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Finance Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kitgum posted January 19, 2022.

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Carreer opportunities in Kitgum Finance Officer Jobs opportunities in Kitgum at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a
world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services
for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is
currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the
immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and
the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass
displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance
Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of
Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the
influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up
its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting
durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives,
strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda
is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –
bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in
Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese
and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee
settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West
Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees
in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations
starting January 2020.

The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building,
gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children &
IRC has a country office in Kampala, a field Office in Urban and recently

The IRC is currently recruiting for regular hire – Finance Officer position
for Kampala under the Urban Program.

Job Overview:
Under the direction of the Senior Finance Officer – Payables, the Finance
Officer is responsible for ensuring that the vendors are timely paid using the
electronic fund transfer platforms and supporting in the day today finance
activities to ensure they are performed in accordance with IRC’s policies and
procedures, and in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles GAAP. The position will support Integra invoice coordination
across country office program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•The owner of the accounts payable email address.
•Download vendor invoices, creates folders, and deposits invoices per D4 and
timely makes them accessible by every D4 finance invoice focal person.
•Separates invoices received by PO invoices and non-PO invoices, Manage the
Accounts Payable invoices journal and files accordingly.
•Coordinates with Admin team to compile and submit admin related invoices
through the AP invoice email.
•Ensures the statutory obligations are timely paid and vendor invoice journals
are created.
•Acting at all times in accordance with the country law and standards of
accounting practices
•Contribute to the overall objective of the Finance department of providing
quality support service to all sectors.
•Review all the payment requests and ensure compliance and completeness of
supporting documents before payments are made, ensuring timely payments.
•Assist in implementation of finance policies, procedures, and systems.
•Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation and
consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
•Carry out Electronic Fund payments Mobile money and online banking
•Support completion of end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or
no errors.
•Review mobile money requests from the field offices by carrying out Name
verifications alongside the created CSV files.
•Participate as gatekeeper in ensuring that all transactions are in accordance
with IRC financial policies and grant agreements.
•Implement the shared program costs SPC allocation at the field office.
•Support the process of preparation of the cash and bank accounting worksheet.


•University bachelor’s degree in accounting, Commerce or Finance.
•Minimum of three years of accounting experience preferably in an
international NGO and
•At least a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience working with EXCEL.
•Knowledge of working with Yo mobile money platform and experience with online
banking payment platform.
•Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills; ability to work with
computers, effective communication, problem solving and decision making and
ability to work under pressure.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC
Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces
policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-

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**Closing Date** : 30th Jan. 2022

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