US Embassy Jobs- Community Liaison Officer (CLO); FP-6- Vacancy

Job Title: Community Liaison Officer (CLO)
U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


OPEN TO: Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans, All Agencies
POSITION: Community Liaison Officer (CLO); FP-6
OPENING DATE: February 04, 2011


CLOSING DATE: February 17, 2011


WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week; or Part Time, 32 hours/week- please indicate preference on application
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain a TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE
APPOINTMENT ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS AND U.S. VETERANS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Community Liaison Officer (CLO)."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Community Liaison program provides support to U.S. government and family members who are assigned to American embassies and consulates abroad working with community members to maintain high morale through orientation activities, cultural and recreational programs, and dissemination of information, counseling and referral, along with security, education, and employment for family members. The CLO reports directly to the Management Officer.
The duties of CLO are defined in eight areas of responsibility: employment liaison, crisis management and security liaison, education liaison, information and resource management, guidance and referral, welcoming and orientation, community liaison, and events planning. S/he develops and manages program plans across these eight areas, which are client driven, and responsive to specific Post needs.
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: a) Hold Masters Degree or higher degree; or
b) Hold a B.A. degree and have one year of work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job; or
c) Have five years of full time work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job; or
d) Have a combination of full time work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job and education beyond high school totaling to five years is required.
2. Work Experience required: Two years’ work experience in an office environment is required.
3. Language required: Level IV English speaking and writing ability is required.

4. Knowledge required: Knowledge/understanding of FLO reference guidelines, organization functions, personnel and practices of agency mission in which employed is required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Must have standard level keyboard and computer skills on all Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Power Point). Must be able to organize their routine work and maintain established office procedures with minimum supervision are required.

SELECTION PROCESS

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews. The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

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




CLOSING DATE: February 17, 2011



DEFINITIONS

1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
• Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
• Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

2. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
• US Citizen; and,
• EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
3. Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:
• Is a U.S. citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
• Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
• Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity
4. Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:
• Not an EFM; and,
• Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
• Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
• Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
• Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
• Is locally resident; and,
• Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: February 17, 2011

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

HRO: Stephanie Arnold
MGT: Ron Acuff


Rucruitment of Logistics Officer in Uganda

Job Title : Logistics Officer (1)
Job Location : Nakivale Refugee Settlement
REPORTS TO : Project Manager
Job Duration : One year contract, renewable.

Terms of Reference:
Oversee the stores management and maintaining an updated record of the items in stock.
Follow up all procurement requests for the project departments and report them to the Procurement Officer.
Assist sectors in best practices of procurement i.e. advertising for tenders and bid evaluation as well as maintaining an updated supplier base list.
Ensure safety of the cars, generators, motor bikes and fuel consumption machinery and timely service and maintenance for all the machinery.
Monitor fuel consumption of the project and make a monthly report on the usage.
Check whether all purchases are well received, complete, undamaged and that they are stored in the proper place.

Essential Criteria:
University degree in procurement, Logistics or in any other related fields.
Minimum of 3 years working experience in Logistics in a very busy environment.
Experience in Fleet management is an added advantage
Females are encouraged to apply.


Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.

To Apply

Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Jobs Vacancies- Career Opportunity

Job Title : Water Coordinator (1)
Location : Nakivale Refugee Settlement
REPORTS TO : Project Manager
DURATION : One year contract, renewable.

Terms of Reference:
Provide technical support to the water sector team to maximize efficiency in the production and distribution of safe water and specifically;
Strategic water system development and promotion of durable solutions for water supply
Ensuring efficient operation of water systems (and other water points), reliable and safe water distribution.
Design templates construction contracts for water and sanitation related works, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of contractors
Design and supervise a water quality assurance and monitoring (implement systematic internal and external control strategy).
Developing a participatory community led approach for the management of water installations.
Support the water sector team in strategic planning and budgeting
Build capacity for strategic information for programming, monitoring and evaluation (implement efficient information system to monitor water supply and impact of the sector on the People of concern)
Identification of water sector staff training needs and provision of practical on job trainings tailored to the identified needs
Drafting monthly progress reports for submission to project management and UNHCR.

Essential Criteria:
A degree in Civil / Water Engineering from a reputable university.
A minimum of 5 years working experience in a related field
At least 3 years of working experience in a managerial position
Experience in project planning and report writing

Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.

