Jobs at Peace Corps Uganda- Health Service Partnership Coordinator

Job Title: Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership Coordinator
Vacancy Announcement

Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership Coordinator

Announcement Date:      October 2, 2012
Closing Date:                  October 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Position Classification:    Full time Services Contract

The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  In response to the expanded mandate of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to strengthen human resources for health, a request by national public health academics, and an identified need in the countries we serve for more highly skilled volunteers in health, Peace Corps, in partnership with the Global Health Service Corps (GHSC), launched a public-private partnership, the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP).  We invite applicants for the above position which is based in Kampala, Uganda and may require travel to different parts of Uganda.

Basic Function of Position:
Peace Corps will send medical and nursing educators to serve in adjunct faculty positions. The GHSP Volunteers will help improve medical and nursing education and build capacity in the health care systems of developing countries. To help Post manage this initiative, a Peace Corps GHSP Coordinator is needed to be the point of contact and intermediary for Post staff, Peace Corps/Washington, and the Global Health Service Corps; to develop partnerships with appropriate in-country organizations; to develop sites for Peace Corps GHSP Volunteers; and to oversee volunteer placement and support as well as the subsequent monitoring and evaluation of the overall program at the site and country levels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Working under the general supervision of (the Country Director) and in consultation with Peace Corps/Washington, the Peace Corps GHSP Coordinator will:

1. Serve as Liaison To Peace Corps Staff

• As requested by the Country Director, the GHSP Coordinator will keep Post staff advised of partnership and programming developments, the status of recruitment efforts, the dates of service of the Volunteers and their placement in country.

• Regarding Peace Corps/Washington, the GHSP Coordinator will keep Peace Corps/Washington informed of the progress of the initiative, report any changes in a Volunteer’s status (early Close of Service (COS), Early Termination of Service (ET) or extensions), and submit any requests for additional Volunteers in a timely manner with a completed position description.

• The GHSP Coordinator will ensure that the Administrative Unit has the information it needs to process Volunteer allowances and other payments in a timely fashion. The GHSP Coordinator will ensure that any change in a Volunteer’s status is reported immediately to the Administrative unit.

• The GHSP Coordinator will provide, in a timely manner, information requested by the medical unit to ensure appropriate medical processing of the Peace Corps GHSP Volunteers.  Any change in a Volunteer’s status will also be reported immediately to the medical unit.

2. Develop and Maintain Relationships with Partner Organizations

• The GHSP Coordinator will foster relationships with appropriate interagency partners, host country ministries and local partnering institutions to ensure the proper placement and support of GHSP volunteers.  As needed, the GHSP Coordinator will also develop relationships with medical and nursing certification boards to establish in-country certification guidelines for GHSP volunteers.

• The GHSP Coordinator will look for opportunities for Peace Corps GHSP placements, either with existing partner organizations or new partners.  If additional placements are approved, the GHSP Coordinator will work with the partner organization to develop a position description using the Peace Corps Response template, will forward those in a timely manner to Peace Corps/Washington for recruitment, and will prepare the required MOUs for the Country Director’s review and signature.

• For those organizations that have submitted requests for Peace Corps GHSP Volunteers, the GHSP Coordinator will ensure that appropriate MOUs have been signed and that the organizations can meet their obligations under the MOU, e.g. housing, work-related transportation, counterpart and supervisor identification, etc.

• The GHSP Coordinator will inform a partner organization in a timely manner of a Volunteer’s arrival date, and ensure that the organization provides an appropriate orientation for the arriving Volunteer either in coordination with the Peace Corps’ orientation or at their own offices.

• Based upon guidance provided by Peace Corps/Washington, the GHSP Coordinator will maintain effective communication and provide direction on agreed upon subject matter with the Global Health Service Corps.

3. Provide Support to Peace Corps GHSP Volunteers:

• Orientation: The GHSP Coordinator will help to prepare an in-country orientation for incoming Volunteers in coordination with the Global Health Service Corps, Post staff, and the Volunteers’ partner organizations. The orientation should follow the guidelines in the PCR Orientation Manual, including an overview of Post’s rules and regulations and administrative procedures, a medical briefing, and a safety and security briefing.  General information on the country and basic cross-cultural do’s and don’ts should also be covered in the orientation.   

