American (USA) Emabbsy Jobs- Voucher Examiners Vacancies

Job title: Voucher Examiners

U.S. Mission, Uganda


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


Number: 101-2010 Date: 10/04/2010

OPEN TO: All Qualified Host Country Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: October 4-15, 2010

POSITION TITLE: Voucher Examiners

POSITION LOCATION: USAID, FMO OFFICE

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-8 (Ugshs.35,778,240 to 51,509,351 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is seeking two (2) qualified Ugandans for the positions of Voucher Examiner.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves as a “recognized expert” in the voucher examining process and is responsible for auditing, and processing for payment, the full range of invoices generated by the Mission’s development portfolio and operations. Invoices presented for processing include those for the most difficult and complex activities financed under multi-year acquisition and assistance instruments. The Voucher Examiners also process a variety of lump-sum/fixed price contract claims and other reimbursement claims.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education Required: Completion of a college degree is required.
2. Work Experience: From three to five years experience of progressively greater responsibility in voucher examination, accounting and related fiscal work is required.
3. Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English.
4. Knowledge: A thorough knowledge is required of financial management and accounting systems.
5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Computer skills are a must. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and to clearly articulate the rationale for decisions made impacting the disbursement of payments.
HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(ii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iii) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(iv) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

Financial Analyst Job Vacancy- American Embassy

Job Title: Financial Analyst

U.S. Mission, Uganda


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 102-2010 Date: 10/04/2010

OPEN TO: All Qualified Host Country Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: October 4-15, 2010

POSITION TITLE: Financial Analyst

POSITION LOCATION: USAID, FMO OFFICE

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-11 (Ugshs.67,623,871 to 97,517,009 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified Ugandan for the position of Financial Analyst.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for the full range of financial analysis and accounting services, and is the Controller’s principal Financial Management representative providing financial expertise and advice for all program activities in the assigned portfolio. She/he is responsible for providing guidance and capacity building relative to financial, administrative and managerial matters impacting USAID activities relevant to implementing partners of the GOU, local, international and U.S. based organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education Required: Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other related field is required.
2. Work Experience: A minimum of three years experience of progressively greater responsibility in professional accounting and auditing is required. Experience with a local CPA firm is preferred.
3. Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English.
4. Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology.
5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to plan and provide analytical support for USAID/Uganda in a timely and effective manner. Computer literacy (Excel, Word, etc.) is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(ii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iii) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(iv) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: October 15, 2010

Job Vacancy at PRIDE MICROF1NANCE LIMITED

Job Title: Business Development /Public Relations and Marketing Manager


Specific responsibilities include:-
• Prepare an activity plan for each year and ensure that it is followed through the year.
• Uphold customer service quality in delivery channels to PML customers.
• Drive growth of balance sheet by ensuring that the listed reports are attracting
deposits and on lend them to meet set targets.
• Play a leading role in the creation of strategic alliances to grow PML's business.
• Build product / service awareness in the general public but with specific focus in identified segments whilst reinforcing Brand
• Pride position in the market.
• Stimulate demand for PML products / services through the provision of products / services knowledge to both existing customers and the general public.
• Take a lead in the development of an integrated programme of products/ services promotion and Brand Pride building operations in line with PML's Brand guidelines.
• Supervisory activities which may include carrying out branch visits and offering training within the PML Network.

Minimum Academic Qualification

He / She should posses a Masters degree in a business field from a reputable Institution. Other professional qualifications in public added advantage.
At least 5 years hands-on experience and proven skills in marketing, branding, public relations or product development and research at a managerial level, preferably with a reputable financial institution or marketing services firm.

Person Specifications:
• Should be a strategic thinker with high degree of innovativeness, creativity and ambition. Should have strong business and analytical skills.
• Should have a high degree of integrity, excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and must be able to meet deadlines.
• Should not be more than 35 years of age.
Apply for this job

Application procedure:
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply and send a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates / testimonials, postal address, current salary, salary expectation, names of 3 referees and a daytime telephone contact to the Head Human Capital Management, using the address below so as to reach not later than Friday. October 15. 2010.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you do not hear from us t December 31, 2010; please consider yourself unsuccessful.

PRIDE MICROF1NANCE LIMITED (MDI),
Metropole House, Plot 8-10 Entebbe Road,
P. O. Box 7566, Kampala.
Tel: No. 041 4346 930 / 297
Kampala, Uganda.

Assistant Program Manager Job Vacancy- Action Against Hunger

Post: Assistant Program Manager

ACF is looking for an Assistant to the Nutrition Surveillance Program Manager (APM) to be based in MOROTO. The person will be under the direct supervision of the Program Manager.

