Rural Electrification Agency Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Head of Procurement and disposal Unit

MAIN TASK: To provide efficient, effective and timely procurement services to REA and ensure total compliance with the PPDA Act arid Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) Provide the necessary management and leadership to the Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) to perform its functions efficiently, effectively, promptly and in accordance with the required procurement guidelines.
b) Facilitate the formulation of an overall procurement strategy for REA and ensure its implementation.
c) To provide the necessary guidance for compliance with the obligations of the PPDA Act and Regulations and other Guidelines for Projects funded under multilateral and bilateral financing agreements
d) To be responsible for the preparation and periodic updating of annual or muiti annual procurement plans in consultation with other technical departments in REA and ensure that the procurement plan is integrated with the work plans and the Financial Budgets.
e) In consultation with user departments, initiate the procurement process and coordinate the preparation of Terms of Reference, Statement of Requirements, Specifications and Bid documents for the procurement activities under REA.
f) Establish and maintain a simplified Procurement Tracking System for monitoring of the procurement activities, contracts' register and procurement/contracts status Reports etc.
g) Establish and maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers and shortlists of consultants and periodically update based on responses received to the REA's advertisements and consult¬ant requests;
h) Participate in the evaluation of bids and proposals and take the lead role in providing procurement technical guidance to the evaluation committees.
i) Ensure timely receipt of the goods and consultant's monthly status reports. Track and monitor the ordering process, and ensure that the requests and deliveries are within the contract terms and conditions.
j) Manage all disposals in line with the PPDA Act and/ require¬ments of Development Partners where applicable.
k) Provide effective staff supervision; including planning, monitor¬ing, developing and evaluation of their performance on a regular basis.
I) To carry-out any other tasks) as may be deemed necessary by REA management.

Job requirement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS; Education
a) A good Bachelors degree in Procurement and Supply Chain/Logistics Management from a recognized University, OR
b) Any good Bachelors Degree and Full Professional Qualification in a Procurement Related Discipline e.g. CIPS
c) Post Graduate Qualification in a related discipline will be an added advantage.

Key Experience
a) A minimum of. 5 years working experience in a busy Procurement Office, 2 of which should be at the level of Head PDU
b) Extensive working knowledge of the PPDA Act and Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners like World Bank, SIDA, NORAD, JICA etc.

Key skills and competences:
a) Problem analysis and problem solving.
b) People skills (internal and external).
c) Effective communication.
d) Report writing.
e) Stress tolerance,
f) High level of computer literacy, with experience in the use of relevant packages.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

Data Clerk/Secretary Job Vacancy

Job Title: Data Clerk/Secretary

MAIN TASK:
To provide high quality data entry and office managerial services for the technical departments

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) Collect data and information from key stakeholders
b) Prepare, sort and accurately enter data from source documents into the various databases
c) Sort data and generate reports
d) Typing and drafting of letters of a routine nature
e) Handling office communication, including telephones, mail and faxes
f) Ensuring timely responses to inquiries and correspondences to and from the office
g) Managing records in accordance with established security and records management practices
h) Requisitioning and managing office stationery and equipment
i) Taking dictation, transcribing and presenting accurate and error free work
j) Performing any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Job requirement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education a) At least a good Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Information Management and computer related course from a reputable Institution
b) Qualification in database management will be an added advantage

Key Competencies:
a) Problem analysis and problem solving.
b) People skills (internal and external).
c) Effective communication and Report writing.
d) High level of computer literacy, with experience in the use of work processers, spreadsheets, and database programs,
e) Knowledge of records management procedures. Minimum experience;
Not less than 3 years experience in provision of secretarial services, information management in a reputable organization.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

Records officer /Registrar officer - Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Records/Registrar officer
MAIN TASK:
To provide high quality records management services and assist in the development, promotion and implementation of records management best practices within Rural Electrification Agency.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) Establish and maintain a robust records management system for the Rural Electrification Agency.
b) Develop records management procedures and monitor compliance to ensure that the system is correctly used by staff and records properly controlled.
c) Register, classify and route incoming correspondences, documents and other materials.
d) Run the Registry and process records by creating paper and electronic folders, filing and retrieving information in accordance with records management procedures so that staff can find the information they need quickly and easily.
e) Respond to inquiries regarding files, correspondences and references.
f) Participate in the dispatch of outgoing communication, trans¬mission of fax messages and e-mails.
g) Forwarding files for action, monitoring file movement and super¬vising regular file census,
h) Manage the location and storage of records, including: con¬ducting an annual records audit; organizing the disposal of records in accordance with their retention schedule; ensuring that access to records is properly controlled; and managing the movement of records between storage areas.
i) Deliver training, advice and support to staff on records management policies and procedures to ensure that staff obtain maximum benefit from the records management system.
j) Provide effective staff supervision; including planning, monitor¬ing, developing and evaluation of their performance on a regular basis.
k) Performing any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Job requirement

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

How to apply


If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

Communications and Public Relations Executive Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: Communications and Public Relations Executive

MAIN TASK: The job holder is Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Rural Electrification Agency and is responsible for rural electrification promotion campaigns and information packages for the benefit of; investors, Government institutions, local authorities, media and the general public.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) To plan, develop and implement public relations strategies regarding promotion of rural electrification.
b} Plan and direct national rural electrification awareness campaigns in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Ministry of Local Government.
c) In collaboration with the Planning Unit of REA, Private Sector Foundation and the Uganda Investment-Authority, assist the Executive Director to mobilize private investment in rural electrification.
d) Research, write and disseminate press releases to targeted media on the activities of the Agency.
e) Advise the various departments and units on appropriate communication and public relations strategies.
f) Initiate and supervise the development and update of docu¬mentation for publicity and communication that includes flyers, brochures, newsletters, news messages, promotional videos, photographs and any other modes of communication suitable for promoting awareness of REA's activities.
g) Coordinate the preparation of speeches, articles, in-house magazines and annual reports. h) Coordinate the update of the Agency's website in collaboration with the Information Technology Specialist.
i) Set up and manage a Clients feedback system on how REA is executing its mandate, j) Foster community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives,
k) Act as Protocol Officer in' hosting external stakeholders to the institution.
I) Provide effective staff supervision; including planning, monitoring, developing and evaluation of their performance on a regular basis. m) Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Job requirement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
a) Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Arts or linguistics.
b) A Masters Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or
Linguistics will be an added advantage.

Key Competencies
a) Excellent persuasive written and verbal communication.
b) Ability to establish effective relationships at all levels of REA staff, media outlet personnel and the public.
c) Creativity, maturity, decisiveness, flexibility, tactfulness, enthu¬siasm and the ability to motivate others.
d) Familiarity with web content management and the use of social media as a public relations tool,
e) Familiarity with wayleaves issues and events management will be an added advantage

Minimum experience:
Not less than 8 years experience in communication and public relations acquired from a reputable organization.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

Economic Analyst Job Vacancy at Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in Uganda

Job Title: Economic Analyst
MAIN TASK: To provide REA with competent services on matters related to rural electrification business plans and financing of rural electrification infrastructure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) Undertake economic and financial modeling for feasibility and business planning.
b) Assist project developers/concession operators with their business planning requirements.
c) Review project proposals/business plans using economic models, analyzing the projects to determine their financial and economic viability and social benefits.
d) Prepare detailed analysis reports on each project/business plan and advise management accordingly.
e) Undertake due diligence to verify the scope of works recommended and to verify the priced bills of quantities to ensure that REA gets value for money and that !he prices offered are competitive.
f) Where capital subsidies are applicable, determine the prioritization of projects for subsidy eligibility.
g) Reports to Manager, Investment Planning & Promotion.

