Technical Advisor Jobs at University Research Co., LLC (URC) in Uganda


Job Title:     Senior Technical Advisor - Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
Job Type:     Full-Time
Location:     Kampala, Uganda
Job Description:

Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Hours:          Full-time
Location:     Kampala, Uganda
Salary:          Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Division & Project Overview
The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience, partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is URC’s flagship project in quality improvement.

 ASSIST is managed by URC’s Quality and Performance Institute, (QPI), which has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

Roles and Responsibilities:

URC is seeking a dynamic and qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn , Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) at the Kampala Uganda office on a one year renewable contract to provide technical and other support at national, health facility and community levels, leading to quality improvement in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).

Key responsibilities:

    Support development and timely submission of work plans and budgets.
    Hold regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies.
    Review and improve technical strategies employed to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
    Support the submission of quality and accurate technical reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested times.
    Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender, health workforce development and leadership are well integrated into activities.
    In collaboration with the Knowledge Management staff, support the process of documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
    In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
    Provide technical supervision to quality improvement advisors and officers working under him or her.
    Any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

    Degree in Medicine and registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners Council.
    Post Graduate degree in Health related field preferably Public Health and/or Pediatrics.
    At least Five years of experience in coordinating activities of different stakeholders at a national level.
    Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion.
    Experience in Quality Improvement approaches.
    Experience in Clinical training of service providers.


Desired Experience & Qualifications

    Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.
    Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    Excellent past performance references (contacts should be provided at time of application).


How to Apply:
https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/urcchs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10201

Deadline: 17/07/2013


Jobs at University Research Co., LLC (URC) in Uganda - Director of Operations


Job Title:     Director of Operations
Job Type:     Full-Time
Location:     Kampala, Uganda

Job Description:


Director of Operations

Hours:          Full-time
Location:     Kampala, Uganda
Salary:          Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Division & Project Overview
The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience, partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is URC’s flagship project in quality improvement.

ASSIST is managed by URC’s Quality and Performance Institute, (QPI), which has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    Directly supervise the administrative team and ensure that the team efficiently and effectively supports the technical program. The team currently consists of a Finance Manager, an HR Officer, an Admin Officer, a Procurement Office along with their subordinate support staff, and the successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining appropriate staffing levels to the scope and scale of the project.
    Plan and implement systems for financial operations in cooperation with the Chief of Party in accordance with the URC’s Field Operations Manual and donor regulations, including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, and financial record-keeping.
    Develop and maintain local office financial policies and procedures in cooperation with the Chief of Party and supervise, train, and mentor other finance, administration, HR and procurement staff.
    Develop financial and management reporting framework for the project, in collaboration with the Chief of Party.
    Oversee contractual negotiations and agreements with local consultants, vendors and service providers.
    Ensure financial and administrative compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
    Work closely with the Procurement Specialist to manage logistics, procurement, and inventories for the project.
    Oversee payroll and HR procedures for USAID ASSIST Country office staff.
    Perform internal audits and reviews, as required, to ensure compliance with URC standards, donor requirements, and internationally accepted accounting practices.
    Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program staff in these policies.
    Oversee banking relations and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of URC programs.
    Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Chief of Party and URC Headquarters and forecasting systems with project technical advisors.
    Review routine financial reports, including expenditures, account reconciliation, and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
    Responsible for overseeing the project inventory management, transport, human resource, security, stores, procurement, IT, communications and other operations functions.
    Working with COP to ensure efficient functioning of administrative and logistics  processes and maintaining adequate internal control;
    Communicating with HQ on operations matters on a regular basis. This includes, working with the project coordinator, contracts department and other departments on the review and timely approval of various procurement documentation.
    Contributing to ongoing URC administrative process improvements, representing the Uganda office in policy development while implementing company policies.
    Maintain contact with USAID, key counterparts, and other stakeholders as delegated by the Chief of Party


Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field. CPA or equivalent preferred.
    Ten (10) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large international projects including experience in management of USG funded projects.
    Knowledge and experience working with USAID and other major donors is required. Demonstrated experience and skill with large budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting, preparation, and presentation, and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
    Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet. Experience with QuickBooks accounting software highly preferred.


Desired Experience & Qualifications

    Familiarity with compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations.
    Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.
    Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    Excellent past performance references (contacts should be provided at time of application).


