Fresher Data Management Officer NGO Jobs - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:         Data Management Officer
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection Manager

About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         The incumbent will facilitate and/or dispatch data collection for the Protection and Community services programme and support the M&E officer for data collection methodology, data processing and data analysis. Ensure responses to report requests from the Protection team. Act as a local lead in compiling and calculating statistics. Train local staff and/or organize training in data management best practices. Liaise with headquarters on new reporting requirements and procedures.
·         Ensure that relevant data elements are collected in a standardized manner and generate statistic through the use of statistic software (SPSS, STATA etc…). Conduct data collection audits in order to ensure that no unnecessary data collection is occurring and to ensure that all necessary data is being captured.
·         The jobholder will also record explicit data audit trails and metadata elements when calculating statistics, such that data sources, data quality and the methods of calculation are systematically kept. Develop new data collection and data analysis tools, including efficient data capturing forms. Manage the registration database, oversee data input and reporting in close collaboration with other officers and managers (M&E, protection, community services, etc.). Create and maintain databases and spreadsheets that meet programme requirements. Convert, import and export data from systems as required.
·         The Data Management Officer will manage, support and coach Data entry assistants
·         Coordinate the activities of the BBTT team through close supervision, follow up and daily meetings
·         Coordinate closely with the M&E Officer, Protection Manager and Community Service Manager and other internal and external stakeholders to make sure the programme team is provided with updated quantitative data and statistics;
·         Act as a focal point for receiving and following up on overall statistics and data for the programme and  ensure quality and relevance of the programme database
·         Develop and improve a database according to identified needs from the programme team
·         Support the M&E Officer for field data collection (quantitative)
·         Handle all admin and finance matters related to the data entry team;
·         Regularly monitor and evaluate the work of the data entry team
·         Perform any other duties, as needed or requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidates for the IRC Data Management Officer job vacancy should hold a University Degree in computer science, statistics, economics or a related field.
·         At least two years’ experience in data management, statistics, analysis, information technology and administration
·         Strong management and organizational skills.
·         Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
·         Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
·         Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
·         Must be computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, STATA, SPSS).
·         Language Skills:  Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English.
·         IRC Standards for Professional Conduct: Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

NB: Female are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link below.


Deadline: 1st November, 2016

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Environmental Specialist Job Careers - World Bank

Job Title:         Environmental Specialist
Organization: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job #: 162307

About World Bank:
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.

Job Summary: The Environmental Specialist will support the GP’s work on the application of environmental policy to Bank investment lending, including risk management and knowledge and learning initiatives.  The Environmental Specialist will play an essential role in the application of the Bank’s environmental policies (i.e. Environmental Assessment (OP 4.01), Natural Habitats (OP 4.04), Pest Management (OP 4.09), Physical Cultural Resources (OP 4.11), Forests (OP 4.36), and Safety of Dams (OP 4.37)) and in supporting the use of environmental assessments methodologies across a range of sectors and country contexts. The Environmental Specialist will be part of a dynamic team of environment and natural resources management specialists working in the Global Practice. The incumbent will also provide technical expertise on a variety of environmental issues related to investment operations, development policy loans, and other instruments, such as Technical Assistance, including with regard to adaptation to climate change, natural resources management and green and inclusive growth.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Actively participate as team member in the preparation and/or supervision of environmental safeguards policy requirements in different Bank funded operations, including  participating in identification missions; supporting implementation of safeguards policy requirements and seeking opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies in various investment operations; maintaining regular dialogue with the client and enhance their capacity on environmental policies; and contributing to Aide Memoires.
·         Seek and develop opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and environment safeguards policies in different investment operations, participate as a team member in such operations and related analytical work, and enhance local capacities for implementing these policies.
·         Maintain dialogue and coordination between the Uganda national counterparts/Government and the teams working in Uganda, with an emphasis in developing long-lasting relations with Government counterparts and relevant national institutions.
·         Significantly contribute to and participate in quality reviews within the Region and provide environmental input in project documents in accordance with the Bank operational policies including Concept Review, Appraisal and Decision/Negotiations Packages.
·         Actively facilitate and maintain effective communication with the local partners, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), civil society, the private sector as well as specialized international organizations in line with the Bank’s Access to Information Policy and need to harmonize with clients and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the region.
·         Actively participate in and/or possibly lead natural resource projects and the policy dialog with the government and other stakeholder relevant to environment or natural resources in Kenya/Uganda/Rwanda.  This includes coordination with other financiers, review of sector policies, strategies, and legislation.
·         Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Practice manager such as contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing events.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the World Bank Environmental Specialist career opportunity should hold an Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental economics, environmental science/engineering, natural resources management or related field, preferably with major in one or more of the following areas: environmental institutions or policy, environmental health or pollution, forestry, biodiversity or climate change.
·         At least five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environment sector.
·         Broad knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental management, environmental sector policy, or integrated development planning or climate change mitigation or adaption, in various sectors (e.g., water supply and sanitation; transport, energy, natural disaster management, rural development, environmental pollution and health). Previous exposure and experience working in middle income countries; understanding of the institutional and political context and exposure to the national environmental policy challenges.
·         International work experience would be an advantage.
·         Proven teamwork and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
·         Demonstrated project management / operational skills and familiarity with Bank procedures and business practices including occupational health and safety management and the WBG safeguard policies would be an advantage.
·         Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, NGOs, private sector international organizations, development partners and/or with the government will be an advantage.
·         A strong sense of team work and ability to work independently with limited supervision;
·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Willingness to travel extensively in rural areas of Kenya/Uganda/Rwanda if necessary.
·         Fluency in English is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).

