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Friday 24 May 2013

A Strange Money Attitude

There is a strange money attitude that many people have--many more than you might expect. It is the desire that one's neighbors make less money. Well, to be generous we could say that the desire is to make more money than one's neighbors, but that would be quite the truth, at least according to the research done.
You see, it may seem strange, and like many people we might deny this feeling, but most people would rather be richer than the people around them than have more money themselves. This requires a short explanation that start with a question: Which situation would you rather have for yourself, an income of $50,000 per year while everyone around you made $25,000, or $100,000 annual income with everyone around you making $250,000? For the sake of these hypothetical examples we assume that the prices of products and services are the same in both scenarios.
Here is the amazing truth: When researchers in the field of behavioral economics ask this question, most people prefer the first option over the second. In case you didn't get that, most humans would prefer being poorer as long as their neighbors were even poorer than them

Principal Medical Officer - District Service Commission in Lira

Job Title: Principal Medical Officer

Lira District Service Commission is recruiting qualified candidates for the vacant position above .
Key Functions
Directing clinical services and supervising their respective Heads
Accounts for medical , fiscal and other resources Diagnosing and treating patients
Coordinating the implementation of the Uganda Minimum Health information management systems
Carrying –out human resource management functions for the department
Applications must be Ugandans holding M.B.Ch.B or its equivalent plus a
Master’s Degree in either Public Health or Health Management from a recognized University .
A post graduate Diploma in Health Service Management or Public Administration is an added advantage .

How to apply
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant posts currently available in Lira Municipal Council .
Applications should be submitted on Public Service Commission Form No.3 (2008) to the Secretary , District Service Commission , P. O. Box 49, Lira to be received before time.
Application forms can be obtained from the Public Service Commission Offices , Ministries , District Service Commission Offices and Local Government headquarters. Hand written applications are also acceptable . Applicants are free to apply for a maximum of two posts .
Deadline: 30/ 05 /2013

Director - Makerere University in Kampala

Job Title: Director

Makerere University would like to recruit suitable applicants for the vacant position above .
A PhD Holder at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in any academic field with Senior Managerial University experience of at least five years at the rank of Principal , Deputy Principal , Director ,Deputy Director , Dean , Deputy Dean, Head of Department or equivalent .
Essential Skills
High degree of integrity to safeguard the intellectual property of researchers/graduate students and research funds .
Proven experience in research , publication , teaching and supervision at graduate level .
High degree of collaboration and effective promotion of graduate training and research .
Proven experience in grant writing and administration
Proficient in short-term and long-term research planning , policy development , and assessment .
Proven experience in leadership in large organizations
Highly developed oral and written communication skills

How to apply
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following post in the University . Interested candidates should submit their applications , Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts ( 3 copies each set) giving full details of applicants ‘ education , qualifications , work experience , present salary and names of three referees , plus their postal addresses. Applicants should make sure that at least two referees have forwarded references in support of the applicant .
Applications should be delivered to the Employment Division, Room 406 , Top Floor, Main Building , Makerere University , and addressed to;
The Director Human Resources
P. O. Box 7062, Kampala
Deadline: 19 /06 /2013

National Development Coordinator - PAG Uganda in Kampala

 Job Title: National Development Coordinator

PAG Uganda is an evangelical church operating throughout the districts in Uganda. It works through its structures to identify communities and agencies to implement various community –based poverty reduction ,holistic development programs through the PEP approach .
Commitment to the holistic mission of the church .
Post-graduate degree in development , humanitarian or related field .
At least five years experience progressive professional experience with demonstrated ability to manage a Faith-Based Development office , programs and budgets .
Strong organizational development and capacity building skills
Demonstrated ability to raise funds from institutional donors and meet reporting needs .
Excellent communication skills (oral and written ) and familiarity with MS Office .
Strong strategic planning , budgeting and conflict management skills

How to apply
Interested candidates should forward their applications to The General Secretary , PAG, Plot 9 , Bandali Rise , Bugolobi ; P. O. Box 10113, Kampala; indicating their suitability to the role with 3 referees, one of who must be a Pastor .Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 29 / 05 / 2013

Installation and Service Technician - ZK Software Ltd in Kampala

Job Title: Installation and Service Technician

ZK Software (EA) Ltd is a subsidiary of ZKTeco Inc which is the leading OEM/ODM manufacturer of finger print identification systems in the world.
Candidates should be familiar with different types of access control , time and attendance credentials such as fingerprint and facial Biometrics, mag stripe , proximity and smart card technologies Closed Circuit Television both analog and digital IP based systems.
Demonstrate the ability to train and offer technical support to both customers and internal staff on all services and products as required.
Functional responsibilities may include situations requiring working alone or as part of an installation team in the conduct of an installation and/or services noted above .
Candidates must have at least a diploma or degree in the following fields IT, Electrical Engineering and Telecom Engineering
Candidates should have documented proof and proven track record of at least 1-2 years experience with on- the job or hands-on installation , testing , maintenance of electronic or security systems equipment , software, hardware and/or firmware.
Any additional certification in this field is an added advantage

