World Bank NBD Project Jobs - ICT and Social Media Officer at Nile Basin Discourse

Organization: Nile Basin Discourse (NBD)
Project Name: Engaging Civil Society for Social and Climate Resilience in the Nile Basin Project (P132448)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Communication & Media Officer
About NBD:
The World Bank, as administrator of the Cooperation on International Waterways in Africa (CIWA) Trust Fund has provided support to the Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) for the implementation of a three year project titled: Engaging Civil Society for Social and Climate Resilience in the Nile Basin.

In 2000, the World Bank, IUCN and the WWF also initiated the establishment of the Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) with funding from the World Bank and the MacArthur Foundation. The NBD was established as a civil society network to influence NBI investments. First hosted as an IUCN project, the NBD became an independent, regional NGO in 2002, and has evolved into a network claiming over 800 member organizations throughout the Basin. Member organizations are local and national NGOs working on a range of issues relevant to Nile cooperation, including environmental conservation, gender equity, livelihoods, poverty reduction, and others. The stated mission of the NBD is “to ensure that a fully informed and basin-wide civil society develops and plays a key role in achieving the vision, through pro-active and critical influencing of projects, programs and policies of the Nile Basin Initiative and other development processes.”

The Nile Basin Initiative’s (NBI) development partners have identified engaging communities and addressing the social impacts of Nile basin investments as a priority going forward. In addition, NBI has developed the Nile Cooperation for Results (NCORE) project in line with its strategic plan. With this endorsement, the World Bank agreed to support a technical assistance project to strengthen the capacity of the NBD. The project will complement the NCORE project and aim to engage civil society more actively in Nile Basin water resources development and management issues.

The stakeholder feedback based on interviews with a number of stakeholders confirmed three critical roles for the network: (i) a bottom-up communications pipeline for raising the voices of citizens and civil society up to the governmental and regional levels; (ii) a top-down pipeline for educating and informing citizens and civil society on Nile issues and development projects, etc.; and, (ii) a horizontal pipeline between citizens and civil society organizations both within and across national borders for knowledge and capacity sharing.

Job Summary: The ICT and Social Media Officer will be responsible for the improvement of the ICT and Social Media communications for NBD through establishing an intra-net in the NBD website, enhancing social networking, publishing key documents on the website in English, French and Arabic, enhancing web-based member communication and library services, follow up on populating the national websites, populating the web-based member database that has been publicly published on website and ensure that the webmail service is up and running and accessible all the time.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Maintenance, Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting:
  • Maintain integrity of the system such as router and internet connectivity to the local Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as other Networks.
  • Intuitively diagnose network problems and provide solutions in line with the organizational policy.
  • Deploy anti-virus and anti-spam tools on all organizational server as well as client workstations and configure an auto-update on a regular basis.
  • Plan routine preventative and remedial maintenance and servicing of hardware equipment.
  • Use agreed tools, templates and standards to create complex, well designed and engineered web pages with specified content and layout. Test pages and correct coding errors. Take account of bandwidth and browser compatibility issues.
  • Gather and analyze web-site usage data from server logs or other sources and present it effectively as needed.
2. ICT Support:
  • Offer Super-user support to NBD staff.
  • Provide effective and timely assistance for video and teleconferences.
  • Carry out trouble-shooting support to all users at the secretariat and at national offices.
  • Provide NBD personnel with training, backstopping and support in areas such as networking, software use and support for establishing software for the organization.
  • Maintain PABX connectivity with support from service provider.
  • Monitor progress of requests for support and ensure users and other interested parties are kept informed. Take corrective action to avoid or minimise delays.
3. Data Management:
  • Maintain detailed records of key organizational data and organizing them for use by technical staff, partners and members of NBD.
  • Maintain an updated inventory record for all computer software and hardware equipments.
  • Monitor online databases and ensure that users are able to access online databases.
  • Backup all organizational critical data as per NBD Backup Policy.
  • Maintain system configuration documentation for all hardware and network devices.
  • Quickly report details of all hardware/software items that have been installed and removed so that configuration management records can be updated.
4. Website Support and Enhancing Use of Social Media:
  • Improve and expand online presence including revision and management of NBD website and NBD social media sites.
  • Establish intranet in the NBD website.
  • Maintain and update of the NBD website and national NDF websites.
  • Maintain the webmail service, member database and electronic M&E system.
  • Oversee the presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar community sites, and seeding content into social applications as needed
  • Strategize with and educate the management team and others across the network on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the organizational culture and into NBD’s work ethics. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information, Communications and Technology or related field.
  • Five or more years of progressive experience demonstrating delivery of high-quality ICT and Social Media services.
  • Past experience in interactive electronic engagement of actors.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with a good attention to detail.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities and to be responsive to long- and short-lead opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English – writing, speaking and listening, concise and conversational writer; other languages a plus.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, image software (video and still), online communications and main social media tools (Twitter, Face-book, Linkedin, you-tube, etc).
  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of water resources and sustainability issues preferred.
  • Past exposure and experience working in an international context and ability to work well with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in A+ support skills.
  • Highly proficient with all the Microsoft Office packages, Website development and management tools, interactive website and social media management tools.
  • Proficient in Internet, Emails and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Past experience in troubleshooting ICT and Social Media related issues.
  • Exhibit commitment to achieving results through proactively exploring what should be done to promote equity, sustainable development and to improve the lives of poor people.
  • High levels and unstinting respect and courtesy for all genders, cultures, faiths, social backgrounds and for sufferers of HIV/AIDS, and a commitment to protecting children and vulnerable people.
  • Integrity, honesty and compliance with NBD’s ethics policy.
  • Impeccable levels of professionalism, technical rigour, reliability and attention to detail.
  • Constructive, positive and optimistic engagement to turn problems to solutions, challenges to opportunities, and to help people and partners achieve mutual goals.

