Trading and Export Manager Job Vacancy In Uganda

Job Title: Trading and Export Manager.
THE ORGANISATION


THE POSITION
The candidate will be based in Kampala, and reporting to the Managing Director.

The job will include:
 Managing the cocoa futures and foreign exchange positions based on production, stocks and sales.
 Managing the Export Department for efficient and timely forwarding of our products to our buyers (via Mombasa port and by air from Entebbe)
 Checking the detail of export documentation and tracking debtors
 Liaising with the offices of our associated company in DR Congo

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
 graduate level education or equivalent
 experience and a proven track record in commodities or financial trading
 a good working knowledge of French would be a distinct advantage
 good attention to detail a must
 excellent interpersonal skills both within the office and with customers
 some background in agriculture an advantage
 capacity to work in a demanding environment and desire to take on challenges
 flexibility, patience and persistence required.
 eagerness to promote the company’s mission and subscribe to the firm’s core values

THE CONDITIONS:
 aged between 25 and 45 years of age
 starting date – 1st March 2011
 full details on application

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply by email to info@escouganda.com before 31st January 2011 including copy of CV, showing personal interests/hobbies and contact details of referees.

Business Fellowships and Scholarships - Danida, Denmark

Business Fellowships

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS HAS DECIDED TO PHASE OUT THE BUSINESS FELLOWSHIPS SCHEME IN 2011. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 31, 2011.


Business fellowships cover assistance to Danish firms. Fellowships may be granted to Danish companies who have won a contract in a developing country financed by a multinational donor or one of the development banks, but not financed by Danida or other bilateral donors. The developing country must be included in DAC List 1 with an yearly GNI per capita not exceeding 2,470 $. These fellowships are thus offered to local partners/clients of Danish firms.

A business fellowship course is for a maximum of ten fellows, a study period of between three weeks and six months, and of the value of maximum 10 percent of the total contract, not exceeding a total value of DKK 1 million.

After the contract has been signed by both parties, the Danish firm may apply for a business fellowship course to be conducted in Denmark. The application is forwarded to DFC and must include information on which developing country, the financing agency, the contract work and a brief description of the envisaged fellowship course (topic, number of fellowships and duration). In addition copies of the relevant pages in the contract (as a minimum covering the contract amount and the signatures) must be included. Subsequently, DFC will decide whether or not to submit the request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for final approval.

DFC has guidelines for the arrangement of business fellowship courses, course budgets and accounts, which specify the contractual conditions between DFC and the place of study. Download the guidelines (in Danish and applicable for both business fellowships and fellowships covered by the former advance pledge scheme).

Application for Danida, Denmark Scholarships

Application procedures must follow the procedures stipulated in the Guidelines for Danida Fellowships. The fellowship form and the application form for residence permit are available at the local Danish Embassy or they can be downloaded under Forms.
The fellowship form is to be filled in by the applicant, the Danida programme/ project and the Embassy Desk Officer in order to ensure that the training is within the framework of national sector plans for capacity building.
The grant of fellowship is binding. Many expenses e.g. study fees are committed at the time of grant. Cancellations are therefore not acceptable, as it is often too late to find another candidate for the place already paid for. Especially for the interdisciplinary courses cancellations are most unfortunate, as many qualified applicants may have been turned down.

For fellows staying in Denmark less than 90 days with a fixed study period - please contact the relevant Embassy to obtain Schengen Visa.
For fellows staying in Denmark more than 90 days, DFC will forward the form "Application for a residence permit for students" (ST1) in due time prior to departure for Denmark. Part 2 of the form is filled in by DFC. The fellow should fill in part 1 and hand it over to the relevant Embassy.

The application procedure described above is applicable regardless of whether the training is financed by the central fellowship grant or by Danida programme/project grants.

Applicants for studies in United Kingdom have to fill in both the British Council Application Form and the Danida Fellowship Form.

Danida (Denmar) Scholarships for Bangladesh, Zambia,Vietnam, Uganda, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania,

Who Can Apply?
Eligibility
Fellowships will primarily be granted to nationals from Danida programme countries (Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia) who are affiliated with Danida funded programmes/projects, including NGO and government employees. People employed in an advisory capacity, e.g. employees of firms acting as advisers/implementing bodies for Danida or the programme country are not eligible for fellowship. Embassy employees are not eligible for fellowship, neither through programme/project funds nor through central fellowship funds.


Age Limit
As regards short-term training (under 6 months), age limits may be fixed locally taking into consideration local retirement age. In general, fellowships are granted to candidates between 25 and 45 years of age. Candidates’ position in the programme/project should be more essential than their age. Candidates’ prior education, skills and language proficiency should also be part of the overall consideration.

As regards long-term training (Master- and PhD-studies), the age limit should be more restrictive. As a rule, candidates should not be more than 40 years of age when commencing their studies.


Gender
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.


Language Skills
Study programmes are usually arranged in English, and candidates must have a good command of the English language - in reading, speaking and in writing. Proficiency tests are required for candidates from countries where English is not the administrative language.


