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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Financial Management Specialist - Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme Uganda

Vacancy : Financial Management Specialist (FMS)
Recruiting Organization: Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement  Programme (CAIIP) and Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP) Funding Source: African Development Bank (ADB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Facilitator

About Us:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received Loans from the African Development Bank (ADB) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Arab Bank for Economic Development of Africa (BADEA), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP) and Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP).

Key Duties
Conduct the day-to-day financial operations of the project in consultation with the Principal Accountant;
Establishing and maintaining a Financial Management System for CAIIP and MATIP which is in line with the GoU Regulations and Development Partners’ Procedures.
Managing the preparation and submission of periodic Financial Reports to ADB, IFAD, BADEA, and IDB and the Government of Uganda.
Ensure the timely accountability and Value for Money for Projects’ resources;
Working closely with and attending to Auditors and any other Inspectors of Accounts.
Managing the Program’s relationship with the banking and financial institutions Supervising, Coaching and Training for all Accounting Staff associated with CAIIP/MATIP at all levels.
Perform any other duties and assignments that may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary and/or the National Programme Facilitator.

The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting option) or its equivalent from a recognized University/ or Institution;
Professional accounting qualifications e.g. CPA, ACCA, CIMA is a must
Possession of a Master’s degree in accounting or Business Administration (accounting) or its equivalent from a recognized university/Institution is a must.

Skills and Experience:
A minimum of eight (8) years over all professional experience in accounting, management and administration in government public or private organizations, international agencies or other relevant reputable development institutions five (5) which should be in managing Development Partners funded programmes
Must have good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems,
Prior experience in financial and accounting procedures of GoU/Development Partners funded Projects is an essential requirement,
Possess the ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and books of account, including management accounts,
A high level of interpersonal and management skills,
Ability to work with teams at all levels,
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

All candidates should send their applications (handwritten) accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed:

To: The Ag. Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Workers’ House 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037, Kampala, Uganda.
Attention: The National Programme Facilitator

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Any Form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate

Deadline: Friday, 30th May 2014