Action Aid Uganda Jobs- Impact Assessment and Shared Learning Officer

Job Title: Impact Assessment and Shared Learning Officer

Duty Station: Headquarters/Kampala

Role Definition:

To implement systems for monitoring and evaluating all AAlU's projects; document and share information and knowledge in line with ALPS, national and local rights programme strategies and monitoring framework.

Key Result Areas:


Support the development of rolling participatory baselines for local and national rights programmes in line with ActionAid M & E strategy;

Support the local rights programmes to compile and update rights and entitlement registers

Support the national and the local rights programmes to develop performance indicators to include empowerment Indicators, advocacy indicators, partnership indicators and other performance indicators;

Train staff, partners and community intermediaries (community change makers) in participatory right based M and E;

Contribute to development and implementation of the National Monitoring Framework in line with CSP IV;

Collect, validate and enter local and national rights programme data into the Management Information System (MIS) and share aggregated information from it with different departments/units;

Support the local and the national rights programmes to ensure their Alps Tracker records are up to'-date;

Facilitate participatory review and reflection processes for the local rights programme and partners;

Take lead in documentation of learnings, good practices and compiling reports for all projects,

Compile periodic M and E reports for AAUI including the six monthly key performance indicators (KPIs).

Carryout routine filed monitoring of local and national rights programmes.


Job requirement

Person Specifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in either Development Studies, appropriate Social Science discipline or any other related field with at least 2-3 years relevant experience from reputable organization. A post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.


How to apply

Applications should be sent with a CV, cover letter, copies of certified academic documents and contact names and details of at least three (3) referees (one of which must be from the current employer) to:-

The HROD Director,

ActionAid International Uganda,

P.O. Box 676, Kampala

Not later than 10th February 2011.

Applications by e-mail to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org are welcome. We will respond only lo short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International Uganda is an equal opportunities employer.

Rucruitment in Ugandan Bank

Job title: Senior Legal Officer

The Overall role of the Senior Legal Officer: Reporting to the Company Secretary, the Senior Legal Officer will advise management on all legal issues that need to be addressed in the course of its business.

Key Responsibilities

1 . Review credit facility documentation prior to registration that include among others; securities,etc from a legal perspective to ensure that Bank is adequately covered against legal risk.

2. Drafting, preparing reviewing and registration of legal documents i.e. agreements, notices, letters, leases etc and against the Bank and ensure compliance with the SLAs.

4. Attend and represent the Bank in Courts of law and present written briefs on Court proceedings attended.

5. Review Customer Account opening mandate files.

6. Manage records within the department by ensuring proper record keeping and filing

7. Attend meetings, workshops and provide legal training to staff. institutions such as the government registries, URA . DPP, Police, Courts etc

9. Keep abreast statutory legal issues that affect the Bank and ensure compliance .

10.ln liaison with the Company Secretary "communicate and respond to threatened litigation for and against the Bank.

11 .Effective management of external legal services offered to the Bank by the Bank external lawyers

12.Ensure those Court orders served on the Bank are attended to in a timely manner. Such orders may include a subpoena, summons, notice to produce, attend court or to produce documents to the court.

13.Brief the Credit Committee on any credit collections handled by external lawyers.

legal or quasi legal decisions that may affect the rights of responsibilities of the Bank or third party.

14.Any other duties incidental to Legal Advisory and Regulatory Compliance.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

*Knowledge of Commercial law, litigation practice, banking law ,labour law and employment legislation

* Conversant with standard computer applications.

* Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons) Degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, an ADVOCATE possessing a Practicing Certificate.

* 3 years and above as an advocate or 3 years organization.


How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should send job applications, up-to date _ curriculum vitae and copies of academic certificate through courier or hand delivery to the address below by 14th February 2011.Your application should include three references, none of whom should be your relative and all of whom should have supervised, taught you or known you through your work.

The Head Human Resources

Bank of Africa-Uganda Ltd

Plot 45 Jinja Road

P.O Box 2750 Kampala

Bank of Africa-Uganda Ltd Rucruitment- Relationship Manager- Retail

Job Title: Relationship Manager- Retail

The overall role of the Relationship Manager, Retail: Reporting to the Channel Distribution Manager, the Relationship Manager, Retail's role is to grow the bank's retail sales, assets and liabilities through portfolio management of all retail business particularly unsecured pending clients.

Key Responsibilities

1. Sell the department's and the bank's products.

2. Identify and disseminate information to and from the market/customers and alert management on trends, risks and opportunities to maximize and

3. Promote and maintain the highest standards of customer service in order to maximize the returns from targeted customers.

4. Monitor and enhance the business portfolio risk profile within agreed parameters at all times and stable base,

5. Constantly explore the enhancement1 of the bank's brand name so that the bank holds out to the target markets as one of the best in the direct sales field in terms of service, innovation and customer awareness/responsiveness

6. Appraise opportunities for synergy and keep well documented re ports/vis I is/con tracts with all the bank's relationships, management and other units.

7. To procure, nature and sustain new direct sales relationships that have a potential to grow and provide superior returns.

8. Prepare and cross check sales documents proposals, agreements and appraisals for credit

9. Build a strong sales driven work force through training,

10.Liaise with the Head of Human Resources in recruiting sales representatives.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* A bachelor's degree in a Business related field.

* 2 years' working experience with a financial institution with exposure to sales experience and

* Excellent communication, presentation and report

* High level of attention to detail, through analytical skills, rational decision making and good negotiation capacity.


How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should send job applications, up-to date _ curriculum vitae and copies of academic certificate through courier or hand delivery to the address below by 14th February 2011.Your application should include three references, none of whom should be your relative and all of whom should have supervised, taught you or known you through your work.

