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UN Programme Management Specialist Job Careers - United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Organization: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital.  UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis.  It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

Job Summary:  The Programme Management Specialist will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Director of the Inclusive Finance Practice Area, with matrix reporting line to Chief Management Support Unit (MSU), UNCDF New York, and work closely with Global Digital Manager, Regional Hub Managers and country/regional technical specialist, on a regular basis. The Programme Management Specialist is responsible for promoting a collaborative, client-oriented approach, in compliance with UNDP/UNCDF Programme & Operations policies & procedures. 

This position is based in Kampala, Uganda as part of FIPA Strategy Support Unit (SSU). This role may supervise 1-2 local GS staff, part of Kampala based Strategy Support Unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensures support for implementation and management of the “Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era” global, regional and country programme management strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
·        Programme support to technical staff for the full programme-cycle for implementation of the digital strategy, including quality assurance of performance-based agreements primarily with private sector partners to promote market development (Grants, Technical Assistance);
·        Full compliance with UNCDF/UNDP rules, regulations, and policies of programme activities, closely coordinating with Chief MSU on practice-wide compliance 
·        Ensure implementation of internal controls, in full operationalization of the Digital Strategy at global, regional and country levels.
·        Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, resource management, quality assurance, risk and management,
·        Programme financial resources management through planning, guiding, analysis and monitoring of the resources; preparation and monitoring of development project budgets; identification of operational and financial problems, and proposal of solutions.
·        Develop and maintain control mechanisms for all programme activities. Including business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
·        Support FIPA´s thematic portfolio teams in the design and formulation of programme/ project initiatives;
·        Reviews and provide feedback to project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed
·        Supervise & manage two Programme Associates including daily supervision, staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities; 
Facilitates programme planning across the global, regional and country programme teams of the Digital Strategy:
·        Review of work plans of programme teams, ensuring that clear targets are established;
·        Reporting of project achievements, disbursement delivery and other areas of accountability;
·        Work closely with the Country Technical specialists and respective regional Digital Hub Managers,  to manage the country budget revisions, reporting and analysis;
·        Working closely with the Management Support Unit (MSU) of UNCDF and the Digital Programme Manager, ensure UNCDF/FIPA has available a complete range of human resource tools (staff, consultants, consulting firms) so that a range of flexible tools are available to support implementation of the digital strategy.
Support resource mobilization and donors reporting requirements for the Digital Strategy including narrative and financial reporting:
·        Review draft proposals prior to submission to funders to ensure budgets are aligned to maintaining our regional and country technical infrastructure; cost recovery principles and  costs of delivering on proposed results, working together with Regional/Country Technical Specialists;
·        Planning, elaboration & follow-up of a reporting strategy, based on donors’ agreements, corporate requirements for reporting schedules for both programmes and projects;
·        Drafting and finalization of donors’ narrative reports including progress, annual and ad-hoc ones focusing on highlighting progress of targets against agreed upon indicators; analyzing impact, reflecting on lessons learned and operational challenges;
·        Review financial reports as per donors’ agreements, in collaboration with PPC & PMSU colleagues.
·        Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing with all FIPA stakeholders on programme management matters
·        Identification and formulation of global Digital Strategy programme implementation lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader FIPA/UNCDF knowledge management efforts;
·        Work closely with UNCDF Management Support Unit, for suggesting updates to UNCDF’s Operations Manual based on lessons learned and evolving programming practices;
·        Centralize information management across the global Digital Strategy portfolio (Including archiving, configuration management, version control);
·        Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
·        Organization and conduct of trainings on relevant programme management areas aimed at building the capacity of field teams;
·        Promoting transparency and information sharing with all relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Programme Management Specialist job must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, Finance, Economics or related field.
·        At least five (5) years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in the field of programme management, project management and/or operations or related fields, out of which at least three years of work-experience in programme /project planning & implementation.
·        Demonstrable project management, budget/financial management and coordination skills.
·        Work experience of and/or in Least Developed Countries LDCs is preferred.
·        Experience in Compliance & Quality Assurance is preferred.
·        Experience supporting market development programmes with digital financial services focus is preferred.
·        Previous experience /familiarity with results monitoring and reporting is preferred.
·        In-depth knowledge of relevant UN organizational policies and procedures; Knowledge of UN/UNDP/UNCDF ERP Systems & Policies is preferred.  
·        Language Requirements: Fluency, both oral and written in English & French required; Excellent Communication Skills (Comprehension, verbal communication) in both languages, English and French required.

