Jobs American Refugee Committee International in Uganda - Program Director



Job Title: National Program Director, Kampala

DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/MISSION:

Vision:

    A Uganda where challenges to living life with dignity and self-sufficiency are overcome and people are enabled to live healthy and productive lives.

Mission:

    We will build individual and collective capacity to overcome the obstacles of displacement and develop sustainable livelihoods while supporting access to services when people cannot meet their basic needs.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The National Program Director (NPD) will play the leading role in ensuring overall program quality and impact, ensure that programs are contextually appropriate, monitored closely and funded sufficiently. The NPD will be responsible for developing a coherent program strategy, strong program design through effective M&E systems and represent ARC in inter-agency meetings. In addition the NPD will lead the country office in reflecting on lessons learned to improve quality of programming and reporting. The NPD will be based in Kampala with regular travel to field sites.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Strategy, Design and Development

    In collaboration with the Country Director and HQ technical staff, provide leadership to the development of an integrated program strategy for Uganda.
    Promote excellence in ARC Uganda's programs through ongoing programmatic and strategic support for field based program-staff, including the development of M&E systems.
    Working in collaboration with in-country Coordinators and HQ-based Technical Unit staff ensure programs are designed according to ARC and industry best practices and ARC program framework.
    Work with HQ technical leads in the development of relevant programming frameworks.
    Working in collaboration with the Country Director, proactively identify opportunities for new programming initiatives and funding to support them.
    In collaboration with the Country Director and HQ technical staff, provide leadership to the development of an integrated program strategy for Uganda.
    Ensure that new proposals promote high quality programming by responding to identified needs, taking account of recognized best practices, minimum standards and lessons learned from earlier programs.
    Participate or lead proposal development to sustain program activities.
    Lead the M&E components of each program so that best practices, lessons learned and organizational learning are documented and used in future programming.

Program Management and Oversight

    Provide overall leadership and management to ARC Uganda programs, ensuring quality of activities and targeted impact, and compliance with ARC and donor regulations.
    Working in collaboration with Program and Field Coordinators, ensure that program implementation is managed closely through the development of structured work plans, indicator tracking and monitoring plans.
    Support Program and Field Coordinators to fulfill their budget-holder expectations. Ensure expenditure within program supplies costs of each project is monitored and corrective action is initiated and tracked where required.
    Convene grant review meetings where program performance is reviewed and corrective action taken as needed, and promote program integration.
    Provide leadership to ensure the timely and high-quality activity and narrative reporting per ARC and donor guidelines. Ensure reports and work plans are collected and compiled with input from Program Coordinators and their team.
    Provide proper representation in cluster, reference group meetings and as needed, participate in ad hoc working groups.
    Set performance objectives with all supervisees, and conduct scheduled performance evaluations. Ensure that all supervisees also complete the performance management cycle with their own supervisees.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Working with the Country Director and HQ technical leads, provide overall leadership to set up effective monitoring and evaluation systems for the country program strategy.
    Lead country office in documenting lessons learned, reflecting on them, and using these lessons learned as episodes of good practice.
    Share lessons learned with HQ and other actors, participate in external workshops communicating good practices.
    Lead any comprehensive or program reviews including mid-term reviews, final evaluations, and assessments.
    Representation and Inter-agency Coordination
    Represent ARC in other inter-agency coordination meetings, cluster meetings or ad hoc working groups.

Participation in Country Management

    Attend national and district level meetings as needed, and represent Country Director in CD's absence.
    Attend Country Management Team (CMT) meetings as scheduled.
    Contribute to the development and evolution of country policies and protocols.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

    Minimum 5 years program management experience in humanitarian internally displaced or refugee settings or other conflict and post-conflict populations.
    Master's degree in a relevant area of study required; MA, MPH, MSW or similar degree or experience preferred.
    Knowledge of concepts and principles of humanitarian action and aid, Protection, Health, GBV and livelihoods.
    Understanding of the relevant IASC Guidelines, conventions, protocols of the UN or security council and development plans.
    Demonstrated management skills and ability to work independently.
    Practical knowledge of financial management tools and processes.
    Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health profession staff, and organizations.
    Practical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems
    Excellent computer, writing and communication skills, including proven report writing skills.
    Fluent in written and spoken English.

