Various Jobs in Plan International Uganda- Career Opportunities

Founded over 70 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit experienced and committed professionals to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER)
Manager -1 position based in Kampala
This position will lead Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) initiatives for Plan Uganda’s programmes and manage the MER team. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and implementation of all MER activities, including development of systems, processes and promoting an organisational culture that delivers evidence-based programmes.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Establishes and continuously improves systems and processes that ensures quality documentation, monitoring and evaluation of programme effectiveness to inform evidencebased programming and organisational learning
2. Maintains Plan Corporate Project Planning System, ensure the system is effectively used as per Plan’s policies and liaises with the region and International Headquarter on system maintenance and development
3. Leads planning, budgeting and implementation of all Monitoring, Evaluation & Research initiatives in line with the MER Framework in the Country Strategic Plan
4. Designs and conducts research initiatives to inform programmes and advocacy for children’s rights working closely with Programme Specialists and partners including developing a research agenda
5. Leads the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Team based in the country office and in the field including supervision and performance management
6. Provides technical assistance to programme specialists in programme and project design in relation to M&E, including, objective and indicator development, monitoring systems and evaluation design
7. Facilitates Training and Development activities, on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research for programme staff and partners
8. Facilitates internal and external learning and increased accountability by establishing effective working relationships with development partners and government agencies on aid effectiveness issues.
9. Liaises with other offices in Plan – National Organisations, International Headquarter and other countries on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
10. Represents Plan at national level on matters relating to Monitoring, Evaluation & Research and aid effectiveness.

Essential Competencies
Master’s degree (preferred) in Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent
Significant training /background and professional training in MER
At least 8 years managerial and/or advisory experience in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research in the development sector
Knowledge of environment and current effective practices in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research in the development sector, internationally and in Uganda.
Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting research initiatives, case studies and professional documentation
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budgeting and management
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Design of Monitoring, Evaluation systems and processes for rights-based programmes
Documentation and organisational learning
Statistics and database management
Right-based programming

Personal Attributes:
Seen as a source of expertise in his/her field
Promotes high performance among programme staff and provides vision and direction
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
Coaches programme staff and leads others
Communicates effectively orally and in writing
Willingness to undertake extensive travel and missions throughout Uganda (at least 30% of time)

2. Project Manager - NORAD Child Protection Project – 1 position based in Kampala
This is a 5 year project which aims to strengthen the national child protection system in Uganda so as to effectively respond to and prevent violence against children, particularly marginalized children including children with disabilities and girls. It will focus on creating a protective environment for children and particularly strengthening community based child protection mechanisms to protect vulnerable groups of children that are at high risk of abuse and violence due to discrimination and or exclusion, marginalization and stigmatization.
The Project Manager position is both technical and managerial and reports to the Programme Support Manager. The incumbent will have overall responsibility to provide leadership in the management and overall delivery of the NORAD-funded Child Protection Project. She/he will lead the project team in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting of the
project; timely delivery of the project and with highest technical
quality according to the objectives and approach in the project
document and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders.
Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Develop and implement timely and quality quarterly project
implementation plans
2. Ensure that all aspects of the project are in compliance with
donor requirements
3. Report on project progress as per donor requirements
4. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
5. Organize regular performance review meetings with key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
6. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders in a timely manner
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Organise training and coaching for project staff and partners on children & youth participation
10. Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation
11. Proper maintenance and wide dissemination of all project documentation for proper accountability and learning purposes
12. Participate in operational research related to the project

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree in Social work, Law, Human Rights or its equivalent, and training /background in child protection
A Master’s degree in any of the above areas is desirable
Experience in working on issues of children with disability is an advantage
At least 6 years experience in managing and implementing child protection projects with strong technical expertise in child protection programming and human rights in Uganda
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice and policy on child protection
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel extensively (50%) within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Excellent project management skills, including partnership management and team leadership
Experience in advocacy and children participation
Strong strategic and analytical thinking
Coaching skills
Understands Plan’s needs and behaves strategically Monitoring and evaluation of child protection programmes • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams

