United Nations UNISFA Careers - Administrative Assistant

Organization: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: FS4
Job Opening Number: 14-ADM-UNISFA-38636-F-ENTEBBE (M)
Report to: Chief Administrative Services

About UNISFA:
The Security Council, by its resolution 1990 PDF Document of 27 June 2011, responded to the urgent situation in Sudan’s Abyei region by establishing the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The Security Council was deeply concerned by the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement.

The operation will monitor the flashpoint border between north and south, and is authorized to use force in protecting civilians and humanitarian workers in Abyei.

UNISFA’s establishment came after the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) reached an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to demilitarize Abyei and let Ethiopian troops to monitor the area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Administrative Assistant FS-4 will carry out the following duties:
1. Human Resources Management:
  • Initiate, review, process and follow-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g., recruitment of staff and consultants, placement, promotion, relocation, performance appraisal, job classification review, separation of staff members, training, etc…, ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures.
  • Update and maintain a roster of prospective candidates; participate in the selection of candidates for secretarial, clerical and field service related category positions; evaluate and screen applications of such candidates, prepare profiles of candidates, conduct preliminary interviews, conduct roster searches for vacancies and identify short-lists of candidates.
  • Manage the maintenance of the mission vacancy announcement files and keep track of status of all current vacancy announcements; ensure that recommendations regarding changes in contractual status of staff comply with established procedure and policy; convene rebuttal and recourse panels; prepare documents for promotion, special post allowance, review of entry level and within grade allowance panels.
  • Maintain and monitor the mission staffing table and prepare relevant statistical data and charts as required.
2. Budget and Finance:
  • Support in the preparation and review of financial and human resource proposals and consolidate the budget and work programme with respect to the field mission’s budget, trust funds, grants and procurement.
  • Consolidate data received from other sections regarding budget submissions; assist in preparation of supporting narrative and tables regarding the budget cost estimates, coordinate with other sections regarding any clarification or additional input required for the formulation of the yearly budget.
  • Technically support managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Actively monitor integrity of various financial databases and verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data recorded.
  • Intuitively review requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged and availability of funds.
3. General Administration:
  • Draft routine correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant administrative, financial audit and personnel matters; schedule meetings and appointments; maintain files of administrative instructions and other rules and regulations; provide guidance and training to other administrative assistants.
  • Actively coordinate extensively with service units and liaise frequently with internal team members both at the Headquarters and in the field.
  • Perform other related administrative duties, as required e.g., operational travel plan for unit/section; attendance and leave recording; physical space allocation plans and the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems, assist with the organization and coordination of seminars, conferences and translations.
  • Guide, train and supervise more junior level staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Administrative Assistant should hold a high school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in administrative services, finance, human resources, business administration or related area is a requirement.
  • A minimum of six or more (6) years of progressively responsible experience within the United Nations system or the private sector in the field of finance, accounting, human resources, audit, administrative services, or in other related fields.
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 a second United Nations official language is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:
Core Competencies:
Professionalism – Ability and experience across a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work program, human resources, database management, good drafting skills, etc.  Knowledge and application of the UN systems, staff rules and regulations. Ability to manage processes, maintain accurate records, interpret/analyse a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data discrepancies and activity problems.  High degree of commitment to ensure the proper use of the unit’s financial resources. Shows 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; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all area of work.
Planning & Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amounts 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.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as the Administrative Assistant should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.


Deadline: 4th December, 2014

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Non-profit Jobs - Programme Manager West Nile at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About AKF:
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF (East Africa) has worked in the region by forming intellectual and financial partnerships, focusing on specific social and economic development problems in sectors that include civil society, health, education and rural development. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, AKF reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender. AKF supports programming in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda that contributes to a better quality of life for hundreds of communities.

