Regional Projects Officer Job

Job Title: Regional Projects Officer


Main duties and responsibilities

The Regional Projects Officer will be responsible for program development & management; planning, monitoring and evaluation for LVRLAC.

His/her duties will be:

To spearhead the development of appropriate and competitive regional level and country level programs and projects for LVRLAC in line with the organisation's strategic plan and the emerging contextual needs opportunities and requirements.
To support the Secretary General in resource mobilization and maintenance of strategic links with donors and other relevant partners.
To supervise and oversee the efficient implementation of LVRLAC regional level programs and activities
To ensure proper documentation of and reporting on LVRLAC's programme activities and generate reliable and timely program/project reports for LVRLAC Management, donors and other relevant stakeholders
To develop and operationalise a functional and reliable monitoring and evaluation system that meets the learning and reporting needs of the Organization.
To establish a knowledge management system for LVRLAC.
To support capacity building of LVRLAC staff and member local authorities in program development, management and resource mobilization.

Job requirements

Minimum postgraduate degree in Project Planning and Management, Social sciences, Environment Science, Natural Resource Management, Economics, or Development Studies. Computer proficiency in word processing and Excel packages a must.
At least 5 years experience in a relevant senior management position with a reputable organization.
Solid experience in program design, management, monitoring and evaluation.
Experience in working on issues of sustainable development
Experience in participatory planning methodologies
Well developed writing and oral communication skills (including report writing and presentation skills)
Ability to lead and work as team member

Closing date: 06/09/2010.

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, names of three referees and the applicant's daytime telephone contact should be sent to:

Dama Consultants Limited
10th Floor Uganda House
P.O. Box 3967
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944

Applicants who meet the above specifications will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Head of Strategy and Business Development Vacancy- DFCU Bank, Uganda

Job title: Head of Strategy and Business Development

Reporting to the Managing Director.

The role involves driving the strategic and business planning activities of the bank and monitoring bank performance against the plan.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for business development and for delivering sales targets for both Retail and Corporate Banking.

Key Responsibilities

Gather relevant economic and market intelligence data on the banking industry in the region
Lead the preparation of periodic strategic plans that respond to the noted opportunities and challenges and manage the annual business planning process, ensuring that the business plans link into and support the longer term plans.
Monitor departmental performance against the strategic plan, clearly identifying performance gaps and supporting management team members to put in place plans to address gaps.
Work with the marketing teams to identify and segment the target market of the bank and ensure that appropriate products are developed for each of these segments.
Lead the innovation team in designing winning solutions to meet ever growing and changing customer needs in target markets.
Spearhead the bank's regional expansion and new markets, strategic marketing partnerships and banking alliances.
Draw strategies for entry and participation in strategic sectors with strong economic growth prospects.
Develop Business and Sales Strategies to deliver both Retail and Corporate Liability and Asset Targets.

Experience and background needed

A masters degree is a a pre-requisite or a professional qualification e.g. FCIB, ACCA, CFA
At least 10 years experience in a commercial environment with 5 years at a senior mgt level in the banking industry and 3 years as a head of department.
Experience in Strategy Formulation and Implementation is critical
Sales Management experience is essential
Strong networking and negotiation skills
Team management is key to the role and the candidate must have experience of developing team objectives and ensuring team direction
Effective interpersonal communication with proven ability to function well in a multidisciplinary team

Invitation and contact person:

If you meet the requirements as noted above, forward your application with a detailed CV including present position, pay and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates, by close of business on Monday 6th September 2010 to the address indicated below:

Head of Human Resources
dfcu Bank Limited,
2nd Floor, Jinja Road
P.O Box 70, Kampala.

Or by email to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

dfcu Bank is an Equal Opportunities Employer that does not discriminate on grounds of Gender, Age, HIV/AIDS Status, Disability or Race.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Tree Planting Support Officer- Government jobs, Uganda

Job Title: Tree Planting Support Officer
Location: Project Implementation Unit-Kampala
Reports to: Tree plant Sub-Component Manager (TPSC)

