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Job Title: Accountant RSSH
Organisation: Ministry of Health
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Ministry of Health is a cabinet-level government ministry of Uganda. It is responsible for planning, delivering, and maintaining an efficient and effective healthcare delivery system, including preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services, in a humane, affordable, and sustainable manner. 

About the Project:
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an International Partnership that provides grants to lower income countries with high HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis disease burden including Uganda. The Fund also supports health service delivery through grants that are dedicated to health and community systems strengthening. These resources are additional to and not a replacement for financing to the health sector from recipient Governments. Recipient Countries are required to demonstrate transparency, traceability, attribution and efficient accountability of the resources. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) under the ongoing grants that run from 2018 to 2020(apparently on new grant making 2021-2023). Part of this grant is for sourcing for eligible talent to cover human resources gaps in the Ministry of Health in order to strengthen its capacity.

Job Summary:  To perform financial duties that relate to Global Fund Grants including, accounting, tracking accountability, coordinating the SR finances, vouching for completeness, up-dating and maintaining books of accounts and producing routine advances/accountabilities .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Tracking payments to internal and external stakeholders and also ensure timely bank payments
·       Updating and preparing of asset register for the Global Fund assets.
·       Reviewing and verifying accountabilities for Sub Recipients (SRs) activities
·       Regular of the advances ledger and follow up on the overdue advances.
·       Ensuring that accounting records are properly maintained and kept safely for future reference
·       Preparation of financial reports/tax reports as required by Global Fund. These include the Fund Accountability Statement and the Progress Update and Disbursement Reports (PUDR)
·       Render assistance and support regular Internal and external audit exercises for the organization
·       To examine correctness of payment requests, completeness of documentation and certify requisition or, transactions for further processing,
·       To compile accountability reports, verify and retire advance ledgers Examining bank statements and reconciling them with general ledger entries. Monthly bank reconciliations must be prepared for review by the senior finance officer on a timely basis.
·       Filling statutory returns on a timely basis (NSSF, PAYE, LST, WHT).


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree in the following is particularly favored Accounting Business administration, Finance from a recognised institution.
·       Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
·       Should have an accounting professional qualification
·       At least two years' relevant experience in accounting and financial control systems
·       Working knowledge of donor accounting requirements is an added advantage.
·       The Accountant should have the following skills:
·       Analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner.
·       Working knowledge of accounting software
·       Working knowledge of accounting packages and MS office packages (MS excel, word and power point).
·       Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities
·       Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines
·       Undisputed financial integrity.

How to Apply:
All Applications to be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O BOX 7272 Kampala, Uganda. The applications must be submitted online via moh.hrm@health.go.ug

Deadline: 12th June 2020

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