Programme Accountant LEGS Project Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Job Title:    Programme Accountant
Organization: Ministry
of Local Government
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Government of
the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant equivalent to
US$33 million and US$10 million respectively from the Islamic Development Bank
(IsDB) for the implementation of the Local Economic Growth (LEGS) Project. The
goal of the LEGS Project is to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable
Development Goals with main emphasis on (SDG) (i) No Poverty; (ii) Zero Hunger;
(vi) Clean Water and sanitation; (vii) Affordable and clean energy. This goal
will be achieved through provision of water for production and consumption and
the construction of basic rural and market infrastructure to increase household
income for small rural farmers in the project areas.
Job Summary:  The Programme Accountant is responsible for
financial management and budgetary support to the PST and Local Governments
that are implementing activities on the LEGS Project. He/she is responsible for
ensuring timely transfer of program funds to Local governments and provision of
on spot mentoring and outreach support in financial management and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with managing the day-to-day functions of the LEGS Project
    financial operations both at the PST and in the participating Districts on
    the project.
  • Reviewing local government requisitions for funds, preparing timely
    transfers to local governments and following up on programme implementation.
  • Reviewing accountabilities from local governments and project staff
    and checking compliance with project requirements and government
    accounting procedures.
  • Monitoring financial and procurement processes for LEGS Program in
    local governments to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Training of Local Governments involved in the project and field
    staff to ensure that they comply with the accountability requirements of
    the project.
  • Supporting the Micro Finance Support Centre in financial management
    for LEGS programme funds both at the Centre and at district level.
  • Participating in the MoLG budgeting process and ensuring that
    counterpart funds are budgeted for and actually received by the project.
  • Compiling accountability for GOU counterpart funds in line with GOU
  • Supporting the management of the assets located in the field by
    ensuring proper use and maintenance;
  • Updating the respective project records and ensuring coordinated
  • Following up on the Co-funding requirements made by the Local
    Governments to the project and incorporating it in the financial reports.
  • Participating in the preparation of Project budgets, withdrawal/
    replenishment applications and accountability for Donor and Government
  • Carrying out other duties as may be assigned by the Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant must hold a full CPA or ACCA and a Bachelor’s
    degree in accounting.
  • Eight years’ experience in government donor funded projects. Experience
    in working with Local Governments in project implementation will be an
    added advantage. The relevant work experience and skills should include
    the following:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of applications (Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excellent ICT skills and conversant with IFMS and BBS Connect
    payment solutions
  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness,
    perseverance and high motivation with a proven ability to work both
    independently and as part of a team.
  • Good problem solving, decision making and analytical abilities
  • A very high standard of personal integrity
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work towards deadlines
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials
including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to:
The Permanent
Ministry of Local
Government, Worker’s House, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037 Kampala.
Deadline: 12th April 2019  
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