Project Finance Accountant NGO Jobs – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


Job Title:    Project Finance Accountant

Organization: International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Duty Station:


About US:

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is
one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with
headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria, and permanent offices in Namulonge, Kampala-
Uganda. IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization, governed
by a Board of Trustees, and focuses on transforming African Agriculture through
Agricultural Research for Development (R4D) as well as Partnership for
Development (P4D).


About Project:

Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU),
a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European Union (EU) and
supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, International Institute of Tropical
Agriculture (IITA) received a grant to implement an action; Building resilience
to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.
The three-year grant action is being implemented by a consortium of partners in
seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango
sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.


Job Summary:  IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified
person, who must be Ugandan, to fill the vacancy of Project Finance Accountant
for the DINU Project. The successful candidate will be based in both IITA
Kampala – Naguru office and Dokolo and will report to the Project Manager. The position
will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of
funds and requirement for the position. The successful candidate will be
expected to demonstrate levels of high performance throughout the
implementation of the project lifetime and will be subjected to a period of six
months’ probation. Position responsibilities, core competences and Education
qualifications, please ref to: and click on jobs for details.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Oversee timely grant disbursement to partners,
monitor accountability and ensure timely financial reporting in accordance with
donor timelines

Lead and manage the accounts and finance
function of the project to ensure strict compliance to accounting guidelines

Maintain, update and monitor IITA-DINU project
budget and expenditures to ensure alignment to workplan

In liaison with IITA Accountant in charge of
project at HQ, review project expenditures and Finance report and advise IITA

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project
financial reports in accordance with donor requirements

Perform monthly cash & bank reconciliations
and project cash flow projections

Manage regular accounting processes like
preparing cash journals, bookkeeping and ledger posting

Collect, organize and maintain an accurate
filing system for all project expenditures including supporting documentation

Lead the project’s internal audit done by the
donor and or the organization

Handle cash and treasury operations with
supervision from the project manager

Prepare office supplies requisitions and manage
their delivery to the project team

Maintain an attendance register, time sheets and
manage project logistical requirements

Support the procurement officer to manage the
roster of all the materials and service of the project. S/he should Check and
ensure that all service providers and or consultants are verified by the EU
EDES system.

Other duties

Provide printed copies of necessary accounting
documents, templates or forms e.g petty cash, accountability forms, time sheets

In liaison with the procurement department,
survey and maintain a list of possible hotels for accommodation and events in
the implementation districts.

Perform any other duties relevant to the finance
and administrative office.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
business administration or its equivalent with a major in Accounting and 5
years relevant working experience in a busy organization

Must have experience in contracts and grants
financial management of EU donor funding.

Experience in basic project management is of an
added advantage

Possession of ACCA, CIMA, CPA is desirable.

Knowledge of financial accounting and external

Have excellent skills in preparation of financial
information and statements and astute in preparation of financial management

Willingness and ability to travel and work from
upcountry locations

Have good English communication skills (oral and

Computer proficiency including MS Office, and
financial information systems (Oracle)

Ability to complete multiple tasks under
pressure and meet deadlines

Strong familiarity with EU funding compliance


How to Apply:

Applications; which must include covering letter, curriculum
vitae, academic certificates, names and addresses of three referees should be
addressed to: The Country Representative, IITA – Uganda. P.O. Box 7878,
Kampala. OR hand delivered to plot 15 East Naguru Road, OR Sent by email: to


Please indicate the position applied for on the envelope or
in the subject line of the email:

ONLY shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.


Deadline: 14th
September 2020


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