Senior Personnel Officer Job in Uganda at Hoima District Service Commission

Job Title: Senior Personnel Officer
Department: Administration
Age limit( 28-50 years)
Reports to: Town Clerk

Person Specifications:
An honors degree in Art/ Social Sciences with a bias in Personnel/ Management or a degree in Social Work and Social Administration
Human Resources Management leadership and interpersonal skills.
At least 3 years working experience in Human Resources Management at officer level

Duties:
• Carrying out recruitment and other appointments with the District Service Commission
• Carrying out Staff appraisals for purposes of rewards like promotion, training and better pay.
• Carry out functions of staff discipline and advice on the hrm matters
• Training staff for purposes of personnel development

How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacancies. Applications to be submitted in triplicate on PSC Form 3,(Revised 2008) should be addressed to the Secretary, Hoima District Service Commission, P.O.Box 465, Hoima.
Application Forms are obtainable at district Service commission offices countrywide and at Public Service commission Offices Kampala.
Applicants should attach 3 photocopies of their certificates, pass-slips and academic transcripts, appointment letters(where applicable), passport photographs, and should indicate telephone contacts and email and postal addresses.

Closing Date: 31st October 2011

Senior Assistant Town Clerk Job in Uganda at Hoima District Service Commission

Job Title: Senior Assistant Town Clerk (3)
Department: Administration
Age limit: (28-50 years)
Reports to: Town Clerk

Person Specifications:
• An honors degree in Social Sciences. A post graduate Diploma in development or a related discipline including Public Administration, Development Studies and Management is an added advantage
• Administrative Law certificate is a must
• One must have served at Officer level for at least 3 years and with broad exposure to the administration of lower council units
• Ability to train and motivate lower level staff

Duties:
• Coordinating the implementation of National and Local Government Policies, regulations, Laws programs and project in the division
• Planning and Budgeting for division activities
• Ensuring delivery of quality services to the communities in the division
• Managing the acquisition, utilization and maintenance of all human financial and physical resources of the division

How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacancies. Applications to be submitted in triplicate on PSC Form 3,(Revised 2008) should be addressed to the Secretary, Hoima District Service Commission, P.O.Box 465, Hoima.
Application Forms are obtainable at district Service commission offices countrywide and at Public Service commission Offices Kampala.
Applicants should attach 3 photocopies of their certificates, pass-slips and academic transcripts, appointment letters(where applicable), passport photographs, and should indicate telephone contacts and email and postal addresses.

Closing Date: 31st October 2011

Principal Marketing Officer Job at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Job Title: Principal Marketing Officer
Reports to: Manager Pole Plant and Stores
Duty station: Lugogo

Purpose of the Position:
To develop and implement the marketing strategy for the Pole Plant and stores in accordance to UEDCL policies and guidelines.

Key Result Areas:
• Formulate, maintain and keep an updated marketing strategy for the pole plant that suits the prevailing marketing requirements at any time.
• Carry out Market research to determine market requirements for existing and future products
• Study the competitors’ products and services with a view of introducing improvements in the UEDCL pole products and services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• A Bachelors’ degree in Marketing, Business administration or Commerce, with a specific Post graduate qualification in Marketing
• A masters in business Administration with a bias in Marketing is an advantage
• A minimum of 5 years working experience in a related field in a recognized organization within the manufacturing industry
• Knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts

How to Apply:
Interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their hand written applications together with an updated CV with at least 3 referees with their telephone contacts to:

The Principle Human Resource and Administrative Officer,
Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)
Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road,
4th Floor, Rm 412

Deadline 21st October 2o11

Off Grid Station Manager Job at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Job Title: Off Grid Station Manager
Reports to: Principle Technical Services Officer
Supervises: Fault’s Assistant, Plant Attendant, Office Assistants and Revenue Assistant
Duty Station: Adjumani
Number of Positions: one

Purpose of the Position:
To plan, coordinate and monitor all the activities involved in the operations of off Grid station.

Key Result Areas:
• Prepare the station budget and activity implementation plans in accordance to UEDCL policies and guidelines
• Review and make recommendations for the construction and maintenance of electrical lines according to company standards
• Plan, authorize and carry out commercial survey for new electrical lines
• Coordinate and Attend to all electrical related complaints and maintain staff to customer, staff to staff ;good relations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration(BBA), Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University
• A Diploma in Electrical and Electronics engineering
• Experience of not less than 3 years in a reputable public or private organization

How to Apply:
Interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their hand written applications together with an updated CV with at least 3 referees with their telephone contacts to:

The Principle Human Resource and Administrative Officer,
Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)
Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road,
4th Floor, Rm 412

Deadline 21st October 2o11

Country Representative Job Vacancy in Uganda at ARK( Absolute Return for Kids)

