Opportunities

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

  1. Position:  Senior Grant Specialist/Assistant Grants Manager

Location: Kampala Uganda

Reports:  Head Skills Development Facility

BACKGROUND

The Government of Uganda has applied for credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills Development Facility –USDF).

The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training.

The Fund is an IDA-funded project expected to be managed by the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda.

The grant component of USDF aims at (i) supporting training activities that lead to improved productivity and competitiveness in the formal and informal sectors, hereby creating new income opportunities. (ii) Providing funding primarily for the improvement of the quality and relevance of existing skills systems. (iii) Prioritising innovative new approaches to skills development with special attention to micro and small enterprises.

This position will require suitably qualified individuals, with qualifications and experience as detailed below to apply for the position of Assistant Grants Manager under the grants component. The assignment shall be for a period of One-year subject to probation period of three months and renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

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2. Position:  Accounts Assistant 

Location: Kampala Uganda

Reports:  Head Skills Development Facility

Duration of Contract; The assignment shall be for a period of 20 months subject to probation period of six months and renewable thereafter subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The specific assignment requirements include:

  1. Follow-up payment acknowledgement and obtain receipts from service providers.
  2. Maintenance of accounting records pertaining to main cash book and petty cash.
  3. Filing of Accounts records/documents including payment vouchers, receipts and bank records.
  4. Be the project agent with BOU, deliver and collect correspondence financial and accounts records from Bank of Uganda (BOU) e.g bank statements etc and MoFPED and related Agencies.
  5. Prepare payments in accordance with existing procedures.
  6. Provide weekly status of outstanding payments, bank account balances with BOU, weekly cash banking& deposits.
  7. Prepare and analyze advance schedules to preparing for retirement of advances and arrange accountability status updates for staff and grantees.
  8. Keep advance register updated and prepare monthly report on outstanding advances
  9. Prepare payments transactions authorized by the FMS and extract payment vouchers and attach supporting documents and maintain a proper filing system for the department.
  10. Process payment requests and check the expenditures to ensure all requisite attachments are attached.

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Interested persons should submit their application, CV and academic certificates addressed to;

The Executive Director

Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Plot 43, Nakasero Road, Kampala

Deadline for submission is Monday, 19th November 2018