The Public Finance Management Specialist will work with regional referral hospitals (RRH) and District Health Management Teams (DHMT), and health facilities to promote and strengthen their capacity in PFM processes. The specialist will contribute to strengthening the RRHs, DHMTs, and health facilities in planning for and utilization of financial resources key among which is the Primary Health Care (PHC) grant and results-based financing payments.
To be successful, you will have:
- Bachelor’s degree in a required field (e.g., BBA, Accounting, Statistics) or related field additional professional certification from (ACCA, AICPA, CIMA, and CPA) will be an added advantage.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in designing and implementing public finance interventions in Uganda.
- They should have demonstrated experience in Financial Management, Procurement, Planning, and Budgeting. Experience in Auditing and Risk Management will be advantageous
- Ability to perform sophisticated analysis of management controls and capabilities of partner/beneficiary organizations;
- Ability to evaluate financial aspects of activities and programs, institutional capacities and capabilities;
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS); principles and accepted practices of Ugandan governmental and business institutions with regard to financing, accounting, budgeting, and reporting; as well as governmental and not-for-profit accounting, budgeting and reporting;
- In-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to performing audits of development programs and projects; and,
- Knowledge of Public Financial Management systems, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations Internal Control Framework, International auditing standards, and related areas.
- Ability to present results and recommendations to a broad audience, both orally and in writing.
- Exceptional verbal communication skills to be able to explain and interpret GoU attitudes, priorities, and concerns to USAID officials, and to negotiate the timely and proper implementation of corrective action plans with appropriate GoU organizations and/or USAID implementing partners;
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as the advisor will frequently be working with the officials and staff of the host government, contractors, grantees, and others who may be unfamiliar with USAID’s programming and budgeting process;
- Excellent writing skills with attention to detail to prepare regular status reports and review documents prior to submission to USAID; and
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, program/project, and administrative matters to support the progressive implementation of capacity building and corrective action plans