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Canadian Non-profit Jobs - Procurement Officer - Raising The Village (RTV)

Job Title:        Procurement Officer
Organization: Raising The Village (RTV)  
Head Office: Kampala
Potential Duty Stations: Kanungu, Uganda

About Us:
Raising The Village works with hard to reach “last-mile” villages in Uganda. RTV tackles extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income generation activities and building local credit and capacity to move communities toward economic self-sufficiency. Through a multi-faceted, community-prioritized methodology, RTV catalyzes entire villages during its 6-month implementation. Currently with 3 offices and over 30 staff in Uganda, RTV is on a growth trajectory to transform development practice in “last mile” villages. In 2017, we directly impacted over 36,000 beneficiaries across 47 villages.

Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer plays an important role within RTV. This position ensures that RTV is making wise purchases of goods or services to improve beneficiary livelihoods. The procurement and logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services and will also be responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic services and goods for the organization in a timely manner and within budget.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Negotiate pricing and supply contracts for better deals
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are of high quality
  • Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Develop procurement policies and procedures in accordance with international standards;
  • Work with the program and planning and evaluation teams to develop a procurement pipeline based on project designs
  • Perform other duties as requested by management;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • At least two years of experience as a procurement officer or related position.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policies, and systems.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to build relationships and work effectively within teams;
  • Able to travel 30% of the time to RTV field operations;
  • Ability to travel at least 30% to RTV field operation Districts.

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and two references to: recruitment@raisingthevillage.org

NB: Please properly formatted PDF or Word documents are preferred. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Resumes received after the deadline will still be considered in a future round.

: 28th June 2018

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Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs EU Project Jobs - Farm Africa

Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: European Union (EU)
Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement.

About EU Project:
Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture,
Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. It has recently been awarded a grant by the European Union for a €615,000, three-year project supporting young coffee farmers in Western Uganda’s Kanungu district.  The project focuses on building the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to create employment and self-employment opportunities within the coffee value chain for 4,800 young women and men Kanungu district. A broad range of CSOs will be engaged in the project ranging from coffee growers cooperatives to national stakeholder platforms representing both young farmers and coffee farmers.

Key project activities will include capacity building of four Coffee Grower Cooperatives (CGC) - in particular growing their membership of young women and men, delivering extension services using smartphones and promoting sustainable production methodologies to their members. At the same time the project will support the establishment of washing and processing facilities as well as specialist trainings to enable CGCs and their members to increase the quality and quantity of coffee produced, and ultimately enter export and premium markets.

Job Summary:  The Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs is responsible for building the business and commercial capacity of coffee growers’ cooperatives, input SMEs, and coffee farmers’ groups. The BDO will also be responsible for capacity building and mentoring of the wider field team on market-based approaches to development and business development, as well as ensuring best practices in these areas are integrated into all field activities. In addition, the BDO will contribute to Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) activities, particularly with regards to developing and disseminating record keeping tools for the different stakeholders engaged in business-focused activities. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Kanungu office, and will be reporting in to the Project Coordinator – Coffee & CSOs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Delivery of markets and business-focused activities in line with the Coffee and CSOs project implementation plan:
  • Ensure that business development-related project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned and within the agreed budget including:
  • Assess and analyse existing businesses (SMEs) supporting the sustainable coffee production and provide business training – supporting them to build their customer base including access finance to grow their businesses
  • Support district committees and associations in growing their member base, improving their governance and developing income generating activities to enable them to cover regular operational costs
  • Participate in the assessments of the cooperatives organizational capacities
  • Provide business development and access to finance training and continuous support to the cooperatives using FA standard packages
  • Provide mentoring and ad hoc support to the extension workers of the cooperatives on business development and access to finance
  • Ensure that Farm Africa Approaches to business development, access to finance and trade facilitation are used to guide high-quality delivery
  • Ensure that business development and markets focused activities are aligned with, and mutually supportive of other interventions in the same areas
  • Work with the Project Coordinator (PC) and the Project Accountant and Administrator (PA&A) to ensure all activities are planned and conducted according to the organization and the donor financial and procurement requirements and procedures.
  • Work with TWIN (implementing partner) to ensure collaboration between delivery of all business development activities, market linkages and supporting cooperatives and farmers to achieve market requirements, including certification standards
Support project management and coordination
  • Support the PC & PA&A with activity planning and budgeting as requested
  • Keep abreast of business development activities being implemented by other partners operating in a similar intervention area and sharing this information with the PC and wider team as appropriate
  • Proactively identify and monitor any risks to non-delivery and, where required, develop and implement action plans to address issues identified
  • Support the PC to identify and analyze the causes of spend variances to the budget and make recommendations on actions to be taken as required
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Contribute to internal and external reporting, with a particular focus on collecting and collating information from the supported Coffee Growers’ Cooperatives and SMEs in line with set targets or standards
  • Regularly report on implementation learnings, and make recommendations on areas for improvement or changes in delivery strategy to the PC
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (MLP) – and in particular support with developing data collection tools that will gather relevant business data from the cooperatives, SMEs and farmers’ groups engaged in the project
  • Contribute to quarterly internal progress reviews and annual project performance reviews and workshops
  • Collect information for stories, case studies and lessons learnt on market linkages and business development
Play a key role in delivering the wider objectives of both the Coffee and CSOs project, and Farm Africa’s work in Uganda.
  • Participate in project team meetings as requested by the Project Coordinator.
  • Support the wider project delivery team to integrate market approaches within work plans and stakeholder engagements
  • Work in close collaboration with TWIN in ensuring that knowledge, learnings and tools are shared
  • Maintain regular and effective communications with the wider project team, Uganda Country Office and implementing partners
  • In consultation with the PC, act as an ambassador, promoting the project and the work of Farm Africa, including hosting visitors, speaking at workshops, conferences and meeting donors and other officials as and when required
  • Contribute to the development of relevant Farm Africa policies and strategies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs job placement must hold a Degree or equivalent in in a relevant field, such as agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of market-based approaches to development and particularly approaches which encourage greater participation of women and youth
  • At least two years’ experience working for an INGO or agri-business
  • Experience of supporting the growth of businesses within the agriculture sectors
  • Experience of capacity building CSOs, cooperatives and/or small or micro enterprises
  • Experience of planning and delivering project activities and reporting on their impact
  • Experience of designing or delivering interventions that specifically encourage or maximise the participation of youth
  • Experience of supporting producer organisations to formalise the operations and access finance
  • Experience of supporting smallholder farmers to enter formal markets
  • Desirable
  • Experience conducting organisational capacity assessments
  • Experience of working in coffee value chain
  • Experience of conducting market assessments
  • Experience in designing and conducting business development trainings for micro-enterprises or SMEs
  • Experience of developing record keeping tools for micro/small enterprises
  • Experience of delivering activities focusing on the economic empowerment of rural women
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and communities based on trust and collaboration
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge with a broad range of stakeholders with differing backgrounds and abilities.
  • Problem identification, analysis and solving of complex issues
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to travel widely and frequently both within and outside Kanungu district
  • Confident user of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to ride a motorcycle in the field, with a valid riding permit (Class A)
  • Fluency in Runyankore / Rukiga

