Job Opportunity at Goal Uganda- Livelihoods Programme Advisor:

GOAL is an International Humanitarian Organisation wording 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 Of people with disabilities. GOAL is committed to the safely 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:

Livelihoods Programme Advisor:

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 sustainably access and benefit from opening markets


Job requirement

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 communi¬cation

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


How to apply

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
recent employer) & daytime contact number by 16th 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 vacancies@goaluganda.com

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Security Officer Job Opportunity at National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is positioning its self to be the leading social security provider of choice in Uganda. NSSF seeks to recruit persons with proven competencies, skills and innovativeness to the positions of Head of Information Technology and Security Officer.



JOB TITLE: SECURITY OFFICER (1 VACANCY)
REPORTS TO MANAGER ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
MAIN PURPOSE
Responsible for overall security of the Fund's Assets
MAJOR ACTIVITIES OF THE JOB
• Ensure and provide security at the Fund's offices , premises and properties.
• Supervise outsourced security firms.
• Carry out thee opening and locking of offices, take custody as well as record keys for N SSF offices.
• Liaise with external security agencies and specialized security and safety providers on matters of security of the Fund and stakeholders.
• Carry out risk and security Audits in order to advise management about improvement of security measures and procedures in the Fund
• Train and sensitize staff on security matters, vet applications of external security providers, review/ draft security policies and procedures of the Fund.
• Recommend and participate in acquisition of specialized security gadgets for the Fund


Job requirement

KEY COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
• University Degree and Training in military or police procedures and practices
• 3-5 years of security experience within the military; national or international police, security or fire brigade organization at a supervisory level
• Knowledge of intemal security policies, processes and procedures and in particular those related to the place of assignment;
• knowledge of local laws and practices related to the mission area.
• Ability to gather information from a variety of sources.
• Willingness to work extra hours or on shifts;
• Physically fit for duty;
• Emotional stability and high levels of integrity;
• A high sense of confidentiality;
• Initiative and good judgment;
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrable leadership skills Knowledge in the use and maintenance of standard security and communications equipment;
• Computer skills
• Team player


How to apply

Interested individuals should send their applications with copies of their academic and professional qualifications addressed to
the Head of Human Resources,
P. O. Box 7140 Kampala
or hand deliver them at our Head Office , Worker's House, Plot 1, Pilkington Road at the Reception on 14th Floor.
All applications should reach us not later than Monday May 23rd 2011.

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) IT Job Opportunity

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is positioning its self to be the leading social security provider of choice in Uganda. NSSF seeks to recruit persons with proven competencies, skills and innovativeness to the positions of Head of Information Technology and Security Officer.


JOB Title : HFAD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (1 VACANCY)
REPORTSTO: MANAGING DIRECTOR

MAIN PURPOSE
As a member of Senior Management team, the Head of Information Technology is responsible for planning and managing information and providing vision and strategic management of Information Technology services for NSSF.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES OFTHE JOB
1. To lead a team of 20 professionals, comprising the IT department with modem management skills, motivating, and training, developing, retaining and supervising the team.
2. To join the organization's Executive Committee (ExCo) and contribute significantly to the overall top level management of the entity across all departments, bolstering teamwork, team spirit and peer camaraderie.
3. Implement the organization's 3 year IT Strategy and be a member of the organization's IT Steering Committee, together with providing direct expert advice and guidance to the ExCo and Board of Directors on issues of IT Strategy and problem resolution.
4. To take the helm of IT System upgrade ensuring effective and efficient System design and development, testing, implementation, change management, commissioning, post audit and regular monitoring and control.
5. Develop and implement a Business Continuity Plan on which a modem betting Disaster Recovery Plan will reside, including testing and implementation.
6. Manage all IT Projects for effectiveness and efficiency by applying up to date Project Management Skills.
7. To prepare annual IT budget and manage it.
8. To prepare specifications for IT purchases
9. To develop and implement IT policies and procedures
10. To control the maintenance of hardware and software, and liaise with IT vendors
11. To monitor Systems maintenance, network administration and support
12. To map processes, procedures and tasks to changing organizational requirements.


Job requirement

THE PREFERRED CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS;
• A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or IT
• Qualification in Software Project Management and Planning
• Professional qualifications such as CCNA, OCP, DBA or MCP will be an added advantage
• 10 years IT experience with at least 5 years in a senior management position.
• Special citable hands on experience in managing large Complex IT projects in both public and the private sectors.
• Strategic and business planning skills Information Systems Security Skills Ability to effectively manage and supervise personnel and work programs
• Demonstrable leadership skills with strong intellect and vision as well as a proven track of honesty and integrity;


How to apply

Interested individuals should send their applications with copies of their academic and professional qualifications addressed to
the Head of Human Resources,
P. O. Box 7140 Kampala
or hand deliver them at our Head Office , Worker's House, Plot 1, Pilkington Road at the Reception on 14th Floor.
All applications should reach us not later than Monday May 23rd 2011.

African Palliative Care Job Opportunity for Programmes Manager

Job Title: Programmes Manager

AFRICAN PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION

JOB ADVERTISEMENT
APCA is a pan-African organisation located in the capital of Uganda, Kampala. The organisation exists to ensure that palliative care is underpinned by evidence, widely understood and integrated into all health systems to reduce pain and suffering associated with life-limiting illnesses across Africa.

APCA works through a network of national, regional and international partnerships and we are currently seeking a self- directed and highly motivated individual to join our core staff as a Programmes Manager.


