Job Vacancy in Uganda at Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd

Job Title: Decentralization Strengthening Specialist

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Decentralization Strengthening Specialist candidates for a USAID-funded programme in Uganda. Candidates must be Ugandan Nationals currently living in Uganda.

The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Programme will improve the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on health and HIV/AIDS services, at Local Government levels in Uganda through: (1) improving coordination among all USAID supported partners at the district level, (2) strengthening the capacity of districts and sub-counties to plan, budget, implement/coordinate, monitor and evaluate decentralized services, (3) provision of grants to districts to complement resources needed for effective and efficient management of programs and services, and (4) facilitating strategic innovations to improve district leadership and sustainable financing of health, HIV/AIDS and other social sector services.

The Specialist serves as a technical advisor on all technical assistance provided to districts related to management and governance. The Specialist ensures quality control of technical assistance provided by Regional Offices and issues guidance to Regional Decentralization Managers and Specialists. The Specialist will take a lead role in managing process of adapting District Resource Management Reference Manuals and developing new ones and will maintain a library of lessons learned and relevant tools available from the in-country partners as well as tools used in other countries. Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the DS Director, serve as the liaison between regional Decentralization Strengthening (DS) Team and Kampala based team

Manage the overall TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE quality control program, ensuring all technical assistance provided aligns with SDS objectives and providing guidance to regional DS specialists to monitor quality of TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE provided to districts

Manage the day to day responsibilities required to support the integration of the national level IPs technical assistance activities with SDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Strategy and Plan

Manage the overall process of adapting the existing District Resource Management Reference Manual (DRMRM) and developing new ones as in relevant technical areas

Coordinate and at times develop training and staff development programs to ensure SDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Strategy Objectives can be carried out by SDS staff at the central and regional level

Coordinate and maintain a central office library of lessons learned from regional /district technical assistance
Provide input to all reports and work plans as required by the DS Team Leader

Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree 7+ years of experience in public administration, finance, organizational development and community development Experience strengthening decentralization for promotion improvements in local government governance, management and system strengthening

Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE in at least two of the following areas: coordination, planning, budgeting, human resource management, leadership & governance, financial management & procurement

Experience in staff development modalities, training assessments and developing training manuals Knowledge of best practices and lessons learned in local governance and service delivery Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in English Special Instructions


Please send CVs to Recruitment.Health@CardnoEM.com with "Uganda SDS DS Specialist" in the subject line for prompt consideration.



Closing Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Director, Decentralization Strengthening Job in Uganda at Cardno Emerging Markets

Job Title: Director, Decentralization Strengthening

Location: Kampala, Uganda


Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Director, Decentralization Strengthening candidates for a USAID-funded programme in Uganda. Candidates must be Ugandan Nationals currently living in Uganda.

The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Programme will improve the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on health and HIV/AIDS services, at Local Government levels in Uganda through: (1) improving coordination among all supported partners at the district level, (2) strengthening the capacity of districts and sub-counties to plan, budget, implement/coordinate, monitor and evaluate decentralized services, (3) provision of grants to districts to complement resources needed for effective and efficient management of programs and services, and (4) facilitating strategic innovations to improve district leadership and sustainable financing of health, HIV/AIDS and other social sector services.

The Director of Decentralization Strengthening will provide technical leadership to SDS Regional Offices and district governments necessary to improve the governance and management of district and sub-county administration. The Director will lead the development of technical tools; provide guidance to SDS Regional Offices in their applications; will coordinate closely with central level IPs in order to share experience and coordinate technical assistance. Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the DCoP, provide technical leadership and oversight of the Decentralization Strengthening (DS) team activities to ensure compatibility with the SDS Technical Assistance Plan

Coordinate and integrate the SDS technical assistance activities with the national level implementing partners, government entities and other Ugandan institutions that work in the area of Local Government

Take the lead in instituting the District Management Improvement Planning process and providing the technical support to the Regional Offices to carry-out the process

Assist in developing the criteria for performance Improvement Grants and Innovation Grants

