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Administrative Assistant Job Placement - USAID Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Job Title:      Administrative Assistant
Organization: Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party

About US:
USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator) activity, implemented by Energy and Security Group LLC and funded by the United States Agency for International Development, seeks to rapidly increase the level of electricity access in the country through assistance for off-grid and on-grid energy solutions. The goal of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator is to facilitate 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of additional generation capacity and one million new connections in Uganda by 2020. This target is aligned with the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) target of increasing generation capacity to 2,500 MW by 2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new connections in sub- Saharan Africa by 2030.

Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant will assist the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator by delivering efficient and effective administration duties. The Administrative Assistant will work collaboratively and effectively in carrying out duties.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Chief of Party (COP), Program Assistant, Finance/Accounting Specialist and other staff by providing administrative support to Activity operations. Specifically, the Administrative Assistant will:
·         Work closely with team members to support program planning and implementation.
·         Perform administrative support duties, manage Activity documentation, and coordinate conference calls or travel arrangements.
·         Write routine reports, correspondence and assist development of presentations, briefing papers, handouts, etc.
·         Assist team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications and replies to inquiries.
·         Handle travel scheduling, logistics, and related travel needs.
·         Assist organization of meetings and events.
·         Maintain Activity information and filing systems
·         Support Finance and Accounting with tracking expenses.
·         On occasions, travel in Uganda with Accelerator staff or independently to perform Activity-related administrative work. Trips usually will not exceed five working days.
·         Maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders including but not necessarily limited to office equipment vendors, logistics companies, including hotels and ground transportation companies.
·         Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Administrative Assistant position must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, finance, or a related field.
·         At least three years’ experience in an Administrative position
·         Experience with donor-funded projects.
·         Understanding of accounting and bookkeeping.
·         Fully conversant with full MS Office suite.

How to Apply:
All suitably and interested candidate should send their applications (only by e-mail) to hr@pauesa.org, using Administrative Assistant in the Subject line. Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including at least three professional references in one PDF.

NB: While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: 21st December 2018 by 5:00pm

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Nutrition Programme Manager NGO Jobs - GOAL International

Job Title:      Nutrition Programme Manager
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Agago, Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.

About GOAL’s Nutrition Programme:
GOAL Uganda is part of a consortium led by Tufts University to conduct a research project (One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE)) funded by USAID which aims to pilot and carefully measure the effects of a multi-level multi-sectoral nutrition intervention in Agago District, Northern Uganda, and determine potential for scale up in a complex environment.  The research has three aims;  
  • Aim 1: Implement and test two approaches to nutrition: (1) GOAL’s Nutrition Impacts Positive Practice (NIPP) program and (2) NIPP in combination with a “value-added” integrated approach (NIPP+). The latter includes access to innovative low-cost tools and technologies relating to a) WASH, b) animal health and c) agriculture. 
  • Aim 2: Identify best-practices emerging from the implementation of the two approaches (NIPP alone and NIPP+) through process and program monitoring for effective integration, implementation, scale-up, and uptake.
  • Aim 3: Study the sustained impact of the NIPP approach and the ”value added” package (NIPP+) on knowledge and practices by gender within participating households, environmental risk factors, child health  and nutritional status through a rigorous impact evaluation and longitudinal monitoring system.

GOAL Uganda is the implementation lead for the roll out of the NIPP component in Agago district as well as the data collection for the programme’s underlying studies and assessments.  GOAL has implemented NIPP programming across it’s country programmes. The approach aims to improve the capacity of staff and local communities to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and to implement all nutrition activities in partnership with communities, other GOAL departments, external agencies and government ministries aiming to ensure sustainability and effectiveness. This is a new area of intervention for GOAL in Uganda and as such provides an opportunity for growth and expansion.

