Country Technical Coordinator Job Vacancy at Malaria Consortium in Uganda



Job Title: Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium Uganda

Vacancy number:
Department:       Technical
Reports To:         Uganda Country Director
Direct Reports:  Project Managers, Cross Cutting Specialists (Communications, Advocacy, M&E and Diagnostics)


Background:
Malaria Consortium is a leading UK-based non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health. We are a specialist technical organisation, whose teams of global experts have an excellent track record of working with ministries of health, malaria control programmes, educational institutions and international and local organisations around the world.  Our approaches are informed by a rigorous attention to monitoring, evaluation and operational research, which enables us to generate evidence to inform global health policy and investments.
Malaria Consortium has had a programme in Uganda since 2003.  Today it enjoys a robust portfolio of projects which encompasses operational research, innovative approaches to controlling malaria and implementation at scale.   It works closely with the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Programme and a variety of national and international partners.  Its FY2013 budget was $8m, which is expected to double in the coming year.  It has four offices in Uganda and employs over 70 staff.  


Job Purpose:
The Uganda Country Technical Coordinator will lead in providing technical support to all Uganda-based projects and provide line management to projects our portfolio focusing on operational research and malaria control as well as cross cutting technical specialist functions, including communications, advocacy, M&E and diagnostics.  The incumbent will support the Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Programme.   The Technical Coordinator will work closely with the Programme Coordinator and the Country Director in determining the strategic direction of the programme, and play an active role in new business development. 


Key Accountabilities:

1.    Lead the technical department and provide intense, on-going support, supervision and technical guidance for project managers leading the:
a.    Investment for the Future - Mbale
b.    Developing a Net Use Culture - Tororo
c.    ICCM Central
d.    ICCM-PPA (mid-western region)
e.    Pioneer Project
f.    DEfEAT Project
g.    PPA  & Bayer Projects
h.    INSCALE
i.    Pneumonia Diagnostics
2.    Supervise managers/officers of cross cutting services, including Communications, Advocacy, M&E and Diagnostics,  helping them develop strategies for supporting Malaria Consortium projects and wider initiatives 
3.    Conduct technical support visits to project sites to ensure that projects are based on sound evidence,  are well managed, are implemented  at scale and provide good value for money
4.    Promote the sustainability of Malaria Consortium’s work and ensure that project successes are documented and disseminated, including writing articles for academic journals and participating in technical conferences 
5.    Ensure effective and technically appropriate project planning, strategy development and implementation against agreed work plans 
6.    Collaborate closely with the Uganda Programme Coordinator to ensure effective and efficient coordination between projects, including the promotion of cross project learning and the maximisation of synergies
7.    Support the Country Director and the Technical Coordinator in identifying new business development opportunities which will include identifying areas of interest, responding to relevant opportunities, and developing concept notes and proposals 
8.    Review and assure the quality of donor reports, major project deliverables and monthly BVAs for projects in the technical portfolio
9.    Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Programme and other partners in developing policy and strategy around malaria and child health
10.    Ensure technical representation of Malaria Consortium in Uganda, regionally, and internationally as required




PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications (essential):

•    A Masters degree in Public/International Health, Epidemiology or Communicable Disease Control.  Medical doctors are also encouraged to apply.

Experience (essential):
•    Significant experience managing public health programmes with a particular focus on malaria or other communicable diseases in developing countries, including experience in a management position 
•    Experience working with global health donors such as USAID, DFID, The  Global Fund, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
•    Excellent knowledge and demonstrable experience of health systems strengthening 
•    Demonstrable experience and capacity in designing and implementing comprehensive and effective M&E strategies, surveys, data analysis and interpretation, documentation and dissemination
•    Demonstrable experience in the design, conduct, analysis and write up of a range of operational research studies, with knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
•    Experience providing technical support to the Ministries of Health and other partners on  policy and guidelines review or development, and programme reviews
•    Track record in successful business development with a range of donors 
•    An orientation towards enquiry and learning
•    Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
•    Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
•    Close attention to detail
•    Fluency in English

Qualifications (desired):
•    Experience working specifically in the field of malaria and/or childhood illnesses
•    Experience working with health systems in Uganda or other African countries
•    A track record of publishing in academic journals 


OTHER KEY INFORMATION

•    The position is based in the Kampala office in Uganda
•    Travel will be required in- country up to 30 % of time
•    Terms of contract - open


How to Apply:
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CV and a cover letter by June 28, 2013 to HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org   While this is a global position, highly qualified Ugandans are strongly encouraged  to apply.





