UNICEF Job Opportunity in Uganda- Child Protection Specialist

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist

Closing Date: Sunday, 15 May 2011


UNICEF Kampala, George Street, Kampala

Type of Appointment : Temporary Duration: One year Level of position: L3

Purpose of the Position The purpose of the Temporary Assignment is to provide technical support to UNICEF Uganda in its role of Secretariat for the UN Child Protection Focal Point system for cross-border coordination in LRA affected countries (Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda). The objective of this UN Child Protection Focal Point system is to enhance cross-border coordination and information sharing amongst UN Offices across the four countries affected by grave child rights violations committed by the LRA, including killing and maiming of children, abductions, recruitment and grave sexual violence.

The UN CP Focal Point for Uganda will coordinate on information exchange and cooperation in line with established standards and procedures to address grave child rights violations committed by the LRA. The incumbent of the post will work in close collaboration with the UNICEF Uganda Child Protection team, the UNICEF Regional Office (ESARO) as well as UNICEF Headquarter to:

I. Serve as a primary point of contact within Uganda on grave child rights violations committed by the LRA and serve as a first point of contact for coordination with relevant military and non-military stakeholders for care and potential cross-border repatriation and family reunification of children escaped, released or rescued from the LRA in line with the Operational Plan for Cross Border Repatriation, Care and Reunification of Children escaped or rescued from the LRA in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda, and related Guiding Principles (October 2009)

II. Contribute to the development of regional and cross-border strategies on monitoring, reporting, responding to and preventing grave child rights violations committed by the LRA across the affected countries and share real-time information related thereto.

Duties and responsbilties: Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection Section, and in collaboration with Child Protection Specialist in Uganda CO, UNICEF Regional Office and UNICEF Headquarter, the candidate will carry out the following tasks:
1. Contribute to the implementation and the regular updating of the Operational Plan for Cross Border Repatriation, Care and Reunification of Children escaped or rescued from the LRA in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda; and related Guiding Principles (October 2009). 2. To strengthen the existing coordination mechanisms within Uganda through streamlining the convening and information sharing process as well as the roles and responsibilities between the various actors to support the repatriation, reception and reinsertion of children formerly associated with the LRA. 3. Contribute to the Operationalization of the UPDF Standard Operating Procedures for Reception and hand over of children separated from the LRA. 4. Contribute to the development of joint advocacy messages for use with national governments, groupings of Member States (e.g. EU, AU), Permanent Missions to the UN, political and peacekeeping departments within the UN system, and other influential actors (e.g. World Bank); 5. Contribute to the preparation of a harmonized sub-section on LRA cross-border activities in the country Global Horizontal Notes (GHNs), consistent with the related sub-sections in the other country GHNs, to be transmitted to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) by the respective country level Task Forces on MRM for onward submission to the Security Council Working Group (SCWG); 6. Provide input to the new annual Secretary-General’s report on Cross-border Child Protection Concerns, building information gathered by and shared amongst the four UN CP Focal Points with additional emphasis on cross-border analysis and recommendations.

Qualifications Reqired:

Education: Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences preferably in Anthropology, Social Development or International Laws or other related field.

Work Experience: - 8 years of professional (incl. management, coordination and technical guidance) work experience in programming for children affected by armed conflict - Thorough understanding of the issues and complexities of child protection in emergencies - Ability to analyse, synthesise information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders - Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other organizations working coordination and collation of information, analysis nd recommendations - Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system; ability to work in an international or multicultural environment. - Capacity to manage various tasks simultaneously in planning, implementing, and monitoring a complex project over an extended period. Working experience in developing countries

Competency Profile: i) Core Values (Required) • Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required) • Working with People
• Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies (Required) • Leading • Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analyzing
• Relating and Networking • Deciding and Initiating Action • Applying Technical Expertise ] iv) Technical Knowledge
• Knowledge of programming for preventing and responding to children associated with armed forces and groups and of UNICEF Global and Regional priorities and strategies in related area.

Language:
Fluency in oral and written English is essential; knowledge of French language is an advantage.

Other skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, high-level report-writing skills

Please send your application to: cayado@unicef.org

Only short-listed candidates will be apprached.

Female professionals are encouraged to apply.

