Social Policy Specialist Job at UNICEF in Uganda

Job Title: Social Policy Specialist (Research, Evaluation & Advocacy), P-4, Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2012-001736
Duty Station:  Kampala
Country:  Uganda
Region:  ESARO
Job Level:  P-4
Position#:  00082912
Application Close:  30-Nov-12
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the chief of social policy, the social policy specialist will be responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing the policy advocacy strategy of the office. A crucial element of this will be ensuring a high quality research and evaluation output of the office that is strategically linked to advocacy objectives.

Key Expected Results
1. Oversee the research agenda of the office to ensure its alignment with the office’s policy advocacy strategy.  Ensure the quality of research work, through overseeing development of TORs, consultant selection and oversight of incoming work.

2. Oversee the evaluation agenda of the office in accordance with UNICEF guidance through interaction with programme sections and management of the IMEP. Identify strategic areas for evaluation and ensure quality of evaluations through overseeing all aspects of the evaluation process.

3. Oversee the development and creation of a policy advocacy strategy for the office through engaging internal colleagues and external partners.

4. Oversee the implementation of the policy advocacy strategy of the office through coordinating policy work in the office and identifying, creating and participating in external opportunities to pursue advocacy goals.

5. Undertake field visits to monitor and evaluate programme implementation, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies problems or alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery.

6. Self-learning to stay abreast of latest developments in research, advocacy and evaluation.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in social sciences, law, economics or development policy and planning.

Eight years of relevant work experience at national or international levels in social policy research and evaluation.  Experience in advocacy.

Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language an advantage. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

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

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

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives

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

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

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

Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization

How to Apply:

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012

Chief of Party Job at Management Systems International in Uganda

Job Title:  Chief of Party, Learning Contract, Uganda

Project/Proposal Summary:

MSI is seeking long term staff for a USAID-funded project with the following three objectives: (1) strengthen the monitoring, reporting and evaluation functions to support USAID/Uganda and partner decision making mechanisms and learning; (2) improve organizational practices and capacity for learning and adaptation within USAID/Uganda’s staff and business processes; and (3) deepen coordination, collaboration and synergy within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned. The project is central to the Mission’s broad organizational learning and development policy effort known as, “Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA),” that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization.  It is the first project of its type in recent USAID history, and is closely linked to USAID Forward and other reforms of the last few years. Further information on the CLA can be found in the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) which is posted on the USAID/Uganda website

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a Chief of Party to manage the entire project and ensure that quality standards and schedules are met. The COP will define and manage overall contract requirements: including staffing, and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve this contract’s objectives. The COP shall receive technical direction from the USAID/Uganda Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and receive technical support and guidance from the project Technical Director based at MSI headquarters. This will be a full time position based in Kampala, but will involve travel throughout Uganda.


·               Serving as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both, the COP shall be authorized to represent MSI in all matters pertaining to the execution of the contract Statement of Work with the exception of amendments;

·               Ensuring effective and efficient performance of all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting, and having responsibility for the activities of all long and short term personnel;

·               Interacting professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.


·               At least 15 years of experience in international development;

·               Previous experience as a Chief of Party or other senior field management roles, such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director;

·               Technical knowledge and/or experience in monitoring and evaluating multi-million dollar development projects;

·               Demonstrated experience collaborating with senior U.S. and foreign government officials and representatives of other donors and USAID implementing partners;

·               Previous experience working in Uganda or East Africa desirable;

·               A graduate degree in the field of management, international development or related technical field is preferred;

·               Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability is required;

How to Apply:

Deadline: 28th Nov 2012

Jobs at Management Systems International in Uganda- Knowledge Management Advisor

Job Title:  Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor, Learning Contract, Kampala, Uganda

Project/Proposal Summary:
MSI is seeking long term staff for a USAID-funded project with the following three objectives: (1) strengthen the monitoring, reporting and evaluation functions to support USAID/Uganda and partner decision making mechanisms and learning; (2) improve organizational practices and capacity for learning and adaptation within USAID/Uganda’s staff and business processes; and, (3) deepen coordination, collaboration and synergy within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned. The project is central to the Mission’s broad organizational learning and development policy effort known as, “Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA),” that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization.  It is the first project of its type in recent USAID history, and is closely linked to USAID Forward and other reforms of the last few years. Further information on the CLA can be found in the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) which is posted on the USAID/Uganda website

