Architect Jobs Vacancy at Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda

Job Title;   Architect

1.Introduction
The Government of the Republic of Uganda  has received a credit from the World Bank/IDA,towards the cost of the Uganda  Post Primary and Education Training [ UPPET/APL1.]It is intended that part of the proceeds of this Credit  will be applied to eligible payments  for the services of civil engineers  [2No]  Architect[1No]  and Quantiy  Surveyor [1No].    The Ministry of  Education and Sports , the executive  Agency  of UPPET/APL1 , wishes to hire individual  consultant to support the Ministry  in implementing the civil works  component involving  a large number of schools  being constracted  in all the four  regions of Uganda, under the project.

2.Objectives of the Assignment
To  strengthen  the Contraction  Management  Unit  [CMU] of the Ministry of Education and sports  by  recruiting 4 individual   consultants , who will be based in  CMU, to improve the technical  supervision and monitoring  mechanism of the Ministry to ensure  better quality and completion  of schools within  the stipulated  contract periods .

3.Terms of reference  and scope of services
Their scope of work shall include;
a.Review    existing guidelines  including  specifications ,bill of quantinties ,  architecture and working  drawings  of all facilities  provided  under the project.
b.Review by the group collectively  and by the quantity surveyor , particularly , the priced bill of quantities,  including the rate analysis  of the different  items of works  and finalise the  rate analysis  based on  fist principles  of all items of works  of the different facilities provided  under the project .
c.Review  the bid evaluation reports ,check the arithmetical  corrections and comparison  of bids of the responsive  bidders and the recommendations of award  by the schools  and submit the recommendations   to Assistant  Commissioner  PDU  through  AC/CMU. For review  and  decision ;
d.Review the  authenticity  and validity and monitor and track  the performance bounds  and Bank guarantees  and ensure through  the Technical  Supervising  Firms  (TSF’s), that these are always  updated  till the handing  over of the Schools .
4.Remuneration ;
Attractive  package  (negotiable)  commensurate with  the qualifications .
5.Duration;  18  Months
6.Reporting
They will report to the Assistant Commissioner /Head of Constraction management   Unit and shall work closely with  the project coordinater  based at the ministry  of Education and Sports   Headquaters , Embassy House Kampala.
7.Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess the following
a.Undergraduate  [Bachelors ]  Degree in related field  ofexpertise;
b.At least  8 years of  experience in related area  of expertise;
c.Good command of spoken  and written English , and
d.Adequate computer skills  required to discharge their  responsibilities  in the related area  of expertise . Proficiency   with ms word and excel  for all and standard architectural   soft ware eg ArchiCAD,AutoCAD,etc  is also required


How to Apply
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV and recent passport size photograph , indicating contact addresses and contact of three referees should be submitted during normal working hours to;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Sports
Attn; Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Floor 7, Room 7.2, Embassy Building
Plot 9/11 King George V1 Way, Kampala

Deadline: August 6, 2012.


Jobs at Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda- Quantity Surveyor



Job Title   Quantity Surveyor
1.Introduction
The Government of the Republic of Uganda  has received a credit from the World Bank/IDA,towards the cost of the Uganda  Post Primary and Education Training [ UPPET/APL1.]It is intended that part of the proceeds of this Credit  will be applied to eligible payments  for the services of civil engineers  [2No]  Architect[1No]  and Quantiy  Surveyor [1No].    The Ministry of  Education and Sports , the executive  Agency  of UPPET/APL1 , wishes to hire individual  consultant to support the Ministry  in implementing the civil works  component involving  a large number of schools  being constracted  in all the four  regions of Uganda, under the project.
2.Objectives of the Assignment
To  strengthen  the Contraction  Management  Unit  [CMU] of the Ministry of Education and sports  by  recruiting 4 individual   consultants , who will be based in  CMU, to improve the technical  supervision and monitoring  mechanism of the Ministry to ensure  better quality and completion  of schools within  the stipulated  contract periods .
3.Terms of reference  and scope of services
Their scope of work shall include;
a.Review    existing guidelines  including  specifications ,bill of quantinties ,  architecture and working  drawings  of all facilities  provided  under the project.
b.Review by the group collectively  and by the quantity surveyor , particularly , the priced bill of quantities,  including the rate analysis  of the different  items of works  and finalise the  rate analysis  based on  fist principles  of all items of works  of the different facilities provided  under the project .
c.Review  the bid evaluation reports ,check the arithmetical  corrections and comparison  of bids of the responsive  bidders and the recommendations of award  by the schools  and submit the recommendations   to Assistant  Commissioner  PDU  through  AC/CMU. For review  and  decision ;
d.Review the  authenticity  and validity and monitor and track  the performance bounds  and Bank guarantees  and ensure through  the Technical  Supervising  Firms  (TSF’s), that these are always  updated  till the handing  over of the Schools .


