Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organisation in Uganda - Council Secretary


Job Title: COUNCIL SECRETARY
Reports to: Director Corporate Services
Salary Grade: UR 4.
Main Duties:
• In consultation with the Chairman and the Director General, draw the agenda and convene Council and Committee meetings.
• Schedule, arrange, plan and attend all Council and Council Committee meetings for purpose of taking and keeping a record of proceedings.
• Prepare for approval, implement and monitor Council and Committee work plans and budgets and manage the Council vote.
• Prepare periodic Council status reports for review and adoption before circulation
• Arrange and forward copies of business documents for Council and Committee meetings two weeks before the scheduled meeting dates.
• Communicate Council Policies and instructions to management for implementation.
• Advise and guide members of Council on all laws and regulations governing Council businesses.
• Ensure that Council members and management operate within an authorized framework approved by Council and law of Uganda.
Minimum Qualifications:
• A good degree obtained from a recognized university.
• Must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
• Applicants must have at least five years’ experience as Board Secretary, Council or Committee Secretary/ Clerk in a busy and reputable organization with a minimum age of 35 years and below 50 years.
• Must be proficient in Micro soft office packages namely, word, excel and power point and ability to promptly transcribe and produce quality resolutions, minutes and reports without assistance.
• Must be an excellent communicator in both written and speech.
• Must be person of integrity, honesty and able preserve confidential information.

Tenure of office:
Successful candidates for the advertised vacancies shall be employed on four years’ renewable contracts subject to satisfactory performance and good conduct.
Application Procedures:


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned

.The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe

Deadline: 04/07/2013




Corporate Services Officer Job Vacancy at National Agricultural Research Organisation in Uganda


Job Title: SENIOR CORPORATE SERVICES OFFICER
Reports to: Director Corporate Services
Salary Grade: UR 4.
Overall Responsibility:
He/she will provide professional leadership and guidance on legal matters of interest and concern to the organization.
Specific Duties:
The successful candidate will:
• Provide legal advice and guidance to the NARO Governing Council and management.
• Provide guidance on the registration and protection of intellectual property rights, privilege’s and interests arising out of NARO led Agricultural research.
• Support the training of NARO Scientists in Intellectual Property
Rights and discerning patentable areas arising from agricultural research;
• Provide in house expertise and guidance necessary for the drafting and signing of contracts, agreements and memorandum of understanding by various stakeholders.
• In liaison with lawful authorities, lead the process of registering the organization land.
• Play a link role between NARO and contracted Legal service providing firms.
• Advise Council, management and staff on the interpretation of the National Agricultural Research Act, 2005, and other enabling legislations.
Minimum Qualifications and experience:
Candidates must possess a good degree in Law. Possession of a Diploma in Legal Practice is an added advantage.
• A minimum of five years’ of legal practice in a reputable organisation or fi rm.
• Experience in the area of intellectual property rights, patenting and protection of innovations is desirable.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned

.The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe


Deadline: 04/07/2013



Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organisation in Uganda - Quality Assurance Officer


Job Title: SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER
Reports to: Head Quality Assurance
Salary Grade: UR 4.

Overall Responsibility:
He /She will be responsible for facilitating the development of standard operating procedures and guidelines for research and administration in NARO.
Main Duties:
• Develop, disseminate and update quality assurance standards and guidelines for the management and delivery of research service
• Design and implement quality management training programs for scientists and technicians.
• Guide the process of developing Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs)and guidelines for research and administration;
• Develop guidelines for SOP preparation, approval, tracking, review, and archival;
• Develop a system for monitoring compliance with agreed standards;
• Register and maintain a database of Agricultural Research Service Providers;
• Develop a document control systems for all agreed SOPs;
• Vet research projects for compliance with SOP requirements and checklists prior to funding;
• Performing any other duties as shall be officially assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
• A masters degree in biological sciences, agricultural economics, agribusiness or Business Administration.
• Minimum of five years of relevant quality planning and management experience in a busy organization
• Experience in training on and standards and quality compliance.
• Proven experience and ability to manage people, processes and technology.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than July 4,2013.The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe


Deadline: 04/07/2013




Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organisation in Uganda - Quality Assurance Head



