JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-039
Position Title: Financial Specialist (Management and Finance Specialist)
Opening Period: 10/20/2021 – 10/29/2021
Grade: FSN 10/FP-5
Salary: UGX 118,018,022
For More Info: KampalaHR@state.gov
Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
(Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Financial Specialist (Management and Finance Specialist).
The work schedule for this position is:
• Full Time, 40 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: The Management and Finance Specialist position reports directly to the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Program Manager. This position plans, manages and oversees all administrative, logistical, financial, procurement and reconciliation functions for Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Implementing Partners funds, as well as WRAIR staff management and operations. This position strategically manages and liaises on a senior level all issues pertaining to PEPFAR finances, communications, Country Operational Plan development (COP), and serves as the go between for WRAIR Uganda, Head Quarters (HQ), Government of Uganda (GoU) and Implementing Partner administrative engagement for programs and expenditures.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is required.
EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, budgeting or financial management for a public or non-governmental organization is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The position requires comprehensive technical knowledge of budget development, execution, analysis, accounting procedures and methods for reporting financial programs. Advanced knowledge of Administrative Procedures, project management principles and methods to represent WRAIR Uganda in interactions with other USG agencies, the Government of Uganda and other partner organizations.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to be able to work at a high level of skill in utilizing various financial management software systems such as FACTS lnfo or the Country Operational Plan (COP) Financial Work Sheet for PEPFAR reporting, DATIM, PROMIS for budget and expenditure tracking; MIP Sage, Quickbooks or Microix for NGO accounting and procurement management and COAST for Dos accounting are required. Keyboard skills with both speed and accuracy is required.
The applicant is required to have advanced skills in project management, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently to make sound judgment and good analytical decisions.
Standard numerical skills are required for this position and this entails manipulation of numbers where speed and detailed calculations are involved. The purpose of having standard in numerical skills is to enable the job holder to accurately collect data, analyze multiple excel sheets, interpret the data analytical outputs and utilize them to guide programming while applying accounting skills.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active-duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf
How to Apply:
1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:
2. For further assistance call 0414-306001
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.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Master’s degree certificates
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.