Desirable

    Experience with capacity building of local organizations - technical and program development .
    Experience in community-based programming approach.
    Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health profession staff, and organizations.
    Representation experience.
    Knowledge of USG Financial Rules & Regulations.
    Interest and experience supervising, guiding and training staff, individually or in groups.
    Interest and experience in community-based approaches.
    Ability to identify potential conflicts and conflict resolution skills.
    Experience in group facilitation and conducting trainings.
    Experience managing budgets.
    Grant writing experience preferred.
    Willingness to work in another culture, in a post-conflict/transitional environment with basic/limited resources and infrastructure.

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

    Willingness to work in multi-cultural setting.
    Willingness to travel to field sites and communities on a regular basis.
    Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to talk with high-level officials, as well as community members.
    Demonstrated experience and knowledge in participatory techniques and methodologies.
    Experience in project design and project design tools.
    Ability to think critically, identify potential conflicts and apply conflict resolution skills.
    Ability to build positive relationships with donors, government officials and other stakeholders.
    Strong personal commitment to gender equality.
    Experience in supervising both expatriate and national staff and strong mentoring capacity.

How to apply:
Please send applications to jobs@arc.co.ug

Deadline: 20/03/2013






Jobs at Malaria Consortium in Uganda - Finance Officer



Job Title: Regional Finance Officer, Kampala


Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.

The Regional Office based in Kampala, Uganda provides support to the Africa country offices. The Regional Finance team is responsible for overseeing the finances of the country programmes including donor reporting, budget preparation and all financial and management accounting and provides a link between the country offices and the global organisation to ensure a consistency of approach and high quality standards across all of Malaria Consortium. The role of the Regional Finance Officer is to provide support to the country finance teams in the region to help them achieve their objectives of timely and accurate reporting and sound financial management of Malaria Consortium's portfolio of programmes in each country. In addition, the Regional Finance Officer will provide the financial monitoring and support for a number of Malaria Consortium's multi country projects, which are based in the regional office in Kampala.

The successful candidate will:

    Qualified accountant in recognised global body e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA
    A bachelor's degree from a recognised university
    Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
    Minimum of 3 years accountancy experience, with at least a year in a managerial position
    Working knowledge of accounting software
    Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
    Good analytical and reporting skills
    High level of English, both written and spoken
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    Willingness to travel to countries within the region

How to apply:
 Please send a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV to Human Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application.

We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.


Deadline: 19/03/2013






Jobs at Aga Khan University in Uganda - Systems Support Assistant


Job Title: Systems  Support  Assistant
Aga Khan University  is inviting  for qualified  suitable  applicants  to fill the  vacant  post above.
Responsibilities
•    Ensuring all  servers  are secure, working and running  with current  software patches
•     Ensuring that communication  linkages  are working  to  efficiently  support  teaching  and learning  on and off  campus.
•    Promoting  current  technology provision and utilization
•    Troubleshooting  hardware problems with all computers  and  auxiliary equipment in  use at the  campus, and ensuring  periodic servicing to  enhance performance and minimize downtime.
Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s  degree/Diploma in  IT
•    At least  5 year relevant  work experience  and ability to  trouble shoot in  both Hardware and software
•    Excellent knowledge and skills  for database and email systems as well as working knowledge of  Microsoft  Windows, Office and  networking


How to apply
Candidates  meeting the above  requirements , should  forward   their  applications, curriculum vitae, and  copies  of academic and professional  certificates  and  addresses (postal and email) of three referees to the  Human  Resources  and Administration Officer, Aga Khan University- Advanced Nursing Studies  Programs , P. O. Box 8842  Kampala Uganda

Deadline: 15 / 03 /2013


Jobs at Management Sciences for Health in Uganda - Finance & Administrative Manager




