Controls Officer Job at Goal Uganda

Job title: Controls Officer

Company:GOAL

Closing date: 26 Aug 2010

Location: Uganda

Kampala - 60% Kampala & 40% the field

Job details
1. Management of NGO Finance Manger:

There are approximately 15 partners that GOAL works with, funded according to their financial and organisational capacity. The post holder will manage the NGO Finance Manager to:

a) Monitor and audit financial management of granted funds by partner organisations and ensure that grants are properly used and accounted for as per agreed project proposals;

b) Provide technical support to the preparation, review and approval of budgets for projects to be implemented by partner organisations;

c) Strengthen the capacity of local partner organisations to effectively manage, control and report on finances so that over time they are capable of managing greater levels of financial resources;

2. Management of Internal Controls

GOAL operates from a head office in Kampala and 3 field sites. The post holder will lead the donor compliance officer to:

a) Coordinate bi-annual audits of all GOAL field offices and report on the results to the Assistant Country Director and Financial Controller

b) Coordinate bi-annual audits of the GOAL Kampala office and report on the results to the Assistant Country Director

c) Provide training and capacity building to GOAL staff in internal controls.

d) Manage the responses to donor audits

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



How to apply

email applications@goal.ie

Reference Code: RW_886FDX-21

Deputy Country Director Vacancy at Mercy Corps

Job title: Deputy Country Director

Closing date: 10 Oct 2010

Location: Uganda - Kampala

Deputy Country Director (217193-927)

PROGRAM SUMMARY:


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Program Management:

Provide overall leadership and direction to Uganda program staff and support the Country Director to strengthen the program strategies, program quality, partnerships, and accountability in Uganda in accordance with Mercy Corps and donor policies.

Effectively manage program growth and oversee the implementation of all of Mercy Corps' current programs with a continual eye to new program development that meets the strategic interests of Mercy Corps Uganda taking special consideration of quality, efficiency and sustainability.

With the Country Director and Program Staff, develop and design innovative initiatives and open new avenues for funding.

Ensure that regular monitoring of project activities and project impact is undertaken, in accordance with existing Mercy Corps' Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation guidelines.

Program Support Operations

Ensure compliance and transparent use of resources inline with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.

Effectively stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train Mercy Corps program and partner staff in these policies.

As part of the senior management team, work within operations systems for program impact including finance, logistics, security, and administration.

As necessary, recruit, manage and motivate an informed, skilled and efficient program team; incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management systems into team building processes.

Draft and/or review scopes of work to hire any technical consultants and manage technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.

Oversee grant and sub-grant tracking, ensuring forward planning and preparation for donor report writing and timely submission of sub-grantee reports. Maintain and update program files and grant tracking information on a routine basis.

Team Management

Build a cohesive team spirit among staff and delegate functions and responsibilities to them while ensuring achievement of program objectives. Demonstrate a commitment to nationalize key program positions.

Supervise, provide leadership, mentor and build the capacity of senior program staff in program/project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and management that creates a working atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellence at all levels.

Maintain effective and positive internal communication with Mercy Corps staff in all field offices, this includes ensuring open and harmonious communication all of the different departments, offices, and programs.

Leadership and Strategy:

Lead the Program team in identifying additional opportunities for medium to long term programming and assist with new proposal and concept paper development that fosters and/or improves the strategic objectives of the country office, whether these new initiatives utilize existing resources or require program development.

Participate in overall country level strategic planning and assist the Country Director with preparation and implementation of the Country Fiscal Year Annual Planning process. Process is to be participatory, involving relevant key staff in each field office.

Develop key relationships that will help Mercy Corps in its area of operation and to enhance its program opportunities.

Representation

Coordinate with Mercy Corps headquarters and regional offices and staff, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, donor community officials, national government, vendors, media and the general public in a way that fosters linkages, optimizes communication, avoids overlap, shares resources, and ensures program success.

Maintain critical relationships to ensure program success including contacts with District and National government offices, donors, beneficiaries and the general public.

Represent Mercy Corps Uganda programs to funders and potential donors, conducting programmatic briefings as well as new initiative developments and programmatic proposals.

Provide management support during R&Rs, transitions, and home leaves of staff and serve as Acting Country Director during his absence.

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation

Establish and maintain effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the program staff.

Oversee and provide direct support to the DM&E support unit to ensure monitoring and evaluation efforts of Mercy Corps' Uganda programs are not only strengthened but that the information is managed to ensure quality that can be accurately demonstrated with measurable impact.

Maintain strong relationships and be the key focal point for various M&E initiatives (Mission Metrics, LAYERS, Google, IEHA, and UMEMS)

Coordinate effective program and project reporting, personnel and project evaluations, and communication systems and timelines.

Ensure Country Director has up to date program information at both project and country levels.

Manage all internal and external reporting with programs, ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and Mercy Corps requirements. Lead in the preparation and completion of all donor reporting.

Security

Conduct prudent and timely assessments of security environment, initiate and/or enforce necessary security protocols balancing program needs with security constraints.

Assist the Country Director in ensuring that all security protocols are properly adhered to by both expatriate and national staff and team members are operating in a secure environment.

Assist in the development and update of Security Management Policies/Procedures.

Organizational Learning


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Program Directors, DM&E Support Unit and technical heads.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Uganda Country Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Finance, Administration, Logistics team members, and all Program staff national and expatriate.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor's Degree in business, economics, international studies or related field with MA/S preferred

7- 10 years' experience in international relief and development

5-7 years in senior leadership position, in building teams, developing programs and financial oversight

Experience with USAID, EC and other traditional donors

Trained and knowledgeable in DM&E concepts and methodologies. M&E experience should include conducting assessments and surveys, program design using a logical framework approach, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, coordinating evaluations and data analysis.

Experience supervising national and expatriate staff, starting up programs and working in difficult environments.

High level of proficiency in English is required.

Experience managing programs in relevant technical area(s) including Livelihoods, Agriculture, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Recovery, Peacebuilding, and Youth.

Experience managing complex and complicated activities with time sensitive deliverables in unstable environments.


How to apply

APPLY VIA URL:

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=217193&company_id=15927&jobboardid=479

Reference Code: RW_888C6J-75

Innovation Officer job in UN Uganda office

Job title:Innovation Officer

Company: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Closing date: 31 Aug 2010

Location: Uganda - Kampala



UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world's needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe. In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:

Vacancy Code: VA/2010/NAO/UNDG/18-8/IO

Post Title: Innovation Officer

Post Level: Consultant (I-ICA 1)

Position Status: Non-rotational

Org Unit: NAO/DG/EOSG/Global Pulse

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda (with possibility of travel)

Duration: Immediate start, project ends 14 January 2011

Closing Date: 31 August 2010

BACKGROUND

The UN Global Pulse project is seeking an Innovation Officer to assist in the initial planning, documentation, fundraising and skeleton-defining of an innovation "Pulse Lab" in Uganda.

In 2009, in the midst of the global economic crisis, the heads of twenty of the world's largest economies called upon the United Nations “to establish an effective mechanism to monitor the impact of the crisis on the poorest and most vulnerable." The relentless waves of compound global shocks -- food, fuel, and financial -- revealed a wide information gap between the onset of a global crisis and the availability of actionable information for decision-makers to protect the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations. Traditional monitoring systems that proved effective in tracking medium to longer-term development trends were of little use, as they were not designed to generate the type of real-time information needed to understand how populations were being impacted by the crisis and respond with agility.