How to Apply:  
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send the following attachments in an email with ‘NBD APPLICATION’ as the subject heading to and copy

Please include the following:
  • A covering letter explaining why they are interested in undertaking this work and how they meet the person specification using clear examples from their previous experience.
  • A current CV with email addresses and telephone numbers of two referees.

Deadline:  10th November 2014, 17:00 p.m. Entebbe-Uganda time

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UN Jobs - Senior Human Resource Assistant at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Organisation: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: GS 7
Vacancy Number:  VN/PBR/2014/13
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resources Manager

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.  Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Job Summary: The UNICEF Senior Human Resource Assistant will support the Human Resources Manager in the management and administration of Country Office’s Human Resources (HR) for effective and efficient HR service delivery.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work in liaison with the HR Manager, monitor, manage and follow-up on local staff contractual status and ensure appropriate and timely actions for contract renewals.
  • Determine entitlements, prepare drafts of Personnel Action Forms to record local staff entitlement for supervisor’s review and finalization in VISION.
  • Verify individual consultants/contractors requests; ensure all requirements and supporting documentation are attached; prepare contract requisitions in VISION for supervisor’s review and release, and maintain individual files.
  • Responsible for enrolling all local staff in Medical Insurance Plan and Pension Fund.
  • Arrange and follow-up for obtaining medical clearance and Pension Fund numbers.
  • Prepare payment requests for the reimbursement of medical expenses to various clinics.
  • Support the HR Manager in the recruitment of national professional and general service staff according to UN/UNICEF rules, regulations, and procedures and policies. 
  • Prepare recruitment documentation; prepare candidates short-list matrix, make arrangements for interviews; contact candidates; issue letters of regrets and offers.
  • Prepare letters of offer and appointments to newly recruited staff and handle the on-boarding process including the duly completion of required forms.
  • Create position numbers in VISION for temporary positions in coordination with concerned sections.
  • Guide and assist the supervisor and other staff as required in the area of day-to-day human resources administration, application of rules and regulations, and in follow-up and implementation of new or revised HR procedures/policies.
  • In addition to the general HR administration, assist in the implementation of various entitlements for international, local staff and separated staff in accordance with UN/UNICEF rules, regulations, instructions and directives, e.g. home leave, education grant, dependency allowance etc.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and special reports as required on general administration or specialized tasks that may be of a confidential nature within the area of responsibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the UNICEF career opportunity should hold a Higher School Certificate, supplemented by formal training in Human Resource Management and Administration.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the Human Resources Management and Administration. 
  • Past exposure and experience in an international organization is desirable.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion and sensitive to different cultures.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, drafting and communication skills.
  • Skills in interview technique.
  • Strong organizational ability.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English is required, and knowledge of another UN Language is an advantage.
Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
Core Competencies (Required): Communication[II]; Working with People[II]; Drive for Results  [II]
Functional Competencies (Required): Analyzing [II]; Applying Technical Expertise [II]; Following instructions and Procedures [II]; Planning and Organizing [II]; Ability to establish good relations with government authorities as well as consulates and embassies.

