Zonal Livelihoods Facilitator Career Opportunity

Job Title:Zonal Livelihoods Facilitator

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks an experienced Zonal Livelihoods Facilitator. The Facilitator will provide technical support at the district level on economic strengthening activities for people living with HIV (PLHIV) on a USAID-funded program.

Please note that this position is wholly dependent upon USAID award and approval. Qualified Ugandan applicants are requested to submit CV as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, February 4th 2011 to uganda. recruit@gmail.com. Please include the title of the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Facilitator will be responsible for following:
Implement activities to promote economic development among vulnerable households, including those with PLHIV and OVC, including supporting training in business development skills, cooperative management, and financial literacy;

Capacity building through training and monitoring of local CBOs and Government of Uganda agencies to strengthen livelihoods services and programming for HIV-affected households;

Help facilitate linkages with other economic development programs, international NGOs, private sector businesses, local CBOs, and government agencies;

Mobilize target beneficiaries and CBOs in support of program activities
Support reporting and monitoring and evaluation, assuring that reports are submitted in project formats.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, agricultural development, or public health related field.

Five years of experience implementing livelihoods and economic development programs required, with significant experience supporting diverse economic strengthening activities for OVC and PLHIV.
Significant experience supporting vulnerable populations with business development skills building, access to finance, and income generating activities.

Significant experience with income generation programs in multiple business sectors and agricultural value chains

Significant experience conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building
Significant experience in community mobilization in support of health and economic development programs.


Senior Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor Career Opportunity

Job Title: Senior Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks an experienced Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor. The Advisor will provide technical leadership on economic strengthening activities for People Living with HIV (PLWHA) on a USAID-funded program.

The Advisor will lead program activities to create livelihood opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), their caregivers, and PLWHA and to build the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide economic strengthening services. The Advisor will ensure the program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and documented and meet expected technical quality standards.

Please note that this position is wholly dependent upon USAID award and approval. Qualified Ugandan applicants are requested to submit CV as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, February 4th 2011 to Uganda. recruit@gmail.com. Please include the title of the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Advisor will be responsible for the following:
Developing strategies to promote economic development among vulnerable households, including those with PLWHA and OVC by building capacity in business development skills, access to finance, and market linkages;

Identify appropriate value chains, markets, and industries in which to support economic development of vulnerable households, while engaging the private sector;

Lead capacity building of local CBOs and Government of Uganda agencies to strengthen livelihoods services for HIV-affected households;

Develop strategic alliances with other economic development programs, international NGOs, the private sector, Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future Initiative activities, local CBOs, and government agencies;

Coordinate with other program activities related to food security, nutrition, and child protection
Oversee district level livelihoods field coordinators to ensure quality program implementation and monitoring

Oversee reporting (financial and technical) results to USAID, assuring that plans and reports are delivered in USAID-approved formats for the PEPFAR and Operational Plan planning and reporting purposes.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, agricultural development, or public health related field. Master’s preferred.

Seven years of field experience implementing livelihoods and economic development programs required, with significant experience supporting diverse economic strengthening activities for OVC and PLHIV.

Significant experience supporting vulnerable populations with business development skills building, access to finance, and income generating activities.

Significant experience with income generation programs in multiple business sectors and agricultural value chains

Significant experience conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building
Knowledge of key US government regulations and prior experience with PEPFAR grants preferred.
Experience facilitating public-private partnerships.


Land O’Lakes International Development Jobs Career Opportunities in Uganda

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks an experienced Zonal Livelihoods Facilitator and an experienced Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks an experienced Zonal Livelihoods Facilitator. The Facilitator will provide technical support at the district level on economic strengthening activities for people living with HIV (PLHIV) on a USAID-funded program.

Reporting to the Livelihoods Senior Technical Advisor, the Facilitator will implement program activities to create livelihood opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), their caregivers, and PLHIV and to build the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide economic strengthening services.

Please note that this position is wholly dependent upon USAID award and approval. Qualified Ugandan applicants are requested to submit CV as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, February 4th 2011 to uganda. recruit@gmail.com. Please include the title of the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Facilitator will be responsible for following:
Implement activities to promote economic development among vulnerable households, including those with PLHIV and OVC, including supporting training in business development skills, cooperative management, and financial literacy;

Capacity building through training and monitoring of local CBOs and Government of Uganda agencies to strengthen livelihoods services and programming for HIV-affected households;

Help facilitate linkages with other economic development programs, international NGOs, private sector businesses, local CBOs, and government agencies;

Mobilize target beneficiaries and CBOs in support of program activities
Support reporting and monitoring and evaluation, assuring that reports are submitted in project formats.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, agricultural development, or public health related field.

Five years of experience implementing livelihoods and economic development programs required, with significant experience supporting diverse economic strengthening activities for OVC and PLHIV.
Significant experience supporting vulnerable populations with business development skills building, access to finance, and income generating activities.

Significant experience with income generation programs in multiple business sectors and agricultural value chains

Significant experience conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building
Significant experience in community mobilization in support of health and economic development programs.

Job Description – Land O’Lakes Senior Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks an experienced Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Advisor. The Advisor will provide technical leadership on economic strengthening activities for People Living with HIV (PLWHA) on a USAID-funded program.

The Advisor will lead program activities to create livelihood opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), their caregivers, and PLWHA and to build the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide economic strengthening services. The Advisor will ensure the program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and documented and meet expected technical quality standards.

Please note that this position is wholly dependent upon USAID award and approval. Qualified Ugandan applicants are requested to submit CV as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, February 4th 2011 to uganda. recruit@gmail.com. Please include the title of the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Advisor will be responsible for the following:
Developing strategies to promote economic development among vulnerable households, including those with PLWHA and OVC by building capacity in business development skills, access to finance, and market linkages;

Identify appropriate value chains, markets, and industries in which to support economic development of vulnerable households, while engaging the private sector;

Lead capacity building of local CBOs and Government of Uganda agencies to strengthen livelihoods services for HIV-affected households;

Develop strategic alliances with other economic development programs, international NGOs, the private sector, Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future Initiative activities, local CBOs, and government agencies;

Coordinate with other program activities related to food security, nutrition, and child protection
Oversee district level livelihoods field coordinators to ensure quality program implementation and monitoring

Oversee reporting (financial and technical) results to USAID, assuring that plans and reports are delivered in USAID-approved formats for the PEPFAR and Operational Plan planning and reporting purposes.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, agricultural development, or public health related field. Master’s preferred.

Seven years of field experience implementing livelihoods and economic development programs required, with significant experience supporting diverse economic strengthening activities for OVC and PLHIV.

Significant experience supporting vulnerable populations with business development skills building, access to finance, and income generating activities.

Significant experience with income generation programs in multiple business sectors and agricultural value chains

Significant experience conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building
Knowledge of key US government regulations and prior experience with PEPFAR grants preferred.
Experience facilitating public-private partnerships.


