Project Accounts Assistant Jobs - Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD)

Organization: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD)
Funding Source:  International Development Association (IDA)/World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Accounting Specialist (F&AS)

About US:
The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) has received funding from International Development Association (IDA)/World Bank to implement Albertine  Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP). MLHUD is implementing component 2: Local Access Planning and Development of ARSDP over the next three financial years. In order to be efficient and effective in implementation of IDA/ World Bank funded Projects/Programs, MLHUD constituted a Program Support Team which supports the implementation of both Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) Program and Component 2 of ARSDP.

Job Summary: The Project Accounts Assistant will be tasked with processing of all financial transactions, posting and reconciling books of accounts and records.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The jobholder will be managing ledgers for ARSDP to ensure they are well balanced
  • Responsible for processing payments for the Project
  • Follows-up accountability for funds released in form of advances and have them retired in time.
  • Offers supports F&AS in handling cash payments at workshops and events organized by the IDA funded projects/program under the Ministry.
  • In charge of reconciling books of accounts and extracting draft trial balance/transaction list for review by F&AS
  • Responsible for arranging bulk financial data in excel for the project(s) for eventual upload to an automated accounting systems such as IFMIS.
  • File returns for URA and NSSF in consultation with the F&AS and MLHUD’s focal person responsible for compiling the returns.
  • Offers supports to the F&AS in managing financial and accounting processes of the World Bank funded Projects/Programs and other duties as may be assigned by the Ministry.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Commerce (Accounting option), Business
  • Administration (Accounting option). Accounting and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of three years of practical experience in financial management or related accounting duties in a busy public or private organization.
  • Specific experience working with GoU /Donor funded Projects  will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy with skills in Microsoft office applications.
  • Previous experience in accounting packages will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • High degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Capacity to establish credibility, trust and partnership.
  • Keen attention to details and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an application letter, copies of certified academic documents, CVs with names and contact information of 3 work related referees, addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,
P.O Box, 7096 Kampala, Uganda or

Hand deliver to:
Plot No. 9 (Floor 1) Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala

Deadline: 7th July, 2016

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