Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Jobs- Director Monitoring & Evaluation Vacancy

Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Job Title: Director Monitoring & Evaluation

Company: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Location: Uganda - Mbarara

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at over 5,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of nearly 1,300—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation's global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

The Foundation has received funding from USAID/Uganda for a five-year cooperative agreement in 13 districts in the South-western region of Uganda with the goal of increasing access to, coverage of and utilization of quality comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services. The STAR SW project has four main objectives:

1. To strengthen decentralized HIV/TB service delivery system, with emphasis on health center IVs, IIIs and community outreaches.

2. To improve quality and efficiency of HIV/TB services within health facilities and Community Service Organizations /groups.

3. To strengthen networks and referrals systems to improve access to, coverage of and utilization of HIV/TB services.

4. To intensify demand generation activities for HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment service.

The STAR-SW project will provide a comprehensive service package of HIV counseling and testing (HCT), prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), HIV/AIDS chronic care services, HIV/TB collaborative services, community based directly observed TB treatment-short course (CB-DOTS); and antiretroviral treatment (ART) for both ARV-naïve people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and the transitioned TREAT -supported

PLWHAs currently receiving ART. This program will foster the development of strong partnerships with other district-based TB and HIV/AIDS programs in each of the regions in order to improve coordination; expand the referral network; and ensure more efficient use of resources.

The Foundation has the opening of Director Monitoring & Evaluation under the STAR-SW project.

Key responsibilities

As a key project personnel, the M & E Director, will provide overall leadership for project activities.

Develop performance monitoring plan (PMP) in collaboration with donor agency

Advise the Country Director in planning for STAR-SW M & E activities and liaise with the Foundation's Home office M & E structures to ensure the technical soundness of M & E implementation strategies.

Ensure that monitoring and evaluation related project activities are conducted in accordance with MOH, donor and Foundation strategies. The M & E Director will keep track of all the monitoring and evaluation schedules and work with the project's technical staff, district personnel and other stake holders to design and implement M&E procedures and ensure timely collection and collation of the project's data needs.

Work with and support project technical staff at regional level as well as district local government personnel, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to follow up programmatic indicators, analyze and interpret data generated from databases

Assist the project's partners to collect, analyze and report programmatic indicators in a timely manner.

Ensure that the project's technical staff and stakeholders are provided with timely, accurate and reliable information generated through the project's M&E system

Assist in planning, technical assistance and review of implementing partner/CSO proposals, work plans and budgets prior to funding.

Regular performance monitoring and data quality improvements prior to PEPFAR reporting

Provide assistance to other routine functions of the project's M&E team.

Required Qualifications

MSc degree in statistics, demography, epidemiology or other relevant discipline, including social sciences and public health

Proven successful experience, at least 7 years working as a data manager in large organization and at least 3 years in a senior leadership position. The successful candidate should demonstrate clear ability to understand the information needs of ability to understand the information needs of project management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Substantive knowledge of current HIV & AIDS and TB as well as other health program strategies in Uganda. Experience of working with local information systems and USAID/PEPFAR programs.

Well motivated, committed with proven ability to work as a member of multi-disciplinary team

Proven organization capability, good analytical skills and ability to pay attention to detail is a must

Familiarity with computer programming, routine management of information systems, and maintenance of electronic databases

Excellent writing and data analysis skills. Ability to think concisely and critically as well as to distill information for lay audiences is a must

Good working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MySQL, Visual Basic, MS access, MS excel, STATA, SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS

Substantive knowledge of current HIV&AIDS, TB and other health related diseases in Uganda. Experience of working with USAID projects as well as local government structures especially on HMIS is an added advantage

Strong skills in team work, networking, facilitation, strategic thinking, oral and written communication

How to apply

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send cover letter and CV to:

Country Director

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero

P.O. Box 21127

Kampala, Uganda

E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants.

Reference Code: RW_89CQW8-21

Program Operations Manager Job at Water For People

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 September 2010

Job Title: Program Operations Manager

Company: Water For People

Location: Uganda - Kampala

Based in Kampala, Uganda, this position will coordinate all grant activities across several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, develop implementation plans, track progress, manage donor communications, and provide business development technical expertise (to Africa country programs in particular).

Initially the position will be split between:

A more hands on supportive role of developing sanitation businesses in Uganda and Rwanda as a Regional Business Development Manager
Overall management of the project.

Over time as the project grows and workloads become more defined, it is envisaged that dedicated Business Development Managers will be appointed in Uganda and Rwanda so that the Project Operations Director can focus exclusively on the overall management of the project.

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

As Project Manager:

1.Drive innovation in the sanitation business space in line with the overall vision of the program.

2.Coordinate all grant activities globally, maintaining regular contact with all project staff and relevant Water For People staff (country coordinators and regional managers).

3.Manage the work of the Country Business Development Managers.

4.Develop project implementation plans, track progress against plans, and oversee expenditures.

5.Take a global perspective regarding lesson learned in different countries and different segments with a particular focus on identifying similarities and anomalies.

6.Maintain good relations with the Program Analyst - Methodologies and support their work in improving the overall approach of the process, integrating their suggested improvements into the processes.

7.Ensure that a good learning relationship and effective communication channels are developed between the Program Analyst - Methodologies and the Business Development Managers.

8.Maintain good relationships with Water For People Country Coordinators and ensure that the work supports and integrates into the existing program work.

As Regional Business Analyst:

1.Provide expertise in developing sanitation businesses in Uganda and Rwanda. Identify needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential sanitation markets, models, and entrepreneurs, and provide mentoring and support to sanitation businesses.

