Machine Operators Jobs at Roofings Rolling Mills in Uganda


Job Title: Machine operators for Lathe, grinder, milling m/c, Radial mill machine, Shaper machine (10 positions)

Roofings Rolling Mills Job Description

Roofings Rolling Mill is a leading steel manufacturer in East Africa having three-Phased project comprising of a wire galvanizing line, reinforced TMT bars rolling mill, Continuous Galvanizing line and Colour Coating line located in Namanve Industrial and Business Park, Kampala Uganda. We are seeking to recruit energetic, dynamic, skilled and motivated people with zeal to perform beyond market expectations to fill the following position.

Machine operators for Lathe, grinder, milling m/c, Radial mill machine, Shaper machine (10 positions)
The ideal candidates for the above positions should have the following:
• Diploma in mechanical Engineering or related field
• Working experience of at least 2 years

How to Apply
If you believe that you are our Ideal candidate, please send an application letter with detailed CV, copies of academic papers, day time telephone number and names of three referees July 31st 2012:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd, P.O Box 35086, Kampala or email: info@rrm.co.ug



Deadline: 31st July 2012


Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd Jobs in Uganda- Weigh Bridge Operator


Job Title: Weigh bridge Operator (2 Positions Available)

Roofings Rolling Mills

Job Description

Roofings Rolling Mill is a leading steel manufacturer in East Africa having three-Phased project comprising of a wire galvanizing line, reinforced TMT bars rolling mill, Continuous Galvanizing line and Colour Coating line located in Namanve Industrial and Business Park, Kampala Uganda. We are seeking to recruit energetic, dynamic, skilled and motivated people with zeal to perform beyond market expectations to fill the following position.

POST: Weigh bridge Operator (2)
• Minimum of Bachelors degree
• 5 years of relevant experience
• Should be computer literate and knowledge of ERP is a must

How to Apply
If you believe that you are our Ideal candidate, please send an application letter with detailed CV, copies of academic papers, day time telephone number and names of three referees July 31st 2012:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd, P.O Box 35086, Kampala or email: info@rrm.co.ug


Deadline: 31st July 2012

Jobs at Roofings Rolling Mill in Uganda- Stock Controller


Job Title: Stores in charge /stock controller (2 Positions Available)

Job Description

Roofings Rolling Mill is a leading steel manufacturer in East Africa having three-Phased project comprising of a wire galvanizing line, reinforced TMT bars rolling mill, Continuous Galvanizing line and Colour Coating line located in Namanve Industrial and Business Park, Kampala Uganda. We are seeking to recruit energetic, dynamic, skilled and motivated people with zeal to perform beyond market expectations to fill the following position.

Job Title: Stores in charge /stock controller (2)
The ideal candidates for the above positions should have the following:
• Minimum of Bachelors degree
• 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in same type of industry
• Should be computer literate and knowledge of ERP is a must.


How to Apply
If you believe that you are our Ideal candidate, please send an application letter with detailed CV, copies of academic papers, day time telephone number and names of three referees July 31st 2012:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd, P.O Box 35086, Kampala or email: info@rrm.co.ug


Deadline: 31st July 2012


Engineers Jobs Vacancies at Roofings Rolling Mill in Uganda

Job Title: HSE Engineers (3 positions)

Roofings Rolling Mill is a leading steel manufacturer in East Africa having three-Phased project comprising of a wire galvanizing line, reinforced TMT bars rolling mill, Continuous Galvanizing line and Colour Coating line located in Namanve Industrial and Business Park, Kampala Uganda. We are seeking to recruit energetic, dynamic, skilled and motivated people with zeal to perform beyond market expectations to fill the following position.


Job Title:HSE Engineers (3 positions)
The ideal candidates for the above positions should have the following:
• A bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a post graduate training in OHSE.
• At least 5 years of relevant working experience.
• Must be computer literate and Knowledge of ERP functionality would be a plus


How to Apply
If you believe that you are our Ideal candidate, please send an application letter with detailed CV, copies of academic papers, day time telephone number and names of three referees July 31st 2012:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd, P.O Box 35086, Kampala or email: info@rrm.co.ug


Deadline: 31st July 2012

Financial Manager Jobs at Kobil Uganda Limited in Uganda


Job Title: Financial Manager

Kobil Uganda Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of KenolKobil Limited – a leading and fast growing oil company active in Africa. The company wishes to recruit for the following position to support its current operations and future planned growth. As part of the senior management team the successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package and other benefits as per KenolKobil group HR policy.

