Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- National Economist

Job Title: NATIONAL ECONOMIST - UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY (RE-ADVERTISED)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    12-Jun-12
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-C
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Jul-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year
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Background
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Economist, the National Economist advises Senior Management on economic development policies and trends, as well as on relevant linkages between these and UNDP’s country programme in Uganda.

In addition, the National Economist works with national counterparts, including the government of Uganda, to identify evidence-based policy options that promote inclusive growth, sustainable human development and the attainment of the MDGs, thus enhancing the policy impact of UNDP’s country programme. The national economist also advocates for the core principles underlying UNDP’s corporate mandate, and represents the organization in relevant policy and development forums.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

    Advice and support to UNDP’s management team and country programme in Uganda on economic and development issues.
    Advice to Government counterparts and facilitation of knowledge building on economic and development issues.
    Creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization.
    Advocacy and promotion of UNDP’s mandate and mission.

Provides advice and support to UNDP management, programmes and projects focusing on achieving the following results:

    Compilation, analysis and interpretation of economic and statistical data; thorough research of economic and development issues in the country; and preparation of high quality analysis and reports.
    Provision of high quality analysis and substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other strategic documents of the UN.
    Support to the implementation of UNDP’s country programme in Uganda, providing advice on how to ensure alignment of UNDP’s country programme with national policies and priorities, and contributing to the management of UNDP’s programme in the area of strategic policy and economics.
    Contribution to sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to economic and development issues.
    Representation of UNDP in relevant working groups and taskforces.

Provides policy advice and options to national counterparts, including government, and facilitates knowledge building and management focusing on achieving the following results:

    Assessment of the country’s economic development policies and their impact on poverty reduction, growth, environmental sustainability, equity and human development.
    Provision of policy options that promote broad-based socioeconomic development; based on a sound, evidence-based understanding of these issues.
    Contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice through the identification of best practices and lessons learned.
    Training and capacity building support for UNDP staff and Government officials, public institutions on economic issues.

Promotes the establishment of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Development of partnerships with other UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society, academia and research institutions based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
    Analysis and research of information on donor practices and performance, including the preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.
    Production of periodic updates and briefs on country development situation to be used by stakeholders, CO and HQ.
    Undertaking of selected studies/research on emerging development concerns that feed into government/development partners processes.
    Representation of UNDP in relevant working groups and taskforces.

Advocacy and promotion of awareness of UNDP’s mandate and mission, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Public and policy advocacy for the Millennium Development Goals, pro-poor and equitable economic growth, as well as sustainable human development, through the active participation in relevant forums, conferences and trainings.
    Support to the monitoring progress of the Millennium Development Goals in Uganda, and the formulation of strategies that contribute to the achievement of these goals.
    Management of events and publications on economic issues.

Impact of Results:
The key results for this post, as outlined in the previous section, will strengthen UNDP’s contributions to national policy dialogue and enhance the policy impact of UNDP’s programmes and projects in Uganda. In particular, these key results will have an impact on the design of programmes, and the creation of strategic partnerships, whilst also contributing to the achievement of resource mobilization targets. The post will also increase the visibility of UNDP in current policy debates on economic development.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

    Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
    Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning

    Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
    Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on economic issues.
    In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
    Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs.
    Ability to lead formulation and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
    Ability to apply economic theory to the specific country context, carry out high-quality economic research.

Management and Leadership:

    Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback.
    Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation.
    Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
    Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Master’s Degree in Economics. A PhD in economics or related fields would be an asset.

Experience:

    Five (5) years of relevant work experience at the national or international level.
    Extensive experience in research and policy-related analysis.
    Demonstrated experience of working in development and aid environments with government agencies, national researchers and development partners.
    Experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
    Publications and active participation in international conferences on development issues would be an asset.
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, including advanced software programmes for statistical analysis of data.

Language:

    Fluency in written and spoken English.
    Excellent written and presentation skills.


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30215

Deadline: 15th June 2012



Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- Programme Assistant

Job Title: PROGRAMME ASSISTANT - MANAGEMENT SUPPORT UNIT (RE-ADVERTISED)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    12-Jun-12
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-5
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Jul-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year
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Background

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Programme Assistant supports the Management Support Unit (MSU) in facilitating the implementation of the Country Programme Document (CPD), and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), with its associated projects and programmes. The main role of the M&E Programme Assistant is to ensure the optimal support function of the MST in substantive and financial monitoring of the CPAP programmes including effective monitoring of implementation. The Programme Assistant supports the team in strategic planning and identification of new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.

The Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations team in the Country Office (CO), Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

    Support to the effective monitoring and application of lessons learned for support to the strategic direction of UNDP programme;
    Support to the MSU through the provision of detailed information of the status of implementation of  CO programme and facilitates the supervision of the Management Support Programme team;
    Facilitates and supports strategic partnerships and resource mobilization;
    Supports and assists in the provision of top quality M&E policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

The Programme Assistant supports the strategic direction of UNDP M&E  programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Facilitates and assists in the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of the monitoring and Evaluation frameworks of the CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, AWP and other related documents;
    Supports the identification of strategic effective evaluation strategies for the programme;
    Supports the operationalization of UNDAF/CPD monitoring and evaluation process in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Facilitates the Identification of possibilities for joint programming;
    Assists and supports the analysis and presentation of UNDP M&E policies and their implementation in the Country Office;
    Supports the CO M&E process mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.

Ensures effective support to the management of the CO M&E programme and focusing on supporting quality control of the M&E process of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the  following results:

    Supports the effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results;
    Supports the design and formulation of CO M&E programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies;
    Supports the strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
    Supports the effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme;
    Supports the implementation, in association with participating UN agencies, the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT), follow up on audit recommendations. And ensure that all exceptions are timely reported;
    Assists in ensuring that reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes;
    Supports the organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager;
    Assists in ensuring the preparation of lessons learned reports from the monitoring and evaluation processes.

Facilitates the establishment and maintenance of strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Support the implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies through effective, high quality and timely financial and substantive reports on cost sharing resources and their programming to achieve programme outcomes;
    Supports the creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
    Assists in the determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP and lessons learned from M&E processes, country needs and donors’ priorities;
    Assists in the analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

Supports the provision of top quality M&E advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Supports the identification of sources of information related to M&E and policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;
    Assists and facilitates the coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country’s problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
    Supports the establishment of M&E advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact M&E advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners;
    Supports the provision of CO sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
    Supports and facilitates the organization of training programmes for the operations/ projects staff on Finance and M&E processes.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

    Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

    Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
    Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
    Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources;
    Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
    Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit;
    Good ICT skills, knowledge of Atlas;
    Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

    Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
    Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. 

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Post Secondary Education and preferably with Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field;
    Prince2 Training and Certification, RMG.

Experience:

    5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing management support, hands-on experience in supporting programme teams implementing development projects and supporting establishment of inter-relationships among international and national governments;
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency in written and spoken English;
    Fluency in the national language of the duty station.

NOTE:    PREVIOUS CANDIDATES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REAPPLY.


How to Apply:

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30229

Deadline:15th June 2012



Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- National Consultant

Job title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT: CARRYING OUT A CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF THE NATIONAL PLANNING AUTHORITY FOR DELIVERING ON ITS MANDATES IN DECENTRALIZED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    15-Jun-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)    02-Jul-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    30 working days
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Background

The National Planning Authority (NPA) set up by the 2002 Act of parliament is required to produce comprehensive national development plans and reports on the performance of the economy. The NPA Act 2002 provides that:

“In pursuance of the Authority’s primary function of producing comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country in terms of the perspective vision and long and medium term plans the authority shall:- Section 7(2) (d) Support local capacity development for national planning and in particular provide support and guidance to national and local bodies responsible for the decentralised planning process;-Section 7 (2) (i) Design and implement programs to develop planning capacity in Local Governments; and -Section 7 (3) (c) Monitor the performance of the decentralised system of development planning and finance and propose such institutional innovations as may be required for its improved operation”.

Section 8 of the Act further provides for NPA to be the national co-ordinating body of the decentralised planning system. The Authority is thus mandated to regulate and provide guidance and prescriptions of the District development plans. This provision is further operationalized in Section 35 of The Local Government Act CAP 243.

Due to the apparent lack of requisite capacities within the Authority the mandate of supporting decentralized development planning has not been implemented. In order to support the fulfilment of this mandate the Authority, in collaboration with Ministry of Local Government and with support from UNDP under the Country Program Action Plan 2010 – 2014 is implementing the project “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Service Delivery”. Outputs of this project include, among others, the enhancement of national and LG capacity for service delivery. The specific activities towards realizing this output include; capacity needs assessment, and development and implementation of a capacity building plan/program for NPA.

NPA with support from UNDP therefore wishes to engage a consultant to carry out a capacity needs assessment of NPA for delivering on its roles in the decentralized planning function. This consultancy will be undertaken in collaboration with a second separate consultancy that will be expected to produce capacity building plan/program in the area of decentralized planning based on the capacity assessment.

Scope of assignment:

The assignment will be comprehensive and consultative. In close consultation with key stakeholders (internal and external), the consultant will study and make recommendations on specific areas for capacity strengthening of the NPA to undertake its role in guiding and coordinating decentralized development planning and produce a report.

