DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
Nature of employment: Contract
Tasks and Responsibilities
• Plan and development and communication of informational programs to maintain favorable public and stakeholder perceptions of the institute
• Gather, package and edit newsletters, reports, journals, technical reports, posters, brochures, internet web pages and other publications for internal and external audiences.
• Coordinate production of advertisements and dissemination of appropriate technologies; prepare quarterly progress and annual reports for the institute.
• Plan and develop informational materials and implement activities designed to improve community and employee understanding and acceptance of the institute's policies, objectives, strategies and services.
• Establish collaborative partnerships with intermediaries and other sector institutions including international organizations,
• Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans, in order to improve performance standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants should possess a good Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication with a bias to Development communication and at least three years working experience in a reputable organization. A Master of Science in similar field will be an added advantage.

Tenure of Office: Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Age: Candidates should not be above 45 years of age
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Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than Monday 20th September, 2010.

Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the lop left hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter specifying the institute of preference which should be addressed to:

The Director,
Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute P, 0. Box 389, MBARARA

ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
Salary Scale: UR 6
Nature of employment: Contract

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Attending to livestock and undertake activities such as feeding, spraying, vaccinations, deworming, dehorning, castration, tagging .artificial insemination, Disease diagnosis and treatment, weighing, milking and general maintenance of the paddocks.
• Prepares animal feeds and ensure right quality and quantity of feed is given to animals.
• Maintain, monitor and observe livestock experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation as well as interpreting and implementing quality assurance standards.
• Providing input on the development of the annual budget, especially item and cost specifications.
• Providing input in the design and construction of facilities for undertaking experiments,
• Analysing experimental data, interpret results and writing reports and summaries of findings.
• Work hand in hand and assist Farm Manager on livestock production matters.
• Carry out any other assignment as directed by management.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants should possess a good Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Animal Production and at least two (2years relevant experience],
Tenure of Office: Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Age: Candidates should not be above 45 years
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Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than Monday 20th September, 2010.

Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the lop left hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter specifying the institute of preference which should be addressed to:

The Director,
Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute P, 0. Box 389, MBARARA

CROP LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: CROP LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Salary Scale: UR 6
Nature of employment: Contract

Tasks and Responsibilities

• Preparing and maintaining laboratory materials, equipment, facilities and work area in a clean condition.
• Setting-up, adjusting, calibrating, cleaning, maintaining, and trouble shooting laboratory and field equipment.
• Receiving and prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols in order to ensure effective storage, handling, and disposal of samples and specimens such as solutions, soils and plants for isolation, analysis and labeling.
• Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing as well as preserving, isolating and analyzing samples and specimens as directed.
• Processing samples and amplification of DNA, prepare culture media, centrifuge as well as grinding, drying, packaging, weighing, incubation, sterilization, digesting and extraction.
• Conducting standardized biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of physical or chemical substances in plants and other products.
• Examine specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems through observation, examination, identification, isolation and purification of samples,
• Feed laboratory animals and insects.
• Conducting pathogenecity test, re-isolation (or multiplication and inoculum preparation,
• Conducting incidence and seventy assessment and participating in the screening of materials for disease damage and pest resistance,
• Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation.
• Providing input on the development of the annual budget, especially item and cost specifications.
• Providing input in the design and construction of facilities for undertaking experiments.
• Undertaking routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities including installation and calibration.
• Requisition for laboratory materials and equipment according to approved budget,
• Disposal of waste products in accordance with safety regulations.
• Observing laboratory health and safety procedures.
• Analysing experimental data, interpret results and writing reports

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants should possess a good Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. Working experience of two (2) years.

Tenure of Office: Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Age: Candidates should not be above 45 years
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Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than Monday 20th September, 2010.

Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the lop left hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter specifying the institute of preference which should be addressed to:

The Director,
Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute P, 0. Box 389, MBARARA

Site Architect Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: Site Architect
Reporting to the Project Manager, the architect will be responsible for:

• Preparation of design and specification.
• Approval of consultants' design, specifications, contractors' workings, drawings and method statements.
• Supervision of building works,
• Preparation of progress reports.
• Any other tasks as assigned by management.

Qualification and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Architecture or equivalent.
• Member of professional institution 8 registration desirable.
• Excellent CAD and Computer skills.
• 5 years relevant post -qualification experience in reputable organization/s.
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Application should preferably be submitted by e-mail to pm@nationwideug.com


Application By post or Hand may be submitted to:
The Project Manager
Nationwide Properties (U) Ltd.
Plot -65 Yusuf Lule Road
P.O Box No .838
Kampala Uganda

Deadline for applications 12: noon on 13¬th September 2010

Quantity Surveyor Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Reporting to Project Manager, The Quantity surveyor will be responsible for:
• Preparation of estimates, budgets, cash flows, tender dossiers.
• Approval of consultants' estimates and tender dossiers.
• Contract agreements and cost control.
• Interim payments 8 Final Accounts.
• Cost reports.
• Any other tasks as assigned by management.

