Drivers- Driving Jobs Opportunities

Job Title: Drivers
Reports to: Transport Officer
Salary scale: UWA 09
Contract Duration: Four (04) years, (Renewable)

Job summary:
Responsible for driving organizational vehicles, ensuring the safety, maintainace and proper working conditions.

Required Qualification:
• 0-level school certificate with at least 4 passes
• A valid Driving Permit minimum class C
• 05 years accident free proven experience with a reputable organization
• A copy of a Certificate of good conduct is required.
Age limit: 30-45 years

Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean and tidy
• Driving the vehicle as required, ensuring the safety of its passengers and contents
• Monthly and periodic reports on vehicle status made
• Complying with traffic regulations and procedures
• Keeping and having safe custody of the of vehicle documents
• Ensuring that the vehicle is fuelled at all times, have correct levels of lubricants and that tyres have the recommend pressure level
• Should be conversant with filling and use of logbooks
• Carrying out any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
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Hand written applications should be addressed and submitted not later than 12-November 2010 to;
The Executive Director
Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kiira Road Kamokya
P.O Box 3530 Kampala
Tel:+256-414-355000
Fax; +256-414-3446291
Email;info@ugandawildlife.org
Website: www.ugandawildlife.org or www.friendgorilla.org

Principal Legal Counsel - UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY

Job Title: Principal Legal Counsel
Location: UWA headquarters
Reports to: Director Legal and Corporate Affairs
Supervises: Legal Counsel
Salary scale: UWA 04(a)
Contract duration: Four (4) years (renewable)

Main Purpose of the Job:
To provide and coordinate legal services for and offer guidance to UWA in line with the Uganda Wildlife Act Cap 200 of 2000, UWA Mission and other relevant Laws.

Key Result Areas:
• Prepare pleadings and appear in court on behalf of UWA in line with established, laws, and procedures.
• Prepare agenda, minutes and notices of the UWA Board of Trustees in line with existing law and procedures manual as may be delegated.
• Coordinate and monitor the activities of the various partners ensuring compliance with approved laws and Memorandum of
• Understanding (M.O.Us) in line with UWA mission and strategic plan, relevant laws and agreements
• Spearhead the development of M.O.U's agreements and other legal documents/instruments in line with Uganda Wildlife Act and other applicable laws and policies.


Key Competencies/Skills:
• Good knowledge of the principals and practice of company law, development or environmental law, and the procedure guide to public sector
• Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws
• Skills in drafting legal documents.
• Knowledge of the Uganda wildlife act cap 200 of 2000 and other relevant laws
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
• A good degree of bachelor of laws from a recognized university with a bias in environmental law and or commercial law or company law.
• A masters degree in the field of law is an added advantage
• A postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the law development centre (LDC) and a valid practicing certificate is a must.
• Must be registered with the Uganda law society.
• Computer literate - ms-office, excel, e-mail, internet (necessary requirement)

Working Experience
• Must be a practicing advocate for a minimum of 05years and 03 years at a senior level in a prominent and busy public or law firm

Required Age: should be 30- 45 years.
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Hand written applications should be addressed and submitted not later than 12-November 2010 to;
The Executive Director
Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kiira Road Kamokya
P.O Box 3530 Kampala
Tel:+256-414-355000
Fax; +256-414-3446291
Email;info@ugandawildlife.org
Website: www.ugandawildlife.org or www.friendgorilla.org

UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY (UWA) JOBS - Assistant Warden Oil Monitoring

Job Title: Assistant Warden Oil Monitoring
Location: Field Based
Reports: Conservation Area Manager
Salary Scale: UWA07
Contract duration: Four (4) years (Renewable)

