Jobs at CARE International in Uganda- Learning Coordinator


Job Title: Program Quality and Learning Coordinator
Reports to: Forest Sub Programme Manager

Core Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the development of data collection, monitoring and reporting processes within partner organizations that informs programme level results and impact monitoring and documentation
  • Providing technical monitoring, reporting and documentation advisory services to programme partners
  • Ensuring appropriate application of key cross cutting programme strategies
Job and Person Specifications:
Bachelors degree or higher in social sciences, development studies or semilar
A post  graduate qualification in monitoring and qualification

How to Apply:
Please submit your application in English by accessing www.informania.co.ug
You can email your application to; recruit@co.care.org mentioning the job applied for in the email subject

Deadline: 28th January 2013




Jobs at Makerere University in Uganda- Study Coordinator


Job Title: Study Coordinator, MINIMAX 2 Research Project


Background:

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Department of Community
Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is a recipient of a 24-month research grant from WHO Alliance
for Health Policy and Systems Research (Access-to-Medicines project), the Swedish Research Council
and the Einhorn Family Foundation - Sweden.
The purpose of the grant is to conduct research to inform one of the Access-to-Medicines project
priority questions: “How do policies and other interventions into private markets impact on access to
and appropriate use of quality medicines?” The research study will be entitled ACCESS and EXCESS,

EQUITY and INFORMATION: Point of Care Diagnostics and Pre-packaged Subsidised Drugs for
Integrated Fever Management for Malaria, Pneumonia and Diarrhoea in Children at PRIVATE SECTOR
Drug Shops in Uganda.
This study will follow on from a similar pilot study conducted in Eastern Uganda under the MINIMAX project from 2011-2012.
The purpose of this call is to seek a well motivated and well qualified candidate with PHD ambitions,
for the position of Study Coordinator, who will ensure the successful implementation of this MINIMAX 2
project by working with an experienced multi-disciplinary team of local and international researchers.

Job Description for Study Coordinator, MINIMAX 2

1. Will be appointed as a Research Fellow in the department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS)
2. Will be responsible to the Principal Investigator (PI)
3. Will be responsible for development of implementation plans extracted from the work plan and budget in the proposal
4. Will develop study tools and M&E tools for the project
5. Will present and follow up corrective actions/ guidance to the Study Protocol as requested by
the Ethics Review Board at Makerere University School of Public Health and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology.
6. Will lead the implementation of the study and supervise the team including a Data Manager and Research Assistants.
7. Will liaise with relevant stakeholders to the project in consultation with the PI
8. Will lead and assist in the development of study reports and manuscripts as assigned by the PI
9. Will provide monthly reports and timesheets to the PI
10. Will conform to the code of conduct of Makerere University and carry out any other duties assigned by the PI from time to time.

Required Qualifications of Suitable Candidate:

i. A professional clinical related training at Bachelor’s level, either; MBChB, BSN or the equivalent.
ii. Completed postgraduate training in Public Health
iii. At least 4 years public health experience in Child Health programs in a mid-level management position

Desired (Added Advantage):

iv. Extensive field experience in rural settings, conducting program implementation, grant writing,
manuscript writing and publications
v. Willingness to pursue a career in health systems research

Contract Terms: This is a position for which Makerere University authorized the School of Public Health
to recruit and pay its own employee.
The terms and conditions of service therefore slightly differ from those of persons recruited directly by the Makerere University.
The contract will be one-year with a possibility of renewal.
The probationary period will be the initial three months.
Salary and NSSF benefits will be provided.



How to Apply:
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should send their Application with day time contacts and
Referees, alongside copies of the CV and Academic credentials addressed to the Administrator, CHBS,
ground floor MUSPH building ( hbukirwa@musph.ac.ug), by close of business on 30th January 2013.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Deadline: 30th January 2013




Finance and Administration Manager Job at Abt Associates in Uganda



Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
Job ID      2013-7556     Location      UG
Posted Date      1/9/2013     Category      International Health
Division/Department      International Health        
More information about this job:
Organization Overview:
The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.
Job Responsibilities:

Abt Associates is preparing the upcoming USAID-funded Private Health Support program in Uganda and seeks a Finance and Administration Manager.  The program will support the professional development of private health providers/private for profit (PHP/PFP) providers, selected private sector run company clinics, private health sector regulatory entities and commercial pharmaceuticals firms.  To achieve this goal, it will focus on the expanded availability of health services by private service providers, increased affordability of private health services and products, and improved quality of private health sector facilities and services.

