UN- UNDP Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: National Consultants - Crisis Prevention and Recovery (3 Positions), Kampala
Closing Date: Monday, 07 March 2011



Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) are in the process of rolling out the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010 -2014. The CPAP is a five year framework defining mutual cooperation between the GoU and UNDP. The CPAP is aligned to GoU's National Development Plan (NDP), as well as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2010-2014). It is nationally executed through the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED).

The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth & Poverty Reduction (GPR). UNDP contributes through the two programme components to the Northern Uganda recovery priorities set forth in the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP), and is focused on specific Crisis Prevention and Recovery (CPR) outputs namely:

Functional firearms registries and stockpile management and destruction systems in place.
Policy and mechanisms for peace-building, reconciliation and reintegration in place.
Two (2) targeted project documents are to be prepared to guide delivery.

Background to the proposed projects:

Northern Uganda has been faced with 20 years of armed insurgence that has led to the proliferation of arms, destruction of the region's economic base, and breakdown in social cohesion among communities. Insecurity in the Karamoja sub-region, partly rooted in the proliferation of small arms and problematic disarmament programmes, has hampered administration of central government services, which has resulted in chronic breakdown of law and order and under development. At the root of this insurgency, lie the issues of inequality, exclusion from state mechanisms and development opportunities. This has marginalized a large proportion of vulnerable groups, i.e., the poor in general and overall led to low growth and income for the region as compared with other regions in the country. 61% of the population in the North and 80% in the Karamoja region are living below the poverty line, compared to 30% at national level. These withstanding, high incidences of intertwined conflicts in northern Uganda have witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of agencies working on peace building and conflict issues in northern Uganda.

Against the above background one of the main objectives of the National Development Plan is strengthening good governance, defence and security. Northern Uganda will be one of the focus areas; and in this regard the Government's Peace, Recovery, and Development Plan (PRDP) is providing a strategic framework for interventions in Northern Uganda. On the other hand, the UNDAF that guides operations of the UN agencies in the country identifies: “Capacity of selected government institutions and civil society improved for good governance and the realization of human rights that lead to reducing geographic, socio economic and demographic disparities in attainment of Millennium Declaration and Goals by 2014” as one of the outcomes to achieve.

In light of the above, one of the outcomes that UNDP aims to contribute to is:

“Selected institutions capacitated (formal and informal) to deliver community security and access to justice services"

Some of the outputs identified in CPAP that contribute to the outcome for which detailed project documents are to be developed are:

Functional Firearms Registries and Stockpile Management and destruction Systems in Place.
Policy and mechanisms for peace-building, reconciliation and reintegration in place

Each output will be delivered through one project document:

Output 1.2.2 is Functional Firearms Registries and Stockpile Management and destruction Systems in place. The Ministry of Internal Affairs (Uganda National Focal Point Department) is the potential Implementing Partner.
Output 1.2.3 is Policy and mechanisms for peace-building, reconciliation and reintegration in place. Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs is th epotential Implementing Partner.

Objectives of the assignment:

Identify UNDP areas of comparative advantage in the areas of Small Arms Control and Peace Building, within the broader framework of the CPAP 2010-2014 and UNDAF 2010-2014.
Identify programmatic strategic interventions that will contribute to:
A functional registry system for Firearms, Stockpile Management and destruction; and
Policy and mechanisms for peace-building, reconciliation and reintegration.

Undertake the initial identification and assessment of the project risks.

Prepare 2 project documents that will guide the implementation and delivery of the selected programmatic interventions.

Scope of assignment

The national consultants are responsible for the following tasks:

Identify niche for UNDP support in line with existing national capacities, support of other national development partners.
Develop annual work plans with outputs and relevant activities, baselines, indicators and targets for the duration of project (guided by three normative principles of human rights based approach, gender mainstreaming and environment sustainability).
Suggest appropriate implementing partner/s and responsible party(ies) for implementation of project.
Identify appropriate management arrangements for implementation of the projects.
Initial risk analysis for the projects:

- Develop monitoring and evaluation framework for the projects (in line with CPAP, UNDAF M&E framework);

- Exit strategy.