Job Summary:  The Nutrition Manager should have a strong background in community nutrition / research programming.  Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Manager will manage the day-to-day implementation of the ONCE programme; will be responsible for documentation of activities; support and training of staff and local partners; and to ensure that programme implementation is progressing in line with donor proposals and agreed timelines.  A key component of this role will be in developing strong relations with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other key stakeholders in Uganda, ensuring the programme is executed in line with MoH and GOAL guidelines and recognised international humanitarian standards. The Nutrition Manager is expected to provide technical support to the nutrition staff and work with the Nutrition Coordinator to develop GOAL’s Nutrition Programme.   The role further provides leadership and oversight to the Agago Office based in Kalongo, managing daily operations and acting as focal point for Kampala Head Office. The role line manages the Finance & Logs officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Nutrition programme management
  • Responsibility of all assigned district level teams
  • Using an adaptive management approach, manage the implementation of GOAL Uganda’s Nutrition projects in Agago, as assigned, in line with approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
  • Manage project budgets and monitor financial transaction as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols
  • Ensure the timely collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of monthly nutrition activities and statistics. Provide constructive feedback to staff from the data collection.
  • Utilise monitoring tools that allow assessment of the programme quality and achievement of targets.
  • Participate in nutrition surveys and studies in all project locations and assist in formulating the results into reports.
  • Submit weekly activity plans and monthly reports to the Nutrition Coordinator.
  • To keep the Nutrition Coordinator apprised of all nutrition activities and any difficulties that may arise
  • Where applicable manage partners, including MOH, external consultants, NGOs etc, ensuring successful completion of contracts/MOUs and providing support where necessary
  • Ensure all relevant information from the projects are accurately filed and lessons learned are documented and shared.
  • Co-ordinate nutrition activities with relevant bodies: MOH and NGOs etc and cultivate relationships by attending regular meetings and communicating issues arising.
  • To maintain confidentiality and enhance GOAL’s reputation by acting in a professional and responsible manner.
  • Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to the implementation of the programme
  • Any other activities as directed by the Nutrition Coordinator, ACD-Programs, or CD.
Human Resource Management
  • Line management of assigned Nutrition team staff and the Finance & Logs Officer, ensuring that all team members have clear and measurable (SMART) performance management objectives and that they are measured regularly and in line with policy and procedure
  • Monitor and advise on district level staffing and resource needs and support recruitment
  • Lead by example both upward and downward accountability and comply with all of GOAL’s accountability policies
  • Identify capacity gaps and constraints and work with SMT and others to address those gaps, ensuring all staff have a clear understanding of GOAL policies and procedures
External representation and coordination
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials and line departments, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Responsible for all engagement with other district stakeholders including other agencies, NGOs and community-level actors
  • Participate in national coordination meetings and events as requested
  • Support all efforts towards accountability to project participants; this includes actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and promoting community response mechanisms such as Speak Up
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Work with the GOAL Uganda MEAL department to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to monitor and measure all GOAL Uganda Nutrition programming
  • Regularly review monitoring data and manage projects using an adaptive management approach
  • Support the development of learning and communication documents for internal and external audiences
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other district level stakeholders such other NGOs, and local authorities
Agago office management and operations
  • Responsible for holding key to safe and issuing cash to the Agago Finance & Logs Officer.
  • Responsible for day to day line management of the Agago Finance & Logs officer and ensuring s/he is supported in conducting finance operations in adherence with GOAL Finance Manual and donor requirements
  • Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources
  • Authority to approve certain expenditure lines to a preapproved limit and responsible for overall timely Agago Office core budget management including monitoring the budget to ensure that spending is in line with adaptive plans, reporting monthly to Kampala Financial Controller on any projected under/over spends
  • Responsible for overall timely management of Agago Office procurement and logistics in accordance with GOAL procedures and policies
  • Ensure that all Agago Office team members, including volunteers, represent GOAL in accordance with the GOAL code of conduct, facilitate a conducive working environment and report any issues affecting staff to Kampala SMT
  • Support regular audits of Agago Office systems and processes and follow up of any issues identified
  • Oversee safety procedures and protocols for Agago office; supporting Logs Coordinator in maintaining up to date SSEPs and SOPs for Agago office and ensuring staff are aware of safety protocols
  • Provide regular requests, reports and monitoring documentation to Kampala SMT, including but not limited to security, logistics, finance and HR
  • Perform any other duties as requested by ACDS

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Nutrition Programme Manager job placement must hold a University degree at Master level in Nutrition / Public Health, or related discipline. Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way round.
  • At least two years of project management experience with a strong focus on community nutrition / research programming
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities.
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills with experience conducting nutrition assessments
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to write clear assessments and project reports
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications

Other Desirable Criteria
  • Experience conducting  a research project in nutrition
  • Knowledge of statistical packages of analysis (EPI INFO, SPSS, SMART)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 28th December 2018 

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Earn a UNICAF Scholarship to Study Online for an Internationally Recognised Degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D) from the US, UK and Europe

About Scholarship Programme:
UNICAF Scholarship Programme partners with UK, US and European universities to offer online quality higher education degrees to students in Africa. Current partners include the University of South Wales (UK), the Marymount California University (USA) and the University of Nicosia (Europe). It was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through blended learning (only available for Unicaf University programmes). 

Why study with UNICAF?
  • High Quality, Lower Cost: Save up to 80% by studying online. Online learning gives you access to modern education at a fraction of the cost of the chosen programme.  See the Available ProgammesClick Here, for more information regarding each programme.
  • Internationally Recognised Degrees: Quality programmes taught by lecturers who are national and international experts.
  • Easy, Quick, Registration Process: You can easily apply and start learning, benefiting from a state-of-the-art online virtual environment!
  • Flexible, 24/7 Online Access: No fixed study hours, no ground rules. Adjust your studying schedule to suit your needs. The only requirement is to keep up with your deadlines.
Number of Beneficiaries: Over 8,000 students have benefited from this scholarship package and they intend to give out over 60,000 of them by 2020. 

