Jobs at Water For People in Uganda- Water Engineer

Job Title: Water & Sanitation Engineer

Water For People    FULL TIME
About this Job:    

Water For People is a USA-based non-profit organization that aims at improving people’s quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Water For People is currently operating in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Water For People Uganda is seeking candidates to fill the above mentioned position based in Kampala.

Job summary: Lead in the development of design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, bill of quantities as per approved standards by the Ministry of Water & Environment; supervision of implementation and contract administration of water supply development including water supply installation and borehole drilling, Water supply construction, and Water spring Protection works, and sanitation facilities and waste disposal systems; Mainstreaming of private sector management approaches in all water related interventions

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Providing technical advisory support to private sector operators of hand pump and gravity fed piped water systems and user committees of community managed water schemes.
2. Assist community based projects to integrate sustainable O&M practices in management of WfP supported water schemes.
3. Assist Local government authorities, Water Boards and User committees to prepare tender documents for soliciting bids/tenders from contractors, and engage entrepreneurs to manage the privately run water schemes.
4. Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of water schemes and supervise contractors overseeing construction and rehabilitation of water schemes and sanitation facilities according to government set standards ensuring quality control.
5. Ensure that the “Everyone, Forever” strategy in Kamwenge District has adequate support for design and implementation of water supply and sanitation activities after exit of Water for People.
6. Develop and implement a long term capacity building programme with partner organisations that embraces organisational and technical issues with local government authorities, private sector and local NGOs within the context of Uganda government sector policy and the changing role of Government.
7. Review latrine designs ensuring that they are appropriate to each given context; aspects such as cost, environmental standards, sustainability should be considered.
8. Keep database of all water supply and sanitation projects implemented under the county program. This to include geo-coordinates of water points, water quality, quantity and depths of boreholes and shallow wells etc.

Required Qualifications and Skills
1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Water and Sanitation Engineering Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
2. Computer literacy particularly in AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Power point, and SPSS.
3. Ability to lead and work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable and patient
4. Ability to plan own work, work under pressure when faced with competing demands.
5. Ability to communicate both written and spoken English, be innovative
6. Ability to work away from workstation and travelling in remote and / or rural environments.
7. Demonstrable analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee activities.
This position will report directly to the Country Director.

How to apply:    

Please note that Prior work experience not a requirement.
The position offers a career growth opportunity. If you meet the above criteria, hand deliver or email your application together with a detailed CV and copies of certificates, salary history, a day time telephone contact, and three referees including their telephone and email to:
Administrative and Procurement Manager, Water For People Uganda, Plot 9 Olumi Close, Kitante,(just below the Rwanda High Commission), P.O. Box 1420 Kampala, Uganda, Email: The closing date for receipt of applications is COB Friday, 15 June 2012.

Deadline: 15th June 2012

Jobs at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in Uganda

Job Title: Linkage Coordinator

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Number of vacant positions: 3
Locations: Masaka, St. Balikuddembe & Soroti clinics

Reporting to: Doctor incharge
Purpose: S/he will be responsible for monitoring of all HIV positive clients linked into care and treatment services and will be responsible for tracking those lost to follow up (LTFU). The person will work closely with the clinical teams in the accredited ART sites, sub county focal persons and Village Health Teams to ensure appropriate and timely linkage and tracking. In addition the person will also support the ART teams and supervise staff nurses attached to ART sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide technical assistance in the implementation of demand creation for HCT and ART
• Ensure that all clients diagnosed HIV positive are linked to care and treatment facilities/providers and tracking of those Lost To Follow Up
• Support training of lay cadres and other service providers with regard to linkage to care and follow up
• Work closely with the clinical teams to adequately forecast and plan for HIV/AIDS commodity needs
• Provide technical support to the ART Clinic implementation team with regard to provision of comprehensive HIV care services.
• Provide technical support to participating partners to ensure successful implementation of linkages and follow up
• Document all lessons learnt and best practices with regard to linkages for replication to other AHF-UC sites and partners.
• Ensure correct and timely data collection and reporting by health facilities and lay cadres
• Any other duties assigned

Qualification and Work experience
• A bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, health administration or related discipline
• A minimum of two years of experience coordinating behavior change communication activities and capacity building at the community level around the areas of HIV, TB, and sexual health
• Experience facilitating dialogues between community stakeholders, heath providers and local and national government
• Experience administering HIV tests and related counselling