The Head Human Resources

Bank of Africa-Uganda Ltd

Plot 45 Jinja Road

P.O Box 2750 Kampala

New Bank of Africa-Uganda Ltd Jobs Vacancies in Uganda- Banking Officer

Job Title: Banking Officer -Collections

The overall role of the Banking Officer-Collections: Reporting to the Credit Controller, the Banking Officer - Collections' role is to take full control and management at Micro and Macro levels. This will be in liaison with responsible Officers, of all accounts which are in arrears or excess positions for one day and above and for the Special Assets held in the Bank's portfolio at any one time. (Special Assets being defined as Credit Facilities that are in the Non Performing Classes of 3 AS. 5 and Written off as per the Central Banks Guidelines on Asset Quality) or any other Bank Assets placed in that category by any of the banks’ competent committees

Key Responsibilities

1. Review the excess and arrears reports from all positions in the shortest time possible.

2. Monitor and report on any unauthorized excesses on accounts.

3. Advise the Credit Controller of the recommended action for each of the persistent or troublesome positions on daily basis.

4. Make a report of any persistent accounts in arrears with recommended actions to the Credit Committee on weekly basis.

5. Implement all recommendations of the Credit Committee with regard to accounts in arrears / excess positions.

6. Keep custody of all files placed under Special class 3, 4, 5 and Written off accounts and update Credit Committee on any significant developments (internally or externally) with regard to improving

8. Recommend monthly, to Credit Committee accounts for adjustment of classes either downwards or upwards including those for write off with justification. ,

9. Monitor movements in the Special Asset accounts- (credits or debits) and recommend appropriate adjustments in provisions.

10.Ensure that all interest charged on Special Assets is reviewed every month and suspended. (The Non Accrual Principle), and recommend any reversals into Accrual Basis.

11 .Maintain dialogue on a continuous basis with all third parties i.e. Lawyers, Auctioneers, Debt Collectors and update the Credit Committee on weekly basis on any significant developments. Parties. Assist third parties in compiling required documentation to facilitate legal action and represent the bank in the same together with Legal Manager,

13.Receive and post all recoveries collected from Special Assets and adjust account positions accordingly.

14.Assist the In charge Securities in preparation of all required security documentation and in all other functions as performed by the i/c Securities.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in any relevant field and other qualifications in Banking and Credit will be ofadded advantage.

* 3 years' experience in Banking or Credit related field.

* Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.

* High level of attention to detail, through analytical skills, rational decisions making and good negotiation capacity.


How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should send job applications, up-to date _ curriculum vitae and copies of academic certificate through courier or hand delivery to the address below by 14th February 2011.Your application should include three references, none of whom should be your relative and all of whom should have supervised, taught you or known you through your work.

The Head Human Resources

Bank of Africa-Uganda Ltd

Plot 45 Jinja Road

P.O Box 2750 Kampala

Rucruitment In Uganda at Catholic Relief Services

Position Title: Project Officer (WASH)

Location: Fort Portal, Uganda (with up to 80% travel to the field)

Project: Keeping Children and Mothers Alive in Western Uganda Integrated Support

Job Summary:

The Project Officer (WASH) will have the primary responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the water and sanitation components of the “theKeeping Children and Mothers Alive in Western Uganda Integrated Support Project' being implemented in 8 districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kabarole, Mubende, Kasese and Kamwenge. The program will seek to empower local communities to govern and manage their water resources and increase the scale of interventions so that access to water and water - related benefits reach all populations within target areas. The Projecl officer will coordinate all watsan activities with partners to carry out quality WASH and health promotion activities. Position will be based in Fort Portal and report to the Project Manager (PMTCT).

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

• Ensure that WASH activities are implemented in line with the proposal, work plan and budgets. Ensure partnerships with the local actors while designing, implementing and evaluating activities.

• Plan and coordinate the program in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and co-ordination with CRS staff and other agencies both governmental (WES) and non-governmental.

• Oversee partners' liquidations (monthly) and advances and work with Finance to build the capacity of the partner in financial management and reporting. Ensure activities are implemented in respect of program deadlines.

• Ensure that WASH partners submit quarterly progress reports to CRS.

Provide technical support to the district water departments £partners in operating and maintaining water supply systems.

• Provide technical support to water departments and partners on sanitation issues.

• Support teams and local partners in defining of the specific needs of the population in the Intervention areas such as water supply infrastructure, sanitation facilities etc.

• Together with implementing partner, collaborate in planning for hygiene behavior change methodologies for communities.

• Collaborate in the formation of Water and Sanitation Committees at community level and assist in developing their training in technical, financial and recording systems for community management of systems.

• Ensure operation and maintenance, environment and sustainability

• Ensure that gender is fully considered throughout the project cycle with women and other vulnerable groups being enabled to influence decision- making around WASH issues.

• Support beneficiary communities in developing and implementing coherent plans.

• Monitor and provide support to community operation and maintenance structures to ensure sustainable water and sanitation facilities.

• Ensure activities coordination amongst all stakeholders in a participatory manner. Provide recommendations on appropriate ways for strengthening water source management structures to improve on their effectiveness.

• Participate in regional level coordination meetings of all partners. Liaise closely with lower government structures and others to coordinate activities for the overall improvement in environmental health of the target beneficiaries.

• Actively participate in the training of community structures under the project as required.

• Work closely with project Manager to prepare WASH annual work plans; budgets; monthly, quarterly and annual reports.


Job requirement

Qualifications, Experience and Abilities required:

• Bachelor's degree (emphasis in Water/Public Health/Sanitation) with 3 years of relevant work experience in a related position with a development partner.

• Computer literacy (MS Office).

• Experience in the design of rural water supply and sanitation systems, in full consultation with community groups.

• Experience in community management of water systems.

• Excellent community mobilization skills. Ability to mobilize partners

and stakeholders,

• Experience in hygiene education and behavior change preferred, especially training in the PHAST and CLTS methodologies. Basic knowledge of participatory methodologies or at least willingness

and ability to learn within a short period of time.

• Ability to facilitate community sessions/trainings, Experience and training in ecological sanitation preferred.

• Good insight into health care issues and productive uses of water.

• Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information.

• Fluency in English and outstanding written skills. Good knowledge of local language will be an additional plus.

• Highly proactive and self disciplined.

• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently,

• Ability to relate to and motivate others effectively.

• Excellent decision-making skills.

• Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and stressful work environment.


How to apply

Please submit cover letter, CV and three work-related-referees (names and contact information only) to: jobs@ug.earo.crs.org by February 12th. 2011. Only Short listed candidates that meet

New Jobs at BRAC Uganda

Job Title: Technology Specialist (both males and females)

Job Location: BRAC Country Office in Kampala

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

He/she has to collaborate with other organization and has to generate innovative idea on technology which will help BRAC to run its programs more efficiently.

