United Nations Job (UN Vacancy)-

Job title: Admin/Finance Specialist
Location : Monrovia, LIBERIA
Application Deadline : 30-Sep-10
Additional Category Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-3
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Nov-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : One year (Renewable)


Competencies for this UN Job
Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
* Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
* Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

* Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
* Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness

* Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
* Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
* Good knowledge of accounting
* Ability to successfully lead the Finance Team
* Excellent IT skills, knowledge of Atlas
* Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership

* Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
* Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Master’s Degree or equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or related field

Experience:

* 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing financial management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of another UN language desirable.

How to Apply
To apply for this job, click the link below

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=19215

UN Jobs- Vacancy for Public Infromation Officer at United Nations

United Nations job: Public Information Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 27 Sep 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 30 Jul 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION: Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-PUB-PMSS-424673-R-MULTIPLE D/S

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in one or more of the following: strategic communications, communications, public relations, international relations, broadcasting or other relevant disciplines such as social sciences, business administration or management. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications, public information, or media, including management, in large multicultural institutions; field experience with international organizations.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN official language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-212-963-2800

International Consultant Vacancy at the UN (United Nations)

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline : 02-Oct-10
Type of Contract : SSA
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 08-Oct-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : 20 days
Expected Duration of Assignment : ending 15th December 2010


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the UNV Office of the Executive Coordinator, and in close collaboration with members of the SWVR team (including a Project Manager, a Senior Writer, and in-house researchers) the consultant is responsible for producing a synthesis background paper that will be used to inform and strengthen the State of the World’s Volunteering Report (SWVR). The review will follow the guidelines described under the working title of each paper detailed below.

Each review will include:

1. Background and introduction to key issues and terms.
2. Comprehensive literature review on the identified subject matter.

* Provide global perspectives on the issue—with particular focus on research from the global South. Much scientific research on volunteerism focuses on aspects of volunteering in the global North while evidence from the global South (with a few notable exceptions) tends to be based on anecdotal sources. In the South, volunteerism still flies largely under the radar of public visibility. Since most of the studies on volunteerism focus on developed countries, the SWVR will emphasize developing and transition countries while also drawing on examples from the developed world.
* The text of the paper should be 7,500 to 10,000 words in length (excluding references).

3. Implications and recommendations for research, practice, and policy, as well as looking into the trends and future of volunteering within this topic.

4. Conclusions about the identified synthesis topic, based on a comprehensive, global literature review.

5. Include a full reference list (bibliography) of documents cited in the text, using Author-Date reference format. In addition, highlight 20-30 key references on the identified topic (with at least six references coming from the global South).

This contract also covers the potential participation of the author(s) of this background research in consultation(s) during the research process, in launch activities/events (of limited duration), as well as reviewing relevant segments of the draft for SWVR.

Time-frame

The consultant shall work from contract date until December 15, 2010 with the following
schedule:

Task Due Date
Outline of Paper Themes 14 days from the date of contract
SWVR Feedback on Outline One week from submission of outline
First Draft: November 22, 2010
Inputs from SWVR Team December 1, 2010
Final Draft: December 15, 2010


An outline identifying key themes and directions will be due 14 days following the signing of the contract. The consultant will receive feedback on this outline within one week. The first draft of the paper will be approximately two months after the contract date (November 22, 2010). Detailed comments on the first drafts will be provided by the SWVR team or outside experts to the consultant after each submission within two weeks’ time (December 1, 2010). After receiving the comments from SWVR team on the first draft, the author(s) is (are) expected to revise the draft according to those suggestions, and resubmit the final draft by December 15, 2010.

Brief Annotations of Special Issue Papers

The following annotations describe the specific requirements of each Special Issue Paper in brief. Contracted consultants will receive a more expanded description following the date of contract. The consultant will also be required to participate in regular electronic consultations with the SWVR team to discuss the work and clarify key issues. The final version of the Special Issue Paper may also be published on the UNV or World Volunteer Web website.

SIP-1: Volunteerism among the Poor
This paper will review research and identify critical issues related to volunteerism among those in poverty. The common perception that the Poor are too poor to volunteer is pervasive and results in the tendency to overlook a major resource for development in the North and South alike. The tendency to measure poverty in monetary terms and to see the Poor as primarily beneficiaries of assistance rather than as people with the capacity to help one another as volunteers through formal organisations and through informal channels has resulted in overlooking a major societal asset. This paper will review evidence-based studies undertaken in the North and South in recent years that question stereotyping of the Poor as it relates to volunteerism. It will examine deeply rooted cultures of mutual aid and reciprocity and their manifestations such as the wide range of social institutions found at local level including youth clubs, women’s associations, peasant groups, burial societies, savings clubs, tribal networks etc. that are based on volunteerism and that contribute not only to coping and survival but that can, under certain social, economic and other circumstances, enhance the well-being of the Poor and their communities.

