USAID Jobs in Uganda- Acquisition & Assistance Specialist

Job Title: Acquisition & Assistance Specialist

U.S. Mission, Uganda


Vacancy Announcement

Number: 017-2011 Date: 3/28/2011


OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: March 28-April 8, 2011


POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Office of Acquisition &Assistance

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ugshs. 54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Acquisition & Assistance Specialist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent performs technical and procurement management work that supports the USAID/Uganda Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) team. Technical work involves supporting the preparation, control, and review of procurement documents and reports related to planning strategies and appropriate solicitation documents, conducting the analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of a wide variety of acquisition and assistance documents; maintains various procurement files and responsible for the distribution and follow-up of official copies of A&A documents to permit the implementation and payment actions; or perform other similar work in support of implementation and operation of mission programs.

This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-11 grade level. Promotion to the FSN-11 grade level is expected, and failure to achieve that higher level of performance may be the basis for reassignment, change to lower grade, or dismissal.

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

1. Education Required: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, accounting, international trade, industrial management, law or other related field is required. Possession of a Master’s of Business Administration, Master of Arts or Master of Science in related field highly desirable.

2. Work Experience: Two years in a progressively responsible work situation in USAID Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) is required. This experience must have been gained in a USAID contracting/A&A office.

3. Language Requirement: This position requires Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of additional languages common in Uganda is desired.

4. Knowledge: Knowledge of USAID and Federal regulations and procedures for a broad range of acquisition instruments and assistance agreements, and a general knowledge of the Mission’s portfolio and USAID’s program/project policies, procedures, goals, priorities is required. This includes familiarity with USAID/W multiple award contracts; knowledge of U.S. and local business practices and procedures; knowledge of local and regional market conditions and norms; knowledge of cost principles and requirements, cost/pricing structures, negotiation methods and techniques; and knowledge of U.S., regional and local market pricing practices.

5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires good organizational, analytical, negotiating, time management, strong proofreading , and attention to detail skills. The potential to acquire the ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner. The potential to gain the ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance actions. An ability to deal effectively with high-level representatives of the US and Regional business community, with senior managers in the USAID Mission and with senior level host government representatives is required.
This position requires solid computer skills to utilize public, high-visibility, externally monitored electronic resources via the web, especially those pertaining to procurement related topics and those used to generate awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

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

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 8, 2011

Acquisition & Assistance Assistants Job Vacancy at USAID

Job Title: Acquisition & Assistance Assistants

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission, Uganda


Number: 016-2011 Date: 3/28/2011

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: March 28-April 8, 2011



POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Office of Acquisition &Assistance

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-9 (Ugshs. 42,803,622 to 61,854,764 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting up to four (4) qualified Ugandans for the position of Acquisition & Assistance Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent performs technical and procurement management work that supports the USAID/Uganda Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) team. Technical work involves supporting the preparation, control, and review of procurement documents and reports related to planning strategies and appropriate solicitation documents, conducting the analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of a wide variety of acquisition and assistance documents; maintains various procurement files and responsible for the distribution and follow-up of official copies of A&A documents to permit the implementation and payment actions; or perform other similar work in support of implementation and operation of mission programs.

This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-10 and, subsequently, to the FSN-11 grade level. Promotion to the FSN-10 and to the target FSN-11 grade levels is expected, and failure to achieve that higher level of performance may be the basis for reassignment, change to lower grade, or dismissal.

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

1. Education Required: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, accounting, international trade, industrial management, law or other related field is required. Possession of a Master’s of Business Administration, Master of Arts or Master of Science in related field highly desirable.

2. Work Experience: Three or more years in a progressively responsible work situation is required. One year of this experience must have been gained in an acquisition or assistance related field.
3. Language Requirement: This position requires Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of additional languages common in Uganda is desired.

4. Knowledge: Knowledge of public and/or private-sector business processes, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge, is required. An understanding of US Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations, or knowledge and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex acquisition portfolio, is desired, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, sealed bidding, small purchase procedures, and that result in standard and established contract types. A basic understanding of Regional markets pertaining to program and project requirements for services and commodities, and a good knowledge and understanding of US market and pricing methods is desirable.

5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires good organizational, analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail also required. The potential to acquire the ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner. The potential to gain the ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance actions. An ability to deal effectively with high-level representatives of the U.S. and Regional business community, with senior managers in the USAID Mission and with senior level host government representatives is required.
This position requires solid computer skills to utilize public, high-visibility, externally monitored electronic resources via the web, especially those pertaining to procurement related topics and those used to generate awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

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

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 8, 2011

UN Jobs- National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Policy Dialogue on National and Local Development issues

Job Title: National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Policy Dialogue on National and Local Development issues.(Ugandan Nationals Only), Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Monday, 11 April 2011


Background

In April 2010 UNDP and the Government of Uganda (GoU) endorsed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010/11-2014/15, a five-year plan that guides the implementation of development interventions that respond to government priorities as stated in the National Development Plan (NDP). Aligning to national development priorities, the UN system in the country developed the United Nations Development Assistance framework (UNDAF 2010/11-2014/15) which aims to support the government in addressing challenges identified in the NDP. The CPAP therefore responds to the priorities as articulated in the UNDAF. The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth and Poverty Reduction (GPR).

Under the GPR component, is the outcome area “National and local institutions capacitated to develop, implement and monitor pro-poor and MDG responsive polices/strategies”. The proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output which fall under the outcome: “Policy dialogue on national and local development issues is informed by analytical studies”

Emphasis will be to support policy dialogue and advocacy on national and local development issues and interventions aimed at identifying bottlenecks and providing programmable options for accelerating progress towards the achievement of MDGs in the run-up to and beyond the 2015 deadline.

It is envisaged that key policy makers and stakeholders, including the academia, civil society and the private sector will be engaged in dialogue on various key national and local development issues in order to translate the findings from analytical studies and the already existing policies into action. On this basis, recommendations for addressing the specific bottlenecks will be made.

In addition to policy dialogue, policy briefs will be developed to provide key information in a synthesized manner to policy makers. This would enable them to take appropriate action to address some of the development challenges in particular focusing on pro-poor policies.

Scope of Work:

The consultant is to prepare a project document with interventions to support and facilitate policy dialogue on national and local development issues based on well researched and informed evidence-based analytical studies. The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

* Identification of a niche for UNDP support within the output area in line with the existing policies and regulations, and the ongoing interventions by government and development partners. Project scope should contribute to achieving the output by the end of the programming cycle and build synergies with other programme interventions (GPR and ADG).
* Selection of the appropriate implementing partners, responsible parties and collaborating partners to deliver the project.
* Develop annual work plans with outputs and activities, baselines, indicators and targets for the duration of the project with a view to ensure continuity over the 4-year CPAP period.
* Integrate cross cutting issues such as gender and environment and human rights-based approach to programming.
* Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with the CPAP and UNDAF M&E framework.
* Develop a clear partnership/collaboration strategy.
* Identify appropriate management arrangements with clear responsibilities for project management.
* Oversight/assurance; implementation and accountability for resources.
* Conduct an initial analysis of risks that will impact on the project formulation and implementation.
* Define a clear exit strategy for the project.

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders, –including EDPR in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Civil Society organisations such as NGO Forum, Uganda Debt Network, DENIVA and UNASO as well as private sector organisations and programmes such as Private Sector Foundation, and the CICS secretariat, as well as build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010.

Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

* Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project activities
* Building national capacities and ownership
* Strengthening capacity development
* Promoting south-south cooperation
* Focus on key cross cutting themes of UNDP programming

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities:

* Attend detailed briefing on UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team
* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP/UN programming
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, EDPR and other GoU MDAs, NGOs, development partners and the private sector to ascertain priorities areas, ongoing interventions etc.
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated output 2.1.2, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the outputs and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership
* Present key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document
* Make presentation at internal pre-Project Appraisal Committee(PAC) meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalisation of the project document.

Key Deliverables

* Inception report detailing the understanding/interpretation of the TORs; the methodology of carrying out the assignment; work plan and implementation schedule as agreed upon with UNDP team.
* Draft project document.
* Presentations to stakeholder validation, Pre-PAC and PAC meetings.
* Final project document

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the signing of the contract and the consultants will be expected to be available on a full-time basis and deliver the outputs as per schedule proposed below:

Output:

* Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract.
* Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meeting is due 21 days after signing contract.
* Draft project document is due 23 days after signing.
* Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing.
* Final Project document is due 30 days after signing.

Reporting Arrangements:

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants, Strategy and Policy Unit. At the conclusion of the deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Competencies

Technical Competencies:

* Strong leadership and task management competencies
* Strong analytical skills
* Good communication and writing skills in English

Personal Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards
* Positive, constructive attitude to work
* Ability to act professionally and flexibility to engage with government officials, donor representatives, private sector and communities

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field

Experience:

* Minimum 7 years progressive work experience in micro and macroeconomic policy and research
* Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management
* Experience in addressing MDGs and cross-cutting issues like Gender
* Good knowledge of UNDP and development context of Uganda
* Experience in strategic planning
* Knowledge of UN/UNDP programming is an added advantage

Language:

* Fluency in English.

Application Procedure - applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

Job Proposal:

* Letter of Interest.
* Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
* A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

Personal CV

* Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
* Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal

* Please submit a financial proposal indicating consultancy fee in

Ugandan Shillings

, lump sum fee (with a breakdown) or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment.

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CV and uploaded together at once.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To apply
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=22614

UNDP Uganda Opportunity- National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making.

Job Title: National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making.(Ugandan Nationals Only), Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Monday, 11 April 2011



Background

In April 2010 UNDP and the Government of Uganda (GoU) endorsed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010/11-2014/15, a five-year plan that guides the implementation of development interventions that respond to government priorities as stated in the National Development Plan (NDP). Aligning to national development priorities, the UN system in the country developed the United Nations Development Assistance framework (UNDAF 2010/11-2014/15) which aims to support the government in addressing challenges identified in the NDP. The CPAP therefore responds to the priorities as articulated in the UNDAF. The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth and Poverty Reduction (GPR).

Under the GPR component, is the outcome area “National and local institutions capacitated to develop, implement and monitor pro-poor and MDG responsive polices/strategies”. The proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output which falls under this outcome: namely “Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making in human development”.

The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) is central to the national policy formulation on development issues and is also responsible for the production of evidence-based analytical studies, as reflected in the mandate of the Economic Development Policy and Research Department (EDPR). In the past much of EDPR's activity has been limited to commissioning studies as and when the need arises. There is now a need to strengthen EDPR's internal capacity to conduct such analysis, as well as its ability to coordinate with key stakeholders in the identification of research priorities, emerging policy questions and issues across a spectrum of development challenges and needs, establishment and maintenance of research standards and the synthesis of technical results into policy briefs.

Before high-quality analytical studies can be fed into the national policy dialogue, there are large gaps in the available evidence base that must be addressed. The informal sector has absorbed 80% of new entrants into the labour market over the last decade and is therefore an essential element of inclusive growth, particularly given continued rapid population growth. But the design of interventions to address the constraints faced and exploit the opportunities available in this sector is undermined by lack of information; informal enterprises are not covered by existing survey instruments such as the Business Register or the Employment and Earnings Survey. Furthermore, there are other emerging issues such as in the areas of climate change; environment and natural resource management; impacts of anticipated increased revenue inflows from extraction of oil as and other natural resources; impetus for enhanced disaster risk management arising from increasing incidences of disaster occurrences; as well as other issues which impact on the ability of the poor both in the informal and formal sectors to meaningful exploit the opportunities to create wealth and improve their incomes.

The MDG targets, and other development outcomes such as the distribution of income, are not only influenced by the direct effects of single policies, but also by indirect effects and policy interactions that feed back into the processes that determine these outcomes. Analysis of the implementation of government policies and projects must therefore be complimented by an economy-wide approach to analyse Uganda's development strategy and progress towards the MDGs. This will require capacity gaps in the areas of microsimulations and modelling of inter-sectoral linkages to be addressed.

Quantitative analysis, although vital, often raises further questions which can only be adequately addressed using qualitative techniques such as Participatory Learning and Action methodologies. The Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Process (UPPAP), initiated in 1998, was pivotal in strengthening MFPED's capacity to generate high-quality qualitative analysis for guiding policy dialogue and decision making on poverty reduction. But the programme relied on the financial support of Development Partners, which ended in FY2008/9 thus closing a vital channel for deepening the understanding of government interventions from the perspective of the poor

Scope of Work:

The consultant is to prepare a project document with interventions to support the preparation of evidence-based analytical studies to inform policy dialogue on current and emerging issues and concerns affecting, or likely to affect the development path of the economy.

The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

* Identification of a niche for UNDP support within the output area in line with the existing policies and regulations, and the ongoing interventions by government and development partners. Project scope should contribute to achieving the output by the end of the programming cycle and build synergies with other programme interventions (GPR and ADG).
* Selection of the appropriate implementing partners, responsible parties and collaborating partners to deliver the project.
* Develop annual work plans with outputs and activities, baselines, indicators and targets for the duration of the project with a view to ensure continuity over the 4-year CPAP period.
* Integrate cross cutting issues such as gender and environment and human rights-based approach to programming.
* Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with the CPAP and UNDAF M&E framework.
* Develop a clear partnership/collaboration strategy.
* Identify appropriate management arrangements with clear responsibilities for project management; oversight/assurance; implementation and accountability for resources.
* Conduct an initial analysis of risks that will impact on the project formulation and implementation.
* Define a clear exit strategy for the project.

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders, including EDPR in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, National Planning Authority, Interministerial sector working groups, policy research think tanks such as Economic Policy Research Centre, Private Sector Foundation, etc and build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010.

Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

* Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project activities
* Building national capacities and ownership
* Strengthening capacity development
* Promoting south-south cooperation
* Focus on key cross cutting themes of UNDP programming

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities:

* Attend detailed briefing on UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team.
* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP/UN programming.
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations.
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, EDPR and other GoU MDAs, NGOs, development partners and the private sector to ascertain priorities areas, ongoing interventions etc.
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated outputs 2.1.1 and 2.1.2, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines.
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the outputs and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership.
* Present key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document.
* Make presentation at internal pre-Project Appraisal Committee(PAC) meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document.
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalisation of the project document.

Key Deliverables:

* Inception report detailing the understanding/interpretation of the TORs; the methodology of carrying out the assignment; work plan and implementation schedule as agreed upon with UNDP team.
* Draft project document.
* Presentations to stakeholder validation, Pre-PAC and PAC meetings.
* Final project document .

