Administrative Assistant job in uganda at International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Sunday, 14 August 2011



The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With nearly 10,000 members and subscribers from 145 countries, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and regional and country offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research. Each department engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor. For more information, please visit our website: www.theunion.org.

The Union is seeking a qualified local candidate for the position of Administrative Assistant, SPARK-TB project to be posted in Kampala, Uganda. The position is dependent upon availability of funds.

Key Responsibilities: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager, the Administrative Assistant shall: 1. Provide general office support to the management team and staff, including but not limited to;filing, collating reports, photocopying, faxing, mailing documents, organising courier services, formatting documents, organising deliveries, making phone calls to external sources, directing phone inquiries, taking messages. 2. Keep an updated record of all office materials and supplies, collect requests for supplies on a monthly basis. 3. Coordinate local and international travel arrangements for the staff, including bookings, transport, travel advance requests, compiling expense reports and re-imbursement requests, according to The Union's Travel Policy. 4. Organise meetings and coordinate meeting schedules as requested by the management team and staff. 5. Ensure proper maintenance of office equipment and organise all necessary repairs in a timely fashion. 6. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Project Manager and Finance Assistant. 7. Liaise and maintain effective working relationships with internal (Union office in Paris, France) or external contacts with regard to IT support.

Qualifications:

Diploma in Management and Administration/Secretarial Studies with experience in private sector or donor funded organisations supporting senior level Executives.
University degree in Secretarial and Administrative Studies will be an added advantage.

Competence and Skills:
Strong organisational and communication skills.
Two or more years of experience in a similar or related position.
Computer literacy especially in Microsoft-office, email and internet.
Interpersonal skills.
Record keeping and retrieval skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Strong team player and orientation towards team.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and your resume to hr@theunion.org Kindly note that the position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Due to the urgency of this position, it may be filled before the closing date. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Closing Date: Sunday, 14 August 2011

United Nations Jobs in Uganda (UNDP) based in Mbale

Job Title: International Consultancy: Senior Technical Advisor - Territorial Approach to Climate Change Project, Mbale, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Background

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Local Government, the districts in the region of Mbale, and UNDP developed a project titled “Territorial Approach to Climate Change in Mbale Region”. The project addresses the need for a holistic approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation and aims to support Mbale Region to realize low carbon and climate resilient development.

This project is in line with the UNDP/ Government of Uganda Country Programme Action Plan (2010-2014) that is guiding implementation of UNDP support to interventions geared towards achievement of the National Development Plan. Some of these interventions will address key challenges to growth and poverty reduction, such as environmental/ natural resources degradation and the negative impacts of climate change and disaster risks at both national and local levels.

In particular, the project aims to: a) develop an integrated territorial climate change plan for Mbale region; b) establish a coordination platform for climate change planning and programming; c) build local capacity to integrate climate change issues into regional development plans and actions; d) develop a climate change policy and investment package as well as; e) compile and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt. The project is being implemented by Mbale District Local Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment and the districts of Manafwa and Bududa. The project offices are located in Mbale town.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project is seeking the services of a Senior Technical Advisor who will undertake the following roles and responsibilities:-
Provide technical and strategic assistance to the Project Management Unit and the overall project throughout the duration of the project, in particular, the climate profiling exercise, quality assurance for feasibility studies, quality assurance for community-based projects supported by the small grants scheme, development of project concepts for potential carbon financing, e.t.c;
Liaise with international partners together with UNDP CO to be informed about their strategy for support to Uganda and keep them informed about the progress in Mbale Region;
Provide backstopping in developing the Integrated Territorial Climate Plan and its associated investment and policy packages;
Provide any other assistance / guidance to the Project Management Unit and Mbale Region during project implementation;The TA is expected to liaise directly with UNDP Technical Advisors – Climate Modeler, Mitigation Economist and Adaptation Economist - when advising the project.

Expected outputs

Development of Terms of Reference for consultants to undertake project activities including:

(i ) Capacity needs assessment towards low carbon and climate change resilient development in the region and development of a capacity development plan;

(ii) Development of a climate profile for Mbale region based on inventory of regional development priorities and initiatives, localized climate change forecasting, risk and vulnerability assessment and creation of vulnerability maps and low carbon budgeting based on GHG emissions and energy needs assessment;

(iii) Analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation options based on identification of low carbon development and adaptation options and opportunities, economic analyses and comparison of options and opportunities, identification of priority adaptation and mitigation options and opportunities and analysis of potential synergies and trade-offs between priority adaptation and mitigation measures;

(iv) Development of an Integrated Territorial Climate Change Plan for Mbale region based on institutional governance and financial analysis to implement actions related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, prioritization of adaptation and mitigation options ( in the order of no regret, negative cost, no cost and low cost), capacity development action plan developed, policy and investment plan developed and identification of the implementation arrangements and development of the M & E framework;

(v) Development of a climate change policy and investment package for Mbale region based on pre feasibility studies for priority project ideas and generating a list of climate change project ideas including identification of project-level emissions mitigation and /or sequestration activities, identification of options for introduction of legal and financial instruments to address climate change, identification of potential sources of funding for project ideas , preparation of project proposals for carbon financing as well as undertaking project concept marketing and partnership building;