Position Summary:
The Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor is one of five key personnel positions deemed by USAID as essential for the success of this innovative project. The Advisor will be the primary individual responsible under the Learning Contract for achievement of the 2nd and 3rd project objectives listed above, and as such will function as a change manager.  The Advisor will work under the supervision of the project Chief of Party, and will receive support and guidance from the project Technical Director based at MSI headquarters. He/she will work very closely with USAID/Uganda’s Organizational Learning Advisor, who serves in the Program Office and will lead the Mission’s CLA efforts. The Advisor will also work closely with three Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists, also considered key personnel under the Learning Contract, and will supervise a small team of local-hire employees.  This will be a full time position based in Kampala, but will involve travel throughout Uganda and to neighboring countries with institutions forming part of a learning and KM network created under the project.  
• Lead the project team’s efforts to achieve the 2nd and 3rd project objectives, including, inter alia:
o Develop and advance USAID/Uganda’s learning agenda to guide program interventions;
o Lead consultations with implementing partners and other USAID stakeholders to better understand the design, casual pathways and implementation conditions underlying promising program results;
o Working with the Mission and other informed parties to establish Advisory Councils that will periodically provide informed advice and constructive suggestions to USAID technical specialists on program performance;
o Lead the process of designing an approach to conducting an organizational assessment of the Mission which will result in recommendations to improve USAID/Uganda’s appreciation of learning, adaptation and collaboration, leadership and management styles, time and meeting management, and other practices related to achievement of project objectives 2 and 3;
o Identify national and regional individuals, firms, academic and research institutions and other organizations with the expertise and capacity to provide a wide range of specialized services associated with promoting organizational learning and development to be sub-contracted under the project;
o Identify and establish working relationships with national and regional academic and research institutions which would serve as part of a development learning and knowledge management community-of-practice to be developed by the project under the Advisor’s leadership;
o Establish a network of key stakeholders and organize periodic opportunities for USAID to interact with representatives for the purpose of improving CDCS implementation learning and performance;
o Lead the non-technical design and content development of a new Mission portal for learning and KM – a cyberspace home for CLA;
o Prepare in collaboration with USAID/Uganda several academic articles for publication in development and organizational learning journals and for presentation in respected learning forums;
o Foster contacts with other USAID Missions that are advancing similar programs to promote inter-Mission learning, e.g., USAID/Liberia; and,
o Assist Mission Development Objective teams in identifying and realizing opportunities for advancing USG/USAID institutional influence through more focused, inter-agency diplomatic and policy reform initiatives.

The innovative and complex qualities of the Learning Contract, combined with the highly specialized and demanding responsibilities of this position require a set of unique and rigorous qualifications. Ideally, the incumbent will possess both professional experience related to the set of responsibilities, as well as international development experience. However, given that organizational learning and knowledge management are not widely practiced within most international development organizations, a qualified candidate may bring their organizational learning and KM skills from the private sector. If this is the case, that experience must involve the application of the skill set in multi-cultural settings, such as could be obtained working with a multi-national corporation or international organization. Following are factors which will be considered by MSI in selecting the most highly qualified candidate:
• Graduate (preferably PhD) degree in a field related to organizational learning and knowledge management, such as management, business administration, education, knowledge management, organizational development, etc.
• Years of professional expertise involving organizational learning and knowledge management
• Publication of articles on these topics in academic and/or professional journals
• Prior experience in international development, or work overseas in different cultural environments (ideally including Africa)
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Fluency in spoken and written English
• Experience supervising staff and consultants
• Ability and willingness to mentor local staff
• Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors

How to Apply:

Deadline: 28th Nov 2012

Online Fundraising Officer Job at Africa Community Empowerment and Development Initiatives in Uganda

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 organised 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 prioritise 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

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



Deadline: 6th Dec 2012

Jobs at War Child UK in Uganda- Programme Manager

Job Title: Progamme Manager, Kampala
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2012


War Child works with children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of poverty, exclusion and insecurity. These children might include street children, child headed households, children conscripted into armed groups, and children who have been put in prison. Our mission is to support and improve the care and protection of children and young people who live with a combination of insecurity, poverty, and exclusion in some of the worst conflict affected locations. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

War Child UK is recruiting a Programme Manager who will be responsible for field management and assist in the development of War Child UK's Uganda Program.

