United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Careers - Programme Officer (Safety Nets and Resilience)


Job Title:  Programme Officer (Safety Nets and Resilience)
Organisation: World Food Programme (WFP)
Position Grade: P3
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About WFP:
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.  The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

About WFP SNR Project:
The objective of WFP’s Safety Nets and Resilience (SNR) programming is to ensure the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations in Uganda. SNR activities are primarily focused on livelihoods and resilience programming in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. This includes asset construction and income generation activities for households with labour capacity, targeted food assistance for extremely vulnerable households, supplementary food assistance to address malnutrition, and a school meals programme. The SNR Unit coordinates with the Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA), Agriculture Market Support (AMS), and Nutrition sub-units within the WFP Programme Unit to implement these activities. Field-based activities are managed from the Country Office in Kampala and implemented through support and coordination at Sub-Office level. In addition, the SNR Unit is substantially involved in policy dialogue and advocacy on social protection and school feeding initiatives in Uganda. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Head of Programme, the Programme Officer will deliver the programming and partnership components of WFP’s SNR activities through the following responsibilities:
  • Plan and manage WFP’s livelihoods/resilience activities in the Karamoja region, implemented primarily through WFP’s Food For Asset (FFA) programming approach;
  • Develop and maintain key partnerships with local and national government counterparts, cooperating partners, and technical agencies for delivery of the livelihoods/resilience activities;
  • Maintain regular and systematic liaison between the Country Office and Sub-Offices to ensure delivery, monitoring and oversight of SNR activities in the Karamoja region;
  • Represent WFP in inter-agency, government, and donor policy and budget forums to advocate for inclusive social protection systems in Uganda and a national school meals programme;
  • Actively collaborate with WFP’s Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Unit to ensure monitoring and oversight for SNR outputs and outcomes is useful and accurate for accountability and management purposes;
  • Oversee contractual agreements with cooperating NGOs and partnerships with Government and research institutions;
  • Offer leadership and direction in proposal development and donor reporting for SNR activities;
  • Provide substantive inputs to national policy dialogue on social protection for vulnerable households, resilience strategies, and for the transition to a government led school feeding programme;
  • Provide technical input to WFP’s monitoring tools and ensure relevant assessments, reviews, and evaluations of WFP’s livelihoods/resilience work are planned and implemented;
  • Manage SNR’s annual plan of work within the Programme Unit (planning, budgeting, forecasting, pipeline);
  • Provide supervision and guidance to programme staff within the SNR Unit;
  • Work closely with WFP senior management, logistics, communication and administrative units in order to implement the SNR programme of work;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations WFP job should hold a University degree, preferably at an advanced level in Social Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Rural Development or other related fields.
  • A minimum of  five years (of which 3 international) of progressively responsible professional experience with development projects in the areas of food assistance programming, local level planning and community development;
  • Hands-on experience with government/donor liaison, project fund and NGO partnership management;
  • Prior experience in managing teams in a cross-cultural setting and achieving results through collaboration and partnership building;
  • Proven experience in development context, preferably in Africa;
  • Significant experience with Food For Asset (FFA) programming and school feeding programmes is considered an asset;
  • Past exposure and experience with projects in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) regions is desirable;
  • Experience in preparing donor proposals and writing reports is an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of current approaches to livelihoods activities in a post-conflict, transition, or development context;
  • Familiarity with national level policy dialogue (government, donors, UN agencies).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Effective action management to plan, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Excellent cognitive capacity and problem solving skills;
  • Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills with ability to work patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent partnership skills to build strategic relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages). 

How to Apply:
If you so desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), please apply by visiting the weblink below and Register and create your online CV. You must also Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application. 


Deadline: 6th October 2014
 

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World Vision Data Entry Jobs - Child Sponsorship Correspondence Assistant

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to:  Program Manager
Duty Station:  Kibaale, Uganda
 
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
 
Job Summary: The Child Sponsorship and Systems Assistant will provide technical support to Child Sponsorship Operations management in the Cluster so as to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in meeting WVU and WVI standards as well as child wellbeing.
 