Assist Ugandan organizations and officials develop agenda for policy discussion with central ministries as required

In coordination with the M&E and Grants Team, develop a protocol for cataloguing lessons learned and best practices

Assume the day-to-day management of the DS Team, coordinating all work activity with the DCoP

Provide input to DCoP for development of the quarterly reports and annual work plan

Required Qualifications Master's degree (MBA, public administration, finance or similar degree) 10+ years of experience in public administration, finance, organizational development

Experience strengthening decentralization for promotion improvements in Local Government governance, management and system strengthening

Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance in at least two of the following areas: coordination, planning, budgeting, human resource management, leadership & governance, financial management

Previous experience in managing a multi-tasked program and demonstrated ability to direct a team

Knowledge of best practices and lessons learned in local governance and service delivery

Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in English

Ability to use Microsoft Office software, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Special Instructions


To Apply

Please send CVs to Recruitment.Health@CardnoEM.com with "Uganda SDS Director Decentralization" in the subject line for prompt consideration.



Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. is part of Cardno's Emerging Markets Division, with offices in Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby and Washington, DC and project locations worldwide. Cardno's Emerging Markets Division is responsible for $750 million in funds under contracts and grants and engages over 4,000 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno provides professional services to create better communities across the globe through planning, design and delivery of physical, economic and social infrastructure. Please visit our website – www.cardno.com/emergingmarkets – to learn more about Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd.

Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information Systems Job In Uganda

Job Title: Director, Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information Systems, Kampala, Uganda



Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Director, Monitoringand Evaluation and candidates for a USAID-funded programme in Uganda. Candidates must be Ugandan Nationals currently living in Uganda.

The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Programme will improve the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on health and HIV/AIDS services, at Local Government levels in Uganda through: (1) improving coordination among all supported partners at the district level, (2) strengthening the capacity of districts and sub-counties to plan, budget, implement/coordinate, monitor and evaluate decentralized services, (3) provision of grants to districts to complement resources needed for effective and efficient management of programs and services, and (4) facilitating strategic innovations to improve district leadership and sustainable financing of health, HIV/AIDS and other social sector services.

The Director, Monitoring Evaluation and (Director) will manage and supervise all project M&E activities as well as develop a program of technical assistance to district in these areas. S/he will lead the development of the SDS Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and design systems that allow for efficient collection and reporting of PMP information. S/he will also work as a technical advisor for SDS supported districts to strengthen the capacity and function of the M&E and MIS systems. Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Monitor and supervise all project related M&E, including design of the PMP

Responsible for quarterly reporting to on the project PMP and other M&E and MIS issues

Ensure that M&E data collected for project activities is analyzed and used to improve project activities and performance

Work with project team to conduct assessments of MIS and M&E gaps in the districts

Identify activities to strengthen integration and use of MIS and data for decision making in all social sectors at the district level, including improved quality of data collection, management, reporting, and the use of data for planning

Along with the CoP, DCoP, Regional Managers, and DBTA partners, develop joint plans with the district governments for activities to strengthen the MIS and M&E for districts

Ensure that M&E and MIS work of SDS with districts is coordinated closely with technical assistance provided by DBTA partners and augments this work rather than overlapping or duplicating it

Work with the CoP, DCoP, IPs, Regional Directors, and regional M&E Managers

Determine how to support sustained coordination of all donor partners operating social sector activities in the district

Required Qualifications Masters Level Degree or equivalent (economics, statistics, management information systems, development studies, etc.) 7+ years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems as well as management information systems

Experience providing technical assistance in M&E and MIS, especially to host country stakeholders

Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory skills Special Instructions


To Apply
Please send CVs to Recruitment.Health@CardnoEM.com with "Uganda SDS Director-M&E_MIS" in the subject line for prompt consideration. Cardno

Project Manager job in uganda at International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Job title:Project Manager

Location: Kampala, Uganda


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 Project Manager, SPARK-TB project to be posted in Kampala, Uganda. The position is dependent upon availability of funds.

