Join Our Team & Make a Difference

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV and cover letter to doug@ubakaurwanda.org.uk by May 22nd.

Current Job Openings:

Treasurer (honorary role as Trustee)

Ubaka U Rwanda (www.ubakaurwanda.org.uk) is a small UK charity committed to turning around the lives of homeless children and young people in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Our work helps young people driven onto the streets by the combined effect of the 1994 genocide, rural poverty, and conflicts within families. We founded a centre in 2008 that provides a desperately needed home for young people who have been orphaned, neglected or left in difficult situations. The centre provides shelter, education and guidance with the ultimate aim to help them live a self sufficient life.

We believe that everybody has a right to a life that can be lived. Not just survived.

The Treasurer is a member of the Ubaka U Rwanda, UK charity Trustee Board and not a paid worker. The Treasurer is appointed by the Board. The role of the Treasurer is to ensure that all the finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in order. He or she also holds and maintains the financial records for Ubaka U Rwanda, UK. She or he is not the person who makes or approves all spending decisions. The Board delegates day-to-day financial management to the Ubaka U Rwanda, Rwanda Centre Manager and other staff and the Treasurer is the key Trustee overseeing this process, making sure the Board and the Centre Manager are both kept aware of finance matters.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Holding and maintaining financial records for the Ubaka U Rwanda, UK charity
  • Dealing with donation administration
  • Making monthly international transfers to Ubaka U Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Processing GiftAid administration and applications
  • Guiding and advising the board in the approval of budgets within a relevant financial policy framework
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and key assumptions in the operational plan and annual budget
  • Ensuring that all board members have a clear understanding of the accounts presented at meetings and the implications that they reveal
  • Understanding the accounting procedures and key internal controls within the Bureau to be able to assure the board that the charity’s financial integrity is sound
  • Ensuring that a realistic budget is produced by the Centre Manager which meets the charity’s needs within available resources, and that there is an appropriate reserves policy
  • Monitoring the charity’s income and expenditure position from information produced by the Centre Manager monthly, and presenting budget monitoring reports to the board at least quarterly, in a format accessible to the board members
  • Gaining assurance from the Centre Manager that full financial records are kept for all transactions, and that proper financial procedures and controls are in place to safeguard the charity’s resources
  • Gaining assurance from the Centre Manager that money received is only spent on the purposes for which it was given, and, where required, ensuring that reports and accounts demonstrating this are submitted
  • Ensuring that accounts are prepared at year-end in compliance with the SORP Accounting for Charities and ensuring arrangements are made for them to be checked as required by the Charity Commission and Companies House, subject to the approval by the Board
  • Gaining assurance that annual accounts are submitted to the Charity Commission and Registrar of Companies, within the deadlines set
  • Presenting the accounts at the AGM and drawing attention to significant matters in a coherent and understandable way
  • Liaising with the Centre Manager in developing a clear fundraising strategy to support future activities and developments

Person specification:
Experience

  • Experience of managing finance and accounts in an organisation

Knowledge

  • Charity regulation and accounting framework
  • Accounting and financial management requirements in a business to ensure information and reports are made to a high standard

Abilities

  • Analysis and analytical review of financial and non financial data
  • Presentation of complex financial information to non-financially trained audiences
  • Ability to liaise and work effectively with colleagues in Rwanda where standards of organisation, IT skills and record keeping are limited

 

Fundraiser (honorary role as Trustee)

Ubaka U Rwanda (www.ubakaurwanda.org.uk) is a small UK charity committed to turning around the lives of homeless children and young people in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Our work helps young people driven onto the streets by the combined effect of the 1994 genocide, rural poverty, and conflicts within families. We founded a centre in 2008 that provides a desperately needed home for young people who have been orphaned, neglected or left in difficult situations. The centre provides shelter, education and guidance with the ultimate aim to help them live a self sufficient life.

We believe that everybody has a right to a life that can be lived. Not just survived.

The Fundraiser is a member of the Ubaka U Rwanda, UK charity Trustee Board and not a paid worker. The Fundraiser is appointed by the Board in line with the Board Terms of Reference. The role of the Fundraiser is to lead Ubaka U Rwanda UK based fundraising in coordinating with the field team in Rwanda and the USA based fundraising team. He or she must be passionate about the work of Ubaka U Rwanda and able to inspire other to contribute toward the cause.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To understand and be able to communicate the mission and vision of Ubaka U Rwanda to others to inspire them to contribute to the cause
  • To map potential unrestricted funding sources from UK
  • To lead fundraising events within the UK
  • To provide support to and promote of the child sponsorship scheme within the UK
  • To work with the other trustees to map restricted funding sources from the UK
  • To lead, with support, on restricted UK funding applications on behalf of Ubaka U Rwanda
  • To attend quarterly Trustee meetings (via skype)

Person specification:
Experience

  • Experience of unrestricted charity fundraising
  • Experience of restricted charity fundraising (grant, trust)

Knowledge

  • Charity regulation and successful fundraising methods

Abilities

  • Able to volunteer their time inspire others with Ubaka U Rwanda Mission and Vision
  • Able to volunteer their time coordinate events such as dinners and other fundraisers for Ubaka U Rwanda’s cause
  • Able to volunteer their time to write funding applications
  • Ability to liaise and work effectively with colleagues in USA and Rwanda where communication can be challenging

 

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