Jobs at East African Community- Personal Secretary








Job Title:  Senior Personal Secretary

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of East Africa for the following
position tenable at the East African Community Secretariat:
SENIOR PERSONAL SECRETARY
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/038). (2 Posts)
Grade: G5
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Directorate: Human Resources and Administration
Department: Administration
Reports to: Principal Administrative Officer
Main Purpose of the Job:
To manage, provide and coordinate Office and Secretarial services in Executive
Offices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Manage the Executive Office and provide secretarial services and secretarial
services in Executive Offices and ensure security of office and information.
2 Provide administrative support to official travel arrangement, including
itinerary arrangement., clearance, tickets and other necessary documents for
the Office
3 Arrange for timely requisition of office supplies and stores.
4 Facilitate information sharing between various directorates, departments and
Stakeholders.
5 Prepare high quality briefing materials for meetings and appointments and
taking minutes and dictation.
6 Receive, attend to and direct customers/visitors appropriately.
7 Manage and update office diary, draft responses to correspondences and
arrange for appointment and meetings as agreed with the Executive.
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8 Maintain good customer relations with employees, customers and general
public.
9 Arrange appointments and meetings as appropriate, including arranging
agendas and programmes for meetings under the Executive’s docket and
make follow-up on deadlines, commitment made and action taken.
10 Create and maintain appropriate record and filing sub-systems for the Office.
a. Transcribe and draft official correspondences and memoranda
b. Recommend appropriate system for streamlining office operation.
Qualifications and Experience:
Diploma in Secretarial training or equivalent qualification plus ten (10) years
relevant experience , 5 years of which should have served in a Senior Office.
Relevant degree would be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi-task, excellent oral and written
communication skills, ability to work under pressure, attention to detail and
deadlines, ability to filter information and assess priorities, ability to think ahead and
anticipate needs before they arise, ability to exercise discretion in dealing with
confidential or sensitive matters, confident and able to work on own initiative and
with limited supervision.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable upon
satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the application of the
EAC Quota System
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
For more information, visit our website: www.eac.int;



HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier
service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic
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and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. O. Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255 /
+255 27 2050281
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than 15th June 2012.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.

Deadline: 15th June 2012


Jobs at World Agroforestry Centre in Uganda- Scientist

Job Title: Scientist/Uganda Country Representative

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Employer: World Agroforestry Center
Application deadline: 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours 52 minutes


The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

About the position

ICRAF seeks to recruit a candidate for the position of Scientist/Uganda Country Representative to be based at its Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. Reporting to the Regional Coordinator-East Africa, the incumbent will seek to build strong partnerships with institutions and development partners based in Uganda and work together to generate tree-based solutions to the problems of rural poverty, hunger and environmental degradation. The principal role of the Country Representative is to coordinate the development of a comprehensive agroforestry research for development programme for ICRAF in Uganda. This includes capacity strengthening, mobilizing resources for collaborative research with Ugandan institutions and other national agroforestry and land management programmes in the Eastern Africa Region. The incumbent will promote collaborative research for development activities with NARS and other relevant institutions such as educational institutions, extension providers, NGOs, CBOs and the private sector in the country. The research agenda will include innovative research on climate change and agro-biodiversity, as well as participatory evaluation and dissemination of the best-bet land management practices and agroforestry innovations that address issues of soil fertility, food security and environmental concerns in the context of opportunities and constraints to scaling up the wide adoption of agroforestry technologies among smallholder farmers. The job specifically includes the following duties and responsibilities to be carried out under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and GRP leaders with projects in Uganda, and in effective partnership with appropriate institutions in the country:



    Plan and execute a collaborative agroforestry research for development agenda in Uganda;
    Write scientific articles and syntheses for publishing;
    Plan and implement an effective resource mobilization strategy aimed at supporting a significant expansion of the ICRAF-Uganda- project portfolio;
    Build and maintain strategic partnerships with government, donors, farmer organizations, NGOs, the private sector, education and research institutions (including other CGIAR centers) and international agencies with a view to institutionalize land management and agroforestry research and development in the country;
    Build the capacity of young scientists;
    Liaise with other East & Central Africa regional and national programme scientists and Uganda institutions for technical exchange and collaboration;
    Analyze, interpret, and report research and development results to ICRAF, donors and other development partners. As a research for development institution, ICRAF attaches emphasis on generating international public goods. Thus it attaches great importance to reporting of findings and experiences through peer reviewed articles and similar media;
    Prepare technical and policy reviews on specific subject areas with emphasis on future land management and agroforestry research and development needs in Uganda;
    Supervise and participate in the preparation of training materials and participate in training courses as a resource person;
    Assist in the preparation, implementation and management of the regional plan of work and budget;
    Supervise, provide logistical support and report on all ICRAF activities in Uganda, including financial and administrative oversight and
    Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa



Requirements

    PhD in Agroforestry or Natural Resource management

    At least five (5) years hands-on field experience in managing interdisciplinary programmes and multi-disciplinary staff, and projects focusing on the rural poor, ideally with experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular, Uganda;
    Experience in designing and implementing multi-institutional programmes and projects;
    Proven ability to publish scientific articles in refereed journals;
    Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of the role of science in contributing to development in rural areas;
    Demonstrated English writing skills, and proven ability to contribute to the research and development literature;
    Excellent oral presentation skills and computer literacy; and

    Proven resource mobilization skills including proven evidence of ability to raise funds.

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This position is on national terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to a probation period of nine (6) months, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

    A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
    A detailed curriculum vitae
    The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application for Scientist/Uganda Country Representative” on their letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 30th June 2012 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Deadline: 30th June 2012



Finance Manager Jobs at AMREF in Uganda

Job Title: Finance Manager AMREF  Uganda

We are recruiting for the position of Finance Manager AMREF in Uganda.  This position is key and is part of AMREF’s senior management team in Uganda, reporting to the Country Director with a critical role to play in support of the accomplishment of AMREF’s mission and strategy in Uganda.
Responsibilities

    Establishing programmes’ financial management systems.
    Coordinating and administering AMREF’S plan for the control, monitoring, compliance and reporting of financial transactions, as well as coordinating financial planning in line with the strategic priorities.
    Ensuring that the Finance Team is fully integrated with the country team and that they provide technical support to program staff.

Management/ Leadership Responsibility

    Coordinate financial planning for the country program in accordance with AMREF financial policies and country strategic plans and priorities.
    Under the guidance of the Country Director, redefine the roles and responsibilities of the finance team based in Kampala.
    Ensure a systematic roll out of AMREF financial policies and procedures. Visit the field regularly to provide financial technical support and ensure that Kampala based accountants operate on the basis of a program and field driven technical support system.
    Manage the SUN accounting system and ensure that is provides efficient and effective support to the needs and priorities of the Uganda Country Program.
    Coordinate the production of high quality and timely financial reports in fulfillment of the needs of AMREF Uganda as well as its donors and partners.
    Manage a core team of Kampala based accountants and ensure that they functions effectively as part of the AMREF Uganda team.
    Provide high quality financial technical advice to the Country Director, Deputy Country Director and Heads of Department.
    Provide technical support to project accountants who are line managed by other managers and ensure a well networked, delegated, empowering, decentralized and team-based financial management system.
    Manage the SUN system and ensure that the financial system is highly decentralized and led by budget holders and their respective teams.
    Ensure that the Finance Team is fully integrated with the country team and that they provide user-friendly technical financial support services to program staff.
    Ensure that the Finance department functions as an effective support department in a program led operations where program teams are fully supported to deliver high quality projects.
    Ensure that all payments to AMREF vendors and partners are processed in time in order to promote good partnerships and to uphold a favorable image of AMREF at all times.
    As a member of SMT, promote high standards of team spirit, one-AMREF, confidentiality and excellent working relationship within the SMT and across the Country Program.
    Ensure that the authority of the Deputy Country Director as the second in command of the Uganda Country Program is fully respected, supported and adhered to.