Job Summary: The AKF Programme Manager West Nile will be responsible for the overall running of the programme on a day-to-day basis, strategically, programmatically and administratively

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer overall leadership and management to AKF programme in West Nile, including overseeing programme implementation, financial management : and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Steer the development of strategic and annual : programmatic plans and ensure coordination and synergy of various programme components to meet ; the desired outcomes
  • Ensure compliance with AKF policies and procedures and donor regulations, including financial oversight and grant management
  • Supervise, mentor, recruit and orient staff directly and indirectly including but not limited to promoting capacity development of staff in accordance with the needs of the programme
  • Represent AKF and maintain relationship with relevant government authorities and external organisations and supporting AKF in policy engagement
  • Significantly contribute to the development of high quality proposals and budgets for resource mobilization strategy in the region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, international development or a relevant field
  • Five or more years relevant sector experience in development with a similar organization
  • Three or more years’ experience in a leadership position in development sector in Uganda, East Africa or other regions of the developing world
  • Past exposure and experience with multi-sector programming
  • Familiarity with grant management, including preparation and monitoring of budgets.
  • Good working knowledge of the government administration and the legal, fiscal and policy context in Uganda an advantage
  • Proven skills in project development, proposal writing, implementation and monitoring Excellent organisational, inter-personal and communication skills

How to Apply: 
All interested candidates who desire to join the Aga Khan Foundation should send a cover letter explaining why they are best suited for this particular position, CV (not exceeding 4 pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees to the Country Director - Aga Khan Foundation, Uganda by e-mail to akf.uganda@akdn.org with “Programme Manager” in the subject line.

Deadline: 19th December 2014

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Barclays Bank UK Careers - Financial Controller

Job Title:  Financial Controller (00186799)
Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.  With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people. We provide corporate banking solutions to businesses with an annual turnover of more than £5 million in the UK, and to large local companies, financial institutions and multinationals in non-UK markets. We support the success and growth of our clients by providing lending, risk management, cash and liquidity management, trade finance, and asset and sales financing.

Job Summary: The Barclays Financial Controller will be accountable for all Financial Control activity undertaken in Uganda. This will include operating the control environment in accordance with Group policies including the Account Ownership and Reconciliation and eliminations policies, operating any relevant SOX controls and processes as the SOX owner for the platform, maintaining the books and records of the Bank and subsidiary entities. The job holder will also be responsible for the production and review of all local regulatory reporting, including the production of regulatory balance sheet and profit and loss for the bank and subsidiaries under local rules, production of funding plans, dealing with regulatory request and queries as well as managing regulatory audits. They will be required to engage with the local regulator as necessary.  The role is also responsible for delivering accurate and timely reporting to the Barclays Africa Group which will include managing the Group SAP entities of Uganda, making and controlling any adjustments between local and Group reporting and maintaining a record of all such adjustments and completion and review of all sub-analysis data submitted for Group reporting. The incumbent is responsible for signing off on all financial data used for Group statutory and regulatory reporting. The role will also ensure Treasury funding bookings are made correctly and assist Tax with collection of data for tax returns.
  