Job Title: HEAD QUALITY ASSURANCE
Reports to: Director Corporate Services
Salary Grade: UR 3

Overall Responsibility:
The successful applicant will head the Quality Assurance Unit and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of quality assurance in research programmes, services and outputs of the National Agricultural Research System.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• develop, direct and coordinate an organisation wide quality research implementation frame work.
• develop and recommend to the Council for approval standards and guidelines for conducting and delivering agricultural research services;
• ensure research programmes, services and processes meet agreed standards;
• maintain a database of agricultural research service providers;
• monitor the performance of agricultural research service providers and developing a dynamic and demand-responsive system for capacity strengthening of service providers, and overseeing the associated capacity strengthening activities;
• ensure that the process of agricultural research priority setting at national and zonal level comply with agreed standards and guidelines.
• ensure that the vetting process for the competitive grant awarding process complies with agreed standards and guidelines;
• ensure that the quality of official publications, reports and information released by the organisation are of a high standard


Requirements:
• At least Masters Degree in the field of natural sciences or socioeconomics. Possession of a PhD will be an added advantage.
• Broad understanding of the role of agricultural research in agriculture and rural development.
• At least 10 years experience in agricultural research management at a senior level.
• A track record in agricultural research or research in other related fields evidenced by peer reviewed publications
• Evidence of technical knowledge and skills relevant to research quality assurance
• Demonstrated leadership qualities as well as team building and administrative skills

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned

.The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe

Deadline: 4/07/2013




Jobs at GOAL Uganda - Assistant Country Director



Job Title    Assistant Country Director - Systems, Uganda

Job Ref    113-UG
Job Type    Contract
Location    Uganda
Salary    Not disclosed
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Description

The GOAL Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors, namely: Health (including WASH, HIV and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with local organisations to give effect to the mission.

The current GOAL Uganda country programme operational areas:

1. The Bugiri / Namayingo District Project, South Eastern Uganda, established in 2001, currently has a water and sanitation project and a health accountability project, both are implemented through national partners.
2. The Agago District Project, North Eastern Uganda, established in 2003 has transitioned from an emergency programme to a development programme. Implementation is through partners in the HIV and WASH sectors and directly and through private sector partners in Livelihood.
3. The Abim District Project, North Eastern Uganda (Western Karamoja) was established in 2008. This development project implements through partners in the HIV and WASH sectors and directly in the Livelihood sectors.

Description of the role:

Reporting to:           County Director
Contract Length:    12 months
Location:                  Kampala
Start date:               ASAP

The Assistant Country Director (ACD) Systems is a key member of the Senior Management Team at a country level, who will support and assist the CD in the overall management and leadership of the country programme.  The ACD will assist the building and running of an organisation that can design, implement, monitor, evaluate and report on cost effective interventions of a high quality, consistent with relevant standards and norms.  The ACD assists in the strategic planning and management of the country programme, working with programme and project teams and head office staff to define and implement a programme that gives meaning to GOAL’s mission, policies and procedures, within the Ugandan context.

The ACD will be expected to have a good understanding of the overall country programme, and be able to effectively deputise for the CD when s/he is on leave or absent, and to effectively represent the organisation and the country programme to external stakeholders.

The ACD will have responsibility for sections of the country programme including Human Resources and Administration, Logistics and I.T., as well as providing technical support and oversight of Finance.  The ACD will have a focus on systems development, documentation and implementation, including working with HR on an effective in-house training programme and with Finance, Logistics and HR on audit systems for GOAL and donor policies. This will include the effective management of the GOAL asset register by facilitating the co-ordination of Logistics and Finance information.

The role of the ACD will be to coordinate and supervise the Logistics Coordinator, HRAC, Financial Controller and IT department and to agree strategic priorities so as to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of GOAL’s programmes in Uganda. The job holder is not expected to manage the Coordinators, their sections or teams on a daily basis, nor to act in their place except for periods of leave or where it is unavoidable.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:
• Develop a good understanding of the overall country programme;
• Deputise for the CD when CD is absent;
• Represent GOAL and the country programme, where relevant to external stakeholders;
• Agree with CD monthly and annual objectives, and provide CD with a monthly report on progress;
• Act as part of the Senior Management Team of the country programme, and chair meetings in absence of the CD;
• Perform other tasks, as agreed with the Country Director.

