I.T Technician

Job Title: I.T Technician
Job Industry: Oil & Gas Industry

Vacancy: I.T Technician
REPORT TO: I.T Manager
Location: Ntinda
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Position Objective:

To provide information systems support and implementation in all departments in both Kenya and Uganda

Responsibilities and duties:

* To provide information technology system to support the business in terms of hardware, software and networking.
* To integrate and coordinate the business operations to ensure delivery of efficient customer service across the subsidiary to attain the profit objective.
* To centralize operations, processes and systems that will provide benefits in efficiency and effectiveness for the business.
* Achieve higher uptimes on all key systems, ensuring that all systems and users are able to work at all times.
* To establish functional policies for the IT unit and determine results to be achieved.
* Plan, implement and maintain projects to improve business functionality.
* Maintain backup systems and data backups of all users.
* Provide support for mobile Blackberries mail accounts.


Necessary Qualifications:

Qualifications:

* Minimum of 2 year's experience in I.T desktop support and networking support
* Good knowledge of Cisco hardware (will be an added advantage)
* Must have experience of Office 2010 and windows 7
* Must have experience with Exchange server
* Must have experience with Active directory for server Windows 2003/2008

Competences required:

* Excellent communication skills
* Team work abilities
* Result oriented
* Managerial skills
* Organizational and planning skills
* Must have a valid passport and able to travel to Kenya


How to Apply:

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

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

OR

NFT Consult - Rwanda, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda.
Tel: +250 252570099, +250 0755335419, +250 0785119453.

If applying online, please send an email to inquiries@nftconsult.com.

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online.

Deadline: 2011-01-14

Integrated Surveillance PM Job Vacancy

Job Title: Integrated Surveillance PM

Company: Action Against Hunger-USA

Closing date: 31 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda - Moroto/Gulu (with one week per month in Kampala)

Job Objectives:

Objective 1: General management of the integrated surveillance activities and strategy in close collaboration with DHOs in Northern Uganda/Karamoja and MoH Nutrition Division in Kampala.

  • Supervises the technical work of the surveillance teams in the field (preparation, implementation, coaching, outputs, relations with DHOs) and provide adequate formal constructive feedback. This technical work includes the integrated running of a surveillance system implemented in Karamoja Region since 2009 and the setting up of a similar system in Northern Uganda, Acholi sub-Region.
  • Ensures technical support for the teams for the implementation of capacity building for the national surveillance.
  • Ensures that the technical protocols, manuals, guidelines and forms used in the field are in line with ACF validated technical tools and when available, with national guidelines.
  • Promotes surveillance methodology guidelines at national level for adoption as part of the national nutrition and early warning information system.
  • Analyzes the program activities and results and proposes improvements and modifications if need be, in collaboration with the HQ technical advisors.
  • Ensures a consistent response and approach to surveillance activities and context needs, thus creating credibility of ACF actions.
  • Ensures clear and appropriate documentation and capitalisation of tools, formats, methodology and evolution of the integrated surveillance system
  • Supervises the evolution of the programs and re-orients programs if needed, in discussion with the CD and CMN, but as well with FSL and WASH coordinators.
  • Ensures frequent visits to the surveillance programme sites at community level and provides formal visit feedback via Field Visit Reports. Before every field visit a ToR must be shared with the Surveillance PMs and Head of Region. Other Technical Coordinators and CD are to be in copy of the communication.
  • Organizes the evaluation / exploration missions as identified necessary by CMN/CD, and keep aware of the evolution of the medical and nutritional situation in the most affected areas of Uganda. According to the needs identified, proposes actions in respect with the Ugandan mission and ACF technical department strategies.
  • Works in very close collaboration with technical coordinators in terms of support to assessment or survey needs of the programs.

