UN Women - Project Officer Vacancu- United Nations Job in Uganda

UN Women - Project Officer
Location: Gulu, Uganda

Closing Date: Friday, 11 March 2011

   
Background

In 2007, UN WOMEN Uganda implemented a programme, Supporting Women's Engagement in Peace-building and Preventing Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda: A Community-led Approach, to increase visibility of women's peace and security issues in the Juba peace process and the peace building initiatives within Uganda. The focus of the programme was women's access to justice, national responses to SGBV and women's peace building initiatives. To achieve the goal of this programme UN WOMEN supported FIDA Uganda to set up a legal aid office in Gulu district, placed a Gender Adviser in the Office of the UN SESG to the Juba Peace Talks, supported the advocacy of the Women's Task Force on the PRDP to mainstream gender in the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda, and supported the Police with training and logistics to handle Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Women's Peace Coalition was also supported to engage in the Juba Peace Talks, resulting in the Coalition receiving observer status during the talks in 2008.

A second phase to this programme that is more community based, has been developed and will focus on sustainable support to women's organisations to contribute to lasting peace in Uganda within the context of UN SCR 1325. This will entail building the capacity of women's community based organisations to provide legal aid services, empower women to understand and seek their legal rights, and engage community structures for law enforcement, and demand accountability for SGBV offences. The programme will enhance the institutional, human resource and programme implementation capacities of community based organisations in 7 selected districts that are currently engaged in peace building activities for greater implementation of UN Resolution 1325 at the community level. The programme will further support gender security sector reforms, especially the implementation of agreed procedures for tracking and accounting for SGBV reports, a work plan for the implementation of 1325 in the security forces and a defined mechanism for collaborating with women's community based organisations to ensure greater security for women in the target districts. The major stakeholders and partners of this programme will be women's CBOs, NGOs, community leaders, law enforcement institutions such as the Police, the judicial institutions and women.

It is in this context that UN WOMEN Uganda is looking for a project office with experience in protection, peace and development. Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Programme Manager or as advised in the future, the Project Officer is responsible for management of UN Women programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.

The Project Officer will analyze political, social and economic trends and lead or coordinate formulation, implementation and management of project and other UN Women activities within his/her portfolio, monitor and evaluate projects and resources and provide policy advice services to the organization.

The Project Officer supervises and leads or coordinates with the other project support staff, and ensures delivery of services by the consultants as assigned. The Project Officer will work in close collaboration with the programme/project, finance and administrative staff in the UN Women Country Office and the Sub-regional Office as per requirement and procedures. S/he will also engage with counterparts in other UN Agencies, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation in Gulu. In particular, s/he will be expected to work closely with the judicial institutions, the Uganda Police Force, Probation and Social Welfare Officers, NGOs, CBOs, community leaders, UN Agencies and other stakeholders that are engaged in the Justice, Law and Order sector and other areas of recovery, reparation and development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

Implementation of project/programme strategies

Management of the project/programme and financial resources

Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation for timely delivery of the results

Provision of good quality project/programme and policy advice services to the UN Women, CSOs and Government, and facilitation of knowledge building and management among the partners and stakeholders

Implementation of project/programme strategies:

    * Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and Gulu, situation of gender based violence and women's participation in conflict prevention in the target districts, and preparation of substantive inputs to Country Strategy and other documents including inter-agency UN assessments and plans and UNDAF.
    * Identification of areas for support and interventions to address the access to justice and ensure accountability for women's human rights.
    * Consultation with non government stakeholders (traditional leaders, opinion leaders, women's organisations, etc.) to understand/prepare gender equality, gender based violence and peace related agenda for debate, discussion, further analysis and to inform identification of the areas of support.
    * Ensure preparation of the project programme content and processes as per the UN rules and internal policies and procedures of UN Women.