Under direct supervision of the Tree Planting Sub-Component Manager (TPSC), the Officer will be reporting to the TPSC Manager and work closely with the District Forest Officers (DFOs) in project districts and project sub-counties involved in the implementation of the Forestry Component. He/she will help the TPSC Manager in supervising and coordinating the activities of the Sub-county Forest Technical Officers (SFTO). The Officer will also work closely with partnership institutions involved in the implementation of the Project.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
General Tasks;
* Mentor technical Officers at sub county level in the preparation of work plans and implementation plans for the TPSC.
* Provide technical support to SFTOs on the establishment and Management of forest plantations. He /she will also promote the sharing of technical information with sub-county forest officers to enhance their effectiveness and efficien¬cy in the utilization of project resources.
* Advise on improvement of the technical content of guidelines and training materials to be used by SFTOs in the implementation of project activ¬ities,
* Assist the TPSC Manager.pf with preparation of performance contracts for SFTO and with monitoring the performance of SFTO.
* Supervise and monitor SFTO in the establishment and management of tree nurseries
*Provide guidelines for the establishment and management of tree seed stands.
Specific Tasks
*Provision of extension support
* Train SFTO and forest rangers in identified knowledge gaps
*prepare technical information, leaflets and manuals aspects of nursery establishment, tree planting and management to be used by the sub county forest technical officers
* Advise SFTO on support being provided to the farmer groups and individuals.
*Ensure the integration of the biodiversity conservation and sustainable land utilization in the TPSC activities.
* Monitor extension support to farmer groups and the individual involved in tree planting.

Support for Tree Planting
Supervise and guide SFTO in the implementation of the following activities:

• Seed collection, Nursery establishment and management, plantation establishment and management.
• Guide farmers on the establishment of on--farm demonstration plots,
• Guide SFTOs and Forest rangers in preparation of nursery work plans and budgets
• Monitor the training of farmer groups and individuals in record keeping and simple accounting
• Monitor disease and pest out brakes in forest plantations in the districts and advise the farm¬ers on mitigation measures.
• Advise districts, and sub-counties on the dangers from dry season fires arid help stake holders to construct fire control measures.
• Advise SFTOs on the integration- of non-timber forest products-e.g. beekeeping'(apiary), mush¬room growing etc

Outputs and Reporting:
• Field reports on project progress in the districts including output status and documentations 0n lessons learnt. (Technical accountability)
• Reports on the production of sensitization materials that takes into account the strengths and weaknesses of stakeholders and the opportunities provided by the project.
• Field training reports that aim at enhancing the performance of SFTO.
• Guidelines on preparation of Nursery work plans.
• Field reports on Seedling production from sub-county nurseries.
• Field reports on plantation establishment, tending and management
• Field reports on establishment of Tree Seed Stands.
• Field monitoring reports on performance of SFTOs.

Person Specifications
• A B.Sc. degree in forestry/ natural resources management or related disciplines from a recognized university.

Technical Experience;
• At least three years experience in planning and implementing forestry projects or sustainable natural resources management projects.
• Three years experience in capacity building/ mentoring for improved natural resource management projects.
• Have an updated knowledge of technical aspects of forestry conservation, as well as extensive and updated knowledge of forestry extension services and participatory tree-planting approaches at both theoretical and practical levels
• At-least 3 years professional experience on forest plantation establishment and integrated for¬est management.

General Qualifications:
• Experience of working in output-based assignments is required.
• Proven coordinating, networking and multidisciplinary team work skills.
• Team building skills.
• Good command of written and spoken English.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent report writing skills
• Proficiency in the use of computer applications/software programs.

Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
Reporting: The successful candidates are expected to report immediately.
Apply for this job

The Ministry of Water and Environment now invites competent individuals to indicate their interest in the above positions. Only short listed candidates shall' be contacted for more information and be invited for interviews. The applicants must provide information indicating their professional capability and experi¬ence to perform the above assignments and when they can be available. Successful candidates will be offered attractive consolidated packages. If you are interested, please send in an expression of interest and a typed CV by close of business, 4.00 pm on the 14th September 2010 with copies (NOT ORIGI¬NALS) of testimonials and certificates.

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
KAMPALA, UGANDA

For the attention of:
The Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Ministry of Water and Environment
PortBell Road, Luzira
Room 128
P.O.BOX 20026,
Kampala, Uganda.

