Earn Over 11m monthly as Health Adviser at The Department for International Development (DFID)


Job Title: Health Adviser
Organization: The Department for International Development (DFID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Annual Gross Salary Range: UGX 135,956,716/- to 188,960,508/-

About DFID:
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Job Summary: The Health Adviser will be part of DFID Uganda’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Team, responsible for delivering DFID Uganda’s results commitments in the health MDGs and health governance. They will be one of two technical leads on maternal, reproductive and child health, malaria and health systems programmes, with some technical responsibilities in HIV/AIDS.

The successful candidate will play an active role in the Health Development Partners’ group and health sector policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders including the private sector. They will work closely with the other DFID Uganda Health Adviser and be part of a multi-disciplinary DFID Programme.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Represent DFID in Government of Uganda health technical working groups and other policy influencing forums.
  • Lead DFID's engagement in DFID-funded programmes including steering groups, supporting and guiding recipients of UK funds (including the UN, private sector and other bilaterals) to deliver the maximum results with those funds.
  • Work with other teams in DFID Uganda such as governance, social protection, private sector, gender and results to maximize health results through cross-sectoral working.
  • Work closely with the Head of the DFID Uganda MDG team and the Evaluation and Results Adviser to improve health results and attribution to DFID.
  • Support the Social Development Adviser to deliver, monitor and account for the results of the HIV programme. In particular, lead on technical discussions on HIV and AIDS epidemiology and proven ways of preventing it.
  • Support external evaluations of UK programmes, ensuring quality of data, disseminating conclusions and evidence.
  • Lead on the technical, including clinical, aspects of DFID’s malaria, family planning, maternal, reproductive and child health programmes.
  • Support technical programme officers in the Ministry of Health to accelerate Uganda’s progress towards health MDGs.
  • Work with the Head of DFID Uganda’s MDG team, other Health Advisers and regional maternal health and malaria Advisers to identify and invest in proven interventions through GoU / Joint UN Programmes, programmes in conjunction with USAID, and other options including strategic appraisal of options to re-engage in broad health systems support, possibly in conjunction with other bilateral donors.
  • Work with Programme Managers and Programme Officers to ensure that project cycle management activities of all health related programmes are conducted on time.
  • Respond to queries from other parts of DFID and requirements for briefing.
  • Develop communication approaches for UK and national audiences that demonstrate the UK contribution to better health in Uganda

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Masters Degree in Public Health or equivalent in the following disciplines epidemiology; health planning and finance, health economics.
  • At least five years of professional experience working in public health in a developing country context, preferably Uganda, with demonstrable capability in the following areas:
  • Knowledge and application of epidemiology and public health
  • Understanding of the global health context including international health architecture
  • Knowledge and experience of health service delivery in a developing country context
  • Knowledge and application of the wider determinants of health
  • Knowledge and application of evidence, innovation and evaluation
  • Strong health and development background, and should be able to demonstrate that they can work with government and donors to identify problems/obstacles and develop/implement practical solutions.
  • Possess good understanding of Ugandan health systems.

Personal Competencies:
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Delivering Value for Money
  • Delivering at Pace

Job Terms and Conditions:
The annual gross salary range for this position is UGX 135,956,716/- to 188,960,508/- .DFID is committed to supporting its staff to achieve their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and professional development for the successful candidate, along with an attractive remuneration package. The work environment is dynamic and busy but pleasant. DFID is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability. For a more detailed job description and information about the work of DFID in
Uganda visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-uganda/about/recruitment

How to Apply:
  • Please fill in the application form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which are available on the DFID Uganda website mentioned above. Please Click on Blue links to download forms.
  • The completed forms must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV with the names and contact information of 3 work related referees.
  • Clearly indicate the Job position in the subject title e.g. “Health Adviser.”
  • All documents should be sent to: dfidha@aikanhr.com (Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB).
  • All Applicants must be legally authorised to work in Uganda.

