06 May 2016

United Nations Telecommunications Officer (Business Case Analyst) Jobs - Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 16-Telecommunications Technology-RSCE-58502-R-ENTEBBE (M)
Grade: P3
Reports to:  Chief of the Unit

About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Officer (Business Case Analyst) will be responsible for the following duties:  
  • Steers the engineering, design, installation and commissioning of various telecommunications systems and networks to include Local-, Metro- and Wide Area Networks
  • The incumbent drafts specifications and standards for a wide range of telecommunications equipment such as network switches and routers, telephony switching systems, VSAT and INMARSAT satellite earth station systems, digital microwave systems, trunked radio systems, and UHF/VHF/HF mobile/repeater and fixed station systems
  • Offers technical support in the development of technical specifications for procurement of equipment; evaluates vendor proposals, performs tests and recommends selection of telecommunications equipment; supports the establishment of equipment and service contracts, and serves as the contract administrator; identifies appropriate standards to procure communications equipment at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner
  • Establishes performance standards for telecommunications equipment and services and recommends corrective measures to improve service quality and operational performance
  • Provides planning support for rapid set-up and operation of communications infrastructure from “scratch” at local and wide area levels, including visiting regional sites for technical reconnaissance missions
  • Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of Telecommunications Local- and Wide Area Networks 
  • The incumbent also coordinates with the satellite engineering and coordinating group at the UNGSC to enhance the deployment, operation and maintenance of the mission’s satellite communications network
  • Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison
  • Works closely with the mission’s Human Resources Office in the preparation of training modules and other training activities in all aspects of communications technology usage 
  • Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment to staff and other UN agencies
  • Ensures effective coordination with other UN agencies in order to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications
  • Mentors and supervises junior staff/technicians as required
  • Performs any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Telecommunications Officer (Business Case Analyst) career opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in electronic or telecommunications engineering, computer technology, Administration or related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in electronic data transmission, network design, telecommunications or related area is required.
  • Previous exposure and experience in Telecommunications used by the United Nations common system in support of Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions is desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organisation or non-governmental organisation – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
  • Professional experience in administration, business analysis and project management within the United Nations is desirable.
  • Possess excellent technical writing skills in writing business cases and business analysis - related is desirable.
  • Languages: French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism:  Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunication systems with adequate skills for leading a team through the installation, maintenance and operation of these systems. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services, voice and data communications networks, telephony switching, radio, satellite, microwave and trunked radio communication systems. Ability to analyze, review, and make recommendations to improve the delivery of telecommunications services. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 
  • Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 
  • Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 24th May 2016

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Several Fresher Insurance Sales Agent Jobs - IMK Business Consultants

Organization: IMK Business Consultants (Insurance Company)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
IMK Business Consultants (IMK) is a Business management consulting firm offering practical and feasible business solutions. IMK operates regionally in four East African countries namely; Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda; with other occasional consultancies made world over to our clients in Europe and other parts of the world. Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of Talent, HR and Business development services by ensuring quality work to our clients and having experienced competent professionals with the best practical tailor made solutions/training skills to our important asset-THE CLIENT. We value our engagements with our clients with the highest level of honesty and integrity. IMK Business Consultants would like to recruit for a valuable client, one of the leading insurance and financial services company in the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Insurance Sales Agent will grow personal income through the company’s commissions earning structure.
  • Achieving unit and branch business goals through quality sales and superior customer service to clients. 
  • Develop business segments as per company strategy with compliance.
  • Providing competitive quotations to prospects.
  • The incumbent will be consulting on the most effective cover for a particular need, while taking a number of factors into account.
  • Setting-up meetings, preparing and delivering presentations to potential clients.
  • Building and developing good working relationships with intermediaries and existing customers.
  • Introducing new products and promoting them through regular visits and frequent communication with intermediaries, existing clients and prospects.
  • Ensure credibility with clients by maintaining detailed knowledge of current market conditions and competitors’ products.
  • Delivering good customer service by responding swiftly to queries and concerns from clients.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Insurance Sales Agent Jobs should hold a Degree/Diploma in Sales and Marketing or Business related field.
  • Minimum experience Insurance and Banking Sector is an added advantage.
  • No criminal record or not currently under investigation for crimes committed.
  • Demonstrated ability to maximize earnings growth year on year with our highly incentivized commission-based pay structure and income benefits.
Remuneration:  A monthly salary + Commission

