Engineering Officer Job at Danish Refugee Council in Uganda


Job Title: Engineering Officer, Arua, Uganda

Reporting Line: Infrastructure Coordinator.

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

Implement DRC responsibility in the management and Implementation of approved infrastructure projects in the West Nile region within the provisions of the set standards in the DRC and RDE Operational and Program Manuals / Standards.

SPECIFIC TASKS:

    COORDINATION/ REPRESENTATION

Responsible for the coordination with stake holders, all DRC infrastructure related linkages representing the organization within its internal guidelines / standards and those of donors / partners.

Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders in CF, OPM, UN Agencies, Local Governments and the Private Sector.

Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all infrastructure related meetings with the DLGs and CF.

    PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND REPORTING

Contribute to concept and proposal development in the infrastructure thematic area.

Contribute to grants management of all infrastructure projects through day to day monitoring of activity expenses.

Coordinate the Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects in West Nile region.

Manage all the infrastructures activities in accordance to set standards in DAR Operational and Program Manual.

Take responsibility and accountability for all BOQs for infrastructure activities ensuring that BOQs are prepared to the standards and within the project Operations and Programme guidelines/ standards.

Review and approve all the BOQ's prepared by the Engineering Assistants and ensure they are site/ location specific and are inconformity with the standard operation manual.

Ensure prior written notification to and; written approval from the CF and DRC Project Manager of any change of design or scope of work outside the approved standard operation manual, before such a change become effective.

Practically inspect all the infrastructure projects for quality assurance and standards.

Conduct annual road inventories and collection of civil engineering data.

Ensure the construction of prototypes, culvert installation and inspection is carried out.

Carry out road condition assessment of community access roads together with district engineering department.

Carry out monthly road condition assessment and report to the responsible authorities.

Provide technical guidance during opening of new roads, buildings and other infrastructures.

Develop a monitoring scheme, which include performance and impact indicators for all infrastructures related activities.

Take records of all infrastructures maintained and prepare monthly progress report.

Take measurement of the work done, to certify quality by the contractors.

Inspect and supervise works for quality control and compile inspection report.

Ensure work is done according to the technical specifications & drawing during implementation.

Prepare budgets and work plan for infrastructure activities.

Provide engineering and advisory services to departments within the organization.

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Provide Technical and Programmatic Leadership for the Engineering team in West Nile.

Develop staff performance measures and targets and upraise them based on the targets set.

Conduct training needs assessment of all the Engineering staff and make recommendations.

Conduct periodic field visits to support field staff through technical backstopping.

Uphold DRC's international code of conduct.

Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institution

Post graduate Diploma in Construction Management.

Have certificate in Roads inspection course Part 1 and Part 11.

Must have a certificate in labour based works.

The candidate must be skilled in road works and plant Management.

The candidate must have Technical skills in Project Planning and Management.

Must have good management skills and presentation skills

Concern for Accountability, quality and standards

At least three (3) years of working in an NGO

Must have valid Riding Permit

FOR THE POSITION

The position is contract based. & months with the possibility of an extension until end of year 2013.

Remuneration and benefits are as per DRC/DDG Uganda Standard Salary Scale and Benefit packages.

Female candidates with suitable qualification and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.




How to Apply:
Application deadline 08th February 2013.Please send motivated applications with CVs to: administrator@drc-ddg.org

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process)
How to apply:

Application deadline 08th February 2013.Please send motivated applications with CVs to:

administrator@drc-ddg.org

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process)




Deadline: 8th Feb 2013




Jobs at Amnesty in Uganda- Researcher


Job Title: Researcher - East Africa (London or Kampala based) (0089)

    Closing Date:
    14 February 2013
    Directorate:
    Research
    Location:
    Kampala
    Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
    Duration:
    FTC until 30 June 2013
    Working Hours:
    35
    Salary:
    UGX185,207,171



The East Africa Program at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a proactive, team oriented person to the role of Researcher until 30 June 2013.

ABOUT THE JOB:
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our East Africa team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

ABOUT YOU:
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Kenya and/or Uganda, and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of East Africa. You'll have a background in activism, the social sciences including law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought.

ABOUT US:
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.



