United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Jobs - Finance /Administration Officer

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Level: SB3
Reports to: Project Manager for GOU/UNFPA

About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.

Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.

Job Summary: The UNFPA Finance /Administration Officer will support the Project Manager for GOU/UNFPA country programme in the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social development and ensure the effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the programme and office management. He/she works closely with programme and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for developing and implementing sound financial systems, policies and procedures that ensure adequate controls are in place in order to maintain proper books of accounts and to safe guard the assets of the GOU/UNFPA Gender component programme.
  • Design and coordinate implementation and maintenance of financial operations and management information system.
  • Establish precise and complete expenditure controls, ensuring that all commitments are properly approved and that all expenditures are appropriately supported and are within budget allocations.
  • Responsible for controlling and monitoring expenditure with special emphasis on tracking advances and ensuring prompt accountability.
  • Prepare periodic operational plans and budgets within the stipulated deadlines in order to allocate available resources to identified priorities and guide implementation of planned activities.
  • Ensure that the financial resources are adequate to meet Ministry o commitments and submit financial reports.
  • Monitor financial performance on regular basis (monthly), statements that reflect budget and expenditure analysis, and report to management in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining timely and accurate financial records of the programme in compliance to the recommended Accounting Policies and Procedures, statutory requirements, as well as internationally accepted Accounting and Reporting standards.
  • Follow up and carry out quality assurance activities of the programme contractees, districts and imprest holders.
  • Ensure that records are verified through the ministry’s verification system and appropriately filed ready for audit.
  • Make sure that audit action plan is drawn up and implemented in an appropriate manner.
  • Reports to the Programme Component manager and liaises with other relevant staff in the Ministry

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA career opportunity should possess a good University degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public  administration, information technology, economics or related field is preferable.
  • At least four years of relevant experience in the public or private sector.
  • Computer literacy skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in oral and written English

Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
Business Acumen
Implementing management systems
Client orientation
Core Competencies:
Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self  management
Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results
orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making

How to Apply: 
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations UNFPA in the capacity of Finance /Administration Officer are encouraged to send a cover letter and P11 Form download here   to vacancyug@unfpa.org. Please clearly indicate position title in the subject of the email and include       your full names.

NB: The complete applications should be less than 10MB.

Deadline: 31st October 2014

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UBC TV Career Jobs - Managing Director

Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Board of Directors

About UBC:
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), a government with a vision to broadcast quality programmes for national development, wishes to recruit talented and experienced individuals to enhance its performance and enable the Corporation achieve its strategic objectives.

Job Summary: The Managing Director will oversee and manage the affairs of the
Corporation responsibly, to achieve the objectives laid out in section 4 of the UBC Act, 2005.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and recommend goals, strategies and objectives to the Board to ensure the maximization of shareholder value and the long-term success of the Corporation and competitiveness.
  • Develop, recommend to the Board and implement capital and operating plans that support the Corporation's long-term strategic objectives.
  • Identify the principal risks of the Corporation and ensure the implementation of appropriate systems to manage the same.
  • Develop annual capital commitment and expenditure budgets for approval by the Board.
  • Responsible for developing annual operating forecasts of revenue, expenditures, operational results and financial performance.
  • Ensure that the Corporation assets are adequately safeguarded and optimized in the best interest of all the stakeholders.
  • Actively formulate and oversee the implementation of major corporate policies.
  • Make sure that appropriate relationships are maintained between the Corporation and its key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that appropriate personnel and systems are in place for the integrity and adequacy of the Corporation's internal control and management information systems.
  • Guarantee that all operations and activities are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, the Corporation's Code of Business Ethics, good Corporate Governance principles and practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Postgraduate Degree in any of the following Engineering, Business Administration, Management.
  • A minimum of fifteen or more years’ experience in a reputable large organisation, of which 10 years should have been at a senior managerial level.
  • The applicant must be a visionary leader with a demonstratable track record in developing and implementing organisational turn around strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send an application letter, CV and copies of academic documents & professional qualifications along with contacts of at least three professional referees to: The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda either by post, courier, hand delivery or email to: consultant@futureoptionsug.com.

NB: Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 15th November, 2014 by 5:00 PM

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Non-profit Careers - Communication and Advocacy Officer at Save for Health (SHU)

Organization: Save for Health Uganda (SHU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About SHU:
Save for Health Uganda (SHU) is a reputable local NGO founded in 2002 with a mission to improve the quality of health of Ugandans through self-managed community health financing approaches. SHU has secured a new grant to implement a 3-year project (Oct 2014 - Sept 2017). The project aims at reducing barriers to access and utilization of quality health care services. The project's goal is to contribute to the realization of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Uganda. Specifically, the project will: (a) promote and support Community Health Financing Schemes in the Districts of Luwero, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Masaka and Bushenyi to grow and function well; and (b) advocate for improved access to quality health care services for all Ugandans.