The Programme Manager is a senior position. The Programme Manager will be line managed by the Uganda Country Director based in Kampala. S/he will provide leadership in all areas of implementation including programme and financial management, security, logistics, HR, partner supervision and capacity building, and overall office management in Pader. S/he will assist the Country Director (CD) in expanding in-country programmes in Karamoja and Northern Uganda, by writing concept papers and proposals, providing assessment information and support to CD. Support the CD in the monitoring and evaluation of all projects. The CD will provide direction on all issues related to field programming, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation support.


    * University degree (MA preferred) in education, programme management, social work or related technical field
    * A minimum of Six (6) years of progressively responsible programme management experience at the national or international level in managing child rights and child protection programs, monitoring and evaluation.
    * Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
    * Excellent interpersonal communication.
    * Proven ability in team leadership.
    * Knowledge and experience in child rights programming
    * Knowledge and experience using PAR methodologies particularly REFLECT
    * Supervisory and managerial skills.
    * Knowledge of computer management and applications.
    * Experience in grant management
    * Experience in reporting and proposal writing and donor liaison
    * Fluency in English (written & spoken)
    * Experience working and advocating with local authorities

    * Demonstrated experience of utilising participatory approaches – notably involving young people
    * Experience of implementing security plans
    * Knowledge and experience working in Acholi land or Karamoja
    * Experience building capacity of national staff and implementing partner organizations
    * Knowledge and experience in GBV, Child Rights and Children in Conflict with the Law programming approaches

    * High level of integrity and respect
    * Team player
    * Friendly and good sense of humour
    * Able to process and articulate complexity in a clear and coherent way
    * Accurate, systematic, with an eye for detail
    * Able to work in a small, dynamic organisation with limited resources
    * Flexible and willing to support others at times when particular organisational priorities take precedence
    * Excellent communication skills, both oral and written –
    * Patient and appreciative of the circumstances faced by line staff
    * Commitment to War Child's aims, values and mission
    * Clean driver's license
    * No criminal record / CRB checked

    * Preferred start date: Jan 2013
    * Salary: £26-30K depending on experience
    * Pension:
    * Leave: 30 days/year
    * Allowances: 20 USD food allowance and medical insurance
    * Working hours: 37 ½ hours week
    * Contract length: 1 Year with possible renewal

How to apply:


    * Download the Application Pack from the War Child Website and complete the Application Form. Send it to (Please note that individual CVs will not be accepted)
    * All completed application forms must reach War Child by midnight on Sunday 25 November 2012
    * Due to limited resources War Child, HR will contact only the shortlisted candidates
    * First round interviews will be held week commencing Monday 3 December 2012
    * Second round interviews for selected candidates will be held week commencing Monday 10 December 2012
    * Candidates who progress to the second round will be expected to complete a short written assessment test as part of the interview process.
    * Any offer made after the second interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 satisfactory written references. (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). In case clarification is required after the receipt of complete reference forms, War Child reserves the right to telephone referees.
    * The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a CRB check, or provide a recent police criminal check (non UK residents), a medical check for overseas travel purposes, be compliant and sign up to War Child's Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.
    * Preferred start date: January / February 2013.

Deadline: 25th Nov 2012

Jobs at University Research Co.,LLC Uganda- Knowledge Management Officer

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

( University Research Co., LLC , Uganda
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is a new five-year cooperative agreement awarded to University Research Co., LLC and is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies. The new project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in global advocacy, development, and promotion of cost-effective methods to design and improve health care services and systems in low- and middle-income countries.USAID ASSIST will align evidence-based interventions in technical content areas – such as maternal, newborn, and child health, HIV/AIDS, and health workforce – with evidence-based approaches to strengthen and improve systems.