How to Apply:
https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/urcchs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10199


Deadline: 17/07/2013



Human Resource Manager Job at Century Bottling Company Limited in Uganda



Job Title: COUNTRY HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) MANAGER

Century Bottling Company Limited is a Franchise Bottler and distributor of Coca Cola Products in Uganda.

Country HR Manager you will report directly to the Managing Director / Country Manager.

Country HR Manager will assume responsibility for providing leadership and direction to the Human Resources function of the Ugandan bottling operation ensuring that the goals of the business are achieved.

You will:

    Formulate and deliver Human Resources strategy and add overall value to the business;
    Manage learning & developments strategy whilst ensuring alignments with the division strategy;
    Formulate and manage budgets;
    Formulate HR Best Practice guidelines/policies and Ensuring compliance
    with group standards;
    Manage the country remuneration system; Manage country talent progression and succession planning systems;
    Manage and drive performance management system;
    Manage Employee relations and
    Manage country public affairs and communications.


Requirement:

    The successful candidate must have a Honors degree in Human Resources or Industrial Psychology or any field with a postgraduate in HR management, 8-10 years Human Resources experience , of which 5 years must have been at 3 Management level in an business organization with not less than 600 employees.
    The candidate should have sound business acumen, financial knowledge and strong analytical & organizing skills which are essential.
    In addition he/she must have outstanding problem solving skills, proven track record with regards to achieving results, excellent communication & interpersonal skills and People management & team leadership,
    High degree of integrity and flexibility.
    This role may require the successful candidate to travel extensively.

Experience: 8


How to apply:

 send to the MANAGING DIRECTOR / COUNTRY at Century Bottling Company Ltd , P. O. Box 3990, Kampala , no later than 15th May 2013.


Deadline: 15/05/2013






Internal Auditor Jobs at Spear Motors Limited in Uganda



Job Title: Internal Auditor

Applications are invited for suitable candidates to fill the following positions with Spear Group of Companies.

INTERNAL AUDITOR


Requirement:

    Degree in Bachelor of Commerce or BBA.
    Professional Qualification (ACCA or CPA) is an added advantage.
    Minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position.

Experience: 5


How to apply:
If you meet the above requirements and interested in the job please send your detailed CV, academic credentials including names, addresses of 3 professional referees, daytime telephone contact and one passport size photo to the address below by Monday, 20th May 2013. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The Human Resource Manager P.O. Box 1350, Kampala (U)

OR

Hand deliver to; Spear Motors Limited, Plot M428, Nakawa.

NOTE: Please indicate the position applied for on the Envelope.


Deadline: 20/05/2013




Jobs at Spear Motors Limited in Uganda - Clerk of Work



Job Title: CLERK OF WORK
Applications are invited for suitable candidates to fill the following positions with Spear Group of Companies.

CLERK OF WORK
Requirement:

    Degree /Diploma in Civil Engineering.
    Wide understanding of the building industry.
    Knowledge of building materials and legal requirements.
    At least four (4) years working experience in a similar position.

NOTE: Please indicate the position applied for on the Envelope.
Experience: 4



How to apply:
If you meet the above requirements and interested in the job please send your detailed CV, academic credentials including names, addresses of 3 professional referees, daytime telephone contact and one passport size photo to the address below by Monday, 20th May 2013. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The Human Resource Manager P.O. Box 1350, Kampala (U)

OR

Hand deliver to; Spear Motors Limited, Plot M428, Nakawa.

NOTE: Please indicate the position applied for on the Envelope.


Deadline: 20/05/2013





IT Officer Jobs at Habitat for Humanity in Uganda

Job Title:  IT Officer

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

Duty Station: nationalOffice with monthly support visits to Luwero Branch
Location;   Kampala.

Purpose of Position:

Performs a variety of network related tasks in support of IT services related to the operation, performance and availability of data services and communication for all Habitat for Humanity Uganda offices.


Requirement:

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information
    systems,   Information   Technology, MCSA/MCSE certification desirable.
    4 years  minimum  experience  managing  windows 2000/2003 servers, windows 2000/XP workstations, SuSe Linux server.
    Detailed   knowledge   of   all   developed   software applications and their designated usage
    Networking design and operations principles, system integration requirements and procedures
    Installation,  configuration  and  troubleshooting  for operating  systems,  computer office suites, e-mail and inter/tranet.
    Systematic  approaches  to  networking,  accessory equipment support and problem solving for multiple users.
    Virus protection software and identifying, addressing and removing viruses.
    Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    Ability lo mentor and coach an new initiatives.
    High level of integrity and ability to make bold and timely decision.