SIP-2: Youth and Volunteerism
This paper will review research and identify critical issues related to volunteerism among youth, however defined. Its context is a world where a young person is much more likely to be unemployed than an adult – and about half the world’s population is under the age of 25. The economic downturn has hit this age group especially hard. In the South, where the majority of the world’s youth live, youth unemployment rates soar as high as 50% in some countries. The resultant levels of juvenile crime, drug taking, mental health afflictions etc., as well as the enormous loss to society of the productive potential of an important part of the population in numbers alone, are well known. As serious is youth’s sense of disaffection, alienation from the mainstream and a legacy of distrust and hopelessness. This review will investigate the relevance of volunteerism to young people in such circumstances, especially in developing countries. It will examine research that touches on questions such as: can volunteering prepare youth for the formal labour market; can it lead to self-employment; what role does volunteerism play in instilling a sense of civic responsibility in young citizens beginning their full role in society? It will also identify how to ensure that all youth (not just the well-connected) can have access to a full range of volunteer opportunities.

SIP-3: Gender and Volunteerism
This review will synthesise research and identify critical issues related to gender and volunteerism, especially in developing countries. The issue of the gendered nature of volunteerism at the local level, and its implications, has received scant attention. Women living in poverty are likely to experience material deprivation, social marginalisation, alienation, insecurity, fear and frustration. The traditional view is that volunteering adds an additional burden to the already disadvantaged situation of women. On the other hand, anecdotal information and recent empirical studies indicate that volunteerism can, in fact, provide an alternative context for women being active contributors to the community rather than marginalized recipients. Volunteering can be a means of increasing women’s self-esteem and sense of well-being, and can help women to gain a more accurate view of their own potential. This paper will review research
related to three types of types of women’s unpaid activities, namely: domestic work, subsistence production, and volunteering for others in the community. It will distinguish between care provided to family and care provided to non-related community members. It will highlight differing motivations, activities, burdens and rewards of volunteering for men and women in an effort to clarify the different forces at play. It should identify trends and paradigm shifts in the way that women’s contributions to society, through volunteerism, are perceived.

SIP-4: Volunteerism as a Force for Social Inclusion
This review will identify and discuss critical issues related to volunteerism and social inclusion/
exclusion (globally, regionally, by country, and locally). It will review research addressing how volunteering can help increase inclusion by combating feelings of personal isolation, empowering people with confidence and feelings of self-worth, challenging stereotyping of excluded groups, and offering opportunities for people to gain skills and contacts that can enable them to break out of social and economic exclusion. The review will investigate, for example, how young people acquire the skills and experience through volunteering that may facilitate their entry into the labour market; whether older
people continue to be actively involved in their communities and live healthier and more rewarding lives; whether people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS employ volunteering as way out of stigmatisation; and whether volunteering helps ethnic, religious and other minorities combat social isolation. Attention will be given to good practices in volunteer-involving organisations regarding inclusion/exclusion while also looking at examples where volunteerism may have introduced or reinforced exclusionary tendencies. The paper will investigate the importance of inclusion of volunteerism to individuals, as well as to society as a public good, especially in developing countries.

SIP-5: Volunteerism and the State
This review will identify critical issues related to volunteerism and the State, especially in developing countries. It is generally accepted that public sector support is needed for a healthy volunteer environment that contributes to national development. The paper will review such support, including enacting volunteer-related legislation; introducing fiscal measures; creating volunteer schemes, especially for youth; fostering volunteering in grassroots associations; setting up of local volunteer centres which recruit, screen,
and place volunteers; enhancing national awareness and promoting a positive image of volunteerism, including extending formal recognition of volunteer initiatives. The review will also synthesise evidence of the harmful effects of Government efforts to intervene in support of volunteerism. For instance, in some cases volunteer related policies have attempted to extend the outreach and quality of service delivery or to strengthen social cohesion, but have been underfunded and poorly implemented with deleterious effects.
In other instances, motivations have been more dubious, such as seeking to maintain basic services on the cheap in periods of cost cutting or aligning volunteer schemes with political agenda, with similar poor results. This review will examine the complex and sometimes controversial relationship between volunteerism and the State. It will include both official support for volunteerism, government-managed volunteer programmes, and government attempts to control/channel certain forms of volunteerism (such as advocacy volunteering). The issue of government compulsion of volunteer-like activities and its effects (positive and negative) will be identified.