The Programmes Manager has a unique role in ensuring that APCA’s vision of ensuring access to palliative care for all in need across Africa is realised in practice. He or she is responsible for coordinating all of APCA’s programmes, which aim to increase an understanding of palliative care across Africa as well as strengthening health systems by integrating this form of care.
Main areas of responsibility.
The Programmes Manager will support the Programmes Director in overseeing all APCA programmes and will ensure that APCA has compliances with all donor requirements. This will involve coordinating and guiding the programme development, planning and implementation process, based on funded and unfunded work with guidance from APCA’s strategic plan.

The Manager will liaise with the Programmes Director to ensure that relevant technical input is provided to partners for programme development, planning and implementation and will provide supervision and programme management related mentorship to programmes officers.

Education and Aptitude:
The person is expected to hold a degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or any other disciplines relevant to Programme Planning, Management and Development from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.
Job related experience and knowledge:
5 years experience in Programmes development, project planning and management with proven experience of working in Africa and a track record of effective management of PEPFAR funded programmes in a reputable organisation.

Salary
APCA will offer a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience.

How to apply
Please send your full CV, covering letter, and names of two referees to Jobs@africanpalliativecare.org addressed to:
Executive Director
African Palliative Care Association
P.O Box 72518
Kampala

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 20th May 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about APCA and to receive a full Job description, please contact us through info@africanpalliativecare.org or visit our website at www.africanpalliativecare.org

Head of Business Development (1 position) Job Opportunity in Uganda

Job Title: Head of Business Development (1 position)


Tenable in Uganda - Tenure up to 3 years


Reporting to Director General

Job Purpose

The Head of Business Development shall be accountable for development and implementation EADB’s projects and initiating strategies to support the member states’ socio-economic development. The position shall take charge of the Country Office operations and will be accountable for their overall performance.

Key responsibilities


§ Develop business strategies to ensure that the Bank achieves its mandate. Provide strategic leadership to the country office teams, coordinate their activities, set targets and monitor their overall performance;

§ Initiate, establish and maintain the Bank's business development policies and procedures; monitor and ensure their regular update and consistent application;

§ Identify, prepare and support projects and programmes;

§ Establish guidelines and monitor application to ensure that new project proposals are processed in accordance with set procedures, standards, agreed time schedules to enable sound investment decisions to be made timeously;

§ Design and implement new products to address the demands of the customers taking into consideration the bank’s socio- economic development obligations;

§ Structure and negotiate documentation for complex projects, such documents include investment agreements and security documentation for, but not limited to, secured cross border lending transactions, (Project Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, PPP/PPI, BOT or Concession Financing and/ or cross boarder capital market or corporate finance transactions (bonds, IPOs or privatizations);

§ Continuously develop, monitor and analyze the Bank’s project pipeline to ensure that the projects therein meet the bank’s quality standards;

§ Network, establish and maintain relationships with policy makers in Governments and key stakeholders in the private sector especially those in the financial sector in order to build partnerships for the Bank;

§ Study national development plans, sector studies and surveys, carryout out market research at local and international levels, analyze trends and advise management on the impact of developments in the region on EADB’s business;

§ Initiate, develop and implement information and communication strategies to increase the EADB’s visibility and position it as the regional bank of choice in development banking;

§ Develop and manage a team of highly skilled and motivated professionals to implement Bank’s development mandate and deliver quality results;

§ Provide technical guidance to the business development team in project evaluation, credit management and risk assessment;

§ Guide the department in the development of new lending products, pricing loan, lease and equity products to grow the bank’s profitability and coordinate lending activities of the Country offices;

§ Monitor in liaison with the country’s authorities, the implementation of the banks assistance program in each country and pursue opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness and development impact;

§ Maintain dialogue with all clients and resolve operational bottlenecks, ensure high quality portfolio and facilitate turning around of failing projects and enterprises; and

§ Carry out any other tasks assigned by management.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

§ A good Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Engineering , Banking, Finance, Business Administration or other relevant degree on a full-time programme from a recognised university;

§ A Masters degree in Finance, Business Administration, Development Studies, Engineering or any related field from a recognised university;

§ Professional qualifications in a related field (e.g. CFA, ACCA, CPA, ACIB);

§ At least fifteen (15) years experience in project cycle management with specific competences in project finance, structuring and negotiation, project appraisal and supervision in a commercial, merchant, or development banking environment;

§ A minimum of seven (7) years experience in a senior management role in a major banking institution;

§ Excellent analytical skills in particular financial modeling skills;

§ Profound, practical hands on structuring experience earned through the development of large projects in infrastructure and industry;

§ Extensive knowledge of project cycle management (project analysis, monitoring and evaluation);

§ Clean record of service in the banking industry with specific expertise in project planning and credit management;

§ Superior business management and negotiation skills;

§ Strategic leadership skills with demonstrated ability to drive a team to execute and deliver business objectives;

§ Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills;

§ Business acumen and results orientation;

§ Demonstrable team working and coaching skills; and

§ Excellent communications skills (oral, written and formal presentations).


The Bank may exceptionally consider applications from highly qualified applicants who are not nationals of Member States of the EADB. In such cases the appointment would be offered for a term of two years.



If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Senior Investment Officer – Project Appraisal job in Bank

Job Title: Senior Investment Officer – Project Appraisal (2 positions)



Tenable in Uganda - Tenure up to 3 years



Reporting to Appraisal Manager



Job Purpose

The Senior Investment Officer (Project Appraisal) will track and monitor the processing of client’s applications, ensuring that all projects meet specified criteria and are expeditiously handled in line with the Bank’s Investment Policy and Guidelines as amended from time to time.



