War Child Jobs in Uganda- Project Officer

Job Title:Project Officer

Job Description

War Child Holland is an international NGO aiming at providing psychosocial relief to children in (former) war and/or conflict zones. War Child invests in the peaceful future of children affected by war. War Child’s goal is the empowerment of children in war-affected areas, through psychosocial, education and child protection programs in which creative and sports activities are used to reinforce the psychological and social development, the welfare of the children and to create public awareness of the problems of children in (former) war zones.

War Child program in Uganda
Since 2004 War Child Holland (WCH) has been working in Northern Uganda and currently operates in Acholi, Lango and Karamoja (Abim) with a country office in Kampala. The programme aims at improving psycho-social wellbeing of children and youth in former war and/or conflict zones, through education, child protection and psychosocial support interventions, to this end War Child seeks to empower children and youth and promote a supportive and protective environment.

War Child Holland (WCH) seeks to fill the following position:

Purpose: The Project Officer oversees projects in the respective district. This involves planning, managing, implementing and monitoring the programme and its activities in order to achieve the set goals and objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible. The role also includes supervision and providing support to Social Workers.
Reports to: Field Location Manager
The FLM is a member of the country management team.
The Field Location Manager manages the PC’s/PO’s and PA’s at their field location.

Essential functional relations: Country Director (for Security), Programme Development Manager & Programme development Unit (for programming quality), Operations Support Manager & Human Resource Coordinator (operational control) and Field Location Managers from other locations.
Key result area’s:
Responsible for the appropriate implementation of the projects at the district within the project work plan;
Participate in developing annual work plans including activity budgets.
Facilitate monthly and weekly activity planning
Monitors the budget and makes sure that all administrative procedures are followed strictly and effectively with the support of PA – consistency in cash requisition levels by staff.
He/She is the focal person in protection/education/ livelihood/psychosocial issues and should be the responsible person for consistent attendance of coordination meetings at the district
Takes the lead role in Community Based Approaches at the district
Monitors project progress according to set time and activity planning and adjusts where necessary.
Writes reports as per requirements – 4M, 8M and 12M and enters all data to PAS regularly.
Takes lead in documentation and lessons learning; and shares with other PCs/POs
Put forward idea’s, activities and target groups for developing proposals and most relevant activities and monitors, responds & acts on local needs, developments
He is a role player in strategic programme planning, and a facilitator in the implementation of agreed programme development strategies.
Participate in the development of proposals, Fundraising strategies and building strong linkages with other like-minded organizations for effective lobby and advocacy on strategic issues.
Regularly advises War Child Holland on new developments in the field of expertise and on any other emerging issues.
Is the focal person on education and Psychosocial issues and should be the responsible person for consistent attendance of coordination meetings
Supervision and support to Social Workers
Supervises and supports staff under his responsibility.
Guides, coaches and monitors staff in the project.
He is responsible for teambuilding in the location
Conducts Performance planning and appraisals
Liaison and working with partners
Liaise with government institutions, Development Partners, and Donors in the Districts.
Participate in coordination meetings with other Agencies and Government stake holders on protection, education etc.
Works closely together with WCH project staff in other fields and liaises with project staff at other locations for exchange and mutual learning
Participating in the local, national and regional networks for child rights promotion (only for protection) when required.
Any other duties assigned by the FLM in her line of duty

Requirements:
Knowledge
Degree in International Relations, Social Sciences and management, Business Administration or any relevant discipline.
Knowledge of participatory planning and programming methods;
Knowledge of finance and HR administration and tools & systems;
Highly computer literate (spread sheets, pivot tables, accounting software, electronic communication, etc.).
Experience
2 – 3 Years of relevant experience as a Project Officer or Equivalent
The candidate should have experience in networking and ability to work closely with the District, rural communities and other partners
Thorough understanding of community based approaches
Skills ,Attitude and Competencies:
Strong social and communicative skills for coaching and managing of staff and frequent internal and external contacts;
Fluent in English with strong written and verbal expressions skills for writing reports;
Capability to decide in tactical and operational issues;
Good Planning and organisational skills;
Able to assess social/ political situations and able to act in a diplomatic way in delicate situations;
Able to organise means & staff to reach goals.
Poses strong policy analytical skills and a good understanding of broader development themes such as Protection, Gender, livelihoods, Human rights, and conflict transformation
Ability to network, lobby and advocate on behalf of War Child Holland.
Knowledgeable in context and culture of Northern Uganda
Valid riding permit
Based in the Field Location (Pader or Lamwo)

Remuneration: Attractive package based on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date for Applications: 25th January, 2012.



