M&E Job Vacancy at Family Health International- Uganda

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

To support our current and future initiatives in Uganda, FHI is seeking talent that includes the following skills and experience:

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Ability to provide technical oversight for the designing, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of components of the program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, including Management of Information Systems (MIS);
Knowledge of methods to help evaluate the effectiveness of technical assistance efforts and programs;
Development of quality assurance systems for programs;
Writing and compilation of professional publications and reports;
Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
Overseas experience;
BS/BA in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

If you have these skills, FHI wants to hear from you. You can register your interest in current or future opportunities online through FHI's Career Center at www.fhi.org/careercenter.

Chief Child Survival and Development Job Vacancy in UN Child Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Chief Child Survival and Development,
Job

Closing date: 13 May 2011

UN Children's Fund

Purpose

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, you will be responsible for the development, design, planning, implementation, management and technical support to Child Survival and Development Programme within the Country Programme of Cooperation2010-2014..

As head of section, you will direct a significant group of professionals and support staff to develop and administer the Child Survival and Development Programme called the Keeping Children and Mother Alive Team.

Qualification

Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field. Formal training in public health, epidemiology, water and sanitation or nutrition would be an advantage.

Ten years progressively, responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning and management in a related field, with emphasis on strategic planning.

Experience in guiding Child Survival and Development Programmes would be an asset. Experience working in programmes with a substantial cutting age information and communication technology elements would be an asset.

Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset

Key Expected Results:

Provide leadership, guidance and direction for programme monitoring and evaluation of the Child Survival and Development programme, ensuring partners’ and UNICEF monitoring framework and systems are adequate and relevant for tracking progress of relevant indicators in the RWP/CPAP/MTSP/MDGs and adequacy/ appropriateness of evaluations and studies for updating situation of children and women, preparation of mid-term review and development of a new country programme. Ensure that programme implementation is on track, through periodic meetings, individually and in groups, with the various sectoral and regional team members; support exchange of information and experience aim to identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve programme requirements and objectives.. Support cross-sectoral programming and inter-linkages and integration with other PCRs in the Country Programme of Cooperation.

As CSD specialist, participate in government and donor discussions and reviews and meetings including health development partner group, AIDS development partner groups, HPAC, SWAPs, Relevant Technical Working Groups, NDP and budget framework meetings/ reviews to advocate for children’s rights from Child Survival and Development perspective to ensure that issues of disparity reduction, equity and access are addressed and included in policy, planning and monitoring frameworks and guidelines.

Supervise the activities leading to the completion of the Situation Analysis for the Child Survival and Development Programme, and its periodic update. Keep abreast with the latest developments which have bearing on national and regional priorities and discuss the same with the Deputy Representative the Representative, and the regional programme managers. This includes participation in regional fora and programme workshops and consultations at the regional and country levels to exchange knowledge, ideas, and approaches. Formulate Child Survival and Development (CSD) programme goals and objectives and develop strategies. Supervise the preparation of the sectoral inputs to the Country Programme Recommendation and related documents, such as the Country Programme Document (CPD), Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), and Annual Work plan, etc.

As head of a large section, responsible for the overall programme management including establishment of the work-plan, monitoring compliance, and provide support and guidance to make sure objectives are met, managing the programme budget and ensuring funds are properly administered, and utilized in accordance with the Plan of Action and the programme budget allotment. In addition ensure proper human resources management directly and indirectly within the team including adequate supervision, training and performance planning and monitoring.

Competencies:

Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.

Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.

Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.

Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization’s future potential.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.

Identifies urgent and potentially risky decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates organization-wide activities.

Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you. Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-000523. Applications must be received by 13 May 2011. Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Family Health International (FHI) Job Opportunity in Uganda

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

To support our current and future initiatives in Uganda, FHI is seeking talent that includes the following skills and experience:

HIV-AIDS Technical Services:

Advanced knowledge of specific technical areas related to HIV/AIDS, reproduction health, family planning, public health, and/or social science research health programs in developing countries;
HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria program management principles and technical expertise;
Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
MS/MA/MPH in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria with international development programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong written communication skills;
Technical leadership and team-building experience;
Overseas experience.

If you have these skills, FHI wants to hear from you. You can register your interest in current or future opportunities online through FHI's Career Center at www.fhi.org/careercenter.

Scholarships for Ugandans- Australian Scholarships to Ugandans can apply For

Applicants should note that the Awards programme receives large volumes of applications for its scholarships. Any applications that are incomplete, unsigned, or where the applicant does not meet all the Desired Applicant Profile criteria will be automatically rejected. We regret that we are unable to answer queries on individual applications.


Application Process:

  1. Carefully read the information given in Australia Awards for Uganda Information Pack – click here to download it in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 format, or click here for PDF format.
  2. Check your eligibility against the ‘Desired Applicant Profile’ requirements outlined on the second page of the Information Pack.
  3. Submit the documents shown in (2) below to the Australia Awards Program Manager at the details given in (6) below by 28 Feb 2011. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  4. Send a ‘proof of submission’ email to GRM-ADS as instructed at the bottom of the Preliminary Application Form once you have submitted your complete application.
  5. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Africa-wide interviews are currently scheduled for between mid-May and mid-July 2011 (although this may be subject to change so please keep checking this website). If you are shortlisted, you will be notified of the interview dates for your country, but if you are not contacted by end June 2011 you should assume your application was unsuccessful.
  6. After the interviews, all interviewees will be given an information session explaining the rest the ADS and visa application processes.
  7. All interviewees will be notified around mid-August 2011 whether they are Priority or Reserve candidates, or unsuccessful.

Applicants that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified.


(2) Application Documents

Eligible Ugandan nationals are invited to forward the following documents for consideration:

  • a fully completed and signed Preliminary Application Form (PAF) - you can download it in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 format or PDF format;
  • a current curriculum vitae in English;
  • a certified copy of your university degree(s) and transcripts;
  • a certified copy of your identity document; and
  • all other documents, statutory declarations and other requirements as given in the Checklist (Point 4) of the Preliminary Application Form.

Failure to complete the application form and submit all documentation requested will lead to automatic disqualification. No undergraduate nominations will be considered.


(3) ADS Category

Public. The public category of scholarships is intended to strengthen public sector capacity in Africa. Public sector applicants are employees from public sector organisations or training institutions including parastatals and other public sector entities.


Open.
The open category of scholarship is advertised broadly and is available to interested candidates, who apply as individuals, from both the private and public sectors.


