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Programs Manager Employment Opportunity - Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)


Job Title:          Programs Manager
Organisation: Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About US:
The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) is an independent Institution, 'a Trust Fund' established as a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for the conservation of priority biodiversity and ecosystem services in Uganda. The mission of UBF is: "to serve as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing and channeling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future generations and the intrinsic value of nature". UBF has been implementing programmatic and management activities, and undertaking financial transactions through 2017.

Job Summary:  The Programs Manager supports the Executive Director in positioning of UBF's impact and ensuring program alignment to UBF mission and key strategic objective/agendas. The overall responsibility is to coordinate and support program development, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Development and Grants Administration
  • Based on the strategic plan, business plan the Trust Deed, develop a biodiversity funding program that meets the goals and objectives of UBF.
  • Assist the Executive Director in prioritizing the financing of activities that guarantee coherence and effectiveness to comply with UBF Goals and Objectives.
  • Work with the ED and the Finance Manager to streamline and popularize the prepared and supervises contracts, grant agreements, and all other documents necessary to implement the UBF programs and projects.
  • Provides overall technical and financial reports on the projects financed by UBF to the Executive Director.
  • Solicits proposals from potential grantees and provides technical support in the selection process.
  • Subject to consideration and approval by the Board, Implements the UBF grant making operations manuals and policies, and grants disbursement plans.
  • Provides support to the ED AND THE Finance Manager in the annual planning and budgeting process, annual and quarterly reporting.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Work closely and supervise the Monitoring and Evaluation officer to develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to be used by the grantees.
  • Provides technical support and back-stopping to the grantees
  • Supervises and monitors the technical and financial performance of projects financed by UBF.
  • Ensures that the grantees are providing timely technical and financial reports.
Human Resource Management
  • Participates in the selection process and prepares work plans, supervises the performance of their duties and evaluations program/project staff.
  • Leading and developing the program/project teams
Stakeholders engagement
  • Works with the ED to represent and promote the UBF interests in day -to-day dealings and ongoing liaison with representatives of government; local and international NGOs; multilateral and bilateral donor agencies; other donors; academic institutions; regional institutions and media
  • Steer capability building and institutional strengthening of grantees to ensure the delivery of quality programs/ projects.
  • Represent UBF in meetings and regional and international conferences and events. 
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts with other biodiversity conservation initiatives and relevant stakeholders to achieve greater efficiencies and synergies.
Fundraising
  • Identifies and develops viable funding proposals based on implemented programs to be discussed with the ED
  • Supports the ED to develop promotional materials and project concepts to be used in fund raising activities.
  • Supports the ED in mobilizing resources.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master of Science degree-in natural resources management preferably in the area of biodiversity conservation, forestry, ecology or any related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience preferably with an NGO or a trust fund in conservation or any related field. She/he should have spent at least 5 years at a senior management level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of biodiversity conservation issues at the national and international levels and sustainable biodiversity financing mechanisms.
  • Competent in project development and management, administrative, strategic planning, negation.
  • Hands on experience in writing concept notes and Grant proposals for funding (with evidence of having -successfully fundraised for program/project implementation) as well as- Leadership and team building-skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, civil society organizations, development agencies, and the private sector. Good knowledge of private sector engagement strategies and models and clear demonstration of experience working/ engaging with private sector.
  • Experience working with Committees, Board of Directors or similar types of structures and interacting with its members.
  • Be a highly energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial and creative individual who can express/recognize ideas, opportunities, and communicate goals and objectives clearly.
  • Ability to undertake actions and achieve results in an independent manner and assume responsibility for the actions taken
  • Ability to work in a multicultural diverse environment and under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to strict confidentiality involving internal/external information
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through assignments and communicate at all levels of the organization in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications to The Executive Director via Email to: info@ugandabiodiversityfund.org, or hand deliver to our office;  Uganda Biodiversity Fund, Plot 16-18 Wampewo Avenue, Nyonyi Gardens, Kololo P.O Box 26156, Kampala.

Deadline: 14th December 2018 by 3:00 PM.

