Cardno Director, Finance and Operations Job in Kampala, Uganda

Director, Finance and Operations
Kampala, Uganda

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking a Director, Finance & Operations for a USAID-funded Strength- ening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) project in Uganda. 

The program supports local governments in Uganda to improve social service delivery. 
With emphasis on health, education, and services for orphans and vulnerable children, the program collaborates with the Ministry of Local Government and other USAID-supported partners to strengthen processes and structures of decentralized governments in 35 districts to offer quality services to communities.

The Director of Finance & Operations is responsible for overseeing project finances and directing operations (procurement, HR and logistics). 

S/he will enforce policies and procedures in line with USAID regulations, Cardno policies, and Uganda law. 
S/he will work closely with Cardno home office (HO) on improving or developing new policies where needed, as well as fulfilling financial reporting requirements to USAID. 
This position is expected to manage/supervise 12-13 reports.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Track expenditure to ensure spending is in line with field operational budget
  • Develop funding requests to HO based on upcoming project activities and in line with field budget
  • Supervise financial management of the project, responsible for accuracy of statements and fund requests provided to home office and USAID
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback/responses to HO queries
  • Work closely with the Director of Grants to ensure funds are available for grant disbursements and that grant disbursements are made in line with the requirements of the grants manual
  • Support the Finance Team in implementation of systems and procedures.
Procurement & Logistics:
  • Manage procurement function in HO and support regional offices in the management of smaller procurement
  • Ensure procurement and all policies are in compliance with USG, local rules and regulations, and Cardno policies
  • Manage procurement systems and processes to ensure transactions and purchases are done in a transparent and efficient manner
  • Work with technical teams to improve planning and organization of implemented activities
  • Manage IT project coverage & review (tele)communications policies, procedures and expenses
  • Update and maintain HR manual and in conjunction with the COP, ensure that the manual is followed
  • Provide oversight of the HR function and ensure adequate coverage by HR consultant
  • Ensure local labor laws are abided by
  • Supervise hiring, termination and performance improvement plans, according to policies in place and local regulations/laws
  • Ensure evaluation process is performed adequately and in a timely fashion
  • Masters Level Degree or equivalent (M.B.A., C.P.A, or related degree or certification)
  • 7+ years demonstrable experience in the field of international development
  • 7+ years of experience in project and financial management
  • International experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory, interpersonal and team-building skills gained from progressively responsible positions in international work environments
  • Previous experience overseeing and collaborating with teams of local staff
Special Instructions:
To submit your application, visit and create an account or log into your existing Cardno account to apply to the Director, Finance & Operations position.
Visit our website at to learn more about Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd.

Deadline for submission July 27, 2012

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