(4) Priority Sectors

  • Mining, minerals and natural resource management (Gas and Petroleum, Mapping and Geological surveys
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Health (including MCH, HIV, Policy implementation, Information management and use of ICT and e-health)


(5) Closing date for Receipt of Applications

28 February 2011


(6) Address for Application Submissions

Postal Address:
Australia Awards Program Manager
Australian Development Scholarships
GRM International
Bag X38, Hatfield
Pretoria 0028
SOUTH AFRICA

Physical Address (for courier):
Australia Awards Program Manager
Australian Development Scholarships
GRM International
3rd Floor, Building 3,
1140 Prospect Street,
Hatfield, 0028, Pretoria,
South Africa.

If you are going to send your documents by courier, please use the Physical Address, not the Postal Address. Most courier companies will not – and should not – allow you to specify a PO Box or Bag No. as the delivery address.


Fax: +27 86 602 3719

Email: application@adsafrica.org

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD J-PACK DOCUMENTS ONLY PDF FORMAT OR WORD DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED


(7) English Language Proficiency:

To gain admission to an Australian University, applicants will need to have a level of English language competency as indicated by the following scores in an IELTS or TOEFL test:

(i) for IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 or above with no individual band less than 6.0;
(ii) for internet-based TOEFL (iBT), an Overall score of 90 or above, with a written score of no less than 23;
(iii) for paper-based TOEFL (pBT), an Overall score of 577 or above, with a written of 5.0.

The Australian universities administer the application of these requirements on a country by country basis. Applicants from Uganda do not need to prove their English Language Proficiency at this preliminary application stage, and usually do not need to prove it if selected for an award.


However, we advise successful candidates to provide one of the following proofs of English language proficiency, because it can help prevent English-proficiency problems during the process of applying for a course at an Australian Institution.

  1. Candidates that have studied at a University within the last five years which instructed in English may present an official letter from that institution indicating that the medium of instruction was English. Click here for an example.
  2. Candidates that have been out of University for longer than five years, but have worked recently in a professional environment that used English as the main language, may present a letter signed by their employer confirming that English was the medium of interaction in the workplace. Click here for an example.

In certain cases, Australian Universities may require additional proof of English even in situations where letters from the University or workplace have been provided.


3 Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda- based in Kampala

3 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

SPEEDY CAUSE SOLUTIONS
Speedy solutions is a growing social enterprise that links together corporate companies with charity organisation in a mutually beneficial relationship to promote social action and corporate social responsibility while making it both rewarding and exciting for those involved. SCS already has 3 clients it serves and is looking for hardworking, ambitious, and self directed individuals who can work as volunteers in the beginning and earn themselves a place in this enterprise.

Personal qualities
• Superior organizational and communication abilities
• Analytical capabilities
• Conceptual skills
• Conscientiousness/carefulness/preciseness
• Emotional stability
• Openness
• An extrovert
• Agreeableness/friendliness/sociability/good humor

Core competencies
• Customer service
• Achievement orientation
• Trustworthiness
• Interpersonal skills
• Oral communication
• Written communication
• Integrity
• Business astuteness
• Excellent use of Microsoft Office computer applications for various purposes

Key responsibilities
• Meet with executive directors and other top executives of our clients for both Not-For Profit and For-Profits.
• Development of sales and communication materials.
• Communicate with clients and deliver necessary materials.
• Perform duties as assigned to on a daily and weekly basis.
• Coordinate productions from suppliers and work within an established framework.
• Edit materials and make corrections.

Qualifications
• Business related bachelor’s degree and equivalents
• Experience in sales and marketing is an added advantage
• Experience in development work particularly reproductive health issues is also an advantage

Others
• Women are encouraged to apply.
• Those looking to build a great career, looking forward for a big success picture, and have a great desire to succeed are encouraged to apply.
• Having your own laptop is an added advantage as you will be required often times to work by proxy at your convenience. Mention the availability of a laptop in your application
• You should be living within or near Ntinda trading center since you will be a volunteer in the first few months.
• Those with good performance will become paid employees

Send your CV, application letter indicating how your skills match with the requirements of the position above and a motivational letter clearly showing the willingness and desire to work with SCS by email to:

scsuganda@yahoo.com

Deadline for the first recruitment is 16th May and the earlier you send it the better.

Surveyor Job Opportunity in Uganda at Kakira Sugar

Job Title: Surveyor
Job Ref: 2011.3.359
Age: 30 years and above
Reporting to the Outgrowers Manager, the successful ap¬plicant's duties will be:
• Supervise and measure all outgrowers' fields and, maintaining accurate record of areas of fields in the register/computer.
• Download farmers' field layout information from GPS to computer, maintain the records of Village/Parish/ sub County and zone wise using Auto Cad or any other application software.
• Re-survey old fields, therefore, updating areas of out growers' fields in case of any discrepancies.
• Measuring out growers' fields verifying planting area, extended sugarcane area, to avoid cultivation of sugarcane in wetlands and report to management any irregularities.
• Boundary opening of areas and cross checking the areas with land deeds.
• Performing any other duties as may be assigned to you by Out growers Manager/Management from time to time.


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience:
•:* Graduate in Land Surveying with minimum experience
of 5 years in a similar job and capable on using GPS
equipment. Total Station, additional to the conventional
equipment. . . •
• Knowledge of computer operation especially in AutoCAD, Microsoft Works and any other application software.


How to apply

How to apply:
Applications with photostat copies of testimonials and curriculum vitae, indicating a daytime telephone number, contact addresses of two referees and quoting the job reference number on the upper left-hand comer of the envelope should be sent to:

Mr. Moses H. Thenge
Human Resources Manager
Kakira Sugar Limited
P. O, Box 121, JINJA- UGANDA. Tel: 0414-444000

Closing date is ten days from the date of this advertisement.

Supervisor Trainee (Agric. Workshop) Job Vacancy at Madvani

Job Title: Supervisor Trainee (Agric. Workshop)
JobRef: AG-M-AW-03
Age: 25 years and above

Reporting to the Workshop Superintendent, the successful applicants duties will be,
• Getting acquainted with workshop procedures.
• Learning how to allocate, repair and maintenance tasks to subordinate mechanics.
• Introduced lo routine repair and maintenance to company vehicles in accordance with assignment schedules.
• Enforcing safety, health and environment company policy procedures in the workforce.

Remuneration:
Attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the
successful applicant for the above post.


Job requirement

Qualifications:
• A Diploma in Mechanical or Automobile Engineering or equivalent polytechnic certificate from recognised technical colleges/polytechnics


How to apply

How to apply:
Applications with photostat copies of testimonials and curriculum vitae, indicating a daytime telephone number, contact addresses of two referees and quoting the job reference number on the upper left-hand comer of the envelope should be sent to:

Mr. Moses H. Thenge
Human Resources Manager
Kakira Sugar Limited
P. O, Box 121, JINJA- UGANDA. Tel: 0414-444000

Closing date is ten days from the date of this advertisement.

