USAID Jobs in Uganda- Acquisition & Assistance Specialist

Job Title: Acquisition & Assistance Specialist

U.S. Mission, Uganda


Vacancy Announcement

Number: 017-2011 Date: 3/28/2011


OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: March 28-April 8, 2011


POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Office of Acquisition &Assistance

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ugshs. 54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Acquisition & Assistance Specialist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent performs technical and procurement management work that supports the USAID/Uganda Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) team. Technical work involves supporting the preparation, control, and review of procurement documents and reports related to planning strategies and appropriate solicitation documents, conducting the analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of a wide variety of acquisition and assistance documents; maintains various procurement files and responsible for the distribution and follow-up of official copies of A&A documents to permit the implementation and payment actions; or perform other similar work in support of implementation and operation of mission programs.

This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-11 grade level. Promotion to the FSN-11 grade level is expected, and failure to achieve that higher level of performance may be the basis for reassignment, change to lower grade, or dismissal.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education Required: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, accounting, international trade, industrial management, law or other related field is required. Possession of a Master’s of Business Administration, Master of Arts or Master of Science in related field highly desirable.

2. Work Experience: Two years in a progressively responsible work situation in USAID Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) is required. This experience must have been gained in a USAID contracting/A&A office.

3. Language Requirement: This position requires Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of additional languages common in Uganda is desired.

4. Knowledge: Knowledge of USAID and Federal regulations and procedures for a broad range of acquisition instruments and assistance agreements, and a general knowledge of the Mission’s portfolio and USAID’s program/project policies, procedures, goals, priorities is required. This includes familiarity with USAID/W multiple award contracts; knowledge of U.S. and local business practices and procedures; knowledge of local and regional market conditions and norms; knowledge of cost principles and requirements, cost/pricing structures, negotiation methods and techniques; and knowledge of U.S., regional and local market pricing practices.

5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires good organizational, analytical, negotiating, time management, strong proofreading , and attention to detail skills. The potential to acquire the ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner. The potential to gain the ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance actions. An ability to deal effectively with high-level representatives of the US and Regional business community, with senior managers in the USAID Mission and with senior level host government representatives is required.
This position requires solid computer skills to utilize public, high-visibility, externally monitored electronic resources via the web, especially those pertaining to procurement related topics and those used to generate awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 8, 2011

Acquisition & Assistance Assistants Job Vacancy at USAID

Job Title: Acquisition & Assistance Assistants

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission, Uganda


Number: 016-2011 Date: 3/28/2011

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: March 28-April 8, 2011



POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Office of Acquisition &Assistance

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-9 (Ugshs. 42,803,622 to 61,854,764 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting up to four (4) qualified Ugandans for the position of Acquisition & Assistance Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent performs technical and procurement management work that supports the USAID/Uganda Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) team. Technical work involves supporting the preparation, control, and review of procurement documents and reports related to planning strategies and appropriate solicitation documents, conducting the analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of a wide variety of acquisition and assistance documents; maintains various procurement files and responsible for the distribution and follow-up of official copies of A&A documents to permit the implementation and payment actions; or perform other similar work in support of implementation and operation of mission programs.

This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-10 and, subsequently, to the FSN-11 grade level. Promotion to the FSN-10 and to the target FSN-11 grade levels is expected, and failure to achieve that higher level of performance may be the basis for reassignment, change to lower grade, or dismissal.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education Required: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, accounting, international trade, industrial management, law or other related field is required. Possession of a Master’s of Business Administration, Master of Arts or Master of Science in related field highly desirable.

2. Work Experience: Three or more years in a progressively responsible work situation is required. One year of this experience must have been gained in an acquisition or assistance related field.
3. Language Requirement: This position requires Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of additional languages common in Uganda is desired.

4. Knowledge: Knowledge of public and/or private-sector business processes, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge, is required. An understanding of US Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations, or knowledge and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex acquisition portfolio, is desired, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, sealed bidding, small purchase procedures, and that result in standard and established contract types. A basic understanding of Regional markets pertaining to program and project requirements for services and commodities, and a good knowledge and understanding of US market and pricing methods is desirable.