Personal Competencies:
·         Broad knowledge and experience in successfully applying the environmental safeguard policies and high risk projects, especially infrastructure projects, in sectors such as Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Urban and Water Infrastructure.
·         Applies technical knowledge on the job and provides inputs to country and sector strategies.  Interacts with clients on technical level.
·         Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Basic understanding of environmental policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations, specifically related to climate change.
·         Environmental Sciences - Basic experience applying knowledge (air pollution and meteorology; soil science; water; ecosystems; conservation; agriculture concerns, etc.) to policy-related decisions and advice.
·         Project Design for Impact and Sustainability - Contributes to the design of projects and programs, based on an understanding of the country and sector context. 
·         Sector Dialogue - IL – Contributes to dialogues with the client on familiar topics, with a narrow scope, based on a solid understanding of the sector. 
·         Operational Project Management – Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, as well as of Bank instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communications.
·         Strategic and Technical Analyses for Country/Sector Issues – Contributes to the formulation and implementation of complex analytical work and policy papers, leveraging relevant analytical tools and a grasp of issues surrounding policy and sector reform.  
·         Client Orientation – Demonstrates diplomacy, tact and sensitivity in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides inputs to develop evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge. 
·         Drive for Results – Provides inputs to efforts to identify and acquire resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and contributes to solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables. 
·         Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Participates in teams to achieve outcomes, provides inputs to team solutions and demonstrates good inter-personal skills for teamwork, demonstrating respect for different points of view. 
·         Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Contributes to sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
·         Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Under direction of senior staff, gathers inputs, contributes to risk assessments, and provides information relevant to assessment of decisions affecting internal and external stakeholders.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications Online by reviewing details at the web link below and clicking Apply Now on getting a broader insight of vacancy.


Deadline: 14th November 2016

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Earn over 9000 Euros as Programme Support Officer as Concern Worldwide

Job Title:       Programme Support Officer
Organisation: Concern Worldwide
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: €9556
Reference: KK/UG/PSO

About US:
Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without on-going support from Concern.