The Global Pulse initiative, located within the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, will work closely with Member States and other development partners to improve evidence-based decision-making and close the information gap between the onset of a global crisis and the availability of actionable information to protect the vulnerable. To do so, it will harness innovative approaches and emerging technologies from around the world. Global Pulse will draw upon existing sources of sub-national information to help national leaders understand which populations are most exposed to specific risks, their level of resilience, and the coping strategies they are likely to adopt in response to an external shock. It will then allow them to monitor the welfare of vulnerable populations through both statistical data collection programmes and non-traditional techniques such as crowd-sourcing of information from mobile phones, social networks, and online media, which make it possible to detect anomalous behaviors that may indicate that a population is beginning to feel the impacts of a crisis or has exhausted its capacity to cope.

Objective

Global Pulse is creating a free and open source technology platform for collaborative analysis and decision support that will provide local, national and global leaders with:

Historical information on the context and impacts of past crises on specific population groups and tools for retrospective analysis
Real-time information on the early impacts of global crises on vulnerable populations and tools to select, refine and evaluate policy responses
Predictive analysis of emerging vulnerabilities of specific population groups and tools to improve their resilience to future shocks

Pulse Labs are national facilities established to support the work of government by developing analytical and technological capacity for evidence-based decision making and sustainable innovation in crisis resilience. Central to the Pulse Labs mission is the development of sustainable “dual-use” systems that simultaneously provide value directly to vulnerable communities while also generating streams of actionable real-time information to help leaders understand quickly how populations are being affected, respond rapidly with high-value, targeted policy interventions, and generate evidence for advocacy at the global level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In preparation for global deployment, Global Pulse will stand up an initial network of three Pulse Lab “prototypes” over a three-year period to develop and refine the model.

The basic modality of a Pulse Lab is to support the lab team, through both curriculum-based training and ad hoc, on-the-job peer mentoring, as they work to support government in improving crisis resilience. The primary work of the lab team consists of identifying critical information gaps and needs, selecting vulnerable communities to participate as Global Pulse sentinel sites, and working with public and private-sector partners to create technology solutions that strengthen national capacity for evidence-based decision making and rapid response.

This lab set-up exercise should also be an exercise in open source collaboration. There are many lab efforts already ongoing in Uganda. The Pulse Lab should not replace or supplant existing efforts but rather build on them and serve as the connective tissue that can bind them together.

The scope of work for this consultation is to map out the existing landscape of labs / innovation in Uganda and to work closely with UNICEF Uganda's Innovation team to generate the plans necessary for starting a full Pulse Lab in January 2011. Specific tasks include:

Orientation with the Pulse Team to understand the project modalities and needs.

Work with Pulse fundraising leads to have a clear picture of what documents will be needed in order to fundraise for the lab

Collaborate with key partners to understand how they have set up and managed labs from a global level

Co-locate with UNICEF Uganda Innovation Team

Explore what existing data sets are being collected through mobile phone / ICT innovation and how those can be "fed" into the larger Pulse data platform

Build partnerships with private sector/local social entrepreneurs and technology companies who have expressed interest in providing project staff for 3 or more months

Identify necessary documents to encourage volunteerism in Uganda

Deliverables

Fundraising Skeleton

Develop a short document from which to build fundraising documents in collaboration with Pulse HQ before relocating to Uganda

Weekly Blog posts

Blog posts with photos (to be cleared by Pulse HQ Communications Chief) on activities in Uganda and NY related to the Lab

Draft Budget

Within at most two weeks of being in Uganda, provide Pulse HQ with a draft fundraising documents to ensure fundraising for 2011-12 can begin. These documents will be updated over the following months.

Data Uplink from Uganda

Provide linkages to at least two, if not more, sets of data coming out of Uganda. This would be real-time information (health centre stock levels, birth registration, Community Knowledge worker questions) that can be displayed at a global level by the Pulse HQ team.

Uganda Innovation Lab Landscape Map

Map out a landscape of possible existing partners (private sector, academia, government) working under the supervision of UNICEF Innovation team and with the direction of any partners designated by UNICEF, the Global Pulse and the RC

Collaboration Strategy

Develop a brief strategy recommendation to Pulse HQ on how to collaborate with existing initiatives (WB project at Makerere, Grameen AppLab, UNICEF Innovation and other "lab-like" projects)

Draft language for open source agreements / collaborations

Administrative Work

Create the Terms of Reference for the Lab (taking the existing TOR and modifying it based on experience in Uganda)

Create staffing documents (TORs, Organizational charts, contingency plans for staff turnover etc.)

Budget

Finalize budget and fundraising documents (superseding initial documents sent to Pulse HQ)

Pulse Meets

One, if not more, prototype Pulse “geek meets” in Uganda, with the UNICEF Innovation team.

Document, webcast and tweet about the meet

Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for producing documentation and strategic thinking that will create the correct mix of ingredients to allow the Pulse Lab in Uganda to be launched in early 2011.
The consultant will be responsible for documenting his or her time with the project in an open, informal and engaging manner to encourage others to explore this initiative and gain interest in Uganda and abroad.
The consultant will work closely with UNICEF Innovation Team (Uganda) as well as report to the Pulse HQ in New York
The consultant will provide demonstrable prototype data from at least two sources in Uganda to the Pulse HQ team to allow them to showcase Uganda as an environment that is ideal for open source data collection initiatives.

Contract Terms

This contract has immediate start date and will end on 14 January 2011. This contract will have the possibility though not the expectation of renewal. The consultant will be based in Uganda. There is a possibility of travel during the contract period.

Reporting Requirements and Administrative Requirements

The contract will be held by the Executive Office of the Secretary General / Global Pulse. The first report for administrative and operational purposes will be with the UNICEF Innovation Team in Uganda, and as such Kampala will be the primary duty station.

Specific reporting requirements are:

Innovation Team Lead / UNICEF Uganda (1st Reporting Officer)
Director, Global Pulse, NY (2nd Reporting Officer)

REQUIRED SELECTION CRITERIA

Corporate Competencies:

Planning and organizing - Experience with project management. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed stratgies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Functional Competencies:

Relating and Networking - Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks within the wider UN system and with external parties; relates well to people at all levels; manages conflict; uses humor appropriately to enhance relationships with others.
Knowledge Management and Learning - Shares knowledge and experience; actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Leadership and Self-Management - Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Education/Experience/Language

First level university degree required, advanced degree preferred;
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in open source technology, setting up/managing diverse and innovative partnerships, producing workable process documentation for technical innovation projects, producing creative commons presentation material, working closely with academia and the development sector;
Deep understanding of open source philosophy and operations, and commitment to open collaboration;
High level of technical competency - demonstrated ability to communicate between open source developers and non-technical audiences;
Start-up management experience - proven ability to start initiatives in rapidly changing environments;
Negotiation skills - success in multilateral negotiations with government and private sector actors;
Organizational skills - strong background in forming documents necessary for start-ups (organization charts, terms of reference, work plans);
Relevant work experience in sub-Saharan Africa (preferably East Africa);
Excellent written and spoken English; excellent writing and presentation skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

How to apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and/or an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) (available on our website), via e-mail to hendricksc@un.org. Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

Reference Code: RW_88GJJZ-22

Head of Region Vacancy in Uganda- Action Against Hunger

Job Title: Head of Region

Action Against Hunger

Closing date: 31 Aug 2010

Location: Uganda

Location: Field

Job Objectives:

Supervision of logistics, finance, security and HR issues in Central-North (Lira/Gulu bases, Acholiland Lango sub regions) and ensuring of efficiency, relevance and optimization of all projects in the region. Support to the Program Managers and making sure their activities follow the global framework set by ACF for the region. The HOR will be the ACF representative for the region at the district levels and will participate in defining ACF's positioning and programming in collaboration with the Country Director.