Job requirement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
a) A Masters Degree in Economics or Finance or Accounting or Business Administration.
b) Training in project planning, analysis and management would be an added advantage.

Experience:
a) At least 8 years experience on related duties. Five of this period should have been spent working in public or private institutions in the area of financial and economic modeling and due diligence of business plans
b) Knowledge of energy economics and financial issues would be an added advantage.
c) Prior experience in a public utility company would be an added advantage.

Key skills and competences:
a) Strong interpersonal relationships and ability to work with other persons with unfamiliar backgrounds.
b) Thorough familiarity with the use of computers in financial and economic analyses.
c) Ability to prepare and present information clearly and concise¬ly, orally and in writing.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;

The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,
Kampala, Uganda

Pride Micro Finance Jobs Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Manager Credit - Individual Lending.

Job Purpose 
He / She will be responsible for supervisory roles relating to the individual lending section, to ensure good customer service, growth of quality loan portfolio, increase in borrowers, profitability as well as effective risk control and management. The Manager Credit - Individual Lending will be based in Kampala and will report directly the Head of Operations.

Specific responsibilities include:-
• Participate in preparing the Operations Departmental budget/ Business Plan and achieve annually set loan portfolio targets for Individual Lending.
• Ensure that PML's individual lending policies are effectively complied with in all branches.
• Ensure that the individual loan portfolio quality is maintained within acceptable levels.
• Instill a professional risk awareness culture.
• Embed best practice recovery techniques in the Individual Lending team.
• Participate in the review and implementation of PML's Individual Lending Policies and Procedures.
• Participate in developing new products under the individual
lending methodology and refine the existing ones, Supervise and participate in appraisal of loan underwriting.
• Ensure promotion of products ' services, retention of current customers and develop new partnerships with potential clients,
• Play an active key role in developing and delivering staff training programs covering appraisal techniques (cash flow and ratio analysis, security etc...) and recovery.
• Working with the Legal team to perfect collateral and collateral substitutes.
• Routine inspection of branches to ensure compliance with PML individual lending policies and procedures.
•Undertake manpower planning requirements, in consultations with respective Branch Managers, Regional Managers, Head Human Capital Management and Head of Operations,
•Address client complaints in a timely manner.

Job requirement

Minimum Academic Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate shall be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in a business related field with at least 3 years' experience in a similar position in a regulated Financial Institution.
Candidates with direct microfinance experience and knowledge in various computer packages will be at an added advantage.

Person Specifications:
• Should be a strategic thinker with high degree of creativity, ambition, self motivated with strong business and analytical skills.
• Should have a high degree of integrity, excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills,
• Should be a team player and able to meet deadlines. He/she should be aged between 28 - 35 years.

How to apply

Application procedure:
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply and send a detailed CV, copies of academic certified transcripts, postal address, current salary, salary expectation, names of 3 referees and a daytime telephone contact to the Head Human Capital Management, using the address below so as to reach not later than Wednesday, March 9.2011,

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you do not hear from us by April 30, 2011.Please consider yourself unsuccessful,


PRIDE MICROFINANCE LIMITED (MDI).
Metropole House, Plot 8-10 Entebbe Road,
P. O. Box 7566, Kampala.
Tel. No. 041 4346930/297
Kampala, Uganda.

National Medical Stores Jobs Vacancy- Uganda

 Job Title: Project Coordinator.

We are now looking for competent persons who possess appropriate skills, knowledge and right attitude to fill vacant positions indicated in our establishment. Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant posts within the Corporation. All applications should be addressed to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores, P.O Box 16 Entebbe. Applications should reach us not later than 5 p. m on 14th MARCH 2011



Job Title: Project Coordinator.
The Project Coordinator reports to the Head of Stores and Operations.
Location of office: Entebbe

Purpose of the job: The project Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Centers for Disease Control Laboratory Supplies project on behalf of the project Director using planning, monitoring and controlling processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/KEY RESULT AREAS
1) Draw up project budgets and operational plans based on project goals and available funding as approved by CDC and Management.
2) Define and determine specific roles and responsibilities of project members in NMS /CDC project especially the key deliverables required of each department in MMS/JMS from time to time.
3) Provide hands on day today project management to ensure that the project goals and objectives are achieved within the project timeframe and guidelines established.
4} Develop and execute monitoring and Evaluation ( M & E) plans.
5) Track and report on project progress to ensure that project deliverables stay on time and budget.
6) Draw up required quarterly and annual progress reports and updates on project activities and \ deliverables as required by CDC and NMS in liaision with the Project Director and project members.
7) Liaise with Finance and Procurement departments to produce Financial Status reports,
8) Perform any other duties assigned by the project Director.

Job requirement

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
• Relevant Medical Degree (Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, or Public health).
• A Post graduate qualification in a management/ business field.
• 3 years experience in a management position.
• Hands on experience in running a project is an added advantage processing software.

How to apply

Mode of application:
Interested candidates should submit their CVs with written application specifying the position one is applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts and postal addresses indicated on the application letter. Photocopies of the academic documents should be attached. Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verity photocopies of the academic documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.

NATIONAL MEDICAL STORES
Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road,
P. O. Box 16,
Entebbe, Uganda.


Only candidates who meet the specifications indicated for the jobs will be contacted.

Jobs Vacancies at WBS Television- Career Opportunity

Job Title: Technician
Company: WBS

Vacancy: Technician
REPORT TO: Chief Technician
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

    In charge of studio sound.
    Control of telephone systems during live shows and recording programmes.
    In charge of all musical inserts in live programmes.
    Handles the task back system.
    Doing studio recordings during day time i.e. programmes from CD and Dat.
    In charge of vision mixing.
    In charge for audio mixing.
    Doing video tape operating.
    Carrying out repairs for company property.
    Ob van operation.
    Any other duties as assigned by an authorized officer of the company.


Necessary Qualifications:

    Diploma in Electronics or Radio / Television Electronics.
    2-3 years experience in studio operation and maintenance.
    Good knowledge of television and video equipments.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Organizing and coordinating skills.
    Good analytical skills.
    Proficiency in all phases of duties performed.
    Good command of the English language.


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

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

If applying online, please send an email to inquiries@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Technician")

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.


Deadline: 10th/3/2011

Technical Assistant Job Vacancy at WBS Television in Uganda

Job Title: Technical Assistant
Company: WBS

Vacancy: Techinical Assistant
REPORT TO: Chief Technician
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Key Accountabilities:

    Make sure that the equipment in the store is secure.
    Does the Inventory of store equipment.
    Charging of camera batteries after every shooting.
    Issues out OB van equipment and checks whether they have been returned and in case of a missing item he reports to Chief Technician.
    Cleaning and arranging of the studio equipment, edit suits and store.
    Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by an authorized officer of the Company.


Necessary Qualifications:

    At least should have completed O' Level education or it's equivalent.
    1 year's working experience in a busy organization.
    Good knowledge of television and video equipments.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Organizing and coordinating skills.
    Proficiency in all phases of duties performed.

How to Apply:

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

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

If applying online, please send an email to inquiries@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Technical Assistant")

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.