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the signing of the contract and the consultants will be expected to be available on a full-time basis and deliver the outputs as per schedule proposed below:

Output:

* Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract .
* Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meeting is due 21 days after signing contract.
* Draft project document is due 23 days after signing.
* Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing.
* Final Project document is due 30 days after signing.

Reporting Arrangements:

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants. At the conclusion of the deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Competencies:

Technical Competencies:

* Strong leadership and task management competencies.
* Strong analytical skills.
* Good communication and writing skills in English

Personal Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards.
* Positive, constructive attitude to work.
* Ability to act professionally and flexibility to engage with government officials, donor representatives, private sector and communities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field.

Experience:

* At least 7 years progressive work experience in micro and macroeconomic policy and research.
* Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management.
* Experience in addressing MDGs and cross-cutting issues like Gender.
* Good knowledge of UNDP and development context of Uganda .
* Experience in strategic planning.
* Knowledge of UN/UNDP programming is an added advantage.

Application Procedure - applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

Job Proposal:

* Letter of Interest.
* Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
* A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

Personal CV

* Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
* Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal

* Please submit a financial proposal indicating consultancy fee in

Ugandan Shillings

, lump sum fee (with a breakdown) or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment.

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CV and uploaded together at once.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To apply

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=22613

Programme Assistant Job Vacancy- National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Job Title: Programme Assistant

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda


The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an umbrella organization for all disability categories in Uganda NUDIPU has been piloting a savings initiative code named "WE CAN MANAGE" PWDs' Savings and Credit Project targeting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their Caretakers in two (2) districts in Eastern Uganda.

The project is now fully fledged with an expanded operational area; therefore NUDIPU is seeking to recruit four (4) charismatic and visionary persons to position(s) of Programme Assistant to spearhead operations in the catchment area.

The Programme Assistant shall be based at any of the district project offices in Mbale, Kumi, Soroti and Sironko respectively and will be responsible for the direct implementation of the project. He/she will be reporting to the Programme Officer who will supervise him/her in collaboration with the respective District Union Chairperson.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:
• Support the Project to reach out to the target group to ensure they have access to secure savings and loans in accordance with laid procedures.
• Promote self reliance among WCM groups through provision of quality and timely technical guidance and capacity development support.
• Formulate work plans, budgets, facts based implementation strategies and schedules and sharing the same for ratification by the Project Steering Committee.
• Ensure proper utilization of project resources and/or funds in accordance with the planned1 activities and accepted procedures.
• Build a team of motivated Field staff, allocate operational zones/areas to them and appraise ' their performance in line with the project guidelines and targets.
• Prepare timely reports for sharing with the supervisor and maintain an updated record keeping system for all the Project activities, correspondences and reports.
• Liaise with community leaders to promote the Project model but exclusively oversee the recruitment of groups, constantly conduct on spot audits of their records and communicate the findings in the meetings to promote transparency and sustainability.
• Initiate and establish sustainable strategic networks with relevant partners and stakeholders in service provision and Disability development issues
• Champion area based promotional campaigns, data collection and dissemination activities in line with project monitoring tool.
• Actively participate in the organization's resource mobilization: this involves developing Project proposals to solicit support.
• Effectively represent NUDIPU in the relevant stakeholders' collaboration meetings and attend to any other duties assigned.

Job requirement

Qualifications required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Social work, Development studies, Adult Education, Community Development, Economics or any other related disciplines. Experience in working with Disability based organisations and/or rural communities as well as knowledge of the local language will be of added advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications, copies of academic transcripts and detailed CVs specifically addressed to the

"Executive Director",
Either by post to: NUDIPU, P.O.BOX 8567 Kampala
OR:
Deliver physically at; NUDIPU, Plot 530, Bukoto -Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179.Mobile number 0772467276 NOT later than 8" of April. Please indicate the district of preference in your application.

NUDIPU is an equal opportunities organisation, therefore only shdmsted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidates should be willing to start work immediately.

Systems Administrator Job Vacancy in UMEME- Uganda

Job Title: Systems Administrator


As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity improving customer service, minimizing energy fosses and operating in a cost effective .manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to recruit an individual with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the following position in the IT Department.

Job Title
Systems Administrator - REF No UM/IT/01/03/11
Reports to
IT Infrastructure Manager
Job Purpose
Responsible for performance, and maintenance of UMEME if infrastructure

Principal Accountabilities
• Responsible for system administration tasks for UMEME servers.
• Troubleshooting and monitoring of AVX and Windows operating system.
• Providing housekeeping, fie maintenance and backup scripts,
• Schedule and direct activities to reserve hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion in line with service level agreements and IT policy & procedures,
• Documentation and maintenance of IT servers.
• Identify security risks and develop best practices to prevent system intrusions.
• Monitor user activity, and introduce tools to prevent system abuse and, malpractice.
• Ensure availability and uptime of UMEME servers and provide key performance indicators to accurately reflect UMEME system performance.
• Work closely with IT network administration, database admin, support and other IT staff.
• Provide backup network administration role as required.
• Participate in developing the IT disaster recovery business plan for UMEME.
• Other IT tasks as required.

Job requirement

Required Qualifications of Experience
• Bachelors in Computer Science or it equivalent
• Hands on system administration in large corporate environment
• Expert knowledge of AlX and Windows operating systems
• Five years relevant experience
Personal Attributes/Competencies
• Strong Technical Background
• Good team player
• Knowledge of Oracle administration is an advantage

How to apply

HOW TO APPIY
If you feel you are the right candidate for this challenging position, please submit your application to the Head Of Human Resources - Lugogo or email recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug or post your application to P.O. Box 23841, Kampala.
Applications should be received by 5:00 pm Friday 8th April 2011

