Jobs at Management Systems International (MSI) in Uganda- Management Advisor

Job Title: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor, Kampala
Closing Date: Sunday, 11 November 2012

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary: MSI is seeking long term staff for a USAID-funded project with the following three objectives: (1) strengthen the monitoring, reporting and evaluation functions to support USAID/Uganda and partner decision making mechanisms and learning; (2) improve organizational practices and capacity for learning and adaptation within USAID/Uganda's staff and business processes; and, (3) deepen coordination, collaboration and synergy within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned. The project is central to the Mission's broad organizational learning and development policy effort known as, "Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)," that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization. It is the first project of its type in recent USAID history, and is closely linked to USAID Forward and other reforms of the last few years. Further information on the CLA can be found in the Mission's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) which is posted on the USAID/Uganda website http://uganda.usaid.gov. Position Summary: The Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor is one of five key personnel positions deemed by USAID as essential for the success of this innovative project. The Advisor will be the primary individual responsible under the Learning Contract for achievement of the 2nd and 3rd project objectives listed above, and as such will function as a change manager. The Advisor will work under the supervision of the project Chief of Party, and will receive support and guidance from the project Technical Director based at MSI headquarters. He/she will work very closely with USAID/Uganda's Organizational Learning Advisor, who serves in the Program Office and will lead the Mission's CLA efforts. The Advisor will also work closely with three Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists, also considered key personnel under the Learning Contract, and will supervise a small team of local-hire employees. This will be a full time position based in Kampala, but will involve travel throughout Uganda and to neighboring countries with institutions forming part of a learning and KM network created under the project.
Responsibilities:

    Lead the project team's efforts to achieve the 2nd and 3rd project objectives, including, inter alia: o Develop and advance USAID/Uganda's learning agenda to guide program interventions; o Lead consultations with implementing partners and other USAID stakeholders to better understand the design, casual pathways and implementation conditions underlying promising program results; o Working with the Mission and other informed parties to establish Advisory Councils that will periodically provide informed advice and constructive suggestions to USAID technical specialists on program performance; o Lead the process of designing an approach to conducting an organizational assessment of the Mission which will result in recommendations to improve USAID/Uganda's appreciation of learning, adaptation and collaboration, leadership and management styles, time and meeting management, and other practices related to achievement of project objectives 2 and 3; o Identify national and regional individuals, firms, academic and research institutions and other organizations with the expertise and capacity to provide a wide range of specialized services associated with promoting organizational learning and development to be sub-contracted under the project; o Identify and establish working relationships with national and regional academic and research institutions which would serve as part of a development learning and knowledge management community-of-practice to be developed by the project under the Advisor's leadership; o Establish a network of key stakeholders and organize periodic opportunities for USAID to interact with representatives for the purpose of improving CDCS implementation learning and performance; o Lead the non-technical design and content development of a new Mission portal for learning and KM – a cyberspace home for CLA; o Prepare in collaboration with USAID/Uganda several academic articles for publication in development and organizational learning journals and for presentation in respected learning forums; o Foster contacts with other USAID Missions that are advancing similar programs to promote inter-Mission learning, e.g., USAID/Liberia; and, o Assist Mission Development Objective teams in identifying and realizing opportunities for advancing USG/USAID institutional influence through more focused, inter-agency diplomatic and policy reform initiatives.

    Qualifications: The innovative and complex qualities of the Learning Contract, combined with the highly specialized and demanding responsibilities of this position require a set of unique and rigorous qualifications. Ideally, the incumbent will possess both professional experience related to the set of responsibilities, as well as international development experience. However, given that organizational learning and knowledge management are not widely practiced within most international development organizations, a qualified candidate may bring their organizational learning and KM skills from the private sector. If this is the case, that experience must involve the application of the skill set in multi-cultural settings, such as could be obtained working with a multi-national corporation or international organization. Following are factors which will be considered by MSI in selecting the most highly qualified candidate:
    Graduate (preferably PhD) degree in a field related to organizational learning and knowledge management, such as management, business administration, education, knowledge management, organizational development, etc.
    Years of professional expertise involving organizational learning and knowledge management
    Publication of articles on these topics in academic and/or professional journals
    Prior experience in international development, or work overseas in different cultural environments (ideally including Africa)
    Communication and interpersonal skills
    Fluency in spoken and written English
    Experience supervising staff and consultants
    Ability and willingness to mentor local staff
    Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors

    Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

Deadline: 11th Nov 2012



Manager Job Vacancy at Pride Microfinance Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Manager
Reports to: Head of Operations

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Work with Head of Operations to determine and review short-term and long-term strategic objectives of Pride Business
  • Participate in the preparation of annual budgets, activity plans as regards Savings Deposits, Western Union and e-Banking products and ensure that all work plans and budgets are implemented in accordance with internal guidelines
  • Work with Head of Operations, Regional Managers and ensure that the annual targets and objectives are achieved and surpassed.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
  • Should possess a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Statistics,Commerce, Finance or any other relevant field from a reputable institution with at least 4 years experience at a senior managerial level
Person Specifications:
  • Should be a good communicator with superb attention to detail, unquestionable character and interpersonal skills
  • Should be a team player, an outstanding sales person with ability to mobilize savings and grow income from the e-banking products
How to Apply:
Send a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, postal address, current salary, salary expectation to:
Pride Microfinance Ltd
Metropole House, Plot 8-10 Entebbe Road
P.O Box 7566, Kampala

Deadline: 31st Oct 2012


Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- Consultants

Job Title: CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT ON CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT (UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    19-Sep-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)    01-Oct-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    20 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    20 working days

Background

UNDP is providing financial and technical assistance to Government of Uganda  towards improving policies and strategies for environment and natural resources management and climate risk management.

