Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator Job Vacancy

Job Title: Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator
Sector: Gender Based Violence
Location: Uganda
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Description

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

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

Scope of the position:
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of the IRC’s WPE program in Uganda. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Programs, s/he is expected to lead in planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the IRC’s WPE program initiatives while supporting the integration and mainstreaming of women’s and girls’ issues across sectors. S/he will directly supervise a national staff team and one expatriate volunteer. The incumbent will be based in Moroto, in the Karamoja sub-region. S/he will be expected to travel at least 50% of the time.

Responsibilities:

* Ensure that projects are designed, managed and implemented according to pre-established work and budget plans and that program decisions are evidence based;
* Ensure that WPE projects are accountable to beneficiairies by achieving all project outcomes;
* Work in partnership with civil society and the government of Uganda, with a focus on building their capacity;
* Provide technical assistance to coordinators of other IRC sectors (health, peacebuillding, children and youth and economic recovery) to increase their gender responsiveness;
* Represent the IRC at district and national level meetings; serve as a resource in the sector; and
* Provide leadership to WPE business development efforts in Uganda, including conceptualizing new projects, developing proposal documents and meeting with donors.

Requirements:

* Masters degree in Development, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant discipline;
* At least three years of international program management experience;
* Experience in supervising national staff with a strong commitment to staff capacity development;
* Skills in project conceptualization and design and successful fundraising experience with European and USG donors; and
* Excellent written and verbal skills in the English language.

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




IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To Apply
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1

CWG - IT Engineers Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: CWG - IT Engineers

Vacancy: IT Engineers
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

* Ability to grasp new ideas.
* Able to work out of station.
* Ability to work out of normal office hours.


Necessary Qualifications:

* Degree in Computer Science or any other IT related degree. (Preference is for Honours degree-but not a must)
* Server configuration skills with either Oracle/Sun/IBM/Dell/HP.
* Some experience or knowledge of the either of the following storage solutions, Netapp, Oracle/ Sun, EMC, Hitachi.
* Some working knowledge of databases such as Oracle.
* Good working experience with Cisco switching, routing and IP telephony.
* Experience with Microsoft Enterprise operating systems and Applications(Window Server, Exchange Server, CRM, Sharepoint e.t.c)
* Strong technical ability combined with the ability to effectively communicate with all organizational levels.
* Excellent presentation skills and customer facing skills.

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: 2011-01-25

Network Support Engineer Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Bandwidth Cloud Services-Network Support Engineer

Vacancy: Network Support Engineer
REPORT TO: Director of Networks
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Brief Description:

The Network support engineers function is to liaise with other teams within the Company and first level support from clients to give a 24/7/365 support to all IP Support clients.

Responsibilities:

* Manage relationship with customers' technical department personnel.
* Manage and configure all microwave equipment.
* Manage all client graphs.
* Actively monitor all network elements.
* Perform first level trouble shooting.
* Perform gateway troubleshooting.
* Provision/integrate INTERNET links for clients on routers.
* Assist in generating weekly and monthly reports.
* Attend service review sessions with customers.
* And any other duties as assigned.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

* Daily report and weekly reports.
* Review of daily tickets.
* Feedback from customer support and clients.
* Review from meetings.


Necessary Qualifications:

* Minimum University degree in the relevant field from a recognized University.
* Relevant certifications will be an added advantage
* 2 yrs in an ISP, mobile operator or network equipment vendor.
* Experience in configuration and installation of microwave links desired.
* Desire to acquire knowledge and progression.
* Willingness to take up desired tasks.

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: 25/1/2011

Jobs Vacancies in USA- Career Empoyment Opportunities

Job Title: RLDP - Leadership Program

Location: MA - Hanover Full/Part Time:
Full-Time


Responsibilities
Join the Premier Retail Leadership Development Program to accelerate your success. If you embrace new challenges, yearn for success and welcome the responsibility of leadership-why not accelerate your career at Verizon Wireless? Our Retail Leadership Development Program provides you award-winning training and the dynamic experience to move from entry-level to a supervisory role in just two years. You’ll begin your journey at Verizon Wireless in a retail store operations role learning the essential skills for success, such as: - Voice products and data knowledge - Inventory and financial controls - Solid customer relationship development - Accountability and compliance for customer transactions Now that you understand the essentials, you’ll be able to grow your earning potential in a sales position, where you’ll be responsible for the following: - Manage and exceed quota/revenue targets - Demonstrate equipment functions and network capability - Propose solutions that best benefit the company and the customer - Ensure customer satisfaction with every sale - Retain customer business - renew contracts, present data solutions, and offer accessories designed to enhance the Verizon Wireless experience Finally, you will have the opportunity to showcase your selling skills in a supervisory role working in one of our Alternative Distribution Channels. Here you’ll be required to: - Monitor daily store results to ensure sales, retention, and objective compliance - Supervise, educate and motivate a team of sales reps. to exceed quota goals - Comply with necessary merchandizing requirements - Complete monthly reporting and prepare for quarterly audits
Qualifications
Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will bring the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management/ Business Management
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to analyze customer needs, present solutions and add value through delivery of products and services
• Work well in a fast-changing environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking
• Effective sales, negotiation and closing skills
• Flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends
• Ambition, energy, and a desire to achieve and succeed
• Bilingual skills are a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

To Apply
https://careers.verizonwireless.com/

Deadline: 22/1/2011

Jobs in USA

Job Title: Rep-Retail Sales

Location: 3103 34th St, Lubbock, TX Full/Part Time:
Full-Time


Responsibilities
You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration, you need to consider a future as a Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative.

Your record is defined by meeting challenges head-on and always striving for excellence. And it’s that tireless drive, coupled with your strong interpersonal skills and natural instinct to see opportunities at every turn, that sets you apart – and makes you a perfect fit for our team.