UNDP Job opportunity in Uganda- Ugandan Nationals Only should apply

Job Title: National Consultancy- Mid-Term Evaluation of the Northern Uganda Early Recovery Project- Ugandan Nationals Only, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 16 May 2011



Background

The Northern Uganda Early Recovery Project (2009-2011) is a joint project of UNDP, WFP, and WHO to support the rapid and self-sustainable recovery of the conflict-affected returning population and their communities through an integrated service delivery and community-based recovery approach. There are 4 components under this joint project, namely: (1) Resettlement and Recovery Support, (2) Livelihoods, (3) Health, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS, and (4) Peace-Building and Conflict Resolution.

Since 2009, the project has been implemented jointly by WFP, WHO and UNDP. At the National level the project is overseen by the Project Management Steering Committee (PMSC) and at the District level the Project Coordination Committee (PCC) works closely with the Implementing partners in order to maintain close monitoring of attainment of outcomes. Due to various factors, project implementation started later than had earlier on been envisaged, and some achievements have been made so far. Per project document, a Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) is required to be carried out after the first year of implementation. This Terms of Reference gives an outline of the framework and expectations of key stakeholders on the basis of the MTE and the expected deliverables that are expected to provide input for re-aligning the project towards its logical conclusion.

Overall goal of the project:

To support the rapid and self-sustainable recovery of at least 30 percent of the 228,190 persons across 16-subcounties, the conflict affected returning population and their communities through an integrated service delivery and nutritional services within two years.

Specific objectives:

Objective 1: To facilitate resettlement and recovery among the target population through enhancing the physical and organizational assets in 16 sub-counties that are areas of return. (UNDP&WFP);

Objective 2: To improve the production capacity and income of 10,000 households (60,000 individuals) through agricultural and non-agricultural activities and access to credit and savings in two (2) years. (UNDP&WFP);

Objective 3: To improve the health, nutritional, and HIV/AIDS status of at least 30% of the 228,190 persons in 16 sub-counties and uphold their right to health through improved accessed to quality health and nutritional services (WHO); and

Objective 4: To allow 16 sub-counties where people have returned to engage in peace building and conflict prevention processes involving women, youth, religious, and cultural/local leaders within the project period (UNDP).



Outputs:

Objective 1:

1.1 - Community access roads that connect target population to basic services are opened and serviceable;
1.2 - Land at selected de-gazetted IDP camps and areas of return restored and sustainably managed;
1.3 - Capacity of two District Local Governments to implement participatory development management strengthened.

Objective 2:

2.1 - Agricultural production and productivity of 6,000 households increased through provision of agricultural inputs and training;
2.2 - Economic opportunities of 2,000 households diversified through provision of non-agriculture skill training and access to savings and financial resources;
2.3 - Annual per capita increase in marketable surplus of staple foods (maize, beans) sold through farmer association members (disaggregated by gender and commodity type);
2.4 - Alternative sources of income of 2,000 farmer households increased through community based integrated fish farming.

Objective 3:

3.1 - Access to basic medical services is assured in the project area by ensuring availability of essential drugs at health facility and community levels and providing outreach services to areas without health facilities;
3.2 - Early detection and prompt response to epidemic outbreaks is assured through strengthening of the HMIS and surveillance system and stockpiling of drugs and medical supplies;
3.3 - Access to essential life saving preventive interventions assured in project area. This is through support to pulse immunization and child days and establishment of preventive services for neglected diseases such as sleeping sickness and lymphatic filariasis.
3.4 - Humanitarian response, return and early recovery activities are well coordinated and duplication prevented through coordination meetings and mapping of interventions to identify gaps (who, where and what).