The aim of the support is to contribute to strengthening of national capacity for policy implementation through review and  or development of policies and strategies.  Policies and strategies of priority include:

    National environment management policy;
    EIA guidelines and regulations to mainstream health and social issues (HIV) into capital projects;
    National biomass strategy;
    Strategies for electronic waste management;
    Institutional coordination for ENR and climate risk management activities.

In Uganda, Climate Risk Management interventions are being implemented in a sector based approach by different ministries and agencies both at national and district level as across cutting issue and mainly co-ordinated by the Disaster Risk Reduction platform based at Office Of the Prime minister. However, there is need to conduct a national capacity needs assessment of these institutions in order to develop a training manual and improve coordination among the institutions.

As part of strengthening coordination of climate risk management, government is seeking services of a Consultant(Ugandan National)  to conduct a National Institutional Capacity Needs Assessment on Climate Risk Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Assignment:

To assess the institutional capacities in CRM and develop training manual for CRM.

Scope of work:

The scope of the consultancy will include but not limited to:

    Conduct detailed institutional capacity needs assessment of selected institutions at national and regional level on Climate Risk Management. These includes government ministries and agencies, selected District Local Government from all the regions in Uganda, (Karamoja region, northern region, western region, Eastern region and central) including international, National and local humanitarian organizations with Climate Risk Management Interventions;
    Identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the institutions on climate risk Management;
    Identify CRM interventions among the selected institutions;
    Propose interventions for strengthening CRM for selected institutions;
    Develop training guide for CRM for technical staff at both national and district level staff;

Methodology:

    Brief desk-based review of any existing information and CRM interventions will be conducted;
    Field-based key informant interviews with representatives of districts and Institutions at both national and regional levels to identify Strength, weak neses and the opportunities / challenges involved in CRM.

Outputs/Deliverables:

The specific outputs will include:

    An inception report for the study to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    Draft report to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    Final National institutional capacity needs for Climate Risk Management report;
    A training guide for Climate Risk Management for technical staff at national and district level

Duration and Timelines:

The consultancy will utilise up to 20 person/work days  spread over a period of one month.

Liaison and Reporting:

The Consultant will report to the Resident Representative on all contractual obligations and to The Permanent secretary in Office of the Prime minister, through the commissioner, Department of Disaster Preparedness on all technical and day-to-day delivery of the assignment.

The consultant will implement the assignment under the guidance of Technical focal point persons and technical staff at OPM and Climate change Unit

All reports shall be submitted to Office of the Prime Minister with copy to UNDP.  OPM shall certify all deliverables before UNDP effects any payments.

UNDP-GOU Support to the Consultant:

    Access to all past reports and data relevant to this assignment;
    Access to the UNDP Office and its infrastructure;
    Assistance to gain access to relevant stakeholders for discussions and to obtain information pertaining to the consultancy;
    Transport for visits to stakeholders in Kampala and its vicinity.

Competencies

    Good understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction and climate change;
    Knowledge on decentralisation and governance systems in Uganda.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    The candidate should possess an advanced degree. Qualification in the fields of, Disaster risk reduction, climate risk management, Climate change management, environment and natural resources is an added advantage.

Experience:

    At least 5 years experience  in the field of Environment management, Climate change or disaster risk reduction;
    Professional experience in undertaking institutional and organisational capacity needs assessment and development of capacity development plan.

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language:

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

Documents to be included in the proposals:

Proposal shall comprise of the following documents:

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

Proposal Price:

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

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in four installments:

    20% upon submission and approval of an inception report for the study to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    20% upon submission and approval of a Draft report to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    40% upon submission and approval of a Final National institutional capacity needs for Climate Risk Management report;
    20% upon submission of a training guide for Climate Risk Management for technical staff at national and district level.

Eligible consultants(Ugandan Nationals only) 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.

Deadline: 19th Sept 2012



Security Supevisor Job Vacancy at New Vision in Uganda

Job Title: Security and Investigations Supervisor
Reports to: Administration Manager
Purpose: To proactively take the lead in managing Security and investigations for the company

Key Result Areas:
  • Review the physical security risks faced by the company in order to enforce security policies and procedures
  • Supervise security and fire control systems
  • conduct security audits and initiate risk control measures
  • Manage the security service providers
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required
  • Graduate/ Diploma in relevant field
  • at least 5-6 years job related experience required
  •  Computer literacy is essential
  • Physically fit and mentally allert
  • Excellent analytical skills
How to Apply:
If you are interested in the above position, address your applications to:
Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
P.O Box 9815, Kampala, uganda

Deadline: 12th Sept 2012


Jobs at CARE International in Uganda- Programme Component Specialist

Job Title: Programme Component Specialist- Social Protection
Reports to: Deputy Program Manager

Key Responsibilities:
•    To offer direct general support to partners in the areas of institutional strengthening/ capacity building, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation
•    Be responsible for mobilization of program partners, carrying out partner capacity assessments, organizing skills, training and learning exchanges, reporting and undertaking monitoring and evaluation, making follow up with the partners and providing technical support

Job and Person Specifications:  (Requirements)
•    Masters Degree in psychology, Social Work and Social Science discipline field.
•    5 years of experience working in social protection

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit typed applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone contacts and names of three referees as well as certified copies of all academic and professional certificates

Applications should be addressed to:
Human Resource Management Coordinator,
CARE International in Uganda,
P.O Box 7280, Kampala

Deadline: 21st Sept 2012

Jobs at CARE International in Uganda- Director Program Quality

Job Title: Director Program Quality and Learning
Job Summary:
Reports to:  The Program Director/ Assistant Country Director

Core Roles and Responsibilities:
•    Enhance program quality through knowledge management, learning and reflective practice in all programs
•    Ensure that all programs adhere to CARE’s programming principles and  approaches
•    Ensure that all programs address the address the underlying causes of poverty and are in line with the country office strategic plan
•    Prepare consolidated impact statements across programs.

