Procurement Assistant Job at Uganda Clays Ltd



Job Title: Procurement Assistant – (at Kamonkoli factory)
Job Description

Job specification:
1. To receive and record purchase requisitions
2. To record invoices and passing them for payment.
3. Processing and following orders for purchases.
4. Getting quotations for the various Company requirements
5. Filing documents and maintaining proper record of
purchases.
6. Following up documents for imports and making sure proper
files are kept for each consignment.
7. Ensuring that third party, OTV, licenses for Company vehicles
are renewed in time.
8. Preparing all relevant documents pertaining to purchases and
submitting them to the procurement officer for processing

Person specification:
1. A degree in Procurement Management, or supplies and chain
management or in a related course.
2. Should be having a working experience of at three (3) years
in a busy small to medium sized manufacturing / trading /
construction/ Service Company.
3. Computer literacy in Microsoft word, Excel and an accounting
package.



How to Apply
Uganda Clays Ltd is one of major manufacturers and suppliers of clay baked building products in the Eastern and Central African region. It has two factories one at Kajjansi and another at Kamonkoli. The head offices are located at Kajjansi 14 km on Entebbe road. Applications are invited from suitably qualified, competent and dynamic individuals for the following posts:
Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above positions, should sent their applications and CV, present positions, current remuneration, copies of certificates/ testimonials and addresses of three (3) referees plus telephone contact to the undersigned not later than two (2) weeks from the date of this advert.
NOTE:
1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
2. Canvassing will not be entertained and if done will lead to disqualification.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Uganda Clays Ltd
P. O. Box 3188,
Kampala
Email: uclays@ugandaclays.co.ug


Deadline: 11/04/2013





Jobs at Uganda Clays Ltd - Industrial Ceramist

Job Title: Industrial Ceramist – (at Kamonkoli factory)

Uganda Clays Ltd– Eastern Region, Uganda
Job Description


Job specification:
1. To ensure the correct clay mix / kaolin is available for production
2. Supervising of product molding.
3. Supervising of drying products
4. Supervising of baking of clay products.
5. Preparation and provision of all data documentation and reports related to the
above activities.

Person specification:
1. A diploma in industrial ceramics
2. Working experience of three(3) years in related field
3. Computer literacy in Ms.office word and Excel


How to Apply

Uganda Clays Ltd is one of major manufacturers and suppliers of clay baked building products in the Eastern and Central African region. It has two factories one at Kajjansi and another at Kamonkoli. The head offices are located at Kajjansi 14 km on Entebbe road. Applications are invited from suitably qualified, competent and dynamic individuals for the following posts:
Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above positions, should sent their applications and CV, present positions, current remuneration, copies of certificates/ testimonials and addresses of three (3) referees plus telephone contact to the undersigned not later than two (2) weeks from the date of this advert.
NOTE:
1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
2. Canvassing will not be entertained and if done will lead to disqualification.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Uganda Clays Ltd
P. O. Box 3188,
Kampala
Email: uclays@ugandaclays.co.ug

Deadline: 11/04/2013






Jobs at American Refugee Committee (ARC) in Uganda - Country Director





Job Title: Country Director
Senior/Deputy Program Management | Kampala
Job Description POSITION TITLE: Country Director
DATE: April 2013
COUNTRY PROGRAM: Uganda
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Program Manager
STATUS ): Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: Program employees and local staff
COUNTRY PROGRAM MISSION:  The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is an entrepreneurial humanitarian organization that assists displaced people to move from vulnerability to resilience, from impoverishment to a basic level of well-being, and from exclusion to inclusion. ARC has been provides humanitarian relief and development assistance in Uganda through meaningful engagement with refugees and internally displaced people, innovative human-centered program design, and rigorous attention to outcomes. ARC provides multi-sectoral programs that include water and sanitation and protection. Program funders include UNHCR, and BPRM.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Based in Kampala, the Country Director is responsible for building ARC’s reputation for innovative programs and for overall growth and execution of quality programs in Uganda. In collaboration with the people we serve, will identify and validate the needs, and pain points, of beneficiaries as well as donors, and then craft programs that address those needs. The Country Director will develop and secure funding for these high-quality programs, and will provide strategic leadership and operational management to the team in Uganda. Will maintain good communication between headquarters and country offices and work in close collaboration with Program Management, Government Affairs, Finance and Grants Management as well as Development and Communications, to align strategy and implementation activities.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development