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Effectively manage child data/information and sponsorship systems in order to support child sponsorship operations and programming in the programme/ADP.
  • Monitor the security and risk management with regard to child information and sponsorship systems. This includes backup of child information/data, production of data backup logs; and physical, logical and soft/hardware security.
  • Effect sponsorship data quality assurance measures in relation with management of child information and sponsorship systems.
  • Responsible for the entry of child sponsorship data/information and SO communications (queries, GN, mails, child monitoring information, etc) through manual entry, scanning forms, editing, verifying, validating and loading child information to STEP and SD systems.
  • Production of all system reports such as STEP1 management, Child Correspondence Forms, Detailed Correspondence report and export of Validation forms for the ADP.
  • Read and create all diskettes for the ADP and regular update of the Diskettes tracking template
  • Perform SD business processes such as printing out variance reports, Child Status Reports, Project reports, etc.
  • Resolve to-do list items and update the Child Sponsorship Facilitator on unresolved to-do list items for management actions.
  • Security of sponsorship data, systems resources and sponsor addresses
  • Carry out STEP decentralized business processes at the ADP on annual reconciliations, setting of APR, Christmas Cards, integration, etc on a daily, weekly, monthly basis as applicable.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager. 
 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Business Computing with experience in networking, information systems, and databases.
  • Additional qualifications in networking, information systems, and databases will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three or more years experience in child sponsorship operations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • All candidates must be mature and committed Christians, able to demonstrate an active involvement with their faith and also able to appreciate and stand above denominational diversities.
 
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
 
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Deadline: 24th September, 2014.  
 
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MAUL Health Management Organisation Career Jobs - Technical Officer - Supply Chain Management

Job Title: Technical Officer - Supply Chain Management
Organisation: Edes & Associates
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda 

About Us:
Edes & Associates seeks to recruit for its valuable client, a leading Health Supply Chain Management Organisation that specialises in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Services for pharmaceutical products and health commodities. 

Job Summary: The jobholder will provide technical support in designing and implementing healthcare logistics and supply chain management systems, processes and tools for Essential medicines, HIV related commodities and to strengthen the capacity of partners and districts in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take part in the joint national forecasting and quantification, supply planning with all stakeholders in HIV logistics for medicines or laboratory commodities to determine the national needs.
  • Actively participate in assessment of Laboratory and drugs logistics systems at national and health facility level and support in the design of corrective interventions to address the identified gaps.
  • Take part in the capacity development of pharmacy, stores and laboratory logistics staff through joint trainings and mentorship as well as orientation on any inventory and records management tools and processes as established by the MoH.
  • Offer technical resource in assisting the health facilities in the implementation of the MoH web-based reporting system for HIV commodities and any other initiatives that seek to automate logistics processes to enhance supply chain activities.
  • Develop a unified information management system for health commodities and support the implementation of a unified monitoring and evaluation system for health related commodity management.
  • Jointly work with the MoH; districts and Regional pharmacists in refining adopting supervision tools.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Post Graduate qualification or Master’s degree in public health, supply chain management, operations management.
  • Four to five years of professional experience in Procurement, quantification, forecasting and supply chain management.
  • High level of demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS applications, Forecasting and Quantification methods at the national level to argument the current team.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to advocate and bring about consensus with senior government officials and other stakeholders.
  • Past exposure and experience working in HIV/AIDs programs.
  • Prior experience in logistics/supply chain management and/or public health commodities, especially ART commodities including the provision of specific technical assistance.
  • Past experience in systems, processes, and tools development and implementation.
  • Experience as a trainer in logistics and supplies management for at least 4 years.
  • Significant experience in SCM quality review
How to Apply: 
All applicants who are interested in working with Medical Access Uganda Limited (MAUL), a leading Health Supply Chain Management Organisation should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae to: The Human Capital and Business Manager, Edes & Associates Consultants Limited, Plot 22 Entebbe Road, Conrad Plaza, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 21984 Kampala-Uganda or email them to: kampala@edesassociates.com

Deadline:  4th October, 2014. 

