Implementation Associate Non-profit Jobs - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Work Station: Kampala, Uganda with frequent travels (~50%) to project sites
Reports to: Research Manager
Desired Start Date: 1st May, 2018

About US:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

About Becoming One Project:
Becoming one, is a couples counselling program conducted by faith leaders to encourage behavior change that may prevent intimate partner violence. The program promotes skills development on communication, emotional regulation, shared control over finances, and sexual consent while using the Bible to reinforce people’s existing values around positive, peaceful relationships.

Job Summary: The Implementation Associate will work under the direct supervision of the IPA Research Manager and under the technical oversight of the IRC’s Airbel Center. Under the technical guidance of IRC’s design team in NYC and the IPA team in Uganda, the IA will apply strong project management skills and work collaboratively with our program implementation partners, including World Vision, to ensure successful implementation and evaluation of the program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Serve as a key link between IPA management, IRC’s design team and World Vision staff to manage implementation and evaluation of the Becoming One program in Uganda
  • Oversee work of World Vision field staff during recruitment of faith leaders and M&E activities.
  • Build strong rapport and relationships and be in constant communication with facilitators and faith leaders of the Becoming One program
  • Oversee production of training materials, including development of videos and illustrations
  • Drive project progress and coordinate activities of cross functional team members, including high-level planning and detailed short-term activity scheduling.
  • Proactively manage project risks, dependencies, issues, gaps, reporting and resource conflicts.
  • Engage and facilitate meetings with stakeholders across globally distributed business units, and coordinate stakeholder communications.
  • Collaborate with IPA’s research lead to support impact evaluation, including survey development and RCT implementation
  • Ensure that project communications are timely, relevant, appealing to consume and accurate, including regular status updates and production of project deliverables to be submitted to donors and partners

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Implementation Associate job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s degree in the above fields is an added advantage
  • Three to five years of experience in project or program management
  • Previous experience in managing large, cross functional projects in development or humanitarian settings
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials desired
  • Synthesis skills and confidence distilling complex data into actionable insights and design changes
  • Unparalleled team collaboration skills; comfort working with researchers, frontline implementers, designers, beneficiaries, partners, other disciplines and donors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate visually  and with colleagues on all levels in a non-hierarchical, multicultural professional environment
  • Flexible, self-motivating, comfortable with ambiguity and new processes, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office, documents management solutions and project management tools. Task management software appreciated.
  • Ability to travel regularly and work in rural districts of Northern Uganda.

How to Apply:
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Implementation Associate, Becoming One”.  Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.
Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application.

NB: Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline:  6th April 2018

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2 Senior Driver NGO Job Opportunities - ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development)

Job Title:               Senior Driver (2 Job Placements)
Organisation: ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Logistics Assistant

About US:
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization created in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to non-discrimination and transparency principles. ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in the construction of a better future. The programmes implemented by ACTED in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations affected by wars, natural catastrophes and/or economic and social crisis. ACTED has been present in Uganda since 2007, and currently implements its interventions in Karamoja, WestNile, South West and Northern Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers as well as other road users. The driver is also responsible for the maintenance of his vehicle.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Transport persons and goods as requested by ACTED
  • Conduct vehicle services and maintenances as required by ACTED
  • During the entire working time the driver has to be available to ensure all goods and personal transportation required by ACTED;
  • Every morning, the driver has to verify the oil level, cooling liquid, and the tire pressure;
  • Every week, he has to verify the water level and battery status;
  • Correctly fill in and update the logbook;
  • Keep driving license and car papers valid and ready for inspection;
  • Inform the supervisor immediately in case of damage/accident/technical failure to the car;
  • When ordered by supervisor, refill the car according to ACTED procedures;
  • Refill the car whenever necessary or when the level gets under half of the tank capacity;
  • Help loading and unloading the car;
  • Technical maintenance of the vehicle;
  • Adjust vehicle speed to road conditions and drive with consideration for the safety of the passengers and other road users.
  • Ensure that the following items are always in the car: logbook, tools and spare parts, complete first aid kit and two spare wheels in good condition.
  • Ensure that security time is strictly observed as per ACTED fleet manual.
  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the ACTED Senior Driver job placement should possess a Valid Driver’s License and capable of Defensive Driving; and a minimum of an intermediate school certificate.
  • Five years’ professional driving experience with a safe driving record.
  • Thorough knowledge of driving rules and regulations and be conversant with the Road Security Code.
  • Proficient to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written).
  • Possess basic skills in minor vehicle repairs and maintenance. Vocational training in auto maintenance and repair would be a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to team-oriented work.
  • Available to work during odd hours, weekends
  • Willingness to drive throughout Uganda.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs, cover letters, certified copies of academic documents and daytime telephone numbers of three professional referees to with the subject line should read “Senior Driver” or you can also hand deliver your credentials to ACTED Office, Plot 1102, Nsambya Road, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 28th March 2018 by 5:00pm

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Financial Sustainability Action Learning Facilitator USAID Consultancy Jobs - LINC

Organization: LINC
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda with possible travel
Position Status: Part-Time Consultant

About US:
LINC is a US-based small business that assists local and international organizations to design effectively, increase institutional capacity, forge lasting partnerships, and measure impact. We have developed ground-breaking tools to map organizational networks, measure social capital, and leverage systems-based approaches to development. We understand the unique constraints local organizations face, and offer practical solutions via training, consulting services, research and advocacy. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local organizations in leading their own development increases international development effectiveness and sustainability. For more information on LINC, please visit:

