Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda- Chief of Party



Job Title: Chief of Party, Health
Sector:     Health          
Location:     Uganda          
Employee Type:     Regular          
Employee Category:     Full Time          
Description

This position is contingent upon funding.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been a leader in improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations in Uganda since 1998, providing health services as well as health systems strengthening, in partnership government and non-government health providers.

Position Summary:
The IRC is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated United States Government- funded project to improve the health and nutritional status of the population in one of Uganda’s region through strengthening a district-based integrated health services package. The Chief of Party will (COP) will manage all aspects of program including meeting the objectives of the project while providing overall technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of the project, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the cooperative agreement. The COP is responsible for developing a strong, coherent vision within the project and initiating innovative strategies across the program. The COP is expected to lead and/or participate in strategic and high level meetings and fora with Ministry of Health officials, as well as other stakeholders in the health sector in Uganda. He/she will also serve as the primary focal point for the donor. This position and start date is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding.

Requirements:

    At a minimum, master’s degree from an accredited university in public health or related field.
    At least 15 years of relevant experience in health sector program management and implementation in developing countries. Experience working on large scale maternal and child health programs; technical expertise in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition.
    Strong background in health systems strengthening, particularly health governance.  Expertise in community-based approaches for service delivery and capacity building.
    Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    Broad understanding of comprehensive health system, health, population, and nutrition context in Uganda, with previous experience in Uganda or the region preferred.
    Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders.
    Experience managing and leading USAID-funded health programming.
    Demonstrated innovation and success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation.
    Excellent skills in developing and delivering trainings.
    Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
    Ability to conduct field visits to rural communities in remote areas of Uganda.
    Ability to work constructively under challenging conditions and in difficult environments.
    Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
    

How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8944

Closing Date; 14/06/2013




Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda - HIV Diagnostics Coordinator



Job Title: HIV Diagnostics Coordinator
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:



The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



Background:

In 2012, the Government of Uganda, alongside key partners, began a national rollout of point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing machines to over 200 health facilities. CD4 is the crucial diagnostic test to determine eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Access to CD4 testing, currently quite low in Uganda, is critical to guiding appropriate scale up of HIV treatment. These POC diagnostic machines, which are smaller and significantly easier to use than traditional CD4 machines, will allow lower level facilities to monitor CD4 without having to send blood samples to larger facilities, thus drastically increasing access.

In the future, Uganda hopes to introduce a number of different types of point-of-care diagnostic tools, both for HIV and tuberculosis.  The aim of point-of-care products is to bring diagnostics out of the laboratory and closer to the patient, reducing the burden on patients to access testing.  A number of new technologies that have recently become available or are in the pipeline have the potential to increase access to treatment for HIV/AIDS and TB, improve patient retention, and make healthcare  systems more efficient.    



Description:



The Diagnostics Coordinator will work with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to support the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.  The Coordinator will work on strengthening systems around the point-of-care machines currently in use in Uganda.  This will involve assisting the Ministry of Health with evaluation of the existing program, quantifying for supplies, and supporting the development of follow-up mentorship programs.



As new technologies become available, the Diagnostics Coordinator will focus on creating a conducive regulatory and policy environment for their use in Uganda and strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to adopt and appropriately scale up new technologies.  The Coordinator will provide analysis of the diagnostics market in Uganda to assist CHAI’s Laboratory Systems Team in negotiations with global device manufacturers.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The Coordinator must be able to function independently and flexibly, build strong professional relationships, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.



The Coordinator will spend ~15% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities. The Coordinator will report to the Deputy Country Director, who in turn reports to the Country Director.


Responsibilities:

Working in close collaboration with Ministry of Health officials, the Coordinator will be responsible for:

    Supporting the monitoring, evaluation and strengthening of existing point-of-care testing systems in Uganda
    Assisting the Ministry of Health to design and implement technical and operational pilots of new point-of-care technologies
    Assisting the Ministry of Health in the development of POC testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new POC diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
    Working with the Ministry of Health, key in-country partners, and CHAI teams to identify funding for increased investment in POC diagnostic products in Uganda
    Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the impact of POC testing and assess progress against project goals
    Other activities, as needed

Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5 years work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
    Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers and to negotiate and achieve consensus
    Ability to learn on the job quickly and synthesize a broad range of information
    Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced environment
    Willingness to travel in remote areas with limited services ~25% of the time
    Strong work ethic and flexibility

Pluses:

    Experience working in management consulting, finance or a similarly quantitative/analytical capacity
    Advanced degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field
    Experience working in Africa and/or developing countries
    Experience in working in public health, HIV or other infectious diseases

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2964/job

Closing Date; 14/06/2013



Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda - Country Director



Job Title: Deputy Country Director, Uganda
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:



The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



To support CHAI’s work in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, CHAI is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to fill the position of Deputy Country Director for its operations in Uganda.



Position Overview:

Based in Kampala, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will work with the Country Director to ensure the overall success of CHAI’s work in Uganda. The DCD will help support CHAI’sUganda team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the Ministry of Health. Reporting to the CD, the DCD will oversee the administration of the office, including financial management, human resources and office management. The DCD will help represent the office in liaising with CHAI headquarters and global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. The DCD will also spend ~50% of his/her time managing CHAI Uganda’s malaria program portfolio, and ultimately the HIV Systems portfolio,which involves elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) and uptake of Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics.
Responsibilities:

As a key representative of CHAI in Uganda, the DCD will:

    Support the CD in defining CHAI-Uganda’s overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
    Plan, manage and execute specific programmatic initiatives, such as the Malaria portfolio and the HIV Systems portfolio
    Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies and compliant with local law
    Oversee the financial management of the office, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning
    Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff
    Support the CD in human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff
    Ensure adequate on-boarding for new staff and identify training needs and professional development opportunities
    Oversee internal management of the office’s daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI’s legal, security and financial teams
    Support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors
    Manage processes for internal and donor reporting
    Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums
    Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships
    Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters to ensure that CHAI’s global capabilities are being fully leveraged
    Maintain a thorough understanding of the health landscape in Uganda and the Ministry of Health’s key priorities and challenges
    Other activities and responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

Required Skills:

    At least five years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
    Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
    Exceptional communications skills, both written and oral
    The ability to manage within sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships
    Strong problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently
    Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    Ability to mentor and lead teams for consistent performance
    Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources
    Strong work ethic and flexibility
    Comfort working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support
    Strong mentor, manager, role model and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team

