Finance Associate Job Vacancy at UNDP Uganda

Job Title: FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 13-Jan-12
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : GS-7
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Feb-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
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Background
The UN Women (UNW), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UNW will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Country Office in Uganda, focuses on addressing issues of women’s poverty, violence against women (VAW) and governance in post conflict situation and in peace through initiating and supporting mechanisms and processes that call for accountability of duty bearers to the principles of gender equality and women’s Human rights; contributing to the increase of women’s security in both the private and public sphere; and providing concrete support to women’s organizations and networks.
The Finance Associate reports to the UN Women Representative for guidance and supervision and is responsible for managing and supervising the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes in Country Programme Office (CPO), ensuring timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules, regulations, policies, procedures and approved allocations. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations, standard practices and guidelines.

The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations Manager of the Regional/Sub-Regional Office as well as with the operations programme and project teams in UN Women Headquarters for solving complex finance-related issues and information delivery.



Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and implementation of program and operational financial services:

* Review and verify financial transactions/activities/documentation for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness and ensure full compliance of financial services and transactions with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and recording and reporting systems. Certify transactions for accuracy and propriety prior to submission to the supervisor for approval and/or action.
* Analyze/interpret the financial rules and regulations, as well as established policies and procedures, and provide advice and recommend solutions to a wide range of financial issues.
* Review drafts for cost sharing and Trust Fund agreements including conditions of contributions within resource mobilization efforts. Follow up on contributions within the CPO resource mobilization efforts.
* Monitor and implement an effective and proper functioning of the financial resources management system.
* Manage the financial business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in finance, in consultation with the supervisor.
* Monitor the financial status and implement control mechanisms for management/development projects and keep stakeholders and clients informed for timely actions/decisions. Review status reports for quality control.
* Recommend and/or implement cost saving and reduction strategies, in consultation with the office management.
* Monitor financial exceptions report for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions.
* Follow-up and/or take action on audit recommendations to ensure implementation of corrective actions. Assist in reviewing the audit reports on NGO executed projects
* Supervise and guide staff and personnel under his/her responsibility, as applicable, provide technical guidance and monitor performance to ensure delivery of results according to plans and standards of accountability and performance.

Support to management of the CPO program, preparation and administration of budgets:

* Collect, verify and present thoroughly researched information and data for use in the planning of financial resources and the formulation of country program work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities.
* Input data in Atlas for new grants in the form of Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and monitor status. Keep stakeholders and clients informed for timely action and/or decisions.
* Contribute to office budget planning and preparation by presenting thoroughly researched information for planning of financial resources of the CPO, including reports containing an analysis of the office’s financial situation (expenditures versus budget allocations).
* Provide information/guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects. Keep track of the appropriate and timely use of financial resources.
* Verify accuracy of Combined/Programme Delivery Reports and One UN Financial Reports as applicable. Take appropriate action to ensure accuracy of information.
* Provide information for the audit of projects and implementation of audit recommendations.
* Implement control mechanism for development projects through monitoring budgets preparation and modifications and budgetary status. Track and report on program and operational financial resources.
* Prepare accurate and timely mandated financial reports to donors and other clients and stakeholders.
* Prepare timely cost recovery documents for the services provided by UNW to non-core programmes by core programme resources or to prepare bills to services provided to other organizations for reimbursement. Elaborate and implement the income tracking system and follow-up on cost recovery.

