Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda- Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager
About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a non profit organisation that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to: Manager, Marketing and Partnerships.

Summary:  You are a marketing professional who would like to put your skills toward pioneer in rural and product marketing to empower the poor. You will use your expertise to develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives. To effectively manage the B2B and B2C marketing of Grameen Foundation CKW Project.

The project: The CKW project has steadily grown with over 900 community knowledge workers based in 20 districts across Uganda serving farmers with actionable agriculture information and collecting vital data on rural communities.  Under its initial strategy, the programme focused on developing actionable content that was disseminated to the farmers through the community knowledge workers and a farmer helpline. As the project matures GF realizes the need to create impact by realigning it’s marketing strategy, making it more actionable, and getting closer to the farmer by creating and retaining a customer base to consume the information as well as a partner and client list to consume the product offering for deeper rural last mile outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    * manage and coordinate all brand, marketing, advertising and promotional staff and activities
    * Build a strategy for an individual program/initiative/program (narrow scope); contribute/support KPIs.
    * conduct market research (qualitative and quantitative) to determine market requirements for existing and future products
    * analysis of customer research, current market conditions and competitor information present and explain the implications of competitive developments and market research to organization management
    * Ensuring that competitive developments are being tracked and that the implications of important changes are well understood.
    * develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products
    * manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects
    * Present training and/or communication materials to internal and external stakeholders.
    * monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results
    * Manage and be accountable for program budgets, work plans, documentation, execution and analysis of programs.
    * determine and manage the marketing budget
    * deliver marketing activity within agreed budget
    * develop and deliver upon a pricing strategy
    * liaison with media and advertising subcontractors
    * Solicit, summarize and present feedback from internal and external stakeholders on individual campaigns, programs and/or initiatives.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    * Has a deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
    * Believes in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) to promote agriculture
    * Has strong brand and marketing skills (experience with B2B and B2C preferred).
    * A passion for cause-based marketing that focused on positive behavior change
    * Has excellent Program management skills.
    * Understands concepts of Financial and business acumen.
    * Has budget-management skills.
    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    * Organization and planning
    * Problem analysis and problem-solving
    * Team-leadership
    * Formal presentation skills
    * Persuasiveness
    * Adaptability
    * Innovation and desire to push the limits of rural or last mile marketing
    * Judgment
    * Decision-making
    * Stress tolerance
    * Collaboration

Education and Experience:

    * A bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business and a post graduate in Business Administration or Marketing
    * Experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing strategies
    * Technical marketing skills
    * Proven experience in customer and market research
    * Relevant product and industry knowledge
    * Experience with relevant software applications

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

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

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

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

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



Deadline: 7th Dec 2012



Nutrition Specialist Job Vacancy at FHI 360 in Uganda

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist – Gender and Agriculture

FHI 360, Uganda
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 oces with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. FHI 360 – Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the following vacant position.

JOB REF: FHI 360- NS

JOB TITLE: Nutrition Specialist – Gender and Agriculture – Uganda FANTA (Kampala)

REPORTS TO: The Project Manager-FANTA

Position Summary:

The position is with the five year, USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) . The Nutrition Specialist, Gender and Agriculture will provide technical assistance and support to integrate nutrition into the gender, social development and agriculture sectors in Uganda in line with the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan objectives, integrate gender considerations into FANTA’s other activities (and across sectors), provide guidance on programming that links nutrition with agriculture and/or gender and support policy development at national and sub-regional levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the FANTA Uganda Project Manager:

   1. Provide technical assistance to USAID/Uganda, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development (MOGLSD), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).
   2. Work with gender, social development, agriculture sectors, nutrition committees and working groups to establish priorities, work plans and provide technical assistance to implement the work plans.
   3. Coordinate national and sub-regional nutrition policy development by planning and facilitating meetings and workshops, providing technical updates, and developing technical resources to guide the process.
   4. Support MOGLSD to integrate nutrition into the work of community development ocers, functional adult literacy and OVC program coordinators and others, as identified: Review policies and materials, develop guidelines, training materials, job aides, counseling materials, and support revision of job descriptions, and supervision materials.
   5. Support MAAIF to integrate nutrition into the work of mid- level and community level extension workers, using rigorous, evidence-based approaches.
   6. Make technical presentations, develop technical briefs, technical reference materials, and reports, based on evidence, as necessary.
   7. Contribute to FANTA’s Nutrition Fellows Program: provide mentorship to fellows, help develop leadership training and quarterly skill-building sessions, helping build skills in nutrition/ gender and nutrition/agriculture linkages.
   8. Contribute to FANTA’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting and knowledge management activities, specifically in theareas of gender and agriculture.
   9. Conduct rigorous formative research, qualitative and quantitative assessments as necessary to further understanding of gender, agriculture and nutrition linkages in Uganda.
  10. Support other FANTA activities, including advocacy, communication, pre-service and in service training, as needed.
  11. Participate in FANTA work planning and strategy development, reporting, quarterly and annual reporting to USAID/ Uganda and USAID/Washington.Participate in FANTA global initiatives, as requested

