Branch Manager Jobs - EarthEnable Uganda (Banking Background)

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Senior Accountant - Tax, Compliance and Reporting Employment Opportunity - Britam

Organization: Britam
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the East African region and offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset Management, Banking and Property. The product range includes life, health and general insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management, off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management, property development and private equity.

Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant - Tax, Compliance and Reporting will be responsible for providing effective control on regulatory compliance in all tax, IRA/ BOU requirement, and support monthly and annual financial reporting. Also organizing and maintaining records of tax payments including showing interest in following changes to tax regulations and laws. The role holder will report to the Financial Accountant and Country Operations Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive 100% continuous Statutory and Legal compliance and ensure relevant tax returns are filed as per tax planning schedule;
  • Prepare/Review tax payments, estimate and track tax returns;
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual tax reports, IRA returns, BOU returns, FIA returns reports and prepare/review necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns;
  • Organize and update the company’s tax database, recommend tax strategies that align with business goals;
  • Identify tax compliance matters at underwriting, claims and utility levels. Suggest ways to increase profits by Tax Savings, follow industry trends and track changes related to taxes;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors and also forecast tax predictions to senior managers;
  • Ensure that proper books of accounts are maintained to satisfy legal and internal requirements;
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly financial and accounting information to management and play a key role in preparation of year end accounts to ensure that the year-end audit exercise progresses smoothly;
  • Implement sound accounting and operating procedures including sound internal controls and ensure adherence to company policies; and
  • Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’ strategy map, balanced scorecard and Personal Scorecard.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Business, Law or its equivalent degree;
  • Fully qualified accountant Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)/Chartered Accountant (CA);
  • At least three to four years’ experience in a professional firm or a financial related organization specializing in Tax or regulatory compliance;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment;
  • Strong team player with excellent leadership skills;
  • High level of integrity and attentive to detail and analytical; and
  • Excellent communications skills both oral and written.

  • Presenting and Communicating Information - Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; presents effectively; responds quickly to others ‘reactions and feedback during conversations; projects credibility.
  • Working with People - Shows respect for the views and contributions of team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and pro-actively shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
  • Adhering to Principles and Values - Upholds and encourages ethical behaviour and departmental values; demonstrates integrity; encourages individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organisational values during every day interactions.
  • Analysing - Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, breaking them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system / process / problem.
  • Planning and Organising - Adheres to and monitors clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations - Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets and models high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

Deadline: 20th March, 2019

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Internal Audit Officer Jobs - UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:       Internal Audit Officer
Organization: UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Internal Audit Manager

About US:
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is a registered financial institution in Uganda and is adherent to the Central Bank's regulations and guidelines and was founded in 1994 to provide quality microfinance services.

Job Summary:  The Internal Audit Officer will carry out internal audits to ensure that all company systems, policies and procedure are being observed and applied and make recommendations for improvements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Auditing and Audit Reports;
  • Participate in establishing the objectives, scope and methodology of the audit and developing an audit program.
  • Perform audit work in a professional manner and in accordance with current professional auditing standards.
  • Conduct a risk analysis to develop the nature, timing and extent of audit procedures for the audit.
  • Review and evaluate the overall accounting, operational and computerized systems controls.
  • Document the operation and internal control systems in a manner that is sufficient to complete the audit objectives.
  • Perform cash counts, physical inventories or other audit procedures as requested by the Internal Audit Manager or as needed to meet the audit objectives.
  • Create working papers to document the audit work performed and support the audit report.
  • Prepare summary memorandums and draft audit reports.
  • Develop audit recommendations to assist in improving operations and internal control systems.
  • Perform follow up procedures to assess the adequacy of the implementation of recommended actions.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) Internal Audit Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related discipline, Engineering, Computer Science from a reputable university or college
  • Professional qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA, CISA, CISM Audit Experience, Skills and Abilities
  • At least one year working experience in an auditing environment.
  • Possess analytical skills
  • Knowledge of current accounting and auditing standards, procedures and requirements
  • Knowledge of information systems (Networks, Databases, Operating systems, General computer applications)
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, Spreadsheets, Outlook.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to the organization.
  • Use professional judgment and skepticism to conduct audit work.
  • Other critical skills and abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Energetic and ability to be active throughout and willingness to learn
  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills and high level of customer care
  • Willing to work long hours with minimum supervision