Qualification and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or higher diploma in Quantity Surveying or
• Excellent Computer skills.
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Qualified candidates should send applications with detailed CV"s copies of academic qualifications and references with names, addresses and contact of at least 3 referees.
Application should preferably be submitted by e-mail to pm@nationwideug.com


Application By post or Hand may be submitted to:
The Project Manager
Nationwide Properties (U) Ltd.
Plot -65 Yusuf Lule Road
P.O Box No .838
Kampala Uganda

Deadline for applications 12: noon on 13¬th September 2010

Clerks of Work Job at Nationwide Properties

Reporting to Project Manager,
The Clerk of works will be responsible for:
• Supervising all the works of contractors,
• Should be al site full time.
• Under-standing the building industry knowledge of materials trades and methods.
• Good Quality control and Quality Assurance.
• Good Communication, writing and negotiation skills.
• Weekly report making.
• Maintain the daily site diary.
• Physical Fitness and ability to cope with the tight schedule and specification etc.
• Any other tasks as assigned by management.


Qualification and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or Equivalent in Civil Engineering.
• Excellent Computer skills.
• 5 years with degree, 7years with diploma of relevant post-graduate experience in reputable organization/s.
• Competiiive Packages commensurate with qualification and experience will be offered to the successful candidates.
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Job Title: Clerks of Work
Qualified candidates should send applications with detailed CV"s copies of academic qualifications and references with names, addresses and contact of at least 3 referees.
Application should preferably be submitted by e-mail to pm@nationwideug.com


Application By post or Hand may be submitted to:
The Project Manager
Nationwide Properties (U) Ltd.
Plot -65 Yusuf Lule Road
P.O Box No .838
Kampala Uganda

Deadline for applications 12: noon on 13¬th September 2010

Programme Officer -Planning and Monitoring Vacancy at Danida Uganda

Job Title: Programme Officer - Planning and Monitoring
Duty Station: Kampala with frequent trips to West-Nile and Acholi land.
Duties: These will include but not be limited to:
* Assist in preparation of guidelines for programme management.
* Advise implementing partners on preparation of work plans and progress reporting.
* Review work plans and budgets from implementing partners.
* Review progress reports from implementing partners and compile progress reports on programme level.
*Oversee outcome monitoring and impact assessment, which have been outsourced to a company

*Monitor vourcher administration which has been outsourced to an audit company

Qualifications and experience
* A relevant University degree with at least 2 years practical experience in planning and monitoring in development projects.
Competences
* Very good report writing skills.
* Fully conversant with MS Word and Excel.
* Presentation skills.
* Ability to work independently, often under pressure to meet deadlines.
* Knowledge of agriculture, rural livelihood dynamics and developments in Northern Uganda will be an added advantage.
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Contact
To apply, please send CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees including copies of certificates to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be clearly marked: "DAR/RALNUC -Programme Officer Planning and Monitoring" or "DAR/RALNUC- Programme Officer Agricultural Training" depending on the position you are applying for. No e-mails must exceed 2 MB,

Closing date is 5 PM on the 10th September 2010.

Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala - Uganda
Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug

Programme Officer Job, Danida Uganda

Job Title: Programme Officer - Agricultural Training

The person in this position will be reporting to the Senior Adviser, who is the head of the Coordination Function.
Duty Station: This position will be based in Arua.
Duties: These will include but not be limited to:
* Maintain the guidelines for the agricultural training system.
*Develop agricultural Training materials.
*Organize Training of Trainers.
*Advise the DFAs on implementation of the agricultural training. Supervise the implementation of the agricultural training.
* Assess the impact of the agricultural training and suggest improvements to the training system

Qualifications and experience
• A relevant University degree with at least 5 years experience in agricultural extension work

Competences

*Experience in developing training materials and organizing training courses
* Well-developed and effective communication skills both verbal and written,
* Presentation skills.
* Fully conversant with MS Word and Excel.
* A valid driving license.
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Contact
To apply, please send CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees including copies of certificates to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be clearly marked: "DAR/RALNUC -Programme Officer Planning and Monitoring" or "DAR/RALNUC- Programme Officer Agricultural Training" depending on the position you are applying for. No e-mails must exceed 2 MB,

Closing date is 5 PM on the 10th September 2010.

Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala - Uganda
Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug

Drought Preparedness Consortium Coordinator Job (1 position)

Key qualifications / Experience:
* University degree in the field of Food Security / Livelihood / Natural Resources Management and/or Disaster Risk Reduction.
* Proven experience and direct involvement in the implementation
* At least 5 years of direct experience in some other fields relevant for this project, in particular: Drought Preparedness, EWS, pastoral issues, water (water harvesting), nature resources and rage-land management.
* Proven and successful experience in managing ECHO or EU; funded project(s).
* Confirmed experience in mainstreaming gender equality and a rights-based approach. Sol id experience with national level advocacy and alliance building to work with a partner based approach.
* Computer literate, including Excel
*Holder of a valid driving license
*Fluent command of verbal and written English

Basic about the project and position;
Project period: July 2010-31 October 2011 (contract for the posi­tion ending 31st December 2011)
Implementing partners: ACTED, C and D and SSD (Caritas).
Geographical area: Karamoja (Abim, Nakapiripirit, Moroto Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Napak) and North Pokot (Kenya). Total budget EUR 1.2 Mio.
Duty stations: Moroto (70%) and Kampala (30%). Non family posting. Since it's a regional project all nationalities arc encouraged to apply but employment contract is on Local Employment Conditions.
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Contact:
To apply please e-mail CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for the post and how they meet the above competencies, incl. 3 work related referees and copies of certificates to the address below. Clearly mark in subject field or on envelope, the position you are applying for: Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB.

