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Tuesday 24 December 2013

ALM Officer needed at Ecobank Uganda

Ecobank Uganda 

Organisation: Ecobank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Treasurer
Job Ref: EB/HALMO/2013-3

About Ecobank:
Ecobank is the leading Pan-African bank with operations in 35 countries across the continent, more than any other bank in the world. Ecobank operates as "One Bank" with common branding, standards, policies, processes to provide a consistent and reliable service across its unique network of 1,251 branches, 1,981 ATMs, and 5249 POS machines servicing over 10 million customers.

Job Summary:
The ALMO will manage the bank's Assets and Liabilities in line with the bank's rules and regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of the ALM budget and business plan to ensure maximisation of profitability at all times with adequate controls of related operation and market risks.
  • Ensure adequate liquid assets are maintained at all times to meet the required Central Bank liquidity ratio and guidelines and the bank's funding needs.
  • Liaise with Operations, IT and other support services in a bid to maintain the provision of high quality services.
  • Ably monitor bank's limits and ensure all trades are within sanctioned limits.
  • Contribute to building ECOBANK's reputation in the international and local markets through personally demonstrating a high level of professionalism at all times, and through developing mutually beneficial working relationships in relation with agents, advisors, counterparties.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Delivery of ALM Budget
  • Proper funding of bank assets
  • Manage Bank’s balance sheet.
  • Drive and take joint leadership with Treasurers on ALCO processes
  • Prepare MCOs
  • Comply with all internal ratios across the region
  • Meet capital hedging requirements for the region

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics or Mathematics.
  • Post Graduate in SME related discipline.
  • At least 4 - 7 years of experience in financial services with focus on credit portfolios.
  • Broad understanding of Treasury products with particular emphasis on Balance sheet management.
  • Extensive knowledge of banking practices and regional / local banking regulations.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and manage staff.
  • Good analytical and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and travel intensively.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates with a desire to work with Africa’s leading pan-african bank should submit their application letters, and updated CVS which should include three professional referees and E-mail them to:  recruitmentug@ecobank.com.

Deadline: 3rd January 2014

Administrative Assistant needed at Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

 Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Duty Station: UWESO Head Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource Officer

About UWESO:
UWESO is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality of life of the orphans and other vulnerable children. In order to implement its 5 year Strategic Plan 2011-15 UWESO seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the above vacancies:

Job Summary:
The Administrative Assistant will offer administrative support to all functions in the organization and ensure effective maintenance of UWESO's Assets.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the procurement process and ensure availability of goods and services as required.
  • Oversee the transport function in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure management of UWESO assets.
  • Establish and maintain a proper records management system for UWESO and its entities.
  • Periodically prepare monthly status reports and budgets for the administration department.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The applicant should hold an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of two years' relevant experience in operations department.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good team building, communication and good interpersonal skills.
  • All Individuals with previous procurement experience will have an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to work with UWESO should send their applications with certified copies of academic transcripts, detailed Curriculum Vita and other relevant certificates plus contact addresses of three professional referees (including day time telephone numbers) to the Human Resource Officer, Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamokya, and P.O. Box 8419, Kampala or email to jobs@uweso.org. NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 3rd January, 2014 by 5pm.

Social Marketing Manager needed at Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG

 Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station: UHMG Head Office – Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Director Marketing and Strategic Information

About UHMG:
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose is Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. We envision a Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in need. Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.

Job Summary:
The role of the Social Marketing Manager is a cross-cutting function which provides a coordination mechanism in managing the marketing, distribution, sales, and product performance of the UHMG Socially Marketed products. The job holder contributes to the strategic direction of the organization, while upholding our Core Values. This position requires a person who is results-driven, hardworking, and with a track record of significantly reducing costs and improving product sales. S/he should have a proven ability to ensure that the organization enjoys a competitive edge when compared to its competitors by securing markets for the organization’s products. S/he should have comprehensive understanding and experience of marketing and sales strategies, and possess market awareness to proactively reinforce the organization's commitment to ensure last-mile delivery, customer loyalty, and increased product uptake. S/he must focus on quality improvement, effectiveness and efficiency, and model independence, objectivity, ethics, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and avoidance of bias and conflict of interest.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Social Marketing Manager will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:

