Jobs at Plan International in Uganda- Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment



Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment Project based in Lira (1 position)

Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit competent persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment Project based in Lira (1 position)

Background to the Menstrual Hygiene Management

Plan Uganda in partnership with AFRIpads, Plan Australia and Plan Netherlands are implementing a four year project on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Tororo and Lira districts. The project seeks to address the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) needs of Ugandan school girls and women and to develop models for working with Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) to create awareness and increase access to affordable reusable sanitary pads, while at the same time presenting income generation opportunities for women.

Major Responsibilities /Key result areas

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following:

    Develop and periodically review a 3-year project implementation plan, annual plans, and quarterly plans for effective project implementation and budget management.
    Lead the technical design of project interventions, development of technical guidance and tools with adequate consultation and participation of relevant stakeholders.
    Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practice to stakeholders
    Monitor project progress, develop and submit quality and timely reports to donors and key project stakeholders in line with respective requirements
    Represent Plan Uganda and the project at relevant livelihood related events/fora to ensure Plan is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor
    Coordinate and supervise partnerships to ensure timely and quality delivery of the project
    Ensure Plans’ Child Protection Policy and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.

Required Competencies

    A Degree in agriculture or agribusiness, development studies, economics, business administration, entrepreneurship.
    At least 5 years experience with a minimum of three years experience in implementing livelihood projects for young people preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization in post-conflict environment
    Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of gender concerns in livelihood interventions.
    At least three years prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
    Knowledge of the dynamics in agriculture value chains, microfinance and psychosocial support systems, and group formation and development.
    Experience working in a post conflict recovery situation is an added advantage
    Promotes high performance among project staff and provides vision and direction
    Establishes effective partnerships with external organisations
    Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
    Excellent project management and team leadership skills
    Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
    Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
    Knowledge of Langi will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates should submit a letter of application together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of academic documents including relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references, plus salary history, to the undersigned not later than 12th August, 2012.
The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda, Email: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
As a child centered development organisation, we ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 10th September, 2012 then the application was unsuccessful


Deadline: 12th Aug 2012



Jobs at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Uganda

Job Title: Business Development Manager

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Job Description

Reports to : Business Development Manager-ACCA Uganda

Business/Function : Employers and Members

Department Location: ACCA Uganda

Job Purpose

The business relations officer is responsible for executing the ACCA Uganda members’ and employers’ development strategy.

Organisation

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with the largest number of students and members outside its home country of all accountancy bodies.

Principal Accountabilities

Employer Relationships

    Support the design and implementation of an effective employer relationship programme in Uganda including undertaking relevant research and development
    Proactively promote the ACCA Approved employer scheme to employers in all key economic sectors in Uganda and ensure^more employers meeting the benchmarks obtain the Approved Employer status .

Member Engagement

    Undertake proactive initiatives to improve conversion rates for affiliates to become ACCA members, where required
    Design and implement an effective programme of engagement with ACCA members in Uganda
    Collaborate with other Corporate / Member Services Executives in Africa via Webex, e mail, internet network forums to undertake research, share experiences and expertise on member initiatives
    Manage the organisation and smooth running of all CPD events including sourcing and supporting presenters, follow up and complete plans and ensure budgetary parameters are met
    Liaise with the technical manager of the local institute and other national accounting and IFAC member bodies regarding joint CPD events. dhdt

Operational duties

    Preparing draft departmental plans and budgets for review and approval by the country manager – ACCA Uganda
    Monitor departmental income and expenditure ensuring good financial management within the designated budget and preparing monthly financial and departmental reports for submission to the country manager
    Develop and maintain ACCA Uganda country website in collaboration with Head office in London. yhhj

Network Panel & Ambassador initiatives

Ensure that:

    The Members Network Panel, ACCA Ambassadors’ initiative and other such committees as may be appointed, are provided with effective administrative support for their activities and meetings
    The proceedings of the Panel and its sub committees are correctly recorded and that its decisions are conveyed to those concerned and where appropriate, are implemented expeditiously
    The Network Panel’s AGM and elections are organised as stipulated by the constitution and members are notified of newly elected network panel members
    Organise all network panel activities and events as agreed by the network panel from time to time

Person Specification:

    Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Customer Service, Marketing or Business Administration or any related commercial qualification from a reputable and recognised university or college
    Have at least 3 years experience in a business relationship/ business development or marketing role gained in a customer focused environment and possess proven and effective long term relationships skills with a wide range of stakeholders
    Dynamic, ability to multi-task, work in a team, underpressure and own initiative, and to close a sale
    Demonstrate a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing initiatives and/or business plans within a defined budget and resources
    Possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and with a proven ability to present to high level stakeholders in a confident and mature manner
    Strong market research and analytical skills and an ability to prepare concise reports on research findings
    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively manage internal and external customers
    Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Word (particularly mail merge functions), Excel, Outlook, Power point, Access

How to Apply

Please send application and CV to info@ug.accaglobal.com or hand deliver to ACCA, Upper Podium Floor, Jubilee Insurance Building, Parliament Avenue not later than Friday 10 August 2012.


Deadline: 10th Aug 2012



Administrative Secretary Jobs at SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Secretary

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda


Administrative Secretary (Hermann Gmeiner Primary School Gulu).

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non government organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation that provides children at risk of losing parental care with a permanent home and educational opportunities. We run two major programmes i.e Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and Fort Portal – Kabarole district. SOS subscribes to a child protection policy.

We invite applications for the following vacancies at the Newly established SOS Herman Gmeiner Primary School Gulu

Administrative Secretary (Hermann Gmeiner Primary School Gulu).

We seek to recruit a socially stable & dynamic gentle man/lady to provide administrative support to the school and manage the front office, ensuring high standards of efficiency and organization. He/she will take charge of typing school exams, tests and pupil’s homework. Prepare minutes of meetings and coordinate all school activities & administrative functions. This position will be under the supervision of the head teacher.

Minimum Requirements:

The ideal candidate should be aged between 26 – 35 years with a diploma/ university degree in secretarial studies, Public administration, Social Work & Social administration or an equivalent.

Good communications skills and relevant experience of at least 2-4 years in office practice and school administration are essential.

Excellent skills in usage of Risography or Rexrotary printer machine with good practical skills in computer. Knowledge of basic accounts will be of an added advantage.

The ideal candidate should be able to meet deadlines and work under minimal supervision.