Job Title: Financial Manager

Reporting to the General Manager, Uganda with a dotted line to the International Finance Manager, Kenya

Major Duties and Responsibilities include amongst others:
• Managing the activities of the finance department and coordinating the process of corporate financial planning, budgeting, control and reporting
• Ensuring systems and accounting records are set up properly, accurately, complying with statutory requirements, IFRS requirements and that procedures and processes are in place to maintain the standards
• Advising management of financial implications of business activities and initiatives to maximize profitability and or corrective actions to be taken
• Facilitating preparation of monthly and other periodic financial and management reports and keeping custody of all finance and accounting records
• Ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of management and monthly Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports together with comprehensive variance analysis
• Responsible for managing the company treasury function, hedging strategy, managing banking relationships and facilities, including negotiating new facilities where required
• Responsible for company tax issues and ensuring statutory compliance
• Responsible for cashflow management with particular emphasis on timely collections and efficient management of TAR

Required Person and Qualifications
• Nationality – Preferably Ugandan
• University degree preferably B.Com (Accounting option)
• Qualified accountant CPA/ACCA or equivalent
• Computer literate with strong working knowledge of Oracle an added advantage
• Excellent working knowledge of Uganda tax laws
• Solid working experience in a Financial environment, having managed various functions within a structured finance department
• Analytical, results oriented person able to meet strict deadlines
• Willingness to work long hours when required
• A pro-active and assertive individual with good interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
• Person should be able to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision
• Must be a strong team player

How to Apply

Well drafted CVs with a cover letter should be sent by email to: barbarab@kobil.co.ug or by post to our Kobil Uganda Offices at the address below:

Kobil Uganda Limited
P.O. Box 27478,
Kampala, Uganda

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2012 (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)


Deadline: 31st July 2012


Jobs at International Potato Center (CIP) in Uganda- Project Manager

Job Title: Regional Project Manager
12-57 PM/RRS/SSA), , Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Regional Project Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Regional Project Manager with management experience and highly committed to provide strategic direction and manage funded projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa region (SSA).

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

The position: This position is intended to enhance project performance, as well as CIP's overall ability to manage bilaterally funded projects. The SSA Regional Project Manager (SRPM) will have extensive experience in donor-funded projects. He/she will have the ability to improve SSA-wide policies and systems to become more transparent and accountable vis-à-vis donor requirements. Within this context, the SRPM will also ensure that SSA policies and systems are compliant with CIP-Lima's requirements. Within the context of Project Management, the SRPM will have a proactive role, supporting the PI's in project performance. This includes forward planning, as well as evaluating current performance. A secondary role is to ensure that all SSA offices follow best practices in administration and accountability within the above-mentioned context.
In this context, the position will be initially based in Kampala, Uganda and report directly to the Regional Operations Leader. The SRPM will work closely with the Liaison Scientist in charge of each office, as well as with the Regional Accountant and other colleagues.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Managerial/Administrative:

    Assist in general management of the Uganda office
    Assist Liaison Scientists and PIs in general management of Project Offices
    Ensure adequate staff for all admin functions including: logistical support for conferences and workshops; meetings, and trainings
    Ensure all procedures, templates are standardized across SSA
    Ensure each country is in compliance with local tax and labor law
    Ensure that all countries introduce asset management procedures that include periodic physical checks, ie, reconciling reports with actual existence
    Ensure that monthly property purchase reports are undertaken
    Administer and manage efficient utilization and maintenance of project resources, including vehicles, computers, office equipment and other physical assets
    Ensure that records are kept regarding staff custody of asset title documents
    Advise the ROL and PIs on policy issues concerning administration and finance.

