Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda- Technology Analyst

Job Title: Senior Technology Analyst
About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a company empowering people, changing lives and innovating for the world's poor is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Summary: The Senior Technology Analyst (STA) for Mobile Financial Services is responsible for driving the definition, requirements, and business design of an interface to enable an end-to-end solution for our Financial Institution partners to our Mobile Money Partner. The STA plays a lead role in partnering with all cross functional teams to deliver the approaches and work required for an offering to succeed in the market.

The role will be measured by delivering high quality, innovative solutions which are adopted by the market and competitively differentiated. The ultimate outcomes are a commercially viable solution and end user adoption especially amongst clients earning under $2.50/day. Managing timely deliverables with strong communication and cross functional partnering skills with the ability to gain shared vision on challenging decisions which impact various teams and the offering.  Success will require working closely with stakeholders (Telco, FIs, 3rd party vendors) to define a solution on which relevant pro-poor products can be offered seamlessly.  Candidates must have a 'can do' attitude.

Reports to: Project Director of Mobile Financial Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assess the products being reviewed against Financial Partners willingness to develop on their internal systems and what the internal rules are on data sharing with external parties
    Contract and manage 3rd party contractors to ensure timely delivery of agreed outputs
    Collaborate with other program or project managers to ensure that the development plans fit into the overall project plan.
    Oversee product definition and development of product requirements with regards to the middleware platform and services delivered over that platform working with a software architect.
    Research and select the technology solutions best suited to meet long-term project goals, documenting the process.
    Work with the transactional platform company or telecom operator, financial institutions and mobile financial services team to respond to client requests with both requirements as well as ‘product positioning’.
    Work with functional heads at the partnering financial institutions to incorporate their long-term plans into the technology platform.
    Have a disposition toward ‘action’ to make sure things get done.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    5 years experience working with product development on CORE Banking Systems
    Knowledge and skills to conduct supporting IT platform security audits.
    Broad knowledge of security-related topics such as authentication, entitlements, identity management, data protection, data leakage prevention, validation checking, encryption, hashing, principle of least privilege, software attack methodologies, secure data transfer, secure data storage etc.
    Knowledge of risk management control frameworks
    Have an understanding of business processes methodologies (BPM)
    Be familiar with the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) styles.
    Knowledge of Mobile Phone customer interfaces in particular mobile money is an added advantage.
    Ability to evaluate technical and functional specifications early within the software development process, identify possible threats or areas of weakness as it relates to impacts on supporting IT platforms.
    Excellent writing, research and communication skills; ability to gather, synthesize and present information in a professional, compelling and practical manner;
    Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail;
    Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
    Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills;
    Fluency in oral and written English.

Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred in business administration, international development, or a related field
    At least 1 year of vendor or customer relationship management
    At least 5 years working on technical specifications and product development of CORE Banking systems
    Work experience in international development, preferably in a developing country

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.


Deadline: 25th June 2012




Marketing Officer Jobs at IT Company in Uganda


Job Title: Marketing Officer

About this job

Our client is an IT Company seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

To increase visibility of the Company in the market, and in turn lead to growth in Sales Revenue and market share.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Responsible for promoting the company brand name and products to prospective clients and relevant stake holders
    Develop strategies to guide the sales team
    Participate in setup of the Tinosoft Limited’s experience centre
    Undertake Business Development Activities like looking for tendering opportunities
    Creating detailed proposal documents, often as part of a formal bidding process that is largely dictated by the prospective customer;
    Researching consumer markets, monitoring market trends and identifying potential areas in which to invest, based upon consumer needs and spending habits
    Looking at the pricing of products and analyzing the potential profitability
    Assist in generating names for new and existing products and services, coming up with ideas for new packaging designs, including shape, size, colours, fonts and imagery
    Overseeing the production, advertisements, email campaigns, websites, exhibition stands, and road shows and liaising with art designers.
    Supervising the sign off of marketing literature, communication and campaigns, liaising with legal and compliance personnel, ensuring the designs and messages meet the company brand and regulatory guidelines
    Monitoring product distribution and consumer reactions through focus groups and market research
    Co-ordinating the launch programme to external customers as well as employee
    Identifying and establishing contact with potential customers proactively.
    Maintaining contact with new and existing customers to advertise the product sales and deliver a detailed account strategy.
    Responding to sales inquiries from new and existing customers.
    Delivering presentations of the company products at conferences, customer sites and exhibitions.
    Attending user group meetings and trade exhibitions.
    Maintaining the company’s contact database management with up-to-date contact, accurate and activity details.
    Delivering platform presentations, publications, posters at conferences.
    Testing very new product releases to support product development team.
    Providing feedback of potential customers and members to enhance product functioning and the service delivery.
    Assisting to identify the opportunities for upcoming products, and for development and enhancement of existing products.
    Motivating all sales staff to share relevant data about the market in facilitating the ease of retrieval, recording, and use of information.
    Monitoring and reporting the potential collaborators and competitor activities and identifying business threats and opportunities.

