Logistics Officer Job Vacancy at International Rescue Committee in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Logistics Officer, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 21 December 2012
International Rescue Committee
Naguru, Kampala, Uganda

The IRC in Uganda is actively seeking a dynamic individual who will provide leadership and direction to the logistics function of the agency. He/ She is responsible for managing all logistics activities and the analysis and documentation of all logistics information with regards to procurement, assets and inventory, fleet management and ICT. The Senior Logistics Officer is a key staff member in the management of the country office logistics and links with both the IRC Uganda Field Offices and with the New York HQ, regional logistics and ICT personnel.

Monitor compliance to global and in-country policies and protocols in the country program.
Review and analyze logistics reports compiled by logistics teams in the different locations and submit monthly summaries and recommendations to the Deputy Director, Operations
Ensure reduction of operational costs and wastes in the logistics functions.
Supervise the daily activities of the logistics department in Kampala, including line management of two logistics staff.
Maintain a network of (NGO) logistics professionals in-country and maximize information sharing and learning opportunities.
Ensure procurement of quality supplies and services by IRC.
Lead the process of identifying and documenting contracted and authorized suppliers in all locations and ensure market and contract reviews are carried out as appropriate. Submit annual overview of contracted and authorized suppliers to IRC HQ.
Monitor the IRC fleet management in all locations, ensuring efficient and responsible vehicle allocation and use.
Act as focal point for asset insurance matters (in-country and IRC HQ Global Insurance)
Ensure the proper management and documentation of assets & inventory and asset disposal.
Provide accurate information on assets and inventory as needed for donor reports, financial year closing and global insurance through IRC HQ
Liaise with Global IT department for technical support to the country program in general and the IT officers in particular.
Manage the contract with the security guard service provider, including but not limited to compiling, reporting and following up on incidents occurring at guarded IRC premises throughout the country.
Responsible to support other logistics duties as requested and deemed necessary.

At least 3 years of experience in Logistics management with NGO's. In-depth knowledge of logistics policies and procedures.
Qualification in Logistics or Supply Chain Management or similar field.
High level of familiarity with computer word-processing, spreadsheet and database packages essential.
Demonstrated excellence in training and capacity-building of staff in logistics management.
Strong team-player, excellent leadership, communication and inter-personal skills, ability to work independently.
A team builder; must be culturally sensitive and have the ability and interest to identify and work with a multi-cultural team; good analytic skills; Strong motivator, coach and capacity builder with a good command of English.

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala; OR Email: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 21st December 2012

Jobs at Chemonics in Uganda- Environmental Specialists & Chief of party

Job Title: Environmental specialists & Chief of party
from Chemonics
Closing date: 13 Jan 2013

Chemonics seeks an environmental compliance specialist, curriculum development specialist, and a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Education for Environmentally Sound Oil Management project in Uganda. The project aims to build the capacity of government agencies, civil society members, and the private sector to carry out sound environmental management and biodiversity conservation regarding oil and gas development. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:

    Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction for the program
    Oversee and manage technical work and build strong relationships with Ugandan counterparts, particularly Makerere University, to create new advanced degree programs for prospective students
    Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and Makerere University partners
    Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors
    Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
    Work collaboratively to create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
    Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications


    Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in education administration, environmental management, or related field preferred for the environmental compliance specialist and the curriculum development specialist
    Advanced degree in education administration, environmental management, or related field required for the chief of party
    Minimum 10 years of senior-level experience designing, implementing, and managing environmental education projects in international settings
    Experience developing degree programs, educational curriculum, and short-term training programs in oil and gas resource management, and/or biodiversity conservation
    Experience working collaboratively with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies; USAID experience preferred
    Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage relationships with counterparts, beneficiaries, subcontractors, staff, and USAID
    Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

How to Apply:
    Experience implementing programs in Uganda or East Africa Send electronic submissions to ugandaoil@chemonics.com by January 15, 2013. No submissions or expressions of interest will be considered after this date. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Environmentally Sound Oil Management - Environmental Specialist" 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: 15th January 2013

Jobs at UNDP in Uganda- General Support Consultant

Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    02-Jan-13
Additional Category    Millennium Development Goals
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    20-Jan-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    60 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    60 working days


Since the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration in New York on September 8th 2000, Uganda has been working to achieve its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the set deadline of 2015. During this time, the country has made considerable progress towards meeting these goals, having achieved, among others, the target of cutting by halve (MDG1) the incidence of absolute poverty in the country, currently at 24.5%, down from the levels prevailing in the early 1990s. It is also on track to eliminate gender disparities in education, reduce the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five, ensure universal access to anti-retroviral drugs for people with advanced HIV, and provide access to safe drinking water to its population.

