Fresher UN Protection Assistant Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)



Job Title:    Protection Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position Number: 10016823
Reports to: Associate Protection Officer
Vacancy Notice: 015/2016
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL4

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Protection Assistant will provide functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities. The incumbent will also support the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern. The jobholder will liaise externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor. The Protection Assistant will also facilitate the involvement of persons of concern with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Offer functional and administrative support in all protection related Age Gender Diversity (AGD) based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Serve as a liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit/section

Key Performance Indicators: 
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection Assistant job opportunity should have completed Secondary education. Additional Training courses in protection related issues required.
  • Two years of related work experience
  • Good computer skills
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

How to Apply:
All Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications, under confidential cover to: Senior Admin/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation in Uganda via E-mail quoting the above vacancy notice and position number: UGAKAHR@unhcr.org.

Deadline: 7th July, 2016

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Earn over 157m annually as Supervisory USAID Program Management Specialist (Family Healthy) - United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID, Office of Health and HIV/AIDS, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-12 (Ugshs 157, 986,824 to 232,040,958 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Announcement Number: 2016-61

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

Job Summary: The Supervisory USAID Program Management Specialist (Family Healthy) provides supervision and managerial oversight, and is involved in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of all USAID/Uganda family health activities. Facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as technical staff, in the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, USAID/Washington counterparts, with other government entities, and with other donors and non-governmental organizations working in the health sector. The Specialist provides supervision to six team members, including AORs/CORs, mentor and coach the entire HH Office in the areas of family planning, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as maternal and child health issues.  The Specialist may be assigned to act for the Office Team Lead and/or Deputy Office Team Lead in their absence or preoccupation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic and Technical Advisor for Family Health and Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths (EPCMD) – 55%
  • The Specialist provides policy and strategic leadership, in support of the EPCMD and the overall USAID/USG Family Health program, with a focus on maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, and WASH including: developing and leading the design of new family health activities; participating in inter-sectoral designs and program management; assuring activity monitoring and evaluation standards are met; providing expert technical and programmatic information and assistance as requested by the Ambassador, the USAID/Uganda Mission Director or Deputy Mission Director, and the HH Office Director relating to the Family Health Division, including content for reporting documents, speeches, cables, analyses, and briefing papers; working with various offices in the Mission to design and commission studies and research relating to family health issues; and, ensuring lessons-learned are compiled and results are dissemination to all health partners.
  • As the Family Health Team Lead, the Specialist represents USAID/Uganda and the broader USG health community at national and international meetings and technical working groups, including: leading internal and external meetings on issues related to USAID/USG health programs/projects/activities, with emphasis on all elements related to family health; represents USAID/USG at relevant technical and steering committee meetings, such as the Ugandan National Advisory Committee for Health, the Joint Core Coordinating Committee, and the MoH Task Force, and serves on HH Health Management teams; maintaining an extensive range of senior and mid-level GoU official contacts, such as the Minister of Health, senior representatives from other donor agencies and NGOs, and senior USAID and USG staff; and, serving as the lead USG Family Health Division member to the GoU and IPs, ensuring strategic coordination among USG health teams, the GoU, IPs, other partners, and regional programs.
  • The Specialist works closely with USAID/Washington counterparts, ensuring compliance and constant communication with headquarters including: participation in key headquarter working groups, calls, and trainings; overseeing the development of site visit schedules and effective monitoring plans for the family health program; ensuring schedules are carried out routinely and that end-use checks occur; and, preparing for VIP visits, including preparing briefers, scene setters, arranging for site visits and accompanying delegations on visits to USAID programs, and briefing VIPs on Uganda, the country’s health challenges and programs, and on USAID and USG support.
  • The Specialist provides senior policy, strategic, and technical advice and guidance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) including: working with senior MoH officials to plan, draft and evaluate the GoU health development plan, and other strategic documents and policies; and, providing advice and guidance to the MoH Director of Planning and Finance in the planning of regional and national (Ugandan) annual review meetings.
2. Program/Project/Activity Management and Monitoring – 25%
  • The Specialist serves as AOR/COR or Activity Manager for a variety of programs/projects/activities in the Family Health portfolio, and supervises and provides guidance to subordinate staff serving as AORs/CORs for additional projects, including: maintaining a schedule for and conducting regular site visits to review program implementation and meeting with beneficiaries, and based on the information collected during such visits, adjusting or recommending adjustments to programs/projects/activities as appropriate; reviewing annual work plans and performance reports to ensure IPs are in compliance with bilateral government agreements, and with performance expectations; ensuring IPs are in compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and procedures, communicating regularly with IPs regarding USAID rules and regulations as well as their obligations to USAID; and, taking a lead role in the preparation of the strategic and operational planning processes such as the Country Development Cooperation Strategy and USAID Operational Plan, as well as participating in the annual PEPFAR Country Operational Plan and Malaria Operational Plan.
