Jobs at NARO in Uganda-Director General

Job Title: Director General
Reports to: Chairman, NARO Council

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Tendering advice to the council in respect of business of the Council
• Developing strategies and operational plans to guide the councilin achieving its policy objectives
• Acting as the day-to-day link between the council and the parent ministryas well as other policy making organs

Requirements:
• A PhD in the field of Agricultural sciences, natural sciences or agricultural economics
• At least 10 years working experience in Agricultural research at senior management level
• A demonstrable track record in agricultural reseach
• Good understanding of national agricultural and rural development programs of Uganda.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit hand-written applications with a detailed cv prefaced with a statement of not more than 250 words stating why the consider to suitable for the job

Applications marked confidential: NARO Application’ should be sent not later than 23rd December 2011 to:

The Chairman
NARO Governing Council
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe

NARO Secretariat, plot 12-13 Lugard Avenue, Office No. 18

All applicants should ensure that they contact their referees who should write and send recommendation letters to reach the address below not later than 30th December 2011

The Chairman
NARO Governing Council
C/o Mbarara University of Science and Technology
P.O Box 1410

Jobs at Protection International in Uganda

Job Title: Administration and Finance Officer, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Background:

This is a call for an Administration and Finance Officer to work with the Protection Desk Uganda (PD-U). PD-U is a collaborative effort of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) based in Kampala, Uganda and Protection International (PI) based in Brussels, Belgium.

The PD-U was established with the aim of providing ongoing and effective support to human rights defenders through building their capacity in security and protection management in order to ensure that those defenders can in turn offer greater protection to the people they work with and for. The Desk furthermore seeks to support the efforts by other stakeholders to mainstreaming defenders' protection into the agenda of key stakeholders, notably relevant national authorities, national and international organisations and foreign governments. PD-U furthermore complements EHAHRDP's efforts in these areas on a sub-regional level.

Key responsibilities:

 In charge of the office and maintenance of an inventory of all purchased items and insurance policies;  Manage contractual negotiations and agreements with suppliers and service providers;  Maintain cash books, cheque register for all bank accounts and produce monthly reconciliation statements for each account;  Compile monthly financial and management accounting reports;  Ensure effective accountability of all finance disbursements/remittances;  Monitor and advise on the financial status of various projects and programmes;  Participate in preparing the project proposals, work plans, budgets and budget implementation of PD-U ;  Serve as the primary liaison with external auditors, preparing accounts and reports for external audits, respond to audit queries and follow up on the audit recommendations.  Advise on any accounting procedures, policies, directives and laws that accrue to non-profit organizations in the country where the project is registered;  Train PD-U staff in relevant financial/expenditure reporting related to their responsibilities;  Co-ordinate with PD-U staff on the logistics of trainings;  Provide human resource management support to the project;  Carry out administrative tasks related to the organisation's projects;  To contribute to the development of the organisation security plan, update it and abide by it;  Observe the mandate of PI and EHAHRDP in all work carried out and follow the principles of non-intervention, impartiality/non-partisanship, and non-violence.

Desired profile:

 University degree in Administration, Finance or Accounting, preferably ACCA;  At least 3 years working experience relevant to this position;  Experience with administrative and financial operations of local Non-Governmental Organisations;  Experience with WIN PACCS and Pastel Accounting software preferred ;  Proven analytical and negotiation skills;  Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, implement and review work processes and plans;  Proven ability to write and speak concisely and clearly and communicate effectively;  Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.  Experience in a multi-cultural and/or international work environment;  Commitment to gender equality as well as to cultural, ethnic, sexual orientation and religious equality;  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;  Proven team work skills.

Location: The position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English. French will be positively valued.