    Budgeting/Financial:
    Provide technical reports -Microsoft Project software
    Monitor and track subcontractor deliverables and performance
    Manage training for subcontractors in financial best practices, and/or CG-specific practices, and/or donor required financial reporting
    Responsible for financial accounting system across all project or country offices, including managing cash flow, tracking expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports
    Assist ROL in preparing local budget projections when needed
    Oversee reconciliation of bank records and preparation of monthly bank account reports;
    Undertake routine and un-announced audits of each country's cash accounts
    Assist with VAT reimbursement and assess needs in each country given hosting arrangements
    Prepare financial reports of local expenses by category (line items) as requested;
    Project, monitor, and assure replenishment of cash in bank accounts
    Ensure that bank account balances are appropriate to country and project needs
    Ensure that all financial requests and/or liquidations are properly done
    Ensure proper implementation of the financial and administrative policies and procedures.

    Other responsibilities:

    Assist new business development:
    Liaise with Science Leaders regarding upcoming new business
    Ensure that CIP systems are in place for donor accountability
    Managing the proposal process, including: Setting a timeline/schedule to ensure timely preparation and submissions, ensuring full cost accounting, and ensuring compliance with each respective donors' requirements.

    Assist Liaison Scientist with management of Uganda office:
    Ensure compliance with revenue authority and labor laws
    Assist with VAT recovery
    Train in procurement – produce procurement manual in line with CIP-Lima requirements and train staff in travel expense requests and liquidation
    Take on budgeting for local expenses
    Introduce asset management procedures
    Manage vehicle pool and verify adequacy of current fleet needs
    Improve cash management
    Introduce talent management, including employee reviews

    Selection Criteria
    Master's Degree (MBA), Chartered Accountant or CPA.
    At least, ten years of experience as admin manager, controller of large business concerns or projects.
    Experience in project management and familiarity with donor funded project requirements
    MS Project proficiency and ability to compile financial reports for donors and main stakeholders.
    Strong knowledge and understanding of labor law, and revenue authority.
    Strong communication and writing skills in English and demonstration of competency in other languages (desirable).
    Excellent networking and relationship management skills.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Proven ability to set and work within targets and deadlines.
    Excellent budget management skills.
    Excellent time management skills, and ability to work effectively with little direct supervision.
    Commitment to working in a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Willingness to travel to SSA regional offices.

    Conditions: Employment contract will be for a three-year term with probation period and possibility of renewal. Salary will be regionally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP provides additional benefits, including employer-paid medical, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience to CIP-recruitment@cgiar.org. The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on July 31, 2012 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 31st July 2012


Oxfam Novib Jobs in Uganda- Programme Manager

Job Title: Humanitarian Programme Manager, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Oxfam, a confederation of 17 affiliate organisations, is committed to ridding the world of poverty. We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve men and women also in our work. The confederations work together to increase the impact on its long term development and humanitarian responses.

Oxfam Novib is looking for a

Humanitarian Programme Manager Based in Kampala, Uganda 40 hours/week Family Posting

Objective of the position To develop, co-ordinate and implement the humanitarian strategy and priority frameworks at the country level; to ensure that Oxfam and partners have the capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond rapidly and proportionately to humanitarian emergencies with a focus on WASH and EFS-VL, and in the event of an emergency, to Coordinate Oxfam's humanitarian responses and manage Oxfam Novib's humanitarian response delivery with partners within the frameworks as agreed in Oxfam and in co-ordination with the Country director. The Humanitarian program manager also acts as the security focal point for Oxfam in the Country.

Main tasks

Oxfam Humanitarian Lead Role

    To provide leadership and co-ordination of the entire Oxfam response (e.g. strategy, fundraising,
    information management), in co-ordination with the country leadership team.
    To provide leadership to the overall Oxfam humanitarian preparedness in-country, including co-ordinating capacity development, design, testing and regular updating of the Oxfam contingency plan in-country and ensuring timely decision-making by the country leadership team at the onset of an emergency.
    To co-ordinate Oxfam's ongoing monitoring of the humanitarian situation and of (interim) results of humanitarian interventions and represent Oxfam internally and externally regarding humanitarian matters.
    Regularly informs and facilitates decision making within Oxfam in Uganda senior programme management structures (Country Leadership Team) especially for purposes of rapid review and revision of emergency response interventions, and relevant national and international policies.
    To act as the security focal point for Oxfam in country and assist the Country Director/CLT to update and maintain and security management plans.
    Monitor the security situation in country, prepare and disseminate security situation reports (SITREPS) regularly and as will have been determined by the Oxfam Country Director.
    Provide security briefing and relevant advise to Oxfam staff, visitors and partners in line with the approved Oxfam security plans and protocols.

