Internal Auditor Job Vacancy in Mukono Municipal Council in Uganda

 Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor (Urban Council)

Salary Scale: U3

Reports to: Chairperson, Urban Local Council

Responsible for: Internal Auditor

Job Purpose:

To pre-audit payments to ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations; and monitor and examine financial operations to ensure value for money.

Key Functions:

i) Reviewing financial and accounting systems and procedures to ensure efficiency;

ii) Auditing procurement and payment procedures to facilitate efficient and effective transaction in the Urban Council;

iii) Auditing manpower in line with the budgets and laws;

iv Conducting Stores Audit for safe custody, efficiency and economic usage of resources;

v) Undertaking council audits in liaison with the Auditor General;

vi) Planning, coordinating and monitoring Departmental programmes and

vii) Preparing and submitting annual and quarterly departmental work plans and budgets.

Person Specifications:

i) Qualifications

EITHER an Honors Bachelors degree in Accounting or Auditing from a recognized University plus full Professional qualifications in Accounting or auditing from a recognized Institution.

OR full Professional qualifications in Accounting or Auditing from a recognized Institution plus a minimum of Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management or Business Administration from a recognized Institution.

(ii) Experience

At least 3 years working experience at the level of an Internal Auditor in a public or reputable Organization.

(iii) Competencies

• Financial management

• Planning, Organizing and Coordinating

• Information Technology

• Coaching and mentoring

• Accountability

• Ethics and integrity

• Concern for quality and standards


How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant posts currently available in Mukono Municipal council

Applications should be submitted in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (2008) to the Secretary, District Service Commission, P.O. Box 110, Mukono to be received not later than Monday 4th/March/2013.

The application forms are obtained from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/ Department Headquarters and District Service Commission offices.

Hand written applications are also acceptable. Applicants should attach three (3) SETS OF CERTIFIED photocopies of their academic certificates and testimonials, plus three (3) recent passport photographs.

Those already in Government Service should route their applications through their Head of Departments who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.

Applicants who shall not hear from the District Service Commission on completion of the selection Exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.


Deadline: 4th March 2013


Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job at Uganda Virus Research Institute



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities:

• Develop an overall M&E plan for the UVRI Project.

• Managing and implementing the performance-based monitoring system to ensure that UVRI Project targets are met.

• Ensure that the M&E database are routinely and systematically updated.

• Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and guidelines regarding M&E are developed and updated where necessary.

• Lead the process of ensuring that performance reviews are conducted regularly.

• Build capacity of UVRI M&E focal persons in M&E skills through mentoring and coaching.

• Participate in the preparation and implementation of special duties e.g. baseline, mid-term review, and end of Project evaluation.

• Ensure timely compilation of internal (UVRI) and external (PEPFAR/USG) progress reports.

• Ensure quality control and identify where adaptations may be needed.

• Ensure timely completion of major M&E deliverables, regular periodic analysis of data to identify and communicate lessons-learned, and regular periodic presentation of data and analyses to Program management.

• Review, monitor, and analyse reports for impact evaluation.

• Help identify the cause of potential bottlenecks in implementation.

Requirements:

• Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Development Studies or other closely related discipline. Post Graduate Training in M&E is added advantage

• Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements.

• At least 3 years of experience in M &E methods and approaches, including designing, planning, and implementing M&E systems, analysing and reporting using a logical framework and other strategic planning approaches..

• Excellent information analysis and report-writing.
How to Apply

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on availability of funds. This positions is based at Entebbe

Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below;

The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
Or hand-delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 14th Feb 2013




Laboratory Scientist Jobs at Uganda Virus Research Institute



Job Title: Laboratory Scientist

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The incumbent will report to the HIV drug resistance Laboratory Director.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

This person will:

• Work with the Laboratory Director and other staff to make sure the laboratory gets accredited and maintains accreditations.

• Prepares for audits where needed

• Participate in setting up systems that will allow collection of specimens and other information for HIV drug resistance testing under the various protocols that will be implemented

• Supervise technicians in the laboratory

• Make sure laboratory staff work under recommended safety, including disposal of waste

• Work with data staff to establish and maintain the HIV Drug Resistance database

• Present data, write reports and manuscripts

• Attend scientific meetings including working with WHO ResNetLab Network

• Assist those developing protocols in virology

• Work in the area of viral load relevant to this programme

• Ensure that work on HIV drug resistance and findings fit well into the overall HIV Quality Assurance Control

• Work with other collaborators such as those at UVRI involved in related work i.e. MRC and CDC

Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum of a degree in Biological Sciences. A Masters Degree in Virology, Molecular Virology or related Sciences is preferred; At least two years experience in molecular techniques such as sequencing and sequence data analyses. Good oral and written communication skills will be required.



