Lead Researcher for the Uganda National Human Development Report- UN Job Vacancy

 Job title: Lead Researcher for the Uganda National Human Development Report on Climate Change, Kampala

 Location :      Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    14-Feb-11
Additional Category    Environment and Energy
Type of Contract :    SSA
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    28-Feb-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :    6 months

Closing Date: Monday, 14 February 2011


Background

The Government of Uganda and UNDP is in the process of preparing a National Human Development Report (NHDR) on Climate Change. The Report will establish a conceptual framework for understanding the linkages between climate change and human development. It will present original research into the impacts of climate change on human capabilities and opportunities, and discuss appropriate strategies for adaptation and mitigation, at household, community and national levels. An integral part of the NHDR process will be to bring different, sometimes dissonant, groups together, to enhance local capacities and to support the formulation of policies that reflect the needs of diverse stakeholders. The NHDR on Climate Change is being prepared in accordance with six core principles following corporate policy guidelines to produce high-quality reports:

    * National/regional ownership through a process that draws on national/regional actors and capabilities throughout the preparation, yielding a product firmly grounded in the country's past and existing development plans. This seeks to ensure relevance.
    * Participatory and inclusive preparation that gathers together diverse actors as active partners. These include government, non-governmental, academic and non-academic players, both men and women, different ethnic groups, and so on. This seeks to build consensus.
    * Independence of analysis through objective assessments based on reliable analysis and data. Reports are not consensus documents; they are independent publications in which the authors take ultimate responsibility for the points of view. This seeks to generate respect.
    * Quality of analysis that centres on people and makes global, regional and local connections. It uses quantitative and qualitative data to support policy arguments, and to measure and monitor human advances. This promotes strategies for human development.
    * Flexibility and creativity in presentation through attractive visuals, fluid language and a creative style that will engage the interest of the target audience. This seeks to maximize impact.
    * Sustained follow up that generates awareness and dialogue, and influences national development actions. This seeks to makes the report's voice heard.

The Government of Uganda and UNDP are looking for a Lead Researcher to complete the NHDR on Climate Change according to these principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead Researcher will have as overall responsibility the preparation of the Uganda NHDR on Climate Change according to the principles outlined above. Specifically the tasks will include:

    * Conduct a comprehensive literature review on human development and on climate change, and establish a conceptual framework for linking the two in manner that is specific to Uganda and relevant to the larger regional context.
    * Critically review, edit and improve on the research already carried out on the impacts of climate change, and adaptation strategies, under the NHDR project.
    * Prepare a draft annotated outline of the NHDR using existing materials and outlining key gaps to be filled with new research notably in areas such as linkage between climate changes and empowerment/agency, the responsiveness and effectiveness of current policies, institutional frameworks and political processes.
    * Prepare a detailed and updated budget for the finalization of the NHDR.
    * Prepare terms of reference for and guide researchers commissioned for specific analytical works.
    * Set up a inclusive process of consultation (with the Government focal point, non-state actors, development partners including a formal technical steering committee chaired by the Lead Researcher) and a rigorous process of peer-review (with technical and policy experts in Uganda and abroad including specifically UNDP's Human Development Report Office), to ensure national ownership on one hand and high quality analysis on the other hand.
    * Pull together the various analytical pieces into a cohesive and comprehensive report complete with executive summary, narrative chapters, tables, graphs, and extended annexes with human development indicators and methodology.
    * Produce consistent and coherent strategies for climate change policy formulation, development and implementation.
    * Identify innovative programs and propose implementation mechanisms, including scaling-up existing programs that have proved to be successful.
    * Propose avenues for influencing national policy debates. Lead the dissemination process and the policy discussions with a view to making Uganda a more climate resilient society.

Deliverables

The key deliverables by the Lead Researcher will be:

    * Final Uganda NHDR report; copy-edited, lay-outed and printed.
    * Three to five additional research papers in selected areas
    * Edited volume of background papers using the research prepared under the project.
    * Five policy briefs with highlights from the research and findings.
    * Presentations to disseminate the report and its findings.

Duration and timing:

The preparation of the NHDR is expected to take a period of 6 months beginning in January 2010, which a possible break to allow for commissioned research to be completed. The final report is due in by April 2011.

Reporting

The Lead Researcher will report to the Commissioner of the Economic Policy and Development Research Department in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, as well as the UNDP Senior Economist, and will be required to provide regular updates on progress of works to the senior managements of both the Ministry and UNDP.

Competencies

The Lead Researcher is expected to:

    * Have a firm understanding on the human development paradigm, its analytical foundations, application and measurement;
    * Be an authority on climate change and social issues in Uganda;
    * Have a strong track-record of in peer-reviewed technical and policy-oriented publications;
    * Be an effective advocate of, and able to articulate, and agenda for social and economic change;
    * Excellent communication and report drafting skills;

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

    * Advanced university degree preferably a PhD in the appropriate fields such as environmental economics, agricultural economics or environmental science.
    * Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in the field of environment with a specific focus on climate change.
    * Experience in conducting research with multidisciplinary teams and in working with government officials and UN agencies.
    * Experience in using large data sets for econometric analysis, macro- and micro-economic modeling and empirical analysis.
    * Availability and willingness and personal initiative to travel and engage in field work at community level.
    * Excellent analytical, research, report writing and capacity building skills
    * Fluency in English is required.

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.

To Apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=21469

Jobs in Uga Chick Uganda

Job Title: Channel Sales Manager

Vacancy: Channel Sales Manager
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

To manage all business development aspects of Uga Chicks' partnerships with an intermediate focus on sales revenue and lead generation, this role involves sales support, growing partnerships and training and sales generation.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

    * Advice and support the Business Development managers in developing their units.
    * Achieve planning and budget targets set and ensure a cost effective department.
    * Manage and be the main point of contact for existing alliance partners.
    * Aggressively drive partners to maximize sales and total partnership through sales best practices, training and support.
    * Manage sales orders and provide status to partners on new products and service offerings.
    * Create systems and procedures to streamline partner management.
    * Work with the marketing department to drive programs and events to extend relationships to new prospects.
    * Provide weekly reporting of pipeline and forecast.
    * Conducting contract negotiations.
    * Defining and executing partner sales plans.
    * Market knowledge of competition, competitive issues and product development.
    * Manage and monitor planned objectives setting and target.
    * Network with leaders in marketing in order to provide up to date market intelligence and together with the marketing team, to continually assess the Company's market position.


Necessary Qualifications:

    * Must demonstrate industry knowledge
    * Ability to manage a pipeline with multiple accounts and partners.
    * Have interactive verbal and written skills.
    * Must be a team player.
    * Must be computer proficient
    * Must be highly organized individual
    * Flexibility and pro activeness.


