Job Title:    Grant Accountant – UNICEF Project

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:  The Grant Accountant – UNICEF Project will work with the Response Finance Manager in budget preparations, monitoring grants budgets, MYPBAS commitments against approved budgets and expenditure, prepare financial reports and assist finance & operations staff in understanding basics of government/multilateral grants regulations and World Vision International Financial policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Documentation, reporting and knowledge management: Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual program financial reports to different donors, follow-ups and maintain donors’ relationships
  • Audit & Risk Management: Prepare grants for audits, review and assist in the implementation of program and financial audit recommendations with a view of providing adequate implementation plan to ensure recommendations are implemented on timely basis.
  • Budget Management: Prepare and revise program budgets and cash flows in line with donor requirements, financial policies and procedures and advise management concerning appropriate actions to be taken in order to achieve set objectives in line with donor requirements
  • Payment of project expenses: Review program expenditures to ensure proper documentation, coding, donor requirements and WV financial policies compliances, budget availability and initiate any necessary corrections or adjustments
  • Track Payable & Receivable: Track payable and receivable accounts for vendors and program staff on a monthly basis and maintain them at low levels so as not to put program funds at risk.
  • Update Grant document: Update grant files with proposals, grant agreements, budgets, financial reports, narrative reports, cost extensions, no cost extensions and other relevant correspondences.
  • Asset Management: Track and Monitor the use of program assets and equipment as per World Vision Policies and provide assets and equipment report to the management on quarterly basis for corrective actions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the World Vision Grant Accountant – UNICEF Project job must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting and part qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or CIMA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience in a recognised International NGO.
  • Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Report writing skills (Financial report),
  • Computer Literacy (Especially MSO Excel, SUN systems)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a team builder, who works successfully in a multicultural environment.
  • A high level of integrity is required
  • Resource mobilization skills
  • Working under minimum supervision

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

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Deadline: 4th March 2021

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