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Monday, December 27, 2010

ILRI Job: Site Coordinators Job Vacancy Recruitments: January 2011- International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Careers: Recruitment for Site Coordinators Job Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI is seeking to recruit 3 site coordinators (1 person per site) for a new project on dairy cattle genetics in East Africa to oversee and conduct data collection at farm and community levels. The project aims at identifying appropriate genotypes for smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya and Uganda, and best mechanisms for their delivery. Data will be collected at different levels (community, farm and animal) and at different points of time as animals will be monitored over an 18-month period. The site coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all project activities at site level.
ILRI Site Coordinators

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist project team identify and select farms and cows to be included in the project and study;
  • Supervise baseline survey data collection, and data entry by the survey enumerators;
  • Collect and enter monitoring data from about 150 households in each site;
  • Organize and lead community focus group discussions and provide feedback to farmers.

ILRI Site Coordinators

Key Requirements

  • Degree in veterinary medicine/ animal science or related field
  • Excellent understanding of smallholders dairy systems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Access, email)
  • Attention to details
  • Experience working in a team
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Resident within or nearby project sites (or ready to live there)
  • Available full time for the next 18 months

Project sites: These are 3 positions to be based in Mbale, Masaka and Wakisu ("Bubusi")

Applications:
Applicants should send a cover letter stating preferred site, curriculum vitae, expected monthly consultancy fee and the names and addresses (including telephone, and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant's professional qualifications and work experience to email: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 15 January 2011.
The position title and reference "SITE COORDINATORS - CONSULTANTS" should be clearly marked in the subject line of the email applications. Only online applications will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted. These positions are open to Ugandan nationals only.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Child Protection Specialist Job Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Careers: Recruitment for Child Protection Specialist Job Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist L4
(Temporary Appointment)


Company: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF is an International organisation mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
Closing date: 05 Jan 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala
The purpose of the Temporary Assignment is to provide technical support to UNICEF Uganda in its role of Secretariat for the UN Child Protection Focal Point system for cross-border coordination in LRA affected countries (Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda). The objective of this UN Child Protection Focal Point system is to enhance cross-border coordination and information sharing amongst UN Offices across the four countries affected by grave child rights violations committed by the LRA, including killing and maiming of children, abductions, recruitment and grave sexual violence.
The UN CP Focal Point for Uganda will coordinate on information exchange and cooperation in line with established standards and procedures to address grave child rights violations committed by the LRA. The incumbent of the post will work in close collaboration with the UNICEF Uganda Child Protection team, the UNICEF Regional Office (ESARO) as well as UNICEF Headquarter to:
I. Serve as a primary point of contact within Uganda on grave child rights violations committed by the LRA and serve as a first point of contact for coordination with relevant military and non-military stakeholders for care and potential cross-border repatriation and family reunification of children escaped, released or rescued from the LRA in line with the Operational Plan for Cross Border Repatriation, Care and Reunification of Children escaped or rescued from the LRA in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda, and related Guiding Principles (October 2009)
II. Contribute to the development of regional and cross-border strategies on monitoring, reporting, responding to and preventing grave child rights violations committed by the LRA across the affected countries and share real-time information related thereto.
3. Description of assignment and tasks
Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection Section, and in collaboration with Child Protection Specialist in Uganda CO, UNICEF Regional Office and UNICEF Headquarter, the candidate will carry out the following tasks:
Objective 1: To ensure a coordinated response to the cross-border return and repatriation of children and women associated with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Southern Sudan and Uganda.
Task
1.1 Contribute to the implementation and the regular updating of the Operational Plan for Cross Border Repatriation, Care and Reunification of Children escaped or rescued from the LRA in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda; and related Guiding Principles (October 2009).
End Product/deliverables
1.1 (a) Documents showing the structure of the coordination mechanisms and the roles and responsibilities of the different actors and information flow in Uganda and with the three other countries affected by LRA.
1.1 (b) Initiate periodic updating of the Operational Plan and related Guiding Principles
Task
1.2 To strengthen the existing coordination mechanisms within Uganda through streamlining the convening and information sharing process as well as the roles and responsibilities between the various actors to support the repatriation, reception and reinsertion of children formerly associated with the LRA.
End Product/deliverables
1.2 (a) 2009 Cross-border Operational plan is owned by government, Uganda People's Defense Forces, the UPDF - Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, the Amnesty Commission and child protection stakeholders
Task
1.3 Contribute to the Operationalization of the UPDF Standard Operating Procedures for Reception and hand over of children separated from the LRA.
End Product/Deliverables
1.3 (a) Basic guidelines for referral mechanisms between the Government and Child Protection agencies on care and protection of children associated with armed forces and groups developed (short document with simple and concise flow chart).
1.3 (b) Dissemination of and training on UPDF SoP including participation in informal briefs on policies regarding reception and hand-over of children and women with all operational commanders during the pre-deployment phase.
1.3 (c) Dissemination of materials to UPDF operational units in the field is done in conjunction with UNICEF- Sudan, UNICEF-DRC and UNICEF - CAR.
1.3 (d)Serve as the primary point of contact with the UPDF and CMI military hierarchy in Uganda.
Objective 2: Contribute to the development of a regional and cross-border strategy on monitoring, reporting, responding to and preventing grave child rights violations committed by the LRA across the affected countries and share real-time information related thereto;
Task
2.1 Contribute to the development of joint advocacy messages for use with national governments, groupings of Member States (e.g. EU, AU), Permanent Missions to the UN, political and peacekeeping departments within the UN system, and other influential actors (e.g. World Bank)
End Product/deliverables
2.1 (a) Joint advocacy messages for use with national governments, groupings of Member States (e.g. EU, AU), Permanent Missions to the UN, political and peacekeeping departments within the UN system, and other influential actors (e.g. World Bank) are developed.
Task
2.2 Contribute to the preparation of a harmonized sub-section on LRA cross-border activities in the country Global Horizontal Notes (GHNs), consistent with the related sub-sections in the other country GHNs, to be transmitted to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) by the respective country level Task Forces on MRM for onward submission to the Security Council Working Group (SCWG);
End Product/Deliverables
2.2 (a) Serve as the primary point of contact between the UN CP focal points and UNICEF HQ and OSRSG/CAAC for making requests and/or sharing updates.
2.2 (b) Information provided by the four UN Child Protection focal points in CAR, DRC, Sudan and Uganda is coordinated, collated, analysed and recommendations are made for bi-monthly reports as well as for inputs to the annual SG's report on Cross border Child Protection Concerns.
Task
2.3 Provide input to the new annual Secretary-General's report on Cross-border Child Protection Concerns, building information gathered by and shared amongst the four UN CP Focal Points with additional emphasis on cross-border analysis and recommendations.
End Product/Deliverables
2.3 (a) Inputs for the section on cross-border LRA activities in bi-monthly country GHNs are harmonized.
2.3 (b) Regular teleconferences amongst the UN CP Focal Points are initiated.
2.3 (c) Regional meetings are organised in Kampala every 3-4 months or as necessary.
Required Qualifications
Education: Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences preferably in Anthropology, Social Development or International Laws or other related field.
Work Experience:

  • 8 years of professional (incl. management, coordination and technical guidance) work experience in programming for children affected by armed conflict
  • Thorough understanding of the issues and complexities of child protection in emergencies
  • Ability to analyse, synthesise information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders
  • Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other organizations working coordination and collation of information, analysis nd recommendations
  • Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system; ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.
  • Capacity to manage various tasks simultaneously in planning, implementing, and monitoring a complex project over an extended period.
  • Working experience in developing countries.

Competency Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Leading
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise ]

iv) Technical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of programming for preventing and responding to children associated with armed forces and groups and of UNICEF Global and Regional priorities and strategies in related area.

Language:
Fluency in oral and written English is essential; knowledge of French language is an advantage.
Other skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, high-level report-writing skills
How to apply

  • This is a Temporary Appointment for a period of one year.
  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume Via email to: ugderecruit@unicef.org or to cayado@unicef.org by 05 January 2011.
Reference Code: RW_8CD7XK-48

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Epicentre Uganda Jobs: Recruitment for Director Research Base Job Vacancy (Mbarara): Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Vacancy at Epicentre Career Uganda: Recruitment for Director Research Base Job Vacancy (Mbarara): Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Closing Date: Friday, 21 January 2011

Job Title:
Director Research Base

Company: Epicentre

Epicentre is a non-profit organisation created in 1987 by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which groups health professionals specialised in public health and epidemiology. In 1996, Epicentre became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases.

Closing date: 21 Jan 2011

Location: Uganda - Mbarara

Epicentre carries out operational research studies, mainly within MSF movement from its headquarters in Paris, satellites in Geneva, Brussels and London, and two field research bases in Mbarara, Uganda, and Maradi, Niger. Further, Epicentre offers its expertise to organisations requesting short-term field epidemiological studies in developing countries.

Within the scope of clinical research, Epicentre focuses on infectious diseases, particularly malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, African trypanosomiasis, bacterial meningitis, measles, diarrheal diseases, and hemorrhagic fevers.