URC is seeking a dynamic and qualified individual to fill the following position as part of its ASSIST project team

POSITION: Knowledge Management and Communications Officer


This person will collaborate with all members of the ASSIST country team and with knowledge management (KM) staff at headquarters and in other countries and reports to the ASSIST Chief of Party. S/he will manage documentation of ASSIST activities and results, guiding the in-country ASSIST team in synthesizing learning resulting from project implementation and in packaging and disseminating such knowledge to target audiences in a format that is useful to them. Target audiences for learning from ASSIST-supported activities are the ASSIST country team, ASSIST headquarters team and knowledge management website, USAID mission, Ministry of Health, URC partners and other stakeholders.

The following are the primary responsibilities of the position:

    * Support the ASSIST country team in documenting improvement interventions and results through multiple media, including video clips, photograph, interviews, and case studies.
    * Support the development of case studies, documenting improvement interventions and explaining how improvements were made.
    * Write USAID Success Stories and web stories about improvement interventions and results, making this information available as appropriate to the ASSIST Portal, USAID Mission website, and Ministry of Health information channels.
    * Support the ASSIST country team in the design and implementation of knowledge-sharing activities within the ASSIST country program (i.e., during learning sessions, coaching visits, closing meetings, etc.).
    * Liaise with ASSIST staff in other countries to share progress, successes, challenges, and engage in country-to- country knowledge exchanges.
    * Identify and pursue avenues for disseminating results of ASSIST’s work at national and regional conferences, partner meetings, and at national events.
    * Liaise with knowledge management/communications teams of other agencies and USAID-funded projects that are working in areas relevant to ASSIST in the country.
    * Assist in writing and editing deliverables (quarterly review meeting reports, annual country reports)


    * Degree in communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent experience.
    * Minimum of two (2) years of experience related to health or development.
    * Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
    * Good analytical skills and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
    * Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.

Experience: 2
How to apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and testimonials of the academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5:00pm to: University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services, Plot 40 Ntinda II Road, Naguru; P.O Box 28745 Kampala, UGANDA; E-mail:

While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Deadline: 23rd Nov 2012

Jobs at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda- M&E Specialist


The CICS Secretariat is looking for an experienced professional to sup­port the technical team as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Terms of Reference for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Specialist

The M & E Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:

    * Produce baseline studies for selected CICS II priority areas
    * Undertake surveys and data collection to track performance of selected competitiveness indicators
    * Produce quarterly and annual M & E reports
    * Organize and facilitate annual, mid-term and end of project evaluation reports of CICSII

Core Competences

    * Monitoring and evaluation
    * Research and data analysis
    * Communication and report writing


    * At least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 5 years previous experience in M & E work.
    * Demonstrated experience with M & E methods including data form designing, data collection and data entry and management.
    * Experience managing information systems and the application of quantitative and qualitative methods.
    * Work experience in projects funded in partnership by government and development partners.
    * Proven knowledge and experience utilizing application packages for the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Experience: 5
How to apply:

All the above positions attract competitive packages commensurate with the responsibilities of the job and will be based in Kampala. Appointments will be under local terms and conditions. Interested candidates who possess requisite qualifications and com­petencies should submit their applications with detailed CV, Copies of academic certificates, testimonials and Names of three referees with their contacts to the address below by close of business (5pm) Monday 26th November, 2012. National Coordinator, Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS) Secretariat CICS Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Treasury Building; Ground Floor, Room G. 35 P. O BOX 8147, Kampala Uganda Email: Tel: 041 4 349 806 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 26th Nov 2012

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job at Management Sciences for Health in Uganda

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, SURE
Program – located in Kampala

Overall Responsibilities
The M&E Specialist reports to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and works closely with the Senior M&E Advisor, Regional Pharmaceutical Field Coordinators and stakeholders in the public health commodities supply chain at all levels. The M&E Specialist works closely with the M&E team to establish a data quality assurance system and works with other project staff to improve utilization of SPARS (supervision, performance, assessment and recognition strategy) information. S/he supports the implementation of M&E training in all project areas.

