Project Officer Jobs Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda

Location :     Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline :    10-Oct-12
Type of Contract :    Service Contract
Post Level :    SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Nov-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)

United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Africa will be implementing an ECHO funded project entitled “Integrated Drought/Disaster Risk Reduction in the Horn of Africa (GHA)”. The project is designed to target government institutions in charge of drought risk reduction as well as practitioners and community members in drought prone areas in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia as well as the IGAD and EAC Secretariats. Building on existing initiatives, UNISDR supports state and non-state actors to integrate disaster risk reduction in development and relief efforts. UNISDR is looking for a National Project Officer based in Uganda to support the overall management of the project and follows up on the implementation of the project in Uganda through field missions, interventions where necessary and reporting in close liaison with the national and regional DRR Advisors working under this project as well as UNISDR Staff in Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Work with the Uganda National Platform for DRR to develop technical task teams on priority thematic areas such as drought risk reduction, develop a 12 month work plan with funding strategy and other capacity building measures to be determined
    Support multi-stakeholder reporting process on the Hyogo Framework for Action
    Develop inputs for high-level policy advocacy forum
    Technically support partners in developing drought contingency plans
    Train government officials in applications of disaster loss database
    Establish committee for development of easy-understandable early warning messages out of meteorological forecasts and other data
    Establish dialogue between traditional and modern early warning providers and support activities to integrate the two
    Conduct advocacy activities on drought risk reduction in three drought prone communities in Uganda
    Mobilize teachers and medical personnel for mainstreaming of DRR into education and health
    Provide local and national inputs to UNISDR publications and reports
    Ensure coordination among state and non-state partners for all national project activities as appropriate, as well as close cooperation with the other ECHO coordinating partners
    Ensure proofs and verification of activities undertaken and support project reporting tasks

Functional Competencies:
Policy Advice and Knowledge Management 

    Proven experience and leadership in the development of a DRM Strategic Programming and Investment Framework
    Knowledge of the international DRM system and agenda
    Knowledge of the country’s hazards, vulnerabilities and risks
    Ability to provide inputs for disaster risk assessment and its application to risk management decision-making
    Knowledge of DRM coordination mechanisms
    Proven experience in project development processes, especially in the context of UNDP
    Ability to develop evidence-based policy advise
    Ability to develop planning and advocacy documents involving multiple stakeholders 
    Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture
    Knowledge on joint programming and operational issues
    Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in relevant practice areas

Development and Operational Effectiveness

    Focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback 
    Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting 
    Ability to lead and manage corporate strategic initiatives 
    Excellent computer and information system skills

Management and Leadership

    Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment 
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude 
    Demonstrates advanced oral and written communication skills 
    Demonstrates strong team management skills 
    Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors 
    Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure 
    Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities 
    Strategic thinking, strategic decision-making and proven leadership qualities and experience in management of teams and large groups
    Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively and plan programmes effectively
    Resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment 

Corporate Competencies:

    Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards 
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the common UN system 
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability 
    Treats all people fairly without favouritism 
    Demonstrates excellent analytical and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience

    Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in development studies, social sciences, environmental sciences or other related field.


    Minimum 3 years of work experience in disaster risk reduction, project management and early warning systems.
    Experience in community-based disaster risk management and multi-stakeholder coordination
    Good knowledge of International Development Issues and/or Disaster Management.
    Good research and analytical skills.
    Good drafting skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English (oral/written), local languages an asset

IT skills:

    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel. Basic knowledge of online databases and MIS would be desirable.

How to Apply:
Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.
Please email the following documents to

    Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular assignment.
    Completed P-11 Form

Deadline: 10th Oct 2012

Jobs at Stromme Foundation in Uganda- Communications Officer

Job title: Communications Officer
the communications Officer is responsible for for advancing Stromme Foundation's Communications, marketing, fundraising and public information goals, procedures and policies at national, regional, and interpersonal spheres of development in line with the SF values, objectives, mission and vision.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing aspects of Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa's brand identity
  • Support the regions and partners fundraising activities
  • Use of social media and social networking technologies in development communication

Individuals with a first degree in journalism,/ information work with at least 3 years experience in a similar position

How to Apply:
If you think you fit the above specification,please submit your application, CV and capability statement with photocopies of testimonials and contacts of 3 referees to:
Th Regional Director
Stromme Foundation
P.O Box 27200, Kampala

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012

Jobs at Stromme Microfinance East Africa Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the overall performance of the company in line with the stake holders, quality business growth keeping a  focus on  the poor and pro-poor strategies , provision of support and guidance to staff.

