Uganda: Education Consortium Manager-National Contract

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Education Consortium Manager

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Role Purpose:

The Education Consortium Manager will be responsible for effective and high quality planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, reporting of the 18-month Education Consortium award initially funded by ECHO, aimed at reaching beneficiaries. The Education programme is built on 4 results: I. Increased access to relevant, quality and safe non-formal learning opportunities; ii. Access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) opportunities; iii. Access to psychosocial support and protection services at Alternative Education centres'; IV. Sustained support to and increased capacity at district government, and community levels. Under the guidance of the Steering Committee, the Education Consortium Manager will be responsible for supporting the consortium partners (Save the Children, NRC, FCA and War Child Netherlands) to widen the newly established Education Consortium both in terms of scope and funding in line with the newly developed multi-year Education Refugee Response Plan.

Contract Duration: Open ended

Contractual Status: National

Location: Kampala with frequent travels in the field

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Post-graduate degree in education planning and management or a related field with additional training project planning and management techniques and knowledge of current global and regional debates on quality and employment oriented education policies and models

  • Recommended a minimum of eight years of relevant technical experience including at senior level

  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical education projects and proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.

  • Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data manipulation and reporting systems.

Desirable

  • Substantial experience of working and living in the Horn of Africa

  • Demonstrable understanding of ECHO guidelines as well as other donors' agenda.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4yODE4OC4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Project Manager-UNHCR

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Project Manager-UNHCR

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives. In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is seeking job applications for a Project Manager for an UNHCR-funded Child Protection award supporting South Sudanese refugees in the West Nile region of Uganda. The Project Manager will be the principal oversight of project implementation and have leadership responsibility for the overall management of the award. S/he will work with Save the Children's field, regional and country offices and will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful program. The Project Manager will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, reports as required

Contract Duration: Open ended

Contractual Status: National

Location: Arua with regular travel to Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience including working in emergency response, direct experience in implementing large, multi-thematic and multi-location programs.

  • Experience managing large education programs for an international NGO.

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team.

  • Experience in promoting children's rights and gender, including participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation.

Desirable

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR regulations and policies, and experience managing high-quality UNHCR funded project(s).

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS41NzgyMi4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Project Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Position Description

Title : PROJECT ASSISTANT

Category : Programmes

Location : Rhino Camp

Date : 05.01.2018

Background

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organization working to provide durable solutions and promote human security.

In Uganda, DRC works in North, North-Western, South-Western and North-Eastern regions in a range of emergency/development support for the refugees and communities in need with the aim of saving lives by providing protection and humanitarian assistance, and creating livelihoods (for more information go to www.drc.dk)).

General Objective

The Project Assistant’s primary function is to follow up of shelter activities at the Rhino Camp.

The candidate is expected to exercise full compliance with DRC programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

Key Responsibilities

The Project Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Administrative management:

Pro-actively contribute to day-to-day project implementation and ensure conformity to expected results and project work-plan;

• Maintain project correspondence and communication;

• Collect, register and maintain all information on project activities;

• Advise all project counterparts on applicable administrative procedures and ensures their proper implementation;

• Contribute to the preparation and implementation of progress reports;

• Prepare agendas and arrange field visits, appointments and meetings both internal and external related to the project activities and write minutes from the meetings;

• Maintain project filing system;

• Prepare routine correspondence and memoranda for Project Managers signature;

• Receive, screen and distribute correspondence and attach necessary background information.

Financial management:

• Follow-up on timely disbursements by DRC;

• Assist in the preparation of payments requests for operational expenses, salaries, insurance, etc. against project budget and work plan;

• Support the preparations of project work-plan and operational and financial planning processes;

• Monitor project activities, budget and financial expenditures and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets and their revisions;

• Prepare proposals for budget revisions;

• Prepare and submit expenditure and programme budget status reports;

• Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparations and audit;

• Advise and assist international advisors and national consultants on all aspects of allowances, travel claims and other financial matters and calculate payments due for claims and services;

• Undertake other financial and administrative tasks on an ad hoc basis.

Procurement:

• In accordance with the Work Plan arrange for procurement of equipment, supplies and services;

• Arrange for equipment maintenance and insurance as required;

• Ensure that contractual processes follow the stipulated DRC procedures;

• Physically clear and ensure delivery of equipment and supplies procured for the various programme sites;

• Maintain records over project equipment inventory.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Personal Specifications

Essential:

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous exposure and experience from working with shelter projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • At least three years of previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicate with impact and respect

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to administrator@drcuganda.org by 18th January 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Uganda: Shelter Engineering Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION

SHELTER ENGINEERING ASSISTANT

Position Description

Title : SHELTER ENGINEERING ASSISTANT

Category : Programmes

Location : Rhino Camp

Date : 05.01.2018

Background

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organization working to provide durable solutions and promote human security.

