Jobs at International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Uganda- Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Duration:
   
Job Description:    
Preferred Skills:    

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance supports communities to meet the challenges of HIV and AIDS and build healthier communities. Our vision is a world in which people do not die of AIDS. Since 1994, the Alliance and its partners have supported over 3,000 projects, in over 40 countries, reaching millions of people.



The Alliance’s LO model emphasizes local leadership and governance of organizations. In light of this, the Alliance seeks to recruit an Executive Director (ED) to head its operations in Uganda. The ED’s primary focus in the initial stages of this assignment will be to lead the transition on of the Uganda Country Offi ce into an independent Linking Organization which will be nationally led, with a locally recruited Board of Directors.



The Executive Director’s overall responsibility is strategic leadership, development and effective operation of Alliance Uganda. . The ED manages senior staff , provides leadership on policy makers and strategy development, resource  mobilization,  partnership development and advocates on key HIV issues at natonal and international levels with stakeholders. The ED is also responsible for overseeing the effective implementation on of organisational  policies, procedures and systems such as HR systems including staff management and development. S/he will report initially to the Alliance Secretariat in Brighton and after the transition will report directly to the



Board of Directors.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@aidsalliance.org outlining how you

meet the requirements of this post.
Application deadline: Monday, 10 September, 2012 at 09.00 (Ugandan time)

Interviews expected: Week commencing 24 September, 2012



Deadline: 10th Sept 2012


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Litaracy Coordinator

Job Title:  Literacy Coordinator

Announcement Date:  August 24, 2012
Closing Date: September 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Position Classification:   Full-time Services Contract

The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  Peace Corps Uganda invites applicants for the position listed above which is based in Kampala, Uganda.
See http://www.uganda.peacecorps.gov/ for more details.

Basic Function of Position:

This position provides support to the Program Manager for Peace Corps Uganda's Teacher Education program and works as part of a team with all members of the Programming and Training and Administrative Units. Responsibilities include technical training and support to Volunteers, literacy curriculum development consistent with the Uganda syllabus for primary education, materials development, community outreach, monitoring Volunteer projects for quality assurance and alignment to the project plan, data collection, reporting and evaluation. Coordination and communication functions include serving as a liaison between Peace Corps Uganda staff and Volunteers and USAID and their literacy development implementing agency Research Training Institute (RTI).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Assist with Project Development and Management (approximately 25% of the time)
• Assist in developing and maintaining Peace Corps literacy projects that reflect and serve the needs of Uganda as ascribed by the Ministry of Education.
• Assist in preparing documentation for the Peace Corps literacy projects that conforms to the mission, goals and standards of Peace Corps. Those include:
- An annual work plan with activities in line with promoting reading work for PCV trainers and submit to Peace Corps Uganda for approval.
- Annual financial reports to USAID/Uganda through coordination and compilation of data with Peace Corps administrative staff. The report will include a description of literacy training activities and small projects.
- Data and reports as determined for projects reflecting the collaboration between Peace Corps and Research Triangle International (RTI)
• Coordinate the small grant application process for PCV literacy projects.
• Assist in planning, implementing and monitoring Center-funded activities in conformance with relevant Peace Corps Washington policies and rules.

B. Coordination of Partnership (approximately 20% of the time)
• Liaise between PC-Uganda and USAID/Uganda’s activity manager on literacy goals and approaches.
• Advise and coordinate overall strategic directions between PC-Uganda, PCVs, and the School Health and Reading Program.
• Facilitate the collaboration and continuous dialogue among Peace Corps, USAID, and with Research Triangle International (RTI). As Peace Corps will precede the RTI project in its roll-out of literacy activities, the LC will stay informed and assess potential for creative and appropriate ways to partner with RTI and communicate those to relevant parties for agreement.
• Design and help launch a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PC-Uganda and the USAID-funded “Uganda Literacy and Health Education” project.
• Launch, call and chair meetings of partnership stakeholders including MOES, Peace Corps, USAID, RTI, other international and local NGO implementers. 

C. Assist with Pre-Service and In-Service Training (approximately 15% of the time)
• Participate as team member to prepare Trainees/Volunteers to be a valuable member of their Ugandan communities. S/he will:
o Serve as the lead designer and trainer for Trainees/Volunteers on teaching Literacy and making literacy instructional materials for pre-service and in-service trainings.
o Assist in evaluating pre-service and in-service training events.