Accounting services and administrative support:

* Review and verify accuracy and relevancy of the supporting documents for payments and prepare financial reports. Prepare PO and non-PO vouchers for development projects.
* Maintain internal expenditures control systems to ensure that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas, payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs and other entitlements are duly processed.
* Review accounts receivables for UN Women projects and follow-up with project managers and finance section at headquarters on contributions, deposits creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items.
* Maintain up to date and accurate data in Atlas and take timely corrective actions on erroneous data.
* Maintain proper follow up of advances to implementing partners, review their financial reports together with project managers and be fully satisfied before making next installment.
* Draft financial reports for donors in accordance with donor requirements, UN Women procedures and in conjunction with project managers.
* Associate revenue and expenditure in commitment control for non core projects.
* Manage petty cash fund, cash imprest level and other temporary GL accounts, ensuring accuracy and transparency in use and reporting.
* Undertake timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions and unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
* Prepare timely VAT reimbursements with adequate documentation support.
* Ensure all supporting documents on financial transactions are secured and properly filed.
* Acts as vendor approver.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing :

* Contribute to training initiatives on financial processes by conducting training and/or organizing training events and activities.
* Capture, synthesize and/or codify lessons learned and best practices in financial management and services. Disseminate to clients and stakeholders as appropriate to build capacity and knowledge.
* Design and/or introduce innovations in financial business operational practices and management.

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

* Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
* Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

* Ethics and Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity
* Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
* Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring: Self-development, initiative-taking.
* Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
* Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
* Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control
* Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements
* Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others

Functional Competencies:

* Excellent analytical skills and results orientation
* Client oriented approach to work
* Skills to manage relationships and communicate
* Thorough knowledge of financial rules and regulations and accounting principles.
* Excellent knowledge and application skills of IT tools and management systems
* Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems


Required Skills and Experience
Education:

* Completion of Secondary Education is required. Specialized national or international certification in accounting and finance would be an asset.
* First University Degree in Business or Public Administration or Social Sciences desirable but not required.

Experience:

* Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience is required in financial management and administration, in a large corporation or organization is required.
* Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language:

* Written and oral proficiency in English

How to Apply:

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=27160

Deadline : 13-Jan-12

Programme Assistant Jobs at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: Programme Assistant
Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 13-Jan-12
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : GS-5
Languages Required :
English
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment : One Year (Renewable)
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Background

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Programme Assistant supports the Management Support Unit (MSU) in facilitating the implementation of the Country Programme Document (CPD), and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), with its associated projects and programmes. The main role of the M&E Programme Assistant is to ensure the optimal support function of the MST in substantive and financial monitoring of the CPAP programmes including effective monitoring of implementation. The Programme Assistant supports the team in strategic planning and identification of new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.

The Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations team in the CO, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.

NOTE: PREVIOUS CANDIDATES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REAPPLY

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

* Support to the effective monitoring and application of lessons learned for support to the strategic direction of UNDP programme.
* Support to the MSU through the provision of detailed information of the status of implementation of CO programme and facilitates the supervision of the Management Support Programme team.
* Facilitates and supports strategic partnerships and resource mobilization.
* Supports and assists in the provision of top quality M&E policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

1. The Programme Assistant supports the strategic direction of UNDP M&E programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Facilitates and assists in the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of the monitoring and Evaluation frameworks of the CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, AWP and other related documents.
* Supports the identification of strategic effective evaluation strategies for the programme .
* Support the operationalization of UNDAF/CPD monitoring and evaluation process in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Facilitates the Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
* Assists and supports the analysis and presentation of UNDP M&E policies and their implementation in the CO.
* Supports the CO M&E process mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.


2. Ensures effective support to the management of the CO M&E programme and focusing on supporting quality control of the M&E process of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:

* Supports the effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
* Supports the design and formulation of CO M&E programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
* Supports the strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
* Supports the effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
* Supports the implementation, in association with participating UN agencies, the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT), follow up on audit recommendations. And ensure that all exceptions are timely reported.
* Assists in ensuring that reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes.
* Supports the organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.
* Assists in ensuring the preparation of lessons learned reports from the monitoring and evaluation processes

3. Facilitates the establishment and maintenance of strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Support the Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies through effective, high quality and timely financial and substantive reports on cost sharing resources and their programming to achieve programme outcomes.
* Supports the creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
* Assists in the determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP and lessons learned from M&E processes, country needs and donors’ priorities.
* Assists in the analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

4. Supports the provision of top quality M&E advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Supports the identification of sources of information related to M&E and policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
* Assists and facilitates the coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country’s problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
* Supports the establishment of M&E advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact M&E advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
* Supports the provision of CO sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
* Supports and facilitates the organization of training programmes for the operations/ projects staff on Finance and M&E processes.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.



Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
* Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
* Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

* Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
* Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

* Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
* Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
* Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery.
* Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
* Good ICT skills, knowledge of Atlas.
* Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

* Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
* Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.



Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Post Secondary Education and preferably with Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
* Prince2 Training and Certification, RMG.

Experience:

* 5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing management support, hands-on experience in supporting programme teams implementing development projects and supporting establishment of inter-relationships among international and national governments.
* Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in written and spoken English.
* Fluency in the national language of the duty station.

How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=22223

Deadline: 13th January 2012

Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- Driver

Job Title: DRIVER-
Location : Gulu, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 13-Jan-12
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-2
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 20-Feb-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
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Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Local Security Assistant, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.


Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other related goods and supplies in/out of Kampala under the authorization of the supervisor.
* Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
* Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
* Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.
* Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s Mission, Vision and Values
* Displays culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

* Sharing knowledge and experience.
* Provide helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

* Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs
* Demonstrate excellent knowledge of protocol
* Demonstrate excellent knowledge of security issues.

Leadership and Self-Management:

* Focus on results for the client
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive construction attitude.
* Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
* Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

* 2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in English.
* Knowledge of local languages of Acholi would be an asset.


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=27258

Deadline: 13th January 2012

FINCA International Jobs in Uganda- Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager, FINCA Uganda
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 839
# of openings: 1
Description

FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 800,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East.

FINCA International is looking for Marketing Manager (MM) for FINCA Uganda, to be based in Kampala. The MM will be responsible for designing and implementing the marketing plan in line with the strategic plan. S/he will carry out marketing research to capture market needs and suggest areas of improvement. In particular, implement the customer satisfaction measurement process and monitor this on a monthly basis. S/he will research and analyze the local market to understand key business drivers, influences, and competitor activity. S/he will ascertain that clear sales targets and goals are set for the staff and that resources are available to achieve the targets in line with the sales & marketing strategy. S/he will manage and supervise the Human Resources of the department, foster the development of a working environment of high ethical standards and high morale, respect, trust, understanding and cooperation among staff as per the Human Resources management manual. S/he will maintain constant communication with the regional staff and ensure clients’ concerns are addressed in line with the communication policy. The final objective of the MM’s activities is to support field staff in maximizing FINCA affiliate’s outreach to the target group in a sustainable and profitable way.

Ideal profile:



* Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from a recognized University, Master’s degree desirable or equivalent work experience,
* Five years relevant experience, with at least two years experience at managerial level or other supervisory capacity,
* Experience in micro-finance, commercial banking, or telecommunication is highly recommended,
* Fluency in English and local language,
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking ability,
* Excellent sales skills, negotiation skills, and presentation skills,
* Excellent analytical skills and organizational skills,
* Excellent Computer literacy,
* Knowledge of systems and tools, including statistical software, for collecting and analyzing market information is preferred,
* Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines,
* Availability domestic travel (up to 30%).

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=839

Deadline: 5th January 2012

Manager Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda

Job Title: IS Manager, FINCA Uganda
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 859
# of openings: 1
Description
FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 800,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is currently looking for an Information Systems (IS) Manager, to be based in Kampala, Uganda. The IS Manager reports to the Country Director. The IS Manager is in charge of leading a function whose key responsibility is to facilitate alignment of FINCA’s technology with its operational vision based on the information systems strategy, by putting in place information systems which provide business advantage and increase operating efficiency in serving the FINCA’s clientele.

