Uganda Association or Consulting Engineers Jobs Vacancy

Job Title: Chief Executive

Duties and responsibilities:

- Support Council to realize UACE’s mission and objectives.

- Responsible for the organization’s community and public relations.

- Financial resource management – fundraising, budgeting, regulatory compliance and implementation.

- Human resource management.

- Design programs and services beneficial to UACE members and other stakeholders.



Qualifications and experience:

- A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Marketing or Mass Communication with at least 3 years’ relevant experience in a medium size organization.

- Experience in marketing, business development, public relations is essential.

- Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills including presentation.



Forward your application letter and CV, 3 referees and supporting documents to;



Secretary General,

Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers,

Total Deluxe House Plot 29/32 Jinja Road

P.O Box 11750, Kampala

Email: uace@infocom.co.ug

Tel: 0414-342536

Tullow Oil Plc Oil & Gas Scholarships 2011/12 For Ugandan Students

Tullow Oil Plc is pleased to invite applications for 2 scholarships for MSC degrees in Oil and Gas studies.


Target beneficiaries:

The scholarships ate aimed at building capacity of Ugandan Nationals to participate in the early phases of oil production as we supplement government efforts to build long-term training capability for oil & gas skills in Uganda.

All applicants must have obtained admission, preferably to the following UK universities:

University of Royal Holloway, Aberdeen, Heriot Watt, Leeds and University of Manchester.

Applicants are expected to directly apply for admission to these universities.



Disciplines:

Postgraduate studies in Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Geology, Petroleum Geophysics, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, or any Petroleum related Geoscience course.



Scope of scholarship:

The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international airfares and living expenses. The scholarships shall not cover dependants’ costs.



Who is eligible to apply?

The scholarships are aimed at applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise not be able to meet the cost of studying abroad.



Applicants should:

- Be resident citizens of Uganda and not have previously studied abroad.

- Be aged below 27 years at the time of application.

- Be committed to return home and able to demonstrate potential to make a positive impact on the future of Uganda.

- Have a clear idea of why studying in the UK for the course they have chosen would benefit both his/her career and Uganda.

- Hold a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree in Geosciences from a recognized university.

- Must have been admitted at any of the above partner universities for the 2011/12 programme.



How to apply:

Write a letter stating the reason why you would like to be sponsored for your chosen course, together with copies of an admission letter to any of the above universities. The application should also include copies of your previous academic certificates.



Applications should be sent to;

The Human Resource Manager,

Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd,

P.O Box 16644, Kampala

OR email: hruganda@tullowoil.com



Deadline: 30th June, 2011

Jobs at Embassy of Ireland in Uganda- Administration Officer Vacancy

Job Title: Administration Officer.


Duties and responsibilities:

- Overseeing the Embassy Procurement Committee.

- Providing administrative support to the Office Manager of the Embassy.

- Embassy even management.

- Facilitates maintenance.

- Vehicle fleet management.

- Managing Embassy support staff.



Qualifications and experience:

- A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Procurement, Business Administration or related discipline.

- At least 5 years relevant experience.

- Knowledge of and experience in direct supervision and management of staff.

- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

- Excellent computer skills with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and data base programmes.

- Knowledge of procurement and supplies management.





Applications, with CV and copies of qualifications, should be delivered to;



Personnel Office,

Embassy of Ireland,

Plot 25, Yusuf Lule Road

P.O Box 7791, Kampala



Deadline: 2nd February, 2011

Embassy of Ireland In Uganda Jobs- Career Opportunities

Job Title: Office Manager

Duties and responsibilities:

- Managing Embassy facilities and improving office systems.

- Overseeing the Embassy Administration budget.

- Managing Embassy Administration staff.

- Advising the management team on the Embassy’s human resources policies and implementing same.

- Promoting staff training and development.



Qualifications and experience:

- A post graduate degree in Business Administration, Management or a related discipline.

- At least 3 years experience as an office Manager or Head of Administration.

- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work on own initiative and as a part of a team.

- Excellent computer skills with knowledge or word processing, spreadsheets and data base programmes.

- Qualifications in human resource management and experience in direct supervision of staff.

- Knowledge of procurement systems, while not essential, would be an added advantage.



Applications, with CV and copies of qualifications, should be delivered to;



Personnel Office,

Embassy of Ireland,

Plot 25, Yusuf Lule Road

P.O Box 7791, Kampala



Deadline: 2nd February, 2011

Danida Felloships and Scholarships at Uganda Management Insititute- UMI

Target Group

The course is specially designed for managers as well as staff assigned a key role in procurement processes. The target group is managers and staff who are working in counterpart institutions to Danish-supported development programmes and projects in Uganda.

Entry Profile

· Minimum of 3 years working experience in the organisation

· Good working knowledge of English

· Computer literate, preferably some years of daily use


Topics

· Introduction to procurement management

· Public procurement process management

· Public procurement and disposal methods

· Procurement reforms and changing nature of procurement

· International procurement

· Legal and institutional procurement

· Procurement ethics

· Development of a procurement strategy

Course Objectives

The objective of this course in procurement is to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and the transparency of procurement in the participants’ home organizations.

By the end of the course participants are able to:

· account for each step of the procurement cycle, from needs assessment through the development of specifications, contract management and evaluation

· plan and prepare strategies for improved procurement processes in their home organisation

· apply the principles that guide public and non-public procurement with emphasis on efficiency, economy and transparency in order to maximize the use of available funds

· account for crosscutting procurement issues such as green procurement, life cycle analysis, e-procurement

· identify and combat corrupt procurement practices

· utilize existing international good practices related to all steps of the procurement cycle and can select tools and templates to support these practices

· choose relevant tools and approaches for capacity development in the area of procurement

Course Structure

The learning approach will be participatory and learner-centered. The training will focus on current issues and approaches to procurement, combining theory and practice, and relating training contents to the home situation of the participants.

Facilitators are experienced educators with many years experience working with procurement in a national and international context.


The participants will receive a comprehensive set of materials and a CD with the full training package.

Funding

The course is co-funded by Danida Fellowship Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 1,500 per participant per tutorial week.

Total funding needs are DKK 3,000 per participant. This includes study fees, accommodation and allowances.

Duration

2 weeks

Frequency

This fellowship course in procurement can only be realised provided that programme/project funding and sufficient qualified applicants (12+) are available.

Place of Study

Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda.

Participants will be accommodated in single rooms (incl. breakfast).


Note:

This fellowship is recurrent, announcements are made in New Papers and on this site when ever new classes are scheduled to begin.


Uganda Management Institute- UMI

2.0 LOCATION & ADDRESS OF THE INSTITUTE



The Uganda Management Institute commonly referred to as UMI is located on plots 44 - 52 Jinja Road – about 2.5 km from the City Centre just before Jinja Road Police Station.



3.0 ORGANISATION OF THE INSTITUTE



The Institute is headed by the Director General and assisted by the two Directors one in charge of Programs and Student Affairs, and the other in charge of Finance, in addition to Heads of Division. Each of the courses of the Institute is managed by a specific Division but the immediate contact person is the Course Manager. At UMI we operate as a team and participants can be assisted at any level. However, the following officers are of particular interest to participants.



