US Embassy Jobs - Program Management Specialist (Deputy Family Health Unit Leader)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID Office, Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 44/15

About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
·         United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
·         Centers for Disease Control
·         Peace Corps

Job Summary:  The US Embassy Program Management Specialist (Deputy Family Health Unit Leader) will support USAID/Uganda through the provision of technical and programmatic leadership in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health, reproductive health, family planning, nutrition, national surveys, and health systems (commodities and logistics, human resources, financing etc.) as it relates to these areas.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·         The ideal candidate for the US Embassy career opportunity should hold a Graduate level degree (Masters, PhD, MD, MPH, Or DrPH) in social or behavioral sciences, public health, health. A Master’s degree (or higher) in Public Health is strongly preferred.
·         At least eight (8) years of work experience in health/public health, and/or in health/public health organizations, of which five (5) years of experience programming and managing public health programs with donor, international, NGO/CSO and/or GOU organizations three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience and other relevant trainings or certifications to augment university degrees and work experience.
·         Detailed and broad knowledge of current technical information and programmatic approaches in maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, infectious diseases and control, nutrition, HIV/ AIDS, and environmental health and sanitation, and how they affect different populations, geographically, socioeconomically, with other disease burdens (e.g. people living with HIV), internally displaced persons, and otherwise disadvantaged in order to give detailed advice to other decision makers and be involved in key strategic decisions within the Mission and with high levels of the GOU.
·         The applicant must have detailed and broad knowledge of Uganda’s political situation, legal and regulatory frameworks, donor relationships and priorities as it relates to health and health systems.
·         Ability to develop detailed and broad knowledge of USAID technical and business processes in order to advise senior management on key issues related to health, and to represent USG to donors and to GOU.
·         Working knowledge of health systems, health sector strategic planning, health financing, public accounting systems, Swaps, and decentralization. Clear understanding of how gender impacts on health.
·         The incumbent is expected to possess detailed working knowledge of USAID and GOU/MOH monitoring and evaluation systems.
·         Thorough knowledge of Uganda’s economic, political, social and cultural characteristics and the history of development assistance.
·         Prior management and supervisory experience, including human resource management. Knowledge of USAID’s business processes preferred.
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the USG Mission including USAID (Mission and Headquarters), State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and Peace Corps.
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with implementing partners, private sector partners, other donor partners, and both central and district level Government of Uganda counterparts.
·         Strong Analytical ability to: a) analyze ongoing public health interventions to assess their efficacy and efficiency; and b) obtain, analyze, and evaluate data and prepare precise and accurate reports for other decision-makers.
·         Multitask and exercise sound judgment and decision-making in a very fast paced, dynamic environment, independently and effectively plan, organize; manage and evaluate important, responsible and complex projects for individual and team work. Consistently demonstrate excellent technical and project management skills to review and provide substantive feedback on documents including concept papers, proposals, program descriptions/scopes of work, annual submissions for various operational plan planning processes, oral and written feedback to implementing partners, and other technical and programmatic documents, identify significant economic, political and social trends in the host country and assess their important and impact on USAID development assistance objectives and programs. Draft factual and interpretive reports covering complex subject-matter, ability to work in and appreciate a culturally diverse office, and able to translate local customs and culture to American counterparts and senior staff as necessary, work collaboratively, professionally, and-positively with all other USAID staff to achieve team objectives, excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, to work effectively with people at all levels, from senior officials to support staff, accepting divergent points of view, able to set forth new ideas, and able to help find consensus to achieve team goals.
·         Ability to lead a team when necessary, allowing for two-way communication, bringing divergent views together to consensus, and exercising fair judgment and decision-making.
·         Ability to positively appraise staff, Write annual performance evaluations, and set mutually .agreed-upon and achievable work objectives for staff that s/he supervises.
·         Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing - and able to help others do the same.
·         Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic filing, including the ability to help others and the ability to learn new programs quickly is required to adequately perform in this position.
·         Language proficiency: Level 4 fluency in English (written and oral) language. Knowledge of one or more Ugandan local languages preferred.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
·         Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download it Here.
·         A current resume or curriculum vitae.
·         Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
·         Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov

NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5

Deadline: 12th July 2015

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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Fresher IT Telecom Vacancies - Engineer Mobile Data Systems at ZTE

Job Title:   Engineer Mobile Data Systems
Organisation: ZTE
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
ZTE Corporation is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE operates in three business units - Carrier Networks-Terminals-Telecommunication.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the ZTE Engineer Mobile Data Systems vacancy should hold a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Telecommunications Engineering, Data Communications or Computer Science Degree.
·         ICT Networks industry certifications & Packet core networks training.
·         Network Security management skills an advantage
·         At least a year of proven operations experience with Mobile
·         Packet Core Networks (WIFI,GSM/EDGE, WCDMA (3G) and/ or LTE (4G)
·         Detailed knowledge and understanding of Telecom packet core network architecture, interfaces, protocols and services for GPRS, UMTS networks.
·         Working knowledge of IP based protocols for mobile network technology that includes, TCP/IP, SIP, SIGTRAN, MAP, GTP,RANAP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, DNS and IPv6 Basics”

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should deliver their applications to:
ZTE (Uganda) ltd.
Plot 3, Kololo Courts 2nd Floor.,
Kampala. Uganda
OR send via Email to: zhang.qiong@zte.com.cn

Deadline: 10th July 2015.

