Jobs at Finca International in Uganda - Business Systems Analyst



Job Title: Core Banking Technology Business Systems Analyst
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     1140
# of openings:     1
Description
FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East.  As an important part of the strategic transformation program FINCA implements the unified retail core banking application - Oracle FLEXCUBE Retail in all affiliates. FINCA is currently looking for a Core Banking Technology Business Systems Analyst.  The Core Banking Technology Business Systems Analyst is an integral part of one of the global core banking program team and participates in process of integration of FLEXCUBE Retail core banking application within the worldwide network of FINCA affiliates.

Under supervision and guidance by the Global Solutions Architect, the Core Banking Technology Business Systems Analyst will be responsible for:
- Participation in FLEXCUBE implementation process, providing assistance and guidance to the regional IT/IS and business subject matter experts;
- Provide assistance to FLEXCUBE Retail support team;
- Work with enterprise and regional level IT/IS professionals to define a set of performance targets for FLEXCUBE functionality. Monitor the post-implementation performance of FLEXCUBE Retail application functionality. Ensure the application adequately responds the functional needs of the affiliate.

Ideal profile:
- Over 3 years of experience within a FLEXCUBE implementation, support process or consulting environment;
- Experience in functional decomposition of business processes for developers;
- Experience in analysis of operational processes;
- Experience working on technical/functional specifications;
- Excellent abilities of technical writing and documentation;
- Knowledge of relational databases, normalization of entities and processes;
- Knowledge of FLEXCUBE Retail Core Baking Application functionality; Experience with integration and support of FLEXCUBE application;
- Ability of translating easily the needs of business in technical solutions;
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills of English; The ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely; Written and oral communication skills of French preferred
- Proven ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks;
- High level of energy, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment, self-confidence and initiative,
- Accuracy, attention to detail and awareness of deadlines;
- A hard working self-starter with initiative, able to set own priorities;
- Disposition to travel out of his/her place of origin up to 85% time possible.

How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D0F2CEE3F9D3F0F9735B7645BBC51002.NA10_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=1140

Deadline: 18/06/2013




Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda - Chief Operating Officer



Job Title: Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO), Uganda
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     1164
# of openings:     1
Description

FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is looking for Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO) for FINCA Uganda, to be based in Kampala.

The Deputy COO will oversee all aspects of the business in their assigned Region.  S/he will be responsible for developing and formulating a Business Growth Plan, analyzing and understanding competition and market dynamics, recognizing opportunities for more operational efficiencies, ensuring policy compliance, developing human resources needed to achieve targeted outreach plans and critically building an operational management bench that can be deployed internally in the subsidiary and across the Africa region.  The Deputy COO will ensure that outreach is market led, client focused and mission driven. The Deputy COO will be evaluated on his/her ability to manage overall individual branch performance to achieve business growth while ensuring cost effective operations delivery and strong internal controls to protect the mission and deliver value to our clients.

In addition to Regional Management responsibilities, the Deputy COO will be assigned special initiatives that would focus on policies and procedures development, internal control strengthening, new product development, product distribution, research, or efficiency maximization.

The Deputy COO will report directly to the COO and will be responsible for the following areas in their assigned geographic region:

    Operations
    Branch and Regional Management
    Savings Mobilization
    Human Resources
    Marketing

It is anticipated the Deputy COO would play a key role in further development and expansion within the subsidiary or in the Africa region potentially with new expansion affiliates at the senior management level.

Ideal profile:

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration required, Master’s degree desirable or equivalent work experience,
    4-year experience minimum in banking or microfinance with strong credit, controls and management background.
    Experience in developing and implementing strategic/operational plans for financial institutions,
    Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills,
    High level of customer service and strong willingness to work in the field,
    Strong business management and negotiation skills,
    Experience managing and motivating a large staff,
    Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills,
    Excellent technical report writing skills and computer literacy,
    Fluency in English required,
    Availability to travel domestically.

How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D0F2CEE3F9D3F0F9735B7645BBC51002.NA10_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=1164

Deadline: 18/06/2013



Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda - Energy Program Manager



Job Title: Energy Program Manager (Long-term Consultant Position)
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     1167
# of openings:     1
Description

FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East.