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Fresher Credit Control Officer Jobs - DFCU Bank


Job Title:      Credit Control Officer
Organization: DFCU Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Credit Control

About US:
DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Job Summary:  The Credit Control Officer will mainly prepare all contracts relating to borrowing customers in a language that can easily be understood by either parties in compliance with all legal, financial and credit requirements to protect the Bank from any loopholes arising from poor documentation)  and in case of default, such contracts must be enforceable in the Courts of law, set out all terms and conditions under which the Bank is willing to make available to the customer the approved credit facility and  providing advisory services to the Bank’s business units.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with the preparation of loan documents for Business Banking and Consumer Banking borrowing customers in line with the Bank’s Approved Standard Formats.
  • Ensure such Contracts are water tight and enforceable in Courts of law in case of default.
  • Proof read and advise on standardized documents prepared by the Bank’s Legal department and external Lawyers – for accuracy and completeness.
  • Offer advisory services to the Bank’s business units on all legal related issues on the different credit files as presented for preparation of credit agreements; and as and when approached
  • Conduct regular security reviews, reconciling the physical security positions as reported by the Documentation team and tracking delays, renewals and releases.
  • Conduct periodical sensitivity and confirmation checks of validity of securities for deteriorating BB/CB credit facilities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank Credit Control Officer job placement must hold a Law degree from a reputable learning institution.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Center Kampala. (LDC)
  • At least two years’ experience in drafting credit agreements in a reputable institution/legal firm.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles governing Banking & Corporate Law, Land Law, Mortgages and Leasing, among others;
  • Effective communication, good interpersonal and research skills.
  • Self-motivation, result orientation with ability to make appropriate decisions as and when required
  • Administration or any other related field in credit administration.
  • Excellent understanding of operations of all Bank products.
  • Attention to details.
  • Independence and with good judgement of task.
  • Ability to deliver quality output within tight deadlines.

How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O & A level) to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

Deadline: 11th December 2018

NB: dfcu Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically disqualified.

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Quality Declared Seed (QDS) Project Officer Jobs - Wageningen UR Uganda


Organisation: Wageningen UR Uganda
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development. Wageningen UR Uganda is implementing a 4 year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed. The project is implemented in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.

Job Summary:   The Quality Declared Seed (QDS) Project Officer - NIGI Project will support the development of local seed businesses directly through the West Nile Local Seed Business Association (WENILOSBA) and partner organisations through organisational strengthening and technical capacity building. The QDS Project Officer will work closely with the ISSD experts based Ngetta, NARO, NSCS/MAAIF, Development partners, OPM, DLGs, local NGOs and other stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness, with an orientation towards organisational capacity development and strengthening cooperatives;
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in the seed sector;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with small-scale farmers, and particularly farmer organisations.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters and resumes (max.4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates' competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to hr@issduganda.org

NB: Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.

Deadline: 23rd December 2018.

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Fresher Child Protection Assistant NGO Jobs - World Vision International


Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Child Protection Facilitator
Duty Station:  Uganda

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 Child Protection Assistant will mainly facilitate the implementation of Early Childhood Development activities and child friendly spaces, including community engagements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management:
  • Motivate and ensure teamwork among case workers, CFS and ECD animators for greater ministry impact, in the community.
  • Support community based child protection and education systems, children groups and stake holders in advocating for child protection, participation, and psychosocial care within the CFSs/ECDs.
  • Facilitate the integration of social cohesion activities with within the refugee settlements and host communities.
  • Handle visitors including donors, support office and national office staff, stakeholders, in line with the child protection policy and behavioral protocol.
  • Work with children, foster families and communities to design and deliver support for children in their communities and at the child friendly spaces according to the agreed plan of actions.
  • Provide information for projects design, implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Mobilize community meetings with children and key stakeholders at all implementation levels
  • Build the capacity of case workers, CFS/ECD caregivers and animators
  • Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the CFS/ECD centres
  • Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs/ECD centres and children clubs.
  • Supervise CFS/ECD implementation as per the minimum children in emergencies protection standards.
  • Facilitate community to establish systems aimed at strengthening community capacity in responding to SBGV and child abuse cases in the refugee settlements.
  • Mobilise communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects implementation.
  • Facilitate activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on the IASC and WVI standards.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports and submit them to the relevant authorities
Technical and Capacity Building
  • Mentor and build the capacity of children, community caregivers, animators/Caregivers, community structures in child protection, positive parenting, peaceful coexistence and the learning frame work using approved approached and models.
  • Support communities, community structures, animators, partners and children in maintaining the minimum standards for child participation and care.
  • Develop tools to manage data and information collection and analysis in establishing and maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation adherences
  • Document impact and success stories evidenced with quality pictures to share milestone with staff, partners and donors
  • Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS/ECD to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and materials as per the global minimum standards.
  • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership, peaceful coexistence and sustainability.
  • Facilitate advocacy forums led by children on issues affecting them. The forums are aimed at awareness creation and sensitization of communities
Partnership, Networking & Advocacy:
  • Represent the organization in settlement sector meetings and cluster coordination meetings giving updates and progress of implementation and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations.
  • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and keep the coordinator informed
  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection, participation and psychosocial operations.
  • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the Counties and district level
Financial Management Budget control and Monitoring
  • Prepare concepts notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, preparation of activity quarterly financial and narrative reports as per the grant guidelines. and submit them within the agreed timeframes.
  • Preparation of payment, advance and purchase requests for appropriate project transactions in line with approved M&E documents.
  • File all accountability and attendance lists in line with audit requirements