How to Apply:
ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered.
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_ MukasaApplication.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

All candidates who desire to work in the prestigious United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.

Via email to:

Deadline: 3rd November, 2014

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Entry Level NGO Careers - Project Officer at African Prisons Project (APP)

Job Title:  Project Officer
Organization: African Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Mubende, Uganda
Reports to: Access to Justice Lead
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.

The organization is planning to implement ‘The protection, respect and fulfilment of the rule of law, human rights and equal access to justice for prisoners’ in Mubende district.

Job Summary: The Project Officer will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and reporting of the project under the direction of the Access to Justice Lead ensuring consistency with APP and the Funder’s vision, strategy and goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Managing all project activities and be the main contact point in the field Districts.
  • Ensuring project activities and expenditures comply with the policies and regulations of the African Prisons Project and the donor organisation.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive dialogue, partnerships and networking with district, national, regional and international stakeholders for strategic collaboration to contribute to the project’s objectives and goals.
  • Enabling and supporting the appropriate dissemination of accurate results and findings to beneficiaries, partners and policy makers at various levels and in close collaboration with other project staff.
  • Closely monitoring project implementation by trained Prison Human Rights Advocates and Prison Peer Educators.
  • Preparing, organising, coordinating and attending communication, meetings and interactions with key stakeholders and ensure transparent communication
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting any and all developments in areas of operation that have a bearing on the results of the project.
  • Ensuring close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements.
  • Preparing and submitting monthly, quarterly and activity reports to the Programme Lead.
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports for submission to the African Prisons Project and the donor.
  • Collecting data and keeping records for monitoring and reporting purposes.
  • Working as a Liaison between the African Prisons Project and the Officers in Charge of the prisons within the project site(s).
  • Complying with the Uganda Prisons Service rules and regulations in carrying out their work.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably requested by the Programme Lead and other project staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or background in law.
  • Extensive experience in project planning, management and implementation.
  • Additional qualification in project /programme management or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and experience in field level project implementation.
  • Good working knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project/programme management.
  • Extensive knowledge of project /programme management techniques.
  • Proven experience in people management.
  • Possess the ability to adapt their knowledge and skills to the cultural environment of the Uganda Prisons Service.
  • Problem solving, analytical and statistical Skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and be effective under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic skills and knowledge in financial and grants management
  • Basic knowledge and skills in Monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to speak the local language will be an added advantage
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and make independent decisions in line with the project objectives, African Prison Projects and donor requirements
  • communication skills
  • Ability to influence influencing and lead
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Ability to apply Microsoft office applications that include word, excel, access and PowerPoint
  • Ability to monitor progress/quality and/or standards of grants implementation against key criteria.

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

NB: Please note that the Job Title must be included in the email subject and CVs must be less than 8 pages.

Deadline: 28th October 2014 by 5PM

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Earn 400 Dollars Monthly as Women's Empowerment Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at Akola Project US

Job Title: Women's Empowerment Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Organisation: Akola Project US
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Compensation: $400 monthly salary

About Akola:
Akola Project is a non-profit and social business that empowers women by facilitating vocational training, employment opportunities, savings and loans associations, education programs, ministry programs and leadership development. Our mission is to empower marginalized women to transform the physical and spiritual livelihoods of their families and communities through economic development.

