Jobs at Plan International in Uganda- Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment



Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment Project based in Lira (1 position)

Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit competent persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment Project based in Lira (1 position)

Background to the Menstrual Hygiene Management

Plan Uganda in partnership with AFRIpads, Plan Australia and Plan Netherlands are implementing a four year project on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Tororo and Lira districts. The project seeks to address the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) needs of Ugandan school girls and women and to develop models for working with Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) to create awareness and increase access to affordable reusable sanitary pads, while at the same time presenting income generation opportunities for women.

Major Responsibilities /Key result areas

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following:

    Develop and periodically review a 3-year project implementation plan, annual plans, and quarterly plans for effective project implementation and budget management.
    Lead the technical design of project interventions, development of technical guidance and tools with adequate consultation and participation of relevant stakeholders.
    Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practice to stakeholders
    Monitor project progress, develop and submit quality and timely reports to donors and key project stakeholders in line with respective requirements
    Represent Plan Uganda and the project at relevant livelihood related events/fora to ensure Plan is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor
    Coordinate and supervise partnerships to ensure timely and quality delivery of the project
    Ensure Plans’ Child Protection Policy and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.

Required Competencies

    A Degree in agriculture or agribusiness, development studies, economics, business administration, entrepreneurship.
    At least 5 years experience with a minimum of three years experience in implementing livelihood projects for young people preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization in post-conflict environment
    Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of gender concerns in livelihood interventions.
    At least three years prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
    Knowledge of the dynamics in agriculture value chains, microfinance and psychosocial support systems, and group formation and development.
    Experience working in a post conflict recovery situation is an added advantage
    Promotes high performance among project staff and provides vision and direction
    Establishes effective partnerships with external organisations
    Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
    Excellent project management and team leadership skills
    Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
    Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
    Knowledge of Langi will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates should submit a letter of application together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of academic documents including relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references, plus salary history, to the undersigned not later than 12th August, 2012.
The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda, Email: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
As a child centered development organisation, we ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 10th September, 2012 then the application was unsuccessful


Deadline: 12th Aug 2012



Jobs at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Uganda

Job Title: Business Development Manager

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Job Description

Reports to : Business Development Manager-ACCA Uganda

Business/Function : Employers and Members

Department Location: ACCA Uganda

Job Purpose

The business relations officer is responsible for executing the ACCA Uganda members’ and employers’ development strategy.

Organisation

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with the largest number of students and members outside its home country of all accountancy bodies.

Principal Accountabilities

Employer Relationships

    Support the design and implementation of an effective employer relationship programme in Uganda including undertaking relevant research and development
    Proactively promote the ACCA Approved employer scheme to employers in all key economic sectors in Uganda and ensure^more employers meeting the benchmarks obtain the Approved Employer status .

Member Engagement

    Undertake proactive initiatives to improve conversion rates for affiliates to become ACCA members, where required
    Design and implement an effective programme of engagement with ACCA members in Uganda
    Collaborate with other Corporate / Member Services Executives in Africa via Webex, e mail, internet network forums to undertake research, share experiences and expertise on member initiatives
    Manage the organisation and smooth running of all CPD events including sourcing and supporting presenters, follow up and complete plans and ensure budgetary parameters are met
    Liaise with the technical manager of the local institute and other national accounting and IFAC member bodies regarding joint CPD events. dhdt

Operational duties

    Preparing draft departmental plans and budgets for review and approval by the country manager – ACCA Uganda
    Monitor departmental income and expenditure ensuring good financial management within the designated budget and preparing monthly financial and departmental reports for submission to the country manager
    Develop and maintain ACCA Uganda country website in collaboration with Head office in London. yhhj

Network Panel & Ambassador initiatives

Ensure that:

    The Members Network Panel, ACCA Ambassadors’ initiative and other such committees as may be appointed, are provided with effective administrative support for their activities and meetings
    The proceedings of the Panel and its sub committees are correctly recorded and that its decisions are conveyed to those concerned and where appropriate, are implemented expeditiously
    The Network Panel’s AGM and elections are organised as stipulated by the constitution and members are notified of newly elected network panel members
    Organise all network panel activities and events as agreed by the network panel from time to time

Person Specification:

    Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Customer Service, Marketing or Business Administration or any related commercial qualification from a reputable and recognised university or college
    Have at least 3 years experience in a business relationship/ business development or marketing role gained in a customer focused environment and possess proven and effective long term relationships skills with a wide range of stakeholders
    Dynamic, ability to multi-task, work in a team, underpressure and own initiative, and to close a sale
    Demonstrate a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing initiatives and/or business plans within a defined budget and resources
    Possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and with a proven ability to present to high level stakeholders in a confident and mature manner
    Strong market research and analytical skills and an ability to prepare concise reports on research findings
    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively manage internal and external customers
    Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Word (particularly mail merge functions), Excel, Outlook, Power point, Access

How to Apply

Please send application and CV to info@ug.accaglobal.com or hand deliver to ACCA, Upper Podium Floor, Jubilee Insurance Building, Parliament Avenue not later than Friday 10 August 2012.


