Records Officer Job at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda


JOB TITLE: RECORDS OFFICER
REPORTS TO: FACILITIES SUPPORT MANAGER
DIRECTORATE: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: LOGISTICS AND FACILITIES
SALARY SCALE: N/OF/N5
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTACT (RENEWABLE)
Purpose of the Job:
To assist in designing and implementing the Authority’s document and information management systems including delivery and tracking of internal and external correspondences. Key Results Area/Accountabilities
 Assist in the design and implementation of the organisation’s electronic and other document management systems,
 Assist in the processes of records storage facility and the implementation of the Archives Management Plan.
 Carrying out storing, arranging, indexing and classifying Authority’s records;
 Facilitating the development of filing systems, and maintaining it to meet administrative, legal and financial requirements;
 Devising and ensuring the implementation of retention and disposal schedules;
 Overseeing the management of electronic and/or paper-based information;
 Setting up, maintaining, reviewing and documenting records systems;
 Advising on and implementing new records management policies and classification systems;
 Providing a policy framework to guide staff in the management of their records and use of the employer's records system;
 Standardising information sources throughout an organisation or group of organisations;
 Managing the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems;
 Preserving corporate memory and heritage;
 Enabling appropriate access to information;
 Responding to internal and/or external information enquiries;
 Advising staff in other departments on the management of their records and information;
 To prepare section quarterly and annual reports.
Qualifications:
 Honours degree in Records and Archive Management/Library and Information Science;
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 A Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
 Computer literacy is a must.
Skills/Competencies
 Good analytical skills;
 Capable of prioritising;
 Good problem solving skills;
 Administrative skills;
 Organisational skills;
 Communication skills;
 Interpersonal skills.

Experience
 A minimum of 3 (Three) years’ experience in direct work within the records environment in a large or busy organisation; with one (1) year experience providing administration and technical support to users of an electronic document management system;
 Knowledge of principles and practices of records management including records retention laws and ability to develop and maintain complex record keeping systems.


National Information Technology Authority

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.

Deadline: 1st March 2013









Marketing Specialist Job at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda


JOB TITLE: MARKETING SPECIALIST
REPORTS TO: CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER
DIRECTORATE: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: CUSTOMER SERVICES
SALARY SCALE: N/SP/N4
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTRACT (RENEWABLE)
Purpose of the Job:
To provide technical/professional advice and support to the Authority in carrying out marketing research & development, product/services development, pricing structure design, sales promotion and customer services delivery in accordance with its strategic business plans.


Key Results Area/Accountabilities
 Conducting marketing research including customers or clients’ needs identification and assessment in collaboration with the relevant directorates/departments;
 Undertaking IT products/services market trends and forecasts analysis in collaboration with the relevant directorates/departments;
 Guide the Authority in identification and marketing of new IT products and services to exploit existing niche markets and potential market opportunities;
 Assist in developing and support provision of responsive IT product/services to meet customer/clients identified needs in line with the Authority’s mandate;
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 Providing technical/professional advice to the Authority in establishing and implementing a robust marketing/customer services structures, systems, competencies and values in order to meet and exceed customers/clients expectations;
 Providing technical/professional support to the Authority in branded marketing communications in close collaboration with Corporate Communication department;
 Providing technical/professional support to the Authority in establishing and maintaining comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Application Systems and Customer Database;
 Providing technical/professional support to the Authority in establishing and maintaining a responsive Call Center including systems for client support and complaint handling;
 Carrying out capacity building, training and evaluation of front and back office staff in customer care to ensure effective and profitable internal and external customer relationships;
 Provide professional support to the Authority in developing and promoting Uganda as a preferred BPO/ITES destination;
 Perform any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time;


Qualifications
 BCOM/BBA/BSC (Marketing Option) or their equivalent from a recognized University and
 Internationally Recognized Professional Qualification in marketing is an essential requirement
 A Post graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage
Skills/Competencies
 Computer skills (Preferably Microsoft office Applications);
 Hand on knowledge of CRM Information System;
 Practical Marketing Research & Development skills;
 Ability to work on own initiative as well as supervision of a team;
 Demonstrable supervisory skills;
 Excellent business acumen;
 Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership;
 Excellent communication and report writing skills;
 Knowledge of management philosophies;
 A person of integrity and honesty;
Experience
 At least five (5) years’ experience with a reputable public, private commercial 3 (three) of which must have been at such a position in particular carrying out similar assignment.


National Information Technology Authority

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.