Remuneration ;
Attractive  package  (negotiable)  commensurate with  the qualifications .
5.Duration;  18  Months
6.Reporting
They will report to the Assistant Commissioner /Head of Constraction management   Unit and shall work closely with  the project coordinater  based at the ministry  of Education and Sports   Headquaters , Embassy House Kampala.
7.Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess the following
a.Undergraduate  [Bachelors ]  Degree in related field  ofexpertise;
b.At least  8 years of  experience in related area  of expertise;
c.Good command of spoken  and written English , and
d.Adequate computer skills  required to discharge their  responsibilities  in the related area  of expertise . Proficiency   with ms word and excel  for all and standard architectural   soft ware eg ArchiCAD,AutoCAD,etc  is also required


How to Apply
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV and recent passport size photograph , indicating contact addresses and contact of three referees should be submitted during normal working hours to;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Sports
Attn; Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit
Floor 7, Room 7.2, Embassy Building
Plot 9/11 King George V1 Way, Kampala


Deadline: August 6, 2012.


Research Jobs at Monitor Publications Limited in Uganda


Job Title;  Research Specialist
Reports to ; Marketing  Manager

Job purpose;  To provide  key market insights and forecasting  marketing behavior  to inform business  decisions  and management reporting .

Main Responsibilities ;
•    Analyse   data and produces customized  reports for various  management needs .
•    Monitors campany  revenue  and market share performance .
•    Produces  daily  advertising sections  performance reports  reflecting market  shares  against  competition .
•    Produces  editorial and  advertising ratios  for own  and competition  publications .

Qualifications & Experience;
•A  Bachelor  of statistics   or Bachelor  of commerce   (at least  lower  second), with a strong mathematics  background
•    Excellent knowledge  of spread sheets   and MS  Access.
•    Strong  analytical  skills
•    Experience in a marketing and sales  position  is an added advantage .
•    Good interpersonal skills .
•    Excellent  communicator .
•    Willing to work long hours .


How to Apply

If you believe that you are our ideal candidate , please submit your application , detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 3rd August 2012 to;
The Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications Ltd . P O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send on email to hr@ug.nationmedia.com

Deadline: 3rd Aug 2012



Jobs at Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda- Sales Executives


Job Title;  Regional  Sales Executives
Reports to; Regional Sales Representatives

Job purpose ;  Responsible  for ensuring  market penetration  in the given territory  in order to generate revenue and achieve  the business targets.

Main Responsibilities ;
•    Support the  field sales reps in terms of  paper availability and shelf  life as well as market  penetration in the given territory
•    Vendor  supervision ,vendor placement /vendor positioning   to maximize sales
•    Vendor  intimacy /relationships and conflict resolution  among vendors and agents
•    Vendor  Top ups  during  peak  hours of  selling  papers  and also determine  stock levels  at both  agent and vendor  level

Qualifications  &  Experience;
•    A  diploma  and  or a bachelors  degree in any business –related  cource  or equivalent  business
•    Basic Computer  literacy.
•    At least  2 years ‘ working experience  in a sales related field.
•    Strong  communication  and interpersonal skills


How to Apply
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate , please submit your application , detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 3rd August 2012 to;
The Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications Ltd . P O Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send on email to hr@ug.nationmedia.com

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Consultants Jobs Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: CONSULTANT TO PREPARE A LESSONS LEARNED DOCUMENT ON THE DDPIII AND UN JOINT PROGRAMME ON LIVELIHOODS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY (UNJP3) IMPLEMENTATION(UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala (with field travel to selected districts), UGANDA
Application Deadline :    03-Aug-12
Additional Category    Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    20-Aug-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    45 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    45 working days
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Background

Introduction:

The Government of Uganda, under the auspices of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on the implementation of the Third District Development Programme (DDP-III), whose main focus is to stimulate Local Economic Development (LED). LED is a process in which tripartite partnerships between LG, the private sector and the community are established to manage and utilize resources at the local level in order to stimulate the economy of a well defined territory which functions within a national economic, policy, regulatory and institutional context. The programme comes against a backdrop of over ten years of implementing the Uganda Decentralization Policy and the implementation of a number of economic and legislative reforms in the country.