Qualifications:
•    Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/ Development Studies/ Information Systems
•    5 years experience of DME including impact measurement, knowledge management, and programme quality and learning preferably in development organizations
•    Good understanding of various analytical frameworks

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit typed applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone contacts and names of three referees as well as certified copies of all academic and professional certificates

Applications should be addressed to:
Human Resource Management Coordinator,
CARE International in Uganda,
P.O Box 7280, Kampala

Deadline: 21st Sept 2012

Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- National Consultant

Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT (UGANDAN NATIONAL): DOCUMENTATION OF LESSONS LEARNT AND BEST PRACTICES UNDER SLM-INTEGRATED DRYLANDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    19-Sep-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)    01-Oct-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    25 working days (Spread over a period of 1 month)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    25 working days

Background

Background:

The Drylands Development Centre (DDC) is one of the three UNDP Thematic Centre’s around the world.  The DDC specializes in assisting countries to fight poverty and encourage development in the drier parts of the world. DDC is supporting affected countries in Africa, the Arab States and West Asia to implement the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) through the Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP). This support is provided through the UNDP country offices.

The IDDP combines three approaches to drylands development into one programme and  blends  policy analysis with institutional capacity building and concrete programme interventions on the ground based on the following three outcomes:

    Mainstreaming drylands issues, climate change adaptation and mitigation into national policies, planning and development frameworks and contributing to the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD);
    Reducing vulnerability of drylands communities to environmental, economic and socio-cultural challenges (such as climate risks, drought, land degradation, poor markets and migration) and building adaptation/mitigation capacity; and;
    Improving local governance, management and utilization of natural resources.

The IDDP supports countries in:

    Effectively implementing the UNCCD as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in the drylands;
    Integrating the needs of drylands populations and other development related issues articulated in the UNCCD National Action Programmes into national planning processes and economic development frameworks including National Poverty Reduction Strategies;
    Developing and strengthening national and local capacities for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring of drylands programmes;
    Promoting learning, knowledge management and exchange of experiences and bringing these to bear upon and inform policy and programme formulation and implementation;
    Establishing effective networks and partnerships for drylands development at global, regional, national and local levels.

The key results of IDDP are:

    Mainstreamed drylands issues into development frameworks at national and local levels;
    Improved  community capacity for livelihood enhancement and diversification;
    Built community resilience to climatic and shocks and corresponding socio-economic stresses;
    Enhanced decentralized governance of natural resources;
    Promoted  policy advocacy on land governance issues and developed national and sub-regional capacity in land and agrarian reform processes;
    Facilitated  learning and knowledge sharing through south-south cooperation; and
     Undertaken  global advocacy and outreach on the challenges and opportunities for drylands development and built partnerships and mobilized  catalytic funding.

The last two are cross-cutting functions to support programme activities in the other areas identified at global, regional, national and local levels.

The IDDP was launched in 2002, and is currently in its second phase of  implementation in 17 countries in Africa, the Arab States and West Asia.   Similarly to IDDPI,   IDDP II has three outcomes that are designed to achieve the overall goal of reducing poverty through sustainable development of drylands leading to reduced vulnerability and improved livelihoods.  By improving the understanding of the relationship between the environment in drylands and the livelihood conditions of their populations, and emphasizing the productive potential of drylands, it is expected that better decision making will create the correct policy, legal and institutional frameworks for the sustainable development of drylands.

The IDDP II framework programme is based on a 10 year planning cycle (2009 – 2018), and a five-year funding cycle, with the first cycle lasting from 2010 to 2014.  This way, the framework programme will be much more flexible, and hence, allow for more effective resource mobilization and programme implementation.

Learning is a key component of the IDDP.  The aim is to create an active platform to identify, collate, synthesize and document lessons learnt; experiences, best practices and/or successful interventions, to be shared between groups, communities, countries and regions. The ultimate objective is to use the knowledge generated within the IDDP to learn from each other, transfer and adapt best practices and technologies that are working, provide inputs to inform policy processes and/or decision making processes on budgetary allocations to drylands areas; as well as to create tools for policy advocacy and others such as guidelines to support effective programming and implementation.

In the last 8 years  lessons learnt and experiences in the implementation of on the ground activities have been accumulated; similarly best practices have been identified but not fully documented to date. Even though some have been shared through presentations in workshops, conferences, south-south cooperation study tours, etc., it is essential to document and share these as most have remained largely localized, undocumented and unavailable to other practitioners. It is for this reason that the Drylands Development Centre is commissioning case studies to contribute and feed into IDDP's learning agenda.

The finalized product, lessons learnt and best practices document will be useful to other practitioners and partners working or supporting drylands development, UNDP Country Offices and other stakeholders. It will also serve as a tool for creating awareness on the opportunities and challenges in the drylands.

Objective of Assignment:

The objective of this exercise is to review,  identify, collate, analyze, synthesize and document lessons learnt, experiences and  best practices in the implementation of  IDDP on the ground in Uganda. It is important to note that even though programme activities vary from country to country, these are all linked to the 3 IDDP themes and outcomes. In some of the countries   the programme addresses all the three themes, in others two and in others one, based on the country's needs and priorities identified. 

