Consultancy Jobs - Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

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20 January 2017

Earn a UNICAF Scholarship to Study Online for an Internationally Recognised Degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D) from the US, UK and Europe

About Scholarship Programme:
UNICAF Scholarship Programme partners with UK, US and European universities to offer online quality higher education degrees to students in Africa. Current partners include the University of South Wales (UK), the Marymount California University (USA) and the University of Nicosia (Europe). It was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through blended learning (only available for Unicaf University programmes). 

Why study with UNICAF?
  • High Quality, Lower Cost: Save up to 80% by studying online. Online learning gives you access to modern education at a fraction of the cost of the chosen programme.  See the Available Progammes, Click Here, for more information regarding each programme.
  • Internationally Recognised Degrees: Quality programmes taught by lecturers who are national and international experts
  • Easy, Quick, Registration Process: You can easily apply and start learning, benefiting from a state-of-the-art online virtual environment!
  • Flexible, 24/7 Online Access: No fixed study hours, no ground rules. Adjust your studying schedule to suit your needs. The only requirement is to keep up with your deadlines.
Number of Beneficiaries: Over 8,000 students have benefitted from this scholarship package and they intend to give out over 60,000 of them by 2020. 

How to Apply for Scholarship:
UNICAF invites Ugandans to join thousands of students from Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, and many other countries, who have earned their degrees with the help of the UNICAF Scholarship Programme by submitting their applications online at the link below.

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UN Entry Level Assistant Project Control Officer Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026805
Vacancy Notice: 001/2017
Reports to: Senior Project Control Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Assistant Project Control Officer will be responsible for all project control functions which complement programme management and provide support for oversight of projects including the formulation of a monitoring plan, quality assurance, and verification. Other activities of project control include: review of project agreements, project audit, monitoring that there is synchrony between financial and operational performance, participation in multi-functional monitoring activities and reviews, tracking project risk management, and supporting project closure. It is essential to maintain segregation of duties between project control and programme functions for effective accountability and oversight. The Project Control Officers play a very important role in maintaining harmonious and effective partnerships, and often interact with implementing partners. As a result, incumbents need to be very mindful of all dimensions of partnerships in their interaction with partners (in accordance with the Principles of Partnership, the Code of Conduct and other relevant documents).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively contribute to reviewing that project agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and UNHCR rules, policies and procedures.
  • Significantly contribute to tracking the management of project risks in collaboration with the programme unit, and report major risks to senior management.
  • Contribute to reviewing, analyzing and verifying Financial and Performance Implementing Partner Reports (Part I-IPFR and Part II-IPR), and to checking accuracy and consistency between IPFR and IPR, in accordance with project agreements.
  • Regularly monitor, track and verify that expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the approved budget.
  • Carry out reviews of the internal control systems of implementing partners and provide advice as required.
  • Provide input on identified variants, risks and issues to the partner, programme unit and escalate to management as required.
  • Support timely project closure in coordination with the programme unit.
  • Provide input to the mid- and end-year programme review process on issues related to project control.
  • Maintain professional relationships with implementing partners.
  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules, regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assurance of project implementation and delivery of expected results within budget/resources, timeframe, and in accordance with project agreements is provided.
  • Resources transferred to implementing partners are utilized for the intended purposes and in accordance with project agreements.
  • Performance delivery and financial expenditure reported by implementing partners are accurate and consistent.
  • Programme and senior management are promptly informed of major variances and risks in the execution of projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Project Control Officer job placement should hold a University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration, Economics or related field, OR university degree in another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting, auditing or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • At least two years of previous job experience in the field of accounting/finance, project management, business analysis, quality assurance and/or risk management.
  • Good knowledge of international auditing standards.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 25th January, 2017

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Several No Experience Insurance Jobs - Risk Advisors at Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited

Organisation: Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Agency Manager

About US:
Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited was established in East Africa in 1912 and it boasts over 100 years of providing quality Insurance cover. Our experience as the oldest insurance company in the region has seen us build a solid reputation in the markets we serve. Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited was licensed to do business from November 2003, however, the official transactions started from January 2004. The Company offers a wide range of General Insurance Products on the Market.  In May 2014, controlling interest in Phoenix of East Africa   Assurance Company was purchased by Mauritius Union Group (Est. 1948) – a Public Listed Company, one of the largest financial services companies in Africa.

