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27 April 2017

UN Associate Finance Officer Jobs - United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:            Associate Finance Officer
Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: RSCE/GJO/FIN/001/04-2017
Reports to: Finance Officer
Grade: NO-B

About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provides support towards the achievement of RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs) and all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for RSCE projects/programmes/operations related to the respective Service Line;
  • Supports management in the delivery of services such as the processing of non-travel related commercial vendors’ invoices and payments to vendors providing goods or services to all RSCE Client Missions (processing invoices resulting from commitments such as Purchase Orders, Fund Commitments, Direct Expenditures, Medical clinic invoices and Replenishment of imprest/petty cash;
  • Assists in the treasury role for all payments originating from RSCE Client Mission, and all payments assigned to the RSCE house banks; Prepares staff members’ claims, danger pay, daily subsistence allowance, Mission subsistence allowance for Government Provided Personnel, Civilian Police, and Staff Officers. Volunteer living allowance and any other allowances for payments in conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations policies e.g., staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI issuances or practices, IPSAS policy framework etc.;
  • Provides support in supervising the disbursement processes of the RSCE or the Client Missions as appropriate; monitors the house bank account balances and traction summaries; assists in managing cash flow requirements;
  • Offers advice, financial interpretations in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins and Circulars under the guidance of the Service Delivery Manager;
  • Serves as a Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 105.5 or Approving Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules;
  • Regularly reviews and verifies completeness of documentation supporting invoices and payment requests; Analyses accounting transactions and open items in the accounting system and recommends corrective actions;
  • The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Associate Finance Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, accounting, finance, commerce or related field is required.
  • Possession of a first-level university degree in combination with an additional four (4) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Other technical qualification within the area of finance i.e. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or ACCA would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the case of a Master’s Degree in the areas of finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.
  • At least four years of progressively relevant professional experience in case of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Previous exposure and experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization - in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
  • Previous experience with financial management or accounting in an international setting is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures generally and, in particular, those related to the purchase of supplies and services. Knowledge of financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • 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.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form (P-11), Download Here; This should be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports / appraisals

The applicants with the completed documents are strongly encouraged to apply via e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check beginning of this advert) and Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org

Deadline: 6th May 2017

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Associate Job Placement - Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Title:          Associate 
Organization: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us:
The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara’s mission is to work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science in pursuit of poverty alleviation. This involves the application of research and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing programs, and optimize internal processes. To this end, Busara has worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. In addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral economics and other academic disciplines. We are now operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, as well as Kenya. That's all in pursuit of our twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • The jobholder will design and develop research and advisory projects focused on using behavioral science to alleviate global poverty
  • The incumbent will recruit partners from academic institutions, development banks, large NGOs, private companies and social enterprises and manage the relationships
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral research
  • Develop and pilot instruments
  • Manage large scale field and lab projects with leading academics and institutions
  • Organise, clean and analyse data
  • Disseminate results, prepare project reports and present results
  • Design future scope of works
  • Live, travel and work in East Africa with a base in Nairobi 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Busara Centre Associate jobs must hold bachelor’s degrees in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields. Other fields will be considered. Possession of a Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields is desired
  • One to three years of experience in a related field
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Strong quantitative skills including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software
  • Previous experience managing and mentoring staff is desired
  • Familiarity with and interest in behavioral economics or science
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 12th May 2017

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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager Job Placement - Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:         Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Health

About US:
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Living Goods has developed and proven a cost effective, high-impact community health care model using a business-minded focus on innovation, paired with critical public health delivery. As we have grown, with more than 2,000 Community Health Promoters across 18 districts planned for next year, ensuring effective quality and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is paramount.

