Fresher Finance and Administration Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:         Finance and Administration
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
About US:
Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality
of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a
non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects
in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration
to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda
RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive
integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and
HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central
Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a
district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and
child development services.
Job Summary:  The Finance
and Administration Officer is responsible for assisting in implementing the
overall accounting and financial control systems for the project. S/he is also
responsible for using adequate and appropriate internal controls to meet
generally recognized accounting standards. This position takes leadership of
all financial, administrative and operational needs of the cluster, including
oversight over Cluster Finance & Program Assistants.
Key Duties and
  • Ensure expenses are in accordance with U.S. government regulations
    (expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable), and URC policies and
  • Ensure that all project-related transactions are conducted,
    processed and recorded as per URC system of Chart of Accounts.
  • Timely preparation and processing of payments by ensuring that all
    payments are reasonable, allowable, allocable to the project. This
    includes liaising with procurement to ensure that all payments are
    adequately supported.
  • Review Mobile Money request forms against Participant
    registrations / attendance forms, Approved Activity Requests (AAR), Travel
    Activity Budgets, and all related support documentation from the project
    implementing teams and tabulate the same using Microsoft office
    applications (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint).
  • Initiate dully supported and allowable payments into online
    banking platforms – this includes vendor and mobile money payments.
  • Ensure that internal controls pertaining to Online Banking &
    Mobile Money payments are robust and fully enforced to mitigate risks.
  • As part of the finance team, ensure that URC financial management
    policies and procedures and USAID regulations are strictly adhered to.
    This includes ensuring that all USG Circulars, USAID Uganda Mission policy
    directives and various checklists circulated are fully implemented.
  • Manage petty cash fund by reviewing (for accuracy and
    allowability) and processing petty cash and bank vouchers.
  • Work closely with the Senior Finance Officer to address all field
    report review comments from home office including providing feedback for
    missing and queried vouchers and providing outstanding information
    following review of payment documentation.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly cash projections for submission
    to home office under the direction of the Finance and Administration
    Director. This also includes bi-weekly cash projections.
  • Work as part of the finance team to ensure that all project
    financial and accounting tasks are accomplished accurately and in a timely
  • Maintain close coordination with URC project staff on financial
    matters and advise them, as appropriate, on compliance and any other
    matters requiring their attention.
  • Oversee Cluster assigned inventory and assist in periodic
    inventory/ asset and stores audit and advice the Finance and
    Administration Director accordingly.
  • Perform any other task assigned by supervisor and or Chief of

Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Finance and Administration
    Officer career placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business,
    Accounting, Management, or any other relevant field. With additional
    minimum Level 2 ACCA or CPA qualification.
  • At least two years’ experience with QuickBooks preferred.
  • Previous experience with online banking platforms especially
    BEYONIC is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in the financial
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects, and with Mobile
    Money payments modules is a strong advantage.
  • Ability to work use various Microsoft office applications.
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent writing, management and organizational skills
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while
    addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on
    long-term deadlines and strategy
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task and work
    collaboratively as well as independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC
Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for
three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource
Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1 Bridge
Lane, Mpumudde Division,
P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 26th April 2019
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