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Sub Award Finance Officer (REVIVE – CSJ) NGO Job Vacancies at Mercy Corps

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About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.

General Position Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direct supervision of Sub-award Finance Coordinator, the Sub-award Finance Officer is responsible for sub grants management, monitoring and reporting and compliance with donor regulations and Mercy Corps regulations. He/she is also responsible for tracking sub grants and sub grantee requirements and for maintaining all sub grants and contracts financial files.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct sub grants pre-award assessments and recommends for substantial involvements and compliance requirements and modifications to the sub grant agreement and/or monitoring plan to lessen financial and compliance risks.
  2. Follow up, collect and review sub grantees financial reports and fund requests, keep up-to-date records and report all sub grantees financial status. Review sub grantees financial reports for correctness, completeness, timeliness and compliance.
  3. Perform sub grantee monitoring visit for financial and programmatic deliverables review or audit and report findings with recommendation to the supervisor communicate agreed upon findings to the sub grantees and follow up its implementation.
  4. Handle sub grants close-outs ensuring that all requirements of the sub grant agreement have been met and that sub grant funds have been properly settled.
  5. Follow up all grant compliance issues and document all required information.
  6. Create a sub award card navigator and update all milestones and expenditure in navigator.
  7. Closely monitor sub grants to ensure that sub grantees are not overspent.
  8. Maintain sub grantees tracker and update monthly. Share the updated tracker and list.
  9. Maintain sub grant files and ensure they are well labeled, fully updated with all contracts, submitted reports, governing clauses and all other relevant documents.
  10. Any other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Sub-award Finance Coordinator

Works Directly With: Governance Manager, Partnership and Compliance Advisor, COP, Partnership and Capacity building Officers, Partnership and Capacity Building Team leader, Finance Team and Sub-award Team.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
  • 2+years’ experience in Grants, Subawards and Financial management and accounting and 2+year’s supervisory experience.
  • Strong management Skills, Technical & Supervisory Skills and experience required.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience in donor regulations, and management of sub grants required.
  • Adequate understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.
  • International NGO/PVO experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with financial reports preparation and presentation and proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and sub grantees field offices and project sites approximately 50%.
 Success Factors

An ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and meaningful financial information is essential.  A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.  An impeccable professional standard of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.

Ongoing Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Disclaimer: This job description is NOT an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit their Cover Letter & CV saved in 1 document as  PDF of no more than 5 pages by 7th October 2022.

Please note that any application submitted that does not follow the above instructions will be automatically discarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mercy Corps does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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