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.

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Jobs in Uganda

Job title: Consultancy vacancy with UNISDR Africa (Uganda), Kampala
Closing Date: Friday, 11 February 2011

Vacancy notice: ISDR/C/02/2011

Background:

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated environmental, human, economic and social losses. A range of United Nations organizations and international partners participate in cooperation with Governments and civil society organizations.

The implementation of the ISDR is supported by a secretariat lead by the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction. The secretariat main functions are policy coordination, advocacy and information management, at the international and regional levels, to ensure synergy between disaster reduction strategies and those in the socioeconomic and humanitarian fields.

In January 2005, the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR, 18-22 January 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) took place and represents a landmark in worldwide understanding and commitment to implement a disaster risk reduction agenda. This commitment was captured in the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters adopted at the WCDR.

The Hyogo Framework is the essential guide for implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in the coming years and it constitutes an unprecedented conceptual shift that takes account of the complexity of action in disaster risk reduction and the large variety of actors whose inputs are required in the pursuit of this objective. It provides the basic concepts and prescribes and expected outcome; details three strategic goals for disaster risk reduction and a set of five priority areas for action; and assigns tasks to stakeholders at difference operational levels to reach the expected outcome.

Priority Four of the Hyogo Framework for Action emphasizes the need to “reduce underlying risk factors” to “ensure the resilience of communities to hazards, particularly in areas prone to drought, flood, cyclones and other hazards…. It further recommends to “promoting food security as an important factor in ensuring resilience of communities to hazards.”

UNISDR is supporting the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action at national level through multi-stakeholder national coordination mechanisms for disaster risk reduction (National Platforms for DRR) and at sub-regional regional level through the Regional Economic Commissions (RECs), such as IGAD and EAC among others. UNISDR is further cooperating with various development partners to ensure coordinated efforts for DRR at all levels.

The UNISDR Regional Office for Africa is implementing a project entitled “Increased coordination, awareness and technical support to enhance risk management in the Greater Horn of Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya” The project is designed to target drought prone areas in the three project countries, building on existing initiatives to support state and non-state actors to integrate disaster risk reduction in development and relief efforts.

UNISDR is looking for a national consultant based in Uganda to support the implementation of the project in Uganda, who will cooperate with other consultants under this project based in Kenya, Ethiopia and the Regional Economic Commissions.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the UNISDR Regional Office for Africa, the Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management in the Office of the Prime Minister as chair of the Uganda National Platform for DRR and the relevant country focal points of project partner organizations, the Consultant will:

# Carry out an institutional capacity needs analysis on the national coordination mechanism for DRR/National Platform for DRR
# Support capacity development of the National Platform for DRR, the Meteorological Department, District/Community Committees and implementing partners, through organization and facilitation of training workshops.
# Support National Platform for DRR activities related to the project, including design and running of a media/awareness
# Develop a comprehensive drought risk and vulnerability map in the context of a changing climate, taking in consideration existing maps from different stakeholders in cooperation with the Meteorological and hydrology Departments as well as relevant academic institutions.
# Support development of early warning bulletins and alert messages targeting districts authorities and communities in collaboration with partners, National Platform for DRR, the Meteorological and hydrology departments and the civil society (local NGOs and Red Cross).
# Support community centered early warning communication and dissemination in collaboration with key media partners, local authorities and community actors/leaders.
# Capture and consolidate field experiences and good practices (scientific and indigenous).
# Gather project information and experiences and feature it in different websites and publications to ensure visibility and coordination with partners.
# Ensure coordination among state and non-state partners for all national project activities as
appropriate.
# Support reporting tasks related to the project.
# Be responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting for activities conducted in the country.
# Organize training course if necessary as well as workshop for planning with relevant stakeholders.
# Final evaluation of the project should be shared with partners through workshop or relevant mechanisms.
# Contribute to workshop on cross borders issues and information sharing ( Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia).

Key Deliverables

1. Institutional capacity needs analysis.
2. Conduct three national training workshops on drought risk reduction and early warning (National Platform for DRR members, District/Community Committees, implementing partners).
3. Media awareness campaign on prevention and mitigation of drought disasters.
4. Drought risk and vulnerability map in the context of changing climate.
5. Early warning bulletins and alert messages.
6. Communication and dissemination plans.
7. Information on good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media.
8. Detailed Work plan as well as mid review planning workshop to address challenges which may arise.
9. Monitoring, evaluation and timely reporting

Timeframe

# Work plan including time-table developed and endorsed by National Platform for DRR and Meteorological Department: within 2 weeks after the starting date.
# Institutional capacity needs analysis carried out after 6 weeks after the starting date.
# Draft media/awareness campaign presented to national platform within 10 weeks after starting date.
# First training workshop to take place within 12 weeks after starting date.
# Draft drought risk and vulnerability map developed and presented to partners within 18 weeks after starting date.
# First batch of information/good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media within 20 weeks after starting date.
# Second training workshop to take place within 24 weeks after starting date.
# Early warning bulletins and alert messages developed and presented to partners within 30 weeks after starting date.
# Third training workshop to take place within 36 weeks after starting date.
# Information/good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media within 38 weeks after starting date.
# Support to regional consultative meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
# Final draft reporting and delivery of outputs within 38 weeks after starting dates for final comments.
# Final delivery of outputs within 40 weeks of starting date.

Competencies:

Professionalism: Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments given. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
Planning and organizing: Effective organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
Communication: Good communication speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Demonstrates openness in sharing information with others and keeping people informed.

Qualifications:

Education: Advanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in development studies, social sciences, environmental sciences, disaster management or other related fields. A first level university degree with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Work experience:

Minimum 5 years of work experience in disaster risk reduction, project management and early warning systems. Experience in community-based disaster risk management, multi-stakeholder coordination and experience in other African countries an asset.

Languages:
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


Contract type
Deadline for applications: 11 February 2011
Assignment start date: 1 March 2011

How to apply
Please email the following documents to the ISDR secretariat at isdr-africa@unep.org:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular assignment.
2. Completed personal history profile form ( this form can be downloaded from the UNISDR
website).

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the ISDR vacancy notice number
(ISDR/C/02/2011) as the subject in your e-mail of application.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Writer Jobs in Uganda, Journalism, Mass Com, Literature- Writing Vacancy

Job Title: Writer
Age: 29 and below
Beginning Salary: 300,000- But will increase (Every Month)
Benefits and Bonuses: Yes
Deadline: 25 Feb 2011

A fast growing media company in Uganda is looking for a good writer; the application process will be handled by this website.

