Jobs at UNICEF in Uganda - Nutrition Specialist


Job Title: Nutrition Specialist, P-4, Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-000938
Duty Station:  Kampala
Country:  Uganda
Region:  ESARO
   
Job Level:
Position#:  UGD12072
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the general guidance of the Chief, Health and Nutrition (Alive Programme), you will be responsible for the overall management, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programme in the context of 'Keeping Children Alive'.

Key Expected Results
1. Contributes to the preparation of the Situation Analysis and its periodic update. Prepares nutrition programme inputs to the Country   Programme Document (CPD) and all related documents,
2. Formulates and develops nutrition programme goals, strategies, methodologies and approaches and implements based on result-based approach within Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
3. Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of nutrition programmes in coordination and collaboration with government and other partners.
4. Provides technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the health and nutrition programmes.  Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.
5. Undertakes field visits in order to monitor and evaluate nutrition programme performance/implementation; identifies problems and proposes remedial action; identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve efficiency of programme delivery.
6. Develops the work-plan for the nutrition programme and monitors compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved. Guides and supervises professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met, and provides on-the-job training.
7. Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities.  Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and those activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
8. Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.
9. Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in nutrition and specialized training in public health, covering clinical, biochemical and public health aspects. A background in Economics and Social Development advantageous.*

Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, in the field of 'Keeping Children Alive'.

Experience/familiarity in emergency programmes management experience is an advantage.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

How to Apply:
https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NTE5RTQzNzQzRjBEMzI2RkUxMDAwMDAwOUU3MTBGMEYmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA

Deadline: 06/06/2013




Jobs at Goal in Uganda - Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor



Job Title :   Global Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Job Ref    108 - TT

Job Type    Full-time
Location    Flexible - Kampala,Nairobi or Dublin
Salary    Not disclosed


Description

GOAL is an International NGO established in 1977, currently operational in 13 countries world-wide with an annual budget of €65m.  GOAL is currently in its second year 2 of a 5 year strategic plan covering the period 2012-16, with an integrated programme model in complex operating environments.  GOAL works in the following sectors: Health (including WASH, Nutrition and HIV), Livelihoods and Children’s Empowerment and Protection Programming. 

GOAL’s work is a mixture of Development programming and Humanitarian response, we consider one of our keys strengths to be our adaptive and responsive approach to local contexts.

How the GOAL Global M&E Advisor Role is Evolving
GOAL has invested considerably in the development of monitoring and evaluation over the past number of years; from the beginning where the post involved championing organizational investment in the scale up of M&E, to leading the establishment of country programme M&E units, and driving monitoring systems strengthening particularly in results based development programmes with a view to both donor and community accountability.

Our vision for the future is that while it is critical that these elements of the role will be maintained, increasingly we see this role as providing leadership within the organization in the area of knowledge management and acting as a facilitator of organisational learning.

This exciting role will provide an opportunity to drive the organisation forward in the areas of new technology, stakeholder accountability strengthening and humanitarian M&E and a further increasing our organisations’ reputation with donors, civil society and academia best practice and standards in the sector.

Job Title                      Global Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Job Location                Flexible (Nairobi, Kampala, Dublin)
Reporting To                    Head of Programme Quality
Contract type              2 year fixed term
Start Date From           ASAP

Key objectives of this role

    Leadership/ Championing Investment in M&E:  Consistent with GOAL’s value for money ethos, the M&E advisor must effectively communicate the necessity and value-added from on-going and increased investment in the M&E amid a competitive funding environment and competing organisational priorities.
    Strategic Planning: Playing a central role in providing senior management with an evidence basis for strategic planning.
    Human Resources: supporting the GOAL HR function to hire and retain a high quality of M&E personnel in field. Line management of M&E professionals in the field and HO.
    Coordination:  acting as information cross roads in the organisation between programme technical team, head office senior management and M&E field staff, external consultants, GOAL finance team and academics. Including:
    Leading discussions and resolution of M&E technical issues which span sectors technical team advisors, in order to support the integrated programme approach GOAL has adopted.
    Updating senior management regularly on M&E and any organisational implications
    Coordinating with internal audit regarding risks identified through M&E units
    Evaluations:  being the head office lead on technical review of country programme evaluations proposed, sharing experiences in similar evaluation designs from other country programmes, coordinating with relevant technical advisors, seeking opportunities to pilot innovative evaluation designs using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
    Specific tasks would include:
    Review of all evaluation terms of reference from country programmes and in coordination with the head of Programme Quality, provide HQ technical feedback and approval
    Leading procurement of consultants services to conduct external evaluations
    Establishing new and maintaining existing mechanisms to enable country programme technical recommendations to be tracked through to implementation
    Coordinate multi country thematic/sector specific evaluations
    Dissemination/ Sharing of learning:
    Sharing internal best practices found through evaluations with other country programmes, senior management, technical team members and within the M&E team in GOAL.
    Sharing relevant journal/publication articles with technical team members on best practice or innovations that relate to M&E in their sector (Health, WASH, HIV, Nutrition, Livelihoods)
    Networking/Representation with Donors:
    Attending and presenting at conferences and creating networking opportunities for GOAL in the M&E sphere with a view to learning and also demonstrating GOAL’s work
    Preparing and presenting evidence based presentations for donors, governments or other stakeholders to demonstrate GOAL’s work
    Research:
    Identifying research needs/ opportunities in conjunction with country programmes, coordinating a very focused set of research priority topics per year
    Linking to or maintaining relationships with research institutes/ universities