Objective 2: Coordination

  • Identifies and participates in the nutrition & health, FSL and WASH meetings with partners in Kampala (coordinated with CMN and other technical coordinators) and in districts (coordinated with assistant PM). Coordination is essential to prevent duplication of attendance at all meetings.
  • Participates in the monthly ACF coordination meetings at Kampala level.
  • Follows up the integrated surveillance project budgets closely with the administration department.
  • Ensures coordination of and validates the logistics orders from the surveillance team and ensures regular communication with the logistics department.
  • Validates the final versions of surveillance part of Protocols and MoU's with authorities, partners and other organizations (DHO, UNICEF, WFP), and ensure their consistency between all the bases in collaboration and coordination with CMN.
  • Coordinates with the health and nutrition authorities, and early warning authorities at district(s) and Kampala level (specifically on surveillance issues)
  • Coordinates with the other relevant NGOs, UNICEF and WFP
  • Ensures that the assistant PM coordinates on a regular basis with all relevant partners at local level and participates in monthly technical coordination forum.
  • Collects data from formal or informal meeting with other partners to get information on the needs in other areas of the country, and propose actions (assessments, surveys, program implementation) accordingly and in coordination/consultation with CMN and other technical coordinators.

Objective 3: Human Resources

  • In collaboration with the HR department, ensures the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources for the surveillance team.
  • Ensures that all surveillance personnel are evaluated at least twice a year.
  • Ensures that the assistant PM follows the appropriate human resources procedures and rules for recruitments or any other HR activity.
  • Analyze and validate the organizational chart for the integrated surveillance team in collaboration with the HR department and the CD.

Objective 4: Reporting

  • Is responsible for the elaboration, in partnership with the CMN and the CD, of the program donor reports (proposal, quarterly, final reports), with respect of the formats and deadlines.
  • Prepares monthly activity reports (compilation of the activities on the base(s) and activity report) with a qualitative look at the programs (sent to bases and to the HQ). Internal reports should include the activity progress report (APR) in respect with the mission format.
  • Validates all documents and reports before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders, surveillance reports, etc. For external dissemination of reports, final validation by HQ and CD are necessary.
  • Prepares qualitative study (surveys, focus groups, etc) as identified necessary and validates the reports.
  • Writes short field visit Terms of Reference and reports, the latter including clear detailed action points for the improvement of the programs or problems solving. This is a good feedback and documentation tool on progress of activities at field level.

Objective 5: Communication

  • Communicates regularly with the surveillance and technical teams for follow up, troubleshooting and technical and strategic advice.
  • Communicates with the logistics and administration departments in order to have a good follow up of respective departments (supply requests, stocks, pharmacy, etc. and budget and expense follow ups) and solve problems as they arise.
  • Communicates with all technical departments in ACF (nutrition, food security & livelihoods - FSL, WASH) for the information collection, underlying understanding on the nutritional context, and coherence of intervention. Other technical departments should be systematically consulted for any proposal writing for information sharing, and analysis and interpretation of the field situation. Survey/Assessment report which collects WASH or FSL information should be shared with and validated by respective coordinators to ensure integrated formulation and validity of recommendations.
  • Communicates externally with the other organizations and authorities on a regular basis.

Objective 6: Representation

  • Represents ACF programs in coordination meetings in Kampala and on the field. The definition of the main actors to communicate with can be done with the CMN and CD.
  • Represents ACF programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors. Such representation will be discussed with the CD whenever necessary.
  • Participates with the CD in the representation vis-à-vis donors and partners in the objective of raising funds for new programs at national level.

Qualifications:

Education / Specific Degrees / Special Skills :

  • Minimum three years experience of nutrition programs at national coordination level (with at least 2 years experience in program implementation). Experience with capacity building of health systems in developing contexts an advantage.

  • Experience in coordination of humanitarian programs.

  • Minimum Bachelor in epidemiology, public health or social sciences or equivalent experience in nutrition considered. Masters Degree in Public Health considered an advantage.

  • Excellent human resource management skills.

  • Excellent delegation, organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.

  • Strong interpersonal/coordination skills within teams and for good relations with partners and authorities.

