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Accounts Assistant World Bank DRDIP Project Jobs - Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:    Accounts Assistant
Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Funding Source: World Bank 
Project Name: Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Accountant

About US:
The Government of Uganda has received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which include; Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; Sustainable Environmental Management; Livelihoods Program; and Project Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.

Job Summary: The Accounts assistant will be a team player committed to effectively contribute to achieving the DRDIP goals particularly by supporting the finance unit to provide updates of budget execution. The incumbent will assist the Project Accountant in the preparation of Financial statements and other Financial documents in line with the agreed guidelines satisfactory to IDA and other participating stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and maintain all source documents and records relating to the project payment transactions and receipts
  • Maintain the DRDIP Cash book in the financial Accounting System (Sun) on a daily basis.
  • Prepare Bank reconciliations on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare and maintain the Fixed Assets register of the Project Assets.
  • Assist the Accountant in preparation for both External and Internal Audit Activities
  • Ensure timely payment of service providers, project activity allowances, salaries and any statutory deductions, promptly reporting any challenges in the payment system to the Project Coordinator.
  • Following up of staff accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding accountabilities.
  • Chronological filling of documents with adequate reference to ensure ease of retrieval
  • Proactively support the District DRDIP Project Focal Accountants Office
  • Assist the Accountant in preparation of financial statements and Interim Financial Reports within agreed time frames and in compliance with standard formats
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Bank DRDIP Project Accounts Assistant job opportunity should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a recognized University
  • Professional Course in Accountancy (level Il ACCA or CPA), is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years and above practical work experience in financial management or related accounting duties.
  • Experience in donor funded projects will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong writing, communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate including accounting packages and well versed in the use of excel
  • Age: 25 years and above

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road P. O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda

NB: The application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3,d Floor, Office of the Prime Minister

Deadline: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00pm.

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