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Financial reporting and Controls - 45%
  • Offers advanced financial analysis on a wide range of complex technical and business issues in connection with the jobholder’s area of responsibility, e.g. variances, trend, impact of change initiatives, impact of new accounting regulations, etc.
  • Provides an informed view of consolidated financial data, i.e. explaining how individual business areas trends are consolidated
  • Intuitively recommend actions on any items at risk in the balance sheet.
  • Keeps up to date with subject matter knowledge and best practice in this area.
  • Investigates internal accounting, and external reporting implications of new and amended accounts for own area of expertise
2. Reconciliation of financial accounts – 20%       
  • Intuitively review reports from the reconciliation department and spearhead the monthly reconciliation meetings with function heads.
  • Recommend actions on any items at risk in the balance sheet..
  • Support in compiling audit evidence and ensure all audit issues with regards the balance sheet have been resolved.
3. Team Building – 15%
  • Work as an effective member or leader of a team. Take personal responsibility to identify areas of performance improvement for self and team. Actively share knowledge learnt.
  • To manage and motivate direct reports, identifying individual and team development needs and providing coaching and recommending and / or arranging training.
  • Carry out formal performance and development reviews for direct reports.
4. Business Education – 20%
  • Acts as a centre of excellence for staff, providing expert help and guidance on a wide range of complex and difficult subjects. There is the need to apply in-depth technical knowledge, use their experience, understand the potential impact of decisions on other areas and interpret requirements.
  • Investigate and resolve the more complex problems, issues and queries liaising, with customers, suppliers and other experts, as appropriate.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Barclays Banking Job must have attained degree education or above, preferably in a numeric / accountancy / finance related discipline and hold a recognised accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA or ACA (or equivalent).
  • The candidate should have broad experience or knowledge of large company finance functions and how they operate coupled with a good understanding of accounting principles and core finance processes.
  • Past experience of the regulatory environment is seen as essential to deliver the brief, alongside which the role holder will have experience of working in a large organisation with complex matrix and entity structures, and have strong technical financial accounting and reporting knowledge (IFRS) gained within the Financial Services industry or a leading accountancy firm.  International / multi jurisdictional experience would also be seen as a desirable quality.
  • Significant experience of managing and utilising service centres (both within the UK and overseas) is also desirable.
  • The ideal candidate should have Navision and / or SAP system experience.
  • Past management experience is desired
Language skills: The role holder will have an excellent command of English language with strong written and verbal communications to deliver against our commitment to providing a world class service and drive our dedication to the client experience.

Personal Competencies:
  • The right candidate will be action orientated and a team player with a focus on continuous improvement in all areas of work.
  • Known for high energy, productivity and delivery.
  • Ability to achieve quality results with a challenging, positive, influential style.
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail, be creative but pragmatic with an ability to conceptualise and deliver at speed to agreed deadlines across a diverse workload. The skills of multitasking and prioritisation of workload are therefore seen as key to this to role with the desire to see issues through to a successful conclusion a must. A sound commercial approach should be a priority with a focus on best practice.
  • The individual will be able to demonstrate proven success in creative problem solving / issue resolution and display strong communication skills with different levels of seniority in formal / informal settings.
  • The role holder will have to work under their own initiative with minimal supervision and also as part of a wider Finance Team, maintaining good relations with colleagues across the wider Wealth Finance community.

How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:


Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.

For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com

Deadline:  8th December, 2014


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Qatar Airways (QA) Career Jobs - Sales Representative

Job Title: Sales Representative
Organisation: Qatar Airways (QA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Sales Manager

About QA:
Qatar Airways has gradually grown to reaching over 120 destinations worldwide, offering unmatched levels of service excellence that have helped excel the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. Qatar Airways was voted Airline of the Year 2011 and in 2012 in the prestigious Skytrax industry audit and it has won the confidence of the travelling public.

With a larger number of passengers and more choice available in the skies today, Qatar Airways is looking to maintain and grow their position in the marketplace with exceptional high-quality service with ever-increasing efficiency. In this highly competitive environment, Qatar Airways has achieved much with our phenomenal route expansion averaging 30% growth year to year and flying one of the most modern fleet of almost 120 aircraft in the skies today. Qatar Airways’ global network currently spans key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, with scheduled flights operating to and from our hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.

Job Summary: The Qatar Airways Sales Representative will be responsible for achieving profitable sales revenue to an agreed challenging target for a sales territory and/or portfolio of clients. The incumbent will proactively promote the Etihad brand, products and services through the primary distribution channels available. The job holder will also negotiate & account managing commercial agreements with top national accounts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Achieve the set revenue, yield and volume targets by zone
  • Complete, submit and agree weekly call plan of sales activity
  • Complete and execute individual account development plans for top 20% of agents
  • Ensure territory activity is within agreed cost of sale targets
  • All sales activity to be recorded in SFA data base
  • Sales calls to focus on top 20% of agents/corporate
  • Responsible for utilizing MIDT for plan sales objectives
  • Ensure targeted seat factor to be achieved as per budgets
  • Appropriate steps to be taken in consultation with sales manager and Pricing department to ensure competitive pricing
  • Independently work on day to day affairs of the station as per guidelines set by sales manager
  • Ensures station targets as well as individual targets of self and other sales executives achieved Perform any other responsibilities entrusted by sales manager during his/her absence