SIP-6: Volunteerism and Governance
This review will identify critical issues related to volunteerism and its contribution to democratic and participatory governance, especially in the developing world. The argument that peoples’ engagement in volunteerism is positively correlated with participation in the wider political process is a long-standing discussion point. As far back as 1836, John Stuart Mill pointed out that learning the benefits of co-operating in a trustful manner with your neighbour in one endeavour helped develop the foundations for its application to others, including those of participating in a democratic state. This review will synthesise research that addresses whether involvement in volunteerism encourages people to be responsible citizens prepared for civic engagement and participate in democratic processes. Are people who volunteer more likely to vote in elections, join political parties, and become involved in broader governance of local communities? In which direction(s) does the causality seem to go (does civic engagement lead to volunteerism or vice versa)? This research review will help to address the question as to whether volunteerism contributes to healthy democratic societies.

SIP-7: Volunteerism and Technology in the ‘Digital Age’
This review will identify critical issues about how technology affects volunteerism in the ‘Digital Age’. Despite its very recent appearance, the digital age has already generated an enormous amount of literature. Yet, there is less written on how it affects the forms and outcomes of volunteering. The internet is a powerful social networking tool with the potential for group formation with a few clicks of the button. In this sense, organisations do not need to formally organise in order to provide certain kinds of support. Online communities like Facebook and MySpace are springing up continuously. However, the paper should review the literature on the nature and impacts of cyber/online groups that have some structure (electronic tribes; virtual groups). News articles published on the internet draw together people with diverse passions or interests by stimulating comments through blogs and discussions. Wikipedia, composed and edited by over a million volunteers, may now be the largest single-focus volunteer action group in the world. Initiatives may not always be at global scale, but they do give young people in particular a sense of participation and of belonging. As social networks and online communities grow, values such as sharing, openness and collaboration increasingly govern relationships between people but there is likely a trade off in terms of the loss of face to face contact. In addition to online networking, technologies such as mobile phones are often used to coordinate social action using SMS/texting to circulate information or to campaign for advocacy. For instance, mobile phones have been used by volunteers in many countries to monitor elections. However, election monitoring also requires volunteer preparation and training that must often be coordinate face-to-face. This review will consider the potential value of fast growing digital technology on volunteerism and its impacts, especially in the developing world.

SIP-8: The Role of the Media and Entertainment in Volunteerism
This review will identify the role of media and entertainment in the representation of volunteerism and as affecting volunteerism, especially in developing countries. The media have a critical role in shaping people’s views of volunteerism by keeping volunteering in the public domain. Volunteerism often gets media attention after sensational man-made or natural disasters. Informal volunteers are often the first on the scene, and are often portrayed as displaying plenty of goodwill and solidarity, but also as characterised by disorganisation and as lacking in professionalism. The media are also fond of ‘newsworthy’ stories about philanthropic action on the part of individuals helping the less fortunate—accounts that tend to reinforce traditional service views of volunteerism. This review will bring together such anecdotes and synthesise their impact on volunteer engagement. In recent years, there have been
growing discussions about concerns generated by Robert Putnam and others regarding a possible decline in civic engagement in recent decades and its impact on democratic processes. Likewise, surveys of volunteering tend to be the stimulus for articles on the topic. As a reaction against the overwhelming focus on economic indicators, in the past few years the media have also taken up topics such as happiness, trust, goodness/niceness, and values—in which volunteerism is implicitly or explicitly linked and discussed. This review will synthesise these trends and ascertain their impact on volunteerism. It will also identify the effects of media campaigns undertaken during the International Year of the Volunteer in 2001 by national broadcasters such as the UK’s BBC and Brazil’s Rede Globo, as well as more grassroots-focused efforts on the part of local newspapers, radio stations etc.

SIP-9: International/Transnational Volunteerism
This review will synthesise literature related to volunteering in an international or transnational setting (outside one’s own country). The forces of globalisation often promote volunteering in countries beyond one’s national borders. The range of international/transnational volunteer action ranges from short-term ‘voluntourism’ to longer-term, full-time volunteer engagement for a year or longer. Countries increasingly use public dollars to support volunteering schemes abroad as a form of international aid and development assistance. Others countries promote international/transnational volunteering as a means of educating young people for ‘global citizenship’ or to teach competencies needed in a global marketplace. While the typical model is global North-to-South volunteering, South-to-South and South-to-North volunteering also seem to be growing in popularity. This review will synthesise literature related to these trends. It will also identify salient topics such as the effects of volunteer tourism on host-communities, the intentions and
motivations behind publically-sponsored programs, the interplay between international and local volunteering and employment, and the unique overall contribution of international/ transnational volunteering to peace, development, and other positive outcomes.