Key responsibilities:

§ Support the development of appraisal guidelines and quality standards for the operations function, specifically initiate amendment of project appraisal processes to suit the changing business environment;

§ Guide investment officers in analyzing project ratios and investment evaluation;

§ Develop portfolio standards and oversee their implementation;

§ Carryout detailed analysis of all project proposals, interrogate all appraisal reports, examine adherence to governance requirements and other standards set by the Bank and assess risk factors to ensure projects meet institutional standards prior to submission to Credit Committee;

§ Gather and analyze company financial statements, industry, regulatory and economic information to determine viability of proposed investment projects;

§ Prepare reports for Credit Committee summarizing data, describing current and long term investment risks, economic influences pertinent to proposed investments and suitability of investment in view of the Bank’s standard;

§ Keep abreast with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the East African economies;

§ Develop and maintain contacts to gain market information, research and analyzes financial information to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions, for use in making investment decisions;

§ Interpret data concerning price, yield, stability, and future trends of investments and disseminate the information to investment officers and management;

§ Support the legal team in preparing investment covenants that will protect the Bank’s interests at all times and ensure that the clients meet all their obligation before handing over the projects to the project supervision team for disbursement; and

§ Carryout any other responsibilities assigned by Management.



Minimum qualification and experience

§ A finance related, engineering or other numerate degree from a recognized university;

§ Professional accounting or finance qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;

§ Relevant Post graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;

§ Minimum of 7 years similar or relevant experience in a large commercial or development bank, preferably engaged in long term funding or project financing; of which 3 should be at middle management level;

§ Hands-on/ practical experience in originating, appraising and implementing projects in a number of sectors is required;

§ Ability to structure, evaluate and close complex financial transactions using up to date methods;

§ Proven track record and substantive experience of successful investment, appraisal, analysis and recommendations is required;

§ Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations;

§ Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using Financial models;

§ Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines;

§ Experience of working with a large financial institution or multilateral organization is required while International exposure is key;

§ High level of integrity with a clean record of service; and

§ Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned tasks.


If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Project and Enterprise Support (Workout Specialist) Job Opportunity

Job Title: Project and Enterprise Support (Workout Specialist)



Tenable in Uganda - Tenure up to 3 years



Reporting to Head of Risk



Job Purpose

To facilitate the delivery of a turn-around or exit strategy to a demanding portfolio of predominantly complex and high-risk clients across the Region characterized by doubt as to their viability.



Duties and Responsibilities

§ Identify from within the Bank’s existing portfolio of projects, clients showing signs of stress, delinquency or deteriorating credit rating. In liaison with the Country Manager, transfer primary responsibility for managing an agreed number of projects out of the Country Office to the Workout Unit;

§ Manage and provide prompt workout services to rehabilitate turnaround and protect the impaired assets under the control of the Unit. Lead detailed, often complex negotiations with clients, sometimes in conjunction with Country Managers as to the opportunities available to the client and to the Bank in mitigating the risks identified, leading to a turnaround or regeneration of the project. Develop clearly-defined strategies with appropriate milestones for measuring success. Ensure full buy-in by the client to the proposed course of action. Where an exit strategy is the only plausible alternative, bring this to Senior Management’s attention quickly and recommend a capital recovery and exit strategy;

§ Prepare detailed analysis and appraisal of the proposition within agreed business timescales in accordance with the Bank’s investment guidelines suitable for submission to the Project Committee and/or the Board when additional funding or rescheduling is required;

§ Monitor the appropriateness of specific bad debt provisions and recommend amendments where deemed necessary. Likewise, recommend write-offs and maintain a constant vigil on key performance indicators of the Bank in respect of the portfolio quality and recommend policy or operational changes as appropriate;

§ Keep abreast of developments in each country and use your relationship with Key Business Influencers, e.g. Accountants, Development Agencies, Receivers and Business Consultants, in formulating ‘outside the box’ solutions for difficult cases. Interface with other financial institutions and development banks in the region and when necessary develop joint strategies with these co-financiers;

§ Maintain an up-to-date Project Status Report (PSR) for each project in the Workout Unit summarizing the agreed strategy and current implementation;

§ In liaison with Legal Unit assist with the review of the legal documentation and recommend enhancements as appropriate. Where legal action for recovery is contemplated, work closely with the Legal team and agree on a teamwork approach to legal recovery or asset sales;

§ Undertake visits to each of their assigned projects and complete a detailed Supervision Report in accordance with the Project Supervision Manual;

§ Maintain accurate records for the timely receipt of Management Accounts and Audited Financial Statements and liaise closely with Project Sponsors to ensure that you have sufficient information to establish that the project is achieving the projections or milestones that formed the basis of the original sanction or rescheduling of the facilities. Where information available indicates that benchmarks are not being achieved, recommend down-grading of the project and agree remedial action with client;

§ Ensure that contracted interest and capital repayments are received on the due dates and where a slippage occurs bring this to the attention of management with a firm recommendation as to when additional steps the Bank should take to protect itself;

§ Maintain contact with individual Project Officers and develop a system of monitoring the effectiveness of their interventions, ensuring that where there are deteriorating trends that timely advice is given to minimize the bank’s risk where responsibility for less than satisfactory projects has been left under the control of a Country Office.

§ Provide advice and counsel and create a joint approach to problem solving, building capacity within the Country Office to handle the less complicated turnaround situations. In need, assume direct control by transferring a project directly to the Workout Unit;

§ Contribute to the preparation of the Regional Portfolio Performance Reports, with particular emphasis on the impaired book;

§ Prepare and manage the Workout Unit Budget, ensuring costs are all kept within budge and that projected income levels and collections at least reach budgeted targets;

§ Oversee and set annual performance objectives and targets for the Unit’s staff and evaluate their performance in accordance with the Bank’s staff performance management procedures. Identify staff with potential for advancement and, as part of the succession planning process, contribute to their development; and

§ Undertake any other duties assigned by Management.