    Oxfam Novib Response Delivery and Preparedness
    In the event of an Oxfam humanitarian response, to manage effectively, in coordination with other affiliates ON's humanitarian response delivery with partners and, in co-ordination with the country director, to provide direction to strategic and rapid decision-making about strategy, resources and staff deployment in a complex, stressful and changing environment. To ensure effective programme management, and financial and information management.
    To co-ordinate Oxfam's ongoing monitoring of the humanitarian situation to ensure up-to-date knowledge and understanding of developments in-country which have (potentially) an effect on the humanitarian situation, as well as of interim results of ongoing humanitarian interventions.
    To develop, review and implement Oxfam's 's humanitarian preparedness strategy and investment plan in-country in collaboration with Oxfam staff, other affiliates and Oxfam partners.
    To coordinate the appraisal and monitoring of ON's and partners' response capacity and co-ordinate capacity building activities for all parties involved in order to achieve the objectives set in the preparedness strategy.
    To develop Oxfam Novib's humanitarian profile and programme in-country and to identify opportunities for fundraising with funding agencies. To lead acquisition with (potential) donors of humanitarian response and preparedness in close co-ordination with the Institutional Funding Co-ordinators and the humanitarian program Team.
    To represent Oxfam Novib in the Oxfam confederation and Oxfam externally regarding humanitarian matters, to generate exposure of Oxfam Novib's humanitarian profile and good practices; to increase Oxfam's awareness of current humanitarian trends and ensure sound internal and external co-ordination during preparedness and response.
    To collect proactively all necessary information relevant for Oxfam policy cycles and shares this with the Oxfam managing lead.

    You have
    At least 5 years experience in management and participatory strategy development, preferably in Africa. Knowledge of, and recent working experience in the region is a prerequisite;
    Experience with managing emergency response delivery and preparedness programming including in Emergency Food Security/Vulnerable Livelihoods and Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion;
    Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking, including the ability to think beyond the programme context and to act within a regional and continental perspective;
    Experience in representing an organisation at the level of local partners, local administration, ministries and donors at senior level;
    Project management and financial management skills to monitor the (operational) budget;
    A thorough knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards and principles. Work experience or additional training on gender, accountability, food security and/or pastoralism would be an advantage;
    Experience and ability to work with and support local civil society organizations;
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills to report, motivate, influence, and negotiate;
    Experience in working in emergency contexts including on both preventive and responsive emergency interventions;
    Hands on experience in security and risk management both in operations and in programmes.
    Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in English;
    Willingness to travel to the field frequently and used to working and travelling in remote areas.

    We offer A competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. We offer a gross salary in the range from € 3.229,- to € 4.969,- on the basis of a 40 hour working week. This is excl. 8% holiday fee, additional expat allowances will be offered.

How to apply:

More information and application procedure Are you interested in this position? Send your application in English in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number (5-6444) to jobs@oxfamnovib.nl to the attention of Shabinah Asgarali, Recruiter, no later than July 18, 2012.

Information about the procedure can be obtained from Shabinah Asgarali, +31 70 3421868. Further information about the job can be obtained from Peter Kamalingin, Country Director, via peter.kamalingin@oxfamnovib.nl


Deadline: 18th July 2012


Jobs at International Potato Centre in Uganda- Project Manager

Job Title: Regional Project Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa (Ref.: 12-57 PM/RRS/SSA)


The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

The position: This position is intended to enhance project performance, as well as CIP’s overall ability to manage bilaterally funded projects. The SSA Regional Project Manager (SRPM) will have extensive experience in donor-funded projects. He/she will have the ability to improve SSA-wide policies and systems to become more transparent and accountable vis-à-vis donor requirements.  Within this context, the SRPM will also ensure that SSA policies and systems are compliant with CIP-Lima’s requirements. Within the context of Project Management, the SRPM will have a proactive role, supporting the PI’s in project performance.  This includes forward planning, as well as evaluating current performance. A secondary role is to ensure that all SSA offices follow best practices in administration and accountability within the above-mentioned context. 