The responsibilities of this position are:
- Review the information systems strategy and advise changes in the light of changes in FINCA operations and external environment,

- Planning and co-ordination of all information systems development projects to support the achievement of FINCA business strategy,

- Oversee timely implementation of information systems projects focused on efficient information exchange within FINCA and delivery of customer services,

- Carry out routine reviews of the core banking system to ensure optimum interactions between the system and users,

- Overall review of the effectiveness of the system and in charge of quality assurance,

- Evaluate developments in the banking industry to ensure that the FINCA core banking system provides state-of-the-art business solutions to users,

- Plan and design disaster recovery plans for the FINCA information systems,

- Overall responsible for designing the information security policy covering information system applications and infrastructure,

- Undertake a review of the branch network connectivity to establish the operating level,

- Coach and mentor staff on information systems development at the country level,

- Carry out annual appraisal of performance and make recommendations on staff training.



Ideal profile:

- University Degree in computer science or equivalent,

- Oracle database management and administration,

- Minimum 5-years experience in an IT position in a reputable financial services organization,

- Knowledge of banking regulatory/compliance framework, information systems policies and practice,

- Experience with Windows OS, server configuration and maintenance, networking, and Windows-based scripting languages, and some familiarity with Unix/Linux,

- Experience with more than one operating system / multi sites,

- Strong business (as opposed to technical) performance orientation,

- Excellent project management skills,

- Ability to anticipate problems and proactively takes measures to control or minimize them,

- Ability to network and create positive, mutually co-operative relationships with internal customers,

- Innovation and creativity, ability to translate business needs into technical solutions,

- Energy, determination and flexibility, ability to set realistic, aggressive targets, leads by example, empowers staff, actively displays and rewards target behaviors,

- High level of confidentiality required,

- Fluency in English required

- Some domestic travel (up to 30%).


FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=859

Deadline: 5th January 2012

FINCA International Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), FINCA Uganda
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 869
# of openings: 1
Description
Currently FINCA International is looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for FINCA Uganda, based in Kampala. The CFO is directly responsible for managing all finance and accounting activities of FINCA Uganda, and supervises its entire financial staff. S/he will ensure that the finance activities will support FINCA Uganda in pursuing its mission with a minimum of risk and a maximum of efficiency. As a member of the Management Team/Board, s/he shares responsibility for the overall performance and activities of FINCA Uganda, and participates in making decisions on material issues.

Ideal profile:
- Degree in Accounting with CPA/ACCA or Chartered Accountancy equivalent required, Master’s Degree is preferred,
- Minimum experience of 5 years,
- International experience desirable, exposure working in the region an asset,
- Extensive experience in best-practice financial management of a company, desirably a bank or other regulated financial institution, experience working for the big 4 audit firms an asset,
- Financial analysis-long/med/short term financial planning,
- Experience working with US GAAP or IAS,
- Demonstrated abilities in budget preparation and management and general ledger management,
- Treasury management,
- Thorough understanding of operational risk of a financial institution,
- Proficient in MS Office suite, good understanding of IT issues and the role and possibilities of IT in financial management, familiarity with implementing and working with complex integrated management information and accounting systems (including database management),
- Fluency in English.

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=869

Deadline: 5th January 2012

Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO), Uganda
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 803
# of openings: 1
Description

FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 800,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is looking for Chief Operating Officer (COO) for FINCA Uganda, to be based in Kampala. The COO is responsible for directing and daily management of a FINCA affiliate’s complete cycle of crediting activities and related operations, including staffing, products, and procedures. S/he will ensure that the FINCA affiliate will offer maximally competitive credit products that support outreach maximization under the condition of profitability; that these products are implemented in a most efficient, client-friendly, safe, and professional manner; and that the FINCA affiliate has credit staff (loan officers, credit management staff, credit back office staff and other) in adequate numbers and with excellent skills. The final objective of the COO’s activities is to maximize FINCA affiliate’s outreach to the target group in a sustainable and profitable way. As a member of the Management Team, s/he shares responsibility for the overall performance and activities of the FINCA affiliate, and participates in making decisions on material issues.


