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NGO engaging local communities to conserve the national park

Accommodation provided
Fort Portal, Uganda

4-8 weeks

Our partner aims to engage local communities and Ugandan youth to conserve the national park and other wild environments. They have a broad range of programmes – ranging from conservation and sustainable energy, and education and literacy.

 

You will start by reviewing their progress and then you'll be providing further training as needed. The 2018 audit highlighted gaps in the supporting evidence and gave a list of recommendations for improvements. They would now like support to review their current system, procedures and controls to make sure they are meeting compliance and best practice. Your training will focus on their use of QuickBooks and audit preparation. They have also requested support with budget creation, improving reporting and generating better annual financial reports.

NGO using sport and play to educate and empower children and youth

Affordable accommodation
Jinja, Uganda

Flexible duration

Our partner is a Ugandan NGO using sport and play to educate and empower children and youth, tackling poverty, conflict and disease affecting disadvantaged communities. The use of sport for peace and development is well founded in the sector and our partner uses this powerful tool to affect positive social change and gender balance. 

 

You will begin with an internal review akin to an internal audit. You will be reviewing and improving their accounting procedures, systems and controls, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team. The NGO is run by volunteers who dedicate their time alongside paid work. Their Finance & Admin Manager works with them part time (Mon-Thurs). He doesn’t have any formal accounting training but has learnt through experience. You will be providing 1:1 coaching as needed to help him to build their finance functions. You will be working with the F&AM, the Executive Director (who works Mondays and Tuesdays) and the Project Coordinators (who work Fridays).

Our partner does not currently have a financial procedures manual, you will help to create one. They would also like to learn how to prepare for an external audit, how to prepare annual financial statements and how to create budgets and cost allocation for donor funding. They need to improve their budget setting process and the communication between finance, management and programmes required. You will be creating a user friendly system that enables them to accurately record and track income and expenditure and to report clearly. They are currently using excel but are ready to switch to (and pay for) an accounting software if you feel this is the best option.

Not-for-profit organization supporting and empowering youth

Accommodation provided
Kampala, Uganda

6 weeks

Our partner addresses the lack of the economic opportunities for youth from low income families through an innovative, holistic program designed to support and empower youth into turning their passions into sustainable careers. The program uses free online courses, business mentoring, skills development, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship training.

 

They are seeking a pro bono accountant to review their work, ensuring that they are properly adhering to the controls, and that they understand the use of all the financial management tools. Additionally, they would like support in reviewing and finalizing their year-end accounts, financial statements and annual budget for 2020.

The one area they are struggling with is understanding and using the templates and tools created to train the entrepreneurs. They would really benefit in your support in reviewing these, using them to train a few entrepreneurs and refining them, and training staff on delivering this training independently.

NGO supporting vulnerable women and children

Affordable Accommodation
Buikwe District, Uganda

1 Month

Our partner focuses on vulnerable women and children, using education and health interventions. Their educational projects provide school materials and fees for disadvantaged children, supports local schools and educate about menstrual hygiene and providing reusable pads. Their health projects educate on nutrition for pregnant women and infants.

 

You will start with an internal review of their accounting procedures and controls, you will make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice. Our partner would like your help to develop a simple and robust accounting system that will include tools for budget creation and financial reporting.

Please note that the internet connection in Buikwe will be limited and infrequent. It is a rural area of Uganda, accommodation and facilities will be basic.

NGO developing innovative solutions to healthcare concerns

Affordable Accommodation
Kampala, Uganda

2-3 weeks

Our partner is a tech-based Social Enterprise developing innovative solutions to healthcare concerns. They focus on children and improving their access to effective healthcare. They are currently designing technology to diagnose pneumonia in young children which is the cause of many infant deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

They have requested support to help them to better manage their grants and investment. You will be starting by conducting an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls and making improvements. They have started to implement procedures as best they can but are aware that they do so without the financial experience. You will be helping to install a robust and user-friendly system and training staff to maintain it. They would also like assistance with financial planning, cash management, audit preparation, financial control and grant reporting. You will be working primarily with their CEO and Finance Manager, who does not have accountancy experience but is currently studying an MBA.

Organization promoting and protecting sustainable livelihoods

Affordable Accommodation and meals
Mukono, Uganda

2 weeks+

Our partner is promoting and protecting sustainable livelihoods through income and food security, environmental conservation, health and social support. Their target beneficiaries began as those suffering from HIV/AIDS and those in extreme poverty and now include small-scale farmers and small business owners.

 

You will be reviewing their progress, providing further training as needed. They are now completing uploading all transactions onto Savings Plus, you will then help agree the balances. You will also help complete the bank reconciliations and introduce a P&L template.

Our partner has requested your support for the Cooperative: developing the Financial Procedures Manual; building their capacity to engage resource mobilisation strategies and improve the loan portfolio; and training staff on maintaining an asset register, cashflow statements and preparing annual accounts. You will also be training staff in donor reporting.

Social enterprise providing secure access to health solutions

Homestay provided
Kampala, Uganda

3-8 weeks

Our partner believes that no one should be denied health care because they cannot afford it. They target low income populations living in rural, urban and peri-urban areas of Uganda, providing them secure access to health solutions. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, suitable to their resources and capacity. They have a full-time Accountant who has newly graduated from university. You will be assessing her capacity and providing 1:1 coaching as needed. Our partner would also like your help to introduce budgeting and internal and donor reporting procedures and to strengthen financial controls. They would like you to work with the COO and CEO to review financial sustainability, costing and business plan and to ensure they are meeting compliance.

NGO providing therapy to children with special needs

Accommodation provided
Fort Portal, Uganda

4-8 weeks

Our partner provides high quality, specialised and affordable physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with disabilities and special needs.