To ensure that the mission has up-to-date knowledge of donor strategies, funding mechanisms and regional approaches and these are fed into the coordination and strategic planning process.
To ensure coordination between technical departments strategies in the field, as well as work on procurement plans to better streamline work and budgeting and stimulate integration.
To ensure and represent ACF technical strategies in a coherent, mutually reinforcing way towards humanitarian coordination mechanisms like clusters, sectors and technical working groups.
To monitor, analyze and report on the humanitarian context of Acholi/Lango and report changes and observations to the Country Director.
Assist in the monitoring of all contract vendors in the construction of facilities/ structures for ACF to ensure compliance with the contract obligations, quality and specifications.

DETAILED POSITION OBJECTIVES

Objective 1: Monitor, analyze and report on political, humanitarian and security contexts.

Activities:

Maintain and develop a network to collect relevant information.

Promote the image and work of ACF in the sub-region.

Analyze the political, security, social and humanitarian context and feed it into annual strategies.

Prepare weekly updates (sitreps) concerning the context.

Objective 2: Represent ACF externally in all meetings with government, donors, other stakeholders, and the general humanitarian community.

Activities:

Ensure all stakeholders present in the central north region have a clear understanding of ACF charter, background, security procedures, programs objectives, activities in the field.

Ensure regular contacts with local authorities (Chief Administrative Officer, LC-V, LC-III, Resident District Commissioner, Ministry of Health, etc.)

Ensure regular contacts with all relevant humanitarian partners (INGOs, UN…)

Ensure ACF attends all relevant humanitarian coordination meetings and actively participates.

Represent ACF to the courts in case of judicial actions.

Objective 3: Ensure safety and security of ACF staff, equipment and bases in.

Activities :

Brief all new ACF International staffs on ACF safety and security procedures in regions.

Follow up security situation at the field level, and take decisions accordingly (especially movements) in collaboration with the CD and LOGCO.

Ensure that ACF rules and regulations concerning staff security and safety are being followed by all regional staff and visitors to the base.

Update the regional security plan as necessary, in collaboration with LOGCO and CD.

Propose amendments to the security plan as needed.

Propose change on Lima (security) levels according to the context.

Ensure that all communication equipment and vehicles are functional.

Report fleet/equipment problems immediately to LOGCO.

Ensure security stock and medical kits are regularly checked by pertinent focal points.

Promote the acceptance of ACF and its programs in host and work locations and communities.

Objective 4: Supervise logistics and administration in Lira and Gulu bases in the regions.

Activities :

Manage logistics and administration staff in order to ensure smooth base and program operations.

Ensure the respect of ACF logistics and administration procedures within all departments.

Identify staff that could benefit from training and set post-training objectives for them.

Participate towards improving the functioning of logistics networks in collaboration with the LOGCO.

Validate logistics reports, before sending them to Kampala for final approval.

Perform regular (weekly, monthly) cash controls and bank reconciliations.

Ensure all newly recruited ACF national staff are correctly and thoroughly briefed.

Perform the accountancy and cash forecast on monthly basis.

Ensure timely, useful evaluations of staff are carried out and carry out evaluations of own staff.

Provide training and refresher courses on base related to fleet, movement, safety, security, first aid and other issues that must be cyclically assessed for quality and performance.

Objective 5: Ensure effective, timely and standardized communication/coordination between all departments on base and capital departments and coordination team.

Activities :

To play the role of facilitator between the capital and the field (sharing information).

Implement weekly coordination meetings on base and keep the minutes of meeting.

Organize regular (monthly) general staff meetings on base.

Ensure exchange of information between ACF technical departments at regional level.

Visit ACF field activities regularly and report on problems, challenges and obstacles.

Ensure, assist and enforce efficient, synergized, integrated fieldwork and program/movement planning and program drafting by program managers and officers.

Qualifications:

Education / Specific Degrees / Special Skills :

Significant, proven experience in humanitarian and developmental project management.

Advanced knowledge of donors' guidelines and procedures in humanitarian settings.

Excellent human resource management skills.

Excellent organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.

Must be self-disciplined, able to meet own deadlines and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.

Must be fluent in spoken and written English (professional English required).

Humanitarian field experience requested: YES

How to apply

Please apply online at :

http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/get-involved/jobs/field/head-region

Reference Code: RW_88GTLD-52

Small and Medium Enterprise Officer Job- Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Job Title: Small and Medium Enterprise Officer
Reporting to: SME Advisor
Duty Station: Gulu

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall summary of the position
The SME Field Officer is the focal person at the Sub counties of implementation responsible for conducting all training activities, ensuring value addition and supporting farmers and traders in accessing market information. He/she will ensure effective coordination and networking with line departments, local leaders, farmers groups, traders and communities on issues pertinent to SME and report to the SME Coordinator.
• Supporting the process of acquisition of land for construction of satellite collection points.
• Training of selected local traders in Gulu and Oyam.
• Supporting selected farmer groups with savings mobilization through VSLA
• Supporting local traders to market their agricultural produce.
• Monitoring and reporting

Contract period: 6 months

Qualifications and Experience:
•A minimum of a diploma in Business, Management or any related field;
• A Degree/Past experience in post harvest management;
• A minimum of 2 years experience in SME activities;
•Ability to identify gaps in the existing system and to suggest way forwards for improvement;
• Very good communication skills (both spoken and written) and ability to work closely with the community and local authorities;
• Have considerable experience in post harvest technology, community storage facilities management an added advantage; Be able to ride a motorbike and have a license an added advantage
Apply for this job

Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and contact (telephone numbers), as well as a cover letter and three professional referees to one of the addresses below, not later than 7th September 2010.

ACTED Uganda, Recruitment Section
P.O BOX 37665
Kampala, Uganda.

Or
by email to kampala@actad.org or gulu.finance@acted.org

ACTED Nakapiripirit is recruiting 4 community mobilizers and one field cashier.

Interested persons should send their CV and application letters to the address below;

Nakapiripirit Field Office
Brossard House
Nakapiripirit
nakapiripirit@acted.org

Small and Medium Enterprise Advisor Job - ACTED Uganda

Job Title: Small and Medium Enterprise Advisor
Reporting to: Program Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide support and capacity building to Farmer Field Schools (FFS), local traders and owners of satellite storage and processing facility;
• Design and implement a market information system together with the District authorities;
• Address all necessary land issues and avoid lawsuits regarding land (working with internal audit and our attorney);
• Training of Famer groups in value addition and business management;
• Draft sub-county level storage facility management and business plan;
• Supervise implementation of the sub-county level storage facility management and business plan;
• Support HHS in developing individual/group business plans;
• Coordination with local Government officials and NGOs especially lead other P4P partners;
•Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager, notably:
•Routinely compile and deliver timely status and progress reports on projects activities;
•Budget and monitor project expenditures to ensure they are in line with ACTED and donor requirements;
•To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the project to ensure the successful implementation of all project activities, the generation of planned outputs and attainment of key project objectives;
•Training farmer groups (FES) on post harvest handling and collective marketing through promotions;
•Forming marketing teams among farmers to ensure that the project achieves the set business objectives;
•To carry out ground working activities in preparation for the selection of beneficiaries;
•Organize beneficiaries to carry out construction of small storage facilities;
•Prepare and submit training reports and monthly activity reports;
•Any other duty assigned by the Program Manager.

Contract period: 6 months

Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of Degree in Business, Management or any related field; A Degree/Past experience in post harvest management; A minimum of 3 years experience in SME activities; Ability to identify gaps in the existing system and to suggest way forwards for improvement; Very good communication skills (both Spoken and written) and ability to work closely with the community and local authorities; Have considerable experience in post harvest technology, community storage facilities management an added advantage;
Apply for this job

Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and contact (telephone numbers), as well as a cover letter and three professional referees to one of the addresses below, not later than 7th September 2010.