  •  Strategic Management:

Leverage on market/consumer insights to guide strategy development or improvement of existing marketing, sales, distribution strategies.
Oversee the marketing, sales, distribution strategies and work plan implementation for UHMG Socially Marketed products, with clear set targets.
Using market research and intelligence, support the Brand Manager in developing and promoting the respective brands.
Undertake monthly field visits in liaison with the sales team to ensure the right mix of customers and products.
Forecast demand for social marketing products in liaison with the Brand Manager in order to generate orders and meet set targets.
Prepare and submit quarterly rolling forecasts and projections of socially marketed products in liaison with the Supply Chain Manager for timely procurements to avoid stock-outs.

  • Product Development, Promotion, and Distribution Management:

In liaison with the Brand Manager, ensure UHMG’s product development, promotion, and market penetration for the social marketing range to address customer needs.
Coordinate product distribution to ensure country-wide coverage and timely servicing of orders in order to achieve the desired distribution coverage and utilization of products.
In liaison with the Brand Manager and Communication Manager, ensure promotional materials and detailing aids for products are up-to-date, customer centric, and readily available for use.
Ensure all orders from the sales teams are approved by the MSI Director prior to submission to the Product Facility for onward dispatch to the customers.
In liaison with the Head of Stores and Operations, implement the distribution strategy to avoid stock-expiries, and provide inventory on stock status.

  • . Performance Management, Monitoring & Evaluation:

Set the overall sales and distribution objectives and targets.
Maintain a database of social marketing product stock, sales and distribution, including product uptake/sales per region, customer profiles, analyze sales trends and comparisons with competing brands, and generate reports accordingly.
Review weekly performance records for the sales teams against set targets and provide Management with progressive updates.
Analyze weekly data/reports from the sales team and provide weekly feed-back to management on the market/products performance.
Supervise and coordinate the sales teams and ensure monthly value sales and collections.
Keep custody of all customer records and credit application details as required by the PF guidelines and ensure timely collections of dues at the stipulated period.
In liaison with the Credit Officer, ensure the distribution of customer statement of accounts.
In liaison with the Research team, to assess distribution coverage and monitor UHMG’s market share and product performance.
Prepare periodical reports on performance of socially marketed products vis-a-vis set targets, including an inventory of stock, and use findings to revise/update product strategies.

  •  Relationship Management:

Create and manage relationships and networks with existing distributors, customers, and potential customers to ensure community promotions, penetration, and last-mile delivery of products.
Review customer records and pursue opportunities for segment growth.
Liaise to ensure obligations for UHMG customers are met in a timely manner.
Pursue CSR partnerships and networks with corporate organizations for community outreaches and product sales.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Social Marketing Manager should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing, or related discipline. 
  • Demonstrable experience in sales and marketing, and building customer loyalty is key.
  • Master’s Degree, professional qualification in CIM and exposure in the pharmaceutical industry are added advantages.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in managing a senior social marketing or commercial sales and marketing position and supervisory function in a competitive environment, with a strong business acumen and global mindset.
  • Good understanding of market segmentation, penetration, competition dynamics, and relationship marketing.
  • Experience in managing brands, right from product introduction, development, and growth is required.
  • Proven track record of monitoring and ensuring customer loyalty whilst developing a robust market share base.
  • Demonstrable results in previous work environment should reinforce claims to these competences and experience.
  • Computer literacy  skills and valid driving licence are required.
  • Excellent organization, facilitation, communication, presentation, reporting-writing, and feedback.
  • Possess excellent advocacy, networking, negotiation, interpersonal, analytical, and result-oriented skills, with experience in managing customer relationships, and able to discern and identify credible customers for the organization.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact, with demonstrated competency in budgeting, forecasting, planning, and assessment/evaluation.
  • Able to think critically, analytically, independently and creatively, and have attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership and result-oriented skills, and should be meticulous, flexible, and able to work independently, with objectivity and sound judgment.
  • Possess high self-motivation, initiative, and good team work/player skills.
  • Able to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, with strong leadership and multi-tasking skills in a fast-­paced environment, observe and work under strict deadlines in a multidisciplinary, multidimensional organization.
  • Able to grow in a challenging career and to add value to the organization’s strategic goals, and adapt to change.
  • Possess the ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results against strategic objectives, whilst working within the organization’s core values and beliefs. 

