Plant Attendant Job Vacancy at Mbale District Local Government Uganda




Job Title:  Plant Attendant (2 Posts) – Ref: DSC/PLO/MDLG

Salary scale: U8. Age Limit: 25 years and above.

Qualifications: “O’ Level Certificate;

Duties: cleaning and assisting in keeping the security of the plant; assisting the plan operator in basic maintenance of the plant; oiling, greasing or refueling the plant as instructed;


How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following Posts, which exist in Mbale District Local Government.

Applications in triplicate on PSC Form 3 revised of 2008 can be obtained from the Office of the Secretaries District Service Commission or Public Service Commission and should be filled in own handwriting and addressed to the Secretary, District Service Commission P.O. Box 2434, Mbale to be received not later than 13th December 2012.

Applicants serving outside the Traditional Public Service/Local Governments are required to give 3 referees one of whom should be his / her current Employer; attach only photocopies of their certified Academic and Professional Certificates, 3 Passport size photographs recently taken and an up to date Curriculum Vitae.


Deadline: 13th Dec 2012

Plant Operator Job Vacancy at Mbale District Service Commission in Uganda



Job Title: Plant Operator (1Post) – Ref: DSC/PLO/MDLG;

Salary scale: U8. Age Limit: 25 years and above.

Qualifications: “O’ Level Certificate; valid Driving Permit of Class E; clean plant operating record; Basic mechanical and vehicle maintenance skills.

Duties: operating plant for official duty and assignment; carrying out basic maintenance of the plant; reporting major technical mechanical faults to the supervising officer; maintaining basic records regarding the plant as instructed; ensuring the safety of the plant while on duty

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the following Posts, which exist in Mbale District Local Government.

How to Apply:
Applications in triplicate on PSC Form 3 revised of 2008 can be obtained from the Office of the Secretaries District Service Commission or Public Service Commission and should be filled in own handwriting and addressed to the Secretary, District Service Commission P.O. Box 2434, Mbale to be received not later than 13th December 2012.

Applicants serving outside the Traditional Public Service/Local Governments are required to give 3 referees one of whom should be his / her current Employer; attach only photocopies of their certified Academic and Professional Certificates, 3 Passport size photographs recently taken and an up to date Curriculum Vitae.

Deadline: 13th Dec 2012


Jobs at Uganda Road Fund - Communications Officer



Job Title: Corporate Communications Officer (Re- Advertised)

Uganda Road Fund

(Reporting to Manager. Corporate Services)

Main Duties:

1. Menace the Internal Communications

a) Develop and implement URF communications strategy in line with the company ‘s corporate Business Plan;

b) Develop and manage URF Public Relations program to ensure that stakeholders and the general public are informed of the purpose, activities, limitations and achievements of the Fund;

c) Prepare regular (monthly and quarterly) and ad hoc performance reports for the Executive Director: Prepare speeches for the Executive Director, the Board and other speakers for presentation at URF and related occasions

2. Manage External Communications

a) Prepare press briefs and conferences, newsletters, brochures, media advertisements, interviews on TV and Radio and other public communications for the Fund;

b) Manage URF s participation in external events (le trade shows and exhibitions)

c) Ensure access to information by authorized persons/agencies relating to the activities of the Fund, including performance against published benchmarks;

d) Provide updated and accurate general and technical information for that Fund’s websites;

e) Publicize activities and achievements of the Fund;

f) Handle inquiries and complaints from the public including initiating responses to such complaints in consult at on with the Executive Director,

g) Develop program and activities aimed at strengthening URF s Image and corporate brand.

3. Undertake other functions and duties that may be delegated to the position from time to time.

 Qualifications and competencies

Applicants must possess a degree in Mass Communication.

Public relations or relevant field and have at least 5 years’ experience in developing and managing corporate program communications in a reputable organization, preferably in the transport/roads sub-sector or donor funded projects. A post-graduate qualification in Mass Communication Public relations or related field is desirable.

