Project Associate (f/m/d) Media Development Uganda

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.

Your challenges

  • 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

Your qualifications

  • 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

Your benefits

  • working in an international environment
  • taking part in a dynamic team
  • putting your innovative ideas into practice
As employees of Deutsche Welle, we identify with the values laid down in the Deutsche Welle Act. We are especially opposed to every form of discrimination, racism and antisemitism.

We promote diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome your application, regardless of your nationality, your cultural, ethnic or social background, any disability you might have, your sexual orientation, your gender or your age. We aim for gender parity in all departments and across all levels of the organization and particularly look forward to receiving applications from women. Suitability for the role being equal, people with severe disabilities or equivalent status will be considered preferentially. We are working to drive the inclusion of people with disabilities by making our sites and workspaces as easily accessible as possible. The contact persons for people with disabilities are available already throughout the application process to answer any questions that may come up.

Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application including your CV and cover letter submitted via the DW online career portal by 21 July 2024.
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Tamar NeuwirthPeopleDeutsche Welle