Job Descriptions
  • Creating original works especially articles

  • Proposing topics about which to write or receiving assignments;

  • Gathering information about the topic;

  • Selecting and organizing the material he or she has gathered;

  • Revising or rewriting material;

  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal

  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and
emphasis of developing news stories.

  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.



Knowledge Requirements
English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Computers: Must have very good computer typing skills

Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


Educational Requirements
A Diploma or Degree in Literature, Journalism, Mass Communication, or any Liberal Arts Course
Must have very good writing skills

How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV to admin@newjobscorner.com. Do not forget to attach a writing sample of your original work. People who send non original content will be disqualified .

Note: For those who use Word 2007, make sure you save your document in the compatibility mode
 



Operations Support ManageJob Vacancy at War Child Holland in Uganda

Job Title: Operations Support Manager (OSM)
Company Name :     War Child Holland


Company Profile :    
War Child Holland is an international NGO investing in the peaceful future of children and young people affected by armed conflict. WCH’s goal is the empowerment of children and young people in war-affected area by means of creative activities (music, drama, art and sports), strengthen psychosocial development, building community awareness, education and child protection programs. WCH has worked in Northern Uganda since 2004 and currently works in Acholi, Lango and Karamoja (Abim) with a country office in Kampala. War Child Holland has a strong commitment to the protection and safety of children. War Child Holland does not tolerate or accept any form of child abuse WCH is seeking qualified candidate to fill the position described below:

Job Description :    
General The Operations Support Manage is responsible for the management of the support functions of the Country Programme as a delegated task by the Country Director. Supporting processes include office management, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), financial, logistic and general administration. The Operations Support Manager is a member of the Uganda Management Team. The OSM translates War Child vision and policy into policies for the supporting functions and processes. The Operations Support Manager follows guidelines, manuals and instructions of departments at Head Quarters (HQ) on Finance, Logistics, ICT and Admin. The Operations Support Manager is located at the country office with regular travel to the different field locations. Objective of the job Ensures that supporting processes are running effectively and efficiently to enable project staff and other stakeholders to carry out the War Child Programme. The Operations Support Manager (OSM) sees to transparent and reliable processes and generates management information for the stakeholders. Position in the organisation The Operations Support Manager reports to the Country Director. The OSM manages finance, logistics (including ICT) and administration staff at the country office and provides technical/functional supervision to support staff in the different field locations. Essential functional relations: Country Director, Deputy Country Director and Field Location Managers, sub-ordinate managers (PC’s and PA’s), the HR coordinator and with support department at Head Quarters e.g. Finance, Logistics, HR, ICT. Result areas 1. Financial Management & Administration • Supports the CD in maintaining efficient financial control (of cash flows, local payment, etc), accountability standards, procedures and records; • Preparation of budgets, financial management and generating of financial management information for stakeholders (CD, Dep CD & FLM’s and HQ); • Ensures financial management policy and guidelines are followed in all locations; • Ensures accurate, timely and correct bookkeeping and other financial records and it compilation into monthly financial report for HQ; • Is involved in proposal development for donors to ensure proper reporting; • Manages money transfers and bank relations; • Advises the CD, dep. CD and FLM’s on finance management; • Uses the software and formats as determined by HQ and help HQ and other WPA’s to develop these formats; Reports the relevant developments on finance administration in the field to the support department at HQ. 2. Logistics (delegating some tasks to the logistics officers) • Enhances systems and guidelines for the logistics department of the mission on: procurement procedures, stock control, office equipment, communication equipment & vehicle use and maintenance, fuel tracking, etc; • Reviews logistics manual and ensures logistics policy and guidelines are followed in all locations (under responsibility of the CD); • Responsible for procurement and management of supplies, vehicles, assets, stock, ICT equipment (as a delegated task of the CD); • Ensure logistical aspects of security management (related to communication systems, vehicles, etc), together with the field based PA’s; • Manages NGO registration, tax issues and insurance issues; • Advises the CD, dep. CD and FLM’s on logistic management; • The OSM reports relevant developments on logistics in the field to the support department at HQ; 3. Information & Communication Technology • Responsible for management and maintenance of IT and communications (laptops, printers, telephone and other means related to Information and Communication Technology); • Responsible for up-to-date software to enable functioning of ICT-equipment; • Advises the MT on ICT; • Reports relevant developments on ICT in the field to the support department at HQ. 4.Human Resource Administration (in close collaboration with the HRCo) • Advises the CD and HRCo on HR (financial) administration and (financial) policies; • Reports relevant developments on HR administration and policies in the field to the support department at HQ. • Manages the payroll (delegated task to the Accountant. 5. Capacity building staff & local partners • Build capacity of the support staff in all the office through on-the-job training as well as trainings and workshops. This might from time to time also be in other WPA’s; • Indicates training needs and advices FLM’s on possible trainings in the field of Finance and Administration for the support staff at the field locations. • Build capacity of local partners in finance/logistics/HR/admin processes; 6. Management of staff • Manages the finance, logistics (including ICT) and support staff at the country office and provides technical supervision to support staff in the different field locations. • Manages his/her staff by guiding, coaching, instructing and motivating; • Makes sure that support staff is being trained; • Conducts appraisals, team development and discusses career perspectives with his/ her staff and provides input for appraisals of the support staff of the field locations; • Prepares terms of references for staff in his/her departments; • Reports to the CD on HR issues within his/her departments.

Experience :     5 (Years)
Job Type :     Full Time
Industry Type :     NGOs
Functional Area :     NGOs
Location :     Kampala Uganda

Skill Set :    

Profile Knowledge • Bachelors in Business Administration or MBA, or similar relevant, education. • Knowledge of financial administration, office management and (HR) administration; Thorough knowledge of logistic management and procedures (including maintenance), ICT (computer, network, communication means) (not necessarily knowledge of all technical skills) Experience • Proven experience in a similar position especially managing logistics and financial administration A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a management position within an international environment, preferably within a NGO; Skills • Strong social and communicative skills for coaching and leadership; • Written and verbal expressions skill for writing manuals etc and reporting; • Highly knowledgeable of- and interested in computer & ICT • Fluent in English; • Capability to plan and organize in order to make and execute a (tactical) policy plan in a structured manner; • Proactive searching for signals and indicators of actual and expected (market); • Capability to decide in tactical and operational issues; • Able to organize means and staff to reach goals (hands-on mentality); Attitude • Result focused and persistent to reach goals; • Team player to be able to lead and to be a member of a team; • Cost-conscious to reach financial targets and guard budgets (but not “penny wise, pound foolish”). • Accurate, consistent and transparent • A keen interest in developing the support functions of an organisation in a systematic way including modern ICT/IT means. Remuneration: Attractive national package based on qualifications and experience.


