Earn over 37,000 US Dollars as USEFM USAID Financial Management Assistant at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: USD
Open to: U.S.
Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Position Number: Kampala-2019-061
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S
Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and
organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the
direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The USEFM USAID Financial Management Assistant
has overall responsibility for the close-out of USAID/Uganda’s program-funded
expired awards, reconciles implementing partners’ records to USAID’s accounting
system records, and coordinates with Agreement/Contracting Officer’s
Representatives (AOR/CORs), Office of Acquisition and Assistance and
USAID/Washington’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to complete all
close-out actions. He/she reviews Limited Scope Agreements (LSGA), Development
Objective Agreements (DOAGs), Modified Acquisition and Assistance Request
Documents (MAARDs), contract, grants, awards and other obligating documents for
accuracy and records accounting strip codes on them into the Phoenix accounting
system. In addition, he/she provides technical guidance and/or training to host
country and Implementing Partners’ staff on USAID accounting and financial
reporting requirements to ensure compliance with USAID financial management
policies and procedures. The financial management assistant reports to the
Chief Accountant in the Office of Financial Management (OFM).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
applicants for the United States US Embassy USEFM USAID Financial Management
Assistant job opportunity should hold a university degree in accounting,
finance, or business administration is required. A professional certification,
(e.g. CPA or ACCA) is desired but not required.
minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting,
budgeting, financial analysis or auditing is required.
thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles,
theories, practices and a thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and
procedures governing USAID financial management is required.
understand USAID’s organization and operational standards and be familiar with
USAID project policies and processes.
incumbent should have a knowledge and understanding of the different branches
of the GOU in order to enhance effective communication and to develop consensus
on financial management of programs/projects.
incumbent must be able to analyze accounting processes and identify practices
and procedures that require correction or modification.
incumbent must be able to efficiently formulate recommendations for maintaining
specialized segments of accounting systems.
incumbent must have excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy
in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high
level of trust with mid-level GOU officials when dealing with Value added Tax.
mathematical and writing skills are required in order to prepare regular and
often ad hoc reports including data calls from USAID/Washington.
ability to work effectively in a team environment and to achieve consensus of
fiscal policy and accounting practices is necessary
The work
requires extremely good understanding of excel and other computer skills in
order to manage the accounting system.
Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, speaking and writing is
required. This may be tested.
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online
at the link below.
Deadline: 25th February 2020
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