US Embassy - USAID Financial Management Assistant Jobs in Uganda

US Embassy - USAID Financial Management Assistant Jobs in Uganda

  • The incumbent has overall responsibility for the close-out of USAID/Uganda’s program-funded expired awards, reconciles implementing partners’ records to USAID’s accounting system records, and coordinates with Agreement/Contracting
    Officer’s Representatives (AOR/CORs), Office of Acquisition and Assistance and USAID/Washington’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to complete all close-out actions. He/she reviews Limited Scope Agreements (LSGA),
    Development Objective Agreements (DOAGs), Modified Acquisition and Assistance Request Documents (MAARDs), contract, grants, awards and other obligating documents for accuracy and records accounting strip codes on them into the
    Phoenix accounting system.


  • A university degree in accounting, finance, or business administration is required.

  • A professional certification, (e.g. CPA or
    ACCA) is desired but not required.

    Prior Work Experience

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, financial analysis or auditing is required.

    Entry Training

  • Familiarization training in USAID specific procedures, regulations, and methods will be provided.

  • Orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective etc. will be provided.

  • Formal training to maintain professional capability in the accounting field and other courses offered for professional USAID staff will be provided as appropriate and courses
    seminars conference and other activities in fields related to the function and needed to maintain and update professional qualifications, will be provided as they become available, subject to the availability of funds.

  • CCN PSCs may participate in temporary duty (TDY) travel to USAID/Washington and other Missions in order to participate in
    the Foreign Service National Fellowship Program described in ADS 495maa.

  • Language Proficiency (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III, IV) sp/rd/wr:

  • Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, speaking and writing is required.

    Job Knowledge

  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and a thorough

  • knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures governing USAID financial management is required.

  • Must understand USAID’s organization and operational standards and be familiar with USAID project policies and processes.

  • The incumbent should have a knowledge and
    understanding of the different branches of the GOU in order to enhance effective communication and to develop consensus on financial management of programs/projects.

    Skills and Abilities

  • The incumbent must be able to analyze accounting processes and identify practices and procedures that require correction or modification.

  • The incumbent must be able to efficiently formulate recommendations for maintaining
    specialized segments of accounting systems.

  • The incumbent must have excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with mid-level GOU officials when dealing with Value added Tax.

  • Excellent mathematical and writing skills are required in order to prepare regular and often ad hoc reports including data calls from USAID/Washington.

  • The ability to work effectively in a team
    environment and to achieve consensus of fiscal policy and accounting practices is necessary.

  • The work requires extremely good understanding of excel and other computer skills in order to manage the accounting system.

  • Facility Access required

    Supervision Received

  • Works under the general supervision of the Chief Accountant and follows direction from the Financial Analysts on occasion.

  • are made orally and in writing.

  • occur in the normal course of the work, but the is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor.

  • The incumbent provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved and the results expected.

  • The incumbent should seek advice and assistance as required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy - USAID Financial Management Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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