Responsibilities
• Assist the programme manager in creating programme awareness to community, working relationship with DHO/DHT team and local authorities.
• Participate in the definition of the technical surveillance strategy
• Participate in organization and facilitation of trainings.
• Play an active role in data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Inform arising problems to PM with possible solutions in time.
• Actively participate in the program reporting and give support to other ACF departments.
• Participate in organization and facilitation of trainings.
• In the absence of PM, ensure the overall program management.

Academic Qualifications:
• BSc .in nutrition / dieitery or related fields with medical and nutrition background

Experience:
• Minimum 2 years experience in nutrition surveillance at supervisory level.
• Experience in capacity building programmes desirable.

Specific Skills:
• Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to support, motivate, and train field staff,
• Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Power point, internet, and email are a must.

Personal skills
• Ability to communicate with national and international multicultural team.
Apply for this job

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit your application:

By hand to the Human Resources Officer in ACF office in Moroto, Kaabong, Gulu, Lira or Kampala, mentioning on the envelope: Assistant to the Nutrition Surveillance Program Manager

Or by email (files not larger than 3 MB) to:

hr.ug@acf-international.org or
cmn.ug@acf-international.org

Deadline Friday October 15th 2010

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test and interview. Female candidates arc highly encouraged to apply.

Business Growth Chief Manager Job Vacancy at Centenary Bank, Uganda

Centenary Bank, the leading Micro Finance bank, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced and

Job title: Business Growth Chief Manager
Reports to: General Manager Operations

Role:
Market Bank's products and manage customer relationships through Pro-active and consultative approaches with aim of enhancing profits and acquire profitable new Banking liability business through the creation, development and maintenance of high quality customer advisory relation-standards

Key Result Areas:
1. Generate new business to achieve defined sales targets in liabilities and assets to grow market share in line with the banks strategic direction.
2. Recommend changes required to meet target customers' expectations whilst fully in compliance with Bank policies.
3. Analyze and monitor market trends and make appropriate recommendations for banks product development.
4. Design and Implement techniques and processes aimed at capturing risks and likely returns to guide products development in the bank.
5. Evaluate banks products on a regular basis and make recommendation on the necessary improvements required for the bank to remain competitive in the market as per the banks strategic plan
6. Develop and maintain a robust and a loyal core customer base through maintaining high standards of customer services as per bank policies and procedures.
7. Research on the economic, political and other factors affecting the banking industry and make appropriate recommendations to the bank as per the bank's policies
8. Market bank's products in all sectors of the Ugandan market in line with set targets and bank’s strategic objectives.
9. Generate sales reports to monitor, manage and improve sales performance for each segment portfolio.
10. Interpret customer requests and provide integrated
11. In liaison with the Branch staff, ensure continuing com¬pliance with KYC/CDD and adherence to compliance risk Management policies.

Required competences and experience
• An Honor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration from a recognized University
• Post Graduate qualification's in Marketing/banking/Financial management or other relevant field
• At least 5 years hands on banking experience at a man¬agerial level in a large financial institutions
• High degree of integrity as the job entails handling very confidential information
• Good Selling and negotiation skills
• Ability to manage numerous deliverable in a timely and effective manner
• Good knowledge of Banking Practices
Apply for this job

Applications:

Interested persons who fully meet the above specifications are invited to apply:
Please download and Application for employment form from www.centenary bank.co.ug, fill it and enclose a detailed CV Certified copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contacts, postal and email address of both applicant and three competent referees to reach not later than 13th October 2010 at 5pm to:

The General Manager Human Resources
Centenary Rural Development Bank
P.O. Box 1892
KAMPALA

Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful,

Jobs Vacancies at UMEME -TRAINEE ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL OFFICERS

Job Title:TRAINEE ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL OFFICERS

Umeme is not only looking to bringing a fresh approach to power service delivery but we are also looking at bringing a fresh approach to careers too. Umeme is looking to engage with Trainee Electrical Technical Officers qualified with Higher or Ordinary Diplomas from recognized institutions. We are looking for young graduates of not more than 27years. The candidates should be very willing to undergo a tailor made intensive programme with high levels of integrity and positive attitudes. They should be willing to be stationed in any of Umeme offices including upcountry offices. The Trainees will be orientated for about one year in all Umeme Operations for them to gain a good understanding of the business. It will be hands on approach supported and guided by qualified and experience Technical Managers, Mentors and colleagues. Because we want to develop people with talent and share our passion for excellent power service delivery; the Trainees will need to have achieved at least a credit or distinction in Maths, English and Physics and in possession of a full driving/riding license.
Apply for this job

Applications should be sent through to:
recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug

Or:
Head of Human Resources
Umeme Limited
P.O BOX 23841 Kampala

Not later than 18th October 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you don't get contacted for interviews please consider yourself unsuccessful for the short list.

