Finance Officers Job Vacancy at Uganda Revenue Authority


Job  Title: Finance  Officers (10 VACANCIES)
JOB CODE: HRM/072/601
REPORTS TO: RESPECTIVE SUPERVISORS
ROLE: Carry out accounting tasks as assigned: Process accounting transactions
(payments processing and/or transaction posting), prepare periodic
revenue and/or expenditure reports, , prepare reconciliation statements
for revenue and/or expenditure bank accounts and control accounts,
according to International Public Sector Accounting Standards, Public
Finance and Accountability Act and Regulations and URA Accounting
policies and guidelines.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
Qualifications
Essential:
a) An Honors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, or
related field.
b) Minimum of a Credit in Math and English
c) Computer skills including the ability to use computerized accounting packages,
spread sheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level
Desirable:
a) A relevant Post Graduate qualification in Accounting or Finance is an added
advantage
b) Part/ full Professional qualifications and membership to professional associations like
ACCA and CPA will be an added advantage.
Experience and Knowledge:
At least One (1) year experience in accounting.

Character & Abilities:
a) Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly staff relations, oral and written
communications
b) High-level of integrity and confidentiality
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c) Demonstrate sound work ethics
d) Effective verbal, listening and communications skills
e) Ability to work under pressure
f) Ability to work with MS Excel


How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012




Jobs at Uganda Revenue Authority in Uganda- Compliance Officer


Job Title: Officer Compliance (05 Vacancies)
JOB CODE: HRM/ 051/600
REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR COMPLIANCE
ROLE: To conduct Compliance Reviews and implement Integrity Enhancement
Initiatives and activities in accordance with the URA HRMM, Code of
Conduct and other Compliance Programs.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Qualifications
Essential:
a) An Honor’s Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Commerce, Accountancy, Auditing
b) Credit in Mathematics and English
Desirable:
a) Professional qualifications in Accounting, Auditing, Ethics & Integrity
b) Training in Corporate Governance
c) Knowledge in regulatory and process compliance.


Experience and Knowledge:
a) At least Two (2) year experience in Compliance Audits & Reviews
b) Knowledge in regulatory and process compliance.
c) Proficiency in data analysis techniques.
d) Proficiency in research, investigations and the use of statistical data analysis
techniques
e) Familiarity with court and prosecution processes
f) Risk profiling and analysis
g) Experience in management of complaints and whistle blowers
h) Experience in implementation of integrity enhancement programs
i) Familiarity with management of investigations
j) Understanding of Tax Laws, Leadership Codes, Anti-bribery Act, Penal Code and
Labor Laws

Character & Abilities:
a) Information handling, Analysis & Communication
b) Excellent Planning & Organizing
c) Problem solving & Decision making
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d) High ethics, integrity and confidentiality
e) Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly staff relations, oral and written
communication
f) Demonstrate sound work ethics
g) Results oriented leader
h) Effective verbal, listening and communications skills
i) Ability to work under pressure
j) Teamwork
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C) CORPORATE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012



Jobs at Uganda Revenue Authority in Uganda- Officer Internal Audit


Job Title: Officer  Internal  Audit  (02 Vacancies)
JOB CODE: HRM/ 051/601
REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR INTERNAL AUDIT

ROLE: To execute the audit assignments by reviewing processes, systems and
procedures, of assigned departments /Divisions or Sections in line with
audit program, guiding policies, laws, regulations, and IIA International
Practices Framework, International Auditing Standards and URA Internal
Audit Charter.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
Qualifications
Essential:
a) An Honor’s Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Business
Administration , Economics, Information Technology or related fields
b) Credit in Mathematics and English
Desirable:
Professional qualifications in Accounting, Auditing, Information Technology, Ethics &
Integrity

Experience and Knowledge:
a) Minimum 1-2 years auditing experience
b) Should have excellent Computer skills
c) Knowledge of current auditing practices and trends
d) Extraction, analysis and interpretation of data and information
e) Appraisal of financial systems, procedure, controls and policies
f) Preparation and presentation of audit reports
g) Development of audit strategies and audit operations management
h) Audit planning and execution
i) Execution of special investigations of systems, policies, procedures and activities
j) Knowledge of accounting packages and automated Audit processes