Job Summary: The Communication and Advocacy Officer will steer SHU’s advocacy and communications initiatives in line with the organization's strategic and project objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Spearhead the development and review of all SHU advocacy strategy and in putting it into practice.
  • Work with stakeholders and sector partners to develop and implement sustainable advocacy initiatives.
  • Significantly contribute to high-level sector advocacy initiatives and stimulate the participation of SHU partners and networks in those initiatives.
  • Collaboratively assess and support the development of messages and communications products related to the organization's strategic priorities and programs
  • Steer the development, documentation and sharing of key advocacy issues and communications products, such as magazines, booklets, newsletters, flyers, audiovisual materials, speeches and in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer update the website and all electronic
  • Take part in developing projects and in fundraising for developed projects.
  • Actively participate in relevant networks at national and District level, and represent the organization in advocacy forums.
  • Prepare quarterly, semester, and annual reports of advocacy activities
  • Train and build the capacity of SHU team members and community health prepayment schemes
  • Network with staff to actively participate in implementing project advocacy initiatives.
  • Work in liaison with other department heads to integrate advocacy work into SHU management and programming for effective and efficient achievement of organization goals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations
  • Additional training in use of ICT or related fields
  • Qualification in Health communications, public health, languages education or related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four or more years of relevant professional experience, working in communications and advocacy, media, at a national and/or international level preferably in the health NGO sector.
  • Excellent track record in organization communication and advocacy.
  • Highly proactive, self-starter, creative and able to work independently in fast-paced environment
  • Possess the ability to work effectively with a broad range of local and national partners, and in a team environment
  • Ability to use digital and social media tools
  • Excellent written and oral communications in English is essential with strong ability to edit and synthesize complex documents into short easy to read text.
  • Possess the ability to interview and interact with high profile personalities
  • Ability to produce advocacy and communication strategies, reports, publications, brochures, policy briefs, and press releases with a track record of published written work, message creation and/or multi- media pieces. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates should address their applications enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates, along with the names and contacts of three referees. The complete applications should be sent to the Executive Director by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail to: Plot 580, Ssekabaka Kintu Road, Mengo Rubaga division, P.O. Box 8228 Kampala, Uganda
Email to: info@shu.org.ug; Telephone +256 414 271841

Deadline: 27th October, 2014

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CNOOC Oil Company Careers - Joint Venture Manager

Job Title:    Joint Venture Manager
Organisation: CNOOC Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CNOOC Uganda:
CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda Limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Joint Venture Manager will actively coordinate and oversee all joint venture (JV) aspects of the company's operated and non-operated assets and serve as JV interface for required meetings arrangement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate locally all reporting and contacts with JV partners and government authorities for technical and budget approvals for seismic acquisition, wells, EIA, license extensions and etc.
  • Offer, liaise with government authorities and other operators as required to secure appropriate fiscal terms for the company's associated and non-associated gas.
  • Serve as focal/contact point for all operated JV matters. Ensure that all reporting to JV partners on the company's operated JV assets is done properly and timely, including financial reporting, payments, project and audit close outs.
  • Work closely with government authorities or JV partners on a daily basis to ensure that all statutory and contractual requirements are met and ensure that all contractual and regulatory obligations are fulfilled on time.
  • Actively interface with JV partners or government authorities. Ensure that the appropriate information is conveyed from /to the different stakeholders.
  • Ensure packs for the various meetings (TCM, FTM, OCM, ACM etc) are prepared and reviewed before the meeting. Also ensure timely submission of the meeting packs.
  • Organize and coordinate the above mentioned meetings i.e. the date, the venue of the meeting, the members/various committees that should attend.
  • Prepare invoices, reports, PPT memos, financial statements and other documents for executive management.
  • Intuitively review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents; prepare background documents and outgoing mail as necessary for executive management.
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution for executive management.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should possess a good Bachelor’s degree or above in Petroleum Engineering, project management, Public Relations, Finance, or the related.
  • A minimum of ten or more years diversified experiences in Oil & Gas operations, Project Management, Asset Management or Petroleum economic evaluation
  • Extensive knowledge of Oil and Gas operations and asset management
  • Familiar with Uganda PSA/JOA

How to Apply:
Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com

NB: Please DO NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 27th October 2014 by 5.00PM.