• Programmatic Support:  The GHSP Coordinator will develop support and guidance networks for GHSP volunteers in country as well as facilitate In Service Trainings (IST) for GHSP volunteers in coordination with the GHSC.  The GHSP Coordinator will provide volunteer support, including site visits, being available for periodic phone calls, and additional support as needed should serious issues arise between a Volunteer and the partner organization. If the partner organization has committed to providing housing and workplace accommodations, the GHSP Coordinator will ensure that those are in place before the Volunteer’s arrival and that they meet Peace Corps safety standards. If Peace Corps is providing housing, the GHSP Coordinator will ensure that it is secured before the Volunteer’s arrival.

• Administrative Support:  The GHSP Coordinator will work with Post staff to ensure that arriving Peace Corps GHSP Volunteers are incorporated into Post’s Emergency Action Plan. The GHSP Coordinator will also ensure that Volunteers fill out and return Site Locator Forms, and that Volunteers submit in a timely manner any other forms that are required by Post, e.g., vacation request forms.

The GHSP Coordinator will ensure that Volunteers complete all mandatory reports including those required for Monitoring and Evaluation and COS. A copy of a Volunteer’s final report, Description of Service (DOS) and partner evaluations must be given to the Country Director and Peace Corps/Washington.

Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor Degree in Human Medicine, Masters Degree in Public Health or International Relations with strong public relations experience. Excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs; excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written at least one Ugandan language; ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
• Experience of at least two years of health coordination work with relevant government agencies, health institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and private businesses.
• Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.

Position Elements
• Supervision Received: Supervised by the Country Director with daily direction provided by the Programming and Training Officer. For new, difficult, or unusual tasks, supervisors give directions on objectives and suggested procedures. The GHSP Coordinator is expected to take the initiative to meet established deadlines, and document and communicate procedures to the Country Director.
• Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Foreign Affairs Manual 3) instructions provided by the Programming and Training Officer and the Country Director.
• Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities.
• Authority to Make Commitments: The GHSP Coordinator is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
• Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Health team, PEPFAR Coordinator, Programming and Training Officer, Training Manager, Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.

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

OR  via mail:
Administrative Officer
Peace Corps Uganda
Plot 48 Malcolm X Avenue
P. O. Box 29348
Kampala, Uganda
Clearly indicate the position applied for on the envelope.

Deadline: 15th Oct 2012

Branch Managers Job Vacancy at Micro Uganda Limited

Job Title: Branch  Managers

( Micro Uganda Limited (MUL), Uganda )

Micro Uganda Limited (MUL) a subsidiary of Micro Africa Limited, a reputable and fast growing microfinance institution (MFI) providing innovative financial services in Uganda is seeking to recruit young, professional, dynamic, result and customer oriented individuals who wish to grow their career in a culture of high achievement to fill the following positions:


In order to maintain effective management & support in our branches to give support to the economically active business persons doing business with our organisation, we wish to recruit dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill in positions of Branch Managers.

Job Description Summary:

The Branch Manager will be responsible for the following.

    Develop business growth and marketing strategies hinged on surpassing the branch targets without compromising portfolio quality.
    Monitor daily repayments and maintain a high loan repayment.
    Ensure all institutional policies and procedures and especially lending policies are adhered by all branch staff.
    Provide direction for overall branch development and management and advise Head of Group Lending on time.
    Develop strategies for branch’s business activities, growth and management of competition within the area of branch operations.
    Ensure budgets are adhered to, portfolio targets and strategic plans are achieved, branch activities are conducted with a high commitment to a business and customer orientation and MUL’s institutional values.
    Place a high priority on staff development and their understanding of MUL’s mission and vision.
    Chair the loan committee, sit in the disbursement meeting and ensure all the loan documentation is in the file and the necessary lending processes are adhered to.
    Ensure internal controls processes are adhered to and all branch documentation especially the client and finance files have all the required approvals and signatures.
    Conducts field visits to groups and individual clients in the branch area of coverage
    Develops brief and timely reports (Portfolio and Finance) on overall progress of the branch on a monthly basis.
    Develops and monitors accomplishment of activities within work plans for branch office staff and evaluates performance of branch office staff on a weekly basis.
    Maintains a positive relationship with staff, other organizations, and local authorities and keeps in regular communication with local microfinance organizations.
    Chairs  the branch staff planning and monitoring meetings.
    Discuss   performance of MUL with clients.
    Other duties as assigned by the Head of Group Lending, Operations Manager or the Managing Director.