5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires good organizational, analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail also required. The potential to acquire the ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner. The potential to gain the ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance actions. An ability to deal effectively with high-level representatives of the U.S. and Regional business community, with senior managers in the USAID Mission and with senior level host government representatives is required.
This position requires solid computer skills to utilize public, high-visibility, externally monitored electronic resources via the web, especially those pertaining to procurement related topics and those used to generate awards.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 8, 2011

UN Jobs- National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Policy Dialogue on National and Local Development issues

Job Title: National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Policy Dialogue on National and Local Development issues.(Ugandan Nationals Only), Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Monday, 11 April 2011


Background

In April 2010 UNDP and the Government of Uganda (GoU) endorsed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010/11-2014/15, a five-year plan that guides the implementation of development interventions that respond to government priorities as stated in the National Development Plan (NDP). Aligning to national development priorities, the UN system in the country developed the United Nations Development Assistance framework (UNDAF 2010/11-2014/15) which aims to support the government in addressing challenges identified in the NDP. The CPAP therefore responds to the priorities as articulated in the UNDAF. The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth and Poverty Reduction (GPR).

Under the GPR component, is the outcome area “National and local institutions capacitated to develop, implement and monitor pro-poor and MDG responsive polices/strategies”. The proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output which fall under the outcome: “Policy dialogue on national and local development issues is informed by analytical studies”

Emphasis will be to support policy dialogue and advocacy on national and local development issues and interventions aimed at identifying bottlenecks and providing programmable options for accelerating progress towards the achievement of MDGs in the run-up to and beyond the 2015 deadline.

It is envisaged that key policy makers and stakeholders, including the academia, civil society and the private sector will be engaged in dialogue on various key national and local development issues in order to translate the findings from analytical studies and the already existing policies into action. On this basis, recommendations for addressing the specific bottlenecks will be made.

In addition to policy dialogue, policy briefs will be developed to provide key information in a synthesized manner to policy makers. This would enable them to take appropriate action to address some of the development challenges in particular focusing on pro-poor policies.

Scope of Work:

The consultant is to prepare a project document with interventions to support and facilitate policy dialogue on national and local development issues based on well researched and informed evidence-based analytical studies. The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

* Identification of a niche for UNDP support within the output area in line with the existing policies and regulations, and the ongoing interventions by government and development partners. Project scope should contribute to achieving the output by the end of the programming cycle and build synergies with other programme interventions (GPR and ADG).
* Selection of the appropriate implementing partners, responsible parties and collaborating partners to deliver the project.
* Develop annual work plans with outputs and activities, baselines, indicators and targets for the duration of the project with a view to ensure continuity over the 4-year CPAP period.
* Integrate cross cutting issues such as gender and environment and human rights-based approach to programming.
* Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with the CPAP and UNDAF M&E framework.
* Develop a clear partnership/collaboration strategy.
* Identify appropriate management arrangements with clear responsibilities for project management.
* Oversight/assurance; implementation and accountability for resources.
* Conduct an initial analysis of risks that will impact on the project formulation and implementation.
* Define a clear exit strategy for the project.

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders, –including EDPR in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Civil Society organisations such as NGO Forum, Uganda Debt Network, DENIVA and UNASO as well as private sector organisations and programmes such as Private Sector Foundation, and the CICS secretariat, as well as build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010.

Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

* Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project activities
* Building national capacities and ownership
* Strengthening capacity development
* Promoting south-south cooperation
* Focus on key cross cutting themes of UNDP programming

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities:

* Attend detailed briefing on UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team
* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP/UN programming
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, EDPR and other GoU MDAs, NGOs, development partners and the private sector to ascertain priorities areas, ongoing interventions etc.
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated output 2.1.2, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the outputs and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership
* Present key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document
* Make presentation at internal pre-Project Appraisal Committee(PAC) meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalisation of the project document.

Key Deliverables

* Inception report detailing the understanding/interpretation of the TORs; the methodology of carrying out the assignment; work plan and implementation schedule as agreed upon with UNDP team.
* Draft project document.
* Presentations to stakeholder validation, Pre-PAC and PAC meetings.
* Final project document

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the signing of the contract and the consultants will be expected to be available on a full-time basis and deliver the outputs as per schedule proposed below:

Output:

* Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract.
* Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meeting is due 21 days after signing contract.
* Draft project document is due 23 days after signing.
* Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing.
* Final Project document is due 30 days after signing.