Requirements:

    A primary degree in Development or related field with Masters level degree indicating experience in operational research, action research or associated field.
    Minimum 3 (three) years practical field experience in emergency and development humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on planning, monitoring and evaluation.
    Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies
    Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to rural development
    Experience in report writing and proposal generation and familiarity with key donor monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
    Experience and skills in staff training and management.
    Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.
    Adept in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SMART and/or Epi Info, STATA, SPSS
    Fluent in spoken and written English with strong analytical skills


How to Apply:
http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YGTYD&jid=UYDGTCXCX&site=Goal

Deadline: 16/06/2013



Jobs at Umeme Limited in Uganda - Business Support Analyst



Job Title: Business  Support Analyst
Umeme  Limited  is a major  investment of Acts  Infrastructure  2  fund .
Qualifications
•    Degree  in Business  /Information  management  or a  related  field  +5 years  experience
•    Five  years  experience  as a  business  analyst
•    Experience  of working in  a software development  environment /projects
•    Proven  experience  in  delivering  high quality  software technical specifications
•    Proven  ability in leading  stakeholder-business and technical  workshops.


How to apply
To apply  please  send  your CV  and cover letter with 3  work  related  referees to the  address  or  e-mail below
E-mails  must  not  exceed  2  MB.
People  Performance  Group
Plot  8  Kitante Close   Kitante ,
P. O. Box  12405, Kampala-Uganda


Deadline:  05 /06 /2013



Jobs at Umeme Limited in Uganda - Software Test Engineer




Job Title: Software Test Engineer
Umeme  Limited  is a major  investment of Acts  Infrastructure  2  fund .
Responsibilities
•    Develop  , implement  and manage  the  processes for testing  system changes
•    Be responsible  for all  Testing  and  QA  environments
•    Develop  test  strategies  across all  areas of  system , functional integrations and  performance testing
•    Plan , coordinate  and lead testing  activities
Qualifications
•    Degree  in IT   , Computer  Science  or  equivalent
•    Two  years +experience   of working  in a  software testing  environment 
•    Proven experience  in developing  and documenting  test  strategies  and plans.

How to apply
To apply  please  send  your CV  and cover letter with 3  work  related  referees to the  address  or  e-mail below
E-mails  must  not  exceed  2  MB.
People  Performance  Group
Plot  8  Kitante Close   Kitante ,
P. O. Box  12405, Kampala-Uganda

Deadline:  05 /06 /2013




National Planning Authority Jobs in Uganda - Director Policy Research and Administration



Job Title: Director  Policy  Research  and Administration
The National  Planning  Authority  is the  Principal  Statutory  Agency  for national  and  decentralized development  planning in Uganda .
Requirements

•    Masters  degree  in  Economics  , quantitative  economics  , Economics  , Policy  and  Planning  , Statistics , Development  Economics  or  a Masters  of Science  or Arts  degree  in relevant areas from a recognized  University  or  Institution .  Other  post  graduate qualifications  , diplomas , certificates  etc  in any  of these  areas will be  considered  an added advantage ;
•    Demonstrated The National  Planning  Authority  is the  Principal  Statutory  Agency  for national  and  decentralized development  planning in Uganda .
•    Demonstrated experience  of at least  10 years  in development planning , policy analysis  and evaluation , applied  research .
•    Understanding  of public  sector  management and  information systems


How to apply
If your qualifications and experience  match  the  above  roles please email your  application quoting  the relevant  job  title  to  Executive Selection Division, KPMG  at the following  email  address ;  esd@kpmg.co.ug


Deadline:  07  /06 /2013




Jobs at National Planning Authority in Uganda - Director Development Planning




Job Title: Director  Development Planning
The National  Planning  Authority  is the  Principal  Statutory  Agency  for national  and  decentralized development  planning in Uganda .
Requirements
•    A Masters Degree  in Development  Planning  and  Management  Economic Policy  and Planning  ;Development Economics  or  closely  related  discipline  from a recognized  University
•    Other  post graduate  qualifications  ., Diplomas, Certificates  etc  in any of  these  areas will be  considered an added advantage
•    Working  experience of at least  10 years  , six of which  must be  in the areas  of policy formulation  and development , development planning , program implementation as well as  monitoring and evaluation at senior management level , in a reputable  development  -oriented  institution/organization .
•    Knowledge of  the Central  Government  operations  , policy formulation and the  SWAP  process in Uganda