Context

In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research base in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region. In 1997, Epicentre conducted its first survey on shigella resistance in Mbarara. The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements, on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa. To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A full-time experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Base (EMRB). After a period characterized by research projects mainly oriented toward clinical trials on malaria, our research activity has been recently extended to include projects on tuberculosis, infectious diseases in children and HIV/AIDS.

The Mbarara research base is located in Mbarara Municipality, a town of 69,000 persons located 300 km South-West to Kampala. Mbarara District has a population of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, and is mainly rural. The main health facility is Mbarara National Referral Hospital which is also a teaching hospital for the MUST. This is the referral hospital for the Western region of Uganda with a capacity of 240 beds. The research base is structured into several departments: administration, logistics, laboratory, data management.
Epicentre Uganda Director Research Base
General Responsibilities and Position

Under the supervision of Epicentre's Clinical Research Director, the Director of the Epicentre Mbarara Research Base will:

* represent Epicentre in Uganda
* manage the EMRB with the coordination team
* lead the research strategy

Principal activities

1. Representation of Epicentre in Uganda

The Director is the representative of Epicentre in Uganda. He/she will in Uganda:

* be responsible for the respect of Epicentre ethic and values
* ensure that the projects are coherent with the overall Epicentre vision
* coordinate the implementation of the scientific communication strategy
* maintain good relationships with national Ugandan authorities and international institutions
* promote scientific collaborations with the “Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)” and other academic institutions
* represent Epicentre during official and institutional meetings and present Epicentre activity and strategy when needed
* participate to the various Epicentre / MSF / working group meetings when needed.

2. Management of the EMRB

The Director is responsible for the overall organization of the management of the EMRB and is in charge of a smooth communication between EMRB and Epicentre HQ.

He/she is assisted by a Management Committee composed of the administration coordinator, the laboratory coordinator and the logistic coordinator. In collaboration with them, he/she will:

* ensure that the human resources (expatriates and national staff) are adequately recruited in terms of skills and qualifications, properly trained to fulfil their tasks
* coordinate the annual individual reviews and establish the training and continuing education plan
* be in charge of the health policy of the staff, comprising insurance policy, infection control plan (implemented and followed) and professional health plan
* be responsible of the respect of the study budgets, participate to the external funding raising when necessary and negotiation with the sponsors / funds providers, be responsible of the respect of the agreement/contract applications
* be responsible for the data management strategy
* ensure that the lab techniques are implemented in accordance with the research strategy
* ensure that the security level is properly adapted to the situation and security measures deployed in due time
* ensure the adequation of the logistic support to the EMRB and the studies.

3. Leadership of the research strategy and research projects

He/she will:

* constitute and chair the Steering Committee of EMRB
* lead the assessment of the research-related needs at the different levels (local, national and international)
* participate to the analysis of research priorities by liaising with the technical advisors (from Epicentre HQ or working groups) and by seeking other expertise when required
* develop a 2-year research plan with his/her colleagues from Epicentre HQ and MUST and with the guidance of the EMRB Steering Committee and coordinate its implementation
* follow the scientific literature and keep updated in the scope of the research agenda of the EMRB
* translate the research priorities identified into operational / financial / human resources /logistic terms
* participate with his/her colleagues to the writing of concept notes and research proposals
* ensure with the investigators that the clinical research projects follow the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory practices (GLP)
* coordinate the various components of the annual strategy review and review the final report and presentation
* review all scientific communication from the EMRB.

Candidate requirements

Mandatory

* Medical Doctor
* Clinical or epidemiological research academic level : MSc, MPH, PhD
* Previous professional experience of research in developing countries
* Knowledge or clinical experience in infectious diseases
* Fluent in English (written and oral)
* Good communication and negotiation skills
* Willing to work and live in remote setting

Assets/Plus

* Previous experience of management/direction/coordination of a research team
* Intermediate knowledge in biostatistics, in use of a statistical software such as Stata and modern tools in database development, data management, able to provide supervision
* Previous experience in legal and budget negotiation, agreements writing with academic research institutions

Conditions

* Field MSF/Epicentre Status
* Duration: 24 months
* Expected starting period: between 1st March and 1st September 2011
* Place: Mbarara, UGANDA

How to apply

Please send your CV, a list of your publications and a research summary (less than 5 pages) by e-mail to
nathalie.guerineau@epicentre.msf.org

Deadline of application : January 21st 2011

For additional information, please contact Jean-François Etard :
jean-francois.etard@epicentre.msf.org

Reference Code: RW_8CDDPS-57

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Friday, December 24, 2010

AIRTEL Uganda Jobs: Recruitment for Credit Control Analyst Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Vacancy at AIRTEL Careers Uganda: Recruitment for Credit Control Analyst Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job titlte : CREDIT CONTROL ANALYST
Company Name : AIRTEL UGANDA
Company Profile : Airtel one of the leading telecoms is in need of A CREDIT CONTROL ANALYST
Job Description :
Responsible to: CREDIT CONTROL MANAGER
Job Purpose
Airtel Uganda Credit Control Analyst
: Responsible for the preparation of credit control financial reports in line with company policies and processes regarding credit control.

