Job: Senior Finance Manager, Civil Society, Uganda

Company Profile: 
Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Today, it has over 100 projects under management worldwide and its technical expertise has been expanded to include implementation of a range of analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, organizational capacity building, education, and natural resource management.  At the beginning of 2008, MSI joined Coffey International, Ltd., a global multi-disciplinary professional services organization with offices in 20 countries around the world. MSI became a part of Coffey International Development (Coffey ID), one of seven divisions which comprise the Coffey Group. Together, we aspire to create extraordinary outcomes for our clients, our staff and the communities in which we work. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary: 
MSI seeks a seasoned Sr. Finance Manager for a three-year technical assistance project in Uganda.  The goal of the project is to provide assistance to the Civil Society Fund (CSF) of Uganda in the role of the Technical Management Agent. The purpose of the CSF is to bring together multiple donor funds and disperse grants to civil society organizations that are fully aligned with national plans and decision taking processes and enable an effective, scaled up and comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

Position Summary:
The Sr. Finance Manager will provide the overall financial management for the project and maintain accountability to headquarters office in the United States and to USAID/Uganda.

  • Manage all financial and administrative aspects of the project, including accounting, procurement, sub-grants and sub-contracts, human resources, information technology and logistics;
  • Select, supervise and mentor a team of finance and administrative professionals;
  • Support the Chief of Party in budget planning and monitoring;
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial information;
  • Work closely with MSI partner and sub-contracting organizations, ensuring compliance and building capacity as needed;
  • Maintain responsibility for all financial reporting to MSI HQ and USAID, in coordination with the Chief of Party;
  • Support Chief of Party in internal management of the project including budget and performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing a large-scale, multi-year, USAID-funded program;
  • In depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly as related to finance, contracts, procurement and reporting;
  • Experience managing multiple funding sources and bank accounts on the same project desired;
  • Degree in finance, accounting or related field from an accredited university preferred;
  • Familiarity with performance-based financing and budgeting is strongly preferred;
  • Experience working in East Africa, previous experience in Uganda and strong knowledge of East Africa health, education, and other social sector services financing issues are preferred;
  • Knowledge of Bantu or other language(s) spoken in Uganda is a plus;
• Willingness to travel within Uganda.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website:
Apply by:  07 November 2009