UN FAO Jobs - Senior Administrative Assistant at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Vacancy Announcement No: FRUGA/CIFAA/2015
Contract Level: FT-G5

About FAO:
The global mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high- quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Job Summary: The FAO Senior Administrative Assistant provides administrative, financial and accounting support activities for the FAO Representation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the financial records and monitoring systems for the office; maintain imprest accounts; reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports; manage the Country Office petty cash; monitor project and programme accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
  • In charge of retrieving, entering, selecting and analyzing data from a wide variety of sources, including FAO’s corporate systems and data bases (e.g. the Field Accounting System (FAS), the Country Office Information System (COIN), Datawarehouse, etc.); verify accuracy of data documents; make necessary calculations.
  • Intuitively verify availability of funds under all programmes; ensure that operational expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and that all committing documents are complete and consistent.
  • Prepare correspondence of administrative and financial nature; draft correspondence to verify data, answer queries, and obtain additional information on transactions and financial matters, as required
  • Maintain detailed records of budget estimates, obligations and available balances; participate in the consolidation of budget proposals; prepare financial data for budget estimates and financial planning.
  • Compile and submit reports on budgetary performance of office accounts, and, if required, of project accounts; report variations from budgets.
  • Maintain local inventory records with responsibility for proper recording of assets, their maintenance and safeguard.
  • Update and maintain a filing system of administrative and financial documents.
  • Actively monitor the receipt of Government contributions and the transfer of ownership of the Organization’s equipment.
  • Maintain liaison with local banks and financial institutions to keep up-to-date with financial and regulatory information (exchange and interest rates, procedures and rules, maintenance of bank accounts, etc.).
  • Technically support the streamlining of procedures and practices and the introduction of new information technologies to the office.
  • Support the administration of personnel and equipment.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations FAO career opportunity should have completed secondary school education.
  • Possess specialized training in administration, finance, accounting and/or office management.
  • At least four years of administrative, accounting and office management experience.
Computer and IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Exchange) et al.
  • Ability to effectively use accounting software and information systems.
Office Management Skills:
  • Detailed working knowledge of FAO’s administrative and accounting systems and procedures.
  • Systematic and efficient approach to work assignments, good judgment and analytical ability.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment within a team of staff with mixed skills and different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Tact, courtesy and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.
Languages: Working knowledge (Level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement FRUGA/01/ADM/2015-Senior Administrative Assistant, addressed to Chairman, Recruitment Committee, Food and Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The envelopes with applications should be registered at reception and placed in the box at the reception of FAO Uganda Offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala, Uganda.

Note: FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.

Deadline: 27th March 2015 by 2:00 pm


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European Commission (EC) Project Careers - Project Coordinator at War Child Holland (WCH)

Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH)
Funding Source: European Commission (EC)
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda

About US:  
War Child Holland (WCH) is an international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. Since 2004, War Child Holland has been working in Uganda and currently operates in Acholi and Holland Lango.

About EC Project:
The EC gave funding to War Child Holland (WCH) to implement a project that enhances the capacity of young people in Northern Uganda to access employment through non-formal education and vocational training.

Job Summary:  The War Child Holland Project Coordinator is primarily responsible for the implementation of an EC-funded project. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning, managing and implementing of the project in close collaboration with the local partner.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Project Coordinator should ideally hold a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development or related discipline
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of seven or more years of working experience in livelihood or vocational skills training
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Past experience in supervising staff
  • Possess strong social and communicative skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Result focused and persistent to reach goals
  • Efficient and conscious of time
  • Possess the ability to work with a high degree of professionalism and transparency
  • Ability to organise means/staff to reach goals
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their applications via email with a CV, a short letter of motivation and three work related referees to: kampala.office@warchild.nl.

NB: Please do not include copies of diplomas or certificates. Your application should not exceed 2MB and cannot be more than 5 pages.

Please clearly indicate Vacancy Project Coordinator or Vacancy M&E Coordinator in the subject line.

Deadline: 10th April 2015

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Technician (Rural Service Center) Jobs - Village Power

Organisation: Village Power Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
NFT Consult is a leading HR Consultancy firm which seeks to recruit for its valuable client, Village Power Uganda Limited, a leading power solutions entity. NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.

