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Finance Officer - Handicap International

Finance Officer - Handicap International
Deadline Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Required Number: 1

Duty Description

About Handicap International:

It is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • The Finance Officer will be responsible for accounts control;
  • Tasked with the management of cash flow and cash boxes;
  • Supporting the Administrative Coordinator in budgetary and financial administration;
  • Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  • Ensure the strict application of the rules;
  • Report any incident in which s/he's involved/witnessed immediately;

Required Qualifications

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International Finance Officer job opportunity must hold a professional diploma or University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics;
  • Professional qualification as a CFA/CPA is considered a plus;
  • One year of experience in a similar position;
  • Previous experience with an NGO;
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and finance principles and procedures
  • Excellent accounting and software user;
  • Knowledge of tax regulations in the country;
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills;
  • Sharp time management skills;
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data;
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Excellent coordination skills;
  • Languages: Spoken and written English
  • Computer Skills: Advanced MS Excel skills, MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet;

How to Apply:

Handicap International invites only local residents from the operational area – Arua (attach evidence that you stay in Arua) to send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letter and prove of local residence (Arua) to HR Coordinator at with the subject line as “Application to HI Finance Officer Kampala.”


Deadline: 10th September 2017 (due to the urgency of the situation, Handicap International reserves the right to fill this position before the end of the closing date).


NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification