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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Project Accountant Job at Ministry of Water and Environment - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Accountant 
Jobs at:
Ministry of Water and Environment

Deadline of this Job:
21st September 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 10th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


Ministry of Water and Environment with the support from Adaptation Fund is executing a project on Enhancing Resilience of Communities to Climate Change through Catchment Based Integrated Management of Water and Related Resources in Uganda (EURECCCA).
The project started in May 2017 and will be completed by April 2021. It is implemented in 3 catchments of Aswa in Upper Nile Water Management Zone (WMZ), Awoja in Kyoga Water Management Zone and Maziba in Victoria Water Management Zone.
The Ministry of Water and Environment as an execution Entity therefore wishes to recruit qualified persons to provide technical support to the project as specified below.

Job Title: Project Accountant
Reports to: Project Coordinator – EURECCCA Project
Duty Station: Kampala
Terms of Appointment: One (1) year Contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance)

Job Purpose:
Responsible for assisting the Program Coordination Unit in implementation of financial management implementation arrangements in line with Financial Management Manual (FMM) in the Ministry issued under the Government’s Treasury Accounting Instructions
2003 issued under the Public Finance and Accountability Act 2003.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Develop financial plans and budgets in line with the project objectives
  • Oversee the disbursement of funds /payment process
  • Monitor and track financial expenditure/ transactions
  • Ensure compliance with Financial Management Manual (FMM) in the ministry as provided for by the Government’s Treasury Accounting Instructions 2003 issued under the Public Finance Management Act 2015 and Project Financing Agreement Policies.
  • Prepare Project financial performance reports.
Qualifications, Experience and competences:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Full professional qualifications as ACCA, CIMA, CFA and CPA.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience as accountant in reputable organizations
  • Experience in donor funded projects within the Government setting will be added advantage
  • Experience using Government financial systems the Integrated Financial Management System or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Works under minimum supervision and meets deadlines
Job application procedure
All applications must be accompanied with recent (3) passport size photographs and CVs detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees. Application should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment, Old Port bell Road, Luzira P. O. Box, 20026, Kampala and should be delivered to the Ministry Registry not later than Friday 21st September, 2018 Female candidates are encouraged to apply.