Accountant USAID Project Job Placements – Pathfinder International

Job Title:       Accountant
0rganization: Pathfinder International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Pathfinder
International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where
they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist
free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we
have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in
developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive
health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy
pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections,
wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and
young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
About The Project:
Pathfinder
International has been awarded a five-year Family Planning Activity (FPA) by
the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  As a lead implementing agency, Pathfinder
partners will play a catalytic role in increasing access to modern
contraception and reducing the unmet need for voluntary family planning
services in Uganda.
The FPA’s three
Intermediate Result areas (IRs) are: Strengthening Uganda’s leadership and
coordination to support FPA, increasing positive social norms and behaviors to
improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, and providing access to
quality FP is increased.
This program will be
implemented in 11 districts with three cluster offices in Masindi covering
Kiryandongo, Bulissa and Kyankwanzi. The Fortportal cluster will cover
Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Kibale, Ntoroko, and Bundibugyo. The Masaka Cluster will
cover Gomba and Rakai districts with the head office located in Kampala
overseeing all but covering Butambala. 
As the lead,
Pathfinder International will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of
Health, National Planning Authority, National Population Council, Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Education, Youths’
organizations, and Uganda Family planning consortium to accelerate progress
toward Uganda’s commitments and objectives under FP2020 and the country’s
Vision 2040 strategy through strategic implementation, coordination, and
collaboration.
Job Summary:  The Accountant’s role is to ensure smooth
operations in the Finance Department in the Kampala office, specifically in the
areas of processing travel/program advances, liquidations, verification of
assets and ensuring accuracy of the monthly program budgets and their
supporting documentation. They will work in close collaboration with the
Finance and Administration Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Reviews all travel /program advance requests
from staff and other payment vouchers,
·       Supports in Budget monitoring,
·       Ensures requests are in line with approved
budget /work plan and coding are proper,
·       Reviews all procurement requests and approves
costs within assigned limits,
·       Undertakes liquidation of activities’ funds
and ensure accurate posting to Serenic,
·       Assists in the preparation of MER and any
other MER roles,
·       Prioritizes work according to importance and
deadline while meeting conflicting work demands Coordinates external and
internal audits,
·       Ensures that Remittance of all statutory
requirements are on time as required by law,
·       Ensures timely remittance of VAT returns to
USAID on quarterly basis,
·       Ensures funds are readily available for
advances,
·       Supports in Bank reconciliations and follow
up of reconciling items,
·       Performs any other duty assigned by the
Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Commerce or an Accounting/Business degree. Qualification like CPA (U)
or ACCA graduate are desirable.
·       At least five years’ professional experience
in related field
·       Five years work experience with a
multinational organization, preferred NGO’s,
·       Experience with U.S. government contracts and
working knowledge of US federal/ USAID rules and regulations
·       Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, internet, etc.,
·       Proven ability to work with team members from
other cultures, exhibiting cultural sensitivity and awareness, and able to
communicate across sociological and cultural boundaries
·       Ability to work independently or as a member
of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability
to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to
quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices
to global standards
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below
Pathfinder
International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected
Veteran status. Pathfinder International does not charge candidates Recruitment
or Application fees for any position, to which they may apply globally.
Deadline: 24th
April 2020
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