Driver Jobs Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda



Job Title: DRIVER, UN WOMEN
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA


Additional Category    Women’s Empowerment
Type of Contract :    Service Contract
Post Level :    SB-2
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Jul-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Associate, UN Women and the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the Joint Programme on Gender Equality, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other related goods and supplies in/out of Kampala under the authorization of the supervisor.
    Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
    Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
    Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
    Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
    Collect mail from Post Office and deliver outgoing mails to various destinations within the city.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

    Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s Mission, Vision and Values
    Displays culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning

    Sharing knowledge and experience. 
    Provide helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

    Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs
    Demonstrate excellent knowledge of protocol
    Demonstrate excellent knowledge of security issues.

Leadership and Self-Management:

    Focus on results for the client
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive construction attitude.
    Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
    Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license of at least 3 classes. 
    Certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage

Experience:

    5 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English.
    Knowledge of local languages of the area would be an asset.



How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37409

Deadline: 20/05/2013



Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Uganda



Job Title: Project Coordinator (Systems Agronomist) (Ref: R4D/PCSA/05/13)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Project Coordinator (Systems Agronomist).

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

IITA seeks a qualified person for the position of project coordinator in Uganda to coordinate a new BMZ-funded project and conduct agronomic systems research on coffee and cocoa.

Position/Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to coordinate the research project ‘trade-offs and synergies in climate change adaptation and mitigation in coffee and cocoa systems’ and conduct research on this topic.

Specific responsibilities:

    stakeholders on important coffee/cocoa areas that need strong adaptation efforts.
    Characterize existing diversity of coffee/cocoa production systems along climate and intensification gradients, in terms of production efficiency, climate change adaptation, and climate change mitigation.
    Provide scientific backstopping to research support staff and two PhD students.
    Identify productive coffee/cocoa systems by using biophysical response functions and models.
    Develop a methodological framework for coffee/cocoa stakeholders to assess climate change adaptation and mitigation potential of various production technologies.
    Develop a dissemination toolbox to help inform and train public and private-sector partners and farmers on best-bet climate change adaptation/mitigation options.
    Engage with coffee/cocoa certification bodies and policy makers to highlight gaps and opportunities for improved climate change adaptation and mitigation.
    Write scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.

Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must have a PhD in Agronomy or related field and ten years experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

Core Competencies:

    Proven research expertise in smallholder coffee/cocoa cropping systems.
    Knowledge of soil-plant relationships and crop physiology.
    Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific articles in ISI-Thomson indexed journals.
    Demonstrated ability to supervise PhD students
    Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
    Management experience in multi-partner projects including CGIAR, advanced research institutes, NARS partners and private sector is considered a strong advantage.
    Excellent spoken and written English – good knowledge of French is considered an advantage given the projects’ focus on cocoa production systems (and literature) in Francophone West Africa.
    Working knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Willingness to travel within the project region in West and East Africa.

Duty station: IITA Uganda, Kampala.

General information: The appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.


How to Apply:
Applications: Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/irs-online-application.

Deadline: 31/05/2013




Jobs at Nile Breweries Limited in Uganda - Operations Management Trainee





Job Title: Operations Management Trainee – National Distribution Services- Grade GZ

Nile Breweries Limited, a leading beverage company in Uganda, also recognized as the best employer in Uganda for the years 2004, 2005 & 2009, and a subsidiary of SABMiller – the second largest brewing group in the world seeks to recruit a highly motivated, results oriented and dynamic professional for the post below:

Operations Management Trainee – National Distribution Services- Grade GZ

Purpose of Position

The Trainee will be responsible for the overall management of the efficiency of the depots and primary distribution fleet in terms of staff management, vehicle utilization, cost efficiencies, image, maintenance, service delivery, health & safety, and asset management.

Key Responsibilities:

    Execution of daily load plan.
    Ensure maximum vehicle utilization of all Primary and Secondary distribution vehicles.
    Ensure minimum TAT (turnaround time) at plant and depots.
    Corporate image, ensure truck and trailers are clean, and comply with all relevant Health & Safety legislation.
    Manage resources, including permanent and temporary staff, to ensure that productivity goals are met and costs controlled.
    To control Expenditure to budget (Day to Day Controls and Monthly.
    Measure the performance on a daily/ weekly & monthly basis against targets, (fuel consumption etc).
    Respond to emergency , arrange technical assistance or asset recovery
    Liaise with Plant Warehouse in terms of vehicle availability (planned maintenance etc).

