30 Client Service Officer Job Opportunities - SolarNow

Job Title:         Client Service Officer (30 Job Opportunities) Organization:  SolarNow Duty Station:  Bukwo and Ishaka, Uganda Rep...

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Program Development Officer US Non-profit Careers - Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Program Development Officer
Organisation: Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States (US). 

Job Summary:  The Program Development Officer will play the invaluable role of creatively crafting and implementing grant proposals to maximize Samaritan’s Purse’s consideration for funding opportunities, thereby ensuring continued Christ-like care of those we are seeking to minister to. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Develop concept papers and prepare grant proposals to Samaritan's Purse and donor organizations.
  • Ensure that program planning aligns with relevant international and internal standards.
  • Monitor and actively search for funding opportunities.
  • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program Managers and key decision makers.
  • Maintain a monthly grants or project status and reports tracking and share with management.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Samaritan’s Purse Program Development Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from four-year college or university; Master’s degree in related fields (international relations, international health, agriculture, economics, etc); three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Experience working for humanitarian organizations or International NGOs will be an advantage.
  • Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
  • Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Proven experience in proposal writing and M&E (including data management).
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point.

International Employee Benefits: Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should  apply online at the link below.

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Program Officer US Non-profit Jobs - Mercy Corps

Job Title:          Program Officer
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

Job Summary: The Program officer for the DFID funded 14-months program on Market system development. Taking a market systems development (MSD) approach, the strategy involved channeling coupons for partial subsidies on improved seeds through local agro-dealers, improving agro-dealers' ability to access quality inputs from national seed companies, promoting land sharing between refugees and host communities, and working with produce trading companies to attract them to the area and assist in developing agent networks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning, developing and implementing activities
  • Introduce program to relevant stakeholders including local business owners, local representatives and community members.
  • In coordination with program team and partners, plan, implement and monitor market development activities according to work plan
  • Mobilize targeted beneficiaries to fully participate in the program.
  • Work together with private sector partner, agents and agro dealers to set up a market network
  • Participate in assessments in the target geographic areas to assess current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as challenges.
  • Work closely with sub-award partners to coordinate all activities that are organized at the Innovation Centers.
  • Make almost daily field visits to settlements to ensure good implementation of MSD activities as well as partners' activities.
Collaboration/Networking with partners
  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships with sub-county leaders, representing Mercy Corps and soliciting participation in activities where appropriate and as directed.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as local government, NGOs and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager.
  • Work closely with subaward partners at the innovation centres, share and request for relevant project information
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Work closely with M&E to capture data for measuring output and impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of information from the field.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and work plans that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system of all activities
  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s  degree in agribusiness, development, economic development, business management or a closely related field
  • About 3-5 years of experience designing, implementing and managing similar initiatives (private sector partnership, economic strengthening, market systems development).
  • Experience in market system development is a must.
  • Experience in working in refugee settlements is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are required.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners is required.
  • Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
  • Knowledge of monitor and evaluation and know how to use it during the project

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline: 7th January 2019

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Team Leader - Livelihoods Non-profit Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:   The Team Leader – Livelihoods will ensure quality implementation of the overall Cash, Livelihood and environment component and synergize with other sectors which constitute the overall DRC program. S/He is responsible to manage a team of local staff (Officers and Assistants). He/she is also tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance to Cash, Livelihoods and environment management across programs in all sectors. The Livelihoods Coordinator is also responsible for developing/strengthening relationships with donors - at the field level - in close cooperation with the Head of Office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and representation
  • Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders in OPM, UN Agencies, Local Governments, Private Sector and CSOs in order to facilitate the development of economic opportunities and increased incomes for the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Cash, Livelihoods and Environment Sector and relevant sub-sectors/working groups.
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
  • Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.
  • Ensure regular Cash, Livelihoods and Environment sector meetings.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings.
Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Responsible for the development of concept note, project plans, budgets and funding proposals at the field level in thematic areas of Cash, livelihoods and Environment with Gender sensitivity in coordination with the Program Manager.
  • Undertake gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods and Environment and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to analysis.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of all Cash, livelihoods and environment projects within timeframe, budget and quality standards.
  • Contribute to the development of DRC strategy in areas of Cash, livelihoods and Environment.
  • Participate and ensure the quality and technical standards of the capacity building trainings activities at all levels.
  • Develop a monitoring scheme, which include performance and impact indicators for all Cash, livelihood and Environment components and related activities.
  • Develop data base system and data collection tools and ensure quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of Cash, livelihoods and environment.
  • Work in active coordination with other sectors.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Office, proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Staff development and management
  • Provision of Technical and Programmatic Leadership for the Cash, Livelihoods and Environment team of DRC.
  • Develop staff performance measures and targets and upraise them based on the targets set.
  • Conduct training needs assessment of all the Cash, livelihood and Environment staff and make recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staff through technical backstopping.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
Budget Monitoring
  • Responsible for grants management of all Cash, Livelihoods and Environment projects.
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments and the Project Manager/Head of Office to ensure smooth operation of the field offices.
  • In collaboration with the Area/Project Manager, review the activity and related financial reports.
  • Ensure timely procurements of the sector according to plan and with no delay
  • Ensure procurements of the sector are done within acceptable price, quality
  • Ensure technical qualities of deliveries