Computer Skills
Furthermore, candidates must upon arrival in Denmark be computer literate, i.e. have basic knowledge of computers and basic word processing skills. Candidates need not to possess these skills upon applying, but are expected to acquire them before arriving in Denmark.

Danida Fellows Guide- Schorlaships- Denmark

GUIDE FOR DANIDA FELLOWS
IN DENMARK
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
COPENHAGEN
JANUARY 2011


FOREWORD
This guide contains general information and guidelines for holders of fellowships accepted for studies under Denmark's Bilateral Development Assistance (Danida). Danida fellowships are offered to qualified candidates attached to Danida financed activities in developing countries. The fellowships may be short, specialised studies and training, or degree studies.
Further information about the fellowships is obtainable from Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC), whose primary objective is to assist you in making the very best of your stay in Denmark. Please also see: www.dfcentre.com

PASSPORT AND VISA
A valid passport is required for entry into Denmark, and the Immigration Authorities at the airport may ask you to present the ‘Letter of Acceptance’/’Letter of Invitation’.
A Schengen visa or a temporary residence permit for Denmark is required for citizens from most countries, and it is issued by the Danish Embassy. Expenses for Schengen visa/temporary residence permit for Denmark will be paid by the Danish Embassy. Please note that the processing of a visa/temporary residence permit takes approx. 12 weeks.
It is the fellows own responsibility to ensure that the visa/residence permit is valid for the full study period. If the residence permit expires before the end of the study stay in Denmark the fellow should inform DFC as soon as possible and not later than one month prior to the expiration of the permit.
The temporary residence permit and the Schengen visa enable you to enter and transit through all Schengen countries1. The visa can be valid up to 90 days and it can be issued for one, two or multiple entries. It is not possible to extent a visa. The temporary residence permit can be valid for the full study period with the possibility of
1 Schengen countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, France, Greece,
The Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
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an extension. But it is only valid while studying at the predetermined study place.
If you plan to visit other countries outside the Schengen Area while in Denmark, you must obtain visas, if applicable, before coming to Denmark. If you wish to change your return ticket, please note that this is only possible in exceptional cases. The cost will be on your expense.
You are required to carry your passport (or a photocopy) at all times during your stay in Denmark. DFC recommends that you carry a photocopy of your passport in order to avoid losing it. Therefore remember to bring a photocopy. Should problems with the Danish authorities occur, please contact Danida Fellowship Centre. Outside office hours the officer on duty at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, telephone +45 3392 0000, may be contacted.
TRAVEL TO AND ARRIVAL IN DENMARK
Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) will arrange and pay for the return air ticket, economy class, to and from Denmark. The ticket/e-ticket will be forwarded through the Danish Embassy, and you will receive USD 50 or EUR 50 to compensate among others things for airport tax, foreign travel tax, expenses on excess luggage, and pocket money for travelling.
Please be aware of rules for hand (carry-on) luggage within the European Union (EU). For further details: http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Security/Baggage/carry-on+baggage.htm
You will be met at Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) by a representative from DFC, except in case of a domestic connection flight. If you do not meet the DFC representative, please contact the information desk in the arrival hall. If you are arriving later than scheduled and there is no one to meet you - or any other problem occurs – please take a taxi to:
Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel, Falkoner Allé 9, 2000 Frederiksberg, tel.: +45 3815 8001
The hotel will pay for the taxi, and DFC will reimburse the hotel for the taxi fare and the overnight stay (breakfast is included). Please contact Danida Fellowship Centre
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on the first coming weekday.
Fellows arriving at provincial airports will also be met at the airport. If you are arriving later than scheduled, please contact the place of study or DFC.
The Danish currency unit is 1 krone = 100 øre. The international abbreviation for Danish currency is DKK.
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DANIDA FELLOWSHIP CENTRE
Danida Fellowship Centre administers and implements the Danida supported Fellowship Programme.
The Centre is situated in Copenhagen at Hostrupsvej 22, 1950 Frederiksberg C. The Centre consists of two hostel wings housing 68 one-roomed self-contained flats, secretariat for the staff, and common facilities for the fellows.
Danida Fellowship Centre is responsible for:
• the study programme and fellows’ stay in Denmark
• the issuing of Letters of Acceptance, visa/residence permits, air tickets
• the payment of fellowship allowances
• counselling
• accommodation
• insurance matters
Danida Fellowship Centre arranges social activities and aims towards establishing cultural exchange between Danida fellows and Danes. The activities include excursions, debate evenings, food evenings etc. Some of the arrangements will take place in Danida Fellowship Centre's café, which also has a lounge and a reading room.
Danida Fellowship Centre organises ‘Introduction and Debate’ on Denmark in the Danida Fellowship Centre’s café on Tuesday evenings twice a month – Family Life and Democracy.
For ID and bus card please bring some small size photos.
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PAID EMPLOYMENT IN DENMARK
You are not allowed to take up paid employment while in Denmark. You will receive an allowance and are exempted from taxation.
RECEIVING MAIL WHILE IN DENMARK
You will be informed of your official mailing address on arrival. If you study in Copenhagen any mail may be forwarded via the DFC address during the first couple of weeks.
You will most likely have access to Internet either provided by the place of study or at DFC. It is advisable to establish your own hotmail address for e-mail communication. Please note that DFC’s e-mail address is for official correspondence only.
CLIMATE
The average temperature in the warmest months (June and July) is 16°C. In the coldest months (January and February) the average temperature is 0°C. The maximum summer temperature is around 25°C, while winter temperatures may often drop to below 0°C.
As Denmark has a coastal climate, the weather is often windy, rainy and cold. It is advisable to bring warm clothes and shoes/boots suitable for this climate.
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ACCOMMODATION
In the Copenhagen area:
Some of you will be accommodated in the hostel situated at Danida Fellowship Centre. Others will be staying in student hostels also accommodating a large number of Danish students, in some cases sharing kitchen facilities with other students or Danida fellows and in some cases also sharing bathroom facilities.
Bedding and basic kitchen utensils will be provided.
However, it is recommended to bring your own towels.
You are expected to carry out household chores such as cooking, cleaning, etc. yourself.
During peak periods DFC has to use hotels which normally do not provide cooking or laundry facilities.
Outside Copenhagen:
Most of you will be accommodated in hostels, but some will follow residential courses where full board and lodging are provided.
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FELLOWSHIP ALLOWANCES AS PER JANUARY 1, 2011
The number of days will be calculated as the course period plus two additional days regardless of the actual arrival and departure dates.