Assist Mbale region to develop climate change scenarios for impacts assessments, vulnerability assessments (Vas);
Provide guidance on the most appropriate methodological framework for the VA studies, including the modeling tools needed, consistent with the scope of work, the characteristics of project area, technical expertise required, resource constraints and data availability;
Provide technical guidance in the use of climate change related information for designing appropriate responses for low emission climate resilient development at regional and local government level;
Backstop Project Management Unit and Mbale regional authorities and technical staff, through on-line and on-site technical assistance, procurement of information, and learning and knowledge sharing management services;
Assist the project in addressing the key technical and policy issues of the VA studies, including the design of adaptation options and development of adaptation strategies at the local level;
Provide substantive guidance to the project and project beneficiaries in the identification and application of most appropriate climate change modeling tools and techniques available for developing climate scenarios to support physical and economic climate change impact assessments;
Assist the project to identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned from the project for organizational sharing and learning and promote project results and replications

Contractual and reporting arrangements

The consultant will provide a written report to the Project Manager upon the completion of each of his requested assignment. The report will highlight the status of each of the expected outputs as per the above.

Competencies

Competencies:

Demonstrated solid knowledge on climate change adaptation and development
Demonstrated solid knowledge and experience in various carbon financing mechanisms
Ability to deliver on time
Outstanding time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent negotiation and communication skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent drafting and reporting skills
Excellent computer literacy

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

Masters degree in environment, economics, development or any other closely related field
Technical knowledge of the implications of climate change on development, finance, environment and other relevant fields in critical
At least 10 years experience, preferably including support to governments through policy and strategic interventions
Experience in designing adaptation and /or mitigation projects
Experience in resource mobilization and partnership development
Experience in project management, preferably for UNDP, would be an asset
Excellent computer literacy

Application Procedure

The consultant is required to submit an application and a proposal, which include the following:

I. Job Proposal:

Letter of Interest.
Explanation as to why the consultant considers him/herself suitable for the assignment, with reference to the required competencies, tasks and expected deliverables.
Given the overall framework and its guide questions above, a brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment, including a proposal of a timeline and sample tools

II. Personal CV of the Applicant:

Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

III. Financial Proposal:

Please submit a financial proposal indicating consultancy fee, lump sum fee or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment.

Please note that the online system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CV and uploaded together at once.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To apply
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=24826

UNICEF Jobs in Uganda, Technology for Development (T4D) Technical Specialist

Job Title: Technology for Development (T4D) Technical Specialist, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 05 August 2011


UNICEF Kampala, George Street, Kampala

DURATION:

7 months beginning August 2011, with intention for a Phase 2 of 4 months

BACKGROUND:

In November 2009, UNICEF Uganda set up a Technology for Development Coordination Unit, tasked to support the integration of innovative practices into traditional UNICEF programming, and to look for sustainable opportunities to launch projects with significant technology components that are designed, supported, rolled out and maintained in partnership with the Government of Uganda and long-term NGO, CBO and faith-based organizations.

The T4D Unit focuses on identifying regional and global trends in innovative technologies; examining initiatives with programmatic counterparts and assessing opportunities for utilization; advising government counterparts, strengthening partnerships and supporting capacity building with local and regional stakeholders; managing the design and development of ICT programs, software applications and hardware components; coordinating testing and deployment; managing internal and external consultants and companies; working with programmatic counterparts to oversee testing, scale up and handover phases of various initiatives; and monitoring and evaluating outcomes.

Ongoing T4D initiatives include:

an array of mHealth applications used by VHTs, Health Centres, district health offices and community members – based on the RapidSMS platform and including web-based elements and USSD functionality
a social monitoring platform and related national campaign called "Ureport", which encourages citizen (especially youth) involvement, action, monitoring, and government accountability; also built using RapidSMS
a dynamic web and Blackberry-based data collection and mapping application (DevTrac) which geo-tags project monitoring information gathered during UNICEF field visits
RapidFTR, a Blackberry application for Family Tracing and Reunification during emergencies
a USSD and web based application for Birth Registration (MobileVRS)
mobile-phone based monitoring in schools
a national Child Helpline
an SMS-based supply-tracking application
rugged solar-powered computer systems being built and deployed at 100 UNICEF supported Youth Centers and Teacher Colleges
an online/offline content portal that will be filled with Uganda-specific content and maintained and managed by UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and other partners

UNICEF Uganda subscribes to a philosophy that supported IT solutions should strive to be enterprise level, open-source, sustainable by in-country talent as much as possible, and low cost.

UNICEF Uganda plans to expand and scale the use of many of the aforementioned projects, while continuing to develop, field test, modify and deploy new T4D initiatives; strengthening project sustainability (based on sound business models and ownership/handover strategies); empowering UNICEF and Government of Uganda staff to take the lead in integrating T4D components into existing initiatives; and supporting capacity building in the private sector and academia's capacity.