Character & Abilities:
a) Should have strong Presentation, Interpersonal and Analytical Skills
b) Teamwork, Resilient and Innovative
c) Excellent Planning, Organizing & keen to deadlines
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d) Problem solving & Decision making
e) High ethics, integrity and confidentiality
f) Mastery of Computer skills

How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012


Information Systems Auditor Job Vacancy at Uganda Revenue Authority



Job Title: Information Systems Auditor  (04 Vacancies)
JOB CODE: HRM/051/604
REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR
ROLE: To monitor and implement the internal audit function (plan) including the
Information systems and operations review in accordance with the IIA
International Practices Framework, International Auditing Standards and
URA Internal Audit Charter.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Qualifications

Essential:
a) Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Computer Engineering with
bias in Statistics, Commerce or the equivalent.
b) Professional qualification in Auditing and Accounting (CISA. CISM, CRISC, CGEIT,
CFA, IIA, QiCA, CISSP, MCSE.)
c) Credit in Mathematics and English

Desirable:
Additional qualification in Accounting such as CPA, ACCA is an added advantage
Experience and Knowledge:
a) At least 1-2 years’ experience in an audit function in a large organization
b) Knowledge and operational experience in the application of IT/IS risk management,
business process assurance and of various Tax Laws as well as macro/micro
economics

Character & Abilities:
a) Strong analytical capability, innovative and critical thinking
b) Ability to multi task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
c) Audit planning, implementation and review capability
d) Team working and interpersonal skills
e) Knowledge of company law and relevant laws relating to management and
governance of organizations in Uganda
f) High ethics, integrity and confidentiality.

How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012



Internal Audit Supervisor Job Vacancy at URA in Uganda


Job Title: Supervisor Internal Audit  (02 Vacancies)
JOB CODE: HRM/051/501
REPORTS TO: MANAGER INTERNAL AUDIT

ROLE: To monitor and implement the internal audit function including the
systems and operations review in accordance with the IIA International
Practices Framework, International Auditing Standards and URA Internal
Audit Charter.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
Qualifications
Essential:
a) An Honors’ degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
b) Professional qualification in Auditing and Accounting (CIA, CPA, ACCA etc.)

Desirable:
Information Systems Audit Certification such as CISA, CISM CRISC, CGEIT, CFA
Experience and Knowledge:
a) At least three (3) years’ experience in an audit function in a large organization with
at least One (1) year in a leadership position
b) Knowledge and operational experience in the application of various Tax laws as well
as macro/micro economics
c) Knowledge of Revenue and Tax Administration
Character & Abilities:
a) Strong analytical capability, innovative and critical thinking
b) Excellent report writing skills and ability to make winning presentations to large
audiences
c) Ability to multi task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
d) Audit planning, implementation and review capability
e) Team working and interpersonal skills
f) Ability to train, coach and mentor
g) Knowledge of company law and relevant laws relating to management and
governance of organizations in Uganda
h) High ethics, integrity and confidentiality.



How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012



Compliance Supervisor Job Vacancy at URA in Uganda


Job Title:  Supervisor Compliance (01 VACANCY)
JOB CODE: HRM/051/500
REPORTS TO: MANAGER COMPLIANCE

ROLE: To plan and supervise the management of internal affairs and monitor
adherence to the set operational standards and practices in line with the
relevant legislation and policy frame works.
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS


Qualifications
Essential:
a) An honors’ degree in law (LLB)
b) A Post Graduate diploma in legal practice
c) Enrolment as an advocate
d) Credit in Math and English at O’ level

Desirable:
Training in criminal investigations

Experience and Knowledge
a) At least three (3) years experience in handling investigations in a large organization.
b) Knowledge and experience in progressing criminal cases will be an added advantage.
Character & Abilities:
a) Strong analytical capability, innovative and critical thinking
b) Excellent communication skills including report writing
c) Ability to multi task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
d) Team working and interpersonal skills
e) Ability to train, coach and mentor
f) Knowledge of company law and relevant laws relating to management and
governance of organizations in Uganda
g) High ethics, integrity and confidentiality.