NAADS Jobs and Career Opportunities in Wakiso

Recruitment of Professional Agriculture Advisory Service Providers under NAADS Programme
Wakiso District Local Government is to recruit two(2) full time professional Agricultural service providers on a two year performance


Closing On: Monday, 24 January 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Category: Administrative and Support Services

Duration:

Job Description:

The Government of Uganda, under NAADS program provides for Advisory Services in the Sub Counties. To ensure that NAADS has the necessary capacity to provide the required services to all Farmers groups and categories. Wakiso District Local Government is to recruit two(2) full time professional Agricultural service providers on a two year performance based contract in each of the fifteen (15) Sub Counties, two(2) Divisions and four (4) Town Councils to provide Advisory Services.

The Sub Counties are: Gombe, Nabweru, Namayumba, Masulita, Kakiri, Kasanje, Nangabo, Busukuma, Wakiso,
Nsangi, Katabi, Ssisa, Makindye Sabagabo Bussi and Mende.
The Divisions are: Entebbe A and Entebbe B
The Town Councils are: Nansana, Wakiso, Kakiri and Kira
Areas of speciality: Crop and or / Animal Husbandry
Remuneration: Attractive and competitive
Nature of Appointment: Contract with probationary period of six (6) months.
Terms of Employment: Two year contract renewable upon successful performance

Duties and Responsibilities of Professional Agricultural Advisory Services Providers (AASPs) Advise and provide information and knowledge to farmers on improved methods of farming and Agricultural practices.
Disseminate and develop farmer skills on improved practices and management of improved technologies.
Develop work plans with Sub County Farmer's Forum for NAADS activities.
Advise and provide information to farmers on marketing and trading activities, input supply, storage and product processing.
Advise and provide information to farmers on the mobilization of resources, including access to credit.
Report to the Sub County Farmer's Forum Executive Committee on the performance of Agriculture in
general and on performance of farmers' groups in the areas of operations.
Arrange and perform adaptive research, advisory services and support services in response to farmer
demands.
Support collection of Agricultural data and production statistics.
Report on any occurrences /outbreak of pests and diseases deleterious to Agricultural Production.
Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Sub County Chief.
Preferred Skills: Qualification and Competence

A Diploma or Degree in Agriculture or Veterinary services from a recognized institution.
Related experience, computer literacy and ability to communicate in the local language will be an added advantage.

Application Procedure
Three (3) copies of hand written applications, dully filled PSC form 111, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) two (2) passport size photographs, names and addresses of three references, telephone contact, photocopies of all relevant academic testimonials should be submitted and received by the respective Sub County Chief or Town Clerk of the preferred area not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of this advert, indicate type of service clearly.
Only short listed candidates will be notified through their contact addresses.

Chief Administrative Officer
Wakiso District

Jobs in USAID and SDS

USAID
Job Title: Senior Programme Officer

Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS), a five year USAID funded programme seeks Staff for the Regional Offices

Seeking Staff for the Regional Offices in Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara and Kampala Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) is a five year USAID funded programme aiming at improving the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on Health and HIV/AIDS services, at Local Government levels in Uganda through four objectives:

1) To coordinate activities at the District and Sub-county level
2) To strengthen management of resources and program results at District and Sub-county level
3) To improve Local Government support for social sector service delivery
4) To institute innovative approaches to sustain social sector service delivery.

Initial activities will focus on 45 District Local
Governments in the four regions of Northern, Eastern, Western and Central Uganda.
SDS is currently seeking to fill the following position based at Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara and Kampala.

Senior Programme Officer - 4 Positions (Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara and Kampala)
Reporting to the SDS Regional Manager the SDS
Senior Programme Officer will work with the regional implementation teams and district officials to conduct capacity building assessments and to coordinate effective capacity building assistance. S/He will also work with the District Based Technical Assistance (DBTAs) to more efficiently coordinate and manage the activities in their respective districts.

The SDS Senior Programme Office deputizes the Regional Programme Manager as the focal point for all SDS activities at the District and Local
Government level and in the overall management of the SDS Regional office. Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows:

" Maintaining functional working relationships with relevant region District and Local Government leaders that are recipients of SDS assistance, particularly the CAO, LC5 Chair, DHO, and District Planner;

Maintaining a strong coordinating relationship with the Implementing Partner (IP) projects to ensure that both project activities augment each other

Helping to facilitate district coordination and tracking of all USAID and donor activities in recipient districts, and to support integrated districts budgeting and planning together with other partners;

Acting as the Regional Manager's deputy in managing all staff on the regional teams, including the Grants Administration and Monitoring Officer, the
M&E and Knowledge Management Officer, and the Office Manager/Accountant;

Working closely with the Director Finance & Grants, Grants Specialist, and the Regional Grants Administration and Monitoring Officer to plan, issue, and monitor district level grants;

Academic Qualifications:
Masters degree in Development Studies and/or relevant Social Sciences/Masters in Economic Policy, Planning and Management

Other Qualifications:
At least 5 years experience in local Government Planning systems
Experience working with Districts in a USAID funded set up will be of added advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates can send their letters of application, CV with three references and copies of their academic qualifications by close of business
February 3rd, 2011 to:
recruitment.sds@uganda-sds.org with position applied for in the subject line.

Various Jobs Vacancies and Career Opportunities at TASO

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Uganda Limited, an organization contributing to a process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS, is seeking the services of highly skilled, experienced and motivated person to fi ll the following positions;

JOB TITLE: LABORATORY SUPPORT OFFICER (1)
Duty Station: TASO HQ
Reports to: Director Program Management
Directly supervises: None
Functionally Supervises: Laboratory Technicians at TASO Centres

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To supervise, coordinate and administer provision of laboratory services, and to provide related technical support to TASO service centres.

KEY OUTPUTS
• Centre laboratory technicians supervised and supported
• Protocols on laboratory procedures and standards observed and maintained.
• Budgets and forecasts for centrally purchased laboratory reagents and other laboratory supplies and equipment prepared
• Laboratories at TASO centres regularly inspected
• Functionality of laboratory equipment at the centres monitored
• Staff capacity developed
• Support supervision provided to service centres

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Participate in planning and budgeting for the medical department
• Develop, implement and evaluate quality assurance and quality control programs in laboratory services, and effect necessary corrective action
• Develop and operationalize disposal policies and procedures for chemicals and other hazardous wastes, that meet environmental health standards
• Ensure adherence to TASO acceptable algorithms in HIV screening processes
• Make specifications of required HIV test kits and other laboratory supplies and reagents to be procured, and carry out verifications of the supplies and reagents delivered
• Monitor functionality of laboratory equipment at the centres on a regular basis
• Develop and operationalize preventive maintenance protocols for laboratory equipment
• Arrange for the building of staff capacity to maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment
• Provide support supervision and technical guidance to laboratory technicians
• Participate in the recruitment of laboratory staff.
• Make regular reports to the Director Program Management
• Prepare and/or oversee the purchase, preparation and dispensing of prescription medications to patients or medical practitioners including decisions regarding generic substitution of prescribed pharmaceuticals

