Statistician Job at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda

Job Title:
STATISTICIAN

Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical service delivery. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research activities. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill a vacant position based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below;

STATISTICIAN (1 position)

The Statistician will have the primary responsibility for constructing data files for analysis/modeling, performing statistical analysis, and preparing tables and figures to present the results.

    S/he will work closely with the Principal Investigators, and Study Coordinators.
    Successful performance in this role will be evidenced by meeting program milestones, and maintaining productive relationships with all partners and stakeholders.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

    Construct data files for analysis.
    Conduct statistical analysis of data using STATA and SPSS
    Technically interpret results of statistical analysis.
    Skillfully present study information for both oral and written formats
    Work with the Data team to support the planning, development of data collection tools, protocol development, including sample size/ power calculations), analysis plan preparation and review, data quality reviews, review of tables and figures.
    Collaborate with the principal investigators and Study Coordinators to complete joint scientific reports and overviews, including review of such reports to ensure accuracy and clarity.
    Collaborate on training and mentoring about data analysis among the data team as appropriate.
    Collaborate with Data Managers to test the validity of the data and ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection processes

Requirement:

    Masters degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Economics or other field with emphasis on quantitative analysis
    A minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a statistician
    A minimum of 2 years experience in a research environment
    Expertise in statistical methods and interpretation
    Excellent computer skills including statistical analysis packages (Stata, SAS, SPSS), databases, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, email
    Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
    Excellent writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
    Understanding of management information systems in the health sector
    Excellent communication and organizational skills
    Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and teams
    Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced environment and with a unique attention to detail.

    Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work, Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized, Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Fluent in both English and Luganda languages., Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Kalisizo -Rakai District

Experience: 2


How to apply:

Please send your application letter, copies of testimonials and certificates and detailed CV with contact information for three professional references to the address given below not later than 31″ August 2012:

The Human Resource Manager

Rakai Health Sciences Program,

P.O Box 279, KALISIZO or P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE

E-mail: info@rhsp.org/rpklsz@infocom.co.ug. info@rhsp.org (Not more than 5MB).

Please note that the Rakai Health Sciences Program does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

Deadline: 31st Aug 2012



Accounts Assistant Job at National Women's Council in Uganda

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Salary Scale: NWC 3

Reports to: Accountant

Main Duties:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual budget estimates
  • Maintain books of accounts
  • Prepare accounts and financial statements and reports
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements
Qualifications:
  • A diploma with a bias either in Accounting or Financial Management or Business Studies
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience
How to Apply:

Applicants should submit handwritten applications in triplicate with certified copies of their certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials and detailed CV.

You should also give names of 3 referees with their telephone contact

All applications should be addressed to the Executive Secretary , NWC, P.O Box 7136 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 1st Sept 2012


Programme Officer Job at National Women's Council in Uganda

Job Title: Programme Officer
Salary Scale: NWC 2
Reports to: Executive Secretary

Main Duties:
  • Develop and Manage training programmes for women's councils
  • Provide technical support and guidance to District Women's Council
  • Develop and establish guidelines for research, planning and data management
  • Prepare guidelines and proposals for the implementation of council programmes
Qualifications:
  • A bachelors degree in Social Sciences, agricultural sciences, Development Studies, Public Administration and management or a related field from a recognized university
  • At least two years of relevant working experience especially with programmes/ projects
Required Competencies:
  • Planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to recognize the social, political, economic, familial and cultural  contexts that affect women's lives
  • Documentation and report writting
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit handwritten applications in triplicate with certified copies of their certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials and detailed CV.
You should also give names of 3 referees with their telephone contact

All applications should be addressed to the Executive Secretary , NWC, P.O Box 7136 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 1st Sept 2012


Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- Radio Operator

Job Title: RADIO OPERATOR- UNDSS
Location :     Kampala and Moroto, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    02-Sep-12
Type of Contract :    Service Contract
Post Level :    SB-2
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Oct-2012