How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012




Officer Corporate Brand Management Job Vacancy at URA in Uganda


Job Title: Officer  Corporate  Brand  Management

(02 Vacancies)
JOB CODE: HRM/011/602

REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR CORPORATE BRAND MANAGEMENT

ROLE: To develop and implement activities that enhance the URA brand by
analyzing market trends, advertising and marketing activities to ensure the
right message is delivered to the public in line with the corporate brand
strategy, guidelines and Corporate Vision and Mission.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
Qualifications

Essential:
An honors degree in any of the following courses; Mass Communication, Marketing,
International Relations and Diplomacy, Media and Public Relations from a recognized university

Desirable:
Professional qualification in Marketing such as CIIMA is an added advantage

Experience and Knowledge
a) At least one (2) years’ experience in a marketing environment for a fast growing product;
Public Relations, and Brand management
b) Knowledge of market trends, advertising and brand management principles
c) Demonstrated experience in Marketing and Computer skills
d) Proven knowledge of media laws in Uganda and Internationally
e) Have a network of media houses and professionals

Character & Abilities:
a) Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly staff relations, oral and written
communications
b) High-level integrity and confidentiality
c) Demonstrate sound work ethics
d) Effective verbal, listening and communications skills
e) Ability to work under pressure


How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.

http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012



Jobs at Uganda Revenue Authority- Officer Client Support


Job Title: Officer Client  Support (02 VACANCIES)
JOB CODE: HRM/011/604
REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR CLIENT SUPPORT
ROLE: To implement call centre services /provide service support to URA
clients in line with URA client Service standards.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Qualifications
Essential:
An honors degree in any related field from a recognized university

Desirable:
Training in Customer Care
Experience and Knowledge
a) A minimum of one (1) years experience in Public Relations
b) Experience in Customer service or call centre operations.
c) Knowledge of service management framework and client charter
d) Knowledge of customer care
Character & Abilities:
a) Strong Client service orientation
b) Strong problem-solving orientation
c) Excellent interpersonal skills
d) Strong listening and oral communication skills
e) Strong communication and relationship building skills
f) High-level integrity and confidentiality
g) Demonstrate sound work ethics
h) Ability to work under pressure


How to Apply:
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59pm on
Saturday 20th October 2012.
http://careers.ura.go.ug:2014/

Deadline:  20th October 2012



Consultancy Opportunities at UNDP in Uganda


Job Title: Consultancy
: UNDP COUNTRY PROGRAMME ACTION PLAN (CPAP) 2012 ANNUAL REVIEW (UGANDAN NATIONALS)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    10-Oct-12
Additional Category    Management
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    05-Nov-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :    24 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    24 working days

Background
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda is supporting implementation of the Government’s National Development Plan (NDP) and is contributing to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2010-2014) outcomes through six Country Programme Action Programme (CPAP 2010 - 2014) outcomes namely:

    Selected institutions at national and sub-national level have capacity and delivery credible elections
    Selected institutions capacitated to deliver community security and access to justice services
    Capacity of selected local governments and oversight entities have capacity and deliver accountable, inclusive, and demand-driven social and economic services
    Increased productivity, competitiveness and employment in selected sub sectors, particularly benefiting women and youth.
    National and local institutions have capacity to develop, implement and monitor pro-poor and Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) responsive policies/strategies.
    Selected institutions have capacity for Sustainable Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) as well as Climate Change (CC) Adaptation and Mitigation.

Implementation of the CPAP is being delivered through two main programme components: 1) Accountable democratic governance and 2) growth and poverty reduction. While the design of the CPAP was informed by a comprehensive Assessment of Development Results (ADR) exercise (September, 2009), commencement of its implementation was delayed (2011) due to various unforeseen circumstances, including, the recently (2012) concluded Country Office (CO) transformation process which resulted in a CO scenario of predominantly new staff. Similarly, considering the shift in programming focus of the new CPAP, majority of Implementing Partners are also new to UNDP programming policies, procedures and processes, a situation that has caused substantive delays in the roll out of the CPAP. There are concerns that unless there's improved focus and prioritization of the CPAP and systematic linkages between CO programme units work, personal and organizational accountability and; increased efficacy of Programme operations it will be difficult to deliver the intended CPAP development results.

In order to ascertain whether CPAP implementation is on track in demonstrating evaluative evidence of UNDP’s contributions to the UNDAF and NDP results, the CO wishes to undertake a results based mid-term review and assessment of programme implementation, to critically examine opportunities and constraints to the ongoing CPAP implementation strategy, CO programming and provide recommendations to enhance programme delivery and overall development effectiveness. Further to this review exercise is expected to build on the outcome of the on-going UNDAF mid-term review.

