Fresher Data Collection Jobs - Field Worker/Tracer at Epicentre

Job Title:    Field Worker/Tracer
Organisation: Epicentre
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Head Nurse and Principal Investigator (PI)

About US:
Epicentre is a non-government organization created by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in 1987 to help improve the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre has been a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around three main activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Field Worker/Tracer will establish a contact with the family of the client included in the study.
  • Ensure collection and verification of contact information of the study client (phone number, address)
  • Routinely report to the investigator(s) the need of the parents and help finding solutions
  • Meet the representative or family of the children included in the study on a regular basis
  • Actively participate in the transport reimbursement upon follow up visits.
  • In charge of obtaining follow up visit schedule for the participants and ensure parents are informed in time.
  • The incumbent will enhance and minimize on loss to follow ups.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Field Worker/Tracer should preferably hold a Certificate in Social work or any related field, certificate in counseling will be an added advantage
  • Prior field experience with MSF or other NGOs, research experience is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of the western region local language
  • Highly self-driven
  • Ability to work for long hours and go to the field.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send E-mail applications or hand deliver them to: Resource Manager, MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre, P.O. Box 1956, Mbarara, Uganda or via email to:

Deadline: 7th August, 2015

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Earn Over 30,000 Pounds Annually as Leadership Programme Director at African Prisons Project (APP)

Organization: African Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
About APP:
The African Prisons Project (APP) is a group of people passionately committed to improving access to healthcare, education, justice and rehabilitation for prisoners in Africa. We aim to restore the dignity of those we serve by helping to provide humane conditions and services which help them to regain their dignity. We build and refurbish prison medical and educational facilities to provide innovative services and work to change the attitudes of the societies we serve when it comes to criminal justice issues. We work with Prison Service leaders who wish to develop services and policies in line with our mission and welcome our support. We pursue these changes in a two pronged approach.
1. By focusing on rising stars and senior management of the prison services, providing them with the skills needed to reform and improve prison systems.
2. By providing scholarships and training to prisoners and prisons staff pursuing legal degrees or diplomas through distance learning programmes, to support them act as educators and legal advisers to prisoners and to then take this knowledge of the law to the poorest communities upon release.

Job Summary:  The Leadership Programme Director will steer our strategy around Leadership Development. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading various programs outlined below.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Prisoner and Prison Officer Legal Studies:
·         Develop a core group of legally trained individuals in prisons who can drive change to access justice for prisoners.
·         The incumbent will increase the number of successful appeals, bail applications and outcomes at trial.
·         Improve the legal knowledge of prisoners and prison staff, create instructors amongst the convicted to help inform others and thereby demonstrate prisoners’ ability to have a direct positive impact on their lives and the lives of other prisoners.
·         Provide marketable skills to prisoners through legal training to improve their job prospects upon release.
·         Create an increasing number of future lawyers, law students and paralegals with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced in prison.
·         Get ex-prisoners in posts to lead change at a pastoral level e.g. as politicians, lawyers, judges etc.
2. Learning Journeys for Prison Staff:
·         Continuously improve the skills of prison staff in order to increase the overall skills level of mid to high level prison staff.
·         Develop officers capable of training fellow staff on the issues which they studied while in the United Kingdom.
·         Identify areas of need within the prison system and to develop capable prison officers who are readily able to solve these problems internally.
·         Equip prison staff to change policy and practice nationally.
3. Masters Courses:
·         Improve the skills of prison staff in an effort to increase overall skills among mid to high level officers.
·         To establish officers capable of training fellow staff on the issues that they studied
·         To identify areas of need within the prison system and create capable prison officers who are readily able to solve these problems internally
·         To build up a body of research (through master’s dissertations) on African prison issues and use this to influence change
·         To develop new and sustainable ideas within prison services, contribute to reforming existing systems.
4. Strategy, Planning and Management Objectives:
·         To submit to the UK office the quarterly and monthly budget including overseeing the finances for this programme.
·         Manage the procurement process.
·         Oversee the human resources of staff (globally) who work on this programme including leading, recruiting and appraising all staff.
·         Plan and implement annual volunteer plan for the Leadership Development Programme.
·         Act as the contact person for the media and to generate stories on our work in Kenya. To contribute to the social media of the organisation.
·         Establish and maintain a strong cooperative relationship with prison service at all levels (HQ and Prisons) in Kenya and any other East African country that the LD programmes expands into.
5. Networking:
·         Building a network of change makers.
·         Bringing them together online and in person
·         In charge of developing mechanism for those who have been through the programmes to work together and support each other.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably have a minimum of five years project planning and change management experience.
·         Excellent track record in delivering projects in multiple countries.
·         A minimum of five years professional experience, ideally with other education/leadership development programmes.
·         Comprehensive working knowledge and experience of humanitarian and development sector and/or social enterprise/academia.
·         Highly fluent in English.
·         Proven problem solving and strategic planning capability with creative skills.
·         Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
·         Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
·         Strong reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications including an updated CV and Covering Letter to:

Jessica Harper, Office & HR Manager
Address: Unit 16, 95 Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3FH

Email to:

Deadline: 15th August 2015

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NGO Jobs - Construction Supervisor at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Organisation: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About HFHI:
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Job Summary: The Construction Supervisor will closely supervise and monitor the construction process while ensuring that decent houses are built for OVC and other selected households in accordance with HFHU principles; by the contracted local firms that have the capacity to build decent houses. The incumbent will routinely travel in the operational areas covered by HFHU to provide support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and articulates the Mission and policies of HFHU to local leaders, beneficiaries and community members to uphold the same.
  • Makes sure of quality construction by maintaining standard procedures and guidelines for construction.
  • In charge of preparing certificates for the local construction firms at all stages.
  • Works in consultation with the contractor  or his representatives on the site to ensure quality work
  • Ensure that the selected OVC house beneficiaries have put enough materials on site as their contribution before local construction firms are attached.
  • Send monthly and quarterly construction updates to the OVC Program Coordinator and the Construction Specialist.
  • Ensure that the organizational construction policies and guidelines are followed at all times during the construction of the houses.
  • Develop construction specification and management i.e. prepare Bills of Quantities/Materials for the selected house designs.
  • Ensure that all building materials used in the construction of OVC houses are of the quality as recommended by the Organization.
  • Actively monitors and evaluates the construction work flow as per the given work schedules
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a High Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized or equivalent
  • At least three years’ experience in construction management work for a non-governmental organization or a reputable international organization.
  • Prior exposure and experience in supervising construction works and inventory management
  • Hands-on experience in working with community based structures
  • Experience in drawings, developing of BOQs and construction budgets
  • Ability to work effectively independently or in a team environment or with colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Highly pro-active and self-disciplined
  • Ability to live and work in a challenging environment with regular travel to field locations
  • Competent in Windows-CAD programme, MS Office programs and internet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, a detailed CV including telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional referees. Applications should be submitted by email to:

The Human Resource Department at the E-mail address below;

Email to:

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 31st July 2015

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US Non-profit Careers - Contracts Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:     Contracts Manager  
Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services is an International charity organization which was set up by the Bishops of the United States (US) to mainly assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.

Job Summary: The Contracts Manager will be in charge of the development and implementation of construction contracts to support Infrastructure within the scope of work and closely monitor construction progress against project schedule; tracks expenditures and monitors projected costs against the project budget; assist with materials and equipment management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Controls:
·         Maintains a document control system for ail contract and project records.
·         In charge of the oversight (gathering, filing, keeping history) of all project documents.
·         The incumbent maintains database for project cost and accounting
·         Maintains project master schedule - projects, location, timelines, budgets/spending, PRF tracking, budget maintenance, purchases.
·         Make sure there is on-time grant closure, reconciliation with donor and financial tracking;
·         Provide information, data and reports Project Manager.
·         Support Project Manager to prepare reports for the donor as per the project reporting schedule.
2. Contract Management and Implementation:
·         Guide on the form of standard construction contract to be used in the project considering CRS policies in the context of national standard contracts.
·         Responsible for implementing and ensuring  that programming, including technical assessments, project development and design, tendering and contract administration is in accordance with CRS policy.
·         Retain a log of variations claims from contractors.
·         Ensure all parties are acting according to the signed construction contract.
·         Assist and support the Project Manager in the development of project documentation, including project development tools, technical designs and cost plans, tender and contract documentation, project tracking tools, and program budgets.
·         Implement and oversee the selection and management of
·         Construction service suppliers and construction contractors to be engaged to complement the capacity of the CRS construction team.
·         Ensure that tenders and contract administration for construction and design, engineering and site supervision services are in accordance with agreed agency procedures, and contribute to the structured revision of such procedures.
·         Ensure that documents and procedures are produced and maintained to provide the required level of internal program and financial control.
·         Take an active role in the procurement and logistics process for materials and equipment required by the construction program, in close coordination with the relevant staff in the other CRS offices.
·         Ensure adherence and compliance with quality, safety, and environmental standards for all projects, in keeping with internationally agreed best practices or as otherwise outlined in agency guidelines.
·         Work closely with MoH and national, provincial, and local government, task-force teams and workshops, technical committee meetings, and coordination groups as necessary.
·         Ensure program compliance with CRS principles of justice and solidarity in consultation with the Project Manager.
·         Participate in CRS meetings and workshops on strategic planning, construction programming, and agency-wide initiatives as requested by supervisor.
·         Ensure gender issues are fully considered throughout the project cycle with women being included in decision-making for all construction issues.
·         Responsible for preparing and assisting in the preparation of concept papers, project documents and other material to develop or promote the construction programming. This may include taking a supporting role in reviewing proposals and concept papers submitted by CRS’ partners and assisting them in building project proposal and implementing capacity.
3. Information and Co-ordination:
·         Offer timely support in the preparation of project reports as required by CRS, relevant Government coordination bodies, and donor.
·         Provide project documents, operation plans, program schedules and budgets as required by the Project Manager.
·         Submit regular updates to the Project Manager on progress, priorities and constraints verbally and in writing.
·         Work closely with CRS finance team for planning timely payment to contractors.
·         Facilitate information flow between other sector and program support departments;
·         Carry out spot checks on the technical monitoring procedures.
4. Planning:
·         Take part in the planning and technical assessment procedures requirements for construction project.
·         Manage the technical assessment of construction needs in consultation with the Project Manager and other sector managers including preparation of detailed cost estimates and unit prices for technical standards to support overall program decision-making.
·         Support the assessment of agency resources (staff, material and financial) required to proceed with the planned activities and to keep Project Manager informed.
5. Program Design:
·         Ensure that the project complies with relevant local, national and international standards and regulations, and reflect agency best practices.
·         Manage the development and use of program documentation and tools, in accordance with agency best practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a degree or similar professional qualification in Quantity  Survey, Construction Management or related technical field on contract management. Qualifications in accountancy or financial management with significant construction sector experience will also be considered.
·         A minimum of seven years’ experience, five years in the construction sector specializing in estimating, quantity survey, and contract management, within a development context preferable.
·         Expert knowledge of the construction contract bid process and contract administration.
·         Computer literacy i.e. proficient in MS Office applications. (Word, Excel, Outlook Access- and ideally MS Project)
·         Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills
·         Excellent contract negotiation skills.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·         Highly knowledgeable in appropriate construction administration systems and procedures, in particular control of works and financial management.
·         Ability to understand and adapt local construction materials, technologies, codes and laws.
·         Ability to read, analyse and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or government regulations.
·         Familiarity with current standards health facilities standard.
·         Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
·         Ability to build capacity in implementing teams, local partners and community bodies, with a focus on community participation.
·         Experience in grant management is preferred.
·         Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, counterparts, Government representatives, regional CRS staff and Baltimore HQ staff.
·         Fluency in English (both oral and written skills).
·         Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment.
·         Broad knowledge and awareness, sensitivity and understanding of cross-cultural issues particularly in representing a US-based, Catholic agency.