Experience: 4


How to apply:

Qualifying candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a detailed CV including telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional referees. Applications should be submitted by email to the Human Resource Department at the E-mail address below before close of Business on Friday. May 10th 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 Email: noffice@hfhuganda.org


Deadline: 10/05/2013





Social Worker Job Vacancy at Habitat for Humanity Uganda



Job Title:  Social Worker.

Reports to: OVC Program Manager.

Duty Station: Mayuge

Location: Mayuge.

Purpose of Position:

    S/he will play the lead role in overseeing Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s programmes for HIV and other vulnerable children in the respective Communities The position calls for a high level of, collaboration, networking at local and District level.

Requirement:

    A minimum  of a  Diploma  in  social  work  or its equivalent  (additional qualifications  are an  added advantage).
    Proven field based experience In coordinating HIV/ AIDS, OVC or related programs.
    At least 3 years of NGO project/program related implementation and management preferably within the HIV/AIDS sector.
    Understanding of HIV/AIDS' OVC    programming/debates and knowledge of similar programs in the country.
    Experience in networking, advocacy and lobbying with the local level government and other organization.
    Ability to work and live in rural setting.
    Ability to ride a motorcycle and evidence of a rider's license.
    Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    Computer and Facilitation skills.
    High level of integrity and ability to make bold and timely decision.
    Ability to communicate in the local language of the community.
    Ability to work under a deadline and pressure.
    Ability to take initiatives to advance me program.
    Strong written and verbal communication in English and knowledge of the local language spoken in any of the target districts will be required.
    Proven experience in participatory monitoring and evaluation.
    Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Experience: 3


How to apply:

Qualifying candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a detailed CV including telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional referees. Applications should be submitted by email to the Human Resource Department at the E-mail address below before close of Business on Friday. May 10th 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

noffice@hfhuganda.org Telephone: 0414501457 / 0392760502.

Deadline: 10/05/2013





Jobs at ACDI/VOCA in Uganda - Deputy Chief of Party



Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

 ACDI/VOCA, Uganda ) Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

ACDI/VOCA’s mission is to promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises and communities tin. nigh the innovative application of sound business practice. We strive to promote positive economic and social change worldwide. ACDI/VOCA is distinguished by commitment to its beneficiaries, wise stewardship of development resources and a knowledgeable, experienced, diverse and effective team.

In 2012, ACDI/VOCA was awarded a USAID-funded Title II cooperative agreement to implement the resiliency through Wealth. Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU) program in Karamoja. Uganda. The RWANU Program seeks to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable populations, working across 16 sub counties in Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripint districts. Specifically the program will address (1) improved availability and access to food; and (2) reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The Program will promote diversified livelihoods strategies incorporating linkages to market in a vulnerable population value chain approach to ensure long-term food security and resilience to shocks. As prime implementer ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) in the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume responsibility for the overall program the DCOP is based in the main program office in Moroto. He/she will directly supervise the Livelihoods Director and liaise with sub-recipient’s technical managers, including a Health & Nutrition Director and a Senior Veterinarian. The DCOP will ensure integration and coordination across consortium teams and Hit establishment of a “one team” approach to implementation He/she will promote a shared vision and in understanding of the program with all staff and program stakeholders.
Requirement:

    Advanced degree m the field of agriculture, SME or rural development- or similar degrees with a keen understanding of vulnerable population value chain approach.
    Seven years' experience at similar levels managing complex, multi-faceted rural development programs.
    Relevant  food security/livelihoods experience;  experience working with agro-pastoralist populations preferred.
    Strong familiarity with USAID rules and regulations required.
    Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills;
    Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure.
    Proven ability to meet all expectations as expressed in the above position description.