Ideal profile:

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration required, Master’s degree desirable or equivalent work experience,

- 4-year experience minimum in banking or microfinance as a director of operations or as branch manager of a significant branch, previous extensive experience of the management of a microfinance portfolio an asset,

- Experience in developing and implementing strategic/operational plans for financial institutions,

- Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills,

- High level of customer service and strong willingness to work in the field,

- Strong business management and negotiation skills,

- Experience managing and motivating a large staff,

- Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills,

- Excellent technical report writing skills and computer literacy,

- Fluency in English required,

- Availability domestic travel (up to 30%), and international travel (10%).

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=803

Deadline: 6th January 2012

Health Jobs in Uganda at Mityana Distict

Job Title: Assistant District health Officer (Maternal Child Health/ Nursing)

Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Bachelors of public health Nursing from a recognized university or institution with post graduate diploma in health services
• Management qualification or related management qualifications from a recognized institution or Double trained Nursing with a Masters Degree in public health or equivalent Health management qualification.
• In addition, you must be registered with Uganda nurses and Midwives Council. Masters degree in Nursing, public Health or public administration and management is an added advantage

Experience:
• At least 6 years working experience in Nursing practice three of which should have been in senior health service management position

How to Apply:
Applications are invited for vacant posts: applications with 3 recent passport photographs should be filled in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (2008) and submitted to the secretary, Mityana District Service Commission, P.O Box 332, Mityana to be received before 5: 00pm 10/01/2012. District service
Commission does not charge applicants any fee. Detailed Job descriptions are on the district notice Board.

Deadline: 10/ January 2012

District Jobs in Uganda- Senior Planner

Job Title: Senior Planner U3 (1 Vacancy)
Qualifications:
• An Honors Bachelors degree in Economics from a recognized university or institution;
• a postgraduate Diploma in planning and Management from a recognized institution.

Experience
• must have experience of 3 years working in the area of planning in the public or reputable organization


How to Apply:
Applications are invited for vacant posts: applications with 3 recent passport photographs should be filled in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (2008) and submitted to the secretary, Mityana District Service Commission, P.O Box 332, Mityana to be received before 5: 00pm 10/01/2012. District service
Commission does not charge applicants any fee. Detailed Job descriptions are on the district notice Board.

Deadline: 10/ January/ 2012

Jobs at District Service Commission Mityana Uganda

Job Title: Driver
Qualifications:
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a pass in English Language and a valid Driving permit of class C or D


Job Title: Office Typist U7 ( 2 Vacancies)
Qualifications:
Ordinary level certificate with at least two credits including English language and three passes plus a UNEB Certificate or diploma in secretarial studies or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution with the following subjects
i. Business Communication Stage 1
ii. Type writing stage 11 (40 wpm), iii. Office Practice stage 1, iV. Computer skills using word processing

How to Apply:
Applications are invited for vacant posts: applications with 3 recent passport photographs should be filled in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (2008) and submitted to the secretary, Mityana District Service Commission, P.O Box 332, Mityana to be received before 5: 00pm 10/01/2012. District service
Commission does not charge applicants any fee. Detailed Job descriptions are on the district notice Board.

Deadline: 10/ January/ 2012

US Embassy Jobs in Uganda- Customer Representative

Job title: Customer Service Representative
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 078/2011 Date: 12/27/2011

OPEN TO: Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans, All Agencies
POSITION: Customer Service Representative; FP-7
OPENING DATE: December 27, 2011
CLOSING DATE: January 09, 2012
WORK HOURS: 20 hours per week

NOTE: ONLY APPOINTMENT ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS AND U.S. VETERANS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Customer Service Representative."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent serves as the manager of the ICASS Customer Service Center (ICSC) and ensures that management sub-sections meet standards in the delivery of ICASS services to customers. The ICSC is US Mission Uganda's "one-stop shop" at the Chancery location for all ICASS Services, in particular General Services (GSO). Incumbent reports to the Supervisory General Services Officer and is reviewed by the Management Officer.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of two years of post secondary education/university studies is required.
2. Work Experience required: Two years general office experience in customer-focused work environment is required.
3. Language required: Level IV English speaking and writing ability is required.

