Jobs at Water Missions International in Uganda- Country Director

Job Title: Country Director in East Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2012

Water Missions International is a Christian Ministry. Our mission is to be a best in class Christian Engineering Ministry that transforms lives through sustainable safe water solutions. Water Missions International's vision is to be a Christian Engineering Ministry that is recognized as a global leader in transformational safe water solutions by 2017.

The Country Director position is key to the success of the overall ministry of Water Missions International. This role will have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness and growth of Water Missions International's international programs.

As with all positions in the organization, this position is as much a calling as it is a job. The person in this position must sense a clear calling from God and a heartfelt passion for our mission. The person must be in sympathy with Christian values.

Because our mission is global, urgent, and enormous, the person in this position must have the temperament and energy to be a leader in an entrepreneurial environment. The person must have the ability and be willing to fulfill multiple roles and tasks. He or she must not only be comfortable in, but be energized by a highly fluid, rapidly changing work environment. This person must be able to grow professionally as the organization grows.

Under the direction of the Director of Africa Programs, the Country Director is responsible for carrying out the mission of Water Missions International - to implement safe water projects in community development and disaster response situations and communicate the Living Water message - in the country of residence and in nearby countries as needs dictate. The Country Director must be a leader who is able to embrace the vision and mission of Water Missions International with a sense of urgency and then be able to inspire others in the work. The Country Director must be a competent manager who is able to oversee a diverse staff likely to consist of indigenous and western personnel. As a leader and manager, the Country Director must be able to oversee and direct projects to successful and sustainable conclusions according to Water Missions International established standards. He or she must also be able to organize and lead administrative functions, including payroll and other aspects of personnel management as well as project accounting and tracking (project budgets and tracking project expenditures ). The Country Director is also responsible for evaluating people and organizations for potential partnerships which would further ministry effectiveness.

This position is based in one of Water Missions International's East Africa programs (Kenya, Malawi, or Uganda). As a result, the position requires full time residence in-country. Some travel to other developing countries to build relationships and carry out the mission of Water Missions International, including disaster response and on-going development projects within those countries, may be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

    Prepare written budget proposals, program proposals and cost estimates
    Perform project management tasks including developing scope of work, project budget, project schedule and periodic project status reports
    Conduct field inspections and site assessments as well as provide training related to these tasks
    Report country program performance against budget, goals and measures
    Provide technical direction and assistance for in-country staff, volunteers and partner organizations
    Prepare and deliver presentations to Water Missions International staff, the country program Board of Directors, partners, volunteers and donors as needed
    Hire, train and lead full-time and part-time staff
    Evaluate people and organizations for potential ministry partnerships

    Minimum education and work experience:
    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in a related field
    Minimum of 10 years experience in leadership and management positions
    Demonstrated experience in Christian ministry, evangelism and discipleship
    Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    Excellent analytical and supervisory skills
    Excellent organization and project leadership and management skills
    Excellent relationship and mentoring skills

    Required qualifications:
    An understanding of and commitment to the mission to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the good news of salvation to people in need throughout the world
    A clear, God given calling to the mission
    Ability to mentor and disciple others in ministry work
    An understanding of and ability to work with Board Members, volunteers and all levels of staff
    Ability to command respect and confidence
    Ability to lead teams toward common goals and overcome diverse obstacles
    Ability to organize personal work load and maintain a well functioning office
    Ability to work through complex issues and employ reasoning skills to solve problems
    An intuitive sense of timing and appropriateness in relation to projects
    Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends when necessary
    A self-starter who problem solves and follows through without prodding but knows when and how to ask for assistance and counsel
    A level of impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in Water Missions International a sense of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested
    Ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment that can be very unstructured in times of emergency

How to apply:

Please send inquiries to Carrie Melchers,

 Deadline: Friday, 31 August 2012

Jobs at Simba Group in Uganda- Graduate Apprentice

Job Title: Graduate Apprentice
About this job

Our client Simba Group, a multinational and multi-faceted (operating in Telecom, Media, Hospitality and Power generation industries) company is seeking to train an intelligent, eager and dynamic graduate apprentice in all areas of business.  No previous experience is required as this will be a fast track apprenticeship in one of Uganda’s top business.

Reports To:  New Business Development Team at Simba Group

About the Job

The role will provide a fast-paced and intense apprenticeship in all areas of business (management, marketing, training, finance, operations, e.t.c).  You will be supporting a new business venture that is being incubated by the Simba Group. As this is a hands-on position, you will be expected to participate in all tasks ranging from the menial to helping the team in high level decisions.You will be initially working within a small team that has vast experience in business operation both within Uganda and internationally.

Expectations for the correct candidate are high as Simba Group believes the correct appointee will be a future leader in Ugandan business.

Essential Skills

• Must be numerical: you must be quick thinking and have a strong head for numbers.

• Must be logical: you must engage critical and rational thinking in order to make informed decisions.

• Be enthusiastic with a strong desire to succeed: you must have an eagerness to gain more. knowledge and attain more achievements.  Moreover you must be posses an energetic go-getting personality that will fit well within the Simba Team.