How to apply
If your qualifications and experience  match  the  above  roles please email your  application quoting  the relevant  job  title  to  Executive Selection Division, KPMG  at the following  email  address ;  esd@kpmg.co.ug


Deadline:  07  /06 /2013

Jobs at National Planning Authority in Uganda - Executive Director



Job Title:  Executive Director
The National  Planning  Authority  is the  Principal  Statutory  Agency  for national  and  decentralized development  planning in Uganda .
Requirements
•    A Masters degree  majoring  in any of the  following  fields :  Development  Planning , Macroeconomics , Economics, Economic  Policy  and Planning , Statistics , Quantitative  Economics , Development  Economics or related  relevant  field from a recognized  University
•    Management  experience  of at least  10  years , at senior management level , with clear  evidence  of good  management  track record  including developing  and sustaining  linkages  , working with stakeholders  and liaising  with  government  MDAs  and development  partiners
•    Experience in  implementing  of public  financial  management .

How to apply
If your qualifications and experience  match  the  above  roles please email your  application quoting  the relevant  job  title  to  Executive Selection Division, KPMG  at the following  email  address ;  esd@kpmg.co.ug

Deadline:  07  /06 /2013



Technical Team Leader Job at Malaria Consortium in Uganda




Job Title: Malaria Technical  Team  Leader
Malaria  Consortium  is one of the  world’s  leading  non-profit organizations dedicated  to the  comprehensive  control of malaria  and other  communicable diseases in Africa.
Specifications
•    Medical  degree  or degree  in a  related  discipline . Masters in  health-related  discipline  is desired.
•    Good  understanding  of both  preventive  and curative   aspects  of malaria  control
•    Experience in  working  with  district  health  systems
•    Experience  managing  and leading  a team
•    Experience  in capacity  building  and training of  health  workers
•    Knowledge  and  experience  working  in a  USAID funded project
•    Strong  writing  skills
•    Ability  to  compile  donor  required  reports
•    At  least  8 years  experience  of working  in  communicable  disease control, preferably  malaria  control.


 How to apply
Candidates  who  fully meet  the above  requirements  should  submit  a detailed  CV,  a covering  letter explaining  how  and why  you are suited  to the  role , and  the  contact details  of three referees  quoting the  reference number  to  hr.uganda@malariaconsortium.org

Deadline: 07 / 06 / 2013



Jobs at Malaria Consortium in Uganda - Technical Officer



Job Title:  Technical Officer
Malaria  Consortium  is one of the  world’s  leading  non-profit organizations dedicated  to the  comprehensive  control of malaria  and other  communicable diseases in Africa.
Specifications
•    A degree in  Social  Sciences, Public  Health  , Community  Health  or equivalent 
•    A minimum  of three years  work experience
•     Experience  in community  -based  health  care delivery
•    Experience  in capacity  building  /transferring  of skills
Desirable
•    Experience  with  mass  distributions , ideally  distribution  of  long-lasting  insecticide  treated nets .
•    Thorough  understanding  of  both  preventive  and curative   aspects  of  malaria  control
•    Farmiliarity  with the  strategies  and guidelines of the  Uganda  National  Malaria  Control  Program
•    Experience in  training   of health  supervisors


How to apply
Candidates  who  fully meet  the above  requirements  should  submit  a detailed  CV,  a covering  letter explaining  how  and why  you are suited  to the  role , and  the  contact details  of three referees  quoting the  reference number  to  hr.uganda@malariaconsortium.org

Deadline: 07 / 06 / 2013




Jobs at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda - Head of Disposal Unit


Job Title: Head of Disposal Unit
The Rural  Electrification  Agency  is recruiting   qualified  candidates  for the vacant  position  above .
Education
•    A  good  Bachelors  degree in Procurement  and Supply Chain  /Logistics  Management  from a  recognized  University or,
•    Any  good  Bachelors Degree and  Full Professional  Qualifications  in a procurement  Related Discipline  e.g  CIPS
•    Post  Graduate  Qualification in a  related  discipline will be  an added  advantage .
Key Experience
•    A minimum of  8 years  working  experience  in a  busy  Procurement  Office , 5 of which  should be  at the  level of  Head  Procurement  Disposal Unit.
•    Extensive  working knowledge  of the  PPDA  Act  and Regulations  and Procurement  Requirements  of Development  Partiners like  World Bank , SIDA,  NORAD, JICA etc
Skills
•    Problem  analysis  and  problem  solving
•    People  skills  ( internal and  external ).
•    Effective  communication .
•    Report writing
•    High level  of computer  literacy  , with  experience  in the  use of  relevant  packages

How to apply
If you are  interested in the  above position  , please submit  your applications  which should  include cover letter, CV, names  and addresses of three  reputable  referees  and copies  of relevant academic , certificates  and  testimonials.
The Executive  Director 
Rural  Electrification  Agency
Plot  10, Windsor  Loop,  Kololo,
2nd  and 3rd  Floor  , House of Hope ,
P. O. Box  7317  Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 07 /06 /2013



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