Finance:
• Provide Financial Controller with technical support and supervision as required to assist with the implementation of their work, particularly around budgeting and donor reporting;
• Perform monthly review of management reports and payroll;
• Coordinate with the Country Finance Team to ensure that field core cost budget management tools are provided for review and management;
• Prepare and manage the overall core cost budgets for GOAL Uganda;
• Manage the equipment budget for all GOAL Uganda.

Internal Audit & Donor Compliance:
• Direct management of Internal Auditor/ Donor Compliance Officer;
• Ensure Donor Compliance reports are submitted to Dublin on time;
• Ensure organisational compliance to donor policies and guidelines.

Human Resources and Administration:
• Directly supervise the Human Resources and Administration Coordinator (HRAC);
• Agree with the HRAC monthly and longer term objectives for his/her department and review on a monthly basis their achievement based, in part, upon agreed performance indicators.
• Ensure, with HRAC, effective monthly reporting on key indicators both for information and with a view to effective strategic planning of resources;
• Support management to implement an effective annual performance review and review the process regularly.
• Ensure that HR planning, including training succession planning, is developed in coordination with annual programme planning;
• Provide HRAC with reasonable support and supervision as required to assist with the implementation of their work.

Logistics:
• Directly supervise the Logistics Coordinator (Log Co);
• Agree with the Log Co monthly and longer term objectives for his/her department and review on a monthly basis their achievement based, in part, upon agreed performance indicators.
• Ensure, with Log Co, effective monthly reporting on key indicators both for information and with a view to effective strategic planning of resources;
• Support the Log Co to lead and develop all members of their teams;
• Provide Log Co with reasonable support and supervision as required to assist with the implementation of their work and to ensure that targets are being achieved;
• Support Log Co to work with other functions and programmes to coordinate and link work across the country programme;
• Ensure there is a system in place for the technical support and supervision of the Field Logistics teams;
• Ensure, with Log Co, compliance of logistical operation with GOAL Logistical Manual and with Donor requirements;
• Guide, review, monitor and audit procurement transactions to ensure value of money and adequate specifications of items procured, as well as in areas such as code of conduct, ethics, fraud prevention and government procurement compliance;
• Liaise closely with the CD, FC and programme team to ensure that adequate resources are budgeted for when planning new programmes.

IT:
• Directly supervise the IT department;
• Agree with the IT team monthly and longer term objectives and review on a monthly basis their achievement based, in part, upon agreed performance indicators;
• Ensure that the IT planning reflects programme priorities;
• Ensure support and oversight by IT team for IT related issues including adherence to IT guidelines;
• Liaise with Dublin IT support in relation to IT maintenance and IT equipment management and formatting;
• Ensure that regular back ups and virus checks are carried out.

Policy, Procedures and Guidelines:
• Working with the CD and the Senior Management Team (SMT) identify areas requiring development and set out priorities and plans for meeting them;
• Implement plans and report to CD and SMT on progress;
• Be responsible for implementation of the Document Management System throughout GOAL;
• Support policy development and implementation in Logistics, HR, IT and Finance, working with the respective Coordinators;
• Support the ongoing development and implementation of Logistics, HR, IT and Finance systems to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of  the organisation;
• Liaise with Dublin on development of policies within head office and the field, sharing information in order to encourage the development of systems that are valuable for all parts of the organisation;
• Work with CD to plan and implement a process for Contingency Planning that identifies scenarios and develops response plans, suitable relationships with other stakeholders, and relationships with Dublin Ops.

Person Specification
Essential Requirements:

• Minimum 3 years senior management experience
• Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA)
• 2 + years of previous overseas management experience in an INGO
• Education to a degree level, or significant relevant experience that shows an ability to critically analyse and apply information in management and work situations at a similar level
• Strong demonstrable previous experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• An interest in capacity building/mentoring of teams
• An ability to travel
• Budgetary control and financial management skills


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


Deadline: 02/07/2013





Programs Intern Job at EngenderHealth in Uganda



Job Title: Programs Intern, Kampala, Uganda

    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

TITLE: Program Intern

PROGRAM: Uganda Fistula Care Project

    EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.