Objective 4:

4.1 - Local communities are made aware of mediation and dialogue in the resolution of conflicts reconciliation and moral recovery;
4.2 - Mediation services, dialogues, and reconciliation activities involving the youth, women, cultural, religious, and local leaders in 16 sub-counties and two districts are strengthened;
4.3 - At least 480 women and youth from 16 peace rings are engaged in participatory reconciliation and peace-building initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific tasks for the Consultant:

Review partners' individual work plans and their consistency/coherence with the overall project document and with each other; conduct detailed assessments of activities implemented so far and the extent to which the overall project goal and individual project objectives and outputs have been achieved.
Assess the degree of involvement of counterpart Government partners and local communities in the identification, prioritization, planning and implementation of sub-projects and prospects for sustainability.
Assess the institutional, technical, operational and financial capacities, as well as the absorption capacity of the Contractors or the Implementing partners. The content of the assessment/scope of work will include the following key issues: Collecting data about outputs, their relevance, quality and quantity (services, products); assessment of constraints which explain present level of performance; any developments that may have resulted in changes in project targets, time frame and or costs;
Analyze the synergies/complementarity with the implementing partners' ongoing activities and propose ways of ensuring effective and efficient linkage between the partner's activities and NUERP
Identify any significant changes in the operating environment within the target sub-counties that would impact on implementation during the last year of project implementation;
Recommend overall project level as well as component and sub-project level measures that must be taken in order to ensure attainment of project objectives and outputs and any adjustments that may be required in the project content, targets, time frame and cost

Output /Deliverables:

Meeting with all stakeholders in Kampala and presentation of an inception report prior to the start of the field work;
Debriefing of stakeholders (presentation of key findings and recommendations) in Kampala at the end of the field mission and incorporation of comments;
A detailed report addressing all questions raised above and any other aspects that may contribute to the realization of the overall goal of NUERP.

NOTE: The evaluation will be conducted within a period of 20 days. A detailed report should be presented to UNDP within 15 days after the field exercise.

Competencies

Very good experience in Project Management and Project design
Very good research and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills
People management and conflict resolution skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master's Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience:

Minimum 5 years experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects at the national or international levels.
Knowledge of the local culture in the project area would be an added advantage.

Language:

Fluency in English is required.

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 Uganda Shillings in 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=23134

Action Against Hunger Job Opportunity in Uganda

Job Title: Administration Coordinator

Closing Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Job Objectives:

Objective 1: ADMINISTRATION

Activities (National Staff): (Total of about 200 national staff) • Discussing and making decisions of “right-sizing” in coordination with the Country Director, when needed • Implementing a training policy (defining the needs, searching for options and follow-up), • Responsible for Admin trainings in the mission for Admin staff and other profiles staff. • Keeping all the internal regulations and administrative procedures of the mission updated in accordance with the Ugandan Employment Act & ACF Staff regulations, • Responsible for general staff management in coordination with the Technical Coordinators, • Management and supervision (including staff reviews) of the administrative staff (Admin/finance Assistant, Capital HR Officer, Base Admin, Cleaners, Housekeepers,), • Maintaining and updating the national staff personnel files: staff individual forms, contracts, identification papers, warning letters, proof of dependants, holiday, NSSF, insurance, etc. • Making sure that job descriptions are updated (in coordination with Technical Coordinators), • Recruitment and interviewing with Technical Supervisor,

Activities (International Staffs staff):

• Administrative and financial briefing to the new International Staffs, • Responsible for International Staff’s administrative file: work permit/visa with immigration, registration with respective embassy, break, annual leave, tickets flights, vaccination, local insurance, taxation, timesheet, fiche retour.. • Responsible for International Staff’s living conditions in Kampala: organization and running supplies of the Kampala guest house, food, hygiene products, per diem… • Liaison with NY on all the relevant information about International Staffs, • Keeping proper files updated concerning medical coverage and insurance of International Staffs,

Activities (General): • Organizing and running the Administration Department, • Responsible of rental contract: legal aspects for premises and vehicles, • Following up all insurance policies (Workers compensation, health insurance, Public Liability, Car insurances, fire and burglary, machinery breakdown) and ensuring that all of them remain relevant, efficient and valid, as well as all the insurance claims, • Following the legal issues (court cases etc.) in collaboration with the lawyer if needed, under the direct supervision of the Country Director • Participating at the coordination meetings, • Participating in the country strategy planning, • Administrative meetings with the admin team, • Organizing meetings with Staff Representatives (and elections), • Organizing disciplinary panels when needed, • ACF representation when needed , • Contacts with other NGO Administrators in Uganda, to share problems/solutions etc.

