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Finance Manager Job Vacancy – Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Finance Manager Job Vacancy – Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Job Title:  Finance Manager

Organisation: Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Code:      4821

Reports To:  The Director of Finance and Administration

About US:

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Finance Manager, Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

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DAI seeks a Finance Manager for a five-year, $24 million dollar USAID-funded agriculture program. The Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity (FtF IAM) works with agro-industry/agribusiness firms, Government of Uganda institutions and agencies, and market actor organizations on creating efficiencies in cross-market functions that enhance systemic changes to sustainably increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of households through agriculture-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity contributes to the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Uganda Country Plan goal of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, as well as the USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy’s (CDCS) 2016-2021 five-year goal of strengthening Uganda’s systems to accelerate inclusive education, health, and economic outcomes. The Activity works throughout the FtF Uganda Zone of Influence (ZOI), which covers 38 districts spread across four regions of Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for providing the Chief of Party and USAID with the appropriate financial and operating information as necessary
  • Work closely with other department groups on problems involving accounting systems and financial planning.
  • Implement and enforce all policies and procedures related to financial matters.
  • Establish and maintain adequate system controls to protect against financial misstatement, in accordance with applicable government accounting and administrative regulations, USAID and DAI rules and regulations.
  • Process all cash transactions and wire transfer payments.
  • Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System.
  • Track VAT exemptions and reimbursements.
  • Ensure payroll is recorded in the accounting system, that salary is disbursed, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
  • Coordinate annual and other financial audits—including preparation of supporting schedules and information—respond to auditor questions, and consolidate report formats.
  • Liaise with field and home office management.
  • Allocate project funds among various program activities.
  • Provide information and reports to grants management function.
  • Prepare regular reports for appropriate management as necessary or requested.
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required and an advanced degree is preferred in finance, business administration, public administration, economics, or other relevant field.
  • At least ten years of experience in international programs, with progressive responsibility in Accounting and/or Cost Accounting
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Ability to work and quickly adapt in complex environments
  • Experience working with USAID, preferred.
  • Strong training, communications, and personnel management skills
  • Experience in host country is strongly desirable.
  • Fluent English required.

How to apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates please send your CV and letter of interest to IAMrecruitment@dai.com with “Finance Manager” Only short-listed candidates will be notified.  No phone inquiries, please.

Deadline: 6th December 2019

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