Job Title: Finance and Administrative  Manager
Management Sciences for  Health is an international  non-profit , public  health  organization  with headquarters in USA.
Responsibilities
•    Assist  in the  design, development , writing ,production, proofreading , layout, formatting  and  editing  of communication materials
•    Create and deliver newsletter for both internal  project  and  external  audiences
•    Document  program  successes  through writing  and submitting  regular success  stories to  donors , stakeholders  and other  audiences
•    Ensure  correct  branding  and marking of all communications materials  in line  with the program  guidelines
Qualifications
•    A  relevant  degree required, e.g. Mass Communication, Journalism,  etc. or equivalent .
•    At least five  years relevant  experience
•    Outstanding  technical  writing and editing  skills a must
•    Specific  experience  in  layout, editing and  formatting of  reports, manuals  ,etc


How to apply
All applications  should  be addressed to;
The Human Resources Partiner- MSH,
Plot 15  Princess  Ann Drive  Bugolobi,P. O. Box  71419,
Kampala
E-mail: HRU@msh.org

Deadline: 22 /03 /2013

Jobs at East Ruwenzori Diocese and Kabujogera Rural Evangerical Church in Uganda



Job Title:  Project Director
East  Ruwenzori Diocese and  Kabujogera Rural Evangerical Church is seeking  for  suitable applicants for the above position.


Requirements
•    Must be a  Mature  born again Christian  with a  sound  testimony .
•    Must be a consistent witness  for Jesus Christ  and a model for children and their families.
•    Must have good  interpersonal  skills, be a good team  builder  and willing to take initiative
•    Experience and current knowledge  of HIV/AIDS intervention is desirable.
Conditions
•    Shall work at a local  Church Project including  visiting  Children  in their homes and schools.
•    Should be prepared  to work beyond  normal working hours as need arises  and travels  from time to time  for trainings and  for any assigned duties.


How to apply
Hand written applications with complete curriculum  vitae  , photocopies of  all  academic  documents, recommendation  of a local  Church  Pastor and contact  telephone numbers  to;
The Pastor , Kabujogera  Rural  Evangelical Church .
P. O. Box  1336  Kabujogra


Deadline: 15 / 03 / 2013

Program Officer Job Vacancy at World Food Program in Uganda


Job Title: Program Officer
  The World Food Program  is a United Nations frontline agency  against world hunger.
Responsibilities
•    Advise  the  Country Director  and Country Office  Senior  management  on a range of  programming  and  policy issues
•    Develops partinership that directly promote  the implementation  of the Country  strategy;
•    Draft documents  laying out key program and policy  directions as required;
Qualifications
•    Masters or  University Degree  coupled with longer  experience in one  or more of the following  disciplines; development studies , social sciences ,agricultural  economics , International affairs ,Business Administration  or any other field related  to International Development  assistance;
•    At least five years relevant experience in  public sector  management ,development projects , emergency assistance  gained from  reputable organizations.
•    Previous management  experience  is necessary;
•    Proficiency in both oral and written  English is essential;


How to apply
Ugandan nationals  who meet  the above requirements  are requested to submit   their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates  under confidential  cover quoting on the envelop.
The Human Resources Officer
UN  World  Food Program
P. O.Box 7159
Kampala
Hand Deliver  applications  should be dropped in a box at the reception  of WFP Offices at plot  17-19, Clement Hill  Road

Deadline: 21 / 03 /2013



Information Officer Jobs at World Food Program in Uganda


Job Title:  Public Information Officer
  The World Food Program  is a United Nations frontline agency  against world hunger.
Responsibilities
•    Strategically  plan  for communication  and public information for donor relations and  resource mobilization ;
•    Prepare questions & Answers to help  the Country Director  handle hand situations , as well as taking points , media advisories and media  backgrounders.
•    Draft and pitch  editorial material  which includes  op-eds  letters to the editor, targeted advertorials and feature articles with a focus on  donor  visibility  and resource mobilization
Qualifications
•    Masters or  University  Degree  coupled with relevant working  experience  with emphasis  in one or more of the following disciplines, Journalism, International relations , editing , communication  or other related field  gained from a recognized Institution ;
•    At least three years  working  experience  as a journalist, public information  management , professional writing  as well as experience  in developing information  strategies;
•    Good working knowledge  and experience using  MS Office applications is a must.