Qualifications
We’re looking for someone who has what it takes to close sales, beat quotas and rack up commissions. You should have at least 1-2 years of sales experience in a commission environment. A college degree and bilingual Spanish skills are a definite plus. You must also be able to move throughout the store to actively engage customers, demonstrate products, and effectively execute the sales function. In return for your talent and dedication, we’ll proudly support you with comprehensive benefits worthy of the name Total Rewards, including: award-winning training, a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision from day one, 401(k), work-life programs, phone discounts, generous tuition assistance, and unlimited opportunities to maximize your career potential.

Take a giant leap toward a career for everything you are. Visit us at careersatverizonwireless.com.

Consultant- Consultancy Job Opportunities at UNDP in Uganda

National Consultant for Preparation of Project Document - Selected Strategies and Frameworks for Effective Implementation of Sustainable ENRM, CC Adaptation/ Mitigation and Disaster Risk Management in place, Kampala

Closing Date: Monday, 31 January 2011


Background

In April 2010 UNDP and the Government of Uganda (GOU) endorsed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010 -2014, a five year plan that guides the development and delivery of projects that respond to government priorities as stated in the National Development (NDP), and also to the outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance framework (UNDAF 2010-2014). The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth and Poverty Reduction (GPR).

Under the GPR component, the proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP Output: “Selected strategies and frameworks for effective implementation of sustainable ENRM, CC adaptation/ mitigation and Disaster Risk Management in place” which in turn will contribute to the Outcome “ Institutional frameworks and capacity for sustainable Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM), Climate Change (CC) adaptation and mitigation; and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in place.”

The NDP 2010/11- 2014/15 reported poor compliance with environmental policies, laws and regulations to address degradation of environment and natural resources and lack of policy legislation, regulation and guidelines for mainstreaming of climate change into development plans at all levels. The National Adaptation Plan of Action Uganda (NAPA) identifies limited awareness at all levels about the causes of climate change as well as the devastating impacts to socio-economic development plans and activities and weak institutional and coordinating mechanisms as some of the key challenges for the government in the area of climate change adaptation and mitgation.

In the proposed project, UNDP will support the review, harmonization and development of policies and strategies for environment and natural resources management, efficient biomass energy utilization, climate change adaptation/mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction.

In particular, the project will focus on the review of the national environment management policy; develop strategies for implementation of sustainable energy especially renewable energy, development of action plans for implementation of the national climate change adaptation/mitigation as well as the DRR policies. These interventions will include capacity development/support for the relevant institutions.

Scope of Work

The consultant is to prepare one project document with interventions will enable establishment of strategies and frameworks for the effective implementation of sustainable ENRM, CC adaptation/ mitigation and Disaster Risk Management.

The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

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

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders and build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010. Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

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

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultants will undertake the following activities

* Attend detailed briefing on the UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team.
* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP /UN programming.
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations.
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, Government, NGOs, development partners and private sector to ascertain priorities areas, on going interventions etc
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated output 2.3.1, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines.
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the output and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues like gender
* Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership.
* Make presentation of key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document.
* Make presentation at internal pre-PAC meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalization of project document.

Key Deliverables

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

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

Output

* Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract
* Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meetingis due 21 days after signing contract
* Draft project document is due 23 days after signing
* Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 25 days after signing
* Presentation of final draft of project document to PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing
* Final Project document is due 30 days after signing

Reporting Arrangements

The consultants will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants.

At the conclusion of each deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Technical competencies

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

Personal Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

National consultant

* Masters degree in Environment and Natural Resource Management or related field
* At least 7 years progressive work experience in area of Environment and Natural Resources Management and Climate Change adaptation, mitigation or Disaster Risk Reduction/ management
* Experience in project and programme formulation and management
* A good knowledge of the development context of Uganda
* Comprehensive experience in policy formulation and analysis and strategic planning

Application Procedure

UNDP invites eligible candidates to submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae.

One National Consultant Needed

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

To Apply
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=21203

National Consultant for Preparation of Project Document - Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Agriculture, Tourism and Trade Reviewed, Strengthened

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 31-Jan-11
Additional Category Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : SSA
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 07-Feb-2011
Duration of Initial Contract : 30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 30 working days


Background

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

Under the GPR component, the proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output ” Policy and regulatory frameworks for Agriculture, Tourism and Trade reviewed ,strengthened and or developed” which in turn contributes to outcome area on “Increased productivity, competitiveness and employment in Agriculture, Trade and Tourism sectors particularly benefitting women and youth.”

The NDP identified one of the constraints to the performance of the Agriculture and Tourism sectors as weak policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. In the Agriculture sector specifically, there is need to enhance sector policy formulation, planning and coordination in order to create an enabling environment for competitive investment in the sector. The NDP states that in the trade sector, there is need to establish or amend regulatory frame works governing trade and to promote policy synergies between the production and trade sectors so at to enhance the competitiveness of the private sector.

Under the output area, the proposed project will therefore support the review and strengthening and/ or design of appropriate policies and regulations in selected sectors that will enhance competiveness of local enterprises and their ability to trade; promote employment intensive growth and stimulate new markets for affordable goods and services. In addition the project will support capacity development measures for market regulatory and support institutions in the selected sectors.

Scope of Work

The consultant is to prepare one project document with interventions for the review, strengthening or development of policies and regulatory frameworks in the Agriculture, Tourism and Trade sectors that contribute to increased productivity, competitiveness and employment.

The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

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

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders and build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010. Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities

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

Key Deliverables

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

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

Output

  • Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract
  • Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meeting is due 21 days after signing contract
  • Draft project document is due 23 days after signing
  • Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 25 days after signing
  • Presentation of final draft of project document to PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing
  • Final Project document is due 30days after signing

Reporting Arrangements

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants.

At the conclusion of each deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultant will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Technical competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong leadership and task management competencies
  • Good communication and report writing skills in English.

