United Nations MINUSCA Jobs - Supply Assistant

Job Title:   Supply Assistant
Organization: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: GL-5
Job Opening Number: MINUSCA-2015-GS-SUP-071
Report to: Chief Fuel Officer, MINUSCA

About MINUSCA:
The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that resolution.  It further requested the Secretary-General to ensure a seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA.

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Routinely analyzes rate of consumption of equipment monitored by Electronic Fuel Management System (EFMS) and forward recommendations.
  • Completes the R&I (Receiving and Inspection) process.
  • Actively monitors that Mission strategic and local reserves are maintained at adequate levels at all times. Analyzes product test results and verifies the quality of POL is with in the limit as set up in the standard.
  • Establishes all Safety, Health and Environmental instructions and guidelines by coaching subordinates, posting signage, and conducting safety drills.
  • Identifies requirements and determine the range and quantity of items under his/ her responsibility required for supporting the mission;
  • Actively monitors and control the receiving of, accounting for, and issuance of all materials required by the mission under the Supply Section Cost Center;
  • The incumbent will regularly communicate with the military on all matters concerning the supplies of military
  • Ensure controls of all items subject to storage expiration and conducts a periodic physical stock checking;
  • Actively coordinates and monitor stock flows of non-expendable items under his/her responsibility with the Property Control and Inventory Unit (PCIU);
  • Regularly reviews all Unit/Section requisitions of supplies and, if approved, issues in accordance with appropriate scales of issue, mission requirements in accordance with stock availability;
  • Coordinates with Receiving and Inspection Unit in conducting all appropriate receiving and inspections operations against Purchase Order Invoices;
  • Works closely with PCIU on items to be bar-coded;
  • Consolidates the general store inventory and update the Field Assets Control System (FACS);
  • Cares for storage of material and coordinates with the appropriate Units for disposal and removal from the asset system;
  • Coordinate the processing of the Contractor s invoices and Payments.
  • In charge of preparing and Analyzing Fuel Accounts Records.
  • Support in the preparation of die Fuel Unit Budget projection and budget Reports. Prepare and maintain periodic Fuel expenditure reports.
  • Performs any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations MINUSCA vacancy should hold a High School Diploma and a Diploma in Business Administration/ Accounting.
  • Five or more years’ experience, two of which must be progressively responsible experience in fuel supply / Petroleum industry.
  • Past experience in Accounting and Budgeting is required.
  • Proven computer skills and training in software applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and databases is required Further knowledge of working with Electronic Systems is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the UN rules, regulations and working practices pertaining to field missions is an advantage
Language Proficiency: Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Demonstrated effectiveness in the field of quality assurance, plans, policies, procedures and programmes; ability to provide technical and procedural advice on a broad range of fuel service-related issues; good knowledge of UN financial rules. Ability to develop, maintain and supervise management control systems for services and claims. 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 areas of work.
  • 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork:-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in the aforementioned capacity express their interest by sending the following documents;
  • An Updated CV
  • The United Nations Personal History Form (P-11), download here
  • Academic certificates and High School Diplomas
  • Birth Certificate - if not, a combination of (i) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on its own isn't acceptable)
  • Three letters of reference from former employers or academic instructors for external candidates.
  • Internal candidates must submit two of the most recent performance evaluations (EPAS)

All the above completed documents should be sent via E-mail to: minusca-recruitmentNTL@un.org. Please label the subject of your E-mail as VA MINUSCA-2015-GS-SUP-071.