* He/she has to design and develop mobile application which has to be linked up with web applications.

* He/she has to show some outstanding out­comes within the assigned time period


Job requirement

Qualifications/ Requirements: Qualification: Bachelor Degree, .in Computer Science or Engineering/Information Technology from a reputed University.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience in developing web and mobile application in any well-known organization.

Expertise in:

- Web application development

- Mobile application development

- Script writing in SQL Server and My SQL database

- Ajax, Asp.net. Java, Python or any other languages to develop mobile and web applications.

Age; Should be below 35 years.


How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, must submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (including biography, date of birth, educational qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least two references), photocopy of their academic papers, 2 copies of colored passport size photo­graphs, LC1 recommendation letter Original copy, and a day time contact number NOT later than February 28, 2011.

All Candidates should apply to

Human Resource Department,

BRAC Uganda.

P.O Box 31817 (Clock Tower),

Kampala, Uganda

Database Administrator Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Database Administrator (both males and females)

Job Location: BRAC Country Office in Kampala

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensure the Data Backup of all branch offices

* Regularly communicate with Regional IT Officer and submit a report to the Head of IT on free storage of each branch's computer.

* Confirm the Monthly backup of each branch to be sent to Country Office on time

* Upload the data to the central server

• Check the validity of each branch's backup before uploading it to the server

* Provide the raw information to different departments by writing complex SQL queries

* Support the Regional IT Officers writing any kind of SQL query

* Send the data to BRAC Bangladesh Head Office once in a month


Job requirement

Qualifications/ Requirements: Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Engineering/ Information Technology from a reputed University.

Experience: Minimum 2 years working experi­ence on MySQL or SQL Server database in a well-known organization.-

Expertise in:

* SQL Script writing

* Data transformation form one format to another format

* Script writing in SQL Server and My SQL database

Age: Should be below 35 years.


How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, must submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (including biography, date of birth, educational qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least two references), photocopy of their academic papers, 2 copies of colored passport size photo­graphs, LC1 recommendation letter Original copy, and a day time contact number NOT later than February 28, 2011.

All Candidates should apply to

Human Resource Department,

BRAC Uganda.

P.O Box 31817 (Clock Tower),

Kampala, Uganda

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) OFFICER- Job Vacancy In Uganda

Job Title: IT Officer

BRAC Uganda is expanding its IT activities to run the existing programs more efficiently. BRAC Uganda is very much concern about data security and is always devoted to introduce new Technology within the Organization. To do so, the team is recruiting for several positions within the department depending on experience and qualifications. Some 3 positions are available in IT Department, reporting to the Head of IT,


Job Location: Moroto, Karamoja

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensure the Data Backup of all branch offices

* Confirm the Monthly backup of each branch to be sent to Country Office on time

* Upload the data to the central server

* Check the validity of each branch's backup.

* Provide basic training to the staffs on "How to use Mobile based Software".

* He or she has to make extensive field visit to provide both Hardware and Software support.


Job requirement

Qualifications/ Requirements: Qualification: Bachelor Degree- in Computer Science or Engineering/ Information Technology from a reputed University.

Experience: Minimum 2 years working experience in IT Sector.

Expertise in:

* SQL Script writing

* Solving any types of computer hardware problem Age: Should be below 35 years.

Remuneration for these positions will be com­mensurate with qualifications and experience.


How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, must submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (including biography, date of birth, educational qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least two references), photocopy of their academic papers, 2 copies of colored passport size photo­graphs, LC1 recommendation letter Original copy, and a day time contact number NOT later than February 28, 2011.

All Candidates should apply to

Human Resource Department,

BRAC Uganda.

P.O Box 31817 (Clock Tower),

Kampala, Uganda

Rucruitment of Credit Officer in a Financial Institution in Uganda

Job Title: Credit Officer

BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 138 million people worldwide with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employ­ment opportunities, health services, education, and legal and human rights education across 10 countries. For more information on BRAC, please visit www.brac.net

BRAC Uganda is inviting applications from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill up the following vacant positions:

MICRO FINANCE PROGRAM

Job Title: Credit Officer (females only) [Re-advertised]

Job Location:-Any Part of Uganda

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Survey and sensitize the communities about the microfinance packages and offers.

* Organize the registered members into small groups.

* Regulate the activities of the group members.

* Issue out bans and ensure the pay back of loan installments.

* Carry out regular field visit conduct group meetings, and assess potential borrowers.

* Prepare weekly/monthly report on the activ­ities and submit it to the Branch Manager.


Job requirement

Qualifications/ Requirements: Qualification: Diploma in Business Administration/ Accountancy/ Economics/ Statistics/ Development Studies from a recog­nized institution.

Experience: Will be preferred but not mandatory

Others:

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to coordinate work with the community.

- Age: Should be below 30 years.


How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, must submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (including biography, date of birth, educational qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least two references), photocopy of their academic papers, 2 copies of colored passport size photo­graphs, LC1 recommendation letter Original copy, and a day time contact number NOT later than February 28, 2011.

All Candidates should apply to

Human Resource Department,

BRAC Uganda.

P.O Box 31817 (Clock Tower),

Kampala, Uganda

Rucruitment of Credit Officer in a Financial Institution in Uganda

Job Title: Credit Officer

BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 138 million people worldwide with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employ­ment opportunities, health services, education, and legal and human rights education across 10 countries. For more information on BRAC, please visit www.brac.net

BRAC Uganda is inviting applications from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill up the following vacant positions:

MICRO FINANCE PROGRAM

Job Title: Credit Officer (females only) [Re-advertised]

Job Location:-Any Part of Uganda

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Survey and sensitize the communities about the microfinance packages and offers.

* Organize the registered members into small groups.

* Regulate the activities of the group members.

* Issue out bans and ensure the pay back of loan installments.

* Carry out regular field visit conduct group meetings, and assess potential borrowers.

* Prepare weekly/monthly report on the activ­ities and submit it to the Branch Manager.


Job requirement

Qualifications/ Requirements: Qualification: Diploma in Business Administration/ Accountancy/ Economics/ Statistics/ Development Studies from a recog­nized institution.