In Uganda, DRC works in North, North-Western, South-Western and North-Eastern regions in a range of emergency/development support for the refugees and communities in need with the aim of saving lives by providing protection and humanitarian assistance, and creating livelihoods (for more information go to www.drc.dk)).

General Objective

The Engineering Assistant’s primary function is to supervise the day to day technical aspects of semi-permanent shelters and latrines works of the ECHO project in Rhino Camp. Additionally the Shelter Engineering Assistant is expected to participate in certification of completed projects for payment together with district technical teams. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.

Key Responsibilities

The Shelter Engineering Assistant will perform the following tasks:

  • To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project: Emergency intervention to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in West Nile – Uganda through coordinated and appropriate WASH, Shelter, Education services and resources to rebuild livelihoods, funded by ECHO;
  • Carry out screening of project jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plan for approval by the District Technical Planning Committee (DTPC)
  • Supervise and monitor the work of youth and participating communities;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the project;
  • Prepare Order Request/Purchase Requisitions for procurement of materials and tools for project implementation;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of semi-permanent shelter and latrines in close collaboration with the infrastructure Assistants and Infrastructure Coordinator Junior;
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payments for youth after completion of works.
  • Liaising with the district engineering team to assess the quality of infrastructure projects
  • Recording and filling the tally sheets during deliveries of local materials at the sites.
  • Participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of completed project
  • Participate in radio talk shows whenever invited
  • Together with the Shelter Adviser, Short Term and Shelter Engineer, work on project technical reports
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Reports to Shelter Adviser, Short Term and Shelter Engineer

Personal Specifications

Essential:

  • Minimum Diploma in civil engineering;
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience in labor based technologies
  • Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to administrator@drcuganda.org by 18th January 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Fresher Administration Assistant Job Careers – Ultimate Gas Professionals Limited

Organization: Ultimate Gas Professionals Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ultimate Gas Professionals is a young and emerging gas distribution & consultancy company.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Administration Assistant job placement must hold a Secretarial Degree or related qualification
  • Preference for young presentable female graduate with one year of related work experience
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office with good typing speed
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications with updated CVs and scanned academic documents by email to admin@ultgas.com
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 5.00pm

5 Senior Human Resources Job Opportunities – National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)

Organisation: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) a leading organisation in the Water sector in Uganda with a Vision “To be a leading Water Utility in the World.” NWSC is a utility parastatal 100% owned by The Government of Uganda. It was established in 1972 under decree No: 34. The mandate of the Corporation as defined in the National Water & Sewerage Corporation Statute of 1995, Section 5 (1), is to operate and provide water and sewerage services in areas entrusted to it, on a sound, commercial and viable basis. The NWSC operations were initially in three towns of Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe.
Job Summary: The Senior Human Resources will ensure that the Human Resources employed meet the short, medium and long term objectives and that every employee’s potential and energies are directed to improve the overall performance of the company.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, review, communicate and implement acceptable human resources strategies, policies, procedures, practical plans and budgets, based on the best practices.
  • The jobholder will coordinate recruitment and selection activities and ensuring that new employees are properly oriented as well as carrying out orientation of other staff as well.
  • Undertake effective implementation of the terms and conditions of service, welfare policies and procedures, and disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance to all employees on the interpretation of the terms and conditions of service and on any other human resource policies.
  • Work closely with the heads of departments and line Managers in identifying training needs and formulates annual company-wide training requirements.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate Human Resource Information Database.
  • Tasked with updating and maintaining job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintain cordial industrial relations in the company as a way of enhancing high productivity.
  • Offer technical support to Line Managers in introducing and maintaining performance management systems in the company and ensures that the company wholly embraces performance-management principles and practices.
  • Develop and coordinate performance appraisal of employees and ensuring it is fairly carried out and identifying their training and development needs.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.
  • Possession of a post graduate training in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least four (4) years’ post qualification experience.
  • High integrity.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of labour laws of Uganda.
  • Proficiency in Human Resources Management Principles and Procedures.
  • Ready to work long hours.
  • Must be a mature and seasoned professional manager who is able to interact and coordinate activities well with staff at all levels of the company.
  • Age: Below 40 years.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send in their applications (hard copies) addressed to the Senior Manager Human Resources, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Plot 39 Jinja Rd, P.O. Box 7053, Kampala. Uganda
The applicants must attach the following requirements; –
  • An application letter with a detailed Curium virtue (CV)
  • Three referees (outside NWSC)
Deadline: 12th January 2018 by 5pm
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MTN Graduate Development Program 2018 (Several Fresh Graduate Jobs) – MTN Uganda

