United Nations Capital Development Fund Jobs in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Designated Mentors under the International Centre for Local Democracy - United Nations Capital Development Fund: International Training Programme (ICLD-UNCDF ITP) - "Towards Local Democracy and Local Development through Local Government", Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Closing Date: Monday, 20 June 2011


Background

UNCDF is the UN's capital investment agency for the world's 48 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital.

UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples' lives.

UNCDF works to enlarge peoples' choices: it believes that poor people and communities should take decisions about their own development. Its programmes help to empower women – over 50% of the clients of UNCDF-supported microfinance institutions are women – and its expertise in microfinance and local development is shaping new responses to food insecurity, climate change and other challenges. All UNCDF support is provided via national systems, in accordance with the Paris Principles. UNCDF works in challenging environments – remote rural areas, countries emerging from conflict – and paves the way for others to follow. Its programmes are designed to catalyze larger investment flows from the private sector, development partners and national governments, for significant impact on the Millennium Development Goals, especially Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger, Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, and Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability.

Established by the General Assembly in 1966 and with headquarters in New York, UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP.

The ICLD-UNCDF ITP - “Towards Local Democracy and Local Development through Local Government is a joint venture between the UNCDF and ICLD. Its main objective is to foster institutional change through capacity building and individual learning in a number of areas relevant to local development in the participating countries namely Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will draw from the experiences of Sweden and the participating countries in the context of a facilitated collaborative learning process using the International Training Programme (ITP) methodology. The ITP methodology is designed to facilitate capacity development for middle or senior level managers as change agents that drive impactive institutional and policy reform processes. After completing the programme, the participants are expected to have acquired improved knowledge and capacity in the following specific areas:

* Understanding and using relevant tools to support local development;
* Nature, scope and purpose of local governments;
* Different approaches to implementing decentralized governance reform processes;
* Drawing and learning from experiences, methods and tools for driving change for local development and local democracy;
* Developing and expanding networks in support of local development and decentralized governance at different levels; and,
* Developing a shared understanding and utilization of gender enabling approaches to local development and decentralized governance.

The ICLD –UNCDF ITP has been designed to address the capacity challenges faced by local governments in southern and eastern Africa in discharging their critical roles and responsibilities as the key entry points and platforms for integrating sectoral and multi-stakeholder inputs into coherent interventions that support sustainable local development, poverty reductions and the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals and beyond.

A number of local governments in the region, an indeed in the whole of Africa have significant administrative and technical responsibilities decentralised to them without the requisite resources and competencies enabling them to fully discharge these responsibilities. This results in unfunded mandates. There is also abundant evidence that most, if not all countries in Africa, despite their level of decentralisation, are faced with the problem of lack of adequate absorptive and generative capacity in the local government sector. The local government delivery gap is huge and requires urgent attention. The scope, purpose, content and structure of the ICLD-UNCDF ITP are detailed in Annex 1 of these ToRs.

Duties and Responsibilities

* The design of the ICLD-UNCDF ITP includes the designation of mentors who are expected to perform the following functions:
* Provide support to participants in thinking through and shaping the content of their change projects consistent with the stated scope and purpose of the ICLD-UNCDF ITP;
* Develop a template and/or plan to guide the participants in undertaking their change projects through planned interactive sessions to be determined between the designated mentors and their participants;
* Produce and submit bimonthly progress reports to the Management Committee of the ICLD-UNCDF ITP focusing, inter alia, on progress made by participants on their change projects, content, administrative and operational challenges and specific corrective actions to be taken;
* Participate in the preparation and inform the content and structure of critical reflection sessions or workshops to track, support and improve the capacity of participants in managing their change projects generally and informing value added programmatic content, design and management; and
* To act as a pool, repository and sounding board for technical knowledge, assistance and advise in developing platforms to upscale and mainstream the ICLD-UNCDF ITP into national and regional frameworks for sustainable human skills development in the local government sector.

Below is schematic road map complete with specific areas of and approximate times allocated to different interventions during the different phase of the ICLD-UNCDF ITP to act a s guide to the designated mentors:-

Competencies

* Excellent drafting and writing skills as well as strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills are required;
* Good interpersonal skills;
* Understanding of national development and local government administration and management discourse in a developing country context generally and in southern Africa in particular is essential;
* Computer and internet expertise is mandatory;
* Be an effective advocate of and able to articulate an agenda for policy, organizational and process change;
* Should demonstrate leadership, interdisciplinary team working and coordinating skills;
* Should respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of view; and
* Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Masters degree, preferably in development economics, public policy and administration, or other relevant socioeconomic sciences and/ or development studies.

Experience:

* Minimum 10 years experience working in local government administration and management, and development studies related to policy development and management, regional and urban planning and sustainable local developmen.
* Solid understanding of issues related to social and economic development, decentralization, local government, gender equitable local development, local government finance, governance and accountability and policy and institutional change management processes as key components of a capacity development agenda.
* Very strong research & development record, including baseline surveying, gender-sensitive, interdisciplinary and multi-scale analyses as well as policy research and evidence-based policy development.
* Strong track-record in technical, policy-and development-oriented publications.