3. Project Coordinator –NORAD Children & Youth Participation
Project - 1 position based in Kampala
This is a five year project which to strengthen inclusive mechanisms and processes for children and youth to express their views to enhance the participation of children and youth in the development process. It seeks build capacity and skills of children and youth in social, media and leadership to strengthen their role in advocacy and awareness raising on their rights
The Project Coordinator position is both technical and managerial and will report to the Programme Support Manager. The incumbent and will be responsible for providing leadership in the coordination and overall delivery of the NORAD-funded Children & Youth Participation Project. She/he will lead the project team in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting of the project while ensuring timely delivery of the project and with highest technical quality according to the objectives and approach in the project document and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Develop and implement timely and quality quarterly project implementation plans
2. Ensure that all aspects of the project are in compliance with donor requirements
3. Report on project progress as per donor requirements
4. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
5. Organize regular performance review meetings with key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
6. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders in a timely manner
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Organise training and coaching for project staff and partners on children & youth participation
10. Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation
11. Proper maintenance and wide dissemination of all project documentation for proper accountability and learning purposes
12. Participate in operational research related to the project

Essential Competencies
Bachelors degree (preferred) in Social work, Law, Human Rights or its equivalent; A masters degree in a related field will be of added advantage
At least 5 years experience in coordinating children and youth participation projects with technical expertise in children & youth participation programming in Uganda
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on children and youth participation
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel extensively (50%) within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Excellent project management and team leadership skills
Knowledge of media and human rights
Experience in advocacy and civil society strengthening is preferred.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams

4. Project Facilitator – NORAD Participation Project – 5-year
project (2 positions based in Lira, Kamuli)
The Project Facilitator will report to the lead Programme Unit Manager with a dotted line to the NORAD Participation Project Coordinator. He/she will have overall responsibility of leading implementation of project activities at District and community level. He/She will also ensure that the project is implemented with highest quality and in a timely manner as per the project design, Plan’s CCCD approach and according to the procedures and guidelines for the project and the organisation in general.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Prepare budgets, work-plans, and ensure that project budgets are effectively managed as per NORAD and Plan guidelines.
2. Initiate and promote project approaches to strengthen youth and child participation and civil society strengthening.
3. Conduct regular project administrative activities e.g writing and modification of Project Outlines, updating and generation of PPM reports..
4. Proper documentation of all project activities as well as writing high quality and timely reports
5. Promote participation of all vulnerable children and youth, including girls, children out of school and children with disabilities in project activities.
6. Build community’s capacity to manage youth and child participation related interventions through awareness creation based on human rights principles
7. Facilitate and train partner staff, communities, children and youth on children’s rights and participation
8. Conduct regular assessments and participatory reviews of progress on the project activities
9. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to implementing partners
10. Effective integration of project activities with other Plan supported initiatives in the Programme Unit and other possible stakeholders
11. Create and coordinate community partnerships with other possible stakeholders.

Essential Competencies
Bachelors degree in Social Work, Development, Law or its equivalent,
Training /experience on children participation and governance.
At least 3 years experience in implementation of children and youth participation projects
Experience in budget monitoring is an added advantage
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on children and youth participation and governance
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures plus ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentation.
Willingness to travel within the country
Computers skills (MS Office) and social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube)

Personal Attributes:
Excellent facilitation skills including facilitation of children and youth
Skills in organisational development and strengthening civil society
Skills in budget monitoring
Mobilisation and coaching skills
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches on children and youth participation

5. Project Facilitator – NORAD Child protection Project – 5-year
project (5 positions based in Kampala, Lira, Luwero, Tororo,
Kamuli)
The Project Facilitator will report to the Lead Programme Unit Manager with a dotted line to the NORAD Child Protection Project Manager. His/her major responsibility will be to lead implementation of project activities at District and community level. She/he ensures that the project is implemented with highest quality and in a timely manner as per the project design and Plan’s CCCD approach and according to the procedures and guidelines for the project and the organisation in general.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Prepare budgets, work-plans and ensure that project budgets are effectively managed as per NORAD and Plan guidelines
2. Promote participation of vulnerable children and youth, including girls, children out of school and children with disabilities in project activities
3. Conduct regular project administrative activities e.g writing and modification of Project Outlines, updating and generation of PPM reports and updates, requests.
4. Take a lead role in the promotion of project approaches to school and community-based child protection
5. Proper documentation of all project activities as well as writing high quality and timely reports as per NORAD and Plan guidelines
6. Conduct training and facilitation for partner staff, communities, children and youth on children’s rights and child protection
7. Promote networking of groups and integration of programs to strengthen linkage both internally and externally
8. Conduct regular assessments and participatory reviews of progress on the project activities
9. Strengthen community capacity to manage child protection related interventions through awareness creation based on human rights principles while encouraging participation of vulnerable groups
10. Create and coordinate community partnerships with other possible stakeholders

