30 Client Service Officer Job Opportunities - SolarNow

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UN Senior Protection Assistant Job Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Senior Protection Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027167
Vacancy Notice: 014/2019
Duty Station:  Uganda

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.

Job Summary:  The Senior Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff. The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor. The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Provide counselling on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan for persons of concern as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for persons of concern in voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.
  • Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.

Key Result Areas:
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Support is provided to identify and report protection incidents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant job placement should have completed secondary school.  Additional Training courses in protection related issues
  • At least four years relevant working experience in performing Protection tasks
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 20th June 2019

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Project Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Job Placement - Akola Project

Organization: Akola Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
Akola Project is a non-profit, social business that empowers women by facilitating vocational training, employment opportunities, savings and loans associations, education programs, support groups and leadership development.

Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator, Entrepreneurship will be responsible for education and mentorship in entrepreneurship and small business management skills.  The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to design and deliver participatory training content to 150 women and provide follow-up support.  This is a full-time position based in Jinja, Uganda, with travel to the field as necessary.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and embody the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain program activities that support the achievement of the Organization's goals and promote a positive work culture
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to 150 beneficiaries (the “members”)
  • Lead implementation of all activities, including training logistics and communication to staff and members
Training and Mentorship
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Manager and team members to design needs- and evidence-based training content
  • Deliver training to members on a monthly basis
  • Provide supportive mentorship to members to monitor progress and provide targeted support
  • Ensure training documentation and record-keeping is managed accurately and efficiently
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation activities, when needed, to track progress and impact

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in community development or related field
  • Professional experience in developing curriculum, administering trainings, or working in an educational context essential
  • Experience in non-profit setting and a cross-cultural development context preferred
  • Knowledge of entrepreneurial and business management principles
  • Experience working with marginalized communities
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in both English and Lusoga
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively with people in a respectful and productive manner
  • Hunger to continually learn and improve

  • You understand that your role is a full-time position that should be taken seriously.
  • You share a heart for the vision, mission and values of Akola Project.
  • You agree with Akola's approach to Christian ministry in Uganda.
  • You are comfortable working in a cross-cultural working environment.
  • You possess strong organizational skills, self-initiative, problem-solving abilities, and an interest in women's empowerment.
  • You possess a respectful and mature attitude towards different cultures, faiths, customs, ways of life.
  • You are willing to work long and unpredictable hours and travel long distances as necessary.
  • You are willing to take initiative and do what is necessary to further the vision of the organization.
  • You are a self-starter and are able to follow through on ideas with minimal guidance.
  • You approach unexpected challenges with patience and confidence, using your talents to find new ways of accomplishing tasks.
  • You are willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed and be flexible as needed
  • You are able to effectively communicate with others and efficiently delegate tasks as needed.
  • You exhibit the utmost integrity and transparency when handling company finances.
  • You are able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You have the capacity to juggle multiple requests and consistently meet deadlines.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated resume, cover letter (including salary expectations) and contact information for two references to jennifer@akolaacademy.org with subject line “Application: Project Coordinator.” 

Deadline: 18th June 2019.

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MCHN Officer - Community Behavior Change Officer US Non-profit Careers - Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, and Nike Foundation.

Job Summary:  The MCHN Officer - Community Behavior Change Officer will support the roll out of the MCA strategy to program coverage districts. CBC activities will focus on the enabling environment around the caregiver, targeting husbands, elders, community opinion leaders and other influential persons to speed progress towards positive gender and health behavior changes. The officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the CBC component of the APOLOU behavior change strategy and will have supervisory responsibility for activities in Amudat.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of CBC activities including; mentorship, support supervision and managerial support to CBCAs of Moroto and Amudat, spending approximately an equal amount of time between the two field offices.
  • Sensitize and advocate for the male engagement strategy to relevant stakeholders including local government, Sub-county officials, elders, implementing partners and foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders.
  • Support the CBC Manager in the development of activity plans and a reporting format for the CBC sector with special focus on Moroto and Amudat.
  • Actively contribute in the development of training curriculum, project tools, and IEC materials; facilitate nutrition related trainings for CBCAs e.g. Gender, IYCF and other ENA/EHA components as well as support with staff capacity building.
  • Support rollout of module trainings to male change agents, as a direct trainer and backstop supporter to CBCAs.
  • Supervise the activities and performance of CBCAs in Moroto and Amudat; conduct routine team meetings, adhere to performance reviews timelines, troubleshoot challenges and standardize implementation approaches.
  • Empower community members, MCAs and HBCs to lead community dialogues promoting positive maternal and child health behaviors and gender equality.
  • Support in troubleshooting of challenges faced by CBCAs, standardizing implementation approaches and ensuring technical quality.
  • Working closely with MCHN manager and broader MCHN team to coordinate overall activities and day-to-day operations and logistics to maximize use of resources and ensure complementary programming
  • Provide oversight to the CBCAs in regards to adhering to procurement, finance and security policy and procedures, ensuring proper documentation of processes.
  • Identify and document best practices to share with the team, APOLOU partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
Partnership Management:
  • Build and maintain productive working relationship with partner organizations, working together to develop complementary monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management structures wherever possible.
  • Liaise with partners to coordinate and maximize influence at local and regional forums.
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and district leaders, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Collaboratively represent the health activities of APOLOU together with partner’s organizations like Save the Children, Whave at relevant local government and civil society organizations.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Provide ongoing support to CBCAs in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Take responsibility for data collection, data archiving, quality assurance, quality control, and communicating to MELC focal person on Moroto and Amudat activities.
  • Oversee the program filing system and ensure that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program.
  • Ensure timely and consistent submission of project reports, success stories and other relevant data to the CBC manager (i.e. weekly, monthly and quarterly reports).
External Representation and Coordination:
  • Ensure establishment and maintenance of relationships with communities, village councils and local government, particularly in Amudat target areas.
  • Support visits from regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media, in collaboration with the manager when necessary
Ethics and Integrity
  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Motorcycle riding permit.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps MCHN Officer - Community Behavior Change Officer job opportunity should possess a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, nutrition, gender, health sciences, social sciences, or other related development discipline
  • At least three years of experience.
  • Proven experience in conducting community mobilization, training, and networking
  • Experience in capacity building with communities in Karamoja
  • Knowledge in behavioral change methodologies such as care groups, Community Led Total Sanitation, and other related innovative hygiene and sanitation approaches is a plus
  • Knowledge of approaches to promote gender equality, with a training in gender a plus
  • Experience and skills in working with other NGOs, government partners, and local community-based organizations.
  • Able to speak Nga’karimojong dialect
  • Computer literacy
  • Dynamic public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while showing flexibility in day-to-day operations
  • Demonstrable English writing and speaking skills
  • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline:  24th June 2019

