Jobs at People Performance Group in Uganda- Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager
With his or her duty in Kampala and reporting to the Operations and Administration director, the marketing manager will be responsible for creating a market environment that will eventually result into moving sales volumes of the whole product portfolio

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct market research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities for existing and future/ potential products
• Develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products
• Monitor, review and report on all marketing activities and results

Education, Knowledge and Experience:
• Degree in marketing, BBA and other related disciplines from a recognized university/ institution
• A masters degree in marketing
• Computer literacy is a must

How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address below. All applications shall be marked with position name

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

Deadline: 2nd February 2012

UNDP Jobs in Uganda- Administrative Assistant

Job Title:ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - REGISTRY&HOUSING (RE-ADVERTISED)
Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 03-Feb-12
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : GS-4
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 02-Apr-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : One year

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Associate, the Administrative Assistant /Registry and Housing provides reliable registry services and assists in the management of the office building and UN village.

The Administrative Assistant/ Registry and Housing demonstrates a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

* Maintenance of the registry system;
* Effective mail and pouch management and cost recovery for related services to agencies;
* Management of the UN Housing.

Ensures maintenance of registry system focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Set up and maintenance of the office filing system in accordance with the UNDP Global Filing System and the Office intranet/E-documentation;
* Opening of new subject files as required and disposal of old files in accordance with the established retention schedule;
* Maintenance of archives, making sure files are properly stored and accessible; safe keeping of documents according to the office E-documentation system;
* Provision of photocopies of material from the confidential registry files, as requested by staff. Assistance in the collection of reference and background material from registry files;
* Establishment and maintenance of records system of file movements within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files using efficiently the office intranet system;
* Preparation of correspondence and reports related to registry activities;
* Participation in the creation and maintenance of an electronic registry/archive system in close cooperation with the ICT staff.

Ensures provision of effective mail management using the office intranet and E-documentation focusing on achievement of the following results:

* Receipt, registration, coding and forwarding of incoming faxes, letters and other correspondence to proper department/unit/officer;
* Registration and dispatch of the outgoing communications, including pouch, and follow-up distribution. Prepares the summary of enclosure forms and necessary documents and maintains the file on pouches received to ensure that all bags are accounted for;
* Ensures cost recovery on Pouch Operations prorating and billing of user agencies.

Assist in managing the UN Housing focusing on the achievement of the following results:

* Preparation of tenancy agreement; announce availability of vacant houses, facilitates inspection of houses by intending tenants, receives complaints from tenants and reports to the supervisor;
* Monitoring of rent payments and payment for utilities;
* Facilitation and maintenance of records on repair of houses and equipment, generator, lawn mower etc.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the CO services.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

* Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
* Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

* Shares knowledge and experience;
* Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

* Demonstrates good IT skills;
* Good knowledge of the UNDP Global filing system;
* Understanding of UNDP operations procedures.

Leadership and Self-Management:

* Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
* Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
* Responds positively to critical feedback and different points of view.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

* Secondary Education.

Experience:

* 4 years of relevant work experience;
* Ability to work with computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Language Requirements:

* Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=27688

Deadline:03-Feb-2012

FINCA International Jobs in Uganda- IS Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Ideal profile:

- University Degree in computer science or equivalent,

- Oracle database management and administration,

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

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

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

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

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

- Excellent project management skills,

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

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

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

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

- High level of confidentiality required,

- Fluency in English required

- Some domestic travel (up to 30%).


FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=C8919873C2D205A712BCAF8909B6A798.NA6_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1

Deadline: 30th January 2012

FINCA International Jobs in Uganda- Financial Officer

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

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

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=C8919873C2D205A712BCAF8909B6A798.NA6_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1

Deadline: 30th January 2012

Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda- Specialist Consultant

Job title: Regional Research & Marketing Specialist Consultant, Africa region
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 904
# of openings: 1
Description

FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 900,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA is a pioneer in providing microfinance products and services including credit, savings and money transfers to the lowest income entrepreneurs.

FINCA International is currently looking for a Regional Research & Marketing Specialist Consultant (RRMS) for FINCA to serve in the Africa region. The RRMS position reports to the Regional Director for Africa and is part of the regional ‘hub’ office with frequent travel within the assigned region. Position will be based in Tanzania or Uganda. In order to enhance customer service, and overall customer and market intelligence, the RRMS will be responsible to 1) build local marketing and research capacity of the subsidiaries, 2) develop agreed upon marketing & research tools, policies and procedures, 3) ensure that research and marketing efforts are conducted properly utilizing best practice and following approved policies and procedures and, 4) ensure subsidiaries supply FI with social performance indicators & support external resource mobilization. This function serves as a technical resource and will be carried out in collaboration with subsidiaries Marketing Managers (MMs) and close technical coordination by FINCA International’s Senior Manger for Customer Research.

