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USAID Project Jobs - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer - Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)

Organization: USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator DDS NK

About US:
USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region). ICAN Activity is majorly aimed at strengthening community resilience in the event of shock and stress with four core purpose areas: Increasing the resilience of Vulnerable households in 8 districts increasing economic and diversified livelihood activities; improving food and nutrition security; enhancing inclusive and effective governance processes; Gender and social inclusion being a cross-cutting component.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will ensure the existence of a functional and efficient MEL system that is able to provide timely and accurate data for reporting and decision making by the USAID ICAN field implementing team and management. The MEL Coordinator shall work in consultation with the Activity MEL department based in Kampala. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Provide capacity building, technical support and training to the program team on all areas of the ICAN M&E strategy and ensuring that personnel are able to use M&E systems to assess progress, identify challenges/opportunities and take appropriate action.
·        Administer performance monitoring tools to track project indicators in line with the project implementation plan.
·        Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports and documenting the findings of the evaluation process including the impact of ICAN work to the communities.
·        Monitor project implementation and progress by use of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders.
·        Oversee all monitoring and reporting systems in the ICAN Project
·        Participate in the dissemination of evidence –based learnings to stakeholders.
·        Oversee support and maintenance of ICAN project database.
·        Support project team in coordination of data collection and analysis processes as required.
·        Develop and Update M&E plans as necessary and ensure that routine monitoring of the program takes place by all relevant stakeholders.
·        Ensure the use of the data collection software for ICAN to facilitate analysis, promote learning and initiate timely evidence for use by relevant stakeholders.
·        Work closely with ICAN staff to process, analyze and use information collected to improve management, make necessary adjustments and assess trends.
·        Analyze reports and data to provide learning insights and make follow-up with regional lead and ICAN leadership to ensure informed decisions on a timely basis.
·        Support the ICAN team in conducting regular field visits to collect data and assess the application of MEAL tools.
·        Conduct community data validation on a monthly or quarterly basis.
·        Compile MEL weekly updates, monthly and quarterly reports for onward submission to USAID ICAN management.
·        Build the capacity of staff to increase beneficiary accountability in programs by providing guidance to program staff.
·        Any other duties assigned to him/her from time by his Supervisor.

Key Deliverables
·        Weekly update of M&E data
·        Quarterly MEL report for the region (including verification exercises)
·        Monthly M&E data extracts for the field monthly review meetings
·        Monthly M&E data files

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, Statistics and Quantitative Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation.
·        At least two years of relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an NGO and relevant field- based experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and data management.
·        Previous experience working on a USAID funded project in a similar position is an added advantage.
·        Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research and data management.
·        General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectorial approach.
·        Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity.
·        Ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner.
·        Self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.
·        Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
·        Ability to ride a motorcycle is considered
·        Strong IT skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) as well as SPSS, STATA, Access and Visual Basics. Experience with information systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
·        Good interpersonal Skills.
·        Good technical writing and communication skills.
·        Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

How to Apply:
All candidates should submit an updated CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, Academic documents and recommendation letter from your pastor, priest or religious leader. Please email your applications to with a reference “ICAN –Karamoja /Indicate position applied for”

Or Submit hand delivered applications to:

The Executive Director,
Diocesan Development Services - North Karamoja,
P.O. Box 26, Kotido. Uganda

Deadline: 14th August 2020

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Logistics Officer NGO Jobs - Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Job Title:   Logistics Officer
Organization: Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Duty Station: Yumbe, Uganda

About US:
Welthungerhilfe (WHH), founded in 1962, is today one of the biggest non-governmental aid and development agencies in Germany. The objective of the program in Uganda is to improve livelihoods of the most vulnerable population in rural areas through interventions that increase their Food and Nutrition Security, improve sustainable access to WASH services and support the employability of youth through vocational and life skills training. We understand that livelihoods of the rural population in Uganda have improved in a sustainable way when people are able to meet their basic food needs, have access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation, live in a healthy environment and take up opportunities to earn and diversify a decent income.

In Uganda, Welthungerhilfe currently operates in the districts of Arua, Yumbe, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Amudat, Fortportal, Katakwi, Amuria, Mukono, Wakiso and country office in Kampala.