Personal Competencies

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

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

The assignment will be a carried out by 2 national consultants with expertise below:

  • Masters degree in Economics, Business, Agriculture, Development Studies or related field
  • At least 7 years progressive work experience in area of trade/agriculture/tourism sector development and/or private sector development
  • Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management
  • A good knowledge of the development context of Uganda with focus on agriculture and trade
  • Comprehensive experience in policy formulation and analysis
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP programming is an added advantage

Application Procedure

UNDP invites eligible candidates to submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae.

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


To apply

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=21204


National Consultant: Preparation of Project Document- Functional And Inclusive Markets in Selected Sub Sector- Job Vacancy

Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT: PREPARATION OF PROJECT DOCUMENT -- FUNCTIONAL AND INCLUSIVE MARKETS IN SELECTED SUB SECTORS IN PLACE

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :31-Jan-11
Additional CategoryPoverty Reduction
Type of Contract :SSA
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
07-Feb-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days

Background

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

Under the GPR component, the proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output



Functional and inclusive markets in selected sub sectors in place” which in turn contributes to the outcome area on “Increased productivity, competitiveness and employment in Agriculture, Trade and Tourism sectors particularly benefitting women and youth.”

Weak market chains that are not pro-poor are a key challenge in Agriculture, Industry, Services and Tourism sectors which are defined in the Competitiveness and Investment Climate strategy 2006-2010 (CICS) as the key productive sectors to drive Uganda's competitiveness. At enterprise-level, the constraints include the lack of access to affordable and appropriate finance, lack of business and technical skills, poor access to market information, inappropriate technology and inefficient operations.

The NDP more specifically identifies some of the constraints in the Agricultural sector as weak value chain linkages between the production, processing and marketing of agricultural produce; weak marketing mechanisms especially in Northern Uganda to enable access and participation in input and output markets. The Tourism sector faces specific challenges of insufficient capacities especially in the areas of market development, lack of business skills and weak public and private institutional capacities; whilst the National Export strategy specifically identifies inadequate trade promotion and business support institutions to facilitate the development of domestic and international markets.

The proposed project will therefore support the design of interventions that address bottlenecks that prevent the establishment of inclusive product and service value chains including constraints to productivity, competitiveness, access to energy, entrepreneurial capacity, access to markets by micro and small producers and to new employment opportunities. Interventions will also be designed to engage the corporate private sector to promote innovative pro-poor business models including the creation of business linkages and advocacy for the alignment of resources in ways that contribute to the development of inclusive markets and the achievement of the MDGs. The project will support interventions that particularly benefit the women and youth and that will promote the use of environment friendly technologies.

Scope of Work

The consultant is to prepare one project document with interventions that contribute to the increased productivity, competitiveness and employment through the development of functional and inclusive markets in selected sub-sectors.

The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

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

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders and build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010. Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

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

Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project activities

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities

Attend detailed briefing on the UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team.

* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP /UN programming.
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations.
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, Government, NGOs, development partners and private sector to ascertain priorities areas, on going interventions etc
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated output 2.2.2, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines.
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the output and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues like gender
* Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership.
* Make presentation of key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document.
* Make presentation at internal pre-Project Appraisal Committee(PAC) meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalization of project document.

Key Deliverables

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

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

Output

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

Reporting Arrangements

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants.

At the conclusion of each deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Technical Competencies

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

Personal Competencies

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

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

The assignment will be a carried out by one international consultant and one national consultant .

This advertisement is for the National Consultant and the following skills and expertise are required:

* Masters degree in Economics, Business, Development Studies or related field
* At least 7 years progressive work experience in area of private sector development, poverty reduction, SME and/or value chain development
* Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management
* Experience in addressing MDGs and mainstreaming issues of gender, energy and environment
* A good knowledge of the development context of Uganda (Agriculture, Tourism, Trade)
* Experience in strategic planning

UNDP invites eligible candidates to submit their application and detailed curriculum vitea.

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

Consultant for Project Finance Toolkit Development Job Vacancy

Background

UNCDF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in LDCs through a variety of innovative approaches in both local development and microfinance. The organization offers a unique combination of investment capital, capacity building and policy and technical advisory services. UNCDF's local development programmes support national decentralization strategies and seek to improve social services, governance and pro-poor economic infrastructure at the local level by providing technical assistance and investment capital directly to local authorities. While UNCDF's microfinance programmes provide poor households and enterprises with enhanced access to a wide range of financial services, by promoting inclusive financial sectors and providing investment capital for financial institutions. UNCDF currently invests in 38 LDCs with a total programme portfolio amounting to approximately US$200 million.

UNCDF has recently launched a global programme pioneering an innovative approach to pro-poor local economic development (LED) through local government. This approach emphasizes the importance and leadership of local authorities in playing a positive role in the economic development of their localities. Local governments' role includes creating an enabling environment for business at the local level and making investments that unlock the potential of key productive sectors, towards greater employment generation and economic growth. Due to its many years of experience with local authorities, UNCDF is uniquely positioned to make a positive contribution in this important area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:

Job Title: Consultant for Project Finance Toolkit Development

Location: Kampala

Closing Date: Thursday, 03 February 2011

UNCDF is in the process of developing the set of guidelines, tools and methodologies that will be needed by local governments for performing the range of LED promotion tasks they are mandates to undertake.

A set of guidelines and their related tools and methodologies will enable local governments to;

  • Identify and develop high quality project profiles for priority interventions that will unlock the potential of local economies and contribute to equitable growth.
  • Identify potential sources of private sector finance that are available within a target country that can be leveraged for financing such priority interventions. Categorize such sources and define the modalities that could be used to tapping such resources and the prerequisites needed to gain access.
  • A concise overview and training programme to be used for providing local government officials and their local private sector counterparts and other economic actors with a basic understanding of the principles of the steps and approaches for project development, finance, implementation/commissioning and management/operation.