How to Apply:    
Closing Date for Applications: 14th February, 2011. Full Job Description is available from WarChild Holland. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements can send their queries and applications by sending a motivation letter and current CV by email to kampala.office@warchild.nl. Please do not include certificates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. People with a physical disability who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. “Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”

Farm Manager Job Opportunity In Uganda

Company:     Kýklou International
Job Title:     Farm Manager
Job Reference Number:     MF1
Employment Category:    

    * Management/Manager
    * Agriculture

Location:     Kampala - Uganda
County or nearby cities:     Kajjansi
Employment Type:     Full Time
Posting Date:     2011-01-30

Job Description
General description
The st. Mary kevin farm manager will oversee the development and direction of the st. Mary kevin orphanage farm. By creating a viable revenue for the orphanage, the manager will empower smk to thrive sustainably. The st. Mary kevin farm manager will facilitate hired and student workers in production, execute and cultivate marketing plan, and implement development strategy. He/she will initially oversee the production of pork and/or any other products determined by directors, and will supervise the building of farming structures.

Requirements
• committed to cause
• trustworthy, teachable, extremely hard-working, efficient, personable disposition
• entrepreneurial and business-minded spirit
• leadership abilities
• capacity for basic financial management
• experience with agriculture, meat production, and construction is preferable but not required
Position Requirements
Minimum Education Level required:     High School


Contact Information
Contact Name:     Kýklou International
Contact Phone:     2016558871

Deadline: 1st/2/2011

Telecom Support Engineer Job Vacancy in Uganda

Company:     Tecnotree
Job Title:     Telecom Support Engineer
Job Reference Number:     Telecom Support Engineer
Employment Category:    

    * Software Development
    * Information Technology

Location:     Uganda
Employment Type:     Full Time
Posting Date:     2011-01-25
Job Description
Telecom Support Engineer.

Basic Knowledge on
Oracle
PL / SQL programming
Unix
Java programming

Position Requirements
Minimum Education Level required:     Tech School
Minimum Years of Experience required:     3 to 5 Years


Apply to
HRM
Technotree

World Vision Jobs Vacancies in Uganda (New)

Position Title:    Finance Manager - SCORE (OVC)  
Application Deadline Date:    28 Feb 2011
Position Location:    Kampala  
Position Start Date:    01 Apr 2011
Region:    Africa\East Africa  
Position End Date:    31 Mar 2016
Country Name:    Uganda
Recruitment Priority:    Need Within 2 Months
City/Province:    Kampala 
Program/Office Name:    Uganda
        Employee Type:    Contract
        Recruitment Status:    Actively Recruiting


JOB GRADE LEVEL: 160

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide leadership and management of the Grants finance unit by planning, directing and controlling the Grant resources in line with World Vision policies/procedures, International Accounting Standards and ensuring compliance with the USAID regulations

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Budgeting/Management/Commitments/Reporting:
                + Lead the development of the annual program team operating budget and monitor actual performance developing project projections
                + Review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with grant and donor requirements analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to team leaders and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending
                + Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with government regulations
                + Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets, amendments, and extensions for the life of an award up to and including close-out
      Audit/Compliance/Capacity Building:
                + Address government and World Vision International audits in partnership with national/program offices, providing required information to auditors and participating in the defense of disallowed costs
                + Facilitate training sessions on topics such as grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems, as well as sectoral specific topics to field staff as needed and assisting field offices in interpreting regulations to ensure compliance
      Policy/Procedure Development:
                + Assist in the development of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to generally accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and government and other donor regulations.
                + Provide expert consultation regarding the implementation of NICRA and CAM at a project/grant level


NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

      REQUIRED:
                + A University education with a major in Accounting and a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or its equivalent
                + Knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self- education, and prior experience or on the job training
                + Minimum of three years grants management experience (at management level)
                + Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures
                + Significant experience in handling USAID Government funded projects
                + Written and Oral Communication skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team builder, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment. A high level of integrity is required

      PREFERRED:
                + Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.

To Apply
https://jobs.wvi.org/WebJobs.nsf/WebPublished/8A935C0AEA7C9DDB8825782100527610?OpenDocument
Application Deadline Date:    28 Feb 2011

New Jobs in World Vision Uganda- Career Employment

Position Title:    Chief of Party - SCORE (OVC)  
Application Deadline Date:    04 Feb 2011
Position Location:    Kampala  
Position Start Date:    01 Apr 2011
Region:    Africa\East Africa  
Position End Date:    31 Mar 2016
Country Name:    Uganda  
Recruitment Priority:    Need Within 2 Months
City/Province:    Kampala   
Program/Office Name:    Uganda
        Employee Type:    Contract
        Recruitment Status:    Actively Recruiting


JOB GRADE LEVEL: 168

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation for the projects to USAID. The COP will serve as representative of the project and will be responsible for the activities and all long-term and short-term personnel under this grant.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

                + To provide overall vision and leadership for the World Vision led consortium Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programme, ensuring that all project objectives/targets are timely met and contributing towards expected outcomes
                + Develop and maintain communication and coordination with World Vision, USAID, to ensure policy direction, collaboration, support and proactive feedback
                + Develop and nurture relationships including local, national and international NGOs, as well as other government agencies
                + Lead and support the project team and partners to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate project implementation plans and activities
                + Lead the project teams and partners to develop periodic budgets that are aligned with work plans and performance targets, ensure adequate financial controls and monitor budget performance to facilitate effective project implementation and financial discipline and accountability
                + Coordinate with the World Vision Uganda Human Resources Division to manage project-specific human resource processes to assure adequate staffing, competencies, staff motivation, and performance appraisal
                + Develop and timely required periodic project progress and financial reports to USAID, WV and other stakeholders as specified in the cooperative agreement


NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

      REQUIRED:
                + The COP should embrace the shared USAID vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in development and/or community-based programming from working with national level ministries and other stakeholders to capacity building and working with local government entities.
                + Senior manager level with a master's degree or higher with a strong background in management and any combination of the following technical areas:
                        - OVC, agriculture and food security, public health, HIV/AIDS, child protection, livelihoods, and education
                + A minimum of five years experience in the specified technical sector to include assessment, evaluation, and design of project
                + Experience as a COP or senior expert advisor required
                + Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.
                + Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies
                + Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects. Experience with PEPFAR/Global Health Initiative programming highly preferred
      PREFERRED:
                + Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries





