Project Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:    Project Accountant

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Project Name: Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda Project

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda


About US:

The European Union (EU) identified the opportunity of the Aquaculture sector within its National Indicative Plan (NIP) for Uganda and agreed to fund a 6-year project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF), to support the development of the commercial aquaculture such that it could realize its full potential. The project is called “Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda” and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

The main objective of the project is to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and environmental sustainability) of the

Ugandan aquaculture value- chain.


Job Summary:  The Project Accountant will ensure timely and efficient and effective management of project resources for timely implementation of project activities in accordance with the Project Financial management manual. The selected consultant is expected to play a key coordinating role between all stakeholders in the financial management cycle.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop sound internal financial management controls and mechanism, in line with EU requirements.
  • Regularly keep project memorandum books in support of financial ledger for the project and process accounting documents for authorization and payment.
  • On a daily basis, collate all documents covering financial transactions of the project and prepare them for the Project’s authorizing process.
  • On a monthly basis, update financial ledgers and generate routine and periodic financial reports on Project progress.
  • Regularly process approved invoices and raise Payment Vouchers in consultation with the implementation units, codify the expenditure and note the correct codes on the payment vouchers;
  • Maintain the Project’s expenditure commitment register and update the register regularly in liaison with the implementing units that the register reflects all commitments outstanding;
  • Periodically collate data and documentation and prepare documents to replenish the Project Petty Cash Fund.
  • Regularly open and keep files on all disbursements for the projects.
  • Maintain an advance payment register and monitor settlement of advances given by the Project.
  • Assist in maintaining the project’s fixed asset register.
  • Prepare and regularly monitor Annual Work Plans and Budgets (AWPB).
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Project Coordinator.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • MUST have full professional qualifications in Accounting such as CPA or ACCA.
  • Master’s degree and/or additional accounting qualifications are an added advantage.
  • At least five years of experience in financial and accounting work, solid experience budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded projects.
  • Experience with or knowledge of EDF procedures and or Donor funded programs is a must.
  • Good knowledge of financial and accounting regulations and procedures of the GoU.



  • Proven knowledge and use of accounting software.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to team work.
  • Ability to meet targets/objectives within specified timeframes.
  • Good interpersonal skills in dealing with the value chain stakeholders especially the senior executives and government officials.
  • High degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work long hours.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications should be addressed to:


The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF),

Plot 16–18, Lugard Avenue,, Entebbe,



Attn: Project coordinator- PESCA


Deadline: 31st May 2021 by 5:pm


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