Jobs Opportunities - ActionAid International Uganda

Job Title: Programmes Director

ActionAid International Uganda

ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.

ActionAid International Uganda seeks to recruit to one (1) competent person to fill the position of Programmes Director. The vacancy exists at ActionAid International Uganda- Kampala Office.

Role Definition:
To provide overall leadership and guidance in the development, implementation and monitoring of the AAIU strategic framework and programmes.

Key Result Areas:
1. Coordinate strategic planning, program development, review and evaluation processes.
2. Guide program operational planning, implementation and monitoring processes.
3. Enforce adherence to program-specific procedures for requisition and reporting expenditures in accordance with Financial Policy and Procedures Manual, ActionAid International Financial Management Framework and International Financial Reporting System.
4. Provide quality assurance to program related communication to both internal and external stakeholders of ActionaAid International Uganda.
5. Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the Directorate and build the capacity of program and non program staff in line with the organizational strategy and policies.
6. Participate in the recruitment processes in line with organisation requirements and contribute to the development and execution of a plan for acquiring and developing key talent.
7. Contribute to resource mobilization by providing quality assurance to proposal development.
8. Provide leadership in Networking and building strategic alliances in line with organizational strategies and policies.
9. Contribute to strategic decision making through the Central Management Team and support to the board.
10. Provide leadership in partner identification, appraisal and capacity building processes.

Critical Competences:
The applicant must demonstrate ability in the following competencies;
• Strategic planning and management
• Funding proposal development
• Donor contract management
• Staff and partner capacity development
• Communication and public relations
• Resource Mobilization and Monitoring
• Networking and collaboration
• People management skills
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Corporate Governance
• Finance Management skills
• Program management skills
• Performance management

Person Specifications:
A Master’s degree in appropriate Social Science discipline with at least 4-5 years relevant experience from a reputable organization.

Applications should be sent with a CV, cover letter, copies of certified academic documents and contact names and details of at least three (3) referees (one of which must be from the current employer) to:-

The HROD Director,
ActionAid International Uganda,
P.O. Box 676, Kampala

Not later than 7th January 2011. Applications by e-mail to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org are welcome. We will respond only to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International Uganda is an equal opportunities employer.

Career and Jobs Opportunities at Uganda Tea Corporation

Company: Uganda Tea Corporation
Job title: Accountant

Summary of tasks will include but not limited to; applying principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information, preparing profit and loss statements, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures.

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Preparing profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports
• Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions
• Establish, maintain and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures
• Prepare, and review budgets and expenditures
• Prepare and review accounting and related reports for accuracy and completeness
• Prepare and review; budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents
• Prepare and review revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control
• Resolve accounting discrepancies
• Maintain the manual filing systems
• Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits
• Other duties as assigned.

The Ideal candidate should have the following attributes and competencies to be able to perform this role effectively;
• Willingness to work closely within our small, growing team
• Have an aptitude for figures
• Have knowledge of Tally accounting software
• Be able to work well under his/her own initiative
• Be accurate and proficient in all tasks
• Be able to communicate efficiently with our suppliers and customers as necessary
• Capable of meeting strict deadlines

Required Qualifications
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including generally accepted accounting principles
• Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications
• Knowledge of Tax compliance and statutory legislation requirement for Uganda
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
• Must have successful completed his/her ACCA or CPA exams
• A Bachelor's Degree in Finance is an added advantage
• Must have three to five years of accounting experience and
• Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Applicants with comprehensive CV, copies of transactions and certificates together with applicant’s telephone number and email address should be sent to the address below not later than 15th January 2011.