How to Apply
Application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vita, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510,
Kampala OR
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe road. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 10th August 2012. Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 10th Aug 2012


Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda - Country Director

Job Title: Country Director, Kampala
Closing Date: Saturday, 11 August 2012

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

The Country Director (CD) will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the country program. The CD is responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team. Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director will work closely with, and receive support from regional and headquarters program technical units, safety and security services, regional finance and operations staff. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Local Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Management

    Working closely with the Regional Director, and regional team, develop a strategic direction and plan for the country program
    Ensure that structures and systems are in compliance with IRC standards, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country program

    Program Quality & Development
    Develop program strategies in accordance with IRCs mission and program framework
    Ensure the consistent use of well managed assessment, design and proposal development processes
    Promote a team approach and positive learning environment utilizing headquarters, country program and operations staff and partners to consistently enhance the quality of design and implementation

    Key Partner & Donor Relations
    Develop IRC as a partner of choice for major local and international donors
    Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives
    Maintain and expand participation with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy and coordinating bodies

    Fundraising and Budget Management
    Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and lead required donor negotiations
    Monitor and identify appropriate sources for match fund requirements and coverage of funding gaps
    Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels
    Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds

    Security & Operations Management
    In coordination with the Regional Security Advisor ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the IRC security protocols and procedures
    Working with country senior management team ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policy and procedures to ensure constant compliance with IRC and donor policies across the program
    Promote coordination and teamwork between program and operations staff to improve quality of proposal submissions and program delivery

    Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention
    Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function
    Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning

    Requirements:
    Graduate degree in relevant field;
    At least eight years of international work experience covering both emergency and post-conflict development programming;
    Experience in the region preferred;
    Extensive program development and fund raising experience, prior experience with European, US and international donors;
    Strong human resource management skills;
    Previous budget and fiscal oversight responsibilities;
    A keen understanding of political complexities in the region, as they relate to post conflict recovery ;
    Ability to work and live in a complex environment;
    Demonstrated success in managing projects preferred;

How to apply:

Please apply at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8213


Deadline: 11th Aug 2012


Procurement Auditor Jobs at International Procurement Agency Africa Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Auditor (Local and International) - Uganda, , , Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 09 August 2012

IPA Africa Ltd. is currently expanding and securing new contracts in a range of fields, which is why we are looking for International and local specialists in the following area:

    Procurement auditing

    Assignments may range from 2-18 months, depending on the contract granted.

    Requirements:
    Minimum 5 years (preferably > 10) of experience in procurement auditing
    Auditing experience in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and/ or Zambia
    Masters' degree from an Internationally Recognized University in a relevant field (minimum qualification)
    Fluency in English required; Fluency French requested- High commitment to quality of work to be proven

    Background

    Since its founding in 1981 International Procurement Agency has become one of the leading organizations in providing superior supply, procurement, consultancy services and emergency response to principals in all parts of the developing world on a strictly independent basis. 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 due to the growing need for professional and high standard quality procurement services on the African Continent. IPA Africa is focusing on East, Central and Southern-Africa and will be involved in procurement, supply (trade) and consultancy. The African sister company works together with the IPA Group to fulfill 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 East Africa helps IPA to work very closely with the local NGOs and 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 practices in the region by building capacity both of its clients, its national employees and the local partners and suppliers. Therefore IPA Africa is, next to its fixed staff, creating a large network of international and local supply chain and procurement specialists to support the consulting side of its business and enlarge its mother company's network.

    Most of IPA's clients are public organizations, like NGOs, Finance Institutions, World Bank, National Governments and related institutions and United Nations. (for more info please refer to www.ipaafrica.com)

How to apply:

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV in the WorldBank format provided on the IPA website (http://www.ipaafrica.com/opportunities-consulting), together with a cover letter explaining how they are suited for the position. Please do not include certificates and other additional documents. Applications should be emailed to hr@ipaafrica.com , with the specialty clearly indicated in the subject line. IPA will only contact and give feedback to shortlisted candidates. Note: IPA Africa is building a database of experts, but will ALWAYS contact the consultants before including them in any bidding documents.


Deadline: 9th Aug 2012


Jobs at Send a Cow in Uganda- Programme Funding Adviser


Job Title:
Programme Funding Adviser, Kampala or Addis Ababa
Closing Date: Monday, 13 August 2012
Kampala


For 25 years Send a Cow has been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, we help families leave poverty behind for good.

We are now entering an exciting period of growth. We have agreed a new investment plan with the Board of Trustees, which seeks to drive up income from institutional donors in Africa. This new post will play a key role at a senior level to more than double income from institutional sources in the next 3 years, both by opening up relationships with significant bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and international NGOs and by leading on the development of regional bids.

You will bring significant experience of networking and relationship building; developing and securing major, long-term funding proposals; and a strong commitment to succeed. You will plan strategically with foresight and vision, and translate this strategy into action. Based in either Kampala or Addis Ababa, the post involves regular travel to Send a Cow's programmes as well as occasionally to the UK.
How to apply:

If you're looking for a stimulating and challenging role and the opportunity to contribute towards SAC's exciting growth, then please visit our website www.sendacow.org.uk/jobs for a copy of the job description and application form.

Deadline: 15th Aug 2012

Jobs at Epicentre in Uganda - Information System Coordinator

Job Title: Information System Coordinator, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Mbarara


Epicentre is a non-profit organisation created in 1987 by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which groups health professionals specialised in public health and epidemiology. In 1996, Epicentre became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases.

Epicentre carries out operational research studies, mainly within MSF movement from its headquarters in Paris, satellites in Geneva, Brussels, New-York, and two field research bases in Mbarara, Uganda, and Maradi, Niger. Further, Epicentre offers its expertise to organisations requesting short-term field epidemiological studies in developing countries.

Within the scope of clinical research, Epicentre focuses on infectious diseases, particularly malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, African trypanosomiasis, bacterial meningitis, measles, diarrheal diseases, and hemorrhagic fevers.

Context

In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research base in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region. In 1997, Epicentre conducted its first survey on shigella resistance in Mbarara. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements, on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Base (EMRB). After a period characterized by research projects mainly oriented toward clinical trials on malaria, our research activity has been recently extended to include projects on tuberculosis, infectious diseases in children and HIV/AIDS.

The Mbarara research base is located in Mbarara Municipality, a town of 69,000 persons located 300 km South-West to Kampala. Mbarara District has a population of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, and is mainly rural. The main health facility is Mbarara National Referral Hospital which is also a teaching hospital for the MUST. This is the referral hospital for the Western region of Uganda with a capacity of 240 beds. The research base is structured into several departments: medical, administration, logistics, laboratory and information systems.

Mission

The Information Systems Coordinator will participate with the Director of the Research Base, the Logistics Coordinator, the Financial and Human Resources Coordinator, the Laboratory Coordinator and the Medical Coordinator in the development and implementation of the research base strategic plan. He/She will contribute to the good running of the research base by managing all issues related to IT, data management, record keeping and archiving.

Position

The Information System Coordinator is the head of the Information System department. He/She will work with a team of 10 people: an IT manager, data managers, a records officer, data entry clerks and a clinical registrar. He/She is under the hierarchical position of the Director of the Research Base in Mbarara and is part of the management team.

