USAID Project Jobs – Assistant Accountant at John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organisation: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
USAID Project:
JSI has received funding
from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to
implement the Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition
Globally (SPRING) Project to work in the Southwest of Uganda with a focus on
strengthening the treatment and preventive nutrition services in health facilities,
and overseeing the implementation of specific tasks that strengthen food
fortification efforts nationally.
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant (AA) plays an integral role in
carrying out the SPRING UGANDA accounting function in order to ensure the
timely accurate reporting of SPRING UGANDA financial and accounting
Key Performance Indicators:
  • ·        
    To prepare and maintain accounting records, monthly
    reports and following up financial transactions with outside agencies and
  • ·        
    To disburse funds related to project activities in a
    reliable and timely way, ensuring proper accountability.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. ·        
    Ensure safe custody of an adequate petty cash float, to
    be issued in accordance with SPRING UGANDA policies and procedures.
  2. ·        
    Prepare payment vouchers and cheques, code and post all
    financial transactions in QuickBooks.
  3. ·        
    Carry out cash disbursements during Trainings and other
    Technical activities.
  4. ·        
    Photocopy all vouchers, back-up documentation and cheques
    as soon as the transactions are entered into quick books.
  5. ·        
    Follow up with HR to ensure that timesheets are on time
    in support of the payroll voucher.
  6. ·        
    Arrange voucher for dispatch to Home Office along with
    other Quick Books reports.
  7. ·        
    Ensure that that all original documents are photocopied
    before they are dispatched to Washington.
  8. ·        
    Follow up financial transactions with outside agencies
    & vendors as necessary.
  9. ·        
    Provide support in reviewing staff Accountabilities and
    forward them for second review to FO
  10. ·        
    Provide back up support in alerting staff for their
    pending travel Advances and the need for them to account as soon as the
    activity is completed.

Skills & Experience:
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    A University degree in Business Studies (Finance or Accounting option)
    or Professional Qualifications at level 2 of: ACCA, CPA, etc.
  • ·        
    At least three years work experience in financial
  • ·        
    Experience of accounting of International Donors program
  • ·        
    Familiarity with USAID regulations and procedures
    desirable but not mandatory
  • ·        
    Financial/accounting background
  • ·        
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ·        
    Computer literate, proficient with Excel, Quick Books
  • ·        
    Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
  • ·        
    Ability to pay attention to detail
  • ·        
    Strong skills in teamwork

to Apply:
If you deem yourself ideal
for this job opportunity, then send your application to:
The Country Manager
JSI Research and Training
Block 01 Plot 295, Kaciika,
Mbarara – Uganda
Tel +256 (486) 660012
OR on 2nd Floor, UHMG
Plot 20 – 21/27 – 28,
Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda,
Kampala – Uganda.
Or by e-mail to:
Monday, 29th April, 2013 by 1.00pm.
SPRING will contact only
the short-listed applicants.
Those who do not hear from
us by 13th May 2013
should consider their applications as unsuccessful.
NB: JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing
equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees
without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion,
gender, disability, marital status, genetic information, or political
affiliation in any employment decisions.
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