REQUIRED ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
• Applicants must have registered with the medical council
• Applicants must be willing to have their certifi cates validated by the awarding institution
Additional Training Necessary: Training in Supervisory Management
Minimum Experience and Exposure: 4 years work experience in laboratory technology Special Knowledge: Laboratory diagnosis techniques, Basic facts about HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Care policies and procedures
Key Skills: Computer, Stores management, Counseling, Effective communication
Other Qualities/Attributes; Integrity, Confi dentiality, Team work, Integrity, Patience

2. TITLE: PROGRAMME OFFICER M & E AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
Department: Monitoring and Evaluation/PSI- HQ
Reports to: Team Leader Planning & Strategic Information (PSI)
Main Purpose of the Job
To carry out monitoring and evaluation of TASO programs, as well as an independent appraisal of the quality of service delivery and the effectiveness of the standards and procedures by which TASO programmes are managed

KEY OUTPUTS
• Monitoring & Evaluation systems developed
• Monitoring and Evaluation tools and feed back mechanisms developed
• TASO program progress reports consolidated
• TASO programs effectively monitored and evaluated
• Programme Audit plans and checklists prepared
• Programme Audit exercises carried out, and reports compiled and submitted
• Risk assessment carried out

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Participate in designing and updating systems for monitoring and evaluation of TASO programs
• Participate in the setting of indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of TASO programs
• Prepare periodic program audit plans
• Prepare check-lists for conducting programme audit exercises
• In conjunction with the line managers, monitor the implementation of programs and attainment of the targets specifi ed in the TASO strategic and work plans
• Evaluate the implementation of programs and recommend appropriate actions
• Prepare periodic monitoring and evaluation reports
• Carry out programme audit exercises
• Document audit fi ndings and follow-up actions thereafter
• Identify factors hindering adherence to service delivery policies, guidelines and quality assurance strategy and recommend corrective action to management
• Carry out risk assessment for TASO in areas of programme delivery
• Review all programme reports to identify bottlenecks to quality service delivery
• Participate in the provision of training and technical support to service delivery units on issues of adherence to the policies and guide lines relating to programmatic work
• Participate in conducting Monitoring and Evaluation training workshops at TASO
• Consolidate and integrate annual reports and other special reports and draw out salient issues and action areas for necessary action by the relevant staff
• Participate in the documentation of TASO best practices for publication

Academic Qualifications: Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline
Additional Training Necessary: Development of Monitoring and
Evaluation tools Minimum Experience and Exposure: 4 years in Monitoring and
Evaluation
Special Knowledge: M&E tools, methods and approaches,
Basic facts about HIV/AIDS, TASO strategic and annual Plans,
Programme Management and identification of gaps, Programme
Monitoring and Evaluation
Key Skills: MS Office suite and statistical packages used at TASO,
Report writing, Communication and Training, Strong interpersonal, Strategic and analytical skills
Other Qualities/Attributes: Self driven, Ability to work effectively in a team, Innovativeness and creativity, Neutrality, Confi dentiality, Persuasive, Objective

3. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OFFICER (4)
Duty station: Mbarara, Gulu, Rukungiri and Mulago
Reports to: Information Management Officer
Directly Supervises: Data entry clerks and Records Clerks

Main Purpose of the Job: Assist the Information Management Officer to ensure proper management of data and information systems at the Centre
Key Outputs: Data routinely validated and cleaned, Data entry supervised, Data backup ensured

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Effectively deputize the Information Management Offi cer
• Spearhead the sorting process of physical fi les before entry into computers
• Ensure timely entry of quality data by the Data Entry Clerks
• Carry out routine entry of service centre data
• Do routine data cleaning and validation
• Carry out routine data analysis and reporting
• Make daily data backups
• Provide technical support to data entry clerks and Records Clerks
• Monitor to ensure proper usage and smooth running of all information systems at the centre
• Effectively participate in service centre surveys and operational research
• Offer technical support and training to data collectors and other end-users
• Ensure proper usage and maintenance of ICT equipment at the service centre
Academic Qualifications: Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics or Computer Science, Information Technology
Minimum Experience and Exposure: 2 years in Data Management preferably in health related work

Special Knowledge:
• TASO policy on data management
• Ethical issues in data management
• Rights of PLWHAs

Key Skills; ICT Skills, Data Management Skills, Communication
Skills, Analytical skills, Interpersonal Skills, Computer Skills (especially Statistical and database packages, and programming)
Other Qualities/Attributes; Accuracy/Thoroughness, Integrity, Confidentiality
Only interested candidates who satisfy all the above requirements should apply, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and at least two referees, Please indicate your physical address, telephone numbers,
E-mail and specify the position applied for on the top right corner of the envelope.

Please Staple Firmly Your Documents Together.
Please forward your applications to:

Director Human Resource & Administration
P.O. BOX 10443, KAMPALA.
“OR hand deliver at TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago hospital”
CLOSING DATE: 4th February 2011

Jobs Vacancies Career Employment Opportunities in TASO Uganda

Job Title: Assistant Information Management Officer.

Duty station: Mbarara, Gulu, Rukungiri and Mulago.

Reports to: Management Officer



Duties and responsibilities:

- Spearhead the sorting process physical files before entry into computers.

- Ensure proper and maintenance of ICT equipment at the service centre.

- Provide technical support to data entry clerks and records clerks information systems at the centre.

- Make daily database backups.

- Carry out routine data analysis and reporting.

- Do routine data cleaning and validation.



Academic qualifications and personal specifications:

- Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics or Computer Science, Information Technology.

- 2 years in Data Management preferably in health work.

- TASO policy on data management.

- Ethical issues in data management.

- Rights of PLWHAs.

- ICT skills.

- Data management skills.

- Interpersonal skills

- Computer skills (Statistical and database packages and programming)





Application procedure:

Forward your applications to;



Director Humana Resource & Administration

P.O Box 10443, Kampala

OR

Hand deliver at TASO HQ level II,

Old Mulago Hospital



Deadline: 4th February 2011.

Programme Officer M&E and Quality Assurance Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: Programme Officer M&E and Quality Assurance.

Department: Monitoring and Evaluation/PSI-HQ

Reports to: Team Leader Planning & Strategic Information (PSI)



Duties and responsibilities:

- Participate in designing and updating systems for monitoring and evaluation of TASO programs.

- Participate in the setting of indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of TASO programs.

- Prepare periodic program audit plans.

- Prepare check-lists for conducting programme audit exercises

- Evaluate and recommend appropriate actions.

- Review all programme reports to identify bottlenecks to qualify service delivery.



Academic qualifications and personal specifications:

- Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline.

- Development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools.

- 4 years in Monitoring and Evaluation.

- M&E tools, methods and approaches.

- Basic facts about HIV/AIDS, TASO strategic and annual Plans.

- Programme management and identification of gaps.

- MS Office suite and statistical packages used at TASO.

- Self driven.

- Ability to work effectively in a team.

- Innovativeness and creativity.



Application procedure:

Forward your applications to;



Director Humana Resource & Administration

P.O Box 10443, Kampala

OR

Hand deliver at TASO HQ level II,

Old Mulago Hospital

Deadline: 4th February 2011.

