International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jobs in Uganda for Project Director

Job title: Project Director


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster and provides innovative, relevant programming in post conflict environments. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC in Uganda: The IRC has worked in northern Uganda since 1998, implementing relief, recovery and post-conflict development programs in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. Today, the IRC is helping tens of thousands of people displaced by violence to return home and rebuild their communities, following a cease-fire agreement in 2006. At the same time, in Karamoja—one of the poorest and least developed areas in Uganda—the IRC works with communities affected by violence to promote peace and improve access to services since 2002. The IRC in Uganda is implementing a five year strategic plan (2011 – 2015) focusing on meeting the unique needs of adolescent girls, strengthening partnerships with the government, civil society and the private sector, promoting accountability and incorporating evidence-based approaches.

Specific notes on the HSAP Project Management: The IRC is currently preparing a proposal in response to a DFID-funded request for applications to improve community-driven accountability and monitoring of health services. This Health Sector Accountability Project (HSAP) is part of DFIDs complex, multi-year Uganda Accountability Program. The Program Director will work with a team of staff to manage the project's portfolio of sub-grants and oversee support to civil society partners throughout the sub-granting cycle (organizational development; technical trainings on gender, reproductive health, accountability seeking behaviors and advocacy; project cycle management; compliance and reporting).

This position will be an employment agreement with the IRC and is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding.
The anticipated project duration is October 2011 through December 2015, and is characterized by a six-month inception/ planning period followed by implementation.
The IRC is leading on this proposal, but working with GOAL, Uganda in the submission and subsequent project implementation.
If the IRC/GOAL is successful in getting this contract from DfID, the position would directly supervise project staff embedded in the IRC and GOAL Uganda staff.

Responsibilities:

Provide Strong Leadership to the HSAP
Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the terms of the DfID contract, the IRC regulations and at the highest professional standards.
Ensure that the project is carried out without cost overruns.
Provide direct technical and managerial supervision to all project staff to ensure high quality program implementation to achieve maximum coverage and impact.
Act as the primary representational link with DFID Uganda, government offices and other donors, multinationals and technical agencies as applicable.
Work closely with DFID Uganda and agencies implementing other related projects or other DFID projects under the Uganda Accountability Program.
Represent the project to all key stakeholders, government officials and donors at workshops, conferences and coordination meetings.

Lead inception stage activities (6 months) including: o Organize and draft guidance for a sub-grant process that adheres to DFID and IRC policies and procedures. o Develop manuals and procedures for grant applications. o Prepare a draft call for grant applications and issue a call for concept notes. o Based on emerging trends in the concept notes, revise manuals and procedures for full grant application process. o Organize (and outsource) assessments in areas of reproductive health and social exclusion analysis. o Organize (and outsource) baseline survey. o Establish and M&E plan, detailed year 1 workplan, detailed year one budget. o Submit inception report to DFID.

Manage sub-grant process including: o With IRC/GOAL and HSAP team, review and provide feedback on all concept notes and sub-grant proposals. o Ensure award of sub-grants to Ugandan NGOs, CBOs and district level advocacy networks. o Conduct, in collaboration with program staff, pre-award assessments of all new sub-grantees prior to sub-grant award. o Ensure submission and approval of Anti-Terrorism Compliance documents for all new sub-grantees prior to sub-grant award. o Prepare sub-grantee agreements and modifications.

Civil Society Capacity Building
Ensure potential sub-grantees are familiar with DFID and IRC sub-grant policies and procedures.
Working with fellow IRC/GOAL staff, disseminate guidelines about, and train potential sub-grantees in, the process of submitting sub-grant proposals responsive to this project's needs and in line with USAID and IRC regulations.
Prepare, in collaboration with HSAP program staff and sub-grantees, individual capacity building plans for all sub-grantees.
Oversee provision of quality technical (health sector) support to CSO partners as required.
Identify, possibly through expressions of interest, organizations/firms that are capable of providing organizational development and other trainings as identified by the CSO partners.
Prepare monitoring plan for all outsourced organizational development trainings for sub-grantees.
Support the HSAP staff to conduct and document regular mentoring and follow-up of sub-grantees.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Conduct regular meetings with sub-grantee partners and program staff;
Inform program staff about key compliance issues and support program staff to work with partners to address problems;
Ensure that M&E Coordinator: o Maintains filing system (both hard and soft copy) for all sub-grantees' agreements, amendments, proposals, reports, payments and important correspondence; and o Develops sub-grantee tracking sheets and data bases that capture key information;
Ensure timely submission of sub-grantee technical and financial reports, and ensure the review of reports adheres to IRC requirements.
Coordinate with IRC's Finance Department to facilitate timely processing of all sub-grantee payments.
Ensure completion of required reports to the donor.

Requirements:  Master's Degree or higher in Social Sciences, such as international development, social work, or public policy.
 At least 10 years experience in designing, implementing and managing related civil society development programs, preferably in relation to community-accountability mechanisms.  Minimum of five years experience in advocacy-related work.  Experience (implementation or oversight) of programs in the health sector, focusing on demand side strategies for improving health service delivery.  Strong knowledge of DFID rules and regulations.  Demonstrated skills and experience working and collaborating with international and local non-profit organizations.  Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a collaborative, respectful and culturally appropriate manner.  Ability to multi-task and manage a number of different initiatives at one time, with flexibility and creativity in a complex environment.