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12 Fresher Counselor USAID Project Jobs - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID RHITES-N Project:
USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.

Job Summary:  The Counselor will provide comprehensive counselling services to patients in chronic care in the HIV clinic, antenatal care/ Mother baby care points and Tuberculosis Units.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide quality and comprehensive counseling services to clients, family members, communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB services
  • Empower clients in chronic care to disclose their HIV status to signifi cant others
  • Use index client testing to access HIV testing services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members
  • Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans
  • Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV education and care
  • Provide home-based HIV counseling and testing, and TB screening to household members
  • Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support
  • Establish and support peer support groups for clients
  • Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
  • Perform counselling and other support techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by the clinicians
  • High degree of Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality
  • Possess the ability to work under mental and physical stress
  • Provide information to clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education.
  • Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic and sensitizations in the communities
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Key Performance Areas:
  • Comprehensive HIV psychosocial services provided
  • Comprehensive OVC services delivered
  • Clients adhering to ART
  • Viral load suppression achieved among clients
  • Clients retained in care
  • Clients linked to other services

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Counselor job placement should hold a Diploma in Counselling. A relevant bachelor’s degree Social Work, Counselling Psychology, Guidance will be an added advantage
  • Short term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an added advantage
  • The applicant should preferably have at least a year’s experience in HIV Counselling.
  • A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
  • Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
  • Good communication, team building, innovative skills

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives NGO Careers - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Conservation Programme Manager

About US:
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Job Summary:  The Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives will provide overall coordination, technical guidance, and supervision of the WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) Energy, Climate & Extractive Programme to ensure timely delivery on the WWF Energy, climate & Extractive Programme’s strategy and plan through efficient and cost- effective implementation of a coherent and well-articulated portfolio of project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Initiates, develops and prepares fundable grant program/ project proposals and concepts, in collaboration with other members of the Organization (technical teams), in order to develop the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives programme and ensure sustained growth and expansion of the programme in line with WWF’s Mission, UCO Strategic Plan objectives and donor guidelines.
  • Develops and monitors the implementation of the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting systems, for monitoring the programme performance, progress and impact of ECP projects in line with the set performance indicators, donor requirements and WWF guidelines
  • Creates strong alliances and networks with civil society organizations, public and private organizations for concerted advocacy efforts, greater participation in policy dialogue and sustainability of WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives priorities.
  • Prepares annual and quarterly programme reports, documents and shares best practices, and experiences and periodically advises management, key stakeholders on Energy, Climate & Extractives related issues in line with WWF and donor requirements.
  • Develops and monitors the implementation of a consolidated ‘WWF UCO Energy, Climate and Extractives’ programme plan and budget and as well as monitor the integration of related activities in line with the WWF UCO objectives, financial guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Provides technical oversight, direction for the expansion and growth of the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives Programme and underlying projects in line with the WWF-UCO strategic plan and donor requirements.
  • Provides technical support to government and other relevant stakeholders in developing, comprehensive and harmonized policy, legal, institutional and financial frameworks for Energy, Climate & Extractives development in Uganda in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
  • Provides technical oversight in capacity strengthening of UCO and its partners on Energy, Climate & Extractives issues in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
  • Builds and maintains a competent “WWF UCO Energy, Climate and Extractives team” through backstopping, coaching and mentoring, giving constructive feedback, capacity development, in line with the WWF human resources guidelines.
  • Coordinates planning, design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information and innovative ideas to address specific Energy, Climate & Extractives related issues relevant to WWF UCO’s interventions in Uganda
  • Leads in planning, organizing and coordination of campaigns, dialogues and negotiations on topical issues in extractives (mining, oil & gas) in line with the WWF guidelines and priorities.
  • Supports the development and implementation of WWF’s Africa Energy Programme hosted by WWF UCO, and establishes synergies with WWF UCO’s own national Energy, Climate and Extractives programme and projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives job must hold a Masters’ Degree in Energy and/or Climate Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Environmental and Natural Resource Management or related field;
  • Post Graduate training in program/Project Development and Management is an asset
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in environmental conservation preferably in energy and climate related conservation work;
  • Experience in sustainable energy development systems (with a good balance of renewable energy as well as oil and gas work) is a requirement
  • Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management is a must;
  • Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara) in the Albertine Rift is an added advantage.
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.

How to Apply:
Application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one document) should be emailed to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org and quote the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the respective Google form, Download Here.

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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