Deadline: 10th Aug 2012



Administrative Secretary Jobs at SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Secretary

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda


Administrative Secretary (Hermann Gmeiner Primary School Gulu).

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non government organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation that provides children at risk of losing parental care with a permanent home and educational opportunities. We run two major programmes i.e Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and Fort Portal – Kabarole district. SOS subscribes to a child protection policy.

We invite applications for the following vacancies at the Newly established SOS Herman Gmeiner Primary School Gulu

Administrative Secretary (Hermann Gmeiner Primary School Gulu).

We seek to recruit a socially stable & dynamic gentle man/lady to provide administrative support to the school and manage the front office, ensuring high standards of efficiency and organization. He/she will take charge of typing school exams, tests and pupil’s homework. Prepare minutes of meetings and coordinate all school activities & administrative functions. This position will be under the supervision of the head teacher.

Minimum Requirements:

The ideal candidate should be aged between 26 – 35 years with a diploma/ university degree in secretarial studies, Public administration, Social Work & Social administration or an equivalent.

Good communications skills and relevant experience of at least 2-4 years in office practice and school administration are essential.

Excellent skills in usage of Risography or Rexrotary printer machine with good practical skills in computer. Knowledge of basic accounts will be of an added advantage.

The ideal candidate should be able to meet deadlines and work under minimal supervision.


How to Apply
Application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vita, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510,
Kampala OR
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe road. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 10th August 2012. Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 10th Aug 2012


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

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

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

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

Local Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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


Deadline: 11th Aug 2012


Procurement Auditor Jobs at International Procurement Agency Africa Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Auditor (Local and International) - Uganda, , , Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 09 August 2012

IPA Africa Ltd. is currently expanding and securing new contracts in a range of fields, which is why we are looking for International and local specialists in the following area:

    Procurement auditing

    Assignments may range from 2-18 months, depending on the contract granted.

    Requirements:
    Minimum 5 years (preferably > 10) of experience in procurement auditing
    Auditing experience in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and/ or Zambia
    Masters' degree from an Internationally Recognized University in a relevant field (minimum qualification)
    Fluency in English required; Fluency French requested- High commitment to quality of work to be proven

    Background

    Since its founding in 1981 International Procurement Agency has become one of the leading organizations in providing superior supply, procurement, consultancy services and emergency response to principals in all parts of the developing world on a strictly independent basis. The focus is on public procurement and supply chain in developing countries and emergency situations.

    Since March 2009 the IPA Group has opened an office in East Africa. IPA Africa Ltd is registered as a limited liability company in Uganda. The IPA Group established this office due to the growing need for professional and high standard quality procurement services on the African Continent. IPA Africa is focusing on East, Central and Southern-Africa and will be involved in procurement, supply (trade) and consultancy. The African sister company works together with the IPA Group to fulfill the needs of its clients and has gathered significant experience in both local and international procurement over the last 2 years. The local representation in East Africa helps IPA to work very closely with the local NGOs and suppliers, which adds value to IPA clients in the region. The vision of IPA Africa is to grow in the field of supply chain and procurement services and to become the leader in the region. Moreover, the company aims at improving procurement practices in the region by building capacity both of its clients, its national employees and the local partners and suppliers. Therefore IPA Africa is, next to its fixed staff, creating a large network of international and local supply chain and procurement specialists to support the consulting side of its business and enlarge its mother company's network.

    Most of IPA's clients are public organizations, like NGOs, Finance Institutions, World Bank, National Governments and related institutions and United Nations. (for more info please refer to www.ipaafrica.com)

How to apply:

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV in the WorldBank format provided on the IPA website (http://www.ipaafrica.com/opportunities-consulting), together with a cover letter explaining how they are suited for the position. Please do not include certificates and other additional documents. Applications should be emailed to hr@ipaafrica.com , with the specialty clearly indicated in the subject line. IPA will only contact and give feedback to shortlisted candidates. Note: IPA Africa is building a database of experts, but will ALWAYS contact the consultants before including them in any bidding documents.


Deadline: 9th Aug 2012


Jobs at Send a Cow in Uganda- Programme Funding Adviser


Job Title:
Programme Funding Adviser, Kampala or Addis Ababa
Closing Date: Monday, 13 August 2012
Kampala


For 25 years Send a Cow has been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, we help families leave poverty behind for good.

We are now entering an exciting period of growth. We have agreed a new investment plan with the Board of Trustees, which seeks to drive up income from institutional donors in Africa. This new post will play a key role at a senior level to more than double income from institutional sources in the next 3 years, both by opening up relationships with significant bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and international NGOs and by leading on the development of regional bids.

You will bring significant experience of networking and relationship building; developing and securing major, long-term funding proposals; and a strong commitment to succeed. You will plan strategically with foresight and vision, and translate this strategy into action. Based in either Kampala or Addis Ababa, the post involves regular travel to Send a Cow's programmes as well as occasionally to the UK.
How to apply:

If you're looking for a stimulating and challenging role and the opportunity to contribute towards SAC's exciting growth, then please visit our website www.sendacow.org.uk/jobs for a copy of the job description and application form.