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their cover letter together with an up-to- date CV and Academic documents as one document to: (Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line). Applications should be addressed to the Head of Human Resource

Deadline: 28th March 2019

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Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator US Non-profit Careers - Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now, and for the future.  We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world.

Job Summary:  The Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator will coordinate Internal Risk Management initiatives by the INGO IRMG, including facilitating assessments, development of guidelines, facilitating training, and coordinating internal and external communications for the group, including advocacy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Facilitate monthly meetings of the IRMG, and support information gathering and analysis to support effective discussions during these meetings. 
  • Coordinate assessment of risk management and accountability practices among INGOs working in Uganda. The objective of the assessment will be to map out and analyze current NGO accountability standards and approaches to risk management and mitigation in Uganda, and identify gaps, synergies and points of commonality – including the most frequent patterns of fraud and misconduct in Uganda, with practical recommendations for how to address them;
  • Based on the results of assessment, support preparation of guidelines for risk management and accountability for INGOs in Uganda;
  • Facilitate awareness raising sessions and training to increase INGO capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to risks. This will include curriculum development taking into account the needs and priorities of INGOs of varying sizes.
  • Coordination of data collection to contribute to the discussion led by donors on “the costs of doing business” to have effective systems in place and an estimation of what the “return on investment” will be for INGOs and donors;
  • Support advocacy by the group to a wide range of donors and UN agencies;
  • Support active engagement with the UNHCR led Steering Committee on Refugee Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) and the common system that UNHCR plans to pilot in a number of settlements.
  • Coordinate communication between the IRMG and donors, the Ugandan Government and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate establishment and support to subgroups of IRMG member staff on specific topics, identified in the risk assessment, during the workshops or in other IRMG learning and sharing forums.
  • Conduct overall administrative management of the initiative including work planning, budget management and reporting to donors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a B.Sc. or MA university degree in human resources, business administration, finance, accounting or a related business field is required (A certification in the field will be an advantage, e.g. CPA, CIA).
  • Five years of related work experience with a business or not-for-profit organization;
  • Strong background in compliance, safeguarding and internal controls; experience in auditing or investigating wrongful conduct preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of aid accountability, codes of conduct, and principles around protection and safeguarding.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in the organization;
  • Strong organizational and research skills with  a broad understanding of various program sectors and activities;
  • Extensive knowledge of compliance and safeguarding donor rules, regulations including USAID, ECHO, DFID, UN, etc.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, diplomacy, tact and ability to achieve results collaboratively with individuals not under supervisory control.
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to deliver training and prepare training materials.
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver without close supervision.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. BOX 12405, Uganda

Deadline: 22nd March 2019.

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UN Supply Associate Job Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:     Supply Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Position Number: 10009744
Internal/External Vacancy Notice Number: 009/2019
Reports to: Supply Officer
Post Grade: GL6