Office Typist Job Opportunity in Gulu -Local Government

Applications are invited from suitable qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts that exist in Gulu District Local Government and Gulu Municipal Council. Application forms PSC Form 3(2008) are obtainable from the following offices: Public Service Commission Kampala and all Secretaries District Service Commissions countrywide.

GULU DISTRICT COUNCIL
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION REF:N0.GDSC/HflM/009
Job Title : Office Typist
Salary Scale : U7
No of Vacancy : 3 (Three)
Age Limit : Below 50 years


• Duties and Responsibilities:
• Filing documents so that they are easily accessed when needed
• Typing all letter, documents and other information as instructed.
• Receiving visitors and redirecting them to
• officers they want to see. « Ensuring that the office is tidy.
• Keeping secrets of the office.
• Filing all documents received and copies of typed ones.


Job requirement

Person specification:
• 'O'level certificate plus a UNEB certificate in secretarial studies
• Must have typing skills and good Public relations.


How to apply

Filled forms in TRIPLICATE together with three recent passport size photographs of only those who meet the stipulated requirements below must reach the office of the Secretary, District Service Commission, P.O Box 2 Gulu, not later than three weeks from the date of this advert.
Serving officers MUST route their applications through their heads of departments who should observe closing date. Application must bear the post title applied for as well as the reference No. Only photocopies of academic certificates and NOT original must be attached TO the application.

Kakira Sugar Limited Job Opportunity- Maintenance Superintendent

Job Title: Maintenance Superintendent (Civil Section) - 01 post Job Ref: 2011.3,394/A & S-M-CM-02


Age: 30-45 years

Reporting to me Civil Engineer, the successful applicants duties will be:
• Maintaining the houses involving masonry, plumbing, carpentry, sanitation-section and construction of residential buildings and amenity buildings.
• Controlling a work force of 100 permanent employees and 100 casual workers.
• Preparing annual capital and operating budgets, programmes for major work items.
• Maintenance of roads, schools, canteen, guest houses and other amenities buildings
• Computer literate in MS Excel, MS Word and Projects.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned to you by Projects Manager/Management from time to time.


Job requirement

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Civil Building and Civil Engineering
• Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering.
• A minimum 8-10 years experience in related field.


How to apply

How to apply:
Applications with photostat copies of testimonials and curriculum vitae, indicating a daytime telephone number, contact addresses of two referees and quoting the job reference number on the upper left-hand comer of the envelope should be sent to:

Mr. Moses H. Thenge
Human Resources Manager
Kakira Sugar Limited
P. O, Box 121, JINJA- UGANDA. Tel: 0414-444000

Closing date is ten days from the date of this advertisement.

Gender Specialist Job Vacancy at World Vision

Job title: Gander Specialist
Reports to; Associate Director Advocacy
Duty Station: National Office
Location: Kampala

Purpose of position:
To provide guidance to World Vision Uganda in mainstreaming of gender and development in national and programme/ protect level planning 4 operations in line with World Vision partnership and World Vision Uganda strategic direction and policies.
Key result Areas:
• Develop and roll-out gender sensitive strategies, guidelines and product models that direct gender mainstreaming in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of World Vision policies and programs.
• Review and update World Vision Uganda National Gender Policy and facilitate wider dissemination and understanding among all stakeholders.
• Build the capacity of staff and partners in gender analysis skills and gender programming tools.
• Establish knowledge gaps and coordinate gender related research for program effectiveness and generate evidences for pro- children's rights advocacy.
• Nurture and strengthen strategic partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and private sector to influence for gender responsive policies and laws.
• Guide processes of identifying gender-based advocacy issues and facilitate e policy advocacy engagements at local and international levels for the implementation of gender sensitive policies and laws.
• Initiate and coordinate resource mobilization, acquisition and budgeting through proposal writing and maintaining a high World Vision Uganda profile.
• Coordinate processes of documentation and regular sharing of advocacy best practices for teaming and policy influence at local and international levels.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
• Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Gender and Development, Law or its equivalent. Post Graduate qualification in Gender and Development is an added advantage , *
• A minimum of five year's experience in gender policy influencing work and lobbying and networking with local and international agencies, ministry level partners, faith-based organizations and local community based organizations.
• Awareness arid an excellent understanding of current gender issues, Human rights and advocacy training.
• Proven interest in understanding of and commitment to gender equity and equality, social justice and development.
• Must be computer literate.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda.


How to apply

How to apply:
• Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit that applications together with an updated CV and copies of academic transcripts (only] with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to, wvujobs@wvi.org (Please indicate in the email subject box the position you are applying for)
H.B: Please note that only online applications should be sent. Deadline for receiving the applications is: Monday, May 2nd, 2011

World Vision Jobs- Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Office

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief. Development and Advocacy Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 27 districts of Uganda. World Vision Is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children All employment conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where. "Our Vision for every child. Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so." World Vision Uganda IS SEEKING to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions.


Job Title: Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Office
Reports to; Program Manager
Location: Field Offices

Purpose of position:
To provide technical guidance to the cluster team on programmed project planning, development, monitoring and evaluation in tine with WV policies and standards

Key Result Areas:
• Build the capacity of cluster and Area Development Programme (ADP) staff in designs. Transformational Development Indicators (TOI) measurements, baselines, monitoring, and evaluations.
• Plan for and provide technical support to programmes/protect In assessments, designing, annual planning and evaluations.
• Facilitate pre-assessments and micro assessments for proposed assessment projects in the cluster
• Review programmes/ projects designs, annual operational plans and proposals to ensure quality and compliance with WV and donor standards.
• Provide DME progress and performance reports to the duster team for effective decision making.
• Disseminate World vision Uganda DME guidelines, tools and standout regional and ADP staff
• Develop and administer performance monitoring tools to track programme indicators in line with the program implementation plan.
• Provide technical support to the cluster staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on program performance monitoring and evaluation according to program implementation plan, World Vision evaluation strategy and donor requirements.
• Conduct pre-operational audits of programmes/projects quality in cluster.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• University degree in a development discipline or related field. A Masters Degree is an advantage.
• Minimum of two years relevant field experience in development, monitoring and evaluation of community-based projects.
• Ability to communicate information effectively
• Critical Slinking and analysis


How to apply

How to apply:
• Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit that applications together with an updated CV and copies of academic transcripts (only] with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to, wvujobs@wvi.org (Please indicate in the email subject box the position you are applying for)
H.B: Please note that only online applications should be sent. Deadline for receiving the applications is: Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Secretary Job opportunity at Madvani based in Kampala

Job Title: Secretary (Kampala) 01 post

A major Industrial Group in East Africa with interests in Agriculture, Industry, Consumer Products, Tourism, Services and Trading - with major growth and diversification plans - requires the following:

• Age: 25 years and above
^ The successful applicant's duties will be:
• Undertaking all confidential typing, filing and photocopying and ensure that such documents are not availed to unauthorized I persons.
Ensuring security of all documents in the
office.
Carrying out all other administrative tasks. and ensuring that visitors, clients and office staff are attended to on time.