Description of Duties

    Produce regular financial analysis, plans and reports to enable the Country Director to make informed decisions and choices in the overall management of AMREF Uganda financial resources.
    Set up a SUN System that is responsive to the needs of the Country Program and reflects a highly decentralized and empowering financial management system.
    Ensure that the AMREF Uganda financial systems are responsive to the priorities of the Uganda Country Program.
    On a regular basis, produce finance departmental plans for approval by the Country Director to ensure that such plans are in tandem with the priorities of the country program.
    Ensure that the budget holding responsibilities, authorization limits and bank signatory systems are fully supported and adhered to.
    Ensure that the Deputy Country Director and all other Heads of Departments are given efficient and effective financial technical support to plans for and manage their respective budgets.
    Ensure that all financial transactions are carried out in compliance with donor requirements, AMREF Uganda policies and procedures.
    Develop and supervise implementation of decentralized accounting systems and procedures.
    Ensure that that statutory requirements are made and remitted in time and are in line with the provision of the existing bilateral agreement between AMREF and the Government of Uganda.
    Provide technical support to CD, DCD and Heads of departments on budgeting, spending and reporting.
    Ensure that financial reports to the donors are prepared accurately, timely as per the contractual requirements.
    Supervise the preparation of the payroll system to include statutory regulations.
    Act as an advisor to the Country Director on all matters relating to financial management
    Ensure effective budgetary controls including variance analyses, accurate and timely reporting and determination and implementation of variance related follow –up actions
    Monitor fund disbursement, deposits and related journal voucher entries and ensure consistent accuracy
    Ensure that the donor ledger and statements are properly set up, maintained, and updated as per the contractual agreements
    Monitor reviews of expenditure levels on all grants and ensure that the relevant stakeholders are advised accordingly
    Supervise banking transactions including reconciliations and ensure adequate liaison with the bankers
    Ensure that all financial records are properly maintained
    Ensure that monthly reports are accurate before closing of the financial year
    In collaboration with Country SMT, participate in developing, implementing and maintaining good financial policies and systems.
    Coordinate the budgetary and forward planning systems and process including annual, quarterly and ad hoc budgets.
    Review donor contracts to ensure that budgets are in line with donor requirements and AMREF standards of financial operations.
    Provide operational financial support and guidance to senior managers/ country director on budgeting and financial performance.
    Produce periodic financial reports and interpret the same to management.
    Supervise the core team of Kampala based accountants and provide technical support to project accountants through their respective Heads of Departments.
    Ensure proper books of accounting are maintained and kept up to date within AMREF policy guidelines.
    Monitor overall financial performance and reporting. Monitor donor call down requests, cash flow planning.
    With the Country Director, Deputy Country Director and country SMT, support Internal and external audits processes and respond to queries, observations and implement recommendations.
    Managing overall work process of the finance unit by ensuring effective work assignment, supervision and staff development.
    Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director from time to time.

Accountability

    Supervision: Works within the limits of authority as delegated from Country Director and in line with AMREF financial policies and procedures
    Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work outlines in the Job Description and other targets  and is accountable for them.
    Responsibility over data or information: has access to important and highly confidential Financial information
    Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for Finance unit budget and all assets in the unit.
    Direct responsibility over Staff:  Core Kampala based accountants
    Technical responsibility over staff: All regional accountants

 Qualifications and Experience

    First degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or closely related area.
    Possession of a Professional qualification  CPA  ACCA
    Relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
    Hands on experience in project, financial and management accounting
    Computer literate, Sun Accounting Systems
    A minimum of 5 years preferably in an NGO with 3 of these in a senior or managerial role.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, with 3 work-related referees, and copies of certificates/testimonials quoting the ref number (UHR /31/5/12), to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be clearly marked: ‘AMREF-Finance Manager. No e-mails must exceed 2MB.

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

E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug or go to www.kazijobs.com to apply online.

 We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday 15th June 2012 and regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 15th June 2012


Marketing Jobs in Uganda


Job Title: Marketing Operations

About this job

Our Client is the technology leader in mobile marketing and advertising. Mobile with its unique attributes - immediate, personal, trackable and its reach into 80% of world's population - is an unparalleled marketing channel. They provide technology to mobile operators to enable them to play a key role in mobile marketing and advertising that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Work with the marketing teams of top end Telecom operators and ensure a regular run of marketing campaigns in Africa.
    Achieve the assigned revenue targets from the campaigns run in these regions.
    To be the single point of contact for all on-site customer requirements and issues resolution.
    Gather client requirements for future releases of the product.
    Create and maintain all product documentation.
     Work hand in hand with Marketing Operations Team.
    Training the marketing team about the different features of the product with each new release.
    Creation of innovative marketing campaigns which will be valuable for the operator.
    Maintain processes, templates, and other documents that support best practices.

