United Nations WFP Careers - Senior Programme Assistant at World Food Programme

Organisation: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator - Emergency Preparedness and Response and Refugees (EPRR)
Grade: G6
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-15-2014

About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The WFP Senior Programme Assistant will work closely with the Coordinator - Emergency Preparedness and Response and Refugees (EPRR) to facilitate and support implementation of emergency programmes

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support Emergency Preparedness and Response and Refugees (EPRR) programme implementation and monitoring;
  • Render support to emergency preparedness and planning at all levels within WFP and capacity building of government in developing early warning and emergency preparedness systems;
  • Work closely with concerned parties, complete the emergency and response checklists and consolidate an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the Country Office;
  • Conduct monitoring of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan activities and submit monthly and annual reports;
  • Actively support all other activities in the EPRR unit including to facilitate and support partnership processes;
  • Update and maintain records on programme activities, from formulation stage through completion, make information available for country briefs, country profiles, and other related purposes and ensure project cycle deadlines are met;
  • Send periodic timely and accurate monthly reports on implementation of general food and cash distributions, supplementary feeding and livelihood activities in the refugee programme;
  • Monitor, update and track data related to project issues, commodity pipelines and financial allotment status reports, informing the relevant divisions accordingly; ensure accuracy of data related to the above;
  • In charge of all administrative duties such as coordinating the process of organizing workshops and meeting for sub-unit, coordinating missions to the Country Office and sub-offices;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Senior Programme Assistant should hold a University degree in either of the following disciplines: Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or afield relevant to international development assistance;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience gained from a reputable institution;
  • The applicants should have sound judgment;
  • Possess the ability to extract, interpret, analyze, format data and resolve, operational problems; work with minimum supervision;
  • Supervise and train support staff and work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
  • Excellent command of both written & oral English is essential;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer, UN World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline: Thursday, 8th January 2015

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SNV International Non-profit Careers - Nutrition Project Officer

Organization: SNV
Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda
         
About SNV:
SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation founded in 1965. SNV has long-term, local presence in 38 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV started working in Uganda in 1989. We work with 80 local service providers to reach 200,000 families in 108 districts. We focus on three sectors: Agriculture; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We facilitate market-oriented services, evidence-based advocacy and promote knowledge development.

About Project:
Uganda has high rates of malnutrition, despite its economic growth. The Government of Uganda formulated the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (2011 - 2016) as the overarching policy framework to guide multi-sectorial nutrition interventions in the country. Within this framework, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), KIT - the Royal Tropical Institute and the Centre for Development of Wageningen UR (CDI) have developed an innovative Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) project to be implemented in Uganda and Zambia. The goal of the project is to improve nutrition through adoption of agro-biodiversity and improve dietary diversity at the household level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Technically support of district nutritional teams: support the DNT in capacity building and upscaling of activities.
  • Induce behavioral change campaigns: lead the development of behavioral change communication methodologies that will be linked to district planning and implementation.
  • Trigger demand and supply for nutritious food: build local capacity to produce and consume nutritious food.
  • In charge of coordinating project activities with Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) initiative and other nutrition initiatives at national level.
  • Documentation and sharing results and lessons learnt from the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Master's degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. . .
  • At least three years’ experience in nutrition programs, with experience in behavioral change campaigns, gender, women empowerment and market-led approaches.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on how to improve dietary diversity at intra-household level.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing result oriented projects.
  • Past experience in providing capacity development services.
  • Interested to undertake extensive field work.
  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work independently.
  • Team player and relationship builder, ability to work with, a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, households, private sector companies, government, and NGOs).

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join SNV should send an application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae, names and contact details of two professional referees to: uganda@snvworld.org.