Background
The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Uganda invites internal and external applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill one post of Radio Operator, UNDSS Kampala and Moroto. Under the supervision of the Local Security Assistant, the successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks;

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Local Security Assistant, the Radio Operator shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    Operate VHF & HF radios, sat-phones and maintain daily radio and operations log book;
    Manage an efficient emergency coordination center;
    Conduct radio checks as requested by the UN security operations;
    Act quickly in the event of an emergency and contact relevant authorities to contain and help solve critical incidents;
    Coordinate and follow up with QRF for incident occurrences;
    Obtain security clearance for trips to and from UN operational areas country-wide;
    Record and track UN vehicles and staff movements during missions;
    Periodically check and maintain an updated list of important contacts, agency contacts, SMT, OMT, Warden list and contacts etc.
    Prepare and maintain updated UN information boards;
    Maintain a detailed incident log book for the daily security reports;
    Gather, compile and forward to the Security Officers and Data Assistant security information for regular reports;
    Keep stock of radio room equipment;
    Report all faults relating to the efficient functioning of the Radio room;
    Receive and place incoming and outgoing telephone calls and faxes;
    Keep a register of office phone utilization;
    Prepare and conduct emergency telecommunications briefing for new staff;
    Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Competencies

    Familiar with the operations and services such as PABX, radio, satellite;
    Must be fluent in English;
    Flexibility in replacing colleagues while on leave within and outside duty station;
    Self motivated and reliable
    Computer literate.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Completion of Secondary School Education in both “O” and “A” level is a requirement. 

Experience:

    Must have 2-4 years experience in telex, facsimile and radio operations as well a certificate in Radio Communications

Language requirements:

    English. Knowledge of another UN working language is an asset.

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=32213


Deadline: 2nd Sept 2012

National Consultant Job Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANCY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    29-Aug-12
Additional Category    Environment and Energy
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    10-Sep-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    12th September- 13th November 2012

Background

Background
The Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) project for the Mbale region of Uganda is being implemented by Mbale District Local Government and benefits from financial support provided by the Danish Embassy, DFID and UNDP, as well as from technical and development support provided by the Welsh Assembly Government. This is a pilot project for the UNDP-UNEP Global Initiative, “Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change”. The project will provide a coordinated mitigation and adaptation plan to combat the deleterious impacts of climate change in three districts of Mbale, Manafwa and Bududa in Mbale region of Uganda. The project was designed for 2 years with a start date of August 2010 and end date of June 2012. The project was granted a 1 year No Cost Extension up to June 2013.

The project was designed to: provide a coordinated mitigation and adaptation plan to combat the deleterious impacts of climate change and enable the Mbale region realize low carbon and climate change resilient development. Towards this objective, the project will assist the region to develop their Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP), which will integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies into regional development planning. This will include developing a policy and investment plan that will identify appropriate regulatory and financial instruments for the implementation of the actions that have been selected by the ITCP and assist the region to access, combine and sequence a variety of financial resources needed to implement the ITCP.

The project outputs include:

    a platform for climate change planning and programming;
    capacity built to integrate climate change issues into regional development plans and actions;
    an Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP) for the Mbale region;
    a Climate Change Policy and Investment package; and
    Synthesis and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices (within and beyond Uganda).

The project will help to enable the Mbale region realize low carbon and climate change resilient development. Towards this objective, the project will assist the region to develop their Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP), which will integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies into regional development planning. This will include developing a policy and investment plan that will identify appropriate regulatory and financial instruments for the implementation of the actions that have been selected by the ITCP and assist the region to access, combine and sequence a variety of financial resources needed to implement the ITCP.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Ugandan National consultant will be required to develop a Knowledge Management System (KMS) for the Mbale region Integrated Territorial Climate Plan through the following tasks:-