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UNDP Fresher Jobs - Speech Technology Developer at United Nations Development Programme

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Data Scientist

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.  UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Big Data. Its vision is a future in which big data is harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Global Pulse is building a catalytic network of in-country innovation centers, which will test new tools, data and analysis, share what lessons with the global community, mainstream successful approaches for real-time impact monitoring into policymaking. The first Lab has been established in New York (Pulse Lab New York) followed by Jakarta, Indonesia and Kampala, Uganda. 
                                                                                                                                    
About United Nations Pulse Lab:
Pulse Lab Kampala is an inter-agency initiative of the United Nations under the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Uganda. The first of its kind in Africa, it brings together researchers from Government, the UN, non-governmental organizations and private sector to explore the utility of new sources of digital “Big Data” (such as social media, mobile data, online information) and real-time analysis techniques for social development monitoring and program planning. A data revolution is underway in Uganda and in Africa. There is more data now than ever. New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. There is more data produced in the last 2 years than in all of human history. There is a tremendous potential in new technology; indeed, this is the forefront of the data revolution already well underway in in the private sector.  The new SDGs agenda will have increased demands – and opportunities- for the use of data. Pulse Lab Kampala supports the UN Country team to tap into the revolution obtaining more and better data to support development work and humanitarian action supporting:
·         Enhance Early Warning: Detection of anomalous trends and patterns of events enables early warning of emerging crises and earlier responses to prevent long-term harm;
·         Real-Time Awareness:  An up-to-date picture of trends, hotspots and dynamic changes in population behaviour enhances programme planning and monitoring of implementation and;
·         Rapid Impact Monitoring and Evaluation: Timely feedback on the impact of programmes and policies allows for adaptive course correction and accelerated achievement of results.

Radio is a vibrant medium for public discussion in Uganda. Variety shows and phone-ins hosted by community radio stations are popular ways for Ugandans to voice their needs, concerns and opinions, particularly in rural areas. By using technology to capture audio and transcribe the content into text, radio can become a digital big data source. Pulse Lab Kampala is working closely with Stellenbosh and Makerere Universities to develop the technology to conduct radio mining in Uganda. The project will capture radio audio in Ugandan English, Acholi and Luganda and transcribe the content into text. Pulse Lab Kampala is currently analysing around 40 stations in Kampala and will soon expand to other locations in Uganda. Speech recognition pronunciation dictionaries, and language and acoustic models are under development. Details on the project are available at: http://pulselabkampala.ug/radiomining

Job Summary: The UNDP Speech Technology Developer will support in setting up a speech recognition system for deployment of radio mining in Uganda. This system will be based on open source speech software, and will take radio recordings in Ugandan English, Luganda and Acholi as input and produce text transcripts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         The job holder will set up a working installation of a speech recognition system, based on available open source software (for example HTK and Kaldi);
·         Extend the system to allow for ongoing adaptation of speech models, given training data, and refinement of accuracy;
·         Render support in the development of vocabulary lists and pronunciation dictionaries for Ugandan languages;
·         Deploy the speech recognition system on a cloud server, such that it is possible to take several radio recordings, split them up into batches, and process each batch;
·         Provide ongoing upgrades to the server-based speech recognition system to support the needs of the radio mining project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Speech Technology Developer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
·         A minimum of two years’ working knowledge / experience of various programming languages and experience with software development. Prior experience with Python is an advantage;
·         Experience of software development and deployment on cloud servers;
·         Good knowledge and understanding of the operation of speech recognition software.
·         Excellent oral and written skills.
·         Language: Excellent command of English.

Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
·         Mature judgment and initiative;
·         Ability to think out-of-the-box;
·         Ability to present complex issues in simple and clear manner;
·         Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality results on time;
·         Initiative and independence;
·         Good communication and organizational skills, with demonstrated evidence of capacity to produce and present good reports; and
·         Communicate complex, technical information to technical and general audiences;
·         Ability to draft concise and informative documentation in English for a range of uses from detailed progress reports to media releases including ability to analyse complex information and to draw out the key points and issues and to present these in a way that can be easily understood;
·         Strong inter-personal, networking and team-building skills; competent in leading teams and creating team spirit, management of inter-group dynamics and conflicting interests of various actors, stimulating team members to produce quality outputs in a timely and transparent fashion;
·         Excellent oral and written skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality papers and reports;
·         Results driven and to meet strict deadlines; remains calm and in control under pressure;
·         Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource;
·         Skill in negotiating effectively in sensitive situations;
·         Skill in achieving results through persuading, influencing and working with others;
·         Skill in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently and to resolve conflicts as they arise.
·         Ability to conceptualize, plan and execute innovative ideas;
·         Displays open, co-operative behavior with other team members;
·         Remains calm and in control, and good humoured even under pressure;
·         Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
·         Sets priorities, produces quality outputs,
·         Meets deadlines and manages time efficiently.
Corporate Competencies:
·         Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
·         Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