Jobs at Malaria Consortium in Uganda - Country Programme Coordinator


Job Title:   Country Programme Coordinator, Malaria Consortium Uganda
Department: Technical
Reports To:  Uganda Country Director
Direct Reports: Three Project Managers



BACKGROUND

Malaria Consortium is a leading UK-based non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health. We are a specialist technical organisation, whose teams of global experts have an excellent track record of working with ministries of health, malaria control programmes, educational institutions and international and local organisations around the world.  Our approaches are informed by a rigorous attention to monitoring, evaluation and operational research, which enables us to generate evidence to inform global health policy and investments.
Malaria Consortium has had a programme in Uganda since 2003.  Today it enjoys a robust portfolio of projects which encompasses operational research, innovative approaches to controlling malaria and implementation at scale.   It works closely with the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Programme and a variety of national and international partners.  Its FY2013 budget was $8m, which is expected to double in the coming year.  It has four offices in Uganda and employs over 70 staff.  


JOB PURPOSE

 Due to the significant expansion in the portfolio, this programme coordinator position is being created to ensure the quality implementation at scale of project focused on creating a private sector for malaria diagnosis, improving malaria prevention and treatment, and assisting the government of Uganda in achieving its goal of universal coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets, all of which have a strong implementation focus.   The programme coordinator will work closely with the technical coordinator and the country director in determining the strategic direction of the programme, and play an active role in new business development. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1.    Provide intense, on-going support and supervision for project managers leading the DEfEAT Malaria private sector diagnostic project, the Stop Malaria Project and the Universal Net Distribution Project
2.    Carry out regular technical support visits to ensure that projects are based on sound evidence,  are well managed, are implemented  at scale and provide good value for money
3.    Promote the sustainability of Malaria Consortium’s work and ensure that project successes are documented and disseminated 
4.    Ensure effective and technically appropriate project planning, strategy development and implementation against agreed work plans 
5.    Identify and meet the technical assistance and programme management needs of subordinates
6.    Collaborate closely with the Uganda Technical Coordinator to ensure effective and efficient coordination between projects, including the promotion of cross project learning and the maximization of synergies
7.    Ensure that regular project risk assessments conducted and that mitigating actions are taken where necessary 
8.    Support the Country Director in identifying new business development opportunities which will include identifying areas of interest, responding to relevant opportunities, and developing concept notes and proposals 
9.    Provide strategic planning support to the Country Director with a particular focus on ensuring the relevance of Malaria Consortium’s role in Uganda  
10.    Review and assure the quality of donor reports, major project deliverables and monthly BVAs
11.    Represent Malaria Consortium in Uganda, regionally and internationally as required
12.    Deputise in the absence of the Country Director


PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications (essential):
•    A post graduate degree in public Health or a related discipline

Experience (essential):
•    Significant experience managing public health programmes in developing countries, including experience in a management position 
•    Experience working with global health donors such as USAID, DFID, The  Global Fund, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
•    Excellent knowledge and demonstrable experience of health systems strengthening 
•    Track record in successful business development with a range of donors 
•    An orientation towards enquiry and learning
•    Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
•    Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
•    Close attention to detail
•    Fluency in English

Qualifications (desired):
•    Experience working in the field of malaria and/or childhood illnesses
•    Experience working with health systems in Uganda or other African countries
•    Demonstrable experience and capacity in the design and implementation of comprehensive and effective monitoring and evaluation plans 
•    Experience in the design, conduct, analysis and write up of  operational research, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies 



OTHER KEY INFORMATION

•    The position is based in the Kampala office in Uganda
•    Travel will be required in- country up to 30 % of time
•    An initial 15 month contract will be offered with the possibility of extension, funding permitting



How to Apply:
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CV and  a cover letter by June 28, 2013 to HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org






Jobs at UNOPS in Uganda - Data Management Lead



Job Title: Data Management Lead

Vacancy code VA/2013/B5004/2595
Position title Data Management Lead
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPSO, Development Group
Duty station Entebbe, Uganda
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration One Year


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Background Information - UNOPS

“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.”
-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

UNOPS  mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.

