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Sunday 2 March 2014

2G Huawei Optimizer - Nokia Solutions and Networks Uganda

Vacancy : 2G Huawei Optimizer
Recruiting Company: Nokia Solutions and Networks(NSN)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

About Us:
NFT Consult is a leading HR Consultancy firm which seeks to recruit for its valuable client, a World's Specialist in mobile broadband. Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN),formerly Nokia Siemens Networks, is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia Corporation. It was a joint venture between Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany known as Nokia Siemens Networks. NSN has operations in around 150 countries including Uganda. In 2013, Nokia acquired 100% of the company, with a buy-out of Siemens AG.

Responsible for the support of all related planning and optimization tasks for GSM networks
Provide analysis of KPIs and perform problem investigation to improve network quality issues.
Support customer VIP problem investigation.
Co-ordinate planning and optimization tasks between internal NSN and customer.
Support customer for troubleshooting and network performance improvement activities.
Require familiarity with Mapinfo , Nemo Outdoor,TEMS  measurement tool and Nemo Analyzer post analysis tool

Principal Liaison Specialist - United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Vacancy:   Principal Liaison Specialist FSN-105
Recruiting Company: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID DIR Office,
Reports to: USAID Mission Director
Salary Grade: UShs. 72,127,325 - 104,083,095 p.a. inclusive of allowances.

About US Embassy in Uganda:
The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. The US Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Job Summary: The USAID/Uganda Principle Liaison Specialist serves as a key advisor and principal operations manager to the USAID/Uganda Mission Director. He/she assists the Office of the Mission Director in:
·         Information Gathering, Analysis and Reporting on matters of strategic importance to USAID’s development program;
·         Providing strategic advice and managing partnerships with Government of Uganda (GOU) officials;
·         Develop contacts to build linkages, partnerships and networks with civil society organizations, private sector actors and development partners;
·         Offer Mission-wide support in the intra-office coordination and collaboration to implement the Country Development Cooperation Strategy;
·         Liaise with USAID implementing partners on development policy issues;
·         Work closely with the USAID Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director to manage Mission priorities and scheduling;
·         Perform other duties as assigned to assist the USAID/Uganda Front Office.

The Liaison Specialist will be mainly responsible for providing substantive advice on host country political dynamics, background information on issues of relevance or requiring management action from the USAID Mission Director, structuring briefings and meetings for interaction with Mission stakeholders, and drafting guidance on responses relevant to
partner meetings in which the Mission Director is involved. The Principle Liaison Specialist works closely with the Front Office support staff to align the Mission Director’s agenda, strategy, and direction with Mission priorities. The jobholder enables the Mission Director to concentrate time, effort, and priorities on strategic activities. The incumbent demonstrates the highest standards of integrity. He/she will manage complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. The USAID/Uganda Principle Liaison Specialist will also have the demonstrated ability to deal with highly confidential information and act as a liaison between the Mission Director and other partner or Mission entities, both internal and external. The incumbent must also show the willingness and ability to manage large amounts of detail with great care and accuracy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Relationship Management (35%)
·         Gather information, analyze it and generate concise reports and reporting cables on matters of strategic importance to USAID’s development program;
·         Build networks with national leaders to serve as a platform to promote USAID development programs and build strategic linkages to enhance the effectiveness of those programs;
·         Develop and manage a relationship management system that facilitates effective communications both inside and outside of USAID;
·         Give strategic advice and guidance on how to structure and manage strategic relations with high-ranking GOU officials;
·         Develop contacts to build linkages, partnerships, and networks with civil society organizations, private sector actors, and development partners;
·         Support the USAID Mission Director’s internal and external communications, both written and oral.
2. Age Strategy Management (25%)
·         Support alignment of Front Office focus and time management to priorities in the new Country Development Cooperation Strategy;
·         Support Mission-wide intra-office coordination and collaboration to implement the Country Development Cooperation Strategy;
·         Assist in fostering inter-program collaboration at the district level through structuring appropriate district-GOU relationships, when needed;
·         Work in close collaboration with key GOU officials and institutions to build understanding about USAID development priorities and ensure uniformity of messaging to these entities.
3. Operations Management (25%)
·         Liaise with USAID implementing partners on development policy issues as requested by the Front Office;
·         Work with the USAID Mission Director and his deputy to manage Mission priorities;
·         Ensures that the USAID Mission Director is prepared for meetings and events.
·         Works closely with Office Directors and support staff to ensure the appropriate management of the Mission Director’s calendar so that all priorities are met.
·         coordinates activities, sets agendas, and summarizes deliverables for Senior Team, Leadership Team;
4. Perform any other duties as assigned by the USAID Mission Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·         The USAID/Uganda Principle Liaison Specialist should possess a Master's degree in liberal arts, business, management, or related field is required.
·         The prospective USAID candidate should have five or more general experience in development or diplomatic work.
·         Possess additional training in relevant USAID administrative procedures and regulations; Programming Foreign Assistance (PFA) course; Project Design; Foreign Diplomacy; Leadership training.
·         Considerable knowledge of the national political, economic, security, and cultural environment of Uganda as the incumbent will have to interact with orange of partners including national and county government, international development organizations, civil society organizations who implement USAID/Uganda programs, and the business community.
·         Excellent computer literacy skills with excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power point and Access) as well as Google Mail and good documentation systems
·         Possess the ability to prioritize and complete tasks quickly and efficiently;
·         Be highly motivated, dedicated, a self-starter, and able to work in challenging and stressful environments,
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a team setting;
·         Ability to easily interact with tact and diplomacy when interacting with high level officials and USAID partner organizations
·         The ability to gather and analyze information and develop a plausible interpretation of implications for USAID programs is critical.
·         He/she most demonstrate understanding the contextual complexities of Uganda and how development programs should assimilate these.
·         Communication skills to articulate the information to provide strategic advice and manage USAID-GOU institutional relationships must be sophisticated and nuanced.
·         The incumbent should have proven ability to develop new linkages, partnerships and networks with civil society organizations, private sector actors, and development partners that will enhance USAID development results.
·         He/she must be able to support coordination with other sections within the US Embassy, with USAID/ Uganda's Implementing Partner teams, with donors and the GOU, as directed by Front Office requirements
·         The incumbent must exhibit skill to collaborate with, and achieve results through, others, the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, and the capability to interact within all levels of the Agency.
·         The ideal USAID/Uganda Principle Liaison Specialist must possess high-level collaboration skills, with outstanding diplomacy, analytical and organizational skills, finely honed oral and written communication skills, laterally to others on the executive team, downward through the system, and upward to the Mission Director and senior management.
·         He/she must demonstrate keen judgment and emotional intelligence, in addition to a successful track record of achieving results through persuasion and collaboration rather than explicit reporting relationship.
·         The USAID/Uganda Principle Liaison Specialist must also possess critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses, and have the ability to seek alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems.
·         He/she must have the ability to flawlessly manage significant amounts of detail and a successful track record managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
·         Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download it Here.
·         A current resume or curriculum vitae.
·         Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their      application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
·         Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov

NB: The US Embassy only accepts electronic submissions and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5

Deadline: 11th March 2014

Senior Finance Assistant - Qatar Airways (QA) Uganda

Job Title: Senior Finance Assistant
Organisation: Qatar Airways (QA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Vacancy Number: QR4445

About QA:
Qatar Airways has gradually grown to reaching over 120 destinations worldwide, offering unmatched levels of service excellence that have helped excel the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. Qatar Airways was voted Airline of the Year 2011 and in 2012 in the prestigious Skytrax industry audit and it has won the confidence of the travelling public.
Air travel has reached the point where it is now taken for granted in all corners of the globe. With a larger number of passengers and more choice available in the skies today, Qatar Airways is looking to maintain and grow their position in the marketplace with exceptional high-quality service with ever-increasing efficiency. In this highly competitive environment, Qatar Airways has achieved much with our phenomenal route expansion averaging 30% growth year to year and flying one of the most modern fleet of almost 120 aircraft in the skies today. Qatar Airways’ global network currently spans key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, with scheduled flights operating to and from our hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.

Communications Coordinator - CARE International in Uganda

Job Title:  Communications Coordinator
Organisation: CARE International in Uganda
Project Name: Global Water Initiative East Africa (GWI EA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Program Director

About CARE Uganda:
CARE International is a federation of 12 member countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia that implement programs in over 70 countries worldwide. CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency services to economic development and civil society building.

CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor.  CARE’s program implementation is focused on supporting communities in fulfillment of their economic rights and achievement of sustainable livelihoods, conflict resolution and peace building, natural resource management and good governance. Our operations are guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

Director General - The National Agricultural Research Organisation Uganda

Job Title:  Director General
Organisation: The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Chairman, NARO Council

About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 to provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. NARO is governed by a Council, with a Secretariat responsible for its day-to-day operations.

Job Summary: The Director General will primarily serve as the Chief Executive of the NARO Council Secretariat and the Accounting Officer of the National Agricultural Research Organisation.

Key Duties
Rendering expert advice to the Council in respect of the business of the Council;
Developing strategies and operational plans to guide the Council in achieving its policy objectives;
Acting as the daily liaison between the Council and the parent Ministry as well as other policy making organs
Coordinating and implementing policies, programmes and activities of the Council and reporting on them to the Council;

Personal Secretary - Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda

Job Title: Personal Secretary
Organisation: Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)
Project: Reform Task Force Secretariat Skilling Uganda
Funding Source: World Bank and Government of Belgium
Salary:          UGX 3 million shillings per month
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Administrator

About MoEs:
The Government of Uganda represented by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and supported by World Bank  and the Government of Belgium initialed a process to formulate a ten year BTVET Strategic Plan (Skilling Uganda) in 2009. This denotes a paradigm shift for skills development in Uganda with the overall aim of transforming the BTVET system from an Educational Sub-Sector into a comprehensive System of Skills development for employment, enhanced productivity, and growth. The main purpose will be to create employable skills and competencies relevant to the labour market instead of educational Certificates. It will embrace all Ugandans in need of skills, not only primary and Secondary School leavers. Skills will enable the Country to expand and grow. Employers in Uganda often complain about skills shortages that constrain production and expansion. Large segments of the population, including those working in the informal sector, lack skills they need to raise themselves out of poverty. The economy faces critical skills gap that threaten to limit the growth of key sectors, including agriculture and energy.

Pharmaceutical Technologists - Aga Khan Health Service Uganda

Job Title:  Pharmaceutical Technologists (Several Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Aga Khan Health Service
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Centre Manager, Kampala

About US:
The Aga Khan University in conjunction with the Aga Khan Health Service in Uganda invites applications for the vacancies above based in Kampala. Uganda.

Job Summary: Pharmaceutical Technologist will ensure accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders. S/he will offer effective pharmaceutical services to meet customer needs for the Aga Khan Health Service.