01 July 2016

Field Assistant UN Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Field Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position Number: 10016827
Reports to: Field Officer
Vacancy Notice: 015/2016
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL4

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The UNHCR Field Assistant performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor will exercise close control and regular review of the work processes and provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent will keep frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information and with the external contacts generally with officials of national and international institutions, leaders of the refugee community, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Serve as an interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Work in close coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

Key Performance Indicator: UNHCR office has sufficient administrative and local support for the field activities thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Assistant career placement should have completed Secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
  • At least three years’ previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

How to Apply:
All Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications, under confidential cover to: Senior Admin/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation in Uganda via E-mail quoting the above vacancy notice and position number: UGAKAHR@unhcr.org.

Deadline: 7th July, 2016

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Project Manager Charity Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Regional Programmes Manager
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Project Manager will manage the planning, implementation, and coordination of multi-sectoral GBV Program/Project interventions and capacity building to prevent, and respond to Stigma against Rape Survivors and Children Born of Rape in Armed Conflict in compliance with GBV guiding principles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead in Project Planning & Implementation:
  • Work in liaison with the Program Manager, and Technical Specialist to understand the project goal and implement multi-sectorial SGBV prevention and response interventions (includes health, psychosocial support, case management, legal, and security) guided by GBV guiding principles.
  • Ensure work plans for implementation are made and expectations met.
  • Work closely with the local government and other partners in regard to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging their resources against WV’s to improve sustainability
  • Actively contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, map points of service for survivors of and vulnerable individuals, and to identify and link them to support structures
  • Keenly analyze trends and develop/align program strategies to meet needs
  • Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the grant with APs interventions
Effective Project Implementation and monitoring:
  • Through implementation, monitoring and evaluation and incorporating GBV survivor-centered approaches by adopting a community owned and centered approach for sustainability;
  • Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
  • Develop community champions to drive systemic behavioral change amongst communities and service providers
  • Work closely with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Strengthen case management and referral mechanisms working with leaders, youth and service providers
  • Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers/volunteers, as needed and appropriate
  • Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
Capacity Building:
  • Effectively supervise and build capacity of project personnel (staff, volunteers and others) to effectively implement project interventions to expected standards.
  • Identify the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors required for personnel to implement project interventions;
  • Train staff and partners to become leaders of SGBV prevention and response.
  • Promote and builds capacity of GBV guiding principles within teams, including compliance with confidentiality and data security protocols;
  • Facilitates trainings to build personnel’s capacity as required;
  • Mentors team members through on-the-job training, guidance and support;
Advocacy and Community Mobilization:
  • Action for GBV prevention and response and in support of survivors to end stigmatization linked to sexual violence.
  • Undertake initiatives that offer unprecedented opportunities for advancing GBV interventions through advocacy
  • Lead teams to effectively engage communities to prevent and respond to sexual violence using thoughtful approaches that promote inclusive participation, non-discrimination and underrepresentation in community and family decision-making.
  • Ensure children and youth participate in advocacy and action
  • As needed for difficult or complex cases, provide direct advocacy and assistance.
Networking and Coordination:
  • Facilitate a collaborative environment to promote effective coordination with a range of actors to ensure that survivors have access to multi-sectorial services and to facilitate mainstreaming of risk mitigation and prevention efforts.
  • Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening SOPs and referral pathways
  • Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and ensure maximum visibility
  • Assist in writing program proposals and meeting with donors on project-related engagements/visits
  • Fosters effective communication internally and externally.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting on project indicators and results; continuous effort is required through ongoing monitoring, evaluation and review to ensure project resources are put to intended use.
  • Carry out regular monitoring and review of the project progress towards impact
  • Ensure bottom-up development approach, project beneficiaries are part of the M&E process using a community based monitoring and evaluation approach
  • Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual monitoring in-line with the project M&E framework/plan and disseminate findings and recommendations
  • Document and disseminate project learning and best practices
  • Conduct end of project evaluation to assess impact and share findings with beneficiaries and partners including the donor.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly, semi/annual reports and other reports as needed or requested.
People Management:
  • Assist in the selection, training and support of program/project staff
  • Ensure annual appraisal of line managed staff against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted appropriately.
  • Promote principles of self-care for staff and provide opportunities for teams to seek support;
  • Comply with security protocols, consider security implications of all project activities and fosters a safe environment for staff to report security concerns.
Financial/Budget Management:
  • Take overall responsibility for financial management and monitoring of the project, ensuring that adequate financial and administrative systems are in place.
  • Maintain staff & stakeholder awareness of budget and expenditures in order to manage project within
  • Develop work plans and expenditure targets in line with project budget
  • Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within project budgets and expected time frames
  • Effective management of the project budget within acceptable minimum variance and in compliance with donor regulations/requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The prospective World Vision Project Manager employee should hold a University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, or other relevant field of study. A master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Post graduate training in Project Planning and Management sound knowledge of Financial Management
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in SGBV programming, including at least one year of humanitarian experience and advocacy work
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Adapts and Copes with Pressure
  • Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and engages effectively with the humanitarian architecture

