Financial Management and Audit Consultant


USAID Uganda Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) is a USAID-funded program aiming at improving the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on HIV/AIDS services at local government levels in Uganda through four objectives; (1) to strengthen coordination of activities at the district and sub-county level; (2) to improve district management of resources and programs; (3) to provide financial support through grants to local governments for better service delivery; and (4) to institute and support innovative approaches to sustain social sector service delivery.

SDS is being implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) along with other international and local partner organizations. Embodied in these objectives is an innovative design, including facilitating district coordination of donor interventions, providing technical assistance (TA) to local governments to effectively identify and manage interventions, and a three-tiered performance-based grants scheme that supports coordination and implementation of activities as well as district innovations in service delivery

In a bid to promote sustainability, SDS made the strategic decision to create the Surge Consulting Group (SCG).

General Responsibilities Support SCG to develop appropriate financial management and accounting policies and their inherent tools, internal audit and procurement systems, in order to ensure that SCG is compliant with current finance and accounting practices for a business

The consultant will also ensure that the firm has the necessary tools to effectively track revenues and expenditures in order to guide value for money decision making by the Senior Management, and the Business development team during bid development.


Specific Tasks, Responsibilities proposed man days
  • Develop fiduciary risk controls covering Board members, clients, consultants and staff and employees. (2 man days)
  • Develop guidelines for enforcement and compliance of risk controls covering Board members, clients, consultants and staff and employees. (2 man days)
  • Develop Financial Management and Operations policy, which will contain within it manuals for:
  1. Financial Management and Accounting and internal audit/compliance systems (6 man days)
  2. Procurement and disposal of assets  (5 man days)
  • Develop user friendly electronic financial management, procurement and audit system for SCG  (3 man days)
  • Train identified relevant staff on the use of the Financial management and operations manual (2 man days)
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


All these will be developed in collaboration with the collaboration with the SDS Sustainability team and SCG directors.

Minimum Education Requirement
  • ACCA certificate
  • CPA certificate
  • Relevant Master’s degree in accounting, financial management, business management or related field.


Minimum Professional Experience
  • Proven experience in the development of financial management and operations policies especially for profit making / income generating institutions.
  • Proven experience in the use, training and development of electronic financial management systems.
  • Proven experience in development compliance manuals for companies in the areas of audit, procurement and risk management especially for profit making companies, or ICT data management systems
  • Excellent report development and presentation skills.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Up-to-date with the latest accounting packages.


Engagement level 20  working days
Duty Station Kampala
Supervisor Senior Director Sustainability – SDS Program

How to Apply:

Application and resume with names of three references should be sent to

Please indicate the job position in the subject line. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 9th September, 2016.

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