Jobs at Oxfam in Uganda- Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam works for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood,

Duration:
   
Job Description:    
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam works for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities – regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. To fulfi l this dream, we are seeking to recruit for the following position.

Programme Manager Northern Karamoja
National Contract, Based in Kotido

The role
You will provide leadership for Oxfam GB’s Karamoja Programme, which seeks to contribute to a reduction in the marginalisation and the promotion of long-term sustainable development for the population of Karamoja. This broad, partnership-based, programme aims to promote secure and resilient livelihoods for poor women and men in Karamoja through support to livestock and crop-based livelihoods, the promotion of market-based livelihoods in the region, the strengthening livelihoods-supporting services (water and animal health), increased engagement of citizens with government in planning and accountability, encouraging a policy environment that empowers women and men and their livelihoods, and deliberately promotes equal gender relations, women’s empowerment and an end to violence against women.

You will be responsible for the successful achievement of all programme results, through effective planning, monitoring and management of operations, people and fi nances. You will manage a programme team and offi ce based in Kotido, and maintain effective external relationships with all key stakeholders in the region, and specifi cally the districts of Kotido and Kaabong. You will report to the Kampala-based Livelihoods Coordinator, and work within the Oxfam Joint Country Analysis and Strategy. You will be responsible for security management, and the consistent implementation of all Oxfam policies, donor and legal requirements.

You will bring your experience of programme leadership and management, your knowledge of livelihoods in dryland environments and a commitment to the promotion of pastoralist livelihoods adapted to a modern setting, and your commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment to the role, to lead an effective and efficient team that contributes to transformative change for this marginalised region of the country.
Preferred Skills:    
The person
You should have a minimum fi rst degree, and preferably a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent substantial experience (minimum of 5 years) in a similar role (primarily gendersensitive, dryland and pastoralist livelihoods development, preferably with experience of market-oriented livelihoods). As important, you should have an demonstrated ability to manage programmes effectively to scope, budget, time and quality, exhibiting the full range of project management skills (operations, people and fi nances).

You should have demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and practical experience of mainstreaming this into livelihoods programming. Good experience of monitoring, evaluation and effective reporting is a must. Good writing skills in English, and experience of successful donor proposal preparation are essential.

You should have proven experience of working with partner organisations and of effectively managing and supporting them to deliver against wider project objectives and build their capacity. You should have an understanding of & commitment to mainstreaming crosscutting issues – gender, governance, resilience & HIV/AIDS. Strong communication skills both written and spoken, with internal and external audiences will be essential.

You will be adaptable and fl exible, able to demonstrate cultural and gender sensitivity, well organised with capacity to achieve results, and a team player. Experience of security management, and a willingness to live and work in a remote, insecure environment are needed.

How To Apply
Please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include a daytime telephone contacts to kampalajobs@oxfam.org.uk. The closing date for all positions is 17.00 on Wednesday 25th July 2012. Please note that interviews will be scheduled for early August and contacted candidates should be available.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application, Only CVs. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

Deadline: 25th July 2012


Lecturer Jobs at Kabale University in Uganda

Job Title: Lecturers

KABALE UNIVERSITY
Lecturers

Inaugurated in 2001 and licensed by the National Council for Higher Education in March 2003, Kabale University (KAB) has enjoyed steady growth and progress. KAB Main Campus is located on Kikungiri Hill, one Kilometre off Kabale-Katuna Highway in Kabale Municipality. Mandated to bridge a highly felt gap in South Western Uganda and the surrounding areas of the Great Lakes Region, KAB offers a serene reflective environment which is enhanced by the cool all-year-round energizing climate. The general uniqueness and added value of Kabale University is in its identity of a secular, community founded and supported University. The University offers an opportunity for men and women who wish to realize their full potential in pursuit of academic and non-academic careers. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following posts

Lecturer, Hotel Management (01 post)

Lecturer, Chemistry (01 post)

Lecturer in Physics (01 post)

Lecturer, Entrepreneurship (01 post)

Lecturer,Business Administration (Accounting option) (01 post) Lecturer, Procurement (01 post)