FINCA seeks an Energy Program Manager to launch and manage a large-scale micro-energy business (“FINCA Energy”) in Uganda and eventually surrounding countries. FINCA will launch a new program to undertake the sales and distribution of renewable energy products, with FINCA subsidiaries providing consumer and supply chain financing. This new venture would set up micro-entrepreneurs as retailers and engage in other activities to strengthen the overall supply and distribution of renewable energy products in the market.   

The Energy Program Manager will be based in Uganda, would report to the Senior Manager, Research and New Business Initiatives, at FINCA International in Washington, DC.   The Program Manager position would be structured as a long-term consultancy of at least 1 year.   Start date is no later than April 30, 2013.



MAIN ACTIVITIES



    Launch the FINCA Energy program and manage daily operations
        Recruit and manage logistics, marketing, sales, and finance staff
        Develop policies and procedures covering all aspects of operations: transport and storage of inventory, employee compensation, customer servicing logistics, etc.
        Implement an inventory management MIS and oversee all logistical activities
        Negotiate supplier agreements
        Develop and implement a cohesive merchandising strategy that includes marketing activities, sales messaging, advertising, signage, product display
        Develop and deliver sales and technical training to staff and to retailers
        Determine criteria for recruiting retailers; provide ongoing training and support to retailers
        Implement reporting system to track the performance of the business and report progress to FINCA management
        Determine compensation and incentives for staff and retailers
    Develop strategy for expansion into new geographic areas
    Develop good working relationship with FINCA subsidiaries for purposes of coordinating on financing and sales activities.  Develop service level agreements (SLAs) and internal MOUs as necessary.
    Manage supplier partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders in the market: government agencies, testing facilities, World Bank/ UN Foundation initiatives, donor agencies, etc.

    Initially manage 2- 3 sales staff.   Manage an organization of approximately 20 managers and field agents within three years as program scales.



PROFILE:



Education & Experience            

    Advanced Degree in relevant field (banking, business, finance)
    At least 7 years of relevant work experience
    Experience launching, staffing, and managing new ventures to offer products and services targeted at the bottom of the pyramid
    Experience in supply chain management. Ideally, candidate has successfully  set up sales, distribution, and customer servicing networks, particularly in rural areas in East Africa
    Familiarity with microfinance (preferred, not required)
    Familiarity with sales and distribution of solar products (preferred, not required)
    Process mapping skills (preferred, not required)



Language Skills:  Fluency in English required.

Computer Skills                                                    

    Expert in Microsoft Office.  Able to generate financial models using Excel,  able to create board and investor presentations using Power Point
    Prior experience using inventory management MIS a plus
    Comfortable using Visio or other process mapping software



KEY DELIVERABLES

    Within 6 months, launch FINCA energy program in Uganda, with strong staff and a sound operational foundation
    Meet 6-month targets for product sales
    Set program on a path to achieve break-even in 2 years
    Develop strategic plan to scale up within region



TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Availability to travel up to 25% of time within Uganda, and eventually within E. Africa.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Only individuals may apply for this long-term consulting assignment, and should have an interest in working with FINCA as full time staff after the end of the consultancy.   Individuals should submit their CVs and dates of availability, as well as their expected annual compensation. 



How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D0F2CEE3F9D3F0F9735B7645BBC51002.NA10_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=1167

Closing Date; 14/06/2013





Internal Control Manager Job at FINCA International in Uganda


Job Title: Internal Control Manager, FINCA Uganda
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     1171
# of openings:     1
Description

FINCA International , one of the world's leading MFIs, provides financial services to over 1 million savers and borrowers through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East.



FINCA is looking for a highly qualified Internal Control Manager (ICM) who thrives in dynamic environments to be part of the establishment and management of FINCA’s microfinance bank in Uganda. The ICM will assist subsidiary management to create and maintain an internal control environment that supports the subsidiary in pursuing its mission with a minimum of risk and a maximum of efficiency.  The ICM will be responsible to create and maintain an internal control environment that discourages fraud and negligence, detects violations at an early stage, fosters efficient operations and efficient use of human and technical resources, and assists subsidiary management at all levels in controlling and guiding staff and operations, with the aim of performance improvement. The ICM will manage and monitor control activities and recommend corrective actions, through the management of two functional areas – Methodology and Compliance – along with other internal control activities.



