Planning & Resource Mobilization Specialist Jobs at Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Job Title:   Planning & Resource Mobilization Specialist
Number of Vacancies:     One (1)
Reports To:     Secretary General
Duty Station:     Kampala
Closing Date:
    11th January, 2013 at 4:30pm

Key Role:
To develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy and related plan of action for all the IRCU programs as per the strategic plan.

Key results areas:

    Develop and implement resource mobilization strategies according to IRCU’s vision, mission and philosophy
    Identify and exploit all possible means of resource mobilization, plan and negotiate partnership agreement with donors.
    Build capacity of IRCU staff in resource mobilization and planning
    Prepare and present regular reports to keep the leadership team abreast of the latest developments and progress in the area of resource mobilization.
    Provide technical guidance for IRCU’s programme implementation
    Coordinate secretariat planning and implementation of IRCU’s strategic objectives.
    Monitor and evaluate the Secretariat’s Resource mobilization and planning function
    Network with international and local stakeholders to promote the IRCU’s lobbying and advocacy.

Qualifications and Experience

    University degree in Marketing, Communication, Fundraising, Business Administration or related discipline
    A higher degree in relevant studies (such as Social Sciences, Economics,
    Development Studies, Political Science, International Studies and other related studies).
    Minimum 5 years' experience related to the above duties and responsibilities
    Experience with a proven track record in resource mobilization work,
    Proposal development and program design.
    Experience working with Faith-based organizations is highly advantageous

Person Specifications

    Good knowledge & skill in fund raising mechanisms and resource mobilization activities
    Superior knowledge of best practices in international donor relations and fundraising
    Strong analytical skills
    Strong oral and written communications skills (both technical and diplomatic writing)
    Ability to build and manage strong working relationships and foster open communications among diverse stakeholders
    Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes.
    Ability to be flexible in responding to changing work priorities
    Ability to work in multicultural and religious settings.
    Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other international languages is desirable
    Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies a benefit
    Proven negotiation, strategic planning and execution skills
    Proven ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and to perform under pressure.
    Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize.
    A team player, with proven performance in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

How to apply:

Each candidate for the posts above is required to submit his/her application letter (only in hard copy) with certified copies of his/her academic certificates/transcripts and a letter of recommendation from his/her leader of Church/Mosque/ place of worship not later than 11th January, 2013 at 4:30pm to the address below:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager

Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Namirembe Hill Plot 884, Centenary Road

P. O. Box 7502


Deadline: 11th January, 2013

Jobs at Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)- Peace, Justice and Governance Director

JOB TITLE:     Director –Peace, Justice and Governance
Number of Vacancies:     One (1)
Reports to:     Secretary General
Responsible for:     Manager- Peace Institute and Manager - Justice & Governance
Duty Station:     Kampala with frequent travel to program implementing Faith Based Organizations (FBOs).
Closing Date:     11th January, 2013 at 4:30pm

Key Role:

To coordinate, provide technical support, manage the programme team and contribute to developing thematic Issues in IRCU in line with the IRCU strategy and other IRCU policies; and link the organization with other internal and external stakeholders.

Key Result Areas:

    Initiate, support and facilitate the directorate and partner teams in program development of key themes in line with the IRCU strategy, policies and national development policies
    Strategize for the Directorate, set objectives for Managers, provide professional guidance and direction to the teams, manage, supervise and appraise staff in line with organizational policies and standards
    Build the capacity of teams and partners to engage in advocacy for Peace, Justice and Governance and participate in advocacy campaigns/ work in line with the strategic objectives of IRCU
    Maintain the quality of programs in the directorate by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating them against indicators identified in the IRCU strategy, plans and policies of the organization.
    Identify internal and external fora and opportunities for networking, sharing the IRCU program experiences and learning as required by the IRCU philosophy, and build mechanisms for incorporating such experiences and lessons in all the directorate publications.
    Contribute to IRCU-level policy making corporate interests and functions in line with organizational strategies and policies
    Mobilize resources required to implement the IRCU Peace, Justice and Governance program plans and innovative projects designed to realize the strategic objectives of IRCU. Manage such resources and make financial reports following IRCU and donor guidelines.
    Maintain, monitor and control communication between IRCU and stakeholders in line with the organizational communication policy and strategy.