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree in Social Work, Development, Law or its equivalent, training /background on child protection.
At least 3 years in implementation and delivery of child protection projects
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on child protection
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures plus ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentation.
Willingness to travel within the country

Personal Attributes:
Excellent facilitation skills including facilitation of children and youth
Skills in supporting and counselling vulnerable children
Coaching and mobilisation skills
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches on child protection
Computers skills (MS Office) and social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube)

6. Monitoring & Documentation Coordinator – 1 position
based in Kampala
This position is based in Kampala and will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Manager. The incumbent will act as a resource in the NORAD Project Team in planning, data collection, monitoring, documentation & and reporting of the NORAD child protection and participation projects. She/he will ensure the projects implements the project M&E framework successfully and provide technical leadership to project team on
M&E, including training, development of monitoring tools, and planning and reporting.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Implement the project M&E framework and coordinate tasks and processes for monitoring project progress.
2. Develop indicators and monitoring formats and tools for the projects
3. Establish and manage a filing system for all project data.
4. Train and coach NORAD project staff and partner staff on the M&E framework, data collection and use of monitoring tools.
5. Provide technical assistance to project staff on participatory monitoring methodologies with children and communities
6. Conduct project baseline, mid-term reviews and final evaluations of the highest quality and as per M&E framework.
7. Record and analyse project monitoring data from working districts monthly and report to project manager.
8. Prepare draft project progress reports under supervision of the project manager based on district progress reports.
9. Write and edit documentation and reports on best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflection from the projects.
10. Compile and disseminate M&E information needed for periodic project planning.
11. Support work and budget planning under the supervision of the project manager.
12. Support the utilization of the corporate M & E system (PALS) within the projects and support preparations and modifications of Project Outlines.
13. Ensure M&E systems and practices are aligned and integrated with PALS and PPM

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree (preferred) in Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent, training /background and professional training on monitoring and evaluation.
At least 3 years in monitoring and documentation of projects
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on monitoring & evaluation
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Strong strategic and analytical thinking
Monitoring and evaluation of rights-based programmes on child protection and participation
Suitably qualified candidates should submit a letter of application (indicating preferred location) together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of additional relevant certificates, names and contact details (including email addresses) of three references, plus salary history, to the undersigned not later than 18th April, 2011.
People & Culture Manager, Plan Uganda, P. O. Box 12075,
Kampala

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 15th May, 2011.

As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate.

The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates are required to undergo an extensive child protection background check including a police check

Various Jobs at Ministry of Water and Environment- Government Jobs in Uganda

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following posts now available in the Water and Sanitation Development Facility Component (WSDF) of the Ministry of Water and Environment. The WSDF component has regional branches in South Western Uganda (Mbarara), Northern Uganda (Lira), Eastern Uganda (Mbale) and Central Uganda (Wakiso).
Preferred Skills:

Appointments will be on a two-year contract term subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance. Candidates may be posted to any of the Regional offices and will be required to frequently carry-out field trips in the area of coverage.

Project Background:
The Water and Sanitation Development Facility (WSDF) is a funding mechanism of the Ministry of Water and Environment for water and sanitation investments at community level. The activities implemented under the Water and Sanitation Development Facility Programme include water supply infrastructure development (new investment, rehabilitation, and major extensions), a comprehensive software and sanitation promotion programme in small towns and rural growth centres.

Applications and Curriculum Vitae together with certified copies of academic and professional qualifications should be addressed to: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment,
P. O. Box 20026, Kampala and should reach his office not later than 29th April 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

1.0 MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST (01 Vacancy)

Reports to: Regional Branch Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:
• To review, customize and ensure application of the Programme M&E indicators.
• Participate in preparation of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for technical consultants and contractors.
• Develop and coordinate all M&E schedules to be implemented by stakeholders handling the monitoring function.
• Conduct periodic Monitoring and Evaluation and develop M&E reports highlighting progress of implementation and recommending key areas requiring redress.
• Carryout any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should have a Degree in Economics, Socio-Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies or related field from a recognized University.
• Possession of Post Graduate qualification in Project Monitoring and Evaluation/Project Planning and
Management is a must.