Scope of Assignment:

The National Consultant will undertake consultations at country level with implementing,  contributing partners and other pertinent stakeholders, UNDP country offices, and beneficiaries to identify, collate, analyze, synthesize  and document lessons learnt, experiences and best practices in the implementation of the IDDP.  These lessons will later be distilled and synthesized to form part of a broader IDDP lessons learnt and best practices document to be made available through electronic formats and hard copy in 2012. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Tasks:

The National Consultant will among others undertake the following tasks to achieve the  objectives of this assignment:

    Consult and interview National IDDP Coordinators and UNDP Country Office focal points on the programme in their country. Consult other important sources of information,  including annual work plans, project documents, progress reports,  mid-term review and final evaluation reports and other documentation;
    Undertake a desk study and provide a brief and analytical overview of the socio-economic and ecological situation, the political climate, institutional structures of decision making in the country (including country basic data, population size, total area land area, percentage of  drylands, key economic activities and main development issues, political system including decentralization structure, poverty index, per capita GDP, etc.,)  to be used for the background section of final report/document;
    Consult with policy/decision makers  and pertinent stakeholders and develop  a short section on the relevant processes and policies and national development frameworks the country has put in place for drylands development and the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD),  poverty reduction, and achievement of the MDGs, with a particular focus to the drylands;  
    Identify based on consultations above, groups of stakeholders involved in programme implementation and their level of involvement  (including implementing partners, extension service providers, technical service providers, stakeholders/community leaders and  beneficiaries (farmers/ household, women's groups, individuals, etc.,) as available and use structured/semi structured interviews to collect the required data/information. Additionally  interview current and/or former project/programme manager/coordinator if these have moved on to new assignments to collect data/information relating to lessons learnt,  experiences and best practices;
    Based on data/information collated, undertake a critical review and analysis of national programme (provide a brief overview of the programme under implementation, problems it addresses,  key activities, beneficiaries, implementation partners and achievements to date), identifying and documenting succinctly lessons learnt, experiences and best practices in IDDP implementation in the given country;
    Draft lessons learnt, experiences and best practices document;
    Provide sources of information as part of bibliography, persons interviewed, titles  and their contact, areas or vicinity visited, copies of photos taken and captions (where, what, etc.);
    Present the draft document in soft copy (Microsoft Word) to the UNDP Country Office, IDDP national coordinator and UNDP Drylands Development Centre for review and feedback;
    Finalize the draft document incorporating feedback from UNDP Country Office, IDDP national coordinator and the UNDP Drylands Development Centre and provide a final copy in Microsoft Word; 
    Submit finalized document to UNDP Country Office in electronic format, Microsoft Word.

Note:

Programme activities may fall in the category of  a policy/regulation or guideline produced  at national level, capacity building initiatives undertaken, or concrete on  ground activities implemented by local communities, farmers, households, etc.

Expected outputs:

Finalized document in Microsoft Word (electronic format), not to exceed 30 pages (single line,  excluding annexes)  on approaches, lessons learnt, experiences, and best practices on the implementation of IDDP on the ground in Uganda

Key sections/contents of document to be produced:

    Table of contents
    Acknowledgement
    List of acronyms
    Executive summary
    Introduction
    Main Chapters (background, country context, national development strategies, activities under implementation,   lessons learnt, experiences and best practices, etc.)
    Conclusions
    Key messages and recommendations
    References - documents consulted in chronological order, using the following format: name of author, year of document, and name of document; publisher and place where published or link where it can be found.
    Annexes: list of persons met, contact details, one page - brief description of methodology used to collect lesson and best practices, tools used to collect data, etc.   

Timeframe:

This is a time bound assignment, delivery is required by 15 November 2012. The assignment will require consulting effort of 25 person days.

Supervision:

National Consultant will work in close collaboration with relevant Coordination/Implementing institutions, programmes/projects managers and major stakeholders particularly those involved in the implementation process.

The work of the Consultant will be supervised by UNDP Country Office in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries-UNCCD Focal Point.  UNDP/DDC Africa Programme Team Leader will provide guidance as appropriate.

Competencies

The Consultant will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Good understanding of the political, economic and social sectors in the given country;
    Familiarity with UNDP work in drylands development and/or environment, poverty and governance areas would be desirable; a good understanding of natural resources/ land use issues would be an asset;
    Proven capacity for working across different sectors and institutional levels from policy and decision making to programme formulation and implementation; from sub-regional, national to local community levels;
    A demonstrated ability (through previous similar assignments) to analyze, compile and synthesize information in  coherent and succinct formats; 
    Ability to work effectively under pressure in a team environment and in a multicultural setting;
    High attention to detail and ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    Minimum of post graduate degree in a relevant social sciences field including natural resource management, resource economics, socio economics, rural development, agriculture, development,  policy research and analysis or a related discipline.

Experience:

    A background and significant experience [a minimum of 5 years] in policy research and analysis and an understanding of development challenges in drylands.

Language Requirements:

    Strong communication skills spoken and written English.

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language:

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

Documents to be included in the proposals:

The proposal shall be comprised of the following documents:

    Proposal submission – online application at the following address: http://jobs.undp.org
    Technical Proposal – suggested outline for technical proposal:
    a. The offerors interpretation of the assignment;
    b. Clarifications and or suggestions on scope of assignment;
    c. Approach and Methodology for undertaking the assignment along with timelines;

    The consultant should provide UNDP Country Office with (i) a brief write-up on his/her interpretation of the TORs, (ii) a work plan for the activity, and (iii) a sample of previous written work when applying for the assignment .

Proposal Price:

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

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in three installments:

    20% upon submission and approval of an inception report.
    30% upon submission and approval of a Draft Document
    50% upon submission and approval of a Final Document
How to Apply:
Eligible consultants(Ugandan Nationals only) 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 do
cument.