This request also expects that the selected vendor would perform the following related activities in the field at a selected pilot country where UNCDF is implementing one of its LED initiatives:

  • Work with the LED project team at the target country on reviewing the LED Strategies that have been developed by participating District Local Governments and utilize the tools described in item 1 above to develop the project profiles for prioritized interventions.
  • Utilize the methodology described in item 2 above to carry out an assessment of the private sector finance landscape in the target country and identify and categorize potential sources of finance and identify the most suitable modalities for tapping such sources and the prerequisites that will be needed for gaining access.
  • Conduct a 2 day training workshop at the target country utilizing the materials developed under item 3 described above. This workshop will be attended by 60 to 70 participants to be selected from among the personnel of local governments participating in the UNCDF LED program as well as a selection of private sector and economic development actors operating in target localities as well as at the national level.

The selected vendor will be expected to develop the methodologies and tools described above prior to departure to the field and in preparation for testing them on the ground. It is envisaged that the field segment of this assignment will be carried out over a period of two weeks during which, the vendor's team will receive the necessary facilitation and support from the UNCDF LED Team to enable the effective implementation of the field activities. While in country, it is expected that the vendor will further refine the tools based on the experience of applying them and should use generated lessons to modify and finalize the overall toolkit.

Deliverables:

The vendor shall produce the following deliverables:

  • Project Profile Methodology;

a. Project profile development methodology and structure

b. Apply the methodology in the field and develop 10 project profiles to be derived from existing District LED Strategies.

  • Methodology for scanning and categorizing private sector sources of finance for economic development interventions;

a. Methodology for scanning and categorizing sources of local private sector finance

b. Applying the scan of local private sectors sources of finance, categorization of identified sources and articulation of financing modalities and options for access

  • Overview of the principles of investment project identification, development, finance, and implementation;

a. Overview and training programme on the principles of project, identification, development, finance and implementation

b. Delivery of the training package in the field through a two day workshop.

Timeframe:

The selected Vendor will be expected to carry out the outlined tasks and to supply the deliverable over a period of 2 months to be concluded by end of April 2011.

Competencies

  • The selected vendor shall possess extensive experience in project development, project finance and project implementation as well as an in-depth and tested understanding of the financial market in developing and less developed states.
  • Experience in working with sub-national governments and in structuring finance options for such entities in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America will be critical.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Masters degree in economics, finance, business or public administration or related field.

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


New Unicef- United Nations Jobs in Uganda- Career Employment

Job Title:Hardware Production Assistant 2

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Closing date: 01 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda - Kampala

Purpose of Assignment:

Assist the Senior Engineer and the Hardware Production Assistant 1 in:

  • Ongoing care and maintenance of the Mbuya workshop
  • Maintaining safe working conditions in workshop
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all tools and equipment in Mbuya workshop
  • Production of the Digital Drum prototypes which will include but is not limited to: welding, cutting, machining, soldering, painting and other assembly-related duties
  • Possible tasks related to the installation of Digital Doorways at identified sites; basic training of on-site maintenance teams
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Engineer or T4D Unit Coordinator
  • Occasional travel may be required for site surveys, installation and maintenance of computers

Tasks 1.

Assist team in preparation of Digital Doorways for installation.

End Product/deliverables

All Digital Doorways to be installed are prepared for shipment.

Time frame.

End of month 1

Task 2.

Assist the Engineer and the Hardware Assistant 1 with completion of at least

one Community Computer prototype.

End Product/Deliverable

Operational Community Computer prototype.

Time Frame

End of month 2

Task 3.

Assist team in design and initial production work for community computer systems in Mbuya workshop.

End Product/Deliverables

Documentation of changes made to Community Computer system and required changes in shop procedure submitted to Senior Engineer.

Time Frame

End of month 3

Task 4.

Assist the Engineer and the Hardware Assistant 1 with completion of at least one Community Computer prototype.

End Product/Deliverables

Operational Community Computer prototype.

Time Frame

End of Month 4

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

Education and experience required:

  • Experience with manual repair and installation of structures (wood, metal etc); set up of basic electronics
  • Experience working with tools and in workshop environment
  • Willing to travel within Uganda (sometimes on short notice)
  • Residence in Kampala, Uganda, for duration of contract

How to apply

Submit your application by either:

(1) E-mailing a letter of interest and your CV to:

jobst4d@gmail.com or cayado@unicef.org

or

(2) Drop off 2 copies of the letter and CV at UNICEF offices, Kampala - front reception desk, Plot 9 George St - in an envelope labeled To: T4D and HR

Be sure to include your phone numbers.

Only applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline is 1 February 2011

Reference Code: RW_8D8GSF-92


UNICEF- United Nations Jobs in Kampala, Uganda- Career

Job Title: Hardware Production Assistant 1, T4D Unit

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Closing date: 01 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda - Kampala

Assist the Senior Engineer in:

* Ongoing care, maintenance and upgrading (as necessary) of Mbuya workshop
* Maintaining safe working conditions in workshop; training other workers in safe working conditions
* Maintenance and upkeep of all tools and equipment in Mbuya workshop
* Production of the Digital Drum prototypes which will include but is not limited to: welding, cutting,

machining, soldering, painting and other assembly-related duties

* Installation of Digital Doorways, Digital Drums, and other computers/kiosks at identified sites; basic

training of on-site maintenance teams

* Other duties as assigned by Senior Engineer or T4D Unit Coordinator
* Occasional travel may be required for site surveys, installation and maintenance of computers

Description of assignment: (provide detail and in quantitative terms, add pages if required)

Task 1

Installation and of at least 2 Digital Doorways; training of associated maintenance teams.

End Product/deliverables

Documentation of installation submitted to senior engineer and BE team.

Task 2.

Keep track of all inventory and keep updated inventory lists, of all equipment, including donated ICT equipment to be used, donated and distributed to partners.

End Product/Deliverables

Updated, complete and comprehensive inventory lists of all T4D equipment, that is to be used, donated and distributed.

Task 3.

Assist the Engineer with completion of at least one Digital Drum prototype

End Product/Deliverables.

Documentation of construction process and installation, submitted to senior engineer.

Task 4.

Assist in maintenance of and data collection from existing community computer installations to further refine and develop Community Computer initiative.

