Showing posts with label Social Sciences Jobs in Uganda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Sciences Jobs in Uganda. Show all posts

2 Irish Embassy Job Vacancies - Programme Executives


Job Title:             Programme Executive (2 Job Positions)
Organisation: The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda was opened in 1994, and serves the purpose of advancing relations between Ireland and Uganda and representing Ireland’s values and interests in Uganda. Ireland’s current strategy (2016-2020) for Uganda is guided by our foreign policy, The Global Island, Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World’, and Ireland’s policy for international development, ‘One World One Future’. The strategy covers the breadth of the Embassy’s work including consular and visa services, cultural promotion, trade and investment promotion, political engagement, and the development cooperation programme, which is closely aligned to the Government of Uganda’s second National Growth and Development Plan.

Job Summary:  The Programme Executive is a key support function to the development programme in the Embassy working with the Head of Co-operation, Deputy Head of Cooperation and a team of technical advisors to ensure efficient and effective administration of the development programme and compliance with key institutional grant management requirements. The Programme Executive will also have responsibility for the management of specific projects working closely with the relevant advisors. Other responsibilities will include event management and communications as well as providing PA support to the Head of Co-operation and Deputy Head of Co-operation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing administrative support to the grants management process.
  • Leading on specific initiatives or projects within the current development programme, as well as supporting the work of the development programme advisors.
  • Ensuring strong communications of the results of the development programme and ensuring maximum visibility of Ireland’s investment in Uganda.
  • Working with a cross-Embassy team on the organization and management of key Embassy events.
  • Providing overall administrative support to the development programme.
  • Any and all such reasonable additional tasks that may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda Programme Executive job must hold a Degree in development studies, social science, communications or another relevant discipline.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • A high standard in English, both spoken and written.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • A very high standard of personal integrity
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work to deadlines

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Embassy should send their completed application forms, download here via e-mail only to Recruitment.Kampala@dfa.ie, with the subject line; Programme Executive.

Deadline:  Wednesday, 27th February 2019 by 4:30 pm

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Consortia Coordinator Non-profit Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Job Title:    Consortia Coordinator
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Consortia Coordinator (CC), employed by DRC and reporting to the DRC Country Director, will be expected to lead the implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium of 3 NGOs (DRC, LWF, and ACF) focusing on multipurpose cash transfer, WASH and shelter construction through combined needs based and people centre approaches. The CC will be providing leadership to the project and its activities, oversee smooth implementation of the project through the members of the Consortium, and oversee the administration and implementation of the grant in line with ECHO procedures. The CC will be supported by Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support these tasks. The CC will have financial and human resource management oversight and will provide strategic leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). The ECHO Consortia Coordinator is responsible for the following detailed tasks within the framework of DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, The DRC Assistance Framework, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative regulations), approved programme documents, donor contracts and applicable Ugandan laws:

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project management:
  • Management and implementation of the project, with an emphasis on ensuring timely and high quality achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective Consortium partners.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place, including gathering data for case studies and lessons learned
  • Provide guidance on implementation of a basic needs approach with specific focus on cash based programming, ensuring that all partners utilize the same targeting/monitoring approaches and tools
  • Ensuring that the Partners implement the project as stipulated in their proposals and as per the work plans presented and ensure that the spending rates of the project are commensurate with the project spending plans.
  • Develop partners’ project progress reporting and financial expenditure tools and train the partners on use of these.
  • Ensuring that  partners provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide monthly status updates on the Consortium's progress, challenges and planned mitigation measures.
  • Troubleshoot any challenges with project implementation in consultation with the partners and bring this to attention of the partners in a timely manner with the highest authority of the partner in country.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit (PMU) including grants, finance and MEAL functions. 
  • Seek advice from the Head of Programs (HOP) on the program implementation methodology and approaches and keep the HOP and CD updated on the program progress
Financial management:
  • Ensuring that the partners have sound financial management in place.
  • Liaise with ECHO to get a good understanding of the financial procedures and ensuring that the partners comply with ECHO financial regulations
  • Develop tools and formats for financial reports in close collaboration with the finance team and ensure timely financial reports and budget follow ups from the partners.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial report for the consortium and alert the CD/HOP of any financial issues that might be emerging.
  • Facilitate provision of training for project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures.
Representation, communication and coordination
  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Ensure Consortium representation in external coordination meetings and leadership on technical discussions at national level by developing harmonized programmatic positioning on cash programming.
  • Represent consortium progress to donors as well as within the Cash Working Group
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the cash WG, Protection and NFI/shelter working groups 
  • Accountable to Consortia Steering Committee, Initiate and facilitate Steering Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and opportunities for the Consortium
  • Oversee development of the Consortium communication and advocacy and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning; 
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the Government authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other agencies and consortia who are implementing project activities in the same area. Develop a close coordination with the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR and other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium partners.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Consortia Coordinator job opportunity should hold a post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences or related field;  
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing and leading Consortia; 
  • A minimum of five years of senior management experience in an NGO or consultancy environment, with experience managing cash transfer programming 
  • Good knowledge of Cash feasibility analysis, modality and mechanism selection, MEB and transfer value(s) and needs and vulnerability targeting
  • Practitioner knowledge of the latest and most relevant cash- and markets-based programming technical tools, guidance, and evidence-based initiatives
  • A good understanding and experience of context in South Western Uganda is an added advantage 
  • Previous exposure and experience in leading and coordinating in refugee coordination working groups  
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills; 
  • High-level communication and people skills;  
  • Excellent writing skills and able to negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the Consortium at high level forums; 
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking, in particular with Government authorities, EU, humanitarian and development actors; 
  • Demonstrated project, program and human resource management experience, including working with local partners; 
  • Proven ability in working in hardship environments. The position will require extensive travel to the field; 
  • Strong understanding of MEAL, including in complex programmes;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below


