Fresher Jobs - Administrative Assistant ICT Career Job at Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)


Organisation: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Investment Executive ICT

About UIA:
Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), set up under the investment Code 1991 is a statutory agency mandated to initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and to advise Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth.

Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant ICT will be primarily responsible for User Support as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The job holder should possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or the equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • At least a year’s  experience in a similar or related job
  • Knowledge of Configuration of the OmniPCX system.
  • Working knowledge of the Joomla Content Management System.
  • Knowledge of Network (LAN and WAN) design, configuration and maintenance.
  • Excellent computer repair and maintenance skills
  • Skills in end user support and training ability
  • The jobholder will also be responsible for Data entry.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs, copies of certificates and/or testimonials together with the applicant’s telephone contact, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be sent to;
The Executive Director
Uganda Investment Authority
P. O. Box 7418, Kampala, Uganda.

UIA accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late or misdirected transmission of applications.

NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Uganda Investment Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 10th February, 2014


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Customer Research and Social Performance Analyst Job Opportunity at FINCA International

Organisation: FINCA International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 About Finca:
FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 1,000,000 clients through 22 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East and South Asia. FINCA is a pioneer in providing microfinance products and services including credit, savings and money transfers to the lowest income entrepreneurs.

Job Summary: The Customer Research and Social Performance Analyst is a Hub position, serving as a technical resource to support and oversee subsidiaries’ Research and Social performance activities under the Marketing department with close technical coordination by FINCA International (F/I)’s Senior Manager for Customer Research. The job holder will also focus on the production of high quality customer or market intelligence by enhancing the research function, utilizing proper processes, tools and analysis to inform business strategy and the fulfillment of FINCA’s social mission.  He/she will supervise the collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting of customer and market data, in observance of the requirements and procedures as promulgated by FINCA International.  The CRA will enhance the quality and reliability of all customer and market intelligence so that it becomes the critical tool for making strategic and tactical business decisions and contributes to improve sustainability and social performance. This will include 1) Research management (customer, market and social performance research, 2).Analysis and Reporting; 3) Training and Capacity Building of the subsidiaries in the area of research.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field requiring data and analytical skills, with a strong technical background in statistics. Preference for advanced degree in statistics or economics
  • A minimum of three to five years’ professional experience in a business or academic setting; including financial or related services, consulting firm, think-tank or university.
  • Prior experience with the design and implementation of research programs.
  • Significant field experience with customer interviewing or other primary research techniques
  • Prior experience collecting, analyzing and presenting data, especially consumer data
  • Ability to write and speak English at a professional and publishable level;
  • Knowledge of French, Kiswahili or other regional languages is preferred.
  • Research design, including surveys, data collection and validation.
  • Statistical analysis and modeling skills
  • Possess the ability to generate original research ideas.
  • Rigorous quantitative analysis and presentation skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, particularly for electronic files and data
  • Client service orientation skills
  • Possess the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced international environment
  • Knowledge of statistical software (SPSS), advanced Excel (pivot tables, analysis) and graphical presentation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and data collection software experience is preferred

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should endeavor to send their online applications through the Finca International HR Management System, by clicking on the web link below. Please review job requirements in detail before you Apply.


Deadline: 21st February 2014

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Marketing Jobs - Retail Sales Representative at Hima Cement

Organisation: Hima Cement
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Domestic Sales Manager.

About Hima:
The cement market in Uganda has 2 domestic manufacturers and three regional importers. %. In 2012 Lafarge accounted for 40% of the Uganda Market, The jobholder is tasked to drive the business to achieve 50% market share in 2013. This is the strategic intent of the group for the year and going forward. The Eastern & Northern Uganda market is in close proximity to the main Competitor Plant.

Job Summary: The Hima Retail Sales Representative has an objective of achieving a 50% market share for Hima in the Region. The jobholder is supported by two Retail Sales Representatives. The jobholder spends 80% of his time in the field, gathering intelligence, advising customers, supervising the Retail Representatives and driving to achieve target.

The position has a leadership role that requires regular monitoring and development of staff. The applicant should possess a detailed understanding of the market, including prices, margins, trading terms, route to market, value chain and also market sizes.