Requirement:

    Degree in Statistics, Economics or its equivalent
    Basic Understanding of Fleet management
    Basic Understanding of Uganda road legislation
    Basic Understanding of Route management r Basic Technical knowledge
    Good Geographic knowledge
    Basic knowledge of human resource management and supervision

How to apply:

The Company will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates. Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should please send their CV, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration. Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) telephone contact to the undersigned not later than 17th May, 2013.

Note: 1) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 2) Canvassing will not be entertained and if done will lead to disqualification.

The Business Partner Sales & Distribution Nile Breweries Limited P. O. Box 1345, KAMPALA SERVICE CENTER


Deadline: 17/05/2013






Jobs at World Health Organization (WHO) in Uganda - Budget & Finance Clerk



Job Title: Budget & Finance Clerk  Contract Type : Fixed Term (One Year with possible extension) Grade  : GS.05 Position Number  : 346276

Organizational Unit :WHO Country Office, Uganda Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda


Functions and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Operations Officer and general guidance of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    Maintains financial records and financial transactions in the GSM environment;
    Initiate setting up of HR plans, identify and include positions in HR plans, update position parameters and submit for approval;
     Initiate mapping of positions to tasks and awards;
    Assists in generating reports from the Global Management System; also prepares recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required to facilitate financial implementation analysis;
    When authorized, makes disbursements from petty cash fund, maintains records of these disbursements and balances accounts as required;
    Assists newly arriving or departing staff members on opening or closing bank accounts, exchanging currency and other financial matters,
    Performs any other duties as assigned.

Requirement:
Generic

    Knowing and managing yourself;
    Producing results;
    Fostering integration and team work
    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Knowledge

    Ability to plan, organise, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to conceptualize and carry- out tasks with little supervision, to interpret financial rules and regulations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Education and Special Training

    Completion of secondary school education and/or equivalent technical or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
    Diploma or higher education in accounting or finance will be an added advantage

Experience (length and nature)

    2 to 4 years of experience with 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible work in Finance - and Budgeting and/or accounting activities. Experience with UN or other international or multinational organizations will be an added advantage.

Languages

    Excellent knowledge of English and Swahili and local languages would be added advantage

Experience: 2


How to apply:

Applications accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates, diplomas and testimonials should be addressed to:

The WHO Representative P. O. Box 24578,Kampala

N.B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing Date; 24/05/2013





Jobs at New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd in Uganda





Job Title: Advertising Manager – Radio West a Etop Radio.

The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd is looking to recruit a dynamic, self motivated individual to fill the role of ADVERTISING MANAGER – Radio West a Etop Radio

JOB TITLE: Advertising Manager – Radio West a Etop Radio.

Reports to: Senior Advertising Manager Radios

Key Result Areas

    Ensure targets on each radio station are achieved in order for each radio to achieve growth and sustain its self and generate profits for the company.
    Supervise the Radio Sales team, monitor performance and address the challenges they are meeting in the field.
    Ensure that what is aired on each radio station is approved and well documented and ensure client full satisfaction.
    Coordinate with programming on each radio station and relay the information to the sales team in order to create more programmes to sell and appeal to the customer due to their relevance.
    Ensure there is open and regular communication between the programming team and sales team so that the team is synergized and is conversant with their products.
    Travel to all up country radio stations to help the decentralized team make sales through training and brain storming.
    Make sales projections for respective revenue in order to achieve revenue targets for Radios.
    Ensure growth in revenues, clientele base and market share on the respective stations, with excellent coordination and good communication skills.

Requirement:

    Must have minimum experience in community / regional sales of three years.
    Business degree from a recognized university.
    Excellent analytical, planning and implementation skills.
    Highly self-driven dynamic personality.
    Good at PowerPoint, excel and can quickly adapt to available sales management software.
    Professional qualification in sales and marketing an added advantage.

Experience: 3
How to apply:

If you are interested in the above position, address your applications to: Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 17/05/2013




Management Accountant Job Vacancy at NFT Consult Ltd in Uganda


Job Title: Management Accountant

About this job

NFT Consult Ltd is the leading human resources firm and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Summary:

The management accountant prepares, develops and analyses key financial information to assist management in making well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, growth and profitability.