As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, which is the government’s focal point for MDGs, has been regularly monitoring and reporting on progress made towards achieving key development indicators embedded in the MDG framework. Among others, the Ministry has produced threeNational MDG progress reports since 2000, one in 2005,another in 2007 and the latest in 2010, in addition to numerous studies covering various MDG-relevant topics, such as poverty, employment, pro-poor public investment, etc.

Purpose and justification:

Since the last National MDG progress report was produced in late 2010 a number of developments have taken place which warrant the production of an updated progress report in Uganda.

To start with, a number of new micro-datasets have become available as part of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics regular surveying activities. These include the 2009/10 Uganda National Household Survey, which constitutes the main source of socioeconomic data in the country, Ugandan Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) of 2011, the 2010 and 2011 Uganda National Panel Surveys (UNPS), or the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey (UAIS), among the most prominent and relevant for the MDGs. Altogether, these surveys provide a rich source of new updated data and information on which to report on progress towards achieving the MDGs in Uganda.

In addition, as the world nears the 2015 MDG deadline, pressure has been mounting in Uganda to produce an updated National MDG progress report. The recently launched ‘Post 2015 Development Agenda’ global consultation process, which will culminate in September 2013 with a UN General Assembly High-Level meeting on the MDGs, has heightened the need to report on progress on the MDGs at a national level before that date. In this context, Uganda is planning to hold a number of Post 2015 national consultations in the course of the next few months, process which would greatly benefit from an updated, evidence-based analysis of progress in achieving the MDGs.

Scope of work:

The ensure consistency with previous work, the envisaged 2013 Uganda MDG progress report will follow a similar format to the one used for the 2010 MDG progress report. It will report, in this sense, on the latest official data available for the several indicators that define the Ugandan MDG monitoring framework and provide an evidence-based analysis of the situation of the MDGs for each of the eight MDG goals, drawing from both existing studies and primary research conducted for this report. It will include an informed consensus assessment of progress towards achieving the eight MDG goals in Uganda, using the traffic-light reporting method: On track/achieved goal (green), Slow/Stagnant progress (yellow) and Reversal on a specific goal (red).

Tentatively, the 2013 Uganda MDG progress report will be organized as follows:

    Executive summary: Summary of key findings presented in the report.
    Introduction: and introductory section presenting the objectives of the report, the data and indicators used, as well as other relevant methodological considerations.
    Development context: an overview of the general development context in which the findings presented in the report take place.
    Progress towards the MDGs: An analysis, goal by goal, on the status of each of the eight MDGs, together with an assessment of progress made towards achieving each of these goals.
    Thematic chapter: “Drivers of MDG Achievement in Uganda”. This thematic chapter will examine drivers of MDG progress in Uganda.
    Conclusion and way forward – Uganda and the Post 2015 International Development Agenda: Final section including concluding comments and some notes on the way forward. This section will include a summary of key messages coming out of the post 2015 National Consultation process on Uganda’s views for the ‘Post 2015 international development agenda’ global debate.

The work for the preparation of the 2013 Uganda MDG progress report will be led by the Economic Development Policy and Research (EDPR) department at the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with other key partners. These will include the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) country office in Uganda, which will provide technical and financial support under the framework of the ‘Evidence-Based Analytical Studies’ (EBAS) project, which it is implementing as a National Implementation (NIM) modality project with the Ministry of Finance. It will also involve closely liaising with the MDG Data Sub-Committee, chaired by UBOS, which brings together relevant government institutions, including EDPR/MOFPED ‘to strengthen the coordination and harmonization of efforts aimed at collating and disseminating quality MDG related data’.