Reporting Arrangements:

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants, Strategy and Policy Unit. At the conclusion of the deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Competencies

Technical Competencies:

* Strong leadership and task management competencies
* Strong analytical skills
* Good communication and writing skills in English

Personal Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field

Experience:

* Minimum 7 years progressive work experience in micro and macroeconomic policy and research
* Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management
* Experience in addressing MDGs and cross-cutting issues like Gender
* Good knowledge of UNDP and development context of Uganda
* Experience in strategic planning
* Knowledge of UN/UNDP programming is an added advantage

Language:

* Fluency in English.

Application Procedure - applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

Job Proposal:

* Letter of Interest.
* Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
* A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

Personal CV

* Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
* Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal

* Please submit a financial proposal indicating consultancy fee in

Ugandan Shillings

, lump sum fee (with a breakdown) or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment.

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CV and uploaded together at once.

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
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=22614

UNDP Uganda Opportunity- National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making.

Job Title: National Consultants: Preparation of Project Document - Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making.(Ugandan Nationals Only), Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Monday, 11 April 2011



Background

In April 2010 UNDP and the Government of Uganda (GoU) endorsed the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2010/11-2014/15, a five-year plan that guides the implementation of development interventions that respond to government priorities as stated in the National Development Plan (NDP). Aligning to national development priorities, the UN system in the country developed the United Nations Development Assistance framework (UNDAF 2010/11-2014/15) which aims to support the government in addressing challenges identified in the NDP. The CPAP therefore responds to the priorities as articulated in the UNDAF. The country programme has two main components which are Accountable Democratic Governance (ADG) and Growth and Poverty Reduction (GPR).

Under the GPR component, is the outcome area “National and local institutions capacitated to develop, implement and monitor pro-poor and MDG responsive polices/strategies”. The proposed project is to be developed for the delivery of the CPAP output which falls under this outcome: namely “Evidence-based analytical studies available to inform policy making in human development”.

The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) is central to the national policy formulation on development issues and is also responsible for the production of evidence-based analytical studies, as reflected in the mandate of the Economic Development Policy and Research Department (EDPR). In the past much of EDPR's activity has been limited to commissioning studies as and when the need arises. There is now a need to strengthen EDPR's internal capacity to conduct such analysis, as well as its ability to coordinate with key stakeholders in the identification of research priorities, emerging policy questions and issues across a spectrum of development challenges and needs, establishment and maintenance of research standards and the synthesis of technical results into policy briefs.

Before high-quality analytical studies can be fed into the national policy dialogue, there are large gaps in the available evidence base that must be addressed. The informal sector has absorbed 80% of new entrants into the labour market over the last decade and is therefore an essential element of inclusive growth, particularly given continued rapid population growth. But the design of interventions to address the constraints faced and exploit the opportunities available in this sector is undermined by lack of information; informal enterprises are not covered by existing survey instruments such as the Business Register or the Employment and Earnings Survey. Furthermore, there are other emerging issues such as in the areas of climate change; environment and natural resource management; impacts of anticipated increased revenue inflows from extraction of oil as and other natural resources; impetus for enhanced disaster risk management arising from increasing incidences of disaster occurrences; as well as other issues which impact on the ability of the poor both in the informal and formal sectors to meaningful exploit the opportunities to create wealth and improve their incomes.

The MDG targets, and other development outcomes such as the distribution of income, are not only influenced by the direct effects of single policies, but also by indirect effects and policy interactions that feed back into the processes that determine these outcomes. Analysis of the implementation of government policies and projects must therefore be complimented by an economy-wide approach to analyse Uganda's development strategy and progress towards the MDGs. This will require capacity gaps in the areas of microsimulations and modelling of inter-sectoral linkages to be addressed.

Quantitative analysis, although vital, often raises further questions which can only be adequately addressed using qualitative techniques such as Participatory Learning and Action methodologies. The Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Process (UPPAP), initiated in 1998, was pivotal in strengthening MFPED's capacity to generate high-quality qualitative analysis for guiding policy dialogue and decision making on poverty reduction. But the programme relied on the financial support of Development Partners, which ended in FY2008/9 thus closing a vital channel for deepening the understanding of government interventions from the perspective of the poor

Scope of Work:

The consultant is to prepare a project document with interventions to support the preparation of evidence-based analytical studies to inform policy dialogue on current and emerging issues and concerns affecting, or likely to affect the development path of the economy.

