Senior Information Systems Auditor Job Vacancy at MTN Uganda


Job Title: Senior Information Systems Auditor
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the vacant Position of Information Systems Auditor.

The position reports to the Information Systems Audit Manager.

The main purpose of the job is: -

Responsible for performing company-wide information systems audits and working closely with management to ensure that control recommendations are implemented and for all aspects of the company-wide internal control evaluation activities, including planning, coordination, risks assessments, communications of audit recommendations and control/operational implementations, coordinate with internal and external audit teams.

Prime responsibilities of the position:

    Conducts data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilizing software tools.
    Supports audits and consulting engagements related to programming, batch and on-line processes, client-server architecture, internet and intranet functionality, database extraction, technology strategy, and data communication and network security.
    Acts as liaison with IT business partners to ensure full understanding of data flow, data integrity and system security.
    Assesses information technology control elements to mitigate IT risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business information.
    Assist in the design of specific systems controls and risk management solutions.
    Seek ways in which to add value to the client’s business and bring this to the client’s and the supervisor’s attention.
    Report on a regular basis to the supervisor on the progress with regard to Information Systems audit assignments.
    Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board.
    Assess the risks inherent in the company’s information systems and recommend measures to mitigate them.
    Review the integration of the information systems to the company’s GSM infrastructure and advise the company on its effectiveness and optimizations.
    Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure that the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying information systems.
    Acts as liaison with IT business partners to ensure full understanding of data flow, data integrity and system security.
    Represents Information Systems Audit on organizational project teams, at management meetings and with external organizations.
    Develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
    Plans and executes audits of information systems supported by various technologies such as Novell, UNIX, Windows and evaluates IT internal controls and works collaboratively with management to identify actions needed.
    Plans and conducts audit/investigations of assigned activities or operations relating to the Information Systems of the Company.
    Prepares audit reports and submits them for the supervisor’s review, approval and submission to the relevant auditees and head of Business Risk Management and Internal Audit function.
    Identifies and evaluates the organization’s risk areas with regard to: reliability, accuracy and integrity of management information systems plus related policies, plans, procedures, and provides key input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan.
    Performs related work as assigned by audit management.

The applicant must possess the following;

    Bachelor degree in a technical or business field such as BSc (Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical Engineering), Computer Engineering, Telecommunications; or Computer Science with strong liking for engineering; statistics, commerce or the equivalent
    Post graduate qualification such as CISA, IIA QiCA, CISSP
    For added advantage-
        CPA, CIA
        MSc (Telecommunications or any Communications related field)
    Minimum of 2 years of sound knowledge and information systems internal audit experience within a telecom or banking environment or in external audit specializing in business process assurance with a reputable audit firm.
    Proficiency in the use of auditing software and data analysis software such as ACL.
    Sound knowledge of information security risks & controls knowledge.
    Broad working knowledge of auditing techniques and standards.
    Technology risk assessment approaches and strong experience in performing and leading technology risk assessments as well as development and execution of audit plans.
    Working with management at all levels.
    Detailed technical skills in at least one platform (UNIX, Windows server 2003).


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala, not later than Friday November 16, 2012.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity Employer.


Deadline: 16th Nov 2012


Jobs at MTN in Uganda - Information Systems Auditor

Job Title: Information Systems Auditor
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the vacant Position of Information Systems Auditor.

The position reports to the Information Systems Audit Manager.

The main purpose of the job is: -

Responsible for performing company-wide information systems audits and working closely with management to ensure that control recommendations are implemented and for all aspects of the company-wide internal control evaluation activities, including planning, coordination, risks assessments, communications of audit recommendations and control/operational implementations, coordinate with internal and external audit teams.

Prime responsibilities of the position:

    Plans and executes audits of information systems supported by various technologies such as Novell, UNIX, Windows and evaluates IT internal controls and works collaboratively with management to identify actions needed.
    Plans and conducts audit/investigations of assigned activities or operations relating to the Information Systems of the Company.
    Prepares audit reports and submits them for the supervisor’s review, approval and submission to the relevant auditees and head of Business Risk Management and Internal Audit function.
    Identifies and evaluates the organization’s risk areas with regard to: reliability, accuracy and integrity of management information systems plus related policies, plans, procedures, and provides key input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan.
    Conducts data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilizing software tools.
    Supports audits and consulting engagements related to programming, batch and on-line processes, client-server architecture, internet and intranet functionality, database extraction, technology strategy, and data communication and network security.
    Acts as liaison with IT business partners to ensure full understanding of data flow, data integrity and system security.
    Assesses information technology control elements to mitigate IT risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business information.
    Assist in the design of specific systems controls and risk management solutions.
    Seek ways in which to add value to the client’s business and bring this to the client’s and the supervisor’s attention.
    Report on a regular basis to the supervisor on the progress with regard to Information Systems audit assignments.
    Represents Information Systems Audit on organizational project teams, at management meetings and with external organizations.
    Develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
    Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board.
    Assess the risks inherent in the company’s information systems and recommend measures to mitigate them.
    Review the integration of the information systems to the company’s GSM infrastructure and advise the company on its effectiveness and optimizations.
    Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure that the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying information systems.
    Acts as liaison with IT business partners to ensure full understanding of data flow, data integrity and system security.
    Performs related work as assigned by audit management.

The applicant must possess the following;

    Bachelor degree in a technical or business field such as BSc (Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical Engineering), Computer Engineering, Telecommunications; or Computer Science with strong liking for engineering; statistics, commerce or the equivalent
    Post graduate qualification such as CISA, IIA QiCA, CISSP
    For added advantage-
        CPA, CIA
        MSc (Telecommunications or any Communications related field)
    Minimum of 2 years of sound knowledge and information systems internal audit experience within a telecom or banking environment or in external audit specializing in business process assurance with a reputable audit firm.
    Proficiency in the use of auditing software and data analysis software such as ACL.
    Sound knowledge of information security risks & controls knowledge.
    Broad working knowledge of auditing techniques and standards.
    Technology risk assessment approaches and strong experience in performing and leading technology risk assessments as well as development and execution of audit plans.
    Working with management at all levels.
    Detailed technical skills in at least one platform (UNIX, Windows server 2003).



How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala, not later than Friday November 16, 2012.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity Employer.


Deadline: 16th Nov 2012




Internal Auditor Job Vacancy at MTN Uganda



Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the vacant Position of Senior Internal Auditor.

The position reports to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit The main purpose of the job is: -

    Spearhead evaluation of risk exposures, assess adequacy and effectiveness of controls relating to Company’s governance, Operations and information systems regarding the;
    Reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.
    Efficiency and effectiveness of processes.
    Safeguarding of assets.
    Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and contracts.

Prime responsibilities of the position:

    Provide input into the combined assurance plan according to the strategic objectives and the associated risks.
    Assess the risks inherent in the company’s processes and recommend measures to mitigate them.
    Execution of the financial and operational audit assignments indicated in the combined assurance plan and ensure compliance to Group stipulated methodology.
    Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure that the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying information systems.
    Foster a culture of risk awareness within the company.
    Facilitate the business in accelerated resolution of outstanding audit points:
    Monitor the operation of identified controls and recommendations on an ongoing basis.
    Identify the significant risks associated with the company’s strategic objectives.
    Ensure that the knowledge gained from consulting engagements is incorporated into audit assignments and overall audit plan.
    Coordinate ad hoc audits including crises management.
    Continuously identify and communicate areas where the Continuous control Monitoring framework can be utilized.
    Ensure the existence and ongoing adherence to the policies, procedures, methodologies and standards within the internal audit function.
    Communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management for inclusion into quarterly audit and risk committee reports
    Provide input into the allocated sections quarterly audit and risk committee reports.
    Advise management on issues pertaining to risk management, internal controls and corporate governance processes.
    Manage the performance of teams and team members.
    Conduct continuous control Monitoring of key aspects of financial and operational processes allocated.
    Conduct the necessary quality assurance procedures in accordance with the Group Internal audit methodology.
    Complete the allocated audit assignments on a timely basis bearing in mind value addition to the business.

The applicant must possess the following;

    Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Banking.
    Professional qualification in Accountancy/ Auditing i.e. ACCA, CIMA, CIA, CPA.
    Qualification in CISA, Experience in use of CAATs and Financial services is an added advantage.
    Minimum 4 years in services sector, 2 years in external or internal audit specializing in business process assurance with a reputable audit firm.
    Broad working knowledge of auditing techniques and standards.
    Enterprise wise risk assessment approaches and
    Strong experience in performing and leading technology risk assessments as well as development and execution of audit plans.
    Audit, Risk and Revenue Assurance in the Telecommunications environment.
    Understanding of MTN Uganda operations.


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 14th Nov 2012



Audit Manager Job Vacancy at MTN in Uganda


Job Title: Audit Manager
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the vacant Position of Audit Manager.

