Lead Researcher for the Uganda National Human Development Report- UN Job Vacancy

 Job title: Lead Researcher for the Uganda National Human Development Report on Climate Change, Kampala

 Location :      Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    14-Feb-11
Additional Category    Environment and Energy
Type of Contract :    SSA
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    28-Feb-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :    6 months

Closing Date: Monday, 14 February 2011


Background

The Government of Uganda and UNDP is in the process of preparing a National Human Development Report (NHDR) on Climate Change. The Report will establish a conceptual framework for understanding the linkages between climate change and human development. It will present original research into the impacts of climate change on human capabilities and opportunities, and discuss appropriate strategies for adaptation and mitigation, at household, community and national levels. An integral part of the NHDR process will be to bring different, sometimes dissonant, groups together, to enhance local capacities and to support the formulation of policies that reflect the needs of diverse stakeholders. The NHDR on Climate Change is being prepared in accordance with six core principles following corporate policy guidelines to produce high-quality reports:

    * National/regional ownership through a process that draws on national/regional actors and capabilities throughout the preparation, yielding a product firmly grounded in the country's past and existing development plans. This seeks to ensure relevance.
    * Participatory and inclusive preparation that gathers together diverse actors as active partners. These include government, non-governmental, academic and non-academic players, both men and women, different ethnic groups, and so on. This seeks to build consensus.
    * Independence of analysis through objective assessments based on reliable analysis and data. Reports are not consensus documents; they are independent publications in which the authors take ultimate responsibility for the points of view. This seeks to generate respect.
    * Quality of analysis that centres on people and makes global, regional and local connections. It uses quantitative and qualitative data to support policy arguments, and to measure and monitor human advances. This promotes strategies for human development.
    * Flexibility and creativity in presentation through attractive visuals, fluid language and a creative style that will engage the interest of the target audience. This seeks to maximize impact.
    * Sustained follow up that generates awareness and dialogue, and influences national development actions. This seeks to makes the report's voice heard.

The Government of Uganda and UNDP are looking for a Lead Researcher to complete the NHDR on Climate Change according to these principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead Researcher will have as overall responsibility the preparation of the Uganda NHDR on Climate Change according to the principles outlined above. Specifically the tasks will include:

    * Conduct a comprehensive literature review on human development and on climate change, and establish a conceptual framework for linking the two in manner that is specific to Uganda and relevant to the larger regional context.
    * Critically review, edit and improve on the research already carried out on the impacts of climate change, and adaptation strategies, under the NHDR project.
    * Prepare a draft annotated outline of the NHDR using existing materials and outlining key gaps to be filled with new research notably in areas such as linkage between climate changes and empowerment/agency, the responsiveness and effectiveness of current policies, institutional frameworks and political processes.
    * Prepare a detailed and updated budget for the finalization of the NHDR.
    * Prepare terms of reference for and guide researchers commissioned for specific analytical works.
    * Set up a inclusive process of consultation (with the Government focal point, non-state actors, development partners including a formal technical steering committee chaired by the Lead Researcher) and a rigorous process of peer-review (with technical and policy experts in Uganda and abroad including specifically UNDP's Human Development Report Office), to ensure national ownership on one hand and high quality analysis on the other hand.
    * Pull together the various analytical pieces into a cohesive and comprehensive report complete with executive summary, narrative chapters, tables, graphs, and extended annexes with human development indicators and methodology.
    * Produce consistent and coherent strategies for climate change policy formulation, development and implementation.
    * Identify innovative programs and propose implementation mechanisms, including scaling-up existing programs that have proved to be successful.
    * Propose avenues for influencing national policy debates. Lead the dissemination process and the policy discussions with a view to making Uganda a more climate resilient society.

Deliverables

The key deliverables by the Lead Researcher will be:

    * Final Uganda NHDR report; copy-edited, lay-outed and printed.
    * Three to five additional research papers in selected areas
    * Edited volume of background papers using the research prepared under the project.
    * Five policy briefs with highlights from the research and findings.
    * Presentations to disseminate the report and its findings.

Duration and timing:

The preparation of the NHDR is expected to take a period of 6 months beginning in January 2010, which a possible break to allow for commissioned research to be completed. The final report is due in by April 2011.

Reporting

The Lead Researcher will report to the Commissioner of the Economic Policy and Development Research Department in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, as well as the UNDP Senior Economist, and will be required to provide regular updates on progress of works to the senior managements of both the Ministry and UNDP.