How to Apply:
https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/115/description/?_channelid=4


Deadline: 14th Feb 2013



Jobs at Chemonics in Uganda- Trade and Policy Specialist

Job Title: Senior trade and policy specialist


Chemonics seeks a senior trade and policy specialist for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Agriculture (EEA) project in Uganda. The project will partner with Ugandan private and public sector institutions to improve the enabling environment for agricultural development, trade, and adaptation to climate change. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

    Provide technical leadership and oversight for activities aimed at reducing policy and regulatory constraints to agricultural production, processing, marketing, and trade

Qualifications:

    Advanced degree in economics, agricultural economics, business, international development, public policy, law, or other relevant field; bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four years of experience can be substituted for an advanced degree
    Minimum of eight years of international experience in agricultural development and/or trade
    Excellent track record of achieving results in similar types of trade facilitation and agriculture policy reform activities
    Demonstrated high level technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills
    Strong oral communication skills
    Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    Fluency in English required


How to Apply:

Please send electronic submission of CV, cover letter, and four references, with the position title in the subject line to UgandaEEARecruit@chemonics.com by February 13, 2013. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

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


Deadline: 1st March 2013



Internal Audit Officer Job at Marie Stopes Uganda



Job Title:  Internal  Audit  Officer

Marie Stopes Uganda would like to employ the suitable candidate   for the above  position.
Responsibilities
•    Audit planning : Provide  input  into the  preparation of the  annual work plan & to carry  out audits  spanning  all major business  areas.
•    Develop  relevant  audit  programs  in construction  with management  of the  relevant service delivery  channels.
•    Prepare  and retain comprehensive  audit working papers .

Skills
•    2-3 years  internal  or external  audit  experience .
•    Experience using  and implementing  audit procedures , including  planning , techniques, test and  sampling methords.
•    Experience using  computerized  accounting  and auditing  record keeping systems

How to apply
Please send  a CV  and cover  letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug   or by  post to the  Senior Manager,   People and Development , Plot  1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P. O. Box  10431, Kampala-Uganda

Deadline: 15th February  2013



Jobs at Shell Uganda Limited- Communications Manager



Job Title: Communications Manager

Shell Uganda Limited would like  qualified suitable candidates to fill the above vacant position..
Responsibilities
•    Communications  planning  and  Project  Management –creatively  originates  and develops  holistic  communications  plans that  serves the  business strategy and positions the company positively to its  variety of  publics.
•    Advises  senior  management  on positions  to  take  amongst several competing  messaging  alternatives, synthesizing  and analyzing  different  information sources.
•    Design and drive  strategic  communications plans and  projects  that deliver clear value for the company.

Requirements
•    Must have proven  networking , communications  and influencing  skills.
•    Proven ability  for strategic  thinking  to provide  pragmatic system for holistic Reputation  Management  implementation.
•    Proven ability  to deliver  high quality written  output against tight deadlines, with strong  attention to detail and accuracy, demonstrate sound comprehensive skills and can synthesis  a mass of data  into a few key messages.

How to apply
Interested  Applicants should  apply  by logging  or send a application letter and  CV  to e-mail:ShellUgandaRecruitment@truonorrthpk.com 


Deadline:  13th February  2013

Public Health Mental Nurse Job at Action Africa Help Uganda


Job Title: Public Health Mental Nurse

Reports to: Clinical Officer

Staff reporting to this post: Nursing Assistants

Liaises with: Medical Doctor, Counsellors, HIV Focal Person, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Midwives Project Officers, Area Manager, Zonal Community Support Officer and Nutritionist

Duty Station: Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Job Summary: To provide a comprehensive nursing package that include preventive, curative and health education to support and encourage a healthy living culture within the target population.


Duties & Responsibilities

    Attend to mentally sick people in the Health Units.
    Provide regular follow-up of discharged cases.
    Liaise with Community Health Workers and Community Social Workers on identification and management of cases.
    Sensitize the Schools and communities on identification, prevention and management of mental illnesses.
    To liaise with community leaders to sensitize the community on drug and substance abuse; and to initiate community programs that reduce boredom and idleness.
    Maintain personal contact with patients, take note of their complaints, carry out corrective measure and escalate for further action if necessary.
    To follow up referred cases outside the settlement.
    Plan and request drugs appropriately.
    Conduct and attend trainings and meetings related to mental health.
    Implement special programs, out reaches related to mental health in collaboration with supervisors.
    Coordinate with other health sector personnel to implement quality integrated services to the communities.
    Prepare and submit periodic and progress reports covering the mental health sector.
    Manage patients with confidentiality and adherence to the professional code of conduct.
    Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor



QUALIFICATIONS

    A certificate in Comprehensive Nursing(3yrs)
    A certificate of Registration from the national professional nursing body
    At least One year’s experience in similar.



SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    A certificate in Psychiatric Nursing(3yrs)
    A certificate of Registration from the national professional nursing body
    At least One year’s experience in similar.
    Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    A good command of both written and spoken English
    Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
    Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
    People Management skills
    Able to coach and develop others
    Ability to mobilize different audiences
    Commitment to the organizational values


How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receiving the applications is: 14/02/2013.



Enrolled Midwife Job at Action Africa Help Uganda



Job Title: Enrolled Midwife


Reports to: Clinical Officer

Staff reporting to this post: Nursing Assistants

Liaises with: Medical Doctor, Counsellors, HIV Focal Person, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Midwives Project Officers, Area Manager, Zonal Community Support Officer and Nutritionist

Duty Station: Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Job Summary: To provide midwifery services that include family planning, MCH and health education to support and encourage a healthy living culture within the target population.


Duties & Responsibilities

    Provide ante-natal and post natal services to mothers.
    Provide comprehensive MCH services to mothers during and after pregnancy identifying high risk cases and providing corrective actions/advice.
    Manage and supervise performance of the direct reports
    Coach, capacity build and provide mentorship to the direct reports
    In charge of the midwifery services at the health facility that include assisting deliveries, cleaning new born and their mothers, tagging new born, etc.
    Ensure new born babies are immunized on time following proper prepared schedules
    Ensure new born babies are properly labelled, cleaned and kept warm
    Provide counselling to new mothers to allay any fears and anxiety, ensure proper breastfeeding, and observe hygiene and health education on prevention of infections.
    Participate in PHC activities that include health education, MCH activities and nutrition programmes.
    Register and prepare birth notifications for all births, monitor and report on the general health condition of the mother and the new born.
    Maintain personal contact with patients, take note of their complaints, carry out corrective measure and escalate for further action if necessary.
    Carry out family planning, PMTCT and HCT services.
    Carry out health education and ensure continuous improvement in midwifery service provision
    Compile reproductive/child health data and submit reports to the supervisor for monitoring and setting shared targets for planning.
    Prepare and submit progress reports covering the areas of operation.
    Manage patients with confidentiality and adherence to the professional code of conduct.
    Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervision



QUALIFICATIONS

    A certificate in Midwifery studies(3yrs)
    A certificate of enrolment from the national nursing body
    At least 2 years’ experience in similar or higher position.



SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    A good command of both written and spoken English
    Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
    Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
    People Management skills
    Able to capacity build and develop others
    Ability to mobilize different audiences
    Commitment to the organizational values


How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receiving the applications is: 14/02/2013.

Deadline: 14th Feb 2013





Jobs at Action Africa Help Uganda- GBV Counsellor


Job Title: GBV Counsellor


Reports to: Gender and Community Development Officer

Liaises with: Project Officers, Community Support Officer Assistant Finance Officer,

Duty Station: Kiryandongo

Job Summary: To co-ordinate and provide counselling service in coordination with the medical staff


Duties & Responsibilities

    Plan and oversee the delivery of the counselling services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
    Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV.
    Establish follow up plans to ensure clients are fully supported to recovery
    Liaise with other projects to share practice and contribute to the development of counselling services
    Conduct home visits to referred families where relevant.
    Liaise with a full range of relevant professionals in social work, health, education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services for families and to raise awareness of GBV counselling services
    Assist in the development and provision of GBV psychosocial activities at the Kiryandongo office based on participatory community assessments.
    Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive support from the community.
    Collect and collate data about GBV and monitor trends and emerging issues in the refugee settlement in line with AAH set guidelines.
    Ensure timely implementation of GBV programme activities.
    Work in collaboration with the community to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities.
    Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns and other GBV services in collaboration with the Community Support officer, community leaders and community social workers.
    Carry out monthly outreach activities with community social workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls including those who have special needs.
    Carry out any other duties as required by the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

    A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counselling, Psychology or a related qualification from a recognized institution
    At least 3 years’ experience in similar or higher position. experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
    Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence
    Experience working in a GBV programme



SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    A good command of both written and spoken English
    Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
    Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
    Able to capacity build and develop others
    Commitment to the organizational values
    Able to work under minimum supervision


How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receiving the applications is: 14/02/2013.



