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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Principal Election Officer, Administration job opportunity in Uganda at The Electoral Commission

Job Title: Principal Election Officer, Administration
Organization: The Electoral Commission (EC)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Head, Administration

The Electoral Commission was set up under Article 60 of the 1995 Constitution of The Republic of Uganda. It consists of the Chairman, Deputy Chairperson and five other members appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament, and a Secretariat headed by the Secretary. The functions of the EC are outlined under Article 61 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as follows;
To ensure that regular, free and fair elections are held;
To organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in accordance with the Constitution;

Monitoring the implementation of security arrangements at the Commission offices.
Ensuring timely and efficient provision and maintenance of transport facilities / fleet management.
Planning for the provision of Office supplies, travel and transport logistics.
Ensuring development and maintenance of up to-date inventory of Electoral Commission property.
Monitoring the implementation of communication services in the Commission.
Responsible for the implementation of the maintenance plans for office buildings and space utilization.
Acting as Secretary to Management Committee Meetings.
Any other duties as officially assigned from time to time.

Candidates should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelors Degree in Arts or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Resource Management, Management, Commerce (Management Option), Business Administration (Management Option) or a related field from a recognized University /Institution plus a minimum of a Post Graduate Diploma in the above fields.
Possession of a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, ICSA, and a Certificate in Administrative Law are added advantages.

Skills and Experience:
Applicants should have a minimum of six (6) years relevant working experience in the field of Administration, 3 of which should have been gained at a Senor level in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
Special personal characteristics/attributes:
High Moral character and proven integrity
Self-motivated and strategic thinker
Knowledge of Government Policies and Administrative Procedures.
Well developed interpersonal and communication skills and capable of working as a member of the organization’s senior management team.
Ability to lead, cultivate team spirit and motivate qualified and specialized staff.
Well developed analytical and report writing skills.
Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
Excellent written and spoken English with strong report writing and presentation skills.
Age: 28-56 years.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applications with comprehensively typed CV showing the applicant’s contact address with day time telephone numbers, addresses and day time telephone numbers of three referees, copies of academic transcripts and certificates should be sent to the Human Resource Office/Central Registry, P.O. Box 22678, Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda. Envelopes should be clearly marked at the top with the words “Application for the post of ……………”

Deadline:  8th November, 2013

Skills Development Specialist job opportunity in Uganda at Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

Job Title: Skills Development Specialist
Recruiter  Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Management
Reports to: Youth Livelihood Programme Manager
Project: Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP)

The Government of Uganda is to implement the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), under the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The overall objective of the Programme is to address the escalating problem of Youth Unemployment in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Skills Development Specialist will manage and co-ordinate the Skills Development Component of the Youth Livelihood Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaise with skills training Institution to develop youths that require Vocational Training curriculum.
Organise and arrange apprenticeship with master craftsperson in training youth in practical vocational trades.
Advise the Youth Livelihood Programme Manager on effective promotion and implementation of Skills Development projects.
Supervise Programme activities related to participatory programme development, technical planning, promotion and performance appraisals for implementing Districts & communities throughout the programme cycle.
Prepare and submit quarterly Skills Development Performance report.
Co-ordinate YLP activities through Training of Trainers (TOT) in vocational skills.
Provide guidance to ensure consistency and coherence in the interpretation of YLP criteria, principles, standards and norms.

Behaviour Change Communication Career in Uganda at Malaria Consortium

Job Title: Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Specialist- Visceral              
Leishmaniasis Project
Recruiter: Malaria Consortium
Project: Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL)
Location  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports To: Project  Director

Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.  Malaria Consortium is a global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.

 Job Summary: The BCC Specialist will offer technical leadership in behaviour change communication for this multi-country, high profile, high value project, working closely with host country governments and other partners.

Formulate BCC VL strategies and then adapt them for each of the four targeted country contexts based on best practice.
Work with staff in each country to ensure the quality implementation of BCC activities.
Lead the preparation and implementation of a communication plan for the project.
Be responsible for gathering information within and outside the organisation that will be used in communicating news, lessons learned, best practices, and research findings to each relevant audiences.
Participate in the dissemination of research findings to District Health Teams, Ministry of health (MoH) and other development partners on the impact of the interventions

HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist job vacancy in Uganda at Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title: HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist
Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
category Health Care
Reports to: Project Manager

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa with a strong emphasis on infectious Diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services and Outreach. In order to further support and strengthen its support to the rapidly expanding Outreach programmes.

Key Roles
Facilitate improvement of counselor skills through provision of regular mentorship and support supervision, conducting regular CPD and dissemination of up-dates on HIV/AIDS counseling, care and treatment.
Support training in HIV counseling and testing; Provider Initiated Counseling and Testing, Positive prevention, Couple counseling, family support groups, adolescent support groups and discordant couple groups.
Facilitate the dissemination of information and educational materials relevant to HIV/STDs.
Ensure effective referral and linkage for comprehensive AIDS services.