In order to achieve this, UNICEF Uganda seeks to fill the position of T4D Technical Specialist, to develop strategic implementation plans for existing and new initiatives, work with partners and UNICEF program colleagues to design new initiatives, provide day-to-day technical support for multiple ongoing projects, manage related budgetary, supply/contracting and other administrative duties to keep a small innovative unit running within a UN bureaucracy, draft fundraising documents and concept papers as needed, provide general monitoring and quality assurance for UNICEF T4D solutions, and oversee a team of internal technical consultants (software programmers, engineers, etc) and external companies to carry out these projects.

Additionally, partnerships are critical to all of the T4D Unit's work: the consultant will outreach to and support coordinated work with like-minded innovative donors, open-source development communities, local innovators, youth organizations, cultural and religious organizations, NGOs, the private sector, local media, and national and foreign academic institutions, to provide a space to nurture and test new and innovative ideas as well as to build local capacity and encourage shared resources.

The need for this consultancy at this time arises from: the move of the previous T4D Technical Specialist into the formal UNICEF Health and Nutrition team structure; the focus on delivery, national scale-up, and handover of what have to date been test projects; and the limited in-office experience of programme officers with T4D as a cross-sectoral field.

Purpose:

To identify, assess and integrate ICTs into regular UNICEF programming where appropriate, and to build capacity within UNICEF, Government, private sector, NGO, CBO and faith-based partners to increasingly lead T4D related projects; with a special focus on input to strategy for hardware production scale-up and roll-out as well as training, on ICT projects falling under the Child Protection (Keeping Children Safe) programme (Birth Registration and Child Helpline) as well as support around Keep Children Learning projects, on partnership work related to mapping and monitoring initiatives in Uganda, and on administrative and supply duties to support those initiatives.

The consultant will support the Section Coordinator with outreach to academic, civil society and private sector interest groups with linkages to T4D activities, taking the lead in areas either assigned, or directly relevant to the consultant's portfolio.
The consultant will support creation of a sustainable business model and private sector outreach strategies to support UNICEF Uganda's plan for deploying small ICT centers at 100+ youth centers across the country. This may include: working with youth center partners, creation of necessary informational materials, and contribution to strategy to be used by Private Sector specialist to support private sector partnerships for ICT for Youth Centers
The consultant will advise the "Keeping Children Safe" team to guide the on-going deployment – including hardware needs - and any remaining software development needed in the national Ugandan Birth & Death Registration System, as well as support coordination of the public-private partnership between Uganda Telecoms and the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).
Working with technical consultants, the consultant will guide the development of Uganda's Child Helpline, which will be upgrading operations from a system of multiple call centers using a paper based system for case management, to a single, national lights-off call center using state of the art case management technology.
The consultant will temporarily manage on-going programmatic development of the DevTrac platform (online knowledge sharing/data mapping platform to track development work and outcomes), and oversee the programmer(s) and external companies who work on the technical development, as well as engage with local and global partners to support testing, improvement and expansion of the initiative. A project manager directly responsible for this project will be recruited in the near future.
The consultant will research, identify and advise on integration of other ICT tools and innovate solutions to development challenges into UNICEF's standard work. This could include anything from investigating new mobile tools and data collection devices, to looking at initiatives such as bio-gas, water purity tracking devices, etc
The consultant will work with a team of internal technical consultants (software programmers, engineers, etc) and external companies to successfully achieve the aforementioned T4D projects.
The consultant will ensure necessary contracts are created and supplies ordered to keep T4D-related projects and team operations functioning smoothly, working within the standard UN system of contracting and procurement.
The consultant will provide routine usability feedback and quality assurance reports on all projects within the consultant's portfolio.
The consultant will provide ongoing documentation, of publishable quality, for all projects they are engaged on.
The consultant may be asked to pursue funding opportunities, and develop related proposals.
The consultant will support the Section Chief in drafting T4D-related ToRs, budgets and other administrative duties.
The consultant may be requested to represent UNICEF Uganda's T4D Unit during high level donor visits, government and development partner meetings (Working Groups, Task Forces, etc), and international conferences and events.
The consultant will, when requested, advise and provide technical support to UNICEF's East and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO), as well as UNICEF HQ.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Below are the key tasks to be completed; however, consultant is expected to take on tasks as assigned by supervisor to ensure efficient functioning of the T4D unit and all the projects we support, upon regular joint review of UNICEF's needs and priorities with team and management:

1. Working with T4D, Private Sector Specialist and graphic designer, prepare documents for private sector and other partnership efforts

2. Report on technical development and implementation of national Birth and Death Registration (BDR) system to Register Generals Office, URSB, Ministry of Gender, and UNICEF Senior Management / Child Protection

3. Report on status of Child Helpline case management development and implementation

4. Identify and assess at least two new T4D initiatives, or new phases of ongoing initiatives, with immediate potential to improve UNICEF programming

5. Provide recommendations on integrating platforms currently deployed by UNICEF Uganda (such as RapidSMS, RapidFTR, DevTrac) with other technologies, (such as IVR and MMS) and other relevant platforms (such as J2ME and Android apps, Facebook)

6. Identify, assess, and formalize at least one new significant partnership (PCA, SSFA, MoU, LTA, etc) with public / private sector, academic or civil society institutions

7. Represent UNICEF T4D at high level event to showcase successes of UNICEF Uganda T4D initiatives, share lessons learned and interact with other innovations experts

8. Administrative and supply/procurement duties related to the above.

EXPECTED/KEY DELIVERABLES:

The consultant's main role is to support all necessary coordination of projects and work within the T4D unit. However specific monthly deliverables are required, including:

1. PR-quality documents and reports, including business plans, for partners on all joint initiatives and proposed joint initiatives. (Month 1)

2. 2-4 page project briefs, with accompanying documents, to keep the stakeholders updated on the projects in the consultant's portfolio: to include Birth Registration (Month 2), Child Helpline (Month 3), data integration and sharing with other platforms (Month 5), as well as top priority emerging T4D initiatives to be assigned at time of engagement and throughout contract (Month 4).