The development objective of the DDP III is to contribute to poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Uganda. The immediate objective is to build systems and methodologies that enhance the role of local governments (LGs) in promoting local economic development (LED) for poverty reduction and attainment of MDGs.

The programme will aim at the following six outputs:

    Output 1: Local Government capacity for effective LED governance (local economic  governance) built
    Output 2: Local business environment enhanced (locality development.
    Output 3: Stimulating demand for business and market development support services by LGs.
    Output 4: Enhancing LED at national level.
    Output 5: Improving gender equity in local development improved.
    Output 6: Strengthening the system for accessing local Justice for commercial disputes.

Background:

Uganda’s population was estimated to be about 30.7 million and about half of it was aged below 15 years with slightly more females than males (Uganda National Household survey report-2009/10). The number of households has been increasing over the survey periods and the majority live in the rural areas (85%). Eighty two percent of the household population comprised of the nuclear family members. There were more persons aged 18 years and above who have never been married in urban than in rural areas.
The literacy rate, for persons aged 10 years and above was estimated at 73 percent which was an increase from 69 percent reported in 2005/06.
The Annual labour force growth rate in Uganda was 4.7 percent and the majority of workers (82%) were in rural areas. Seventeen percent of the labour force did not have any formal education while 66 percent of working persons are employed in agriculture.

In terms of household consumption, the period 2005/06-2009/10 was marked, on average, with positive growth in per adult equivalent consumption though the growth was not as strong as that observed in 2002/03-2005/06 period. Though the proportion of people living in poverty significantly declined, the reduction in the number of poor persons in absolute terms was not significant and income inequality worsened. During the period 2002/03-2005/06, the distribution of income improved whereas the period 2005/06-2009/10 was marked with worsening income inequality
Forty two percent of households mainly got their earnings from subsistence farming while 25 percent earned their living from wage employment. The proportion of adults aged 18 years and above who applied for a loan increased from 10 percent in 2005/06 to 17 percent in 2009/10. Overall, people largely applied for loans from informal sources (24%) as compared to two and five percent for formal and semi-formal sources respectively.

A number of reasons are responsible for the high poverty levels and they include among others; the un-conducive local governance environment for local economic growth involving planning systems that emphasize social services, inadequate basic economic infrastructure services, deteriorating natural resource base and inhibiting regulatory environment; slowing growth of sustainable businesses, employment and incomes due to, among others, production problems (low levels of private investment, un competitive businesses, low productivity, inadequate skills, lack of innovation), market problems (poor functioning business development services, commodity and financial markets), weak private sector organizations and limited decision making power for women; weak local economic partnerships due to lack of a policy framework, inappropriate role definition of private and public sectors, and weak democratic accountability.

Rationale:

Uganda has been implementing the policy of decentralization as a means of democratization and improved service delivery since 1992. During the period, a number of achievements and outputs have been realized. There are notable improvements in governance aspects at the local level. There are also significant increases in physical social investments in health, education, roads, and water sectors leading to improved quantity of service delivery, especially because of the unprecedented increase in volumes of central government financial transfers to local governments.

The above attainments notwithstanding, the local governments encounter difficulties in raising funds to co-fund construction of physical investments, meet post construction operation and maintenance, cost council operation costs and statutory obligations as local government generated revenues are low and declining awaiting the implementation of new local revenue sources because of the limited household income,. The situation is attributed to among others; poor tax collection and administration and high poverty levels at household level.

The local government institution on the other hand still operates as a provider of public goods and services. This interventionist approach does not directly tackle the income poverty at the individual and household level. As a result, there are very low household incomes, low savings and a narrow taxable base for the LGs. The need for supporting wealth creation as strategy of government becomes a pertinent undertaking especially at the local government level. This would involve supporting local investments as a mechanism for stimulating sustainable development.

Therefore, UNDP on behalf of Ministry of Local Government through is soliciting bids from a competent Ugandan National  consultant to prepare a lessons learned document on the DDPIII and UNJP-3.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment:

The objective of the study is to collect and analyse lessons learned from Local Economic Development interventions under DDP-III and UNJP-3 and to give recommendations to MoLG on how experiences gained can be used to promote the understanding of complex processes and improve efficiency of interventions.

