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Mpigi, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

January 2, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Together we transform conversations about youth and innovation into real solutions that inspire young people to realize meaningful employment and overcome the challenges they face.

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Job Title

Operations and Finance Manager job at Youth Challenge International

Job Description

Reporting to the Project Lead, the Operations and Finance Manager will provide coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for HerStart in Uganda, including financial performance processes, human resources processes, reporting, cash flow management and procurement. The role will drive the coordination of program quality improvement efforts across all key program function areas.
We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to deliver exceptional results. We are looking for people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment through the advancement of both national and global gender equality agendas.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Operations Management: Provide coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for YCI Uganda, including the oversight of policies, procedures, and procurement of goods and services; Provide support the Project Lead with all YCI Uganda Human Resources functions, including management of country office contracts, performance review, onboarding and recruitment of local staff; Support planning for Canadian volunteer arrivals and work placements, including arrival and orientation logistics, accommodation during placement, intercity transportation etc.; Organize in-country volunteer orientations and lead sessions as needed; Coordinate all administrative and logistical components of YCI office acquisition and volunteer accommodation and Canadian volunteers’ visa renewals and extension related duties; Ensure YCI remains complaint with NGO registration and required compliances in Uganda; Oversee and maintain necessary reporting for local company registration requirements and ensure YCI remains compliant with evolving regulations; Co-lead the country health, safety and security risk management portfolio to ensure the safety and security of staff, volunteers, partners, consultants and related stakeholders and perform other duties as requested by the Project Lead. 

  • Financial Management: Coordinate with YCI Headquarters to ensure appropriate financial and administrative management and compliance with donor regulations; Prepare and submit high quality financial reports, manage and monitor cash flows related to project expenses including staff payroll processing, payment of income tax for employees and payment contributions; Lead annual budgeting exercise; Collaborate with the Project Lead and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities are implemented in accordance with the project budget and work plan; Identify areas of risk and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities; and Respect and act in accordance with accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls, ensuring compliance with donor and national regulatory requirements including audits.

  • Technical Support and Training: Provide technical onboarding, training, direction and support to project staff, volunteers, partners and external stakeholders as needed on processes, guidelines and requirements for finance, operations and human resources; Support Project Lead with daily project management, contributing to project decision-making by providing input on the operational health and status of the project; Facilitate accountability and quality assurance on financial literacy through formal and informal interactions with staff and partners.

  • Volunteer Management: Supervise an international and/or national volunteer in their professional deliverables that advance the goals of HerStart, and/or partner organizations; Provide coaching and mentorship to ensure their meaningful engagement and integration into the HerStart program.  

Qualifications and Competencies

Skills and Experience:

  • Self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in finance, operations, procurement and/or human resources with a robust understanding of organizational accounting and financial functions

  • Have an understanding of, and compatible vision for, sustainable community development, an appreciation of the contribution of volunteers to international development and ideally, are experienced in supporting or working with volunteers

  • Demonstrated experience providing management and oversight of office operations, and the ability to explain accounting or financial concepts to necessary project stakeholders

  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and other accounting software, with an analytical attention to detail

  • Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency and you are a permanent resident or a citizen of Uganda

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