Jobs at UNDP in Uganda - UN Women Deputy Representative ( Programme & Operations)



Job Title: UN WOMEN: DEPUTY REPRESENTATIVE (PROGRAMME & OPERATIONS)
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA

Type of Contract :    FTA International
Post Level :    P-4
Languages Required :
    English 
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 year

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Much of this works takes place at the national/country level in which UN Women either have a Country Representative on site to manage this programme of work, or a Representative covering several countries where an integrated multi-country programme (MCO) is in place.

The Government of Uganda is committed to promoting gender equality as evidenced in the Constitution and through being a signatory to regional and global instruments such as the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1979), Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003) and the UN Declaration on Violence Against Women (1993).  The Uganda Gender Policy, a revision of the National Gender Policy of 1997, was adopted in 2007. The Ministry has worked with several sectors to develop specific sectorial gender policies.  The current National Development Plan (2010-2014) has some overall and sectorial gender commitments. Steps have been made to address gender inequalities through legislation, for example the Domestic Violence Act (2010), the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act (2010), the Local Governments Act (Cap 243), the Land Act (Cap 227), the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 226) and the National Agricultural Advisory Services Act (NAADS). At both national and district level, there is evidence of gender equity planning and budgeting; the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) and the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED) drew up Gender and Equity Guidelines, a User's Manual and Implementation Strategy for gender budgeting. The MOFPED, through the Budget Call Circulars, have mandated all sectors to integrate gender and equity issues in their Budget Framework Papers.
The Deputy Representative is supervised by the Representative who provides strategic guidance and direction to the incumbent. The Deputy Representative supports the Representative in the overall management of the Country Office. The incumbent is responsible for substantially contributing to the design, implementation, management and oversight of the country programme and to the operations supporting its implementation to ensure effective and efficient delivery of results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and the Country Office’s plans. The incumbent is expected to bring innovative thinking which fits and adapts to the changing environment to the strategic development of the programme portfolio, and to help raise resources to fund it. He/she also plays a key role in ensuring effective use and management of UN Women resources (material, financial and human) in compliance with UN Women programming and operational policies and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions

    Advisory and specialized technical support;
    Programme management, monitoring and oversight;
    Office management/ Resources and Operations;
    Substantive support to UN coordination, advocacy and partnership building;
    Knowledge management and capacity building.

Advisory and specialized technical support:

    As Deputy Representative, serve as key advisor to the Representative and as a senior member of his/her management team in the Country Office strategic discussions and formulation of programs and management operations, including work planning;
    Provide specialized technical and strategic support in managing all aspects of Country Office  programme design and management of related activities and for ensuring accountability in programme monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
    Support, guide and provide input to assure quality control in the formulation of relevant, high quality, results-based and rights-based country programmes and to ensure programme coherence, technical integrity, inter-unit programme cooperation and coordination;
    Provide strategic and specialized technical advice to the Representative and put in place  systems, processes and mechanisms to improve/enhance programme planning, implementation, monitoring and timely progress reporting.
    Draft policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/materials for use in the development and presentation of innovative and coherent policy and programmatic positions in support of national development priorities and commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, incorporating regional and global perspectives and contributing to regional and global strategies;
    Review and evaluate proposals submitted to the Country Office. Oversee the preparation of donor proposals and reports to ensure quality, timeliness, compliance with requirements as per established rules, regulations, including the commitments under relevant UNDAFs and the UN Women global Strategic Plan to facilitate the review and approval of proposals and reports by the Representative. Take timely action to take any corrective action to meet standards for submissions;
    Regularly assess the country level annual work plans, monitor progress on the achievement of goals and targets, and present the Representative with recommendations to assist in development planning. 

Programme management, monitoring and oversight:

    Recommend and establish program monitoring standards, criteria and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
    Monitor the progress on mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators and take timely support, action and/or decisions as required;
    Lead the processes of preparing reports on progress of programme implementation, assessing results and identifying areas for the Representative’s action and/or decision to ensure achievement of results as planned and in accordance with UN Women’s goals and objectives and accountability framework;
    Identify areas that may require improvement and capture best practices/lessons learned, using corporate monitoring tools, as well as Audits and other corporate reports. Take action to improve areas of weakness;
    Ensure substantive and high quality proposals following the established rules, and regulations, and adhering to the Strategic Plan and Annual Work plans;
    Establish and/or support the development of sustainable and solid relations with counterparts, for effective advocacy and partnerships resulting in the achievement of UN Women goals and objectives in the country, and consequently in the enhanced reputation and credibility of UN Women in delivering results on gender equality and women’s rights.