The consultancy will cover the key aspects below:

* Identification of a niche for UNDP support within the output area in line with the existing policies and regulations, and the ongoing interventions by government and development partners. Project scope should contribute to achieving the output by the end of the programming cycle and build synergies with other programme interventions (GPR and ADG).
* Selection of the appropriate implementing partners, responsible parties and collaborating partners to deliver the project.
* Develop annual work plans with outputs and activities, baselines, indicators and targets for the duration of the project with a view to ensure continuity over the 4-year CPAP period.
* Integrate cross cutting issues such as gender and environment and human rights-based approach to programming.
* Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with the CPAP and UNDAF M&E framework.
* Develop a clear partnership/collaboration strategy.
* Identify appropriate management arrangements with clear responsibilities for project management; oversight/assurance; implementation and accountability for resources.
* Conduct an initial analysis of risks that will impact on the project formulation and implementation.
* Define a clear exit strategy for the project.

To ensure project quality, the consultant will consult closely with key stakeholders, including EDPR in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, National Planning Authority, Interministerial sector working groups, policy research think tanks such as Economic Policy Research Centre, Private Sector Foundation, etc and build on lessons learnt during the implementation of CPAP 2006-2010.

Key operational principles to be considered in the project design are:

* Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project activities
* Building national capacities and ownership
* Strengthening capacity development
* Promoting south-south cooperation
* Focus on key cross cutting themes of UNDP programming

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall undertake the following activities:

* Attend detailed briefing on UNDP programming facilitated by the UNDP programme team.
* Review critical documentation/literature related to the CPAP and UNDP/UN programming.
* Present inception report and discussion guide for agreement with UNDP prior to consultations.
* Undertake consultations with key stakeholders from UNDP, UN agencies, EDPR and other GoU MDAs, NGOs, development partners and the private sector to ascertain priorities areas, ongoing interventions etc.
* Identify areas of interventions that aim at achieving the stated outputs 2.1.1 and 2.1.2, identify target beneficiaries and establish the baselines.
* Articulate conceptual linkages of the outputs and outcome while addressing cross cutting issues Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and partnership.
* Present key findings and recommendations to stakeholders' validation workshop and incorporate relevant comments into the draft project document.
* Make presentation at internal pre-Project Appraisal Committee(PAC) meeting with UNDP Senior Management and staff to review the revised draft project document.
* Make presentation of final draft project document at PAC meeting with selected key stakeholders including Government, proposed IPs and collaborating partners and incorporate comments for the finalisation of the project document.

Key Deliverables:

* Inception report detailing the understanding/interpretation of the TORs; the methodology of carrying out the assignment; work plan and implementation schedule as agreed upon with UNDP team.
* Draft project document.
* Presentations to stakeholder validation, Pre-PAC and PAC meetings.
* Final project document .

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the signing of the contract and the consultants will be expected to be available on a full-time basis and deliver the outputs as per schedule proposed below:

Output:

* Inception report is due 7 days after signing of contract .
* Presentation of findings to stakeholder validation meeting is due 21 days after signing contract.
* Draft project document is due 23 days after signing.
* Presentation of draft project document to pre-PAC meeting is due 27 days after signing.
* Final Project document is due 30 days after signing.

Reporting Arrangements:

The consultant will report to the team leader of the Poverty Reduction Unit, who will take the lead in providing technical backstopping; they will work closely with the programme consultants. At the conclusion of the deliverable, there will be a presentation to the programme team leaders in UNDP for review. The consultants will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director and Resident Representative.

Competencies

Competencies:

Technical Competencies:

* Strong leadership and task management competencies.
* Strong analytical skills.
* Good communication and writing skills in English

Personal Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field.

Experience:

* At least 7 years progressive work experience in micro and macroeconomic policy and research.
* Extensive experience in project and programme formulation and management.
* Experience in addressing MDGs and cross-cutting issues like Gender.
* Good knowledge of UNDP and development context of Uganda .
* Experience in strategic planning.
* Knowledge of UN/UNDP programming is an added advantage.

Application Procedure - applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

Job Proposal:

* Letter of Interest.
* Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
* A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

Personal CV

* Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
* Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal

* Please submit a financial proposal indicating consultancy fee in

Ugandan Shillings

, lump sum fee (with a breakdown) or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment.

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CV and uploaded together at once.

