Uganda: Finance Graduate Trainee-One Vacancy based in Kampala (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

By Mercy Corps Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency with headquarters in the UK and USA operating in over 44 countries. The agency exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps’ work emphasizes community-led, market-driven interventions through public, private and civic sector partnerships. After more than a decade of operation in Uganda, the Mercy Corps country team has differentiated itself as a forward-thinking, market-driven agency, having implemented or currently implementing nearly 40 programs, valued at over $141 million, changing the lives of over 2.5 million Ugandans and refugees. In Uganda, some of our donors include USAID, SIDA, DFID, WFP, US Department of State; MasterCard Foundation, and ECHO, with over 20 programs and projects currently in operation in 30 districts.


The finance graduate trainee will learn the following:

v Hands on operating computer equipment and use of computer applications

v Multi-tasking

v Organizing or analyzing data and records

v Teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills

v Report Writing skills


v File all transaction documents per category and currency i.e. PIs, GJs, Cash and intra funds and forward for entry

v Maintain a daily excel Advance, cash, MM and Bank balance tracker.

v Follow up on vendor receipts/proof of payment and ensure they are attached on respective payments documents

v Putting back all documents retrieved during Audits

v Stamping PAID, CLEARED & RECEIVED on finance documents as required

v Scanning HQ, AUDIT, EOM and other finance / Sub grants documents

v Preliminary compilation of VAT reports

v Photocopy VAT documents

v Any other tasks allocated by the supervisors


v Updated Excel ledgers and trackers.

v Neatly organized and Labelled files

v Complete VAT copy files


v Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance Related Course

v Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel

v Excellent oral and written English skills


v Working at the MC Kampala Office and archive

v Working hours are normal MC working hours

v Daily update on progress

Mercy Corps Graduate Trainees represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

How to apply:

How to apply: Submit your application through email to addressed to the Human Resource Director, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 19th October, 2018. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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