Key Responsibilities for the Role:
  • Marketing,. promoting and marketing of SMF EA Ltd's activities in the region
  • Working with the Board and senior management to provide leadership  and strategic direction to the company
  • Ensuring quality business growth, with a high quality loan loan portfolio
Minimum Requirements:
  • A good university degree and a postgraduate qualification in business, economics, finance, micro finance or any other field from a recognized university.
  •  Proactive team player and strong strategic thinker with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior management function in the financial services industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a high level of integrity.
How to Apply:
If you believe you meet the above criteria, please submit to the address bellow the following
An application letter expressing your interest, availability, current salary and how your professional background and experience meet the requirements of the position
A complete CV with names and  addresses of 3 referees

The Chairperson
Stromme Microfinance East Africa Ltd
Plot 25 Bukoto Streer, Kamwokya
P.O Box 27200, Kampala

Deadline: 18th Oct 2012

Jobs at Uganda Adult Education Network in Uganda - National Coordinator

Job Title: National Coordinator - Adult Education Network, Kampala
Closing Date: Saturday, 06 October 2012

To enhance partnerships and information sharing among individuals, organizations and institutions for adult and lifelong learning, the Uganda Adult Education Network (UGAADEN) was founded in 2001. Since 2002, UGAADEN has been a key player in the promotion of adult education in Uganda and initiating the policy and advocacy debate. Ever since, UGAADEN has worked in the following five program areas: policy advocacy, research and documentation, membership capacity enhancement, information sharing and partnership enhancement. Moreover, since 2010 UGAADEN implements the five year EU funded 'Non-formal education and skills training for Poverty Reduction in Karamoja Project' in partnership with dvv international and Caritas Kotido.

To guide the day to day management of affairs in the Secretariat of the Network and oversee the implementation of the project in Karamoja, UGAADEN is currently recruiting a National Coordinator. With the following technical and managerial responsibilities:

1.1 Overall management and supervision of the work of the Secretariat to ensure maximum efficiency, output and quality 1.2 Being the focal person for the coordination of UGAADEN activities 1.3 Coordination of grant proposal writing and contribution to UGAADEN fundraising efforts 1.4 Preparing designated periodic work plans and submission for consideration and approval by the Executive Committee and the General Assembly 1.5 Initiating, organising and supervising the implementation of approved work plans of activities according to the given guidelines 1.6 Organising and executing UGAADEN promotions, publicity and publications 1.7 Ensuring proper financial and other resource management in all aspects of the Network as agreed by the General Assembly 1.8 Ensuring the timely preparation and presentation of narrative and financial reports as provided for in the Network documents and implementation guidelines 1.9 The National Coordinator shall report to the Executive Committee and shall be an ex-officio of the Executive Committee and the standing committees of the Network

Requirements and Specification

    Over 5 years of Program and Grants Management skills.
    Preferably experience with network management, capacity development and resource mobilization.
    Substantial knowledge of different segments of adult education in Uganda
    (Post Graduate) Degree in Adult Education or related field
    Mature personality, team-player, strong communication and leadership skills
    Gross salary up to 1.8 million UGX per month depending on work experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

Address your applications to The Chairperson, UGAADEN including a cover letter, CV and references. Applications should be delivered to UGAADEN Secretariat P.O Box 26900 Kampala, Tagore Crescent, plot 20, Kamwokya, (preferably) Email; by 2:00pm on Saturday 6th October 2012.

Deadline: 6th Oct 2012

Marketing Manager Jobs Vacancy at PAX Insurance Company Ltd

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Purpose: As Head of the marketing Department, to plan and implement marketing activities, supervise and mentor staff in the marketing department, to further develop and enhance PAX's products and services in accordance with the strategic and business plans

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and implement marketing plans and budgets
  • Monitor and analyze insurance market trends.
  • Identify target markets and develop strategies to exploit them
  • Design and manage the production of promotional material
  • Develop an advertising strategy and programme 
  • A Degree in Marketing or Business Related field from a recognized University
  • Professional qualification in Insurance or marketing will be an added advantage
  • Proven sales and marketing track record
 How to Apply:

Interested applicants should attach their CV with the names of 3 referees to:

The Chairman,

Board General Purpose Committee

Pax Insurance Company ltd

plot 3 Colville Street

P.O Box 7030 Kampala

 Deadline: 15th Oct 2012

Finance and Administration Manager Job Vacancy at PAX Insurance Company Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: General Manager, Finance and Administration
Purpose: To provide decision support on operational matters to the CEO, to be responsible for operational efficiencies including human resource and provide leadership in implementing financial performance decisions of the board

Key Responsibilities:
  • Enhance operational efficiency for the company
  • Monitor operational budgets and ensure value for money in all company operations
  • Ensure that funds are invested to maximize financial  returns and in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Supervising, appraising, training and development of staff and agents
  • A Bachelors degree in business, economics, Management or other relevant field particularly incorporating Human Resource
  • Post graduate qualification in insurance, Finance or any other professional qualification
  • Senior management experience of at least 10 years in a financial institution

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should attach their CV with the names of 3 referees to:
The Chairman,
Board General Purpose Committee
Pax Insurance Company ltd
plot 3 Colville Street
P.O Box 7030 Kampala

 Deadline: 15th Oct 2012

Jobs at Maxwell Stamp in Uganda- Deputy Team Leader

Job Title:
Deputy Team Leader, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 19 October 2012

Deputy Team Leader: Financial Services Inclusion Programme, Uganda


DFID Uganda is developing a new Financial Services Inclusion Programme in Uganda (FSIPU) as part of its Growth and Private Sector Development portfolio. It has a target to increase the number of men, women and SMEs with access to financial services by 4 million by the end of the 2014/15. The intended impact of the programme is sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of poor people in Uganda. The desired outcome is a deeper and broader financial sector.

