Job Vacancy: Finance and Grants Coordinator, MISR

24 Jan, 2019,

Makerere University, Directorate of Human Resources invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Finance and Grants Coordinator at the University. To submit your application, use the links on the job details to access an online tool for sending full details of your biodata, education, qualifications, work experience, and all the other required information, including your Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts and names and addresses of at least three referees. Application link. Please note that all applications should be submitted online through the link

Reference No.: HR/EXT/19/01

Salary Scale: M6.2

Terms: Three (3) year Contract renewable upon satisfactory performance

Role/Job Purpose: Reporting to the Director, the Finance and Grants Coordinator provides technical support to the MISR. The position requires a hands-on and engaged financial professional who will support the organization in ensuring financial administration, enhancing internal controls, business planning, budgeting and grants management. The key job functions are to coordinate and supervise the financial operations and functions of the Institute, with primary areas of responsibility including accounting, financial reporting, budget management, administrative/financial data processing systems and monitoring procurement. The role also requires coordination and implementation of specialized grants management functions. It requires working closely with the Chairperson, Finance Committee, Administrator and other staff in key functions such as the Librarian and Office Manager.

Reports to: Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Honours Bachelor's Degree - B.Com/BBA/BSc (Finance/Accounting) or related discipline.
A professional qualification in Accounting such as CPA (Uganda) or ACCA is a MUST

A minimum of four (4) years' relevant working experience is required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
i) Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the specific activities of all assigned financial administrative functions.
ii) Supervise finance and accounting staff within the Institute
iii) Monitor all delegated grants management, accounting and budget management functions
iv) Oversee and coordinate Institute budget management functions
v) Supervise, coordinate and perform accounting duties associated with all Institute accounting and financial reporting functions, including specialized grants management tasks in all areas:
a) Ensure compliance with all applicable University and donor accounting and financial reporting requirements;
b) Supervise and assist as needed with daily accounting operations, including cash receipts, payments and accruals, operating within the University accounting system;
c) Perform various cash management functions, including cash-flow projections, draw down of grant funds etc.;
d) Prepare a variety of regular and special internal accounting/ financial statements, as well as monthly reports for the Finance Committee, the Director and the Board.
vi) Monitor the management of the institution's procurement functions
vii) Serve as liaison with University administration, donors and other stakeholders regarding financial matters
viii) Liaise with the statutory and/or Internal Auditor of MISR and be responsible for the timely completion of the audits of the Institute.

Deadline: 30th January 2019 at 5:00 pm EAT.

This is an External Advert, open to the general public as well as those already working with the university.