Chief of Party Job Vacancy in Uganda at Mercy Corps

Job Title: Chief of Party - Multi-Year Assistance Program (MYAP) Karamoja, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 18 November 2011
Abim, Karamoja


PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps specializes in development in transitional areas. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and directly implement programs in the northern Districts of Pader, Kitgum, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID’s, Food for Peace (FFP), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Conflict Management & Mitigation (CMM), as well as Private Donations. Mercy Corps’ largest program, Healthy Practices, Strong Communities (HPSC) is a Multi-Year Assistance Program (MYAP) that takes a broad and integrated approach to food security in post-LRA Acholi sub-region. Mercy Corps will submit an application for expected Food for Peace MYAP for the Karamoja region and build upon the experience gained in implementation of HPSC and an OFDA-funded market development program in Karamoja.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chief of Party is the senior management position for the upcoming Mercy Corps MYAP management team, with supervisory and managerial responsibility over all aspects of program implementation and staff development. The Program Director works closely with the Deputy Director and Country Director to provide the vision and leadership in project administration and monitors overall project performance. The Chief of Party leads the coordination, financial and administrative compliance and monitoring and evaluation of the consortium, engendering a collaborative team spirit focused on achievement of program goals and objective. S/he is responsible for the oversight of MYAP activities and travels frequently to the field. S/he maximizes budget resources and personnel development and remains flexible in a continually changing environment. The Chief of Party ensures that the Mercy Corps Program is planned and executed with quality, accountability and measurable impact and along with the Deputy Director, will liaise with USAID and represent the program to other Title II cooperating sponsors and other stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Strategy and Vision

* Attain program goal and objectives through the development, implementation, reviews, presentation and management of strategic plans, programs and projects by personal application and delegation of responsibility.
* Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new country opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.

Program Management

* Monitor program implementation, measure impact and calibrate program strategy and implementation accordingly.
* Document process and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
* Ensure that there are fluent communication channels with the program structure, that the reporting schedule is met on time, and that program objectives are verifiably achieved.
* Coordinate and share information with the Deputy Country Director to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are being achieved. Advise Deputy Country Director on suggested improvements and necessities, as required.
* Produce written reports on the program activities capturing impacts related to all activities, in the format provided by the Deputy Country Director.
* Ensure proper logistics, administration, human resources and transport needs of the program are conducted within MC policy and with the maximum benefit to the program. Ensure that commodity tracking and food distribution activities are in compliance with USAID FFP Regulation 11.
* Exercise sound judgment to ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable and prudent. Ensure all project funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations. Work with the Deputy Country Director to forecast expenditure surpluses and deficits to enable adjustments to be made to the program in a timely fashion.
* Oversee the program filing system and ensure that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program. Ensure required levels of confidentiality.
* Ensure that all work follows international quality standards and best practices and that agriculture and water programs are technically and environmentally sound.
* Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring positive recognition to Mercy Corps and to not endanger Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission.
* Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Team Management

* In close collaboration with the Deputy Country Director, build the program staff’s capacity for a facilitative approach to develop in transitional environments.
* Manage the recruitment and training of program staff to ensure staff are of the quality and capacity to ensure the successful implementation of activities. Monitor and advise on staffing needs throughout the program. Ensure evaluations and disciplinary measures are made, as necessary according to MC policy.
* Provide direct and ongoing supervision and managerial support to all staff on the program.

Representation

* Support all efforts towards accountability - to beneficiaries and to international standards guiding development work. This includes understanding and following established international guidelines and actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
* Ensure good relations and accountability with any partner international NGOs.
* Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other stakeholders such as other Title II cooperating sponsors, other NGOs and local authorities
* Ensure establishment and maintenance of relationships with communities, village councils and local government.

Organizational Learning:

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

The Chief of Party is responsible for supervising national staff and international staff of the program. Number of direct and indirect reports to be determined.

ACCOUNTABILITY

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Deputy Country Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Finance Manager, Head of Office XX, and MYAP Program Staff

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

* Master’s Degree in economic development or other relevant field is preferred.
* At least 5 years of relevant international experience with positions of progressively greater responsibilities.
* Experience managing development programs in pastoralist areas required.
* Experience in project management related to agriculture, water/sanitation, community mobilization and Food/Cash-for-Work is preferred
* Experience with market facilitation, supporting systemic change and promoting supporting services indirectly, is preferred.
* Prior experience with bilateral funding agencies is required.
* Practical experience managing umbrella grants involving international NGO partners.
* Complex program management and demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
* Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
* Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial management skills.
* Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partner agencies. This includes coordinating with government authorities and counterparts.
* Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills with the ability to maintain a broad perspective. S/he will undertake innovative approaches, be agile in the conceptualization of new program ideas and will be well versed in strategic thinking and planning. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Food Programs, and will demonstrate cultural knowledge and sensitivity. The ability and desire to grow individually and professionally is important.

LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Karamoja Region as a whole is chronically under-developed and insecure. Living conditions are basic (no running water, and limited electric without generators and solar systems). Although the situation has improved, there were incidents in the past that required movement restrictions at night.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


How to Apply:
Please apply online at
http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=217769&company_id=15927&version=2&jobboardid=479

Closing Date: Friday, 18 November 2011

Senior Technical Advisor Job Opportunity in Uganda at International Rescue Committee

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, Livelihood, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2011


The IRC began working in Uganda in 1998 in response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army in the north of the country. 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. The IRC in Uganda recently began implementing a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on meeting the unique needs of adolescent girls, strengthening partnerships with the government, civil society and the private sector, promoting accountability and increasing the use of evidence-based approaches. In FY2010, the IRC had an annual program value of $7.7 million and employed approximately 180 staff in six locations.
Feed the Future is the major U.S.-funded global hunger and food security initiative based around agriculture and improved nutrition. It is one of the highest priorities in the USAID portfolio because investment in agriculture and rural development is recognized as a proven lever for combating food insecurity and as an engine for broader economic growth, prosperity, and stability. The FTF initiative reflects the determined strategic and analytical approach of a major donor to harness agriculture to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger by 2015. The IRC in Uganda is leading the Food Security and Livelihood component within a consortium of international and national partners bidding on the RFA and is recruiting a Senior Livelihoods Advisor, who will be a key staff, for the FtF Community Connectors five-year initiative. The selected candidate will be the lead technical staff on agricultural innovations and interventions that can contribute directly to improve household food security and livelihoods across all consortium partners in northern and southwestern Uganda.
Job Description

* Contribute to the design and implementation of the food security and livelihoods strategy for the Feed the Future consortium in close collaboration with CoP and other partners;
* Ensure that livelihood activities meet stated objectives within the timeframe and on budget;
* Ensure that the project reaches targeted livelihood beneficiaries, including women and marginalized groups;
* Ensure technical quality and accuracy of IRC Livelihoods program reports; and
* Conduct regular field visits to all project sites and partners to verify quality/ progress of Livelihoods program interventions and provide technical guidance and advice.

Requirements
* University graduate with qualification in food security/ livelihoods/ agriculture or related fields;
* Five years of experience in managing agriculture, livelihoods and/or food security programs with recent relevant experience in Uganda required;
* Experience in working with women and marginalized populations would be an advantage;
* Excellent understanding of food security and livelihoods programming ,especially agricultural based innovations and interventions that are appropriate for and beneficial to food insecure vulnerable communities and households;
* Strong leadership, management, planning, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;
* Good networking skills and in depth knowledge of the livelihoods sector in Uganda;


How to Apply:

Please apply at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7436


Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Field Research Consultant Job Vacancy in Uganda at Center for American Progress

Job Title: Field Research Consultant Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2011

Summary

Enough, a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity , has an immediate opening for a Field Research Consultant to do research on the Lord's Resistance Army crisis. The field researcher will be based in Uganda and conduct research and draft regular updates on the security, political, and humanitarian situation in LRA-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic.

The consultant will serve as Enough's field link by providing regular updates, analysis, and policy recommendations as events unfold on the ground. The consultant will research and write reports/briefings on security, conflict, political, governance, legal, and social issues relating to the Lord's Resistance Army. The consultant will also contribute to the dynamic mission of Enough by taking photos, blogging, and shooting video. Travel within the region, sometimes under demanding conditions, will be required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

â- Conduct field research, provide analysis, and propose policy initiatives for relevant actors to help prevent crimes against humanity by the Lord's Resistance Army.

â- Draft strategy papers and other policy documents on a regular basis, drawing from relevant research findings and policy recommendations.

â- Provide informal updates for Enough staff on a regular basis.

â- Provide input on a variety of products—reports, op-eds, articles—pertaining to the LRA crisis.

â- Liaise with NGOs and civil society organizations in LRA-affected areas.

â- Help facilitate field travel for Enough D.C.-based staff and assist media trips as needed.

â- Contribute regular content for the Enough blog that is dynamic, original, and thoroughly grounded in policy expertise, and accessible to a broad audience.