Deadline: 19th Sept 2012



Communications and Advocacy Specialist Job Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: Communications and Advocacy Specialist (UGANDAN NATIONAL)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    21-Sep-12
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Oct-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :    4 months

Background

Organizational Context:

The UNV programme is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) worldwide.  At the Country Level, UNV programme is an integral part of the Programme Team of UNDP Uganda.

Brief Project Description:

When the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2001 as International Year of Volunteers (IYV 2001) and called for volunteering to be more recognized, facilitated, networked and promoted, the UNV programme was at the forefront to make it a success.  The achievements of IYV 2001 led to a resolution of 2002 that was adopted and the UNV programme requested ‘to continue in its efforts, together with other stakeholders, to raise awareness of volunteerism, increase reference and networking resources available and provide technical cooperation to developing countries, upon their request, in the field of volunteerism’.

In 2005, the UN General Assembly made another resolution to expand UNV programme’s mandate to include, the role of focal points for volunteerism in the United Nations with the aim to fully exploit its potential as a resource to achieve the International Peace and Development Agenda whose focus has been to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UNV programme was further requested, to advocate for, and promote a better understanding of, volunteerism as a powerful development resource.

The UNV programme translated this mandate into a Business Model under three main objectives that included:

    Global advocacy for volunteerism in order to broaden, at the national and international levels, the recognition of volunteerism as a valuable resource for development and peace;
    Integration of volunteerism in development planning and peace-building, and;
    Mobilising volunteers to maximise the global citizens’ involvement in, and contribution to the international peace and development agenda within and across national borders.

The UNV Business Model, a delivery mechanism to operationalise the objectives was developed, presented to, and accepted by Executive Board 2006 annual session as, interrelated and mutually reinforcing areas of intervention.

The UNV programme is envisaged to play a critical role in implementation of the Business Model for a diversified approach to promoting volunteer action in order to maximize contribution to development initiatives.  The model emphasizes the need to advocate for volunteerism in its entirety including: promotion, facilitation, networking and recognition - a role that a sound communication strategy can enhance greatly.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Duties:

Under the supervision of UNV Programme Officer (UNV PO), the consultant will contribute to the overall communication strategy for the UNV Country Office in order to facilitate the nurturing, visibility and promotion of volunteerism in Uganda.  The Communications and Advocacy consultant will be responsible for:

Development, management and maintenance of information activities implemented by the UNV CO, specifically:

    In consultation with UNV PO and UNDP Communications Unit, develop a strategy for channelling information to broader public, including UNV programme’s partners, to enhance exchange and cross-comparison of experiences on volunteerism.
    Participate in research studies and advocacy strategies concerning volunteer contribution to national development.
    Be responsible in maintaining the information database to ensure accurate and adequate capture of UNV programme information and other relevant data.
    Suggest and implement other mechanism that would enhance the visibility of volunteerism and UNV programme.

Preparation of information materials and support to UNV CO in the documentation of specific experiences:

    Take a lead role in soliciting and gathering of information on volunteer-related activities i.e. liaises with UNV volunteers and other relevant partners to obtain articles and stories concerning UNV programme in Uganda.
    Ensure timely and regular production of the UNV Newsletter on tri-annual basis plus other information booklets using the UNV Communication toolkit, and templates.
    Preparing and packaging the collected information into packages usable in UNV Newsletters, UNV Uganda Website, UNDP Website, UNV Headquarters Website, World Volunteer Web, etc.
    Collect and review portfolio of UNV-affiliated projects and programmes to facilitate analysis of information and turn the information summaries to knowledge products.

Support promotion and advocacy of volunteerism:

    Participate in organizing and reporting on UNV programme-related events such as International Volunteers Day, UNV Country workshops, field missions, UNV visiting missions, other UN Days, etc.
    In consultation with the UNV PO, disseminate information, education and communications (IEC) materials i.e. brochures, posters, pamphlets, flyers, etc including in relevant exhibition events promoting, and advocating for, volunteerism.
    Organize events and help raise national awareness on the issues that UNV advocates.
    Assist UNV PO in drafting relevant statements, speeches and press releases for use in volunteer-related events.

Updating and maintenance of UNV Uganda Website:

    Manage and ensure regular and timely updating of UNV Uganda Website including information posted in UNDP Website, UNV Headquarters Website, and other relevant sites.
    Monitor and ensure maintenance of UNV Uganda Website links with UNDP Website, UNV Headquarters Website and other relevant websites.
    Monitor utility of UNV Uganda Website including UNV Webmail and respond to, or re-direct received queries to relevant parties for action.

Results/Expected Output:

The key results will make an impact on the UNV Programme in Uganda through:

    Established partnership with local media.
    Effective communication and dissemination of information about volunteerism in Uganda.
    Enhanced UNV contribution in VIO Networks.
    Increased visibility of volunteerism.
    Production of an annual UNV Newsletters in January 2014 and annual report.
    A dynamic, up-to-date and well-maintained UNV Uganda website.
    A successful celebration of the IVD.

Competencies

    Strong analytical skills, excellent writing and documentation.
    Good time management and organizational ability.
    Strong inter-personal skills and team spirit.
    Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision and oversee functional activities.
    High level of creativity and flexibility, and openness to feedback and new ideas.
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with people of diverse age sets and profiles
    Commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism

Computer skills:

    Proficiency in information and communication technology (ICT) skills especially in design, typesetting, and website development and management.
    Good knowledge and practical use of Microsoft Professional Suite, web-design and publication software e.g. desktop publishing (DTP), Adobe Reader, Photoshop.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    An advanced degree from a recognized University, preferably in journalism, or computer sciences, Social Sciences including communications, outreach, public relations, webmaster or related fields.

