Public Relations Officer Job at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda

Job Title: ASSISTANT PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (ONE POSITION)

Job Purpose

To handle community related issues that require communication intervention at REA and will reportto and regularly consult with the Public Relation Officer and other members of staff.

Key Responsibilities:

The person selected for this position will be responsible for the following duties;

    * • Liaising with internal and external audiences on issues of electrifying rural Uganda

    * • Networking with other departments in REA to ensure that all community scheme applicants are mobilized and get sensitized on procedures of getting electricity

    * • Sensitize communities on productive use of energy, health and safety and readiness to consume power

    * • Liaising with the planning unit to ensure all responses for community schemes are addressed

    * • Updating the unit stakeholder database

    * • Increasing community awareness on other REA initiatives including; Community schemes, electricity cooperatives, the PVTMA project and solar loan scheme, Ready Boards, the REA Gender Component and other REA initiatives

Person Specifications:

    * • A good Degree in relevant field including; Communications, Public Relations, or any other related field in the Social sciences

    * • At least 3 years working experience in public relations and community mobilization

    * • Working knowledge of the media in Uganda

    * • Knowledge of gender issues

    * • Report writing

    * • Analytical thinking

    * • Team working skills

    * • Conflict management and good negotiation skills

    * • Computer skills in Microsoft packages, Publisher and presentation packages

    * • Basic knowledge in environment issues including way leaves and compensation management will be an added advantage

    * • Excellent command of written and spoken English

    * • Ability to plan, budget and account for activities undertaken.

Grade

REA 8

TERMS OF SERVICE

The persons appointed to these posts will be stationed in Kampala and they will follow the Agency’s rules and regulations as stipulated in the REA Human Resource Manual. They will serve on four-year contracts, renewable on satisfactory performance. Remuneration is attractive and market based.



How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by close of business

Friday 21st December, 2012 to:

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

2nd Floor House of Hope

10 Windsor Loop, Kololo

P.O. Box 7317 Kampala



Deadline: 21st December 2012




Assistant Internal Auditor Job at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda





Job Title: ASSISTANT INTERNAL AUDITOR (ONE POSITION)

Job Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Internal Auditor the incumbent will conduct various types of audits and reviews in accordance with accepted professional standards to determine the adequacy of internal controls, efficiency of the Agency’s policies and procedures and to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.

This position is to be filled by a Ugandan university graduate with at least three (3) years professional work experience in the areas of auditing, accounting or risk management.

Key Result Areas:

(a) Survey the assigned audit subject to obtain a working knowledge of the nature of the subject. Identify key risk areas, flow chart the business process and solicit input from auditees as needed.

(b) Develop the assigned audit plan including scope and objectives of the audit, and audit procedures. Obtain the Internal Auditor’s approval.

(c) Carry out tests, evaluate the results and draw conclusions, discuss with the auditees and present the findings for Internal Auditor’s input and approval.

(d) Draft audit recommendations and write audit memos, solicit input from auditees and forward for the Internal Auditor’s input and approval.

(e) Draft the audit report and obtain feedback from auditees and forward the report to Internal Auditor for quality review and dispatch.

(f) Follow up on implementation of corrective actions and issue draft reports for review.

(g) Conduct special assignments as may be assigned by the Internal Auditor.

(h) Provide assistance to regulators and external auditors as required.

(i) Ensure compliance to firm’s risk management policies.

(j) Perform any other duties as required by the Internal Auditor.

Skills

Knowledge and Skills:

1. English language, written and spoken.

2. Ability to demonstrate good judgment and a strong learning curve to understand the Agency’s business processes.

3. Knowledge of Windows and MS Office applications: – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project.

Education & Experience:

1. University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

2. At least three (3) years of professional auditing, accounting or related experience, preferably in energy sector or World Bank funded projects.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by close of business

Friday 21st December, 2012 to:

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

2nd Floor House of Hope

10 Windsor Loop, Kololo

P.O. Box 7317 Kampala



Deadline: 21st December 2012




Jobs at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda - OBA Officer



Job Title: OBA OFFICER (ONE POSITION)

Job Purpose:

To implement activities leading to the improvement of the affordability of connections to the electricity grids for low-income Ugandan households in rural, peri-urban and urban areas.

Key responsibilities:

    * • Support coordination and implementation of OBA project activities

    * • In liaison with the MERT as necessary represent REA in all aspects of the OBA project implementation.

    * • Receive and review quarterly reports from the Licensed Distribution Companies (LDCs), Consumer Awareness Consultant (CAC) and Independent Verifi cation Agent (IVA) with a view of ensuring completeness and compliance with agreed reporting arrangements.

