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Several UNICAF Scholarships for Online Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D) from the US, UK and Europe

About Scholarship Programme:
UNICAF Scholarship Programme partners with UK, US and European universities to offer online quality higher education degrees to students in Africa. Current partners include the University of South Wales (UK), the Marymount California University (USA) and the University of Nicosia (Europe). It was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through blended learning (only available for Unicaf University programmes).

Why study with UNICAF?
  • High Quality, Lower Cost: Save up to 80% by studying online. Online learning gives you access to modern education at a fraction of the cost of the chosen programme.  See the Available ProgammesClick Here, for more information regarding each programme.
  • Internationally Recognised Degrees: Quality programmes taught by lecturers who are national and international experts. 
  • Easy, Quick, Registration Process: You can easily apply and start learning, benefiting from a state-of-the-art online virtual environment!
  • Flexible, 24/7 Online Access: No fixed study hours, no ground rules. Adjust your studying schedule to suit your needs. The only requirement is to keep up with your deadlines.
Number of Beneficiaries: Over 8,000 students have benefited from this scholarship package and they intend to give out over 60,000 of them by 2020. 

How to Apply for Scholarship:
UNICAF invites Ugandans to join thousands of students from Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, and many other countries, who have earned their degrees with the help of the UNICAF Scholarship Programme by submitting their applications online at the link below.

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Product Development Manager Job Placement - Tugende

Organisation: Tugende
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Tugende:
Tugende is a for-profit social enterprise providing asset and SME finance, leasing, insurance, and financial literacy to new customers, and consumer finance to qualified existing customers. 

It was formally established in 2012 in Uganda and is a technology-enabled asset financier of income-generating assets for proven entrepreneurs, using a lease-to-own product to offer an affordable path to ownership of these assets. Tugende empowers customers unable to access formal credit, and has financed over 27,000 customers.

About the role:
Tugende is quickly expanding ownership opportunities to new assets, such as motor vehicles, refrigerators, and boat engines. Tugende is also building related services to support clients as they work to own these assets and maintain them after. The Product Development Manager will execute the company’s product development strategy by performing these key duties:
·         Managing the entire product development cycle; researching opportunities, designing concepts, setting prices, testing viability, and standardizing processes to prepare products for scale.
·         Maintaining open communication lines across all stakeholders, developing strategic partnerships targeted at impact and growth, and building trust with our customers and their communities.
·         Supervising and developing a distributed team to achieve the company’s product diversification targets

Key duties and responsibilities:
·         Execute Tugende’s product development strategy.
·         Support the development of a team of 10+ people. Grow the department to meet the company’s product diversification needs.
·         Conduct comprehensive cost/benefit and profit/loss analyses to channel resources towards highly viable products.
·         Supervise co-current pilots across different locations and demographics, coordinating activities such as:
·         Running field surveys to research new asset and service-based market opportunities across urban, peri-urban, and rural locations;
·         Marketing opportunities and building pipeline of potential customers;
·         Conducting affordability analysis and originating new leases;
·         Overseeing product procurement and distribution;
·         Monitoring repayments and maintaining a strong portfolio.
·         Craft a deep understanding of customer’s needs. Develop, test, and continuously refine products to best support the customer.
·         Build relationships and negotiate fair terms with partners.
·         Keep all stakeholders informed of each product’s development, and document everything learned including unforeseen obstacles, the strategies pursued to overcome them, and potential future risks.
·         Ensure new products ignite financial development.

Note: This job description gives a general guideline, and therefore does not include an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities

Qualifications, knowledge, experience, skills and qualification;
·         A keen desire to build responsible products that promote financial development.
·         5+ years of experience managing teams, setting strategies, and simultaneously managing multiple projects with ambitious goals and timelines, with preference to those who’ve worked in fast-growing startups, management consulting, or investment banking.
·         Strong leadership abilities such as, high integrity, accountable for their actions, deeply committed to the Tugende’s mission, supports the development of others.
·         Ability to quickly analyze complicated trade-offs, weigh current actions against future results, and make strong decisions based on customer impact, market demand, economic viability, and operational feasibility.
·         A deep understanding of financial metrics, such as profit and loss, return on investment, internal rate of return, effective repayment, and PAR metrics.
·         Experience directly supervising remote teams in distributed locations.
·         Experience building and growing profitable business opportunities.
·         Comfort in low-income environments and ability to empathize with and gain trust from communities with which we work.
·         Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills.
·         BSc/BA in business administration, sales or relevant field.

