Jobs Vacancy at SOS children’s villages Uganda,- Entebbe

Job Title: Village Educator
The village educator takes charge of and addresses the educational needs of each child, providing educational and career guidance ensuring that the children get meaningful assistance with remedial exercises/ homework. He or she organizes children’s play, holiday programs and other extra-curricular activities, ensuring sensitization and application of the SOS child protection policy

Minimum requirements

A mature lady or gentleman aged 25-35 years
A university degree in Education and Social Work, Social Sciences or equivalent qualification
Experience in practical teaching or Education liaison/ coordination of at least 3 years in a modern, well founded education institution
Qualification and experience in special needs education and assessment will be an added advantage


Apply with CV, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificate, passport size photo, telephone contacts and details of at least three references

Address to
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS children’s villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510, Kampala

or physically dropped off at the front office SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Abbabiri, 25km Entebbe road
Deadline: Friday 1st March 2011

Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy at SOS Childrens Village- Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

We seek a mature individual to assist our village. Director in setting up the village administrative office and providing support to all the processes required to run an efficient office set up.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A mature lady/gentleman aged between 28-35 years
A university degree in social sciences, business administration, development studies or an equivalent is required
Relevant experience of at least two years in office management and administration in a busy and practical environment/office setting is required
Practical training in modern office administrations well as knowledge of basic accounting will be of great advantage
Proven computer skills
Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English is critical for this placement



How to Apply
Apply with CV, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificate, passport size photo, telephone contacts and details of at least three references

Address to
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS children’s villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510, Kampala

or physically dropped off at the front office SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Abbabiri, 25km Entebbe road
Deadline: Friday 1st March 2011

Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Head of Mission Un

ORG: Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF)

ASF is an independent non-governmental organisation. Its mission is to independently contribute to the creation of fair and equitable societies through the promotion of access to justice, in which the law and its institutions serve society’s most vulnerable groups. The organisation aims to realise this objective through field interventions in the field of law in general, and in the area of legal and judicial assistance in particular.

Closing date: 13 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda

Head of Mission Un Uganda (relaunching)

Context

ASF has a young and evolving mission in Uganda. Through a careful analysis of the needs in the field and a strategic and coordinated approach to the implementation of its programming, Avocats Sans Frontières has gradually been establishing itself as an important actor in the protection of the rights of the most vulnerable. ASF implements a program that combines legal awareness raising with the opportunity to access free legal aid and judicial assistance. Initially ASF focused its interventions on improving access to justice for victims of torture and providing legal support to people in detention, and expanded its priority area to also include a focus on improving access to justice for women and children, particularly in relation to sexual and gender-based violence, and victims of child trafficking to provide them with legal support. Entering into 2011 ASF is ready to mobilize the legal community in English speaking Africa to advocate for justice for international crimes and to train important judicial actors to apply best practices in relation to international criminal justice.

Duties and responsibilities

The Head of Mission works under the supervision of the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator and, for administrative (including human resources), financial and logistical matters, directly under the supervision of the Admin and Finance Director. She/He determines ASF Uganda’s operational strategy with respect to the Organisation’s vision and objectives as defined by ASF Uganda’s strategic plan. She/He is responsible for the proper management of existing projects and the development of new programmes through an analysis of the context, needs and funding opportunities. She/He is also responsible for the proper management of administrative and financial matters for ASF Uganda.

- Supervise the implementation of ASF projects and ensure that they achieve their objectives
- Oversee the proposal and preparation of project grants and follow up with donors
- Ensure the quality of financial and progress reports and transmit such reports to donors within the agreed timeframes
- Analyse the legal, political, economic and social context of the country so as to determine appropriate strategic intervention
- Propose projects for intervention and oversee the drafting of new project proposals in accordance with the needs identified in ASF Uganda’s Plan of Action
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with donors and undertake all necessary negotiations on future programmes
- Represent ASF at meetings with local and national authorities, donors, local and international NGOs and establish a network with NGOs involved in justice
- Lead and coach ASF Uganda’s team, ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the mission’s structure and revise according to the programme needs
- Regularly analyse the context, identify risks and review security rules accordingly
- Ensure sound administrative, financial and logistical management of ASF Uganda in compliance with ASF and donor procedures and national regulations
- Regularly check the budgetary coverage of the mission and ensure that projects are implemented within their budget
- Validate projected cash applications, financial reports to be provided to headquarters and to donors
- Ensure regular monitoring of the use of resources