The allowance will be paid the first weekday after arrival. If you arrive during the weekend you are therefore advised to bring some foreign currency for the first days spending. USD or EUR can be exchanged for DKK in Copenhagen Airport.
Fellows whose period of residence in Denmark exceeds 2 months:
1. Monthly Allowance DKK 6,483.-
You will receive a personal allowance of DKK 6,483.- per full month. Additional days will be calculated at DKK 216.- per day. Accommodation, including heating, water and electricity, is paid by Danida Fellowship Centre. The allowance covers food, clothes, medicine, spectacles, dental visits, daily transport and pocket money.
2. Arrival Allowance DKK 2,432.-
On first arrival you will receive an allowance of DKK 2,432.- to cover all costs in connection with your move to Denmark, including clothing for the cold climate.
3. Departure Allowance DKK 2,432.-
On final departure from Denmark you will receive an allowance of DKK 2,432.- to cover packing and transport of excess luggage, customs clearance, handling, and other costs in the country of permanent residence.
4. Spouse Allowance DKK 2,315.- per Month (for fellows whose period of residence in Denmark lasts 12 consecutive months or more)
You will receive a spouse allowance of DKK 2,315.- per month if joined by your spouse for a short visit, as described on page 13. Additional days will be calculated at DKK 77.- per day.
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Fellows whose period of residence is less than 2 months:
1. Daily Allowance DKK 298.-
You will receive a daily allowance of DKK 298.-. Accommodation, including heating, water and electricity, is paid by Danida Fellowship Centre. The allowance covers food, clothes, medicine, spectacles, dental visits, daily transport and pocket money.
Please note: Arrival and departure allowances are incorporated in the above mentioned allowances.
2. Extended Daily Allowance DKK 387.-
If accommodation is provided in a hotel without kitchen facilities, Danida Fellowship Centre will pay for the hotel room (including breakfast) directly to the hotel, and you will receive a daily allowance of DKK 387.-.
3. Reduced Daily Allowance DKK 113.-
When following residential courses, where full board and lodging are provided, you will receive a daily allowance of DKK 113.-.
Fellows on Fieldwork in Developing Countries:
During the fieldwork period you may receive an allowance which will be dependent on the cost of living in the respective country.
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HOME VISITS OR VISITS BY SPOUSE
Fellows whose period of residence in Denmark is less than 12 months:
If your period of residence in Denmark is less than 12 months, it will not be possible for DFC to assist you in bringing your spouse or family to Denmark.
Fellows whose period of residence in Denmark lasts 12 consecutive months or more:
(Please note that the study programme and the period of residence in Denmark is not necessarily the same. The period of residence is defined as the actual stay in Denmark.)
If your period of residence in Denmark lasts 12 consecutive months or more, DFC will assist with one of the following options:
1. Home Visit
You may visit your home country. The time of the visit must be agreed upon with Danida Fellowship Centre and the place of study. The visit cannot exceed 1 month and must be of at least 14 days’ duration. It cannot take place after completion of the studies in Denmark.
Danida Fellowship Centre will pay the return air ticket and you will continue to receive the monthly allowance.
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2. Visit by Spouse in Denmark
Your spouse may visit Denmark, provided that it is possible to share your room. The visit cannot exceed 2 months and should be of at least 14 days’ duration. Danida Fellowship Centre should be notified at least 3 months prior to the proposed arrival. Danida Fellowship Centre will pay the return air ticket and - while in Denmark - a spouse allowance (see page 10, paragraph 4) and insurance. Danida Fellowship Centre will issue a ‘Letter of Invitation’ to your spouse as well as a Tryg Insurance Certificate.
Please note that the above option is for spouses only.
Thus your children cannot accompany your spouse.
For each 12 additional consecutive months exceeding the first year (included in one period of residence) one of the above options will be available.
Time and duration of home visit/spouse visit must be agreed upon with Danida Fellowship Centre and the place of study.
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HEALTH
Declaration of Health
You must submit a Medical Report and a Report by an examining Medical Doctor/General Practitioner/Recognised Hospital. These forms are enclosed with the Letter of Acceptance and may also be downloaded from Danida Fellowship Centre’s web site.The forms must be forwarded to the Danish Embassy at least one month before departure, but not earlier than 4 months before departure. The grant is conditional upon submission of the Declaration of Health.
Any changes in your health conditions (e.g. pregnancy) after submission of the Declaration of Health must be fully reported by a Medical Doctor to Danida Fellowship Centre.
If the stay in Denmark is shorter than 2 weeks no Declaration of Health is necessary.
Health Insurance
A. Fellows whose period of residence in Denmark is less than 3 months
You are covered by Danida's Health Insurance. Please carry the Tryg Insurance Certificate while in Europe.
B. Fellows whose period of residence in Denmark is more than 3 months
If the period of residence in Denmark exceeds 3 months, you are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme. Upon arrival you will be registered at the local office of the National Registration (Folkeregisteret), and a health insurance card (sygesikringsbevis) will be issued shortly after arrival.
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The physician indicated on the insurance card should be consulted in the event of illness, and the card must be produced when consulting the physician, a dentist or a hospital. It is advisable to carry the health insurance card at all times.
The National Health Insurance Scheme covers medical treatment offered by the physician or hospital. However, the cost of prescribed medicine and dental treatment is only partially covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme. Danida Fellowship Centre does not cover the difference (please see Fellowship Allowances, page 9).
Specialists may be consulted if referred to by the National Health Insurance physician.
Costs of vaccination, physiotherapy and spectacles are not covered by the National Health Insurance and must be paid by you.
Emergencies
If a physician is needed outside opening hours:
1. Call the emergency physician (Lægevagten).
Danida Fellowship Centre or the place of study will provide the telephone number of Lægevagten.
or
2. Go to the Emergency Room (Skadestuen) of the nearest hospital.
Serious Illnesses
In case of serious illness, accidents or similar which may render you unable to complete the study programme, Danida Fellowship Centre in consultation with the place of study may decide to discontinue or suspend your study programme.
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INSURANCE
In addition to the health insurance schemes mentioned under HEALTH, section A and B, you are covered by Danida's insurance for accident, third party liability, and theft of personal effects during your stay in Denmark.
Danida Fellowship Centre or the place of study will provide further information about insurance matters.
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ADDRESSES
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Danida (Danish International Development Assistance)
Address Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2, Asiatisk Plads
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Telephone +45 3392 0000 - at all hours
Telefax +45 3254 0533
E-mail um@um.dk
Web site www.um.dk
Office hours Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Danida Fellowship Centre
Address Danida Fellowship Centre
22, Hostrupsvej
DK-1950 Frederiksberg C
Denmark
Telephone +45 3536 1322
Telefax +45 3536 2095
E-mail dfc@dfcentre.dk (for official correspondence only)
Web site www.dfcentre.com
Office hours Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed

Danida Scholarships FAQ For Danida Fellowship Centre

Q How do I get to Danida Fellowship Centre?
A The Centre is located on a street called Hostrupsvej. The easiest way to get there is to take bus #29 from the Town Hall Square or from Vesterport Station. The bus should have Vanløse, Ålekistevej as its final destination. It stops in the very near vicinity of the Centre at Hostrupsvej 22.
Another possibility is to take the Metro from Nørreport Station (destination Vanløse) and get off at Frederiksberg Station. From the station there is a 5 minutes walk to the Centre.

Q What is the level of prices in Denmark?
A In Denmark, the level of prices is relatively high. However, the fellow's allowance is sufficient to maintain a decent living standard.

Q What should the fellow bring to Denmark?
A It is a good idea for the fellows to bring a national dress, CDs with music or musical instruments for entertainment during their stay in Denmark. If there are some special spices that are needed for cooking, it could be a good idea to bring them as they might not be readily available in Denmark.

Q What language is spoken in Denmark?
A Denmark has its own language - Danish, but many Danes also speak English, especially young people. These days, English is taught in school from the 4th grade and onwards. However, among the elderly, there is a substantial number who do not speak any English.

Q Is the tap water drinkable?
A Yes, the tap water is drinkable everywhere in Denmark. This means that it is also safe to eat raw vegetables, salads, etc. which have been rinsed under running water.