Language:

* Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. UNCDF will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

This contract announcement is also available on http://www.uncdf.org/

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=23849

Office Manager / Administrator Job at Uganda National Renewable Energy Association

Job Title: Uganda National Renewable Energy Association- Office Manager / Administrator

Vacancy: Office Manager / Administrator
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Position Objective:
Full responsibility of the general Office Management and the smooth, effective running of office and administrative requirement.


Duties and Responsibilities:

* Coordinate various office support services, including purchasing and facilities management.
* General Office Management i.e rentals, utilities, cleaners etc.
* Communicate to funders and members.
* Organize and facilitate regular meetings.
* Taking initiative on requests and inquiries of administrative nature.
* Recommend management action to improve standard operating procedures. Present comparisons on costs, risks and benefits.
* Handle complex and confidential secretarial and administrative assignments.
* Answer telephone and handle request for information at an advance level.
* Set up and maintain department records and files.
* Keep department managers and supervisors informed about all meetings, appointments due dates of reports and other time oriented requirements.
* Arranged travel schedules and reservations.
* Provides supervision and training of others.
* Some involvement in logistics of equipment and follow up including filing of documentation.
* And any other duties assigned.





Necessary Qualifications: Qualifications and skills required:

* A Bachelors degree in Business or any related field.
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and critical thinking skills.
* Be highly proficient with computers, particularly with MS Office (all products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and utilize various applications including running reports, spreadsheets and mail merge.
* A minimum of three(3) years experience in Office Administration.

How to Apply: 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 UNREAjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Office Manager / Administrator")

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: 2011-06-21

Nice House of Plastics Job Opportunity- Kampala Uganda

Job Title:Production Coordinator

Company: Nice House of Plastics

Vacancy: Production Coordinator
REPORT TO: Director Works
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Job Purpose

To plan, monitor and control the manufacturing process.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Monitor and control the production budget.
* Draw up a production schedule & monitor the production process.
* Material control.
* Machine attendant allocation.
* Compile reports concerning progress of work, machine attendant's productivity and downtime.
* Coordinate flow of work within different production sections.
* Coordinate and distribute work orders from the Sales department.
* House Keeping.
* Implementation of the company policies.


Necessary Qualifications:

Key Interfaces

* Work closely with production technicians to ensure smooth progress of work.
* Liaise with the mechanical and engineering department to ensure proper asset care and condition.
* Liaise with the Sales Department to ensure proper coordination of work orders.

Required critical behaviors:

* Good leadership skills.
* Good organization skills.
* Effective communication ability.
* Integrity.
* Effective interaction with co-workers and managers.
* Reliability and thoroughness.

Required Key skills:

* Knowledge of manufacturing functions, principles and techniques.
* Appreciation of NICE manufacturing environment.
* Ability to plan and lay out production work.
* Good analytical ability and problem solving skills.
* Good oral and communication skills.
* Good written skills and ability to make reports.
* Ability to work with, coach and motivate team members.
* Must be able to provide strong leadership in line with company values and must be innovative.

Qualifications:

* Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ production engineering from a recognized institution.
* Computer literate.
* 3 or 4 years experience in production management or a related field.
* Must have been in a position of leadership.
* Knowledge and experience in factory operations preferably plastic manufacturing operations.

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 nicejobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Production Coordinator")

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: 24th June 2011

Core Packet Engineers Job in Uganda at Nokia Siemens Networks

Job Title: Core Packet Engineers

Company: Nokia Siemens Networks

Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

General Purpose

Plans and performs technical activities to service the customer independently directly or through customer interface.

Main Responsibility Area

Plans and executes technical tasks according to given tasks, along with existing processes and instructions. Works with the responsibility of responding to customer problems directly or through internal customer interface. Solves technical problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Perform operation and maintenance on the Customer Data Network (2G and 3G core data services) including SGSN, GGSN, DSN
* Support Configuration Management function.
* Collaborate with others to resolve complex matters.
* Takes part in 24x7(call-out) for technical support.
* Interface with Vendor engineers on escalated technical matters.
* Provide On Job Training competence.
* Investigate major outages.
* Support report writing as required by management,
* Make routine maintenance checks and follow up actions and documents.
* Support PM with report analysis and investigations.
* Offer support to Fault Management function.
* Carry out highest level technical support skills.
* Perform software upgrades on the SGSN/GGSN


Necessary Qualifications:

Necessary Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or Telecom Engineering or IT.
* Should have worked on the NSN/Ericsson SGSN/GGSN for a period of 1-2 years.
* Good knowledge in Managed Services Operations Model.
* Network Operations Management.
* Knowledge of GSM and UMTS systems.
* Experience in IP Networks, firewalls, DNS, Routing protocols, IP security and UNIX.

Personal Attributes:

* Analytical and Conceptual thinking.
* Hardworking and self-driven.
* Team-working and Initiative.
* Effective Communication.

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 nsnjobs@nftconsult.com ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Packet Core Engineer")

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: 14.06.2011

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