Deadline:  20th February 2019

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UN Programme Specialist, Family Planning Job Careers - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Analyst SRH

About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.

Job Summary:   The Programme Specialist, Family Planning will therefore be a critical member of staff leading on the Family Planning Programme within UNFPA’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights framework, working closely with other relevant UNFPA staff and other stakeholders. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning will be responsible for the supporting the Government of Uganda, and other relevant partners, to increase demand for and access to Family Planning services including Family Planning commodities. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning's contribution will be instrumental in ensuring the Government of Uganda attains the 2020 targets as enshrined in the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (FP-CIP).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing overall strategic leadership for the Family Planning programme, including Reproductive Health Commodity Security, in both development and humanitarian settings.
  • Providing leadership in mobilising resources for Family Planning activities including identification of Family Planning needs and appropriate potential donors; and development of proposals.
  • Providing leadership in monitoring, review and evaluation of FP programmes; and in developing response plans to consolidate any strengths and to address any identified gaps.
  • Supporting the Ministry of Health, districts and other relevant partners in development, implementation and monitoring of relevant policy and technical strategies including the district Family Planning Costed Implementation Plans.
  • Providing leadership in mainstreaming Family Planning into relevant Ministries, Agencies, Departments (MDAs) and Districts as part of the national and district strategic and operational plans and budget frameworks, and in line with the agenda for harnessing the Demographic Dividend.
  • Providing leadership in analysis of the political, social and economic environment that imparts on FP programmes and formulating appropriate policy and programmatic adjustments to harness any opportunities and mitigate any risks.
  • Providing leadership in establishing and maintaining partnerships with FP relevant stakeholders, networks, alliances and coalitions to ensure a collective effort towards FP Advocacy and Programming including engagement with and support to the Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC).
  • Representing the Country Office in relevant national and sub-national Technical Working Groups (TWGs)/Fora to provide technical support and position UNFPA’s Family Planning mandate

Key Outcomes
  • Strategies (with clear roadmap and approaches) on how to increase contraceptive prevalence rate (proportion of men and women using Family Planning).
  • Increased resources for Family Planning programming.
  • More appropriate, effective and efficient Family Planning Programmes.
  • District Family Planning Costed Implemented developed and implemented.
  • Family Planning mainstreamed into all government Ministries, Departments, Agencies and District plans and budgets.
  • Enabling policy, social and economic environment for Family Planning programming.
  • Enhanced partnership with Family Planning actors/stakeholders with accelerated efforts towards increased demand for and access to Family Planning services.
  • Increased representation in relevant meetings/fora with enhanced UNFPA’s influence among Government and relevant Family Planning stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Programme Specialist, Family Planning job opportunity should hold an advanced degree in Public health, health policy population, development, and/or other related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in SRH/FP programming.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health and Local Government (districts) is desirable.
  • Excellent computer/information systems skills.
  • Understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA’s mandate, policies, operations and development topics within the Ugandan setting is an added advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

Competencies
Values:
  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:
  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Skill Set:
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

N.B: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 12th February 2019

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Officer Performance Management - Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)


Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Performance Management
Job Code: HRM/074/601

