Accountant Job Careers – Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Job
Title:         
 
Accountant
Organization:
Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
Officer
About US:
The Nile Basin
Initiative (NBI) is an inter-governmental organization initiated and led by the
Nile riparian countries to promote joint development, protection and management
otthe common Nile Basin water resources. NBI has a Shared Vision, ‘to promote
sustainable socioeconomic development through the equitable utilization of’,
and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources’.
About Project:
With the financial
support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC will implement a
groundwater project aimed at enhancing knowledge and capacity for sustainable
use and management of transboundary aquifers and aquifers of regional
significance in the Nile Basin. 
The key
implementation support to the Basin Wide Program 2017 – 2022 focuses on
procurement of goods and services during this period. With the financial
support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC is interested in hiring
a suitable qualified a Procurement Assistant to support and strengthen the
procurement unit.
Job Summary:  The Accountant is responsible for maintaining
proper accounting records in compliance with financial policies and procedures
of NBI. The jobholder is responsible for financial accounting and reporting as
well as cash flow management.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration
or related degree. A master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance an added
advantage
·       
Professional
qualification such as CPA, ACCA, CFA, etc.
·       
Membership
to a professional association such as CPA Uganda, IIA, ACFE
·       
Five (5)
years relevant experience of which at least two (2) years must have been in
accounting or equivalent position.
·       
Knowledge
of accounting packages such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAGE, Pastel, QuickBooks
etc.
·       
Working
Knowledge of Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) and International
Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) would be an added advantage.
·       
Thorough
understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards and various
regional statutory requirements and their application
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested individuals are invited to submit their applications
electronically to the Executive Director at: recruitment@nilebasin.org.
Application/ cover letters clearly indicating the title of the position and
accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director
Deadline: 19th March, 2020 by 4:00pm.
NB: Those
shortlisted will be contacted individually. Please don’t attach scanned copies
of your Academic & professional certificates and testimonials, you will be
requested to submit them when you are shortlisted for Interviews. Please
clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding
the current employer with their full contacts.
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