Competences:

    Good  instinctive feeling about future product concepts
    Good analytical skills
    Good listening and  able to respond to results and consumer research
    Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
    Possess ability to plan and organize
    Be enthusiastic about their product area.

Qualifications:

    1st Class or Upper Second Class degree in marketing or related field. Professional qualification in Marketing or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
    Proposal writing, PR & Communication.
    Experience in IT sector.
    Minimum of 2 years work experience.
    Knowledge of IT sector ,

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to tsjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.



Deadline: 18th June 2012


Human Resource Administrator Jobs at IT Company in Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource Administrator/ Personal Assistant

About this job

Our client is an IT Company that seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

    To manage the Human Resource function
    To plan, supervise and co-ordinate the provision of administrative support to all departments and staff to facilitate effective and smooth operations
    To provide secretarial services to the Managing Director

Reports to: Deputy Managing Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Plan for resources required and organise for their availability
    Ensure cleanliness of office premises
    Supervise and provide effective leadership to support staff and maintain good teamwork among them
    Ensure co-ordinated and cost effective deployment of vehicles and equipment
    Ensure proper administration of incoming and outgoing mail
    Oversee the maintenance and repairs of equipment and premises
    Initiate and develop HR policies and procedures
    Co-ordinate the purchase of office supplies
    Design and effect a communication strategy.
    Coordinate communication and feedbacks on HR issues.

    Design and implement staff welfare systems in line with the corporate strategy and Human resources Management Manual
    Maintain HR computerised records
    Prepare for and co-ordinate recruitment / selection exercises
    Organise induction of new staff
    Advise management on Human Resource issues, e.g. Human Resource planning, managing change, employee counselling
    Advise and make recommendations to managerial staff on aspects such as discipline and grievance handling, selection interviewing, exit interviewing and performance management
    Prepare HR reports like monthly reports, leave roaster, time sheet summary etc
    Monitor staff daily attendance

Competences:

Knowledge and Skills

    Good knowledge of performance management
    Good knowledge of competency based recruitment
    Good understanding of HR best practices
    Good understanding of the current labour Laws of Uganda
    Good knowledge of Training Needs Analysis
    Good leadership skills
    Good negotiation skills
    Good counselling skills


Personal Attributes/Behavioural Competencies

    Good interpersonal skills
    Good communication skills
    Good customer service skills
    Ability to work as part of a team
    Ability to inspire a team

Qualifications:

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities plus Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences plus a additional qualifications in Administration.
    Performance management, Administration, planning and organising.
    Public Relations experience
    2 years work experience

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to tsjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.



Deadline: 18th June 2012



Accounts Manager Jobs Vacancy at IT Company in Uganda

Job Title: Sales - Account Manager

About this job

Our client is an IT Company that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

    To grow the market share of the company by increasing sales revenue
    To be the primary point of contact between the company and our clients

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Acting as a contact between Tinosoft and its existing and potential markets
    Identifying and establishing contact with potential customers proactively.
    Maintaining contact with new and existing customers to advertise the product sales and deliver a detailed account strategy.
    Responding to sales inquiries from new and existing customers.
    Meeting annual sales targets
    Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales.
    Gathering market and customer information.
    Representing the organisation at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
    Negotiating on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers.
    Challenging any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy.
    Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions.
    Liaising with suppliers to check the progress of existing orders.
    Checking quantities of goods on display and in stock.
    Recording sales and order information and sending copies to the sales office, or entering into a computer system.
    Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements.

Competences:

    Excellent selling skills
    Excellent technical knowledge, and a keen interest in IT issues
    Initiative
    Presentation skills
    The ability to interpret technical language for non-technical people
    The ability to write reports and proposals
    The capacity to work well on your own or in a team
    Negotiating skills
    The ability to manage your time and plan your day effectively

Qualifications:

    BA’ Commerce or  Marketing with IT
    Experience selling Microsoft, Cisco & HP Products. Knowledge of e-Security products a plus
     Microsoft Sales Certifications, Cisco Sales Expert - CSE, HP Accredited Sales Professional, eSecurity Products – CCTV, Biometric Access, etc
    Minimum 2-3 years with IT Solutions Provider

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to tsjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.