(i) Receptionist - For general information on UMI programmes

and activities.

(ii) Course Manager - Overall liaison with the Institute Management;

(iii) Assistant Registrar(s) - For all Student Records;

(iv) Cashier - For all payments;

(v) Warden - For accommodation, security and general

welfare;

(vi) Nurse - For first aid treatment and counselling;



4.0 ACCIDENTS ON JINJA ROAD



Jinja Road has two lanes leading to the City Centre and one lane for outgoing traffic. You are advised to be very careful when crossing the lanes because there have been a number of fatal accidents in the recent past. You have to be sure which direction the traffic is flowing before crossing any of the lanes.



5.0 SECURITY



UMI is mostly a secure place but we recommend vigilance and information sharing where you detect problems. Valuables should never be left unattended.



6.0 ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE



Always observe academic discipline especially by regular attendance and timely submission of assignments. We keep a register of attendance in compliance with Academic Regulations.



7.0 ACCOMMODATION



With a total of 148 beds, our single rooms were designed to suit the basic requirement of participants.






8.0 CANTEEN AND BAR



There is a canteen behind the Kitchen in which items of necessity like soap, toothpaste, slippers, vaseline. are available for sale. The Canteen also sells a variety of drinks. There is also a Bar and Lounge below the Dining Hall. The Bar sells drinks while the Lounge is used for indoor games and at times for meals.



9.0 RECREATION



Extra curricular activities for participants after 5.00 p m during weekdays and throughout the day during weekends and public holidays are catered for by provision of indoor games (Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Draft and Darts) in the UMI Club. Outdoor games on the other hand are Badminton, Volleyball and Table Tennis which you can get from the Custodian.



Other areas for recreation outside the Institute include: Lugogo Indoor Stadium (Jinja Road) Golf Club (Yusuf Lule Road former Kitante Road) and BMK Health Club (Wampewo Avenue) all of which are within a walking distance from the Institute.



10.0 PLACES OF WORSHIP



A variety of places of worship are situated within a range of (2 - 5 kms) from the Institute. They include:



10.1 Church of Uganda

All Saints Cathedral - Nakasero, Kampala

St Peters Church - Naguru, Nakawa



10.2 Roman Catholic Church

Christ the King Church - Kimathi Avenue, Kampala

City Centre



10.3 Seventh Day Adventist Church - Kireka



10.4 Other Christian Churches

Deliverance Church - Nakasero, Kampala

Kampala Pentecostal Church - Bombo Road, Kampala



10.5 Moslems

Kibuli Mosque - Kibuli

Old Kampala Mosque - Namirembe Road

Nakasero Mosque - Entebbe Road



11.0 HEALTH MATTERS



UMI has a Clinic run by a full time Nurse who provides first aid and basic treatment. Major treatments are referred to hospitals.



Participants with chronic medical cases/problems e.g diabetes, chronic ulcers, high blood pressure etc should notify the Nurse as soon as they report for effective management. This is extremely important for your own good.

Careers- International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title: Sustainability Consultant (specialist/intern)

Org: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Established in 1951, IOM is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 127 member states. A further 18 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and non-governmental organizations.

Closing date: 21 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Location information: Abim - Karamoja or Gulu - Acholi

Background Information: Karamoja sub-region

During 2010 IOM's “Karamoja Food Security and Community Stabilization Programme” was instrumental in a transition in Karamoja away from food aid-dependency to sustainable food security. During the past twelve months IOM has been active in 500-plus villages (viz. nearly 40% of the entire Karamoja sub-region), in addition to have been pivotal in reducing food aid in Karamoja by over 50%.

In 2011, IOM will be working closely with local governments and the United Nations World Food Programme (“WFP”) implementing part of the Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (“NUSAF2 Programme”). IOM will endeavour to incorporate NUSAF2 activities around the touchstone objectives of food security and community stabilization. The NUSAF2 Programme will be government-led and IOM believes its work across three districts and 400 villages is explicit recognition of the progress achieved by WFP and IOM in 2010. IOM is encouraged by the fact that motivation levels amongst communities, local civil society partners, and local/national government counterparts have consistently trended upwards throughout 2010. IOM needs to work hard to ensure that this trend continues. The possibility now exists for the 500-plus communities that IOM works in for people to farm their way out of dependency on outside aid and the inter-tribal conflict over resources and wealth, both dynamics of which have reached viral proportions across Karamoja during the past 40 years. Commencing January 2011 and ongoing until December 2011, IOM in partnership with WFP, designated civil society organizations, and local government interlocutors in the districts of Abim, Amudat, and Nakapiripirit will focus on community facilitation, responding to environmental degradation, exploring energy-saving practices, improving water usage and conservation, and causing participating communities to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient.

IOM strongly believes that its partnership with WFP is in the vital interest of the transition that is already underway in Karamoja. In fact, we believe that our work and the areas we are working in are rapidly reaching critical mass for the following reasons:

1. Over 160 community projects are completed across over 500 villages in the districts of Abim, Amudat, and Nakapiripirit;

2. Communities are ALREADY growing their own surplus crops, selling locally and over the border in Kenya. In this sense, we have proven that our polyculture-oriented methods are profitable by providing food for families and surplus food for local trade;

3. IOM has espoused and ACHIEVED project diversification including animal management, irrigation, water storage, and community/market gardens;

4. We have conducted extensive public awareness of this transition through outdoor cinema events (to wit, IOM organised and held 102 outdoor cinema screenings across communities in all five districts of Karamoja. These cinema screenings brought together over 234,000 people of which nearly 65% were adults over the age of 18. Furthermore, as part of this process, some 231 formal governmental officials and 160 informal community leaders were consulted in the development and dissemination of these films. IOM now has over six hours of content showing that progress in Karamoja is not only possible, but that it is already happening.)

5. We have considerable private sector investment interest (domestic and foreign companies) in a joint venture in 2011.

IOM has also developed several short films on Karamoja, as follows:

1. Sustainable agriculture and self reliance tool kit (two-volume DVD set) in Luo, Ngakarimojong, and English;

2. Six short five-minute films on progress in Karamoja; and

3. Video montage highlighting local community members' and local governmental officials' perspectives on change, challenges, and a vision of a self sufficient, self reliant Karamoja.

As with all films on the Karamoja sub-region, our intention is to produce a believable depiction of Karimojong and Labwor peoples, essentially to 'demystify and disarm' the notion that the sub-region is primitive and backward. IOM has achieved this by capturing unique stories that dramatically show the self-sufficiency, diversity, and humanity of the peoples in this beautiful part of Uganda. All staff and/or consultants based in the Karamoja sub-region should be familiar with the content of these films.

In 2011 IOM believes that climate change and adaptation stands to be a new area for programme development; projects focused on adjustment in natural or human systems (i.e. a damaged and depleted ecosystem in Karamoja) are a way forward that should be properly explored and contextualized. The basic idea is that vulnerable communities in Karamoja need help to cope with the inevitable impact of climate change.