â- Contribute other content to Enough's website, including podcasts, audio clips, and other appropriate media.

Requirements and qualifications:

â- University degree (M.A. preferred) and relevant work experience conducting research in international relations, political science, or a related field.

â- Fluency in English required; foreign language skills, particularly French, Luo, Swahili, or Lingala, a strong advantage.

â- Experience doing field research on the Lord's Resistance Army.

â- In depth knowledge of and extensive contacts with government officials, regional and subregional organizations, nongovernmental organizations and civil society leaders, the media, and academia working in the region.

â- Good understanding of the policymaking process and the link between activism and policy.

â- Academic background or work experience in the prevention of atrocities, human rights , conflict prevention and resolution, and the responsibility to protect.

â- Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

â- Strong desire to live and work overseas in war-affected environments.

â- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

â- Adept team player with good interpersonal skills.

â- Excellent communication skills–verbal and written (particularly online).

â- Committed to the organization's missions and goals.

Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "American Progress." The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




How to Apply:

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – Enough Project Search Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.


Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2011

Resident Director Job Opportunity in Uganda at National Democratic Institute

Job Title: Resident Director (217281-851), Kampala
Closing Date: Friday, 09 December 2011

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director with excellent management skills and extensive experience leading political party, elections, and civil society assistance to oversee the implementation of its democracy and governance programs in Uganda. Experience supporting political parties and civil society organizations to develop skills in consensus building, policy and political analysis, advocacy, management and leadership is strongly preferred. The Resident Director would advise civic and political party leaders while overseeing the implementation of program activities in all sectors, and provide leadership to a team of expatriate and national staff. This position also would be responsible for overall office management , to include financial and human resources. The ideal candidate will have at least 14 years of experience in the management of complex international programs in challenging settings and will possess proven communication and negotiation skills. A high degree of professional judgment, political objectivity, and creativity are essential to the successful leadership of NDI's programming in Uganda. The Resident Director would be based in Kampala and serve as principal NDI liaison with political and civic leaders, program partners, donors, and representatives of the international community. This position works closely with Washington-based program staff that manages the day-to-day communications, providing support for field activities. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Regional Director for Southern and East Africa.

Background

NDI has worked in Uganda since October 2003, supporting parliamentary caucuses to develop a new electoral framework and encouraging greater collaboration between women's CSOs and women members of parliament. The Institute also provides technical assistance to local NGOs monitoring elections and increasing citizen participation. Most recently, NDI's work to strengthen multi-party democracy in Uganda has included directly assisting political parties to better organize their caucuses in Parliament as well as supporting civil society organization's capacity to engage in advocacy, communications, and policy making.

Responsibilities

* Oversee and contribute to the design and implementation of all of NDI's programs in Uganda;
* Provide day to day management and oversight of local and expatriate program staff in the Kampala office and develop and maintain office and personnel management system;
* Design and conduct training workshops and consultation to civic and political party leaders on topics including: organizational development , volunteer recruitment, issues research, platform development, public outreach, coalition building, and the political participation of women and youth;
* Implement NDI's programs in collaboration with in-country field staff and pro-bono trainers or short-term consultants;
* Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with key partners to include members of parliament, senior political party leaders, and senior civic society leaders;
* Represent NDI and its program at public events and functions;
* Serve as principal liaison between NDI and its donors, Ugandan government officials, political party leaders, local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the media;
* Manage in-country program budget, develop and maintain financial management systems and ensure the submission of accurate monthly financial reconciliation statements to the DC office;
* Ensure adherence to both NDI and donor financial regulations, and respect of procedures that guarantee the integrity of all financial transactions;
* Oversee the writing and timely submission of bi-weekly program activity reports, monitoring and evaluation data, periodic updates on political/security developments, and other program related materials;
* Monitor programs to determine that programmatic goals are achieved and that operational and reporting requirements are adhered to;
* Adjust programmatic activities based on changing political circumstances and in response to needs articulated by local partners and program stakeholders;
* Develop fundraising strategies with local and international donors to help raise additional funds in coordination with the NDI Washington staff; and
* Build the capacity of NDI staff to play a substantive role in program development and implementation.

Experience Required

* Bachelor degree, preferably in International Relations or related subject; graduate degree preferred;
* Minimum fourteen (14 ) years substantive experience as a political party trainer or working for the legislature, executive branch or political parties ;
* Solid experience in all aspects of program design and management, including office operations, financial and human resources management ;
* Proven ability to effectively communicate skills and experiences to others as a trainer, facilitator, and advisor;
* Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning and conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities;
* Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, policy makers, US and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, and funders;
* Excellent managerial, interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain professional political relationships;
* Knowledge of USAID and other funding agencies and funding processes;
* Proven ability to manage budgets;
* Strong oral and written communication skills in English;
* Experience living and working in East Africa is strongly preferred;
* Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and to promote staff development; and
* Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet applications, and e-mail technology.