Qualifications and Experience

§ A First degree in Engineering, Economics, Banking or Business Administration;

§ A Postgraduate degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering or a professional qualification in a related field (ACCA, CPA etc);

§ At least eight (8) years experience in a Commercial or Development Bank including project cycle management with specific competences in project analysis, monitoring and evaluation and a minimum of three (3) years in insolvency or turnaround consultancy services;

§ Clean record of service in the banking industry with specific expertise in project planning and credit management;

§ Superior business management and negotiation skills;

§ Strategic leadership skills with demonstrated ability to drive a team to execute and deliver business objectives;

§ Excellent analytical skills in particular financial modeling skills;

§ Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills;

§ Results-oriented;

§ Demonstrable team working and coaching skills; and

§ Excellent communications skills (oral, written and formal presentations).

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Property Development and Management Specialist

Job Title: Property Development and Management Specialist



Tenable in Uganda - Tenure up to 3 years (1 position)



Reporting to Head of Corporate Affairs



Job Purpose

The position exists to efficiently manage all EADB’s properties; oversee their maintenance; recommend optimal usage and where applicable generate targeted revenue. The position shall be accountable for the entire Bank’s property (owned, leased or rented) in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda. The role will also include development of real estate projects for the Bank and its clients and shall participate in the appraisal review of property development projects the Bank intends to finance.
Duties and Responsibilities

§ Develop for management’s approval a property development and maintenance manual and guidelines;

§ Provide advice and counsel to Investment Officers on property development projects. When appropriate, assist in developing tailor-made solutions to meet clients’ demand;

§ Provide advisory services to management on issues of land tenure in East Africa, property taxation, land value, property development strategies, rental charges, tenancy regulations etc;

§ Participate in the acquisition and disposal of properties and/ or assets according to the Bank’s guidelines; appraise the housing markets in major cities in the region, advise management on property pricing and recommend potential properties for acquisition to expand the Bank’s estates investment;

§ Prepare and present for management approval estates’ revenue generation plans and revenue growth strategies;

§ Prepare property management plans and maintenance budgets for all EADB estates. Pre-qualify suppliers, service providers and contractors and negotiate favourable terms for the Bank;

§ Oversee renovations and rehabilitation of Bank properties as approved in the capital budget, set performance standards and prepare terms of reference for contractors and service providers; prepare and /or approve bills of quantities and specifications to facilitate the renovation of EADB premises; supervise renovation, construction and/or maintenance works; and confirm that the works meet the Bank’s standards and are completed before payments are made;

§ Negotiate favourable terms with service providers and prepare payment schedules for utilities e.g. water, electricity, garbage, sewerage etc. Follow up payment of utilities and maintain up-to-date records of the same to ensure constant supply;

§ In conjunction with the risk management department, assess/ evaluate the safety and security risks of all the Banks properties and propose mitigating strategies;

§ In conjunction with the security office, prepare safety and security guidelines; oversee the installation of safety gadgets and security systems; and communicate security and safety information to tenants and other property users;

§ In conjunction with legal, prepare tenancy/ lease agreements and ensure adherence to provisions of the same. Manage all auxiliary contracts geared towards ensuring efficient and effective provision of services to staff and tenants at the Bank estates; participate in the procurement of and keep record of insurance coverage of EADB’s assets and properties to protect them against insurable risks;

§ In conjunction with the Finance department, prepare billing schedules, ensure timely delivery of bills, respond to billing queries and advise management in case of default and keep up to date records of leases or tenancy agreements;

§ Create and maintain an updated record of all EADB’s properties, establish their value and report on the same regularly. Keep management appraised on tenancy status, the performance of tenant, advise management on renewal or termination of tenancy/ leases. For EADB’s rented properties, ensure that the bank meets its obligations;

§ Prepare and present to management monthly revenue and expenditure reports in area of responsibility showing performance against targets. Identify, propose and implement cost control and management strategies;

§ As the first port of call for EADB’s estates, provide information as required to potential, existing and exiting tenants; and

§ Carry out any other duties assigned by Management.



Qualifications and Experience

§ A First degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant technical degree;

§ Professional qualification in property management, construction, project management or equivalent;

§ At least 7 years experience in construction and/or property management within a busy commercial environment;

§ Experience in the preparation of Contract Conditions and Specifications;

§ Experience in maintenance works, management of contractors and preparation and review of bills of quantities;

§ Basic accounting training and experience;

§ Must have strategic and business orientation;

§ Must have knowledge of land and property management legislation;

§ Must have high level of integrity, initiative, good judgment; and

§ Must have supervisory skills and excellent communication skills.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Senior Internal Auditor at EADB

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor (1 position)



Tenable in Uganda- Tenure: up to 3 years



Reporting to Head of Internal Audit



Job Purpose



Assists the Head of Internal Audit in the practical execution of the Department’s mandate of providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of Internal Control, Risk Management and Governance processes in the Bank. This will involve planning for and execution of Internal Audit assignments conducted in line with the Bank’s annual Risk Based Audit Plan, as well as other ad-hoc assignments and investigations, reporting on results arising there from, and monitoring the status of implementation of recommendations raised. The scope of work performed will include financial, compliance, value for money, performance effectiveness, forensic and Information Systems audits



Key responsibilities will include:



§ Conducting financial, operational, compliance, value for money and performance effectiveness audit reviews of various operations, credit projects (including infrastructure projects), functions, Country Offices, and agencies with business or other official connections to the Bank;

§ Participating in the Bank’s effort of investigating allegations and suspicions of fraud and corruption in the Bank and its activities ensuring that all the Bank’s activities are conducted to the highest standards of ethical conduct, good practice and transparency;

§ Conducting Information Systems audit reviews of the Bank’s Information Systems environment;

§ Conducting Preliminary Surveys of activities, departments or functions to determine activities being performed and to develop recommendations as to audit needs;

