Fresher Accounts & Administration Clerk NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

& Administration Clerk

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Project Manager

About US:

The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.

Job Summary:  The Accounts & Administration Clerk will
be responsible for provision of accounting and administrative services to the
project at Branch level. The position holder will also be responsible for
maintaining appropriate accounting principles, practices and procedures to
ensure accurate financial report are delivered to tight deadlines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follows up, receives and reviews
    accountability from the field before submission to URCS HQ, shares
    feedback with field officers immediately;
  • Generates the monthly closures of the
    accounts under his/her care by the 10th 
    of each month;
  • Prepares and liquidates staff working
    advances on time
  • Ensures projects assigned receive clean
    audit reports
  • Ensures core recharge costs are paid on
    time for all projects assigned to him/her
  • Ensures the proper filing and safe
    custody of financial and administrative documents at branch level;
  • Ensures a regular update of the
    inventories relating to the project at field level;
  • Proactively follows up on incomplete
    financial documentation and pending settlement of advances with the
    respective officers to avoid delays in bookkeeping;
  • Organizes photocopying, sorting and
    dispatching the financial documents to donor HQ;
  • Manages the project field petty cash and
    monitors the office cash flow;
  • Assists in procurements and
    independently processes comparative bid analysis for approval by the
  • Organizes stationary and other office
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by
    your immediate supervisor. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a finance related field from a
    recognized institution.
  • One year of  experience in a similar position;
  • Work experience with a donor funded
    institution will be an added advantage;
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of
    an accounting software.
  • Full computer literacy with proficiency
    in the application of all MS Office functions, especially Excel;
  • Excellent English communication skills
    including proven proficiency in drafting official letters and other
  • A proactive approach to work, the
    ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard
    when working under time pressure;
  • A mature personality of high integrity
    with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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