Deadline: 10th/3/2011

Jobs at WBS Televesion- Uganda

Job Title: Chief Technician
Company: WBS

Vacancy: Chief Technician
REPORT TO: General Manager
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

TECHNICAL:

    Overall head and in-charge of all technical staff and equipment.
    In charge of the ob van and any out door broadcasting.
    In charge of vision mixers studio.
    Monitors the off-air monitor.
    Oversee the cleaning and servicing of all station equipment.
    In-charge of supervising all day recordings in the studio.
    Carrying out repairs for company equipment.
    Provide service to our viewers who need technical assistance, in accordance to their complaints of poor signal reception.
    Any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Key performance indicators

    Broadcasting equipment is up to standard based on the service manuals available.
    All broadcasting equipment is installed as per the installation diagram for the system.
    The quality of the picture produced in all technical operations is of 1 volt peak to peak.
    All complaints from WBSA viewers regarding poor signal are dealt with, satisfactory.
    The technical department plan and budget is submitted to management in good time for inclusion in the company's master budget.
    All technical employees are well trained according to the training needs assessment.
    All the relevant information to and from the technical department is transmitted smoothly to the relevant offices, and no information gap is reported in the company, as far as technical information is concerned.
    Reports from the management meetings indicate participation of the employee and his/her contribution during the meeting.
    A human resource audit conducted during the working year indicates that the technical department fully adheres to the human resource policies of the company.
    Evidence of detailed job descriptions and "SMART" objective and targets for the staff in the technical department.
    Evidence of additional assignments performed outside the normal job description.


Necessary Qualifications:

    Degree in Electronics or Radio / Television Electronics
    5 years experience in studio operation and maintenance.
    Good knowledge of television and video equipments.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Organizing and coordinating skills.
    Good analytical skills.
    Proficiency in all phases of duties performed.
    Good command of the English language.

How to Apply:

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

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

If applying online, please send an email to inquiries@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Chief Technician")

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.

Deadline: 10th/3/2011

Jobs in Uganda- General Manager Vacancy

Job Title:    General Manager
    Company     eResource Ltd

        Experience     7 Years

Description     Our Client, a leading and reputable Tour and Travel Company in the East African Region, has two Exciting Opportunity within its Organizational Structure as outlined below:JOB TITLE - GENERAL MANAGERReporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate is expected to be a hands-on Manager able to direct and coordinate the operations of the company. The position has overall responsibility for all operational and commercial departments including Marketing, Sales, Human Resource, Contracting, Reservations and Finance.KEY TASKSThe main duties and responsibilities of the General Manager will include: Overall responsibility for management of a specialist Tour and Travel Company profitably and to achieve the company's financial and quality objectives effectively. Oversee the implementation of the Company Strategic Plan in the most Cost-effective, Profitable and Time efficient manner. Devise and develop a Business Plan that is aligned to the company's goals and targets and build and retain a strong team with the abilities to achieve it. Oversee the HR Function of Staff Audit, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction, Training, Career Planning, and Reward Management. Oversee the Development and Institutionalization of the Company Performance Management Framework Develop the business through effective robust sales, management of financial controls and development of people and standards. Monitor and adjust cost prices/sales and plan accordingly, set Performance targets and incentives for excellent Performance. Quality control: Ensure that all Staff deliver effective Customer service as required and to develop all aspects of quality throughout the Company. Marketing: Oversee Brand Management, Product development and all Marketing initiatives both locally and overseas. Administration: Plan, instigate and monitor all office procedures KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:The Key Performance indicators for this position include overall Company' Financial Viability and Sustainability, Sound Corporate Governance, increase in Market Share, increase in Sales Revenues and improved profile of the Company within its Market Segment.EXPERIENCEMinimum 7 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably (but not a must) in a busy Tour and Travel Work environment that involves frequent contact with Customers. Highly Competitive Remuneration and Compensation Packages await successful

 How to apply

Applicants for the above positions. If you meet the above requirements send your application and CV via email to eresources@consultant.com on or before 11th March 2011 indicating on the subject line the position.

    Qualifications     JOB SPECIFICATIONS:Education/Professional QualificationsMinimum of University Degree in Travel & Tourism or related fields. An MBA will be an added advantage. Non-Degree but Diploma/Certificate holders with Extensive practical relevant experience in the Tours and Travel industry will be considered.

Data Entrant Jobs in Uganda- CDC and Government

 Job Title: Data Entrant

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following vacant posts existing in Kalangala District Home Based VCT Project (Job Titles 1, 2, 3, and 4) and in Main Stream Kalangala District Local Government (Job Titles 5, 6 and 7).


The following information is specific for candidates interested in working under the Kalangala (HBVCT) Project: Kalangala

District Local Government with support from Centers for ease Control and Prevention [CDC] is implementing a project entitled provision of full access Home-Based Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing (HBVCT) and Basic care (BC) in Kalangala
District and the Surrounding Fishing Communities in the Republic of Uganda. All applicants interested in working under this project MUST be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District with extensive travels to the other islands within Lake Victoria and the surrounding districts. All positions under this project are on One year Contract basis with possibilities of extension based on performance, and availability of funds. An attractive package will be paid to all successful applicants. The posts are:


Job Title: Data Entrant
Age; Not more than 40 years
Reports to Data Manager

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Offering regular ongoing technical support to the reporting entities
2. Keeping track of received data and source documents
3. Preparing and sorting source documents identify and interpret data for entry
4. Contacting originators of source documents to resolve questions and inconsistencies.
5. Providing weekly summary data to the Programme manager


Job requirement

Qualifications/desired skills
1. Posses a bachelors degree in Computer Science/IT or related field with at-least two years experience in data management in a busy environment. Diploma holders may also apply.
2. Should possess proficient computer skills in Excel and Access data bases. Knowledge in Epi info and SPSS will be an added advantage
3. Ability to write routine reports and correspondences to his/her immediate supervisor


How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission Kalangala District Local Government P.O. Box 2, Kalangala clearly specifying whether you are applying for Project Jobs 1, 2, 3 and 4 or District Jobs 5, 6 and 7. Applications or all posts must be received not later than 6th March 2011. Application forms (PSC Form No.3 PSF 3- Revised 2008) are obtainable from the offices of the District Service Commission or Chief Administrative Officer and must be filled in triplicate together with photocopies of academic certificates, testimonials and recent passport size photographs.

Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Day time telephone contacts must also be clearly indicated. Serving officers MUST route their applications through their Heads of Departments, who should be informed of the dosing date to avoid unnecessary delays. Only short¬listed candidates will be contacted.

Counselors Jobs in Uganda- CDC and Government of Uganda

Job Title: Counselors - 13 Vacancies
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following vacant posts existing in Kalangala District Home Based VCT Project (Job Titles 1, 2, 3, and 4) and in Main Stream Kalangala District Local Government (Job Titles 5, 6 and 7).