Deadline: 5th January, 2015 by 17:00 Hours

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UN World Food Programme (WFP) Jobs - Driver

Job Title:   Driver
Organisation: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administrative Assistant
Grade: G2
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-17-2014

About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The UN WFP Driver will be responsible for safe transportation of passengers, equipment, mail etc. and proper maintenance of the assigned vehicle

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide timely and reliable driving services by using assigned vehicle for the transport of authorised WFP staff members, officials and visitors as per authorized routing following UN safety and security rules and regulations;
  • Deliver and collect goods, mail, documents and other items
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil. water, battery, brakes, tyres etc
  • Carry out minor repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept dean and in good running condition at all times:
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.; Produce weekly records of mileage travelled and tonnage moved:
  • Read and understand specific vehicle/ operating manuals to ensure the safety and appropriate operations of the vehicle;
  • Negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in designated areas:
  • Take the steps required in accordance with the rules and regulations in case of an accident;
  • Perform any other related duties as maybe assigned by the Finance and Administrative Assistant.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for UN World Food Programme Driver vacancy should hold a Uganda Certificate of Education (O Level) is desirable;
  • A minimum of two or more years work experience as a Driver plus a safe driving record gained from a reputable organization;
  • Hold a valid and clean driving license;
  • Defensive driving and first aid training is desirable;
  • Excellent command of both written & oral English is essential;
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;


How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer, UN World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline: Thursday, 8th January 2015

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Save the Children International Non-profit Careers - Director, Financial Management and Operations

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Save the Children:
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.

Job Summary: The Financial Management and Operations Director (FOD) is responsible for the overall financial management and administration for the program funded by USAID in Uganda. The FOD will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports. S/he will also provide expert advice to the Chief of Party and other senior staff on strategic financial management issues, in order to maximize cost-effectiveness in the allocation of project resources. The FOD will also provide rigorous and detailed financial analysis to the Chief of Party and budget holders on a timely basis to aid the identification and mitigation of issues and risks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected.; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively
  • Intuitively review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management
  • Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback as well as for distribution to Senior Management
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Regularly review and submit reports to Save the Children headquarters
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned Save the Children International job should hold a    Master’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • At least ten years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, and international development assistance programs in diverse geographic locations.
  • Solid expertise in managing and supervising staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements is critical.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded procurements and grants/sub-contracts.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills in English required
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

NB: Ugandan nationals encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading international NGOs, Save the Children, should apply online by clicking on blue link below.



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118 Fresh Graduate Immigration Officer Trainee - Other Disciplines Jobs at Ministry of Internal Affairs

Organization: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ref. No.: HRM 53/272/01
Salary Scale: U4

About MIA:
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has been given the mandate to maintain a peaceful, safe and stable Uganda by the Ugandan Government. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is made up of Departments and Directorates of which each plays a vital role in the overall responsibilities of the Ministry, The main Departments and Directorates include:
  • The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control
  • National Community Service Programme
  • Finance and Administration
  • Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratories
  • National Focal Point for Small Arms
  • NGO Board
  • Amnesty Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Immigration Officer Trainee will be report to the Senior Immigration Officer for performing the following duties:
  • Processing travel documents, work and residence permits.
  • In charge of border patrol.
  • The Trainees will be compiling Immigration statistics.
  • Perform investigations regarding immigration matters.
  • Issuing of entry and exit visas.
  • Perform any other duties that          may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Immigration Officer Trainees should be Ugandans who possess  Honours Bachelors Degrees in either in Arts, or Social Sciences or Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) or Management or Management Science or International Business Studies or Statistics or Law or Business Administration and Management or Development Studies or Public Administration and Management or Ethics or Tourism, and any other Course in Humanities.
  • Possession of a Masters Degree in the relevant discipline and knowledge of foreign language such as Chinese and Arabic will be an added advantage.
  • The applicants should be highly results oriented with good code of ethics and a high degree of personal integrity
  • Possess excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills
  • Basic Computer knowledge
  • Possess the ability to adapt to multi-cultural setting, innovation and concern for quality and standards, Self-awareness.

Age: Between 21 – 30 years

NB: The applicants for the Posts of Immigration Officer shall be required to:
  • Pass the described physical fitness and health tests in accordance with the Laws of Uganda.
  • Successfully undergo the immigration specialized training for a maximum of nine (9) months at Government expense as a pre-condition for appointment.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala, Uganda. The Application and Summary Forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the PSC website, download here. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Application forms should bear the title of the post followed by the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. The appropriate Advert Title e.g. "PSC External Advert. No. 3/2014” should be indicated in capital letters on the top of each first page of the Public Service Form No. 3 (2008). Applicants should attach three sets of photocopies of their certificates and testimonials. Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.
Applicants should attach three (3) recent certified passport size photographs and should apply for a maximum of only two (2) posts clearly indicating the first and second choice on the application.