    Lead the development and execution of ARC’s Ugandan resource mobilization strategy.
    Develop innovative initiatives with a long term vision.
    Assess current and potential needs of refugee and other vulnerable populations. Design new initiatives that respond to the evolving needs of affected communities.
    Facilitate development and achievement of country strategy and develop strong revenue projections.
    Proactively cultivate relationships with new donors, analyzing the funding environment and trends, and fostering a proactive approach to new funding opportunities.
    Manage collaborative proposal development process to ensure proposals are strategically aligned, technically strong, achievable and realistically budgeted.
    Manage staff responsible for financial and narrative report writing and submission to donors in a timely manner
    Ensure that team is monitoring burn rate and meeting monthly projections.
    Diversify funding and develop key contacts with USAID and other major donors and foundations.
    Build and strengthen external relationships and represent ARC with donors, the host government, international and national organizations; facilitate partnerships with other organizations for programming and advocacy.
    Build capacity of Ugandan team to write successful proposals, providing training and coaching to increase the confidence and skills of staff.
    Liaise and promote cooperation with other agencies and governmental entities.
    Participate in interagency and governmental meetings.

Program Management

    Ensure program targets and quality standards are achieved, maintaining frequent communication with ARC headquarters to promptly identify and resolve challenges.
    Implement solid program management disciplines to ensure program effectiveness, quality and innovation.
    Coordinate all aspects of programming with other ARC programs and initiatives as appropriate. Communicate and oversee the establishment and implementation of program objectives, activities, evaluations, and assessments.
    Ensure that program teams have the necessary tools, resources, information, and assistance to deliver services that meet or exceed internationally accepted standards and protocols.
    Support learning from success and failure, documenting best practices and facilitating collaboration.

Administration

    Liaison with headquarters and ensure headquarters policies and plans are carried out.
    Monitor the security situation and ensure security protocols and procedures are followed.
    Ensure proper maintenance of procurement and inventory management systems consistent with donor guidelines and ARC policies

Personnel Management

    Select, hire, orient and mentor professional and productive international and national staff.
    Ensure staff is properly trained and performance expectations are clear.
    Review and adjust organizational structure and job descriptions as needed to provide clear work expectations and adequate resources for achieving program goals.
    Conduct annual performance reviews and support staff in their ongoing professional development.
    Work collaboratively with headquarters as needed to respond to and manage employee and work environment issues.
    Ensure operating policies, procedures, and communication protocols are clear and consistent.

Financial

    Develop and monitor the annual operational budget, and ensure timely management of financial reporting, audit compliance, and cash flow.
    Ensure there is a core operational budget
    Monitor all financial expenditures including burn rate, accounts payable, petty cash, etc. Ensure all fiscal controls and donor required policy controls are carried out.
    Provide oversight of country program budgets and management of program spending. Anticipate potential funding gaps, develop contingency plans, and closely monitor costs to prevent uncovered program cost.
    Prepare and submit activity reports to donors as well as monthly updates to headquarters.

ANY OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED
EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

    Minimum five years (seven years preferred) high-level international management experience, with good knowledge of the principal players, issues, policies and trends in the international humanitarian arena.
    Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions.
    Familiarity with US government, UN, private, and multi-lateral funders. Experience with the development actors is preferred.
    Demonstrated financial management experience with NGO’s.
    Demonstrated success in program development, implementation, project monitoring and evaluation.
    Proven strong negotiation skills.
    Ability to manage a diverse team effectively, balance the interests of different stakeholders, and provide excellent leadership by maintaining a constructive work environment and setting a positive example.
    Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
    Experience working in conflict, post-conflict and/or development settings; previous experience in Uganda and central East Africa a plus.
    Undergraduate degree required.