The following information is specific for candidates interested in working under the Kalangala (HBVCT) Project: Kalangala

District Local Government with support from Centers for ease Control and Prevention [CDC] is implementing a project entitled provision of full access Home-Based Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing (HBVCT) and Basic care (BC) in Kalangala
District and the Surrounding Fishing Communities in the Republic of Uganda. All applicants interested in working under this project MUST be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District with extensive travels to the other islands within Lake Victoria and the surrounding districts. All positions under this project are on One year Contract basis with possibilities of extension based on performance, and availability of funds. An attractive package will be paid to all successful applicants. The posts are:


Job Title: Counselors - 13 posts: Age: Not more than 40 years;
Reports to Counselor supervisor

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Conducting home to home HIV counseling and Testing (HHHCT)
2. Providing individual risk assessment to clients
3. Performing HIV prevention counseling and education in the community
4. Making appropriate client referrals and making follow-up based on HIV test results
5. Perform integrated HHHCT outreach activities
6. Coordinate with Programme supported landing site/parish/village mobilisers
7. Record and submit required reports and documents in timely manner to the Programme manager through the data manager
8. Any other duties as assigned by the counselor supervisor


Job requirement

Qualifications/desired skills:
1. A bachelor's degree in a health related field or social sciences.
Diploma holders may also apply.
2. Possession of a certificate or a higher qualification in HIV/AIDS counseling from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
3. Should be a team player and ready to work in hard to reach and hard to stay area/islands
4. Must be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District and
5. Ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.


How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission Kalangala District Local Government P.O. Box 2, Kalangala clearly specifying whether you are applying for Project Jobs 1, 2, 3 and 4 or District Jobs 5, 6 and 7. Applications or all posts must be received not later than 6th March 2011. Application forms (PSC Form No.3 PSF 3- Revised 2008) are obtainable from the offices of the District Service Commission or Chief Administrative Officer and must be filled in triplicate together with photocopies of academic certificates, testimonials and recent passport size photographs.

Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Day time telephone contacts must also be clearly indicated. Serving officers MUST route their applications through their Heads of Departments, who should be informed of the dosing date to avoid unnecessary delays. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Government of Uganda Jobs- 13 Vacancies for Laboratory Technicians

Job Title: Laboratory Technicians -13 Vacancies
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following vacant posts existing in Kalangala District Home Based VCT Project (Job Titles 1, 2, 3, and 4) and in Main Stream Kalangala District Local Government (Job Titles 5, 6 and 7).


The following information is specific for candidates interested in working under the Kalangala (HBVCT) Project: Kalangala

District Local Government with support from Centers for ease Control and Prevention [CDC] is implementing a project entitled provision of full access Home-Based Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing (HBVCT) and Basic care (BC) in Kalangala
District and the Surrounding Fishing Communities in the Republic of Uganda. All applicants interested in working under this project MUST be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District with extensive travels to the other islands within Lake Victoria and the surrounding districts. All positions under this project are on One year Contract basis with possibilities of extension based on performance, and availability of funds. An attractive package will be paid to all successful applicants. The posts are:



Job Title: Laboratory Technicians -13 posts:
Age: Not more than 40 years;
Reports to Lab. Supervisor


Key duties and responsibilities;
1. Conduct home to home HIV counseling and Testing (HHHCT)
Z. Other duties and responsibilities are as for Counselors in Job 3


Job requirement

Qualifications/desired skills;
1. Qualified Laboratory technician from a recognized institution. Qualified Laboratory Assistants may also apply but 1st priority will be given to Qualified Laboratory technicians.
2. Should be a team player and ready to work for long hours in the islands
3. Must be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District and surrounding fishing villages
4. Ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.


How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission Kalangala District Local Government P.O. Box 2, Kalangala clearly specifying whether you are applying for Project Jobs 1, 2, 3 and 4 or District Jobs 5, 6 and 7. Applications or all posts must be received not later than 6th March 2011. Application forms (PSC Form No.3 PSF 3- Revised 2008) are obtainable from the offices of the District Service Commission or Chief Administrative Officer and must be filled in triplicate together with photocopies of academic certificates, testimonials and recent passport size photographs.

Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Day time telephone contacts must also be clearly indicated. Serving officers MUST route their applications through their Heads of Departments, who should be informed of the dosing date to avoid unnecessary delays. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Government Of Uganda Jobs- District Planner

Job Title: District Planner

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following vacant posts existing in Kalangala District Home Based VCT Project (Job Titles 1, 2, 3, and 4) and in Main Stream Kalangala District Local Government (Job Titles 5, 6 and 7).


The following information is specific for candidates interested in working under the Kalangala (HBVCT) Project: Kalangala

District Local Government with support from Centers for ease Control and Prevention [CDC] is implementing a project entitled provision of full access Home-Based Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing (HBVCT) and Basic care (BC) in Kalangala
District and the Surrounding Fishing Communities in the Republic of Uganda. All applicants interested in working under this project MUST be willing to reside and work in Kalangala District with extensive travels to the other islands within Lake Victoria and the surrounding districts. All positions under this project are on One year Contract basis with possibilities of extension based on performance, and availability of funds. An attractive package will be paid to all successful applicants. The posts are:



Job Title: District Planner
Department; Finance Planning and Audit;
Ref: DSC/KALA/05/2010
Salary scale: U2; Age: 30 - 45 years
Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer


Duties:
•Providing technical support for preparation and production of the of District Development Plans
•Monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the district Development plans, programmes and projects
•Managing the upkeep of an up to date District Development Management Information System
•Coordinating activities and programmes of external development assistance by local and international bodies and institutions
•Coordinating the appraisal of work plans and budgets with potential sources of funding
•Coordinating the collection, processing, analysis, storage and dissemination of data/information to stakeholders
•Appraising the effectiveness of National and District Policy
•Providing technical guidance to council on matters relating to planning and development


Job requirement

Person Specifications:
• An Honours Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics,
• Post graduate training in Planning, management or monitoring and evaluation of protects, financial management, economics or statistics
• Should have at least 5 years of working experience as a planner of which (2) should have been at Senior Management level
• Should have well developed interpersonal relationship, communication and negotiation skills
• Should be capable of working with high profile officials


How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission Kalangala District Local Government P.O. Box 2, Kalangala clearly specifying whether you are applying for Project Jobs 1, 2, 3 and 4 or District Jobs 5, 6 and 7. Applications or all posts must be received not later than 6th March 2011. Application forms (PSC Form No.3 PSF 3- Revised 2008) are obtainable from the offices of the District Service Commission or Chief Administrative Officer and must be filled in triplicate together with photocopies of academic certificates, testimonials and recent passport size photographs.

Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Day time telephone contacts must also be clearly indicated. Serving officers MUST route their applications through their Heads of Departments, who should be informed of the dosing date to avoid unnecessary delays. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Jobs Vacancy at SOS children’s villages Uganda,- Entebbe

Job Title: Village Educator
The village educator takes charge of and addresses the educational needs of each child, providing educational and career guidance ensuring that the children get meaningful assistance with remedial exercises/ homework. He or she organizes children’s play, holiday programs and other extra-curricular activities, ensuring sensitization and application of the SOS child protection policy

Minimum requirements

A mature lady or gentleman aged 25-35 years
A university degree in Education and Social Work, Social Sciences or equivalent qualification
Experience in practical teaching or Education liaison/ coordination of at least 3 years in a modern, well founded education institution
Qualification and experience in special needs education and assessment will be an added advantage


Apply with CV, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificate, passport size photo, telephone contacts and details of at least three references

Address to
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS children’s villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510, Kampala

or physically dropped off at the front office SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Abbabiri, 25km Entebbe road
Deadline: Friday 1st March 2011

Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy at SOS Childrens Village- Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

We seek a mature individual to assist our village. Director in setting up the village administrative office and providing support to all the processes required to run an efficient office set up.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A mature lady/gentleman aged between 28-35 years
A university degree in social sciences, business administration, development studies or an equivalent is required
Relevant experience of at least two years in office management and administration in a busy and practical environment/office setting is required
Practical training in modern office administrations well as knowledge of basic accounting will be of great advantage
Proven computer skills
Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English is critical for this placement



How to Apply
Apply with CV, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificate, passport size photo, telephone contacts and details of at least three references

Address to
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS children’s villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510, Kampala

or physically dropped off at the front office SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Abbabiri, 25km Entebbe road
Deadline: Friday 1st March 2011

Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Head of Mission Un

ORG: Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF)

ASF is an independent non-governmental organisation. Its mission is to independently contribute to the creation of fair and equitable societies through the promotion of access to justice, in which the law and its institutions serve society’s most vulnerable groups. The organisation aims to realise this objective through field interventions in the field of law in general, and in the area of legal and judicial assistance in particular.