Deadline: 12th January, 2015

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UN World Food Programme (WFP) Career Jobs - Field Monitor

Job Title:  Field Monitor
Organisation: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme Assistant
Grade: G4
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-13-2014

About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The UN Field Monitor will be responsible for monitoring WFP programmes in the coverage areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively coordinate and monitor the implementation of the assistance programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the cooperating partners;
  • Actively monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged;
  • Oversee the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to Field Officers and others on the distribution;
  • Assist in the conducting of regular meetings of refugee leaders and cooperating partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues; Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback accordingly;
  • Render support in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and sensitizing public opinion on gender issues and gender focused activities;
  • Report periodically to the supervisor on relevant events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues;
  • Identify any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the appropriate personnel;
  • Supervise and train other personnel as appropriate;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Field Monitor vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Agriculture obtained from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of three or more (3) years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of statistics or refugee operations gained from a reputable organization;
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
  • Excellent command of both written & oral English is essential;
  • The applicants should possess the ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of Programme issues, statistical information, maintain accurate and precise records, work effectively with people of different national and cultural background coupled

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer, UN World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline: Thursday, 8th January 2015

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USAID STAR-E Project Careers - Capacity Building Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organisation: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project: USAID-supported District-based HIV/ TB Project (STAR-E)
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Job ID: 13-7948

About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including STAR-E in Eastern Uganda. STAR-E a 5-year USAID-supported District-based HIV/ TB Project ending in March 2015, focuses on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities, headquartered in Mbale, with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko districts.

Job Summary: The Capacity Building Specialist will be responsible for overseeing coordination and implementation of community level activities related to comprehensive HIV/TB Service provision. This includes coordinating activities to ensure the provision and scale up of continuum of care for TB and TB/HIV activities from facility to community level. The Capacity Building Specialist will ensure close collaboration with DHMTs, District councils and related District HIV/TB Program Coordinators. Under the supervision of the STA & DHO, the Capacity Building Specialist will coordinate and provide technical assistance in the implementation of joint HIV/TB activities at district and community levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in liaison with DHMT and relevant stakeholders in planning and implementation of detailed community work plan in support of HIV/AIDS & TB in the District.
  • Actively coordinate in the development of and implementation of the District to Homes model that will ensure continuity of care from facility to community level on TB/HIV activities.
  • Implement community project activities in the district through district and peripheral health units, in close collaboration with the District TB Officer and HIV/AIDS Focal Person.
  • Supervise in case finding and chemotherapy of Tuberculosis through DOTS strategy at community and household level.
  • Maintain an updated and accurate Community Tuberculosis register; compile quarterly reports to the DHO and DBHP Office.
  • Work closely with DHO, District TB Officer, and HIV/AIDS Focal Person for training peripheral health workers.
  • Actively support Village Health Teams (VHTs) in educating patients and the community on TB/HIV prevention, care and support.
  • Order supplies – sputum containers, stationery for the community and monitor their distribution and availability.
  • Actively collaborate with health facilities, VHTs and other care providers on provision of community care, transportation of sputum specimens from community sputum collection points to health facilities and collection of results back to the community.
  • Organize quarterly district meetings at health center and district level in liaison with health center in charge, CBOs and District TB Officer and related Coordinators to review progress and plans of the quarter.
  • Coordinate community based TB/HIV activities which includes community leader mobilization, Information education and Communication (IEC) Social Mobilization campaigns and behavioral change communication (BCC).
  • Build and strengthen linkages and referral system between health facilities and community based activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in community health or Diploma in Public Health, nursing or any other related experience 2-3 years,
  • Past experience working with non-governmental organizations and community based organization required,
  • Significant experience working with district and health center level Health Workers
  • Strong knowledge of TB or HIV/AIDS or infectious diseases programming,
  • Significant experience with donor-funded projects highly desirable and interactions with health facilities required,
  • Working knowledge of project management and monitoring a must,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting.