Partnerships and Communities Officer- Government Jobs, Uganda

Job Title: Title: Partnerships and Communities Officer
Location: Project Implementation Unit-Kampala
Reports to: Tree Plant Sub-Component Manager (TPSC)

Under direct supervision-of the Tree Planting Sub-Component Manager (TPSC), the Partnerships and Communities Officer will provide technical support and advice on project activities and tasks to be executed at district and sub-county levels with respect to the implementation of Tree Planting Sub-Component

He/ She will be a subject matter specialist mandated to provide direction and guidance to activities of sub-county Forest Technical Officers
Principal Duties end Responsibilities:
•Advise the SFTO on the Integration of community tree planting into local government planting and budgeting
•Advise SFTO on the preparation of sensitization material that inform district and sub county technical staff, opinion leaders, politician’s farmers groups and the general public of he benefits from forests and the planted trees.
•Advise on the delivery of information for increasing awareness on the potential of forestry to improve livelihoods
•Advise SFTO on the preparation of sensitization materials covering the National Forest Policy, National Forest Plan, and the planting Act 2003 and the benefits from trees and forests.
•Advise on the Identification of (and use priorities and match the preferred tree species to planting sites In light of the priorities of local communi¬ties and individual households. •Guide SFTO on the identification of incentives that enhance community investment and participation in forest plantation programmes.

•Promote the involvement of the vulnerable and marginalized groups e.g. the disabled, youths HIV positive people and the landless.
•Advise on the integration of gender concerns and other cross cutting-issues into tree planting activities
• Train SFTO in carrying out the participatory market surveys.
• Advise SFTO on the development of MOUs between private land owners and the districts for establishment of tree stands.
• Guide SFTO on the preparation of work plans for the TPSC activities at sub-county level and Tree Seed Stands.
• Guide SFTO in the development of farmer groups and communities to enhance their capacities in leadership, gender concerns, organization development, conflict resolution, record keeping and basic accounting

Person Specifications:
• Minimum of a B.Sc. in socio-economics/ natural resources management or related disciplines from a recognized university.
• A Masters Degree in natural resources management will be an added advantage
Technical Experience
• Experience in guiding communities in imple¬mentation of tree planting projects or sustainable forest resource management
• Experience in capacity building for improved natural resource management.
• Experience in sensitizing the private sector/ communities in using natural resources to combat poverty and improve livelihoods.
• Knowledge of participatory tools to enhance the mobilization of the private sector in social development,
• Knowledge of forestry conservation, forestry extension services and participatory tree-planting approaches at both theoretical and practical levels,

General Qualifications:
• Experience of working in output-based assignments is required.
• Proven co-coordinating, networking and multidisciplinary team work skills.
• Good command of written and spoken English.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent report writing skills
• Proficiency in the use of computer applications/software programs.
Apply for this job

The Ministry of Water and Environment now invites competent individuals to indicate their interest in the above positions. Only short listed candidates shall' be contacted for more information and be invited for interviews. The applicants must provide information indicating their professional capability and experience to perform the above assignments and when they can be available. Successful candidates will be offered attractive consolidated packages. If you are interested, please send in an expression of interest and a typed CV by close of business, 4.00 pm on the 14th September 2010 with copies (NOT ORIGINALS) of testimonials and certificates.

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
KAMPALA, UGANDA

For the attention of:
The Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Ministry of Water and Environment
PortBell Road, Luzira
Room 128
P.O.BOX 20026,
Kampala, Uganda.

Micro finance Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Microfinance Advisor
Reporting to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Gulu

Duties and Responsibilities
• Monitor and advise our 11 partner SACCOs in rural areas of Northern Uganda
• Analyze financial statements of partner SACCOs and assess performance
• Train SACCOs based on identified needs during assessments
• Support, train, and monitor approximately 150 VISA groups
• Develop ACTED's micro-banking department for future growth

Qualifications:
• Degree in finance, banking, economics or any other related field;
• Minimum 4 years experience working with SACCOs and VSLAs;
• Good Computer Knowledge
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@acted.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

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Jobs

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
Reporting to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty station: Gulu

Duties and Responsibilities
•Obtaining all data from primary sources as stipulated in the monitoring and evaluation plan;
•Participate in needs assessment, evaluation preparation and implementation of projects; .Supervision of enumerators when necessary;
•Providing data to Data Officer on a monthly basis;
•Undertake routine quality control of project activities using key performance indicator; •Collect and collate data as well as managing project data bases; Facilitate project staff to undertake routine monitoring activities;
•Carry out regular field monitoring visits to ascertain project progress;
• Identify information needs, performance questions related to key indicators and targets for each project component to track progress;
•Write monitoring and evaluation reports;
•Supervise data collection and ensure data quality control in the field;
•Any other duties assigned by the M and E Officer.