Background Information: Acholi sub-region

In 2009-2010, through it's Community-Based Reintegration Programme in Northern Uganda, IOM and the United Nations Development Programme provided assistance to 481 vulnerable youth of which 111 or 23% were women. Yet, female-headed, IDP, returnee, and ex-combatants households in the Acholi sub-region face specific hardships in relation to their social and economic (re)integration. Thirty percent (30%) of households in the Acholi sub-region are estimated to be female-headed. Furthermore, female ex-combatants in particular (e.g. gun-carrying combatants, cooks, logisticians, spies, abductees, sex partners, porters, etc.) and female-headed IDP and returnee households have experienced extraordinary levels of trauma. When one considers that 85% households in the Acholi sub-region rely on agriculture as the primary means of livelihood, the potential for marginalization of women's livelihoods and means of subsistence is manifest.

IOM was recently informed of funding made available through the Peacebuilding Fund as part of a joint submission amongst participating UN agencies. Mindful of the limited resources available for socio-economic reintegration assistance in the Acholi sub-region, IOM decided to focus on female-headed, IDP, returnee, and ex-combatants households. Unless this sub-set of the population are assisted, there is a very real risk that these families continue to fall into patterns of behaviour and practices that lead to social disintegration that threatens the nascent stability in Northern Uganda. The core element of IOM's approach to socio-economic reintegration assistance has been to work with existing structures (e.g. businesses, communities, civil society groups, and local government agencies) to provide skills and jobs to vulnerable female-headed households youth who may otherwise backslide into various forms of vulnerability (viz. prostitution, petty crime, self-harm, substance abuse). These vulnerable female-headed households - or “clients” as IOM likes to call them - are referred to jobs and/or organized into self supporting beneficiary groups through local civil society partners; these self-help groups are led by the women themselves and represent the starting point for the reduction of tensions in parishes with high densities of ex-combatants, former abductees, displaced families and other vulnerable persons. Not only does an existing business or self-help group offer a job, but the workplace or self help group structure and underlying principles of decent work encourages and reinforces behaviours such as working together and helping oneself by helping others.

IOM is also a participating agency within the UN Joint Programme on Population (JPP), which is led by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Under Outcome 3 of the JPP, IOM has a sub-component that is very likely to be funded for 2011-2012 implementation. Outcome 3 of JPP aims to enable youth and vulnerable groups to develop competitive skills and access opportunities in order to actively participate in the economy. IOM's sub-component focuses specifically on supporting vulnerable women from Northern Uganda (Gulu, Pader, Agago, Abim, Nakapiripirit, Amudat) to access labour market/ employment opportunities. The types of activities include, socio-economic opportunity mapping and labour market assessment, establishing passive referral (viz. self-referral) system within existing youth friendly sites to connect vulnerable women with labour market opportunities in Northern Uganda, and job referral, small business and/or self-help group start-up assistance. There are clear linkages between IOM's existing socio-economic reintegration assistance for female-headed households that should be explored.

Sustainability in terms of livelihood and/or viable job opportunities - whether as part of a socio-economic reintegration programme or simply helping women become more productive - is the nexus of economic self-sufficiency. This inherently necessitates enabling women and girls to access primary and secondary income sources in a way that is socially acceptable within communities. The predominant focus of IOM's approach will be sustainable agriculture, broad-based community engagement, and empowering women to take a leading role in the design, implementation, and improvement of their economic activities.

In some parts of Northern Uganda, most especially the Acholi sub-region, supporting vulnerable women to access labour market/employment opportunities is synonymous with both social and economic reintegration. Significant numbers of the population have only recently returned home after spending years in IDP camps. Accordingly, economic assistance to women and girls is ALL about how they participate within post-conflict society; crucially, social reintegration refers to how communities and civil society engage women and girls affected by conflict and equitably respond to their needs, demands for access, and attempts at constructive participation in socio-cultural and political pursuits. The marginalization of women's rights, especially amongst the key sub-groups already mentioned, in relation to land and thereby a means to prosper stands in the way of their full participation in the nascent processes of reintegration and recovery in the North. The point here is that the social and economic dimensions of economic support for women and girls in post-conflict settings should be mutually reinforcing; it is only by working with women and girls in both spaces that sustainable outcomes can be achieved.

This position is not a single position, and may in fact be several positions including but not limited to international consultants or locally hired consultants. As mentioned above, there are three separate projects all requiring similar modular training in sustainable agriculture. It is quite possible that specialist trainers are selected for some components, whereas some candidates selected may be offered an internship.

Reporting & Deliverables

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator and/or his/her designate (viz. KFSCS Field Coordinator), and the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and implementing training and self-reliance strategies in support of the Karamoja Food Security and Community Stabilization and Community-Based Reintegration Programmes. In particular s/he will:

1. Within one (1) week of assignment, the incumbent will jointly develop a one - month schedule of activities to be approved by his/her supervisor;

2. Complete discrete assignments in relation to the Community-Based Reintegration Programme including but not limited to the following:

(a) Develop modular training curricula based on a sustainable agriculture training menu provided by IOM in order to start training implementation within one (1) week of assignment;

(b) Develop training aids and information tools ranging from posters, short manuals, and brochures incl. easy-to-understand layout and content-development in close coordination with the Peace-building Public Information Specialist; and

(c) Direct provision of sustainable agriculture training modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for IOM-designated groups of 20-30 women in remote field locations within the Acholi sub-region.

3. Complete discrete assignments in relation to the Karamoja Food Security and Community Stabilization Programme including but not limited to the following:

(a) Develop modular training curricula based on a sustainable agriculture training menu provided by IOM in order to start training implementation within one (1) week of assignment;

(b) Develop training aids and information tools ranging from posters, short manuals, and brochures incl. easy-to-understand layout and content-development in close coordination with the Peace-building Public Information Specialist; and

(c) Direct provision of sustainable agriculture training modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for IOM-designated groups of 20-30 men and women in remote field locations within the Karamoja sub-region.

4. Provision of training in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments, which may include uncomfortable accommodation and unsavoury food options and wearing of body armour.

5. Manualising and updating the Community Stabilization and Sustainability Manual to reflect best practices and living examples within the Karamoja and the Acholi sub-regions.

6. Provide on-site advice and consultation to designated communities and sub-project sites appropriately adapted to IOM's proven polyculture-oriented sustainable agriculture model (which may involve overnight stays in remote locations, often with uncomfortable accommodation and unsavoury food options and wearing of body armour).

7. Direct oversight of the establishment of discrete demonstration projects including but not limited to seedling nurseries and demonstration plot(s) that are used as an 'active training syllabus'.

8. Ensure that training curricula always observes the financial and programmatic constraints manifest in project documents and donor priorities.

9. Perform such other duties and responsibilities as instructed.

Desired Skills & Competencies

  • Holds degree, preferably in applied sciences (eg. agricultural science, rural development, etc) and/or relevant (and considerable) field experience with sustainable agriculture in semi-arid areas. “Relevant field experience” refers to practical experience in sustainable agriculture; earth works engineering, watershed management; soil restoration/conservation/managemment; freshwater aqua-culture; community development; nurseries and seed saving.

  • Credentialed in Agriculture/Horticulture/Permaculture and/or relevant experience (unless the candidate is an intern).

  • Willingness to directly conduct sustainable agriculture training in small modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for groups of 20-30 men and women in remote field locations within the Karamoja and/or sub-region(s).