    * • Support MERT to convene quarterly review meetings and act as a secretary to the meetings with the licensed distribution companies, CAC and IVA.

    * • Prepare consolidated OBA Project quarterly and annual reports as well as other special reports for the MERT.

    * • Regularly interact with implementing licensed distribution companies, CAC and IVA to ensure up-to-date knowledge on project activities, schedules, and issues related to the project.

    * • Explicitly ensure that licensed distribution companies, CAC and IVA are in compliance with relevant OBA Project safeguard, fi duciary and other project requirements.

    * • Generate, compile and provide feedback to the MERT, licensed distribution companies, CAC and IVA information on progress and achievements.

This information will be in a form that will enable all the participants to see the overall implementation of OBA Project

    * • Identify implementation issues and bottlenecks and, in consultation with the MERT, and other stakeholders actively and creatively seek solutions.

    * • Provide monitoring and support supervision of OBA Project activities.

    * • Coordinate the activities of the licensed distribution companies and IVA for the mid-term and full-term reviews of OBA Project.

    * • Lead and/or participate in public information activities to assist CAC in communicating OBA approach, objectives and activities.

    * • Carry out such other activities as are necessary for the good of the OBA project as assigned or approved by MERT.

Specifications of the Person

    * • An honors degree from a recognized University in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Commerce, Business Administration and Finance. In addition, the candidate must possess excellent computer skills.

    * • Possession of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management or business administration will be an added advantage.

    * • 5 years hands-on working experience in:

i) coordination and reporting for donor funded projects with multiple stakeholders

ii) rural outreach and field operations

iii) energy sector


How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by close of business

Friday 21st December, 2012 to:

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

2nd Floor House of Hope

10 Windsor Loop, Kololo

P.O. Box 7317 Kampala



Deadline: 21st December 2012







Rural Electrification Agency Jobs in Uganda- PV Project Officer



Job Title:  PV PROJECT OFFICER (ONE POSITION)

Job Purpose:

To work closely with other stakeholders in the Solar PV Industry including counterparts at BUDS-ERT (PSFU), and other relevant government players, including but not limited to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Private solar companies.

Key Responsibilities:

    * • Provide technical support including installation code, system configuration and sizing of PV systems to be installed under PVTMA.

    * • In collaboration with UNBS, coordinate approval of new products and disseminate a list of all approved solar PV products to all stakeholders.

    * • Coordinate support to UNBS to develop solar PV standards and establish a PV testing centre.

    * • In collaboration with the MFI Coordinator, provide technical capacity building to designated financial intermediaries, promotion agents and PV vendors

    * • Receive and coordinate the evaluation of applications from solar PV companies and other designated entities for supplying solar PV systems to target markets to benefit from subsidies

    * • Selection of target markets and packaging them for REA’s bidding to the private sector;

    * • Carry out market surveys in specified areas, to promote them to the private sector for initiating proposals to supply them;

    * • Carry out spot checks for installed and audited systems to ensure quality assurance and compliance to standards by the audit team.

    * • Monitor and evaluate, on an on-going basis, the progress in the performance of the PVTMA and its impact within the beneficiary communities.

    * • Perform any other duties as may be assigned or approved by the MERT

Specifications of the Person:

The desired candidate should have the following:

    * • A good BSc (Electrical Engineering or Physics) from a recognized University.

    * • Demonstrate good working knowledge in GIS

    * • Excellent computer skills.

    * • Experience of not less than 5 years either in the private sector or public sector including demonstrated knowledge of technical and marketing aspects of solar PV.



How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by close of business

Friday 21st December, 2012 to:

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

2nd Floor House of Hope

10 Windsor Loop, Kololo

P.O. Box 7317 Kampala



Deadline: 21st December 2012



Jobs at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda- Legal Officer



Job Title: LEGAL OFFICER (ONE POSITION)

Job Purpose

To support the Manager, Legal and Board Services in provision of legal advice and interpretation of documents and updating REA on any legislation and courts decisions that affect the Agency.

Key Responsibilities

    * • To identify, define and update legal policies in line with the Agency’s objectives and taking into account the Electricity Act and Government regulations.

    * • To draw legal instruments and/ legal documents on behalf of the Agency

    * • To provide legal services in the Law of Contract in relation to the Agency’s day to day operations.

    * • To provide guidance in the exercise of the Agency’s statutory power.

    * • To provide other legal services like liaising with the Solicitor General’s Office in the resolution of issues which may arise in the day to day operations of the Agency.

    * • Keeping the Agency updated on any legislation and court decisions affecting the Agency.