  • Further relevant academic qualification in the area of agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the coffee value chain in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of sustainable consumption & production (SCP) principles
  • Multi stakeholder facilitation skills
  • Ability to influence others in order to drive change

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including “Business Development Officer C&C” in the subject line.

NB: Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the interview process.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 23rd July 2018 at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th July 2018 by 5.00pm EAT

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Fresher Field Facilitator Canadian NGO Jobs - Right To Play

Job Title:     Field Facilitator
Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Communications & Marketing

About US:
Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to teaming and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. 

The Uganda Country Program is currently recruiting Field facilitator for the on-going project - Enhancing Nutrition, Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) interventions in primary schools in four refugee settlements and host communities in Adjumani district,

Job Summary:  The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Manager (PM) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play (RTP) project activities and providing support and guidance to the community team in using RTP tools for the Adjumani project. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for the quality of delivery and effectiveness.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Activity planning and implementation
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Establish and maintain partnerships
  • Supervision and guidance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Education and adult Education or any related discipline.
  • Two years of experience working in project implementation and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team.
  • Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
  • Effective planning and organizing skills
  • Coaching and feedback skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong development and team building skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of adult education principles
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Effective report writing
  • Understanding of a community-led process
  • Understanding of the concept of sport tor development
  • Understanding of child rights and child protection
  • Languages: Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s) in West Nile /North
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an updated resume and cover letter to: UgandaHR@righttoplay.com  and kindly include “Position” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.

Deadline: 26th June 2018.

NB: While we thank all applicants for their interest, consideration will be given to applicants from West Nile and North, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please note that applications should not be hand delivered.

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No Experience Food Assistance Information Reporting Officer NGO Jobs - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Food Assistance Information Reporting Officer