How to apply
Application with detailed CV should be hand delivered or emailed to the following address ;
Suite 1, 1st Floor Aqua House
(Next to Kampala International University )
Plot 321 Gaba Road , Kansanga
P. O. Box 4275, Kampala
Deadline: 31 / 05 /2013

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager - Literacy and Adult Basic Education in Gulu

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Location : Northern Uganda -Gulu
The Literacy and Adult Basic Education is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for the vacant position above ;
Analyze data using computer software (Excel, SPSS, Stata) and produce all M& E reports and data summaries and submit them in a timely and professional manner .
Disseminate LABE project results and outcomes to stakeholders in different forums .
Attend workshops, meetings and training's as required .
Participate in weekly meetings with the project team and deliver reports on field findings
Produce ,monthly quarterly and annual reports to management .
Commitment to, understanding of , and passion for supporting basic education and generally improving the delivery of education services to children and parents in Uganda.
A post graduate degree in Sciences majoring in statistics or other relevant fields .
Experience in designing and implementing participatory project M&E strategies ,framework systems and tools
Proven experience in field work , and monitoring and evaluation in particular
Excellent organizational skills , including reporting and record keeping .

How to apply
Apply on-line by sending in your CV , expressing interest and scanned copies of academic documents to;
Executive Director , LABE
Email address:labe@labeuganda.org
Deadline: 28 /05 /2013

HIV&AIDS Specialist Care & Support - Strengthening TB & HIV in Kampala

Job Title: HIV&AIDS Specialist -Care and Support

The Strengthening TB and HIV&AIDS Responses in East Central Uganda Program funded by USAID/PEPFAR.
The HIV&AIDS Specialist –Care and Support is mandated to provide technical leadership for the delivery and scale- up of adult and pediatric care services for the supported districts ;
And ensure that all JSI/STAR-ER partiners are providing HIV&AIDS clinical care services according to national standards .
Degree in Human Medicine , plus Masters degree in Public Health or other relevant discipline with three years of relevant experience in HIV&AIDS programming (clinical or community based).
Sound knowledge and experience in the use of HIV care/ART patient monitoring information systems.
Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels stakeholders
Should be prepared to travel frequently throughout the East central region
He/She should be conversant with USAID /PEPFAR requirements and core indicators for care and Support services

How to apply
Candidates with the above qualifications and experience should send their CV , photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications and application letters with 3 work related references addressed to;
The Regional Human Resource Manager
AHF-Uganda Cares Secretariat
Plot 1 , Baker Road , Nakasero Hill .
P.O.Box 22914, Kampala
Deadline: 14 /06 /2013

Head of Credit Department - Housing Finance Bank Uganda in Kampala

Job Title: Head of Credit Department

Housing Finance Bank Uganda is recruiting qualified candidates for the vacant position above .
To provide oversight for the Credit Department as regards set policies , operational and HR matters .
To plan ,set goals and budget forecasts for the Credit Department in consultation with the Executive Director , Operations .
Ensure the integrity of the credit evaluation process with regard to the approved risk grading model.
Evaluation and implement appropriate remedial strategies such as restricting of loan facility , enhancement in credit limits or reduction in interest rates to help improve obligatory repayment capacity and avoid litigation .
University degree preferably in Accounting , Finance or Management
Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (Equivalent )- Desirable
A minimum of five years experience in Credit Risk Management
A minimum of five years experience in General Management
Proficiency in Computer packages (incl. EXCEL. AND Word)
Communication skills

How to apply
Hand written applications must be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae; copies of academic qualifications and professional training documents / certificates ; names and addresses of three referees .
Applications should reach NOT later than the deadline.
Head Human Resource & Administration Department
Housing Finance Bank
Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo
P. O. Box 1539, Kampala
Deadline: 31 /05 /2013

Deputy Vice Chancellor - Kyambogo University in Kampala

Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor

Kyambogo University is a public university , established in 2003 following the merger of the former Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo (ITEK)
Major Roles
Assist the vice Chancellor in the performance of his or her functions and in that regard be responsible for the Academic Affairs of the University ;
In absence of the Vice Chancellor performs the functions of the Vice Chancellor;
Performs such other functions that may be delegated to him or her by the Vice Chancellor or assigned by the University Council .
Must be a holder of Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from a reputable institution recognized by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Should be a citizen of Uganda aged between 40 and 60 years at the time of application.
Should have experience in leading change management and transformation in a reputable organization .
Should have a reputable track record of academic programs development , teaching , research and publications .
Should have experience in managing large development or research projects as well as a track record of resource mobilization .

How to apply
Interested and qualifying persons are invited to submit six copies of their applications together with the following ;
A Detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
A written statement of interest not exceeding 1000 words about the candidates vision for a competitive university in the 21st Century .
Applications should be addressed to ;
The Director Human Resources
Kyambogo University
Second Floor , Administration building
P. O. Box 1, Kyambogo , Kampala Uganda
Deadline: 05 / 06 2013