The ICM will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FINCA’s operations in Uganda and will also report to the Africa Regional Internal Control Manager.  The ICM’s position is separate from internal audit and not responsible for the audit function.


Qualifications:

    University degree in Business, Finance, Banking, Economics, Management, or equivalent work experience;
    At least 5 years of experience of banking or microfinance operations in Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Compliance, or Risk Management functions.  Of this, at least 1 year should have been spent as a manager/lead in the function.
    1-2 years of experience in a front-end operations function is an advantage;
    Proven experience in effective management, development and supervision of a team;
    Practical experience in identifying internal control gaps and creating solutions;
    Knowledge of internal control processes and management of operational risk in a financial institution;
    Knowledge of process analysis and mapping is an advantage;
    Excellent technical report writing skills;
    Strong computer literacy, particularly in MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint). Experience with Core Banking Systems and good understanding of IS issues and the role of IS in financial and business management is an advantage;
    Fluent in English;



Candidate Profile:

    Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture & committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision;
    Willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work;
    Ability to manage multiple priorities, create effective systems and meet tangible business goals from an unstructured, dynamic and empowering environment;
    High level of self-discipline and determination;
    Proven integrity;
    Results-oriented, with the proven ability to implement short- and long-term goals;
    Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills;
    Demonstrated leadership, networking and collaboration/negotiation skills;
    Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships within diverse organizational structure


How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D0F2CEE3F9D3F0F9735B7645BBC51002.NA10_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=1171


Closing Date; 14/06/2013

Jobs at FINCA International in Uganda - Operations Development Specialist



Job Title: Operations Development Specialist, Africa Hub
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     1210
# of openings:     1
Description

FINCA International is seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to the FINCA Africa regional team as the Operations Development Specialist, to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

The position is currently being offered as a twelve-month consulting contract; for the right individual, there is potential for full-time employment in this role or within another suitable career track.  This position is well-suited for recent graduates, young professionals or those looking to break into the microfinance industry.

The Operations Development Specialist reports to the Head of Operations Development (HOD) for the Africa region.  FINCA Africa is currently undertaking change management in several key areas of our Operations and, under the direction of the HOD and within the strategies established by FINCA, the Operations Development Specialist will play a key role in roll-out, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on results of new organizational structures, new products and new or enhanced business processes and systems.  The key areas of focus for the Operations Development Specialist are as follows:

    Delivery Channels.  Support strategy development, monitor progress and report on results related to deployment of delivery channels (including POS, agency networks, ATMs, mobile money and others) in each of FINCA’s five subsidiaries in Africa. Assist with the management of business relationships with current and potential vendors and follow up on action items arising from communication or engagement.  Conduct research into vendors, channels, regulations or other related areas.
    Banking Services.  Assist with establishment of the Banking Services (back office) function in FINCA Africa and the roll-out of standard structures, policies, procedures, operational targets and benchmarks, and a common reporting framework.  Monitor progress on critical work streams and initiatives.
    Savings.  Work closely with the Regional Savings Manager and subsidiary Savings Managers on documenting and executing FINCA’s savings framework and the sales and support cycle.


Qualifications and Experience:

    University degree required, preferably in Business, Management or a related field;  Master’s Degree in Business or related field is beneficial;
    At least 2 years of professional experience required, preferably in project management or a related area; experience working outside of home country or in dynamic and unfamiliar environments is strongly preferred;
    Business acumen is preferred and a common-sense approach to problem solving is required;
    High level of proficiency in MS-Office Suite (especially Excel) is required;  proficiency with MS Project and Visio is preferred;
    Fluency in English is required; French language skills are beneficial.


Candidate Profile:

    Enterprising and resourceful personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills;
    Excellent organizational and documentation skills;
    Excellent internet / desk research skills;
    Written communication is clear and informative, presents numerical data effectively, and captures complicated issues in a manner that clearly communicates the most critical elements;
    Self-starter, both able and comfortable working in a highly autonomous environment;
    Willingness to relocate to Uganda and travel within the Africa region;
    Able to keep flexible work hours;
    Willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work.