Deadline: 1st March 2013






Procurement Specialist Job at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda


JOB TITLE: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
REPORTS TO: PROCUREMENT MANAGER
DIRECTORATE: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL UNIT
SALARY SCALE: N/SP/N4
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTRACT (RENEWABLE)
Purpose of the Job:
To advice on and monitor the procurement and disposal activities of the Authority in accordance with PPDA regulations and relevant development partners guidelines, particularly to ensure that adequate and quality goods, services and works are acquired competitively, transparently and economically.
Key Results Area/Accountabilities
 Provide professional (technical) guideline to the procurement and disposal functions in line with public procurement and other laws.
 In consultation with the user directorates and Procurement Manager prepare, review and adjust NITA-U procurement plans.
 Provide professional (technical) support and advice to user departments in preparation of statement of requirements.
 In consultation with user departments and Procurement Manager prepare bidding documents for acquisition of goods, works and services.
 Undertake market surveys for trends in prices, potential suppliers, availability and quality of items and exploit potential savings in the procurement and disposal processes.
 Participate and provide procurement guidance during the evaluation of bids and supplier selection process, post qualification and contract negotiations.
 Prepare monthly reports and quarterly reports for management, Contracts Committee and PPDA.
 Provide procurement guidance in preparation of contracts and ensure that they are forwarded to Solicitor General (SG) and organise contract signing after SG’s clearance.
 Conduct regular performance appraisal of providers to ensure that contracts are performed to quality, timely and in the most cost effective manner.
 Support the development and monitor fixed asset registers in collaboration with the Finance department.
Qualifications
 Bachelors’ degree in Procurement/Purchasing and supplies management Commerce, Business Administration from a recognized university;
 Full membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).
 A post graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.
Skills/Competencies
 Computer skills (Preferably Microsoft office Applications).
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 Ability to work on own initiative as well as in a team.
 Demonstrable supervisory skills.
 Excellent business acumen.
 Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership.
 Analytical and problem –solving skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Excellent report writing skills.
 Excellent communication skills.
 Knowledge of management philosophies.
 A person of integrity and honesty
Experience
 At least 5 (five) years proven working record gained while serving with a reputable public or private or donor funded organization in the area of procurement and disposal 3 (three) of which must have been at a such a position in particular carrying out similar assignment.
 Demonstrable knowledge of PPDA regulations or donor funded projects guidelines.
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National Information Technology Authority

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
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Deadline: 1st March 2013







Jobs at International Rescue Committee in Uganda - Communications Officer


Job Title: Communications Officer - Peace Building, Karamoja, Uganda
Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2013
International Rescue Committee
Naguru, Kampala, Uganda

PROGRAM BACKGROUND: The IRC has implemented peace building programs in Karamoja since 2002 with support from USAID and the European Union. IRC's peace building portfolio currently includes Women Building Peace, a project that enhances women's meaningful participation in peace building processes; and Akimorikin (coming together), a USAID funded project that is anticipated to start in March 2013. Akimorikin will strengthen institutional capacity for effective Early Warning and Early Response in Karamoja. IRC's peace building program incorporates a strong gender dimension, contributing to the UNSCRs 1325 & 1820, and the Government of Uganda National Action Plan in support of these resolutions. The program objectives are achieved through strong partnerships with local Civil Society Organizations, government institutions and IGAD's CEWERU in Uganda. IRC's peace building work covers the districts of Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Napak and Kotido.