Internal Auditor jobs career in Uganda at National Agricultural Research Organization

Job Title: Internal Auditor 2
Recriuter  National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
City Mbarara ZARDI and Nabuin ZARDI-Nakapiripirit District,
Country Uganda
Category Accounts
Reports to: PARI Director

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in Uganda. The Director General, NARO invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for the following positions at NARO Secretariat and Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARls).

Key Roles
Examining records of various departments and projects to ensure proper recording of financial transactions at Zonal Agricultural Research Institutes (ZARDIs).
Monitoring purchase of equipment and materials to ensure that all transactions conform to approved procurement procedures.

Advisor Knowledge Management jobs opportunity in Uganda at Uganda Land Alliance

Job Title: Advisor Knowledge Management
Recruiter Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Director Policy and Advocacy

Uganda Land Alliance is a consortium of International and National NGO’s and Individuals focusing on land, promotion of land rights and protecting the interests of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized through “Enhancing civic participation in land governance and resource management country wide.”

Key Roles
Provide overall leadership in terms of planning and management of research and documentation in Uganda Land Alliance and ensure that the overall departmental program goals are met
Develop the research and documentation unit and oversee the implementation of different knowledge management projects within the unit to achieve the intended objectives and outcomes in a cost effective and sustainable manner as stipulated in the different project designs.
Take lead in the documentation and communication of programme experiences and achievements, and draw best practices for learning within ULA and its partners
Take lead on departmental planning and reporting
Build the ULA Resource Library into a leading knowledge provider on land.
Develop viable linkages between research and advocacy
Provide leadership in the development of the research agenda for ULA that is in tandem with contemporary land issues, linking the global agenda to the national context.

The applicant should hold a Masters degree in the humanities or equivalent with a bias on land related fields required.

 Skills and Experience:
5 years work experience in knowledge management
Extensive demonstrable experience in research and documentation of land, natural resources and environment is desirable
Demonstrable ability to develop and manage a research program
Demonstrable ability to apply various research methodologies and approaches, applying the different software in research.

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Ag-Inputs Specialist jobs in Uganda at Chemonics International

Job Title: Ag-Inputs Specialist
Organization: Chemonics International
City Kampala,
Country  Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Job Summary: The Ag-Inputs Specialist will coordinate and promote agro-input activities among stakeholders that should eventually lead to improved farmer access to affordable genuine products. He /She will work with various stakeholders to promote improved agro-input usage among farmers as a means of increasing yields and incomes. She/he will also support the emergency of Village stockists through coaching and mentoring and link them to Seed companies and agro Input distributors to improve input delivery systems and create demand for use of quality and genuine inputs at grassroots level. She/he will be required to work closely with the USAID/Uganda Ag-Inputs Activity and other government related programs.

Key Roles
Develop and promote models that strengthen relationships between smallholder farmers and input companies (Village agents & traders) to facilitate better access to inputs and output marketing
Through a facilitative approach increase farmer access to improved inputs (seed, fertilizer, production services and crop protection products) by stimulating demand via demonstrations and awareness that also stimulate competitive input supply chain development and include an exit strategy
Through a facilitative approach increase smallholder farmers' knowledge about the benefits of using high quality inputs;

Clinical Officer jobs in Uganda at AMREF

Job Title: Clinical Officer
Organization: AMREF
Reports to: Project Manager
City Wakiso,
Country Uganda
Category Medical

About AMREF:
AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. AMREF is headquartered in Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, South Africa and West Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website www.amref.org

Job Summary: The Clinical Officer will take lead and coordinate routine safe male circumcision activities at the wellness centers.

Professional Services - Human Resources - FreeBalance Uganda

 Job Title: Professional Services - Human Resources
Organization: FreeBalance
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Human Resource

About FreeBalance:
FreeBalance is making a difference in the world. Software solutions from FreeBalance help governments around the world achieve new levels of accountability and transparency to accelerate country growth.  FreeBalance is a global provider of software solutions for public financial management (PFM). PFM is an essential part of the international development process. FreeBalance solutions support government modernization, fiscal decentralization, and public finance reform across all levels of government.