  • Willingness to work in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments, which may include uncomfortable accommodation and food options, wearing body armour, and/or exposure to communal violence;

  • Demonstrable background in International aid and development (unless the candidate is an intern).

  • Experience with food security and community stabilization programming in Africa.

  • Extensive experience with community-based organizations essential and a determination to work effectively with local civil society organizations despite the challenges of low capacity or variable performance.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, self driven, and ready to work under very tight deadlines and inspire others to do the same.

  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds and in stressful conditions.

  • Professional-level familiarity with MSWord/MS Excel/MS Powerpoint applications.

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Luo, Kiswahili, and/or Ngakarimojong an advantage.

Consultancy Fees

Consultancy rate to be negotiated with short-listed candidates. In the event that the candidate(s) is an intern, then different allowances and fee arrangements would apply.

Method of Hire

Direct hire (local or overseas). This position is open until 21 February 2011, however candidate selection and hiring will start beforehand if suitable candidate(s) are found.

How to apply

Clearly state the position title in the subject heading send to icrsuganda@iom.int

Reference Code: RW_8DBCAG-9


Closing date: 21 Feb 2011


Field Coordinator (Project Assistant), Amudat/Nakapirpirit - Karamoja, Uganda

Job Title: Field Coordinator (Project Assistant)

Org: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951, and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda

Location information: Amudat/Nakapirpirit - Karamoja

1. University degree in relevant area and strong field experience in Northern Uganda and/or Karamoja.

2. Relevant community development experience.

3. Willingness to work in Amudat and Nakapiripirit;

4. Relevant experience working in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments;

5. Demonstrated experience working in the Karamoja sub-region and effectively engaging with local government actors in all districts;

6. Minimal 2 years experience with international aid and development in post-conflict or active conflict settings;

7. Previous experience with staff management and field-level coordination;

8. High level of proficiency in MSOffice applications;

9. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.

10. Resourceful and strong ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours in field posting with limited direct support;

11. Solid team spirit and willingness to work with people of linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds; and

12. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

How to apply

Clearly state the position title in the subject heading send to icrsuganda@iom.int

Reference Code: RW_8DBCW5-65


Closing date: 31 Jan 2011


International Organization for Migration (IOM) Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Career

Job Title:Monitoring and Evaluation Project Assistant

Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951, and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda

Location information: Amudat/Nakapirpirit or Abim - Karamoja

Desirable qualifications:

1. Holds technical qualifications, preferably in a field related to Monitoring and Evaluation, Agriculture or Livestock Management and/or relevant field experience.

2. Some experience working within international development and local NGO sector in conflict and/or post-conflict contexts.

3. Good organizational skills, a proven ability to establish priorities and plans, and an ability to work independently, and show leadership and initiative within team environment are necessary.

4. Familiarity with MSWord and MS Excel applications.

5. Demonstrated ability and competency in communicating with a wide range of people including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.

6. Must be able to work under pressure, cope with deadlines and willing to work to rapidly changing conditions as necessary.

7. Willingness (and some experience) working in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments;

8. Demonstrated experience working in the Karamoja sub-region and effectively engaging with local actors;

9. Willing to travel and spend time working in other Karamoja field offices is essential.

How to apply

Clearly state the position title in the subject heading send to icrsuganda@iom.int

Reference Code: RW_8DBDPF-67


Government Liaison (Project Assistant) Job Vacancy in Uganda at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job title: Government Liaison (Project Assistant)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951, and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda

Location information: Abim - Karamoja

Desirable qualifications:

1. University degree in relevant area and strong field experience in Northern Uganda and/or Karamoja;

2. Relevant experience working in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments;

3. Demonstrated experience working in the Karamoja sub-region and effectively engaging with local government actors in all districts;

4. Minimal 3 years experience with international aid and development;

5. Previous experience in communications and media;

6. High level of proficiency in MSOffice applications;

7. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.

8. Resourceful and strong ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours in field posting with limited direct support;

9. Solid team spirit and willingness to work with people of linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds; and

10. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

How to apply

Clearly state the position title in the subject heading send to icrsuganda@iom.int

Reference Code: RW_8DBDPF-67



Uganda Martyrs University Fees

Annual fees are subject to review if and when necessary. Payment of fees has to be made as follows: 50% by the 1st day of the academic year and 50% on return from the Christmas break. Non payment of fees may result in dismissal and exclusion from exams.

The application fee is paid once either on acquisition of application forms or upon submission of the completed application forms to the university. All non-Ugandans must pay in dollars. Each year fees are adjusted according to the current exchange rate.

Students are expected to provide their own stationery and text books, although the University Library is well stocked with text books for all courses. Students are responsible for all costs of BA and MA dissertations and research. For all matters concerning finances, the Registrar of the University can be contacted at:

The Registrar
Uganda Martyrs University,
P.O. Box 5498, Kampala - UGANDA EA.
Tel: (+256) 038 410611
Fax: (+256) 038 410100
Email: registrar@umu.ac.ug

List of all Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Courses Offered at Uganda Martyrs University , Nkozi

Presently Uganda Martyrs University offers diploma, degree and Postgraduate programmes

All course programmes are taught at the Nkozi Campus, except the part-time postgraduate programmes which are taught at the Uganda Catholic Social Training Centre (UCSTC) Rubaga in Kampala.

The distance-learning programmes, offered by the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Agriculture, are conducted mostly by correspondence. Course participants must also attended some compulsory residential sessions at the university as part of the course requirements before completing the programme of study.

Some courses under the distance-learning programmes include; Microfinance and Economic Development, Advanced Education Management, Bachelor of Arts (Primary Education), and the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. The University is opening various centres throughout Uganda that will cater for the distance -learning programmes in Education.

How to apply
Diploma

Diploma in Development Studies
Advanced Diploma in Health Promotion and Education
Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management
Diploma in Primary Education
Diploma Microfinance and Economic Development
Diploma (Local Governance and Human Rights)
Diploma in Science (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or Computer science)


Undergraduate

Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envi.Des.)
Bachelor of Arts Democracy and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts Microfinance and Economic Development
Bachelor of Arts Education [offered at Kisubi Centre]
Bachelor of Arts Ethics and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts Primary Education
Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts (Local Governance and Human Rights)
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science , Statistics, Economics, Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science Agriculture
Bachelor of Science Organic Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
Bachelor of Science Financial Mathematics
Bachelor of Social Development and Counselling
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


Postgraduate

PG Diploma/Master of Arts Development Studies and NGO Management (Distance Learning)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts Development and Microfinance (Distance Learning)
PG Diploma Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
PG Diploma/Master of Arts in Good Governance and Civil Society (Distance learning under the Centre for Good Governance and Civil Society)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts (M.A) Development Studies (full-time and part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts (M.A) Education and Development (Full time and Part time)
Master of Arts (M.A) Environment Management (only on part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Business Administration (MBA full-time and part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Science in Development Economics (Full time and Part time)
PG Diploma/Master of Science (MSc) in Health Services Management (Full time)
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems
Master of Science in ICT Management, Policy and Architectural Design
Master of Philosphy - MPhil (full time and part time)
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD (full time and part time)
Master of Architecture (Professional) (M.Arch.)
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Land.Arch.)
Master of Environmental Design (M.Envi.Des.)
Master of Science in Agro-Ecology.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 09:11