2.Conduct business landscaping studies, and oversee the management of market analysis work.

3.Engage with local government to understand and if necessary improve the regulatory operating environment for emerging sanitation businesses.

4.Document successes and failures, and share knowledge internally and externally.

5.Build trust and relationships with key local entrepreneurs, and gain an understanding of the private sector in the region.

Supervisory Duties:

This is the lead position for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Catalyzing Sanitation as a Business Project. This position will have two direct reports, Program Analyst - Methodologies, and Sr. Program Officer who will ideally be co-located in the same location. This position will also functionally oversee the work of several Business Development Analysts located worldwide (likely to be Malawi, India, and Bolivia or Peru).

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, Ability

1.Demonstrated success in managing a team of innovators.

2.An understanding of how business works, what determines success or failure (both within businesses themselves and within the operating environment) and how entrepreneurs make decisions.

3.Must be flexible, have a nose for innovative entrepreneurial approaches, able to work under tight deadlines and have excellent follow through skills. Be a self-starter and work with limited supervision.

4.Comfort and confidence in communicating with entrepreneurs, and talent in communicating with diverse and international constituents.

5.Understanding of what is required when using international grant funds, in terms of effectiveness and accountability.

6.Excellent verbal/written communications and presentation skills. Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations.

7.Some knowledge of the sanitation sector is preferable but not essential.

Education or Formal Training

A bachelor degree in a relevant subject is preferred. The relevance of your actual educational qualifications to this programme should be indicated in your application - noting how you have used your qualifications to help develop successful businesses in particular locations.


1.Seven years directly related experience is preferred.

2.Experience with running or investing in a business in a developing country, particularly in the informal sector, would be helpful but is not essential.

3.Experience working and negotiating in a developing country context.

Material and Equipment Directly Used

1. Personal computer

2. Telephone

3. General office equipment including but not limited to fax machine, photocopier, printer, etc.

Working Environment/Physical Activities

1. Based in Water For People's Office in Kampala, Uganda. Office environment.

2. Ability to travel regularly domestically and internationally as needed, often to remote field locations.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV detailing relevant experience to careers@waterforpeople.org

Reference Code: RW_89GN5T-5

Goal Jobs, Global Gender Advisor Vacancy

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 October 2010

Job Tittle: Global Gender Advisor

Company; GOAL


Closing date: 07 Oct 2010

Location: Uganda

General Description of GOAL

GOAL is an international humanitarian non-government organization based in Ireland. Founded in 1977, GOAL works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and Central America. In Africa: Sudan (north and south), Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, India, Honduras and emergency response in Haiti. GOAL's Head Office in Dublin in Ireland with support offices in London & New York

General Description of the Uganda Country Programme

GOAL's Uganda country programme focuses on GOAL's four strategic sectors of Health (including WASH), Education, Livelihoods and HIV. We are progressively mainstreaming issues of HIV, gender, child protection, disabilities and environment across all our programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with local organisations to give effect to our mission. GOAL Uganda current country programme includes:

1. The Bugiri District Programme, South Eastern Uganda, established in 2001, implements solely through partners in the HIV and Disability sectors. In 2010 this district programme will begin Livelihoods (HSP) and WASH programming.

2. The Pader District Programme, North Eastern Uganda, established in 2003 is steadily transitioning from a crisis recovery to development programme. Implementation is both direct and through partners in the Livelihood, Water & Sanitation, HIV, Protection and Education sectors.

3. The Abim District Programme, North Eastern Uganda (Western Karamoja) was established recently at the beginning of 2009. This recovery/development programme implements directly in the Water and Sanitation and Livelihood sectors and will begin HIV programming in 2010.


GOAL is committed to gender equality throughout the organisation and to addressing the basic rights and needs of vulnerable populations throughout the developing world by focusing on gender issues across the full range of sectors within existing policies, development strategies and priorities. GOAL recognises that addressing gender inequality is a challenging and lengthy process necessitating an ongoing commitment to reduce the gender gaps and inequalities in our work and in our workplace.

GOAL is committed to mainstreaming the gender perspective throughout the organisation. Mainstreaming is a process rather than a goal that consists of bringing what can be seen as marginal into the core business and main decision-making process of the organisation.

GOAL is currently building the capacity of the Country programmes to effectively mainstream Gender. The GOAL gender policy was revised in 2009, a gender audit tool has been identified and used in a number of countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and India). Additionally, participatory training manuals for sensitizing all personnel and a gender analysis training manual have been developed and pretested.

General Description of the Role:

The role of this position is to take forward this process, providing leadership, technical capacity and a resource for this process. The position will need to be dynamic, visionary, a good promoter of change, skilled at inter-personal communication, a good writer and trainer, have a clear analytical mind, and enthusiastic about this work.

Based in Uganda, this role will involve two elements:

Gender Advisor for GOAL globally (60% time)

Gender Advisor for GOAL Uganda (40% time)

1. GOAL Global Gender Advisor

This role will include:

Advisory function to all GOAL Country programmes on GOAL organisational Gender Policy

Provide guidance and support to country level Gender Focal Persons.

Support visits to GOAL country programmes to advise on conducting gender audits and development country level gender mainstreaming strategies

Support and document all countries progress on actions identified in Jan 2010

Monitoring and Evaluation of GOAL Gender mainstreaming initiatives

Responsible for on-going updating of key Gender tools.

