Chief Accountant – USAID/Uganda

U.S. Mission, Uganda

017/2012                   Date: 3/26/2012

OPEN TO:      
All Qualified Candidates

March 26-April 9, 2012

o/a October 7, 2012

USAID, Office of Financial Management

     40 hours per week

   FSN-12  (Ug shs. 87,067,500
to 125,851,069 p.a. inclusive of

USAID/Uganda is
recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Chief Accountant.

Basic Function of The Position
as the principal and expert Foreign Service National professional Chief Accountant
for all day-to-day Controller functions and operations – including budgeting,
accounting, reporting and payments.  This also includes coordinating and
liaising with the Financial Analyst/Accountants at post.   Acts as
the alter ego to the Controller and in some instances serves as Acting
Controller in the Controller and Deputy Controller’s absence.  Directly
supervises eleven (11) Foreign Service National staff.

Required Qualifications
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below
with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Education Required: Possession of a
Master’s degree and/or CPA in accounting, finance, or business administration.

Work Experience:  Six (6) years of
progressively responsible experience in professional accounting, auditing or
other related field.  Must have experience in extensive use of automated
accounting systems and computer software and systems. Two years of previous
supervisory experience is highly desirable.

Language Requirement:  Level IV (fluent)
English language proficiency in speaking, and reading.

Knowledge:  Applicants must have thorough
knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and
terminology, as well as the principles and accepted practices of Ugandan
governmental and business institutions with regards to finance, accounting,
budgeting and reporting.

Skills and Abilities:  Computer literacy
in word processing using Microsoft, and spreadsheets is required.  Report
writing skills essential.  An extremely high level of analytical and
managerial skills and sound judgment.  The ability to assess highly
complex issues involving management and systems in order to detect strengths,
weaknesses and internal control implications is highly valued.  The
ability to assess differing points of view and, considering fiscal and
management responsibility, the ability to develop a consensus and plan of
action to be implemented. Strong interpersonal skills are essential to
represent USAID needs and to maintain high-level contacts within USAID,
implementing partners, auditors and governmental communities.

How to Apply:

Applications must include the
following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally
Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) – ;
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be
Note: Current U.S. Government employees serving a probationary period are not
eligible to apply.

1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-306-499 – ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:

Deadline: April 9, 2012 

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