3 UN Career Placements - Resident Investigators at United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number: 14-ING-OIOS-37919-R-ENTEBBE (X)
Report to: Chief Resident Investigator

About OIOS:
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally independent office that assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through monitoring, internal audit, inspection, evaluation and investigation. The Office has the authority to initiate, carry out and report on any action it considers necessary to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to its oversight functions.

The Office assists Member States and the Organization in protecting its assets and in ensuring the compliance of programme activities with resolutions, regulations, rules and policies as well as the more efficient and effective delivery of the Organization’s activities; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance or mismanagement; and improving the delivery of the Organization’s programmes and activities to enable it to achieve better results by determining all factors affecting the efficient and effective implementation of programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the Chief Resident Investigator, and within delegated authority, the Resident Investigator is responsible for the following duties:
  • Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, or alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances.
  • Works as part of a team of investigators to gather evidence; prepare evidence for disciplinary bodies, obtain and review relevant documentation; conduct interviews and take statements; analyze facts, determine findings and formulate recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional action; gather and analyze electronic evidence.
  • Determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities;
  • Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post investigation tasks;
  • Works collaboratively and in liaison with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Performs any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United Nations OIOS job opportunity must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  A combination of a first-level university degree in the aforementioned field together with formal qualifications and/or certifications in investigations (military, police, federal/national intelligence agencies) and  two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Formal qualifications and/or certifications in Investigations (pursuant to a course of study, training and examinations of a state/national law enforcement institution, a national military academy or a federal/national intelligence service training institution, supplemented with professional development courses and/or certifications involving study, training and examinations in investigatory work) in combination with four additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable.
  • Past exposure and experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
 Languages:  English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the functions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable.  Working knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations; knowledge of investigation case management and administration; ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence. Ability to draft/edit, in English, a variety of written reports especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation. Comprehensive knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations including  knowledge of the conditions prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 13th December, 2014

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Data Collection Jobs - Female Research Assistant at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Rakai, Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator

About RHSP:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute - Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct high quality data collection using ethically sound techniques;
  • Take part in ongoing mobilization and sensitization about research activities within the study communities;
  • Work in liaison with the team leaders and community mobilizers to identify research participants and to schedule with them when and where to hold interviews;
  • Conduct all data collection, timely transcription and handling using appropriate and ethically sound research techniques and according to the developed research protocols and standard operating procedures;
  • Carrying out Census at household level;
  • Administer study consent to study participants;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Research Assistant should hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration or Education from a reputable institution.
  • Two or more years’ working experience in a reputable health research organization as a research assistant.
  • Past experience doing qualitative research related work.
  • Certificates in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protection, as an added advantage but not a requirement.
  • Willingness to reside in Rakai district.
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Send by E-mail to: info@rhsp.org

Deadline: Friday, 28th November, 2014

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Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy - Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)

Organisation: Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Governing Council

About USE:
Uganda Securities Exchange Limited (USE), a CMA licensed financial institution and is the approved platform for the trading of shares and other securities in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer the implementation and achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission and strategic goals and objectives including the projected USE Demutualization and Listing;
  • Provide technical guidance, direction and leadership to the Exchange and ensure compliance with the regulatory framework governing the Exchange both as a Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) as well as an organization approved and regulated by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA);
  • Support the functions of the Governing Council as the governing body of the Exchange by effectively managing the USE Trading Platform and advising and providing information to Governing Council members thereof;
  • Act as the interface between the Governing Council and staff of the Exchange;
  • Manage the quality, design and delivery o£ services of the Exchange as disclosed and described in the USE corporate strategy;
  • Quickly recommend annual budgets for Governing Council approval and prudently manage the Exchange's resources with given budget guidelines;
  • Effectively lead and manage the financial reserves and human resources of the Exchange as directed by the USE Board and according to authorized human resources policies and procedures;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of fundraising programs, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation;
  • Actively interface with the relevant stakeholders in the capital markets industry in Uganda and in the region;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Governing Council;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) should hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or any other discipline relevant to the securities industry from a recognized institution; Possession of a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Post Graduate qualification in any discipline relevant to the securities industry from a recognized institution;
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification is an added advantage
  • A minimum of ten years’ working experience in a senior management position in a reputable organization;
  • Past exposure and experience in financial markets in Africa would be added advantage
  • Excellent leadership skills and proven positive interpersonal working relations;
  • Effective communication, high integrity and professionalism

How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with updated CVs that should include contacts of three professional referees to: the Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by post/courier or via email to: consultant@futureoptionsug.com

Deadline: 25th November, 2014.

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Finance Officer Revenue Accounting Job Vacancy - National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U)

Organisation: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager

About NITA-U:
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as one of the key players in the Information and Communications Technology Sector. Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the context of national social and economic development, with a vision as “a facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled services.”