Experience: At least five years experience in a related field. Experience in a water related field will be added advantage.

2.0 ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION SPECIALIST (01 Vacancy)

Reports to: Regional Branch Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Evaluate the environmental sanitation situation in the target RGCs at the time of application identify
the necessary interventions to improve the situation and carry out follow up surveys.
• Participate in preparation of ToRs and RFPs to guide designers and implementers on environmental
sanitation activities required.
• Review the EIA and EMP developed by the Design Engineer and make recommendations on mitigation
measures for the facilities during construction and operation of the facilities.
• Together with key stakeholders, develop Sanitation related M&E tools.
• Review achievement of sanitation goals.
• Develop and coordinate all sanitation supervision schedules for the WSDF Regional Branch.
• Support the ST/RGC in designing, implementing and safeguarding catchment protection measures, waste water disposal measures and mitigation plans during implementation.
• Prepare evaluation reports highlighting progress in the implementation of sanitation activities and
recommending areas requiring redress.
• Carryout any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health Science/ Public Health related field from a
recognized University/Institution.
• Possession of a Post Graduate qualification in Environmental Health/Water related field is a must.
Experience: At least five years experience in a related Field.

3.0 ADMINISTRATOR (01 Vacancy)

Reports to: Regional Branch Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Handle public relation matters for the WSDF Branch
• Maintain and update asset registers and asset maintenance in accordance with GoU laws and regulations
• Administration of vehicles and asset use
• Collaborate with the Head Human Resources in the Ministry to handle personnel matters including
identifying capacity needs and recommending relevant training.
• Ensure that the Facility Branch complies with all Government Statutory regulations.
• Organizing staff meetings
• Assist in preparation of presentations and reports using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Maintaining office equipment, making travel arrangements, monitoring stationery.
• Carry-out any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should have a Bachelors Degree in Administration, Social-Sciences or a related field from a recognized
University/Institution.
• Possession of a relevant post graduate qualification is must.

Experience and competences:
• At least three years experience in a related field.
• Demonstrated skill in MS packages.
• Ability to work as part of a team, take initiative and excellent command of English in written and verbal communications.

4.0 PROJECT ENGINEER (03 Vacancies)

Reports to: Engineering Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain water resources data and developments in the region.
• Participate in preparation of ToRs for technical consultants and contractors.
• Review technical plans and reports, O&M arrangements.
• Supervise consultants and contractors.
• Spot check validity of technical (water and sanitation) issues in consultants’ reports.
• Participate in preparation of monthly/quarterly/ annual technical reports.
• Participate in Preparation of monthly/quarterly/ annual technical work plans.
• Assist in Monitoring of project progress.
• Carryout any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should have a BSc. Degree in Civil Engineering/ Water Engineering from a recognized University.
• Possession of an added qualification in Water related field will be an added advantage.

Experience: At least two years experience in a related Field.

5.0 SOCIOLOGIST (1 Vacancy)

Reports to: Community Development Specialist

Duties and responsibilities:
• Carry out training and advocacy at community level on hygiene and sanitation matters.
• Coordinate the preparation for community inception meetings.
• Prepare and carrying out sensitization programmes to stakeholders at District level on utilization and
maintenance of water schemes and sanitation issues.
• Participate in mobilization of communities with a view of ensuring their involvement in and ownership
of water schemes being developed.
• Participate in preparation of monthly and quarterly work plans and performance reports thereof for the
management’s consideration.
• Ensure the integration of gender issues during the project implementation and management.
• Collaborate with NGOs and other actors in the region to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in
allocation of resources during the project implementation.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Sociology as a one of the major subjects, from a
recognized University/ Institution.

Experience:
• At least two years as sociologist in water related field.
• Knowledge and experience in gender analysis will be an added advantage.