§ Formulating and recommending audit programmes including scope, techniques, and timetable within time constraints established by the Head of Internal Audit;

§ Execution of work programs for each assigned audit project, preparation of reports of audit findings, and presentation of audit recommendations for review;

§ Maintaining engagement documentation to record engagement objectives, activities, work done and conclusions reached in line with quality requirements specified by the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA);

§ Serving on audit teams during major Bank projects and co-ordinating work done with other auditors in order to ensure that projects progress according to established plans;

§ Advising the Head of Internal Audit of assignment progress and findings through interim meetings, status reports and upon completion, final reports submitted;

§ Assisting in the compilation of quarterly reports to the Audit Committee and any other ad-hoc reports as may be required by the Committee or Director General;

§ Facilitating Controls Self Assessment workshops and issuing targeted control sensitization communication aimed at improving internal controls awareness and contributing to the embedding of a control culture in the Bank; and

§ Carry out any other tasks assigned by management.



Minimum Qualifications and Experience

We wish to discuss this position with self-driven strategic thinkers with a track record of success in Bank audit, Project finance audit and forensic investigations, high integrity, with proven leadership qualities, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.



Other requirements include:

§ Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution;

§ A Master’s degree in a relevant field;

§ Possession of professional certifications relevant to the job including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Accountant (CA/ACA/ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or their equivalents;

§ A minimum of 8 years relevant experience in auditing gained in a professional accounting practice and in the Banking industry. At least 4 years internal audit experience in a bank will be required;

§ Experience in Project finance audit (including infrastructure projects) preferably in a development finance institution; and

§ Experience in Information Systems audit including the audit of controls at Operating system, Network, Database and Application levels in diverse information system environments.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Project /Structured Finance Specialist

Job Title: Project /Structured Finance Specialist (1 position)



Tenable in Uganda tenure Up to 3 years (Re-advertised)



Reporting to Head of Operations



Job Purpose

The Project or Structured Finance Specialist will support the Operations Department in developing and executing new lending products and mitigating risk in the existing portfolio.



Key Responsibilities

§ Develop and propose new business sectors by structuring new products and transactions;

§ Review, monitor and assist in the management of existing portfolio accounts;

§ Develop models as required to support the new business;

§ Draft documentation and templates for project finance and structured finance term sheets, credit applications, credit rating/asset quality assessment; etc.

§ Review and assess credit risk on existing accounts;

§ Develop innovative modifications to existing project and financing structures/ strategies as well as lead the development of new structured finance solutions;

§ Mentor and coach staff;

§ Undertake any other assignments as necessary to bring about new lending products and business for the Bank; and

§ Carryout any other tasks assigned by management.



Minimum Qualifications and Experience

§ Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other quantitative or science degree in a related field;

§ Relevant postgraduate degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related fields is desirable;

§ High level of structuring and credit analysis skills;

§ Experience in the construction and modification of project finance models is required;

§ At least ten years demonstrable experience undertaking successful project finance and structured finance transactions in East Africa or Southern Africa and/or the rest of Africa; A deal sheet should be submitted with the application;

§ Minimum of five years working experience with a multinational or multilateral bank working on project finance or structured finance or other long-term financing or PPP;

§ Experience of risk management in relation to project finance, structured finance or cash-flow based lending and/or and treasury operations is required;

§ Proven track record and substantive experience in concluding major transactions, and applying expertise in analyzing complex and unusual transactions;

§ Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with colleagues;

§ Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines;

§ Experience of working with a large financial institution, or multilateral organization is required; and

§ Consultancy experience and /or International exposure will be an added advantage.



The Project Finance/Structured Finance Specialist position is open to qualified applicants from EADB Member States. The Bank may exceptionally consider applicants for the same position from non-Member States on a consultancy basis or secondment basis for a period not exceeding 12 months. Staff of multilateral development finance institutions and international organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.


If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

East Africa Development Job Vacancy in Uganda- Treasury Officer

Job Title: Treasury Officer (1 position)

Tenable in Uganda- Tenure up to 3 years

Reporting to Treasurer

Job purpose

To implement the resource mobilization initiatives of the Bank, proactively monitor and manage the Bank’s liquidity portfolio.
Key Responsibilities

§ Gather information and prepare multi currency market report and propose an appropriate currency and interest rates for the Bank;

§ Determine and advise management on the Bank’s daily cash and liquidity position;

§ Prepare and update exchange rates and interest rates into the operating system;

§ Provide input into the monthly, quarterly and annual Treasury business plan;

§ Deal in interbank foreign exchange market, money markets and investment in Government securities as per internal guidelines;

§ Process and release all deal tickets relating to FX and MM transactions to the Back office;

§ Prepare daily, weekly and monthly trade reports;

§ Initiate strategies to raise funds from international and domestic capital markets;

§ Prepare investment and capital replenishment proposals in respect to EADB’s capital increase and replenishments of its concessional loan window, the Social Development Fund.

§ Manage cash and investments to maximize income and minimize costs in line with Bank Treasury policy;

§ Monitor short-term funding requirements for bridge-financing and market presence purposes;

§ Initiate and develop new financial products to grow treasury income. This involves ensuring that working capital and cash resources are managed in a manner to optimize the returns whilst ensuring that funding is available to meet the operating and business requirements of the bank.



