Project Finance Officer

Job Summary

Executes, checks, and consolidates all necessary activities and checks to assure complete and correct allocation of project costs, in line with financial regulations, SNV financial standards and guidelines, and donor requirements.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management. For more information on our operations in Uganda and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org


Background

SNV is seeking to recruit the services of a Project Finance Officer for an energy and agriculture integrated program in Uganda. This position is contingent on the availability of funding;


Job Description

Financial Accounting and Administration

• Records financial project data into systems, monitors and analyses project data.

• Executes, checks, and consolidates all necessary activities and checks to assure complete and correct allocation of project costs, in line with financial regulations, SNV financial standards and guidelines, and donor requirements.

• Maintain up-to-date staff debtor’s status through regular staff account allocations.

• Monitoring subgrantees status through the grants to partner accounts

• Ensure effective and timely processing of invoices or other payments and ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations.

• Reviewing of the Programme creditors’ accounts in the system

Financial Planning

• Executes the budgeting process and periodically forecasts and supports control, monitors (audit) all financial-related activities within the project.

Financial business project control and information

• Regularly provides (requested and non-requested) financial reports, analysis, and advice to provide insight into the overall project financial status in order to safeguard financial performance, profitability and to estimate financial risks and take precautions.

• All in line with donor and SNV financial guidelines.

• Provides advice, balancing country interests, relevant regulation, corporate standards and guidelines, taking the project set-up with different donor regulations into account.

• Guides the Project Manager with country budgets, country project administrations and country project reviews in multiple country projects.


Donor reporting

• Provides financial reports to meet both internal and external donor requirements. Supports the project manager in being compliant to internal- and external procedures and regulations and SNV and donor guidelines regarding the financial administration of projects.

Support to Business Development

• Assists in the development of budgets in proposals.

• Guides and oversees qualification process for grants if applicable.

• Assist in the development of Proposal Budgets in liaison with the project teams


Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Administration, Finance, Commerce or relevant qualification.

• Professional qualification.

• 5 years’ relevant experience

• ICT proficient, accounting and SAP Design software

• Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting and/or financial management software and MS Office applications; and

• Knowledge of Uganda's financial and tax regulations, especially those pertaining to non-governmental or not-for-profit organizations.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda. The contract duration is 2 years, with the possibility of an extension of another 2 years. The desired starting date is January 2022. subject to awarding the contract for implementation by the donor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, including a competitive secondary benefits package.

Working at SNV

We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org


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