Administrative Officer Job Opportunity at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Vacancy Announcement Number: 14-ADM-RSCE-35581-F-ENTEBBE (M)
Reports to: Chief, Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the redeployment of resources from the regional missions it serves.

Job Summary: The jobholder will consolidate all the administrative and support functions in the areas of human resources, finance, logistics, administration and budgeting for various field missions within the Regional Service Center.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Regional Service Center, the Administrative officer shall be responsible for the following duties:
1. Human Resource Management: 
  • Follow up with the Field Personnel Division on various related human resource activities e.g., recruitment, placement, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures applicable to HR ;
  • Ensure timely recruitment of RSCE staff, UNV, consultants and IC’s, extension of all personnel contracts and VIP requests are addressed timely
  • Update staffing tables and prepare and submit monthly status of incumbency and other reports required by various RSCE stakeholders;
2. Budget and Finance - Budget Formulation:
  • Compile and prepare budget submissions  and performance reports for submission to FBFD Follow up with various Section Chiefs , CITS and other SAUs to define the requirements and justifications.;
  • Prepare special reports, analyses/inputs to all reports to legislative bodies as assigned;
3. Financial management and cost recovery:
  • Review and approve all commitment of resources (Travel, obligations for consultants, constructions, etc.) that are in accordance with the approved budget and certify expenditures.
  • Prepare monthly monitoring report ensuring RSCE expenditure is accurately reflected.
  • Support in the development and implementation of procedures to ensure that appropriate accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN Policy and Practices.;
4. Asset management:
  • Prepare monthly report on reconciliation of assets and RSCE staffing in coordination with the contributing missions.
  • Offer technical input into the yearly report on status of RSCE holdings and value of assets by missions;
5. General Administration:
  • Draft various types of internal and external communications/ documents including memorandums, Information circulars, administrative instructions, briefings, presentations, proposals etc.
  • Provide audit trail on each area under the Unit’s responsibility and provide timely support to the different audits Supervise staff, performance management and prioritize work load of the administration and resource management unit;
  • Perform back-up functions to other administrative service as requested by the Chief;
  • Perform other related work as required

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The candidate must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Five or more years’ experience in administration, finance/budget, accounting, human resources management or related field. 
  • Relevant professional experience in international, governmental or non-governmental organisations.
  • Past exposure and experience working with information systems, such as UMOJA or INSPIRA, is desirable. 
  • Working knowledge of IPSAS is required.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
           
Personal Competencies:          
Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and logistics in the context of UMOJA, IPSAS and INSPIRA deployment. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluate skills to conduct conclusions and recommendations. Show pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; show persistent when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remain calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “client” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setback in projects; meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe RSCE Vacancy should Apply Online by Clicking the link below.


Deadline: 7th July, 2014

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DFID Project Careers - Finance and Operations Officer– Uganda Agricultural Value Chains Programme

Organization: PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP) is seeking to recruit for 5 year DFID funded programme focusing on strengthening agricultural value chains in Northern Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Finance and Operations Officer will be responsible for:
  • Financial and operational planning
  • Preparing and managing budgets
  • Accounting
  • Financial forecasting
  • Contracting and procurement
  • Reporting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • At least ten years’ professional experience in finance and operations for donor-funded programmes – DFID experience strongly preferred
  • Past exposure and experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa

How to Apply:  
All candidates who desire to join the aforementioned DFID project should Apply by visiting the web link below.


Deadline: 17th July 2014

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TV Jobs - Debt Recovery Executive at NTV Uganda

Organisation: NTV Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About NTV Uganda:
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited owns and operates NTV the number one TV station in Uganda.  We are a subsidiary of the Nation Media Group, which is East & Central Africa’s largest multi-media group.