Uganda Tea Corporation
P O Box 8955
Kampala - UGANDA
Email: personnel@ugandateacl.com

ICT Career Opportunities in uganda (new)

45 Degrees Consulting is one of the fastest growing independent ICT support companies, supplying managed
services, hardware, support services and solutions to over 600 customers from a wide range of industries in Africa. We are seeking to recruit individuals for the following
posts:

Head of Technology (1 post)
Business Development Manager (1 post)
IT Project / Program Manager (1 post)
IT Support Officers (4 posts)
For details on the above postings, send an inquiry email
to:
edgar@45degrees.co.ug or cbarole@45degrees.co.ug
Or Contact:
The CEO
45 Degrees Consulting Uganda Ltd
3rd Floor, Reev house
Plot 515, Bombo Road, Kampala
Closing date: 30th December, 2010

Uganda Career Opportunities

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES

Job Title: Manager, Corporate Services

The Manager, Corporate Services provides corporate business and legal advice to the Executive Director on all processes of contracting involving the Fund and engages on behalf of the Fund on all legal cases, negotiations and mediations and ensures protection of interest of the Fund. S/he will ensure the conformance of all policies, procedures, systems and practices in the Fund to National operating laws and relevant international standards and will act as a Legal Secretary to the Fund. S/he will also be responsible for the development, implementation and periodic review of comprehensive Human Resource policies and plans for the Fund, including staff recruitment, remuneration, appraisal, training, discipline and welfare.

The Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Information Management policies and procedures of the Fund. S/he will also ensure the definition and procurement of hardware and software, together with appropriate support arrangements and system administration. S/he will also be responsible for the development and implementation of processes and procedures for the management of the physical assets of the Fund.

The Manager will develop, coordinate and manage the communications and outreach programmes of the Fund, taking responsibility for all public and media relations.
Qualifications and Competencies
Applicants will possess a Bachelors degree in social sciences, economics, law or other relevant discipline. A Master’s degree in business, economics, management or law will be an added advantage. Applicants shall have membership of the ICSA or equivalent. They shall have attained a minimum of 10 years of practical working experience in progressively more senior positions in corporate services, in a busy organization and shall be able to demonstrate:
a) Good knowledge of Corporate Governance issues and the intricacies of the legal environment locally in Uganda and internationally.
b) Thorough understanding of public sector administration.
c) Working knowledge and experience of finance, procurement and company laws.
d) Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
e) Significant experience in a senior capacity of human resource management and development.
f) Experience in business planning.
g) Experience as a manager of all administrative aspects of an enterprise of similar nature to the Fund.
h) Experience in the management of consultants and suppliers, including advanced project management techniques.
Salary and Benefits

This position will be offered under a contract of three years, renewable. An attractive negotiable package is available to the right candidate.

Conditions for Applications

Applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience in the East African Region; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor Soliz House
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue, Kampala


To reach the Executive Director no later than 5.00 P.M Monday, 20 Dec 2010

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

IT Internship career opportunites in Uganda

Job title: PHP developer / Webmaster for Intern
Company: Dark Horse Solutions in Kampala

Job requirements:

Must have a solid technology and application architecture foundation; and be a fast learner with good working attitude. No particular preference for programming language proficiency but having a good working knowledge of Visual Basic, Java and Web development is a pre-requisite.

The candidate must possess the following attributes:
- can-do attitude
- fast learner
- good working attitude
- resourceful and possess good problem solving skills
- possess at least a second upper university degree
- current ICT/ Computer Science students can apply

Working hour:
Official working hours are from 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday.

This offer comes with a package to keep you running.

Fresh graduates who are fast learners with good working attitude are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: 20/12/2010

Content Officer/ Content Producer / Web Editor Career in uganda

Job Title: Content Officer/ Content Producer / Web Editor
The Content Officer/ Content Producer / Web Editor will prioritise and manage content design updates across platforms, and ensure that content in all its forms is compelling and relevant, customer-friendly and commercially-focused.

The Content Officer/ Content Producer / Web Editor will ensure that allocated content changes are well-managed day-to-day, to provide a dynamic, updated environment for the customer and to ensure deadlines are adhered to.