Job requirement

Qualifications & Experience:
Successful applicants, must be holders of:
A Bachelors Degree in Secretarial studies.
Proficient in computer skill with good communication and interpersonal skills.

Three years with experience of running a busy office.
Attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant for the above posts and the Group offers excellent terms and conditions of service.


How to apply

How to apply:
Applying by e-mail giving full details of age qualifications, experience and remuneration drawn and expected, as well as names of three references within 10 days to: ghrm@madhvani. org or by post:

Human Resources Department
P. O Box 6361
KAMPALA

Projects Officer (Projects Div. Kampala) Job Opportunity in Uganda

A major Industrial Group in East Africa with interests in Agriculture, Industry, Consumer Products, Tourism, Services and Trading - with major growth and diversification plans - requires the following:

Job Title: Projects Officer (Projects Div. Kampala) -01 post

Age: 30 years and above
The successful applicant's duties will be:
• Responsible for evaluating investment opportunities.
• Formulating specific project plans.
• Arranging financing from both local and international sources and monitoring project implementation
• Preparation of project reports in coordination with operating divisions and concerned Government Agencies
• Providing support for project financing and security documentation.
• Project implementation monitoring and Co-ordination,
• Procurement and cost control,
• Progress reporting to financial institutions/ Government agencies as well as Group Management.


Job requirement

Qualification* and Experience:
• Applicants should have Graduate qualifications in either Engineering or Financial Management, with at least 5 years experience in project related work in industry or in a financial intuition or in a consultancy firm with hands on exposure to project studies and implementation.
• Proficient in computer skills, articulate communication and analytical abilities are pre-requisite for this position.


How to apply

How to apply:
Applying by e-mail giving full details of age qualifications, experience and remuneration drawn and expected, as well as names of three references within 10 days to: ghrm@madhvani. org or by post:

Human Resources Department
P. O Box 6361
KAMPALA

Ministry of Health Jobs Opportunity- Reproductive Health Advisor

The Government of The Republic of Uganda has secured fi nancing from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Project (UHSSP). The Government wishes to engage a Reproductive Health Advisor under the Project. These Terms of Reference (TOR) are intended for the individuals who shall be engaged for this exercise.
Preferred Skills:

2.0 Project Description
The project objective is to deliver the Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP), with a focus on maternal health, newborn care and family planning through improving: human resources for health; physical health infrastructure; and management, leadership and accountability for health service delivery.

The project is composed of the following components:
1. Improvement of maternal health, newborn care and family planning services
2. Strengthening Human Resources development and Management;
3. Enhancement of physical functionality of health infrastructure;
4. Strengthen Leadership and Management Systems

The Project implementation is through the existing Institutional arrangements of Government whereby the respective departments of the Ministry are responsible for the day to day operations and management of the activities of the project. Additional Project Staff shall be recruited on a case-by-case basis to beef up areas of need.

The Ministry of Health therefore, requires the services of a TA to provide hands-on technical support as way of building capacity to run the project as well as monitor progress made on attainment of MDG5 and MDG 4 through implementation of the project. The TA will also help to get work done within the limited time available to carry out the initial preparatory activities and therefore get the project running. The TA will also support the timely procurement of relevant Reproductive Health equipment, medicines, and related health supplies including Family Planning equipment and supplies.

3.0 Reproductive Health Advisor

3.1 Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to provide support to the Ministry of Health in getting the implementation of the RH component of the Health Systems Strengthening Project running, under guidance of the Assistant Commissioner RH.

3.2 Reporting
The Reproductive Health Technical Advisor shall report to Assistant Commissioner (Reproductive Health).

3.3 Responsibilities and tasks:
In accordance with the Project objectives, the Technical assistant shall;
• Coordinate development and execution of projectrelated work-plans;
• Prepare periodic project-related reports; this will require that appropriate forms are used. Where lacking will coordinate designing of forms e.g. for quarterly reports to be used at the health facility, district and national levels.
• Supervise other implementers of the RH component of the project
• Coordinate RH studies including baseline: this
will include: developing tools for the baseline
to be conducted on RH as part of the project
implementation.
• Liaise with PDU and National Medical stores on
procurement of Family Planning, Maternal and
Newborn health care medicines, equipment and
related supplies.
• Develop the Monitoring and Evaluation framework for
the RH component.
• Provide technical inputs into the coordination processes especially between the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders focusing on the RH component of the project.

3.4. Qualifi cations and competences
• The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a basic university degree in Human Medicine and a Masters Degree in Public Health or Obstetrics/ Gynaecology or population studies/Demography from
a recognized University / Institution.

• Additional qualifi cation in the area of information management is an added advantage.

• Should have at least 5 year’s minimum experience on programs/ project management in Reproductive
Health.

• The applicant must have at least 5 year’s minimum experience in Implementation of a program covering Reproductive Health.

• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects related to Reproductive Health will be an added
advantage.

3.5 Deliverables
• An inception report on the Technical Advisor’s understanding of the above task, including a costed plan with timeline, for carrying out the aboveassignment.
• Tools for the baseline assessment on RH.
• Periodic procurement reports on RH medicines, equipment and related supplies.
• Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the eproductive Health component established.
• Formats for quarterly reports for the health facility,
district and national levels developed and in use.
• Quarterly reports on the RH component of the project repared.• Technical inputs into the coordination processes especially between the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.

3.6 Duration of assignment
The Technical Advisor will be recruited for a period of 24 months with the option for renewal subject to satisfactory erformance.

3.0 Submission of Applications.
Applications accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certifi cates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6/7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272
KAMPALA
The Applications should be delivered not later than 5th
May 2011 to:
Procurement and Disposal Unit,
Ministry of Health,
Room C107,
Plot 6/7 Lourdel Road,
KAMPALA

4.0 Procurement Schedule
The procurement schedule is (subject to minor changes) as follows:

Publish Bid Notice 14th April 2011

Bid Closing 5th May 2011

Short listing Process and approvals 18th May 2011

Interviews 27th May 2011

Dr. Lukwago Asuman

For PERMANENT SECRETARY

Development Advisor – Non Formal Education Job Vacancy

Job title: Programme Development Advisor – Non Formal Education (National Level)


Closing date: 29 Apr 2011

War Child Holland
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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Build the capacity of WCH staff and partners to be able to deliver quality non-formal (and formal) education activities and projects. This is done through on-the-job training, coaching and support to Program Officers (PO’s), Program Coordinators (PC’s), Social Workers (SW) and partners. • Ensure effective design and implementation of non-formal education programming with a focus on quality of learning and economic insertion of children and young people through technical advice and support to the Deputy Country Director (DepCD), PDM, Field Location Managers (FLMs), PCs and POs. • Provide technical support and advice to FLMs, PCs and PO’s on implementation of existing formal education activities (Quality Education Improvement Plan). • Participate as an active member of the Program Development Unit (PDU) to ensure appropriate content and high quality of WCH programs. Includes involvement in formulating and translating WCH policies and standards into implementation strategies, safeguarding the quality of the programs and giving meaning to WCH principles and values. • Assists the PDM, DepCD and FLM’s to monitor programme implementation and measure programme effectiveness. • Represent WCH in his/her expertise related meetings and coordination platforms. Liaise with professional counterparts of (inter)national organisations and government ministries and technical interagency and government meetings. • Contribute to proposal development and report writing in relation to education projects.