     Undertake an analysis of local institutions and other options to determine the most appropriate host for the Mbale TACC ITCP knowledge management system.
    Assess the suitability of GeoNode[1] as a platform for sharing TACC ITCP spatial data, compared to other options (notably ArcGIS Reader) [2].
    Using the project experience as captured in reports, evaluations and studies from the TACC and other relevant projects, synthesize this experience into knowledge products for dissemination.
    Present proposals on the best knowledge management system(s). This may be a single solution or several solutions (more likely) to PMU / UNDP.
    Review, catalogue and consolidate the data and information gathered during the TACC project including vulnerability assessments and mapping, capacity needs assessment for climate change adaptation and mitigation, adaptation and mitigation option analysis as well as Improved Cook Stoves AE, EcoTrust, the Small Grants and Welsh Assembly Government activities. This will involve the need to also collect and upload metadata along with the raw data itself.  This will ensure that the KMS is very clear about how the data was collected, what its applicability is, and terms for reuse once accessed.
    Whichever the agreed platform for sharing TACC ITCP spatial data (under b), upload the spatial data and other spatially-related data from the other consultancies to the website / chosen host computer and customise for the project (inter alia adding logos, changing colours, descriptive text). Also set-up access to the TACC site for all project and associated staff.
    Prepare and facilitate hands-on training for a selected group of key local staff to use and up-date the KMS.
    Fully document data, metadata and information on accessing data.

The National Consultant shall be responsible for delivering the final products and provide liaison with the Project Manager / ITCP Steering Committee / Mbale Regional Climate Change Forum, the Senior Technical Advisor, experts at the Global TACC Facility and the Welsh Assembly Government, also the other project consultants.

Deliverables:

    A comprehensive final report is required, including all elements of the consultancy.

    Inception report
    Prepare and submit draft ITCP Knowledge Management System to UNDP
    Test run the Knowledge Management System, including any necessary setup and customization of GeoNode or other software and uploading and styling of data and metadata provided by the project within 35 days after signature
    A comprehensive report (documenting the data, metadata and information in the KMS, how to access and up-date it) is required as the end product of the consultancy

Terms of payment:

    The payment shall be made by UNDP to the consultant according to the following milestones.
     1st – upon submission and acceptance of the draft proposal for Knowledge Management System - 25%
    2nd – upon successful implementation of the Knowledge Management System – 50%
    3rd – upon submission and acceptance of the final report – 25%

Duration and Time-frame:

The tasks described above will be undertaken by the Consultant over a period of 45 working days commencing immediately upon the signature of the contract.

    Preparation of Terms of Reference
    Advertisement for the Consultancies-  10 days
    Selection of Consultant- 4 days 
    Consultants sign Contract-  1 day
    Inception report - 4 days
    Prepare and submit draft ITCP Knowledge Management System to UNDP - 20 days
    Test run the Knowledge Management System, including any necessary setup and customization of GeoNode or other software and uploading and styling of data and metadata provided by the project within 35 days after signature - 15 days
    A comprehensive report (documenting the data, metadata and information in the KMS, how to access and up-date it) is required as the end product of the consultancy - 6 days

The consultant will report to the UNDP Country Director in Kampala-Uganda regarding his contractual obligations but will liaise with the Project Manager for the TACC in Mbale project for their day to day work and guidance on all technical obligations

Competencies

    Fluency in written and spoken English
    Ability to communicate effectively in English order to convey complex technical information to general audiences.
    Ability to deliver on time.
    Skills in negotiating effectively in sensitive situations.
    Skills in achieving results through persuading, influencing and working with others.
    Skill in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently, including the ability to resolve conflicts as they arise.
    Skills in information management, including IT & GIS

Required Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience of the National Consultant (Ugandan National)

The work must be carried-out by an experienced Ugandan National consultant with the following skills:-

    Relevant postgraduate degree from recognized universities (e.g. information management, including IT & GIS, particularly applied to natural resources management / environmental sciences / agriculture) with at least 6-8 years relevant work experience.
    Awareness of the predicted impacts of climate change on Uganda’s development across all sectors (inter alia energy, forestry, land use, agriculture, transportation, industry, waste management)
     Knowledge of the current best practices in knowledge management to support decision making.
    Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
    Experience in UNDP project development is considered advantageous

Application procedure:

Applicants are required to submit the following:

    A Job Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
    Brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.
    Personal CV highlighting past experience in similar projects.
    Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.
    Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee (lump sum fee) and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment.