Please apply online: www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7241 .

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 September 2011

Ag Food Security Experts Jobs in Uganda at CARANA

Job Title: Ag Food Security Experts

Location: kampala, Uganda



Vacancy: Various Ag/Food Security Expert Positions Location: Uganda Duration: Short- and Long-Term

CARANA Corporation (www.carana.com), a contractor for USAID, designs and directs innovative economic growth strategies to help countries and businesses compete globally, reducing poverty and raising living standards around the world. For 25 years, we have specialized in market-led solutions to development challenges in more than 80 countries, packaging our expertise with on-the-ground resources for continuing, cost-effective results.

CARANA is recruiting for an upcoming, five-year -funded project in Uganda that will focus on reducing poverty by enabling vulnerable households in Uganda to improve nutrition and achieve food and sustainable livelihood security through multi-sectoral program activities. The project will work with communities to improve nutrition for women and children while also ensuring sustainable and equitable opportunities for improved livelihoods through agricultural and livelihoods interventions.

We are currently seeking qualified Ugandan nationals for anticipated long-and short-term assignments with expertise in the following areas as they pertain to agricultural economics and food security:

Food Production
Experience working with gender and other historically challenged groups
Market Information Systems
Nutritional Surveys
Nutritional Education (including empowering women/children/youth through community-based interventions)
Post-harvest handling of staple crops or fruits/vegetables
Agricultural Inputs
Trade related SPS standards and quality management systems

This announcement is for positions pending funding.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to carana.uganda@gmail.com and specify your area of expertise in the subject line. We appreciate all responses, but due to the high volume of resumes received, we will only contact those applicants whose qualifications best match the position

Closing Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011

Chief of Party Job in Uganda at CARANA Corporation (USAID)

Vacancy: Chief of Party

Location: Uganda

Duration: Long-Term

CARANA Corporation (www.carana.com), a leading international economic development consulting firm for USAID, designs and directs innovative economic growth strategies to help countries and businesses compete globally, reducing poverty and raising living standards around the world. For 25 years, we have specialized in private sector and market-led solutions to development challenges in more than 80 countries, packaging our expertise with on-the-ground resources for continuing, cost-effective results.

CARANA is seeking a dynamic and innovative Chief of Party for an upcoming multi-million dollar USAID-funded food security and nutrition project in Uganda. This program will target Ugandan communities with the highest levels of malnutrition and poverty by increasing incomes, improving nutrition and empowering women and vulnerable populations through community-based interventions including expanding access to appropriate agricultural inputs and supporting increased agricultural production and marketing.

Candidates for this position should be senior level professionals with a proven track record of successfully implementing and managing agricultural, food security, or nutrition programs in countries with a socio–cultural and economic situation similar to Uganda. The COP will be responsible for oversight of the entire project, and will be required to work with various stakeholders, including high level government and USAID officials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in agriculture, business, trade or other relevant graduate degree;
At least 10 years of technical or managerial experience in value chain development, food security or livelihoods development programs in African countries;
Demonstrated excellent communications and writing abilities and superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
Extensive knowledge of USAID administrative and procurement practices;
Demonstrated experience in developing and managing alliances with the private sector and counterparts at the highest levels of government;
Familiarity with the social-economic landscape of East Africa is preferred; and
Previous COP experience in Africa is preferred.

Position pending funding.

To apply: click on the following link to our consultant registry http://carana.resume-management.com/apply and select "COP - Uganda" from the drop down menu of current, open positions.

Closing Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011

Service Centre Advisor (Call Center Jobs) - Based in Rwanda

Job Title: Service Centre Advisor
Location: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

Our client Tigo is a leading telecommunications company in Rwanda seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the vacancy below;

Job Objective
Act on behalf of Tigo to achieve excellence in customer service through delivery of the best service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To attend to work in customers and sell Tigo products and services.
To advise customers on quality and price and benefit of Tigo Packages, products and services.
To obtain relevant stock from stores as per customer purchase and avoid stock outs.
Carry out sales for Tigo products and services.
Assist customers with loading pre-paid cards, filling in contracts for credit vetting and activation.
Assist and follow up on customer’s handset, accessories and value added services – related queries.
Receive handsets from and log them for repairs and dispatch them to owners after repair.
Suspend SIM cards if stolen or lost and supply PUK numbers
To handle escalations from clients by taking ownership and making appropriate decisions
To take on extra responsibilities and duties as required



Necessary Qualifications:

Minimum University degree in Business Administration or any other Customer Service related field.
1 Year experience in Customer Care Environment
Knowledge of Tigo products and services, customer care ethics
Must have good Interpersonal and communication Skills
Must be able to speak commonly used languages in Rwanda i.e French, English and Kinyarwanda

How to Apply:

Applications clearly indicating the vacancy with curriculum vitae’s and academic qualifications copies should be addressed and sent to the;

General Manager, NFT Consult, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda P.O. Box 5595, Tel: +250 (0) 785 119453

Or email tigoscajobs@nftconsult.com (Ensure you indicate the Job Title i.e. Service Centre Advisor’ in your subject line, only MS word applications or PDF files will be considered).