D. Assist with Project Monitoring and Evaluation (approximately 10% of the time)
• Assist in designing and implementing effective project monitoring and evaluation activities that include safety and security.
• Assist in preparing annual monitoring documents.
• Assist in preparing site visit reports and literacy project evaluation reports.

E. Assist with Volunteer Support (approximately 20% of the time)
• Assist with and travel throughout the country to provide advice and support to Volunteers who are working on literacy and document activities and results in regular site visit reports that are submitted to the Program Manager.

F. Safety and Security (approximately 5% of the time)
• Assist in integrating safety and security concerns into all training events.
• Keep the Safety & Security Coordinator informed of any safety and security concerns at a Volunteer’s site.
• Per Manual Section 270, maintain familiarity with the Emergency Action Plan, with specific responsibilities required in the event of an emergency, and with the procedures for reporting and responding to safety and security incidents.

G. Other Duties and Activities (approximately 5% of the time)

• Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience
• Masters in Arts/science in primary education or related degree
• University degree in education, linguistics or related degree; excellent command of spoken and written English language.
• Experience in teacher lower primary education in Uganda
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision; good organization and time management skills;
• Willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
• Required:
o Three years or more teaching experience
o Ability to work regularly from Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
• Preferred:
o Registered Teacher trainer in the Ugandan teacher Education
o One year or more of teacher training experience.
o One year experience working with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private businesses.
Position Elements
• Supervision Received: Supervised by the Programming and Training Director with daily direction provided by the Program Manager for Education. For new, difficult, or unusual tasks, supervisors give directions on objectives and suggested procedures. The literacy coordinator is expected to take the initiative to meet established deadlines, and document and communicate procedures to the Program Manager.
• Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Foreign Affairs Manual 3) instructions provided by the Program Managers and the Programming and Training Officer. 4) Ugandan Curriculum for NTC, PTC and Primary schools.
• Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities.  The Literacy coordinator is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
• Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Program Managers, PEPFAR unit, Programming and Training Director, Training Manager. Country Director and Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.
• Supervision Exercised: None
• Length of contract: One year renewable on good performance for one year.

HOW TO APPLY
1.     Please submit a letter of interest, resume and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above. Also, send names and contact information for three references.
2.     Attach an original copy of a reference letter from your are Local Councial (LC1)
Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
OR  via mail:
Administrative Officer
Peace Corps Uganda
Plot 48 Malcolm X Avenue
P. O. Box 29348
Kampala, Uganda
Clearly indicate the position applied for on the envelope.

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012


Project Engineer Job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda

Job Title: Assistant Project Engineer

( Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda )

Salary scale: Attractive

terms: Contract
Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for performance of the following duties: -

    To assist the project manager in technical and administrative leadership for the efficient and effective management and use of the equipment
    Responsible for day to management of all the equipment.
    To compiles and analyze data on deployment, management and maintenance of the equipment on a day to day basis.
    To create awareness about the services and benefits offered by Unit in a consistent and coordinated manner.
    Responsible for training of staff operators, drivers and farmers on maintenance and service of machinery as well as water and any other agricultural infrastructure
    To provide technical guidance to Engineering assistants.
    Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Requirement:

    An Honours Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering or Civil Engineering/or Mechanical Engineering
    Registered with applicable Engineers professional body
    Three years of relevant working experience from a reputable organisation

Knowledge and skills

    Knowledge of Uganda's policies, legislation, standards, regulations,
    Ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery; work with Local communities in the different regions of Uganda
    Well developed leadership, interpersonal and excellent oral/written- communication skills,
    Well developed analytical and reporting skills and should be computer literate

How to apply:

Applications should be filled on Public Service form 3 (Revised) and submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries P.O. Box 34518, Kampala not later than 7/9/2012. The forms can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Applicants who will not hear from the ministry on completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012


Engineering Assistant Job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda

Job Title:
Engineering Assistant (3)

( Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda )


Salary scale: Attractive, per scale

Terms: Contract

Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for performance of the following duties:

    In charge of day to day works operations of the unit
    To draw daily schedules in consultation with the Project Engineer and document daily activities
    To ensure that all the equipment are in good working condition
    To ensure that the machines are serviced, oiled, cleaned and washed and are always parked well.
    To ensure that the minor repairs are carried out as per schedule.
    To ensure that Log books for each machine are in order
    Responsible for Stores records ledgers.
    To write weekly reports on field work activities.
    Any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Requirement:

    Diploma in Agricultural Engineering/Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    Five years experience in a Government or private management of equipment.