Deadline: 8th May, 2015

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Plan International Jobs - Disaster Risk Management Manager

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Country Director

About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Job Summary:  The Disaster Risk Management Manager will manage, support and monitor the implementation of the country DRM strategy and compliance with the DRM Policy at the Country level. He / she will also provide strategic and operational leadership to DRM and climate change programmes, strategies, procedures, and structures. The incumbent will lead processes of identifying disaster risks; building community resilience through Community Based Disaster Risk Management plans, preparedness and mitigation measures; institutional capacity building; and documentation and sharing of best practices. The DRM Manager will mainstream Disaster Risk Management in all the five (5) strategic objectives of the Plan International Uganda’s CSP so that marginalized girls, boys and youth enjoy their rights in inclusive, resilient and secure communities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively coordinate the implementation and localization of Plan global DRM and Climate change strategies and policies
  • Steer the development and annual reviews of disaster preparedness plans (DPP)
  • Develop and manage the delivery of an emergency response Plans including all of its components: Program Plan, Funding Plan, Communication Plan, Capacity and capability Plan.
  • Prepare and periodically update scenario and contingency plans taking into account the Uganda and neighboring countries geopolitical dynamics
  • Build and strengthen capacity of Plan and its partner staff in emergencies preparedness and response in accordance with accepted principles and practices;
  • Offer leadership to the strategic integration of DRM, Climate change and emergency programming in all five strategic objectives and the overall program approach, including CCCD standards, and sponsorship commitment.
  • In charge of establishing and maintaining close and constructive working relationships with other Humanitarian NGOs, UN agencies, the Government of Uganda, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders.
  • Work in liaison with the Resource Mobilization team to identify funding opportunities and support development of project concept notes and proposals for funding
  • Develop and manage structures and systems for efficient and effective disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response and climate change mitigation;
  • Oversee the work of partner organizations and staff and appraise the staff performance of project facilitator(s) to ensure quality delivery of the project at all stages of project implementation
  • Prepare and submit project progress reports and provide feedback to Plan and partners based on observations from the field, ensure that the reports are of good quality, accurate, timely and follow formats provided.
  • Manage DRM, climate change and emergency project resources efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan Uganda policies and guidelines; and in compliance with grant conditions.
  • Provide leadership to the efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to implementing partners
  • Organize regular project performance reviews with the key project stakeholders and address emerging bottlenecks
  • Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating Plan’s experiences, lesson learnt and best practice both internally and externally.
  • Prepare regular emergency situation reports and other required documents
  • Regularly review MOUs and contractual agreements
  • Ensure compliance with Plan policies, procedures and strategies e.g. Child Protection

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Business administration, Finance, development studies, entrepreneurship or Disaster Risk Management
  • Additional training in Sphere or any Humanitarian Work principles and standards, or project planning and management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience ,  three of which in implementing of disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness interventions at local or national level, preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization.
  • Detailed working knowledge in disaster management, risk reduction and climate change mitigation approaches and its application in development projects;
  • Past experience in team management; and proven experience in working with and managing a multiplicity of partners;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with local partners
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application letters, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned;
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda

Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.

NB: Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th July, 2015

Deadline: 3rd May, 2015

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7 USAID District Project Coordinator Career Opportunities - TPO

Organisation: TPO Uganda
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station:  Bushenyi, Ntungamo, Kabale, Rukungiri, Kiruhura, Kanungu, Isingiro, Uganda

About US:
TPO Uganda is a national Ugandan Non-Governmental Organization that has been operating in Uganda since 1994. TPO-Uganda services are delivered through a community and family oriented intervention model. We envision a society where vulnerable and marginalized people enjoy mental health, social and economic wellbeing and lead harmonious, mutually supportive and productive lives.

About USAID Project:
TPO Uganda is part of a consortium of NGOs led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the prime and ANPPCAN, ACODEV and Futures Group that have been awarded a grant by USAID to implement a 5 year project titled “Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda.” The project aims to improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of 625,000 vulnerable children consisting 101,500 households.