Competencies:

a) Understanding of principles of corporate communications and media relations:

b) Ability to conduct research and prepare reports;

c) Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and demonstrate capacity to develop and manage corporate and program communications.

d) Strong interpersonal anc1 organizational skills;

e) Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and work effectively under pressure.

f) Ability to effectively organize and manage events

g) Extensive experience with computer applications Microsoft Office. Word. Excel. PowerPoint and Access Experience with the social media including face book, YouTube. Twitter and Flickr

Age limit: Not more than 45 years

Salary and Benefits

This position will be offered under a contract of three years, renewable. Attractive salary and conditions will be available to the right candidate.




How to Apply:

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by Uganda Road Fund Act 2008 to finance the routine and periodic maintenance of public roads The Fund seeks to recruit a Corporate Communication* Officer and accordingly Invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position at the Secretariat,
The Road Fund is a new entity and the Secretariat will need an energetic and dynamic person with the drive necessary to deliver a demanding business plan. Consequently, only the candidate who will meet the requirements of the position will be considered for further evaluation and interview.

Conditions for Applications
Applications accompanied by (I) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held: (iv) current salary (v) 3 referees, and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted either In hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund, 5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road,
P.O. Box 7301, KAMPALA
or by email to info@roadfund.ug


Deadline: 2nd Dec 2012


Operations Officer Job Vacancy at the Stop Malaria Project in Uganda


Job Title: Operations Officer

The Slop Malaria Project (SMP)
Job Description


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Operations Officer will be responsible for providing comprehensive project management support services to the Stop Malaria Protect play an active role as a teem member of the project team end provide project administrative, management and technical expertise in the implementation and monitoring of the assigned protects.

She/He will develop and maintain productive relationships with the Stop Malaria technical and financial sections and various other external project stakeholders and will work with the project teams to ensure the assigned projects achieve the set goals and objectives on time

The Operations Officer will have a full understanding of the Stop Malaria Project and assigned project funders regulations and will ensure project teams adhere to these regulations in the course of implementation of project activities

Duties:

    * Provide administrative end logistical support related to the procurement, custody and delivery of commodities and general SMP-related supplies and equipment
    * Manage operational/administrative project-related documentation and ensure appropriate electronic and hard copy distribution, filing and archiving
    * Maintain a database of project partners and stakeholders and liaise with them as needed
    * Coordinate protect related travel activities for the project team and activity participants
    * Develop, manage and retire project operational/administrative budgets and advances.
    * Play an active role as an operational/administrative project team member and coordinate the project team efforts by putting in place regular communication mechanisms
    * Ensure operational/administrative protect compliance with Stop Malaria and donor regulations in the implementation and monitoring of protect activities-
    * Develop innovative and needs based project management systems
    * Represent the Stop Malaria Project at relevant meetings and fora
    * Coordinate with technical staff to collect M&E data from zonal offices
    * Identify reliable vehicle hire services in the districts SMP covers and negotiate competitive rates/establish agreements for set rates
    * Coordinate and fulfill supply orders between Kampala and SMP Zonal offices
    * Monitor supply inventory and putting into place a working store monitoring system
    * Maintain an inventory of SMP equipment per USAID requirements and verity the inventory semi-annually.
    * Organize maintenance and repair of office equipment.
    * Create and maintain an efficient system tor vertical maintenance scheduling/ tracking planning and coordination
    * Encourage SMP staff to be proactive about transport requests.
    * Maintain a coordinated quarterly SMP travel schedule, which can be updated monthly and will indicate weekly districts/zones to be visited by staff
    * Ensure CCPs SMP vehicles are comprehensively insured
    * Establish a controlled refusing system (e g introducing fuel-coupons) obtaining credit services with a fuel company, maintaining a fuel card or any other method that will improve on internal controls)
    * Monitor and compare vehicle hire requests with invoices from vehicle hire services rendered.
    * Set up and be the first-line of support tor any SMP office locations, including coordinating furniture supplies and other logistic needs.
    * Ensure an orientation plan is in place for new staff before they join SMP
    * Manage the Administrative Assistant, Office Attendant Receptionist and Drivers (8).
    * Take on additional administrative tasks when necessary.