Application Deadline Date:    04 Feb 2011

Jobs in Plan International Kenya

 Job Title: Head of Regional Strategy (RESA)
About the Role

To partner with Country Directors in ensuring that Country Strategic plans are completed, reviewed and systematically implemented so as to ensure maximum impact to children across RESA.
Key responsibilities of the Post



    * Communication and contextualization of global strategic priorities to RESA
    * Development of Regional Strategic priorities
    * Facilitation of the development and implementation of country strategic plans
    * Development of key performance indicators for each strategy in line with Plan global intentions
    * Regular contact with COs and analysis of key strategic issues facing Plans work (trends of Ops and Threats using PESTE) by screening of the external environment to detect and interpret policy changes and development trends for child rights in the region.
    * Establishment of regional standards for the development and review of strategic plans, business plans and actual work done
    * Contribute to Global Strategy development engaging and collaborating with IH, other Regional Offices, and the National Organisations
    * Being the regional point of contact for the region’s engagement in global summits/conferences, etc. from a strategic perspective


 About You



    * University degree in a relevant discipline would be advantageous.  Further qualifications a plus.
    * Extensive experience in strategy development and strategic planning within the non-profit/development.
    * International development sector knowledge and hands-on experience is required.




Location and Travel



RESA Regional office Nairobi, Kenya with an expectation of 40% travel in and outside the region.





Please forward all applications to recadmin@plan-international.org



Your application should include:-



A covering letter

A comprehensive CV


The closing date for applications is Friday 11th February 2011

Regional Monitoring and Evalutaion Job Vacancy in (RESA) in Kenya

 Job Title: Regional Head of Monitoring and Evalutaion (RESA)
Purpose

We are seeking a Programme Specialist with good field experience and connections in the sector to contribute to quality programming in the region by promoting best practice in the implementation of Plan’s Programme management frameworks through development and support, for monitoring and evaluation innovations and through building capacity on monitoring and evaluation in the country offices.  They will also be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the country programme management processes as outlined and leading regional research initiatives.

About the Role

    *
      Support to Country Offices and capacity development in program and project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
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      Support the strengthening of the understanding and application of Child Centered Community Development, a rights-based approach for Plan.
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      Monitor the implementation of the Country Strategic Plans, focusing on outcomes and impact and Child Centered Community Development approach.
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      Responsible for promoting institutional learning within the Regional Office, Country Office on Monitoring and Evaluation practices.
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      Responsible for localization of  guidelines for the application of the Plan’s effectiveness process and Process Accountability and Learning System in the countries and supporting in the further roll-out of this system
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      Monitor the quality of the information entered in the Programme and Project Management system and its effective application by the field teams
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      Review Terms of Reference for country level evaluations.
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      Review key learning from Annual Participatory Programme Review and provide follow-up
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      Support Countries on their Country Strategy Evaluation, which is undertaken in the final year of the programme cycle
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      Represent the regional office at international and regional forums related to Research, and Monitoring and Evaluation
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      Manages relationships with regional and international research institutes and Universities and support the development of papers and submissions of Plan East and Southern Africa  Region to relevant conferences and regional publications.




About You

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      Preferably a Master’s degree with a background in development and Management or equivalent.
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      Progressive experience in planning, research, monitoring and evaluation of social development programs and emergency response programs and projects.
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      Demonstrated relevant experience in statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
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      Experience with software applications (Office, Access, Project, EPI-INFO, SPSS or similar).
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      Conceptual and strategic thinking.
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      Working in multi-cultural setting.
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      Experience in working with child-focused development organization will be an advantage.

 
Languages

Fluency in English.

French and or Portuguese would be a bonus.


Details
Location: Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya.  Considerable international travel is required (around 50%).

Reports to: Deputy Regional Director for Programs

Position Type: 5 year contract

Full relocation package available


Closing Date: 27th February 2011



To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing remuneration and where you have seen the role advertised, to recadmin@plan-international.org


References and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Plan operates an equal opportunity policy which recognises the value of a diverse workforce.

Jobs Vacancies in VSO JITOLEE

VSO JITOLEE

Fundraising (FUND-01-UG): Fundraisers, Specialists in Grant Management and Partnership Development.

Special Needs: (SN-02-UG): Special Education Professionals, Speech and Language Therapists, Audiologists, Occupational Therapists.

HIV/AIDS (HIV-03-UG): HIV/AIDS Programming, Policy Formulation and Advocacy, Gender and HIV/AIDS, Treatment and Care, HIV/AIDS Project Management.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists (M&E-040UG): Specialists in designing and implementing M&E plans, Resource Mobilization, Experts in performance and M&E results based management.

Natural Resource Management (NRM-05-UG): Agribusiness; Agriculture Economics and Horticultural specialists.

Advocacy (ADV-06-UG): Policy Analysts: Advocacy Specialists and Communication Specialists.

You will need:
•    A relevant university degree and more than 3 years work experience in the skill areas listed above.
•    Be willing to work over seas for 1 to 2 years and be ready to depart with in the next 3-4 months
•    Be serious about using your skills to make a positive and lasting impact towards the development of some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world.
•    Knowledge with vulnerable groups will be an added advantage.

We will support a modest lifestyle, cover your travel expenses as well as provide medical and insurance cover. In addition you can count on your support in preparing you for the personal and professional challenges that lie ahead. Volunteering with VSO is a life changing experience for individuals to make a difference by sharing their skills and an opportunity for learning towards their professional and personal growth.

Log on to: www.vsojtlee.org and apply online or submit your CV via email to vsojitolee@vsoint.org

Kindly ensure hat you include the sill reference number e.g. NRM -05-UG for the skill area you are apply.

We may be able to respond to short listed candidates. Apply before 31st January 2011.

Jobs Vacancies Career Opportunities in Crane Bank Limited- Uganda

Jobs Title: Corporate Sales and Relationship Executive
Location: Kampala, Jinja, Iganga, Mbale, Lira, Gulu, Kabale, Arua, Mbarara.

Main role: Acquisition of Corporate Clients

Key Result Areas:
•    Managing the corporate customers of the bank.
•    Achieving the business target and assigned in terms of cross selling, enhancing and upgrading the corporate relationships.
•    Profiling customers and provide financial products to meet customers’ needs.
•    Ensure the highest levels of services of the corporate customers.
•    Providing financial planning and investment advise.
•    Sales targets spread across selling of different kind of Accounts, Business Banking, Forex, Credit Cards, etc.
•    One point contact for all requirements of corporate customers in the branch.

Required competences and Experience
•    An honor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration and other relevant courses from a recognized university.
•    Masters or post graduate qualifications in Marketing/banking/financial management or other relevant field is an added advantage.
•    At least 1-2 years of working experience in the related field is required.
•    Honest person with integrity.
•    Knowledge of local language will be added advantage.