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

    Commitment to personally champion ARC’s program vision and mission and inspire others to do the same.
    Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
    Strong leadership and management skills including strategy formation, process improvement and team building.
    Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
    Collaborative, result-oriented management style.
    Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation.
    Experience in managing multi-cultural and multi-level (numerous offices) programs.
    Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate staff and lead a high performing team in a politically sensitive environment.
    Strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills.
    Fluency in English required.
    Fluency or working knowledge of local languages desirable.


How to Apply:
http://www.arcrelief.org/site/PageServer?pagename=careers_jobs

Deadline:  18/04/2013





Jobs at UNDP in Uganda - Programme Associate



Job Title: PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE (IMPROVING POLICIES PROJECT) ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (OPEN TO UGANDA NATIONAL ONLY))
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Type of Contract :    Service Contract
Post Level :    SB-3
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-May-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)

Background
Under the overall guidance of UNDP Country Director and direct supervision of the Energy and Environment Team Leader, the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the Energy and Environment Unit by entering and managing data, and supporting programme implementation of UNDP and Improving policies project under Ministry of Water and Environment consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects' staff in the UNDP Country office and Ministry of Water and Environment, which is responsible for implementing the “Improving of Policies and Strategies for Environment Natural Resources and Climate risk management project

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Environment programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Collection and presentation of Energy and Environment background information for preparation of CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP, effective application of RBM tools and establishment of Governance management targets (BSC).
    Presentation of background information for formulation of Energy and Environment programme, draft project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.

Provides effective support to management of the Energy and Environment programme focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    Creation of a project in Atlas, preparation of required budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial close of a project.
    Provision of guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects.
    Presentation of information for audit of Nationally Implemented Modality (NIM) projects supports implementation of audit recommendations.

Provides administrative support to the Programme Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Review of NIM projects Financial Reports; preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.
    Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas.
    Timely corrective actions on un-posted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
    Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.
    Making budget check for requisitions, purchase orders and vouchers.

Supports resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:
Analysis of information on Energy and Environment donors, preparation of donor's profile

    Track and reporting on mobilized resources. Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Energy and Environment area focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Support the synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
    Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

    Shares knowledge and experience.
    Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting.
    Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems.
    Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
    Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
    Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting and Social Sciences would be desirable.
    Project Management in a Controlled Environment (Prince2), ACCA or CPA  training and certification

Experience:

    6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc)
    Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency in written and spoken English.


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=35662

Closing Date; 12/04/2013





Functional Support Specialist Job Vacancy at FreeBalance in Uganda




Job Title: Functional Support Specialist, Uganda


FreeBalance is making a difference in the world. Software solutions from FreeBalance help governments around the world achieve new levels of accountability and transparency to accelerate country growth.

We're looking for people who want to drive the bus, not ride the bus. We're looking for strategic thinkers and overachievers who absorb customer problems and articulate thoughtful creative solutions. And, FreeBalance is growing in the exciting Government Resource Planning (GRP) market. Apply your skills on the world stage and do well by doing good.

If you are interested in the role below and are ready for the adventure of your professional life, please contact us.

As a Functional Support Specialist you will have the opportunity to contribute to our on-going success by delivering quality and timely services during and post implementation of our products to our customers for all project deployments. This position provides first line support to our customers and provides the opportunity to learn new technologies and enterprise applications in delivering better service to our government customers.