Lecturer, Business Statistics (01 post)

Lecturer, Tourism (01 post)

Duties:

Giving such courses of lectures and demonstrations, conducting tutorials and practical classes as may be determined by the Head of Department, promotion of knowledge of your subject and your own original work and acceptance of duties of examiner

Employment Terms:

A successful candidate will be employed on a four (04) year contract renewable upon satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

Applications with copies of comprehensive typed Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts and certificates, giving full details of applicants’ education and qualifications, work experience, present salary, postal and telephone contacts, names and telephone contacts of three referees should be sent to:

The University Secretary Kabale University Kikungiri Campus P.O. Box 317 Kabale

APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH THE ABOVE ADDRESS WITHIN 14 DAYS FROM THIS ADVERTISEMENT

KABALE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ORGANIZATION


Deadline: 13th July 2012




Jobs at World Vision in Uganda- Associate Director

Job Title: Associate Director – Business Development

World Vision Uganda

Associate Director – Business Development

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.” World Vision Uganda is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions.

Position: Associate Director – Business Development

Reports to: Programme Development Director

Duty station: Kampala
Purpose of the position: To provide leadership to the resource acquisition unit and oversee/ coordinate the implementation of World Vision Uganda resource acquisition strategy.

Key Result Areas Leadership:

•    Planning and innovative visioning for new business initiatives.

•    Coordinating with Integrated Ministry and Quality Assurance Divisions and all other divisions to ensure programme integration.

•    Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation.

Resource Acquisition Strategy:

•    Work with the Programme Development Division (PDD) team to review, modify and update the existing resource acquisition strategy.

•    Organize and lead Resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with Support Offices and other donors.

•    Ensure that innovations and best practices are built into concept notes proposals and new initiatives.
Donor Relations

•    Identify new donors and establish sustainable relations that promote WVU strategic priorities and programming.

•    Maintain existing donor relationships by attending and Participating in donor organized events

Partnership Development

•    Identify and establish relationships with potential partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    A Masters Degree in Management or Marketing.

•    A Bachelors Degree in Marketing or related field or Development Studies

•    5 years practical experience in fund raising, grants management and/or marketing

•    At least three years experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

•    Training facilitation and coordination skills

•    Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org. Kindly indicate the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

Note: All applications must be sent by email to the Human Resource Manager.

(Female candidates are encouraged to apply)

Deadline: 13 July, 2012.



Network Administrator Job Vacancy at World Vision in Uganda

Job Title: Network Administrator

World Vision Uganda

Network Administrator

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.” World Vision Uganda is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions.

Network Administrator

Reports to: Information Technology (IT) Manager

Duty station: Kampala

Purpose of the position: To Oversee the day-to-day operation of computer networks including hardware/ software support, training, and special projects; plans, designs and implementing voice/data connectivity for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
Key Result Areas

•    Manage network access control on network devises, general network security and network device patches in accordance with security policies and procedures

•    Develop, design, implement and support network design, including, but not limited to: providing high-quality, reliable, flexible, and appropriate networking as well as electric power solutions.

•    Resolve network connectivity problems and support all multimedia communications, both internal and external to World Vision Uganda, ensuring effective and smooth transfer of corporate voice, data as well as video information through the Partnership.

•    Network with field based IT contacts on supporting regional and project offices; handling of connectivity related issues from the help desk and escalation of the same.

•    Handle network infrastructure and technical guide documentation. Research, analyze, and evaluate new systems tools for Network monitoring, maintenance and performance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and any other numerical courses with biased in IT/Computer Science

•    MCSE, CCNA.CCNP certification is a plus

•    Three years experience in a similar position

•    Strong Windows 2003 server platform experience, including strong understanding of Active Directory, TCP/IP configuration, HTTP/HTTPS, GPO’s, Security Templates, etc. Candidate should be able
to support and enhance the local environment.

