Jobs at International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Uganda

Job title: Deputy Chief of Party


Job Summary:

This position requires a committed, skilled and innovative team player. The DCOP will take responsibility for providing leadership and strategic guidance on the technical program and management issues for the project and its support to TSOs and districts to facilitate achieving the project purpose. The DCOP will serve as the leading technical voice on social and child protection programming, multisectoral approaches to social development and project planning and management.

Specifically, the DCOP will undertake situational and program analysis and develop appropriate programmatic responses; will speak with authority on technical issues and advocate for key issues with diverse constituency groups; will develop and disseminate technical information and resources; will cultivate and manage relationships with government counterparts and other key stakeholders. S/he will lead on ensuring that technical strategies, approaches and plans are developed in response to the changing context and needs and interests of various stakeholders, and aligning the technical requirements with the project goals and objectives.

Job Description

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is implementing a 5-year (June, 2010-2015), USAID funded project focusing on Strengthening Local Government response for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (SUNRISE-OVC Project). The purpose of the project is to strengthen sustainable Local Government and community systems that will improve access, utilisation, coverage and quality of comprehensive essential services for vulnerable children. Currently operating in 80 districts under the leadership of the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, the project is implemented through zonal Technical Services Organizations (TSOs) that provide an array of technical assistance to the districts. With its international secretariat offices based in Brighton, UK, the Alliance seeks to recruit a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for SUNRISE-OVC project based in Kampala, Uganda

Specific Responsibilities:

•Provide overall technical leadership at the programmatic level for the SUNRISE OVC Project, and ensure that the overall program goals and objectives are achieved.
•Responsible for designing technical strategies and approaches, monitoring and evaluation, and maintaining technical program quality in line with agreed upon program goals and objectives.
•Provide technical, administrative and programmatic support to the project advisors and other technical staff .
•Develop and maintain linkages and networks internal and external to SUNRISE Project to exploit learning, sharing and dissemination of information opportunities with important players in the social development and HIV/AIDS sector in Uganda and elsewhere

Work conditions:

The position involves approximately 25% travel spent in the districtssupporting and guiding programs as well as developing linkages with other important development agencies and partners.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

•Masters degree in Social Policy/Planning, Human Rights, International Development or other relevant field/discipline
•7-9 years of experience in senior positions of increasing complexity and responsibility for program management and design in large similar NGO or development agency
•Prior experience in strategic technical programming work at national and/or regional level supporting local governments and civil society organizations
•Required technical skills particularly sufficient social and child protection background to help carry out situational and program analysis and develop appropriate programmatic responses
•Broad and deep understanding of the full range of the child rights and protection policy, legal and institutional frameworks gained through solid operational experience
•A strong track record of achieving demonstrated results on the ground
•Experience in managing USAID programs or other bilateral funded programs in the social development and HIV/AIDS sector in Uganda and/or elsewhere.

Required Skills and Abilities:

•Outstanding interpersonal and partnership skills
•Ability to work with considerable autonomy as well as ability to manage a high volume work flow and through a whole spectrum of activities from the strategic level to specific technical implementation issues
•Ability to plan and manage staff to deliver quality results, and ability to focus on results and deliver what is promised
•Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•An ability to lead a large group of diverse and committed individuals and mould them into a coordinated and cohesive team


Suitable candidates for the above post should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to:

All applications should be delivered and registered at the above address during official working hours (8.30am- 5.00pm). Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Chief of Party,
International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Uganda, SUNRISE-OVC Project,
Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo,
P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: 15 March 2012

Jobs at Hospice Africa Uganda- Vice Chancellor

Job Title:Vice Chancellor


Education in Palliative Care commenced at Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) in 1993. It started with training health workers at certificate level followed by Diploma through Distance Learning programmes that have been expanded to degree level. HAU is affiliated to Makerere University through which successful candidates are awarded their diplomas and degrees. Last year the Education Department at HAU was recognised as an Institute of Higher Learning by the National Council for Higher Education.

We are now seeking a dynamic leader (Vice Chancellor) for this Institute, who has experience in palliative care and/or higher education. The applicant should have experience in University administration at the level of a Dean or Head of Department.

Job Purpose:

To be a face for Africa and the world, for the new Institute, this is the only such Palliative Care training facility in Africa today. To promote teaching of excellence adapted to the African economic and cultural circumstances; to promote research and publications within all areas of palliative care.

