Fresher Accounts Assistant NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an
International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims
of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:  The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for
Provision of both Accounting (Finance) and administrative services to the
Bidibidi Safe Water project at Yumbe Office, Arua Branch.  The position holder with support from the
Project Engineer /Manager, West Nile Operations Manager and Austrian Red Cross
WASH Delegates will be required to implement the proposed set of activities to
ensure value for money through appropriate accounting and adherence to the
financial regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support in all administrative and financial matters to the
    Bidibidi safe Water Project in Yumbe;
  • Ensure the Proper filing and the safe custody of financial and
    administrative documents;
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all office equipment and stationery;
  • Follows up, receives and reviews accountabilities from the field
    before submission to URCS Hqtrs, shares feedback with field officers
  • Ensures a regular update of inventories relating to the project at
    field level;
  • Proactively follows up on incomplete financial documentation and
    pending settlement of advances with the respective officers to avoid
    delays in bookkeeping;
  • Organises photocopying, sorting and dispatching of the financial
    documents to URCS HQTRs;
  • Manages the Project field Petty cash and monitors the office cash
  • Assist in procurements and independently processes comparative Bid
    Analysis (CBA) for approval by the supervisor;
  • Organizes stationery and other office supplies;
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Accounts
    Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business
    Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics;
  • At least level II of Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA and CIMA)
    will be an added advantage
  • One year of experience in a similar position or worked with
    reputable organization/agency.
  • Work experience with a donor funded institution will be an added
  • A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks
    and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure
  • Full computer Literacy with proficiency in the application of all MS
    office functions, especially Ms Word & Excel;
  • Excellent English communication skills including proven proficiency
    in drafting official letters and other documents
  • A mature personality of high integrity with a great team working
    skills, a courteous attitude and clear sense of confidentiality.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or mail via post to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O.
Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 21st April 2019 by 5:00pm
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