How to Apply:
All those interested above vacancy should deliver an updated CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left- hand side of the envelope” to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please deliver your applications to the uhmg reception.

Deadline: 7th January 2014 by 4:30pm

School Bursar needed at Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Windle Trust Uganda (WTU) 

About WTU:
Windle Trust Uganda (WTU) is a registered NGO whose primary mission is to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. In partnership with the UNHCR, WTU seeks to recruit suitable qualified persons to fill the following positions for Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro District. Nakivale Vocational Training Centre (VTC). The VTC currently offers short training courses in Carpentry and Joinery, Building and brick lying, Agronomy, Tailoring, design and dress making.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The School Bursar must possess a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • At least three years financial management experience.
  • Experience in managing school/ institution funds is an added advantage.

Duty Station: Isingiro, Uganda

How to Apply:
All interested applicants should send their applications including detailed curriculum Vitea, three referees and copies of their relevant academic and professional documents addressed to:
Human Resource and Administration officer 
Windle Trust Uganda 
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala, 
Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill, Uganda .
NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 6th January 2014.

Projects Manager needed at Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

 Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

About UWESO:
UWESO is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality of life of the orphans and other vulnerable children. In order to implement its 5 year Strategic Plan 2011-15 UWESO seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the above vacancies:

Job Summary:
 The Projects Manager will primarily be responsible for the smooth implementation of programs and oversee the administrative function in the regional office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure availability of adequate resources for implementation of programs.
  • Ensure implementation of programs in accordance with set SOPs and quality standards.
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation processes of all the programs in the region.
  • Oversee and maintain a competent team in the regional office.
  • Ensure adherence to ethical financial standards.
  • Prepare periodic financial and program progress reports.
  • Networking at regional and community levels with CSOs, government and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The applicant should hold an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration or any related field. A post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years' relevant experience in Community Development, Rural Finance/VSLA Promotion
  • Computer Literacy skills and good supervisory skills
  • Excellent team Player with good interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply:
All candidates  should send their applications with certified copies of academic transcripts, detailed Curriculum Vita and other relevant certificates plus contact addresses of three professional referees (including day time telephone numbers) to the Human Resource Officer, Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamokya, and P.O. Box 8419, Kampala or email to jobs@uweso.org.
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 3rd January, 2014 by 5pm.

Technical Officer (Water for Production) needed at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:   Technical Officer (Water for Production)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement No; FRUGA-960-13-PRJ

About FAO:
The global mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. Achieving food security for ail is at the heart of FAO’s efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. For more information about the Organization visit www.fao.org.

Job Summary:
The Technical Officer is responsible for technical advice to the Head of the Water for Production Department of the Ministry of Water and Environment and will co­ordinate the technical support for development and management of water for production facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advice in the implementation of water for production (WfP) facilities under the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) project;
  • Support the Ministry of Water and Environment to enhance and stabilize livestock and farmers access to this resource;
  • Support institutional development, training           and capacity building (including development of training modules) for sustainable management of water for productive use services;
  • Design and implement capacity building initiatives and training programme for water for multiple use and management services, including and participation for private sector players         in operation and maintenance of WfP facilities;
  • Develop information materials (brochures,            handbooks, pamphlets, charts etc), including preparation of site implementation documentaries, for dissemination of appropriate practices as well as guidelines, regulations, standards, design manuals and technical back-stopping for water for production facilities;
  • Support the establishment of demonstrations and pilot water for productive multiple uses and management to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills;
  • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of a framework for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for development and management of WfP facilities;
  • Promote research and development into application of appropriate water for production technologies;
  • Recommend and formulate proposals on specific matters of relevance to the WfP as well as on matters of relevance to the whole Project and the Climate Change realm in Uganda;
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports, joint annual performance appraisals, and capacity development and            training           reports;
  • Support information management and monitoring framework for water for production;
  • Support design, establishment and operation of ICT/MIS/GIS system and monitoring framework for water for production development and management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The prospective FAO employee should possess an advanced university degree in rural/water engineering, rural development, agriculture, or a related field
  • At least seven years of relevant experience in agricultural, water resource management projects and technical support to Government institutions;
  • Significant experience in water resource management and technical assistance to government institutions
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and provide sound technical advice and support to government counterpart for water resource management
  • Demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of systems of monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of rural and water investment projects and familiarity with methodologies for the economic, financial and institutional appraisal of projects
  • Relevance of experience in Eastern Africa is considered a strong asset
  • Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Language Proficiency: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages of FAO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)

