Consultancy Job Opportunity in UNDP- Uganda

Job Title: National Consultancy - Engendering the Millenium Development Goals Report, Kampala

Location : Kampala with travel to the 5 districts, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 14-Feb-11
Additional Category Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : SSA
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 21-Feb-2011
Duration of Initial Contract : 60 days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 60 days



Closing Date: Monday, 14 February 2011


Background


The United Nations is committed to gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment, in its operations and programmatic work. Gender equality is a special area of focus in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) because of the need to ensure that all proposed UN actions identify and address issues of gender discrimination and social inclusion. It is in this regard that a UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality was designed. This will enhance collaboration among agencies and coherence programming; reduce duplication of activities and effect cost-efficiency of transaction costs. Women's empowerment and gender equality is the third of the MDGs and is therefore also an end in itself and not only a means for achievement of the other goals. The UN and governments, including Uganda are committed to the achievement of the MDGs by 2015. The UN has consequently within its various mandates and programmes been assisting governments in working towards achievement of the MDG goals including measuring progress.

of the Consultancy:

Making the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) gender responsive demonstrates how gender equality and women's empowerment perspective will explicitly be reflected in reporting on each of the eight MDG goals. The advantage with this is that, it will provide a template of how gender disaggregated data and gender analysis of trends may be reported against each MDG goal and show gender differentials in progress and the persisting gender inequality gaps.With this kind of analysis, the state and all the planning ministries and departments will sharpen the state responses and citizen's advocacy in terms of proactive policies, development programming and resources allocation for purposes of realizing the MDGs by 2015. The argument is that formulating gender responsive development strategies is not only inclusive, but also enhances programmes that contribute to achieving all the MDGs.

According to the 2010 MDG report that analyzed Uganda's performance in the eight MDGs, it was noted that progress had been realized particularly in reducing the share of the population that lives in poverty and Uganda is on track to meet the MDG target of halving poverty by 2015. The report further revealed that there had been significant progress towards reducing the share of the population suffering from hunger and enrollment for primary education for both girls and boys. However, despite those significant achievements, the 2010 MDG report acknowledged that, progress had been too slow with respect to some MDGs. One of the key challenges had been on the completion rates of a full course of primary education for both girls and boys. The report further revealed that several of the health targets, including those related to child, martenal mortality, access to reproduction health and incidence of malaria and other diseases may not be realized. The other concern the report revealed is that, despite the improvement in the attainment of the MDGs, there was unevenness in how the benefits were being shared. One of the major reasons behind this is related to gender inequality, gender discrimination and uneven gender power relations at the household level and the society in general.

It is therefore important to engender the MDGs report process as this will provide a good understanding and analysis of the extent the country's development achievements have benefited men and women, boys and girls. The process will also facilitate an in-depth qualitative analysis of the gender disempowering mechanisms in the MDG reporting process. While an attempt has been done in the MDG 2010 report to identify the gender gaps, however it does not adequately analyze the root causes and consequently fails to address how the gender gaps need to be addressed in each of the MDGs. Such gender responsive reporting on MDGs is expected to contribute to making policy and programming gender responsive thereby optimizing an allocation of resources that is more gender sensitive.

The other added value of engendering MDG report is in its presentation of a gender analysis for each MDG. Specifically, it underlines the ways in which the subordinate position of women within the social relations of gender contributes to their vulnerability to poverty. In doing so, the report goes beyond a common definition of poverty in relation to poverty lines and economic growth to addressing it as an issue related to capabilities, opportunities, access and empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall Objective:

Engender the overall country Millennium Development Goals Report for 2010 and 5 districts reports.

Specific Objectives:

Establish the gender gaps in the national MDG report making process in terms of the methodology and gender analysis.

Analyze the five district MDG reports of Moroto, Kumi, Arua, Rakai and Kabalore and indentify the gender gaps in terms of the methodology and gender analysis.

Recommend on how to improve the consultation, the methodology and analysis of the MDG report processes in a gender responsive manner (develop a checklist of how to engender the MDG report).

Identify the key emerging gender issues on the key sectors and package them in a popular version for dissemination and advocacy purposes.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The consultant shall draft an inception report that will detail how the assignment shall be implemented within the set timeline;

The consultant shall identify and fix appointments with key stakeholders in this process for interviews;

The consultant shall be available and systematically report the progress of the research to the Team Leader Governance Unit through the UNDP Gender Focal point;

The consultant shall facilitate the validation workshop;

Reviews MDG reports with the view of identifying gender gaps that exist in the reports and make recommendations on how the gaps can be addressed;

Interview selected stakeholder to elicit information about the objectives of the assignment;

Expected deliverables from the consultant:

Inception report that details how the consultant will go about the assignment;

Desk review of the Uganda 2010 MDG report to identify the gender gaps;

Desk review of the 2010 District MDG reports i.e. Moroto,Kabarole,rakai,Arua and Kumi;

Desk review of relevant secondary data, reports and publications on gender issues from national and local governments, academe, research institutions, and civil society organizations, reports to CEDAW and other treaty monitoring bodies that may inform and enhance the gender analysis of the national and district-level reports;

A draft synthesized report for the national and the five district reports with identified gender gaps and how to improve the engendering process of the MDG reports;

A popular version of the emerging gender issues within the national and the 5 district reports for dissemination;

Develop a checklist or criteria on how to engender the MDG report;

A validation workshop where the report shall be presented to a team of key stakeholders both at national and district level and elicit feedback and recommendations for enhancement;

A final report incorporating the recommendations from the validation workshop.

