Project Manager of Front End Technology- FINCA Uganda (Bank Jobs)

Project Manager of Front End Technology
Initiatives, Kampala, Uganda

The job will be for a period of 12 months.

Role of the Job and Reporting:
The job holder will report to the Chief Executive Officer but also work closely with other managers in the region and FINCA International as appropriate.

He or she will ensure value for money implementation through effective planning, execution, supervision, and control of all IT project activities.

Key Result Areas:
Lead the development of technical and business requirements for specific IT projects;

Formulate and manage the processes for procurement of Service Providers;

Coordinate the planning and implementation of all technology related projects;

Supervise implementation of activities and tasks in accordance with the agreed work plans and time frames;

Ensure that marketing/client training associated with the project is developed and implemented;

Identify, profile and develop risk controls to ensure secure operations for all stakeholders;

Liaise with all human and business resources necessary for the completion of all phases of the project;

Prepare requisite reports on deliverables. Ideal profile:

An IT degree with Project Management experience, of not less than 3 years in a senior information systems position in a reputable financial services organization or related institution.

A Masters degree in Business Administration or Microfinance will be of an added advantage.
Must have project management experience of not less than 3 years in the end-to-end implementation of projects that involve technology implementation and implementation of changes in business process and policies, marketing, training, etc.

Must have experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams consisting of operational, marketing, risk management, and IT staff

Familiarity with innovative service delivery channels such as ATMs, Point of Service software (POSs), and mobile phone banking, the complex linkages between new products/services and IT;

Excellent organizational, communications skills and fluency in the English Language; and Please email resume, cover letter and salary history to:
jobs@faiscl.or.ug mentioning 'Project Manager, FAISCL,
Uganda' as subject of email. Deadline for submission is 12th August 2010. If you shall not hear from us after 27th August 2010 consider your application as unsuccessful.

For more information about FINCA, visit our
website www.FINCA.org.
FINCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Agribusiness Specialist Job in Uganda

Position: Agribusiness Specialist
Nature of Appointment - Contract
Duration - 2 years renewable upon satisfactory performance
Reporting to - Programme Coordinator
Salary -Attractive

The principal responsibility of the Agribusiness Specialist is to ensure local partners coordinate programme activities with other ongoing activities at the district level, including those being implemented by NAADS.

The key tasks will include the following:-
1 Help the District production Staff to plan, implement and monitor the agricultural production related activities in the sub-counties;
2.Provide technical support to districts in the selection of enterprises to be supported by the programme to ensure coherence and avoid-duplication;.
3. Coordinate the DLSP-sponsored, in-service training of production and extension staff across participating Districts.
4 .Assist the districts in providing technical backstopping as well as supervising and monitoring of the farmer groups supported under the programme;
5. Provide technical support to the Production Staff on aspects of agricultural marketing and rural financial services specifically targeting DLSP supported groups;
6, Any other duties and assignments relating to the DLSP as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary/Ministry of Local Government.

Qualifications and Experience

The required technical specifications of the Officer include the following:
1 .A degree in Agriculture or Economics from a recognized University.
2.A Masters degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration or a related field.
3.A minimum of 10 years professional field experience in agribusiness and enterprise development activities particularly with rural farmers groups, with preference being given to candidates with hands-on experience working with the private sector.
4. Training and experience of at least 5 years in project planning and management
5. Familiarity with the Government of Uganda public sector procedures;I.e.Capacity to organize and run training sessions; and Excellent command of written and spoken English.
The Ministry of Local Government now invites applications from suitably qualified persons with proven experience in similar fields for the above positions available under the Programme.

Apply for this job

Hand written applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae,copies of testimonials, names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Worker's House, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 7037 Kampala,

They should reach him not later than 30/08/2010, Only short listed candidates shall be
contacted.

Job for a Sociologist, Uganda government

Position: Sociologist
Nature of Appointment -Contract
Duration - 2 years renewable upon satisfactory performance
Reporting to-Programme Coordinator
Salary – Attractive

The key responsibility of the sociologist is to ensure that programme activities are implemented in an integrated manner and take into account the needs of local communities and poor households.
The key tasks will include the following;-

1. Assist the Community Development Officers in each District to undertake Community Mobilization for the Programme and to provide the necessary guidance and staff training, for integration with programme supported road development and agribusiness activities;
2.Help the District Community Development Officers to plan, implement and monitor the community development activities in the sub-counties;
3.Assist in developing/updating guidelines for agribusiness and food security grants;
4.Guide the process of identifying the poor households to be mentored and subsequently benefit from food security grants provided by DLSP.
5.Provide technical support to the districts in the rnentoring of selected poor households;
6,0rganize exchange visits to other development programmes for the Community Development staff;
7.Ensure that communication materials about programme activities are developed for the mobilization of communities and interest groups;
8.Ensure that the technical content of the information provided during the mobilization progress, for example in the newsletters, radio broadcasts and productions, is appropriate and accurate.
9.Any other duties and assignments relating to the DLSP as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary/Ministry of Local Government.