Requirements

Essential
- At least 3 years of project management experience (including financial and human resources management), preferably with an international legal development organisation or NGO
- Work experience in developing countries
- Strong networking skills and ability to engage in consultative and partnership processes with local stakeholders and government officials
- Experience of fundraising and establishing/maintaining donor relations
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Organisational skills and ability to deal with heavy and diverse workloads and deadlines
- Sound judgment, maturity, patience and flexibility
- Ability to work with people of different cultures
- Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required
- Good computer skills, inc. Excel
Desirable
- Degree in law from a recognized university
- Work experience as a lawyer
- Work experience in the Great Lakes Region
- Driving license

Conditions

- 1 year contract, renewable
- Monthly gross salary: between € 2282 and € 2791 depending on experience
- Per diem: € 558 per month
- Accommodation allowance, vehicle and repatriation insurance provided by ASF
- Health, invalidity and medical care insurance at the expatriate’s expense
- 25 days of paid annual leave
How to apply
Send your application (CV and cover letter + date of availability) in English by 13 March 2011 to job@asf.be- (please mention “HOM Uganda” in the subject of your email).






Closing date: 13 Mar 2011

Jobs in Uganda at Visions in Action

Job Title: Program Development Officer (Supported Volunteer)

Org: Visions in Action

Visions in Action is an international NGO based in Washington DC, working in relief and development in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Liberia in the areas of education, food security, and HIV/AIDS. During the past 22 years over 700 volunteers and staff have served for periods of 6-12 months in the areas of food security, education, human rights, communications, public health, microenterprise, social work and community development.

Closing date: 11 Mar 2011

Location: Uganda - Gulu

Position: Program Development Officer (Supported Volunteer)
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Duration: Initial six month contract (renewable)
Start: March 1st, 2011

Background: Visions in Action is an international NGO based in Washington DC, working in relief and development in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Liberia in the areas of education, food security, and HIV/AIDS. During the past 22 years over 700 volunteers and staff have served for periods of 6-12 months in the areas of food security, education, human rights, communications, public health, microenterprise, social work and community development.

Responsibilities:
•Lead in grant writing, research, & maintaining relations with donors and NGOs; produce frequent concept papers and proposals in conjunction with U.S. office and submit to donors in Uganda
•Assist Head of Office in the identification and research of new funding opportunities and organizational partnerships; develop new program ideas in the areas of HIV/AIDS, public health, water & sanitation, and education
•Liaise with local stakeholders and coordinate relationships with local NGO partners, local authorities, and contractors.
•Rent out extra rooms in the compound to tenants as needed
•Assist Head of Office in ensuring financial systems are working correctly, including regular monthly reports to VIA HQ
•Assist with the book distribution project as needed
•Ensure that project implementation complies with donor standards

Qualifications:
•Masters Degree in International Relations, Communications, or other relevant field
•Experience working and/or living internationally
•Familiarity with program management including budgeting, financial reporting, procurement, and logistics
•Willing to live and work in a remote and insecure environment
•Willing to work independently and simultaneously function as part of a team
•Experience managing local and international staff with diplomacy and tact
•Must be entrepreneurial, a good networker, and a great writer

Terms and Conditions:
Supported Volunteers (SV) receive accommodation in the VIA compound in Gulu, and a small monthly stipend (US$250). Uganda SV’s are responsible for their own airfare, visas, health insurance and pre-departure medical costs.

How to apply
Email cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@visionsinaction.org. Please write “Program Development Support Officer SV” in the subject of your email.

