Jobs at Concern World Wide in Uganda - Assistant Country Director Systems


 Job Title: Assistant Country Director Systems
Location:
Uganda
Contract Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Salary:
€37,763 to €42,876 with benefits

Job Details
The Assistant Country Director (ACD) Systems is responsible for the overall management of Concern Uganda's support functions, which comprise administration, HR, IT, procurement & logistics, transport and security management. The ACD-S leads on ensuring that appropriate structure, systems and personnel are in place for effective support to Concern's programmes in Uganda. The role includes coaching, mentoring and training of all support staff.The role also includes financial management of support costs and ensuring high levels of accountability and donor compliance. The ACD- Systems also fulfils the role of organizational security focal person.


How to Apply:
https://jobs.concern.net/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000001914

Closing Date; 26/06/2013


Individual Consultant Jobs Vacancy at UNDP in Uganda



Job Title: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A THREE-YEAR PEACE, JUSTICE AND GOVERNANCE DIRECTORATE PLAN AND FACILITATE A RETREAT OF THE COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS - (UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA


Additional Category    Democratic Governance
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 :    20 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :    20 Working Days
Background

Introduction:

The Inter-Religious Council  (IRCU) of Uganda was established and registered in November 2001 as a Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Its current members are the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Church of Uganda, Uganda Orthodox Church and the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union. However, other religious organizations, such as the Baha’i and independent Pentecostal and Evangelical churches, also participate in the implementation of its programmes. IRCU implements cross-cutting programs/projects in various sectors; for example, health, peace building and governance.

 IRCU Vision:

    A divinely peaceful, united, prosperous Uganda where all people enjoy full health and freedoms for the common good.

IRCU Mission:

    To promote peace, reconciliation, good governance, and holistic human development through interfaith action and collaboration, advocating for the empowerment of member bodies for the common good.

Background:

The Council of Presidents of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) will hold a retreat together with the Chairpersons of its Executive Board and Thematic Committees, Leadership Team, all the Archbishops of the Catholic Church and retired members of the Council of Presidents. The retreat will provide an important opportunity for the leadership of IRCU to reflect on its work in the last 10 years and position itself effectively to deal with challenges ahead of the 2016 General Elections. It will also allow the members to agree on a set of strategic priorities for action in the next three years.

The retreat comes against the background of a decade-old effort by the Council to deliver services to the people of Uganda and influence policies on governance, development and peace building in line with the Millennium Development Goals. The Council is currently providing HIV/AIDS services to thousands of persons affected by the pandemic. Similarly, it is undertaking interventions in governance and peace building at local, national and international levels (Great Lakes and Africa). A number of national and sub-regional dialogues have been held to allow religious leaders and other stakeholders in Uganda and the Great Lakes Region to reflect on their duties and responsibilities in light of present-day political, economic and social developments. These dialogues have produced excellent resolutions and commitments for peace and governance interventions.

It is, however, noted that despite great strides in organization and programmes, IRCU is yet to fully implement the resolutions of the various dialogues held since its founding in 2001. Besides, the Council has not had the opportunity to reflect on the overall impact of its work on the Ugandan society, including leadership and institutions. Further, the organization does not clearly know the extent to which it has implemented the numerous commitments made by religious leaders in the aforementioned fora.

In October 2011, IRCU initiated a process code-named “Envisioning the Uganda we want”. The initiative is intended to clarify the role of religious leaders in nation-building. It coincided with the national preparations for the celebration of 50 years of Uganda’s independence from colonial rule. An extensive regional consultation process culminated in a set of commitments, which was launched during a national conference held in Kampala from 2nd to 4th October 2012. The commitments were meant to refocus and reenergize religious leaders to act individually and together to confront the array of issues affecting the common man and woman in Uganda, including poverty, corruption and violence.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Scope of Assignment:

The main objective of the consultancy is twofold: develop a three-year plan for the Peace, Justice  and Governance Directorate and facilitate a reflective process involving key leadership of IRCU, leading to consensus on priorities for  the next three years and strategies for implementing the priorities.