Job Summary: The District Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of project’s District Branch Office. S/he will be responsible for networking, coordination and representation of the project at the District level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of all project activities
  • Actively monitor local needs and developments in close collaboration with the Regional coordinator.
  • Builds the capacity and support district staff and local partners; maintains network of contacts and represents the organization and the project
  • Builds and maintains good working relations with government officials in relation to the location    
  • Responsible for logistics management; responsible for budget and day to day financial management, and monthly book-keeping reports.
  • Ensure and co-ordinate the planning and implementation of the branch Offices’ projects and activities in relation to the project objectives and plans.
  • Ensure proper flow of information between the branch office and the regional office maintaining open lines of communications.
  • Build and maintain positive and effective relatives between the organization and stakeholders, local government departments as well as related organizations and institutions in the District.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to ensure office sustainability,, including; participation in the mobilization of resources for the programmes of the organization through the development of relevant proposals and undertaking any other relevant resources mobilization activities.
  • Creatively and optimally utilize the resources available to ensure proper and timely implementation of planned activities as well as value for money.
  • Ensure the systematic provision of legal, medical, psychosocial and other support necessary for the recovery and reintegration of the abused children.
  • Serve as the primary Accounting officer for the affairs of the District Office by providing detailed reporting on financial and other resources of the office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The District Project Coordinators should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or a related field. Possession of a post graduate qualification in project management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ consistent experience in a technical advisory/ support role with a large scale NGO.
  • Knowledge about working and engaging with the local government systems, managing private/public partnerships.
  • Broad awareness and familiarity with government policies and strategies on OVC.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis; strong competency in conceptualizing and designing strategic frameworks;
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team management including mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in and outside the organization;
  • Demonstrated ability in report writing , and presentation to ACODEV Management and other stakeholders.
  • Supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening staff capacity;
  • Demonstrable training skills, development of training materials and capacity building of community based organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills. Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Possess the ability to maintain performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for on the job training.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letter, updated CVs with three professional referees and a table showing your salary history for the past three years to the Human Resources Manager, at info@tpoug.org or send a hard copy to: P. O. Box 21646, Kampala-Uganda.

NB: If you don’t hear from us by 29th May 2015, consider your application unsuccessful.
TPO Uganda is a gender sensitive organization and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children, women and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Deadline: Friday 8th May, 2015


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USAID OVC Project Jobs - Senior Human Resources Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Operations

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set out by the Bishops of the United States. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About USAID CRS Project:
CRS will be implementing a "Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda" project over the next five years. The Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central and western Uganda. The consortium partners include Action for Community Development (ACODEV), African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), TPO Uganda, and Futures Group. There will be three project offices: Kampala, Kasese, and Mbarara. Approximately, 30 staff will support this project of $38.5 million through USAID funding.