Overall Role: The post holder will provide direction and management of The Union's SPARK-TB Project, in Uganda, as well as ensure the smooth and efficient running of the technical, administrative and financial operations. S/he will report to the Director of the Department of TB/HIV, and will work in close liaison with the Technical Advisor, also based in Uganda, who will provide technical expertise and guidance to the project.

Key Responsibilities: 1. Provide overall project management and direction on strategy implementation of project goals, including the development of the annual operational plan, drafting internal and external project reports. 2. Provide final project financial oversight, including: analysis of budget, financial reports and provision of recommendations to The Union on project budget forecasts and expenditures. 3. Serve as project liaison and spearheads collaborations with The Union (Paris), Ministry of Health (MoH), District Health Office, Divisional Health Office, implementing partners and international donors. 4. Provide technical assistance to the District and Divisional Heath Officers and the Private Health Providers in the areas of Directly Observed Therapy-short course (DOTS), TB/HIV and the Public-Private Mix (PPM) and conducts site visits as necessary. 5. Review monthly and quarterly progress reports drafted by project staff and takes action as necessary, and submits monthly internal progress reports to The Union and quarterly external reports for WHO-TB REACH Secretariat. 6. Responsible for supervising partner collaboration, particularly the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP) and the District Health office, including ensuring effective implementation of agreed activities and accurate reporting ( technical and financial). 7. Recruit and supervise project staff (with support from the Technical Advisor). 8. Ensure the integrity of the project and The Union such that they are faithfully represented in all project activities. 9. Responsible for overseeing specific Union office project-related activities – car management and logistics. 10. Ensure compliance with The Union's Standard Operations Manual. 11. Other duties as required by the Director of the Department of TB/HIV.

Qualifications:

Medical Doctor with a Masters Degree in Public Health.
Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar or related position.
Understanding and experience in tuberculosis control.
Good knowledge and experience in working with international donors, and the reporting (financial and technical) requirements required
Ability to produce workplans and technical reports.
Strategic planning experience desirable.
Excellent professional approach.
Strong communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
Strong coordination and representation skills.
Computer literacy especially in MS-Office, email and internet.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Previous work experience in the private health sector and/or with the NTLP an added advantage.

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

UN World Food Programme Job Vacancy- Mechanic

Job Title: Mechanic

Closing date: 12th August 2011
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. In light of its operations, WFP is establishing a Regional Fleet which will be on stand-by mainly for emergencies in the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo - DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan). WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human resources; and therefore seeks to recruit competent persons for the positions listed below:
Vacancy Announcement No. VA- 03-2011
Post Title : Mechanic
Post Grade : SB2 Min (G3 Equivalent)
Duty Station : Kampala

Job Purpose:
Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer (Regional Fleet Manager) and the overall supervision of the Logistics Officer -Strategic Fleet, the incumbent will be responsible for servicing the newly created regional truck fleet and will be required to undertake the following duties;-
Duties and Responsibilities
• Examine, inspect and report on the condition, roadworthiness or safety of any truck or equipment, including functional testing and the application of computerized service and diagnostic techniques;
• Service, maintain, adjust or repair vehicles, equipment or components utilizing the necessary tools, equipment and facilities in a safe manner within the standard job times defined by the vehicle/ equipment manufacturer;
• Interpret and implement technical service data and statutory maintenance standards to ensure that all work performed is in accordance with minimum requirements defined;
• Recovery of broken down or immobilized vehicles and equipment, utilizing proper techniques to minimize the risk of additional damage without causing any danger to the public;
• Apply the organization's policies in respect to maintenance practices and standards to ensure that these are fully implemented and that maximum benefit is obtained in terms of equipment availability and minimizing costs,
• Apply in a logical and progressive manner the appropriate diagnostic techniques to determine the cause or causes of reported malfunctions in vehicles, components or systems. Including also recommendations for improvements and modifications designed to enhance safety and reliability;
• Use safe working practices and procedures at all times and in particular to comply with the organizations Health and Safety at work policy. Including the wearing of protective clothing and consideration for the environment;
• Share experience gained with other staff members and strive towards creating good team building and harmonious atmosphere;
• Travel together with the fleet during deployment in neighboring countries and stay with the fleet at deployment site until the end of the mission;
• Perform any other duties as requested by the immediate supervisor;