To support the work of the 2013 MDG progress report team, the EBAS project will contract the services of one (1) consultant to work on the areas outlined below.

Duties and Responsibilities

Timelines and key milestones:

The timelines for the production and launch of the 2013 Uganda MDG progress report will be determined by the MDG information and dissemination needs outlined above. Tentatively, these will entail the following:

    Compilation and production of all background material – by mid February 2013
    First internal draft of MDG progress report – By mid March 2013
    Draft MDG progress report for dissemination – end of March 2013
    Final draft for consideration and approval by MOFPED – end of May 2013
    National launch of MDG progress report – end of July 2013
    Global launch/dissemination of MDG progress report – UN GA meetings of September 2013 

Consultancy requirements:

As indicated above, the consultant will be hired under the MOFPED-UNDP EBAS project to provide general support to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in the production of the 2013 Uganda National MDG Progress Report.

This ‘General Support' consultant will be hired for a total of sixty (60) person-days of work, to be undertaken during the time period outlined in the previous section: January-September 2013. In providing this support, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

    Bibliographic references (5 days): The consultant will compile a bibliography of documents relevant for the report, including, but not limited, to studies and reports examining for Uganda MDG relevant issues (e.g. poverty, child and material health, gender parity and women empowerment, etc.).
    Data collection (15 days): The consultant will work with the MDG progress report team, UBOS and other institutions represented in the MDG data Sub-committee to compile MDG relevant data for the report, in the agreed format.
    Production of MDG background notes (25 days): For each MDG, the consultant will produce a short (max. three pages) noted analyzing the situation in Uganda of that specific MDG goals, and describing the main (government) interventions undertaken in the past in that specific area .
    Editing tasks (15 days): Finally, the consultant will assist the MDG progress report team with editing tasks in the finalization of the 2013 MDG Progress report, including proof reading, table and graph editing as well as liaising with external editors and publishing companies.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 2nd January 2012

Jobs at Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd - Knowledge Manager


Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG), Uganda

Organizational Description:

Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. We envision a Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in need. Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions” Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.

UHMG is currently expanding and is seeking a dynamic qualified individual to fill the following position as part of its team.




Job Summary:

The Knowledge Manager will lead the process of organizing, storing, and sharing of vital information amongst staff and external stakeholders. He/She will be responsible for the documentation and dissemination of information to UHMG stakeholders. He/She will report to the Director Special Projects but working closely with other programs, BCC teams, and the Corporate and media relations teams in executing the Knowledge Management tasks of UHMG.

Essential Job Functions:

The Knowledge Manager will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:

    Periodically dissect UHMG strategic documents including the Business Plan, Capacity Building Plan, and disseminate to staff to internalize.
    Develop and maintain company internet or intranet web pages. Develop, document and disseminate publications on UHMG’s innovations, promising practices, and program reports including a
    UHMG quarterly Newsletter quarterly and annual reports and other publications.
    Work closely with various directorates to document weekly and periodical stories for USAID and other donor partners.
    Work with the Senior Level Management and Middle Level Management Teams of UHMG to develop UHMG PR materials including development, updating and monitoring UHMG’s website, brochures, annual calendars, festive season cards, and other materials deemed critical for the PR of the organization.
    Work with the finance and accounting department to present the organization’s annual report through its print publication and the corporate website.
    Lead the process of generating ideas and proposal narratives for prospective funding agencies. This also includes corporate partnership proposals aimed at generating revenue for UHMG through the delivery of CSR programs.
    Writing press releases that profile the work of UHMG among key stakeholders.


    A Masters degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
    Post graduate diploma or degree in project management will be an added advantage.
    At least 5 years experience in managing a senior grant management and administration of USAID, CDC, or other federally- funded grants/contracts.
    Prior experience with international non-profit organizations preferred.

Experience: 5

How to apply:
Send or deliver your CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly Indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope” to: The Human Resources & Administration Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21,27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. 0. Box 4553, Kampala.