Competencies

The Lead Researcher is expected to:

    * Have a firm understanding on the human development paradigm, its analytical foundations, application and measurement;
    * Be an authority on climate change and social issues in Uganda;
    * Have a strong track-record of in peer-reviewed technical and policy-oriented publications;
    * Be an effective advocate of, and able to articulate, and agenda for social and economic change;
    * Excellent communication and report drafting skills;

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

    * Advanced university degree preferably a PhD in the appropriate fields such as environmental economics, agricultural economics or environmental science.
    * Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in the field of environment with a specific focus on climate change.
    * Experience in conducting research with multidisciplinary teams and in working with government officials and UN agencies.
    * Experience in using large data sets for econometric analysis, macro- and micro-economic modeling and empirical analysis.
    * Availability and willingness and personal initiative to travel and engage in field work at community level.
    * Excellent analytical, research, report writing and capacity building skills
    * Fluency in English is required.

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

To Apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=21469

Jobs in Uga Chick Uganda

Job Title: Channel Sales Manager

Vacancy: Channel Sales Manager
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

To manage all business development aspects of Uga Chicks' partnerships with an intermediate focus on sales revenue and lead generation, this role involves sales support, growing partnerships and training and sales generation.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

    * Advice and support the Business Development managers in developing their units.
    * Achieve planning and budget targets set and ensure a cost effective department.
    * Manage and be the main point of contact for existing alliance partners.
    * Aggressively drive partners to maximize sales and total partnership through sales best practices, training and support.
    * Manage sales orders and provide status to partners on new products and service offerings.
    * Create systems and procedures to streamline partner management.
    * Work with the marketing department to drive programs and events to extend relationships to new prospects.
    * Provide weekly reporting of pipeline and forecast.
    * Conducting contract negotiations.
    * Defining and executing partner sales plans.
    * Market knowledge of competition, competitive issues and product development.
    * Manage and monitor planned objectives setting and target.
    * Network with leaders in marketing in order to provide up to date market intelligence and together with the marketing team, to continually assess the Company's market position.


Necessary Qualifications:

    * Must demonstrate industry knowledge
    * Ability to manage a pipeline with multiple accounts and partners.
    * Have interactive verbal and written skills.
    * Must be a team player.
    * Must be computer proficient
    * Must be highly organized individual
    * Flexibility and pro activeness.


How to Apply:

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

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

OR

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

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

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

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

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Jobs in Uganda

Job title: Consultancy vacancy with UNISDR Africa (Uganda), Kampala
Closing Date: Friday, 11 February 2011

Vacancy notice: ISDR/C/02/2011

Background:

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated environmental, human, economic and social losses. A range of United Nations organizations and international partners participate in cooperation with Governments and civil society organizations.

The implementation of the ISDR is supported by a secretariat lead by the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction. The secretariat main functions are policy coordination, advocacy and information management, at the international and regional levels, to ensure synergy between disaster reduction strategies and those in the socioeconomic and humanitarian fields.

In January 2005, the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR, 18-22 January 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) took place and represents a landmark in worldwide understanding and commitment to implement a disaster risk reduction agenda. This commitment was captured in the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters adopted at the WCDR.

The Hyogo Framework is the essential guide for implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in the coming years and it constitutes an unprecedented conceptual shift that takes account of the complexity of action in disaster risk reduction and the large variety of actors whose inputs are required in the pursuit of this objective. It provides the basic concepts and prescribes and expected outcome; details three strategic goals for disaster risk reduction and a set of five priority areas for action; and assigns tasks to stakeholders at difference operational levels to reach the expected outcome.

Priority Four of the Hyogo Framework for Action emphasizes the need to “reduce underlying risk factors” to “ensure the resilience of communities to hazards, particularly in areas prone to drought, flood, cyclones and other hazards…. It further recommends to “promoting food security as an important factor in ensuring resilience of communities to hazards.”

UNISDR is supporting the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action at national level through multi-stakeholder national coordination mechanisms for disaster risk reduction (National Platforms for DRR) and at sub-regional regional level through the Regional Economic Commissions (RECs), such as IGAD and EAC among others. UNISDR is further cooperating with various development partners to ensure coordinated efforts for DRR at all levels.

The UNISDR Regional Office for Africa is implementing a project entitled “Increased coordination, awareness and technical support to enhance risk management in the Greater Horn of Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya” The project is designed to target drought prone areas in the three project countries, building on existing initiatives to support state and non-state actors to integrate disaster risk reduction in development and relief efforts.