To Apply
Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Child Protection Assistant Jobs Vacancy at GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ

Job Title : Child Protection Assistant (1)
Location: Nakivale Refugee Settlement
DURATION : One year contract, renewable.

Terms of Reference:
Identification and documentation of UAMs/SC and other children at risk
Monitor the welfare of UAMs/SC and other children at risk
Provide psychosocial support to UAMs/SC and other children at risk
Conduct needs assessment for UAMs/SC and other children at risk
Monitor activities of community-based child protection networks, and provide capacity building and support to such networks.
Carry-out awareness raising activities among children, parents and communities on Child Rights and Protection.
Submit monthly reports on issues and trends related to Child Protection using the established reporting formats.

Essential Criteria:
University degree in social sciences or other related field
A minimum of 2 years experience in implementing protection programming, preferably with a focus on children.
Good experience in the area of implementing psychosocial projects, monitoring and reporting on child rights violation/abuse, preferably at the field level
Knowledge of current Child Protection issues, policies as well as social Programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation

Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.

To Apply
Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Lagal Jobs, Law Jobs Vacancies in Uganda at GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ

Job Title : Legal Officer (1)
Location : Nakivale Refugee Settlement
Job Duration : One year contract, renewable.

Terms of Reference:
1.Protection and legal assistance.
Provide legal advice to refugees and asylum seekers.
Community education relating to laws and legal obligations (in collaboration with UNHCR /OPM)
Coordinate legal and material assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in prison and police custody.

2. Unaccompanied Minors and Separated children.
Registration of UAMs and SC, and related information management.
Administer foster agreements and referral for material assistance.
Facilitate tracing and family reunification process (in collaboration with UNHCR/tracing agencies).

3.SGBV prevention and management.
Institute and promote sustainable SGBV preventive strategies (Providing periodic analysis of SGBV).
Follow up on cases reported by SGBV survivors

4. Extend technical support to UNCHR in management of legal and protection related matters in the settlement.

5. Support GIZ protection and legal service related activities in other settlements.

Essential Criteria:
Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) from a recognized university and a diploma in Legal Practice.
A minimum of 3 years of working experience in the same field.

Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.

How to Apply
Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

SGBV Field Officer Job Vacancy in GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme

Job Title: SGBV Field Officer (1)
Location : Nakivale Refugee Settlement
Duration : One year contract, renewable

Terms of Reference:
Develop and implement programs which promote resilience and strengthen positive coping mechanisms within the community; establishment of peer networks, psychosocial support, and social integration; field visits to assess program quality, establish and monitor GBV referral system to provide assistance, identify vulnerabilities, and ensure follow-up on specific cases.
Ensure confidentiality and information management.
Carry-out awareness raising activities on GBV within the communities
Identify, document and follow up on GBV survivors
Monitor activities of community-based GBV networks, and provide capacity building and support to such networks.

Essential Criteria:
University degree in social sciences or other related field
A minimum of three (3) years experience in implementing protection programming, preferably with a focus on GBV.
Good experience in the area of implementing psychosocial projects ,community work with a participatory approach; designing and implementing training, working in conflict areas with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally in a culturally appropriate manner

Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.

To Apply
Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme Jobs in Uganda

JOB TITLE : Medical Officer (2)
DUTY STATION : Nakivale & Kyaka II Refugee Settlements
REPORTS TO : Health & Nutrition Coordinator
DURATION : One year contract, renewable.

Terms of Reference:
Directly involved in the clinical running of the ART clinic and Health Centre in terms of patients consultations and ward round.

To supervise subordinate staff.
To act as the last line clinical consultation in case a judgment or action needs to be taken in any respective field. However, incase of proximity, the person you assign as your second in charge may step in.
To periodically evaluate the staff in your department.
To generally make sure the cleanliness of the health centre, its precincts and the ambulance are in accordance with the medical profession.
To periodically nourish your staff (Clinical Offi cers, midwives and nurses) with better or recent medical knowledge either through continuous Medical education (CMEs) or during ward rounds.

Essential Criteria:
Should possess a minimum of an MBCHB (Medical degree in Medicine & Surgery)
At least 1 year work experience post internship.
Registration with the medical and dental practitioners’ council
Experience in running an HIV clinic or having worked in an HIV environment is an added
advantage.