Key Performance Indicators:
The Hima Retail Sales Representative will:
  • Lead and manage the sales in Eastern & Northern Uganda to ensure the BU is able to meet its objectives in regards to market share and revenues.
  • The jobholder also liaises with customer service, logistics and other functions to ensure customers are satisfied.
  • The jobholder supervises one Retail Representative for Northern Uganda and one for Eastern Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a good University Degree or equivalent
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel and Microsoft word.
  • Good Analytical skills (able to understand basic profit & loss calculations)
  • Experience managing and leading a team i.e. supervisory/ management skills
  • Customer service skills, putting the customer first.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good knowledge  and understanding of business /trade environment
  • The ideal candidate will possess a valid driving permit with a minimum of three years’ driving experience
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise
  • Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
  • Reliable, tolerant & determined
  • Possess the ability to work extended hours when required
  • Good verbal communication skills

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

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NGO Finance Jobs - Accounts Manager at Uganda Development Services (UDS)

Job Title: Accounts Manager
Organisation: Uganda Development Services (UDS)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About ICRC:
Uganda Development Services (UDS) is a Christian NGO that exists to eliminate poverty by organizing individuals and rural households into viable economic groups and equipping them with relevant information and skills for productive livelihoods

Job Summary: The Accounts Manager will primarily be responsible for the availability, proper management, utilization and accountability for organisation’s resources reports to the Executive Director.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Periodic review and updates on the financial manual
  • Produce Quarterly budget monitoring reports
  • Responsible for adequate financial resources available for effective program implementation
  • Actively y participate and contribute  in budget preparation
  • Preparation of annual reports for audit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Additional Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA / ACCA Level 2) will be an added advantage
  • At least three years or relevant work experience; 2 of them in the operations of the finance function, preferably in an NGO.
  • Good working knowledge of donor requirements, budgeting and managerial skills will be an added advantage
  • Additional knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting software is a MUST
  • High organizational skills
  • High self initiative and can work under minimal supervision
  • The applicant is also expected to be a Born Again Christian

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters and CV with at least three professional referees.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be notified within two weeks following the closing date.
Applications should be delivered to: The Executive Director, Uganda Development Services,  Plot 215 Mawanda Road, Kamwokya, P.O. Box 16423, Wandegeya, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: 0414 543752

Deadline: 7th February, 2014

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Education Jobs - Head Teacher at People Performance Group (PPG)

Job Title: Head Teacher
Organisation: People Performance Group (PPG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director

About Us:
Our client is a leading, mixed day and boarding primary and nursery school that has been in the industry for over ten years now. With over 1200 pupils, the school offers the Uganda curriculum and runs a rich co-curricular program designed to guarantee broad based growth for the pupils. This recruitment is in a bid to better strategically position the school and ready it for the challenges ahead.

Job Summary: The Head Teacher will act as the administrative and professional head of the school, overseeing all departments and at the forefront of the school’s performance in all areas but more specifically, working to achieve higher school standards and enrolment year after year. Ideally, he / she will also serve as the school’s Chief Accounting Officer as well as Public Relations Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Developing termly and annual work plans with the help of the administrative committee.
  • Planning for the general progress of the school with the help of the administrative committee and departmental heads.
  • Overseeing deputy head teachers and overseeing all teaching and learning activities of the school.
  • In charge of all human resource management issues including but not limited to staffing needs identification and performance management.
  • Periodically writing reports for submission to the Director.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for purposes of coordination with the education office.
  • Scheduling, calling, chairing/being secretary to the various meetings as agreed.
  • Controlling use of school properties and ensuring timely repairs and/or renovations.
  • Chairing the school Editorial Board.
  • Ensuring proper and timely PLE candidates registration and collection of         results.
  • Performing any other duties that will arise as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Head teacher must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
  • Additional postgraduate diploma in management.
  • Excellent track record of delivering results in an educational institution of       comparable size and scope.

How to Apply:
If interested in working in the education sector in the portfolio of Head Teacher, please send your CV and cover letter with three work related references to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: " PPG - Head Teacher ". E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

NB: While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group, Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala - Uganda
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug 

Deadline: 7th February, 2014 by 5pm


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Board Secretary/ Head of Finance and Administration Vacancy at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director

About UCDA:
Deloitte (Uganda) Limited is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified individual for the position of Board Secretary / Head of Finance and Administration on behalf of our client, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in Uganda. UCDA was established by an Act of Parliament in 1991 and amended in 1994, Cap. 325 under the laws of the Republic of Uganda. UCDA is established as a public Authority and its mandate is to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to farmers.

