Technical Officer Job Vacancy at World Health Organization (WHO) in Uganda

Job Title: Technical Officer TOB

Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR37

Grade: P3

Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Duration of contract:  Six (06) months

(26 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HPR - Health Promotion (AF/HPR)

To provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Description of duties:
The incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties:
Support workshops on various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda and Zambia) in the Region.

Provide technical assistance on tobacco economics and taxations issues to government officials including Ministry of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health (MoH) officials from selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organisations including the East African Community and the Economic Community of West African States (UEMOA).

Support the strengthening of South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies. This will include working with the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA).

Assist the Regional Advisor for Tobacco Control in AFRO, and the Senior Project Officer in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.

Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.
Essential: University Degree in economics or public finance.

Desirable: Masters or equivalent university degree in economics of public finance. .
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to motivate, guide and develop other capacities at national level
Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages.
Essential: At least 5 years of experience teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco. Knowledge and experience in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on indirect tax policies in government or academia.

Desirable: Experience in working in countries in Africa is an asset.
Experience in teaching or working in the area of tobacco taxation or indirect taxes.

Excellent knowledge of English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56,091 at single rate
US$ 60,091 with primary dependants     Post Adjustment: 32.2 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 10/09/2013

Jobs at IREX in Uganda - Advocacy Specialist

Job Title: Advocacy Specialist, Uganda Rights of Rule of Law Activity
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society
Reports To: Chief of Party

Position Summary
IREX seeks an Advocacy Specialist to assist in implementing an expected USAID-funded rule of law program in Uganda. The program goal is to empower Ugandans to demand and assert their rights, and help increase the capacity of duty bearers to provide rights. The project will address three major areas: supporting an independent judiciary; fostering advocacy; and advancing the flow of information, including through media.

The position is contingent on funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Responsible for the provision and oversight of technical direction and assistance in support of improved technical, financial, and human resource capacity of participant civil society organizations
• Promote effective advocacy for promotion of human rights and equal access to justice
• Support both state and non-state efforts aimed at upholding both human rights and rule of law
• Support civic efforts as a viable check on usurping of human rights and rule of law
• Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and key stakeholders
• Represent IREX and support its organizational development

• A bachelor’s degree in law, political science, social policy or in a related social science discipline
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in advocacy and civil society engagement with a particular focus on building the capacity of indigenous community groups in advocacy and engagement
• Must have at least 2 years of technical experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders including the judiciary, CSOs, and adjudication institutions in a developing country
• Demonstrated experience in civil society engagement in Uganda
• Demonstrated team player with visionary leadership
• Experience working with USG supported projects
• Experience in mentoring, coaching and skills transfer
• Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English

How to Apply:

Deadline: 30/08/2013

Jobs at The QED Group in Uganda - Finance, M&E and Knowledge Management Specialists

Job Title: Finance, M&E and Knowledge Management Specialists / Assistants (Ugandan nationals)

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation.  We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

QED currently seeks Ugandan national candidates for its ongoing USAID-funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project. Positions listed below will be long-term (five years) and based in Kampala. An undergraduate degree, excellent written and spoken English, and experience with USAID or other donor-funded development projects required.

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide administrative and/or technical support for Uganda MEL reporting to sr. M&E and knowledge management staff and the Deputy Chief of Party.

Key Qualifications

• Finance Manager:   BA in administration, finance or related field; advanced degree preferred; 8+ yrs experience including budgeting, accounting, grants management and subcontracting for large USAID projects.

• Knowledge Management/Organizational Learning Specialist:    BA in relevant field, 5+yrs experience in knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL); including managing knowledge-sharing and learning events.  Experience developing learning networks, facilitating donor, government and stakeholder coordination, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data desirable.

• M&E Assistant:   BA, 3+yrs experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), providing administrative and logistical support, data analysis and research. Familiarity with USAID M&E policies and procedures desired.

• KM/OL Assistant:    BA, 3+yrs experience in KM and OL, event management, and developing training modules and online content.  Familiarity with USAID learning agenda desired.

How to Apply:
To apply to this position please click the “Apply Now” link and follow the application instructions below.

1. Submit your current resume and cover letter.

2. Complete and submit the attached 1420 biodata sheet.

3. Complete and submit the attached Voluntary Self-ID Form.

Applications submitted by other means will not be considered. Please note only finalists will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Accessibility Notice: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Deadline: 18/08/2013

Jobs at Futures Group in Uganda - Qualitative Data Collection Consultant

Job Title: Qualitative Data Collection Consultant, Uganda
Location:     Uganda
Job Code:     620
# of Openings:     1

Company Profile

Futures Group, the global consulting firm, helps to protect and promote people’s well-being around the world. For 40 years, Futures Group has created lasting solutions to some of the most pressing public health challenges facing nations. We predict future health and development trends, uncover barriers to well-being, and forge on-the-ground partnerships to ensure lasting change.