Deadline: 18th June 2012


Financial Accountant Jobs at IT Company in Uganda

Job Title: Financial Accountant

About this job

Our client is an IT Company seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

    Ensure that Company books of account are maintained according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
    Ensure that Company books of account are updated in a timely manner so as to inform management in decision making and provide relevant and timely information to other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Ensure that all transactions are recorded properly in the general ledger.
    Responsible for recording all expenditure transactions including payables’ in the system before payments are made to the creditors.
    Responsible for recording all receipts including receivables in the system
    Responsible for posting all orders received and issued thus updating customers and supplier accounts in the system
    Preparing all vouchers for payment and ensuring the necessary supporting documentation is attached.
    Assisting External Auditors with Audit requests and preparation of Audit Schedules and organising for External Auditors including providing support vouchers.
    Handling monthly ledger reconciliations of nominated accounts including WHT account.
    Make timely payments of staff salaries to their individual accounts so that we keep the staff motivated
    Make timely payment of monthly operating costs
    Maintain a fixed asset register for the Company assets and regularly update it when there is movement. Compute depreciation charge on a monthly basis and propose the relevant adjustments
    Review petty cash payments on a weekly basis and upon seeking relevant approval post entries into the system
    Regularly conduct cash counts and prepare cash certificates of amount held in the safe
    Do monthly stock taking exercises valuation of stock and make journal entries to recognise stock consumption in a particular month.
    Responsible for preparing Monthly VAT Returns to Uganda Revenue Authority
    Responsible for preparing Monthly PAYE Returns before the due to date to Uganda Revenue Authority and ensure the hardcopies are later presented to URA for endorsement.
    Responsible for preparing Monthly NSSF Returns to National Social Security Fund.

Qualifications:

    1st Class or Upper Second Class Accounting /Finance or Business Administration with a specialty in Accounting Degree or Equivalent.
    Full or Part Accounting Qualification from a reputable professional accounting body NAVISION(compulsory)
    Report preparation, Documentation, Analytical review, Supervision, proficiency in use of Navision package
    Knowledge of IT sector , Procurement
    Atleast 2 years work experience.

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to tsjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.


Deadline: 18th June 2012



Systems Engineer Jobs at IT Company in Uganda


Job Title: Systems Engineer
About this job

Our client is an IT Company that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provide support to users of various applications
    Would attend to and resolve system related problems reported by users
    Should be proactive, self motivated and a team player
    Should be willing to respond to emergency situations
    Should be willing to work long hours
    Should be able to work with minimum of supervision

Qualifications:

    Degree in Information Technology or Computing in reputable university( 1st or 2nd Upper Class)
    Minimum 2-3 years with IT Solutions Provider
    MCITP Enterprise Administrator,MCITP Server Administrator, Server OS: W2008R2 and above
    Email: Exchange 2010 setup,
    Experience in  migrating Exchange 2003/2007 to 2010
    Firewalls/Security: TMG2010, Forefront, FPE, etc
    Client OS: Win7  deployment, Office 2010, KMS, ADRMS
    Virtualization – Microsoft Hyper-v

Cisco

    Routing: Cisco ISR G2 routers (2900, 3900 series)
    Switching: Cisco 2960s, 3750-X, 6500, etc
    Voice Solutions: Cisco CME, Cisco Call Manager 8.x, Cisco Unity Connection
    Call Centre Solutions: Cisco Contact Centre, Cisco IP Phone Deployment (6900, 7900, 8800 & 9900 series)
    Wireless: Cisco Wireless LAN controllers, LAPs

Technical Certifications:

    Cisco Certified Network Professional – CCNP – R&S
    Cisco Certified Network Professional, Voice – CCNP-Voice
    Server H/W: HP Proliant G7, HP Blade Servers, HP Printers

Technical Certifications:

HP Certified Professional

eSecurity

Installing CCTV Systems, Access Control, Biometric, Time & Attendance, etc

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to tsjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.