Objective 2: ACCOUNTANCY Activities (Accounting): (Kampala,Gulu, Lira, Moroto and Kaabong) • Checking that all the expenses made in Uganda are: - AUTHORIZED (through signed order forms) and so related to financed budgets, - Reasonable (that Prices and Quantities are justified and that quotations are got) - Properly justified (quality of the invoices/receipts, description, etc.) - Properly entered in the accountancy (accounting/budget codes, etc.) • Checking-up on all the expenses made in HQ or other missions for Uganda (intercos): accounting/budget codes, • Monthly report: saga, treasury sheet, burn report, class 4, • Following Advances on indemnity (expats), • Following loans and advance to local staff, • Making sure that the proper files are sent on time to the NY Finance Dept. • Supervising the proper filing of the accountancy (both chronological and financial per budget) • Sending comments/questions to Base about irregularities in their accountancy and making sure to get feedbacks • Responsible of internal and external audits. • As the mission is funded through numerous WFP grants, which ask for a monthly follow up of original accountabilities for reimbursement : implementation and follow up of a strict system that allows this to happen. • Follow up of reimbursements and financial issues with donors.

Activities (Cash/Bank flows) • Cash flow follow-up: Compilation of field and capital cash forecasts and sending cash request to NY; bank transfers; withdrawals; transfers to the field… • Managing bank accounts (USD and UGX): withdrawals and transfers preparation forms, statements collection, cheques deposit, continuous provisioning… • Signing and controlling the orders forms (quotations etc.) before writing the cheques, • Cash control with the Admin/Finance Assistant, • Checking bank reconciliation, • Implementing and following up the necessary procedures for a proper cash/bank management

Objective 3: FINANCE Activities: • Budget proposals in coordination with the coordination team, • Monthly Cash projection and budget follow-up (BFU) shared information to the mission and the HQ • Financial reports to donors, including regular submission of receipts to selected donors • Monthly update of Expats/National staff funding plan, • Keeping the Country Director and NY informed about any expected or encountered problem • Ensuring proper use of budgets, • Checking the “structure” expenses and implementing rules if necessary, • Responsible for internal and external audit, • Making sure that any donor specific rules are respected (supplies rules, quotations, etc.), • Being available to give explanations about Budgets (Budget lines, Balance, Extension, etc.) to any Coordinator or Manager,

Objective 4: OTHER Activities: • Capacity building of the Administration team, • Field support: field visits, transmission of relevant information on procedures, contracts, general financial info, etc… • Informing and Advising the Head of Region and Base Administrator having cash and safe responsibilities about basic rules to respect, • Being aware about costs of living and prices in Uganda, • Updating the International Staffs Per diem and living costs, in coordination with the Country Director and the Human Resources in NY, according to living costs, • Updating break allowance and break transport allowance, in coordination with the Country Director and the Human Resources in NY, according to updated prices, • Representation: attending meetings with donors when financially related, • Looking for any kind of practical administrative improvement Qualifications:

Education / specific degree / special skills : • Administration/Economics or other related field, • Mature, organized, rigorous and able to deal with stress, • A previous experience in of minimum two years in HR and finance management especially in coordination is necessary, • Knowledge of Saga (if not, appropriate training should be organized with ACF before arrival in Uganda) • Good knowledge of Excel (pivot table etc.), Word and Saga or any relevant software/Outlook • Experience with ECHO/OFDA/UN agencies rules and guidelines appreciated, • Experience with legal issues appreciated and able to work in conflict areas, • Humanitarian experience appreciated, • Training skills appreciated, • Experience in Africa appreciated.

**Please apply online with a CV and Cover Letter at http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/get-involved/jobs

Data Administrator Job Opportunity at Total

Job Title: Data Administrator

Job Ref.: GSR08

Company: Total E&P

Vacancy: Data Administration
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collect and up-load well and seimic information related to geosciences department activities. Ensure their accuracy and regularly up-date databases.extract information for end-users and edit technical documents with appropriate software.

Necessary Qualifications:

Post high-school diploma preferably in technical field.
Excellent computer application skills (ARCGIS, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Canvas)
Good communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV with a cover letter
indicating the position applied for to:
TotalEPjobs@nftconsult.com

Clearly state Job Ref.: GSR08 in the subject
line and DO NOT attach any other documents
at this point.

Merge the cover letter and CV
into word or PDF format. Scanned copies will
not be accepted.

