Technician Jobs at UNOPS in Uganda

Job Title: Video Conferencing Technician, Entebbe, Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the worlds most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground. UNOPS employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Development Group Cluster

The UNOPS Development Group Cluster is based in New York and supports a diverse and complex portfolio including partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (the Bureau for Development Policy, and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation), the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the United Nations Secretariat and a broadening community of primarily New York-based UN partners in the delivery of project management, implementation and administration services.
Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Department of Field Support, Information and Communications Technology Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs). DFS has implemented a range of systems to address the principal requirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhance the processes DFS undertakes. UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this activity.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Video Conference manager, the Video Conferencing Technician is responsible for the following duties:

    Service and test equipment for Video Conferencing facilities and Multimedia Support Services.
    Provide support for all video conferencing activities originating or transiting UNESB; which will include the set up of all conferences and the operation of the equipment during conferences.
    Assist in the operation and maintenance of the conference facilities at UNESB.
    Operate the relevant room equipment during the conferences. The incumbent must over-see the entire conference to ensure that all equipment is functioning properly.
    Operate various Video Conference Network equipment, Gatekeepers, management servers, steaming servers, Video Conference endpoints and MCU’s.
    Operate various short-haul and long-haul, high-speed data carrier equipment (eg. Satellite modems, Network switches and routers (copper/fiber) equipment).
    Assist with the distribution and return of CIT equipment for DFS and with Inventory Management functions, such as receipt, inspection, issue, return-to-stock, write-off, shipments and stock checks.
    Perform other duties as required.


Planning and Organizing

    Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.


    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others.
    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment.

Technological Awareness

    Ability to keep abreast of available technologies and actively seek to apply technology to appropriate tasks


    Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
    Ability to prepare reports, articulate options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, and make and defend recommendations.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


    Secondary school education or equivalent technical school.


    Minimum of 6 years of experience in operating a wide range of AV presentation equipment, together with the relevant technical qualification, good communication skills and computer literacy is essential.
    Broad technical knowledge of Video Conferencing and associated equipment.
    Basic knowledge of satellite communications and Wide Area Networking equipment
    2-3 years experience with operating Video Conferencing equipment is preferable.
    Previous experience in installation and operation of Cisco Video Conferencing equipment is a plus.


    Must be fluent in English. Work requires reading, writing and speaking English.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type:

Fixed Term Contract level: G6

Contract duration: 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding

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Additional Considerations

    Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post
    The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 07/05/2013

Jobs at BRAC Uganda - Communication Manager

Job Title: Communication Manager

BRAC UGANDA, Uganda - Communication Manager

BRAC, one of the largest Non-Governmental Development Organisation in the world, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation programmes, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organisation implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment, and Micro finance. For more information please visit BRAC’s website BRAC Uganda invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill up the vacant position currently available in its country office:

Job title: Communication Manager (01 position) Principal Duties and Responsibilities: A. Responsibilities:

    Managing Communication for internal and external purposes
    Developing new initiatives and business plans Within this context, you will fulfill the following tasks:


    Managing information flow and knowledge transfer among the various teams and programmes within BRAC Uganda
    Supporting communication flows with BRAC International Head Office and other BRAC offices (coordinate annual report, board meeting etc.)
    Establishing and maintain liaison with existing and potential partners within Uganda
    Representing BRAC Uganda to other external parties
    Developing and managing external communications within and beyond ‘Uganda through newsletters, blogs, newspaper articles, diary and editing all the electronic documents.
    Organizing visits, visitors and events.

    New initiatives and business plan

    Identify potential areas of interventions in line with the strategic objectives and integrated approach of BRAC in Uganda
    Identify resource potentials within Uganda for existing and new areas of interventions
    Develop proposals for various interventions and respond to various funding opportunities
    Assist in developing strategic objectives and implementation plans for various teams and programmes within BRAC Uganda
    Good knowledge in TOR and MOU writing and analytical skills.


    Masters Degree preferably in Mass Communication or Public Relations
    Previous knowledge and experience in multi­national company
    Experience of working with media and in a multicultural environment
    Excellent English language skills
    Work experience of more than 05 years with communication or media organisations
    Good team player and demonstrated leadership qualities
    Excellent expertise in project proposal writing
    Job Location : BRAC Uganda Country Office Direct supervisor : BRAC Uganda Country

How to apply:

Representative Salary : Attractive package based on

experience and competency. Note: the position is open to all. (Both male and female candidates can apply) Interested candidates should send their applications together with their CV, 2 Colored passport size photographs, and Recommendation letter from LC I, Photocopies of Educational certificates and transcripts, to the Human Resource Department, BRAC Uganda, Busingiri Zone in Nyanama off Entebbe Road, P. O. Box 31817, Clock Tower, Kampala, before 25th April, 2013.


Jobs at Total Uganda Limited - Finance Controller

Job Title: Jinja Stock Controller Finance





Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above position within TOTAL Uganda Limited.