The consultants are expected to identify resource mobilization opportunities to support project implementation on the basis of analysis of their interactions with donors (through meeting and documentation). The consultant(s) need to consider the following points;

Relevance
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Sustainability of the project as key operational principles in the design of project document vis-à-vis CPAP RRF.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key activities:

Identify niche for UNDP support:

As part of drafting of project documents, the consultants are expected to clearly identify the scope of project that maximizes the comparative advantages of UNDP operations. Scope of project should contribute to achieving the outcome at end of the 4 year programming cycle and also build synergy within programme components. It should also take into consideration existing donor programmes and identify complementarities.

Develop outputs and activities (Annual work plan):

In close consultation with all stakeholders identify outputs (with clear indicators, baselines and targets) and activities with a view to ensure continuity over the four year period of CPAP. In line with the programmatic approach, project activities should be developed to ensure synergy with other components of the CPAP. Activities should also give due consideration to following principles:

Building national capacities and ownership.
Strengthening capacity development.
Promote south-south cooperation.
Focus on key crosscutting themes of programming of UNDP.

Identify management arrangements:

Management arrangements explain roles and responsibilities (including clarification on accountability for resources) of parties responsible for managing project, carrying out activities and providing oversight. Annexure (template for project document) shows a typical management arrangement for UNDP supported project. A key component of management arrangements section is recommendations on appropriate Implementing and Responsible Parties in line with scope of the projects. Results of the micro-assessment (managerial and financial capacities) of the recommended IPs and RPs will be the basis for final selection of implementing partners. Management arrangements are to be suggested within context of the National Execution Modality (NEX) modality.

Identify appropriate monitoring framework/tools:

Develop monitoring framework/tools for the project to be able to assess project's progress towards intended outputs and effective utilization of resources. Monitoring framework/tools should be built on the principles of national ownership and ongoing stakeholder engagement approaches. Monitoring framework/tools should also be developed in line with management arrangements.

Conduct initial risk analysis:

Initial risk analysis is to be conducted to determine the risks that impact the project formulation and implementation. In undertaking risk analysis, UNDP risk log should be used with a view to utilize the same for updating in the course of implementation of project.

Exit Strategy:

Consultants are expected to identify appropriate exit strategies to be put in place to ensure sustainability and continuity of project interventions.

In addition, consultants are expected to organize meetings with all stakeholders depending on the need and requirements of project formulation, lead Pre-PAC and PAC meetings and incorporate comments into the draft final project document.

Deliverables:

Inception Report

This report should clearly delineate understanding of assignment, conceptual approach/framework/ methodology for design of project documents and timelines for consultancy. Timelines should be developed taking into account the number of working days for overall assignment.

Agreement on the inception report will be the basis for consultancy which will incorporate the following:

Draft 1 – project documents
PAC meetings
Two Final project documents.

Reporting arrangements

The consultants will work closely with the UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery unit (that also includes the UNDP Northern Uganda Sub-Offices) and implementing partners – most notably, the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and selected District Local Governments. They will also report and be accountable to the UNDP Team Leader for Crisis Prevention and Recovery and provide overall technical advisory support of Senior Recovery Advisor. They will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director, and the UNDP Resident Representative. The Consultants will liaise on a day to day basis with programme consultant.

Competencies

Technical competencies:

Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

Personal Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards.
Positive, constructive attitude to work.
Ability to act professionally and flexibility to engage with government officials, donor representatives, private sector and communities.

Required Skills and Experience:

The assignment is open to individual consultants and consultancy firms/companies. It will be carried out by a team of 3 consultants constituted as follows:

Small Arms Control Expert
Conflict resolution/Peace building Expert
Human Rights/Gender expert - with experience in post conflict programming

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Masters Degree in the area of expertise (areas are indicated above).

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years working experience in programming and project design.
Progressive consultancy experience in the selected area of expertise.
Extensive Knowledge of Uganda 's development context and that of northern Uganda.
Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and communication.
Prior experience with UNDP programming and project designing is an added advantage.

Language:

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Applications from individuals and proposals from consultancy firms are to be submitted as follows:

Individual consultants:

Eligible individual consultants are to submit applications indicating their areas of expertise and upload a detailed CV in this website.

Consultancy firms:

Technical and financial proposals (in separate SEALED envelopes) clearly marked “RFP for Preparation of Project

Documents Crisis Prevention and Recovery” should be submitted to the address below before 4:00pm 7th March 2011.

The Resident Representative

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Plot 24 Prince Charles Drive, Kololo

P.O Box 7184, Kampala, Uganda

Detailed Terms of Reference, evaluation criteria and other additional information for the consultancy firms are to be downloaded from the UNDP Uganda website www.undp.or.ug .

