Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Project Assistant


Job Title: Project Assistant
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Mission, Uganda
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 059/2013

OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:               Project Assistant; FP- 6; FSN-8

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 American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Project Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves as an Assistant to the U.S. Treasury Resident Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) in Kampala Uganda and will be responsible for the following; conduct research and provide analyzed data collected from various sources with regards to debt, budget, policies and other regulation; prepare working drafts and briefing papers on complex and legal material; position is responsible for the day to day administrative aspect of maintaining files, reference materials and establishing and maintaining communication links with private and public contacts.

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 economics, commerce, finance, mathematics, statistics, accounting, business studies or business administration is required.
2. Work Experience required: Four years progressive experience in  a major public or  private financial institution  with responsibilities that include research and analysis of debt management, banking  or finance issues; scheduling and coordination of public contact activities (meetings seminars, training and conferences); and demonstrated proficiency in verbal, written communication and presentation skills of complex detailed financial information material.  One additional year of experience working with government officials, management and staff within the MFPED, the Bank of Uganda (BOU), and/or local offices of the international finance community (World Bank, ADB, IMF, USAID, EU) and/or commercial banks is also required.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) and level III ability in any two of the following languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, Acholi, and Alur/Acholi.
4.  Knowledge required:  Understanding of lending and investment concepts related to the banking or financial sector is required. Must have knowledge in contracting, law and policy related to debt and lending.  Ability to comprehend complex legal, technical, financial and economic documents. Must be conversant in finance and accounting principles including NPV, IRR and good working knowledge of legal and financial analysis processes.
5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Must have good analytical skills as well as proficiency in managing administrative procedures; Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work within structure of government agency; Incumbent must have excellent computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel, Microsoft Power Point, internet research, basic statistical software and MS Outlook is required. Ability to communicate effectively with all officials in US Treasury, MFPED and other international agencies 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, transcripts/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

Deadline: 19/07/2013





Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Project Development Assistant



Job title: Project Development Assistant
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 063/2013                                  


OPEN TO:         All Qualified Candidates


POSITION TITLE:                         Project Development Assistant 
                                                                                                   
POSITION LOCATION:        USAID, DO3 Office

HOURS OF WORK:       40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE:       FSN-8  (Ugshs. 38,988,039 to 58,134,949
                                                                  p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified individual to fill the position of Project Development Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and project support to members of the assigned team, up to the limits of his/her training and skill level.  This may include assistance with administrative tasks, management, implementation, and helping direct any of the program/project activities within the teams.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education:  A university degree in business, business administration, economics, finance, or similar field.

2.  Work Experience:  Five years of substantive administrative experience.

3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in the English language.  Fluency in Luganda is desirable.
4.   Knowledge:  A practical knowledge of business correspondence, database management, and budget preparation.  Familiarity with the public health issues related to HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, maternal and child health, gender based violence, youth, orphans and vulnerable children and women’s empowerment in Uganda are desired.


5.  Skills and Abilities:  Must be able to develop and maintain a range of working--level and management-level contacts on public health related topics, in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles.  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well with others.  Excellent office management skills and experience are required in order to support the assigned team and the overall Health HIV/AIDS and Education Office in developing and implementing effective USAID/Uganda programs/projects, including financial and administrative skills sufficient to track the performance of implementing partners and program/project activities.  The work requires skills in the following areas: office management, administration, and financial tracking; budgeting and planning; computers, including Word, Excel, database software, and PowerPoint software; and the ability to clearly present written and oral information.  Exceptional verbal and writing skills, tact, and diplomacy are also required, in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID and with the public and private sector.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i)  A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed
 Staff
 (ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By e-mail 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 all documents in one attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 30/07 2013





Jobs at Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) in Uganda - Insurance Officer




Job Title: Insurance Officer (1 Position)

Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) is a leading steel manufacturing company in East Africa, having a three- Phased project comprising of a wire galvanizing line, reinforced TMT bars, Push, Pull Pickling Line (PPL), Continuous Galvanizing Line and Colour Coating Line located at the Kampala Industrial Business Park, Namanve, Uganda. We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and selfmotivated person with zeal for the position of:


Job Description
Responsible for establishing, analyzing and managing claims through to payment for all RRM Insurance claims.
Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Handle all categories of insurance including marine & Air freight shipments, Goods in transit(Mombasa – Kampala), Goods in transit (Internal Distribution), Industrial – All-Risk (IAR), Cash, motor vehicles, fidelity, workman’s’ compensation etc.
• Follow up on insured goods, amendments in case there are changes in contracts/proforma invoices i.e. in terms of values.
• Handle Insurance declarations for Marine, Parts and Machinery etc.
• Handle claims for Marine cargo, motor accidents, Workman’s compensation, Cash in Transit, cash at hand & Industrial – all-risks.
• Process all claim documentation for immediate recoveries in case of damages/Losses.
• Documentation & record management.
• Ensure that damaged cargo has been surveyed and documentation done.
• Ensure that claims are settled and closed
Person Specification:
 A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in a business related course.
 Pursuing or completion of a Diploma course in Insurance management is an added advantage
 Understanding of the insurance industry, and sound knowledge of insurance policies
 An understanding of relevant laws, such as Privacy Act and the Human Rights Act
 Knowledge of risks involved in different occupations.
 Excellent communication skills
 Ability and proficiency in working with computers.
 Self motivated with strong problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure

How to Apply:
If you are ready and up for the challenge, please send an application letter with detailed CV, copies of academic credentials, day time telephone contact and names of three referees by July 22nd 2013 to:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Roofings Rolling Mills Ltd
P. O. Box 35086, Kampala


Deadline: 22/07/2013


University Bursar Job at Muteesa 1 Royal University in Uganda



Job Title: University  Bursar

Muteesa  1   Royal  University   was  established  by his majesty  the  King of Buganda  to offer a holistic  and generative  type  of Education .
Qualifications
•    Hold a Masters degree in Business Administration  or related  field.
•    Possession of professional Qualifications like ACCA, CPA or its equivalent.
•    Should  have  demonstrable  financial  planning  and  forecasting skills
•    Experience  in handling   information  systems  required
Other Essential  attributes
•    Membership  to a  professional  body  related  to  Finance , Governance  or Accountancy .
•    Proven  record  of financial  discipline  and  integrity .
•    Team  management  skills
•    Effective communication  skills
•    Crisis  Management  Skills


How to apply
Interested  individuals  should  submit  a  letter  of  application accompanied with a  curriculum vitae, copies of  relevant  academic  credentials  and  naming  three  referees.  Applications should  make  sure  that at least  two referees  have  forwarded   references concerning their applications by the stated  deadline;
The  Human  Resources  Manager
Muteesa   1  Royal   University 
Kurumba Main Campus  (Masaka) or  Kakeeka
Campus (Mengo-Kampala)
P.O.Box14002,  Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 16/ 08 /2013





Jobs at Muteesa 1 Royal University in Uganda - University Secretary



Job Title:  University   Secretary

Muteesa  1   Royal  University   was  established  by his majesty  the  King of Buganda  to offer a holistic  and generative  type  of Education .
Qualifications
•    Master’s   Degree  in Management  , MBA,  Educational  Management  or  in a  related  qualification  and a Bachelors  Degree  in a  Management , law  or  Business  administration.
•    Possession  of a  Chartered  qualification  in Legal,  procurement  or  administration  and membership  to a  professional  Body .
•    Possession  of a  Phd  in  Educational  Management  or any management related  discipline  is  desirable  although not a  must.
•    A  certificate  in administrative  law  or  its  equivalent  would be an  added  advantage .
Other  Essential  Attributes
•    Must  be industrious  and self driven .
•    Goal  oriented .
•    Should  have  a  track record  of high  integrity .
•     Must be Computer  literate.


How to apply
Interested  individuals  should  submit  a  letter  of  application accompanied with a  curriculum vitae, copies of  relevant  academic  credentials  and  naming  three  referees.  Applications should  make  sure  that at least  two referees  have  forwarded   references concerning their applications by the stated  deadline;
The  Human  Resources  Manager
Muteesa   1  Royal   University 
Kurumba Main Campus  (Masaka) or  Kakeeka
Campus (Mengo-Kampala)
P.O.Box14002,  Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 16/ 08 /2013


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