Qualifications:

    MBA/ PGDBM  with  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering with 1 to 4 years experience.
    Some knowledge of U&R(Usage & Retention) activity in the Telecom domain.
    Ability to understand Technology related to platforms & telecom
    Account Management skills.
    Open to other resources having Customer Interacting roles
    Should be Smart with good conversation skills.
    Should be aware of Software Technologies
    Domain knowledge in marketing technology, such as mobile marketing, email marketing, CRM, direct marketing, analytics, online advertising, or an enterprise software product for mobile operators.
    Exposure to Telecom domain will be an added advantage

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 flyjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 25th June 2012




Jobs at EFC Microfinance Ltd in Uganda

Job Title:

Branch Manager

( EFC Micro-finance Limited, Uganda )



EFC Limited is a new start-up Micro-finance Institution that provides financial services to micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs).

The purpose of the Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC) is to provide increased access to specialized financial services for entrepreneurs while contributing to wealth creation, improvement of living conditions and development of the Ugandan private sector. Owned by international and local investors, EFC Uganda is distinctive in its emphasis on local development through a collective ownership scheme.

EFC Uganda has just opened its first branch in Kampala and is now accepting applications for the following position:

Branch Manager
Requirement:
QUALIFICATIONS & PROFILE:Applicants should have financial services experience with the following general profile:

    Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Management or Economics;
    One (1) to three (3) years of work experience in a related field;
    Innovative problem solving skills;
    Strong people/relationship skills with a customer service and teamwork orientation;
    Action and results oriented with good time management and analytical skills;
    Fluent in English and Luganda.

How to apply:

EFC Uganda seeks to hire qualified and experienced candidates who are strongly oriented towards personal and professional development for career advancement and can actively participate in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.

Qualified candidates only are requested to submit a letter of interest explaining their motivation for the position applied for together with their Curriculum Vitae, three professional references and copies of academic certificates/diplomas. Please DO NOT re-apply if you have already submitted a CV.

Applications will be received until 29th June 2012 addressed to:

The Managing Director EFC Limited, 1st Floor, Master Wood Plaza 1156 Masaka Road, Ndeeba Kampala, Uganda.

Email: HR.EFCUganda@gmail.com

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those short listed for an interview will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or walk-ins please.

Deadline: 29th June 2012

Country Director Jobs at Mercy Corps in Uganda




Job Title: Country director, Kampala
Closing Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2012

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mercy Corps Uganda Country Director is an innovative and visionary leader responsible for resourcefully managing all programming in Uganda, resulting in lasting improvement in the lives of over a half a million Ugandans. S/He has held senior roles in formulating strategic direction within an international development context. The CD has supervisory responsibility for the country team and implementation of all security protocols. The Country Program enjoys a budget of approximately 40 million with the generous support from the United States Government, the European Commission, and the Swiss. The CD develops sustainable, multi-sector programming and is accountable to beneficiaries and donors, placing a high value on innovative solutions to development issues and creative partnerships in tough environments.

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Since the Country Office opened in 2005, Mercy Corps Uganda has experienced significant growth that has resulted in geographic expansion and the development of new sub-grant alliances with international and national NGOs. Working in transitional environments, Mercy Corps is integrating well-targeted assistance with a large focus on market facilitation that is embedding a mindset of sustainability among all programmatic staff and unifying Mercy Corps approach across all programs. By addressing a number of overlapping and associated needs within a wide range of activities (livelihoods, peace building, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and economic development) Mercy Corps is taking a very integrated approach to ensure the greatest possible impact. The Districts in which Mercy Corps works are generally the most marginalized, poverty stricken, and conflict prone.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Strategy and Vision

    Communicate a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies to team members and stakeholders that translates into concrete programs and work plans.
    Lead the annual country planning process and provide strategic updates.
    Use technical support teams collaboratively.

