Programme Assistants Job Vacancy at ASARECA in Uganda


Job Title: Programme Assistants (Threepositions- Uganda Nationals only)
Reporting to the ProgrammeManager ,the Programme
Assistants will be responsible for providing support to
the ProgrammeManager in delivering his/her mandate in
ASARECA.


Key responsibilities
• Receive periodic reports from stakeholders, review and provide feedback on the quality of the reports;
• Prepare draft synthesis reports, drafts contract agreements, and letters of requests for services;
• Assist in developing requests for research calls/ proposals and send them out, receive applications and prepare the evaluation forms that are used during the selection process;
• Manage inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to all programme work;
• Coordinate workshop duties/activities through drawing up of list of invitees, preparing the workshop budgets, drafting invitation letters, repertoiring, compiling workshop publications and proceedings;
• Receive and follow up of the sub-grant financial accountabilities and forward them to finance;
• Prepare periodic newsletters that are distributed to over
800 stakeholders and provide articles to be posted onto the website;
• Assist in preparing annual work plans and budget
for the program in consultation with the Programme
Managers;
• Assist in consolidating programme technical reports into the corporate annual report;
• Consolidate programme work plans into corporate work plans;
• Assist in preparing publications for scientific conferences;
• Assist to carry out monitoring and evaluation of projects in liaison with the M&Eunit; and
• Organise in-house planning meetings, and take a record of minutes for meetings to ensure actions are implemented.
Person specifications
The successful candidates will have:
• At least five years experience as a researcher in an agricultural oriented organisation at middle-level management;
• Demonstrable progressive experience in administrative services;
• Good interpreter to communicate to stakeholders who are French speaking;
• Ability to analyse data and extract reporting material;
and
• Good understanding and appreciation of regional agricultural issues.
We are looking for candidates with Masters of Science in
Agriculture or in any other related field.


How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address belowby close of business Friday 12 October 2012. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
ThePeople and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited Communications House, 1 Colville Street P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012



Programme Manager Job Vacancy at ASARECA in Uganda


 Job Title: Programme Manager (Two positions): ProgrammeManager-Staple Crops and ProgrammeManager-High Value Non-Staple Crops
The two ProgrammeManagers report to the Deputy Executive Director and will be responsible for leading and managing the establishment of ASARECA’s regional
research portfolio, up scaling and out scaling of technologies and innovations, building NARS capacity for research, extension and education in the programme areas. These roles involve developing the program strategy and identifying the thematic and strategic
research priority areas, fundraising, providing programme leadership in projects and other program activities, implementation, mobilising and building strategic alliances and partnerships to enable ASARECA achieve its goals and objectives.


Key responsibilities
• Develop the programme strategic plan and set priorities for the programme in line with ASARECA’s strategic goals and objectives;
• To lead in upscaling and outscaling of technologies and innovations;
• Formulate operational plan, mid-term plans and annual work plans and required budgets based on the identified priorities and strategies;
• Develop and drive implementation of scientific standards and processes to assure high quality outputs and achievement of targeted impact;
• Ensure that the programme research portfolio and activities are enhanced through developing research calls, and organising evaluation of submitted
concept notes and providing leadership for proposals development and capacity building;
• Facilitate and encourage members of the winning team or partners to understand ASARECA’s requirements
for processing fund requisitions and accountabilities, procurements to ensure effective, efficient and timely implementation of funded projects;
• Identify capacity building needs, develop and implement a strategy to build capacity of the various stakeholders for IAR4D through organising group trainings (group courses, farmers and other
stakeholders’ trainings) and post graduate training;
• Manage research contracts with stakeholders through negotiations with winning teams, preparation of research grants and sub-grant agreements;
• Provide intellectual leadership in the implementation of collaborative research projects to ensure quality and relevance of the research, organise monitoring
and evaluation missions to ensure that the programme delivers against ASARECA’s goals;
• Manage strategic alliances, partnerships and linkages and ensure strong teams in implementation of the projects;
• Identify constraints within the programme and develop the terms of reference to source relevant consultants competitively in conjunction with the procurement and finance departments;
• Manage staff issues, staff performance, identify and ensure monthly planning of activities for administrative staff in the programme area;
• Provide effective guidance, coaching and evaluation of staff to assist them in developing their skills and abilities to ensure optimal performance;
• Manage relationships and collaboration with partners, to ensure delivery of services;
• Undertake programme budgetary planning and management. Approve requests for payment on programme activities and monitor project budgets to ensure value for money;
• Ensure proper recruitment of programme support staff in collaboration with the Head of Administration;
• Provide intellectual leadership in dissemination of research findings and other relevant information through appropriate media (publications in scientific journals, conference papers and policy briefs among others);
• Source and manage resources for the implementation of the programme priority project areas; and
• Contribute to the development of ASARECA’s institutional development with regard to the programme.


