31 May 2016

No Experience A' level Office Assistant Jobs - Med-Optics Ltd

Job Title:    Office Assistant
Organisation: Med-Optics Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Med-Optics Ltd is a private company that was established in 2002 to provide quality ophthalmic and Optical services. Over the last 14 years, Med-Optics has established itself as the top and preferred provider of quality ophthalmic services in Uganda. Our patients can always be assured of quality eye care with attention to detail and follow up to ensure patient satisfaction. We are contracted to serve various insurance patients: UAP, Jubilee, ICEA, IHN, AON, CASE Medcare and Nakasero Health Insurance.

Job Summary: The Office Assistant will provide administrative support the team in courteous and effective manner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Administration:
  • Ensure the work premises are opened and closed at the right time as directed by the manager.
  • Manage the safety of company current assets and fixed assets during the working hours.
  • Cleanliness
  • Regularly monitor the cleanliness of the premises by ensuring the place is clean at all times.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of all machines, furniture and frames.
  • Clean and iron staff uniforms.
2. Co-ordination, Stores and Lab support:  Serve as the messenger for the service center.
3. Other Duties:
  • Assist the staff on all office related requests as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should at least hold an Advanced level certificate. Possession of a Diploma will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy sills
  • Ability to work with people.
  • Able to deliver results and meet customer expectations.
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to cope with pressure and setbacks.
  • Fluent in the English language.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters and updated CVs to alex@jeffandsanders.com. Please don’t attach any other documents; it is not a requirement at this point.

Deadline: 3rd June, 2016 by 5:00 pm

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by the 15th June, consider your application unsuccessful.

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3 Entry Level Officer- Software Engineering Jobs - Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Software Engineering
Job Code: HRM/073/603

About US:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Officer- Software Engineering will be tasked with the development of software applications and conduct software quality assessments to enable automation and interfacing of business processes in order to enhance organizational efficiency and improve tax payer compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Develop software to automate business processes as the need may arise from time to time.
  • Gather user requirements to inform development of software
  • Keenly analyze the requirements to come up with software design
  • Write computer applications that suit the gathered requirements/satisfy user needs
  • Deploy developed applications into production.
  • Provide technical advice on acquisition of outsourced software
2. Carryout software testing to evaluate whether it meets the user requirements and the business needs:
  • Develop test plan to guide the software testing process
  • Set-up test environment (where test runs are conducted) which mimics the production environment
  • Develop test scenarios and test cases (which guide the actual testing and where the test results are recorded
  • Conduct actual test to determine system functionality
  • Write test report to document and inform stakeholders of the test results
3. Conduct software quality assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of its functionality:
  • Research, identify and develop templates for documenting processes, designs and test results
  • Conduct regular reviews on technical documents to identify gaps in processes and ensure conformity to URA / industry standards
  • Make recommendations on how gaps can be fixed or how documents can be aligned to standards
4. Carryout system upgrades to improve the effectiveness and integrity
  • Identify inefficiencies in exiting systems and processes
  • Gather recommendations from users on how to improve the current systems of existing systems
  • Develop and deploy patches (new software versions) to improve the effectiveness of exiting systems
5. Provide user support to improve service availability and application usage:
  • Develop user manuals for developed software
  • Carry out user sensitization and training on how to use the developed application.
  • Receive user queries and provide feedback
  • Engage business units and guide the documentation of business processes
  • Perform any other IT related work like Computer configuration, networking on projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the URA Officer- Software Engineering job opportunities should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Bachelor of Statistics with computing option or Engineering with Computing Option
  • Oracle Certified Associate Java SE Programmer or Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) or Oracle database Management System/Certification, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft SQL Server is desired
  • A minimum of two years of active Software Development ideally with exposure to the full software lifecycle (from requirements through production)
  • Good understanding of the programming languages (Java, C# etc.)
  • Prior exposure and experience in mobile application development for Android, IOS, and Windows mobile
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications in a concise but comprehensive manner
  • Practical experience in designing interactive applications
  • Previous exposure and experience working on projects in teams and with code repositories such as GIT SVN, Microsoft Team Foundation
  • Broad working knowledge of software quality assurance standard (IEEE, ISO/IEC etc.)
  • Software testing standard (IEEE829, ISO/IEC/IEEE29119)
  • Excellent knowledge working with a diverse range of Relational Database management systems and development using Oracle RDBMS, MS SQL Server, Postgres, and MySQL
  • Previous experience developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (JSF, GWT, Spring MVC, .NET MVC 2/3 Framework )
  • Working knowledge and usage of software testing tools (security, test case management, automation testing, stress and performance management)
  • Ability to Work under pressure
  • Good team player
  • Analytical thinking skills - able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically
  • Critical thinking skills – able to actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and/or evaluate information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
  • Ability to work for long hours
  • Interpersonal skills - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • Self-directed and very creative
  • Strategic thinking – able to identify a vision along with the plans, which need to be implemented to meet the end goal, evaluating situations, decisions and issues in the short, medium and long term.
  • Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Adapts to the situation and can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change
  • Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.

Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.