The Content Officer/Content Producer / Web Editor will be accountable for updating content to received briefs and where necessary ensuring that content is removed from sites according to appropriate timescales and be able to commission or produce content to support all aspects of the site, with an emphasis on design and pictoral content. Candidates must understand the significance of analytics and content personalisation techniques and ensure they inform content management decisions.
Candidates will have the following experience – Web content management/web design skills. HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Flash. web content management systems, effective written and oral communication skills including negotiation and influencing, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook.
Required Skills

* Exceptional communication and organizational skills * Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with popular content management systems is an added value * Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment * Basic Adobe Photoshop / Fireworks skills * Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team * Passion, Integrity and Energy!

Company: 
Dark Horse Solutions Kampala 
Deadline : 16th June 2010

Uganda Insurance Commission Jobs Opportunities

Job Title: Commissioner for Insurance

 Reports to: The Commission (Board)

4. Purpose of the Job: The Chief Executive of the Uganda insurance Commission. Ensures that the Commission achieves its strategic objectives through the execution of the Commission’s strategic plan, manages the day-to-day operations of the Commission and provides the desired technical input in the policy making process, all in line with the Commission’s mission and vision.

5. Duration: Contract basis of 5 years (renewable)

6. Responsibilities:

    * Develop a strategic plan/s in line with the Commission’s vision and mission
    * Manage the implementation of the Commission’s strategies as well as the human, financial, information technology and other resources on a day-to-day basis
    * Play a key role in insurance and related policy research, policy formulation and implementation
    * With respect to financial management, draw up the annual Commission’s budget, control and monitor its implementation, invest the Commission’s resources and report accordingly, among others
    * Monitor and enforce the financial soundness of all the players in the insurance industry and contribute towards development of an efficient insurance market
    * Oversee and ensure strict compliance, by players in the insurance industry, with the provision of the Insurance Act and related Regulations.
    * Safeguard the rights of insurance policyholders and beneficiaries to insurance contracts and maintain sound insurance principles and practices in the conduct of insurance business in Uganda.
    * Devise strategies to ensure growth of the local industry, promotion of industry best practices and provide input into growth and harmonization of industry practices among EAC member countries.
    * Promote the image of the Commission, locally, regionally and internationally.
    * In relation to the Board, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; and Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry, should:

   1. Keep the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development informed of the insurance business progress in Uganda and of the operations of the Commission.
   2. Keep the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry informed on the operations of the COMESA Yellow Card Secretariat.
   3. Present annual and other reports that may be necessary from time to time to the Board, the Ministry of Finance and the public.

    * Ensure effective supervision, regulation and control of insurance business and formation of standards for its conduct.
    * Advise Government on adequate insurance protection of national assets and national properties.
    * Perform any other duties which may be assigned by the Commission Board from time to time.

7. Person Specifications

    * At least a University degree from a recognized Institution and professional qualifications in insurance (Minimum ACM); OR an advanced degree in Actuarial Science or any other related discipline.
    * Applicants should have working experience of at least 10 years, five (5) of which should be at top management level in a reputable insurance or insurance related organization.
    * Applicants should not be incumbents or have been for the last one year directors, employees or shareholders of any insurer, intermediary, loss assessor or loss adjuster in Uganda.

8. Personal attributes and competences

    * Considerable knowledge, experience and competence in the insurance industry and organisational management
    * Ability to lead a highly technical team,
    * Self motivated and results oriented
    * Team building skills
    * Excellent communication and public relations skills
    * High level of integrity.

9. Remuneration package

An attractive remuneration package.

10. Submission of Applications

Qualifying and Interested persons should submit applications, a current Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates and transcripts, names and full communication addresses of three referees who can testify to the applicant’s academic abilities (in-line with the above requirements), working experience and character, and day time telephone contact in envelopes clearly marked “Commissioner for Insurance” to:

The Chairman
Uganda Insurance Commission
P.O. Box 22855
Kampala, Uganda

Or e-mail: ebk.uic@gmail.com

To reach him by 31st January 2011, COB.