More specifically, in particular with regard to Local Economic Development interventions, the purpose of the study is:

    To promote institutional learning in the field of Local Economic Development. In particular, to document lessons learned from UNCDF and UNDP support to Local Economic Development initiatives.
    To provide pointers policy improvement and methodology in the area of Local Economic Development within Uganda and in international fora;
    To facilitate MoLG’s assessment and analysis in decision making on Local Economic Development interventions based on documented experiences.

In order to build resident LLE knowledge in the LGs, the consultant shall ensure the full engagement of qualified District LG officials throughout the methodology development processes as well as the phases for carrying out the exercise in the field.

If suitable LG personnel happen to be unavailable or critically under qualified for engaging in this task, the Provider shall work with the Programme Support Team (PST) and the concerned LG to identify personnel from other relevant local institutions as an interim solution and until qualified LG personnel are made available.

This engagement will be critical for ensuring the adaptability of the methodologies to local/LG needs and capacities and for planting sustainable long-term competence for performing such tasks by LG (and its local partners) in the future.
      
Scope of Work:

The exercise shall include:

    A review ,analysis and documentation of the achievements and the lessons learned as well as individual case studies/success stories in the implementing LGs;
    Recommendations to MoLG based on the analysis on how to improve assessment and decision making within management and peace building; and
    A validation workshop to present findings of the study.

The scope of the Lessons learned documentation shall be based upon the DDP-III and UNJP-3 inventory of interventions available.

The study design and selection of interventions shall be decided in connection with the preparation of the commissioned consultant's inception report to MoLG.

Study design and methodology:

Prior to starting work, the consultant is expected to prepare a detailed work plan and methodology to be reviewed by MoLG. The Lessons Learned Exercise (LLE) will involve fieldwork and is expected to employ a mix of both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Some of the suggested approaches are provided below; however it should be clear that the consultant is responsible for revising the approach as necessary with approval from MoLG.

    Desk review: Extensive background reading, literature review and desk research into existing project documentation. A number of documents that should be reviewed will include the following: the DDP-III project document, work plans, project profiles, LED Facilitators reports, LED Strategy, and other relevant documents.
    Primary Data Collection: Primary data collection will be through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Key Informant interviews, meetings with LG officials and relevant line ministry offices, and field visits to the selected project sites, in the following districts: Kayunga, Busia, Isingiro, Nwoya, Amuru, Lamwo, Kitgum and Arua.
    Case Study: The exercise will also follow a case study approach to enable an in-depth review from project formulation, decision making, and implementation to results. At least one case study under each allocations/rounds will be expected.
    Evidence based information: The LLE must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.  It must be easily understood by stakeholders and applicable. The exercise is also expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with government counterparts, PUNOs, Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders.

Although the team, upon conduct of the review, should feel free to discuss with the authorities concerned, all matters relevant to the assignment, it is not authorized to make any commitment or statement on behalf of the MoLG, UNCDF, UNDP or other Implementing Partners.

Reporting and timing:

The key deliverables expected from this exercise include:

    Inception report on the feasibility of the exercise, with suggested changes to TOR and methodology to facilitate the implementation of the LLE in accordance with the agreed TOR;
    Detailed work plan with timeline, case study reports following agreed upon table of contents and methodology including questionnaires for primary data collection;
    ‘Zero’ draft submission to share with MoLG for comments. The draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned, electronic and hard copy;
    Final draft submission and presentation to MoLG; The final draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned ,in both electronic and hard copy;
    Final LLE submission for dissemination. The draft submission should include; a report documenting Lessons learned,  in both electronic and hard copy.

The outline for the Final LLE Report shall be presented in English in line with the following proposed outline:

1. Title
2. Acronyms, table of contents
3. Executive Summary
4. Introduction
4.1 Background
4.2 Purpose
5. Methodology
6. The Context (past and present situation, strengths and challenges)
7. Findings (Lessons Learned):
7.1 Development Effectiveness
7.2 Operational Effectiveness
8. Recommendations (based on Lessons Learned)
9. Summary and Conclusion
10. Annexes (Case study reports, list of persons interviewed and sites visited; data collection instruments; TOR for the exercise; and other relevant documents)

Duration of assignment:

The assignment will be carried out in a period of 45 working days from the date of signing of contract.