6.0 SURVEYOR (02 Vacancy)

Reports to: Engineering Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare detailed topographical surveys for installation sites and routes of pipelines.
• Maintain survey data and developments in the region.
• Spot check validity of technical (water and sanitation) issues in consultants’ reports.
• Review technical plans and reports.
• Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual technical reports.
• Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual technical work plans.
• Participate in other project activities including attending various sector related meetings,
workshops, seminars, reviews and functions.
• Perform any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager or immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: Should possess a degree in Surveying from a recognized university/Institution.
Experience: Should have worked for at least two years in a related field.

7.0 ENGINEERING ASSISTANTS (06 Vacancies)

Reports to: Project Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist to maintain water resources data and developments in the region.
• Participate in preparation of ToRs for technical consultants and contractors.
• Assist in supervision of consultants and contractors.
• Spot check validity of technical (water and sanitation) issues in consultants’ reports.
• Participate in preparation of monthly/quarterly/ annual technical reports.
• Participate in Preparation of monthly/quarterly/ annual technical work plans.
• Assist in monitoring of project progress.
• Carry-out any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager or immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should have a Diploma in Civil Engineering/Water Engineering or related field from a recognized
University/Institution.
• Possession of an added qualification in Water related field will be an added advantage.
Experience: At least two years experience in a related Field.

8.0 DRAUGHTS ASSISTANT (01 Vacancy)

Reports to: Surveyor

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare drawings of major components of works to sufficient scale and described in sufficient detail to
permit quantity take off and preparation of cost estimates.
• Prepare working drawings for submission, tender documentation and construction.
• Create bills of materials.
• Maintain proper record of scheme lay-out drawings, technical plans and as-built drawings.
• Maintain site standards.
• Review technical plans and drawings (both technical nd quality checks).
• Maintain the requisite standards (both technical and quality) of the drawings produced by the
engineering department.
• Spot check validity of technical (water and sanitation) issues in consultants’ reports.
• Assist in implementation of projects from design, documentation to construction and completion.
• Liaise as required with sub-contractors and engineers.
• Participate in other project activities including attending various sector related meetings, workshops, seminars, reviews and functions.
• Carryout any other duties assigned by the Regional Branch Manager or immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Should possess a minimum of a Diploma in Architecture/ Building Drafting (Architecture) from a
recognized Institution/ University.
• Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer software for preparation of technical drawings/
designs/presentations e.g. AutoCAD, Arch CAD etc.
• Should be familiar with local authorities’ requirements.

Experience: Should have worked for at least three years in a related field.

9.0 ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (02 Vacancies)

Reports to: Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Preparing books of accounts for purposes accountability.
• Maintains contract ledger for various contract ledger for various contract works.
• Carries out bank reconciliation.
• Produces financial reports.
• Processing payment document.
• Maintains cash book.
• Making authorized petty cash payments.
• Banking and withdrawal of funds.
• Filling of accounting records.
• Reports to the Branch Accountant.

Minimum Qualifications: Diploma in Accounting from a recognized University/ Institution. Professional
qualification (Level II) will be an added advantage.

Experience:
• At least two years as an accounts assistant.
• Knowledge and experience in local and central
government accounting procedures will be added
advantage.

10.0 STORES ASSISTANT (03 Vacancies)

Reports to: Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities:
• To Receive and record invoices and supplies
• To check and verify invoices and issue notes
• To ensure proper storage of stores
• To supervise vehicles loading and offloading
• To take stock of stores
• To record damaged, obsolete and expired stores
• To maintain stores records
• To issue store in accordance with the established procedures
• To control and maintain inventory levels
• To Use computer to input and retrieve data
• To follow up on orders to ensure that materials are delivered on promised dates

Minimum Qualifications: Should possess Uganda Certificate of Education with a least 5 passes including
credits in Mathematics and English. Should have a certificate in Stores Management.

Experience
• At least one year as a stores assistant.
• Demonstrated customer services attitude and experience with computer data entry.

LINKAGE COORDINATOR Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: LINKAGE COORDINATOR TEST AND TREAT PROJECT- MASAKA
Reports To: Test and Treat Coordinator
Job Summary: He/she will ensure that all identified HIV positives access linkages of
patients into care and follow up for patients lost to care. The person will work closely with sub county focal persons and VHTs to ensure appropriate and timely linkage of clients to care facilities and track all those who will be lost to care.

