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UN Graduate Volunteer Scheme Coordinator, Western Region Careers - United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda
Reports to: Graduate Volunteer Scheme Project Manager

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.  UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

About the UN Graduate Volunteer Programme:
To enhance young graduates’ employability and bridge their transition to work, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda and UN Volunteer (UNV) Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) on behalf of the Government of Uganda, developed a Project, “Uganda Graduate Volunteer Scheme”. The project aims to contribute to efforts of addressing persistent employment challenges faced by Ugandan young graduates. The project will specifically aim to provide young graduates leaving institutions of higher learning on an annual basis with access to work spaces to gain employability skills. This is in line with national strategy to increase availability and quality of gainful employment and enhance human capital development in the country.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Partnership development and support:
  • Coordinate partnership building activities in Western region of Uganda
  • Support the partnership specialist to mobilize more partners in the regions to join the project to increased resource mobilization and project impact
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with local and regional level partners
Volunteer Placement Coordination:
  • Coordinate volunteers on duty capacity building and post assignment support and address all issues and inquiries from both volunteers and host institutions
  • Plan and lead site visits to host institution to review the progress of each volunteer hosted, including discussion and resolution of any challenges
  • Plan and lead meeting/training at the end of the placement cycle with volunteers and host employers, including career fairs
  • Support coordination of dissemination events to share programme learning
  • Oversee and offer guidance to the coordination of alumni network initiatives
  • Design and oversee ongoing career guidance and job placement support for volunteers and alumni.
  • Support to implementing partners including Volunteer Host Institutions in the coordination of activities to ensure their efficient and effective contribution to project outcomes
  • Mobilize and maintain an updated database of graduate volunteers hosting institutions working/interested in working with project in the region
  • Manage a database of volunteers in the region and offer guidance to the recruitment process
Monitoring and reporting:
  • Provide guidance to volunteers on the reporting templates, review volunteer monthly reports and offer feedback and guidance as required
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports and as when required progress reports detailing progress against the output targets
  • Closely monitor overall the project progress, impact and risks and inform the project board of any changes within the project environment which would affect foreseen and agreed upon expected outcomes;
  • Sharing information regularly on the progress of project implementation, and any relevant issues as may be necessary;
Knowledge building and sharing:
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of annual workplans, quarterly reports and other reports
  • Promote knowledge sharing through the organization’s processes, systems and departments/units by helping develop and strengthen links between them to facilitate exchange of information
  • Identifying and codifying good practices locally and regionally for consideration;
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and document best practices;
  • Proactively contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Key Results/Expected Output:
  • Effective partnership development and support
  • Efficient volunteer Placement, Coordination, monitoring and reporting
  • Knowledge building and sharing
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN Volunteers Graduate Volunteer Scheme Coordinator, Western Region career opportunity should a University Degree in development studies, Community Development, business administration, management, economics, or related field.
  • Post Graduate Diploma or Certification in Project Management an advantage
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience involving programme/project development and management;
  • Experience in Knowledge Management and coordination with a diversity of stakeholders;
  • Experience in field level coordination of similar initiatives an advantage

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches
Commitment to continuous learning
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her own occupation and profession
  • Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally
  • Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve

  • Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honors commitments
  • Delivers outputs for which one ha responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
  • Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable
Planning and organising
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Speaks and write clear and effectively
  • Listen to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
Technological awareness
  • Keeps abreast of available technology
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the Office
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Volunteers, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 29th October 2018

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Marketing Coordinator DANIDA Project Jobs - NURI

Job Title:      Marketing Coordinator
Organization: Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative Programme (NURI)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator

About US:
Danida is funding NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) programme, which will be implemented from 2019 to 2022. In Arua district, the intervention for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be implemented by Arua District Farmers' Association (ARUDIFA). The main target for the strategic agricultural intervention is to make farming communities more resilient to climate change and to increase the average value of agricultural production for participating farmers. NURI in Arua district will support 890 farmer groups or app. 26,700 farmers inclusive of the refugees. NURI will build on the experiences from DAR but with a stronger focus on climate smart agriculture and support to refugee cause. NURI will be implemented in close cooperation with the District Local Government as well as UNHCR and OPM where refugees apply.