JOB PURPOSE: In line with donor's visibility and communications guidelines and requirements, the Communications Officer is responsible for developing program communication and advocacy strategies, monitoring and providing support for their effective implementation. He/she will contribute to enhancing the quality and visibility of IRC's peace building program by undertaking capacity building for the IRC and its program partners in effective communication, capturing success stories and lessons learnt, preparing and producing information and communication materials for diverse internal and external audiences.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead on the development of innovative and relevant communication and advocacy strategies for the peace building program in Karamoja
Develop and enforce the use of a branding and marking guide / strategy based on IRC global guidelines and donor regulations to ensure consistency and professional quality across IRC's peace building program.
Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of print and electronic documentation of project activities, program successes, lessons learned and best practices for internal and external dissemination.
Support the preparation of quarterly project reports in close collaboration with the manager and technical coordinator.
Work closely with the data, monitoring and evaluation officer to draft research, monitoring and evaluation reports and ensure proper cataloging and safe storage of program information.
Lead the preparation of peace building contributions to the IRC Uganda annual report, the governance and rights newsletter and any other publications relevant to the peace building program.
In liaison with the data, monitoring and evaluation officer, develop and maintain an electronic library for safe and ethical storage of resources and quick reference for the program team.
Write blog posts, articles and newsletters for local, national and international audiences including donor agencies, and ensure they are posted on the IRC website and relevant publicity or information sharing platforms.
In support of the technical and program coordaintors, facilitate Karamoja level arrangements for publicity events, design and organize the production and distribution of publicity/visibility materials.
Review the local, national, regional and international news and share weekly updates to keep program staff updated on relevant developments in governance and peace building fields.
Issue IRC's peace building staff and partners with news alerts and background material for stories likely result in media queries.
Strengthen the communication capacities within the peace building team through scheduled capacity building initiatives and day to day support.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in journalism, mass communications, public relations or any other related field; or a diploma with relevant progressive work experience.
At least two years experience in a related position.
Must be conversant with the development of effective communication and advocacy strategies that target a diverse range of stakeholders in communities, government, donor agencies, media and civil society organizations.
Must have excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to adapt different writing styles to suite specific situations and audiences; a keen eye for detail and a desire for maximum levels of accuracy at all times.
Excellent photography skills and competence in the use of computer software key to the support of communications publications.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team and foster healthy team dynamics.
Diplomacy, tact and patience required to gather stories about the lives of IRC's beneficiaries; understanding of and maturity with regards to the sensitivities of collecting and communicating information about peace and security issues;
Should be passionate about working in rural areas to serve communities affected by conflict with an interest in issues of governance, peace and human rights.
Knowledge of written and spoke nga' karimojong will be an added advantage.

Female and Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Ugandan NGO Sector.


How to apply:
Send CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala; OR Email: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 26th Feb 2013





Jobs at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda - Human Resource Manager


JOB TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTORATE: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: HUMAN RESOURCE
SALARY SCALE: N/MA/N3
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTRACT (RENEWABLE)


Purpose of the Job
To develop, coordinate and support implementation of NITA-U’s Human Resource Management and Development programs in line with the labor laws, the HRMM and best practices.

Key Result Areas/ Accountabilities
 Provide professional (technical) support and advice to management, staff, and board in line with NITA-U Strategic Plan and HR Policy;
 Develop work targets for the HR in line with Human Resource Strategic Plan;
 Plan, budget and account for resources for Human Resource activities in line with NITA-U Strategic Plan;
 Manage the performance, training and development of staff in line with the Human Resource Policy;
 Position NITA-U as the employer of choice by implementing contemporary cost-effective HRM practices in line with the HRMM and the relevant laws of Uganda;
 Coordinate the implementation of procedures for recruitment, confirmation, promotion, discipline and grievances in line with relevant Human Resource policies;
 Review and monitor performance management and control systems and recommend changes in light of changing environment in accordance with Human Resource policy;
 Develop and supervise the implementation of mechanisms that maintain the integrity and systematic flow of HR information and communication;
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 Review and advise NITA-U management on optimization of the organizational structure and business model;
 Monitor the application of HURIS in the in line with NITA-U information policy.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
 Masters degree in Human Resource Management/Organizational Psychology/ Business Administration (HR Option)/Masters Degree in Management and Organizational Development;
 Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage;
 Must be Certified Human Resource Professional with an internationally recognized body;
 Member of a reorganized Human resource Association in Uganda.
Essential skills/competences:
 Knowledge of HR Information Systems and Computer applications;
 Knowledge of best practices in Human Resource Management;
 Change Management Skills;
 Ability to work calmly under the stress of conflicting deadlines and assignments as well as strong emotional maturity;
 Experience in advising and supporting users, and management in the development, implementation of HR Policies in a busy and large organization
 Strong knowledge of Labor laws of Uganda;
 Good organizational, attention to detail and coordination skills
 Ability to build, lead, and work with teams, exercise good judgment and maintain complete confidentiality;
 Good interpersonal and communication skills (counseling skills shall be an added advantage)
 Leadership and supervisory skills;
 Negotiation Skills.
Required Experience:
 A minimum of 7 (seven) years working experience in Human Resource Management of which 3 (three) should have been at a senior management level.

National Information Technology Authority

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
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Deadline: 1st March 2013






Finance Manager Job at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda


JOB TITLE: MANAGER, FINANCE
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTORATE: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: FINANCE DEPARTMENT
SALARY SCALE: N/MA/N3
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTRACT (RENEWABLE)

Purpose of the Job:
To administer the finance functions of the Authority by establishing and maintaining a system to plan, control, record and report on financial and other resources of the Authority in line with set policies and strategic plan.