The programme will be divided into a six month Inception/ Design phase (followed by a review) followed by a 2½ year implementation period.

Maxwell Stamp PLC is currently managing a number of major projects for DFID in Uganda and has therefore recently submitted a PQQ for the FSIPU programme. News on shortlisting is expected soon.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic Deputy Team Leader with excellent technical skills who can help to drive forward what promises to be a complex and innovative programme. S/he will be a financial sector professional with expertise in as many as possible of the following fields:

    MSME credit
    Transaction services
    Insurance/ microinsurance
    Money transfer/ Mobile banking
    Agricultural value chain finance

    S/he should also be able to show:
    10 years+ experience in Uganda and the ability to operate there at the highest level
    Hands-on experience of advising partner governments and other stakeholders in the design and planning of financial strategies and programmes
    In depth knowledge of financial institution capacity building
    A demonstrable track record (10 years+) as a Senior Consultant or Team Leader in large scale, international project management
    Experience of managing substantial project funds
    Fluency in English plus Swahili and/ or Lugandan (oral and written)
    Excellent interpersonal skills.

How to apply:
Please send an up to date curriculum vitae to Josh Dick at quoting the reference MSP-Uganda in the subject line by 19th October 2012.

Deadline: 19th Oct 2012

Assistant Manager Jobs Vacancy at Wipro in Uganda

Job Title: Assistant Manager - Mission Quality

About this job

Our client Wipro is an IT Company and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Facilitate ACSAT, PCSAT, Pulse Surveys , action planning and action closure
    Set up and Improve Ticket level customer satisfaction (TCSAT) and Deploy Ticket Audit processes
    Facilitate Customer escalation closure
    Identify Early warning Alerts proactively and track it to closure
    Ensure all services are provided as per Contractual agreement with the customer
    Ensure ITIL Operational process compliance for the program to deliver the services
    Ensure SLA compliance and compliance to Org Processes and training requirements
    Facilitate Service delivery reviews
    Facilitate Internal & External audits
    Own and manage Continuous Improvement (SIPs, Six Sigma, Lean, Xserve etc)


    An individual who has played role of SQA (Infra Business), SQA (Support Business), QA for infrastructure/ services business for at least 3-6 years with following skill set:
    Working knowledge to ISO 20K, ITIL v3, Six Sigma and Lean concepts
    Knowledge of QMS and Process Management
    Good experience to Internal and External Audits and Assessments
    Very strong written and verbal communication
    Good in Client and Organization Senior management interaction skills

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to

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

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012

Jobs at National Medical Stores in Uganda- Procurement Head

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Reports to: General Manager
Location: Entebbe

Purpose of the Job
To plan and implement procurement of pharmaceutical products and non Trading stock in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Act (PPDA) and Regulations

Key Accountabilities/ Key Result Areas

  • Development, review and implement guideline, frameworks and instruments for pre-qualification, solicitation, tender evaluation and selection processes in line with the international procurement practices
  • Develop and implement procurement monitoring and evaluation system in accordance with corporate objectives and the requirements of PPDA Act
  • To supervise the development of staff in the department in accordance with Human Resource and Departmental guidelines
Qualifications and Experience:
  •  A Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy (Honors) and a minimum of post Graduate Diploma in Procurement, and logistics Management
  •  In addition to the above, must have a Masters degree in Management or business management
  • Working experience of three years in a large government  organization part of which must be procurement and logistics management
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CVs with hand written applications indicating the reference number of the position you are applying for and giving three referees with their telephone contacts, email and postal addresses indicated on the application letter
 All applications should be addressed to:
Head of Human Resource and Support  Services,
National Medical Stores, O. O Box 16, Entebbe

Deadline: 15th Oct 2012

Jobs at Nile Breweries Ltd in Uganda- Process Control Technician

Job Title: Process Control Technician
Department: Engineering

  • Maintain, repair and optimize the plant equipment and the associated devises
  • Calibrate, repair and continuously improve plant instrumentation
  • Comply with the recommended safe work procedure and maintain a safe healthy working environment
  • apply the manufacturing way principles and practices
  • High Integrity and attention to detail
  • Go getter attitude
Personnel Specifications:
  •  Preferably higher Technical Diploma in Instrumentation/ electronics or Bachelors of science in Electrical Engineering
  • Good knowledge of digital electronics and PLC skills(SIEMENS)- Hard and Software
  • Good understanding of measuring and control instrumentation
The company will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates.   Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should please send their CV, which should include details details of email addresses, present position, present position, current remuneration, certificate/testimonials to the undersigned

The Human Resources Business Partner 2
Nile Breweries Ltd
P.O Box 762,
Jinja/ Uganda

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012

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