Closing date: 13 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda

Head of Mission Un Uganda (relaunching)

Context

ASF has a young and evolving mission in Uganda. Through a careful analysis of the needs in the field and a strategic and coordinated approach to the implementation of its programming, Avocats Sans Frontières has gradually been establishing itself as an important actor in the protection of the rights of the most vulnerable. ASF implements a program that combines legal awareness raising with the opportunity to access free legal aid and judicial assistance. Initially ASF focused its interventions on improving access to justice for victims of torture and providing legal support to people in detention, and expanded its priority area to also include a focus on improving access to justice for women and children, particularly in relation to sexual and gender-based violence, and victims of child trafficking to provide them with legal support. Entering into 2011 ASF is ready to mobilize the legal community in English speaking Africa to advocate for justice for international crimes and to train important judicial actors to apply best practices in relation to international criminal justice.

Duties and responsibilities

The Head of Mission works under the supervision of the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator and, for administrative (including human resources), financial and logistical matters, directly under the supervision of the Admin and Finance Director. She/He determines ASF Uganda’s operational strategy with respect to the Organisation’s vision and objectives as defined by ASF Uganda’s strategic plan. She/He is responsible for the proper management of existing projects and the development of new programmes through an analysis of the context, needs and funding opportunities. She/He is also responsible for the proper management of administrative and financial matters for ASF Uganda.

- Supervise the implementation of ASF projects and ensure that they achieve their objectives
- Oversee the proposal and preparation of project grants and follow up with donors
- Ensure the quality of financial and progress reports and transmit such reports to donors within the agreed timeframes
- Analyse the legal, political, economic and social context of the country so as to determine appropriate strategic intervention
- Propose projects for intervention and oversee the drafting of new project proposals in accordance with the needs identified in ASF Uganda’s Plan of Action
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with donors and undertake all necessary negotiations on future programmes
- Represent ASF at meetings with local and national authorities, donors, local and international NGOs and establish a network with NGOs involved in justice
- Lead and coach ASF Uganda’s team, ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the mission’s structure and revise according to the programme needs
- Regularly analyse the context, identify risks and review security rules accordingly
- Ensure sound administrative, financial and logistical management of ASF Uganda in compliance with ASF and donor procedures and national regulations
- Regularly check the budgetary coverage of the mission and ensure that projects are implemented within their budget
- Validate projected cash applications, financial reports to be provided to headquarters and to donors
- Ensure regular monitoring of the use of resources

Requirements

Essential
- At least 3 years of project management experience (including financial and human resources management), preferably with an international legal development organisation or NGO
- Work experience in developing countries
- Strong networking skills and ability to engage in consultative and partnership processes with local stakeholders and government officials
- Experience of fundraising and establishing/maintaining donor relations
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Organisational skills and ability to deal with heavy and diverse workloads and deadlines
- Sound judgment, maturity, patience and flexibility
- Ability to work with people of different cultures
- Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required
- Good computer skills, inc. Excel
Desirable
- Degree in law from a recognized university
- Work experience as a lawyer
- Work experience in the Great Lakes Region
- Driving license

Conditions

- 1 year contract, renewable
- Monthly gross salary: between € 2282 and € 2791 depending on experience
- Per diem: € 558 per month
- Accommodation allowance, vehicle and repatriation insurance provided by ASF
- Health, invalidity and medical care insurance at the expatriate’s expense
- 25 days of paid annual leave
How to apply
Send your application (CV and cover letter + date of availability) in English by 13 March 2011 to job@asf.be- (please mention “HOM Uganda” in the subject of your email).






Closing date: 13 Mar 2011

Jobs in Uganda at Visions in Action

Job Title: Program Development Officer (Supported Volunteer)

Org: Visions in Action

Visions in Action is an international NGO based in Washington DC, working in relief and development in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Liberia in the areas of education, food security, and HIV/AIDS. During the past 22 years over 700 volunteers and staff have served for periods of 6-12 months in the areas of food security, education, human rights, communications, public health, microenterprise, social work and community development.

Closing date: 11 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda - Gulu

Position: Program Development Officer (Supported Volunteer)
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Duration: Initial six month contract (renewable)
Start: March 1st, 2011

Background: Visions in Action is an international NGO based in Washington DC, working in relief and development in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Liberia in the areas of education, food security, and HIV/AIDS. During the past 22 years over 700 volunteers and staff have served for periods of 6-12 months in the areas of food security, education, human rights, communications, public health, microenterprise, social work and community development.

Responsibilities:
•Lead in grant writing, research, & maintaining relations with donors and NGOs; produce frequent concept papers and proposals in conjunction with U.S. office and submit to donors in Uganda
•Assist Head of Office in the identification and research of new funding opportunities and organizational partnerships; develop new program ideas in the areas of HIV/AIDS, public health, water & sanitation, and education
•Liaise with local stakeholders and coordinate relationships with local NGO partners, local authorities, and contractors.
•Rent out extra rooms in the compound to tenants as needed
•Assist Head of Office in ensuring financial systems are working correctly, including regular monthly reports to VIA HQ
•Assist with the book distribution project as needed
•Ensure that project implementation complies with donor standards

Qualifications:
•Masters Degree in International Relations, Communications, or other relevant field
•Experience working and/or living internationally
•Familiarity with program management including budgeting, financial reporting, procurement, and logistics
•Willing to live and work in a remote and insecure environment
•Willing to work independently and simultaneously function as part of a team
•Experience managing local and international staff with diplomacy and tact
•Must be entrepreneurial, a good networker, and a great writer

Terms and Conditions:
Supported Volunteers (SV) receive accommodation in the VIA compound in Gulu, and a small monthly stipend (US$250). Uganda SV’s are responsible for their own airfare, visas, health insurance and pre-departure medical costs.

How to apply
Email cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@visionsinaction.org. Please write “Program Development Support Officer SV” in the subject of your email.

GBV Volunteer Job Vacancy at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda

Job Title: GBV Volunteer

Org: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 23 Apr 2011

Location: Uganda

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Background:

The International Rescue Committee began working in Uganda in 1998 in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army in the north of the country. Today, during this time of transition and recovery, the IRC is reshaping its interventions towards post-conflict development as tens of thousands of people in the north who were displaced by violence have returned home. At the same time, in the east in Karamoja – one of the poorest and least developed areas in Uganda – the IRC works with communities affected by inter- and intra-clan violence to promote peace and improve access to services. Interventions in Karamoja require a sophisticated understanding of the context and must be tailored to meet complex needs. The IRC in Uganda’s new strategic plan, 2011 – 2015, emphases partnership, accountability, evidence-based programming and an increasing focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls.