    University Degree from recognized institutions - in the following areas - Commerce, Social Sciences, Business Administration and Education.
    At least three (3) years relevant experience in the microfinance sector at Branch supervisor or Branch Management level.
    Proficient in various technologies (i.e. MS Office, Excel, Email).
    Ability to identify and report priority issues to management and provide recommendations on the best possible solution.
    Team player, good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
    Ability to organize, prioritize with pro-active "can do" attitude.

Personal Skills/Attributes: -

    Excellent report writing and communication skills
    Commitment to high standards of professionalism and confidentiality
    A team player with good interpersonal skills
    Willing to-learn new things and a good trainer
    Creativity as well as a strategic thinker.
    Able to meet strict deadlines

Location: These positions are based in Kampala and its environs with occasional travel upcountry. Remuneration: An attractive salary package will be awarded to the successful candidates.
Experience: 3

How to apply:
If you are qualified and interested in the above positions, please submit your application, CV and a copy of your academic documents to;

The Finance Manager at our Head Office at Kisozi Complex, P.O. Box 8759, Kampala by Saturday, 06 October 2012, 5:00 p.m.


    Envelopes containing application must be clearly marked for the position applied for.
    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for selection process as decided by Micro Uganda Limited.

Deadline: 6th Oct 2012

Finance Manager Job Vacancy at Traidlinks in Uganda

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager
About this job

Traidlinks mission is to increase economic development in Africa. We do this by supporting and developing small and medium sized enterprises in Africa, in partnership with governments and the private sector.

Objective: This is a management position requiring a strong leader with finance expertise. They should be a self starter, innovator, have exceptional communication and people skills. They should have strong private sector experience and ideally experience of training and working with small enterprises in developing countries. They will contribute to Traidlinks work in Kampala, Hoima and to enhancing financial management and accountability systems within the Traidlinks office.

Key Objectives

Kampala: Business Support Services

    Support the Enterprise Development Director (EDD) and the Traidlinks Export Development Manager design, develop and deliver appropriate business support programmes (mentoring support) that will improve SMEs performance and competitiveness. Be responsible for leading on the financial elements of these programmes.

    Work with the EDD and wider Traidlinks team to identify clients requiring Traidlinks business support services.

    Monitor and evaluate performance of clients, producing monthly progress reports for the EDD and contribute to wider Traidlinks planning and reporting as required.

    Engage with all members of the Traidlinks team and continually strive to improve delivery mechanisms, reporting and planning.

    Support (as required) new work to develop business linkages with Irish/European companies that will provide ongoing support for Traidlinks SME clients.

    Should be able to travel to other districts in Uganda.

Hoima: Traidlinks Enterprise Centre

    Joint responsibility with the Enterprise Centre Manager for developing the client base for business support services (mentoring), monitoring and reporting progress to the EDD, senior management and funding agencies.

    Startup businesses: In conjunction with the Enterprise Centre Manager design, develop and delivery training programmes that will help clients develop and enhance their business plans.
    Established clients: Provide support as indicated above for Kampala.

Internal Traidlinks systems

    Be responsible for the internal audit function in Uganda.
    Contribute to strategic thinking on how to improve and streamline finance systems to enhance financial accountability and value for money.
    Support as required on evaluation of tenders and procurement.
    Assist the Enterprise Development Director with sourcing financial support for the Enterprise Development Programme
    Support cost recovery from clients as necessary

Education and Experience Required:

    Essential: A minimum of 10 years’ financial management experience in the private sector.
    Significant experience working in a developing country or in an emerging economy context
    An internationally recognised accounting qualification such as ACCA, CA or CIMA
    Ability to train clients’ staff with varying competency levels
    Desirable: External facing business development experience, training, mentoring etc.
    Experience of working with small and medium sized enterprises


    Strong project management skills
    Strong levels of financial literacy
    Excellent communication skills
    Proven track record in leadership and people management
    Ability to influence at all levels
    Ability to implement evidence based learning
    Ability to adapt to changing contexts

How to Apply:

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

2. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 8th Oct 2012

Jobs at Handicap International in Uganda- Administrative & Logistics Officer

Job Title: Administrative & Logistics Officer
Handicap International is recruiting an Administrative & Logistics Officer to be based in Kasese to support its finance, HR and logistics activities

