Fresh Graduate IT Jobs - Administrator - TIS Prodops at Wipro Technologies

Organisation: Wipro Technologies
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Wipro:
Wipro Technologies is one of the world's leading software and outsourcing service providers which  focuses on the IT services & BPO business.

Job Summary: As the Administrator, you should be able to Monitor the IT Infrastructure for its availability, capacity usage, hardware and OS errors and failures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Process first-level incident / problem determination and resolution on a 24x7 basis Service incidents and queries within the agreed service levels.
  • Responsible for the timely escalation of incidents to higher levels when required. Log file monitoring for errors.
  • Carry out daily, weekly and monthly proactive housekeeping and monitoring activities Vendor co-ordination
  • Carry out basic Service Requests based on Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Follow quality / security process defined for the engagement

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidates should be Fresh Graduates
  • Mandatory Skills in Infra Monitoring and Basic Administration
  • Desirable Skills in Monitoring Support and Production Operations
  • The minimum work experience is 0 - 1 years
                         

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested fresh graduates are encouraged to express their interest by clicking the web link below.


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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Careers - Human Resources Manager


Organisation: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2014-002151
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About UNICEF:
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Job Summary: The UNICEF Human Resources Manager will oversee all human resource activities including the supervision of human resources staff in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization.

Key Performance Areas: 
  • Responsible for the effective planning, management, administration and development of the Country Office Human Resources, and for the efficient and effective delivery of Human Resources Services to its staff.
  • Advising the Representative, Section/Unit Chiefs and Staff on Human Resources Management and Development issues.
  • Overseeing the contracting process for the acquisition of specialized services (for an average annual total value of 5 million US Dollars), including participation in the planning of these services requirements, and in the selection of consultants/Institutes/NGOs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Recruitment, Selection and Placement:
  • Render support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human recourses needs of the office and the organization.
  • Support the offices' human resources needs for national professional officers, general service, and temporary employees by implementing proper and expedient recruitment procedures.
  • Guarantee that organizational human resources targets are met while ensuring the recruitment and retention of staff and diverse body of staff of the highest caliber.
  • Actively promote gender equality, equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.
  • Work to establish a targeted approach to recruit specialized talent, with particular focus on MTSP areas, to fill posts requiring specialized expertise, at the global, regional, or local level.
  • Establish and implement results-oriented action plans and sound budgets to coordinate targeted recruitment efforts with identified need at UNICEF in the short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term.
  • Intuitively monitor and evaluate the measurable results of targeted recruiting efforts and its impact on UNICEF human resources with emphasis on all aspects required to achieve UNICEF's objectives for gender parity, diversity, and a supportive work environment for men and women.
2. Policy Implementation and HR Administration:
  • Establish and maintain equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff.
  • Ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities.
  • Identify opportunities for the country office to support UNICEF's global HR priorities, campaigns and partnerships, and lead, advise or recommend new initiatives to adopt in the office.
  • Actively implement and administer the equitable, transparent and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established job classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements.
3. Capacity Building and Career Development:
  • Identify opportunities to develop and support capacity among staff are regularly identified and addressed as appropriate.
  • Work in consultation with the relevant partners, the Regional HR Development Committee and DHR, implement timely and effective staff learning and development programmes and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to strengthen their capacity building and advance career development planning.
  • Supports and utilize a database on staff development activities and training contracts and take follow-up actions for processing of external collaborator contracts and implementation of planned training activities.
  • Determines training and learning needs in consultation with organizational units at HQ and in the field in order to identify organizational competency gaps and gender imbalances. Advises on staff learning/development, career development, coaching and counselling
4. Strategic HR Planning and Management:
  • Provide ongoing strategy direction, interpretation and technical support to management of the country offices in the all area of HR management. Provides accurate and sound technical analysis and timely support to the management and planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design, change management and other HR strategy planning and development deliberations.
  • Works closely with the HQ Divisions to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and local implementation; advise on the applicability of new strategy and guidelines to country offices HR plans and activities.
  • Offer timely feedback and make recommendations from a field perspective on the establishment and improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and change management and resolution of HR issues and problems.
  • Take part in Country Programme Strategy Review meetings to identify new trends, priorities and requirements. Participate in Global workshops and meetings for the strategic planning as needed.
5. Management Excellence in the Office:
  • Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in all areas of HR demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection based on merit and the needs of the organization, staff aspiration and counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities.
  • Effectively manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) of the office and ensure both are optimally utilized.
  • Monitor compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR; ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.
6. Staff and Management Relationship Management:
  • Actively monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues.
  • Offer administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
7. Inter-agency Cooperation, Networking and Partnerships:
  • Ensure active coordination of HR initiatives with other agencies. Maintain effective and steady communication or working relations with UN agencies to seek harmonization as well as new ways to enhance effective HR management and development in UNICEF. Support common strategies and approaches for enhancement of the HR reform within the Common system.
  • Co-ordinate HR activities with other UN agencies and cooperate with partners in the locality, including Government and NGOs .Identify and explore the "best practices" in HR area. Participate in the inter-agency coordination, conferences and other forums to improve HR planning, implementation, staff learning and development, recruitment, etc.
8. Emergency and Staff Security:
  • Work in coordination with management and the staff, plan and ensure effective emergency preparedness and rapid responses in case of emergency.
  • Properly and promptly investigate and respond to emergencies affecting staff, including immediate actions, and if necessary, coordination with UN agencies and other parties concerned, in accordance with the UN and UNICEF emergency and security policy and guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal UN Human Resource Manager should possess an advanced university degree (Master's) in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or a directly-related technical field(s) is required.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in HR Management and Staff Development is required.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station is considered an asset.
  • Prior hands-on experience in supervisory capacity is required.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.