End Product/Deliverables

Documentation of maintenance procedures and recommendations for procedures going forward. Aggregation of all collected usage data for submission to Senior Engineer.

Task 5.

Assist Engineer with further refinement of Community Computer system based

on needs uncovered by initial installations.

End Product/Deliverables

Documentation of changes made to Community Computer system and required changes in shop procedure submitted to Senior Engineer.

Task 6.

Assist in the installation of secondary revisions of the Community Computer systems

End Product/Deliverables.

Documentation of construction process and installation, submitted to senior engineer.

Education and experience required:

* Experience with manual repair and installation of structures (wood, metal etc); set up of basic electronics
* Experience working with tools and in workshop environment
* Experience overseeing small teams of people, taking direction, and delivering results
* Willing to travel within Uganda (sometimes on short notice)
* Residence in Kampala, Uganda, for duration of contract

How to apply

(1) E-mailing a letter of interest and your CV to:

jobst4d@gmail.com/cayado@unicef.org

or

(2) Drop off the letter and CV at UNICEF offices, Kampala - front reception desk, 9 George St - in an envelope.

Be sure to include your phone numbers.

Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 1 February 2011.

Reference Code: RW_8D8GAM-26

nairobi.usembassy.gov/about-us/employment-opportunities

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Job Title: Chauffeur [2 positions]
Opening: January 20, 2011
Closing: February 2, 2011

Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week

Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-BB

Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-1015-3

(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).
The General Services Office (GSO) Motor Pool has openings for the positions of Chauffeur. The positions will be available immediately.

Basic Function:
The incumbent provides driver/chauffeur services driving passenger motor vehicles, trucks and buses for the motor pool or warehouse for the General Services Office in accordance with instructions received from the Motor pool supervisor and/or the Dispatcher.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.

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Qualifications Required:
NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information:
 Completion of high school is required.
 A minimum of five years of commercial driving experience is required. A valid and unexpired Kenyan commercial license, class B,C,E is also required.
 Level III English ability is required. Kiswahili Level II ability is also required.
 Must be familiar with Kenyan traffic laws and be familiar with the Nairobi area traffic patterns. Must be knowledgeable on vehicle operation and maintenance procedures. Must demonstrate, by road test at the time of interview, skills in handling vehicles and ability to drive defensively to avoid accidents and personal injuries.
 Must have knowledge of MS word.

Selection Process:
WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER (USEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATES SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.
Additional Selection Criteria:
 Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
 Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
 Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
 Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
 Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
 Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.
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To Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) found on: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/emplyform.pdf
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
The Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621
Nairobi, Kenya.
POINT OF CONTACT
Telephone: 254-2-363-6091
FAX: 254-2-363-6097

The U.S. Mission in Nairobi provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
Employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
Political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to
achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity
enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied
Equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such
complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for
prohibited personnel practices,
and/or courts for relief.

Current United Nations (UN) Jobs In Kenya- Career Opportunity

Job Title: Project Manager, Constitution-Making Support Project (DPF Post), Nairobi
Closing Date: Thursday, 03 February 2011

Background

Since 2004, UNDP in collaboration with a Consortium of international partners and the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) has provided technical support to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia on the drafting of a Federal Constitution. The original projected timeframe in the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC) of the Somali Republic, 2004, is to federate Somalia and for the Independent Federal Constitution Commission (IFCC) to produce a draft Constitution two and a half years from taking its oath of office and be adopted by a popular referendum during the final year of the five-year transitional period. The TFC also stipulates that a new Constitution be ratified and a new government established by August 20, 2011. Time, therefore, is critical for the project in order to provide sufficient support to enable transitional federal institutions (TFIs) to meet this critical milestone in the overall peace, state building and reconstruction process.

UNDP Somalia comprises three main clusters, namely, Rule of Law and Security (ROLS), Governance, and Recovery and Sustainable Livelihoods (RSL). The Somalia Constitution-Making Support Project (SCMSP) falls under the Governance cluster, and focuses on democratic governance with an overall objective to ensure that a new constitution for Somalia is prepared in a participatory manner, and that its implementation lays a foundation for a legitimate Federal Somali State.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the UNDP Governance Programme, the Project Manager for SCMSP will be responsible for providing and coordinating policy advice, technical assistance and programme development support to the constitutional process and other areas relevant ensuring transitional tasks. The incumbent will lead the implementation under the guidance of the Governance Programme Manager, and will be supported by strategic advisors and staff to support a draft that is context appropriate, realistic and Somali owned.

The incumbent will also be accountable for the achievement of project outputs and will coordinate discussions with government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, donors and other partners to the constitutional process, and will work closely with all stakeholders to mobilize donor support for the project.

In 2010, the project was scaled up substantially and is expected to continue through 2011 into the post-adoption, initial implementation phase. The SCMSP supported IFCC to finalize a Consultation Draft Constitution and a Critical Issues Question Guide based on extensive capacity building. Civic education initiatives are underway and should continue to scale based on targeted consultative constitution-making process in which the public is informed and public views are heard and incorporated to the extent possible.

The Project Manager supervises and leads a team of staff, experts, international and national consultants. The project Manager ensures that all activities are implemented in close cooperation with other Management Support, Business Development staff, Programme,, Operations and other Teams. The Project Manager maintains a network with colleagues from UNDP, UN Agencies, INGOs, Government officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

* Ensuring strategic direction of project operations, day to day management and delivery of the Project's components;
* Coordination of the Consortium of partners and strategic positioning of UNDP as a lead player in constitution building;
* Financial resources management;
* Human resources management; and
* Efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, programming, monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

1. Ensures the strategic direction of project operations focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Realization of project outputs through activities; provides direction and guidance to project teams and responsible parties; coordinates with UNPOS; coordinates Consortium Members and assures the overall direction and integrity of the project; identifies and obtains any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project.
* Project administration and liaison with any suppliers.
* Preparation of the project Annual Work Plan and all project reports and presents to the Programme Manager for review and decision-making.
* Programme operational coordination, ensuring that all partners collaborate and work well together, propose modifications of the plan to respond to changes in the Somali political and security situation, develop MOUs and contribute to tasks, roles and work plans. Provides leadership and cohesion to the field teams and ensure that the processes and systems developed to support the project are imparted to the key Somali stakeholders.
* Preparation of budgets and establishment of suitable monitoring mechanisms, collecting, maintaining and updating data relevant to the project, plan and coordinating the deployment of teams and other project activities. Undertakes regular monitoring and reporting on project progress and constraints; further monitors progress against the initial quality criteria and updates the plan as required; prepares and maintains monitoring spreadsheets of project activities.
* Management of a team of national and international consultants and subject matter experts.
* Monitoring and identification of project risks and update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risk Log. Keeps the Programme Manager and the Country Director abreast of emerging project issues and provides input to the Issues Log.