Qualifications and Experience:
The required technical specifications of the Officer include the following:
1 A degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies from a recognized University.
2. A Masters degree in Community Development, Sociology, or a related field.
3. A minimum of 10 years professional field experience in Community Development, of which at least 5 years experience in mobilization of communities for project activities;
4.Training and experience of at least 5 years in project planning and management and some experience is annual work planning and budgeting
5.Familiarity with the Government of Uganda public procedures;
6.Capacity to organize and run training
7.Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Apply for this job

Hand written applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae,copies of testimonials, names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Worker's House, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 7037 Kampala,

They should reach him not later than 30/08/2010, Only short listed candidates shall be
contacted.

Infrastructure Engineer Vacancy- Ministry of Local Goverment, Uganda

Position: Infrastructure Engineer
Duration: - 2 years renewable upon satisfactory performance le Coordinator
Salary:- Attractive
Duty station: - Kampala
Reporting to - Programme Coordinator,

The duties and responsibilities of the Infrastructure Engineer will include the following;-

1.Provide engineering technical back-up and advice to District Works Departments throughout the participatory planning, budgeting and implementation phases of infrastructure investments to funded by the programme
2. Coordinate the DLSP sponsored in service training of engineering staff across participating Districts. This will include identifying appropriate training opportunities, evaluating the training in relation to the skills to be transferred and assessing its impact in relation to field operations at District and sub-county levels;
3. Assist the districts in supervising contractors involved in the construction/installation of rural infrastructure sponsored under the programme to ensure compliance with agreed upon standards;
4i- Supervise and monitor the process and progress of infrastructure development in the participating districts;
S. Any other duties and assignments relating to the DLSP as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary/Ministry of Local Government,

Qualifications and Experience:
The Infrastructure Engineer will have the following qualifications:
1. A recognized degree in Civil Engineering;
2. A minimum of 10 years experience in the planning,: construction and maintenance of rural roads as well as the management of infrastructure development programmes, design and supervision of engineering works, specifications and tendering of engineering aspects of infrastructure installations and contracts supervision;
3. A post graduate qualification in civil engineering, construction management or related field will be an added advantage;
4. Familiarity with the Government of Uganda public sector procedures;
5. Proven Computer Skills, and
6. Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Apply for this job

Hand written applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae,copies of testimonials, names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Worker's House, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 7037 Kampala,

They should reach him not later than 30/08/2010, Only short listed candidates shall be
contacted.

District NAADS Coordinator Jobs

Job Title: District NAADS Coordinator.
Remuneration: Attractive and Competitive.
Terms of employment: Three-year Contract, renewable.

Duties and responsibilities of District NAADS Coordinator:

The District NAADS coordinator working under the District Production Coordinator (DPC) will be responsible for and will undertake the following activities and functions: •Consolidate the Sub-County annual work plans and coordinate development of annual District NAADS plans and activities. The Coordinator has to ensure timely presentation of consolidated work plans, budgets, reports and accounts developed from individual service contracts and sub-projects.
• Working with the District Planning Office, ensure incorporation of the NAADS work plan and budget estimate into the overall District work plan.
• Develop quantitative and qualitative indicators from the immediate objectives and outputs of the District NAADS activities.
• Working with Subject matter specialists (SMS) ensure application of standards and criteria for selection of service providers and procurement of goods.
• In collaboration with the District Contracts Committee, arrange for technical assistance to Sub-Counties and Farmer Fora for the tendering process and review of all procurements for the District NAADS Programme.
• Receive and review all reports including monitoring and, evaluation studies of NAADS at District and Sub-County levels.
• Facilitate District NAADS meetings and act as Secretary to the District Farmer Forum.
• Coordinate with the District Finance Officer on financial management matters.
• Working under the CAO, supervise NAADS expenditures; ensure accountability and that value for money is delivered.
• Supervise NAADS implementation in the District.
• Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications
1. A degree in Natural Sciences, Economics, Agri-Business, Development Studies or
related discipiines.
2. At least five years experience in Agricultural Extension or Rural Development and working with farmers.
3. Innovativeness and adaptability to novel approaches to agricultural service delivery.
4. A good understanding of principles and practice of community based rural development and participatory methods and approaches.
5. A strong knowledge of rural development dimensions including rural poverty and gender concerns.
6. Demonstrated, administrative and management skills including an understanding of the decentralization policy and operations.
7. Computer literacy in standard Computer Packages (Word processing and Spread Sheet Packages)
8. A postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas; Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Agricultural Marketing and thorough knowledge of the working area will be added advantage.

Apply for this job

Hand written applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae, two passport size photographs, names and addresses of three referees, applicants daytime telephone contact and photo¬copies of all academic testimonials should be submitted to and received by the under mentioned District Service Commission not later than 30th Aug, 2010. The written application should be accompanied with dully filled PSC Form-Ill to be collected from Public Service Commission or respective District Service Commission.

