M&E Job Vacancy at Family Health International- Uganda

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

To support our current and future initiatives in Uganda, FHI is seeking talent that includes the following skills and experience:

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Ability to provide technical oversight for the designing, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of components of the program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, including Management of Information Systems (MIS);
Knowledge of methods to help evaluate the effectiveness of technical assistance efforts and programs;
Development of quality assurance systems for programs;
Writing and compilation of professional publications and reports;
Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
Overseas experience;
BS/BA in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

If you have these skills, FHI wants to hear from you. You can register your interest in current or future opportunities online through FHI's Career Center at www.fhi.org/careercenter.

Chief Child Survival and Development Job Vacancy in UN Child Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Chief Child Survival and Development,
Job

Closing date: 13 May 2011

UN Children's Fund

Purpose

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, you will be responsible for the development, design, planning, implementation, management and technical support to Child Survival and Development Programme within the Country Programme of Cooperation2010-2014..

As head of section, you will direct a significant group of professionals and support staff to develop and administer the Child Survival and Development Programme called the Keeping Children and Mother Alive Team.

Qualification

Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field. Formal training in public health, epidemiology, water and sanitation or nutrition would be an advantage.

Ten years progressively, responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning and management in a related field, with emphasis on strategic planning.

Experience in guiding Child Survival and Development Programmes would be an asset. Experience working in programmes with a substantial cutting age information and communication technology elements would be an asset.

Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset

Key Expected Results:

Provide leadership, guidance and direction for programme monitoring and evaluation of the Child Survival and Development programme, ensuring partners’ and UNICEF monitoring framework and systems are adequate and relevant for tracking progress of relevant indicators in the RWP/CPAP/MTSP/MDGs and adequacy/ appropriateness of evaluations and studies for updating situation of children and women, preparation of mid-term review and development of a new country programme. Ensure that programme implementation is on track, through periodic meetings, individually and in groups, with the various sectoral and regional team members; support exchange of information and experience aim to identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve programme requirements and objectives.. Support cross-sectoral programming and inter-linkages and integration with other PCRs in the Country Programme of Cooperation.

As CSD specialist, participate in government and donor discussions and reviews and meetings including health development partner group, AIDS development partner groups, HPAC, SWAPs, Relevant Technical Working Groups, NDP and budget framework meetings/ reviews to advocate for children’s rights from Child Survival and Development perspective to ensure that issues of disparity reduction, equity and access are addressed and included in policy, planning and monitoring frameworks and guidelines.

Supervise the activities leading to the completion of the Situation Analysis for the Child Survival and Development Programme, and its periodic update. Keep abreast with the latest developments which have bearing on national and regional priorities and discuss the same with the Deputy Representative the Representative, and the regional programme managers. This includes participation in regional fora and programme workshops and consultations at the regional and country levels to exchange knowledge, ideas, and approaches. Formulate Child Survival and Development (CSD) programme goals and objectives and develop strategies. Supervise the preparation of the sectoral inputs to the Country Programme Recommendation and related documents, such as the Country Programme Document (CPD), Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), and Annual Work plan, etc.

As head of a large section, responsible for the overall programme management including establishment of the work-plan, monitoring compliance, and provide support and guidance to make sure objectives are met, managing the programme budget and ensuring funds are properly administered, and utilized in accordance with the Plan of Action and the programme budget allotment. In addition ensure proper human resources management directly and indirectly within the team including adequate supervision, training and performance planning and monitoring.

Competencies:

Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.

Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.

Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.

Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization’s future potential.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.

Identifies urgent and potentially risky decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates organization-wide activities.

Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you. Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-000523. Applications must be received by 13 May 2011. Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Family Health International (FHI) Job Opportunity in Uganda

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

To support our current and future initiatives in Uganda, FHI is seeking talent that includes the following skills and experience:

HIV-AIDS Technical Services:

Advanced knowledge of specific technical areas related to HIV/AIDS, reproduction health, family planning, public health, and/or social science research health programs in developing countries;
HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria program management principles and technical expertise;
Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
MS/MA/MPH in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria with international development programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong written communication skills;
Technical leadership and team-building experience;
Overseas experience.

If you have these skills, FHI wants to hear from you. You can register your interest in current or future opportunities online through FHI's Career Center at www.fhi.org/careercenter.