Principal responsibilities

    Participation to the overall coordination of the Research Base With the Director of the Research Base, the Laboratory Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator, the Logistics Coordinator and the Financial and Human Resources Coordinator :

    Participate in management meetings .
    Contribute to the annual strategic review .
    Participate in coordination meetings with study representatives.

        In charge of System and Network Administration of the research base Under responsibility of the System Administrator based in Paris headquarter :
    Participate to the implementation, operation, maintenance and security of the local area network of the research base.
    Participate to the implementation, operation, maintenance and security of scientific IT equipment and accessories.
    Participate to the process for backup operations and disaster recovery of scientific data on backup media so as to guarantee the integrity of archives and online files for scientific users.
    Contribute to the definition of an information system master plan for frequency of hardware and software upgrades and replacement.
    Contribute to the technology watch in system and network administration.

        Responsibility for the data management activities of the research base
    Ensure all data management activities are GCP compliant.
    Contribute to the development of study-specific case report forms (CRF).
    Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to standardize data management procedures, and ensure their compliance.
    Develop study-specific data management plans, including the data validation plan, error verification and data cleaning.
    Develop study-specific databases and data entry templates.
    Ensure timely data entry and double data entry validation, if needed.
    Under request, produce reports on status of data collection, data entry and data clarification forms generated through data cleaning.
    Ensure the appropriate specifications for data management softwares.
    Ensure scientific staff training on new data management softwares as needed.

        Supervision of record management and archiving
    Ensure the development and implementation of an Archive and Records management policy.
    Ensure the records are kept in adequate conditions.
    Ensure the development and maintenance of a logbook to trace all records movement.
    Ensure record management and storage are compliant with GCP standards.

    Candidate requirements

    Mandatory
    Bachelor degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or Biostatistics
    Experience in computer information systems and network maintenance and support
    Experience in data management in clinical research
    Experience in using relational databases in SQL and in database modelling
    Experience in programme language such as PHP, Java, Python, C++
    Working knowledge of EpiData
    Experience in team supervision
    Strong interest in clinical research
    Previous professional experience in developing countries
    Fluent in English (written and oral)
    Good communication and negotiation skills

    Assets/Plus
    Knowledge of GCP
    Intermediate knowledge in biostatistics, use of statistical software such as STATA.

    Conditions
    Volunteer MSF/Epicentre status 1 year contract starting mid-september 2012
    Place: Mbarara, UGANDA
    Deadline of application: 15 august 2012

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a motivation letter by e-mail to Nathalie Guérineau at job@epicentre.msf.org with ref CIS/UG .

For additional information, please contact the Director of the research base in Mbarara: yap.boum@epicentre.msf.org


Deadline: 15th Aug 2012

Jobs at Tullow in Uganda- Asset Manager


Job Title: Field Asset Manager

Department: Operations & Production

Job Purpose: To provide leadership in the field in terms of Coordination of all field activities in accordance with the short-term activity schedule, commensurate with the 90-day Integrated Activity Plan (IAP), Ensuring that all activities are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, avoiding unsafe conditions as result of simultaneous operations, maintaining a positive relationship with the communities as well as being the Field Emergency Response Coordinator.

    To manage all field operations activities and facilities to agreed standards and pre-established procedures including, but not limited to Tullow camps, crude storage facilities, lay down yards, warehouses and material storage areas, well sites, well test sites and hydrocarbon plants.
    Manage the implementation and operation of the Permit to Work System.
    To assist in the development and implementation of the Ugandan Operations Management System.
    Liaise with Development Team based Operations Readiness & Assurance Lead Coordinator to align deliverables and expectations.
    To develop field operations standards which will apply to: Field Hydrocarbon Process plants and in-field production systems, o Well Test sites and Exploration & Appraisal Drilling camps

    Ensure all applicable field operations and hydrocarbon production operations activities are conducted in compliance with the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and other relevant legislation.
    Ensure production operations standards comply with Tullow Management Policies.
    Introduce field operations standards to support operational readiness in the production phase.
    To assist in the development of the Operations team competency management system to agreed standards, ensuring that a competency development plan is in place to enable the nationalisation of the field operations & production operations teams in a timely manner.
    To develop and implement contingency plans to address non-conformances to operations compliance.

    Provide oversight of management of all field based sub-contractors and to ensure that services provided are in line with applicable standards and quality and f„ are delivered in. time.
    Act as a Champion for Safety and ensure the Tullow Safety Rules and Tullow Values are fully implemented and adhered to.

Qualifications:

Essential

    Bachelor’s degree or an HND/HNC in relevant engineering discipline.

Experience:

Essential

    5-10 .years overall experience in Oil and Gas production operations activities, with minimum of 3 years in an onshore hydrocarbon producing environment.
    Proven leadership experience in an overseas environment.
    Proven ability in leading the improvement of one or more hydrocarbon process operations in an onshore environment.
    Experience of working in a safety case environment (desirable)

Other Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

    Professional approach to work at all times with excellent team working skills.
    Knowledge of EHS management systems.
    Budget preparation and management.
    Risk assessments.
    General contractor management.
    Developing and mentoring people in hydrocarbon operations.

How to Apply

• Application forms can be down loaded from the aikan website www.alltanhr.com or picked up from the aikan offices.
• The completed application form must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV and cover letter. 0
• Hand-deliver the application to the aikan offices or email them as attachments to info@aikanhr.com.
• Closing date for submission is 4:30pm on Wednesday 8th August, 2012.
• Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline: 8th Aug 2012


Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda- Research Specilaist

Job Title:


Training Evaluation and Research Specialist

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has been developed based on • an international partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to build capacity in Africa • for the delivery of sustainable, high quality HIV/AIDS care and prevention through training and research.

A need has arisen for IDI to recruit a Training Evaluation and Research Specialist in the Training Department as follows;

Main Role of position:

Provide leadership and daily oversight for internal monitoring, and evaluation of training activities and design and implementation of evaluations of educational/training interventions

Specific Roles:

Internal monitoring and evaluation of training activities

    In collaboration with other technical officers, take lead and guide development and monitoring of departmental annual and quarterly work plans
    Ensure availability of updated needs assessment; monitoring and evaluation tools for both classroom and onsite training activities.
    Manage and maintain a quality assurance and control system to ensure accuracy, integrity and validity of training departmental data
    Ensure timely electronic filing and storage of training data; including proper day to day management of the Management Information System for Training (MIST)
    Produce monthly and quarterly progress report s of implementation of core training and project activities.

Reporting and Compliance:

    Maintain an updated departmental reports monitor for both training core departmental and project activities
    Coordinate with technical officers and program M&E officers within the department to ensure that timely preparation of reports according to expected guidelines
    Review all programme reports for quality and consistency with grant sub agreements
    Produce departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and progress reports on quarterly basis as well as other periodic and adhoc departmental reports
    Establish tool for tracking reporting requirements for various core and training project activities

Training/Education Research design, analysis and reporting:

    Support the design of training/education research interventions; including proposal development support
    Lead and coordinate development/adaptation of data collections tools and data management systems of training/education intervention projects

Lead and support analysis of data from training/education intervention projects.