In this context, the position will be initially based in Kampala, Uganda and report directly to the Regional Operations Leader. The SRPM will work closely with the Liaison Scientist in charge of each office, as well as with the Regional Accountant and other colleagues.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Managerial/Administrative:

Assist in general management of the Uganda office
Assist Liaison Scientists and PIs in general management of Project Offices
Ensure adequate staff for all admin functions including:  logistical support for conferences and workshops; meetings, and trainings
Ensure all procedures, templates  are standardized across SSA
Ensure each country is in compliance with local tax and labor law
Ensure that all countries introduce asset management procedures that include periodic physical checks, ie, reconciling reports with actual existence
Ensure that monthly property purchase reports are undertaken
Administer and manage efficient utilization and maintenance of project resources, including vehicles, computers, office equipment and other physical assets
Ensure that records are kept regarding staff custody of asset title documents
Advise the ROL and PIs on policy issues concerning administration and finance.

Budgeting/Financial:

Provide technical reports -Microsoft Project software
Monitor and track subcontractor deliverables and performance
Manage training for subcontractors in financial best practices, and/or CG-specific practices, and/or donor required financial reporting
Responsible for financial accounting system across all project or country offices, including managing cash flow, tracking expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports
Assist ROL in preparing local budget projections when needed
Oversee reconciliation of bank records and preparation of monthly bank account reports;
Undertake routine and un-announced audits of each country’s cash accounts
Assist with VAT reimbursement and assess needs in each country given hosting arrangements
Prepare financial reports of local expenses by category (line items) as requested;
Project, monitor, and assure replenishment of cash in bank accounts
Ensure that bank account balances are appropriate to country and project needs
Ensure that all financial requests and/or liquidations are properly done
Ensure proper implementation of the financial and administrative policies and procedures.



Other responsibilities:  

Assist new business development:
Liaise with Science Leaders regarding upcoming new business
Ensure that CIP systems are in place for donor accountability
Managing the proposal process, including: Setting a timeline/schedule to ensure timely preparation and submissions, ensuring full cost accounting, and ensuring compliance with each respective donors’ requirements.

Assist Liaison Scientist with management of Uganda office:

Ensure compliance with revenue authority and labor laws
Assist with VAT recovery
Train in procurement – produce procurement manual in line with CIP-Lima requirements and train staff in travel expense requests and liquidation
Take on budgeting for local expenses
Introduce asset management procedures
Manage vehicle pool and verify adequacy of current fleet needs
Improve cash management
Introduce talent management, including employee reviews

Selection Criteria

    Master's Degree (MBA), Chartered Accountant or CPA.
    At least, ten years of experience as admin manager, controller of large business concerns or projects.
    Experience in project management and familiarity with donor funded project requirements
    MS Project proficiency and ability to compile financial reports for donors and main stakeholders.
    Strong knowledge and understanding of labor law, and revenue authority.
    Strong communication and writing skills in English and demonstration of competency in other languages (desirable).
    Excellent networking and relationship management skills.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Proven ability to set and work within targets and deadlines.
    Excellent budget management skills.
    Excellent time management skills, and ability to work effectively with little direct supervision.
    Commitment to working in a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Willingness to travel to SSA regional offices.



Conditions: Employment contract will be for a three-year term with probation period and possibility of renewal. Salary will be regionally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP provides additional benefits, including employer-paid medical, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits.


How to Apply:
Applications:  Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to CIP-recruitment@cgiar.org. The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on July 31, 2012 and will continue until the post is filled.  All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 31st July 2012

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Jobs in Uganda- Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Agricultural Economic and Policy Expert) Ref: DDG-R4D/PF/AEPE/07/12

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow (Agricultural Economic and Policy Expert)

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

IITA seeks a qualified person for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow, Agricultural Economic and Policy Expert in the context of the CIALCA+ project in the Great Lakes region and a new project on Policy action for sustainable agricultural intensification in Uganda.