JOB TITLE : SGBV Field Officer (1)
DUTY STATION : Nakivale Refugee Settlement
REPORTS TO : Protection Coordinator
DURATION : One year contract, renewable

Terms of Reference:
Develop and implement programs which promote resilience and strengthen positive coping mechanisms within the community; establishment of peer networks, psychosocial support, and social integration; field visits to assess program quality, establish and monitor GBV referral system to provide assistance, identify vulnerabilities, and ensure follow-up on specific cases.
Ensure confidentiality and information management.
Carry-out awareness raising activities on GBV within the communities
Identify, document and follow up on GBV survivors
Monitor activities of community-based GBV networks, and provide capacity building and support to such networks.

Essential Criteria:
University degree in social sciences or other related field
A minimum of three (3) years experience in implementing protection programming, preferably with a focus on GBV.
Good experience in the area of implementing psychosocial projects ,community work with a participatory approach; designing and implementing training, working in conflict areas with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally in a culturally appropriate manner


Criteria to all candidates:
Should be ready to work in a refugee settlement and a multicultural environment showing respect for these various cultures.
Should be fluent in English, ability to speak / understand French, Swahili, Somali, Rwandese or other regional languages is an added advantage.
Computer proficiency is an added advantage.
Should have a strong sense for integrity, self motivation, good communication, interpersonal and reporting skills and is able to work with a team.


How To Apply

Please submit your CV with 3 relevant references, along with a cover letter and academic documents not later than
28/02/2011 5:00pm to the following adress;
The Personnel Officer
GIZ-UNHCR/BMZ Partnership Programme
Plot 26 Wampewo Avenue-Kololo
Bakwanye House, Opposite Hotel Africana (2nd floor)
P. O. BOX 6638, Kampala.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Jobs Vacancies Career Opportunities

Job Title: LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST (2 Posts)
This person will:
Perform assays and other work as directed by the Scientist and Laboratory Director, eg. Sample collection, transportation, processing, storage, RNA extraction and sequencing.
Follow GCLP, including proper labeling of specimens.
Implement the LIMS system
Prepare for audits and work and collaborate with other Laboratory Technologists at UVRI and other laboratories in the country involved in similar work.
Perform assays to fulfill the different protocols such as Transmission Threshold Surveillance, monitoring at treatment sites, etc.
Be involved in the preparation of consumables and equipment and proper maintenance of equipment.

Qualifications and experience:
An Honors Degree in Biological Sciences from a recognized University. At least two years experience in laboratories involved in similar work.
Experience in Molecular techniques will be an added advantage.
Salary will depend on qualification and experience.


How to Apply
Written applications with copies of academic certificates, curriculum Vitae including two referees and their telephone contacts should be submitted to:
THE DIRECTOR
UGANDA VIRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
P.O BOX 49, ENTEBBE.
Closing date for receiving applications is 11th
February, 2011

Scientists Jobs Vacancy at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Entebe

Job Title: SCIENTIST (1 Post)
The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has received US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-Uganda to implement the National HIV Drug Resistance Prevention, Monitoring and surveillance plan. The major goal of this plan is to support ART program practices and country planning in order to minimize the unnecessary emergence of HIV drug resistance. Based at the UVRI Campus in Entebbe, this new activity will support the coordination of the above plan at both National and Institutional level.

We are looking for candidates to fill the following posts:

Job Title: SCIENTIST (1 Post)
The incumbent will report to the HIV drug resistance Laboratory Director. This person will:
Work with the Laboratory Director and other staff to make sure the laboratory gets accredited and maintains accreditations.
Prepare for audits where needed.
Participate in setting up systems that will allow the collection of specimens and other information for drug resistance testing under the various protocols that will be implemented.
Supervise technicians within the laboratory.
Make sure laboratory staff work under recommended safety, including disposal of laboratory waste.
Work with data staff to establish and maintain the Drug Resistance database.
Write reports, present data and write manuscripts.
Attend scientific meetings including working with WHO ResNetLab Network.
Assist those developing protocols in Virology.
Work in the area of viral load relevant to this programme.
Ensure that work on drug resistance and findings fit well into the overall HIV Quality Assurance and Control.
Work with other collaborators such as those at UVRI involved in related work ie. MRC and CDC.


Qualifications and experience:
Minimum of a Masters Degree in Virology, Molecular Virology or other related sciences is preferred.
At least two years experience in molecular techniques such as sequencing and sequence data analysis.
Good oral and written communication skills will be required. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.


