Studio Assistant Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Studio Assistant

Qualifications:
•    Diploma in relevant field with 2 years’ work experience.

Duties:
•    Carry out video recordings, films.
•    Edit video film production.
•    Ensure simple maintenance of the video.
•    Make the necessary reports pm on the video equipment of the studio.

Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public

Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala.

Public Relations Officer Jobs Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda National Cultural Center

Job Title: Public Relations Officer
Company: Uganda National Cultural Center

Qualifications:
•    Bachelors degree with 3 years’ working experience.

Duties:
•    Develop and implement public relations plans and strategies.
•    Foster community relations through appropriate events.
•    Promote the image of the center.
•    Solicit and monitor feedback from patrons.
•    Organize relevant events that include press conferences, exhibitions, open days.
•    Organize appropriate reception of patrons to the center.
•    Act as the official spokesperson on the center

Applications
Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public
Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala

Marketing Officer Jobs Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda National Cultural Center

Job Title: Marketing Officer
Company: Uganda National Cultural Center

Qualifications:
•    Bachelors degree in relevant field with 3 years’ working experience.

Duties:
•    Develop and implement marketing plans and strategies.
•    Carrying out market research.
•    Analyze patron research, current market conditions and competitor information.
•    Publicize and market the activities and products of the centre using relevant media,
•    Monitor, review and report on all marketing activities and results.
•    Manage and coordinate marketing, advertising and promotional activities f the center.

Applications
Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public
Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala

Finance and Administrative manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda National Cultural Center

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Manager
Org: Uganda National Cultural Center

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with 3 years’ work experience.

Duties:
•    Manage the finances of the center.
•    Head the administration department.
•    Provide administrative, logistical support and inter departmental coordination.
•    Overall management of the national theatre’s business portfolio.
•    Take charge of procurement.

Applications
Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public
Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala

Uganda National Cultural Center Jobs Vacancies

Job Title:  Production Manager
Org: Uganda National Cultural Center

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with at least 3 year’s work experience.

Duties:
•    Take charge of the four sections; stage, foods and beverages, studio and education and research.
•    Organize and coordinate the various performances booked at the center.
•    Direct the promotion and development of theatre arts in the country.
•    Prepare departmental periodical plans and reports.
•    Take charge of the effective utilization and control of all resources.

Applications
Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public
Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala

Internal Auditor Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda National Cultural Center

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Org: Uganda National Cultural Center

Qualifications:
•    Honors bachelor’s degree in either finance and accounting or commerce, accounting option.

Duties:
•    Verifying and validating payments before the payment is authorized.
•    Reviewing internal control procedures and systems.
•    Providing guidance and advice to the executive director on proper financial procedures.
•    Carrying out detailed examination of financial transactions.
•    Conducting systems audit and risk management.
•    Completing and submitting periodic reports.
•    Identifying major financial and accounting systems.
•    Examining, verifying g and safeguarding assets with the center.
•    Auditing the center’s funds.
•    Any other duties as may be assigned to you.

Application
Hand written applications to be sent Photostat copies of the relevant documents should be sent by or on 11th April 2011.

The Secretary
Legal Human Resources and public
Relations Committee
P.O. Box, 3187m, Kampala

Finance Analyst Job Vacancy at UN- Undp (Ugandan Nationals Only)

Job Title: FINANCE ANALYST - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-B
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Country Director/Operations (DCD/O), the Finance Analyst is responsible for effective delivery of financial services, transparent utilization of financial resources and management of the Finance Unit Uganda CO. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The Finance Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
         
The Finance Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the Finance Unit. The Finance Analyst works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials ensuring successful CO performance in Finance.



Duties and Responsibilities

 Functions / Key Results Expected


Summary of Key Functions:

    * Implementation of operational strategies;
    * Projects’ budgets management and organization of the cost-recovery system;
    * Control of country office accounts;
    * Control of country office cash management;
    * Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

1.    Ensures implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
    * CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance, control of the workflows in the Finance Unit;
    * Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for development and management projects;
    * Elaboration of the framework and conditions of contributions within the CO resources mobilization efforts;
    * Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies;
    * Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff at Headquarters of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.


2.    Manages the budget of development and management projects and organizes an optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Financial resources management through planning, guiding, controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
    * Preparation and monitoring of budgets of management projects;
    * Establishment of the development projects’ budgets preparation/modification monitoring system, control of budgetary status versus authorized spending limits (ASL) and budgets delivery levels.
      - Sending project budget to KK if authorized by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed prodocs and project budgets);
    * Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management;
    * Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP.

