Project Associate

at A Private Company
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2024
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


We are seeking for the DW Akademie for the office in Kampala, Uganda as of 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible a Project Associate (f/m/d) Media Development Uganda based on a full-time local staff contract initially limited until 31 December 2024.

• support the project team in implementing the BMZ-funded project “Media Development in Uganda and Tanzania”
• assist in budget preparation, expense tracking, monitoring, and financial reporting, ensuring compliance with financial policies and donor requirements
• prepare and process financial transactions, including invoices, payments, and reimbursements, and maintain accurate financial records and documentation; file PAYE and NSSF contributions
• liaise with external consultants and DW Akademie's finance team in Germany, and brief local partner organizations on financial issues such as budgets and accountancy
• work closely with the Project Manager and other team members based in Uganda and Germany and provide administrative support for project activities, including travel, accommodation, event logistics, and maintain up-to-date project documentation and records
• manage office supplies and equipment, ensuring adequate inventory levels, and assist in organizing meetings, workshops, and conferences
• support internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and information, and assist in monitoring and evaluating project phases
• prepare presentations and papers for stakeholder meetings, and network with local partners, institutions, and organizations

• undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in finance, accounting, business administration, or related fields or equivalent qualification
• several years of professional experience in administrative support and financial management for international donor-funded development projects, in compliance preferably with BMZ regulations
• strong numeracy skills and proficiency in budget preparation, expense tracking, financial reporting, and compliance with donor requirements; experience in filing PAYE and NSSF contributions
• proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel, and financial management software
• excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and under pressure and perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including international teams, local partners and external consultants with a hands-on and solution-oriented approach to work
• strong communication skills with professional language proficiency in English; proficiency in German and/or local languages an advantage
• high level of intercultural competence and respect for diversity

• working in an international environment
• taking part in a dynamic team
• putting your innovative ideas into practice

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