Responsibilities;

    Receive, collate and enter partograph data collected from all supported sites
    Compile and submit summarized data for each facility for analysis, interpretation and report writing
    Maintain appropriate project files, ensuring that filing system is developed for various components and activities.
    Participate in monitoring meetings with Village health teams (VHTs).
    Conduct interviews and focus groups with program participants (facility staff, VHTs, community members, counselors at Regional Referral Hospital).
    Manage program evaluation data, including generating analyses and summaries.
    Follow up on advocacy meeting planning processes (Rwenzururu and Bunyoro kingdoms)
    Support preparation for office meetings and documentation of staff and departmental meeting minutes
    Support training/workshop preparations, seminars and or related activities by making sure that materials, equipment and stationery are packed and delivered to venues.
    Support staff with the compilation of the reports to include photocopying, binding, and distribution to various stakeholders.
    Provide support to the Driver/Office Assistant in reviewing records and documents in the resource centre, weed inactive materials and dispose of obsolete records; manage the archives and promote preservation of the heritage of the organization.
    Assist the Driver/Office Assistant in management of stores of EngenderHealth including IEC, Stationery and groceries to promote proper stocktaking, ordering supplies and filing.
    Support program workshops/events and liaise with staff and finance department and ensure all the logistics support for venue, invitations, funds, transport and accommodation.
    Liaison with partners and districts for follow up reports as directed by technical staff.
    Support the program team in implementation of activities which may include communication to stakeholders and participants; arrange training /supervision materials; schedule/confirm meetings
    Support the Administration unit as required and stand in for the Project Assistant when absent
    Perform other tasks and assignments as and when required which are consistent to this position

Qualifications and skills

    A demonstrated commitment to positive social change as well as a personal and professional commitment to gender equity and positive health for all
    Progress toward a Masters or other advanced degree in a health-related field such as public health, demography, or development studies (courses in health communications, research, or HIV/RH a plus)
    Strong oral and written English communication skills
    Work experience, if any, would be an added advantage
    Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and data analysis
    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
    Leadership, networking, and team work experience
    Professional experience with gender issues in reproductive health and HIV prevention

A stipend will be provided to the successful candidate.

How To Apply:

Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit you details online . All internship applications must be accompanied by the following:

    A copy of your current CV with 3 references
    A one-page statement of 5 expectations/objectives you desire to achieve as a result of participating in the internship program and also the period for which you will be available for the internship program.

EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer

Deadline: 14/06/2013




Jobs at EngenderHealth in Uganda - Temporary Driver



Job Title: Temporary Driver, Uganda

TEMPORARY DRIVER

PROGRAM:

THE FISTULA CARE PROJECT / UGANDA

REPORTS TO:

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

    EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
    Fistula Care is an Associate Cooperative Agreement Award granted by USAID to EngenderHealth. The purpose of Fistula Care is to strengthen the capacity of hospitals to provide fistula repair, to enhance community and facility understanding and practices to prevent fistula, to gather, analyze, report and use data to strengthen the quality of fistula services, and to strengthen the supportive environment to institutionalize fistula prevention, repair and reintegration programs.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

To transport EngenderHealth personnel to various destinations using the project vehicle in a safe and courteous manner. The Driver is responsible for the safe operation of the assigned vehicle in the performance of various types of duties. The driver will also be required to execute other duties as assigned by program assistant.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    Support training/workshop preparations, seminars and or related activities by making sure that materials, equipment and stationery are packed and delivered to venues.
    Support staff with the compilation of the reports to include photocopying, binding, and distribution to various stakeholders.
    Support program data entry and documentation as and when required
    Ensure that parcels and letters from the post office are delivered to the office in a timely manner.
    Ensure availability of medical and non-medical consumables for all trainings and site visits with technical guidance from relevant staff.
    Submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports regarding vehicle maintenance as stipulated in the checklist, travel plans and trip reports to the Program Assistant.
    Ensure availability of medical and non-medical consumables for all trainings and site visits.
    Ensure appropriate use of the assigned vehicle accounting for each trip using the log book and developed travel plans. Accurately record all trips in the assigned logbook and relevant paper work
    Reconcile fuel analysis with the log book and submit to the Program Assistant
    Ensure safe operation of the assigned vehicle, including inspection of required fluids, lights, tire conditions and overall condition of the vehicle.
    Ensuring proper maintenance of the assigned vehicle at a dealer ( Toyota) as recommended by manufacturer and as need arises
    Ensure that maintenance records are kept properly and used to inform Program Assistant of any vehicle needs.
    May perform appropriate/ light preventive maintenance on the vehicle.
    Ensure that the assigned vehicle is clean at all times.
    Adhere to EH SOPs related to vehicle use.
    Report any problems identified in the vehicle and also ensuring all licenses and documents relating to the vehicle as renewed on time and as required.
    Support banking duties as and when required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION

    A minimum of advanced level Certificate of Education (A-level), additional training in defensive driving will be an added advantage.
    Possession of a clean valid Ugandan Driving License and a certificate of good conduct are a condition for employment.
    Five years driving experience in a similar or related position.
    Knowledge of proper, safe operation of vehicles especially 4X4 vehicles.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Excellent communication skills. Good command of English language and ability to work in multi-cultural settings.
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    Good personality and ability to handle multiple tasks.
    Extensive knowledge of the Uganda Road Codes and geography of Kampala and Uganda road network.
    Skills in identifying basic mechanical problems with the assigned vehicle.
    Ability to assess mechanical problems, perform light preventive maintenance and ensure proper maintenance of vehicles.
    Ability to operate the assigned vehicle in a safe, courteous manner.
    Ability to develop and maintain accurate records.
    Demonstrates a willingness to learn and widen his/her skills
    Willing to perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


How To Apply:

Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit you details online

EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer

Deadline: 20/06/2013



Individual Consultant Job Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda



Job Title: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR THE EBA IN THE MT ELGON ECOSYSTEM - (OPEN TO UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA

Additional Category    Environment and Energy
Type of Contract :    Individual Contract
Post Level :    National Consultant
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    08-Jul-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    40 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    40 Working Days

Background
The Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) Programme for Mountain Ecosystems in Uganda, Nepal and Peru aims tostrengthen the capacities of these three countries, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, to build ecosystem resilience for promoting ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) options and to reduce the vulnerability of communities, with particular emphasis on mountain ecosystems.

The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative, and is  implemented through a partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Climate change impacts are already affecting the functioning and integrity of several ecosystems and on Mount Elgon and are adding to the stress resulting from other anthropogenic interventions such as unsustainable land use practices. The project countries and targeted ecosystems have been identified as particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. A multitude of communities depend upon the services provided by these ecosystems.EBA is defined as the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. EBA uses the range of opportunities for the sustainable management, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems to provide services that enable people to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Specifically the project supports: (i) the development of methodologies and tools for mountain ecosystems; (ii) the application of the above tools and methodologies at the national level; (iii) the implementation of EBA pilots at the ecosystem level; and (iv) the formulation of national policies and building an economic case for EBA at the national level.
The project creates new opportunities for experimental learning between regions and among countries within the same region. Through parallel and cooperative development and application of methodologies and tools and the implementation of pilot projects, the project will shorten the learning curve of local and national institutions and fast-track the transfer of knowledge and experience in relation to building ecosystem resilience.

The four year (2011-2014) Ecosystem Based Adaptation to climate Change Adaptation (EBA) Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and Environment in partnership with UNDP, IUCN and UNEP. The different partners are responsible for certain components through the coordination by the Programme Management Unit (PMU) within the MWE, covering the implementation in the districts of Kapchorwa, Kween, Bulambuli and Sironko.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall Consultancy Need:

 This consultancy will produce a framework under which partners and stakeholders can continue communicating and understanding issues of EBA within the Mt. Elgon Ecosystem. The role of communication in the fight against the negative impacts of climate change, envisaged support to policies and building of a national case cannot be over emphasised under the EBA Programme. It not only helps presentation of legislation and regulations on the fight against climate change, but also introduction of EBA optionsand the environmental services in the ecosystem ; raising awareness of target groups on CC and the need to adapt; advocacy; and mobilisation of partners.

The project’s communication strategy and implementation plan for promoting ecosystem based adaptation (EBA) to climate change in the Mount Elgon region will contribute to the fulfilment of the following project components in Uganda:

    Development of methodologies and tools for EBA decision-making in mountain ecosystems;
    Application of methodologies and tools at ecosystem level;
    Implementation of EBA pilots at ecosystem level;
    Development of a business case for EBA at the National level.