SIP-10: Conflict Prevention and Recovery
This review will synthesise literature related to volunteerism and conflict prevention and recovery. Volunteering is involved in conflicts ranging from community level tensions and gang-related incidents to national and cross-border skirmishes and more serious violent conflict. Evidence of the role of volunteerism in building enduring peace, essential for the reduction of poverty, is beginning to emerge. Social capital theory points to some highly exclusionary bonding types of mutual support that can exacerbate tensions. It also points to bridging types of capital that can help form new links that cross ethnic, religious and other divides and that can provide the basis for mediation, conflict management and conflict resolution. This review will synthesise research on how volunteerism can connect people and communities in conflict situations. It will also provide pointers for actions that can help encourage people to work together towards sustainable peace

SIP-11: Climate Change, Environment, and Volunteerism
This review will synthesise literature on volunteerism as it relates to climate change and the environment. The climate of the Earth is changing, which continues to affect all peoples and species. This review will identify the key issues related to volunteerism and the environment, including the roles and impacts of volunteering on land degradation, desertification, ecosystem management, environmental governance, conservation, and resource efficiency with particular focus on developing countries. The review will also address how environmental issues affect patterns of volunteering – particularly those related to natural disasters and conflict.

SIP-12: Volunteerism and the Private Sector
This review will synthesise literature related to volunteerism and the private sector. Volunteering is often used by the private sector to make a positive impact on society while, at the same time, boosting their image of responsible behaviour. Increasingly, volunteering is viewed as an integral component of corporate social responsibility programs within the private sector. This review will identify trends with volunteerism and the private sector, such as increasing support for volunteering within developing countries—the Bayanihang Bayan Volunteer Programme, the Global Corporate Volunteer Council within IAVE, and related efforts. It will identify policies that support volunteering, especially in developing countries, such as provision of incentives for companies to promote and mobilise volunteers within their workforce, that contribute to volunteer-involving organisations (financial or in-kind), and that support public-private partnerships for volunteering.

SIP-13: Health and Volunteerism
This review will synthesise literature on the contribution of volunteerism to health, with a specific focus on its contribution to child and maternal health and HIV/AIDS, consistent with the UN Millennium Development Goals. For instance, a recent report from the ILO asserted that, “Recent efforts to eradicate smallpox and inoculate children against polio would not have been possible without the millions of volunteers mobilized for these efforts”. This review will identify key areas where volunteers have contributed to health prevention, promotion, and intervention. It will also identify key issues related to volunteerism and health such as legal and liability problems, issues related to international volunteerism, disaster relief and health volunteerism, formal and informal volunteers for mental health (e.g. counselling), maternal health (e.g. midwives), volunteerism as training for future health professionals, and the possible differences between health services provided by volunteer versus professionals.

SIP-14: Education and Volunteerism
This review will synthesise literature on the contribution of volunteerism to education. In areas where resources are scarce, volunteerism can make a substantial contribution to educational achievement, particularly in primary education. For example, as a part of their national strategy, Ghana has focused on recruiting retirees, as well as local and international volunteers to meet demand for teachers—which anecdotally has made a substantial impact. This review will identify the key issues related to volunteerism and education including student volunteerism, international volunteerism, and their unique contributions in remote and rural areas. Because inequality and poverty impede progress towards achieving universal primary education, the review will focus heavily on Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and other countries in the global South which are home to the vast majority of children out of school.

Competencies

* Research & writing skills, such as demonstrated through having successfully formulated background papers, campaign materials and case studies
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to work independently

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Advanced university degree in social sciences, with an emphasis in human/community development, international development, volunteerism, or related topic

Experience:

* At least seven years relevant work experience
* Experience with an international or regional volunteer association and knowledge of volunteerism for peace and development with its diverse manifestations and cultural settings required
* Previous published materials/research on volunteerism, required
* Previous work experience in the global South an asset

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in written and spoken English is essential;
* working knowledge of, or access to, additional language resources would be useful for a comprehensive literature review.

Cumulative Analysis:

The contract shall be awarded to the consultant who is the most technically qualified and provides the best value for the money. Only those who pass the 70% technical evaluation score will be considered. Only consultants with relevant experience in supplying similar services will be considered qualified.

