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Thursday 13 February 2014

Project Officer – Livelihood - Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda

Job Title: Project Officer – Livelihood
Organisation: Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Project: South Sudan Emergency Response
Funding Source: Act Alliance and other Funding agencies
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda

About LWF:
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda Program is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Rwamwanja, Koboko, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule. Following the massive influx of refugees into the west Nile districts of Adjumani, Koboko and Arua

Key Duties
Offer technical support to marginalized participants to develop confidence and skills to maximize their livelihood;
Provide support to participants to undertake personal development opportunities and provide intensive personal support individually and in group settings;
Work in liaison with other LWF work colleagues to ensure an empowering environment where participants are encouraged and supported to develop their existing skills, strengths and abilities and develop resilience;
Work with third sector organisations and service providers to increase awareness of the causes of poverty and develop appropriate responses to meet the needs of marginalized people;

The Livelihood Project Officer should hold a good bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or social sciences
At least two years’ experience working in livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting;

Research Associate (Microfinance Multiplied) - BRAC Uganda

Job Title: Research Associate (Microfinance Multiplied)
Organisation: BRAC
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to:  Programme Manager Research & Evaluation

About BRAC:
BRAC, one the largest Non-Governmental Development Organization in the world, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment, and Micro finance.

Job Summary: The Research Associate will oversee  the operations of its Microfinance Multiplied study. The Microfinance Multiplied is a randomized evaluation that aims to assess the effects of BRACSs microfinance and agriculture, poultry and livestock programs in beneficiaries® productivity and economic status. The study is being conducted in four BRAC branches in South-Western Uganda, namely: Kabale and Muhanga (in Kabale district), and Rukungiri and Buyanja (Rukungiri district).

eHealth Program Manager - Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Uganda

Job Title: eHealth Program Manager
Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About CHAI:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.

Job Summary: The eHealth Program Manager to lead the identification, development, and implementation of ehealth systems in Uganda. eHealth as defined in this context refers to health based interventions supported by electronic / computer-based processes and communication. The eHealth Program Manager will serve as a key member of the CHAI Uganda team and is expected to bring technical expertise and strong program management skills to CHAI’s engagement on information technology with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and various partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with other program managers and analysts in a matrixed relationship on the country team to identify and advance other program’s objectives through eHealth technologies
Work with MoH and partners to drive formal coordinating structures and participate actively in Technical Working Groups (TWGs)
Identify, design and implement appropriate programs to solve pressing health system problems with technology solutions
Establish detailed technical specifications and identify appropriate technological systems for various health programs in Uganda
Work in liaison with multiple MoH departments, CHAI country, and CHAI global teams to develop or adapt detailed strategies and implementation plans for eHealth interventions
Mentor, train and mentor internal and external staff in the use and maintenance of these technologies; establish sustainable training programs when necessary to be devolved to the MoH
Offer support in identifying funding sources and develop resource mobilization plans for eHealth programs
Launch and manage operational research pilots to evaluate and monitor the impact of these programs during and after implementation
Develop program budgets and cash forecasts, and ensure activities are executed according to work plan and approved budgets, and compile progress reports and presentations on program progress and activities
The eHealth team will also oversee all ICT needs for the office, including tech support, IT equipment inventorying, internet access, etc.
Perform any other roles and responsibilities as per the activities, as needed

The applicant must possess a good Master’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Public Health, Engineering, Computer Science, or other applicable field.
Significant experience working in the developing world
Prior experience of agile processes (interactive and incremental  s/w development approach) and familiarity with applicable programming languages and database management software
The applicant should possess five or more years’ experience with demonstrable skills in managing IT / software development projects and managing teams

Skills & Experience:
Good knowledge and understanding and demonstrable technical knowledge of the underpinnings of eHealth technologies and programs, and a solid knowledge of diverse programming languages
Proven experience with project management tools e.g. Microsoft Project / Basecamp and versioning tools such as CVS, GIT as well as developing and managing budgets, work plans, and proposals
Good working knowledge of all phases of software development cycle, requirements documents and skills in negotiating and communicating with multiple and diverse stakeholders in challenging environment environments
Possess the ability to solve challenging problems without extensive structural or operational support;
Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally; to learn new cutting edge languages, methodologies and technologies
Excellent analytical skills
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills
Language fluency both written and verbal English
Possession of prior managerial experience working in a technology or other start-up organization will be an added advantage
Possess basic educational or occupational, in public health or Statistics Management.
The applicant must be highly motivated with a broad technical understanding of database driven information technology platforms, strong program management and analytical skills, and experience working in healthcare in the developing world.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence.
S/he must be able to function independently, be a self-starter, dedicated, and have a strong commitment to excellence.
Good management capabilities, as s/he will be managing a team of highly technical staff and general program staff to develop or adapt eHealth technologies or programs.
S/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

How to Apply:
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Manager Risk - The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) Uganda

Job Title: Manager Risk
Organisation: The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Director Credit and Operations

About MSC:
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is an institution fully owned by the Government of Uganda (GOU). MSC was incorporated in 2001 as a company limited by guarantee, as part of GOU’s effort to promote access to affordable financial services for increased employment and wealth. MSC offers affordable credit through its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout the country. MSC has so far served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. MSC gives priority financing to support the agricultural production value chain namely; production, value addition and marketing. Besides credit, MSC provides capacity building to its clients including SACCOs, Cooperative Unions, MFIs and SMEs to enable them manage their organisations sustainably.

Job Summary: The Manager Risk will be responsible for ensuring a risk free portfolio through initiating, implementing, reviewing and evaluating risk policies and procedures and best practices.

HR Officer - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Uganda

Job Title: HR Officer
Organisation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Regional Human Resource Manager

About AHF:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles California, and is the largest community-based provider of HIV treatment and care services in the United States of America. AHF registered in Uganda as AHF-Uganda Cares, is collaboration between the Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to-date operates in 15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti ,Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba ,Serere, Hoima and Tororo and supporting 21 clinic sites country wide.

Job Summary: The HR Officer will primarily involve strengthening the Human Resource interventions to improve workforce planning, developing and advice on and implement policies relating to the effective use of personnel within AHF-Uganda Cares program. H/she is responsible for ensuring transparency, compliance and accountability at all levels of Human Resources. The AHF HR Officer will provide guidance on employment laws, working practices, recruitment and general conditions of employment.

Production Officer - Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (QCIL) Uganda

Job Title: Production Officer (2 Career Opportunities)
Organisation: Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (QCIL)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Production Manager

About QCIL:
Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (QCIL) is a pharmaceutical plant, producing anti-retroviral and anti-malarial drugs at Luzira Industrial Park in Uganda. QCIL is a joint venture between Quality Chemicals Ltd-a local drug distribution company and Cipla Ltd-a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer from India.

Key Duties
Ensuring that appropriate validations and calibrations of equipment are well effected and records taken
Maintaining up-to-date documentation including SOPs, change control systems and procedures
Raising T.I sheets for product process and cleaning validation of purified and portable water analysis as per schedule
Monitoring punch and dies inventory records

Literacy Coordinator - RTI International

Job Title: Literacy Coordinator
Organisation: RTI International
Project Name: USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Literacy Advisor

About RTI:
RTI International is recruiting for the USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program, a five-year, USAID program that aims to improve early grade reading outcomes for children in primary grades and develop sustainable health education systems that support national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.

Job Summary: The Literacy Coordinator will technically support the Literacy Advisor to coordinate and harmonize the materials development and the teacher training and supervision arms of the program. S/he will support the planning and oversight of materials development, production and distribution activities.