Experience: Will be preferred but not mandatory

Others:

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to coordinate work with the community.

- Age: Should be below 30 years.


How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, must submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (including biography, date of birth, educational qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least two references), photocopy of their academic papers, 2 copies of colored passport size photo­graphs, LC1 recommendation letter Original copy, and a day time contact number NOT later than February 28, 2011.

All Candidates should apply to

Human Resource Department,

BRAC Uganda.

P.O Box 31817 (Clock Tower),

Kampala, Uganda

Rucruitment of an Accountant

Job Title: Accountant - Available in a Hospital -
Salary: UGX 1.5 to 2Million

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Overall Control and management of Finance Department
• Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual financial statements and adhoc reports in line with agreed schedules
• Provide accurate timely costs and revenue statistical analytical reports
• Prepare Annual Budgets and Cash flow forecast statements
• Provide financial support to the General Manager for effective control and management of the business
• Supervise timely preparation of payroll and all necessary statutory deductions
• Organize and ensure timely External Audits are carried out twice a year
• Ensure all statutory requirements in collaboration with the Company Secretary
• Train the Accountant to deputize while FC is on leave
• Ensure financial procedures are in line with company financial policies and where lacking advise, design and implement in compliance with International Accounting Principals
• Maintain proper financial records and proper management systems,
• Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Degree in accounting, Business Administration.
• Membership of a professional accounting body i.e. Institute of Chartered Accountants; Institute of Certified Public Accountants, ICMA.
• At least 5 years experience in similar roles in a recognized organization preferably with a bias to management cost systems.

Behavior Change Communications Manager for Food Security Job Vacancy

Job Title: Behavior Change Communications Manager for Food Security

Company: Danya International, Inc

Closing date: 31 May 2011

Location: Uganda

REPORT TO: Regional Director
LOCATION: Uganda

SUMMARY SCOPE OF WORK:
The Behavior Change Communications Manager will provide technical leadership and implementation oversight for Danya’s evidenced based, food security behavior change communications initiatives in the country. The position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to USG agencies, USG partners, and GoU, designing and leading high impact communications strategies and implementations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership
- Provide strategic leadership and vision for the organization’s BCC program
- Ability to lead the behavior change communication technical approach across multiple projects
- Represent Danya before stakeholders and oversee implementation of activities throughout Uganda
- Contribute to annual work planning
- Establish and maintain a productive relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs and community groups for smooth implementation
- Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently

Management
- Work collaboratively with project and headquarters staff to assure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
- Contribute to ensure projects meets set targets
- Promote and support the dissemination of best practices among the project teams
- Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Agricultural or communications degree with post-graduate level training preferred
- A minimum of 6+ years of senior level experience in designing and implementing behavior change communications strategies
- Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to behavior change communications projects, with emphasis on US government funded food security programs in the region
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
- Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
- Fluency in English
- Experience and understanding of the Feed the Future programming
- Ability to travel nationally and internationally

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects
- Expertise in research to practice – identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities
- Solid publication record in area of BCC
- A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts

Danya International is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Malaria Research Analyst Job Vacancy at Clinton Foundation

Job Title: Malaria Research Analyst

Company: Clinton Foundation

Closing date: 23 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Overview:

Malaria Research Analyst

On November 8, 2008, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria approved the launch of an ambitious new initiative to increase access to malaria treatment around the world. Nine countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are participating in Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm); these countries account for more than one-third of the global malaria burden. The AMFm began operations in June 2009, with orders placed for over 22 million subsidized ACTs and nearly 2 million affordable ACTs in four countries.

The Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and key malaria policymakers, has developed an operational research portfolio that seeks to address critical outstanding questions regarding how access to malaria treatment can be improved in the context of the AMFm. The projects in this portfolio have been designed to provide rigorous evidence of the impact of various policy innovations that aim to improve the targeting and increase the reach of anti-malarials into the poorest and most remote areas.

We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills to assist in managing our research portfolio. The Analyst must have experience with research; experience conducting field research or managing development programs in Africa is a strong plus. A background in public health and knowledge of statistics is desirable.

The Analyst must be able to function independently and flexibly, have a strong commitment to excellence and work on aggressive timelines. The position will be based in East Africa, with travel in the region, and requires a 1.5 year commitment.

Responsibilities:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

The research portfolio consists of a range of projects of varying sizes and locations. The role of the Analyst will be to assist the Principle Investigator and Research Manager in overseeing the development, implementation and results dissemination of several projects in the portfolio, in collaboration with the subcontractors and partner organizations that are involved in each study.

Assists in the development and execution of projects:

* Develop (in collaboration with Principle Investigator and field coordinators) surveys, research protocols and other key materials for study design
* Supporting logistics coordination for projects including research inputs, data collection methods, transportation, etc.
* Assisting with the development and updating of budgets for each project
* Checking the quality of data collection and entry
* Ensuring that the integrity of the research design is being maintained
* Manage budgets, financial disbursements and accounting for each project (in collaboration with project managers)
* Coordinating data entry
* Assisting with data analysis
* Assisting with the writing of materials describing project results and policy recommendations
* Supporting the active dissemination and communication to facilitate uptake of policy recommendations

Provides cross-cutting support, as needed:

* Assists in the preparation of donor reports, concept notes, and presentations as needed
* Supports the development of a communications and outreach strategy for the dissemination of study results
* Drafts policy briefs and other study-specific materials as needed
* Develops budget forecasts for the entire portfolio

Qualifications:

Qualities Required:

* Knowledge and experience with program design, management and analysis in a developing country
* Demonstrated field experience
* Willingness to travel frequently to do field work
* Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
* Exceptional problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
* Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
* Some proficiency in a statistical analysis package such as STATA or SAS
* Advanced degree in economics, public health, international relations, or related field

Advantages:

* Experience designing and implementing surveys
* Experience in working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases

How to apply
Please apply online at https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/1932/login

New Job Vacancy at Goal Uganda- Career Opportunity

Job Title: Financial Controller

Company: GOAL


Closing date: 11 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

General Description of the Programme
GOAL’s Uganda country programme focuses on GOAL’s four sectors of Health (including WASH), Education, Livelihoods and HIV/AIDS. We mainstream issues of HIV/AIDS, gender, child protection, disabilities and environment across all our activities. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with local organisations to give effect to our mission.. GOAL currently has 4 offices in Uganda-Kampala (HQ), Kalongo (North), Abim (Northeast) and Bugiri (East).
The GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Irish Aid, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), European Union (EU), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and GOAL.