Core Competencies
·        Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
·        Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow;
·        People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
·        Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
·        Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.

Functional Competencies:
·        Subject Matter Expertise: Possesses expert knowledge of advanced concepts in to digital & financial inclusion, a broad knowledge of related disciplines, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures.
·        Knowledge Management: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
·        Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
·        Relationship Management: Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships.
·        Results Based Programming: Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 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.

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Gender and Inclusion Specialist USAID Project Job Careers - Chemonics International

Organisation: Chemonics International
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Chemonics International, Inc. is a private international development firm based in Washington, D.C.  It was established in 1975 by Thurston F. Teele as a subsidiary of Erly Industries

About the Project:
Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is recruiting for various technical and program management positions for the anticipated USAID Uganda Strategic Investment for Inclusive Development (SIID) Project. This $10-19 million project, up to five years, will facilitate domestic and international commercial investment that are aligned with USAID’s development priorities across sectors including agriculture and food security, energy, environment and biodiversity, health, and education. By unlocking commercially driven investment capital, this activity aims to contribute to the country’s journey to self-reliance, enhanced economic growth, improved health outcomes, quality employment and livelihoods, and better educational opportunities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold an advanced degree in finance, banking, economics, business administration, development or another closely related field
·       Minimum of five years of professional experience in area of expertise
·       Experience with multi-sectoral programs that address economic growth, financial services, impact investing, SME lending, financial market systems, training, financial inclusion or a combination of the above
·       Experience working in East Africa, particularly in Uganda
·       Experience with USAID programming highly preferred
·       Proven ability to work collaboratively with government officials, international donors, local partners and private sector stakeholders
·       Demonstrated innovation, versatility, and integrity
·       Excellent written and oral communications skills
·       Fluency in written and spoken English required

How to Apply:
Please complete the application and submit CV, cover letter, and contact information through this form

No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Deadline: 12th June 2020

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Economist Job Careers - Palladium

Job Title:    Economist
Organisation: Palladium
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Job Summary:  The Economist will provide technical assistance to MOH on health sector financing models and building capacity for fund mobilization, budgeting, reporting and value for money evaluation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        Provide technical input to the design and formulation of sector policies, strategies, plans and projects.
·        Undertake research on health financing models and development financing models that support achievement of the health sector goals. 
·        Support the preparation of Budget Framework Papers and the Ministerial Policy Statements within the health Sector.
·        Support the preparation of annual work plans, budget estimates, recruitment plans, procurement plans and other relevant budget supporting documentation.
·        Participate in LGBFP workshops/meetings and prepare the issues paper for consideration by management.
·        Support the quarterly expenditure limit and warranting processes within the Ministry.
·        Liaise with the Division of Accounts and the office of the Account General regarding releases to MOH and remittances to the local governments.
·        Actively support the sector budget working group, finance committee and other performance review meetings.
·        Assisting in the preparation of quarterly and annual performance reports for MOH.
·        Assisting in the analysis of budget performance monitoring reports for the vote and the sector.
·        Produce comprehensive semi-annual report of the health sector financing reports.
·        Support the annual production of the National Health Account (NHA), Joint Annual Review and other reviews such as Public Expenditure Review (PER) for the sector.
·        Support sector institutions with costing initiatives, programmes and proposals
·        Implement capacity building plans for key budget formulation and execution stakeholders within the health sector.
·        Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant must hold an Honors degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or Social Sciences (with Economics major) from a recognized University /Institution.
·        3-5 years of hands-on working experience in a highly competitive service delivery sector.
·        Extensive work experience and understanding of the health sector.
·        Must have a good understanding of the health system, macro-aspects of the national economy, familiarity with the Public Finance Management Act, health financing landscape in Uganda and impact on health development and the population in general.
·        Post graduate qualification in a related field is an added advantage.
·        Experience in Monitoring and evaluation or research is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer USAID Project Job Vacancies - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Organisation: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party (CoP)