How to apply
Ugandan nationals  who meet  the above requirements  are requested to submit   their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates  under confidential  cover quoting on the envelop.
The Human Resources Officer
UN  World  Food Program
P. O.Box 7159
Kampala
Hand Deliver  applications  should be dropped in a box at the reception  of WFP Offices at plot  17-19, Clement Hill  Road


Deadline: 21 / 03 /2013



Jobs at World Food Program in Uganda - Program Assistant



Job Title: Senior Program Assistant

The World Food Program  is a United Nations frontline agency  against world hunger.
Responsibilities
•    Support the  AME  unit in reviewing , harmonizing  and standardizing the existing  approaches to  vulneralbility  analysis  early warning , food security  and   nutrition assessment  and food aid targeting , including objectives , methodology and  geographic  coverage and data collection methords;
•    Liaise with international  and national organizations with  respect to periodic data acquisition , establishing sound  relationship with  different agencies  for effective collaboration  and common understanding  of food security  and  nutrition analysis;
Qualifications
•    University degree in   agricultural economics , food security or a closely related  field from a recognized  Institution ;
•    At least five years  of relevant working  experience  in  food security  and vulnerability  analysis  or a closely  related field  from a reputable  organization ;
•    Proficiency  in both  oral and written  English is essential;
•    Availability  and willingness to travel as  required to different areas of Uganda


How to apply
Ugandan nationals  who meet  the above requirements  are requested to submit   their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates  under confidential  cover quoting on the envelop.
The Human Resources Officer
UN  World  Food Program
P. O.Box 7159
Kampala
Hand Deliver  applications  should be dropped in a box at the reception  of WFP Offices at plot  17-19, Clement Hill  Road

Deadline: 21 / 03 /2013




Jobs at People Performance Group in Uganda - Consular Affairs Officer





Job Title: Senior Consular Affairs  Officer
The People Performance Group  is seeking  to recruit suitable qualified applicants  to fill the above position.
Responsibilities
•    Informing authorities   and interested third parties  on legislation  in the assigned field of work ;
•    Keeping the daily  financial records , and records of  visa and other consular fees .
•    In-depth  interviews  with family members  of asylum seekers and reporting in these.
•    Coordinate verification of documents ;
Experience
•    Business  degree  with a bias in law, management  and/or administration;
•    At least five years of progressive  experience in dealing  with clients  in an international /intercultural setting is required.
•    Experience in interviewing people  and analyzing outcomes of the interview
•    Fluency in Dutch language is a strong asset.


How to apply
To apply  please send  your CV and cover letter with three work related referees to the address below.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante  Close, Kitante
P. O. Box 12405, Kampala-Uganda

Deadline: 15 /03 /2013


Jobs at People Performance Group in Uganda - Policy Officer



Job Title:  Senior  Policy  Officer  Agriculture and  Agribusiness
The People Performance Group  is seeking  to recruit suitable qualified applicants  to fill the above position.
Responsibilities
•    Responsible for  guidance and  monitoring  of the  embassy’s  agricultural projects
•    Assessment of work  plans  and progress  reports of these  projects .
•    Identify and realize  links between  the projects and  Dutch  companies .
•    Network  within farmers  associations, agribusiness  companies  and  other  relevant players  in the area  of agriculture.
Experience
•    Master’s degree  in agriculture or other relevant field
•    Good knowledge of the  agricultural sector and the Ugandan government institutions  in this area
•    Affinity with (agri)business
•    Experience with project management
•    Fluency in English


How to apply
To apply  please send  your CV and cover letter with three work related referees to the address below.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante  Close, Kitante
P. O. Box 12405, Kampala-Uganda


Deadline: 15 /03 /2013



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