Knowledge and skills

    Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills
    Must be self motivated and self driven and able to meet deadlines.
    Must be able to work and reside under field/rural conditions.

Experience: 5

How to apply:
Applications should be filled on Public Service form 3 (Revised) and submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries P.O. Box 34518, Kampala not later than 7/9/2012. The forms can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Applicants who will not hear from the ministry on completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012





Jobs at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda - Plant Operators


Job Title: Plant Operators (15)

( Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda )

Salary scale: Attractive/per scale

Terms: Contract

Duties/Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for performance of the following duties: -

    To operate the plant according to the operators manual.
    To ensure machines are in good working condition (check the water) before operations start in the morning.
    To ensure that the plant is always clean after work.
    To ensure that the plant is well grease.
    To report any minor or major faults to the Engineering Assistant.
    Ensure log book is properly filled before operations i.e. every morning.
    Ensure the plant is parked in the appropriate and secure place after work
    Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Requirement:

    Ordinary level (UCE) certificate with a pass in English
    Certificate of heavy machine operator from a recognized institution.
    Experience of at least 3 years operating a relevant machine.

Knowledge and skills

    Able-to work in a team and able to work and stay under field/ rural conditions

How to apply:

Applications should be filled on Public Service form 3 (Revised) and submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries P.O. Box 34518, Kampala not later than 7/9/2012. The forms can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Applicants who will not hear from the ministry on completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012


Jobs at New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd- Security Supervisor

Job Title: Security and Investigations Supervisor

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, Uganda

Reports to: Administrative Manager

PURPOSE:

    To proactively review the physical security risks faced by the company and EXCOM residences, initiate risk control measures, supervise security and fire control. systems, conduct security audits, enforce ; security procedures, co-ordinate guard- service providers and liaise with security agencies.
    Create a security manual and enforce security policy and procedures
    Compile annual security work plans and review performance on a quarterly basis
    Assess the optimum level of security control intervention (human and s electronic) appropriate for Vision Group .
    Monitor security incidents affecting staff, clients and assets and escalate each significant incident.
    Provide a weekly security brief.
    Monitor and ensure adequate level of security control at Vision Group premises.
    Monitor security systems and fire alarms on the premises.
    Conduct regular security audits.
    Liaise with and co-ordinate the company’s security and Fire control service with its providers
    Continually promote security awareness amongst staff.
    Keeping a close track on security threats and alerting the network as necessary
    Constant monitoring of security equipment and ensuring its maintenance and upgrade timeously in line with the required standards
    Develop and carry out fraud risk assessments on identified high risk areas
    Assimilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of fraud awareness material to staff.

Requirement:

    Unquestionable integrity
    Physically and Mentally alert
    Assertive and resilient
    Able to work odd hours
    Excellent analytical skills
    Experience in investigative skills
    Able to react calmly and effectively under conditions of stress
    Must have worked in a reputable security organization with the ability to observe any slight changes in the environment

How to apply:

if you are interested in the above position address application to Human Resource Officer, New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd

P.O Box 9815. Kampala- Uganda before 7th September 2012 .

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012



Jobs at Aero Link in Uganda- Maintenance Engineer

Job Title:
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Support operation of the aircraft in compliance with the civil Aviation Authority Regulations

•    Carrying out trouble shooting and defect rectifications of the air crafts , engines and systems
•    Compilation and revision to maintain ton craft
•    Carrying out trouble shooting and defect rectification of the air craft engines and systems
•    Maintenance and updating of technical records in liaison with maintenance base
•    Airplane including engine life components and air worthlessness limitation surveillance /tracking
•    Ensuring that maintenance of the air craft air frame and engine systems is carried out in accordance with the civil Aviation Authority Requirements manufactures recommendations and best practices

•    Inspection and certification of work carried out on air craft including certificate of release to service

•    Accomplishment of C & A renewal requirements including flight tests and compilation of required paper worked

Qualifications
•    Degree or Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognised institution
•    Valid Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft maintenance Engineer License in Category A and C Gas Turbine Engines
•    Have a minimum of 5 years total aircraft maintenance experience on Cessna Caravan

How to Apply:
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer , contact details and 3 referees addressed to ht@aerolinkuganda.com

Deadline: 7th Sept 2012

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