Jobs at TASO in Uganda- Laboratory Support Officer

Job Title: Laboratory Support Officer

Duty station: TASO-HQ

Reports to: Director Management



Duties and responsibilities:

- Participate in planning and budgeting for the medical department.

- Develop, implement and evaluate quality assurance and quality control programs in laboratory services and effect necessary corrective action.

- Ensure adherence to TASO acceptable algorithms in HIV screening processes.

- Monitor functionality of laboratory equipment at the centres on a regular basis.

- Arrange for the building of staff capacity to maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment.



Academic qualifications and Personal specifications:

- Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.

- Training in Supervisory Management.

- 4 years work experience in laboratory technology.

- Laboratory diagnosis techniques, Basic facts about HIV/AIDS Care policies and procedures.

- Computer skills, Stores Management, Counseling,

- Effective communication

- Integrity, Confidentiality, team work, and patience.



Application procedure:

Forward your applications to;



Director Humana Resource & Administration

P.O Box 10443, Kampala

OR

Hand deliver at TASO HQ level II,

Old Mulago Hospital

Deadline: 4th February 2011.

Program Officer, Horn & East Africa- Jobs Career

Job Title: Program Officer, Horn & East Africa
Sector: Program Management
Location: US - NY -New York
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.

The Program Officer for East Africa will manage program support for seven countries in the region (Somalia, Southern Sudan, Chad, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia) and will oversee the regional Program Assistants and interns. The Program Officer will be responsible for grant management, as well as providing representation of the region in IRC’s NY headquarters and Washington.

Responsibilities:
Coordination and Supervision

* Provide grant management support for all US, World Bank, Stichting Vluchteling and United Nations based donor grants, including proposal submission, ensuring donor reporting requirements are met and dealing with donor related issues;
* Maintain a strong link with the RD & DRDP – reporting on a regular basis and copying them on relevant communications – through an established communications protocol;
* Liaise with the Technical Units and NY support Departments as needed;
* Supervise the Program Assistants
* Coordinate with the Program Officers from other regions for information sharing and to establish a coherent program support and backstopping function between headquarters and the field;

Country Program Support through Coverage and Travel

* Support the Grants staff, as well as DDPs or CDs and increase level of involvement and tracking of issues for those regions;
* Provide coverage for key program/support functions in the field as requested, to assist with short-term gaps and emergency support;
* Make monitoring field visits as assigned, and submit written reports and recommendations based on these visits.

Program Design & Strategy Support

* Review & provide substantive feedback on proposals/reports;
* Review budgets for proposals and operating budgets as needed in coordination with the Regional Controllers,
* Facilitate follow-up with the Finance Department on relevant issues.

Donor Liaison

* Liaise with the Development Department, Business Development Unit, European Affiliates and Technical Units on funding opportunities for the region;
* Act as focal point and/or regional representation on large proposal development processes
* Assist the region in his/her in communication and advocacy with donors and developing funding strategies.

Advocacy

* Support advocacy efforts for the region in coordination with Washington and RDs;
* Represent region at UN or DC advocacy, coordination meetings as well as with the IRC Board of Directors and Senior Management in NY as needed.

Requirements

* Bachelors Degree + Masters Degree in a related field or at least 5 years comparable related experience;
* Min. 3 years progressive NGO work experience, including a minimum of 2 years international work experience;
* Excellent written and oral communication skills;
* Proven ability to effectively manage donor relationships;
* Solid organizational skills: ability to be flexible & work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment;
* Good Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.
* French language skills a plus
* Previous experience with IRC and/or in a similar position a plus



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;jsessionid=6435FA922DE9C81AB71D8697766381AB.NA2_primary_jvm?org=IRC&cws=1

Programmer Analyst Job Vacancy In Uganda

Req Number 34860BR
Job Title Programmer Analyst III
Location Kampala, Uganda
Department Name Institute for Global Health
Work Days Monday-Friday
Shift Days
Shift Length 8 Hours

Job Summary
The incumbent will be the Uganda-based UCSF database and Informatics specialist for the META project – a 5-year cooperative agreement between CDC-Uganda and UCSF, entitled Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance project (2009-2014; C. Lindan, MD Principal Investigator); Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Kampala, Uganda is the primary subcontractor and implementer of the project in Uganda; will be based full-time in Uganda and sit with the project team at MakSPH; lead the assessment of the database systems of PEPFAR/CDC-Uganda Implementing Partners (IPs), which will also include an evaluation of their capacity in data management and data analysis; provide consulting service in programming languages and software to the IPs (particularly VBA and SQL) to ensure highly functional data management systems and will support the META team in developing and providing training to improve IPs’ ability to collect, manage and analyze program data; will use skills in database development and administration to assist the IPs in identifying and putting into place appropriate information systems that can manage large amounts of longitudinal data from a range of HIV-related programs; this position is necessary because the IPs’ capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation is often hindered by problematic or inadequate data systems, and lack of skill in data management, software development, database administration, and/or data analysis; and perform other duties as assigned. Note: This position has an end date of one year from the date of hire.

Required Qualifications
Bachelors or higher in information technology; understanding of health information systems, including analysis, development and implementation; basic statistical analysis skills, including programming of analysis; data management and data warehousing; Software development; understanding of the conceptual framework of monitoring and evaluation; must have at least at 5 years experience working in Uganda with CDC-Implementing Partners and/or with CDC-Uganda in the field of data system development or closely related field; proficiency in windows-based applications, Access, SQL; requires bending, climbing stairs, pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds; reaching shoulder level and below; sitting, standing, walking; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; gripping/grasping; repetitive hand and arm movements of upper extremities; may be exposed to dust, fumes or gases.

Preferred Qualifications Master’s in epidemiology or equivalent.
License/Certification N/A
Position Type Full Time
Percentage 100%

Deadline: Jan 26/1/2011

M&E Capacity Building Advisor Job Vacancy

Job Title: M&E Capacity Building Advisor

Deadline Date: 01/26/2011

Description:
Please note that this is a limited time position with an immediate start date and end date on/around November 30, 2011.

This position will be based full time at WellShare International's headquarters office in Minneapolis, MN.

The New Partners Initiative Technical Assistance project (NuPITA) is a four-year USAID-funded program intending to work in eight countries to provide technical assistance to fifteen organizations working in HIV & AIDS that have received funding from USAID under the New Partners Initiative (NPI), a core program of the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). NPI was created to build the capacity of organizations to work at the community level and support the long-term response to HIV & AIDS. NPI increases the number and diversity of organizations working on the USG's efforts to address HIV & AIDS around the world.