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NGO Jobs - Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Specialist at Millennium Promise

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Specialist   
Organization: Millennium Promise Alliance Inc
Project Name: Drylands Integrated Development Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Team Leader

About Us:
The Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister has received credit financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for the Dry Lands Integrated Development Project to be implemented in the Karamoja Sub region (Project reference number UG-0082-83). The Office of the Prime Minister will implement the Drylands Integrated Development Project through Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. an International Non-Profit Organisation solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Millennium Villages Projects (MVPs) in 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dry Lands Integrated Development Project will implement multi sectoral interventions aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralist communities that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building resilience, and accelerating the achievements of the UN Millennium Development Goals mainly in the districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripiriti and Amudat.  

Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation function of the project. She/ he will provide the strategic information and feedback necessary for ensuring of effective implementation and achievement of project milestones (MDGs)  

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the coordination of research activities – that is, the Impact assessments, Costing evaluations, Outcome monitoring and Process evaluations as well as support the routine data management functions of data collection, management, analysis, quality control, dissemination, reporting and capacity building to support informed project decision-making.
  • Working with sector Coordinators in designing and data collection for sector specific activities.
  • Ensuring the Data from the research effectively Informs the implementation process.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Population studies, or Quantitative Economics
  • At least seven years’ experience in similar position in a donor-funded project or a relevant Master’s Degree with four years’ experience.
  • Practical Knowledge of the use of at least two of the statistical packages of Strata, SPSS, Genstat, R, Python, SAS)
  • Team work and leadership skills.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. word processing, spreadsheets.
  • Good and effective communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a quick learner.
  • Possess the ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in the field tor at least 40% of the time.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an application letter (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with ""APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF...""), curriculum vitae, three work related referees, copies of academic certificates, and testimonials either hand delivered or posted to this address: Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. Uganda, C/O Pacification and Development Department, 5th Floor Room 2521. Office of the Prime Minister, Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O. Box 341, Kampala – Uganda. 

Deadline: Friday, 3rd October 2014 by 2:00pm 

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IT Jobs - Systems Administrator - Network Administration & Technical Support at Public Service Commission

Job Title:  Systems Administrator - Network Administration & Technical Support
Organization: Public Service Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ref. No.: HRM 147/286/01 (21)

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Administering network resources and maintaining an up to date inventory of network resources
  • Maintaining an up to date systematic drawing of the networks
  • Preparing a maintenance schedule for all ICT equipment and liaising with service providers in this function
  • Processing day to day troubleshooting of network problems
  • Keeping an up to date record of all Hardware inventory
  • Managing the servicing and repairs of all ICT Equipment
  • Making hardware acquisition recommendations and assisting users in assessing needs and justification for acquisition
  • Carrying out ICT Training whenever appropriate need arises
  • Producing and maintaining documentation related to the function
  • Implementing the ICT Policy and IT standards
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Systems Administrator - Network Administration & Technical Support  should hold an  Honours Bachelors Degree of Science in either Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Computing or any other relevant qualification with computing option from a recognised University/institution.
  • Possession of professional qualifications such as MCSE or CCNA will be an added advantage.
  • In addition, he/she should possess additional skills in troubleshooting, installation and support of the Windows Family Operating Systems, ability to read, analyze and interpret documents and technical procedures.
Age: Between 20 – 45 years

How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala, Uganda. The Application and Summary Forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the PSC website, download here. Hand written applications are also acceptable. 

  • Application forms should bear the title of the post followed by the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. The appropriate Advert Title e.g. "PSC External Advert. No. 1/2014” should be indicated in capital letters on the top of each first page of the Public Service Form No. 3 (2008). Applicants should attach three sets of photocopies of their certificates and testimonials. Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.
  • Applicants should attach three (3) recent certified passport size photographs and should apply for a maximum of only two (2) posts clearly indicating the first and second choice on the application. 
Deadline: 16th October, 2014 

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