Specific tasks:
1. To study, participate and review Environmental Impact statements and raise issues of concerns that the statements do not adequately address.
2. Study and evaluate environmental audit reports for oil companies operating within wildlife protected area
3. Monitor and evaluate on a daily basis the compliance of the oil companies in line with NEMA approved conditions, UWA guidelines for oil exploration the Environmental Management Plan, petroleum exploration and production department(PEPD) , geological survey and mines department (GSMD) among others, for Restoration and decommissioning Plans
4. Identify and investigate any other unanticipated concerns or negative impacts that might emerge.
5. Developing regulations to guide oil developments within wildlife protected areas.
6. Participate in the national programs to develop tools (e.g. Sensitivity atlas, Strategic Environment Assessment) for environmental management
7. Advise on strategies to address potential and emerging environmental issues and challenges on wildlife protected areas.
8. Contribute to national debates and engagements on oil development and conservation and propose improvement to the policies and guidelines regarding petroleum and mining operations in protected areas.
9. Participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual plans, budgets and reports for UWA Planning Unit.
10. Attend scheduled meeting, seminars and workshops related to petroleum and oil activities or any other.
11. Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Academic and professional qualifications:

A bachelor's (Hon's) Degree in petroleum Geology or Geology or Geology with Chemistry. Knowledge of petroleum operations, knowledge of depositional environments in a rift valley setting in aspects of structural geology and sedimentlogy is required. Advanced degree in Environmental management or Wildlife management, Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment and or Environmental Audit Knowledge and understanding of Protected Areas and oil related issues is an added advantage
Working experience: 02 years and above experience in the related field
Required age: 25-45 years
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Hand written applications should be addressed and submitted not later than 12-November 2010 to;
The Executive Director
Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kiira Road Kamokya
P.O Box 3530 Kampala
Tel:+256-414-355000
Fax; +256-414-3446291
Email;info@ugandawildlife.org
Website: www.ugandawildlife.org or www.friendgorilla.org

Security Guard Jobs Vacancy: Employment in Uganda

Job Title: Security Guard
Job Ref: Ngetta/05/2010:
Reports to; Farm Manager
Work Station: Ngetta Lira
Salary Scale: UR 8

Overall Purpose:
Undertakes patrol duties to inspect, check, guard, and protect infra structural facilities, buildings and property against theft, fire, equipment malfunctions, vandalism and illegal entry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Patrol assigned areas on foot or in a vehicle to detect and prevent signs of intrusion and examines doors windows and gates to ensure they are securely locked.
• Raise an alarm or respond to the alarm and investigate disturbances.
• Check for irregularities, such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes and calls the police or fire
• Departments in cases of fire emergency or presence of unauthorized persons.
• Perform periodic inspections of security systems, emergency call boxes, street lights to ensure to ensure operational use, detect evidence of tampering and reporting malfunctions as required.
• Guard an entrance or exit, checking identification cards, screening individuals and motor vehicles as well as preventing passage of people or prohibited articles from entering or leaving restricted areas.
• Provide information and warning violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
• Apprehend, detain or evicting intruders, offenders and violators from premises using force when necessary.
• May be required to answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
• May be required to circulate among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.
• May be required to escort a motor-vehicle and provide security to staff, visitors and prevent incidents of insecurity or theft of valuables.
• May be required to monitor and adjust controls that regulate building systems or research experiments
• Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as property damage/leaking pipes, theft, fire or presence of unauthorized persons or unusual occurrence.
• Uganda Certificate of Education
• Certificate of Good Conduct in Security Operations
• Six (6) months on-the-job training in law enforcement or security work


Key Competencies
• Knowledge of security laws, policies, procedures, and regulations, including investigative methods and techniques such as interviewing, fact-finding, surveillance and undercover work and their application to work problems
• Knowledge of first-aid and familiarity with problems which arise in safeguarding property and the procedures used in dealing with them.
• Ability to secure evidence record witness statements and testify at hearings, arbitrations and courts of law.
• Ability to understand find execute detailed oral and written Instructions and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to work Irregular shifts (night and day) out of doors for extended periods under unfavorable
• Demonstrated high standards of ethical conduct, such as honesty, transparency and integrity.
• Work and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner and to continuously provide high quality service;
• Display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
• Work with minimal supervision and demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain courteous and professional attitude when working with staff, visitors and members of the public.
• Encourage and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust and in addition fosters commitment and team spirit.
• Express information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into accounts the audience and nature of the information. .
• Demonstrated ability to be alert, remain calm and react appropriately in stressful and/or critical situations requiring immediate action.