Maintain database of training research projects conducted to date Building capacity for data management; monitoring and evaluation

Lead and coordinate all trainings for data management; and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases programs for both internal and external trainees

Maintain and update database of resource persons for supporting data management; and Monitoring and evaluation trainings.

Ensure quality implementation of data management; and monitoring and evaluation training including review and continuous updating of course to meet needs of trainees

    Maintain updated training curricula for data management; monitoring and evaluation
    The ability to work both independently and in a team setting is critical, as is the ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

Qualifications:

    A basic degree in statistics or health/medicine or education with a Masters in epidemiology; health systems research; public health; and or management information systems
    Broad and appropriate experience or training in educational evaluation, measurement, statistics, quantitative and/or qualitative research; report writing; writing for publication; with at least 1 to 2 years conducting research and evaluations is required.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Prior experience working with health sector especially in the area of HIV/AIDS and or other infectious diseases
    Familiarity with existing Ministry of Health Management Information Systems.
    Successful track record in designing, implementing, and managing “ program evaluations;
    Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines (i.e. proposal deadlines)
    Familiarity with software such as SPSS; STATA; ORACLE and My SQL
    Excellent training, communication (writing and oral), and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may e-mail, or hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
or
E-mail: hr@idi.co.ug
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
Applications should reach us not later than Wednesday, August 8,2012.


Jobs at USAID in Uganda- Communications Officer



Job Title:
Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012

USAID/Uganda seeks to hire a Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer to work with Mission and Embassy leadership and staff to implement development, outreach, and communications efforts to increase awareness of USAID assistance programs in Uganda. This position requires a combination of leadership, analytical, technical, and managerial skills. The incumbent must have excellent writing skills and be able to work under severe time pressures; must be familiar with working well in an overseas environment with a wide range of governmental, non-governmental counterparts, local, regional, and international press. S/he is responsible for producing and disseminating public information about mission activities for Ugandan and American consumption and to educate and promote a better understanding of USAID/Uganda programs. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for strategically planning, developing, implementing, and administering the DOC program to promote better awareness and understanding of U.S. foreign assistance to Uganda. S/he guides, coordinates, and oversees the mission's communication practices and outreach efforts, helping to ensure that they reflect the U.S. Government's priorities and promote USAID's accomplishments to key audiences. S/he is also responsible for relaying related policies and achievements to key audiences of the host country, in the United States, and throughout other donor countries. S/he liaises with the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Office to ensure consistency in messaging and strong coordination between USAID and other USG colleagues under the U.S. foreign assistance umbrella. S/he serves as a 'translator' of complex USAID processes (e.g. budget, procurement, project design, etc.) to the broader interagency audience to ensure the intricacies of those process are conveyed to the final recipient whether it's a journalist, the Ambassador, or a visiting Congressional Delegation. Washington-based offices requiring close contact and coordination include the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA). The position will also coordinate with other interagency and implementing partners. The detailed scope of work is at http://uganda.usaid.gov/ or you can request through emailing gnakaddu@usaid.gov, copy, gmuntu@usaid.gov
How to apply:

Qualified individuals MUST submit:

A. Completed and hand-signed U.S. Government Optional Form 612 available websites Shortcut to: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/;

B. Curriculum vitae/resume specifically addressing each selection criterion as outlined in the solicitation;

C. Three (3) to five (5) references with current contact information.

To ensure applications are received in the Executive Office before the closing date, applications shall be submitted preferably by email. Additionally, fax, hand carry, DHL or FEDEX air courier are acceptable.

VIA EMAIL: To gnakaddu@usaid.gov copy to gmuntu@usaid.gov

VIA FAX: To Fax Number: 256-414-306-661

(VIA HANDCARRY/INTERNATIONAL COURIER)

Executive Officer USAID/Uganda US Embassy Compound – South Wing Plot 1577 Ggaba Road P. O. Box 7856, Kampala, Uganda

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be in the USAID/Uganda Executive Office no later than 4:45 p.m. Ugandan time Tuesday, August 14, 2012.



Jobs at UMEME Limited in Uganda- Head Store Keeper



Job Title:
Head Store Keeper

Umeme is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.

As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to engage employees with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions below.

Head Store Keeper

Job Title: Head Store Keeper

Job Ref: REF No UM/CM/01/07/12

Job Purpose:

Responsible for planning the receiving, storage and Issuance of materials to support company operations using the appropriate procedures/systems to efficiently do the job

Key Responsibilities

Develop and execute a plan for managing materials in stores.

    Ensure that there are adequate materials at all times by maintaining minimum stock levels to fulfill user requirements.
    Ensure that store systems and controls are effective to achieve good inventory management objectives.

Ensure that all material issues are prompt, accurately packaged and with proper documentation.

To drive continuous improvements and efficient ways of managing stock within the store.

    Continuous reporting on material receipts, usage and stock balances.
    Managing the store keepers to ensure KPIs and service levels are met
    Responsible for safety of all team members and ensure compliance with physical security of store premises.
    Implement scheduled and unscheduled stock takes. Develop and lead teams, employee engagements, training, performance evaluation and job rotation.

Required Qualifications:

    University Degree preferably in Stores Management or
        Business related degree with qualification in Procurement and Supplies Management or other Related discipline

    Experience:
        At least 3 years experience in a busy Stores environment
        Demonstrated skills in leading change initiatives.
        Knowledge of Sun Inventory System will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging positions, please send your application together with detailed curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Manager Umeme at Lugogo plot 5C 3rd Street Industrial Area or e-mail recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug. Applications should be received by 5:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012.
UMEME. is an equal opportunity employer. Influence-peddling will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 9th July 2012

Store Keeper Jobs Vacancy at UMEME in Uganda


Job Title:

Store Keeper

Umeme is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.

As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to engage employees with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions below.

Store Keeper

Job Purpose:

Responsible and accountable for Storage, Reconciliation and Issuing of materials to support company operations using appropriate procedures/systems in place for effective performance on the job

Key Responsibilities:

Verify documentation and receive material into store. Arranging material in an orderly manner within the store

Issue material against authorized Combined Requisition and Issue Voucher (CRIV).

Perform regular stock counts to compare physical balance and minimum stock levels.

Report on stock status.

Reconcile variances between physical and Sun Inventory System

Raise stock movement forms to replenish stocks Identify & report obsolete items.

Required Qualifications:

A Diploma preferably in Stores Management Experience:

At least 2 years relevant working experience in a busy Stores environment


How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging positions, please send your application together with detailed curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Manager Umeme at Lugogo plot 5C 3rd Street Industrial Area or e-mail recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug. Applications should be received by 5:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012.
UMEME. is an equal opportunity employer. Influence-peddling will lead to automatic disqualification


Deadline:9th Aug 2012



Jobs at UMEME Limited in Uganda- Receiving Officer

Job Title: Receiving Officer

Umeme Limited
Receiving Officer

Umeme is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.

