European Union Jobs- Programme officer - Governance

Job Title: Programme officer - Governance

Overall purpose:
Contribute to the implementation of the development policy of the European Union in Uganda. The job holder shall assist in managing projects in support of good governance and accountability.

Functions & duties:
Project management
• Provide support to democratic governance and accountability programme and related projects. This includes the validation of calls for tender, call for proposals, contracts and payments prepared by the unit.
• Ensure appropriate evaluation and reporting on programme / project execution.

Delegation’s project cycle management
• Contribute to the smooth running of the Delegation's governance and accountability programmes.
• Assist with all aspects of the procurement processes (drafting Terms of Reference, launching tenders, etc.).
• Monitor: when requested attend management and monitoring meetings, evaluate and contribute to progress reports and propose action if and when needed.
• Validate payments on operational level.
• Contribute to the evaluation of project.
• When requested assist in maintaining contacts with other donors active in Uganda.
• Give the "operational visa" on any document where required.
• Follow up actively on closures (individual and global level) of older projects.


Job requirement

PROFILE

• The ideal candidate will have project management skills, in particular knowledge of EDF rules and procedures and project administration under EDF.
• S/he will need at least 2 years experience in project administration / accountancy
• Experience in the fields of governance and/or accountability would be an asset.
• Education: Graduate in relevant discipline
• Effective analytical skills and problem solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Computer literate
• Language: fluent in English


The standard CV format and job descriptions are available on the delegations website at http://www.deluga.ec.europa.eu/


How to apply

Applications should be addressed to;
The Head of Delegation,
Delegation of European Union to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers Building, 15th Floor
Plot 17-23, Hannington Road
P.O. Box 5244 ,
Kampala

Deadline:
Applications should reach the EU Delegation offices by 1300 hours on Friday, 1st July 2011.

Late submissions will be ignored
Note:
Only candidates whose applications have been retained on the shortlist will be contacted

Programme Officer - MDGs and Budget Support Job Vacancy at Delegation of European Union

Job Title: Programme Officer - MDGs and Budget Support

Overall purpose:
The job holder will support the implementation of the general budget support operation, with a specific focus on Uganda's progress towards the MDGs. The job-holder will also participate in the dialogue on the economics and health.

Functions & duties

Representation and Negotiation
• Participate actively in the Joint Budget Support Framework related institutions (Task Force and HoMs when required).
• Participate in Sector Working Groups and donor coordination meetings in the health and / or education sector.
• Maintain good and effective contacts with the relevant national authorities and local operators in the field, particularly with regard to MDG aspects.

Policy Analysis

• Follow up the macro-economic situation and MDG related developments.
• Analyse, assess and manage relevant data and information for policy-making, management and planning decisions.
• Contribute to the drafting and updating of comprehensive analysis reports, annual reports, synthesis reports and / or briefings.

Project management

• Steer and backstop general budget support operations, specifically with regard to social sector and MDG indicators. Lead and backstop social sector programme / projects plus required studies and ensure that all the necessary conditions (institutional, budgetary, logistical, etc.) are met when executing the programme / projects.
• Ensure appropriate evaluation and reporting on programme / project execution.
• Manage and backstop all aspects of the project cycle including procurement processes, project identification, project monitoring, project evaluations, reporting and proposing appropriate action if and when needed.
• Maintain contacts with other donors active in Uganda.


Job requirement

Qualifications required

• The ideal candidate will have a degree in economics and preferably a specialisation in any of the following related areas: Public Finance Management, Health and/or Education economics.
• At least 3 years of working experience in related sectors.
• Effective analytical skills and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Computer literate, especially with regard to MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
• Language: fluent in English.

The standard CV format and job descriptions are available on the delegations website at http://www.deluga.ec.europa.eu/


How to apply

Applications should be addressed to;
The Head of Delegation,
Delegation of European Union to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers Building, 15th Floor
Plot 17-23, Hannington Road
P.O. Box 5244 ,
Kampala

Deadline:
Applications should reach the EU Delegation offices by 1300 hours on Friday, 1st July 2011.

Late submissions will be ignored
Note:
Only candidates whose applications have been retained on the shortlist will be contacted

Communications Specialist; FP-3; FSN-12 in Uganda at CDC

CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2011

POSITION TITLE: Communications Specialist; FP-3; FSN-12

POSITION LOCATION: CDC Entebbe

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda. CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."

The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Communications Specialist.