NB: This vacancy is open to Ugandan nationals only.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 20th July, 2016

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IT Business Analyst Career Jobs - DFCU Bank

Job Title:        IT Business Analyst
Organisation: DFCU Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Lead Systems Architect

About US:
DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Job Summary: The IT Business Analyst will be responsible for converting processes and business requirements into functional specifications used for implementation and software modelling of new implementation requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Identify, assess, and document business requirements, recommending business priorities, and advising business on options, risks, and costs.
  • Keenly analyse impact of proposed solution across the business, develop use cases, functional specification and source to target mappings to explain/demonstrate business requirements/specifications to IT team, and contribute a business or process perspective during design reviews.
  • Ensure documentation of test plans and verification that the test plans are complete and comprehensive.
  • Actively facilitate implementation of new functionality through training sessions, demos, and the development of appropriate documentation.
  • Provide and/or create relevant test scenarios to be used in the application testing process. Evaluate existing and new software technologies in order to enhance business processes and contribute to strategic business growth.
  • Significantly contribute to the development of system integration test scripts and execute testing - all to ensure the testing results correspond to the business expectations.
  • Take part in the software development processes by prototyping new application requirements and designing new business process models.
  • Actively participate in technical improvements of existing business applications by identifying consolidation opportunities.
  • Prepare regular progress and final project reports.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Lead Systems Architect.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank IT Business Analyst job opportunity should hold a University degree in the area of Information Technology, Computer science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other mathematically inclined degree.
  • At least five years’ experience in software and product development.
  • Working knowledge and experience with at least two software prototyping languages such as Java, Python or C#.
  • Good track record of problem solving skills in IT related projects.
  • Proven ability to perform Test Driven Development to ensure robustness of new applications and transactional systems.
  • Ability to perform source reviews to identity functional glitches and software bugs is an added advantage.
  • Skills in User Interface Design and Testing using JQuery/JavaScript and modern browsers is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with managing and administering Linux/Unix and Windows servers.
  • Prior exposure and experience in writing technical documentation is a must.
  • Ability to perform technical assessment of management information systems (review of needs, data quality and data security).
  • Strong understanding of database design and implementation techniques using MYSQL/MS SQL Server or Oracle.
  • Excellent analytical, attention to detail and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, commitment and drive to consistently lead high quality standards of work.

How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

Deadline: 6th July 2016

NB: Therefore, if you do not hear from us by 20th July 2016, consider your application unsuccessful.

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5 Driver Job Vacancies - Goodman International Ltd

Job Title:     Driver (5 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Goodman International Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Goodman International Ltd is a Pharmaceutical Company based in Kampala – Uganda, dealing in Importation & Distribution of Human and Veterinary Medicines, Agent & Local Technical Representative (LTR) for several manufacturers from Europe and Middle East. They would like to recruit for one of their partners, a leading European nutrition company working in Infant formula with markets in Middle East and Africa.

Job Summary: The Driver will be responsible for the transportation of goods, staff, other persons and items to destinations as instructed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal driver candidate should possess an Ordinary Level (O-Level) Certificate
  • At least three years’ driving experience
  • Defensive driving would be an added advantage.
  • Possess a clean driving permit
  • Age: Between 25-35 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated CVs to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Goodman International Ltd,
Plot 24B, Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 21311, Kampala-Uganda

Deadline: 14th July 2016

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Fresher Project Trainee –Women Rights & Gender Equality UNJPGBV Jobs - ActionAid International

Organisation: ActionAid International
Project Name:  United Nations Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence (UNJPGBV)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.

Job Summary: The Project Trainee will be responsible for the appropriate implementation of United Nations Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence (UNJPGBV) under Women Rights and Gender Equality in line with donor guidelines and organization’s strategic plan (CSP).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in liaison with the cluster coordinator and the project coordinator to ensure timely planning implementation and reporting of the project activities in line with the project guidelines
  • Support and resolve any obstacle to delivery of project activities in liaison with the project coordinator and the program coordinator of the project area
  • Support to ensure high quality monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the project activities in line with the project and Action Aid’s guidelines
  • Work closely with cluster coordinator and project coordinator to produce quality quarterly, bi annual and annual reports
  • Actively participate in designing and Collating quality learning from the project and communicate widely internally and externally for shared learning
  • Support in the GBV data entry (NGBV and MIS) adequately
  • Support in representing AAU at relevant district level meetings and UNFPA meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Work,  Education or any other relevant field from a recognized university
  • Previous experience in implementing Gender Based Violence interventions will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant working experience preferably in NGO sector
  • Knowledge of SASA Approach is an added advantage.
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Strong community mobilization skills
  • Networking and coalition building
  • Critical report writing  skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with standards for Gender Based Violence,
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Human Rights violations and redress mechanisms.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge of Microsoft  programmes  (Word, excel , MS outlook  and   use of  internet
  • Motor Cycle riding skills is a must.
  • Good Knowledge of local Languages especially context and culture of Katakwi  is an added advantage.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their applications or send via email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to:

The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness,
ActionAid Uganda,
Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University,
P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 5th July, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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