The Finance and Administration Manager takes primary responsibility for contract administration, advising the Chief of Party and the Senior Management Team in project management activities, finance and personnel management. 



Under the guidance and supervision of an IHD Chief of Party, the Finance and Administration Manager will:

    Ensure compliance with USAID contractual and reporting requirements;
    Develop administrative management and financial systems;
    Prepare and monitor project budgets and reports of financial expenditures;
    Coordinate and supervise the work of local subcontractors to ensure contract compliance, review deliverables, and approve payments;
    Recruit and train administrative staff, as needed;
    Develop personnel policies and such other office procedures as necessary to establish consistent, transparent and efficient systems for dealing with key tasks;
    Maintain a working relationship with USAID and respond to financial, reporting, and management questions and supply reports, as requested;
    Assure that members of the Finance and Administration team understand and are aligned with project vision and goals;
    Lead the development of administrative and operational systems necessary to support the attainment of project strategies, objectives, and plans; and
    Clarify roles and delegate responsibilities to team members as needed.

Skills Prerequisites:

    Bachelor’s Degree (minimum), Master's Degree (preferred), in business administration or other relevant field.
    With a Bachelor’s Degree, 8-10 years of relevant work experience, such as business or financial management; or, at least 4-6 years' experience with a Master's degree.
    At least 5 years of experience in a management position for a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Africa.
    Strong leadership, teambuilding, and management skills.
    Demonstrated skills, abilities and expereince to:
        Manage large complex programs, including those funded by USAID.
        Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
        Anticipate and solve problems.


How to Apply:
https://jobs-abtassociates.icims.com/jobs/7556/finance-and-administration-manager/job

Deadline: 9th March 2013




Jobs at Abt Associates in Uganda- Monitoring and Evaluation Director



Job Title: Associate/Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Uganda
Closing Date: Saturday, 09 March 2013

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA/MBA (7 - 10) years of experience OR PhD (4 - 6) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Abt Associates is preparing the upcoming USAID-funded Private Health Support program in Uganda and seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Director. The program will support the professional development of private health providers/private for profit (PHP/PFP) providers, selected private sector run company clinics, private health sector regulatory entities and commercial pharmaceuticals firms. To achieve this goal, it will focus on the expanded availability of health services by private service providers, increased affordability of private health services and products, and improved quality of private health sector facilities and services.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director, reporting directly to the Chief of Party, is the M&E Team Leader for an International Health Division project, and is responsible for creating systems to measure and document program process, output and impact data results by routinely and systematically collecting, analyzing and presenting program data for project staff, partners, and donors.

Specific responsibilities include:

Supporting daily oversight of the project research and M&E agenda bycollecting and entering the data from current studies and pilot sites. Contributing to development of project indicators and reporting procedures. Collaborating with the other project members to plan, budget, schedule, and implement training activities for data collection and management in the pilot sites. Supporting the M&E team with drafting research analysis, M&E, and other project reports.

Skills Prerequisites:

Master's or Ph.D. in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or other relevant field. 8 years of relevant professional experience in designing and implementing M&E activities and special studies for complex health systems strengthening and/or service delivery programs. Experience with M&E work in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, and/or maternal, newborn and child health desired Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods; firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in service delivery. Demonstrable analytical skills to measure the health impact of the project's activities. Experience with capacity building. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, good judgment, and problem-solving abilities. Computer literacy (MS Word, Statistical Software) Experience working with the private health sector


How to apply:
Please apply online at: https://jobs-abtassociates.icims.com/jobs/7557/associate---monitoring-an...