3. Family Health Division Budget and Financial Management – 10%
  • The Specialist is responsible for the financial management of programs/projects/activities assigned to the Family Health Team including: regular budgeting for the Family Health program; ensuring that that obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines conform to action plans; ensuring appropriate and timely incremental funding of activities; ensuring program activities are in compliance with USAID financial regulations, and reporting any financial discrepancies to the HH Office Director and Financial Analyst, the Mission Controller, and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance; keeping the Controller and Financial Analyst informed on the liquidation of advances; reviewing and providing administrative approval for assigned activities; and, ensuring compliance with Non-Federal Audits (NFAS) and the closure of open recommendations, and maintaining monthly project financial management tracking systems.
4. Supervision of Family Health Team Staff – 10%
  • The Specialist provides oversight of work and supervision of approximately six Foreign Service National and/or expatriate staff and other short-term staff (including AORs/CORs) as required, and mentors the entire office in the various elements that make up the Family Health team.
  • The Specialist serves as a full supervisor, providing supervision, leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the professional and assistant-level Family Health Division staff, and provides guidance on family health matters to all members of the HH Office, including advising the Office Director/Deputy Office Director, as well as the Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director.  The Specialist participates with considerable weight in selection decisions within the Division, and performs the full range of training, evaluation, and other supervisory responsibilities expected at the full professional level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Supervisory USAID Program Management Specialist (Family Healthy) career opportunity should hold an advanced degree, or the local equivalent, in economics, social science, public health, medicine, management, social science, or anthropology is required.  An MPH is preferred.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in health-sector program management, with at least four years of that time in strategy and policy development, is required. 
  • Previous experience in project design, program planning and budgeting, and/or implementation. 
  • A minimum of two years of experience in development-related work or related fields for USAID, other donor agencies, GoU organizations, or private-sector institutions which included project design, performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data is desired.  In addition, two to four years of previous successful supervisory experience is desired.
  • Comprehensive professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to family health issues in Uganda and the region, is required.
  • Mastery of a variety of health development areas, including HSS, health care reform, health care financing, health information systems, human resources development, logistics systems and commodity supply, maternal and child health, and family planning is expected. 
  • The Specialist must have a knowledge and understanding of the economic political, social, and cultural characteristics of Uganda; and, the economic developments, resources, and resource constraints, and development prospects and priorities of Uganda and the region.
  • The Specialist must have a good knowledge of, or the potential to acquire such knowledge of, USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to development assistance; USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and, of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities. 
  • The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different branches in the GoU, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project/activity strategy and implementation plans. 
  • The Specialist must have an in-depth knowledge of GoU institutions, policy directions, objectives, and priorities relating to USAID activities in the sector; and, a sound knowledge of the political, economic, social, and cultural characteristics and developments in Uganda.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate family health program activities is required. 
  • Excellent communication skills, tact, and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relations and a high level of trust with senior and middle-level GoU officials, and with public and private organizations, such as primary USAID technical contacts in the development area. 
  • Good verbal communication skills are also used to explain and interpret GoU attitudes, priorities, and concerns to USAID/USG officials, and to negotiate program/project/activity plans and resolve implementation issues with appropriate host-country organizations, technical advisors, IPs, counterparts, and peers. 
  • Excellent writing skills are required in order to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers. 
  • Analytical ability is required in order to interpret public policies, and to assist in the development of revised policies, as required; and, to develop and monitor the performance of budgets, and the development of periodic work plans. 
  • Skill in program/project/activity programming, policies, and plans, and in developing strategies for implementation, is desired. 
  • The Specialist must have the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, project, and administrative matters. 
  • Good computer skills are required to manage activity goals and achievements, both technical and financial.
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English.  The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English is required.  Knowledge of one or more Ugandan languages will be highly useful.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • Download a completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
  • Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 6th July 2016

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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Accountant Non-profit Jobs - Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda (SAA/SG2000)

