National Information Technology Authority- Ministry of ICT Jobs

JOB TITLE: DISTRICT INFORMATION TECHNOLGY OFFICER

Job Role:

To provide technical advice to the District on the proper choice and or Utilisation of IT hardware, software and systems whether provided by NITA-U or any other relevant authority as well as ensuring thier effective maintance and user support in order to achieve Government overall IT policy objectives particularly rationalisation of the NITA-U Mandate.
Report to: IT Services Administrator

Key Result Areas:

Proper identification of District IT needs in liaison with NITA-U in seeking for proper solutions for such IT requirements; Ensure that IT hardware and software requirements are effectively planned and fully costed and integrated within the District Consolidated work plans and budgets; Act as first line of support of all IT problems that may occur at the District from time to time; In liaison with NITA-U to ensure advocacy, promotion and popularisation of Government IT regulations, policies as well as strategies within the district; To support the Authority in IT research and data collection as well as dissemination at the district level; Organise computer training for staff according to the needs of the district; Offering first line support on all the Authority’s hardware and software installations and other network infrastructure within the District; Ensuring that proper inventories and tracking of IT hardware and software as well as auxiliary equipment at the District; Support for the design, provision and commercialisation of E-Government services within the district including but not limited to
 Government (G2G) Services (Efficiency and Cost Savings);
 Government to Business (G2B) Services (Efficiency and Revenue Generation);
 Government to Citizen(G2C) Services (Efficiency and Revenue Generation)
Keeps him/her self informed about technical developments and update the line manager on new developments in IT. To support the Authority in monitoring and reporting on IT projects within the district ; Perform any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time.

Critical Outputs: Fully functional Information and Communication Technology systems and services; District IT requirements assessment reports; Annual District IT Work Plans and Budgets; Preparation and Submission of Quarterly IT performance (ICT Systems and Services monitoring, incident, compliance and maintenance) report; District Information and Communication Technology training plan; Documented Inventory of ICT hardware and software as well as auxiliary equipment.

Qualifications:
University Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or any Core IT related field; A Masters degree in any of the above is an added advantage; Professional Certification such as CCNA, MCSE,OCP etc is also an added advantage; Demonstrated working Knowledge of software, hardware and networking solutions; Excellent organisational skills and team work ; Must have good communication and reporting skills and particularly proficiency in English and its relevant use in ICT; Pleasant with good interpersonal skills and ready to work under pressure with minimum supervision; Supportive/facilitating attitude and an accurate way of working; Ability to Multitask and prioritise effectively; and Experience in working in multicultural environments;
Experience: At least 3 Years relevant experience acquired while working in a similar position with a


4. APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates who fully meet the required job specifications and have the right personal attributes MUST submit the following:
1) Cover application letter (must be singed)
2) Completed Application Form (Template Provided);
3) Detailed Curriculum Vitae to support (2) above;
4) Working contacts including:- day time telephone, postal address and e-mail address;
5) Provide names & contacts of three reputable referees;
6) Academic & professional certificates and relevant testimonials;
7) Evidence supporting the relevant working experiences indicated under (2) and (3) above e.g. appointment letters, employment contracts, letters from current/former employers etc.

The application pack including all the required documents (above) must be submitted to the address below to reach the Authority not later than 5.00PM WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2011:

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot13A Rotary Avenue (Lugogo Bypass).
P.O. Box 7817; Fax: +256-414-251775; Tel: +256-414-705701
E-mail: info@nita.go.ug
KAMPALA,
UGANDA.

To get application forms and more information, please visit
http://www.ict.go.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129

CFO Job Vacancy in Uganda at Ultimate Security Limited

Job title: Chief Financial Accountant

We are looking for a self motivated individual with relevant experience to spearhead strategic planning and strengthen accounting and financial management in the company.