Preferred Skills:

    Experience managing teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    Master's Degree, preferably in Business or Public Health

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2659/job

Closing Date; 14/06/2013






Civil Engineer Job at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda


Job Title: Chief Civil Engineer

JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/02/2013
POST : CHIEF CIVIL ENGINEER
REPORTS TO : Manager Aerodrome Maintenance
SALARY LEVEL : 12
VACANCIES : 01
JOB PURPOSE
To ensure that all engineering civil works are carried out efficiently and effectively and ensure that the Airport is in a state of good maintenance and repair so that the promised level of service can be delivered to users
EDUCATION
A good Bachelor of Science Engineering (Civil) degree. A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
EXPERIENCE
7 years relevant working experience 3 of which should have been at managerial level.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
 Must be a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and registered with the Engineer’s Registration Board.
 Must have proven managerial skills.
 Must be computer literate.
 Must have knowledge of relevant ICAO SARPs.
 Must have working knowledge of computerised engineering designs.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.
Input into Strategic Planning
1. Participates in the development of input into the business plan, budgets and reviews
2. Prepares input in the development of the Aerodrome Maintenance (AM) strategic milestones
3. Participates in the implementation of departmental operational plans for the AM
2.
Aerodrome Maintenance Processes
1. Participates in developing and implementing a comprehensive planned maintenance systems that ensures maximum availability of adequate and efficient civil infrastructure at the airports
2. Ensures a comprehensive response and repair time programme that maximises infrastructure availability
3. Be sensitive to airport security issues and understand the role and contribution of equipment under AM’s control
4. Ensures accurate the evaluation of current state and future requirements of infrastructure
at the Airport and prepares in put into reports for submission to the Chief Civil Engineer in terms of adequacy, condition and lifespan.
5. Participates in determining renovation/rehabilitation requirements for existing facilities
6. Maintains Aerodrome civil works in a good state of repair and maintenance
7. Prepares civil engineering designs and checks as per requirements and ensures that designs meet international standards and comply with the Local Council requirements
8. Leads installations, maintenance works and repairs
9. Ensures that work specifications and programmes are followed in accordance with established standards and quality work is done.
10. Prepares input into Project Progress Reports and monthly progress reports to ensure project milestones are being achieved.
11. Monitors actual costs against expenditure on an ongoing basis and reports accordingly
12. Prepares bills of quantities, specifications, drawings and other tender documents depending on the method of procurement to be used
13. Participates in the tender process and answers queries and facilitates inspections by tenderers
14. Liaises with departments where works are being carried out to facilitate work b contractors
15. Supervises the work done by contractors to ensure quality, duration and approved standards
16. Prepares certificate of payment (for approval by the Chief Civil Engineer) for contractors after evaluating and confirming that the work meets all the conditions of the contract
17. Participates in the evaluation of civil engineering plans to ensure that they meet and comply with ICAO regulations especially Annex 14
18. Provides civil engineering services at Upcountry Airports /airfields as required
19. Offers these same services to Upcountry Airports Manager
20. Ensures that buildings are maintained in a good state of repair and maintenance
21. Ensures proper maintenance of all movement areas such as access roads, car parks, compounds, taxi ways are well maintained and there are no potholes, no cracks and no open manholes, and grounds are all well maintained and neat.
22. Maintains adequate stocks of spares to carry out required maintenance without creating a major liability financially
23. Ensures proper maintenance of all equipment and tools and ensures that they are accounted for
24. Ensures accurate and up to date maintenance of records and information in the department
25. Ensures the existence and implementation of SAFETY regulations for personnel & equipment in accordance with the British Standard Codes of practice and the recommended ICAO practices and regulations on SAFETY
3.
Human Resources Management
 Participates in the attraction, retention, motivation and development of staff that are dedicated to outstanding performance in the department.
 Advises management on the Departments manpower requirements and ensures staff development within the Department
 Implements performance management. on own staff in the department
 Ensures that all regulations are followed in all civil engineering works carried out by staff
 Conducts and ensures adequate training for civil engineering staff internally and/or using outside resource personnel as appropriate


HOW TO APPLY:-
Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m.
The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested.
THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE)
P .O. BOX 5536
KAMPALA
Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful
 Quantifies the capability gaps in terms of skills and competencies and implement programs to close the capability gap through on the job training and development programmes


Deadline:06/06/2013






Jobs at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda - Chief Fire Officer


Job Title: Chief Fire Officer

1. JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/07/2013
POST : CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
REPORTS TO : General Manager
SALARY LEVEL : 13
VACANCIES : 01
JOB PURPOSE
The position exists to provide the Airports with Fire, Search, Marine and Rescue services in the case of an accident or disaster
EDUCATION
A good relevant University degree.
EXPERIENCE
Must have at least 12 years working experience in Fire or Marine services of which 5 years should be at senior officer level or 2 years at Deputy Fire Officer Level
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
 Must have successfully completed the officer command course from a recognized Fire Training School
 Must have acquired experience and training in Leadership/Supervision/Management of Fire Units;
 Must have the skills to repair/maintain different fire fighting vehicles and equipment
 Must be computer literate.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.
Plans, organises and establishes fire protection activities.
 Ensures that Business Plan provisions contain adequate allocations for staff manpower equipment, vehicles staff training and fitness drilling of staff.
 Oversees the recruitment of the most qualified fire fighting staff.
 Ensures approved allocations for equipment, tools and vehicles are implemented and agrees to ICAO Annexe 9.
 Ensures that approved fire training is implemented in terms of routines and frequency.
2.
Prepares, establishes and prescribes operational schedules and procedures for the section.
 Ensures Airport Operational Manual is reviewed in accordance with ICAO Regulations and Procedures.
 Ensures Airport Emergency Exercises are carried out as required under ICAO Regulations.
 Ensures Weekly Emergency Drills are carried out as scheduled.
3.
Supervises the section’s staff.
 Ensures correct manning of fire fighting vehicles, in accordance with operating standards.
4.
Establishes procedures, plans and takes charge of the Fire Fighting Training Programmes, pre-fire drill planning, rescue operations and fire prevention activities.
 Ensures ICAO standards and recommended practices for fire fighting are adopted for fire fighting training.
 Ensures ICAO manual is complied with on pre-fire planning.
 Ensures compliance to ICAO Regulations and Standards on rescue operations.
 Ensures staff is knowledgeable about first aid, fire appliances and no smoking requirements through scheduled training.
5.
Responsible for preparing Fire Incidents Drills, Fire Extinguishers and Planning reports.
 Ensures periodic examination and accurate report of the state of fire extinguishers and undertakes follow-up action that is deemed necessary.
 Heads the preparations for Fire Incident Drills ensuring availability of firemen vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies.
6.
In-Charge of preparing for and conducting fire prevention, first aid and fire appliance demonstrations for personnel using Uganda Airport Facilities.
 Plans and carries out Fire Prevention Demonstrations.
 Plans and carries out First Aid demonstrations.
 Plans and carries out Fire Appliance demonstrations.
 Prepares and distributes the plans to all personnel situated at and using Uganda Airports, making them understand the schedules set.
7.
Establishes and organises auxiliary Fire Brigade Teams.
 Establishes Kampala Fire Brigade as an auxiliary Fire Brigade Team and signs binding agreements.
 Ensures joint exercise with Kampala Fire Brigade is carried out twice annually.
 Trains Kampala Fire Brigade on aircraft fire-fighting twice a year.
8.
Responds to aircraft crash/fire alarms and other related emergency calls.
 Ensures high level of preparedness at all times, and adherence to ICAO standards for preparedness, aircraft emergencies.
9.
Responsible for preparation of the Section’s Financial Budget.
 On a timely basis, initiates all proposals for recurrent and capital budgetary requirements and gains approval.
10.
Enforces regulations and standards for safety and fire protection.
 Oversees the compliance with all Regulations and Standards and ensures there is no breach at any time.


