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Jinja, Uganda



October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) emerged from the Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) which was established in November 2004 under the then Makerere University Faculty of Medicine. With funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance from the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MJAP established a strong trail in the provision of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) services.

Overtime, MJAP has broadened its work beyond the support of provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services to include capacity strengthening for health care workers across Uganda and conduct of research to inform policies for HIV/TB and other HIV comorbidities in the country.

Currently, the flourishing institution plays a pivotal role in the Uganda health care system having developed strong links with the Ministry of Health through its contribution to various technical working groups and long term support of HIV/TB services in districts, regional referral hospitals and public health facilities across the various regions in the country.

Job Title

Accountant job at Makerere Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Description

As part of the finance team, the accountant is responsible for ensuring that the transaction postings in the finance system as per the GAAP, bank and mobile money are performed on time and monthly budget variance reports are prepared according to approved advance requests.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Support in the preparation/ development of field monthly financial reports which includes system postings, bank reconciliations, journal entries preparation, personal advances, balance reports, grand summary sheets, supporting payment vouchers, petty cash journal and summarized expenditure etc. Ensure expenses are in accordance with U.S. government regulations (expenses are reasonable, allowable, and allocable), and MJAP policies and procedures.

  • Provide financial technical assistance, budget monitoring.

  • Participate in organizational budget development and financial reporting to relevant stakeholders.

  • Be responsible for managing decision support system for top management to take key initiatives to improve business performance.

  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses for LPHS-EC Project.

  • Prepare Monthly budget variance reports for SMT to facilitate decision making.

  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance systems.

  • Prepare monthly bank and Mobile money reconciliations.

  • Support preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closures.

  • Support monthly reconciliation of accounts payable and accounts receivables.

  • Ensure all payment vouchers are approved prior to making payments.

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Accounting, Management, or another relevant field. With bachelor’s degree in business Management, Accounting and Finance, Commerce

  • Professional qualification in CPA, or ACCA is required.

  • 3-4 years (minimum) of accounting experience for a USAID funded organization

  • Previous experience in managing US government-funds.

  • Familiarity with USAID regulations preferred.

  • Proven skills in accounting skills

  • Computer literacy and knowledge of accounting software systems (e.g. Sun Systems)

  • Strong team player with proven communication and collaborative skills.

  • Possess strong accuracy, attention to details and ability to follow-through.

  • Highly organized with ability to meet deadlines, troubleshoot and problem solve.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 20th October 2023 at 5:00pm.
The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.
For details about advertised positions, please visit the website of Makerere University Joint Program by clicking on

MJAP does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process. MJAP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

All candidates offered a job with MJAP will be expected to sign our Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.


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