Deadline: 9th March 2013





Graduate Opportunities at Century Bottling Company limited in Uganda

Job Title: Graduates in Training Programme
The Graduates in evelopment initiative Training programme is our graduate development initiative that offers talented graduates the opportunity to work with the biggest brand in the world

At century bottling Company limited, we welcome highly talented fresh graduates who are resourcesful, innovative and daring to excel in whatever they do, so as to make areal contribution to our winning team. An opportunity exists in the Human Resouce Function

Why You Should Apply:
Our programme provides hands on experience in the above field and graduates gain valuable experience that can qualify them for a wealth of many exciting opportunities with in our company and other sister companies

You will join a highly professional team inspired by working in a highly dynamic environment. Our company values are embedded in whatever we do and define what we are, how we behave and how we relate to each other

If you have what it takes to seek stimulating challenges in the Business World, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join the winning team

Qualifications:
The competition for places in our graduate programme is strong, so applicants need to demonstrate a history of academic archivement at a high level. We are looking for graduates with at least a second upper degree in Human Resource Management and any other related discipline. You must have graduatedUACE with atleast 20 points and must have passed  with at least a credit in Math and English in UCE and be;

A talented and highly motivated individual who will be committed to the goals of the company
A good communicator
A strategic thinker and practical problem solver
A team player
Flexible, adoptable and resourceful

How to Apply:
Application can be made on line at  www.cocacolasabco.com

Deadline: 25th January 2013




Finance & Administration Manager Jobs at Protecting Families Against HIV/AIDS in Uganda





Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
 Protecting Families Against  HIV/AIDS
Reports to: Executive Director

Key Responsibilities:
·         Facilitate and coordinate development and maintenance of sound financial management systems for the organization.
·         Forecast financial requirements and coordinate the preparation and timely submission of long term, annual and ad hoc budgets
·         Contribute to the business planning processes


Required Qualifications:
·         Minimum academic qualifications; B.Com/ BBA
·         Desired qualifications, full professional qualifications in ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICA
·         Added desired qualification
Experience/ Special knowledge
·         At least 10 years working experience, 5 of which should have been at least at senior management level as an accountant


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a current detailed CV, application letter, copies of certificates and 3 references with telephone contact
Send to;
The Executive Director,
Protecting Families Against  HIV/AIDS (PREFA)
Plot 71 Lithuli Avenue Bugolobi, P.O Box 25769
Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 25th January 2013




Jobs at Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd- Head Corporate Social Investment





Job Title: Head Corporate Social Investment
This is a managerial position, (SBG 12) reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of SBU

Key Accountabilities will include:
•    Provide SBU with expertise in CSI management
•    Implementing the CSI policy and strategy
•    Translate the  CSI strategy and CSI policy into meaningful activities
•    Ensure the efficient systems and processes exist for the implementation of the CSI programme
•    Be the spokesperson for CSI in SBU
Skills Sets required
•    Strong strategic thinking and leadership skills
•    Excellent financial management skills
•    High attention to detail
•    Self motivation
Minimum Qualifications:
At least 5 years of experience in corporate social investment or responsibility or related field such as public policy, management consulting
Bachelors degree in a field such as philanthropic Studies, Social Sciences

How To Apply,
please send your application by email to:
sbicugrecruitment@stanbic.com
Head of Human Resources,
Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd,
6th Floor, Short Tower, Crested Towers
P.O Box 7131, Kampala

Deadline: 21st January 2013


Operations Manager Job Vacancy at Grameen Foundation in Uganda


Job Title: Operations Manager

About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a non profit organization that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to:Country Director, AppLab Uganda

Job Summary: The Operations manager will plan, direct and coordinate the operations of the organization. The Operations manager is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination and Supervision

    Coordinate, manage, improve the efficiency of and monitor the workings of the support services such as Accounts, Human Resources and Administration departments in the organization.

Financial

    Review financial statements and data.
    Utilize financial data to improve profitability.
    Prepare and control operational budgets, review performance against budget.
    Control inventory.
    Plan effective strategies for the financial well-being of the company.
    Donor reporting
    Monitor businesses and agencies to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed services while staying within budgetary limits.
    Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.

