Driver Job Vacancy at Butambala District Service Commission in Uganda


Job Title: Driver

Reports to: Officer Assigned

Job Purpose:

To drive and maintain Local Government vehicle in accordance with the transport policy and as directed by the supervising officer

Key Functions:

  •     Driving vehicles for official duty and assignments.
  •     Reporting major technical mechanical faults to the supervising officer
  •     Ensuring the safety of the vehicle while on duty

Person Specifications:
  •  Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a pass in English Language
  • Valid driving permit of class C or D
How to Apply:
Application are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the above post.

Applications in triplicate filled in own handwriting and accompanied by certified photocopies of academic testimonials, CV and another relevant documents plus 3 recent passport size photographs should be submitted to the secretary, District Service Commission, P.O Box 145 Mpigi to reach her not later than 29th Oct 2012. Interested persons should obtain application forms - PSC Form 3) from Secretaries, District Service Commission



Deadline: 29th Oct 2012


Personnel Officer Job Vacancy at District Service Commission in Uganda


Job Title: Principal Personnel Officer (Secretary District Service Commission)
Salary Scale: U2
Reports to: Chairperson ( District Service Commission)
Responsible for: District Service Commission Secretariat Staff

Job Purpose:
  • To undertake day to day administration and management of the District Service Commission as prescribed by the law
Key Functions:
  • Undertaking administrative duties to facilitate the effective operation of the district service commission
  • Recording minutes of the District Service commission meetings and preparing related reports
  • Preparing periodic performance reports, work plans and budgets of the district service  and submitting them to the relevant authorities
Qualifications:
  • An honors Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management or Social Work and Social Administration or Management Science
  • A post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or public administration and  management from a recognized university
  • Procession of Masters Degree in human resource management or business administration or public administration shall be an added advantage
Experience:
6 years of professional working experience 3 of which  should have been at a senior human resouce management level in a public or reputable organization

How to Apply:
Application are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the above post.

Applications in triplicate filled in own handwriting and accompanied by certified photocopies of academic testimonials, CV and another relevant documents plus 3 recent passport size photographs should be submitted to the secretary, District Service Commission, P.O Box 145 Mpigi to reach her not later than 29th Oct 2012. Interested persons should obtain application forms - PSC Form 3) from Secretaries, District Service Commission



Deadline: 29th Oct 2012



Jobs in Butambala District Service Commission in Uganda - Education Officer


Job Title: District Education Officer
Scale Salary: U1E
Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer
Responsible for: Principle Education Officer Principal Inspector  of Schools sports Officer

Job Purpose:
To coordinate and provide technical and professional guidance in management of education and sports policies, plans and programmes in the district

Key Functions:
  • Implementing Education laws, policies and regulations
  • Implementing approved education and sports development plans, strategies and council decisions
  • Organizing and facilitating teachers' training programmes
  • Coordinating school inspection and sports programmes
Person Specifications:
  • should hold an honours bachelors degree in Education from a recognized university
  • Either a masters degree in education planning and management or Human Resources Management or Public Administration and Management
  • At least 9 years experience, 3 of which must have been in management of an educational institution or gained from professional experience in managerial capacity at the level of principal Education Officer
How to Apply:
Application are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the above post.
Applications in triplicate filled in own handwriting and accompanied by certified photocopies of academic testimonials, CV and another relevant documents plus 3 recent passport size photographs should be submitted to the secretary, District Service Commission, P.O Box 145 Mpigi to reach her not later than 29th Oct 2012. Interested persons should obtain application forms - PSC Form 3) from Secretaries, District Service Commission

Deadline: 29th Oct 2012



Engineer Job Vacancy at Water Missions International in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Engineer
Key Specific Duties and Requirements:
  • Provide technical direction, oversight, review and assistance for technicians, volunteers, and other engineers
  • Perform engineering tasks including water hydraulic design calculations, and development of plans, specifications and structural drawings
  • Provide onsite project management in support of approved projects
  • Provide field inspections and site assessments as needed under the direction of the Country Director
Minimum Education and Work Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering- civil, chemical, or mechanical are preferred
  • +5 years of experience in water engineering 
  • Advanced skills with computer programs 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
How to Apply:
Email Curriculum Vitae, Educational Certificates, testimonials and a list of references to Water Missions Uganda  at uganda@watermissions.org or post to Box 15, Jinja

Deadline: 26th Oct 2012



Jobs at International Potato Center (CIP) in Uganda - Impact Assessment Specialist


Job Title: Impact Assessment Specialist, Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an economist/agricultural economist with excellent analytic and personal skills and with experience in technology adoption studies, economic analysis of production systems, impact assessment and policy-related economic research.