About URA:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

Job Summary:   The Officer Performance Management will implement the URA staff Performance Management programs in order to enhance individual performance, accountability, staff motivation and productivity. The incumbent will also conduct performance management capacity building programs to staff so as to enhance Performance Accountability and Compliance with the PM standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Identify areas of inadequacy in Performance Management
·         Prepare proposal and schedule for capacity building programs such as trainings, sensitizations, conference or any other agreed form of engagement
·         Prepare sensitization/training materials or engagement guide and other logistical support to facilitate the trainings
·         Develop and maintain an up-to-date record/database of staff trained in PM to identify the magnitude of PM skills gap
·         Conduct periodic field visits to sensitize staff on any emerging Performance Management issues
·         Prepare training, sensitization or other engagement reports and submit to the line manager for further administration
·         Compile and consolidate Performance evaluation reports in order to track performance of all URA staff and enhance accountability.
·         Mobilize Departmental performance Review Committees (DPRCs) to submit reports of the assigned departments
·         Analyze and Consolidate the DPRC reports according to the approved format
·         Develop and maintain a data bank for all appraisal records of URA to facilitate easy access
·         Maintain all copies of the appraisal documents, index the files/folders and submit to the appropriate records management office for safe custody and ease of reference
·         Provide accountability to the immediate line manager for all the appraisal records received
·         Collect and analyze baseline data for the review of performance management tools in order to enhance compliance with the PM standards and guide management in decision making.
·         Engage relevant stakeholders to identify gaps in the performance management tools.
·         Conduct Benchmark visits to other organizations in order to improve PM
·         Conduct research on best practices to keep abreast with developing trends in PM and identify areas of improvement in the current performance appraisal process
·         Carry out field visits and solicit information from staff regarding the relevance, effectiveness and usability of the existing URA Performance Appraisal framework and document and present key issues and recommendations for action
·         Identify and engage key stakeholders to participate in the review of the performance reporting tools
·         Prepare report on the findings and recommendations and submit to the line manager for consideration
·         Conduct Performance management inspections in order to enhance compliance with PM process and standards.
·         Develop a schedule to guide in the inspection visits and submit for the approval of the line manager
·         Develop the tools/check list to guide during the inspection and submit for approval
·         Carry out field visits to track and report on compliance with performance appraisal guidelines in assigned business areas of the organization
·         Analyze inspection findings and prepare report to the line manager
·         Engage the head of Business unit to provide feedback on the inspection and guide on areas of improvement
·         Conduct periodic reviews of the implementation of Performance Management framework and prepare report on findings and cases that require supervisors’ intervention
·         Track the performance of staff in the different job families and prepare report that guide Organisational Development (OD) unit on the possibility of work load assessment
·         Track the performance of staff in the different job families and prepare report that guide Organisational Development (OD) unit on the possibility of work load assessment
·         Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Performance recommendations to enhance staff Productivity and Motivate.
·         Extract the approved Performance Management recommendations and prepare action points for the respective responsibility centres and submit to the line manager for further administration
·         Compile the full schedule for the PM cases for implementation, determine the respective action points and centers. Follow up implementation and provide periodic reports
·         Prepare feedback letters for all staff to obtain the individual performance results.
·         Provide periodic support to staff in the development and monitoring of the Performance Improvement Plans.
·         Coordinate the appraisal of staff on probation who are due for confirmation and prepare a report for Management action.
·         Prepare confirmation letters, solicit for the requisite signature and manage their distribution.
·         Coordinate the implementation of Reward and Recognition activities to enhance staff Motivation and Retention.
·         Participate in the development and review of the Reward and Recognition guidelines
·         Coordinate and organize meetings with Reward and Recognition Committee (RRC).
·         Train RRC from time-to-time to enhance their skills in handling RR matters
·         Provide oversight and Coordination of the RRC nomination process.
·         Coordinate the procurement of RRC gifts to facilitate the reward and recognition process.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer Performance Management job opportunities should hold Honors degrees in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences, Organizational Psychology or a related field from a recognized university.
·         At least two years of work experience in Human Resources Management, particularly in areas of Performance Management and Reward Management
·         Experience in supporting high volume staff appraisal activities across a wide variety of roles and professional sectors.

Desirable
·         Post graduate qualification in any of the above fields
·         Training in Balance Score Card Framework
·         Experience in using electronic HR systems for performance management and staff database
·         Knowledge and Experience 
·         Understanding of the organizational strategy and the Balance Score Card Framework
·         Performance Management Guidelines
·         Labour Laws especially, the Uganda Employment Act, 2006
·         Special Skills & Attributes    
·         Proficiency at use of Computer MS applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other data analysis tools.
·         Ability to relate well with people of different temperaments
·         Ability to communicate effectively and make presentation to senior management, staff and other stakeholders.
·         Ability to negotiate with, persuade and influence stake holders while marketing emerging ideas
·         Ability to make timely and accurate decision
·         Ability to work in a team and influence team’s decision
·         Ability to research and keep abreast with current trends in PM best practices
·         Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels
·         Good planning and facilitation skills
·         Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and pay attention to detail
·         Self-Motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
·         Ability to analyse and use data and management information systems
·         Ability to work under pressure, and deploy a flexible approach to changing priorities

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.

Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.

Deadline: 5th March 2019 at 11:59pm

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