Person Specifications
The successful candidates will have:
• At least 10 years experience as a scientist including a minimum of five years experience in a senior Agricultural Research and Development Management position;
• The jobholder should also have a minimum of five years experience in coordination or carrying out research at regional level;
• Demonstrable experience in Agricultural Innovation
Systems and Value Chain Analysis;
• Strong experience in coordination and implementation of monitoring of agricultural technology dissemination and scaling up and out projects; and
• Good strategic and systems thinking skills, leadership and people management skills.
We are looking for candidates with a PhD qualification in Agriculture, Agricultural Extension/Economics, Natural Resource Management or a related field.

How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address belowby close of business Friday 12 October 2012. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
ThePeople and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited Communications House, 1 Colville Street P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012



Jobs at ASARECA in Uganda- Environmental Safeguard Specialist


Job Title: Environmental Safeguard Specialist (One position)

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the
Environmental Safeguard Specialist will be responsible
for providing operational support to ASARECA Managers, Unit Heads and Principal Investigators for them to fulfill the compliance requirements and enhance the , effective integration of environmental and social concerns of project activities financed by the ASARECA MDTF. The Officer is expected to use and strengthen the country systems in environmental and social assessments by providing technical comments and by participating
in the process of preparing environmental and social management plans for all approved projects, monitoring the implementation of the mitigation measures identified in the plan and providing training in environmental
and social issues to sub grantees as part of the capacity building initiatives.


Key responsibilities
• Undertake regular categorization and review of the social, technical, and environmental impact of project and resettlement plans to ensure quality control of documents, adequacy of mitigation measures and strengthening of compliance to environmental and social safeguards procedures;
• Ensure preparation, reviews, and updating of safeguard procedures of ASARECA, including the preparation and updating of tools, formats / manuals and procedures;
• Coordinate the creation / dissemination of information both internal and external and the use of such in environmental and social sustainability studies and initiatives;
• Create a knowledge network within ASARECA on
project-based environmental and social issues to improve communication, modus operandi, and safeguards;
• Ensure that training is provided to ASARECA staff on sustainable development and social safeguards both internally and in partner institutions following the production of training materials, learning tools and related documents;
• Participate in preparing management responses to World Bank Review Missions’ reports and required monitoring activities;
• Undertake periodicmonitoring of progress reporting on the implementation of environmental and social safeguards policies and procedures, including lessons learned and strategic direction;
• Establish and manage partnerships and initiate networking with other international and bilateral agencies at international, regional and local levels to advance the agenda of the safeguards’ program and represent ASARECA in such conferences and workshops;
• Assess social and environmental impacts of the projects and mitigationmeasures through desk reviews and field visits;
• Provide classifications for projects in terms of the level of possible social and environmental impacts and mitigation possibilities;
• Ensure performance standards are specifically applicable to the particular project being reviewed, and environmental guidelines are followed to ensure project designs and planned mitigationmeasures and the applicable standards are met;
• Manage contract conditions to ensure compliance of the project with the performance standards and applicable guidelines;
• Prepare environmental and social review summaries for all projects as an essential part of disclosure process;
• Ensure environmental and social mitigationmeasures and the right institutional setup is in place and budget is allocated for their implementation; and
• Prepare terms of reference for environmental and social impact assessments.
Person specifications
The successful candidate will have:
• Aminimumof five years experience in one or more relevant professional disciplines;
• Strong theoretical base in environmental and/or social areas, combining a broad grasp of relevant theory and principles with practices and precedents;
• Good knowledge of the World Bank safeguard policy and those of ASARECA member countries;
• Ability to translate theory into practical applications in social or environmental due diligence and monitoring of moderately complex projects in different sectors;
• Ability to carry out policy analysis, as necessary
to support the work of the environment and social specialist team on how best to ensure ASARECA’s policies and standards on social and environmental sustainability are met;
• Ability to travel frequently and handle often difficult project environments, and to work in a variety of cultural contexts and countries;
• Strong written and spoken English including the ability to convey ideas and positions clearly. Working knowledge of French will be considered an added advantage;
• High level of work ethical standards and a demonstrated ability to handle procedures that involve highly sensitive and confidential information;
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize assignments, and work effectively often under pressure with minimum supervision;
• Demonstratable maturity and judgment and sound decision-making and negotiating skills; and
• Ability to work within cross-cultural groups to achieve consensus on complex policy issues.
We are looking for a candidate with a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (Environment, Engineering, Legal, or Social Sciences) or in any other related field.