How to Apply
Written applications with copies of academic certificates, curriculum Vitae including two referees and their telephone contacts should be submitted to:
THE DIRECTOR
UGANDA VIRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
P.O BOX 49, ENTEBBE.
Closing date for receiving applications is 11th
February, 2011

Engineering Jobs In Uganda at Uganda National Roads Authority

Job Title: Project Engineer

THE Board of Directors of Uganda National Roads Authority invites application from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Project Engineer based on the specifications indicated below:

Position Title: PROJECT ENGINEER

[ii] Scope of the position: The holder of this post is responsible for processing from feasibility to completion one or more major road, bridge, ferry or other infrastructure projects. Regular external liaison with and negotiation with Government departments and agencies, funding agencies, consultants and contractors is required in addition to day to day liaison with other Authority staff. The performance of the post holder is reflected in the quality of project documentation, the timely delivery of each project stage and the quality and fitness or purpose of the finished works.

[iii] Position relationships
- Reports to a Project Manager.

- Supervises subordinate Engineers.

- Liaises with the funding agencies for each project.

- Liaises with the technical specialists in the Network Services Division.

- Liaises with staff of relevant Government organizations.

- Oversees inputs from consultants and other external specialists.

[iv) Key duties & responsibilities

1. Ensures, for each project allocated, a clear understanding of the key stakeholders, financing arrangements, land acquisition requirements and the current project status.

2. Prepares, from scratch or any handover report, a takeover report covering the above matters, key issues and parameters such as variations from the Division's Operations procedures manual or the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and including a time based master implementation plan covering all project stages.

3. Identifies the key players involved in each projects stage and agrees with them their inputs, timing and duration.

4. Agrees with the Authority's procurement Unit the scope, content and timing of necessary submissions to the Unit.

5. Prepares detailed time based implementation plans, commensurate with the master plan, for each project stage, including land and property acquisitions.

6. Prepares procurement documentation for necessary studies and design and supervision consultancies.

7. Reviews all consultancy deliverables, engineering reports and tender documentation and ensures their scrutiny by relevant internal or external technical specialists.

8. Prepares invitations to pre-qualify or tender for works documents.

9. Arranges for advertising of invitations to tender, conducts prequalifications, drafts shortlists, organizes pre- tender meetings and provides responses to bidder questions.

10. Prepares necessary submissions to the Procurement Unit.

11. Oversees the performance of consultants supervising works contracts and reviews their monthly and other reports.

12. Reports on works contracts issues requiring resolution by the client.

13. Monitors physical and financial performance at every stage of the project, including attendance at monthly works contract site meetings and by regular inspection of works progress and quality.

14. Reports on actual or potential delays to project implementation and identifies remedial measures and costs.

15. Prepares regular and hoc physical and financial project report as required.

16. Prepares a comprehensive handover report if relinquishing responsibility of a project.

17. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager from time to time.

[v] Person specification: The applicant must be a registered engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. A relevant post graduate qualification would be an advantage.

At least five years road sector experience is required, including experience in the preparation, supervision or implementation of major works contracts. Knowledge of road planning and design processes as well as specifications and procurement is essential.

[vi] Position Grade: Grade SG 4

Salaries and Benefits:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.

Conditions for Applying:
Applications accompanied by:

(i) a capability statement detailing the applicant's general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience

(ii) copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);

(iii) detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;

(iv) current salary;

(v) three referees; and

(vi) postal addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:


The Secretary to the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487 - Kampala, Uganda.

To reach the Secretary not later than 11 February 2011 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

Jobs in Action Aid Uganda- Building Local Democracy Advisor Vacancy

Job Title: Building Local Democracy Advisor - Action Aid Uganda
Job tasks include:

•Provide advice in the design of research relevant to BLD advocacy issues targeted by partners.
•Assist the leadership among AAIUG BLD partners in building effective alliances and networks that effectively coordinate civil society advocacy initiatives at local, regional and national policy.
•Support the partners with useful approaches for documenting effective BLD activities, sharing information and key lessons between national and district partners.
•Support efforts to improve the quality and focus of AAIUG national policy and advocacy work.
•Advise key staff on strategic and effective engagement of public institutions so as to influence national policy frameworks.