•    Installation and configuration of server hardware and software, specifically HP ML530 & DL380 product lines is a plus

•    Empirical knowledge of Lotus Notes/Domino environment desired

•    Extensive knowledge of both client/server operating systems, routers, switches, firewalls, Cluster installation and troubleshooting

•    Extensive Knowledge of VSAT, ADSL.WIMAX, GPRS, Leased lines, Radio, fiber optic, Ethernet cat5/6

•    Strong Understanding of networking concepts including TCP/IP, WINS, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN

•    Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org. Kindly indicate the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

Note: All applications must be sent by email to the Human Resource Manager.

(Female candidates are encouraged to apply)

Deadline: 13 July, 2012.



Jobs at Belgian Development Agency in Uganda- Project Assistant

Job Title: NATIONAL PROJECT ASSISTANT At BTC
Job Description

NATIONAL PROJECT ASSISTANT

In the framework of the Project “Improving the Training of BTVET Technical Teachers, Instructors & Health Tutors, and Secondary Teachers in Uganda – UGA 09 020 11 implemented by the Ministry of Education & Sports and the Belgian’ Development Agency (BTC Uganda), one (1) National Project Assistant with experience in project management and training of trainers will be recruited as per following terms of reference:

Duration: 48 months

Duty Stations: Kampala (with frequent travels to the Project sites)

Under the guidance & supervision of the Project Coordination Team, the Project Assitant will be responsible for:

Coordination Tasks:

Assist the PCT in coordinating, managing, administering, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all project activities. Facilitate the organisation, smooth conduct and follow-up of meetings, trainings, workshops and other internal & external events.

Assist the PCT in the preparation of reports, meeting agendas & minutes, presentations and any other documents for the Steering Committees and any other meeting and events.

Coordinate land/air trips schedules as requested for trainings and other events.

Administrative Tasks:

Ensure the timely purchasing and distribution of materials, equipment, stationary, photocopies and supplies to be provided for trainings and other Project events.

On a weekly.basis ensure the.back-up of all electronic Vi -Project documents.’
Secretarial Tasks:

Centralise internal and external communications. Liaise with national/regional authorities and organizations, and with project stakeholders.

Keep the Project activities calendar updated.

Ensure the timely dispatching, back-up and filing of the incoming/outgoing correspondence.

Keep all project documents classified (computer and paper files) as instructed by the PTC.

MINIMUM PROFILE:

•    A Master degree in Development Studies (or in another relevant field)

•    At least 3 years of experience in development projects (preferably in the education sector)

•    Verbal and written proficiency in English

•    Excellent knowledge of MS Office

•    Willingness to work overtime and ability to bear stress

How to Apply

Please send your motivation letter, CV, copies of academic/professional certificates and at least three recent professional references:

In a sealed envelope addressed to: TTE Project Coordinator, Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace, (P.O Box 40131) Kampala

By email to: TTE.Uganda@btcctb.org

Please indicate the name of the College(s) you are applying for in the subject line. Female and male candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews and computer-based test, scheduled on the third week of August 2012.

Deadline: Applications received after Friday.July 27.2012 at ;16:00. hours will not -be considered

Deadline:  27th July 2012



Consultant Jobs at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT: CLIMATE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS
Location :     Home-based (Kampala), UGANDA
Application Deadline :    10-Jul-12
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    16-Jul-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :    up to 100 days over 12 months
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Background
Project Development Phase: Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change.

Background:

Addressing climate change vulnerability is constrained in many countries by a number of factors, including a decline in the observation network (e.g. automatic weather stations, hydrological gauges, satellite imagery, radars etc), which limits observations and the ability to monitor and forecast the weather, slow onset disasters and long-term climate. Additional limiting factors include the presentation and communication of climate information to those who can use early warnings to better manage climate-related risks, such as creating advisories incorporating e.g. fertilizer/commodity prices and flood vulnerability maps, as well as communication through different media (e.g. TV, radio, internet) and institutions (e.g. disaster management agencies and NGOs).

To support Least Developed Countries to address this specific constraint, the Least Developed Country Fund has approved the financing of a set of initiatives that will assist the Governments of Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe, to strengthen their climate monitoring capabilities, early warning systems and the information available to help respond to climate shocks and plan adaptation to climate change. Funding will be used for a number of activities, including the procurement and rehabilitation of observational equipment, data communications, training on equipment maintenance, forecasting and archiving of climate data, the use of satellite-based information products, and the generation of income through services and products for the private sector.