Administration and Best Practices

    Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals.
    Formulate and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output.
    Monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures.
    Manage official internal and external organizational communications.
    Manage maintenance of Assets equipment and machinery.
    Implements and ensures safety is abided at the work place
    Recommend locations for new facilities or oversee the remodeling of current facilities.
    Plan office layouts

Human Resources

    Plan the use of human resources.
    Organize recruitment and placement of required staff.
    Establish organizational structures.
    Delegate tasks and accountabilities.
    Establish work schedules.
    Supervise staff.
    Manage quality and quantity of employee productivity.
    Monitor and evaluate performance.
    Implement new concepts and management tools from time to time to Build a common company culture in line with the organization vision.
    Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
    Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
    Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.

Strategic Input

    Liaison with top management.
    Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity.
    Implement and manage operational plans.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    critical thinking and problem solving skills
    planning and organizing
    decision-making
    communication skills
    persuasiveness
    influencing and leading
    delegation
    team work
    negotiation
    conflict management
    adaptability
    stress tolerance

Qualifications:

    Degree in business administration, commerce, management.
    Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management
    Knowledge of business and management principles and practices
    Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices
    Knowledge of human resource principles and practices
    Knowledge of project management principles and practices
    Information technology skills

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

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



Deadline: 25th January 2013






Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda- Extension Specialist



Job Title: Extension Specialist

About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a non profit organization that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to: Manager, Content and Services

Job Summary: The Extension Specialist will be responsible for creating ICT based extension models leading to high quality extension services to GF’s end users and other parts of agricultural value chains, enabling improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness, profitability, and sustainability of agriculture (Increasing adoption and impact), with a strong linkage to research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Develop innovative and practical  Agricultural extension models
    Train teams (Super CKWs, Filed officers and Data Validators) on essential extension methodologies
    Lead the content packaging  and development of agriculture first aid kits
    Support the dissemination of key adoption
    Support the quality assurance process on the different agricultural  products
    Support research and product development/Assist in developing prototypes and field testing them with farmers
    Create and develop research partnerships to strengthen Ag knowledge feedback loop.

Key Tasks and Technical Performance Areas

    To encourage farmers/CKWs  to adopt better practice through exposure to new knowledge, information, skills, inputs and processes (especially technical, management, market) to improve the long term performance of their farms /businesses;
    To develop the capacity of farmers/CKWs/ Field officers to  adopt and implement better practice through exposure to new knowledge, information, skills, inputs and processes to improve the long term performance and adoption in the farming business;



    To provide technical services for farmers in key parts of value chains where it is more effective and efficient for this capacity to remain with Farmers  or associated agencies (e.g. for integrated pest and disease management, post-harvest handling, marketing  etc.);
    To develop closer relationships and improved engagement with other parts of the value chain, especially input suppliers and customers to ensure quality inputs, including new products; as well as to track market needs and quality requirements;-
    To establish strong research linkages and improved access to better practice  to ensure a continued flow of new knowledge and innovation, across a range of technical, management and market disciplines, through formal and informal relationships;

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Has a deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
    Believes in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) to promote agriculture
    Is able to think creatively about the commercial side of  extension product development
    Has strong written and oral communication skills/ ability to speak several local languages is a big plus

Qualifications:

    A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a post graduate in extension services/ agribusiness or related field
    4+ years’ experience of professional practical agriculture extension
    Knowledge of, and experience in, the application of Good Agricultural Practices
    Ability to take initiative and work without constant supervision
    General professional experience
    Knowledge and practical work experience in the field of agricultural extension, farm advisory work and/or small farmer training and development
    Work in enhancement of rural livelihoods and sustainable development of rurally based business.

