US Embassy CDC Jobs – Accountant

Organisation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Financial Specialist
Vacancy Announcement Number: 056/2013      
About CDC:  
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The accountant will have the responsibility of assisting in the administration of the internal accounting program for the CDC Uganda office.  The position is located in the Extramural Programs area of the Financial Unit.  The incumbent will oversee the financial reviews and provide technical assistance for budgetary and financial management of CDC cooperative agreements.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Note:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, commerce or accounting is required.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in program accounting or auditing is required.
  • Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
  • Professional knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts, and practices of accounting is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of US government financial regulations, including those established by HHS, is required. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations and procedures associated with CDC organizational operations including PEPFAR funding and reporting requirements is required.
  • Advanced levels of analytical and computational ability to analyse, compile and present large amounts of information in a concise manner, as well as advanced numerical skills, are required.
  • Advanced level of skill in utilizing various financial management software systems such as COPRS for PEPFAR reporting; IRIS and PMIS for CDC budget and property tracking; MIP Sage, QuickBooks and Microix for NGO accounting and procurement management, and COAST for Department of State accounting are required. 
  • Keyboarding with speed and accuracy is required.
How to Apply:
All Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
  • Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) download here
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  23rd June, 2013
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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