UNISDR is looking for a national consultant based in Uganda to support the implementation of the project in Uganda, who will cooperate with other consultants under this project based in Kenya, Ethiopia and the Regional Economic Commissions.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the UNISDR Regional Office for Africa, the Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management in the Office of the Prime Minister as chair of the Uganda National Platform for DRR and the relevant country focal points of project partner organizations, the Consultant will:

# Carry out an institutional capacity needs analysis on the national coordination mechanism for DRR/National Platform for DRR
# Support capacity development of the National Platform for DRR, the Meteorological Department, District/Community Committees and implementing partners, through organization and facilitation of training workshops.
# Support National Platform for DRR activities related to the project, including design and running of a media/awareness
# Develop a comprehensive drought risk and vulnerability map in the context of a changing climate, taking in consideration existing maps from different stakeholders in cooperation with the Meteorological and hydrology Departments as well as relevant academic institutions.
# Support development of early warning bulletins and alert messages targeting districts authorities and communities in collaboration with partners, National Platform for DRR, the Meteorological and hydrology departments and the civil society (local NGOs and Red Cross).
# Support community centered early warning communication and dissemination in collaboration with key media partners, local authorities and community actors/leaders.
# Capture and consolidate field experiences and good practices (scientific and indigenous).
# Gather project information and experiences and feature it in different websites and publications to ensure visibility and coordination with partners.
# Ensure coordination among state and non-state partners for all national project activities as
appropriate.
# Support reporting tasks related to the project.
# Be responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting for activities conducted in the country.
# Organize training course if necessary as well as workshop for planning with relevant stakeholders.
# Final evaluation of the project should be shared with partners through workshop or relevant mechanisms.
# Contribute to workshop on cross borders issues and information sharing ( Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia).

Key Deliverables

1. Institutional capacity needs analysis.
2. Conduct three national training workshops on drought risk reduction and early warning (National Platform for DRR members, District/Community Committees, implementing partners).
3. Media awareness campaign on prevention and mitigation of drought disasters.
4. Drought risk and vulnerability map in the context of changing climate.
5. Early warning bulletins and alert messages.
6. Communication and dissemination plans.
7. Information on good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media.
8. Detailed Work plan as well as mid review planning workshop to address challenges which may arise.
9. Monitoring, evaluation and timely reporting

Timeframe

# Work plan including time-table developed and endorsed by National Platform for DRR and Meteorological Department: within 2 weeks after the starting date.
# Institutional capacity needs analysis carried out after 6 weeks after the starting date.
# Draft media/awareness campaign presented to national platform within 10 weeks after starting date.
# First training workshop to take place within 12 weeks after starting date.
# Draft drought risk and vulnerability map developed and presented to partners within 18 weeks after starting date.
# First batch of information/good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media within 20 weeks after starting date.
# Second training workshop to take place within 24 weeks after starting date.
# Early warning bulletins and alert messages developed and presented to partners within 30 weeks after starting date.
# Third training workshop to take place within 36 weeks after starting date.
# Information/good practices on drought risk reduction gathered and published through various media within 38 weeks after starting date.
# Support to regional consultative meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
# Final draft reporting and delivery of outputs within 38 weeks after starting dates for final comments.
# Final delivery of outputs within 40 weeks of starting date.

Competencies:

Professionalism: Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments given. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
Planning and organizing: Effective organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
Communication: Good communication speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Demonstrates openness in sharing information with others and keeping people informed.

Qualifications:

Education: Advanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in development studies, social sciences, environmental sciences, disaster management or other related fields. A first level university degree with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Work experience:

Minimum 5 years of work experience in disaster risk reduction, project management and early warning systems. Experience in community-based disaster risk management, multi-stakeholder coordination and experience in other African countries an asset.

Languages:
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


Contract type
Deadline for applications: 11 February 2011
Assignment start date: 1 March 2011

How to apply
Please email the following documents to the ISDR secretariat at isdr-africa@unep.org:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular assignment.
2. Completed personal history profile form ( this form can be downloaded from the UNISDR
website).

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the ISDR vacancy notice number
(ISDR/C/02/2011) as the subject in your e-mail of application.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Writer Jobs in Uganda, Journalism, Mass Com, Literature- Writing Vacancy

Job Title: Writer
Age: 29 and below
Beginning Salary: 300,000- But will increase (Every Month)
Benefits and Bonuses: Yes
Deadline: 25 Feb 2011

A fast growing media company in Uganda is looking for a good writer; the application process will be handled by this website.

Job Descriptions
  • Creating original works especially articles

  • Proposing topics about which to write or receiving assignments;

  • Gathering information about the topic;

  • Selecting and organizing the material he or she has gathered;

  • Revising or rewriting material;

  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal

  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and
emphasis of developing news stories.

  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.



Knowledge Requirements
English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Computers: Must have very good computer typing skills

Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


Educational Requirements
A Diploma or Degree in Literature, Journalism, Mass Communication, or any Liberal Arts Course
Must have very good writing skills

How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV to admin@newjobscorner.com. Do not forget to attach a writing sample of your original work. People who send non original content will be disqualified .

Note: For those who use Word 2007, make sure you save your document in the compatibility mode
 



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