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Friday 18 October 2013

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie

Technical Support Specialist jobs in Uganda at FreeBalance

Job Title: Technical Support Specialist
Recruiter : FreeBalance
Location  Kampala, Uganda

Job Summary: The Technical Support Specialist will have the opportunity to contribute to our on-going success by delivering quality and timely technical services during the implementation of our products to our customers for all project deployments. Drawing upon your product/database/solutions expertise, you will also support the Operations and Sales teams by providing proposal support, and serve as a subject matter expert for technical analysis and specification efforts.

Major Roles
Support the implementation of FreeBalance Government Accountability Software
Conduct business requirements reviews, prepare configuration design, and develop acceptance test plan
Train and mentor clients on the use of FreeBalance software in order to ensure self-sufficiency and sustainability

Human Resource Officer Job in Uganda at Uganda Land Alliance

Job Title: Human Resource Officer
Recruiter  Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
Location  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager

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.”

Major Roles
The Human Resource Officer is responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development,  performance monitoring and employee counseling
The Human Resource Officer provides advice and assistance to supervisors and staff. This may include information on training needs and opportunities, job descriptions, performance reviews and personnel policies
The position coordinates the staff recruitment process .The Human Resource Officer provides advice and support to supervisors and staff selection committees and ensures that they have accurate and timely information in order to make effective decisions.
Provide information and assistance to staff, supervisors and the Board of Directors on human resource and work related issues.
The applicant should hold be proficient and knowledgeable in resources management, job descriptions development and analysis, performance review methods and techniques.

Skills and Experience:
Demonstrable ability to develop and implement staff training, development and
Recognition; undertake mentoring and coaching for staff.
An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures and ability to interpret this to the organizational and external cultural and political
An understanding of land claims and self-governance skills
Demonstrable ability to supervise and build teams
Very strong problem solving skills, basic counseling skills, negotiations skills and effective verbal and listening communications skills.
Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level.
Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare reports, proposals, policies and procedures
effective public relations and public speaking skills
research and program development skills
stress and  time management skills
Interviewing skills

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Uganda Land Alliance, ULA, meet the above specifications, should send their applications together with their Curriculum vita, copies of the academic transcripts and testimonials. Support letters from three referees who will be available to ULA for a background check on the applicant should be submitted with the application to the address below:
The Executive Director
Uganda Land Alliance
Plot 29; Plot 1521 Mawanda Road, Kamwokya,
P.O. BOX 26990 Kampala-Uganda
Email: ula@ulaug.org

NB: Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted

Deadline:  Wednesday 23rd October, 2013 by 3:00 PM

Commissioner jobs in Uganda at Uganda Law Reform Commission

Job Title: Commissioner
Recruiter  Uganda Law Reform Commission
Location  Kampala, Uganda
Reference: HRM 147/179/01/01
Reports to: Secretary

The Uganda Law Reform Commission is a constitutional body established under Article 248(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda to study and keep under constant review the Acts and all other laws comprising the laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernization and reform.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Commissioner heads the Law Revision department;
Proposing programmes for law revision for approval by the Commission;
Planning and reviewing work programmes for the law revision department for approval by the Commission;
Coordinating activities of the department with other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies;
Carrying out sensitization of stakeholders on activities of the Commission;
Developing work plans and budgets for the department;
Implementing and appraising national development strategies and projects in relation to Law Revision;
Supervising, directing and evaluating performance of subordinate staff of the department; 9. Providing professional leadership in the department;
Overseeing staff development strategies;
Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of departmental activities;
Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

All candidates should be Ugandans who possess honours’ bachelor's degree in Law from a recognised University and a diploma in legal practice from Law Development Centre.

Skills and Experience:
At least ten (10) years of relevant working experience, two (2) of which should be at the level of Assistant Commissioner in Government or equivalent experience from a reputable organisation.
Possession of Computer skills is desirable.
Knowledge of project planning and management is desirable
A relevant Masters' degree will be an added advantage..

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications to fill the post of  Commissioner  currently available at Uganda Law Reform Commission. Applicants should attach fully certified photocopies of their testimonials and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) accompanied by a recent passport size photograph.
Serving Government Officers should preferably route their applications through their Heads of Department.

Applications should be submitted in triplicate to;
The Secretary,
Uganda Law Reform Commission,
Plot 1, Pilkington Road, 8th Floor, Workers House,
P.O. Box 12149 Kampala. Uganda
Email address: ulrc@ulrc.go.ug
Deadline:  28th October 2013

Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Officer Job in Uganda at Trocaire

Job Title: Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Officer
Recruiter  Trocaire
Location  Kampala, Uganda
Project: Livelihood Programme (UKAID Funded)

 Trócaire is an Irish development organisation that works through local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of Building Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights and Gender. Trócaire’s programmes in Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with regular travel to Northern Uganda.