Personal Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
·         Serves with Integrity
·         Models Stewardship
·         Cultivates Constructive Relationships
·         Promotes Learning

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications with a  cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to:

Deadline: 7th August, 2015

NB: Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted for interviews.

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Franchise Supervisor Career Jobs - Aikan HR Consultants

Job Title:    Franchise Supervisor
Organisation: Aikan HR Consultants
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Aikan HR Consultants is one of Uganda's leading HR consulting companies and trusted strategic HR advisory partner, aikan’s services include aikan Jobs™, aikan Recruitment™, aikan Internship™, aikan Leasing™, aikan Payroll™ and aikan OD.™

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         In charge of ensuring excellent and efficient service delivery at the shop aligned to Airtel service standards.
·         Set and drive quality standards in franchisee shops
·         Carry out periodic customer satisfaction surveys.
·         Instill remedial actions in instances service levels fall below the set standard.
·         Receive and respond to escalated queries and complaints from CSAs; where necessary refer these to the relevant departments and follow up to ensure speedy resolution.
·         Receive communication on new products and services and cascade to the CSA’s effectively.
·         Provide timely feedback to the CSAs to enable them to communicate with the customers.
·         Identify training gaps and recommend trainings to ensure that they are closed.
·         Set clear processes to manage customer experience and ensure that they are adhered to.
·         Make recommendations to management in terms of sales and service improvements.
·         Responsible for communication of standard rules and operational guidelines.
·         In charge of developing, communicating and enforcing stock holding procedures.
·         Ensure franchisee management manages stock levels to avoid stock outs.
·         Actively monitor the franchised shops stocks/ product availability and variety.
·         Responsible for monitoring and ensuring proper branding in franchisee shops.
·         Identify and highlight any security gaps for immediate closure.
·         Provide on job training to staff.
·         Monitor and highlight any staff disciplinary issues.
·         Align own shop best practices in the franchisee outlet.( Opening/Closing  hours, name tags and uniforms, tidy work environment etc).
·         Follow up on system downtimes for speedy resolution.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Franchise Supervisor should hold a Bachelor's degree in a business related field.
·         At least three years’ experience in sales with two years in sales management.
·         Experience in retailing/retail management.
·         Working knowledge of the telecommunications industry or FMCG environment.
·         Detailed knowledge of channel and direct sales.
·         Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and wriiten.
·         Able to operate in a performance driven organization.
·         Culturally aware.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or Word Format) which should include your contact information and three work related references and a one page statement describing your suitability for the role should be included.

Deadline: 24th August 2015

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