Job Summary: The Programme Support Officer will support the programme primarily in the following areas: report writing, learning paper, supporting effective M&E systems and M&E activities in the programmes, write-ups of case studies and other relevant documentation for internal and external communications, supporting advocacy initiatives, knowledge management through overseeing electronic and hardcopy filing and archiving.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Reporting & Documentation:
·         Update and oversee the Uganda Annual Reporting Template which includes HQ reports (annual, monthly, HAP); Donor reports and Government of Uganda reports (annual returns and district reports)
·         Work on various donor reports ensuring timely submission of good quality reports
·         Work in close collaboration with PD and programmes personnel identify case studies that tell the story of our programmes and document in various media – written case studies, video, photographs and in formats appropriate to various audiences. e.g. donors, HQ education, intranet and publicity, advocacy targets etc
·         Edit the annual report for circulation to peer organisations, government etc
·         Provide support on reporting, documentation as requested by the PD and CD
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·         Support the PD in ensuring that Concern Uganda has an effective monitoring and evaluation system in line with Concern Worldwide policies and donor requirements.
·         Support PMs in developing M&E plans for their programmes and supporting them in M&E activities.
·         Concern Uganda uses Digital Data Gathering Devices for surveys and information collection purposes. The PSO will have a key role in supporting programme teams in the use of data gathering devices and analysis of information.
·         Offer support in strengthening M&E through training staff in participatory monitoring tools and supporting monitoring events.
·         Support Programmes’ staff in the compilation & analysis of information for M&E and learning  purposes
·         Assist PMs in reviewing partners M&E practices and building partners M&E capacity as appropriate
Advocacy Support:
·         Assist the programmes team in developing and rolling out the advocacy strategy for Concern Uganda.
·         In charge of the preparation of information and analysis to support advocacy initiatives
·         Assist in communications relating to advocacy initiatives.
Knowledge Management & Archiving:
·         Review and update the filing MAPon Kampala Programmes Folder and administer Shared Programmes Folder
·         Administer the Filing of core documents (hard and soft)
·         Support managers establish filing systems in each programme location
·         Using CWW archiving guidelines lead on document archiving and disposal in collaboration with the Internal Auditor Uganda
·         Work in liaison with the Desk Officer Dublin to ensure the Uganda country site is up to date
Management Support:
·         Assist in the roll-out of Concern Uganda programmes operational management procedures which include annual Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs), programme quarterly reviews, procurement plans, monthly report templates etc.
·         Participate in country programmes meeting and assist in minute taking, writing up of annual country programme plan etc.
Other: Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Country Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate should hold third level qualification in Development Studies or a related Social Sciences field
·         Excellent analytical skills
·         Good English writing skills with the ability to write reports and communication pieces to international donor standards.
·         Excellent IT skills with qualification or high level of competence in computer applications in MS Office.
·         Previous experience in working with data for analysis and communication purposes.
·         Prior experience working in a similar role is desired
·         Previous exposure and experience in communicating to a wide audience using a range of media is an added advantage
·         Self-motivated, highly organised and proactive.
·         Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
·         Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.
·         Good monitoring and evaluation skills.
·         Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
·         Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.
·         Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
·         Patience and a good sense of humour
·         Willingness and ability to spend at least 50% of time in field locations primarily Karamoja.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 16th November 2016

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Administrative Officer Career Jobs - Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Organization: Uganda Road Fund (URF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Corporate Services

About US:
Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by the Uganda Road Fund Act 2008, to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public roads.

Job Summary: The Administrative Officer will be in charge of the implementation of URF Administration policies, facility management of URF resources fleet and assets, provision of administrative support for smooth running of URF operations, programmes and activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The jobholder will implement and regularly submit proposals to Management to review the Administration Manual of the Fund.
·         The Administrative Officer will prepare and implement the annual work plan and budget for the Administration function (including procurement of physical assets i.e. vehicles, furniture and equipment) and provide quarterly progress reports to Management.
·         The incumbent will also manage the physical assets of the Fund and provide support to the Fund Management Function in the maintenance of Fixed Assets by ensuring that all assets are engraved and entered on to the Fixed Assets Register; Initiate the disposal of URF assets in compliance with set policies and procedures
·         Ensure that all Assets of the Fund such as Motor vehicles, computers and other physical assets are comprehensively insured.
·         Manage the tenancy agreement/relationship between URF and the landlord to ensure compliance with the agreement, implement cost-effective and efficient methods for payment of utilities, supervise repairs and ensure safety of the work environment for URF staff (i.e. by monitoring expiry dates on fire extinguishers, exit routes and ensuring that Management and staff are aware of any occupational hazards).
·         Manage the cleaning, security and catering services within the Road Fund offices and provide monthly progress reports to the Management on the provision of these services.
·         Manage the URF vehicle fleet to ensure proper maintenance, inspect the Log books to collate the mileage displayed with the vehicle odometer against the logbook, recommend for repairs upon inspection and provide monthly reports on Motor Vehicle maintenance to Management.
·         Develop and implement the Records Management System for the proper maintenance of the records of the Fund; set up the Central Registry and create systems for comprehensive document control processes/procedures for use by all staff.
·         Responsible for the requisition for stock from the stores for use by departments upon authorization by the Fund Management Department.
·         Provide facility management plan to the ongoing partnership between URF and PPDA to develop a joint office space, tendering timely and correct advice to the joint committee.
·         Supervise and appraise the Client Relations Assistant, Drivers, Office Assistant and Office Attendant in accordance with set targets; submit to Management, bi-annual performance appraisal reports on the performance of the front office and support functions respectively.
·         Perform any other duties assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the Uganda Road Fund Administrative Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Administration, Management or other relevant discipline.
·         Possession of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management Studies or relevant field shall be of added advantage.
·         Membership of an Administration related Professional Association;
·         A minimum of five years’ experience gained in a reputable agency especially in Administration and facility management.
·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment to achieve results;
·         Broad knowledge and experience of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements in the public sector;
·         Shall have clear and demonstrable understanding of the Road Fund and its relating stakeholders and designated agencies.
·         Demonstrable knowledge, understanding and experience of facilities planning and management;
·         Demonstrable knowledge, understanding and experience of handling Board affairs and procurement processes including contract management;
·         Flexible and able to respond effectively to unforeseen work environment circumstances to ensure workforce comfort, safety, and adequate provisions at all times;
·         High integrity, with high levels of confidentiality;
·         Excellent communication skills, written and verbal;
·         Excellent analytical skills, good oral and written skills;
·         Computer literacy
·         Self-driven practical person with a high sense of responsibility requiring minimum supervision;
·         Team player, innovative worker and pleasant personality.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications accompanied by;
·         A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
·         Detailed Curriculum Vitae showing experience and positions held
·         Current Salary
·         Three professional referees including phone and E-mail contacts
·         Copies of testimonials
·         Postal Addresses, daytime telephone contacts and E-mail address of applicant