Main purpose of the position
The post would involve supporting the Finance function and to improve the financial effectiveness of the Company; extracting financial data from various accounting and information systems; performs financial and cost accounting analysis of data. Reporting to the General Manager/ CEO, the CFA will assume a strategic role in the overall financial and accounting management of the Company and have primary day to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial and accounting related activities of the Company. The CFA will provide leadership and Coordination in business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Report directly to the GM of the company.
• Direct and oversee all aspects of the finance & accounting functions of the Company and report to the GM on all aspects.
• Actively participate in the dept management of the company.
• Provide leadership in development for continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial and accounting objectives.
• Ensure effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, international financial and accounting reporting standards and applicable regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
• Ensures credibility of financials by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets financial trends and forecasts.
• Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive cost analysis system.
Reviews costs and performs cost benefit analysis related to new projects, products and planned strategies.
• Develop financial tools and reports for forecasting, trend analysis and result analysis.
• Support financial accounting by preparing entries to accounts and document business transactions.
• Support the development of the annual operating budget through consultation with other departments.
• Provide advice to the CEO/MD/GM on the financial implications of business activities.
• Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
• Perform budget to actual analysis of financial results and document explanations and action points for significant variances.
• Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
• Interact with internal and external auditors in the course of their duties.
• Managing a team consisting of Tax Accountant, Ledger Accountant, Revenue collectors and a cashier to the fulfillment of quality output of financial and accounting principles.

Required Qualifications and Competencies
• A good degree and Qualification in a business related field.
• Professional accounting qualification; ACCA or CPA, is a MUST.
• A minimum of 5-6 years of progressive responsible financial experience in a services delivery company at senior management level.
• Excellent working knowledge of computerized accounting system, experience in Quick books pro 2010 and latest pastel accounting package will be an added advantage.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills.
• Personal skills such as effective time management, integrity and open mindedness.
• Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills.

An excellent remuneration package commensurate with the level of experience will be offered. USL is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and all applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and have the required credentials, please forward your detailed CV including copies of academic transcripts, present position, email address, day time telephone contact, copies of your certificates and at least three professional referees by 5.00P.M of 15th April 2011 to the following address:

Human Resource Officer,
Ultimate Security Limited, Plot 4,
Katonga Road Nakasero
Kampala, P.O. Box 21644 Kampala.

Uganda Timber Growers Association Job Vacancy

Job Title: General Manager


UTGA is a Members' organisation of tree growers, who see the advantage of a collective voice for the promotion of commercial forestry in Uganda.


Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
The candidate shall preferably have a background from advocacy on behalf of the private sector. A degree in Forestry or Natural Resource Management is desirable, but hands-on experience of establishing and managing commercial enterprises or long experience (>5 years) within agriculture or the natural sciences will be given serious consideration. The essential skills required are:

• A person with a keen business-mind, who can document success in establishing a business in the private sector that has shown tangible results;
• Leadership skills: a proven ability to engage staff and Members in meaningful business endeavours;
• Product marketing experience;
• Good report writing and presentation skills (in English), as well as excellent oral communication skills;
• Good understanding of accounting and budgeting processes;
• A valid driver's licence;
• Other desirable skills include: forest certification; harvesting and forest marketing; GIS/GPS mapping and competence with computers;

OTHER INFORMATION:
An initial 2-year contract will be offered to the selected candidate, starting as soon as possible. The post is based in Kampala, Uganda, but the work will require at times, substantial travel up-country. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.


How to apply

APPLICATIONS:
Applications are to be sent to UTGA, P.O. Box 5244, Kampala, Uganda or by e-mail to info@utga.net or delivered to the UTGA office at Plot 116 Bukoto Street between 08hOO and 16hOO.

Deadline for applications is 12hOO (Uganda time) Monday 15th April 2011. Enclose a detailed CV, showing age, present position and responsibilities and current level of remuneration, and include copies of professional/educational qualifications, personal contact details (telephone/e-mail) and names and contact details of 3 Referees. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Kampala during week 16/2011.

Finance Trust Jobs Vacancy- Risk Manager

Job Title: Risk Manager – (1 Position )


Job Purpose.
Support in identifying, defining, managing and monitoring specific risks presented in the various portfolio segments, in order to maximize profitability and / or minimize potential losses and tract risk trends, thus reducing the level of the risk related losses to the institution. The position is based at Head Office with frequent travel to upcountry branches.