§ Manage EADB’s investment portfolio and ensure that its liquidity requirements are met at all times;

§ Propose ways of optimising cash usage in the Bank;

§ Design daily, weekly and monthly cash flow projection of the Bank;

§ Analyze and manage the currency and interest rate risks of the Bank;

§ Structure derivative products for risk management;

§ Currency exposure management - proactively manage FX positions through daily monitoring of the Bank’s FX exposures to minimize the impact on the trading result and balance sheet of the bank from currency rate fluctuations;

§ Execute swap transactions to hedge EADB’s currency and interest exposure;

§ Manage and hedge the risks arising from foreign currency flows and transactions;

§ Ascertain that the bank is receiving accurate foreign exchange rates for its currencies;

§ Analyze Bank fees and adopt controls to minimize cash losses through Bank charges;

§ Cultivate and maintain working relationships with banks and counterparties to ensure proactive and comprehensive coverage across various markets and products;

§ Review and recommend best practices for the management of the Bank’s policies on liquidity, develop strategies for income management, currency management practices and loan pricing;

§ Prepare daily and weekly management reports on liquidity and rate outlook

§ Inform and provide recommendations to the Treasurer of significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges in areas of responsibility; and

§ Carryout any other duties assigned by management.



Minimum qualifications and experience

§ A good Finance, Accounting, Engineering or other numerate degree from a recognised University;

§ Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;

§ Relevant Post graduate qualification such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;

§ Must have a ACI dealers certificate;

§ Minimum of 5 years similar or relevant experience in a large commercial bank, with at least 3 in treasury trading environment;

§ Experience in interbank trading;

§ Deep knowledge of treasury products, services and strategies of the back office operations;

§ Ability to work in a dealing room environment with trading ability;

§ Working knowledge of and ability to assist the treasurer in the identification and implementation of arbitrage opportunities;

§ Ability to take initiative and act decisively;

§ Attention to detail;

§ High level of integrity;

§ Ability to formulate business strategies;

§ Good verbal and written communication skills; and

§ Clean track record with evidence of delivering results.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.


Financial Analyst Job Opportunity in East Africa Development Bank

Job Title: Financial Analyst (1 position)

Tenable in Uganda- tenure up to 3 years

Reporting to Financial Reporting Manager

Job Purpose

To collect, compile and interpret financial data for management. Monitor and report on the Bank’s financial performance to enable management make informed decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities

§ Generate financial information necessary for financial planning and budgeting;

§ Propose a budget framework for each department, collect and consolidate budget information;

§ Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual revenue and expenditure projections for inclusion in the management reports, analyze financial data; prepare monthly reports on the performance of the Bank, departments, and staff against approved financial targets;

§ Analyze sales information and prepare information on revenue generation, income ratios, product performance etc against projection and update management accordingly;

§ Prepare funding acquisition documentation including proposals to support loan/ grant applications and conjunction with the legal department prepare and/or review and analyze loan agreements/ covenants and advise management accordingly;

§ Record and file correspondence related to acquired funds and update accounting system;

§ Monitor funding lines including repayments to ensure that the Bank meets its obligations;

§ Analyze performance of the Bank’s investments, loan performance and portfolio reviews and update management regularly;

§ Determine liquidity requirements and advise the treasury department accordingly;

§ Perform interest rate interrogations regularly to ascertain that accruals in the accounting system are accurate;

§ Perform adhoc cash and capital reconciliations;

§ Carryout internal appraisals to support the Bank’s asset acquisitions and disposals initiatives in liaison with the procurement function;

§ Analyze monthly financial statements against budgets and report accordingly;

§ Analyze proposed and/ or new national/ regional/global financial policies and advise management on their impact to EADB’s business or clients;

§ Analyze the balance sheet structure and advise management on product pricing, areas of focus etc;

§ Carry out monthly variance and cost centre analysis and propose cost control strategies;

§ Carry out taxation analysis and advise management of the Bank’s obligations;

§ In liaison with the risk function, analyze the Bank’s risk exposure and propose mitigation strategies;

§ Prepare weekly and monthly management reports analyzing the Bank’s expenditure, income, capital and liquidity positions against projections;

§ Prepare weekly management reports showing billing, disbursement and collection transactions; highlight any anomalies for management’s attention;

§ Prepare monthly and quarterly management reports showing status on all loans, leases and trade finance showing billing, disbursement and collections vis-à-vis projections;

§ Generate information required by internal auditors and other regulatory bodies; and

§ Carryout any other tasks assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

§ A good Finance, Accounting, or other numerate degree from a recognised University;

§ Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;

§ Relevant Post graduate qualification such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;

§ At least 5 years experience in a large Bank. Knowledge of donor accounting procedure will be definite advantage;

§ Hands on Knowledge and skills in using Flexicube and Oracle Financials systems will be an added advantage;

§ Attention to detail, diligence and ability to work with minimum supervision;

§ Good report writing and communication skills; and

§ High level of integrity; clean track record with evidence of delivering results.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.


Office Administrator Job Opportunity In Bank- 3 Positions in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda

Job Title: Office Administrator (3 Positions)



Tenable in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya- Tenure: Up to 3 years



Reporting to respective Country Managers



Job Purpose

The position will be responsible for the smooth and effective running of the designated office by providing administrative services to support its business operations. The Office Administrator will provide administrative support including book keeping, secretarial services, procurement, correspondence tracking and mail delivery, telephone & communication operations, reception management, transport services, travel arrangements and booking hotel accommodation for business visits or meetings.