Resources and Operations/Office management:

    Support the Representative in the management of the Country Office;
    Manage the formulation of the annual Country Office work plan and monitor implementation;
    Develop and facilitate an integrated results-based approach to the work of the Country Office using the annual work plan as the road map;
    Communicate standards of performance, and assign responsibilities and accountabilities for achieving results;
    Support the Representative in the management of human, material, and financial resources, in line with UN Women policies, rules and procedures;
    As required coordinate the provision of administrative services with service providers;
    Propose and secure annual allocations for the country programme, and ensure the efficient and effective use of such resources in compliance with UN Women financial rules, regulations, and procedures;
    Support the Representative in the formulation and implementation of a country resource mobilization strategy;
    Empower, and help develop international and national programme staff, under the incumbent’s supervision, providing them with managerial direction , guidance and leadership;
    Contribute substantially to staff management as a whole within the Country Office, particularly on learning, career management, and teamwork. Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; seek to strengthen team-building by encouraging active participation and interaction at all levels; foster staff motivation, development and empowerment; and lead by example;
    As required advise on and support the establishment of a Country Office security strategy and plan in line with UN procedures and requirements; and
    Ensure an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources.

Substantive support to UN coordination, advocacy and partnership building:

    Establish and maintain effective consultations with governments, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation, resource mobilization and sustained partnerships;
    Represent UN Women in meetings as delegated/appropriate to consult, collaborate and interact on common issues and activities and to participate in the Common Country Assessment (CCA)/UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) process to ensure the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Actively seek out participation of UN Women in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks, facilitate joint programming and promote UN Women competencies and interests to advance gender and women’s human rights;
    Support the Representative in partnership building and advocate for UN Women with government counterparts, donor community and other partners;
    Represent UN Women in national and international fora as requested by the Representative.

Knowledge management and capacity building:

    Identify lessons learned and areas of emphasis to guide programme improvements and future strategic development planning;
    Manage the process of collecting and sharing lessons learned on gender equality and women’s empowerment to build knowledge and capacity of partners and stakeholders;
    Design and implement capacity building training activities to enhance skills and knowledge in results based management; results based reporting and budgeting, and systematic quality assurance.
    Oversee cutting-edge research and knowledge generation to inform and advise national development priorities and commitments for gender equality and women’s empowerment, ensuring the integration of regional and global contexts and developments;
    Contribute to global and regional programme knowledge networks and practices, and development of knowledge products;
    Identify lessons learned from resource and staff management to ensure effective change management as required in adapting the programme and Country Office to meet changed circumstances.

Impact of Results

The effective support provided by the Deputy Representative to the strategic development and management of programmes, to their effective and efficient integration with operations in the country office, and the technical support provided to UN Women’s coordination mandate, directly impact the quality of UN Women’s programme development, implementation and results and the quality of its technical expertise. This in turn directly impacts on the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective and efficient partner and as the leading knowledge-based technical and advocacy organization for gender equality and for the empowerment of women.

Competencies
Core Values/Guiding Principles:

    Integrity: Demonstrate the values of United Nations and UN Women, act without consideration of personal gain, resist undue political pressure in decision-making, no abuse of power or authority, stand by decisions in the organization’s interest, and take action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour;
    Professionalism: Show pride in work and achievements, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results, motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show persistence when faced with challenges, and remain calm in stressful situations;
    Respect for Diversity: Work effectively with people from all backgrounds, treat all people with dignity and respect, treat men and women equally, show respect for and understand diverse opinions by examine own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses, and do not discriminate against any individual or group.

Core Competencies:

    Ethics and Values: Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents;
    Organizational Awareness:Building support and political acumen;
    Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring: Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
    Working in Teams: Building and promoting effective teams;
    Communicating Information and Ideas: Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
    Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
    Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements: Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards;
    Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
    Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Fair and transparent decision-making; calculated risk-taking.

