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Fresher Junior Accountant NGO Job Vacancy - AVSI Foundation


Job Title:  Junior Accountant
Organisation : AVSI Foundation 
Duty Station: Kampala with field missions, Uganda
Reports to: Operation Manager and Country Representative
Code: 4319-JUNACC-UGA

About US:
AVSI Foundation is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Italy in 1972. Its mission is to promote the dignity of the person through development cooperation activities, with special attention to education, according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. AVSI has been present in Uganda since 1984, first supporting hospitals and agriculture projects in Gulu and Kitgum districts, and later expanding around 1990 to establish the present-day headquarters in Kampala, offices in Pader, Gulu and Kitgum, and project activities in 12 other districts.

Objective: ensure adherence to AVSI’s and donors financial and administrative procedures regarding two projects funded by AICS (Agenzia Italiana Cooperazione allo Sviluppo)


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that project procurements procedures and accountability documents meet donor compliance requirements;
  • Provide the field administration with the necessary support to ensure appropriate AVSI administrative, financial and logistics systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered;
  • Support field sites in the timely preparation of projected expenditures each month (cash book management) and prepare monthly Financial Planning and reports using both NAVISION and donor primanota
  • Support Programme Managers in accurate budget control and financial management at project sites are in line with relevant project proposals;
  • Support partner administrations in the adherence to donor requirements and procedures and if necessary provide technical assistance;
  • Prepare interim and end of the project financial reports;
  • Oversee budgets revision/realignments for submission to donors and provide advice and assistance where necessary;
  • Ensure that an overview of project spending and financial reporting is maintained and provide advice and assistance whenever required;
  • Translate all the necessary accounting documents


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a University degree in Business Administration, Economics or equivalent
  • Proficient knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • Proficient knowledge of the standard IT software
  • Strong capacities of financial management and planning
  • Leadership and training skills
  • Managing and organizational skills
  • Previous experience with NGO

How to apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to their CV’s by email to humanresource@avsi.org
Please, specify in the subject of the mail the code of the position you are applying for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Include also:
Name, position and contacts (telephone and mail) of two referees
First date of availability to take up place in the field

Deadline:  15th December 2019

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