    * • Interpreting legal documents

    * • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Specifications of the Person

The desired person should have the following essential requirements:

    * • A good degree in Law from a recognised University

    * • A post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice

    * • Should have enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.

    * • Experience of not less than 5 years

    * • Must be computer literate

    * • The person should be mature in approach, firm, principled, responsible, dynamic, innovative, result oriented, self-motivated and a team player.

    * • Familiarity with the electricity sector would be an added advantage

    * • Must not be more than 32 years old.



How to Apply:

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by close of business

Friday 21st December, 2012 to:

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

2nd Floor House of Hope

10 Windsor Loop, Kololo

P.O. Box 7317 Kampala



Deadline: 21st December 2012




Jobs at Population Services International in Uganda- Chief of Party



Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 21 December 2012
Population Services International
Plot 2, Ibis Vale
Kololo Kampala

PACE seeks a highly qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated $50 million USAID-funded project for Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) in Uganda beginning in late 2013. The project will have a strong focus on increasing the adoption of healthy behaviors (including uptake of critical health services) through strengthened health communication for improved health outcomes.
The COP shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the program with an appropriate balance of technical, managerial and interpersonal skills and experience. S/he shall have a deep understanding of Communication for Healthy Communities program goals and objectives and be able to articulate the strategic vision for the program.
The USAID solicitation for this project requires that "a minimum of four out of five key personnel positions for this proposal must be from either Uganda or the East African Region. Countries comprising the East African Region include Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia, and Southern Sudan." Nationals from these countries are highly encouraged to apply. * This position is contingent upon funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the USAID funded Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) program; 2. Act as key liaison with USAID and other stakeholders on the program; 3. Provide technical leadership, and oversee project implementation and monitoring of activities to meet performance targets; 4. Develop and manage donor budgets 5. Manage project staff and supervise partner organizations and sub-grantees; 6. Expand, monitor, and identify opportunities for increased efficiencies of communication strategies through public and private sector; 7. Lead and monitor the development of marketing, communication and annual work plans 8. Assist in design, implementation and oversight of research activities, working closely with research and the communications team to ensure research is driving an 'evidence to action' approach to health communication. 9. Ensure donor contract compliance, financial management and high quality donor reporting; 10. Function within a fully integrated structure by ensuring continuous coordination with relevant project, technical and operational teams; 11. Identify and pursue opportunities to implement and further develop existing innovations, as well as new ones. 12. Implement and strengthen organizational policies, procedures and systems 13. Develop external relations, in particular with government, NGO, donors and the private sector

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
# A Master's Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field
# Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the fields of health communication, promotion and/or education
# Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations
# Documented experience in providing the level of technical assistance that is required to complete the work
# Demonstrated ability to work at all levels of a health-delivery system, with government representatives and related decision-makers and leaders, with other cooperating agencies, and with community leaders;
# Excellent past performance references (contacts shall be provided, including email)
# Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies and procedures
# Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English)
# Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility, including relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff.


How to apply:
Please email your application and resume to apply@pace.org.ug before close of business December 21


Deadline: 21st December 2012




Health Specialists Job Vacancy at Chemonics in Uganda


Job Title: Health Specialists

Chemonics seeks senior-level health specialists for long- and short-term assignments for an anticipated USAID-funded health project in Uganda. The project aims to expand availability, increase affordability, and improve the quality of health services by private service providers. Specialists will develop and implement technical activities to support private sector involvement in health-care delivery. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
We seeking specialists in the following technical areas:

    * Public-private partnerships
    * Behavior change communications and social marketing
    * Pre-service and in-service training
    * Health finance
    * Private sector health service delivery (hospitals, clinics, private practitioners)
    * Health service expansion and integration
    * Institutional and human capacity building
    * Health policy and advocacy
    * Quality improvement and assurance
    * Maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition
    * Reproductive health and family planning
    * HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
    * Monitoring and evaluation

Qualifications:

    * Advanced degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field required
    * Minimum seven years of experience in a relevant field
    * Expertise in HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; family planning; reproductive health; and maternal, neonatal, and child health preferred
    * Experience interacting with government agencies, national counterparts, and international donor agencies
    * Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
    * Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    * Fluency in English required



How to Apply:
Send electronic submissions to ugandaphsrecruit@gmail.com by December 31, 2012. Please include "Health Specialists - Uganda PHS" in the e-mail subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. No submissions or expressions of interest will be considered after this date. To review additional job opportunities, please visit our website at www.chemonics.com.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Health Specialists - Uganda PHS" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.