Personal Leadership

    Demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure.
    Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
    Demonstrate awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs.

Representation

    Represent Mercy Corps programs with national and international media and participate in community activities as appropriate.
    Maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituents such as private partners, local governments, foundations, the private sector, etc.
    Anticipate needs, understand donor pool and contribute to shaping donor's views on development.
    Explore, evaluate and present innovative funding opportunities that support the objectives for the country as a whole.

Team Management

    Create a sustainable work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled and effective team members and enables them individually and collectively to strive to achieve excellence.
    Supervise and provide leadership to a diverse team of direct and indirect reports in field offices.
    Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Operations Management

    Apply Mercy Corps' Design M&E principles and framework to programs and ensure the country's overall strategy includes effective, timely reporting systems for all donors.
    Ensure effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies/procedures.
    Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors, if applicable.
    Build and maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for programs, as well as segregation of duties between finance and operations.

Security

    Liaise with the VP of Operations and Regional Program Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Program Director (1), Chief of Party (2), Program Manager (1) Finance Director, (1), Deputy Director (1) (Total of 6 direct and 187 indirect staff).-->

ACCOUNTABILITY:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Regional Program Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Senior Program Officer, Assistant Program Officer, TSU, Regional Finance Officer and Africa Security Advisor.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

    BA/S or equivalent in relevant field required; MA/S preferred.
    7-10 years of field experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing large complex development programs.
    5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building and field management experience.
    Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments.
    Proven skills in financial and grants management; prior experience with USAID and experience with EC funding desirable.
    Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills.
    Excellent oral and written English skillsrequired.
    Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
    Previous working experience in Africa, with Multi-Year Assistance Programs (MYAPs), and in insecure environments preferred.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

The successful Uganda CD will skillfully represent programmatic priorities of the agency to donors and regional partners while providing effective leadership to the Mercy Corps program team. S/he will have high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building and will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

The CD is based in Kampala. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is individual accommodation with unlimited freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are three main International schools in Uganda. Staff have access to services – medical, electricity, water, etc. This position requires thirty-five percent travel by road and air to field offices in secure and insecure environments.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

How to apply:


Please apply directly at:
http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=218055&company_id=15927&jobboardid=479


Deadline: 10th July 2012

Jobs at National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) - Programme Assistants


Job Title: Programme Assistants (NUDIPU)

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)
Job Description

Programme Assistants

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Job Adverts for Programme Assistants (NUDIPU)
The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an umbrella organization for all disability categories in Uganda. NUDIPU is implementing the an initiative code named “WE CAN MANAGE” PWDs’ Savings and Credit Project targeting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their Caretakers. NUDIPU is seeking to recruit two (2) dynamic and visionary persons to position of Programme Assistant to spearhead the project in Busia and Pallisa district respectively.

The Programme Assistant shall be based at the district of operation and will be responsible for the direct implementation of the project. He/she will be reporting to the Programme Officer who will supervise him/her in collaboration with the respective District Union Chairperson.

Specific requirements/competences:

• Familiarity with lobbying, advocacy, partnership building and gender mainstreaming approaches.

• Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of basic Microsoft packages.

• Ability to support the Project to reach out to the target group to access secure savings and loans in accordance with laid procedures.

• Proven ability to develop, motivate and lead WCM groups to self-reliance through provision of quality and timely technical guidance and support.

• Practical experience in project related work and use of facts based implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation.

• Knowledge in use of publicity, promotional and information dissemination mechanisms.

• Familiarity with resource mobilization strategies and skills in resource utilization in accordance with the planned activities and accepted procedures.

• Ability to communicate (oral and written) effectively for a variety of audience: staff,
donors, government and other partners including community members.

• Ability to build the capacity of others. Competence to provide technical assistance to counterparts as well as designing and conducting training programs including allocation of operational zones/areas to subordinates.

• Good reporting skills and ability to share the reports with the relevant stakeholders as well as maintaining an updated record keeping system.

• Good networking and advocacy skills to promote the Project activities and NUDIPU activities effectively.