Minimum Requirements:

• A relevant BSc and Masters in education, development or other relevant field. • A minimum of three years experience of supporting non-formal education programming for children and young people in an NGO in post conflict setting. • Strong advisory and coaching skills. • Extensive experience of training and capacity building of junior, senior staff and partner organisations. • Proven technical expertise and up-to-date with best practices and global developments in the field of non-formal education focussing on quality of learning for children and young people and economic insertion of youth. • Proven experience in development of strategy, tools, curricular and methodologies to support non-formal (and formal) education programming, including child centred and creative learning approaches. • Experience of networking with professional counterparts including governmental counterparts. • Technical knowledge in community based programming.

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Project Accountant Job in Uganda

Job Title: Project Accountant


Department: Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

Reports to: Commissioner, Monitoring and Evaluation

Role definition: Monitor the implementation of expenditure accounting and financial systems, and manage approved resources against approved plans

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Analyze and review the project expenses to provide feedback on the expenditures as well as variance analysis

2. Prepare journal vouchers for project advance accountabilities and review all accountabilities from all concerned stake holders

3. Participate in budget development and review in co-ordination with the relevant personnel

4. Prepare and submit to Management regular accounting reports, interim statements, and annual financial statements

5. Review expense, payroll entries, invoices, Local purchase orders and other accounting documents

6. Respond to respective financial related queries from donors, Government MDAs and internal stakeholders

Minimum specifications

The successful candidate must have; 1. A Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance. 2. Membership of ACCA, CPA. 3. A minimum of fiveyears working experience as an Accountant. 4. Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of Government and Donor accounting policies and procedures. 5. Computer literacy in MS Office packages with a strong understanding of Finance and accounting software. 6. Good analytical, teamwork and communication skills (both oral and written)


If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Procurement Specialist Job in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Specialist


Department: Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

Reports to: Commissioner, Monitoring and Evaluation

Role: To Prepare, implement and monitor contracts and agreements with Project partners, suppliers, and Consultants following set policies and procedures

Duties and responsibilities

1. Develop procurement plans and budgets for all procurement activities

2. Prepare bids and pre – qualification documents and solicit for purchase quotations of goods, and services

3. Prepare and finalize contracts and agreements with Project Partners, Suppliers and Consultants

4. Monitor the implementation of Project partners / Consultants / and suppliers’ work plans and contracts following contract agreements

5. Provide technical input for procurement processes (e.g. Terms of Reference and contract evaluation)

6. Receive, validate and submit payment requests and requisitions in line with finance guidelines

7. Prepare and submit quarterly, semi-annual and annual procurement reports following set reporting guidelines



Minimum specifications

The successful candidate must have; 1. A Bachelor’s (hons) degree in Procurement, Public Administration, or Business Administration from a recognized University.2. CPA membership. 3. A Minimum of five years’working experience in the procurement function.4. Knowledge and proven experieicne of applying the Government’s PPDA Act. 5. Computer literacy in MS Office packages. 6. Good communication (oral and written), interpersonal and teamwork skills. 7. Capacity to work under minimal supervision

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Assistant Research Fellow Evaluation- Job in Uganda

Job Title: Assistant Research Fellow Evaluation

POSITION: (1) Assistant Research Fellow Evaluation

MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Researcher, Department of Monitoring and Evaluation

START DATE: Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

Responsibilities and Functions

1. Assist with conducting and/or managing evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards.

o Participate in the evaluation of programmes and projects;

o Assist in the planning, preparation and data collection process of evaluation exercises;

o Support evaluations conducted by staff members and consultants;

o Apply evaluation quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques and approaches;

o Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation including formal training on evaluation techniques and approaches.

2. Promote that evaluations are useful and that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up.

o Ensure appropriate presentation of evaluation results for dissemination;

o Ensure that data-bases, intra- and internet pages of the evaluation office are up-to-date, useful and user-friendly;

o Assist in the monitoring of the management response and follow up on evaluations;

o Participate in meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results.

3. Contribute to the promotion of evaluation principles and utilization in the Organization.

o Review evaluation reports for quality control purposes;

o Assist in the provision of training on evaluation, self-evaluation, monitoring and results based management within the Evaluation Office and in other organizational units;

o Assist in providing support/ advice to project/programme managers in the conduct of monitoring and self-evaluations.

4. Contribute to the effective deployment of human and financial resources of the Evaluation Office.

o Assist in evaluation planning and preparation of evaluation budgets for individual evaluations.

Evaluation Officer will perform other related duties and assignments as and when required.

Required competencies

 Knowledge of Government context and topics: Has knowledge of the role Government and its MDAs and other institutions in Policy and Program evaluations. Has competencies to provide supervision to evaluation staff in the evaluation of topic-related activities, projects and programmes. Has a comprehensive knowledge of major program budgets, and good knowledge of inspection topic budgets.

o Technical and professional skills:

1) Evaluation design – Has the required competencies to develop a well-focused Terms of Reference that includes a complete background, addresses salient issues, and identifies potential impact. Has a good understanding of various methodologies in evaluation, such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies and is able to contribute to the development of the most efficient and effective methodology for the design. Has a good understanding of various sampling techniques and their applications and is able to develop the most accurate sampling technique for the methodology.