The Secretary, District Services Commission;
Kabale,Iganga, Maracha, Luweero

Regional Accountant Job- Concern International

Location: Uganda

Job Location: The Regional Accountant will be based in one of the head offices in the Central Africa Region (Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Tanzania or Niger). The Regional Accountant will be required to travel to the other CAR countries at least 50% of his/her time.
Contract Details: Length: 2 years
Status: Accompanied (exact details depending on base location)
Salary Grade: C
Start Date: as soon as possible
Job Purpose:
To review current financial systems and provide effective training & support in order to upgrade & standardise Concern's finance functions in the countries of operation.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
  • Staff Development - Assessment of current staff capacity & provide recommendations on staff roles & conduct training in order to maximise the efficiency of the finance function in each country.

  • Induction for newly recruited Country Accountants, when circumstances demand.

  • Roll-out of on-the-job training of finance staff, in conjunction with Country Accountant, as & when required

  • Training of Non-financial Managers - designing & delivering training to non-financial managers, in conjunction with Country Accountant, to develop better understanding of financial issues.

  • Review of existing systems/controls and manuals. Provide recommendations for upgrade & develop new guidelines/manuals where the need arises

  • Standardisation of financial procedures, systems and policies across fields

  • Development of financial procedural documentation to ensure continuity of financial practices

  • Review & provision of feedback in relation to quarterly Financial Reporting Packages / Budgets / Budget Revisions

  • Provision of support to Field staff on technical & financial issues

  • Provide training and address any issues related to MGP accounting pack

  • Assistance in the recruitment of finance staff, in conjunction with Country Accountant, when required

  • Provision of feedback on Field Finance related issues to Dublin Finance

  • Follow-up of Internal & External Audit recommendations during field visits

  • Support to field finance staff on Donor regulations & reporting requirements. Review of donor reports during visit to ensure compliance & audit trail.

  • Undertake any special financial assignments, which circumstances require in any country

Person specification:
Essential
  • Applicants need to have a professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CA, DEC or their equivalent.

  • At least four years post qualification experience in a finance/accounting role.

  • At least two year's experience in an overseas position in the NGO sector

  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programmes such as Word and Excel as well accounting packages & other database competencies.

  • Fluent written and spoken English skills

  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members

  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines

  • Motivated

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Effective team member

  • Understanding of development issues and the organisational goals of Concern.

Desirable
  • French language skills

  • Swahili language sills

How to apply
To apply: All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net
Reference Code: RW_87YE9T-31
Closing date: 10 Aug 2010

UN Jobs, Child Protection Specialist,-(UNICEF) Kampala, Uganda

 Job Title: Child Protection Specialist,

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences preferably in Anthropology, Social Development or International Laws or other related field.
Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in child protection, including international work experience for IP or field work experience for NO. Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Knowledge of programming for preventing and responding to VAC and of UNICEF Global and Regional priorities and strategies in this area. .
  • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following: Strengthening child protection systems and partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in emergencies; in respect of harmful traditional practices;
  • Use of data and indicators in child protection.
Fluency in English and another UN language.
Competencies of Successful Candidate:
-Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
-Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
-Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
-Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
-Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
-Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
-Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
-Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
-Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001691. Applications must be received by 20 August 2010.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reference Code: RW_87YR7Z-23

Closing Date: Friday, 20 August 2010 

UN Jobs Uganda- senior consultants

Required Skills and Experience

Two national senior consultants are required with expertise and knowledge of value chain approach. The team should have expertise in value chain analysis, good knowledge of the country agricultural dynamics, past experience other value chains programmes, ability to manage fixed scheduled assignment. Each of the consultants shall address two of the subsectors and at the time address the crosscutting aspects of the value chain such market information and material input supplies. The consultants should have the following:
  • Master's Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics or related fields.
  • At least 10 years experience in providing business development services, with good knowledge of value chain development within the small and medium scale enterprises with a bias in agribusiness and understanding of market dynamics in Uganda.
  • Value chain analytical and benchmarking techniques relevant to the industry;
  • Trade, economic, and industrial policies relevant to both product and service sectors in the country under review;
  • Global industry trends, practices, and business management strategies relevant in various segments of the tradable product(s) in the country.
  • Good experience in business development services;
  • Good understanding of agribusiness and enterprises development using value chains
Note:
This consultancy is only open for nationals of Uganda.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Closing Date: Monday, 16 August 2010 

Volunteer - Resource Mobilizer Vacancy, CED Centre

Job Title: Volunteer - Resource Mobilizer
Location: Uganda - Lwampanga

Community Empowerment and Development Centre (CED Centre) in Nakasongola, Uganda is fully registered as a Community Based Organization with Nakasosngola District Local Government of Uganda since July 2009.