4. Knowledge required: General administrative and office procedures. Knowledge of the operation of ICASS, management practices and a general understanding of USG organizational structure, including the ability to appreciate political nuances and cultural sensitivities.
5. Skills and Abilities: Excellent drafting skills (English), strong interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills required. Must demonstrate expertise in customer-focused management, including sound judgment and creative problem-solving in addressing issues varying in volume, scope, and complexity. Ability to remain tactful and professional at all times. Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and be able to juggle dozens of different, often time-sensitive tasks in a variety of specialized areas. Level 1 Typing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required.

SELECTION PROCESS

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews. The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov


CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: January 09, 2012

Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs at US Embassy Uganda

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (HIV/AIDS)
Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission, Uganda


Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertised)


Number:075/2011 Date: 12/15/2011


OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

OPENING DATE: December 15, 2011 until filled

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

POSITION TITLE: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (HIV/AIDS)

POSITION LOCATION: USAID, SO8 Office

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ugshs. 54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified individual to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation. Those who already submitted their applications need not re-apply.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Provides the Health, HIV/AIDS and Education Team with support in the monitoring, evaluation, and impact analysis of USAID-administered U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other programs at USAID/Uganda. Ensures that USAID Mission in Uganda complies with all PEPFAR and Agency requirements for performance monitoring and evaluation, and serves as a Team Specialist in all questions pertaining to evaluation, monitoring, program review, data collection and analysis and other strategic information exercises relating to HIV/AIDS programs/projects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education Required: A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to development assistance, such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, development studies, public or business administration, statistics, sociology, or a closely related field, is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

2. Work Experience: A minimum of seven years experience related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting of HIV/AIDS is required for holders of a Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of four years’ experience is required for those with a Master’s degree. Experience with managing for results activities such as leading teams that include senior staff at the level of Team Leaders to develop results frameworks, developing performance indicators, developing performance management plans, conducting baseline and evaluation studies and reporting results is required. Experience conceptualizing and managing research, data analysis and disseminating research findings is required. Prior work with U.S. Government or other donor-funded projects is an added advantage.
3. Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English language.
4. Knowledge: Working knowledge of technical and programmatic aspects of HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR reporting is required.

5. Skills and Abilities: Must possess strong interpersonal skills and team-building skills. Computer literacy in word processing using Microsoft and spreadsheets is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;

(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;

(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 5th January 2012

US Embassy Jobs in uganda

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Vacancy Announcement

Re-Advertised

Number: 073/2011 Date: 12/15/2011

OPEN TO: All Qualified Locally Employed Staff

POSITION: Administrative Assistant
OPENING DATE: December 15, 2011
CLOSING DATE: December 28, 2011
WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/ week
POSITION GRADE: FP-8, FSN 06

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Financial Management Section."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves as the principal administrative position for the Financial Management Center (FMC). Performs customer service role, maintains accounts receivables invoicing and collection system, manages incoming and outgoing mail and general supplies, assists with VAT vouchers, processes time and attendance records and provides other clerical support to the FMC team and, in particular, the FMO.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of two years college studies (diploma) in liberal arts, international studies, business administration or public administration is required.
2. Work Experience: Three years of experience in secretarial, administrative or financial clerical is required.
3. Language Requirement: Level III English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) is required.
4. Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of office administrative practices and procedures is required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to provide excellent customer service, interact with tact with all levels of Mission personnel, work in a pressurized environment, meet deadlines, and competently use the Microsoft Office Suite applications. Must have good working speed and accuracy using computer keyboard.
SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference



SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

CLOSING DATE: December 28, 2011

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