Financial Manager Job at National Housing and Construction Company Limited in Uganda



Job Title: Financial Manager

National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) is a 48 year old private limited liability Company jointly owned by the Government of Uganda and the Government of Libya. The company’s major area of business is construction of residential and commercial buildings.

The vision of NHCC is “to transform people’s lives and communities by providing affordable and well-built housing.”

In an effort to ensure that we achieve our vision successfully, National Housing seeks to recruit a competent person with integrity, dedication and commitment for the position of Financial Manager, who will work as part of an exciting team with a vision of becoming a better person throughout their experience.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant post of Financial Manager.

Job Title:         Financial Manager
Reports to:        Chief Finance Officer
Responsible for:    Financial Officers and Financial Assistants  
Department:        Finance

Job Purpose: 
To supervise the processes of financial reporting and maintain a reliable and secure accounting system, that provides timely, accurate and quality financial information to management and the Board in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Company Policies and Procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Provides Management with periodic updates on business performance by performing financial analysis of key operating financial information.
•    Ensures that internal controls, procedures and policies in the company's financial reporting process are adequate and functional and comply with IFRS and other best practices.
•    Maintains the Company’s General Ledger and its subsidiaries and ensures integrity of the same in accordance with company policies and procedures. This may include reconciliations, adjustments, confirmations, circularization, etc.
•    Proposes and implements improvements in accounting and reporting systems along with internal controls to facilitate accurate and timely reporting. 
•    Ensures accurate process accounting that wholly complies with IFRS.
•    Manages the expenditure process and ensures that the risk of fraud is mitigated as per the company’s policies and procedures.
•    Maintains the Company’s Fixed Asset Register and ensures that periodic reconciliations, physical count, pruning, and updates are carried out in accordance with company financial policies and procedures. 
•    Responsible for preparation of final accounts and financial statements in liaison with the external auditors.
•    Supervises staff and appraises their performance regularly.
•    Assists with ongoing compliance efforts.

Job specifications:
•    A Bachelor’s degree in business or statistics, preferably with specialization in Accounting and Finance.
•    A full professional accounting qualification and full membership of an internationally recognized accountancy institution, such as CPA (U), ACCA, CPA (K).
•    A post graduate qualification in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
•    Must be computer literate and competent in supervising and usage of top Accounting Information Systems on the market.
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision.

•    A minimum of five (5) years accounting/financial management experience in a vibrant commercial organization.

Personal Attributes:
•    Excellent analytical ability
•    Committed to meeting deadlines
•    Excellent report writing ability
•    Skilled in people management
•    Analytical thinking and judgment
•    Integrity
•    Concern for detail

How to Apply:
Applications clearly marked “Application for the position of Financial Manager” and accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of testimonials & three professional referees should be addressed to;

The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,
P.O Box 659,
Kampala, Uganda.
Or by email: info@nhcc.co.ug
Deadline for submission is 20th February, 2013 by 4.00p.m

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.






Clinical Officer Job Vacancy at Medicines Sans Frontiers in Uganda



Job Title: Clinical Officer
 Medicines  Sans  Frontiers   would like to employ suitable applicants  for the above position
Duties
•    Provide  clinical  services  to patients  living  with HIV and /or  TB  including  examinations,  prescriptions, record keeping  and chatting of all  necessary  information
•    Prescribe  ARV’s , TB drugs , OI  prophylaxis and other medications  to appropriate patients

Qualifications
•    Diploma  in Clinical Medicine from a recognized  institution
•    Registration with the Allied Health  Professionals Council

How to apply
The Field  Administrator
Medicines Sans  Frontiers –France
P. O. Box  391, Arua
Next to  St . Joseph’s  Inn
Plot 4  Bwana Volta Road
Tel: 0392 708 013


Deadline: 15th February 2013







Jobs at Mercy Corps in Uganda- Learning & Communications Manager



  
Job Title:     Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Communications Manager

Tracking Code
    218427-927
Job Description

    PROGRAM SUMMARY:

    Mercy Corps drives high quality, analytical work in tough places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently manage a breadth of programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions with funding from a basket of donors. We partner with a range of private, public and civil society actors to systemically broaden opportunity for people across northern Uganda. Much of our work focuses on crowding-in private sector actors to deliver highly demanded but poorly supplied products and services that enhance the growth and competitiveness of the agricultural sector and improve the overall quality of life for the poor. Our work is market-oriented and consistently innovative, dynamic and unique. We seek team members who fit this profile and who can think creatively and critically to drive our work forward.

    

    GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

    Mercy Corps aims to create a culture of learning. We consistently adapt our program thinking to best support new and innovative approaches to development that are best-fit for the fragile, post-conflict settings where we work. Quick feedback loops and associated project adaptation improve the quality of our interventions and the overall effectiveness of our strategies. Our capacity to capture and to incorporate our learning is essential to our success, as is our ability to communicate our challenges and achievements to a broader audience. Accordingly, Mercy Corps Uganda is working to integrate monitoring and evaluation in a different way. We hold all team members responsible for capturing learning frequently and for adapting overall project strategy and day-to-day intervention tactics quickly. It will be the primary responsibility of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications (MELC) Manager to facilitate this process.