As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to engage employees with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions below.

Receiving Officer

Ref: REF No UM/CM/03/07/12

Job Purpose:

Responsible for planning and receiving materials in an efficient and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Plan efficient receiving of goods with the Procurement section.

Match delivery documents to goods received and reconcile with Purchase Order (PO) before raising a Goods Received Note (GRN).

Raise GRN according to the PO and delivery documents Register GRN in numerical sequence and co-ordinate inspection of goods received for compliance with technical and user specification.

Prepare daily status report of all receipts Review document control registers to confirm that all documents are fully and properly filed.

Deliver the GRN copy to Stores accounting office for posting and further processing

Required Qualifications:

A Diploma in Stores Management or other Business related discipline

Experience:

At least 2years relevant work experience in a busy Stores environment


How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging positions, please send your application together with detailed curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Manager Umeme at Lugogo plot 5C 3rd Street Industrial Area or e-mail recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug. Applications should be received by 5:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012.
UMEME. is an equal opportunity employer. Influence-peddling will lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 9th August 2012




Architect Jobs Vacancy at Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda

Job Title;   Architect

1.Introduction
The Government of the Republic of Uganda  has received a credit from the World Bank/IDA,towards the cost of the Uganda  Post Primary and Education Training [ UPPET/APL1.]It is intended that part of the proceeds of this Credit  will be applied to eligible payments  for the services of civil engineers  [2No]  Architect[1No]  and Quantiy  Surveyor [1No].    The Ministry of  Education and Sports , the executive  Agency  of UPPET/APL1 , wishes to hire individual  consultant to support the Ministry  in implementing the civil works  component involving  a large number of schools  being constracted  in all the four  regions of Uganda, under the project.

2.Objectives of the Assignment
To  strengthen  the Contraction  Management  Unit  [CMU] of the Ministry of Education and sports  by  recruiting 4 individual   consultants , who will be based in  CMU, to improve the technical  supervision and monitoring  mechanism of the Ministry to ensure  better quality and completion  of schools within  the stipulated  contract periods .

3.Terms of reference  and scope of services
Their scope of work shall include;
a.Review    existing guidelines  including  specifications ,bill of quantinties ,  architecture and working  drawings  of all facilities  provided  under the project.
b.Review by the group collectively  and by the quantity surveyor , particularly , the priced bill of quantities,  including the rate analysis  of the different  items of works  and finalise the  rate analysis  based on  fist principles  of all items of works  of the different facilities provided  under the project .
c.Review  the bid evaluation reports ,check the arithmetical  corrections and comparison  of bids of the responsive  bidders and the recommendations of award  by the schools  and submit the recommendations   to Assistant  Commissioner  PDU  through  AC/CMU. For review  and  decision ;
d.Review the  authenticity  and validity and monitor and track  the performance bounds  and Bank guarantees  and ensure through  the Technical  Supervising  Firms  (TSF’s), that these are always  updated  till the handing  over of the Schools .
4.Remuneration ;
Attractive  package  (negotiable)  commensurate with  the qualifications .
5.Duration;  18  Months
6.Reporting
They will report to the Assistant Commissioner /Head of Constraction management   Unit and shall work closely with  the project coordinater  based at the ministry  of Education and Sports   Headquaters , Embassy House Kampala.
7.Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess the following
a.Undergraduate  [Bachelors ]  Degree in related field  ofexpertise;
b.At least  8 years of  experience in related area  of expertise;
c.Good command of spoken  and written English , and
d.Adequate computer skills  required to discharge their  responsibilities  in the related area  of expertise . Proficiency   with ms word and excel  for all and standard architectural   soft ware eg ArchiCAD,AutoCAD,etc  is also required


How to Apply
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV and recent passport size photograph , indicating contact addresses and contact of three referees should be submitted during normal working hours to;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Sports
Attn; Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Floor 7, Room 7.2, Embassy Building
Plot 9/11 King George V1 Way, Kampala

Deadline: August 6, 2012.


Jobs at Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda- Quantity Surveyor



Job Title   Quantity Surveyor
1.Introduction
The Government of the Republic of Uganda  has received a credit from the World Bank/IDA,towards the cost of the Uganda  Post Primary and Education Training [ UPPET/APL1.]It is intended that part of the proceeds of this Credit  will be applied to eligible payments  for the services of civil engineers  [2No]  Architect[1No]  and Quantiy  Surveyor [1No].    The Ministry of  Education and Sports , the executive  Agency  of UPPET/APL1 , wishes to hire individual  consultant to support the Ministry  in implementing the civil works  component involving  a large number of schools  being constracted  in all the four  regions of Uganda, under the project.
2.Objectives of the Assignment
To  strengthen  the Contraction  Management  Unit  [CMU] of the Ministry of Education and sports  by  recruiting 4 individual   consultants , who will be based in  CMU, to improve the technical  supervision and monitoring  mechanism of the Ministry to ensure  better quality and completion  of schools within  the stipulated  contract periods .
3.Terms of reference  and scope of services
Their scope of work shall include;
a.Review    existing guidelines  including  specifications ,bill of quantinties ,  architecture and working  drawings  of all facilities  provided  under the project.
b.Review by the group collectively  and by the quantity surveyor , particularly , the priced bill of quantities,  including the rate analysis  of the different  items of works  and finalise the  rate analysis  based on  fist principles  of all items of works  of the different facilities provided  under the project .
c.Review  the bid evaluation reports ,check the arithmetical  corrections and comparison  of bids of the responsive  bidders and the recommendations of award  by the schools  and submit the recommendations   to Assistant  Commissioner  PDU  through  AC/CMU. For review  and  decision ;
d.Review the  authenticity  and validity and monitor and track  the performance bounds  and Bank guarantees  and ensure through  the Technical  Supervising  Firms  (TSF’s), that these are always  updated  till the handing  over of the Schools .


Remuneration ;
Attractive  package  (negotiable)  commensurate with  the qualifications .
5.Duration;  18  Months
6.Reporting
They will report to the Assistant Commissioner /Head of Constraction management   Unit and shall work closely with  the project coordinater  based at the ministry  of Education and Sports   Headquaters , Embassy House Kampala.
7.Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess the following
a.Undergraduate  [Bachelors ]  Degree in related field  ofexpertise;
b.At least  8 years of  experience in related area  of expertise;
c.Good command of spoken  and written English , and
d.Adequate computer skills  required to discharge their  responsibilities  in the related area  of expertise . Proficiency   with ms word and excel  for all and standard architectural   soft ware eg ArchiCAD,AutoCAD,etc  is also required


How to Apply
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV and recent passport size photograph , indicating contact addresses and contact of three referees should be submitted during normal working hours to;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Sports
Attn; Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Floor 7, Room 7.2, Embassy Building
Plot 9/11 King George V1 Way, Kampala


Deadline: August 6, 2012.