Requirement:

    * Master's degree in nutrition, agriculture, gender studios, or public health discipline or equivalent combination of education1 and experience.
    * At least 5 years relevant work experience. Experience with gender programming and familiarity with work on agriculture and nutrition linkages.
    * Experience working across sectors, multiple stakeholders and USAID funded programs preferred. Understanding of the UNAP,gender issues and other relevant policies in Uganda.
    * Knowledge of state of the art, evidence based approaches to agriculture and nutrition linkages.
    * Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write effectively for a range of audiences and purposes, including policy-makers, program managers and service providers. This includes the ability to make technical information accessible to non-technical audiences.
    * Excellent presentation, organizational, interpersonal skills, Initiative and ability to work independently and as a team.
    * Fluency in English relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)

Experience: 5


How to apply:
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV/resume including salary requirements to:

The Associate Director Finance and Administration, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, UGANDA or by email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org not later than November 30th, 2012.

Please specify the Job Ref Number indicated alongside the position


Deadline: 30th Nov 2012




Jobs at UNFPA in Uganda - National Program Officer

Job Title: SENIOR NATIONAL PROGRAM OFFICER- UN JOINT PROGRAM ON POPULATION.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: SERVICE CONTRACT.

GRADE/LEVEL: SB5.

DUTY STATION: KAMPALA.

Organizational Context:

The Government of Uganda is committed to UN Reform and has requested the UN system in the county to accelerate its efforts towards greater harmonization and strengthened coordination and align itself strongly in support of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda tor Action. In this spirit, the UN Country Team has articulated a unified vision in its new United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2010/14, which is that it “seeks to support the capacity of Uganda to achieve the National Development Plan, with a focus on equity and inclusion, peace and recovery, population and sustainable development” Accordingly, the UN Country Team is adopting a Delivering as One approach and this is intended to enable the UN system in Uganda to respond jointly and more effectively to national development priorities, to accelerate growth and reduce poverty. Accordingly, the UNCT in Uganda has identified a number of areas for joint programming as, a key implementation modality for the UNDAF.’ One of these is the Joint Programme on Population. Within this context, UNFPA is seeking to recruit a Senior National Programme Officer; to enable it better perform its role as the Administrative Agency for the Joint Programme on Population which includes 10 UN agencies and several Government ministries and entities.

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, and direct supervision of the Coordinator of the UN Joint Programme on Population, the Senior National Programme Officer is part of the Core Technical Team, at the UNFPA Country Office, to manage all aspects of the inter­agency effort as well as provide oversight mandated of UNFPA as the Joint Programme Administrative Agency.

A full job description of the post can be accessed on the website http://uganda.unfpa.org.
Requirement:
A full job description of the post can be accessed on the website http://uganda.unfpa.org.


How to apply:
Email applications:

Should be sent to vacancyug@untpa.org

   1. Applications should be less than 10MB. (This includes the Cover letter and the P11 Form). All applicants must fill the P11 Form.
   2. The subject of the email should clearly reflect the position you are applying for and include your full names.
   3. Only online applications will be accepted
   4. Deadline for applications: Monday, 3rd December, 2012.

     provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity, and a healthy work life balance.
      NOTE: There is no application processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


Deadline:  3rd Dec 2012



Senior Conference Officer Jobs at East African Community



Job Title: SENIOR CONFERENCE OFFICER
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/055)
GRADE: P2
ORGAN: EAC Secretariat
DIRECTORATE: Human Resources and Administration
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Principal Administrative Officer

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To provide efficient and effective conference management services .