Monthly remuneration: UgSh 2,500,000 – 2,900,000 gross


How to apply:

Applications including a letter of motivation (1 page), CV (no more than 3 pages) and contacts of three references should be sent to: nrehmer@protectioninternational.org by 28th December 2011. The subject line of the email must read:

Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Jobs at Tetra Tech ARD in Uganda- Technical Advisor

Job Title:TECHNICAL ADVISOR ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE, Uganda, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Tetra Tech ARD a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Technical Advisor on Access to Justice position for a potential USAID funded project in Uganda. The purpose of this project is to support peace building and conflict mitigation in Uganda by strengthening mechanisms for resolution of conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity. It will further enhance the capacity of local actors to prevent violent conflict and transform them into peaceful outcomes while promoting reconciliation. Through training, technical assistance and providing grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the project will focus on the oil rich Albertine region, Northern Uganda, and Central Uganda as primary entry points.

Qualifications: --Master's degree in law with a focus on dispute resolution/mediation; --Minimum of six years of work experience in dispute resolution and promotion of access to justice with a particular focus on resolution of land conflicts management; --Minimum six years experience in providing technical assistance in conflict mitigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution with demonstrated knowledge of informal mechanisms of dispute resolution in a developing country.


How to apply:

To Apply: Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Cathy.Iraheta@tetratech.com, or fax to C. Iraheta at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code "TA Uganda" in the subject line. Only candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD, is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.


Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Jobs at CWG Uganda

Job Title: Account Manager/ Sales Executive

Skills and Competencies:
A wide contact base eithr of the target verticals of telecoms, financial services, government, oil and Gas
Good understanding of enterprise IT and or Telecom solutions and the ability to use this knowledge to develop and grow business within the enterprise market segment
Excellent communication, presentation and customer facing skills

Minimum Requirements:
A university degree preferably Honors
At least 5 years experience in the sale of enterprise IT or Telcom solutions


How to Apply:
All applications should be submitted together with a detailed cv to agnes.nambatya@cwlgroup.com

Deadline: 19th December 2011

Management Systems International (MSI)Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Chief of Party, Access to Justice, Equity and Peace Project, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 December 2011

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary:
The purpose of this project is to support peace building and conflict mitigation in Uganda by strengthening mechanisms for resolution of conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity. It will further enhance the capacity of local actors to prevent violent conflict and transform them into peaceful outcomes while promoting reconciliation. Through training, technical assistance and providing grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the project will focus on the oil rich Albertine region, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) affected Northern Uganda, and Central Uganda as primary entry points.

Position Summary: The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership to the project and manage its technical and administrative functions. The CoP will also provide strategic guidance in implementing the project's workplan. The CoP will manage relations with government bodies as well as with USAID and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations .

Responsibilities:

* Oversee all aspects of technical and administrative management
* Hire, train and manage a team of local staff and recruit and ensure the technical quality of the work of short-term technical advisors as needed
* Work closely with local civil society groups to build their capacity for resolving conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity
* Provide sub-grants to CSOs; provide training in the technical and budgetary application process, oversight during implementation and ensure transparency and accountability
* Build strong relationships with USAID, the national Ugandan government and local governments in Northern and Central Uganda, serving as MSI's main representative in the field

Qualifications:
* Prior experience as Chief of Party on a USAID funded project
* Demonstrated technical expertise in the thematic program areas above, including: local dispute resolution, civil society capacity building, land administration and/or natural resource management
* Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa required; Experience in Northern Uganda preferred
* Experience implementing projects in partnership with government and local communities in conflict or post-conflict environments
* Degree in international development, public policy, law, politics, conflict or related discipline
* The ability to be based in Uganda for the duration of the project
* Fluency in English is required

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


How to apply:

To apply,www.msiworldwide.com.


Closing Date: Thursday, 22 December 2011

Jobs at Management Systems International (MSI) in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Land Administration Advisor, Access to Justice, Equity and Peace Program, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary:
The purpose of this project is to support peace building and conflict mitigation in Uganda by strengthening mechanisms for resolution of conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity. It will further enhance the capacity of local actors to prevent violent conflict and transform them into peaceful outcomes while promoting reconciliation. Through training, technical assistance and providing grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the project will focus on the oil rich Albertine region, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) affected Northern Uganda, and Central Uganda as primary entry points.

Position Summary: This position will advise the Ugandan Government as well as the project and its local partners on policy and dispute resolution mechanisms efforts related to land. This will include support and advice to balance traditional vs statutory policy approaches related to land in a post conflict environment, including policy/administrative mechanisms as well as access to justice mechanisms.