3. Standard partnership and contractual documents, delivered and ready for management review (Month 6)

4. Final report prepared for relevant program sections and management on T4D initiatives, on lessons learned and shared at at least one high level meeting. (Month 7)

Technical expertise required:

An advanced degree in International Affairs, International Relations, International Development, or a related field. A combination of an advanced degree and practical experience in international development work may be substituted for the particular fields mentioned.
5-7 years experience designing and implementing solutions for large-scale technical projects – including supervising engineers and software developers; responsibility for budgets, contracts and procurement, etc.
3-5 years experience working within key UNICEF programmatic areas (Health and Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection, Education, WASH, Communication and Emergencies).
Experience with ICT hardware, mobile phones and web-based technologies in Africa, particularly designing or deploying tools appropriate to low-bandwidth environments.
A strong understanding of UNICEF programmes and policy, including knowledge of communication, technology, youth participation and partnership goals, as well as sound interpretation and judgment to present these programmes and policies in a way that enhances UNICEF's image.

Experience in supporting and coordinating project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations.
Good understanding of development issues, world affairs and current events
Proven ability to interact diplomatically with high-level officials as well as experience working directly with community-level partners.
Proven ability to manage relationships with UNICEF partners, including youth coalitions, universities, intellectual leaders, UN organizations, NGOs and the private sector
Proven skills in negotiation, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy and fundraising
Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
Strong writing and communication skills and the aptitude to handle competing messages and priorities with multiple audiences
Ability to travel and work in remote and sometimes insecure locations
Fluency in written and verbal English is a must; another UN or local language is a plus
Residence and work experience in East Africa, current or past, is advantageous.

TO APPLY

Send letter of interest, CV and any relevant sample work (links or attachments) to jobst4d@gmail.com and cayado@unicef.org

Applications must be received by 5 August 2011

UNDP Jobs in Uganda- Procurement Associate

Job Title: Procurement Associate

Location : KAMPALA, UGANDA
Application Deadline :15-Aug-11
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-6
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Sep-2011
Duration of Initial Contract :1 YEAR


Closing Date: Monday, 15 August 2011

Background

UNDP Uganda is looking for a suitably qualified Ugandan to fill the post of Procurement Associate.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Associate ensures execution of transparent and efficient procurement services and processes in Uganda CO. The Procurement Associate promotes a client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.

The Procurement Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects' staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information exchange.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures

implementation of the operational strategies

focusing on achievement of the following results:

Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control.
CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement and Logistics in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.

Organizes procurement processes for CO, NEX/DEX projects and at the request of other Agencies

focusing on achievement of the following results:

Preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and their implementation monitoring.
Organization of procurement processes including preparation and conduct of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations.
Preparation of Purchase Orders (POs) and contracts in and outside Atlas, preparation of Recurring Purchase orders for contracting of services, vendors' creation in Atlas. . Buyers profile in Atlas.
Preparation of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that POs are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
Presentation of reports on procurement in the CO.
Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
Implementation of joint procurement processes for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.

Ensures

implementation of sourcing strategy

focusing on achievement of the following result:

Development and update of the rosters of suppliers, implementation of supplier selection and evaluation.

Ensures proper

control of CO Assets

focusing on achievement of the following result:

Preparation of inventory reports in collaboration with the Assets focal point.
Implementation of Inventory and physical verification control in the CO and projects.

Ensures organization of l

ogistical services

focusing on achievement of the following results:

Organization of travel including purchase of tickets, DSA calculation, PO preparation; arrangement of shipments; vehicle maintenance; conference facilities arrangements in collaboration with the Assistant Administrative in charge of travels and protocol.
Timely conducted DSA, Travel Agencies, vehicle maintenance, hotel and conference facilities surveys in collaboration with the Administrative Associate.

Ensures

facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Procurement.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates commitment to UNDP's mission, vision and values.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

Shares knowledge and experience
Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness

Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to contract, asset and procurement management, including organization and conduct of procurement processes, implementation of contract and sourcing strategies, reporting, control of assets
Sound knowledge of financial rules and regulations
Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system.

Leadership and Self-Management

Focuses on result for the client
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change
Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view

UNDP Procurement Certification programme

Required Skills and Experience

Secondary Education with specialized training in procurement. University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

6 years of progressively responsible administrative experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), advance knowledge of automated procurement systems, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

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=24833

Uganda Investment Authority, (UIA) Jobs Vacancy- Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership, development, coordination, promotion and management of UIA programs; and for providing technical support to the Board.