Job Summary: The Finance Officer Revenue Accounting will be responsible for the accurate invoicing of clients; cash collections; reporting of revenue and accounting data across all Authority’s business revenue centres.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Creating and maintaining documentation directly related to revenue accounting and related policies, procedures and practices;
  • Establishing and maintaining a robust billing and revenue management systems in the Authority.
  • Preparing and issuing accurate and timely invoices or demand notes for services rendered and issuing reminders and final notices to NITA-U Clientele.
  • Preparing and or reviewing billing and sales analysis reports generated internally and or submitted by private contractors respectively.
  • Recording, reviewing, summarising and posting of cash returns and reconciliation of cash collection accounts.
  • Prepare and post journal entries, process transactions, undertake reconciliations, and manage GL revenue accounts activity in general to ensure balances are recorded and reported accurately in accordance with GAAP.
  • Actively coordinates the timely close of Accounts Receivables in accordance with reporting deadlines including review of outstanding accounts receivable aging, research aged items, and complete period end analysis reconciliation to general ledger.
  • Compile and send timely reports including aged debtors analysis reports to assist with the recovery of all outstanding debts;
  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with other Directorates and departments to resolve issues, complete projects, and accurate and timely client billing and revenue collection.
  • Create and maintain standard Finance & Accounting and management-level reports – usually distributed monthly, quarterly and annually; develop ad hoc reporting as may be required or directed.
  • Offer technical input and guidance in the computation and or analysis of relevant IT product and service costs as a basis for full cost recovery in pricing the Authority’s services
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager Finance or Management from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree with honours in BCOM, BBA, Bachelors of Finance and Accounting from a recognised University is a requirement. Post Graduate qualification in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Full membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPA-U) is a requirement.
  • Full Membership of Internationally Recognized Professional Accounting Body (ACCA, CIMA, CA etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three or more years working experience with a reputable public, private commercial or donor funded organization.
  • Hand on practical experience in cost and management accounting and or pricing of IT products/services in particular gained with a busy telecom service provider is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of public service financial and human resource information systems (IFMS, IPPS, OBT) will be an added advantage.
  • Good computer literacy skills (Preferably Microsoft office Applications).
  • Practical skills on Computerized Accounting Information System;
  • Possess the ability to work on own initiative;
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership.
  • Excellent analytical and problem –solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills;

Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
Confidentiality and Integrity:  Demonstrates confidentiality and the values of NITA-U in daily activities and behaviours.
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.
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
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work department, where applicable

How to Apply:
All candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application form, download here,  with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the address below.

The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038
Or via email: hr@nita.go.ug (application must not exceed 10MBs)

Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.

Deadline: 28th November, 2014 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time).

NB: No application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard application form (refer to above).

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USAID NGO Careers - Project Site Coordinator at AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

Organisation: AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
Project Name:  USAID Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About AVRDC:
AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research and development center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC conducts research and development that contribute to improved income and balanced diets m the developing world vegetables.

About USAID Project:
AVRDC seeks to implement the “Deploying Vegetable Seed Kits to Tackle Malnutrition in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda” Project funded by USAID. The target is to scale up and enhance widespread and adoption of AVRDC’s validated home garden concept and associated production and processing technologies by target households in Uganda. Through deployment of vegetable seed Kits with complementary training and technical backstopping across the entire value chain, over 8,000 target beneficiaries in Uganda are expected to improve their household nutrition, diversify their incomes and improve their social capital.

Job Summary: The Project Site Coordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination of activities in three focus regions of Uganda, liaising with the Project Manager, country Site Coordinators for Kenya and Uganda, AVRDC scientists as well as national implementing partners in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Day-to-day coordination and oversight of demonstration trials, farmer training, seed distribution, surveys, administrative and logistical activities and to build strong relationships with local implementing partners; jointly responsible for implementing field activities and meeting program targets in Uganda.
  • Plan and facilitate workshops, maintain project schedules, deliverables and evaluation activities, and prepare and submit in-country technical project reports, success stories for submission to the Project Manager.
  • Support in providing information for development of monitoring and evaluation analytical tools, serve as lead field monitor when necessary and facilitate subsequent data collection aimed at documenting outcomes and impact of the program. Ensure good coordination of research delivery, transfer of technology and promote gender equity within the project as well as in its outcomes and impacts.
  • Identify options for improving vegetable seed access to smallholders by building and strengthening partnerships with the public and private seed sector for impact at the household level.
  • Support in organizing and conducting demand creation, outreach and promotional activities, such as seed fairs and community field days to promote the development and adoption of improved vegetable-based practices.
  • Work closely with country Site Coordinators for Kenya and Tanzania and the Project Manager to harmonize project activities, share lessons learnt and represent the Project Manager on in- country project-related issues.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager or his/her appointed representative.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All applicants must have a minimum of M.Sc. in preferably social or agricultural science disciplines
  • Two or more years of extensive project coordination experience in food (nutrition) and agriculture.
  • Good agro-economic background with focus on horticultural value-chains is a plus.
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of and work experience in Uganda.
  • Possess the ability to oversee development/implementation of work plans, reports and presentations; ability to write clear and concise technical documents; strong organizational and networking skills.
  • Past exposure and experience with national partners is a plus.
  • Capacity for strong teamwork, partnership building and project management skills as well as supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Proven skills to work independent for most periods of time.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to interact with public, private and civil society leaders and groups on data collection and surveying for project monitoring is an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Flexibility to travel extensively within the three focus project regions of Uganda. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
(i)                A letter of application indicating qualifications, suitability to the outlined deliverables, expected salary, earliest joining date and.
(ii)              A curriculum vitae with three names of professional referees including contact address, phone number and e-mail.

The complete applications should be sent by e-mail only to info-esa@worldveg.org with the title of the position in the heading. Only applications sent by e-mail will be considered.

Deadline: 1st December, 2014

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