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UN Careers - Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Job Title:    Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Social Policy Manager


About US:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.


Job Summary:  Under the general guidance of the Social Policy Manager, the  Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection)is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social policy programing and related advocacy, from strategic planning and formulation, to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes (a) coordinating the implementation of a regional systems-strengthening intervention to address the health, nutrition needs and vulnerabilities of mothers and children; (b) monitoring the roll-out of systems strengthening and social protection activities, including stakeholder engagement, information collection and coordination, and liaising with programme partners; and (c) coordinating the evaluation of the integrated programmatic efforts to measure the impact and economic efficiency of the joint “Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Refugee-Hosting Districts of West Nile, Uganda” intervention, measure operational efficiencies, and analyse qualitative and quantitative research towards more effective programming and public policies. The incumbent will further support the work of the Social Policy and Advocacy team by engaging with government and civil society partners, carrying out programmatic activities, and driving evidence-generation and data-driven decision-making. The incumbent will support linkages with other UNICEF sections, most prominently Child Survival and Development.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Improving data and evidence on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action

·        Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children through systems strengthening

·        Improving use of public financial resources for children

·        Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy

·        UNICEF Programme Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.

·        A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required.

·        Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset.

·        Experience working in national health and nutrition structures and systems is desirable.

·        Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.

·        Fluency in English is required

·        UNICEF’s core values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability, and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

·        Competencies: Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Persuading & Influencing and Planning & Organizing.


 NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.


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Deadline: 5th March 2021


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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer US NGO Jobs - Mercy Corps


Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will work with the Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the program.  The MEL Officer will be responsible for supporting the MEL Director  to oversee the monitoring and data collection of the project, lead regular and annual field based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide insight to the project team, and contribute to report writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized between the Activity sites. The MEL Officer will supervise a MEL Assistants and  may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data analysis, and reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The MEL officer will be an integral member of the Activity team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Work closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.

·        Coordinate reporting with local partners, specifically tracking deadlines, ensuring adherence to formats and requirements, ensuring reporting quality and accuracy, and periodic report writing, editing, and submission.

·        Compile progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the monitoring plan.

·        Develop accountability and transparency mechanisms for the program and orient Apolou staff as well as local partners on the same.

·        Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.

·        Actively participate in household identification and verification of households that participate in the Activity.

·        Support the MEL Director in coordinating the baseline, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation, along with other key research activities.

·        Build the capacity of all relevant team members to implement program monitoring tools, accurately enter program data into relevant databases, and enable them to develop excellent reports and other documents.

·        Build the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and support on: monitoring tools, entering program data into databases, the development of reports and other documents.

·        Design and implement a community workshop to define baseline measures and indicators of progress that the community can use to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

·        Document lessons learned and success stories on the project.

·        Ensure adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her duties, advising and supporting other staff in the same as required.

·        Disseminate research learnings and recommendations to team members, beneficiaries and other relevant audiences.

Finance & Compliance Management

·        Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security programming.


·        Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission

·        Other duties assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social science or related field.

·        Three years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food security, agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.

·        Good understanding and skills at data management.

·        Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.

·        Strong knowledge of mobile data collection tools and best practices. Experience with case management systems preferred.

·        Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

·        Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.

·        Fluent in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.

·        Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.

·        The successful MEL Officer will combine exceptional management skills and experience in building and maintaining partner relationships. S/he will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving the M&E system of the program. S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills.

·        Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential.

·        The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

·        A good sense of humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also goes a long way!


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their application with an updated CV and cover letter online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th February 2021


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Regional Financial Planning & Analysis Manager Jobs - Liquid Telecom


Job Title:    Regional Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Organisation: Liquid Telecom

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: the CEO Uganda with a dotted line to Regional Head of FP&A 


About US:

Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice, and IP provider in eastern, central, and southern Africa. It supplies fiber optic, satellite, and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, and businesses of all sizes. Liquid Telecom also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award-winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond.


Job Summary:  The Regional Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be focused on developing and maintaining financial strategy as well as evaluating and managing financial performance from the aspect of financial planning and analysis. The goal is to support financial decision making and advisory services to RCFO, LTU Exco & Other OPCO EXCOs on the line of Financial Planning and analysis


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Budgeting and financial planning:

·        Preparing timely and accurate Annual Operating Plans according to the group guidelines

·        Prepare a 5-year business plan, developing an appropriate drivers-based model

·        Prepares financial budgets and management reports thus ensures efficient budgetary control

·        Analyses monthly financial performance against established benchmarks set within the business  plan framework for the Company and/or AOP

·        Prepares financial feasibility and profitability studies; evaluates and approves financial dimensions  of new projects, new products, and main changes to processes