ACTED Uganda, Recruitment Section
P.O BOX 37665
Kampala, Uganda.

Or
by email to kampala@actad.org or gulu.finance@acted.org

ACTED Nakapiripirit is recruiting 4 community mobilizers and one field cashier.

Interested persons should send their CV and application letters to the address below;

Nakapiripirit Field Office
Brossard House
Nakapiripirit

Head of Department Mobilization Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Head of Department Mobilization - Disaster Risk Reduction

Reporting to: Nakapiripirit Base Manager

Duty Station; Nakapiripirit (Uganda)

Duties and Responsibilities
•Manage ACTED's DRR Unit's daily tasks;
•Facilitate the group action
•planning process and identify the appropriate learning activities to be integrated;
•Establish the DRR Unit's work plans according to the projects schedules;
•Carry out ground working activities in preparation for the selection of beneficiaries and subsequent establishment of Community
•Disaster Management Committees (CDMC);
•Select CDMCs following criteria agreed by ACTED and the communities;
•Guide Pastoral Field Schools (PFS) and CDMCs to put in place and regularly update the appropriate records and reporting formats where necessary;
• Mentor the PFS/CDMC groups and build their managerial and entrepreneurial skills to enable them become self-reliant;
• Bi-weekly reporting
• Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Contract period: 6 months (eventually renewable)

Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum Bachelor degree in community development, agriculture, production, or social sciences;
• At least 4 years practical work experience with (agro) pastoralists on animal health, production and/ or agriculture;
• Strong organizational, supervisory and writing skills;
• Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
• Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local communities;
• Pokot and/or Ngakarimojong language skills an added advantage;
• Ability to work in a complex environment, with short deadlines;
• Very good communication skills (both spoken and written) and ability to work closely with the community;
• Experience in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction;
• Experience with income generative activities an added advantage;
• Be able to ride a motorbike and have a license.
Apply for this job

Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and contact (telephone numbers), as well as a cover letter and three professional referees to one of the addresses below, not later than 7th September 2010.

ACTED Uganda, Recruitment Section
P.O BOX 37665
Kampala, Uganda.

Or
by email to kampala@actad.org or gulu.finance@acted.org

ACTED Nakapiripirit is recruiting 4 community mobilizers and one field cashier.

Interested persons should send their CV and application letters to the address below;

Nakapiripirit Field Office
Brossard House
Nakapiripirit
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Medical Laboratory Technologist Job

Post: Medical Laboratory Technologist
Reports to Laboratory Manager

(a) Key Responsibility
* Participate in specimen collection and testing as appropriate
* Oversee the hematology unit
* Ensure Quality Control and Assurance
* Management of laboratory records, specimen repository and shipping.
* Ensuring the security of laboratory equipments

(b) Key qualifications:
*Diploma in medical laboratory Technology with specialization in he¬matology, A Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is an added advantage.
* At least two years experience preferably in a research laboratory.
* Computer literate and registered with Allied Health Professional's Council
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MODE OF APPLICATION

Applications with comprehensive CV, certified copies of transcripts and certificates together with applicant's telephone contact as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be hand delivered to KCRC in Kabwohe or sent via post office to the address below.

The Finance and Administration Manager
Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre
C/o P.O. Box 16331, Kampala

Deadline: Friday, 3rd September, 2010, 5.00 pm

Medical Officer Job at Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre

Post: Medical Officer
Reports to the Medical Director

(a) Key Responsibilities:
* Run daily clinics providing general medical care at the Centre and outreaches
* Conduct minor surgical procedures including safe medical circumci¬sions
* Participate in continuous medical education

(b) Key Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution
* At least one year of experience. Training and experience in ART provi¬sion is an added advantage.
Apply for this job

MODE OF APPLICATION

Applications with comprehensive CV, certified copies of transcripts and certificates together with applicant's telephone contact as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be hand delivered to KCRC in Kabwohe or sent via post office to the address below.

The Finance and Administration Manager
Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre
C/o P.O. Box 16331, Kampala

Deadline: Friday, 3rd September, 2010, 5.00 pm

Human Resource/Administration Manager Vacancy- Job In Uganda

Post: Human Resource/Administration Manager
Reports to: The medical Director

(a) Key Responsibilities:
* Further development and implementation of HR policies and proce¬dures
* Day to Day administration of the centre including time management
* Oversee fleet management, stores and the Center's assets
* Handling of all staff contracts, leave and other personnel issues
* Further development and implementation of micro-health insurance schemes

(b) Key Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Public/Business Administration, Health Services Management or Social Sciences. A postgraduate diploma in a relevant field is an added advantage.
* At least 3 years work experience in HR and or Administration prefer¬ably in a health facility, Experience in health insurance is an added advantage
Apply for this job

MODE OF APPLICATION

Applications with comprehensive CV, certified copies of transcripts and certificates together with applicant's telephone contact as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be hand delivered to KCRC in Kabwohe or sent via post office to the address below.

The Finance and Administration Manager
Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre
C/o P.O. Box 16331, Kampala

Deadline: Friday, 3rd September, 2010, 5.00 pm

Information Security Officer Job

*Job Title: Information Security Officer
* Grade: PL-6
* Position N°: 0940
* Reference: ADB/10/105
* Publication date: 02/08/2010
* Closing date: 05/09/2010

Objectives

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who reports directly to the Head of the Security Unit. The Information Security Officer will be responsible for protecting Bank’s IT infrastructure by

* Ensuring Confidentiality, Integrity and availability of Bank’s information assets
* Ensuring strategic implementation of Information Security in support of business objectives;
* Ensuring reduction of adverse impacts on the Bank’s business operations to an acceptable level and other responsibilities that may be assigned by the CISO.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Maintain up-to-date Bank -wide Information Security Standards:

* Participate in the establishment and maintenance of information security policies and standards that support business goals and objectives.

Information Security Management:
Participate in the execution of information security activities to execute the information security program.

* Ensure that the rules of use for information systems and the administrative procedures for information systems comply with the Bank’s information security policies.
* Apply metrics to measure, monitor, and report on the effectiveness of information security controls and compliance with information security policies.
* Control and ensure that information security is not compromised.
* Perform regular vulnerability assessments to evaluate effectiveness of existing controls.
* Ensure that non-compliance issues and other variances especially are identified and resolved in a timely manner.
* Provide expect advice and recommendation in respect of Information Security.
* Pro-actively identify gaps in the group standards, whether through an analysis of internal waiver requests incidents and KPIs, feedback from other security managers or from a study and external developments.
* Manage the process to engage with subject matter experts and the wider information Security community across the group to maintain relevance of the standards and to ensure buy-in by all parties.

Risk Management:

Identification and manage of information security risks to achieve business objectives:

* Develop a systematic, analytical, and continuous risk management process relating
* Identify and analyze risks through suitable methods approved by the CISO
* Conduct 3rd party service provider security assessment on the Bank’s critical vendors in disparate locations.
* Define and recommend strategies and prioritize options to mitigate risk to levels acceptable to the Bank.

Manage Information Security Awareness and Training activities:

* Train staff and promote awareness of policy and standards in an effort to build a culture of risk management.
* Design awareness content and deliver using appropriate channels for all the constituencies who must be made aware of their security responsibilities. This includes: all staff, specialist IT staff, business unit heads, senior management, specialist in the risk and compliance areas.
* Manage appropriate ‘’sign-off” mechanisms to record that staff have been made aware of their responsibilities.
* Conduct Information Security induction for new staff members
* Develop and deliver effective information security education and awareness to influence culture and behaviour of staff.
* Induction processes for new staff, newly promoted management, Staff operation help desks, call centers or user registration processes, Technical administration staff, Developers and testers, other particularly sensitive functions.
* Conduct Targeted trainings different departments and audiences.