Personal Attributes and Abilities:
·         Innovation: develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of the departmental output and Tugende as a company.
·         Accountability: holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions, follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for the departmental success.
·         Service excellence: knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes, and techniques to access internal and/or external customers’ needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
·         Planning and organizing: develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
·         Interpersonal relationships: knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across departments/units in a constructive and collaborative manner.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills: understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques, ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience, and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
·         Professionalism and maintaining the Tugende Employer Brand: maintains professionalism in all correspondence and being empathetic and personable.
·         Positive attitude: maintains a mindset of “getting things done” and finding satisfaction in developing sustainable long-term solutions at all times.
·         Flexible and resilient: willingness to travel, flexible in schedule and work hours, seeks direct feedback and sees every challenge as an opportunity to grow.

Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better living for themselves and their families. We are changing East Africa’s asset-finance industry by building a sustainable business that ignites financial development. Join this movement!
Great Team: Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~400 employees. We take our work seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid, voluntary team outings, as well as fun parties for our customers. Our headquarters are in Kampala, Uganda and we are rapidly expanding in East Africa.
Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the company’s mission and growth.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join Tugende in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

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Investment Analyst Job Careers - FCA Investments

Job Title:       Investment Analyst
Organization: FCA Investments
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
FCA Investments is an impact investor specialising in developing countries and fragile states. We seek to leverage the power of finance as a means to unlock opportunities for communities in areas of the world that are underserved by investing in SME’s while putting impact at the front and centre of our investment decisions.

Job Summary: We are currently looking for an investment Analyst to support the team with on-going and future investments, in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        Conduct analysis and market research to create a viable investment pipeline.
·        Support the team throughout the investment process from deal sourcing and screening, to deal completion and disbursement.
·        Support investment due diligence, financial modelling, budgeting, strategy analysis, financial review and valuation for the investments under consideration.
·        Participate in post-investment portfolio monitoring and reporting, using both financial and social impact metrics so as to provide management with business performance intelligence
·        Produce marketing documents, presentations, financial and impact reports for the various stakeholders.
·        Maintain up-to-date information on the portfolio and provide reports as required by FCAI and its stakeholders.
·        Coordinate ESG impact studies, analysis, implementation and reporting across the portfolio SME’s.
·        Support the team in implementing the CFO as a service TA support facility for investee SME’s.
·        Any other related responsibilities as may be required/assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant should have two years of experience working as an Investment Analyst in Corporate Finance, Banking, Consulting or Private Equity/Venture Capital./ Impact Investment.
·        Proficiency in Excel and financial modelling.
·        Self-starter who can think and work independently, as well as a team player.
·        Excellent report writing skills.
·        Availability for regular trips in country.
·        Prior business Management skills are a plus.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a cover letter to Emmanuel Obwori, Emmanuel.Obwori@Kua.fi. Please Kindly include referees and share any supporting documents relevant to the CV.

Deadline: Tuesday, 31st December 2019.

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Several No Experience Fresh Graduates - Graduate Trainees - Geri Mogem Petroleum Ltd

Organization: Geri Mogem Petroleum Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Geri Mogem Petroleum Ltd is a world class consultancy company that has been engaged in the provision of training and technical services for various sectors in Uganda. Geri Mogem was initially started as a consultancy company operating as Wigem Petroleum Ltd in 2012 and registered as a private limited company.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant should be Fresh graduates in any discipline.
·        High degree of enthusiasm
·        Positive energy required
·        The applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree or waiting to graduate.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated CVs to: info@gerimogem.com

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Consultancy Jobs - Terms Of Reference For Assessment and Building Capacity Of Cooperatives In Internal Policies and Standard Operating Procedures - Farm Africa

Organisation: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Uganda

About Farm Africa:
Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce. We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability. We currently work in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.

About the project
Farm Africa is currently implementing a three-year project supporting coffee farmers in Western Uganda’s Kanungu district. The project comprises of two distinct parts. The first part, funded by the European Union, is already under way and 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 are engaged ranging from coffee growers’ cooperatives (4) to national stakeholder platforms representing both young farmers and coffee farmers. The second part, funded by UK aid, started in September 2019 and is focussing on ensuring that women are empowered and able to fully benefit from support given to coffee farmers in Kanungu, as well as financially benefit from their contributions to the coffee value chain.