How to Apply

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on availability of funds. This positions is based at Entebbe

Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below;

The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
Or hand-delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 14th Feb 2013




Jobs at Uganda Virus Research Institute- Laboratory Technologists



Job Title: Laboratory Technologists

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:

To take charge of the day-to-day activities in the joint UVRI-CDC Laboratory.

Key duties and responsibilities

• Prepare periodic estimates for the resources required in the operations of the HIV Quality Assurance Laboratory

• Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the central quality assurance laboratory of the project

• Participate in the evaluation of new diagnostic kits and algorithms as well as in evaluation of the performance of new serologic assays

• Participate in the development and review of laboratory standard operating procedures

• Advise on the storage of HIV proficiency testing panels

• Oversee the testing of quality control specimens received from testing centres, using the recommended national testing algorithms

• Review/verify the test results from the laboratory technicians

• Participate in provision of quality control and proficiency testing services for HIV serology to HIV testing providers

• Carry out quality control tests on sentinel surveillance samples and on samples from national HIV Sero-Behavioural Surveys

• Send back the test results within the prescribed time

• Arrange for or take remedial action on the results, where required

• Coordinate the distribution of HIV proficiency testing panels to testing centres

• Coordinate the provision of standard operating procedures to testing centres

• Supervise the provision of support supervision of HIV testing centres

• Participate in carrying out training at the testing sites

• Supervise Laboratory Technicians and Laboratory Attendants

• Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be assigned by the Laboratory Manager

Requirements:

• Minimum of a Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.

• A Bachelors degree is an added advantage

• Registered with the Allied Health Professional Council

• 3 years of working experience in a biomedical laboratory. The experience should have included quality control responsibilities

• Knowledge of HIV testing technologies and protocols

• Good interpersonal relations, Communication skills

• Knowledge of basic Computer Applications
How to Apply

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on availability of funds. This positions is based at Entebbe


How to Apply:
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below;

The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
Or hand-delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 14th Feb 2013



Scholarships Opportunities at Total E&P Uganda



Title: Total E&P Uganda is offering four Masters Degree Scholarships for the academic year 2013 / 2014, starting November 2013.

Applications are open for:

Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering & Project Development: Ref No: MASTER IPS1

Masters Degree in Health & Safety Engineering: Ref No: MASTER HSE2

Total scholarship program Total Scholarship Program

Total scholarship program is an ongoing commitment to support national participation in the oil and gas industry through the company offering scholarships opportunities to Ugandan nationals for international recognized Master’s degrees.

This makes a solid contribution to the future of Uganda as the company is investing in education and capacity building addressing both existing industry skills gaps and national capacity development and should enable Total to answer its needs in manpower.

Applicants are invited to apply for Masters degree scholarship leading to a career in either Drilling Engineering or Health & Safety Engineering.

Skills attained after the program

D u r i n g t h e M a s t e r s ’  P r o g r a m m e , t h e graduates will learn to:

MSc Petroleum Engineering and Project Development

• Evaluate and manage oil and gas fields.

• Design and supervise the drilling of exploration and development wells.

• Carry out drilling optimisation programmes.

• Design, supervise, and evaluate well completion, work over and well stimulation programmes.

• Design and operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities.

• Carry out production optimisation and well performance enhancement programmes.

• Participate effectively in multidisciplinary oil and gas field review and field development teams.

MSc Health & Safety Engineering

• Appreciate the regulatory framework for safety management in the industry.

• Evaluate and manage occupational risks and hazards in the industry.

• Plan, prevent and manage Fire and Explosion.

• Conduct Unsafe Acts Audits in Plants and Facilities.

• Design, supervise, and evaluate safety facilities / programmes in the oil & gas industry.

• Participate effectively in multidisciplinary project development teams.

• Handle chemical processes and avoid the toxicological effects.

• Train manpower for chemical hygiene protocols.

Duration of the program

The duration of both programs is 12 months of intensive full time study followed by on-jobtraining (duration to be determined).

The scholarship will cover the following:

• One return flight ticket per year.

• Student medical care.

• Accommodation at the student’s residence.

• Monthly living allowance.

Eligibility criteria

• Ugandan nationality.

• Below 26 years by 31/01/2013.

• First Class Degree or Upper Second Class Degree in any Bachelors of Engineering.

