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03 August 2016

2 Fresher Regional Accountant NGO Job Placements - Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Organization: Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Duty Station: Mbale and Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Area Field Coordinator and Management Accountant at UWESO HQ

About US:
Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a national non-government organization which was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980’s and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

About PROFIRA Project:
UWESO in partnership with Care International in Uganda and Government of Uganda plan to reach out to 62,500 vulnerable households in 22 districts in Eastern Region (i.e. Teso and Bugisu Sub Regions) through Livelihoods pathway over a three year period (2016-2019). Creation of Community Savings and Credit Groups (CSCGs), Business Skills Training and Financial Literacy Education are key interventions of Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA) with funding from IFAD/GOU.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Regional Accountant will ensure timely requisition of funds from head office and make payments at the region;
    • Ensuring that requisition forms for payment are filled out
    • Preparing payments vouchers and cheques upon claims being approved by the Regional Manager
    • Manage petty cash and follow up accountabilities
    • Preparing receipts and payment reports
    • Keenly monitoring fuel usage
  • Ensure safety and regular repair and maintenance of the assets by;
    • In charge of maintaining a record of all assets in the region
    • Managing stores and distributing assets to end users
    • Coordinating the repair and maintenance process
  • Preparing timely financial management reports of regional activities by;
    • Acting as agents for regional bank accounts, collecting bank statements and preparing monthly bank reconciliations for branch accounts
    • Ensuring books of accounts are well posted and updated for submission to head office
    • Ensuring all financial documents are filed
  • Enter capture data at the regions to enable donor reporting by receiving data collected from the field and inputting it on to the system

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the PROFIRA Project Regional Accountant jobs must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts e.g. BBA or BCOM
  • Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA / CPA is an added advantage
  • At least two years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages (QuickBooks, SUN or, NAVISION)
  • Good computer skills
  • Good numerical skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications with an application letter, CV (Max 3 pages) including names of three professional referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, salary history and a daytime telephone contact addressed to:

Human Resource Officer,
Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans,
Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 8419, Kampala. Uganda

Email to: jobs@uweso.org. (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size – 5MB)

Deadline:  12th August 2016


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