·        Analyses of business performance against set KPIs  analysis; variance analysis vs budget

Capital expenditure budgeting, evaluation of business cases and analysis:

·        Evaluates and reviews Business Cases to ensure business viability for any long term projects and  profitability or cashback for the business

·        Develops Capex budget in conjunction with Technical and Commercial Departments

·        Ensures that capital expenditure for the company is correctly spent and is in line with the CAPEX  approvals

·        Reviews Capex productivity to ensure that proper Value for Money is achieved

·        Designs and/or assists the Pricing team to ensure the correct price for new products

·        Review of existing pricing models to ensure that the profitability and marketing standing is viable  and ensure the growth of the Marketing

Financial performance and financial risks management:

·        Ensures that the business achieves or surpasses its profitability targets by monitoring key  expenditure areas and that profitability margins are in line with a business plan

·        Meets key line managers weekly regarding their expenditure and carries out monthly variance  checks and addresses them through line managers

·        Manages the company’s capital expenditure budget Actual vs Budget monthly performance (spend  and committed)

·        Analyses PL profitability by product and margin analysis

·        Monitors operating expenses closely to ensure that efficiencies flow through to minimize costs

·        Assists with Revenue assurance and monthly revenue rolling forecasts

·        Assists in the preparation of Board papers

Investment decision model development review and approval:

·        Designs and or improves on existing business cases/investment models

·        Advises Management on investment or decline decision/ Lease or purchase option

·        Follows up on investment decision and report to management

·        Ensures business cases capture all the relevant costs related to the investment decision

·        Ensures payback and NPV metrics are in line with group policy

·        Ensures all the investments have to go through business case process and approval

·        Ensures that the business achieves or surpasses its profitability targets by monitoring key  expenditure areas


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Economics, Actuarial Science or Related Discipline

·        Professional accounting qualification such as CPA, CFA, CIMA or ACCA, NBAA registration

·        MBA or MBL will be an added advantage

·        Five years of experience as Head of FP&A, Financial Controller, or a related discipline

·        Five years of experience with Senior Management position within the Telecom Industry

·        Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting  Standards (IAS)

·        Knowledge of Accounting Systems (Financial accounting software), HYPERION, Sage Evolution/  Accpac

·        Business performance Management

·        Good spreadsheet and financial modeling skills are a prerequisite

·        High skills in computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office and business modeling tools.

·        Good analytical, conceptual, and diagnostic skills

·        Good understanding of the different business functions and their interaction towards the  achievement of the business objectives

·        High degree of professional judgment and discretion.


How to Apply:

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Deadline: 5th March 2021.


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Programme Officer NGO Jobs - Stromme Foundation (SF)


Job Title:    Programme Officer

Organisation: Stromme Foundation (SF)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Stromme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian international non-Governmental Organisation. From its Head Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF works through a field structure comprising of Regional and Country Offices in East and West Africa, and Asia to implement projects in the areas of creating Employment and lob opportunities, promoting inclusive Education (IE) and strengthening the capacity of local communities. SF‘s field structure works closely with local partners in implementing projects and programmes.


Job Summary:  The Programme Officer will be responsible tor; ensuring effective and timely planning and execution of project work plans; delivering and documenting results; and sharing lessons learned with relevant partners and in relevant advocacy spaces. Additionally, the Programme Officer will coordinate and lead efforts to strengthen SFEA’s national and district level advocacy efforts to meet organisational goals. The Programme Officer will work within SFEA’s programming mandate and goal of reaching the most vulnerable adolescent girls, boys and young women and supporting them with opportunities to realise their full potential. The Programme Officer will use her/his passion for adolescent empowerment, innovation, project management skills, her/his knowledge of advocacy to adequately coordinate projects and our partners including working directly with, and collaborating, with the district authorities, CSOs, youth organisations, schools, among others. .


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme Development

        Work closely with the Technical Area Specialist and the Education Manager to develop and implement innovative adolescent empowerment programmes that amplify the voices to young people in policy and decision making in West Nile.

        Develop and share annual, quarterly, and monthly structured work plans, highlighting; key outputs, challenges, and action that SFEA can take advantage of to entrance its advocacy functions and meet the health and well-being needs of young people.

        Support the Communications & Marketing team with writing regular activity reports, profiling SFEA advocacy wins. collection of audio-visual Information, designing content for various programme materials and various other tasks.

        Participate in field activities to collect content including taking pictures/videos and writing stories.

        Liaise with stakeholders on the design, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy strategy including with SFEA partners. young people and other target groups, local government, and others.

        Liaise with the Business Development team to raise funds for the organisation through proposal development and other fundraising options.