Key Results Area/Accountabilities
 Designing systems, policies and procedures for financial and other resources management;
 Preparation and implementing financial plans and budgets;
 Reporting on actual and projected business and or financial results;
 Evaluation and analysis of financial health and risks;
 Maintaining financial discipline and control throughout the organization;
 Maintaining financial records and preparing financial statements;
 Development and implementation of financial strategies and controls for capital investments;
 Advising management on compliance with statutory requirements especially with respect to finance and accountability;
 Ensuring effective revenue and cash management;
 Providing financial expertise on statutory or commercial debts;
 Liaison with external auditors;
 Perform any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications
 A Masters in BCOM/BBA/BSC (Accounting or Finance Major) from a recognized University
 Full Membership of Internationally Recognized Professional Accounting Body (ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CA etc.) is a requirement;
 A Post graduate in a relevant field is an added advantage.
Skills/Competencies
 Computer skills (Preferably Microsoft office Applications).
 Practical skills on Computerized Accounting Information System;
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 Ability to work on own initiative as well as supervision of a team;
 Demonstrable supervisory skills.
 Excellent business acumen.
 Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership.
 Analytical and problem –solving skills.
 Excellent communication and report writing skills;
 Knowledge of management philosophies.
 A person of integrity and honesty
Experience
 At least 5 (five) years of experience with a reputable public, private commercial or donor funded organization, 3 (three) of which must have been at a similar level/position;
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National Information Technology Authority

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
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Deadline: 1st March 2013




Jobs at National Information Technology Authority in Uganda- Manager Research and Innovation



JOB TITLE: MANAGER – RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR – PLANNING, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTORATE: PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
SALARY SCALE: N/MA/N3
DURATION: 3 YEARS CONTRACT (RENEWABLE)

Purpose of the Job:
To coordinate the IT Research and Innovation function in NITA-U and Nation-wide
in line with NITA-U’s Strategic Plan, the National Development Plan, the National
Science, Technology & Innovation Policy/Plan and other related Plans.

Key Results Area/Accountabilities
 Identify and engage all IT Research & Innovation Stakeholders and facilitate
the creation of a platform/forum for regular stakeholder engagement
(National IT Research & Innovation Network);
 Conduct and Spearhead research & Innovation in line with the NITA‐U’s
mandate and strategic plan;
 Establish software and hardware development centres of excellence;
 Coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive IT
Research & Innovation System in consultation with the key stakeholders;
 Plan and develop research project proposals (needs assessments, appraisals,
and pre‐project studies) in line with the authority’s strategic plan;
 Initiate, support, sustain, consolidate and operationalize the country’s IT
Research Agenda ;
 Provide technical assistance to the various Directorates in regard to research
support functions;
 Build research capacity for staff in collaboration with partners and
stakeholders according to the research business plans
 Facilitate the identification, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination
IT related data as may be required in the IT Sector and Nationwide;
 Undertake supervision, guidance and appraisal of staff working under him/her;
 Participate in planning, organising and management of the Directorate


Qualifications
 A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology, Information Systems, Statistics or their equivalent;
 A Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Information Systems, Software Engineering or a closely related field is a
requirement;
 Professional/ Industry IT Certification such as ITIL, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE,
OCA, PMP etc. are an added advantage;
 Certification in Research Administration such as Certified Research
Administrator (CRA) is an added advantage.
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Experience
 A minimum of 5 (five) years’ proven and demonstrable experience in IT Research and Innovation in a reputable Public or Private Organization, 3 (three) years of which should have been at Supervisory level;
 Evidence of having worked on Technology Transfer Projects.
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How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, copies of certificates and testimonials to the address below. Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2013 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time). No application will be accepted without a duly signed standard application form.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
4. FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in ones favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
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Deadline: 1st March 2013





Jobs at Smile Communications (U) Ltd - Senior Manager




Job Title: Senior Manager

About this job

Our client Smile Communications (U) Ltd is bringing about an internet revolution to Uganda with the introduction of its 4G LTE super fast, high quality and reliable internet access services. Smile is the only ISP in Uganda and only the 3rd in Africa offering 4G LTE and is looking for a number of highly experienced, talented and committed individuals to join their team. Smile is an equal opportunity employer.