Required qualifications:

•Post graduate degree with specialization in governance, public policy or a related field.
•Profound knowledge on BLD/Governance challenges in contexts similar to Uganda.
•Minimum of 4 years BLD related work experience preferably from East/Southern Africa.
•Proven track record of successful policy campaign, advocacy, lobby and alliance building work.
•Demonstrated strategic and policy analysis skills for programmatic context.
•Profound research skills and experience.
•Capacity building experience with solid facilitation, advisory and coaching skills.
•Strong planning and coordination skills.
•Excellent cooperation and team skills.
•Respect for diversity and experience working in multi-cultural settings

How to apply
All applications must be forwarded to advisor2@ms.dk before the deadline at 12.00 noon East African Time.All applications must include a cover letter and an updated CV. Your letter should demonstrate how you meet the required qualifications above.

Deadline: 10th Feb 2011

Part Time Job Vacancy- GBV Prevention Network, Raising Voices

Part time, off-site position with Raising Voices 2 days per month.
The GBV Prevention Network is a dynamic group of activists and practitioners committed to preventing gender- based violence in the Horn, East and Southern Africa. To date we have over 350 individuals and organizations from more than 18 counties in the region. The Network is a vibrant space for innovation, expertise, experience sharing and exchange on GBV prevention, and is currently coordinated by Raising Voices in Kampala, Uganda.

To encourage connection, sharing and learning among members the Network runs an interactive website www.preventgbvafrica.org this is a one stop shop for GBV prevention resources in the region. On the website we have publications, communication materials, researches, evaluations, activity reports and more from members, experts and organizations within the region and globally. Every month the website is updated with resources from members and non-members.
Raising Voices is searching for a website resource person, with experience in the field of violence against women, and knowledge of organizations and individuals in this field within Africa and specifically the Horn, East and Southern Africa. This person will be required to help the Network provide up to date regional and international resources on GBV to members each month, and have regular access to the internet with their own computer. They will be required to search for resources and valuable information to be updated on the website monthly and shared with members. Technical skills for programming and design of website are NOT required.
Scope of work
1. Source up to date regional and global GBV prevention/response information (resources, publications, communication materials, researches, evaluations, videos, events) from members and non-members.
2. Source for member news and events from organizations in the region working on GBV: discussions, action alerts, petitions, calls for funding, links, job postings and any other events of interest to our members.
3. Regularly scan through the website, highlighting problematic areas and make suggestions for changes that would benefit members e.g. use of the interactive features, identifying formatting/spelling/link errors, etc.
4. Actively promote website and the GBV Prevention Network activities in the region and beyond.

Deliverables
1. A minimum of 5 new member resources and 10 non-member resources prepared in provided format ready for upload (by web designer) on the website by the 20th of each month.
2. A least 5 items of relevant member news and events, and other information detailed in 2 above from the region per month.
3. At least 2 recommendations for improving the website every month.
4. Evidence of promotion of the GBV Prevention Network and website every month.


Time Frame and Payment
The Website Content Resource Person will be expected to work off site (i.e. not in Raising Voices offices) and they do not have to be based in Uganda. Access to a computer and internet connection is a must. Payment for 2 days work per month will be 300 USD per month for a one year contract that is renewable.

To apply, send a thoughtful cover letter and CV to Winnie@raisingvoices.org by February 16th

Jobs in MTN Uganda for Electrical/Electronic Engineering ,Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Auduting

Job Title: Senior IS Auditor

This position reports to the IS Audit Manager
The main purpose of the job is to audit/review and provide advisory services to management on information systems controls in MTN Uganda and give support to the financial/operations auditors

Prime Job Responsibilities
Planning and executing audits of information systems supported by various technologies such as Unix, Linux and Windows

Preparing audit reports and submitting them for review

Identifying and evaluating the organizations risk areas

Assist in the design of specific systems controls and risk management solutions

Qualifications

A bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Or Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or Computer Science

A post graduate qualification as CISA,IIA.QICA,CISSP and additional qualifications in CPA, CIA and an MSc (Telecommunications field) is an added advantage

Must have a minimum of 3 years information systems audit experience with a telecom or service environment or external audit specialising in business process assurance with a reputable aduit firm.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs, salary history, and benefits package, copies of certificates (originals are to be presented at the interviews) and names and address of 3 referees to

The Recruitment Officer, MTN Uganda
Po Box 24624 Kampala, or Hand deliver to MTN Towers Reception Desk

Deadline: 17th Feb 2011
Only successful candidates will be contacted

Ernst & Young Jobs Vacancies- Career Opportunity

Job Title: Senior Assurance - KAM00008
Location: UG-All-Kampala

Job purpose

Responsible for participating in and supervising multiple client engagements and other related activities under the general direction of more experienced engagement team members
Discusses moderately complex issues with engagement team and client management
General accounting and financial reporting assistance