Key results areas are:
• Support the Board in the development and implementation of policies for the effective management of investment in the country.
• Spearhead strategic planning processes and ensure a strategic focus towards the attainment of the organization's mandate and objectives; and to advise the Board and GoU on appropriate strategic agenda
• Ensure effective co-ordination of planning and implementation of the organization's programs and activities in relation to its strategic objectives and plans.
• Spearhead the mobilization of the necessary resources for the organization's programs and activities and ensure their effective utilization
• Manage relations with funding and technical partners, and maintain good working relation with them and other government departments and related organizations and institutions
• Carry out the day-to-day management of UIA including the recruitment, supervision and support of the organization's staff
• Raise UlA's profile and visibility for the creation of a positive and vibrant investment and business environments.


Job requirement

Person Specifications
• Masters Degree in Business Administration/Public Administration and Management or the equivalent from a recognized institution
• Postgraduate training in any of the following
• disciplines: Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, General Management and/or Project Planning and Management
• Good computer skills
• Knowledge of the Government of Uganda
• Procurement Regulations and Practices, Donor and GoU Financial Accounting Procedures
• At least 12 years hands-on experience managing organizations at top management level.
• Proven track record of leadership and management at senior level with responsibility of managing professional staff for not less than 7 years
• Managing and working in multi-sector contexts
• Excellent team leadership skills
• Well developed writing and oral communication skills.
• Private sector experience at senior level in business, human resource or project operations
• Experience in client oriented operations in the private sector service business


How to apply

Closing date: 19th August 2011
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant's daytime telephone contact should be sent to:

Dama Consultants Limited
10th Floor Uganda House
P. O. Box 3967
Kampala - Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944
For more details contact us on our website: www. damaconsultantltd.com.
For details please visit http://www.uqandainvest.com
Dama Consultants Limited accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late and/or misdirected transmission of applications.
Note:
Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

Accountants Assistant in Uganda at Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADEN) -

Job Title: Accountants Assistant (2 positions)
Location: Tororo/lganga
Job Status: Full time Reports to: Area Manager

Responsibilities
1. Keeping the books of accounts and production of timely financial reports.
2. Maintaining a sound internal financial system.
Duties
• To receive and process all invoices, expense forms and requests for payment.
• Verify calculations and input codes in to the Accounts system in an accurate manner.
• To maintain and reconcile the Direct Debit mandates.
• To deal with daily transactions for the petty cash and ensure that reconciliations are completed on a weekly basis.
• To ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner for all financial transactions.
• Prepare cheques for payment.
• To ensure that all transactions are posted daily.
• Developing and maintaining sound financial forecasting and budgeting cash flow management and proper accountability to all stakeholders.
• To closely monitor the effective and efficient utilization of funds allocated to the programme so as to ensure efficiency, accountability and value for money.
• To prepare and present in timely manner the annual, quarterly, monthly financial statements and budget estimates in accordance with the guidelines and regulations.
• Should pay strict observance to donor agencies financial guidelines and regulations.
• Uphold, safeguard and upgrade existing internal control systems.
• Assist in entering financial data into the financial accounting system for the organization
• Any other duties within organisation context as may be assigned


Job requirement

Minimum Qualification
• A diploma in Accounting/UDBS from a reputable institution.
• 2 Years Related work experience.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products-Word, Excel and Outlook.

Skills and attributes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Good analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
• Ability to perform accurately and methodically following published procedures.
• Ability to work in a team, Good organisation ' and administrative skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.

Added advantage
• Experience with donor funded project accounts.


How to apply

Interested competent candidates should submit a cover letter with copies of relevant academic documents not latter than Tuesday 9th August 2011.
Applications should be sent to the address below,

The Executive Director,
EADEN, P.O. Box 337 Iganga
They should be hand delivered to plot 24 Lubas Road (Off Kaliro Road), Iganga or sent by email to eadenuganda@gmail.com

Air Uganda Jobs Vacancies

Job Title: Mechanic

Air Uganda (U7) is an AKFED company and part of the Celestair Group of African airlines; we are committed to providing maximum safety, security, comfort, punctuality and service satisfaction to all our customers. The company has been expanding since its inception in November 2007 and currently operates modern jet aircraft on a route network from Entebbe to Juba, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam, Kigali, Mombasa & Zanzibar. There are also new route expansions planned for later in 2011 & 2012.

As U7 continues to expand, a number of job opportunities in the airline are now available for recruitment. We are looking for exceptional and talented people to work for an ambitious airline that strives to be the best in the region, "The Wings of East Africa".
You will be highly service minded, a team player of unquestionable integrity with proven customer service and strong interpersonal skills. For the right candidate, a competitive package will be offered commensurate with the position and qualifications required.
We are looking for experienced well qualified candidates to fill the positions below within the airline; all based at Entebbe International Airport.