  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.

  • The person must be able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.

  • Fluent in English (professional English required). Excellent writing and formatting skills essential.

Humanitarian field experience requested: YES

How to apply

Please apply online at :

http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/get-involved/jobs/field/integrated-surveillance-pm

Reference Code: RW_8CTUWR-6


Economic Development Advisor job Vacancy

Job title: Economic Development Advisor
Tracking Code
217358-927
Job Description

This position is contingent upon funding



PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006 and directly implements programs in the northern Districts of Pader, Kitgum, Kaabong and Kotido with funding from USAID’s, Food for Peace (FFP), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Conflict Management & Mitigation (CMM), as well as Private Donations. Over the past year Mercy Corps Uganda has experienced significant growth that has resulted in the expansion into new districts and the development of new sub-grant alliances with international and national NGOs. Working in transitional environments, Mercy Corps is working in two regions of northern Uganda to assist IDPs who are voluntarily returning home, and integrate well-targeted short-term humanitarian assistance with a larger program of market-based investments in strategic asset-building. By addressing a number of overlapping and associated needs within a wide range of activities (livelihoods, peace building, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and economic development) Mercy Corps takes an integrated approach to ensure the greatest possible impact. The Districts in which Mercy Corps works are generally the most marginalized, poverty stricken, and conflict prone.



GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Economic Development Advisor (EDA) will lead Mercy Corps’ contribution to a potential USAID-funded program to improve the socio-economic circumstances of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in Uganda. The EDA will have a solid foundation in economic development and an understanding of market facilitation. S/He will be primarily responsible for improving the capacities of local civil society organizations (CSOs) to provide economic development assistance to their beneficiary populations, and will frequently be directly involved in training CSO staff. S/He will also be responsible for performing market analyses in order to identify viable business opportunities for OVCs, which s/he will digest into reports and relay to local partner organizations. Lastly, s/he will be intimately involved with a thorough, project-area-wide household economic assessment effort and with the training of CSOs in needs assessments.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Supervise the economic component of the program, including formation of economic development projects for youths and caregivers of OVCs; starting up / enhancing existing solidarity groups and overseeing rural micro-lending and savings initiatives including:
o Gather market intelligence and support local business people / groups to effectively utilize it to improve market access and boost local expertise in cross-border trade
o Improve local saving / credit / investment initiatives by facilitating the formation of village savings and loan associations and improving access to start-up capital (cash and / or equipment) through group contributions, increasing business profits and access to formal financial institutions
o Perform value chain analyses of select subsectors
o Refine value chain development strategy and support local partners to formulate strategies to increase access to markets, create employment opportunities and improve livelihoods
o Provide advisory services to partnering groups and explore collaborative opportunities to develop linkages between target beneficiaries and key value chain actors
o Through group and one-to-one training, build capacity of new and existing business groups
o Explore and advise key stakeholders on localization and implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP), Local Economic Development (LED) and Value Chain Development (VCD) models
o Facilitate dialogue between various stakeholders aimed at improving policy and conflict resolution mechanisms at the local level to remove economic barriers to business growth and expansion
o Support new and existing groups to formulate and enforce group policies; maintain proper records; identify and take advantage of investment opportunities

* Liaise with other Program Managers and the project CoP.
* Develop comprehensive capacity building plan for local partners and make appropriate follow up.
* Maintain effective monitoring and reporting in conformity with program and country DM&E systems.
* Work collaboratively with other stakeholders both local and international working in similar sectors in the region.
* Foster a collaborative, dynamic team atmosphere which engages project partners and stakeholders.
* Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
* Other duties as assigned



Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.



Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Project economic development staff.



ACCOUNTABILITY:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO Project Chief of Party, Mercy Corps Deputy Country Director,

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Other project staff to be determined.



KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:



* Experience managing programs in relevant technical area(s) including Livelihoods, Agriculture, and Youth Development.
* Experience performing value chain analyses and identifying viable business opportunities for vulnerable populations.
* Experience training local organizations in market facilitation.
* Experience managing a grants facility for local organizations.
* Experience developing VSLAs and networks of community-based VSLA trainers.
* Trained and knowledgeable in DM&E concepts and methodologies. M&E experience should include conducting assessments and surveys, program design using a logical framework approach, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, coordinating evaluations and data analysis.
* Experience supervising national staff, starting up programs and working in difficult environments.
* History of working effectively with host country government, USAID and other donors, National and International NGO partners, and collaborating with other actors.
* A Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, international studies or related field with MA/S preferred.
* 7- 10 years’ experience in international relief and development.
* 5-7 years in senior leadership positioning in building teams, developing programs and financial.
* High level of proficiency in English is required, familiarity with local languages strongly preferred.



SUCCESS FACTORS: The successful candidate will be able to manage a large program across a diverse geographic area; have a demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program environments; be collaborative with program partners and focused on team-building and capacity-building of national staff; have effective verbal and written communication proficiency; and have excellent information management skills.



LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:



Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. It provides a fairly secure living environment, although it has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past. The location includes many of the amenities you would expect in a capital city, including consistent access to utilities such as electricity and water, with only minimal outages. Kampala features a tropical wet and dry climate, however due to city’s higher altitudes, average temperatures are noticeably cooler than what is typically seen in other cities with this type of climate. The position holder will have flexibility to choose her / his own housing within budgetary limitations. This is an accompanied post for spouse and children.



Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


Job Location
Kampala, UGANDA
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Application deadline: 10/1/2011

General Description of the Role
The Financial Controller is responsible for the financial management, internal control systems, and reporting requirements of the organization. There are 16 finance staff (1 international and 15 national) employed within GOAL Uganda. The Financial controller has overall responsibility for the day to day accounting and financial management, partnership finance, internal audit and taxation requirements of the country programme. Additionally the financial controller has a significant risk management responsibility in what is challenging operating environment.

In particular the successful candidate will ensure timely submission of monthly reports to GOAL Dublin comprising the Management Accounts, Donor Status Reporting and other reports as required and also ensure timely submission of required donors reports, statutory reports and other ad hoc reporting to relevant authorities. As a key member of the senior management team, the Financial Controller will contribute to the overall development and running of the country programme.

Key Duties
• Ensure proper financial systems are in place and implemented to record and report field and head office expenditure
• Ensure compliance with accounting procedures and policies and actively monitor internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular ensure appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively
• Ensure preparation and retention of documentation to facilitate the annual external audit, donor audits, internal audits and revenue audits
• Oversee all cash management, including cash counts and cash transfers to field sites and from Dublin head office
• In cooperation with the Programmes & Logistics team ensure that GOAL Uganda is in compliance with all relevant donor and internal guidelines
• Ensure cost allocations basis among donors are reasonable
• Review monthly management accounts including donor status reporting for submission to GOAL Head Office, Dublin, adhering to strict deadlines
• Review financial reporting to donors and other regulatory bodies, adhering to strict deadlines
• Review the financial sections of donor proposals, budgets and reports
• Review GOAL annual and quarterly rolling budgets
• Monitor and assist with the financial management and setting of programme budgets including expenditure forecasting
• Maintain and keep updated Uganda Finance Manual, including a summarized and simplified finance manual for use by project managers and other field based staff
• Provide support to the HR Manager on personnel and staff issues which have financial implications
• Oversee training and capacity building of locally recruited accounts staff
• Keeping abreast of taxation requirements and changes in taxation law
• Overall responsibility for the Grants Management team including line management of the Controls Officer (International position)

Requirements
• Qualified accountant. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent
• At least 2 years at a senior management level
• Overseas INGO experience beneficial
• Experience in dealing with institutional donors such as USAID, ECHO and DFID
• Excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills
• Excellent analytical and writing skills
How to apply
email: applications@goal.ie

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