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7 VLSA Officer Job Vacancies - Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI)

Job Title:            7 VLSA Officers
Organization:   Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI)  
Duty Station: Uganda
Report to: VSLA Supervisor 

About US:
The Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI) is one of three engagements under the Uganda Programme on Sustainable and Inclusive Development of the Economy (UPSIDE), which is a thematic programme  of the Danish Country Programme for Uganda 20182022, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  has been signed between the Government of Denmark and the Government of Uganda.

Job Summary:   The VSLA Officer is responsible for selection and training of NURI farmer groups in VSLA methodology.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Responsible for implementation of VSLA training to farmer groups 
·          Sensitize agricultural extension staff about VSLA
·          Select farmer groups for VSLA training with support of the agricultural extension staff
·          Recruit community based VSLA trainers, (CBTs)
·          Organize and facilitate training of the CBTs on VSLA guidelines and methods
·         Plan with CBTs the training of farmer groups
·         Ensure that VSLA kits are distributed
·          Supervise the training done by the CBTs and approve their reports
·         Hold quarterly review meetings with CBTs
·         Prepare monthly progress reports on VSLA trainings and progress in savings and loans 
·         Collect VSLA data for monitoring purpose
·          Carry out data entry into MIS – SAVIX
·         Participate in radio talk shows
·         Establish linkages to financial institutions where relevant  Any other duty assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal applicant must hold a relevant diploma or degree in Microfinance, Business Administration, Development studies from a reputable institution.
·         Two years working experience in VSLA training preferably in NGO setting
·          Experience in supervising community trainers considered an advantage
·         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:
 Download and fill the NURI Application for Employment Form by visiting our link
Click here and email:

Deadline: 31Otcober,2019.

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Program Officer - Capacity Development Employment Opportunity - Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Job Title:            Program Officer-Capacity Development
Organization:   Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Report to: The Theme Leader – M&E and Knowledge Management.

About US:
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit organisation covering eleven countries in Eastern and Central Africa, comprising Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Component development and management: Support the Project Coordinator in:
·         Strengthening the internal capacities of ASARECA and its regional and country level partners
·          Undertaking capacity gap assessments as well be directed by the Project Coordinator
·         Establishing a staff development program for the Secretariat
·          Upgrading operational systems, especially Financial, Knowledge Management, Procurement and MEL systems.
·          Developing an implementation framework to strengthen partnership and collaborative capacities of the organizations and their engagement at the national, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Union Commission (AUC and the European Union (EU) levels to promote climate relevant science, technology and innovation
·          Reviewing ASARECA regional implementation framework to strengthen collaborative capacities of selected institutions in ECA and to establish effective engagement approaches with national, RECs and AU
·         Participating in the co-development of a continental implementation framework
·         Convening sub-regional workshop to provide practical guidance on the use of tools and systems.
·         Strengthening the enabling environment for effective implementation of the program
·          Developing and activating instruments and processes of engagement with authorizing institutions, especially the RECs
·         Undertaking high-level policy dialogue and strategic meetings within the sub-region
·         Developing an accountability framework for the programme and providing input to regional accountability framework in order to integrate them.
·         Promoting, facilitating the formation of, and operationalization of multi stakeholder partnerships for innovation that focuses on climate change
·         Mobilizing international expertise and exchange and working collaboratively with international organizations to strengthen capacities of the targeted organisations to realize the outputs of the program
·          Representing ASARECA at high-level meetings such as with EU, COMESA, EAC, and within the countries
Project monitoring: The candidate will work closely with the Theme Leader for Knowledge Management to:
·         Develop policy analysis and implementation data collection tools
·          Support data collection, analysis and dissemination of policy-related data / information
·          Effectively manage data and knowledge.

