Fresher Assistant Accountant Job Opportunities – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries

Job Title:    Assistant Accountant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries

Funding Source: National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP)

Duty Station:  Entebbe/ Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Accountant


About US:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP). The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) other agencies, the private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid- Western Uganda.


The project goal of the NOSP is: “inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector”, while the Programme Development Objective is to accelerate commercialisation in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing”.


Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant reports to the Project Accountant and is responsible for ensuring a proper accounting filing system for NOSP. He/she will follow up of accountabilities from districts, staff and other implementers, as well as appropriate data entry and reconciliations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of source documents, e.g. payment vouchers, journal vouchers;
  • Chronological filing of documents with adequate cross reference to ensure ease of retrieval;
  • Follow up of accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding accountabilities;
  • Data entry into the accounting system;
  • Preparation of reconciliations for review by the Project Accountant and Financial Controller;
  • Facilitate both internal and external audits on project’s financial transactions and oversee that reports meet the required submission dates by IFAD;
  • Provide support in preparation of reports to enable the withdrawal of funds from IFAD and GoU;
  • Proactive support to the district designated project support accountants;
  • Maintain key registers such as fixed assets, inputs into the contracts register, and contract monitoring forms;
  • Support in the preparation of informative management accounts in the form of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports regarding aspects of project financial monitoring, bringing out variances and advising implementers as to the limits of expenditure;
  • Carry out any other activities that are assigned by the Financial Controller.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and at least Part II of CPA-U or its equivalent.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Computer-literate including accounting packages and well-versed in the use of Excel, Word and basic data base set-ups.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their written applications with copies of identification documents, academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda or hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road, Entebbe. Uganda


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: Friday 4th November 2022


For more of the latest jobs, please visit or find us on our facebook page

Related Jobs