How to Apply

Full Job Description is available from WarChild Holland. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements can send their queries and applications by sending a motivation letter and current CV by email to Kampala.office@warchild.nl. Please do not include certificates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

People with a physical disability who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

“Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”



Deadline: 25th January, 2012

Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- Programme Coordinator

Job Title:PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Location : KAMPALA, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 27-Jan-12
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Mar-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
Background
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is the coordinating agency within the United Nations system for human settlements and focal point for coordinated implementation of the Habitat Agenda, as well as the human settlements chapter of Agenda 21, and the MDG Goal 7 Target 11 of significantly improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2020.

UN-HABITAT was mandated under a resolution GC 19/13 to work closely with local governments and representatives of civil society to raise awareness and improve national policies and local strategies to reduce urban poverty as well as to enhance social inclusion and social justice. Under this mandate, UN-HABITAT is to establish resource centres that would act as One Stop Youth Centre, a centre where youth can access skills and information related to their development needs.

The UN Joint Programme on Population (UNJPP) developed four outcome areas where different UN agencies were required to provide interventions geared to realizing the developed outcomes. UN-HABITAT is expected to contribute towards outcome 3 which is “Youth and Vulnerable groups have competitive skill and opportunities to participate in the economy including urban development”. This outcome aims at contributing to building youth skills and opportunities to actively participate in the economy for sustainable livelihoods.

Therefore, UN-HABITAT having implemented One Stop centre models in other parts of the world including Kampala, City Council – Uganda, is replicating the model in Arua municipality. The aim of the project is to enhance the capacity of the Government of Uganda- the municipality of Arua to empower vulnerable urban youth for socio-economic inclusion and development. Through the establishment of a One Stop Youth Centre (OSYC) in Arua the Municipality will enhance the capacity of youth and youth organizations to acquire and promote entrepreneurship skills for income generation and livelihoods and governance . It will also strengthen the capacity of Arua municipality to undertake youth development activities.

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Habitat Programme Manager, the Programme Coordinator will provide technical assistance to the HPM as well as relevant partners for guaranteeing a smooth and coordinated implementation of Arua One Stop Youth Centre project, Kampala One Stop Youth Centre and the youth programme in Uganda. The Programme Coordinator who will be based in Kampala, would primarily be responsible for guiding, facilitating, managing, and coordinating the implementation of UN-Habitat and youth programme in Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide and develop a model for guiding development and replication of new youth centres in other municipal/town councils
Implement the goal of the UN-Habitat Global Partnership initiative for Urgan Youth Development.
Coordinate the organisation of training and capacity building activities, including workshops, expert meetings, Youth Assemblies etc as may require.
Ensure development and implementation of work plans and monitoring of programme activities.
Facilitate and monitor youth groups that have benefited from the UN-HABITAT youth.
Builds partnership and supports networks within and beyond the UN on sustainable youth centres.
Liaise regularly with other institutional counterparts involved, namely UNFPA, ILO, UNICEF, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Arua Municipality; for coordination and joint planning purposes, providing needed technical assistance on all issues related with the implementation of the programme.

Competencies

Understanding and knowledge of UN system, and UN-HABITAT.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and good understanding of key issues and challenges of young people.
Knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to human settlements issues and youth-led development.
Good networking skills and building with partnerships.
Ability to work effectively fostering team spirit through building trust and commitment to common objectives.
Self management-ability to set goals and priorities to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans with minimum supervision as well as be able to identify priority activities/assignment and adjust priorities as required.
Ability to mobilize funds from the One UN.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies or any other related field.

Experience:

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project management including monitoring and evaluation.
Experience in designing and facilitating trainings or capacity building programmes for young people.
Demonstrated ability to prepare project proposals and project documents, work plans and progress reports.
Minimum of 4 years experience working with the United Nations on youth issues preferably the youth centre models.
Experience in working closely with local governments is desirable.
Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS. Word, Excel, Power point, Internet etc).

Language:

Fluency in written and spoken English.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


To Apply;
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=27570

Deadline : 27-Jan-12

UNDP Jobs in Uganda- National Consultant

Job Title:NATIONAL CONSULTANT
Location : Uganda, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 22-Jan-12
Additional Category Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 06-Feb-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : 8 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 8 months
Background

In 2006, the Constitutional Court in Uganda Law Society V. AG (Constitutional Petition No. 18/2005) declared the trial of civilians in military court martial unconstitutional, a decision that was subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court on appeal in AG V. Uganda Law Society (Constitutional Appeal SCCA No. 1/2006) in 2009. Recently in September 2011, UPDF Defence and Army Spokesperson announced that a directive had been issued by the UPDF administration to cease the trial of civilians in court martial.