Research Jobs at Monitor Publications Limited in Uganda


Job Title;  Research Specialist
Reports to ; Marketing  Manager

Job purpose;  To provide  key market insights and forecasting  marketing behavior  to inform business  decisions  and management reporting .

Main Responsibilities ;
•    Analyse   data and produces customized  reports for various  management needs .
•    Monitors campany  revenue  and market share performance .
•    Produces  daily  advertising sections  performance reports  reflecting market  shares  against  competition .
•    Produces  editorial and  advertising ratios  for own  and competition  publications .

Qualifications & Experience;
•A  Bachelor  of statistics   or Bachelor  of commerce   (at least  lower  second), with a strong mathematics  background
•    Excellent knowledge  of spread sheets   and MS  Access.
•    Strong  analytical  skills
•    Experience in a marketing and sales  position  is an added advantage .
•    Good interpersonal skills .
•    Excellent  communicator .
•    Willing to work long hours .


How to Apply

If you believe that you are our ideal candidate , please submit your application , detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 3rd August 2012 to;
The Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications Ltd . P O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send on email to hr@ug.nationmedia.com

Deadline: 3rd Aug 2012



Jobs at Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda- Sales Executives


Job Title;  Regional  Sales Executives
Reports to; Regional Sales Representatives

Job purpose ;  Responsible  for ensuring  market penetration  in the given territory  in order to generate revenue and achieve  the business targets.

Main Responsibilities ;
•    Support the  field sales reps in terms of  paper availability and shelf  life as well as market  penetration in the given territory
•    Vendor  supervision ,vendor placement /vendor positioning   to maximize sales
•    Vendor  intimacy /relationships and conflict resolution  among vendors and agents
•    Vendor  Top ups  during  peak  hours of  selling  papers  and also determine  stock levels  at both  agent and vendor  level

Qualifications  &  Experience;
•    A  diploma  and  or a bachelors  degree in any business –related  cource  or equivalent  business
•    Basic Computer  literacy.
•    At least  2 years ‘ working experience  in a sales related field.
•    Strong  communication  and interpersonal skills


How to Apply
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate , please submit your application , detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 3rd August 2012 to;
The Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications Ltd . P O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send on email to hr@ug.nationmedia.com

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Consultants Jobs Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: CONSULTANT TO PREPARE A LESSONS LEARNED DOCUMENT ON THE DDPIII AND UN JOINT PROGRAMME ON LIVELIHOODS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY (UNJP3) IMPLEMENTATION(UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala (with field travel to selected districts), UGANDA
Application Deadline :    03-Aug-12
Additional Category    Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    20-Aug-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    45 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    45 working days
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Background

Introduction:

The Government of Uganda, under the auspices of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on the implementation of the Third District Development Programme (DDP-III), whose main focus is to stimulate Local Economic Development (LED). LED is a process in which tripartite partnerships between LG, the private sector and the community are established to manage and utilize resources at the local level in order to stimulate the economy of a well defined territory which functions within a national economic, policy, regulatory and institutional context. The programme comes against a backdrop of over ten years of implementing the Uganda Decentralization Policy and the implementation of a number of economic and legislative reforms in the country.

The development objective of the DDP III is to contribute to poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Uganda. The immediate objective is to build systems and methodologies that enhance the role of local governments (LGs) in promoting local economic development (LED) for poverty reduction and attainment of MDGs.

The programme will aim at the following six outputs:

    Output 1: Local Government capacity for effective LED governance (local economic  governance) built
    Output 2: Local business environment enhanced (locality development.
    Output 3: Stimulating demand for business and market development support services by LGs.
    Output 4: Enhancing LED at national level.
    Output 5: Improving gender equity in local development improved.
    Output 6: Strengthening the system for accessing local Justice for commercial disputes.

Background:

Uganda’s population was estimated to be about 30.7 million and about half of it was aged below 15 years with slightly more females than males (Uganda National Household survey report-2009/10). The number of households has been increasing over the survey periods and the majority live in the rural areas (85%). Eighty two percent of the household population comprised of the nuclear family members. There were more persons aged 18 years and above who have never been married in urban than in rural areas.
The literacy rate, for persons aged 10 years and above was estimated at 73 percent which was an increase from 69 percent reported in 2005/06.
The Annual labour force growth rate in Uganda was 4.7 percent and the majority of workers (82%) were in rural areas. Seventeen percent of the labour force did not have any formal education while 66 percent of working persons are employed in agriculture.

In terms of household consumption, the period 2005/06-2009/10 was marked, on average, with positive growth in per adult equivalent consumption though the growth was not as strong as that observed in 2002/03-2005/06 period. Though the proportion of people living in poverty significantly declined, the reduction in the number of poor persons in absolute terms was not significant and income inequality worsened. During the period 2002/03-2005/06, the distribution of income improved whereas the period 2005/06-2009/10 was marked with worsening income inequality
Forty two percent of households mainly got their earnings from subsistence farming while 25 percent earned their living from wage employment. The proportion of adults aged 18 years and above who applied for a loan increased from 10 percent in 2005/06 to 17 percent in 2009/10. Overall, people largely applied for loans from informal sources (24%) as compared to two and five percent for formal and semi-formal sources respectively.

A number of reasons are responsible for the high poverty levels and they include among others; the un-conducive local governance environment for local economic growth involving planning systems that emphasize social services, inadequate basic economic infrastructure services, deteriorating natural resource base and inhibiting regulatory environment; slowing growth of sustainable businesses, employment and incomes due to, among others, production problems (low levels of private investment, un competitive businesses, low productivity, inadequate skills, lack of innovation), market problems (poor functioning business development services, commodity and financial markets), weak private sector organizations and limited decision making power for women; weak local economic partnerships due to lack of a policy framework, inappropriate role definition of private and public sectors, and weak democratic accountability.

Rationale:

Uganda has been implementing the policy of decentralization as a means of democratization and improved service delivery since 1992. During the period, a number of achievements and outputs have been realized. There are notable improvements in governance aspects at the local level. There are also significant increases in physical social investments in health, education, roads, and water sectors leading to improved quantity of service delivery, especially because of the unprecedented increase in volumes of central government financial transfers to local governments.

The above attainments notwithstanding, the local governments encounter difficulties in raising funds to co-fund construction of physical investments, meet post construction operation and maintenance, cost council operation costs and statutory obligations as local government generated revenues are low and declining awaiting the implementation of new local revenue sources because of the limited household income,. The situation is attributed to among others; poor tax collection and administration and high poverty levels at household level.