GBV Volunteer Job Vacancy at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda

Job Title: GBV Volunteer

Org: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 23 Apr 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) Volunteer will serve in a volunteer capacity for up to 12 months to improve the quality of program activities in the Karamoja sub-region. S/he will focus on strengthening the program manager’s skills in planning, communicating, managing and monitoring project activities. Through the guidance of the WPE technical coordinator, the WPE volunteer will provide technical advice to WPE team to enhance the program’s support to community driven systems that prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

S/he will be under the supervision of the WPE coordinator and collaborate with a team of WPE professionals in three sub-offices.

Responsibilities:

The volunteer will serve a coaching role vis-à-vis the national staff project managers and officers to build their professional management capacity. Specifically, coaching will focus on:

- Enhancing the project manager’s ability to develop and maintain effective systems that monitor process, budgets and progress towards achievements. Systems should delegate and diversify responsibilities across the program team.
- Strengthening the project manager’s ability to appropriately and concisely write and verbally communicate program goals, strategies, accomplishments and challenges with staff, supervisors, partners, government officials and counterparts.
- Advising the GBV response staff on its efforts to support the community based organization partners case management activities, ensuring that case management practices meet recognized standards.
- Supporting staff with baseline assessments and community based monitoring tools.

Requirements:

- University degree in Development, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant discipline; Graduate degree preferred
- Demonstrated interest in Gender issues
- Strong strategic planning and organizational skills in project management
- Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
- Strong understanding of budget management
- Previous travel or work in Africa preferred
- Excellent written and verbal skills in the English language
- Experience and/or course work in qualitative and quantitative monitoring systems
- Knowledge, skills, and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization

Specific Security Situation/Housing/Compensation :

The position is based in the sub-office of Moroto, in north eastern sub-region of Karamoja. Security in town is good but travel between districts and the region’s three IRC sub-offices is strictly controlled due to security concerns related to cattle raiding and inter/intra-ethnic clashes.

Volunteers are provided with a modest monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance and shared housing.

How to apply
Please apply online: http://www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6891 .

Jobs in Uganda at Samaritan's Purse- based in Karamoja

Job Title: Program Manager, Food Assistance Project)

Org: Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Closing date: 01 May 2011

Location: Uganda - Karamoja

Program Manager, Food Assistance Project, Uganda (623)

Karamoja, Uganda - The Program Manager, Food Assistance Project will be responsible for overall coordination and management – both programmatic and financial – of the Food Assistance Project across Moroto and Napak Districts. Responsibilities will include guiding, training, directing and supporting project staff in implementing food assistance activities while also providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess progress against agreed objectives. The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring timely, orderly and effective food distribution to beneficiaries and for ensuring timely and accurate data collection, recording and financial management according to World Food Program (WFP) and statutory guidelines. The Program Manager will be responsible for regular project reporting to the Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Uganda Country Office and to WFP, and must ensure effective coordination of project activities with the relevant District Local Government departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Direct line management of Food Assistance Operations Coordinator and Drivers in the districts of operation, including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction
• Update HR records for all project staff in the districts of operation, sending monthly reports to National Program Manager for attendance, leave and contractual changes as they arise
• Ensure effective budget management and administration of project finances, including adherence to SP and WFP financial management guidelines
• Act as official SP representative to stakeholders for all matters concerning Food Assistance in districts of operation
• Establish clear strategy and direction for Food Assistance Project in the districts of operation in collaboration with the National Program Manager
• Work alongside National Program Manager to develop additional food security programs in districts of operation
• Coordinate effective implementation of clear security protocol for distribution
• Ensure all project activities are conducted in accordance with agreed work-plan and proposal
• Coordinate updating of beneficiary lists, sending updates to WFP as required
• Submit monthly and quarterly reports to National Program Manager, including activity summary, progress against objectives, commodity distributed, beneficiary caseload data, achievements to date, issues faced, impact stories and financial expenditure
• Ensure coordination of all activities at District-level with relevant Local Government departments, NGOs, and community stakeholders, and maintain constant coordination with WFP in strategic project implementation
• Any other duties as assigned by the National Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferably in the field of International Development or another related field
• Food Security and/or infrastructure assets-based programming experience in Africa
• People management experience in cross-cultural settings
• Willingness to travel in and out of field
• Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program
• Clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements and standards
• Organizational and time management skills
• Good interpersonal and written oral communication skills
• Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships
• Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly
• Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Length of contract: 12 months
Target date to the field: May 2011
How to apply
Apply online at: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/employment_listings/position_listing_intl/program_manager_food_assistance_project_uga