HOW TO APPLY:-
Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m.
The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested.
THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE)
P .O. BOX 5536
KAMPALA
Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful


Deadline: 06/06/2013





Electrical/ Electronics Engineer Jobs Vacancy at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda



Job Title: Chief Electrical/ Electronics Engineer

JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/03/2013
POST : CHIEF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
REPORTS TO : Manager Aerodrome Maintenance
SALARY LEVEL : 12
VACANCIES : 01
JOB PURPOSE
To ensure that equipment, plants, power supply/distribution/transmission systems, electronic and security control systems and the vehicle fleet at the Airport is in a state of good maintenance and repair so that the promised level of service can be delivered to users
EDUCATION
A good BSc. Engineering (Electrical/Electronics) degree
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage
7 years relevant working experience 3 of which should have been at managerial level
EXPERIENCE
7 years relevant working experience 3 of which should have been at managerial level
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
 Must be a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and registered with the Engineer’s Registration Board
 Must have proven managerial skills
 Must be computer literate
 Must have knowledge of relevant ICAO SARPs
 Must have working knowledge of computerised engineering designs
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.
Input into Strategic Planning
1) Participates in the development of input into the business plan, budgets and reviews
2) Prepares input in the development of the Aerodrome Maintenance (AM) strategic milestones.
3) Participates in the implementation of departmental operational plans for the AM.
2.
Aerodrome Maintenance Processes
1) Participates in developing and implementing a comprehensive planned maintenance systems that ensures maximum availability of adequate and efficient civil infrastructure at the airports
2) Ensures a comprehensive response and repair time programme that maximises
equipment availability
3) Be sensitive to airport security issues and understand the role and contribution of equipment under AM’s control
4) Maintains Aerodrome electrical and mechanical equipment in a good state of repair and maintenance
5) Offers these same services to Upcountry Airports Manager
6) Leads installations, maintenance works and repairs
7) Ensures that work specifications and programmes are followed in accordance with established standards and quality work is done
8) Carries out regular scheduled and unscheduled technical inspections of all electrical installations to ensure continued serviceability and safety of operations.
9) Carries out monthly inspections to ensure installation/equipment/systems adheres to ICAO Standard and practices
10) Carries out the Bi-annual inspection to evaluate system stability and performance in line with ICAO standard and operating practices.
11) Carries out the annual inspection to evaluate system stability and performance in line with ICAO standard and operating practices
12) Monitors the work of hired contractors to ensure that CAA standards are maintained
13) Ensures the existence and implementation of SAFETY regulations for personnel & equipment in accordance with the British Standard Codes of practice and the recommended ICAO practices and regulations on SAFETY
14) Prepares input into Project Progress Reports and monthly progress reports to ensure project milestones are being achieved
15) Monitors actual costs against expenditure on an ongoing basis and reports accordingly
16) Prepares bills of quantities, specifications, drawings and other tender documents depending on the method of procurement to be used
17) Participates in the tender process and answers queries and facilitates inspections by tenderers
18) Liaises with departments where works are being carried out to facilitate work b contractors
19) Supervises the work done by contractors to ensure quality, duration and approved standards
20) Ensures continuous serviceability and availability of all Airport Electrical and Mechanical system and pavements.
21) Maintains an adequate stocks of spares to carry out required maintenance without creating a major liability financially
22) Prepares certificate of payment (for approval by the Chief Civil Engineer) for contractors after evaluating and confirming that the work meets all the conditions of the contract
23) Participates in the evaluation of civil engineering plans to ensure that they meet and comply with ICAO regulations especially Annex 14
24) Provides electrical/electronics engineering services at Upcountry Airports /airfields as required
25) Offers these same services to Upcountry Airports Manager
26) Ensures proper maintenance of all equipment and tools and ensures that they are accounted for
27) Ensures accurate and up to date maintenance of records and information in the department
3.
Human Resources Management
1) Participates in the attraction, retention, motivation and development of staff that are dedicated to outstanding performance in the department.
2) Advises management on the Departments manpower requirements and ensures staff development within the Department
3) Implements performance management. on own staff in the department
4) Ensures that all regulations are followed in all civil engineering works carried out by staff
5) Conducts and ensures adequate training for civil engineering staff internally and/or using outside resource personnel as appropriate
6) Quantifies the capability gaps in terms of skills and competencies and implement programs to close the capability gap through on the job training and development programmes


HOW TO APPLY:-
Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m.
The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested.
THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE)
P .O. BOX 5536
KAMPALA
Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful

Closing DAte; 06/06/2013





Plant & Equipment Technician Job at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda


Job Title: Plant & Equipment Technician

JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/10/2013
POST : PLANT & EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
REPORTS TO : Senior Plant & Equipment Technician
SALARY LEVEL : 07
VACANCIES : 01
JOB PURPOSE
The position exists to carryout maintenance on plant and equipment systems and ensure reliable service to airport operations
EDUCATION
An Ordinary diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institution.
EXPERIENCE
3 years relevant working experience
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Technician membership of the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers will be an added advantage
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
1.
Mechanical maintenance and repairs
 Carries out daily inspection of fire fighting equipment, operational vehicles, power generating plants and baggage conveyor belts to ensure that they are properly working and records daily fault findings for immediate attention.
 Accurately identifies faults and prepares report for Senior Plant & Equipment Technician for actioning
 Carries out scheduled repairs and maintenance timeously and accurately
 Carries out emergency and unscheduled repairs and ensures reduced down time
 Maintains accurate and up to date records of all faults and repairs


HOW TO APPLY:-
Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m.
The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested.
THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE)
P .O. BOX 5536
KAMPALA
Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful


Deadline: 06/06/2013





Principal Estates Officer Job Vacancy at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda





Job Title: Principal Estates Officer

1. JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/06/2013
POST : PRINCIPAL ESTATES OFFICER
REPORTS TO : Director Human Resource & Administration (DHRA)
SALARY LEVEL : 12
VACANCIES : 01
JOB PURPOSE
The position exists to ensure that CAA Estates and Lands including Aerodromes, Terminal buildings and other Estates associated with Entebbe International Airport & Up-country Aerodromes, residential houses as well as various CAA owned land in Entebbe, Kampala and up-country are well managed..
EDUCATION:
A good first degree in civil engineering or business administration or Bachelor of Science degree in Land Economics and Bachelor of Science degree in Quantity Surveying or any other relevant qualifications obtained from a reputable institution.
EXPERIENCE:
5 years’ relevant work experience in a reputable organization and especially institutional Estates Management 3 of which should have been obtained at a senior level.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
 Should have good interpersonal skills
 Should have working knowledge of computers
 Should have impeccable integrity.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Maintains a record of company land and premises owned and rented at EIA, CAA Headquarters’ and throughout the company.
2. Provides DHRA with monthly regular reports on all tenants, status of assets, status of agreements and leases.
3. Visits the Estates regularly to establish their maintenance status and develop a maintenance schedule.
4. Visit the Estates to monitor the conditions of the amenity and ensure that all are functioning properly and if not evaluate if its according to tear and wear or negligence of the occupants and make reports.
5. |Ensures that tenants and users pay their bills on time to avoid disconnections or leaving unsettled bills on exit from the houses.
6. Ensures that planned maintenance is carried out as per plan.
7. In liaison with Airports & Aviation Security ensures that acceptance standards of cleanliness are maintained for the common areas like the stairs, corridors, and the gardens.
8. Keep all records pertaining to the occupation of the Estates.
9. Act as Secretary to the Housing Allocation Committee.
10. In liaison with the CAA engineering department carries out day to day supervision of properties, including coordinating, maintaining and repairing of premises in order to meet customer requirements and improve working conditions.
11. Participates in planning and management of all land and buildings.
12. In liaison with Marketing and Commercial Department to ensure that all rentable space in the premises is rented out timely and appropriately.
13. In liaison with the Marketing & Commercial Department maintains and reconciles on a monthly basis all rental collections.
14. Participates in the negotiations with Land Lords for hired premises and ensures that agreements exist and are implemented.
15. In liaison with the legal department, process required tenancy agreements for signature by both parties including renewals.
16. In liaison with the legal department to ensure that all CAA land is titled, fenced and date of renewals of leases are complied with.
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17. Maintains close contact with National and District authorities that deal with land rates and ensures that payment and settlement of dues is maintained up to date.
18. Attends to matters relating to utilities and ensures that payments are up to date.
19. In liaison with Administration ensures that the premises are cleaned in order to maintain high levels of cleanliness in accordance with required standards.


HOW TO APPLY:-
Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m.
The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested.
THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE)
P .O. BOX 5536
KAMPALA
Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful


Closing Date; 06/06/2013






Jobs at Civil Aviation Authority in Uganda - Transport & Maintenance Officer


Job Title: Principal Transport & Maintenance Officer

JOB REF : CAA/ADV/EXT/15/2013 POST : PRINCIPAL TRANSPORT & MAINTENANCE OFFICER REPORTS TO : MANAGER ADMINISTRATION SALARY LEVEL : 12 VACANCIES : 1 PURPOSE To ensure that equipment and the vehicle fleet owned by CAA are in a state of good maintenance and repair so that the promised level of service can be delivered to users. EDUCATION
 A good Bsc. Engineering (Mechanical) degree or
 Full membership of the chartered institute of Logistics and Transport.
 A good post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline will be of an added advantage.
EXPERIENCE 7 years relevant working experience, 3 of which should be at a senior supervisory level. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 May be a member of the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers and registered with the engineers’ registration board for those with Engineering qualification.
 Must have proven supervisory/managerial skills.
 Must be computer literate.
 Must have knowledge of relevant ICAO SARPS.
SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:
 Participates in the development of input into the business plan, budgets and reviews as well as drawing operational plans for vehicle maintenance.
 Develops and implements a comprehensive planned maintenance system that ensures maximum availability of adequate and efficient vehicles at the airport other CAA operational areas.
 Daily maintenance of vehicles and boats to ensure availability.
 Fleet management in accordance with policy.
 Establishing a system for a proper Fleet Management System including registration and licensing.
 Ensures economy in fuel management and reconciliation of inputs to actual usage.
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 Supervising of staff under the Transport and Mechanical section and also ensures staff development within the section.


HOW TO APPLY:-
 Hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before close of business on 6th June, 2013 at 5:00p.m. The previous applicants for position No.11 who applied in 2011 may re-apply if still interested. THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (HEAD OFFICE) P .O. BOX 5536 KAMPALA Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 6th September, 2013 should regard their applications unsuccessful.