Job Title:      Accountant
Organisation: Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda (SAA/SG2000)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda (SAA/SG2000) is a non-profit non-governmental international organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and the private sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manage the Finance Function of the Organization and ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as required by the Government and Donors,
  • Maintain an up-to-date financial entries in a computerized accounting system,
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations, payroll and staff terminal benefits
  • Prepare accounts and audit reports for the project,
  • Keenly monitor financial operations of subsidiary projects linked to the main project
  • The incumbent will manage and control projects expenditures, analyzing expenditure against budget and give explanation for variances, if any,
  • Prepare quarterly and annual budgets, financial reports for submission to donors,
  • Compute and ensure all relevant taxes and social benefits are paid to relevant institutions,
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls,
  • Ensure financial forecasting and risk analysis,
  • Verify completeness, existence and accuracy of all accounting information
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by the management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University degree in Commerce, Business Administration or any related discipline. Additional professional training (ACCA, CPA or similar certification) and relevant Masters will be an added advantage.
  • At least six years’ experience in a reputable NGO is a pre-requisite.
  • Previous experience in Peachtree accounting system.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail an application letter, updated CV with names of three referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to:

The Country Director,
Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda
Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement Hill Road
P.O. Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda

E-mail: sg2000uganda@saa-safe.org and copy: asnakech@saa-safe.org

Deadline: 6th July, 2016 by 5:00 PM


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4 IT Officer NGO Job Careers - BRAC International

Job Title:       IT Officer (4 Job Careers)
Organisation: BRAC International
Duty Station: Fort Portal, Gulu, Iganga and Soroti, Uganda

About US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The IT Officer will be responsible for the setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer, Laptops, Phones, Tablets and other IT Peripherals Like Printers, Scanners and others.
  • In charge of software (windows, android, etc) setup, updating and troubleshooting.
  • In charge of application/ software piloting and implementing.
  • Conduct various IT training and End users support.
  • Ensure 100% CHW active on M-Health Android application and all necessary support for HMIS.
  • Perform any other duties. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the IT Officer jobs should at least hold a BSc. in Computer Science/ Information Technology.
  • A minimum of three to four years’ working experience in Computer Soft/Hardware repairs and maintenances, and also Troubleshooting.
  • Skills in various software installations, Up-dates and maintenance.
  • Flexible to work in very remote areas and travel long distances.
  • Possess sufficient knowledge and skills pertaining to working in the field.
  • Ability to motivate others and inspire trust among team members and CHWs/ Project Assistants.
  • Must understand and speak fluently the local languages of Fort portal, Gulu, Iganga and Soroti (Ateso, Acholi, Lusoga, Lunyoro/Lutoro). Please clearly indicate the language preference in your CV

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae not scanned (including bio-data such as: Date of birth, Education qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least three professional referees in Ms. Office Word Document) and all Scanned copies of academic /other supporting documents. They should all be merged into one PDF file. In total, there must only be two attachments sent to hrd.uganda@brac.net.

Deadline: 15th July 2016


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Forest Operations Manager Job Opportunity - Continental Forests Ltd

Job Title:       Forest Operations Manager  
Organisation: Continental Forests Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Continental Forests Ltd is a management agent of global-woods AG licenced by the Government of Uganda to establish and manage a large - scale commercial forest on over 12,000 hectares in Kikonda Central Forest Reserve in Nsambya Sub-county Kyankwanzi district.

Job Summary: The Forest Operations Manager will be tasked with the coordination and development of general silviculture and forest harvesting. And to ensure continued profitability of the operations and a constant positive development in productivity and in defined key performance indicators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an honours degree and above from a reputable institution in Forestry or Agriculture.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in managing silvicultural and timber harvest operations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to identify cost-savings and implement continuous improvement
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an application letter which must include contact information of three credible referees and accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae to: either by email: work@continentalforests.com (Please do not send scanned certificates)
Or Write to:-

The Estate Manager;
Continental Forests Limited,

Deadline: Friday, 22nd July 2016 by 17:00 Hrs.

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Assistant Financial & Economic Analyst Jobs - Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Investment Planning & Promotion

About US:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.