Eligible Ugandan National consultants are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume online at http://jobs.undp.org.

Please note that:

    The system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the technical and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once/as a single document.
    You can access more details and the complete ToR at the following link:http://jobs-admin.undp.org/view_job_doc.cfm?job_doc_id=61947&job_id=31393


Deadline:29th Aug 2012




Consultancy Jobs at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: CONSULTANCY TEAM TO UNDERTAKE A MID-TERM EVALUATION OF THE TERRITORIAL APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE (TACC) PROJECT FOR THE MBALE REGION OF UGANDA (UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    29-Aug-12
Additional Category    Environment and Energy
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    05-Sep-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    20 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    5th September- 6th October 2012

Background

Background

The Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) project for the Mbale region of Uganda is being implemented by Mbale District Local Government and benefits from financial support provided by the Danish Embassy, DFID and UNDP, as well as from technical and development support provided by the Welsh Assembly Government. This is pilot project for the UNDP-UNEP Global Initiative, “Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change”. The project will provide a coordinated mitigation and adaptation plan to combat the deleterious impacts of climate change in three districts (Mbale, Manafwa and Bududa) of Mbale region of Uganda. The project was designed for 2 years with a start date of August 2010 and end date of June 2012. The project was granted a 1 year No Cost extension up to June 2013.

The project was designed to: provide a coordinated mitigation and adaptation plan to combat the deleterious impacts of climate change in three districts of Mbale, Manafwa and Bududa within Mbale region of Uganda. The project will help to enable the Mbale region realize low carbon and climate change resilient development. Towards this objective, the project will assist the region to develop their Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP), which will integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies into regional development planning. This will include developing a policy and investment plan that will identify appropriate regulatory and financial instruments for the implementation of the actions that have been selected by the ITCP and assist the region to access, combine and sequence a variety of financial resources needed to implement the ITCP.

The project outputs include:

    a platform for climate change planning and programming;
    capacity built to integrate climate change issues into regional development plans and actions;
    an Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP) for the Mbale region;
    a climate change policy and investment package formulated; and (v) synthesised and disseminated (within and beyond Uganda) of lessons learned and best practices.

The project will help to enable the Mbale region realize low carbon and climate change resilient development. Towards this objective, the project will assist the region to develop their Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP), which will integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies into regional development planning. This will include developing a policy and investment plan that will identify appropriate regulatory and financial instruments for the implementation of the actions that have been selected by the ITCP and assist the region to access, combine and sequence a variety of financial resources needed to implement the ITCP.

Objective and scope

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) policy at the project level in UNDP has four key objectives namely:

    to monitor and evaluate results and impacts;
    to provide a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and improvements;
    to promote accountability for resource use; and
    to document, provide feedback on, and disseminate lessons learned. A mix of tools is used to ensure effective project M&E. These might be applied continuously throughout the lifetime of the project – e.g. periodic monitoring of indicators, or as specific time-bound exercises such as mid-term reviews, audit reports and independent evaluations.

Mid-Term evaluations are beneficial for project implementation as they provide an independent in-depth review of implementation progress, thus is responsive to the need for transparency and better access of information during implementation.
The Mid Term Evaluation is going to cover the project period up to date and will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance.

Mid-Term Evaluations are intended to identify potential project design problems, assess progress towards the achievement of objectives, identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve design and implementation of other UNDP projects), and to make recommendations regarding specific actions that might be taken to improve the project. It is expected to serve as a means of validating or filling the gaps in the initial assessment of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency obtained from monitoring. The mid-term evaluation provides the opportunity to assess early signs of project success or failure and prompt necessary adjustments.