2. Ensures the overall coordination of the Consortium of partners and strategic positioning of UNDP as a lead player in constitution building focusing on the achievement of the following results:

* Guidance on options for the structure of the constitution-making process in response to changes on the ground, and facilitation of debate on these issues (e.g. how to bring into the process important interests such as the business community, elders and religious leaders).
* Development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national dialogue and civic education programme.
* Ensure the overall coordination of the Consortium of partners and position UNDP as a lead player and donor/resource focal point in constitution building
* Design, develop an action plan for ratification of the constitution and manage the programme to its completion
* In close coordination with other components of the Governance Programme, the design and develop a constitutional implementation programme, with focus on institutional development and capacity building.
* Contribute, in close collaboration and under the guidance of UNPOS and the UN Electoral Assistance Division, the design and development of an electoral support program
* Work closely with UNPOS and the donors to provide political facilitation as needed on key contentious issues (both of substance and of process). There will need to be ongoing political dialogue with the key players to ensure that the constitution-making process is successful, inclusive, participatory, and results in a realistic constitution (e.g. inclusion of women, need for consensus, encouraging key political players

3. Ensures effective and accurate financial resources management focusing on the achievement of the following results

* Accountable use of project funds.
* Oversight of financial management through Atlas, including purchase orders, requisitions and payments;
* provision of effective services to counterparts including fair and transparent procurement, efficient logistics and sound financial management;
* Oversight of all administrative, financial and budgetary aspects of the projects.
* Ensures that programme resources are used in a balanced way that confirms the application of the Human Rights Based approach and contributes to peace building;
* Is responsible for budgets and ensuring strict and consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations;

4. Ensures strategic human resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Project compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies.
* Optimal staffing of the project.
* Efficient recruitment processes.
* Support to CTA with performance management systems

5. Ensures efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, programming, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and representation focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Supports gathering of data/information for project monitoring and evaluation processes ensuring compliance with UNDP M&E requirements in reporting on programme results and progress towards outcomes.
* Assists in promoting dialogue and good practice among different stakeholders.
* Promote networking and knowledge sharing within UNDP and the UN System;

Impact of Results:

The above key results will contribute to the achievement of a context appropriate, realistic and Somali owned constitution as well as negotiated arrangements for the adoption of the draft constitution.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards
* Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
* Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
* Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

* Contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
* Builds knowledge in at least one practice areas, and shares
* Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on related issues
* In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
* Substantive knowledge on of constitution making processes

Development and Operational Effectiveness

* Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
* Ability to negotiate with donors and internal units; ability to identify and analyse trends, opportunities and threats to fund-raising
* Demonstrated capacity and substantial experience in dealing with policy, legal, legislative and strategic issues related to constitution making processes
* Proven track record in project management of a similar size and of a similar nature, in a post conflict environment
* Ability to apply RM and partnerships building theory to the specific country context
* Demonstrated experience in managing development projects dealing with aid coordination, aid effectiveness, political process strengthening and broader development and conflict issues. Excellent drafting and presentation skills
* Ability to plan and organize work programme
* Ability to work with minimum supervision
* Strong IT skills

Management and Leadership

* Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback
* Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation
* Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
* Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
* Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
* Substantial previous experience in working with senior government officials, donor representatives and civil society on policy and strategic issues.
* Demonstrated strong management, coordination and facilitation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* An Advanced university degree in law, political science, or related social science fields

Experience:

* Minimum 10 years of work experience with UN/UNDP or international/multilateral organizations in programme / project formulation and management and policy advice in the areas of constitution or law-making, governance, conflict resolution and negotiation/ political negotiation/mediation;
* Senior and relevant experience in constitutional development, electoral processes;
* Senior and relevant experience in civic education would be an asset;
* Working experience in Somalia/Africa/Arab countries/conflict zones would be an asset.

Language Requirements:

* Excellent command of written and spoken English.

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

Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Background

In October 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted the Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UN SCR 1325), which mandates the protection of, and respect for, the human rights of women and girls. It calls on all parties to armed conflict to take specific measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and sexual violence. By agreeing the resolution, the International Community recognizes that civilians, particularly women and children, account for the vast majority of those adversely affected by armed conflicts. The emphasis on women (and children especially girls) is also because world leaders have recognized that conflict and insecurity affect men and women differently with the heavier burden of conflict resting on women – where women are severely underrepresented in all spheres of peacemaking, peacekeeping, and recovery and reconstruction in all post-conflict contexts.

The resolution calls for the implementation of international humanitarian and human rights law, institutional arrangements to guarantee the protection of women and girls and their full participation in peace processes. It requests member states to increase the representation of women at all levels of decision making for prevention, management and resolution of conflict. It seeks to expand the role of women in field-based operations and supports the inclusion of a gender perspective in peacekeeping operations. Since the adoption of the UN SCR 1325 in 2000, a number of member states and other organizations as well as partnerships have endorsed its principles and Nations all over the world are developing national action plans to implement the resolutions.