Scope of the position:

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Volunteer will serve in a volunteer capacity for up to 12 months to improve the quality of program activities in the Karamoja sub-region. S/he will focus on strengthening the program manager’s skills in planning, communicating, managing and monitoring project activities. Through the guidance of the WPE technical coordinator, the WPE volunteer will provide technical advice to WPE team to enhance the program’s support to community driven systems that prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

S/he will be under the supervision of the WPE coordinator and collaborate with a team of WPE professionals in three sub-offices.

Responsibilities:

The volunteer will serve a coaching role vis-à-vis the national staff project managers and officers to build their professional management capacity. Specifically, coaching will focus on:

- Enhancing the project manager’s ability to develop and maintain effective systems that monitor process, budgets and progress towards achievements. Systems should delegate and diversify responsibilities across the program team.
- Strengthening the project manager’s ability to appropriately and concisely write and verbally communicate program goals, strategies, accomplishments and challenges with staff, supervisors, partners, government officials and counterparts.
- Advising the GBV response staff on its efforts to support the community based organization partners case management activities, ensuring that case management practices meet recognized standards.
- Supporting staff with baseline assessments and community based monitoring tools.

Requirements:

- University degree in Development, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant discipline; Graduate degree preferred
- Demonstrated interest in Gender issues
- Strong strategic planning and organizational skills in project management
- Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
- Strong understanding of budget management
- Previous travel or work in Africa preferred
- Excellent written and verbal skills in the English language
- Experience and/or course work in qualitative and quantitative monitoring systems
- Knowledge, skills, and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization

Specific Security Situation/Housing/Compensation :

The position is based in the sub-office of Moroto, in north eastern sub-region of Karamoja. Security in town is good but travel between districts and the region’s three IRC sub-offices is strictly controlled due to security concerns related to cattle raiding and inter/intra-ethnic clashes.

Volunteers are provided with a modest monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance and shared housing.

How to apply
Please apply online: http://www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6891 .

Jobs in Uganda at Samaritan's Purse- based in Karamoja

Job Title: Program Manager, Food Assistance Project)

Org: Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Closing date: 01 May 2011

Location: Uganda - Karamoja

Program Manager, Food Assistance Project, Uganda (623)

Karamoja, Uganda - The Program Manager, Food Assistance Project will be responsible for overall coordination and management – both programmatic and financial – of the Food Assistance Project across Moroto and Napak Districts. Responsibilities will include guiding, training, directing and supporting project staff in implementing food assistance activities while also providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess progress against agreed objectives. The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring timely, orderly and effective food distribution to beneficiaries and for ensuring timely and accurate data collection, recording and financial management according to World Food Program (WFP) and statutory guidelines. The Program Manager will be responsible for regular project reporting to the Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Uganda Country Office and to WFP, and must ensure effective coordination of project activities with the relevant District Local Government departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Direct line management of Food Assistance Operations Coordinator and Drivers in the districts of operation, including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction
• Update HR records for all project staff in the districts of operation, sending monthly reports to National Program Manager for attendance, leave and contractual changes as they arise
• Ensure effective budget management and administration of project finances, including adherence to SP and WFP financial management guidelines
• Act as official SP representative to stakeholders for all matters concerning Food Assistance in districts of operation
• Establish clear strategy and direction for Food Assistance Project in the districts of operation in collaboration with the National Program Manager
• Work alongside National Program Manager to develop additional food security programs in districts of operation
• Coordinate effective implementation of clear security protocol for distribution
• Ensure all project activities are conducted in accordance with agreed work-plan and proposal
• Coordinate updating of beneficiary lists, sending updates to WFP as required
• Submit monthly and quarterly reports to National Program Manager, including activity summary, progress against objectives, commodity distributed, beneficiary caseload data, achievements to date, issues faced, impact stories and financial expenditure
• Ensure coordination of all activities at District-level with relevant Local Government departments, NGOs, and community stakeholders, and maintain constant coordination with WFP in strategic project implementation
• Any other duties as assigned by the National Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferably in the field of International Development or another related field
• Food Security and/or infrastructure assets-based programming experience in Africa
• People management experience in cross-cultural settings
• Willingness to travel in and out of field
• Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program
• Clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements and standards
• Organizational and time management skills
• Good interpersonal and written oral communication skills
• Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships
• Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly
• Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Length of contract: 12 months
Target date to the field: May 2011
How to apply
Apply online at: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/employment_listings/position_listing_intl/program_manager_food_assistance_project_uga


Closing date: 01 May 2011

Logistics Volunteer Job Vacancy in Uganda at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Logistics Volunteer

Org: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 23 Apr 2011

Location: Uganda

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

BACKGROUND:
The International Rescue Committee began working in Uganda in 1998 in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army in the north of the country. Today, during this time of transition and recovery, the IRC is reshaping its interventions towards post-conflict development as tens of thousands of people in the north who were displaced by violence have returned home. At the same time, in the east in Karamoja – the poorest and least developed area in Uganda – the IRC works with communities affected by inter- and intra-clan violence to promote peace and improve access to services. Interventions in Karamoja require a sophisticated understanding of the context and must be tailored to meet complex needs and respect the agro-pastoral lifestyle. The IRC in Uganda’s new strategic plan, 2011 – 2015, emphases partnership, accountability, evidence-based programming and an increasing focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls.

SCOPE OF WORK:
Reporting to the Field Coordinator, the Operations Volunteer will support the operations field-team in delivering efficient and cost-effective support to the program teams in the Moroto field site as well as the satellite offices Nakapiripit and Kotido. The focus of the position will be on development and implementation of innovative and feasible plans for improving the logistical and operational set up and increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the logistics support function. This includes the monitoring/follow-up of field logistics systems to ensure that IRC standard policies and procedures are adhered to and donor compliance maintained. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to operationalize their classroom learning in a challenging environment, with sufficient space for innovation. This is a six to 12 month assignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assessing logistics and operational support needs in light of the growing program in Karamoja
• Putting in place systems aiming at efficient, cost-effective and compliant operations support to the programs in the field and satellite offices.
• Make an assessment of the IRC office and guesthouse premises resulting in action plans and budgets for improvement of the working and living environments
• To provide logistics support in managing procurement processes, asset management and transport and providing training to operations staff. At all times seeking to raise the efficiency of operations systems and increase their cost-effectiveness.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Current or recent graduate student in Businss or other related field with knowledge and experience in operations or logistics.
• Strong organizational skills; the ability to organize complex tasks within set deadlines in unpredictable settings.
• Excellent communication, diplomacy, and teamwork skills; the ability to work closely with colleagues in other locations.
• Availability and willingness to travel
• Strong technology skills, including operations applications

WORK ENVIRNOMENT:
The position is based in the Moroto Field Office, in north eastern sub-region of Karamoja. Security in town is generally acceptable but requires heightened monitoring and awareness. Travel within the Sub-Region and between the three offices is strictly controlled due to security concerns related to cattle raiding and inter/intra-ethnic clashes.

Volunteers are provided with a modest monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance and shared housing.
How to apply
Please apply online: www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6892 .