Q Is there any dangerous wildlife in Denmark?
A Not really - the biggest carnivore is the badger (average size: 80 cm in length and 10 kg in weight). It is rarely seen as it hunts during the night and because it avoids people. The mosquitoes in Denmark do not carry malaria. Quite a lot of dogs are held as pets in Denmark, and almost all of them are well trained. There are very few natural dangers in Denmark.

Q How much crime is there in Denmark?
A The crime rate in Denmark is low. It is safe to walk the streets at night. However, fellows should always lock the door when leaving their room. If they are accommodated at ground floor level, they should also leave windows shut.

Q Will fellows be able to meet the Queen of Denmark?
A There will be no formal arrangements to this effect. However, since the Queen of Denmark walks the streets like an ordinary citizen, a fellow might just bump into her somewhere.

Q Are Danish girls and women 'easy'?
A In general, Danes have a relaxed attitude towards the body and towards sexuality. Fellows will notice this on the streets, in shops, on beaches, in parks, in the Arts, on television, etc. This should by no means be thought of as an invitation to make advances on a girl or a woman, based only on the fact that she dresses or acts in, what the fellow might regard as a provocative or inviting manner. If a fellow does make advances, it is very important to stress that in Denmark a "no" means "no", it is every girl's or woman's right to say "no", and, under all circumstances, a "no" is to be respected.

Q Are Danes a religious people?
A Although more than 90% of the Danish population is members of the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, Danes cannot be said to be a very religious people. The Church is mainly used for baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals. Only a small minority attends church on a regular basis. Other denominations are primarily found in the larger cities. Services held in English can also be found in the larger cities.


Danida Scholarships For Development Research

Call for Applications 2011 – Development Research

Within the framework of Danish development assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark hereby invites applications for research grants related to development research.

1. Objectives of the support to development research

The objective of the support is to generate knowledge in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development assistance to reduce poverty and support sustainable development.

Grants will be awarded to research projects generating new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the developing countries and relevant to Denmark’s development assistance. Furthermore, it is important that the research contribute to the research capacity building in developing countries.

2. Research themes for 2011

The themes as described with each their headline should explicitly and to the greatest extent possible be addressed and accommodated in the application. The implication is that for Theme 1, the impact of the research proposed should explicitly be linked to the issue of Climate and Climate Change, while for Theme 2 the focus is on Economic Growth and for theme 3 on Fragile States and how the research proposed may contribute to an improved understanding of factors affecting peace and stability. The text following each theme provides indicative examples only.

In 2011, the following research themes are of particular interest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of their relevance to development.

Theme 1: Climate, energy and sustainable use of natural resources

It is generally recognized that poor communities in developing countries will be significantly affected by climate change and by global policies to mitigate effects in the near future. Temperature increases and altered patterns of rainfall, as well as extreme events, will have an influence on livelihoods, the sustainable use of natural resources and management strategies. At the same time, increasing access to energy in both cost effective and climate friendly ways is a major challenge for many developing countries.

Relevant research areas could include investigation of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Both socio-economic and ecological aspects of climate change could be targeted by studies. Areas of special interest are: i) analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation in relation to improved management of natural resources. This may include climate friendly and sustainable increases in food, fiber and feed production and equitable policies and methods to preserve and increase carbon in soil and vegetation; ii) analysis of climate friendly energy production and consumption, with a particular view to e.g. the resource demands; the role played by small and medium sized private enterprises in the sector; the development of bio-fuels and related products; research into energy savings and the development and adoption of low emission, renewable energy technologies.

Theme 2: Economic growth, employment and property rights

Understanding the economic performance in many developing countries requires more knowledge about the role of the state and the private sector in fostering sustained pro-poor growth and development as well as improving capabilities of policy-making and implementation. What are the drivers of private sector development and which growth models are appropriate in different contexts? What drives entrepreneurs and how can their shift from the informal to the formal sector be supported? What are the specific constraints they face with regards to property rights, access to the financial sector, rule of law, etc?

Increasing agricultural productivity and development of agribusiness can play a significant role in economic growth and as driver of change. Agricultural and agribusiness development can also have an important influence on poverty reduction, including through creating jobs for young men and women. Again, the issue of property rights is key to promote productivity and investments.

Relevant areas of research could be how government support and maintain a framework for inclusive and sustained economic growth based on the private sector, including agriculture and agribusiness. Issues could include how governments can facilitate a better business environment, including regulatory services, property rights, commercial law and a stable and predictable investment climate, and how governments can promote access to financial services, skills development, appropriate technology and local and international markets. Research in development and adoption of production and market strategies to increase the financial revenue of small holders in the private sector in order to improve their livelihood is also of relevance in this context.

Theme 3: Fragile states, conflict and civil society

The fragility of states, civil society and livelihoods are issueswhich are closely interlinked and which in conflict and post-conflict situations constitute a huge challenge in the attempt to secure sustainable peace and stability, growth, and good governance, both in a national and regional context. This can be seen in African countries like Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, and in Asian countries such as Burma, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in the Middle East, and in The Palestinian Territories.

