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5 Field Sales Manager Job Opportunities - M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Job Title:   Field Sales Manager (5 Job Opportunities) Organization: M-KOPA Solar Ltd Duty Station:  Mbarara, Lira, Iganga and Kitgum,...

06 December 2016

O' level Office Attendant Jobs - Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:    Office Attendant
Organization: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Funding Source: Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Administrative Officer, CEDP

About World Bank CEDP Project:
The Government of Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs. The 5 year project comprises of four major components and is being implemented by seven agencies. However, the overall coordination of the Project lies with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The Government of Uganda recognizes the vital role that the private sector plays in the social economic development of the country. In a bid to address some of the constraints facing the private enterprises, Government included a Matching Grant Facility (MGF) component under CEDP that is directly implemented by the PSFU. The MGF component of CEDP aims at (i) improving enterprise capacity by facilitating beneficiaries access to grants of up to 50% towards use of sector specific business development services (BDS) , building skills and improving quality standards at firm level. (ii) Increasing the growth and competitiveness of the private sector in Uganda in order to maximize returns on products/services through value chain analysis. The MGF is supporting interventions in high-potential and sector specific sub-sectors including; tourism, coffee, horticulture, grains and pulses, fisheries, edible oils, and information communication technology (business process outsourcing).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The Office Attendant, CEDP will make tea for office staff/visitors
·         Keep the social amenities (kitchen, meeting rooms etc..Clean and all equipments in good working condition.
·         Ensure there are sundries items needed in the washrooms at all times
·         Dust all surfaces and windows on a daily basis.
·         The incumbent will organize office tables and surfaces professionally.
·         Perform general office duties, including: photocopying, distribute faxes received to staff members etc
·         Distribute office correspondence from reception to every staff members
·         Perform any other duties as may be delegated by the Administrative Officer, CEDP

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the World Bank CEDP Office Attendant job opportunity should hold a UCE Certificate with a credit in English or Professional qualification in Catering
·         At least five years related, similar and relevant experience to the assignment
·         Mature, self-driven, clean, well-organized and pleasant
·         Possess excellent communication skills.
·         Good team player with good attitude towards work and colleagues.
·         Must be hardworking, honest and responsible.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. Please clearly indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.

The Project Coordinator,
Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP),
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) – Lower Building,
Plot 43, Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683, Kampala- Uganda.

Deadline: 16th December 2016 by 5:00PM

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2 UN Conflict Resolution Officer Job Opportunities - Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)

Organization: Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 16-Ombudsman-OMBUDSMAN-68963-R-Entebbe (X)
Report to: Regional Ombudsman

About UNOMS:
The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) works to intervene in the intersection where creativity meets conflict and helps to channel these conflicts into productive solutions. We do this through conflict coaching, by giving feedback to UN offices, by using shuttle diplomacy, mediation and other tools of informal dispute resolution. We also seek to track the root causes to these difficulties and propose changes to minimize them in the future and to create a more harmonious workplace at the UN.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Ombudsman as First Reporting Officer and the Chief of Office as Second Reporting Officer, the Conflict Resolution Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
·         Handle cases of staff members and other personnel with access to the Office of the Ombudsman and Mediation Services (visitors) with a view to resolving any workplace concerns they bring to the Office. Such handling of cases must be guided by a full understanding of the principles of confidentiality, independence, neutrality and impartiality.
o   Identify options for next steps/resolution of the matter within the UN system and its rules, including the provision of relevant information and referrals.
o   Provide conflict coaching with a view to helping the visitors resolve their issues without referral to higher levels or formal means.
o   Carry out informal fact-finding if visitor agrees. This involves contacts with other parties involved, such as supervisors, human resources personnel and administrators.
o   Undertake shuttle diplomacy between the visitor and the respective colleagues involved until the parties are ready to talk to each other directly or otherwise reach a better understanding of each other’s positions and can reach a mutually acceptable solution. This involves discussions with senior management.
o   The incumbent will mediate, i.e., facilitate the negotiations of the parties involved as a third-party neutral.
o   Carry out regular official visits to provide in-person informal conflict resolution services to staff members serving in the Entebbe Regional Service Center, MONUSCO, and other peacekeeping missions.
o   On a flexible basis, and depending on need, conduct extended official visits to provide in-person informal conflict resolution services to staff members serving in any other locations/missions as required by the UNOMS.
o   The services are carried out through in-person meetings or remotely through secure and confidential means of communication to service staff in the field and away from Headquarters. As the cases require, the incumbent also briefs and discusses with senior management. The incumbent also serves staff in the field through field mission visits and subsequent mission reports.
·         Contribute to identifying systemic issues arising from the individual cases handled and lessons learned, by:
o   Actively contributing to writing the annual report to the General Assembly with respect to the identification of systemic issues and recommendation for addressing them;
o   Identifying lessons learned for both feedback into the system through other avenues than the annual report to the General Assembly as part of the Ombudsman’s mandate to identify systemic issues for internal lessons learned for developing state-of-the-art and client oriented Ombudsman practice within UNOMS.
·         Take the lead in drafting and continuously updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the office in support of the Director of the Office.
·         Make presentations to various audiences as part of the outreach efforts and contribute to conflict resolution trainings supported by UNOMS.
·         Stay abreast with developments in the field of conflict resolution and within the Organization, especially in the field of human resources policies and practices.
·         Back up the Regional Ombudsman in his or her absence.
·         Perform any other duties or special projects to support UNOMS in carrying out its functions, as assigned, including research in the field of conflict resolution and contributions to reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations Conflict Resolution Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, administration, human resources, social sciences or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in conflict resolution, law, human resources, administration or social sciences is required.
·         Previous experience in conflict resolution and providing conflict resolution training is required.
·         Prior exposure and experience working in a multicultural organizational setting is desirable.
·         Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:
·         Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence in conflict resolution, seeking fair and equitable solutions to and prevention of employment related problems. Knowledge of alternate dispute and conflict resolution mechanisms. Knowledge of the Organization’s human resources policies and procedures. Ability to network and maintain excellent relationships with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders. Ability to work in an international setting and operate effectively across organizational boundaries; respect for and understanding of diversity, including its impact on workplace issues and conflict and possible resolution. 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 the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
·         Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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 Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) as the Conflict Resolution Officer should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 30th January 2017

