Earn over 37000 US Dollars as USEFM USAID Financial Management Assistant at United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:         USEFM
USAID Financial Management Assistant

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Salary: USD

Open to: U.S.
Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Position Number: Kampala-2019-061-RA2

About US Embassy:

The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission
to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations
all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the

Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

Job Summary:
The USEFM USAID Financial Management Assistant has overall responsibility for
the close-out of USAID/Uganda’s program-funded expired awards, reconciles
implementing partners’ records to USAID’s accounting system records, and
coordinates with Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representatives (AOR/CORs),
Office of Acquisition and Assistance and USAID/Washington’s Office of the Chief
Financial Officer (CFO) to complete all close-out actions. He/she reviews
Limited Scope Agreements (LSGA), Development Objective Agreements (DOAGs),
Modified Acquisition and Assistance Request Documents (MAARDs), contract,
grants, awards and other obligating documents for accuracy and records accounting
strip codes on them into the Phoenix accounting system. In addition, he/she
provides technical guidance and/or training to host country and Implementing
Partners’ staff on USAID accounting and financial reporting requirements to
ensure compliance with USAID financial management policies and procedures. The
financial management assistant reports to the Chief Accountant in the Office of
Financial Management (OFM).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

applicants for the United States US Embassy USEFM USAID Financial Management
Assistant job opportunity should hold a university degree in accounting,
finance, or business administration. A professional certification,
(e.g. CPA or ACCA) is desired but not required.

minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting,
budgeting, financial analysis or auditing

thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles,
theories, practices and a thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and
procedures governing USAID financial management is required.

knowledge and understanding of USAID’s organization and operational standards
and be familiar with USAID project policies and processes.

incumbent should have a knowledge and understanding of the different branches
of the GOU in order to enhance effective communication and to develop consensus
on financial management of programs/projects.

incumbent must be able to analyze accounting processes and identify practices
and procedures that require correction or modification.

incumbent must be able to efficiently formulate recommendations for maintaining
specialized segments of accounting systems.

incumbent must have excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy
in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high
level of trust with mid-level GOU officials when dealing with Value added Tax.

mathematical and writing skills are required in order to prepare regular and
often ad hoc reports including data calls from USAID/Washington.

ability to work effectively in a team environment and to achieve consensus of
fiscal policy and accounting practices is necessary.

The work
requires extremely good understanding of excel and other computer skills in
order to manage the accounting system.

Language:  Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, speaking and writing is
required. This may be tested.

How to Apply:

All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online
at the link below.


Deadline: 27th May 2020

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