Key responsibilities:

§ Provide information, conduct research and collect data relevant to the Bank’s operations; and provide pertinent information to Managers on administrative issues;

§ Register and respond to mail and ensure timely management of all correspondence;

§ Maintain a library of relevant materials and of all documents produced by the Bank on the country; retrieve and distribute for usage; track and keep record of document movement;

§ Keep record of and update insurance for the office’s properties, motor vehicles, e.t.c. Ensure that adequate insurance cover is maintained at all times and processes renewal in liaison with head office;

§ Maintain Bank account records for the Country Office and prepare monthly account reconciliations; prepare of VAT returns and submit them timeously; process invoices for payment of office supplies; manage the petty cash and account for it timeously; and keep record of the Country Office’s accounts transaction, file and report on the same monthly;

§ Receive requests and place orders for office supplies, stationery and other office requirements and distribute the same as per approved guidelines;

§ Liaise with local suppliers to ensure cost effective procurement of office supplies; with service providers to ensure adequate provision of utilities (including telephones, water and electricity); and with service providers to ensure adequate servicing and maintenance of office equipment (including telephones, computers, office vehicles, photocopying machines, etc.);

§ Account for usage of stationery, fuel, motor vehicles etc; and coordinate the activities of the driver/messenger;

§ Supervise contracted cleaners, guards, etc to ensure that all Bank premises are safe and conducive for working. Report any damages to the Officer in charge of Estates or administration timeously;

§ Maintain an Assets Register for the Office;

§ Keep account of leases, payments and collection of rental payments and ensure that the Bank meets its obligations;

§ Participate in the preparation of training seminars, and meetings; coordinate with others departments in organizing corporate events and functions; and assist staff in acquisition of travel Visa, arrange local transport for staff on official travel and visitors. Make hotel bookings for visitors and manage the transfers to /from the airport cost effectively;

§ Provide assistance to staff in-patriation by coordinating the process of housing allocations, and other relevant relocation services for the new staff, for example, processing exemptions for personal and official consignments being imported into the country; and

§ Carry out any other tasks assigned by management.



Minimum Qualifications and Experience

§ Bachelor of Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Economics, Law, or other relevant degree.

§ Post graduate qualifications in accounts, administration or procurement.

§ At least 3 years work experience as an Accounts Assistant with knowledge of office administration and procurement in a commercial-oriented organization preferably a Bank.

§ Working experience of spreadsheets and financial accounting packages, MS Word, Power Point, and Email.

§ Self–motivated, mature, able to work long hours when necessary, and committed to contributing to the attainment of the Banks mandate;

§ Flexibility and ability to multi-task and ability to perform at a high level of proficiency.

§ Planning and organizing skills as well as pro-activity and results orientation.

§ Confidentiality and high level of personal integrity.

§ Good oral and written communication skills

§ Knowledge of Kiswahili (and French in Rwanda) will be an added advantage.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

East Africa Development Job Vacancy- Legal Assistant

Job Title: Legal Assistant (1 position)



Tenable in Uganda- Tenure up to 3 years



Reporting to Legal Specialist
Job Purpose



The employee shall conduct a variety of research and analysis assignments, assist the legal team in preparing legal and/or administrative documents, and participate in reviews of legislation pertinent to the Bank. The position will provide clerical, administrative and secretarial services to the legal function.



Duties and Responsibilities



§ Perform research and analysis of routine legal problems and issues.

§ Assist in the preparation of legal contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal papers of a routine nature. Research relevant statutes, rulings, and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions of a routine nature or limited scope.

§ Perform preliminary work in the preparation of legal opinions. Assist in the preparation of cases and hearings of a routine nature. Conduct factual investigations of a limited scope. Research relevant statutes, rulings, and precedents to be used as a basis for preparing contested case decisions.

§ Prepare correspondence and keep a file register to track file movement of legal related work.

§ Update legal publications and participate in the work associated with the Bank’s law library and registry including keeping a record of all the Bank’s legal cases and updating them as required.

§ Monitor and keep a record of the Bank’s insurance policy and track renewal of covers to ensure that Bank’s assets are protected from insurable risks at all times.

§ Research background of matters requiring promulgation of administrative rules and assist with rules drafting. Assist the Human Resources department in review of staff complaints.

§ Assist with conducting research, compiling, writing, editing and publishing rules, regulations and policies of the Bank.

§ Participate in the preparation of contracts and other legal documents for staff, contractors, and service providers.

§ Provide administrative support e.g. filling, and secretarial services to the legal team.

§ Perform related work as assigned.




Qualifications and Experience



§ A First degree in Law from a recognised University.

§ A Postgraduate diploma in legal practice and membership to a bar association

§ At least 2 years working experience in legal practice

§ Considerable knowledge of fundamental subjects in law.

§ Considerable knowledge of research and analysis methods.

§ Some knowledge of the nature and use of tools of legal study.

§ Some knowledge of the preparation of briefs and arguments for the trying of cases before state commissions and courts.

§ Good oral and written communication skills.

§ Ability to quickly assimilate oral and written data, to analyze facts and draw logical conclusions.

§ Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations relative to the work.

§ Ability to maintain a law library, records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.

§ Working knowledge and experience in the use of MS. Word, Power point, Excel and Internet.

§ Ability to use judgment, tact, and discretion.

§ Results orientation and high level of personal integrity.

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 28 May 2011 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address: EADBRecruit@kpmg.org. Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The EADB reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 August 2011.

Finance, Admin and HR Manager Job Opportunity at International Alert International

Job Title Finance, Admin and HR Manager

Job location Kampala, Uganda

Contract Duration Permanent

International Alert International Alert is a 25-year old independent peacebuilding organisation. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. And we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.

We work in Africa, several parts of Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and Latin America and have recently started work in the UK. Our policy work focuses on several key themes that influence prospects for peace and security – the economy, climate change, gender, the role of international institutions, the impact of development aid, and the effect of good and bad governance. We are one of the world‟s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 155 staff based in London and 15 field offices.

Description

International Alert has worked in the Great Lakes region for over a decade, starting operations in Uganda in 2007. The Uganda programme is based on a political economy analysis of conflict dynamics.