Organisation: MTN Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.
About the MTN Graduate Development Program 2018:
MTN seeks fresh graduates who seek to align their careers by joining the MTN Graduate Development Program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the graduate program should be between 22 – 26 years old with a first class or Upper 2nd university degree and completed them in 2017
  • The qualifications should be in BSc. Digital Marketing, BSc. Actuarial Science, BSc. Mathematical Sciences
How to Apply:
All applicants who wish to join the MTN Graduate Development Program 2018 should send or hand deliver their applications with detailed resumes / CVs including certified copies of academic certificates along with the names and addresses of three referees to Senior Manager, Learning & Development MTN Uganda, Nyonyi Gardens P.O. Box 24624, Kampala​. Uganda
Deadline: Monday, 22nd January 2018

Project Coordinator NGO Career Jobs – Farm Africa

Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country Representative
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively.
About Project:
During this four year programme Farm Africa will work with local civil society, SMEs, cooperatives and farmer organisations to develop market systems that support livestock services and enterprises for 21,000 women, contributing to women’s economic empowerment, reduced poverty and improved nutrition of women and children. The project will address market failures in animal health and breeding services to improve livestock productivity, build capacity and assets of herders, establish trade and enterprise opportunities and improve household nutrition practices through behavioural change. It will demonstrate how nutrition interventions can build on women’s economic empowerment to contribute to both increased income and improved household nutrition.
Job Summary: The Project Coordinator is a key role in the senior management team in Uganda and the post holder will be responsible for leading L4L project implementation by Farm Africa and our partners in Uganda. The project will be implemented across four districts of Karamoja sub-region (Moroto, Napak, Kotido & Nakapiripirit). The PC will be required to manage the planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of all aspects of the L4L project in Uganda. This will include playing a leading role in internal and external project reporting, financial management, partner management, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, outputs and impacts, and ensuring that all stakeholders at the project area are fully engaged. The incumbent will plan and manage L4L implementation in Uganda in accordance with the programme’s agreed objectives, work plans and budgets. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Moroto office, and will be reporting in to the Country Representative, Uganda (CRU).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project planning:
  • Work in close consultation with the Country Representative (CRU) and Technical Manager for Livestock (TML) review and prepare the project’s work plan and budget as part of the quarterly and annual planning process.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for project activities and logistics, identifying and responding to the implications of interdependencies between different sub-project work stream activities.
  • Ensure all project staff and partners are clear on project plans and required resources during planning.
  • Project delivery, implementation and internal reporting:
  • Ensure the methodologies for each activity are clearly understood by the project team and delivered according to Farm Africa Approaches.
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned and within the agreed budget.
  • Review progress regularly, submitting quarterly internal progress review reports outlining progress, issues and actions being taken in the standard format.
  • Participate in quarterly programme progress review sessions with the Steering Committee (including Country Heads) including: in-depth review of financial spend/burn rate; achievement against activity and output plan, and a forward look on whether the project is achieving against its objectives, indicators and beneficiaries. 
  • Proactively identify and monitor any risks to non-delivery and, where required, develop and implement action plans to address issues identified;
  • Ensure the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to the TML to facilitate compliance with donor reporting requirements indicated in the financing agreement
Financial management and governance:
  • Manage the project within the agreed budget
  • Work with the Project Accountant & Administrator to regularly forecast budgets in line with any changes in implementation plans, and where required, to reflect the changing financial context (e.g., inflation, exchange rates)
  • Identify and analyse the causes of spend variances to the budget and take action as needed
  • Implement internal project financial controls, ensuring that financial management in the project field office is in compliance with and exceeds the basic standards contained in the Farm Africa finance procedures manual
  • Review budget monitoring reports, and provide timely explanations and corrective actions for any significant variances
  • Ensure that all procurement of goods and services is carried out in line with Farm Africa procedures and also follows the terms and conditions stipulated in the financing agreement.
  • Work with the CRU, Finance & Administration Manager and wider Farm Africa finance team to monitor financial risks, developing and implementing mitigation actions as needed
Monitoring and evaluation of the project’s outcomes and impact
  • Work closely with the M&E Knowledge Management Specialist and TML to contribute lessons learned, ensure dissemination and maintain dialogue on key project findings
  • Ensure the project’s log-frame and data collection plans are regularly reviewed and refreshed, and the project is collecting the breadth of indicators required at a frequency and timing in line with reporting purposes
  • Lead the project’s annual self-assessment process ensuring that necessary evidence is collected and all staff are actively inputting into the process
  • Ensure that the project is regularly conducting beneficiary surveys, collecting other data through relevant sources, developing case studies and collating photos
  • Oversee baseline, mid-term, final evaluation and other external evaluations, ensuring that learning and recommendations from those evaluations are explicitly incorporated into the project’s future implementation activity
Supporting the contract management for the project, ensuring that donor reports are of a high standard