About Project:
Welthungerhilfe is anticipating funding from BMZ to implement the project: “Cross-border strengthening of the resilience of South Sudanese refugees and their host and return communities in Uganda and South Sudan” in Yumbe district.
Duration: The initial contract will be for 12 months with possibility of extension to 3 years
Vacancies in the Project: Welthungerhilfe is looking for dynamic and team oriented staff who can work independently and contribute to further improving the quality of the Project. The successful candidates will be based in the Welthungerhilfe – Yumbe Project Office in
Yumbe Town. The positions are to be filled by September 01, 2020.

Job Summary:  The Logistics Officer will support the Project Manager and project staff in overall management of project logistical needs including but not limited to the processes of procurement (Local and national), transport of procured good and oversight of asset management and inventory control. The Logistics officer will provide leadership and coordination of the entire logistics component for the: Cross-border strengthening of the resilience of South Sudanese refugees and their host and return communities in Uganda and South Sudan by ensuring compliance with Welthungerhilfe RAC 2017.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Perform phases of sourcing activity to ensure best value and within required lead times for a variety of requirements in Yumbe Uganda, including analysis of overall budgetary impact for all types of procurement transactions
·       Lead in the preparation and implementation of the annual procurement plan supported with budget and timetables.
·       Ensure that the Welthungerhilfe regulations for awarding of contracts (RAC) and donor regulations are upheld in the project operations.
·       Effectively negotiate with suppliers on a wide variety of commodities (protective equipment, vehicles, materials) and services for the best overall value to the project
·       Contribute to the supply chain management efforts up to and including logistical support from the ordering point through the follow-up, expediting, and delivery of the required goods and/or services.
·       Prepare, issue, and negotiate RFQ(s) for assigned procurements such as materials, equipment, commodities, works and services.
·       Understand and ensure compliance with legal guidelines, contracting principles, sourcing and price/cost analysis requirements.
·       Provide leadership of overall property management and inventory control, reports, reconciliations for both expendables and nonexpendables according to WHH/ BMZ rules and regulations.
·       Conduct cycle inventory reconciliation and conduct planned inventory and post spraying inventory exercise and maintain an updated asset and inventory records for the project.
·       Ensure timely reporting on stock status to the project manager and help project staff plan stock replenishment in various locations.
·       Ensure adherence to Welthungerhilfe standard procurement operating (SOP) procedures.
·       Conduct logistics training workshops for project staffs on storage, distribution, and inventory control.
·       Develop and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and end of year reports to the project manager.
·       Management of the Vehicle Pool and Transportation: Organize the allocation and daily availability of vehicle(s) establish tools for vehicles follow-up: logbooks, technical checkups use of seatbelts, adherence to speed limits, vehicle booking process and movement monitoring system etc.
·       Maintaining proper records for all the procurements handled at field office both in soft and hard copies files.
·       Maintaining an updated Supplier database and contracts database
·       Ensure proper documentation of all Logistics and procurement transactions. Prepare and submit to Finance payments for service providers in compliance with the RAC requirements.
·       Responsible for supplier management, providing information on WHH compliance procedures, support their registration in the e-Tender Portal and providing continuous feedback on what is required.
·       Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold a post graduate diploma in procurement and logistics from a recognized institution.
·       Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Business Admiration, Economics, Accounting, Procurement
·       At least three years procurement and logistical work and experience in multi sectorial rural development projects preferable with international NGOs.
·       Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, Power point, Access etc
·       Experience in working independently and result oriented.
·       Valid riding/driving licenses
·       Very good communication skills both oral and written
·       Good command of English and knowledge of local language is desirable
·       Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants should submit via email their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing contact details and telephone numbers of 3 work related reference persons to Files should be submitted in single email with standard file types like MS Word(.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and should not exceed 2MB.

Please indicate the position for which you are applying for in the subject line of your E-mail. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job applicant's privacy notice: All the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.

We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties outside of this purpose.

Deadline: 12th August 2020 at 5:00 pm

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UN Job Careers - Procurement Specialist - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:    Procurement Specialist

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s 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.


Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance of DRR, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for management of the CO Procurement Unit, effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money in large Country Offices with large procurement volume. The Procurement Specialist manages the CO procurement and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The Procurement Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.