Qualifications and Experience

    A masters’ degree in Peace, Conflict Studies, Human rights & Good governance, Law, International relations, or any social sciences. PHD in any social sciences or related field shall be of added advantage
    Additional trainings in Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking and International policies on Peace, Justice and Governance.
    A minimum of six years’ proven experience at senior or managerial level in a related field.

Person Specifications

    Experience in Planning and programme implementation in NGOs.
    Strong advocacy, lobbying and networking skills.
    Good organizational, attention to detail and coordination skills; ability to work calmly under the stress of conflicting deadlines and assignments.
    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment and maintain complete confidentiality.
    Flexible in approach and receptive to new ideas and ways of working
    Knowledge of participatory rural approaches
    Capacity building and training skills.
    Microsoft Office applications experience a definite plus (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher)
    Must be able and willing to travel
    Ability to be a self-starter and work on own initiative, but also work closely with others.
    Ability to impart knowledge and encourage others; prepare and deliver effective reports/presentations in one to one
    Ability to manage emergencies.
    Strong governance and leadership skills.

How to apply:

Each candidate for the posts above is required to submit his/her application letter (only in hard copy) with certified copies of his/her academic certificates/transcripts and a letter of recommendation from his/her leader of Church/Mosque/ place of worship not later than 11th January, 2013 at 4:30pm to the address below:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager

Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Namirembe Hill Plot 884, Centenary Road

P. O. Box 7502


Deadline: 11th January 2013

Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda- Software Developer

Job Title: Software Developer
Principle Accountabilities:
•    Undertake the technical evaluation of new or prospective software development features, enhancements, upgrades and related products
•    Set up and maintain a test/ quality assurance/ production environment
•    Setup and maintain a test/ quality assurance/ production environment

Required Qualifications and Experience
Applicants for this position must possess
•    A bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar academic training
•    At least 3 years experience as a software Developer
•    At least 2 years experience in ASP.NET and C# including ADO.NET
•    Able to assist in distilling and specifying user requirements

Key Deliverables
•    Required software functionality
•    Monthly timesheets

How to Apply:
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may hand deliver, email or post an application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least 2 professional referees to;
The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O Box 22418, Kampala

Deadline: 4th January 2013

Country Director Job at Uganda Village Project (UVP)

Job Title: Country Director

- Uganda Village Project, Iganga Town
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012
Iganga Town

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) promotes public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. Our organization maintains a network of partnerships working to innovate and support locally specific solutions that draw together multiple stakeholders for results-based programming. As a global nonprofit organization, we work directly with community members, community based organizations (CBOs) and local government to utilize local knowledge and maximize community ownership. Our core program, "Healthy Villages" is an innovative, grassroots approach to addressing rural healthcare and public health in Uganda. Its goal is to improve the provision of healthcare and of preventative health education to underserved populations across rural Iganga District.

The Country Director is the leader of UVP's staff in Uganda and works closely with the Board to ensure the needs of the Ugandan side of the organization are being met in terms of finances, publicity, human resources, and programmatic issues. The Country Director has the responsibility of trying to look ahead to foresee the organization's needs, and to see what areas need improvement or development. This is an opportunity to work with a young, small and flexible, vibrant organization that has been growing quickly.

Required skills and experience:

Master's degree in Public Health, graduate degree in nonprofit management, or other Master's level degree (must be in a related field)

Adaptability, creativity

Strong leadership skills and experience

Extensive (minimum 1 year) work or volunteer experience in a developing country or resource poor environment

Experience in program management

English fluency including superior communication skills (oral and written)

Strong computer literacy, comfort with Microsoft Office programs, and ability to successfully use social networking websites to promote our activities. Experience with the Google for Business suite is a plus.

Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders

Ability to balance and prioritize a variety of tasks concurrently

Basic accounting skills for budget projections and financial record-keeping.

Negotiation and conflict management skills

High level of energy and commitment

Experience with grantwriting and program monitoring and evaluation are pluses.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV/resume to the Director, Alison Hayward at: - you will be contacted if you are chosen for an interview.

The deadline is December 31st, 2012, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis as applications are received.

Deadline:31st December 2012

Health System Specialist Jobs at Management Sciences for Health in Uganda

Job Title: Health System Strengthening Specialist, Kampala
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012


Overall Responsibilities

The SURE Program seeks a long-term technical assistance in Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) to improve medicines management and to strengthen institutional functioning, including health system effectiveness, efficiency and equity in order to increase availability of essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS).

Building upon previous works by DELIVER and SCMS, SURE will design and implement an integrated supply chain system bridging linkages and harmonization at all levels. SURE will help institute uniform processes, standard operating procedures, Indicator based performance monitoring and support the strengthening of communication information technology including management information systems and web based ordering and reporting. The HSS Specialist with his/her unit will play a central role in development and support to new integrated supply systems, providing logistics management support to technical programs, ensuring a well-functioning quantification and procurement planning unit, implement pharmaceutical and financial information systems and support the national roll out of a supervision performance assessment strategy to strengthen medicines management nationwide.

The HSS specialist will be the change agent pushing forward from design to implementation the Policy Options Analysis recommendations and translating them into tangible systems change to realize the desired efficiencies and effectiveness of the supply system chain.

The systems changes includes, but are not limited to, the mainstreaming of TB and laboratory supplies into that of essential medicines and health supplies, supporting the implementation of the Vital, Essential and Necessary classification, support efforts to strengthen equity in resource allocation, streamlining ARV supply to one facility –one supplier, establishing a sustainable set up for regular quantification and procurement planning increasing the role and responsibilities of the private-not-for-profit sector The HSS specialist will cooperate, collaborate and coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Finance and implementing partners including the private sector (private not-for-profit and private for-profit entities), NMS, JMS and other key stakeholders and will work closely with the Chief of Party, Pharmacy Division, Ministry of Health technical programs and the SURE management team.

The HSS specialist will be responsible for the management of a larger team of SURE and MoH seconded staff and will be responsible for the implementation, planning and monitoring of agreed health system strengthening activities.

International allowances are available for eligible canididates.

Specific Responsibilities:

    To manage the HSS area within SURE and manage the SURE team and secondments responsible for HSS activities.
    Support capacity building in the SURE team and secondments in planning and managing implementation of planned activities.
    Ensure broad coordination and collaboration with the MoH, the Ministry of Finance and implementing partners including the private sector (private not for profit and private for profit entities), NMS, JMS and other key stakeholders.
    To strengthen implementation of the Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) at the Ministry of Health Pharmacy Division and ensure bimonthly stock status reports.
    To support and guide the establishment of a financial and commodity tracking information system to support national commodity quantification and procurement analysis for EMHS, HIV, TB, and malaria control, in collaboration with all program stakeholders and partners
    To support and coordinate implementation of ARV harmonization including ensuring a one quantification, one procurement plan, a coordinated warehousing/ distribution system and capacity building for establishment of a single reporting system for PEPFAR implementing partners.
    To coordinate and support implementation of the single source/distribution supply system for ARV's - one-facility-one supplier in coorporation with NMS, JMS, MAUL to increase on efficiency and reduce financial loss and waste of the scarce resources.
    To support and strengthen the roll out of the ARV web-based ordering and reporting system.
    Support streamlining efforts of the MoH technical program commodity supply-chains including integration of TB and lab commodities streamlining at central and facility level.
    Support the development and implementation of MoH technical program specific assessment and ensure utilization of findings to further strengthen logistic management of EMHS.
    Provide technical assistance in the delivery of the planned SURE support to MoH technical programs.
    Provide technical assistance and support to the Pharmacy Division to roll out the Supervision and Performance Assessment to non-SURE supported districts.
    Provide technical support to the MPM-TWG.
    Work with the SURE information systems experts, MoH/Pharmacy Division, technical programs and implementing partners to strengthen logistic management M&E.
    Assist in developing appropriate M&E systems for monitoring impact of new innovative interventions.
    Support the MoH and Pharmacy Division in the implementation of the VEN strategy at central and facility level and support efforts to strengthen equity in resource allocations.
    Work closely with the COP to manage relationships and maintain routine communications with MoH partners, and all other related stakeholders and be part of the SURE management team.


