Jobs at UNDP in Uganda - Finance Associate

Location :     Kampala, UGANDA

Type of Contract :    Service Contract
Post Level :    SB-3
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Sep-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)


The UNDP Finance Unit manages Common Service Budgets and provides Finance support services to the other UN Agencies in processing payments. High quality services to both within and external clientele by UNDP Finance unit has been one of the major goals since early 2012. This includes processing payment disbursements in time, correcting the necessary revenues in time as well as providing the necessary information to the users timely and accurately. There has been an increase in demand for these services hence the need to hire a Finance Associate to assist in improving on the quality of service in the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up;
    CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management;
    Follow up on contributions for common service budgets.

Ensures administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Participate in the preparation and modifications of budgets of the common services budgets;
    Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP, implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.

Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for the related projects; preparation of all types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution;
    Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs and other entitlements are duly processed;
    Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ and clients  requests to resolve financial data issues;
    Maintenance of the Accounts Receivables for the projects and follow-up with partners on contributions;
    Compilation of documents and Following up timely VAT reimbursements.


 Corporate Competencies:

    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    Demonstrates commitment to UNDP's Vision and Mission;
    Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Functional Competencies

    Shares knowledge and experience;
    Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas;
    Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
    Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to financial resources management, including formulating budgets, maintaining Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, making transactions, reporting;
    Sound knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting;
    Strong IT skills;
    Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system;
    Focuses on result for the client;
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
    Demonstrates openness to change;
    Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.

Required Skills and Experience

    Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance;
    University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable.


    Six years of progressively responsible finance experience is required at the national or international level;
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English.

FC: 11300

UNDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified Women are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 19/07/2013

Jobs at SNV Uganda - Section Leader Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Job Title: Sector Leader Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector

Based in Kampala, Uganda

 (International Contract)

SNV Uganda is working in school wash, functionality of rural water supply services and sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all.  We are scoping for possibilities in sustainable water supply services in small towns and peri-urban areas.  Our WASH team consists of 7 SNV advisors and 30 Local Capacity Building organisations.  The team is working in both technical and governance aspects of WASH services.

To steer the SNV Uganda WASH sector, we are looking for a highly experienced professional to take the position of Sector leader

The critical task of Sector Leader will be to lead, secure resources mobilization, provide sector strategic direction, inspire and guide a team of diverse national and international advisors towards leveraging and building SNV resources dedicated to meaningful impact at scale in WASH sector. He or she  will report directly to the Country Director of SNV Uganda  and is part of the Country Management Team. Functionally the Sector Leader will report to the Managing Director of the WASH sector and will collaborate with the Global WASH Sector Coordinator.

Major responsibilities

In line with SNV Corporate Strategy, the Country Sector Leader will:

    Business development:  develop proposals and secure funding for innovative WASH programmes;
    Programme management:  deliver effective development results, planning & monitoring,  financial management and reporting to donors;  
    Advisory services: lead complex assignments  and monitor quality of  advisory services of the sector team;
    People Management: Lead and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
    External representation: develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to improve SNV  market position;
    Knowledge development: stimulate learning and innovation in the team and deliver knowledge products;
    Ensure effective mainstreaming of governance and gender issues and synergy with SNV work in agriculture and renewable energy.  

Candidate profile

The candidate should be at least a strong and mature senior advisor with a track record linked to the sector

    Masters’ Degree or equivalent in related field;
    At least 10 years of relevant working experience in WASH, including some years in Africa and at least 5 years in a management position;
    Proven experience with programme design, proposal writing, business development, international donor  and private investor relationship management;
    Proven experience with project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management;
    Proven experience in capacity building,  facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, organisational learning, change processes and good governance;
    Proven experience in knowledge development and evidence based advocacy;
    A self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills

Duty station: Kampala with frequent travel to field office in

Information about duty station

    Health services:  adequate for treatment of common illnesses.
    Educational facilities:  Several good international schools (primary & secondary)
    Security situation:  family duty station,  relative political stability and no direct security threats, low to moderate criminality levels;
    Accessibility: five flights daily to  Nairobi and daily flights to Europe; upcountry SNV offices accessible by road .
    Communication:  good  telephone and internet services

Contract Type: International    

Contract Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of renewal 

Desired start date: As soon as possible

How to Apply:

Deadline: 24/07/2013

Jobs at IREX International in Uganda - Training and Development Specialist

Job Title: Training and Development Specialist, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Education Programs Division
Reports To: Chief of Party

Position Summary
IREX is currently seeking a Training and Development Specialist for a Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. The program aims to address exploitative child labor among youth (15-18) by helping them to develop marketable skills to secure employment, and by supporting their engagement as leaders in their local communities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Eligibility: Ugandan citizens are encouraged to apply
Duties & Responsibilities
• Provide creative vision, technical design, and implementation oversight to the training and development component of this youth development program.
• Oversee and contribute technical input on youth development training; oversee and develop the creation of appropriate training curriculum for youth and youth-serving professionals.
• Support the formation of and activities for youth-serving organizations and networks.
• Ensure that activities and milestones are implemented on track and that deliverables are of high quality.
• Contribute to the development of annual plans, work plans, and reports.
• Manage project staff and implementing partners.
• Maintain effective working relationships with local partners and stakeholders, including government officials.
• Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing livelihoods, training, and development interventions.
• Experience with the technical aspects related to the Applicant’s proposed strategy, including skills training, employment generation, entrepreneurship, alternative/additional income generation, youth employment, and social protection, as applicable.
• Experience in projects promoting leadership development.
• Understanding of youth empowerment and development issues.
• Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting youth empowerment and development, including the provision of livelihoods and social services.
• Experience working with employers' organizations, trade unions, or other civil society organizations.
• Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral

How to Apply:

Deadline: 16/08/2013

Jobs at IREX International in Uganda - Project Director

Job Title: Project Director, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Education Programs Division
Reports To: Deputy Director of Education Programs

Position Summary
IREX is currently seeking a Project Director for a Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. The program aims to address exploitative child labor among youth (15-18) by helping them to develop marketable skills to secure employment, and by supporting their engagement as leaders in their local communities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Eligibility: Ugandan citizens are encouraged to apply
Duties & Responsibilities
• Strategic and technical leadership, with responsibility to ensure all program objectives are met
• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with Ugandan youth institutions
• Serve as primary liaison with donor(s)
• Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the youth, education and civil society sectors
• Establish and maintain systems for project operations.
• Maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders.
• Manage and mentor project staff
• Coordinate with home office
• Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline
• Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities
• Represent IREX publicly and support its organizational development
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports).
• Experience in a leadership role in implementing development projects relevant to this solicitation.
• Experience in managing sub grants and successfully assisting indigenous organizations is strongly desired
• Demonstrated understanding of the political and economic situation in Uganda and of the current environment concerning youth
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work on a multi-national and multi-partner team
• Ability to establish strong working relationships with senior officials in government, with media and civic leaders, business people and international donors
• Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral
• Master's degree in a relevant field.

How to Apply:

Closing Date; 16/08/2013

M&E Officer Job Vacancy at IREX International in Uganda

Job Title: M&E Officer, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Education Programs Division
Reports To: Chief of Party

Position Summary
IREX is currently seeking an Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for a Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. The program aims to address exploitative child labor among youth (15-18) by helping them to develop marketable skills to secure employment, and by supporting their engagement as leaders in their local communities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Eligibility: Ugandan citizens are encouraged to apply
Duties & Responsibilities
• Review indicators to develop monitoring activities that capture necessary data to report on results, ensure monitoring activities are conducted on schedule
• Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to various external stakeholders, notably donors and partners
• Be a primary M&E resource to the field office and field personnel
• Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality data within deadlines
• Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed
• Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities
• Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Chief of Party and donors, as needed
• Develop annual performance plans
• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
• Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
• Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
• Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
• Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
• Experience in planning and managing surveys.
• Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
• Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
• Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers.
• Ability to facilitate and serve as a project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
• Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral

How to Apply:


Jobs at Save the Children in Uganda - Senior Officer

Job Title:  Senior Officer   -Accelerated   Learning  Program

Save the Children  is  the world’s  leading  independent  organization  for children  and has  program  presence  in over  120  countries  in the world.
•    Responsible for  the  daily  implementation  of Livelihood  activities  in the selected  communities  to enhance  increase  in food  production , income  level   and  improved  nutrition in partinership  with a civil  society  organization .
•    He may be called upon   as and  when  necessary  to support  the emergency  team in  cases  of humanitarian  crisis .
Academic Background
•    A minimum  of  a  bachelor’s  degree  in management  , business  Administration , Education  , Agriculture  or Social Sciences , Development  Studies  or  related  field  or equivalent  accrued  working  experience  .
•    A  minimum  of three  years  working  experience  in Livelihoods  and developed –related  programming in Uganda 
•    Experience  and skills  in  mobilizing  community  structures  to  improve  livelihoods, food security  and  Disaster Risk  Reduction.

How to  apply
Applications  letters  with detailed  CVs  indicating  3 referees  , two  of whom  should  have  been  supervisors  should be submitted  to;
The Director  of Human   Resources  & Administration
Save the Children
Plot  68/70 ,  Kira  Road , P. O. Box  12018, Kampala

Deadline:  19 /07 /2013

Consultant Job Vacancy at MicroSave in Uganda

Job Title:   Consultant
MicroSave is a  market  leader in providing  consulting  services  to  retail  financial  institutions  globally .
•    Strong field  orientation and   proven  international  skills
•    High  analytical capacity  /skills
•    Highly  developed  computer  skills  in Microsoft  word, Excel  and  PowerPoint, and
•    High  quality  English  speaking  and writing  ability  and a  professional  demeanour
•    A high  degree  of self-drive  , enthusiasm , flexibility  and ability  to work  with  minimal  supervision

•    A minimum  of a  Masters  level  degree (or  higher ) in Banking  /Business Administration /Marketing  /Accounting  /Economics  /Sociology  or  related  field.
•    Other  relevant  professional  qualifications  will  be an  added advantage .

•    Salary  is  negotiable  and commensurate  with     experience . State  current  and salary  expectations  in your  application  letter.

How to apply
Applications  and  detailed  CV  to be  addressed to  MicroSave  HR  Manager  and send  by  email to  Marking  the  subject  as ;
Vacancy  for Consultant  -Uganda .
Applications  not  meeting  minimum 
Requirements  will not  be  considered  .  Only  short listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

Deadline: 26 /07 /2013

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