CED centre aims to support vocational and educational programs for women, orphans and vulnerable children and youth. Supporting “Volunteer Vacations” for interested citizens from the Americas, Europe, and Asia is an important aspect of the programs at the CED Centre.

Currently working with over 10 community groups from two villages of Lwampanga Parish, Lwampanga Sub County, villages includes; Lwampanga Town and Kisenyi.
Current and intended programs;
Primary School Student support program
Construction of CED Centre main building
Sports program (children below 14 years) and a broader Sports for Life in pipeline

Community Entrepreneurship
Community Resource and Information on vital issues through community dialogues .
We are tirelessly looking for an interested individual or a couple with the skills, knowledge, experience and interest from a developed country to assist us in fund raising / resource mobilization at CED Centre. The volunteer will have the opportunity to experience a diverse culture working in one of the rural district in Uganda. We started to construct our Adminstration building in August 2009 and are looking for funds to complete the building including funds for other projects. login on www.cedcentre.org for more details about our projects!
Volunteer package:
  • A modest accommodation and feeding

  • Local transport; the centre has got a vehicle. (A volunteer will need to have a valid driver's licence)

How to apply
Please contact the CED Centre Founder at smugabi@cedcentre.org for more details and also visit our web site: www.cedcentre.org
Reference Code: RW_883AAM-15
Closing date: 31 Dec 2010

Controls Officer- Goal Uganda

Job Title: Controls Officer
Key Duties
1. Planning and Scheduling the work of the NGO Finance Team:
  • Develop in consultation with the Financial Controller, an annual and monthly workplan to meet key, agreed objectives;

  • Report on implementation of the plan and suggest any necessary adjustments on a monthly basis to the Financial Controller;

2. Support the NGO Finance Manger to manage and coordinate the work of the NGO finance team whose roles include:
  • Technical review of proposal budgets

  • Review of quarterly and/or bi-monthly monthly partner reports

  • Perform monthly support visit of partners

  • Co-ordinating release of partner funding cheques in line with specified controls

  • Carry out regular (minimum six monthly appraisals of NGO Finance Team members, with the aim of improving team performance)

3. Support the NGO Finance Manager to maintain the NGO finance team issues log, ensuring issues identified in visits are tracked to completion.
  • Report monthly on this to the Financial Controller

  • Report immediately any material and significant financial risks identified during assessments or audits to the Financial Controller

4. Ensure compliance with GOAL Uganda Partner Financial Manual, GOAL Financial Manual, Partnership Strategy, donor guidelines and any other relevant policies and guidelines
5. Maintain and improve information systems
6. Liaise with project and support staff in project proposal development to ensure donor compliance issues are highlighted.
7. Lead the annual assessment process for all partner staff
8. In co-ordination with programme staff assist with budget development
9. Plan and co-ordinate biannual GOAL field and Kampala audits, including coordinating the preparation and finalisation of issues; reporting to the CD and other members of the management team as appropriate the findings; managing the issues log, ensuring issues identified are regularly reviewed and tracked to completion.
10. Creating innovative solutions to issues identified through the audit work
11. Have a commitment to continuous improvement in the development programme and throughout the organisation
12. Any other duties as required (e.g. ad-hoc queries from senior management, special investigations, process review, cost analysis and review, budget support)
Requirements
  • Qualified Accountant

  • Experience in performing audits, reviewing controls

  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Self-motivated, organised and innovative

  • Ability to think laterally and identify creative solutions in a resource constrained environment

