Job at Research Triangle International in Uganda- M&E Specialis

Job Title: M&E Specialis

RTI INTERNATIONAL IS RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING JOB POSITIONS FOR AN UPCOMING EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROJECT.

M&E Specialist will be fully responsible for coordination of implementation of all reading and HIV/AIDS assessments mentioned above, in timely manner and at the standard required by RTI. Activities include instrument development, sampling, complex weighting, analysis and report writing. RTI will provide guidance and support for all of the tasks that are needed to execute these assessments in timely manner.


Job requirement

Qualifications: 10 years of overall experience with a B.A, MA, or MBA with commensurate experience working in education, Experience in implementing USAID projects required. Experience in survey design and implementation


How to apply

All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English. Please email cover letter and CV to Uganda@rti.org. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.

To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit www.rti.org/ldg.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Deadline is Monday, 6th June 2011.

Job Opportunity at UNICEF in Uganda- Social Policy Advisor

Job Title: Social Policy Advisor
Vacancy Announcement No.VA/PBR/2011/07


Grade: NOD
Duty Station: Kampala
Type of Contract and duration: Initially one year, with anticipation of renewal
Purpose of the post:
The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with UNICEF Uganda Country Office seeks to recruit a Social Policy Adviser (SPA) for an initial period of one year, with anticipation of renewal based on effective performance The SPA will tie stationed in the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development Building, reporting to the Director Budget. He/She will work closely with the Budget Department in preparation of the budget specifically in respect to the social sectors.
The main objective of this position is to strengthen mainstreaming of social dimensions in the budgeting process. The position will also entail working very closely with implementing departments and partners of the GOU/UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation. In addition, this job will require good technical ability in order to promote successively deeper analysis to assess government efforts in education, health, water, sanitation, nutrition and protection of children and women, at the National and District level.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Social Policy Advisor will assist the Director Budget to:
• Advise the social sectors and Ministry of Finance on prioritizing their programmes and allocating their resources to those programmes that have major social impact particularly on vulnerable groups of population, especially women and children throughout the budget cycle.
• Prepare annual performance report on key sectoral outputs
• Prepare relevant working papers and briefs on selected subjects
• Undertake a benefit incidence analysis of Government budgetary allocations for the social sector.


Job requirement

Applicants should possess the following qualifications and skills:
Advanced postgraduate qualifications in social sciences with a firm grounding in Economics and preferably with specialization in public finance.
• Solid background on national policy design and implementation
• A wide range of experience covering a period of not less than 10 years on social policy issues particularly related to children and women
• Experience in participatory planning and MTEF budgetary process.
• Worked in a senior position for 10 years in Government, international organisations, academia or NGO.
• Advanced skills in social policy analysis and good of relevant software applications,
• Demonstrable advocacy and negotiation skills
• An understanding of Rights Approach to Programming would be an added advantage.
Eligibility Criteria
• ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered
• UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report. P11's can be obtained online on our UNICEF website.
• 4. E-mail applications, please use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or -Goid_MukasaApplication.
• Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


How to apply

Closing date for applications: 9 June 2011. Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to: Human Resource Specialist, UNICEF Kampala, Uganda, Plot 9, George Street, PO Box 7047, Kampala Uganda Via email to: ugderecruit@unicef.org

Education Specialist Job in Uganda at RTI

Job Title: Education Specialist

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multi disciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4.000 people. RT1 offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multi disciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park


Education Specialist will provide technical support for the development of language specific learning materials, teacher and student materials, and specified frameworks as funded by USAID/Uganda and agreed with by MOE. The specialists activities include working with RTI technical staff to identify, develop, and harmonize effective mother tongue literacy and English transition instructional approaches to be used in the early grades. The Specialist will also provide support for the MOES and government bodies working to implement the thematic curriculum. The assignment is highly technical and managerial, with emphasis on linguistic characteristics of languages, and is designed to provide high level support for effective local capacity building.