Essential knowledge:
• Ability to ride motorbike and possession of clean riding license.
• Ability to write operational reports, technical procedures, government regulations/policies, documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Locations: Kampala office ; Key Responsibilities:
i The stores assistant is responsible for proper record keeping, process stores requisitions, receive deliveries from vendors, dispatch goods to the branches, update of inventory management software/tools, forecasting of supplies, good stores layout, safety of goods & timely reporting to management.
Qualification and Experience:
• Diploma in Stores Management or Procurement or equivalent relevant qualification.
• Computer knowledge a must, knowledge & experience on Tally Software is added advantage.
• Minimum of two years of relevant experience, with an NGO or Developmental organization in a related field.
• Good spoken and written English.

How to apply:    

Interested individuals should send their application with copies of their academic and professional qualifications and certificates addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager,
P.O. Box 22914, Kampala Uganda, or hand deliver to AHF Uganda Cares, Plot 1 Baker Road Kampala.
All applications should reach us not later than Friday 15th June 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 15th June 2012

Jobs at CARE International in Uganda- Human Resource Assistant

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant

CARE International in Uganda (CARE)    FULL TIME
About this Job:    

CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor. Our program implementation is focused on supporting communities in fulfilment of their economic rights and achievement of sustainable livelihoods, conflict resolution and peace building, natural resource management and good governance. Our operations are guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency. CARE Uganda seeks motivated and qualified professionals to fill the position of Human Resources Assistant.

Reporting to the Country Human Resources Coordinator, the Human Resources Assistant key role will be to strengthen the human resource work in the Country office. This will be done by providing human resource support to CARE’s sub office operations in accordance with human resource policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Supporting the professional and efficient recruitment process
• Be responsible for the Medical Insurance Scheme issues within the country office
• Taking responsibility of all Personnel Records Management (Physical & Electronic)
• Accurately supporting monthly leave reporting and updating the staff list
• Oversee all administration issues like; travel insurance arrangements, Bi- annual staff orientation workshops etc
• Assist in arranging staff team building activities and staff functions

Person Specifications (Requirements):
• University degree in Human Resource Management and at least 3 years relevant HR experience in a similar role or Social Sciences, Administration or Management and at least 2 years HR experience in a similar role with ability to apply labor laws;
• Proven problem solving and customer service skills: the ability to successfully provide support to staff and guide (hiring) managers;
• Excellent communication skills (written correspondence, verbal communication, regular feedback)
• Pro-active, flexible, team player, motivated, with ability to work well and independently under pressure in a fast-paced team environment;
• Excellent interpersonal skills for a cross-cultural work environment;
• Ability to manage confidential information appropriately
• Knowledge of and ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint Microsoft Office programs
• Excellent telephone manners
• Excellent written, verbal and numeric skills
Salary:     - USD/month
How to apply:    

Application Procedure:
Interested persons with the above, requirements should submit typed applications together with detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees as well as certified copies of all academic and professional certificates not later than Friday the 14Ih of June 2012 before 5pm. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful. Please mark your’ envelopes.
Applications should be addressed to: Human Resource Management Coordinator, CARE International in Uganda, P. 0. Box 7280, Kampala or

Deadline: 14th June 2012

Jobs at Path International in Uganda- Research Coordinator

Job Title: Research Coordinator
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through
Job Description:    
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

PATH is searching for a Research Coordinator to support a range of research and project activities in Uganda, including but not limited to supporting protocol development, facilitating ethical submissions, facilitating community engagement and data collection, and supporting on the ground management of research and program implementation activities.

Specific Activities:
• Assist in development of study protocols, including design, populations, sampling, data collection methods and tools, and analysis.

• Coordinate logistics planning and organization for field data collection and participate in data collection activities,
such as stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions, facility assessments, surveys, etc.

• Draft and facilitate submission to and approval of research protocols by local ethical boards and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, as well as submissions to PATH research ethics committees, if applicable.

• Coordinate hiring of local data collection firms, consultants, or research assistants for field data collection, in collaboration with Country Manager and Project administrator, and provide supervisory oversight for their work and field logistics during study planning and data collection.

• Maintain research records and documentation according to study protocols, including research database, names/list of local consultants, research institutions and research assistants, data collection forms, consents, and all communications related to each study.