  • Ability to lead and manage a small team

Reporting to: Financial Controller
Contract Length: 12 Months

How to apply
email applications@goal.ie
Reference Code: RW_886FDX-21


Closing date: 26 Aug 2010
Location: Uganda

Executive Assistants- EADB Employment Opportunity, Kampala and Rwanda

Job Title: Executive Assistant (2 positions; Uganda, Rwanda- Tenure: Up to 3 years)
Reporting to:
Resident Manager, Rwanda/Manager Human Resources and Administration, Uganda
Scope
Maintenance of an efficient office support function, including book keeping, secretarial service, procurement, mail, telephone & communication operations, transport services, travel arrangements and hotel accommodation for business visits.
Responsible for the smooth and effective running of administrative requirements of the particular Office.
The Executive Assistant will be required to, inter alia:
  • Provide information management to management of the Office including conducting research or collection of data relevant to the Bank’s operations;
  • Register and respond to mail and ensure timely management of all correspondence;
  • Liaise with local service providers to ensure cost effective procurement;
  • Manage and coordinate tenders for goods and services;
  • Maintain a library of relevant materials, and of all documents produced by the Bank on the country;
  • Participate in the preparation of training seminars, and meetings;
  • Coordinate with others departments, corporate events and functions;
  • Receive requests and place orders for administrative supplies, stationary and other office requirements and ensuring effective cost controls are in place for this process;
  • Ensure that all services (including telephones, water, power, office vehicles, photocopying machines, etc.) are maintained;
  • Keep account of leases, payments and collection of rental payments ;
  • Account for use of stationery, fuel, motor vehicles etc;
  • Make hotel bookings for visitors and manage the transfers to /from the airport cost effectively;
  • Ensure timely processing of invoices for payment for the Office, filing and record keeping of all country office documentation;
  • Maintain Bank Account Records in the Office and prepare monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Preparation of VAT returns;
  • Maintain an Assets Register;
  • Ensure that all Bank premises conducive working environment;
  • Provide assistance in the administrative aspects of staff in-patriation in terms of coordinating the process of housing allocations, furniture as appropriate and other relevant relocation services for the new staff, for example, processing exemptions for personal and official consignments being imported into the country;
  • Ensure the insurance requirements are met i.e. properties, motor vehicles, e.t.c. ensuring adequate cover at all times of the year as well as ensuring timely annual processes of renewal in liaison with head office;
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce , Finance, Economics, Law , or other relevant degree;
  • Professional qualifications, ACCA will be desirable ;
  • Working experience in use of spreadsheets and financial accounting packages, Word Power, Point, email systems, website and on-line skills;
  • Self –motivated, mature , able to work long hours when necessary, and committed to contributing to the attainment of the Banks mandate;
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and ability to perform at a high level of proficiency;
  • At least 3 years work experience as an Accounts Assistant with knowledge of office administration and procurement in a commercial-oriented organization preferably a Bank;
  • Strong verbal communication, presentation, and written skills;
Requirements for all positions
  • Have a clear understanding and commitment to the Bank’s mandate;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work and to relocate within East Africa;
  • Diligent and able to work with minimum supervision in multinational and multicultural environment;
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and deliver on assignments within short deadlines and to perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her;
  • Applicants must be nationals of one of the Member States of the Bank.
If your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 27th August 2010 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug.
Please attach your CV containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent via email.
Applicants should be nationals of the EADB member states. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The Bank reserves the right to make an alternative offer or no offer at all.

Security Officer Job In a Bank- Based In Kampala, Uganda (EADB)

Job Title: Security Officer (1 position; Regional role based in Kampala- Tenure: Up to 3 years )
Reporting to:
Director General
Scope
The Security Officer, will be responsible for all matters relating to the security of the Bank’s, premises, property, staff, emergencies, evacuation. Ensuring the security and safety of the Bank’s operations including customers and employees;
In particular the Security Officer will, inter alia:
  • Develop a long term security and safety strategy;
  • Research various security solution options and advice on an appropriate solution for the Bank operations and premises;
  • Manage security contracts;
  • Develop, establish and maintain application policies, procedures and standards relating to the security of personnel and premises of the banks
  • Keep abreast of security developments through proactive intelligence, analyzing and interpreting information on incidents of security lapses and advising on appropriate preventive measures;
  • Ensure effective implementation and enforcement of security systems and procedures that provide a safe and secure environment for business operations in the Bank ;
  • Be responsible for security within the Bank premises (Headquarters, villas, apartments, country offices and any buildings rented by the Bank), control of access to Bank premises and security areas.
  • Ensure Bank facilities are well prepared in case of fire ,deluge and other events of force majeure;
  • Monitor security situation in all member states in consultation with the competent authorities;
  • Conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations relating to security incidents, manage scenes of crime and liaise with law enforcers and security service providers;
  • Ensure that all security systems are in good working order; liaise with security providers to ensure that any malfunction is promptly attended to within agreed services standards;
  • Provide bank-wide guidance on ‘best practice’ security standards and solutions and maintain a secure environment protection of personal property and information;
  • Coordinate bank security for Bank functions;
  • Ensure periodic surveys of Bank premises are conducted to determine the physical and security controls necessary for each facility or area;
  • Gather intelligence/information for proactive security decisions;
  • Liaise with other international organizations for security purposes;
  • Represent the Bank in court as and when required and maintain relationships with law enforcement, regulatory agencies and other issuers of security requirements;
  • Carry out security/safety awareness training for staff.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Must have an impeccable track record and integrity;
  • University degree preferably law, Commerce, IT or other relevant field ;
  • Masters degree will be desirable;
  • Professional fraud investigation certifications such as CFE, CFCE, CEECS or the equivalent;
  • Experience working with an international organization and/or knowledge of laws and regulations governing the security of international organizations will be required;
  • Experience in developing security systems , policies and guidelines;
  • Knowledge and experience of forensic investigations in an information systems based environment including the use of investigative software tools is a definite advantage;
  • Ability to undertake and supervise complex investigations that may involve more than one country;
  • Good research, and analytical skills, ability to synthesise voluminous documents;
  • Ability to prepare detailed and factual written reports, and communicate or present complex data or information effectively;
  • You must be of high integrity, have proven leadership qualities, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Minimum of five years experience in security operations with experience from the police or armed forces at senior level;
  • Knowledge of health, fire and safety regulations;
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures;
Requirements for all positions
  • Have a clear understanding and commitment to the Bank’s mandate;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work and to relocate within East Africa;
  • Diligent and able to work with minimum supervision in multinational and multicultural environment;
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and deliver on assignments within short deadlines and to perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her;
  • Applicants must be nationals of one of the Member States of the Bank.
If your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 27th August 2010 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug.
Please attach your CV containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent via email.
Applicants should be nationals of the EADB member states. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The Bank reserves the right to make an alternative offer or no offer at all.