How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D0F2CEE3F9D3F0F9735B7645BBC51002.NA10_primary_jvm?org=FINCA&cws=1&rid=1210


Closing Date; 12/06/2013






Jobs at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau - Family Planning Project Officer



Job Title: FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT OFFICER
Reports to: HEAD OF PROGRAMS

Duty Station: Kampala with frequent visits to the field.
Job Objective: The Project Officer shall be responsible for ensuring effective project coordination, implementation, monitoring, and achieving project objectives in close collaboration with the implementing partners.
Main duties:
•     Provide technical support to UPMB member units to implement the project efficiently and effectively at all steps of project cycle
•     Participate in the development and or adoption of relevant guidelines and protocols on Family planning service delivery for dissemination to IPS
•     Spearhead RH/FP health education, community mobilization and awareness campaigns within the project scope
•     Carries out reproductive Health and Family Planning activities of the project in collaboration with designated field Officers,
•    Diocesan Heath Departments, District Health Offices and other stakeholders.
•     Monitors project progress and keep records of all project activities
•    Prepares and submits periodic, project and other related reports facilities
•    Facilitate training to Community Health Workers (CHW) and Religious Leaders on Family Planning.
•     Follow up programs as per the project plan
•     Organize project meetings and communicates with stakeholders
Qualification And Experience:
• Graduate in public health, Nursing or a health related field
• At least 3 years experience in project work with good understanding of MoH Policies and systems
• Excellent computer skills,
Personal Attributes
• Well developed analytical skills
• Well developed communication, writing and training skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of the local language shall be an added advantage
• A committed Christian
Remuneration is attractive and negotiable:


How to Apply:

Applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two references should be addressed to:
The Chairman Board of Directors
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
P. O. Box 4127, Kampala
Email: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug
(Make sure that the applications are signed before sending by email)
Tel: 041 271776.

Deadline: 11/06/2013




Jobs at World Vision Uganda - Donor Liaisons Officer



Job Title: Donor Liaisons  Officer
World Vision Uganda  is a  Christian  Relief , Development  and Advocacy  Non-Governmental  Organization  dedicated  to working  with children , families and communities  to overcome poverty and injustice  .
Roles
•    Cultivate, serve  and strengthen  relationships  with  WVUS  Major Donors , Mid Level  Donors , WVUS Church  Partiners and in-country  representations  are met.
•    Develop and lead  in the  implementation of a capacity building  program  to ensure program  staff  and community  understanding  of  and  involvement  in interpersonal  engagements  with  Major  and  Mid-Level  Donors  and Churches from  WVUS
•    Actively participate in the spiritual life and Christian commitment activities  of the  organization.
•    Participating  in the  spiritual  narture of staff  and  communities  in alignment with  World’s  Vision’s  values  vision  and mission.
Abilities
•    Bachelor  degree  in communications, marketing,  fundraising  or related  field  of study preferred
•    Should have a minimum of  3 years working  experience  with  NGOs  and in managing  external  donor  relations  or marketing  organization.
•    Technical experience  with  video and still photography  required.
•    Experience with  personal  computing  and working  knowledge of Microsoft Office  packages required


How to apply
Qualified  candidates  may submit  their  application  and complete  Curriculum  Vitae , via email to  wvujobs@wvu.org.  Please address  the application to the  people and  Culture  Specialist  (Recruitment ) and  do  indicate the  post  title  in the  email  subject line.


Deadline: 12 /06 /2013







Jobs at World Vision Uganda - Compliance and Reporting Specialist



Job Title:  Compliance and Reporting Specialist
World Vision Uganda  is a  Christian  Relief , Development  and Advocacy  Non-Governmental  Organization  dedicated  to working  with children , families and communities  to overcome poverty and injustice  .
Roles
•    Maintain  good  communication  with  and  represent  WVU to  support  Offices , Donors , key NGOs  partiners  and Governmental  Departments .
•    Lead and develop  strategy  for  cultivating and  strengthening  existing  donors , support  offices  and  other  stake holder relationships.
•    Participate  in joint agency  assessments, task-force  teams and technical work groups together  with  respective  specialist
Abilities
•    University   degree  in management , development  or  related field;
•    Requires  at least 4  years  work experience in grant  compliance  and reporting
•    Requires at least cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
•    Must have  a clear  understanding  of major donors  perspectives , requirements  and standards.
•    Good  understanding  and  experience in project  management .
•    Must have proven  analytical/problem –solving  abilities .


