Finance and Administration Officer

Job Title:           Finance and Administration Officer


Duty Station:    Kampala,Uganda

About US: is a collaborative cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water and environment in the Nile River Basin of Africa through data-based multimedia storytelling. We are a project under Water Journalists Africa, the largest network of water journalists on the African continent. 

Job Summary:  The Finance and Administration Officer will oversee internal administration, performance and financial accountability of InfoNile/Water Journalists Africa projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage general office administration structures such as bookkeeping systems, filing systems and financial requisition and accountability procedures;
  • Manage and report monthly programme expenditures;
  • Prepare monthly financial forecasts for the organization;
  • Manage annual internal and external financial audits;
  • Develop and implement media-related business innovations to promote financial sustainability for the organization;
  • Provide performance management and support to your direct reports.
  • Coordinate financial logistics of project meetings and events alongside the Programs team;
  • Prepare meeting materials as appropriate;
  • Facilitate internal communication regarding finance and administration within the Country Office and Coordinators in other countries;
  • Ensure internal staff human resources, communications and welfare systems are in place and running smoothly;
  • Ensure staff submits required reports, time sheets, accountabilities, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree required within a financial or administration field;
  • Certified Public Accountant;
  • At least two years of finance and administrative experience;
  • Experience managing finances of donor-funded programmes;
  • Experience developing business plans;
  • Experience managing auditing processes;
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Exceptional communication skills in English; 
  • Be a strong self-starter and able to work independently and with self-initiative;
  • Interest in media and issues of water, environment and climate change;
  • Experience working with journalists or in the media industry is an advance.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to this position, please send a cover letter (max 1 page) and your CV via email to:

NB: Tentative starting date is 1st December 2019.

Deadline: 16th November 2019

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