Personal Competencies:
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
  • Ability  to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
  • Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to Apply:
If you want to work for the United Nations UNICEF as a nutrition specialist, Please click on web link below to visit and review the requirements and Click “Apply Now.”


Deadline: 8th October, 2014

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RUFORUM NGO Jobs - Executive/Technical Assistant

Organisation: RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Secretary (ES)
Job Reference No: RUF/JOB/01/14: Executive/Technical Assistant, Office of the Executive Secretary

About RUFORUM:
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). RUFORUM has an MoU with the African Union for strengthening science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Technical Support to the ES:
  • Advise the Executive Secretary on strategic issues that relate to the core business of RUFORUM
  • Follow-up technical issues on behalf of the ES. These issues include but are not limited to: selected assignments from the ES to Secretariat staff, selected commitments made by the ES to partners and vice versa, requests to and from partners
  • Compile and prepare the ES’s progress reports to RUFORUM’s AGM, Board of Directors, Board Committees, Funding agencies and Network partners
  • Assist the ES’s advocacy, partnerships and resource mobilization functions, in liaison with other units especially Partnership and Business Administration
  • Manage the revision and updating of the Secretariat’s Operational Manuals and support documents (such as Finance and Human Resource Manuals)
  • Accompany the ES on official missions to assist him/her in organizing appointments, preparing content for meetings, and capturing in back-to-office reports highlights of the mission and the issues for follow-up by RUFORUM and partners.
2. Support the ES in performing his/her function as the Secretary to the Board of Directors and Board Committees to:
  • Prepare for AGM, Board and Committee Meetings (draft the concept notes including the agenda, collation and distribution of the documentation and overseeing the logistical arrangements)
  • Capture the AGM, Board and Board Committees proceedings and produce drafts of the minutes,
  • Follow-up the implementation of AGM, Board and Committees decisions, and
  • Perform any other duties as will be assigned by the Executive Secretary
  • Prepare technical materials not reflected above
  • Intuitively review and analyze documents to generate synthesis papers with recommendations that generate appropriate actions from RUFORUM and partners

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a PhD or Master’s degree in international relations, economics, business management, agricultural economics, natural resources management, agricultural extension, agricultural education, engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ working experience with similar responsibilities in an organization with a mandate comparable to RUFORUM geographical scope and sector breadth; a Post Doc position of two years will also be considered as applicable experience.
  • A strategic mind-set and proven ability to synthesize information into succinct messages; Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Willingness to work during weekends and to travel at short notice

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to Secretariat@ruforum.org, or delivered in hard copy (with CD enclosed containing soft copy) to:
The Executive Secretary
RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151 Garden Hill,
Makerere University, P.O Box 16811, Wandegeya
Kampala, Uganda.
(Ref: RUF/JOB/….: ...................)
Applicants should quote the reference number and job applied for, and should attach photocopies of necessary academic support documents, including letters from two referees. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Screening of applications will begin in November, 2014, and will continue until the post is filled.