Deadline:  21st June 2012


National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) Jobs in Uganda- Information Officer


              

Job Title:  Information, Communication and Outreach Officer (1)
Reporting to:              Director
Location:                    Jinja
Salary scale:               UR5 (ii)

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) is one of the Public Agricultural Research Institutes established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005. The Institute is mandated to undertake Research of strategic nature and of national importance in Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture under the policy guidance of National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the position below:

Position:     
Overall Purpose:

Responsible for developing information and communication strategies and outreach packages aimed at promoting and enhancing the institute's image in order to create awareness and implementation of stakeholder concerns in the fisheries sector; develops information materials and builds credibility through effective Public Relations.  The work involves writing and editing publicity materials to support and promote specific programs and services in various communication media.  Acts as a Public Relations agent and participates in exhibitions to arrange displays and make multimedia presentations.  Spearheads the promotion of a positive image of the organization in the public at all times.

Core Duties:

    Plan and develop informational materials and implement activities designed to improve community and employee understanding and acceptance of the institute's policies, objectives, strategies and services.
    Arrange public appearances, lectures, contests, or exhibitions for the institute to increase agricultural technology awareness and to promote good-will.
    Maintain regular contact with media representatives to promote good public relations for the institute.  In addition, arrange promotional campaigns in types of media to promote new or improved technologies.
    Establish and maintain cooperative relationship with other NARO Institutes and NAADS, representatives of communities, consumer groups, employees, and public interest groups.
    Gather, package and edit newsletters, reports, journals, technical reports, posters, brochures, internet web pages and other publications for internal and external audiences, including employee, communities and other stakeholders
    Establish collaborative partnerships with NARO, NAADS, Key uptake Pathways, intermediaries and other sector institutions including international organizations.
    Plan and direct development and communication of informational programs to maintain favorable public and stakeholder perceptions of the institutes accomplishments and agenda.  
    Confer with other managers to identify trends and key group interests and concerns or to provide advice on business decisions.
     Provide regular bulletins and special announcements and also promptly respond to requests for information from the media as the official spokesperson or information source.
    Study the objectives, policies, research agenda and needs of the institute to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion and promote innovation of agricultural/fisheries information products and services.
    Confer with research scientists and technicians to produce and coordinate production and promotion of appropriate technologies.
    Plan and conduct market and public opinion research to test products and determine potential for product success as well as communicating results to clients or management.
    Train NARO staff in informational and communication methods and techniques.
    Arrange conferences, workshops, special events and presentations for informational purposes.
    Meet with NARO officials and attend staff meetings for the purpose of discussing activities and securing newsworthy information.
    Participating in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans, in order to improve performance standards.
    Representing the institute in meetings, conference and workshops and other forums to discuss issues related to the communications in development.
    Preparing monthly progress reports and annual reports showing achievements in the area of information, communication, outreach and Public Relationsagainst planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances.    

Minimum Qualifications:

    At least an honors’ degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations or equivalent degree OR a degree in Journalism, agriculture/ environment fields backed by communication and outreach experience in journalistic/PR/Environmental reporting functions.
    Post-graduate training in Mass Communication, or Environmental Journalism, Public Relations or related fields.
    At least two years practice in Journalism, Outreach and Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, film/video production and information areas.
    A Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

Key Competencies:

    Strong demonstrated communication and Public Relations skills.
    Working knowledge of agricultural and environmental issues, including NARO programs, fisheries stakeholders and community organizations.
    Working knowledge of marketing and advertising practices and techniques.
    Ability to compose and produce diverse informational materials for release to media and other end users.
    Ability to use desktop publishing software packages and internet formatting languages.
    Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with media representatives, Government officials, other employees and the general public.
    Working knowledge of news media operations and their utilization potential for dissemination of information.
    Ability to communicate with and make presentations to special interest groups, employee groups and the general public.
    Operating knowledge of information and communication equipment such different types of cameras, sound systems, multi-media projectors and websites.
    Ability to conduct research and to find pertinent and newsworthy information.
    Ability to provide practical training in communication strategies, methods and techniques.
    Should be confident, excellent in research, writing and speaking skills, outgoing, consultative and approachable at all times, high mobilization skills.

Products (Materials produced as evidence)

    Published or broadcast works in the mass media
    Books, Brochures, Fact Sheets, Newspaper articles, reports written by the applicant

Referees

        Names of three referees who have previously worked with the applicant.


How to Apply:
Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials together with names of three referees should be addressed to the: Director, National Fisheries Resources Research Institute P.O. Box, 343 Jinja. Or physically deliver your application at NaFIRRI Head Office on Plot 39/45 Nile Crescent near the Railway Terminal (Pier) Jinja.