2) Data collection and analysis – Has the required competencies to collect reliable, valid and accurate information in an objective way. Has a good understanding of questionnaire design. Develops questionnaires and other review instruments that will address issues identified in the design, independently. Has a comprehensive understanding of the uses and limits of various methods available for quantitative analysis, including frequencies, cross tabulations, and statistical testing. Masters effective interviewing skills.Has the skills to use programme data and documents and to design and conduct case studies independently. Is able to guide and direct junior staff in data collection and to ensure the data analysis addresses evaluation issues. Can use innovative and creative analysis techniques and exercise sound professional judgment on complex issues and evaluation matters.

o Oral and written communication skills:

Has the required competencies to: articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way; pose basic questions and contribute information appropriately in formal settings; conceptualize ideas and issues during the evaluation reporting process, with independence. Uses critical thinking to formulate findings and recommendations based on the results of both qualitative and quantitative data, and the broader context of evaluation issues. Is able to develop clear, concise and compelling evaluation reports for maximum impact.Is able to independently develop evaluation reports that meet UNEG reporting standards.Is able to guides and direct evaluation staff in reporting.

o Evaluation process and project management:

Masters the skills of evaluation management, including developing a plan and schedule, assigning tasks, ensuring milestones are met on a timely basis, ensuring project costs are within and approved budget and ensuring evaluation objectives are adequately addressed. Is able to independently assume responsibility for managing complex evaluation projects and to supervise evaluation team members. Is able to oversee and lead overall evaluation follow-up and take the lead on disseminating best practices and lessons learned from evaluations. Has the skills to manage multiple, concurrent evaluation projects and to negotiate in complex situations outside the agency on issues related to evaluations and conflict resolution skills. Is able to take a leadership role in the evaluation office and maintains accountability for office work.

Management: Has competencies in coaching and training staff on technical, interpersonal and management skills. Ethics: Acts according to the standards of ethical conduct for evaluators, including policies on receiving and giving gifts, conflicting financial interests, outside employment and activities, misuse of position, impartiality in performing official duties and related statutory authorities. Acts with integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders.

 Fluency in English.

Education and Experience

 Advanced university degree in social science or related field, or combination of first level degree with relevant experience;

 A minimum of 2 years professional experience in evaluation;

 Background in international relations and knowledge of current development issues an asset;

 Experience related to the Organization’s mandate and activities an asset.


If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Assistant Research Fellow, Rural Development+

Job Title: Assistant Research Fellow, Rural Development+


MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Research Fellow, Rural Development+

START DATE: Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

2. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF), Rural Development+Cluster, will report to Research Fellow (RF) of the same cluster, and will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of the National Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation as it pertains to rural developmentissues.

2.2 The National Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation provides the framework for the organization, implementation and oversight of Government-wide monitoring, review and evaluation.

2.3 The Rural Development+ Cluster focuses on the Government sectors of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Information Communication Technology and Public Sector Management. The Cluster is a mix of rural development sectors, plus ICT and public sector management (hence the Cluster is called Rural Development +).. Each sector incorporates the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and non-state actors who implement Government policies and programmes. The position includes the following areas of responsibility.

2.4 Sector Performance Monitoring. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small Rural Development+ team responsible for monitoring the performance of Rural Development+ cluster of sectors. The RF will specifically:

a. Work in the team in producing semi-annual and annual Government Performance Reports covering the performance of the Rural Development+ sectors against their own targets, including analysis of causes of strong and weak performance.

b. Work with the Rural Development+ sector line MDAs to collate, validate and analyse semi-annual performance data.

c. Support the RF in reviewing the quality of performance indicators, and the annual performance targets set by sector line MDAs to ensure that they are realistic (cost and capacity-based)

2.5 Sub-County Barazas. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small team responsible for coordinating sub-county level fora at which the local community discuss the performance of public investment in their locale. Specifically, the RF will:

a. Assist the RF in leading the team in coordinating barazas in one region of Uganda. The coordination involves several phases of activity, from preparation and training of community monitoring, data collection and validation, preparation and holding of barazas periodically (at least once per annum in a sample of sub-counties per district), report writing, dissemination and follow-up.

b. Implement training to community facilitators to ensure that barazas are planned and held simultaneously across the targeted sub-counties, that they are timely and of a high quality.

2.6 Evaluation.Cabinet instructs Office of the Prime Minister to lead a number of strategic public policy or major programme evaluations each year based on a rolling agenda of issues to be reviewed. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work with the RF &SRF and the Evaluation Cluster on specific evaluations that pertain to Rural Development+ orrelated issues.

2.7 Other responsibilities. From time-to-time other tasks relating to the follow-up of policy implementation issues amongst the rural development sectors, to support colleagues in the Policy Implementation Coordination (PIC) Department under the Directorate.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 University degree in economics, statistics, agriculture, sociology or related discipline.

3.2 A minimum of one year of relevant operational experience, including monitoring and evaluation, and first-hand experience in a variety of types of operations, is essential.

3.3 Some proven aptitude in the design and implementation of innovative and practical approaches to complex operational and policy issues; strong conceptual/analytical skills, and the ability to look ahead and think through alternative scenarios.

3.4 Ability to work well in a small multi-tasking team under tight deadlines.

3.5 Effective communication skills, including ability to speak articulately and to write succinctly.

3.6 Tact, discretion and diplomatic skills to deal with sensitive and challenging issues, and resolve them in a constructive manner.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Assistant Research Fellow, Human Development- Job Vacancy

Job Title: Assistant Research Fellow, Human Development

POSITION: Assistant Research Fellow, Human Development

MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Research Fellow, Human Development

START DATE: 01/04/2011– Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

2. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF), Human Development Cluster, will report to Research Fellow (RF) of the same cluster, and will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of the National Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation as it pertains to rural developmentissues.

2.2 The National Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation provides the framework for the organization, implementation and oversight of Government-wide monitoring, review and evaluation.

2.3 The Human Development Cluster focuses on the Government sectors of Education, Health, Water & Environment and Social Development. Each sector incorporates the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and non-state actors who implement Government policies and programmes. The position includes the following areas of responsibility.

2.4 Sector Performance Monitoring. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small Human Developmentteam responsible for monitoring the performance of Human Developmentcluster of sectors. The RF will specifically:

a. Work in the team in producing semi-annual and annual Government Performance Reports covering the performance of the Human Development sectors against their own targets, including analysis of causes of strong and weak performance.

b. Work with the Human Development sector line MDAs to collate, validate and analyse semi-annual performance data.

c. Support the RF in reviewing the quality of performance indicators, and the annual performance targets set by sector line MDAs to ensure that they are realistic (cost and capacity-based)

2.5 Sub-County Barazas. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small team responsible for coordinating sub-county level fora at which the local community discuss the performance of public investment in their locale. Specifically, the RF will:

a. Assist the RF in leading the team in coordinating barazas in one region of Uganda. The coordination involves several phases of activity, from preparation and training of community monitoring, data collection and validation, preparation and holding of barazas periodically (at least once per annum in a sample of sub-counties per district), report writing, dissemination and follow-up.

b. Implement training to community facilitators to ensure that barazas are planned and held simultaneously across the targeted sub-counties, that they are timely and of a high quality.

2.6 Evaluation.Cabinet instructs Office of the Prime Minister to lead a number of strategic public policy or major programme evaluations each year based on a rolling agenda of issues to be reviewed. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work with the RF and the Evaluation Cluster on specific evaluations that pertain to Human Development or issues.

