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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2 Accounts Assistants Job at Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Accounts Assistants 

Jobs at:
Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service 

Deadline of this Job:
23rd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 18th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

4.0 Accounts Assistants (02 POSTS)
4.1 Duty Station: Ministry of Health Headquarters, Kampala.
4.2 Duration: The duration shall be 2 years renewable on satisfactory performance.
4.3 Objectives of the Assignment
The Accounts Assistant will handle financial management activities for the World Bank Projects under the Ministry in accordance with the institutional arrangements of Government of Uganda and the World Bank. The successful candidate will make sure that all payments are processed in time and detailed records are maintained on financial transactions under the Project.
4.4 Responsibilities and tasks
The Accounts Assistant shall:
  •  Assist in the day-day financial operations of the World Bank Projects implemented by Ministry of Health.
  •  Assist the Financial Management Specialist in compiling quarterly and annual budgets, monitor and report on financial trends, and prepare replenishment applications to World Bank.
  •  Assist the Financial Management Specialist to prepare financial statements and financial management reports in agreed time frames and in standard formats.
  •  Prepare quarterly, adhoc and annual financial reports.
  •  Ensure timely payment to service providers, and promptly report any challenges in the payment system to the Financial Management Specialist.
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned.
4.5 Reporting.
The successful candidate shall report to the Financial Management Specialist.
4.6 Qualifications and Competences
  •  Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option), Accounting, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university. A post graduate Qualification in Financial Management or related field is an added advantage.
  •  A full member of a professional body such as ACCA, CPA or CFA or equivalent.
  •  At least 4 years of practical experience in financial management or related accounting duties in a busy public or private organization.
  •  An exposure in the management of funds in various governmental or private sector organizations is an added advantage.
  •  Specific experience working with GoU /Donor funded Projects will be an added advantage.
  •  Computer literate in various soft-wares including accounting packages including Navision and sun systems.
  •  High level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels.
  •  High level of integrity and governance as proven by written testimonials from previous assignments would be requirement.
4.7 Other requirements
  •  Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written
  •  Strong coaching and leadership skills
  •  Works under minimum supervision and meets strict deadlines
  •  Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  •  Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement
Job application procedure
Submission of Applications
Written applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least three competent referees, one of whom must be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272

The applications shall be delivered by hand or courier, not later than 17:00 hours on 23rd November, 2018 to:
Ministry of Health,
Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,

In addition, applicants should submit a soft copy of their Curriculum Vitae to .

6. Procurement Schedule:
The procurement schedule is (subject to minor changes) as follows:
S/N Activity Date
Closing date of Submission of applications 23/11/2018
Short listing and approvals 21/12/2018 Interviews 4/01/2019
Award of Contract 1/02/2019

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a Candidate.
Dr. Diana Atwine