Job Summary:  The Senior Human Resources Officer will support the attainment of Country Program objectives through the provision of dedicated quality HR services, professional advice, and ensuring HR systems, policies and procedures are developed and implemented in line with organizational vision, mission, and strategic objectives. He /she will actively contribute to risk management by advising managers on the interpretation/application of HR policies and procedures, ensuring Country Program employment and human resource management practices meet agency and donor standards and are in compliance with local labor law.
Analyze country office issues and requests related to human resource management and administration and recommend to SMT initiatives, activities, and opportunities for innovation and improvement of the HR function in alignment with business needs to attract, develop, motivate and retain a human resource base that is dedicated to high quality performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic Human Resource Management:
  • Technically support the agency’s Human Resources strategy. In consultation and coordination with the Country Manager (CM), Head of Programming (HoP), Chief of Party (COP) and Head of Operations (HoOps), define HR strategy in line with CP strategic objectives and develop, maintain, and support implementation of a CP staffing plan.
  • Routinely analyze and report on personnel data, performance, metrics, and trends to support decision-making and efficient operations.
  • Develop/review and ensure HR policies, procedures, systems, and processes align for all HR functional areas and that programs are in line with agency values and principles.
  • Confer with management and supervisors to implement a workforce planning system by identifying future staffing needs, including key competencies to support the attainment of CP objectives.
  • Work in consultation with senior managers to optimize organizational structure for maximum operational efficiency.
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place for appropriate delegation of authority during absences of senior staff.
  • Actively participate and contribute to regional and global HR community of practice on systems, standards and policies.
  • Collaborate with key partners to assess and strengthen their human resources capacities.
2. Talent Acquisition, Development, and Management:
  • Work with hiring managers to source, recruit and retain high quality staff aligned with the agency vision, mission, and values.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third party vendors to help identify and source qualified candidates.
  • Confer with management and supervisors to identify human resource needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications and skills, team fit, and weighted criteria for evaluating candidates for open positions.
  • Ensure each position links to the appropriate country program member/line of expertise for mentoring/support.
  • Ensure an HR representative participates in hiring committees for all positions. Participate in final hiring decisions for all positions.
  • Work in liaison with the procurement department, identify best advertising sources for recruitment. Ensure appropriate reference and background checks are carried out for new hires and results are reported back to hiring managers.
  • Manage documentation for offers for new hires, working with the CM or designee on salary recommendations. In conjunction with CM and hiring manager or supervisor, negotiate offers with candidates for open positions.
3. Talent Development and Management:
  • Develop staff retention strategy in consultation with SMT, the Regional HR Manager (RHRM) and HQ Talent Acquisition Group. Guide and train managers/supervisors on best practices in talent acquisition and retention.-
  • Technically support, implement, and evaluate programs and processes for succession planning, talent mapping, and leadership development.
  • Support SMT in reviewing performance of CP, identifying staff training needs, and developing action plans for staff development. Promote development plans for all employees and work with senior managers to ensure funds for workforce development are budgeted appropriately.
  • Work in liaison with senior staff to establish training and career paths for all job families in the CP.
  • Implement agency’s ongoing training program for ail staff concerning Catholic Church structure, values, principles and Catholic social teaching.
  • Ensure all phases of the performance management system are implemented according to agency guidance, i.e. performance and development planning, coaching, assessment, mentoring, and career planning. Promote a culture of high performance and accountability for outcomes.
  • Ensure agency orientation-boarding system for national and international staff and provide region- and country-specific information for the orientation manual and orientation package/ session.
  • Ensure orientation of new staff to CRS identity, culture, partnership principles, tools, and processes.
4. Compensation and Benefits:
  • Perform job analysis and advice on job description development. Provide guidance and input to senior managers and business development staff to ensure salaries and benefits are appropriately budgeted for in projects, proposals, and country program-level budget.
  • Regularly review national staff compensation packages to ensure that salaries and benefits are competitive with targeted industry.
  • In collaboration with the RHRM and managers, review job and salary banding systems to ensure salaries are managed based on job content and that merit pay systems are fair and based on performance.
  • Work with the RHRM to ensure benefits administration is done according to best practices.
  • Ensure effective management of social security and insurance programs for national staff.
5. Employee Relations, Activities, and Wellness:
  • Assess effectiveness of current HR policies/procedures and recommend changes to improve alignment with business needs, manage risk, and remain in line with agency and local government
  • Represent the organization in forums related to HR management practices, policies, and processes to stay abreast of local labor regulations and industry best practices.
  • Guide managers on the interpretation/application of HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with agency, donor, and local legal requirements.
  • Consult and advise senior managers on highly confidential and complex HR and employee relations issues.
  • Support supervisors and senior staff to deal firmly and promptly with performance issues.
  • Establish an effective approach to employee relations, including staff communications, employee engagement, conflict resolution, and employee recognition and feedback programs.
  • Train supervisors on relevant labor law and employee relations best practices and disciplinary action processes.
  • Work closely with local legal counsel to consult on HR issues as needed. Mediate with supervisor and supervisee in resolving conflict.
  • Oversee the implementation of the staff wellbeing policy and well-being programs.
  • Provide reports on the implementation of staff care plans across the Country Program.
  • Manage national staff separation process including exit interviews, separation letters and benefits, and clearance, ensuring CRS policies and procedures and local labor laws are followed.
6. Personnel Administration and Documentation
  • Ensure personnel files are complete with all staff-related documentation and employment records as required per CRS, donor, and local law.
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and responsibilities and performance expectations are clearly communicated.
  • Ensure effective and efficient processing and authorization of national staff timesheets and leave.
  • Ensure HR database is maintained up to date with all relevant information.
  • Ensure proper internal control for all human resources issues.
  • Address HR audit issues and lead the closing of any HR Audit findings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so wish to join the CRS USAID Project should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management required;
  • Five or more years of progressive working experience in a similar position preferably with an International NGO, two years of these managing the HR function.
  • Excellent knowledge of HR management best practices as an HR Generalist, including organizational development.
  • Detailed working knowledge of local labor laws and ability to understand/ interpret legislative and policy issues.
  • Possess the ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Excellent team leadership to work with people in a highly demanding environment, including coaching, mentoring and motivating staff to follow quality guidelines.
  • Demonstrated management skills to minimize work incidents and maximize service satisfaction.
  • Ability to plan resources and actions in order to ensure timely and efficient service delivery.
  • Possess the ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skill in handling unexpected situations.
  • Ability to lead and to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external counterparts at various levels.
  • Ability to apply creative thinking to practical problem solving with an aim of improving service delivery. The person must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills. Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for on the job training.
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment.
  • All CRS staff should possess the following values: Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships and Promotes Learning
  • Ability to travel within rural Uganda.