How to Apply:
For full guidelines to applicants on How to Apply, please visit the Application Toolkit at: http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/project/en/
Please send your application to:       V.A FRUGA-960-13-PRJ
The Food and Agriculture Organization,
Plot 88 Buganda Road, Kampala PO Box 521, Kampala, Uganda E-mail: FAO-UG@fao.org

NB: Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.

Deadline: 17th January 2014

Regional Programme Manager needed at Stromme Foundation International

Stromme Foundation International NGO 

About Stromme:
Stromme Foundation is a Norwegian based international development organization that helps poor people in Africa, Asia and South America to cross the poverty line. Through challenging, committed and long term partnerships with local organizations, along with focused and lasting value creation for every donation the organization is entrusted with, Stromme Foundation aims to eradicate poverty by working with donors and partners in 13 countries through Education and Microfinance interventions. The Regional Office of SF in Kampala, is an extension of the Head Office in Norway, and was set up to coordinate the work of the SF partner organisation's in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.

Job Summary: 
The Regional Programme Manager (RPM) is a managerial position in the regional office charged with supporting the Regional Director in the development of the region's strategy, and in overseeing the different programmes of Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa, ensuring relevance and quality of interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Key to the role is to ensure that the overall regional programmes are consistent with SF's mission and goals,
  • Play a key role in the operationalizing and revisions to the region's strategic and operational plans.
  • Manage/Develop strategies and innovative processes and systems for strengthening basic Education and Livelihood systems in poor and hard to reach communities
  • Develop and promote Development Education concepts among SF partners and ensure that sustainability mechanisms/exit strategies are in-built right from the beginning
  • Develop funding proposals and periodic reports to funding agencies
  • Coordinate and supervise the liaison offices in the region and to ensure that programmes managed from there are in line with the overall SF Strategic Plan.
  • Guarantee that institutional objectives are performed in cooperation with partner organizations and that there is continuous regional growth in the quality and volume of operations.
  • Ensuring that SFEA has a holistic approach towards development and qualitative synergy between the Education and Microfinance interventions of SF Eastern Africa.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • All interested applicants should possess a relevant first degree with long relevant experience and additional qualifications in Social Development and Management of Community programmes
  • A relevant Master’s degree
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO
  • The applicant should possess qualifications and experience in sociology and socio-­anthropology with a good understanding of the importance of building the civil society and demonstrated ability to add value to local partners
  • A creative individual who possesses energy, self-confidence, and flexibility; thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment
  • Should have judgment necessary to understand, balance, and respond to the competing needs of many different constituents;
  • Should be a good team player, passionate, of high integrity, and articulate about rights based development approaches and social change
  • Possess excellent people and mentoring/coaching skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Should be willing to travel extensively locally and internationally
  • Be a Committed Christian

How to Apply:
 please send your application to:
The Regional Director, Stromme Foundation,
P. O. Box 27200, Kampala, Uganda.
Please attach your curriculum vitae, capability statement, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, photocopies of relevant testimonials; and contacts of three referees or hand deliver your application to the Stromme Foundation Regional office in Kampala on Plot 25, Bukoto Street -Kamwokya. Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Friday, 10th January. 2014