UCDA’s mission is to “promote and oversee the development of the entire coffee subsector through support to research, propagation of clean planting materials, quality assurance, value addition, and timely provision of market information to stakeholders”. UCDA’s vision is to “Make Uganda a distinguished producer of high value coffee”.

Job Summary:  The Board Secretary/ Head of Finance and Administration will oversee the Board affairs and legal matters of the Authority, while providing leadership in the acquisition and management of UCDA’s finances and assets, and contribute to the strategic planning for the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Board Secretarial Services:
  • Prepare and / or review Board papers for submission to the Board and its Committees; Prepare Board notices and call members for Board meetings;
  • Take and prepare minutes of the proceedings of the Board and Committee meetings;
  • Ensure that all the Board duties are attended to by Management;
  • Negotiate and draw contracts to be executed between the Authority and third parties, be responsible for all legal and insurance matters, and be the chief custodian of the Authority’s seal and all legal documentation and transactions of the Authority:
  • Ensure timely compliance with all statutory requirements; and
  • Work in liaison with external legal counsel to represent the Authority in Court and any other hearings, or to produce legal counsel where required.
2. Finance and Administration:
  • Offer guidance, mentorshio and leadership in design, development and management of processes that support the finance and operational functions of the Authority;
  • Manage the progress and achievement of the finance and administration’s goals and objectives and ensure effective utilization of financial resources;
  • Provide strategic input to the Managing Director on the effective gathering, analysis and dissemination of finance and administration information, and represent the Managing Director at internal and external meetings or functions as might be delegated by him / her;
  • Develop and administer annual plans and budgets for the organization in collaboration with other departments, and be responsible for all accounting and cash flow functions UCDA;
  • Take charge of the preparation of periodic management accounts for Management as well as financial reports for statutory reporting purposes; and
  • Deputize the Managing Director in his/ her absence as may be delegated.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Financial Management or Accounting from a recognized University;
  • The applicant must also possess a Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • He/ she must be a member of a professional body such as ACCA, CMA, and CPA obtained from a recognized institute and accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU); and Membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) or other Legal qualifications will be added advantage.
  • At least ten (10) years working experience at a Senior level with a medium to large industrial, commercial or parastatal organisation, or public institution with at least five (5) years heading the Finance and Administration functions;
  • Significant experience in dealing with Board Directors, and Board matters;
  • Proven track record of performance, executive processes, and decision making;
  • Prior working experience in legal interpretation and analysis; Good financial management skills;
  • Proven high degree of integrity, interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Computer literacy skills and familiarity with accounting packages and standard office computer applications; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who meet the criteria should send their applications with  detailed curriculum vitae with at least three (3) professional referees and copies of academic certificates quoting the reference number BSFIN/24/14 to:
The Executive Selection Division Deloitte (Uganda) Limited, 3rd Floor Rwenzori House, 1 Lumumba Avenue, P.O. Box 10314, Kampala, Uganda. Email: esd@deloitte.co.ug  

Deadline: 7th February, 2014


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Fresh Graduate Jobs - Mobile Money Corporate Account Executive at Mobile Phone Operator

Organisation: Mobile Phone Operator
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 149

About Us: 
Our client, one of Uganda's leading mobile phone operator is seeking to fill the following challenging and exciting position. The basic purpose of this role is to recruit and nurture mobile money partner segment of (bill payment, bulk, business to business and advanced services) with a view to maximize mobile money revenue  and achieve set targets for both revenue and partners accounts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The job holder will acquire new mobile money partners and grow revenues within the market segment.
  • Take lead in the set up process for newly acquired partner accounts.
  • Maintain optimal Customer satisfaction and engagement.
  • Report on key parameters within the segment.
  • Achieve the target revenue from Bill payment, Bulk payment, Business to Business & Advanced Services transactions.
  • Perform any other assigned duties by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The suitable candidate must possess a university degree in Business or related field.
  • The applicant should possess at least a year’s experience in sales.
  • Customer-centricity
  • High business awareness
  • Excellent analytical and strategic skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good coaching skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing
  • Sets high personal standards and is goal oriented

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should endeavor to express interest by clicking on the web link below and Applying if they do meet the full job requirements


Deadline: 22nd February, 2014


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United States Peace Corps (PC) Jobs - Training and Organizational Learning Manager

Organisation:   United States Peace Corps (PC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:   Peace Corps Uganda, Director of Programming and Training

About PC:
Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which brings American volunteer development workers to assist Uganda in capacity building and technical assistance activities in Health, Education and Community Economic Development. There are about 160 Volunteers assigned to non-government organizations, government entities, clinics, colleges and schools. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  All positions require excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written in at least one widely spoken Ugandan language.  The positions require extensive travel.
See http://www.uganda.peacecorps.gov/ for more details.