Deadline: Friday 5th August 2011

Training Manager Job Vacancy at Sanlam Insurance

Job Title: Training Manager
REPORT TO: General Manager - Distribution
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):

Sanlam Life Insurance (U) Limited is a reputable International Life Insurance Company and is looking for a suitably

Job Objective:
Responsible for development training and educational programs for sales Agents/ Interns Team Leaders and Sales Managers. The position reports directly to the GM - Distribution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Implement comprehensive induction programs for all new entrants and those who have changed roles in order to ensure that the company remains a learning organisation.
Evaluation - measure effectiveness of learning and development solutions and recommend any enhancements.
Facilitation - deliver learning solutions to develop technical and managerial skills of agents at all levels. e.g candidates to obtain COP certification and new agents to receive product training within 1st week of joining the company.
Management reports - preparation and presentation of training initiative reports indicating the impact on attainment of business goals as well as feedback comments and suggestions from leaners.
Ensure that all Agents meet or exceed all activity standards for prospecting, appointments, presentations, proposals and closes.
Set examples for Agents in areas of personal character, commitment, organizational selling skills and working habits.
Conduct regular coaching and counseling with Agents to build motivational and selling skills.
Coordinate activities of Team leaders and report to GM Distribution on weekly basis.
Add value to the Agents on whilst in the market through sales coaching counseling and product presentation.
Undertake product training to staff and sales people during new product initiatives/launches.
To ensure daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly reports etc for training issues are timely submitted to GM Distribution.
Liaise with team leaders to implement necessary intervention including training, when there is notable slump in sales.
Assist Team Leaders in identifying training needs analysis for sales Executives and necessary training.
Pre-plan month activity to be agreed with the GM Distribution.
To conduct quarterly reviews to measure actuals against budget.
Allocation of resources (financial and non-financial) among the sales people at the branch.
To ensure that all of Sanlam Uganda's sales force is trained on salesmanship using Sanlam trainer's guide by 31st December 2011
To ensure that all Sanlam Uganda sales force is counseled and coached on effective sales presentations.
Ensure an 85% retention of the Agency sales force at all times.
Train all new Interns/Agents on product knowledge.


Necessary Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Business Administration , Education emphasis in marketing is essential but not necessary.
Minimum of two years training sales teams and conversant with adults learning methods and styles.
Working knowledge of data collection and analysis
Knowledge of programme development, design, delivery and assessment
Strong sales and marketing skills
Knowledge of the market and competitive environment
Good learner capability to be able to continuously learn new competencies.

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 sanlamjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Training Manager")

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: 31st August 2011

Africare Job Vacancy for Country Manager

Job Title: Country Manager

Africare, a Washington DC based PVO seeks a qualified Ugandan candidate to fill the Country Manager position in Uganda. The national Country Manager will report to an assigned regional Country Director and will assume responsibility for the management and direction of all aspects of the Africare mission in Uganda. The Country Manager will provide leadership and vision to the Uganda team. This position requires an individual with strong fundraising skills to lead the team in developing and working with Washington DC Headquarters to implement a business development plan for government, corporate, foundation, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor sources. The Country Manager will ensure that all program activities are responsive to the country needs. He/she will be the primary communication link between the in-country program and Africare Headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Representation:
1. Sets the positive tone for Africare operations by establishing cooperative relationships with Government officials, host country partners, staff, local officials, third country and international development personnel, and U.S. Government/non-government personnel
2. Establishes and maintains close contact with officials and representatives of other agencies and organizations for the purpose of interpreting and stimulating interest in Africare goals, objectives, philosophies, and resources as they relate to host country priorities and projects,
Business Development and Financial Management:
1. Liaise with donors, government departments and other NGOs to monitor new business development opportunities and Develop key contacts with key donor, NGO and government offices to facilitate Africare Uganda's ability to access accurate information as quickly as possible. Explore potential for new programming opportunities with diverse donors to including USAID, DANIDA, AfDB, DFID, EU, Embassies-
2. Lead Africare Uganda's Proposal Development Team and organize baseline studies, as required, to form the basis for project development and/or proposal development.
3. Take the lead and coordinate all Africare Uganda-'-proposal development activities and ensure that ell new proposals are submitted in time to allow: 1) review by in-country Proposal Development Team (3 days); 2) review by Africare headquarters (one week).
Human Resources Management:
1. Supervises all Africare staff members and contract personnel in Uganda. Undertakes annual performance appraisal of staff according to Africare Manual of Policy and Organization.
2. Travels to project sites as needed. Coordinates staff activities, including staff rapport with host country nationals; Establishes rapport with staff, inspects, analyzes, evaluates assignments and sites, and determines viability of projects.
3. Understands, interprets, and implements Africare Policy Manual. Creates a positive work environment that reflects Africare's policies and procedures and is mindful of Africare's code of ethics.
Program & Contract Management:
1. In conjunction with Africare staff, and key Ugandan personnel analyzes and interprets the country's developmental needs, providing technical guidance in the preparation of project requests and associated documentation; makes substantive analyses of Uganda's social and economic development and accordingly makes technical recommendations with respect to areas of project involvement.
2. Assures preparation of accurate and timely submission of country plans and reports for Africare Headquarters to review and consider, including budgetary, administrative, program, training, and related documentation.
3. Administers and oversees Africare financial and administrative management, including contract negotiation, procurement, budgeting, and financial reporting. Prepares and submits budget data as requested, reviews fiscal expenditures and fund activities.
4. Monitors and evaluates Uganda country operations and project activity to ensure adherence to goals prescribed in project plans.
5. Serves upon request, as a team member with Africare Washington evaluation personnel, providing technical assistance and counsel with respect to programmatic and operational evaluation processes.
6. Perform other duties within professional competence to benefit Africare and its projects as requested by the Director of International Programs and/or the regional country director.


Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Arts, Management, or Agriculture. Master's preferred. Minimum ten years experience with NGOs, 5 years at senior management. Experience with USAID rules and regulations.
REPORTS TO: Country Director assigned within region.
DUTY STATION: Based in Kampala, Uganda the Country Manager will be required to travel frequently within Uganda. The Country Manager may also travel out of the country on official assignments as approved by the Director of International Programs in Washington DC.


How to apply

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
August 5th 2011. Please send CV (4 pages maximum) and cover letter to africare@africareug.org and copy pseshadri@africareug.org In subject line, please indicate 'Application for Country Manager’ . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Manager Job at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Title: Project Manager

The Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha, Qatar will be establishing Al Jazeera Kiswahili, a new, regional news and current affairs media network in East Africa. The network will produce regional news and current affairs content for the television and online environments. The television channel will be broadcast across East Africa and will be headquartered in the region. The headquarters will be home to the corporate office as well as the studios, news rooms and broadcast center.

AL JAZEERA KISWAHILI CHANNEL is expected to launch in 2012 and is currently recruiting for the following senior positions:
Project Manager
The Project Manager will be responsible for the launch of the channel over approximately an 8 to 12 month time frame. The Project Manager will ensure the channel launches on schedule, within budget and to specification. Though the Project Manager's scope will include all aspects of the channel launch, the primary focus will be on the technical side of the Project implementing the systems required for the channel's operation. The Project Manager will work closely with Al Jazeera Network's technical and operations teams to ensure the channel's technical standards are consistent and can integrate with the Network's existing platforms.


Job requirement

The successful candidate must have seven years' project management experience overseeing at least one large project within the region and an academic or professional qualification. Previous experience of managing projects within the media/broadcasting industry is an asset.


How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online before August 31, 2011 at the following website:

www.aljazeerakiswahili.com/recruitment

Al Jazeera Media Network Jobs in Uganda- Manager, Human Resources

The Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha, Qatar will be establishing Al Jazeera Kiswahili, a new, regional news and current affairs media network in East Africa. The network will produce regional news and current affairs content for the television and online environments. The television channel will be broadcast across East Africa and will be headquartered in the region. The headquarters will be home to the corporate office as well as the studios, news rooms and broadcast center.

AL JAZEERA KISWAHILI CHANNEL is expected to launch in 2012 and is currently recruiting for the following senior positions:
Manager, Human Resources
As a member of the management team, the Manager, HR is responsible for building and retaining strong talent pool capable of efficiently running the channel. The Manager, HR will play the strategic role of specialist and provide accurate HR advise in all HR functions to enable the smooth running of the broadcast centre especially through compliance with Al Jazeera Network HR policy and local employment/labour laws.


Job requirement

The successful candidate must have a Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized educational institution with minimum seven years' experience overseeing the HR department of an organization.


How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online before August 31, 2011 at the following website:

www.aljazeerakiswahili.com/recruitment

CARE International in Uganda Jobs Opporunity

CARE International in Uganda is implementing the Partners for Resilience climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction project (PFR) with funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands through CARE Netherlands. The project is run in an Alliance between Uganda Red Cross Society, CARE International in Uganda and Cordaid all with varied experiences. The project objective is to 'reduce the impact of natural hazards on the livelihoods of vulnerable community.'

