Medical Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda

Registered Nurse; FP-6; ERR-FSN-8
U. S. Mission, Uganda
Number: 106/2010 Date: 10/20/2010
OPEN TO:  All Interested Candidates
POSITION:               Registered Nurse; FP-6; ERR-FSN-8
OPENING DATE:  October 20 2010
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

"The American Embassy is seeking for an individual for the position of Registered Nurse in the Health Unit Section."

The Registered Professional Nurse functions as a primary health care provider at post and will be responsible for providing a full range of nursing services to official Americans and family members.  Incumbent will provide routine and emergency health care and in special circumstances when additional support is needed (i.e. emergencies, medical evacuations, mass casualties).  This includes treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with accepted professional standards and intermittent on-call duties.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education required:  Graduate of a professional nursing school with a current and unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the U.S. or Western European equivalent is required.
2.  Work Experience:  Two years of occupational and/or family practice health experience, with at least one year being with the U.S. or Western European primary health care facility is required is required. 
3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent (Level IV) spoken and written English ability is required.
4.   Knowledge:   Current training or working knowledge in emergency preparedness, including Basic Life Support Certification is required.
5.  Skills and Abilities:  Demonstrated skill and ability to administer adult and paediatric immunisation programs according to current CDC standards, and ability to provide travel medicine recommendations and health precautions are required. 
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.
5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
Or by e-mail:

Deadline: Jan 12 2011

Jobs in Mombasa Kenya (Current Employment Opportunities)

Job Title: Position:Financial Controller

Oversee operations of all areas of the Finance function, including funding and cash flow
Manage Accounting and MS functions of the Company including Statutory and Tax Compliance.
Develop and implement Accounting operations and objectives. Establish and monitor the
implementation and maintenance of accounting and stock control procedures
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements (monthly & annual)
within required company and group reporting timeliness.
Ensure financial and stock records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and
Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
Prepare various required financial management and MIS reports.
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget.
Drive efficiency of Finance processes and maintain an effective system of Receivables and
expenditure control.
Financial audit preparation and coordination of the audit process.
Supervise and train staff in the Finance/ Accounts department.
Ensure compliance with taxation and statutory regulations.
Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and
procedures; provide recommendations and maintain solutions to financial problems.

Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration or Commerce.
Professional qualification in CPA (K) / ACCA
Over 7 years of experience with at least 3 years experience in a Similar Position in a manufacturing environment.
Experience working in a manufacturing environment is added advantage
Audit and Tax experience is added advantage

How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a
detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime
phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business
Friday, 31st December 2010.

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Jobs in Uganda at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job title: Programme Manager

Closing date: 02 Jan 2011
Location: Uganda

West Nile, Moyo
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking an experienced and dynamic manager who can facilitate the implementation of DRC´s programme in West Nile Region (Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha and Arua Districts)

DRC has been present in West Nile, Uganda since 1999 with the aim of promoting durable solutions to IDPs, refugees and hosting communities within the region. Our focus is on community development, livelihood assistance and information delivery activities. DANIDA is the main donor for the West Nile district and since 2009 the main focus has been on capacity development of governmental structures.

The primary donors are currently DANIDA, UNHCR, private funding and DRC itself. Our main office in Uganda is in Kampala with field offices in Gulu, Mojo, Arua, Adjumani and Nakivale.

The Uganda operation is expected to have a total portfolio of app. USD 2.5 million with 2 international staff members, 1 national recruited expatriate and some 70 national staff. Presently the duty station is in Moyo, Northern Uganda, but it may be moved to Arua in the course of 2011.

• Manage the development and implementation of DRC’s activities in West Nile
• Responsible for the financial planning, daily administration and budget management of all projects attached to the West Nile Office in accordance with the financial and administrative procedures
• Drafting and coordinating all monitoring and progress reports on activities related to the West Nile Region
• Contribute to the development and strategy of DRC’s overall activities in Uganda, specifically in West Nile Region
• Responsible for fundraising related to the West Nile Region
• Responsible for human resources management in West Nile Region
• Address logistical challenges in the region
• Co-ordinate with local and national state and non-state actors, donors and national and international NGOs involved in work relating to the refugees, IDPs and host communities in Uganda, particular in West Nile Region
• Carry out advocacy activities benefiting refugees, IDPs and host communities in the West Nile Region
• Representing DRC during meetings in West Nile with UN agencies, NGOs, Local Government and other relevant stakeholders.


We are looking for a well-experienced person to join our team in Uganda. You must be able to effectively manage a programme, with an ability to communicate clearly with beneficiaries and local staff. You will share a compound with another expatriate on the project.

We imagine you as a person who thrives in your own company. You will be living and working in a very remote and isolated area with little access to social activities and networking. Your drive in these circumstances must be your dedication to the job and the needs of the local community.

Your background will therefore not only be subject to your technical qualifications, but moreover and in addition weighted in terms of ability to endure harsh conditions, loneliness, social capacities, networking skills and not least the ability to consume and structure the continuous information flow.

Additional qualifications:

• Ability to absorb and constructively organise a continuous flow of information
• Ability to work alone and with a minimum of supervision
• Solid professional international field experience at senior level
• Demonstrated HRM and leadership experience
• Proven logistical management skills
• Practical experience at all levels of the programme cycle (undertaking assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and documenting ones results)
• Experience in working with UNHCR and Danida guidelines is an advantage
• Fluency in written and spoken English, computer literate, knowledge of French an added advantage
• Valid driver’s license
• Cultural sensitivity and adaptability
• Acceptance of, and preferably experience from, working under difficult conditions in conflict-affected areas.