3.     Ensures proper control of CO accounts focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Elaboration of the internal expenditures’ control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared; MPOs, travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed;
    * Manager level 2 in Atlas if authorized by Senior Management;
    * Control of accounts closure;
    * Approval of vendors in Atlas;
    * Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues;
    * Control of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and follow up with partners on contributions, maintenance of the General Ledger.

4.   Ensures proper CO cash management  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application;
    * Monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions. Provision of information to supervisors and other UNDP staff at HQ on the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
    * Daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and record of contributions;
    * Primary contact with local bank management on routine operational matters including negotiation of exchange rate on replenishments;
    * Member of bank signatory panel;
    * Transaction and stop payment approval on internet banking systems;
    * Approval and submission of monthly UN exchange rate reports to Treasury;
    * Timely and accurate approval of bank reconciliation, including documented review of exceptions;
    * Initiation of bank transfers and deals, selecting bank transfers and deals for approval and settlement;
    * Performing Paycycle manager role in Atlas;
    * Timely preparation of monthly cashflow forecast for use by DCD/Operations. Liaison with UN Agencies to obtain estimate of their cash requirements;
    * Role as cashier for cash disbursements made on site.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Finance;
    * Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance;
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in financial resources management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies.  Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and enhance UNDP credibility in use of financial resources.



Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    * Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Solid knowledge of accounting;
    * Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
    * Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
    * Excellent IT skills, knowledge of Atlas.

 Management and Leadership:

    * Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    * Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.
    * UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification

Experience:

    * 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22192

Executive Associate to RR/RC - Job Vacancy in UNDP (Ugandan Nationals Only)

Job Title: EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE TO RR/RC - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-6
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the RR/RC, the Executive Associate to RR/RC ensures effective and efficient functioning of the RR/RC office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.

The Executive Associate can supervise the secretarial and clerical staff of the office. The Executive Associate to RR/RC works in close collaboration with UNDP staff, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agendas.

Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Results Expected:  

1.     Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the RR/RC office focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Maintenance of the supervisor’s calendar, contacts with high-ranking visitors, arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and/or taking minutes.
    * Maintenance of protocol procedures.
    * Preparation of high quality briefing materials for supervisor for appointments, meetings, missions.
    * Preparation of informal translations.
    * Management of RR/RC missions and representation schedule.
    * Maintenance of rosters of high-level partners, telephone lists.
    * Preparation of correspondence, directives, comments on behalf of RR/RC for his/her signature and making follow-up when required.
    * Use of automated office management systems for effective functioning of the RR/RC office.


2.     Ensures provision of effective communications support to the office focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
    * Use of automated filing system.
    * Coordination of the information flow in the office, follow up on circulation files.
    * Facilitation of information sharing between UNCT and the UN Coordination Unit.
    * Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to RR/RC.
    * Screening of all incoming calls and correspondence.
    * Presentation of proposals to eliminate communication bottlenecks in the office and streamline office procedures between the supervisor’s office and subordinate division.

3.    Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    * Organization of specialized trainings for secretaries.
    * Organization of trainings to UN staff on coordination, administration and protocol  issues.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the RR/RC office.  Accurate analysis and presentation of information strengthens the capacity of the RR/RC office and promotes the image of UN/UNDP as an effective contributor to the development of the country. Incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in results of work and timely finalization.



Competencies

 Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Shares knowledge and experience.
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of RR/RC office, including data/ schedule management, maintenance of protocol, information flow.
    * Confidentiality
    * Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new data management systems.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    * Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Secondary Education with specialized secretarial training.
    * University Degree or equivalent would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience:

    * 6 years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, programme experience is required at the national or international level.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22191

Economist Job Vacancy in Uganda at UN- Undp

Job Title: ECONOMIST - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-C
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Economist, the Economist advises Senior Management on macro economic policies and trends and relevant linkages to UNDP programmes. The Economist provides analysis for formulation of strategies and briefings to Senior Management, and works with Government counterparts to identify alternative macroeconomic policy options in order to enhance the policy impact of UNDP projects and programmes as well as advocates and represents UNDP. In addition, the Economist performs other functions in his/her area of expertise as requested by his/her supervisor.








Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Advice and support to UNDP management on economic and development issues;
    * Advice to Government counterparts and facilitation of knowledge building on economic and development issues;
    * Creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization;
    * Advocacy and promotion of UNDP’s mandate and mission.

