Job Summary

Ensure sound and effective finance and accounting operations across the PEAS School Network. The SFS is therefore expected to streamline and rationalize PEAS Uganda schools’ financial operations to achieve a full capacity return on investment that enhances PEAS aspirations for a successful, exemplar, and sustainable actor in the education sector in Uganda.

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

Job Description/Requirements

About Us.

PEAS is an international education not-for-profit organization with the mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. 

Since 2008, PEAS has built and operated high-quality low-cost not-for-profit secondary schools in close partnership with the government in communities where there is urgent unmet demand for secondary education. We currently run 28 secondary schools in Uganda and 4 in Zambia serving over 15,000  students. PEAS operations and work are founded on four strategic pillars i.e., Access, Quality,  Sustainability, and System Strengthening. 

PEAS Uganda is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced persons for the position of School Finance  Specialist as per the detail below:


Job Title and Department 

School Finance Specialist, Operations


Compensation 

Specialist Grade


Location and Travel 

Kampala with 10% travel around the network 


Reporting to 

Country Finance Manager


Line Management Responsibility 

Roving Finance Officers


About the Role 

The School Finance Specialist (SFS) role exists to ensure sound and effective finance and accounting operations across the PEAS School Network. The SFS is therefore expected to streamline and rationalize PEAS Uganda schools’ financial operations to achieve a full capacity return on investment that enhances  PEAS aspirations for a successful, exemplar, and sustainable actor in the education sector in Uganda.  The role holder works closely with the various departmental heads within the organization to define and implement optimal operational models necessary for the achievement of the highest impact for  Access, Quality, Sustainability, and System Strengthening in all PEAS schools.


Experience & Qualifications: 

Essential 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Commerce 
  • 5 years experience in a financial management role at either a senior or middle-level management level 
  • Experience leading business planning and analysis in a large school network or in an entity with  similar operations  
  • Experience developing strategies and effectively managing change processes • Numerate and demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office applications especially MS  Excel and MS PowerPoint 
  • Ambitious and desires a stretch role that provides an opportunity to get out of their ordinary  finance into modeling, analytics, forecasting, and developing strategies 
  • Working well with senior management teams and able to influence, persuade and articulate  well with evidence approaches that deliver specific goals 
  • Basic experience in developing a policy framework and  
  • Tax planning and management experience 

Desired

  • A visionary and values aligned individual who is excited about transformation and able to  influence others 
  • Qualified Accountant with either CPA or ACCA.  

Skills & Personal Attributes: 

  • A good collaborator, team player, and listener 
  • Self-driven and can work largely with limited or no supervision setting own goal plans to achieve the specific assignment

How to Apply 

All applications will be received and Reviewed through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Now ' section


The closing date for submission of applications is 26th November 2021 at 6 PM EAT.

PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool to build the strongest possible workforce. 


PEAS is a child-sensitive environment. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Successful candidates will therefore be required to sign up to our child protection and adult safeguarding policies upon induction.



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