How to Apply: 
All applicants who so wish to join the USAID project should send a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to ReliefUgJobs@gmail.com

NB: Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted.

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th May, 2015.


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German Red Cross Jobs - Finance Officer

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director, Finance, HR and Administration

About URCS:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer-German Red Cross will implement and actively monitor the financial reporting systems of the German Red Cross for compliance in line with the reporting requirements of URCS financial management policies. The applicant will be expected to specifically track and report on all the German Red Cross (GRC) incomes and expenditures for GRC funded projects. S/he will do so in line with the approved GRC financial budgets.
Accountabilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Intuitively verify authenticity of payments and accountability documents and process financial transactions for URCS in line with URCS policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements.
  • Update the URCS accounting systems and maintain accurate up to date financial records in line with URCS policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements and Best practice.
  • Keenly analyze, monitor and Reconcile financial records, in line with URCS policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements and Best practice.
  • Request for, disburse and account for German Red Cross project funds and any related petty cash in accordance with URCS Financial regulations.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation for all bank accounts, monitor cash and bank balances to ensure liquidity of the designated GRC project accounts at all times.
  • Receive funds from staff and any other external organizations; promptly bank these funds as per finance manual requirements.
  • Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances, other payable and receivables as well as other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are kept to nil on the lowest level possible on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Actively monitor the cash position of the designated GRC projects and advice the Supervisor on when to request remittance of funds as well as negotiate favourable rates for currency conversions with the bank.
  • Technically support the budgeting process of the project funding cycles to ensure that budgets are prepared and uploaded on the accounting system in a timely manner
  • Support audit processes that will warrant the finalisation of relevant audits within agreed deadlines
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a good Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or equivalent
  • At least Stage 2 Professional qualification e.g. (ACCA, CA, CPA etc) and with evidence of active engagement of finals of these courses.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ experience in the related field.
  • Highly computer literate in Microsoft Office suite programmes. Strong Knowledge of Navision Accounting Software is an added benefit
  • Good knowledge of Taxation and statutory deductions
  • Working knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Detailed knowledge of computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet
  • Knowledge on internal control procedures and practices
  • Skills in communication and networking
  • Proven integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Asset/inventory management skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, telephone contact (s) addressed to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda or hand deliver to Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.

NB: Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 8th May 2015 by 5.00 pm.


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NGO Careers - PMTCT/EID/HCT Officer at Baylor

Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Uganda
Report to: Cluster Head

About US:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation - Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a private not for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services; maternal child health services; Health Professional training and Clinical Research.

