Fresher Assistant Accountant IFAD PRELNOR Project Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Job Title:    Assistant Accountant
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:  Kampala,
Reports to: Financial
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.
Job Summary: The
Assistant Accountant will be responsible for following-up payments and
Withdrawal Applications (WAs), alternating between the PMU in Gulu and the
Liaison Office in Kampala, while ensuring proper accounts filing system, data
entry and being a Bank Agent.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked
    with preparing source documents e. g; PVs, Loose Minutes, for approval;
  • Chronological
    filing of documents with adequate cross reference to ensure ease of
  • Following
    up of accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding
  • Entering
    Data into the accounting system;
  • Facilitating
    both Internal and External Auditors to audit the project’s financial
    transactions and reports in order to meet the required submission dates to
  • Support
    the Financial Controller in preparation of reports to enable the
    withdrawal of funds from IFAD and GOU;
  • Proactively
    support the district designated Project Accountants;
  • Maintain
    key registers such as fixed assets; inputs into the contracts register and
    contract monitoring forms;
  • Support
    the Financial Controller in the preparation of informative Management
    Accounts in the form of monthly, quarterly, semi¬annual and annual reports
    regarding aspects of project financial monitoring bringing out variances
    and advising implementers as to the limits of expenditure;
  • Carry
    out any other activities that are assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • Professional
    course in Accountancy (level II ACCA or CPA) is an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of two years of relevant work experience and skills
  • Excellent
    quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Strong
    writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer
    literacy skills including accounting packages and well-versed in the use
    of Excel, Word and basic data base 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: 29th January 2018
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