1.     Provides advice and support to UNDP management, programmes and  projects focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Compilation, analysis and interpretation of economic and statistical data, thorough research of the economic and development issues in the country and preparation of top quality analysis and reports;
    * Provision of top quality analysis and substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other strategic documents;
    * Advice on possible areas for UNDP support and adjustment of on-going programmes to ensure that UNDP programmes are in line with national policies and priorities;
    * Production and launch of economic reports, including National Human Development Reports;
    * Contribution to sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to development/economic issues;
    * Representation of UNDP in different working groups, including PRSP and MDGs.


2.     Provides policy advice and options to Government counterparts and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Provision of policy options, particularly from pro-poor perspectives, on macroeconomic and development;
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice through identification of best practices and lessons learned;
    * Assessment of the country’s macro-economic policies and their impact on poverty reduction, growth, equity, etc.
    * Training and capacity building support for UNDP staff and Government officials, public institutions on economic issues.

3.     Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
       Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation;
    * Production of periodic updates and briefs on country development situation to be used by stakeholders, CO and HQ;
    * Undertaking of selected studies/research on emerging development concerns that feed into government/development partners processes.

4.    Advocacy and promotion of awareness of UNDP mandate and mission  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Public and policy advocacy for the Millennium Development Goals, pro-poor and equitable economic growth by participating in relevant forums, conferences and trainings;
    * Support to monitoring progress and formulation of strategies towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;
    * Management of events and publications on economic issues.

 Impact of Results:

The key results of the post strengthen UNDP’s contributions to the national policy dialogue and enhance the policy impact of UNDP programmes and projects. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design of programmes, and creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. The post increases visibility of UNDP in the discussion about economic policies and analysis.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    * Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    * Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies - Knowledge Management and Learning

    * Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development;
    * Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on economic issues;
    * In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
    * Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs;
    * Ability to lead formulation and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
    * Ability to apply economic theory to the specific country context, carry out high-quality economic research.

Management and Leadership:

    * Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback;
    * Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation;
    * Leads 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 with clients and external actors.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Master’s Degree in Economics.

Experience:

    * 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
    * Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis.
    * Some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced programmes for statistical analysis of data.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Knowledge UN and national language of the duty station is an asset.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22190

Driver Jobs in UN- Undp Uganda- Ugandans Only should Apply

Job Title: DRIVER - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-2
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

The incumbent works under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Assistant (Transports and Logistics), as well as the direct supervisor.  The Driver provides services to the Operations and Programme staff in the country office, consultants/experts, and UN staff on mission.  The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work and demonstrates a client-oriented approach.  The Driver exhibits a high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact, and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

Summary of Responsibilties:

    * Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
    * Proper use of vehicle;
    * Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
    * Availability of documents/ supplies.

Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.

Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.

Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Impact of Results:

    * The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the country office services.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies: Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Shares knowledge and experience;
    * Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
    * Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol;
    * Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues

Leadership and Self-Management:

    * Focuses on result for the client;
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
    * Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Secondary Education.
    * Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

    * 2 years’ work experience as a driver;
    * Safe driving record;
    * Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in English
    * Fluency in the language of the duty station.

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.


To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22188

Communications Analyst - (Ugandan Nationals Only) Job Vacancy in UN- UNDP

Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-A
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative/Programme, the Communications Analyst participates in the implementation of the corporate communications strategy, as well as in the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.

The Communications Analyst maintains a working relationship with the Regional Communications Manager. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Business Development, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff (Communications Office) ensuring successful UNDP communication strategy implementation.

A communications strategy tightly linked to program priorities helps position the Country Office in key development markets as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Implementation of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach;
    * Implementation of the publications strategy and plan;
    * Supervision of the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system;
    * Support to business development;
    * Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Conduct of communications needs assessments for CO (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc);
    * Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for elaboration of the CO communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy;
    * Development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor;
    * Synthesis of proposals for project formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s development programme.

Ensures the implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    * Effective implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan;
    * Management of some CO publication activities, such as drafting articles, content management, norms for publishing, design, maintenance of regular contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure production and publications dissemination.

Provides support to the maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Management of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff;
    * Preparation of the content for the web sites to ensure consistency of the materials.

Supports the business development focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Launches and campaigns;
    * Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report;
    * Promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on UNDP activities, results of MDGs, UN Reform, under the supervision of Communications Specialist.