Jobs at Action Africa Help Uganda - Management Information Systems Officer



Job Title: Management Information Systems Officer


Location: Kyangwali

Liaises with: Field Officers, M & E Officer, Enterprise, Veterinary Officer, Project Officers (Water & Sanitation and Gender & Capacity Building), Project staff.

Duration: One year Contract

Job Summary: Provide technical support to the program staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation according to AAH Uganda evaluation strategy and donor requirements; to set up and operate Maket Information System, and train counterparts.

Duties & Responsibilities

    Develop computerized systems (solutions) that will facilitate quality management and dissemination of market information throughout the organization, to beneficiary farmers/entrepreneurs, and to other relevant community stakeholders.
    Monitor utilization and performance of existing in-house systems with the aim of carrying out corrective actions that enable beneficiary farmers/entrepreneurs, and other relevant community stakeholders to manage and sustain their livelihoods.
    Conduct data analysis and processing during research, baseline surveys and ministry review surveys.
    Provide technical support in advanced use of office applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access, Computer configuration, program installation and trouble shooting and statistical tools) especially in areas of proposal writing and reports to the project team.
    Design brochures, certificates and publications on behalf of other departments.

Prepare and submit project reports to the Project Manager on a monthly basis; and periodically as required by AAH I Uganda and in line with grant requirements.


Required Qualifications and Skills


    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science, Information Technology and/or other related field from a recognized university.
    Working knowledge of Market Utilization and Agriculture information software.
    Conversant with general office procedures including the use of Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, Excel spreadsheets, Word and Mail System
    Extensive working knowledge of data bases.
    Outgoing, helpful and a good problem solver.
    Ability to write technical reports.


How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receiving the applications is: 14/02/2013.


Deadline: 14th Feb 2013


Health Officer Job at Action Africa Help International in Uganda


Job Title: Health Officer

Job Overview
Global Health Corps Fellows will work closely with and under the supervision of AAH Uganda’s Health Coordinator in improving existing Primary Health Care (PHC) Service delivery systems as well as support capacity building efforts for health workers in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. The overarching scope of the AAH Uganda’s Primary Health Care program in Uganda is to deliver ccomprehensive PHC based services to selected livelihood insecure communities by the year 2014.



Scope of work will encompass:

    Contribute to the documentation of best practices for prevention of HIV & AIDS among the population and support for people affected HIV& AIDS.

    Data collection and data verification related to health sector indicators.

    Provision of feedback on data to each supported site and assistance to site –level staff on how to utilize data for local program planning and quality improvement.

    Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.

    Participation in proposal development and report writing.

    Encourage and promote mutual partnerships, networks and alliances.

    Participate in developing a resource mobilization strategy.

    Capacity building for the existing cadre of health workers.

    Promotion of life skills and address issues of drug and substance abuse among youth.

    Encourage and promote mutual partnership, networks and alliances.

    Participate in developing resource mobilization strategies.



Desired Skills and Experience:

    Qualifications in a Medicine/Primary Health Care/ Clinical practice disciplines at Diploma and Degree levels highly desired.

    Experience in provision of curative services, maternal & child health services and health education.

    Participation/contribution towards managing health facilities in resource-constrained environments.

    Creativity and innovative thinking, with demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Proficiency using statistical software and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

    Experience in proposal development and in writing technical reports.

    Experience developing and leading training programs, particularly related to delivery of quality Service programs.

    Strong interest in global public health and prior exposure to global public health and/or development issues in Africa or other resource-limited settings.

    Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation.

    Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation.

    Fluency in spoken and written English

    Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships.

    Willingness to travel extensively in-country and work in rural settings.


How to Apply:
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to AAHI's mission. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, kindly apply online: http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply"

Deadline for receiving applications; 3rd February 2013.

Fluency in spoken and written English

/liExperience in provision of curative services, maternal



Deadline: 3rd Feb 2013


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