Fresher Finance Assistant USAID Project Job Opportunities – RTI International

Job Title:    Finance Assistant
Organization: RTI International
Project Name: USAID Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity
Program (LARA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accountant
About Us:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID LARA Program:
RTI International is implementing the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) funded Literacy Achievement and Retention
Activity under Cooperative Agreement # AID-617A-15-00009. The 5-year
USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity is expanding the
Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) early grade reading program and
supporting the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Violence
against Children in Schools (VACiS) 2015–2020. It seeks to reinforce the
implementation of the MoES 2014 Reporting, Tracking, Referral, and Response
(RTRR) Guidelines in the 28 implementation districts.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will be responsible for the day to day accounting function of the
Project. The incumbent will be utilizing the appropriate systems and following
proper accounting procedures to disburse, account for, and report usage of
funds. This position will process staff travel advances, payment of vendors and
manage petty cash.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the USAID LARA Project
    Finance Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    either Business Studies, Accounting or Financial Management from a
    recognized institution
  • Membership or part qualification with
    professional bodies such as CPA, ACCA will have an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience at the
    level of an Accounts Assistant or its equivalent in a reputable
    organization.
  • Previous experience of working on a US
    government funded program is required
  • Knowledge of the use of QuickBooks
    application.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs
and cover letters to the Human Resource Manager by e-mail to pndoboli@lara.rti.org
Deadline: 28th December 2017

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