Job Summary: The NTV             Debt Recovery Executive will be responsible for compiling and evaluating information needed to collect delinquent accounts; recommend and initiate enforcement action or legal proceedings as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure timely delivery of Invoices, Statements and Demand notes to all the clients
  • Ensure debt collection from day one.
  • Ensure that there is timely reconciliation with the clients for quick payments.
  • Ensuring that all credit notes due to the clients have been dully passed and account adjusted.
  • Conduct regular client visits and collection of payments.
  • Ensure that all attachments as required by the client are in order to ease the collection process.
  • Report any clients’ complaints to Credit Controller and ensure action is taken immediately.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate must possess a good University Bachelor’s degree
  • Skills and knowledge of human motivation and behavior
  • Possess a quality of efficiently handling difficult situations
  • Exercise resourcefulness and ingenuity in gathering needed information from a wide variety of sources
  • Understand, apply and explain pertinent laws and procedures concerning collections and the seizure and sale of property
  • Possess the ability to gather and present information in legal proceedings to aid legal judgments

How to Apply:
If any of these vacancies suits your experience and career obligations, then feel free to send your application letter together with your CV and copies of your academic and relevant support documents to the under signed;

Human Resources Manager,
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited – NTV Uganda,
Kampala Serena Conference Center,
Kampala. Uganda.

Applications can be hand-delivered to the Reception of NTV Uganda (Kampala Serena Conference Center).

E-mail your applications to: ntvhr@ntv.co.ug

Deadline: 18th July, 2014

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Human Resource Manager Career Opportunity - Roofings Group

Organization: Roofings Group
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Roofings:
Roofings Group, a number one quality steel manufacturer to supply over 350,000 metric tons per annum to both local and export market within the region. Situated about 6km outside Kampala city centre on Plot 126 Entebbe Road, Lubowa. Roofings Group envisages “We strive to be the largest manufacturer of steel and plastic building products within the East African Community, through adopting the most modern technology, employing a professionally trained workforce and complying with the highest international standards to deliver the best quality products to the market.”

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintaining the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintaining a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations/ pay structures
  • Maintaining organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program, counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
  • Preparing employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Ensuring that all HR payments and payrolls are accurately and timely processed.
  • Ensuring planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Ensuring legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource national requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Maintaining management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; keeping past and current records; ensuring confidentiality of personnel matters.
  • Completing human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintaining human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintaining a database for expatriates.
  • Compiling and submitting monthly Human Resource Department reports.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, social sciences, and business administration
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a busy environment
  • Computer literacy 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

Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements


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International Non-Profit Careers - Associate Area Coordinator at Evidence Action

Organization: Evidence Action
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda

About IPA:
IPA is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, with offices in Washington, D.C., USA and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

About Evidence Action:
Evidence Action is a new organization working in partnership with IPA to scale proven interventions. IPA has played in important role incubating technical assistance and service delivery programs, such as the Dispensers for Safe Water Program and the Deworm the World Initiative, which are currently housed within IPA. The management and further growth of these “scale up” initiatives is transitioning to Evidence Action. IPA will continue to provide support for these programs during their transition period.

About the Dispensers for Safe Water Program:
Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW) is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost. DSW is growing rapidly: we currently serve over 650,000 people in Uganda. Our goal is to reach 5 million people in the end of 2015 in multiple countries, which will prevent 2.3 million cases of child diarrhea and avert over 2,200 child deaths each year.

