Districts Support Accountant IFAD Grant Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Organisation: Ministry of
Local Government
Funding Source: International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project for
Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to
apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR
will cover the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya
and Pader.
About PRELNOR Project:
The overall
goal of the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced
vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will be
through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience
of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and
export markets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Districts Support Accountant will follow-up the districts and other
    implementing agencies for expenditure justifications
  • Regularly
    review eligibility of expenditure in accordance with the financing
    agreement
  • Routinely
    report on the operation of internal control including budget controls and
    report any deviations
  • Prepare
    project reports to enable the withdrawal of funds from financers and
    manage the overall treasury/ cash flow planning aspects of the project.
  • Assess
    compliance with Uganda laws and regulations governing the operation of the
    implementing institutions including accountancy standards and the
    requirements for audits and financial reporting.
  • Regularly
    review external auditor’s reports (Audit Opinions and management letters);
    including any qualifications and whether any concerns raised by auditors
    have been adequately addressed.
  • Review
    reports of IFAD/GoU supervision or review missions and follow-up on the
    implementation of agreed to actions.
  • Keenly
    examine the financial management information provided to Project
    Coordinator, MoLG and IFAD, in terms of its adequacy and timeliness.
  • Evaluate
    programme/project accounting procedures including the adequacy of
    financial reports in terms of accountability to multiple funding sources.
  • Evaluate
    systems for asset management, provision for asset maintenance and
    replacement.
  • Review
    documented accounting procedures and accounting manuals in terms of their
    adequacy, and correspondence between actual and documented procedures.
  • Evaluate
    annual work plan and budgeting procedures, and budgetary control systems
    applied to monitor actual expenditures versus budget including commitment
    controls to avoid commitments beyond available resources.
  • Review
    other aspects of the accounting and financial control systems including:
    cash management and banking; procurement of goods and services; advances
    and acquittals; authorisation of expenditure and budget/actual
    comparisons.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Districts Support Accountant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
    or Business Administration majoring in accounting option from a recognised
    University / Institution, plus professional qualifications like ACCA or
    CPA.
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Working
    knowledge of work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Excellent
    quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Computer-literate
    including accounting packages and well-versed in the use of Excel, Word
    and basic database set-ups.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied
with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts
and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 14th August, 2015

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