Accounts Assistant (1 Position)

Accounts Assistant (1 Position)

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

 Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.  All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for receipt of the application is April 21st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Accounts Assistant (1 Position)
Grade UR 7-1
Reporting lines: Finance Manager
Location Yumbe
Duration OneYearwith the possibility of extension
Date May, 2019

Job Purpose:

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for Provision of both Accounting (Finance) and and Administrative services to the Bidibidi Safe Water project at Yumbe Office, Arua Branch. 

The position holder with support from the Project Engineer /Manager, West Nile Operations Manager and Austrian Red Cross WASH Delegates will be required to implement the proposed set of activities to ensure value for money through appropriate accounting and adherence to the financial regulations. 

Key responsibilities:

    • Provide support in all administrative and financial matters to the Bidibidi safe Water Project in Yumbe;
    • Ensure the Proper filing and the safe custody of financial and administrative documents;
    • Ensure proper maintenance of all office equipment and stationery;
    • Follows up, receives and reviews accountabilities from the field before submission to URCS Hqtrs, shares feedback with field officers immediately; 
    • Ensures a regular update of inventories relating to the project at field level;
    • Proactively follows up on incomplete financial documentation and pending settlement of advances with the respective officers to avoid delays in bookkeeping;
    • Organises photocopying, sorting and dispatching of the financial documents to URCS HQTRs;
    • Manages the Project field Petty cash and monitors the office cash flow;
    • Assist in procurements and independently processes comparative Bid Analysis (CBA) for approval by the supervisor;
    • Organizes stationery and other office supplies;
    • Carries out other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
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PERSONS SPECIFICATIONS

Education Qualifications
  1. A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics;
  2. At least level II of Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA and CIMA) will be an added advantage
Essential Experience
  1. Minimum (1) year’s experience in a similar position or worked with reputable organization/agency.
  2. Work experience with a donor funded institution will be an added advantage
  3. A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure
Essential Skills
  1. Full computer Literacy with proficiency in the application of all MS office functions, especially Ms Word & Excel;
  2. Excellent English communication skills including proven proficiency in drafting official letters and other documents
  3. A mature personality of high integrity with a great team working skills, a courteous attitude and clear sense of confidentiality. 

Please download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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