2010 marked ten years since the UN SCR 1325. In recognition of the 10th anniversary and in response to the call in SCR 1325 urging 'consultation with local and international women's groups', the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM – now part of UN Women) in the month of June hosted a Global Open Day, Partnerships for Peace in post-conflict countries, as part of a UN Global Action. On this day, the offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) for Somalia opened their doors to consult with women peace leaders and peace advocates on women, peace and security. Over 50 women and over 20 men from all over Somalia participated at the event to express their needs and also to listen and respond to one-another. These consultations aimed to provide a space for Somali women's voices to emerge and to allow for the SRSG and the RC/HC to hear and respond to issues on women, peace and security.

The key outcome of this event was the establishment of the Somali Women's Task Force on 1325 (SWTF 1325) in Somalia in order to raise awareness, push for ratification, a comprehensive national action plan, and full implementation.

The SWTF 1325 requested UNIFEM's (Part of UN Women) East and Horn of Africa Regional Office to be the Secretariat and provide Secretariat as well as technical support. It is against this background that UN Women seeks to recruit the services of a Service Contract Holder at Service Contract Band 5 (SC10). UN Women reserves the right to recruit the position at a lower SC level, subject to final classification and based on the most qualified candidate's experience. The Service Contract position will report to the Deputy Regional Programme Director till a Country Programme Manager for Somalia is appointed.

The Service Contract position will contribute to the realization of UN Women's Strategic Outcomes as following in Somalia: Outcome 1: Increased number of national development strategies (including PRSs, SWAPs, post-conflict reconstruction strategies, and other nationally-owned plans) incorporate gender equality in line with national commitments to women's empowerment (e.g., MDGs, SC1325, etc.) and human rights (e.g., CEDAW and regional human rights commitments); Outcome 2: Increase in numbers of Constitutions and legal frameworks and processes – particularly those related to economic security and rights, women's care work, property and inheritance rights, trade, migration, ending VAW, and electoral and security sector reform – that promote and protect women's human rights and eliminate gender inequality; Outcome 5: Gender equality experts, advocates and their organizations and networks enhance their capacity and influence to ensure that there are strong gender equality dimensions in national laws, policies and strategies; and Outcome 8: Increased numbers and relevance of models of community-level initiatives for advancing women's human rights and eliminating gender inequality.

The Project Officer will work closely with the SWTF 1325 members, UN Women's Regional and Country Programme Office staff and non-staff, other UN agencies, CSOs and national counterparts to build cooperative relationships and establish the SWTF 1325 as an effective platform.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

* Provide strategic coordination and secretariat support services.
* Efficient technical and logistical services.
* Efficient delivery of responsibilities and results, as outlined below, of the Somali Women's Task Force on 1325 (SWTF 1325) and to ensure the effective functioning of the SWTF 1325 Secretariat.

1. Provide strategic coordination and secretariat support services focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Mobilise members of SWTF 1325 and support them with preparations for internal and external events.
* Produce, together with the SWTF members and the chair, results based and costed work plans and proposals as may be required assuring quality and consistency.
* Identify delivery issues in the SWTF and ensure effective coordination for redress of those issues.
* Work closely with the SWTF 1325 members, other UN agencies, CSOs and national counterparts to build cooperative relationships and establish the SWTF 1325 effective platform.
* Facilitate and disseminate internal and external communication and keep members abreast of their roles, responsibilities and/or obligations pertaining to participation, contributions, meetings, etc.
* Support, facilitate and production of all deliverables related to SWTF 1325 and coordinate the SWTF 1325's internal processes including lending assistance for the decision-making processes.

2. Ensures effective technical and logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Give technical assistance to the SWTF chair and members to support their objective and UN Women programme goals
* Provide technical expertise to SWTF 1325 when and as required by the work plan including providing guidance throughout all phases of implementation of the SWTF 1325 activities
* Provide technical support to individual and collective TF members on advocacy, presentation and representation.
* Support resource mobilization for the SWTF 1325 and in the prudent management of available resources in line with the approved SWTF 1325 guidelines and UN/UN Women financial management policies.

3. Ensures efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, programming, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and representation focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Assess implementation progress for relevance and coherence.
* Organize execution of activities that pertain to the Secretariat consistent with UN Women programme objectives engaging SWTF members and the chair and building reputation for quality design and reliable delivery
* Support the SWTF to demand the development of Somalia National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and subsequently its implementation in Somaliland, Puntland and the South Central regions or any other advocacy campaign by the SWTF as may be necessary or planned by the SWTF 1325.
* Develop, maintain and update a database of SWTF 1325 membership, thematic issues and key achievements and document all processes including lessons learned and best practices.
* Prepare monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and annual reports to UN Women, and donor reports as may be relevant.

Key Results Expected/ Deliverables

* Approved and implemented annual work plan for the SWTF 1325
* Document containing criteria for different categories of membership that SWTF 1325 should have to be truly representative of Somali women and different parts of Somalia and which are endorsed by the current members of the SWTF 1325 and contains information on the roles, responsibilities and/or obligations of the different categories of members pertaining to participation, contributions, meetings, etc
* Documented and operational communication strategy of the SWTF 1325
* An operational data base that captures the SWTF 1325 membership, thematic issues, concerns and trends of progress.
* An operational monitoring and evaluation plan that determines the functionality and effectiveness of SWTF 1325.
* An operational system of providing Secretarial Assistance to the members of SWTF 1325 with a client orientation.
* A strengthened and enlarged SWTF 1325
* Documentation of all processes of SWTF 1325 and reports as follows: quarterly, six-monthly and annual reports covering lessons learned, and at least, two case studies of good practices/success stories per year and donor reports as may be relevant.

Impact of Results

The Service Contract position will contribute to the realization of UN Women's Strategic Outcomes as follows in Somalia:

Outcome 1:

Increased number of national development strategies (including PRSs, SWAPs, post-conflict reconstruction strategies, and other nationally-owned plans) incorporate gender equality in line with national commitments to women's empowerment (e.g., MDGs, SC1325, etc.) and human rights (e.g., CEDAW and regional human rights commitments).