ONLY EMAILS RECEIVED ON STATED
EMAIL WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Deadline: 16th May 2011 at 5:00pm

Social Compliance Officer Job Opportunity at Total E&P

Job Title: Social Compliance Officer

Job Ref.: GSR09-10

Vacancy: Social Compliance Officer
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor the impact of the company's activities on the local communities. This includes the facilitation of social baseline and impacts studies, and the monitoring of social impact management plans.

The position holder will also be responsible for the management of grievances and the follow-up of contractors and their service providers.



Necessary Qualifications:

Diploma in Social sciences, Anthropology or Human Resources.
Certificate of attendance at a community based training course is a plus.
Previous experience working with rural communities in Uganda, preferably in the Lake Albert area.
Knowledge of industry-community relations and the impact of industrial activities in rural communities.
Good communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to develop and maintain good relations with both internal and external stakeholders.
Preference will be given to those candidates who speak the local language for the northern and north eastern part of the Lake Albert basin.
Position holder will be located on site.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV with a cover letter
indicating the position applied for to:
TotalEPjobs@nftconsult.com

Clearly state Job Ref.: GSR09-10 in the subject
line and DO NOT attach any other documents
at this point.

Merge the cover letter and CV
into word or PDF format. Scanned copies will
not be accepted.

ONLY EMAILS RECEIVED ON STATED
EMAIL WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Deadline: 16th May 2011 at 5:00pmIf interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers

ActionAid Job Vacancy in Uganda- Local Rights Program Coordinator

Job Title: Local Rights Program Coordinator
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.

ActionAid Uganda seeks to recruit two (2) competent persons to fill the position of Local Rights Program Coordinators. The vacancies exist in the Local Rights Programs of Kapchorwa and Namutumba Districts.

Directorate: Programmes
Unit: Local Rights Program
Reports To: Program Development Manager

Role Definition:

To provide overall leadership and supervision in the planning and implementation of programs and sponsorship activities in the Local Rights Program in line with the Country Strategic Paper.

Key Result Areas:

1. Provide Leadership in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the performance of the Local Rights Program strategy and plans in accordance with the Country Strategic Paper and organizational policies.

2. Overall accounting officer to manage the budget and ensure financial control within the Local Rights Program in accordance with the Finance Policy and Procedures Manual and other organizational policies.

3. Take lead into resource mobilization for the Local Rights programs by developing concepts and proposals for identified funding priorities/gaps in line with the Local Rights Program strategy and Country Strategic Paper.

4. Supervise, motivate, appraise staff and build the capacity of staff and partners in line with the HRP and other organizational policies and procedures.

5. Develop, maintain linkages and provide technical support to strategic local and District movements, networks and coalitions in line with the Local Rights Program strategy, Country Strategic Paper and partnerships guidelines.

6. Plan and coordinate sponsorship activities within the Local Rights Program in line with Sponsorship Policy and communication guidelines.

7. Plan and Coordinate field monitoring activities and provide periodic reports on the Local Rights program work.

8. Plan and Coordinate technical support to partners and communities in the Implementation and documentation of alternative models and best practices for shared learning in line with Accountability Learning & Planning Systems.

Critical Competences:
• Partner capacity assessment and building
• Child sponsorship methodologies
• Networking and community mobilisation
• Documenting, record management and reporting
• Fundraising and resource mobilization
• Poverty and Gender analysis
• People Management skills
• Communication
• Planning and Budgeting
• Resources management
• Financial Management and Control
• Leadership skills
• Project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
• Advocacy and lobbying skills
• Negotiation skills

Person Specifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor in Development Studies or appropriate Social Science discipline or its equivalent with at least 3-4 years relevant experience from a reputable organization. A relevant post graduate qualification is an added advantage.

Applications should be sent with a CV, cover letter and contact names and details of at least three (3) referees to:-

The HROD Director,
ActionAid International Uganda,
P.O. Box 676, Kampala

Not later than 13th May 2011. We will respond only to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International is an equal opportunities employer.

Mungereza and Kariisa Job Opporutnity in Uganda

We are looking for a Tax Manager with relevant experience and results oriented and should also be professionally qualified ACCA, CPAS or equivalent.