Aid the credit control team in achievement of credit collection targets by providing accurate information on outstanding debt and managing the dunning process.

Key Result Areas

• Recommend credit collection targets for the team and time period and share these with credit Control Manager

• Prepare scripts of customer numbers for debt collection for outbound and telesales teams • Prepare month end reporting on debt collection Vis a Vis targets and make recommendations for improvement.

• Anticipate developments in credit collection and highlight accounts that require special attention.

• Maintains accurate individual measurement and track Credit Controller’s performance statistics

• Continually review the performance of client accounts and recommends the review of usage limits/cancellation of facilities as required

• Prepares regular and timely management reports relating to debt collection and credit control aimed at bringing about improved debt management and control

• Receive credit vetting requests from sales and vets the applications in line with credit vetting policy

• Carry out weekly and monthly reconciliations with Finance on the outstanding debt and collections made.

Airtel Uganda Credit Control Analyst
Experience : 1 (Years)
Job Type : Full Time
Industry Type : IT/Telecom
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Audit
Location : Kampala Uganda
Skill Set : You have

• University degree (Finance or B.Com)

• Basic accounting knowledge

• Minimum 1 years of working experience

• Exposure to a credit control function

• Business focused

• Strong analytical skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Sets high personal standards and is goal oriented • Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing
How to Apply:

Please note

• Attach copies of all academic documents.

• Soliciting of influence of any nature will lead to an automatic disqualification.

• This position attracts a competitive remuneration package, but only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants who do not hear from us within 3 weeks from closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV’s with a day phone contact addressed and an email address to – The Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Manager.

Closing date: 30th December 2010.
Address : PLOT 40, JINJA ROAD,P.O.BOX: 6771
Apply Before Date : 30 Dec 201

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Government of Uganda O’level Job Vacancy Recruitments: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Vacancies at Kapchorwa District Local Government (Government of Uganda) Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacancies that exist in Kapchorwa District Local Government. Applications should be submitted in triplicate on PSC Form 3 (Revised 2008) or ESC form 3 (1998), whichever is applicable. Please quote the reference number of the post applied for. The forms may be obtained from the Secretary District Service Commission Kapchorwa, Offices of other District Service Commissions, or Public Service Commission/Education Service Commission in Kampala. Handwritten applications with detailed CVs/resumes are also acceptable. Candidates should attach photocopies of their certificates or testimonials together with three passport size photographs. Serving officers should route their applications through their Heads of Departments/Institutions who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delays. Applications must be submitted to the Secretary, District Service Commission, P.O Box 2, Kapchorwa not later than 5.00 pm on Friday 21st January 2011
Job Title:
Porter
Ref: K/DSC/156/25/2010
Salary Scale: U8
Age limit: 20 – 45 years
Vacancies: 2
Terms: Probation
Qualifications:
● Must have at least an O’level certificate or its equivalent.
● Must be ready to carry out odd tasks.
● Must be energetic and active.

Note:

This is just one of the vacancies advertized to see all Click Here

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Agricultural Advisory Service Provider Job Vacancy Recruitments in Uganda, December 2010

Job Vacancy for Agricultural Advisory Service Provider: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Title: Agricultural Advisory Service Provider.
Duty Station: Pingire, Kadungulu, Kyere, Kateta, Olio, Atiira, Labori and Bugondo Sub counties.

Reports to: Chairman sub county farmer’s forum through the sub county NAADS coordinator.
Agricultural Advisory Service Provider
Duties and responsibilities:
- To advise and provide information and knowledge on improved farming and agricultural practices.

- To disseminate and develop farmer skills on management of improved agricultural technologies.

- To provide information on marketing and trading activities, input supply, storage and product processing.
Agricultural Advisory Service Provider
Qualifications:
Diploma from a recognized institution in either agriculture, livestock management (Vet), fisheries or entomology.

Experience:

- Experience standard computer packages is required.

- Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.

