Senior Administrative Officer

at CWS
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 11, 2024
Category Management
Currency UGX


Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager

Supervises: None

Division: CWS Africa

Supports the annual budgeting process by overseeing projections for units under their supervision and costing out of items proposed in the budget.

Oversees all field logistics, finance, procurement, property, and office management functions and ensures strict compliance with CWS RSC Africa’s SOPs, Cooperative Agreement and 2 CFR 200.
Administration (logistics, Property, procurement General Services and Office management) 40%:

Oversees the reorder level of all stores supplies and ensures there are no stock outs and that adequate inventory levels are maintained for all supplies.
Conducts regular market surveys to determine the best price for quality goods and services in conjunction with any appointed specialists by getting the cost estimates which are then compared against the quotes for large purchases.
Manages timelines around Request for Proposals (RFP) to ensure professional and timely delivery of goods and services.
Provides oversight on all field office equipment and motor pool and ensures a maintenance schedule of CWS RSC Africa’s property is maintained and adequate security is in place against theft or damage.
Supervises the requisition, maintenance, and inventory of expendable and non-expendable equipment for the CWS Uganda office.
Ensures the quarterly stock-take of inventory is complete and ensures the report on variances is prepared and submitted and recommendation on replacement/purchase of new equipment is made.
Liaises regularly with the Landlord to ensure services are delivered and accounted for properly.
Additional responsibilities 5%

Any other duties that may be assigned by the Finance and Adm Manager



5 years of paid work experience required
Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience, with three (3) years preferred, with an international NGO in a similar position required.
Two (2) years of work experience in an organization that adheres to US Government CFR 200 required.
Supervisory experience of at least 1 year, managing a minimum of 3 persons
Experience of at least one year in startup office implementation

Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Access required
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong verbal and written English language skills
Working knowledge of Sage ERP System Working knowledge of the 2 CFR 200
Knowledge of Ugandan laws and customs preferred
Education & Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Commerce, Strategic Management or a related field, or four (4) years additional work experience required in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
Master’s Degree preferred.

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