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop and provide conference Policy guidelines, administrative procedures
and implementation;
2. Coordinate, prepare and organise conferences, meetings, workshops and
seminars;
3. Handle all administrative procedures regarding the preparations, organising
and convening the said meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.;
4. Coordinate preparation and distribution of the relevant documentation and
associated reports;
5. Take note of emerging issues from discussions during conferences,
workshops and meetings, follow up with relevant authorities;
6. Facilitate travel arrangements for Officers going on mission and delegates
coming for missions;
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7. Liaise with the host Governments/Institutions to facilitate the fulfilment of
obligations of the Secretariat in relation to meetings, conferences, seminars
and workshops.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Arts, Social Sciences or a related field
from a recognised institution . At least eight (8) years working experience in similar
or related position. Knowledge of and experience in events management will be
essential.


SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
The candidate should have strong pro-active, organisational, analytical,
communication, administrative, computer and report writing skills. Good skills in time
management and the ability to deal with people in different capacities are desirable.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable once upon
satisfactory performance.
This position will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier
service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic
and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
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To be received not later than Friday, 7th December 2012 at 5:00pm.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.


Deadline: 7th Dec 2012


Principal Legal Officer Job Opportunity at East African Community



Job Title: PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER

(REF: EAC/HR/2012/054)
GRADE: P3
ORGAN: EAC Secretariat
DIRECTORATE: Office of the Secretary General
DEPARTMENT: Legal Division
REPORTS TO: The Counsel to the East African Community
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To provide legal advice to the Community in the implementation of its programmes
and activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for giving legal advice on the implementation of agreed
integration programmes and projets;
2. Responsible for coordination of the EAC Regional Judicial Education/Training
Programme;
3. Negotiaite, draft and review protocols, agreements, contracts, memoranda of
understanding and other legal documents in conformity with the East African
Community mandate;
4. Responsible for giving legal opinions to the East African Community, its
organs and institutions;
5. Representation of the Community in legal disputes at the East African Court
of Justice, other Courts of Judicature and other fora; and
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6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree in Law from a reputable university, and a certificate of enrolment
to practise law in any of the East African Community Partner States.
A minimum of ten (10) years working experience at national/international level.


SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
The ideal candidates should have excellent communication and leadership skills,
highly developed negotiation and interpersonal skills, effective legal research and
report writing abilities, high level integrity and commitment to the legal profession
and professional development; and be proficient in computer applications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable once upon
satisfactory performance.
This position will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier
service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic
and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281
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E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than Friday, 7th December 2012 at 5:00pm.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.

Deadline: 7th December 2012



Finance Director Job Vacancy at East African Community



Job Title: DIRECTOR FINANCE
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/053)
GRADE: P5
ORGAN: EAC Secretariat
DIRECTORATE: Finance
REPORTS TO: Deputy Secretary General (Finance and Administration)
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To administer and manage all financial aspects of the Community including
preparation and control of the budget, documentation of all receipts and payments,
assets and liabilities and safe custody of security documents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan, organize, direct and control the financial management functions of the
Community;
2. Make proposals for policies and formulation of procedures and strategies for
financial administration;
3. Responsible for the interpretation and application of Financial Rules and
Regulations;
4. Initiate review of Financial Rules and Regulations of the Community;
5. Oversee the day to day management of the finances of the Community
expenditures to maximise benefits of available financial resources;
6. Provide advice on financial management to Management and other Staff;
7. Guide on utilization of funds to ensure optimal utilization of finances;
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8. Monitor the budget implementation and its performance with operating plans
and standards;
9. Advise management on the status and use of monthly and annual accounts;
10. Guide budget reviews, preparation and discussions;
11. Maintain proper records and monthly and quarterly reports;
12. Co-ordinate and finalise replies to auditors’ observations;
13. Establish automated financial and payroll systems;
14. Forecast cash requirements/obligations as a basis of maintaining adequate
funds;
15. Ensure compliance to the Rules and Regulations governing accountability for
Donor funds;
16. Monitor and enforce compliance to set rules, regulations and practices;
17. Coordinate implementation of Council decisions related to financial
management;
18. Prepare progress and annual reports; and
19. Provide technical guidance to Professional staff in the Directorate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Masters Degree in Financial Management, Accounting, or MBA (Finance and
Accounting) plus professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, etc.
15 years experience with at least eight (8) years at managerial level. Should be able
to work independently in a diverse environment. Experience in working with similar
organisations or institutions will be an added advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Analytical skills, administrative skills, organization skills, communication skills,
decision-making skills, result oriented, computer skills with a working knowledge of
Accounting packages such as Sun Accounting System, etc., team building skills,
supervisory skills, planning skills, negotiation skills, networking skills.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable once upon
satisfactory performance.
This position will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier
service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic
and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than Friday, 7th December 2012 at 5:00pm.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.