Specific Responsibilities
a) Develops and disseminates standard operating procedures (SOPs) for management of SPARS data in consultation with the Senior M&E Advisor.

b) Coordinates the implementation of the reproducibility study in all regions including report writing, dissemination of findings and designing data quality improvement interventions.

c) Coordinates the collection, aggregation and summarization of PMP data to ensure timely availability of this data including data from external sources including Joint Medical Stores, National Medical Stores, National Drug Authority and MoH Planning department.

d) Coordinates the collection and entry of Pharmaceutical financial data from all supported facilities.

e) Conducts periodical support supervision visits to the regional teams in order to build capacity in M&E and
quality assurance.

f) Plans, organizes and prepares reports and presentations to stakeholders including district reports, national reports and financial management reports.

g) Participates in relevant training activities including monitoring and evaluation training, district report training, financial management training.

h) Contributes to the SURE periodic reports including quarterly and annual reports.

1) Bachelors degree in statistics, social sciences and any health related field. A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage, 2) Five years relevant experience, 3)
Experience in supply chain management,

4) M&E training experience and skills a plus, 5) Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team-oriented environment and ability to work in a multi cultural environment.

Please note that both the Laboratory Procurement Officer and M&E Specialist are local positions and therefore does attract international allowances

How to Apply:

All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann
Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2012 at
12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can
only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012

Jobs at Management Sciences for Health in Uganda - Laboratory Procurement Officer

Job  Title: Laboratory Procurement Officer
Job Information   

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs
worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines) and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).

The SURE Program will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities supply system.

SCMS is implemented by The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) contract for USAID as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. SCMS strengthens or establishes secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS assists programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provides quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them.

In Uganda the SCMS project is managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Laboratory Procurement Officer (SCMS) and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist SURE Program.

1. Laboratory Procurement Officer, (SCMS) – located in Kampala

Overall responsibilities:
The Laboratory Procurement Officer will provide laboratory and logistics expertise and guidance to support local and international SCMS procurement of USAID/PEPFAR funded lab equipment, supplies and consumables. S/he shall primarily be responsible for the forecasting, supply plan updating and monitoring, and development of specifications for HIV/AIDS related lab commodities.

The Officer will assist the SCMS Senior Procurement Advisor (SPA) with communication and reporting to the USAID/Uganda Mission and the SCMS Program Management Office (PMO), and with collaboration with the Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines (SURE) Program. Under supervision from the SPA, s/he will contribute to SCMS in-country clients, PEPFAR and the USAID mission understands of the status of lab requirements and orders.

Specific Responsibilities:
a) Conduct regular reviews of quantification of requirements to ensure conformity of the client supply plans with national targets and capacities, using available tools (Quantimed, Lab Quantification Tool, ProQ, etc.).

b) With the Senior Procurement Advisor’s guidance, meet regularly with USAID, DoD and MUWRP clients to discuss current orders, upcoming deliveries and immediate future needs and to discuss implications of procurement and delivery plans. Assist the Ministry of Health Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) and Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) to develop and update national forecasts and supply plans of HIV/AIDS-lab related commodities and estimate the cost of required commodities and any financing gaps.

c) Track in-coming shipments of lab commodities procured by SCMS, alerting the SPA of any delays, reviewing completeness and accuracy of shipping and Point of Delivery (POD) documentation, and confirming arrival of the right quantity and quality of delivered SCMS consignments.

d) Using CRM and Orion (web-based SCMS shipment and financial tracking software) enter Price Requests, track price quotations & orders for lab commodities.

e) Work with PMO based Procurement Specialists to ensure execution of commodity procurement by SCMS; this includes monitoring costs and lead time.

f) Maintain auditable records for all locally procured laboratory items, including approved supply plans and supporting documentation: PRs, PQs, bid evaluations
with memorandum of negotiation, purchase orders, invoices, quality assurance documentation, and proof of delivery.

g) Analyze the current laboratory protocols, standard equipment and supplies list to ensure country-appropriate specifications for lab orders by SCMS.

h) Assess, document and support appropriate management of USG-donated laboratory commodities of recipient lab facilities

i) Assist, in collaboration with the SURE project and CDC, in providing technical support around procurement, market intelligence, and technical considerations for Lab equipment and commodity procurement.