PROCUREMENT MANAGER, GOODS AND SUPPLIES- Vacancy in UNRA

Job Title: PROCUREMENT MANAGER, GOODS AND SUPPLIES

[ii] Scope of the position The holder of this post is responsible for ensuring that the procurement and disposal of goods and supplies are fully Compliant with the
requirements of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and any special requirements of Development Partners.
[iii] Position relationships ♦ Reports to the Director of Procurement
♦ Supervises Procurement Officers – Goods and supplies and Procurement Assistants, Goods and supplies.
[iv) Key duties & responsibilities
1. Receive User Department requests and produces the Annual Procurement and Disposals Plan for the Department;
2. Ensure that all the submissions to the Contracts Committee are prepared orderly and forwarded timely. Follow up decisions and advices
of the Contracts Committee on the submissions and submit regular updates of status to the Director of Procurement;
3. Advise staff on preparation of invitation to bid notices;
4. Ensure that invitation to bid notices are appropriately prepared and manage the publication and display of invitation to bid notices;
5. Ensure that solicitation documents are prepared based on Government and Development Partners’ requirements and they meet standard
quality ;
6. Manage pre-bid meetings, bid closings and bid openings;
7. Recommend membership of evaluation committees to the Director of Procurement and manage the evaluation process;
8. Ensure that bid evaluations are done and reports prepared as per the requirements of the Government and Development Partners;
9. Display notices of best evaluated bidders in consultation with the Director of Procurement;
10. Recommend membership of negotiation committees to the Director of Procurement and follow up the negotiation process;
11. Ensure that negotiations are conducted as per the rules and contract documents and amendments, if any, are prepared as per the
requirements of the Government and Development Partners;
12. Ensure as appropriate that submissions to PPDA, on applications for deviations from the use of a procurement or disposal method or
document are adequately prepared;
13. Ensure that monthly and other reports as scheduled in the PPDA Regulations are prepared and submitted to PPDA within time and
quality.
14. Ensure that biweekly and ad hoc procurement and disposal reports are prepared and submitted to management within time and quality;
15. Ensure that filing of all procurement documents including bid notices, solicitation documents, bids submissions, bid evaluation reports,
contract documents, amendments, if any, all communications and other records are kept as required by PPDA;
16. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Procurement from time to time.
[v] Person specification
The applicant must be a holder of either a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Procurement, and Finance, Business or Commerce or other related
fields and a member of recognized Professional Institutions in Procurement ;
Plus 7years of professional experience in finance, business, purchasing, supply and procurement or other relevant areas, out of which:-
1. Two years shall be in public procurement in a busy public/private sector organization or projects procuring goods and supplies. The
candidate shall demonstrate a good knowledge of public procurement system including international competitive bidding;
2. Two years shall be in procurements financed by multilateral Development Partners such as the World Bank, European Union, African
Development Bank, the Arab Development Banks/Funds and others using procurement procedures and guidelines of these Development
Partners;
3. One year shall be in procurements financed by Government of Uganda using the Government’s PPDA Act, Regulations, Standard Bidding
Documents and Guidelines;
The candidate must demonstrate skills and ability in Computer applications and use of software programs relevant to procurement planning,
database, monitoring and reporting;
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate a high level of communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, negotiation and
management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels;
Above all the applicant must be of a high level of integrity, time management, Organization and planning skills; S/he must be self motivated
with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
A candidate meeting the following criteria will have added advantages:-
• A Post graduate Degree in Procurement or Purchasing
• Proven background and involvement in a procurement/business process reengineering;
• Experience on procurement of engineering works and services.
[vi] Position Grade Grade SG 3
SALARIES AND BENEFITS:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING:
Applications accompanied by:
(i) A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
(ii) Copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);
(iii) Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
(iv) Current salary;
(v) Three referees; and
(vi) Postal addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should



SALARIES AND BENEFITS:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING:
Applications accompanied by:
(i) A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
(ii) Copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);
(iii) Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
(iv) Current salary;
(v) Three referees; and
(vi) Postal addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road, Nakasero
P. O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
To reach the Secretary not later than 22 April 2011 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

UNRA Jobs Vacancy- Uganda National Roads Authority

Job Title: PROCUREMENT MANAGER, WORKS AND SERVICES

[ii] Scope of the position
The holder of this post is responsible for ensuring that the works and services procurement activities are fully compliant with the requirements
of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and any special requirements of Development Partners

[iii] Position relationships
♦ Reports to the Director of Procurement
♦ Supervises Procurement Officers – Works and services, and Procurement Assistants, Works & Services.
[iv) Key duties & responsibilities
1. Receive User Department requests and produce Annual Procurement and Disposal Plan for the Department;
2. Ensure that all the submissions to the Contracts Committee are prepared orderly and forwarded timely. Follow up decisions and advices
of the Contracts Committee on the submissions and submit regular updates of status to the Director of Procurement;
3. Advise staff on preparation of invitation to bid notices;
4. Ensure that invitation to bid notices are appropriately prepared and manage the publication and display of invitation to bid notices;
5. Ensure that solicitation documents are prepared based on Government and Development Partners’ requirements and they meet standard
quality;
6. Manage pre-bid meetings, bid closings and bid openings;
7. Recommend membership of evaluation committees to the Director of Procurement and manage the evaluation process;
8. Ensure that bid evaluations are done and reports prepared as per the requirements of the Government and Development Partners;
9. Display notices of best evaluated bidders in consultation with the Director of Procurement.
10. Recommend membership of negotiation committees to the Director of Procurement and follow up the negotiation process;
11. Ensure that negotiations are conducted as per the rules and contract documents and subsequent amendments, if any, are prepared as
per the requirements of the Government and Development Partners;
12. Ensure as appropriate that submissions to PPDA, on applications for deviations from the use of a procurement or disposal method or
document are adequately prepared;
13. Ensure that monthly and other reports as scheduled in the PPDA Regulations are prepared and submitted to PPDA within time and
quality.
14. Ensure that biweekly and ad hoc procurement and disposal reports are prepared and submitted to management within time and quality;
15. Ensure that filing of all procurement documents including bid notices, solicitation documents, bids submissions, bid evaluation reports,
contract documents, amendments, if any, all communications and other records are kept as required by PPDA;
16. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Procurement from time to time.

[v] Person specification
The applicant must be a registered engineer with a B.Sc. degree in Civil or Highway Engineering plus 7years of professional working
experience in planning, design, procurement, construction or management of road or bridge works, out of which:
1. Two years shall be in public procurement in a busy public/private sector organization or projects procuring engineering works and services.
The candidate shall demonstrate a good knowledge of public procurement system including international competitive bidding;
2. Two years shall be in procurements financed by multi lateral Development Partners such as the World Bank, European Union, African
Development Bank, the Arab Development Banks/Funds and others using procurement procedures and guidelines of these Development
Partners;
3. Two years shall be in procurements financed by Government of Uganda using the Government’s PPDA Act, Regulations, Standard
Bidding Documents and Guidelines;
4. One year of experience in the design/design review of roads and bridges including preparation/review of technical specifications.
S/he must demonstrate skills and ability in Computer applications and use of software programs relevant to procurement planning, database,
monitoring and reporting;
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate a high level of communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, negotiation and
management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels;
Above all the applicant must be of a high level of integrity, time management, Organization and planning skills; S/he must be self motivated
with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
A candidate meeting the following criteria will have an added advantage:-
• A Post graduate Degree in Project/Construction/Contract Management or Procurement or Purchasing;
• Proven background and involvement in a procurement/


SALARIES AND BENEFITS:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING:
Applications accompanied by:
(i) A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
(ii) Copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);
(iii) Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
(iv) Current salary;
(v) Three referees; and
(vi) Postal addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road, Nakasero
P. O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
To reach the Secretary not later than 22 April 2011 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL

