Project Accountant World Bank EASTRIP Program Jobs – Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Job Title:     Project
Organization: Inter
University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Funding Source: World Bank
Project Name:
East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator, EASTRIP
About US:
The Inter University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African
Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources
and research in the region.  IUCEA is charged with a number of
responsibilities among them being to coordinate academic and research activities
jointly undertaken by Partner states and member university institutions. 
The main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among
universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii)
provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters
relating to higher education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance
of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so as to
promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher education.
About EASTRIP Project:
The World Bank is
financing the establishment and implementation of an East Africa Skills for
Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP), which initially
involves three East African countries along the Northern Transport Corridor
including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Project’s development objectives
are to increase the access and improve the quality of TVET programs and to
support regional integration and regional economic corridors.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant will undertake
management of financial matters relating to the EASTRIP World Bank project at
the Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU) and ensure compliance with donor and IUCEA
financial requirements and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out all necessary transactions related to accounting, cash
    records and banks.
  • Prepare budget and verify application of budget and vote head codes.
  • Properly undertake reliable book keeping and maintenance of
    accounting records.
  • Manage the finances and accounts of the EASTRIP project at the RFU
    on a routine basis according to the World Bank fiduciary policies,
    requirements and procedures.
  • Ensure timely payment of EASTRIP project suppliers and service
  • In charge of all payments and Financial Accounting of the project
  • Monitor and control budget executions and ensures compliance with
    the World Bank and IUCEA financial requirements.
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports of the EASTRIP project and for
    presentation at periodic Project Planning and Review Meetings.
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the achievement of
    EASTRIP project goals and objectives.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Project
    Coordinator and from time to time for effective implementation of the
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and regular financial statements
  • Timely bank reconciliation statements
  • Properly managed financial records

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or
    Accounting or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Member of the accountancy professional body such as ICPA or ACCA
  • Professional Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA, ACCA)
    or its equivalent
  • At least five years as an accountant in a reputable organization
  • Previous experience in computerized accounting Systems and knowledge
    of accounting software and knowledge of financial information systems will
    be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with international agencies/government
  • Experience in working with donor funded projects will be an added
  • Must have knowledge of financial accounting principles and
    international accounting standards.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and report
    writing skills.
  • Ability to work in challenging multi-cultural environment.
  • Time management, attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their following application
letters should be accompanied with the following:
  • Certified copies of the applicants degree awards
  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Addresses of three referees, one of which should be the current
    immediate supervisor
Applications should
be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title of Position….” in hard copy
(by hand or courier) addressed to:
The Executive
Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 3rd August 2018
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