    Master's degree in pharmacy, public health , or related degree relevant to the broad areas of health systems strengthening;
    Documented 8 years of senior-level experience in management, planning and health systems strengthening;
    Minimum of 10 years of international working experience from the field of pharmaceutical management, supply chain management, quantification and procurement, and health system change;
    Good understanding of developing and implementing assessment and impact studies;
    Good knowledge and expertise in quantification and procurement planning;
    Good understanding of medicines management related to EMHS including the MOH technical program commodities;
    Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
    Strategic thinker with people skills and managerial, coordination, and organizational skills;
    Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral);
    Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system/pharmaceutical sector. Previous experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage;
    Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines; and
    Strong teamwork and team-building skills, strong management and supervisory experience.

Note: This position attracts international benefits where eligible.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to For more information about MSH, please visit our web site at If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume to If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to

Deadline: 31 December 2012

Jobs at International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in Uganda- Reproductive Health Project Officers

Job Title: Reproductive Health Project Officers - (Three Positions), Ethiopia
Closing Date: Friday, 28 December 2012

Background information

The IIRR is an international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in people‐centered and sustainable development programs in Africa and Asia. IIRR is well reputed for its knowledge management capacity through documentation of best development-oriented practices, and is seeking to strengthen Africa (South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia) program activities by appointing Reproductive Health Project Officers.

Job Summary

Health is a basic right for all. Health impacts on work, school and family life. The Reproductive Health Project Officers will play the vital role of coordinating and facilitating implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health activities with a particular focus on women and youth work activities. S/he will liaise with other partners in providing information and access to information on family planning and the delivery of services at community facilities. The Reproductive Health Project Officers will report directly to the Program Managers at Country level on management issues and technical matters to the Reproductive Health project Coordinator.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

At country level, Coordinate assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative RH interventions in community settings
Developing culturally-appropriate SRHR education materials
Ensure that IIRR SRHR program is working to improve quality and scale up of RH services including support for postnatal contraception counseling particularly for youths (female and male)
Plan and prepare proposals for potential program/donor funding and/or contribute to health program proposal development as well as budgeting.
Conduct situational analysis on unmet needs in Reproductive Health particularly amongst vulnerable youth and women in targeted communities and work with the rest of the health team to design and implement innovation approaches to address these.
Mobilize the target communities and help create/strengthen CBOs relevant for the promotion and provision of SRHR products and services.
Ensure that all RH Documentation of best practices.
Ensure that there is community advocacy mobilization being conducted by partners to support the uptake of RH services
Ensure planning and preparation of monthly and quarterly activities and reports


A first degree with experience in public health , health education , communications, behavioral or social sciences , or related field

Minimum of 3 years' experience desired in areas of public health , sexual health, or sexuality.
Experience in planning, providing and coordinating sexual and reproductive health projects and trainings a plus
Experience working in both hospital and community settings is an advantage;
Prior experience working in the project target areas is a plus
Knowledge of the local language in the project area is a plus

Competencies / Attributes / Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent written & oral communication skills in a multicultural environment.
Excellent rapport building, networking and relationship management experience.
Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage good working relationships internally & externally.
Entrepreneurial drive, passion, and ability to help share the organization's marketing strategy.
Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting;
Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard;
Must be a team player and demonstrate leadership skills;
Ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently and observe confidentiality.
Manage own tasks and priorities effectively and with minimal supervision.