Closing date: 23 Apr 2011

UN- United Nations Job Vacancy- Based in Entebbe, Uganda

Job Title: Operations Manager, Entebbe

Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2011


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:      09 Mar 2011

DATE OF ISSUANCE:      07 Feb 2011

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:      United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DUTY STATION:      Entebbe

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:      11-ADM-MONUC-425141-R-ENTEBBE
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The incumbent reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Regional Service Center (RSC) Chief. The Operations Manager is responsible for the following: Oversee and implement projects/programmes/operations except those under the direct supervision of the RSC Chief. Achieve RSC key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for each RSC project/programmes/operations. Optimise process, policy, and system for the projects/programmes/operations, as required. Propose and lead change management in projects/programmes/operations to achieve improved results. Maintain close contact with the Missions’ RSC Focal Points and other Mission Technical leads to ensure solid understanding of Mission priority objectives for RSC deliverables. Achieve customer satisfaction objectives as measured by RSC performance surveys. Implement corrective/satisfaction improvement actions as required. Administer operational data to support charge back to Missions. Report on cost and performance of projects and recommend improvements. Ensure adequate RSC operations staff technical skills, training and commitment. Develop client orientation and focus among all RSC operations staff. Ensure performance benchmarks are understood and met by RSC operations staff. Ensure staff succession planning/ rotation and RSC project resources.Perform other related work as required.

Competencies
Professionalism - Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice in a broad range of human resources, financial and administrative areas; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operation; Leadership - Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work; Commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing; Strong managerial/supervisory skills, tact and negotiating skills, good judgment and decision-making skills; Communication - Proven ability to write in clear and concise manner and to orally communicate effectively; Ability to prepare reports and defend recommendations; Technological Awareness - Solid computer skills including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and relevant software packages; Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from client's point of view.Ability to identify client's needs and match then to appropriate solutions. Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Managing Performance - Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Finance, Accounting, Law, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, budget, finance or general administration, and field operations. Experience in handling complex organizational issues at the international level. Hands-on experience with UN administrative/financial policies and practices is an asset.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English ; knowledge of French is desirable

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

    To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

    After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

    In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

    UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: staffing@un.org,

    Fax: 1-212-963-2800


Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2011

Voucher Examiner; FP-7; FSN-7 Job Vacancy at US- American Embassy

Job title: Voucher Examiner; FP-7; FSN-7

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Voucher Examiner; FP-7; FSN-7

OPENING DATE: February 15, 2011

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2011

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking for two individuals for the position of Voucher Examiner in the Finance Section."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for the complete voucher examining process (except final review and certification) of a considerable variety of average to moderately complex administrative type of vouchers invoices and claims. Most of them involve relatively uncomplicated transactions with reasonably well-defined bases for payments covering recurring types and/or limited varieties of goods and services. May also be required to handle Value Added Tax (VAT) reporting, control, and voucher processing. Incumbent must possess specialized knowledge of host country VAT regulations and procedures in order to advise employees and post management on VAT issues.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://ww.kampala.usembassy.gov

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

1. Education required: University degree in finance and accounting, commerce, business administration, marketing, statistics, social sciences, education, development studies, social work and social administration, law, or public administration is required.
2. Work Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, cashiering, book keeping, and voucher examining, is required.
3. Language: Level IV English ability (fluent writing, reading and speaking) is required.
4. Knowledge: Familiarity with handling vouchers, VAT or cashiering transactions with public offices including large institutions is required
5. Skills and Abilities: Must possess considerable skills in articulating complex issues orally and in writing, (e.g., to explain disallowance of claims or deductions in vendor invoices) through comprehending and properly applying technical regulations and requirements to the voucher examining process. Must be skilled in using the computer (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access) to process transactions in a financial data base. Must possess considerable skill (tact and diplomacy) in interacting with host government officials as it relates to following up on VAT submissions and refunds.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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


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


CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2011

Jobs Vacancy at The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company

Job Title: Accounts Assistant - Radio Invoicing


Job Puporse:
Coordinate with the sales and Marketing Department and electronic media section to ensure all adverts and commercials aired/produced respectively are billed and recorded in accordance with company policies.

Duties and Responsibilities :
• Daily billing of advertising revenue in order to capture revenue on time and facilitating debt collection.
• Writing details of advert orders, receipts, invoices and amounts in the log report and production studio schedule set aside for future official use to ensure that all adverts have been accounted for and recorded.
• Daily preparation of unapproved order reports, query reports and long running order reports in order lo ensure that all adverts are accounted for properly and no order has more than the stipulated number of appearances.
• Handling inquiries from walk in clients, corporate agencies and Advertising Executives on accounts status, invoice details and amount payable to ensure smooth running of business.
• Keeping a file of all official lug reports/schedules and submitting this file to the accountant on a monthly basis.


Job requirement

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Degree in Business Studies preferably in Accounting or Finance.
• Must be computer literate with knowledge of any accounting packages.
• Must have good organizational, interpersonal and reporting skills.
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a tight deadline driven commercial environment.
• Ability to network with the electronic media section, Sales and Marketing Department as well as Agencies.


How to apply

Are you interested applicants should hand in application letters, CV and copies of all academic transcripts not later than Friday 25th, February 2011 and should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited, P.O.Box 9815 Kampala, Plot 2/4 First/Third Street, Industrial Area.

New Visions Jobs- Career Employment

Job Title: Accounts Assistant - Advertising


Job Puporse:
Coordinate with the Sales and Marketing Department to ensure all invoices for newspaper and magazine adverts are recorded and dispatched in accordance with company policies.

KEY RESULT AREAS:
• Daily dispatch of advertising invoices on time to facilitate debt collection.
• Writing details of cash advert orders, receipts, invoices and amounts in a newspaper set aside for future official use to ensure that all adverts have been accounted for and recorded.
• Alternating with invoicing staff to maintain daily revenue recognition.
• Handling inquiries from walk in clients, .corporate agencies and Advertising Executives on accounts status, invoice details and amount payable to ensure smooth running of business.
• Maintaining an up-to-date register of invoice delivery.
• Preparation of proforma invoices.


Job requirement

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Degree in Business Studies preferably in Accounting or Finance.
• Must be computer literate with knowledge of any accounting packages.
• Must have good organizational, interpersonal and reporting skills.
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a tight deadline driven commercial environment.
• Ability to network with the Sales and Marketing Department as well as agencies.


How to apply

All interested applicants should hand in application letters, CV and copies of all academic transcripts not later than Friday 25th, February 2011 and should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited, P.O.Box 9815 Kampala, Plot 2/4 First/ Third Street, Industrial Area.