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

Chief Operating Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Job ref: ADM. 56/136/01 [01/11]
Reports to : Auditor general

terms of service:

Contractual for five (5) years and renewable subject to satisfactory performance and through mutual consent

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be Ugandans holding Honours Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Public Resource Management plus a Masters Degree in any of the following fields; Human Resource/Management Studies, Development Studies, Public Administration and/or Business Administration from a recognized University or Institution. A professional accounting qualification will be highly desirable.

WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Applicants should have proven integrity, a thorough working knowledge of Administration, public sector financial regulations and practices as well as relevant provisions of the Constitution, With reference to the skills and competencies required for this position, it is unlikely that an applicant below mid thirty in age and less than tour years in a top management

DUTIES:
The incumbent will be responsible to the Auditor General for directing the day to day activities of the division of support services and will perform the following duties:
• Support the AG to ensure that the OAG operates efficiently and effectively;
• Ensure that appropriate governance is in place and is effective to promote good standards of propriety, stewardship and risk management;
• Ensure that well developed strategic business, operational planning and performance management systems support the achievement of objectives and help realize new and improvement with a clear focus on systemic issues;
• Act as an agent to secure change as necessary in skills, approach, culture and product development to achieve the AG's and Top Management Group's vision; the OAG and (ii) realize opportunities to extend the AG's remit and enhance the OAG's impact and reputation;
• Provide strategic leadership for the further development of both financial and value for money audit disciplines;
• Promote and maintain an organizational culture that enables staff to realize their full potential for the benefit of the OAG.


Job requirement

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
The incumbent will need to possess the following skills/competencies as:
• Vision: Ability to work closely with the Auditor General and the Top management team in development of strategic, long-term plans, and vision and take a lead position in goal-setting using the ability to "look around corners" to anticipate future opportunities or problems and undertake strategic and pre-emptive action. This will also be demonstrated in the ability to manage short-term issues within a strategy tor long-term, sustainable
• High emotional and social intelligence; Possesses exceptional relationship building and interpersonal skills that drive results and deliver through others
• Building and Managing Teams: Inspires, motivates, coaches, mentors and develops others. Listens well and continuously learns and seeks advice and feedback from others. Encourages initiative, creativity, problem solving and sharing information;
• Results Oriented: Relentlessly pursues improvement and results. Flexible, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities. Creates a culture of mutual accountability and institutes unquestionable robust financial discipline in the business processes and work ethics of staff.
• Financial, Budgetary and Analytical Skill: Ability to fully understand and interpret financial and budgetary data, analyze it, and report on it monthly to collectively assist Top management in timely decision making and providing strategic direction to achieving the "change management" process in an organization.


How to apply

Applications must be accompanied by;
• A detailed typed curriculum vitae which clearly supports the competencies and skills mentioned above.
• Copies of academic qualifications, testimonials and professional training certificates.
• Names of three (3) referees and their contacts.
• A recent passport size photograph.



Applications should be addressed to;

The Auditor General
P.O. Box 7083
KAMPALA

• All applications should be submitted on Public Service Commission PSC Form 3 (revised 2008) obtained from Public Service Commission offices, Ministry/Department headquarters and District Service Commission offices.
• Applications through Post Office should be by registered mail.
• To reach not later than 2nd March, 2011 before 04.00pm.
• Applications received shall be acknowledged by this office.
• Late submissions will not be received.

The office of the Auditor General Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

Job Title: Principal Auditor
AGE: 28 Years and above
SALARY SCALE: U2
JOB REF: ADM, 56/136/01[02/11]
REPORTS: THE SENIOR PRINCIPAL AUDITOR

Experience
Financial reporting or litigation consulting in forensic accounting including familiarity with prosecution and embezzlement cases.

Required skills/competencies
• Should demonstrate ability to inspire, motivate, coach, mentor and develop others.
• Possession of high emotional and social intelligence.

Duties
1. Coordinating teams in tracking and collecting forensic evidence.
2. Checking and verifying forensic audit queries from subordinate staff.
3. Prepare and review forensic audit plans, working paper files and management letters from
4. Preparing the 1st draft forensic audit reports.
5. Providing technical guidance to PAC members during discussions of OAG forensic audit report.
6. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.