Competencies

Competencies, skills and experience:

 The following competencies and skills are required:

    The consultant should have extensive experience in conducting lessons learned review and evaluations, strong working knowledge of , MoLG, UN Coordination and UN Agencies, the civil society and working with government authorities.
    Excellent practical and theoretical understanding of humanitarian, recovery and development work in developing countries. Experience in Uganda and/or regional experiences is an added value.
    Strong knowledge of Results Based Management and Logical Framework analysis.
    Strong knowledge in data collection, analysis and presentation.
    Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
    Strong analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    Demonstrated understanding of integrating gender and diversity issues in multi-sector programmes.
    Excellent written and spoken English.

Experience:

     At least 10 years of professional experiences in development work, especially in post-conflict countries, in programme evaluation, impact assessment including strong reporting skills.








Required Skills and Experience

The assignment will require experienced person with a Masters Degree in Economic (Micro) analysis, Local Economic Development, Public administration and particularly, Local Economic and Business assessment.

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language: Proposals prepared by the Bidder and all correspondence and documents relating to the proposal exchanged by the bidder and the procuring UNDP entity shall be in English.

Documents comprising as proposals:

Proposal shall comprise of the following documents:

    Proposal submission – online application at the following address: http://jobs.undp.org
    Technical Proposal – suggested outline for technical proposal:
    a. The offerers interpretation of the assignment;
    b. Clarifications and or suggestions on scope of assignment;
    c. Approach and Methodology for undertaking the assignment along with timelines;
    Any additional information that demonstrates individual capacity to undertake the proposed assignment. 

Proposal Price:

The financial proposal will indicate the price which will be in Uganda Shillings.

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in three installments:

    20 % of total costs upon the reception and approval of the inception report
    50 % of total costs  upon the reception of the approved first draft report
    30 % of total costs upon the reception of the final report


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=31607

Deadline: 3rd Aug 2012



Business Analyst Jobs Vacancy at Nile Breweries Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Business Analyst

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan for, and ensure organization data security and integrity is maintained
  • Maintain & upgrade ITGC/SARBOX policies/ procedures
  • Evaluate present applications and determines and determines future needs
  • Ensure that hard ware and software standards are maintained for easy user support 
Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Specialized database administration training & qualification ie SQL, ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco certification
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience in the IT environment
 How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send their CVs to the undersigned. CVs should incvlude details of email addresses , present position, current remuneration, addresses of 3 referees and copies of testimonials

Human Resource Manager
Nile Breweries Ltd
P.O Box 762
Jinja

Deadline: 7th August 2012



Human Resource Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant
The Human Resource Manager will manage ACDI/VOCA's policies, procedures, and records regarding employees entry, stay, and exist

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure confidentiality of all personnel files and records
  • Manage recruitment process for ACDI/VOCA
  • Handle internal communications to staff
  • Make preparations for and take minutes during disciplinary committee meetings 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure confidentiality of all personnel files and records, including maintaining a record of all instances of access to personnel files
  • Manage recruitment process for ACDI/VOCA
  • Handle internal communications to staff
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A degree  in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or other related area
  • 2 years relevant work experience in NGO setting
 How to Apply:

Please apply to the address below.

All applications should be marked ACDI/VOCA-Program Admin Officer/ HR Assistant

People Perfomance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close,

Kitante P.O Box 12405, Kampala Uganda

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Administrative Officer Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out Procurement exercises in compliance with the appropriate ACDI/VOCA procurement rules and regulations
  • Ensure that the procurement tracker is updated and circulated to Heads of Departments
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and follow program responsibilities and operating procedures regarding vehicle usage
  • carry out fuel reconciliations in conjuction with the program Accountant on a monthly basis
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A degree in business administration or other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • At least 3  years relevant experience with a recognized NGO
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken
How to Apply:
Please apply to the address below.
All applications should be marked ACDI/VOCA-Program Admin Officer/ HR Assistant

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

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Sales Executive Jobs Vacancy at Demco in Uganda

Job Title: Internal Sales Executive

About this job

Our client Damco is one of the leading logistics companies globally with over 280 0ffices offering freight forwarding and supply chain management services  in Uganda and is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;

Job Objective:

    To support his/her own Sales Executive in parts of the sales processes
    To engage with the customer on an ongoing basis to ensure successful relationship maintenance
    To identify new opportunities through ongoing customer dialogue
    Responsible for maintaining frequent phone/email communication, managing contract to container delivery logistics
    In case there is no Inside Sales, responsible for managing and growing existing, smaller accounts

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Pre-sales activities:

–     Assist sales executive in managing account plan and new customers’ pipeline