Head, Information and Communications Technology Job- Based In Kampala, Uganda

Job Title: Head, Information and Communications Technology
(1 position – Regional Role based in Kampala- Tenure: Up to 3 years)
Reporting to: Director General

  • Prepare strategic ICT plans , that are aligned to the overall strategic plans of the Bank, ensuring that the ICT plans reflect developments and best practice in the ICT field and enable the Bank to enhance operational efficiency and to access quality information at all times;
  • Provide guidance and participate effectively in the development of ICT related strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines for the bank;
  • Prepare annual work plans in line with the long term ICT strategic plans, respond to the Bank’s business plan, and draw up supportive budgets. Communicate the plan to business wide work teams and ensure the timely execution of the work plan;
  • Support heads of departments, identify and articulate ICT systems requirements and integrates such requirements into the Banks’ work plans and long term ICT strategies;
  • Analyse ICT requirements and develop functional specifications. Conducts comparative analysis and competitive bidding;
  • Responsible for routine maintenance of software applications, photocopies, telephones and other technologies;
  • Responsible for pre-empting, troubleshooting and documentation of information technology lapses and risks;
  • Develop LAN/WAN infrastructure and establish a maintenance schedule;
  • Identify requirements and plans for the implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications to the regional network infrastructure. Specifies security standards and ensures that they are implemented;
  • Serve as Project Manager on ICT procurement and implementation projects and ensure that projects are planned and executed efficiently and that all parameters including timelines, budgets and final outcomes meet the specified standards.
  • Develop, implement a business continuity and disaster recovery strategy and ensure that this is enforced. Oversee systems troubleshooting, backups, archiving, and disaster recovery and provides expert support when necessary;
  • Develop specifications for bespoke systems that are developed internally or by external suppliers. Engages user departments fully to ensure that the final outcomes meet user needs fully;
  • Coordinate the work of hardware/software suppliers, consultants, trainers and other ICT service providers. Ensures that appropriate contracts, service levels agreements, etc are in place and are complied with. Maintain positive relationships with the suppliers so as to ensure speedy and quality responses from them;
  • Ensure that Bank’s databases, domain and website are fully operational, accessible and secured;
  • Maintain all software licences in a secure and valid state;
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate and review the work of support staff to ensure that they deliver quality outputs at all times. Encourages staff to remain up to date with the latest developments in the ICT field and that they apply such skills on an ongoing basis;
  • Develop appropriate ICT training plans for staff and enable staff use the availed ICT resources in an optimal manner;
  • Monitor the usage of ICT resources across the Bank to ensure optimal use. Isolate problem areas, design and implement timely remedial action;
  • Identify areas for improvement in internal processes and propose solutions.
  • Participate in process development exercises and ensure that all approved processes are in harmony with the existing ICT systems;
  • Undertake feasibility studies for areas of computerization and provide recommendations on the same;
  • Propose solutions that will address new business processes and enable the Bank to provide the new opportunities;
  • Coordinate the review projects deliverables, determine technical adequacy and applications systems requirements;
  • Provide technical expertise in the interpretation, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Bank software applications;
  • Perform analysis, design, and technical activities, user group facilitation, internal unit testing, structured walkthroughs, and compilation of design and system documentation on easily accessible media;
  • Resolve technical conflicts to keep projects on schedule and in conformity with Bank’s and industry technology requirements; and
  • Provide technical input for the automation, implementation, and maintenance of decision support and predictive models that support financial analysis and forecasting and applications systems of the Bank.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree, ICT, Engineering or related fields;
  • Possession of a relevant postgraduate degree and professional certificates such as MCSE, MCSD, CCNA, CISCO;
  • Membership of a professional ICT body;
  • In depth practical knowledge of operating system administration (Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP est.), LAN/WAN infrastructure to ensure connectivity throughout the region;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suit programs, common software applications, Document Management Systems as well as Oracle ERP , Oracle Financials;
  • Hands-on experience with Flex Cube, PABX systems will be required;
  • Familiarity with SAP and VSAT systems will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in a professional ICT environment, four (4) of which should have been in the role of IT Manager in a busy ICT environment;
  • Extensive Knowledge of banking software, working experience in a large bank and experience in systems development and analysis, change management, and process design will be definite advantages;
  • Proven track record and strong Project Management experience and skills; and
  • Strong innovative and analytical skills.
If your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 27th August 2010 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug.
Please attach your CV containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent via email.
Applicants should be nationals of the EADB member states. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The Bank reserves the right to make an alternative offer or no offer at all.