How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join Management Sciences for Health (MSH)’s USAID STAR-E Project should Apply Online by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 14th January 2015

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United Nations UNICEF Job Vacancies - RapidPro Health Suite Product Manager

Job Title:  RapidPro Health Suite Product Manager
Organisation: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: P4 / NO-D
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: RapidPro Health Suite Product Manager

About UNICEF:
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.  Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

About UNICEF Global Innovation Lab:
UNICEF’s Innovation Unit and the UNICEF Global Innovation Centre are currently planning the scale up of several mobile driven tools supporting core UNICEF programmes such as in health, education, nutrition, coordination with partners, and broadcast media to facilitate gathering direct information in a timely and cost effective manner from hundreds of thousands of young people on everything from access to safe drinking water to views and behaviors about HIV and sex. Current development of the open-source technologies supporting UNICEF’s programmes require tools and components designed to accelerate replication by other country offices.

Evidence shows that digital health (eHealth), including strategies that leverage mobile technologies such as Short Message Service (SMS), can improve routine service delivery in terms of timely data collection and quality case management. Many of these eHealth systems show great potential in accelerating progress towards improving health service delivery. For example, in Uganda a nationally scaled RapidSMS based solution called mTrac supported by UNICEF and WHO has allowed the government to track anti-malarial medicines, contributing to a reduction in stock-outs from 79% in 2011 to 15.4% by 2014. However, current experience to date has been based primarily on pilot projects with few evaluations. As a result, large-scale implementation or integration of eHealth innovations within national government health programs is still limited. Therefore, there is an absence of adequate evidence about what works and knowledge of how to scale interventions that have demonstrated efficacy; and increasing calls for an evidence-based ‘systems approach’ to integrating these strategies into existing health systems.

One of the biggest challenges facing government and health development partners is the effort and cost required to deploy even the most basic eHealth system. While there are a number of eHealth tools that are hosted in the cloud or run off local computers, emerging government policies and laws are now increasingly requiring health data to be hosted at in-country data centres. This often necessitates sending in expensive foreign consultants, and hiring and training numerous technical staff to manage at great cost. Furthermore, establishing reverse-billed short codes – often a requirement for many mobile eHealth applications – can take years of negotiation with Mobile Network Operators in some countries. Furthermore, most investments in the eHealth space still do not take into account emerging best practices on enterprise level health information system architecture, including those coming from communities such as OpenHIE.

To address this, UNICEF has developed RapidPro.[1] RapidPro is designed for programmatic experts--not technologists--to be able to easily create SMS-based workflows to monitor programmes, track activities, or engage with beneficiaries. The platform includes tools for quick graphing and data analysis, as well as the ability to export data directly to Excel for further analysis. It retains and expands upon the functionalities of RapidSMS, which powers U-report, mTrac, Mother Reminder, Project Mwana, and the Rwanda’s RapidSMS 1,000 Days, but is easy to setup and manage without technical expertise. In addition, local government cloud hosting arrangements, service, and contracts with Mobile Network Operators will be taken care of by the UNICEF Global Innovation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. UNICEF programmes in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are planning to either upgrade their current RapidSMS systems or implement new programmes on top of the RapidPro platform. All other UNICEF programmes are being encouraged to adopt RapidPro as the platform of choice for running SMS based mobile programmes.

The Innovation Center in Nairobi and the UNICEF Innovation Unit in New Yorkscaling up RapidPro (http://www.rapidpro.io/) as UNICEF’s mobile phone based system for Real Time Data collection for improved monitoring of service delivery. RapidPro is a communication engine to power connections among decision makers, young people, and frontline workers and UNICEF. It’s been designed based on seven years’ experience, challenges, failures, successes, and lessons learned around implementing RapidSMS. It is specifically designed for programmatic experts not technologists to be able to set up, easily create SMS-based workflows, and monitor programs, track activities, or engage with beneficiaries.

UNICEF is currently exploring opportunities to support alignment of a number of key eHealth tools - including DHIS2, iHRIS - through the promotion and adoption of emerging best practices around health systems enterprise level architecture and Application Protocol Interfaces (API’s), and extend the functionality of a core set of eHealth tools that are already serving as the foundation for many national Health Information Systems through RapidPro; increasing the effectiveness of these tools exponentially and creating a platform for expanding specific interventions and programmes.