Job Summary: The Associate Area Coordinator position is a key leadership role for Dispensers for Safe Water Program, assisting in the management of field activities in Eastern Uganda. As a middle level management position, the Associate Area Coordinator will lead and manage program operations for the dispenser program in a designated area/region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the Area Coordinator in building and managing the Dispensers for Safe Water program in Eastern Uganda;
  • Oversee a team of Field Officers to ensure thousands of dispenser installations across Eastern Uganda annually;
  • Take lead of a team of Field Officers in delivering high quality community sensitization and education meetings, community leader meetings and local government meetings;
  • Technically support field team to develop efficient and cost-effective weekly work plans for the dispenser implementation roll out;
  • Steer teams to implement dispenser activities through teamwork, training, coaching and mentorship;
  • Responsible for the coordination of various team activities and promote team ownership;
  • Effective supervision of the field teams to ensure high quality deliverables for activities;
  • Recruit high caliber field staff, with consultation of the Area Coordinator, through a competitive, fair and transparent process;
  • Oversee the dispenser program in his/her designated area following the laid down financial procedures and in a cost effective manner;
  • Conduct staff performance reviews with the consultation of the Area Coordinator and Program Manager;
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Area Coordinator and Program Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should hold a degree in Management, community work, project management or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of two years’ significant operations and management experience with a non-governmental organization as well as demonstrated experience working in the field;
  • Excellent written and spoken English required; Eastern languages desirable
  • High level of financial integrity and stewardship;
  • Demonstrated experience developing work plans and budgets to execute field activities;
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills;
  • Good people management and leadership skills and demonstrated experience in leading large field teams;
  • Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion;
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting in Eastern Uganda;
  • Past experience with social work and social administration;
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to take challenging assignments not within the scope of this position;
  • High personal self-drive and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines;
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively within the organization and externally with the rural communities and local leaders;
  • Excellent computer skills/data management skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field;
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment;
  • Carry a positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment.

How to Apply:  
The complete applications can be submitted via email to jobs.ug@evidenceaction.org with the subject line “Associate Area Coordinator” Please attach the following documents: Cover letter explaining interest in the position and fit for the role CV/Resume, Salary Expectations. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. More information on the Dispenser for Safe Water Program can be found at: http://poverty-action.org/safewater and at http://evidenceaction.org/

Deadline: Friday, 4th July, 2014 – 5:00pm EAT

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Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart) Jobs - Investors & Intermediaries Service Manager

Organisation: Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 436914

About Stanchart:
Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking in the UK, and around 90% of its profits come from Africa, United Kingdom, United States and the Middle East. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda is the longest established international bank in the country; the first branch was opened in August 1912. We had 11 branches up to 1972 and retained only one branch during the turbulence of the 70s. In 1998 we acquired 4 branches of former Cooperative Bank in November 1999. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda today has a network of 11 branches in Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has 29 ATMs and over 600 staff.

Job Summary: The Investors & Intermediaries Service Manager will deliver first class client service and advice to our Transaction Banking Investors and Intermediaries clients in all interactions for transactional enquiries, reporting requirements and other service-related issues. 
  • Responsible for serving as primary contact person for clients and SCB staff for any account specific enquiries.
  • Render first class service against agreed service standards.
  • Serve as a Service Partner, work together with Global Client Management (GCM), Relationship Managers (RM), Product Sales, Operations and other key internal stakeholders to solve client issues, identify opportunities and deliver on new initiatives.
  • Build and grow key relationships and rapport with all clients at the transactional / operational level
  • Ensure that agreed service standards are maintained within their group and act as the initial point of escalation.
  • Significantly contribute to the delivery of key projects and internal initiatives.
  • Promptly prepare and dispatch periodic reports for clients