Deadline: 06/06/2013



Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda - Research Insights Coordinator



Job Title: Research Insights Coordinator
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Background:


Diarrhea kills roughly two million children every year worldwide. In Uganda, diarrhea is responsible for ~15,000 child deaths, approximately 10% of all child mortality (third behind only malaria and pneumonia). This is in spite of the fact that a simple, highly-effective, and affordable treatment solution exists in the form of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc. However, diarrhea remains grossly neglected: from 2007-2011, $6.5 billion of global funds were allocated to address HIV/AIDS; while only 0.23% of this figure ($15 million) was used to tackle diarrhea. This imbalance is now being addressed through an international effort, of which CHAI has been a driving member, leading to the development of treatment scale up programs in 10 high burden countries, including Uganda.



In Uganda, a program to scale-up diarrhea treatment with ORS and zinc is being undertaken by CHAI in partnership with the Ministry of Health. The problem is that these treatments are caught in a market trap: low levels of consumer/caregiver awareness about the appropriate treatment leads to poor demand for these products. This results in an anemic market, which provides no incentive for suppliers to optimize distribution networks, promote the products, or reduce margins. This, in turn, leads to a lack of availability, unaffordable prices, and minimal marketing – completing the vicious cycle and ensuring that consumer access is repressed. CHAI now seeks to break this vicious cycle by addressing both demand and supply-side barriers to access.



As part of this work, CHAI will be deploying Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE), a novel approach for rapidly translating research questions into policy. CHAI, in collaboration with our implementing partner IDinsight, will work closely with the Ministry of Health to identify real-time policy issues/gaps and design rapid research studies to directly address these questions. The 3DEs will use rigorous methodologies, provide timely evidence to inform decision makers on the diarrhea treatment scale-up strategy, and help ensure rapid adoption.



Position Description:


The Research Insights Coordinator will work with the Essential Medicines Team to support the Ministry of Health and the private sector to enhance access to ORS and zinc for diarrhea treatment.



Robust research will be critical to: 1) evaluate the performance of the Essential Medicines program and 2) identify and resolve specific implementation challenges and inform programmatic decisions. The program will focus on the primary outcome of zinc and ORS usage to treat diarrhea, as well as a number of output indicators that are critical to achieving that higher usage. In addition, several operational research studies are planned to assess the effectiveness of specific interventions and inform government policy development and decision making.



Where appropriate, operational research questions may be undertaken via the 3DE approach. The Coordinator will spend 50% of his/her time developing and overseeing 3DE research projects in close collaboration with the MOH. This will involve identifying diarrhea policy questions suitable for the 3DE approach; partnering with IDinsight to design and implement the studies; ensuring the uptake and translation of evidence into policy and programs; and disseminating the findings to stakeholders and the global evidence community.



The Research Coordinator will be responsible for leading and managing these research elements and for providing the thought leadership in designing and implementing a robust M&E framework to support the Essential Medicines program in Uganda.



The Coordinator will spend ~20% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities.
Responsibilities:

    Develop and implement a strategy to assess performance and impact of the diarrhea treatment program in Uganda, including household and outlet surveys, as well as other methods
    Identify and manage partner organizations and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis
    Provide technical leadership in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools, operations research, KPI reporting framework, and knowledge management
    Produce regular impact monitoring and evaluation reports, and  communicate main findings and conclusions through technical working groups in order to inform the Ministry of Health, donors, and other stakeholders
    Develop and implement operational research that will directly inform programmatic decisions around promotion strategy, training efficacy, consumer product preference, etc.
    Develop and coordinate market research to inform the development of the demand generation strategy, potentially including focus groups, surveys and data analysis
    Work with the Ministry of Health and IDinsight to develop 3DE research questions for diarrhea demand generation and supply-side strategies for the public and private sectors
    Work with the Global Essential Medicines Team to ensure CHAI’s resources and expertise are fully leveraged to meet needs in-country

Qualifications:

    A minimum of 2 years of experience in private or public sector enterprise, preferably including research management
    Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation
    Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports and summary forms
    Strong quantitative, problem solving, analytical, and statistical skills (including excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA or equivalent)
    Capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of results to guide recommendations on performance improvement
    Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be effective under tight deadlines
    Ability to develop and execute an operational research strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
    CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:

    Advanced degree in business, public health, or a related field
    Previous experience conducting research in developing countries

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3085/job

Deadline: 12/06/2013




Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda



Job Title: Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Background:


The majority of fevers in Uganda are misdiagnosed and treated as malaria. Globally, over 60% of clinically diagnosed malaria is not actually malaria. Fevers are often caused by treatable yet potentially lethal diseases that, with the continued misdiagnosis of malaria, remain untreated. International guidelines, national policy, and treatment interventions have all assisted in institutionalizing this practice. In addition, presumptive treatment of malaria leads to inappropriate use of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), an expensive antimalarial drug, resulting in millions of dollars of wasted resources.



CHAI is supporting the Uganda Ministry of Health to rapidly scale-up malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) in the public and private sectors to improve health outcomes and achieve greater value-for-money with the country’s limited health budget. This work follows on CHAI’s extensive efforts to drive uptake of effective malaria treatment in Uganda. CHAI seeks to support the Uganda Ministry of Health to reach its goal of achieving diagnostic coverage for 85% of all suspected malaria cases by 2014. CHAI will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and work with in-country partners to i) strengthen the nascent public and private RDT markets by providing the building blocks for the introduction of the new technology (e.g., forecasting, product selection, training, behavior change strategies, monitoring and evaluation), ii) develop scalable solutions for national implementation and adoption, and iii) design critical and timely impact evaluations of RDT adoption/adherence to inform  national strategy, advise international stakeholders, and catalyze the implementation of effective interventions.



With tens of millions of RDTs in the public sector pipeline and burgeoning interest in malaria diagnosis amongst private sector providers, Uganda is positioned to offer widespread access to diagnosis for the first time in its history. CHAI will work with the Ministry of Health to ensure the successful introduction and national scale up of this crucial diagnostic.



Position Description:



The Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator will work with the Malaria Program Manager to support the Ministry of Health and the private sector to enhance access to malaria diagnostics and medicines, with an emphasis on the private sector. It is estimated that ~60% of care and treatment in Uganda is sought in the private sector, yet a number of barriers can impede access to appropriate drugs and diagnostics, including high prices, limited product availability, and low provider/retailer awareness of treatment guidelines.



The Coordinator will also support CHAI’s private sector engagement across other disease and product areas, working closely with the Essential Child Medicines team to scale up access to appropriate treatment for diarrhea and with the Access to Medicines team to expand access to appropriate treatment for severe malaria in the private sector.