Employment Terms for the Position:
Successful candidates will be employed on a four year contract basis renewable on satisfactory performance.

Age: Candidates should not be above 45
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit their handwritten applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephones contacts and names and addresses of 3(three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the underlisted address within 21 days from 24-10-2010

Only Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at short notice Applicants who do not receive any response within two weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

The Director,
Ngetta Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O. Box 52, LIRA

Drivers Jobs vacancy In Uganda

Job title: Drivers
Job Ref: Ngetta/04/2010
Reports to: HR AND Admin Officer
Work Station: Ngetta Lira
Salary Scale: UR7

Overall Purpose:
To transport staff members to designated locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Undertake routine and preventive maintenance of motor vehicle by checking and topping-up the level of petrol, oil, water, battery electrodes and tyre pressure before operating the vehicle,
• Regularly clean and polish the vehicle, change tyres as well as making minor repairs or adjustments,
• Drive motor vehicle (car and van) to transport directors, staff, clients and others to designated locations in buying goods, supplies and consumer items,
• Load and offload baggage, goods and other material supplies with due regard to the safety of other people.
• Maintain records of the motor vehicle's daily activity showing journey, mileage, petrol, oil and signature of authorizing officer to account for all the journeys made.
• Regulate the radio, heat, light, and ventilation system for passenger comfort.
• Observe traffic and safety precautions in order to prevent accidents and to avoid traffic violations, in addition, undertake first aid in case of injuries.
• Report motor vehicle accident to the traffic police and the Maintenance Officer, obtaining police regulations.
• Requisition for petrol, lubricants and spare parts and maintain a record account for the same. • Take the motor vehicle for major service or repairs in accordance to planned preventive maintenance schedule or insurance accident report.
• Assist in performing miscellaneous tasks such as photocopying documents and cleaning the compound when not driving.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Driving Permit without any endorsements
• Uganda Certificate of Education ("0" Level) with a pass in English Language
• Five (5) years relevant experience driving cars and vans with a reputable organization or institution with a reputable organization or institution.

Key Competencies:
• Ability to follow detailed oral and written
• Must demonstrate 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without corrective lenses, and have a 70 degree field of vision in each eye and not be colour blind.
• Capable of perceiving a forced whisper in the better ear at not less than five feet with or without the use of hearing aid.
• Ability to interpret and follow operating manuals
• Knowledge of routes in both urban and rural areas.
• Ability to interpret road maps and rough hand drawn sketches
• Ability to interpret and comply with safety codes, traffic rules, regulations, and safe operating practices
• Ability to perform safety inspections, recognize and report mechanical problems, perform preventive maintenance check (oil, and all fluid levels, tire pressure) etc,
• Ability to operate vehicles in inclement and severe weather conditions, in mountainous areas or on rough steep terrain and loose surfaces such as sand, gravel or mud,
• Ability to lift and load/offload heavy goods and demonstrate complete knowledge of materials transported and their characteristics in order to deliver material safely to job location taking into account weight restrictions
• Ability to interpret all vouchers, bill of laden, invoices to insure proper handling, receiving and distribution of supplies and materials transported
• Ability to meet time schedules and deadlines and complete tasks without jeopardizing safety or integrity of work.
• Ability to operate vehicles at night and at times in reduced visibility from heavy and blowing rain.
• Ability to maneuver vehicle in tight spaces, judging distance in congested and confined positions.
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit their handwritten applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephones contacts and names and addresses of 3(three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the underlisted address within 21 days from 24-10-2010

Only Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at short notice Applicants who do not receive any response within two weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