Specific objectives:

IRCU is seeking to engage a national consultant who will work with an identified International consultant to:

    Developing a stocktaking report, involving review, together with the participants, of the performance of the Council since 2001;
    Developing the Directorate’s plan outlining the strategies and actions for the next three years;
    Facilitating a retreat of the top religious leadership of IRCU to build consensus on issues and strategies for action in the next three years.

 Main Tasks
The consultants will perform the following tasks:

Stocktaking (Phase I):

Analyze the strategies of IRCU and, on the basis of focus group discussions and bilateral conversations with key stakeholders, develop a stocktaking report outlining the key progress achieved on the commitments of religious leaders associated with the Directorate. An integral part of the stocktaking exercise is an assessment of the strategic positioning of the Directorate’s activities and IRCU in general to use the comparative advantages of the organization.

Consultants are expected to undertake the work using a participatory approach, involving the relevant stakeholders.

 Strategic Three Year Directorate Action Plan (Phase II):

Following the stocktaking analysis and the commitments achieved, delineate a clear and progressive strategic action plan for the Directorate. The action plan should provide way forward on the key actions of the Directorate and IRCU in general to strategically position itself in the current socio-political environment. Using a progressive approach, the plan should highlight the key short term, medium term and long term strategies for the Directorate and IRCU in general.

 Expected Deliverables:

National Consultant will take lead in delivering on deliverables i and ii, while the International Consultant will take lead in delivering on deliverable iii.

    Stocktaking Report;
    A three-year Directorate’s strategic action plan agreed on by the leadership of IRCU;
    Facilitated Retreat of Council of Presidents. 

It is expected that the national consultant also contributes to the facilitating of retreat along with the international consultant. It is also expected that the international consultant also contributes to the finalisation of deliverables 1 and 2: Stocktaking report and Three year Directorate’s strategic action plan. After the retreat, both the consultants will incorporate the comments from the retreat and submit final documents. IRCU will be making a press release and the consultants are expected to also contribute to the development of the press release, working in close conjunction with the Secretary General of the IRCU.

Competencies

Functional competencies:

    Excellent analytical skills;
    Demonstrated ability and excellent communication skills;
    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 religious institutions.

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:

    Have a minimum academic qualification of a Masters Degree, preferably in Social Sciences and Humanities,

Experience:

The Consultant is required to undertake the three phase assignment and should be:

    A reputable individual with proven program expertise in developing strategic action plans;
    Have at least 8 years of experience working with religious institutions and leadership;
    Proven experience in undertaking stocktaking exercises;
    Experience of undertaking programmes within the religious institutions context will be a definite asset;
    In-depth understanding of the political context of the country and experience in undertaking political and conflict sensitive analysis.

 Language Requirements:

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

Duration of Consultancy:

    Total number of days for national consultant is 20 workdays, from signing of contract.

Reporting arrangements:

Consultants are expected to work full time with the IRCU Secretary General and the technical team of IRCU on a day-to-day basis. In addition UNDP Country Director will provide overall leadership and guidance for the successful completion of the assignment. Detailed briefing on the implementation arrangements and work distribution between the national and international consultant will be made upon signing of contract by the IRCU Secretary General.

 Information Available:

    Concept paper;
    Resolutions of various Conferences;
    The set of commitments made in 2012;
    IRCU 2009-2013 Strategic Plan.

 Price Proposal and Schedule of payments:

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 submission of an approved inception report: 20%;
    Presentation of acceptable and approved Draft report: 30%;
    Submission and acceptance of Final Report: 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 (Masters Degree Social Sciences and/or Humanities): 10;
    Language skills: 5;
    Knowledge of working with religious institutions and leadership: 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=38333


Closing Date;02/07/2013





Jobs at UNDP in Uganda - Country Office Security Associate


Job Title: COUNTRY OFFICE SECURITY ASSOCIATE (COSA) UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY (RE- ADVERTISED)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA

Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    GS-6
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Aug-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)