Duties and responsibilities:
Provide technical assistance to the project team in implementation of demand creation for HCT and ART
Ensure all clients are linked to care and treatment facilities
Support training of lay cadres with regard to linkage to care and follow up
Work with sub county focal persons, to monitor and supervise activities of VHTs with regard to linkage and follow up.
Ensures that standard procedures are in place that ensure ethical issues with regard to follow up are adhered to.
Document all lessons and best practices with regard to linkages for replication to
other AHF-Uganda Cares sites and partners.

Qualification and Experience: Bachelors degree in social sciences, counselling or a
Registered Nursing Officer. He/She should have requisite training and experience as a
community /social worker or nurse in an HIV/AIDS service organization. Additional training in community mobilization, HIV and ART counselling are an added advantage.
Minimum of 3 years experience working in this position
Physical Demands: Must be able to ride a motorcycle.
Certificates and Licenses: Should have a valid registration with governing bodies.
Language/cultural preferences: This position requires someone who is conversant
with the local language and cultures in the region.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Job Vacancy in Uganda- Masaka

Job Title: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN TEST AND TREAT PROJECT - MASAKA
Reports To: Test and Treat Coordinator
Job Summary: The laboratory technician will coordinate and ensure quality HCT and
other HIV related laboratory services are provided at all collaborating sites. He/She will also provide training on rapid testing methodologies and manage the logistics for test kits and other medical supplies required by the project.

Duties and responsibilities:
Participate in planning and overseeing support supervision activities for the laboratory function of project sites.
Oversee laboratory services and ensures standard and current practices for HCT and ART are in place for maintaining high quality of services and maximizing the use of all resources.
Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for HCT and ART for all staff involved with the project.
Participate in the development and replication of laboratory protocols and practices for all participating health facilities.
Conduct quality control checks for HIV test kits, CD4 machines and all related project laboratory infrastructure.
Conduct quality assurance and control for all laboratory related project activities.
Spearhead inventory control management for all project laboratory supplies and reagents.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will directly work with and supervise health center
staff, field testing teams as well as other CSO partners

Education and Experience: Diploma in Laboratory technology from a recognized institution. A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position. Must be registered with the Allied Health Council.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their application letters, C.V and photocopies
of academic certificates indicating at least 3 professional referees with their
telephone contacts and email not later than 21st April 2011, 5.00pm.
Note: Indicate the post applied for on the envelope.

Attention:
The Country Program Director
AHF Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 1A Baker Road
P. O. Box 22914 Kampala
Phone: 0414 346 311
AHF Uganda Cares is an equal opportunity employer

COUNSELOR COORDINATOR TEST AND TREAT PROJECT- Job Based in Masaka

Job Title: COUNSELOR COORDINATOR TEST AND TREAT PROJECT - MASAKA
Reports To: Test and Treat Coordinator
Summary: The job will entail coordinating all the activities related to counselling including training of service providers including lay providers on basic counselling skills, adherence counselling. In addition this person will monitor quality of counselling services offered by the various service providers.

Duties and responsibilities:
Provide sound technical assistance to the project team in the implementation of routine counselling and testing
Support training of counselors and lay cadres on HCT and ART.
Plan and undertake mentorship and support supervision of all counseling activities for project implementation sites.
Ensures up to date practices are in place aimed at maintaining high quality of counseling.
Participates in the development, dissemination and establishment of HIV and ART counselling protocols and practices at all project sites.
Participates in designing and determining patient flow systems for HCT and ART at different sites to achieve maximum efficiency.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will directly work with and supervise health centre staff, field testing teams as well as other CSO partners. Focus will be on cadres responsible for providing counseling of any nature on the project

Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Nursing Officer with requisite training and experience as a counselor trainer and counselor. Possession of a certificate in HIV prevention and ART counselling. Minimum of 3-5 years experience or more in a similar position.

Skills: Should have good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills of both English and luganda. Ability to express oneself in the other locally usable languages is an added advantage.

Certificates and Licenses: Should have a valid registration with governing bodies.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their application letters, C.V and photocopies
of academic certificates indicating at least 3 professional referees with their
telephone contacts and email not later than 21st April 2011, 5.00pm.
Note: Indicate the post applied for on the envelope.