Applications may in conflict and post-conflict situations address the interrelatedness between state fragility, conflict and the role of civil society, taking a social, political and/or economic point of departure. Focus could be on positive and negative impacts on development issues of efforts to reconstitute political authority and legitimacy while defending rights and maintaining a certain level of service delivery within civil society. Such analysis would i.a. involve issues such as state formation, civil society, economic growth, human rights, poverty and social inequality. Similarly, issues related to migration, health care issues, livelihoods and strengthening community resilience in fragile states through disaster risk reduction may also be addressed.

3. Types of grants

Applications can only be submitted by an organisation, such as a governmental institution, business enterprise or private organisation in Denmark. The main applicant must be attached to the Danish organisation, which will be responsible for the approved project.

Applications must be:

Larger strategic research programmes (> DKK 5 million) with substantive elements of capacity building and with focus on national priorities and ownership in developing countries.

In addition, a limited number of individual PhD and post-doc applications covering a single researcher can be funded. In 2011 the amount available for individual research projects will be limited to around 10 mill. DKK and applicants applying for PhD grants are recommended to provide proof of co-funding arrangements.

All larger strategic research applications will to go through a prequalification process.

Deadline for prequalification applications for larger strategic projects will be Wednesday December 8, 2010 at 12.00 noon. The conclusions of the prequalification process will be known before the end of January 2011.

Deadline for larger strategic prequalified projects will be Friday March 18, 2011 at 12.00 noon.

Deadline for individual PhD and post-doc applications will be Friday February 11, 2011 at 12.00 noon.

Priority will be given to larger strategic research projects/programmes with joint collaboration between several Danish institutions and partners in the South and to applications where PhD educations and post-doc projects are incorporated into larger research programmes.

In the assessment of the quality of the applications, individual PhD and post-doc as well as larger strategic applications, the innovative nature of the research will be central.

For larger research projects, grant applications may generally be submitted for phases of 3-5 year durations.

PhD educations to students from partner countries can only be supported if they are part of a larger strategic project and are enrolled at an institution in their own country, as described in the guide to applicants.

4. Application requirements

Grants under theme 1 and 2 will only be awarded to research programmes with developing countries below the GNI threshold set by the World Bank (USD 2630 per capita 2009) and will primarily be awarded towards research in Danish partner countries.

Grants under theme 3 can also be awarded to non-partner countries but only to countries where Denmark supports other types of development activities.

The main applicant researcher (except for individual PhD applicants, see below) must at the time of submitting the application hold a PhD or equivalent qualification. Applications for individual PhD projects must have completed a Masters degree at the time of submitting the application.

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has outsourced the administration of the support to development research to Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC). The requirements regarding the applications as well as the application procedure, formats and assessment criteria are described in the guide to applicants.


The application should be submitted electronically before the abovementioned deadlines to the Research Unit, Danida Fellowship Centre at email: research@dfcentre.dk.

Questions concerning the application procedures may also be directed to this e-mail address.

5. Assessment criteria

In assessing the applications, importance will be on the factors in the application requirements as described in guide to applicants. The FFU applies the 3 criteria used by the Danish Council for Strategic Research – 1) the quality of the research, 2) its relevance and 3) the potential effect of the research. The three criteria are more specified in the application guide.

6. Application processing

No later than three weeks after receipt of the application, the main applicant will receive an acknowledgement giving a schedule for the processing of the application.

Applications will be rejected without substantive consideration if the deadlines and requirements set out in this Call for Applications and guide are not met, including if the application form is not completed correctly or if supporting documents are missing, cf. § 4 (2) of Executive Order No. 864 of 27 August 2008 on the funding function of the Danish Council for Independent Research, the Danish Council for Strategic Research and the Danish Research Coordination Committee.

All eligible applications will be assessed by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research.

Applications for pre-qualification will not be subject to an external reviewing process but will be assessed by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research.

For prequalified larger strategic applications, external international reviewers will be used followed by part-consultation and they will be forwarded for evaluation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Larger strategic applications not being prequalified cannot apply again under this call as individual PhD or post-doc.

All applicants can expect to learn the outcome of their application within the third quarter of 2011, so that the funded projects can be initiated at the turn of the year 2011/2012.


Branch Network Manager

Job Title: Branch Network Manager

Vacancy: Branch Network Manager
REPORT TO: Chief Operations Officer
Location: Rwanda
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

Purpose of the Role:

To support the Chief Operations Officer in ensuring that Branches run efficiently, coordinating all administration tasks, to monitor and report on a day to day operations, training and Branches' performance; anlyse Branches' operational activities and manage corrective actions when needed; to implement programs to ensure attainment of business plan for growth and profit.

Duties and Responsibilities;

* Ensure operational controls cover all branches key activities.
* Assess branches' operations.
* Ensure timely remedial actions are taken and follow up on recommendations' implementations.
* Assist branches in the implementations process.
* Assist operational branch staff.
* Generation of sound statistics and analysis of branches performance and operational efficiency to help the Chief Operations Officer and Business Development Managers in strategic decision making process and/or strategies/objectives setting and adjustments.