Note: All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Develop and implement a communication strategy that promotes information sharing and learning between CDC-Uganda and other local and international agencies and organizations, as well as the general public. The incumbent will be the official spokesperson and Public Relations representative for CDC-Uganda.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education Required: A Bachelor's degree in communications including degrees in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Affairs, Public Relations and Policy, Information Science, Political Science and Public Health Communication is required.

2. Work Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in communications- including but not limited to print/electronic media, publishing, public relations, web design and data base management, professional writing and editing in English is required.

3. Language Requirement: List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialisation with Level IV (fluent) in written and spoken English ability is required.

4. Knowledge: A keen knowledge of HIV-related issues is required. Understanding of Uganda’s political, media, economic, social and educational structure, institutions, and key figures in influential institutions is required. Must have knowledge of public policies and main issues within the planning and implementation of these initiatives.

5. Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent public relations, professional writing/editing and speaking skills in English. Must have proven communications and interpersonal skills as the work requires substantial contact and interaction with technical offices, Mission management, and U.S. Embassy and CDC-Atlanta staff. Computer literacy, with proficiency in applications such Microsoft Word, Power Point and Desk Top publishing software is required. The incumbent must have strong electronic design and editing skills for presentations, databases and web pages.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that all candidates address the required qualifications above in the application.

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews. The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.


ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. EFMs who currently hold an EFM appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of that appointment.


HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, and Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell Phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of Legal Permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, Agency, Position, and Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. Licenses, Skills, Training, Membership, and Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. References.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5

2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR

3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

Creative Associates International (Creative) Has a Job Opportunity in Uganda

Job Title: Chief of Party

Closing Date: Thursday, 14 July 2011


Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative' s Communities in Transition (CIT) Division works with nations and local communities worldwide to promote participatory, peaceful, and democratic approaches to change. CIT provides immediate assistance in conflict and post-conflict environments, including demobilization and social reintegration of combatants and high-impact community rehabilitation services, as well as implements long-term projects that strengthen civil society and its capacity to participate in democratic reform. Creative' s programs promote dialogue, reconciliation and participation that foster stability and sustainable development.

Project Description

The USAID/funded program will work in areas of local governance and stabilization.

Project Duration: Three Years

Position Summary

The Chief of Party will oversee a program implemented in urban and rural areas of Uganda, and will be the technical and administrative supervisor of all project activities for the project. S/he will be the senior in-country project representative and will have overall responsibility for coordinating program activities at the highest levels among a diverse group of local and regional stakeholders and beneficiaries, government ministries and officials, and USAID/embassy personnel, while supervising partnering organizations and sub-contracts (both international and local). The Chief of Party will need to be capable of managing and administering clearly and effectively. The Chief of Party helps ensure timely project implementation, monitoring of activities, and management of project staff and subsidiaries. The COP has ultimate responsibility for project financial accountability and reporting to USAID and Creative Associates home office.

Reporting & Supervision

The Chief of Party will report to the Project Director of the Communities in Transition Division of Creative Associates in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities

Supervise program progress and coordinate program activities Manage program planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation cycle As senior in-country manager for the prime contractor, coordinate activities of project partners, both local and international.
Assure the development and implementation of work plans.
Conduct regular meetings and maintain regular communication with USAID and Creative/Washington for the purposes of planning, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
Liaise with national-level stakeholders, including government officials, national NGOs to develop project activities.
Ensure the appropriate implementation of accounting, personnel, IT, and operating procedures consistent with Creative policies. This will include working with Creative/Washington to tailor procedures to meet local needs.
Ensure that all deliverables, milestones, deadlines, and reporting requirements are met in compliance with cooperative agreement conditions.
Recruit, hire and manage national-level staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities.
Supervise Ugandan and expatriate staff working in project offices.
Ensure the timely production, coordination and report of all community-based-level data: quarterly reports, M & E data, financial information, etc.
Liaise with USAID to ensure compliance with contract agreement conditions.
Represent the project in major state and national meetings and events as appropriate.

Required Skills & Qualifications

Master's degree or equivalent in international development or related field Minimum of 8 years of progressively more responsible international, donor-funded development experience Familiar with USAID and other international donors (at least five years of USAID project management experience preferred);
Africa experience required A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing similar or relevant international community development projects;
Demonstrated organizational acumen; excellent interpersonal skills; cultural sensitivity;
Experience building strong relationships with USAID, donors and program staff.
Fluent in English.

Preferred Skills

Fluent in Swahili and Kiswahili.

Type of Posting

Accompanied

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please complete and submit our simple on-line form, where you can upload your résumé and other documents.

http://www.creativeassociatesinternational.com

Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA).

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