USAID RWANU Project Jobs – Assistant Accountant at ACDI/VOCA

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency
through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commodity
Support Officer
About ACDI/VOCA:
ACDI/VOCA is carrying out the
USAID-funded PL 480 Title II Development Food Assistance Program entitled
“Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja
(RWANU)”. The RWANU Program is focusing on reducing food insecurity among vulnerable
rural populations in selected sub-counties of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and
Nakapiripirit. The Program’s strategic objectives are (1) improved availability
and access to food and (2) reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating
mothers and children under five. The RWANU Program takes a preventive approach
to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first 1,000 days of life when
conditional food rations will have the highest impact. RWANU will promote
diversified livelihoods strategies including linkages to market opportunities
to ensure long-term food security and resilience to food insecurity shocks.
Job Summary: The USAID
RWANU Project Assistant Accountant will technically support the accounting
function within the program, and process and analyze financial and accounting
data.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Liaison:
  • Perform
    monthly satellite office audits of data and systems
  • Ensure
    all satellite office transactions are correctly documented and posted in
    Quickbooks.
  • The
    incumbent will conduct service level reviews with vendors especially
    related to documentation, speed of payments and any other relevant
    feedback
2. Financial Analysis: Perform cost rationalization audit and
review exercises e.g fuel costs, maintenance costs, travel costs etc
3. Accounting:
  • Maintain
    up to date books of account for the program comprising all general ledger
    accounts.
  • Prepare
    journal vouchers
  • Prepare
    payment vouchers for all payments
  • Handle
    all electronic payments
  • Input
    accounting data into QuickBooks
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a good University degree in accounting. Possession
    of part qualifications of ACCA or CPA is an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years working experience in accounting with a
    similar organization.
  • Possess
    the ability to undertake accounting duties using a computerized accounting
    package such as Quick Books and in MS Excel
  • Possess
    the ability to work well in a team
  • Exceptional
    analytical skills
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability
    to work with minimum supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU Project should send
their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human Resources Manager
attaching their application letters and CV to jobs@acdivocaug.biz
NB:
Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th January 2015
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