NB: Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Physical Address: 2 Bandali Close, Bugolobi, Kagga House Annex, 1st Floor, Kampala, Uganda. Tel: 0414 505318; 0312 264664

Deadline: 8th November, 2013 BY 17:00 Hrs


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The New Vision IT Careers - ICT Help Desk Officer

Organisation: The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: User Support Supervisor

About New Vision:
The Vision Group incorporated as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL), started business in March 1986. It is a multimedia business housing newspaper, magazines, internet publishing, television, radio broadcasting, commercial printing, advertising and distribution services. NVPPCL is listed on the Uganda Stock Exchange, with an expected turnover of over UGX 60 billion (FY 2010/2011).

Job Summary: The ICT Help Desk Officer will provide user support on company supported computer applications and platforms, troubleshoot problems and advise on appropriate action.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone and electronically.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Follow standard help desk procedures and advise users on appropriate action
  • Log all help desk interactions.
  • Administer help desk software.
  • Redirect reported problems to appropriate resource.
  • Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention.
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions.
  • Follow up on cases until they are resolved and closed in order to ensure users are happy with case resolution
  • Prepare activity reports

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in a computer science, Information Technology or related field.
  • At least one year broad experience in ICT user support, pc setup and maintenance, network troubleshooting and setup.
  • At least 1 year broad experience in supporting broadcast environments, i.e., radio and TV.
  • Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

How to Apply:
All those reeling to work in Uganda’s leading media house, The New Vision, should send applications to: Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 4th November 2013

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Accounts Officer Career Opportunity at Children’s Medical Center

Job Title: Accounts Officer
Organization: Children’s Medical Center
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Clinic Administrator
Job Ref: CMC502

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare journal entries and complete general ledger operations.
  • Prepare monthly and end of year financial statements.
  • Prepare tax computations and effect timely and accurate returns.
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and analysis of accounts as requested.
  • Manage the payroll administration and related statutory obligations.
  • Conduct bank reconciliations and resolve anomalies.
  • Verify and reconcile contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to payment.
  • Prepare and support the audit process.
  • Develop, implement and improve internal financial controls and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • At least two years work experience in an accounting environment.
  • Planning and organisation skills.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Effective communication  skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Working knowledge of an accounting software.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Personal Competencies: Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Development orientation, Logical thinking and Thoroughness.

How to Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to CMC502@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm


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Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU) Career Jobs - Senior Program Manager (SPM)

Organisation: Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Director

About HFHU:
Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU) affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is an Ecumenical Christian non-governmental organization running Programs that seek to eliminate Poverty Housing in several areas in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the HFHU programs and operations. The SPM will act as a liaison between HFHU and program departments at the senior management level on strategy and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all program activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
1. Programming:
  • Lead the development of the programmatic strategy and support the National Director in implementing the HFHU strategic plan in line with those of EMEA and HFHI.
  • Management, coordination and support of programs, projects and affiliates
  • Coordinate, supervise and is responsible for the smooth implementation of HFHU programs
  • Ensure communication between the department heads of HFHU programs and Program Manager of EMEA.
2. Planning:
  • Assess and ensure effectiveness and efficiency of the HFHU program including well defined performance indicators and output monitoring mechanisms.
  • Plan and develop department programs in accordance with the development plan of the organization.
  • Identify new program opportunities that build on HFHU’s core-competency as a centre of excellence.
3. Budgeting and Reporting:
  • Participate in the budgeting processes and oversee the implementation of program activities.
  • Coordinate and ensure accurate and timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
4. Representation & Networking:
  • Organizational representation
  • Ensure compatibility of HFHU work with local, national, regional and global development, strategies.
5. Human Resource Management: Support Departmental Program Managers in the development of program structure and performance management processes,
6. Fundraising: Proposal writing and seek out for funding opportunities

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a University degree in business administration, management, economics, social sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of experience with a micro-finance institution, 5 of them in a managerial and budget handling position.
  • S/he should also hold a Diploma in Project Planning and Management, a Certificate in Human Resource Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration would be an added advantage,
  • Extensive computer proficiency.
  • Post-graduate training in designing and management of microfinance programs an added advantage.
  • High level of people management and project design and implementation.
  • A willingness to uphold the Christian values and principles of Habitat for Humanity

