Accountant – Human Rights Network (HURINET-U)

Job Title:  Accountant
Organization: Human
Rights Network Uganda (HURINET-U)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance and
Administration Manager
Human Rights Network Uganda
(HURINET-U) was established in 1993 by a group of eight human rights
organizations and was formally registered as an independent, non-partisan and
not for profit organization in 1994. The identity of HURINET-U lies with its
diverse Membership of 53 NGOs. Membership is drawn from Organizations that are
committed to a wide range of human rights issues which are complementary in
terms of areas of focus including; Civil and Political Rights, Economic Social
and Political Rights, Child Rights, Gender and Women’s issues, Peace building
and Conflict Resolution, prisoners’ rights, refugee rights and labour rights.
Members range from purely Ugandan NGOs to International Organizations. The vision of HURINET-U is to
work towards: ‘A society free of human rights abuse’. The mission of HURINET-U is: To
foster the promotion, protection and respect of human rights in Uganda through
linking and strengthening the capacity of member organizations.’
Job Summary: The
Accountant will provide professional financial support to the Finance
department at HURINET.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor of Business Administration,
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounts option} or the equivalent accrued working
    experience in a related position.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in the related field of
    Financial Management
  • Working
    knowledge in basic accounting packages including Quick books, zero etc
    will be of an advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of peak responses.
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an International
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Highly
    developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
    negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email, and post to address
below. By applying the candidate accepts that background checks with previous
employers and current employer may be carried out. The application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have
been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Human Rights Network Uganda, Plot 94, Old Kira Road Ntinda P.O. Box 21265
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 5th January 2015.

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