Swedish Embassy (SIDA) Project Jobs – Accountant at UNHCO

Job Title:  Accountant
Organization: Ugandan National Health Users / Consumers
Organization (UNHCO)
Funding Source: Swedish Embassy (SIDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
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
Accountant will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of UNHCO
financial policies and adherence to controls in the most efficient and accurate
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for budget monitoring and
    supervision ensuring compliance with UNHCO and donor policies and
  • Responsible for collecting and tracking
    sub grantee reports in the accounting system.
  • Offer technical support and backstopping
    to the Secretariat and implementing partners.
  • Provide support and technical advice to
    the Executive Director.
  • In charge of the verification of posted
    expenditures in accordance with the budgets.
  • Provide capacity building and operational
    support to the Secretariat and IPs to effectively manage project funds.
  • In charge of the preparation and
    submission of timely and quality financial reports as required
  • Verify and code expenditure and internal
    recoveries in accordance with approved work plans and budgets.
  • Responsible for working with VHR member
    organizations to revise and finalize work plans and budgets and ensure
    strict timely compliance to financial guidelines.
  • Generate and ensure timely submission of
    reports and.
  • Prepare and maintain monthly bank
    reconciliation statements.
  • Responsible for annual audit preparing all
    necessary documents and responses.
  • Responsible for filing and ensuring safety
    for financial records
  • Ensure partners submit reports in a timely
  • Maintaining bank balances and ensuring
    that expenditure is within approved limits and budgets.
  • Prepare and update charts of accounts.
  • Regularly review accountability from
    accounts assistant and respond to queries.
  • Responsible for up-dating the asset
  • Carry out other project assignments as may
    be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce / Business accounting option with
    professional qualifications (ACCA or CPA). 
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a
    similar position preferably national NGO with a sub-granting mandate.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and
    communication skills
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Skills in computerised accounting
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Highly result oriented.
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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