Finance and Operations Director
RTI International (RTI)
Location: Kampala (Uganda)
Grade: Director and Top Executive
B Hardship
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Job Description

Essential Duties:

  1. Oversees Activity operations and finance team and activities, including HR, sub-awards, grants, cost share, procurement, budget, logistics, consulting agreements, administration, reviews and audits, and closeout
  • Sub-award and grant oversight may include, but is not limited to, assessing potential sub-awardees’ and grantees’ finance and operations systems against USAID and GOU regulations and offering finance and operations training and mentorship as necessary.
  1. Develops and implements strict fraud mitigation practices and ensures rigorous implementation of systems and processes to support Activity financial management and regulatory compliance.
  2. Prepares and diligently tracks Activity expenditures and budget projections.
  3. Reviews vouchers and payment requests, including proper back-up documentation to ensure compliance with RTI and USAID policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  4. Manages procurement of Activity supplies, services, and other items in accordance with RTI and USAID rules and regulations; ensures that Activity assets are properly labeled, inventoried, maintained, and disposed of as necessary.
  5. Ensures continuous liquidity for the Activity and timely payments to staff, consultants, and vendors.
  6. Calculates and issues payroll; calculates and submits payroll taxes to the proper host country authorities.
  7. Maintains complete, accurate, and timely financial records in compliance with USAID and RTI policies and procedures; prepares and submits required financial reports as directed and in a timely manner.
  8. Coordinates with RTI’s local legal and accounting advisors; serves as liaison between local external auditing authorities and RTI’s home office.
  9. Responsible for internal audits and preparing for external audits by USAID and RTI auditors.
  10. Establishes and oversees management of field office financial filing system (both paper and electronic) in coordination with home office.
  11. Provides oversight and management to information technology (IT) services.
  12. Consistently monitors B4R employees’ timesheets and expense reports.
  13. Oversees Senior Accountant and his/her management of Activity bank accounts, reconciliation of monthly accounts and bank statements, generation and submission of monthly QuickBooks file to RTI’s Finance Department, and submission of receipts and invoices to RTI’s home office and USAID as required.
  14. Applies longstanding knowledge of USAID/Uganda context and understanding to Activity operations and finance to maintain Activity accountability.

Supervises 5-6 Activity finance and operations staff.

Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Masters degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or a similar relevant field and 9 years of experience or
  • Bachelors Degree and 12 years of experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing, increasing roles of responsibility,
  • Minimum of 12- years extensive professional experience in finance, operations/administration, logistics and/or HR-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size of this Activity;
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA, ACCA, or equivalent) upto level 3
  • Strong understanding of USAID financial reporting and compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and managing financial management and compliance systems and procedures.
  • Experience in managing donor-funded projects of similar scope and size as this Activity.
  • Demonstrated experience in risk management and implementation of internal controls for Finance and Grants sections.

Skills & Abilities

  • Supervisory experience of more than 3 staff at a time.
  • Ability to work in a matrix reporting environment
  • Ability to provide guidance to senior management team and key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Proven experience developing and implementing strict fraud mitigation systems and practices; demonstrable experience in risk management and implementation of internal controls.
  • S/he must have level 3 proficiency in English
  • Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.

About RTI

An independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner.

We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions. It also makes RTI a great working environment for people who share our mission to improve the human condition. 

25 Offices Worldwide

We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.