No Experience Volunteer Communications Officer Jobs - Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Organization: Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Code: VC

About US:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is implementing a program - Mothers and Children First: the first 1.000 days (2017-2022) in Oyam district in Uganda; as part of this, a new 3 year project - Improving Maternal, Perinatal and Newborn Health and Reducing Mortality in Oyam District, Uganda funded by Comic Relief/Women and Children First UK is due to start.

Job Summary: The Volunteer Communications Officer is an opportunity for a young professional to gain experience. The Volunteer will support communication activities including, report writing, making brochures, photos, banners. The jobholder will also cover events, organise photo archive, collaborate with IT team at headquarters to provide content for website.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a qualification in Mass Communication and demonstrated competences in the described function.
  • Resident in Kampala.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs Only with telephone contacts and contactable referees addressed to: The Human Resource Officer, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, P. O. Box 7214 Kampala or Aber Hospital CUAMM Office, Email uganda@cuamm.qrg

Email applications must have the strictly the following subject: X251017CMR and the Code for the position staff cadre e.g. applications for Volunteer Communications Officer should have the Email heading as X251017CMR.VC, otherwise the system will not filter them. Emails and attachments must not exceed 3MB otherwise they will be rejected by server. Hard copies can also be delivered to the CUAMM Country Office in Kansanga.

Deadline: 6th October 2017 by 5:00pm

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UN Lead Specialist - Governance Careers - United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Organization: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Manager
Post Level: NOC