Duties:-

 Clients’ tax compliance
 Providing advice to the firm and our clients on Tax matters.
 Training and supervision of staff and any other duties that may be assigned by the partners.
Candidates with self drive and innovation should submit their written applications to our offices by 20th May 201.

Mungereza and Kariisa
Certified Public Accountants
P.O.Box 6565 Kampala
Email: accountants @fmungereza.co.ug

Programme Advisor Job Opportunity in Goal Uganda

Job Title: Programme Advisor

GOAL is an International Humanitarian Organisation working in Uganda. Our mandate is to work to ensure that the poor and vulnerable are able to exercise their fundamental rights and meet their basic needs. GOAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against HIV positive people or people with disabilities. GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda’s child protection policy. GOAL is also committed to gender equality throughout the organisation and to addressing the basic rights and needs of vulnerable populations throughout the developing world by focusing on gender issues across the full range of sectors within existing policies, development strategies and priorities. GOAL reserves the right to reject any application from a candidate who is currently employed by a local partner organization.

GOAL seeks to recruit competent persons for the position of;

General Description of the Role
Reporting to the Assistant Country Director – Programmes, the Livelihoods Programmes Advisor will be responsible for developing livelihood strategies and policy for GOAL Uganda to improve future effectiveness and impact. He/She will be responsible for learning and building on current successes to ensure that more of our poor procedures and consumers are able to sustanibaly access and benefit from opening markets.

Requirements (Essential)
• University Degree in livelihoods or related discipline;
• Minimum of five years livelihood project management experience at international level;
• Very good knowledge of; household food security, markets and value chain addition and savings and loans;
• Proven ability to write good project concepts, familiar with log frames and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
• Proven ability to develop successful donor proposals and high quality reports, good command of English;
• Working knowledge of computer packages like Ms Word, Excel and email communication.

Desirable
• Experience of working for international organisations and international NGOs Management qualifications;
• Working knowledge of major donors including USAID, EU, and major donor government development agencies


Applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including current or most recent employer) & daytime contact number by 16h May 2011. Only Short listed applicants will be contacted. Applications should be hand delivered or sent to:
The Human Resource and Administration Coordinator, GOAL Uganda, P.O. Box 33140, Kampala, Lubbobo Close, Muyenga, next to DED or email to: vacancies@goaluganda.com

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job at Goal Uganda- based in Pader

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job Location: - Pader/Agago (with possible return to Kampala after 2011)

GOAL is an International Humanitarian Organisation working in Uganda. Our mandate is to work to ensure that the poor and vulnerable are able to exercise their fundamental rights and meet their basic needs. GOAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against HIV positive people or people with disabilities. GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda’s child protection policy. GOAL is also committed to gender equality throughout the organisation and to addressing the basic rights and needs of vulnerable populations throughout the developing world by focusing on gender issues across the full range of sectors within existing policies, development strategies and priorities. GOAL reserves the right to reject any application from a candidate who is currently employed by a local partner organization.

GOAL seeks to recruit competent persons for the position of;



Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Pader/Agago (with possible return to Kampala after 2011)

General Description of the Role
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will have a prime responsibility for tracking the program’s indicators and targets, through developing and up dating a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation systems for GOAL and partners and partner CBOs. Working closely with the project team and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team, she/he will support development of systems for knowledge management, documenting and sharing emerging lessons from the project as well as implementing the country M&E work plan by providing M&E support to all Northern Uganda projects i.e. HIV, Protection, Education, WASH and Livelihoods. The incumbent will also functionally report to the GOAL Uganda Organisational Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator based in Kampala.

Requirements (Essential)
• Degree in Social sciences, Development studies or related, relevant discipline
• 5 years work experience in humanitarian and recovery context programming
• At least 3 years experience working in a busy M&E department with a reputable NGO.
• She/he should have demonstrated ability to design and implement M&E systems with HIV/AIDS or public health projects.
• She/he should have demonstrated ability to work with and provide technical support to CBOs with little capacity to grasp complicated concepts.
• She/he should have strong organizational and computer skills including MS Word, Excel.
• Good, demonstrable writing and communication skills in English
• Experience and ability of working in Northern Uganda
Desirable:
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to travel up to 40% from base
• Knowledge and experience working for a USAID funded programs.
• Experience with statistical packages used for data analysis like SPSS or EPI info.

