USAID STAR-E Project Accountant Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:       Accountant
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E
Duty Station: Mbale,
Reports to: Senior
Job ID: 13-9439
About Us:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit
health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74
nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and
improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing
the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our
partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create
stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest
health impact.
About USAID STAR-E Project:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID funded
STAR-E Project in Eastern Uganda. STAR-E is a five-year USAID-supported
District-based HIV/TB Project which  on
the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and
communities, headquartered in Mbale, with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo,
Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and
Sironko districts.
Job Summary: The Accountant
is responsible for safeguarding the assets of Management Sciences for Health
and ultimately the donors against fraud, loss or misuse and to ensure proper
documentation and processing of the finances of the organization. The incumbent
is primarily responsible for, but not limited to, payments for activities and
operations, petty cash and activity advance reconciliations, and supporting the
Finance Unit Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting
department. The Accountant II is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement
integrity standards in all activities. 
Key Duties and
  • Actively participates in preparation of
    PEPFAR and Accrual Tracker reports;
  • Assist the Finance Unit Manager in
    reviewing payment request, and ensure that payments are done promptly;
  • Prepare and process all Payment Vouchers,
    General Journals and Deposit Vouchers, ensuring that the documents are
    legal and authentic and that all relevant and adequate support
    documentation is attached;
  • Ensure that all costs and travels have
    adequate authorization and approval prior to payment remittance. Follow up
    all discrepancies identified;
  • Upload payments to Mobile Money payment
    system and ensures beneficiaries details are correct, real and active, and
    beneficiaries are paid in time;
  • Ensure that financial documents are
    properly filed and kept safely at all times;
  • Ensures that funds expended in the country
    is done in accordance with “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”, MSH
    policy, donor regulations and requirements, Ugandan law, standard
    operating procedures, and best business practices.;
  • Ensures the expeditious transfer and
    disbursement of funds to sub grantees and sub contractors and financial
    reporting of expenditures;
  • Actively participate in reviewing and
    liquidating petty cash and promptly process replenishment;
  • Ensures that all payments for purchases of
    goods and services are made according to MSH regulations, and that actions
    are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as
    stipulated in the Procurement Policy Guidelines and Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles
  • Ensures that all advances are cleared /
    collected on time. Ensure that every financial transaction is properly
    approved by a budget-holder signatory, is properly documented, files are
    complete and demonstrates evidence of compliance with MSH policy, donor
    regulations, Ugandan law, and standard operating procedures. Prepare
    advance analysis as required;
  • Offer support in the documentation
    required for VAT claims and reports;
  • Assist with reconciliations; Banks and
  • Significantly contribute to maintaining
    teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
    from time-to-time
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Management
    Sciences for Health (MSH) Accountant career placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Business Administration or equivalent accounting qualifications;
  • A minimum of two to four years’ experience
    in implementing accounting functions.
  • A strong accounting experience, and
    experience in dealing with complex budgets, is an added advantage;
  • Capacity to deal with multi-tasks and be
    able to adhere to tight deadlines, and excellent time management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience to provide
    technical assistance to organization and participate in conducting
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills and fluency in English
  • Previous experience in maintaining
    excellent communication with staff at project and Kampala offices,
    Headquarters, as well as clients.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 10th February,
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