    

    The MELC Manager will oversee monitoring, evaluation, learning and communications for all Mercy Corps Uganda programs. In the first year this position will provide critical support to two programs in the Acholi sub-region, the USDA-funded Revitalizing Agricultural Incomes and New Markets (RAIN) and the USAID/FFP-funded Healthy Practices, Strong Communities (HPSC) programs, facilitating and articulating improved learning within and across the programs, our country office and externally. The MELC Manager will work with staff to capture learning from the field, to guide tool development and to support strategy and tactic adjustment as needed. The MELC Manager will frequently write and edit reports, assessments, analyses, stories and other learning to articulate our work, and will hold primary responsibility for the quality of all program evaluations.

    

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

        Lead the institutionalization of learning in program structures by supporting program teams to develop feedback loops and systems for frequent and regular learning sessions and periodic activity redesigns;
        Support the design and ensure the quality of all program evaluations, whether conducted in-house or outsourced, including tool development, field logistics, data analysis, and report writing, in partnership with program teams;
        Prepare, write and edit reports, assessments, analyses and stories that capture learning and drive project decision-making;
        Prepare accurate and timely project documentation and communication that contribute to a learning organization;
        Work with Team Leaders to support the creation of strategy and activity reports;
        Capture and write up ‘stories from the field’ to articulate  market facilitation in action and the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of project interactions with market actors that can be shared internally and externally;
            Introduce the program to relevant stakeholders and foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders;
            Work closely with Mercy Corps Uganda Newsletter editorial team and participate in submission of articles pertinent to all programs;
            Build staff capacity in the areas of quality report writing, learning and documentation and presentation skills;
            Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission;
            Other duties as assigned.

    

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: MEIM Coordinator

    

    ACCOUNTABILITY

    REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:  Country Director

    WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: RAIN/HPSC COP,Acholi Program Manager, SUSTAIN COP, LINKAGE Program Manager, EMD Program Manager, Chief Learning Officers and other M&E staff, DCD, all program teams

    

    Organizational Learning

    As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    

    Accountability to Beneficiaries

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

        A BA/S or equivalent in journalism, international relations, development studies or related field;
        At least four years of experience, preferably with experience in developing countries;
        Superb English verbal and written communication and presentation skills required;
        Strong understanding of data analysis and statistics;
        Strong familiarity with program evaluation techniques ranging from randomized control trials to quasi-experimental participatory assessment methods;
        Ability to communicate with donors, private sector and civil society partners and host government representatives;
        Highly analytical with a willingness to acquire expertise in different communication, learning and development approaches;
        Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory;
        Self-starter, with strong capacity for critical thinking and problem solving;
        Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously;
        Demonstrated capacity to generate and to translate innovative ideas into practical development approaches as well as marketable investment proposals and concepts;
        Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail are necessary;
        Demonstrated ability to follow procedures, to meet deadlines, to work independently and to work cooperatively with team members is required;
        Willing to travel frequently and extensively in remote areas with basic services;

How to Apply:
https://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=218427&company_id=15927&jobboardid=479


Deadline: 20th  Feb 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 Vacancy 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 supervisor

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.




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 - Information Systems Officer





    Job Title: Management Information Systems Officer (One position available)

    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.




Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Budget Analyst



Job Title: Budget Analyst

U. S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Number: 010/2013 Date: 02/11/2013
OPEN TO: All Qualified Locally Employed Staff

POSITION: Budget Analyst; FP-5; FSN-9
OPENING DATE: February 12, 2013
CLOSING DATE: February 25, 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 Budget Analyst in the Financial Management Section."


BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Financial Specialist, the incumbent oversees multiple post budgets and will be responsible for budget formulation in conformance with approved guidelines, budget monitoring and reporting as well as response to data calls. Performing research and computations necessary to establish cost and expense levels for financial plans and provide justifications for the same. Ensuring that obligations and expenditures are in accordance with the budget. Advise agencies through the Financial Management Officer on variations in the budget and recommend alternatives and options in order to ensure that there
is adequate funding for the various programs. Ability to forecast and project expenditure and advise agencies on adequacy of available funding and need for reprogramming. Report preparation for assigned agencies and the Financial Management Officer.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

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 either of the following; Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Social Sciences, Arts, Education, Social Work and Social Administration, Law, Commerce, Finance, Ethics and Development are required.
2. Work Experience required: Three years of progressively responsible experience in financial management and budgeting with a computerized system, or cashiering is required.
3. Language required: Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4. Knowledge required: A good working knowledge of budgeting fundamentals, forecasting techniques and financial management is required.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Must be able to relate funds management with mission, programs and projects at post. Must be able to understand budget management and implications of changes of priorities. Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills and ability to articulate complex issues both orally and written is required.