The complete application package should be sent in hardcopy to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor TWED Towers, Plot 10 Kafu Road, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 7501, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 11th November, 2016


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Fresher Program Officer, Communications NGO Jobs - Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Organisation: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Programmes

About FOWODE:
Forum for Women in Democracy is a non-partisan Women’s rights organization operating in Uganda with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 – 1995 Constituency Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through Capacity Development, Community Empowerment, Policy Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.

Job Summary: The Program Officer, Communications is tasked with implementing the organisations communication strategy, ensuring her visibility and maintaining relations with the media. The incumbent will also be responsible for overseeing the recruitment, development and servicing of the organisation’s membership.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Develop, recommend, and implement communications strategies that increase traditional and new media coverage of FOWODE and media opportunities for FOWODE leadership and staff.
·         Expand FOWODE’s network of media contacts and increase visibility of FOWODE with opinion leaders.
·         Establish and maintain FOWODE’s website and internet presence as an invaluable source of information on democracy and good governance issues broadly and on the work of FOWODE specifically for the general public, media, academics, activists and other organizations that support FOWODE’s mission. This includes gathering information from all program activities and collating it for the website.
·         Provide a consistent, high-quality public image of the organization, including ensuring organization- wide adherence to FOWODE messages and style, and providing final proofreading and copyediting approval of all communications and program materials for external distribution.
·         Manage FOWODEs quarterly newsletter, Speak, and ensure its timely production.
·         Spearhead the organisation’s branding ensuring quality and consistency in production and usage of all communication and promotional materials
·         Ensure production and circulation of media advisories, radio messages, press releases, letters to the editor, op-eds; coordinate press and public events; make press calls; track press outreach; maintain institutional records for media outreach,; maintain files for external correspondence and organizational feedback related to communications.
·         Develop databank of FOWODEs work including resource materials, media clips (print and electronic), photos, videos and ensure easy accessibility by the organisation’s internal and external stakeholders
·         With relevant staff, develop and implement distribution strategies for all FOWODE publications, fact sheets and policy briefs and other published materials.
·         Stay abreast with critical issues of relevance to the organization in the operating environment and ensure timely and effective relay of information to staff.
·         Actively contribute to planning of and arrangement for FOWODE events
·         Take charge of the organisation’s membership including recruitment, development, and general servicing
·         Mentor and supervise the IT officer and the librarian
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Programmes and the Management Team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Program Officer, Communications vacancy should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, international communications, public relations, or a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience is required
·         A minimum of two years’ experience in communication-related work in an NGO
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of gender equality and human rights issues and ability to translate these into program development;
·         Experience in the field of communications, PR and marketing is an asset
·         Analytical skills, critical and strategic thinking
·         Organizational skills
·         Able to support documentation of lessons learnt
·         Teamwork - Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
·         Ability to deliver quality results 
·         Computer literacy and high level of familiarity and use of electronic formats and social media
·         Excellent English verbal and written communications skills, including drafting and editorial skills for online publication and ability to communicate effectively
·         Commitment to the vision and mission of FOWODE
·         Effective time management
·         Integrity
·         Self drive and initiative
·         Proactive and result-oriented
·         Innovation and creativity

How to Apply:
 All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated CVs to: patricia.munabi@fowode.org

Deadline: 11th November, 2016

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