Job Summary: The Training and Organizational Learning Manager will primarily create, manage and coordinate systems and staff and volunteers where innovative and effective international level training and organizational learning flourishes. This involve planning, systems and administrative management of all training events for all Volunteer groups and ensure a systemic approach to incorporate learning into the organizational culture for Peace Corps Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steers the training and programming team and other staff in designing and delivering all training programs and curricula that meets learners' needs for technical, cross-cultural, language, health, safety and security incorporating international headquarters and Uganda requirements for Volunteers, staff, trainees and homestay families.
  • Works with senior staff to develop skills, set resources, and time to ensure quality of holistic organizational processes to disseminate and adopt new learning by staff and Volunteers.
  • Develop strategies to create and sustain a continuous learning-organization culture for Peace Corps staff in their daily execution of duties.
  • Develops and acquires new training and organizational learning methods from a variety of local and international development sources and implements those methods in collaboration with staff under the leadership and guidance of the Country Director, Director of Programming and Training Director of Management and Operations to improve and enhance training programs and to contribute to the learning culture of the organization.
  • Oversees, coordinates and manages the training unit staff, and temporary training contractors.
  • Creates and manages training budgets.
  • Guides and collaborates in the preparation of training assessment criteria for trainees and trainers, including performance appraisal for all learners.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master's Degree in any discipline, preferably in Education, Adult Education, Business Administration, or Organizational Behavior; or the equivalent in experience. 
  • At least eight years’ experience in progressively more complex roles in training and/ or organizational management preferably with international, cross-cultural organization.
  • Significant experience in managing a training unit including hiring part-time trainers, conducting training needs assessments, creating budgets, designing and evaluating complex multi-week trainings and deliver learning sessions that include international audiences or participants.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to strategize needs of learning organization and implement change for increased organizational effectiveness.
  • Professional training and organizational development experience with excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with little or no supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take initiative; teamwork skills; strong service attitude; personal integrity and strong interest in Uganda's development.

How to Apply:
All applications should be sent electronically via E-mail.
Please attach a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Also, please clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Training and Organizational Learning Manager. "All submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1). 

Deadline:   10th February, 2014


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Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) NGO Jobs - Pharmacist

Job Title: Pharmacist
Organisation: Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU)
Duty Station: Makindye, Kampala, Uganda

About HAU:
Since 1993, Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) has promoted modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as holistic care for patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDs. HAU strives to uphold excellent clinical standards and provide quality education courses and advocacy activities to promote the spread of palliative care throughout Uganda and Africa. Hospice Africa Uganda has a head office in Kampala and field offices in Hoima and Mbarara.

Job Summary: The Pharmacist will be in charge of the production of morphine, and compliance to good manufacturing practice, support quality control and assurance for the production unit, monitoring, packaging and dispensing of medicines, and offer professional consultation to the patients and HAU.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The job holder will be the pharmacist for the morphine production unit at HAU;
  • Offer support quality control & quality assurance for the dispensing pharmacy and morphine production unit;
  • Ensure that drug orders and prescriptions are properly processed;
  • Take steps required to fill prescriptions in compliance with all laws, regulations, and organization policies and procedures;
  • Ensure good prescriptions dispensing practices;
  • Respond to questions from patients and clinicians in regards to knowledge of prescription & pharmaceutical products;
  • Oversee and mentor the pharmacy & morphine production unit team across the three HAU sites;
  • Manage complaints from patients, organization partners and others related; Offer expert advice and counsel regarding dispensing & pharmacy related issues; Lead stock taking, auditing, and research within & for the pharmacy;
  • Actively participate in the clinical management of patients;
  • Be involved in education of the clinical & other teams regarding medications & pharmaceutical issues;
  • Participate in Education programs in IHPCA.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a good bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college or university.
  • The applicant must also be registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, with at least two years’ experience in a busy pharmaceutical set up;
  • Good organizational skills, leadership, managerial and excellent communication skills;
  • Prior experience with small scale pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and with morphine, training in Good Manufacturing
  • Practices and HSP will be added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably and qualified candidates with the necessary credentials are required to hand deliver , E-mail or post a typed cover letter with and updated CV indicating three professional referees to: The Head Human Resource and Administration Director, Hospice Africa Uganda, Plot 130, Makindye Rd, Opposite Makindye Country Club, P.O. Box 7757, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail: humanresource@hospiceafrica.or.ug