ISO 27001 Certification

* Assess the organization’s readiness for certification against ISO 27001; prepare AfDB Group for certification against ISO 27001 at an appropriate time.
* Maintain the Bank’s Information Security WebPages as a source of up-to-date information about Policy, Standards, methods and people.

Other Duties:

* Developing and implementing a Bank-wide information security program as directed by the CISO

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a Master degree in Information Security or an Information Security related field.
* At least four (4) years of relevant and pertinent experience in Information security.
* Familiar with good security practices gleaned from sources such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series and NIST SP 800 standards plus applicable law and standard
* Mixed coordination, analytical and technical skills and knowledge in all aspects of computer security in enabling the business.
* Experience of delivering information security awareness and training activities, ideally with experience of developing creative materials used
* High level degree of confidentially and integrity; very good interrelations skills, and diplomatic skills.
* Good understanding of computer systems security strategies, policies, principles, procedures and standards.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French; with a working knowledge of the other language.
* Demonstrated ability to analyze facts and implement concrete solutions.
* Very good records of networking with people and knowledge of successful integration in a multicultural organization.
* Excellent customer service attitude and ability to work in a team.
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Statistical Assistant Vacancy in a Bank

* Position title: Statistical Assistant ESTA2
* Grade: GS - 7
* Position N°: NA
* Reference: ADB/010/104
* Publication date: 02/08/2010
* Closing date: 02/09/2010

Objectives

Preparation of ICP activities: To assist in the assessment of the statistical capacity and development of RMCs; To assist countries in the design of their ICP work plan; To prepare draft reference classifications and lists of items to be priced by RMCs; To assist in the coordination of ICP activities at the regional level.

Conduct of ICP Surveys and Analysis: To contribute to the preparation of ICP technical documents; To collate and help process ICP data transmitted by countries; To help validate and analyze ICP results and prepare relevant flagship publications.

Implementation of Capacity & Institutional Building Activities in RMCs: To assist in preparing training materials for RMC’s statisticians; To assist in conducting statistical capacity building activities in RMCs; To assist in evaluating country and regional statistical architecture, data scope and quality within the context of Bank operations and programs needs; To assist in the preparation of meetings at sub-regional and regional levels; To assist in the design and updating of live databases; To assist in the dissemination of ICP and other relevant statistical results.

Research activities: To assist in the undertaking research on statistical methods and analysis relating to sensitive and new issues such as poverty, the informal sector, own-consumption, own-construction, surveys on price haggling; To assist in drafting articles on statistical research undertaken within the context of ICP and other capacity building activities of the Division.
Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall responsibility of the Manager of the Statistical Capacity Building Division, ESTA.2 and general guidance of the Research Assistant will be required to:

* Compile reference ICP classifications and lists of items which countries would use to update their own lists of goods and services to be priced;
* Assist in the preparation of ICP technical documents: methodological documents, survey schedules, reporting frameworks;
* Put together and organize ICP data transmitted by countries;
* Develop data editing and validation tools, edit, check and validate price data of participating countries and carry out quality adjustment as per ICP requirements;
* Collect and compile data from primary and secondary sources, which may be required for the computation and analysis of PPPs;
* Compile documentation needed to prepare working documentation for regional and sub-regional workshops;
* Design databank meant to store and facilitate the use of data and related information, maintain and manipulate it, ensure the integrity of this databank, develop data presentation formats, and/or prepare charts of specific reporting activities;
* Assist in undertaking statistical capacity building activities in RMCs and sub-regional organizations;
* Assist in providing statistical support to Bank operations;
* Collect and compile data needed to carry out research on statistical critical issues, and assist in further analysis. The following are research areas where assistance will be mostly required:
o ICP and PRSPs;
o ICP and National/Regional Poverty Lines;
o Price and Expenditure Related Analysis of other Surveys: HES, DHS, CWIQ, Census, Agricultural Census/Surveys,
o ‘1-2-3’ Survey on the Informal Sector;
o CPI Basket for the Poor (Food/Non-Food; Caloric Intake);
o ICP/CPI integration and synergy;
o Analysis of Price Related Behavior of the Poor;
o Bargaining Power Adjustment;
o Own Account Construction;
o Quality Adjustment in annual averages and PPPs;
o Typical Construction Inputs and Components;
o The Price Ratio Method in intra-country comparisons;
o Improvement of statistical surveys with respect to price and National Account raw data.
* Assist in the dissemination of ICP and other relevant statistical results;
* Perform other related duties assigned b the Chief and Principal Statisticians and/or the Manager of the Division.

*This Position Does Not Attract International Terms And Conditions
Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or equivalent in quantitative economics, or related field with a good knowledge of quantitative and econometric methods;
* Preferably a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a national or international research or development institute;
* Demonstrated ability in statistical, econometric methods, SAS environment, EViews, R, Matlab, SPSS, etc.) including forecasting techniques, and utilization of statistics management computer programmes;
* Competence in the use of software such as Excel, Bloomberg, Reuters and Office applications used by applications (Word, Access and PowerPoint), SAP knowledge desirable;
* Ability to communicate in English and /or French, with a good knowledge of the other language.


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chief Field Office Security Manager Job

* Position title: Chief Field Office Security Manager
* Grade: PL-3
* Position N°: 0884
* Reference: ADB/ 10/107
* Publication date: 05/08/2010
* Closing date: 07/09/2010

Objectives

The key security objectives are to assure for all of the Bank’s location throughout Africa the:

* Management of protection of all ADB assets and personnel in Field Office locations.
* Management of security and emergency contingency plans for all Field Offices.
* Manage all strategic security documents at the regional level.
* Manage the preparation of threat level reports relating to Field Offices.
* Mitigation management and identification of all threats to the ADB in Field Office locations and the development of risk mitigation strategies and effective counter measures.
* Lending the Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment management process to be included in all Security Unit (SECU) reporting to the Head of Unit, Security.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Security Unit in fulfilling his prime duties the Security Manager is tasked to:

* Manage the Field Office security plan in coordination with the five regional Field Office Security Officers.
* Collect, prepare, maintain and put into action the ADB’s strategic risk assessment program for the Field Offices, through which he will identify and characterize threats, assess risks, design countermeasures to eliminate or reduce risks and propose cost-effective solutions for a safe return to Headquarters.
* Provide security advice for all Field Offices to the Head of the Security Unit in both a pro-active and reactive manner.
* Manage all Field Office related security documentation such as risk assessments, security procedures, reports concerning threat levels, security incidents involving ADB personnel, the organization of security at the Field Offices and the analysis of security events affecting the Bank at all regional locations.
* Establish and maintain good working relationships with the security authorities at Field Office locations, with the United Nations Security Coordination Department, and also with counterparts in similar organizations.
* Manage the physical security environment at the Field Offices to support decentralization.
* Conduct liaison with the contracted security companies across Africa.
* Manage crisis and emergency plans for all personnel in the Field Offices, covering eventualities such as war, country evacuation, earthquake, flood, fire and temporary loss of asset access, and any other credible natural/man made disaster or major accident.
* Set in the absence of the Head of Unit.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a Master degree or its equivalent in a security related field.
* At least 7 (seven) years of relevant and pertinent experience in the security profession.
* Extensive experience in military, police or relative field required.
* Able to propose any creation or modification of policies or procedures concerning security at the Fields Offices by way of their submission and discussion with the Head of the Security Unit.
* High level degree of confidentially and integrity; very good interrelations skills, and diplomatic skills.
* High level of credibility, as he is invested with a high degree of authority both internally and externally.
* Discreet and quiet professionalism with career background in security field.
* Proven leadership; Ability to work in a stressful environment and able to deliver timely results.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French; with a working knowledge of the other language; Ability to think strategically.
* Demonstrated ability to analyze facts and implement concrete solutions.
* Excellent customer service attitude and ability to work in a team and manage diverse elements through complex project management scenario.
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

A full background investigation must be completed on the selected candidate

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Compliance & Mediation Officer Vacancy- Banking Job

* Position title: Principal Compliance & Mediation Officer
* Grade: PL-4
* Position N°: NA
* Reference: ADB/10/108
* Publication date: 05/08/2010
* Closing date: 09/09/2010

Objectives

The Independent Review Mechanism has been established for the purpose of providing people adversely affected or likely to be affected by a project financed by the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, the Nigeria Trust Fund and other Special Funds administered by the Bank with an independent mechanism through which they can request the African Development Bank Group to comply with all its own policies and procedures.