UNOPS provides services in sustainable infrastructure, sustainable procurement and sustainable project management, with projects ranging from building schools, roads, bridges and hospitals to procuring goods and services and training local personnel.

By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel annually and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of regional and country offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Development Group Cluster

The UNOPS Development Group Cluster is based in the North America Office and supports a diverse and complex portfolio including partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (the Bureau for Development Policy, the Human Development Report Office, and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation), the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the United Nations Secretariat and a broadening community of primarily New York-based UN partners in the delivery of project management, implementation and administration services.
Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Department of Field Support,Information and Communications Technology Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).

DFS has implemented a range of systems to address theprincipal requirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhancethe processes DFS undertakes.  TheInformation Systems Section delivers applications that satisfy the quantitativeand qualitative requirements of peacekeeping missions, missions administered bythe Department and United Nations operations worldwide. DFS wishes to establisha functional sub-group to provide technical coordination and projectmanagement.

UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this activity.
Functional Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Demonstrate leadership in developing and leading a results oriented data team to increase operational effectiveness.
    Translate business needs into end user applications and develop, test & implement program logic.
    Design and lead the Data integration (ETL/ELT) solutions.
    Interface with DPKO/DFS clients and technical stakeholders locally and internationally to develop and communicate project deliverables. .
    Analyze complex problems and offer solutions to the business critical endeavors and manage competing priorities and provide a balanced approach to solving them.
    Respond to critical issues in a timely and decisive manner and operate independently with little to no direction.
    Maintain data security and performance standards and provide awareness to team and clients.
    Provide leadership to ensure data product delivery meet load, scalability, ease of support and maintenance needs.
    Lead and mentor staff members and consultants and provide guidance and advice as needed.
    Establish,maintain, and achieve data team goals that are aligned with organizational objectives.
    Work with other data and technical teams and provide sound advice on data integration, warehouse, MDM and management as and when required.
    Assist Information Systems Coordinator in ESB as required.
    Perform other data management and admin related work as required.

Competencies

Professionalism– Demonstrates professional competence and master of the subject matter.Strong data management and integration experience and extensive experience in managing teams in the same area. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems.Demonstrated skill in designing and implementing applications within relational database systems’ environments. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of systems-related technical and management issues.

Communication -Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear concise style.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Client Orientation– Ability to identify and analyze clients’ needs and propose appropriate solution to meet business requirements
Planning and Organizing –Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Social Sciences or related field. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience in information systems may be accepted in lieu of an advance university degree.

Work Experience:

    Minimum of 5 years of managing, designing,developing data mart, warehouse and data management related projects and activities.
    Extensive experience in ETL, T-SQL, Stored Procedure, relational and dimensional models.
    Familiarity with OLAP Cube design and operation.
    Strong experience with SQL Server and other relational database and basic understanding and data scrambling.
    Experience in dealing with multiple projects and stakeholders with competing requirements in a complex environment.
    Excellent understanding of MDM concepts, MSOffice, MS Visio and XML and moderate understanding of .Net and C#.
    Strong release, change and configuration management experience.
    Experience in managing diverse teams and dealing with clients in multiple locations.
    Excellent diagnostic, debugging and problem solving skills.
    Good people and stakeholders management skills.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: FTA
Contract level:  P3
Contract duration:  One Year



How to Apply:
https://gprs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=2595


Deadline: 16/07/2013





Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer Job at Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program in Uganda


Job Title: Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (ME&L)

POSITION: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (ME&L) LOCATION:  Kampala, Uganda

