Organization: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Project: Quality Infrastructure and Standards Programme (QUISP)
Duty Station: MTIC Offices in Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is implementing a five year comprehensive programme – “Quality Infrastructure and Standards Programme (QUISP).” The overall programme objective is to: promote the use of quality infrastructure standards so as to improve the competitiveness of Uganda’s products, processes and service delivery systems in domestic, regional and international markets.
Job Summary: The Programme Accountant will primarily be responsible for the overall financial management (financial planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting and administrative management of the Programme’s financial resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviewing the current financial management and reporting system(s) and ensure compliance with the donor reporting guidelines/requirements.
Assist the Programme Coordinator to prepare Programme/annual workplan budgets and regular monitoring of their implementation
Ensure compliance with the procurement rules and regulations, as agreed between QUISP donors and the Government of Uganda.
He/she shall have the roles of the Imprest Accounting Officer as defined in the Programme document and the subsequent workplans;
He/She shall guide Programme Coordinator/Permanent Secretary on financial compliance as per the financing agreement.
Liaising with the Ministry procurement section on matters of procurement for the project goods, services and supplies.
Assist Programme Coordinator with the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports; including quarterly and annual financial reports for submission by the Programme Coordinator to the donors, MTIC management and subsequent considerations by joint annual review for the programme.
Ensure proper handling, administration and physical security/protection of project assets
Supervise, Coordination and monitor the work of support functions i.e. effectively managing and coordinating human resources under the QUISP finance division on a day-to-day basis
Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by Supervisors
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
An honours Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Management or Finance.
A Post graduate qualification in any of the above is an added advantage.
Must be a member of relevant professional association in Accounting such as ACCA, CPAU.
At least five experience in similar position in financial accounting and management from a reputable organization.
Knowledge of working with donor funded projects is desirable but not essential.
Highly computer literate with top level understanding of accounting programmes
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, result-oriented and able to work under pressure with minimum supervision and meet deadlines.
Age: 30-40 years
How to Apply:
All applications should be hand delivered to the address below or sent by email to
email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org with one original and two copies must include;
An application letter with information on motivation (state the current salary), relevant experience & availability,
A Curriculum Vitae,
Photocopies of certificates for main qualifications, and
Contact details for obtaining three references.
The address for submission of applications is:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Plot 6/8 Parliament Avenue, Farmers House, 3rd Floor
Attention: QUISP Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 10th October 2013