Additionally, a broader RapidPro supported “eHealth Suite of Tools” is planned, which will update and extend the reach of already UNICEF supported RapidSMS applications including maternal reminders, while adding new modules including a community counseling hotline application. This includes the community counseling hotline module (based off of the Zambia U-report HIV/AIDS counseling service) with an emphasis on breastfeeding and maternal, newborn, and child health counseling. The mother reminder application which will be built off of Project Mwana and the Uganda mother reminder systems, which strengthens the link between the community (through CHWs) and the formal health system (facilities).

In order for the work around building out the health suite of RapidPro, including interoperability with other open source mHealth solutions, to support the implementation of an MNCH grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and existing initiatives around The Every Newborn Action Plan, SUN movement, Global Fund-MNCH-Plus, Breastfeeding Advocacy, and iCCM initiatives to be properly designed, deployed, managed, UNICEF sees a great need to strategically place an mHealth product manager within UNICEF’s Health program.

Job Summary: The UNICEF Product manager would serve as the focal point on RapidPro Health activities, while ensuring standards/principals are kept during deployments, mHealth/eHealth communities are engaged around the interoperability of RapidPro, partnerships are developed and maintained, and country offices are supported in developing and implementing mHealth activities pertaining to grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The product manager will work between UNICEF’s Health and Innovation teams at headquarters and UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre, with the expectation that country offices, RapidPro teams and stakeholders, and partners are visited when needed. The coordinator role will allow RapidPro to be strengthened in its health application rollouts and systematically integrated into other e and mHealth systems. The general objective of this consultancy is to provide overall product mHealth coordination and strategy support to the UNICEF Global Innovation Centre. This candidate needs to gather large amount of information from various sources and synthesis is it into concrete plans for how the Global Innovation Centre should develop and package tools within the RapidPro Health suite.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working in liaison with UNICEF HQ Health Section, Regional offices and countries to develop a global mHealth approach on MNCH based on GreenTree principles and other existing best practices in the field.
  • Actively supporting MNCH grant countries in mHealth strategy development and implementation, linking to other existing mHealth platforms in the country.
  • Providing support to both UNICEF Health and Innovation teams on ways forward to further strengthen RapidPro’s suite of mHealth services in a sustainable fashion.
  • Actively coordinating and aligning the RapidPro Health suite: roadmap and requirements with UNICEF HQ and Gates MNCH Grant strategies, and provide strategic guidance and oversight to the RapidPro Technical Architect and Product Managers
  • Developing a scalable rollout and support strategy for deployments of maternal reminder and community counseling hotline application, including providing an integrated community support option for these products
  • Work closely with the UNICEF Health team to integrate into the broader MNCH strategy, and develop budgets and fundraise where there are gaps in financing.
  • Technically supporting coordination of the development of training materials and documentation for RapidPro suite of mHealth services in target countries;
  • Actively participating in relevant standards/interoperability communities, working with existing open-source mHealth platforms (MoTECH, CommCare, DHIS2, OpenMRS, iHRIS etc) to ensure that any country implementation meets interoperability requirements.
  • Assessing further support needs required by countries to rollout RapidPro mHealth services and integration.
  • Intuitively review existing UNICEF Health strategies, and provide recommendations to mainstream emerging best practices in the field of digital health systems into UNICEF programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF RapidPro Health Suite Product Manager
  • Should have a minimum of eight years of professional experience.
  • The applicant must also hold an advanced degree in a relevant field or equivalent related practical experience.
  • Proven experience in the mHealth field - especially on deployment of mHealth systems with multiple partners and multiple systems.
  • Significant experience with project management with an ability to translate complex ideas from various fields into unified, clear guidance is a must.
  • Possess the ability to understand complex, abstract concepts, and ability to think creatively about best fitting technology for each project and build the end product. It will take an understanding of currently available technology and trends to develop effective solutions for the Health sector.
  • It also requires an extensive background and presence in the mHealth/eHealth communities.
  • The Project Manager who is comfortable working on the database, front-end code, and everything in between.
  • Significant exposure to managing external software vendors
  • Past experience writing technical contracts
  • Past experience writing technical documentation
  • Significant experience working in working, designing, or deploying solutions in/for low-resource settings
  • Extensive experience working with the mHealth/eHealth community
  • Working knowledge and experience with MoTECH, CommCare, DHIS2, OpenMRS, iHRIS, OpenHIE, etc
  • Familiarity with open-source technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Past experience with processing large amount of information and synthesizing it
  • Possess the ability to work in a team and in a diverse work environment.
Languages: Fluency in English.