Deadline: 7th Dec 2012



Research Assistant Job Vacancy at East African Community



Job Title: RESEARCH ASSISTANT (RA) (1POST)
– (REF: EAC/HR/033)
REPORTS TO: Senior Industrial Engineer
ORGAN/INSTITUTION: East African Community Secretariat
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 18 months.
STATION: EAC Secretariat Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania


MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Take a lead role in the conducting of the two commissioned studies, which will ultimately inform formulation of
“An integrated productive capacity-driven strategy for fostering meaningful integration in regional and global
trading system.” The Research Assistant shall undertake the research activity under technical mentoring of the
Nordic Africa Institute Programme Focal Point (NAI PFP), and is expected to conduct desk research, use research
instruments developed by the Nordic Africa Institute Programme Focal Point (NAI PFP) to conduct structured
interviews with diverse stakeholders in the EAC Partner States, collect relevant data and information, process such
data and information into universally usable data sets, and conduct initial analysis in consultation with and under
guidance of the NAI PFP, prepare research reports, use research instruments developed by the NAI PFP to conduct
Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with stakeholders in the EAC Partner States; and in this case as well, prepare
reports on the basis of the findings from the consultations.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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Must be a holder of Bachelor’s Degree with a bias / major in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Industrial
Economics, Development Economics, International Trade, Regional Integration, and Industrialization Management
with at least 5 years of research or consultancy experience in the field of industrialization, international trade,
regional integration, development studies, with a proven track record of research publications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This position is NAI funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of
support. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package. The position will be subjected to the EAC
quota system.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and
professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail,
telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:
The Secretary General,
East African Community Secretariat,
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania.
Fax No. 007 27 250 2455/250 4481
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
All applications should be received not later than Monday, 10th December 2012 at 5:00 pm.
The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC
Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.


Deadline: 10th Dec 2012

Jobs at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)- Grants Manager



Job Title: Grants Manager

( Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) , Uganda )


The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract

to be renewed depending on the availability of funds. All positions are based at Entebbe.

Job title: Grants Manager.

Reports to: Project Manager.

Overall Purpose of Job:

    * To ensure that the terms and conditions of award are adhered to and that the UVRI is responsive to relevant USG and GOU regulations.
    * The incumbent will also coordinate all Cooperative agreement actions between CDC and UVRI.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

    * Coordinate all the CDC funded Cooperative agreements to ensure that service delivery meets donor requirements.
    * Coordinate the development and review of Grant applications
    * Track grant expenses and ensure that they are correctly allocated to the relevant grants
    * Review all grant procurement requisition to ensure that they are all adequately matched and are in line with the terms of the award.
    * Work as the point person for CDC/USG on all grant requests that require project officer’s approval
    * Review all grant documents from CDC and ensure compliance to grant conditions, review all contractual documents for sub-grantee including MoUs, Actions Plans and approved budgets to ensure compliance with the Terms and conditions of the prime award.
    * Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Requirement:

    * HHS grants policy statement
    * USG grants monitoring
    * USG funding and procurement regulations.
    * Other procurement best practices

Work experience requirements:

    * 2-4 years' experience in grants management for an international organization
    * Experience in financial and procurement management systems in an NGO setting
    * Experience in program performance monitoring and evaluation.

Education Requirements

    * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business administration and Development Studies.
    * A master's degree in the relevant field would be desirable.

Skills and attitude required:

    * Knowledgeable about the PPDA rules and regulations.
    * Knowledgeable about the current M& E trends in a public health service delivery organization.
    * Ability to work in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment.
    * Effective oral and written communication.
    * Self-driven with a high sense of quality, efficiency and dedication.

Experience: 2


How to apply:

Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on Friday 30th November 2012:

All positions attract competitive salaries.

More information available on request.

The Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O.Box 49 Entebbe. Or hand delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



Deadline: 30th Nov 2012



Senior Accountant Job at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)



Job Title: Senior Accountant

( Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) , Uganda )


The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on the availability of funds. All positions are based at Entebbe.