Key outputs
• Risk profiling of each department.
• Risk analysis reports.
• Risks indictors developed & effectively communicated to all departments.
• Trainings conducted on risk for all departments
Key Responsibilities.
• Develop key risk indicators and communicate them throughout the company.
• Analyze the company’s market position and running figures through complex modeling techniques to find value at risk (VAR) measurements.
• Participate in the generation of management strategies, based on risk and profitability models to support the company in the achievement of its objective.
• Use segmentation tools based on profitability and risk, protect the organization’s assets and public image as well as conduct research to assess the severity of risk.
• Support the business in the identification risks related to the business.
• Ensure that risk areas are properly dealt with to acceptable levels through liaising with the different Heads of department.
• Control risk related losses through the proper allocation of resources using segmentation tools to guide proactive collection efforts.
• Support the implementation of performance analytic tools in agreement with the Bank of Uganda guidelines and CAMEL ratings.
• Train staff on risk measures for the benefit of the staff in their daily scope of work.
• Monitoring the implementation of the risk management efforts.
• Ensure the key control dairies from all the branches are filled and submitted to risk department on a monthly basis.
• Coordinate research and write working papers for discussion on any subject that may be of interest to UFT.
• Undertake any other assignment as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Job requirement

Minimum qualification requirements and competencies:
• A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics or any other related discipline from a recognized university.
• Two (2) years experience in risk management gained from a financial institution.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office applications.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to transfer knowledge and provide guidance to others.
• Ability to work long hours without supervision.
• Knowledge of Risk analysis systems is an added advantage.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
• Good interpersonal skills.


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit their applications which should include;
photocopies of academic documents and testimonials, a CV with at least three reference contacts including a day time telephone (professional and not personal, including current or most recent employer) to the Head of Human Resource, Uganda Finance Trust Limited, Plot 115 & 121, Katwe, P.O. Box 6972,
Kampala, Uganda. Closing date for submission of the applications is Friday 15th
April 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Uganda Bank Job- Credit Manager Vacany at Finance Trust

Job Title: Credit Manager
Posts: 1 Position

Job Purpose.
To develop and implement credit structures that will enable the proper functioning of the credit function in line with the corporate strategy.
Key outputs
• Monitor the loan book to ensure that the set targets are achieved.
• Ensure quality performance of the loan portfolio ie PAR 1 day kept below 5%
• Staff being knowledgeable in credit underwriting and risk analysis.
• Reports on credit risks identified and submitted to supervisor with recommendations made for mitigating them.
• Identified measures to ensure compliance to credit policies and procedures.
• Implemented strategies to minimize credit risk at all branches

Key Responsibilities.
• Provide preventive and remedial maintenance of computer hardware and software e.g by blowing out dust, etc
• Install, upgrade, update, diagnose, software by down loading patches and running them on the computers.
• Troubleshoot and maintain a variety of computer software and hardware; configure various computers according to set standards.
• Install, diagnose, repair and troubleshoot basic problems with network equipment, connections, and nodes; including workstations, servers, printers, modems, and peripheral equipment.
• To install the Anti – Virus by down loading and install them on the computers
• Maintain an up to date knowledge of repair practices, policies, and technical specifications of microcomputer hardware.
• Ensuring that users are able to work by giving rights
• Maintain inventory records, record and track problems and follow up to ensure resolution.
• Provide technical assistance to staff, technical support, analysis, and training in the use of computers and peripheral devices.
• Undertake any other assignment related to information systems technology as may be assigned by supervisors from time to time.


Job requirement

Minimum qualification requirements and competencies:
• A Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical &
• Electronics Engineering.
• Two (2) year’s relevant experience gained in a corporate environment.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office applications.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to transfer knowledge and provide guidance to others.
• Ability to work long hours without supervision.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit their applications which should include;
photocopies of academic documents and testimonials, a CV with at least three reference contacts including a day time telephone (professional and not personal, including current or most recent employer) to the Head of Human Resource, Uganda Finance Trust Limited, Plot 115 & 121, Katwe, P.O. Box 6972,
Kampala, Uganda. Closing date for submission of the applications is Friday 15th
April 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

IT Technician Job Vacancy in Uganda at Finance Trust Bank

Job Title: IT Technician


The position reports to the Head of Operations.
Job Purpose.
To ensure preventive maintenance and reduce on the down time of company computers and IT systems. The position is based at Head Office with frequent travel to upcountry branches.
Key outputs
• Computer hardware & software serviced & maintained.
• Software installed & upgraded on all company computers.
• Faulty computers, connections & nodes; workstations, servers, printers, modems & peripheral equipment repaired.
• Anti-virus installed on all computers.