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How to Apply: 

All interested and suitable candidates should send their applications, including Cover letter, P-11, Download Here, Updated CV, Github ID and copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports (where applicable) with Subject “RapidPro Health Suite Product Manager” to: jobsugic@gmail.com. Applicants must clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_Mukasa_P11 or Gold_Mukasa_CV or Gold_Mukasa_CoverLetter. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th January 2015


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GHC Fresher Jobs - Curriculum Development Officer at UINCD

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Eligible Citizenship: American

About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About UINCD:
The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD) is a multi-sector collaboration based in Kampala, Uganda focused on building capacity in the realms of prevention, care, training, and research to enable the provision of effective and integrated management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The core leadership team of UINCD is comprised of experienced leaders from academia (Uganda and Yale University), Mulago National Referral Hospital administration, and the Ministry of Health (MoH). Established in 2013, UINCD has been focused on piloting programs and interventions at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala. UINCD has developed training curricula on NCDs for nurses and doctors and recently completed a study addressing early screening and detection of NCDs at Mulago’s outpatient center. UINCD’s next main project will be a nationwide needs assessment of healthcare workers about NCDs. UINCD’s key objectives include:
  • Assess existing healthcare workers’ training needs and to develop NCD management and patient education curricula that are targeted and relevant to different cadres of healthcare workers
  • Develop and test models of integrated NCD prevention and care
  • Leverage existing HIV infrastructure for the integration of NCD training and service delivery
  • UINCD places a great emphasis on studying the effectiveness of all its activities and disseminating its processes and findings.

Job Summary: The Curriculum Development Officer will work under the direct supervision of UINCD’s Project Manager. The fellow will work closely with the principal investigators of healthcare worker’s knowledge and attitude of NCDs study and will add important value to the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support in the coordination of the activities of a nationwide study of healthcare workers’ knowledge of and attitudes toward NCDs
  • Support with focus groups and key informant interviews with healthcare workers
  • Support in the development of a survey for healthcare workers to assess knowledge and attitudes of NCDs
  • Apply outcomes from this study to the refining and updating of UINCD’s Integrated Approach to NCDs Training Curriculum
  • Work in liaison with Ugandan NCD stakeholders to ensure these curricula are locally relevant and appropriate for each cadre of healthcare workers
  • Actively participate in the day-to-day activities of UINCD and liaise regularly with the Project Manager, Co-Directors, and Board of Governors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the fellowship should have some experience in qualitative research and/or curriculum development
  • High degree of flexibility, adaptability, and enthusiasm
  • Possess excellent communication and partnership skills
  • Highly organized with a good sense of judgment
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Possess the ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation

Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kampala.

Note: The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.


Deadline: 3rd February, 2015

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6 Fresh Graduate Job Placements - Immigration Officer Trainee - Public Relations/Journalism at Ministry of Internal Affairs

Organization: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ref. No.: HRM 53/272/01
Salary Scale: U4

About MIA:
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has been given the mandate to maintain a peaceful, safe and stable Uganda by the Ugandan Government. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is made up of Departments and Directorates of which each plays a vital role in the overall responsibilities of the Ministry, The main Departments and Directorates include:
  • The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control
  • National Community Service Programme
  • Finance and Administration
  • Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratories
  • National Focal Point for Small Arms
  • NGO Board
  • Amnesty Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Immigration Officer Trainee will be report to the Senior Immigration Officer for performing the following duties:
  • Processing travel documents, work and residence permits.
  • In charge of border patrol.
  • The Trainees will be compiling Immigration statistics.
  • Perform investigations regarding immigration matters.
  • Issuing of entry and exit visas.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Immigration Officer Trainee should be Ugandans who possess Honours Bachelor’s Degree either Public Relations or Journalism or Mass Communication
  • The applicants should be highly results oriented with good code of ethics and a high degree of personal integrity
  • Possess excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills
  • Basic Computer knowledge
  • Possess the ability to adapt to multi-cultural setting, innovation and concern for quality and standards, Self-awareness.