Job Context:
Ensure the Finance and Logistics procedures in Kasese by managing the cash flow/ the accountancy, vehicles fleet and supply chain management in the base

Main Requirement:
•    Minimum of a degree in relevant discipline, knowledge of accounting principles, administration and computer literacy.
•    Should have 2-3 years experience in finance and logistics, preferably with an international NGO

How to Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter, CV, copy of certificates and 3 professional references to, by Monday 8th Oct 2012

Deadline: 8th Oct 2012

Service Engineer Job Vacancy at TATA in Uganda

Job Title: Service Engineer
Key Responsibilities:
•    PDI for machines as per check list.
•    Maintain spare parts stock
•    Erection, commissioning and trouble-shooting machinery at client location
•    Train the end customer’s technical team

Desired Profile:
•    Construction equipment product exposure such as Batching plants, Concrete Pump, wheel loader, Backhoe loader, grader etc

Educational Qualification
Degree/ Diploma in electrical/ mechanical engineering

How to Apply:
Application letter should be accompanied by copies of CV, academic credentials, passport size photos, references and any other relevant documents. They can be submitted via email or delivered to the address below

Contact Person: Mr. Chirag
P.O Box 7153
Kampala, Uganda
Plot 47, Jinja Road, Kampala

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012

Sales Executive Job Vacancy at TATA Uganda

Job Title: Sales Executive
Key Responsibilities:
•    Develop the sales/marketing strategy for Uganda
•    Maintain product knowledge and unique value proposition of machinery
•    Monitor competitive activity and market trends and communicate to management
•    Have a target driven approach with continuous performance evaluation
•    Conduct equipment field demonstrations

Desired Profile:
•    Sales/ Marketing exposure
•    Knowledge of construction industry in Uganda
•    Ability to work flexible hours

Qualification: Bachelors

How to Apply:
Application letter should be accompanied by copies of CV, academic credentials, passport size photos, references and any other relevant documents. They can be submitted via email or delivered to the address below

Contact Person: Mr. Chirag
P.O Box 7153
Kampala, Uganda
Plot 47, Jinja Road, Kampala

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012

Security Investigator Jobs Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda

Job Title: FSN Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Number:  057/2012      Date: 10/02/2012

OPEN TO:                     All Qualified Candidates
OPENING DATE:           October 3, 2012
CLOSING DATE:           October 16, 2012
POSITION TITLE:          FSN Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7

HOURS OF WORK:  Full time; 40 hours /week
 The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of FSN Security Investigator.
Note:  All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

Position reports to the RSO and three ARSOs through the Chief Security Investigator (C/FSNI) and performs all Regional Security Office responsibilities delegated to Post's Foreign Service National Investigator's (FSNI) Program. Carries out liaison functions with working level GOU Officials, and using all available information provides security advice to C/FSNI or RSO.  Conducts LES and contractor background investigations, investigations related to terrorism, criminal activity, suitability and other issues in support of both DS and other USG law enforcement and security agencies.  Assists in the coordination of VIP protection operations for assigned visits including liaison activities with all GOU security elements during VIP visits such as POTUS and CODELS. 
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education required:  Completion of secondary school (both O and A' level) is required.
2.  Work Experience:  Three years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with military or police organisations with a leaning towards management principles is required.
3.   Language Requirement:  Level III (Good working knowledge) spoken and written English ability and knowledge of at least two local languages is required.
4.   Knowledge:   Must be familiar with GOU security service structure, ability to develop and maintain close relationships with working level officers within the GOU security services.  Must also be familiar with host government criminal and civil procedures, judicial systems, as well as, customs and culture.  Must be familiar with basic physical and procedural security concepts.   Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
5.  Skills:  Must possess excellent judgment, decisiveness, honesty, trustworthiness, flexibility and persistence   Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to work long hours under high stress conditions.  Must be resourceful, possess initiative and know how to solve, independently, many complex problems involving several different entities simultaneously.   Familiar with or have the capacity to learn investigative procedures/applications and proficient in use of personal computer, must have valid local driver's license and must qualify to carry and use a firearm and maintain proficiency are required.

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.