MCHIP is USAID’s global maternal, neonatal and child health integrated technical support program. In Uganda, USAID has requested assistance from MCHIP to strengthen the country’s routine immunization system by providing technical assistance to the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) at central level and in select districts. MCHIP/Uganda’s emphasis is on operationalizing the country’s national routine immunization strategy, Reaching Every Child (REC), by introducing strengthening elements of Quality Improvement (Ql).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ME&L officer will lead MCHIP/Uganda in use- of-data capacity building and mentoring efforts at different levels of the health system, as well as managing internal monitoring/evaluation and learning needs—which include capturing systematic documentation of activities and progress.

General tasks include:

    Using creative low cost methodologies and existing structures such as review meetings and supportive supervision, build capacity of and mentor district/facility coaches and Ql team members (including HMIS officers/ biostatisticians) in data collection, analysis, and use for decision-making (including EPI monitoring charts, plan-do-study-act run charts, median calculations, trend/shift identification, designing/testing/documenting a continuous data quality self-assessment “lite” approach)
    Lead in revising and updating the project’s internal M&E plan
    Oversee project documentation, both quantitative and qualitative, including the development, by sections, of a QI-REC “How to” guide.

Requirement:

    At least five years of experience in primary health care and the Ugandan health system, preferably with immunization-related experience.
    Strong facilitation skills, including experience in leading capacity building efforts; proven experience in coaching/mentoring and use of adult learning techniques to build capacity of health workers.
    Experience and strong knowledge in M&E activities and data management skills including DOS.
    Proven advanced writing and computer skills for documenting project activities.
    Familiarity with quality improvement an asset.
    English fluency in reading, writing, speaking.

Experience: 5


How to apply:

This position is based in Kampala with approximately 60% travel to districts.

Contact information Applications should be:

Addressed to the Country Director, USAID MCHIP Project Plot 95/97, Martyrs Way, Minister’s Village, Ntinda, P.O Box 4978 Kampala, Uganda or submitted by email to sikasilon@mchip-uganda.net Paper required: Personal statement/application letter, detailed CV (including phone contact and at least 3 references), and copy of relevant academic qualifications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



Closing Date; 05/07/2013





Research Associates Jobs at East African Development Bank in Uganda


Job Title: East African Development Bank (EADB) - Research Associates


The East African Development Bank and the Climate Change Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have in partnership established a Regional Collaboration Centre (“RCC”) for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Kampala, Uganda. The RCC Kampala will support 25 countries located in the Eastern, Southern and Northern African regions. It is one of the five RCCs established globally with the aim of helping countries currently under represented in the CDM to increase their attractiveness and potential for the CDM, by helping to build their capacity for CDM project development and reduce the risk for investors. To achieve this aim, the RCC has the following core activities:

    To provide direct support to the development of CDM Project Activities and Programme of Activities (POAs), both potential projects and those that are undergoing processing at different stages of the CDM project cycle; and
    To identify opportunities for the development of standardized baselines and provide direct support to relevant institutions in the submission of proposals, including projects that could benefit from such standardized baselines

The EADB is seeking the services of Research Associates to support the work of the RCC core staff and Steering Committee.)
Requirement:



How to apply:

If your career aspirations match this challenging and exciting role, please e-mail your application, by 8th July 2013 to The Human Resource Manager on the following email address: recruitment@eadb.org . Please attach your comprehensive Curriculum Vitae including an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position and names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent online by email.

    Applicants must be nationals of the EADB Member States.
    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
    Applicants that do not receive a response by 31st July 2013 should consider themselves unsuccessful.


Deadline: 08/07/2013




Jobs at Stop Malaria Project in Uganda - Finance and Administrative Assistant



Job Title: Finance and Administrative Assistant

Stop Malaria Project (SMP) - FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

   

Background

The Stop Malaria Project (SMP) is a five-year USAID funded initiative awarded in September 2008. The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners led by the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP). Other Partners include Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) and Infectious Diseases Institute Limited (IDI). SMP is recruiting for a Finance and Administrative Assistant.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.