This role is responsible for establishing and maintaining financial policies and management information systems, as well as provides a high quality support service by liaising with management colleagues on all aspects of finance.

The role combines accounting skills with business management skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Create, implement and monitor processes and procedures around the creation of monthly forecasts;
    Produce the budget and quarterly forecasts for approval by the Finance Committee;
    Provide variance analysis from budget, identify added-value reporting opportunities for trend analysis and commentary to assist forecasting and budget requirements;
    Maintain records and reconciliation controls of approved budgets;
    Prepare periodic (monthly/quarterly/annual/ad-hoc) financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, balance sheet reports and cash flows;
    Provide a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions;
    Ensure spending is kept in line with the budget;
    Inform key strategic decisions and formulate business strategies;
    Advise on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions;
    Analyse financial performance and so contribute to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts;
    Assistance with preparation of consolidated group financial statements and interim reports under IFRS
    Offer professional judgment on financial matters and advise on ways of improving business performance;
    Interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers;
    Liaise with other function managers to put the finances and accounts in context;
    Assist with the audit preparation work to allow for timely completion of the annual financial statements and corporation tax returns;
    Monitor and evaluate financial information systems and suggest improvements where needed;
    Implement corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls.

Skills Required:

    Strong commercial acumen.
    Highly analytical with good presentation skills.
    Excellent communication and presentation skills required to liaise with both financial and non-financial individuals.
    Excellent computer skills.
    Excellent accounting software skills; QuickBooks is a plus
    Drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges
    Ability to work well under pressure, working accurately with attention to detail, and meeting deadlines
    Willingness to travel
    Ability to be flexible
    Honesty and discretion

Education and Experience:

    Minimum of two years management accounting experience in a fast growth organisation
    Part qualified accountant or a finalist with a very strong academic background
    Bachelors Degree in a accounting or finance
    Master in Business Administration (Majoring in Finance) preferred
    Knowledge of IFRS

How to Apply:

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

    Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
    Merge these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
    Do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
    Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to nftfinancejobs@nftconsult.com

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


Deadline: 22/05/2013





Human Resource Officer Job at Oil and Gas Industry in Uganda



Job Title: Chief Human Resource Officer

About this job

Our client in the Oil and Gas industry is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and self motivated candidate to fill the vacancy above

Reports to: The Chief Executive Officer

Department: Human Resource and Administration

Responsible for: HR Business Partners in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Job Purpose:

To ensure that the right staffs are recruited and retained in the organisation, and to develop strategies, policies, processes and procedures that govern the administration function of the Company.

Key Responsibilities:

    Sets Human Resource Recruitment and Development strategies in liaison with Senior Management Team
    Ensures effective staff hiring procedures are in place and implemented accordingly
    Develops and maintains live and up-to-date human resource management procedures
    Be Responsible for the development of realistic job evaluation and grading system
    Develops and continuously amends the organisation chart as approved by management
    Ensures that Performance Management is established and becomes part of the everyday culture
    Develops, implement, and maintains a cost effective staff remuneration structure.
    Ensures maintenance of an adequate level of human resource in terms of numbers and quality
    Oversees the development of human resource planning including succession plans
    Develops, implements and controls effective staff training programs
    Ensures productive employee welfare, commitment and loyalty to the company
    Ensures the security of the property and staff of the organisation
    Ensures that the industrial relations and welfare climate in the organisation is conducive
    Oversees the management of the transport section of the organization
    Ensures that performance Management is established and becomes part of the everyday culture
    Coaches and develops departmental staff and regularly appraises them
    Responsible for effective management of Procurement activities in the company.

Minimum Qualification:

    B.A degree in Social Science, with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any other degree from an internationally recognized University and a Post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management
    A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or MBA would be a definite advantage.
    Membership of a recognized Human Resource Management Association or Institute would be an added advantage.

Experience:

A minimum of eight (8) years post qualification experience, four of which must have been as head of HR department of a large organisation, reporting to the C.E.O.

Personal Attributes:

    High integrity and dependability
    Ability to work under minimum supervision
    Knowledge of Labor Law of Uganda
    Proficiency in HR Management Principles and Procedures and internationally recognized best practices
    Ready to work long hours
    A mature, seasoned professional manager who is able to interact and coordinate activities with staff at all levels of the company
    A seasoned professional person who networks widely within and without the company.