Evaluation criteria and weights for Cumulative Analysis:


Evaluation Criteria Weight

Planning and Organizing 50
Review and Synthesis 200
Volunteerism for Development 100
Writing and Editing 50
Grand Total 400


How to apply

Applications should be submitted on line and include an up to date CV using the “apply now” option at http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=19103. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The applicant should clearly specify the paper s/he is interested in writing (e.g. SWVR: SIP-6: Volunteerism and Governance). Please note: not all papers are listed on the website link.

If you submit an application, UNV expects that you have read and agree with the TOR and the UNV Terms and Conditions, available online:

http://unv.org/fileadmin/docdb/pdf/2008/SSATerms2007.pdf

Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Assistant Program Administrator

Job Title: Assistant Program Administrator

Core responsibilities and duties include but not limited to;
Assisting the Program Administrator in overseeing Program administrative activities and providing oversight administration to staff and Program property-

Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience
The successful candidate should possess a Bachelors degree in Public/Business administration or equivalent. He/she should have at least 3 years working experience in a reputable donor funded organization. Must have organizational, supervisory and administrative skills. Should have knowledge of computer Ms Packages, flexible and willing to work and reside in a rural setting of Rakai District.
Apply for this job

How to apply;

Qualified applicants should send their application letters with detailed curriculum vitae, providing recognizable referees with a day time telephone contact by
24th September 2010 to;

The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279,KALISIZO-RAKAI

Or
Human Resource Manager,
c/o Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
NIH Block, P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Administrative Assistant

Job title: Administrative Assistant (1 position)
Core responsibilities and duties include but not limited to;
Compile, transcribe communications, coordinate and direct office services, make .travel arrangements for executives, maintain executive schedules, draft responses to correspondences and general basic administration of the executive office.

Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience
The successful candidate should possess a Diploma or Bachelors degree in public or Business administration with specialization in operations management and
administration
A fluent communicator in both oral and written English, with advanced knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, a strategic planner, good interpersonal relations, pleasant personality, knowledge of computer Ms Packages, flexible and willing to work and reside in a rural setting of Rakai District.
A minimum of 2 years of working as an Administrative Assistant in a busy organization/NGO/ Institution
Apply for this job

How to apply;

Qualified applicants should send their application letters with detailed curriculum vitae, providing recognizable referees with a day time telephone contact by
24th September 2010 to;

The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279,KALISIZO-RAKAI

Or
Human Resource Manager,
c/o Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
NIH Block, P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Vacancies in Uganda- Laboratory Technician

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Core responsibilities and duties include but not limited to;
The Laboratory Technician will be involved in all Laboratory procedures in the RHSP field Laboratory at Kalisizo Station. He/She will be required to work under Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) guidelines.

Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience
The successful candidate should possess diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution with a bias in hematology/chemistry. He/should have at least 2 years experience of at least 2 years in a large laboratory setting.

The Person should be:
* Pleasant, social, hardworking, flexible, with a spirit of team work/building.
* With good interpersonal skills, and high integrity.
* Fluent in English (spoken and written).
* Self-motivated and able to work under minimum
* Willingness to work and reside in a rural setting -Rakai District.
* Willing and ready to work for longer hours.
Apply for this job

How to apply;

Qualified applicants should send their application letters with detailed curriculum vitae, providing recognizable referees with a day time telephone contact by
24th September 2010 to;

The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279,KALISIZO-RAKAI

Or
Human Resource Manager,
c/o Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
NIH Block, P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Human Resourse Jobs in Uganda at Compassion International

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Specialist
Location: Kampala - Uganda
Reporting Relationships: The Snr. HR Specialist reports to the Ministry Services Manager.
Job Summary:
The Sr. Human Resources Specialist is responsible for leading the development and implementation of HR strategic and operational solutions tor the Country Office. Contributes as a member of the Country Management Team in planning, determining and implementing decisions that will foster a positive, highly productive workplace and a Country Office that effectively fulfills Compassion's mission