The Coordinator must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills.  The Coordinator will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis and policy development support to stakeholder engagement and capacity building.  The Coordinator may also spend time (~20%) in the field, collecting data at low-level health facilities and private sector outlets.
Responsibilities:

    Provide technical assistance to MOH and private sector stakeholders on the introduction of RDTs, including forecasting, procurement and stock management in the public and private sectors
    Analyze and map the private sector value chain to identify key decision makers and areas of inefficiency
    Conduct market analyses and develop business cases to demonstrate to suppliers the market potential
    Enhancement of private suppliers’ promotion efforts, including detailing and CMEs
    Exploration of distribution opportunities beyond traditional pharmaceutical channels
    Work with the Global Malaria Diagnostics Team to ensure CHAI’s resources and expertise are fully leveraged to meet needs in-country
    Other responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

    At least two years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships in a challenging environment
    Highly motivated individual who exhibits a passion for results and a commitment to excellence
    Strong communications skills, both written and oral
    Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
    Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources
    Strong work ethic and flexibility
    CHAI places great value on the following qualities: flexibility, resourcefulness, responsibility, persistence, independence, energy and work ethic

Advantages:

    Advanced degree in business, medicine, public health, or a related field
    Experience working in management consulting, finance or a similarly quantitative/analytical capacity
    Experience working in public health, especially diagnostics or malaria
    Experience in private sector supply and distribution, ideally in the pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3078/job

Closing date; 12/06/2013





Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda - Program Manager


Job Title: HIV Systems Program Manager
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:



The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Position Description:

The HIV Systems Program Manager will lead a team of ~4 to manage CHAI’s Pediatric HIV and Laboratory Systems portfolio.



Pediatric HIV:



Each year in Uganda, roughly 20,000 infants are infected with HIV through transmission from their mother. This is the second leading cause of HIV transmission in the country. Yet through the provision of appropriate drugs during the pregnancy and breastfeeding period, this number can be drastically reduced. The Uganda Ministry of Health has made great progress in expanding access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services, but quality of care and patient retention remain serious challenges. For those infants who do become infected with HIV, roughly 50% of them die by the age of two without intervention. However, the provision of care and treatment can allow them to live long and healthy lives. While Uganda has made great progress is scaling up access to HIV treatment for children, there is still a major disparity between adult and pediatric treatment rates, with less than 30% of eligible children receiving life-saving treatment.



The Program Manager will lead CHAI’s efforts to provide technical support to the Uganda Ministry of Health to develop and strengthen health systems critical to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) and early infant diagnosis (EID). In close conjunction with the Ministry and NGO partners, the Program Manager will seek to enhance existing systems and develop new ones to provide a high quality, cost-effective continuum of care for HIV+ women and their children.  The set of interventions will include the use of innovative mHealth solutions.



Laboratory Systems:



In 2012, the Government of Uganda began a national rollout of point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing machines to over 250 health facilities. CD4 is the crucial diagnostic test to determine eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Access to CD4 testing, currently quite low in Uganda, is critical to guiding appropriate scale up of HIV treatment. These POC diagnostic machines, which are smaller and significantly easier to use than traditional CD4 machines, will allow lower level facilities to monitor CD4 without having to send blood samples to larger facilities, thus drastically increasing access.



The aim of point-of-care products is to bring diagnostics closer to the patient, reducing the key barriers to access.  A number of new technologies that have recently become available or are in the pipeline have the potential to increase access to treatment, improve patient retention, and make healthcare systems more efficient.



The Program Manager will oversee CHAI’s work with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to support the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new diagnostic technologies.  The Program Manager will work on strengthening systems around the point-of-care machines currently in use in Uganda. This will involve assisting the Ministry of Health with evaluation of the existing program, forecasting the need for supplies, and supporting the development of mentorship programs.

As new technologies become available, the Program Manager will focus on creating a conducive regulatory and policy environment for their use in Uganda and strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to adopt and appropriately scale up new technologies. The Program Manager will also oversee analysis of the diagnostics market in Uganda in order to assist CHAI’s Laboratory Systems Team in negotiations with global device manufacturers.



The Program Manager will spend ~15% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities.
Responsibilities:

    Oversee all aspects of CHAI’s Pediatric HIV and Diagnostics portfolio, including planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting
    Set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across the program
    Supervise a team comprised of ~4 staff, which includes former management consultants, doctors, and public health professionals
    Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes for patients
    Navigate political complexities to build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts
    Work with Ministry of Health to develop capacity and create sustainable systems to ensure ongoing access to the most effective diagnostics and pediatric treatment nationwide
    Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of policies and strategic plans to support the effective delivery of pediatric and diagnostic services
    Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact and assess progress against project goals
    Develop progress reports for MOH, CHAI’s global teams and donors
    Other responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree in business administration, medicine, public health or a related field, or equivalent job experience
    A minimum of 5 years experience in a rigorous private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
    Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with the ability to diplomatically and clearly communicate complex ideas with well developed structure and logic
    Comfort working independently with a diverse set of counterparts. (Experience in a consultative capacity, especially in a multicultural setting, is an added advantage)
    Ability to navigate complex government processes, favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner, and build strong relationships with government officials
    Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    Ability to lead as a team player, manager, and role model, demanding top performance from oneself and the entire team
    Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency in Excel
    Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint, Word and other media
    Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and achieve maximum impact and efficiency with limited resources
    Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a personal commitment to producing results
    CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:

    Experience in a rigorous private sector environment such as strategy consulting or finance
    Experience working in public health, particularly with a focus on HIV/AIDS
    Experience with mHealth and/or a strong IT background


How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3080/job

Closing Date; 12/06/2013



Program Manager Job at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda


Job Title: Malaria Program Manager
Job Location      Uganda     Type      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.