 Scope of Work
In this regard this, Farm Africa is seeking services of a consultant to undertake a comprehensive
review of internal policies and standard operating procedures (SoPs) of four Coffee Growing
Cooperatives (CGCs) in Kanungu district;
  • Design the tool for review of CGGs internal policies and SoPs
  • Conduct assessment of the CGGs internal policies and SoPs.
  • Support the four CGCs to develop their internal policies and SOPs
This is a 20 days’ assignment scheduled from 16th – 20th Dec 2019, and 6th-24th Jan 2020. The indicative budget for this assignment is UGX 12,000,000.

Objectives of the Consultancy Assignment:
The project is working with four cooperatives with the aim of building capacity to ensure women can leverage from the market opportunities. This include conducting a comprehensive review of internal policies and standard operating procedures (SoPs), focusing on how to improve gender equity for improved institutional equality. Policies and SoPs will be amended and/or re-drafted as a result
Specific objectives of the assignment
  • Develop tools for assessing cooperative internal policies and SoPs
  • Map out the current situation for each of CGCs with regards to internal policies and SoPs, and these might include;
         gender policy,
          credit policy;
         financial policy;
         governance policy;
         assets policy;
         human resources policy;
         membership policy etc.
         SOPs skewed on coffee value chain.

  • Design a plan for capacity building these cooperatives on their internal polices and SOPs based on the mapping exercise
  • Capacity build each of the four CGs on developing internal polices and SOPs
  • Produce draft policies and SoPs developed by the CGGs
  • Refine and produce and final CGCs polices and SOPs

Approach and Methodology
This will involve collecting and analyzing primary data on CGCs policies and SoPs, capacity building CGCs to develop the policies and coming up with final policies and SoPs. The consultant is expected to employ robust cooperative capacity assessment techniques for data collection and analysis to ensure a comprehensive assessment exercise.
 Expected Deliverables and Timeline
All written documentation is to be submitted in English using Microsoft Word in soft copy. The main body of all reports should be written in simple, non-technical language, with any technical material being presented in annexes. All primary data collected and analysis conducted for the purpose of the study will remain the property of Farm Africa and must be submitted electronically and in a clear and comprehensible.

The consultant will provide the following deliverables within the timeframe stated:
  • Inception Report (including tools): within 2 working days of the contract start date. This will include the consultants understanding and interpretation of the Terms of Reference (ToR), proposed work plan, methodology, assessment tools and indicative list of interviews. The inception report will be discussed and agreed upon with the Farm Africa project team before the consultant commences the work.
  • Revised Inception Report: within 1 working day after receiving feedback from Farm Africa. Revised inception report will incorporate revisions and recommendations from Farm Africa
  • Draft report: following data collection, the consultant should submit the first draft of the report to Farm Africa, within 5 working days after Farm Africa’s approval of the revised inception report. This report should incorporate specific, practical and feasible recommendations on internal policies and SoPs that each of the four cooperatives should develop. The content and structure of the report shall include but not necessarily limited to executive summary, introduction, methodology, findings and analysis, and any subsequent recommendations. Any data collection tools used should be included as Annexes.
  • Capacity Building of Cooperatives: The consultant will build capacities of the four cooperatives in developing their internal policies and within 8 working days, ensuring that each of the four cooperatives is able to develop draft policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Final Report: The consultant will submit a final report to Farm Africa within 4 working days after completion of developing draft policies for each of the cooperatives. This report should follow similar structure like the draft report, attaching all the draft policies developed for each of the cooperatives as annexes. Farm Africa will provide feedback which must be incorporated into the final report. This process will continue until Farm Africa is satisfied with the final report.
  • Management and Implementation Responsibilities
The consultant will report directly to the Gender Specialist. However, s/he will also be expected work closely with the Project Coordinator (PC).

Farm Africa will provide:
  • Guidance and technical support as required throughout the assessment;
  • Copies of all relevant background resources identified;
  • A list of cooperatives and cooperative members to be engaged by consultant;
  • Introductory meetings with cooperatives;
  • Provide transport from Kanungu to field sites.
  • Comments and feedback on, and approval of, all deliverables within agreed timeline;
  • Payment in accordance with the contract.
  • Provide the refreshment and transport refund for the participants during training
  • Provide stationeries, training venue and all associated training materials

The consultant will be responsible for:
  • Developing a detailed methodology;
  • Finalising all the data collection tools;
  • Conducting all data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Data analysis and reporting in a clear and accessible format;
  • Capacity building cooperatives to develop draft policies and SoPs
  • Regular progress reporting to the Gender Specialist, including responding to any comments or technical inputs wherever reasonable;
  • Production of deliverables within the agreed timeline and in accordance with quality requirements;
  • Transport to/from Kanungu and any living/accommodation expenses incurred.