The specific objectives of the MTE are to:

    identify potential project design problems;assess progress towards the achievement of objectives;
    identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve design and implementation of other UNDP projects);
    make recommendations regarding the remainder of the project;
    analyze the project performance up to now in the context of the institutional framework and events in Uganda.

Evaluation approach and method

    An overall approach and method for conducting project Mid Term Evaluations of UNDP supported projects has developed over time. The evaluator is expected to frame the evaluation effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the UNDP Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-supported, projects.
    A set of questions covering each of these criteria have been drafted and are included with this TOR (See Annex C) The evaluator is expected to amend, complete and submit this matrix as part of an evaluation inception report, and shall include it as an annex to the final report.
    The evaluation must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.
    The evaluator is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with government counterparts, in particular the UNDP Country Office, project team, UNDP Regional Technical Adviser based in the region and key stakeholders including DFID and Danish Embassy who partly fund the TACC project.
    The evaluator is expected to conduct a field mission to Mbale Region including the following project sites in Mbale, Manafwa and Bududa Districts.
    Interviews will be held with the following organizations and individuals at a minimum: TACC Small Grants Beneficiaries, Representatives of the Integrated Territorial Climate Steering Committee and, Representatives of the Regional Climate Change Forum.
    The evaluator will review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, project reports – including Annual project reports, project budget revisions, progress reports, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents that the project team will provide to the evaluator for review is included in Annex B of this Terms of Reference.
    The evaluation team should present a detailed statement of evaluation

Evaluation criteria & ratings

An assessment of project performance will be carried out, based against expectations set out in the Project Logical Framework/Results Framework (See Annex A), which provides performance and impact indicators for project implementation along with their corresponding means of verification. The evaluation will at a minimum cover the criteria of: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. Ratings must be provided on the following performance criteria. The completed table must be included in the evaluation executive summary. The obligatory rating scales are included in Annex D.

Methodology

    Interviews (in person / telephone / by Skype) with:
    UNDP (Project Manager, Technical Advisor, relevant Country Office and Regional staff) / and Global TACC staff who have project responsibilities;
    Members of the Project Board
    Project Focal Points at DANIDA and DFID;
    Implementing partners (e.g. ECOTRUST);
    Project stakeholders, particularly local partners and project beneficiaries for example Communities benefiting from the TACC Small Grants Scheme;
    Relevant staff in participating government departments.
    Field visits: Will be arranged with project beneficiaries

Impact

The evaluators will assess the extent to which the project is achieving impacts or progressing towards the achievement of impacts. The evaluation report must include a chapter providing a set of conclusions, recommendations and lessons learned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant

The National Consultant will support the Lead Consultant and work with stakeholders to deliver the agreed product.
In addition to the above the National Consultant is responsible for the following:

    Review of documentation to be provided by the project (implementation/evaluation reports)
    Conducting fieldwork together with the Lead consultant and interview of stakeholders, national and local Government officials, and communities (especially private forest owners) to generate authentic information and opinions.
    Writing and compilation of the information and reports as needed.
    Responsibility for presentation of key findings highlighting achievements and constraints, and making practical recommendations to decision makers and stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience for the National Consultant:

    Familiarity with Climate change related projects in Uganda and particularly the Mountain Elgon Region, either through managing or evaluating donor-funded projects.
    Substantive knowledge of participatory M&E processes is essential, and experience with CBOs/community development processes, experience in landscape management and the design of ecological corridors, and country experience in Uganda are advantages.
    Experience in the evaluation of technical assistance projects, if possible with UNDP or other UN development agencies and major donors, is required. A demonstrated understanding of UNDP principles and expected impacts in terms of global benefits is essential.
    Excellent English writing and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to analyse critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw forward-looking conclusions.
    Experience in leading small multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams to deliver quality products in high stress, short deadline situations.