–     Provide research support to sales executive

    Sales activities:

–     Handle existing customer requests in absence of sales executives

–     Manage cross-functional collaboration

–     Develop and maintains customer relationships at lower levels of the client organization

    Post-sales activities:

–     Systems updates (limited)

–     Fire-fighting (limited)

–     Outstandings (limited)

–     Manage cross-functional collaboration (limited)

    Other:

–     Provide administrative support to sales executive

Qualifications:

    Must have a university degree
    Basic sales skills and sales process knowledge
    Account management
    Research skills
    Ability to coordinate among functions in an effective manner
    Systems proficiency
    Develop action plan for existing accounts to achieve budget targets
    Maintain strong relationships and communication with existing accounts
    Manage service delivery and issue resolution
    Helps external sales identify new clients
    Provides research support to external sales
    Provides administrative support to external sales
    Ensures proper handover to other functions
    Gathers market research and competitive intelligence
    Has strong product knowledge
    Develops and maintains customer relationships at lower levels of the client organization
    Updates systems in a timely and thorough fashion
    Manages cross-functional collaboration with customer service, operations together with external sales

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to damcojobs@nftconsult.com

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

Deadline: 3rd August 2012


Auditor Jobs at United Nations in Uganda

    
Job Title:
   
Auditor, P4
   
Department/ Office:
   
Office of Internal Oversight Services
   
Duty Station:
   
ENTEBBE
   
Posting Period:
   
19 July 2012-17 September 2012
   
Job Opening number:
   
12-AUD-OIOS-24606-R-ENTEBBE (O)
   
   
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
   
   
 
   
Org. Setting and Reporting
   

   
This position is located in the Internal Audit Division (IAD) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services.  The Auditor reports directly to the Chief Resident Auditor or the auditors in charge (team leaders).
   

   
Responsibilities
   

   
Incumbents at this level work individually, as team members, or as team leaders. They are responsible for all phases (planning, field work, and reporting) of audits/reviews and for the development of staff working on those assignments.

Within delegated authority, and under the direction of the Chief Resident Auditor, the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:

• Leads audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex operations.  Identifies and allocates tasks, coordinates/monitors work, controls audit/assignment resources, consolidates results, etc.
• Prepares risk-based audits/reviews. Plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
• Supervises and coaches staff throughout the audit/review with the view to ensuring conformity with OIOS standards in all phases of the audit process.
• Empowers and challenges more junior staff to actively participate in the management of the audit/review.
• Documents, evaluates and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring (i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii) accomplishment of management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity of information, (iv) economical use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of assets.
• Prepares working papers for review by Senior Auditor/Chief of Section or the Chief of Service of IAD.
• Develops and discusses findings, agrees on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and monitors the implementation status of agreed recommendations.
• Drafts audit/assignment reports for Organization-wide consumption, including senior management and the General Assembly.
• Prepares presentations, using available technology tools (e.g., PowerPoint).
• Makes presentations of audit results to senior management of IAD and senior management of the operation audited.
• Monitors the status of audit recommendations.
• Appraises adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.
• Maintains and updates audit programs.
• Identifies training needs, develops training programs and materials, and conducts workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.
• Evaluates staff performance; performs management review of work performed by assistant auditors, prior to Senior Auditor/Chief of Section review.
• Performs other related duties as determined by the Senior Auditor/Chief of Section or Chief of Service.
   

   
Competencies
   

   
Professionalism
• Demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of auditing
• Demonstrates professional competence and has knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures
• Identifies issues, formulates opinions and presents conclusions and recommendations
• Has the ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff including senior officials
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment
• Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and AutoAudit
• Shows pride in work and in achievements
• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
• Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
• Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
• Remains calm in stressful situations
• Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

Teamwork
• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
• Places team agenda before personal agenda
• Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Communication
• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
• Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
• Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
• Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
• Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
   

   
Education
   

   
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field.  A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent is desirable.
   

   
Work Experience
   

   
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit (including supervisory functions), finance, accounting, administration, business administration/analysis, programme/project evaluation and monitoring, statistics, computer science or related area. Experience in auditing, preferably in the public sector, required.
   

   
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.  Knowledge of French or another UN official language is an advantage.
   

   
Assessment Method
Competency based interviews and other assessment methods as required.
   

   
Special Notice
- The appointment is limited to OIOS.
- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.
   

   
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
   

   
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
   

How to Apply:
https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=24606&


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