The flow of information within and between government institutions involved in the dissemination of early warnings will be critical to the project and this initiative will be rolled out in a manner that is fully consistent and aligned with other initiatives on strengthening EWS in African countries, including those supported by a variety of agencies such as the World Bank, WMO and UNEP.

In order to advance the design of the project in Uganda, the services of a national consultant (NC) is sought by UNDP-GEF to work with UNDP staff at the country, regional and global level during the project preparatory phase. The consultant, in collaboration with the international consultant (IC), will engage and facilitate local consultations to develop the project proposal, as well as provide technical information and expert advice on knowledge of the local environment, institutions and early warning systems. This will contribute to the drafting of the UNDP-GEF/LDCF compliant project documents and GEF CEO Endorsement Template(s) by the IC. The NC is expected to work with the IC as a team to develop national ownership of the project, gather all relevant national information and develop technical inputs for incorporation into the full size project document.

The tasks that the NC will be expected to undertake, with oversight by UNDP staff and the IC, are outlined below.

Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks:

In collaboration with the International Consultant (IC), the NC is expected to contribute to the project design through completion of the following tasks:

    Contribute to the design and conduct of at least 3 national consultations in each country, at the inception, mid-term and conclusion of the project preparatory phase;
    Develop a stakeholder consultation plan with measures for documenting and including community inputs during the project preparation period;
    Review and gather information on past, current and planned projects related to the EWS, including disaster management and risk reduction activities. Help identify both successful and unsuccessful interventions;
    Review policies, rules and regulations for mainstreaming early warning information;
    Assess and identify gaps in mainstreaming early warning information into public and private decision-making;
    Engage with government ministries and departments to determine the current state of the EWS, including equipment, telecommunications, databases, forecasting and monitoring products, advisories and communication of EWS message;
    Contribute to the writing, design and review of the project document, taking care to ensure that it is in agreement with National priorities and existing initiatives;
    Identify policies, laws, executive regulations and decrees relevant to developing climate observing networks and issuing warnings of severe weather;
    Determine the costs associated with the climate and hydrological observing network, including equipment purchases, operations and maintenance, and human resources;
    Help secure the co-financing letters of agreement from relevant agencies and institutions.

Further specific requirements which will aid in the development of the project document include:

    Identify preferred solutions and key barriers, based on stakeholder consultations;
    Identify where the availability of climate and hydrological observations is limited and results in reduced ability to provide climate-related EWS messages;
    Identify key gaps and barriers (related to human resources, equipment and processes) in the current implementation of the EWS;
    Identify private and public sector clients that are willing to pay for EWS services and details of the services they require;
    Collect currently available climate information (maps of equipment locations, telecommunications infrastructure etc.) and examples of early warning messages e.g. hazard risk maps and agricultural advisories etc.

The consultant should also:

    Raise awareness among national authorities regarding the goals and process of the project;
    Help the IC design the project’s Knowledge Management and M&E component (including learning mechanisms and SMART, results-based indicators), aligned to the GEF Results-Based Management Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change;
    Contribute to developing a detailed analysis of the risks that could affect the success of the project and a mitigation plan for managing these risks;
    Identify, engage and facilitate negotiations with project stakeholders and potential partners, including facilitating their inputs through meetings and workshops, to develop a project proposal that is fully owned by stakeholders.

Conduct of work:

The NC will work in partnership with the IC, under the guidance of the Steering Committee for the project development phase (including Government Focal Point, UNDP HQ and CO staff, donors and project partners), with technical support provided by UNDP-GEF. The NC is expected to:

    Communicate frequently and provide advisory services to other team members;
    Undertake project site visits (subject to discussion with and clearance by UNDP-GEF. Terms of Reference for site visits will be prepared by UNDP.). The purpose of site visits will include:  (i) Identification, verification and finalization of project activities (including communication strategies and validating the use of early warnings); and  (ii) Clarifying the monitoring and evaluation framework, including measurable impact indicators;
    Review from existing documents, overviews and information sources including interviews with national experts and institutions. To the extent possible, information from the NAPA, other relevant Government reports and plans should be used. Where necessary, and after discussions with UNDP-GEF, additional technical assessments may be undertaken;
    Maintain a daily dialogue with the IC, UNDP CO and UNDP-GEF, as and when problems emerge during the preparation of the work, especially if they affect the scope or perceived importance of different components of the project design;
    Perform his/her duties from a home office through e-mail, telephone and fax correspondence.