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

The Position: it will be based in Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya. Linked to both the Social and Health Sciences Global Program and the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programs, the scientist will be engaged in four major tasks: first, the design, analysis and write-up of baseline, endline and impact assessment studies for major sweetpotato and potato projects in collaboration with other CIP scientists; second, participation in major regional and strategic country level planning and policy-related economic research efforts concerning agriculture and nutrition to ensure that the potential of sweetpotato and potato is fully captured by policy makers in the planning process and integrated into national agricultural survey efforts; third, engagement in ex-ante studies and project designs to ensure that socio-economic aspects are fully captured, and fourth, the development of improved methods for impact targeting, needs/opportunities assessment and impact evaluation; including identifying impact indicators and methodologies for measuring and monitoring these indicators. The scientist should be committed to using research for development in a complex cooperative environment of research and development partners, and will be required to travel extensively within sub-Saharan Africa, with occasional travel to other regions of the world.

The successful candidate will have:

    PhD in Agricultural Economics or Economics or relevant applied economics discipline;
    At least two years' research experience in the design and implementation of baseline surveys, sampling design, adoption studies, impact evaluation, economic analysis of production systems and/or policy related economic research;
    Proven skills in applying econometric and quantitative approaches;
    Exposure to participatory approaches and qualitative data collection and analysis desirable
    Demonstrated success in working within inter-disciplinary teams and partnerships for research implementation;
    Experience as a team member in collaborative, multi-disciplinary proposal writing
    A good publication record consistent with years of post-doctoral experience;
    Experience with household surveys and value chain analysis;
    Prior working experience in Africa;
    Excellent social skills and a collaborative style;
    Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
    Willingness to travel extensively within the region;
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Good working knowledge of Portuguese or French is preferred. Evidence of interest and ability to learn a foreign language is requisite.

Conditions: The employment contract will be for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP offers a range of benefits for this position, in addition to exoneration from local income tax.

How to apply:

Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience to cip-recruitment@cgiar.org, copied to Gordon Prain (g.prain@cgiar.org) and Elmar Schulte-Geldermann (e.Schulte-Geldermann@cgiar.org). The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on 24 October 2012 and will continue until the post is filled.

CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff. Women and citizens of developing countries are particularly urged to apply.

Deadline: 24th Oct 2012


UN Women Country Representative Job Opportunity in Uganda


Job Title: UN WOMEN: COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    01-Nov-12
Type of Contract :    FTA International
Post Level :    P-5
Languages Required :
   

Background

The UN Women (UNW), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UNW will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The scope of work of the UNW Representative requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women's empowerment issues, as well as management and pogramming expertise, to translate UNW's strategic plans into effective development initiatives and results.  It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, CSOs, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.

UNW started programming in Uganda in 2006 in the area of peace building and supported various interventions to ensure women's visibility and participation in the Juba peace process and later on, from 2008 to 2011, UNW embarked on consolidating its peace building programme by expanding to development programmes. This included a component on access to justice, especially for war related issues such as violence against women, land issues and other gender related challenges. UNW is also active partner in UNCT in charge of coordination of the UN Joint Programme on Gender and is also participating Agency in the joint programmes on GBV and Population, coordinated by UNFPA. The UNW country programme is aligned to the National Development Plan that has as its vision "A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 Years" and is aligned to UNDAF. The programme anchors some of the outcome areas in the Joint Programming on Gender.

The development objective of the UNW country programme in Uganda is: Capabilities for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Uganda Strengthened, and the programme has three result areas that are inter-linked and reinforce each other: (i) Increased economic empowerment of women, especially of those who are most excluded; (ii) Prevent violence against women and girls and expand access to victim/survivor services, and (iii) National planning and budgeting processes promote stronger institutional accountability to Gender Equality commitments.
It is in this context that UNW is seeking to recruit Country Representative who is responsible for ensuring effective execution of UNW's mandate in the country. She/he is the first line of contact between UN WOMEN and its partners and clients, and will represent UN WOMEN in key events and meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities
Key Functions:

    Strategic Country Programme Development and Advocacy
    Country Pogramme Management and Oversight
    Representation and Partnership Building
    Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

Under the supervision of the Regional Programme Director, the Representative has the following key functions:

Strategic Pogramme Development and Advocacy:

    Proactively assess trends and identify emerging issues at the national level of relevance to the mandate of UNW;
    Lead the formulation and development of the UNW Country Programme Strategy based on the Corporate Strategic Plan (SP)  in support of gender equality and women's empowerment;
    Identify strategic program opportunities, and approaches and modalities to strengthen UN Women country presence;
    Support, monitor and assure quality control in the formulation of high quality, results-based, rights-based and relevant country programmes and projects and oversee the appraisal and approval of UNW programmes in line with corporate guidelines and consistency with corporate policies and strategies;
    Participate actively as a member of the UNCT to ensure that gender equality and women's empowerment issues are well integrated into UN programming processes such as CCA/UNDAF, Country Programmes, etc.
    Assist the RC System to secure expertise that will ensure commitment, quality control and resources for gender equality outcomes, and actively participate in country level United Nations programming processes ensuring that the UN Women is strategically placed within UN planning processes, joint programmes and other inter-agency initiatives;
    Advocate on behalf of UNW and its mandate to help raise awareness and stimulate action to advance gender equality and women's rights and form strategic partnerships with government, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, media and the private sector;
    Carry out ongoing advocacy to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed regional and international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality. 

Country Programme Management and Oversight:

    Lead the management, implementation and evaluation of the country strategic plan based on UNW's Strategic Plan (SP), and in line with regional and national priorities and in consultation with government, civil society and UN partners and stakeholders;
    Manage ongoing program activities on gender equality and women's empowerment and ensure delivery of agreed results;
    Ensure UNW's strategic and technical support to government counterparts, non state actors and UN agencies through direct involvement and provision of advisory services as needed;
    Oversee, monitor and assure quality control in the implementation of high quality, results-based, rights-based and relevant country programmes and projects in line with corporate guidelines and consistency with corporate policies and strategies.
    Ensure that the Country Programme Office has the human and financial resources and capacities needed to respond to requests for assistance and to deliver on its commitments to support and advance gender equality and to participate effectively as a member of the UN Country Team;
    Manage staff and office in an empowering and effective manner;
    Manage the Country Office resources and administration to ensure proper utilization of allocated funds and accountability;
    Use corporate monitoring and oversight tools to identify areas which need improvement;
    Contribute to regular assessments of the regional, sub-regional and country strategic plans and implementation plans and identify lessons learned and areas of emphasis to underpin consistently improved programming and future Strategic Plan development.

Representation and Partnership Building:

    Represent the UNW in UN system-wide inter-agency tasks forces to contribute to strategic and policy discussion on gender equality, and women empowerment issues;
    Represent UNW at inter-agency, intergovernmental, international, regional and national conferences and meetings and advocate UNW's policy and initiatives in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment;
    Forge strategic partnerships at the county level to promote gender equality and women's advancement through joint projects and interagency efforts;
    Maintain active relationship/partnerships with National Government Counterparts, UN System, and agency partners, inter-government and non-governmental organizations, institutes and academia on women's issue to enhance collaboration, resource mobilization and share and influence agenda and priority setting;
    Forge strategic partnerships with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, media and private sector  to stimulate action to advance gender equality and women's rights.

Knowledge Management and Reporting:

    Manage the process of collecting and disseminating lessons learned on gender equality and women's empowerment strategies and contribute to UNW's knowledge management efforts;
    Lead and manage the preparation of UNW country reports as required, ensuring relevancy, quality and appropriateness of content and presentation;
    Work with relevant UNW units to identify and disseminate best programme and management practices;
    Lead the development/expansion of knowledge management strategies and methodologies at the country level;
    Contribute to the development and maintenance of global, regional and national knowledge networks and practices;
    Produce knowledge products to meet UNW needs and standards of quality.

Impact of Results:

    The Representative impacts on success of the efforts to formulate and implement the UNW Programme Strategy at the country level to promote and advance gender equality and women's empowerment issues.

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.  Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.  

Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values:
Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents

Organizational Awareness:
Building support and political acumen

Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation

Working in Teams:
Building and promoting effective teams

Communicating Information and Ideas:
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization

Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. 

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Functional Competencies:

    Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of gender equality and women's empowerment issues
    Demonstrated People Management Skills
    Familiarity  with women's rights organizations and networks in the region and globally.
    Good knowledge of UN Women and the UN system
    Proven ability to advocate and provide policy advice
    Ability to lead strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting
    Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships  and mobilize resources;

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Master's degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences, economics, gender issues, or other development-related fields.

Experience:

    A Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience on gender programming issues, including 5 years field experience on gender equality and women's rights issues with an international organization.
    Strong familiarity with UN inter-agency cooperation would be an asset.