Special working conditions :
The incumbent may have to work odd and/or long hours at a time to complete special requests for projects.
Commitment to the realization of team goals, objectives and targets.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are to apply by email. Indicate the country of preference in your application with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and current remuneration package.

Closing date for applications is 28th December 2012 before 5pm to:

Human Resources and Administration Officer,
International Institute for Rural Reconstruction,
Africa Regional Center, P. O. Box 66873-00800, Nairobi,
Email To:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th December 2012

Health Specialists Jobs at Chemonics in Uganda

Job Title: Health Specialists, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012

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


    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 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.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to 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

Jobs at Handicap International in Uganda- Head of Mission

Job Title: Head of Mission, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Handicap International
Second Life Uganda Fort Portal Branch, Plot 30 A 109
Kasese, Uganda
Tel: +256 483 444073

Starting date : ASAP Length of the assignment : 6 months minimum Closing date for application : 15/01/13 Advertisement reference : CDMUganda

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association:

JOB CONTEXT: Some 29 multilateral or bilateral development partners provide support to Uganda. The four biggest - the World Bank, the USA, the European Union and the African Development Bank - provide 60% of total aid. In 2009/10, total external assistance was around $1.6 billion (compared to GDP of $16 billion). The UK is the second-largest bilateral donor. Our strengths include our professional expertise in-country, our willingness to provide leadership in key programme areas, and our approach - aligned closely with national priorities but able to work flexibly enough to influence other development partners and spearhead a range of joint approaches to programming. However, the relative contribution of donors to the Ugandan economy, and the influence they hold, is diminishing including on issues of transparency and accountability.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Challenges and goals: You are responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the country strategy and the growth of program portfolio in line with HIF's values, Programming Principles, and Strategy. You must also ensure that systems / procedures are in place and being properly implemented that ensure the proper management, well being and safety of HIF staff and the proper use of HIF resources. You must create a shared vision among all staff. You are responsible for promoting HIF values and principles and ensuring an organizational culture where HIF core values are embedded, team work is encouraged and all staff feels valued. You are responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners.

Activities: Ensure the organisation's representation in the field Develop the programme's pluri-annual strategy Manage the drawing up of the annual programme implementation plan Develop his/her programme's operational framework and manage its implementation

Direct the implementation of operational strategy Manage the implementation of human resources strategy Direct the implementation of financial strategy Direct the implementation of communication strategy

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Mandatory: Any related diploma (administration, economics, finance, development, political sciences) - at least 10 years experience in total and 3 years experience minimum as Humanitarian on a coordination position in an international recognized Humanitarian INGOs, - Experience of high level representation with donors and ministries. - Experience of management with at least 3 to 4 direct line collaborator (administrative, logistic and project national staff) - Experience working with multicultural and pluri-disciplinary teams in various sectors, both internal and external to the mission or programme. - Knowledge of public aid to development and emergency assistance issues. - Implementation and development of projects, - Team management, - Project engineering-related issues (financial and budgetary procedures, organisation, planning, reporting, implementation of the project cycle)Hands-on experience in similar positions and projects (start-up) in a humanitarian context. Excellent negotiation and adaptation skills to multi-cultural, multi-actor environments. Excellent organizational and coordination skills Ability to prioritize and handle several tasks at a time. True team player and communicator. Good knowledge of normal range of office computer programmes. Autonomy Complementary: Master degree Experience in project management and disability project Mine Action experience Experience with HI Experience in Uganda

REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: English; French is a plus

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Salary: 2400-2700 € gross salary/month + 457 Euros net/month expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance

How to apply:
Please send resume and covering letter with the reference: CDMUganda to: HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 - FRANCE By Email: Or by our website: Please do not telephone

Deadline: 15th January 2013

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