Outreach:

    * Preparation and dissemination of newsletter to donors, donor reports, civic education and community awareness,  where appropriate, to support projects.

Public information:

    * Timely and effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
    * Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories;
    * Provision of  trainings, UNDP staff on communications for development;
    * Professional growth through active learning.

Impact of Results:

    * The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN’s global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications and publication strategies.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    * Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    * Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

    * Knowledge Management and Learning;
    * Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas;
    * Develops knowledge  in Practice Areas;
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to implement communications and publications strategies;
    * Advocates effectively;
    * Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
    * Excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills;
    * Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data;
    * Demonstrates strong IT skills.

 Management and Leadership:

    * Focuses on impact and result for the client;
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    * Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
    * Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
    * Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behavior.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Master's degree in media relations, journalism, publishing

Experience:

    * Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in national language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22187

UNDP Jobs in Uganda- Communications Assistant Vacancy (Ugandan Nationals Only)

Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-5
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Communications Analyst, the Communication Assistant supports the effective communication strategy of the country office by collecting and collating current affairs information and UNDP communications and managing data and publicizing CO project and programme achievements and milestones consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Communications Assistant works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and supports the Communications Analyst  in communicating with UNDP HQs as required for resolving complex communication and information related issues and the  exchange of information.



Duties and Responsibilities

 Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

- Support to formulation of CO communication strategies and publicizing of the UNDP projects  and activities
- Administrative support to the communications team
- Support to resource mobilization through publications and production of brochures and news articles
- Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Supports formulation of communication and publicity strategies of the country office focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Collection, analysis and presentation of UNDP CO background information for communicating the objectives and achievements of the CCA, UNDAF, CPD and CPAP.

Provides administrative support to communications unit  focusing on achievement of the   following    results:

    * Review of development related data and information including news articles and publications and supporting the development of UNDP related messages for the media.
    * Maintenance of the project information, pictures and news articles for effective support to  communication on all UNDP activities and projects team.
    * Liaises with communication specialists from other UN agencies in support of the UNDP communications strategy and participates in the UN Communications Group activities and programmes.
    * Liaises with representatives of all national electronic and print media institutions in support of the CO communications strategy.

Supports the units resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Supports the collection, collation and analysis of information on country office projects and programmes for dissemination to interested development partners and donors,and for the preparation of donor’s profile.
    * Publicize successful collaboration with donors and other development partners in support of the Resource Mobilization strategy.

Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area development communications focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Support the publicity of and reporting on CO trainings for the all staff.
    * Support the synthesis of lessons learnt and publication of best practices.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results:

    * The key results have an impact on the overall visibility of UNDP and the development programmes of the country office in particular. Timely collection, analysis, preparation of accurate and informative communications on development efforts of the country office.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

    * Knowledge Management and Learning.
    * Shares knowledge and experience.
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting.
    * Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems.
    * Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    * Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Prince2 training and certification, RMG

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Post Secondary Education, preferably with Diploma or higher certificate in communications, Development Studies
    * Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable.

Experience:

    * 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in English and language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22185

Un Jobs in Kampala Uganda- Programme Assistant - Management Support Unit

Job Title: PROGRAMME ASSISTANT - MANAGEMENT SUPPORT UNIT - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-5
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Programme Assistant supports the Management Support Unit (MSU) in facilitating the implementation of the Country Programme Document (CPD), and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), with its associated projects and programmes. The main role of the M&E Programme Assistant is to ensure the optimal support function of the MST in substantive and financial monitoring of the CPAP programmes including effective monitoring of implementation. The Programme Assistant supports the team in strategic planning and identification of new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.

The Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations team in the CO, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Support to the effective monitoring and application of lessons learned for support to the strategic direction of UNDP programme.
    * Support to the MSU through the provision of detailed information of the status of implementation of  CO programme and facilitates the supervision of the Management Support Programme team.
    * Facilitates and supports strategic partnerships and resource mobilization.
    * Supports and assists in the provision of top quality M&E policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

1.    The Programme Assistant supports the strategic direction of UNDP M&E  programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Facilitates and assists in the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of the monitoring and Evaluation frameworks of the CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, AWP and other related documents.
    * Supports the identification of strategic effective evaluation strategies for the programme .
    * Support the operationalization of UNDAF/CPD monitoring and evaluation process in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Facilitates the Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
    * Assists and supports the analysis and presentation of UNDP M&E policies and their implementation in the CO.
    * Supports the CO M&E process mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.