 REQUIRED Education, Experience and Skills:

    * Demonstrated high degree of integrity
    * Honest and able to manage and account for hinds accurately
    * Must have at least five years demonstrated experience in procurement and logistics management par USAID. FAR and other applicable CFR guidelines
    * Must be fluent and communicate efficiency and effectively in English -both written and spoken and familiarity with Luganda
    * Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team
    * Strong computer skills including Windows and Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel
    * Experience of internal control procedures
    * Experience working in an NGO environment preference of five years and above
    * Ability to analyze, interpret and present management information and maintain accurate records
    * Energetic self-starter who can see what needs to be done and make it happen
    * Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration on related field
    * Must have at least 5 years experience managing the administrative and operational aspects of an office

Desired Experience skills:

    * Experience with managing stores including establishing an inventory control systems is an advantage;
    * Experience working and liaising effectively with District and other government bodies.
    * Experience in the preparation of activity budgets and a range of financial and organizational administrative duties;
    * Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment; ability to work well with others;
    * Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects
    * Communication skills both verbal and written

How to Apply


The Slop Malaria Project (SMP) is a five-year USAID funded initiative awarded in September 2008 The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners- led by the Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg School of Public Health. Center for Communication Programme (JHU/CCP). Other Partners include Malaria Consortium; Communication for Development Foundation -Uganda (CDFU) and Infectious Diseases Institute Limited (Id). SMP is recruiting for an Operations Officer for a period of 9-12 months

Please deliver copies of your CV, academic transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to;
John Hopkins University
Center for communication programmes,
Plot 15 Binayomba Avenue Bugolobi (same street as royal suites, ambrossoli International School) Attn: HR Manager

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012



Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Saving Mothers Giving Life Coordinator


Job Title: Saving Mothers Giving Life Coordinator; FP-07
Vacancy announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 064/2012 Date: 11/26/2012 
                                            
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies

POSITION: Saving Mothers Giving Life Coordinator; FP-07

OPENING DATE: November 27, 2012

CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full time (40 hours) or Part time (32 hours); please indicate preference on application

U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The job holder’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate the Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) public-private partnership program. Under the Global Health Initiative (GHI), SMGL’s aim is to rapidly reduce maternal mortality in four western Ugandan districts. The job holder will work closely with all USG agencies supporting SMGL (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Peace Corps, and Department of Defense (DOD)), Headquarters in Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA, the Ugandan Ministry of Health, and implementing partner colleagues. Integral to SMGL progress, the job holder will coordinate and arrange interagency and implementing partner meetings; write and share meeting minutes; coordinate and collect data from partners’ implementing activities in the field; participate in partner technical working groups and disseminate findings; conduct joint site monitoring visits; write and share progress reports; participate in the development and implementation of project evaluation and other M&E efforts; assist in compiling data for a costing study; plan high level USG and SMGL partner site visits to Uganda; and perform other duties as necessary. In addition to SMGL, the job holder will have opportunities to review and edit concept papers and program descriptions throughout the design process, serve as a technical reviewer of health proposals and participate in the award selection, assist in writing health-specific operational plans, write project supports and communications documents, and provide any other support to the health, HIV/AIDS, and education teams as needed.

Background Information
The dynamic, diverse, and fast-paced Health, HIV/AIDS, and Education (HHE) office within the USAID/Uganda mission is seeking an Eligible Family Member (EFM) to provide support to a number of strategic health projects. The position is located in the Development Objective 3 (DO3) office.  DO3 is the largest DO Team in USAID/Uganda, with 40 staff. There are three Teams within the DO3 office – Education and Health Seeking Behaviors; Service Delivery; and Systems Strengthening. The job holder will sit on the Service Delivery Team.  Together these teams manage a wide array of programs, many of which are cross-cutting and integrated in design.  Each element of the portfolio contributes to the Global Health Initiative (GHI), seeking country-led health approaches that focus on integration of services, leveraging host country and other donor investments, strengthening health systems, a focus on women and girls, improved application of evaluation, innovation, and science and technology.