Job Summary: The PMTCT/EID/HCT Officer will be in charge of reviewing and closely monitoring the implementation of Baylor Uganda PMTCT/EID/HCT objectives in alignment with up to date MoH guidelines for PMTCT/EID/HCT to health facility service programs, system and structure.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a degree in Nursing or its equivalent from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Be a Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis and must have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in the following areas: PMTCT, PWP, HCT, AB and ART
  • Three or more years of related experience in PMTCT/EID/HCT Programs, with a reputable NGO, and direct experience with government and donor representatives
  • Team and communication skills
  • Must be highly dynamic
  • Persuasive & convincing, self- motivated
  • Ability to demonstrate high initiative.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e. email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents, certificate of good conduct, email address, and day time telephone contact. The applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview and an approved ‘Medical Check-up report from a recommended health centre for successful candidates is a requirement at entry.
Send Applications via E-mail to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org.

The Human Resources Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda 

Deadline: Monday, 4th May 2015

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Social Work Jobs - Neuropsychology Tester at Global Health Uganda (GHU)

Organisation: Global Health Uganda (GHU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Global Health Uganda (GHU) is a registered not for profit, limited liability company involved in facilitating collaborative research especially in the area of brain injury and neurodevelopment. The organization subcontracts and manages research grants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Administer neuropsychological tests on study participants as per protocol.
  • Score neuropsychology tests and ensure results are ready for data entry.
  • Enter data from source documents into the database promptly and accurately.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelors of Community Psychology. (Good grades  in Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology and Introduction to Clinical Psychology)
  • The incumbent must be fluent in Luganda.
  • Work experience in research is an added advantage.
  • Past experience in handling data.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Should be a lover of children.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED covering letter explaining how and why you are suited to the role, and the contact details of two work related referees to The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station

Deadline: Tuesday, 5th May 2015 at 3:00pm

NB: We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for your interest in Global Health Uganda.


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Communications Specialist - Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party OVC

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set out by the Bishops of the United States. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About USAID CRS Project:
CRS will be implementing a "Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda" project over the next five years. The Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central and western Uganda. The consortium partners include Action for Community Development (ACODEV), African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), TPO Uganda, and Futures Group. There will be three project offices: Kampala, Kasese, and Mbarara. Approximately, 30 staff will support this project of $38.5 million through USAID funding.

Job Summary:  The CRS Communications Specialist will be tasked to develop the communication strategies of the project and execute them. The incumbent will assist and support the OVC programme with all communication needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure ongoing review of OVC project's communications strategy and develop and implement OVC's overall Communication strategy in close consultation with Senior Management.
  • Develop and improve internal communication mechanisms, e.g. monthly updates, reporting.
  • Quickly respond and support OVC management team and field offices in regard to program communication and information requests.
  • Actively communicate with beneficiaries (e.g. though newsletters and regular visits to implementing partners.
  • Communicate with current donors and members (through regular updates and provide with advocacy material when needed).
  • Write reports and. prepare documentation that is accessible and user- friendly (in English; support translation into local languages or vice versa). Specifically, facilitate the production of OVC's Reports, OVC's Information Brochure and OVC's Website.
  • Take lead in developing creative ways to document OVC's work progress (e.g. through photos/art/ case stories).
  • Ensure that OVC's publications and audiovisuals are of high quality and are disseminated appropriately.
  • Write external and internal reports and funding proposals.
  • Share and explore communication processes, good practices within OVC with local partners and other INGOs working in the field.
  • Carry out media advocacy where appropriate.
  • Render support in capacity building on communication and advocacy for staff and partner organizations.
  • Actively contribute towards developing an effective country team and friendly environment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations, preferred.
  • Four or more years’ experience in broadly related fields managing development, public sector and/or private sector communication - public relations.
  • Excellent spoken and written English: general ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Working knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media (marketing plan design, media work, project writing and  report writing skills, story writing skills, copy-editing, digital photos/video footage)
  • Detailed knowledge of how to present information to different audiences including from general public, media, donors, international audiences to high level decision-makers ( both National and international).
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically. Skills and experience in communication programmes, monitoring, review and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skill in programme communication, development of Information, Education and Communication material, documentation and publication (including web-based documentation)
  • Possess the ability to produce analytical and well-presented reports and publications.
  • Should be a person who can work closely in a team, is patient, adaptable, flexible, and able to improvise and work in an atmosphere that can be stressful.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, operate within budgets and to solve problems.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically & physically extreme stressful environments
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on the job training.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required; interactive digital media and web-based design (web base programmes, Photoshop) specifically desired.
    All CRS staff should possess the following values: Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships and Promotes Learning
  • Ability to travel within rural Uganda.

