Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Description of the Services:
1. The role of the Financial Management Specialist
(FMS) will be to:
i) Coordinate and control activities in the financial management
strategy, bearing in mind existing initiatives e.g. the Integrated
Financial Management
systems of Ministry of Finance, Planning &
Economic Development;
ii) Schedule implementation in an orderly, logical and timely fashion;
iii) Submit periodic reports to the Technical and Steering committee,
providing status and highlighting problem areas of the implementation;
iv) Prepare terms of reference for the out-sourced work;
v) Drive issues to resolution;
vi) Ensure successful implementation of the financial management strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
2. Key responsibilities of the FMS include:
i) In the short term – oversee the implementation of key procedures to
strengthen accountability measures, particularly in regard to non-tax
revenue and use of imprest;

ii) Development of training and incentives programme based on needs
identified in financial management to enhance capacity and enable
retention of skilled staff into the sector;

iii) Develop systems for budget planning process and facilitate
preparation of and develop the annual Budget Framework Paper working
closely with the sector budget working group, with particular regard
to fiscal policy analysis and linkages to the sector objectives,
inputs, output and outcomes;

iv) Develop mechanisms for monitoring and tracking utilization of
sectoral funds;

v) Analyze and submit financial reports on sectoral programmes
including analysis of budgets and budgetary trends for the sector and
advice on the overall financial aspects of the sector;

vi) In the long term, provide strategic guidance and oversee
implementation of the broad sector financial management strategy, on
an annual basis.

vii) Prepare sectoral budget framework paper and other financial
report as demanded by Government of Uganda and Development Partners.

Qualifications and Experience:
The qualified candidate should have the following qualifications:
A Financial Management qualification and membership of CPA, ACCA,
CIMA, or equivalent.
A Masters in Accounting and Finance will be added advantage.

Must possess proven experience of Project Planning & Management
Skills in Public Sector or with an International Organisation for a
period of not less that 5 years

Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication (written and
spoken) and presentation skills.

A high level of self-motivation, flexibility and ability to work
under very tight deadlines.

Ability in a cross cultural and disciplinary environment and be a team player.

Sufficient professional experience and mature enough to provide
strategic direction and gain the cooperation of both policy and
technical leval staff in the sector  Competence in the use of standard
computer software
, including Microsoft word, excel, access and power

Additional Skills:
The successful candidate should have the following skills:
Proficiency in the use of standard accounting software and
programmes, computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and

Excellent presentation skills;
Highly developed inter-personal and analytical skills; and
A high level of self-motivation and flexibility.
Excellent research capabilities

Terms and Conditions:

The successful applicant will be offered a three year contract on
competitive terms tenable at the JLOS Secretariat.

Mode of Application:
Interested applicants are directed to submit their applications
together with photocopies of their academic qualifications and two
letters of reference

The Solicitor General
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Plot 1, Parliamentary Avenue, KAMPALA,

Candidates may also submit soft copies of their
applications to:
All applications must be received not later than
4.00 p.m. on April 13th, 2011.

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