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:   The Food Assistance Information Reporting Officer will be responsible for leading field-based IT operations pertaining to the Last Mile Mobile Solutions technology (whenever applicable) and Commodity Tracking System. This includes provision of technical support to commodity distribution field staff during field registrations/distributions, in addition to running the LMMS web application to help staff set up new distribution projects, run commodity shipment using LMMS/CTS, and assist in consolidating and generating LMMS/CTS reports including shipment and loss claim registers and loss files. This position will also require delivering systems maintenance, testing new software development for field deployment, soliciting client user requirements, and assisting with new/upgraded system installations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
LMMS System operation:
  • Oversees wireless connectivity issues between mobile devices, routers and roaming servers in field operations, troubleshooting where necessary.
  • Ensures correct functioning of LMMS in beneficiary registration, enrollment, household updates and commodity distribution activities. Troubleshoots technical problems as they arise (including forcing the movement of filed data to permanent data repositories).
  • Ensure backups of field data collection and ensures safety of data collected in field operations by password control to databases and encryption of laptop data where required.
  • Help administer LMMS system users within the project in coordination with the commodity officer / manager.
  • Serve as technical point of contact/support for Food Monitors and reports back to the core system delivery team on state of field deployments.
  • Work closely with software developers and software partners in new systems development.
  • Install LMMS in roaming servers, mobile devices and perform system data updates as required for field use.
  • Report technical failures, help to replicate problems and lead field installations with system upgrades/new releases.
  • Document technical shortfalls within the existing mobile product offering and with new version releases
  • Prepare LMMS reports and forward them to relevant departments within WVK and LMMS Global IT.
Consolidation and Reviewing of Monthly Reports: (CTS)
  • Assist consolidation of monthly commodity reports from the field into the CTS database in order to produce major reports (CSS, CSR, RSR, LSR) to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely submission of the replication and backups which include field reports, warehouse reports etc by 5th of every month for timely consolidation at the NO.
  • Updating FGDB project progress reports
  • Liaise with CO’s to ensure timely submission of beneficiary lists and backups by 10th of every month
  • Maintain a neat, organized and chronological filing system, ensuring that hard copies of the recommended reports are available and easy to access at any required time.
  • Update the shipment registers and shipment receipt summaries to make sure that the soft copy and files are up to date for easy accessibility on monthly basis.
  • Update the Loss claim registers and loss files to make sure that the soft copy and the files are up to date for easy accessibility on monthly basis.
  • Make frequent visits to the field locations to assist in CTS documentation and accountability.
  • Collect all the receipts and dispatch summary, truck inspection reports, loss reports, physical inventory, warehouse inspection report, distribution summaries and distribution center visit reports.
  • Responsible to verify physical inventory for all the warehouses to ensure that the commodity book balances match the actual stock in the warehouses and explanations provided for any variances.
  • Review invoices and other Cooperating Partner reports
Coordination and Collaboration:
  • Works closely with the field monitors and Commodity officers/field Coordinators on all LMMS/CTS issues.
  • Work closely with the global LMMS Support personnel in all aspects of the technology readiness and rollout, in addition to providing feedback to, and receiving technical instructions from, the LMMS Field based System Support and Developer Officers on IT upgrades, maintenance and new developments
Administration of LMMS asset control procedures.
  • Actively participate in a forum of IT support staff for LMMS/CTS for sharing common experiences and troubleshooting technical challenges.
Capacity development:
  • Leads capacity development with field staff to ensure adequate LMMS/CTS coverage.
  • Work closely with the Senior FAIRO to supervise and provide training for all other PRRO staff especially

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Food Assistance Information Reporting Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer Science or IT or any other related course from a recognized University.
  • Solid background in the Window Operating System – XP in particular. Comfortable invoking, stopping or restarting System Services, installing and uninstalling software, creating user groups and setting up user privileges.
  • Solid networking skills – able to set up, securing and administer wireless ad-hoc peer-to-peer networks. Ability to isolate and troubleshoot network connectivity difficulties accordingly and through running IP configuration tools, resetting wireless connections. Understands TCP/IP protocol.
  • Knowledgeable of Relational Database Management Systems – exposure to MySQL highly desirable, including the use of database management tools (such as MySQL Query Browser and Administrator).
  • Ability to troubleshoot IT problems – both hardware and identify software failings. Aware of how to log, track and systematically troubleshoot IT problems.
  • Prior experience with WV CTS system and or UN WFP Compass system is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of WV and WFP regulations pertaining to relief food commodities tracking accounting and reporting.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 24th June 2018

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Director Finance and Administration Employment Opportunity - Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET)

Organization: Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About US:
The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in Uganda to harness, strengthen, and sustain synergies across the country among Legal Aid Service Providers (LASPs) in complementing Government of Uganda's efforts for enhancing access to justice. The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) has given support to IASPNET towards implementation of project activities across the Justice, Law, and Order Sector with focus on improving coordination structures, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, policy reform approaches, capacity building initiatives, and various strategic mechanisms taking it a more proactive role in setting legal aid agenda.

Job Summary:   The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for providing leadership and direction on the management team, as well as, day-to-day management of the Finance, information technology, and administration functions for the organization. This position will build and sustain the capacity of the finance and administration department and provide exemplary stewardship through the establishment monitoring and improvement of accounting, finance, IT and administrative systems and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a University degree in Commerce, Business studies Accounting, human resource, completion of a recognized accounting designation such as CPA, ACCA, CMA Courses and/or certificates in financial management or non-profit organizations, human resource management, and IT are considered an asset, He or she should possess master’s degree in any of the mentioned relevant field is desirable
  • Five years of prior experience as Finance Director Manager or similar role with similar type and size of organization
  • Five years of experience in financial management, in particular in the development, monitoring and reporting on the financial status of the organization and its various strategic and programmatic initiatives (financial management refers to more senior related accounting and controllership duties)
  • Three years’ experience in organizational administration and IT
  • Three years’ experience managing staff members human resource
  • 3-5 years’ experience working tor a non-profit charitable organization
  • Experience reporting to an Executive Director and board delegated committee's
  • Excellent knowledge of NGO work and other development agencies (national and international) work will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via Email to:
laspnet.ug@gmail.com or hand deliver their applications, CVs and credentials to the Executive Director indicating the position applied for on the envelop

Deadline: Saturday 30th June 2018

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