2.    Ensures effective support to the management of the CO M&E programme and focusing on supporting quality control of the M&E process  of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the  following results:

    * Supports the effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
    * Supports the design and formulation of CO M&E programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
    * Supports the strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
    * Supports the effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
    * Supports the implementation, in association with participating UN agencies, the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT), follow up on audit recommendations. And ensure that all exceptions are timely reported.
    * Assists in ensuring that reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes.
    * Supports the organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.
    * Assists in ensuring the preparation of lessons learned reports from the monitoring and evaluation processes

3.  Facilitates the establishment and maintenance of strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Support the Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies through effective, high quality and timely financial and substantive reports on cost sharing resources and their programming to achieve programme outcomes.
    * Supports the creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
    * Assists in the determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP and lessons learned from M&E processes, country needs and donors’ priorities.
    * Assists in the analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

4.     Supports the provision of top quality M&E advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Supports the identification of sources of information related to M&E and policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
    * Assists and facilitates the coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country’s problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
    * Supports the establishment of M&E advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact M&E advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
    * Supports the provision of CO sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    * Supports and facilitates the organization of training programmes for the operations/ projects staff on Finance and M&E processes.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.



Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
    * Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
    * Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
    * Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery.
    * Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
    * Good ICT skills, knowledge of Atlas.
    * Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

    * Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.



Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Post Secondary Education and preferably with Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
    * Prince2 Training and Certification, RMG.

Experience:

    * 5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing management support, hands-on experience in supporting programme teams implementing development projects and supporting establishment of inter-relationships among international and national governments.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.



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

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22223

Human Resources (HR) Jobs in Uganda at UNDP- Ugandans Only

Job Title: HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) ANALYST - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-B
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of DCD/Operations, the HR Analyst is responsible for transparent implementation of HR strategies in Uganda CO, effective delivery of HR services and management of the CO HR Unit. He/she analyses, interprets and applies HR policies, rules and regulations, establishes internal procedures and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex HR issues. The HR Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and contributes to the maintenance of high staff morale.

The HR Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the HR Unit or is a team member of the HR Unit. The HR Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff ensuring successful CO performance in HR management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Implementation of HR strategies and policies
    * Effective HR management
    * Staff performance management and career development
    * Conduct of UN-related surveys
    * Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1.    Ensures implementation of HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Full compliance of HR activities with UN rules and regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control, proper design and functioning of the HR management system.
    * Continuous analysis of corporate HR strategies and policies, assessing the impact of changes and making recommendations on their implementation in the CO. Continuous research of the matters related to conditions of service, salaries, allowances and other policy matters. Elaboration and introduction of measurement indicators, monitoring and reporting on achievement of results.
    * CO HR business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management, control of the workflows in the HR Unit.
    * Implementation of the strategic approach to recruitment in the CO, proper use of contractual modalities, forecast of the staffing needs, performance evaluation and staff career development management.

2.     Ensures effective human resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Management of recruitment processes including job descriptions, job classification, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, chairing interview panels, making recommendations on recruitment. Oversight of recruitment under UNDP projects.
    * Review and certification of submissions to the Compliance Review Panel (CRP).
    * Management of contracts in and outside Atlas. Monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, HR data, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas. Upon delegation of responsibility, performs HR Manager functions in Atlas.
    * Management of International staff entitlements and position funding delegated to the HR Unit.
    * Development and management of rosters.
    * Validation of cost-recovery charges in Atlas for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.

 3.  Ensures proper staff performance management and career development focusing on  achievement of the following  results:

    * Elaboration and implementation of the protocol for performance appraisal process, facilitation of the process, elaboration of performance evaluation indicators in consultation with the Senior Management.
    * Support to effective learning management including establishment of the Whole Office Learning plan and individual learning plans in collaboration with the Senior Management and Learning Manager. Implementation of the Universal Access strategy ensuring access to role appropriate learning activities.
    * Provision of effective counseling to staff on career advancement, development needs, learning possibilities.
    * Implementation of strategic staffing policies in line with career development.

4.   Ensures conduct of UN-related surveys focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Organization and coordination of comprehensive and interim local salary, hardship and place-to-place surveys in coordination with the DCD/Operations.