Experience:

    Possess at least one year of professional and hands-on experience in area of communication – and IT, website design, Advocacy and management, preparation of feature articles, newsletter writing and production, photography, etc.

Language Requirements:

    Excellent written and oral skills in English.
    Any other international UN language will be an advantage.

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language:

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

Documents to be included in the proposals:

Proposal shall comprise the following documents:

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

Proposal Price:

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

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in installments on a monthly basis upon certification of completion of tasks.


How to Apply:
Eligible consultants(Ugandan Nationals only) are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume online at http://jobs.undp.org.

Deadline: 21st Sept 2012



National Consultant Job Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT: MAPPING ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES ACTORS LANDSCAPE
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    25-Sep-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)    01-Oct-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    2 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :    2 Months

Background

Introduction:

UNDP is providing financial and technical assistance to Government of Uganda towards improving policies and strategies for environment and natural resources management and climate risk management.  The aim of the support is to contribute to strengthening of national capacity for policy implementation through review and  or development of policies and strategies.  Policies and strategies of priority include:

    National environment management policy
    EIA guidelines and regulations to mainstream health and social issues (HIV) into capital projects
    National biomass strategy
    Strategies for electronic waste management
    Institutional coordination for ENR and climate risk management activities.

There are numerous development partners, Civil Society Organizations, NGOs and Governmental organizations involved in environment and natural resource management in Uganda. A cursory overview suggests that there are limited links between them and the risk of overlapping mandates and duplication is inevitable. These actors operate in a wide range of different political, cultural and historical contexts and have varying aspirations for coordination.

As part of strengthening institutional coordination in the ENR sector, Government is seeking services of a competent consultant to develop and produce a landscape of environment and natural resources actors and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of assignment:

To understand what are the organizations, networks and interrelations between development partners, private sector, NGOs and Government organizations working in the  Environment and Natural Resource sector and the opportunities and challenges in supporting them to deliver improvements. Specifically:

    To build a broad picture of the development partners, NGOs, governmental organizations and networks working on issues of environment and natural resources and how they are evolving;
    To assess the extent of linkages and coordination, if any, between those organizations working within and across the ENR sector;
    To gather ideas on how ENR partners can best coordinate to deliver improvements in the sector;
    To map existing expertise by theme, geographical area, and type of activity;
    To identify gaps in ENR activities focus/presence of existing development partners;
    To identify the opportunities and challenges facing existing organizations and networks eg. Funding, political support, capacity - and their trajectory.

Scope:

This mapping exercise will focus on development partners, NGOS, and government organizations at national level mainly targeting areas on policies and strategies. The mapping will produce a broad picture of the presence of development partners, NGOS, CSOs and governmental organizations by theme, geographical area and type of activity rather than an exhaustively comprehensive one.

Methodology:

The consultant will carry out a  desk review of any existing or ongoing relevant mapping exercises and consult with NGOs, development partners and government agencies to obtain information on their past and current activities in the environment sector.  Based on the desk review and stakeholder consultations, the consultant will present findings to a national stakeholder validation workshop.

Tasks of the consultant include:

    Consult both core partners and subsequent stakeholders seeking information on
    • Who is involved (Institution, contact person with details)?
    • What is the institution’s commitment?
    • With whom is the institution collaborating or in conflict?
    The consultant will capture the information (stakeholder landscape) by means of a graphical survey as well as in ordinary report (narrative) style.
    Provide a framework for future and subsequent review of the documents.
    Present draft document to a national validation workshop.

Deliverables:

    Brief inception report (initial insights, feedback) on the progress and assumed final products, risk factors.
    Submission of final drafts (CD/DVD 5 copies; all reports 3 hard copy, one e-copy.
    Final reports (CD/DVD 5 copies; all reports 3 hard copy, one e-copy.

Reporting:

The consultant will  report to the Resident Representative of UNDP Uganda on all contractual obligations and to the Director, Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Water and Environment for the day-to-day execution of the tasks under this assignment.

UNDP-GOU Support to the consultant:

    Access to all past reports and data relevant to this assignment.
    Access to the UNDP Office and its infrastructure.
    Assistance to gain access to relevant stakeholders for discussions and to obtain information pertaining to the consultancy.
    Transport for visits to stakeholders in Kampala and its vicinity.

Payment Modalities:

Payment to the consultant will be made in three installments upon satisfactory completion of the following deliverables:

    20% of the contract amount upon submission of acceptable inception report  on the progress and assumed final products, risk factors.
    40% of contract amount upon submission of acceptable draft reports.
    40% of contract amount upon submission of final acceptable report.

Competencies

    Knowledge of networking and civil-society capacity building.
    Proven skills in drafting concise reports in English.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    Masters in relevant environment discipline.

Experience:

    At least 6 years experience of working within the ENR sector.
    Proven experience of coordinating ENR activities.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency and excellent comand of written and spoken English is a necessity.

Application Procedure:

    Applicants (Ugandan Nationals only) are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:
    A detailed CV.
    A technical Proposal detailing description of the planned schedule of activity.

Financial proposal:

    A detailed work plan and estimated timeline for completion of the assignment.
    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(in a single WORD Document).


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=32608

Deadline: 25th Sept 2012



Consultancy Opportunities at UNDP in Uganda

Job Title: CONSULTANCY: DEVELOPING EIA GUIDELINES FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR (UGANDAN NATIONALS)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    19-Sep-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)    01-Oct-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    60 working days (Spread over a period of 3 months)
Expected Duration of Assignment :    60 working days
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Background

Introduction:

The overall policy goal of the National Environment Management Policy for Uganda is sustainable socio-economic development which maintains and enhances environmental quality and resource productivity. The policy seeks to integrate environmental concerns in all development policies, planning and activities at national, district and local levels, with wide participation of the people.