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion and faithfully upholds Compassion's ministry in prayer.
2. Working within one's influence, serves as an advocate for children around the world who live in poverty and are not able to speak out for themselves, This includes being informed about the issues of children and influencing others to care about children who are in need.
3. Supervises Human Resources Associate and/or Specialist.
4. Directs and provides strategic and operational solutions for all HR functions within the Country Office.
5. Plans and provides strategic solutions in staff development functions with the Country Director and Country Management Team by;
6. Keeps up-to-date and assures compliance with all labor laws of the country. Develops and monitors HR metrics for CMT decision making.
7. Serves as a internal consultant to the CMT in all Human Resources matters, including systems, employee engagement, employee relations and change management, based on Compassion's policies and country labor laws. Guides the Human Resources
Associate or Specialist to maintain the country office Employee Handbook, and ensures successful communication of policies to all employees.
8. Cross-functionally follows Compassion's matrix management principles by working with other members of the management team and field office staff, and acts as the liason between the field office, Area leadership and GMC office in HR matters.
9. Annually reviews and makes recommendations to CMT for improvement of the office policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters.
10. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate.
11. Handles employee relations counselling, outplacement counselling and exit interviewing.
12. Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Mature Christian who is a demonstrated spiritual leader, based on evangelical Christian values; has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is above reproach in integrity and honesty,
2. At least five years of experience in Human Resources. Experience in management preferred.
3. Sound judgment, decision-making and facilitation skills.
4. Proven ability to effectively train and develop staff.
4. Capability to handle highly confidential information discreetly.
5. Good numerical aptitude and accuracy.
6. Must be highly knowledgeable of the local labor laws.
7. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills for building support with in-house staff and relationships with external business contacts.
8. Bilingual; able to speak and write in advanced Business English.
9. Work effectively across cultures and with all level of personnel both at the Country Office, Area/Regional Office and GMC office.
10. Experience using Microsoft Office software application and a personal computer.
Apply for this job

The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions of this job. It may be necessary for a person to perform other tasks as needed.

Application Package:
A cover letter of recommendation from your previous employer if applicable, detailed curriculum vitae, 3 professional references, reference letter from your current Pastor, copies of academic qualification documents.
Closing Date: Applications should reach the undersigned latest by Monday 20th September 2010, 5:00pm. Write To:

The Human Resources,Compassion International,
P. O.Box 8936,
Kampala-Uganda.

Accounting Jobs in Uganda at Compassion Internationa

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Reporting Relationships: The Accountant reports to the Ministry Services Manager.

Job Summary.
The Accountant is responsible to record and report on the use of financial assets and systems in support of ministry objectives. Keeps accounting records updated and prepares financial statements according to the guidelines and policies given by Compassion International and the local government. Supervises the daily accounting operations, cash flow and payment cycles.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion and faithfully upholds Compassion's ministry in prayer.
2. Working within one's influence, serves as an advocate for children around the world who live in poverty and are not able to speak out for themselves. This includes being informed about the issues of children and influencing others to care about children who are in need.
3. Ensures all financial transactions are documented and recorded according to generally accepted accounting standards, i.e. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Non-consumable resources, Payroll (including the payment of taxes and filing of tax reports).
4. Prepares the accounting information and financial reports required by Compassion International and various outside agencies (including local audit requirements) with the approval of the Ministry Services Manager or Supervisor.
5. Provides financial information and reports for the effective management of the country office. This includes assisting the Ministry Services Manager/ Supervisor with variance analysis and provides financial information for the annual planning and budgeting process.
6. Supervises and delegates tasks to the Assistant Accountant (when applicable).
7. Responsible for transferring funds to Compassion's partners in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Mature Christian person, based on Christian values; has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is above reproach in integrity and honesty.
2. University degree in Accounting or related field.
3. Ability to supervise one to two people.
4. Keeps confidential financial and organizational information.
5. Knowledge of personal computers using Microsoft products.
6. A working knowledge of financial-related government regulations and laws.
7. Good organizational and problem solving skills.
8. Basic English skills are recommended.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to safety and disease hazards relevant to the local office.
The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions of this job. It may be necessary for a person to perform other tasks as needed.

Job Vacancies in Uganda- Customer Care Representative

JOB TITLE: CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE
Reports to: Customer Care Officer
Location of Office: Soroti,Mbale,Gulu , Hoima , Fort Portal, Mbarara and Kampala (Please indicate your
preferred location in the application)

Purpose of the job:
The Customer Care Representative is responsible for acting as a liaison between NMS and Customers and other stakeholders within their region of jurisdiction to resolve or report on pertinent issues, monitor service delivery, co-ordinate different stakeholders to ensure that NMS delivers on its mandate effectively.As part of NMS' customer service team, he or she provides technical support to customers/other stakeholders and acts as a communication channel between them and NMS.

