Uganda: Senior Finance and Administration Mananger- Uganda (Local Ugandans)

Organization: RTI International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

RTI International’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications from Ugandan nationals for a Finance and Administration Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening opportunity in Uganda. RTI anticipates the opportunity will focus on improving leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors, increasing availability and improving management of key health systems resources, and strengthening community systems for quality health services.

The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for the overarching management of all financial and administrative tasks and activities, including management and direction of project financial and administrative staff. The position will be based with RTI in Kampala and local travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the finance and administration functions and ensure compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.

  • Oversee finance, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the project.

  • Work closely with COP, technical staff, pertinent regional and home office staff and appropriate USAID staff, when necessary, to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.

  • When necessary, work closely with key RTI staff, government officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws (i.e., taxes, shipping, customs, registration) while integrating with current systems and procedures.

  • Provide training and guidance to field staff and COP on managing project expenses for annual work plan and contract budgets.

  • Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).

  • Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project.

  • Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.

  • Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system.

  • Work with the project staff to document and book cost share requirements each month, if applicable.

  • Work with headquarter-based financial manager to review monthly financial reports and supporting documentation.

  • Supervise project finance and administrative staff.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, accounting, MBA, or related field of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 9 years of related work experience in finance, administration, and project management, preferably for international organizations in international settings.

  • Prior experience overseeing finance and administration for a USG-funded project of a similar size and complexity is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of applicable USAID/USG procurement, assistance, rules and regulations, as well as administrative policies and techniques.

  • Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills.

  • Results-oriented and team player and ability to follow guidelines and controls required of the position.

  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is preferable.

  • Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task.

  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates that are invited to apply. Please submit your CVs to:, please indicate in the subject line: Sr. Finance/Admin Mgr.-Uganda+ your name.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.