• Be Flexible: Must be willing to undertake a number of tasks ranging from photocopying to liaising with Simba Management.

Educational Background

• Must be a graduate or a student awaiting graduation from a top level Ugandan institution only.

• Degree in Sciences, Politics, Business, Engineering or Computer Science.

• Must have a current cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 or above. For those awaiting final results, 3.95 and above is acceptable.

• Must have demonstrated leadership abilities whilst at university.

• Excellent secondary school record.

Work Experience

• None:  Simba Group is looking to train a fresh graduate. All you need is ambition and talent.

Please note: This will be a completely meritocratic process and only the best candidate will be chosen.

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. Copies of your university and secondary school transcripts/ statement of results and a typed cover letter of no more than 200 words outlining why you are the ideal person for the job. Merge these 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

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

Deadline: 27th June 2012

Mbarara University of Science and Technology Jobs in Uganda- Project Driver

Job Title: Project Driver
Location: Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Driving Experience: Not less than 2 years in the DL Class
Job Status: Contract
Reports to:  Dean or his delegate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of automatic equipment
•    Knowledge of basic automatic maintenance procedures
•    Ability to deal effectively and patiently with others

Job Responsibilities:
•    Prepare vehicle by conducting operator maintenance
•    Plan Rout and requirements by studying schedule or ad-hoc requests  by the MESAU-MUST office
•    Transport the faculty, students, officials and guests

Job Requirements:
•    Safety First and good driving Habits
•    Is attentive to the needs of passengers
•    Has excellent attendance and positive attitude to the job

Special Requirements
•    A minimum ordinary level Certificate with at least a credit in English Language or literature in English
•    Must possess a valid ;drivers licence
•    Must have a clean driving record, defensive driver training and first aid skills

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may submit hand written applications with the following details
Curriculum Vitae in Ms word doc format
Attach a recent photo
Three letters of reference
Photocopies of academic transcripts, certificates, and other relevant documents
Submit your application to the; Human Resource Manager MUST Grants Office

Deadline: 25th June 2012

Jobs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda- Grants Officer

Job Title: Grants Officer
The person must be a highly responsible professional to work within the office of MEPI-MESAU program at the Faculty of Medicine Mbarara University of science and Technology

Location: faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Identifies funding sources and analyzes the specific research areas and interests of faculty members
•    Provides information regarding external funding opportunities
•    Advises faculty regarding grantmanship and budgets

Education and Experience:
Completion of a Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred, with at least one years experience in the area of grant /contract negotiations, preferably in the central research administration, in an educational institution or any equivalent combination of training and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Extensive knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques used in grant preparation, coordination and implementation
•    Considerable knowledge of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to external funding

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may submit hand written applications with the following details
Curriculum Vitae in Ms word doc format
Attach a recent photo
Three letters of reference
Photocopies of academic transcripts, certificates, and other relevant documents
Submit your application to the; Human Resource Manager MUST Grants Office

Deadline: 25th June 2012

Jobs at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)- Head of Mission

Job Title: Head of Mission, Kampala
Closing Date: Friday, 22 June 2012

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian development and relief organisation that has been working since 1965 to assist the most vulnerable individuals in developing countries.

COOPI's projects are often multi-sectoral and are integrated with each other in order to promote the harmonious development of the local beneficiary communities. The main fields of intervention are health, agriculture, soil protection, livestock, income generating activities, infrastructure, education, training and work organisation. In 42 years of activity, COOPI has carried out programmes in various countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

COOPI is looking for a Head of Mission in Uganda, based in Kampala with visits in the field when needed.

Descrizione e requisiti

Based: Kampala with visits in the field when needed

Responsible to: Nairobi Coordination Unit

Institutional Relations
Relations with Financial Institutions : Banks and Donors Maintain, develop contacts, info sharing and relationship with COOPI Regional Office in Nairobi Attend and develop relations with present and potential Institutional donors in the Country in Coordination with Nairobi Coordination Unit

Elaboration of project proposals
Assessment of the opportunities /calls for proposal opened in the country Elaboration of project proposals to be submitted to the identified donors in coordination with Nairobi Coordination Unit

Project monitoring
Ensure constant monitoring of COOPI projects in the country Periodic missions on the field in support of projects operational, financial and administrative functions

Financial Management
General financial management of the country office Review of financial reports and documents before submission to donors and HQ, ensuring that timing and standards are accomplished Ensure that procedures (both COOPI's and donors') are respected Collaboration with the project managers for the elaboration of budget amendments

Supervision and monitoring of all the logistic aspects of the projects in liaison with the Logistician and Project Managers: observance of COOPI and donor procurement procedures, procurement plans, procurement documentation/dossiers, …

Human Resources
Development, review and application of COOPI human resources policy and procedures in respect of national labor laws and regulations .

Minimum Requirements
At least five years working experience, out of which three in projects programming and management; Previous experiences in project writing; Good report writing skills; Good knowledge and use of the English Language ; Good administrative skills; Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points; Target oriented and problem solving aptitude; Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team; Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations; Diplomatic and confidentiality skills; Advanced IT skills

Starting date: ASAP for 5/6 months

How to apply:

Deadline: 22nd June 2012

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