Background

Under the immediate supervision of the CO Security Focal Point, the Country Office Security Associate (COSA) will provide assistance in the implementation of the security plan and all matters relating to safety and security operations and management. It is important to note that the COSA is a local associate who must always conduct his/her functions in close cooperation with UNDSS and under the direct supervision of and be accountable to the UNDP CO SFP. This is a generic job description; depending on the specific circumstances some functions might need to be emphasised and/or expanded or even be left out altogether if needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Provides assistance to the CO SFP in the implementation of the UNDP security plan, which will be based on the country security plan. This can include the updating of staff lists and the administration of the CO warden-plan;
    Assists in the maintenance and monitoring of the Minimum Operational Security  Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) compliance of UNDP staff, offices, projects, equipment and other areas;
    Identify the Emergency Communication Equipment needs and maintains proper distribution of those equipment to ensure MOSS, MORSS and BCP;
    Assists in the preparation of UNDP security reports, such as monthly security update for ST/CO, updated staff list, incident reports, weekly reports and any other report required by ST/CO;
    Provides general administrative assistance to the CO SFP:Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents and arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings on security issues of the CO;
    Information gathering and sharing, provides substantive support to the CO SFP in collecting and updating information with regards to security issues and communicating them to the SRSA or CO SFP and disseminate information affecting staff safety and security to all concerned in the CO and UNDP Projects;
    Provides assistance in the conduct and follow up of investigations and incidents affecting UNDP staffs and offices;
    Conducts, in close cooperation with UNDSS, UNDP Security Risk Assessments (SRA), evaluations and surveys and advise the CO SFP on physical and procedural security measures for UNDP offices, project staff, as well as the latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
    If so requested and in close cooperation with UNDSS, maintains close contact and liaise with host government agencies and other UN agencies to obtain latest information regarding the security situation in the country and update CO SFP and SRSA;
    In close cooperation with UNDSS, provides support in organizing and conducting trainings, briefings and courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness and giving orientation to newly assigned staff members;
    Represents UNDP at security meetings, as appropriate, in the absence of CO SFP;
    Perform UNDP SURGE duties in the sub-region under the direction of the RSA/SRSA as required;
    Perform UNDP SURGE duties in the sub-region under the direction of the RSA/SRSA as required;
    Provides substantive security-related input in the preparation, review and implementation of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) of the CO;
    Monitors movements of UNDP vehicles, staff, consultants, missions and visitors in the country, in cooperation with UN Radio Room/SIOC;
    Attends and conducts periodic check of HF/VHF radio, satellite phones and other communication equipment issued to UNDP staff, wardens and other key personnel;
    Supervises all CO safety and reception staff employed for the security of CO, develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all functions under his/her supervision;
    Prepares guard shifts, schedules and roster for the guard and ensures that all sites are adequately covered by guards;
    Undertakes frequent patrols and spot checks of all areas under his responsibility to ensure that all guards are working according to the established SOPs and are well uniformed;
    Ensures that guards are fully briefed and conduct their shift hand-over in accordance with established SOPs and that the site is not left unattended at any time;
    Ensures that access control of staff, visitors, vehicles and material/goods entering and leaving the installations is being maintained as per established SOPs;
    Plans and conducts office/building evacuation exercises, fire drills, first-aid and CPR campaigns in close coordination with UNDSS and other neighboring agencies, and ensures that these activities as adequately documented;
    Establishes and maintains good working relation, in close cooperation with UNDSS, with local law enforcing agencies, fire brigade, hospitals and other relevant authorities;
    Prepares draft budget for MOSS /TAR or any other security works and submits timely for approval;
    Handles all emergencies and crisis involving UNDP CO, on a 24/7 basis, in close collaboration with UNDSS, and immediately report such incidents to CO SFP and SRSA.

Competencies

Corporate Responsibility & teamwork:

    Serve and promote the mission and values of the organization;
    Plans, prioritize and deliver task on time;
    Participate effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
    Execute responsibilities accordingly maintaining a high sense of confidentiality;
    Understands that those provided service are clients and seeks to see things from a client perspective;
    The SFPA is normally working day-time. However, under exceptional circumstances such as during crises, the SFPA may be required to perform night-duty.