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidates for Qatar Airways Jobs should hold a relevant degree
  • At least five years airline or travel industry experience with a minimum of three years in a sales role.
  • Skills and knowledge in negotiation and Sales techniques
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Account Development Planning
  • Working knowledge of  MIDT, Sales Force Automation systems
  • Working knowledge of Reservations and Ticketing
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure and to short lead times.
  • Self starter with strong planning, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:
Please visit the web link below to Apply for this exciting opportunity in Qatar Airways.


Deadline: 9th December 2014

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Logistics Assistant Job Vacancy - Davis & Shirtliff Ltd

Organisation: Davis & Shirtliff Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Davis & Shirtliff Ltd was founded in 1946 and is the leading supplier of water related equipment in the East African Region. Its business activities mainly focus on six principal product sectors i.e. water pumps, water treatment, borehole equipment, swimming pools, solar products and generators.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for managing regional Logistics
  • Organising Dispatches to branches and stockists.
  • In charge of Import and Export clearing.
  • Update and maintain the store & warehouses
  • Perform any other tasks related to above. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate must be a graduate in Procurement & Logistics or related discipline from a recognised University. At least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree.
  • Three or more years’ experience in a similar position
  • Possess basic computer skills including MSWord and Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess a valid driving license would be an added advantage.
  • Must be a team player. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their handwritten applications and updated CV indicating email, daytime phone number, colour passport size photograph, current salary if employed and how soon you would be available to begin work, if selected: -
Head of Supply Division, Davis & Shirtliff Ltd, PO Box 22824 Kampala, Uganda

You can also E-mail your soft copy applications to: d&s@ug.dayliff.com

Deadline: 6th December 2014

NB:  Hard copies of the relevant testimonials and a photo should be brought for the interview.

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Product Manager Career - Manufacturing Company

Job Title:  Product Manager
Organization: Manufacturing Company
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Future Options Consulting Ltd is an HR consultancy company which seeks to recruit on behalf of its valued Client, a large manufacturing company in Uganda dealing in building and construction materials, with a network across East, Central and Southern Africa.

Job Summary: The Product Manager will co-ordinate and manage its integrated and strategic Product management efforts

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the development of Domestic Market for the Long Products (Hollow sections, Angles, reinforced bars, Z-purlins, etc.).
  • Work in consultation with marketing team to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer.
  • Operational responsibility for Domestic Sales Long Products.
  • Serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.
  • Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
  • Intuitively analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Offer guidance and management to the logistics department for steel products.
  • Provide input for strategic price and volume requirements, promotions and marketing.
  • Provide coaching to Sales staff to help meet sales and profitability goals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree-level qualification. A professional qualification in marketing is an added advantage.
  • Eight or more years product management experience in building and construction industry like Steel & Roofings, cement, paints, electrical fittings to name but a few.
  • Thorough knowledge of company products.
  • Excellent planning, co-ordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are invited to submit their applications enclosing curriculum vitae, along with the names and contacts of three referees. The applications should be sent by post, courier, hand delivered or via e-mail to the following address: The Director, Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 031 2265028/9, 0414-231204/206


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 5th December, 2014

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ThoughtWorks Jobs - Client Principal

Job Title:  Client Principal
Organisation: ThoughtWorks
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About ThoughtWorks:
ThoughtWorks understands that amazing human beings are the essence of exceptional organizations. ThoughtWorks is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change.