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a detailed CV including telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional referees. Applications should be submitted by email to:

The Human Resource Department at the E-mail address below;
For more details about Habitat for Humanity Uganda please visit our website: www.habitat.ug
Email: noffice@hfhuganda.org
Telephone: 0414501457 / 0392760802

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 4th November, 2013

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CNOOC Uganda Careers - Freight Forwarding Coordinator

Organization: CNOOC Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CNOOC Uganda:
CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda Limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

Job Summary: The job holder will coordinate freight forwarding and expediting in-country and overseas and supervise contractors and implement the international and regional goods forwarding strategy. S/he will also ensure all intermediate processes between collection of goods and delivery to end users in smoothly performed.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Implement agreed forwarding strategy.
  • Coordinate goods forwarding.
  • Coordinate with Contractors with relation to performance, SOPs and operational requirements.
  • Expedite goods with vendors and input data in reporting tools to satisfy the requirements of end users.
  • Ensure smooth import processes with key players and authorities and interact with related departments to complete processes of goods forwarding.
  • Liaise for pre-shipment inspection, QC receiving events capacities to SCM cycles.
  • Act as operational focal points for all goods forwarding related issue.
  • Ensure all documents controlled and all import files are complete and fully auditable.
  • Organize all exports/Imports as per Ugandan and! International standards and regulations.
  • Assist to establish Ugandan forum/network with operators/companies to discuss, anticipate all import/exports localized issues.
  • Performs related work as required by superior.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree or diploma in business administration, mechanical engineering and CIPS desirable.
  • At least five  years proven experience in logistics support
  • Comprehensive SCM experience with all disciplines required.
  • Intensive knowledge of tracking and tracing systems required.
    Experience working in Africa in the above field is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in Supply Chain knowledge and skills.
  • Skillful use office software and SAP System.
  • Understanding of oil & gas industry.

How to Apply:
Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com
Please DO NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email.
Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 4th November 2013 at 5.00PM.


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3 Driver Jobs at National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title: Drivers (3 Vacancies)
Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/10/2013
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:  Projects Assistant

About NEMA:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is a semi-autonomous institution, established in May 1995 under the National Environment Act CAP 153 and became operational in December 1995, as the principal agency in Uganda, charged with the responsibility of coordinating, monitoring, regulating and supervising environmental management in the country.

Job Summary: The Drivers will provide timely and safe transportation of project staff, documents and any other item(s) as may be required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Driving project vehicle for the transport of authorized personnel, documents and other items; Logging official trips, daily mileage, gas/fuel consumption among others;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is serviced on time;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is properly maintained and kept clean at all times;
  • Follow the rules and procedures on the management of the vehicles as prescribed by the project
  • Following the steps required by rules and regulations in case of accident; and
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. Any other additional relevant qualifications are an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years working experience in similar positions in reputable Institution with at least two of any of the classes B, E, DL is essential.

How to Apply:
All applicants should send their handwritten applications either by hand or via electronic mail and/or  through post office enclosing copies of certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-
The Executive Director
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
P.O. Box 22255
Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 1st November 2013 by 5.00 pm

Note:
  • Applicants who will not have heard from us December 15, 2013 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
  • NEMA is an equal opportunity employer.


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CNOOC Uganda Oil & Gas Jobs - Assistant Materials and Warehouse Supervisor

Organization: CNOOC Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CNOOC Uganda:
CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda Limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