Job Summary: The Assistant Financial & Economic Analyst will actively contribute to the achievement of the mandate of the Investment Planning & Promotion department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in the preparation of feasibility studies for identified priority projects.
  • Offer technical support to the Master Planning process for service territories and continuously update Service Territory Business Plans on an annual basis.
  • Promote business approaches including low cost technologies to realize cost savings and bring services closer to sparsely populated areas.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of average costs of construction materials, average consumption patterns of the territories, average consultancy costs, tariffs charged, average costs of alternative energy sources.
  • Participate in the preparation of TORS for Consultants for the under taking of feasibility studies.
  • Handle coordination between ERA and Service Territory Concessionaires especially on issues related to tariffs.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager Investment Planning & Promotion.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Assistant Financial & Economic Analyst career placement should a Honours Bachelor’s (honours) degree in Economics, Development Economics or Business Administration. A Master’s degree in relevant field shall be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in a reputable organization doing a similar role.
  • Proven ability to carryout energy demand forecasting, economic and financial feasibility assessment of the energy sector projects applicable to rural electrification.
  • Knowledge of the use of statistical software for data analysis.
  • Working knowledge of the energy sector and possession of experience in the preparation of energy sector feasibility studies.

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandans should send their applications including; a cover letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered to: The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, Kampala - Uganda.

NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 8th July 2016 by 1.00PM.


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Credit Manager Job Placement - ABC Capital Bank Ltd

Job Title:     Credit Manager
Organisation: ABC Capital Bank Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

About US:
ABC Capital Bank started its journey in 1993, as a deposit taking financial institution then trading by the name Capital Finance Corporation Limited. Licensed and supervised by Bank of Uganda under the Financial Institutions Act 2004, Capital Finance Corporation Limited offered a wide range of products such as savings accounts, business accounts, fixed deposits, business loans services and remittances through Western Union money transfer agency. ABC Capital Bank is part of ABC Group, Kenya and has ambitious growth plans.

Job Summary: The Credit Manager will provide effective leadership to the department’s staff and manage all aspects of credit appraisal & management in order to deliver high customer satisfaction as well as maximize profitability for the bank.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide management leadership, guidance & strategic direction to the credit department
  • Develop and implement suitable credit management and legal procedures
  • The jobholder will implement the Bank’s Credit Policy and carry out periodic reviews
  • Evaluate and assess credit risks, exposure risks, business risks and security risks
  • Routinely examine credit applications and provide recommendations to the Credit Committee/BCC
  • Regularly review credit facilities and provide management with reports
  • Ensure quality lending and clean loan book
  • Ensure that securities where applicable are correctly taken and legally enforceable
  • Provide credit administrator oversight of custody of credit securities and review them regularly to ensure that they remain legally enforceable
  • Ensure that disbursement of credit facilities is done within the approved conditions
  • Promptly review credit facilities to avoid holding expired facilities
  • Classify credit accounts and provide report to Management
  • Grow business in the medium and corporate markets hence driving revenue & minimizing loss
  • Monitor credit accounts performance and advise management
  • Identify and recommend to the management introduction of new products as per existing and future customers’ need
  • Keenly analyse the entire Bank’s credit portfolio for correct provisioning as the Central Bank and provide recommendations where necessary
  • Oversee Management of the loan portfolio in order to minimise risk of loss.
  • Provide an oversight to Ensure that the data keyed in the system on all aspects of Credit is correctly done to avoid income leakage and any future litigation.
  • Ensure all credit provisions are correctly taken by the credit administration unit
  • Participate effectively in all product development initiatives that relates to Credit
  • Carry out field assessment exercises for customers and evaluate their businesses (KYC) for approval by the credit committee
  • Ensure that credit files and all loan appraisal documentation is well maintained and up to date
  • Drive credit portfolio profitability
  • Ensure that service level agreements are in place & met by all service providers to the credit department
  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance during audits, both internal and external and provide reports of the same
  • Performance appraisals for staff under your authority be done on a regular basis
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the ABC Capital Bank Credit Manager job opportunity should hold a Degree in either Marketing or Business related discipline from a recognized university
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification is an added advantage
  • A minimum of six years working experience in busy commercial banking environment
  • Sound knowledge of credit products with minimum of 4 years experience
  • Ability to translate the bank’s corporate strategy into a departmental business plan and operationally the same.
  • Ability to provide leadership that motivates staff to maximize their productivity and retention.
  • Ability to present, communicate and implement essential changes to position Credit Department for sustainable success in competitive markets.
  • Ability to effectively promote the bank and establish business networks at high levels within the target markets
  • Willingness to take measured risks
  • Proficiency for evaluating market conditions and responding quickly, proactively and positively
  • Good analytical and decision making skills
  • Broad knowledge of banking practices and local banking regulations.
  • Knowledge of banking products
  • Skills in leadership and sales management
  • Solution selling techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal / written / communication skills
  • Good knowledge of banking and financial market in Uganda
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply:
The ideal candidates are encouraged to send their applications including a signed cover letter, CV and three reputable references to hr@abccapitalbank.co.ug