On this basis, the Uganda Human Rights Commission whose mandate is to protect and promote human rights as guaranteed by the Constitution and other binding human rights instruments, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-Uganda office whose mandate includes providing technical assistance to the competent authorities in relation to measures to promote and protect human rights in the country, will undertake a joint project to monitor the operation and process of transfer of civilian cases from court martial system to ordinary civilian courts to assess the effective implementation of the UPDF directive, the operation and functionality of the court martial system to determine the extent of compliance to established standards of fair trial and due process with a view to identify capacity gaps and recommend appropriate procedural and institutional reforms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives:

Uganda Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda (OHCHR) seek to engage a national consultant to implement specific activities under this project and in particular the following:

Conduct research on the operations of the court martial system in Uganda in order to assess the military courts’ compliance with the national, regional and international human rights instruments and principles of fair trial guarantees and the due process of the law.
To monitor and ensure that the applied transition process and procedure of transfer of civilian cases to the ordinary court system conforms to established principles of fair trial and due process.
The consultant in close collaboration with UHRC/OHCHR will also assess the Court martial trials where military personnel are tried and prosecuted for human rights violations in response to the right to effective remedy with a view to inform necessary institutional reforms and strategies.

Methodology:

The consultancy will be mostly field-based to be implemented within 8 months period. The consultant will work in close relationship with UHRC/OHCHR task force assigned to this project in both Kampala and Regional Offices.
The Consultant will conduct interviews with different stakeholders within the military court administration, criminal suspects still in custody of court martial system or transferred to civilian courts, members of relevant justice law and order sector institutions, civil society actors, and International NGOS with the aim to obtain information on the nature and operation of the court martial system and understand the current status of cases and key challenges.
The consultant will also participate in a series of technical meetings along with UHRC, OHCHR, members of the relevant justice law and order sector institutions, CSOs and International agencies to consult and obtain their views on the development of a proposal for an appropriate transfer strategy of pending cases.
The information obtained will be compiled into an analytical report, which will also highlight on international human rights standards related to the trial of civilian suspects in military courts, recommendations of international human rights bodies and the current context in Uganda.
This will be followed up with a validation workshop to present the findings of consultant and to initiate the dissemination of the report. The report will also be useful to engage in dialogue with relevant actors within the military’s hierarchy and relevant legal authorities, facilitate advocacy with various actors and guide technical assistance interventions by UHRC and OHCHR with the JLOS as well as other relevant actors.

Scope of work:

Under the overall supervision of the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the UN Human Rights Office in Uganda, the consultant will be required to:

Monitoring: The national consultant will support a monitoring strategy to analyse the functioning of the court martial system and establish a database of existing cases in military courts involving civilians, develop a monitoring tool/checklist on human rights performance and accountability for alleged human rights violations. He /she will create a time schedule of all court martial sessions due to take place nationwide during the contract period and observe proceedings to assess compliance with due process and fair trial procedures and report on any pending cases involving civilians. The consultant will also pay attention to court martial trials of alleged human rights violations.
Development of tools: Design, in consultation with UHRC/OHCHR technical officers, monitoring checklist/tool to facilitate monitoring of court martial sessions. This tool will be applied by technical officers of UHRC and OHCHR in monitoring court martial to ensure coherence and consistent reporting. The tool should reflect key aspects to monitor during court martial trials drawing upon contemporary legal and human rights standards relating to fair trial guarantees and due process.
Stakeholder meetings: Facilitate technical meetings to consult relevant stakeholders on appropriate transfer strategy and feedback on field findings; facilitate follow-up technical discussions to finalise first draft of the report and coordinate with UHRC and OHCHR to plan, organise and facilitate a validation workshop to present draft report
• Compilation of findings: Make use of the findings, interview results and workshop resolutions to compile a final analytical study report on court martial system with specific recommendations on legal and institutional obligations and transfer strategy for pending cases.
Evaluate current institutional capacity within the ordinary justice sector to handle cases from the military courts and recommend appropriate strategy for the transfer/integration of these cases making recommendations to be agreed upon by UHRC and OHCHR, indicating responsibilities of key players, capacity development needs and possible human rights concerns.

Required Outputs:

A monitoring toolkit/checklist to be adopted by UHRC and OHCHR to facilitate institutional monitoring of court martial proceedings with regard to human rights concerns.
An inception report highlighting key issues and focus areas for the research study.
Monthly reporting to OHCHR/UHRC taskforce on activities, progress and any constraints encountered.
Analytical study report on the findings of the project, highlighting key issues on the current situation of civilian cases and transfer process as well as institutional capacity within the ordinary justice system; trials of military personnel involved in alleged human rights violations; and the assessment of court martial’s compliance with human rights laws and principles.. The consultant will be required to produce this report in accordance with the specific required output as well as specific recommendations for appropriate transfer strategy to enhance fair trial guarantees and principles of natural justice. Cite challenges faced and possible interventions by UHRC.

