Project Associate

at Deutsche Welle
Published July 10, 2024
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


DW Akademie is seeking 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.


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


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


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