Functional Competencies:

    Proven ability in managing and empowering teams to work effectively together in reaching results;
    Demonstrated  analytical and technical skills in managing development projects/programmes particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights;
    Demonstrated political acumen and technical capacity in representing the organization effectively in national and international fora to advocate and to promote organizational priorities, initiatives and a better understanding of the organizational strategic agenda;
    Proven ability to lead and to drive results;
    Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies;
    Ability to go beyond established procedures and practices, introduce new approaches and strategic innovations;
    Good knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches.

Required Skills and Experience
Educations:

    Advanced university degree in international development, public administration, public policy or other relevant social science fields.

Experience:

    A minimum of seven years of relevant professional  experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership in development programmes with a strong focus in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes;
    Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams is a requirement.

Languages:

    Proficiency in written and spoken English;
    Knowledge of another UN working language is desirable.

Important Application Information:

    All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
    Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
    UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.



How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=39342

Deadline: 21/08/2013


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Public Health Specialist Senior Human Resources for Health



Job Title: Public Health Specialist - Senior Human Resources for Health; FP- 4; FSN-11
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - RE-ADVERTISED

Number: 031/2013 Date: 07/30/2013

OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:               Public Health Specialist - Senior Human Resources for Health; 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 Public Health Specialist – Senior Human Resources for Health.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder is the senior technical advisor, policy analyst, and focal point for human resources for health (HRH), working with the host government and other in-country HIV/AIDS partners to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Job holder supports and provides clear strategic guidance on HRH reform and modernization of the health systems in Uganda. The job holder demonstrates an understanding of the policy environment and Government of Uganda priorities, constraints, strengths and opportunities as related to HRH, while ensuring that CDC HRH initiatives are aligned, accordingly. Job holder applies public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, community-based services knowledge and experience to support programs that achieve higher levels of quality, efficiency and health service availability for communities and a higher quality of life for a population affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  Job holder initiates, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates programs designed to increase the number and quality of clinicians, public health professionals and health personnel managers in-country, with an emphasis on sustainability of interventions and partnership with other stakeholders.  Job holder invigorates support to Government of Uganda-led response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through support to Ministry of Health and district-led programming. Job holder works across the CDC country office and with the USG interagency to devise the Human Resources for Health (HRH) plans and development of activities for the  Country Operational plan (COP); Job holder works very closely with the Ministry of Health, other host country ministries, donors, implementing partners, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), international organizations (IOs), regional and  lower level public health laboratories, and primary care facilities in this effort.  Job holder is the lead for CDC-Uganda on HRH issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Job holder supports the annual review of the HR and regular updating of the HRH strategic plan. The Job holder ensures that implementing partner work-plans, and their execution, are aligned to Uganda’s HRH strategy and the COP. The job holder ensures that HRH investments are supportive of district-led programming for an AIDS-free generation and are appropriately reinforcing districts’ core capabilities. Additionally, the Job holder will support the HSS Team in the establishment of new, and reinforcement of existing, workforce capacity-building initiatives, both in-service and pre-service. Accordingly, the job holder will be responsible for providing a principal liaison function, and cultivating strategic collaborations, between the CDC County Office and the Medical, Nursing, Laboratory, Public Health Education Partnership Initiatives, the Global Health Service Program, and other relevant USG initiatives for human resource development, as they emerge. The Job holder supports the Ministry of Health Human Resources Department to monitor and reinforce the quality of the Human Resources for Health Information System, and promotes its effective utilization for decision-making.   

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 master of public health or  master of science or a master of arts in, nursing, social work, child development, international development, community development, health policy and planning, behavioral or social science is required.
2. Work Experience required: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in program management, policy development and review, advocacy, health program design and evaluation. Three years’ experience of which working with HIV/AIDS programs at a mid-to- senior level position is required.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) is required.
4.  Knowledge required: A thorough knowledge of health care service delivery, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas and management of health care services is required.  In-depth knowledge of U.S. government operations, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and programs is required.  An in-depth knowledge of the range of 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 programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/ purchase requisitions is required. Intimate knowledge of Government of Uganda policies and procedures is required.