People Skills:

    Solid Analytical and problem solving skills;
    A high level of motivation, initiative, dedication, intuition and attention to details;
    Flexibility in the face of changing conditions and ability to manage tasks simultaneously;
    Computer literacy with proficiency in modern computer software especially word processing;
    Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions;
    Informed and transparent decision making;
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.

Innovation & Judgment:

    Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving operational issues/problems;
    Contribute creativity, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situations;
    Strive for quality client-centered services (internal/external);
    Keeping up-to-date with available security-related technology.

Communication:

    Demonstrate effective and strong inter-personal and communication skills.

Job Knowledge and Expertise:

    Excellent and current knowledge of physical and procedural security measures;
    Execute day to day tasks systematically and efficiently;
    Has excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.

Core Competencies:

    Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
    Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
    Self-development, initiative-taking;
    Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
    Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
    Creating synergies through self-control;
    Managing conflict;
    Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
    Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

    Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education;
    A university degree in Security Risk Management, Political Science or equivalent and applicable security and military training is desirable.

Experience:

    Relevant 6 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work;
    Experience in a UN/international related environment is a plus;
    Good relations and influence with national security organizations is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

    English proficiency both written and oral. Knowledge of other UN official languages (regional languages) is an advantage.

FC:11300,


How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=38173

Deadline: 28/06/2013




Jobs at Uganda Communications Commission - Specialist Information Systems Audit

Job Title: Specialist Information Systems Audit

Reports to:     Director Internal Audit

Job Role:    To review the adequacy and effectiveness of IT internal controls and continued development of internal hardware and software tools utilised throughout the Commission.

Key Result Areas:

1.    Plan and perform reviews of IT general and application controls. This includes supporting integrated audits and system development  and implementation reviews;
2.    Contribute to the audit planning process, and assist in the development of audit objectives and detailed test procedures that effectively address key controls and risks;
3.    Provide IT technical audit services and consulting relative to IT internal control practices for PC-Client, Web, and legacy applications in distributed networks and multi-platform environments (mainframe and server-based operating systems, database management, and data and telecommunications network technologies);
4.    Conduct special IT project audits as required, develop work papers that address the objectives of the audit program and support the conclusions reached during testing;
5.    Adhere to the IIA Standards and IAS Guidelines for Work Paper documentation;
6.    Assess business systems/processes to identify key control points and risks;
7.    Draft audit conclusions, discuss potential issues with clients, and prepare and deliver other summary communication documents as required, and;
8.    Contribute to the development of the assigned practice area by participating in risk assessment activities, creation of audit tools, establishing client relationships, and identifying and sharing relevant information.

Qualifications and knowledge

·    A Bachelor's degree in IT-related field or Business Computing  from a recognised university;
·    Certification in any of the following is a must: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).

Experience

·    Three (3) years of professional auditing or comparable experience within a large, complex organisation, two (2) of which should be in auditing IT Systems;
·    Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in applying the principles and practices of internal auditing in accounting, financial, and operational environments including auditing business functions and Information technology Systems and soft ware such as ACL, Teammate, etc;
·    Demonstrated knowledge of IT internal controls and security practices;
·    Demonstrated ability to understand and document business processes and related internal controls in narrative and/or flowchart formats;
·    Thorough knowledge of COSO, AICPA, COBIT, Sarbanes-Oxley, and SAS70 standards, laws, and regulations applicable to the assigned area of responsibility;
·    Demonstrated skills in the identification and resolution of business problems within a team setting; and
·    High integrity, confidentiality and ability to work well under pressure.






How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit applications indicating their telephone and e-mail addresses accompanied with the following documents:

1.    Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating two professional and one character referees. Members of Uganda Communications Commission shall not be accepted as referees.

