Accounts Assistant Grant Jobs - Ministry of Health (MoH)

Job Title:       Accounts Assistant
Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Finance, NIRA

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.

Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant will handle financial management activities for Component 3 of the Project on Strengthening Birth and Death Registration in accordance with the institutional arrangements of Government of Uganda and the World Bank. The successful candidate will make sure that all payments are processed in time and detailed records are maintained on financial transactions under the Project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist in the day-day financial operations of Component 3 of the Project implemented by NIRA.
  • Support the Finance Director at NIRA in compiling quarterly and annual budgets, monitor and report on financial trends, and prepare replenishment applications to World Bank through the Ministry of Health in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, Project Financial Management Manual, PAD and Financing/ Grant Agreements.
  • The jobholder will also support the Finance Director at NIRA to prepare financial statements and financial management reports in agreed time frames and in standard formats.
  • Prepare quarterly, adhoc and annual financial reports.
  • Ensure timely payment to service providers, and promptly report any challenges in the payment system to the Finance Director at NIRA
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option), Accounting, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university. A post graduate
  • Qualification in Financial Management or related field is an added advantage.
  • A full member of a professional body such as ACCA, CPA or CFA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of four years of practical experience in financial management or related accounting duties in a busy public or private organization.
  • Experience in the management of funds in various governmental or private sector organizations is an added advantage.
  • Specific experience working with GoU / Donor funded Projects will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in various softwares including accounting packages including Navision and sun systems.
  • High level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels.
  • High level of integrity and governance as proven by written testimonials from previous assignments would be requirement.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and meets strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, Ms Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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