The office manages a $230plus million health portfolio and a range of projects in HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Malaria, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and Emerging Pandemic Threats. This position offers the opportunity for an EFM to provide strategic direction and coordinated support for health projects, policy and program development support, and leadership to one of the largest interagency Mission health teams.

The Service Delivery Team is a high performing group of 16 individuals including cross-cutting persons.  The team includes a US Direct Hire (USDH) Team Leader, an FSN Deputy Team Leader, 9 FSN Project Management Specialists, a US Direct Hire, a USPSC, one FSN Office Manager, a CDC malaria advisor, and this Program Development Assistant.  Together, the team manages actives totaling approximately $80 million.  The Service Delivery Program requires intensive multi-agency planning, extensive Government of Uganda (GoU) consultation, Technical Working Group alliances and consultation, and donor coordination at the program level.


A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1.  Education Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in global public health, international affairs, or other related field is required.  Master’s degree in similar field preferred.

2.  Work Experience:  Three to five 3-5 working years in a professional office setting, ideally within an international organization, required, with 2-3 years of experience in public health, international development, or other relevant field preferred.  Demonstrated experience in coordination of large-scale projects or working it teams. Preference given to candidates with experience coordinating with an international agency, host government or implementing partners.  Familiarity with the management of contracts, USG procurement and documentation requirements, and in project design, implementation, management and evaluation desired.
3.  Language Requirement:  Level IV (fluent - written and spoken) English ability is required.
4.   Knowledge:  Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to quickly learn international development and U.S. foreign policy priorities required.  Knowledge and interest in maternal and child health issues and current strategies for improvement and implementation of such programs is strongly preferred.  Technical knowledge is desired in one or more of the following programmatic areas: HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health and nutrition, infectious disease.  General knowledge of the health and public sector environment, donors and related private sector programs in Uganda is preferred.  
5.  Skills and Abilities:  Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills required. The job holder must have strong management skills and be able to order priorities and manage several activities simultaneously.

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

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

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

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

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.

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: 10th Dec 2012




Registered Nurse Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda


Job Title: WAE Registered Nurse; FP-6; FSN-8
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number:  071/2012 Date: 11/26/2012

OPEN TO:           All Qualified Candidates
OPENING DATE:  November 26, 2012
CLOSING DATE:  December 09, 2012
POSITION TITLE:         WAE Registered Nurse; FP-6; FSN-8
POSITION LOCATION: Chancery
HOURS OF WORK: Position will work as needed, maximum 6-8 weeks/year.

 The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Registered Nurse in the Health Unit Section.  Position is temporary not to exceed one year (WAE).

Note:  All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Provides routine and preventive health care to the American community including treatment of common illnesses and injuries with accepted professional standards and on call duty. The position reports directly the FSHP.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required:  Degree from a professional nursing school and in possession of a current and unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the U.S. or Western European equivalent is required.
 2. Prior Work Experience: At least two years of occupational health experience, with at least one year being with a Western primary health care facility is required.   Previous teaching with at least three of the following health promotion activities is required: smoking cessation, weight reduction, well child anticipatory guidance; emergency first aid; prenatal classes; stress management and relaxation and HIV prevention is required.
3.  Language Requirement: Level IV (fluent - written and spoken) English ability is required.
4.   Knowledge: Current training or working knowledge in emergency preparedness is required.
5.   Skills:  Demonstrated skill and ability to administer adult and paediatric immunisation programs according to current CDC standards, and ability to provide travel medicine recommendations and health precautions are required. Must be able to perform basic word processing on computer.

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

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

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

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




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.