5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners.  Leadership skills are required to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.  Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.  Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation are required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.  Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in programs that increase the number of health care workers and improve the quality and effectiveness of care to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.  Keyboarding skills that include good speed and accuracy are required.  Numerical skills that include the manipulation of detailed calculations 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, 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:  0414-306-001/0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 12/08/2013


Public Health Specialist Job Vacancy at US Embassy in Uganda



Job Title: Public Health Specialist-Senior District Programming Advisor; FP- 4; FSN-11
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 065/2013      Date: 07/30/2013

OPEN TO:    All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:                       Public Health Specialist-Senior District Programming Advisor; 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 Public Health Specialist- Senior District Programming Advisor.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder is the senior technical advisor to the Ministry of Health and district health teams for supporting district-led programming for AIDS-free generation, focusing specifically on the district health team’s role in exercising its essential public health functions. Job holder is the senior advisor to the agency on district-programming, representing the agency at various forums and in bi-lateral and multi-lateral dialogue. The job holder demonstrates an understanding of the program environment and Government of Uganda priorities, constraints, opportunities and strengths, while ensuring that CDC initiatives are aligned, accordingly. Job holder applies significant scientific, communication, and coordination skills to reinforce implementation of a Government of Uganda-led effort to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The job holder harnesses the power of collaboration with line ministries, CDC, and local governments. Job holder independently represents CDC in bi-lateral and multi-lateral dialogue to advance the national imperative for an AIDS-free generation in Uganda and other public health collaborations of the agency in Uganda. Job holder applies public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, community-based services knowledge and experience to support programs that achieve higher levels of quality, efficiency and health service availability for communities and a higher quality of life for a population affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  Job holder initiates, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates programs designed to enhance capabilities, governance and functionality of district health teams and their work vis-à-vis implementing the partners and the national level.  Job holder invigorates support to Government of Uganda-led response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through support to Ministry of Health and district-led programming. Job holder works very closely with the Ministry of Health, other host country ministries, donors, implementing partners, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), international organizations (IOs), regional and community-level groups in this effort.  Job holder leads efforts to reinforce the portfolio of capacity-building efforts aimed at reinforcing competencies of district health teams and health facility staff. The job holder conducts and evaluates trainings of trainers to roll-out these capacity-building efforts.    
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 completion of a master's degree in public health or a master of science or a master of arts in nursing, social work, child development, international development, community development, health policy and planning, behavioral or social science is required.
2. Work Experience required: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in program management as a district health officer or similar position within the health system of Uganda is required.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading) is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  A thorough knowledge of health services delivery, leadership and management, use of data for decision-making, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas and management of health care services is required. Robust understanding of the legal, policy, and political environments as they relate to district health services delivery is required.  An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health programs 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 HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/ purchase requisitions is required. Intimate knowledge of Government of Uganda policies and procedures is required.

5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners. Leadership skills are required to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.  Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.  Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation are required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.  Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations. Advanced user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.  Keyboarding skills that include good speed and accuracy are required.  Numerical skills that include the manipulation of detailed calculations 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, 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


Closing Date; 12/08/2013





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



Job Title: Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Cooperative Agreements; FP-5; FSN-10
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: RE-ADVERTISED

Number: 020/2013      Date: 07/31/2013

OPEN TO:             All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:            Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Cooperative Agreements; 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 – Cooperative Agreements.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder is one of four specialists responsible for oversight at the post level of the administrative aspects of the agency’s cooperative agreements portfolio. Job holder’s administrative role extends throughout the life cycle of the implementing instrument, beginning with funding proposal preparation, initial award and carrying through to close out. These administrative functions provide the infrastructure for effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring and overall administrative management of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PEPFAR-funded and other public health programmatic activities carried out by implementing partners in Uganda.