5.    Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Organization of trainings for operations/ programme staff on HR issues.
    * Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in HR.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in human resources management and success in introduction and implementation of HR strategies and policies.  Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented information, its dissemination, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and maintains high staff morale. It enhances UNDP credibility of UNDP as an effective and efficient organization in the HR sector.



Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP practice areas
    * Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
    * Develops deep understanding in HR
    * Promotes a learning environment in the office
    * Demonstrates strong coaching/mentoring skills, regularly providing helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to lead recruitment, contracts management, performance appraisal, career development management, build teams, maintain high staff morale
    * Strong IT skills
    * Ability to implement new systems (business side) and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership:

    * Focuses on impact and result for the client
    * Leads 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 with clients and external actors
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Master’s Degree or equivalent in HR, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
    * HR Certification programme

Experience:

    * 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.


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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22206

UNDP jobs in Uganda- Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Vacancy - Ugandans Only should Apply

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST (MSU) - UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-C
Languages Required :
    English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the guidance of the Country Director (CD) and the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative/Programme, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist acts as a manager of the Management Support Unit (MSU) and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of Monitoring, evaluation and all project financial information, manages the Management Support Unit.  The main role is to undertake continued monitoring of all projects utilizing the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT), facilitate the identification of implement partners, their regular assessment and training on all monitoring, evaluation and financial management and Atlas External Access. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist leads the MSU team supports the programme teams in strategic planning and identification of new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD/CPAP priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist  heads and supervises the MSU team and works in close collaboration with the Operations team and especially the Finance Unit in the CO, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.


Duties and Responsibilities

 Summary of Key Functions:

    * Supporting the strategic direction of UNDP programme.
    * Support to the Management of the CO programme resources and supervision of the MSU team.
    * Ensures the substantive and Financial reporting of all cost sharing and other donor resources.
    * Supports Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization.
    * Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management  .

1.     As a member of the CO management support unit supports the strategic direction of UNDP programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Supports the learning process of the country office through the compilation of “lessons learned reports on the implementation of projects supporting the preparation/revision of CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, AWP and other documents.
    * Supports the Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation.
    *  Provides information and financial data required for the operationalization of UNDAF/ CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Supports the Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
    * Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
    * CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.

2.     Supports the effective management of the CO programme and supervision of the  Programme team focusing on monitoring of programmes, quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the  following results:

    * Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
    * Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
    * Support the strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. The M7E Officer performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.
    * Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
    * Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
    * Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
    * Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.

3.     Supports and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization in cooperation with the CO management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
    * Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
    * Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

4.     Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
    * Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    * Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
    * Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
    * Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
    * Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery.
    * Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
    * Good ICT skills, knowledge of Atlas.
    * Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

    * Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
    * Prince2 Training and Certification, RMG.

Experience:

    * 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
    * Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.



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.

 To apply

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22210

ICT Jobs in Uganda at UNDP- Only Ugandans Should Apply

Job Title: ICT SUPPORT ASSOCIATE - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-7
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the DCD/O, the ICT Support Associate provides leadership in execution of ICT services in the CO, implements ICT management systems and strategies, provides daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure. The incumbent is responsible for review and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the CO productivity.  The ICT Support Associate promotes a client-oriented approach.

The ICT Support Associate supervises ICT support staff and  works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the UNDP Uganda CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues, collaborates with Regional ICT Officers (RIO), Regional Bureau ICT Managers (RBIM), ICT Managers and other ICT Staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Implementation of  ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies
    * Effective functioning of the CO hardware and software packages
    * Networks administration
    * Provision of web management services
    * Provision of administrative support
    * Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1.    Ensures implementation of  ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and   procedures for the CO technology environment.
    * Provision of inputs to elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT. Elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in ICT in consultation with office management.
    * Development and update of the ICT annual plan.
    * Provision of support to the use of Atlas (UNDP’s implementation of PeopleSoft ERP) functionality for improved business results and improved client services.

2.   Ensures effective functioning of the CO hardware and software packages focusing on the achievement of the  following results:

    * Provision of advice on maintenance of equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies, making routine repairs and change of hardware electronic components.
    * Supervision of the implementation of corporate UNDP systems.
      - Development of new software packages for high impact results (e.g. office management system, electronic registry, etc) as required.