Deadline: 15th Aug 2012

Jobs at Epicentre in Uganda - Information System Coordinator

Job Title: Information System Coordinator, Uganda
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Mbarara


Epicentre is a non-profit organisation created in 1987 by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which groups health professionals specialised in public health and epidemiology. In 1996, Epicentre became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases.

Epicentre carries out operational research studies, mainly within MSF movement from its headquarters in Paris, satellites in Geneva, Brussels, New-York, and two field research bases in Mbarara, Uganda, and Maradi, Niger. Further, Epicentre offers its expertise to organisations requesting short-term field epidemiological studies in developing countries.

Within the scope of clinical research, Epicentre focuses on infectious diseases, particularly malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, African trypanosomiasis, bacterial meningitis, measles, diarrheal diseases, and hemorrhagic fevers.

Context

In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research base in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region. In 1997, Epicentre conducted its first survey on shigella resistance in Mbarara. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements, on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Base (EMRB). After a period characterized by research projects mainly oriented toward clinical trials on malaria, our research activity has been recently extended to include projects on tuberculosis, infectious diseases in children and HIV/AIDS.

The Mbarara research base is located in Mbarara Municipality, a town of 69,000 persons located 300 km South-West to Kampala. Mbarara District has a population of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, and is mainly rural. The main health facility is Mbarara National Referral Hospital which is also a teaching hospital for the MUST. This is the referral hospital for the Western region of Uganda with a capacity of 240 beds. The research base is structured into several departments: medical, administration, logistics, laboratory and information systems.

Mission

The Information Systems Coordinator will participate with the Director of the Research Base, the Logistics Coordinator, the Financial and Human Resources Coordinator, the Laboratory Coordinator and the Medical Coordinator in the development and implementation of the research base strategic plan. He/She will contribute to the good running of the research base by managing all issues related to IT, data management, record keeping and archiving.

Position

The Information System Coordinator is the head of the Information System department. He/She will work with a team of 10 people: an IT manager, data managers, a records officer, data entry clerks and a clinical registrar. He/She is under the hierarchical position of the Director of the Research Base in Mbarara and is part of the management team.

Principal responsibilities

    Participation to the overall coordination of the Research Base With the Director of the Research Base, the Laboratory Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator, the Logistics Coordinator and the Financial and Human Resources Coordinator :

    Participate in management meetings .
    Contribute to the annual strategic review .
    Participate in coordination meetings with study representatives.

        In charge of System and Network Administration of the research base Under responsibility of the System Administrator based in Paris headquarter :
    Participate to the implementation, operation, maintenance and security of the local area network of the research base.
    Participate to the implementation, operation, maintenance and security of scientific IT equipment and accessories.
    Participate to the process for backup operations and disaster recovery of scientific data on backup media so as to guarantee the integrity of archives and online files for scientific users.
    Contribute to the definition of an information system master plan for frequency of hardware and software upgrades and replacement.
    Contribute to the technology watch in system and network administration.

        Responsibility for the data management activities of the research base
    Ensure all data management activities are GCP compliant.
    Contribute to the development of study-specific case report forms (CRF).
    Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to standardize data management procedures, and ensure their compliance.
    Develop study-specific data management plans, including the data validation plan, error verification and data cleaning.
    Develop study-specific databases and data entry templates.
    Ensure timely data entry and double data entry validation, if needed.
    Under request, produce reports on status of data collection, data entry and data clarification forms generated through data cleaning.
    Ensure the appropriate specifications for data management softwares.
    Ensure scientific staff training on new data management softwares as needed.

        Supervision of record management and archiving
    Ensure the development and implementation of an Archive and Records management policy.
    Ensure the records are kept in adequate conditions.
    Ensure the development and maintenance of a logbook to trace all records movement.
    Ensure record management and storage are compliant with GCP standards.

    Candidate requirements

    Mandatory
    Bachelor degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or Biostatistics
    Experience in computer information systems and network maintenance and support
    Experience in data management in clinical research
    Experience in using relational databases in SQL and in database modelling
    Experience in programme language such as PHP, Java, Python, C++
    Working knowledge of EpiData
    Experience in team supervision
    Strong interest in clinical research
    Previous professional experience in developing countries
    Fluent in English (written and oral)
    Good communication and negotiation skills

    Assets/Plus
    Knowledge of GCP
    Intermediate knowledge in biostatistics, use of statistical software such as STATA.

    Conditions
    Volunteer MSF/Epicentre status 1 year contract starting mid-september 2012
    Place: Mbarara, UGANDA
    Deadline of application: 15 august 2012

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a motivation letter by e-mail to Nathalie Guérineau at job@epicentre.msf.org with ref CIS/UG .

For additional information, please contact the Director of the research base in Mbarara: yap.boum@epicentre.msf.org


Deadline: 15th Aug 2012

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