Support cross organisational learning and best practice on gender

Liaising with key technical team members on relevant issues (e.g. gender/GBV and HIV, gender and poverty).

Advise on integrating GBV into our programming, as part of our wider gender response.

Responsible for reviewing and rolling out our Gender mainstreaming training modules.

2. Gender Advisor with regard to organisational and programme activities for GOAL Uganda.

This role will include:

This is an advisory and support function to GOAL field offices and to partner organisations;

Responsible for dissemination and implementation of GOAL Gender Policy and strategic plan;

Responsible for gender proofing, mainstreaming, evaluating all GOAL project activities;

Responsible for developing and implementing GOAL Uganda's institutional practice with regard to gender;

Responsible for engendering GOAL Uganda's work based on the organisational Gender Audit

Responsible for developing innovative partnerships and sourcing gender funding for programmatic support.

Key Duties:


Advise and support implementation of GOAL Gender policy including gender mainstreaming for GOAL globally;

Support roll-out of GOAL Gender Policy and tools and follow-up on compliance

To conduct and/or support Gender Audits and the development of strategic plans in GOAL programmes as required

Support M&E of Gender mainstreaming and the development of indicators which will provide data in relation gender targets as well as gender disaggregated data.

Conduct gender training regionally as required

Conduct regional support visits as required but with a minimum of 4 visit per year

Plan, manage and report on the annual regional gender plan and budget.

Document organisation-wider training on gender and other data as required for inclusion in Annual report.

Support the documentation and sharing of lessons learned and best practice in relation to gender across the organisation

Develop and disseminate gender educational materials as required


1. Lead the implementation of the recommendations from the Gender Audit 2008, work planning with the CD;

2. Review the GOAL Uganda's Gender Strategy annually;

3. Carry out Gender Analysis for each project, advising on necessary changes to project implementation;

4. Implement, advise and support on gender mainstreaming at all levels of field operations and to partners with regard to needs assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GOAL activities;

5. Identify and offer continued support to the work of the Gender Focal Points through the quarterly gender study groups;

6. Review all aspects of GUs operations (including HR, logs, finance) from a gender perspective and make necessary recommendations;

7. Ensure all new personnel are inducted in the gender policy through out the country;

8. Conduct an annual gender sensitization training for all new employees to GOAL training;

9. Ensure managers and project planners are trained in gender analysis;

10. Be an active member of all project planning processes;

11. Review all proposal (partners and GOAL) from a gender perspective;

12. Review GU strategies and implementation methodologies from a gender perspective and make recommendations for any improvements;

13. Assist in proposal writing and reporting to donors with regard to gender in GOAL activities;

14. Develop innovative approaches to expand and develop GOAL Uganda's gender programming;

15. Source gender and sectoral funding for programme implementation;

16. Develop partnerships with local NGO's and develop innovative programming;

17. To monitor and disseminate gender information to managers for staff;

18. To liaise and support all technical programme staff in engendering their work;

19. To participate and represent GOAL at gender fora;

20. Carry out other duties as assigned by the line manager;

21. Responsible for providing gender training to partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries;

Requirements: (educational, experience, language, etc.)


1. Degree level education in relevant topic;

2. At least 5 years of work experience in development work with an NGO of which 3 years should be dealing directly with gender;

3. Can demonstrate previous gender experience at an international level or can demonstrate international travel for gender related assignments

4. Demonstrable experience in gender policy development and implementation;

5. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering training programmes;

6. Practical experience of gender mainstreaming at a country programme level;

7. Thorough knowledge of gender issues, including practical experience of gender analysis within projects, and supporting project staff to understand and implement concepts;

8. Ability to design and articulate an organisational mainstreaming process;

9. Excellent inter-personal communication and influencing skills and ability to work with a diverse range of people and cultures

10. Demonstrated ability to plan and lead change processes

11. Experience of independent working and innovative approaches;

12. Excellent spoken & written English;

13. Demonstrated report writing skills;

14. Excellent computer skills.


Master's in Gender Studies, social development;

Budget development and management skills.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. This is a new position, working to a new process, and flexibility will be required from the post holder. GOAL reserves the right to change, revise, omit, and add in part / in whole this document any time without giving any reason thereof.

How to apply


Reference Code: RW_89DLMP-49

Pioneer Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer Job- Malaria Consortium Vacancies

Closing Date: Saturday, 25 September 2010

Job Title: Pioneer Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Company: Malaria Consortium

Closing date: 25 Sep 2010

Location: Uganda - Hoima

Ref No. MC/UG/06-09-10

Malaria Consortium is the world's leading not for profit dedicated to malaria control. Our main country offices and programmes implement comprehensive malaria control activities in six countries: Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Southern Sudan, and Zambia. We have smaller operations in several other African countries, and also in Thailand and Cambodia. Our head office is in London, UK.

We are seeking an ambitious and dynamic individual for the position of monitoring and evaluation officer for the pioneer integrated malaria control project in four districts in the Western region of Uganda, namely Buliisa, Hoima, Kiboga and Kibaale. The project, funded by Comic Relief and which started in May 2009, spans a four year period and is aiming to demonstrate a reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality. It has a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation component to support the assessment of impact and to document learning from integrated malaria control programmes at district level. This will, in turn, inform the wider scale up of interventions and advocacy at all levels. The position is based in Hoima with 60% travel to the field.