Management of the project/programme and financial resources:

    * Effective application of Result Based Management tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.
    * Assess legal service provision and accountability mechanisms to ensure gender equality and women's participation and representation in prevention and protection from gender based violence, peace and development areas for UN Women's intervention.
    * Facilitate the setting up of the small grants facilities for CBOs in target districts to enable them provide services to sexual gender based violence survivors.
    * Designing and formulation of project to support the recognition and promotion of women's rights, their access to social services and economic empowerment opportunities, translating UN Women's priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the implementing partners.
    * Supporting or organization of, as may be required, institutional strengthening of CBOs in the gender based violence Cluster/Uganda Police Force Referral Pathway in the target districts.
    * Identification and mobilisation of women's community based organisations in the target districts working on peace building and sexual gender based violence prevention and response service provision and assistance to them to organise regular town hall meetings with justice law and order institutions/functionaries or other meetings to assist the implementation of Uganda country programme strategy.
    * Support the finalisation and roll out of the Police Accountability Mechanism for SGBV Reports and continuous assistance in the future to ensure its smooth operation.
    * Planning, initiation and integration of UN Secretary General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in all project work.
    * Introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, targets and milestones, both qualitative and financial, for each of the projects and for UNiTE campaign.
    * Initiation and implementation of the call for proposals, if needed, and project procurements within the area of responsibility and initiation of a project, presentation of the project to Local PAC and procurements to LAMRC as required, preparation of project and activity budgets for ATLAS, preparation of partner cooperation agreements and other forms of MoUs and agreements; determination of required project and budget revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, review of partner progress and feedback, and closure of projects through review.
    * Participation in project personnel procurement processes for projects as per UN and UN Women rules and procedures.
    * Financial and qualitative/substantive monitoring and review of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of projects/implementing partners as may be required.
    * Follow up on audit recommendations as may be applicable. All exceptions are timely reported.
    * Regular preparation of aggregated reports on activities, outputs and outcomes as well as report on UNiTE Campaign, project briefs and updates.

Effective application of Result Based Management tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.

Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation for timely delivery of the results:

    * Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, relevant government institutions, private sector, and civil society, particularly women's organizations at community and district levels for securing gender equality and women's rights based on strategic goals of UN Women Country Strategy, particularly the goal of access to justice, and emerging priorities in the country as approved through UNDAF.
    * Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, relevant government institutions, private sector, and civil society, particularly women's organizations at community and district levels for securing gender equality and women's rights based on strategic goals of UN Women Country Strategy, particularly the goal of access to justice, and emerging priorities in the country as approved through UNDAF.

Provision of good quality project/programme and policy advice services to the UN Women, CSOs and Government, and facilitation of knowledge building and management among the partners and stakeholders:

    * Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of good practices and lessons learnt directly linked to the UN Women's and the Country Programmes's policy goals.
    * Support to development of policies and institutions that will address gender equality needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UN Women and the UN system.
    * Organization of activities for CBOs to learn good practices and for the Uganda Police Force and Uganda People's Defence Forces' to understand be better equipped to apply the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820, and the Goma Declaration.
    * Regular assessment of the human resource and institutional capacity gaps of CBOs providing services to the sexual gender based violence survivors to inform and using that planning and organization of capacity development activities to strengthen their engagement in access to justice issues, and to improve preventive, social integration and legal aid capacity in the formal and informal sectors, and to improve UN System's response women's human rights.

Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of good practices and lessons learnt directly linked to the UN Women's and the Country Programmes's policy goals.

Not limited by the above, the position-holder may be assigned to any other duty by the organization as may be required.

Competencies

CORPORATE COMPETENCIES:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards
    * Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    * Treats all people fairly without favouritism

Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

Knowledge Management and Learning

    * Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office

In-depth knowledge on development issues

    * Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
    * An understanding of the social, cultural, and political context of Karamoja and its relation to gender.

Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the officeIn-depth knowledge on development issues

Development and Operational Effectiveness

    * Ability to coordinate and lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
    * Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
    * Prince2 training and certification or commitment to complete as soon as the opportunity is provided
    * Good knowledge of Results Based Management
    * Strong IT skills
    * Ability to lead implementation of the project/programme plans, and affect team and stakeholder behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership

    * Focuses on impact and result for the Country Programme and responds positively to feedback
    * Becomes part of teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    * Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
    * Builds strong relationships within UN women, other UN agencies and and external actors
    * Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Focuses on impact and result for the Country Programme and responds positively to feedback

Technical

    * Has substantive knowledge in the area of women's human rights, gender, peace and development issues

Has substantive knowledge in the area of women's human rights, gender, peace and development issues

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Masters degree or equivalent in conflict resolution and peace building, human rights, international law, governance, international development, public policy, or other relevant social sciences, with focus on gender issues.