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: 25th Feb 2013




Jobs at Peace Corps Uganda- Executive Assistant


Job Title: Executive Assistant

Closing Date: February 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Position Classification: Full time Services Contract

The United States Peace Corps seeks a candidate to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Executive Assistant in Kampala, Uganda. The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a large office of diverse programs and volunteers.
The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. The Executive Assistant will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Uganda.

Duties include:
• Provide administrative, logistical and program support to the Country Director.
• Arrange and coordinate the travel logistics for the CD and international visitors, including setting appointments, making hotel reservations, preparing necessary travel documents and information packages.
• Plan, with the direction of CD, and implement public relations and communication strategy liaising closely and coordinating with Public Affairs Office/Public Diplomacy section at the embassy
• Work closely with ITS to design and maintain PC-Uganda website
• Be responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with volunteers, both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as consultants, to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings
• Answer phones and direct all incoming calls to appropriate party promptly and efficiently
• Communicate and handle incoming and outgoing electronic communications on behalf of the CD as directed
• Assist senior staff with preparation of presentation materials
• Review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents; prepare background documents and outgoing mail as necessary
• Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
• Oversee volunteer resource center to ensure efficient and effective resources /information availability and timely dissemination to Peace Corps Volunteers.
• Support safety and security function by maintaining duty roster, updating CD phone with pertinent data and up to date contact information.
• Organize special events and projects
• Maintain and manage an effective filing system
• Lead the administrative/program assistant coordination meetings and maintain effective communication flow in the organization
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• Compile, transcribe and distribute meeting agendas and minutes.


Qualifications and Requirements:
MUST HAVE:
• 5+ years experience supporting at the executive level
• Excellent calendar management skills, including the coordination of complex executive meetings
• Experience assisting management with the creation of PowerPoint presentations
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Experience scheduling travel arrangements for management, excellent writing skills

STRONGLY PREFER:
• Support experience in a volunteer support and professional services, PR/marketing, international development
• Experience successfully creating and/or modifying processes
• Bachelor’s degree
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1. A resume or C.V. that includes:
• Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving
• Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas.
• Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
• An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months
2. Three professional references. (One must also be from the current employer.)
3. Photocopies of:
Academic diplomas. Pease note, in addition to a copy of the academic diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and curriculum.
Certificates of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships
Professional registrations
4. A cover letter
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
6. The candidate should also provide the following:
a. Date of birth
b. Place of birth
c. Citizenship
d. Passport number
e. Passport issue date
f. Passport expiration date
7. An original copy of a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) required.
All documents submitted must be in English, with official translation for those not, and shall not be returned.
You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview.
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How to Apply:
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
OR via mail:
Administrative Officer
Peace Corps / Uganda
Plot 48 Malcom X Avenue, Kololo
PO Box 29348
Kampala, Uganda
Peace Corps Uganda is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 22nd Feb 2013





Jobs at Johns Hopkins University in Uganda- Project Coordinator


Job Title: Project Coordinator


The Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication, programs (CCP) is a pioneer in the field of strategic, research based communication for behavior change and health promotion that has helped transform the theory and practice of public health. In Uganda, CCPs goal is to strengthen public health through strategic communication programs.

Position Title: Project Coordinator Reports to: Regional Representative Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Job Summary:

The Project Coordinator will provide technical assistance to the Rakai Health Sciences Project (RHSP) to design, implement and monitor the “Stylish Man” communication campaign aimed at motivating men in Rakai to take a more active role in HIV prevention and treatment. The Project Coordinator will support the Rakai Health Sciences Programme to design, and manage a 9-month campaign in Rakai District. Specifically, the Project Coordinator will:

    Work with the RHSP, to refine the campaign strategy for the “Stylish Man” communication campaign
    Direct implementation of “Stylish Man” work plan and strategy
    Ensure the project stays within budget; negotiate contracts and engage consultants as necessary
    Oversee the day to day activities, including but not limited to the following:

    Provide technical input on creative materials, activity plans and training materials, ensuring that they are accurate, attractive, and consistent with the communication strategy.
    Design and coordinate pretesting of creative materials and activities and incorporation of findings into finalized materials.
    Design training materials for community resource persons.
    Monitor and supervise radio and community based activities conducted under the “Stylish Man” campaign.

    Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to design a monitoring system, analyze monitoring data, and use that analysis to improve the campaign.
    Provide weekly reports to RHSP team on the ongoing communication campaign
    Work with RHSP research team to design the campaign impact evaluation.
    Any other duties related to the “Stylish Man” communication f campaign.
    The position will be based in Kampala but will require frequent travel to Rakai.

Requirement:

    Minimum of a masters degree in mass communication, public health, advocacy or public relations or in a related field.
    Minimum 5 years working experience in the field of health communication.
    Fluent in English and Luganda.

Experience: 5


How to apply:
Please deliver copies of your CV, academic transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programmes, Plot 15 Binayomba Avenue, Bugolobi (same street as Royal suites and Ambrossoli International School) Attn: HR Manager.

The deadline for receiving applications will be 5:00pm, Monday February 18th 2013.




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