The Procurement Specialist supervises and leads the support and professional staff of the Procurement Unit. The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Elaboration and implementation of operational strategies

·        Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.

·        CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit, harmonization of the workflows in the office.

·        Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.

·        Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, evaluation and negotiation of offers, management of the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment.

·        Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of strategic procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

Ensures efficient management of  procurement processes for CO, NIM/DIM projects and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Timely and proper preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects, establishment of the deadlines and monitoring of their implementation.

·        Establishment and implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids or proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.

·        Certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).

·        Elaboration and implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.

·        Management of the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.

·        Supervision of preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.

·        Establishment and implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion in the UN, introduction and management of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform

Ensures elaboration, introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.

·        Management of the e-procurement system

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

·        Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.

·        Organization of trainings for Govt. staff on Procurement as required.

·        Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.

·        Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Procurement Specialist job must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

·        Five years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management.

·        Previous exposure and experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web-based management systems

·        Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable



·        Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

·        Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

·        People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

·        Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

·        Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions


How to Apply:

All Interested candidates please apply online at the link below


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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


Deadline: 10th August 2020


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Livelihoods Technical Coordinator NGO Job Careers - ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Technical Coordinator

Organization: ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programs Coordinator


About US:

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.


Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Technical Coordinator will be responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and monitoring the implementation of Livelihoods Program activities to assist the achievement of the program overall objectives. He / she will ensure that the ALIGHT livelihoods program delivers high-quality programming and builds on ongoing activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Provide overall technical leadership in developing and monitoring the implementation of ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and constantly push to maximize both value for livelihoods activities as well as innovation within the sector works.

·        Contribute to proposal development in regard to livelihoods, providing high quality and well researched elements to proposals when requested.

·        Ensure a cross-sectoral approach for integrating Protection, WASH and MHPSS mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction in livelihoods program intervention across all sites and applying market systems approach across all sectors.

·        Provide leadership in planning and budgeting for the livelihoods sector at both Country and field level in line with Alight mission and financial management guidelines.

·        Manage livelihoods project budget at country level and ensures expenses are incurred in line with approved budget

·        Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials, Line departments, Refugee leaders, OPM, UNHCR and other Partners implementing livelihoods.

·        Provide leadership in the support of creation of linkages, setting up IGAs, alternative livelihood options, business owners and financial skill development and expansion of good practices amongst the beneficiaries.

·        Monitor livelihoods program development/implementation and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.

·        In liaison with the Operations department, develop and monitor the implementation of the procurement plan for livelihoods program intervention.

·        Provide technical support in identification, development and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the livelihoods sector at both country and site level in line with ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and Alight procedures.

·        Lead the process of reporting on the project progress for livelihoods intervention at country level through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a periodical basis.

·        Coordinate the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical assistance needs for capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

·        Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in livelihoods and market-systems programming for staff through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to staff.

·        Provide leadership support to livelihoods groups in the process of developing viable business, savings, and expenses plans, with heavy focus on integration of livelihoods activities in local markets, both refugee and host community, and, where relevant, regional markets;

·        Lead the development and implementation of livelihoods assessments, rapid surveys, and provide insight on opportunities for livelihoods promotion which reflect local capacities, resources, and aspirations of beneficiaries.

·        Engage with Alight Global Livelihoods Advisor and livelihoods staff across the organization to share experiences and learn new approaches and technology that might benefit our customers.

·        Perform any other duties assigned to you by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agric-Business Management, Economics, Finance, Food Security or related field;

·        A minimum of five years of work experience in Food Security and Livelihoods programming.

·        Strong familiarity with mobile financial management services and technology including PayGo

·        Previous experience in providing technical assistance and developing successful livelihoods proposals for external donor funding is required, in particular US government donors and UNHCR.

·        Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods, including cash and market-based programming, and microfinance, General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.

·        Experience in business development, human-centered project design and proposal development in Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods, including technical writing.

·        Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, private sector and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

·        Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks


Behavioral competences:

·        Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.

·        Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

·        High level of integrity, accountability and responsibility.

·        Good interpersonal skills and ability and inclination to work in / with teams.

·        High level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve.

·        Ability to work with minimal supervision, hit deadlines, and produce high-quality outputs.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 7th August 2020


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