Job Title: Sales Executives

Main role: Responsible for achieving Sales target through sales of savings accounts, current accounts and fixed deposit accounts.

Key Result Areas:
•    Identify and pursue existing, new sales opportunities and or prospect clients.
•    Maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers.
•    Follow-up on direct sales of all the bank products
•    Prepare a variety of status reports including activity, closing, follow-up an adherence to goals.
•    Participate in all sales promotions/activity and sales meetings.
•    Achieve the contracted targets.

Required Competences and Experience:
•    Honor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration and other relevant courses from a recognized university
•    No experience is required.
•    1 year direct sale from Parma/FMCG/Telecom/Travel/Tourism/Education or any other sector in direct sales shall be an added requirement.
•    Self driven results-oriented person with outstanding presentation skills.
•    The applicant must be willing to work anywhere in the country.
•    Knowledge of local language will be added advantage.

Apply with detailed CV, Certified copies of all academic transcripts, certified and testimonials, day time telephone, postal or email address not later than 2nd February 2011 to:

The Head of Human Resources,
P.O. Box22572,
Kampala.

Mention position applied forand location preference on the top of application form. All who would not have heard from us in two weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Crane Bank Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Sales Executives

Main role: Responsible for achieving Sales target through sales of savings accounts, current accounts and fixed deposit accounts.

Key Result Areas:
•    Identify and pursue existing, new sales opportunities and or prospect clients.
•    Maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers.
•    Follow-up on direct sales of all the bank products
•    Prepare a variety of status reports including activity, closing, follow-up an adherence to goals.
•    Participate in all sales promotions/activity and sales meetings.
•    Achieve the contracted targets.

Required Competences and Experience:
•    Honor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration and other relevant courses from a recognized university
•    No experience is required.
•    1 year direct sale from Parma/FMCG/Telecom/Travel/Tourism/Education or any other sector in direct sales shall be an added requirement.
•    Self driven results-oriented person with outstanding presentation skills.
•    The applicant must be willing to work anywhere in the country.
•    Knowledge of local language will be added advantage.

Apply with detailed CV, Certified copies of all academic transcripts, certified and testimonials, day time telephone, postal or email address not later than 2nd February 2011 to:

The Head of Human Resources,
P.O. Box22572,
Kampala.

Mention position applied forand location preference on the top of application form. All who would not have heard from us in two weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Jobs in Crane Bank Uganda

Job Title: Corporate Sales and Relationship Executive
Location: Kampala, Jinja, Iganga, Mbale, Lira, Gulu, Kabale, Arua, Mbarara.

Main role: Acquisition of Corporate Clients

Key Result Areas:
•    Managing the corporate customers of the bank.
•    Achieving the business target and assigned in terms of cross selling, enhancing and upgrading the corporate relationships.
•    Profiling customers and provide financial products to meet customers’ needs.
•    Ensure the highest levels of services of the corporate customers.
•    Providing financial planning and investment advise.
•    Sales targets spread across selling of different kind of Accounts, Business Banking, Forex, Credit Cards, etc.
•    One point contact for all requirements of corporate customers in the branch.

Required competences and Experience
•    An honor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration and other relevant courses from a recognized university.
•    Masters or post graduate qualifications in Marketing/banking/financial management or other relevant field is an added advantage.
•    At least 1-2 years of working experience in the related field is required.
•    Honest person with integrity.
•    Knowledge of local language will be added advantage.

Apply with detailed CV, Certified copies of all academic transcripts, certified and testimonials, day time telephone, postal or email address not later than 2nd February 2011 to:

The Head of Human Resources,
P.O. Box22572,
Kampala.

Mention position applied forand location preference on the top of application form. All who would not have heard from us in two weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Technical Dairy Specialist Job Vacancy at Techno Serve- Uganda

Job Title: Technical Dairy Specialist

Responsibilities:
•    Providing technical assistance in determining the need for and the design of project’s chilling plants.
•    Supporting the installation processes and ensuring that the Chilling Plants management understands.
•    Providing technical support to increase market access for small holder farmers in Uganda and Rwanda.
•    Providing lessons based on experience form elsewhere in developing BDS providers and their capacity leakages.
•    Ensuring prudent chilling plant hub and BDS site and client identification and selection.
•    Leading development of the BDS provider portfolio identifying needs and resources for technical assistance and training.
•    Provide technical assistance and training to improve dairy quality control.
•    Proactively identifying successful strategies and tactics.
•    Providing content for the development of training for informal industry stakeholders to improve milk quality.
•    Facilitate identification and validation of new market opportunities, product development and launch of new products.
•    Support dairy businesses to develop new products.

Qualification and Experience:
•    Strong dairy expertise, especially in regard to dairy processing, market development and business development services for farmers, farmer business groups and chilling plants set up and management.
•    Minimum f 7 years experience in business.
•    Experience in the East Africa dairy sector preferred and solid private sector strategy and management experience.
•    Proven capacity to guide, support and build capacity of wide range of staff.
•    Willingness to travel and work for long hours.
•    Computer literacy, strong financial analysis and management skills.

Apply by email only to the Country Director at jobs@technoserve.org.ug with the position title placed in the subject line and on the application letter. Send only your letter and resume with names and telephone contacts of 3 professional referees. Apply before Friday January 28th 2011.

Ford Foundation International Scholarships for Uganda, Africa, Developing Countries

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries and territories in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States.

Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence. Fellows may enroll in masters or doctoral programs and may pursue any academic discipline or field of study that is consistent with the interests and goals of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation currently works in thirteen fields to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Once selected, Ford Foundation International Fellows may enroll in an appropriate university program anywhere in the world, including their country of residence. The program provides placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.

IFP support also enables Fellows to undertake short-term language study and training in research and computer skills prior to graduate school enrollment. In addition, new Fellows attend orientation sessions, while current Fellows actively participate in learning and discussion activities designed to create information and exchange networks among Ford Foundation IFP Fellows worldwide. Finally, the program encourages IFP alumni to maintain contact with the program after completing the fellowships to help them remain current in their respective fields through the expanding Ford Foundation IFP network.

Because local requirements vary widely among IFP countries, applicants should carefully follow the specific application guidelines provided by the relevant IFP International Partner organizations, including deadlines for the submission of applications.

Who Can Apply?
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country or territory. Currently, these are: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. IFP selects Fellows on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities and countries of origin, and expects that they will honor this obligation.