Application deadline: 4:30pm on 21st December 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 21st December 2012

Jobs at Smile Communications (U) Ltd in Uganda- Corporate Sales Manager

Job Title: Corporate Sales Manager

About this job

Our client Smile Communications (U) Ltd is bringing about an internet revolution to Uganda with the introduction of its 4G LTE super fast, high quality and reliable internet access services. Smile is the only ISP in Uganda and only the 3rd in Africa offering 4G LTE and is looking for a number of highly experienced, talented and committed individuals to join their team. Smile is an equal opportunity employer.

Reporting to: Head of Direct Sales Force

Job Summary:

This role will be responsible for growing and maintaining relationships with customers within the Smile corporate segment (typically more than 50 employees) and achieving set sales and revenue targets for the assigned segment and business sector(s). The Corporate Sales Manager will have overall responsibility for selling and supporting Smile’s complete data product and service offering in this segment and within the assigned business sector(s). Focusing on potential and existing corporate customers, the Corporate Sales Manager’s most critical interactions will be customer presentations and face-to-face meetings with key influencers and decision makers in the target organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Develop profitable and sustainable sales growth plans for the assigned customer segment and business sector(s).
    Customer identification and recruitment: aggressively grow sales volumes and profitability within the assigned segment and business sector(s) through proactive sales, understanding customer requirements/ needs and customer relationship management.
    Effectively co-ordinate the activities of the resources assigned to ensure that sales and revenue targets for the assigned segment business sector(s) are met.
    Ensure that agreed sales targets and objectives are met by expanding market awareness of Smile’s brand, products and services.
    Register Smile customers onto the Smile network and install Smile routers, dongles and/ or other equipment at the customer premises.
    Attain intimate knowledge of the composition of the Smile market in the assigned segment and business sector(s). Create and maintain an up-to-date database of existing and potential customers within the assigned segment and business sector(s) with the view expanding the Smile footprint within the assigned segment and business sector(s).
    Attain intimate knowledge of each corporate customer (accounts) in portfolio: nature of business, critical business needs, trigger to decision to purchase Smile services, key influencers within the organisation, decision maker, etc.
    Update Smile’s corporate customer data base accordingly and make sure all information related to corporate customers (accounts) in portfolio is accurate and up-to-date.
    Be responsible for the safe keeping of cash received from sales until it has been handed over to the Smile Cashier or bank in a Smile bank account.
    Manage customer relations, attend to customer queries and continuously measure customer satisfaction and take prompt corrective measures.
    Review daily, weekly and monthly results and align activities and resources accordingly.
    Report on sales results and market conditions to the Head Direct Sales Force and make appropriate recommendations.
    Maintain in good condition all tools of trade (“equipment”) issued to you by Smile and ensure that they are returned to Smile for safe keeping at the end of every day.
    Provide any other ad hoc duties assigned to you from time to time by the Head Direct Sales Force or any other person appointed by the Company for this purpose.

Key Performance Indicators:

    Achievement of customer recruitment (sales) and revenue targets for assigned segment and business sector(s).
    Organisation – sales plans, route plans, execution documentation, meeting attendance and reporting.
    Customer satisfaction and relationship management (retention and complaint resolution).
    Conversion of prospects into paying customers.
    Product knowledge/ awareness of assigned market segment and business sector(s).
    Compliance to Smile Sales and cash handling processes and procedures.

Job Requirements:

    Degree in Business, Marketing, Sales other business related degree.
    At least 5 years direct sales experience with at least 2 years at a supervisory level or handling corporate/ high net worth accounts.
    Experience in the same or similar role in an ISP or telecom services provider will be of added advantage.

Skills and competencies:

    Local market knowledge. Product specific knowledge will be an added advantage.
    Successful tract record in meeting and/ or exceeding sales targets. Strong aptitude and knowledge of Sales and Marketing Techniques.
    Resource planning, organisation and time management skills.
    Interpersonal and networking skills – demonstrated ability to develop, build and maintain customer relationships.
    Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to present/ demonstrate various solutions to customers.
    Result oriented with a strong drive and determination to excel. Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanour.
    Able to work under highly demanding and challenging conditions.
    Willing to go an extra mile to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.
    Team leadership and management skills.
    Computer Literate and ability to understand numerical information.

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 smilejobs@nftconsult.com

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

Deadline: 2nd January 2013

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