Neglected Tropical Diseases Specialists, Uganda (Medical Jobs)

Malaria Consortium

Closing date: 27 Aug 2010
Location: Uganda


The positions will be based either at the Africa Regional Office in Uganda, or in another African country where we have existing or planned NTD projects. Positions will involve up to 50% travel.

Malaria Consortium is an international organisation working primarily in Africa and Asia on communicable disease control. Malaria Consortium works closely with Ministries of Health and other development partners and is involved in all aspects of malaria control, from policy and strategy development to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Malaria Consortium also works on tuberculosis control and other communicable diseases, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Malaria Consortium’s head office is in London, UK, and the Africa Regional Office is in Kampala, Uganda.

Since 2005, Malaria Consortium has massively expanded its NTD portfolio and by now implements operational research and intervention project in a number of African countries. The NTD technical cluster continues to expand, and more technical input will be required to support this process over the coming years.

We are therefore looking for senior and junior staff to join the NTD cluster, to ensure that existing projects receive high-quality support, whilst contributing towards further expansion of the NTD portfolio. The positions will be based either at the Africa Regional Office in Uganda, or in another African country where we have existing or planned NTD projects. Positions will involve up to 50% travel.

Purpose of Job

To support the implementation of Malaria Consortium’s existing and future NTD projects

Duties

1. To support the implementation of existing NTD projects by:
a. Conducting regular field visits
b. Assisting with the reporting of programme activities to donors and in other fora, such as the Malaria Consortium web page, or at meetings and conferences
c. Assisting with conducting various field activities by supporting the development of workplans and study protocols, monitoring progress made and assist with making changes to project implementation when necessary.

2. To support the expansion of the NTD portfolio by:
a. Writing regular updates on NTD projects to be disseminated via our website or other fora
b. Exploring new funding opportunities, with the MC Programme and Business Development Director and the NTD Director
c. Assisting with the writing of new proposals
d. Assisting with the writing of publications
e. Representing MC at meetings and conferences


Qualifications of Successful Candidates

Advanced university degree in public health or related discipline
Excellent technical knowledge of communicable disease control, particularly on the control of lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, intestinal worms, trachoma, and leishmaniasis
Senior candidates should have at least five years of work experience working for international organizations in implementing control programmes for one or more of the above diseases; Junior candidates would be expected to have a minimum of two years of relevant experience
Previous experience of implementing programmes funded by the US Agency for International Development or the UK Department for International Development are considered an advantage

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Able to work and live in difficult settings, such as Southern Sudan
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work
Has good leadership and supervisory skills
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly
Initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Package: A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate

Contract duration: 12 months (with option of renewal subject to performance)

How to apply

Please send cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV including three referees, to Human Resources at hr.uganda@malariaconsortium.org

Please quote Reference no. MC 17-07-2010 in your application
Reference Code: RW_87ELBT-18

Closing Date: Friday, 27 August 2010

DDG Project Manager - Cummunity Safety, Uganda

Danish Demining Group INGO, non-profit, Mine Action



Closing date: 08 Aug 2010
Location: Uganda - Karamoja


Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Uganda is seeking a strong field-experienced Project Manager who can help set up, run and monitor a Community Safety Programme in the Karamoja region, Northern Uganda.
Danish Demining Group has developed a concept of Community Safety (CS) that strives to create the foundation for sustainable peace by establishing community safety and counteracting the negative consequences of armed violence. In Karamoja, five areas of intervention have been identified:

Building community capacity to enhance safety through participatory Community Safety Plan (CSP) processes and training of existing management structures in target communities to enable them to actively use the community safety plans to improve their safety situation.

Advocacy towards Ugandan Police (UPF) for reduction of [armed] violence, safe handling and storage of firearms, handover and destruction of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), and cooperation with the communities.
Conflict management education for community members to enable settlement of minor conflicts peacefully and discourage the use of [armed] violence;

Conflict management education for Ugandan People Defence Force (UPDF) and Ugandan Police Force (UPF) local commanders to appropriately approach the communities, interact with them, and to facilitate outreach to the target communities.