Key Responsibilities.
• Develop key risk indicators and communicate them throughout the company.
• Analyze the company’s market position and running figures through complex modeling techniques to find value at risk (VAR) measurements.
• Participate in the generation of management strategies, based on risk and profitability models to support the company in the achievement of its objective.
• Use segmentation tools based on profitability and risk, protect the organization’s assets and public image as well as conduct research to assess the severity of risk.
• Support the business in the identification risks related to the business.
• Ensure that risk areas are properly dealt with to acceptable levels through liaising with the different Heads of department.
• Control risk related losses through the proper allocation of resources using segmentation tools to guide proactive collection efforts.
• Support the implementation of performance analytic tools in agreement with the Bank of Uganda guidelines and CAMEL ratings.
• Train staff on risk measures for the benefit of the staff in their daily scope of work.
• Monitoring the implementation of the risk management efforts.
• Ensure the key control dairies from all the branches are filled and submitted to risk department on a monthly basis.
• Coordinate research and write working papers for discussion on any subject that may be of interest to UFT.
• Undertake any other assignment as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Job requirement

Minimum qualification requirements and competencies:
• A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics or any other related discipline from a recognized university.
• Two (2) years experience in risk management gained from a financial institution.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office applications.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to transfer knowledge and provide guidance to others.
• Ability to work long hours without supervision.
• Knowledge of Risk analysis systems is an added advantage.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
• Good interpersonal skills.


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit their applications which should include;
photocopies of academic documents and testimonials, a CV with at least three reference contacts including a day time telephone (professional and not personal, including current or most recent employer) to

the Head of Human Resource,
Uganda Finance Trust Limited,
Plot 115 & 121, Katwe, P.O. Box 6972,
Kampala, Uganda. Closing date for submission of the applications is Friday 15th
April 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY /REGISTRAR Job Vacancy at NDA

Job Title. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY /REGISTRAR


NDA is now looking for a competent person with required skills, knowledge, attitude and qualifications to fill the position of the Executive Secretary/Registrar
National Drug Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Reports To: The Board of Directors

Key Responsibilities:
• shall be the Accounting Officer and Chief Executive of the Authority
• shall provide overall leadership and direction over the management and operations of the Secretariat
• shall be the Secretary to the Board meetings
• shall ensure the development and implementation of the Strategic / Business Plans of the Authority
• shall keep custody of the seal and assets of the Authority
• shall carry out such functions as the Authority may assign him/her from time to time


Job requirement

Key competencies for the Post:-
• Foresightedness
• Sound judgment and high sense of responsibility
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Proven competency in management and leadership
• Excellent communication and advocacy skills


Qualification:
• Masters Degree in either Pharmacy or Human Medicine or Veterinary Medicine or Dental Surgery with at least a Postgraduate Diploma in Management/ Public Administration, Public Health or other relevant qualifications from recognized Institutions.

Experience:
A minimum of 10 years experience, with 5 years in a senior managerial position in a reputable organization.

Duration of appointment:-
The appointment is for a 4 year contract renewable based on performance.

Remuneration: Competitive at Scale NDA: 1

Requirement: The applicant must be a member of a professional body.


How to apply

How to apply:
i. Applications in own handwriting, accompanied by a detailed CV, indicating addresses and day time telephone contacts of three Referees should be sent to:


Human Resources and Administration Officer
National Drug Authority
Plot 46-46 Lumumba Avenue
P O Box 23096
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0414 255665/347391/2
ii. Only candidates who meet the specifications indicated for the job will be shortlisted and contacted.
iii. Certified copies of the original relevant documents should be attached.

Closing date : 15th April 2011

15 Scholarships for Ugandans- Commonwealth Scholarships-

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS

The Commonwealth Commission in the UK is availing 15 scholarships for the Open University program of Master of Science in Development Management. This is a three year distance course. The scholarships commence November 2011.



Requirements

1. Candidates must be Ugandan or Kenyan nationals

2. Candidates must be employed by a development NGO agency working in Uganda or

Kenya for more than two years before starting the course. Government officials or individuals

working in ministries can apply for the scholarship.

3. Candidates must also have a good undergraduate degree although it is not required to be in a related field.

4. Highly motivated individuals and preferably working up country.



Application forms can be downloaded from www.kulika.org or requested from

kulikauganda@kulika.org Completed forms should be submitted via e-mail to

kulikauganda@kulika.org not later than 29th April, 2011. Clearly mark the subject reference as

CSC-OU Application-Uganda/Kenya (Use one). Applications received after this date will not be processed. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. Applicants who have not heard from us by the end of June should assume that they have not been successful.

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