2.    Copies of certificates, testimonials, cited in the CV.

Applications should be submitted NOT LATER THAN 5.00 pm on 21st June 2013 to Email hrvacancies@ucc.co.ug:

Only short listed applicants will be notified. Any form of canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

UCC is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.



Deadline: 21/06/2013





Accounts Assistant Job Vacancy at Masindi District Local Government in Uganda



Job Title: Senior Accounts Assistant
Masindi District Local Government is recruiting qualified  candidates  for the vacant position .
Qualifications
•    A minimum of  a diploma  in Accounting  or  Financial  Management  or Business  Studies /Administration from  recognized  awarding institution .
•    Or a pre-professional Accounting qualification (ATC or  CAT ) awarded from a  recognized  institution and  accredited by the institute of Public Accountants  of Uganda  (ICPAU)
Responsibilities
•    Providing  custody  for accounting  records and  documents
•    Professing deferred tax payments  and  returns  and keeping records thereof.
•    Posting financial  transactions ,cash  books, and subsidiary ledgers to general  ledger and updating  books of accounts
•    Preparing pay change  report forms  and  reconciling  payroll transaction reports
•    Entering  transactions into the commitment  control register
•     Providing  custody  of cash  and  imprest and effecting  payments
•    Preparing  draft  monthly reconciliation reports


How to apply
Applications  should  be submitted  in  triplicate  on public      service  form  No.3  (Revised  2008)  to the  Secretary  District  Service  Commission , P. O. Box  67,  Masindi 
The application  forms  are obtainable  from  Public  Service  Commission  Office, 2nd  floor  Farmers House , Parliament  Avenue , Kampala and  District  Service Commission offices .
Applicants  should attach  three sets  of certified  Photocopies of their  academic  certificates , slips  and other  relevant  documents  plus  3 recent  passport  size  photographs.  Original  documents  should  not be  sent  at this  stage .
The applications must bear the title of the post applied  for as well as the  reference  number  specified  against the  vacancy .
Applicants  already  in service  should  route  their  applications  through their  heads  of departments  who  must be  informed  of the  closing  date to avoid  delay.

Deadline:  19 / 07 / 2013



Accountant Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda

Job Title: Accountant

Number: 056/2013      Date: 06/10/2013

OPEN TO:    All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:                       Accountant; FP- 5; FSN-9
WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Accountant.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent serves as an accountant with responsibility of assisting in the administration of the internal accounting program for the CDC Uganda office.  The position is located in the Extramural Programs area of the Financial Unit.  The incumbent will oversee the financial reviews and provide technical assistance for budgetary and financial management of CDC cooperative agreements. Incumbent reports to Financial Specialist.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, commerce or accounting is required.
2. Work Experience required: Four years of progressively responsible experience in program accounting or auditing is required.
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4. Knowledge required:  Professional knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts, and practices of accounting is required. Thorough knowledge of US government financial regulations, including those established by HHS, is required.  Knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations and procedures associated with CDC organizational operations including PEPFAR funding and reporting requirements is required.
5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Advanced levels of analytical and computational ability to analyse, compile and present large amounts of information in a concise manner, as well as advanced numerical skills, are required. Advanced level of skill in utilizing various financial management software systems such as COPRS for PEPFAR reporting; IRIS and PMIS for CDC budget and property tracking; MIP Sage, QuickBooks and Microix for NGO accounting and procurement management, and COAST for Department of State accounting are required.  Keyboarding with speed and accuracy is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 23/06/2013






Jobs at Masindi District Local Government in Uganda - Natural Resources Officer


Job Title: District  Natural  Resources Officer
Masindi District Local Government is recruiting  qualified  candidates  for the vacant position .
Qualifications
•    An  Honors  Bachelor of  Science  Degree  in either  Forestry; Wetlands Management ; Environmental Studies ; Land Management  or any other  relevant  Science Degree plus a post-graduate qualification  in management  studies from a recognized  institution.
Responsibilities
•    Enforcing  the  implementation  of National Policies, Rules , Regulations and Council  byelaws on  sustainable exploration of natural  resources ;
•    Managing the  provision  of extension services on natural  resources ;
•    Appraising  work plans  and  technical proposals in regard to environment impact assessment ;
•    Preparing and  submitting  work plans  and budgets for the  Natural  Resources  subsector ;
•    Tendering technical    advice to the  District  Council and other stakeholders.