The Finance & Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing financial and administrative support for the Stop Malaria Project Office in Kampala while adhering to JHU/CCP’s finance regulations and administrative policies. She/he will report to the Finance Manager. Key Responsibilities Finance Responsibilities:

    Accurately enter financial transaction data into QuickBooks and update regularly with current balances.
    Assist with end-of-month reconciliation and reporting processes and review coding.
    Travel to zonal offices to provide financial and administrative support either independently or with other project staff located in Hoima, Soroti and any other zonal office which may be established during the life the of the project. Overnight travel may be required.
    Maintains Petty Cash & Bank Cash Registers and ensure reconciliations are done in a timely manner.
    Ensure entries posted in Cash and Bank Cash Registers have appropriate budget codes.
    Transmit Weekly Bank Transactions and Petty Cash Summaries to the Finance Officer II.
    Ensures sufficient pipeline of Bank Funds and Petty Cash is available.
    Prepare transaction voucher forms for approval and disbursement.
    Issue payment to vendors/suppliers after verification for appropriate approval has been followed up in a timely manner.
    Prepare checks for approval and disbursement as per SMP’s finance policies and procedures.
    Maintain the filing system in place for easy accessibility of documents.
    Assist with other activities as directed by his/her supervisor.

Administrative Responsibilities:

    Assist with travel arrangements for staff in accordance with SMP’s travel policies and procedures.
    Provide support to all SMP offices to ensure that established filing systems, finance and administrative controls are maintained.
    Assist as needed during preparation for workshops, trainings and meetings.
    Assist with other activities as directed by his/her supervisor.

Requirement:

    Strong computerized accounting and financial skills;
    Strong computer skills including Windows and Microsoft Office applications;
    Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, to work under pressure and to observe and work under strict deadlines;
    Strong analytical and result-oriented skills.
    High standards of integrity;
    Ability to work well with others;
    Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
    Excellent communication skills
    Excellent with math and comprehension/verbal skills, coordination and planning;
    Honest and able to manage and account for funds accurately;
    Previous experience working on a US government funded project a plus.
    Bachelor's degree in business administration, Accounting, Finance or related field required;
    A minimum of one year working experience in Finance and Administration, NGO sector experience a plus;
    Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Experience: 1


How to apply:

Please deliver copies of your CV, academic transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programmes, Plot 15 Binayomba Avenue, Bugolobi (same street as Royal suites and Ambrossoli International School) Attn: HR Manager. Please write on the envelope what position you are applying for. The deadline for receiving applications will be 5:00pm, Monday July 1st 2013.


Deadline: 01/07/2013





Jobs at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda - Stores Manager



Job Title: Stores Manager
Reporting to: Program Administrator
Job Purpose:
oversee all operations of Stores to ensure that RHSP stock is efficiently and effectively received, stored and delivered to end users.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
• Overseeing all operations of stores of RHSP.
• Budgeting for stores and Preparing quarterly and annual Section reports
• Establishing and implementing procedures and guidelines on storage, stock control, distribution and logistics management in accordance with departmental plans
• Initiate, formulate and implement systems, procedures and guidelines on storage and stock control management to achieve RHSP departmental goals and objectives
• Planning and determining overall storage capacity requirements and optimum locations for both RHSP stocks and third party procurements in advance, to avoid space constraints
• Categorizing products into unique product classifications in the Store.
• Management of Information Systems, to ensure easy product tracking and reporting.
• Co-coordinating and supervising the receipt of supplies in the stores including allocation of space, equipment and manpower in line with set RHSP receiving procedures
• Planning and managing stock placement locations for received products to ensure quick order processing, and controlling and operating a computerized store management system inventories through automated system tracking of codes, movements, transfers and disposals/Navision.
• Planning for and organizing periodic cycle counts and stocking exercises to provide accountability for stock holding
• Scheduling the utilization, maintenance, repair and replacement of store equipment including their security and safeguard
• Coordinating and supervising order processing in the stores, including planning and allocation of work schedules in accordance with the stores management manual
• Generating, analyzing and reporting on stock positions and consumption patterns for the entire RHSP product range and third party products
• Supervising the safety and hygiene in storage and handling of stocks in line with International storage standards
• Supervising staff and participating in their recruitment, training, appraisal and development and dealing with disciplinary issues, so as to maximize their productivity