Attention:
The Country Program Director
AHF Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 1A Baker Road
P. O. Box 22914 Kampala
Phone: 0414 346 311
AHF Uganda Cares is an equal opportunity employer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Job Vacancy at AHF Uganda Cares

Job Title: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TEST AND TREAT PROJECT - MASAKA
Reports To: Test and Treat Coordinator
Job Summary: To provide administrative, secretarial and management support to the Uganda test and treat project.

Key Tasks
Secretarial:
Coordinates and schedules appointments, meetings and cancels meetings and appointments as requested in a timely manner
Keeps records of documents in a retrievable manner according to AHF guidelines
Creates and maintains filing system in an organized manner
Records, and take minutes of meetings accurately and circulates them in a timely Manner

Administration:
Maintains adequate stocks of office supplies
Tracks inventory of office equipment and ensures that all equipments are well maintained.
Keeps all original documents pertaining to motor vehicles and equipments in safe custody
Liases with drivers to ensure that motor vehicles are well maintained, with up to date insurance cover

Management of petty cash:
Requisitions for petty cash replenishment to ensure adequate cash at all times
Ensures timely delivery of payment requisitions to secretariat Monitors cash expenditure and reports to the T&T coordinator as appropriate Updates the petty cash book on a day to day basis Keeps safe custody of petty cash

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will directly work with and supervise the driver and maintenance worker

Education and experience: A Degree or equivalent in Secretarial Studies from a recognized institution;
Strong secretarial skills and computer skills including proficiency with MS Word, spreadsheets, e-mail, Publisher and Power Point; A minimum of 3years relevant work experience with a reputable organization

Other desired skills: Fluency in English; excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills; note taking and typing skills; ability to work in a team.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their application letters, C.V and photocopies
of academic certificates indicating at least 3 professional referees with their
telephone contacts and email not later than 21st April 2011, 5.00pm.
Note: Indicate the post applied for on the envelope.

Attention:
The Country Program Director
AHF Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 1A Baker Road
P. O. Box 22914 Kampala
Phone: 0414 346 311
AHF Uganda Cares is an equal opportunity employer

AHF Uganda Cares Job Vacancy

AHF Uganda Cares Program is a collaboration with the Ministry of Health to provide HIV/AIDS care including, antiretroviral treatment care, basic care and palliative care, psychosocial support, HIV testing and Prevention; training and other related services. To meet the above needs, the Program desires to recruit skilled, committed, self driven and results oriented individuals to fill the following posts:

Job Title: TEST AND TREAT COORDINATOR - MASAKA
Reports To: Prevention Program Manager
Job summary: This is a leadership and management position whose major roles are planning, budgeting, coordination, advocacy, human resource management, logistics management and reporting.

Duties and responsibilities:
He/she is responsible for continuous advocacy and marketing of ‘test and treat’ at implementation level
Attends and participates in partnership meetings that input into and foster test and treat
Schedules and organizes partnership meetings
Works closely with a select team to plan for, budget and manage finances related to test and treat
Maintains adequate stocks of supplies and logistics by ensuring timely reporting, correct forecasting and efficient utilization of resources
Maintains adequate provider staffing in the healthcare center to ensure smooth flow of patients.
Maintains provider productivity to standards set by AHF management.
Ensures timely and quality program and MoH reports are submitted
Works with health center and district staff to ensure quality services are delivered

Supervisory responsibilities: Directly supervises 7 employees both medical and nonmedical.

Education and Experience: Medical Doctor with at least 3 years field experience; or
BA in Social sciences; SWASA with 5 years experience in an HIV/AIDS field; or BSc degree in Nursing with at least 5 years experience. Added experience working in an HIV/AIDS field coordinating field activities, higher degree e.g MPH with valid/relevant, Registrations & licenses

SKILLS: Should have good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills of both English and luganda. Ability to express oneself in the other locally usable languages is an added advantage.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Must be adept at using MS office applications such as M/S Word, Office, Excel.

Certificates and Licenses: Should have a valid registration with governing bodies. Physical Demands: Must be able to ride a motorcycle.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their application letters, C.V and photocopies
of academic certificates indicating at least 3 professional referees with their
telephone contacts and email not later than 21st April 2011, 5.00pm.
Note: Indicate the post applied for on the envelope.

Attention:
The Country Program Director
AHF Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 1A Baker Road
P. O. Box 22914 Kampala
Phone: 0414 346 311
AHF Uganda Cares is an equal opportunity employer

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