Deadline: 10th February, 2014


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MultiChoice DSTV Jobs - Quality Assurance Supervisor

Organisation: MultiChoice Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager

About Us:
Our client MultiChoice Uganda Limited is a proven market leader in the provision of subscriber management services for Pay TV options such as DStv and GOtv has succeeded in making world class Pay TV services easily accessible at affordable prices to a wide cross section of TV audiences across all the key towns in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The QA Supervisor will conduct quality monitoring and coaching to ensure quality standards are maintained by the team by listening in on individual calls.
  • Provide hands-on support and lead the team towards achievement of individual performance goals and department objectives.
  • Identify individual training needs and together with the Trainers and Supervisors develop plans for immediate and long-term performance improvements.
  • Proactively solve problems and provide timely resolution to ensure minimal impact to customer and employee satisfaction. Identify the most appropriate course of action for problem resolution and effectively communicate plans to those impacted.
  • Identify top reasons for calls, focus on agents responses to related queries, and take corrective action where necessary.
  • Schedule one on one performance discussions and document for future reference and training.
  • Schedule training & Coaching sessions on customer service & Quality on a quarterly basis
  • Provide periodic reports on Quality performance of the team and action on identified gaps and challenges.
  • Support the supervisory team in to attaining the agreed service level objective and quality through real time monitoring of agent performance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must possess a good bachelor’s degree in a business related field
  • A minimum of three years’ quality assurance working experience in a dynamic service company
  • Excellent computer literacy skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and able to demonstrate a drive for results with a professional approach.
  • Should have excellent knowledge on customer care processes and procedures.
  • Possess excellent people management, leadership and counseling skills
  • Experience with staff development, performance management, and cross training.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity, work ethics, and a proactive and positive attitude.
  • Fluency in English and at least one local language.
  • Excellent team player.
Age: 35 years and below

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

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Communication Information and Knowledge Management Officer Job Opportunity at African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS)

Organisation: African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ref: AFAAS/ CIKM /CIKMO/2013-007
Reports to: Executive Director

About AFAAS: 
The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is the umbrella organisation for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) in Africa. Its objective is to create efficient, effective and synergistic linkages and partnerships between AEAS of member countries to improve the delivery of these services to farmers. It operates within the framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), specifically CAADP Pillar IV which has the objective of enhancing the livelihoods of African farmers and pastoralists. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has been mandated to lead the implementation of CAADP Pillar 4 and it’s in this context that AFAAS has strong collaboration with FARA and the Sub Regional Research Organisations (SROs).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Periodically update and implement AFAAS’s communication and social media strategy i.e. produce and disseminate public awareness materials such as case studies, policy papers targeted at development partners and policy makers;
  • Build on the AFAAS communication strategy to develop media relationship i.e. relating with International and African Press Agencies to disseminate AFAAS important news or events such as the Africa Wide agricultural Extension Week, symposia held biennially and; drafting press releases, and opinion pieces on agricultural extension and Advisory services ( AEAS) issues in Africa;
  • Contribute to the regular updates of AFAAS information and communication tools
  • Contribute to the production of AFAAS quarterly and annual reports, and lead the publication of reports in soft and hard copies;
  • Offer support to regional nodes, Country Fora and AEAS stakeholders to effectively integrate into communications processes in order to harmonise actions at global, regional and national levels;
  • Design, develop, produce and distribute audience specific English, French Portuguese and Arabic AFAAS key messages and results and manage promotional launches for key initiatives and publications in AEAS in partnership with the regional organisations/ bodies;
  • Package organisational and programme achievements and success stories for information sharing to aid resource mobilisation efforts;
  • Monitor events, opportunities or developments relevant to Africa’s agricultural development at the global, continental, sub regional and national level;
  • Coordinate AFAAS’s response to requests for information in a timely, cost effective and appropriate manner on various issues raised by AFAAS Stakeholders;
  • Design media strategies to increase the visibility of AFAAS and its members and to position AFAAS to better influence the AEAS agenda;
  • Support the internal communication and information flow, define activities aimed to facilitate information and knowledge sharing among AFAAS’s diverse constituency and act as AFAAS Public relations officer and spokes person;
  • Develop and strengthen AFAAS guidelines and templates; advise on issues related to branding, use of the AFAAS logo, copyright, editorial/style norms, and other topics;
  • Offer technical support in supervising Knowledge Management and communications consultants, including writers, editors, translators, proof readers, designers, and web masters, including partnerships in communication;
  • Steer the development and use of AFAAS websites, social media and multimedia tools and supervise the maintenance and expansion of AFAAS websites and the intranet and ensure regular content updates; and innovative use of web tools;
  • Perform any other duties as might be assigned by AFAAS Management from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should hold a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent degree in development communications and communication management or other relevant qualification;
  • Prior international experience in developing countries and particularly in Africa and in agricultural issues with focus to agricultural development;
  • At least seven years experience with an outstanding record of achievement in information and communication and knowledge management,
  • Excellent scientific writing skills in French and English and ability to make presentations and write well under pressure and a commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Knowledgeable and experience in managing of social media tools;
  • Fluency in French and English, both oral and written, being bilingual shall be an added advantage;
  • Possess the ability to present AFAAS activities at public fora and serving as a spokesperson;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Should have a stronger experience on political economy issues, in Agricultural research and development transformation in Africa.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with a cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers of three referees should be addressed to the Executive Director-AFAAS , AFAAS Secretariat, Plot 22A Nakasero Road; Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please include the position reference code indicated above as part of your subject when forwarding your application. Successful candidate is expected to assume office as soon as possible. AFAAS is an equal opportunity employer and is sourcing for applications from all African regions and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 12th February, 2014