Job Reference: MECH/OO5/2O11
Job Title: Mechanic
Report line: Airport Services Supervisor

Responsibilities
• To ensure timely servicing and repair of all ramp and mechanical equipment
• To ensure safe custody of equipment and tools


Job requirement

Qualifications, Experience and skills
• Must have a minimum of a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent certificate
• A minimum of 4 years experience in mechanics, preferably with airport ramp equipment
• Physically fit and a good team player


How to apply

How to Apply: Please send your application, curriculum vitae and copies of academic credentials to mycareer@air-uganda.com or deliver to the address:

Human Resources Department, Air Uganda. Housing Finance Bank Building, 2nd floor, Lower Kololo Terrace, P.O. Box 36591 Kampala-Uganda.
Application deadline is 15 August 2011

Security Officer Job at Air Uganda

Air Uganda (U7) is an AKFED company and part of the Celestair Group of African airlines; we are committed to providing maximum safety, security, comfort, punctuality and service satisfaction to all our customers. The company has been expanding since its inception in November 2007 and currently operates modern jet aircraft on a route network from Entebbe to Juba, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam, Kigali, Mombasa & Zanzibar. There are also new route expansions planned for later in 2011 & 2012.

As U7 continues to expand, a number of job opportunities in the airline are now available for recruitment. We are looking for exceptional and talented people to work for an ambitious airline that strives to be the best in the region, "The Wings of East Africa".
You will be highly service minded, a team player of unquestionable integrity with proven customer service and strong interpersonal skills. For the right candidate, a competitive package will be offered commensurate with the position and qualifications required.
We are looking for experienced well qualified candidates to fill the positions below within the airline; all based at Entebbe International Airport.


Job Reference: SO/OO6/2O11
Job Title: Security Officer
Report line: Airport Services Supervisor
Responsibilities
• To ensure maximum security of all Air Uganda property within the airport
• To physically check passenger baggage at specific times
• To ensure that baggage/cargo is not interfered with, pilfered, or stolen
• To advise on airport security matters and recommend, implement solutions


Job requirement

Qualifications, Experience and skills
• Must have relevant security qualifications and training, acceptable to CAA
• Knowledge of AVSEC policies and procedures
• A minimum of 3 years recent experience in aviation security
• Physically fit and a good team player


How to apply

How to Apply: Please send your application, curriculum vitae and copies of academic credentials to mycareer@air-uganda.com or deliver to the address:

Human Resources Department, Air Uganda. Housing Finance Bank Building, 2nd floor, Lower Kololo Terrace, P.O. Box 36591 Kampala-Uganda.
Application deadline is 15 August 2011

Jobs at Air Uganda--Baggage Services & Tracing Agent

Job Title: Baggage Services & Tracing Agent

Air Uganda (U7) is an AKFED company and part of the Celestair Group of African airlines; we are committed to providing maximum safety, security, comfort, punctuality and service satisfaction to all our customers. The company has been expanding since its inception in November 2007 and currently operates modern jet aircraft on a route network from Entebbe to Juba, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam, Kigali, Mombasa & Zanzibar. There are also new route expansions planned for later in 2011 & 2012.

As U7 continues to expand, a number of job opportunities in the airline are now available for recruitment. We are looking for exceptional and talented people to work for an ambitious airline that strives to be the best in the region, "The Wings of East Africa".
You will be highly service minded, a team player of unquestionable integrity with proven customer service and strong interpersonal skills. For the right candidate, a competitive package will be offered commensurate with the position and qualifications required.
We are looking for experienced well qualified candidates to fill the positions below within the airline; all based at Entebbe International Airport.

Job Reference: BSTA/007/2011
Job Title: Baggage Services & Tracing Agent
Report line: Airport Services Supervisor Responsibilities
• To ensure that lost or short shipped baggage is recovered promptly
• To compensate passengers in line with company and IATA Policy


Job requirement

Qualifications, Experience and skills
• Must have a minimum of a Diploma in a business field
• Minimum of 2 years in ground handling and baggage operations
• Familiar with IATA Ground handling regulations and use of World Tracer System
• Good communication, customer care skills and a team player


How to apply

How to Apply: Please send your application, curriculum vitae and copies of academic credentials to mycareer@air-uganda.com or deliver to the address:

Human Resources Department, Air Uganda. Housing Finance Bank Building, 2nd floor, Lower Kololo Terrace, P.O. Box 36591 Kampala-Uganda.
Application deadline is 15 August 2011

Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADEN) has a Job Vacancy for Area Manager

Job title: Area Manager (1 position)

Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADEN) is a capacity building organization founded by the Catholic Arch Diocese of Tororo, the Diocese of Jinja and community representatives in the geographical coverage of the Ecclesiastical province of Tororo. The organization aims at reducing poverty among marginalized subsistence farmers by increasing their capacity to overcome social economic development challenges that include health, food and income security. The organization currently works in partnership with Caritas Denmark, to ; empower communities in Eastern Uganda move from the state of subsistence individual farming, to organized groups/associations that are able to engage in specialized production alongside influencing policy change for increased sustainable production and market access.
EADEN is inviting applications from suitable \ qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions: j

Job status: Full time
Location: Tororo Reports to: Executive Director Purpose: To plan, direct and implement the Tororo area activities while ensuring effective
functioning of the organisation's operations and systems
Duties and Responsibilities
• S/he is the head and accounting officer for the area office
• Implementation of community development activities especially in agricultural practices !
• Conduct community mobilisation and sensitisation activities to ensure adequate community participation in programme activities
• Coordinate and ensure timely implementation if sustainable programme activities
• Assist the community in participatory community development processes and drawing of village development activity plans
• Write and submit monthly reports to the Executive Director and other stakeholders
• Contribute to fundraising and donor reporting
• Developing strategies for improving community development activities mostly in agriculture
• Leading and supervising the area team while ensuring effective community participation and outreach
• Any other duties that may be assigned