The position reports to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit

The main purpose of the job is: -

To spearhead evaluation of risk exposures, assess adequacy and effectiveness of controls relating to Company’s governance, regarding the;

    Reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.
    Efficiency and effectiveness of processes.
    Safeguarding of assets
    Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and contracts

Prime responsibilities of the position:

    Provide input into the combined assurance plan according to the strategic objectives and the associated risks.
    Assess the risks inherent in the company’s processes and recommend measures to mitigate them./li>
    Execution of the financial and operational audit assignments indicated in the combined assurance plan and ensures compliance to Group stipulated methodology.
    Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure that the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying information systems.
    Foster a culture of risk awareness within the company.
    Facilitate the business in accelerated resolution of outstanding audit points.
    Monitor the operation of identified controls and recommendations on an ongoing basis.
    Identify the significant risks associated with the company’s strategic objectives.
    Ensure that the knowledge gained from consulting engagements is incorporated into audit assignments and overall audit plan.
    Ensure adequate allocation and utilization of resource within the audit unit.
    Coordinate ad hoc audits including crises management.
    Continuously identify and communicate areas where the Continuous control Monitoring framework can be utilized.
    Ensure the existence and ongoing adherence to the policies, procedures, methodologies and standards within the internal audit function.
    Communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management for inclusion into quarterly audit and risk committee reports.
    Provide input into the allocated sections quarterly audit and risk committee reports.
    Advise management on issues pertaining to risk management, internal controls and corporate governance processes.
    Incorporate knowledge gained from consulting engagements into audit assignments and overall audit plan.
    Manage challenges arising from prioritization of planned internal audits & other assigned projects.
    Manage the performance of teams and team members.
    Ensure skills transfer to team including staff development, motivation and business continuity.
    Conduct the necessary supervision and quality assurance procedures in accordance with the Group Internal audit methodology.
    To ensure that planned audits are carried out and any areas for improvement discussed and reported to senior management and executive.

The applicant must possess the following;

    Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Business Administration, Computer Engineering
    Professional qualification in Accountancy/ Auditing i.e. ACCA, CIMA, CIA, CPA etc.
    Qualifications in CISA, Experience in use of CAATs, and or Experience in forensics audits is an added advantage.
    Minimum 4 years in an internal audit function within a telecom or banking environment or 4 years in external audit specializing in business process assurance with a reputable audit firm.
    Broad working knowledge of auditing techniques and standards.
    Enterprise wise risk assessment approaches.
    Strong experience in performing and leading technology risk assessments as well as development and execution of audit plans.
    Audit, Risk and Revenue Assurance in the Telecommunications environment.
    Understanding of MTN Uganda operations.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity Employer.



Deadline:14th Nov 2012



Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Audio Visual Technician


Job Title: Audio Visual Technician
Vacancy announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number:  066/2012  Date:  11/06/2012

OPEN TO:           All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:         Audio Visual Technician; FP-7 FSN-7                                             
OPENING DATE: November 06, 2012
CLOSING DATE: November 19, 2012
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Audio Visual Technician.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for the section's electronic information program, including TVRO, audio-visual maintenance, and audio-visual support for Mission events.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
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 and a diploma in mass communication, radio and television engineering is required.
2. Work Experience required: Three years experience in communications media, video and still photography is required.
3. Language required:  Level IV (fluent - written and spoken) English ability is required.
4. Knowledge required: Technical knowledge of operation and maintenance of TVRO, computer and audio-visual equipment including knowledge of Ugandan history and current affairs, is required.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Ability to establish and maintain effective working level contacts in the communications media and with Post's contacts, is required.

SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and 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.


ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

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 US 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.

HOW TO APPLY

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; or

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.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 19th Nov 2012



Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy at Top Finance Company Ltd in Uganda



Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Responsibilities will include

Executive Authority to manage, control, promote the company,direct all operations of the company on behalf of the shareholders, report the progress and other developments of the company to the shareholders periodically

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

    Should possess MBA in Finance and Banking
    Administration and Management skills
    4 year experience in Service Industry or Banking institution
    Candidate should be between 35-50 years old

How to Apply:

If you believe yo meet our requirements, have the necessary skills and experience, then apply indicating your current salary, salary expectation  and detailed CV, copies of academic transcript and professional certificates and a day time telephone contact to the Managing Director, using the address below

Top Finance Company Ltd

Plot 3 Dundas Road

Kololo Courts,

P.O Box 33913, Kampala (U)

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012




Jobs at British Council in Uganda- Exam Marketing Officer


Job Title: Exam Marketing Officer

British Council, Uganda
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build engagement and trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Our approach to cultural relations harnesses the power of education, the arts and creativity, sport, science, English and governance to build relationships of mutual benefit worldwide and to address global issues.