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3 USAID Jhpiego Vacancies - Technical Advisor for HIV and TB

Organisation: Jhpiego
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Jhpiego:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Job Summary: The Technical Advisor for HIV and TB will offer technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of HIV and TB for up to three upcoming USAID regional integrated health programs (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health care) in Uganda. Jhpiego is recruiting for up to three HIV and TB Advisors one each to be based in Eastern Region, East-Central Region, and/or South Western Region in Uganda. This program aims to increase utilization of health services by strengthening systems and improve quality of integrated health services. The project will operate over a five-year period. Responsibilities include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of HIV and TB activities under the leadership of the Chief of Party and in coordination with other Jhpiego Technical Advisors, and utilizing and contributing to cross-cutting approaches, such as performance improvement, as well as, annual phasing in of activities This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence. This position is contingent upon award from USAID.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in HIV and TB
  • Guide the integration of HIV and TB services with FP/RH, nutrition, maternal and newborn health, and malaria
  • Refine evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of HIV and TB to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Uganda
  • Build and mentor the capacity gaps at individual and organizational level in HIV and TB including but not limited to:
  • Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and provider-initiated testing and counseling (PICT)
  • Promoting and supporting couples counseling;
  • Expanding provider-initiated HTC, task shifting and demand creation, especially aimed at males;
  • Increasing the percentage of persons tested and counseled for HIV;
  • Increasing knowledge and positive attitudes of health care providers toward HIV services to encourage counseling, testing and referrals;
  • Increasing supply and quality of HTC by providing facility-based services to adults and children;
  • Facilitating the scale-up of routine, confidential CT services;
  • Training lay counselors in household CT and deploying lay counselors in hard-to-reach areas;
  • Ensuring quality HIV CT services are available to the most at-risk populations
  • Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT),
  • Improving continuity of care and follow-up for HIV-positive mothers and infants;
  • Ensuring the quality of rapid HIV testing and routine, confidential CT capacity;
  • Strengthening the relationships between the community and the health facilities
  • Integrating couples counseling within PMTCT services;
  • Supervising the development of ANC as the main entry point for all PMTCT services and other RH activities
  • Improving the TB clinical care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, STIs and related OIs
  • Enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the TB clinical care and treatment of OIs;
  • Interventions for co-occurring diseases impacting HIV-infected patients including TB;
  • Expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support;
  • Intensifying TB case identification, infection control and screening of TB in HIV-infected individuals
  • Drive voluntary medical male circumcision
  • Ensure sufficient health care providers are trained in order to rapidly scale up quality VMMC services
  • Collaborate with the Health Ministry (MOH) to develop and/or revise comprehensive national Safe Male Circumcision Guidelines and protocols
  • Implement innovative approaches to recruit and retain MC providers
  • Develop and Implement a quality assurance system that ensures that MC services provided under this project meet internationally recognized standards of quality
  • Take lead “train the trainer” sessions, site strengthening, in-service and/or pre-service education, follow-up and supportive supervision to project-supported health facilities, as required by program activities
  • Work with other colleagues to develop a cadre of HIV and TB champions who will facilitate links to other community-level health programs/services
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites as required by program activities
  • Lead the formulation of approaches for scale up of HIV and TB services, including accessing hard-to-reach populations and integration of services
  • Actively participate in all Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
  • Analyze potential HIV and TB strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical, community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address HIV and TB service delivery gaps
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and in-service training/pre-service education
  • Advocate with national, regional and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes in HIV and TB
  • Guide Ministry of Health, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidenced-based standards for competency in HIV and TB
  • Mobilize international level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that shape or effect local public policy or program design
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Conduct regular reporting to the Chief of Party, and program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for HIV and TB
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including providing scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to USAID/DC and Mission requests
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and/or Country Director on setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to HIV and TB
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and program monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, USAID and other stakeholders
  • Ensure timely implementation of all program inputs related to HIV and TB, including planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites, in close coordination and collaboration with USAID, relevant ministries of health
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports
  • Oversee data collection, analysis and development of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen program implementation
  • Ensure availability of resources/facilitate the procurement of equipment and supplies required for project implementation
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of short-term consultants as
  • required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Technical Advisors should possess medical degrees (doctor or nursing) or Master’s degrees in Public Health
  • At least seven years’ experience applying HIV prevention, care and treatment and TB;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in managing $10M per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the East and Southern Africa;
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to family planning/reproductive health
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Prior work experience with a mix of practical technical skills in HIV and TB necessary for strengthening HIV and TB service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Uganda preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in both English
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time
  • Ugandan nationals strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply:
If you feel you can serve Jhpiego in its USAID Projects as one of the Technical Advisors for HIV and TB, please feel free to visit the web link below to express your further review full job requirements on recruitment website and Apply.