Strengthening of relationships between security providers and communities through establishment of early warning mechanisms and community reporting systems towards the authorities; engaging the regional UPDF and UPF command and their local officials with this advocacy; and establishment and training of community based policing committees to facilitate improved internal and external communication and cooperation.

In addition, the project should be closely synchronized with livelihood support programmes, as the link between armed violence reduction and development is crucial – especially in the Karamojan context.

BASIC FUNCTIONS

Under the guidance of the DDG Programme Manager, the Project Manager has overall operational responsibility for oversight and field implementation of all components of the Community Safety (CS) Project in Karamoja, Uganda.

The Project Manager should liaise and coordinate closely with a livelihood support programme, to ensure complementarities and impact.

In addition the Project Manager acts as an advisor and liaison to DDG other areas of interventions in Uganda if asked to do so, and may adopt a similar function with respect to other mine action and SALW programming opportunities that arise both in Uganda and elsewhere in the region.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Project Manager reports to the DDG Programme Manager in Uganda.

INTERNAL RELATIONS

The Project Manager refers to the Programme Manager DDG Uganda. The Project Manager is responsible for all national staff in Karamoja, and is the direct supervisor for at least 1 additional expat staff.

The Project Manager can receive advice and training support from DDG’s Armed Violence Reduction team in Nairobi.

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

The Project Manager will represent DDG at local, national and regional technical forum in respect of Community Safety Programme (CS) / Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) matters.

He/She maintains extensive contacts with local authorities and other relevant institutions in Uganda and may also be required to undertake some donor liaison.

He/She will maintain appropriate contacts both in the country and region such that flows of relevant operations-related information in respect of Community Safety Project are promoted and effective.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the operational oversight, coordination, and implementation of the Community Safety Project in Karamoja, Uganda

Responsible for continuous evaluation of technical processes and standards related to the implementation of the Community Safety Project

Responsible for the implementation, and continuing development and amendment of all technical standards and guidelines relating to the Community Safety Project, including health and safety related matters

Responsible for providing support to the Programme Manager in respect of financial budgeting and expenditure, staff management, administration, security, logistics and other aspects pertaining to the running of the Community Safety Project

Responsible for assisting the Programme Manager with proper and timely financial and narrative reporting of Community Safety Project

Responsible for providing operational input to strategy papers and for the organisational development of the Community Safety Project

Responsible for monitoring of expatriate and local staff operational performance and security

Responsible for operational synchronisation with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Uganda where relevant

Will provide relevant operational support to the Programme Manager in fundraising, proposal writing and port folio development, and in promoting the Community Safety Project to external partners and donors. This also includes identifying opportunities for new funding and may involve pursuing possible donors

Will ensure that a Quality Management system for the Community Safety Project is in place

Will act as operational advisor to the DDG HQ, the DDG Armed Violence Reduction Team in Nairobi, the Programme Manager and other relevant DRC staff on an as-required basis

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong and proven work experience in project management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management, monitoring and evaluation
Preferably a University Degree in Social Sciences, Law, International Development, International Relations or related areas
Minimum of 3 years working experience at an international level with humanitarian international NGOs, UN agencies and donors
Minimum of 2 years field experience in conflict affected areas, preferably in Africa
Preferably experienced in the area of small arms (SALW) and/or community based safety programming
Fluency in written and spoken English
High degree of computer literacy

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

Strong leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team as well as willingness to deal with conflicts up front
Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
Diplomatic and tactful
Proven ability to function well in a potentially volatile and sometimes stressful environment.
Strong liaison and communication skills
Ability to resist external pressures
Innovative and creative thinking
Strong analytical and reporting skills

CONDITIONS

Duty station: Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda with occasional travel to other areas in Uganda. Karamoja is a ‘non-family duty station’ and the person must be prepared to live and work in an unstable security environment with limited recreational and social facilities. Accommodation is provided.