"Any form of canvassing will automatically lead to disqualifications"

kVA METERING ENGINEER Job Vacancy at UMEME

Job Title: kVA METERING ENGINEER
Reports to: METERING TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
Responsible to: DATA CLERK and kVA METERING TECHNICIAN
Department: METERING DEVELOPMENT and MANAGEMENT

Job Purpose:
To ensure that all kVA (LV and HV) meters are audited in a pre-defined periodical cycle and identified irregularities effectively resolved with adequate feedback.

Key Responsibilities:
• Commission and inspect quality of all kVA and HT installation.
• Define acceptable quality standard parameters to inspect and audit kVA and HT installations.
• Set up together with the Districts Metering kVA and HT audit program through the year.
• Follow up progress and quality of the District Metering kVA and HT inspections and effective resolution of identified anomalies.
• Provide technical support and training to the District Metering staff in order to control kVA and HT installations.
• Attend and resolve metering anomalies on Grid Meters (Boundaries, Feeders, and Transformers).
• Plan cost-effectively contracted and company resources required in form of a budget for the kVA and HT projects with an implementation plan.
• Manage completion of scheduled field operational duties and balance scheduled work with unscheduled work occurrences within planned time frame.
• Hold accountability for activities performed by his subordinates, stipulate targets and monitor performance based on honesty and professional integrity.
• Perform other duties as assigned from time to time with in the department.

Required Qualifications:
• Degree in Electrical Engineering
• Diploma in Project Management or related.
Experience:
• At least three (2) years experience in a supervisory role.
• Proven experience in deploying products/technologies to final customers.

Personal Attributes/Competencies:
• Knowledge on testing WA and HT meters and have some meaningful interpretation
• Pushing and controlling of his people
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively at all organizational levels
• Demonstrated skills in coordination, resource organization, task prioritization and schedule development
• Ability to build strong, effective working relationships and handle multiple assignments with effective resolution of conflicting priorities.
• Microsoft Office or similar software tools or operating System.
• Time management
• Explicit level of honesty and integrity
• Analytical and pays attention to details.
• Results oriented
• Good judgment skills
Apply for this job

Applications should be sent through to:
recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug

Or:
Head of Human Resources
Umeme Limited
P.O BOX 23841 Kampala

Not later than 18th October 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you don't get contacted for interviews please consider yourself unsuccessful for the short list.

"Any form of canvassing will automatically lead to disqualifications"

Current Jobs Vacancies at UMEME

JOB TITLE: Internal Auditor-Technical
Reports to: Internal Auditor Supervisor
Responsible for: none
Department: Internal Audit

JOB PURPOSE:
To carry out independent reviews/appraisals of Umeme's internal control systems to provide assurance as to their appropriateness and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Execute the day-to-day activities of technical network audits according to the Audit Plan.
2. Identify and communicate technical and auditing matters to Senior Auditors.
3. Develop and coordinate the implementation of the Annual Technical Audit Plans.
4. Identify performance improvement opportunities with the business.
5. Ensure the Information flow from the Field to the Audit Team is efficient by interacting with the field staff,
6. Execute Technical Audits on the Umeme Network Foot Print and Rural Electrification schemes.
7. Review the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of controls to ensure the following:
• Effective planning and feasibility studies are done for all new schemes/projects added to the Network.
• Work has been done and carried out in accordance with agreed plans and specifications.
• Adequacy of procedures for measuring and monitoring of the quality of power supply and reliability.
• Maintenance programme for the Network, line clearance, transformers and sub stations is available and executed accordingly.
• That the existing systems (e.g SCADA) in place are working as intended.
• The loss reduction programme is properly implemented and adhered to.
• The Incident Management System (IMS) is operating as expected and is timely updated.
• All system improvements are properly executed in line with established guidelines.
• All constructed schemes are appropriately captured in the GIS system.
8. Prepare proper working papers and draft Audit Reports for review by the Internal Audit Supervisor and Head of Internal Audit.
9. Carry out ad hoc Audits specifically on the technical aspects of the control systems as may be required from time to time.
10. Communicate, coordinate and follow-up on Audit status with Senior Auditor, Head of Internal Audit and Departmental Heads.

Required Qualifications:
Degree in Electrical Engineering
Must be knowledgeable about survey and engineering drawings
Experience:
1-3 years of post qualification in a commercial environment.

Personal Attributes/Competencies:
• High integrity
• Superior analytical and problem solving skills
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Willingness to travel in and out of the country
• Team player
• Proactive and highly motivated
• Creativity, sell-confidence and flexibility
• Ability and willingness to learn auditing and/or accounting within a power distribution environment.
Apply for this job

Applications should be sent through to:
recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug

Or:
Head of Human Resources
Umeme Limited
P.O BOX 23841 Kampala

Not later than 18th October 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you don't get contacted for interviews please consider yourself unsuccessful for the short list.
"Any form of canvassing will automatically lead to disqualifications"

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