Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda- Country Director

Job Title: Country Director, Kampala
Closing Date: Saturday, 11 August 2012

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Country Director (CD) will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the country program. The CD is responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team. Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director will work closely with, and receive support from regional and headquarters program technical units, safety and security services, regional finance and operations staff. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Local Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Management

    Working closely with the Regional Director, and regional team, develop a strategic direction and plan for the country program
    Ensure that structures and systems are in compliance with IRC standards, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country program

    Program Quality & Development
    Develop program strategies in accordance with IRCs mission and program framework
    Ensure the consistent use of well managed assessment, design and proposal development processes
    Promote a team approach and positive learning environment utilizing headquarters, country program and operations staff and partners to consistently enhance the quality of design and implementation

    Key Partner & Donor Relations
    Develop IRC as a partner of choice for major local and international donors
    Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives
    Maintain and expand participation with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy and coordinating bodies

    Fundraising and Budget Management
    Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and lead required donor negotiations
    Monitor and identify appropriate sources for match fund requirements and coverage of funding gaps
    Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels
    Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds

    Security & Operations Management
    In coordination with the Regional Security Advisor ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the IRC security protocols and procedures
    Working with country senior management team ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policy and procedures to ensure constant compliance with IRC and donor policies across the program
    Promote coordination and teamwork between program and operations staff to improve quality of proposal submissions and program delivery

    Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention
    Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function
    Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning

    Requirements:
    Graduate degree in relevant field;
    At least eight years of international work experience covering both emergency and post-conflict development programming;
    Experience in the region preferred;
    Extensive program development and fund raising experience, prior experience with European, US and international donors;
    Strong human resource management skills;
    Previous budget and fiscal oversight responsibilities;
    A keen understanding of political complexities in the region, as they relate to post conflict recovery ;
    Ability to work and live in a complex environment;
    Demonstrated success in managing projects preferred;

How to apply:

Please apply at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8213


Deadline: 11th August 2012


Jobs at Uganda Road Fund (URF) in Uganda- Driver

Job Title: Driver
Reports to: administrative Officer

Main Duties:
  • Driving official vehicles of the Uganda Road Fund for purposes of official URF work and be on call at all times
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance and good mechanical condition of assigned URF vehicle(s)
  • run official errands including delivery of documents and letters as requested
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Applicants must posses minimum Uganda Certificate of Education or the equivalent preferably with training in defensive driving, basic motor vehicle mechanics and or knowledge of office management
  • Applicants must possess driving permit preferably with classes B, DM, DL and at least 5 years continuous driving experience in a reputable organization
How to Apply:

Applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted either in hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:
The Executive Director, Uganda Road Fund, 5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road, P.O. Box 7501, KAMPALA or by email to info@roadfund.ug
To reach the Executive Director not later than 29th. June 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 29th June 2012



Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs at Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Reports to: Manager Monitoring and Evaluation

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the development of a work programme for the monitoring and evaluation team and manage workloads and work streams to ensure the programme is delivered according to the plan
  • Support implementation of an ongoing monitoring and evaluation programme addressing the revenue collection, expenditure and perfomance of activities supported by the Fund
  • Monitor performance of designated agencies against KPIs including undertaking impromptu monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) field visits
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelors degree in civil engineering from a recognized university
  • A masters degree in highways or pavement engineering, construction management, transport planning or transport economics will be an added advantage
  • Applicants should at least be graduate  Members of Uganda Institution of professional Engineers 
in addition, the job holder should be able to demonstrate;
  • A through understanding of the principles of road maintenance planning, asset management and investment appraisal preferably with working experience within the transport or road sector in Uganda
  • experience in application of these principles 
  • Through understanding of the road sub-sector in Uganda
How to Apply:

Applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted either in hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:
The Executive Director, Uganda Road Fund, 5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road, P.O. Box 7501, KAMPALA or by email to info@roadfund.ug
To reach the Executive Director not later than 29th. June 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 29th June 2012



Jobs at Uganda Road Fund (URF) in Uganda- Office Attendent

Job Title: Office Attendant
(Reporting to the Administrative Officer)

Applicants must possess minimum Uganda Certificate of Education (O’ level) or the equivalent preferably with training in catering services or- office management. The applicant must be a self driven, clean, hardworking, honest, and responsible and a well organized person with good communication skills. He/she must be a team player with positive attitude towards work and colleagues.
Applicants must also possess at least two years continuous experience in a reputable organization in a related field.
Main Duties
a) Prepare and serve tea to staff and visitors;
b) Provide support to all officers in terms of cleaning and pantry services;
c) Keep the social amenities (kitchen, meeting rooms, staff canteen e.t.c) and equipment in a clean and working condition;
d) Ensure that sundry items needed on the washrooms are available at all times;
e) Any other duties as shall be assigned form time to time.
Age limit: Not more than 30 years Salary and Benefits
The positions will be offered under a contract of three years, renewable. Attractive salaries and conditions will be available to the right candidates.