The successful candidate would

Assist with implementing a comprehensive project monitoring and evaluation system to include entomological surveillance, household level impact surveys, health facility assessments, knowledge attitude and practice studies, routine HMIS data collection, case studies, stakeholder and partner consultations, as well as the conduct of a range of operational research studies

Participate in the design of data collection protocols and tools; train and supervise staff for survey implementation; oversee data management and participate in analysis and reporting.

Act as the project's focal point for all data; including compiling project activity reports and data on a monthly basis and submitting to the Project Coordinator Ensure effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners and that complimentary approaches are established with other projects with similar geographical locations or technical approaches

Participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and experiences as required

Provide effective support to all Comic Relief visits relating to both project planning, delivery and review, and for the purposes of Comic Relief fundraising and marketing

Technical support to other Malaria Consortium Uganda projects as required

Person Specification

A Degree/ postgraduate qualification in M&E, public health, or related discipline

Minimum of 3 years experience working in public health in developing countries within government, an international organization or research institution

Experience in communicable disease control/malaria control

Significant experience in survey and study implementation

Significant experience and training in M&E design, tools and methodologies

Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis desirable

Excellent writing and presentation skills

Computer skills

Comfortable using EpiData, STATA and other statistical analysis packages

Willingness to travel to project sites in the Western region

How to apply

Please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV including three referees, to Human Resources at p.kisembo@malariaconsortium.org

Please quote Job Reference MC 06-09-10 in your application

Reference Code: RW_89GCPZ-29

Senior Advisor Job at Danish International Development Assistance (Danida)

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 October 2010
Job title: Senior Adviser

Company: Danish International Development Assistance (Danida)

Closing date: 07 Oct 2010

Location: Uganda

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danida

Senior adviser, Rural transport infrastructure - Re-advertisement

As senior adviser your responsibility is to support the Ministry of Works and Transport in the transformation process from being an implementing authority to securing more focus on policy formulation, planning and strategies in relation to rehabilitation and extension of the rural roads. In addition, your responsibilities will include preparation of reforms, indicators and monitoring as well as building the capacity within the ministry and advise on budgeting. You have a relevant university degree within civil engineering or similar and extensive knowledge of the road sector and development of infrastructure. You are fluent in English.

How to apply

Further information

A full job description is available at: http://www.danidajob.dk

Here you will also find a mandatory application form.

Applications with reference no. indicated should be sent to Mercuri Urval A/S at muo@mercuri-urval.com, alternatively to the office address: Philip Heymans Allé 29, DK-2900 Hellerup, or faxed to: +45 39 45 65 65.

Reference no.: DK-43366-2010/UGA.05-W

Application deadline: 7 October 2010 at 9.00 am (CEST).

Reference Code: RW_89GHHP-40

UNICEF Jobs In Uganda- WASH Specialist Vacancy in Kampala

Closing Date: Friday, 08 October 2010

Company: UNICEF Kampala, George Street, Kampala

Job Title:WASH Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Closing date: 08 Oct 2010

Location: Uganda - Kampala

Key Expected Results

1. You will provide technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation of the WASH programmes/projects priorities, focussing on scaling-up of cost-effective interventions. Plan, organize and conduct training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and oversee expansion of coverage of WASH services. Provide support for implementation of WASH programmes in conflict affected districts.

2. You will participate with UNICEF/government/and other partners in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification and implementation of WASH innovations for improving programme delivery and functionality and use of existing WASH facilities, with emphasis on advocacy, community participation and social mobilization.

3. You will undertake field visits, and surveys in order to monitor and evaluate project implementation giving priority to conflict and post conflict districts including the Karamoja region. Identify problems and propose remedial action. Identify alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve programme delivery.

4. You will coordinate activities and exchange information/ideas with ALIVE, LEARNING and SAFE Country programme components and actively contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participate in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.

5. Undertake continuous assessment and analysis of the water and environmental sanitation situation in Uganda, from a human rights perspective and the rights of children and women in particular, to update the situation analysis and enable the Country Programme to initiate and influence sectoral policies and guidelines.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced University degree in, Public Health, Civil Engineering and Social Science or related field.

Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in Water Supply, Hygiene and Behaviour Change, social policy analysis, programme planning, programme management and staff supervision in WASH or related sectors with emphasis in strategic planning and implementation, including coordination and Humanitarian WASH support.

Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of local language of the duty station an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-002034. Applications must be received by 08 October 2010.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reference Code: RW_899QE3-41

Action Against Hunger Vacancies- Nutrition Program Manager Job

Job Title:Nutrition Program Manager

Company: Action Against Hunger-USA

Closing date: 30 Sep 2010

Location: Uganda - Karamoja

Job Objectives:

Objective 1: General management of the nutrition activities in Karamoja


Ensure the support and the supervision by ACF of the Therapeutic nutrition program in Moroto and Napak districts and those of additional areas covered when necessary. The program includes therapeutic units within the districts hospitals and 35 Health facilities (to be expanded with 16 additional 16 health facilities).

Provide technical support to the hospital staff in the ITC and to the health facilities staffs for the running of the OTP activities.

Provide formal training session to DDHS staff on the management of acute malnutrition whenever necessary, including refresher training.

Provide provision of staff during a short term period, equipment, and drugs as necessary

Ensure communication and coordination between the OTP and the ITC nutrition centres in the frame of a CMAM/IMAM approach.

Community approach:

Ensure community mobilization activities that select and train community volunteers in the detection and referral of malnutrition and implementation of health promotion activities in both districts.

Provide technical support to the community volunteers and provide training to VHTs on nutrition component in coordination with DHE/DHO office.