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

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=22613

Programme Assistant Job Vacancy- National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Job Title: Programme Assistant

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda


The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an umbrella organization for all disability categories in Uganda NUDIPU has been piloting a savings initiative code named "WE CAN MANAGE" PWDs' Savings and Credit Project targeting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their Caretakers in two (2) districts in Eastern Uganda.

The project is now fully fledged with an expanded operational area; therefore NUDIPU is seeking to recruit four (4) charismatic and visionary persons to position(s) of Programme Assistant to spearhead operations in the catchment area.

The Programme Assistant shall be based at any of the district project offices in Mbale, Kumi, Soroti and Sironko respectively and will be responsible for the direct implementation of the project. He/she will be reporting to the Programme Officer who will supervise him/her in collaboration with the respective District Union Chairperson.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:
• Support the Project to reach out to the target group to ensure they have access to secure savings and loans in accordance with laid procedures.
• Promote self reliance among WCM groups through provision of quality and timely technical guidance and capacity development support.
• Formulate work plans, budgets, facts based implementation strategies and schedules and sharing the same for ratification by the Project Steering Committee.
• Ensure proper utilization of project resources and/or funds in accordance with the planned1 activities and accepted procedures.
• Build a team of motivated Field staff, allocate operational zones/areas to them and appraise ' their performance in line with the project guidelines and targets.
• Prepare timely reports for sharing with the supervisor and maintain an updated record keeping system for all the Project activities, correspondences and reports.
• Liaise with community leaders to promote the Project model but exclusively oversee the recruitment of groups, constantly conduct on spot audits of their records and communicate the findings in the meetings to promote transparency and sustainability.
• Initiate and establish sustainable strategic networks with relevant partners and stakeholders in service provision and Disability development issues
• Champion area based promotional campaigns, data collection and dissemination activities in line with project monitoring tool.
• Actively participate in the organization's resource mobilization: this involves developing Project proposals to solicit support.
• Effectively represent NUDIPU in the relevant stakeholders' collaboration meetings and attend to any other duties assigned.

Job requirement

Qualifications required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Social work, Development studies, Adult Education, Community Development, Economics or any other related disciplines. Experience in working with Disability based organisations and/or rural communities as well as knowledge of the local language will be of added advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications, copies of academic transcripts and detailed CVs specifically addressed to the

"Executive Director",
Either by post to: NUDIPU, P.O.BOX 8567 Kampala
OR:
Deliver physically at; NUDIPU, Plot 530, Bukoto -Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179.Mobile number 0772467276 NOT later than 8" of April. Please indicate the district of preference in your application.

NUDIPU is an equal opportunities organisation, therefore only shdmsted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidates should be willing to start work immediately.

Systems Administrator Job Vacancy in UMEME- Uganda

Job Title: Systems Administrator


As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity improving customer service, minimizing energy fosses and operating in a cost effective .manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to recruit an individual with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the following position in the IT Department.

Job Title
Systems Administrator - REF No UM/IT/01/03/11
Reports to
IT Infrastructure Manager
Job Purpose
Responsible for performance, and maintenance of UMEME if infrastructure

Principal Accountabilities
• Responsible for system administration tasks for UMEME servers.
• Troubleshooting and monitoring of AVX and Windows operating system.
• Providing housekeeping, fie maintenance and backup scripts,
• Schedule and direct activities to reserve hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion in line with service level agreements and IT policy & procedures,
• Documentation and maintenance of IT servers.
• Identify security risks and develop best practices to prevent system intrusions.
• Monitor user activity, and introduce tools to prevent system abuse and, malpractice.
• Ensure availability and uptime of UMEME servers and provide key performance indicators to accurately reflect UMEME system performance.
• Work closely with IT network administration, database admin, support and other IT staff.
• Provide backup network administration role as required.
• Participate in developing the IT disaster recovery business plan for UMEME.
• Other IT tasks as required.

Job requirement

Required Qualifications of Experience
• Bachelors in Computer Science or it equivalent
• Hands on system administration in large corporate environment
• Expert knowledge of AlX and Windows operating systems
• Five years relevant experience
Personal Attributes/Competencies
• Strong Technical Background
• Good team player
• Knowledge of Oracle administration is an advantage

How to apply

HOW TO APPIY
If you feel you are the right candidate for this challenging position, please submit your application to the Head Of Human Resources - Lugogo or email recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug or post your application to P.O. Box 23841, Kampala.
Applications should be received by 5:00 pm Friday 8th April 2011

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