Main Responsibilities:
Answer clients' product-related questions and concerns over the phone FreeBalance Customer Portal, by email, or in person.
Resolve issues with clients or jointly with members of functional and or technical teams.
Clients' issue resolution:
Develop test cases, create test data and gather results and/or statistics to allow for analysis of issues, leading to satisfactory resolutions.
Interact with Developers to understand product functional and technical operations and participate in cross functional meetings, as required, to resolve clients' issues.
Monitor and analyze test data and/or results to identify incorrect behavior and potential causes
Isolate and reproduce errors and identify causes
Enter clients' issues into internal systems and produce associated reports for action by members of functional or technical teams and follow up
Develop and maintain testing documentation with test case descriptions, expected and actual specifications and results.
Issue status reports to manager describing issues and results.
Participate in meeting to review clients' issues and assignment of priority.
Participate in cross-functional meeting, if required, to resolve clients' issues or new product release.
Troubleshoot and analyze customer issues either on site or at the various FreeBalance offices worldwide.
Maintain internal support systems and actively interface with customers through regular customer engagement meetings as well or in implementation services.
Travel as required internationally
Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
University degree in Business Administration, Commerce and Human Resource Management.
Knowledge and or background with a solid understanding of Human Resource Management including employee management, recruitment, performance appraisal, and payroll.
Demonstrate previous experience supporting customers for translating business issues and providing solutions by writing specifications for the technical team
Experience using CRM tools to resolve customer issues

This is a full-time permanent position based in Uganda.

About FreeBalance FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. Make a difference in this world and join FreeBalance!


How to apply:
To apply for this position, please send us an email at hr@freebalance.com with your cover letter and resume in English. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Deadline: 24/05/2013





Drivers Jobs at Africa Broadcasting Limited –NTV Uganda




Job Title: Drivers

Africa  Broadcasting  Limited  owns  and operates  NTV  . We are  a  subsidiary  of the  Nation  Media  Group,  which is  East &  Central Africa’s  largest multi-media  group.
Responsibilities
•    Ferrying  staff  out  on location as  workload demands
•    Ensure  proper  day-to-day  operational  safety  and maintenance  of assigned vehicle  through timely minor repairs , arrangements for  major repairs , timely changes of oil, check of tires , brakes and car  washing
•    Ensure  cost-savings  through proper  use of  vehicles  through accurate maintenance  of daily vehicle  logs, and provide input in preparation of the   vehicle  maintenance  plans and reports
Abilities
•    A level Certificate
•    A  certificate  in auto mechanics  and  defensive  driving  (will be added advantage)
•    5 years  driving experience
•    Demonstrate  good  knowledge of  driving  rules and regulations


How to apply
If you  are interested  in any of  the  above  -mentioned positions , please  submit your application letters  together  with  your CV  and copies of your  academic  and relevant support documents  to the  under signed .
Human  Resources  Manager,
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited –NTV  Uganda ,
Kampala Serena  Conference  Centre,
Kampala


Deadline: 12 / 04 /2013



Video Editors Jobs at Africa Broadcasting Limited –NTV Uganda




Job Title: Video   Editors
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited  owns  and operates  NTV  the number  one  TV  station  in Uganda . We are  a  subsidiary  of the  Nation  Media  Group,  which is  East &  Central Africa’s  largest multi-media  group.
Responsibilities
•    Receive  video   and audio materials  on  tapes  from  Reporters  and Producers  and preview material received  to ascertain  the quality
•    Piece together  the pictures and sound  of material  received to tell the story by enhancing the quality of the program with  appealing music, visual and sound effects
•    Ensure that  the  program  is of the  required time and duration without distorting the message
Competencies
•    A basic  university  degree
•    Professional  Diploma  in  Film & Video Production (will be  an added  advantage)
•    A basic  university  degree ( will be of  an added advantage
•    Fluency in English  language (both spoken and  written)
•    Ability to work  long and  odd  hours in a  fast  paced environment

How to apply
If you  are interested  in any of  the  above  -mentioned positions , please  submit your application letters  together  with  your CV  and copies of your  academic  and relevant support documents  to the  under signed .
Human  Resources  Manager,
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited –NTV  Uganda ,
Kampala Serena  Conference  Centre,
Kampala

