Programme Officer Job at MTIC’s Quality Infrastructure and Standards Programme (QUISP)

Job Title: Programme Officer
Organization: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Project: Quality Infrastructure and Standards Programme (QUISP)
Duty Station: MTIC Offices in
Farmers House, Parliament Avenue,
Kampala, Uganda
About QUISP:
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is
implementing a five year comprehensive programme – “Quality Infrastructure and
Standards Programme (QUISP).” The overall programme objective is to: promote
the use of quality infrastructure standards so as to improve the
competitiveness of Uganda’s products, processes and service delivery systems in
domestic, regional and international markets.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer
will be responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day activities of the programme
and ensure efficient and effective reporting of the overall  programme implementation progress. He will
provide technical support in Monitoring and Evaluation of Project activities; including
provision of regular debriefing updates to the management as and when required.
Key Duties and
  • Reviewing
    the current financial management and reporting system(s) and ensure
    compliance with the donor reporting guidelines/requirements.
  • Assist
    the Programme Coordinator to prepare Programme/annual workplan budgets and
    regular monitoring of their implementation
  • Ensure
    compliance with the procurement rules and regulations, as agreed between
    QUISP donors and the Government of Uganda.
  • He/she
    shall have the roles of the Imprest Accounting Officer as defined in the
    Programme document and the subsequent workplans;
  • He/She
    shall guide Programme Coordinator/Permanent Secretary on financial
    compliance as per the financing agreement.
  • Liaising
    with the Ministry procurement section on matters of procurement for the
    project goods, services and supplies.
  • Assist
    Programme Coordinator with the preparation of quarterly and annual
    progress reports; including quarterly and annual financial reports for
    submission by the Programme Coordinator to the donors, MTIC management and
    subsequent considerations by joint annual review for the programme.
  • Ensure
    proper handling, administration and physical security/protection of
    project assets
  • Supervise,
    Coordination and monitor the work of support functions i.e. effectively
    managing and coordinating human resources under the QUISP finance division
    on a day-to-day basis
  • Any
    other relevant duties as may be assigned by Supervisors
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess a degree in Physical sciences, Economics,
    Statistics or Law. Additional qualifications in project management, M&
    E and report writing will be added advantage
  • Have
    skills in Economic analysis, with an understanding of how to consult with
    a wide group of stakeholders.
  • Good
    understanding of the role of standards and quality issues in facilitating
    trade and issues competitiveness.
  • Dynamic,
    ambitious, motivated to conceptualize standards and quality issues in
    economic development.
  • Possess a post graduate qualifications in project planning and management area
    is desirable
  • Working
    Experience in standards development, Metrology, Conformity Assessment and
  • Accreditation
    (SMCA) areas will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All applications should be hand
delivered to the address below or sent by email to and copy to with one original and two copies must include;
  • An
    application letter
    information on motivation (state the current salary), relevant experience
    & availability,
  • A
    Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopies
    of certificates
    for main
    qualifications, and
  • Contact
    details for obtaining three references
The address for submission of
applications is:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Cooperatives (MTIC)
Plot 6/8 Parliament Avenue,
Farmers House, 3rd Floor
Attention: QUISP Programme
Deadline: 10th
October 2013
at 05:00 pm (East African Standard time).

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