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their personal suitability statement, copies of academic transcripts/certificates and a detailed CV to: The Recruitment Manager, IMK Business Consultants, P.O. Box 35090 Kampala, Uganda or via email to info@imkconsultants.com and copy: samuelimkrecruitment@gmail.com. Please include specify the position title as subject of the E-mail. 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered for future related jobs openings.

Deadline: 30th April 2016

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Fresher District Administrative Assistant Non-profit Jobs - Watoto Child Care Ministries

Organization: Watoto Child Care Ministries
Duty Station: Watoto Church-Kyengera, Uganda

About US:
Watoto Child Care Ministries is a ministry of Watoto Church that rescues vulnerable children and restores dignity to them by providing holistically for their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Watoto has operations in Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi and Gulu.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent maintains the district calendar and does all the bookings for the district in consultation with the church calendar so that there are no clashes
  • Receives and vet visitors and telephone calls and direct them to the appropriate offices.
  • The jobholder provides information to the visitors on different activities that are happening in and around Watoto Ministries.
  • Maintains the diary for the District Pastor and Provides secretarial services for the District Pastor
  • Prepares announcements for the Pastor during the service
  • Collates and enters the district’s information on weddings, baptisms, baby dedications and cell related information into relevant databases.
  • Manages the District library and keeps records of all the rentals of the books.
  • Maintains and updates the cell information at the district
  • Ensures all cell leaders information is updated in the Cell Point System.
  • Ensures cell maps with hosts information are available in agreed format
  • Submits weekly cell office reports and ensures cell tables have all the necessary information at any event plus manages the cell table volunteers
  • Ensures that the office is kept clean and arranged properly
  • Places authorised notices on the church administration notice board

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the District Administrative Assistant career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of two years of working experience preferably at the front office in a recognized organisation/company
  • Well organized
  • Effective time keeping skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Possess a high level of commitment to accuracy
  • Pleasant personality, good interpersonal skills, communication skills both verbally and on paper, computer skills especially in spreadsheets
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send one merged PDF with a cover letter, academic documents and CV ( not more than 6 pages, less than 20MB) a cell recommendation letter to careers@watotochurch.com (Subject Line: District Administrative Assistant- Kyengera - First Name, Last Name).

Deadline: 13th May 2016

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USAID Project Jobs - Senior M&E Specialist – Economic Growth & Food Security at QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: M&E Team Lead

About QED:
The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About USAID Project:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (Learning Contract) is the five-year organizational program support vehicle through which USAID/Uganda will pursue realizing its development objectives within the complicated and shifting Ugandan development context.  The purpose of the Learning Contract is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services and build capacity of USAID/Uganda to implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting methodology to strengthen the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and enhance USAID’s organizational effectiveness. 