Reports to: Head of Sales & Distribution

Job Summary:

This role will be responsible for the overall success of Smile’s retail outlets including planning and leadership, profit margin maximisation, new products and services, compliance to brand standards and other Smile requirements, while maintaining the highest level of customer experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provide leadership, direction and development to all aspects of the Smile Retail function (e.g. Smile shops and kiosks)
    Implement the Smile sales and distribution strategy, policies, processes and standards as may be revised from time to time, adapting them to local priorities and circumstances for the Smile Retail channel
    Develop and implement the local Smile Retail plans as embedded in the approved OPCO sales and distribution road map
    Optimise existing markets through effective Smile Retail channel roll out, management, merchandising and distribution
    Ensure superior customer service in line with Smile’s brand promise in all Smile Retail points of sales (POS)
    Manage the Smile Retail operations including planning, budgeting, stock control, process improvement and control, health & safety, manpower planning & resourcing, training & development and partner/service provider management while liaising with the respective Heads of department/function (interdepartmental co-ordination)
    Manage and motivate the Smile Retail team to ensure efficiency and performance against set parameters
    Analyse sales figures/performance reports and forecasting future sales volumes to maximise profits. Conduct regular Continuous Improvement Reviews with the retail team members
    Manage the applicable governance and approval processes relevant to the Smile Retail channel
    Ensure compliance to set guidelines, strategy, policy, processes and procedures for the Smile Retail channel as may be approved from time to time
    Establish and monitor service levels/standards to ensure that agreed KPIs for the Smile Retail channel are met
    Provide any other ad hoc duties assigned to you from time to time by the Head of Sales& Distribution or any other person appointed by the Company for this purpose.

Key Performance Indicators:

    OPCO revenue and EBIDTA targets
    Optimal Smile Retail presence throughout Smile’s coverage area
    Optimal mix between Smile shops and kiosks; as well as fully owned POS and controlled POS under franchise agreement
    Effective and efficient logistics network
    Effective management of key local partners
    Superior level of customer services in line with the Smile brand promise

Education and experience

    Degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or other business related degree
    10 years experience in Retail, Sales and Distribution with minimum of 5 years in the telecom industry
    Some operational sales experience “in shop” , B2B sales and marketing will be of added advantage

Skills and competencies:

    Strong retail and customer service background
    Strong leadership, communication and project management skills
    Strong organisational skills with superior attention to detail
    Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with process focus/mindset
    Proven ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    Demonstrated influencing and negotiation skills
    Strong self starter and able to drive initiatives independently.

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

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

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

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

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


Deadline: 6th March 2013





Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda - Program Director



Job Title: Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Program Director

About this job

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

Reports to: Country Director

Job Summary: You are a social entrepreneur with excellent operational skills and you have passion for empowering the poor through agricultural business development and Information Communication Technologies. The CKW Program Director will oversee the CKW program in Uganda, providing guidance in the areas of increasing program impact, strengthening operations for scaling (in Uganda and third countries) and sustainability while providing strategic and operational leadership of all program efforts. The Program Director will work closely with a range of partners, manage the local team, guide research, track and report results, guide the overall strategy and ensure excellence in execution. Through the use of innovative technologies, the PM will build creative solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges in reaching smallholder farmers with the goal of increasing the incomes of thousands of smallholder farmers.

Duties and Responsibilities;