General Description of the Role
The Financial Controller is responsible for the financial management, internal control systems, and reporting requirements of the organization. There are 16 finance staff (1 international and 15 national) employed within GOAL Uganda. The Financial controller has overall responsibility for the day to day accounting and financial management, partnership finance, internal audit and taxation requirements of the country programme. Additionally the financial controller has a significant risk management responsibility in what is challenging operating environment.

In particular the successful candidate will ensure timely submission of monthly reports to GOAL Dublin comprising the Management Accounts, Donor Status Reporting and other reports as required and also ensure timely submission of required donors reports, statutory reports and other ad hoc reporting to relevant authorities. As a key member of the senior management team, the Financial Controller will contribute to the overall development and running of the country programme.

Key Duties
• Ensure proper financial systems are in place and implemented to record and report field and head office expenditure
• Ensure compliance with accounting procedures and policies and actively monitor internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular ensure appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively
• Ensure preparation and retention of documentation to facilitate the annual external audit, donor audits, internal audits and revenue audits
• Oversee all cash management, including cash counts and cash transfers to field sites and from Dublin head office
• In cooperation with the Programmes & Logistics team ensure that GOAL Uganda is in compliance with all relevant donor and internal guidelines
• Ensure cost allocations basis among donors are reasonable
• Review monthly management accounts including donor status reporting for submission to GOAL Head Office, Dublin, adhering to strict deadlines
• Review financial reporting to donors and other regulatory bodies, adhering to strict deadlines
• Review the financial sections of donor proposals, budgets and reports
• Review GOAL annual and quarterly rolling budgets
• Monitor and assist with the financial management and setting of programme budgets including expenditure forecasting
• Maintain and keep updated Uganda Finance Manual, including a summarized and simplified finance manual for use by project managers and other field based staff
• Provide support to the HR Manager on personnel and staff issues which have financial implications
• Oversee training and capacity building of locally recruited accounts staff
• Keeping abreast of taxation requirements and changes in taxation law
• Overall responsibility for the Grants Management team including line management of the Controls Officer (International position)

Requirements
• Qualified accountant. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent
• At least 2 years at a senior management level
• Overseas INGO experience beneficial
• Experience in dealing with institutional donors such as USAID, ECHO and DFID
• Excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills
• Excellent analytical and writing skills

Rucruitment of Field Coordinator at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Field Coordinator

Company:International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 10 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda

Background:
The International Rescue Committee began working in Uganda in 1998 in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army in the north of the country. Today, during this time of transition and recovery, the IRC is reshaping its interventions towards post-conflict development as tens of thousands of people in the north who were displaced by violence have returned home. At the same time, in the east in Karamoja – the poorest and least developed area in Uganda – the IRC works with communities affected by inter- and intra-clan violence to promote peace and improve access to services. Interventions in Karamoja require a sophisticated understanding of the context and must be tailored to meet complex needs and respect the agro-pastoral lifestyle. The IRC in Uganda’s new strategic plan, 2011 – 2015, emphases partnership, accountability, evidence-based programming and an increasing focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls.

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

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

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

Specific Security Situation/Housing :
The position is based in the Moroto Field Office, in north eastern sub-region of Karamoja. Security in town is generally acceptable but requires heightened monitoring and awareness. Travel within the Sub-Region and between the three offices is strictly controlled due to security concerns related to cattle raiding and inter/intra-ethnic clashes. The position is unaccompanied and shared housing is provided.

How to apply
Please apply at www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6778

Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator Job Vacancy

Job Title: Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator

Company:International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 18 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Background:
The International Rescue Committee began working in Uganda in 1998 in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army in the north of the country. Today, during this time of transition and recovery, the IRC is reshaping its interventions towards post-conflict development as tens of thousands of people in the north who were displaced by violence have returned home. At the same time, in the east in Karamoja – one of the poorest and least developed areas in Uganda – the IRC works with communities affected by inter- and intra-clan violence to promote peace and improve access to services. Interventions in Karamoja require a sophisticated understanding of the context and must be tailored to meet complex needs. The IRC in Uganda’s new strategic plan, 2011 – 2015, emphases partnership, accountability, evidence-based programming and an increasing focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls.

Scope of the position:
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of the IRC’s WPE program in Uganda. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Programs, s/he is expected to lead in planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the IRC’s WPE program initiatives while supporting the integration and mainstreaming of women’s and girls’ issues across sectors. S/he will directly supervise a national staff team and one expatriate volunteer. The incumbent will be based in Moroto, in the Karamoja sub-region. S/he will be expected to travel at least 50% of the time.

Responsibilities:
• Ensure that projects are designed, managed and implemented according to pre-established work and budget plans and that program decisions are evidence based;
• Ensure that WPE projects are accountable to beneficiairies by achieving all project outcomes;
• Work in partnership with civil society and the government of Uganda, with a focus on building their capacity;
• Provide technical assistance to coordinators of other IRC sectors (health, peacebuillding, children and youth and economic recovery) to increase their gender responsiveness;
• Represent the IRC at district and national level meetings; serve as a resource in the sector; and
• Provide leadership to WPE business development efforts in Uganda, including conceptualizing new projects, developing proposal documents and meeting with donors.

Requirements:
• Masters degree in Development, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant discipline;
• At least three years of international program management experience;
• Experience in supervising national staff with a strong commitment to staff capacity development;
• Skills in project conceptualization and design and successful fundraising experience with European and USG donors; and
• Excellent written and verbal skills in the English language.•

Specific Security Situation/Housing :
The position is based in the Moroto Field Office, in north eastern sub-region of Karamoja. Security in town is generally acceptable but requires heightened monitoring and awareness. Travel within the Sub-Region and between the three offices is strictly controlled due to security concerns related to cattle raiding and inter/intra-ethnic clashes. The position is unaccompanied and shared housing is provided.