Deadline: 20th October, 2014 by 5pm

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Diageo Beverage Company Jobs - Technical Operator - Brewing

Organization: Diageo
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
AutoReqId: 43429BR

About Diageo:
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Job Summary: 
The Brewing Technical Operator will mainly operate any of the brewing process as per manufacturer’s stated (standard) operating procedures to produce product that meets stated quality requirements as per the quality standards in a very safe manner, while ensuring high plant reliability, minimal process and component waste.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Accountable for brewing output (OEEs, Quality, waste reduction and environment protection).
  • Accountable for usage of the inputs / raw materials and additives in brew house.
  • Consistently keep process records as required by the quality management systems.
  • Ensure that there is safety to any contractors working in the plant. Ensure compliance with safety requirements at the work environment, this is aimed at achieving zero harm/injury.
  • Perform daily Autonomous maintenance, scheduled preventive and corrective maintenance tasks to ensure targeted plant reliability of about 95%.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Diageo Brewing Technical Operator should hold a Diploma in Electrical, Instrumentation or Mechanical Engineering and any other related field.
  • Institute of brewing Qualifications are an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and training and coaching in Process control preferably in a Food/ beverage manufacturing industry.
  • Engineering skills (mechanical /electrical/ instrumentation)
  • Operational system support skills as defined in the Capability matrix.
  • Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Time management skills and ability
  • Excellent team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-driven with minimal supervision
  • Change agent

How to Apply:
If you desire to join the world's leading premium drinks business, Diageo, in the aforementioned capacity, please click web link below.


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UWESO Non-profit Careers - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: UWESO
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
The Head of Programs

About UWESO:
UWESO has a volunteer membership of over 20,000 people.  This volunteer structure provides the basis for mobilization of communities to participate and share responsibilities in improving the quality of life for orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda.
Job Summary: The M&E Officer shall be responsible for coordinating the monitoring and evaluation activities of UWESO program activities, focusing specifically on data collection systems for measuring project implementation, quality assurance, documentation and reporting. The position oversees implementation of M and E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funding agencies and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outcome and impact.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Offers overall coordination of UWESO M&E activities, facilitates and monitors the implementation of projects
Manages and executes M&E activities included in the annual work plan, with particular focus on results, impacts and lesson learn
·         Ensures that appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and collects required data.
·         Identifies monitoring and evaluation needs for projects and provides Technical Assistance (through training, mentorship etc) or coordinate its provision.
·         Oversees and guides the MIS and project databases.
Actively participates in research design, implementation and reporting
Compile and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated UWESO progress reports for project management
·         Conducts supervisory visits to regions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/ Quantitative Economics.
·         Skills in Project Planning and Management, Management Information Systems are an added advantage.
·         Three or more years’ experience in similar post


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Send a Cow UK Careers - HR Adviser

Job Title: HR Adviser
Organisation: Send a Cow UK
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About SAC:
Since 1988 Send a Cow (SAC) has transformed a million lives, by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, it helps families leave poverty behind for good. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.

Send a Cow Uganda (SACU) is registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Uganda (registration S.5914/1894), and is constituted with a local Board who ensure that SACU meets local legal obligations, input into the strategic planning process, and provide support, and networking and other development opportunities.