  • Support annual PPR reflection processes to assess any adjustments needed to budget allocations for the project
  • Ensure timely narrative and financial reporting from the region is secured, in good time for collation by the TML and submission to the donor
  • Proactively identify any required changes to donor-agreed regional work plans, objectives and/or budgets, working with the TML and Uganda Country Representative to agree and implement any necessary contract revisions or renegotiations
  • Ensure compliance with donor procurement and other contractual requirements
  • Support management and oversee the quality of donor visits to the region
Leadership and management of a project team of 11 staff
  • Spend a high proportion of the time in the field visiting project activities to ensure activities are on track and are in line with Farm Africa Approaches/Methodologies
  • Working with the Country Office team, TML and Project Accountant & Administrator, lead on the recruitment of new staff to the project team
  • Hold (at least) monthly staff meetings and send minutes and key action points to partners and any relevant stakeholders
  • Provide leadership and motivation to all project staff building values-based team working and individual staff skills relevant to the project. 
  • Regularly provide both informal and formal coaching and feedback to all project staff
  • Effectively and promptly deal with any poor performance and actively recognise and encourage strong performance
  • Actively seek feedback on own performance and effectiveness from both country leadership as well as own project staff.
  • Hold in-person supervision sessions with all line-managed staff at least once per quarter (to discuss progress against their personal development objectives and work targets) and carry out in-person annual appraisals with all line-managed staff
Manage and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders
  • Proactively identify and raise with the Country Representative, TML (and others as appropriate) any project-related delivery risks, and work with project partner staff to implement action plans to resolve identified issues
  • Act as a regional level ambassador, promoting the project, including hosting visitors, speaking at workshops and conferences, and meeting donors and other officials when required
  • Provide formal representation of the project at regional level with respect to key signatory government parties; ensure periodic reports are submitted to them on a timely basis
  • Convene quarterly project meetings, involving representatives from all stakeholder groups
  • Support organisation of external events, forums and conferences to share project lessons and experiences
Play an active role as a member of the Farm Africa Country team
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Farm Africa’s strategy 
  • Identify and explore opportunities to grow and expand the country project pipeline, both in relation to the current project or related to new project opportunities
  • Work with the Country Representative and the UK Programme Funding Unit to prepare funding proposals where requested, ensuring that any lessons learned during implementation are documented and built into future project design
  • Participate in country-level or pan-Farm Africa programme meetings with other project coordinators, as reasonably requested
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Project Coordinator job placement must hold a post graduate degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Pastoral Development, Rural Livelihoods or other relevant field
  • Five years’ experience as a senior project manager in an INGO or agri-business evidencing knowledge and understanding of project strategy, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Previous experience in operationalising project plans for complex programmes with multiple partners and external stakeholders
  • Experience in financial management, including the ability to develop, read and manage budgets; and rapidly spot potential issues and solutions
  • Experience in implementing gender transformative programming 
  • Experience in Designing for Behaviour Change (DBC)approaches
  • Experience in working in consortia
  • Experience of leading projects delivering change using a market-systems approach
  • Experience as senior manager working within a pastoralist systems context
  • Experience of working in Karamoja 
  • Trained in DBC techniques
  • Experience in working in consortia on DFID (UK Aid) funded project
  • Demonstrated leadership, line management and team building experience – including appraisal and managing under-performance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the livestock and pastoralism sector in Uganda, in particular with relation to small ruminants
  • Detailed understanding of market-based approaches to development and particularly approaches which encourage greater participation of women
  • Detailed understanding of participatory community-based project approaches, gender mainstreaming in development and economic opportunities. 
  • Detailed understanding eco-system management, ideally in a rangeland/fodder context
  • Further relevant academic qualification in the area of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Pastoral Development, Rural Livelihoods or other relevant field is desired 
  • Detailed understanding of the interdependence between livelihoods and nutrition programming
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders based on trust, collaboration, demonstrated commitment and impact, deploying a wide range of influencing techniques as required
  • Excellent network and excellent relationship with government partners
  • Experience in leading teams in problem solving
  • Experience in combining coaching with effective and insightful feedback on strengths, development areas and ways to grow
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to work with both Government and Private Sector stakeholders
  • Excellent record of writing including briefs, project reports, communication and dissemination materials
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to travel widely and frequently both within and outside the Karamoja sub-region
  • Adept in Microsoft Windows including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in Karamojong is desired
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including ‘Project Coordinator L4L’ in the subject line.
NB: Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the interview process.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 29th January 2018 at Farm Africa’s country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 5.00pm EAT