Closing date is 29th June 2012. Only short listed applicants will be responded to and invited for interviews at short notice. Applicants not receiving a response within one week of the closing date should regard their applications as not successful.


Deadline: 29th June 2012



Jobs at National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) in Uganda- Technician

Job Title:  Technician - Physio-Chemical Analysis (Re –advertised)
Department:              Water Quality Section – Kajjansi ARDC 
Reporting to:             Head, Water Quality
Age Limit:                  25-45 years   
Location:                    Kajjansi        
Salary Scale:              UR6

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) is one of the Public Agricultural Research Institute established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005.   The Institute is mandated to undertake Research of strategic nature and of national importance in Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture under the policy guidance of National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following vacant position:

               

Overall Purpose

Provide technical support to research scientists and stakeholders undertaking studies on physico-chemical environment in experimental settings (e.g. ponds), farm enterprises and water bodies; develop and maintain database for both capture fisheries and aquaculture research information.

Terms of Reference

    Plan and undertake field, on-station and laboratory work to collect and analyze data on the physical-chemical parameters that influence fish productivity and generate scientific reports.
    Determine physico-chemical parameters in water (e.g. Dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, nutrients e.g. Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Soluble Reactive Phosphorus, etc), take readings for wind movement, solar, rainfall, turbidity and humidity.
    Apply advanced analytical techniques and modifications.
    Fix and calibrate equipment used both in the lab and in the field.
    Preserve and maintain samples in the laboratory.
    Fabricate field and laboratory tools and equipment.
    Develop and maintain experimental tools and equipments used in collecting samples.
    Collecting sediment and water samples for determination of pollutants, heavy metals and nutrients levels.
    Maintain general laboratory organisation and cleanness.



Minimum Qualifications

    Ordinary Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry) supported by at least Credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English at O-level and a combination at A-level that includes Chemistry and Biology.
    Additional qualifications in Water Quality, Environmental Science, Analytical and Industrial Chemistry are strong added advantages.
    Minimum of four years relevant working experience gained from a reputable institution.
    Demonstrated ability in the use of appropriate analytical equipment (e.g. AAD, GLC, HPLC, Auto-Analysers, etc).



Key Competencies

    Knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, industrial chemistry, principles and practical applications
    Ability to use computerized instruments and equipment and use of MS Office applications.
    Demonstrated ability and willingness to undertake field based data collection for extended periods of time under minimum supervision.

    Ability to execute safety precautions to minimize occupational hazards.


How to Apply:
Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials should be addressed to the: Director, National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, P.O. Box, 343 Jinja. Or physically deliver your application at NaFIRRI Head Office on Plot 39/45 Nile Crescent near the Railway Terminal (Pier) Jinja.

Closing date is 29th June 2012. Only short listed applicants will be responded to and invited for interviews at short notice. Applicants not receiving a response within one week of the closing date should regard their applications as not successful.


Deadline: 29th June 2012

Jobs at National Planning Authority (NPA) in Uganda- Human Resource Officer



Job Title:
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
Job Title: Senior Human Resource Oficer

National Planning Authority (NPA)    FULL TIME
About this Job:    

The National Planning Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995). It is the principal statutory agency responsible for the management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans. Following the review of the Strategic Plan and the Organization Structure, new positions have emerged. In this regard, the Authority is desirous of filling one of those positions-Senior Human Resource Officer.

JOB TITLE: SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
Reporting to: Head, finance & Administration
Main Function:
This is a middle managerial position in the Authority and the Officer will assist the Head; Finance and Administration in managing the human resource function.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of this job are as follows;
• Responsible for review and development of appropriate HR policies and plans in consultation with the Head Finance and Administration.
• Carry out salary surveys and prepare and submit remuneration review .recommendations to management
• ‘Maintain an effective job Analysis system
• Keep job descriptions up to date and assist in carrying out job Evaluation
• Generally responsible for managing staff entry, retention and exit
• In consultation with the Accountant and Head Finance and Administration, manage and keep up-to- date the payroll of the Authority, including implantation of any changes, deletions or additions to the payroll
• Responsible for aligning people with the organizations objectives
• Responsible for career and staff development
• Periodically assess the training needs of staff, as well as arrange for. and manage staff training
• Response’s for Performance management
• Responsible development and management of reward, and benefits schemes
• Responsible for .HR administration services including management of staff files, leave, training, medical and staff welfare generally,
• Perform HR advisory role to management on all matters of a personnel / HRM nature

Key Result Areas (KRAS):
1. Analyze the organization and propose HR policies and strategies that are aimed at improving the performance of the organization.
2. Produce Quarterly and half yearly HR performance or progress reports.
3. Advice to staff on all personnel/HRM – Related issues provided
4. Staff training carried out in line with the needs assessment
5. Management of the payroll effectively carried out
6. Reports of staff performance assessment are timely submitted.