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: 9th Dec 2012


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - WAE Physician


Job Title: WAE Physician; FP-5; FSN-10
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number:  074/2012  Date: 11/26/2012

OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies
OPENING DATE: November 26, 2012
CLOSING DATE: December 09, 2012
POSITION TITLE: WAE Physician; FP-5; FSN-10
POSITION LOCATION: Chancery
HOURS OF WORK: Position will work as needed, maximum 6-8 weeks/year.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:   Must be able to obtain a Top SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. POSITION IS TEMPORARY NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR (WAE).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Provides medical services to American direct hire employees and dependents of all agencies at post as primary care physician.  S/He will see Locally Engaged Staff upon occasion of injury on the job, referring any who become ill at work to their private physicians S/He works with technical supervision by the FSHP and RMO in planning and administering the health program at post, including at-post hospitalizations and medical evacuations.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required:  M.D. collegiate degree, completion of an approved internship and residency or equivalent, and a license to practice medicine (comparable to requirements in the U.S.) are required.
 2. Prior Work Experience: Prior medical practice and at least three years of progressive experience in internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine, and OB/GYN is required.
3.  Language Requirement: Level IV (fluent - written and spoken) English ability and fluency in use of professional medical terminology is also required.
4.   Knowledge: Must have general practice knowledge and understanding to deal with all types of cases seen in Health Unit.  Specifically:
• Must have knowledge and understanding of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Emergency Preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological situations;
• Should have regularly attended annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) training and seminars to stay current with medical practice at US and European standards;
• Should be aware of occupational, safety and health administration regulations and practices in line with US and European standards;
• Familiarity with US Government and Department of State medical regulations and administrative procedures, especially those involving medical evacuations. (May be obtained on the job).
5.   Skills:  Must be sensitive to needs and feelings of others and be approachable to every person at post in order to obtain and maintain the trust and confidence of employees and dependents.  Maturity, stability, objectivity, resourcefulness, adaptability and sound professional judgment are essential in this position.  Must have a customer-service orientation.

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

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

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

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



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.

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: 9th Dec  2012


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Small Grants Coordinator


Job Title: Small Grants Coordinator; FP-06
Vacancy Announcements

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 073/2012 Date: 11/26/2012 
                                            
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies

POSITION: Small Grants Coordinator; FP-06

OPENING DATE: November 26, 2012

CLOSING DATE: December 09, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full time (40 hours) or Part time (32 hours); please indicate preference on application

U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Incumbent is responsible, under the direct supervision of the Political Section and the overview of the Chief of Mission, for the conception, design, management, and implementation of respective activities related to the Embassy’s Community Grants for HIV/AIDS under the Small Grants Program. The Small Grants Program includes the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Community Grants for HIV/AIDS Fund and the Democracy and Human Rights Fund.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1.  Education Required:  Completion of a University Degree in liberal arts, business administration or sciences is required.

2.  Work Experience:  Two years’ work experience in an office environment is required.
3.   Language Requirement:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
4.   Knowledge:  General knowledge of development goals and ability to write clearly and concisely.
 5.  Skills and Abilities:  Ability to plan, arrange, manage and administer all programs according to U.S. government regulations. Must be able to work in a high-volume, high-productivity environment and to work well with others.  Must be computer literate, preferably with experience in EXCEL and MS WORD.  Must be able to draft concise and clear and recommendations.  A successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to plan and execute his/her duties with minimal supervision.  The candidate must also be willing to travel frequently to remote parts of Uganda to monitor and evaluate projects, and must be able to liaise effectively with projects implementers, beneficiaries, and local officials.
SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

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

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

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



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: 9th Dec 2012



Finance Manager Job Vacancy at NFT Consult Ltd in Uganda


Job Title: Finance Manager
About this job

NFT Consult Ltd is the leading human resources firm that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Summary:

The Finance Manager is the key personnel for all financial record keeping, compliance to financial regulations and policies, monitoring of financial controls and maintaining compliance to budgeting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    * Manage everything related to finance for both control of income and expenditure.
    * Develop and analyze information to assess the current and future financial status of the company.
    * Establish procedures for custody and control of assets and records.
    * Oversee the flow of cash and financial instruments.
    * Maintain accurate financial records and prepare clear reports for informational, auditing and operational use.
    * Oversee the preparation of accurate monthly management reports i.e. annual profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, revenue analysis reports, VAT, NSSF, PAYE and any others required by the 15th day of the following month.
    * Prepare operational and risk reports for management analysis.
    * Compile, analyze, review and monitor budgets versus expenditures for the company.
    * Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels and ensure expenditure control.
    * Resolve accounting discrepancies.
    * Co-ordinate and participate in the internal and external auditor processes.
    * Recommend, develop and maintain financial databases, computer software systems and manual filing systems, including supervision or management of accurate data entry into the financial systems.
    * Recommend and update accounting policies and provide orientation and staff training.
    * Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
    * Review client/supplier contracts to obtain a thorough understanding of the financial stipulations.
    * Oversee the company reconciliation process to ensure its accuracy.
    * Oversee the company billing and collection process to ensure its accuracy.
    * Initiate a rigorous collection process on invoices to avoid cash insufficiencies.
    * Advise on the proper allocation of resources.
    * Monitor the accuracy of payroll entries and reconciliation and its timely submission including management of payroll statutory deductions and employee advances to ensure collections and that employees are not over advanced.
    * Maintain confidentiality of sensitive financial information and reports.
    * Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and timely submission of all financial statutory requirements.
    * Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures.
    * Oversee and implement financial management procedures for all the other company locations outside of Uganda.
    * Ensure, delegating as appropriate, that each service location is adequately managed, staffed and resourced.
    * Establish Policies and Procedures, Employment, Volunteer and Internship Agreements.
    * Any other duties and responsibilities assigned.

Skills Required:

    * Knowledge of standard practices, procedures and documentation used in financial transactions and advanced bookkeeping.
    * Conversant with Quick Books and MS Office Applications.
    * Attention to detail, critical thinking, judgment and decision making skills.
    * Knowledge of financial regulations and policies as per Uganda Revenue Authority
    * Knowledge of international financial reporting standards.
    * Ability to understand financial policies and procedures and experience in effecting compliance.
    * Ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders.
    * Hands on information on accounting tools for making monthly reports and trial balance sheets, cash books etc.
    * Back stopping, evaluation and monitoring skills.

Qualifications:

    * Must have a degree in Business Administration with an Accounting option.
    * An MBA with a bias in financial management is preferred.
    * CPA or ACCA qualified.
    * Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role.


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 financemanagerjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 14th Dec 2012


Electrical Engineer Jobs Vacancy in Uganda


Job Title: Electrical Engineer


About this job

Our client is a cement manufacturer in Uganda that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;

Objective:

    * Carry out liaison with Power supply authorities (UMEME) in case of power problems in the plant.
    * Work very closely with Production, Quality and Mechanical sections to ensure effective co-ordination of Maintenance programs.
    * High labour turn over and Management Financial controls.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    * Enforces statutory regulations regarding safety, health and welfare of the Electrical team.
    * Prepares, submit and controls the annual electrical maintenance budget.
    * Ensure the proper scheduling, planning and executing of all Electrical maintenance activities of the entire plant to achieve the plant reliability level.
    * Provides on the spot guidance as required, develops skills, trains, motivates,carries out  coaching and performance appraisal of the employees in the section
    * Monitors, studies and improves the Plant’s Power Distribution system network.
    * Liaises closely with the Power supply authority (UEMEME) regarding power concerns in the plant.
    * In the absence of the Electrical Engineer represents the Electrical section in all plant operational meetings.

Qualifications:

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

    * Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Disciplines or Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering
    * At least three years of professional experience in a related field.
    * In depth knowledge of maintenance of all heavy electrical equipment like motors, transformers, switch gears, maintenance management methods, predictive inspection tools and computer based maintenance management systems.
    * Knowledge of statutory rules and regulation regarding Electrical distribution.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    * Up-front management skill (goal clarification, planning and problem solving, facilitating the work of others, obtaining and giving feedback, making control adjustment and reinforcing good performance).
    * Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
    * Leadership skills and good team player.



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 cementjobs@nftconsult.com

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



Deadline: 11th Dec 2012



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