As part of JSI/NuPITA's capacity building program, JSI is seeking a M&E Capacity Building Advisor that will help develop WellShare International's organizational Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, lead WellShare's internal M&E working group to improve WellShare's monitoring and evaluation processes and data utilization capacity, and provide training and skills-building to WellShare staff on M&E.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Building an organizational culture for M&E:

* Work with WellShare's internal M&E team to develop more comprehensive terms of reference, and specifically, assist in identifying an M&E focal person for each country program as a key contact for M&E communication.
* Develop an overall M&E strategy along with implementation priorities and action steps.
* Review and finalize the list of organizational standard indicators with the M&E team.
* Develop an organizational level M&E database.
* Lead the development of an organizational toolkit of M&E guidelines that will outline key M&E activities relevant for WellShare programs. The toolkit should include sample tools (performance management plans, logical frameworks, data collection forms, sample data analysis, etc.) that can serve as a guide for programs and build off existing WellShare best practices and tools.
* Develop systems and written guidelines for ensuring that information from the standard indicators and other M&E processes feeds into the program development process and that proper M&E processes (activities, staff, etc.) are included in proposal budgets.
* Develop or adapt a basic M&E training curriculum for program staff. Explore the most effective ways to deliver trainings (on an as needed basis or set specific trainings) and determine whether distance learning programs can be an effective way to conduct M&E trainings.
* Work with the M & E team to develop an organizational capability statement for M&E.
* Provide input into the M&E aspects of WellShare's organizational and country level strategic plans. Work with each Country Director to set country level M&E strategies and action plans prioritizing their M&E technical support and training needs in line with available resources.
* Develop strategies and set up procedures (i.e. email listserv, intranet) and systems for M&E institutional knowledge management and information sharing across the organization.


Building staff capacity for M&E:

* Visit and assess country programs' current M&E processes (data collection, quality assurance, analysis, reporting, use, and dissemination) and provide inputs to improve processes. (NuPITA provided an assessment for Uganda, but it would be important for the NPI advisor to familiarize him/herself with Uganda. A similar process should be conducted for Tanzania.)
* Train staff at HQ and country programs to use the organizational M&E database.
* Pilot the standard indicator reporting, feedback and data use components at field, HQ M&E team and board levels.
* Conduct M&E trainings and provide ongoing technical support to WellShare staff as necessary based on findings from assessments.

QUALIFICATIONS

* A strategic and systematic thinker who is capable of leading various internal stakeholder groups forward to develop the organization s M&E strategy; identifying and prioritizing immediate versus long-term activities; and engaging staff throughout the organization in an effective way to implement the strategy.
* Knowledge of M&E best practices and significant practical experience in implementing M&E in domestic and international health programs.
* Experience developing organization-wide M&E systems and tools for small and large organizations.
* Experience providing technical support to field staff including designing and conducting training and capacity building activities. Experience developing web-based training materials would be very beneficial.
* Experience with designing and developing M&E databases (Excel, Access, others) and training staff in how to use databases.
* Experience in designing, conducting and analyzing research studies (both quantitative and qualitative). Experience in STATA and NVivo is essential.
* Experience in budgeting for M&E within proposals.



This position will be based full time at WellShare International's headquarters office in Minneapolis, MN.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/26/2011.


No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply
http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Jobs/apply_online/index.cfm?jobid=41385

Program Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at JHU

Job Title: Program Officer
Location: Uganda
Approximate starting Salary: $52,010 - $71,568
Working time: 37.5 hours a week. 7.5 hours a day
Job
The Program Officer II is responsible for supporting one or more field programs with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance. The Program Officer II serves as a field program’s consistent link to Baltimore, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing field programs require. The Program Officer II also provides field programs with assistance in the design, development, and evaluation of programs. The Program Officer II lives in Kampala, Uganda, and offers technical assistance to projects based in Uganda. Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with projects you are assigned to. Coordinates the various functions needed for efficient operation of Ugandan programs. Acts as point-of-contact for communication staff working on assigned projects. Responds to project requests for information, documents or assistance promptly. Assists project staff in developing contracts and liaise with Baltimore concerning contracts processing. Seeks technical input on materials, strategies, workplans, and budgets as needed. Monitors project budgets and ensure that field costs do not overrun (including salary allocations) and/or inform supervisor that field costs are in danger of overrunning.

Qualifications:
Masters degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) or equivalent, and 4 or more years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience working internationally/abroad.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact generally require immunization against mumps, rubella, measles, chicken pox and hepatitis B. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office. Please be aware that should you require vaccination for chicken pox, the vaccine is administered in two doses given six weeks apart. Johns Hopkins University policy is that individuals will be placed off work without pay between the two doses.

To apply
https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=45663&view=sch

UnderGraduate Programmes at IUIU plus Admission Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
This three year course trains students how the economy works and why sometimes it does not. It develops an understanding of how international economies affect business operations. On completion of the course, graduates will find career opportunities in the private sector, economic and marketing research firms, management consulting firms, banks, securities exchange markets, data processing companies etc.
Requirements: Admission requirements ‘O’ level with credit in Mathematics plus 2 principal passes at ‘A’ level (One of which must be in Economics) or relevant diploma from a recognised institution
Fees:
Bachelor of Business Computing
This is s three year course that puts emphasis on the development of Business applications in today\'s changing business environment.
Requirements: O\'level with a pass in mathematics plus 2 principal passes at A\'level (one of which must be in Economics) or a relevant diploma from a recognised institution.
Fees: Ugx:514,182 per quarter (12 weeks)
Bachelor of Business studies
This is a 3 year programme designed to impart management skills to students for application in mainly three specialised areas: Accounting, banking and finance and Human resource Management.
Requirements: O level with a pass in Mathematics plus 2 principle passes (one of which must be in Economics) at A-Level or relevant diploma from recognised institution.
Fees:
Bachelor of Human Resource Management
Human resource management is about managing people at work. This course covers a broad range of areas including organizational behavior and management, staffing and remuneration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, people development, workplace negotiations, strategic human resource development and leading organizational change. Graduates pursue careers in areas such as personnel recruitment and training, salary administration, compensation analysis, employee relations and assistance program counseling.
Requirements: Admission Requirements O’ level with a pass in Mathematics plus 2 principal passes at ‘A’ level or a relevant Diploma from a recognised institution.
Fees:
Bachelor of Information Technology
Information Technology programme focusing on use of computer based systems to manage and solve business problems. Courses include programming, information systems, software engineering, project management
Requirements: O level with pass in Mathematics plus 2 principle passes at A-Level or relevant diploma from a recognised institution
Fees:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
This is a 4 year programme that offers students detailed coverage of common law as applied to Ugandan and international legal systems. Courses include criminal law, company and labour laws, family law and other courses on Islamic law - a comparative approach is adopted.
Requirements: O level certificate plus 2 principal passes at A level or a relevant Diploma from a recognised institution. An applicant must have a pass in English language either at ‘O’ level or in General paper at ‘A’ level
Fees:
Bachelor of Public Administration
This is a 3 year programme designed to impart management principles to students of public administration. The focus is on three areas of specialisation: Public sector accounting, Human resource management and Local government and Development administration
Requirements: O levl with a pas in Mathematics plus 2 principle passes at A level or relevant diploma from a recognised institution
Fees:
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
Programme focusing on training students in theory and practice of mass communication and journalism. Specialisations include broadcasting, print media and public relations
Requirements: O level with a Credit in English plus 2 principle passes at A-Level or a relevant diploma from a recognised institution
Fees:
Bachelor of Secretarial & Administrative Studies
A 3 year programme that trains administrative Secretaries for advanced office management and administrative support tasks. Students study the core secretarial courses and a component of management.
Requirements: O level with a credit in English plus 2 principle passes attained at a level or relevant diploma from a recognised institution
Fees:
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Master of Arts in Religion, Peace and Conflict Resolution
This is a 2 year programme built on the coursework-dissertation model. It focuses on religion, its history and influence on global social, economic and political events and how it can be a facility for peace building on a global scale.
Requirements: A bachelor\\\'s degree in History, political science or any other arts discipline from a recognised university.
Fees:
Master of Business Administration
The MBA is aimed at providing advanced management principles and practices to business managers. It is a 2 year programme based on the coursework-dissertation model. Students do 3 semesters of coursework and 1 of research.
Requirements: A bachelor\\\'s degree from a recognised University.
Fees:
Post graduate Diplomas
We offer postgraduate diplomas in the following areas: Computer science and IT, International relations and diplomacy, Human resources management, Public administration, and project planning and mangemnent.
Requirements: a good first degree from a recognised University
Fees:
DIPLOMA PEOGRAMMES
Diploma in Law
This is a 1 year (4 terms) Diploma programme introducing students to the legal profession based on common law. students may then take up the full LLB programme after their completion or seek for employment.
Requirements: O level certificate with a pass in English plus one principal passes at A level.
Fees:

Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU)

The University Vision.

The University ‘s Vision is ‘to be a Centre of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge that contribute to relevant skills as well as appropriate training necessary for production of an all round believing individual capable of participating fully in her/his society’.

The University Mission.
The Islamic University in Uganda ‘Aspires to function as a highly academic and cultural institution based on Islam and love of the country. It aims at promoting and enhancing the civilization and scientific influence of Islam and physical world to produce well-cultured, morally-upright graduates of sound character, equipped with useful skills and knowledge, who are able to participate positively in the development process of their countries. The University aims at achieving these goals through the pursuit of teaching, learning, research, scholarship, good governance and service to humanity’



Kampala Campus
IUIU kampala campus was started in 2001 to enable students that could not study in Mbale for practical reasons to access the university at Kampala.

The campus started with only 80 students with programmes in Education and Management studies. Today the population has increased to nearly 2500 with programmes ranging from Management to Computing and Information Technology

The vision of Kampala campus is “To be a regional center of excellence producing all-round self disciplined individuals capable of participating in the knowledge and technology based society”

Kabojja Campus
The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has established a new Females’ Campus situated at Kabojja near Kampala City and is set to start in August 2008. The Campus will run Day, Evening and Weekend Programmes. The day programmes will run on semester system, whereas, Evening and Weekend programmes will run on Quarter system

Evening and Weekend programmes will be confined to female students in formal employment or those who are married. All other female students should be on day programmes.

IUIU Graduation- 2011, Islamic University in Uganda

Title: REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 18th GRADUATION CEREMONY SLATED FOR JAN. 29, 2011

The office of the Academic Registrar of IUIU wishes to inform the 2009/2010 graduands and the general public that the 18th Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday 29th January, 2011 beginning at 9.00am at the University Main Campus, Mbale. All graduands are expected to take their seats by 8.00 am prompt.

The graduands should take note of the following:

1. Each graduand will pay for the graduation as indicated below;

a) Graduation fee UShs. 65,000/=

b) Gown ( hiring/buying) UShs. 50,000/=

c) Certificate UShs. 20,000/=

d) Transcript UShs. 25,000/=

e) Convocation fee UShs. 10,000/=

f) Graduands booklet & IUIU News Bulletin UShs. 10,000/=

g) Bank Charges UShs. 2,000/=

___________

TOTAL UShs. 182,000/=

2. The graduation fee shall either be paid in Tropical Africa Bank, Kampala on account No.001-000-2303 or Standard Chartered Bank, Mbale Branch on account No. 010-200-603-8000.

3. Graduands who have paid all their university dues in full will be the ones to attend the graduation ceremony.

4. The deadline for paying graduation fees, university fees and all other requirements is Friday, 14th January, 2011.

5. Students who intend to graduate should register for graduation on or before Friday 14th January, 2011 at IUIU Main Campus, IUIU Kampala Campus, IUIU Arua Campus or IUIU Liaison office, King Fahd Plaza Kampala.

6. All graduands are reminded to observe IUIU dress code to be allowed to attend the ceremony.

7. Graduation gowns for students from the main campus shall be obtained at the Main Campus, Mbale and IUIU Liaison office, King Fahd Plaza- Kampala.

8. Students of Kampala Campus and Females’ Campus shall obtain their gowns from IUIU Kampala Campus- New site.

9. The students who completed their studies in the previous academic years but did not graduate will be allowed to graduate on satisfying the conditions stated in 1-5 above.

10. No graduands, parents and all invited guests shall be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony with any of the following gargets; fire arms, large bags, mobile phones, radio communication gargets, cameras, pipes/cylindrical objects, packed items including foods/drinks or any other gargets described as dangerous to life.

11. For further inquiries you can contact ;

a. Main Campus; -0701006155/0782006155

b. Kampala Campus; -0772493399/0703830045

c. Arua Campus; -0392960450/0702662518

d. Public Relations Officer; -0712976933/0702976933

e. Email Address; graduation2010@iuiu.ac.ug.



DR. SULAIT D. KABALI

AG. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

About Kampala University

Kampala University is a private institution of higher learning.

The idea of Kampala University was born out of individual dreams and aspirations to meet the growing needs for quality business and sound education in Uganda and the African region. The first enrolment of students started in 1999, and opened its gates to pioneer students in the month of October 1999. Kampala University acquired its license to operate from the Ministry of Education and Sports in November 23rd, 2000.

Kampala University is headed by a founder Vice Chancellor, Prominent and honorable person in the Country and at the international level.

He is also the longest serving vice chancellor in East and central Africa. Kampala University is a student driven institution, students as stake holders are involved in day to day activities of the institution. At Kampala University we have a community outreach and service program which we follow and we think it will benefit the entire country in promoting and achieving the Millennium Development Goals come 2015.



Kampala University with its main (lake view) campus is located on the shores of the world famous Lake Victoria at Ggaba, barely 7 km from Kampala city centre; Kawuku lane, off Kawuku Road Kampala.

Contact:

Phone: +256(0)312111294

Fax:

E-mail: ar@ku.ac.ug


Kampala University

The University has its main campus at Ggaba at the shores of Lake Victoria a 15 minutes drive and only 7 km from Kampala City, The Capital of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

Students who wish to offer courses programs have a multiple choice of joining Kampala University campuses at Jinja, Masaka Teachers Training College, or Luwero campus.

For Health Science Mutundwe School of Nursing and Health science readily offer courses on a certificate and diploma level.

The Post graduate School is offering courses on a masters level. Registration can be done through the Academic Registrar at the main campus in Ggaba.

Kampala University is a private institution of higher learning.