Job Summary: The Client Principal will build and maintain, value-based relationships with a growing number of senior stakeholders in our client accounts in order to drive long term, recurring revenue

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive the growth of new business in our target markets
  • Run 1-3 client accounts at a time and drive at least US$ 1 million revenue per annum
  • Become a trusted advisor and valued partner of client C-level executives
  • Continually stay up to date with the client’s business strategy and technology goals to build “win-win” value propositions for clients and ThoughtWorks
  • Maintain and promote a culture that emphasises our people and clients at the heart of everything we do
  • Support the development of a range of best practices around client and portfolio development in order to build our client base into a strategic asset
  • Assist ThoughtWorks drive 30% year on year growth in revenue
  • Understand the challenges faced in delivery of service offerings to clients and bring in the right skillsets to help address the challenges

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • At least five years of developing and managing senior client relationships in Uganda
  • Proven ability in acquiring and managing public sector contracts
  • At least five years in experience in a consulting environment
  • At least 3 years in a revenue generating role
  • Demonstrable experience of a highly consultative and solutions oriented approach
  • Developed expertise in and helped improve their client’s business
  • Seen as a problem solver by their clients
  • Excellent relationship managers skilled at negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Skilled in creating value propositions for clients
  • Past exposure and experience in delivering technology related projects is an added advantage
  • An individual with the experience, personal style and sophistication to develop and grow executive relationships.
  • Exhibit a high degree of maturity, intelligence, tact, confidence and executive presence
  • A national/regional sensibility and a sophisticated view of business and a strategic thinker with the ability to translate concepts and ideas into practical and tactical action.
  • Creativity and imagination, energy and enthusiasm
  • Highly goal-oriented self-starter with strong consultative instincts and skills who quickly and easily establishes rapport and credibility
  • An individual who is comfortable seeking out and interfacing with external constituents and has the personal and social attributes to create effective long-lasting relationships
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment where leading-edge thinking and impact are expected
    • Flexibility and adaptability in changing environments

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who desire to work with ThoughtWorks in the above mentioned portfolio should endeavour to visit the web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements.


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NGO Vacancies - Volunteer Social Business Consultant at Yunus Social Business (YSB)

Organisation: Yunus Social Business (YSB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About YSB:
Yunus Social Business (YSB) is social business accelerator, focusing on incubating and financing social businesses globally. A social business is a new kind of company that combines the strengths of both the social development and the business world. It is created with the sole purpose to solve a social problem like NGOs but to do so in a financially sustainable way like businesses. YSB was co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance organization Grameen Bank, as well as a variety of social businesses in Bangladesh and worldwide. A social business ourselves, we report directly to Professor Yunus, and we are part of the Grameen network of over 40 social businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Our main office is in Frankfurt, Germany and we have an on-the-ground presence through our local country teams in Albania, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Tunisia, India, and Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support of the Social Businesses participating in the YSB Uganda accelerator:
  • Responsible for the development of their business plans, development of financial modeling
  • Coaching of selected entrepreneurs, market research and competition analysis
2. Support of the investment process:
  • Management of the due diligence process with the entrepreneur
  • In charge of the preparation of investment memos for the Review Committees
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social Businesses that have been invested in
3. Continuous improvement of Social Business Fund reporting and tracking tools to monitor and evaluation the social as well as financial impact of the initiative
Perform any other activities dealing with the day-to-day or long-term business continuity and serving the purpose of advancing the Yunus Social Business Uganda

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience
  • Strategy consulting experience with SMEs is valued
  • Past experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital
  • Past experience in Project Management in the private sector
  • Numeracy, critical thinking, evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by excellent academic qualifications;
  • Possess the ability to work independently in a fast-pace loosely structured environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly as things change
  • Comfortable working with an entrepreneurial and international team
  • Skills in diplomacy and negotiation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An excellent understanding of “social business¨ and how this is related to other concepts, e.g. social innovation, social entrepreneurship, inclusive business, impact investing;
  • Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Willingness to travel outside of Kampala, including to rural areas
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a must

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this career position, please submit a CV and cover letter, in English, by email, to the following email address: uganda@yunussb.com, with subject line “Volunteer Social Business Consultant.”