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Client Engagement:
  • Serve as the focal contact person for external clients for day-to-day account and transactional enquiries, reporting requests, discrepancy resolution and any other ad-hoc requirements
  • Maintain a professional SCB image through all interaction and communication with clients,
  • Proactively anticipates clients’ needs and takes action
  • Makes proactive calls and visits to clients to build the relationship and ensure client satisfaction
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all client enquiries on CRM
  • Identifies opportunities to improve client efficiency, processes and overall team performance
  • Ensures all Fees are collected within the stipulated timeframe as set out on the SLA and Custody Agreements.
2. Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Work with internal stakeholders for service requirements, enquiries, and instructions
  • Builds and maintains internal networks
  • Engages GCM, RM, Product and Operations Partners for input into client service issues, plans and reviews
  • Engages Senior Management within SCB when their input is required.
3. Resolution:
  • Ensure service levels are maintained through timely and appropriate response to queries
  • Strengthens relationship through service recovery
  • Ensures that complaints and errors are logged and handled appropriately
  • Intuitively understands when and where to escalate potential issues
  • Offers technical guidance and support with any significant issues with the aim of securing the best possible outcome
4. Work Management:
  • Prioritises work to meet peaks and troughs and thereby creates time for additional responsibilities/activities (projects, training etc)
  • Balances client needs and workload
  • Works independently, taking ownership of issues and escalates as required Senior Management
5. Risk & Control:
  • Complies with laid out policies and procedures
  • Comply with applicable Money Laundering Prevention Procedures and, in particular, report any suspicious activity to the Unit Money Laundering Prevention Officer and Line Manager
  • Adhere to policies including escalation and compliance requirements, and follow any other relevant internal controls and procedures as they relate to process, products, policies and regulations
  • Maintains the Bank’s reputation
  • Actively manage risk by reviewing areas of risk and identifying ways to mitigate these
  • Ensure you remain alert to the risk of money laundering and assist in the Bank’ efforts in combating it by adhering to the key principles in relation to: identifying your customer, knowing your customer, reporting suspicions, safeguarding records and not disclosing suspicions to customers.”

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a University degree –bias for Business related discipline - add advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in Service management dealing with Local, Global and Institutional clients
  • At least 2 years working experience in the banking industry with demonstration of exposure and understanding of the operations  to the of capital markets , pension and financial services sectors
  • Possession of Certification from Securities Institute will be an add advantage.

NB: Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

How to Apply:
If interested in working with Standard Chartered Bank in the above portfolio, Please send us visit Web link below and review requirements and thereafter express your interest by Clicking Apply Now

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TV Jobs - Procurement Officer at NTV Uganda

Organisation: NTV Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About NTV Uganda:
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited owns and operates NTV the number one TV station in Uganda.  We are a subsidiary of the Nation Media Group, which is East & Central Africa’s largest multi-media group.

Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will plan and supervise the procurement of goods and services, ensuring that adequate utilities are provided cost effectively based on the approved budgets that meet NTV Uganda’s business objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receive all internal purchase requests and overseas goods and services from user departments and ensure that they meet all specifications    
  • Sources for goods and services from the approved suppliers through quotations and proforma invoices to determine availability and pricing
  • Ensure that the approved IPRs are promptly processed and LPO sent to the suppliers in time
  • Work in liaison with the approved suppliers, clearing and forwarding agents, and transporters for timely delivery of goods and services
  • Ensures that bonded warehouse regulations are compiled with all times
  • Processes Third Party service providers contracts for approval
  • Arranges for insurance covers for all imported goods
  • Analyses and evaluates tender documents for the tender committee to make sure they are in tandem with the best practices in the industry
  • Build and managing supplier/customer relations/stakeholder engagement

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:     
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management, Commerce, Business Administration
  • Professional qualifications in Procurement (CIPS;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in similar role preferably in a service company
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Possess a high degree of honesty and integrity

How to Apply:
If any of these vacancies suits your experience and career obligations, then feel free to send your application letter together with your CV and copies of your academic and relevant support documents to the under signed;

Human Resources Manager,
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited – NTV Uganda,
Kampala Serena Conference Center,
Kampala. Uganda.

Applications can be hand-delivered to the Reception of NTV Uganda (Kampala Serena Conference Center).

E-mail your applications to: ntvhr@ntv.co.ug

Deadline: 18th July, 2014

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UNDP Careers - IT Specialist at United Nations Development Programme

Job Title: IT Specialist
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.  UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

Job Background:
The Government of Uganda has, through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) received financial support from Global Environment Facility (GEF) for a project on “Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change-Uganda”.

The project is implemented by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) as implementing entity. The responsible partners to the project are:
  • Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA);
  • Department of Water Resource Management (DWRM);
  • Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management (DRDPM)/Office of the Prime Minister (OPM);
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries Resources (MAAIF) on behalf of government in collaboration with relevant partners at national and district level.

The UNMA equipment used for weather and climate observation, storage and forecasting facilities have been deteriorating over a period of time and most of it needs to be upgraded / modernised. This has challenged service delivery by UNMA. 