Marketing and Communication Associate Vacancy

Job Title: : Marketing and Communication Associate

Role: 
Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, the candidate will be expected to;
•Develop creative project specific marketing plans.
•Organize conferences and events
•Develop and produce corporate collateral and publications.
•Develop and maintain marketing databases.
•Champion the PricewaterhouseCoopers brand guidelines.
•Regularly update the firm's website.
•Work closely with Lines of Service to support their marketing and business development plans. Support firm wide initiatives.

We are keen to discuss this opportunity with a creative and energetic person. We are looking for a self motivated team player ready to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.

Required competencies
•Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution. Qualification in any marketing discipline;. will be an added advantage.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Well-developed interpersonal skills.
•Ability to organize and approach issues and handle various projects with a sense of ownership and enthusiasm.
•High level of maturity, judgment, initiative and integrity.
•A flexible attitude suitable for a dynamic environment. Computer literacy and possess some research skills.
•A pleasant and courteous personality.
•Excellent time management skills.

Fresh graduates who are confident articulate and able to deal with senior levels of management are encouraged to apply.

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How to apply
If you believe you have the necessary qualifications please visit our website at www.pwc.com/ug/careers and apply before 20 August 2010.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Systems and Network Administrator Job Available

Position: Assistant Systems and Network Administrator
Role: Reporting to the Head of BTS and working with the BTS team, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Providing world class client support in a service focused, dynamic and challenging team
• Responding to a variety of technical support issues;
• Troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and network issues;
We are keen to discuss this opportunity with a result driven professional with experience in PC support, remote communications and focal area networking, software installation and configuration, Lotus Notes, MS Office 2003/2007, Windows XP/7 and Windows 2003/2008.

Required competencies

•A bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology or related field. CISCO, MCSE or CISM qualification will be an added advantage.
•Experience in systems development using formal development methods for Lotus
Notes/Domino based applications and relational databases, client/server environments,
MS Office, web based services which utilize a variety of tools such as SQL, Visual Basic,MS-Access, HTML.
•Excellent communication skills;
•A strong client service attitude;
•A flexible attitude suitable for a dynamic environment;
•Ability to multitask assignments, approach issues and projects with a sense of ownership and enthusiasm, together with innovation and high quality
•To work overtime, as may be required from time to time, to provide off-hours support.

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How to apply
If you believe you have the necessary qualifications please visit our website at www.pwc.com/ug/careers and apply before 20 August 2010.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is an equal opportunity employer.

Systems Administrator - IT Employment Opportunities in Uganda

Position: Systems Administrator
Reports to: ICT Manager Kampala
Location: Kampala

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide support/maintenance for the application and server environment in order to ensure optimal network performance all times

Key Result Areas:
• Design, deploy and support an effective and efficient ICT infrastructure and resources to drive the WVU business and ministry needs.
• Implement the WVU Business Continuity Plan and contingency plan
• Develop an operational backup policy for all business critical data and run test backups regularly.
• Ensure that National Office ICT procedures and guidelines for deployment of relevant ICT resources are in place. (System tools, partnership databases etc)
• Support and provide capacity building to IT Officers
• Contribute to the preparation of annual operating plan in accordance to agreed objectives and in line with Partnership IT guidelines.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology
• Technical Training qualifications required: MCSE, CCNA, LCP Professional certification
• At least 5 years of experience in busy IT field where 2 years are in Systems Administration
• Good problem solving and analytical skills
• Fast thinker and able to make rational decisions even under pressure

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How to apply:

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with an updated CV and copies of academic transcripts (only) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to: wvujobs@wvi.org or hand deliver to World vision National office (Please indicate the position you are applying for)

Closing date for receiving applications is: 19th August, 2010 at 5pm

NB: If you do not hear from us within one month from the deadline of application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Manager Job- World Vision

Position: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Manager
Reports to: Support services Director
Location: Kampala

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide leadership and management of ICT and establish ICT as a Critical Success Factor in all World Vision's work.

Key Result Areas:
ICT Strategic Leadership
• Develop and maintain a 3-year National Office ICT Strategy and related policies and standards aligned with the Partnership and Region Prepare, review and monitor the ICT Annual Budget and -Operating Plan to ensure effective implementation of the ICT Strategy.
• Provide leadership to the National ICT team and advise National Office Leadership Team on ICT Developments and Policy Issues

ICT Management
• Maintain an aggregated view of all significant/major ICT projects' status and schedule for implementation and support across the National Office.
• Work closely with Regional and Global ICT teams to ensure that the telecommunications, technology and applications.
• Manage the introduction, implementation and support of appropriate ICT in the national Office in line with Partnership standards and policies and local legal requirements.
• Manage the introduction of structured end-user capacity building to ensure optimal and efficient use of all the ICT systems/tools available to the organization.
• Manage relationships with role players and stakeholders in the ICT industry both internal and external to World Vision.