The Programme Manager – Head of Office will refer to the Head of Programmes (as planned for in 2011) on all daily operational issues, and to the DRC Country Director on HR, advocacy, fundraising, and advocacy related matters.


For further information about the position please contact Head of Desk for Uganda, Mr. Thomas Jacobsen on

We only accept applications sent via our online recruitment system on under Vacancies/Current vacancies/Programme Manager – Head of Office, West Nile – Uganda. Applications sent directly to Mr. Jacobsen WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website


Commencement: Tentatively 15. February 2011 or at the earliest possible.
Initial contract: End 2011 (extension possible, but subject to funding and performance evaluation).
Duty station: Moyo, West Nile Region, Uganda

Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council “Terms of Employment for Expatriates” (available at under vacancies). The position will be placed at level B3.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

The protection and assistance to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV will be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.

Please forward the application and CV, in English and marked “Programme Manager – Head of Office, West Nile”, not later than 2. January 2011.

CV-only applications will NOT be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies/Current vacancies/Programme Manager – Head of Office, West Nile – Uganda. Please remember to include a letter of application and your CV.

Please contact Anne Oxholm,, if you have questions to the application process or experience problems with your on-line application.
Reference Code: RW_8CBBXA-3

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Project Officer Job Vacancy- Uganda Bureau of Statistics and UNIFEM

The United Nations (UN) in Uganda is implementing a Joint Programming on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment with current funding from DFID. The programme is being coordinated by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, Part of UN Women). The UN Joint Programme is a collaboration of 11 participating UN Agencies in the concept of Delivering as One, the Government of Uganda (GOU) and civil society. The programme includes resources for strengthening strategic institutions within government in gender mainstreaming activities including the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
UBOS is a semi-autonomous agency of government created under the UBOS Act 1998 and mandated to ensure the production of quality and timely official statistics, and constitutes a coordinating, monitoring and supervisory body for the National Statistical System (NSS). UBOS strives to develop a coherent, reliable, efficient and demand-driven NSS that supports management and development initiatives. Due to the increasing need and demand for gender statistics for effective planning, UBOS has prioritised the need to mainstream gender statistics production in the various government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the generation of statistics.
UBOS as lead agency in statistical development is expected to undertake the following responsibilities towards the development of Gender Statistics:
* Ensure regular production of statistical publications on gender that present and interpret topical data on women and men suitably packaged for a wide range of users
* Ensure that producers and users of statistics in the NSS regularly review the adequacy of official statistical systems, the scope of gender issues, and develop strategies for improvement
* Promote the use of more gender sensitive data in the formulation of policy and implementation of programmes and projects
It is in the above context that UBOS requires the services of a Project Officer on Gender and Statistics to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
The SC Project Officer on Gender and Statistics to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics recruited under Service Band 4 at SC 9 level, will work under the direct supervision of Principal Officer Statistical Coordination in the UBOS and in close collaboration with the International UN Volunteer Gender Statistician, other statistics officers and provide mentoring to the UBOS Gender Officer. The position holder will be matrix managed by the Joint programme Coordinator for purposes of meeting the Joint Programme results, progress reporting on delivery of the deliverables.
Summary of Key Functions:
* Design and implement gender capacity development plan for UBOS incorporating the findings and recommendations of the participatory gender audit
* Organize capacity building activities on gender analysis, reporting, popularization and dissemination of gender statistics within UBOS and the statistical units of the seven (7) priority sectors – Agriculture, Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Energy, JLOS and Local Government
* Facilitate the downstream generation and application of gender statistics through training and mentoring district statisticians in the production of district gender profiles in ten priority districts of the JP Gender
* Develop and apply gender responsive data-collection tools and gender analysis tools
* Institutionalise the dissemination, use and documentation of gender analytical products for improved programme planning in the 7 priority sectors and 10 selected districts.
* Develop interactive mechanisms with statistics users and interest groups such as the Kampala City Group on Gender Statistics
* Any other activities related to gender that will enrich the development of gender statistics
* Work closely with UNIFEM/UN WOMEN, other collaborating UN Agencies, Ministries and civil society organizations working on the Joint Programme on Gender Equality


* An inception report outlining the strategy for the implementation of the recommendations of the gender audit and work plan for the implementation of the key tasks above
* A capacity development plan for UBOS, the selected government sectors and local governments
* Training plan, modules, and report on the trainings in gender analysis and usage of new data collection tools
* Documentation and publication of selected gender statistical reports
* Interim quarterly reports and final report with recommendations


* Knowledge of human rights and gender and development framework
* Familiarity with the results-based management framework and indicators
* Proficiency in applying and adapting gender mainstreaming knowledge tools and products to country and sector-specific contexts
* Substantial technical competence in working with national and local government systems on gender mainstreaming
* Training and facilitation skills
* Technical writing and documentation skills
* Good computer research and network management skills
* Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
* A strong team player, willing to lend a hand to other team members and partners when required
Required Skills and Experience
* Advanced university degree or equivalent in Statistics, covering Gender and Development-with policy development and methodology as minors


* Minimum 7 years of experience in the field of gender statistics and statistical data-aided policy development.
* Gender and development experience in Uganda, preferably with government and/or with women’s non-governmental organizations at a senior level
* Knowledge and prior experience (including training) in gender responsive data collection and analysis
* Proven track record in training or institutional capacity development especially in the area of gender, development, and women’s empowerment
* Proven experience and skills for capacity building and knowledge transfer
Language Requirements:
* Fluency in English (written and oral)
* Knowledge of another UN language is an asset
This vacancy is only open to Ugandan nationals.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Closing Date: Friday, 31 December 2010

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