Job Summary: The job holder will assist Materials teams and provide recommendation and implementation of the in-country Materials Supply and Management Strategy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Act as the contact for the Company and the indigenous community to determine relevant issues for Assist materials team to deliver materials supply & management strategy.
  • Participate in planning, execution and evaluation of the strategy and action plans.
  • Manage materials Team by providing coaching, supervision, technical training, general logistics support, personnel evaluation and development as well.
  • Interact with QHSE Dept to agree on Warehouse tools, Management objectives and reporting
  • Ensure proper management of inventory (including plant spares, drilling & production inventory, project materials) in compliance with CNOOC approved procedures and processes, JOA obligations, applicable local national regulations and oil industry standards.
  • Ensure financial engineering and interact with Finance Dept on budgeting, cost monitoring tools and inventory volume reconciliation.
  • Report on procurement planning and material / equipment expediting to support operational / project requirements and anticipation of inventory volume with Team.
  • In-country focal point for EMMS (need to specify) processes.
  • Act as operational focal point for all materials related issue.
  • Act as the Emergency Team Leader of warehouse operation in the event of any emergency.
  • Performs related work as required by superior.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree or above in petroleum engineering, drilling and completion, planning, logistics, material management or the related.
  • At least five years proven experience in materials team supervision with Operator background.
  • Comprehensive SCM experience with all disciplines required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of EMMS required.
  • Skillfully use office software and SAP system. '
  • Extensive knowledge of logistics.
  • Good understanding of oil E&P.

How to Apply:
Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com
Please DO NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email.
Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 4th November 2013 at 5.00PM.

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NGO Social Work Jobs - Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator at SOS Children's Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director Gulu
Job Ref: SOS709

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead the planning and budgeting process of the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP).
  • Coordinate the implementation of the annual plan within the approved budget.
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities.
  • Prepare and submit progress reports to the Programme Director.
  • Lead and build a motivated performance driven FSP team.
  • Be accountable for the programmes’ property and financial resources.
  • Ensure the adherence of the programmes policies and internal controls.
  • Manage the programmes’ documentation including database maintenance of the beneficiaries.
  • Establish networking and partnerships with the community, local authorities and other service providers within the programme areas.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a University Degree in Community Development related to Social and Natural Science disciplines such as Social Work, Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture or Rural Development.
  • At least three years’ experience in implementing Community Development or Orphans and
  • Vulnerable Children (OVC) support programmes.
  • Programme budget planning and accountability experience.
  • Experience in child rights and development, family and community development and rights based programming.
  • Experience in using community development participatory methodologies.
  • People management experience specifically recruitment, training and performance management.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Good Networking skills.
  • Effective communication including reporting skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
 
Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership orientation, Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation, and  Flexibility towards circumstances

How to Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos709@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm

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Pharmacy Stores Assistant Job Opportunity at Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Organization: Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station:  UHMG Pharmacy - Mbale, Uganda
Reports To:  Regional Pharmacy Manager (Eastern)

About UHMG:
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose vision is Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”.  We envision a Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in need.  Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions.”   

Job Summary: The Pharmacy Stores Assistant will primarily undertake the administrative storage functions of the regional pharmacy essential to practice, with integrity, while conforming to approved policies and procedures. The person should have he capacity to work under minimum supervision, be proactive, maintain an ambient environment, and ensure a receptive ambiance to UHMG customers, while resiliently working to fulfil the organization's goals, and upholding our Core Values.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Pharmacy Stores Assistant will receive invoiced orders and complete customer order processing.
  • Pick and package products for delivery/dispatch
  • Receive and keep products in an organized storage system.
  • In charge of stock, inventory and general organization of the store.
  • Undertake stocks and inventory management of stocks received and supplied a. Carry-out routine stock-taking and stock record reporting.
  • Analyze stock movement and produce restocking plans and stock divestitures.
  • Supervise casual staff and manage their contribution to ensuring efficient pharmacy operations
  • Prepare monthly stock statements of inventory.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Diploma in pharmacy, diploma or certificate in Nursing.
  • Hands-on experience in inventory management software and MS Excel.
  • Training in sales and customer care is a requirement.
  • Ability to prepare inventory forecasts, and analyze and report on the pharmacy's stores position is a must.
  • Possess good record keeping, report compilation, report writing, communication, presentation, and feedback skills.
  • A self-starter, able to multi-task and work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work under pressure with competing deadlines in a demanding and challenging work environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send or hand deliver their CVs, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope” to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 11th November 2013 by 4:30pm.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please deliver your applications to the UHMG reception.