Ensure and implement Integrated Community Based Prevention program in both districts

Health promotion:

Develop and revise nutrition education materials at both centers and communities level.

Ensure the development of community sensitization activities, design and implementation of health promotion activities, trainings for both communities and health facilities

Ensure ongoing nutrition/health education training for the local staff (office and field based)

Capacity Building:

Conducts formal training session for DDHS office and health facilities staff in both districts and for NGO partners in all aspects of the management of acute malnutrition

Ensures support to the DDHS office staff in supervision of the nutrition programs, reporting, management of orders and supplies.

Objective 2: Coordination

Ensures at least weekly communication with the CMN for program update

Follows up program budget with the administration department and prepares monthly cash forecasts

Ensures timely 3-months logistics order in respect with the procedures and follows up the supplies and orders with the logistics department.

Coordinates on a regular basis with the other technical departments of ACF

Coordinates with the health and nutrition authorities at district level. At least one meeting should be ensured per month with the DDHS, and any time necessary.

Participates to the monthly nutrition cluster meeting at district level

Coordinates with the other nutritional NGOs, UNICEF, DHOs and WFP at district level. Calls for specific meeting when necessary.

Keep update on the evolution of the health and nutrition situation in all the districts of Karamoja, and on the evolution of the humanitarian responses in the areas

Prepares and implements ad hoc assessments when necessary.

Objective 3: Management of Human resources

Recruits and trains program staff with the support of the Head of Base for the running of the nutrition activities in both districts.

Proposes training to the nutrition staff whenever necessary and relevant and coach/training ACF staff

Manages the program staff in order to ensure the smooth running of nutrition programs, in respect with all HR procedures

Ensures at least two evaluations per year for each staff of the nutrition department.

In collaboration with the HR department, ensures the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources for the nutrition department.

Proposes adjustments in the organization for the nutrition department in Karamoja according to the needs

Objective 4: Supply Pipeline

Oversees the partnership with the organizations in charge of the supplies (drugs from UNICEF, AVSI / food from WFP), facilitate timely renewal of the MoU's between DHO and these partners and timely orders of products. Coordinates with the logistics department/DHO for the management of Plumpy nut supplies from UNICEF

Ensure regular communication with the logistics department for local and national orders, and timely logistics orders submitted to the logistics department. Orders should be combined for all nutrition programs in the region and prepared for three months as much as possible.

Objective 5: Reporting

Is responsible for the elaboration, in partnership with the CMN, of the nutrition program donor reports (proposal, quarterly, final reports), with respect of the formats and deadlines.

Prepares monthly activity reports (compilation of the activities on the base(s) and activity report) with a qualitative look at the programs (sent to CMN). Internal reports should include the activity progress report in respect with the mission format. Monthly reports should also integrate all indicators to be reported to donors.

Finalizes the monthly activities reports presented to the medical authorities (DDHS) and ensures validation by the CMN before dissemination.

Validates all documents and reports before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders ad hoc assessment reports, etc.

Objective 6: Representation

Represents ACF programs in nutrition/health coordination meetings in Karamoja. The Nutrition PM should be known by all the main actors at regional level (MoH, UNICEF, WFP, NGO's) even when there is no direct partnership with them. The definition of the main actors to communicate with will be done with the Head of base/Region and CMN.

Represents ACF nutrition programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits. Such representation will be discussed the CD whenever necessary and with the CMN and Head of Base/Region.


Education / Specific Degrees / Special Skills :

Necessary experience of emergency nutrition programs at Program Manager level or above.

Minimum Bachelor in medical sciences Masters Degree considered.

Significant experience in humanitarian and recovery project management.

Excellent human resource management skills.

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

Experienced in working with private funding and foundations.

Excellent organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.

Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.

The person must be able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.

Fluent in English (professional English required).

Humanitarian field experience requested: YES

How to apply

Please apply online at :


Reference Code: RW_899SNM-25

Coordinator Vacancy at Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF),

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 September 2010

Job Title: Coordinator for Uganda Regional Coordination

Company: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF)

Non-governmental development organization that since 1987 carried out international cooperation activities in Latin America and Africa. The objective of the actions promoted by VSF is to help maintain and strengthen the people's food sovereignty as a tool to address issues of rural world and human development in rural areas in poor countries. In Spain it has a professional team with headquarters based in Barcelona and has the support of volunteers distributed in sixteen delegations. In the South, its work is organized through Regional Coordinations

Closing date: 26 Sep 2010

Location: Uganda - Soroti

VSF has been continuously present in Uganda since 1994, particularly in the Teso region. With its work VSF aims to:

Contribute to the endogenous agricultural development of rural communities through increased access to resources and promoting local production models.

Strengthening rural community organizations, VSF counterparts and other local stakeholders.

Raising awareness on the structural causes that undermine the right to food in rural communities and promote changes to local and regional level based on the achievement of the development model of food sovereignty

Based in Soroti (Uganda), the candidate will be responsible for coordinating the actions of VSF in Uganda, focused on the Teso region, and the Regional Coordination team, consisting of 10 persons.


To coordinate and contribute to the construction of regional strategic vision analyzing continuously the political, social, economic and cultural context of the country in the respect of VSF policy as well as development objectives priorities defined by the Institutional Strategy and Operational Annual Plan (OAP)

To develop, propose and ensure the implementation of the Regional Strategic Planning respecting the VSF cooperation policy and strategic guidelines of the organization.

To implement and ensure the compliance of the Regional Co-financing strategy

To participate, propose and approve the identification and assessment of stakeholders, partnership and counterparts according to the Strategic Lines of VSF.