Responsibilities:

* Provide advice and support to the project, local partners and the Government of Uganda in developing local mechanisms to resolve land disputes
* Advise and support the Ugandan government at the local and national level on best practice related to land issues from other regions facing similar challenges
* Provide advice and support to project and local partners on project implementation
* Writing donor reports or proposals;

Qualifications:
* Demonstrated technical expertise in administration, policy development, and dispute resolution mechanisms related to land, especially in conflict or post conflict environments
* Experience implementing such projects with government and local civil society
* An advanced degree in public policy, law, politics, conflict or related discipline preferred
* Prior experience on USAID funded projects, and field-based experience in Uganda or the region, preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.



How to apply:

To apply, www.msiworldwide.com.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tetra Tech ARD Jobs in Uganda- Reconciliation Specialsit

Job Title: Conflict Prevention and Reconciliation Specialsit, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Tetra Tech ARD , a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Conflict Prevention and Reconciliation Specialist position for a potential USAID funded project in Uganda. The purpose of this project is to support peace building and conflict mitigation in Uganda by strengthening mechanisms for resolution of conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity. It will further enhance the capacity of local actors to prevent violent conflict and transform them into peaceful outcomes while promoting reconciliation. Through training, technical assistance and providing grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the project will focus on the oil rich Albertine region, Northern Uganda, and Central Uganda as primary entry points.

Qualifications: --Degree in conflict analysis, peace building, reconciliation or a related field; --Minimum of six years in conflict prevention, mediation and dispute resolution, peace building and/or reconciliation with a particular focus on building the capacity indigenous community groups in conflict. --Minimum six years of technical experience in conflict early warning, conflict mitigation and reconciliation working with multiple stakeholders including CSOs, local government officials and traditional institutions in a developing country.


How to apply:

To Apply: Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Cathy.Iraheta@tetratech.com, or fax to C. Iraheta at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code "CP Uganda" in the subject line. Only candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted

Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Tetra Tech ARD Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Chief of Party, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Tetra Tech ARD , a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Chief of Party position for a potential USAID funded project in Uganda. The purpose of this project is to support peace building and conflict mitigation in Uganda by strengthening mechanisms for resolution of conflicts over land, oil and ethnic diversity. It will further enhance the capacity of local actors to prevent violent conflict and transform them into peaceful outcomes while promoting reconciliation. Through training, technical assistance and providing grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the project will focus on the oil rich Albertine region, Northern Uganda, and Central Uganda as primary entry points.

Qualifications: --Minimum Master's degree in Law, Peace and Conflict Resolution, International development or Public Administration; -- Minimum of ten years' experience in managing similar programs in a developing country; -- Vast experience in land as well as peace and reconciliation program implementation in a developing country context similar to that of Uganda; --Able to communicate complex processes to diverse stakeholders both internal and external to the program. These include cultural leaders, local government officials as well as officials in line ministries of the government of Uganda.


How to apply:

To Apply: Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Cathy.Iraheta@tetratech.com, or fax to C. Iraheta at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code "COP Uganda" in the subject line. Only candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD, is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.


Closing Date: Monday, 02 January 2012

Finance, Business Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Finance and Operations Manager, Kampala
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2011

* Overall responsibility: Manage all financial processes of IPA Africa and lead the office operationally

Reports to: Managing Director, IPA Africa Ltd.
* Specific duties/ responsibilities: IPA Operational & Legal
* Maintain a functional IPA Africa office in Kampala, including the HR and administrative requirements imposed by Uganda Commercial Law
* Support Managing Director in recruitment processes and in management of IPA Africa staff
* Advice Managing Director on labour law, and other legal processes
* Take care of all legal registration requirements of IPA Africa

IPA Finance
* Keeping financial records and file VAT and other tax declarations as per legal requirements
* Coordinate with tax advisors and auditors to optimize financial results of IPA and IPA Group
* Prepare monthly expenditure and income accounts
* Provide monthly narrative financial and operational reports to the Directors of IPA Africa
* Ensure petty cash compliance and take care of all supplier/ consultant payments
* Set up of financial systems in other African IPA offices when needed
* Prepare and follow up all IPA Africa and related invoicing to clients, including debt collection when needed
* Prepare and execute salary payment and PAYE