Vision
To contribute to a more peaceful and stable Uganda. Goal
To promote national reconciliation using economic and private sector approaches. Strategic objectives 
Provide analytical leadership on the links between economy and conflict/ economy and peace in Uganda;
 Foster business champions of peace;  Harness the potential contribution of oil to peaceful development;  Facilitate efforts to build a peace economy in Northern Uganda. Job Purpose

Reporting to the Country Manager of Alert Uganda, the post holder will support Alert Uganda staff and partners and contribute to the programme‟s impact and sustainability by assuming overall responsibility for the finance, HR and administration function, in line with Uganda‟s laws and Alert‟s international policies and procedures. S/he will also provide occasional support to other Alert finance, HR and administration staff and partners in the region, as required. Duties and Responsibilities Lead efficient running of office administration  Proactively establish, document, maintain and update comprehensive administrative systems in line with Uganda‟s laws and Alert‟s international policies and procedures  Update and maintain Alert Uganda „Staff Handbook‟ setting out relevant policies and procedures  Train all staff on Alert Uganda administrative systems as appropriate

 Ensure efficient vehicle management and safety, systematically overseeing all aspects of maintenance, fuel usage and driver responsibilities

 Maintain an inventory of all Alert assets  Identify and liaise with suppliers and ensure best value for money and transparency in all procurement  Ensure that IT and communication systems and support are in place and are working efficiently at all times  Develop and implement office health and safety policy

 Ensure office lease and utilities are well maintained, including through ensuring functional power back-up

 Innovate in order to ensure office comfort and cleanliness, maintenance of equipment and furniture, planning for and overseeing any moves or expansions

 Lead the development, monitoring and regular updating of Alert Uganda‟s security plan

 Proactively monitor the security situation around Uganda and keep colleagues up-to-date

 Oversee effectiveness and timely renewal of office insurance policies

 Oversee timely renewal of Alert NGO board certification and ex-pat staff work permits, further monitoring government regulations that are relevant to INGO work  Support Alert partners in office administration issues as required  Liaise closely with Alert‟s Facilities Team in London. Lead strong HR function  Lead proposed revision of comprehensive HR systems in line with Uganda‟s laws and Alert‟s international policies and procedures, including through peer consultation and discussion with Alert‟s lawyer

 Lead staff training on Alert Uganda HR systems, ensuring all aspects are well understood and observed

 Oversee all aspects of HR management, ensuring compliance with Alert Uganda‟s HR policies, systems and procedures

 Oversee and coordinate inductions of new staff

 Support programme staff in conducting timely and properly documented performance management, maintaining full HR files at all times  Develop proposals for proper use of staff contingency fund  Manage identification and sourcing of relevant training opportunities for staff

 Support managers in building staff capacity, team spirit and confidence in all areas
 Liaise closely with Alert‟s HR Team in London on any issues arising and as required. Oversee proper management of the finance function

 Oversee the office finance function through proactive support to the Finance Manager, back-stopping as required

 Ensure comprehensive finance systems in line with Uganda‟s laws and Alert‟s international policies and procedures are in place and regularly updated, taking a lead in anticipating and proposing changes required to the Alert Uganda Finance Manual

 Assume overall responsibility for financial reporting, ensuring compliance with any legislative and donor requirements  Ensure office accounts are maintained in accordance with Alert‟s finance systems and donor requirements  Monitor bank accounts (including reconciliations)  Ensure Alert‟s tax payments and other statutory obligations such as NSSF are administered in accordance with Ugandan law

 Ensure monthly and quarterly financial reports as well as expenditure forecasts are produced in timely fashion

 Ensure that all expenses are authorized, with correct segregation of duties, and efficiently processed

 Work with Finance Manager to train all staff on Alert Uganda finance systems as appropriate

 Support NGO partners in the development of sound finance systems and the management of funds, as required  Support the Country Manager by developing new project budgets as required

 Liaise closely with the Great Lakes Programme Finance Manager and Alert‟s Finance Team in London, ensuring streamlined finance management between Uganda and London, and providing required information in require formats. Strategic Inputs

 Participate in the development and implementation of the Alert Uganda Country Strategy and be an active team member

 When delegated, represent Alert Uganda and participate in conferences and seminars  Support Country Manager in donor liason and fundraising Regional role

 Support the development and maintenance of appropriate finance, HR and admin systems in other Great Lakes programme country offices as required

 Be an active member of the Great Lakes programme. Travel requirements This position is based in Kampala with possibility of some travel around Uganda and the wider Great Lakes region (not more than three months per year), as well as occasional visits to London.


PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education Essential
Desirable Education University Graduate Qualification in Management ACA/ACCA/CIMA (part qualified)

Experience
Essential Desirable At least 8 years‟ experience in administration, HR and finance for an international NGO project/office including management of vehicles and other assets Management of security Accounting for funds from international funders

Supervision and monitoring of logistics personnel/driver/guards, etc. Knowledge & Skills Essential Desirable Excellent understanding of Ugandan legal and labour law requirements for INGO management Good interpersonal skills and relations, particularly working with a team of diverse people of varying cultural, ideological, political backgrounds. Excellent level of verbal and written communication in English Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel, Power point, internet, etc.

IT networking and maintenance Good knowledge of accountancy packages Experience of using Sun Systems Team player Ability to meet deadlines Personal Qualities Essential Desirable Hands-on leadership and demonstrated initiative Efficiency Commitment to Equal Opportunities and to the aims and values of International Alert as contained in the Alert Codes of Conduct Personal and professional integrity Flexibility and a “can do” attitude Sensitivity and discretion

Summary Terms and Conditions
Leave entitlement 21 working days per year plus Uganda statutory holidays. Notice period

There will be an initial six months probationary period during which notice will be one week on either side. Thereafter notice will be two months on either side. Working hours Full time staff is expected to work a standard 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some flexibility to be agreed with the line manager. Other This is a national position and only open to individuals with the right to work in Uganda. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to uganda@international-alert.org, no later than 19th May 2011.

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