To coordinate and ensure the monitoring and evaluation of VSF activities in the country.

To develop and implement the Operational Planning of the Regional Coordination

To ensure the respect of internal protocols, including the security plan and to coordinate the team security.

To coordinate the development and to supervise the implementation of the Annual Budget of the Regional Coordination

To coordinate, develop and manage Regional Coordination Human Resources

To create opportunities for internal communication and processes socialization with the Regional Coordination Team.

To represent VSF towards government agencies, official agencies, international institutions, organizations, networks and actors in the area

To represent VSF towards communication media

To ensure the respect of legal VSF obligations in the countries covered by the Regional Coordination (legalization, labor obligations, fiscal, security ...).

To coordinate the reporting of work done in the Regional Coordination for internal / external communication


University graduation related to the position

Educational background in cooperation, projects and programs coordination

Training and involvement in political processes that defend food sovereignty

Knowledge of peasants organizations and movements in African continent

Knowledge about gender approach and its practical implementation

2 years working experience in similar positions (coordination positions)

Working experience in rural development program management

Working experience in personnel management, administrative and financial supervision of cooperation programs and NGOs management

Working experience in projects and programs management and reporting to donors

Working experience in development projects management in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in socio-political instability contexts.

Mandatory: spoken and written fluency in English. Spanish fluency will be an added advantage.

Strategic Vision

Good command of office tools (Excel, Word) and emailing.

Personal motivation in development cooperation and support to marginalized populations

Communication capacity and easiness to exchange knowledge

Good human relationship and respect for different cultural contexts.

Motivation to learn from rural communities

Team work capacity and in urban areas with limited access to services and resources

Availability for periodical travels within the area.

Working conditions

12 months working contract, renewable over performance.

40 working hours per week

Salary according to Veterinarios Sin Fronteras salary scale

Complements according to Spanish law and VSF labor policy.

Starting date: November 2010

How to apply

Interested people should send their CV and cover letter to administracion@veterinariossinfronteras.org indicating Ref. Coord. Ug. in the subject.

Veterinarios Sin Fronteras (HR service) C/Floridablanca 66-72 local Nº 5 08015 - Barcelona Tel. 934237031 Fax: 934231895

Closing date for internal application: 26th of September 2010 (included).

Only short-listed applications will be contacted with to participate to an interview.

Reference Code: RW_896BNL-61

Health Impact Assessment: Consultant Job, Uganda- Vacancy at Montrose Africa Ltd

Job Title: Health Impact Assessment: Consultant
Closing Date: Friday, 24 September 2010

Montrose Africa Ltd.

Montrose (www.montroseafrica.com) is an international development services company providing support to clients in the developing world. Specialized in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and water and sanitation, we provide technical advisory services as well as comprehensive project development and management services. Our clients include bilateral and multilateral organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and other development stakeholders.

Closing date: 24 Sep 2010

Location: Uganda

Western Uganda


Montrose plans to undertake a rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA) concerning extractive industry activities in Western Uganda. The HIA will not include large-scale collection of new data but will include key informant interviews and focus group discussions with community members as well as stakeholder discussion and analysis and desk reviews of existing data. The HIA will be based on OGP and IPIECA guidelines. It will examine the specific health areas of: communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, accidents and injuries, nutrition and psychological health and in doing-so consider holistic areas influencing health: poverty, living conditions, livelihoods and health system functionality.

The HIA will be conducted by an experienced international team of three people, we are currently recruiting for two of these positions one of whom must be Ugandan. The consultants will work together to plan, implement and report on a structured, rapid HIA based on OGP and IPIECA guidelines (www.hiaconnect.edu.au/files/HIA_in_OG.pdf).


Plan, in detail, the HIA process (this plan will then be approved by the client)

Develop the required tools (or modify from existing tools)

Prepare for, plan and lead stakeholder discussions and workshops

Lead key informant interviews and focus group discussions with community members

Compile and analyse results of key informant interviews and focus group discussions

Liaise with local authorities as appropriate

Work closely with the rest of the team to collate and review existing data on health status and needs in Western Uganda

Work closely with the rest of the HIA team to compile the HIA report and recommendations

Take part in a verbal presentation of the HIA as requested

Adhere to ethics and health and safety protocols

Act as a positive representative of Montrose at all times, promptly reporting any potential issues of concern arising with communities or other stakeholders.


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Experience in heath impact assessments (particularly for the oil and gas industry)

Masters degree minimum qualification

Experience of working in the Africa setting

Fluent in English

One of the consultants hired will be Ugandan


6-8 weeks desk and field based

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please email a copy of your CV (including three references with contact details) with a covering letter to hr@montroseafrica.com including “HIA” in the subject line.

Reference Code: RW_896C48-30

United Nations Jobs for Ugandans and Kenyans

Job Title: Programme Officer (Re-advertisement)
Location : Nairobi (with frequent travel to Somalia), KENYA
Application Deadline : 26-Sep-10
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-C
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Dec-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One Year (with possibility of extension)

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key results:

The Programme Officer will work directly with the UNCDF Regional Portfolio Specialist for South and Eastern Africa based in Johannesburg, from whom he/she will receive guidance on programme management-related issues and to whom he/she will report on the progress in achieving the AWPs. The PO will receive technical guidance from the regional advisors of UNCDF while ensuring the follow-up on technical issues with the project managers / coordinators. He/she will also receive advice and support on questions related to the UN programming and joint programmes, as well as financial and performance issues.

