Finance Volunteer – International Rescue Committee

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Job Title: Finance Volunteer

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development – bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations starting January 2020.

Job Overview:
Under the direction of the Finance Officer, the Finance Volunteer is responsible for assisting the finance team in the day-to-day accounting operations in accordance with IRC’s policies and procedures, and in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Assist Finance in day-to-day bookkeeping and data processing.
•Updating the cash books
•Prepare cash transaction vouchers.
•Assist in sorting, labelling, and organizing of Finance files.
•Stamp all the finance payment vouchers.
•Assist in clearing payments in the online BVA system.
•Assist in preparation of monthly Bank Reconciliation Statements.
•Assist in the verification of expenditures submitted by the Program staff for adjustment against their advances.
•Learn about the importance of policies and procedures in an organization, including confidentiality.
•Perform other duties as requested by any finance staff.

Qualifications

•University Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance
•Knowledge of Excel
•Working with computers

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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Deadline for application is October 18th, 2021.

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