Language:

    Fluency in written and spoken English.
    Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=33339

Deadline: 1st Nov  2012


Jobs at Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation in Uganda


Job Title: Specialist/Program Officer, Kampala
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2012

About ICCO & Kerk in Actie ICCO is a faith-based Dutch organization for international development cooperation. Kerk in Actie works on behalf of the Protestant Church and local congregations in The Netherlands. Their passion is to end poverty and injustice in service of a full and dignified life for all. In a spirit of equality, co-responsibility and respect for diversity, the organization seeks to cooperate on the basis of shared values and principles. Their core values are justice, compassion and stewardship. ICCO and Kerk in Actie have integrated their international work. They facilitate financial advice, lobby, and brokerage services to local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, churches and networks that work for sustainable economic development, enhancing democracy and peace, food security and climate mitigation. ICCO and Kerk in Actie bring together enterprising people. They work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in partnerships with civil society organizations, including development organizations, companies and knowledge institutions. In this way they seek to help people to be(come) economically independent. ICCO and Kerk in Actie have seven regional offices and several country offices spread around the world. The Global Office is based The Netherlands. We collaborate in alliances with several partners in The Netherlands (ICCO Alliantie), Europe and worldwide (ACT Alliance). The Central and Eastern Africa region has a regional office in Kampala, Uganda and sub offices in South Sudan, Juba and Eastern DRC, Bukavu. The Central and East Africa Region has programs running in eight countries including; Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.

Mission Talent has been tasked by ICCO Uganda with providing an exclusive search for the position of a Specialist/Programme Officer: Conflict Transformation and Democratisation.

Objective of the Job The job objective is to contribute to regional development processes by facilitating multi-actor, multi-level program and support strategic relations and alliances within the framework of ICCO Alliance Strategic Plan.

Responsibility The CT & D Program Officer and Specialist is responsible for the relation between ICCO and partners/programme coalitions and other alliances in the region. As a Specialist, s/he will be responsible for providing advice to other Program Officers in CT & D program development and CT & D main streaming in all programs.

Tasks As Program Officer CT & D

    Identifying and facilitating of partner organisations, programs and program coalitions by applying the 4 ICCO strategic roles in the programmatic approach: strategic financing, lobby, advocacy, capacity building and brokerage;
    Assessing of program and project proposals and institutions; preparing of funding decisions;
    Monitoring and evaluation of ongoing contracts between ICCO/Kerk in Actie and local partner organisations;
    Facilitating of capacity building, advocacy and necessary expert knowledge in the programmes;
    Contributing to learning, exchange and knowledge-sharing;
    Contributing to policy development and contribute to the development of the (regional) annual plans;
    Contributing to communication regarding activities and policies of ICCO & Kerk in Actie and partners in North and South;
    Contributing to applications for funding by other sources;
    Coordinating with other relevant alliances in the region (members of Northern alliance, APRODEV, ACT, others.) As CT & D Specialist for the region
    Support to program development for CT & D within the region;
    Advising CT & D Program Officers on:
    Strategies for the approach to Conflict Transformation including empowerment of target groups to contribute to processes of Conflict Transformation at the local level and/or contribute to policy making;
    Strategies for democratization in particular participation at local level and accountability;
    The use of programmatic approach in the area of CT&D.
    Advising Program Officers in other thematic areas on:
    Applying CT&D to other thematic programs, such as Fair Economic Development and Food and Nutrition Security;
    Possibly provide advisory services to other regional offices in the area of CT & D and program development;
    Advising on Lobby and advocacy in the area of CT & D in the region. Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    Requirements
    Substantial knowledge and experience in approaches to conflict transformation;
    Considerable knowledge and experience in democratisation;
    Knowledge and experience in stimulating program development in the area of CT & D;
    Experience in assessing proposals and monitoring and evaluation of programs by partner organisations or program coalitions;
    Demonstrated advisory skills;
    Excellent language skills in English and French;
    Experience in fundraising and proposal writing;
    Knowledge of development issues and cooperation;
    Basic knowledge of financial aspects on funding organizations;

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted to Ketso Mpesela via email to applications@missiontalent.com stating ICCO-CTD-Uganda/+your surname in the subject line.

Kindly follow these guidelines:
Attach your CV (in English) and a covering letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role; Draft your CV and Covering Letter in a WORD formatted documents (not PDF or RTF); Please do not add any additional documentation in your initial application; Your subject line must state ICCO-CTD-Uganda/'your surname'

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by Mission Talent for follow-up.


Deadline: 31st Oct 2012


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