Payment modalities and timelines (Milestone):

    Upon submission of acceptable inception report- 20%
    Following submission and approval of the 1st draft Mid-Term evaluation report- 40%
    Following submission and approval (UNDP-CO and UNDP RTA) of the final Mid-Term evaluation report -40%

 Time-frame

The expected duration of this work is 20 working days from signing of contract.:

    Advertisement for the Consultancies - 5 days
    Selection of Consultant - 4 days
    Consultants sign Contract -1 day
    Desk review of documents and preparation of inception Report (home-based)- 3 days
    Travel for international consultant -1 day
    Presentation of Inception Report -1 day
    Fieldwork- 5 days
    Power point presentation of field work findings to Key stakeholders including UNDP, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development and Ministry of Water and Environment and Mbale District Local Government- 1 day
    Prepare and submit Draft Report to UNDP for review by Regional Technical Advisor, Project Coordination Unit, GEF Operational Focal Points -2 days
    Draft report presentation to stakeholders workshop to validate draft report findings (in Mbale) -1 day
    Travel for international consultant -1 day
    Final Report (home-based)- 4 days
    Submission of Final report by Lead Consultant to UNDP - 5 days

Deliverables:

    An Inception Report (within 3 working days of signing the contract), this should provide details of the methodological approach to be used by the consultants to undertake the study.
    A Mid-Term Evaluation Report of approximately 40 pages, excluding annexes, according to the attached detailed breakdown. The report will be in English and will be prepared and submitted in MS Word, with tables in Excel where necessary.
    A PowerPoint presentation (10 – 15 slides) covering the key points of the MTE with the main findings and recommendations will also be provided.
    A draft of the Mid-Term Evaluation Report and the PowerPoint presentation should be submitted within one week of the end of data collection and meetings. The final copy will be submitted within a week of receiving written comments on the drafts from UNDP and partners.
    If there are any significant discrepancies between the impressions and findings of the evaluation team and stakeholders these should be explained in an Annex attached to the final report.

Implementation arrangements

The principal responsibility for managing this evaluation resides with the UNDP Country Office in Uganda. The UNDP CO will contract the evaluators and ensure the timely provision of travel (including per diems) arrangements within the country for the evaluation team. The Project Implementing partner will be responsible for liaising with the Evaluation team to set up stakeholder interviews, arrange field visits and coordinate with Government. The planning and the administrative arrangements for the MTE will be done in collaboration with the UNDP Head Quarters

Logistical Support:

    UNDP will provide a vehicle for field visits and appointments with key interviewees.
    UNDP Kampala and the Project Office will coordinate the study and keep abreast of the mission’s activities during the consultants stay.

Reporting Arrangements

The consultants will report to the UNDP Resident Representative in Kampala, Uganda on all technical and contractual obligations.

Evaluators' ethics

Evaluation consultants will be held to the highest ethical standards and are required to sign a Code of Conduct (Annex E) upon acceptance of the assignment. UNDP evaluations are conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG 'Ethical Guidelines for Evaluations'.

Competencies

    Fluency in written and spoken English.
    Ability to communicate effectively in English order to convey complex technical information to general audiences.
    Ability to deliver on time.
    Skills in negotiating effectively in sensitive situations.
    Skills in achieving results through persuading, influencing and working with others.
    Skill in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently, including the ability to resolve conflicts as they arise.

Required Skills and Experience
Required skills and experience of the Ugandan National Consultant:

    At least a MSc degree and at least 10 years experience in natural resources/forest management, protected area management, socio-economic development or related fields.

How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit the following:

    A Job Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
    Brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.
    Personal CV highlighting past experience in similar projects.
    Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.
    Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee (lump sum fee) and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment.

Eligible consultants are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume online at http://jobs.undp.org.

