Plan International Non-Profit Careers - Project Co-ordinator

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Tororo, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Unit Manager (PUM)

About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

About Plan Netherlands Project:
Plan Uganda with support from Plan Netherlands will implement a four year School water and sanitation project 2014 – 2017.The project code named, “Increasing the right to access safe, clean water and adequate sanitation in underserved schools and communities of Tororo for improved health and quality of lives among children”

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will provide leadership so that school water, sanitation & hygiene activities in Tororo are implemented to a high standard of quality, on time, and within budget. The key areas of accountability include: project activities management, financial management, staff management, coordination, and reporting and project accountability.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop implement and periodically review periodic project plans in line with the project documents and donor requirements.
  • Offer strong leadership of assigned WASH project, working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local WASH staff.
  • Steer the technical design of project interventions, development of technical guidance tools with adequate consultation and participation of Plan project staff and other key stakeholders in line with the planned project outputs and outcomes.
  • Effectively manage the grant budget within the agreed budget lines, ensure periodic review and timely accurate reports in line with Plan Policies and donor requirements.
  • Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practice to stakeholders while maintaining project records for accountability purposes.
  • Actively monitor project progress , develop and submit quality and timely reports to key project stakeholders in line with donor requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan
  • Line-manage the project staff, including day-to-day management, training and development and performance management.
  • Actively facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives, progress, current work plans and to provide the opportunity for integration and feedback.
  • Prudently manage project equipment and assets in compliance with Plan policies and the donor requirements.
  • Support project implementation through working closely with community development facilitators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate must hold a good university degree in social sciences, development studies or other WASH related field.
  • Past exposure and experience in managing water, sanitation and hygiene projects with a bias in SLTS, CLTS and school WASH.
  • Significant experience in programme/project management in a specific development field.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation skills and experience desirable
  • Proven advanced project management skills; Team-player with good inter-personal skills
  • Good report writing and administrative skills, including knowledge of developing and reporting on log-frames
  • Excellent report writing skills, good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinker with strong facilitation skills
  • Past exposure and experience and skills in budget management
  • Computer skills in Microsoft office

How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates send letters of application, together with a CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned.

The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda

Note: Only soft copies of application will be considered and please indicate the position in the
Subject line.

Deadline: 4th September, 2014

NB: Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th October, 2014. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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NSSF Jobs - Research & Product Development Officer at The National Social Security Fund

Organization: The National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Product Development Manager
Ref: RPDO/HR0815/2014

About NSSF:
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself to be the Social Security Provider of Choice in Uganda. Our belief at the Fund is that each employee contributes directly to the growth and success of the business and each employee is expected to take pride in being a member of the team. With our shared purpose of being the Social Security Provider of Choice providing exceptional customer service with a workforce that is well motivated and skilled, we are looking to recruit people with high integrity, dedication and commitment for vacant positions above.

Job Summary: The Research & Product Development Officer will render support in the development and growth of the NSSF corporate brand, services and products through research and product development. The jobholder will also steer and drive world class understanding of customer attitudes, motivations and trends that can be leveraged to grow the NSSF brand.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct market research and intelligence on current and new innovations in the social security sector/ industry and generate reports with recommendations in line with the department's work plan.
  • Analyse and create projections for future market trends.
  • Analyse and recommend potential partner relationships for products.
  • Actively participate in the management of NSSF's social media platforms to generate business leads that will enhance the institution's business performance.
  • Support management to manage product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Identify and manage research agency partners who add value through interpretation and recommendation while ensuring efficient budget utilization.
  • Measuring NSSF marketing activities impact in terms of effectiveness and ensuring M&E learning is applied to drive growth throughout the organization.
  • Work in liaison with Product Development Manager to develop and launch new products as well as prepare product development plans.
  • Monitor and communicate market and research findings to the business.
  • Transform research outputs into simple, actionable implications.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The NSSF applicant should hold a good bachelor's degree in Statistics, Qualitative and Quantitative field or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of three or more (three) years of Research & Product Development experience with at least 2 of those at a supervisory level in a highly competitive environment and in a research business sector.
  • Past exposure and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
  • Prior experience in the use of data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, Excel, etc).
  • Significant experience in product development is an added advantage.
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively.
  • High personal initiative and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and report writing skills.
  • Possess the ability to design and implement operational researches using different research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative methods) to provide information for planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as product development.

How to Apply: 
If you meet the above requirements and desire to join NSSF, please send your capability statement and enclose a CV of not more than 3 (three pages) including three referees and copies of academic and professional certificates/testimonials, postal address, email address and daytime telephone contact  addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources & Administration PLOT 1, Pilkington Road,
13th Floor Workers House.
P.O. Box 7140, Kampala - Uganda.
Please indicate the position applied for on the envelope
(Application for the position of with the reference number).