Closing date is 5 PM on the 14th September 2010

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. Note that all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orienta¬tion, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Bos 12405, Kampala - Uganda
Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppe.co.ug

Driver Jobs at Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Duties and responsibilities:
Reports to the Administrative Officer and performs the following duties:-
•Drives the UNBS vehicles as directed and ensure their safety.
•Check vehicles to ensure that they are in proper and good running condition.
•Maintain the vehicle by ensuring its cleanliness, regular service and repair.
•Maintain the vehicle records including service cards.
•Maintain accurate log sheets and give accountability of fuel used.
• Inform your supervisor immediately about mechanical problems which result from normal use and accident or theft immediately to both the Police and your supervisor.
•Any other official duties assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

• Should possess at least 3 Classes, (B, CH, DL and or DM) for the driving permit
• 'A' Level certificate of education
• At least 5 years experience in driving with a clean record
• A person of high integrity and honesty
• A certificate on motor vehicle maintenance will be an added advantage
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Mode of Application:
Interested persons with the above requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, to the address given below in person or by courier latest 5:00pm, 10th September 2010.

The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217, Nakawa Industrial Area
P.O. Box 6329

National Project manager Job - WWF

Required Qualifications
1. Education: Higher University degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Management
2. Experience:
A minimum of 6 years work experience in the management of projects in the field of natural resources management and sustainable development;
• Demonstrable experience in working with partners and stakeholders at all levels, from Government Ministries, Local Governments down to communities;
• Clear understanding of natural resource management policies and local government political structures;
• Previous work experience in the Afro-montane forest ecosystem of the Albertine Rift is an advantage;
• Ability to speak Lunyoro and/or Rutooro is an added advantage.

3. Skills and abilities:
• Proven leadership, team building and management skills;
• A working knowledge of financial management, especially at the project level;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to network, develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, internally and with local communities, local governments and CSOs;
• Adaptability and flexibility; able to take initiatives and prioritize among competing demands;
• Must be computer literate; familiarity with GIS applications is desirable.
• Must have the ability to lead a multi-cultural team and an interest in capacity building.
• Must be willing to travel extensively throughout the project area to visit sites where project-assisted activities are taking place.
• Strong skills in project planning, proposal writing, financing, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and experience working with donors;
• Proven 8 demonstrated trait of high integrity, honesty, accountability and transparency in managing public resources;
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Candidates meeting the required qualifications, skills and experience should send a letter of application and a detailed CV, telephone contacts and addresses of at least 3 referees to the Country Director,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
P.O Box 8758, Kampala

OR email kamBala@wwfuganda.org not later than 10¬th September 2010.

Note; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Training Officer Jobs at MTN Uganda (2 Positions)

Job Responsibilities

The position’s prime responsibilities are:
• Identify individual and organizational training needs through job analysis, staff appraisals and regular consultations with Supervisors and Managers and the human resources Department.
• Support the Customer Centricity strategy/culture within the organization through delivery of soft skills training programs e.g Brand Ambassador, LIRIC
• Design training courses and programmes necessary to meet training needs, or manage this activity via external provider (s)
• Manage the delivery, development and evaluate of training and development programmes; monitor and review the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with Managers or HOD’s
• Participate actively in product development projects and facilitate product education for all staff and partners e.g. MTN dealers
• Organize training venues, logistics, transport, accommodation as required to achieve efficient training attendance and delivery, plus provide training support to other departments as often as is required.
• Arrange for the maintenance of all necessary equipment and material relating to the effective delivery and measurement of training.
Job Requirements

The applicant must possess;- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Resources or Management Science

Previous experience required
• At least 1 year’s experience in a similar position
• 2-3 years working experience in a service oriented organization
• Experience working in a multi-national/ multi-cultural or business environment and in telecommunications company is desirable
• Ability to work with cross–departmental teams
• Possession of a valid driving permit

Must possess good communication, supervisory and time management skills, good leadership and negotiation skills, including ability to inspire and motivate other people.

Must be a keen observer, good listener and must have a high level of concentration, strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as good sense of humour, sociable, patience, and flexibility

Interested candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs, salary history and benefit package, copies of certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees to the Recruitment Officer, MTN-Uganda, P.O. Box 24624, Kampala OR hand deliver at MTN Towers, Plot 22 Hannington Road, reception desk, not later than 5:00 PM 3rd September 2010.
MTN Uganda is an equal opportunities employer.

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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