Deadline: 12 / 04 /2013



Account Managers Jobs at Africa Broadcasting Limited –NTV Uganda



Job Title: Agency  Account  Managers
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited  owns  and operates  NTV  the number  one  TV  station  in Uganda . We are  a  subsidiary  of the  Nation  Media  Group,  which is  East &  Central Africa’s  largest multi-media  group.
Responsibilities
•    Manage  and develop  assigned  major  agency  accounts
•    To grow clients  spend  /advertising  sales and manage  their debt portfolio
•    Gather  market intelligence  and exploit  such information to develop advertising  solutions.
•    Develop and implement  the annual strategic   sales plan with the  section head
Competencies
•    Basic  University  degree
•    Diploma  in Sales  and Marketing  (added advantage)
•    2 years working experience . However, experience in the  media industry will be an  added advantage
•    Process a creative mind and be able to think outside the box


How to apply
If you  are interested  in any of  the  above  -mentioned positions , please  submit your application letters  together  with  your CV  and copies of your  academic  and relevant support documents  to the  under signed .
Human  Resources  Manager,
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited –NTV  Uganda ,
Kampala Serena  Conference  Centre,
Kampala


Deadline: 12 / 04 /2013



Graphic Animators Jobs at Africa Broadcasting Limited –NTV Uganda



Job Title: Graphic  Animators
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited  owns  and operates  NTV   . We are  a  subsidiary  of the  Nation  Media  Group,  which is  East &  Central Africa’s  largest multi-media  group.
Responsibilities
•    Create  templates  and graphics  for news  and download  to  transmission  for  airing
•    Produce  commercials  for  in-house  and external  clients
•    Generate  station  promos to keep  viewers  aware  of programs  offered by the  station
•    Liaise  with the news Producers  for the  production  of creative  montages  and graphic segments
•    Ensure that  all graphics  materials  are accurately  timed  and downloaded for transmission
Competencies
•    Basic  University   degree.
•    Professional Diploma  majoring  in Graphic  Design, Multimedia Production, 3D  Animation, and motion  Graphics (added  advantage).
•    3 years working experience
•    Proficient working knowledge in  VIZRT designing  software  will be  an added  advantage


How to apply
If you  are interested  in any of  the  above  -mentioned positions , please  submit your application letters  together  with  your CV  and copies of your  academic  and relevant support documents  to the  under signed .
Human  Resources  Manager,
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited –NTV  Uganda ,
Kampala Serena  Conference  Centre,
Kampala

Deadline: 12 / 04 /2013




Systems Administrators Jobs at Africa Broadcasting Limited –NTV Uganda



Job  Title: Systems  Administrators

Africa  Broadcasting  Limited  owns  and operates  NTV  . We are  a  subsidiary  of the  Nation  Media  Group,  which is  East &  Central Africa’s  largest multi-media  group.
Responsibilities
•    Installing  new /rebuilding  existing  servers and  configuring  hardware, peripherals, services, settings, storage,  etc. in accordance with standards  and project/operational requirements .
•    Researching and  recommending  innovative , and where possible ,automated approach  for system administration tasks  by identifying  approaches  that  leverage our  resources.
•    Setting  up  networking  infrastructure  in new locations  and ensure that  those systems  are  fully  functional
•    Repairing  and recovering  from  hardware or  software failures by coordinating  and communicating   with  impacted constituencies.
Competencies
•    Basic University  degree  in Computer Science  or  Information Technology
•    Certification  in  CCNA,CCNP  and knowledge of  MAC  OS  and  Final  Cut  Editing      software, FTP  server and  multimedia  is an added advantage
•    Knowledge of  a range  of networking  systems and languages including  Novell, UNIX, and  VMS
•    Knowledge of computer  network  security systems, procedures , techniques  and applications
•    Have a thorough  knowledge  of  iMacs   and have ability to maximize  their functions


How to apply
If you  are interested  in any of  the  above  -mentioned positions , please  submit your application letter together  with  your CV  and copies of your  academic  and relevant support documents  to the  under signed .
Human  Resources  Manager,
Africa  Broadcasting  Limited –NTV  Uganda ,
Kampala Serena  Conference  Centre,
Kampala

Deadline: 12 / 04 /2013




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