Timing:

The NC will help the IC produce an inception report within 1 week from the completion of the inception workshop. The outputs set out below will be produced between July 2012 and end July 2013. The timing for the production of the project document is as follows:

    A first draft of the full-size project document including logical framework and financing plan by January 2013;
    A second draft will be produced by 15 March 2013;
    the third and final draft by 15 April 2013;
    Revisions to comments made by UNDP-GEF and the GEF Secretariat will need to be completed as required.

The NC will provide additional information as required by the GEF up until end July 2013.

Outputs:

The following outputs are required of the NC during the project preparatory phase:

    Prepare a work plan and budget for the project preparatory phase, in close collaboration with the IC;
    Prepare the stakeholder participation plan;
    Organize meetings during the PPG phase;
    Prepare minutes of all stakeholder consultations;
    Prepare a report of the work undertaken, including a detailed synopsis of all stakeholder interactions, discussions and recommendations, as well as a summary of all gathered information.

Additionally the NC will support the IC by:

    Contributing to the preparation of the full-size project document, including the logical framework and financing plan;
    Engaging in consultations with key stakeholders to obtain information requested by the IC in line with the tasks detailed in section 2 above;
    Provide additional information as required by GEF up until final clearance of the project document by the GEF.

Payment 1:

    Collect and organize all critical background documentation to inform the project design at the national level;
    Provide input towards the development of a work plan and budget for the project preparatory phase, in close collaboration with the IC;
    Organize inception meeting for the PPG phase and plan for rolling out inception activies including stakeholder consultations including the preparation of a stakeholder participation plan;
    Organize other meetings with bilaterals and key stakeholders during the period of the inception meeting that will be attended by the project preparatory team;
    Prepare communications products on the inception phase to keep all external partners abreast with work during the preparatory phase. This includes contributions to the UNDP-GEF communications products.

Payment 2:

    Prepare inputs to project document as per guidance provided by the IC;
    Prepare a first draft GEF CEO endorsement template under the guidance of the IC;
    Prepare minutes of all stakeholder consultations;
    Provide inputs to the preparation of the project preparatory phase which will be prepared by the IC;
    Prepare a draft of a powerpoint on the project and lessons learned document that will be finalized by the IC.

Payment 3:

    Final comprehensive project proposal, CEO endorsement template, report of the project preparatory phase , power point and completed lessons learned template;
    Provide assistance to the IC to collect necessary information to respond to review comments by the GEF Secretariat and UNDP

Payment 4:

    Final payment will be made upon CEO clearance of the project document by the GEF Secretariat.

Competencies

    Excellent English written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesise project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports;
    Ability to speak, read and write technical and conversational English and French or Portuguese;
    Ability to understand new terminology and concepts easily and to synthesise information from different sources into a coherent project document;
    Skill in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently and to resolve conflicts as they arise;
    Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of international, regional and national institutions;
    Displays sensitivity and adaptability to different cultures, genders, religions, races, nationalities and age groups;
    Good oral communication skills and conflict resolution competency to manage inter-group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests of varied actors;
    Good team player, self starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Masters degree in environment, development, agro-meteorology, climate, disaster risk management or a closely related field;
    Technical knowledge on the use of climate information for development and planning, institutional coordination for responding to disasters, or other related field.

Experience:

    A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience;
    Demonstrated knowledge of climate change adaptation and/or hydro-meteorological and disaster management institutions;
    Demonstrated experience in programme/ project development. Experience in design of projects utilizing climate information would be an asset;
    Experience in working and collaborating with government;
    Excellent knowledge of English countries including writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Evaluation method:

    Combined weighted scoring (technical/financial: 70/30).



How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30941

Deadline: 10th July 2012



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