How to apply
Applications  should  be submitted  in  triplicate  on public      service  form  No.3  (Revised  2008)  to the  Secretary  District  Service  Commission , P. O. Box  67,  Masindi 
The application  forms  are obtainable  from  Public  Service  Commission  Office, 2nd  floor  Farmers House , Parliament  Avenue , Kampala and  District  Service Commission offices .
Applicants  should attach  three sets  of certified  Photocopies of their  academic  certificates , slips  and other  relevant  documents  plus  3 recent  passport  size  photographs.  Original  documents  should  not be  sent  at this  stage .
The applications must bear the title of the post applied  for as well as the  reference  number  specified  against the  vacancy .
Applicants  already  in service  should  route  their  applications  through their  heads  of departments  who  must be  informed  of the  closing  date to avoid  delay.


Deadline:  19 / 07 / 2013



Epidemiologist Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda


Job Title:  Epidemiologist

Number: 058/2013      Date: 06/19/2013

OPEN TO:             All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:            Epidemiologist; FP- 4; FSN-11

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Epidemiologist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent, under the supervision of the respective Team Lead in the Strategic Information Branch, CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) Uganda, provides support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributing technical advice and guidance in the planning, implementation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS epidemiologic studies, operational research and targeted evaluation projects in Uganda.  The incumbent serves as CDC technical and scientific advisor to the Ugandan Government, providing leadership, technical guidance and scientific quality enhancement for CDC-supported HIV/AIDS epidemiologic, surveillance and related research operational studies in Uganda.  Assists in developing research study protocols, provides guidance in implementation of studies, monitors progress of research projects and provides oversight and technical assistance in analyzing study results.  Serves as a primary contributor to the planning, development, and review of operational research components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Uganda. The incumbent ensures collaboration among PEPFAR Uganda partners involved in HIV/AIDS operational research projects and activities and takes the lead in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in support of research components of PEPFAR sponsored programs in Uganda.  Identifies training needs, coordinates training and conducts formal training sessions for partners involved in operational research studies.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a university degree in epidemiology, public health, medicine, behavioral or social science, statistics or health science is required.
2. Work Experience required: Five years of progressively responsible work experience in epidemiology and/or public health programs, including a minimum of 3 years experience in HIV/AIDS which includes analysis of epidemiologic data and/or research studies.  Past experience will demonstrate the incumbent’s ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  The incumbent serves as a recognized regional expert on the epidemiology of HIV infection with a comprehensive knowledge of the methods, principles and techniques used in developing, implementing and analyzing results of epidemiological studies and projects.  The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of the structure and functions of CDC GAP Uganda, including detailed knowledge of CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and intra-agency procedures for coordination with CDC Atlanta and the American Mission in Uganda.  The job holder must have a detailed and broad knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a working knowledge of the structure and operations of the MOH, the environment for health care delivery at the national, and district level in Uganda.
5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Skill in providing technical expertise and guidance in the development, implementation and evaluation of epidemiological studies and projects and the analysis of epidemiologic data and data collected from program results and operational studies.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners.  The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings.  As a representative for CDC GAP Uganda, the incumbent will also be expected to exercise considerable innovation during his/her attempts to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for conducting epidemiological projects and studies.  Incumbent must have computer skills and the ability to use office software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, and basic statistical software packages.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5

Closing Date; 02/07/2013





Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Public Health Administrative Management Specialist



Job Title:   Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Supply Chain; FP-5;

Number: 021/2013      Date: 06/18/2013

OPEN TO:            All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:           Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Supply Chain; FP-5; FSN-10