Reporting: The candidate will work closely with the Project Coordinator to:
·         Ensure accurate and timely reporting of project activities
·         Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual and technical reports.
·         Gather and submit human interest stories

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Development Studies, Agriculture, Economics or related field
·          At least 5 years of relevant experience in capacity strengthening for development programs
·         Experience in advocacy for enabling environment on markets and trade and in engagement of private sector or wider stakeholder networks in national and multi-country dialogues and other policy-enactment processes
·         Knowledge of and experience with project cycle management and management of personnel
·          Experience in working in the ASARECA region
·          Experience working on agriculture is a must.
Required Skills
·         Strategic and Systems thinking as well as Project Management skills
·         Financial management skills including management of aid project finance
·         This position requires a fluency in both written and spoken English, but knowledge of French is an added advantage.
·         Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work under tight deadlines.
·         Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
·         Excellent networking ability with stakeholders (government agencies, NGOs, private organizations).
·         Experience in diversity and inclusion (gender mainstreaming, participatory policy processes)
·         Computer literacy especially strong knowledge of MS Office applications and relevant analytical software

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a confidential cover letter and detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail address and telephone numbers) to the attention: Head, Human Resource and Administration, ASARECA Secretariat, Plot 5 Mpigi Road,
P.O. Box 765 Entebbe, Uganda (

Deadline: 30th October 2019.

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UN Monitoring Assistant (Resilience) Job Placement - World Food Programme

Job Title:            Monitoring Assistant (Resilience)
Organization:   World Food Programme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.: 107643

About US:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

These jobs are found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office. At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.

Job Summary:  To perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
·         Plan, coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP's resilience and Livelihood activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with the WFP standard guidelines/practices and report progress periodically to the Programme Associate I Head of Field Office for their information, reflect Upon and actions;
·         Draft project concepts, proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc.t making changes in line established guidelines where appropriate.
·         Work closely with all partners including NGOS* government institutions, communities etc. and assist in assessment, planning, design, technical material preparation, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and repotting of planned projects;
·         Support and facilitate capacity building of cooperating partners and sub-national government officials to prepare for and respond to resilience and livelihood needs.
·         Maintain information record and monitoring plans, documentation, such as record of food and non-food item movement and programme checklist, to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food item or non-food item.
·         Provide guidance and training in the new food assistance collection system in accordance with clear direction. to build capacity of another staff
·         Prepare detailed monitoring plans, case studies, qualitative and quantitative reports based on field monitoring findings on context, process and outcomes, including recommended follow-up actions to ensure program goals are achieved. Share such reports with Programme Associate I Head of Field Office and ensure follow-up actions are implemented on a timely basis
·         Assist in the consolidation weekly reports and provide monthly thematic updates for the output of the field office reports periodically and timely. Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.
·         Verify resilience and livelihood data from partners I health facilities before it Is uploaded in the database in the Information Management system (PROMIS and COMET1. Plan. coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP's resilience and Livelihood activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with the WFP standard guidelines/practices and report progress
·         Identify risks and apparent issues in the programme, and report them to the appropriate personnel for mitigation measures timely
·         Ensure the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas at the Final distribution points and programme sites.

·         Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
·         Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
·          Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
·          Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
·         Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
·         Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
·         Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
·          Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
·         Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
·          Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
·         Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
·          Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
·         Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
·          Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
·          Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
·          Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

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

·         The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in Economics, Social Science. Social Protection or related discipline, or relevant training in delivery systems;
·         At least five years of relevant operational experience in the development field, preferably in a Safety Nets or Social Protection program design and implementation;
Proven technical skills and experience;
·         Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders
·         High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment
·         Oral and Written Fluency in English as well as one or more of the following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi
·         Strategic thought: Able perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship. and link them to the higher programmatic aspirations and outcomes
·         Performance Management: Good grasp of performance management systems to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes, to defined monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
·         Qualitative & Quantitative Methodology: Able to understands and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with established strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), guidelines and technical standards.
·         Data Analytics & Visualization: Able to collect and summarize programme data, including Information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of persons in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
·         Programme Monitoring & Review: Able to gather, organize, and provide data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.
·         Experience in resilience delivery systems in Northern Uganda is desirable;
·         Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are especially encouraged to apply.

