Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer (Full-time)

Company: Danish Institute for Human Rights

Industry: NGO

Location: Kampala, Uganda

About The Danish Institute for Human Rights:

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (the Institute) is the national human rights institution in Denmark with a mandate to work internationally.

Job Description:

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is expanding its engagements in Uganda through a pilot project carried out jointly in a consortium. We are seeking a full-time Finance and Admin Officer based in Kampala to support the implementation of project activities in Uganda.

Main Tasks:

  • Support the Copenhagen-based Project Manager in administrative, budgeting, and supervisory tasks.
  • Ensure financial accountability and budgetary supervision of project activities in Uganda.
  • Maintain knowledge of donor’s financial guidelines and internal financial guidelines.
  • Quality ensure partner activity budgets and ensure expenditures comply with donor guidelines.
  • Collect, check, and archive documentation for project expenditure.
  • Prepare and validate monthly financial reports for project activities in Uganda.
  • Support the national Human Rights Adviser with reporting relating to project activities.
  • Maintain close cooperation with local partners and promote local ownership of the project.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a branch office.
  • Provide assistance in planning and organizing trainings, workshops, events, and staff missions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA or relevant degree in accounting, business management, or similar.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience with project economy or financial management, preferably with international organizations and/or donors.
  • Experienced Microsoft Excel user and experience working with financial management systems.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • Ugandan national.

Personal Skills:

  • Positive and dynamic personality.
  • Team player with experience working in an international environment.
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Well-organized, flexible, and able to work independently.
  • Ability to comply with procedures and meet deadlines.

Work Conditions:

The Finance and Admin Officer will be based in Kampala, possibly with some travels to local project areas.

Starting Date: As soon as possible, and no later than 15 June 2024.

Contract Duration: 12 months, renewable dependent on performance and funding availability.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application no later than 12h00 CET on 3 May 2024, by using the form found on this page: Apply Here

The Institute strives to achieve diversity in its staff composition and therefore invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position.


If you have questions about the position, please contact Christina Nilsson, Chief Adviser, Africa Department at



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