How to apply
Please apply at : www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6794

Rucruitment of Chief of Party, OVC at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Chief of Party, OVC

Company:International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 20 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda

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

SCOPE OF WORK:

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

*Position contingent upon final award.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide leadership for all IRC and partners activities to ensure that they achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible;
• Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;
• Manage the OVC project by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities in accordance with the cooperative agreement;
• Identify technical assistance needs and arrange for the provision of needed assistance;
• Manage sub-agreements with partners and ensure coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality from all partners/collaborators;
• Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely submission of financial reports to the donor;
• Ensure that the OVC project is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality standards;
• Report to USAID through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports;
• Maintain an on-going dialogue with the USAID CTO and timely respond to CTO's inquiries;
• Forge and maintain solid cooperation with partner organizations and government officials;
• Manage external relations by representing the OVC project and the organization in the public and ensuring the distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;
• Manage OVC project properties according to IRC and USAID regulations.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Masters degree in related field;
• Minimum of 10 years of international management experience, with at least five years specifically within field of OVC support;
• Demonstrated budget planning and management ability;
• Previous experience as USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party highly desirable;
• Experience managing large, geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local and international partners;
• Effective and persuasive English writing and public speaking;
• Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills;
• Previous experience in east Africa would be an advantage.

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

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

How to apply
Please apply online: www.ircjob.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6558 .

Sustainability Consultant (specialist/intern) Job Vacancy at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title: Sustainability Consultant (specialist/intern)

Company: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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

Closing date: 21 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda

Location information: Abim – Karamoja or Gulu – Acholi
Background Information: Karamoja sub-region

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

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

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

1. Over 160 community projects are completed across over 500 villages in the districts of Abim, Amudat, and Nakapiripirit;
2. Communities are ALREADY growing their own surplus crops, selling locally and over the border in Kenya. In this sense, we have proven that our polyculture-oriented methods are profitable by providing food for families and surplus food for local trade;
3. IOM has espoused and ACHIEVED project diversification including animal management, irrigation, water storage, and community/market gardens;
4. We have conducted extensive public awareness of this transition through outdoor cinema events (to wit, IOM organised and held 102 outdoor cinema screenings across communities in all five districts of Karamoja. These cinema screenings brought together over 234,000 people of which nearly 65% were adults over the age of 18. Furthermore, as part of this process, some 231 formal governmental officials and 160 informal community leaders were consulted in the development and dissemination of these films. IOM now has over six hours of content showing that progress in Karamoja is not only possible, but that it is already happening.)
5. We have considerable private sector investment interest (domestic and foreign companies) in a joint venture in 2011.

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

1. Sustainable agriculture and self reliance tool kit (two-volume DVD set) in Luo, Ngakarimojong, and English;
2. Six short five-minute films on progress in Karamoja; and
3. Video montage highlighting local community members’ and local governmental officials’ perspectives on change, challenges, and a vision of a self sufficient, self reliant Karamoja.

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

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

Background Information: Acholi sub-region

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reporting & Deliverables

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

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

2. Complete discrete assignments in relation to the Community-Based Reintegration Programme including but not limited to the following:
(a) Develop modular training curricula based on a sustainable agriculture training menu provided by IOM in order to start training implementation within one (1) week of assignment;
(b) Develop training aids and information tools ranging from posters, short manuals, and brochures incl. easy-to-understand layout and content-development in close coordination with the Peace-building Public Information Specialist; and
(c) Direct provision of sustainable agriculture training modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for IOM-designated groups of 20-30 women in remote field locations within the Acholi sub-region.

3. Complete discrete assignments in relation to the Karamoja Food Security and Community Stabilization Programme including but not limited to the following:
(a) Develop modular training curricula based on a sustainable agriculture training menu provided by IOM in order to start training implementation within one (1) week of assignment;
(b) Develop training aids and information tools ranging from posters, short manuals, and brochures incl. easy-to-understand layout and content-development in close coordination with the Peace-building Public Information Specialist; and
(c) Direct provision of sustainable agriculture training modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for IOM-designated groups of 20-30 men and women in remote field locations within the Karamoja sub-region.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Perform such other duties and responsibilities as instructed.

Desired Skills & Competencies

- Holds degree, preferably in applied sciences (eg. agricultural science, rural development, etc) and/or relevant (and considerable) field experience with sustainable agriculture in semi-arid areas. “Relevant field experience” refers to practical experience in sustainable agriculture; earth works engineering, watershed management; soil restoration/conservation/managemment; freshwater aqua-culture; community development; nurseries and seed saving.
- Credentialed in Agriculture/Horticulture/Permaculture and/or relevant experience (unless the candidate is an intern).
- Willingness to directly conduct sustainable agriculture training in small modules (i.e. including theory and demonstration) for groups of 20-30 men and women in remote field locations within the Karamoja and/or sub-region(s).
- Willingness to work in active conflict settings or non-permissive security environments, which may include uncomfortable accommodation and food options, wearing body armour, and/or exposure to communal violence;
- Demonstrable background in International aid and development (unless the candidate is an intern).
- Experience with food security and community stabilization programming in Africa.
- Extensive experience with community-based organizations essential and a determination to work effectively with local civil society organizations despite the challenges of low capacity or variable performance.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, self driven, and ready to work under very tight deadlines and inspire others to do the same.
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds and in stressful conditions.
- Professional-level familiarity with MSWord/MS Excel/MS Powerpoint applications.

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

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

Method of Hire
Direct hire (local or overseas). This position is open until 21 February 2011, however candidate selection and hiring will start beforehand if suitable candidate(s) are found.
How to apply
Clearly state the position title in the subject heading send to icrsuganda@iom.int


Closing date: 21 Feb 2011

Right To Play- Jobs Career Opportunity

Job Title: Regional Operations Director

Company: Right To Play

INGO that works in both the humanitarian and development context, using specially designed sport and play programs to build life skills in children in disadvantaged areas affected by war, poverty and disease.

