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Chief Operations Officer

Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 26, 2022.

Chief Operations Officer Jobs in Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda)

# Job Description

The Chief Operations Officer COO is a core member of the leadership team
alongside the Executive Director ED and Director of Programs DoP. The role
holder will be responsible for all administrative, operational and contractual
aspects of the company with oversight of the following functions: finance,
procurement and project delivery across the organisation, programme operations
and administration, talent management and Human Resources. He/she will also
manage the contractual relationships with service providers including the fund
manager, the IT service provider and external and internal auditors.
The COO will be responsible for ensuring that FSDU’s governance functions
smoothly, with appropriate communication between the Board and the Management.
He/she is also responsible for establishing and implementing a risk-based
company culture. Alongside the ED and the DoP, the COO will play a pivotal
role, in setting up and negotiating donor partnerships, defining programme
outcomes and ensuring that appropriate reporting frameworks are in place and

Key Responsibilities:
1\. Strategy Development & Execution
• Contribute to overall strategy development with a focus on reporting and
• Oversee the development of both long term and annual resourcing people and
financing projections in consultation with FSDU’s senior leadership and
pillar heads, presenting to and gaining agreement of the FSDU Board and
alignment with funder expectations.

• Establish strong organisational systems, processes and frameworks that
enhance organisational effectiveness and efficiency as well as support
tactical execution of the strategy.
• Provide advisory services and act as a sounding board for pillar heads, DoP
and ED for guidance and support in program and administrative implementation.
• Accountable for the direct management of core enabling functions such as
Finance and HR and indirectly through vendor agreements.
2\. Establishing Systems and Processes
Governance, and Board Support:
• Ensure FSDU Board and Board sub-committee meetings are properly supported
with appropriate and timely information and reports.
• Facilitate the work of two key Board sub-committees i.e. Audit, Finance and
Risk Committee AFRC as well as the Human Resources and Compensation
Committee HRCC assisting the committee chair with agenda setting, leading
the report preparation and implementation of committee recommendations.

• Assist the ED in fulfilling her governance responsibilities.
Policies, Systems and Procedures:
• Ensure the development and implementation of policies, systems, procedures
and tools that will assure quality delivery and effective impact in areas of
• Drive enforcement and adherence to policies and systems.
• Ensure the roll-out of new or improved systems/tools e.g. through
communication, training & delegation to staff.
Risk Management:
• Oversee the management of risk across FSDU’s activities; ensuring
development of a comprehensive understanding of FSDU’s risks and mitigation
• Support relevant outsourced legal and compliance firms in complex and high-
risk contract negotiations.
• Safeguard FSDU’s Financial resources by giving due consideration before
signing approvals; while ensuring value for money and performance by engaged
service providers.
Procurement and Administration:
• Monitor compliance of grantees with contract terms and ensure Financial
obligations are settled promptly and are consistent with the contract terms.
• Oversee all Procurement and contracting procedures including the development
of requests for expressions of interest or proposals, evaluation and issue of
contracts, purchase orders and where applicable, partnership agreements.
• Oversee and ensure that all administrative activities are conducted in
conformance with policy and best practices.
3\. Financial management & fundraising
• Oversee the annual budgeting process and ensure compliance with the budget.
• Conduct rigorous Financial analysis to inform strategy, forecasting and
support programmatic decision making.
• Oversee and participate in Financial due diligence related to fund
• Monitor compliance by FSDU with the terms and conditions of MoUs/funding
contracts and those with the implementing partners.
• Oversee regular reporting monthly, quarterly, annual to the Board and
funders and undertake reviews.
• Facilitate the work of and engagement with external and internal auditors.
• Ensure that FSDU’s Financial management complies with national and
international Financial regulations; and that Financial record keeping will
support effective auditing and timely reporting to both the funders and the
• Support the ED in taking ownership of all Financial reporting to
• Oversee the implementation of and reporting on the value for money VFM
4\. People Management
• Alongside the ED, build a motivated team that is capable of delivering on
FSDU’s vision and strategy.
• Develop recruitment and talent management plans in line with FSDU strategy.
• Implement effective remuneration, reward and benefits, that motivate staff
subject to necessary approvals.
• Develop and implement an employee performance management system that
supports the achievement of FSDU’s goals and objectives and equitably rewards
• Lead the Operations team in a manner that empowers them to deliver excellent
support services and maximises value for money on investment from FSDU’s
• Manage unit culture and employee engagement.
• Provide effective direct leadership to reports through coaching, mentoring
and management of performance.
• Accountable for the mitigation of all people related risks through
appropriate risk management strategies
Does this sound like you?
• Ugandan nationals strongly preferred
• Bachelor’s in a related field e.g. Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business
Administration, or Legal
• Minimum ten 10 years of experience in Finance, Audit, Operations,
Administration, Grants Management, at least five 5 years of which must be at
senior level with accountability to a governance board
• A professional qualification in Accounting, Procurement or Risk Management
• At least three 3 years of work experience in Africa with direct experience
in East African markets
• Strong experience in Financial Management and Procurement
• Demonstrable experience in Donor Contract Management
• Proven experience in Human Resource Management
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to manage project diversity and complexity, with a portfolio in USD
of 3-5 million in range
• Proven track record of managing relationships and influencing key
stakeholders at the leadership or specialist level
Nice to have:
• Master’s Degree
• First-hand experience of working in/with a market building programme
• Understanding and experience of programme management in the Financial sector
• Working experience in a multicultural environment

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**Closing Date** : 3rd Feb. 2022

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