2.7 Other responsibilities. From time-to-time other tasks relating to the follow-up of policy implementation issues amongst the human development sectors, to support colleagues in the Policy Implementation Coordination (PIC) Department under the Directorate.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 University degree in economics, statistics, sociology or related discipline.

3.2 A minimum of one year of relevant operational experience, including monitoring and evaluation, and first-hand experience in a variety of types of operations, is essential.

3.3 Some proven aptitude in the design and implementation of innovative and practical approaches to complex operational and policy issues; strong conceptual/analytical skills, and the ability to look ahead and think through alternative scenarios.

3.4 Ability to work well in a small multi-tasking team under tight deadlines.

3.5 Effective communication skills, including ability to speak articulately and to write succinctly.

3.6 Tact, discretion and diplomatic skills to deal with sensitive and challenging issues, and resolve them in a constructive manner.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Assistant Research Fellow, Justice and Governance- Job in Uganda

Job Title: Assistant Research Fellow, Justice and Governance


MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Research Fellow, Justice and Governance

START DATE: Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

2. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF), Justice and Governance Cluster, will report to Research Fellow (RF) of the same cluster, and will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of the National Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation as it pertains to rural developmentissues.

2.2 The National Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation provides the framework for the organization, implementation and oversight of Government-wide monitoring, review and evaluation.

2.3 The Justice and Governance Cluster focuses on the Government sectors of Justice, Law and Order, Security, Legislature and Public Administration. Each sector incorporates the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and non-state actors who implement Government policies and programmes. The position includes the following areas of responsibility.

2.4 Sector Performance Monitoring. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small Justice and Governance team responsible for monitoring the performance of Justice and Governance cluster of sectors. The RF will specifically:

a. Work in the team in producing semi-annual and annual Government Performance Reports covering the performance of the Justice and Governance sectors against their own targets, including analysis of causes of strong and weak performance.

b. Work with the Justice and Governance sector line MDAs to collate, validate and analyse semi-annual performance data.

c. Support the RF in reviewing the quality of performance indicators, and the annual performance targets set by sector line MDAs to ensure that they are realistic (cost and capacity-based)

2.5 Sub-County Barazas. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small team responsible for coordinating sub-county level fora at which the local community discuss the performance of public investment in their locale. Specifically, the RF will:

a. Assist the RF in leading the team in coordinating barazas in one region of Uganda. The coordination involves several phases of activity, from preparation and training of community monitoring, data collection and validation, preparation and holding of barazas periodically (at least once per annum in a sample of sub-counties per district), report writing, dissemination and follow-up.

b. Implement training to community facilitators to ensure that barazas are planned and held simultaneously across the targeted sub-counties, that they are timely and of a high quality.

2.6 Evaluation.Cabinet instructs Office of the Prime Minister to lead a number of strategic public policy or major programme evaluations each year based on a rolling agenda of issues to be reviewed. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work with the RF &SRF and the Evaluation Cluster on specific evaluations that pertain to Justice and Governance or related issues.

2.7 Other responsibilities. From time-to-time other tasks relating to the follow-up of policy implementation issues amongst the justice and governance sectors, to support colleagues in the Policy Implementation Coordination (PIC) Department under the Directorate.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 University degree in economics, statistics, law, sociology or related discipline.

3.2 A minimum of one year of relevant operational experience, including monitoring and evaluation, and first-hand experience in a variety of types of operations, is essential.

3.3 Some proven aptitude in the design and implementation of innovative and practical approaches to complex operational and policy issues; strong conceptual/analytical skills, and the ability to look ahead and think through alternative scenarios.

3.4 Ability to work well in a small multi-tasking team under tight deadlines.

3.5 Effective communication skills, including ability to speak articulately and to write succinctly.

3.6 Tact, discretion and diplomatic skills to deal with sensitive and challenging issues, and resolve them in a constructive manner.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Assistant Research Fellow, Economic Infrastructure & Competitiveness

Job Title: Assistant Research Fellow, Economic Infrastructure & Competitiveness


MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Research Fellow, Economic Infrastructure & Competitiveness

START DATE: Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

2. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF), Economic Infrastructure & CompetitivenessCluster, will report to Research Fellow (RF) of the same cluster, and will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of the National Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation as it pertains to rural developmentissues.

2.2 The National Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation provides the framework for the organization, implementation and oversight of Government-wide monitoring, review and evaluation.

2.3 The Economic Infrastructure & CompetitivenessCluster focuses on the Government sectors of Energy and Mineral Development, Works & Transport, Tourism, Trade & Industry and Accountability. Each sector incorporates the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and non-state actors who implement Government policies and programmes. The position includes the following areas of responsibility

2.4 Sector Performance Monitoring. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small Economic Infrastructure & Competitivenessteam responsible for monitoring the performance of Economic Infrastructure & Competitivenesscluster of sectors. The RF will specifically:

a. Work in the team in producing semi-annual and annual Government Performance Reports covering the performance of the Economic Infrastructure & Competitivenesssectors against their own targets, including analysis of causes of strong and weak performance.

b. Work with the Economic Infrastructure & Competitivenesssector line MDAs to collate, validate and analyse semi-annual performance data.

c. Support the RF in reviewing the quality of performance indicators, and the annual performance targets set by sector line MDAs to ensure that they are realistic (cost and capacity-based)

2.5 Sub-County Barazas. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work in a small team responsible for coordinating sub-county level fora at which the local community discuss the performance of public investment in their locale. Specifically, the RF will:

a. Assist the RF in leading the team in coordinating barazas in one region of Uganda. The coordination involves several phases of activity, from preparation and training of community monitoring, data collection and validation, preparation and holding of barazas periodically (at least once per annum in a sample of sub-counties per district), report writing, dissemination and follow-up.

b. Implement training to community facilitators to ensure that barazas are planned and held simultaneously across the targeted sub-counties, that they are timely and of a high quality.

2.6 Evaluation.Cabinet instructs Office of the Prime Minister to lead a number of strategic public policy or major programme evaluations each year based on a rolling agenda of issues to be reviewed. The Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) will work with the RF and the Evaluation Cluster on specific evaluations that pertain to Economic Infrastructure &Competitiveness orrelated issues.

2.7 Other responsibilities. From time-to-time other tasks relating to the follow-up of policy implementation issues amongst the Economic Infrastructure & Competitivenesssectors, to support colleagues in the Policy Implementation Coordination (PIC) Department under the Directorate.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 University degree in economics, statistics, engineering, sociology or related discipline.

3.2 A minimum of one year of relevant operational experience, including monitoring and evaluation, and first-hand experience in a variety of types of operations, is essential.