Comments

A generous benefits package is provided, including in-country housing allowance.

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:

Please apply online at: http://ndi.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid..

Closing Date: Friday, 09 December 2011

UNICEF Supply Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job title: Supply Manager, Kampala
Closing Date: Thursday, 03 November 2011
UNICEF Kampala, George Street, Kampala

Purpose:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Operations, you will be responsible for and manage the country programme and administrative supply and contracting operation of a large size country office. You will be responsible for the overall forecasting, planning, procurement, receiving, distribution and end-use monitoring of UNICEF's supplies and contractual services in support of the Country Programme in the UNICEF office.

Qualification:

Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)*.

Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields. Work experience in emergency duty station.

Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of local language of the duty station an advantage.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Key Expected Results:

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Undertake supply assessment within the country and conduct market research, identify and recommend legitimate local suppliers or contractors through systematic evaluation and maintaining a database of potential and active suppliers/contractors. Also, maintain data on local supply sources' and overall performance, (competitive pricing, product quality and timely delivery) of suppliers/contractors. Assess supply operations and control mechanisms and advise on appropriate actions.
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Manage and supervise the supply staff to ensure qualitative and timely procurement and delivery of supplies and services ($6-9m/year). In coordination with Senior Programme Coordinator and programme sections, develop and implement an emergency preparedness and response plan for a prompt response during any emergency situations. Develop supply monitoring system for emergency supply monitoring to ensure utilization of supplies for the expected purpose and highest level of accountability to the donors and other cooperating partners.
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Manage all programme and administration related supplies and Service contracts (institutional) in a legal and cost-effective manner. In coordination with programme sections arrange briefings to prospective bidders for submission of proposals and monitor timely completion and evaluation of performance.
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Interpret and advise country office on policies and procedures impacting offshore and local procurement of supplies and delivery. Oversee preparation of appropriate documentation, i.e., supply, technical, distribution plans; accurate supply and service requisitions; bid/proposal invitations; tabulations; CRC submissions; Purchase orders; SSA contracts; shipping documents; receipts, release and delivery orders; government receipts; and deviation reports related to these documents.
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Advice Programme/Operations and Government counterparts on technical specification of supplies/Logistics planning, contracting and Procurement Services, Logistics arrangements facilitating efficient procurement, clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment in support of country programme implementation. Be responsible for assessment of capacity development needs, planning and implementation of capacity building efforts among government and other counterparts on supply procurement, management, storage, distribution and monitoring to ensure timely arrival and utilization with end users at district/project level.
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In coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator develop supply monitoring guidelines and arrange joint end-use monitoring visits for effective utilization of supplies. Maintain a database, and produce exception and deviation reports as an accountability tool. Initiate actions for systematization of the supply operation for improvement of management, delivery and accountability.
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Undertake periodic exercise of risk assessment for the supply/procurement/contracting process to determine high-risk areas and put in place control assessment instruments. Advise programme and operations staff on supply/contracting related policies and country supply assessment.
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Participate in Country Programme Review Meetings in the districts. Develop analytical MIS reports as monitoring tool and make presentation to Country Management Team for informed decisions.

Competencies:

Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-001724. Applications must be received by 3 November 2011.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Closing Date: Thursday, 03 November 2011

Specialists in Agricultural Development Projects Job Vacancy in Uganda at Fintraca

Job Title: Specialists in Agricultural Development Projects

Closing date: 01 Nov 2011

Fintrac

General Position Description Fintrac is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals to be part of one or more upcoming bids expected from USAID in Uganda. The projects will focus on improved agricultural productivity, livelihood development, local capacity-building, community-level organizations, and gender equality in agriculture. Among the positions will be • Agricultural Production Specialist • Post-Harvest Production Value Chain Specialist • Agribusiness and Marketing Specialist • Grants and Finance Manager • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist • Gender Specialist

Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree and 5 years’ experience (master's plus 10 preferred) in implementing and managing agricultural development projects working at the community or even farmer level. Experience must include some work with international donor agencies, preferably USAID.


How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to ugandajobs@fintrac.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further details.



