Fresher Accounts Officer Grants Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health (MOH)

Job Title:   Accounts Officer Grants     

Organisation: Ministry of Health (MOH)

Funding Source: Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Head of Accounts


About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a grant from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (CoAg), a strategic mechanism of the United States Government (USG) to implement activities in line with its mandate in support of the Public health response to HIV/AIDS and other health systems. CDC will be supporting a pool of Human Resources that are expected to lead the implementation of the grant. The staff to be recruited under this grant will be contracted by the MOH.


Job Summary:  The Accounts Officer Grants is the focal person at the Yumbe Regional Referral Hospital, prepares monthly fund accountability reports, monitor the MoH-CDC RRH budget, prepares MoH-CDC RRH CoAg budget and work plans for new and continuous applications


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting

  • Preparing payment vouchers for grants all CDC CoAg RRH payments
  • Preparing Monthly Bank reconciliation for RRH CDC CoAg designed bank account
  • Reviewing activity requests received from the community Head of department and submitting them to the RRH senior accountant and Director for approval
  • Following up accountabilities for fund advanced to implementers of activities
  • Maintaining ledgers and cashbook for the CDC CoAg RRH.
  • Preparing and submit tax deductions like WHT to URA through the RRH main TIN/URA account.
  • Ensuring that VAT suppliers are registered in IFRIS before their payments are processed.
  • Preparing quarterly VAT schedules and submit them to Senior Grants and Contracts Officer for consolidation and onward submission to CDC
  • Supporting the RRH procurement officers in procurement of supplies and logistics for the CDC CoAg RRH mechanism
  • Preparing and submit monthly budget analysis (Income and Expenditure analysis) to the Senior Grants and Contracts Officer
  • Acting as a bank agent for the MoH-CDC CoAg at RRH delivering and picking banking documents and withdrawing cash where necessary as well as being in charge of petty cash for MoH-CDC CoAg/ RRH office
  • Maintaining an updated asset register and ensuring it is incorporated in the main register of the RRH.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related courses with a bias in Accounting.
  • Third level of ICPAU course or an equivalent of the same level offered by any other recognized professional accountancy body.
  • Two years of hands-on and verifiable prior experience working in Finance, Accounting or grants position in a busy grants funded organization or research projects.
  • Good computer skills with good knowledge of excel and spread sheets.
  • Excellent in communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent in report writing skills.
  • Have an analytical mind.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and observe deadlines.
  • Prior experience working in a busy research/ grant’s office will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their handwritten applications should be Delivered to the Reception Desk, Ground Floor, Wing A- AIDS Control Program Offices, Lourdel Towers, Plot 1, Lourdel Road Kampala, MOH Headquarters-Kampala between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday addressed to:


The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya

Tel. +256414-697366/0414-697367/0414-664469


Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

  • Recent passport-size photograph.
  • Copy of the National Identity Card.
  • Detailed curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
  • A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.


Deadline: Friday, 7th October 2022 by 5:00Pm


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard


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Date Posted 2022-10-06
Valid Through 2022-10-07
Hiring Organization Ministry of Health (MOH)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda