JOB VACACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 11-18
OPEN TO: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs), Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
POSITION: Voucher Examiner (Internal)
OPENING DATE: February 20, 2018
CLOSING DATE: March 05, 2018
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN7– Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-AA **Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Voucher Examiner.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for the complete voucher examining process (except certification) of a considerable variety of average to moderately complex administrative type of vouchers, invoices and claims. Prepares non-cash Vouchers and requests payments in U.S., local and third currency for goods, services and other expense transactions while ensuring that payment is proper and according to Regulations. Contacts vendors/ payees if additional information and clarification is needed. The employee is responsible for the voucher throughout the entire process, up to certification by the Certifying Officer. Orders Checks and EFT payments in U.S., local and third currency through RFMS/M (disbursing system). Will also be required to handle Value Added Tax (VAT) refund claims processing, reporting, control, and voucher processing. Incumbent must possess specialized knowledge of host country VAT regulations and procedures in order to advise employees and post management on VAT issues.
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Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
EDUCATION: University degree in finance and accounting, audit, commerce, business administration, or statistics is required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, cashiering, book keeping, and voucher examining is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Incumbent must have the ability to establish priorities, organize a large and varied workload in an efficient and timely fashion, and develop procedures for the successful implementation of work assignments. Must possess considerable skills in articulating complex issues orally and in writing, (e.g., to explain disallowance of claims or deductions) through comprehending and properly applying technical regulations and requirements to the voucher examining process. Must be skilled in using the computer (MS Office) to process transactions in a financial disbursement system. Must possess considerable skill (tact and diplomacy) in interacting with host government officials as it relates to following up on VAT submissions and refunds
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and concepts, financial management and reporting as well as office operations is mandatory. Working knowledge of the DSSR, FTR, FAM/H.
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP**
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.