                                                                



Description:



The Malaria Program Manager will lead a team of 3-4 staff to design and implement programs to increase the number of people accessing malaria diagnosis and artemisinin-based drugs for malaria treatment. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the malaria portfolio, including strategy development, relationship management, and implementation. The Program Manger will oversee a portfolio that touches on all aspects of the health system and affects the health outcome of millions of patients, including:



    Policy:  Support the Ministry of Health to develop appropriate policies and strategies to improve access to malaria diagnosis and usage of effective treatment in the public and private sectors
    Forecasting: Supporting the Ministry of Health to analyze current malaria drug and diagnostic usage, pipeline stock, and consumption trends in order to inform drug procurement and delivery schedules
    Supply chain:  Working with the government and partners to ensure that public sector facilities throughout Uganda regularly receive malaria diagnostics and antimalarial drugs, to ensure that patients have continual access to lifesaving treatment
    Operational Research:  Developing and implementing OR projects to improve patient treatment in health facilities and scaling effective interventions nationally
    Capacity Building: Working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen systems and build capacity around the national malaria response

Responsibilities:

    Oversee all aspects of CHAI’s malaria program including planning, budgeting, implementation, and reporting.
    Set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across the malaria program to establish aggressive operational program milestones and achieve program objectives within ambitious timelines.
    Supervise the malaria team, comprised of 3-4 professional staff.
    Identify bottlenecks which prevent patients from accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment and develop and implement innovative strategies to address them.
    Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes.
    Build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts.
    Work with Ministry of Health and partners to develop capacity and create sustainable systems to ensure ongoing access to malaria diagnosis and treatment nationwide.
    Assist the Ministry of Health and partners in the development of policies and strategic plans to effectively deliver malaria diagnosis and treatment.
    Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact and assess progress against project goals.
    Develop reports for MOH, CHAI’s global teams and donors.
    Maintain a thorough understanding of the malaria and overall health system throughout the country.
    Other responsibilities, as needed.

Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree in business administration, logistics, public health or a related field, or equivalent job experience.
    A minimum of 5 years of experience in a rigorous private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
    Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with ability to clearly communicate complex ideas.
    Exceptionally strong quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel.
    Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint, Word and other media.
    Comfort and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts. (Experience in a consultative capacity, especially in a multicultural setting, is an added advantage.)
    Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner.
    Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances.
    Ability to manage, develop and motivate staff and lead as a team player, mentor, manager, and role model, demanding top performance from oneself and the entire team.
    A strong passion for producing results and a personal commitment to excellence.
    CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.

Advantages:

    Experience in a rigorous private sector environment, such as strategy consulting or finance.
    Experience working in public health, particularly with a focus on malaria.

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3593/job

Closing Date; 01/06/2013






Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Uganda - Project Coordinator





Job Title: Project Coordinator (Systems Agronomist) (Ref: R4D/PCSA/05/13)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Project Coordinator (Systems Agronomist).

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

IITA seeks a qualified person for the position of project coordinator in Uganda to coordinate a new BMZ-funded project and conduct agronomic systems research on coffee and cocoa.

Position/Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to coordinate the research project ‘trade-offs and synergies in climate change adaptation and mitigation in coffee and cocoa systems’ and conduct research on this topic.

Specific responsibilities:

    stakeholders on important coffee/cocoa areas that need strong adaptation efforts.
    Characterize existing diversity of coffee/cocoa production systems along climate and intensification gradients, in terms of production efficiency, climate change adaptation, and climate change mitigation.
    Provide scientific backstopping to research support staff and two PhD students.
    Identify productive coffee/cocoa systems by using biophysical response functions and models.
    Develop a methodological framework for coffee/cocoa stakeholders to assess climate change adaptation and mitigation potential of various production technologies.
    Develop a dissemination toolbox to help inform and train public and private-sector partners and farmers on best-bet climate change adaptation/mitigation options.
    Engage with coffee/cocoa certification bodies and policy makers to highlight gaps and opportunities for improved climate change adaptation and mitigation.
    Write scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.

Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must have a PhD in Agronomy or related field and ten years experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

Core Competencies:

    Proven research expertise in smallholder coffee/cocoa cropping systems.
    Knowledge of soil-plant relationships and crop physiology.
    Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific articles in ISI-Thomson indexed journals.
    Demonstrated ability to supervise PhD students
    Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
    Management experience in multi-partner projects including CGIAR, advanced research institutes, NARS partners and private sector is considered a strong advantage.
    Excellent spoken and written English – good knowledge of French is considered an advantage given the projects’ focus on cocoa production systems (and literature) in Francophone West Africa.
    Working knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Willingness to travel within the project region in West and East Africa.


How to Apply:
http://www.iita.org/irs-asset;jsessionid=BC7E4F899BCE09F9D38B0F94D0D7D5BF?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_Im2L&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_pos=2&p_p_col_count=3&_101_INSTANCE_Im2L_struts_action=%2Fasset_publisher%2Fview_content&_101_INSTANCE_Im2L_urlTitle=project-coordinator-systems-agronomist-ref%3A-r4d-pcsa-05-13&_101_INSTANCE_Im2L_type=content&redirect=%2Fcareers


Closing Date; 31/05/2013





Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda - Business Development Manager



Job Title: Business Development and Partnerships Manager, CKW

About this job

Our Client Grameen Foundation is a leader in the fight against poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America and is seeking to recruit a passionate and driven Product Manager to lead the Organization’s product development for Uganda.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Business Development and Partnerships Manager will lead the Partnerships team and will drive Uganda-based business development and partner engagement activities for the Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) project.

This position will be identifying prospective partners and donors and set annual revenue targets.  You will play an important role in influencing overall program strategy, product development and contribute directly to program impact and sustainability, or the project’s double bottom line.

You will oversee the project’s anchor partner portfolio by owning the account management system, and be the primary account manager for least three other major partner accounts.

Using your business development skills, you will bring prospects on as core project partners and work closely with other account managers and CKW departments to define project parameters in partner agreements.  These agreements will provide the CKW Program Director with a high-level project plan that will be used to guide product development and project implementation for each partner.

This position is also responsible for reporting progress to partners and will play a central role in setting and maintaining partner expectations, including escalating quality issues as they arise.

Through the use of innovative technologies, you will help build creative solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges in reaching smallholder farmers with the goal of increasing their incomes and building a sustainable organization with the capacity to impact hundreds of thousands of people living under $2.25/day.

REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIPS:

The position will report to the CKW Program Director.  The Business Development and Partnerships Manager will be directly responsible for managing at least three CKW partnerships and the oversight of all the other partners.