Primary responsibilities:

    Check that all LPG deliveries are sent with SAP documents / proper delivery notes (milk run)
    Daily reconciliation of movements for LPG
    Daily reconciliation of movements for Fuel (SAP vs Petrostock)
    Post the LPG production orders in SAP (KO88)
    Participate in monthly inventory counts.
    Daily inventory of LPG cylinders
    Weekly inventory of LPG accessories
    Weekly inventory of lubricants
    Ad-hoc reports and controls.


    Bachelor's degree (Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Business, etc) from a recognized University.

Special Skills:

    Proven integrity.
    Good analytical skills.
    Ability to work under pressure.
    Basic computer skills (Excel). Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.
    Physical condition: ability to count LPG cylinders in unenclosed area and climb on the tanks.

How to apply:

Handwritten applications naming two references, academic testimonials and detailed up to date curriculum vitae should be addressed to and delivered to the Human Resource and Administration Manager before the close of business on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.

Deadline: 30/04/2013

Jobs at Motorcare Uganda Limited - Accountant

Job Title: Accountant

Motorcare Uganda Limited, Uganda - Accountant


Motorcare Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Kjaer Group and is the official distributor of Nissan and

BMW Vehicles in Uganda.

Motorcare invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Accountant.

The Accountant reports to the Finance and Business Planning Manager

Job Purpose: The Accountant is responsible for financial reporting and control.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    Responsible for timely production of monthly and annual financial reports
    Ensure timely submission of all tax dues to the different tax authorities
    Filing and submitting monthly VAT returns to the Finance Manager for approval and eventually to URA
    Preparation of financial statements and files for external audit exercise.
    Responsible for provision of information to external auditors during statutory audits.
    Ensure that entries are correctly captured into the accounting system i.e. check all for accuracy.
    Verifying voucher postings and petty cash balances as per physical cash/cheque payments daily.
    Ensure proper maintenance and accounting for petty cash i.e. ensure that petty cash is available to support required payments, that petty cash is paid out to the right persons in the right amounts and all petty cash is properly accounted for and supported before any reimbursement is done
    Carry out monthly checks on over dues (debtors) together with the credit controller that are more than one month and report to Finance Manager for next course of action.


    Must possess an accounting degree from a recognized Institution, a professional qualification in Accounting is a MUST and must have experience of reporting of at least three years in a profit making organization
    Must possess Financial reporting skills.
    Must be computer literate.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and time management to beat deadlines
    Candidate must exhibit Professionalism and be a team player.

Experience: 3

How to apply:
Suitable candidates should send their CVs and Academic documents to: The Human Resource Manager,    

Motorcare Uganda, P.O Box 12704, Kampala.

Deadline: 22nd/04/2013

Jobs at Radio Sapientia Limited in Uganda - Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager

Radio Sapientia Limited, Uganda - FINANCE MANAGER

Radio Sapientia Limited is a company wholly owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference, an umbrella organization for all the Catholic Bishops in Uganda. It operates a radio from its headquarters within the complex of the Catholic Secretariat at Nsambya.

Radio Sapientia Ltd now invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to Fill the vacancies below:


Reports to: Managing Director

The Finance Manager is a member of management reporting directly to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year renewable contract. Main Purpose of the job:

    To safeguard Company’s assets by developing and maintaining an effective finance and accounting function.
    To maintain accurate financial and accounting records and provide the Board of Directors and management with reports and information for performance evaluation, planning and decision making.

Duties and responsibilities:

    Planning, supervising and coordinating all activities in the finance department and providing professional and administrative guidance and advice to management.
    Receiving, interpreting and executing all finance decisions made by the Board of Directors and as directed by the Managing Director.
    Compiling annual estimates and, through the Managing Director, presenting to the Board of Directors for approval.
    Preparing statements showing the Company’s performance and financial position.
    Developing and maintaining an efficient system of budgetary control.
    Maintaining all accounting and financial data and systems necessary to record all transactions of the Company in accordance with generally accepted international accounting standards and the provisions of the Companies Act.
    Ensuring that all accounting procedures and documents are adhered to safe guard Company’s assets.
    Ensuring that all revenues dues to the company are properly recorded, banked and accounted for.
    Ensuring that all expenditures are properly and genuinely authorized and accounted for.
    Ensuring that Government taxes are paid on time and other statutory deductions made at the source are properly accounted for and paid.
    Appraising all proposed capital projects and investments.
    Preparing and presenting the financial statements.



    Ideal candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, be innovative and of high moral character and integrity.
    Should possess a degree in finance and accounting.
    Should be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda or other recognized professional Accountancy body.
    A postgraduate degree or diploma in business administration will be an added advantage.
    Should possess computer skills relevant to the job.
    Should have relevant working experience of at least five (5) years of which three (3) should be in a managerial position in a medium sized company.

Experience: 5

How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above specifications should submit their applications, CV and copies of certificates and testimonials to: The Managing Director Radio Sapientia Limited Catholic Secretariat, Nsambya P O. Box 29994, KAMPALA

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday, 29th April, 2013.

Deadline: 29/04/2013

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