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Fresh Graduate Barclays Bank UK Jobs - Personal Banker

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Branch Manager

About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.

Job Summary: The Personal Banker will deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs through selling & cross-selling of all Barclays Africa Retail products & services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                             
1. Sales to Retail Banking Customers: 50%
  • Actively participate in specific product campaigns by ensuring that the products are explained to customers.
  • Agree, meet and exceed targets for specific sales campaigns.
  • Maintain own sales performance statistics for management information usage.
  • Own and manage personal product & channel sales targets to contribute towards the outlet sales objectives.
  • Refer to the appropriate area of delivery for specialist product help or advice (e.g. Schemes or Home Loans) when uncertain about the product delivery or application process. Respond directly to the customer.
  • Build effective relationships with branch staff to ensure that non-sales staff refer customers to the Personal Banker when they identify a particular product or service need.
  • In integrated branches, build effective relationships with Customer Advisors to ensure that they refer standard customers who become eligible for Prestige products and services.
  • Responsible for complete account opening documentation together with customers and submit to the Branch Manager for review before submitting to operations for processing.
  • Call customers when their accounts have been opened, generate welcome pack letters and send to customers.
  • When selling loans to Retail prestige customers, complete the financial analysis and statement review on customer accounts. Where customers do not meet the minimum criteria, advise the customer, verbally or in writing as the customer requires. Report such denials to the Branch Manager on a daily basis.
2. Operational Rigour and Compliance with KYC Requirements: 20%
  • Ensure accuracy of each new account application, loan document, Barclaycard application and bank account mandate change. Personal Bankers are held personally accountable for accuracy and quality of these and supporting documents that they complete and submit.
  • Achieve operational rigour excellence in all aspects of procedures and processes personally undertaken to ensure green audit.
  • Follow the Retail end to end account opening ensuring new accounts are authorized and KYC compliant. Escalate any items that exceed the agreed service level time lines or where there are unresolved KYC requirements, to the Branch Manager.
  • Comply with all general Barclays operational risk & rigour requirements e.g. KYC and anti-money laundering regulations.
  • Occasionally, assist the Branch Manager to open and close cashier tills at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Carry out snap checks as allocated by the Branch Manager.
3. Provision of Customer Service: 15%
  • Own customer queries and complaints around account opening, loans and card applications and resolve in a timely manner. Escalate any unresolved queries, or queries not resolved in a short period of time to the Prestige Branch Manager.
  • Build relationships with internal service providers (Operations and KYC Helpdesk) to ensure a quick turnaround time of escalated queries and complaints.
  • Guide customers to the appropriate delivery channel to meet their needs e.g. cashiers, drop boxes, ATM etc.
  • Advise customers as soon as cheque books, cards and other account items are ready for collection. Follow up with customers that have not collected the items within a reasonable time.
  • Advise customers as soon as new loans are approved and encourage draw-downs on the new loans.
  • When the branch is busy walk the queues- resolve quick inquires and direct customers to the correct counters.
  • Restocks merchandising materials (pamphlets, forms) in the Prestige Branch and advise the Branch Manager if supplies are running low.
3. Branch Support: 10%
  • Work closely with the Branch Manager/BOM, open and close Cashier tills at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Authorise cashier transactions above their teller limits when called upon.
  • Serve as the cash custodian for the Branch. This involves checking cashier cash levels throughout the day, restocking cashiers or repatriating excess funds, and reordering cash from the external provider based on daily limits as set out.
4. Community: 5%
  • Identify and participant in community initiatives to support as part of Barclays community initiatives (such as Make a Difference Day, Local community initiative, Financial Literacy)
  • Significantly contribute ideas to support the community initiatives agenda in the branch.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Good University degree or diploma or relevant experience in a front-line banking sales/marketing/service environment
  • Competitor product sales experience is an added advantage
  • The applicant should have comprehensive knowledge of the Bank's products, services and policies including standard tariffs.
  • Possess a good understanding of overall Retail goals & objectives, including the branch's objectives growth of sales, cost control and income contribution
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the sales process
  • A working knowledge of the procedure manuals
  • A thorough knowledge of the bank's internal departments, systems & procedures as well as risk & rigour requirements
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation e.g. KYC, Anti-Money laundering, banking code, service standards, health & safety standards etc
  • Excellent planning & organization skills
  • Very strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good questioning skills
  • Good PC skills
  • Good numeracy & analytical skills
  • Good selling/influencing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Listening skills

How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:

Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.

For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com

Deadline:  3rd November, 2014

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