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

Deadline: 31st October 2019

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Project Management Specialist (Public Financial Management and Health Financing) - USAID/Uganda

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda 
Duty Station:  USAID/Uganda Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 137,483,245  
Solicitation Number: 72061720R10001

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
·         USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the Project Management Specialist (Public Financial Management and Health Financing) (PFM & HF PMS) position located within the Office of Health and HIV (OHH)’s Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Unit but based within the Ministry of Health (MOH) - Quality Assurance and Inspection Department to facilitate the advisory role of this position.
·         The PMS is responsible for supporting the U.S. Government (USG) in its efforts to strengthen
·         Government of Uganda (GoU) Ministry of Health (MoH) Public Financial Management for health financing processes internally.
·         The PMS provides critical, high level policy advice and technical support to the Government of Uganda (GoU), specifically the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic  Development (MOFPED). The PMS also supports the MoH to improve budget and procurement processes, increase execution rates of allocated funds, resolve key budget preparation and execution/procurement bottlenecks, and use data to justify, oversee, and manage their health budget.
·         These efforts will enable the MoH to expand services, enhance quality and improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda, helping the country advance its journey to self-reliance.
(2) Statement of Duties to be performed.
A. Technical Leadership (50%)
·         Stay abreast of state-of-the-art knowledge, programming and best practices related to public financial management and utilize this information to improve health financing in Uganda.
·         Use diplomatic skills and technical acumen to influence the MoH and MoFPED in their strategic decisions and policy formulation to strengthen financial management systems, including transparency and accountability, and encourage the GoU to take concrete steps in the overall journey to self-reliance.
·         Support the continued transition and sensitization/awareness building of program-based budgeting (PBB) for all local stakeholders, including MoH officials, District Health Officials, and USG IPs.
·         Provide technical assistance to increase budget execution rates.
·         Assist the budget team to develop a more realistic fund release plan that considers seasonal needs, including lump-sum budgets for commodity procurement.
·         Maintain link with USAID’s district-based programs to help unlock budget constraints at the national level which are impacting district-level receipt and execution of their budget.
·         Support the MoH’s budget preparation process, procedures, develop and assist the MoH in implementing recommendations to improve budget preparation.
·         Advise the MoH in improving internal governance and operating systems to effectively oversee and develop the health sector financing budget.
·         Maintain and support improvement measures in monitoring budget performance, accounting for expenses, enhanced budget processes and improving on documentation.
·         Participate in key technical budget fora related to budget implementation and management at the national level, such as the Health Sector Budget Technical Working Group.
·         Influence other donors, and the private sector to leverage resources for health systems strengthening to achieve mutual goals such as those related to PEPFAR, PMI, the Global Health Security Agenda, FP2020, and preventing child and maternal deaths.
·         Provide health financing technical support to USG implementing Partner’s during their program planning, and implementation aligning to MoH Health Financing Strategy and Framework.
·         Collaborate with USAID Health technical teams to review health financing program data, identify performance gaps within USAID-funded health programs and design health financing interventions to close performance gaps.
·         Coordinate with other USG Health Systems seconded staff at the MoH to ensure holistic health financing technical assistance is provided to MoH.
·         Serve as the USG point of contact liaising between MoH and MOFPED in health financing.
B. Program Management (30%)
·         Serve as an AOR/COR/Activity Manager for one or more activities (and assist the AOR/COR in performing certain technical oversight duties); ensure that USAID exercises prudent management over the award and monitor the recipient’s progress in achieving the objectives of the program description.
·         Collaborate with the USAID Impending Partners that are providing ongoing technical support to the MOH Department of Planning to ensure alignment of the PBB expenditure framework with the new Results Based Financing framework.
·         Work with the USAID Health/HIV team to monitor the financial performance of IP-supported health programs.
·         Coordinate exchanges and sharing of best practices among USG and other stakeholders in health financing program areas to strengthen public financial management across all levels of health care.
·         Provide project management support for health systems awards covering health financing within the Mission.
·         Support MoH to set up and implement key performance health financing processes that indicate improvement in public financial management.
·         Participate in the country operational plan and Health operational plan in collaboration with the PEPFAR team, HSS, Malaria and Family Health Teams by providing public financial management expertise.
·         As the PMS position cuts across all areas of the health portfolio, work closely with other CORs, AORs and AMs to review and support annual work planning to ensure activities are aligned with MoH policies and plans, coordinated with other USAID and development partners’ activities, and reflect state of the art interventions and best practices in public financial management.
·         Travel within Uganda for site monitoring visits, up to 10% of time.
C. Design of New Activities – 10%
·         As the HSS programs evolve and funding levels change, the PMS should apply critical analysis and strategic health financing thinking skills to identify areas for strategic support, participate in the selection of implementing mechanisms, design and review proposals or applications, participate in procurement process and guide the implementation of activities.
D. Integration of health financing best practices with critical Mission activities – 10%
·         Coordinate with other Office of Health and HIV staff through key systems developed to ensure effective integration of health financing guidance across all the relevant portfolios.
·         Contribute to activities that support the provision of health systems technical and administrative oversight of USAID programs implementing integrated USAID health systems approach. The HSS crosscutting support is covered under the areas of HSS, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, family planning, reproductive health, child survival, and nutrition activities at both national and district/site levels.
·         Coordinate other activities within the health portfolio as they relate to Health Systems Strengthening, particularly health financing.
·         CCN PSCs may participate in temporary duty (TDY) travel to USAID/Washington and other Missions in order to participate in the Foreign Service National Fellowship Program described in ADS 495maa.
(3) Supervisory Relationship:
·         Works under the general supervision by the HSS Unit Leader. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, but the PMS is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The PMS will seek advice and assistance as required. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved.
(4) Supervisory Controls:
·         Continued supervision of other Mission staff is not contemplated.