Experience:

    * Minimum of 7 years progressively relevant professional work experience in project management
    * Minimum 2 years of substantive exposure to areas of gender, peace and development, rule of law and customary justice, ending sexual gender based violence prevention and response in post-conflict contexts.
    * Demonstrated experience in the area of advocacy and policy analysis for gender equality and particularly for ending sexual gender based violence.
    * Demonstrated experience of budget management.

Language requirements:

    * Very good understanding of English and excellent written and spoken skills in English is a must.
    * Skills in Kiswahili is desirable.

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.




To Apply
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR- UN Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Human Rights Officer, Kotido, Uganda

Closing Date: Friday, 29 April 2011



The position is located in the Uganda Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Kotido and the incumbent reports to the Head of OHCHR in Uganda.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Office/Field Coordinator, the District Human Rights Officer (HRO) will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:

Monitor, analyse and report on human rights developments in the district/region;

Prepare incident reports as required and promptly submit them to the headquarters through the Field Coordinator;

Conduct training on human rights monitoring, reporting and advocacy for Uganda Human Rights Commission, NGOs, UN agencies and Government officials at the district level;

Support district/regional level structures for promotion and protection of human rights, especially the regional Office of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC);

Establish and maintain regular contacts with local authorities aimed at securing respect for human rights and accountability for human rights violations, especially with UHRC;

Establish and maintain contacts with UN agencies and local and international NGOs to share information and coordinate strategizing on human rights issues;

Organize, contribute and carry out human rights promotion activities (training, workshops, seminars) on behalf of OHCHR Uganda, in cooperation with Uganda Human Rights Commission, UN agencies, national and international NGOs; Represent OHCHR Uganda at working level meetings with local authorities, UN agencies, and NGOs;

Ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girl's rights issues within all human rights activities; Provide input into the work plan for the operations; Provide input into weekly, monthly, legal systems and ad hoc/special issue reports, as well as any other reports requested by the Field Coordinator;

Carry out administrative and logistical tasks as requested by the Field Coordinator;

Perform other duties as required by the Head of Office and/or Field Coordinator;

Supervise and coordinate activities of the national personal of the District Office.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Good knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues, to include approaches and techniques to address sensitive problems. Good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights. Ability to identify problems, i.e., political, ethnic, racial, gender, social, economic, etc, causing civil unrest in a country or geographic area; good analytical and research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in assigned region/country. Sound knowledge and understanding of UN human rights instruments and procedures essential. Excellent demonstrated political judgment and sensitivity. Experience in working independently with minimal supervision in remote locations and as part of a small team in hardship conditions.

COMMUNICATION: Good communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills, including the ability to produce a variety of written reports in a clear, concise style to external audiences, to build/maintain effective partnerships. Planning and Organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines, preparing expenditure requests and monitoring expenditure against budget allocation.

TEAMWORK: Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Accountability: Monitoring progress and reporting to the Unit Coordinator taking action to minimize delays, identifying and drawing to management attention potential cost overruns and underspends.

TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS: Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field, including in the cause and resolution of human rights conflicts in accordance with international standards.

Languages

Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills and drafting ability. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an asset.

United Nations Considerations

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Assessment Method

Competency based interview and test.

Special Notice

Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.

To Apply
https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=18822&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&

Job Vacancy at UTGA- Executive Director/General Manager

 Job Title: Executive Director/General Manager

UTGA is a Members' organization of free growers, who see the advantage of a collective voice for the promotion of commercial forestry in Uganda. Since 2004, the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS has been providing private individuals and companies with financial support and technical expertise for the establishment and management of forest plantations. In 2005, several SPGS Clients found that then were issues that could be addressed better collectively than as individuals, which led to the start-up of private planters' association. The Association could be influential in a lobby towards the Government o Uganda in regards to fiscal incentives for forestry and to petition funding organizations for investment capital for plantation establishment. The current Director has resigned and therefore UTGA is seeking the immediate services of a practical and enthusiastic private-sector forester to lead a small, but dedicatee team.