Timeframe:

December 15thst 2011 - Signing of contract – 40% disbursement of fee
December 15th - 22nd 2011 – Submission of work plan and calendar or events
February 15th, 2012 – Inception report
Feb– July, 2012 – Court monitoring and technical meetings convened July15th 2012
Presentation of final Analytical study report – 60% disbursement of fee.

Reporting:

The consultant will be directly supervised by the Director, Monitoring and Inspections of the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the UN Human Rights Office in Uganda until completion of the assignment.

Competencies

Required Competencies

Minimum 7 years experience in criminal justice practice preferably with proven understanding of the functioning and procedures of the court martial system in Uganda
Experience and proven record of working on projects including designing and development analytical research reports using relevant methodologies and tools.
Demonstrable analytical, writing, research and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts and donor and UN partners.
Knowledge and experience in human rights will be an added advantage
Understanding of UHRC and OHCHR’s mission, policies and processes.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Degree in law with specialised experience in criminal justice practice and procedure.
Advanced degree in International Human Rights Law would be an asset.
Contact details of the last three clients for whom similar work was completed must be given for reference checks.

Language:

Fluency and excellent command of written and spoken English is a necessity.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

I. Job Proposal:

Letter of Interest.
Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment
A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

II. Personal CV Highlighting past experience in similar projects. Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

III. Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee, lump sum fee or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment (e.g. travel costs, translation interpretation, holding of workshops/focus group discussion etc).

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the job and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To Apply;
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=27553

Deadline;22nd January 2012

Electricity Regulatory Authority Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Management Accountant
Reports to: Manager Financial Services


Job Purpose:
To deliver appropriate financial information to support ERA’s management decisions and compliance requirements. Contribute to the continuous development of systems and procedures that ensure prudent financial management

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop a co-ordinated all-inclusive tax compliance and planning framework for ERA and tools to monitor its implementation
• Management of withdrawing tax interface with suppliers, including following up prompt provision of withholding tax certificates
• Ensure that ERA’s budget fits within the overall medium term plan and expenditure frame work
• Assist the manager financial services to maintain an up to date non-current assets register

Key Outputs:
• ERA Budgets and budget performance reports
• ERA external and internal financial reporting including financial statements, management accounts and relevant forecasts
• ERA payroll and related reporting

Key Competencies:
• Excellent Accounting and financial Management Skills
• Versatility across ERA’s relevant financial contexts
• Very good analytical computer skills

Training and Experience:
• At least an IFAC recognized professional qualification as ACCA, ICAEW, ICPAU
• An honors degree in commerce or business administration
• At least 3 years of highly relevant work experience
• Applicants must be 27-35 years of age

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
• Certificates of academic/ professional qualifications and CV
• Address (including day time telephone, fax or e-mail of the applicant
• Address of three referees

Addressed to:
The Director Financial & Administrative Services
Electricity Regulatory Authority
Plot 15 Shimoni Road
P.O Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: January 28th 2012

Job at Electricity Regulatory Authority in Uganda

Job Title: Head internal Audit
Reports to: The Authority (Board)

Job Purpose:
To provide independent and objective assurance services that will add value by improving efficiency and effectiveness in ERA’s operations

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop risk universe that identifies risks and priorities audit interventions to optimize resource usage and present this to the authority for approval. The scope should cover the following among others
• Review the authority’s risk and make appropriate recommendations
• Provide assurance to the authority that all controls and governance processes in ERA are managed effectively to enable the authority achieve it’s strategic objectives
• Carryout any other duties as may be assigned by the Authority

Competencies:
Minimum Education and Qualifications:
• Strong numeric, analytical, and financial skills
• Through grasp of standards, regulations, and best practices in auditing and accounting
• Competent in auditing or working with computerized accounting and enterprise systems

Key outputs:
• Quarterly comprehensive Audit reports to the authority
• Follow up implementation of audit recommendations and management action plans

Education & Training
• An honors Degree in commerce, Finance, business administration or financial economics
• A post graduate qualification in management finance or related discipline will be an added advantage
Experience:
At least 5 years of relevant experience in auditing
Previous audit work in corporate/ statutory bodies will be an added advantage
Age: applicant will be above 30 years of age


How to Apply:
Applicants must submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
• Certificates of academic/ professional qualifications and CV
• Address (including day time telephone, fax or e-mail of the applicant
• Address of three referees

Addressed to:
The Director Financial & Administrative Services
Electricity Regulatory Authority
Plot 15 Shimoni Road
P.O Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: January 28th 2012

Banking Officer Jobs at Bank of Uganda

JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL BANKING OFFICER, RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
(2 POSITIONS)
RANK: HEAD OF SECTION (SPBO/PBO)
REPORTS TO: DEPUTY DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
 Provide timely and reliable information and analysis of the developments in the
economy to Director Research, Executive Director Research and other stakeholders;
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 Monitor developments in the macro-economy to ensure consistency and coordination
between monetary and fiscal policies;
 Undertake empirical research and produce macroeconomic forecasts to inform policy
and forward looking monetary policy framework;
 Provide empirically based policy advice in support of monetary, exchange rate and
financial policy formulation; and,
 Liaise with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED),
other departments within the Bank and other institutions for the proper management of
the economy.