Deadline: 8th December, 2014.


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Sales Engineer Jobs - Mantrac

Job Title:   Sales Engineer
Organisation: Mantrac
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Mantrac Uganda Ltd. is the sole authorized dealer for Caterpillar Products in Uganda. Mantrac Uganda Ltd. distributes and supports the full range of CAT construction equipment including Wheel Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, Dump Articulated Trucks, Backhoe Loaders, Excavators, Motor Graders, Track-TypeTractors, BCP products.

Job Summary: The Sales Engineer will be responsible for effective customer and prospect coverage to sell Caterpillar Machines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Machines sales of New Machines, Used machines, Machine rental Services and Lift trucks.
  • Achieving Sales Targets and Maintaining PINS as set out by Sales Manager.
  • In charge of ensuring that you have a good knowledge and awareness of the market, participating in all the sales activity in the market
  • Regularly reporting sales activities to Sales Manager or Managing Director in Sales Manager's absence
  • Completing customer call reports for each and every customer visit, completing Machine Population Reports, Updating Customer Profile Forms for both existing and new customers and Reporting won /lost sales using all the available tools and systems provided by the company
  • Maintaining regular customer contact by regular visiting customers, at their place of work, as assigned by the Sales Manager.
  • Responsible for the timely updating of product knowledge and attending training courses whenever required.
  • Conduct a needs analysis for different customer needs and be able to provide solutions, hence promoting sales and customer satisfaction
  • Build and foster working relationships with the customers and fellow employees. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Sales Engineer must hold a degree with a bias in engineering
  • Technical experience and sales experience are important for this job
  • Must be computer literate
  • The applicant must hold a valid driving license
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Initiate and generate activity and make prompt clear decisions

How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send a copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter including photocopies of your academic papers to the contact given below:
The Human Resource Manager,
Mantrac Uganda
Plot 17/41, 7th Street, Industrial Area
P.O BOX 7126 Kampala, Uganda
Email: hr@mantracuganda.com

Deadline: 5th, December 2014 by 5PM


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Platinum Credit Jobs - Branch Sales Manager

Organisation: Platinum Credit (U) Ltd
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Country Sales Manager

About Platinum:
Platinum Credit (U) Ltd is a subsidiary of Platcorp Holdings Ltd which operates as a holding company and through its subsidiaries offers provides emergency loans to individuals in the East African region.

Job Summary: The Platinum Branch Sales Manager will be responsible for total branch performance in accordance with the company policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meet defined sales goals.
  • Build and grow key relationships in Sales and Collections activities with stakeholders
  • The incumbent will be recruiting, retaining, working with and growing teams to solve specific challenges and accomplish tasks.
  • In charge of leading successful and ambitious teams
  • Responsible for Market intelligence and industry developments in the market.
  • Successful resolution of customer related issues/ complaints in a timely and professional way.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Branch Service Manager should have at least two years’ experience in a similar position preferably in a financial institution.
  • Hold a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to the address below; The Administration Officer; Platinum Credit (U) Ltd.
Send your application via email to: info@platinumcredit.co.ug.

Deadline: 1st December, 2014

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IBM Entry Level Careers - IT Specialist

Job Title: IT Specialist
Organisation: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: SO_DEL-0682027

About IBM:
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)  is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. This includes working with organizations and governments to build systems that improve traffic congestion, availability of clean water, and the health and safety of populations. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 18th year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame. The company was behind the inventions of the PC; SABRE travel reservation system; UPC codes, Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing computing system, and much more.