Remuneration
Remuneration for this position is attractive and commensurate with the responsibilities attached to it,
Requirement:    

Person Specifications/ Qualifications
The Applicant must have the following qualifications;
1. An Honors Degree in Human Resource Management / or Social Work and Social Administration or Industrial and Organizational Psychology or Social Sciences from a recognized University/ Institution
2. Must have a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, or Organizations! Development
3. Working experience of at least 5 years as a Senior Human Resource Officer in a large and reputable organization.
4. Must have a thorough understanding of the Uganda labor laws and HR best practices
5. Knowledge in developing the Human resource management information system will be an added advantage.
Additional Skills
• Good analytical, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer skills (MS Office)
• Good report writing skills.



How to apply:    

Submission of Applications
Interested candidates should apply in writing with d copy of detailed CV and certified copies of all academic and professional qualifications to the address below.
All applications must be in sealed envelope clearly indicating the NPA address and position applied for on the top right hand corner not later than 28th June 2012 5.00p,m. Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Executive Director, National Planning Authority 15B Clement Hill Road P.O Box 21434 KAMPALA



Deadline: 28th June 2012

Jobs at Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in Uganda- Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director At UBOS

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is a semi–autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament (1998) to promote the production of reliable official statistics and ensure the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System.

The Bureau’s core business, include among others; the Production, Coordination and Dissemination of official statistics to support the national and local government planning processes.

The Bureau is seeking to recruit a person of integrity, self motivated, results-oriented and dynamic qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Executive Director who is the Chief Executive of the Bureau.

Position:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Reports To: Board of Directors

Type of Appointment: Contract Appointment of 4 years renewable once.
Role: To provide technical, professional and managerial guidance in the production and development of statistics in line with the National Statistical System (NSS).
Key result Areas:

The roles of Executive Director will include the following:

1.    Manage all the technical operations of the Bureau with regard to planning, production, coordination both at the planning and administrative level in formulation of programmes for statistical production and development.

2.    Coordination of the Bureau and the National Statistical System

3.    Be a member of the Board of directors responsible for informing the board on the levels of  implementation of Bureau policies

4.    Responsible for preparing the Bureau Budget and the Management and Accounting for all resources of the Bureau.

5.    Prepare and write reports to be presented to the Minister on a quarterly basis.

6.    Represent the Bureau both at National and International for.

7.    Oversee the Public Relations function of the Bureau and be responsible for the promotion of the corporate image of the Bureau

8.    Any other duties as the Board of Directors, and or Secretary to the Treasury may determine

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications:

1.    Must possess an honours degree and post graduate training in Statistics, Population Studies or other related field form a recognized institution.

2.     Possession of a PhD in a relevant field will be an added advantage

Experience:

•    Fifteen (15) years professional working experience with at least 6 years at a senior managerial level in a Government Department or  •    Reputable Agency in the field of Statistical production and Policy Analysis.
•   Knowledge and exposure to; Financial Management and Budgeting Tools
•    Should have had adequate exposure in interfacing with Accounting Officers of the MDAs and other High Local Governments
•   Demonstrated ability/experience of networking with other institutions

Other Requirements:

•   Sound knowledge and appreciation of statistical computing techniques and computer applications.
•   Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relations.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:

•   An all- inclusive commensurate package shall be paid to the most suitable candidate.
•   Age Requirement: Should at least be 45 Years of Age.
How to Apply

Interested eligible applicants should submit their applications accompanied by academic transcripts, testimonials and CVs including full postal/e-mail address, telephone numbers, indicating, the names and contact addresses of three referees to:

The Chairman, Board of Directors,
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Statistics House – Floor 8, Room 8.1
Plot 9 Colville Street
P. O. Box 7186
Kampala

Tel: 256-41-706000
Fax: 256-41-237553 / 230370
Email: chairman@ubos.org


So as to reach him not later than 5.00 pm, 29th June, 2012
UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS IS AN ALL- EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ORGANISATION. FEMALES WITH THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


Deadline: 29th June 2012

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