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: OPTION 1: Completion of a master’s degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, management or finance is required.  OPTION 2: Completion of a bachelors' degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, management or finance is required.
2.  Work Experience required:  OPTION 1: Three years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required.
OPTION 2:  Five years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Must possess a detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required. An in-depth understanding of the structure and functions of the CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. 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. 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 communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on programmatic matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly-detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet PEPFAR-program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting 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:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 13/08/2013


Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Public Health Specialist Care and Support


Job Title: Public Health Specialist – Care and Support; FP- 4; FSN-11
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT RE-ADVERTISED

                 
Number: 049/2013 Date: 08/02/2013

OPEN TO:           All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:         Public Health Specialist – Care and Support; 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 Public Health Specialist – Care and Support.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder is one of two HIV/AIDS public health specialist responsible for the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of assigned HIV care and support program activities and report compliance and administrative recordkeeping with the implementing partners to ensure projects are conducted in accordance with the implementing agreement and that USG funds are appropriately utilized.  The job requires public health technical knowledge, results-oriented analytical skills, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and host country ministries responsible for public health programs studies that are funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda.  Job holder’s duties include technical support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with colleagues of other agencies and public health entities that administer PEPFAR-funded programs in Uganda.  Job holder coordinates funding, report compliance and administrative recordkeeping with the implementing partners to assure projects are conducted in accordance with the implementing agreement and that USG funds are appropriately utilized.
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 master’s degree in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration, behavioral or social sciences is required.
2. Work Experience required: Five years mid to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS Prevention or other public health or development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Detailed knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, care and support program design, implementation and evaluation is required.  Thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services, counselling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment is required.  Good working 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 care and support programs is required.
5.  Skills and Abilities required:  Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners.  Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.  Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and proprietary databases is required.  Numerical skills for data analysis are required.  Keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy are required.  

SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

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: 15/06/2013




Jobs at International Organization for Migration in Uganda - Survey Specialist



Job Title: Labour  Market  Needs  Assessment  Survey Specialist
IOM  International  Organization  for Migration  is recruiting  qualified candidates for the vacant position  above.
Tasks
•    Contribute  to the finalization  of the  LMNA  questionnaires  and  drafting  the letters  that will  be  attached to the  questionare .
•    Creating  a  directory  of employers  to be  surveyed
•    Co-present  , with  the  international  consultant  , the results  of the  sectoral  LMNA  at the  stakeholders  validation workshop
Qualifications
•    University  graduate ( in  Business  Administration , Economics  or  Statistics ).
•    Experience  in  conducting  surveys
•    Experience  /expertise  in the  food  processing  or  hotel  sector 
•    Analytical  and report  -writing  capabilities



How to apply
Interested   candidates  should  submit  a cover  letter  and CV  detailing  previous  relevant   work  experience  before  the  IOM  HR   department hruganda@iom.int.


Deadline:  08 /08 /2013




Logistics Officer Job Vacancy at Makerere University Walter Reed Project in Uganda




Job Title: Logistics Officer
Makerere    University  Walter  Reed  Project   is  recruiting qualified applicants  for the vacant position above.
Duties
•    Facilities maintenance ;
•    Generator –to ensure  adequate  fuel  and maintenance
•    Tag  furniture  and equipment  with  HMJF  or  MUWRP  labels  appropriately
•    Ensure  that  all  new  staff  are  issued  with  Identify  Cards
Qualifications
•    A  Degree  in Purchases  and Supplies  /Procurement or related  field  from a recognized  University .
•    Minimum  of 2  years  experience  in stores  and  logistics environment .
•    Strong  computer  skills  with  knowledge of  supplies/stock management  software like  Microsoft Dynamics is an  added  advantage
•    Highly  organized  , detail –oriented and  self-motivated
•    Ability to handle  multiple  tasks simultaneously

How to apply
Applicants  should  download applications. Attach application letters, Photocopies of academic  qualifications  and  Resume  with  3  referees  quoting  the Position Number to;
The  Human  Resource  Administrator 
Makerere  University  Walter  Reed  Project
Plot  42  , Nakasero Road
P. O. Box 16524 Kampala


Deadline:  16 /08  /2013


Jobs at Makerere University Walter Reed Project in Uganda - Data Entry Specialists



Job Title: Data Entry Specialists
Makerere  University  Walter  Reed  Project   is  recruiting qualified applicants  for the vacant position above.
Duties
•    To  enter  clinical /biomedical  Research  Data
•    Sorting, verifying  and filling  of medical  records 
•    Organizing  entered  Questionaires  according  to  clusters  and or  visits.
•    Retrieving  of   entered  study  materials /Questionaries  and taking  safe  custody of  them .
Qualifications
•    At least  a Diploma  in Computer  Science  or  Statistics
•    A minimum  of 6  months relevant  experience  in data  entry .
•    Highly  organized  and  sensible  to detail
•    Personal  integrity  liable  and  dependable.