The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) combines compliance review and problem-solving functions to be undertaken in accordance with the established Operating Rules and Procedures for the mechanism. The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) administers the IRM and is the first point of contact with the Requestors (Complainants). CRMU conducts the problem-solving exercises and administers a Roster of Experts consisting of three external experts appointed by the Boards of Directors on a 5 year non-renewable term. Upon the authorization by the Boards of Directors or the President, the Experts will form Compliance Review Panels to undertake independent compliance reviews of projects.

The Principal/Senior Compliance & Mediation Officer of the CRMU shall assist the Director in various areas, such as listed under Duties & Responsibilities below. Envisaging that most CRMU activities involve economic, environment and social issues, the Senior Compliance Officer is expected to have thorough knowledge of and experience in handling complex environmental and socio-economic problems in development of projects and in ensuring compliance with laws and institutional policies and procedures. Alternative conflict resolution mechanisms such as mediation, dialogue facilitation and conciliation are considered an important aspect of the mandate of the CRMU, particularly in dealing with involuntary resettlement and public participation issues, and as instruments of handling complaints from people adversely affected or likely to be affected by a Bank financed operation.
Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director CRMU, the Principal/Senior Compliance & Mediation Officer shall carry out the following:

* Assisting the Director of CRMU in the general management of the Independent Review Mechanism;
* Advising the Director of CRMU and the Compliance Review Panels when undertaking problem-solving activities and compliance reviews respectively;
* Preparing information and materials about the Independent Review Mechanism, including relevant information for the AfDB/IRM web site;
* Undertaking outreach activities to sensitize Bank staff, project affected people and civil society organizations on the Independent Review Mechanism;
* Familiarizing him/herself with, and collecting information on the Bank Group’s project documents policies, strategies, procedures and guidelines, relevant for use by the CRMU when screening Request and undertaking Problem-Solving exercises and Compliance Review;
* In particular be responsible for economic and social documentation, and to regularly update him/herself with all new Bank policies, strategies, rules and guidelines, as well as updating the CRMU documents accordingly, and problem-solving techniques;
* Reviewing Requests received by the CRMU for Problem-Solving and/or Compliance Review with respect to their eligibility and formal correctness;
* Preparing Reports related to the screening process of Requests for Problem-Solving and/or Compliance Review, and Reports to the Boards or the President with recommendations of whether or not to undertake a Compliance Review;
* Analyzing data and proof-reading draft reports prepared by Compliance Review Panels;
* Participating in Problem-Solving exercises, including writing Problem-Solving Reports;
* Cooperating and coordinating with other multilateral development banks and financing institutions with similar independent review mechanism on co-financed projects under review or problem solving by the IRM;
* Participating in the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations resulting from a Problem-Solving exercise or Compliance Review, as approved by the Boards or the President.
* Contributing to the preparation of the IRM Annual Reports, Progress Reports and other reports on specific cases.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a Master degree or its equivalent in social science, anthropology, sociology, development, environment, law, or related humanities field or a combination of related or equivalent studies/degrees;
* At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience respectively for PL4 and PL5 positions in social development, conflict resolution and consensus building especially in settling human and social problems in developing countries preferably in Africa;
* Experience in applying relevant public participation, social policies and other relevant policies in development of projects, such as environmental conservation and resettlement of people, and a keen interest in ensuring compliance with socio-economic policies;
* Familiar with the objectives and functions of multilateral development banks and financing institutions;
* Ability to make sound, impartial and fair judgment;
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to carry out effective dialogue with stakeholders, including government officials, project affected people, civil society organizations, and Bank staff and managers;
* Excellent writing skills and proficiency in the working languages of the Bank (French and English). For the advertised post, fluency in oral and written French is required, with working knowledge of English.


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Senior Field Office Security Officer Job

* Position title: Senior Field Office Security Officer
* Grade: PL-5
* Position N°: 0885
* Reference: ADB/10/106
* Publication date: 05/08/2010
* Closing date: 07/09/2010

Objectives

The key security objectives are to assure for all of the Bank’s location throughout Africa the:

* Protection of all ADB assets and personnel in Field Office locations at the regional level.
* Availability of security and emergency contingency plans for Field Offices in a specific region.
* Prepare and maintain all strategic security documents at the regional level.
* Preparation of threat level reports relating to Field Offices.
* Identification of all threats to the ADB at the regional level and the putting into place of effective counter measures at the regional level.
* Conducting regional level Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment Reviews to be included in all Security Unit (SECU) reporting to the Chief Field Office Security Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Field Office Security Officer in fulfilling his prime duties the Security Officer is tasked to:

* Manage the Field Office security plan in coordination with the five regional Field Office Security Officers.
* Prepare, maintain and put into action the ADB’s operational and tactical risk assessment program for the Field Offices in a specific region, through which he will identify and characterize threats, assess risks, design countermeasures to eliminate or reduce risks and propose cost-effective solutions for a safe return to Headquarters.
* Provide security advice for all assigned Field Offices in a specific region of Africa to the Chief Field Office Security Manager in both a pro-active and reactive manner.
* Prepare, for the approval of the Chief Field Office Security Manager, all Field Office related security documentation such as risk assessments, security procedures, reports concerning threat levels, security incidents involving ADB personnel, the organization of security at the Field Offices and the analysis of security events affecting the Bank at all regional locations.
* Establish and maintain good working relationships with the security authorities at regional locations, with the United Nations Security Coordination Department, and also with counterparts in similar organizations.
* Monitor and improve the physical security environment at the Field Offices in a specific region of Africa to support decentralization.
* Conduct liaison with the contracted security companies in the assigned region.
* Prepare and maintain crisis and emergency plans for all personnel in the assigned region, covering eventualities such as war, country evacuation, earthquake, flood, fire and temporary loss of asset access, and any other credible natural/man made disaster or major accident.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a Master degree or its equivalent in a security related field.
* At least five (5) years of relevant and pertinent experience in the security profession.
* Extensive experience in military, police or relative field required;
* High level degree of confidentially and integrity; very good interrelations skills, and diplomatic skills.
* Discreet and quiet professionalism with career background in security field.
* Proven leadership and supervision of teams; Ability to work in a stressful environment and able to deliver timely results.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French; with a working knowledge of the other language.
* Demonstrated ability to analyze facts and implement concrete solutions.
* Excellent customer service attitude and ability to work in a team.
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

A full background investigation must be completed on the selected candidate.


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chief Evaluation Officer Job

* Position title: Chief Evaluation Officer
* Grade: PL3
* Position N°: 007
* Reference: ADB/10/109
* Publication date: 10/08/2010
* Closing date: 21/09/2010

Objectives

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a leading development institution in the continent, focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction. It engages with the full range and complexity of development challenges in Africa. Core operational priorities include infrastructure, governance, regional integration, and engagement in fragile states.
Duties and responsibilities

The incumbent reports to the Division Manager, Project and Program Evaluation Division of the Operations Evaluation Department. S/he will:

Lead/Conduct and manage private sector operations evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards and ensure that evaluations are useful and address strategic issues.