CPAP Review Objectives and Key Questions:

The key objective of this review is to assess whether CPAP implementation is on track as well as ascertain the extent of achievement of programme results, and draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits which will inform the overall enhancement of UNDP programming. The annual review will be done to track progress of UNDP CPAP results at the agency outcomes and outputs levels.  The specific objectives include:

    To ensure that the CPAP (2010-2014) programming processes, products and services are/will contribute to the achievement of planned results.
    Ascertain that accountability for results is clearly defined and that relevant systematic quality control, monitoring, self-assessment and reporting systems are in place.
    Provide/recommend a strategy(ies) for corrective action as may be necessary;
    Support CO substantive accountability function to targeted beneficiaries and serve as a vehicle for quality assurance of UNDP interventions at the country level
    Generate lessons to inform current and future UNDP Country Office programming

Duties and Responsibilities

This CO CPAP programming and operations review is intended to enhance UNDP's development effectiveness and project quality; be responsive to the prevailing development context, operational challenges and/or opportunities and; complementary to existing internal control, supervision, audit, quality control, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems in place.

The annual review will specifically address the following key questions:

    Analysis of the effectiveness of the CPAP focus and/or progress towards expected Programme results:  What progress has been made towards the realization of UNDP CPAP Outcomes and Outputs and in terms of indicators as reflected in the UNDP Country Office integrated work plans from 2011 to 2012? What are the main factors that contributed to the realization or non-realization of these outcomes and outputs (emerging operational challenges and/or opportunities)?  Focus should also be on management and implementation arrangements in light of the CPAP cycle and the principles of results based management and accountability mechanisms as contextualized in Programme and Operations Policy and Procedures (POPPs) and the Internal Control Framework, respectively.
    Relevance of expected results and adequacy of CPAP focus:  To what extent are the UNDP CPAP Outcomes and Outputs still relevant to UNDAF and Uganda’s NDP?  What are the other areas of concern/issues that fall under the UNDP mandate that should be considered as possible contribution to the United Nations (UN) in Uganda, if any?
    Assess the contribution of the current joint programmes to the achievement of the UNDP outcomes/outputs.  Identify new opportunities for convergence and synergies across agencies programmes, joint programmes and M&E activities.
    Sustainability: To what extent are there financial, institutional, social-economic, and/or environmental mechanisms and risks to sustaining long-term project results? What is the status/relevance of the stated UNDP Country Office risks and assumptions? What are the new risks and assumptions, if any?
    What are the key best practices and success stories in the realization of the targeted results up to 2014?
    Assess whether there any necessary revisions to programme approach, cross-cutting strategies, partnerships, resource mobilization/allocations and the M&E Plan?
    What are the recommendations for follow-up in 2012-2014?  Recommendations should be based on the above analysis, for changes and improvements in the UNDP CPAP implementation/management/operational policies/procedures, the functioning of the programme delivery/accountability mechanisms, and its operating and administrative procedures.

Review Approach / Methodology:

The consultants are  expected to frame the review effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the UNDP Guidance for Conducting reviews/ Evaluations of UNDP-supported projects. A set of questions covering each of these criteria have been drafted and are included in this ToR. This review must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.

The consultants are expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with stakeholders including project beneficiaries, implementing partners, senior management, programme staff to assess CPAP implementation strategy and operational modalities. The review will include a CPAP stakeholder consultation process. This consultation is envisaged to include two phases. The first phase will be internal to UNDP while the second phase will include the wider CPAP stakeholders’ community.

There will be a review of all relevant sources of information, such as the project documents, project reports, project budget revisions, midterm review, progress reports, tracking tools, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other material that the reviewer considers useful for this evidence-based assessment.  Key programme documents will be provided to the consultants.

In addition, interviews with key informants and stakeholders will be held. Questionnaires, Focus Group Discussions, Interviews, Field visits, Observations, Participation of partners and Benchmarking should be used.

Implementation Arrangements:

The principal responsibility for managing this review resides with the UNDP Country Office in Uganda. The UNDP Country Office will contract the consultants and ensure the timely provision of travel (including per diems) arrangements within the country for the review team. The Project Implementing partners will be responsible for liaising with the consultancy team to set up stakeholder interviews, arrange field visits and coordinate with the Government. The CPAP annual review consultants will be under the direct supervision of UNDP Country Office Senior Management with operational support by the Management Support Unit.