• Committed to coming back to Uganda after the scholarship program.

Selection criteria

Only candidates fulfilling the above mentioned criteria will be contacted and will go through various assessments including panel interviews, aptitude tests and technical interviews.

The final awarding of the scholarship depends entirely on the independent decision of the company and host school.





How to Apply:
Please send a detailed CV, clearly stating your GPA and a cover letter explaining why you should be considered for this scholarship to the email below:

EP.EDUCATION.UGEP@total.com

Include the reference number for the masters program you are applying for in the subject of your email.

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 1 MARCH 2013 AT 17:00HRS

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

(Do not attach other documents to your application at this stage)

Contacted candidates will be requested to provide the documents below:

● Certified copies of university transcripts

● Certified university degree certificate

● Introductory letter from your Local Council



Deadline: 1st March 2013




Jobs at Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium


Job Title: Coordinator
Uganda  Biotechnology  and   Biosafety  Consortium is seeking to employ qualified suitable applicants  for the above position.
Duties
•    Manage and oversee  the affairs  of the  Consortium  Secretariat
•    Prepare Consortium  business plans , annual  work  plans , and budgets  to meet  Consortium  goals
•    Mobilize  resources  for the  activities  of the Consortium

Skills
•    High  level  of  confidence  in relating  with policy  makers
•    Excellent  planning , budgeting  and reporting  skills
•    Self-motivated , dynamic, and  out-put oriented

How to apply
The Chairman
Uganda Biotechnology  and Biosafety  Consortium
c/o  Uganda National  Council for Science  &  Technology
Plot  6, Kimera  Road , Ntinda, Kampala
Tel:+256  705 500

Deadline: 15th February  2013





Health Program Manager Job Vacancy at Peace Corps Uganda

Job Title: Health Program Manager

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Health Program Manager (PM)

Announcement Date:  February 1, 2013
Closing Date:   February 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Position Classification:  Full time Services Contract
Position reports to:  Peace Corps Uganda, Director/Programming and Training

Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide. Peace Corps Uganda invites applicants for the position listed above, which is based in Kampala, Uganda and may require travel to other parts of Uganda. See http://www.uganda.peacecorps.gov/ for more details.

Peace Corps Health programs aid to improve the healthy behaviors and status of Ugandans living in rural areas. The project aims to achieve this which will lead to a reduction of HIV/AIDs and the mitigation of negative impacts of the disease. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of communities and service providers including Village Health teams  and health committees. Health promotion activities also address malaria prevention and practices that affect maternal and child health, morbidity and mortality. A new project to begin later this year will train Ugandan doctors and nurses in clinical skills. The Ministry of Health is a key partner.


Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to provide management and technical leadership in Health to creatively determine the best utilization of the Volunteer skills and abilities to build Uganda capacity by proactively seeking optimum placements and translate host country assistance requests into viable, effective projects; to provide technical and personal support to assigned Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs); and to ensure the maintenance of a quality Peace Corps program overall.

The Health Program Manager heads the Health Team and works as part of a Programming and Training team with the Director of Programming and Training (DPT), the Training Team, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (or person assigned to those tasks) and collaborates closely with all members of the Programming and Training and Administrative Units.

This position is aimed to providing program leadership and management and technical expertise to Peace Corps’ health activities. The PM will be a member of the Peace Corps Programming and Training Team and as such will work collaboratively to plan, research, manage and evaluate PC/Uganda’s health activities and provide technical and administrative support to Uganda Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs).  The PM will also serve as the leader health technical trainer and source related expertise externally for PCVs/PCTs to engage and perform in PC/Uganda’s health programming. The PM will be the liaison with Peace Corps headquarters regarding health programming.
Key Responsibilities:
 Represent PC/Uganda at US government Health Interagency Partnership working group meetings.
 Coordinate with USAID/Uganda, regarding the post’s Health activities.
 Compile program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to Health indicators.
 Monitor governmental and nongovernmental organization (NGO) activities and initiatives in the areas of food security as appropriate.
 Develop and manage Volunteer sites.
 Provide technical, training and management support to PCVs and their counterparts.
 Assist PCVs in monitoring their work and reporting outcomes.
 Aggregate reports generated by PCVs using Peace Corps’ Volunteer Reporting Tool  (VRT) according to indicators and target priorities.
 Liaise with the USAID Monitoring and Evaluation team to compile the reports and generate final evaluations and trend  analyses .
 Manage with others on the Programming and Training Team the Health Project Advisory Committee and utilize the committee to build relationships and provide a mechanism for expert and community input into project activities.
Qualifications and Experience
 Bachelor Degree in Health or related field, with strong technical and management experience in fields related to health promotion, management and disease mitigation.  Excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs; excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written at least one Ugandan language; ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
 Experience of at least two years of Health coordination work with relevant government agencies, health associations, Health service providers, NGOs, and private businesses.
 Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
Position Elements
 Supervision Received: Supervised by the Country Director with daily direction provided by the Director of Programming and Training. For new, difficult, or unusual tasks, supervisors give directions on objectives and suggested procedures. The Health Program Manager is expected to take the initiative to meet established deadlines, and document and communicate procedures to the Country Director.
 Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Foreign Affairs Manual 3) instructions provided by the Programming and Training Officer and the Country Director.
 Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities.
 Limits of Authority: The Health Program Manager is expected to research, discuss, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
 Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Heath Team, the Director of Programming and Training, Training Manager, Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.
 Oversight Exercised: PEPFAR and Global Health Partnership Coordinators.