How to Apply: 
All applicants who so wish to join the USAID project should send a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to ReliefUgJobs@gmail.com

NB: Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted.

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th May, 2015.

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USAID Project Jobs - Regional Coordinator at ACODEV

Organization: Action for Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental Organization that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in East and Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in the areas of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity Strengthening.

About Project:
ACODEV will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central and western Uganda.  The Project is being implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead, Futures Group, ANPPCAN and TPO.

Job Summary: The Regional Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the identification of potential partners and hosts update sector and sub-sector analyses. S/he will also support in M&E and impact assessment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the effective implementation of programmes practical protection of children from abuse, neglect and exploitation through community mobilization, awareness and education on the rights of children at national, district and community level.
  • In charge of developing and implementing programmes and activities for empowering children with knowledge and skills to protect themselves from abuse and neglect and exploitation as well as promote their meaningful participation in the protection and promotion of their rights at all levels.
  • Ensuring the systematic provision of legal, medical, psychosocial and other support necessary for the recovery and reintegration of abused children and maintain links and nurture partnerships with the relevant service providers and key actors.
  • Ensuring the preparation of appropriate reports on programmes as may be required from time to time.
  • Providing overall management and Supervision of Project staff in all project areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality controls in implementation and effective monitoring and evaluation of Projects in Collaboration with District Project Coordinators.
  • Strengthening and building Partnership and collaborations with all project stakeholders in the region and other development Partners.
  • Keenly monitoring the project implementation comparing with the stated results using the developed monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.
  • Overseeing and mentoring the program staff and ensuring that they are delivering results.
  • Appraise staff on annual basis in comparison with their Job descriptions.
  • Actively coordinate the Regional Program Management meetings on quarterly basis to evaluate program performance in the region.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Programs at the Regional Level.
  • Take part in the documentation of key success stories from the Community about the project.
  • Review reports from the District Coordinators, Grants and Compliance Specialists and other project staff before submission to Project Manager.
  • Provide strategic direction in the Development of annual work plans and budgets.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a BA/BS degree in a relevant field. Possession of an M.A. in development related field is preferred.
  • At least three years’ administrative or project management experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience working with National or USAID funded programs.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of administration, finance and logistical/procurement management.
  • Previous experience in working in partnership with other local and international personnel.
  • S/he must have detailed knowledge of individual partnerships in order to efficiently serve as a backup to the Project Manager.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and / or experience in results-based management & results oriented approach to project implementation           
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and team building skills
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills with analytic capacity & ability to synthesize project outcomes and relevant finishing into quality papers and reports, intended for a range of audiences;
  • Shares knowledge and experience actively, mentors project staff
  • Capacity to produce high quality communication and outreach materials to inform stakeholders and project partners
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to build capacity and develop strong working relationships with senior national staff.
  • Ability to initiate, consult as appropriate, and see tasks through to completion
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities and problem- solving skills
  • High degree of creativity
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently
  • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to establish healthy, cooperative and positive relations with partners and hosts, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on the job training.
  • Computer literacy i.e. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment.

ACODEV’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. It is ACODEV’s policy not to solicit money for the entire recruitment process.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to: Plot 98/99 Masoli Road 600M off Gayaza Road. Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

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Non-profit Careers - Accountant at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Job Title:   Accountant
Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: Manager Finance

About US:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation - Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a private not for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services; maternal child health services; Health Professional training and Clinical Research.

