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Director of Finance and Administration

at Palladium Group
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Personal Care & Services
Currency UGX


Director of Finance and Administration - Family Planning, Uganda, Rwanda
Organization: Palladium Group
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Purpose of Position

The Director of Finance and Administration is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Uganda funded by USAID entitled Family Planning Flagship Activity. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Reports to: Chief of Party

Duration: 5 years


Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security;
Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance;
Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures;
Prepares budgets for annual workplans and financial reports for USAID/Uganda;
Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff;
Ensures compliance with USAID policies and procedures;


Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed.
Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations.
Minimum of four years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programs.
Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements

Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.

Education Requirements

Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.