The main objectives of the project are:
Establish a functional network of meteorological and hydrological monitoring stations and associated infrastructure to better understand climatic changes;
Develop and disseminate tailored weather and climate information (including colour-coded alerts – advisories, watches and warnings – for flood, drought, severe weather and agricultural stresses, integrated cost-benefit analyses and sector-specific risk and vulnerability maps) to decision makers in government, private sector, civil society, development partners and local communities in the Teso and Mt Elgon sub-region; and
Integrate weather and climate information into national policies, annual work plans and local development including the National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management, and district and sub-county development plans in priority districts in the Bukedi, Busoga, Elgon, Teso, Acholi, Karamoja and Lango sub-regions. The project is expected to be completed by December 2017.

This project has two outcome areas:
  • Enhanced capacity of UNMA and Department of Water Resource Management (DWRM) to monitor and forecast extreme weather, hydrology and climate change;
  • Efficient and effective use of hydro-meteorological and environmental information for making early warnings and long term development plans.

Job Consultancy Rationale: The fundamental problem this project seeks to address is that the current climate information (including monitoring, processing and development of tailored advisories) and early warning systems are no longer functioning as optimally and they could for effectively supporting the adaptive capacity of local communities and key sectors. Obsolete and inadequate weather and climate monitoring infrastructure limits data collection, analysis and of meteorological and climate information and specific products for planning. Most operational stations are manually operated and therefore do not report data with sufficient frequency to provide adequate lead times to respond to impending climate hazards, and measurements are generally reported days to weeks after the hazard has passed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Although the project is being implemented in Lake Kyoga catchment basin (28 districts comprising: Bukedi, Busoga, Mt Elgon, Teso, Acholi, Karamoja and Lango sub-regions), it will also rehabilitate, and provide equipment to 12 synoptic stations  and link them to National Meteorological Centre (NMC) in Entebbe through networking. However, this consultancy is expected to be carried out within Entebbe and Kampala.

Job Consultancy Objectives: The Programme Management Unit is seeking to engage a Consultant to identify, procure and install hardware and software required for modern meteorological forecasting facilities (computers, software, storage and networking) to support 12 synoptic stations and NMC at Entebbe.

Detailed Consultancy Activities:
A desk review of relevant documents (Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) Act, UNMA Business and strategic Plans); Report on the “Feasibility study on modernisation of Uganda National Meteorological Service”; UNDP-GEF Climate Information and Early Warning Systems project document, annual work plan and procurement plans;
Upgrade and update the National database and information management system from CLICOM/ASCII to an appropriate alternative modern system and link to DWRM’s water management system;
Undertake data rescue and digitisation process for UNMA and DWRM archives.

Consultancy Final Deliverables:
A concept document on methodology for the analysis and need determination;
Field visits to the synoptic stations and DWRM archives;
Interviews and consultations with operators/users of equipment;
Presentation of the findings from field visits and interviews from operators/users of the equipment;
Design, procurement and installation of the equipment;
Develop data storage and management system;
Commissioning of the equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced degree in IT/computer science.
  • Proven experience of over five years in design and networking of IT systems;
  • Proven experience in upgrade of climate and hydrological data base management system;
  • Past working experience with UNDP or UN agency preferred;
  • Familiarity of software used in processing weather, climate and hydrological forecasts.
  • Language: Excellent written and spoken English
  • Competency in installation and networking of IT systems;
  • Skills in Database management software design;
  • Expert on modern forecasting facilities;
  • Computational and Analytical skills.
  • Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Personal Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Mature judgment and initiative;
  • Ability to present complex issues in a simple and clear manner;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Initiative and independence.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex 11);
  • Personal CV or P11, download here, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Technical proposal: Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • A methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment;
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (Annex II).

NB: For clarification or annexes, please send an email to justine.naiga-bagonza@undp.org and copy fredah.zawedde@undp.org accordingly.

Deadline:  11th July 2014

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