1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.  Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.  Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Human Resources Office
By email at
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 16th Oct 2012

Jobs at International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc in Uganda- Chief of Party

Job Title: Chief of Party USAID/Uganda, , , Uganda
Closing Date: Saturday, 20 October 2012
UN Women Regional Centers, Egypt
1113 Kornishe El Nile
Tahrir, Cairo
Tel: +1 202 574-8494 or +2012 223-3990
Fax: +202 575-9472

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a US based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over eighty-five countries and has implemented over one hundred and fifty projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in practice areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountancy and Financial Management; Procurement Services; Banking and Finance and Private Sector Development.

Program Description:
IBTCI seeks a Chief of Party for a USAID/Uganda Project to implement a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning program in Uganda. The program is central to USAID/Uganda's broader organizational learning and development policy effort called Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective global enterprise. This program will address result areas including; strengthening M&E function, improving organizational and business practices with increased USAID/Uganda staff capacity for learning and adaption, and strengthening coordination, collaboration, and synergy with the Mission. The Chief of Party with provide supervision and support of team, and be responsible for ensuring achievement of all results, products, and reports required under statement of work.


-Providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.

-This Individual Shall Act As The Key Liaison Between USAID/Uganda And All Other Counterparts And Implementing Partners Involved With The Program.

-The Position Requires Significant Coordination Skills, Broad General And Technical Knowledge,

-Experience In Developing Countries And Skills To Ensure Coherence And Consistency In Spite Of Urgent Deadlines.

-At Least 15 Years Of Experience In International Development, Specifically Conducting Evaluations

-Previous Chief Of Party Or Related Senior Management Field Experience

-Appropriately Related Work Experience In Developing Countries, Addressing Organizational Development Needs In Complex Environments

-Experience Working And Collaborating With USAID

-Previous Related Experience In Uganda

-Excellent English Writing And Speaking Skills

How to apply:
Please send Curriculum Vitae (CV) by e-mail to: , subject line: COP USAID/UGANDA. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Deadline: 20th Oct 2012

Jobs at International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc in Uganda

Job Title: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor, Uganda
Closing Date: Saturday, 20 October 2012

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a US based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over eighty-five countries and has implemented over one hundred and fifty projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in practice areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountancy and Financial Management; Procurement Services; Banking and Finance and Private Sector Development.

Program Description:

IBTCI seeks an Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor for a USAID/Uganda Project to implement a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning program in Uganda. The program is central to USAID/Uganda's broader organizational learning and development policy effort called Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective global enterprise. This program will address result areas including; strengthening M&E function, improving organizational and business practices with increased USAID/Uganda staff capacity for learning and adaption, and strengthening coordination, collaboration, and synergy with the Mission. The Organizational Learning and Knowledge management Advisor will work under the Chief of Party and will be responsible for achieving the project objectives dealing with improved organizational practices and capacity for learning, and deepening coordinator, collaboration and synergy within mission. The advisor will also work closely with USAID/Uganda's Organizational Learning Advisor, and key personnel including three Senior Evaluation Specialists who will supervise a small local team.


    Lead the efforts in improving organizational practices and capacity for learning and adaption within USAID/Uganda staff and business processes.
    Lead the efforts in deepening coordination, collaboration, and synergy within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned
    Seek national and regional organizations with capability to provide services asocial with the promotion of organizational learning
    Seek and establish network of key stakeholders
    Serve as the technical lead on all reports and matters involving Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management.

    Graduate degree in international development, management, business administration, education, knowledge management, or organizational development
    International development , or mutli-cultural experience
    USAID experience in desirable
    10 years professional experience in organizational learning and knowledge management

How to apply:

Please send Curriculum Vitae (CV) by e-mail to: , subject line: Organizational Learning & KM Advisor USAID/UGANDA. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted

Deadline: 20th Oct 2012

Jobs at Africa Community Empowerment and Development Initiatives (ACEDI) in Uganda

Job Title: Online Fundraising Officer, Home based
Closing Date: Thursday, 06 December 2012