Age: Between 21 – 30 years
NB:
The applicants for the Posts of Immigration Officer shall be required to:
  • Pass the described physical fitness and health tests in accordance with the Laws of Uganda.
  • Successfully undergo the immigration specialized training for a maximum of nine (9) months at Government expense as a pre-condition for appointment.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala, Uganda. The Application and Summary Forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the PSC website, download here. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Application forms should bear the title of the post followed by the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. The appropriate Advert Title e.g. "PSC External Advert. No. 3/2014” should be indicated in capital letters on the top of each first page of the Public Service Form No. 3 (2008). Applicants should attach three sets of photocopies of their certificates and testimonials. Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.
Applicants should attach three (3) recent certified passport size photographs and should apply for a maximum of only two (2) posts clearly indicating the first and second choice on the application.

Deadline: 12th January, 2015

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NGO Jobs - Gender Programme Officer (Maternity Cover) at Trócaire

Organisation: Trócaire
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Uganda Programme Manager

About Trócaire:
Trócaire is the official development organization of the Irish Catholic Church.   It works through local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of Building Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights and Gender. Trócaire’s programmes in Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with regular travel to Northern Uganda. This role will focus on all aspects of the Trócaire Gender programme and will provide advice, expertise and essential management of the programme for Trócaire and for a wide variety of partners, most of whom are Dioceses under the Catholic Church. Project development, capacity building, managing key relationships, project monitoring and assurance, marketing of a national campaign and advocacy are essential for the role.

About Gender Programme:
The Gender programme in Uganda is a core programme for Trócaire and focuses on preventing Gender Based Violence. It is a unique programme that works exclusively with faith communities and has a local and national focus. As a key stakeholder for Trócaire, the Catholic Church leadership is a vital partner of the programme at both local and national level. The programme is half way through a 5 year programme period and the Programme Officer is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the various strands of the programme. The current program has three focus areas:
  • Working at the local level with dioceses and partners on their diocesan projects primarily on the prevention of domestic violence.   The programme officer is responsible for ensuring quality, key delivery, learning and capacity building. Managing a wide range of diocesan projects and ensuring capacity building will be key deliverables of the position.
  • Delivering a national level campaign on prevention of domestic violence with the Catholic Church. This includes working with various commissions and stakeholders within the Church in the roll out of the national campaign on domestic violence and in the management of key stakeholders. The national campaign is rolled out in November and evaluated in July.
  • Supporting initiatives such as SASA Faith development (a methodology on domestic violence prevention) with the Catholic Church and interfaith initiatives such as counseling (response to domestic violence) with the Muslim Centre for Peace and Justice and the Kampala Diocese.