Closing date: 01 Nov 2011

Program Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at American Bar Association

Job title:Program Manager

Closing date: 13 Dec 2011

American Bar Association

Project Manager

The American Bar Association is seeking a qualified and dynamic Project Manager to oversee its program “Enhancing Local Capacity to Combat Human Trafficking in Uganda”. The Project Manager will work in collaboration with Ugandan stakeholders, international experts, and the Washington, DC office to implement this program over the course of one year.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible for (1); overseeing the implementation of the program in-country, including financial and staff oversight; (2) creating and maintaining partnerships with high level government officials, judicial sector officials, and civil society representatives; (3) organizing working-group meetings that focus on enhancing coordination between civil society and justice sector actors on the issue of trafficking in persons; (4) assisting partners in producing protocols and other official mechanisms that clarify institutional procedures for addressing cases of trafficking in persons; (4) garnering political support for these written protocol documents in order to be adopted nationally; (5) conducting trainings (and training of trainers) on trafficking in persons; and (6) writing regular reports on program implementation and maintaining good communication with ABA headquarters in Washington, DC.

Requirements:

ABA ROLI is seeking candidates with a graduate or law degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience and a background in anti-human trafficking programs. Preference will be given to candidates with established connections with Ugandan governmental and justice sector actors. Previous experience in implementing legal reform programs and/or facilitating working groups with diverse stakeholders is strongly preferred. Applicants should also have experience managing or working with donor-funded international legal assistance projects. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.


How to Apply:

To apply for this position please go to https://abanet.devhire.devex.com/. Please also be prepared to upload your resume. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Closing date: 13 Dec 2011

UNICEF Jobs For Uganda- NETI Programme- UN Vacancies Uganda

1. Who is eligible for the NETI Programme? Do I qualify as a candidate?


2. When is the next recruitment period?

Please note that the launch of the next NETI recruitment campaign is scheduled for October 2011 and the selected NETI participants are expected to start in February/March 2012.

For the 2012 NETI Programme, all selected candidates are expected to report for duty in February/March 2012. Offers of appointment are only valid for the current recruitment year. They will not be deferred to the following year.

Applications are only accepted during the active recruitment period. Please note that we only accept applications using the UNICEF online e-recruitment system and that no other forms of application submission (email, fax, mail, etc.) will be accepted.

Please note that you must first create an e-recruitment profile before you will be able to apply for any of the NETI positions within UNICEF. Make sure to complete your profile in its entirety, and be sure to fill in any information you may have left out. To create an e-recruitment profile, please click here.
3. How will participants be selected for the NETI Programme?

Please click here to view the NETI selection process
4. What are the functional areas that UNICEF focuses on?

NETI participants develop their professional skills within the relevant programming/management functional areas in UNICEF. Examples of these areas are:

Adolescent Development
Child Protection
Communication for Development
Communication / External Relations
Education
Emergency Programme
Finance and Administration
Gender Equality
Health
HIV/AIDS
Human Resources
Human Rights
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Multilateral Affairs (GMA)
Nutrition
Planning
Public-sector Alliances & Resource Mobilization
Social and Economic Policy
Supply/Logistics
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

For detailed information about available positions for the programme 2012, please click on the "Functional areas of need" link on the left tool bar
5. What is the required language proficiency for the NETI Programme?

As stated in the general requirements to apply, candidates must have proficiency in English and in at least one other UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish. Knowledge of the local language at the duty station of the respective position might be considered an asset.

Applicants have an opportunity to state different language proficiencies when completing the UNICEF online application. If short-listed, the candidate's stated proficiency is corroborated during an interview with a UNICEF selection panel.

Language proficiency is key for global deployment and effective performance in the field.
6. What are the educational requirements for the NETI Programme?

Candidates must have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of application. Any number of years of relevant professional experience is not substitute for the required educational qualifications.

The expectation of UNICEF as an employer is that university degrees presented by applicants satisfy the required level of education and come from bona fide (accredited) academic institutions. Only degrees from accredited institutions are considered legitimate for purposes of recruitment and selection for posts at UNICEF. Degrees requiring little or no actual course work, degrees awarded for payment of fees only, and degrees granting substantial credits for ”lifetime achievements” or “life/work experience” will normally not be recognized by UNICEF.

When determining whether a degree is recognized, UNICEF is guided by the International Association of Universities’ (IAU) listing of higher education institutions recognized or otherwise approved by competent authorities in participating countries. UNICEF will normally recognize only degrees obtained from institutions on the IAU list, however, the validity of other degrees submitted by applicants under consideration would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


The IAU list is available at http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/list-heis.