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SOS Children's Villages Careers - Programme Director Kakiri

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Kakiri, Uganda
Job Ref: SOS702

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership for all programmes at location.
  • Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of all programmes at location.
  • Lead the regular monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of all programmes at location.
  • Manage overall financial operations including budgets, authorisation and approval of expenditures for all programmes at location.
  • Coordinate the Human Resource planning, management and development activities at the location.
  • Lead the building and management of relations with the community and/or local authorities and develop appropriate partnerships and networks.
  • Participate in supporting SOS’ fundraising and resource mobilisation strategies.
  • Participate in local, national and regional processes and meetings within the organization as required and agreed with the National Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a University degree from a reputable institution.
  • At least seven years post work related experience with child/youth care programmes, with 2 years at middle management or supervisory level.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring and evaluating programmes.
  • Experience in financial operations such as managing budgets, authorisation and approving programme expenditures.
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Representation and networking skills.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • People management skills such as training, coaching, mentoring and performance management.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). 

Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership orientation, Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation,  Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation, Flexibility towards circumstances and Thoroughness.

How to Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos702@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm


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Project Officer Career Opportunity at Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)

Job Title: Project Officer
Organization: The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Project: Regional Integration Implementation Program (RIIP)
Funding Source: COMESA
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Project:
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is implementing a one year Regional Integration Implementation Program (RIIP) funded by COMESA with support from the European Union. The overall objective of the RIIP program is to ensure effective integration of Uganda into the COMESA and promote the country’s competitiveness with a view to increasing her regional trade and investments.

Job Summary:The Project Officer will be responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day activities of the programme and ensure efficient and effective reporting of the overall programme implementation progress. He or she will provide technical support in Monitoring and Evaluation of Project activities; including provision of regular debriefing updates to the management as and when required.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assisting the RIIP component coordinators/managers in ensuring the smooth implementation of the respective activities and attainment of targets.
  • Spearheading the preparation of project implementation progress reports, briefs, quarterly and annual report or as may be required from time to time.
  • Participating in monitoring and evaluation of Project activities; including provision of regular debriefing updates.
  • Undertaking any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in any of the following courses; Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies, International Business, Statistics and Law.
  • Additional qualifications in project management, M& E and report writing will be added advantage
  • Skills in trade analysis with a good understanding of regional integration processes
  • Be dynamic, ambitious, motivated to conceptualize economic and trade development issues.
  • Prior working experience of not less than three years in trade development related activities and coordination of stakeholders and programs

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications to;
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Plot 6/8 Parliament Avenue, Farmers House, 3rd Floor, Kampala, Uganda
Attention: RIIP Programme Coordinator
All applications should be hand delivered to the above address or sent by email to
riip@mtic.go.ug and copy to ps@mtic.go.ug with one original and two copies which must include;
  • An application letter with information on motivation (state the current salary) and availability,
  • A Curriculum Vitae, clearly indicating the relevant experience
  • Photocopies of certificates for main qualifications, and
  • Contact details for obtaining three references.

Deadline: 18th November, 2013

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European Union Career Jobs - Operations Officer: Climate Change

Organization: Delegation of the European Union (EU)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Section: Rural Development Section

About EU:
The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since then, a huge single market has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.

Organisational Set-up:
The Operations Officer will be part of the Rural Development Section, under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Section, Head of Operations and Head of Delegation. This section is responsible for the preparation and implementation of Climate
Change related programmes and activities funded by the EU in Uganda.
The Rural Development Section is currently staffed with one official, one contract agent and three local agents. The task involves significant contact with Headquarters and Delegations
in the region and might require travelling in the region and abroad.

