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UN Human Rights Officer Job Opportunities - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:   Human Rights Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 18-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-105442-J-Kampala (X)
Post Grade: P4 

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.  UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Keenly reviews, monitors and evaluates activities relating to the implementation of international human rights instruments, including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council.
  • Supports the work of treaty-established bodies and extra-conventional mechanisms and special procedures.
  • The jobholder prepares relevant human rights parts of reports for the General Assembly, HRC, etc. notes on the status of ratification of human rights instruments, etc.
  • Works with UN and non-governmental programmes in the country/region to integrate human rights, including their gender dimensions in their programs; helps design and implements the human rights program and designs the organization and focus of the evaluation.
  • Ensures up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on actions to take.
  • Makes contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; brief representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
  • Supports country military and police to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
  • Serves as the team leader with responsibility for carrying out, in consultation with the Head of Office, work coordination and administrative functions relating to the staff, planning and budget.
  • Trains and supervises new/junior staff.
  • Performs any other related duties as required. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Human Rights Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field or related areas is required.
  • Previous experience in human rights monitoring, reporting and capacity building and implementing technical cooperation projects is required. Human rights training experience is desirable.
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise. Is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments. Adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 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: 23rd October2018

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Earn over 137m as Senior Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX 137,483,245-202,072,484 per annum

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 

Job Summary: The Senior Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) provides overall strategic and technical leadership and guidance to USG inter-agency partners, development partners, all levels of government, private sector and civil society organizations in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) partnership between the United States Government (USG) and the Government of Uganda (GoU). The incumbent serves as a mid-level manager within USAID/Uganda’s Office of Health and HIV. HIV prevention plays a pivotal role in the USG’s and GOU’s HIV/AIDS response and is even more critical as we pursue the global goal of “90-90-90” - that is 90% of Ugandans living with HTV are identified, 90% of those identified are enrolled on ART, and 90% of those have sustained viral suppression as well as the PEPFAR goal of HTV/AIDS epidemic control by 2020. In this context, the HIV/AIDS and TB Team requires a highly experienced HTV Prevention Specialist to provide strategic and technical direction to this $188+ million, technically complex, cross-cutting portfolio. The incumbent serves as the team’s leader on HIV/AIDS prevention issues, identifying opportunities for USG engagement in HIV/AIDS prevention programming and for effective collaboration and coordination with the GoU and other development partners. S/he will work across the Health and HTV Office and other offices in the Mission to support a coordinated, strategic approach to HIV prevention programming. The incumbent will have at
least eight years of progressively responsible experience in the field of HIV/AIDS; USAID, USG, international health organization, and/or international development organization program design and management experience; and extensive knowledge of Uganda’s development and HIV/AIDS program dynamics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Specialist will provide strategic and technical leadership on HTV/AIDS prevention issues to the USAID Mission and the broader USG PEPFAR Team. S/he will:
  • Oversee the $35+ million HTV prevention budget ensuring that key priorities are adequately resourced.
  • Serve as the primary expert and advisor on HIV prevention issues to the USAID/Uganda Mission.
  • Maintain familiarity with current state-of the-art programmatic and research innovations towards the reduction of high-risk behaviors related to HTV transmission. S/he will provide expert advice to the Health and HTV Office and the Mission on new and emerging priorities and approaches that significantly impact HTV transmission.
  • Support the development, improvement and dissemination of sound HIV/AIDS prevention policies and strategies in response to evolving epidemiological evidence.
  • Establish effective linkages between HTV prevention, care and treatment, and health systems strengthening programs to ensure holistic and integrated approach to HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Identify new opportunities and strengthen existing opportunities for integration of HIV/AIDS with other health, education, economic growth and democracy and governance activities, and well as with other areas of Mission work as appropriate.
  • Support and strengthen coordination and harmonization of prevention approaches and messages across USAID-funded activities.
  • Participate as a senior USAID/Uganda representative in USG interagency and national level technical, programmatic and policy meetings, consultations and working groups related to HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Participate in and take the lead on each stage of project design for new HTV prevention activities, including drafting and obtaining approval for concept papers, writing scopes of work, evaluating applications/proposals, and supporting the start-up of new projects.
  • Technically advise and make recommendations on the need for short-term technical assistance; write scopes of work for consultants.
  • Prepare reports and responses to USAID/Washington and State/Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator ad hoc requests for information.
  • Provide expert advice and leadership in HIV prevention programming for key and priority populations.
  • Serve as Agreement or Contracting Officer Representative (A/COR) or Activity Manager, providing day-to-day management of specified prevention activities. Review and approve workplans, budgets, quarterly and annual reports, performance monitoring plans. Monitor activities and provide supportive supervision through field visits.
  • Assume responsibility for the financial management of assigned activities which includes monitoring bum rates and ensuring that obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines conform to action plans. Submit quarterly accruals reports and ensure appropriate and timely incremental funding of activities.
  • Provide technical input across the Health and HIV Office on implementing partner annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports for implementing partners and ensure these are consistent with current USG and GoU prevention priorities.
  • Work closely with USAID partners to ensure that program achievements and lessons learned are reported, documented, and disseminated to sector representatives.
  • Work with the Strategic Information Team to initiate and coordinate targeted analyses of HIV/AIDS data to generate trends and patterns to inform planning and programming.
  • Supervise up to two technical Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs), including developing annual work objectives, mentoring, facilitating professional development, completing annual performance reviews and providing performance feedback.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Senior Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in a field relevant to development assistance such as Medicine, Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Health, and International Development. Other relevant training or certification, if applicable, to augment university degrees and work experience.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in HIV/AIDS with international development organizations and/or other multi-lateral or bi-lateral organizations.
  • Increasingly responsible experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives in developing countries and/or in generalized epidemics.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant regulations, policies, and operational guidelines of entities such as the U.S. government, international health organizations, or international development organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR processes through which HIV/AIDS programs are planned, reviewed, approved, implemented and evaluated.
  • Demonstrated HIV/AIDS program design and effective implementation experience in developing country/generalized epidemic settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS combination prevention initiatives including HIV counseling and testing, gender based violence prevention and mitigation and post violence care, targeted key and priority population programming, condom promotion, social and behavior change communication, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and voluntary medical male circumcision.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in analyzing HTV/AIDS epidemiological data and translating data into practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with PEPFAR.
  • Ability to communicate information in an objective, transparent, accurate, and concise oral and written forms and to represent USAID/Uganda’s programs and priorities to a wide range of outside parties including senior Ugandan officials, senior management, and others.
  • Ability to independently conceive, plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important, diverse and complex work projects.
  • Excellent analytical, technical and project management skills to review and provide substantive feedback on concept papers, proposals, program descriptions/scopes of work, performance reports, and other technical and programmatic documents.
  • Ability to participate in and/or lead internal and external teams.
  • Ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures.
  • Ability to resolve complex planning and implementation issues with colleagues in technical offices and other parts of the mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, to work effectively with people at all levels, from senior officials to support staff, in a culturally diverse environment, accepting divergent points of view and help find consensus to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships within an interagency working environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with implementing partners, private sector partners, other donor partners, and both central and district level Government of Uganda counterparts.
  • Ability to effectively appraise staff, write annual performance evaluations and set mutually agreed-upon and achievable work objectives for staff that he/she supervises.
  • Excellent computer skills including in Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic filing, including the ability to help others and to learn new programs quickly.
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English is required with excellent speaking and writing skills.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • A signed DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, Click Here
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
  • A Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.

Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 26th October 2018

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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Outgrower Manager Employment Opportunity - Kakira Sugar Limited

Job Title:      Outgrower Manager
Organisation: Kakira Sugar Limited
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Outgrowers Manager
Job Ref: 2018.08.86/AG-M-KSP-01

About US:
The Madhvani Group, a leading professionally managed industrial/service group, with an annual turnover exceeding USD 500 million, engaged in diverse operations. Kakira Sugar is owned by the Madhavani Group and it is extracted from cane grown on lush plantations on the shores of Lake Victoria. The sweet, sparkling crystals with their distinctive taste and flavour, and rich golden colour, have sweetened dishes all over Uganda since the 1930s.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Managing the Outgrowers Section Harvesting plan linked to Age, keeping the correct mix of Aided/Unaided/Adhoc cane allocations from each Zone. This will be linked to the Mill Crush Plan.
  • Ensuring a smooth flow of Harvesting Permits to Growers in each Zone so as to maintain a smooth flow of cane to the Mill.
  • Managing the Field Operations Team consisting of Superintendents, Supervisors, Field Assistants, Office Clerks, and Cane Monitors to ensure all activities are carried out and the Team have the required Resources.
  • Randomly visiting Outgrowers fields during harvesting and ensure supply of quality cane free from extraneous matter like tops, trash, soil, roots.
  • Liaising with the Banks on issues regarding farmer’s payments and loans.
  • Strong interaction and close working relationship with the Farmers Association.
  • Ensuring the General Register of all Outgrowers is accurately maintained and the Field inventory is regularly updated.
  • Ensuring Agricultural Management System is used correctly by Team members