Diploma Courses offered at Uganda Martyrs University , Nkozi

Diploma

Diploma in Development Studies
Advanced Diploma in Health Promotion and Education
Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management
Diploma in Primary Education
Diploma Microfinance and Economic DevelopmentDiploma (Local Governance and Human Rights)
Diploma in Science (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or Computer science)

Undergraduate degree courses offered at Uganda Martyrs University , Nkozi

Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envi.Des.)
Bachelor of Arts Democracy and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts Microfinance and Economic Development
Bachelor of Arts Education [offered at Kisubi Centre]
Bachelor of Arts Ethics and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts Primary Education
Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts (Local Governance and Human Rights)
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science , Statistics, Economics, Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science Agriculture
Bachelor of Science Organic Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
Bachelor of Science Financial Mathematics
Bachelor of Social Development and Counselling
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Postgraduate degree and diploma Courses at Uganda Martyrs University , Nkozi

Postgraduate

PG Diploma/Master of Arts Development Studies and NGO Management (Distance Learning)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts Development and Microfinance (Distance Learning)
PG Diploma Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
PG Diploma/Master of Arts in Good Governance and Civil Society (Distance learning under the Centre for Good Governance and Civil Society)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts (M.A) Development Studies (full-time and part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Arts (M.A) Education and Development (Full time and Part time)
Master of Arts (M.A) Environment Management (only on part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Business Administration (MBA full-time and part-time)
PG Diploma/Master of Science in Development Economics (Full time and Part time)
PG Diploma/Master of Science (MSc) in Health Services Management (Full time)
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems
Master of Science in ICT Management, Policy and Architectural Design
Master of Philosphy - MPhil (full time and part time)
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD (full time and part time)
Master of Architecture (Professional) (M.Arch.)
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Land.Arch.)
Master of Environmental Design (M.Envi.Des.)
Master of Science in Agro-Ecology.

Application, Admission and Entry Requirement at Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi,

Application and Admission

2009-01-12

General Entry Requirements
The enrolment for undergraduate degrees will be open to students who are holders of a Secondary School Certificate and the appropriate A-level certificate. Enrolment for post-graduate degree courses is open to first degree holders.

For all undergraduate degrees, candidates having an O-level certificate and having attained the age of 25 years can become eligible by passing the Uganda Martyrs University Mature Age Entry Examination, which is to be held every year in May. Visit the individual academic departments pages to find out specific details of their course entry requirements.

How to Apply
Application forms may be downloaded from here and printed out or acquired at the Registrar's Office, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, or at the University's office located at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute located at Rubaga in Kampala.

Application forms may also be obtained by writing to the Registrar using the address at the bottom of the page. Please enclose a self addressed enveloppe so that the forms can be mailed back to you.

Note that an application fee must be submitted along with the completed application forms for your application to be processed. Undergraduate and diploma course applicants pay fifteen thousand shillings only - 15,000/= (US$ 10 for non-Ugandans) while postgraduate course applicants pay twenty five thousand shillings only - 25,000/= (US$ 15 for non-Ugandans).

The completed forms, together with certified photostat (hard) copies of result slips and any academic records, must reach the Registrar by post at the address above, on or before 30th May of the year in which admission is sought.

Application fees can be payed through money order for those who do not have easy access to any of the offices of Uganda Marrytrs University. Ugandan Nationals who are not able to easily access the University's office in Rubaga can pay application fees through money order at any post office or Money Gram agent closest to you.

International Students can pay application fees through International Money Order. This can be done at any MoneyGram agent closest to you or any other convenient way.

Note: Once admitted to the University, names of succesful applicants will be registered in the order in which they appear on the support documents submitted with the completed forms for the consideration of admission, unless it is otherwise established by law. (For example in the case of marriage, or an affidavit)

Finances and Fees
Annual fees are subject to review if and when necessary. Payment of fees has to be made as follows: 50% by the 1st day of the academic year and 50% on return from the Christmas break. Non payment of fees may result in dismissal and exclusion from exams.

The application fee is paid once either on acquisition of application forms or upon submission of the completed application forms to the university. All non-Ugandans must pay in dollars. Each year fees are adjusted according to the current exchange rate.

Students are expected to provide their own stationery and text books, although the University Library is well stocked with text books for all courses. Students are responsible for all costs of BA and MA dissertations and research. For all matters concerning finances, the Registrar of the University can be contacted at:

The Registrar
Uganda Martyrs University,
P.O. Box 5498, Kampala - UGANDA EA.
Tel: (+256) 038 410611
Fax: (+256) 038 410100
Email: registrar@umu.ac.ug

Distance Learning Programmes at Uganda Martyrs University -Nkozi

Programs offered by distance learning mode
Faculty of Business Administration and Management
Department of MicroFinance

  • Diploma in Microfinance and Economic Development
  • Bachelor of Arts Microfinance and Economic Development

Institute of Ethics and Development Studies

  • Diploma in Democracy and Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Democracy and Development studies
  • Masters of Arts Development Studies

Department of Good Governance

  • Diploma in Local Governance and Human Rights
  • Bachelor of Arts in Local Governance and Human Rights
  • MA in Local Governance and Human Rights

Faculty of Education

  • Diploma in Primary Education
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Administration and Management
  • Bachelor of Arts Primary Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Masters of Arts Education and Development



Faculty of Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science Organic Agriculture
Admission Procedure
  • Obtain an application form from the university or any of our upcountry centers
  • Then, there is the admission review
  • Sitting for GAT( for postgraduate applicants)
  • An Admission letter sent to your address if successful

Application Forms can be obtained from the following centers:

UMU Kampala Office at Uganda Catholic Social Training Center, Rubaga
Tel/Fax: (+256) 041 236931

The Registrar
Uganda Martyrs University,
P.O. Box 5498, Kampala - UGANDA EA.
Tel: (+256) 038 410611
Fax: (+256) 038 410100
Email: registrar@umu.ac.ug

Center for Distance Learning Studies Uganda Martyrs University - Nkozi

Center for Distance Learning Studies (CDLS)

About CDLS

Uganda Martyrs University is committed to making a difference; one way to do this is to provide demand driven education. There is a demand for flexibility in learning and that for courses that provide skills, knowledge and competence that are directed in the work place now. There is a gradual growing interest to study. This also comes for the already employed who want to study without necessarily leaving their employment. Uganda Martyrs University acknowledges this and is committed to providing tailor made distance education courses for the employed.

Distance learning offers flexibility of the learner in time, location, communication and study program among others. At Uganda Martyrs University, Distance learning programs range from Diploma, through undergraduate to post graduate courses. The mode of delivery of these programs is mainly by modules, CD-ROMs, diskettes that are supplemented by residential workshops. In the near future electronic learning will be introduced.

The majority of students currently at UMU are on distance learning programs. Considering the importance the university attaches to distance learning, a Center for Distance Learning Studies (CDLS) has been created to promote the smooth running of distance learning programs. The faculties that are running Distance-Learning Programs include; Faculty of Education (purely distance programs), Faculty of Agriculture (purely distance programs), Faculty of Business Administration and Management (BAM) and Institute of Ethics and Development Studies (IEDS).