• Facilitate and manage community engagement and entry for local research projects and initial program

• Identify appropriate sites within Uganda for research and program implementation activities

• Work with administrative staff to translate or arrange for translation of data collection tools and facilitate processing of allowances, claims and other remuneration for consultants and other local research team members.

• Provide additional support to PATH Uganda country manager as necessary to build the research portfolio of PATH in Uganda.
Preferred Skills:    
Required Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles of research design, implementation, and analysis

• Experience in community assessment and engagement related to health matters on either a research or program implementation level

• Clear understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research processes acquired through both practical and academic experience.

• Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong organizational and analytical skills

• Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

• Attentiveness to detail and commitment to excellence

Required Experience:
Master of Public Health/Epidemiology or humanities and a minimum of six years experience in research work.

How to Apply:
Post application to PATH, P. O. Box 24578, Kampala or email: Deadline: June 15th 2012.

Deadline: 15th June 2012

Research Jobs at Montrose in Uganda

Job Title: Public Health Researcher, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 June 2012

Public Health Researcher

We are seeking a Public Health Researcher to provide short-term consultancy support to existing and upcoming projects being implemented by Montrose.

Skills and experience

    Minimum Masters Degree in public health
    Five years plus professional experience working in public health with direct experience in public health research
    Experience researching social investment health-related projects a strong asset
    Previous experience working in a related field in Africa
    Previous field based research experience, preferably in Africa
    Excellent communication and writing skills in English
    Fluency in French a strong asset
    Preferably based in East Africa region

How to apply:

Application procedure

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position. Documents must include a daytime telephone contact and three referees (with telephone and email contacts). Applications should be emailed to by Friday 14 June 2012

Deadline: 14th June 2012

Jobs at Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit- Data Statistician

 Job Title: Data Statistician

Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU)
Data Statistician - 1 year Contract
Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU) was established in 2009 by H.E the president of the republic of Uganda as a strategic response to existing challenges in the health sector.

    1 year Contract
Job Description:    
Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU) was established in 2009 by H.E the president of the republic of Uganda as a strategic response to existing challenges in the health sector. The backbone of MHSDMU’s success is information gathered through various sources.

In December 2011, Ministry of Health together with WHO and UNICEF with funding from DFID launched mTrac. It is a system that utilizes mobile phones to enhance the quality and timeliness of the transmission of health data thus strengthening health management and accountability. This is complemented by a strategy to provide a Short-Message Service (SMS) Hotline for Anonymous Health Service Complaints and support for increased community demand for and dialogue around health services. MHSDMU is a key partner in implementation of the mTrac initiative; its role is to identify and follow up health service delivery related concerns from mTrac. The Unit is thus, seeking to recruit a Statistician with support from WHO under this initiative.

• Triangulate all complaints generated by anonymous hotline and generate monthly reports.

• Maintain data integrity, confidentiality and efficient operations by following policies and procedures.

• Run analysis of data and generate reports.

• In coordination with the M&E office, collect data and enter it into the data base.

• Verify entered data to ensure accuracy and compliance with set standards.

• Assist in selection of data collection procedures, designing questionnaires, field manuals and data collection tools etc.

• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Preferred Skills:    
Basic skills required for the Statistician job:
• Minimum of a Masters in Statistics or Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics and a first degree in statistics.

• 5 years’ experience in an extremely analytical role OR in the field of Epidemiology and/or monitoring and Evaluation.

• Familiar with the best reporting formats.

• Demonstrate knowledge in analyzing QoL

Competencies required
• Very strong command of statistical packages, such as Stata and SPSS

• Highly profficient use of SQL for extraction and manipulation of data

• Working knowledge of statistics

• Analytical mindset with detail orientation

• Ability to multi-task several concurrent requests

• Ability to quickly pull together data and generate impactful insights

• Ability to create and deliver presentations

How to apply
Interested applicants should address their applications, CV, photocopies of relevant academic documents, with names of three (3) reputable Referees and telephone contacts to the Director Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU).

Applications should be hand delivered at the address below, not later than Wednesday 13th June 2012.

Medicines and Health Services Delivery
Monitoring Unit
Plot 11 Martyr’s Lane, Ntinda,
P.O. Box 25497 Kampala

Deadline: 13th June 2012

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