The strategy will back up the various activities carried out as part of the fight against climate change and the adaptation of local populations in the Mt. Elgon Region and the mountainous areas as a whole. As such, the strategy will be expected to contribute directly to the attainment of the following objectives:

    Support in the development of a business case for EBA at the National Level;
    Support in the implementation of regulations/governing policies on the fight against climate change;
    Assisting the introduction of groundbreaking, technical, institutional, financial and other EBA options to contain global warming and its impacts;
    Awareness-raising and outreach activities;
    Advocacy activities directed at key development actors;
    Mobilisation of target groups;
    Support the documentation and sharing of EBA experiences and learning lessons.

Objectives of the study:

The Programme Management Unit is seeking to engage a Consultant to:

    Conduct a communication analysis of the Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mountainous Region of Uganda Programme (EBA); and
    Design a communication strategy for implementation from July 2013 to December 2015.

Consultancy Implementation Arrangements:

The contract will be performance-based, spanning a period of 3 months. Terms and conditions of service linked to the type of proposed contract will apply.

The consultant/consultants will be under the overall supervision and guidance of the EBA Programme Management Unit (PMU) and will report every two weeks. Coordination of the consultancy activities with the EBA partner/implementing organizations, and stakeholders in the Mount Elgon districts and national level, will be conducted with the EBA secretariat (PMU), to ensure appropriate communications about the project and easy access to stakeholders.
It is expected that this contract will require the consultants to closely work with the regional colleagues in Nairobi at UNEP for harmonisation with the EBA website and communication strategy.

UNEP and UNDPin co-ordination with the Uganda EBA National Programme Coordinator will provide technical guidance during the implementation of the consultancy activities. The consultancy technical reports will be submitted to the Uganda EBA National Programme Coordinator.

The contractor may be invited to present the results of the consultancy at selected workshops or meetings of the project. Costs for any such participation are not included in this tender or contract.

Detailed Consultancy Activities:

 It is recognised that for successful implementation the Programme requires a comprehensive and coherent communication strategy and implementation plan that will:

    Raise the public profile of the Programme nationally as per component 3 of the EBA Programme and with identified audiences;
    Ensure effective lobbying and advocacy with critical stakeholders, and;
    Support and further the effectiveness of the activities identified in the Annual Work Plans of the Implementing Partners.

The consultancy will produce:

    An analysis of the communication needs of the overall EBA programme and communication activities to be undertaken by the implementing partners;
    Goals and SMART targets of the proposed communication strategy with its implementation plan;
    A detailed analysis identifying the settings, channels, key messages, key stakeholders, and media for reaching the critical publics for the communication strategy;
    Resident capacities of institutions for communication and probable ones to implement the strategy
    A monitoring & evaluation instrument of the Strategy including guidance on control of the quality of communication efforts and products;
    A crisis communication management template or guideline for the strategy;
    Identify communication capacity building needs, if any, for project implementation staff and other stakeholders.

Consultancy Final Deliverables:

    Inception Report;
    Draft Communication strategy, including the following tasks: Development of Data Collection  Instrument; Testing of Data Collection Instrument: Correction of Data Collection Instrument; Collection of data in the field;Analysis of Data;
    Draft the Communication strategy;
    Facilitation in a communication learning and validation workshop;
    A detailed communication strategy with recommended outlets and media for reaching the public and audiences identified including a Gant chart timetabling the roll-out of the strategy,  detailing also the following;
    Proposals of the types of educational and informational materials suggested for use as part of the communication strategy;
    An implementation plan, including a detailed resource list and estimated budget and;
    An M & E instrument for measuring the achievement of the goals and targets of the strategy;
    A report of the lessons learnt in the process and recommendations on improving the methods;
    A communication and training and capacity building plan.

Consultancy Timetable:

First Week:

    Review of relevant EBA Project Documents. Clarification on the scope and requirements of the consultancy work with partners (PMU, UNDP & IUCN). Submission of Inception Report on methods and timetable, including addressing skills and data gaps.

Second week:

    Incorporation of comments from EBA secretariat and stakeholders as advice on the work plan for the task.Development of data collection Instrument.