MAIN ACTIVITIES
 Initiate basic and applied research pertinent to economic policy formulation and
implementation by Bank of Uganda.
 Prepare initial empirical reports on macroeconomic forecast to inform the monetary
policy process.
 Liaise with various stakeholders and other organizations regarding data required for
micro-macro analysis and simulations;
 Perform preliminary cleaning, organization and updating of the database;
 Participate in the production and analysis of short-term early warning and leading
indicators to inform the monetary policy process;
 Prepare initial policy briefs, background papers and reports for the senior management
of Bank of Uganda and Government of Uganda; and,
 Undertake any other duties assigned from time to time by the Executive Director,
Research and Director, Research.

OUTPUTS
 Macro econometric models of the Ugandan economy;
 Policy simulations using macroeconomic models;
 Reports of the modeling exercises;
 Timely and reliable early warning and leading indicators;
 Macroeconomic forecasts;
 Empirical research papers; and,
 Technical policy briefs.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS
 At least a Masters Degree in either of the following fields: 1) Economics; 2) Statistics; 3)
Econometrics, with a bias against terminal Masters Programmme. A PhD in economics is
an added advantage.

WORKING EXPERIENCE
 At least three (3) years of relevant working experience in academia or a research-based
institution; and,
 Must have published at least one (1) article in a reputable journal.

AGE
 Should be between 27 and 35 years of age.
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How to Apply:

 All applications must be forwarded electronically using the iRecruitment Application on
the BOU website, www.bou.or.ug/, under Careers in BOU. A help manual to guide
prospective candidates through the application procedure can be accessed by using the
hyperlink Bank of Uganda iRecruitment Instructions
 Candidates MUST ensure that they indicate the class of their degree(s) in their
applications.
 Attachments to the application(s) MUST include; Scanned copies of academic and
professional certificates, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae which should include names of
three (3) referees and their contacts. The maximum size of attachments is 500Kb.
Multiple documents of sizes smaller than 500Kb can be attached.
Please note that:
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 The appointing authority reserves the right to appoint successful candidates to a higher
or lower level than advertised, as deemed fit.
The remuneration packages are competitive and attractive.
Applications should reach not later than Monday January 30, 2012.
MANAGEMENT


Deadline: 30th January 2012

Bank of Uganda Jobs

JOB TITLE: HEAD, ECONOMIC MODELLING AND FORECASTING DIVISION
(1 POSITION)
RANK: DEPUTY DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
 Ensure that there is an acceptable framework for macroeconomic modeling;
 Monitor closely and advise on staff in the Division on potential areas of improvement in
modeling;
 Pursue any other duties prescribed from time to time, by the Executive Director,
Research and Policy and by the Director, Research; and,
 Deputize and/or assist the Director, Research Department on modeling and technical
aspects of the Department.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES
 To provide empirically based policy advice in support of monetary, exchange rate and
financial policy formulation;
 Undertake long term macroeconomic modeling and forecasting;
 Produce high quality empirical research through regular reports and research papers
 Develop a large macroeconomic model of the Ugandan Economy;
 Develop small and medium term models to support the macro models;
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 Assists the Director Research in the day-to-day administration of the Division, including
assignments of duties to staff within the Division; and,
 Continuous appraisal of work performance of staff in the Division.

MAIN OUTPUTS
 Policy oriented research papers for senior management.
 Large macro econometric model of the Ugandan economy.
 Small and medium term models.
 Policy advice based on well specified empirical models of the Ugandan economy.
 Periodic forecasts of various macroeconomic indicators, including inflation, exchange
rates, interest rates and real economic activity.
 Staff appraisal reports.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS
 A PhD in Economics with a bias in Macroeconomics.
WORKING EXPERIENCE
 At least four (4) years of relevant working experience in academia or a research based
institution;
 Must have published at least two (2) articles in reputable journals;
AGE
 Should be between 35 and 45 years of age.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
 Computer literacy;
 Good analytical and policy oriented report writing;
 Good interpersonal relations; and,
 Good communication skills.