The project will be implemented in two sub counties of Otuke district covering approximately twelve thousand community members in sub counties of Olilim and Ogor. It is also planned to compliment the work of CARE under the first and the planned second phase of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) implemented in the same region with funds from the Howard G. Buffet. Global Water Initiative aims at 'ensuring that vulnerable populations world-wide have reliable access to clean water in such a way that their dignity, rights, culture and natural environment are not negatively impacted. This includes pastoralist, nomadic, agricultural and displaced people.1
Based in Lira but with frequent travels to other areas within Uganda for official reasons, the project officer will be the link between CARE, the local partners, district local government structures, CBOs/CSOs/NGOs and target communities. S/he will be responsible for community empowerment on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Eco system Management and Restoration (DRR/CCA/EMR).
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
• Conduct mapping of community risk and vulnerability assessment in the project area
• Lead awareness campaigns on DRR/CCA/EMR among stakeholders and with particular reference to the targeted community members aimed at strengthening their adaptive capacities and resilience.
• Facilitate identification, formation and capacity building for District Disaster Management Committees (DDMCs) and other stakeholders
• Facilitate and strengthen collaboration between Non Governmental Organizations/Civil Society Organizations (NGO/CBO) and recognized institutions (government, international and private) with knowledge and resources focused on DRR/CCA/EMR
• Promote advocacy and policy dialogue at community, sub county, district, CBO/CSO/NGO levels
• Support commemoration of international and national events on DRR/CCA/EMR
• Create multi-sector networks at community, sub county, district levels that contribute to the development of integrated DRR/ CCA/EMR approaches.
• Support the development of IEC materials (e.g. project documentaries on DRR/CCA/EMR, abridged version of policy documents, policy dissemination guidelines, etc)
• Advocate to CARE programs/projects staffs to mainstream DRR/CCA/EMR into current (where possible) and future proposals
• Promote monitoring and evaluation, and linking and learning of PFR project
• Prepare monthly and weekly pull out work plans for project implementation


Job requirement

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in project management with projects that have strong organizational, partnerships and Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Echo system Management approaches are a must.
• Proven understanding and knowledge of challenges presented by climate change and the need for adaptation as demonstrated by 1-2 years of programming experience.
• Knowledge of international and national policy frame works on DRR/CCA/EMR and their application will be an added advantage.
• A first degree in Environmental Management, Development Studies, Agriculture and Social sciences.
• Good inter-personal skills, trainable willing to build capacity of partner(s).
• Good communication and program report writing skills
• Computer literacy in MS word, Excel, as minimum standards, and able to use e-mail services


How to apply


How to apply:
CARE is seeking bright, articulate, and committed individuals with superior core values, communications skills, and experience. The ideal candidates should be able to work collaboratively with others at all levels and from all social strata. You must be completely honest, respect others, work well within teams, value and practice gender and diversity sensitivity. If you're a Ugandan, and is interested in this challenging position that offers unique professional growth, apply to: Human Resources Officer, CARE P.O. Box 7280, Kampala-Uganda by; August 12, 2011. Include a typed cover letter explaining how you fit the job, current CV plus copies of academic and professional qualifications, day time contact phone number, address and telephone contacts of three professional/work related referees.

ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS SHALL BE RESPONDED TO.

Centenary Bank Uganda Jobs- Estates officer

Job title: Estates officer (Mechanical Works)

Reports to: Principal Estates officer
Role: To plan, organize and control all mechanical maintenance activities of the bank premises and equipment inline with bank policy, manufacturers instructions, quality standards and best practice.
Key Result Areas:
1. Plan, organize, control and budget for all main-tenance works for bank premises in line with the bank policy, standards and best practice.
2. Plan, coordinate and execute the banks preven¬tive maintenance and installation work as per machinery quality specifications, bank policy and best practice.
3. Monitor all bank and machinery maintenance works and ensure compliance with Health and safety regulations, bank policy and best prac¬tice.
4. Review planned maintenance activities , recommend required changes to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of programme performance inline with bank policy, quality standards and best practice
5. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date register of all mechanical equipment in the bank, resolve issues related to maintenance procedures of buildings and equipment in line with bank policy and best practice.
6. Regularly review all bank equipment mainte¬nance practices, procedures and guidelines.
7. Provide technical expertise in relation to new developments in the market inline with best practice and engineering standards.


Job requirement

Required Education Qualifications:
• Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering
• Diploma in Project Planning and Management
• Computer proficiency is a must
Required competences
• 3 years experience in a similar position with a reputable organization
• Good communication and Interpersonal skills
• Analytical skills
• High degree of integrity and confidentiality
• Ability to manage several deliverables in a timely and effective manner


How to apply

Applications:
Interested persons who fully meet the above speci-fications are invited to apply:
a. Download an Application for employment form from www.centenarybank.co.ug,
b. Fill it and enclose an Application letter, detailed CV, Certified copies of all Academic transcripts. Certificates and Testimonials, daytime telephone contact, postal and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees
c. Submit the Application not letter than 10th August, 201 I at 5pm to:
The General Manager, Human Resources Centenary Rural Development Bank Plot 16, Namirembe Road P.O. Box 1892 KAMPALA.
Only Shortlisted applicant will be contacted

Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited. Head Office: Talenta House, Plot 7 Entebbe Road, P. O. Box 1892 Kampala
Tel: 04 14-251276/7 Fax: 0414251273/4 E-mail: info@centenarybank.co.ug

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Opportunity for Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager

We ensure our clients have the right people in the right roles at the right time to deliver results
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Uganda has worked in the consortium established in 1999 which supported Uganda's Self Reliance Strategy (SRS) and implements programs that were aligned in support of national strategy for development assistance to refugee hosting areas in Adjumani, Moyo Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha and Arua districts in West Nile Region. DRC is also implementing the Agriculture and Livelihood program funded by UNHCR in Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha and Arua districts of West Nile and beyond to Kiryadongo in Masindi and Nakivale refugee Settlements in Insigiro District, and Women in Africa project (WIA) funded by Lisa and Gudmund Jorgensen Foundation, providing micro-credit and grants to the vulnerable women.

