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
Project Name: Development
Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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