Qualifications required:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Development studies, Adult Education, Community Development, Economics, Education or any other related disciplines. Experience in working with Disability based organisations and/or rural communities as well as knowledge of the local language will be of added advantage. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications, copies of academic transcripts and detailed CVs including day-time telephone contacts of at least 3 referees specifically addressed to the “Executive Director”, not later than Friday 22 June 2012 at 5:00pm; EITHER by post to: NUDIPU, P.O.BOX 8567 Kampala OR: Physically at; NUDIPU on Plot 530, Bukoto-Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179.

Candidates should clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating the position applied for and district of preference.


Deadline: 22nd June 2012

Jobs at World Bank in Uganda- Operations Officer


Job Title: Senior Operations Officer

The World Bank

Job Description

Senior Operations Officer

Local Term a 2-year renewable Appointment

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Senior Operations Officer

The World Bank’s Country Office in Uganda is seeking a high caliber locally-recruited Senior Operations Officer for the Uganda program to be based in Kampala. Uganda is among the seven largest country programs in Africa and has an active portfolio consisting of both projects and analytical activities. In order to support the management of this diverse program, the Operations Officer will assist the Country Manager, working closely with the Fiduciary Team at the Country Office and the Country Program Coordinator, based in Washington DC.

Duties and Accountabilities

(i)    Portfolio Coordination/Monitoring:

•    Play a key role in coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the Uganda Portfolio to ensure quality and documented results.

•    Manage existing portfolio monitoring systems effectively to follow-up programs and activities across sectors, in close liaison with the Task Teams and client implementation teams.

•    Monitor the implementation of various activities financed through grants, outside the main lending program, including the Analytical and Advisory Assistance/Economic Sector Work and Trust Funds supported activities.

•    Provide both the Country Director and the Country Manager with regular assessments of portfolio performance status, with recommendations on necessary follow-up actions to improve performance.

(ii)    Quality Assurance:

•    Work with task teams in ensuring Quality at Entry, Supervision and Exit for the Bank supported program.

•    Provide leadership and advisory support in all phases of operations, including problem solving on complex issues of implementation.

•    Identify the major implementation issues which may affect
portfolio quality and highlight them for the Country Manager in a timely manner and with proposed remedies or appropriate actions on how to address them.

•    Chair the quarterly Project Coordinators’ Forum which links Bank and client teams on matters of program implementation and performance monitoring.

•    Play a lead role in preparing, organizing and managing the process for Country Portfolio Performance Reviews, internally and with Government. Prepare the issues paper and action plans for such reviews, in consultation with the Fiduciaiy team and the task teams in the Bank and in Government.

•    Play an active role in overseeing quality by reviewing documents (including ISR, ICRs, ESW/AAA, TF proposals and Board packages) and correspondence for Country Manager and/or Country Director’s action.

•    Inform the task teams on emerging Bank instruments and changes to the Bank’s operational policies.

•    Respond or contribute to information requests by Bank management and or external clients relating to the portfolio and related activities.    >

•    Provide inputs to and/or prepare diverse operational products/ outputs (e.g. sector and country briefings, including for Spring and Annual Meetings, background repons, case studies, portfolio performance reviews, etc.).

Selection Criteria:

•    A minimum of a Masters Degree from a recognized institution in a relevant field/discipline (such as economics, development planning, finance, business administration, engineering, or equivalent) and 8 years of relevant professional and operational support experience;

•    Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical
concepts into practical approaches for Bank operational work;

•    Familiarity with macroeconomic and/or operational issues and broad understanding of links to sector policies.

•    Capability to assess policy issues and interrelationships of sector, macroeconomic and country strategies;

•    Task and project management skills, including Monitoring and Evaluation;

•    Broad understanding of Uganda’s political economy, the country’s development issues and cultural factors; .

•    A good understanding of Bank operational policies, practices and procedures will be an advantage.