Please note that:

    The system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the technical and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once/as a single document.
    You can access more details and the complete ToR at the following link:http://jobs-admin.undp.org/view_job_doc.cfm?job_doc_id=61947&job_id=31393



Deadline: 29th Aug 2012



Accountant Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

Job Title: Accountant
About this job

Our Client is a mobile money business solutions and is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the vacancy below.

Reports to: Chief Accountant

Purpose of  the Job:

    Support the company’s operations in financial and strategic business planning
    To ensure the company financial statements are prepared accurately and in compliance with the  generally accepted accounting and reporting standards
    Provide consistent, objective, ethical  business support all business operations

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Prepare monthly and quarterly  and annual financial statements compliance with reporting Standards
    Prepare the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts
    Ensure consistency and reliability of all key financial information presented to internal and external stake holders.
    Ensure timely and accurate preparation of monthly VAT returns Customs & Excise (URA)
    Ensure compliance with URA guidelines and requirements
    Verify business expenditures presented by staff from different departments
    Ensure accounting records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards
    Ensure Implementation of  Internal Control procedures and policies
    Work closely and professionally with statutory bodies as well as  internal and external auditors
    Advise in the implementation of accounting and operational systems
    Present financial information to management
    Promote ethical and professional behaviour within the business operations.
    Supervise Accountants Assistant , review their workloads to ensure professionalism and efficiency within the team

Qualifications:

    Degree in Finance or Accounting from a recognised University
    At least 2 years experience in an accounting role or related fields
    Partial or fully completed ACCA is an added advantage
    Excellent technical accounting knowledge
    Excellent Analytical skills and attention to detail
    Strong Microsoft word, power point and excel with financial modelling
    Strong team player
    Excellent Leadership Skills, Interpersonal, Communication and Negotiation Skills
    Ability to pick up systems, procedures and general company knowledge quickly

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 cashjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 31st Aug 2012


Jobs at Wipro in Uganda - Support Engineer

Job Title: End User Support Engineer

About this job

Our client Wipro focuses on the IT services & BPO business, and is one of the world's leading software and outsourcing service providers. Wipro is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the vacancy above:

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Setup of new Desktops
    New Printer and Replacements
    Replacement of Desktops
    Replacement of Printers
    Hardware Maintenance and Repairs of Desktops
    Hardware maintenance and repair of Printers
    Physical Disposal of Desktops
    Physical Disposal of Printers
    Computer specification forms signed by users Desktops and monitors
    Computer equipment movement & Relocation form – Desktops & Monitors
    In charge of all desktops in IT Workshop
    SCCM administration
    SMS OS Image creation of applications using MDT2010
    Exhibition support
    Regional Service Center support
    General hardware management
    General Software Support and management on client computers after escalation when necessary
    Blackberry backup/support

Qualifications:

    4 years experience and above in a busy corporate environment.
    Training on MS products like Windows and Server
    MCSE
    MS Soultions i.e. Operating Systems and management tools.

Knowledge:

    Active Directory Management
    Windows Client Installation and Maintenance
    Antivirus Administration
    Knowledge of SCCM/SCOM
    Ability to work with service desk

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 wiprojobs@nftconsult.com

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

Deadline: 28th Aug 2012

Jobs at Wipro in Uganda- Engineer

Job Title: Engineer – Backup Administration (Symantec NetBackup)

About this job

Our client Wipro focuses on the IT services & BPO business, and is one of the world's leading software and outsourcing service providers. Wipro is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the vacancy above:

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Ensure success of backup and restore.
    Ensure the integrity of backups for both local and remote sites.
    Work with software and hardware vendors to troubleshoot and solve backup issues.
    Monitor system backups and re-run as necessary and process restore requests.
    Review system logs to identify signs of potential problems.
    Responsible for keeping documentation of the backup infrastructure up to date and maintaining an accurate hardware and software inventory related to backup.
    Provide metrics to management for use in trending.
    Ensure submission of daily, weekly and monthly report to the management on the backup status.
    Ensure knowledge database is populated with resolutions, workarounds and known issues.
    Maintain regular tape rotation cycle for local and offsite storage of media.* Perform database maintenance of backup software.
    Work with other IT groups and the business to make sure all backups are performed in accordance with business policies and the law.
    Place hardware service calls and schedule regular maintenance on backup hardware.
    Responsible for the security of tape media.
    Perform test restores on a regular basis.