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Applicants should be holders of Degree in Agriculture or Finance or Administration.
  • Five years of experience in either Agriculture, Finance, Banking Administration dealing with a large number of clients and staff. Incumbent will be mentored over 12 months.
  • Computer Systems: Experience in SAP or Sage, Tranquility type packages will be an advantage.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional Communication Skills are needed to deal with a large staff contingent and a big Outgrowers Community.
  • Age: 35 years and above

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with Photostat copies of testimonials, certificates and curriculum vitae, indicating daytime telephone number, contact addresses of two referees and quoting the job reference number on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope should be sent to: Mr. Moses H. Thenge Human Resources Manager Kakira Sugar Limited P.O. Box 121, Jinja – Uganda Tel. 0414-444000

Deadline: 24th October 2018
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Programme Manager Employment Opportunity - Community Driven Network Uganda (CODNET Uganda)

Job Title:    Programme Manager
Organisation: Community Driven Network Uganda (CODNET Uganda)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Programmes

About US:
Community Driven Network Uganda (CODNET Uganda) is a growing consortium of CSOs undertaking programs in governance, Oil and gas (extractives) Environment, human rights, land governance among others. It operates currently in 10 Districts composed of 8 in Bunyoro region, Nwoya and Mityana districts with an aim of building strong active citizens. Over the years, the organizational needs have grown and its staffing needs continue to grow to align its strategic plan and program needs.

Job Summary:  The Programme Manager will be responsible for preparation and presentation of highly quality multiple project and program reports, lead programme management and report; support CODNET-Uganda efforts; fundraise; and support communication function in line with CODNET-Uganda polices. Support adherence to high standards in programme delivery with strict observance of existing contractual obligations with various development partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support and leadership to CODNET- Uganda programme staff, ensuring that they meet their contractual and professional obligations.
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy and ensure effective information and communication sharing
  • Provide support in regard to communications/ publications portfolio, including the website and other social media, ensuring quality and standards
  • Strengthen networking and information sharing among project stakeholders at local and national levels
  • Provide technical support, oversight and team leadership in the successful planning & implementation of CODNET- Uganda programmes at local, regional and national levels.
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation of programmes to ensure that project goals and objectives are met and implementation is on-track
  • Ensure that regular project progress reports are of good quality, accurate, timely and follow formats provided.
  • Complement the monitoring, Evaluation and Learning aspects of CODNET Uganda
  • Ensure that data is collected, professionally documented and where appropriate analysed to ensure proper record keeping and reporting
  • Ensure lessons learnt are discussed, documented and disseminated to all stakeholders and as may be requested by management.
  • Actively engage in resource mobilisation activities and attract funding to support organisation programmes.
  • Identify staff development needs and liaise with the Director of Programmes to ensure appropriate follow-up and ensure on going coaching and on-the-job training of key technical resource staff.
  • Lead the capacity building and mentorship efforts for member organisations and other actors
  • Perform any other professional and organisational assignment as assigned by the supervisor and or CODNET.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration, Human Rights, Project Planning and Management, Public Administration or any other related field with a demonstrated experience
  • At least five years of relevant work/academic /leadership experience;
  • Good understanding of governance work and political context of Uganda.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to nurture staff to deliver quality outputs;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to represent
  • Basic financial and computer skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills with a strong background of reporting to various development partners.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications detailing their salary expectations by clearly stating either gross pay or net pay (application letter, CV with three professional referees and copies of supporting academic documents) to;

Chairperson, Board of Directors, Community Driven Network-Uganda,
Plot 22, Ssebagala Road, Masindi Municipality,
P.O. Box 425, Masindi, Uganda

Email to:

Deadline: 31st October 2018

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Senior Sales and Marketing Manager/Personnel Job Placement - Orion Transformers and Electrics

Job Title:             Senior Sales and Marketing Manager/Personnel
Organisation: Orion Transformers and Electrics
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Orion is aiming to become the leading supplier and repairer of transformers and electrical equipment in East Africa. Our first factory and service centre in Africa is in Uganda and was commissioned in April 2015 with an annual capacity of 500,000 kVa. Orion's facilities in Asia have produced > 60M kVa of transformers and have >20 year track record selling to some of the largest utilities in the world.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, degree in sales and digital marketing and other related courses.
  • Five years of experience in sales of power line electrical products and related items
  • Knowledge of E-business & online marketing.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications via Email to  and 

Deadline: 9th November 2018 by 6:00pm

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