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Finance and Administration Associate


This is a Full-time position in Mbale posted April 23, 2022.

Solidaridad Carreer opportunities in Mbale Finance and Administration Associate Jobs opportunities in Mbale at Solidaridad

# Job Description

Solidaridad is an international solution-oriented civil society
organization with over 50 years of experience in developing solutions to make
communities more resilient and create more sustainable supply chains. We work
throughout the entire value chain to make sustainability the norm. Our
innovative solutions support the transition to an inclusive economy that
provides sustainable livelihoods with fair and profitable business
opportunities. This includes decent working conditions, a fair living wage,
and production in balance with nature so that all people can thrive now and
for generations to come. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Solidaridad East,
and Central Africa has country offices and programmes in Ethiopia, Tanzania,
and Uganda, and outreaches in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, Burundi,
Rwanda, and Cameroon.

Title: Finance and Administration Associate – Uganda
Duration: 1-year contract extension based on performance
Reporting line: Finance & Administration Officer – Uganda
Position level: Junior level
Location: Mbale, Uganda

Solidaridad is implementing a five-year multinational project dubbed ‘From
Climate Victims to Climate Heroes’ that seeks to improve the landscapes and
livelihoods of 50,000 smallholder coffee farmers in the Eastern, Northern,
Western, Central, and West Nile regions of Uganda through carbon farming and
financing. Solidaridad is therefore seeking to recruit a dynamic and
innovative professional for the position of Communication Officer.

Solidaridad seeks to recruit a dynamic and self-motivated individual for
the position of Finance and Administration Associate based in Kampala, Uganda.
S/he will be responsible for under supervision providing financial management,
accounting, and administration support. S/he will support project financial
transactions, which include but are not limited to, accounts payable functions
to include, including the processing of invoices, expenditures monitoring and
financial reporting, bank reconciliation and account analysis, preparation and
processing of local tax returns, and budget monitoring. The Finance and
Administration Associate will also provide operations and administrative
support to the country teams.

The Finance and Administration Associate reports to Finance and
Administration Manager. Works closely with the Country Manager, Regional
Finance Manager, the Project team, and the quality team on Administration.

• Prepare, code, total, and batch payment requisitions for subsequent
checks by the Finance and Administration Officer.
• Maintain projects General ledger in QuickBooks/ Network system and ensure
• Prepare payments against authorized requisitions.
• Prepare and report monthly projects financial reports and budget variance
• File all financial and Field activity records according to the existing
filing system.
• Ensure reconciliations of staff field travel cash floats and banking of any
cash returns.
• Maintain petty cash account in QuickBooks and make surprise upcountry office
petty cash counts.
• Support partner organizations in financial training in reporting and ensure
their reports have adequate supporting documents.
• Supporting Country operations in human resource management in activities
including systems in accordance to the labor law, tax and statutory
• Statutory payments such as NSSF, PAYE, and VAT are prepared and paid by the
deadlines consistently.
• Maintain external relationships with service providers to ensure efficiency.
• Contribute to the organization of meetings, conferences, events, and

Qualifications Requirements:
• Relevant academic level education – Bachelor’s degree or higher – in
relevant field e.g. finance and/or accounting and the local equivalent of
chartered accountant certification
• Minimum four 4 or more years’ progressive professional accounting,
financial, and Administration experience, preferably in the non-profit and/or
development sector.
• Working experience with an audit firm will be an added advantage.
• Computer literate, proficient in QuickBooks, and comfortable with
e-accounting packages
• Demonstrated working experience with the international donor-funded project
in East Africa
• Demonstrated proficiency in excel by using automated excel formulas to track
unique documents.

Specific Job Requirements:
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to support
projects and local partners to effectively meet project needs.
• Ability to work effectively with governmental and non-governmental
organizations and local communities in achieving project objectives.
• Excellent reporting skills and ability to relate sensitively to diverse
• Self-driven, trustworthy, pleasant, and able to deliver results with minimum
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili.
• Excellent critical, creative thinking and analytical skills.
• Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight, and
• Ability to work with database applications.
• Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.
• Ability to work in diverse situations.
• Solid experience with finance and accounting work in an NGO setting for at
least 1 year
• Knowledge of the use of digital accounting systems.
• Excellent computer skills Excel, word
• Able to Multi-task.

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Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their
one-page cover letter including salary expectations and availability and CVs
to: Email: **** Subject: “Finance and
Administration Associate – Uganda” Deadline for submission: 29 April 2022 at
5:00pm EAT. The CVs will be evaluated as they are received. Only successful
candidates will be contacted.

Solidaridad Carreer opportunities in Mbale Finance and Administration Associate Jobs opportunities in Mbale at Solidaridad

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