Job Summary

Lively Minds, an award-winning NGO, is working with governments in Ghana and Uganda to roll-out an innovative, early childhood development programme. Lively Minds is seeking a Finance and Administration Officer who will be part of a lively, Uganda team of twelve.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO, working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Since 2008, we have developed an innovative, behavior-change program that empowers marginalized, poorly-educated mothers to run educational ‘Play Schemes’ for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using local resources. The Lively Minds program aims to improve the school-readiness of rural kindergarten children, by training parents to provide practical, cost-free learning and developmental activities in the kindergarten and at home.

These are exciting times for Lively Minds. Our program in Uganda is in a test and position-for-scale stage with the long-term aim of the national roll-out. Our long-term goal is for the program to be adopted in several countries in the developing world so that it can have a large impact in tackling the global early childhood development crisis.


We’re an ambitious team, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. We expect everyone to give their best to achieve the best possible results. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunities for learning, growth, and creativity. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled, and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.


To find out more about our program, please visit

About the role

  • The Finance and Administration Officer will be part of a lively, Uganda team of twelve.
  • Reporting to the Global Head of Finance (based remotely) and the Country Director, 
  • The  Finance and Administration Officer will have excellent attention to detail and be methodical and thorough in their approach to work.
  • With good financial acumen and a thirst for continuous improvement, the successful candidate will have a “can-do” attitude – always willing to get involved and help out where necessary.
  • The officer will be responsible for handling and recording a large number of financial transactions and supporting documents whilst maintaining accurate accounts and record keeping.
  • The officer will also be responsible for monitoring and escalating any financial risks and issues in a timely manner.

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