How to apply;
A hand written application with detailed curriculum vitae, two passport size photographs, names addresses of two reference, day time telephone contacts of applicants and photocopies of all academic testimonials should be submitted to the office of the sub county chief during working hours.
Deadline: 29 Dec, 2010

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Drivers Wanted for Employment (Kitido)-Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Vacancy for Drivers in Kitido Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Title: Drivers – G2

Duty Station: Kitido

Starting Date: Early 2011

Duties and responsibilities:

- Provision of reliable and secure driving services.

- Driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.

- Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.

- Expected to keep all required documents including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory , map of the city/ country, first aid kit, necessary for spare parts.
Drivers – G2
Qualifications:
- Secondary Education, Valid Driver’s license.

- Thorough knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, skills in carrying out minor vehicle repairs and maintenance .

- Ability to operate mobile radio communication equipment will be added advantage,

- Minimum of 2 years work experience as a driver.

- Good geographical knowledge of the country.

- Fluency in English, and the local language of the duty station/district will be added advantage.
Drivers – G2
How to apply;

A hand-written application letter, detailed UN P11 form a CV, copy of a valid driving licence and academic certificates.

Head Office OHCHR Uganda

P.O Box 7184,

Plot 12A Baskerville Avenue , Kololo

Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 04 Jan, 2011

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World Vision Uganda Gender and Development Specialist Job Vacancy Recruitments: Jobs in Uganda, December, 2010

Job Vacancy at World Vision Careers Uganda: Recruitments for Gender and Development Specialist: Jobs in Uganda, December, 2010

Job Title: Gender and Development Specialist.

Duty Station: National Office, Kampala

Reports to: Associate Director, Advocacy.
World Vision Uganda Gender and Development Specialist
Duties and responsibilities:

- Conduct Gender and Development research and produce reports.

- Implementation of the GAD Strategy in the ADPs and Clusters supported.

- Build staff and community capacity for gender advocacy.

- Develop and disseminate guidelines and tools for gender integration / mainstreaming.
World Vision Uganda Gender and Development Specialist
Requirements:
- A University degree in Social Science, Women, Gender and Development, Law and / or a related field of study.

- Excellent understanding of Gender and a strong awareness of current gender issues, human rights and advocacy training.

- Excellent interpersonal and excellent ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

- At least 5 years of experience and skills in networking with local and international NGOs and agencies, ministry of level partners, faith-based organizations.

- Able to travel extensively throughout Uganda.

How to apply;
Contact: Human Resource Manager

World Vision Uganda,

P.O Box 5319,Kampala

Plot 15 B Nakasero Road,

Email:
wvujobswvi.org

Deadline: 24 Dec, 2010

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Job Vacancy in Uganda: Service Provider for Development of Higher level farmers organizations-December 2010

Job Title: Service Provider for Development of Higher level farmers organizations.

Contract: 6 months

Duties and responsibilities:

To fully develop the capacity of HLFOs in the district in the context of Agricultural commercialization.

Qualifications:

A minimum of Bachelors degree in Development studies, Social works and social administration, Human resource management and Microfinance.

How to apply;

Applications and proposals to be sent to the office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Serere.

Deadline : 29 Dec, 2010

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Job Vacancy in Uganda: Farmer Institutional Development Service Provider-December 2010

Job Title: Farmer Institutional Development Service Provider.


Duty Station: Pingire, Kadungulu, Kyere, Kateta, Olio, Atiira, Labori and Bugondo Sub counties.

Reports to: Chairman sub county farmer’s forum through the sub county NAADS coordinator.

Contract: 3 months

Farmer Institutional Development Service Provider
Duties and responsibilities:

- Train farmers on Governance, empowerment accountability.

- Develop the capacity of farmers in enterprise selection.

- Develop the capacity of farmer groups to link up with financial institutions.

- Train CBOs to support FID activities.

Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelors degree in Development studies. Social works and social administration, Human resource management and Microfinance.

Experience:

- 3 years experience in farmer institutional development.

- Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.


How to apply;

Applications and proposals to be sent to office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Serere.

Deadline: 29 Dec, 2010

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Agricultural Advisory Service Provider Job Vacancy in 9 Locations: Jobs in Uganda, January 2011

Job Title: Agricultural Advisory Service Provider.

Location:
Butaleja, Busolwe, Budumba, Nawanjofu, Mazimasa, Kachonga, Busaba, Naweyo, Himutu, sub counties.
Agricultural Advisory Service Provider.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Advise and provide information and knowledge to the farmers on improved methods of farming and agricultural practices on full time basis the AASP will develop work plans with the sub county farmers’ forum fro NAADS activities.