Job requirement

Minimum Qualifications
• Degree in Social sciences, development studies or agriculture
• 3 years working experience in livelihood programs
• 2 years management experience
• 3 years experience in managing donor funded projects
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products-Word, Excel and Outlook
Skills and Attributes
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural society/ community
• Good attitude towards community work
• Concern for standards alongside problem solving, Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Strategic thinking, Results orientation, Concern for impact
• Relationship building, planning & organisation, Management/administrative, interpersonal skills

Added Advantage
• Experience in fundraising and donor reporting
• Training and experience in project planning and management


How to apply

Interested competent candidates should submit a cover letter with copies of relevant academic documents not latter than Tuesday 9th August 2011.
Applications should be sent to the address below,

The Executive Director,
EADEN, P.O. Box 337 Iganga
They should be hand delivered to plot 24 Lubas Road (Off Kaliro Road), Iganga or sent by email to eadenuganda@gmail.com

Savannah Oil and Gas Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Sales Engineer
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

SAVANNAH OIL AND GAS’, a company with the aim of offering integrated support solutions to both the Oil/Gas and mining industries

Duties and Responsibilities:

Seek new markets through a well established network
Maintain Growth
Formulate Route to Market Design
Ensure Product Availability
Request portfolio changes based on outlets
Willing to go into the market independently and generate business for the organization
To identify business prospects and develop new clients/Projects.
Ability to Meet & Exceed Annual Sales Target in terms of Revenue & Gross Profit.
Prepare quotations with technical support; make follow-up sales calls, follow-up on deliveries and product satisfaction, payment collection.
Provide weekly and monthly sales figure updates and forecasts to the Sales Manager.
To Negotiate & Close Orders with Clients & Suppliers.
Contact the end users and contractors to follow up oil and gas projects and its requirements.
Establishing and promoting long-term customer relationships including facilitating all pre-sale and post-sale customer communications, support and services.
Reply all clarifications coming from the client.
Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts.



Necessary Qualifications:

Background of Chemical Engineering
Should have working knowledge of principles of the oil and gas industry.
Very good presentation skills
Minimum of 5 years work Experience
Good communication skills.
Have team work
Good planning and organization skills.
Experience in sales.

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 savannahjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Sales 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: 08th August 2011

Transport Supervisor Job Vacancy in Uganda

Vacancy: Transport Supervisor
Location: Kampala, Uganda. Mobilized to Albert Lake, construction sites or other cities if required.
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Primary Function

Responsible for close supervision and coordination of all in country road transport operations, ensuring safe and efficient passage of CNOOC Operations bound goods and services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Providing daily transport status updates, amendments and advices
Liaise with projects staff on all aspects of freight movements
Use of satellite tracking of vehicles to achieve this
Stock keeping, transfers & permissions/ licenses for explosives
Field visits + Supervision of all aspects of road transport + fleet supervision in the field operations areas
Analyse the rig needs for operational areas, plan ahead to ensure cranes, forklifts, trucks etc are on hire or prepared for action
Other duties assigned by leaders


Necessary Qualifications:

Degree or Diploma in Business Studies, Logistics and supply chain management
Postgraduate qualifications in road transport management
planning, management or the related
At least 10-years road transport operations, Logistical, and Warehousing or related working experience
Extensive knowledge of logistics and transportation
Qualifications in road transport or vehicle mechanics
Excellent skills for office software: MS Word, Power Point, Excel
Understanding of oil E&P
Excellent organizational, negotiation and communication skills
Excellent analyzing and problem-solving ability
Awareness of culture diversity;
Good command of both written and spoken English
Excellent team player
High standard of business ethics and integrity
Highly motivated and achievement orientated
Preference to overseas and offshore oil field working experience

How to Apply:

Candidates that DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Please apply online and send an email to cnoocjobs@nftconsult.com

(In the "SUBJECT LINE" field please indicate the position you are applying for i.e. "Transport Supervisor")

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

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: 10.08.2011

Civil Engineer Jobs in Uganda at CNOOC Uganda Ltd

Vacancy: Civil Engineer
Location: Kampala, Uganda. Mobilized to Albert Lake, construction sites or other cities if required.
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties): Primary Functions

Responsible for the design, development and construction of a huge range of projects in the built and natural environment. Their role is central to ensuring the safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects in many areas, including highway construction, well site construction, camp site construction and bridge engineering etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertaking site investigations, technical and feasibility studies
Developing detailed designs
Assessing the potential risks of specific projects, as well as undertaking risk management in specialist roles
Putting together scope of work for tendering documents and analyzing bidder’s proposals
Managing, supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on civil engineering issues
Overseeing the work of junior staff or mentoring civil workers
Managing budgets and other project resources
Managing change, as the client may change his or her mind about the design. Ensuring relevant parties are notified of changes in the project
Scheduling material and equipment purchases and delivery
Attending public meetings to discuss projects, especially in a senior role
Working with EHS Department to deal with building permits, EIA etc., and to agree and manage civil work safety performance
Correcting any project deficiencies that affect production, quality and safety requirements prior to final evaluation and project reviews
Other duties assigned by leaders


Necessary Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Civil, or related degree
At least 10-year related working experience.
Excellent maths, science, design soft wares and IT skills
Extensive knowledge of structural, transportation, environmental, maritime, geotechnical engineering
Knowledge of project management
Understanding of oil E&P.
Excellent organizational, negotiation and communication skills.
Excellent analyzing and problem-solving ability
Ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly
Awareness of culture diversity
Good command of both written and spoken English
Excellent team player.
High standard of business ethics and integrity
Highly motivated and achievement orientated
Preference to oil field working experience.