Job Summary: The Senior M&E Specialist-Economic Growth & Food Security will report to, and support the M&E team lead in overseeing and ensure the successful provision of M&E and learning services to USAID/Uganda.  The primary responsibilities of the Senior M&E Specialist – Economic Growth /Food Security  (EG/FS) is to provide M&E, analytical and sectoral technical assistance in the areas of economic growth, food security, natural resource management, private sector, biodiversity and climate change. All deliverables must be submitted to the M&E team lead, not the client, unless otherwise directed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Keenly review and guide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plans (MELPs) development process by implementing partners (IPs) to strengthen their M, E&L systems.
·         The incumbent will support the design and assessment of M, E&L systems and capabilities of economic growth & food security IPs.
·         Oversee DO M & activities and liaise with the Organizational Learning / Knowledge Management team to integrate learning activities.
·         Aggregate and analyze Performance Reporting System (PRS) sector data, to support Mission portfolio reviews and reporting (Performance Plan and Report (PPR) and other routine reporting) requirements.
·         Offer independent verification of performance data reported by IPs through monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of USAID/Uganda programs.
·         Work in liaison with EG/FS IPs to ensure timely and accurate reporting of PRS data.
·         The incumbent will review and guide in drafting scopes of work and reports for evaluations and assessments; and manage implementation of evaluations and assessments.
·         Regularly review and guide production and submittal of technical reports and other deliverables.
·         Help scope requests for evaluations, assessments, cost-benefit analyses, proofs of concept, and other “on demand” services with USAID.
·         Offer direction on the use of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods; and other M&E methodologies as required implementing partners and Mission.
·         Assess the mission’s progress towards achieving its Development Objectives (DOs) by using Mission and project-level Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) data to review actual results against Results Frameworks.
·         Plan and support implementation of Data Quality Assessment (DQA) with a view to understanding and verifying the validity of data provided by EG/FS IPs.
·         Offer M&E technical support and training to economic growth & food security IPs  in order raise the profile and understanding of M, E&L and the principle of “Managing for Results” to improve program implementation and programmatic and resource decision-making.
·         Use performance management best practices and the data collected through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations as well as learning reviews, after action reviews and other learning modalities to assist in the development and maintenance of a knowledge and performance management system that enhances the Mission’s capacity to respond in a timely fashion to diverse information requests from internal and external stakeholders, including Mission management, USAID/Washington, the U.S. Embassy in Uganda, Congress, and audit agencies.
·         The incumbent will support the M&E team lead with outreach and engagement with the private sector, Government of Uganda and other donors, as required.
·         Support in the drafting, editing, and implementation of annual work-plans and other project internal tools as required.
·         Perform other tasks from time to time as required and agreed upon by the M&E Team Lead.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The Senior M&E Specialist Economic Growth & Food Security should preferably hold a Master’s Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, economics, agriculture, natural resource management, social science, bio statistics, statistics, or a related field is required.
·         A minimum of ten years’ experience supervising monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to economic growth, agricultural production and natural resource management. 
·         The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
·         Computer skills using MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, STATA or SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
·         Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills. 
·         Prior experience in contemporary M&E will be added advantage
·         Knowledge in systems change
·         Complexity aware monitoring
·         Skills in collaboration and learning
·         Knowledge of most significant change
·         Skills in outcome mapping
·         Skills in outcome harvesting
·         Ugandan national preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here, expressing interest to this E-mail address thelearningcontract.recruit@gmail.com with the subject line as “ATTN: Senior M&E Specialist Economic Growth and Food Security.

Deadline: 13th May, 2016 by 5:00 pm

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Several Fresher Data Collection Jobs - Field Officers at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Organization: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Duty Station: Kampala, Western Uganda

About US:
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Administer surveys appropriately
·         The incumbent will facilitate individual and group-based exercises
·         Prepare and submit daily reports to supervisor
·         Coordinating with team members on field activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidates for the Field Officer jobs should preferably hold a Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
·         Applicants with experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- show proof of this in application have an added advantage. 
·         Prior experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
·         Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
·         Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
·         Demonstrated ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
·         Excellent note taking ability during interviews
·         Previous experience in conducting qualitative research is a plus
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills is Runyoro and English
·         Personal Competencies: Diligent and organized, have the ability to motivate and counsel others, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong interpersonal skills, and have passion for community-based social work

Duration: Successful candidates shall be hired for a Duration of 4 weeks, renewable 

How to Apply:  
All applicants should send their updated CVs and cover letters to: jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer: REF NO: BU-2016-04-27”. Only online applications shall be considered.

Deadline: 9th May, 2016

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