- Collection of agricultural data statistics.

- To advise and provide information to farmers on the mobilization of resources including accesses to credit.

- Pests and disease surveillance
Agricultural Advisory Service Provider.
Qualifications:
A minimum of a diploma in agriculture for crop husbandry, a diploma in veterinary for animal husbandry and a diploma n aquaculture from recognized institutions.

How to apply;
A hand written application with detailed curriculum vitae, two passport size photographs, names and day time telephone contacts, day tome telephone contact and photocopies of all academic testimonials should be submitted to the preferred sub county chief of any of the above mentioned.

Deadline: 04 Jan, 2011

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World Vision Uganda Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Vacancy Recruitments: Jobs in Uganda, December, 2010

Job Vacancy at World Vision Careers Uganda: Recruitments for Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer: Jobs in Uganda, December, 2010

Job Title: Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Duty Station: Field Offices.

Reports to: Program Manager, Cluster.
World Vision Uganda Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duties and responsibilities:
- Build the capacity of cluster and area Development Programme staff in designs, Transformational Development Indicators measurements, baselines, monitoring and evaluations.

- Facilitate pre-assessments and micro assessments for proposed assessment projects in the cluster.

- Develop and administer performance monitoring tools to track program indicators in line with the program implementation plan.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- University degree in a development discipline or related field.

- Masters degree is an added advantage.

- Relevant field experience in development, monitoring and evaluation of community-based projects.

- Ability to communicate information effectively.

- Critical thinking and analysis.

How to apply;
Contact: Human Resource Manager

World Vision Uganda,

P.O Box 5319,Kampala

Plot 15 B Nakasero Road.

Email:
wvujobswvi.org

Deadline: 24 Dec, 2010

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Job Vacancy at National Forestry Authority (NFA) Careers: Recruitment for Executive Director: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

National Forestry Authority (NFA) Recruits Executive Director: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Title: Executive Director
Job Ref : JVA 00153
Key Results Areas:
- Initiate the development and review of policies for the organization’s physical, human and financial resources.

- Ensure the proper management of the funds and property of the Authority.

- Initiate and pursue the development of the Authority’s strategic planning and identity opportunities for its commercial strengthening in line with the Authority’s vision.
National Forestry Authority (NFA) Executive Director

Qualifications:

- Honours degree in Forestry.

- Postgraduate degree in the relevant professional field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
Work experience, knowledge, skills and personal attributes:
- At least 10 years of work experience at a senior managerial level in a large or medium-sized organization in the private or public sector.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proven thorough knowledge of investment principles in a dynamic and successful concern.

- Ability to initiate and manage and change in an organization.

- proven excellent skills in administration , fundraising and lobbying.

- Good interpersonal, team building and organizational skills.

- High integrity.

Age: At least 40 years of age.

How to apply;

Contact:

The Director, Recruitment and Selection,

JAVA Consulting Ltd.

Plot 116, Bukoto Street, Kampala

P.O Box 2979, Kampala

Email:
java@javaconsult.co.ug

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UNIFEM Project Officer Job Vacancy Recruitments: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Vacancy at UNIFEM Careers: Recruitments for Project Officer: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Title: Project Officer
Location : Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline : 31-Dec-10
Additional Category: Women’s Empowerment
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 01-Mar-2011
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 8 months

UNIFEM Project Officer
II. Background
The United Nations (UN) in Uganda in collaboration with the Government of Uganda is implementing a Joint Programming on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment with current funding from DFID. The programme is being coordinated by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, Part of UN Women). The programme includes resources for strengthening strategic institutions within government in gender mainstreaming activities.
The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) is responsible for the coordination of gender mainstreaming across government, mainly through the Department for Gender and Women’s Affairs within MGLSD. The roles and responsibilities of the MGLSD in relation to gender, as laid out in the National Gender Policy, are coordination and support: Establish appropriate mechanisms for coordinating gender mainstreaming at different levels; Provide technical support on gender mainstreaming to sectors (including Gender Focal Points and Sector Working Groups), institutions, local governments, civil society and the private sector; Set standards, develop gender guidelines, disseminate and monitor their implementation; Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the National Gender Policy and gender responsive development in the country
It is in the above context that MGLSD requires the services of a Project Officer on Gender Equitable Capacity Development to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
UNIFEM Project Officer