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Administrative Management Specialist – Supply Chain Management.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the general supervision of the Heath Strengthening Systems Team Lead, incumbent is one of two supply chain management specialists, and directs the implementation of the supply chain management (SCM) process which includes the planning of procurement, inventory control, logistics and distribution to ensure that every step of the process is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and interruption of stock in the health sector as it relates to CDC Uganda programs.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, accounting, finance, nursing, medicine, pharmacy or health services administration is required.
2.  Work Experience required:  Four years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical services or logistics management is required.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Must possess a detailed Knowledge of health and HIV/AIDS service delivery in the public and private sector in Uganda, or sub-Saharan Africa.  Must have demonstrated  knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS care issues; Ministry of Health Logistics and Health Sector Supply Chain Systems-knowledge of  the National drug supply and distribution program and guidelines; policies and regulations pertaining to pharmaceutical agents as well as principles of supply chain management.  Must have detailed knowledge of logistics support, supply chain requirements planning, risk management, customer relationship management, supplier relationship management.  The job holder must also have a detailed knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of host government laws and regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements.  Detailed Knowledge of health and HIV/AIDS service delivery in the public and private sector in Uganda, or sub-Saharan Africa.  A general knowledge of routine health information systems in developing countries, including knowledge of HIV administrative systems is required.  
5.     Skills and Abilities required:  Good oral communications skills are required to define performance metrics and ensure clarity for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality. The ability to maintain contact at all levels of the host government and with stakeholders in the non-government arena is required in order to explain supply chain program policies, objectives and procedures and to assist partners in reporting requirements.  Ability to document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows. Maintain effective working and management-level contacts within HIV/AIDS service delivery activities of the government and NGOs; ability to work effectively with team and interagency environments, ability to work in a decentralized system.  Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/ cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation.  Leadership skills are required to work with program managers and staff of implementing partners to direct and coordinate various elements of logistics, budgeting for procurement and accounting operations is required.
SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Closing Date; 02/07/2013







Public Health Specialist Job at US Embassy in Uganda

 
Job Title: Public Health Specialist-Maternal Child Health/PMTCT Team Lead

Number: 036/2013   

OPEN TO:    All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:    Public Health Specialist-Maternal Child Health/PMTCT Team Lead; FP- 3; FSN-12

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Specialist- Maternal Child Health/PMTCT Team Lead.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Maternal Child Health/PMTCT Team Lead Public Health Specialist works under the direction of the Health Services Branch Chief serving as the sole public health technical expert and agency point of contact for all activities and programmatic aspects of MCH within the CDC-Uganda office and the region. The primary responsibility of the position is to provide technical assistance and training support for maternal health components for the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and to oversee the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) program.
Position is responsible for the day-to-day program and administrative management, design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the MCH and PMTCT prevention program activities and studies, including coordination and collaboration with other USG agencies that implement or support PEPFAR programs in Uganda. Job holder serves as a MCH and PMTCT program public health specialist advisor to Uganda Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as contractors and implementing partners of MCH prevention program activities and studies. Job holder will be required to coordinate funding, reporting, and administration with the extramural team to ensure projects are conducted according to guidelines, and USG funds are appropriately utilized.
This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, which include the Ministry of Health (MOH), other governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Job holder represents CDC/Uganda on MCH and PMTCT issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.    
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery and a master’s degree in public health is required.


2. Work Experience required: Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating MCH Prevention or other public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. One additional year of managerial responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required. 
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Comprehensive knowledge of current MCH/PMTCT issues, prevention activities, community engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment, particularly in antenatal settings, is required.  An in-depth knowledge of the range of MCH& PMTCT programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required.  In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of prevention programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required.  Must be conversant with survey design and questionnaire development and with data management programs, such as Epi Info, SPSS, SAS, etc.  Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with national and international health partners are required.  Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of collaborating partners. The incumbent must have sound judgment and excellent analytical skills to independently resolve problems, overcome barriers to program implementation, and make appropriate decisions and recommendations related to program policy and implementation. Intermediate user level of word processing spreadsheets and databases is required.  Numerical skills for data analysis are required. Keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy are required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

4.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline:02/07/2013



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