The idea of Kampala University was born out of individual dreams and aspirations to meet the growing needs for quality business and sound education in Uganda and the African region. The first enrolment of students started in 1999, and opened its gates to pioneer students in the month of October 1999. Kampala University acquired its license to operate from the Ministry of Education and Sports in November 23rd, 2000.

Kampala University is headed by a founder Vice Chancellor, Prominent and honorable person in the Country and at the international level.

He is also the longest serving vice chancellor in East and central Africa. Kampala University is a student driven institution, students as stake holders are involved in day to day activities of the institution. At Kampala University we have a community outreach and service program which we follow and we think it will benefit the entire country in promoting and achieving the Millennium Development Goals come 2015.



Kampala University with its main (lake view) campus is located on the shores of the world famous Lake Victoria at Ggaba, barely 7 km from Kampala city centre; Kawuku lane, off Kawuku Road Kampala.

Kampala University

Kampala University has five campuses — Jinja, Luwero, Ggaba, Masaka and Mutundwe

Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Informatic Technology- Admission, Application, Fees, Progammes

Programmes
BSc in Computer Science 3 academic years
Bachelor of Information Technology 3 academic years
Bachelor of Information Systems (New) 3 academic years
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (New) 4 academic years
Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology 2 academic years

If standard study options don’t apply to you, Evening Study programmes designed to offer studying opportunities to mainly the working class although any interested person who meets the admission requirements can apply to be considered for admission.

1. Day programmes (DAY) run from 7:00am to 6:00pm
2. Evening programmes (EVE) run from 5:00pm to 9;00pm

Semester Duration

Undergraduate programmes are run on semester system. The courses are conducted on credit unit basis, a credit unit being equivalent to one contact hour per week per semester i.e. a series of 15 contact hours in 15 weeks. One contact hour is equivalent to one hour of lecture or 2 hours of tutorials. Each academic year is divided into two semesters each of which lasts 17 weeks. At least fifteen (15) weeks are for teaching and two (2) weeks are allowed for examinations. There is a recess semester of 10 weeks after the 2nd Semester


# Application procedures
Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate Admissions Office level 3, Senate building, Makerere University. Application fee of 20,000/= (Ugandan Applicant) and bank charge of 2500/= or US$50 (International Applicant) should be paid in any Stanbic Bank branch using Makerere University pay-in slip bank slips. Applicants fill in four copies of pay-in slips and after paying they are expected to present a copy when they are submitting the completed application forms to the admissions office, Makerere University. All applications for diplomas have to satisfy the requirements of the relevant courses and the University regulations. Download Application forms (http://www.mak.ac.ug/)

International applicants should contact Makerere University Academic Registrar's on acadreg@acadreg.mak.ac.ug for application forms and more information. Please provide your e-mail and fax addresses for ease of transmission of these forms where applicable.

# When to apply
a) Direct Entry/ Diploma Holders/ Mature Age Entry Scheme: Unless otherwise stated, all applications are made in May of each academic year. The closing date for receiving applications is normally late the same month of the year in which the admission is sought. All completed application forms must be accompanied by relevant copies of certificates.

b) Application forms from International students are received from 1st April to 30th April of each year

# Registration of Students
For a candidate to be a full student of the University he/she must be registered. Registration is a mandatory function of the Faculty as well as the University which must be done with in six (6) weeks from the beginning of the semester by every student. Registration center is under the supervision of the Faculty registrar at the Faculty premises who produces and displays detailed registration programmes.

Students are advised to use names that appear on their admissions letters, and these should be the names that appear on O’ Level and A’ Level results slips, Diploma Transcripts etc.

All undergraduate students are expected to be registered on the Academic Registrar’s Information System (ARIS) for their programmes and respective courses so as to be availed with Examination permits. All undergraduate Students are urged to fill the bio-data form as soon as possible to provide the necessary information required by the system.

# Fees & Other Requirements

Before applying, applicants are advised to make sure that they have adequate financial support to cover tuition fees and other financial requirements. Applicants seeking sponsorship should have their applications endorsed by their respective sponsors, where applicable. Tuition fees do not cover research and accommodation expenses. An acceptable guarantee of financial support throughout the proposed programme is necessary.

# Admission Requirements

Admission is through Direct Entry, Mature Age Entry and Diploma Holder Entry Schemes. All candidates must fulfill the general minimum ENTRY REQUIREMENTS of Makerere University in addition to fulfilling the specific requirements for undergraduate programmes offered at CIT.

# Types of Programmes
• BSc in Computer Science
• Bachelor of Information Technology
• Bachelor of Information Systems (New)
• Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (New)
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Proposed)
• Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology

Short Courses at Makerere University- Admissions

The following are the Short Courses at Makerere University Faculty of Computing;

* Certificate in Computer Applications (CCA)
* International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
* Microsoft IT Academy Program
o Microsoft Certified Database Administrators (MCDBAs)
o Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs)
o Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
o Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
* Staff Development Program (Advanced End –User Training Programme in ICT Skills)

* Multimedia Courses
o Certificate in Graphics and Image Editing
o Certificate in Video Editing and Animation
o Certificate in Dynamic Website Development

* Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
* Oracle Programme
o Oracle Certified Associate
o Oracle Associate Professional (OCP) (Proposed)

* Computer Systems Engineering Course
* CIT REGIONAL CISCO ACADEMY
o Cisco Certified Network Associate ( CCNA)
o Cisco Certified Network Professional Programme ( CCNP)
o Information Technology Essentials

TEACH Scholarships For Ugandans- HIV Scholarships For Ugandan Students

TEACH Scholarships

Statement of Purpose
TEACH implements and coordinates experiential learning activities for HIV/AIDS service providers from private and public institutions of African developing countries. The goal of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of these organisations in the provision of HIV/AIDS care and support services. TEACH’s objective is to improve HIV/AIDS service provider competence in Sub-Saharan Africa through an experiential in-service apprenticeship.

Background
The TASO Experiential Attachment to Combat HIV/AIDS project, known as TEACH, began in 2005. The programme arose out of a recognised need, and demand, to share TASO’s best practices in HIV/AIDS management with other African countries affected by HIV/AIDS. The first phase of the programme ran from 2005-2008. After a successful project evaluation report, TEACH funding was renewed for a further three years, effective 2009.

The TEACH project is made possible through support from the Swedish development agency SIDA. With the current round of funding, effective 2009, TEACH plans to train 540 people, or 180 per year.

The aim of TEACH is to build the capacity of public and private African organisations involved in the provision of HIV/AIDS care and support services. Through our training model, we hope to build a critical mass of effective service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

At the core of the programme is a one-month experiential apprenticeship in TASO centres. This is conducted through TASO’s 11 service centres across Uganda, four regional offices, the international training facility and headquarters.

Upon returning to their home country, TEACH graduates will apply best practices in HIV/AIDS programming and service delivery models and thereby improve the overall response to HIV/AIDS across the African continent.