Job Summary: As part of the USAID-funded Facilitating Financial Sustainability activity implemented in partnership with Peace Direct, LINC is seeking an experienced facilitator to help design and implement an “Action Learning Group” of local stakeholders to prioritize and address issues related to financial sustainability for local organizations in Uganda. This is a part-time position and is expected to run through 2020, with the specific level of effort varying over the course of the project. This facilitator will play a critical role in ensuring that the local Action Learning Group is broadly representative in its make-up of member, effectively designs and implements activities, and tracks results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
         Work with the FFS team to develop a list of potential local stakeholders to join the Action Learning Group.
         Conduct outreach among these stakeholders to build interest in the group.
         Publicize and manage initial meetings with stakeholders to establish the structure and ultimate membership of the group.
         Work with the FFS team to facilitate a participatory process to identify and prioritize key challenges to local organization financial sustainability and to develop a strategic plan of action for the group to undertake.
         Shepherd the group through the activities outlined in its strategic plan.
         Track results and learnings and coordinate with the FFS team to ensure that these are harvested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
         Broad knowledge and experience with the civil society sector in Uganda.
         The applicant for the LINC Financial Sustainability Action Learning Facilitator consultancy should have experience in facilitating participatory decision-making processes with a diverse group of stakeholders.
         Demonstrated understanding of issues related to financial sustainability of CSOs.
         Ability to travel, as necessary, within Uganda.
         Experience managing budgets and procuring goods and services for projects.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated resumes / CVs to with the position title included in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Project Manager, Innovation Job Placement - Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:              Project Manager, Innovation
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager, Global Innovation

About US:
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.

Job Summary: The Project Manager, Innovation will provide catalytic leadership. The Innovations team will work closely with the country teams to lead the innovation agenda.  One arm of the team will focus on radical innovation to transform community health – called LGX.  Another arm runs the Innovation Network, a Gates-funded incubation lab that tests community health technologies.  The third arm of team is the Innovation Experiment Program.  Led by the Senior Manager, Global Innovation, this arm will lead programmatic, financing and technology innovations.  The Senior Manager oversees the Project Manager, Innovation in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Design experiments – You will develop experiments and workplans for new programs, technologies and processes- that can improve efficiency and health impact. 
  • Manage experiments – You will coordinate experiments to test new programs, technologies, and processes.  You will work with field teams, partners, and other departments.  You will draw insights, identify challenges, and make adjustments needed to ensure success.
  • Contribute to the idea pipeline – collaborate with colleagues to generate ideas that will make the biggest difference, collating ideas top down, bottom up including input from clients and Community Health Workers.
  • Manage your team– You will guide and motivate the Innovation Coordinator and Innovation Analyst. Ensure that you work as a team to deliver experiments against the approved design plan, overcome challenges, and monitor and report frequently against success criteria.
  • Share lessons learned - Share widely what we learn (successes and failures), helping not just Living Goods but also the field of community health, ministries of health, and other community health organizations all around the world

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Project Manager, Innovation job should have project management skills.  You have a bachelor’s degree and 4+ years experience managing projects in emerging markets. You like to get things done in a structured, methodical way. You are driven to use data to find solutions and inform decision-making.
  • Passion for community health.  Ideally, you have experience working in public health or health technologies.  If not, you are steadfastly committed to improving health of low income people globally. 
  • Curiosity.  You wonder a lot.  You love to day- dream about solutions to problems.  You are good at conceptualizing.  You like to design things. You read a lot and know what is happening around the world, and new ideas in difference contexts spark your creative juices.
  • Collaborative.  You know how to motivate people to think differently and to help others set priorities and work towards goals.
  • Strategic. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.
  • Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.  

NB: Ugandan nationals preferred. Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

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Entry Level Trainer Jobs - Carlcare Service Limited

Job Title:        Trainer
Organisation: Carlcare Service Limited
Duty Station: Eastern Region, Uganda

About US:
Carlcare Service Limited was established in Hong Kong in 2009 with an aim to provide professional service support to mobile phones and other electronic consumer products, and over the years has become a leading service brand for consumer electronics in South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. Currently, Carlcare is providing full service support for TECNO, Infinix and Itel, three worldwide famous mobile phone brands.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Identify individual and organizational training needs through job analysis and performance of the staff.
  • The jobholder will design training courses and programs necessary to meet training needs
  • Amend and revise programs as necessary, in order to adapt to the changes that occur in the work environment
  • Actively participate in product development projects and facilitate product education for all staff
  • Develop effective induction programs and regularly conduct refresher training
  • The jobholder will also manage the delivery of training and development programs
  • Keenly monitor and review the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with managers
  • Organize training venues and logistics as required to achieve efficient training attendance and delivery. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Carlcare Trainer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in business or technical course
  • At least two years of training experience particularly handling training.  

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should deliver their applications including an updated CV, cover letter, and copies of academic qualifications to the address below:

Carlcare Service Limited,
Prism Building (Next to E-Tower), Kampala Road
6th Floor, Plot 71/73, Kampala

Or: send an email to (please clearly indicate job applied for in subject of Email)

Deadline: 20th April 2018 by 5:00 PM

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