Head of Finance job at BRAC Uganda

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BRAC Uganda

BRAC Uganda

Job Description

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Education Level:
Associate Degree

Job Details
BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world’s biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities.

BRAC International (BI) is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Head of Finance, BRAC Uganda

The Head of Finance will work closely with the Country Director and the Country Management Team in developing BRAC Uganda strategic plan. S/he acts as the primary liaison to the board of directors’ finance committee, working closely with the committee to strengthen BRAC Uganda financial position and other items as required. S/he will continually evaluate best industry practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead the development and implementation of high quality Annual Strategic Plan and AOP of the finance and accounts department relevant to the local context and the organisational priorities.

• S/he is the primary liaison to the board of directors’ finance committee and works closely with it to strengthen BRAC Uganda’s financial position and other items as required.

• Work closely with the Country Director and the Country Management Team in developing BRAC Uganda strategic plan especially the financial aspect.

• Leadership and Stakeholder financial management (Banks, Suppliers, staff, statutory bodies, programs, projects).

• Develop, set up and manage financial reporting systems, procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with donor and stakeholder requirements and provide reports to guide decision making process.

• Financial payments, business process facilitation and overseeing the quality implementation of the financed activities.

• Develop, manage, monitor and oversee the budget lifecycle.

• Manage audits both external and internal and ensure a good inventory management process.

• Prepare and submit standard monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other supporting documents to the Country Director, Bl anchor, donors and relevant partners.

• Continuously evaluate the best industry practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities.

• Has the overall responsibility for recruitment, retention, performance and staff development of the finance team.

• Implementation of the BRAC vision, mission, values and policies including an effective safeguarding policy.


• Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.

• Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.

• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

• Master’s degree in Business Administration/ Finance / Commerce/ Accounting/ Statistics/ related field.

• CPA/ ACCA will be preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

• Critical thinking, decision making and adaptability to pressure

• Knowledge of contemporary accounting packages

• Good financial management skills, system set up and development

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively

• Ability to interpret documents and understand procedures

• Writing reports and correspondence.

• Excellent cross cultural people management skills

• Computer literacy

• Interpersonal skills and customer care.

Experience Requirements:

• 7+ years’ experience in complex accounting and finance systems, including reporting, budgeting, audit at management position in a reputable organisation handling a large portfolio.

• Experience in donor funded projects with understanding about rules and regulation of major donors.

• A strong experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Country Office, Uganda

Application Process

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI-138/22 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 13 January 2023

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment.bi@brac.net


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