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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 & Logistics Officer - Gulu, Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 4874

Description

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.

Background

DAI seeks a Finance & Logistics Officer in Gulu 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.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day business operations of the Gulu office.
  • Manage full-time driver staff and project vehicles to meet the travel needs of Activity staff.
  • Manage the security of the office premises, property, and vehicles.
  • Responsible for the financial management of the Gulu office, assuring adherence to financial policies, Activity policies and procedures, regulations, controls and reporting systems.
  • Provide accounting and financial analysis support to the Kampala office and ensure submission of financial reports based on internal deadlines.
  • Verify vendor invoices and accuracy of expenses, and ensures accurate and timely processing of invoices, and coordinate with Kampala office on vendor payments.
  • Assist in preparing information for any contractual financial reporting requirement, as applicable.
  • Follows procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel.
  • Ensure compliance of all accounting and financial reporting functions in the Gulu office.
  • Responsible for recording costs and day-to-day general accounting and risk management.
  • Work collaboratively with Kampala office staff.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Director, Finance and Administration.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience and progressive responsibility in finance and accounting, office administration, and project operations.
  • Minimum one year experience with USAID-funded projects.
  • Experience with USAID procurement policy, or logistics preferred.
  • Ability to apply laws, regulations and instructions and interpret DAI and USAID policy.
  • Fluent English required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Finance & Logistics Officer will supervise the Driver/Logistician.

Base of Operations:  

Gulu, Uganda

Reporting:

The Finance & Logistics Officer reports to the Director, Finance & Administration.

Please apply via this link        https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/uxs0irngkl/index.html        by December 15, 2019.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified.  No phone inquiries, please.



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