Incomplete degrees are unacceptable to UNICEF as proof of academic qualification, regardless of whether they are associated with a recognized higher education institution.
7. What is the work experience requirement for the NETI Programme?

Candidates are required to have at least two years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-2 level, and at least five years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-3 level. Relevant experience should include work in developing countries and in multicultural environments.
8. What happens upon completion of the NETI Programme?

Since merit and performance are the key features of the NETI Programme, a rigorous and continued assessment process takes place throughout the work assignment. At the end of the first year and based on a performance review, successful NETI participants are extended for a second year in their specific duty station or, if necessary, separated from the NETI Programme. After about 18 months into their initial appointment, a performance review panel is held. This final review includes a comprehensive evaluation where participants’ overall performance in the NETI Programme is reviewed, and their suitability to be included into Talent Groups and to be given priority consideration for vacant positions is also determined.
9. Can I meet/interview with someone to discuss my application / CV / P11 (UN Personal History form)?

In order to guarantee equal treatment and objectivity for all candidates, the New and Emerging Talent Initiative’s programme staff does not grant interviews and does not provide profile advice at any point during the application process.

If you would like more information about the requirements and competencies we seek in our candidates, please click on the “Eligibility and Programme Requirements” as well as the “NETI competencies” links on the left tool bar.
10. If I apply and am not selected for this round of recruitment for the NETI Programme, can I reapply in the future?

If you have applied previously and were not selected, you are welcome to re-apply in the next recruitment period. Selection for the NETI Programme is related to critical talent gaps needed in the organisation to achieve its current and future goals.
11. Is it required that applicants be within a specific age range to apply for the NETI Programme?

As the NETI Programme is for young professionals, preference will be given to candidates who are under 35 years of age.
12. What is the professional level of the appointment?

The NETI appointment type is a fixed term contract for the duration of 1 year, with a possible extension of a second year. The level of appointment is specified in the vacancy announcement. As a general indication, P-2 level appointments require 2 to 4 years of professional experience and P-3 level appointments require at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
13. What salary and benefits are provided to NETI participants?

The salary for each NETI participant is dependent on their educational background, relevant professional experience, and specific allowances related to their assigned duty station. UNICEF seeks to provide equal opportunities to all candidates. Prospective candidates with families are welcome to apply. Selected candidates will benefit from UNICEF’s entitlements to family members as any other UNICEF staff member.

For more information please click on “Compensation, Benefits and Relocation”
14. Can my family come with me? Will they be extended full benefits?

UNICEF seeks to provide equal opportunities to all candidates. Prospective candidates with families are welcome to apply. Family considerations are taken into account in the assignment of staff to the extent possible, bearing in mind that UNICEF has large operations in many non-family hardship duty stations.

Selected candidates benefit from UNICEF’s entitlements to family members as any other UNICEF staff member. For more information please click on “Compensation, Benefits and Relocation”
15. What do I do if I have problems with the online application?

If you are having a problem with the e-recruitment system, please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the e-recruitment system.

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_51923.html

If you are unable to find a solution, please send an email to Erecruitment@unicef.org. Please describe in detail the problem you encountered as well as what you were trying to do before the error occurred. The more information you can provide the better we can assist you. Common errors involve missing information, so please check your profile thoroughly.

Please note that we only accept applications submitted using the UNICEF -recruitment system during the active application period. If your submission was timely and you received an automated response, please be ensured that we have your application and documents in our database.
16. Is there anyone the candidates can contact at UNICEF to answer specific questions?

Yes. You can email the NETI Team at: neti@unicef.org. As a courtesy to our team, please make sure you have reviewed the Frequently Asked Questions section thoroughly before you contact us.
17. What is a Talent Group?

Talent Groups are rosters of internal and external candidates who have undergone a competitive selection and assessment process that was reviewed by UNICEF’s Central Review Body (CRB).
18. What is the difference between the 8 NETI positions and the generic job descriptions being advertised during the NETI recruitment campaign?

The 8 NETI positions reflect specific operational needs that have been identified for inclusion in the next cohort of the NETI programme following a global needs assessment with regional and country offices. They are funded partly by respective field offices where the positions will be located. The candidates selected to fill these 8 positions will participate in the NETI programme and will therefore be subject to the programme’s specific rules and processes.

Through the NETI global recruitment campaign, UNICEF also aims to attract other interested candidates whose profile and expertise may not match the 8 NETI positions advertised, yet meets the requirements of other generic job descriptions (JDs) advertised under the Talent Group category. These generic JDs represent functional areas in which UNICEF has strategic medium-term talent needs. However, they are not part of the NETI programme.
19. How will the candidates who applied to the generic vacancies (Talent Groups) be assessed and what will be the outcome for them?