 

They also provide training, education and support to those caring for children and young adults with special needs through rehabilitation and vocational training.

You will begin with a review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, appropriate to their resources and capacity. They started using QuickBooks online but employees have received little training on it. They would like to learn how to utilise its functions on stock and inventory. They would also like to start producing financial monthly reporting, including budget vs actual and donor reporting. You may also provide some coaching to the Finance Manager to boost his skills and help to streamline his work.

Not-for-profit organization providing solar lighting systems

Accommodation & Food
Iganga, Uganda

2 Weeks

Our partner brings affordable home solar lighting systems to particularly marginalized off-grid rural communities in East Africa in a sustainable, replicable and scalable model with full local ownership and accountability, and measurable impact.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, based on the capacity and needs of the organisation.

The team will benefit from training to improve their recording and management of accounts. They are currently using Excel and there is scope for you to evaluate if they can improve the functionality of their current system or would be advised to move to a different financial software.

Organization addressing the shortage of medical personnel

Accommodation Covered
Arua, Uganda

2-3 weeks

Our partner is a South Sudanese and Ugandan NGO which addresses the severe shortage of medical personnel in South Sudan by training quality health care workers. They are in need of a volunteer to support them in transitioning to an electronic accounting system.

Their community health services are run in local schools, working alongside communities bodies, police and army forces. Our partner's outreach programmes draws awareness to hygiene and sanitation, sexual health and gender based violence and provides counselling. 

You will be providing further training and guidance as needed. They have been unable to switch fully to an electronic accounting system for fear of the unreliability computer and internet connection and no adequate back up if they were to crash. They would like you to explore alternative options to reduce manual input and eventually move to an accounting software.

CBO working with vulnerable women and girls

Accommodation provided
Mbale, Uganda

2-6 weeks

Our partner is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Uganda which works with vulnerable women and girls to improve their access to quality healthcare and education and to provide the means of economic empowerment. A separate project teaches women and girls how to make reusable sanitary pads, designed to tackle one reason why girls cannot go to school.

They also provide training on hygiene, nutrition, family planning and mothers’ and women’s rights (including what they are entitled to from absent fathers). They also offer psychosocial counselling to the commercial sex workers, helping them to overcome the stigma they face in the community.

You will be assisting the Programmes Officer and Co-founder with the project annual financial summary and will also create an updated and complete financial procedures manual. They currently are being assisted by a local volunteer who is doing the bookkeeping. Unfortunately, her role is not sustainable as she is also looking for paid work which may cause her to leave at short notice. Our partner would like to hire a permanent accountant in the future but currently their funding doesn’t permit this, so they atr overseeing the volunteer’s work and maintaining reporting and analysis. 

NGO using OpenStreetMap to achieve sustainable development goals

Affordable Accommodation
Kampala, Uganda

2 Weeks

Our partner is a registered NGO which uses the OpenStreetMap (OSM) model to further national development in lines with the Sustainable Development Goals. OSM generates various maps and data through a collaborative approach, its source is an online network of mappers who are trained to build and add to open and public maps/data. They aim to create a greater capacity for the collection and use of open data which will help organisations and individuals develop and to manage and solve their own social, economic and community challenges.

 

Our partner engage young people to become community mappers through university groups in 5 major Ugandan universities. However anyone with a good enough internet connection can become a member and receive training. They generate some income from membership subscriptions. They are also piloting a project to introduce OSM into the university curriculum to equip the next generation with the tools to create and use this kind of data.

Besides, they have a new project coming up this year with WeRobotics, which involves the use of drones.

You will be reviewing their progress, providing further training and guidance as needed. You will be helping with the onboarding and training of the new Bookkeeper, who has no formal accountancy training. Our partner has also requested that you train another team member in QuickBooks to help to distribute the workload.

Occupational Therapy for Children with Special Needs

Accommodation provided
Uganda

2-3 weeks

Our partner provides high quality, specialised and affordable physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with disabilities and special needs. They are looking for support to help them prepare for audit and provide further training to staff.

The organisation also provide training, education and support to families, carers and communities on caring for children and young adults with special needs including regular out-reach to 3 schools who have students with disabilities, providing training to teaching staff and community outreach in partnership with other community organisations and local health centres.

You will be reviewing their progress since the last placement. They have also requested support to help with the year-end process and more training on how to use their accounting system. You will also be helping them prepare for audit and set up the 2019 budget and accounts for the new financial year.

Ugandan NGO Empowering Refugees

Affordable Accommodation
Uganda

2 Months

Our partner supports and empowers refugees and displaced people in Uganda. Their aim is to help those who have been displaced to integrate into society and become self-reliant. The organisation focus on improving access to education for adults and children, providing vocational and business education to women to enable them to become self-reliant, sports coaching to bring people together, computer literacy classes and employment training to help refugees get employment.

You will review their progress since the first placement, providing further staff training on new procedures as needed. They would also like help developing a 3-5 year strategic plan, including a funding strategy as they are struggling to raise enough funds to run all the intended projects. You will also be helping to develop annual and project budgets which will help grant applications.

NGO Empowering young entrepreneurs through apprenticeship training

Food provided
Uganda

2 - 8 Weeks

Our partner empowers young entrepreneurs to develop sustainable careers to become financially independent by providing business startup classes, business acceleration, soft skills and employment training. They are looking for a volunteer to set up an accounting system and provide training support to their staff.

They work to address the lack of the economic opportunities for youth from low income families through an innovative and holistic program of entrepreneurship training and turn the participants’ mindset of hopelessness into determination and confidence. Their participants are empowered to develop passion driven sustainable careers that enable them to become financially independent while creating employment opportunities for others.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.