3.    Ensures efficient networks administration focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Operation of network utility procedures defining network users and security attributes establishing directories, menus and drive-mappings, configuring network printers and providing user access. Ensure that the UNDP desktop and network resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks.
    * Trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems.
    * Response to user needs and questions regarding network access.
    * Maintenance of up-to-date parameters of information for the network clients and electronic mail.
    * Implementation of backup and restoration procedures for local drives. Maintenance of backup logs. Organization of off-site storage of backups.
    * Maintenance of measures in place for business continuity and disaster recover processes and procedures including backup and restoration of both server and local storage facilities.
    * Timely LAN Infrastructure and Internet connectivity upgrade to meet UNDP requirements.

4 .   Provides web management services  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Identification of the opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (office management system, donor profile software, knowledge management systems).
    * Creation and maintenance of the CO web site and intranet ensuring that the content is updated and meets the requirements of UNDP.

 5 .   Provides administrative support focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of new equipment for the CO and projects, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets, review of quotations and bids.
    * Maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of the software and hardware.
    * Maintenance of the library of reference materials.
    * Maintenance of the inventory and stock of supplies and spare parts in cooperation with the Procurement Unit.

6.    Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing   on achievement of the following results:

    * Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision.
    * Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on ICT issues.
    * Maintenance of staff training profiles.
    * Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in ICT.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office including improved business results and client services. Forward-looking ICT management has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision.



Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Shares knowledge and experience and provides helpful advice to others in the office.
    * Ability to develop systems for structuring, codifying and providing access to information and knowledge.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to provide IT support services including IT hardware/ infrastructure support, ERP support, other IT applications support, web design and maintenance.
    * Good knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, Microsoft Windows, corporate ICT security and viral protection systems, knowledge of web design, knowledge of Microsoft Windows network administration, ERP.
    * Ability to supervise and train support staff.
    * Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new systems.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    * Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    * Secondary Education.  University Degree in Computer Science desirable, but it is not a requirement. Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) required. If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months.

Experience:

    * 7 years of working experience in network administration and use of hardware/software, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of database packages, experience in web design.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22207

Finance Jobs in UNDP- Ugandans Only should Apply

Job Title: FINANCE ASSOCIATE - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    23-Mar-11
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-6
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :    One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    One Year (Renewable)
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Background
Under the guidance and supervision of the DCD/Operations and direct supervisor of the Finance Analyst, the Finance Associate ensures effective execution of financial services and processes in Uganda CO and transparent utilization of financial resources. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
   
The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and with UNDP HQs staff for resolving finance-related issues and information exchange.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

    * Implementation of operational strategies
    * Administration of budgets and cost-recovery system
    * Accounting and administrative support
    * Global payroll
    * CO cash management
    * Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1.    Ensures implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
    * CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
    * Preparation of cost sharing and trust fund agreements, follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts.

2.    Ensures administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Preparation and modifications of budgets for UNDP management projects, follow-up with HQs on ASL for management projects.
    * Presentation of researched information for planning and status of financial resources of the CO.
    * Sending project budget to KK if authorized by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed prodocs and project budgets).
    * Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP, implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.

3.    Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit and performs Global payroll functions focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for NEX projects; preparation of all types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution.
    * Approval of vendors in Atlas (if a senior member of the Finance team).
    * Global payrolls processing in Atlas.
    * Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs and other entitlements are duly processed.
    * Timely accounts closure
    * Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
    * Maintenance of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and follow-up with partners on contributions, deposits creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items.
    * Timely VAT reimbursements, payment of GLOC by the Government.

4.     Ensures proper CO cash management functioning focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.
    * Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and recording of contributions.
    * Transaction and stop payment initiation on internet banking systems.
    * Preparation of monthly UN exchange rate report to Treasury.
    * Timely and accurate preparation of bank reconciliations.
    * Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for timely preparation of monthly cashflow forecast for use by Operations Manager/ Finance Analyst. Liaison with UN Agencies to obtain estimate of their cash requirement.
    * Initiation of bank transfers and deals in Atlas.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

    * Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Finance.
    * Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance.
    * Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the CO financial services and success in implementation of operational strategies.  Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information ensures proper financial processes in the CO.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    * Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning:

    * Shares knowledge and experience
    * Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
    * Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    * Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to financial resources management, including formulating budgets, maintaining Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, making transactions, reporting.
    * Sound knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
    * Strong IT skills
    * Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    * Focuses on result for the client
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
    * Demonstrates openness to change.
    * Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.


Required Skills and Experience


Education:

    * Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
    * UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification
      .

 Experience:

    * 6 years of progressively responsible finance experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    * Fluency in written and spoken English.
    * Fluency in the national language of the duty station.

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.

To apply
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=22205

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