Mission of CDLS
The mission of Distance Learning at UMU is to improve the quality of employed personnel through provision of on time, flexible, off-campus and demand driven education that instills Values, competence, skills and knowledge for a positive transformation.

Slogan

"Education in your Comfort"


Objectives of CDLS

1. To create professionals who live and act by non negotiable values of service and respect;
2. To produce a critical mass of quality human resource to meet individual, community, national and global needs;
3. To link theory and practice in making a professional;
4. To provide up-to-date demand driven courses for society transformation;
5. To deliver a flexible education for those unable to attend regular university courses;
6. To offer an affordable quality education.

Programs offered by distance learning mode
Faculty of Business Administration and Management
Department of MicroFinance

* Diploma in Microfinance and Economic Development
* Bachelor of Arts Microfinance and Economic Development

Institute of Ethics and Development Studies

* Diploma in Democracy and Development Studies
* Bachelor of Arts Democracy and Development studies
* Masters of Arts Development Studies

Department of Good Governance

* Diploma in Local Governance and Human Rights
* Bachelor of Arts in Local Governance and Human Rights
* MA in Local Governance and Human Rights

Faculty of Education

* Diploma in Primary Education
* Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Administration and Management
* Bachelor of Arts Primary Education
* Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
* Masters of Arts Education and Development



Faculty of Agriculture

* Bachelor of Science Agriculture
* Bachelor of Science Organic Agriculture



Admission Procedure

* Obtain an application form from the university or any of our upcountry centers
* Then, there is the admission review
* Sitting for GAT( for postgraduate applicants)
* An Admission letter sent to your address if successful


Application Forms can be obtained from the following centers:

UMU Kampala Office at Uganda Catholic Social Training Center, Rubaga
Tel/Fax: (+256) 041 236931

UMU Mbale Centre
Mr. Wekwaba Mauso Julius 0772844393
Alupo Mary Jesca 0774387244
e-mail: jwekwaba@umu.ac.ug

UMU Kabale Centre
Fr. Naris Byarugaba
P.O.Box 884, Kabale
0772 607276,e-mail: kabalemartryrs@yahoo.com


The Registrar
Uganda Martyrs University,
P.O. Box 5498, Kampala - UGANDA EA.
Tel: (+256) 038 410611
Fax: (+256) 038 410100
Email: registrar@umu.ac.ug

Uganda Martyrs University- Nkozi

Uganda Martyrs University PDF Print E-mail
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) whose main Campus is located at Nkozi 82 kms west of Kampala, the Capital of Uganda, on the Kampala-Masaka road, was started in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic Departments, namely the Institute of Ethics and Development Studies and the Faculty of Business Administration and Management.

To date, the total enrolment of students is 4697, of whom about 1193 are full-time residents on campus, while the rest are following distance-learning programmes and part-time programmes at the University and Kampala-Campus at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute - Rubaga. Students of UMU come from all over the world. The university also hosts students for field work and research from Europe and USA. This international atmosphere offers a good study experience to the students and staff as well as an opportunity for a rich cultural exchange.

In addition to the above two academic departments, other academic departments have since been established include: the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of The Built Environment, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Department of Microfinance, the Department of Good Governance and Development Studies , the Community and Outreach Department, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, the Faculty of Education and Most recent the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses offered by the University comprise diplomas, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas and degrees in various fields. The University also has Ph.D programme in various fields.

The quiet rural setting of the well-kept campus is ideal for study and reflection.

The University has a well stocked library, an African Research and Documentation Centre, a computer network with a stable internet link, excellent catering facilities, sports facilities, Banking services and recreation rooms. Health care is provided in the University infirmary, and Nkozi Hospital.

There are eleven halls of residence for the full time students who reside on campus. Students are accommodated in double rooms and single rooms. The rooms are spacious with ample light, providing the students an environment conducive to study. UMU also has a small guest house for the visiting lecturers and other guests of the university.There are Hostels owned by private developers but fall under the general authority of the University.

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The Library

The Archbishop Kiwanuka Library, housed in a newly constructed and beautiful building, is located on the main campus, at Nkozi, between the Cardinal Wamala Auditorium and the Mapeera building where the Librarian's office and post graduate lecture rooms are situated. This is adjacent to the main quadrangle.

The new Library was commissioned officially by the Nuncio on 31st August 2002 at a colorful ceremony. Construction period of the Library lasted almost three years. The ultra modern Library is named after the late Archbishop Kiwanuka who first conceived the idea of establishing a Catholic University in Uganda. It has a seating capacity of three-hundred students, over 13,000 print volumes, CD ROMs. containing recent journals and 24 computers linked to the Internet. It also accommodates a small museum that is operated by the ARDC.

The Library's Mission

The library's mission is to support the University's teaching, leaning and research objectives by means of facilitating access to all forms of information efficiently and effectively.

Library Stakeholders

  • Uganda Martyrs University Students
  • Uganda Martyrs University Staff
  • Members of Council, the alumni e.t.c.
Student Housing
Accomodation
The University has seven halls of residence on the main campus and five additional privately owned halls off the main campus for the full time students who reside on campus. Students are accomomdated within double rooms that are spacious with ample light, providing the students with an environment conducive to study. Day students may reside off campus. UMU also has a guest house for the visiting lecturers and other guests of the University.

Medical Care - Clinic
Health Services
The University has its own infirmary. The infirmary is at the service of students and staff of the University and is open daily. Referrals to hospitals, depending on the cases, are made to Nkozi, Masaka or Kampala.

Religious and Spiritual Bodies
Chaplaincy

The Catholic Chaplaincy organises talks, seminars, meetings for worship and fellowship on a regular basis. This aims at encouraging thinking on matter of a social, theological and ethical nature. The chaplaincy can organise and/or provide counselling and advisory services for those who request it.

The Church of Uganda community has a visiting Chaplain. Every Sunday, the Chaplain conducts a Sunday Service for the Church of Uganda members of the University.

Center for Distance Learning Studies (CDLS)

About CDLS

Uganda Martyrs University is committed to making a difference; one way to do this is to provide demand driven education. There is a demand for flexibility in learning and that for courses that provide skills, knowledge and competence that are directed in the work place now. There is a gradual growing interest to study. This also comes for the already employed who want to study without necessarily leaving their employment. Uganda Martyrs University acknowledges this and is committed to providing tailor made distance education courses for the employed.

Various Teaching Jobs in Uganda at Kinderjoy Daycare and Pre-school

School: Kinderjoy Daycare and Pre-school

Post Principal
Nature of work:
• Setting the curricula and organizational direction for the kindergarten.
• Day to day administration of kindergarten, including communication with parents and the public.
• Putting systems and processes in place so that teachers can plan and implement suitable education programs that prepare pre-school children for school and for life.
• Ensuring discipline and order of staff and learners.
• Ensuring the safety and security of the staff, learners and property.

Qualifications:
• Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching.
• Pre-school Education – Leadership.
• At least two years of relevant experience in the pre-school sector.