Job Description – Online Fundraising Officer

Job title: Online Fundraising Officer

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Staff reporting: N/A

Salary: Voluntary

Based: Home Based

Contract period: Negotiable and based on volunteer interests and availability

Background to Africa Community Empowerment and Development initiatives

Africa Community Empowerment and Development Initiatives(ACEDI) was started by a group of professionals in 2008 in order to bring meaningful changes in the lives of the most marginalized group of society- pastoralists and other minorities, children and women who have no voices and are excluded from development, through capacity building, research, advocacy and empowerment programmes. Its founders were encouraged by the African Union's (AU) decisions as reflected in the preamble of the AU Constitutive Act, Article 3(a), (g) (h) (k), and Article 22 to engage Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the development, strengthening, and operationalization of the AU at all levels; but particularly concerned about the ubiquitous capacity weaknesses of CSOs in attempts to partner with government in development programmes especially for indigenous civil society organization at the district and grassroots level. ACEDI operates in Uganda and soon expanding to south Sudan in the areas of Health, education, poverty and rights and Governance. It is registered as a Non-governmental organization with authorities in Uganda under the companies Act and NGO ACT of Uganda. We are in the process of expanding our charity and community work and need increase in funding to do so and therefore require the services of an online fundraising officer.


To play a key role in the development and implementation of Africa Community Empowerment and Development Initiatives (ACEDI)'s fundraising activities in order to secure funding for programme work and organisational core costs.

Specific Tasks

Trusts and Grant Making bodies Fundraising

    Identify and profile trusts and grant making bodies from which ACEDI can receive funding for its community projects ongoing and new
    Identify and secure funding from overseas foundations, in Europe, US and elsewhere.
    Develop core generic fundraising proposals for each programme that requires funding.
    Write tailored applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts and foundations or Request for proposals from Bilateral agencies
    Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information with field offices in Uganda and South Sudan
    Identify and submit applications for prizes and awards that will raise the profile of ACEDI and secure funding.
    Researching and learning the specific guidelines of each donor category (for request of grants and for progress reports).

Corporate fundraising

    Identify and approach corporate prospects, securing financial contributions and the support of employees.
    Manage the relationship with payroll giving agencies and other organisations in order to increase the number of regular givers who support the work of ACEDI
    Promote and market ACEDI events and appeals to corporate employees
    Liaise with Business Development team to coordinate strategy for engaging with clients and potential new customers.

General Fundraising

    Support the Chief Executive officer in the development of ACEDI's fundraising and communications strategy and action plans.
    Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable funding initiatives, calls for proposals etc.
    Objectively review the success and achievements against agreed targets, identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for development.
    Maintain organized hard and soft files of all fundraising information.
    Represent the work of ACEDI at events to members of the public in area of jurisdiction and supporters, where necessary delivering presentations with prior approval.

Support and Communications

    Providing counsel to the Chief Executive Officer, members of staff and on best ways and opportunities for funding requests;
    Liaising, coordinating and collaborating with the Communication staff for the creation and development of outreach material for donor solicitation, acknowledgement and cultivation;
    Contributing to the development and editing of donor brochures in conjunction with visits and events;
    Supporting the CEO by reviewing and editing project proposals and project budgets as well as progress reports according to donor's guidelines;
    Producing briefing materials and talking points for the CEO on any fundraising engagements;
    Provide information to ensure the information for the section on the website on fundraising and communications is up to date.

    Collate case studies, photographs and information from the field.

Personal Specification


    At least one years experience in Trusts or Corporate fundraising.
    Proven record of successful applications for substantial funding from Trusts and other grant-making bodies
    Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with Corporate partners and Trusts
    Experience of researching Trust and Corporate funding opportunities.
    Working within a charitable environment, preferably within an international development charity
    Those who retired and are interested in giving back to society as a value are encouraged to apply

Skills and Competencies

    Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids.
    High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook and the Internet).
    Meticulous attention to detail.
    Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritize own workload with minimum supervision.
    Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors.
    Demonstrable knowledge of , US, European, UK Trusts and Foundations and Corporate giving in general and with a development focus in particular
    Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.
    Ability to understand and generate budgets.
    Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes

    Initiative and ability to start from scratch and to quickly grasp the range of ACEDI's activities;
    Ability and willingness to work on a voluntary basis

Deadline: 6th December 2012

How to apply

    Send a detailed CV highlighting competencies and experience in relation to the tasks outlined
    Send a two page concept paper on how you intend to approach the whole assignment and what motivates you to do this work.
    A formal application letter with your passport photo attached and full address including skype or yahoo messenger address where possible.

NOTE: ACEDI is willing to enter negotiations if the fundraising is successful to enable the applicant become a permanent staff paid on commission basis

Send application by email to:

Chief Executive Officer

P.O.BOX 71734 Kampala


Office Cell: +256 752662490

Office Tel: +256 417130147


Deadline: 6th Dec 2012

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