Job requirement

Qualifications: Bachelors and ten years of experience in the education sector with deep understanding of scientifically-based reading research: Knowledge of a balanced literacy framework, early literacy competencies and reading diagnostic measures; Ability to measure basic foundation skills for literacy in the early grades; Knowledge of mother tongue and English transition instruction strategies: Fluency in English and relevant Ugandan languages required.


How to apply

All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English. Please email cover letter and CV to Uganda@rti.org. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Deadline is Monday, 6th June 2011.

Job at RTI- HIV/AIDS Specialist

Job Title: HIV/AIDS Specialist

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multi disciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4.000 people. RT1 offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multi disciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park


HIV/AIDS Specialist: will provide support the design and implementation of HIW AIDS education and prevention packages
for use at school level. The specialist will work closely with RTI Technical team to develop HIV/AIDS education reporting systems, improve impact of HIV/AIDS and health education programs, strengthen coordination between MOES and district partners providing HIV/AIDS and health education, and support development of sustainability plans This position will require both technical and management capabilities


Job requirement

Qualifications: Minimum of a master's degree in public health or relevant field (Nursing, Medicine), and at least 10 years of relevant progressive field experience in implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, with at least 5 years working in public health in Uganda. Skills in planning, budgeting, supervising and training of government officials are desirable. Fluency in English and relevant Ugandan languages required.


How to apply

All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English. Please email cover letter and CV to Uganda@rti.org. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Deadline is Monday, 6th June 2011.

CKW Recruitment Officer Job in Uganda

Company: Grameen Foundation -

Job Title: CKW Recruitment Officer (CKW) Project
REPORT TO: CKW Field Coordinator
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Job Summary: AppLab is training trusted intermediaries to use mobile phones to increase the income of small-holder farmers in Uganda. With the scaling up of the “Community Knowledge Workers,” or CKWs, and the anticipated need to build and manage a CKW Network of up to 1500 CKWs, AppLab is hiring a CKW Recruitment Officer to support various project activities. The person will play a critical role in recruiting, training and monitoring various field activities, identifying partnership needs at the grass roots, and reporting on various field activities.

The CKW Recruitment Officer (CRO) monitors and supports CKWs in their implementation of CKW objectives.


Availability: The CKW Recruitment Officer is expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position will be field-based overseeing different partner sites in the rural areas. This position will require daily travels within rural areas.



Essential Job Functions

Using his/her past experiences and best analytical skills, the CKW recruitment officer will offer support to the CKW team by carrying out the following responsibilities, among other related ones:-



Field Assessment for Partnerships:

Coordinate field visits and field assessments of partner sites

Develop district profiles for targeted areas
Develop field assessment check lists for partner sites
Map partner sites and CKW locations
Coordinate prototyping field visits for GF team
Coordinate field visits for various stakeholders and GF team to offer support and see the CKWs in action
Field research with CKWs/clients for needs assessments and relevant feedback

Conduct follow-up field visits in selected partner sites to provide feedback on on-going activities, intermediaries involved along the value chain and identify intermediaries closest to the targeted rural poor.

Make courtesy calls to relevant district officials to introduce the CKW project. The officials should include: District Agricultural Officer (DAO), Accounting Officer (CAO), Resident District Commissioner (RDC), NAADS Coordinator, and sub-county/village officials where necessary.
Assist in drafting templates of relevant documentation for district officials.

- Letters of introduction from Grameen to district, sub-county and village officials.
- M.O.U’s

Organize orientation meetings for local government officials.
Compile notes, follow-ups and action items from relevant field visits and discussions.
Contribute to planning and implementation of partnership initiative to improve livelihoods of targeted smallholder farmers through development and activation of CKW network.
Represent GF at the monthly local partner meetings

CKW Recruitment & Training Support:

Re-define/ refine characteristics of an effective CKW.