Duties and Responsibilities.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of Gender, and in collaboration with the programme officers and staff of the Ministry, the Project Officer on Gender Equitable Capacity Development to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, hired at Service Band 4, SC level 9, will perform the following functions:
● Develop and implement an institutional and capacity development plan that considers the findings and recommendations of the participatory gender audit and related capacity assessment reports on the Ministry, to ensure that the Department of Gender technical staff has the required skills and knowledge to support gender mainstreaming in the identified sectors of the Joint Programme
● Strengthen the Gender Focal Points (GFPs) at sectoral and local government levels through the development of clear Terms of Reference (TOR) for Gender Focal Points and support for their implementation
● Design and implement gender training and mentoring programme for the gender focal points in national sector agencies
● Facilitate the harmonization of capacity development plans, training curricula and materials, monitoring and evaluation systems between the MGLSD and other sectors; viz, Finance, Agriculture, Education, the National Planning Authority, the Justice Law and Order Sector, Health and Public Services, Water and sanitation
● Assist in the conduct of gender audit of sector agencies and local governments; and in related project assessment and monitoring activities
● Coordinate gender advocacy strategies with key stakeholders from Government, Parliament, women’s groups, CSOs and the private sector to monitor the effective implementation of gender related laws and policies and address implementation gaps
● Systematize the documentation of capacity development activities and results into a compendium of validated knowledge products that will be packaged for publication and web uploading
● Develop partnerships with civil society organizations, academic institutions, and development partners with relevant work
● Prepare, consolidate and submit periodic reports in relation to the tasks above
● Work closely with UNIFEM, other collaborating UN agencies, Ministries and civil society organizations working on the Joint Programme on Gender Equality
Qualifications and Experience.
● Advanced University degree or equivalent in social sciences, development, gender or a related field
● Minimum of 7 years relevant gender and development experience in Uganda, preferably with government and/or with women’s non-governmental organizations at a senior level
● Proven track record in training or institutional capacity development especially in the area of gender, development, and women’s empowerment
Application Procedure.
Interested and qualified Ugandan Nationals are advised to apply online through:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=20640. The detailed Terms of Reference including the deliverables & competencies can be found in the link.
This vacancy is only open to Ugandan nationals.

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Program Assistant, GS-5 Job Vacancy in Moroto and Gulu: Jobs in Uganda, January, 2011

Job Title: Program Assistant, GS-5

Duty Station: Moroto and Gulu

Starting Date: Early 2011

Duties and responsibilities:

- Contribute to regular reports on activities.

- Collection, analysis and reporting on human rights information in particular on economic and social and cultural rights.

- Create and maintain a network/data bank of national partners.

Program Assistant, GS-5
Qualifications:

- Education: Secondary Education, First level University degree preferably in law, international relations or other disciplines closely to human rights.

- 5 years or relevant experience an the national or international level

- Experience in use of computers and office software and handling of web based information.


Language:

- Fluency in English, with good communication skills and drafting ability.

How to apply:

Head Office OHCHR Uganda

P.O Box 7184,

Plot 12A Baskerville Avenue , Kololo

Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 04 Jan, 2011

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National Forestry Authority (NFA) Careers: Recruitment Director, Finance and Administration Vacancy in Uganda, December 2010

National Forestry Authority (NFA) Job Vacancy: Recruitment Director, Finance and Administration Vacancy in Uganda, December 2010

Job Title: Director, Finance and Administration
Job Ref: JVA 00154
Key Results Areas:
- Develop and implement financial systems, policies and procedures that ensure adequate controls are in place in order to maintain proper books of accounts and safeguard the assets of NFA.
- Prepare annual accounts within the stipulated deadlines in accordance with National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, Government of Uganda Financial Regulations and international Financial Reporting Standards.
- Monitor financial performance on a regular basis and report to management and the Board in a timely manner.
- Ensure that financial resources are adequate to meet NFA’s commitments and submit financial reports.

National Forestry Authority (NFA) Director, Finance and Administration
Qualifications:
- A Honours degree in either Commerce, Accounting or Finances from a reputable university.

- A fully qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or CPA)

Work experience, knowledge, skills and personal attributes:
- At least 5 years experience in a commercially oriented environment at senior management level.
- Computer literate and conversant with some of the major accountancy software packages.
- Must be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral and written communication as well as presentation skills.
Age: At least 35 years of age.
How to apply;
Contact:
The Director, Recruitments and Selection,
JAVA Consulting Ltd.
Plot 116, Bukoto Street, Kampala
P.O Box 2979, Kampala
Email:
java@javaconsult.co.ug