Experience: 7


How to apply:
Candidates should submit their application letter and CV only to jobs@acdivocaug.biz not later than 15th May 2013. ACDI/VOCA is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 15/05/2013




Finance Officer Job at Stop Malaria Project (SMP) in Uganda


Job Title: Finance Officer

Duty Station: Kampala with support to Hoima & Soroti zonal offices  Supervisor: Finance Manager
Background The Stop Malaria Project (SMP) is a five-year USAID Ignited initiative awarded in September 2008. The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners lad by the Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg. School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (JHU/ CCP). Other Partners include Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) and Infectious Diseases Institute Limited (IDI) Job Summary-

    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide professional and technical accounting services for the Stop Malaria Project Specifically the Finance officer will:



    Provide technical assistance to establish financial management systems and to prepare financial reports using QuickBooks and monthly imprest reporting.
    Review payment vouchers, code and post all financial Transactions in QuickBooks and ensure that accurate and monthly accounts are submitted in accordance with CCP regulations.
    Keep records of VAT payments, and submit documentation to USAID for reimbursement
    Submit the annual USAID VAT report to the FM
    Maintain records of disbursement and receipts on a daily basis.
    Prepare quarterly protections of expenditures for submission to JHU-CCP Baltimore with monthly financial reports.
    Prepare local purchase orders and consulting agreements with appropriate documentation.
    Folk up the accountability of financial transactions with stall members.
    Review travel expense reports and process reimbursements.
    Participate In all aspects of the procurement management process, including but not limited to drafting/advertising requests for bids specifications and/or SOWs, establishing criteria tor evaluation, documenting (lie process, ensuring selections are based on solid rationale, ensuring me integrity of the procurement process at each step, maintaining complete procurement files, etc,
    Review and seek approval for activity budgets.
    Compile Cost1 share documentation tor JHUCCP and other Partners,
    Maintain bank reconciliations, creditors and debtors ledgers
    Follow up financial transactions with staff members, other agencies & vendors.
    Support non-finance staff through in-house trainings
    Ensure that a proper tiling system Is in place for easy accessibility of documents.

Requirement:

    Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles and laws, rules and regulations related to accounting.
    Candidate must be extremely knowledgeable with financial management.
    Must be familiar with USAID/US government federal regulations! .e. 32 CFR 226, 228 and 2 CFR 30 and the ADS 310.
    Familiarity with the Uganda Labor Laws
    Excellent command of QuickBooks.
    Superb attention to detail with strong analytical and result- oriented skills.
    Word and Excel at least at an Intermediate level.
    High-quality math skills.
    Able to meet deadlines.
    High standards of integrity.
    Fluent in English, both Written (spelling, style and grammar) and spoken.
    Excellent communication skills including Written (spelling, style and grammar and Spoken.
    A Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administrate, or its equivalent in related fields OR Completed professional qualification in ACCA, CPA,  CIWA.
    Computer literate with hands-on experience in use of accounting packages, especially QuickBooks.
    5 years of experience in Finance or a US government funded project required.
    Prior experience with procurement regulations and procedures required.

Experience: 5


How to apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications, academic transcripts and three professional references to the Johns Hopkins University/Center far Communication Programmes, Plot 15 Binayomba Avenue (between Ambrossoli International School and Royal Suites) Bugolobi, not later than 5:00pm. Monday May 13th 2013.

Please indicate on the envelope the job you are applying for.


Deadline: 13/05/2013





Procurement Officer Job Vacancy at Uganda Relief Fund


Job Title: Procurement  Officer
The Uganda Relief  Fund  is a body corporate  established  by Uganda  Road  Fund  Act  2008 to finance the  routine and  periodic maintenance of public roads .
Main Duties
•    Guide  User  Departments in preparation  of Departmental  Procurement  Plans ;
•    Assist in  consolidation  and production  of the  Entity’s  Annual Procurement  and Disposal  Plan ;
•    Advise  Fund  staff on procurement  issues ;
•    Timely submission  of  documentation to  Contracts Committee;
Qualifications
•    An Honors degree  in Procurement  and Supply  Chain  Logistics  Management , B, Com Business  Administration  , any other related  business degree  obtained  from a recognized  institution of higher  learning
•    Professional qualification  in Procurement  (CIPS),
•    Minimum  of 7 years  relevant experience  in a related field ,
•    Experience  in preparing  bid  documents  and   procurement  reports ;


How to apply
Applications  accompanied by  a capacity  statement  detailing the  applicants  general  qualifications  adequately for the post  or assignment  and illustrated personal  experience .
The Executive Director , Uganda Road Fund  , 5th  floor  Twed Towers , Plot  10, Kafu  Road  , P O. Box  7501, Kampala


Deadline: 17 /05 /2013




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