Third to fifth week:

    Data collection in the field to determine the communication needs, capacities and analysis and report writing.

Sixth to Eight Week:

    A 3 day learning workshop to validate the strategy and train key staff in communication skills including how to implement the strategy, crisis communication management; and monitoring and evaluation of the communication strategy. Inclusion of remarks from stakeholders into report and submission of Final report. 

Competencies

Functional competencies:

    Excellent analytical skills;
    Demonstrated ability and excellent communication skills to facilitate and coordinate interviews and focus group discussions and to work in a team;
    Results driven, ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines; remains calm and in control under pressure;
    Excellent inter-personal and technical communication (oral, written and visual) skills;
    Strong knowledge/experience in results-based management and results-oriented approach to project implementation;
    Technical knowledge and understanding of environmental issues;
    Ability to act professionally and flexibility to engage with government officials, development partner representatives and local government..

Personal Competencies:

    Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
    Positive, constructive attitude to work;
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

    A Master’s Degree in Communication, Media/public relations/advertising/ communication analysis & planning or related field.

Experience:

Applicants shall be legally registered and shall demonstrate sufficient capacities to implement the required activity in a satisfactory manner. The successful applicants will have:

    At least 8 to10 years solid experience in developing communication strategies;
    Experience in the fields of environment, agriculture or climate change would be a distinct advantage;
    Proven research experience;
    Experience with working with various stakeholders in Uganda including civil society, government institutions, and international organizations; and experience carrying out similar assignments;
    Proven experience in report writing and drafting.

Language Requirements:

    English is required: high level language writing skills are essential.

 Payment Modalities:

Payment shall be by the lump sum modality in the following 3 installments. These shall be all inclusive and the contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components:

    Upon signature of contract by both parties and presentation of an approved inception report: 20%;
     Presentation of acceptable and approved Draft report, 2 months after signing the contract: 30%;
    Submission and acceptance of Final Report, 3 months after signing the contract: 50%.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

    Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
     Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation: Technical Criteria weight: 70%; Financial Criteria weight: 30%.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points.
Criteria, points:

    Education (Advanced degree or higher in Communications): 10;
     Language skills: 5;
    Knowledge of the communication strategy development: 10;
    Relevant experience in conducting similar assignments: 15;
    Relevance of experience in report writing and drafting: 10;
    Description of approach/methodology to assignment: 20.


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=38278

Closing Date ;01/07/2013





Jobs at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) in Uganda - Deputy Team Leader



Job Title: Deputy Team Leader- Digital Access to Finance, Kampala, Uganda

Objective of the programme:

DAI is preparing for an anticipated programme that will contribute towards sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of the rural poor through increased digital financial inclusion. Digital financial inclusion encompasses all forms of electronic payments, but given the landscape in Uganda, the focus is particularly on using mobile phones as a mechanism for financial transactions and services. Working with public and private stakeholders including BoU, MoF, local telecoms, banks, and MFIs, the programme will coordinate, concentrate, and amplify the efforts of organizations working in financial inclusion in Uganda.

The program will facilitate improvements in the digital financial service ecosystem; supporting the development of payments platforms and services that will lead to a wider range of financial services and delivery mechanisms benefitting poor households and micro, small and medium enterprises in Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a knowledgeable technical expert with experience in digital financial inclusion to:

    Identify opportunities for investments and improvements to catalyse digital access to finance products and services (i.e. product development, implementation strategy, policy expertise);
    Provide a nuanced understanding of Ugandan and regional digital payment ecosystem, including existing challenges and opportunities; and
    Build off of and contribute to regional expertise in digital financial access by identifying and coordinating local and regional technical assistance.

Requirements:

    At least 5 years of experience working in access to finance, at least three of which focus on digital access to finance or product development;
    Extensive experience working in Uganda or the region;
    Experience working on donor funded programmes;
    Significant networking and relationship management skills; and
    Familiarity with key approaches to monitoring and evaluating digital access to finance; and
    Fluency in English.

Length of the project: 2.5 - 3 years

Anticipated Project Start date: Third/Fourth Quarter 2013

Office location: Kampala, Uganda

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and CV to dai.johannesburg@dai.com

Deadline: 20/06/2013





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