How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address belowby close of business Friday 12 October 2012. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
ThePeople and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited Communications House, 1 Colville Street P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012



ICT Head Jobs Vacancy at ASARECA in Uganda


Job Title: Head of ICT (One position)

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of ICT will be responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient operation of the ICT Department and ensuring departmental alignment with the organisation’s operations. The Head of ICT works closely with his
or her colleagues on the seniormanagement team to drive, implement, and manage the strategy for IT and IS developments that provide on-going cost-effective solutions for all aspects of ASARECA activities and will
also ensure appropriate IT capacity to adequately support current and projected activities.


Key responsibilities
• Provide constructive and effective contribution to the formulation of ASARECA’s key activities and objectives;
• Formulate IT and IS strategies that allow ASARECA to achieve its objectives;
• Manage the ICT department, ensure delivery of appropriate services support and information to
all users at the Secretariat and partner institutions, including the agreement and ongoing management of service level agreements (SLAs);
• Develop the most appropriate design of infrastructure to support the business, taking into account prevailing best practices and technologies;
• Identify and agree IT priorities,maintain an oversight of all IT and IS projects ensuring that compatibility and integration issues are taken into account and, as a member of the project steering group, be responsible for the monitoring and control of all IT- led projects within ASARECA;
• Responsible for ASARECA’s information security policy and adherence to the requirements of the Data Protection Act;
• Manage the operational costs of the IT department, including the preparation, submission and monitoring of operational budgets that meet prevailing objectives;
• Ensure that IT and IS infrastructure and stored data are secure against internal and external threats and position effective and appropriate measures for risk management, and information security (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans (BCP &DRP));
• Oversee provision of end-user support services, including help-desk and associated technical support services;
• Oversee negotiation and administration of IT and IS vendor, outsourced suppliers and consultant service agreements and contracts;
• Manage department staffing, including resource planning, recruitment, professional development, appraisal and disciplinary actions to provide a resilient and responsive support team that provides the specified
service levels to the organisation’s users and the required skills for the technical support of the solutions in use; and
• Ensure that the structure of the IT department and skill sets present within it are appropriate to meet the needs of the business.
Person specifications
The successful candidate will have:
• Five years of experience at a management/ leadership level;
• Excellent technical skills in COBIT or ITIL; project management skills will be an added advantage;
• Strong interpersonal, communication and relational skills, with sound judgment, initiative, flexibility and detail-oriented;
• Strong analytical and logical problemsolving skills;
• Documented working experience with Microsoft Windows environments, including MS-SQL and MicrosoftExchange, Internet Information Server and other applications; and
• Experience with MicrosoftWindows configuration, installation,maintenance, support and troubleshooting of TCP/IP networks supporting VoIP telephony, microcomputers and other systems, system development, complex project management, knowledge of the existing network hardware, client/server technology, internet/intranets.
We are looking for a candidate with a Masters degree
in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, or in a related field.


How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address belowby close of business Friday 12 October 2012. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
ThePeople and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited Communications House, 1 Colville Street P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012


Finance Head Jobs Vacancy at ASARECA in Uganda



Job Title: Head of Finance (One position)

Reporting to the Executive Director, the The Head
of finance will be responsible for leading ASARECA’s financialmanagement procedures in line with the ASARECA strategic plan and Operational Plan. This involves collaboration with the various management offices in ASARECA, developing and monitoring
budgets, keeping accurate financial records and ensuring accountabilities at all levels, creating efficient financial service delivery, controlling expenditure and revenue, and periodic financial reporting.

Key responsibilities
• Manage the budget preparation process in collaboration with the variousmanagement offices in ASARECA;
• Prepare secretariat operational budgets and present these to the Executive Director for review, monitor and review budgets and advise management as appropriate;
• Assist in collaboration with the various management offices in ASARECA in the development of the financial strategic plan;
• Maintain proper books of accounts to record expenditure, revenue, assets and liabilities in line with the ASARECA accounting Policies, and manage the smooth running of the accounting system;
• Receive and acknowledge funds and create an accounting system for tracking donor funds and their applications (uses);
• Prepare and submit donor financial accountability reports;
• Guide and prepare periodic financial reports that show an accurate financial position and performance of ASARECA;
• Lead and manage the financemanagement unit for effective and efficient financial service delivery;
• Manage the verification and record keeping of all
ASARECA fixed assets;
• Facilitate external audit reviews;
• Lead the preparation of the ASARECA annual financial report through the Executive Director to the Board
of Directors, Development Partners and General
Assembly;
• Provide secretarial services and ex-officio membership to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board; and
• Provide periodic reports and serve as a linkage between the clients and ASARECA.
Person specifications
The successful candidate will have:
• Ademonstrable track record of financial performance for at least 10 years at seniormanagement level in a donor funded organisation;
• Excellent technical, financial and accounting knowledge;
• Experience in implementing and monitoring strong
financial control systems;
• Good people management skills;
• Ability to work in a multicultural office environment;
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting environment, multi-task, work under pressure, and remain sensitive to meeting deadlines;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; and
• High level of integrity and negotiation skills.
We are looking for a candidate who holds a good Masters degree in Finance/Accounting/MBA with professional qualification in ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent qualification.