Position Summary:

Futures Group is seeking a short term Qualitative Data Collection Specialist based in Uganda to support the implementation of a public health program assessment that involves conducting focus groups and interviews in community based settings. The Qualitative Data Collection Specialist will be responsible for traveling to field sites to collect in-depth interviews and focus group discussions in line with the established protocol, supervising the note-taker, and collaborating with the research team based in the United States. Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.


    Conduct in-depth interviews with program officers and community authorities
    Moderate focus group discussions with community level workers
    Hold debriefing sessions with Futures Group staff
    Supervise note-taker in transcription of data


    5 years of professional experience in related field
    Experience working with program financed by international donors, preferably USAID
    Master’s degree in public health or community health, international development, monitoring and evaluation or other related field preferred
    Proven experience conducting in-depth interviews and focus group discussions
    Experience with HIV/AIDS or orphans and vulnerable children programs

Remuneration in accordance with salary history and certified credentials.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following to Lacee Monte,,
    An updated CV
    Statement of Claims against the Selection Criteria
    Two references related specifically to work in conducting interviews and focus groups

Please state “Qualitative Data Collection Consultant - UGANDA” in the subject line of the email and indicate where you first saw this advertisement.

Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Closing Date; 23/08/2013

Jobs at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Uganda - Quality Assurance Team Lead

Job Title: Quality Assurance Team Lead

Vacancy code VA/2013/B5004/3796

Level ICS-9
Department/office GPSO, Development Group
Duty station Entebbe, Uganda
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level NOB
Duration One Year
Application period 14-Aug-2013 to 04-Sep-2013

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

Background Information - UNOPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Development Group Cluster

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

Background information - DFS

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

DFS has implemented a range of systems to address the principal requirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhance the processes DFS undertakes.

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

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the QA/Business Systems Analyst, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

    Coordinate project activities for globally dispersed teams;
    Define project vision, including project viability, assumptions, scope, constraints, interdependencies and timeline for delivery
    Develop, document and execute detailed project work plans and manage project scope, schedule and budget
    Actively manage and mitigate project risks and issues as appropriate
    Monitor and measure project progress and prepare project reports as required by UNOPS methodology
    Effectively communicate relevant project information to project stakeholders, senior management and project team
    Identify resources and skill-set required, manage daily activities of project team and assign individual responsibilities
    Plan and execute change management activities to ensure efficient transition into Operations and utilization of project deliverables by the business 
    Evaluate approaches and methodologies employed by project teams and organizational units and make recommendations regarding industry standards and best practices;
    Develop and maintain quality management as an integrated part of project management;
    Determine appropriate quality management standards and tools based on industry standards and best practices such as CoBIT, ISO 9000 and ITIL;
    Conduct business risk assessment, process and project compliance audits, diagnostic reviews, and gap analysis of ICT control frameworks against industry best practices;
    Work with UNOPS senior managers in developing quality assurance metrics for performance improvement of offshore teams and take a lead in enforcing them.
    Prepare authoritative advice and guidance on the application and operation of various quality controls relevant to information systems management;
    Lead in defining key quality attributes and setting measurable quality goals for both in house and offshore teams;
    Plan and implement quality-related activities such as defect detection, correction and prevention;
    Oversee execution of processes that contribute to quality assurance and all quality-related project activities;
    Conduct quality control on compliance with approved project management methodology for all software development projects
    Assist in analyzing project portfolio progress according to plans, requirements, quality measures, standards and processes;
    Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism - Strong theoretical background and knowledge of information technology/information management best practice implementation in the field of quality management, service management and ICT governance. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including familiarity with software development lifecycle and the implementation and support of complex information ICT systems and projects. Strong theoretical background and practical knowledge of project management. Thorough understanding of multiple functional areas related to complex projects and the ability to identify business process improvements, along with system improvements, through the use of technology.

Client Orientation -  Ability to identify and analyse requirements and develop appropriate project management and quality assurance strategies and solutions to meet the business needs. Ability to see quality through the eyes of the client.

Planning and Organizing - Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.  Ability to lead a project team to completion and provide technical guidance to staff.

Communications - Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Ability to effectively prepare specifications and other written reports/documentation in a clear and concise style. Ability to communicate with various levels of technical experience (developers/ operations/ end users/ management / support staff). Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical concepts and recommendations to both technical and non-technical staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of business representatives and management. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with a level of professionalism and integrity.

Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or in field related to the post description.  A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience in information technology may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree. Additional qualifications/certifications in any of the following is highly desirable: ISO 9000, ITIL, PRINCE2 Practitioner or PMP, CMM,CoBIT or Audit (e.g CISA).

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in best practice implementation, including experience in developing and overseeing institutional service management, quality assurance management or ICT governance programmes. In-depth understanding of quality assurance management principles, processes and industry standards and the implementation of quality assurance processes in a large heterogeneous environment. Experience in coordinating the design, implementation, operations and maintenance of complex information systems;Must have solid programme/project management skills.

Language: Fluency in the English language is a requirement for the post.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: FTA
Contract level: NO-B
Contract duration: One Year

Additional Considerations

    Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 

How to Apply:

Deadline: 03/09/2013

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