Job Summary: The Professional Services Consultant works as a team member on our Professional Services team and is responsible for all aspects of implementing FreeBalance Government Accountability Software, using generally accepted accounting principles and standards, Government-wide accounting policies and best practices, extensive product knowledge, and applying technology to government business operations. Key to this position is the ability to transfer knowledge and skill to government staff for capacity building and in assisting the government organization with change management best practices in transitioning to the new financial management processes and software. Serving as a subject matter expert, provide support to other areas within FreeBalance such as input to product enhancements and preparation of bid submissions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Analyze business requirements and develop technical requirement specifications
    Learn and understand clients’ current technical environment and recommend possible modifications to ensure optimum integration with FreeBalance’s products/solutions
    Act as primary technical contact for the client during deployment and post-implementation
    Complete technical product installations and upgrades, including database and software installs and system tuning
    Collaboratively develop and deliver technical training to clients
    Provide technical input to proposals
    Provide feedback to Sales, Product Management and Development on technical issues and future product requirements based on interaction with clients
    Develop new or modify existing custom solutions, including forms and reports
    Perform any other duties as required

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    The applicant should hold a University degree in Computer, Systems Engineering or Software Programming
    Knowledge of enterprise hardware systems, networks, application software and database systems
    Ability to write ANSI SQL scripts with solid understanding of relational database such as Oracle 11G and MS SQL 2005
    Intermediate skills with J2EE Application and Web Servers such as Tomcat/Apache
    Knowledgeable in Windows and Linux operating systems
    Intermediate skill level of SQL Scripts and reports/form development using one or more of the following tools: Crystal Reports, Visual Basic and/or Jasper Soft
    Excellent client management and organizational skills
    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English
    Ability to travel internationally as required

How to Apply:
All those with a desire for this job should express interest by applying online and sending a cover letter and resume, through: http://www.freebalance.com/company/job_application.html
Deadline:  31st October, 2013

Program Specialist jobs in Uganda at Save the Children

 Job Title: Program Specialist, Helping Babies Breathe Plus (HBB+)
Organization: Save the Children
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Management
Reports to: Chief of Party

About Us:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 190 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.

Sales Executives - Steel and Tube Industries Limited in Uganda

 Job Title: Sales Executives (Outlets) 2
Organization: Steel and Tube Industries Limited (STIL)
City: Kampala and Gulu,
Country Uganda
Category Sales
Reports to: Business Development Manager

About Us:
Steel & Tube Industries Ltd (STIL) was incorporated in 2003 and started with bulk manufacture of steel tubes and plates. Today, STIL is one of the leading manufacturers of steel products in the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Market company products and increase sales.
    Doing market intelligence.
    Timely and proper reporting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    The applicant should possess a Degree in marketing or any other related Business course
    At least one to two years’ experience in a similar role
    Should be presently working in the same department
    Knowledge of the market condition in Steel products is an added advantage

How to Apply:
All applications may be hand delivered or sent via post or e-mail. The applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and photocopies and names of three professional referees. Address them to:

The Human Resource
Steel and Tube Industries Limited
P.O Box 33784
Deal House Jinja Road Industrial Area
Plot 38-40 Mukabya Road
Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: jobs@stil.co.ug
Note: Applicants who had applied in last 3 months should not re-apply.

Deadline: 19th October 2013

National Director jobs in Uganda at SOS Children’s Villages

 Job Title: National Director
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Administration
Reports to: Chairman of the Board of Trustees/ SOS–KDI Regional Director

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s
Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Job Summary: The National Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to SOS Children’s Village, Uganda (SOS CVU) in line with the organizational mandate and the set policies and guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Initiate and develop guidelines for the preparation and implementation of SOS CVU strategic and operational plans, and budgets and submit to the Board of Trustees for approval in line with the set policies and guidelines
    Provide overall leadership and direction for SOS CVU in accordance with the strategic plan, corporate budgets and policies as approved by the Board of Trustees.
    Develop and implement policies for community development and child rights in line with SOS CVU guidelines
    Provide policy direction in establishing and implementing SOS CVU fundraising and marketing strategy that creates competitive positioning of the organization in line with the approved strategic plan.
    Initiate the preparation and implementation of sound financial, accounting information systems and preparation of financial statements that meet operational procedures and regulatory requirements
    Develop and implement SOS CVU human resource, talent and succession planning framework and strategy to attract and retain competitive staff in line with the strategic plan
    Develop and implement a framework for planning, managing and tracking organizational and staff performance and resource utilization in line with the set policies and guidelines
    Develop and implement a framework for cultivating and strengthening national associations, partnerships and networks in line with SOS CVU guidelines
    Develop and implement a framework   for cultivating and promoting SOS CVU identity, culture, values, reputation and corporate image.
    Develop and implement a framework for timely reporting to the Board of Trustees and other relevant stakeholders on the organization’s operational and financial performance and regulatory requirements.

Programme Officer - Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

 Job Title: Programme Officer (5 Employment Opportunities)
Organization: Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager

About Us:
The Government of Uganda is to implement the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), under the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The overall objective of the Programme is to address the escalating problem of Youth Unemployment in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Programme Officers will coordinate YLP at the Regional Level with key stakeholders.