How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address belowby close of business Friday 12 October 2012. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
ThePeople and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited Communications House, 1 Colville Street P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012


Jobs at Program for Accessible health Communication and Education (PACE) in Uganda



Job Title: Deputy Director Sales and Marketing
Job description DDSM
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is a Ugandan
indigenous health organization leading solutions in the health market through the private sector. We
deploy social marketing approaches to measurably improve the health of Ugandans. PACE is looking for
a professional with management and substantive experience in advancing development programs in the
areas of Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health and Safe Water. You will join a dedicated and dynamic
team of personnel located at various parts of the country.
You will be someone who values Innovation and Creativity, Open Communication and Teamwork,
Transparency and Accountability, Speed and Efficiency, and Recognition and Reward.
PACE - Job Description

Job Title:  Deputy Director Sales and Marketing
Department Sales and Marketing
Reporting Line Sales and Marketing Director
Job level PACE 12
Duty Station PACE Headquarter Offices
Commitment Full time

Job summary: Collaborates with the Sales and Marketing Director to provide strategic direction to
the sales and marketing function; to develop and manage a customer focused marketing effort to drive
health impact. Responsible for the planning, coordination and control of all the marketing mix elements
for all PACE products and services; Develops and implements strategies to effectively and efficiently
deliver PACE’s messages to key target audiences. To assume management functions and leadership for
the department in the absence of the Sales & Marketing Director.
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Duties & Responsibilities:
• Strategy Development and Implementation: Deploy cutting-edge social marketing strategies
using proven marketing tools to positively influence individual and community behaviour.
Support Program managers to develop and implement quality marketing plans. Support the
Sales and Marketing manager to develop strategies for increasing the effectiveness and
efficiency of PACE’s distribution system.
• Training & Capacity Building: Collaborate with the programs department to institute capacitybuilding
initiatives for all PACE channels (CBOs, Partner clinics, Franchise clinics, distributors
etc) and staff, so as to expand coverage and reach of PACE’s products and services.
• Brand Management & Growth: As leader of the creative committee vet all PSI creative briefs
and appraise agency strategies and materials to ensure efficacy of strategies in building PACE
brands. Provide top class support, sales tools and marketing collateral to PACE’s Sales and
Marketing team as well as to PACE’s IPC agents and institutional partners.
• Coordination and Control:
- Work with the Finance Department to develop and track departmental budgets. Manage
the timely submission of the department’s monthly budget projections to the Finance
Department.
- Develop and track departmental procurement plans.
- Develop department’s monthly activities report.
- Supervise the day-to-day activities and development of the communications managers.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications:
• Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Mass Communications or related field.
• Advanced degree and/or professional qualifications in marketing preferred.
• 3-5 years of management experience.
• Previous experience with the private sector is preferred.
• Proven track record of successful development of marketing plans.
• Excellent capacity building and training skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Media relations, Public relations)
• Excellent writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including donors, MoH, distributors, local
governments, CBO’s and other NGO’s.


How to Apply:
Submit all applications to the Deputy Director Human Resources - PACE by close of business 30th
September 2012 at Plot 2 Ibis Vale - Kololo, P. O. Box 27659, Kampala. We appreciate your application
however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30th Sept 2012



Personal Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Muteesa 1 Royal University in Uganda


Job Title : Personal Assistant

REPORTS TO: Vice –Chancellor

MAIN PURPOSE: To provide Administrative Support to the Vice –Chancellor.

Duties :( i) Ensuring proper maintenance of the VC office to reflect the image befitting the status of the V.C.