Contract period: 6 months (renewable)

Qualifications and Experience:
• A minimum of 1 year experience in monitoring and evaluation;
• Competence in computer packages;
• 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;
• Flexibility and adaptability;
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@acted.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

Income Generating Activity (IGA) Field Officer- Uganda Jobs

Job Title; Income Generating Activity (IGA) Field Officer
Reporting to: Small and Medium Advisor
Duty Station; Gulu

Duties and Responsibilities

•Monitor the IGA groups
•Collect financial data from the groups
•Collect group information
•Collect information on challenges and success stories of the groups
•Make weekly reports to be submitted to immediate supervisor
•Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:
•Degree in Business Management or any other related field; Minimum 3 years experience working with Small Business Groups
•Strong attention to detail; Good Computer Knowledge and skills.
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@acted.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

Logistics Officer- Jobs in Uganda

Job title: Logistics Officer
Reporting to: Area Coordinator
Duty station: Gulu

Duties and Responsibilities
•Procurement.
•Stock/Inventory
•Fleet Management
•Safety and Security
•Administration

Qualifications:

•Degree in Logistics, Procurement and supply chain management;
•Minimum 2 years experience in logistics especially with an NGO;
•Highly motivated;
•Ability to travel and work under pressure
•Good Computer Knowledge
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@acted.org or gulu.finance@acted.org

Legal Officer Vacancy

Job title: Legal Officer

Qualifications
i) A Masters degree in law from a recognized university and adiploma in legal practice obtained from the LDC.
ii) Other postgraduate qualifications will be added advantages.
iii) Working experience in higher education or related fields will be an added advantage.
iv) Enrolment as an advocate of High Court of Uganda will be an added advantage
v) A sound knowledge of ICT is a requirement.
Duties and responsibilities will be to:
i) Interpret to management and the Council, the provisions of the
Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act No 7 of 2001
and any other laws that have a bearing on the work of NCHE.
ii) Liaise with the office of the Solicitor General on all legal matters.
iii) Periodically review and propose amendments to statutory instruments of NCHE.
iv) Formulate contract and agreement documents between NCHE and other parties.
v) Receive and evaluate all legal documents submitted to the NCHE.
vi) Develop and write legal memoranda and statements as may be directed by the Executive Director and the Council.
vii) Scrutinize the legal implications of communications that go and come to NCHE
viii) Perform any other tasks assigned by Executive Director.

(i) Remuneration
The National Council for Higher Education pays an attractive consolidated package comparable to those of other statutory agencies.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
The National Council for Higher Education is an equal opportunity employer.

(ii) Submission
Interested persons should send, or personally deliver 8 copies of application with all the necessary attachments, photocopies of certificates, awards, publication records, names of three references,
email and telephone contact numbers, not later than September 6th 2010 at 5pm. Indicate the position you are applying for on the envelop and submit to; The Executive Director,
National Council for Higher Education 34 Cavers Crescent
P.O. Box 76, KYAMBOGO, UGANDA.

Senior Higher Education Officer Job in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Higher Education Officer,
Quality Assurance (Sciences)

Qualifications:
i) This is a senior position in the Secretariat of the National council for Higher Education. It requires enormous knowledge and experience in curriculum design, Quality Assurance maintenance and design;
ii) A Ph.D in Sciences, though a Masters degree will be considered.
iii) At least five years experience in teaching Science based disciplines in a University setting.
iv) Must have a brilliant record of research and publications in own discipline;
v) Experience in Science curriculum design, formation and implementation will be a required experience.
vi) Administrative experience as Dean, Head of Department, Quality Assurance or Research are necessary requirements

The duties of this Officer will include;
i) Reporting to the head, Quality Assurance Department, NCHE, the appointed person will be in charge of designing policy options for sciences programs programmes and institutions;
ii) Will participate in the accreditation of programmes and institutions;
iii) Will help in setting a national Quality Assurance mechanism;
iv) Take leadership in Science curriculum design, reform and implementation in universities and other tertiary institutions which deliver these disciplines;
v) Carry out any other task assigned by the Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education.

How to apply for the job
(ii) Submission
Interested persons should send, or personally deliver 8 copies of application with all the necessary attachments, photocopies of certificates, awards, publication records, names of three references,
email and telephone contact numbers, not later than September 6th 2010 at 5pm. Indicate the position you are applying for on the envelop and submit to; The Executive Director,
National Council for Higher Education 34 Cavers Crescent
P.O. Box 76, KYAMBOGO, UGANDA.

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