If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into actualities, British Council wants you on their team:

Exam Marketing Officer

Job Purpose: To implement marketing and promotional campaigns and collaborate on business development strategy for Examinations in Uganda

Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Duties:

    Conduct market research to identify opportunities to develop the exams business portfolio.
    Maintain & build relationships with services providers, consumers and other key stakeholders in the education sector in Uganda.
    Using different communication mediums create engagement with internal and external audiences to create a better understanding of the market and influence the development of new opportunities.
    Increase visibility of UK qualifications and British Council brand within the marketplace.

Requirement:

    Proven experience in marketing, communications and brand development/management
    Proactive and demonstrable ability to work with minimum supervision.
    Analytical and problem solving skills.
    Excellent communications skills with both internal and external audiences.
    Outstanding organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and juggle tasks.
    Qualification in a related discipline.

How to apply:

The full role profile, an application form, a definition guide for the behaviours and Generic Skills Dictionary can be found on our website http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-ug-contact- us.html.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to application@ppg.co.ug with subject “Application for the job of Exams Marketing Officer” or “Programme Officer” by 04:00 PM on Friday 23rd November 2012.

Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

The British Council is also committed to a Child Protection Policy; applications will be considered only for candidates who declare their agreement to the Policy.



Deadline: 23rd Nov 2012



Resource Mobilization Officer Job Vacancy at Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in Uganda


Job Title: Resource Mobilization Officer – Based In Kampala Office

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) established in 1995, is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of 168 business associations, corporate bodies and the major sector agencies that support private sector growth to date and offers a range of services to its members including among others:

    Becoming part of a larger body professionally working together to influence policy making processes that stimulates and spurs growth of private business in Uganda
    Involvement and participation in various business fora, sector working groups on issues affecting the private sector
    Increased exposure to business opportunities in East Africa and beyond
    Getting regular and first-hand information on East African Community and other trading in the world.

PSFU’s Vision:

To be the Lead Partner in Private Sector Development PSFU’s Mission: To strengthen private sector capacity for effective policy advocacy and market competitiveness PSFU’s Mandate:

    Carry out policy research and advocacy on behalf of the private sector
    Provide a forum for the discussion of policy issues, and the impact of those policies on the private sector in Uganda
    Maintain a positive dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector
    Undertake capacity building for the private through training and the provision of business development services

PSFU wishes to recruit staff to fill the position below:

Resource Mobilization Officer – Based In Kampala Office

The major task under this contract is to initiate and develop avenues for income generation aimed at enhancing the sustainability of PSFU.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Develop and Implement a Resource mobilization strategy for PSFU
    Review existing fee earning activities (in all departments) for PSFU and recommend strategies on how they can be enhanced.
    Develop fee earning products for PSFU and also offer technical advice in their implementation.
    Develop other income generating activities for PSFU and offer technical advice in the mobilization of resources for such activities.
    Develop, maintain and update a detailed database of consultants, partners and donors for potential partnership and collaboration in various PSFU initiatives.
    Develop fee based products that support corporate companies and development partners in rolling out and creating awareness of their various products to the Private sector in the respective sectors.
    Initiate PSFU participation in the bidding processes/ proposal preparation for undertaking projects that are in line with the mandate of PSFU
    Perform any other duties assigned in line with the activities as requested by your supervisor.

Requirement:

    Minimum of a Masters Degree in any of the following fields: Business Administration, Economics, Project Management or related field.
    Working experience of at least three years in a similar field.
    Proven experience in resource mobilization in a similar working environment.
    Proven experience of in proposal writing and preparation of bid documentation

Contract period

    Initially for a period of one year with a probation period of 3 months. Renewable subject to satisfactory performance upon satisfactory performance.

Reporting: Report directly to the Director Member Services PSFU
Experience: 3


How to apply:
Interested candidates should hand deliver their applications with a cover letter and photocopies of the academic certificates with contacts of at least three referees at the address below by 16th November, 2012 at 4.00 p. m.