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10 Sales Executive Jobs - Infinity Computers (i3C)

Organization: Infinity Computers (i3C)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Sales Team Leader and Managing Director

About Infinity Computers (i3C):
Infinity Computers (i3C) has been in existence for over 15 years and it is one of the top IT firms in Uganda offering a full complement of information technology products and services including Domain Registration, web design and Hosting, Email hosting, Building call centre solutions, SSL certificates, Dedicated Servers, hardware and software, and other Telecommunication  services. We are known for; scalable and robust data network strategy planning, deployment and management, voice/data integration with various vendor products, e-commerce and e-government solutions, a 24 hour technical computer support Help Desk and Call Center, and information management tools built on web enabled database systems.

Job Summary: The Sales Executive will be tasked with selling of IT services and products and they should have a good grasp of technical knowledge and terminology. The applicants should also be able to read and quickly understand IT and Telecom concepts as there will often be a need to pitch and explain these to client prospects, or the need to formulate solutions to address client needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Quickly respond to customer requests for services and products, and generate competitive quotation and proposal offers.
·         Collaborate with other staff and put together proposal offers to prospects;
·         Reach out to new and existing customers to discuss their needs, and to explain how technology solutions can alleviate client needs;
·         Confidently explain services and product features, and especially on how these are applicable to client needs;
·         Look for prospects from diverse sources such as newspapers, Internet sources, directories, trade associations, network of professional bodies and such similar sources as to create a target list from which one can have a target sales list.
·         Maintain customer records and contacts, and make use of existing in-house automated systems to make follow-ups and create repeat sales;
·         Negotiate prices and terms of sales and service agreements;
·         Prepare sales contracts for orders obtained, and submit orders for processing;
·         Make quotation, negotiate credit terms and also ensure compliance with bid and tender requirements;
·         Have good judgment in selecting services and products, or assist customers in making choices that suit needs, and also take up feedback and make collective action for offers that address specific needs.
·         Showcase efforts in customer retention and devise means of generating repeat revenue.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree, diploma, or its equivalent qualification
  • Comfort in use of the common productivity computer applications such as MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint, and Internet services that include e-mail, instant messaging, social media etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a probing mindset.
  • Be persuasive and have a good and pleasant demeanor with good attention to detail;
  • Be able to listen and capture client feedback, and be able to write this up into offers that suit their need;

Personal Competencies:
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Patience & Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should email their cover letters, copies of academic documents, CVs, with names and contacts of three professional referees to;

Deadline: 16th January, 2017

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Several No Experience Presenter Jobs - Brand New TV Uganda

Organisation: Brand New TV Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programming /Production Manager

About US:
We are a brand new TV in Uganda with primary objective of providing affordable premium content to audiences across Africa. Our mission is to create world class channels that enable Ugandans to access top-notch programming, easily and freely.

Job Summary: The Presenter will research and present programs according to the agreed company and international standards

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         The Presenter will host shows and conduct interviews as well as give the viewers an insight into what is happening at an event
·         Carry out research on projects to be aired
·         Offer support in logging of the raw footage
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  The ideal candidate must hold a diploma in any field

How to Apply:
All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs to Country General Manager, Kampala via E-mail to:

Deadline: Monday, 19th December 2016

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Several Fresh Graduate Jobs - 2017 International Graduate Programme - Commercial Banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)

Organisation: Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Stanchart:
Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking in the UK, and around 90% of its profits come from Africa, United Kingdom, United States and the Middle East. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda is the longest established international bank in the country; the first branch was opened in August 1912. We had 11 branches up to 1972 and retained only one branch during the turbulence of the 70s. In 1998 we acquired 4 branches of former Cooperative Bank in November 1999. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda today has a network of 11 branches in Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has 29 ATMs and over 600 staff.

About the Stanchart 2017 International Graduate Programme - Commercial Banking:
Commercial Banking provides solutions to small businesses, entry level corporates, entrepreneurs and local businesses, as well as mature and fast growing middle market companies. We help our clients grow and expand internationally, facilitating trade with their buyers and suppliers, managing their working capital and transactional needs, assisting them in managing volatility (currency, commodity prices, interest rates), as well as providing markets and corporate financing solutions when their needs become more complex.

Job Summary: The International Graduate will provide you with the broadest possible exposure to the Bank, below are some of the projects and experiences you can expect as part of our Commercial Banking stream:
·         Work directly with new clients to learn, analyse and identify opportunities to advance their business
·         Map, mine and implement cross sell opportunities to expand existing client relationships
·         Partner with Relationship Managers to structure and diversify client transactions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicants should hold undergraduate degrees in any field
·         All applicants should have the permanent legal right to work in Uganda

International Graduate Programme Benefits: At the end of your one year programme, you will choose your role within our Commercial Banking business. Below are some of the roles our IG Alumni have selected at the end of the formal programme: Portfolio Manager, Medium Enterprise, Assistant Relationship Manager, Markets Product Specialist, Credit Client Due Diligence Analyst, Relationship Manager

NB: We only allow one application per candidate per season

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested fresh graduates are encouraged to send their applications online through the Standard Chartered bank e-recruitment portal.

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