Following the enactment of the National Environment Act Cap 153, it is now the policy of Government that environmental impact assessment (EIA) has to be conducted for development projects and activities that are likely to cause significant impact on the environment; so that appropriate measures are identified to mitigate the anticipated environmental impacts, while positive impacts could be maximized.

The EIA process is still relatively new in Uganda, and there is still need to enhance public awareness and participation in the EIA process.

Therefore, since each sector has different technical requirements, sector specific EIA guidelines on issues related to each sector are necessary.

Background and Problem Statement:

Since the operationalisation of the EIA process in Uganda, most EIAs carried out have been mainly guided by the framework EIA guidelines that were put in place in 1997. Of late, however, there is evidence of increasing demand for EIA guidelines that specifically focus on sectoral development programmes, and projects. It is also envisaged that sector specific EIA guidelines will enhance the integration of environmental concerns into sectoral development planning. In addition, there are so many sector-based natural resources (such as Energy resources) that are experiencing degradation of varying intensity; and for which EIA would be a useful tool to control degradation through use and application of specific Sectoral EIA Guidelines relevant to the Ugandan situation.

In view of the above, there is an urgent need to prepare Sectoral EIA Guidelines, which should be based on the general principles and procedures that have already been elaborated in the framework EIA Guidelines. This initiative is thus, intended to provide the basis for meeting the demand for development of these sectoral EIA Guidelines and will further improve the capacity of sectoral agencies in assessing environmental issues of the sector.

Justification:

The Government of Uganda has in recent years undertaken several socio-economic reforms in order to improve the performance of the country’s economy. For instance, the Government has put in place programmes for the development of the Energy sector through consultation and consensus-building with a wide range of stakeholders.

Since the energy sector was identified as an engine of economic growth and poverty eradication, it is prudent that EIA guidelines be developed in the sector as a basis for ensuring environmentally sustainable development.

In order to facilitate the conduct and review of EIAs, developers, sectoral institutions, and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in particular, need to be equipped with guidelines that will enable identification of environmental problems specific to projects and activities of a sectoral nature and, therefore, be able to recommend appropriate mitigation measures based on the technical capacity available in the sector departments.

As an aspect of capacity-building, and in view of the fact that EIA review and the conduct of EIAs demands a considerable amount of time to enable effective consultation between the sectoral lead agencies, NEMA and other stakeholders, development of Sectoral EIA guidelines will, among others, provide the lead agencies and EIA Practitioners with easy and quick reference material; and thus, enhance the EIA review capacity of sectoral agencies, and reduce on time spent on the review process or actual conduct of EIAs.

Since responsibility for the conduct of EIA lies with the developer, it is also hoped that the EIA sectoral guidelines will provide reference material that will enable developers to carry out screening of their projects, as well as enable the conduct of EIAs for proposed projects. Many developers currently rely solely on hired services for EIA.

Objectives of the Consultancy:

The objectives of the consultancy are to:

    Develop EIA guidelines for the energy sector (that focus on projects and activities relating to different components of energy such as hydropower (electricity generation and transmission, distribution), thermo electric projects, geothermal, nuclear energy, biomass, biogas and biofuels, solar energy, wind energy, electricity transmission, petroleum (exploration, production, refining, transportation (pipeline), storage and trading;
    Incorporate cross-cutting issues (HIV and Gender, payment for ecosystem services/cost benefit analysis, land acquisition and settlement, heath and safety issues, and climate change and mitigations issues;
    Define sectoral procedures for conduct of EIAs for the energy development projects and activities in the energy sector;
    Provide simple checklists for use and application at all levels when conducting EIAs for energy programmes, projects and activities that relate to existing policies;
    Define the institutional framework for implementation of EIAs for the energy sector;
    Review of existing guidelines on the energy sector.

Beneficiaries:

These will, among others, include the following:

    NEMA whose EIA review, co-ordination and approval functions will be facilitated by the development of the sectoral EIA guidelines;
    Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and staff of the Authority who will also be involved in the review process;
    The Lead Agency staff and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in particular, whose EIA review functions will be facilitated through availability of reference material in form of the sector specific guidelines. It is also hoped that this will enhance the capacity of sectoral departments to manage and protect the sectoral natural resources under their jurisdiction, through the use and application of the sectoral EIA guidelines;
    The developers, among others whose statutory responsibility to carry out EIA will be facilitated by the sectoral EIA guidelines;
    EIA practitioners who will have ready reference material for EIAs of various sectors;
    District and Local Authorities who are responsible for local development planning will be guided by the sectoral EIA Guidelines;
    The general public who will be able to understand sector specific environmental concerns and, hence, be able to fulfill their mandate as key stakeholders in the participatory EIA process;
    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (both local and International), community-based organisations (CBOs) and the private sector, will also be able to fulfill their mandate as key stakeholders in the participatory EIA process;
    Development partners, trade and manufacturing associations;
    Researchers, research institutions, extension agents/personnel that will be able to apply sectoral guidelines in specific research components dedicated to improving energy productivity;
    Improved state of the environment in general, that would be achieved through application of the sector specific guidelines.
    Tours and travel companies.

The implementation of the Sectoral EIA guidelines will, however, be the responsibility of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development other relevant sectoral lead Agencies, with NEMA implementing its mandated functions of supervision, co-ordination and approval of EIA activities and programmes/projects carried out in line with Sectoral EIA guidelines.

The assignment will be carried out by a team of 3 consultants (Ugandan Nationals) with qualifications and experience in environmental impact assessment, natural resources management, and extractive industry.

