Accountants Assistant at The East African Community (EAC) (EAC/EASTECO/HR/01-05)

Accountants Assistant


East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is a newly established Institution of the East African Community (EAC) with its Headquarters in Kigali-Rwanda. The core function of EASTECO is to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science and Technology to support regional integration and socio-economic development.
The EASTECO would like to utilise part of its funds from EAC Partner States to recruit an Accountants Assistant (G5).
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified citizens of Rwanda for the position of Accounts Assistant which is vacant at the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO
Organ / Institution: East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Job Grade: G5
Job reports to: Principal Accountant

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to facilitate efficient and effective operation of the accounting process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant are as follows:
  1. To initiate preparation of payment vouchers;
  2. To originate basic Accounting documents and post to the ledger;
  3. To maintain proper filing of all accounting documents;
  4. To conduct daily reconciliation of accounts;
  5. To update ledger cards on a daily basis to ensure compliance with international accounting standards;
  6. To receive cash and check payments and have them banked in the initiative’s designated accounts;
  7. To dispatch signed cheques;
  8. To batch payment vouchers for data input;
  9. To manage petty cash and pay out cash against petty cash vouchers;
  10. To balance the petty cash books on a daily basis and prepare the cash position statements;
  11. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) or equivalent;
  2. Must possess Part II of Professional Accounting qualification (e.g. CPA, ACCA, ICPAU);
Work Experience:
  1. Relevant working experience of not less than 5 years, in accounting finance environment;
  2. Proficiency in computer-based accounting and general office computer applications (Microsoft applications Including Word, Excel and Outlook).

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Self-motivated with ability to work with minimum supervision.


The candidate must not be more than 54 years old.
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified citizens of Rwanda

Terms and Conditions of Service:

This is a Temporary, Non-Established position.

Fringe Benefits:

The position is at EAC G5 scale with corresponding Salary specified for it.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. EASTECO Secretariat shall only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Executive Secretary,
East African Science and Technology Commission Secretariat
Telecom House, 2nd Floor,
To be received not later than 8th July 2016.

Application Deadline:

Friday, 8 July 2016 - 5:00pm



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