The local government institution on the other hand still operates as a provider of public goods and services. This interventionist approach does not directly tackle the income poverty at the individual and household level. As a result, there are very low household incomes, low savings and a narrow taxable base for the LGs. The need for supporting wealth creation as strategy of government becomes a pertinent undertaking especially at the local government level. This would involve supporting local investments as a mechanism for stimulating sustainable development.

Therefore, UNDP on behalf of Ministry of Local Government through is soliciting bids from a competent Ugandan National  consultant to prepare a lessons learned document on the DDPIII and UNJP-3.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment:

The objective of the study is to collect and analyse lessons learned from Local Economic Development interventions under DDP-III and UNJP-3 and to give recommendations to MoLG on how experiences gained can be used to promote the understanding of complex processes and improve efficiency of interventions.

More specifically, in particular with regard to Local Economic Development interventions, the purpose of the study is:

    To promote institutional learning in the field of Local Economic Development. In particular, to document lessons learned from UNCDF and UNDP support to Local Economic Development initiatives.
    To provide pointers policy improvement and methodology in the area of Local Economic Development within Uganda and in international fora;
    To facilitate MoLG’s assessment and analysis in decision making on Local Economic Development interventions based on documented experiences.

In order to build resident LLE knowledge in the LGs, the consultant shall ensure the full engagement of qualified District LG officials throughout the methodology development processes as well as the phases for carrying out the exercise in the field.

If suitable LG personnel happen to be unavailable or critically under qualified for engaging in this task, the Provider shall work with the Programme Support Team (PST) and the concerned LG to identify personnel from other relevant local institutions as an interim solution and until qualified LG personnel are made available.

This engagement will be critical for ensuring the adaptability of the methodologies to local/LG needs and capacities and for planting sustainable long-term competence for performing such tasks by LG (and its local partners) in the future.
      
Scope of Work:

The exercise shall include:

    A review ,analysis and documentation of the achievements and the lessons learned as well as individual case studies/success stories in the implementing LGs;
    Recommendations to MoLG based on the analysis on how to improve assessment and decision making within management and peace building; and
    A validation workshop to present findings of the study.

The scope of the Lessons learned documentation shall be based upon the DDP-III and UNJP-3 inventory of interventions available.

The study design and selection of interventions shall be decided in connection with the preparation of the commissioned consultant's inception report to MoLG.

Study design and methodology:

Prior to starting work, the consultant is expected to prepare a detailed work plan and methodology to be reviewed by MoLG. The Lessons Learned Exercise (LLE) will involve fieldwork and is expected to employ a mix of both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Some of the suggested approaches are provided below; however it should be clear that the consultant is responsible for revising the approach as necessary with approval from MoLG.

    Desk review: Extensive background reading, literature review and desk research into existing project documentation. A number of documents that should be reviewed will include the following: the DDP-III project document, work plans, project profiles, LED Facilitators reports, LED Strategy, and other relevant documents.
    Primary Data Collection: Primary data collection will be through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Key Informant interviews, meetings with LG officials and relevant line ministry offices, and field visits to the selected project sites, in the following districts: Kayunga, Busia, Isingiro, Nwoya, Amuru, Lamwo, Kitgum and Arua.
    Case Study: The exercise will also follow a case study approach to enable an in-depth review from project formulation, decision making, and implementation to results. At least one case study under each allocations/rounds will be expected.
    Evidence based information: The LLE must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.  It must be easily understood by stakeholders and applicable. The exercise is also expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with government counterparts, PUNOs, Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders.

Although the team, upon conduct of the review, should feel free to discuss with the authorities concerned, all matters relevant to the assignment, it is not authorized to make any commitment or statement on behalf of the MoLG, UNCDF, UNDP or other Implementing Partners.

Reporting and timing:

The key deliverables expected from this exercise include:

    Inception report on the feasibility of the exercise, with suggested changes to TOR and methodology to facilitate the implementation of the LLE in accordance with the agreed TOR;
    Detailed work plan with timeline, case study reports following agreed upon table of contents and methodology including questionnaires for primary data collection;
    ‘Zero’ draft submission to share with MoLG for comments. The draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned, electronic and hard copy;
    Final draft submission and presentation to MoLG; The final draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned ,in both electronic and hard copy;
    Final LLE submission for dissemination. The draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned,  in both electronic and hard copy.

The outline for the Final LLE Report shall be presented in English in line with the following proposed outline:

1. Title
2. Acronyms, table of contents
3. Executive Summary
4. Introduction
4.1 Background
4.2 Purpose
5. Methodology
6. The Context (past and present situation, strengths and challenges)
7. Findings (Lessons Learned):
7.1 Development Effectiveness
7.2 Operational Effectiveness
8. Recommendations (based on Lessons Learned)
9. Summary and Conclusion
10. Annexes (Case study reports, list of persons interviewed and sites visited; data collection instruments; TOR for the exercise; and other relevant documents)

Duration of assignment:

The assignment will be carried out in a period of 45 working days from the date of signing of contract.

Competencies

Competencies, skills and experience:

 The following competencies and skills are required:

    The consultant should have extensive experience in conducting lessons learned review and evaluations, strong working knowledge of , MoLG, UN Coordination and UN Agencies, the civil society and working with government authorities.
    Excellent practical and theoretical understanding of humanitarian, recovery and development work in developing countries. Experience in Uganda and/or regional experiences is an added value.
    Strong knowledge of Results Based Management and Logical Framework analysis.
    Strong knowledge in data collection, analysis and presentation.
    Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
    Strong analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    Demonstrated understanding of integrating gender and diversity issues in multi-sector programmes.
    Excellent written and spoken English.

Experience:

     At least 10 years of professional experiences in development work, especially in post-conflict countries, in programme evaluation, impact assessment including strong reporting skills.








Required Skills and Experience

The assignment will require experienced person with a Masters Degree in Economic (Micro) analysis, Local Economic Development, Public administration and particularly, Local Economic and Business assessment.

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language: Proposals prepared by the Bidder and all correspondence and documents relating to the proposal exchanged by the bidder and the procuring UNDP entity shall be in English.

Documents comprising as proposals:

Proposal shall comprise of the following documents:

    Proposal submission – online application at the following address: http://jobs.undp.org
    Technical Proposal – suggested outline for technical proposal:
    a. The offerers interpretation of the assignment;
    b. Clarifications and or suggestions on scope of assignment;
    c. Approach and Methodology for undertaking the assignment along with timelines;
    Any additional information that demonstrates individual capacity to undertake the proposed assignment. 

Proposal Price:

The financial proposal will indicate the price which will be in Uganda Shillings.

