US CDC Project Accountant/ Financial Controller Job Vacancy – Ministry of Health (MoH)

Organization: Ministry of
Health (MoH)
Funding Source: United
States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year
Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support
HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information
and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some
of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions
in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL),
Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the
function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be
recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support
received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year
with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of
funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.
Job Summary: The Project
Accountant/ Financial Controller will provide financial services to the Program
in line with the financial and accounting regulations
Key Duties and
  • Providing technical support in financial
    Management to the Project Manager
  • Preparing project monthly cash flows
  • The incumbent will be reconciling bank
    statements with cash books to iron out discrepancies
  • Working closely with the Accounting
    Officer of the Ministry to effect payments
  • Preparing and submitting monthly budget
    monitoring reports
  • Providing financial support and back up to
    all project teams
  • Coordinating both Internal and External
    Audit and implementation of Audit Recommendations.
  • Ensuring Accountability of Project
    financial Resources.
  • In charge of participating and guiding the
    Budget Preparation process
  • Preparing project annual and monthly
    financial statement of accounts
  • Ensuring that Monthly Statutory Returns
    are submitted to Relevant Authorities
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Project
    Accountant/ Financial Controller job placement must hold an Honors
    Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or Business
    Administration (Accounting option) or Business Studies (Accounting option)
    or Finance and Accounting from a recognized Institution
  • Full professional qualification in Accountancy
    such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognized awarding
    Institution/body accredited by ICPAU from a recognized Institution
  • Current registration with ICPAU will be an
    added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    managing funds under donor funded projects, familiar with US Federal
    Government (PEPFAR/CDC) financial management regulations.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Packages like
    quick books, Navision etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial
  • A team Player with good communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • High financial integrity and ethics
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a
filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified
passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified
academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration
certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation
letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your
appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity
card.  All applications should bear the
title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for
only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on
their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road,
Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am
– 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.
Deadline: 17th
February, 2017
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