WASH Project Officer – Pader/Agago

General Description of the Role
Reporting to the WASH Project Manager, the WASH Project Officer’s role will be to provide technical expertise to the organisation, supervision and monitoring of water and sanitation activities in the community, supervising a team of WASH staff, while ensuring that GOAL’s procedures and policies are adhered to in all project operations.

Requirements (Essential)

• Degree/diploma in water engineering, environment science or related field;
• At least 3 years experience in WASH promotion with a bias in CLTS in an NGO setting’
• Proven ability to manage projects and people;
• Keen to learn and develop skills;
• Ability to read and write to a high standard in English;
• Computer literate with excellent report writing skills.

Desirable
• Experience of participatory methodologies related to hygiene;
• Valid motorcycle riding permit.

WASH Promotion Assistant – Pader/Agago

General Description of the Role
This role will be within the GOAL WASH team, with strong links to all other programmes, in particular Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The post holder will also be working closely with Sub County Extension Staff, community leaders and schools. The post primarily will be involved in the promotion and monitoring of Water, Sanitation and hygiene activities in the community.

Requirements (Essential)
• At least 2 year’s experience with an NGO in a related field;
• Ability to read and write to a high standard both in English and Luo;
• Computer literate, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Proven ability to effectively motivate, and engage people;
• Keen to learn and develop skills;
• Willing to live and work in an insecure rural environment .

Desirable
• Working knowledge of CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation)
• Good local knowledge of the area
• Qualifications in community participation and or training methods

Applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including current or most recent employer) & daytime contact number by 16h May 2011. Only Short listed applicants will be contacted. Applications should be hand delivered or sent to:
The Human Resource and Administration Coordinator, GOAL Uganda, P.O. Box 33140, Kampala, Lubbobo Close, Muyenga, next to DED or email to: vacancies@goaluganda.com

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Project Officer Job Opportunity at Amref in Uganda

Job Title: Project Officer
Our client, AMREF is the largest health development organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programs in Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Employing about 700 staff AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information please visit their website www.amref.org.

EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to: Project Manager for Malaria CIDA Project

Job Objective
Based in Nakasongola, the job holder will lead the implementation of the M&E component of the Project and ensure involvement of stakeholders in strengthening and utilizing existing M&E frameworks and health management information systems.

Summary of Key Roles and Responsibility
 Participate in the formulation of project indicators and design of data collection tools, including the activity database development.
 Participate in the development/ review of key M&E documents that include; the M&E plan, PMP document and M&E work plans amongst others.
 Undertake routine monitoring, data collection, collation and entry of Malaria activities in addition to systematic filing and proper storage of data collection tools.
 Prepare Monthly and quarterly monitoring reports to inform management of project progress.
 Enhance project and local government staff, health workers and VHTs capacity to appropriately use activity report tools/ forms and appreciate the importance of M&E.
 Participate in quarterly internal data audits to avoid double counting and bias for accurate reporting.
 Design and monitor the project M&E database.
 Participate in quarterly program reviews and ensure timely submission of reports.
 Monitor and track maternal health and circulate IEC/BCC materials.
 Ensure access of health services and ITNs to pregnant women and children.
 Ensure comprehensive outreaches, distribution of LLITNs, and adoption of positive prevention.
 Other project shared duties that may be advised by your supervisor.

Qualifications and Relevant Experience
 A Degree, specialization, or post graduate training in M&E, Bio-statistical analysis, Data management, or other relevant field.
 At least 3 years experience in a similar role with an International NGO.


Contact
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, with 3 work-related referees, including copies of certificates, salary history, and available start dates to the address or e-mail below. Both envelopes and applications shall be clearly marked: ‘AMREF- Project Officer M & E’. No e-mails must exceed 2MB.

Closing date is 5 PM on Wednesday 19th May 2011.

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
Uganda

Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug

Consultant Job Vacancy at USAID in Uganda- Career Opportunity

USAID Health Care Improvement Project is seeking to hire a Consultant to run their Maternal and Newborn health services and Research components of the Project. This person will support the implementation of newborn health activities expected to contribute to reducing neonatal mortality in Uganda.

The Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project funded by USAID is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies.