The RRS will facilitate the training of marketing staff in the region and devise cost-effective research protocols to support product development, marketing, customer retention and social assessment, using both statistical and qualitative methodologies. He or she will supervise the design and implementation of country level or regional research projects, including the application of surveys, surveyor training, data quality control, and analysis and dissemination of findings as approved. The RRMS will also support marketing and customer research activities being conducted in the subsidiaries by guiding research planning and execution and contributing to the analysis and presentation of research data and findings. All of these activities will be done in order to improve operational effectiveness by gaining a deeper understanding of FINCA’s value to and interaction with the client. The RRMS will also support the development of research concepts and proposals, with the aim of securing external funding and technical resources that will support FINCA’s objectives and, at the same time, strengthen its leadership in the industry.

Ideal profile:

* A graduate degree in International Economics, International Development, Banking or Finance or related field,
* Five to ten years of professional experience, preferably either directly in marketing and customer research or in a position utilizing such research,
* Proven ability to make business decisions based on quantitative or qualitative customer and market research.
* Knowledge of financial services sector
* African regional experience
* Enjoy mentoring and developing others
* Ability to work under minimum supervision,
* Demonstrated capacity to document processes and outcomes
* At a minimum, a thorough understanding of the process for conducting research,
* Well developed analytical skills
* Advanced expertise using Excel and preferably also statistical analysis software such as SPSS or STATA
* Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills,
* Fluency in English required, fluency in French or Kiswahili preferred,
* Ability to travel up to 100% internationally.

Applications: Please save your cover letter and resume to a single document, ordered respectively, according to the following naming convention: [Last name, First name]_Africa_RRMS (omit brackets). Only applications with a cover letter will be reviewed. Please provide in your cover letter specific examples of the success you enjoyed developing others in an organization while implementing specific projects as well as any key business process initiatives developed under your guidance.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received no later than 28 February 2012.

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=C8919873C2D205A712BCAF8909B6A798.NA6_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1


Deadline: 28 February 2012

Jobs at Skenya Motors (U) Ltd in Uganda- Welders

Job Title: Welders
Reporting to the Workshop Manager, the chosen applicant will be responsible for welding, fabrication and panel beating

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
• Must have undergone technical or vocational training in welding and fabrication from a recognized institution
• At least 5 years experience, working in a similar environment, preferably gained in an automotive/ workshop environment

How to Apply;
If you believe that you fit the required profile, please submit your cv containing details of your qualifications, experience and skills as well as any certificates and contacts of reference to:

The Workshop Manager
Skenya motors (U) Ltd
P.O Box 71897, Clock Tower
Kampala- Uganda

Deadline: 27th January 2012

Skenya Motors (U) Ltd Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Heavy Commercial Vehicle Electricians
Reporting to the Workshop Manager, the chosen applicants will be responsible for overhauling and repair of electrical components as well as using software/ hardware to diagnose and eliminate fault codes

Qualifications, experience, and skills required
• Must have undergone technical or vocational training at a recognized institution
• At least 5 years experience, working in a similar position, gained in an automotive/ workshop environment
• Excellent Computer skills (knowledge of diagnostics software system)


How to Apply;
If you believe that you fit the required profile, please submit your cv containing details of your qualifications, experience and skills as well as any certificates and contacts of reference to:

The Workshop Manager
Skenya motors (U) Ltd
P.O Box 71897, Clock Tower
Kampala- Uganda

Deadline: 27th January 2012

Jobs at Skenya Motors (U) Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technicians/ Mechanics
Reporting to the Workshop Manager the chosen applicants will be responsible for repair and Maintenance of heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV’s)

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
• Qualified motor vehicle technicians holding part 2 or part 3 certificates
• Knowledge of repair of HCV Diesel Engines
• Must have undergone technical or vocational training at a
• Recognized institution
• At least 5 years working experience, working in a similar position

How to Apply;
If you believe that you fit the required profile, please submit your cv containing details of your qualifications, experience and skills as well as any certificates and contacts of reference to:

The Workshop Manager
Skenya motors (U) Ltd
P.O Box 71897, Clock Tower
Kampala- Uganda

Deadline: 27th January 2012

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