About US:
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing the USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) Activity (“Activity”) in partner¬ship with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Natural Resources Conserva¬tion Network (NRCN) and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The goal of this activity is to reduce wildlife crime in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The M&E Officer will spearhead the design and implementation of the activity’s monitoring and evaluation system for tracking progress and provide essential advice to the COP on project needs to fulfil the funding obligations and produce high quality deliverables.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Lead and manage the performance monitoring and evaluation activities, including participation in field activities.
·       Lead the development, implementation and review of the USAID Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP).
·       Develop standardized data collection tools, methodologies, data quality and assurance, analysis, and reporting.
·       Work closely with the Activity Implementing Partners (IPs) to ensure that monitoring data is being collected properly, provide learning and adaptation.
·       Identify M&E training needs and conduct trainings for the Activity implementing staff.
·       Travel to the Activity sites and supervise field data collection.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold an advanced university degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Project planning, monitoring and evaluation, or quantitative economics.
·       Demonstrated experience in project evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis, and familiarity with data quality control techniques.
·       At least 7 years of demonstrated M&E experience in natural resources, development or capacity building programs is required.
·       Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing performance and impact evaluations of development interventions including evaluation design is required.
·       Demonstrated experience in data collection, both quantitative and qualitative data and experience in Third Party Monitoring.
·       Familiarity with USAID's Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All Interested individuals must submit their CV, cover letter and three (3) reference, referencing the position in the subject line to and copy to

Deadline: 31st May 2020 at 11:59 pm

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UN Jobs - Monitoring and Reporting Officer - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Organization: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: SB-4

About US:
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Reporting Officer will provide substantive support to the planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and Knowledge Management functions of the UN Women Uganda Country Office while executing functions at the SDG Secretariat.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        Support the Secretariat in the implementation and monitoring of the SDG Roadmap, including organization of engagement activities including workshops and other events related to the Agenda 2030,
·        Support collection of necessary information and data for reports required at different times,
·        Support regular update on SDG progress, including outcomes of SDG committee meetings and Technical Working Groups to all Government and non-government entities,
·        Participate in drafting, reviewing policy briefs, info-graphic presentations and other documents as required.
·        Support in development of measurement systems at the SDG Secretariat that integrate UN Women M&E requirements including identifying data sources as they relate to SDG;
·        Support establishment and coordination of effective mechanisms of SDGs technical working committees including development of evaluation processes, innovative approaches;
·        Support the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at UN Women with data management and identifying programmatic issues and prompt corrective actions to enhance result orientated programs;
·        Identify and formulate lessons learned and document goods practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into Programme reports;
·        Contribute to regular technical capacity building of implementing partners and CO staff on RBM, M&E and other relevant topics.
·        Perform other M&E duties including across CO programmes as may be required and assigned by the supervisor(s).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        The ideal candidate for the UN Women Monitoring and Reporting Officer career vacancy should hold an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, information management, economics, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area;
·        A first-level university degree in combination with six additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
·        A Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and evaluation is an additional advantage.
·        A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
·        A minimum of five years, of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project/programme management in the context of SDG or related area is required.
·        Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
·        Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset; Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

Core Values / Guiding Principles
·        Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
·        Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
·        Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies
·        Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
·        Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
·        Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
·        Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
·        Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
·        Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
·        Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
·        Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
·        Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
Functional Competencies
·        Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights
·        Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
·        Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches.
·        Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues.
·        Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches
·        Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies on sustainable development issues.
·        Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
·        Good knowledge of gender equality and SDGs

How to Apply: 
If interested in joining the UN WOMEN in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system

Deadline: 2nd June 2020

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