Mercy Corps Finance Graduate Trainee Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Finance Graduate Trainee Jobs in Uganda

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions ninto action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency with headquarters in the UK and USA operating in over 44 countries.
  • The agency exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
  • Mercy Corps’ work emphasizes community-led, market-driven interventions through public, private and civic sector partnerships.
  • After more than a decade of operation in Uganda, the Mercy Corps country team has differentiated itself as a forward-thinking, market-driven agency, having implemented or currently implementing nearly 40 programs, valued at over $141 million, changing the lives of over 2.5 million Ugandans and refugees.
  • In Uganda, some of our donors include USAID, SIDA, DFID, WFP, US Department of State; MasterCard Foundation, and ECHO, with over 20 programs and projects currently in operation in 30 districts.

    Learning Objectives:

    The finance graduate trainee will learn the following:

  • Hands on operating computer equipment and use of computer applications
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organizing or analyzing data and records
  • Teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Report Writing skills

    Graduate Trainees Responsibilities:

  • File all transaction documents per category and currency i.e. PIs, GJs, Cash and intra funds and forward for entry
  • Maintain a daily excel Advance, cash, MM and Bank balance tracker.
  • Follow up on vendor receipts/proof of payment and ensure they are attached on respective payments documents
  • Putting back all documents retrieved during Audits
    on finance documents as required
  • Scanning HQ, AUDIT, EOM and other finance / Sub grants documents
  • Preliminary compilation of VAT reports
  • Photocopy VAT documents
  • Any other tasks allocated by the supervisors


  • Updated Excel ledgers and trackers.
  • Neatly organized and Labelled files
  • Complete VAT copy files

    Ideal Candidate Should Possess the Following Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance Related Course
  • Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Excellent oral and written English skills

    Working Conditions:

  • Working at the MC Kampala Office and archive
  • Working hours are normal MC working hours
  • Daily update on progress

  • Mercy Corps Graduate Trainees represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    How to Apply:

  • Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.orgaddressed to the Human Resource Director, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 19th October, 2018. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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