Availability:

The Business Development and Partnerships Manager is expected to work a typical work week of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done.  The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

This position will need to be flexible to work in field conditions, and be available to work across different time zones.  This position will require some field travel (5%-10%) within Uganda and may require international travel.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Business Development

    Prepare landscape analysis of Uganda market on on-going basis and update partner strategy accordingly
    Work closely with GFUSA to draft grant proposals for high-profile donors and build on-the-ground relationships with donor country offices.
    Identify, vet, and pursue partnerships with high potential agricultural organizations to meet ambitious impact, scale, and revenue goals
    Introduce project to partners, lead solution workshops, and drive engagement from prospect to signed partner agreement
    Develop partner project budgets, conduct due diligence, and draft proposals
    Set project parameters and define high-level ambitious but achievable project goals for each partner account to lead effort to optimize resources, maximize impact to farmers, and set clear stakeholder expectations

Partner Management

    Oversee account management process to ensure partner satisfaction for anchor partner portfolio
    Deepen relationships, leverage strengths, and understand needs of local partners in implementing project agreements
    Manage at least two major accounts with CKW Agricultural partners
    Liaise with partner, range of stakeholders, CKWs, farmers, and CKW team to guide project implementation
    Work with CKW account teams to meet product development and implementation schedules and quality and impact goals to meet partner expectations
    Do reporting and prepare periodic program reviews for wide range of partners
    Develop reports and other materials to share project learning

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission and understanding of and commitment to agricultural development in Africa
    An entrepreneurial spirit with strong financial modeling and business development skills
    Strategist who thinks innovatively and creatively to solve unstructured problems
    Excellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple work-streams simultaneously with proven track record of achievement under pressure
    Outstanding commitment to teamwork with ability to work collaboratively across organizations and identify and achieve shared objectives under challenging conditions
    Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills with commitment to listening and serving diverse range of CKW clients
    Commitment to building social and gender equity into program design and approach

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Master in Business Administration or other related degree strongly preferred
    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Development, Economics, Public Policy, or related field
    At least 10 years professional experience and 5 years related experience in business development or account management in the private sector or managing strategic partnerships in international development
    Experience working in agricultural development and information and communication technology (ICTs) preferred
    Fluency in oral and written English; preference for fluency in at least one local language

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.

Additional Comment:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

How to apply

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

    Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
    Merge these two documents into one document in either MS Word or PDF format.
    Do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
    Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 31/05/2013





Sales and Marketing Manager Jobs Vacancies in Uganda



Job Title: Sales and Marketing Manager

About this job

Our client is the largest manufacturer of steel construction materials in Uganda and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to: Group General Manager

Function Area/Department: Marketing and Sales

Objective:

    The Sales and Marketing manager is responsible for exports to Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Kenya. He is expected to coordinate with all concerned parties to support and increase sales volumes in international market whilst keeping close relations with clients. He will also expand the client base, managing key accounts and maintain the marketing database.
    The Sales and Marketing Manager will be responsible for a variety of activities including, but not limited to, evaluating financial structures, prepare reports to expedite the billing process and may also have to ensure that shipments are in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the export industry. This position will be located in Uganda (Kampala) but export manager will be expected to plan regular domestic and regional travel.
    He should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills and should be able to communicate efficiently both verbally and in written form and can translate complex technical details to simple form. He must have good leadership skills and able to organize, motivate and liaise with the junior staff. He should be versatile and therefore able to carry out functions across various levels of the organization. He should be able to adjust to fast changing business conditions and is always result oriented.

Duties and Responsibilities;

    Must have  broad experience in export sales, preferably having dealt with construction companies, distributors or wholesalers in E. Africa
    Develop market plans that support export sales; facilitating both long and short-term sales forecasts, calculated risks & high success rates.
    Must be able to detect opportunities at target companies within the geographically defined region.
    Should have an excellent understanding and application for both technical and commercial solution Good presentation and communication skills.
    Must have excellent written and oral knowledge of English - additional languages French and Swahili are a must.
    Develop and execute innovative export strategies, generate sales and Submit monthly business plans.
    Meets sales financial objectives and provide Quotations / Proforma Invoices and Tenders.
    Track competitors and identify new product opportunities through market analysis.
    Identify and build relationships with potential stakeholders.
    Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of system documentation.
    Knowledge of import and export regulations and ability to adhere to them.
    Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies.
    Achieve sales operational objectives.

Competencies required

Fundamental

    Communication skills
    Leadership
    Team work
    Cultural awareness
    Problem solving
    Reliability
    Attention to detail
    Planning and organizing
    Negotiation skills

Other competencies/skills

    Open minded and willingness to learn

Qualifications:

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Business Degree or any other equivalent management certification.
    Knowledge in ERP package or any additional Accounting Certifications i.e. CMA, CFM, CPA etc.
    Must have relevant Sales experience of 7 years especially in/from an international company
    Must have a proven successful international new business or export track-record.
    Likes to work in a dynamic, international and hands-on environment
    Candidate should have strong influence management and collaborative skills.

How to Apply:

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

    Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
    Merge these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
    Do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
    Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to roofingsjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 04/06/2013




Jobs at UNICEF in Uganda - Nutrition Specialist


Job Title: Nutrition Specialist, P-4, Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-000938
Duty Station:  Kampala
Country:  Uganda
Region:  ESARO
   
Job Level:
Position#:  UGD12072
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the general guidance of the Chief, Health and Nutrition (Alive Programme), you will be responsible for the overall management, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programme in the context of 'Keeping Children Alive'.

Key Expected Results
1. Contributes to the preparation of the Situation Analysis and its periodic update. Prepares nutrition programme inputs to the Country   Programme Document (CPD) and all related documents,
2. Formulates and develops nutrition programme goals, strategies, methodologies and approaches and implements based on result-based approach within Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
3. Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of nutrition programmes in coordination and collaboration with government and other partners.
4. Provides technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the health and nutrition programmes.  Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.
5. Undertakes field visits in order to monitor and evaluate nutrition programme performance/implementation; identifies problems and proposes remedial action; identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve efficiency of programme delivery.
6. Develops the work-plan for the nutrition programme and monitors compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved. Guides and supervises professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met, and provides on-the-job training.
7. Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities.  Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and those activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
8. Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.
9. Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in nutrition and specialized training in public health, covering clinical, biochemical and public health aspects. A background in Economics and Social Development advantageous.*

Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, in the field of 'Keeping Children Alive'.

Experience/familiarity in emergency programmes management experience is an advantage.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

How to Apply:
https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NTE5RTQzNzQzRjBEMzI2RkUxMDAwMDAwOUU3MTBGMEYmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA

Deadline: 06/06/2013




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