Job Summary: The Gender Programme Officer will primarily be responsible for managing Trócaire’s Gender Programme in Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare and send high quality programme reports
  • Ensure up-to-date reporting to the donor in an accurate and efficient manner
  • Organize regular planning and progress reviews;
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources and activities in accordance with the Trocaire rules and procedures.
  • Work in liaison with the Programme Accountant financial monitoring and working with partners to ensure financial reporting is accurate and consistent.
  • Provide top quality technical support to partners focusing on the achievement of the set programme targets and work with the Programme Accountants to ensure Minimum Requirements are all met.
  • In charge of the documentation of learning and driving programme learning in the further development of the programme.
  • Capacity building and project management, including implementing a strategic capacity building program with key partners
  • Line management support to one member of staff working   on developing SASA! Faith methodologies
  • Accompanying visitors / delegations as part of the programme monitoring.
  • Ensure preparation of brochures, publications, filming,   press releases for dissemination and other material for the programme.
  • Monitoring – ensuring results and lessons learned feed into the analytical and project work (i.e. results used to make decisions); Regular field visits
  • Undertake and complete mid-term review
  • Ensure a clear focus on the achievement of results as per the Irish Aid logframe. This will entail extensive work with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other functions, responsibilities or portfolio which may be assigned by the Trocaire management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal applicant should be educated to Graduate level education preferably with expertise in Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in the development sector including experience of programme management and working in a partnership context with an established organisation.
  • Two or more years’ experience of managing or working on Gender programmes or GBV programmes, is desirable
  • Possess excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of the Catholic Church and /or faith based organisations is desirable
  • Proven understanding and wide experience of Project management cycle, especially Results Based Management and Logic Models
  • Possess the ability to facilitate training and conduct project monitoring.
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques, including theory of change, rights based approach and participatory methodologies and gender approaches;
  • Excellent organization skills, (including Flexibility, ability to work under pressure in addition to multi-tasking in a fast paced environment)
  • A proven ability to write clearly and concisely in English and, produce good quality reports
  • Good understanding of financial management systems and budget monitoring and reporting.
  • Good computer skills particularly in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • A solid understanding of the concepts of, and ability to, work in partnership and build capacity of institutions
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative and operate as part of a team
  • Be flexible to changing requirements that the role may require
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess a Positive approach and an ability to contribute to a strong dynamic team
  • Good understanding of and sympathy with the role of the Catholic Church in development
  • Show commitment to the work of justice and an empathy with the ethos and work of Trócaire.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs with an application to Trocaire via E-mail to: bauma@trocaireug.org. Please include “Programme Officer, Gender Programme- Maternity cover” in the subject of your email application. NB: The length of CV should not exceed 3 pages (A4 size page, 12 size font and 1 inch margin in all 4 sides of the page). Please send a copy of the Microsoft Word version of your CV. The covering letter should not exceed 250 words. In the cover letter, please highlight why you are applying for this position.

Deadline: 2nd January 2015

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25 Fresh Graduate Career Vacancies - Immigration Officer Trainee (ICT) at Ministry of Internal Affairs

Organization: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ref. No.: HRM 53/272/01
Salary Scale: U4

About MIA:
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has been given the mandate to maintain a peaceful, safe and stable Uganda by the Ugandan Government. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is made up of Departments and Directorates of which each plays a vital role in the overall responsibilities of the Ministry, The main Departments and Directorates include:
  • The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control
  • National Community Service Programme
  • Finance and Administration
  • Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratories
  • National Focal Point for Small Arms
  • NGO Board
  • Amnesty Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Immigration Officer Trainee will be report to the Senior Immigration Officer for performing the following duties:
  • Processing travel documents, work and residence permits.
  • In charge of border patrol.
  • The Trainees will be compiling Immigration statistics.
  • Perform investigations regarding immigration matters.
  • Issuing of entry and exit visas.
  • Perform any other duties that          may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Immigration Officer Trainee should be Ugandans who possess Honours Bachelor’s Degrees in either Information Technology or Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Systems design and Analysis or Statistics (Computing Option) or any other relevant qualification [Computing Option].
  • The applicants should be highly results oriented with good code of ethics and a high degree of personal integrity
  • Possess excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills
  • Basic Computer knowledge
  • Possess the ability to adapt to multi-cultural setting, innovation and concern for quality and standards, Self-awareness.

Age: Between 21 – 30 years

NB:  The applicants for the Posts of Immigration Officer shall be required to:
  • Pass the described physical fitness and health tests in accordance with the Laws of Uganda.
  • Successfully undergo the immigration specialized training for a maximum of nine (9) months at Government expense as a pre-condition for appointment.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala, Uganda. The Application and Summary Forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the PSC website, download here. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Application forms should bear the title of the post followed by the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. The appropriate Advert Title e.g. "PSC External Advert. No. 3/2014” should be indicated in capital letters on the top of each first page of the Public Service Form No. 3 (2008). Applicants should attach three sets of photocopies of their certificates and testimonials. Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.
Applicants should attach three (3) recent certified passport size photographs and should apply for a maximum of only two (2) posts clearly indicating the first and second choice on the application.

Deadline: 12th January, 2015

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