Position/Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Fellow (Agricultural Economic and Policy Expert) will report to the Director for East Africa, Social Sciences and Agri-business and the Director of central Africa under the direct supervision of the IITA CIALCA Project Coordinator and IFPRI Senior Economist based in Uganda. He/she will be responsible for the socio-economic research under the CIALCA+ project and for the policy analysis and policy action under the new policy project in Uganda. More specifically, he/she will:

    Undertake adoption and ex-post impact assessment studies of technologies, in particular within the framework of the CIALCA+ project
    Contribute to outcome and impact mapping for IITA’s projects in Central Africa
    Lead teams for the analyses of production systems and market dynamics for agricultural products for IITA mandate regions
    Participate in socio-economic studies for targeting and scaling out/up in CRPs, in particular CRP1.2; CRP3.4, and CRP2.
    Publish findings from research results in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate through participation in international conferences and meetings
    Foster relationships with a wide range of partners (national and international) including policy makers
    Contribute to capacity building through the supervision of graduate students in collaboration with universities
    Develop training materials on business planning and marketing for target groups
    Contribute to the development and implementation of a new policy project on sustainable agricultural intensification e in the region.

Educational Qualifications
PhD in agricultural economics, economics, or development economics from a highly recognized university.

Core Competencies:

    Knowledge of production economics, adoption and impact, and value chain analysis;
    Knowledge of rigorous RCT techniques for impact studies, mathematical modeling methods and software (e.g. GAMS) and/or econometric techniques and software (e.g. STATA, Stochastic frontier, Limdep, SPSS, etc);
    Demonstrated ability to write and publish journal articles;
    Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
    Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in French would be an added advantage.

Duty station: IITA Kampala, Uganda

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

How to Apply:
Applications: Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/irs-online-application.

Closing Date: 15 July 2012 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.


Deadline: 15th July 2012


Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Uganda

 Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Cassava Breeder (Ref: DDG-R4D/BMGF/PDF/06/12)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Postdoctoral Fellow – Cassava Breeder.

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

Position/Responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow in the Cassava Unit of IITA will support cassava breeding and regional testing of elite cultivars across several sites in Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda under the BMGF project on new cassava varieties and clean seed (5CP).

    Assist the Project Manager in day to day management of the project
    Liaise closely with all project sub-grantees
    Manage the implementation of the regional germplasm evaluation trial, working closely with the NARS Principal Investigators
    Contribute to the training and capacity building of partners in cassava germplasm development and testing as well as in the preparation of training materials.
    Analyze data recorded in multiple locations across seasons using appropriate statistical software packages, prepare reports and draft manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
    Contribute to the preparation of project reports and new proposals for funding.
    Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Educational Qualifications and experience
The candidate should have a PhD in Plant Breeding or related fields, preferably with at least two years of experience in cassava/root and tuber crops research and development.

Core Competencies:

    Experience in collecting, processing, and analyzing experimental data recorded in field trials with relevant statistical software packages is required.
    Experience in conducting field trials using standard and incomplete block designs
    Experience in managing large datasets recorded from field trials
    A proven track record in publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals
    Proficient in spoken and written English
    Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings

Duty station: IITA-Tanzania

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. Subsequent renewal of the contract will be decided based on research outputs and productivity, and continued need for the position. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

How to Apply:
Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/irs-online-application

Closing Date: 20th July 2012



Jobs at WellShare International in Uganda- HIV/AIDS Program Officer

Job Title: HIV/AIDS Program Officer, Arua, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Arua


WellShare International is an international U.S.-based non-governmental organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota whose mission is to improve the health of women, children and their communities around the world. In anticipation of the CSF award for Scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention Services project in Arua District, WellShare is recruiting for the following position: HIV/AIDS Program Officer.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Acts as key field-level implementer of HIV/AIDS project activities under WellShare's at Scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention Services in Arua District project at district level. Works closely with each member of the district-level WellShare team to accomplish HIV/AIDS implementation responsibilities. Collaborates with district stakeholders, sub-partners and volunteers in implementation of HIV/AIDS activities in district.