HOW TO APPLY
1.     Please submit a letter of interest, resume and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above. Also, send names and contact information for three references.
2.     Attach an original copy of a reference letter from your are Local Council (LC1)
Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
OR  via mail:
Administrative Officer
Peace Corps Uganda
Plot 48 Malcolm X Avenue
P. O. Box 29348
Kampala, Uganda
Clearly indicate the position applied for “Health Program Manager” on the envelope.



Deadline: 15th Feb 2013



US Embassy Jobs in Uganda- Director of Programs


Job Title; Deputy Director of Programs
Vacancy announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 008/2013 Date: 02/05/2013

OPEN TO:            All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:          Deputy Director of Programs; FP-3; FSN-13
OPENING DATE:  February 5, 2013
CLOSING DATE:  February 18, 2013
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."

The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Director of Programs.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent serves as Deputy Director of Programs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda office. The main duties of the incumbent are to provide scientific and programmatic leadership for activities related to the implementation of CDC’s HIV/AIDS/TB/STI activities in Uganda, as part of senior management. Responsibilities include development of strategies and programs aimed at achieving the goals of the organization, development of program announcements for the implementation of activities, supervise and conduct technical review of program proposals submitted to the CDC, supervise and monitor program implementation by technical staff. Close collaboration and interface with Ministry of Health (MOH), Uganda AIDS Commission, USG, and other cooperating partners in matters relating to program development and support. The supervision and mentoring of LES Branch Chiefs. The position contains a broad mix of functions including managerial, supervisory, scientific, technical and administrative. The Deputy Director of Programs assists the Director in providing overall scientific and technical direction and supervision to the CDC Global AIDS Program in-country.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available online.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.    Education required: Completion of a Master of Science Degree in medicine and a Master of Science degree in Public Health or Health Policy are required.
2.  Work Experience required:  Seven years of progressively responsible public health experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required; an additional two years of managerial and supervisory responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Must possess knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of epidemiology, infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS and TB that enables employee to serve as national or international expert in the field is required. Knowledge of the design, development and implementation of complex prevention programs in HIV/AIDS, TB or other infectious diseases is required.
5.     Skills and Abilities required:  Outstanding ability to communicate medical, scientific and epidemiological principles in infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and TB epidemiology is required. Incumbent has to provide strong and sensitive leadership and guidance in operational research and HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment implementation activities in Uganda. Exceptional skill in working with MOH personnel, clinic professionals, universities, and collaborating partners to establish and conduct prevention and treatment programs is required. in addition, the incumbent will regularly provide medical and public health advice and consultation as a national and internationally recognized expert.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 18th Feb 2013





Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Political Economic Assistant


Job Title: Political Economic Assistant
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 009/2013 Date: 02/05/2013