How to Apply

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

    Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
    Merge these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
    Do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
    Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to mogasjobs@nftconsult.com 

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


Deadline: 22/05/2013




Receptionist Job Vacancy at Equal Opportunities Commission in Uganda




Job  Title: Receptionist
The Equal Opportunities Commission is inviting qualified candidates for the vacant post above.
Qualifications
•    Applicants must be  Ugandan  citizens holding  a diploma in ;
•    At least  a Diploma  in Arts  or  Social  sciences
•    Training  in Front  Office  Management  is  an added advantage
Duties
•    The  Receptionist  will  manage  the front  desk through  cordial , timely and effective  internal  and external  communication .
•    Receive attend  and direct  visitors  to respective  offices
•    Receive and  dispatch  mail/messages/calls
•    Keep and maintain  address /telephone  directory and visitors  book.


How to apply
Handwritten  applications  should be  submitted  with the following  attachments in triplicate ;  Public Service  Form 3 (2008), detailed CVs ,  certified  copies of  academic transcripts , certificates  and two referees  (one  being the  employer).
The application forms  are obtainable  from the  Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor Farmers House , Kampala, District Service Commission  Offices at the  Districts  or Equal  Opportunities  Commission  (EOC) ,  Offices  Plot 7, Luthuli  Close  -Bugolobi.
Applications  should be  addressed to the Secretary,  Equal Opportunities  Commission , P. O. Box  27672, Kampala


Deadline: 31 /05 /2013





Accounts Assistant Job Vacancy at Equal Opportunities Commission in Uganda



Job Title: Accounts  Assistant
The Equal Opportunities Commission is inviting qualified candidates for the vacant post above.
Qualifications
•    A Diploma in  either  in  either  Business  studies  or Accounting  or Financial Management  from a  recognized  institution with 
•    An  Advanced  level  Certificate  with at least  two  Principal  Passes  obtained at  one sitting .
•    A minimum of two  years working experience  at the level of an Accounts Assistant  or equivalent  experience  in a  reputable  organization .
Duties
•    Posting entries  and balancing  the cashbook.
•    Checking accounts for  imprest vouchers
•    Paying advances as authorized .
•    Receiving in-coming cash and cheques.


How to apply
Handwritten  applications  should be  submitted  with the following  attachments in triplicate ;  Public Service  Form 3 (2008), detailed CVs ,  certified  copies of  academic transcripts , certificates  and two referees  (one  being the  employer).
The application forms  are obtainable  from the  Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor Farmers House , Kampala, District Service Commission  Offices at the  Districts  or Equal  Opportunities  Commission  (EOC) ,  Offices  Plot 7, Luthuli  Close  -Bugolobi.
Applications  should be  addressed to the Secretary,  Equal Opportunities  Commission , P. O. Box  27672, Kampala


Deadline: 31 /05 /2013



Secretary Jobs at Equal Opportunities Commission in Uganda



Job Title: Senior  Personal  Secretary
The Equal Opportunities Commission is inviting qualified candidates for the vacant post above.
Qualifications
•    An Honors  Bachelors  Degree in Secretarial and Administrative  Studies  or its  equivalent  from  a recognized  Institution .
•    A minimum  of three  years working  experience at a level of Personal Secretary  in Government  or equivalent  experience  in a  reputable organization.
Duties
•    Drawing up programs , fixing and monitoring  appointments  and organizing  meetings , in conjunction  with relevant offices .
•    Taking dictation , transcribing  and presenting accurate  and error  free work.
•    Drafting letters  of a routine  nature.
•    Attending to  callers, either in person  or on telephone .


How to apply
Handwritten  applications  should be  submitted  with the following  attachments in triplicate ;  Public Service  Form 3 (2008), detailed CVs ,  certified  copies of  academic transcripts , certificates  and two referees  (one  being the  employer).
The application forms  are obtainable  from the  Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor Farmers House , Kampala, District Service Commission  Offices at the  Districts  or Equal  Opportunities  Commission  (EOC) ,  Offices  Plot 7, Luthuli  Close  -Bugolobi.
Applications  should be  addressed to the Secretary,  Equal Opportunities  Commission , P. O. Box  27672, Kampala


Deadline: 31 /05 /2013



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