The Executive Director Private Sector Foundation Uganda Plot 43 Nakasero Road P.O. Box 7683, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline:16th Nov 2012




Jobs at British Council in Uganda- Programme Officer


Job Title: Programme Officer

 British Council, Uganda
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build engagement and trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Our approach to cultural relations harnesses the power of education, the arts and creativity, sport, science, English and governance to build relationships of mutual benefit worldwide and to address global issues.

If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into actualities, British Council wants you on their team:

Programme Officer

Job Purpose: To administer the direct and indirect delivery of a portfolio of projects, in collaboration with partners, to meet the British Council’s objectives and targets and partner expectations in Uganda..

Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Duties:

    Administer a portfolio of projects and programmes ensuring successful implementation on time, to specified quality and to budget.
    Maintain project information and ensure that activities are delivered in compliance with corporate standards
    Conduct evaluations of projects and collate data to feed into the monitoring process for consideration in the development of new opportunities and in future project designs
    Using different communication mediums engage with both internal and external audiences to increase visibility of British Council programmes

Requirement:

    Proven Experience in delivering projects and contracts using the project cycle of identification and development, implementation and evaluation and reporting
    Demonstrable experience of engagement with different stakeholders including government, civil society, private companies, international organisations and other
    Excellent oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions.
    Exceptional writing skills to effectively create clear and concise reports and proposal.
    Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    Qualification in a related discipline.

Behaviours:

    Creating Shared Purpose, Being Accountable, Making It Happen, Shaping the Future.

How to apply:

The full role profile, an application form, a definition guide for the behaviours and Generic Skills Dictionary can be found on our website http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-ug-contact- us.html. Completed application forms should be submitted via email to application@ppg.co.ug with subject “Application for the job of Exams Marketing Officer” or “Programme Officer” by 04:00 PM on Friday 23rd November 2012. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. The British Council is also committed to a Child Protection Policy; applications will be considered only for candidates who declare their agreement to the Policy.


Deadline: 23rd Nov 2012




Jobs at Private Sector Foundation Uganda- Scheme Officers


Job Title: Scheme Officers (3)
Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Uganda


Background

The Government of Uganda through the Office of Prime Minister (OPM) is coordinating the implementation of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) for Northern Uganda. Private Sector Foundation Uganda manages the Business Uganda Development Scheme (BUDS) that is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to boost private sector growth, investment and employment opportunities in northern Uganda for the period June 2010-June 2015.

Objective

The overall objective of the project is ‘to stimulate pro- poor economic growth in region and to better retain the economic benefits accruing from agriculture and other market sectors in the PRDP sub-regions including parts of Bunyoro, Acholi, Lango, West Nile, Karamonja, Teso and Bukedi.

Private Sector Foundation Uganda wishes to recruit (3) additional staff to fill the positions of Scheme Officers in the Gulu project office.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The major task under this contract is to intensify support to the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), associations and cooperatives by providing far improved hand-holding services and encouraging them to participate in the economic recovery of the region. Specifically the Scheme Officer will among others;

    Identify, Interview and provide technical assistance to potential clients for support under BUDS.
    Provide Private Sector enterprises with basic guidance in defining their business needs and available support.
    Review and Evaluate client’s proposal and claims for grants while ensuring value for money for all supported activities under the project.
    Participate in the Scheme promotion activities within the PRDP sub-regions to increase awareness and outreach. Participate in the preparation of proposals aimed at attracting business development services, skills development and capital investment related activities for clients in the PRDP.

Requirement:

    Minimum Professional Qualification Candidates must be university graduates with a degree in Economics, Engineering, Law OR a degree in a Business related field from a reputable institution. In addition they should demonstrate:
    Proven ability to understand, analyze and evaluate the operations of individual businesses, in a multi-sectorial business environment.
    Ability to work independently for extended periods without direct supervision while meeting targets and deadlines.
    Financial and Value Chain analysis experience.
    Excellent computer skills including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, MS. Project & Power Point.
    Additional project related knowledge and qualifications in post conflict management and sensitivity will be of added advantage.

Minimum Prior Experience

    A minimum of three years experience; two of which should have been spent working with donor funded, large business and or international agency in post conflict regions. Reporting
    For day to day activities the Scheme officer will report to the Scheme Manager BUDS-DFID.

Experience: 3


How to apply:
Interested candidates should hand deliver their applications with a cover letter and photocopies of the academic certificates with contacts of at least three referees at the address below by 21st November, 2012 at 4.00 p. m.