In the bid to ensure sustainable achievement of our mission, DRC is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced person to fill the position of Project Manager-West Nile Region.
POSITION: PROJECT MANAGER WEST NILE REGION
DUTY STATION: MOYO BUT WILL SOON MOVE TO ARUA REPORTS TO: COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for all project implementation and management issues, establish mechanisms for building and maintaining strong and profitable external relations, direct the administration and personnel function
Specific Responsibilities:
1. Manage and supervise the development of proper and timely implementation of all projects in the West Nile region according to agreed policies and donor requirements.
2. Provide input for the continued further development of a sustainable - strategy for the DRC "Assistance in the Region" programme including drafting and coordinating all reports on activities in West Nile region.
3. Ensure that relevant beneficiary data is collected and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area in West Nile;
4. Manage and supervise staff in the West Nile Regional, including overall financial budgeting and expenditure management, staff management (development of ToRs for national staff), continued revision and implementation of sound administrative guidelines and personnel policies and maintaining efficient day-to-day running of the office.
5. Maintain close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including the Danish Embassy, UNHCR and other UN organisations, 0PM, local authorities, donors, NGOs and other partners particularly in West Nile, while exploring new funding opportunities.
6. Represent DRC during meetings with the UN agencies, other NGOs, and Local Government


Job requirement

Education Qualifications and Experience:
1. At least 5 years relevant working experience in project management with an operational major in international NGO in field of livelihoods. Local Government planning, Public Works and Transparency.
2. Relevant minimum educational background with University Degree in Management, Finance, Social Science or related area.
3. Solid knowledge of Human Rights tools and principals particularly the guiding principles on internally displaced persons.
4. Substantial experience in project management, specifically with budget expenditure management, donor relations, staff supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
5. In-depth knowledge and experience working with capacity development projects at local and national government structures.
6. Comply with the newly established MEP tools 2011 and ensure relevant beneficary data is collected according to agreed policies.
7. Experience in community development, agriculture and information delivery related trainings.
8. Strong communication and analytical skills and able to develop project proposals concept papers and budgets.
9. Fluent in written and Spoken English.


How to apply

Contact
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: "Danish Refugee Council - Project Manager West Nile". E-mail must not exceed 2 MB.

CLOSING DATE IS 5 PM WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST 2011.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala Uganda

Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug

Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) has a Job Vacancy

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Location: Kampala (1 post) .
Job Purpose:
Carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness other policies, procedures and standards by which the HAU's financial, physical and information resources are managed; assist management and the trustees of the HAU in the effective discharge of their responsibilities

Specific Duties:
• To work with BOD members/ trustees and management to ensure a system is in place which ensures that all major risks of the HAU are identified and analyzed, frequently.
• To plan, organize and carry out the internal audit functions
• Make reports on the programmes, activities and compliance lo HAU policies by each department
• To work with all departments to ensure that M&E produces results on trends in clinical service and education, producing regular evidence based results to support palliative care in Africa
• To coordinate coverage with the external auditors and ensure that each party aware of areas of concern
• To make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor management's response and implementation
• To review and report on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the financial and other information that is provided for management
• To report on the value for money that the HAU obtains in all its activities with special regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness
• To conduct any reviews or tasks requested by BOD members / trustees, the Chief executive director, provided such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the “internal audit function
• To provide both the BOD and management with an opinion on the internal controls in the HAU.
• To submit quarterly internal audit reports both to the BOD Chairman and CED/ senior management. Produce an annual report on all audit activities.


Job requirement

Minimum Job Requirements:
Post graduate degree in Financial management (preferably MBA), with a recognized professional qualification e.g. CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants), ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant). CIPFA (Public Finance Accountant), IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors). At least 5 years documented working experience in a similar position. NGO experience is added advantage.


How to apply

To apply: Qualified and interested candidates may hand deliver, email or post a detailed resume with a cover letter indicating three work related referees to the address below. Emails must not exceed 2MB. Deadline for receiving applications is 12lh August 2011. Detailed Job Descriptions can be obtained from our website www.hospiceafrica.or.ug or on the notice boards at all our offices

The Human Resource and Administration Director Hospice Africa Uganda
P.O Box 7757,Kampala, Makindye Rd, opposite ARA, Email: humanresource@hospiceafrica.or.ug

Project Manager Job in Uganda at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

The Project Manager shall work on a full time basis for the contract period. S/He will create and implement a change management plan that minimizes business interruptions and maximizes employee engagement. S/He will work to drive faster adoption, ultimate utilization, and higher proficiency on the changes impacting on employees in JMS such that business results are achieved.

