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2 No Experience Assistant Project Finance Officer Job Vacancies – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Assistant Project Finance Officer (2 No Experience Jobs) 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala and Mbale, Uganda

Funding Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project Name: Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda

Reports to: Project Finance Officer

Job Ref: PILM/ADV/EXT/01/2023


About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA”) was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 and continued under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 as the principal agency for environment management in Uganda charged with regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.


About UNEP Project:

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has on behalf of Government of Uganda received financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a project on “Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda”.


The Goal of the project is to “enhance conservation of ecosystems that provide critical goods and services for rural livelihoods and food security in the Mt. Elgon landscape” while its objective is to “transition the Mt. Elgon landscape to a sustainable, biodiverse, climate-resilient, integrated landscape with efficient coffee and staple crops (maize, beans, banana and Irish potato) value chains.”


Job Summary:  The Assistant Project Finance Officer will provide support to Project Finance Officer in monitoring financial expenditure and reporting by project partners. Under the direct supervision of the Project Finance Officer, the Assistant Finance Officers, will assist the Project Finance Officer in monitoring transactions, and preparation of financial reports by project partners.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Project Finance Officer to provide financial support management in the implementation of project activities;
  • Support project partners in maintaining day-to-day management of financial operations of the project in accordance with established rules, regulations and relevant manuals;
  • Support the Project Finance Officer in the monitoring of the project budget, maintaining all relevant records;
  • Process payment requests to suppliers/vendors, advances to project partners
  • Maintain project’s disbursement ledger and journal;
  • Support the preparation of accurate financial reports, including monthly and quarterly disbursement reports and financial reports;
  • Provide information on the status of financial resources of project partners as required;
  • Assist the Project Finance Officer in project evaluation, reviews and audit missions;
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of progress reports;
  • Maintain project correspondence and lines of communication in accordance with established procedures;
  • Support the preparation of work plans, budgets and budget revisions;
  • Provide logistical organization for field visits, workshops and meetings;
  • Maintain a proper filing system and office administration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance), Business Administration (Account or Finance), Finance and Accounts
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
  • Proficient in software applications (Excel, Ms Word among others);
  • Ability to communicate effectively to different stakeholders and organizations;
  • Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity and Acts as a team player and facilitates team work.


How to Apply:

All potential candidates should download an application form, Download Here, and fill the form and attach “O” and “A” level certificates, Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree Transcripts and Certificates, Professional certificates where applicable and Employment letters in one pdf file named: “Position-Name of Applicant”.


The one pdf file should be submitted to


Applications not in one pdf file and those arriving after closing time will not be considered.


Deadline: 12th May 2023


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