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NGO ACF Jobs - Capital Logistician at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title: Capital Logistician
Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Logistics Coordinator

About ACF:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For over' thirty years it has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in Lira, Apac, Oyam, Otuke, Gulu, Kaabong, Napak and Moroto Districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1.      Supervision of the logistics team at the head office:  
  • Supervise the logistics team: purchase officer, storekeeper, radio operator, drivers, mechanic, watchmen as may be appropriate
  • Assists clarify and adjust job descriptions of the capital logistics team
  • Provide support in terms of training/capacity building to team members
  • Fill the gap (be the backup) of any logistic team member in the organization when need arises.
  • Field movement and support to the base logistician when required.
2.     Procurement management 
  • Collect the orders from the head office and bases, and update the procurement follow-up
  • Elaborate a monthly purchase forecast based on the procurement planning tool and pending orders
  • Ensure an update of the catalogue (price list) is done every three months through regular quotations or call for interests
3.     Storage and transport management:
  • Follow-up the stock management (storage conditions, stock reports, expiry dates.)
  • Monitor deliveries to the departments/bases/ programmes
  • Follow-up the clearance process for freight arriving by international flight.
4.     Equipment and fleet management:
  • Supervise the allocation, use of equipments and Update the head office equipment list.
  • Ensure installation, maintenance and repair of the equipments
  • Monitor any needed construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of all structures related to the functioning of the capital base (office, guesthouse, warehouse... etc).
  • Manage and ensure the daily communication systems (radio, phones...) runs smoothly.
  • Ensure the standard ACF communication procedures are respected in the capital and on the bases. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Capital logistician should posses a first degree in Logistics and Procurement Management or any other equivalent area.
  • Three or more years’ experience in a busy office setting.
  • Experience with an NGO in a similar role is an added advantage.
  • Experience in liaising with insurance companies.
  • Demonstrated oven and clean integrity/character with ability to work in a cross-cultural exposure.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (Written Spoken)
  • Computer literacy particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to support, motivate, and train staff.

How to Apply:
All those interested should send their applications including a cover letter, CV with at least three referees, copies of academic certificates and a daytime telephone contact. For e-mail applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 3 MB. Any larger email will not be considered. Address your email application to: logco.ug@acf-international.org  and specify the subject line as “Capital Logistician.” Address your hard copy application to the Base Administrator in ACF bases in Uganda — Gulu, Otuke, Moroto or Kaabong and Logistics Coordinator in Kampala on Plot 4303 Kiwafu Road Kansanga. Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Friday, 7th February 2014 by 5:000 PM. Action Again Hunger is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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