Job Summary: The Technician will be responsible for installations and maintenance of the company's Solar Home Systems. He/she will be based in one of Village Power's Rural Service Centers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Technician installs Solar Home Systems at people’s homes
  • Responsible to carry out after sales services in his/her area
  • Routinely trouble shoots where necessary
  • Writes installation reports
  • The incumbent oversees Village Power’s rural presence
  • Supports the Rural Service Center’s Sales Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should have a minimum of two years working experience
  • Ability to do solar system sizing and designing
  • Ability to speak the local language
  • Willing to stay and work in rural areas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.



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Careers in Banking - Head of Finance at KCB

Job Title:  Head of Finance
Organisation: KCB Bank Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director
Job Ref: KCBU09/2015

About KCB:
KCB Bank Uganda which is part of KCB Group, East Africa's largest commercial bank that was established in 1896. Over the years, the Bank has grown and spread its wings into Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi completing the East African circuit in the year 2012. Today, the Group has the largest branch network in the region with over 238 branches, 950 ATMs and 8,000 agents offering banking services on a 24/7 basis in East Africa. KCB Bank Uganda was established in the year 2007 and has grown to become one of Uganda's top ten commercial banks. Currently KCB Bank Uganda has 14 branches complemented with 16 ATMs spread on Kampala Road, Commercial Plaza, Ben Kiwanuka, Luwum Street, Oasis Mall Sixth Street, Arua, Elgon Masaba, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Lira, Mbarara and Jinja that offer trade financing, corporate and retail banking services to customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the timely budgeting, planning and presentation to EXCO and Board. Budget implementation, control and taking corrective measures to ensure budget revenue is realized.
  • Managing and running the process of accounts for payables and receivable.
  • Ensure compliance and governance by timely submission of statutory financial reports,
  • Actively participate in the Board Audit Committee.
  • Revenue and cost management by ensuring maximum returns on loan-able funds, improve generation and collection of non interest based revenue and ensure value for money for costs incurred.
  • Actively coordinate external audit and ensure this is completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for all other operations in finance department like maintaining the General Ledger, Fixed Assets register and review/ reconcile all the banks accounts.
  • In charge of the preparation of monthly management accounts and reports.
  • Chair the Procurement committee and oversee the procurement process as per the laid down policy and budget.
  • Conduct training, coaching and performance reviews for the finance team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should be a Member of professional accounting body (CPA, ACCA) and hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in relevant field will be added advantage.
  • The candidate should have a minimum of ten or more years’ experience in finance, accounting or both, five of which must be in a senior management position
  • The job holder should have adequate knowledge and good experience in financial reporting, strategy & budget formulation, taxation, payroll management among others.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs stating their current positions, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting job title to: recruitment@ug.kcbbankgroup.com

Deadline: 8th April, 2015

NB: If you have not heard from us by 22nd April 2015 please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Several Finalist and Fresh Graduate Career Opportunities - Assistant Assurance Jobs at Ernst & Young (EY)

Organisation: Ernst & Young (EY)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About EY:
Ernst & Young (known as EY) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012 and is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms. The organization operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 175,000 employees and more than 700 offices in over 150 countries. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies. The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989.It was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding.

Job Summary: The Assistant 1 Assurance will serve as a Junior Auditor who will work on various audit engagements in different industry sectors in which Ernst & Young is acknowledged as a market leader, specifically: financial services, energy and utilities, oil and gas, telecommunications, industrial products, automotive, retail and consumer products, real estate, etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Assistant Assurance candidates will be working in a team will interact with the client in order to collect all the necessary data/information, set-up and maintain audit files, prepare leads, etc.
  • Possess a positive attitude and demonstrate willingness to learn
  • Work constructively with team

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The ideal Ernst and Young will hold a good first class or a good Second Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Actuarial or any Science Degree from a recognized university.
  • Professional full or Part qualification in ACCA or CPA is an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (other language is a plus);
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Keen eye for detail with a commitment to high quality and accuracy
  • High desire to exceed expectations
  • Interest in the different fields of assurance
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. User level IT (Microsoft Office) knowledge
  • Must be a Ugandan Citizen

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Ernst and Young should apply via their website by visiting the web link below


Deadline: 30th April, 2015

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