About US:
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital.  UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis.  It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensures the strategic alignment of the Output with the other project components and DINU programmatic activities and provides high-level policy advice focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Continuous monitoring of other project and programme activities and identification of the areas where coordination and alignment is necessary and/or desirable;
  • Design and suggest to the implementing partners (responsible parties) and the Programme Manager specific actions for better alignment of project activities, thematically and geographically;
  • Provide high-level policy advice to the participating government agencies and non-government partners (including private sector partners) on the area of local governance, PFM, revenue mobilization and decentralized service delivery;
  • Constant monitoring and analysis of the operating environment, quick readjustment of the operations, advice on legal considerations and risk assessment;
  • Tasked with the monitoring and analysis of key developments in the country that are likely to impact on  output intervention areas, identification of development needs and potential solutions relevant to output activities.
Ensures effective and accurate overall management of the relevant activities focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Prepare and submit for approval inputs for the Project annual plans and budgets;
  • Support and advise the central and local governments as well as non-government institutions participating in the programme in preparation and implementation of their medium-term and annual plans and budgets and execution of specific programmatic interventions;
  • Prepare, manage and oversee contracts for dedicated technical assistance and capacity building for the participating government and non-government partners;
  • Overall guidance and monitoring of implementation of the Local Government Excellence Fund (LGEF) including support to identification and development of LGEF projects in a participatory and inclusive way; preparation and structuring of the projects and provision of technical support and advisory services for co-financing arrangements; reviewing implementation progress and achievement of the LGEF results; providing support for implementation issues as well as institutional capacity building; ensuring timely implementation of all Fund’s operations and following up with MoFPED and MoLG on timely disbursements and consolidated reporting; application of performance measures to the grant allocation formula.
  • Overall guidance and monitoring of implementation of the District Revenue Mobilization Fund (DRMF) including advice on development of revenue mobilization action plans and programmes; setting specific revenue mobilization targets; development of medium-term and annual revenue mobilization actions and allocation of matching grants; monitoring of grant application and implementation of the revenue mobilization programmes.
  • Day-to-day management of the output implementation including effective financial, administrative and logistical processes to enable implementation of output activities to ensure coherence between the partners and delivery towards the stated common objectives;
  • Prepare and issue in a timely manner the memoranda of understanding, letters of agreement with the partners and other legal instruments to enable their engagement and implementation of the activities for which they are responsible;
  • Ensure timely publication and public access to all relevant information pertaining to the output activities;
  • Prepare inputs on output activities for the DINU quarterly and annual reports in accordance with the EU and other donor requirements;
  • Actively participate in communication and media activities; ensure project web-site updates; coordinate distribution of the project related information;
  • Ensure visibility of the Donor and Implementing Partners in all output activities.
Ensures efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, output monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and representation focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Support gathering of quarterly and annual data/information from the implementing partners (responsible parties) for project monitoring and evaluation processes ensuring compliance with EU and UNCDF M&E requirements in reporting on project results and progress towards outcomes;
  • Ensure proper monitoring and evaluation procedures are instituted in all project activities;
  • Ensure proper monitoring of project progress against annual and quarterly work plans and budgets;
  • Develop in collaboration with the partners and implement the output monitoring and evaluation plan, compliance and accordingly utilize the findings as to justify adjustment of the funds disbursement schedules and to introduce corrective measures in the case of deviation;
  • Regularly update the risk log for the output and conduct appropriate budget and operation risk management, mitigation and responses;
  • Keenly analyze and monitor the financial situation, present forecasts for the output (DRRF), and monitor for unusual activities and transactions;
  • Support the design, preparation and implementation of regular independent audits of the project; prepare inputs to management responses and follow up on the audit recommendations as appropriate;
  • Support field verification and inspection visits by OPM and MoLG officials and other stakeholders.
Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and implements the resource mobilization strategy for the project focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Establish and maintain dialogue with government officials, NGOs, partners, donors and communities to provide knowledge and understanding, ensuring accurate interpretation of the project’s mission;
  • Identify areas of cooperation and coordination with other UN agencies for the implementation of joint activities related to the project;
  • Identify opportunities for the implementation of the project making specific recommendations on actions needed;
  • Support resource mobilization efforts.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Prepare knowledge products, related to the output activities, particularly on the role of local governments in maintaining and developing road assets;
  • Facilitate learning and experience sharing for government officials, private sector representatives, local community leaders and experts;
  • Actively contribute to national, corporate and global knowledge networks;
  • Represent UNCDF in meetings that are relevant to the project;
  • Significantly contribute to UNCDF cross-practice synergies with the development finance interventions at country level.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Lead Specialist – Governance job opportunity should a Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Economics, Public Administration, Political/Social Science or other development-related field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level with the UN and/or national or international organizations in the area of advising and managing local governance and local development programmes;
  • Significant exposure and experience in managing staff and operational systems in accordance with the government and/or EU/UN procedures and standards and establishing interrelationships with international organization and national governments in the area of governance and development;
  • Working knowledge and experience of UN system policies and programming is desirable;
  • Experience in design and implementation of programmes for local government capacity development focusing on PFM processes including resource mobilization planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting for results;
  • Knowledge of the government policies, rules and regulations in the area of local government and public administration, particularly in public financial management and decentralised service delivery;
  • Knowledge of government/UNDP financial/accounting systems and regulations is an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
  • Stays abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;

Personal Competencies:
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda: Analysis and creation of messages and strategies. Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis. Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work; researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration; monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Building strategic partnerships:
    • Identifying and building partnerships; identifies needs and interventions for capacity building counterparts, clients and potential partners; displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments; takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved; innovation and marketing new approaches.
    • Developing new approaches, looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of the new approaches; identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations; documents successes and uses them to project a positive image; creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking; makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor.
  • Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing: Developing tools and mechanisms. Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches; identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.
  • Client Orientation: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client; anticipates client needs; works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider, demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 3rd October 2017

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Fresher USAID Finance and Administrative Assistant Project Jobs - THETA

Organization: THETA
Project Name: USAID BETTER OUTCOMES PROJECT for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accountant

About US:
THETA Uganda Limited is a National Non-Governmental Organization established in 1995. Our primary mission is to improve health of society through strengthening collaboration between the traditional and biomedical health care systems through advocacy, research, capacity development, partnerships and service-linkages.