Job Summary: The IBM IT Specialist will Ensure Nil Monitoring, Hygiene Failures and Manual Errors, They will also Achieve Service Level Attainment (SLA) of 99.82% by year end by high focus on addressing root causes & hygiene issues elimination and will also Restrict Client escalations to a max of 1 in the account.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure Nil Monitoring, Hygiene Failures and Manual
  • Restrict Client escalations to a max of 1 in the account
  • Update and maintain "audit ready" posture in critical areas : System Access Controls, Identity and Access Management, H/C, all above including Subsystems, by processes execution combining tooling and manual effort (where required) and Risk Management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a good Bachelor's Degree. Possession of a Master's Degree is and added advantage
  • A minimum of two or more years’ experience in IT. Four years will be preferred
  • Proven ability to quickly respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Good knowledge and understanding the impact of their work on others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills

Language Proficiency:  Fluency in written and spoken English

NB: IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to Apply:
If you suit the above job profile and desire to work with in of the world’s leading technology giants, IBM, then please visit the web link below to visit recruitment site and Click Apply.
          

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UIA Career Jobs - Senior Investment Executive -Research

Organisation: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About UIA:
Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), set up under the investment Code 1991 is a statutory agency mandated to initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and to advise Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Intuitively review national economic parameters and guide institution on the implication on investment.
  • Research on businesses in Uganda and determine parameters that impede investment and the business climate.
  • Compile and submit annual and quarterly investment reports including reviews of project conversion ratios.
  • Conduct quarterly and annual evaluation surveys of the one stop centre.
  • Carry out information research needed to support investment promotion and facilitation & aftercare divisions (in conjunction with other division staff) by among others updating sector profiles and other investment publications.
  • Actively facilitate production of internal and external reports and any other reports targeted at UIA stakeholders (analyse and communicate performance results and provide investment information.
  • Carry out research to support specific policy positions relevant to investors by keeping abreast of outside research and studies and also preparing position papers to stakeholders.
  • Prepare research proposals for funding research needs of the institution and stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in Economics, Quantitative Economics, Statistics, Economic Policy Planning or Management or the equivalent from a recognised Institution. Possession of a Bachelors’ degree in Economics or the equivalent from a recognised Institution
  • At least five years working experience conducting research studies in a Government or Private sector institution
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SPSS;

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with comprehensive CVs, copies of certificates and/or testimonials together with the applicant’s telephone contact, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be sent to: The Executive Director Uganda Investment Authority P.O. Box 7418, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 8th December, 2014.


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Head of Acceleration and Investments Job Vacancy - Yunus Social Business (YSB)

Organisation: Yunus Social Business (YSB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director

About YSB:
Yunus Social Business (YSB) is social business accelerator, focusing on incubating and financing social businesses globally. A social business is a new kind of company that combines the strengths of both the social development and the business world. It is created with the sole purpose to solve a social problem like NGOs but to do so in a financially sustainable way like businesses. YSB was co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance organization Grameen Bank, as well as a variety of social businesses in Bangladesh and worldwide. A social business ourselves, we report directly to Professor Yunus, and we are part of the Grameen network of over 40 social businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Our main office is in Frankfurt, Germany and we have an on-the-ground presence through our local country teams in Albania, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Tunisia, India, and Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Structuring and implementing the social business investment process, suggesting continuous Improvements in the
    • Search, selection and acceleration process
    • Due diligence and investment process (including preparation of Review and Investment committees)
    • Monitoring & support of the social businesses in the investment portfolio
  • Working in liaison with Social Business Consultants, maintaining relations with investees in the portfolio, in particular ensuring that
    • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting is performed
    • Adequate support is given to each Social Business
    • If there are any issues (lack of reporting, underperformance, mission drift), they are escalated
  • Actively contributing to building and maintaining relation with external parties involved in the support of the entrepreneurs (coaches, mentors, lawyers, auditors and accountants)
  • Build-up, structure and manage set-up of joint venture initiatives and projects in Uganda with multinational companies in close cooperation with Executive Director and counter-part at YSB Global Initiatives and subsequent managing of consultant team working on joint venture projects
  • Supporting fund raising activities on a local level, such as drafting of investor proposals, supporting Executive Director in negotiation of investment proposals, as well as supporting on investment reporting
  • Managing and mentoring the Social Business consultants
  • Work in liaison with the Program Director (based in Frankfurt) on any overall project topics
  • Close collaboration with the Social Business Fund manager (based in Frankfurt) on Fund related topics
  • Perform any other activities dealing with the day-to-day or long-term business continuity and serving the purpose of advancing the Yunus Social Business Uganda