Job requirement

Minimum Qualifications
An Honours Bachelors Degree in Law, or Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business
Professional qualification like ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA or CPA from a recognized University/Institution. He/she should have undertaken certification as a fraud Examiner such as CFE. A masters' Degree in a related field will be a distinct advantage.


How to apply

Applications must be accompanied by;
• A detailed typed curriculum vitae which clearly supports the competencies and skills mentioned above.
• Copies of academic qualifications, testimonials and professional training certificates.
• Names of three (3) referees and their contacts.
• A recent passport size photograph.



Applications should be addressed to;

The Auditor General
P.O. Box 7083
KAMPALA

• All applications should be submitted on Public Service Commission PSC Form 3 (revised 2008) obtained from Public Service Commission offices, Ministry/Department headquarters and District Service Commission offices.
• Applications through Post Office should be by registered mail.
• To reach not later than 2nd March, 2011 before 04.00pm.
• Applications received shall be acknowledged by this office.
• Late submissions will not be received.

Jobs Vacancies at The Office of the Auditor General (OAG)- Senior Auditor (2)

The office of the Auditor General (OAG)

Job Title: Senior Auditor (2)
Salary Scale: U3
Age: 25 years and above
Job Ref:ADM.56/136/01 (03/11)
Reports to: Principle Auditor

Work Experience
•Should have at least 3 years proven experience in the field of Auditing or litigation consulting.
Required skills/competencies
• Ability to communicate passionately, effectively, and persuasively both orally and in writing.
• Possession of high emotional and social intelligence.

Duties
1. Organizing entry and exit audit meetings.
2. Prepare and/or review forensic audit plans, working paper files and management fetters from subordinate staff.
3. Supervising field forensic audit teams.


Job requirement

Minimum qualifications
An honor Bachelors Degree in Law, or Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Administration (Accounting Option) or any other related degree majoring in Accounting; or Professional qualification like ACCA, C1PFA, CIMA or CPA from a recognized University/Institution. Certification as a fraud Examiner such as CFE and/or a masters' Degree in a related field will be an added advantage.


How to apply

Applications must be accompanied by;
• A detailed typed curriculum vitae which clearly supports the competencies and skills mentioned above.
• Copies of academic qualifications, testimonials and professional training certificates.
• Names of three (3) referees and their contacts.
• A recent passport size photograph.



Applications should be addressed to;

The Auditor General
P.O. Box 7083
KAMPALA

• All applications should be submitted on Public Service Commission PSC Form 3 (revised 2008) obtained from Public Service Commission offices, Ministry/Department headquarters and District Service Commission offices.
• Applications through Post Office should be by registered mail.
• To reach not later than 2nd March, 2011 before 04.00pm.
• Applications received shall be acknowledged by this office.
• Late submissions will not be received.

Surgical Theater Assistant Jobs in Uganda (3 Vacancies)

Job Title: Surgical Theater Assistant (3 Vacancies)

ADDED ADVANTAGE EDUCATION/TRAINING
• Registered / Enrolled Nurse or Midwife.
• Formal training in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy and Palliative Care
• Formal Training in Adolescent and adult Medical Male Circumcision under local Anesthesia
• Formal training in counseling, especially youth counseling.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under the direction of MUWRP and District supervisors, provide nursing and/or surgical theatre assistant services as a member of a fixed or mobile medical male circumcision team
• Assist in minor surgical procedures as per WHO/MOH guidelines under the guidance of technical advisors.
• Conduct Health Education session and/or routine physical; examinations.
• Ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
• Participate in complete, timely and accurate documentation of all surgical and follow-up procedures


Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Training as a Medical Theater Assistant
• At least 2 years of post-qualification professional experience
• Experience in HIV/AIDS Prevention, care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
• Commitment to accomplishing designated goals and targets in service provision
• Fluency in verbal and written English, able to fluently read and speak Luganda
• Experience of living and working in a rural environment
• Maintain surgical instruments and theater equipment


How to apply

Send cover letter, CV (including 3 references), and supporting documents to;

The Human Resource Administrator
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Plot 42, Nakasero Road
P.O Box 16524
Kampala

The closing date for the applications is Friday February 25, 2011 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Sasakawa Global Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

SAA's mission is to help sub-Saharan governments reduce poverty, enhance food security and protect the natural resource base through the accelerate adoption of productivity enhancing agricultural technology