Necessary Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills;

* Degree from a recognized University with a bias towards accounting with at least four years progressively responsible experience.
* At least two years management or supervisory experience.
* Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of accounting , knowledge of operational risk and control processes and procedures in banks.
* Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
* Ability to schedule and direct the activities of other staff in accomplishing the goals of the department, and review work in progress and upon completion.
* Good knowledge of Human Resource Management principles and practices.

How to Apply:

Applications clearly indicating the vacancy with curriculum vitae and academic qualifications copies should be addressed and sent to the;

General Manager, NFT Consult, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box 5595, Tel: +250 0252 570099,+250 (0) 785 119453 OR

Send email to; rwjan11jobs@nftconsult.com (Ensure you indicate the Job Title i.e "Branch Network Manager" in your subject line, ONLY MS word applications or PDF files will be considered).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 25th/1/2011

Teller

Job Title: Teller

Vacancy: Bank Teller
Location: Rwanda
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

Job Purpose:

To provide efficient and accurate over the counter services to customers projecting a professional and warm imagine.

Key Responsibilities:

* Accurately receiving and paying out to customers following laid down procedures.
* To serve customers swiftly avoiding any errors and ensure that transaction time is reduced on average 2 minutes.
* To provide a first class service experience to the customer.
* Cross sell other Bank Products in support of increasing the Bank's business.
* Major customer contact point (Front Door of the Bank)





Necessary Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* Personality Integrity.
* Complete secondary education as a minimum to advanced level.
* Strong Customer Service Orientation.
* Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
* Good Product Knowledge and how to sell them.
* Numerate and basic Computer knowledge.
* Patient and able to remain calm when under pressure.
* Must be consistently accurate.
* Should speak two, preferably three languages; French , English and Kinyarwanda.

How to Apply: Applications clearly indicating the vacancy with curriculum vitae and academic qualifications copies should be addressed and sent to the;

General Manager, NFT Consult, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box 5595, Tel: +250 0252 570099,+250 (0) 785 119453 OR

Send email to; rwjan11jobs@nftconsult.com (Ensure you indicate the Job Title i.e "Bank Teller" in your subject line, ONLY MS word applications or PDF files will be considered).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Title: 2011-01-21

Bank Jobs in Kigali Rwanda

Job Title: Business Development Managers (2 positions)

Vacancy: 2 Business Development Managers
REPORT TO: Retail Network Business Manager
Location: Rwanda
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

Purpose of the Role

To develop and implement marketing and product strategies that will support the Retail Bank's drive for business growth while underpinning the Bank's objectives of superior service, increased brand equity and sustainable superior profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities;

* Active participation in development of new products in line with the Bank's strategic plan (e.g. Debit Cards/ATM's, Customer Loans, Home Loans, Insurance related products, Special Personal Saving/Budgeting schemes, Credit Cards).
* Ensure high level of customer service to ensure customer's loyalty and retention.
* Sale, Re-launch and enhancement of existing of bank's product to enable business growth.
* Active participation in marketing direct campaigns; ensure success of newly launched products and the development of the Bank's brand.
* Ensure operational efficiency.
* Monitoring competitor activity and conceiving counter strategies on an ongoing basis .
* Continuously supporting the Bank's brand development initiatives.
* Personally initiate at least 5 new product sales or relationships per week.


Necessary Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills;

* Completed Secondary Education to Advanced level. Probably a degree or similar qualification preferably in Marketing and Business Studies.
* 2 years Retail marketing experience including previous success in leading a Sales team and product launches.
* Speak 2, preferably 3 languages; English, French and Kinyarwanda.
* Understands what constitutes good customer service.
* Excellent product knowledge and associated selling and cross selling skills.
* Good understanding of banking law, BNR regulations and BCR practice and procedures.
* Analytical, numerate and computer literate plus good with words.
* Good project Management skills and disciplines.
* Good organizational and motivational skills.

How to Apply:

Applications clearly indicating the vacancy with curriculum vitae and academic qualifications copies should be addressed and sent to the;

General Manager, NFT Consult, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box 5595, Tel: +250 0252 570099,+250 (0) 785 119453 OR

Send email to; rwjan11jobs@nftconsult.com (Ensure you indicate the Job Title i."Business Development Manager" in your subject line, ONLY MS word applications or PDF files will be considered).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 25th/1/2011

Banking Jobs In Rwanda, Kigali

Job Title: Recruitment Manager

Vacancy: Recruitment Manager
Location: Rwanda
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

The Recruitment Manager will work with line managers within the organization but also with external agencies such as partners & potential candidates. The recruitment manager will be responsible for recruitment and development programmes to aide the company.