KEY RESULTS AREAS/KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Duties will be varied and will include but are not limited to the following:
1. Carry-out field visits to monitor service delivery to health facilities within their region by ensuring that health facility coverage and call frequency targets are achieved
2. Carry-out continuous Monitoring and Evaluation activities at Health Facilities as per the approved procedures
3. Co-ordinate the offices of NMS Headquarters, its Distributors, District Health Officers and District Security Organizations and Health facility in-charges to ensure that timely and accountable delivery of supplies to the Districts and last destinations (Health Facilities) is made.
4. Manage specific/special Customer requests to ensure timely responses
5. Receive and report to NMS on Customer/other stakeholder complaints and ensure that feedback and timely and consistent closure to issues.
6. Prepare daily, weekly, monthly statistical reports as appropriate.
7. Assisting the Customer Care Officer as required.
8. Meet the objectives and performance measures agreed with the Customer Care Officer.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education and Mandatory experience:
1) A Business related Degree with a minimum of two years relevant field-work experience in sales/customer relations/accounting.
2) Must possess a valid Class B Drivers license with a clean driving record.

Technical Skills:
1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - both verbal and written which will enable the job-holder to deaf with external and internal parties in a professional manner, developing solutions and communicating these as efficiently as possible
2. Possession of well developed analytical skills which will enable the job-holder to:
• Clearly identify and define issues that are being raised by customers and other stakeholders.
• Undertake any required review of complaints to a high professional standard.
3. Make recommendations in relation to resolutions of customer/other stakeholder issues in a professional and timely fashion.
4. Deal with difficult situations in a friendly manner and strive to speedy solutions
5. Must be fluent in the most spoken local language in the area where the office is located.
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Mode of application:

Interested candidates should submit their CV with written application specifying the position one is applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts plus and postal addresses should be indicated on the application letter. Photocopies of the original academic documents should be attached. Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify photocopies of the academic documents ; attached with the relevant institutions to authenticate their validity.

All applications should be addressed to the

Head of Human Resource and Support Services
National Medical Stores,
Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road
P.O. Box 16, Entebbe not later than 5 p.m on 27th SEPTEMBER 2010

National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer.

Reproductive Rights Consultant

Location: Anywhere, availability to be in Uganda in November.
Duration: Part time, 4 months, starting October 2010
Supervisor: Women’s Link Worldwide


PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The consultant will work with Women’s Link’s staffto studythe legal status of sexual and reproductive health and rightsin Uganda. The research will include 3 weeks of interviews in Uganda with relevant stakeholders.The consultant must be able to evaluate the results of the research related to maternal mortality in Uganda within a human rights framework.
Time Frame: October 1 – February 1 2010
Location: Kampala, with traveling expected to other areas of the country at least during November 2010.
The Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and activities:
• Researching the applicability of English Common Law in Uganda
• Understanding Uganda’s judicial system
• Organizing, coordinating and recording meetings with specialists and judges during the month of November 2010 in Uganda
• Drafting a full report including the conclusions reached at the meetings with local partners
• Drafting a full report with the findings resulting from the research on Ugandan law and its judicial system
Additional Qualifications:

Requirements:
The consultant must have:
• A law degree and at least 2 years of experience related to human rights working in Subsaharan African countries or in Uganda specifically
• Posess understanding and commitment of sexual and reproductive rights as human rights
• Excellent writing skills
• English as a first language
How to Apply:
Please send a CV and cover letter by September 15th to k.romero@womenslinkworldwide.org with the subject “Application Uganda Consultancy”.

Sales Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

JOB TITLE: Sales Assistant
Reports to: Sales and Marketing Officer
Location of office: Entebbe

KEY RESULT AREAS/ ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Receiving customer orders and initiating order processing in line with set procedures
• Matching customer needs with available stock including advising 'customers on probable alternatives
• Preparing monthly sales reports in line with the sales and marketing plan

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
• An honor's degree in Business Administration or Bachelor of commerce or Diploma in Pharmacy
• Strong interpersonal skills, Customer care and public relations skills

EXPERIENCE
Experience of not less than 2 years in a similar job in a reputable organization is necessary.
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Mode of application:

Interested candidates should submit their CV with written application specifying the position one is applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts plus and postal addresses should be indicated on the application letter. Photocopies of the original academic documents should be attached. Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify photocopies of the academic documents ; attached with the relevant institutions to authenticate their validity.

All applications should be addressed to the

Head of Human Resource and Support Services
National Medical Stores,
Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road
P.O. Box 16, Entebbe not later than 5 p.m on 27th SEPTEMBER 2010

National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer.

District LQAS Specialist Vacancy at Management Health Services

District LQAS Specialist (1 post)

STAR-E LQAS is charged with supporting the USAID-funded SO8 district-based Implementing Partners (IPs) to

implement LQAS in their respective districts. The Districts LQAS Specialist will, under the guidance of the

Coordinator: Districts Level LQAS Application, support IPs' district-level activities for the development, testing, and

documentation of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) survey methods, Facility Assessment (FA) processes

and Service Performance Assessments and Improvement (SPAI) processes. The position is based in Kampala.