Closing date: 01 May 2011

Logistics Volunteer Job Vacancy in Uganda at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Logistics Volunteer

Org: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing date: 23 Apr 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 – 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 OF WORK:
Reporting to the Field Coordinator, the Operations Volunteer will support the operations field-team in delivering efficient and cost-effective support to the program teams in the Moroto field site as well as the satellite offices Nakapiripit and Kotido. The focus of the position will be on development and implementation of innovative and feasible plans for improving the logistical and operational set up and increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the logistics support function. This includes the monitoring/follow-up of field logistics systems to ensure that IRC standard policies and procedures are adhered to and donor compliance maintained. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to operationalize their classroom learning in a challenging environment, with sufficient space for innovation. This is a six to 12 month assignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assessing logistics and operational support needs in light of the growing program in Karamoja
• Putting in place systems aiming at efficient, cost-effective and compliant operations support to the programs in the field and satellite offices.
• Make an assessment of the IRC office and guesthouse premises resulting in action plans and budgets for improvement of the working and living environments
• To provide logistics support in managing procurement processes, asset management and transport and providing training to operations staff. At all times seeking to raise the efficiency of operations systems and increase their cost-effectiveness.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Current or recent graduate student in Businss or other related field with knowledge and experience in operations or logistics.
• Strong organizational skills; the ability to organize complex tasks within set deadlines in unpredictable settings.
• Excellent communication, diplomacy, and teamwork skills; the ability to work closely with colleagues in other locations.
• Availability and willingness to travel
• Strong technology skills, including operations applications

WORK ENVIRNOMENT:
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.

Volunteers are provided with a modest monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance and shared housing.
How to apply
Please apply online: www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=6892 .


Closing date: 23 Apr 2011

UN- United Nations Job Vacancy- Based in Entebbe, Uganda

Job Title: Operations Manager, Entebbe

Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2011


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:      09 Mar 2011

DATE OF ISSUANCE:      07 Feb 2011

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:      United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DUTY STATION:      Entebbe

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:      11-ADM-MONUC-425141-R-ENTEBBE
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The incumbent reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Regional Service Center (RSC) Chief. The Operations Manager is responsible for the following: Oversee and implement projects/programmes/operations except those under the direct supervision of the RSC Chief. Achieve RSC key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for each RSC project/programmes/operations. Optimise process, policy, and system for the projects/programmes/operations, as required. Propose and lead change management in projects/programmes/operations to achieve improved results. Maintain close contact with the Missions’ RSC Focal Points and other Mission Technical leads to ensure solid understanding of Mission priority objectives for RSC deliverables. Achieve customer satisfaction objectives as measured by RSC performance surveys. Implement corrective/satisfaction improvement actions as required. Administer operational data to support charge back to Missions. Report on cost and performance of projects and recommend improvements. Ensure adequate RSC operations staff technical skills, training and commitment. Develop client orientation and focus among all RSC operations staff. Ensure performance benchmarks are understood and met by RSC operations staff. Ensure staff succession planning/ rotation and RSC project resources.Perform other related work as required.

Competencies
Professionalism - Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice in a broad range of human resources, financial and administrative areas; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operation; Leadership - Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work; Commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing; Strong managerial/supervisory skills, tact and negotiating skills, good judgment and decision-making skills; Communication - Proven ability to write in clear and concise manner and to orally communicate effectively; Ability to prepare reports and defend recommendations; Technological Awareness - Solid computer skills including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and relevant software packages; Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from client's point of view.Ability to identify client's needs and match then to appropriate solutions. Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Managing Performance - Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Finance, Accounting, Law, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, budget, finance or general administration, and field operations. Experience in handling complex organizational issues at the international level. Hands-on experience with UN administrative/financial policies and practices is an asset.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English ; knowledge of French is desirable

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

    To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

    After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

    In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

    UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: staffing@un.org,

    Fax: 1-212-963-2800


Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2011

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