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s degree and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience
  • Strategy consulting experience with SMEs is valued
  • Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital
  • Past Project Management experience in the private sector
  • Numeracy, critical thinking, evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by excellent academic qualifications;
  • Possess the ability to work independently in a fast-pace loosely structured environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly as things change
  • Comfortable working with an entrepreneurial and international team
  • Excellent diplomacy, negotiating skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An excellent understanding of social business and how this is related to other concepts, e.g. social innovation, social entrepreneurship, inclusive business, impact investing;
  • Computer literacy i.e. familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Willingness to travel outside of Kampala, including to rural areas
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a must

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this career position, please submit a CV and cover letter, in English, by email, to the following email address: eriab.kiiza@yunussb.com, with subject line “Head of Acceleration and Investments.”

Deadline: 8th December, 2014.


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Manager, Operations Job - Banar Collections Ltd

Organisation: Banar Collections Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager, Operations

About US:
Banar Collections Ltd is the leading debt collection agency and credit consultancy firm in Uganda, offering services mainly to Commercial Banks, Government and Corporate Institutions.

Job Summary: The Manager, Operations is responsible for developing, supporting and promoting an environment of a high level performing debt collection unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Commercial:
  • Achievement of income and cost targets
  • Team supervision, mentoring and performance management
  • In charge of Collection & Recovery Strategy
  • Operational and legal risk management and control
  • Portfolio retention and expansion
  • Management Information(MI) reporting, trend analysis and projections
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate process flows
  • Client relationship management
2. Customer Service:
  • Provide professional and effective services to internal and external customers / clients, to meet customer expectations, particularly in terms of quality and timelines in line with departmental standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate courteously with internal and external clients by telephone, email or face to face, building positive relationships, investigating, responding to and progressing issues and queries to successive conclusion at the earliest time possible.
  • Speak positively and enthusiastically about the company and its products and services to ensure that a professional company and brand image is provided at all times to customers, clients and colleagues.
3. Team Work:
  • To work as part of a team to achieve the departmental standards.
  • To work together with other departments and divisions within the company to identify any process improvements and improve standards, efficiency and profitability.
4. Knowledge:
  • The incumbent will ensure a good level of understanding and knowledge of the company’s products and services, which is improved and maintained at all times, ensuring that client queries can be dealt with accurately and appropriately and supported by the department.
  • To take responsibility for own personal development in line with agreed annual performance objectives.
  • Perform any other duties as the management may from time to time reasonably require. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:   
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Economics, Business Administration, or Commerce.
  • Additional qualifications in Banking or Credit are an added advantage.
  • At least five years working experience at managerial level in the financial services industry preferably in a credit administration department, debt collection or branch operations
  • Good negotiation skills with ability to assess issues and be assertive / firm with clients as required.
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, telephone manners and techniques
  • Good general administration, planning, organizing and time management skills.
  • Highly tenacious, with ability to work autonomously and take responsibility.
  • Possess the ability to understand terms and conditions of contracts, to analyze slow moving accounts and outline a collection strategy to resolve each case.
  • Ability to collate and present information and work with people.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to analyze data is essential and mandatory.
  • Knowledge of basic book keeping, debts and credits.

How to Apply: 
Please download and send complete a “soft copy” application form and submit it as a Microsoft Word attachment by email to sourcing@banar.co.ug.

Deadline: Friday, 5th December, 2014.


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