The Executive Director Private Sector Foundation Uganda Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 21st Nov 2012



Jobs at Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda- Assistant Programme Engineer

Job Title: Assistant Programme Engineer
 Duties and Responsibilies
•    Assist in the identification, technical and financial appraisal and compilation of projects which are to be financed by ALREP
•    Assist in the training of community project management committee
•    Assist in the compilation of project sheets and activity lists for the programme


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Uganda national with a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering or construction management from a recognized institution
  • Good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills.

How to Apply:
Application accompanied by detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials and letters from at least 2 competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:


The Permanent Secretary

ALREP application

Office of the Prime Minister

postal Building, 6th Floor

Yusuf Lule Rd, P.O Box 341, Kampala



Deadline: 15th Nov 2012


Jobs at Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd in Uganda- Production Manager/ Engineer


Job Title: Production Manager/ Engineer

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

    Degree holder in mechanical & electrical engineering from a reputable institution
    work experience minimum 15 years in the Metal Industry & Industrial Electricals
    Looking after production and maintenance

Main Responsibilities:

    Steer the entire production team and ensure the production targets are archieved
    In charge of maintenance and improve the down time etc
    Ensure that maintaining machines and ordering of spares is done time and minimize breakdown and coordinate preventive maintenance
    Provide day to day production/ operations reports to management
    Must be well conversant with computers and general software like MS Excel

How to Apply:

Send handwritten applications together ;with a CV and testimonials/ certificates to the following address

The Human Resource Manager

Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd

Plot 24 Mukabya Rd, Nakawa Ind Area

P.O Box 6552, Kampala

Deadline: 26th Nov 2012



Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Project Accountant




Job Title:  Project Accountant

                                                                          

POSITION LOCATION:                 USAID, OFM  OFFICE

HOURS OF WORK:                      40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE:                  FSN-9  (Ugshs. 46,611,028 to 67,376,773

                                                                  p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Project Accountant.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

To provide expert advice on financial matters relating to project accounting, analysis and financial reporting (both written and oral presentations).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.  Education: A university degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.

2.  Work Experience:  A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting or auditing.

3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in English language.

4.   Knowledge:  Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, and practices.

5.  Skills and Abilities:  Must be able to analyze accounting processes and identify practices and procedures that require correction or modification.  Be able to efficiently formulate recommendations for maintaining specialized segments of accounting systems.   Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy in order to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with mid-level officials when dealing with Value Added Tax. Excellent mathematical and writing skills are required in order to prepare regular and frequent ad hoc reports including data calls from USAID/Washington.  Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience and ability to work in teams and to achieve consensus of fiscal policy and accounting practices is necessary.  Computer literacy in excel and other computer skills in order to manage the accounting system.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation

(i)   A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174);

(ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;

(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;

(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;

(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Human Resources Office

By e-mail at KampalaHR@state.gov

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please all documents in one attachment.

Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  November 19, 2012

Deadline: 19th Nov 2012

Accountant Job Vacancy at Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd in Uganda



Job Title: Accountant

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

    Degree holder in commerce/accounts from a reputable institution (ICWA, CA, B.Comm or equivalent)
    Working experience of minimum 5 years in a reputable, large business concern
    Knowledge of computerized accounting packages (tally), Spreadsheets, MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Main Responsibilities:

    Preparation of the monthly budget & management reports & data entry of day to day transactions
    Preparation of the monthly submissions of URA department

 How to Apply:

Send handwritten applications together ;with a CV and testimonials/ certificates to the following address

The Human Resource Manager

Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd

Plot 24 Mukabya Rd, Nakawa Ind Area

P.O Box 6552, Kampala

Deadline: 26th Nov 2012



Receptionist Job Vacancy at Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd in Uganda

Job Title: Receptionist
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
  • Degree/ Diploma holder in customer care with knowledge of office administration from a reputable institution
  • Working experience of minimum 6 years in a reputable, large business concern
  • Must be well conversant with computers & basic multi-telephone switch board operations
  • Possess effective verbal and listening communication skills, knowledge of secretarial functions is an added advantage
Main Responsibilities:
  • Operate a multiple lines that switch board/ receiving and making phone calls for the entire organization 
  • In charge of front office & provide customer care services to all walk in clients/ visitors
  • Should be able to assist other office with administrative duties when need arises
  • Ensure the entire front office area is clean and properly maintained
 How to Apply:

Send handwritten applications together ;with a CV and testimonials/ certificates to the following address

The Human Resource Manager

Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd

Plot 24 Mukabya Rd, Nakawa Ind Area

P.O Box 6552, Kampala

Deadline: 26th Nov 2012



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