10 Entry Level Human Resource Officer Job Careers – National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)

Organisation: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) a leading organisation in the Water sector in Uganda with a Vision “To be a leading Water Utility in the World.” NWSC is a utility parastatal 100% owned by The Government of Uganda. It was established in 1972 under decree No: 34. The mandate of the Corporation as defined in the National Water & Sewerage Corporation Statute of 1995, Section 5 (1), is to operate and provide water and sewerage services in areas entrusted to it, on a sound, commercial and viable basis. The NWSC operations were initially in three towns of Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe.
Job Summary: The Human Resources Officer will ensure that the Human Resources employed meet the short, medium and long term objectives and that every employee’s potential and energies are directed to improve the overall performance of the company.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receive and process requests for recruitment
  • The jobholder will prepare and update manpower levels
  • Update salary scales of all employees
  • Supervise management of all staff welfare schemes
  • Manage the medical scheme and produces all medical reports for management information
  • Maintain and update personnel record through the Human Resource Management
  • Information System software
  • The Human Resources Officer will also prepare the leave roaster and process all staff leave
  • Issues and renews identity cards.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Human Resources Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.
  • One year of post qualification experience
  • High integrity.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of labour laws of Uganda.
  • Proficiency in Human Resources Management Principles and Procedures.
  • The jobholder should be ready to work long hours.
  • Must be a mature and seasoned professional manager who is able to interact and coordinate activities well with staff at all levels of the company.
  • Age: Below 35 years.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send in their applications (hard copies) addressed to the Senior Manager Human Resources, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Plot 39 Jinja Rd, P.O. Box 7053, Kampala. Uganda
The applicants must attach the following requirements; –
  • An application letter with a detailed Curium virtue (CV)
  • Three referees (outside NWSC)
Deadline: 12th January 2018 by 5pm
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Support Group Coordinator Job Opportunities – Uganda Heart Institute (UHI)

Organisation: Uganda Heart Institute
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Clinical Research Coordinator
Uganda Heart Institute was legally established in 2001 as a Company limited by guarantee of its founding Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and Uganda Heart Foundation. In UHI therefore commenced operating as a semi-autonomous Unit under Mulago Hospital. The purpose of the registering UHI as a limited Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute, by enabling it to solicit for funds and manage its resources at source.
Job Summary: The Support Group Coordinator will design, coordinate, and supervise trial support groups (2) groups per Saturday, or 16 groups in rotation)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To study protocol and procedures including gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
  • Secures location for 16 support groups in communities where cases are identified, and ensure these facilities are open and accessible on days of support group.
  • Work in close conjunction with PI, develops the curriculum for 24 child support groups and develop a materials list to support these curriculum plans.
  • Sources the materials for support group and bring to support group sites.
  • Carries out monthly trainings with caseworkers on conduct of support groups.
  • Ensures staffing for each group and coordinates when staffing replacements are needed.
  • Leads support group activities and supervise caseworkers serving as assistant facilitators.
  • Supervises the activities of the caseworkers as they relate to promotion of the support groups for their caseload.
  • Ensures supplies and staffing for penicillin support groups (1 per weekend), including additional nursing support for penicillin injections.
  • Coordinates an additional adult activity for parents/guardians who attend support group with their children.
  • Acts as a Liaison officer with the communities where support groups are occurring to maintain good community relations.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree from a recognized institution, preferably in an education or child-development related field or equivalent experience.
  • One year of experience in community or health programming or education.
  • We seek an individual with a high level of personal motivation and excellent skills in team management, team building, community outreach, and communication.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and Luo.
How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart Institute using the postal address below and can be delivered at the Institute during working hours.
First Floor, Block C, Mulago Hospital Complex,
P.O. Box 7051, Kampala Yusufu Lule Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th January, 2018