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will work in liaison with the Director of Health, to develop client survey mechanisms, data analysis to inform and improve field performance, and support to field teams to foster continuous quality improvement.  The goal is to ensure that world-class community health services are provided across the network on a continuous basis as we grow. The incumbent will manage the M&E team and coordinate with the various teams on a range of initiatives to inform program implementation and drive continual performance and quality improvement. The jobholder should have a deep understanding of M&E and Quality Assurance to join our team and lead our strategy development and implementation of effective M&E processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Formulate strategies for ongoing M&E processes.  Design survey tools and processes.
  • Oversee continual assessment of quality of service and quality of data by managing ongoing calls to clients and field surveys, and analysis of collected data.
  • Ensure feedback loops to branch teams and corrective actions implemented.
  • Be hands on to make calls to constantly have an ear on the ground and assess M&E protocols.
  • Review and analyse data from branch staff visits to CHPs and work with Branch teams to identify issues.
  • Organize and support annual recertification for all CHPs to ensure a constant knowledge base for all health workers.
  • Identify quality improvement needs of the CHP and Branch Teams and propose training topics.
  • Lead and strengthen quality control of our data to assure the integrity of data for analysis, tracking, validation, cleaning, and accurate entry into DHIS database.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Monitoring & Evaluation Manager job placement should preferably hold a University degree, MBA or advanced degree related to Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • At least four to five years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of project/program level activities, data analysis and evaluation
  • Prior experience in designing and managing quality improvement interventions
  • Previous exposure and experience in executing qualitative and quantitative research as well as managing research teams
  • The ideal candidate is a data-driven, detail-oriented individual with experience managing M&E, field assessments, design and implementation of quality improvement interventions and client satisfaction surveys. 
  • The incumbent should have practical experience to do project design, planning and assessments and is passionate about community health care.
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • Strong analytic skills, able to identify a story and convey insights from the numbers.
  • Strong communicator; strong analytical skills; able to collaborate across departments.
  • Proven skill in developing and delivering training to audiences with diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel across Uganda with an estimated 30% of time spent on the road.

Compensation:  A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.

Deadline: 31st May, 2017

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Procurement and Logistics Officer NGO Jobs - CARE International

Job Title:            Procurement and Logistics Officer
Organisation: CARE International
Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.

Job Summary: The Procurement and Logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services, which results in added value to CARE Uganda’s Emergency Programme funded by ECHO in partnership with Oxfam International. Procurement will be done by meeting the standards of international best practice, CARE USA operations manual and Uganda’s regulations. In addition, the role is responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic services for the organisation ensuring they are provided in a timely manner and to the required quality of service. The incumbent will primarily coordinate and manage the procurement planning process for CARE Uganda’s Emergency Programme ensuring that all needs are identified, budgeted and planned for purchase in a timely manner.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE International Procurement and Logistics Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, or in a related field. CIPS qualified
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a medium sized organisation
  • Working knowledge of administrative, budgetary, procurement procedures
  • Strong negotiation, problem solving analytical skills
  • Show commitment to achieving high quality results and value for money
  • Excellent planning, communication and writing skills with attention to detail
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Ability to prioritize own workload in a high pressure environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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Several USAID Data Collection Jobs - Youth Researchers at QED Group, LLC

Job Title:        Several Youth Researcher Jobs
Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program
Duty Station: Northern Uganda

About QED:
The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About USAID/Uganda MEL Program:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.

Job Summary: The Youth Researchers will support the USAID/Uganda and local partners to access, organize, and draw conclusions from available local data sources.  The researchers will be charged with collecting district level data in the northern sub-regions of West Nile, Acholi, and Lango. Researchers will act as intermediaries for preliminary information gathering, by working with district officials, specifically district planners, and also working with the USAID Learning Contract. The researchers will be trained and managed by the Learning Contract. However, after training researchers will be expected to work independently in their assigned sub regions. The researchers will be expected to assist the Learning Contract with a variety of research related tasks in support of Regional Stakeholder Platforms and other tasks as assigned.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Collect data at the district level
  • Work closely with local government officials, specifically District Planners, to access data
  • Input, organize, and analyze data
  • Coordinate with the Learning Contract to support Regional Stakeholder Platform meetings
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned

Job Parameters:
  • Researchers will assist Regional Stakeholder Platforms as non-staff, but will receive an allowance
  • Researchers should be affiliated with a university, or research-related institution
  • Researchers will receive training but will operate independently and relocation will not be supported

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the Youth Researcher job vacancies must hold University degrees and/ or proven strong research experience
  • Strong skills in data collction and use of statistical analysis packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability, resourcefulness, and initiative to identify and gather relevant data
  • Ability to work with local government officials and development partners to achieve stakeholder goals
  • Strong time management skills
  • Local language skills are an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Northern Uganda context
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,, expressing interest to thelearningcontract.recruit@gmail.com with the subject line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Youth Researcher - Northern Uganda.”

Deadline: 12th May 2017 by 5:00pm

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