 Farm Africa Evaluation Principles
Farm Africa follows five basic principles of sound evaluation practice and the consultant is expected to adhere to these throughout the evaluation process. These are:
·       Confidentiality and informed consent – all data collected during the evaluation will be treated as confidential and cannot be shared outside of Farm Africa. All respondents must be advised as such and always given the opportunity not to participate, or to terminate or pause the interview at any time. The purpose of the study should also be clearly explained before commencing any interviews. Data collection must conform to Farm Africa’s minimum standards on Informed Consent, which will be shared with the successful consultant.
·       Independence and impartiality – Farm Africa is committed to impartial and objective evaluation of our projects. All evaluation findings and conclusions must be grounded in evidence. Researchers are expected to design data collection tools and systems that mitigate as far as possible against potential sources of bias.
·       Credibility – Farm Africa is committed to learning based on credible evidence. The credibility of evaluations depends on the professional expertise and independence of evaluators and full transparency in the methods and process followed. Evaluations should clearly distinguish between findings and recommendations, with the former clearly supported by sound evidence. Methodologies should be explained in sufficient detail to allow replication, and evidence of failures should be reported as well as of successes.
·       Participation – the views and experiences of beneficiary households, groups and partners should form an integral part of all evaluations.
·       Openness – To maximise the learning potential of the evaluation process, Farm Africa may publish full evaluation reports or excerpts from them or may otherwise share them with interested parties.

Qualifications of Consultant
  •  Extensive experience of farmer institutional capacity assessments and capacity building especially on internal policies.
  •  Extensive knowledge of relevant cooperative policies and standard operating procedures
  •  Knowledge & experience in gender mainstreaming for cooperatives,
  •  Experience conducting similar studies in Uganda
  •  Understanding of the coffee value chain and the dynamics of coffee cooperatives,
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture and Rural Development, or other relevant field.
  •  Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills
  •  Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  •  Candidates with demonstrable practical experience in Agribusiness development and coffee product value addition will be preferred
  • Fluency in Rukiga,
Where applicants fail to meet any of the above criteria, for example, fluency in Rukiga or experience in coffee, gender or farmer institutional development, the proposal should state how they expect to overcome this e.g. additional team members, translation services etc. Any proposed changes to the personnel listed in the application or their respective levels of involvement in the assignment must be approved by Farm Africa.

Submission of Proposals
Interested consultants or firms are requested to submit:
  • A covering letter detailing how the consultancy team meets the required qualifications and competencies
  • A full technical proposal detailing their interpretation of the TOR including report structure, proposed methodology, and work schedule,
  • Copies of all relevant Curriculum Vitae (CVs).
  • A sample of report for a similar assignment (this will be treated as confidential and only used for the purposes of quality assurance)
  • Contact details for two references (including one from your last client/employer).
  • A full financial proposal, providing a detailed budget breakdown of consultancy costs and expenses. Please note consultancy costs provided will be subject to WHT.
  • Proof of licenses to operate in Uganda (if required). Please attach these as annexes to your technical proposal.
All documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address tenders@farmafrica.org
The Email Subject Line Should Clearly Indicate the
Email Subject Line Should Clearly Indicate ‘Bid for Assessment and Capacity Building of Cooperatives on Internal Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
Failure to include any of the above documents could result in disqualification from the selection process.

Selection Process
The selection procedure by Farm Africa will be a two-stage process consisting of technical and financial review.
Technical Review: the technical score will be assessed against the following criteria:
         Understanding of the TOR – 40%
         Project scope (20%)
         Scope of the work (20%)
         Methodology – 20%
         Work-plan and Consultant Responsibilities – 15%
          Consultant(s) qualifications – 15%
         Quality of sample report submitted – 10%
Financial Review: Only technical scores of higher than 70% will be assessed at the financial stage.
The financial proposal will be scored in the following way:
  • Total Price (Proximity to Farm Africa’s expected cost) – 50%
  • Accuracy of Pricing – 50%
         Accurate reflection of the technical proposal – 18%
         Reasonableness of unit costs (including day rates) – 16%
         Reasonableness of number of units (including number of days)– 16%
Overall Score: once the financial proposals have been assessed, the technical and financial scores will be combined into a final score in accordance with the following weights:
  • Technical Score (70%)
  • Financial Score (30%)
It is intended that the successful applicant will be notified by 13th December 2019.

Deadline: Sunday 8th December 2019 at 6.00PM EAT.

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