How to Apply for Scholarship:
UNICAF invites Ugandans to join thousands of students from Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, and many other countries, who have earned their degrees with the help of the UNICAF Scholarship Programme by submitting their applications online at the link below.

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Consultancy – Psychosocial Support Services - Handicap International

Organization: Handicap International (HI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

The provision of employee assistance programs to staff commenced in 2009 following a need to enable staff build resilience in relation to the stressors that they may face as a result of their nature of work as humanitarian workers. The total number of national staff are 61 (6 Kampala, with the remaining spread in the field in Arua, Omugo & Imvepi refugee settlements) and 32 Community based volunteers

Job Summary:  The environment and working conditions in which the staff have to operate often involve high workload and /or traumatic events and other work factors such as long hours which could reduce employee effectiveness and therefore organizational performance. The aim of this consultancy is therefore to offer briefing and debriefing services in Kampala or at the field station, individual and group counseling sessions to HI staff based in Uganda, by providing them with an opportunity to talk about their challenges with a professional counsellor and empowering them in identifying ways of alleviating these challenges. Additional areas to be addressed may include but not limited to:-
·         Work life balance
·         Stress management
·         Communication and problem solving in the work place
·         Conflict resolution and team building
·         Change management

By the end of the mission:
·         The Counsellor will have a better understanding of the context, environment, and conditions in the field stations that affect the staff.
·         Staff will have gained coping skills in relation to the challenges faced
·         Briefing and debriefing sessions conducted
·         HI Uganda will be a compassionate employer offering this service

Key Result Areas
By the end of mission:
·         Meetings with the HR Manager, managerial staff, team leaders and community based volunteers conducted.
·         Discussions and solution-seeking sessions with staff will be conducted on areas of challenges raised
·         Better understanding by Senior Management of the challenges faced by staff in the mission

Proposed Agenda & Activities
The sessions will be conducted on need basis average duration in field stations will be 5 days including travel days. Sessions for the Kampala office shall be on appointment basis and if need be conducted in house training sessions. While on field mission HI will cater for the following:-
·         Meals and accommodation in the field station
·         Transport to the field station
·         Transport while in the field station

Reporting and Follow Up
·         Type of report
·         Written internal report
·         Verbal feedback (in complement to written report)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology
·         Five years of experience in trauma counselling and conducting trainings
·         Must be available to be contacted on short notice
·         Must be flexible to fit in the program of the staff requiring the services, ready to work long hours in the field stations.
·         The working language will be English.

How to Apply:
All potential candidates who meet these requirements and are available within the time period indicated should submit an application letter and curriculum vitae indicating their relevant qualifications, skills and experience, their understanding of the TOR, detailed budget as well as three recommendation letters by the current and previous institutions where similar services are/were provided. The electronic copies of the application should be sent to via email to job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org

Deadline: 17th December 2018 by 5:00pm

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20 No Experience A' Level Field Sales Executive Job Opportunities - Marketing Arina (U) Ltd

Organization: Marketing Arina (U) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Marketing Arina (U) Ltd is the leading provider of outsourced, face-to- face sales teams to a diverse client base of companies in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, office products, retail, energy and financial services. Serving established and emerging market clients in the business-to- business, residential and retail channels through out-store marketing initiatives. Marketing Arina (U)  Ltd executes Marketing Communications Mix- 1.Advertising 2.Sales&Promotion 3.Public Relations & Market Research  4.Direct Marketing 5.Personal selling-to reach, engage, provoke audience-centered conversations. We are experts in setting up, managing and analysing field marketing and customer acquisition campaigns to market research, price set, sale/promote and distribute on behalf of our client brands.  Our focus is always on delivering well-informed, happy and committed customers who support our clients business and causes over the long term. We’re incredibly proud to have been one of the Uganda’s preferred field marketing agencies since 2011. With a partnership to the world’s largest field marketing multinational established in 1986.

Job Summary: The Sales Executive will prospect, sell our products as per the given targets, represent our client companies correctly in the field, do proper record keeping and take part wholesomely in Marketing Arina (U) Ltd’s Marketing Communications Mix.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Marketing Arina (U) Ltd Sales Executive must hold at least an A’ Level Certificate.
  • Possess strong urge to learn and explore their abilities, leadership, teamwork, and great communication skills.
  • Prior work experience is not a requirement, but dedication to learning and a true passion for the business are vital
  • Show commitment to personal growth and career development, a strong desire to learn, and succeed in team environments.
  • Knowledge of the global or domestic business landscape (preferred, but not required)
  • Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Unquestioned commitment to integrity and ethical decision-making
  • Analyze current trends to set future sales goals.
  • Age: Male or Female aged between 21– 35  years.

NB: Ladies are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email the HR assistant on the provided email or call 0754775159  or 0787309461 marketingarinaug@gmail.com

Deadline: 17th December 2018 by 05:00pm Ugandan Time.

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