How to Apply
Applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted either in hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:
The Executive Director, Uganda Road Fund, 5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road, P.O. Box 7501, KAMPALA or by email to info@roadfund.ug
To reach the Executive Director not later than 29th. June 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 29th June 2012



Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Warehouseman

Job Title: Warehouseman; FP-CC; FSN-2
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 034/2012 Date: 06/13/2012

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:       Warehouseman; FP-CC; FSN-2                                             
OPENING DATE: June 14, 2012
CLOSING DATE: June 27, 2012
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Warehouseman in the General Services Office (GSO)."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent, under the supervision of the FSN Supply/Storekeeper Supervisor is one of the employees in the non-expendable warehouse performing warehousemen duties.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education required: Completion of elementary school is required.
2.   Work Experience required:   Two years experience in warehouse work is required.
3.  Language required:  Level II English ability (Limited knowledge) is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  Must be able to learn locations of various types of supply items and property items and to learn recognizing items by sight and from oral descriptions.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Physical ability to make safety decisions when moving furniture and operating power and manual equipments and tools is required. A valid drivers' license and good driving experience are required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.


ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

27th June 2012



Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Driver

Job Title: Warehouseman/Truck Driver; FP-BB; FSN-3
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 036/2012 Date: 06/13/2012

OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:    Warehouseman/Truck Driver; FP-BB; FSN 3                                             
OPENING DATE:  June 14, 2012
CLOSING DATE:  June 27, 2012
WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Warehouseman/Truck Driver in the General Services Office (GSO)."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Operates all warehouse handling equipment/vehicles used in the movement of in coming/out going shipments and store supplies.  Handling of equipment/vehicles includes but is not limited to heavy and light duty trucks, pallet trucks, forklifts, dollies and trolleys.  Incumbent will be involved in the loading and unloading of the handling equipment/vehicles at the same time, as a member of the warehouse team, perform warehouse duties.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.  Education required: Completion of secondary school is required.
2. Work Experience required:   A combination of two years experience in performing clerical and driving duties is required.
3.  Language required:  Level II English ability (good working knowledge) is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  Must have general knowledge of the safest and most efficient ways to move, store and place furniture and appliances and the ability to maneuver the forklift in limited space.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Physical ability and possession of a valid drivers' license appropriate to driving trucks and forklift operations are required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.




ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference



SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5






Deadline: 27th June 2012




Jobs at Centenary Bank in Uganda- Chief Manager

Job Title: Chief Manager, Microfinance Credit
Reports to: General Manager Credit

Key Result Areas:
  • Develop, coordinate the implementation, monitor and evaluate micro credit programmes/ workplan in line with then business plan.
  • develop guidelines and review micro credit/ consumer business growth targets and set benchmarks for the bank in line with the business plan
  • monitor the quality of the bank's micro loan portfolio, propose remedial actions report of compliance in line with the business plan of the bank
Required Qualifications:
  • Honors degree in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and other relevant course from a recognized University
  • Other relevant post graduate qualification is added advantage
  • experience and proven track record in a similar ;role in a regulated financial institution is clear advantage. 
Key Skills and Competencies:
  • Strategy formulation & business awareness
  •  Creativity and Innovation, Resource Management
  • Excellent customer service orientation

How to Apply:
interested persons who fully meet the above specifications are invited to apply
  • downloading an application form for employment from www.centenarybank.co.ug
  • fit it and enclose an application letter, curriculum vitae, three competent referees and applicable academic documents
The General Manager, Human Resource
Centenary Bank
Plot 16, Namirembe Road
P.O Box 1892, Kampala

Deadline: 26th June 2012



Jobs at Centenary Bank in Uganda- Manager Finance

Job Title: General Manager Finance
Reports to: Managing Director

Role
Plan, direct and control the financial resources of the bank and ensure sound overall financial management and reporting in line with he strategic plan, and lead  a team of professional staff in line with the reguratory, frame work, the FIA standards and the ALCO risk management guideline.

Key Result Areas
•    Plan, develop and implement the Bank’s financial performance strategies, carryout project evaluations, consolidate possible scenario analyses/ completion analyses for bank projects in line with the business plan and regulatory framework
•   coordinate the process of consolidating monthly, periodic, and adhoc financial reports to EXCO and the board in line with the regulatory framework, IFRS and the bank budget

Required Qualifications:
Honors degree from a recognized university in accounting, BBA, commerce, economics or banking & investiment

Aprofessional qualification of ACCA or CPA
A relevant Masters Degree
Experience and proven track experience of 3 years at senior management level

Key Skills/ Competencies:
  • strategy formulation & business awareness 
  • creativity & innovation, resource management
  • excellent financial and management reporting skills
How to Apply:
interested persons who fully meet the above specifications are invited to apply
  • downloading an application form for employment from www.centenarybank.co.ug
  • fit it and enclose an application letter, curriculum vitae, three competent referees and applicable academic documents
The General Manager, Human Resource
Centenary Bank
Plot 16, Namirembe Road
P.O Box 1892, Kampala

Deadline: 26th June 2012


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