3.3 Some proven aptitude in the design and implementation of innovative and practical approaches to complex operational and policy issues; strong conceptual/analytical skills, and the ability to look ahead and think through alternative scenarios.

3.4 Ability to work well in a small multi-tasking team under tight deadlines.

3.5 Effective communication skills, including ability to speak articulately and to write succinctly.

3.6 Tact, discretion and diplomatic skills to deal with sensitive and challenging issues, and resolve them in a constructive manner.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

Job Vacancy- Research Fellow, Rural Development

Job Title: Research Fellow, Rural Development


MINISTRY/ DEPT: Office of the Prime Minister,

Directorate of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTS TO: Principal Economist, Rural Development+

START DATE: Contract, 1 year, renewable

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The Government of Uganda (GoU) is committed to achieving results through the efficient and effective delivery of key public services, maintaining law and order and in facilitating the transformation of the economy to enable the private sector to flourish, to expand enterprise and ultimately ensure the prosperity of Ugandans. These objectives are outlined in Uganda’s five year National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15), which targets an increase in per capita income from USD 506 in 2008/09 to USD 850 in 2014/15 and a decline in the proportion of the population living in poverty from 31 per cent in 2005/06 to 24.5% in 2014/15. The Plan aims to achieve this through addressing structural bottlenecks in the economy and increasing public investment to infrastructure, human resource development, facilitating access to critical production inputs in agriculture and industry, and promoting science, technology and innovation.

1.2 Over the past two decades, Uganda has made good progress following the unstable political situation and economic mismanagement that characterised the 1970s. The improvements in welfare and well-being have in-part been possible through Government action and reform. However, impediments remain, which in part reflect slow public sector reform,. Corruption and mismanagement, lack of clear lines of accountability, and poor workmanship have all contributed to the instability, and in some cases decline in public services. The public administration has been challenged to effectively measure, analyze, improve and control its own performance. Its failure to effectively measure and manage performance is in part responsible for the challenges identified.

1.3 Since 2003, the Office of the Prime Minister has been mandated by the Constitution (Article 108A) to coordinate and implement Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. To fulfill this mandate, OPM works in harmony with other Government line Ministries, Departments and Agencies to achieve the Government’s objectives articulated in the NRM’s Manifesto, the National Development Plan, and the annual budget.

1.4 The Prime Minister, and his office, is in charge of ensuring that Government works, that – through a cycle of policy development – coordination – monitoring and follow-up – Government improves, and delivers results. Through the Directorate of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, the OPM’s objectives are to: drive delivery of the top priorities of the Government; assess and report on the performance of Government against a full-range of sector performance targets; provide analytical support and recommendations to overcome key delivery challenges; provide support that accelerates delivery capacity in MDAs and sustains continual improvement – help removing obstacles to delivery; and develop the performance management policy and framework of Government

2. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 The Research Fellow, Rural Development+Cluster, will report to Lead Officer (LO – a Government Official) of the same cluster, and will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of the National Policy for Monitoring and Evaluation as it pertains to rural developmentissues.

2.2 The National Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation provides the framework for the organization, implementation and oversight of Government-wide monitoring, review and evaluation.

2.3 The Rural Development+ Cluster focuses on the Government sectors of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Information Communication Technology and Public Sector Management. The Cluster is a mix of rural development sectors, plus ICT and public sector management (hence the Cluster is called Rural Development +).. Each sector incorporates the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and non-state actors who implement Government policies and programmes. The position includes the following areas of responsibility.

2.4 Sector Performance Monitoring. The Research Fellow (RF) will work in a small Rural Development+ team responsible for monitoring the performance of the Rural Development+ cluster of sectors. The RF will specifically:

a. Work in the team in producing semi-annual and annual Government Performance Reports covering the performance of the Rural Development+ sectors against their own targets, including analysis of causes of strong and weak performance.

b. Work with the Rural Development+ sector line MDAs to collate, validate and analyse semi-annual performance data.

c. Support the LO in reviewing the quality of performance indicators, and the annual performance targets set by sector line MDAs to ensure that they are realistic (cost and capacity-based)

2.5 Sub-County Barazas. The Research Fellow (RF) will work in a small team responsible for coordinating sub-county level fora at which the local community discuss the performance of public investment in their locale. Specifically, the RF will:

a. Assist the LO in leading the team in coordinating barazas in one region of Uganda. The coordination involves several phases of activity, from preparation and training of community monitoring, data collection and validation, preparation and holding of barazas periodically (at least once per annum in a sample of sub-counties per district), report writing, dissemination and follow-up.

b. Support the implementation of training to the team and community facilitators to ensure that barazas are planned and held simultaneously across the targeted sub-counties, that they are timely and of a high quality.

2.6 Evaluation.Cabinet instructs Office of the Prime Minister to lead a number of strategic public policy or major programme evaluations each year based on a rolling agenda of issues to be reviewed. The Research Fellow (RF) will work with the LO and the Evaluation Cluster on specific evaluations that pertain to Rural Development+ sectors or issues.

2.7 Management and Coordination. The Rural Development+ cluster will be overseen by the Principal Economist for Monitoring and Evaluation (SE/M&E). Under the responsibility of the RF will be four Assistant Research Fellow (ARFs). The RF will be expected to deputize for the LO in liaison within Government and with the Development Partners on the Rural Development+ sectors around data and performance issues.

2.8 Other responsibilities. From time-to-time other tasks relating to the follow-up of policy implementation issues amongst the rural development sectors, to support colleagues in the Policy Implementation Coordination (PIC) Department under the Directorate.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 Advanced university degree in economics, statistics, agriculture, sociology or related discipline. Background in policy issues/sector reform related to rural development is desirable.

3.2 Some experience in design and implementation of M&E systems. Familiarity with state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and demonstrated experience with rigorous impact evaluation studies.

3.3 A minimum of three years of relevant operational experience, including monitoring and evaluation, and first-hand experience in a variety of types of operations, is essential.

3.4 Knowledge of Government of Uganda policies and procedures.

3.5 Some proven skill in the design and implementation of innovative and practical approaches to complex operational and policy issues; strong conceptual/analytical skills, and the ability to look ahead and think through alternative scenarios.

3.6 Ability to work well in a small multi-tasking team under tight deadlines.

3.7 Effective communication skills, including ability to speak articulately and to write succinctly.

3.8 Tact, discretion and diplomatic skills to deal with sensitive and challenging issues, and resolve them in a constructive manner, including with development partners.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your application to the address below not later than 4.00 p.m, Monday 9th May 2011. Provide a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

THE DIRECTOR,

PILA Consultants,

P.O. Box 9092, Kampala

Plot 649 Nanfumbambi Road, KikoniMakerere West

Tel: +256-312 275 892, Mob: +256-779-291617

E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com

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