How to apply
Qualified  candidates  may submit  their  application  and complete  Curriculum  Vitae , via email to  wvujobs@wvu.org.  Please address  the application to the  people and  Culture  Specialist  (Recruitment ) and  do  indicate the  post  title  in the  email  subject line.

Deadline: 12 /06 /2013



Jobs at Kasese District Service Commission in Uganda - Town Agent



Job Title: Town Agent

Kasese  District  Service Commission  is recruiting  qualified candidates  for the vacant position above .

Minimum Qualifications
•    A  Uganda  Advanced  Certificate  of Education from a  recognized  institution  or Ordinary  Level  Certificate  plus an  Ordinary  Diploma  in Public administration  and management  or  Education  or  Environmental  Management  or Community  Development .


How to apply
Applications  are invited  from  suitably  qualified Ugandans  to  fill  the following  vacant  posts  that  exist  in Kasese Municipal  Council.
Serving  officers  should  route their applications  through  their  Heads  of Departments  who must be  informed  of the  closing  date  to avoid  delay .
Applications  should  be  submitted  in triplicate  on PSF  Forms  3(Revised  2008)  to the  Secretary , District  Service  Commission  P. O. Box  250, Kasese .
Applications forms  are obtainable from  Chief  Administrative  Officers  office , Secretaries  of District Service Commissions  or  Public   Service  Commission  in Kampala.  Handwritten applications with detailed   curriculum vitae are also acceptable.
Applications should bear the title and Reference Number of the post applied for. Applicants should not apply for more than two posts.
Applicants should  attach  to each of the application  letters three  sets of  certified photocopies of  their  academic  certificates, testimonials  and three of their  recent  passport  size photographs.


Deadline: 21 /06 /2013




Jobs at Rural Electrification Agency in Uganda - Head Procurement & Disposal Unit



Job Title: HEAD PROCUREMENT & DISPOSAL UNIT

MAIN TASK:

To provide efficient, effective and timely procurement services to REA and ensure total compliance with the PPDA Act and Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

a) Provide the necessary management and leadership to the Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) to perform its functions efficiently, effectively, promptly and in accordance with the required procurement guidelines.

b) Facilitate the formulation of an overall procurement strategy for REA and ensure its implementation.

c) To provide the necessary guidance for compliance with the obligations of the PPDA Act and Regulations and other Guidelines for Projects funded under multilateral and bilateral financing agreements

d) To be responsible for the preparation and periodic updating of annual or multi annual procurement plans in consultation with other technical departments in REA and ensure that the procurement plan is integrated with the work plans and the Financial Budgets.

e) In consultation with user departments, initiate the procurement process and coordinate the preparation of Terms of Reference, Statement of Requirements, Specifications and Bid documents for the procurement activities under REA.

f) Establish and maintain a simplified Procurement Tracking System for monitoring of the procurement activities, contracts register and procurement/contracts status Reports etc.

g) Establish and maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers and shortlists of consultants and periodically update based on responses received to the REA’s advertisements and consultant requests;

h) Participate in the evaluation of bids and proposals and take the lead role in providing procurement technical guidance to the evaluation committees.

i) Ensure timely receipt of the goods and consultant’s monthly status reports. Track and monitor the ordering process, and ensure that the requests and deliveries are within the contract terms and conditions.

j) Manage all disposals in line with the PPDA Act and/ requirements of Development Partners where applicable.

k) Provide effective staff supervision; including planning, monitoring, developing and evaluation of their performance on a regular basis.

l) To carry out any other task(s) as may be deemed necessary by REA management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

a) A good Bachelors degree in Procurement and Supply Chain/Logistics Management from a recognized University, OR

b) Any good Bachelors Degree and Full Professional Qualification in a Procurement Related Discipline e.g. CIPS

c) Post Graduate Qualification in a related discipline will be an added advantage.

Key Experience

a) 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

b) Extensive working knowledge of the PPDA Act and Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners like World Bank, SIDA, NORAD, JICA etc.

Key skills and competences

a) Problem analysis and problem solving.

b) People skills (internal and external).

c) Effective communication.

d) Report writing.

e) Stress tolerance.

f) High level of computer literacy, with experience in the use of relevant packages.

Age Limit

Not less than 35 years old

If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 07th June 2013 to;

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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