Job Summary: The Women's Empowerment Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be  responsible for coordinating and facilitating all M&E activities for Akola Project programs, including training Team Leaders, data entry and database management. This position is also responsible for assisting in the design of new M&E efforts in response to program evaluation needs and marketing needs, as they arise.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership:
  • Steer Akola Project beneficiaries in a way that facilitates a high performance egalitarian culture of learning and development, trust and integrity
  • Seek understanding with and unified leadership alongside the leadership team
  • Provide Christian leadership to the Akola women and to the community
  • Offer a good example of good stewardship with time, resources and privilege for the staff, employees, and women’s groups
  • Serve as an active advocate for Akola Project, promoting the vision, mission and goals of the organization amongst the community at all times to ensure the organization maintains a positive public standing
2. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Plan and execute the four existing annual M&E activities
  • Input data into M&E database and sort to generate data comparisons and graphs
  • Generate M&E data collection plans, perform data collection and submit reports upon request
  • Field incoming requests for data and generate proposals for data-gathering technique, timeline, and resources
  • Mentor and train Team Leaders fluent in the local language in relevant M&E activities and strategies
  • Pursue the inclusion of Participatory Learning and Action principles in all M&E efforts to decrease reliance on surveys and increase reliance on activities that encourage beneficiary engagement and understanding, while at the same time gathering data needed for marketing and program design
3. Administration:
  • Create and organize written records of all M&E activities and tools
  • Create and maintain M&E databases
  • Compile and send data reports and graphs upon request
  • Communicate regularly with Empowerment and Educational Programs Manager regarding timeline and strategy
  • Assist with other Akola Project programs as needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor's degree from four-year college in International Relations, International Development, or a related field
  • Prior experience in cross-cultural Christian ministry
  • Past professional experience in statistics and Excel data management and manipulation a big plus
  • Past experience working in a cross-cultural development context (ideally within an African nation) including management of people and resources desired
  • Non-profit experience preferable
  • Possess Valid Drivers License
  • Possess the ability to manage, support and motivate a culturally diverse team towards common goals in the spirit of Jesus
  • Experienced in cross-cultural ministry and interfaith dialogue
  • Highly skillful in building cross-cultural relationships
  • Proven ability to think analytically and plan strategically, including setting objectives, monitoring and evaluating impact, and identifying and applying opportunities for learning and development with all team members 
How to Apply: 
All candidates should endeavor to send the following items to: with the subject "Empowerment M&E Application."

  • Resume or CV
  • The name and contact information for at least 1 personal and 1 professional reference
  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) outlining (1) Why you are interested in the position, the mission/vision and Uganda specifically; (2) Relevant work experience for the position and why you believe you are the best candidate for the job. Be sure to cite specific personal characteristics and work experiences that you feel make you qualified to fulfill the required responsibilities; (3) The role your faith plays in your work

Deadline: 28th October, 2014

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Administration Officer Job Vacancy - Parliamentary Pension Scheme (PPS)

Organization: Parliamentary Pension Scheme (PPS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Operations Manager

About PPS:
The Parliamentary Pension Scheme (PPS) was established by the Parliamentary Pensions Act 2007 as a Contributory Hybrid Cash Balance Retirement Benefit Plan for the Members of Parliament of Uganda and the Staff of the Parliamentary Commission. The Scheme is managed by a Board of Trustees, constituted in accordance with the Act.

Job Summary: The Administration Officer will offer human resource, procurement and general administration functions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure effective implementation of all Human Resource Polices.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of staff training programme.
  • Establish and implement Performance Management System for staff.
  • Establish employee Records Management System.
  • Prepare Procurement Plan in line with work plans.
  • Prepare relevant bid documents and facilitate operation of the Contracts Committee.
  • Coordinate procurement functions and work closely with key suppliers.
  • Establish a framework to provide administrative and logistic support.
  • Compile and coordinate procurement.
  • Ensure adequacy for office space, and safeguard proper maintenance of assets.
  • Coordinate production of newsletter for the Scheme.
  • Offer counseling to beneficiaries where necessary.
  • Offer overall leadership to the administrative team for effective service delivery.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an Honours Degree in Business Studies, Business Administration or Commerce.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Office Administration and Human Resource functions.
  • A minimum of three or more years of relevant experience.
  • Possession of relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer proficiency i.e. application skills.
  • Strong multitasking skills.
  • Organization and leadership skills.
Age: Between 25 to 40 years

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should attach copies of their Curriculum Vitae stating three (3) current referees, certified copies of Academic Transcript, Certificates, Testimonials and a recent passport size photograph alongside their handwritten applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Parliamentary Pension Scheme, P.O. Box 7178, Kampala, Uganda.

The complete applications can also be delivered to the Parliamentary Pension Scheme Office, Plot 7, Parliament Avenue, Bauman House, Room WG-11.

Deadline: 3rd November, 2014

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