[ii] Scope of the position The holder of this post is responsible for ensuring that all the Authority’s Procurements are fully compliant with the requirements of the Public
Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and any special requirements of Development Partners.
[iii] Position relationships ♦ Reports to the Executive Director.
♦ Supervises staff in the Procurement and Disposal Directorate.
[iv) Key duties & responsibilities
1. Ensure that procurement and disposal activities of UNRA are conducted in a fair and transparent manner giving the required value for
money in line with the procurement and disposal procedures of the Government of Uganda and the various Development Partners;
2. In consultation with the relevant Directors and the Executive Director, prepare medium and long term procurement and disposal plans in
line with UNRA’s mid-term and long-term business plan;
3. Study from time to time and advise the Executive Director on the feasibility of implementing innovative project delivery and financing
strategies and give strategic directions to the procurement and disposal function. The Director shall also advise the Executive Director on
other procurement and disposal issues;
4. Identify and seek necessary approvals on the required level of procurement staffing based on mid-term and long-term procurement and
disposal needs;
5. Receive and review annual procurement and disposal plans from the Procurement Departments and compile UNRA’s annual procurement
plan and get it approved internally and communicate it to PPDA;
6. Review and authorize invitation to bid notices before their publications;
7. Review and authorize all communications with bidders;
8. Oversee the preparation of solicitation documents;
9. Oversee pre-bid meetings, bid closings, bid openings, evaluations and negotiations;
10. Oversee the preparation of contract documents and subsequent amendments, if any;
11. Put in place appropriate procurement and disposal monitoring and follow up mechanisms and always follow up and ensure that the
procurement and disposal activities are carried out as planned; identify any departures and take appropriate actions and submit biweekly
procurement and disposal report to the management within time and quality;
12. Put in place appropriate quality assurance procedures to the procurement and disposal function of UNRA;
13. Represent the Procurement and Disposal Unit in Contracts Committee meetings;
14. Liaise with the Chief Internal Auditor concerning any of his findings relating to deviations from contract terms and conditions and ensures
that subsequent notifications are made to the Contracts committee and the Executive Director as the Accounting Officer;
15. Review and authorize recommendations of membership of evaluation and negotiation committees to the Contracts Committee;
16. Review and authorize notices of best evaluated bidders;
17. Oversee the filing of all procurement documents including bid notices, solicitation documents, bids submissions, bid evaluation reports,
contract documents, amendments, if any, all communications and other records as required by PPDA;
18. Prepare annual capacity building requirements of the Directorate; propose to management together with defined action plans and
implement when approved;
19. Train staff of PDU and User Departments and other stakeholders on procurement rules and procedures of Development Partners including
procurement best practices;
20. Liaise with staff of Development Partners in resolving procurement issues;
21. Participate in missions by Development Partners;
22. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.


[v] Person specification
The applicant must be a registered engineer with a B.Sc. degree in Civil or Highway Engineering plus a Post graduate Degree in Project/
Construction/Contract Management Procurement/Purchasing; S/he must have 10 years of professional working experience in planning,
design, procurement, construction or management of road or bridge works, out of which:-
1. Three years shall be in public procurement in a busy public/private sector organization or projects procuring engineering works, services,
goods and supplies. The candidate shall demonstrate a good knowledge of public procurement system including international competitive
bidding;
2. Two years shall be in procurements financed by multilateral Development Partners such as the World Bank, European Union, African
Development Bank, the Arab Development Banks/Funds and others using procurement procedures and guidelines of these Development
Partners;
3. Two years shall be in procurements financed by Government of Uganda using the Government’s PPDA Act, Regulations, Standard
Bidding Documents and Guidelines;
4. Three years of experience in the design/design review of roads and bridges including preparation/review of technical specifications.
S/he must demonstrate skills and ability in Computer applications and use of software programs relevant to procurement planning, database,
monitoring and reporting;
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate a high level of communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, negotiation and
management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels;
Above all the applicant must be of a high level of integrity, time management, Organization and planning skills; S/he must be self motivated
with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
A proven background and involvement in a procurement/business process re-engineering exercise will be an added advantage.




SALARIES AND BENEFITS:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING:
Applications accompanied by:
(i) A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
(ii) Copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);
(iii) Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
(iv) Current salary;
(v) Three referees; and
(vi) Postal addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road, Nakasero
P. O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
To reach the Secretary not later than 22 April 2011 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

Forest Supervisors (20 posts) at NFA- Uganda

Job Title: Forest Supervisors (20 posts)

Station: Field offices

Duration: 3years’s contract, renewable.



Responsibilities:

* Supervise the harvesting of forest resources.
* Prepare weekly activity schedules and targets.
* Participate in preparation and supervision of local contracts.
* Conduct and supervise forest patrols.
* Prepare and submit situation, and weekly reports to sector manager.
* Develop and implement the fire plan in accordance with established guidelines.



Qualification:

* Minimum of a diploma in forestry from recognized institutions.
* 2 years’ working experience in a related field is an added advantage.

Knowledge of forestry products and services





How to apply

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Accounts and Administration Assistant (2 posts)

Job Title: Accounts and Administration Assistant (2 posts)
Station: transferable
Duration: 3 years contract, renewable.

Responsibilities:
• Review supplier’s invoices, fee notes and related expenditure documents against supporting documents
• Prepare payment vouchers and coding expenditure in line with the chart of accounts.
• Maintain staff impress details; prepare reports on impress outstanding on a monthly basis.
• Monitor bank account balances to ensure that there are sufficient funds available to execute planned activities.
• Reconcile bank control accounts and assist in generating detailed income and expenditure reports on a monthly basis.
• Provide technical support to field offices whenever required.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a diploma in business administration/studies.
• 3 years working experience of similar work in a busy setting.
• Literacy in word processing and spread sheets are essential.
• Knowledge of sun systems would be added advantage.









How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

Human Resource Assistant Career Opportunity in Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant
Station: Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract, renewable.

Responsibilities:
• Keeping truck of staff appraisals to ensure that all staff are appraised.
• Up dating the human resource information system an producing relevant reports.
• Keeping track of contract expiry dates and informing the HR specialist.
• Drafting correspondences from HR unit.
• Development and maintaining of a proper filling and retrieval system.
• Prepare and monitor the authority’s leave roaster.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a degree in human resource management, social sciences or industrial psychology from a recognized institution.
• 2 years’ working experience.
• Computer knowledge in MS word and excel.
• Knowledge of HR information system will be added advantage.


How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

Credit Officer Job in Uganda at East African Premier Investments

Job Title: Credit Officer
Duties and responsibilities:
• Reports directly to the Ag. Managing director
• Give out and receive loan applications from potential clients
• Train clients in credit and business management.
• Appraises loans
• Assist clients to fill out loan application forms
• Participates in loan disbursements
• Ensure timely loan recovery
• Market EAPIL loan products and other services to potential clients

Desired qualifications and experience:
• Minimum qualifications: BBA/ Accounting, B. com/ Microfinance
• Partial CPA and or ACCA will be an added advantage.
• 2 years minimum work experience in a reputable lending institution
• Demonstrate proficiency in use of Automated Date processing technology and tested experience with loan tracking software like loan performer.




How to apply:
Please include applications in own handwriting, accompanied by a detailed CV, indicating addressed and telephone contacts of three referees
Deadline to submit applications will be April 22nd 2011

All Applicantions should be addressed to:

The Ag. Managing Director,
East African Premier Investments Ltd,
Plot 73 Kiira road
P.O.Box 7713, Kampala
Email Address:jrutaroh@udet.co.ug

Administrative Assistant Job vacancy at East African Premier Investments

Job Title: Administrative assistant (one vacancy)

Duties and responsibilities
• Set up an efficient filling system for EAPIL office.
• Receive EAPIL clients and visitors and explain EAPIL loan policies /guidelines
• Receive telephones and send out faxes and emails to EAPIL clients, strategic partners.
• Responsible for taking EAPIL Board and staff meeting minutes

Desired qualifications and experience
• Minimum qualification: Diploma in secretarial studies, or B/secretarial studies.
• 2 years minimum work experience


How to apply:
Please include applications in own handwriting, accompanied by a detailed CV, indicating addressed and telephone contacts of three referees
Deadline to submit applications will be April 22nd 2011

All Applicantions should be addressed to:

The Ag. Managing Director,
East African Premier Investments Ltd,
Plot 73 Kiira road
P.O.Box 7713, Kampala
Email Address:jrutaroh@udet.co.ug

East African Premier Investments Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: Accounts assistant (one vacancy)
Duties and responsibilities
• Formulate and plan EAPIL office and field program annual budgets.
• Mobilize additional working capital for EAPIL
• Pay all EAPIL bills, staff salaries, NSSF staff contributions, PAYE , etc
• Prepare EAPIL monthly financial reports, financial journals/record etc.
• Train EAPIL clients in basic book keeping and financial skills.
• Review client financial reports and computerize all financial records.