Job Title: Country Representative

Overall Responsibility:
The Country Representative will be responsible for the successful implementation of the Partnerships for Public Education (PPE) programme, together with the Managing Director of PEAS, our partner organisation. This person will provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction and work closely with PEAS to ensure the programme objectives are delivered. He/ she will be responsible for developing the programme strategic and implementation plans, developing strong stakeholder relationships in Uganda at a senior level, building ARK’s profile, building and managing the ARK team, and ensuring ARK’s successful registration in Uganda. Over time, this role will be expected to look for new opportunities for ARK within Uganda.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: (including but not limited to the following)

Programme design and implementation
• Provide strategic direction to the programme, together with the Managing Director of PEAS
• Provide guidance and ARK’s input to the programme design and implementation and inform key decisions especially in the areas of:
o Location
o School build specifications and contractor process
o School model
o Innovations to improve quality
o Professional development of leaders and teachers
o Community and parent involvement
o School inspection process
• Work with the Senior Director of Education to drive the focus on quality of teaching and learning, student attainment, achievement and aspirations, and pastoral care across the ARK-PEAS schools
• Drive the engagement and partnerships with providers of improvements to primary education in primary schools that feed into the ARK-PEAS schools
• Drive continuous improvement and innovation throughout the programme

Planning and budgeting
• Lead the development of a programme implementation plan and associated deliverable schedule (in line with the business plan) and agree with PEAS
• Lead the development of annual operating plans, budgets and targets (in line with the business plan) and agree with PEAS
• Manage the ARK budget effectively

Programme management
• Work closely with PEAS to ensure that programme goals, objectives and ME&R targets are delivered
• Manage risks and issues and adjust programme tactics and targets accordingly as situations change and opportunities and threats emerge
• Implement and monitor the agreement with PEAS and raise associated issues appropriately
• Play an active role in the programme governance structures, acting as ARK’s primary focus for managing the partnership with PEAS
• Provide updates to the Steering Team, Regional Director of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Head of International Education, working closely with them to ensure they are informed of any risks or issues

Programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting and research
• Oversee the monitoring, evaluation and reporting (ME&R) work; framework, plans and implementation, and align partners to this
• Ensure effective, timely and consistent data collection and collation, analysis and reporting
• Review and submit quarterly and annual reports to ARK and other stakeholders as required
• Facilitate quarterly monitoring and evaluation review meetings
• Oversee the research undertaken as part of the programme, ensuring it will meet programme objectives and that it is delivered to time, quality and budget
• Share learnings with other ARK international programmes

Stakeholder management
• Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with PEAS and resolve issues as they arise
• Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders in the Ministry of Education and Sports, international and local NGOs, bilaterals, multi-laterals, civil society organisations, unions, research institutions and other members of the education sector, in a manner that is complementary to PEAS
• Represent ARK in the programme and at stakeholder meetings
• Proactively engage with and build networks that can support programme implementation

Policy influencing
• With PEAS, co-develop a policy influencing strategy to support the delivery of programme objectives and implement it
• Represent ARK and the programme appropriately in relevant policy spaces
• Contribute to ARK’s wider education policy development processes

Communication, PR and fundraising
• With PEAS, co-develop a country level communication and PR plan and deliver the ARK elements of the plan
• Work with the ARK International Communication team and Head of International Education to design and execute an appropriate external communication plan
• Provide input to ARK communication and donor materials
• With PEAS, consider additional partners or funders of the programme

Human Resource Management
• Agree job descriptions, selection process, appointments and objectives of key programme personnel across both PEAS and ARK teams and leadership positions in the ARK-PEAS schools
• Lead, develop and manage ARK staff effectively to maximise their performance and potential
• Facilitate staff development plans including mentoring and coaching
• Ensure effective internal communication of ARK’s policies

Manage operations
• Set ARK up as a legal entity in Uganda
• Ensure the operation is compliant to local laws and regulations
• Oversee operational activities such as procurement, IT, logistics for ARK
• Facilitate renewal of existing agreements and create new agreements with partners as necessary


Qualifications and personal attributes:
• An individual with excellent strategic thinking, a willingness to challenge the status quo and to bring innovative approaches
• Ability to effectively and rapidly build strong relationships at a senior level
• A strong minded, capable and results orientated individual who is able to develop and execute plans
• Proven track record of effective programme design and implementation with evidence of results
• Ability to communicate in a compelling and succinct way
• Experience of policy influencing preferable
• Evidence of passion for improving children’s lives
• At least 5 years senior management experience in the development sector, preferably in the education sector


Location: Kampala, Uganda
How to Apply:
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: “Ark-Country Representative” where you replace position name with the job you are applying for.

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

Closing Date is 5pm on the 24th of October 2011

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