Job Summary:  The Marketing Coordinator will guide and coordinate marketing activities of all farmer groups.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collect and disseminate local price information to farmer groups through different means.
  • Sensitize farmers about new marketing possibilities and mobilize interested farmer groups into organized bulk marketing groups.
  • Guide and support marketing committees in collection of consolidated production and marketing data from farmers and farmer groups.
  • Identify large scale buyers or processors and link with bulk marketing groups
  • Sensitize staff on collective marketing models and opportunities
  • With District Commercial Officer carry out training of organized associations on marketing
  • Coordinate the marketing activities with other relevant actors in the district and lower local governments such as Dept of Trade and Commerce, etc.
  • Establish sustainable market linkages by developing linkages with traders and other existing marketing platforms and networks.
  • Monitor and guide farmer groups carrying out marketing.
  • Routinely compile data and deliver timely status and progress reports on marketing activities
  • Provide monthly reports to the Coordinator
  • Participate in radio programs
  • Provide technical oversight on Farmers groups production and marketing plans development and implementation.
  • Document and disseminate case studies, best practices on market activities and lessons learnt on working with farmer groups
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a relevant diploma or degree in Agribusiness, Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Extension or any other related qualification from a recognized university.
  • Two years working experience in marketing of small-scale farmers' produce
  • Skills in program planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English and the local language are a must
  • Computer skills i.e. MS Office
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter (1 page), CV (max 4 pages) clearly indicating work experience and 3 work related referees and photocopies of relevant academic documents / employment letters to the Coordinator Arua District Farmers' Association PLOT 15 OKUTI LANE, ARUA MUNICIPALITY or you can send by email to The application should be stapled as single unit and applicant must register at the reception desk when submitting hard copies.

Deadline: Monday 29th October 2018 at 5.00 pm

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Business Development Manager NGO Job Placement - Malteser International

Job Title:      Business Development Manager
Organisation: Malteser International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Malteser International is an international non-governmental aid agency for humanitarian aid of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, founded in 2005 by Malteser Germany (founded in 1953). The relief service has more than 50 years of experience in humanitarian relief and currently covers around 100 projects in about 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Malteser International has been working in Uganda since 1996, with projects in several regions of the country.

About IBSF:
Impact building solutions foundation (IBSF) is a German private social enterprise promoting innovative “Zero Carbon” construction works. In addition to this, MI-IBSF partnership aims at creating opportunities for the youth (employment and income generation).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Business Development Manager acts as a focal person for all potential MI-lBSF protects or initiative. .
  • Carries out continuous and systematic market assessments government interests, policies as well as funding opportunities and provides advice, recommendations on the way forward.
  • Contributes lo exploring areas of cooperation with government (local and national), UN, NGOs and private sector in terms development, expansion and: implementation of projects.
  • Actively contribute to IBSF marketing material and technical data sheets
  • Promotes IBSF product range,
  • Networks with key government institutions, donors, NGOs, and all other public and private sector parties or clients with an interest in the IBSF product range, Working relationships with external contacts are systematically build and maintained.
  • Participates in relevant meetings, workshops, networks, coordination mechanism, and shares reports to all concerned.
  • Participates in strategic development and planning of new MI-IBSF projects

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Business Development Manager must hold a Degree in Marketing, Economics, Development Studies, Project Planning/management and related fields
  • A Master’s Degree highly desirable n any of the above disciplines
  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • Exposure to construction or housing initiatives in Uganda or/ and East Africa
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to explain technical construction details and solutions
  • Ability to build relations and network with relevant institutions, social and other enterprises and government.

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

Deadline: 24th October 2018

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Junior Project Officer Career Jobs - GIZ

Job Title:        Junior Project Officer     
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader E4D/SOGA Uganda
Ref. No:  GIZ – E4DJPO1018

About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with international operations in Uganda. GIZ implements commissions for the German government and other national and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the international cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.

About E4D/SOGA Project:
 The objective of the regional programme “Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa” (E4D/SOGA) is to improve employment opportunities in Africa in cooperation with the private sector. Co-funded by DFID, NORAD, EU and Shell, the initiative is implemented in Kenia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.  A particular focus is placed on employment in the natural resource-based industries and their adjacent supply chain sectors such as construction, infrastructure, transport and logistics, catering and food supply.
In Uganda, considerable amounts of natural resources, most prominently oil and precious minerals have been discovered over the last 10 years. These discoveries have led to investments in the economy and bring opportunities to elevate Uganda to a middle-income economy. Yet to exploit these resources and to maximize local benefits, Uganda will need qualified workers, craftsmen and technicians as well as local companies prepared for upcoming contracting opportunities. Based on an industry assessment, E4D/SOGA focusses on supporting vocational training institutes, to offer market relevant training and build a pool of internationally certified workers demanded by industry. At the same time, local suppliers receive support to improve their businesses and prepare towards successfully bidding for international contracts.