Job Summary: The incumbent will offer Human Resource management support and advice to all SAC areas of operation in Africa: Lesotho, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Zambia.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. HR Strategy:
  • Assist the Head of HR to develop a strategic approach to HR within the African Country Programs
  • Develop and review HR policies and Procedures to ensure effective an, fair and equitable management of staff in all African Country Programs,
  • Working closely with the Country Directors ensure adherence to local employment law
  • Be aware and up to date on any employment law changes in each African country of operation,
  • Integrate Send a Cow values in to all HR policies and practices throughout African programs.
2. HR systems:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Carry out proper selection and recruitment processes
  • Carry out staff orientation and induction
  • Actively coordinate the staff appraisal process
  • Responsible for performance management coordination
  • Analyzing staff training needs.
3. Information Systems and staff Records:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Ensure Personal staff information is relevant, accurate and concise containing all the key documents required to comply with SAC policies,
  • Staff leave process locally are robust and fit for purpose,
  • Staff sickness/absence is monitored and reported,
  • Ensure contracts comply with SAC policies and local laws
  • Ensure confidentiality of staff information
4. Policy Development and Compliance:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Institute an up to date and country specific HR manual, which complies with all local employment laws which is communicated and available to all staff,
  • Ensure policies are understood and staff are supported to undertake key processes of Recruitment and Selection, performance Management, Disciplinary and Grievance,
  • Ensure policies are disseminated to staff
5. Reporting:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Provide Board reports on key HR strategies as required,
  • Supply as required information to be presented to the UK Board,
  • Actively coordinate the monthly Country reporting process on key HR strategies,
6. Salaries, Terms and Conditions:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Deliver the key principles of salaries, terms and conditions,
  • Ensure fairness and equity within salaries
  • Work towards consistency in all terms and conditions in all areas of operation.
7. Learning and Development:  In each Country, support the Country Director/Operational teams to:
  • Identify development needs for each member of staff,
  • Identify and support ‘talent’ within all African Programs
  • Work with local training providers or support local trainers to deliver key strategies on Management Development, Health and Safety, HR policies, Performance management, Skills enhancement and knowledge acquisition,
  • Assist the Head of HR to develop a learning organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelors’ degree in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or other related field. Postgraduate training in a related field is added advantage
  • Four or more years’ experience in operational HR, offering support at a senior level
  • Past experience in NGO work.
  • Prior experience in Human Resource management
  • Skills and knowledge in policy development and implementation
  • Able to write concise and accurate reports,
  • Past exposure and experience of preparing and monitoring work plans
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent Coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills

How to Apply:
If you wish to apply, please download the following: job description/person specification, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form, guidance on completing three key achievements

Your application must include the following:
  • A completed Send a Cow Application Form, Download here
  • A competed Equal Opportunities form, Download here
  • A copy of your three most recent/relevant qualifications
  • Details of  ‘three key achievements’, outlined according to instructions, Download guidelines
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Uganda

Please send your completed application to:  applications@sendacow.org

Deadline: 17th October 2014

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UWESO NGO Careers - Farm Extension Officer

Organisation: UWESO
Duty Station: Wakiso, Uganda
Reports to:
Administrator MCV

About UWESO:
UWESO received a grant from the Government of Belgium under its Belgium Survival Fund wamounting to US$ 1.45 Million, this fund was administered through IFAD to implement the UWESO Development Project for orphans and their families in the UWESO Core Districts of Mbarara, Masaka, Lira Kumi and Soroti.  This project offered primary school scholarships and vocational training for orphans and also supported income-generating activities for orphan families and community volunteers who take care of orphans.
Job Summary: The Farm Extension Officer will support MCV make better decisions to increase agricultural production

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Support in the Development and Preparation of currently unused land for farming purposes
Manage the growing, harvesting and storage of food production
·         Together with other farm employees carry out practical activities e.g. feeding livestock and poultry, spraying fields, spraying the animals and birds
·         Initiate the need for the supplies for the farm such as animal drugs, fertilizers, seeds
·         Assist in the treatment of animal and crop diseases.
·         Ensure economic use of farm land
·         Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
·         Maintaining and monitoring the quality of produce, both livestock and crop
·         Understanding the implication of weather and making contingency plans for both the animals and crops.
·         Keeping farm records up to date-including animal health, yields, sales, incomes and expenditure

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         At least a Diploma in Agriculture.
At least two years relevant experience in the same position
Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Good MS office skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with certified copies of academic transcripts, detailed CVs with salary history, contact addresses of 3 work related referees to the Human Resource Officer, Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamokya, P.O. Box 8419, Kampala, Uganda or email to jobs@uweso.org
(All email applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size – 5MB)
Deadline: Friday 10th October 2014.
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