Duties include:

* Providing professional support and advice on recruitment to line and departmental managers.
* Managing the recruitment and selection through including interviews, psychometric tests, personality questionnaires, screening application forms and short listing applicants.
* Preparing job descriptions and person specifications.
* Designing/revising application forms and recruitment notices and recruitment material e.g brochures etc.
* Developing creative recruitment solutions in attracting the appropriate level and quality of staff.
* Keeping up to date with current employment legislation and ensuring that line managers are effectively briefed on any re;levant changes.
* Training staff in interviewing techniques and on the role of the assessor at a selection center.
* Supervision of the maintenance of an active and organized data bank of applicants for various positions.
* Responsible for recruitment budget.


Necessary Qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree in relevant field.
* 2 years in a busy similar environment.
* Strong Interpersonal, communication and reporting skills.
* Must be computer literate with knowledge of word, power point and excel.
* Must have command of English and knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is of added advantage

How to Apply:

Applications clearly indicating the vacancy with curriculum vitae and academic qualifications copies should be addressed and sent to the;

General Manager, NFT Consult, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box 5595, Tel: +250 0252 570099,+250 (0) 785 119453 OR

Send email to; rwjan11jobs@nftconsult.com (Ensure you indicate the Job Title i.e "Bank Teller" in your subject line, ONLY MS word applications or PDF files will be considered).


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Deadline: 2011-01-21

Jobs in LEO Telecom - Burundi, Bujumbura

Job Title: Financial Controller

Vacancy: Financial Controller
REPORT TO: Financial Director
Location: Burundi
Country: Burundi
Job Description (Duties):

Our Client is a Leading Telecommunications Company in Burundi and is seeking to recruit a Financial Controller.

JOB PURPOSE;

Managing the day to day operation of the Finance department and its associated functions. As well as lead the Company's Financial Accounting , reporting and to ensure they are carried out efficiently , effectively and in line with best practices.

DUTIES;

* Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the Company's Finances.
* Directs budget and cost controls.
* Responsible for management of financial analysis, accounting practices and reports.
* Supervise preparations of financial statements.
* To develop and control a centralized accounting system to ensure that accounts are effectively managed.
* Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommend changes that will improve the Company's financial performance and financial controls.
* Act as the main point of contact to external auditors in coordination of audits.
* Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and that group policies are followed.


Necessary Qualifications:

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

* BA in Finance/Accounting from a recognized University.
* ACCA, CPA or its equivalent is required.
* Minimum 7 years work experience in the Financial field.
* Must be knowledgeable and current with regulations and compliance policies affecting the industry in Burundi.
* Proven tract record of previous managerial experience in a similar position.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
* Good leadership and supervisory skills.
* Fluent in French with good command of English.

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 - Rwanda, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda.
Tel: +250 252570099, +250 0755335419, +250 0785119453, +25779300660

If applying online, please send an email to leojobs@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: 25th/1/2011

Employment In Uganda Banks- Relationship Manager-Oil Specialist Job Vacancy

Job Title: Relationship Manager-Oil Specialist

Vacancy: Relationship Manager - Special Sectors
REPORT TO: Head of Strategy and Innovation
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for developing, growing and maintaining a portfolio in specialized sectors (e.g Oil and Agribusiness) by bringing in leads, courting prospective clients' relationship and offering them attractive service packages with an end result of achieving the Bank's objectives.

DIMENSIONS;

Achieved agreed customer revenue, risk adjusted income and total client return targets i.e grow the Bank's income as agreed per annum.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

* Portfolio growth:- Develop and maintain a new asset and liability portfolio of specialized sectors through fresh, cross and deep selling.
* Relationship Management:- Manage the performance of an allocated/built customer portfolio in order to maximize loyalty and customer satisfaction.
* Analysis:- Study the industry and specific allocated sectors. e.g the Oil Sector - Looking at a portfolio of Oil Companies, investors and their supply chain through economic reports, daily updates on the petroleum financial market conditions and conducing market intelligence research with the view of advising management on the best financial instrument to improve the Bank's market position for both on-the-spot and long-term business strategies.
* Portfolio Quality:- Ensure quality portfolio through regular customer visits, monitoring timely repayments, renewals and take proactive approach to deal with the poor performing assets.

COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
INTERNAL;

* Manager Strategy and Innovation
* Manager Research and Innovation
* Product Development Officer
* Various working committees e.g Product Development Committee etc
* All staff through various internal communication processes (email, intranet, staff presentations etc)

EXTERNAL;

* Existing and potential Customers
* Special Sector Association and Clients





Necessary Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

* University Degree (Business related) with at least 3 years Sales and Marketing working experience.
* Experience in and a good understanding of Trends in Special Sectors like Oil, Agri Business, e.t.c
* Understanding of varied banking product solutions and ability to recommend new products for development in relation to customer feedback received through relationship management.
* Selling skills (to new business, cross selling to all business lines)
* Ability to analyze business risks.
* Effective interpersonal communication with proven ability to function well in a multidisciplinary team setting.
* Relationship building and team management is key to the role and the candidate must have experience of developing team objectives and ensuring team direction.
* Ability to conduct research and identify opportunities in Special Sectors.

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: 25th/1/2011

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