Those who applied to the generic job description advertisements will follow a similar assessment as the regular UNICEF selection process. Successful candidates will be included in the Talent Group specific to the functional area and level for which they were assessed.

Inclusion in a Talent Group does not mean that a candidate would be suitable for all positions in the same area and level. The suitability of candidates for a specific post will always be reviewed on a case by case basis. Furthermore, inclusion in a Talent Group does not guarantee anyone an appointment to a Fixed Term position. Candidates in Talent Groups are advised to concurrently apply to positions that are of interest to them and not expect placement through a Talent Group.
20. How do Talent Groups function?

When a candidate is included in the UNICEF Talent Group (following a competitive selection process), he/she becomes accessible to recruiting managers as and when relevant positions become available. UNICEF follows a systematic process when filling a vacancy through the use of Talent Groups in line with the UNICEF Staff Selection Policy and other recruitment guidelines. This includes conducting a comparative assessment of potential candidates from the Talent Group against the job criteria, which may subsequently lead to conducting additional testing and interviews as needed.

Inclusion in a Talent Group does not mean that a candidate would be suitable for all positions in the same area and level. The suitability of candidates for a specific post is always reviewed on a case by case basis. Furthermore, inclusion in a Talent Group does not guarantee anyone an appointment to a Fixed Term position. Candidates in Talent Groups are advised to concurrently apply to positions that are of interest to them and not expect placement through a Talent Group.

Eligibility and Programme Requirements

NETI participants are motivated and talented entry to mid-career level professionals who are interested in an international career with UNICEF, and who have a passion for making a difference for children worldwide.

The focus and method of work for NETI participants varies from country to country. However, participants typically interact with government, civil society, academic institutions, the private sector, UN agencies, donors and other development organizations in working towards childrens’ survival, protection and development goals.
Eligibility:

The following candidates are eligible to apply to the NETI programme:

UNICEF National Professional Officers and General Service staff at the GS-6 and GS-7 levels;
UNICEF staff members holding a temporary appointment;
UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) who have completed at least 15 months of the JPO programme;
External candidates from outside UNICEF.

Please Note: National Professional Officers and General Service staff at GS-6 and GS-7 levels who are selected to participate in the programme will be offered a fixed-term appointment that replaces their previous letter of appointment, including any permanent or continuing appointment. They will not have the right to return to their previous post in UNICEF.

Candidates from all nationalities are welcome to apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the United Nations staff rules, a person who has permanent residence status in a country other than that of his/her own nationality must relinquish such permanent residence status in order to be eligible for UNICEF appointment to the Professional and higher categories of staff, subject to a few exceptions.
The following minimum requirements shall be placed on all NETI programme applicants:

Have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of application. Any number of years of relevant professional experience is not substitute for the required educational qualifications. Please see below for important information on education requirements.
Have proficiency in English and another official language of the United Nations i.e., Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish; knowledge of local languages can be an asset.
Be ready to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations.
Have at least two years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-2 level, and at least five years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-3 level. Relevant experience should include work in developing countries and in multicultural environments.

Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.
Educational Requirements

The expectation of UNICEF, as an employer is that university degrees presented by applicants satisfy the required level of education and come from bona fide (accredited) academic institutions. Only degrees from accredited institutions are considered legitimate for purposes of recruitment and selection for posts at UNICEF. Degrees requiring little or no actual course work, degrees awarded for payment of fees only, and degrees granting substantial credits for “lifetime achievements” or “life/work experience” will normally not be recognized by UNICEF.

When determining whether a degree is recognized, UNICEF is guided by the International Association of Universities’ (IAU) listing of higher education institutions recognized or otherwise approved by competent authorities in participating countries. UNICEF will normally recognize only degrees obtained from institutions on the IAU list, however, the validity of other degrees submitted by applicants under consideration would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The IAU list is available at http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/list-heis.

Incomplete degrees are unacceptable to UNICEF as proof of academic qualification, regardless of whether they are associated with a recognized higher education institution.

Supply Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at UNICEF

Job Title: Supply Manager, P-4, Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy No: E-VN-2011-001724
Duty Station: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Region: ESARO

Job Level: P-4
Position#: 00006895
Application Close: 03-Nov-11
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Operations, you will be responsible for and manage the country programme and administrative supply and contracting operation of a large size country office. You will be responsible for the overall forecasting, planning, procurement, receiving, distribution and end-use monitoring of UNICEF's supplies and contractual services in support of the Country Programme in the UNICEF office.