ICT Operations and Support
• Develop, deploy and maintain appropriate ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity solutions for WVU for secure, efficient and effective flow of information to facilitate operations and decision making.
• Provide, deploy and maintain Personal Productivity Tools and Software based Productivity Too Is
• Develop, deploy and maintain appropriate Business Applications that support critical business processes to ensure accurate data gathering, storage, retrieval, processing and reporting to facilitate operations and decision making.
• Develop, deploy and maintain appropriate security systems that ensure Network, Systems and Data Security from internal and external security threats.
• Develop, document, implement, test and review Business Continuity Plan (Disaster Recovery Plan) in alignment with the National Office Disaster Mitigation and Management Plans
• Develop, deploy and maintain performance Monitoring and Reporting systems that provide management and technical reports for decision making and operational support.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology and related field.
• Qualified as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) or CCNA.
• ITIL Certification will be an added advantage
• Good communication skills both verbal and written.
• Good problem solving and analytical skills
• 5 years of working experience 2 of which have been in the capacity of managing an ICT Department in a busy environment.

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How to apply:

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with an updated CV and copies of academic transcripts (only) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to: wvujobs@wvi.org or hand deliver to World vision National office (Please indicate the position you are applying for)

Closing date for receiving applications is: 19th August, 2010 at 5pm

NB: If you do not hear from us within one month from the deadline of application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Head. Internal Audit - Accounting employment opportunity in Uganda

Job Title: Head. Internal Audit
Directly Reports to: Medical Director administratively and Board of Directors functionally.

Main Purpose of the Job
Carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the Rubaga Hospital's financial resources are managed and advise management accordingly.
Primary Responsibilities
* Initiating and maintaining an effective internal audit and control system
* Co-ordination of internal and external interim and annual audits.
* Establishment and maintenance of a risk management strategy of the Hospital.
* Ensuring compliance to the financial, procurement administrative and HR policies and procedures.
* Performing ad hoc and special internal audits of systems and financial transactions
* Do value for money audits
* Preparation of periodic reports to the Finance and Audit committee of the
Board,

Qualifications
* First Degree in Commerce or Business Administration with accounting bias plus
full professional qualification such as CPA,ACCA or CIMA
* Should be a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
* A minimum of four (4) years experience of auditing in a Reputable organization at Middle or top management level
* Practical experience in using computerized auditing packages will be an advantage

Competencies
Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of international audit¬ing standards and procedures Excellent computer skills in Microsoft office application
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Be able to work with figures and pay attention to details
High level of integrity
Able to work with minimum supervision.

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Applications should be addressed to

Human Resources Officer,
Rubaga Hospital.
P.O.Box 14130 Kampala

Or delivered at the Reception not later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 18 August 2010

Webmaster Vacancy at Asareca (IT Job)

Job Title: WEB/RAILS WEBMASTER
Job Purpose

Webmaster
•Maintenance of the ASARECA website, ensuring currency of content and constantly improving its features
• Support to the Secretariat in updating content
• Support to ASARECA projects in developing a web presence
• Support the Web Server Maintenance function of the ICU
RAILS Info master -Administration of ASARECA RAILS
• Quality assurance of the contents of the RAILS gateway/portal at the ASARECA level • Ensure that information generated by the ASARECA/DONATA project is availed on the e-rails portal developed by FARA. • Facilitate online discussions to strengthen communication among RAILS stakeholders • Contribute in the identification and promotion of relevant ICT tools for use by the RAILS teams • Provide technical assistance in the development of National agricultural information systems • Support training of RAILS teams in managing and using their national gateways

Qualifications and Experience
• Degree in IT or related field
• Skills in HTML, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL are essential. CSS and Flash are an added advantage
• Working knowledge of web 2.0 technologies
• Web Server Administration (Apache servers) is desirable
• 2-3 years experience in website development.
• Excellent analytical, planning and coordination skills as well as effective communication skills.

Duration
This contract will be initially for a period of 12 months, renewable subject to annual performance review and availability of funding.

Remuneration and other Benefits
The remuneration package is comparable to those offered by similar organizations and includes a competitive salary, medical benefit and allowances.

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Method of Application
Applicants should send an application letter clearly demonstrating their suitability in meeting the qualifi¬cations, experience and the required competencies. A copy of an up-to-date curriculum vitae and names of three referees and their complete addresses -postal, telephone, and e-mail. Deadline for receiving applications will be 16 August 2010 and should be addressed to:

The Head of HR and Administration ASARECA, Plot 5, Mpigi Road, P.O Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda. Tel: 256-41-320212 or 320556 or 321389 Email: HR@ASARECA.ORG More information about the position and the organization is available at www.asareca.org

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