How to Apply:

 All applications must be forwarded electronically using the iRecruitment Application on
the BOU website, www.bou.or.ug/, under Careers in BOU. A help manual to guide
prospective candidates through the application procedure can be accessed by using the
hyperlink Bank of Uganda iRecruitment Instructions
 Candidates MUST ensure that they indicate the class of their degree(s) in their
applications.
 Attachments to the application(s) MUST include; Scanned copies of academic and
professional certificates, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae which should include names of
three (3) referees and their contacts. The maximum size of attachments is 500Kb.
Multiple documents of sizes smaller than 500Kb can be attached.
Please note that:
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 The appointing authority reserves the right to appoint successful candidates to a higher
or lower level than advertised, as deemed fit.
The remuneration packages are competitive and attractive.
Applications should reach not later than Monday January 30, 2012.
MANAGEMENT


Deadline: 30th January 2012

Jobs at Bank of Uganda

Job Title: HEAD, POLICY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
(1 POSITION)
RANK: DEPUTY DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
 Advising Director Research on appropriate policy strategies related to macroeconomic
management in Uganda;
 Ensuring that the Division regularly advises on monetary, financial, external and real
sector policy issues, and those areas of structural policies that may affect the conduct of
monetary policy;
 Accountable for the policy and technical aspects of the Department; and,
 Assist the Director in the day-to-day administration of the Division, including
assignment of duties to staff within the division.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES
 Ensure that the Bank's monetary policy is formulated within a well-coordinated
Financial Program from month to month;

 Advise on the Financial Policy aspects needed for the effective conduct of monetary
policy;
 Ensure that there is an acceptable Framework of the Monetary Program for Uganda from
time to time, which can be negotiated with the Government of Uganda, the World Bank
and International Monetary Fund Missions to Uganda;
 Advise Director Research on harmonizing monetary and financial policy with fiscal
policy;
 Represent the Bank on the Government Cash flow Committee; the Balance of Payments
working Group; and the Macroeconomic Monitoring Committee;
 Closely monitor and advise on potential areas of harmonization of monetary, financial
and external sector policies with member countries of Regional Economic Blocks to
which Uganda is a member, multilateral agencies and other bilateral agencies;
 Advise the Director Research on trade policy issues that are likely to affect the balance of
payments position and overall macroeconomic management;
 Regularly advise on macroeconomic policies and developments in other regional
partners that may affect the overall macroeconomic policy environment in Uganda and
the regional integration agenda;
 Ensure the implementation of decisions made by various regional integration organs,
continuously monitor and review the progress of implementation of past decisions, and
facilitate the coordination and dissemination of information within the bank, and
between the bank and line ministries, ministries responsible for regional cooperation and
the regional Secretariats;
 Represent the Bank as an alternate member in local preparatory and coordination
meetings with government line ministries and other stakeholders and in other regional
fora;
 Deputize and/or assist the Director Research on the policy and technical aspects of the
Department;
 Ensure that the policy aspects of the monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of BOU are
presented in a coordinated manner; and,
 Pursue other work arising from own innovation and any other duties prescribed from
time to time by the Executive Director, Research and the Director, Research.

MAIN OUTPUTS
 Policy oriented papers for senior management, covering weekly monetary trends,
monthly and quarterly monetary and banking developments, and policy
recommendations based on trends in current and prospective monetary trends and
developments;
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 Policy advice reports to BOU's management on developments and policy prescriptions
regarding macroeconomic management in Uganda;
 Policy-oriented research papers on monetary policy and financial sector policy, regional
integration and trade policy issues and any other aspects of structural policy that are
pertinent to macroeconomic management in Uganda; and,
 Summaries of seminars and debates organized by the division in the area of monetary
and financial policies.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS
 A PhD in Economics with a bias in Macroeconomics.
WORKING EXPERIENCE
 At least four (4) years of relevant working experience in academia or a research based
institution;
 Must have published at least two (2) articles in reputable journals;
AGE
 Should be between 35 and 45 years of age.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
 Computer literacy;
 Good analytical and policy oriented report writing skills; and,
 Good interpersonal relations.



How to Apply:

 All applications must be forwarded electronically using the iRecruitment Application on
the BOU website, www.bou.or.ug/, under Careers in BOU. A help manual to guide
prospective candidates through the application procedure can be accessed by using the
hyperlink Bank of Uganda iRecruitment Instructions
 Candidates MUST ensure that they indicate the class of their degree(s) in their
applications.
 Attachments to the application(s) MUST include; Scanned copies of academic and
professional certificates, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae which should include names of
three (3) referees and their contacts. The maximum size of attachments is 500Kb.
Multiple documents of sizes smaller than 500Kb can be attached.
Please note that:
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 The appointing authority reserves the right to appoint successful candidates to a higher
or lower level than advertised, as deemed fit.
The remuneration packages are competitive and attractive.
Applications should reach not later than Monday January 30, 2012.



