Entry Level Swedish Embassy (SIDA) Project Jobs – Accounts Assistant at UNHCO

Organization: Ugandan National Health Users / Consumers
Organization (UNHCO)
Funding Source: Swedish Embassy (SIDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Accountant
About US:
UNHCO is a Non-Governmental
Organization formed in 1999 whose main goal is to improve the quality of life
of all people in Uganda through a rights-based approach. UNHCO has received
funding from Sida through the Swedish Embassy in Kampala for the 2nd phase of
the Maternal Health Project (MHP) which is being implemented in 8 districts.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and
newborn mortality in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The
Accounts Assistant will support the UNHCO financial function in an efficient
and accurate manner.
Key Duties and
  • Handle
    all requests for UNHCO and implementing partners for review.
  • Receive,
    organize and post vouchers, ensure documents security and track
    expenditure according to budgets
  • Expeditiously
    follow up file accountability and prepare working advance statements
  • Process
    and prepare all statutory obligations (i.e. Payment of NSSF, PAYE, Monthly and annual return and other
  • Carry
    out regular bank transactions.
  • Technically
    support the preparation of Administration budget, work plan and report.
  • Manage
    petty cash.
  • Support
    filing in a timely and accurate manner and ensuring that supportive
    documents are attached.
  • Support
    the transport and procurement functions
  • Perform
    any other project assignments as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce / Business
    Administration (accounting option).
  • Additional
    professional qualifications in ACCA/CPA.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in active cash office management preferably in
    a busy NGO.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • High
    degree of integrity
  • Skills
    in computerised accounting packages;
  • Principled,
    pays attention to detail and highly organised.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send their applications by indicating job title on the right hand corner of
the envelope and hand deliver hard copies of 
cover letter, CV with three referees, daytime telephone contacts and
salary expectations to:
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Health Users/
Consumers’ Organisation,
Plot 91 Bukoto Street,
Kamwokya. Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0414 532123
Deadline: 31st March,
2015 by 11am
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