        Monitoring and Evaluation

        Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.

        Conduct training for implementing partners on data collection methodologies.

        Conduct data quality checks in the field to ensure accuracy and completion of survey questionnaires.

        Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings, and make relevant recommendations on a regular basis.

        Monitor the sustainability oi the projects results.

        Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the PMEAL Adviser and Officer.

        Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the program manager/officer in preparing relevant reports.

        Assist partners’ M&E and Protect officers with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.

Coordination functions

        Plan and manage protect and activities at the regional office(s) and in the field

        Participate in budgeting, work plan development, implementation, and regular reviews to monitor and evaluate progress.

        Ensure regular and effective communication and coordination with SFEA’s regional partners and regularly liaise with the Kampala office and Norwegian Head Office.

        Participate in Community dialogue. advocacy issues organised by partners in West Nile and take part in research and training activities at the regional office and take lead on timely data collection and reporting.

        Come up with new and creative programming approaches and activities to promote organisational goals and ensure that young people are at the centre.

        Promote organisational publicity and visibility by participating in all District sector meetings, OPM meetings, UNHCR meetings and other network meetings.

        Represent the organization at various strategic meetings, conferences, and workshops both at regional and national level.

        in coordination with the programme team. manage the information flow between SFEA and her partners including establishing systems and processes and promoting knowledge management.

        Consult and network with relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure that their key advocacy needs are met, in compliance with agreed standards, policies and priorities.

        Liaise with SFEA partners and stakeholders to collect information and document program results and impact.

Finance and Administration

        Budget development. monitoring budget utilisation and programme expenditure, programme implementation and results, and Budget development.

        Ensuring that all disbursements are undertaken in line with principles of sound financial and technical project cycle management.

        Follow up partner's budget utilization against output and activities.

        Will lead the field team and represent Stromme Foundation in any official events.

Partner Capacity Building

        With the Technical Area Specialist and Education Manager, carry out capacity needs assessment and develop annual and yearly capacity building plans to improve functionality of partners and ensure they feature in the overall Unit plan. ~ With guidance of the technical Area Specialist, implement the capacity building plan for Animators and supervisors, and assess results to ensure real development of the program.

        Regularly monitor and give partners staff specific to Bonga technical assistance to ensure increased adherence to guidelines and principles, more effectiveness and higher efficiency.

        Conduct basic Bonga Trainings and refreshers for Animators Supervisors and overseeing staff of the program. After the first year of implementation oversee partner staff in training of animators and ensure quality.

        Ensure inter partner learning through documentation of good practices, exchange visits, and sharing of information.

        Participate in knowledge networks that add value to the programme, and involve partners, these may be workshops organized by non-partner organizations, discussion groups, participatory research, and so on.

Synergy And Sustainability

        Guided by the Technical Area Specialist, integrate Community Managed Savings Groups and food security into Bonga interventions and oversee quality implementation, its growth and development.

        Ensure that direct Bonga interventions results relate to other programmes towards a holistic approach; for example, that adolescent mothers start IGAs, can save money to support their children in schools as well as improved household wellbeing. You will be required to demonstrate through stories and quantitative reports.

        Ensure that life skills training includes cross cutting issues of gender, psychosocial support, environment management, inclusion, Peace building, HIV/AIDS, and Children’s rights.

        Ensure that skills translate into lifelong practices for the partners and beneficiaries.


        Contribute to team and organizational activities such as team building exercises, unit meetings, General staff meetings and any other relevant R0 meetings and events.

        Learn and continually participate in the improving of SFEA’s Education programmes, strategy, and guidelines.

        Lend support to the Education Manager and Economic inclusion Specialist, Technical Area-Specialist, Regional Programme Manager, and the Regional Director as needs arise.

        Respond to enquiries from external stakeholders including individuals and other organizations, usually via telephone and email, in a timely manner and in consultation with the programme manager and the team leader. Personal Qualities

        Well organised, highly motivated, innovative, can manage numerous deadlines, positive altitude, can work with multiple strong personalities, responsible, independent, and able to overcome challenges.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

        The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, education, and development studies.

        A post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation or experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be added advantage.

        At least three years of working experience in a refugee with national or international NGO implementing through local NGOs.

        Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.

        Considerable experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.

        Fluency in English and any other local languages in North Western Uganda


How to Apply:

All candidates should send an application, Curriculum vitae, and Contacts of three referees addressed to;


Tile Regional Director

Stromme Foundation,

Plot 1, Kololo Hill Drive, PO Box 27200 Kampala.


Email to: with the subject line of which post you are applying.


NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 5th March 2021 


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