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Degree in Logistics and Supply Management or other similar field (desirable). At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in Stores Management . Excellent writing,
computer and organizational skills; Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused
on long-term deadlines and strategy highly desirable; Ability to assess problems and develop solutions; Excellent interpersonal communication skills and excellent organization skills;
Age Limit. 25-44 years.

How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013






Procurement Manager Job Vacancy at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda





Job Title: Procurement Manager

Reporting to: Program Administrator
Age limit: 25-44 years
Type of job: 2 year contract (renewable on satisfactory performance)
Duty station: Kalisizo fi eld station with occasion travel and work at the Entebbe station
Job Purpose:
The person holding this position is responsible for developing, managing, supporting and providing leadership to the procurement function of RHSP with the provisions of RHSP Procurement guidelines. Position holder will also provide technical assistance to Heads of Department and any duly appointed procurement committee(s) on procurement and disposal matters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• To manage the procurement and disposal section of RHSP
• To ensure value for money and timely procurement of goods, services. & works to meet internal customer
requirements within the agreed time frames.
• To ensure compliance with PPDA and international procurement regulations.
• To ensure the RHSP annual consolidated procurement and disposal plans are prepared and implemented in line with RHSP plans and budgets.
• Ensure effective communication with user departments and provide feedback to them on the status of their procurement requisitions.
• Ensure that the periodic statutory and administrative reports on all procurements are prepared, compiled and dispatched.
• Professional guidance on procurement and disposal and capacity building of key stakeholders in the procurement cycle.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management or its equivalent. A Masters Degree in the same field is an added advantage. Minimum of 4 years work experience at senior management level in a fairly large organization, preferably donor funded with practical experience in using/implementing PPDA laws and regulations and international procurement. Membership of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is an added advantage). Good communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in various MS office packages and working knowledge of English and local language(s) are crucial.
Hard working, trust-worthy, and holding the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality. Possess advanced contracts formulation, evaluation and negotiation skills. Must be flexible, reliable, able to work under pressure. Ability to use Software packages like Navision. Possess strong leadership skills, be able to motivate and infl uence others. Be able to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be able to work in a changing environment.


How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013





Jobs at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda - Procurement Officer


Job Title: Procurement Officer
Reporting to: Procurement Manager
Job Purpose:
The Procurement Officer will provide Procurement support services in all RHSP procurement functions in accordance with RHSP procurement guidelines and procedures
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
• Check and prepare specifications, terms of reference & statement of requirements in liaison with user departments
• Preparing and issuing Request for quotations or Request for Proposal
• Conduct evaluation of bids and make appropriate recommendations
• Liaise with service providers on procurement matters
• Ensure safe custody of all procurement records
• Prepare submissions for the procurement committee
• Prepare Purchase orders and agreements for the respective service providers
• Ensure timely delivery of goods and services
• Work with the RHSP managers and staff as part of an effective and collegial team to achieve RHSP goals/ objectives
• Ensure timely payment of suppliers.
• Carry out any other assignments as may be allocated by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

    A University degree in Procurement & Supply chain management, Procurement & Logistics Management, Business Administration – Procurement or any other related field.

    At least two years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management in a busy reputable organization. Should have good interpersonal skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Computer skills in Navision will be an added advantage.
    Ability to negotiate Procurement terms and conditions..

    Knowledge of Procurement procedures.
    Proficiency in the use of computers especially Excel spreadsheets, inventory, word-processing packages and e-mail.
    Ability to use judgment and initiative in the course of executing responsibilities. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    Ability to communicate with employees, vendors, and RHSP contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
    Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

Age Limit. 25-44 years.