The TEACH programme is also responsible for coordinating TASO’s internship programme.
An internship with TASO provides individuals not eligible for a TEACH attachment or scholarship the opportunity to learn more about the TASO model and best practices in service delivery. TEACH facilitates intern placements and orientation but interns meet their own placement costs, including air tickets and accommodation and upkeep

TASO is the pioneer civil society organisation responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the largest indigenous HIV/AIDS service provider in Sub-Saharan Africa. The organisation has over twenty years experience supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and encouraging them to live positively.

TEACH ACHIEVEMENTS

In the first phase of the programme (2005-2008) TEACH trained 687 HIV/AIDS practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa in HIV/AIDS best practices in service provision.

TEACH has coordinated over 1000 internships in TASO. The interns have come from different parts of the world i.e. US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, partner organizations as well as research agencies.





Skills attained by TEACH attaché
• Community mobilization
• Memory book writing
• ART case conferencing
• Data management
• Counselling and listening, including child counselling
• Lobbying and advocacy
• Public relations and customer care skills


As result of the TEACH Program the alumni translated the skills gained into practice by replicating TASO models in their organizations.

Some of the TASO best practices adopted by TEACH attachés include:
• Home-based HIV/AIDS counselling and testing
• Community mobilisation and sensitisation through drama
• Client empowerment model through sustainable livelihood programming
• The community ART and service delivery model
• The counselling model, in particular couples, community and family counselling
• The “positive living” model
• Memory book and will making
• Client appointment system
• Information management system
• HIV/AIDS integrated service delivery model

How to Apply
http://www.tasouganda.org/index.php?option=com_artforms&formid=3&Itemid=99999


ABOUT TEACH ATTACHMENTS

TEACH attachés have so far come from nearly 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Past participants in the programme range from medical professionals to military personnel, NGO workers and civil servants.


As an attaché, an individual undergoes an orientation with TEACH and then placed at one of TASO’s 11 service centres across Uganda for a one-month apprenticeship.

TEACH attachés are exposed to a number of TASO activities which include:-

* Participating in counselling sessions
* Participating in visiting TASO partners in Uganda
* Participation in medical activities
* Community outreach clinics
* Home based voluntary counselling and testing
* Day care centre activities
* Drama activities, sensitisations and community trainings
* Income-generating and sustainable livelihoods activities
* Laboratory and dispensing activities
* Child support activities
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* Home care activities

Supervision of community nurses
Social support and nutritional support

PROCESS OF APPLYING TO BE A TEACH ATTACHÉ


Qualifications to be a TEACH attaché
• The applicant must be from an organisation involved in HIV/AIDS service provision or related work.
• The applicant should have at least 1 year of practical experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and impact mitigation or policy and advocacy-related work.
• The applicant should be seconded by their organisations/employers with a commitment to ensure that the lessons and skills acquired are deployed in support of HIV/AIDS work in their respective organisations thereafter.
• The applicant should have good communication skills and be fluent in English (both spoken and written).
• The applicant should have a minimum of High School qualification or its equivalent
• The applicant should be willing to be placed for a period of four weeks at any TASO centre.
• The applicant should have demonstrated commitment to share and learn from TASO’s experience.

Eligibility criteria for TEACH scholarships
TEACH’s scholarship scheme is funded by the Swedish development agency SIDA in partnership with TASO. The scheme provides both full and partial scholarships to deserving organisations and candidates from both public and private sector that have demonstrated interest in HIV/AIDS care and support work and would like to learn from TASO’s experience.

Applications from small and resource-poor organisations from Sub-Saharan Africa will be given priority for the full scholarship. Some places are reserved for those individuals or organisations who can meet the full costs of this programme.

Other considerations around scholarship allocation include that this project is primarily meant to benefit individuals and organisations from developing countries in Africa. The scholarship scheme is ideally meant to benefit both individuals and their organisations involved in HIV/AIDS related work.

Chief of Party, OVC Job Vacancy at International Rescue Committee

Job title: Chief of Party, OVC
Sector: Child Protection
Location: Uganda
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Description

The International Rescue Committee is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID RFA. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in implementing and managing multi-partner, multi-year OVC projects in sectors such as HIV/AIDS, child survival, primary health care, reproductive health, child protection, livelihoods strengthening, non-formal education, civil society development, local government strengthening and/or advocacy.


SCOPE OF WORK:

The COP will be responsible for ensuring that the OVC project is implemented in accordance with the USAID cooperative agreement. The COP will be the primary representational link with USAID staff, working closely with the USAID Mission in-country to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans and indicator success. The COP will work with sub-grantees and liaise with USAID contracting officers, technical support staff and outside contractors. The COP will represent the project to all key stakeholders, government officials and donors at coordination fora and other related seminars and meetings. The COP will ensure that project initiatives adequately address the needs of the beneficiary populations in the most cost-effective manner.

*Position contingent upon final award.



RESPONSIBILITIES

§ Provide leadership for all IRC and partners activities to ensure that they achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible;

§ Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;

§ Manage the OVC project by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities in accordance with the cooperative agreement;

§ Identify technical assistance needs and arrange for the provision of needed assistance;

§ Manage sub-agreements with partners and ensure coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality from all partners/collaborators;

§ Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely submission of financial reports to the donor;

§ Ensure that the OVC project is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality standards;

§ Report to USAID through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports;

§ Maintain an on-going dialogue with the USAID CTO and timely respond to CTO's inquiries;

§ Forge and maintain solid cooperation with partner organizations and government officials;

§ Manage external relations by representing the OVC project and the organization in the public and ensuring the distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;

§ Manage OVC project properties according to IRC and USAID regulations.

REQUIREMENTS:

§ Masters degree in related field;

§ Minimum of 10 years of international management experience, with at least five years specifically within field of OVC support;

§ Demonstrated budget planning and management ability;

§ Previous experience as USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party highly desirable;

§ Experience managing large, geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local and international partners;

§ Effective and persuasive English writing and public speaking;

§ Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills;

§ Previous experience in east Africa would be an advantage.



Specific Security Situation/Housing: The security situation in Kampala, where the position is based, is calm with petty street crime being the most significant threat.



This is a three to five year accompanied position, based in Kampala, Uganda with frequent travel to field sites. Start Date is April 1, 2011.





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

International Rescue Committee Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Field Coordinator

Job title: Field Coordinator
Sector: Program Management
Location: Uganda
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Description

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 – the poorest and least developed area 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 and respect the agro-pastoral lifestyle. 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:
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Operations, the IRC in Uganda Field Coordinator for Karamoja Sub-Region will be based in Moroto and will oversee management of programs and operations in the Moroto field site as well as the satellite offices Nakapiripit and Kotido. At present, there are 65 staff in the three Karamoja offices, with an annual program value of 2.6 million USD..

Responsibilities:

* Ensure that all Karamoja programs meet the IRC quality standards;
* Manage administration, human resources, logistics, finances and security;
* Promote the IRC’s country program strategic plan and Code of Conduct; and
* Represent the IRC at local and regional levels as required.

Requirements:

* University degree; graduate degree would be an advantage.
* At least 3 years international experience, preferably in Africa.
* Proven leadership, team-building and staff supervision experience.
* Strong ability to create systems and procedures and ensure their adherence.


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

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