The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) has received funding from International Development Association (IDA)/World Bank towards implementation of ARSDP. The current project shall be completed on 31st January, 2021. MLHUD is desirous of hiring a self- motivated Project Assistant Accountant on contract basis under ARSDP. The Financial Management services for both ARSDP and Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development – Additional Financing (USMID – AF) Program are vested in one Finance and Accounting Specialist (F&AS). Therefore, the staff recruited under ARSDP shall be required to support the finance and accounting function of USMID-AF Program in addition to his/her core duties under ARSDP.
Job Title: Project Assistant Accountant (1 Position)
Location: ARSDP Project Offices, Ground Floor, Plot 9, Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala.
Responsible to: Finance and Accounting Specialist Duration of Employment: One year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Purpose of the Job: Processing of financial transactions, posting and reconciling books of accounts and records.
Qualifications and Experience:
• A Degree in Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option), Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance or equivalent qualification from a recognized university plus at least Level II of a Professional Accounting Qualification such as CPA, ACCA, CA or CIMA. • At least three years of working experience in payment processing, book keeping, financial accounting, and financial management or related accounting duties from busy public or private organization. • Specific working experience in Accounts section of Government of Uganda Ministry, Department, Agency (MDAs), Local Government or Donor Funded Project is an added advantage. • Demonstrated knowledge of working in an automated accounting environment with accounting software(s) such as IFMS, Sun systems, Navision etc.
Skills / Competencies: • Computer literate with skills in Microsoft office applications. • Ability to work on own initiative • Analytical and problem – solving skills. • Good interpersonal skills; • Communication and report writing skills. • Integrity and honesty. • Capacity to establish credibility, trust and partnership.
• Attention to details and follow up on agreed actions. • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities • Posting and updating Project accounts/ledgers to ensure that they are well balanced. • Processing of payments and disbursements for the Project and ensuring appropriate supporting documents are attached and proper account heads charged. • Monitoring and tracking expenses and following up accountability for advances in prescribed timelines • Handling cash payments for office operational expenses, at workshops and events organized by the ARSDP or other Projects under the Ministry. • Maintaining an Assets Register for the project. • Reconciling books of accounts and extracting draft trial balance/transaction list for review by F&AS • Arranging bulk financial data in excel for the project(s) for eventual upload to an automated payment/accounting systems such as BBS, IFMIS. • File returns for URA and NSSF • Preparing the interim financial reports and other financial reports required under the project.
Any other Accounting, Finance and administration duties assigned by F&AS.
Application Procedure Interested candidates who have the above qualifications and competences may express their interest by submitting their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their academic and professional transcripts and certificates and two referees with email addresses, Passport photo and daytime telephone numbers.
Applications should be addressed to: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Plot 13/15 Parliament Avenue , P.O. Box 7096 Kampala
Applications should be physically delivered to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Procurement and Disposal Unit, Room 17 First Floor not later than December 5, 2019 at 10:00am.
Dorcus W. Okalany PERMANENT SECRETARY