Methodology:

Writing an inception report detailing the methodology, the time line and the general approach to the assignment;

Initial literature review on the MDGs worldwide and Uganda in particular;

Analysis of the 2010 MDG report and the five district reports from Moroto,Rakai,Kabarole,Kumi and Arua; and

Interviewing key stakeholders at the UNDP, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, National Planning Authority and at the District level. The consultation should, as much as possible, include representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector

Timeframe:

The assignment is expected to be carried out in 60 days (including weekends). This will also involve field visits to the five districts, coming up with a popular version of the emerging gender issues and writing of the final report.

The inception workshop should be held two weeks after signing the contract

The submission of the draft report and the validation workshop should be organized a month after signing the contract.

The final draft should be submitted on 21st April, 2011.

Remuneration:

The fees shall be based on established UNDP consultancy rates taking into account experience and relevant professional competence.

Payment will be based on the following structure:

30% upon submission and approval of inception report

30% upon submission and discussion of draft report

40% upon submission of satisfactory final draft report taking into account the outcome of the validation workshop

Reporting Arrangements:

The consultants will report to the Head of Governance Unit but work closely with the UNDP Strategic Policy Unit and the Gender Focal Person and other relevant collaborating partners. They (consultants) will report to and be accountable to the UNDP Team Leader for Accountable Democratic Governance. They will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the UNDP Country Director and Resident Representative for policy guidance. They will liaise on a day to day basis with the Gender Consultant for technical and administrative support.

Competencies

Technical Competencies

Knowledge about women's social, economic and political development context in Uganda;

Excellent analytical skills;

Excellent communication and writing skills in English;

Knowledge of the Millennium Development Goal processes will be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum of A Masters Degree in Gender or Women Studies;SocialSciences or Development studies

Comprehensive knowledge in poverty and gender analysis and decentralization

Minimum of 10 years working experience in the area of research on gender equality issues.

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=21467

New UNICEF Job Vacancy in Uganda- Operations Manager to be based in Gulu

Job Title: Operations Manager, Gulu, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 11 February 2011



United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Location: Uganda - Gulu

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Head of Zonal Office, Gulu and with the technical guidance of the Chief of Operations, you will manage the operational functions of a series of Zonal offices (i .e. finance, accounts, personnel, administration, supply, ICT). in support of the country office programme

Key Expected Results

1. You will certify and confirm operational transactions through the interpretation and determination of applicable policies, procedures. rules and regulations. (e.g., bank accounts, disbursements within authorized limits, contractual agreements, personnel administration, purchase of supplies and equipment) Approve operational transactions within established limits.

2. You will advise and recommend to the Head of Zonal Office and Country Office when deviation from rules and regulations may be required and propose alternative solutions to meet office objectives.

3. You will monitor compliance with all the operational systems and procedures. Establish relevant internal controls. Ensure accuracy, promptness and appropriateness of information, and reports to the Head of Zonal Office and the Chief of Operations.

4. You will assist the Chief of Operations in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/review meetings to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements.

5. You will review Zonal office structures and operations, and update job descriptions prior to budget preparation, in line with the country programme commitment. Monitor and control Regional and Zonal offices budget allotment

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in Finance Management. Business Administration. Management or a related field. Specialized training in ICT will be a definite asset.

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in finance management, office administration and Human Resource Management some of which should be at the international level Some experience in ICT will also be advantageous.

* UNICEF operation's goals, and organization development and change management strategies
* UNICEF operation's policies, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
* Right-based and Results-based management and programming approach in UNICEF.
* UNICEF Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)

Fluency English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Sets clearly defined objectives and produces comprehensive project plans for the organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-00104. Applications must be received by 11 February 2011.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reference Code: RW_8DMSWE-17

Clerk/Receptionist; FP-AA; FSN-4 Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda

Job Title: Clerk/Receptionist

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 005/2011 Date: 02/02/2011

OPEN TO: All Qualified Current Mission Employees
POSITION: Clerk/Receptionist; FP-AA; FSN-4
OPENING DATE: February 02, 2011
CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2011
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda. CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is seeking for an individual for the position of Clerk/Receptionist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Based in the Chancery, the incumbent will provide receptionist and clerical support to all CDC staff and receive and direct enquiries from Embassy Staff and staff of other US Mission agencies. The position greets and guides visitors to relevant CDC staff sitting in the Embassy. Secretarial/clerical support provided will include making appointments, scheduling meeting rooms, photocopying, typing, receiving and making telephone calls, and reporting equipment faults and failures to IRM and other relevant offices. Will be liaison for CDC TDYers visiting the Embassy.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on www.kampala.usembassy.gov

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Attainment of Uganda Certificate of Education ('O' Level) is required.
2. Work Experience: Two years’ secretarial/reception experience in a busy office is required.
3. Language Requirement: Level III (good working knowledge) in written and spoken English ability is required.
4. Knowledge: Knowledge of CDC organization structure and office management processes, including administrative guidelines, and understanding of Embassy protocols such as visitor access management among other, is required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Basic typing ability and familiarity with personal computer operations; competence in using standard word processing products such as Microsoft Word to prepare correspondence/ reports, basic training in customer service, communication skills or front desk operations are required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov


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