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Friday 19 April 2013

Accountant - Motorcare Uganda

Job title: Accountant

Motorcare Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Kjaer Group and is the official distributor of Nissan and
BMW Vehicles in Uganda.
Motorcare invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Accountant.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance
Min. years of experience: 3 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: April 22, 2013 - 5pm
The Accountant reports to the Finance and Business Planning Manager
Job Purpose: The Accountant is responsible for financial reporting and control.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Responsible for timely production of monthly and annual financial reports
Ensure timely submission of all tax dues to the different tax authorities
Filing and submitting monthly VAT returns to the Finance Manager for approval and eventually to URA
Preparation of financial statements and files for external audit exercise.
Responsible for provision of information to external auditors during statutory audits.
Ensure that entries are correctly captured into the accounting system i.e. check all for accuracy.
Verifying voucher postings and petty cash balances as per physical cash/cheque payments daily.
Ensure proper maintenance and accounting for petty cash i.e. ensure that petty cash is available to support required payments, that petty cash is paid out to the right persons in the right amounts and all petty cash is properly accounted for and supported before any reimbursement is done
Carry out monthly checks on over dues (debtors) together with the credit controller that are more than one month and report to Finance Manager for next course of action.
Must possess an accounting degree from a recognized Institution, a professional qualification in Accounting is a MUST and must have experience of reporting of at least three years in a profit making organization
Must possess Financial reporting skills.
Must be computer literate.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and time management to beat deadlines
Candidate must exhibit Professionalism and be a team player.
Contact/How to apply:
Suitable candidates should send their CVs and Academic documents to: The Human Resource Manager,
Motorcare Uganda, P.O Box 12704, Kampala.

FINANCE MANAGER - Radio Sapientia


Radio Sapientia Limited is a company wholly owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference, an umbrella organization for all the Catholic Bishops in Uganda. It operates a radio from its headquarters within the complex of the Catholic Secretariat at Nsambya.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: April 29, 2013 - 5pm
Reports to: Managing Director
The Finance Manager is a member of management reporting directly to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year renewable contract. Main Purpose of the job:
To safeguard Company’s assets by developing and maintaining an effective finance and accounting function.
To maintain accurate financial and accounting records and provide the Board of Directors and management with reports and information for performance evaluation, planning and decision making.
Duties and responsibilities:
Planning, supervising and coordinating all activities in the finance department and providing professional and administrative guidance and advice to management.
Receiving, interpreting and executing all finance decisions made by the Board of Directors and as directed by the Managing Director.
Compiling annual estimates and, through the Managing Director, presenting to the Board of Directors for approval.
Preparing statements showing the Company’s performance and financial position.
Developing and maintaining an efficient system of budgetary control.
Maintaining all accounting and financial data and systems necessary to record all transactions of the Company in accordance with generally accepted international accounting standards and the provisions of the Companies Act.
Ensuring that all accounting procedures and documents are adhered to safe guard Company’s assets.
Ensuring that all revenues dues to the company are properly recorded, banked and accounted for.
Ensuring that all expenditures are properly and genuinely authorized and accounted for.
Ensuring that Government taxes are paid on time and other statutory deductions made at the source are properly accounted for and paid.
Appraising all proposed capital projects and investments.
Preparing and presenting the financial statements.
Ideal candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, be innovative and of high moral character and integrity.
Should possess a degree in finance and accounting.
Should be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda or other recognized professional Accountancy body.
A postgraduate degree or diploma in business administration will be an added advantage.
Should possess computer skills relevant to the job.
Should have relevant working experience of at least five (5) years of which three (3) should be in a managerial position in a medium sized company.
Contact/How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above specifications should submit their applications, CV and copies of certificates and testimonials to: The Managing Director Radio Sapientia Limited Catholic Secretariat, Nsambya P O. Box 29994, KAMPALA



The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) identifies synergies and promotes the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). DELC also encourages inter linkages between UNEP's programme and those of MEAs.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Kenya
City / Location: Nairobi
Job category: Project/Program Management
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Required languages: English French
Minimum degree: Masters degree
Closing date: June 16, 2013 - 10am
1. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects. etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
2. Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
3. Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
4. Assist in policy development, including the review the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies etc.
5. Undertakes survey initiatives, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
6. Prepares various written outputs.
7. Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences.
8. Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars etc. makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
9. Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
10. Coordinates activities related to budget and funding and prepares related documents/reports.
11. Performs other duties as required
Professionalism – Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Resource Efficient Production. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems and challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Planning and Organizing - Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and action plans, identify priority activities, work under pressure within tight deadlines and deliver outputs, monitor own work plan in a multi priority environment, foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning, uses time efficiently.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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Youth Advisor - ActionAid International Uganda

Job title: Youth Advisor, Kampala

ActionAid International Uganda (AAIU) seeks an Advisor specified in the areas of YOUTH and GOVERNANCE to help improve the quality of public education for children and support youth to become drivers of change towards a poverty-free planet.
AAIU has national coverage through its Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) in ten districts. The Youth Advisor will work closely with the LRPs and the Youth in all districts. AAIU Human Rights Based Approach emphasis the building of civic competence to challenge injustices, empower the youth to practice their roles and responsibilities and be able to demand the fulfillment of human rights from their leaders.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 4 years
Minimum degree: Masters degree
Closing date: April 23, 2013 - 5pm
Key result areas:
Build capacity in developing programs, planning and implementation of youth and children friendly focused interventions
Support the development of advocacy strategies to champion the youth agenda
Develop and enhance policy engagement and strategic development in the areas of governance and civic participation
Help strengthening meaningful participation of the youth in interventions at the LRP level to national, regional and global campaigns
Required qualifications:
Master's Degree in any social sciences, development studies or similar qualification
At least 4 years relevant experience working with youth development issues in developing countries
Good at Campaigns and advocacy with proven experience of managing and implementing successful campaigns with youth and other special interest groups
Experience of working with youth programmes (ideally in at least one area of youth in design, implementation and/or M&E)
Profound research, advocacy & lobby skills with knowledge on the use of ICTS, Social media for mobilization and advocacy
Strong strategic, research and policy analysis skills
Contact/How to apply:
All applications must include a letter of motivation and an updated CV should be forwarded by email to advisor2@ms.dk with a subject line: Application for AAIU Youth Advisor position.

Health Programme Specialist - UNICEF

Job title: Health Programme Specialist (System Strengthening)

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: April 24, 2013 - 5pm
Vacancy No: E-VN-2013-000657
Region: ESARO
Job Level: P-3
Position#: 00082964
Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance of the Chief of CSD/Alive, you will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Health, Nutrition and WASH information systems.
Key Expected Results
1. Assists government authorities to plan and organize capacity building of the Child Survival/Alive programme. Identifies training needs for the purpose of system strengthening, capacity building and sustainability of the programme.
2. Undertakes field visits to monitor use of technology for rapid reports of programme activities, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of programme/projects.
3. Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programme/projects. Participates in meetings with Ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
4. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis.
5. Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates health and nutrition programme activities. Analyzes and evaluates data and takes corrective action when necessary, to meet health and nutrition programme objectives.
6. Prepares the sectoral documents for the Country Programme Document (CPD) and Plans of Action.
7. Participates in the development of the work plan, and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff to manage and implement projects.
8. Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to Senior Programme Officer or Representative as required
9. Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and advocate programme development.
10. Writes programme/project status reports required for management Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
11. Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in computerized programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
-Advanced university degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.*
-Five years of relevant work experience in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.
-Fluency in English required and another UN language an advantage. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
-A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
-Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
-Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
-Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
-Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
-Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
-Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
-Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
-Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
-Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
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