Key Expected Results
1. Undertake supply assessment within the country and conduct market research, identify and recommend legitimate local suppliers or contractors through systematic evaluation and maintaining a database of potential and active suppliers/contractors. Also, maintain data on local supply sources' and overall performance, (competitive pricing, product quality and timely delivery) of suppliers/contractors. Assess supply operations and control mechanisms and advise on appropriate actions.

2. Manage and supervise the supply staff to ensure qualitative and timely procurement and delivery of supplies and services ($6-9m/year). In coordination with Senior Programme Coordinator and programme sections, develop and implement an emergency preparedness and response plan for a prompt response during any emergency situations. Develop supply monitoring system for emergency supply monitoring to ensure utilization of supplies for the expected purpose and highest level of accountability to the donors and other cooperating partners.

3. Manage all programme and administration related supplies and Service contracts (institutional) in a legal and cost-effective manner. In coordination with programme sections arrange briefings to prospective bidders for submission of proposals and monitor timely completion and evaluation of performance.

4. Interpret and advise country office on policies and procedures impacting offshore and local procurement of supplies and delivery. Oversee preparation of appropriate documentation, i.e., supply, technical, distribution plans; accurate supply and service requisitions; bid/proposal invitations; tabulations; CRC submissions; Purchase orders; SSA contracts; shipping documents; receipts, release and delivery orders; government receipts; and deviation reports related to these documents.

5. Advice Programme/Operations and Government counterparts on technical specification of supplies/Logistics planning, contracting and Procurement Services, Logistics arrangements facilitating efficient procurement, clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment in support of country programme implementation. Be responsible for assessment of capacity development needs, planning and implementation of capacity building efforts among government and other counterparts on supply procurement, management, storage, distribution and monitoring to ensure timely arrival and utilization with end users at district/project level.

6. In coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator develop supply monitoring guidelines and arrange joint end-use monitoring visits for effective utilization of supplies. Maintain a database, and produce exception and deviation reports as an accountability tool. Initiate actions for systematization of the supply operation for improvement of management, delivery and accountability.

7. Undertake periodic exercise of risk assessment for the supply/procurement/contracting process to determine high-risk areas and put in place control assessment instruments. Advise programme and operations staff on supply/contracting related policies and country supply assessment.

8. Participate in Country Programme Review Meetings in the districts. Develop analytical MIS reports as monitoring tool and make presentation to Country Management Team for informed decisions.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.).*
Eight years of relevant professional work experience.
Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
Work experience in emergency duty station.
Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of local language of the duty station an advantage.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to Apply:
https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NEU4RTU3RjcxMzVBMUFCMEUxMDAwMDAwOUU3MTBGMEYmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=100&sap-language=EN&sap-accessibility=X

Application Close: 03-Nov-11

Procurement Manager Job Opportunity in Uganda- Career Vacancy

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Living Goods (LG) seeks an energetic and resourceful Procurement Manager to oversee sourcing of consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and household technologies. We are a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with operations in East Africa and ambitions beyond. We are currently building a world-class team committed to achieving our goal of building a sustainable system to defeat the diseases of poverty. The Procurement Manager will manage LG’s supply chain – sourcing, negotiating, bidding and distributing products throughout the distribution network. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic, start-up environment.

Responsibilities

Oversee development and execution of procurement strategies to drive down costs, increase sales, minimize shrink and optimize inventory levels. The position will be responsible for setting up new domestic and international suppliers, managing all aspects including contracts, agreements and relationship management. Ideal candidate will set up better logistic streams, eliminating extensive lead times, improving all aspects of supplier performance through strategic partnership building. The position will also have responsibility for benchmarking, setting up metrics to measure results and monitoring supplier performance. Reporting to the Country Manager Uganda, the Procurement Manager will be the key member of the Uganda team.

Qualifications

– The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years success in sourcing management, preferably with major consumer goods businesses, and/or large wholesalers and/or importers.

– Expert negotiator with the ability to close complex deals.

– Experience identifying and developing new suppliers as well as contingency suppliers for multiple products.

– Strong financial management and analytical skills, highly proficient in spreadsheets.

– Significant experience with logistics and inventory management.

– Ability to manage multiple initiatives within a dynamic environment, prioritizing both the urgent and important, without compromising productivity.

– Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills.

– Strong proficiency using all Microsoft Applications.

Compensation

Includes competitive base salary, bonus, and health insurance.

Send CV to rmusana@livinggoods.org or sikila@livingggoods.org before Friday 4th/10/200

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