Commercial
* Support in preparation of commercial tenders to clients for agency, supply and consulting tenders,
* Approve final tenders to clients prepared by IPA employees
* Check and approve all financial transactions for agency and supply

Project support
* Set up financial systems for all IPA Africa projects and agency clients (in applicable country when needed)
* Set up and maintain profitability tracking of projects/ clients
* Carry final responsibility of a proper financial quotation and order filing system meeting IPA corporate requirements

Requested qualifications:
* Master degree in Finance or Business Administration at internationally recognized University
* Fluent in English, knowledge of other languages like French appreciated
* Experience in Uganda required, especially working with tax declarations, tax advisors and auditing
* Experience in international/ European finance required
* Experience in trade and/ or consulting companies requested
* At least 6 years working experience in some of the fields above
* Experience in and availability to travel to Europe and in Africa
* Culturally open and flexible
* Excellent team worker
* Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
* Computer literate (MSOffice, Excel, Access, financial packages)

Term of employment - Depending on experience of the candidate, a fixed term or indefinite contract will be offered, 3 month probation period - Part time employment optional, depending on skill set - 24 days of holidays on a yearly basis, in addition to Ugandan public holidays and proven sick leave days - Salary and benefits competitive, but depending on experience/ proven skill

The Employee shall carry out his duties with due diligence and efficiency, and shall exercise such skill and care in the performance of the overall responsibilities as is consistent with recognized professional standards.

The Employee shall act at all times so as to protect and promote IPA Africa's interests and the interest of their clients, and shall take all reasonable steps to keep all expenses to a minimum and consistent with sound professional practices.

Background IPA Since its' founding in 1981 International Procurement Agency has become one of the leading organizations in providing superior supply, procurement and related consultancy services as well as emergency response to principals in all parts of the developing world. IPA works on a strictly independent basis and is not related to any governmental or development organizations. The focus is on public procurement and supply chain in developing countries and emergency situations. Since March 2009 the IPA Group has opened an office in East Africa. IPA Africa Ltd is registered as a limited liability company in Uganda. The IPA Group established this office to serve the growing need for professional and high standard quality procurement and supply services on the African Continent. The African sister company works together with the IPA Group to fulfil the needs of its clients and has gathered significant experience in both local and international procurement over the last 2 years. The local representation in Africa assists IPA to work very closely with the local NGOs, development organizations, UN agencies and governmental organizations and their suppliers, which adds value to IPA clients in the region. The vision of IPA Africa is to grow in the field of supply chain and procurement services and to become the leader in the region. Moreover, the company aims at improving procurement and supply chain practices in the region by building capacity both of its clients, its national employees and the local partners and suppliers. Most of IPA's clients are public organizations, like NGOs, Finance Institutions, World Bank, National Governments and related institutions and United Nations. IPA Africa Ltd currently has proposals for procurement audits and supply chain consultancy work outstanding in several African countries, such as Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Malawi, Zambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and expects to be expanding its network soon.

Because of the fast growth of the company, the Managing Director IPA Africa is in need to hand over a large part of her responsibilities to an extremely reliable manager, to allow her to focus on business development and quality assurance of projects.

Further, the IPA Africa team exists of a procurement manager, procurement assistants, a project coordinator and an admin assistant. Work will be executed in close cooperation with other companies in the IPA group.

For more information about IPA, please visit our IPA Group website: www.ipa-bv.nl

How to apply:

A complete application includes a short motivation letter, a CV detailing relevant past working experience, and includes 3 references.

Please limit the size of your application to a maximum of 1MB No other documentation such as certificates/ diplomas are required at this stage.

Please contact IPA Africa directly via hr@ipaafrica.com for your application or for more details, indicating the job title in the title of the email.



Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2011

Jobs at Visions in Action in Uganda

Job Title: Program Development Officer, Uganda
Closing Date: Sunday, 01 January 2012

Position from Late December/Early January through the end of June

Overview of Position: The Program Development Officer (International Supported Volunteer) will be based in Gulu, with some travel to Kampala, and will be responsible for securing grants and sub-granting opportunities from donor agencies and other international NGO's. The PDO will be expected to meet fundraising targets for grant and sub-granting opportunities for our Uganda program in the areas of education, HIV/AIDS, and food security from US Government, UN, and European donors as well as larger international NGO's. Strong networking skills and evidence of past initiative-taking required. Ideal for a candidate who enjoys working independently and setting ambitious goals.

Responsibilities:

Program Development:

* Coordinate partnerships and logistics for current Education Project involving book distribution to schools in the Gulu district
* Create new programs by assessing needs in Uganda, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS (primary emphasis) and also education and food security.
* Liaise with other NGOs, donors and the government on a daily basis, design programs and/or negotiate sub-granting opportunities with selected donors and NGO's for funded relief and development programs.
* Write and submit proposals with guidance from the head office to donors with the expectation that several proposed programs will receive donor support.
* Attend program meetings with the international donor & NGO community, including attendance at monthly meetings sponsored UN OCHA and the Ministries of Health and Education in both Kampala and Gulu
* Report to the U.S. office by email on a daily basis, and compile written reports of program development activities each month, due by the 10th of the following month.
* Post involves constant networking, research and writing.
* Complete Financial Reports and Timesheets monthly

Program Management:
* Work with staff and volunteers in Gulu to establish a fee for service health clinic providing HIV testing and other services
* Liaise with local NGO's to cultivate new opportunities and maintain current relationships for volunteer program placement
* Update and upkeep NGO Guide; arrange placements for incoming volunteers
* Organize orientation for incoming classic volunteer every 6 months
* Tend to volunteer issues and remain in contact with volunteer placement organizations

Financial Management
* Operate checking account
* Track Petty Cash Disbursements
* Complete Monthly Financial Reports in Excel, due the 7th of each month

House & Assets Management
* Rent out rooms to 2-5 tenants in the Gulu house to earn operating income
* Rent out vehicles and motorbikes to donors and NGOs to earn operating income
* Liaise with Landlord and make requests for repairs, including financial bids
* Assure security for assets in Gulu, managing the security guards

Transportation Local transport using shared taxis (matatus) or boda-bodas is the norm. Occasional use of personal taxis (special hires) is allowed within reason. Use of VIA vehicles is allowed by permission on a case by case basis with a qualified driver for proposal assessments outside of Gulu town. SVs are not allowed to drive VIA vehicles. Travel from Kampala to Gulu is done by public bus or a shared ride with another NGO.

Qualifications:
* University Degree or equivalent required. Masters Degree Preferred
* Experience in nonprofit setting and/or international NGO setting required.
* Previous experience researching, developing & writing program proposals preferred.
* Must have excellent communication skills and be willing to take initiative and network in country and work in and travel to challenging rural environment, gather data and develop needed programs. Must have a fundraising and grassroots mindset, and be willing to accomplish program development objectives within budget.

Part of the Evaluation Process will be determined on the size of grants the applicant has brought in: A Brought in a major grant, $250,000+ B Brought in a midsized grant, $100,000-250,000 C Brought in a small grant, $25,000-100,000 D Brought in a tiny grant, $10,000-24,999 F Failed to bring in any grant

Background: Visions in Action is an international NGO based in Washington DC which works in relief and development in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia and Mexico. During the past 22 years, over 700 volunteers have served for periods of 6-12 months in the areas of food security, education, human rights, communications, public health, micro-enterprise, social work and community development. Visions in Action has implemented development and relief programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, education, youth development, and food security in several African countries.

Compensation: This is an International Supported Volunteer position. SV's receive US$250 monthly living stipend, basic medical insurance and accommodation in the VIA Guesthouse in Gulu.

Supported Volunteers are responsible for their airfare to and from Uganda.

How to apply:

Please forward your CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to jobs@visionsinaction.org


Closing Date: Sunday, 01 January 2012

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