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in three installments:

    20 % of total costs upon the reception and approval of the inception report
    50 % of total costs  upon the reception of the approved first draft report
    30 % of total costs upon the reception of the final report


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=31607

Deadline: 3rd Aug 2012



Business Analyst Jobs Vacancy at Nile Breweries Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Business Analyst

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan for, and ensure organization data security and integrity is maintained
  • Maintain & upgrade ITGC/SARBOX policies/ procedures
  • Evaluate present applications and determines and determines future needs
  • Ensure that hard ware and software standards are maintained for easy user support 
Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Specialized database administration training & qualification ie SQL, ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco certification
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience in the IT environment
 How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send their CVs to the undersigned. CVs should incvlude details of email addresses , present position, current remuneration, addresses of 3 referees and copies of testimonials

Human Resource Manager
Nile Breweries Ltd
P.O Box 762
Jinja

Deadline: 7th August 2012



Human Resource Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant
The Human Resource Manager will manage ACDI/VOCA's policies, procedures, and records regarding employees entry, stay, and exist

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure confidentiality of all personnel files and records
  • Manage recruitment process for ACDI/VOCA
  • Handle internal communications to staff
  • Make preparations for and take minutes during disciplinary committee meetings 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure confidentiality of all personnel files and records, including maintaining a record of all instances of access to personnel files
  • Manage recruitment process for ACDI/VOCA
  • Handle internal communications to staff
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A degree  in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or other related area
  • 2 years relevant work experience in NGO setting
 How to Apply:

Please apply to the address below.

All applications should be marked ACDI/VOCA-Program Admin Officer/ HR Assistant

People Perfomance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close,

Kitante P.O Box 12405, Kampala Uganda

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Administrative Officer Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out Procurement exercises in compliance with the appropriate ACDI/VOCA procurement rules and regulations
  • Ensure that the procurement tracker is updated and circulated to Heads of Departments
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and follow program responsibilities and operating procedures regarding vehicle usage
  • carry out fuel reconciliations in conjuction with the program Accountant on a monthly basis
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A degree in business administration or other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • At least 3  years relevant experience with a recognized NGO
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken
How to Apply:
Please apply to the address below.
All applications should be marked ACDI/VOCA-Program Admin Officer/ HR Assistant

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

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Sales Executive Jobs Vacancy at Demco in Uganda

Job Title: Internal Sales Executive

About this job

Our client Damco is one of the leading logistics companies globally with over 280 0ffices offering freight forwarding and supply chain management services  in Uganda and is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

    To support his/her own Sales Executive in parts of the sales processes
    To engage with the customer on an ongoing basis to ensure successful relationship maintenance
    To identify new opportunities through ongoing customer dialogue
    Responsible for maintaining frequent phone/email communication, managing contract to container delivery logistics
    In case there is no Inside Sales, responsible for managing and growing existing, smaller accounts

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Pre-sales activities:

–     Assist sales executive in managing account plan and new customers’ pipeline

–     Provide research support to sales executive

    Sales activities:

–     Handle existing customer requests in absence of sales executives

–     Manage cross-functional collaboration

–     Develop and maintains customer relationships at lower levels of the client organization

    Post-sales activities:

–     Systems updates (limited)

–     Fire-fighting (limited)

–     Outstandings (limited)

–     Manage cross-functional collaboration (limited)

    Other:

–     Provide administrative support to sales executive

Qualifications:

    Must have a university degree
    Basic sales skills and sales process knowledge
    Account management
    Research skills
    Ability to coordinate among functions in an effective manner
    Systems proficiency
    Develop action plan for existing accounts to achieve budget targets
    Maintain strong relationships and communication with existing accounts
    Manage service delivery and issue resolution
    Helps external sales identify new clients
    Provides research support to external sales
    Provides administrative support to external sales
    Ensures proper handover to other functions
    Gathers market research and competitive intelligence
    Has strong product knowledge
    Develops and maintains customer relationships at lower levels of the client organization
    Updates systems in a timely and thorough fashion
    Manages cross-functional collaboration with customer service, operations together with external sales

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to damcojobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Auditor Jobs at United Nations in Uganda

    
Job Title:
   
Auditor, P4
   
Department/ Office:
   
Office of Internal Oversight Services
   
Duty Station:
   
ENTEBBE
   
Posting Period:
   
19 July 2012-17 September 2012
   
Job Opening number:
   
12-AUD-OIOS-24606-R-ENTEBBE (O)
   
   
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
   
   
 
   
Org. Setting and Reporting
   

   
This position is located in the Internal Audit Division (IAD) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services.  The Auditor reports directly to the Chief Resident Auditor or the auditors in charge (team leaders).
   

   
Responsibilities
   

   
Incumbents at this level work individually, as team members, or as team leaders. They are responsible for all phases (planning, field work, and reporting) of audits/reviews and for the development of staff working on those assignments.

Within delegated authority, and under the direction of the Chief Resident Auditor, the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:

• Leads audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex operations.  Identifies and allocates tasks, coordinates/monitors work, controls audit/assignment resources, consolidates results, etc.
• Prepares risk-based audits/reviews. Plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
• Supervises and coaches staff throughout the audit/review with the view to ensuring conformity with OIOS standards in all phases of the audit process.
• Empowers and challenges more junior staff to actively participate in the management of the audit/review.
• Documents, evaluates and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring (i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii) accomplishment of management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity of information, (iv) economical use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of assets.
• Prepares working papers for review by Senior Auditor/Chief of Section or the Chief of Service of IAD.
• Develops and discusses findings, agrees on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and monitors the implementation status of agreed recommendations.
• Drafts audit/assignment reports for Organization-wide consumption, including senior management and the General Assembly.
• Prepares presentations, using available technology tools (e.g., PowerPoint).
• Makes presentations of audit results to senior management of IAD and senior management of the operation audited.
• Monitors the status of audit recommendations.
• Appraises adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.
• Maintains and updates audit programs.
• Identifies training needs, develops training programs and materials, and conducts workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.
• Evaluates staff performance; performs management review of work performed by assistant auditors, prior to Senior Auditor/Chief of Section review.
• Performs other related duties as determined by the Senior Auditor/Chief of Section or Chief of Service.
   

   
Competencies
   

   
Professionalism
• Demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of auditing
• Demonstrates professional competence and has knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures
• Identifies issues, formulates opinions and presents conclusions and recommendations
• Has the ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff including senior officials
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment
• Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and AutoAudit
• Shows pride in work and in achievements
• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
• Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
• Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
• Remains calm in stressful situations
• Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

Teamwork
• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
• Places team agenda before personal agenda
• Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Communication
• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
• Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
• Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
• Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
• Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
   

   
Education
   

   
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field.  A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent is desirable.
   

   
Work Experience
   

   
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit (including supervisory functions), finance, accounting, administration, business administration/analysis, programme/project evaluation and monitoring, statistics, computer science or related area. Experience in auditing, preferably in the public sector, required.
   

   
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.  Knowledge of French or another UN official language is an advantage.
   

   
Assessment Method
Competency based interviews and other assessment methods as required.
   

   
Special Notice
- The appointment is limited to OIOS.
- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.
   

   
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
   

   
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
   

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