Deadline: 30th January 2012

Tractor Driver Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization

Job Title: TRACTOR DRIVER

Job Ref: Abi 05/2012 (1 vacancy)

Salary Scale: UR 7

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Operating tractor and implements to plough and furrow agricultural land for precision planting of seed crops
2. Attaching tractor implements weighing up to 100 pounds, such as graders, plough, discs and backhoes.
3. Operating tractor and trailer to transport farm products, livestock and materials to specified locations, loading/offloading farm products, livestock and other material supplies with due regard to environmental safety
4. Undertaking routine and preventive maintenance of tractor by checking and topping up the level of fuel, oil water, battery electrodes and tyre pressure before operating the tractor
5. Inspecting the tractor oil, hydraulic lines and other components, some of which are located underneath
6. Regularly cleaning the tractor and its implements, changing tyres as well as making minor repairs or adjustments and calibrations
7. Calibrating agricultural implements such as chemical spray nozzles, operate plough and furrower and perform routine tractor maintenance according to specifications
8. Maintaining records of the tractors daily activity showing journey, mileage, fuel, oil and signature of authorizing officer to account for all the journeys made
9. Taking the tractor for major service or repairs in accordance to planned preventive maintenance schedule or insurance accident report

Qualifications and Experience

1. A valid tractor Driving Permit without any endorsements
2. Uganda Certificate of Education (O level) with a pass in English language
3. Two years relevant experience in operating tractors and attached implements

Key Competencies

1. Ability to interpret and follow operating manuals and maintenance manuals
2. Ability to perform safety inspections, recognize and report mechanical problems, perform preventive maintenance check (oil and all fluid levels, tyre pressure) etc.
3. Must demonstrate 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without corrective lenses, and have a 70 degree field of vision in each eye and not be color blind
4. Ability to operate vehicles in inclement and severe weather conditions, in mountainous areas or on rough steep terrain and loose surfaces such as sand, gravel or mud
5. Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams
6. Good communication and interpersonal skills

Applicants should not be above 40 years

Employment Terms:

Successful candidates will be employed on four years’ contract renewal renewable on satisfactory performance.

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the indicated requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day time telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees as well as copies of professional Certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5.00 pm, Monday 6th February 2012. Applicants should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 219, Arua

Deadline:6th February 2012

Crop Technician Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization

Job Title: CROP AGRONOMY TECHNICIAN

Job Ref: Abi 04/2012 (1 vacancy)

Salary Scale: UR 6

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Independently employing knowledge of farming principles and practices to develop and implement experimental field plans and budgets
2. Preparing experimental fields and materials such as seeds, fertilizer, measurement instruments and other supplies for undertaking field experiments
3. Preparing the experimental plot, planting seeds and labeling each experimental block according to the field plan
4. Collecting data, specimens and samples at various experimental plots and overseeing management of experiments and records
5. analyzing experimental data, interpreting results and preparing charts and graphs in order to support the documentation of research findings and results
6. Conducting crop disease and pest surveillance
7. Participating in harvesting and post harvest activities including drying and packing
8. Participating in baseline surveys to determine farmer needs and production constraints as well as establish the impact of technology adoption
9. Participating in developing and delivering education and training programmes to farmers and other stakeholders including students on visits and attachments
10. Providing support to the Scientists undertaking agricultural research on experimental plots
11. Performing any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor and the Director

Qualifications and Experience

1. Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent qualifications gained from a reputable educational institution
2. At least two years experience in Crop agronomy experimentation work gained from a reputable organization

Key Competencies

1. Ability to control field experiments and agricultural operations
2. Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams
3. Customer responsiveness
4. Proficiency in computer software applications and statistical packages
5. Good communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the indicated requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day time telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees as well as copies of professional Certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5.00 pm, Monday 6th February 2012. Applicants should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 219, Arua

Deadline:6th February 2012

Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organisation- Health Technician

Job Title: ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Job Ref: Abi 03/2012 (1 vacancy)

Salary Scale: UR 6

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Attending to livestock and undertaking activities such as spraying, vaccinations, deworming, dehorning, castration, tagging, insemination, diagnosis and treatment, weighing, milking and general maintenance of the paddock
2. Preparing animal feeds and ensuring that the right quality and quantity of feed is given to animals
3. Undertaking routine maintenance of instruments, equipment and facilities including installation and calibration
4. Conducting disease surveillance by visiting farmers to establish extent of disease and ticks outbreak
5. Developing a field plan for conducting experiments, preparing materials such as measurement instruments, tools and other equipment for undertaking field experiments
6. Collecting data, specimens and samples of insects and ticks from vegetation and farm animals at various experimental plots according to work plan
7. Collection, preservation, and identification of genera and species of insects and ticks to identify diseases they cause
8. Analyzing experimental data, interpreting results and preparing charts and graphs in order to support the documentation of research findings and results
9. Participating in baseline surveys to determine farmer needs and production constraints as well as establish the impact of technology adoption
10. Participate in developing and delivering education and training programmes to farmers and other stakeholders including students on visits and attachments
11. Participate in livestock exhibitions and other programmes designed for technology transfer