How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013






Medical Officer Job Vacancy at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda



Job Title: Medical Officer (2 positions)
Reporting to: Study Coordinator
Job purpose:
The Medical Officer will perform Clinical and biomedical Research tasks. The successful applicant will be involved in management of patients in the RHSP’s Clinics and other Program activities.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
MB.chB degree from a recognized university and must have completed internship. Registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners’ Council. Experience with provision of Anti- Retro Viral Therapy (ART) is an added advantage. Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work. Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized. Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Fluent in both English and Luganda languages. Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Kalisizo – Rakai District.



How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013



Human Resource Officer Job Vacancy at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda


Job Title: Human Resource Officer
Reporting to: Human Resource Manager
Job purpose:
To provide support to the Human Resource Manager in the management of the Human Resource function, with special focus on recruitment/appointments, contract terms and conditions of service, staff welfare /benefit management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide administrative support to the staff appraisal process, including sending appraisal forms to the various users, providing technical guidance to appraisers as required, analyzing the forms when filled, preparing summary reports on the appraisals in line with the HR policies.
• Supports the Human Resource Manager in monitoring staffing situation in the program by reviewing staff levels, identify staff gaps, and compile data on vacancies and other inadequacies
• Implement and monitor staff recruitment and deployment
• Maintain a record of impending staff retirements, and plan for timely replacements
• Manage staff leave schedules and database.
• Participate in staff development/Trainings
• Assist in attending to individual staff problems, grievances and concerns.
• Assist in updating Job Descriptions and renewing staff contracts
• Perform administrative duties in the HR office that may include but not limited to filling, organizing and representation in departmental meetings.
• Maintain HR records and information on the HR databases.
• Coordinate staff Medical, IDs and Welfare activities as required including workman’s compensation insurance cover.
• Process HR related payments.
• Any other official duties as may be assigned management

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Bachelor Degree or Diploma holder in Human Resources Management, Business/Office Administration, Social Sciences or equivalent. Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in HR Management and/or Office Administration. Excellent planning, organizational and implementation skills. Strong interpersonal skills, Records Management, knowledge of Uganda Labour Laws. Self starter, with drive and enthusiasm. IT literate (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with strong written and oral communications skills. Good Financial awareness will be an added advantage


How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013



Human Resource Manager Job at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda


Job Title: Human Resource Manager
Reporting to: Program Administrator
Job purpose:
To develop and maintain an employee relations climate that creates and permits a stable and productive work force. To manage and coordinate all functions of employee relations including recruitment, labor relations, compensation and benefit services, work force planning, affirmative action and advocate for employees’ rights.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Continuous personnel audit and monitoring and updating the Head Administration on employment practices
• Coordination and monitoring of Program’s performance and appraisal system
• Provide leadership in the establishment and maintenance of employee relations that will assist in attracting and retaining a desirable and productive labor force
• Conducting Human Resource Surveys ( Salaries, Contracts, Policies, Legal issues e.t.c ) and update the FAD
• Plans, implements and maintains a program of orientation for new employees and re-orientation of redeployed staff.
• Administration of termination procedures for staff leaving the program, including exit interviews and giving feed-back.
• Establish procedure for ensuring compliance with notice, reporting and similar obligations under agreements with labor organizations.
• Supervise the compensation and benefits staff in administration and or implementation and communication of current and new compensation and benefit programs, policies and procedures.
• Attending to individual staff problems, grievances and concerns.
• Updating Job Descriptions and renewing staff contracts
• Any other duties as may be assigned by management

Key result areas/targets
• Personnel audit and monitoring
• Timely staff performance appraisal reports
• Human resource survey
• Employee induction and orientation
• Employment policy administration
• Compensation and benefit administration
• Staff grievance handling
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Post graduate training in Human resource management plus three to four years related experience, including supervisory/managerial experience in a wide range of employee relations activities. Must possess an ability to understand human behavior and be able to lead and motivate people. Must have mature judgment/decision making ability. Willingness to reside in Rakai district, Good interpersonal and organizational skills, Fluent in Luganda – local language, Ability to work under minimum supervision.

How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 28th June, 2013 to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org


Deadline: 28/06/2013




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