·         Offers will be initially screened for compliance with application instructions and eligibility in accordance with the minimum qualification criteria listed below. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience requirements or who provide incomplete, unsigned applications that are not in compliance with the application instructions will not be evaluated or considered for award.

·         Master’s Degree, or the local equivalent, in Public Health, Health Economics, Public Administration,
·         Business Administration, Finance, or in a field related to public financial management and health financing.
·         Prior Work Experience:
·         At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in Uganda in the public financial management field.
·         This work experience should include at least seven (7) years of project management in relation to health financing.
·         Health financing experience working with GoU at National, district and/or project level is required.
·         Experience collaborating with and/or working for key donors, development partners, or NonGovernmental Organizations (NGO) is required.
·         Language Proficiency:
·         Level IV (fluent) spoken and written English language proficiency is required.
Job Knowledge:
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in the public sector financing area.
·         The knowledge and experience should cover some areas such as national budget and financial policy and systems, as well as Health and HIV/AIDS service delivery in the public and private sector in Uganda.
·         Solid understanding of donor engagement in supporting health financing efforts.
Skills and Abilities:
·         Demonstrated project management skills, including financial management, administrative, and monitoring skills used to track the performance of implementing partners and activities.
·         Ability to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats.
·         Ability to work effectively within a team and interagency environment.
·         Ability to initiate and self-manage work with minimal supervision.
·         Demonstrated ability to coordinate and organize stakeholders at national and lower levels of management.
·         Ability to travel to regions and districts within Uganda.
·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural, dynamic and fast paced environment.
·         Demonstrated ability to support policy development, interpretation and implementation.
·         Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as data and financial analysis tools.

How to apply:
Offers must be presented as detailed in Section IV of the solicitation document and shall include:
A typed and hand signed (around Section 6 – Declaration) DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (; Version Exp. 06/2022).
Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
Completed curriculum vitae/resume as detailed in the solicitation document.
Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation.
Copies of Academic Transcripts.
All offers must be e-mailed to:
Offers must be in a standard file type such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB. 

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Deadline: November 13, 2019:4:45 PM local time.

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