Closing date: 11 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda - Kampala

ORGANIZATION PROFILE:

Right To Play is an international development organization that uses specially-designed sport and play programs to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play has projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Right To Play is a global-scale implementer of Sport for Development and Peace programs and takes an active role in driving research and policy development in this area and in supporting children’s rights.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Regional Operations Director will assume operational management of the East and Southern Africa Region for a nine month limited term. The EASA Region includes operations in six core countries. This is a key part of the plan to assess the capacity and needs in the Region as the incumbent Regional Director moves into a new Program Strategic Advisor role to complete the remainder of her term concluding in September 2011. A recruitment plan will be established at a later date for a new Regional Director to commence in late 2011.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director International Programs at Right To Play HQ in Toronto, Canada, the Regional Operations Director is accountable for the effective management of the operations of Right To Play in East and Southern Africa, including effective program operations, staff management and HR, program and financial compliance, security assessment and planning. This position will assess the composition and output of the team to assure effective delivery of the programs, while complying with policies, in a safe and productive employment environment. The position will also facilitate cross-functional collaboration within the Region and with HQ and National Offices. The Regional Operations Director should have the full range of administrative and managerial skills required for such a position, including team leadership, performance management, cross-cultural communication, financial management and security planning.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

#1: Staff Management and Performance Evaluation

- Directly manage a team of regional office staff with technical expertise and a team of country managers with direct program management responsibility;

- Conduct an initial assessment of staff skill sets and performance and make immediate short-term recommendations on how to structure the team;

- Implement a staffing plan, including job restructurings, layoffs or new hirings as necessary;

- Establish a performance culture in the region and set clear expectations;

- Provide effective leadership to the entire regional staff and assure a conducive environment for performance;

- Develop the skill base of key staff within the region to meet requirements;

- Review, measure and assure the capabilities of regional and country teams to become strong managers and program implementers;

- Provide a recommendation on the recruitment process for a new Regional Director.

#2: Safety and Security Planning and Response

- Conduct a rapid safety and security audit within the region;

- Conduct a rapid assessment of the safety and security context of the Regional Office in Uganda and support structures;

- Make recommendations for new systems and protocols that need to be implemented for safety and security planning and response;

- Ensure that Country Managers have established appropriate country safety and security plans that are implemented;

- Assess and recommend the appropriate mix of roles and responsibilities for the Regional Office;

#3: Operational and Financial Management

- Oversee budget management for the entire Region and ensure coherence with organizational policies, donor agreements and other guidelines;

- Monitor spending to ensure expenditures, activities and deliverables are within project scope, budget and timeline;

- Review activities and workplans to assess progress against targets and enforce accountability of program managers;

- Coordinate and manage the activities of the Regional Office to deliver operational and financial management and support.

#4: Policy Compliance

- Ensure the implementation of standard operating procedures and practices in all countries and projects;

- Ensure compliance with financial guidelines and the implementation of financial controls;

- Implement HR practices according to policy;

- Follow-up on internal audit recommendations and continue to collaborate with internal audit group;

- Conduct audits as necessary in collaboration with HQ.

#5: Program Management and Implementation

- Assure the implementation of programs according to grant and contract deliverables and budgets;

- Coordinate the internal reporting on program implementation and ensure full collaboration with colleagues engaged in reporting;

- Manage the activities of the Regional Office to provide support to country staff in program implementation;

- Provide guidance to HQ and countries on appropriate restricted revenue opportunities.

EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION:

Master’s degree in International Development, International Business, Political Science or a related field with strong experience.

Other international development and child development certifications an asset.

EXPERIENCE:

Required (must have):

- 10 to 15 years experience in international development, field operations management or related field;

- Direct working experience in Africa or countries in conflict for a minimum of three years;

- 10 years direct staff and budget management experience;

- Experience in developing and managing budgets;

- Fluent in written and spoken English;

- Experience in operational planning and results based management;

- Experience in safety and security planning and response.

Desired (asset):

- A second or third language relevant to the region;

- Experience in child and youth development;

- Experience in sport and play programming;

- Experience in particular thematic areas relevant to the Region.

COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / TECHNICAL SKILLS:

- Strong operational and compliance capabilities.

- A high level of team leadership, cross cultural communication skills and emotional intelligence.

- A strong results orientation and effective at multi-tasking.

- Good knowledge and skill in all areas of human resource management, particularly as it relates to international programs and working in developing countries.

- Clear understanding of development programming.

- High level of field operational skills.

- Understanding of results based management, program design, and implementation.

- Strong financial analysis and management skills.

- Excellent oral and written communication.

- Understanding of Sport for Development and Peace (asset).

GENERAL:

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. The contract is of nine months’ duration. The employment start date is as soon as possible. This position is located in the Regional Office in Kampala, Uganda. Up to 30 to 40% travel may be required.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible to: hr1@righttoplay.com and kindly include the job title in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Closing date: 11 Feb 2011

Medical Teams International Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Africa Regional Director

Company: Medical Teams International

We are a Christian global health organization that empowers communities to live full and healthy lives. We work with grassroots organizations, churches and ministries of health to ensure that our projects fit seamlessly into local contexts. Our volunteers, staff and supporters form a closely knit team that is deeply committed to facilitating lasting solutions for people suffering from disaster, conflict and poverty in 70 countries.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala

Job Summary

This field-based position contributes to the vision and mission of the organization by being responsible for managing the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Africa regional strategic plan. Key responsibilities include managing and developing regional field staff, financial resources, partnerships and fund raising efforts for achievement of the strategic plans of Medical Teams International and the Africa region. Report on and represent Medical Teams International's Africa regional programs with support from the HQ-based Africa Deputy Regional Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the development and oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the three year Africa regional strategic plan and country strategic plans, including identification of priority countries, programs, teams, GIK, and fundraising strategy
Lead the management planning and decision making for regional direction.
Work with field leadership team and staff to ensure vision alignment and supervise implementation of all regional programs for planned results.
Develop thorough knowledge of region, partners and programs.
Give guidance to the to support regional activities.
Develop regional disaster assessment and response capacity of Medical Teams International country program staff in collaboration with the Manager of Emergency Relief.

