Finance Graduate Trainee

at Food for the Hungry
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 11, 2024
Category Management
Currency UGX


Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience (TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.

FH Culture:

All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.


FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis;

Job Title: Finance Graduate Trainee (01 position)

Location: Kampala

Reports to: Finance Officer

Contract Length: 6 months

Start Date: Immediate (To be shortlisted on rolling basis)

Job Summary

The Finance Graduate Trainee position is an opportunity for Coaching, Learning and preparing for filling up vacant positions that may arise in line with justifiable organizational needs. The primary aim of the graduate program is to ensure mutual benefit for the trainee and the organization, the Finance Graduate Trainee will be responsible for supporting the Finance Officer in Preparing Accounts Journals, Filing of Finance documents, reviewing Petty Cash transactions, Preparing Payment Vouchers and handling correspondences between finance and other departments. He/she will help to ensure compliance with FH Policies and Procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1 – Financial Management

Key Result #2 – Administration

Education & Experience

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Finance and accounting or related discipline from a recognized university or institution.
Excellent computer skills in MS word, excel, PowerPoint, Access and Internet.
Vibrant personal relationship with Christ, understands and applies FH Foundational Principles and Vision and Mission
Develops and maintains good working relationships with colleagues
Effectively and efficiently manages all resources entrusted to him/her for work purposes
Maintains an attitude and behavior in accordance with FH values and principles
Complies to all finance, personnel, procurement and administrative policies of FH
Language Skills

Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

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