Only qualifying individuals are invited to apply and any form of lobbying will disqualify the applicant.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted/responded to.

Customer Care Advisors Jobs Vacancies in Zantel- Tanzania

Job Title: Customer Care Advisors
Company: Zantel

Vacancy: Customer Care Advisors
REPORT TO: Customer Relationship Manager
Location: Dar es salaam
Country: Tanzania
Job Description (Duties):

    *   To effectively handle incoming calls from all customer types in accordance to the defined quality standard.
    *   Provide a high level customer service as defined by : a positive attitude, an efficient and adaptable approach, a polite, caring and professional telephone manner.
    *   Provide advice and educate customers on the client's product and service.
    *   To utilize appropriate customer service systems, processes and procedures to support work.
    *   To attempt to resolve customer queries at first Point of contact.
    *   To escalate customer issues as deemed appropriate.
    *   To meet performance goals and objectives.
    *   To ensure that you live the brand values in your dealings with customers and colleagues.
    *   To take on extra responsibilities and duties as required.


Necessary Qualifications:

    * Interpersonal skills.
    * Good communication skills
    * Team player.
    * Customer Service skills.
    * Multilingual.
    * Technologically inclined.
    * Trouble shooting and problem solving skills.
    * Flexibility and ability to handle stress.
    * Excellent typing skills.
    * Must be able to speak  FLUENT Kiswahili and English



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    * A diploma from a recognized institution.

Only Tanzanian citizens will be considered.
How to Apply:

If interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers and apply online, please send an email to zanteljobs@nftconsult.com.

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online.

24/12/2010

Jobs in Uganda Oil and Gas Company

Oil& Gas Industry
Job Title: Field Engineer & Field Specialist

Vacancy: Field Engineer & Field Specialist
REPORT TO: Senior Field Engineer
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Job Purpose:

To safely and carefully operate and maintain Oilphase-DBR's sampling and/or analysis equipment on the job site, with the goal of satisfying the requirements of the client.

Financial;

    * Care of Company assets.
    * Comply with requisition system for ordering spare parts and consumables.

Client Service;

    * When necessary, assist management at marketing & sales meetings with clients.
    * When necessary, attend at pre-job, pre-spud and post-job meetings with clients.
    * Direct contact with client representative on the rig during assignments.
    * Ensure technical reports being prepared and delivered to clients in a timely manner.

QHSE;

    * Report actively Failure reports, Risk Identification Repareports initiated within 24 hours and propose corrective actions
    * Comply with all standards and requirements within the Comapny.
    * Keeping yourself updated on any changes within the QHSE-MS.
    * Keep Safety Passport up to date.

Technical;

    * Perform workshop activity (maintain and prepare equipment for assignments)
    * Ordering and follow-up on deliverance for necessary spare parts and consumables.
    * Prepare equipment for dispatch to client base.
    * Fill in Outward and Inward delivery tickets in compliance with valid procedures.
    * Go offshore to perform sampling & analysis assignments in compliance with valid procedures.
    * Perform the wellsite services according to the directions of the client.
    * Preparation and safe packaging of equipment and/or chemicals at the wellsite prior to return to base.
    * When appointed, be responsible for the assignment ("First man", client contact, decision-making,etc).
    * Prepare Field Operation Report and complete Field Service Record at work.
    * Follow-up on all assignments (Status on returned equipment, Technical report to client, Failure reports, Track record data, e.t.c)
    * Set up and prepare job load-out's (i.e Assign kits/equipment for field jobs.)
    * Standing in for Field Service Manager when required.
    * Regular Updates to Personal objectives.
    * Updating of RITE for all cases of Equipment Charge of status, Equipment Maintenance, Asset Movement you are involved in.
    * Keep up to date all minimum QHSE Training and required minimum RIR requirement, CNP and Job Preferences & Certification.

