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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
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    Financial Services
  • Deadline:
    August 24, 2020


Who we are
Program for Accessible health Communication and Education-PACE is a local health non-governmental organization
and remains an affiliate of PSI. PACE is an innovative, efficient and impact-oriented organization that works towards
realizing a community of Ugandans empowered to sustain healthy behavior, while significantly contributing to
Member of the PSI network
JUNE 29TH, 2020
Ministry of Health in the areas of HIV/AIDS-care and prevention, TB, Malaria and Child survival, maternal
and reproductive health, as well as access to safe water. For more information, please visit www.pace.
Join us
PACE seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to lead the financial management of
activities under an anticipated $38M 5-year USAID/PMI-funded project. The project will strengthen
the capacity for malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as ownership of health at the
community and household levels, while maintaining gains made at the health facility level in focus
The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee financial management and operations for all
activities under the project. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, logistics, human resources,
accounting and finance, records, and ensures that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in
place in compliance with USAID policies and procedures, to meet generally recognized accounting
standards. S/he will be responsible for managing the budget and preparing financial reports for
submission to USAID and PSI headquarters. S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG
and PSI regulations and policies. She/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems
and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award. S/he shall have
the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and professional relationships and fulfill the
requirements detailed below:
Sound like you? Read on…
Your contribution
• Financial reporting: initiate, develop and monitor implementation of financial reporting
guidelines for decision making in line with donor regulations, PSI global standards, and local
• Procurement, logistics, human resources: ensure compliance with donor regulations, PSI/PACE
standards, and local law in all aspects of procurement and recruiting;
• Grants: Ensure that sub awardees have proper financial controls in place and monitor
compliance with grant terms and conditions;
• Develop and implement an overall internal controls framework for monitoring the efficient
and effective utilization of funds and all project assets, in line with the Assets Management
Policies and PSI/PACE Finance Manuals;
• Budgeting: initiate and monitor the preparation of annual operating and project budgets in
accordance with donor requirements and PSI/PACE Finance Manual;
• Audits and Compliance:
– Manage all internal and external audits, including the provision of audit samples and
preparation of management comments on audit reports.
– Follow up on action plans to ensure remediation of audit findings.
– In collaboration with legal counsel, minimize legal risks to the organization and address
any legal issues that arise.
– Ensure timely submission of statutory financial reports including tax returns.
– Ensure that accounting operations and financial reporting comply with PSI global finance
policy, funder regulations, and local law.
– Initiate, develop, and document financial and administration policies and guidelines for
monitoring the implementation of the programs and activities in accordance with PSI/
PACE Finance Manuals.
What are we looking for?
Required Qualification/ Experience:
• A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance and another relevant field.
• A minimum of 10 years in accounting, business administration, or related field.
• A minimum of seven years of experience supervising project operations, including human
resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance.
• Experience managing large budgets, logistics and supply chain management for the
implementation of malaria programs.
• In depth knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements, as well as USG
Cost Accounting Standards.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience of professional staff.
• Preference will be given to professionals with membership of ACCA, CPA(U) and CMA.
Required Personal Competencies:
• Demonstrated supervisory experience with excellent interpersonal, written and oral
communication, leadership and managerial skills;
• Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements; in-depth knowledge
and practical understanding of USG administrative, management and reporting of procedures
and systems; experience overseeing finance and administration for a USG funded contract is
highly desirable;
• Experience in managing USG donor-funded procurement and subcontracts/grants of similar
scope and size of this activity;
• Proven track record of implementing fraud mitigation practices;
• Experience with finance management, accounting and auditing, procurement and
establishment of internal controls; including monitoring of grant compliance and management
• Experience with strategic program planning, annual work planning and budgeting;
• Experience managing successful teams working in multiple locations;
• Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and accounting software such as QuickBooks
• Professional proficiency in spoken and written English required; and
• Excellent past performance references.
Requested application material
Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and
Administration Manager, and an updated CV ONLY to pace@pace.org.ug indicating the
Job title in the subject of the email.
Your CV should be two-paged, clearly stating how you meet what we are looking for and what
gets us interested.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm or 1700H (East African Time) on Monday
August 24th, 2020.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application
as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless
of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital
status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender
identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic
information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment
**Please note PACE does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process.

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