Job Summary: The programme officer will have a primary responsibility for managing a strong and innovative livelihoods programme. This will include facilitating advocacy, providing technical support to partners, programme monitoring, securing co-financing and training partners. S/he will also play a role in supporting Trócaire’s wider efforts to mainstream gender and HIV in all aspects of its work, champion resource rights

Driver jobs opportunity in Uganda at Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

Job Title: Driver (11 Employment Opportunities)
Recruiter Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Officer in Charge of Transport
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.

Key Roles
Driving vehicles for official duty and assignments;
Carrying out basic maintenance and cleanliness of the vehicle;

Procurement Officer - National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Location  National Laboratories Research Institute (NARL), Kawanda,
Country Uganda
Reports to: PARI Director

About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (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
Coordinating and preparing the institute procurement plans and budgets outlining key activities to be undertaken, the projected costs, funding sources as well as expected outputs.
Developing and implementing a flexible and responsive procurement and supplies system for monitoring and tracking costs as well as maintaining to date inventory of goods and services
Conferring with vendors and suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price availability and delivery schedule. Also estimate value of goods and services by soliciting for multiple quotations from reliable and competitive suppliers
Developing detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of capital equipment, goods and services in strict compliance with both government and donor procedures and regulations
Coordinating meetings of the procurement committee to consider bids/tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to make price , cost and quality speed of delivery as well as economy of operations

Finance Manager job Career in Uganda at Saferworld

Job Title: Finance Manager
Organisation: Saferworld
Location  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Region, Great Lakes S/Sudan
Salary Range:  Saferworld will offer a Salary in the range 89,000,000 – 115,000,000 Ugandan Shillings gross per year, plus applicable benefits

About Saferworld:
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy  development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Job Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and transparent management programme finances in line with recognised accounting/auditing standards and Saferworld procedures, as well as the development of new systems to support a growing programme.

Program Officer, Sayana Press Project - PATH in Uganda

Job Title: Program Officer, Sayana Press Project
Recruiter  PATH
Location : Kampala,
Country Uganda

 About PATH:
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

Key Roles
1. Research planning and organization:
Organize translation of study materials (instruments and consent forms) and ensure accuracy.
Usher study materials through the local IRB process.
Liaise with the District Health Team in selected evaluation districts.
Participate in planning and organization of training workshops for data collectors/interviewers.
Implement plan to pre-test data collection instruments and finalize revised instruments.

Graphic Design and Print Specialist jobs in Uganda at VSO International

Job Title: Graphic Design and Print Specialist
Organization: VSO International
Location  Kampala,
Country Uganda

Under Uganda’s National Development Plan (2010-2015), the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) strives to improve the quality of education. VSO is working with the MOES as it seeks to increase literacy and health seeking behaviour. The Graphic design and print specialist will support the overall programme as the project team will be developing learning and reading materials requiring graphic design and printing. The placement will also entail building the capacity of the team working at the printing centre to use and maintain equipment.

Key Roles
The volunteer will be based at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) and will support the overall project and team as they generate materials for use in education settings. This will involve:
Assisting with the establishment of a printing centre at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to support the development and production of reading and instruction materials for early grade teaching
Supporting the design of early grade reading and instructional materials

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Jobs in Uganda at National Center for State Courts

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Recruiter  National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
Location Kampala
Country Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party

NCSC is a unique non-governmental organization providing technical assistance, training and technology to advance justice systems in the 50 U.S. states and around the world. Founded more than 40 years ago by the leaders of the U.S. courts to deliver on the promiseof Equal Justice under Law, NCSC partners with donor agencies, host-country governments, and non-governmental organizations to create more effective justice institutions andpromote the Rule of Law. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is seeking qualified Ugandan citizens to fill the below positions for the “Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace” (SAFE Program) funded by USAID. USAID-SAFE is a five-year development Program that seeks to strengthen the Government of Uganda's capacity with respect to peace building and conflict mitigation. Position Summary:

Manage programmatic and performance evaluation and reporting in compliance with USAID requirements.
Assist the SAFE Grants Team in managing performance evaluation and reporting of Program grantees in compliance with SAFE requirements.
Conduct and monitor training in areas relevant to reporting, monitoring, and evaluation for Program counterparts and grantees.
Assist with the drafting and submission of quarterly and annual programmatic and performance evaluation reports, fact sheets, success stories, web content, and other program reporting in compliance with branding requirements.

The applicant should hold a University degree in political science, sociology, social sciences, or related field.
Five or more years as Reporting Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, or similar position working on access to justice, legal aid, or conflict mitigation in Uganda.

Skills and Experience:
Familiarity with measurement and statistics for social sciences, and administration and analysis of public opinion survey data
Demonstrated ability to write reports and informational materials under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated commitment to ethics, transparency, and accountability in program implementation.
Computer literacy skills i.e. (MS Word, Excel, Bangla composing skills, web programming, etc.).
Excellent spoken and written English.
Additional fluency in another local language is preferred.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send electronically by sending;
A detailed CV with all previous employment history,
A cover letter and
The completed Professional History Form, Download Here, with contact information, salary history, and at least two professional references.

Applications should be emailed to: ncscsafe@gmail.com. No telephone enquiries please. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Deadline: 24th October, 2013