Specific Duties:

•To promote and carry forward the overall vision of HAU and within that, the Institute, in line with the spirit and ethos of HAU and other African countries
•To ensure the improvement, continuation of teaching programmes while introducing and improving new programmes in line with recent advances in palliative medicine.
•To promote teaching and research within the Institute while producing trainers through programmes for the rest of Africa.
•To be a visionary leader to the Team of the Institute
•To coordinate report with the Director of Donor Liaison and Advocacy
•Together with the Senior Management Team develop strategies for sustainability and growth for HAU
•Together with the Senior Management Team develop and implement fundraising strategies for HAU
•Together with the Financial Director to oversee budgets and accountability through transparency.
•Upgrade Hospice profile through information sharing with donors and other stake holders
•To network with other Institutions of Higher Learning especially with those in the field of Palliative Care

Minimum Requirements:

•A doctorate and/or post graduate degree in palliative medicine or related specialty.
•Post graduate degrees in development studies, economics, business, education, social sciences, or other related fields would be considered.
•At least five years of program management experience, preferably in a University or Institution of Higher Learning.
•At least 10 published papers and experience in research in the medical setting.
•Previous experience in Africa is an added advantage.
•Referees upholding high integrity and an active team player in previous postings

To apply:

Qualified and interested candidates should email a detailed resume with a cover letter indicating three work related referees to the address below.

The Human Resource and Administration Director
Hospice Africa Uganda
PO Box 7757 Kampala
Makindye Rd, opposite ARA,

Closing Date: 30 March 2012

Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Visa Clerk

Job Title: Visa Clerk

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Number: 005/2012 Date: 2/23/2012

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

POSITION: Visa Clerk
OPENING DATE: February 23, 2012
CLOSING DATE: March 7, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/week


"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Visa Clerk in the Consular Section." Position is temporary with end date not to exceed June 30th 2012.

Incumbent serves as Visa Clerk and performs a broad range of Consular Services. Screens documentation and information from a variety of sources to organize and track visa requests according to a relatively complicated set of laws and procedures, and prepares cases for review by the Consular Officer (or other Visa Adjudicating Official). Interacts with the public on a daily basis, responding to window, phone, and email inquiries, and provides clear written and oral communication and excellent customer service. Follows established standard operating procedures. Position is a temporary position to be filled in case of long-term absence of other Consular staff or during times of peak visa demand.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Completion of two years college studies (diploma) in social sciences, public administration and management, secretarial, development studies, law, education, human resources management, project planning, ethics and development, finance and management, languages or business administration is required.
2. Work Experience: Two years of experience working in an office environment, consular area and/or public service environment is required.
3. Language: Level IV (fluent) English speaking, reading and writing ability is required. Ability to translate Luganda or Runyankole/Rutoro/Rukiga, Luo, Ateso, Lusoga Level III (good working knowledge) is also required.
4. Knowledge: Understanding of local immigration policies and procedures is required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Fast and accurate data entry skills and attention to detail, ability to read, interpret, and act in accordance with complex regulations and instructions, ability to work independently and exercise tact and discretion in dealing with the public; work under continuous pressure, exercise good judgment in referring cases to officers, write clear and concise correspondence.


When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

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

Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5

By Fax:

Or by e-mail:

Deadline: 7th March 2012

Jobs at Relief International (RI) in Uganda- Agricultural Specialist

Job Title: Agricultural Specialist, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 26 April 2012

JOB TITLE: Agricultural Specialist

LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda, with travel to other areas in Uganda


SUMMARY: Relief International (RI) is currently recruiting Agricultural Specialist candidates for an anticipated multi-year nutrition program in Uganda. The program will increase local capacity to manufacture fortified food products using locally sourced materials and distribute them in Uganda. The Agricultural Specialist will be based in Kampala and travel to other program areas in Uganda.


* Plan and implement activities to increase agricultural production of small scale farmers
* Work with farmers and farming cooperatives to set and implement quality standards for agricultural products
* Work closely with the Chief of Party to develop work plans (interim and annual) and budgets based on expected program outputs and results.
* Monitor household food security and gross margin per unit of land, among other indicators
* Manage food security team on all areas of implementation
* Work with local partners and government officials to implement food security activities

* Eight or more years of experience in the field of agriculture
* A master's degree in a relevant field preferred
* Experience working with small scale farmers
* Experience with peanuts or oilseeds preferred
* Ability to live, work, and travel in Uganda.
* Previous experience in East Africa; experience in Uganda preferred.
* Fluent English required; Swahili preferred
* Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
* Demonstrated decision making, problem solving, and team building ability.
* Valid Passport.
* Ugandan nationals who meet these qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: AS-Uganda TAPSIN

How to apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: AS-Uganda TAPSIN

Deadline: 26th April 2012

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