How to Apply:

Candidates that DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Please apply online and send an email to cnoocjobs@nftconsult.com

(In the "SUBJECT LINE" field please indicate the position you are applying for i.e. "Civil Engineer")

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

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: 10.08.2011

Camp Supervisor Job Vacancy at CNOOC Uganda Ltd

Vacancy: Camp Supervisor
Location: Kampala, Mobilized to Albert Lake, construction sites or other cities if required.
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Primary Function

Responsible for work in camp management and maintenance to insure successful operation. Work is performed independently within established policies and procedures under the general direction of an administrative superior.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs maintenance and repairs on camp facilities including plumbing, painting, carpentry, cleaning, and electrical duties
Employs and supervises staff to operate dining facilities
Plans menus, prepares food supply orders, and stores food
Makes arrangements for disposal of garbage
Assumes responsibility for checking in and out camp grounds and non-camp groups and maintenance of records.
Inspects all facilities and collects breakage fees
Supervises and orients camp counselors
Assumes responsibility for maintaining standard first aid supplies
Maintains required health records to insure proper payment of accident claims resulting from camp participation.
Maintains liaison with medical doctors in the area
Assumes responsibility for weekly camp attendance summary, program evaluation, counselor evaluation, and other required reports
Assumes responsibility for collecting camp fees, depositing money in the bank, and keeping accurate financial records.
Assumes responsibility for security of camp facilities and camp personnel
Assumes responsibility for inventory and ordering of recreational equipment and supplies
Performs related work as required



Necessary Qualifications:

Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience
Hotel management or Cooking
At least 10-year related working experience
Considerable knowledge of mechanical, carpentry, building construction, and electrical skills
Knowledge of menu planning and food services
Understanding of oil E&P
Ability to supervise the work of others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with adults, youth, and the general public
Ability to maintain financial records
Ability to operate and maintain grounds equipment
Ability to operate and maintain kitchen equipment
Ability to work independently
Excellent team player
Highly motivated and achievement orientated
Preference to oil field working experience

How to Apply:

Candidates that DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Please apply online and send an email to cnoocjobs@nftconsult.com

(In the "SUBJECT LINE" field please indicate the position you are applying for i.e. "Camp Supervisor)

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

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: 10.08.2011

CNOOC Uganda Ltd Jobs- Freight Forwarding Supervisor

CNOOC Uganda Ltd- Freight Forwarding Supervisor

Vacancy: Freight Forwarding Supervisor
Location: Kampala, Mobilized to Albert Lake, construction sites or other cities if required.
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Primary Function

To manage the Freight Forwarding Group, elaborate Group strategies to deliver projects as per company’s objectives.


Duties and Responsibilities

Organise the FF Group in support of company’s objectives.
Set group objectives, strategies and design performance reporting tools.
Manage the FF Group with respect to objectives, personnel evaluation, technical training and general logistics support.
Establish EHS and etc key performance indicators to ensure compliance with CNOOC standards.
Compile SOPs to comply with PSA, JOAs obligations, benchmarking the best practices in the oil industry.
Establish and seek approvals with FIN for budgets; monitor and report against such as per agreed schedule and limits.
Adhere to SLAs with identified clients and act as liaison function between SCM planning and all projects.
Manage major contractors with respect to SOPs, performance and contractual issues.
Elaborate schedule and ToRs for Audits, internal and external.
Build and Deliver a succession plan by coaching and mentoring and being responsible for staff development.
Other duties assigned by leaders.


Necessary Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or above
Planning, Logistics management, Supply Chain Management or the related
At least 10-year related working experience.
3 years of supervisory experiences.
Comprehensive experience with all SCM disciplines required
Experience working in Africa on the above is preferred
Extensive knowledge of logistics and foreign trade process
Knowledge of declaration, import and export transportation
Intensive knowledge of Electronic Media Management System required
Excellent skills for office software: MS Word, Power Point, Excel
Understanding of oil E&P
Excellent leading, planning and communication skills
Good understanding of culture diversity
Excellent analyzing and problem-solving ability
Good command of both written and spoken English & Chinese
Excellent team player
High standard business ethics and integrity
Highly motivated and achievement orientated
Preference to overseas and offshore oil field working experience

How to Apply:

Candidates that DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Please apply online and send an email to cnoocjobs@nftconsult.com

(In the "SUBJECT LINE" field please indicate the position you are applying for i.e. " Freight Forwarding Supervisor)

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

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: 10.08.2011

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