Job Summary: The Accountant will support the Manager Finance in reviewing and implementing Baylor Uganda financial and accounting systems and guidelines in line with the finance directorate’s mission.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant should hold a Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Commerce or BBA with an accounting option.
  • Professional Membership of ACCA, CPA.
  • The candidate must have at least three (3) years of related working experience in a in a reputable organization.
  • Past accounting experience in donor project based organizations with a reputable NGO is an added advantage.
  • Hold a training certificate of any Finance and accounting software package. Knowledge of Navision is an added advantage.
  • The applicant should be highly team-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent analytical skills.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e. email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents, certificate of good conduct, email address, and day time telephone contact. The applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview and an approved ‘Medical Check-up report from a recommended health centre for successful candidates is a requirement at entry.
Send Applications via E-mail to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org.

The Human Resources Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda 

Deadline: Monday, 4th May 2015


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NSSF Jobs - Legal Advisory Manager at National Social Security Fund

Organisation: National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Corporation Secretary

About NSSF:
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is the leading Social Security Provider of Choice in Uganda. Our belief at the Fund is that each employee contributes directly to the growth and success of the business and each employee is expected to take pride in being a member of the team.

Job Summary: The Legal Advisory Manager will support the Corporation Secretary in providing legal advisory services to the Fund and provide assistance to the Corporation Secretary in monitoring performance of the legal department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out legal due diligence on investment,         procurement, employment transactions that the Fund intends to enter into, or such other transactions as the Corporation Secretary shall instruct from time to time;
  • Regularly review due diligence reports and transaction documents prepared by Legal Counsel;
  • Provide proactive legal support and advice on all legal matters pertaining to the Funds operations and business, particularly eligibility to make NSSF contributions, verification of NSSF benefit claims, interpretation and application of the NSSF Act, PPDA Act, Employment Act and other relevant legislations
  • Revise, draft and negotiate general commercial contracts.
  • Draft, vet, negotiate and/or review contracts, offer letters, term sheets, deeds, instruments and all other legal documents prior to execution.
  • Provide legal advice and support to the Procurement & Disposal Unit, Disciplinary Committees, Project Management Committee, and other Management Committees.
  • Regularly review and vet contracts prepared by Legal Counsel for quality assurance
  • Recommend appropriate amendments to the NSSF Act and any other laws having an impact on the Funds business
  • Identify, manage and mitigate legal risk in all transactions that the Fund intends to enter into.
  • Develop templates, best practices, policies and procedures for the legal advisory services division for approval by the Corporation Secretary.
  • Work closely with the Department responsible for Information Technology to mainstream legal department templates and workflows in the Funds Integrated Management Information System
  • Supervise external and internal legal counsel; issue instructions and review legal opinions prepared by legal counsel to ensure quality
  • Manage external and internal legal resources i.e. law books, law reports, databases.
  • Establish and manage effective relationships with internal customers and execute customer service charters/service level agreements with each of them using a private legal practice approach.
  • Establish and foster good working relationship with the Solicitor -General's Office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an Honour’s degree in Law from a reputable University
  • Hold a Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • ICSA would be an added advantage
  • Should be an advocate of the High Court.
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in the legal department of a medium to large organization.
  • Good IT skills (MSWord, Excel);
  • Excellent People management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • High tact and diplomacy;
  • Influencing skills;
  • Interviewing skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Corporate Governance skills           
  • The person should be of high morals and integrity.

How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae giving three professional referees and copies of academic and professional certificates/testimonials, postal address and daytime telephone contact not later than Monday addressed to:
The Head of Human Resource and Administration, National Social Security Fund, Workers House, 1 Pilkington Road, 14th Floor, P.O. Box 7140 Kampala, Uganda

Please indicate the position applied for on the envelope (“Application for the position of Legal Advisory Manager")     

Deadline:  25th May 2015 by 5pm

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