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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Uganda
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Managerial positions
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-24

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Finance coordinator (M/F) - Uganda

Uganda (Uganda)

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
MdM currently works in more than 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

From the 1990s until 2005, MdM ran HIV/AIDS programs, including support to orphans, in the districts of Rakaï and Kyotera, with technical and financial support to the hospital of Kakuto for HIV counselling and testing.

Since 2015, MdM has been supporting the local organization MARPI (Most At-Risk Populations) through grants and training. Since 2009, MARPI has been running a health facility located in the Mulago national referral hospital in Kampala, which provides free health services to the key populations, including sexual minorities and gender identities. MdM provided MARPI staff with training on proctology.

In July 2017, a fact-finding mission was conducted in the South Sudanese refugee settlement of Bidibidi, northern Uganda, where the French section of MSF has been present since 2016.
MSF handed over the OPD activities to MdM in July 2018. It is planned for MdM to take over the IPD activities in April 2019. Then a two-year transition process will start leading to a handover of Bolomoni HC III to the Yumbe District Health Office by March 2021 at the latest.


Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you have the financial responsibility of the programmes according to MdM and donors standards.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Monitor the financial system and ensure the development of the project budget
-Manage the update of the monthly accounts and the monthly budget follow-up and forecast (BFFU)
-Analyse the BFFU, share and inform the coordinators in order to update the forecast with them
-Ensure the implementation of the accounting follow-up (definition of procedures and accounting functioning system)
-Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system (SAGA)
-Supervise the cash box management, cash forecast and monthly checks as well as bank management, bank forecast and monthly checks and bank reconciliation
-Control and validate the monthly funds request
-Propose and ensure implementation of financial policies and procedures
-Supervise the preparation and submission of finance reports to donors
-Participate in meetings with donors and/or authorities jointly with the general coordinator and/or other coordinators
-Ensure that payments of all local taxes are made
-Support the finance managers with the overall management of financial, accounting, and budgetary of the projects
-Develop a training plan for the finance managers


Fixed-term contract : 12 months
Starting date: As soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2 763 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Single posting
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility


At least 3 years of experience in a similar position
Capacity building experience is a must
Experience with ECHO contracts would be an asset
Good computing skills, high proficiency on Excel and good management of SAGA is a must
Good ability to work quickly and under pressure
Good ability to manage priorities and to adapt them daily according to the context
Good communication and problem solving skills
Ability to listen and share decisions
Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
Languages: fluent English
French would be an asset
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

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