Job Summary: The Risk Advisors will be responsible for implementation of marketing and selling initiatives and collaboration of business development strategies to build and establish a strong brand identity for ultimate sales, business growth and profitability performance. They will be paid on a commission basis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Prospect and schedule meetings with potential clients
  • Follow up on pipelines, quotations and renewals
  • Assess client needs and advise them on suitable products, pricing and any other required information
  • Ensure timely Premium Collections and receipting of Client Premiums
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key business stakeholders
  • Avail client servicing through timely delivery of all documentation and follow-up with customers on all unresolved issues
  • Maintain strong company product knowledge, policy features
  • Maintain consistency in production and Sales performance
  • Maintain and keep appropriate records of clients
  • Collect market information and send feedback

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Risk Advisor jobs should hold diplomas in business administration or related-fields from reputable institutions
  • C.O.P qualification, marketing experience and or training in sales/marketing, research will be an added advantage
  • Good working knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Programmes
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with fluency in English
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Persistence, Enthusiasm & Aggressiveness
  • Excellence at building Contacts, networking and creating long-term relationships
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Visionary, Strategic & Creative
  • Should be smart and presentable

NB: Females are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply via email to: Or Hand Deliver applications to Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Co. Ltd reception, 9th Floor - Worker’s House.  For further enquiries please contact: 0750 / 0776678051

Deadline: Open

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Director of Operations Job Placement - Unreasonable East Africa

Job Title:       Director of Operations
Organisation: Unreasonable East Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is recruiting on behalf of one of its clients, Unreasonable East Africa.

About Unreasonable East Africa:
Unreasonable East Africa has shown tremendous growth just after three years of running their model in the region. In the next three years they are going to be increasing the number of programs they run. They will also be growing their team extensively as they execute new and exciting special projects which will be geared towards putting UEA on a path for financial sustainability. Unreasonable East Africa will be doing A LOT and they need that special someone that is excited to play a unique role in this organisation during this special period of extreme growth. To succeed in this role, you have to be meticulous, thorough and excited about optimising systems and processes. You also need to have great business acumen and an excitement for bringing business models to life. This role involves working closely with and reporting to the CEO. Taking this role will put you on track to be a VP of Operations within a year, based on performance, making you a part of the UEA leadership team.

Job Summary: The Director of Operations will build and oversee UEA’s operational systems and processes. The incumbent will also drive revenue growth for UEA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Building and overseeing UEA’s organisational processes and systems. This includes:
  • Working with all the VP’s to ensure efficient and effective day to day operations across the organisation.
  • Working with the CEO to manage organisational talent management systems alongside the VP’s including hiring, improving and managing HR systems, performance management systems and more.
  • Supporting the VPs to standardise and scale effective & efficient systems & processes across the organisation.
  • Managing and tracking our organisational goals and objectives, making sure our whole team is continually aligned to achieving them leading to diligent and effective execution.
  • Supporting the CEO in managing our Boards(Advisory and Board of Directors).
Driving revenue growth for UEA. This includes:
  • Supporting the CEO in fundraising by identifying potential partners and designing effective value propositions & proposals that create value for partners and increase revenue for UEA.
  • Growing UEA’s business model(s) strategies by creating win-win incentives and building & managing effective systems that accelerate revenue growth from customers.
  • Diversifying UEA’s revenue streams by identifying and pursuing multiple possible additional sources of revenue for the organisation.
Strategic projects management. Working closely with the CEO to directly lead some strategic initiatives, particularly cross-functional efforts, by developing clear goals, timelines, research and project timeliness as needed.
Doing whatever it takes to give an UNREASONABLE advantage to companies. We are a small entrepreneurial team that steps up when there is work to be done. At times, you’ll be expected to work outside of just your role to contribute to our team’s overall efforts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should have at least three to five years of work experience with a strong track-record of designing, managing and scaling systems and processes. You can see the big picture and break it down into what needs to happen. You are also able to guide a team in executing on those steps.
  • Possess a strong business acumen, and are excited about building business models. You love and have experience in monetising products & services and building the right incentives for customers.
  • The applicant should have worked for a startup or in a startup environment, and/or have worked in supporting startups to grow. You are willing to work beyond the job description, wear many hats, and roll with constant change.
  • Love working with teams. This role involves A LOT of coordination of different types of teams. If this does not energise you, you will not thrive in this role. You also enjoy playing a supportive role to help teams succeed. 
Skills + Capabilities:
  • Good listener. To be successful in this role, you will need to listen carefully to teammates, our customers and all partners.
  • Highly organized and know that the “magic is in the details”. You have keen attention to detail, and an ability to keep things in order. You strike a balance between the big picture and operating well at the details. Most importantly, you are obsessed about creating systems to keeping things organized.
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and pattern-recognition skills that you can apply to both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Willingness to tackle projects without much guidance/structure. We are three years old, so while we have some structure, you will also be called upon to build structure. You can show us how you have stepped into ambiguous and disorganized situations and brought structure.
  • Belief that we > I (a hat tip to Skillshare for sharing this great value with us). We believe in finding ways to expand the pie so that everyone can get a larger slice rather than trying to claim as much value as possible from a fixed pie. We believe in pathological collaboration and that this journey is about all of us.
  • Belief that no task is too small.
  • Ability to delegate tasks effectively to the rest of the team.
  • Most importantly, you believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solving some of the greatest challenges that we face and will jump for an opportunity to play a small part in a grand journey as we seek to make East Africa a much better place.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: marking the subject as “2636”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2636 Okedi Jonathan, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline: Open till filled (Rolling)

