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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 6, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Embassy is an integral part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and therefore shares the same overall objectives and the same visions, mission and values as the rest of the organisation.

The Embassy is accredited to represent Denmark in the areas of foreign policy and foreign economic, development aid and commercial relations as regards Uganda and also has the responsibility for overseeing relations in the four side-accredited countries: Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar.

Job Title

Financial advisor: accountability, civic engagement and rights job at The Danish Embassy (RDE)

Job Description

The Danish Embassy in Kampala seeks to recruit a Financial Advisor for our work on Accountability, Civic Engagement and Rights. As our new colleague, you will work within the Grant Financial Management team!

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities


Financial grant management of Danish development funds:

  • Partner financial monitoring, including due diligence, assessment of partner accountability and conducting regular financial monitoring visits to partners.

  • Assessment of adherence to regulations regarding procurement and other rules for acceptance of costs.

  • Control of annual audit reports (financial, compliance and performance audits) and special audits (e.g. procurement audits) communication with, and assessment of, local auditors.

  • Management of funds using Danida-specific financial grant management systems.

  • Capacity building and training need assessment of partners, on the basis of in-depth knowledge of the local rules and regulations as well as Danida specific guidelines.

  • Design, development and facilitation of financial management trainings for partners.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Commerce

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant working experience and least 5 years’ experience in a similar position, working for a donor or in a medium to large-sized donor-funded organisation.

  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • A broad knowledge and interest in the area of development assistance and aid effectiveness

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral

  • Experience with the International Standards for Auditing (ISAs) and compliance and performance audits.

  • Experience with partner monitoring and capacity building.

  • A good understanding of Ugandan NGO sector laws.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines

  • Ability to work efficiently in a team-based, multi-cultural environment

  • Knowledge of Accountability, Civic Engagement and Rights is added advantage, as well as experience with Danida Aid Management Guidelines.


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Unwavering integrity

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proactive enthusiasm

  • Attention to detail

  • Versatility

  • A highly organized and dependable personality with a strong sense of confidentiality


What we offer

  • An exciting position with meaningful work and great responsibility

  • Influence of own tasks and planning of work and a high level of independence in the performance of tasks

  • Committed colleagues working together in an open and informal environment

  • A work week of 37 hours and competitive compensation package, including attractive pension and health insurance scheme.


Expected commencement date is in January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is fixed-term, ending 31 December 2027, with a possibility for renewal.


How to Apply

Job application procedure
To apply please send your application to email address kmtambrecruitment@um.dk with the subject DK Financial Advisor PACER.

The application should consist of 1) A cover letter explaining how your past experience relates to the key responsibilities listed above, 2) A CV, including contact details for 3 work-related referees
Your E-mail must not exceed 2 MB.

Please only email the 2 required documents above, do not attach copies of certificates, diplomas or reference letters, also do not attach photographs to your CV or cover letter.

All relevant applicants are encouraged to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, personal background, etc.

While we appreciate all applicants for their interest in working with us, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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