Desired qualifications and experience
• Minimum qualification: BBA/Accounting or finance, B.com/accounting option, UDBS with ACCA
• 2 years minimum work experience in a reputable lending institution.
• Demonstrate proficiency in use of Automated Date processing technology and tested experiences in the use of excel and loan tracking software like loan performer.


How to apply:

Please include applications in own handwriting, accompanied by a detailed CV, indicating addressed and telephone contacts of three referees

Deadline to submit applications will be April 22nd 2011

All Applicantions should be addressed to:

The Ag. Managing Director,

East African Premier Investments Ltd,

Plot 73 Kiira road

P.O.Box 7713, Kampala

Email Address:jrutaroh@udet.co.ug


Personal Assistant/Secretary (2 positions)

Position: Personal Assistant/Secretary (2 posts)
Station: Headquarters Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract, renewable.

Responsibilities:
• Receive and read incoming and outgoing mail.
• Take minutes of meetings, prepare reports and returns as may be required.
• Ensure proper record management by maintaining an efficient filling and retrieval system.
• Monitor and maintain daily schedules, diaries, travel plans, appointments for the office, among others.
• Organize, coordinate and facilitate the department’s events.

Qualifications:
• A minimum of an honors degree in secretarial studies from a recognized university.
• At lest 3 years working experience of similar work in a reputable organization.
• Computer proficiency in MS word, excel, access, and power point.
• Communication and customer care skills.
• Reliable in terms of confidentiality, timeliness and thoroughness.

Position: Procurement Assistant
Station: Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract, renewable.

Responsibilities:
• Ensuring proper custody of the bid documents and procurement files.
• Preparing bid evaluation documents.
• Completing procurement needs from the various departments.
• Dispatch of requests for quotations and requests.
• Liaising with user departments to follow up supply orders and contract performance.

Qualifications:
• Minimum degree in procurement and supplies management from a recognized university.
• At least 2 years working experience in similar work.
• Knowledge of PPDA regulations is a requirement.



How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

Accountant in Uganda

Job Title: Accountant
Station: Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract, renewable.

Responsibilities:
• Supervising the accounts assistants in the financial support centres (FSC’s) and providing them with technical support.
• Preparing journals for input to the financial ledger and assisting in generation of management reports.
• Ensuring that all revenues due to the NFA are invoiced, collected and accounted for.
• Reviewing monthly revenue and expenditure accountabilities for completeness and accuracy.
• Assist in the preparation of statutory financial statements, management accounts, budgets and cash flow forecast reports.
• Reconciling bank and control accounts periodically.
• Preparation and timely submission of all statutory returns (PAYE, NSSF, WHT and VAT)
• Any other relevant duties as management may from time to time assign.

Qualifications:
• Either minimum of bachelor’s degree in commerce, accounting, finance or any other equivalent discipline.
• Over 2 year’s relevant experience gained from large and reputable commercial organizations.
• Demonstrable experience of working in management accounting for financial management.
• Experience of sun system and vision XL is preferable.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills.



How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

Information Technology Manager Job Vacancy at National Forestry Authority

Job Title: Information Technology Manager
Station: Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract (renewable)

Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement an ICT policy for NFA.
• Advise and facilitate the acquisition, installation and maintenance of efficient ICT hardware and soft ware infrastructure in NFA.
• Coordinate maintenance of existing ICT hardware, software and network infrastructure.
• Prepare, administer and manage IT work plans, budgets and reports.
• Coordinate data and systems security.

Qualifications:
• Honors degree in IT, computer science or information systems management.
• Post graduate training and professional qualifications such as MCP, MCSE, Oracle, A+, will be added advantage.
• At least five years in a similar position in a reputable organization.
• Ability to develop ICT policies, manage LAN, WAN and ICT infrastructure.



How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

National Forestry Authority Jobs- Coordinator Corporate Planning

Job Title: Coordinator Corporate Planning
Station: Kampala
Duration: 3 years contract (renewable)

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and prepare business plans for internal and external clients.
• Coordinate and prepare annual operating plan and budget framework papers.
• Assess and evaluate performance of strategic business and operating plans.
• Prepare timely analytical reports using relevant information available.
• Prepare project proposals in liaison with relevant internal and external NFA clients.
• Coordinate implementation strategic and business plans.
• Coordinate all business planning related activities with internal and external clients.

Qualifications:
• University degree in statistics or economics.
• Postgraduate training in project planning and management.
• 3 years of experience including in corporate e\planning and business development.
• Familiarity with MS work, Excel, Access, Power point and Project experience is an added experience.


How to apply
Send application letter, CV including current remuneration, names and addresses of 3 referees, copies of professional/academic documents and day time telephone number

To

The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20, Kampala Uganda

HR Assisistant Job Vacancy in Uganda at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title: HR Assisistant

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951, and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Closing date: 25 Apr 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the National Administrative/Finance Officer, the incumbent will assist with the administration of the day to day operation of the human resources functions and duties. The incumbent carries out responsibilities in the following areas: performance management system, staff learning and development, organizational development, staffing, selection and recruitment, talent management while accomplishing HR objectives to provide a staff oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity and standards, goals attainment. In particular he/she will:

1. Assist in coordinating the recruitment process for national staff, particularly; collecting all the CV’s related to the advertised position, contacting all shortlisted applicants for interviews, coordinating with the interview panel on all related interview information, ensure all related materials required for the interview is scheduled on time, administering practical skills test when required and sending regret letters to all unsuccessful candidates.

2. Assist in maintaining and updating the personnel files for National staff and International Staff to ensure it includes: PHF, CV, copy of Passport/ID, Medical and Security Clearances, TOR, Contracts, Personnel Actions, Attendance Records, In-Out Time sheets, Overtime, Recruitment History and any other personnel related documents.

3. Assist in preparing and maintaining the payroll for IOM Kampala, the sub-offices and preparing payments for all consultants and on call staff in the mission.

4. Prepare the PEF and UNJSPF reports each month to be submitted to IOM Panama.

5. Coordinate all requirements of new staff to include: obtaining security certificate, security clearance, works stations, email address, IDs, etc.

6. Assist in preparing contracts and Personnel Action (PA) for national staff in case of changes in, salaries and working conditions.

7. Keep tracks of contract renewal and increment dates of staff and follow up decision from unit/department heads/Chief of Mission.

8. Prepare the calculation and payment requests for Driver’s overtime; salaries and overtime for temporary (on-call) staff where applicable.

9. Keep track of the timekeeping and generate reports of staff attendance on monthly basis.

10. Update all leave records and ensure that supporting documents (Annual / Sick / R&R Leave Requests) are correct and filed for both national and international staff.

11. Implement, explain and clarify entitlements of national staff based on SRR and Field Employees Management Handbook to include: Leaves, Medical Coverage and Provident Fund.