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Human Resource Assistant Non-profit Jobs - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title:          Human Resource Assistant
Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource and Operations Manager

About Us:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

Job Summary: The Human Resource Assistant (HRA) will support the Human Resource and Operations Manager in the administrative management of Human Resource functions at IPAU for both full time salaried staffs and hired consultants. The Human Resource Assistant will support the HR Manager to ensure that HR issues are carried out efficiently and effectively, based on the IPA policies and procedures, statutory legal requirements of the government of Uganda and donor guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Managing the HR filing system and staff records:-
  • Ensure that staff records are complete as per the HR file checklist, up to date and kept confidential in individual HR files.
  • Maintain at all times an updated schedule of full time staffs and short term hires contract expiry dates
  • Maintain staff lists by project, contact inform, gender and provide to the HR Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Actively facilitate issuance of medical and staff Identity Cards for new staffs and returned at end of employment.
  • Periodically review personnel files against the HR checklist for accuracy and completeness of personnel records and filing.
  • Maintain contracts/agreements schedule for HR services ensuring that agreements are renewed timely – a month prior to expiry following systematic procurement process.
Staff Training and Development activities:-
  • Work in close coordination with the Administrative/Operations staff ensures logistical arrangements are efficiently made to facilitate training events and staff retreats.
  • Ensure that full time staffs produce training reports after each training attended.
  • Maintain a staff training record database and training events calendar.
  • Manage the staff wellness program
Insurance Management Support:-
  • Follow up timely annual policy renewals, preferably a month prior to expiry.
  • Maintain file record of all insurance related correspondences
  • Prepare payment requests as appropriate
Group Personal Accident
  • Maintain file copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence to the insurers.
  • Keep track of all accident related cases, filing insurance claims, following up on all relevant documentations that includes police reports, filing in relevant claim forms, submission of medical receipts and doctors notes, contractors, prepare payment vouchers for approval.
  • Monthly allocation of GPA Insurance costs to projects with the Supervision of the HR Manager and submit to the Finance Manager.
Medical Insurance
  • Ensure medical provider and individual concerns are promptly addressed.
  • Timely communicate new staff and family additions to the insurer; follow up provision of medical cards; terminations and retrieving of cards from departing staffs.
  • Maintain file copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence to the service providers
  • Reconcile staff/dependents list for insurance purposes.
Money Insurance
  • Maintain an updated TOR
  • Follow up as appropriate on all claims with the insurer. Ensure all supporting documents and processes are sufficiently handled.
Field Officer (FO) Database Management:
  • Support the HR Manager in maintaining an updated database of field staff:
  • Continuously update the FO database to record new hire information by project, location, telephone no. bank details, project status, etc..
  • Categorize the database by different language groups, paying attention to multi-language speakers.
  • Actively participate in the hiring process for Field Officers in collaboration with the Field Research department.
  • Follow-up with respective Field Managers and Research Associates to submit completed performance evaluations of FOs at the end of each data collection and ensure the information is entered in the database, and that all supervisors have constant access to past evaluations.
Payment Process:
  • Process Purchase and Payment Requests for all HR related procurement transactions ensuring all relevant information, data and chart of accounts coding is recorded correctly.
  • Compile bank and TIN information for newly recruited short term contractor staff and full time staff.
  • Verify bank information, timesheets and payments for short term contractors.
  • Communicate to your supervisor, the finance and project management teams promptly any challenges.
Other Duties: As assigned by your supervisor, perform other tasks, which are consistent with your level in the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Human Resource Assistant (HRA) job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Business Administration, Public Administration or Management Science
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in human resource or administration in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent computer and ICT skills, fully capable with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and PPT) and Google App Suite (including Google Forms).
  • Strong writing and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to apply creative thinking to practical problem solving with an aim of improving service delivery. 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Previous experience in payroll management or working on large databases.
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies required;
  • Flexible and proactive work ethic with a demonstrated interest in the vision and mission of IPA
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship, management skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrates ability to pay attention to details, foster an environment of high level integrity, trust, respect, maturity and confidentiality of information.
  • Good problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide guidance & advise to employees on HR policies & procedures
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various project sites
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with government standards, donor regulations and IPA policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skill in handling emergency situations.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are send their applications via email to the Human Resource Manager at with the subject line marked as  “Application for The Human Resource Assistant Position.” Attach a cover letter explaining interest in the position and fit for the role and salary expectation. Please also attach your CV and copies of academic certificates.

Deadline: Friday, 3rd February, 2017 by 5pm.

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