    Execute on strategy, strengthen business development and execute on the CKW Model in Uganda and prepare for 3rd country scaling
    Deepen relationships, leverage strengths and understand needs of local partners ; identify, vet and develop partnerships with high potential partners partners in the public, private and third sectors ;
    manage key stakeholder relationships with institutions, including the Ministry of Agriculture, district governments, commercial enterprises, NGOs and other entities.
    Gain deep understanding of complementary initiatives, global trends in information and communication technology in agricultural development and learning from related experiences and incorporate into implementation strategy
    Continuously review and develop the short-, mid- and long-term CKW strategy in Uganda and update regularly based on learning; implement the approach for achieving sustainability and increased percentage of sustainable funding sources year on year
    Implement with excellence, Strengthen operations through the development of program capability (people, processes and IT systems) and ensure key performance targets are measured and met. Develop a standard operations manual and replication guide for third countries
    Oversee the measurement and evaluation framework to ensure high social  impact for the poor
    Prepare ambitious but achievable project plan for each phase of the program scale up
    Manage implementation,provide technical expertise, remove barriers, scale the program and
    develop effective education and field outreach programs in rural areas in order to reach program goals within three years.
    Track and report results
    Review and develop success metrics for each work stream (expansion of CKW network, development of mobile applications, and data collection services); preparing summary updates and reports as needed.
    Review the reporting framework to measure/communicate progress in real-time (including budget) and develop monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework within each work stream and the overall program.
    Provide comprehensive analysis of progress against metrics and milestones, suggesting approaches to strengthen applications, business models, network development while drawing conclusions about scaling potential and approach; articulate the approach for reaching poorest farmers while incorporating gender into the metrics that will track progress in these areas.
    Manage local resources and vendors/suppliers
    Prepare RFPs, evaluate and manage procurement.
    Build, manage, direct and mentor local team and administer sub-grants to local partners.
    Identify local experts to serve on Steering Committee and Expert Review Board and convene as appropriate.
    Promote CKW efforts in Africa (local representation)
    Generate awareness about our CKW efforts in Uganda and in the region (as appropriate)
    Represent the CKW Project in Uganda in discussions with a wide range of partners
    Explore opportunities for additional CKW Project implementations in other African countries (pending results of work in Uganda)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission and understanding of and commitment to development in Africa and agriculture in general.
    Outstanding project management skills with proven track record of achievement under a range of challenging situations (ideally in multiple countries). A previous role as director of operations would be an asset.
    Excellent people skills – ability to manage complex projects (operational and tactical) with proven ability to work effectively with diverse partners.
    Strong business, leadership, and time management skills; ability to work collaboratively across the organization, provide leadership, train and integrate diverse programs while managing multiple projects and regional team members.
    Ability to gain working knowledge of GFUSA's policies, procedures, and practices;
    Strong strategic thinker who thinks innovatively and creatively to solve unstructured problems and ability to manage complexities under pressure; entrepreneurial spirit to think strategically and at tactically.
    Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills;
    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook;
    Ability to promote knowledge transfer through strong mentoring and team building skills
    Enthusiasm and passion for development work in Uganda and the region; belief in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of small holder farmers – preferably with practical experience.
    Commitment to building social and gender equity into program design and approach
    Equally comfortable presenting to a room of business executives and discussing needs with villagers sitting on the dirt floor of a rural home.

Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Public Policy, Engineering, Business, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred;
    At least 10 or more years of project or organizational management – ideally with a leading agricultural organization, top consulting firm, private enterprise;
    Experience working in agricultural development in developing countries, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience in microfinance and/or technology is preferred;
    Experience in information and communication technology (ICTs) preferred;
    Fluent in oral and written English and knowledge of predominant language spoken in region;
    Experience living and working in a developing country preferred.

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

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

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

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

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




Deadline: 5th March 2013




Manager Business Development Job at IT Services Company in Uganda


Job Title: Manager - Business Development
About this job

Our client is a pan- African IT services company, headquartered in Dubai, with presence in more than 25 countries in Africa. The company capitalizes on the strength of its core expertise and capabilities, across Service Providers, Tower Infrastructure Providers, Banking and Financial Services, Government, and Oil & Gas sectors. It leverages its deep domain and delivery expertise, methodologies and frameworks, partnerships and technology alliances, and secured, flexible, and futuristic delivery model to provide IT services across Africa. Their main line of business includes consulting and systems integration services, managed services, and outsourcing services. They are among the leading pan-African partners for major IT companies including IBM, Cisco, Avaya, Oracle, and Dell. They cater to a large clientele including communication service providers (CSPs), System Integrators (SIs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  We are currently serving blue chip clients such as Airtel, Tigo, IBM, Avaya, and Comviva.

Reports to: VP - Sales

Job Summary:

Sells products by implementing sales plans; supervising sales staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Establishes sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions and territories; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products.
    Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly revenue streams.
    Develops specific plans to ensure revenue growth in all company’s product.
    Collaborates with VP-Sales to develop sales strategies to improve market share in all product lines.
    Interprets short- and long-term effects on sales strategies in operating profit.
    Educates sales team by establishing programs/seminars in the areas of new account sales and growth, sales of emerging products and multi-product sales, profitability, improved presentation strategies, competitive strategies, proper use and level of sales support, management of expenses and business/financial issues on contracts.
    Establish and control budgets for sales promotion and trade show expenses.
    Reviews expenses and recommends economies.

Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in any of the technology, Degree in MBA is desirable.
    6-8yrs of sales experience in IT/ telecom industry.
    Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
    Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team.
    Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills, plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
    A valid driver’s license.

How to Apply:

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

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

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

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

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

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



Deadline: 22nd Feb 2013





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