Deadline: 31st December 2012




Technical Officer Job Vacancy at FHI 360 in Uganda



Job Title: Technical Officer - Health Communication, Communication for Healthy Communities, Kampala
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2013

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology- creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Technical Officer III- Health Communication, Communication for Healthy Communities in Uganda.
Position Description: This individual shall support the Chief of Party in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of health communication interventions for a USAID-funded, 5-year, multi-million dollar health communication program in Uganda. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. This position will be based in Kampala.

S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive health communication interventions, and related capacity strengthening. S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements detailed below. The Technical Officer III- Health Communication, Communication for Healthy Communities will: Provide technical oversight and leadership to the design, development, planning, implementation of all health communication interventions; Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of global level innovative technical strategies, developing strategies and tools for specific technical components. Provides technical leadership and support in the development and dissemination of health communication tools, materials, reports, papers, and other project materials; Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to FHI 360 and donor technical standards; Analyze data sets and technical assessment findings; Participates in the analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines. Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures. Participates in the development of quarterly, annual and ad hoc program reports for donor and other stakeholders; Identifies health communication technical assistance needs for implementing partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders; Provides or coordinates the provision of technical assistance and mentoring in the design and implementation of project activities to implementing partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders; Work with existing government structures and identified networks and organizations as appropriate and as requested by USAID to lead the development and implementation of a strategy for planning and implementing health communication programming Oversees technical staff on project, including mentoring and capacity building as needed; Reviews sub-agreements; Participates in developing strategic and implementation plans; Participates in any project special studies; Serves as company liaison to external organizations at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

Minimal Requirements: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline. Master's Degree or higher preferred. 8+ years with specific experience in health communication, promotion and/or education in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners, with progressively increasing level of responsibility. Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed. Applied experience coordinating mass media and multi-channel campaigns Demonstrated technical knowledge of health communication programs in Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS and TB programs as well as knowledge in other health programs in developing nations. Experience building capacity and skills of local implementing partners, government counterparts and/or other stakeholder in health communication; Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements Excellent English report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills Program management and implementation experience in Uganda; Relevant database and computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office); Demonstrated ability in managing partners and staff supervision; Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience; Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow; Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage.

*Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.


How to apply:
Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.


Deadline: 31st January 2012


Chief of Party Job Vacancy at Chemonics in Uganda


Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded health project in Uganda designed to expand availability, increase affordability, and improve the quality of health services by private service providers. Specialists will develop and implement technical activities to support private sector involvement in health-care delivery. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualifications:

    * Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in public health, business, social sciences, or a related field preferred
    * Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior leadership position managing complex health technical collaboration programs, preferably in Uganda
    * Chief of party experience with USAID or with other donors preferred
    * Knowledge of health policy and financing issues relative to private sector health service delivery
    * Experience developing innovative private sector health solutions, including public-private partnerships and provider networks
    * Ability to think strategically to develop private sector solutions to key public health problems in Uganda, including reproductive health/family planning, maternal and child health, and infectious disease
    * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior government officials within the Ugandan Ministry of Health at the national and state levels, U.S. and foreign government organizations, professional associations, and other development partners
    * Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    * Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    * Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
    * English fluency required



How to Apply:
Send electronic submissions to ugandaphsrecruit@gmail.com by December 31, 2012. Please indicate COP-Uganda PHS in the e-mail subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. No submissions or expressions of interest will be considered after this date. To review additional job opportunities, please visit our website at www.chemonics.com.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "COP-Uganda PHS" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.



Deadline: 31st December 2012




Jobs at Tullow Oil in Uganda- Head Corporate Affairs


Job Title: Head Corporate Affairs- Kampala Based

Tullow is a leading independent Oil & gas, exploration and production group, with interests in over 100 exploration and production licenses across 24 countries in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Tullow oil Uganda seeks to appoint a Head of Corporate Affairs to manage corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and policy issues associated with Tullow's existing operations and the future development of Uganda's hydrocarbon sector

The position is a senior role in the Tullow Uganda leadership and as such it is expected that this role will also contribute to the overall leadership of Tullow's Ugandan business. The successful candidate will be expected to directly support the general manager in the various external stakeholder engagements


The ideal candidate will be masters degree qualified in business, international development, public policy or a related field and have at least ten years pf experience in strategy development, Government advocacy or external affairs. Previous experience in strategy development, government advocacy or external affairs

Applicants should be highly motivated individuals with excellent written and verbal communication skills. They should exhibit high levels of personal integrity and have the ability to influence, inspire confidence, and build trust at all levels of the organization

How to Apply:
Please send documents to tullow@aikanhr.com on a date before 4th January 2013
CV which should include your contact information and 3 work related reference in either  Microsoft Word or PDF Format
A one page statement describing your suitably for the particular position, in either Microsoft Word of PDF format

Deadline: 4th January 2012



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