Deadline:  12th September, 2014 by 5PM

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Finance Jobs - Management Accountant at Pan Afric Impex

Organization: Pan Afric Impex (U) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
Job Ref: JVA 00163

About Pan Afric:
Java Consulting Ltd is a comprehensive Management Consultancy company with interests in Business Management, Staff Training and recruitment which aims to recruit for its valuable client, Pan Afric Impex (U) Ltd, a leading transporter of bulk cargo across East and Central Africa. Pan Afric Impex (U) Ltd operates a large fleet of Scania Trucks and has the capacity and expertise to handle any transportation contract, including emergency food, equipment, perishable goods and cold cargo.

Job Summary:  The Management Accountant will be responsible for all Financial Planning and leads budgeting. The incumbent will also be compiling and sending monthly and quarterly performance reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a good University degree in Business and is a fully qualified Accountant -ACCA or CPA (U) or CPA (K)
  • Prior experience in budgeting budgetary control and management reporting
  • Five or more years’ experience in a large business enterprise.
Age: 30 to 40 years of age.

How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications and up-to-date CVs with contacts of  three professional referees (do not attach certificates yet) to; Java Consulting Ltd,
P. O. Box 2979, Kampala or e-mail to javaconsulting2011 or hand deliver to Plot 1 Ntinda Rise, Ministers’ Village Ntinda, near UNEB. You may contact the following numbers to guide you: 07189 73720 or 0716 568553

Deadline: Saturday, 30th August 2014

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2 USAID Abt Associates IRS Project Career Jobs - Stores Managers

Organization: USAID Abt Associates IRS Phase II Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Logistics Manager

About USAID Abt Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project's objective is to conduct a comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities. Abt Associate is the prime contractor of this program.

Job Summary:  The Store Managers will actively support the transfer of skills from the project to staff within the districts to ensure that, over time, there is adequate local capacity to implement logistics support to spray operations with minimal external support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintaining up-to-date inventory records (stock cards, ledgers).
  • Issuing goods to parish stores, in accordance with approved distribution plans.
  • Supervising part-time parish storekeepers, dispatch clerks and other temporary workers, as required.
  • At completion of each spray round, ensure removal of all goods and equipment from parish stores, and receiving them at the district level.
  • Ensure proper maintenance / repair of spray pumps.
  • Ensuring compliance and adherence with all relevant policies (e.g., environmental, security). Assist in the identification of candidates for the positions of parish storekeeper.
  • Conduct training of parish storekeepers, conducting ad hoc audits of parish stores.
  • Train / mentor district officials to incrementally take on all of the above tasks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Diploma (minimum) or Bachelor's Degree in Logistics and Supply Management or other similar field (desirable).
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in stores management.
  • Excellent writing, computer and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remain organized and focused on long-term deadlines.
  • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • USAID or other donor USAID experience and knowledge of USAID FARs and AIDARs is highly desirable.

How to Apply: 
All candidates should endeavor to send their applications via E-mail to:  with the name of the position indicated in the subject line. Include: (a) an up-to-date CV; (b) a cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the position; and (c) e-mail and telephone contacts of three references. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: Friday, 29th August 2014

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World Vision International Non-profit Careers - Regional Advocacy Coordinator-North

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Operations Manager

About WVU:
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 in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does 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 World Vision Regional Advocacy Coordinator-North will actively coordinate Local Level advocacy and campaign initiatives in Karamoja and Northern Regions, ensuring their linkages to national, regional and international advocacy processes, in line with National Office, WVU and EARO advocacy strategic priorities. The incumbent will also facilitate mainstreaming of peace and conflict sensitive programming in ADPs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate advocacy and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence between engagements at the ADP, Cluster, Regional and National levels, in the context of integrated ministry (IM) with a focus on Northern regions.
  • Actively facilitate staff and partner capacity building in VCA CVA approaches including coaching in advocacy skills, mainstreaming gender and peace-building for enhanced integration in ADP assessments, designs and plans.
  • Participate in development and implementation of guidelines and product models for staff and partners during assessments designs, planning, implementation and evaluation of advocacy interventions.
  • Identify research opportunities and coordinate their planning and implementation for evidence building and policy influencing. In collaboration with EARO LC, coordinate dissemination and utilization of research findings through publications and media.
  • Work closely with the technical specialists and clusters to harmonize sectoral advocacy issues and action plans with program operations for enhanced ministry integration.
  • Carry out regular field support visits to assess progress arising out of advocacy engagements at the local and national levels.
  • Document most significant change stories and innovative practices from implementing advocacy initiatives.
  • Build and strengthen issue based networks/ alliances/coalitions for collective advocacy engagements at the local, national and regional levels.
  • Play an active role in resource mobilization, through proposal writing and also play an active role in advocacy related projects implementation management, monitoring including donor reporting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Regional Advocacy Coordinator must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years field experience in advocacy Campaign coordination, Behavior Change Communication in the field of Health and HIV /AIDS programming
  • The candidate should possess excellent advocacy and communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion
  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Good writing and documentation skills
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 3rd September, 2014

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