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:  The Supply Associate (Procurement) supports procurement activities within Headquarters. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other Units, Sections, Divisions at Headquarters, and UNHCR field offices, UN agencies, NGOs and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate procurement activities. The incumbent may supervise general service staff in the office, and reports to the (Associate/Assistant) Supply Officer. The duties of the incumbent are to support the procurement process within the specific area covered by the organisational unit while exercising efficiency in the procurement process.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct spend analyses using historical spend data to identify trends that can be used to plan procurement activities and Frame Agreements.
  • Quickly respond to field requests for information and advice and coordinate responses from a range of HQ units to provide a clear, consistent and timely response to the field.
  • Analyse matters relating to procurement activities, and deliver information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility.
  • Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order. Process requests received for procurement of assigned goods/products.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders.
  • Assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations.
  • Prepare and review proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence.
  • Monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Establish Frame Agreements for the required item or item group.
  • Identify, assess and select vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services.
  • Coordinate activities of vendors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Monitor performance of vendors under Frame Agreements by analysing the products and delivery performance. Maintain vendor and item master databases.
  • Prepare and review proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Participate in Committee on Contracts meetings, probe unclear issues and participate with expert procurement advice, when requested. Follow up on decisions or actions from the Committee.
  • Keenly monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems.
  • Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of service requires by the organisation.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR supply chain rules and procedures are applied in a consistent, effective and transparent manner.
  • UNHCR delivers timely and quality goods and services to persons of concern.
  • UNHCR has effective partners to support supply activities within area of responsibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Supply Associate (Procurement) job opportunity should have completed Secondary School Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field;
  • At least six years of previous relevant professional job experience;
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language (as applicable in the duty station)
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP);
  • Other UN procurement and logistics training such as IAPSO and UNPD
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 19th March 2019

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Entry Level Administrator Job Opportunities - KOICA Uganda

Job Title:          Administrator
Organization: KOICA Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is promoting amicable and cooperative relations and mutual exchange by rendering support to economic and social development of partner countries.

Job Summary:  The Administrator will ensure implementation of KOICA office policies, create and maintain all administrative records in a positive and friendly agency image through; corporate communication; offer support in organizing travels for staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close collaboration with requesting unit, draft specifications for all goods and services.
  • Estimate costs and solicit quotations/ proposals in accordance KOICA regulations.
  • Prepare request for Bids, Quotes and Proposals and collect proposals / quotations / proforma invoices from suppliers following the purchasing procedure of the organization.
  • Place orders on time and follow up to ensure timely delivery of the items or service and report as appropriate to the immediate supervisor and the requesting unit on the status of the order.
  • Obtain documentation to clear shipment of goods free of duty and customs
  • Establish procedures for the operation maintance of the office.
  • Supervise the work of service providers including; IT services, Security and cleaning.
  • Manage the office budget for all on going services and costs (e.g. Rent, utilities, supplies, maintenance, and telephone) for all offices and residences.
  • Maintain lease agreements and utilities accounts for offices.
  • Ensure proper record systems is in place to track usage.
  • Coordinate the recruitment of new staff, and the preparation and maintance of complete employment files for all staff.
  • Orient new employees on corporate policies and benefits.
  • Enroll new local staff in the health insurance plan.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management or other relevant field.
  • Two to three years relevant professional experience on office administration, operations, procurement, human resources, or relevant experience. Two or more years of experience with an International organization is desirable.
  • Excellent writing, computer and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work closely wit a variety of project stakeholders, including local senior and support staff, Home office staff, consultants, vendors and subcontractors to work collaboratively to solve administrative and operational problems as they arise.
  • Proven ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management demands
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Good program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of communication principles, media and marketing techniques.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to manage and facilitate educational programs
  • Advanced writing and editorial skills.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Experience working with donor agencies is preferable.
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic and fast- paced work environment with limited supervision.
  • Willingness to bring innovation, tackle challenges and produce deliverables within assigned timeline.
  • Communication Skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Luganda
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in above languages is , a must
  • Good computer skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint ,access and other applications of wide usage;
  • Previous experience and effective use of internet communication gadgets a must.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail or hand deliver their updated Curriculum Vita, academic certificates/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus telephone contact to the following address;

The Country Director,
Korea International Cooperation Agency,
2nd Floor, Mariba House, Golf CourseRoad, Kololo

P.O. Box 37636, Kampala

Email to:

Deadline: 20th March 2019

NB: Please note that the date for the interviews shall be communicated on the 22nd March 2019.

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