Evaluation Deliverables:

The review team is expected to deliver the following Deliverable  Content Responsibilities:

    Inception Report
    Presentation (Initial Findings will be presented to UNDP Country Office, then at the Stakeholders meeting in Kampala)
    Draft Final Report (Full report, with annexes)
    Final report (40 pages, MS word font 12, Times Roman (excluding annexes),including  5 bound hard copies and 1 Soft copy)

 Team Composition:

The review team will be composed of two national consultants one of whom will be the Lead/ Team Leader and the 2nd Consultant, who will be the Support Consutlant. The consultants shall have prior experience in reviewing and/or evaluating similar programmes /projects.

General Description of Responsibilities :

Present and discuss an inception Report with the programme Team.  This report should include, but not limited to:

     Detailed Work Plan Schedule – based on the draft schedule shown below;
    Detailed Data Collection Methodology
    Data Collection Tools

Conduct desk review - collect and analyze:

    Project data
    Programme annual work plans, reports, studies and other pertinent documents
    Progress against the UNDAF results (Outcomes, Agency Outcome, Outputs) and indicators.
    2010 and 2011 UNDAF Annual Review Reports other related documents

Conduct participatory processes in data collection:

    Meet with the programme staff to solicit input and feedback into the review
    Conduct field visits to validate reported results

Collect best practices/success stories from various projects on how they have increased efficiency and effectiveness in development activities such as, but not limited to:

    Achieving collective UNDAF/NDP results
    UN engagement in the national development strategy
    Effectiveness of joint programmes and joint programming in achieving results, etc.

Present report findings to UNDP staff:

    Discuss findings with the UNDP management during the review process
    Make a final presentation to UNDP staff during the CPAP review retreat.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Team Leader:

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility for the work and operation of the review team, including the coordination of inputs from National Consultant and stakeholders.  The Team Leader is responsible and overall accountable for the production of the agreed products.

In addition to the above the Team Leader is responsible for the following:

    Review of programme documentation (implementation/evaluation reports etc)
    Conducting fieldwork together with the national consultant and interview of implementing partners, other stakeholders, national and local Government officials, and communities to generate authentic information and opinions.
    Writing and compilation of the information and reports as needed.
    Responsibility for presentation of key findings highlighting achievements and constraints, and making practical recommendations to decision makers and stakeholders.
    Finalization of the CPAP Report.

Specific Duties of the 2nd (Support)  Consultant:

The Support  Consultant will support the Lead Consultant and work with stakeholders to deliver the agreed product.

In addition to the above the 2nd (Support) Consultant is responsible for the following:

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

Duration and timing:

Item                                                                                                                                                        Timeline
Desk review of documents and preparation of inception Report (home-based)                                      4 days
Presentation of Inception Report                                                                                                              1 day
Fieldwork                                                                                                                                                  11 days
Analysis and Preparation of the Draft Report                                                                                            4 days
Draft report presentation to stakeholders workshop to validate draft report findings (in Kampala)       2 days
Incorporation of comments from the stakeholder workshop                                                                         2 days
Submission of Final report by Lead Consultant to UNDP 

Competencies
Both Consultants should have the following competencies:

    Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to conceptualize
    Politically astute and culturally sensitive


Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications for the Team Leader:

    PhD or Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences

Required skills and experience for the Team Leader:

    15 years of relevant experience at the national and international levels in Uganda, East Africa on international development issues, both in the field and Head Quarters
    10 years experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters
    10 years experience with conducting research using different methodologies / tools.
    10 years experience of participatory processes
    Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
    Solid knowledge of the UN system including the UN agencies and policy frameworks in Uganda

Desirable:

    Familiarity with the UNDAF, UN agencies, mandates, programmes and activities
    Experience working in Uganda.
    Experience working with the UN
    Knowledge of Uganda political and social culture, policies/laws and programmes is an asset.
    Experience in leading small multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams to deliver quality products in high stress, short deadline situations.