Scholarships for Ugandans- Australian Scholarships to Ugandans can apply For

Applicants should note that the Awards programme receives large volumes of applications for its scholarships. Any applications that are incomplete, unsigned, or where the applicant does not meet all the Desired Applicant Profile criteria will be automatically rejected. We regret that we are unable to answer queries on individual applications.


Application Process:

  1. Carefully read the information given in Australia Awards for Uganda Information Pack – click here to download it in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 format, or click here for PDF format.
  2. Check your eligibility against the ‘Desired Applicant Profile’ requirements outlined on the second page of the Information Pack.
  3. Submit the documents shown in (2) below to the Australia Awards Program Manager at the details given in (6) below by 28 Feb 2011. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  4. Send a ‘proof of submission’ email to GRM-ADS as instructed at the bottom of the Preliminary Application Form once you have submitted your complete application.
  5. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Africa-wide interviews are currently scheduled for between mid-May and mid-July 2011 (although this may be subject to change so please keep checking this website). If you are shortlisted, you will be notified of the interview dates for your country, but if you are not contacted by end June 2011 you should assume your application was unsuccessful.
  6. After the interviews, all interviewees will be given an information session explaining the rest the ADS and visa application processes.
  7. All interviewees will be notified around mid-August 2011 whether they are Priority or Reserve candidates, or unsuccessful.

Applicants that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified.


(2) Application Documents

Eligible Ugandan nationals are invited to forward the following documents for consideration:

  • a fully completed and signed Preliminary Application Form (PAF) - you can download it in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 format or PDF format;
  • a current curriculum vitae in English;
  • a certified copy of your university degree(s) and transcripts;
  • a certified copy of your identity document; and
  • all other documents, statutory declarations and other requirements as given in the Checklist (Point 4) of the Preliminary Application Form.

Failure to complete the application form and submit all documentation requested will lead to automatic disqualification. No undergraduate nominations will be considered.


(3) ADS Category

Public. The public category of scholarships is intended to strengthen public sector capacity in Africa. Public sector applicants are employees from public sector organisations or training institutions including parastatals and other public sector entities.


Open.
The open category of scholarship is advertised broadly and is available to interested candidates, who apply as individuals, from both the private and public sectors.


(4) Priority Sectors

  • Mining, minerals and natural resource management (Gas and Petroleum, Mapping and Geological surveys
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Health (including MCH, HIV, Policy implementation, Information management and use of ICT and e-health)


(5) Closing date for Receipt of Applications

28 February 2011


(6) Address for Application Submissions

Postal Address:
Australia Awards Program Manager
Australian Development Scholarships
GRM International
Bag X38, Hatfield
Pretoria 0028
SOUTH AFRICA

Physical Address (for courier):
Australia Awards Program Manager
Australian Development Scholarships
GRM International
3rd Floor, Building 3,
1140 Prospect Street,
Hatfield, 0028, Pretoria,
South Africa.

If you are going to send your documents by courier, please use the Physical Address, not the Postal Address. Most courier companies will not – and should not – allow you to specify a PO Box or Bag No. as the delivery address.


Fax: +27 86 602 3719

Email: application@adsafrica.org

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD J-PACK DOCUMENTS ONLY PDF FORMAT OR WORD DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED


(7) English Language Proficiency:

To gain admission to an Australian University, applicants will need to have a level of English language competency as indicated by the following scores in an IELTS or TOEFL test:

(i) for IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 or above with no individual band less than 6.0;
(ii) for internet-based TOEFL (iBT), an Overall score of 90 or above, with a written score of no less than 23;
(iii) for paper-based TOEFL (pBT), an Overall score of 577 or above, with a written of 5.0.

The Australian universities administer the application of these requirements on a country by country basis. Applicants from Uganda do not need to prove their English Language Proficiency at this preliminary application stage, and usually do not need to prove it if selected for an award.


However, we advise successful candidates to provide one of the following proofs of English language proficiency, because it can help prevent English-proficiency problems during the process of applying for a course at an Australian Institution.

  1. Candidates that have studied at a University within the last five years which instructed in English may present an official letter from that institution indicating that the medium of instruction was English. Click here for an example.
  2. Candidates that have been out of University for longer than five years, but have worked recently in a professional environment that used English as the main language, may present a letter signed by their employer confirming that English was the medium of interaction in the workplace. Click here for an example.

In certain cases, Australian Universities may require additional proof of English even in situations where letters from the University or workplace have been provided.


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