Job title: Senior Accountant

Reports to: Project Manager

Overall Purpose of Job:

The purpose of this position is to serve as UVRI Accountant for all CDC funded activities, expenses, and budgetary accounts. The incumbent will design, develop and execute the UVRI fiscal activity and budgeting based on project plans, available resources and a sound knowledge of operational practices of the PEPFAR-funded program activities. The incumbent ensures the adherence to budgetary and financial policies and guidelines. This involves provision of recommendations on short-term resource requirements, forecasts and projections on the various PEPFAR and CDC funded activities at UVRI.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

    * Develops and directs the execution of UVRI fiscal activity and budgeting based on project plans, resources available and a sound knowledge of operational practices.
    * Ensures that obligations incurred and resulting expenditures of funds are in accordance with pertinent grants management and GoU laws and regulations.
    * Oversees the entry of accounting data into a variety of accounting and financial management systems software, spread sheets, forms, schedules, and reports.
    * Prepares a variety of reports related to the status of funds and forecasting, expenses, obligations, employee level of effort and workload.
    * Reconciles accounts and makes adjustments as required to provide analysis of expenses, status of fund, and other financial data for the preparation of summary statements and reports.
    * Assists in the development of accounting procedures and resolves technical problems in executing a computerized, integrated accounting system.
    * Reviews historical financial operating data and trends to prepare and/or validate estimates.
    * Compiles and coordinates the preparation of materials for budget preparation.
    * Monitors control point expenditures In relation to planned levels
    * Prepares and provides all necessary documentation to support any financial data (i.e., indirect analysis, transfers of funds, and special authorizations) for anticipated audits.
    * Writes reports that identify noncompliance with regulations, inefficient operations, or improper practices.
    * Develops constructive recommendations for improvements to the financial position of the UVRI.

Requirement:
Required Knowledge:

    * HHS grants policy statement
    * USG grants management and monitoring
    * GoU procurement regulations
    * Other accounting and procurement best practice

Work experience requirements:

    * At least five years of progressively responsible experience in USG program accounting or auditing is required.
    * At least two years of this experience at supervisory level is required
    * Experience in financial and procurement management systems in an NGO setting

Education Requirements

    * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business
    * Administration, and a professional qualification such as CPA (U), ACCA, CIMA with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in the public sector and/or an international organization.

Skills and attitude required:

    * Advanced level of analytical and computational ability to analyse, compile and present information in a concise manner
    * Knowledgeable about the PPOA rules and regulations
    * Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    * Ability to work in a team- oriented and multi-cultural environment
    * Effective oral and written communication
    * Self-driven with a high sense of quality, efficiency and dedication

Experience: 5


How to apply:
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on Friday 30thNovember 2012: All positions attract competitive salaries.

More information available on request.

The Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O.Box 49 Entebbe. Or hand delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 30th Nov 2012



Procurement Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)



Job Title: Procurement Assistant

( Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Uganda )



The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on the availability of funds. All positions are based at Entebbe.

Job Title: Procurement Assistant (100% time and effort)

Reports to: The Project Manager

Main purpose of the position:

To coordinate all procurements in regard to this project and ensure that procurements are made in a timely manner, ensure there is value for money and accordance with PPDA Act and regulations 2003.

Key duties and responsibilities:

    * Preparation of Local Purchase Orders
    * Preparation of monthly procurement reports to PPDA through the UVRI Administrator
    * Act as the head of the Procurement Unit
    * Maintain a list of approved providers/suppliers.
    * Maintain and up-date procurement, stores, and disposal records.
    * Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to management and the PPDA.
    * Receive and verify incoming supplies in conjunction with internal audit.
    * Check all incoming supplies against order
    * Put supplies in proper safe stock location
    * Issue supplies from store and execute proper forms
    * Take periodic stock counts in line with standards
    * Liaise with procurement unit on replenishment and acquisition of materials in respect to lead times and delivery details,
    * Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by management.

Requirement:

    * Applicants should have at least a Bachelors degree in procurement or its equivalent or professional qualification in procurement e.g. CIPS.
    * They should have worked in a Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) of an entity for at least 2 years; and
    * should be conversant with public procurement procedures and regulations. Must be computer literate.

Experience: 2


How to apply:

Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on Friday 30thNovember 2012: All positions attract competitive salaries.

More information available on request.

The Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O.Box 49 Entebbe. Or hand delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 30th Nov 2012

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