Duties and Responsibilities
The consultants shall:

    Assess and make recommendations on existing institutional framework/arrangements, policies, legal and regulatory frameworks for national and decentralized development planning in Uganda;
    Study the linkages between NPA, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, Civil Society/private sector in decentralized development planning and make recommendations on strengthening the linkages;
    Study NPA internal structure and institutional arrangements and identify gaps in  specific categories and numbers of staff including key skills and competencies required for effective guidance and coordination relation to its role and best practices for coordinating the decentralized development planning function and make recommendations for its improvement;
    Identify equipment needs necessary for supporting the function of decentralized development planning at NPA;
    Identify possible areas of collaboration between NPA and other development partners that are aimed at strengthening capacity of the Authority in the area of decentralized development planning;
    Make a final report on capacity needs assessment highlighting the identified capacity gaps, and make strategic recommendations to address the gaps.

Deliverables:

The deliverables expected from the consultants are:

     Inception Report within six (6) work days of carrying out the assignment;

This report should clearly delineate understanding of assignment, conceptual approach/framework/ methodology for design of project documents and timelines for consultancy. Timelines should be developed taking into account the number of working days for the overall assignment.

Agreement on the inception report will be the basis for consultancy deliverables that will include:

    A draft capacity needs assessment report (soft and 5 hard copies) within sixteen (16) work days after submission of an acceptable inception report;
    Consultation workshops and validation meetings; and
    A final Capacity Needs Assessment report incorporating stakeholders’ recommendations and a process report containing reports and minutes on stakeholders’ consultations and workshops within seven (8) work days after discussions of the draft report.

Timing and reporting:

    The duration of this consultancy is thirty 30 work – days.
    The consultant shall be responsible to the NPA Executive Director.
    The day to day reporting and quality assurance will be to the Head Decentralized/Local Government Development Planning at NPA.
    Technical backstopping and quality assurance shall be the responsibility of NPA Board, who will be responsible for approving the deliverables.

Remuneration:

    The consultant’s payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy;
    Payment shall be made in three installments of;
    20% down payment upon submission of an inception report acceptable to the client (NPA),
    50% upon submission of an acceptable draft report; and
    30% final payment upon submission of the approved final report incorporating recommendations from the Authority and/or the validation workshops.

Competencies

Competencies and experience:

    Minimum five years experience in Decentralized Development Planning or Public Sector Planning and Management;
    Progressive consultancy experience in institutional capacity needs assessment;
    Familiarity with best practices of carrying out or coordinating effective participatory and integrated decentralized development planning;
    Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills in English;
    Demonstrate positive attitude to work and integrity by modeling the UN values and ethical standards;
    Ability to act professionally and flexibility to engage with Government officials, donor representatives, the private sector and communities.

Required Skills and Experience

    Minimum Master’s Degree in development policy and planning, Management, Organization development, Human Resource Planning and Education or any other closely related areas.











How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit the following:

    A Job Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment;
    Brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment;
    Personal CVs highlighting past experience in similar projects; and
    Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees;
    Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee (lump sum fee) and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment.

Eligible consultants are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume at http://jobs.undp.org.

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



Monitor Publications Ltd Jobs in Uganda- Sales Manager

Job Title: Sales Manager- Publications
Reports to: Business Manager- Publications

Main Responsibilities:
•    Design & implement strategies that grow the monitor  Business Directory (MBD) division, grow its customer base across all segments and that drive customer retention and revenue growth
•    Design work plans that exploit the market place and guide the sales activities
•    Carry out regular client list reviews and discusses with business executives on potential new business

Qualifications and Experience
•    A bachelors degree in business related course
•    Post graduate qualification in sales will be an added advantage
•    Demonstrable and proven experience in meeting targets and managing people

How to Apply:
If you believe that you are ideal candidate, please submit your qualifications, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number

The Human Resource Manager
Monitor Publications Ltd
P.O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline:  15th June 2012

Jobs at Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda- Internal Auditor

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Reports to: The Nation Media Group Head of Audit

Job Purpose:
To carry out audit assignments with the view of providing independent and objective assurance and consultancy for value addition to the company at low cost

Main Accountabilities:
•    Planning audit assignments
•    Designing and executing audit tests in compliance with conventional auditing guidelines
•    Identifying audit issues and following up with the respondents to ensure implementation of corrective measurers

Qualifications and Experience:
•    University Degree in related field from an accredited institution
•    Professional qualification in relevant field e.g CISA, CIA
•    An MBA would be an added advantage
•    Excellent computer skills or demonstrable work experience in forensic audit systems

How to Apply:
If you believe that you are ideal candidate, please submit your qualifications, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number

The Human Resource Manager
Monitor Publications Ltd
P.O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline:  15th June 2012



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