Deadline: Thursday, 23rd June 2016 at 11:59pm

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EU Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator Job Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Reports to: EU Trust Fund Program Manager

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

About EU Project:
DRC is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children, and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host communities. The Consortium  is implementing a 3-year project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to respond to refugee settlements in West Nile of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator supports the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the EU Trust Fund project in all locations. The MEAL Coordinator will also support impact assessment work for EU Trust Fund Project and ensure that impact narratives are communicated to key stakeholders

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to development and maintenance of overall M&E frameworks/system for EU Trust Fund project in accordance with DRC minimum operational procedures for MEL and DRC evaluation policy and in collaboration with technical advisors in education (Save the Children), in Livelihood (ZOA) and in conflict and land management (DRC/ZOA). 
  • Take part in and lead data collection in the field
  • Facilitate training of data collectors and relevant country staff on M&E
  • Support and facilitate data analysis
  • Support monthly and quarterly reporting (specifically aggregation of outputs
  • Responsible for development of M&E plans for all projects at inception 
  • Management of data entry , data store and databases for all M&E data 
  • Responsible for implementation of M&E plans, including management of outcome and impact assessment and Produce impact monitoring reports for Consortia’s internal use as well as for Donor reporting for each project cycle
  • Ensure dissemination of findings from evaluations 
  • Plan and develop detailed data collection tools, ensure that data collection is scientific, and defendable.
  • Work closely with and coordinate with the DRC/DDG monitoring and coordination focal point in the HQs and Regional MEL advisor to ensure that correct procedures for impact monitoring are followed.
  • Carry out field-monitoring missions to assess progress of the project implementation using standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies.
  • Provide appropriate and facilitative administrative follow-up actions to ensure effective application of monitoring and reporting tools 
  • Offer support to the EU Trust Program Manager in facilitating assessments and studies led by external consultant. 
  • Ensure the compilation of human stories and other printed materials to assist the visibility of projects.
  • Participate in/conduct workshops and training within and outside the organisation as may be required
  • Carry out any other assignments as may be requested or delegated by the EU Trust Fund Program Manager. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social planning, development studies, monitoring and evaluation or any other relevant education background
  • A minimum of five years of related work experience in management position in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in Monitoring and evaluation system and processes.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience of working with ECHO, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations.    
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated and detailed (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualifications, relevant training courses, work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant references.

The complete application package should be uploaded online, Click Here

Deadline: 7th June 2016

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Fresher Project Officer (PO) NGO Jobs - ActionAid International

Organisation: ActionAid International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Cluster Coordinator-Gulu

About US:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.

Job Summary: The Project Officer (PO)- Promoting Women Land Rights and Livelihoods in Northern Uganda will be responsible for the appropriate planning, implementation of the projects at the sub counties within the project work plan in line with the department mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in developing project monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and operational plans for the land rights and livelihoods intervention as required.
  • Conduct data collection, needs assessment and baseline (start, mid and end line) for the women land rights protection, education and psychosocial support beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate the community to develop project activities and ideas, support the establishment and monitor implementation of beneficiary income generating activities in the area of women property rights support program.
  • Regularly facilitate awareness raising and community dialogues on the importance of women land rights to the community levels as well as awareness raising on women rights; peer to peer discussions and dialogues on women land rights protection concerns targeting community members, local authority; stakeholders
  • Facilitate review meetings with partners, community members and other stakeholder.
  • Facilitate documentation of all project activities, stories of change in regards to women land rights, compile all the minutes of the discussions and resolution reached in Acholi sub-region for dissemination purposes.
  • Facilitate quarterly mobile legal aid clinics for legal aid service delivery and awareness raising on land rights in the regions of Acholi and Lango .
  • Mentor, train staff and partner on land/ property rights and national land policies to enhance their skills and knowledge to campaign against land rights abuse
  • Mobilize rural women into a critical mass for women's land rights and justice campaigners for the Mt. Kilimanjaro project demands
  • Work in liaison with identified community leaders from formal and informal institutions to hold community dialogues to promote land rights messages and advocate for a multi-stakeholder land use planning committee that ensures the free, prior and informed consent of all communities affected by land transfers.
  • Actively participate in monitoring and evaluation of all the projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Development studies or any social science discipline.
  • Post Graduate qualification in project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation or any related field is an added advantage. 
  • A minimum of two years of relevant working experience preferably in NGO sector
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Good Knowledge of local Languages especially context and culture of Acholi is an added advantage.
  • Strong community mobilization skills
  • Networking and coalition/movement  building
  • Critical report writing and analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good lobbying, advocacy and campaigning skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills;
  • Good leadership and management skills

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to either send their applications via E-mail or hand deliver to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org or addressed to: The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid International Uganda, Plot Number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University P.O. Box 676 Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Thursday 9th June 2016 by 5:00 Pm

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16 Fresher Customer Service Executive Jobs - SGS

Organisation: SGS
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has been appointed by the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) to implement the Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Services (MVIS) programme involving the development, installation and operation of vehicle inspection centers on a national scale to improve road safety by assuring -the road worthiness of vehicles m circulation in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Customer Service Executive will offer support to the customers in regards to the inspection, certificate and sticker issuance, and all other related matters. The incumbent will ensure timely resolution of concerns received through phone email, mail and personal visit. The jobholder will also be marketing SGS Automotive Services to Customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receives and addresses phone calls, emails, mails from customers in relation to the vehicle inspection services.
  • The incumbent will make test appointments with clients via telephone or personal visits.
  • Receives claims from the customers and ensure they are effectively implemented in the Claims Management System CMS at the Vehicle Inspection Station.
  • The jobholder processes customer appeals as per the appeal procedure.
  • Attend to all customer utilities on our website
  • Provide timely, efficient and effective customer service
  • Regularly reports to the Station Manager about any important and critical issues with suggested actions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the 16 SGS customer service executive career jobs should hold a bachelor’s degree in any business-related course
  • One to two years’ experience in Customer Service or related roles
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in office applications e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Outlook and Internet
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to resolve customer queries and pro-actively solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High standards of integrity and expected to comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct at all times
  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of any other 2 local languages is an added advantage

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below. The applicants are required to upload an application / cover letter in Pdf / Microsoft Word format stating the current and expected salary, daytime contacts, detailed Curriculum Vitae with three professional referees and copies of certificates.

Deadline: 5th June 2016 by 5.00 pm.

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