OPEN TO:            All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:          Political Economic Assistant; FP-5; FSN-9
OPENING DATE:  February 5, 2013
CLOSING DATE:  February 18, 2013
WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Political Economic Assistant in the Political Section."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent is the Political and Economic Specialist at Embassy Kampala who serves as the principal LES handling  macroeconomic analysis; environment, science, technology, and health (ESTH) issues; Uganda’s oil and gas sectors; the financial sector; information and communications technology; and cross-cutting issues such as corruption efforts, government accountability, and transparency issues. The incumbent also tracks overall foreign investment and the business environment, and analyses and reports on foreign investment from non-U.S. destinations.   The incumbent is a member of Embassy Kampala’s interagency health team, and serves as a liaison with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI), which focuses on issues relating to Uganda’s nascent oil industry and attends meetings with the Mission’s Petroleum Working Group.  The incumbent also works closely with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and coordinates activities with the regional environment, science, technology, and health office in Addis Ababa.
Incumbent frequently functions as the de facto control officer  for high level visits by ensuring all scheduling needs are met and providing assistance to American Officers.   The incumbent briefs visiting officials on current and political developments and trends, and accompanies them to meetings with host government officials.  Frequent visits by U.S. government officials require an attention to detail and ability to multitask when planning multiple visits. Visits also often require work outside office hours to coordinate events and to communicate with American officers on urgent matters or last-minute developments.

The job requires astute judgment, quick decision-making skills and the ability to form thoughtful connections between different political and social developments. The job also requires significantly high diplomatic and communications skills to be able to engage with career and elected government officials at the highest levels.  This job also requires the ability to independently interact with U.S. officials in Washington on key substantive issues and informational requests, as well as trip planning and visit strategies.  The job requires superior writing and communication skills so as to minimize editing by the American supervisors thereby allowing them to focus their time more efficiently.
Often at his/her own initiative, the incumbent prepares extensive spot and in-depth analytical reports on a wide range of sensitive political and economic issues in the context of national issues ,as well as the implications for U.S. interests.   The incumbent drafts analytical and factual reports, researches and gathers information, prepares briefing memos and establishes a wide range of contacts in the government and NGOs which with  legislative and policy developments in the areas of macroeconomic, oil and gas, ESTH, and government-led anti-corruption efforts.  The incumbent must be able to brief the Pol/Econ Chief, Deputy Chief of Mission and Ambassador and TDY visitors on developments and issues with authority and accuracy.  This involves oral or written briefings and inputs, evaluating events in historical perspective and identifying their relationships to national trends and to the interests of the U.S.  Incumbent must be able to make reasonable projections about the future course of politics and social changes, demonstrating critical judgment and as strong integration of social, political and economic factors.  

Incumbent must maintain a wide range of contacts at the highest level of government including ministers, legislature, judiciary, media, academia, businesses, and civil society.  Incumbent advises American officers on a variety of sensitive political and economic issues and related matters, such as gauging the probable reaction of government officials and the Ugandan public to U.S. views or proposals.  The incumbent advises the Embassy’s interagency Small Grants selection committees, managed by the Political Section. The incumbent backs up the Section’s Economic Specialist and must be conversant on financial and commercial issues.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available online.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.    Education required: Completion of a university degree in political science, political economy, economics, history, journalism and human rights is required.
2.  Work Experience required:  Five years experience in foreign policy, political, social development, academia or journalism is required
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) and Level III (Good working knowledge) in Luganda is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  Thorough knowledge of Uganda’s economic and political system, as well as a broad understanding of energy, environment, health, science and technology (ESTH) issues.
5.     Skills and Abilities required:  Ability to interact with Uganda officials, civil society groups, scientists, economists, members of the business community, and political leaders at all levels.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.




HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 18th Feb 2013






Online Volunteering Opportunities at Kitega Community Centre Uganda



Job Title: Add graphics to Village community banking course content
Kitega Community Centre Uganda

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TASK

Kitega Centre is seeking volunteers to help add graphics to its Village banking course content. The course targets the rural poor and offers them financial literacy. To make the course more interesting to the locals, we believe that adding graphics especially pictures that relate to the subject discussed will greatly accelerate learning and enable the locals understand in depth.

The Kitega centre will avail the course content for the volunteers to review and add relevant graphics.

Communication will be online through email.
Number of volunteers: 2
BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Since many poor people fail to raise the security to secure loans from financial institutions, it is possible that they can organize with other members in the community, save locally and access small loans to start up income generating projects. All that is needed are guidelines that can ensure that this is a success.
The course content will help cover all these areas and ensure that people are successful.
This program will target women mainly to be agents of change in their families,
OBJECTIVE

Equip women with skills to utilise small savings and loans to overcome poverty.

Easily monitor and distribute grant to groups rather than individuals.

Sprouting community ideas by availing resources for use.
Region or country
    Uganda
Development topic
    Education
REQUIREMENTS

Graphic design.
Knowledge is preparing electronic presentations skills.
Areas of expertise
    Arts
Languages
    English

Hours per week
    1-5
Duration in weeks
    4


How to Apply:
http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=21351

Deadline: 28th Feb 2013




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