Duties and Responsibilities
Institutional Partners:

During the development of Sectoral EIA Guidelines, it is expected that NEMA will collaborate closely with all the stakeholders responsible for the different sector components and areas for which sectoral guidelines for the energy sector are to be developed.

Scope of the Consultancy:

Activities:

The activities to be accomplished during the drafting/development of the sectoral EIA guidelines shall be as outlined below.

    Liaise with the relevant sectors, and including key players, regulatory bodies, lead agencies and other development partners, to obtain the required and relevant information and input on pertinent issues relating to the energy sector;
    Consult with relevant stakeholders, including developers, EIA Practitioners, researchers and research institutions, NGOs, CBOs, communities, among others, to obtain their input during the formulation of the sectoral guidelines;
    Develop sectoral EIA energy guidelines which will cater for and enable improvement in energy output/productivity and protection of the environment, in accordance with the framework provided in the EIA guidelines already developed by NEMA. The sectoral guidelines should relate to and/or be in harmony with other related sectoral development procedures and practices impacting directly or indirectly on the energy sector and resources;
    Review the laws and regulations in place relating to the sector and cross-cutting concerns;
    Define a framework and procedures for conduct of EIA for energy projects and related activities - such as such as hydropower (electricity generation and transmission, distribution), thermo electric projects, geothermal, nuclear energy, biomass, biogas and biofuels, solar energy, wind energy, electricity transmission, petroleum (exploration, production, refining, transportation (pipeline), storage and trading;
    Prepare and define a set of check-lists tailored for each of the components of the energy sector as reflected above.
    Define the institutional framework for implementation of sectoral EIA Guidelines;
    Prepare a Draft Report and submit to a select Committee to undertake the initial review;
    Facilitate a review workshop involving all relevant stakeholders, to discuss the first draft report;
    Incorporate comments of the Review Workshop into the first draft Sectoral EIA guidelines;
    Where deemed necessary, after the review workshop and incorporation of the workshop comments into the draft guidelines, a select Technical Committee can be constituted to study within one week the revised draft Sectoral EIA guidelines submitted by the consultant, in order to contribute to preparation of the final report;
    List of recommendations for relevant training and awareness programmes on the Sectoral Guidelines - targeting other sector agencies, district officials, the private sector, industrialists, other stakeholders, and the general public;
    Consultant submits the Final Sectoral EIA Guidelines to NEMA;
    The Consultant will provide copies of the Final Draft (8 bound copies) in print and electronic media (two sets of Compact Disk _Read-Write) containing documents prepared in MS Word 97 and MS Excel).

Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

The outputs from the consultancy are expected to include:

    Inception report
    Sectoral EIA guidelines for the energy sector suited to its components/sub-sectors and harmonised with the general EIA guidelines;
    a set of check-lists to cater for the different components/sub-sectors within the sector;
    a framework for operationalisation of the Sectoral EIA guidelines for the sector;
    recommendations for training pertaining to application of Sectoral EIA Guidelines of the sector, targeting lead agencies, district authorities, research institutions, private sector, agro-industrialists, and the public/civil society.

Reporting:

The Consultant will report to the Resident Representative of UNDP Uganda Country Office for all contractual obligations and to the Executive Director NEMA on all technical aspects of the assignment. All reports shall be addressed to the Executive Director NEMA with copy to UNDP Resident Representative. NEMA shall certify quality and completeness of the outputs before payment to the consultant are made.

Duration and Timeframe of the Consultancy:

Due to the broad nature of the energy sector, the consultancy will utilise 60 person days spread over a period of 3 months as follows:

    The first one month dedicated to consultations and preparation of the first draft report (sectoral guidelines);
    The second month – for compilation of the draft sectoral guidelines;
    The third month – for preparation and conduct of the review workshop involving all the relevant stakeholders.

Support by the Client:

The National Environment Management Authority shall:

    Assign to the consultant two members of staff as full-time counterpart staff for the assignment to learn how the process is done and to retain institutional capacity after the assignment;
    Provide all relevant documents and reports required for the execution of the assignment;
    Convene all stakeholder consultation workshops;
    Arrange for travel to the field when required;
    Provide timely review and feedback on reports;
    Provide any other assistance considered crucial for the delivery of the assignment.

Competencies

Composition and Competency of the consulting team:

The consulting team shall consist of Ugandan Nationals with qualifications and experience in environmental impact assessment, natural resources management, and extractive industry.

    Team Leader: Should have experience in environmental management of more than 10 years.
    Sociologist: Should have at least 5 years experience in the fields of EIA, related to oil and gas, energy and mineral development projects. Experience in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS, Gender is an added advantage.
    Oil and Gas Specialist: Should have Experience in undertaking EIA within the energy sector especially oil and gas.

Required Skills and Experience

    Team Leader: Should have a first degree with a bias in energy and an advanced degree in Environment and Natural Resources is a must.
    Sociologist: Should have a minimum of a bachelors degree in social science related subjects
    Oil and Gas Specialist: Should have a minimum of a bachelors degree in geology, geophysics, natural resources

Application Process:

Preparation of Proposals:

Language:

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

Documents comprising as proposals:

Proposal shall comprise of the following documents:

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

Proposal Price:

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

Payment Schedule:

The payment will be made in three installments:

    20% upon submission and approval of an inception report for the study to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    50% upon submission and approval of a Draft Document  to be reviewed by a selected technical team;
    30% upon submission and approval of a Final EIA Guidelines for the Energy Sector Document.

How to Apply:
Eligible consultants(Ugandan Nationals only) are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume online at http://jobs.undp.org.

Applicants should clearly indicate the position being applied for; either(i) )Team Leader: or (ii) Sociologist; or (iii)Oil and Gas Specialist.  Applications/proposals without clear indication of the above will not be accepted.

Deadline:

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