Qualifications:

    Experience with advanced Net Backup configuration required (i.e.  De duplication).
    Mandatory Required: 2+ years of extensive experience with Symantec’s NetBackup 7.0 & 7.1.
    Minimum of two years computer systems experience.
    Experience with HP MSL / ESL / Storagetek SL500, SL150 Tape Libraries and LTO3/LTO4/LTO5 technologies a plus.
    Experience with VMware backups a plus.
    Excellent customer service skills and service orientation.
    Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruption.
    Ability to work independently and to know when to ask for assistance.
    Ability to solve problems and to communicate how to solve these problems to others.
    Candidate will be required to participate in the weekly on-call rotation.
    Must be able to extend working hours for organization need.

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 wiprojobs@nftconsult.com.

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

Deadline: 5th Sept 2012

Jobs at Marie Stopes in Uganda- Relations Manager


Job Title: External Relations Manager

Marie Stopes Uganda seeks to fill the vacant position below and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates;

Job Title: External Relations Manager

Supervisory Controls: All incumbents will work under the supervision of the Country Director or his/her designee and will be located at the Support Office in Kampala.

Physical Ability: The ability to travel within the districts of Uganda and abroad Contractual Period: TWO (2) Years

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Advocacy

The post holder will be a high level representative of the organization, shaping the perceptions of MSU among stakeholders, the Ministry of Health, development partners and other actors in the following aspects;

    Represent MSU at regular foura and at high level meetings both national and regionally
    Work with partners to drive forward advocacy priorities of operational importance to the organization
    Manage MSU’s central relationships with development partners and the Ministry of Health



2.  New Business Development

The post holder will lead on all fundraising and new business development done by MSU. The post holder will work with members of the Senior Management Team to develop “concepts, proposals, cultivate donor relationships and negotiate with partners. The post holder will also;

    Work with members of the senior management team to identify opportunities and funding needs
    Author concept notes and proposals with input from multiple sources
    Create budgets with support from the MSU finance team
    Develop donor relationships, including securing donor meetings, organizing visits and following up on funding opportunities
    Respond to donor requests

3. Communications

The post holder will work with MSU’s communications team to create corporate communications materials that represent MSU as an innovative and effective organization by;

    Commissioning corporate materials as needed and manage the MSU website
     Managing and accompanying journalist visits and requests as needed, including those by the international press
    Authoring press releases as needed
    Putting out a quarterly newsletter
    Writing stories and other material for donor and MSU publications

Requirement:

    Be educated to a University degree level
    Be completely fluent in English numerate, and a clear, concise strong writer
    Have a firm track record of securing multi-million dollar funding for development programmes, especially from bilateral donors
     Be sensitive, diplomatic and engaging
    Be able to travel within Uganda regularly and internationally occasionally
    Have significant experience of high level representation and strong presentation skills
    Be experienced in planning of advocacy campaigns and events
    Be deadline driven and maintain their sense of humour under pressure
    Be able to articulate complicated concepts to a variety of audiences, including potentially contentious issues
    Be able to work independently and juggle multiple, pressing priorities
    Have experience in dealing with press requests
    Have existing relationships and connections within the Ugandan health sector (desirable)
    Have basic photography skills (desirable)

Attitude/ Motivation

    Pro-choice and interested in reproductive health
    Committed to personal development
    Pragmatic and flexible approach
    Decisive and excellent judgement.

How to apply:

To apply: Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug or by post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by 6.pm on Friday September 14, 2012.

Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.


Deadline: 14th Sept 2012



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