* Develop and review policies, guidance, systems, procedures and tools related to private sector operations evaluation.
* Plan and carry out high level evaluations of the Bank’s private sector interventions, policies, sectoral strategies and cross-cutting themes, ensuring that such evaluations meet relevant good practice and evaluation quality standards
* Plan, lead and supervise professional evaluation teams (including both staff and consultants) undertaking private sector operations evaluation activities;
* Develop/adapt methodological approaches and ensure that appropriate and up-to-date evaluation approaches and methods are applied; and participate from time to time in MDB-ECG benchmarking exercises
* Plan and manage utilization of human and financial resources allocated to each evaluation, and monitor and report on the use of resources
* Guide Evaluation Officers in the preparation of review notes on private sector operations expanded supervision reports, and independent evaluations, including synthesis reports, sector and thematic reviews and evaluations, , reviews of operations processes and corporate evaluations;
* Provide guidance to Staff and other stakeholders, including RMC private sector representatives, to ensure that the OPEV’s approach is aligned with the MDB Evaluation Cooperation Group Good Practice Standards, the Bank’s private sector policies and strategies, ;
* Collaborate with the Division Manager in the quality control of OPEV products to be submitted to the Board Executive Directors;
* Carry out peer review to ensure that evaluations conducted by other OPEV staff meet high professional standards in line with AfDB Evaluation policy;
* Prepare clear and concise evaluation reports to the standard required by the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE), concisely presenting evaluation findings, lessons, conclusions and recommendations;
* Ensure that evaluations take into account cross cutting issues including gender equality, environmental protection and poverty reduction, and give attention to gender equality and diversity issues in the composition of evaluation teams and the conduct of evaluations.

Promote the evaluation function in the Bank and Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and ensure that evaluation results are made widely known.

* Ensure effective and appropriate communication of evaluation findings, lessons, conclusions and recommendations to the relevant stakeholders;
* Lead or manage review, analysis, and commenting on documents prepared by Private Sector Department and other Units of the Bank to ensure that lessons of experience are duly incorporated in the design of Bank Group policies and operations;
* Represent OPEV in the relevant fora within the Bank to ensure that relevant and useful evaluation lessons are reflected in policies and strategies;
* Prepare evaluation summaries and presentations for wide communication of evaluation results
* Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish dialogue on evaluation results;
* Develop assessment tools and provide assessments of various policy, operations or technical papers to be considered by OPEV, in particular seeking to ensure that evaluation results are taken into account in the Bank’s policies and operations;
* Represent OPEV in relevant conferences, workshops, seminars etc within the Bank and elsewhere, seeking to ensure that evaluation perspectives and results are given due consideration;
* Arrange/contribute to evaluation training and evaluation capacity building in the Bank and in RMCs, including preparation of suitable training material.

4. Effectively manage human and financial resources in OPEV

* Assist the Division Manager and senior management team in developing OPEV’s work programme and managing OPEV’s human and financial resources
* Select and supervise evaluation consultants, ensuring that reports and other products are delivered on time and meet professional standard;
* Help assist in coaching staff in line with the Banks performance management system.,

5. Contribute to cooperation and harmonisation in development evaluation

* Cooperate with evaluation units in other MDBs and development agencies, and with professional evaluation bodies, with a view to promoting effective collaboration and harmonization of private sector operations evaluation.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

Professional Skills Requirements:

* At least a Masters degree in economics, financial analysis or other relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education
* A minimum of seven (07) years experience in private sector operations evaluation or related field; a successful broad knowledge of all aspects of private sector project management and evaluation, will be an advantage

General Competencies The work demands intellectual leadership and ability to apply evaluation knowledge and methods to broader operational policies and strategies.
The Chef Evaluation Expert must be able to demonstrate:

* An overview of the Bank Group’s policies and operations and a sound knowledge of social and economic development in Africa.
* An ability to analyze evidence rigorously and form independent judgments on complex issues based on analysis
* Sensitivity and diplomatic skills to handle sensitive issues effectively and successfully manage difficult discussions with staff and stakeholders.
* Highly developed communication skills (in English or French with good knowledge of the other language), orally and in writing, to explain and defend difficult issues and positions to senior Bank management, Board Members, government officials, private sector representatives, etc.
* Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as team leader and team member, and a commitment to teamwork
* Ability to build and have effective working relations and professional networks with clients and colleagues in a multi-cultural environment and to manage diversity constructively
* Leadership skills (with regard to staff, evaluations studies, missions, and other evaluation activities)
* Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint; Knowledge of using SAP is desirable


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Systems and Telecoms Administrator Job in a Bank

* Position title: Systems and Telecoms Administrator
* Grade: GS-7
* Position N°: NA
* Reference: ADB/10/111
* Publication date: 10/08/2010
* Closing date: 12/09/2010

Objectives

NA
Duties and responsibilities

The position is located in the Computer Information Management & Methods Department, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Division (CIMM.2). The incumbent will work directly within the Network and Telecommunications Team in providing configuration management and technical support services pertaining to the Systems and Network technologies including LAN, WAN, WLAN, Wireless, VoIP, Voice, IPBX, Data and Videoconferencing.

Major duties and responsibilities of the incumbent with the appropriate profile will be as follows:

Systems Administration

* Installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of operating system software and hardware and associated utility software products, in support of operational system(s) and the development environment.
* Provision of day-to-day network administration and support, including: resolution of network user problems, data backup and restore, production of network performance statistics, provision of network diagnostic information, and site surveys.
* Deployment, maintenance and monitoring of active network gear: switches, routers, firewalls, etc., and commonly includes activities such as network address assignment, assignment of routing protocols and routing table configuration as well as configuration of authentication and authorization of directory services.
* Maintenance of network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers as well as printers, etc., and may include maintenance of certain network servers: file servers, VPN gateways, intrusion detection systems, etc.
* Authorization and monitoring of access to specific parts of the network infrastructure in accordance with established organizational policy. Includes investigation of unauthorized access, and the performance of other administrative duties relating to network security management.
* Provide 2nd level support to Help Desk Officers, in supporting to users of systems and network facilities and services;

Network and Telecommunication Administration

* Monitor, Operate and maintain the LAN and WAN systems and provide related support services;
* Ensure that all network hardware and software complies with industry standards and best practices
* Manage the provision of agreed quantities and quality of service and support, particularly the integrity and confidentiality of information delivered to and sent by users, the levels of service performance such as throughput, availability and response time, and the timely and effective handling of enquiries and requests for guidance or action on problems
* Ensure that network traffic, and the performance and quality of service provided by the network and its constituent hardware, software, transmission services and support functions are monitored and reviewed
* Document all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate
* Provide remote corrective support, maintenance solutions and general guidance to the Field Offices technicians on network systems.
* Monitor, Operate and maintain the VSAT and PABX systems and provide related support services;
* Perform VSAT, PABX, Voice Message Server, Fax Machines, Fax Server, Voice Recording System routine preventive maintenance;
* Provide technical assistance to the team at TRA in monitoring, troubleshooting, coordination and resolving hardware/software problems in order to ensure maximum operating efficiency of the Telecommunications equipment;
* Participate in deployment of cellular phones and the mobile email phone sets (Pushmail, Blackberry)
* Compile the entire statistic related to the Bank’s mobile phones and Pushmail/Blackberry Phone Park.
* Interact with external services providers to ensure efficient and effective service delivery in accordance with Service Level Agreements as recommended by best practices of IT Services Management based on ITIL Framework
* Participate in the installation, maintenance and expansion of the Videoconferencing system platform at the Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis and Field Offices;
* Operate Videoconference site to site and multi-sites systems tools and equipment over IP and ISDN at the Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis;
* Compile daily, monthly statistics on users’ calls pertaining to Voice, Data and Videoconferencing facilities through the VSAT connection;
* Give remote corrective support and maintenance to the Field Offices technicians in testing to isolate remedies faults, adjustment, repair or replacement of defective system components.
* Provide users and field Offices IT technicians with technical support services, analysis, and problem resolution on post sale and installed systems (VSAT and PABX).
* By ensuring the Help Desk function, provide support to users of network and telecommunications facilities and services;