The goal of the MNCH Unit is to support HCI MNCH work at all levels including both global initiatives and in-country activities. Visit our website at http://www.hciproject.org/ for more information on this project.

The goal of the Research and Evaluation Unit of the HCI Project is to support country-initiated research on institutionalization, effective design and implementation of improvement work, spread of improvement, cost effectiveness, and comparing the improvement collaborative to other improvement methodologies.

In November 2009, HCI obtained the approval of USAID/ Uganda and the MOH for starting a new program, funded by HCI core funds, to improve the quality of essential newborn care (ENC) including newborn resuscitation in Luwero and Masaka districts in Uganda. Subsequently, at the request of USAID, active management of third stage labor was incorporated into the ENC training. The improvement collaborative approach is being used to implement this program with the establishment of improvement collaboratives at both facility and community levels

In 2010, we began work to develop a comparative study that will include an evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis of the essential newborn care improvement collaborative (IC) compared to clinical content training (CCT) alone. The protocol and data collection tools for this study are already complete. HCI is seeking a consultant who will coordinate data collection and cleaning and participate in analysis and report writing.

HCI is also conducting several other research studies in Uganda. While these studies are the responsibility of other HCI staff and consultants, this consultant may be called upon to contribute to some or all of these studies as needed.


TERMS OF REFERENCE

(a) Work in close collaboration with the HCI Uganda Quality Improvement Advisor responsible for the ENC facility improvement collaboratives in Luwero and Masaka districts
(b) Communicate regularly with the Quality Improvement Advisor based at HCI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland assigned to provide technical assistance and guidance to the project
(c) Participate in bi-weekly teleconferences with the HCI Uganda Quality Improvement Advisor, the HCI Uganda COP, the HCI Quality Improvement Advisor based at HCI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, and the HCI Director of MNCH
(d) Update and coordinate with other implementing MNCH partners and stakeholders in Uganda
(e) Provide training and support in ENC and quality improvement to selected Village Health Teams in Luwero and Masaka districts in Uganda
(f) Assist in the implementation of the health facility improvement collaborative in addition to work in the community improvement collaborative
(g) Develop a workplan for implementation of improvement collaborative activities at community level and revise quarterly as indicated in collaboration with the HCI Uganda Quality Improvement Advisor, the HCI Quality Improvement Advisor based at HCI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, and the HCI Director of MNCH
(h) Be responsible for meeting the objectives in the workplan on time
(i) Ensure the quality of data collection for the comparative study and other R&E studies as needed
(j) Support the design and implementation of research on maternal and newborn health as needed
(k) Participate in the cleaning and analysis of data from the comparative study and other other R&E studies as needed
(l) Draft sections for the comparative study report and other R&E studies as needed
(m) Write a monthly report and submit to HCI Uganda and HCI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland
(n) Contribute to writing HCI quarterly and annual progress reports and other reports, as needed
(o) Other tasks as assigned

METHOD OF WORK

This person will work under supervision of HCI Chief of Party and in collaboration with the HCI project coordinator and project Quality Improvement Advisors. He/she will participate in MCH meetings, National Newborn Steering Committee meetings, and HCI staff meetings.

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT
The activities should be completed in 12 months from the date of the award of the contract.

REQUIREMENT OF THE COORDINATOR
The coordinator should:

• be knowledgeable and conversant about national MNCH health policies, newborn and child health programs, capacity building and the operation of the decentralized health system
• have advanced training at least of masters level in public health or related field (preferred)
• have clinical background in maternal/newborn health
• be fluent in English and Luganda
• be experienced in primary health care
• have a solid understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation, including quantitative skills and principles of research design
• have experience in conducting health related research
• be willing to travel within Uganda and interact with both facility and community level staff and health workers
• have good writing and presentation skills
• have effective written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
• have experience in coordination and management of project activities

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Qualified applicants must submit all relevant documents to the URC Office by 5pm on Friday, 13, May 2011. Please send your CV, photocopies of certificates and testimonials as well as names and contact information for 3 professional references to the following address or e-mail:

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 40 Ntinda II Road,
P.O Box 28745 Kampala,
UGANDA. Email: urcuganda@urc-chs.com

SALARY: Attractive and negotiable in accordance with the level of training, experience and skills mix.

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