8 Finance Focal Person Job Placements – Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader
Duty Station: Kampala (Central), Jinja (Mid Eastern), Lira (North South), Gulu (North Central), Moroto (Karamoja), Hoima (Mid Western), Arua (West Nile) and Masaka (Southern), Uganda

About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information Systems
and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall functions
are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment services for TB
and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and Leprosy control
activities. Under the National Program is a National TB Reference Laboratory
whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all TB diagnostic
facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide technical
supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy Diagnosis
Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up culture and
drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also supports coordinated
drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll out of new laboratory
technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It also carries out operational
research activities.
Job Summary:  The Finance Focal Person will support the Regional
Performance Monitoring Team through the provision of financial support in all activities
in in line with the Uganda Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening
interventions
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Regularly review forwarded vouchers to ensure
implementation adheres to the procedures recommended in the national
guidelines.
·        
Ensure that the existing financial guidelines are
available at implementation level.
·        
The incumbent will also assist staff to improve
financial management and procurement systems and where appropriate carry out
training for staff.
·        
Keenly review and validate financial performance
reports
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Undertake physical monitoring of procured items to
ensure that works carried out and goods supplied agree to specification.
·        
Guide the Ministry of Health on possible solutions
to remove bottlenecks.
·        
Support implementers to adhere to the project
financial and accounting procedures and regulations.
·        
Support implementers in preparation and upgrading
project financial management reports
·        
Ensure that implementers adhere to the applicable
financial accounting and reporting standards.
·        
In charge of reviewing, validating and collating
reports from implementers if required. Review and validate the financial
performance reports of districts and other entities receiving grant Funds,
·        
Ensure that simplified Standards Operating
Procedure’ reporting templates are in place to simplify financial reporting.
·        
Support the implementers to improve financial
management and procurement systems and where appropriate carry out training for
staff
·        
Keenly track the status of advances to Implementers
and initiate actions to ensure prompt accountability
·        
Mentor and support implementers’ Accountants in preparing
regular financial Reports
·        
Mentor and support implementers in Maintaining the
Petty Cash Float /Imprest and related Petty Cash Book
·        
Review, validate and collate reports from
implementers to facilitate compilation of a consolidated report,
·        
Perform any other tasks assigned by the team leader.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must possess a degree in a Bachelors
of Commerce, Economics, Statistics, BBA/Accounting or a related discipline from
a reputable university. Hold a post graduate training in accounting and
financial management or the equivalent is of an added advantage.
·        
Possession of professional accounting qualifications
such as ACCA, CPA (U), CPA (K).
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in the field of
accounting at supervisory level is required. Demonstrable experience with
accounting software is of an advantage.
·        
Proven knowledge and experience as trainer,
instructor or should have prior team leadership hands-on skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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