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Team Leader – Livelihoods job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Studies or related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in either International Relations, Business administration, Development studies, Management, Human rights, other Social sciences or related field added advantage
  • Three years’ professional work experience in similar area and capacity.
  • Proven record of Livelihoods, Cash, Gender and Environment experience.
  • Proven record of working with multiple donors like UNHCR, ECHO and BPRM
  • Competence using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • Ability to write reports and communication pieces.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team building and facilitating skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic and communication skills.
  • Strong Computer literacy, proposal writing and Report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, culturally sensitive, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.
  • Languages: Professional fluency in written and spoken English.

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below

Deadline: 31st December 2018

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UN Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience) Job Careers - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:              Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Grade: SC4

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience) will perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or non-food items.
  • Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Nutrition, Agricultural Science, Social Science, Development Studies or any other related area obtained from a recognized education institution.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible professional work experience in protection and gender development programming, including years of experience in emergency and development contexts.
  • Previous experience with evidence-based monitoring is highly desirable.
  • Experience in emergency and refugee operations especially in northern Uganda is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and implementing training, community consultations and negotiations in scenarios of cultural and language difficulty.
  • Has experience in analysing programme output and outcome data.
  • Extensive knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
  • Fluency in English and any or more of the following languages: Karamojong languages is essential

  • Strategic Management: Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
  • Performance Management: Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology: Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.
  • Data Analytics and Visualization: Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
  • Programme Monitoring and Review: Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 3rd January 2019

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3 Animal Husbandry Assistant Job Placements - Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union Ltd

Job Title:             Animal Husbandry Assistant (3 Job Placements)
Organisation: Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union Ltd
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union Ltd. envisions to become the leading producer of high-quality meat and meat products for local and international markets.

Job Summary:  The Animal Husbandry Assistant will support UMPCU by ensuring adequate management and quality of animals within the feedlot at the Livestock Resource Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure profitable operations of the feedlot to optimize feeding parameters
  • Manage feedlot and appropriate safety standards and relations with employees, suppliers and customers
  • Prepare short and long term operational plans supportive to the feedlot in conjunction with the Livestock Resource Centre Manager
  • Prepare budget and report operational and capital expenditure of the feedlot
  • Report of weekly and monthly feedlot performance
  • Repair and maintain equipment and structures as per agreed standard and program such as stock water, yards, buildings etc.
  • Ensure that all health and safety standards are adhered to and that the working environment is clean, tidy and hygienic

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a diploma in animal production, animal husbandry
  • Three years of demonstrated professional working experience with livestock especially cattle.
  • Strong knowledge of bovine nutrition, ration formulation, forage management, body condition scoring and animal genetics
  • Understand needs of young, rapidly growing cattle’
  • Have strong computer skills for record keeping, research and marketing.
  • Good knowledge of animal health and diagnostics
  • Good understanding and knowledge of working with farmer groups
  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Sound analytical judgment;
  • Ability to work with results-orientation and efficiency in a multi-tasking environment;
  • Strong planning skills;
  • Flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivated, preparedness to work off time;
  • Good computer skills in common word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), and accounting software
  • Ability to perform effectively under high pressure, hardship conditions and long working hours

How to Apply:
All candidates should submit a softcopy of their resumes, application letters, copies of your academic documents and other certificates to applications@ugandameat.ug with a copy to admin@ugandameat.ug

Deadline: 28th December 2018

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