Qualifications:

1.Master's Degree in Statistics or Population Studies or SWSA or Sociology;

2.Training or experience in Public Health;

3. Minimum of 2 years' experience in HIV/AIDS and community level work;

4. Minimum 2 years experience in the implementation of surveys;

5. Interest in community work;

6. Computer literacy and familiarity with data entry and database management; 6. Previous experience with LQAS is an added advantage;

7. Previous NGO or district level experience;

8. Should be a good team player and able to work with people from different institutions and working environments.

All applications should be addressed to:

Human Resources Partner - MSH

Plot 15, Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi

PO Box 71419, Kampala

Email: HRUG@msh.org

Deadline for submission September 24, 2010.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

Jobs In Oxfam Uganda- Logistics officer

Job Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER - OPERATIONS (1 Post)

Open-Ended Contract, Based in Kitgum

As a Logistics officer, you will be responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of logistics and procurement activities. You will have a high level of professional competence in managing the supply chain, including requisitioning, procurement, transport, warehousing (including storage and stock control systems) and the issuing of supplies. You will work closely with the Logistics Manager on security and safety issues. You will provide leadership in assets management and fleet management.

To be able to play this role effectively, you will have preferably a University Degree in the relevant field with a professional qualification in Procurement and Logistics, and at least 3 years experience in a similar position.

Proven management experience and people management skills are essential as well as ability to lead and work effectively with teams in a culturally diverse organisation. Also essential are strong communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

Demonstrable ability to be flexible in demanding situations is an advantage. Your integrity must be beyond question, and you should be exemplary in demonstrating transparency and accountability in all areas of logistics. NGO Experience will be an advantage. IT Skills are essential.

To apply submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contract and two referees to kitgumjobs@oxfam.org.uk or hand deliver your application to Kitgum or Kampala Oxfam GB offices.

Closing date for application is 17th September 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Accounting Vacancy

Job Title: Accountant

Reporting to the Managing Director, the role has overall responsibility for the Finance function.
Specifically the duties shall be to:
• Maintain properly reconciled books of accounts
•Ensure that appropriate internal controls are implemented and function adequately •Provide timely, relevant and reliable information for management decision making •Assist In the process of developing budgets and pro¬vide accurate cash-flow projections to management
•Develop and maintain thorough financial procedures for the organization including credit control, cash management tax and expenditure controls etc.
•Manage department staff in line with company's policies, procedures and ethos. •Provide required support to external auditors
•Ensure all statutory returns are filed and tax computations done on time

Qualifications and experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or business related subjects,
• Three to five years of accounting experience and part qualification in any of the recognized accounting professional exams.

Knowledge, skills and Competencies
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS.
• Knowledge of accounting software applications. Particularly Tally and QuickBooks.
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
• Communication and personal effectiveness
• Relationship building
• Leadership and Teamwork
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If you are interested in any of the roles, please submit your typed application, CV and testimonials to

The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd, 7th Floor
NIC building,
Plot 3 Pllkington Road,
Kampala

Or post to The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd,
PO Box 6673 Kampala.

Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday 21st September 2010

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Job Vacancies in Uganda- Sales Vacancy at Flexi Consult

Post: Sales Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director, the key responsibility of this role is to identify, generate and grow business opportunities, and to negotiate deals through to closing, Specifically the key duties shall be to:
• Manage the sales team and achieve and exceed assigned volume and/or margin targets
• Identify, initiate and progress new business opportunities
• Market the full range of products to a wide diversity of commercial customers in order to achieve targets
• Ensure response to a range of customer enquiries, anticipating customer needs and resolving Issues as appropriate
• Maintain and enhance relationships with existing customers to maximize business opportunities
• Identify and recommend improvements to existing processes and procedures
• Ensure all documentation is prepared/completed in accordance with relevant Internal/external requirements

Qualifications and Experience
A graduate degree in a business related discipline,
At least 3 years experience in a fast paced sales environment
Experience in an FMCG environment will be an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
• Excellent communications and presentation skills
• Strong leadership and motivational abilities
• Commitment to Customer Service
• Computer literacy In Microsoft Excel and Word
• Drive for results
• Initiative and very high Integrity.
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If you are interested in any of the roles, please submit your typed application, CV and testimonials to

The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd, 7th Floor
NIC building,
Plot 3 Pllkington Road,
Kampala

Or post to The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd,
PO Box 6673 Kampala.

Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday 21st September 2010

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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