Required qualifications for the 2nd (Support)  Consultant:

    PhD or Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences

Required skills and experience for the 2nd (Support) Consultant:

    10 years of relevant experience at the national and international levels in Uganda, East Africa on international development issues,
    Substantive knowledge of participatory M&E processes is essential, and experience with CBOs/community development processes, and country experience in Uganda are advantages.
    Experience in the review/evaluation of technical assistance projects, if possible with UNDP or other UN development agencies and major donors, is required.
    Excellent English writing and communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to analyse critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw forward-looking conclusions.

Language Requirements:

Both Consultants should have excellent English writing and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to analyse critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw forward-looking conclusions.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are requested to apply online at http://jobs.undp.org . Applicants are required to submit an application and proposal, which should include the following:

Job Proposal:

    Letter of Interest.
    Explanation as to why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment.
    A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment.

Personal C.V:

    Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
    Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal:

    Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee, lump sum fee or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment (e.g. travel costs, translation interpretation, holding of workshops/focus group discussion etc).   A lump sum fee will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables as identified in ‘Key Deliverables’

Payment Schedule:

The project will be completed in 24 working days (spread over a total period of 1 month). Payment will be made against submission and approval of the outlined  deliverables by the  team. Please note that payment shall be made to individual consultants upon confirmation of completion of and contribution to all consultancy deliverables.

The payment schedule to be followed is as below:

    20% of the cost after submission and approval of the inception report
    20% of the cost after completion of the presentation
    20% of the cost after submission and approval of the draft report.
    40% of the cost after submission and approval of the final report.

Important:

    Applicants should clearly indicate the position being applied for; either(i) Team Leader: or (ii) 2nd (Support Consultant). Aplications/proposals without clear indication of the above will not be disqualified.
    The System will only allow you to upload one document. Therefore, the proposal and CV should be saved in a single document (WORD or PDF) and uploaded at the same time.
    Any form of canvassing will lead to dis-qualification of application
How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=33002

Deadline: 10th Oct 2012



Health and Nutrition Specialist Job Vacancy at UNICEF in Uganda

Job Title: Health and Nutrition Specialist, Kampala
Closing Date: Monday, 08 October 2012
Health Care in Uganda

George Street, Kampala

Purpose:

Under the general guidance of the Chief, Health and Nutrition (Alive Programme), you will be responsible for the overall management, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health programme in the context of 'Keeping Children Alive'.

Qualification:

Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in public health and nutrition planning, maternal, newborn health and nutrition education , health care system management, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunization, or epidemiology), Child Development, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.* Eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health and HIV/AIDS programmes relevant to child survival, health & nutrition care. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in health, nutrition, and newborn survival & health care. Developing country work experience and background/familiarity with Emergency. Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language and local language of duty station is an asset

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Key Expected Results:

    Support the development, implementation and financing of detailed sectoral work-plans and budgets for scaling-up of maternal, neonatal Survival interventions through the continuum of care encompassing maternal and new-born nutrition and HIV/AIDS intervention. Formulates and developes integrated facility- and community-basedstrategiesmethodologies and innovative approaches and implements based on results-based approach and Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
    Establish partnerships for sustained maternal and newborn health and play a convener role in advocating for and leverage resources for a sustainable scaling-up and replication of effective and integrated maternal, neonatal and EMTCT interventions; performance-based financing of districts in the implementation of the Uganda Essential Health Package.
    Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of maternal and newborn Health programmes in coordination and collaboration with government and other partners.

    Contribute to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update, and all programme documents to formulate effective Health goals, strategy, and project planning and development, in relation to Maternal and New-born health.

    Provides in-country technical and operational leadership and guidance to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and scaling-up key maternal, neonatal survival interventions, including maternal and new-born nutrition and HIV interventions and applicable innovative E-health strategies and linkages with mTrac and U report

    Undertakes field visits in order to monitor and evaluate maternal, newborn Health programme performance/implementation; identifies problems and proposes remedial action; identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve efficiency of programme delivery. Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.

    In collaboration with the Nutrition and ANC/HIV/AIDS Specialists, develops the work-plan for the maternal and newborn health components of the Child Survival programme and monitors compliance to ensure that maternal and newborn HIV and nutrition intervention are integrated; objectives and targets are met and achieved. Ensures training needs are met, and provides on-the-job training.

    Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities. Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and those activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.

    Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.

    Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Competencies: Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2012-001420. Applications must be received by 8 October 2012.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to apply:
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2012-001420. Applications must be received by 8 October 2012.

Deadline: 8th Oct 2012




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