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should be persons of high integrity, hardworking, able to work under minimum supervision, good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural team environment coupled with the following:
• A diploma in motor vehicle mechanical engineering or certificates in Auto Mechanics attained from a recognized institution;
• At least four (4) years experience with auto mechanics gained in both light and heavy Vehicles obtained from a reputable organisation;
• Undertaken technical refresher training with reference to Renault and Scania vehicles;
• Experience gained using a computerised Fleet management system;
• Membership to any relevant professional institution;
• Holder of a full driving licence for all the categories of vehicle on which employed.
• Good working knowledge and experience in using MS Office applications;
• Good command of English is vital.


How to apply

NOTE:
Ugandan nationals who meet the above requirements are requested to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer
UN World Food Programme 'P.O.Box7159, Kampala.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box at the reception or WFP Offices at Plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
Applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Please note that incomplete submission will be disregarded.

UN- World Food Programme (WFP) Job Vacancy

Job Title: Truck Driver

Closing date: 12th August 2011
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. In light of its operations, WFP is establishing a Regional Fleet which will be on stand-by mainly for emergencies in the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo - DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan). WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human resources; and therefore seeks to recruit competent persons for the positions listed below:
Vacancy Announcement No. VA- 03-2011
Post Title : Truck Driver
Post Grade : SB1 Midpoint (62 Equivalent)
Duty Station : Kampala

Job Purpose
Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer (Regional Fleet Manager) and the overall supervision of the Logistics Officer
• Strategic Fleet, the incumbent will be responsible for driving on stand - by for emergencies in the great lakes region and will be required to undertake the following duties;-

Duties and Responsibilities
• Drive heavy duty trucks during Logistics Intervention Fleet (LIF) activation periods, from Kampala to the deployment area in Uganda or neighboring countries (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania or South Sudan).
• Responsible for maintaining the truck in good condition during the deployment periods which will range from 1 to 3 months;
• Perform daily inspections on the truck and ensure that it is mechanically sound and report any problems or defects to his/ her immediate supervisor;
• Maintain an accurate and an up-to-date Truck Logbook at all times;
• Ensure that the truck is always fuelled on time and make sure that the fuel consumption figures are maintained within the established parameters as set by WFP;
• Responsible for ensuring that the cargo loaded at origin is safely transported to the destination free from contamination, losses or damage, and held accountable for the same;
• Witness loading together with tally clerk and ensure signing and endorsing of way bill at destination is done;
• Ensure that the vehicle is loaded (metric tones) in accordance with the established payload of the vehicle and under no circumstances to exceed this limit, and also make sure cargo is loaded uniformly and equally distributed for safety reasons;
• Drive always in a safe and responsible manner with due respect and attention to pedestrians, other vehicles and property;
• Assist in the repairs and maintenance activities as required while the vehicle in the workshop;
• Report any accidents that may occur immediately to the supervisor or any other parties concerned;
• Travel to authorized destination and only load authorized cargo, and shall under no circumstance deviate from this unless authorized by immediate supervisor;
• Will perform any other duties as requested by immediate supervisor.


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should be persons of high integrity, hardworking, able to work under minimum supervision, good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural team environment coupled with the following:
• A minimum of a Uganda Certificate of Education (0 Level) gained from a recognized institution;
• A holder of a valid, clean driving licence for heavy duty trucks ( class CH);
• At least five (5) years experience gained in relevant driver licence category;
• Posses international driving experience from countries with both left and right hand traffic;
• Fluent in English, Swahili;
• Knowledge of French is added advantage.
• Good working knowledge and experience in using MS Office applications is a must;


How to apply

NOTE:
Ugandan nationals who meet the above requirements are requested to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer
UN World Food Programme 'P.O.Box7159, Kampala.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box at the reception or WFP Offices at Plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
Applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Please note that incomplete submission will be disregarded.

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