The Director,
Ngetta Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O. Box 52, LIRA

Laboratory Technician (Pathology) Job Vacancy

Job Title: Laboratory Technician (Pathology)
Job Ref: Ngetta/03/2010
Reports: Pathologist Scientist
Work Station: Ngetta Lira
Salary Scale; UR6

Overall Purpose:
To provide support to scientists undertaking research and experiments with plant materials and other micro-organisms.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare maintain laboratory materials, equipment, facilities and work area in a clean condition
• Set-up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipments.
• Receive and prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols in order to ensure effective storage, handling, and disposal of samples and specimens such as solutions, soils and plants for isolation, analysis and labeling
• Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing as well as preserving, isolating and analyzing samples and specimens as directed
• Process samples and amplification of DNA, prepare culture media, centrifuge as well as grinding, drying, packaging, weighing, incubation, sterilization, digesting and extraction
• Conduct standardized biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of physical or chemical substances in plants and other products. Examine specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems through observation, examination, identification, isolation and purification of samples
• Feed laboratory animals and insects
• Conduct pathogenecity test, re-isolation for multiplication and inoculums preparation
• Conduct incidence and severity assessments and participate in the screening of materials for disease damage and pest resistance
• Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation
• Provide input on the development of the annual budget, especially item and cost specifications
• Provide input in the design and construction of facilities for undertaking experiments • Undertake routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities including installation and calibration
• Requisition for laboratory materials and equipment according to approved budget
• Disposal of waste products in accordance with safety regulations
• Observe laboratory health and safety procedures
• Analyze experimental data, interpret results and writing reports and summaries of findings.

Minimum Qualifications

• Diploma in Laboratory Technology or its equivalent qualification
• Two years relevant experience

Key Competences

• Knowledge of plants, insects and other organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.
• Ability to listen, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken words and in writing
• Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem.
• Ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
• Proficiency in computer software applications and statistical packages
• Ability to control laboratory operations comprising of equipment or systems.
• Customer responsiveness
• Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams
• Knowledge of environment health and safety and procedures
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit their handwritten applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephones contacts and names and addresses of 3(three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the underlisted address within 21 days from 24-10-2010

Only Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at short notice Applicants who do not receive any response within two weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

The Director,
Ngetta Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O. Box 52, LIRA

Aquaculture Technician Job Vacancy

Job Title: Aquaculture Technician
Job Ref: Ngetta/02/2010
Reports to: Aquaculture Scientist
Work Station: Ngetta Lira
Salary Scale: UR6

Overall Purpose:
Aquaculture technicians provides support to Scientists undertaking acquaculture/fisheries research by employing know/ledge of laboratory principles, practices and procedures to process fish and marine samples, specimens and materials for analysis of biological and physical properties.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare work plans for field sampling and data collection on the biology and ecology of different species of fish
• Prepare equipment for field sampling and data collection
• Generate data on the biological and ecological parameters of different fish species: • Characterization of sampling ponds including, composition, relative abundance, population structure, maturity and distribution
• Collection and preservation of fish samples for food and fecundity analysis Laboratory analysis of the collected samples
• Interact with fisher communities to understand their problems
• Write field reports and preliminary analysts report .
• General laboratory organization
• Proper use, care and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment
• Store data in both electronic and hard copies
• Participate in workshops, Agricultural shows and any other activity related to information dissemination.
• Participate in training of students and farmers on acquaculture

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ordinary Diploma in either science Technology or Fisheries Management Technology
• Two (2) years' relevant working experience gained from a fisheries related institution

Key Competencies:
• Knowledge and skills in aquaculture
• Must be computer literate
• Must have Knowledge on data analysis and use of statistical tools
• Ability to collect and analyze data and write reports
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit their handwritten applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephones contacts and names and addresses of 3(three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the underlisted address within 21 days from 24-10-2010

Only Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at short notice Applicants who do not receive any response within two weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

The Director,
Ngetta Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O. Box 52, LIRA

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