Personnel;

    * Supervise activity offshore, when "first man" on assignment. Supervise/Guide trainees on-and offshore.
    * Utilize LMS to keep track of Training & Development.
    * Specialists should follow Compass X-Pert program and Engineers the Compass program.



Necessary Qualifications:

    * 3 years working experience.
    * Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    * Field Supervisory experience is essential.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers.

NFT Consult – Uganda,Kisozi Complex, Plot 6/8 Kyaggwe Road, Nakasero
Tel: +256 0414237904 / 24, 0312266904

OR

NFT Consult - Rwanda, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda.
Tel: +250 252570099, +250 0755335419, +250 0785119453.

If applying online, please send an email to inquiries@nftconsult.com.

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online.

Jobs at NSSF Uganda Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Job Vacancy -Current

An exciting opportunity has risen at at NSSF.
Job title: Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

We are looking for a self motivated individual with relevant
experience and the right innovative skills to spearhead the
aggressive growth of the Fund’s investment portfolio. This is a very
senior role at the Fund and the right profiled person, who is result
oriented, is required.

The successful candidate should have significant experience
of managing investments, including asset allocation, identifying
trends and generating measurable returns. This experience must
also have been gained in at least two of the following areas: hedge
fund/equities, real estate, private equity and direct fixed income
investments.

Main purpose of the job
Reporting to Managing Director, the CIO will have overall
responsibility for driving the investment strategy of the Fund and
oversee a team of investment specialists to ensure that members’
funds are prudently invested and earn real returns in line with the
Fund’s investment policy. He/She will be a member of the senior
management executive committee.

Main duties and responsibilities

• Participate in strategic planning for the organization by
providing input into the development of an investment strategy
as well as related business and operational plans.
• Develop an asset allocation matrix and identify risk adjusted
benchmarks for each investment type of real estate, equities
and fixed income.
• Identify and develop coherent investment policies and
guidelines for different types of investments, in accordance with
regulatory requirements.
• Make contact with and conduct preliminary discussions with
prospective investors and assess the potential of business
opportunities.
• Pro-actively identify opportunities, and coordinate the
preparation of feasibility studies and business plans for all
investment types.
• Appraise, analyze and evaluate new areas of investments and
make recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
• Take responsibility for all fixed income investment activities
including offering debt advisory to the Board of Directors,
underwriting and placement services, plain vanilla financing,
liability management and structured finance.
• Manage activities in equity and equity linked businesses,
acquisition of, negotiation for and origination of primary and
secondary mandates.
• Identify, appraise and lead implementation of real estate
projects; proactively manage construction and operational
risks associated with real estate projects in order to undertake
projects within approved project costs, timeframes and realise
required rates of returns.
• Lead the implementation of authorised investments and
supervise property development projects in liaison with project
managers and outsourced consultants.
• Monitor, analyze and report on performance of all investments
portfolio.
• Prepare detailed reports to Board and potential investors.
• Coordinate Investment Committee meetings.
• Supervise and develop a professional team in investments,
finance, architecture and engineering.
Job Requirements:
• A good degree and postgraduate qualification in finance,
economics, business administration and other relevant
disciplines with specialization in investment and/or professional
qualification such as CFA, ACCA and CPA.
• A minimum of 10 years experience in banking/financial
institution at senior management level.
• Hands on experience in bond/bill/currency trading and
structuring.
• Demonstrated experience with equity valuation, equity trading
and derivatives.
• Practical skills in financial modelling.
• Proven ability to implement investment policy.
• Demonstrated leadership and negotiating skills.
• Computer literacy.
An excellent remuneration package commensurate with the level of
experience will be offered.
Ugandans living abroad with investiment skills and qualifications
are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for the Job
Interested persons should forward their applications and detailed
CV with copies of academic transcripts to Chief Human Resource
Officer, National Social Security Fund, P.O. Box 7140 Kampala.
The application should reach us not later than 14th January 2011.


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