Assist CKW Field Coordinator in the selection, vetting, mapping and recruitment of CKWs in the various partner sites

Participate in community mobilization to conduct CKW nominations and voting
With clarity define the CKW selection criteria to relevant stakeholders to foster un-biased selection of CKWs
Participate in the in-depth vetting of nominated CKWs to confirm CKW recruits
Physically map or geo-tag CKW residences and establish their profiles
Notify about the training dates and associated details
Assist with training of CKWs as may be required

CKW Network Monitoring & Support

Design CKW support systems and utilize various tools to follow-up on CKWs.

Strengthen the skills of field officers in providing technical and moral support to the CKWs
Develop work plans and support schedules for the field-based officers
Report on progress in the field in terms of CKW technical capabilities, challenges, motivation and commitment towards disseminating information as well as data collection.
Streamline field activities to meet both Grameen’s objectives and partner expectations.
Troubleshoot and work with the backend technical support team to track CKW performance against set targets.
Supervise Super CKWs as co-workers in offering monitoring and support to the CKWs


Necessary Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission and understanding of and commitment to development in Africa and agriculture in general.
At least 3 years experience working with farmers in the rural areas, with a proven track record of achievement under a range of challenging situations in the rural areas
Excellent people skills – ability to manage and solve complex situations related to working with farmers
Proven communication, writing and interpersonal skills
Ability to act as a lead representative of GF and the CKW project in a rural setting
Sufficient knowledge of Microsoft office and mobile phone operations
Ability to promote knowledge transfer through strong mentoring and motivation of CKWs
Enthusiasm and passion for development work in Uganda and the region
Belief in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of small holder farmers –with practical experience.
Commitment to building social and gender equity into program design and approach
Ability to drive or ride motor bike and possession of either assets will be an added advantage
Fluent in oral and written English
Fluent in more than one local language



Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural or Social Science related disciplines is preferred
At least 3 years experience of working in rural areas on rural development projects
Exposure to information and communication technology (ICTs) is preferred



Physical and Environmental Conditions

This position requires the expected demands on physical efforts associated with working in rural areas. This position may require physical effort to walk to farmers homes which are inaccessible by car or motorbike, travel long distances back & forth or work beyond normal office hours to achieve a desired goal. This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of rural work places such as commercial vehicles and therefore the need to observe traffic regulations and signs.
How to Apply:

If interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers to;

NFT Consult – Uganda,Kisozi Complex, Plot 6/8 Kyaggwe Road, Nakasero
Tel: +256 0414237904 / 24, 0312266904

If applying online, please send an email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "CKW Recruitment Officer, Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Project")

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online

Deadline: 2011-05-25

Office Administrative Assistant Job In Uganda- (MUWRP)

Job Title: Office Administrative Assistant

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY WALTER REED PROJECT (MUWRP)

The Makerere University Walter-Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-governmental, non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 by a memorandum of understanding between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the advancement of Military Medicine and Makerere University for purposes of undertaking medical research in development of HIV vaccines and has recently increased its portfolio to include vaccines for Ebola and Marburg in addition to surveillance of influenza and influenza-like viruses in humans and animals.


Qualifications, Experience and Skills

A degree in humanitarian studies, or it's equivalent.
A minimum of 2 years experience at the Front Desk.
Excellent telephone manners.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Highly organized, sensitive to detail and self motivated.
High level of integrity
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive Volunteers/Visitors and put them in contact with appropriate person/department.
Receive incoming calls cheerfully and courteously and direct them to the appropriate staff members.
Take messages accurately and refer to person/department involved.
Keep written log of all messages, visitors, deliveries etc
Receive mail, packages etc and refer to designated locations.
Maintain an awareness of the location of personnel and activities of the Project so as to be able to make accurate referrals.
Maintenance of the reception area in a clean and professional manner.
Assist in preparation of meetings and trainings when requested.
Assist in up-dating the office notice board.
Assist MUWRP staff with photocopying services.
Ensure that Laboratory and clinic coats are cleaned and delivered on time.
Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisors.

Applications, including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and letters from two referees should be addressed to the;

The Human Resource Administrator
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Plot 42, Nakasero Road, P.O Box 16524, Kampala

Not later than May 25, 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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