2. Managing the VC ‘S diary.

3. Organizing meetings convened by the VC and taking minutes of such meetings.

4. Managing the budget for the V.C

5. Taking dictation from the V.C

6. Handling visitors including making the appointments for the V.C

7. Liaising with various University officials for the V.C’s travels and monitoring.

8. Develop and manage V.C’s filling system.

9. Setting targets for the secretaries and other office attendants attached to the V.C’s office.

Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree in secretarial studies or related fields

2. Five years experience in administrative position.

3. Computer literacy

4. Good personality.

5. Excellent communication skills.



HOW TO APPLY

Suitable candidates should apply either by Email to mru.univ@gmail.com or by post or hand delivery to the University secretary Muteesa 1 Royal University Po Box 322 Masaka,
Applications should be accompanied by detailed CV and three (3) referees.



Deadline: Friday 28th Sept 2012 at 5pm.


Jobs at Muteesa 1 Royal University in Uganda- Estates Manager


Job Title: Estates Manager
Reports to: university Secretary
Main Purpose: To oversee the security and maintenance of the University estates and the properties
Duties include:
  • Provide information on the planning of the estates
  • oversee the maintenance of buildings, compounds, sports field and farms
  • Maintenance of property register
  • Ensure security of property and personnel at campus
  • Supervise staff under his or her jurisdiction
Requirements:
A Bachelors degree in any of the following field
  • Civil engineering
  • Motor Vehicle engineering
  • Project management
  • Logistic management.
Masters Degree will be an added advantage
Proven Experience of not less than 5 years in a similar position in a reputable institution should be above 35 years of age

How to Apply:
Suitable candidates should apply either by Email to mru.univ@gmail.com or by post or hand delivery to the University Secretary Muteesa 1 Royal University P.O. Box 322 Masaka.
Applications should be accompanied by detailed CV and 3 referees

Deadline: 28th Sept  2012

Human Resource Officer Job Vacancy at Muteesa 1 Royal University in Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource Officer
Reports to: University Secretary

 Key Responsibilities:
  •  Manage the overall provision of human resource services and policies for the effective and efficient smooth running of the university
  • coordinate the recruitment, selection, induction and placement of staff
  • manage the payroll staff
  • Prepare a human resource development plan
Requirements:
  • A Master's degree in Human Resource, public Administration, development Studies or Social Sciences
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in handling human resource affairs in reputable institution
  • Practical computer skills
  • Good communication skills
How to Apply:
Suitable candidates should apply either by Email to mru.univ@gmail.com or by post or hand delivery to the University Secretary Muteesa 1 Royal University P.O. Box 322 Masaka.
Applications should be accompanied by detailed CV and 3 referees

Deadline: 28th Sept 2012


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Project Management Specialist



Job Title: Project Management Specialist/ HIV/AIDS

U.S. Mission, Uganda
  
Number: 56/2012                       Date: 9/26/2012

OPEN TO:                                    All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: September 26 to October 9, 2012

POSITION TITLE:                         Project Management Specialist/ HIV/AIDS Prevention
     
POSITION LOCATION:                  USAID, DO3 OFFICE

HOURS OF WORK:                        40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE:                        FSN-10  (Ugshs.58,213,135 to 83,870,107
                                                                       p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified Ugandan for the position of Project Management Specialist/HIV/AIDS Prevention.


BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves to provide expertise in programmatic and technical leadership on key components of USAID/Uganda’s Health and HIV/AIDS strategy, particularly HIV prevention and  health promotions, using his/her thorough knowledge of the host country development, Health and HIV/AIDS, and social sector dynamics. This is a middle level program management position and has no supervisory responsibilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education Required:  Completion of a Master’s Degree in either Public Health, Social Sciences, health communication, International Development, or the equivalent in a field related to health promotion and communication.
2.  Work Experience: At least six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the Uganda health sector, HIV/AIDS and/or the development field.  Work experience should include at least three (3) years of planning for and implementing, health promotion and communication interventions within HIV prevention programs. Experience in project design, working in a decentralized system, monitoring and evaluation. Work experience with government and donors particularly in support of health promotion, communication and HIV/AIDS prevention is desirable.
3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in English language.
4.   Knowledge:  Knowledge of health and HIV/AIDS service delivery in the public and private sector in Uganda, or sub-Saharan Africa, including health promotion, communication and a sound understanding of the  key drivers of HIV infection, Demonstrated understanding of donor  involvement in supporting health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention.
5.  Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated technical expertise in HIV/AIDS  prevention, health promotion and communication; ability to develop and maintain effective working and management-level contacts within HIV/AIDS service delivery activities of the government and NGOs; ability to work effectively with team and interagency environments, ability to work in a decentralized system; ability to link research to policy and program implementation and to train, mentor, and coordinate well with others; ability to interpret regulatory directives and related guidance; excellent computer skills.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include the following documentation
(i)   A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Those who applied before need not apply.  Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please include all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: October 9, 2012



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