* This Position Does Not Attract International Terms And Conditions
Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or Electronics, or an equivalent diploma with strong knowledge of IT Networks & Telecoms Networks;
* Minimum 5 years of professional IT Networks & Telecoms or related experience, gained within a similar position;
* Familiar with System software that controls activities such as input, output, dynamic resource allocation, and error reporting, within the operation of a computer configuration. E.g.: Windows,Unix, Linux
* Proficient with networking and Communications technologies including the planning and management of the interaction between two or more networking systems, computers or other "intelligent" devices. E.g.: ISDN, Ethernet, TCP/IP.
* Knowledge at the associate to intermediate level of TCP/IP networks, WAN protocols, wiring and cabling, and network management solutions.
* Experience with Network Traffic Monitoring & Diagnostics Tools,
* Experience and/or knowledge with: QoS implementations, VoIP, WAN switching and routing, load-balancing and application-delivery solutions.
* Aware of VSAT and IPBX technologies
* Aware of ITIL concepts and general framework
* Strong computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages and Bank’s standard software (word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint, MS Projects etc)
* Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and French.



Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Performance & Talent Management Officer- Banking Job

* Position title: Principal Performance & Talent Management Officer
* Grade: PL-4
* Position N°: NA
* Reference: ADB/10/110
* Publication date: 12/08/2010
* Closing date: 07/09/2010

Objectives

The Bank’s staffing profile has expanded with 50% of staff new in their positions. There is need to strengthen the performance management process in the Bank to ensure that performance management is recognized as a core management function.

The Principal Performance & Talent Management Officer is responsible for developing systems, and structures, to ensure that African Development Bank Managers have the support they need to effectively transition to new human capital policies and procedures and to execute key components of the Human Capital Strategy Initiative focusing on performance management, talent management and succession planning.
Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Division Manager Staff Training & Development (CHRM.3), the incumbent will perform the following:

* Create a high performance culture in the African Development Bank by institutionalizing a high performance philosophy, guiding principles, common process and a discipline of Performance Management and Development;
* Support the African Development Bank’s succession management philosophy, guiding principles and processes and assist Managers build their pipelines talent for the future;
* Manage the continuous improvement and evolution of the African Development Bank’s performance management process and the supporting web-based application;
* Prepare, socialize and gain executive buy-in on strategic recommendations for improving the African Development’s performance management process and increase its value to the organization;
* Provide managers and employees with tools and resources to effectively manage and appraise performance;
* Deliver actionable reports on performance management process to the HR Director and Senior Management;
* Design, develop and deliver just-in-time training sessions on performance management to both staff and management;
* Create and manage performance management help desk to offer in-time support to staff and managers;
* Partner and work collaboratively with other HR staff to ensure that performance management processes and programs support African Development Bank’s key business strategies;
* Champion and support other Organizational Development initiatives such as mentoring, coaching, peer review/180 degrees/360 degrees feedback delivery as needed;
* Ensure that mobility and talent management are managed within the performance management process;

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* A minimum of a Master's degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organization Development, or other related advanced degree;
* Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of extensive and progressive experience in Organization Development with a primary focus on Performance Management, Talent Management and succession planning;
* Previous supervisory/management experience is an added advantage;
* Experience in dealing with high and low level industry players is a necessary requirement;
* Experience in and proven track record of superior project management and on-time execution of multiple projects with competing deadlines;
* Experience in vendor selection and management
* Advanced theoretical knowledge of best practice of performance management, talent and succession planning which is balanced by a proven track record of practical application;
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and HR Management Systems;
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills in either English or French, and a working knowledge of the other language.


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Resource Mobilization Officer Jobs, ORMU (3 Positions)

* Position title: Principal Resource Mobilization Officer, ORMU (3 Positions)
* Grade: PL-4
* Position N°: NA
* Reference: ADB/10/113
* Publication date: 13/08/2010
* Closing date: 15/09/2010

Objectives

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the continent’s leading development institution focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction. The Bank intervenes in a number of selected areas where Africa is facing complex development challenges. It lends directly to the public and private sectors through a variety of instruments, provides grants to eligible low income countries and, provides advisory services to African governments and Pan-African agencies. In recent years, the Bank has increasingly played an advocacy role for the continent internationally. Core operational priorities include infrastructure, governance, regional integration, engagement in fragile states, the private sector and higher education and skills development. The Bank’s has enhanced its African presence through a growing network of field offices (currently 25). The Vice Presidency for Country and Regional Programs and Policy (ORVP) is responsible for regional programs, procurement, policy, resource mobilization and partnerships.

The Resource Mobilization and Allocation Unit (ORMU) of ORVP leads the Bank’s resource mobilization activities and is responsible for major fund raising initiatives including for the African Development Fund (ADF), coordination/preparation of all relevant documentation to support resource mobilization, and monitoring funds allocation and debt-related initiatives (notably HIPC and MDRI).
Duties and responsibilities

The Officers report to the Unit Head, Resource Mobilization and Allocation. Core responsibilities include:

* Resource mobilization: provide analyses for building strategic options for raising resources; contribute to the consultation and negotiation process for selected funds, including ADF replenishment consultation meetings; and liaise with operational departments on these issues;
* Resource allocation: coordinate the annual process of allocating funds to low income countries, implement the process for monitoring resource utilization; contribute to the preparation of progress reports for ADF Mid-Term Review; and analyze implementation, including possible policy revisions, and the Bank Group’s positioning within the global aid architecture;
* Debt management and related issues: coordinate and contribute to the implementation of debt–related initiatives such as HIPC and MDRI, develop new initiatives in debt management capacity and non-concessional borrowing policy;
* Knowledge development and networking: participate in the organization of regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff and other stakeholders to explain the activities of the different funds and key drivers of the allocation system; propose new policies guiding resource utilization as required; participate in key Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) Meetings, working groups on Debt and Performance Based Allocation, and important donor and international meetings; contribute to effective collaboration with other departments and complexes on economic and sector work.
* General management and supervision: elaborate objectives, develop work programs and execute them; ensure that deadlines are met and that outputs reach the highest technical standards; manage junior staff throughout the year and contribute to their personal and professional development;

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

* Minimum a Master’s degree in economics, quantitative methods, modeling techniques or other relevant fields;
* Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience; solid grounding in the use of quantitative methods; and understanding of both public and private sector perspectives would be an asset;
* Fully established operational track record in achieving results;
* Experience in the management of major replenishment exercises;
* A good track record in fund-raising with international, public and private sector sources;
* Familiarity with debt related issues and debt management strategies;
* Proven ability to provide sound advice on how to articulate policy issues, set priorities and identify tradeoffs;
* Demonstrated ability to work across institutional boundaries with various teams, build and lead a team of professional staff, and utilise talent and the expertise of team members productively;
* Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work on short notice, take prudent risks and make timely decisions;
* Superior written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French (with a working-knowledge of the other language).
* High degree of discretion and tact in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels;
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).


Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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