Job Title: Executive Director/General Manager

Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
The candidate shall have a Degree in Forestry or Natural Resource Management and preferably hands-or experience of establishing and managing commercial enterprises - plantations in particular - or long experience (5-10 years) within agriculture or the natural sciences. The essential skills required are:
•A person with a keen business mind, who can document success in establishing a Business in the private sector that has shown tangible results,
•Leadership skills: A proven ability to engage staff and members in a meaningful business endeavors
• Product marketing experience;
• Good report writing and presentation skills (in English), as well as excellent oral communication skills;
• Good understanding of accounting and budgeting processes;
• A valid driver's licence;
• Other desirable skills include: certification (FSC; harvesting and forest marketing; GIS/GPS mapping and competence with computers;

OTHER INFORMATION:
An initial 2-year contract will be offered to die selected candidate, starting in May 2011, The post is based in Kampala, Uganda, but the work will require at times, substantial travel up-country. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate. See www.utga.net for further information about UTGA.

How to apply

APPLICATIONS:
Applications are to be sent to UTGA, P.O. Box 5244, Kampala, Uganda or by e-mail to info@UTGA.net or delivered to the UTGA office at Plot 116 Bukoto Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m Deadline for applications is 12h00 (Uganda time) Monday 14th March 2011. Enclose a detailed CV showing age, present position and responsibilities and current level of remuneration, and include copies o professional/educational qualifications, personal contact details (telephone/e-mail) and names and contact details of three Referees. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Kampala during week 11/2011.

Jobs in Tourism- Uganda

Job title: General Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate is expected to be ands-on Manager able to direct and coordinate the operations of the company. The position has overall responsibility for all operational and commercial departments including Marketing, Sales, Human Resource, Contracting, Reservations and Finance.

KEY TASKS; The main duties and responsibilities of the General Manager will include:
• Overall responsibility for management of a specialist Tour and Travel Company profitably and to achieve the company's financial and quality objectives effectively.
• Oversee the implementation of the Company Strategic Plan in the most Cost-effective, Profitable and Time
• Oversee the HR Function of Staff Audit, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction, Training, Career Planning, and Reward Management.
• Oversee the Development and Institutionalization of the Company Performance Management Framework
• Quality control: Ensure that all Staff delivers effective Customer service as required and to develop all aspects of quality throughout the Company.
• Marketing: Oversee Brand Management, Product development and all Marketing initiatives both locally and overseas.

Job requirement

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Minimum of University Degree in Travel and Tourism or related fields. An MBA will be an added advantage. Minimum 7 years' experience in a similar position, preferably (but not a must) n a busy Tour and Travel Work environment,
Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate is expected to have overall responsibility of directing and coordinating the operations of the "our department.

How to apply

Non-Degree but Diploma/Certificate holders with Extensive practical relevant experience in the Tours and Travel industry will be considered for both positions. Highly Competitive Remuneration and Compensation Packages await successful Applicants. If you meet the above requirements send your application and CV via email to eresources@consultant.com on or before 11th March 2011 indicating on the subject line the position.

Tourism Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Head of Tour Department

Our Client, a leading and reputable Tour and Travel Company in the East African legion

Job Title: Head of Tour Department

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate is expected to have overall responsibility of directing and coordinating the operations of the Tour department.

KEY TASKS: The main duties and responsibilities of the Head of Tour Department will include: ' Overall management of the selling holiday and Tour products to customers;
• Doing research and producing periodical newsletters with current offers to be sent out to clients, organizing displays of promotional material.
• Overseeing the Liaising with tour operators and other key partners such as hotels and airlines regarding bookings and schedules; creating contact with hotels, car hire, sightseeing attraction and other service providers for best competitive contract rates
• Undertaking general administration of the tour department;
• Ensuring the tour product rates files are orderly and up to date
• Being on standby ready to provide solutions in case of mishaps during safari
• Ensuring that follow-ups (or tour quotations are made and that they are competitive inclusions, exclusions. The terms and conditions of a quotation should be highlighted to reduce disputes with clients

Job requirement

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

A University Degree in Travel and Tourism, An advanced IATA diploma from a recognized training institution or related fields, A Galileo certificate is added advantage. Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar position.

How to apply

Non-Degree but Diploma/Certificate holders with Extensive practical relevant experience in the Tours and Travel industry will be considered for both positions. Highly Competitive Remuneration and Compensation Packages await successful Applicants. If you meet the above requirements send your application and CV via email to eresources@consultant.com on or before 11th March 2011 indicating on the subject line the position.

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