POSITION: Finance Officer

Duty Station:  ARUA

Reports to: Regional Project Officer

Job Summary:

The Finance and Compliance Officer’s primary responsibility is to provide timely and accurate reviews of monthly budgets, expenditure as well as building capacity of lower level supported health units in financial management in line with donor requirements.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Receive and review cash forecasts from the sub-recipient to ensure they are in line with the approved grant budgets and monitor partners’ budgets throughout the year.
  • Assist project staff in developing grant budgets that align with their work plans.
  • Conduct financial reviews for partners to evaluate compliance with UEC & donor regulations.
  • Timely and accurate verification of sub recipient advances and liquidations of project   related activities ensuring that all expenses are coded to the appropriate account codes, expenses are within budget and are adequately supported and are authentic.
  • Provide general capacity building to counterparts in areas of budgeting, broad financial management and programmatic accountability.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of partner advances /grants and assisting partners/grantees with advice and practical guidelines on financial matters.
  • Assist the Finance & Compliance Manager with month end reporting.
  • Review all substantiating source documentation to ensure that they comply with GAAP, A-122, all relevant USG regulations, and donor agreement terms.
  • Conduct reconciliation and monitoring of the grant data entered in the accounting software to ensure accuracy in cost charging.
  • Prepare payment requests, vouchers for accuracy and completeness for payment.
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Review and process cash advances for partners.
  • Work closely with UCMB finance staff, other project technical staffs, supported health care facilities and vendors.


  • Com / BBA with Accounting options
  • Additional qualification in CPA, ACCA is an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ work experience in a busy finance environment and experience in Health related International NGO operations, regulations and compliance issues.
  • Computer Literacy with Competency in NAVISION, MS word, MS Excel and accounting software.
  • Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • The person must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds.

Application procedure

Eligible and interested candidates should apply and attach their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, and testimonials to the address below not later than 12th February 2021.

The Secretary General
Uganda Catholic Secretariat,
Plot 672, Hanlon Road – Nsambya Hill
P.O. Box 2886 Kampala