How to apply
Applicants  should  download applications. Attach application letters, Photocopies of academic  qualifications  and  Resume  with  3  referees  quoting  the Position Number to;
The  Human  Resource  Administrator 
Makerere  University  Walter  Reed  Project
Plot  42  , Nakasero Road
P. O. Box 16524 Kampala


Deadline:  16 /08  /2013




Project Acountant Job Vacancy at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in Uganda



Job Title: Project Accountant
The  African Field   Epidemiology  Network  (AFENET)  is  a not  for profit ,  networking  alliance  and service  organization that brings  together  field epidemiology  training  programs across Africa .
Responsibilities
•    Assist  the Project  Manager  in budget  preparation  and  budget  monitoring .
•    Review  payment requests  to ensure  accuracy  and   compliance with  the project  with the project  financial  obligations
•    Generate  monthly  financial   transactions  reports  advance  reports  and submission  for  financial  decisions .
•    Assist  the  Project  Manager  in  responding  to the  queries  /clarifications  on the  financial  reports .
Qualifications
•    A  Bachelor’s  degree  in Accounts , Business  Administration  with a  bias  in Accounts  and or  relevant  qualifications
•    At least  5 years  and above  work experience in same position  obtained  from  a busy  and  reputable  organization
•    Knowledge  and  experience  of Accounts  packages and  Ms . Office  packages
•    Excellent  communication and Interpersonal  skills


How to apply
Submit  your  resume  , application letter, and  relevant  documentation  to;
The  Administration  & Human Resource  Office
African  Field  Epidemiology  Network  [AFENET]
AFENET  Secretariat
Plot 4B, Mabua Road, Kololo
P. O. Box 12874, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 22 /08 /2013







Jobs at ACF International in Uganda - Income Generating Activity Officer



Job Title: Income Generating Activity Officer

Responsibilities
•    Help small  scale  local  farmers  to identify  and develop  market  links  for their  products  such  as honey, tree seedlings , crop  produce , etc ,
•    Collect  relevant  data  for  socio-economic  monitoring  and  studies  for best  IGA  development  and implementation  of work plans  and budgets ;
•    Distribute  inputs  to project  beneficiaries  and  maintain  accurate records of the same ;
•    Work  closely  with other  technical  officers  (Soil  and Water Conservation officer ,  Agro  forestry  Officer  , M&E  officer , etc) to generate  success  stories  emanating  from  the  project ;


Requirements
•    First  degree  in  Agricultural  economics /Agribusiness   management , economics , business  development . Post  graduate  studies  in  enterprise  and business  development  is an added advantage .
•    Four  or  more years  work  experience with a  focus  on  business  and enterprise  development  or related  interventions  ; however  a candidate is highly  preferred  to have  good  knowledge  and understanding  of  agricultural  business  development  and  market  linkages .
•    Familiarity  with  Non  government, government  and foreign   and project  operations .
•    Computer  literacy  with  standard  business  software  including  Word , Excel  and Powerpoint .


How to apply
Applications  should  include  a cover  letter  , CV  with  at least  three referees, copies  of  academic  certificates  and  a  daytime  telephone  contract  telephone  contact . For email  applications  please  note that  attached  documents  should  not  be  larger  than  3 MB. Any larger email will not be  considered.
Address  your  email  application to :fsasst.ug@acf-international.org  mentioning  income  Generating  Activity  Officer  in the  subject  line.
Address  your  hand  copy  application  to the  Base  Administration  in ACF  bases  in Uganda  -Gulu, Otuke, Moroto, or Kaabong , and  Food  Security  & Livelihoods  Coordinator in Kampala  on  Plot  4303  Kiwafu Road  Kansanga,. Please  note  that  only  shortlisted  candidates  will be  contacted .


Deadline: 12 /08 /2013



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