Primary Responsibilities
a) Identify and assign project tasks, contribute to the development of change management procedures and provide awareness materials to clients/users to explain the importance of a structured change management process.
b) Maintain the configuration management system including the configuration management database and records. Ensure that necessary data, forms and configuration items are available for use by all authorised personnel.
c) Monitor and document baselines and releases of configuration items for formal test and delivery.
d) Monitor and document the reporting, investigation and outcome (i.e. clearance, cancellation or concession) of all defects and problems reported against the configuration items. Ensure that necessary data is available for use as and when required
e) Monitor and document the analysis, implementation, review and test of proposed changes to all configuration items, linking them to defects/problems reported where applicable. Monitor and document re-releases of changed items, ensuring that necessary data is available for use by those carrying out analyses and ensuing actions.
f) Maintain a document reference library, ensuring that current and archived versions of document configuration items are available for reference.
g) Produce schedules of requests for change for managing changes to the live infrastructure and prepare readiness tests before going live, and maintain links to clients/users to resolve queries.
h) Administer the change management database, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data.
i) Interrogate the change management database to produce informative reports for the project team, clients/users and management.
j) Monitor the project key performance indicators, identify risks and issues, and produce timely informative reports for the project team, clients/users and management.


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience
a) Masters Degree in Information Technology, Statistics, Engineering, Computer systems, Software Engineering, Project Management or related field.
b) Over five years experience in other Information System Management functions related to ICT infrastructure management, such as Configuration Management.
c) Experience in managing projects of a similar nature and magnitude will be an added advantage
Skills and Competencies
• Excellent communication skills with experience in dealing with internal and external users
• General awareness of all phases of the systems development life cycle and demonstrated involvement in more than one of the stages of the systems development life cycle.
• Good knowledge of the ICT infrastructure (relational databases, operating systems, local area networks etc) used within own organisation, familiar with use of databases.
• Familiar with Management information systems analysis, project and change management.
• Able to apply automated systems to support specific business functions or processes, e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning, sales forecasting etc
• Have a high degree of judgment, maturity and originality, able to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present reports, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of projects.


How to apply

Applications including photocopies of academic certificates, Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees (who are not relatives), and a day-time telephone contacts should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resource and Administration
Joint Medical Store
Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya
P. O.Box4501, Kampala
Closing date for receiving applications will be Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 5.00pm.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interview

Nice House of Plastic Jobs- Production Manager

Nice House of Plastics is the leading manufacturer of plastic products and has been in existence for the last 41 years making a wide range of plastic products for both Industrial and domestic application.
JOB TITLE: PRODUCTION MANAGER

REPORTING TO: DIRECTOR WORKS

Purpose of the position (Brief Summary)
Plan, coordinate and control the manufacturing process.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Monitor and control of the production budget.
• Draw up a production schedule & monitor the production process.
• Material control.
• Machine attendant allocation and general supervision of production staff.
• Foster a well trained and motivated staff.
• Compile reports concerning progress of work, machine attendant's productivity and downtime.
• Coordinate and distribute work orders from the Sales Department.
• Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production and sales.
• House keeping.
• Implementation of the company policies.


Job requirement

Required Critical Behaviors:
(e.g. Collaboration influencing Team Work)
• Good leadership skills.
• Good Organization skills.
• Effective communication ability.
• Integrity.
• Effective interaction with co-workers and managers.
• Reliability, thoroughness and integrity.
Required Qualifications/experience:
• Degree in mechanical engineering / production engineering from a recognized institution.
• Computer Literate.
• Three or four years experience in production management or a related field.
• Must have been in a position of leadership.


How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the
Human Resource Manager.
Nice House of Plastics,
75B Mulwana Road, Bugolobi.
P .O. Box 5961, Kampala .

Deadline: 15th August 2011.

Human Resource Officer Job in Uganda at National Drug Authority

Job Title: Human Resource Officer.

based at Head Office
Reports to: Head, Human Resource & Administration Unit
Key Responsibilities:
• Facilitate the implementation of Human Resource Policies, strategies, rules, regulations, procedures and terms and conditions of service.
• Manage and ensure the regular update and safe custody of staff records including the staff appraisal forms.
• Prepare relevant documents to facilitate staff recruitment, training and development, contract renewals, deployment, motivation, access to welfare facilities and exit.
• Prepare HR reports and other briefs as advised by the supervisor
• Coordinate movement of correspondences between Human Resources Unit and other departments
• Interpret for staff existing Human Resource Policies, Strategies, Rules, Regulations and terms and conditions of service.
• Counsel staff and arbitrate in simple cases of industrial or labour relations.
• Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


Job requirement

Basic Qualifications and Training:
• A Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Arts(Social Sciences], Bachelor of Social Work &Social Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration (Human Resource management option).
• Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
Preferred additional requirements
• Knowledge of the Human Resource Management policies, rules, regulations and terms and conditions of service.
• Demonstrated personal integrity.
• Highly flexible and approachable
• Ability to work independently but coordinate effectively as part of a team

Key competencies:
• Excellent people skills
• Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and technical skills
• Counseling and arbitration.
• Computer literacy.
Job Specifications:
Minimum experience of 5 years in Human Resource Management gained from a reputable organization(s).
Duration of appointment:
The initial appointment is for a 4 year contract renewable based on performance.
Remuneration: Competitive at Scale NDA: 4


How to apply

How to apply:
Application in own handwriting, accompanied by detailed CV, indicating addresses and day time telephone contacts of three referees should be sent to:

Executive Secretary/Registrar
National Drug Authority
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue
P 0 Box 23096, Kampala, Uganda.,
Tel: 0414-255 665/347 391/2
Closing date: 12th August 2011

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Specialist on Consultancy basis.