12. Arrange training venues, schedules and other logistical requirements, update training monitor as and when applicable

13. Assisting in coordinating the following requirements for international staff: securing copies of contracts and PA from MHRO or Staffing Unit, information on flight itineraries, hotel bookings, ID’s security clearances, Entry Permits, TINs, Driving permit, DSA, TA, entitlements and separation formalities with other units/departments both internally and externally.

14. Assist in maintaining files of IOM General Instructions, General Bulletins as well as for Instructions of Memoranda issued locally related to Human Resources.

15. Follow up with all Heads of Units on extension of contracts before its expiration and the monthly step increments for national staff.

16. Assist in preparing all Medical Service Plan (MSP) cards for all staff under the MSP cover and maintain an updated report/record of all staff covered under the MSP.

17. Maintain and update the HR file with all updated General Instructions, General Bulletins and any other HR related information updates

18. Responsible for HR stationery/office requisition and managing the HR stock.

19. Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned.
How to apply
The National Admin/Finance Officer
International Organization for Migration
P.O. Box 11431
Kampala

OR

Email: mikilama@iom.int

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Program Associate

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The International Center for Transitional Justice works to redress and prevent the most severe violations of human rights by confronting legacies of mass abuse. ICTJ seeks holistic solutions to promote accountability and create just and peaceful societies.
Closing date: 22 Apr 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Perform research and writing tasks (compile and organize comparative information, legal research, etc.); prepare draft memos and other documents under the Head of Office supervision; assist on country papers and other written work for publication; and track country news and developments.

2. Plan and participate in the capacity building activities of the ICTJ Uganda office, organizing workshops and compiling training materials on transitional justice issues.

3. Liaise effectively with local stakeholders including government and NGOs to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities of ICTJ Uganda program office.

4. Actively participate in internal and external coordination meetings including liaison with ICTJ consultants.

5. Assist the Head of Office in the development of proposals, work plans and budget, including preparing website updates and drafting reports on activities, as required.

6. Provide technical advice where appropriate and provide support to partners and other stakeholders.

7. Support the advocacy activities of the ICTJ Uganda office, and, planning events.

8. Draft monthly situation report, for internal use, on transitional justice and political and security developments in Uganda, for review and input of the Head of Office.

9. Carry out any other duties as required by the Senior Associate /Head of Office.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in international relations, law, political science or similar discipline is required. Advanced degree is desirable.

Experience: 2-3 years relevant work experience, preferably in human rights and/or international programs.

Related Skills or Knowledge:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the legal system in Uganda.

2. Experience in working with transitional justice issues in Uganda.

3. Knowledge of international human rights law is highly desirable.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

5. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with staff in ICTJ country offices and departments as well as external partners.

6. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions.

7. Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

8. Proficiency in computer packages such as MS Office applications and the internet.

9. Ability to travel outside of Kampala.

OTHER: This is a one-year contract that may be extended for at least another additional year, depending on performance and the availability of funding.
How to apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@ictj.org by April 22, 2011. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please, no telephone calls. Further information about ICTJ is available at our website on www.ictj.org

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Description of the Services:
1. The role of the Financial Management Specialist
(FMS) will be to:
i) Coordinate and control activities in the financial management strategy, bearing in mind existing initiatives e.g. the Integrated Financial Management systems of Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development;
ii) Schedule implementation in an orderly, logical and timely fashion;
iii) Submit periodic reports to the Technical and Steering committee, providing status and highlighting problem areas of the implementation;
iv) Prepare terms of reference for the out-sourced work;
v) Drive issues to resolution;
vi) Ensure successful implementation of the financial management strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
2. Key responsibilities of the FMS include:
i) In the short term – oversee the implementation of key procedures to strengthen accountability measures, particularly in regard to non-tax revenue and use of imprest;

ii) Development of training and incentives programme based on needs identified in financial management to enhance capacity and enable retention of skilled staff into the sector;

iii) Develop systems for budget planning process and facilitate preparation of and develop the annual Budget Framework Paper working closely with the sector budget working group, with particular regard to fiscal policy analysis and linkages to the sector objectives, inputs, output and outcomes;

iv) Develop mechanisms for monitoring and tracking utilization of sectoral funds;

v) Analyze and submit financial reports on sectoral programmes including analysis of budgets and budgetary trends for the sector and advice on the overall financial aspects of the sector;

vi) In the long term, provide strategic guidance and oversee implementation of the broad sector financial management strategy, on an annual basis.

vii) Prepare sectoral budget framework paper and other financial report as demanded by Government of Uganda and Development Partners.

Qualifications and Experience:
The qualified candidate should have the following qualifications:
A Financial Management qualification and membership of CPA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent.
A Masters in Accounting and Finance will be added advantage.

Must possess proven experience of Project Planning & Management Skills in Public Sector or with an International Organisation for a period of not less that 5 years

Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication (written and spoken) and presentation skills.

A high level of self-motivation, flexibility and ability to work under very tight deadlines.

Ability in a cross cultural and disciplinary environment and be a team player.

Sufficient professional experience and mature enough to provide strategic direction and gain the cooperation of both policy and technical leval staff in the sector Competence in the use of standard computer software, including Microsoft word, excel, access and power point.

Additional Skills:
The successful candidate should have the following skills:
Proficiency in the use of standard accounting software and programmes, computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

Excellent presentation skills;
Highly developed inter-personal and analytical skills; and
A high level of self-motivation and flexibility.
Excellent research capabilities

Terms and Conditions:
The successful applicant will be offered a three year contract on competitive terms tenable at the JLOS Secretariat.

Mode of Application:
Interested applicants are directed to submit their applications together with photocopies of their academic qualifications and two letters of reference to:

The Solicitor General
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Plot 1, Parliamentary Avenue, KAMPALA,
UGANDA

Candidates may also submit soft copies of their
applications to: pgadenya@jlos.go.ug
All applications must be received not later than
4.00 p.m. on April 13th, 2011.

Jobs vacancies at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Job Title: TECHNICAL ADVISOR- FAMILY AND
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) is a sector wide approach adopted by Government of Uganda in 1999 to improve the administration of justice, maintenance of law and order and strengthen the rule of law in Uganda.

JLOS thus brings together all institutions charged with the administration of justice, maintenance of law and order and human rights.

JLOS programmes are supported through the sector wide approach to planning, budgeting, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation with a shift of focus from institutional interests to sector wide strategic interests through a rationalized application of resources from the Government of Uganda and Development Partners.

JLOS is a reform programme run under a common investment plan, whose short term strategic objectives include adherence to the rule of law, fostering a culture of human rights, access to justice, reducing the incidence of crime and contributing to economic development.

In the long term, JLOS strategic objectives will be narrowed to three strategic objectives of strengthening policy and regulatory frameworks, access to justice and fostering a human rights culture and accountability to bring them in line with the National Development Plan.

JLOS is overseen by the Leadership Committee, Steering Committee and Technical Committee with a secretariat made of different advisors who support the four thematic areas of criminal, land, commercial and family justice.