1) Degree in Laboratory Sciences with relevant experience in HIV AIDS preferred, 2) At least 3 years of work experience in lab commodities management, or advanced Degree in laboratory technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology or related field with 3 or more years of related experience, 3) Experience in managing lab commodities, including supply planning, quantification, and/or forecasting,

4) Professional experience in procurement of equipment and consumables. Experience with procuring medicines, medical equipment, laboratory reagents and consumables strongly preferred, 5) Experience with FAR and AIDAR regulations that govern USAID-funded procurement preferred, 6) Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of Uganda’s public health sector and working experience in Uganda preferred,

7) Fluency in spoken English and ability to write lucid reports and documents in English is required, 8) Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented,

9) Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, and ability to identify and resolve operational constraints,

10) Knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting,

11) Demonstrated computer skills, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) mandatory. Experience with quantification applications a plus, 12) Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently,

13) Willingness to travel as required.

How to Apply:
All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann
Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2012 at
12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can
only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012

IT and Telecommunication Officer Job at African Development Bank in Uganda



The African Development Bank Field Office (UGFO) based in Kampala, Uganda has been established to strengthen cooperation between the Bank and Republic of Uganda. UGFO invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant position. This position is local and posting will be in Kampala, Uganda and ONLY CVs of nationals and candidates with a work permit would be considered. The duration of the Consultancy is fixed to 3 months


Under the administrative authority of the Resident Representative and in liaison with the Information Management and Methods Department (CIMM) in Tunis, the incumbent will among others:

    * Provide technical support services pertaining to telecommunications technologies including voice and data (Internet, e-mail) transmission as well as videoconferencing;
    * Repair and maintain office equipment;
    * Assist In system configurations and provide support to users of Information Technology (IT) tools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent’s specific tasks will be as follows:

    * Operate and maintain the VSAT system and provide related support services;
    * Provide technical assistance to the team at Headquarters responsible for the installation, maintenance and support of the Wireless Area Network (WAN), including voice, data and video-conference transmission;
    * Provide assistance and resolve problems with regard to hardware and software at the Uganda Field Office (UGFO);
    * Ensure the adjustment, repair or replacement of defective equipment through own intervention or by returning it to suppliers for service or repair;
    * Use and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment such as the VSAT and the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS);
    * Use test equipment, including basic computer monitoring tools;
    * Work together with technicians from Headquarters in order to conduct investigations and tests to circumscribe and correct problems;
    * As a true team player, develop, enhance and put in place means aimed at enhancing the smooth functioning and the effectiveness of products, as well as the quality of services provided to both internal and external clients;
    * Compile statistics on users’ calls pertaining to voice, fax, data and video-conference facilities through the VSAT connection;
    * By ensuring the Help Desk function, provide support to users of telecommunications and IT tools;
    * Responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthy and adequate work environment; and
    * Perform any other tasks as required


    * At least a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or Electronics, or an equivalent diploma with strong knowledge of IT Networks and Telecoms Networks;
    * Minimum 5 years of professional IT Networks and Telecoms or related experience, gained within a similar position;
    * Familiar with System software that controls activities such as input, output, dynamic resource allocation and error reporting within the operation of computer configuration (E.g. Windows, Unix, Linux);
    * Proficient with networking and Communication technologies including the planning and management of the interaction between two or more networking systems, computers or other "intelligent" devices (E.g. ISDN, Ethernet, TCP/IP);
    * Knowledge at the associate to intermediate level of TCP/IP networks, WAN protocols, wiring and cabling, and network management solutions;
    * Experience with Network Traffic Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools;
    * Experience and/or knowledge with QoS implementations, VoIP, WAN switching and routing, load-balancing and application- delivery solutions
    * Aware of VSAT and IPBX technologies;
    * Aware of ITIL concepts and general framework;
    * Strong computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages and Bank's standard software (word, excel, outlook, Power Point, MS Projects, etc...); and
    * Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively in English or French, with working knowledge of the other;
    * Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

Experience: 5

How to apply:

Terms of Employment

    * Three months contract with possibilities of renewal based on performance unless otherwise specified.

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit a fully completed. Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President of ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send your application and CV no later than 5.00 p.m., 26 November 2012 to: The Resident Representative African Development Bank Uganda Field Office 14th Floor, Crested Towers P. O. Box 28509 Kampala, Uganda

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 26th Nov 2012

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