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UNIFEM-Uganda Jobs: Recruitments for Consultant Vacancy:Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Vacancy at UNIFEM Careers-Uganda: Recruitments for Consultant Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Type of Appointment: Consultant
Job Level: SSA
Duty Station: VARIOUS
Starting Date: January 2011
Duration: 6 months
Application deadline: 31 December, 2010
UNIFEM-Uganda Consultant
UNIFEM is therefore seeking to recruit consultants with expertise in one or more of these practice areas namely; financial management through Atlas, programme management, monitoring and evaluation; and partner capacity building in financial management and programme reporting.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate under the supervision of the UNIFEM Country Programme Manager in the country, carry out the following tasks:
1. Prepare a training curriculum on Financial Management in Atlas for Country Program Managers and their OICs based on their functions as outlined in the UNIFEM Internal Control Framework.
2. Prepare lesson plans applicable to the delivery of the training. The level of training should be appropriate to assessed needs of the staff of the Country Office including those who have not previously interacted with Atlas.
3. Prepare a training curriculum on Programme Management and Monitoring and Evaluation for programme staff of the Country Office;
4. Prepare a training curriculum for UNIFEM Implementing Partners on Programme Financial Management and Reporting tailored to the assessed needs of the partners;
5. Prepare a schedule of the training programmes including their roll out in consultation with the Country Programme Manager;
6. Respond to any requests for customization of the training programme according to the needs of the Country Office and Implementing Partners;
7. Share knowledge throughout the duration of the training period on good practices in management of delivery against donor resources and donor contract requirements;
8. Prepare detailed evaluations of each participant and include recommendations for further capacity building through advanced training.
9. Submit a final report on the trainings describing the training methodology and results and recommendations for follow up training where required.
UNIFEM-Uganda Consultant

Duration and Management:
The duration of the contract is 6 months with at least 5 days of scheduled training each month and at least 5 days of follow up consultations every month(-total time 10 days per month) for a total of 60 days. The contracted individual will work under the direct supervision of the UNIFEM Country Programme Manager with support from the East and Horn of Africa Sub Regional Office in Nairobi.
Competencies:
● Communications: excellent communications and interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in the diversified work environment of the United Nations;
● Professionalism: flexibility to make ad-hoc changes as and when the need arises; ability to perform under stress; willingness to keep flexible working hours.
● Teamwork: ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as a team member, in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect.
● A self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision, with sound judgment.
Required Skills and Experience
● University Degree in relevant field.
● At least 5 years experience in financial and or programme management within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
● Demonstrated capacity to design and implement training programmes including course curriculum, materials, learning aids and lecture notes.
● Ability to foster and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment and participatory learning culture.
● Operational understanding of UNDP financial policies and procedures.
Application procedures
Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their sealed applications not later than 31 December, 2010 to:-
The Country Programme Manager
UNIFEM-Uganda
House No 16, UN Village
Nehru Avenue
Off Nakasero Road,
P O Box 7184 Kampala.
UNIFEM (part of UN Women) applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified Women and Men are encouraged to apply
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UNDP Jobs: Recruitment for Assistant Finance Officer Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Vacancies at UNDP Careers: Recruitment for Assistant Finance Officer Vacancy: Jobs in Uganda, December 2010

Job Title: Assistant Finance Officer
Location : Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline : 31-Dec-10
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 01-Feb-2011
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 8 months
UNDP Assistant Finance Officer
The Assistant Finance Officer at SB-3 SC level 7 works in close collaboration with the project teams in the Country Programme Office (CPO), UNIFEM East and Horn of Africa regional office (EHARO), UNDP Finance staff in the country, Government and civil society partners ensuring successful CPO performance in Finance.
UNDP Assistant Finance Officer
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results;
2. Ensures the tracking development and management of projects’ budgets and scrutiny of expenditure with UNIFEM project personnel focusing on achievement of the following results;
3. Ensure proper control of CPO expenditure accounts, focusing on achievement of the following results;
4. Ensures proper CPO cash management, focusing on achievement of the following results;
5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results;
6. Ensuring compliance with UNIFEM/UNDP procurement rules and regulations from finance perspective.
Qualifications and Experience
● University degree in Commerce with specialization in Finance, or Business Administration with specialization in Finance;
● Certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Certified Public Accountants (CPA), UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification, or UNDP Procurement certification is desirable.
● Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing accounting and financial management services
● Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing operational systems
● Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
● Prior experience in the UN System, preferably in UNDP Finance and good knowledge of an efficiency in use of ATLAS
Application Procedure
Interested and qualified Ugandan Nationals are advised to apply online through:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=20637.The detailed Terms of Reference including the deliverables & competencies can be found in the link.
This vacancy is only open to Ugandan nationals.

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