Job Summary: The Operations Officer will facilitate the effective and efficient initiation, implementation and closure of EU supported programmes and projects related to environment and rural development. The Operations Officer is attached to the Rural Development Section in the Delegation of the European Commission in Kampala and directly answerable to the Head of the Section. (S) he works in close collaboration with other members of the section, and other sections in the Delegation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Identification of opportunities and needs for EU support and initiation of new initiatives in the Climate Change sector in consultation with local stakeholders and development partners;
  • To assist the Head of Section in the management of projects/programmes in the framework of the E. C. Project Management Cycle of Programming, Identification, Formulation, Financing, Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitoring of ongoing EU Climate Change programmes/projects in terms of adherence to agreements and work programmes, and to EU systems, procedures and regulations;
  • Timely and quality preparation and processing of correspondence, Terms of References (ToRs), Tender Dossiers, Contracts, Payments and other documentation as required for the smooth initiation, implementation and closure of EU Climate Change projects and programmes;
  • Liaising with Technical Assistants and National Project Directors of Climate Change related projects and programmes, provide timely and quality feedback as required and guide them on EU rules and procedures;
  • Liaising with Government of Uganda (GoU) officials, other development partner agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations on matters concerning Climate Change, in particular attend, donor group meetings, steering committee meetings and relevant workshops, seminars and functions;
  • Collecting, analysing and sharing relevant international and local information with regards to Climate Change in particular to support informed decision making of the EU Delegation and Rural Development Section in relation to their policies, projects and programmes
  • To actively contribute to the preparation of the section's regular reporting, including providing inputs for the annual report, project fiches, External Annual Management Report, Annual Management Plan, etc.
  • To assist the Head of Section in the preparation of analytical notes/reports on policy and other issues related to Climate change in Uganda, and relevant in informing decision making processes.
  • Performs any other tasks relevant to the activities of the section and Delegation as assigned by the Head of Delegation! Section

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a university degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Studies or Agriculture, a Master's degree in Environment/ Climate Change will be an added advantage.
  • A Post graduate training in the above areas or closely related relevant courses will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in the environment field, and specific climate change experience would be an asset.
  • Experience in policy/project feasibility analysis, and use of multiple/innovative financial instruments for financing development projects is desirable.
  • Knowledge of EU procedures would be an asset.
  • Experience with project management, in particular with regard to the project cycle of identification, preparation, implementation and evaluation of projects.
  • Mixed experience of international development agencies, private and public sectors would be an advantage, as well as expenence m a multicultural working environment.

Personal Competencies:
Management Skills:
  • Capacity to focus on priorities, to organize work and to deliver timely.
  • Ability to negotiate at all levels.
  • Able to identify and analyse key points in verbal and numerical information, evaluate alternatives objectively and make sound, logical and well-argued judgments taking on board the impact of decisions.
Communication Skills:
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Good knowledge of other EU national language (preferably French) will be an advantage.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Good capacity to communicate clearly, presenting complex matters in an understandable manner, both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective network of contacts and to communicate knowledgably and confidently with colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to deal helpfully and courteously with people and to build productive and cooperative working relationships.
Personal Qualities:
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respond quickly to new demands.
  • Ability to perform duties with speed and accuracy without immediate supervision.
  • Willingness to dedicate extra-time when and if needed and requested by the Head of Section.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team

How to Apply:
All applicants should send an application letter, a completed EU Standard Curriculum Vitae , download here, that must include three relevant referees, reference letter(s) of previous employment(s) and copies of education and training certificates addressed to:

Head of Delegation
European Union
Delegation to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers, 15th floor
Plot 17-23 Hannington Road
Kampala, Uganda

NB: Please clearly indicate: Application - Operations Officer Climate Change

Deadline: 1st November 2013 by 13:30pm.


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Clinic Administrator Job at Children’s Medical Center

Organization: Children’s Medical Center
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director
Job Ref: CMC501

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the development and implementation of the approved strategy and business objectives.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of adequate systems, policies and procedures to support the business operations.
  • Ensure that the centre is consistently presented in a positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead the HR function in developing and implementing HR strategies that attract, retain, and motivate staff that is dedicated to outstanding performance.
  • Lead the procurement function in developing and implementing procurement strategies that maximise value.
  • Ensure compliance of all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and timely financial reports to facilitate informed decision making.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of an adequate framework to identify and mitigate risks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a University Degree from a recognised Institution.
  • At least three years work experience in a supervisory role with a reputable organisation.
  • Change management experience.
  • People management experience particularly performance management, training and coaching.
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership orientation, Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation, Flexibility towards circumstances and Logical thinking.

How to Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to CMC501@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm


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