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 25th January 2013



Jobs at UNICEF in Uganda- Child Protection Specialist



Job Title: Child Protection Specialist, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 24 January 2013

George Street, Kampala

Level of Position: L3 Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Duration and Type of Appointment: One Year, Temporary Appointment

Background

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continues to pose a regional threat for civilians, children and women, particularly in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. While no longer present in Uganda, the Ugandan Armed Forces (UPDF) are actively pursuing the LRA within the sub-region, as part of a regional African Union military force. This forms part of a broader Regional Strategy on the LRA of the African Union and the United Nations (led by the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA)) developed in the Spring, 2012. In addition, some Ugandan children and women remain associated with the LRA, who are at times able to escape, are captured or otherwise left behind; these survivors are in need of support to return to Uganda and reintegrate within Ugandan society.

In light of the cross-border dimensions of the LRA's impact on children, UNICEF initiated a UN Child Protection focal points system in 2009 to strengthen collaboration and coordination amongst child protection actors operating across the sub-region, and at the regional and global levels. The focus of this work has been on monitoring, reporting and responding to cross-border violations committed by the LRA. In this regard, the Uganda Country Task Force for monitoring and reporting of grave violations against children by the LRA, co-chaired by UNICEF and OHCHR, is responsible for collating and preparing combined cross-border inputs for bi-monthly and annual reporting required for the Security Council on the impact of the LRA on children.

UNICEF Uganda supports the secretarial functioning and preparation of these inputs by the Uganda Task Force to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC). UNICEF Uganda also supports the capacity building of and coordination with the UPDF on protecting children associated with the LRA with whom they may come in contact, and the referral of child survivors to appropriate support services. UNICEF seeks to hire an international consultant to support with these specialized and time-bound tasks.

Purpose of Assignment:

I. Serve as a primary point of contact within Uganda on grave child rights violations committed by the LRA and for coordination with relevant military and non-military stakeholders for care and potential cross-border repatriation and family reunification of Ugandan children escaped, released or rescued from the LRA in line with the Operational Plan for Cross Border Repatriation, Care and Reunification of Children escaped or rescued from the LRA in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda, and related Guiding Principles (October 2009)

II. Prepare written inputs on cross-border impact of the LRA on children, including the related report of the UN Secretary-General to the UN Security Council, the annual report to the UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, and the bi-monthly Global Horizontal Notes for the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Develop bi-monthly cross border GHN on the impact of the LRA on children based on the inputs received from the CAR, DRC and South Sudan MRM task force, and transmit it to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC);

    Provide input to the Secretary-General's report on Cross-border Child Protection Concerns, building information gathered by and shared amongst the UN CP Focal Points with additional emphasis on cross-border analysis and recommendations.

    Conduct teleconferences amongst the UN CP Focal Points from CAR, DRC and South Sudan for gathering up-to-date information on LRA in preparation for the GHN;

    Contribution of inputs to the annual report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict.

    Support and strengthen the existing coordination mechanisms within Uganda for the repatriation, reception and reintegration of children formerly associated with the LRA.

    Contribute to the dissemination of the UPDF Standard Operating Procedures for Reception and handover of children separated from the LRA and to the training of the UPDF troops on SOPs.

    Serve as the primary point of contact with the UPDF and CMI military hierarchy in Uganda and advocate for the full implementation of the SOPs by both UPDF and CMI

    Provide technical advice and support for the programing of appropriate services to child victims of the LRA and their care givers in LRA affected areas in Uganda.

Qualifications:

Education:

Must have a Master's degree in social work, social sciences, law, internal relations or a related field.

Work Experience: - 5 years of professional work experience in Child Protection, including monitoring and reporting of grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict - Thorough understanding of the issues and complexities of the LRA's impact on children - Ability to analyse, synthesise information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders - Experience coordinating with other organizations in the collation of information, analysis and development of recommendations - Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system - Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment. - Capacity to manage various tasks simultaneously in planning, implementing, and monitoring a complex project over an extended period. - Experience in a country affected by armed conflict.

Language:

Fluency in oral and written English is essential; knowledge of French language is an advantage.

Other skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, high-level report-writing skills



How to apply:

To apply, send a letter of interest accompanied by P11, CV and two of your most recent performance evaluations to ugderecruit@unicef.org , by 24 January 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Deadline: 24th January 2013



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