•    Demonstrated strategic skills and ability to link macro and sectoral issues in an integrated way;

•    A drive and commitment for results through team work and consultation and good work ethics;

•    Ability to take initiative and work independently without much supervision;

•    Ability to operate in a mature manner and sensitively in multicultural and in multi-disciplinary teams environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

•    Strong report writing and communication skills. A proven ability to write brief and clear analytical reports and concise discussion notes requiring strong written and oral communication skills in English;


How to Apply

For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at www.worldbank.org/careers. Click on > employment opportunities > professional/ technical staff opportunities – current vacancies > job # 121364.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Deadline:  17th June 2012.

Jobs at CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus in Uganda



Job Title: Administrator, Kampala
Closing Date: Monday, 18 June 2012

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Degree in Economics, Business Studies, Accounting or Political Science. Previous experience with NGOs (minimum 1 year).

Good organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English and Italian.

WORK CONTEXT

Cesvi operates in the North area of the country since 2001. The main sectors of activities are: water and protection and management of water resources; food security and rural development with a strong focus to market access; health with training activities for local authorities and health centres, prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child, an integrated approach in the fight against HIV/Aids. The main donors are UN Agencies (WFP – FAO – UNICEF), the Italian Cooperation, the European Union and other local and international Foundations. Currently we are managing a total of five field offices supervised by the Country Office in Kampala. In 2012 CESVI is starting two new initiatives founded by the EC, on agriculture and rural development.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The collaboration will start in June 2011. The main duty station will be the Country Office in Kampala with extensive travels and temporary residence to the field offices in Northen regions of Uganda.

She/he will coordinate with his local manager in carrying out his activities, so as to guarantee the correct narrative and financial reporting of the projects/programs implemented by the organization in Uganda.

Main tasks include:

    assist the PMs and CR in complying with the Organization's administrative procedures, rules of the donors, procurement and reporting procedures;
    supervise the organization of the office and projects' documents
    guarantee the correct and prompt expenses allocation as well as the thorough administrative control of the different projects/programs she/he is in charge of.
    prepare the project periodical and final documentation following the rules established by the donors and the requested Headquarters procedures.
    assist his manager to fill out the project cash flow (final and estimated analysis), and she/he will contribute to control the expenses' final and estimated trend.
    take care of the relations with suppliers, banks, administrative and social security institutions in the country.
    Support the CR and PMs on the management of the local staff (eg. Selection, Contracts according to the local laws)
    Responsible of the administrative and accounting unit in Uganda
    assist the Headquarters in the administrative management of contractual issues with the expatriates in the area.

    The Admin will work under the direct supervision of the CESVI Country Representative and in collaboration and cooperation with the Project Managers. The Admin will respond to the Country Representative and to the HQ supervisors (Area Manager and Grant Manager).

How to apply:

to apply visit: www.cesvi.org


Deadline: 18th June 2012

Jobs at Samaritan's Purse in Uganda- M&E Advisor

Job Title: Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (1120)

Closing date:  16 Jul 2012

Samaritan's Purse

International - Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and processes require definition, discipline and training. The Program Development Unit (PDU) Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will provide clarity, definition and system synchronism across all Samaritan’s Purse (SP) field office locations. The individual serving as the Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with the Program Management Advisor, Regional Directors, Country Directors, and Program Managers as well as within the Program Development Division (PDD) in general. The M&E Advisor will seek to establish meetings with key implementers in the critical start-up phase of programs to ensure the best possible chance of success. Along with the Technical Advisors, this person will promote the best practices of the organization both internally, by capturing the critical lessons learned as well as externally, by writing and presenting programming results to the international community.

The location of where this position will be based is still to be determined.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Master’s Degree (MSc.) or equivalent in statistics or similar subject; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Commitment to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith, and experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians. • Technical writing skills including developing logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans and evaluation reports. • Field experience in relief and program development, program implementation and proposal development. • Working knowledge of donor monitoring and evaluation requirements (UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID etc) and best practice in the field. • Experience of conducting project evaluations including using survey methodologies of Cluster and LQAS. • Proficiency and proven track record with using EPI Info and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA or other packages.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an accompanied position.

Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom Respond with Compassionate Action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work Walk in Bold Faith - Expect God to do the impossible-- “God Room”


How to apply:

In order to apply, please go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/employment_listings/position_li... and click on "Apply Now"


Deadline: 16th July 2012

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