Successful candidates will:

    * Demonstrate superior achievement in their undergraduate studies and hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
    * Have substantial experience in community service or development-related activities.
    * Possess leadership potential evidenced by their employment and academic experience.
    * Propose to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in a practical, policy, academic, or artistic discipline or field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation`s areas of endeavor.
    * Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries. Commit themselves to working on these issues following the fellowship period.

IFP Fields of Study
Ford Foundation International Fellows may choose to study in any academic discipline or field of study related to the Ford Foundation`s three grant-making areas, which are:

   1. Asset Building and Community Development
          * Community Development
          * Development Finance and Economic Security
          * Work-force Development
          * Environment and Development
   2. Knowledge, Creativity, and Freedom
          * Arts and Culture
          * Education and Scholarship
          * Media
          * Religion, Society and Culture
          * Sexuality and Reproductive Health
   3. Peace and Social Justice
          * Civil Society
          * Governance
          * Human Rights

The Application Process
All applications must be submitted to the appropriate IFP International Partner in the country or region where the applicant resides. IFP International Partners determine application deadlines and selection schedules in their region or country. Applications are reviewed and final selections decided by panels composed of practitioners and scholars from various fields of work and study. The level and duration of awards are determined as part of the selection process. Ford Foundation staff and their family members may not serve on selection panels and are not eligible to apply for IFP awards. Members of selection committees, staff of the organizations managing the program in the various regions, and their family members are also ineligible for IFP awards.

IFP International Partner Offices

BRAZIL
Carlos Chagas Foundation (CCF)
http://www.programabolsa.org.br

CHILE
La Fundacion Equitas
http://fundacionequitas.org

CHINA
Institute of International Education Beijing Office
http://www.china-ifp.org

EGYPT
America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)
http://www.amideast.org/programs_services/exchange_programs/ifp/default.htm

GHANA
Association of African Universities (AAU)
http://www.aau.org/ifp

GUATEMALA
Center for Research on the Mesoamerica Region (CIRMA)
http://www.cirma.org.gt

INDIA
United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI)
http://www.ifpsa.org

INDONESIA Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
http://www.iief.or.id/ifp/ifp.html

KENYA
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
http://www.ifpeastafrica.org

MEXICO
Center for Research and Higher Education in Social Anthropology (CIESAS)
http://www.ciesas.edu.mx/ciesas-ford/Intro.htm

MOZAMBIQUE
Africa-America Institute (AAI)
http://www.ifpmoz.co.mz

NIGERIA
Pathfinder International
http://www.pathfind.org/ifp

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)
http://www.amideast.org/programs_services/exchange_programs/ifp/default.htm

PERU
Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP)
http://www.iep.org.pe/programa.shtml

PHILIPPINES
Philippines Social Science Council (PSSC)
http://www.ifpphil.ph/

RUSSIA
Institute of International Education Russia and Eurasia Office
http://www.iie.ru/IFP

SENEGAL
Association of African Women in Research and Development (AAWORD/AFARD)
http://www.afard.org

SOUTH AFRICA
Africa-America Institute (AAI)
http://www.aaisa.org.za

TANZANIA
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
http://www.esrftz.org/ifp

THAILAND
Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF)
http://www.asianscholarship.org/

UGANDA
Association of the Advancement of Higher Education and Development (AHEAD)
http://www.ifpeastafrica.org

VIETNAM
Center for Educational Exchange with Vietnam (CEEVN)
http://www.acls.org/ceevn/ifpguidelines.htm

University of Manchester Scholarships for Ugandans and Developing Countries

The proposed programme of research seeks to use state-of-the-art computational techniques to reverse engineer the walking cycle of a predatory dinosaur. Software for image-based modelling, parallel finite element analysis and evolutionary robotics will be coupled and deployed over a computational Grid comprising many thousands of processors. This resource will facilitate a range of unique meta-experiments, enabling new scientific research to be undertaken that would otherwise not be possible. Not only will these experiments provide insight into the evolution of bipedalism or answer questions such as “How fast could T-Rex run?”, they will also lead to the development of computational techniques that may be applied in classical engineering sectors such as the Automotive and Aerospace Industries.


Please note that only students from the following countries are eligible:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana,Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea,Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau Islands, Palestinian Administered Areas, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

Geographic Scope. The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Selection Criteria. The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Age Limit. Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Financial Assistance. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Loan Conditions. Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Application Procedures. The application procedures of AKF's International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained, or to the address indicated on the front of the form. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31.

Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Interview reports are sent with the applications to Geneva for the final selection.

The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Contact Information

http://www.akdn.org/akfisp/HTML/

Norad’s Programme (NOMA) Scholarship For Ugandans and Developing Countries

Norad’s Programme for Master Studies (NOMA) Scholarship 2010 - 2014, Norway

Call for applications to Norad’s Programme for Master Studies (NOMA) 2010 - 2014

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) invites applications for grants to Master programmes to be conducted in English in the South. The call for applications is presented with reference to the NOMA Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and SIU, signed on 27 April 2006, extended with an addendum to 2014 and the NOMA Programme Document.

The overall aim of the NOMA is to contribute to the education of staff in all sectors in the following eligible countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nicaragua, Bolivia and other selected countries through strengthening capacity at the Master level in higher education institutions in the South.

Based on current Norwegian development priorities and identified needs of the cooperating countries in the South, following are the eligible academic fields for the NOMA programme:
- Education
- Environment, economic development and trade
- Gender
- Good governance, democratic development, human rights and migration
- Health
- HIV/AIDS
- Oil and Energy
- Peace and Conflict resolution

A Master degree programme eligible for support under the NOMA Programme is defined as full-time workload over two academic year’s equivalent to 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

For the period 2010 – 2014, applications for Master programmes are limited to the following categories:

a) Bilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts). NOMA funding is limited to maximum NOK 2,25 million for one student cohort and maximum NOK 4,5 million for two student cohorts and includes all relevant supportive activities.

Bilateral Master programmes should be based on cooperation between two partner institutions, one in the South and one in Norway. One academic staff member at each partner institution called project coordinator has the responsibility for planning, implementation and reporting. Bilateral programmes may have apart from the above mentioned, informal or formal cooperation with other institutions, without specific NOMA funding for such cooperation activities.

b) Multilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts).

NOMA funding is limited to maximum NOK 3 million for one student cohort and maximum NOK 6 million for two student cohorts and includes all relevant supportive activities.

Multilateral Master programmes should have two main partner institutions, one in the South and one in Norway but may consist of additional partner institutions both in the South (it is a requirement for multilateral NOMA programmes to have minimum two South partners; one main partner and one additional partner). It may also have additional partner(s) in Norway. The role of additional partners should be clearly stated in the application. Each partner institution must have an academic partner contact person, and must endorse the application before submission.