At the level of UNCDF HQ New York, the Programme Officer will receive global strategic guidance from UNCDF management; as well as advice on operational issues, and UNCDF specific rules and regulations and audit issues from the side of the UNCDF Operations Division; and on communication and resource mobilization from the Business Development Division. He / she will collaborate with the UNCDF Evaluation Advisor on issues concerning evaluation of joint programmes.

The Programme Specialist will have an approval level ‘manager 1’ in ATLAS and provides guidance to the JPLG Project Assistant, who has the responsibilities of ‘finance user’ in the UNCDF ATLAS Business Unit. He/she will work in together with colleagues in the UNDP and UN Programme teams. He/she will receive operational support from the UNDP Operations team, especially with regards to Finance, Procurement and HR. The PO will finally develop and maintain a partnership with national authorities, bilateral and multilateral organizations as well as organization in civil society and private sector in order to advocate, coordinate Interventions in a sector, share knowledge and mobilize resources.

Content and methodology of supervision: The Programme Specialist’s first supervisor is the UNDP Deputy Country Director and the second the UNCDF Regional Portfolio Specialist, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Within the framework of the performance management of the Programme Specialist (setting annual targets, review of results achieved, and development plan) will be done in consultation with the UNCDF Head of Regional Office. Performance discussions take place twice a year.

1. PROJECT ASSURANCE (45 %): Ensure UNCDF’s contribution to the management of UN joint programmes in the areas of Local Development and Inclusive Finance, notably through the regular monitoring of progress towards the achieving of the results of the portfolio of UN joint programmes and through regular financial and budgetary management aimed at achieving the following results:

* Contribution to the start-up of programmes after approval.
* Review of annual work plans (AWP) of project teams, ensuring clear performance targets are established; timely support to the implementation of the AWPs.
* Effective utilization of ATLAS is all stages of the project cycle; the Programme Officer is responsible for translating the AWPs into budgets and for budget revisions; s/he has approval authority of manager level 1 in ATLAS and advises project teams on the appropriate use of ATLAS, and of UNDP and UNCDF business processes, rules and procedures.
* Efficient and integrated monitoring of all financial, performance and operational aspects of the projects, which enables a quarterly comparison of the actual results achieved and resources with the AWP; organization of annual project review meetings.
* Reporting of project achievements and delivery as part of the annual UNCDF reporting systems (ATLAS, MIS etc), while ensuring compliance with other reporting arrangements for non-core resources to donors.
* Support the organization of evaluations and audits and follow-up on the implementation of their recommendations.
* Timely operational and financial closure of projects.

2. MANAGEMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS OF THE UN JOINT PROGRAMMES (25 %): Ensure that the partnerships of the joint programmes are being managed in the best interests of UNCDF, taking into account the priorities and activities in the UN’s strategic planning and joint programming:

* Operational and programmatic partnerships with other participating UN organisations to the Joint Programmes are managed on a day-to-day basis
* UNCDF strategic positioning in the joint programmes is managed and strengthened
* The CCA, UNDAF et CPAP integrate the areas of joint UNDP and UNCDF intervention (Local Development and Microfinance) in an appropriate manner and give appropriate details on the results to be achieved and resources to be allocated for that purpose.
* The planned results of the UNCDF activities as included in the UNDAF and CPAP are taken into account in the processes of monitoring and evaluating the UNDAF.

3. RESOURCE MOBILISATION (15%): Support the UNRC Office and the UNCDF Regional and HQ Offices in mobilizing resources for the joint programmes and other relevant activities:

* Effective partnership with UNDP country office, the UNRC Office the UNCDF regional team and UNCDF HQs in all steps in the RM process, while respecting the comparative advantages of UNCDF
* Documentation and sharing of partnership interactions as input into corporate business intelligence.

4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (10%): Promote the UNCDF visibility and the replication of pilot programmes through the documentation of pilot experience, distribution of knowledge management products and a policy dialogue with national authorities as well as with donor partners, in order to achieve the following results:

* Contribution to the identification, documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from pilot programmes.
* Visibility of UNCDF and of its comparative advantages in its two areas of intervention.
* Advocacy with national authorities and other national and local partners and donor partners in order to see a replication of successful pilot programmes and advance the policy dialogue on decentralization and local development, inclusive finance.
* Contribution to the UNDP and UNCDF knowledge networks and to the UNCDF website.

5. CORPORATE SUPPORT (5%): Manage the UNCDF Programme Support Budget and support UNCDF global initiatives:

* Efficient management of the PSB budget and the other UNCDF personnel that works in the country office.
* Ad-hoc support to UNCDF global and regional initiatives

Impact of Results:
Results of the work of the Programme Officer have a major impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the UNCDF programmes in Somalia. They have a major impact on achieving objectives of UNCDF in the Southern and East Africa region and organizational targets for financial delivery, business development, partnerships and resource mobilization for country programmes. The results of the incumbent have an impact on UNCDF’s reputation as a reliable business partner in local development and inclusive finance, in Somalia and beyond.


* Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards
* Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability
* Treats all persons fairly without favoritism
* Shows strong corporate commitment
* Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNCDF and UNDP


* Demonstrated broad knowledge of development issues, especially in the areas of poverty alleviation and local development
* Comprehensive understanding of the project management cycle and managing for results
* Knowledge of the programme framework
* Knowledge of UNDP field level organization
* Knowledge of Atlas at level required for the position



* Focuses on impact and results for client
* Builds trust in interactions with others
* Takes initiative and calculated risks
* Leads team creatively and effectively, and resolves conflicts
* Displays positive attitude
* Takes decisions

Managing Relationships

* Builds strong client relationships
* Builds strong relationships with external actors
* Communicates clearly and convincingly

Task Management

* Produces quality outputs in timely manner
* Analyzes problems carefully and logically, leading to fact-based and practical recommendations

Managing Complexity

* Manages projects effectively
* Develops innovative solutions

Building and Sharing Knowledge

* Shares knowledge and experience with colleagues
* Actively builds deep knowledge in local development area
* Makes valuable contributions to substantive/process areas
* Promotes knowledge management in the Unit/Office

Learning and People Development

* Provides constructive coaching and feedback
* Supports learning environment in the Unit/Office

Required Skills and Experience

* A Masters degree in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline.


* Five (5) years of relevant work experience in an area related to economic/social development, preferably in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and with UN organisations.
* Demonstrated success in programme management and management of institutional partnerships.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in English required; knowledge of other UN languages an asset.

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United Nations Jobs- LIAISON SPECIALIST Vacancy

Location : Bujumbura, BURUNDI
Application Deadline : 24-Sep-10
Additional Category Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Type of Contract : TA International
Post Level : P-3
Languages Required :
English French
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Oct-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : 2 Months

uties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of BINUB (SSR-SA chief ) and the supervision of the Deputy Country Director/ Programmes, the incumbent will :

Support to the Office of the Special Representative of the African Union:

* Ensure regular communication between the African Union (as co-chair of the Polical Directorate) and the relevant national and international stakeholders, and provide secretarial support and prepare meetings, including invitations, agenda, PowerPoint presentation, minutes, supporting documentation, and translate as needed.

Advisory services/technical support in the area of conflict prevention and peace building:

* Prepare report and research, participatory assessments and analysis of security and political situation and trends in Burundi to determine appropriate programmatic support of AU mission in Burundi to avert or ameliorate conflict and facilitate social and economic recovery of ex-combatants through appropriate peacebuilding initiatives;
* Provide advisory services (policy advisory/programme development/technical support) to the African Union in Burundi in areas such as reconciliation & dialogue, armed violence prevention & small arms reduction & community security & social cohesion;
* Provide advisory services to AU on mainstreaming conflict prevention in UN processes and programmes including the design and roll out of peace and conflict analyses.
* Identify the needs and roles of local non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations and formulate strategies and projects for AU Mission in Burundi to strengthen community and local NGO involvement, as well as the roles of women, in conflict prevention and peace building initiatives at regional and national levels.

Integrated regional programme delivery, knowledge management and networking:

* Lead the design and implementation of conflict prevention and recovery capacity development and training initiatives for strengthening the capacities of regional organizations, government and civil society in conflict analysis, conflict-sensitive development, program design and policy development;
* Support the Special Representative (SP) of the AU to develop strategies for engaging with the private sector in conflict prevention and peace building;
* Assist the SP in helping build strategic alliances and partnerships for peace and development related strategies and initiatives with international partners and regional NGOs;
* Work with the AU mission in Burundi in mobilizing resources for conflict prevention and peace building initiatives
* Concrete contributions to the knowledge and strengthening of conflict prevention and peace building in the Great Lake Region;
* Participation and contribution to knowledge management networks on key developments in conflict prevention and peacebuilding including contributing to BCPR/UNDP and the Peacebuilding Commission corporate policies in conflict prevention and peace-building as necessary.

Impact of key results:

The key results will have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. Specifically it will impact on the success of the UNDP/BINUB Integrated Governance and Peace building initiatives and programme.


Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:

* Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of UNDP
* Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time
* Participates effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others
* Responds flexibly & positively to change through active involvement
* Establishes clear performance goals, standards, & responsibilities; manages them accordingly
* Promotes a learning environment; facilitates the development of individual and team competencies


* Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals
* Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations.

Partnering and Networking:

* Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UNDP

Innovation and Judgment:

* Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems and how they relate
* Contributes creative, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situation
* Strives for quality client-centered services (internal/external) when making decisions and taking action


* Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills

Job Knowledge & Expertise:

* Demonstrates substantive knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence
* Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development & learn
* In addition to the core competencies of professionalism, integrity and respect of diversity, this position requires absolute discretion, tact, cultural sensitivity, excellent interpersonal skills; excellent organizational skills, excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; technological awareness; and flexibility to work long hours. The ability to work in a team is essential.

Required Skills and Experience


* A Master's Degree from an accredited educational institution in a relevant field (e.g. International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, development, political sciences, development economics, etc)


* 5 years of progressive experience in international development including experience in conflict and post-conflict countries focusing on Conflict prevention (CPR) issues;
* Thorough knowledge and demonstrated extensive experience in conflict prevention policy development, programming and advocacy;
* Demonstrated substantive experience in one of these CPR areas: armed violence prevention and small arms reduction; reconciliation and dialogue or community security and social cohesion.
* Demonstrated experience in designing and managing multi-stakeholder participatory conflict analysis processes;
* Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming gender and human rights in CPR programmes and projects;
* Programme design and management experience;
* Resource mobilization or grant management experience;
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate and deliver in a complex and multicultural environment;
* Good knowledge and understanding of the UN, its values, priority goals and systems and procedures will be a definitive asset;
* Work experience in small island developing states including the Pacific will be a definitive asset;

Language skills :

* Fluency in French and English (both written and spoken) are required.

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