Qualifications and Experience

1. Diploma in Veterinary Science or equivalent qualifications
2. Two years relevant experience gained from a reputable organization

Key Competencies

1. Knowledge of livestock, insects and other micro organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment
2. Ability to listen, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken words and in writing
3. Proficiency in computer software applications and statistical packages
4. Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams
How to Apply:
Interested persons with the indicated requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day time telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees as well as copies of professional Certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5.00 pm, Monday 6th February 2012. Applicants should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 219, Arua

Deadline:6th February 2012

Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organisation- Entomology Technician

Job Title: CROP ENTOMOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Job Ref: Abi 02/2012 (1 vacancy)

Salary Scale: UR 6

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Developing a field plan and preparing materials, measurement instruments and other supplies for undertaking field experiments
2. Participating in baseline surveys to determine needs and entomology constraints as well as establish the impact of technology adoption
3. Collecting data, specimens and samples at various experimental plots
4. Participate in developing and delivering education and training programmes to farmers and other stakeholders including students on visits and attachments
5. Participate in agricultural exhibitions and other programmes designed for dissemination of research findings and technology transfer.
6. Undertaking routine maintenance of instruments, equipment and facilities including installation and calibration
7. Providing input on the development of the annual budget, especially item and cost specifications
8. Requisition for laboratory materials and equipment according to approved budget
9. Conduct environmental monitoring and compliance activities for the protection of natural resources
10. Observing health and safety procedures and guidelines
11. Analyzing experimental data, interpreting results and preparing charts and graphs in order to support the documentation of research findings and results.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Ordinary Diploma in Agriculture. Two years’ relevant experience in crop Entomology.

Qualifications and Experience

1. Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent qualifications
2. Two years relevant experience in Entomology Related work gained from a reputable organization

Key Competencies

1. Knowledge of insect pests plants, their functions, interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment including impact on agricultural production
2. Ability to listen, understand and communicate information on ideas presented through spoken words and in writing
3. Ability to control laboratory operations comprising equipment or systems
4. Proficiency in computer software applications and statistical packages
5. Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams
How to Apply:
Interested persons with the indicated requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day time telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees as well as copies of professional Certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5.00 pm, Monday 6th February 2012. Applicants should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 219, Arua

Deadline:6th February 2012

Jobs Vacancies at NARO in Uganda

Job Title: SOIL FERTILITY TECHNICIAN

Job Ref: Abi 01/2012 (1 vacancy)

Salary Scale: UR 6

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Providing support to the Soil Fertility Scientist in undertaking agricultural research on soil management and utilization technologies for agricultural production
2. Preparing and maintaining laboratory materials, setting up, adjusting, calibrating, cleaning, maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory and field equipment
3. Visiting farmers to identify soil fertility problems and indigenous traditional knowledge used to manage the problems in targeted areas
4. Collecting and analyzing soil specimens and plant samples
5. Receiving and preparing laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols in order to ensure effective storage, handling, and disposal of samples and specimens of different cereals for isolation, analysis and labeling
6. Measuring or weighing compounds and solutions for use in testing as well as preserving, isolating and analyzing samples and specimens as directed
7. Processing samples by grinding, drying, packaging, weighing, incubation, sterilization, digesting, extraction and also using the centrifuge
8. Conducting standardized soil tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of physical or chemical substances in different types of soils
9. Monitor and observe experiments, collect and analyze data, recording production and testing data for evaluation as well as preparing reports of results
10. Analyzing experimental data, interpreting results and writing reports and summaries of findings
11. Collect meteorological information and data covering weather parameters such as rain, temperature, humidity, moisture, solar radiation, evaporation, wind-speed and direction and analysis of meteorological data to establish weather patterns
12. Collaborating with Scientists in disseminating and presenting research results to multi-sectoral stakeholders

Qualifications and Experience

1. Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent qualifications
2. Two years relevant experience in soil fertility analysis gained from a reputable organization

Key Competencies

1. Knowledge of soils and plants, their functions, interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment including impact on agricultural production
2. Ability to listen, understand and communicate information on ideas presented through spoken words and in writing
3. Ability to control laboratory operations comprising equipment or systems
4. Proficiency in computer software applications and statistical packages
5. Ability to participate in multidisciplinary work teams


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the indicated requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed curriculum vitae giving day time telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees as well as copies of professional Certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5.00 pm, Monday 6th February 2012. Applicants should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 219, Arua

Deadline:6th February 2012

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