How to Apply:  
All candidates who wish to join the United Nations UNDP should upload their electronic application in one single PDF at the web link below. The application should include the following documents/information:
·         Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (see Annex II); Download Here
·         Updated Personal CV highlighting past experience in similar assignments and with 3 professional references with contact details (email and telephone);        
·         Technical proposal (1/2 page maximum);
·         Financial proposal (in template provided in Annex II) stating an all-inclusive fixed lump sum fee for this assignment in USD, supported by a breakdown of costs. Such total lump sum price must include professional fee, and costs necessary to conduct the assignment such as communication costs, etc. The consultant will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables as identified in this TOR. Download Here


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Deadline: 13th July, 2015

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Coordinator - Pre-shipment Verification at Bureau Veritas

Organisation: Bureau Veritas
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
NFT Consult, a leading HR Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for its valuable client, Bureau Veritas.  NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.

Job Summary: The Coordinator - Pre-shipment ensures compliance to Inspection Standards as stipulated in the Government Contract

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of assessing the compliance of the Certificates of Conformity Issued.
  • Responsible for identifying the points of non-conformity and ensuring Non Conformity Certificates issued are brought to the attention of Uganda Bureau of Standards. 
  • Represent the organization for operational meetings with UBS the appointing authority.
  • In charge of identifying potential areas to investigate for continuous improvement
  • In charge of general administration of the business and office
  • The incumbent will carry out review of documentation
  • Ensure his team is well resourced so as to effectively discharge their duties.
  • Leads team and ensures good relations, cooperation and sharing of relevant information between the organization and (KEBS) the appointing authority.
  • Meeting the added value expectations of the Importers.
  • Prepare monthly reports to Uganda Bureau of Standards.
  • Work closely with the relevant offices and the Head Office to resolve any issues as may be raised by the authorities following any perceived surveillance testing.
  • Stay abreast with changes in the relevant areas, as well as developments in norms and regulations
  • Maintain and share knowledge and skills
  • Significantly contribute to developing business providing leads.
  • Coordinator shall also perform other tasks, duties and responsibilities such as General Administration of the office and the business – related to his position -   assigned by his/her first line manager.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Evaluation reports generated by the Center of Relationships with Exporters.
  • Quality of work ensuring the appropriate level of quality of service (timing, content, quality of reports, reporting deadlines) and following accepted procedures and regulations.
  • Preparation and submission of COC’s (certificate of conformity) to the Authorities (Uganda Bureau of Standards-UBS)
  • Clients feedback Based on formal satisfaction evaluation from clients especially on query response time and issuance of Certificates of conformity.
  • Contribution to Knowledge Management Sharing knowledge, information and best practice.
  • Complying with the requirements specified in the contract and guiding the firms.
  • Reporting on time.
  • Participating in the training/training revision activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should be a graduate with at least five years’ experience.
  • Work experience in the technical aspects of the required field, complemented by training in the requirements of Pre verification on Conformity.
  • Possess the necessary knowledge and experience to reflect BV values to his/her environment and to the customers, being able to represent BV in the best possible way with characteristics like appearance, behavior etc.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.



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Fresher USAID HIWA Grant Jobs - Assistant Accountant at World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grant Accountant

About WVU:
World Vision International 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 Assistant Accountant for the HIWA Grant will provide financial technical support within the Grant in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with the Senior Finance Officer on all financial matters relating to the Grant.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will mainly prepare financial vouchers, and allocate costs to all cost centers relating to key financial transactions.
  • Carry out daily payments of cash and cheques to the respective payees and make weekly and monthly reviews as per the budget and donor requirements
  • The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for all Bank / Project Financial dealings which involve cash withdrawals, deposits, Statements and transfers to Community Based organizations in accordance to WVU and the Donor requirements.
  • In charge of preparing monthly project funding requests, funding reconciliation and bank reconciliation statements for the project accounts in line with WV Financial Manual policies and guidelines.
  • Updating and maintain completed/updated stores records and items (stock cards, bin cards, good received notes, stores requisitions and returns books, delivery notes and way bills in accordance with WVI/WVU policy.
  • The incumbent will also perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Assistant Accountant vacancy should hold a University degree with a major in Accounting and part qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or CIMA or equivalent.
  • At least a year of post qualification experience, preferably within World Vision.
  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.
  • Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
NB: The position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 17th July, 2015.


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