Deadline: 6th July 2016 by 4:00pm

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Electrical Engineer Career Jobs - Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Job Title:    Electrical Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Manager Production & Technical Services

About US:
Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) has been revived as an investment arm through which Government will invest in strategic Sectors of the economy in partnership with the private sector to trigger industrial and economic development of the country. The mandate of UDC is to promote and facilitate the industrial and economic development of Uganda. One of the current projects UDC is implementing is the Soroti Fruit factory. Construction of the factory is now nearing completion.

Job Summary: The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for designing new electrical systems and ensure that all electrical systems are operating efficiently,  undertake scheduled and breakdown maintenance of electrical components and systems of all manufacturing equipment or plants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the overall electrical systems maintenance team
  • In charge of designing electrical operating systems and maintenance including the required calibration strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Responsible for planning and undertaking scheduled electrical maintenance
  • Diagnosing electrical affiliated breakdown problems and provide solutions where applicable
  • Work closely with the assistant manager production in conducting on the spot quality assurance systems inspections and audit.
  • Generate specialist procurement of electrical fixtures, fittings or components; controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment; monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Dealing with emergency and unplanned electrical/equipment breakdown and repairs
  • Writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Work in liaison with the mechanical engineer to take lead in repairing and equipment maintenance.
  • Supervising, mentoring, motivating and guiding of technical services staff
  • Work in liaison with the mechanical engineer draw and managing approved budgets under the technical services department
  • Ensuring compliance to staff health and safety regulations
  • Creating maintenance procedures
  • Work closely with the mechanical Engineer, manage equipment stocks and supplies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering
  • Possession of Post Graduate qualifications in a related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ factory experience in electrical repairs and maintenance experience in a food/fruits processing/FMCG factory
  • Ability to positively deliver under pressure
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills, staff mentoring and supervisory skills
  • Team work and good leadership skills
  • Adequate IT and Analytical skills

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Uganda Development Corporation
Floor 5, Soliz House
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue
P. O. Box 7042 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 8th July 2016

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Customer Experience Director Job Placement - Bridge International Academies

Job Title:         Customer Experience Director
Organization: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and we recently launched operations in Nigeria and India respectively.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will lead multiple field and office based teams in delivering the Bridge experience, as promised, to parents
  • Manage the on-going academy operations at all academies – including pupil admissions and timely fee collections; supplies, grounds, and overall inventory management; teacher supervision and mentorship; retail and concession sales management; and more – including accountability measures across all responsibilities
  • Develop customized strategies to help all academies solve any academy-specific issues and reach their pupil reach goals, leveraging Academy Managers and their supervisors to execute on ideas
  • The incumbent will also drive community outreach across all new and existing Bridge communities including advertisements, events, communications, programmes, promotions and more aimed at potential parents, potential staff, community leaders and influencers, and general public
  • Recruit academy staff, run induction trainings, workshops, and on-going professional development, and lead communications to all academy staff, collating information from all departments in order to maintain one voice of clear, actionable, and inspiring information
  • Define national Customer Experience budgets and timelines throughout the academy lifecycle for purposes of maximizing pupils growth and academy revenue, liaising with other departments as needed
  • Spend time in Bridge communities developing a knowledge of the market, competitors, and trends as well as driving customer insights and critical business issues opportunities
  • Partner with other teams throughout Bridge as needed, particularly Operations, which covers all “back of house” operations, such as ensuring that technology is working, vendors are paid, academies are well maintained, and more.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Customer Experience Director career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (business, management, sales, retail management, organisational behaviour), graduate degrees preferred
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant experience, including extensive experience in operations, programme management, managing field teams, retail, sales, and customer strategy.
  • Ability to manage as well as lead and execute projects yourself; Bridge is a very hands-on company.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven sales organization; start up or high-growth company experience preferred.
  • Supreme organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills; natural leadership and ability to inspire a major plus.
  • Previous experience working with low income customers
  • The applicant should have a passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed

Personal Competencies:
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive.  You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.  Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.  You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.  Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.  On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate – Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind.  You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).  You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.  You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “Customer Experience Director.”

Deadline: 1st July, 2016

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