Jobs at Electricity Regulatory Authority- Career Vacancies

Job Title: Secretary to the Authority

Job Purpose:
To work as Secretary to the Authority, official witness and the custodian of the minutes and Seal of the Authority and develop, review and monitor the implementation of the strategic and business plans of the Authority.
This involves providing logistical support to the Authority, facilitation of Authority Meetings and interfacing policy making with policy implementation in the Authority.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• As Secretary to the Authority, shall attend all Authority rneetings and take Minutes of the meetings.
• Shall forward copies of the draft Minutes and Authority Agenda to all the members of the Authority before the next meeting.
• Shall maintain a permanent record of such Minutes, which shall be signed and dated by the Chairperson presiding at the meeting of the Authority at which such Minutes are confirmed.
• Shall maintain and endeavor to preserve confidentiality of matters contained in Authority Minutes and shall not allow any unauthorized access to the Minutes of the Authority, except as may be authorized by a resolution of the Authority.
• Shall communicate the resolutions of the Authority and policies of the Authority to all concerned parties from time to time.
• Shall certify extracts of minutes of the Authority and copies thereof for all purposes intended.
• Shall participate in or draw up such contracts as the Authority may undertake to make and shall keep custody.
• Shall be the Secretary to the Authority sub-committee meetings and shall perform all functions pertaining to the Secretary of the Authority.
• Dissemination, follow-up and report on the implementation of Authority decisions.
• Shall codify regularly all the Authority decisions and resolutions.
• Shall have custody of the Seal of the Authority,
• Prepare the Planning guidelines and coordinate the development and review of Strategic and Business Plans
• Coordinate the implementation of the business plans and put in place an effective monitoring and 'evaluation plan
• Shall carry out such other functions as the Authority or Chief Executive Officer may assign to him or her.

KEY OUTPUTS:
• Timely monitoring reports of business plans
• Well-written Minutes of the Authority meetings.
• Effective communication of resolutions and policies of the Authority and Management.
• Well-coordinated Authority sub-committee and Authority meetings
• Regular attendance of Committee and Authority meetings


Qualifications:
• Bachelors' Degree in Law, Finance, Commerce, Economics and Business Administration
• Diploma in legal practice (for lawyers)
• A Masters in Business Administration mandatory (except for lawyers)
• ICSA is mandatory
• At Least 5 years relevant working experience at a senior level


Job requirement

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Mature, honest and must exhibit a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
• Specialized training in the fields of management and corporate governance is an added advantage. Not below (35) thirty five years of age.


How to apply

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
• Detailed Updated CV
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of three referees Addressed to:

The Director Financial & Administrative Services Electricity Regulatory Authority Plot 15 Shimoni Road
P.O. Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda

To reach the above address by March 11, 2011 at 5,00pm; Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply. N.B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees.
Canvassing or any attempt (hereof will lead to automatic disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Rucruitment of a Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst


Job Purpose:
To analyze the .performance of the licensees vis avis the assumptions embedded in the tariffs
To analyze the financial feasibility of the licensees and validation of financial claims through effective reconciliations


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitor the financial performance of licensees vis avis the assumptions embedded in the tariffs approved by the Authority.
• Monitor the financial transactions between the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) and generation as well as distribution companies to ensure that these are in accordance with the tariff methodologies in the Power Sales Agreements (PSAs) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
• Evaluate the financial feasibility studies submitted by the intending developers as well as licensed companies and advise on the appropriate return on investment (ROI) and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC).
• Work with the Economist in charge of pricing and tariffs to review the tariffs of the licensees as per the provisions of each license.
• Liaise with the Finance and Administration Department and participate in the investment verification exercise for licensees.
• Participate in budget reviews of licensees in liaison with the Finance and Administration Department.
• Carry out periodic reconciliations of licensees to establish the financial position of the licensees.
• Contribute to the production of the periodic sector performance reports
• Develop and maintain financial models for various licensees and establish the necessary database to update these financial models.
• Analyze and advise on the sector investment requirements and quantify the impact on the tariff


KEY OUTPUTS:
• Quarterly Analytical reports on tariff vs financial performance of Licensees
• Evaluation Reports on new projects for financial feasibility
• Review reports on Power purchase agreements with respect to Working capital and other financial variables
• Good teamwork with internal and external stakeholders
• Reports on sector investment requirements


Job requirement

Qualifications:
• An Honors Degree (Upper Second) in Commerce (Finance), Business Administration (Finance), or
• Financial Economics.
• Professional qualifications such as ACCA,CFA,and CPA
• A postgraduate qualification in finance is an added advantage

Experience
• At least 3 years of relevant experience
• Auditing experience will be an added advantage
• Above 27 years and below 35 years


How to apply

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
• Detailed Updated CV
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of three referees Addressed to:

The Director Financial & Administrative Services Electricity Regulatory Authority Plot 15 Shimoni Road
P.O. Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda

To reach the above address by March 11, 2011 at 5,00pm; Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply. N.B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees.
Canvassing or any attempt (hereof will lead to automatic disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Accounting Jobs at Electricity Regulatory Authority in Uganda

Job Title: Management Accountant

Job Puporse:
To assist the Manager Financial Services to deliver j excellent financial information to support ERA's ' management decisions. Contribute to the continuous I systems and procedures that ensure prudent financial management

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Tax compliance and planning
• Ensure that ERA complies with all relevant tax law and other statutes with a financial focus eg. the NSSF Act.
• Management of withholding tax interface with suppliers, including following up prompt provision of withholding tax certificates.

Budget and Cash flow Management Responsibilities
•Ensures that ERA budget fits within the overall medium term Plan and expenditure frame work
•Assist the Finance Manager to prepare weekly cash flow projections to support expenditure decisions
• Prepare quarterly budgetary performance reports
• Assist the Finance Manager to manage grants lor ERA and its partners
• Implement effective treasury management controls in line with the ERA investment policy,

Non current Assets Management
• Assist the Finance Manager to maintain an up to date non-current assets register
• Liaise with the PDU to ensure all ERA Assets are prudently insured.
• Spearhead periodic Non-current assets physical verification exercises at ERA House
• Provide financial input on the Board of Survey eg. in establishing asset values.
• Reviewing the need for asset revaluation and write-offs whenever necessary

ERA Financial systems
• Work with the Finance Manager to establish accountability standards and systems that ensures value for money in ERA operations
• Continuously review and financial management policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
• Liaise with Internal Auditor to examine financial controls and systems
• Provide a linkage between the Procurement Plan and the ERA budget in order to inform procurement requisitions throughout the financial year.

ERA External and Internal Financial Reporting
• Assist the FM to prepare ERA financial statements and any supporting narrative within statutory timeframes
• Prepare quarterly budgetary performance reports and other reports to support management decisions.
• Design and provide other relevant financial analytics that are relevant for the prudent management of the ERA.
• Assist Expenditure Accountant in interfacing with External Auditors

ERA Revenue cycle
• Understand the ERA Revenue cycle and model the ERA revenue profile.
• Liaise with the licensing section to ensure that all invoices are made on time.
• Provide a revenue forward linkage to the Expenditure Accountant to inform collection efforts.

KEY OUTPUTS:
• Annual Budgets and Quarterly budget performance reports
• An up-to date Non-current asset register
• Effective liaison with external and internal auditors
• Timely preparation of financial statements

Person specifications
• Ability to provide financial backup across different contexts as delegated
• Very good analytical and computer skills
• Team player with excellent communication skills


Job requirement

Qualifications:
• At least an Honours Degree in Commerce or Business
Administration and related disciplines o Professional qualification as ACCA, ICAEW, and CPAU.
• Any other relevant post-graduate qualification will he an added advantage

Experience
• At least 5 years of relevant experience
• Above 27 years and below 35 years


How to apply

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
• Detailed Updated CV
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant
• Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of three referees Addressed to:

The Director Financial & Administrative Services Electricity Regulatory Authority Plot 15 Shimoni Road
P.O. Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda

To reach the above address by March 11, 2011 at 5,00pm; Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply. N.B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees.
Canvassing or any attempt (hereof will lead to automatic disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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