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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.

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Africa  Institute  for  Energy  Governance  (AFIEGO)  is  seeking  to  recruit  a  Finance  and
Administration Manager.
ABOUT AFIEGO
 Founded in 2007, AFIEGO is a civil society based non-profit organisation, whose vision, mission and values are as stated below:
Vision:   
A society that equitably uses energy resources for socio-economic development. 
Mission: 
To promote energy policies which benefit poor and vulnerable communities. 
Values: 
AFIEGO is founded on the following core values:
  •     Honesty;
  •  Integrity;
  •  Respect for diversity;
  •   Accountability and transparency.
AFIEGO’s strategic focus is in the following thematic areas:
  •   Empower citizens to participate in the making of energy policies;
  •   Empower citizens to demand for transparency & accountability in management and utilisation of energy resources;
  •   Contribute to pool of knowledge on energy through research and documentation;
  •   Promote gender equity in the utilization of energy resources and;
  •   Provide free energy legal services and paralegal trainings to vulnerable and poor communities.
For more information about AFIEGO, please visit  www.afiego.org. 
About the position
The Manager, Finance and Administration will be a strategic leader, providing oversight and guiding implementation of AFIEGO’s finance and administrative policies. The successful candidate will be a hands-on manager and will lead an internal team to support finance, planning and budgeting, human resources management and administration.
The Manager, Finance and Administration will have the opportunity to play a critical role in strategic decision making and operations as AFIEGO continues to enhance its impact and build its
capacity. The Manager, Finance and Administration will report to the executive director (ED).
Responsibilities
Financial Management
  •  Analyse  and  present  financial  reports  in  an  accurate  and  timely  manner;  clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; organize financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  •  Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors.
  •  Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  •  Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting. 
  •  Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  •  Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  •  Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration
  •  Further develop AFIEGO’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  •  Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  •  Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  •  Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  •  Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
Qualifications
  •  A minimum of a B.Com, BBA (Finance) or related degree; a Masters Degree/Professional body affiliation will be an added advantage.
  •  At least five to ten years of overall professional experience; ideally three-plus years of broad financial and operations’ management experience.
  • Experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination, and has preferably overseen a human resources’ function previously.
  •  Ability  to  translate  financial  concepts  to  –  and  to  effectively  collaborate  with  -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  •   A good track record in grants management.
  •  Knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organisation and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritise, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  •  A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of AFIEGO.
Submission of applications
 Send applications to Plot 1288, Space House, Buwate-Najeera, P.O. Box 34913, Kampala or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Closing Date
Receiving of applications will close on 17th March 2017.

Your Excellency, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy organisation dedicated to influencing energy and related policies such as those on land to benefit the poor and vulnerable, takes this opportunity to appreciate your efforts to address the land challenges affecting Ugandans.

Among others, you have superintended over processes to put in place laws and policies to protect land owners, including bibanja owners, have supported land reforms aimed at benefitting the poor and have personally dialogued with poor Ugandans facing evictions such as you recently did with the people of Bukasa, Kito and Namataba villages in Bweyogerere Division, Wakiso district who wrongfully settled on land belonging to the National Forestry Authority (NFA).  Open letter to the president on lands commission of inquiry

Dear Hon. Betty Amongi, 

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy organisation dedicated to influencing energy and related policies such as those on land to benefit the poor and vulnerable, takes this opportunity to appreciate your efforts to address the land problems affecting Ugandans.

Among others, we recognise that since your appointment to the ministry of lands, you have taken several steps to find lasting solutions to end conflicts relating to land issues especially as regards land grabbing in the country. Land grabbing mostly affects the poor and vulnerable in Bunyoro and across the entire country and it is commendable that you are engaging in efforts to help the poor.

While we appreciate your efforts to address land challenges in Uganda, we also take note of the fact that a number of government’s and your activities contravene the law and contribute to the land challenges you seem to seek to address. Open letter to Hon Betty Amongi on cancellation of land titles in Bunyoro

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We send you greetings and extend our appreciation for the work you are doing to inquire into the so called presidental hand shake of UGX6 billion paid to selected public officials. Ugandans are counting on you and the entire parliament to approach this inquiry with a sense of urgency and public accountability. CSO petition to COSASE on golden handshake

On February 13, 2017, 30 representatives from ten national and grassroots civil society organisations met at Africa Institute for Energy Governance’s (AFIEGO) office in Kampala and discussed reports that government was mooting staking Uganda’s oil to the Exim Bank of China to acquire funding to the tune of Shs 7.5 trillion for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). 

The participants of the meeting expressed shock that government was mortgaging Uganda’s oil despite this being explicitly prohibited under Section 74 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 2015. They called for reprimanding of the Attorney General for encouraging this illegality to go on. Participants also raised concerns about government’s consistent failure to sign up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and involve Ugandans in decisions regarding the oil sector. They pointed out that this was responsible for illegal decisions such as the one above. AFIEGO and partners' communique on mortgaging Uganda's oil for the Standard Gauge Railway

On January 27, 2017, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) in partnership with the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) and the IUCN Uganda Country Office launched the Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) Uganda programme at a high level conference held at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Proceedings report of launch of the Shared Resources Joint Solutions Uganda Programme

In our January newsletter:

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  • In the media
  • Upcoming events. AFIEGO's January 2017 newsletter

The deputy chief justice Mr. Steven Kavuma must stop using the law to serve injustice and cheat Ugandans, a consortium of nine civil society organisations working for justice and equitable development in Uganda has said. The organisations which include Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Global Rights Alert (GLA), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and Centre for Constitutional Governance (CCG), made the above call following the issuance of an interim order restraining parliament, any persons or authority from investigating or inquiring into the Shs 6 billion oil cash bonus payment made to several government officials. Press statement on Justice Steven Kavuma's gagging debate on Shs 6B oil cash payments

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In this Issue, AFIEGO showcased the work we do in the energy sector to bring justice to the poor and vulnerable, we put a spotlight on the Oil for Development Program. We highlighted the program's great achievements and show what next should be done to ensure that the laws, policies and other benefits of the program are implemented so that Ugandans can benefit from their oil.