LOCATION:

The position is based in Arua with frequent travel within the district. The HIV/AIDS Program Officer may also travel outside the district based on project and organizational needs.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

The HIV/AIDS Program Officer must meet a level of qualification and exhibit a mix of skills and capabilities, including:

    Educational requirement: Diploma in Community Development , Social Work , Health Education or a clinical degree such as nursing or midwifery
    Minimum three years experience implementing a HIV/AIDS project in Uganda, preferably a community-based HIV/AIDS project.
    Demonstrated technical knowledge in HIV/AIDS topics, including HCT, PMTCT, ART Therapy, PHDP and home-based care; prior HIV/AIDS technical experience essential.
    Background in training community-owned resource persons in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support.
    Familiarity with the Uganda district health system,.
    Understanding of best practices in psychosocial support and behavior change communication, MARPS HIV prevention, and experience in application thereof.
    Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including reports to line managers and district stakeholders.
    Experience budgeting and planning for field activities.
    Experience implementing M&E activities for HIV/AIDS according to an M&E plan.
    Advanced computer skills, including the ability to type quickly and to use Microsoft Office products, email, and internet; ability to operate a scanner/printer machine.
    Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    Ability to ride on and/or operate a motorbike for great distances.
    Sensitivity to gender.
    Strong commitment to improve the health of the community.
    Fluency in English (written & spoken); proficiency in Lugbara preferred.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Assists Program Manager in rolling out training and capacity building activities and with planning quarterly, monthly and annual review meetings
    Leads HIV prevention activities among MARPs activities at sub-county level, contributes to development of BCC strategy for the project and development of communication materials and messages
    Supports Program Manager in sub-partner related project activities, support supervision, and technical oversight of partners
    Collaborates with district stakeholders in implementation of HIV/AIDS activities in district.
    Submits high-quality programmatic reports, drafts activity budgets and obtains budget approval prior to implementation.
    Demonstrates transparency and accountability in all areas of work.

How to apply:

To apply: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, and 3 references by email (preferred) to: jobsug@wellshareinternational.org with the position name in the title of the email, or by mail to WellShare International, P.O. Box 35514, Kampala, Uganda.

*Please do not send certificates. Failure to submit complete applications will result in disqualification.

    ApplicationDeadline: Open until filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


Deadline: 1st August 2012



Jobs at Oxfam GB in Uganda- Livelihoods Coordinator

Job Title: Livelihoods Coordinator, Kampala
Closing Date: Sunday, 22 July 2012

Livelihoods Coordinator Kampala, Uganda From GBP £24,245 net per annum (The net is a take home, Oxfam will pay any tax and social security liabilities of the post holder, in relation to employment with Oxfam, in additional to benefits).

Oxfam GB is an International NGO, which has operated in Uganda since 1963. The programme supports about 230,000 people to rebuild their livelihoods by providing essential services such as water and sanitation - and providing agricultural inputs, extension support, training and production assets to support agricultural development and other livelihoods initiatives. Oxfam aims to overcome poverty through the most effective, appropriate and enduring solutions. Oxfam's institutional mandate is therefore threefold; development work, emergency humanitarian relief work & policy advocacy work. Oxfam Uganda is currently implementing programmes in Kitgum, and North Karamoja, regions through a governance and livelihood approach. Oxfam in Uganda is also involved in prevention of gender based violence and disaster risk reduction as well as capacity building of social organizations at grass roots level. The programme has a mix of direct implementation and working with partners

The role We require a Livelihoods Coordinator to lead the management and implementation of programmes and to provide leadership to a team of four Programme Managers who manage country programmes in Karamoja, and Kitgum regions through the Governance and livelihoods approach. You will oversee the design, planning, and implementation of these programmes at a strategic level and support the Programme Management team through the national change process. You will be required to implement long-term vision and strategic planning to achieve significant impact from a major program unit. You will ensure proper reporting and accountability to multilateral and bilateral donors. You will report to the Associate Country Director and deputise as well as support him/her in institutional strengthening and managing Oxfam's relationships with key allies and partners in Uganda, including official authorities at all levels and Oxfam affiliates.

The person We are looking for a person with extensive programme development and management exposure; managing large multi-donor funding and leading change processes. You will be a natural inspirational leader with significant experience on team/people management including virtual teams. Strategic thinking, strong conceptual and analytical skills are essential. You will have proven experience of influencing policy, consulting with key stakeholders at all levels with tact and diplomacy. Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity is required.

How to apply:
How to apply For more information about the role and to apply, please visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using ref: INT5516. Closing date: 16 July 2012

Deadline:16th July 2012


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