Job Title: Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

The program officer works under the supervision of the Thematic Coordinator, ME and L and the Country Director

Duties and Responsibilities:
The role of the PO-ME and L will include, but not limited
to:
1. Contribute to the establishment of an efficient and effective ME and L system in SAA-Uganda
2. Assist the ME and L Theme Coordinator, Uganda (ME and L TC)in the development of methodologies and tools for data collection for different studies -needs assessments, baselines and evaluations
3. Assist the ME and L TC in data collection, entry and analysis as well as reporting;
4. Assisting with internal ME and L and MIS;
5. Conduct studies as and when needed- Needs assessments, baselines and evaluations;
6. Perform functions involving data management and advanced analysis;
7. Assist ME and L TC in planning and organizing or facilitating critical reflection events such as review meetings and partner workshops;
8. Contribute to thematic periodic reports- quarterly, semester, annual, etc
9. Any other duties as assigned by the ME and L TC and Country Director.


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience:
1. M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Economics, agricultural econom­ics, social sciences or relevant field with 4-7 years relevant experience in data collection, field work and data analysis;
2. Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis tools;
3. Knowledge and/or experience of ME and L and Impact Assessment;
4. Ability and willingness to frequently travel within the country;
5. Familiarity and clear potential to use modern data collection technologies;
6. Willing to do extensive field work. Driving experience is an advantage;
7. Salary and benefits are commensurate to qualification;
8. Excellent English; and
9. High computer and information technology skills are an advantage.


How to apply

(Note: Those who had responded to this advert last year should not re-apply)
How to apply:
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may hand-deliver, e-mail their application letter with detailed CV naming at least three professional referees not later than Monday, 28th February 2011 to:

The Country Director,
Sasakawa Global 2000
P.O Box 6989, Kampala
Email: sguganda@utlonline.co.ug or
jnakiminyi@sguganda.org

Note: If you do not hear from us within two weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Rucruitment at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title: Medical Clinical Officer


Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Heath
• At least 2 years of post-qualification professional experience
• Experience in HIV/AIDS Prevention, care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy
• Strong leadership and communication skills
• Ability to accomplish designated goals and targets in service provision
• Fluency in verbal and written English and Luganda
• Experience of living and working in a rural environment
• Must be registered with the Allied Health professionals' Council

ADDED ADVANTAGE EDUCATION/TRAINING
• Formal training in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy and Palliative Care
• Experience setting the agenda, supervision and/or leading groups of people
• Formal Training in Adolescent and adult Medical Male Circumcision under local Anesthesia.

• Use of computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email and Internet.
• To perform any other duties as advised including but not limited to running Antiretroviral Therapy Clinics
• Participate in MUWRP/Kayunga Local Government organized trainings as a trainee, trainer or supervisor.


How to apply

Send cover letter, CV (including 3 references), and supporting documents to;

The Human Resource Administrator
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Plot 42, Nakasero Road
P.O Box 16524
Kampala

The closing date for the applications is Friday February 25, 2011 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)- New Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Nurse 2 positions)

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Registered / Enrolled Nurse or Midwife.
• At least 2 years of post-qualification professional experience
• Experience in HIV/AIDS Prevention, care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
• Commitment to accomplishing designated goals and targets in service provision
• Fluency in verbal and written English, able to fluently read and speak Luganda
• Experience of living and working in a rural environment
• Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council


Job requirement

ADDED ADVANTAGE EDUCATION/TRAINING
• Training as a Medical Theater Assistant
• Formal training in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment including
Antiretroviral Therapy and Palliative Care
• Formal Training in Adolescent and adult Medical Male Circumcision under local Anesthesia
• Formal training in counseling, especially youth counseling.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under the direction of MUWRP and District supervisors, provide nursing and/or surgical theatre assistant services as a member of a fixed or mobile medical male circumcision team
• Assist in minor surgical procedures as per WHO/MOH guidelines under the guidance of technical advisors.
• Conduct Health Education session and/or routine physical examinations.
• Ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
• Participate in complete, timely and accurate documentation of all surgical and follow-up procedures
• Maintain surgical instruments and theater equipment


How to apply

Send cover letter, CV (including 3 references), and supporting documents to;

The Human Resource Administrator
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Plot 42, Nakasero Road
P.O Box 16524
Kampala

The closing date for the applications is Friday February 25, 2011 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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