JLOS therefore, wishes to recruit two advisors (consultants) to wit the Technical Advisor for Family and Criminal Justice and Financial Management Specialist on the terms indicated below:

Job Title: TECHNICAL ADVISOR- FAMILY AND
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Description of the Services
The Technical Advisor, Criminal and Family Justice will provide technical leadership and guidance necessary for successful implementation of the Criminal and Family Reform Programme as follows:

1. Develop researched strategies for effective implementation of the Criminal and Family Reform Programme.
2. Coordinate the development of action plans and budgets for the Criminal and Family Reform Sub- Programmes.
3. Provide technical advice for the implementation of Criminal and Family Reform Sub-Programmes.
4. Contribute to the development of the monitoring and evaluation system particularly for the Criminal and Family Reform Programmes.
5. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Criminal and Family Reform Programmes.
6. Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual monitoring and evaluation reports on Criminal and Family Reform Programmes.
7. Identify and forward constraints to achievement of the Criminal and Family Reforms to the relevant Committees and Working Groups for redress.
8. Prepare analysed and comprehensive progress reports on Criminal and Family Justice Programmes within the overall reform program for the Semi annual and Annual reviews.
9. To provide secretarial services to the Criminal and Family Justice Working Group and other sector meetings.
10. Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have:
A master’s degree in law from a recognized university.
A thorough understanding of contemporary legal and justice reforms in developing countries such as Uganda.
A thorough understanding of family and criminal justice issues.
At least five years’ experience in programme implementation, legal or access to justice reforms.
Experience working with Donor agencies.
Excellent knowledge of the public sector and
sector-wide approaches to reform.
Understanding of the public sector planning in Uganda

The successful candidate should have the following skills:
Proficiency in the use of standard computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Excellent presentation skills;
Highly developed inter-personal and analytical skills;
A high level of self-motivation and flexibility;
Team player; and
Excellent writing, research and reporting skills

Terms and Conditions:
The succeeful applicant will be offered a one year contract on competive terms tenable at the JLOS Secretariat.

Mode of Application:
Interested applicants are directed to submit their applications together with photocopies of their academic qualifications and two letters of reference to:

The Solicitor General
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Plot 1, Parliamentary Avenue, KAMPALA,
UGANDA

Candidates may also submit soft copies of their
applications to: pgadenya@jlos.go.ug
All applications must be received not later than
4.00 p.m. on April 13th, 2011.

Strengthening TB and HIV&AIDS Responses - Consultancy Vacancy

The Strengthening TB and HIV&AIDS Responses in East Central Uganda (STAR-EC) is a five year USAID funded program that aims to increase access to, coverage of and utilization of quality and comprehensive HIV&AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services within district health facilities and their respective communities.

STAR-EC is seeking the services of experienced consultants to conduct a population based study on most-at-risk populations for HIV infection in East Central Uganda. Interested individuals or firms should pick up the detailed Terms of Reference from the STAR-EC Liaison Office in Kampala located on Plot 3-7 Port Bell Road, 4th Floor Nakawa House, Kampala, or from the STAR-EC Office in Jinja located on Plot 10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, Jinja Municipality, Jinja District, Tel: Tel. 0434 120 225,
0434 120 277

Those interested in electronic copies of the Terms of Reference for this assignment should also e-mail: info@starecuganda.org.

The deadline for submission of proposals upon reading the Terms of Reference is Thursday 14th April 2011 by 4:00p.m.
MANAGEMENT

Town Clerk (Town Boards) Job Vacancy in Rakai, Uganda

Job Title: Town Clerk (Town Boards)
Ref: DSC -033/2011, Scale: U4
Vacancies: 2 (Mutukula and Kasensero)
Age 25-45 years

Duties

• Heading the Administration of the Town
• Advising the Board on technical matters and on the Law governing the governance of the local governments.
• Directing the effective implementation of programmes and projects under the Town Board.
• Supervising and evaluating effective delivery of services within the Town Board.
• Planning for and ensuring the safe custody and accountability for the physical resources of the Town Board.
• Managing the effective development of within the Town Board.
• Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Job requirement

Qualifications:
•A honors Degree in any relevant Arts or Business Administration or Social Sciences.
•A certificate in Administrative Law will be an added advantage

How to apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under listed vacant post(s) in Rakai District Local Government and Kyotera Town Council. Applications in triplicate should be addressed to the Secretary, Rakai District Service Commission P.O. Box 21, Kyotera not later than 04 April, 2011 on PSC Application Form 3 (2008) revised obtainable from the district Service Commission or PSC Kampala. Handwritten applications accompanied by curriculum vitae will also be acceptable. Applications should bear the title of the post and serving officers should route their applications through their Heads of department who must be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Only PHOTOSTAT copies of academic certificates and testimonials and NOT originals must be attached to the applications. Passport size photographs should be attached on each of the forms for proper identification. Day time telephone contact numbers should be clearly indicated.

Finca Uganda Jobs Opportunities- Savings Manager

Job Title: Savings Manager
Responsibilities:
• Complying with budgets and work plans.
• Coordinating efforts with COO in the achievements of targets.
• Activities are properly sequenced through planning and implementation.
• Formulate corrective actions need to ensure completion of programmed milestones.
• Ensure that key targets exceed savings project outcomes.
• Developing detailed implementation plans.
• Reviewing progress against work plans.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration or equivalent.
• Masters degree in economics or finance is added advantage.
• At least 5 years experience at senor level in a related field.
• Computer literacy.
• Highly organized persons with the ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
• Strong organizational skills, team player with excellent communication skills.
• High levels of integrity, sense of confidentiality, thoroughness and self initiative.
• Must be result oriented.
• Passion for FINCA’s social mission.

Submit applications with photocopies of academic document and testimonials, a CV with at least 3 referees including a day time telephone to
Human Resource Manager FINCA Uganda
Plot 22, Ben Kiwanuka Street
P. O Box 24450
Kampala.
Deadline, 26th March 2011

For those applying for legal manager and human resource, apply online at www.villagebanking.org .

Micro Energy Officer Job Vacancy at Finca Uganda

Job Title: Micro Energy Officer
Responsibilities:
• Developing strategies for product growth.
• Supervising energy officers.
• Coordinating and strengthening relationships with key stake holders.
• Monitor after sales service to ensure quality is maintained.
• Prepare and submit requisite reports on deliverables to stakeholders.

Requirements:
• A degree in marketing preferably; from a recognized university.
• At least 2 years work experience at officer level in a multinational corporation is desirable.
• Experience in managing donor funded activities will be added advantage.


To apply
Submit applications with photocopies of academic document and testimonials, a CV with at least 3 referees including a day time telephone to
Human Resource Manager FINCA Uganda
Plot 22, Ben Kiwanuka Street
P. O Box 24450
Kampala.
Deadline, 26th March 2011

For those applying for legal manager and human resource, apply online at www.villagebanking.org .

Finca Uganda Job Opportunity

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Responsibilities:
• Conducting financial, operating and administrative audits of products and services.
• Providing assistance and recommend changes to any internal control structures.
• Reviewing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information.
• Reviewing and making appropriate recommendations on policies, procedures.
• Preparing audit plans and reports in accordance with the set guidelines.
• Carrying out value for money audits.
• Conducting MIS audits and ensure that the system is operating to expected standard.
• Conducting fraud investigations and forensic audits.

Requirements:
• A degree from a recognized institution preferably in an IT discipline.
• Experience at least two years preferably with a firm of certifies public accounts

To apply
Submit applications with photocopies of academic document and testimonials, a CV with at least 3 referees including a day time telephone to
Human Resource Manager FINCA Uganda
Plot 22, Ben Kiwanuka Street
P. O Box 24450
Kampala.
Deadline, 26th March 2011

For those applying for legal manager and human resource, apply online at www.villagebanking.org .

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