Outcome 2:

Increase in numbers of Constitutions and legal frameworks and processes – particularly those related to economic security and rights, women's care work, property and inheritance rights, trade, migration, ending VAW, and electoral and security sector reform – that promote and protect women's human rights and eliminate gender inequality.

Outcome 5:

Gender equality experts, advocates and their organizations and networks enhance their capacity and influence to ensure that there are strong gender equality dimensions in national laws, policies and strategies.

Outcome 8

: Increased numbers and relevance of models of community-level initiatives for advancing women's human rights and eliminating gender inequality.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UNs values and ethical standards
* Familiar with or High ability to familiarize with UN Women/UNDP rules, regulations, corporate tools and policies
* Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women
* Displays cultural, clan related, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
* Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

* Contributes to UN Women's Thematic Areas related to Women, Peace and Security and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development as well transferring learning to the others
* Builds knowledge relevant to SWTF 1325 priorities and shares that with all stakeholders within UN Women and outside using appropriate procedures.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

* Ability to provide top quality policy advice and Secretariat Services
* Ability to conduct results-based management and reporting.
* In-depth practical knowledge of development and advocacy coordination matters
* Strong orientation to provide quality service to clients (SWTF 1325 members)

Management and Leadership

* Team player and excellent networking ability
* Ability to value support and assistance role
* Creative, out-of-the-box thinker with an ability to adhere to institutional rules and regulations
* Calm, relaxed, able to deal with stress
* Flexible, willing to work extra or odd hours and weekends/public holidays as may be required
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
* Ability to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
* Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
* Well organized and consistent

Technical Competencies

* Good understanding in theory and practice of results-based management.
* Familiar with Project Cycle Management
* In-depth knowledge and experience coordination in crisis/post conflict context
* Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
* Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to projects and resources
* Excellent results-based report drafting and presentation skills
* Very good resource management skills and knowledge of basic accounting
* Strong IT skills (MS Office; MS Excel; PowerPoint; Internet and Email)
* Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Masters Degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, international studies, development studies, social anthropology or related field.

Experience:

* Minimum of seven years relevant experience with advance university degree, in gender equality or human rights research and coordination or a related field
* Widely knowledgeable about the Somali context and the issues that face the Somali women including the human rights of women in Somalia.
* Minimum 3 years experience of working with women's organizations, movements and networks in conflict and post conflict contexts.
* Demonstrated experience in structured report writing using Results Based Management (RBM). Short-listed candidates may be required to produce evidence of past work or undergo a written test.
* Proven experience in financial tracking and reporting abilities. Short-listed candidates may be required to undergo a written test.
* Demonstrated experience of supporting partners and maintaining productive long-distance relationships.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in spoken and written English language is essential. Fluency in spoken and written Somali is a strong asset.

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

To apply, follow this link
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=21254

Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

CIMMYT is committed to improving livelihoods in developing countries. Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technology to increase food security, improves the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries. CIMMYT is an international non-profit research and training center with direct links to about 100 developing countries through offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, relief and health agencies, farmers, and the development assistance community.

The Position

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Senior Administrator: - Providing general administrative support to the CIMMYT Kenya office by ensuring smooth flow of activities by:

  • Providing administrative support to staff of CIMMYT-Kenya
  • Working with relevant officers to execute all logistics of workshops & meetings: Booking tickets, arrange for venue, process travel and visas, arrange for accommodation, arrange for transfers and local transport, prepare all workshop folders and materials, work with scientists in organizing field trips, per diem payment
  • Processing all petty cash requirements and reconciliations
  • Receipt of cash balances from staff travel, banking of the same and cashing of cheques
  • Assigning duties to drivers
  • Maintaining the office stationery inventory
  • Processing courier services and circulation of mails to staff
  • Checking office/staff utility bills and ensure they are paid on time
  • Ensuring quality standards of office maintenance and cleanliness
  • Filing and archiving of office documents and files, faxing and scanning.
  • Maintaining contacts database
  • Drafting routine correspondence and communication
  • Making appointments on behalf of senior officers, receive and direct visitors to CIMMYT accordingly
  • Any other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Diploma in Business Administration.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in Business Management, or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years practical hands on work experience in administration and management,.
  • Excellent computing skills; Word, Excel, power point and web management
  • Ability to organize meetings, workshops both local and international
  • Ability to relate positively and to engage with a wide range of people
  • Strong self-motivation and flexible team player
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize between tasks

Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org and should indicate “Application for Administrative Assistant� on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 28th January 2011:Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.


Jobs at Uganda Red Cross Society- New Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Regional Water and Sanitaion Programme Officer

Reports to: Water and Sanitation Programme Coordinator

Duty station: Moroto, Uganda

Grade: UR 4-1

Contract duration: Initially one year with possibility of extension.



Key duties and responsibilities:

- Plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate and propose recommendations on WASH program activities.

- Prepare project work plans and budgets and ensures proper accountability of project funds and other resources.

- Prepare and submit timely and quality activity WASH reports.

- Assess the water situation in the project areas and recommend appropriate technologies to deliver safe and adequate water.

- Advise and encourage community members on safe waste disposals.

- Prepare WATSAN reports, budgets in accordance with URCS guidelines.

- Maintain good coordination and cooperation with ICRC.



Minimum qualifications and working experience:

- Bachelor’s degree in Water and/or Civil Engineering with a Post/pre Graduate Diploma in Water Engineering.

- Trainings in Human Resource Management desirable.

- Substantial skills in computer application including engineering packages are a must.

- Specialized training in PHAST, CLTS and PHASE in schools.

- Experience in a reputable organization at mid-level managers’ position for at least 3 years.

- Experience in contract management especially in the construction or water sources and civil works.

- Valid driving permit.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Knowledge of Ngkarimojong or Teso will be an asset.



Application procedure:

Submit your application with copies of CV with three referees, copies of academic certificates, day time telephone contact to;



The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

P.O Box 494,

Plot 28/30 Lumumba Avenue, Kampala


Deadline: 27th January 2011

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