THETA -Uganda in collaboration with World Education Inc. / Bantwana (WEI/B) the financial support from USAID are implementing a BETTER OUTCOMES PROJECT for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. The purpose of the project is to improve access to comprehensive services across the continuum of HIV care and to help vulnerable children and care givers prevent and respond to HIV, violence and other adversities that impact child wellbeing in Northern Uganda, including the District of Lira, Dokolo, and Kole.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with receiving and welcoming visitors at the offices, taking applications , invoices, and any other documents as may be delivered
  • Support the Senior Accountant in compiling, validating the beneficiaries names and contacts.
  • Responsible for maintaining the reception area in a well-organized
  • Managing communication in and out of the office and scheduling appointments.
  • Ensuring proper filling system at the office; set up and update administrative files
  • Writing and sharing minutes during staff meetings
  • Proper management and maintenance of assets, management of inventory, stocks and monthly reconciliations.
  • Management of store supplies and stationary stores ensuring proper control and accountability as per THETA policies
  • Maintain an up to date stores ledger
  • Verification of items delivered to the store
  • Any other duty that may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Finance and Administrative Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with accounting or finance major from recognized institution or related field;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in financial and administration management in a reputable NGO
  • Good computer literacy

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV with referees from previous employers and day-time contacts, copies of academic documents and certificates by email or hand deliver to, Human Resource Officer, THETA-Uganda, P.O. Box 21175, Kampala, Plot 724/5 Mawanda Road- Kamwokya, Kampala. Uganda

Email to: or (Please indicate job title as subject of the email.)

Deadline: 29th September 2017 by 5:00pm

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Clearing and Forwarding Jobs - Declaration Officer at HRM Connection Ltd

Job Title:    Declaration Officer
Organization: HRM Connection Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
HRM Connection Ltd has been serving a wide variety of industries as a human resource advisor, consultant, and on-site human resources department since 2010. They are recruiting for a valuable client. 

Job Summary: The Declaration Officer will accurately prepare and process error free customs entries on behalf of the company within the laid down legal and statutory requirements for the customs clearance procedure.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Promptly procure customers’ manifests from the airline handling centers for airfreight and the shipping lines for sea freight through the Client Services department, Mombasa Operations Team or any other source as applicable.
  • Compare and ensure manifested details tally with the shipping documents
  • Ensure stock of bonds are managed and tallied effectively and cancellation monitored daily.
  • Ensure the Customs entries are prepared with Zero errors
  • Prepare and make declarations of customs entries within agreed service levels
  • Promptly communicate discrepancies/ issues to Operations Manager when necessary
  • Ensure data has been entered accurately into the Asycuda system
  • Ensure taxes payables have been captured correctly
  • Follow up and ensure taxes have been prompt paid
  • Monitor and ensure entries have been processed at the Document Processing Centre once payment has been made
  • Perform quality assurance on work processed
  • Identify and escalate recurring or consistent problems with systems functionality
  • Regularly provide advice to Clients, Client Services team on Tax estimates as per the KPIs
  • Effectively handle all issues arising from disputes over tariff and valuation at any stage of clearance
  • Maintain professional working relationship with internal and external customers and colleagues.
  • Ensure departmental and individual objectives are achieved
  • Plan, schedule and actively participate in departmental meetings
  • Establish, prioritize and present departmental action plans for meeting
  • Effectively liaise with Stakeholders, Clients, Customs, URA, Shipping lines and staff from same and other departments to ensure accurate entry and procedures
  • Effectively handle customer queries and disputes and proactively follow through to resolution
  • Promptly investigate and resolve customers’ complaints and escalate if appropriate to the Operations Manager.
  • Establish and process the required permits as required
  • Provide advice to clients on the required permits and processes
  • Any other duty as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a Certificate or Diploma in clearing and forwarding
  • Training and certification in the Asycuda System
  • A minimum of two to three years’ experience with Ugandan customs clearance process and requirements.
  • Experience in Transit clearance and forwarding
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Information management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be Ugandan
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their updated CVs to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Several Fresher Technical Officer Jobs - SolarNow

Job Title:       Technical Officer (Several Jobs)
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Soroti, Abim, Kotido and Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Logistics Manager

About SolarNow:
SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 46 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 600 people.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the SolarNow Technical Logistics Officer should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • One year of experience in the technical field
  • Good communication skills 
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Good decision making skills 
  • Good problem solving skills 
  • Excellent computer skills especially Excel, Word and Power Point.

NB: Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their motivation letters and updated CVs to

Deadline: 6th October 2017

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