Required:

M.A. in relevant field or equivalent combination of academic preparation and field management experience most likely obtained by serving as a Country Director in at least 2 settings.
Minimum 5-8 years progressively responsible leadership experience in international relief and development with at least 2 years experience working in Africa.
Demonstrated success acquiring resources for relief and development programs.
Experience leading programs funded by institutional donors

How to apply
To learn more about this position and to apply please visit us at www.medicalteams.org

Busoga Trust America, Inc Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Project Area Manager

NGO: Busoga Trust America, Inc. (BTA)

Busoga Trust America, Inc. (BTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to combat disease and poverty in the developing world. In cooperation with their UK based operational partner, The Busoga Trust, we are developing sources of clean water, along with sanitation facilities and hygiene education in the rural parts of Masindi District, Uganda.

Closing date: 15 Feb 2011

Location: Uganda - Masindi

Project Area Manager

Busoga Trust America, Inc. (BTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to combat disease and poverty in the developing world. In cooperation with their UK based operational partner, The Busoga Trust, we are developing sources of clean water, along with sanitation facilities and hygiene education in the rural parts of Masindi District, Uganda.

Since starting work in April 2008, Busoga Trust America has completed over 50 projects providing 25,000 people with clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene.

Job Description

Position: Project Area Manager
Reports to: Director, Busoga Trust and Board of Directors, New York, NY
Responsible for: Ensuring project work is carried out efficiently and to budget
Based: Masindi, Uganda
Salary: To be discussed
Hours: Provisionally 40 hours per week – Mon to Fri (though these are often longer and include weekends depending upon workload)

Main Purpose of the Job

• To execute on a program of water source construction, sanitation infrastructure implementation and hygiene/health related education in target areas
• To ensure that the program is done in accordance with an agreed work plan and budget
• Manage a team of 9 full-time employees

Key Relationships
• Maintain a strong communications link with the UK based trustees and US stakeholders
• Liaise with Local Government officials, suppliers, development partners and stakeholders

Scope of the Job

• Ensure field activities are implemented on time through efficient planning and logistical management
• Provide regular reports to donors and Trustees on all operational aspects of the project
• Authoring webpage with pictures, video and commentary
• Develop quarterly and annual work plans and budgets to meet targets successfully.
• Financial modeling, budgeting and planning for $200,000 budget and a team of 9 employees
• Build and maintain a strong working relationship with Local Government officials, keeping them abreast of project progress and seeking their feedback
• Represent BTA at local, district and national levels in a professional manner
• Ensure project staff are motivated and morale is kept high
• To carry out other reasonable tasks as required

BT offers a flexible leave allowance, one set of return flights & visa/work permit costs.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have management experience preferably in a developing country, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong planning and organisational skills, patience and a sense of humor

Knowledge/Qualifications

• Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
• Project management skills and the capacity to manage time and workload effectively
• Ability to meet heavy workloads and project deadlines
• Able to absorb information quickly, understand it and make decisions based upon it within a short timeframe
• Good working knowledge of IT; word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and comfortable with illustrative media, photo & video production
• Basic understanding of budgeting, financing and accounts
• Driving license (4wd off road experience preferable)

Experience

• Experience of working at some level of management within a developing world context (preferably within a WatSan context but not essential).
• Experience of communicating with parties in all levels of organisation in a manner most appropriate to the party concerned
• Experience of dealing with external stakeholders, including Government Officials

Skills and Attributes

• Strong leadership ability; possessing confidence, humility and integrity
• Highly motivated individual, a “self-starter” able to manage their own time, coordinate staff and other parties and balance an extensive range of tasks
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Comfortable operating independently; entirely self-sufficient with the resourcefulness and confidence to resolve situations in isolation.
• Strong planning and problem solving skills.
• High frustration threshold and ability to cope with stress

How to apply
Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to the following email address:
Jeff Kaplan
Uganda Liaison and Board Member, Busoga Trust America
jkaplan@busogatrustamerica.org


Closing date: 15 Feb 2011

Action Against Hunger- New Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Epidemiologist

NGO: Action Against Hunger-USA

Closing date: 28 Feb 2011
Location: Uganda - Karamoja

Job Objectives:

Design a customized and relevant integrated surveillance protocol for ACF areas of intervention in The Karamoja and the Acholi districts, in Uganda.

Hierarchy:
The consultant will be hierarchically under the CD, and functionally under the CMN. He will works in close collaboration with the Nut surveillance PM and the nutrition advisor at HQs level.

Tasks and activities to carry out
There are three main phases of the post:

1) Discussion with keys informants
- To exchange with the technical coordinators, and field and HQs level, to obtain the global picture of the mission’s strategy, programs, and expectations of this particular project
- To exchange with partners and donors (MoH, UNICEF, DHO, other NGOs) to understand their understanding and expectations of the integrated surveillance project.
- To achieve a desk review of similar projects in Uganda and other countries
- To contact relevant leaders of similar projects or protocols of surveillance initiatives to get their input.
- To liaise with the nutrition surveillance Project Manager in Uganda to learn and understand the main identified needs in terms the surveillance survey has to meet, the current strategies and methodology, and together find a way to harmonize the list of indicators to be validate by the CMN the HQ, and UNICEF (donor);

2) Definition and design
- To define and to design the Ugandan surveillance survey protocol according to an approved scientifically and internationally standards
- To discuss with the surveillance PM the relevance of updating the existing enumerator guide based on the protocol of the surveillance survey.
- To define in collaboration with the PM after agreement with partners and the technical coordinators the list of indicators per sensitivity and per season.
- To define the analysis plan using geographical area, livelihood zone, WHO standards, old standards, and potentials risks of disasters, and in same time avoid un necessaries indicators.
- To define indicators which can be more sensitive for a proper follow up of change due to the seasonality, or to a disaster.
- To design a guideline as well as a training module regarding data collection, analysis and interpretation

3) Validation and dissemination
- To get all the work validate by the coordination team at Kampala level, and at HQ level.
- To organized a restitution to the coordination team, the UNICEF nutrition and surveillance team at Kampala level, and with the Senior Nut advisor at HQ level
- To train the Surveillance team on the guideline

Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Epidemiology. Experience on the field a plus. - Good understanding of Nutrition, Food Security & Livelihood and WASH programming. - Fluent in English (professional English required).

How to apply
Please apply online at :

http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/get-involved/jobs/field/epidemiologist

Reference Code: RW_8DNW3A-24

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