Job Summary:  The Junior Project Officer provides support for;
·         The team leader and project managers for whom the junior Project Officer performs technical tasks.
·         Coordinating project activities and carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of projects or programmes.
·         Carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project/programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and Monitoring
·         Assists the M&E of the programme in data collection and evaluation.
·         Assists with recording and documenting the results of activities on project progress, documents and reports.
·         Assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects.
·         Draws up media analyses, participates in fora and public hearings on issues directly connected with the project/programme.
·         Orders and distributes PR materials on the project/programme as well as GIZ PR materials.
·         Assists with PR work for the project/programme.
Research: Work in close consultation with the manager or project manager, prepares and carries out research tasks to inform strategic planning, project development or implementation.
Knowledge Management
·         Assists in drawing up reports, newsletters and factsheets
·         Assists in communicating, updating and collecting information 
·         Updates project databases (e.g. partner companies or VTIs).
Implementation of project activities
·         Supports the implementation of 1-2 partnerships of the programme implementing with the private sectors in project management
·         Supports coordination work with schools for the organization of trainings
·         Supports coordination of companies to facilitate internship opportunities for students.
General obligations
·         Is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes.
·         Is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff.
·         Represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf.
·         Carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
Other duties/additional tasks
·         Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the GIZ Junior Project Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of Business Administration, Economics, Industrial engineering or other disciplines.
·         Initial technical experience (internship or similar) in skills development, employment promotion, development cooperation, working with the private sector
·         Initial experience in supporting project management, e.g. in setting up and managing operational plans, impact monitoring, organizing meetings and workshops, reporting.
·         Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or other database programmes)
·         Experience of project management and research in an area related to the project’s/programme’s requirements is desirable
·         Experience with M&E is a plus
·         Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
·         Excellent spoken and written English language
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application, CV and contacts of three referees to the Human Resource Department through Please note: the position is for nationals only.  Please quote the reference number indicated for the position as the subject heading to avoid your application being rejected. Application and CV should be in one document. No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th October 2018

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2 Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator NGO Jobs - PACE (PSI Uganda)

Organization: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Implementation Team Lead
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

About MaNe Project:
Population Services International (PSI) Uganda will implement the Maternal and Newborn (MaNe)-Kampala Slum Project in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority and Makerere University School of Public Health. The objectives of this project are to:-
  • Empower the urban poor pregnant mother to be able to recognize illness and make timely decision to seek care for herself and her baby;
  • Ensure that the quality care she needs is accessible by harnessing and collaborating with the widely available private providers and
  • Improve referral linkage between primary level facilities and the referral hospitals so that poor mothers and newborns can get timely and effective emergency care.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator (MEL Coordinator) will coordinate the implementation of the routine Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (MELP) and data collection systems for measurement of the overall MaNe project performance and learning and improvement. The MEL coordinator will oversee the development of protocols consisting of reporting tools, electronic systems, quality assurance methods and analysis plans and implementation of protocols to collect and analyses data and reporting for the MaNe project within the assigned project area within Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). This position will provide training, mentorship and supervision of project staff, collaborate with KCCA, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), USAID and other Implementing Partners (IPs).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and operationalize detailed project MEL plans according to specific project performance frameworks in line with the project strategies and learnings as informed by evidence.
  • Develop, execute and track budgets for routine M&E activities aimed at tracking progress and inform learning in line with project strategies.
  • Develop and roll-out M&E related initiatives e.g. data systems, tools, templates, procedures, guides in line with data needs and track compliance in use of data collection and reporting tools by staff and partners.
  • Supervise implementation of monthly M&E work plans and track for complete and
  • timely submission of M&E reports/data by the project facilities, urban VHTs, peer educators and other implementers.
  • Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and writing regular monitoring and technical reports as required.
  • Develop process monitoring tools and conduct monitoring activities to project sites to provide program quality assessments in line with standard operating procedures and program designs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Population Studies, Social work, Economics or Statistics from a recognized university. Additional training in M&E is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, of donor funded programs, preferably in health sector.
  • Experience in use of Spreadsheet computer applications, Open Data Kit and statistical software packages.
  • Experience of DHIS2, MTRAC and other mobile applications.
  • Excellent coordination skills of diverse team players
  • Ability to analyse a variety of information and act consciously;
  • Ability to organize, interpret and present it in meaningful oral or written form for varied audiences and provide solid analysis leading to sound decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills and a high degree of computer literacy are preferred.
  • Results Focused, Drive Change / Foster Innovation, Customer Service Orientation and Develop Others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and with confidence

How to Apply:
Al suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and detailed CVs via E-mail to: or hand delivery to the PSIU Office Reception, addressed to The Head of People and Culture PSIU at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale - Kololo, P. O. Box 8082 Kampala.

Deadline: 19th October 2018

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