NB! All programme activities must be finalised within 31.12.2014

Application procedures
A joint application should be submitted online to SIU http://espresso.siu.no , no later than 30 June 2009, GMT 1500 hrs.

Applying institutions in the South and Norway must submit a confirmation of their application(s), signed by the Head of their institution, Vice Chancellor/Rector/University Director. The signatures guarantee institutional commitment to support the additional student intake with additional core resources (basic infrastructure, academic staff, administrative services etc.) in order to secure the implementation.

When submitting the application, separate Cover pages will be available for printing by the project coordinators (at UiS and UiN). This document should be printed and duly signed by the project coordinators and heads of the respective departments and the Vice Chancellor/ Rector/University Director or similar. The signed Cover page should be submitted to the NOMA Institutional contact person/NOMA coordinating unit at the institution within 6 July 2009. The institutional contact person/NOMA coordinating unit should submit the signed cover pages to SIU together with the signed prioritised list of applications within 28 August 2009.

Please note that an application is not eligible without the Confirmation Page.

Selection procedures
The NOMA Programme Board will make the final selection of the projects to be supported in October 2009. The selection will be based on the following inputs from different actors;

    * External evaluation by two evaluators – one from the South and one from the North
    * Assessment and ranking made by the applying institutions

Scholarships To Study in Norway- For Ugandans and Developing Countries

Below you will find a list of English taught Master’s Degree Programmes offered at the University of Tromsø. Scholarships are offered to students from the Developing Countries and Eastern Europe admitted to the these programmes.
  • Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Studies
  • Master’s Degree in International Fisheries Management
  • Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation
  • Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies
  • Master’s Degree in Physics
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
  • Master’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Medical Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics
  • Master’s Degree in Statistics
  • Master’s Degree in Linguistics/English Linguistics
The Quota Programme
The Quota Programme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs to students from qualifying countries for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway. Students from these countries can apply for Master degree programmes and Doctoral degree programmes taught in English. Only applicants from countries on the list of countries eligible for Quota Programme funding will be considered.
For more than 20 years, Norway has provided support for students from developing countries and in 1994 this support was converted into the Quota Programme. The University of Tromsø has admitted students from developing countries since 1988, and participated in the Quota programme since 1995.
You can apply as an individual student, but applications from students at universities that have a formal agreement with our university are encouraged. Women from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply for the programme. Students are expected to apply from their home country.
The Quota Programme aims at offering English taught Master’s degrees, 2-year M.A.. or M.Sc. degrees, and also offers funding to doctoral programme students, normally one year at Master’s degree level and 3 years at Doctoral degree level. Admission is limited and therefore very competitive. Only applicants from countries on the list of countries eligible for Quota Programme funding will be considered.
The Norwegian universities’ M.A. and M.Sc. degrees are research degrees. At all levels, the number of years of university study required of applicants should be beyond the basic entrance requirements to Norwegian institutions of higher education. For Master’s programmes, the minimum requirement is that you have passed a Bachelor degree of at least 3 years at university level, all years being beyond the basic entrance requirements. For Doctoral programmes, additional faculty requirements also apply, but applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of university studies in their chosen subject.
Applicants must have university studies within the subject area of the programme to which they are applying. Since all programmes offered are very competitive, normally a B+ or an upper second division is required for admission. A documented knowledge of English is required for admission to any of the programmes offered under the Quota Programme.
The loans and grants cover living expenses for 2 years for master degree students and 3-4 years for doctoral degree studemts, the cost of a return ticket to Norway upon arrival and one return ticket during the summer vacation. Please note that these travelling expenses are refunded according to set rates, rather than being met in full. When the student returns home (which is a prerequisite for the student residence permit) the loans will be annulled. If the student should stay on in Norway, they have to pay back the loan part of the allowances they have been given.
In Tromsø, only 20-30 new students are admitted under this programme each year. The number of applicants is between 700 and 1000, and so even very good applicants might be refused. Because of these large numbers, only applicants who can prove that they fulfil all the admission criteria will be sent an application form. Forms can be obtained by sending an e-mail or letter to the Foreign Student Adviser, stating your academic background and intended course of study. If you do not follow this procedure you will not be sent a form.
Application material can be obtained from: a Norwegian Embassy/Consulate or the University of Tromsø, Foreign Student Adviser, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway (international@adm.uit.no)Applications to be sent to: the address aboveDeadline: 1st of December for the following academic year starting in August.
Countries Eligible
Countries Accepted for the Quota Programme The list of countries accepted for the Quota Programme is based on an OECD list of countries with a certain minimum income level per capita. The list includes developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe and the Palestine.
::Developing countries
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cambodia, Cap Verde, China, Colombia, Comorene, Costa Rica, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Domenica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Congo, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Sao Tome & Principle, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Chad, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, The Central-African Republic, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Samoa, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
::Central and East Europe
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstab, Kroatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tadjikistan, The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
::The Palestine
Students from the Palestine who are connected to the following universities can also be considered for financial support under the Quota Program:
Al-Azhar University, Gaza Al-Quds University, JerusalemAl-Quds Open University, JerusalemAn-Najah National University, Nablus Bethlehem University, BethlehemBirzeit University, BirzeitGaza Islamic University, GazaHebron University, Hebron

United World Colleges Scholarships For Ugandans

The Uganda UWC National Committee is fortunate to receive scholarships from the United World Colleges.

Eleven of the the UWCs offer two-year programmes which lead to the award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD). The Diploma is recognized worldwide for admission to Universities.

Simon Bolivar on the other hand offers a thee-year Diploma in Farm Administration, mixing practical and academic work with sustainable developmental activities in rural communities.
Types of scholarships

The Uganda Committee receives 5-7 scholarships every year. Some are full scholarships while others are partial.

A full scholarship covers all the required tuition fees. A UWC may, in addition to the tuition fees provide extra facilitation covering air ticket, pocket money etc.

A partial scholarship covers part of the tuition fees. The rest of the tuition fees and any additional expenses are covered by the parent/guardian of the selected candidate.

In a few cases some UWCs may offer places without any funding, in which case the parent/ guardian is required to meet all the requirements.

The fees charged by the Colleges range between 13,000USD and 20,000USD. Other expenses include the air ticket, pocket money and Insurance. Actual fees can be viewed from the websites of the respective Colleges.

When to apply

The applications should be submitted to the Committee after the release of the Olevel examination results. The timetable for application, and selection process will be available on the website for the Committee after the release of the Olevel examination results. Any further inquiries may be directed to committee@uwcuganda.org

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