Contract: 12 months - with a possibility for extension, subject to funding. Salary and conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates (please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position will start at salary level B3. The position offers standard vacation and holiday benefits.

Start date: 1. October 2010.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You are welcome to contact DDG’s Programme Coordinator Ms. Bodil Jacobsen at +45 3373 5117 or email: bodil.jacobsen@drc.dk for additional information about the vacancy. Please note that applications are not to be sent to Ms. Jacobsen, but to job@drc.dk. Applications sent directly to Ms. Jacobsen will not be considered.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website http://www.danishdemininggroup.dk

How to apply

APPLICATION AND CV

Only motivated applications in English that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

“CV-only applications” will not be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our on-line system on www.drc.dk under Vacancies/Current Vacancies/DDG Project Manager, Community Safety - Uganda. Please remember to include a letter of application and your CV.

Please send your application, in English and marked “DDG Uganda – Project Manager”, by email no later than Sunday 8. August 2010.

Interviews are planned to take place in Copenhagen in week 33, 2010.

Problems with on-line application?

Please contact Anne Oxholm, job@drc.dk, if you have questions to the application process or experience problems with your on-line application.
Reference Code: RW_87JFM7-24

Product Development Intern Vacancy, Uganda

Relief International (RI)

Closing date: 31 Aug 2010
Location: Uganda


JOB TITLE:Product Development Intern
LOCATION:Mbarara, UGANDA
DURATION:12 months (with possibility of extension)
START DATE:September 2010

SUMMARY: The Product Development Intern will work closely with the RI field staff and the clients using the flexible rainwater storage product to identify customer preferences for features and propose product and installation modifications to meet these issues. He/ She will work closely with the RI Technical Director to develop improved products. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Project Manager to ensure that supply chain for the product is maintained. In the event that final assembly of the product is necessary in Uganda the successful candidate will oversee the final assembly process.

This position is based in Uganda and will be part of the RI/EWV Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Project. More information on the project can be found at: http://drwh.enterpriseworks.org/

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Support:
•Provide oversight and supervise training for workers that are assembling or installing the flexible membrane tanks;
•Participate in focus group discussions with users or the flexible membrane tanks to obtain feedback from the clients and translate the feedback into suggested design modifications;
•Provide follow-up in the field for the early adopters to identify potential design and performance issues and to recommend solutions to the RI Technical Staff;
•Provide inputs to improve the product performance and reduce costs.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

•Graduate engineer with a specialization in product design, materials science, production engineering or related field.
•A Master’s degree is preferred.
•Experience in product design and manufacture a plus.
•Experience living and working in a developing country context.
•Strong motivation to take on the challenges involved in developing products for the households at the bottom of the pyramid.
•Fluency in English.

Salary / Pay: A stipend of $1350 per month.

Accommodations: Stipend includes housing costs. RI will assist with finding appropriate lodging for intern.

Insurance: Traveler’s Health and Evacuation Insurance provided.

Airfaire: Cost of airfare included (1 roundtrip ticket)

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after a second interview) with the date of availability to productdevelopmentresumes@ri.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: Product Development Intern. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.
Reference Code: RW_87SME4-72

Doctor with specialization in Gynaecology, Matany, Uganda

Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Closing date: 27 Aug 2010
Location: Uganda - Matany


The aim of the project is to support the Hospital and the midwifery school in Matany.

SALARY:
TBC

REQUIREMENTS:
Citizenship of a Country of the European Union (essential requirement for administrative issues)
University Degree in Medicine and Surgery with further specialisation in Gynaecology.
Previous experience in developing Countries.
Very good knowledge of written and spoken English.
Ability to build constructive working relationships with colleagues of the project and the counterpart.

How to apply

Applications for the above position should be submitted to Human Resources Department segreteria.risorseumane@cuamm.org.
Deadline for application: 27/08/2010.
Please indicate the job title in the message subject.
Reference Code: RW_87TGT6-56

Closing Date: Friday, 27 August 2010

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