Personality traits:
• Broad vision and leadership quality.
• Warmth and sensitivity to other’s feelings.
• Genuine concern to help children reach their potential.
• Respect for others.
• Team player.
• Creativity and innovation ability to manage crises.

Core competencies:
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the following areas:
• Child development.
• Curriculum and pedagogy.
• Communication skills.
• Management and administrative competencies.
• Working with school system, families and communities.
• Managing crises.
• Clear understanding of the inter-connectedness among the different education policies and apply them in pre-school settings.

Post: Nursery School Teacher
Nature of Work:
• Planning and implementing suitable education programs that prepare pre-school children for school an for life.
• Day to day management of the classes under your charge.
• Evaluation of and reporting on the progress of the learners.
• Ensure discipline, safety and security of learners under your charge.

Personal Traits:
• Warmth and sensitivity to other’s feelings.
• Genuine concern to help children reach their potential.
• Respect for others.
• Teamwork.
• Creativity and innovation.

Core competencies:
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the following areas:
• Child development.
• Curriculum and pedagogy.
• Communication skills.

Qualifications:
• Grade 3 certificate with specialization in Nursery teaching.
• Should be registered with Ministry of Education and sports

Remuneration: Negotiable

All applications can be hand delivered or posted to the address below:

M/s Muganwa Nanteza & Co. Advocates,
1-3 Coral Crescent,
Lower Kololo,
P.O. Box 8543, Kampala.

Deadline: 31st January, 2011

Dama Consultants Limited- Uganda

Job Title: Environment Officer

Key result areas
• Plan and undertake Environment assessments for LVRLAC Membership and member Local Authorities to determine and prioritize the adaptation/ mitigation needs at the various levels.
• Develop and implement/ deliver relevant environment related proposals suitable for funding in line with the environmental trends like climate variations.
• Competence in implementing environment projects within LVRLAC and other stakeholder approved guidelines.
• Provide assistance within the Lake Victoria Basin Region regarding the statutory and regulatory considerations pertaining to environmental compliance like NEMs, NAPAs and EAC Climate change policy.
• Assist Member Local Authorities in adoption of environmentally friendly best practices as per vulnerability clusters.
• Support the development an improvement if projects within the mandate and scope of LVRLAC.
• Develop and assist staff in environmental awareness programs.
• Compile and analyze information on best practices and lessons learned in Environmental related interventions and outreach activities and disseminate this information to target audiences through reports, brochures, e-newsletter, websites, etc.

• Job requirements: a master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering or urban environmental planning and management.

• Five years working experience at management level in the relevant filed.

• Experience in working on issues of sustainable development.

• A good grasp of the regional environmental issues and policies in relation to the LVRLAC member local authorities.

• Well developed communication skills (verbal, written and e-communication).

• Experience in project management.

• Experience in pro research and publication in the line of environment issues in their region.

Closing date: 9/02/11

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, names of three referees and applicants’ daytime telephone contact should be sent to:

Dama Consultants Limited,
10th Floor Uganda House,
P.O. Box 3967.
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited Jobs and Career Vacancies

Job Title: Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited

1. Post: Cane Yard Engineer.
• Qualification: Bsc- Mechanical Engineering.
• Experience: 2 Years and above in a manufacturing industry.

2. Post: Principal Harvesting
• Qualification: Bsc- Agriculture.
• Experience: 2 Years hand on practical experience in sugar cane harvesting/ transportation.


3. Post English. Literature Teacher
• Qualification: BA- Education with English/literature.
• Experience: 2 Years and above in the relevant field.


4. Post: Instrumentation Technician
• Qualification: Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
• Experience: 3 years working in the relevant field. Practical hand on experience in a manufacturing industry in a similar position will be an added advantage.

5. Post: Field Surveyor
• Qualification: Diploma or Advanced Certificate in Surveying.
• Experience: 2 years and above in the relevant field.

6. Post: Plumber
• Qualification: Advanced Certificate in plumbing.
• Experience: 2 years and above in the relevant field.

7. Post: Mechanic
• Qualification: Advanced Certificate in motor vehicle mechanics.
• Experience: 3 years working experience as a mechanic.

8. Post: Auto Electrician
• Qualification: Diploma or Advanced Certificate in motor vehicle wiring.
• Experience: 4 years as Auto Electrician.

9. Post: Carpenter
• Qualification: Advanced Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery.
• Experience: 2 years and above in the relevant field.

Remunerations: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:
Handwritten application with a detailed C. V and photocopies of Academic Certificate/ Testimonials, names and address of 2 (two) referees, letter of recommendation from the previous employer and telephone contact should be submitted by post or direct delivery to the following address with in 10 days from the date of this advertisement.

The Dy. G.M. Human Resources,
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd,
P.O. Box 1 – LUGAZI.
By e-mail nixont@mehtagroup.com

Interview Questions and Answers- Top Job Interview Questions and how to Answer them

Job interviews often make many perspire, thinking, what are they going to ask me? Be careful when thinking this and do not show your fear or intimidation to the interviewers. Remember, you have gone there to make them know if they do not have you, they are losing the best thing that has ever happened to you. And they are thinking, what is special about you? So, take your time, know what is required of you and answer carefully.

Here are the 25 most pressing and difficult questions read carefully and comprehend.

1. Tell me about yourself.
Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extra careful that you don’t run off at the mouth. Keep your answer to a minute or two at most. Cover four topics: early years, education, work history, and recent career experience. Emphasize this last subject. Remember that this is likely to be a warm-up question. Don’t waste your best points on it.

2. What do you know about our organization?
You should be able to discuss products or services, revenues, reputation, image, goals, problems, management style, people, history and philosophy. But don’t act as if you know everything about the place. Let your answer show that you have taken the time to do some research, but don’t overwhelm the interviewer, and make it clear that you wish to learn more.
You might start your answer in this manner: “In my job search, I’ve investigated a number of companies. Yours is one of the few that interests me, for these reasons…”
Give your answer a positive tone. Don’t say, “Well, everyone tells me that you’re in all sorts of trouble, and that’s why I’m here”, even if that is why you’re there.

3. Why do you want to work for us?
The deadliest answer you can give is “Because I like people.” What else would you like-animals?
Here, and throughout the interview, a good answer comes from having done your homework so that you can speak in terms of the company’s needs. You might say that your research has shown that the company is doing things you would like to be involved with, and that it’s doing them in ways that greatly interest you. For example, if the organization is known for strong management, your answer should mention that fact and show that you would like to be a part of that team. If the company places a great deal of emphasis on research and development, emphasize the fact that you want to create new things and that you know this is a place in which such activity is encouraged. If the organization stresses financial controls, your answer should mention a reverence for numbers.

If you feel that you have to concoct an answer to this question - if, for example, the company stresses research, and you feel that you should mention it even though it really doesn’t interest you- then you probably should not be taking that interview, because you probably shouldn’t be considering a job with that organization.

Your homework should include learning enough about the company to avoid approaching places where you wouldn’t be able -or wouldn’t want- to function. Since most of us are poor liars, it’s difficult to con anyone in an interview. But even if you should succeed at it, your prize is a job you don’t really want.

