With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.


Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!


Key Responsibilities:

Back ground


World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.


Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.


Position:         Compliance Finance Coordinator

Report to:        Consortium Manager

Location:         Arua District

Advert Start Date:   14th March 2023

Advert End Date:     20th March 2023


Purpose of the position:


To provide overall leadership and management of the EQUATE ECHO grant, by promoting financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information to be used by ECHO and WV leadership for decision making.

To ensure grant budgets are appropriate, that grant financial reports are accurate and timely and that the project complies with donor requirements; assist with overall program budgeting and ensure operational plan is funded.


Key Outputs/Responsibilities.


Budget planning and management

  • Oversee grants budget management for all ECHO Consortium implementing partners
  • Consolidate funding needs of all partners and ensure funds for activity is disbursed on a timely basis
  • Implement grant tracking / monitoring system and compliance
  • Monitor budget performance of the grant and ensure any significant issue is highlighted for management attention
  • Build a strong and effective financial management in areas of budgeting, accounting, reporting and communicate effectively to stakeholders


Financial accountability and reporting

  • Ensure appropriate and accurate grant financial reports are prepared, consolidated and submitted to stakeholders on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor grant expenditures, alert management on irregularities, recommend action plan as required.
  • Meet periodically with relevant Operations and Programme managers to review grant reports
  • Monitor grant status, revisions, reporting, etc.


Risk Management and Controls

  • Ensure adequate preparation for both internal and external audits and ensure responses are sent on time and recommendations are implemented.
  • Ensure compliance with WV financial policies and donor requirements, including LDRs, BPS, etc.
  • Assess, evaluate and make recommendations on internal controls to ensure effective risk management.
  • Maintain appropriate Grant files and follow up to ensure partners are doing the same.


Capacity building

  • Train / build capacity of Partner Grants finance staff.
  • Build the financial/grants management capacity of partners to ensure sound financial management and donor requirements compliance.
  • Participate/Facilitate grants startup workshops and ensure specific donor requirements are understood by both finance and program/operations staff


Coordination & Networking

  • Coordinate with NO Finance leadership on critical issues such as funding, PBAS commitment and budget posting in Sun Systems.
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain on preparation and implementation of procurement plan to facilitate urgent sourcing of project materials.
  • Liaise with partners regarding grant/budgetary issues.
  • Develop good networks and strategic relationships with implementing partners, other NGO



  • Participate in the senior management/ Leadership team meetings and represent finance department.
  • Provide leadership to the finance department and ensure smooth running & efficient delivery of services.
  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings / devotions as scheduled


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Accounting or Finance, Chartered Accountant
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a senior field Finance / Accounting role, preferably with experience in a grants management.
  • Ability to develop / maintain effective financial and accounting systems, including Sun Systems;
  • Strong knowledge of cost allocation methodologies; knowledge of multi-lateral donor requirements;
  • Good knowledge of sectorial and departmental budget linkages;
  • Able to negotiate and manage budget needs and resources sharing between different sectors and departments;
  • Good understanding of audit compliance requirements;
  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills
  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.Grants Finance management
  • Ability to train staff able to focus on the big picture while monitoring small details flexible and adaptable able to represent WV in meetings and with external stake holders strong English communication skills (oral and written) cross-cultural sensitivity able to work in a stressful environment ability to meet deadlines able contribute to team building environment
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • The position is based in Arua, Uganda, requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time, to review finances of consortium implementing partners


Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only