Our client TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) headquartered in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali is a not-for-profit organization funded by a range of development agencies. It is mandated to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa by working closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, and business and civil society organizations. TMEA seeks to support East African integration by unlocking economic potential.



Reporting to:
Based in the Ministry of Works and Transport in either Entebbe or Kampala, the Procurement Specialist will report to the Commissioner Policy and Planning, Ministry of Works and Transport.

Job Objective:
The main deliverable of the procurement specialist will be to manage procurement issues for the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) in Uganda.

Scope/Deliverables:
The Procurement Specialist will be charged with the following deliverables:
• To assist the Ministry of Works and Transport in the procurement of goods and services specifically focusing on the procurements relating to One Stop Border Posts(OSBPs) under the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project as well as other OSBPs funded by TMEA.
• To support the Project Implementation Team to procure efficiently and effectively.
• To monitor and oversee activities of Consultancy Firms in managing bidding processes.
• To provide the MoWT management with regular updates on various procurement activities as they relate to OSBPs
• To flag potential problems with implementation to the MoWT, and work with consultants and contractors to resolve them.
• To provide other-ad-hoc advice on overall procurement activities as required.
• Assist the Ministry to respond to enquiries on the status of procurement activities by the different stakeholders. The Procurement Specialist will be.

Timeframe
The procurement specialist will be contracted and supported by TMEA for a period of one year


Job requirement

Qualifications and experience
• BSc. Engineering or Masters in Management Sciences or Law graduate
• Professional procurement certification.
• Procurement at senior level of large projects of scale. Public Private Projects of value not less than US$5 million involving procurement of works, goods and Services including Information and Communication Technology.
• At least 5 years of relevant experience, (experience with INGO's e.g world Bank will be an added advantage)
• A mastery "of Uganda's procurement laws and processes.
• Procurement planning using latest computer software e.g. M.S. Project, Primavera, etc


How to apply

Contact
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, with 3 work-related referees, and copies of certificates/testimonials, to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be clearly marked: TMEA, Procurement Specialist'. No e-mails must exceed 2MB.

Closing date is 5 PM, Friday 12th August 2011.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala Uganda

Attn.: The Director
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug

Accounting Job at Uganda Insurers Association

Job Title: Accountant

Reports to the Manager, Finance and Administration.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Provide support to the Finance and Administration Manager
2. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
3. Accounting, book keeping and effect daily transactions, as well as prepare all transaction documentation.
4. Remit applicable tax payments including VAT, PAYE and NSSF
5. Monitor the Association's local income and projections and guide on expenditures.
6. Monitor expenditures vis- a viv approved budgets.
7. Familiar with management of Motor Third Party Stationary including stocks, sales and timely requisitions and returns submissions.
8. Effect routine audit and support supervision to ensure compliance with the Association's financial management procedures.
9. Manage bank transactions.
10. Manage petty cash and imprest system.
11. Prepare monthly cash and bank reconciliations including petty cash expenditure reports, sales reports and office consumables status reports on a monthly basis.
12. Maintain assets register and ensure proper custody
13. Purchase, store and manage office supplies and maintain records
14. Interact with other departments and business units to resolve financial related issues.
15. Recommend accounting-related process improvements.
16. Do any other clerical related official duties as may be assigned by the Manager Finance Administration or the Chief Executive Officer.


Job requirement

Required Competencies:
• Ability to prepare budgets and financial reports
• Ability to extract monthly trial balances and prepare bank reconciliations
• Ability to process transactions, maintain controls, bookkeeping routines and provide performance reports and analysis accurately in the most cost effective and timely manner.
• Monitor budgets/incomes with expenditure returns Prepare draft accounts Supervisory skills
• Advise Management on response to audit/ management letter
• High sense of integrity and trust, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills, team player, ability to work under pressure
Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration.
• Full professional qualification of ACCA required Minimum of five (05) years of experience in a similar institution in terms of size or nature of operations.
• Must be computer literate with capacity to use one of the common computerized accounting packages (including Tally and Excel) and to use spreadsheet for financial modeling.


How to apply

How to apply:
Please submit by hand- delivery your application, detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of academic and relevant certificates plus contact addresses of two (02) referees (email including day time telephone numbers) to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Insurers Association
Plot 24A, Acacia Avenue-Kololo
P. O. Box 8912, Kampala
Closing date: August 23 2011 at 5:00pm
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted

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