Your client responsibilities

Functional

Has a full understanding of taxation and the Ugandan tax environment, understands the objectives of a Tax audit and the staff's role in the Tax audit process
Stays abreast of general business and economic developments and applies their under­standing of the client's business and industry to identify areas of Tax audit significance, assesses the degree of risk and the nature of the errors that could result from the client's Tax accounting estimates, identifies unusual or unexpected Tax transactions, and explains important developments/matters to staff
Develops the Tax Audit Approach Plan and prepares detailed audit programs for substantive procedures for significant accounts
Executes Tax audit procedures, such as understanding and evaluating significant sources of information, and performing substantive procedures in moderately complex, judgmental and/or specialized areas.

Client

Prepares summary review memorandum and other corre­spondences with the client).
Participates in meetings with the client engagement team and the client. Presents information to others in one-on-one and small group situations, such as verbal presentations to client personnel.
Interacts with client personnel and demonstrates a commitment to continually improve our clients' satisfaction.

Your people responsibilities

Fosters teamwork by maintaining cooperative relationships with the client engagement team; contributing to a work environment that leads to high morale, productivity, and open communications; facilitating the resolution of conflicts; sharing information; and, accepting and providing constructive feedback
Provides guidance to assist staff in reaching their full potential (e.g., willingly addresses questions, contributes constructive on-the-job feedback and training, con­ducts meaningful and timely performance reviews).


Experience and Qualifications

· First Class or a good Second Upper Degree in Accounting / Finance or Economics from a recognized university.
· Professional qualification in ACCA, CPA(U) or CPA(K)
· At least 3 years experience working as a Tax auditor for a professional accounting firm or Tax experience with Revenue Authority
· Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);

Skills
Self-motivated, positive attitude
Attention to detail with a commitment to high quality and accuracy
Desire to exceed expectations
Interest in the different fields of assurance
User level IT (Ms Office) knowledge

We offer you:

Work with a bright, friendly and energetic team
Develop your personal and business skills by working on challenging projects with some of the most well-known companies as well as threw our extensive learning and development programs
Receive a competitive intern remuneration package

Who we are

At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

Assurance gives organizations and their investors the confidence that the results they report give a true and fair picture of their business. As an assurance professional at Ernst & Young, you'll work in a high-performing and inclusive environment that offers you great opportunities to develop an interesting and fulfilling career, wherever you are in the world. You will work in multidisciplinary teams to handle complex issues and resolve challenges for leading companies. We'll support you in your professional development so you achieve your potential.

To Apply
https://tas-ey.taleo.net/careersection/gexp01/jobdetail.ftl

Deadline: 2/16/2011

Jobs Vacancies at Ernst & Young - Uganda

Job Title: IT Administrator
Location: UG-All-Kampala

Job summary

The candidate will be responsible for all IT Administration and provide essential backup to the IT Project Administrator

Duties and responsibilities

· Network administration of the Local Area Network and its connectivity to our Global Wide Area Network.
· Management of the firm's Firewall, Routers and ancillary equipments.
· Administration of the Collaboration Server and associated databases.
· Helpdesk support to all local users.
· Sever administration in line with our global requirements and standards.
· Loadset maintenance and roll-out.
· Installation of new software and testing of local applications prior to roll out.
· IS Security assessments, incidence response and implementation of our international 'Code of Connection' IS Security Policy.
· Research on latest emerging technologies, Procurement and Implementation of office automation systems.
· Participation in Global and Regional TSS projects.
· Routine maintenance of all Information and Communication Technology infrastructure.

Qualifications and experience

· A minimum of Second Upper Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering
· 1 -2 years working experience in IT Support and or network administration
Possession of certification in networking (CCNA) will be an added advantage
· Should be Familiar with Windows environment, Win XP Pro, Win 2003 Server. Windows TCP/IP, Networking experience & E-mail Server systems.
Skills

· Good organizational skills
· Good relationship building skills.
· Proactive and delivery focused.
· Ability to be creative and bring new ideas to the role.
· Right attitude - patient, helpful and flexible

. Good analytical , communication and interpersonal skills

Who we are

At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

To Apply
https://tas-ey.taleo.net/careersection/gexp01/jobdetail.ftl

Deadline: Feb 13 2011

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