4. What can you do for us that someone else can’t?
Here you have every right, and perhaps an obligation, to toot your own horn and be a bit egotistical. Talk about your record of getting things done, and mention specifics from your resume or list of career accomplishments. Say that your skills and interests, combined with this history of getting results, make you valuable. Mention your ability to set priorities, identify problems, and use your experience and energy to solve them.

5. What do you find most attractive about this position? What seems least attractive about it?
List three or four attractive factors of the job, and mention a single, minor, unattractive item.

6. Why should we hire you?
Create your answer by thinking in terms of your ability, your experience, and your energy. (See question 4.)

7. What do you look for in a job?
Keep your answer oriented to opportunities at this organization. Talk about your desire to perform and be recognized for your contributions. Make your answer oriented toward opportunity rather than personal security.

8. Please give me your definition of [the position for which you are being interviewed].
Keep your answer brief and task-oriented. Think in terms of responsibilities and accountability. Make sure that you really do understand what the position involves before you attempt an answer. If you are not certain, ask the interviewer, he or she may answer the question for you.

9. How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?
Be realistic. Say that, while you would expect to meet pressing demands and pull your own weight from the first day, it might take six months to a year before you could expect to know the organization and its needs well enough to make a major contribution.

10. How long would you stay with us?
Say that you are interested in a career with the organization, but admit that you would have to continue to feel challenged to remain with any organization. Think in terms of, “As long as we both feel achievement-oriented.”

11. Your resume suggests that you may be over-qualified or too experienced for this position. What’s Your opinion?
Emphasize your interest in establishing a long-term association with the organization, and say that you assume that if you perform well in his job, new opportunities will open up for you. Mention that a strong company needs a strong staff. Observe that experienced executives are always at a premium. Suggest that since you are so well-qualified, the employer will get a fast return on his investment. Say that a growing, energetic company can never have too much talent.

12. What is your management style?
You should know enough about the company’s style to know that your management style will complement it. Possible styles include: task oriented (I’ll enjoy problem-solving identifying what’s wrong, choosing a solution and implementing it”), results-oriented (”Every management decision I make is determined by how it will affect the bottom line”), or even paternalistic (”I’m committed to taking care of my subordinates and pointing them in the right direction”).
A participative style is currently quite popular: an open-door method of managing in which you get things done by motivating people and delegating responsibility.
As you consider this question, think about whether your style will let you work happily and effectively within the organization.

13. Are you a good manager? Can you give me some examples? Do you feel that you have top managerial potential?
Keep your answer achievement and ask-oriented. Rely on examples from your career to buttress your argument. Stress your experience and your energy.

14. What do you look for when You hire people?
Think in terms of skills. initiative, and the adaptability to be able to work comfortably and effectively with others. Mention that you like to hire people who appear capable of moving up in the organization.

15. Have you ever had to fire people? What were the reasons, and how did you handle the situation?
Admit that the situation was not easy, but say that it worked out well, both for the company and, you think, for the individual. Show that, like anyone else, you don’t enjoy unpleasant tasks but that you can resolve them efficiently and -in the case of firing someone- humanely.

16. What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a manager or executive?
Mention planning, execution, and cost-control. The most difficult task is to motivate and manage employees to get something planned and completed on time and within the budget.

17. What important trends do you see in our industry?
Be prepared with two or three trends that illustrate how well you understand your industry. You might consider technological challenges or opportunities, economic conditions, or even regulatory demands as you collect your thoughts about the direction in which your business is heading.

18. Why are you leaving (did you leave) your present (last) job?
Be brief, to the point, and as honest as you can without hurting yourself. Refer back to the planning phase of your job search, where you considered this topic as you set your reference statements. If you were laid off in an across-the-board cutback, say so; otherwise, indicate that the move was your decision, the result of your action. Do not mention personality conflicts.
The interviewer may spend some time probing you on this issue, particularly if it is clear that you were terminated. The “We agreed to disagree” approach may be useful. Remember hat your references are likely to be checked, so don’t concoct a story for an interview.

19. How do you feel about leaving all your benefits to find a new job?
Mention that you are concerned, naturally, but not panicked. You are willing to accept some risk to find the right job for yourself. Don’t suggest that security might interest you more than getting the job done successfully.

20. In your current (last) position, what features do (did) you like the most? The least?
Be careful and be positive. Describe more features that you liked than disliked. Don’t cite personality problems. If you make your last job sound terrible, an interviewer may wonder why you remained there until now.

21. What do you think of your boss?
Be as positive as you can. A potential boss is likely to wonder if you might talk about him in similar terms at some point in the future.

22. Why aren’t you earning more at your age?
Say that this is one reason that you are conducting this job search. Don’t be defensive.

23. What do you feel this position should pay?
Salary is a delicate topic. We suggest that you defer tying yourself to a precise figure for as long as you can do so politely. You might say, “I understand that the range for this job is between $______ and $______. That seems appropriate for the job as I understand it.” You might answer the question with a question: “Perhaps you can help me on this one. Can you tell me if there is a range for similar jobs in the organization?”

If you are asked the question during an initial screening interview, you might say that you feel you need to know more about the position’s responsibilities before you could give a meaningful answer to that question. Here, too, either by asking the interviewer or search executive (if one is involved), or in research done as part of your homework, you can try to find out whether there is a salary grade attached to the job. If there is, and if you can live with it, say that the range seems right to you.

If the interviewer continues to probe, you might say, “You know that I’m making $______ now. Like everyone else, I’d like to improve on that figure, but my major interest is with the job itself.” Remember that the act of taking a new job does not, in and of itself, make you worth more money.

If a search firm is involved, your contact there may be able to help with the salary question. He or she may even be able to run interference for you. If, for instance, he tells you what the position pays, and you tell him that you are earning that amount now and would Like to do a bit better, he might go back to the employer and propose that you be offered an additional 10%.
If no price range is attached to the job, and the interviewer continues to press the subject, then you will have to respond with a number. You cannot leave the impression that it does not really matter, that you’ll accept whatever is offered. If you’ve been making $80,000 a year, you can’t say that a $35,000 figure would be fine without sounding as if you’ve given up on yourself. (If you are making a radical career change, however, this kind of disparity may be more reasonable and understandable.)

Don’t sell yourself short, but continue to stress the fact that the job itself is the most important thing in your mind. The interviewer may be trying to determine just how much you want the job. Don’t leave the impression that money is the only thing that is important to you. Link questions of salary to the work itself.

But whenever possible, say as little as you can about salary until you reach the “final” stage of the interview process. At that point, you know that the company is genuinely interested in you and that it is likely to be flexible in salary negotiations.

24. What are your long-range goals?
Refer back to the planning phase of your job search. Don’t answer, “I want the job you’ve advertised.” Relate your goals to the company you are interviewing: ‘in a firm like yours, I would like to…”

25. How successful do you you’ve been so far?
Say that, all-in-all, you’re happy with the way your career has progressed so far. Given the normal ups and downs of life, you feel that you’ve done quite well and have no complaints.
Present a positive and confident picture of yourself, but don’t overstate your case. An answer like, “Everything’s wonderful! I can’t think of a time when things were going better! I’m overjoyed!” is likely to make an interviewer wonder whether you’re trying to fool him . . . or yourself. The most convincing confidence is usually quiet confidence.

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