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Child Protection Assistant job placement should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, community psychology, business administration or any equivalent.
  • One year of experience in working with refugees, peace building basic education and nutrition
  • Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care
  • Appropriate communication skill and approachable
  • Must have no history of violation of child protection in emergencies

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: 7th December 2018

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Team Leader - PSS Non-profit Careers - War Child Holland (WCH)


Job Title:             Team Leader - PSS
Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary Range: UGX Gross 2,793,611- 4,335,206
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
War Child Holland (WCH) is an International non-profit organization that has been working in Uganda since 2004, mainly in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas. As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH has closed its programs related to the LRA conflict and started a refugee response program in early 2016 in the West Nile region, offering psychosocial support to children, young people and families in the refugee and host communities. In addition to psychosocial support, the country office is in the process of establishing education projects with partners.

Job Summary:   The Team Leader-Psychosocial Support (PSS) (TL-PSS) Coordinates the programmatic and operational implementation of PSS activities in South Western Uganda. The position involves planning and managing the implementation of project activities, monitoring of the progress and achievements of the project goals and objectives, managing the project team, networking with partners and stakeholders, representing WCH in the field and managing operations of the field office/locations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for the implementation of project activities
  • Prepare and implement monthly activity plans and budgets.
  • Deploy Project officers rationally and supervise their work.
  • Coordinate with the partners for the TeamUp sessions in the accelerated learning centers.
  • Plan facilitators schedule for the sessions in consultations with partners.
  • Organize POs and teachers trainings as per project schedule.
  • Provide structured feedback to POs on the progress of TeamUp and areas that require further improvements.
  • Monthly reporting on the activity plan and budget, including actively providing feedback and suggestions to the line manager on deviations from the approved monthly activity plan
  • Ensures that the project team communicates effectively with the children and communities that are stakeholders in the project
  • Ensure adherence to minimal standards of PSS/TeamUp support.
  • Ensures that the feedback provided by the quality assurance teams are discussed and incorporated in the implementation
  • Coordinate with the consortium partners and ensures that they understand WCH mandate.
  • Report any violation of organization code of conduct by staff and volunteers.
Assure accurate monitoring of the progress and achievements of the project goals and objectives
  • Supervise accurate and quality reporting of the TeamUp data from the POs.
  • Facilitate collection of qualitative data on the progress of the TeamUp.
  • Monitor, keep track and report on activity implementation and progress towards output
  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team/M&E assistants to ensure high quality implementation of activities.
  • Keep files of collected data and evidence of activities implemented.
  • Actively monitors the work of the POs/facilitators at field level.
  • Coaches and motivates the team in the WCH mandate.
  • Represents WCH at local level i.e. government institutions, working groups and coordination meetings.
  • Cooperates with and supports the consortium members in the implementation of the program.
Manage operations of field office/locations
  • General office/location management and focal point for the project including all security matters.
  • Ensure adherence to security policies and procedures.
  • Observes a maximum cash authorization limit of 500,000 UGX.
  • Monitor project finance transactions and report to Finance officer.
  • Manage office assets at field location.
  • Monitors the assigned budget and makes sure that all administrative procedures are followed strictly and effectively with the support of operations staff.
Manage and guide the staff under his/her responsibility
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance team on the capacity development of the POs.
  • Conducts performance appraisals of the his/her direct staff as per the WCH Performance & Development system.
Representation
Cash management: Any other duties as assigned by line manager in fulfillment of the tasks.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The War Child Holland (WCH) Team Leader – PSS job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Child Protection, Psychology, Social Sciences or equivalent demonstrable experience in relevant fields (social work, community development)
  • Five years of relevant field work experience
  • Experience as team leader focusing at least one of the following areas: psychosocial support, mental health, child development
  • Understanding of the context of The South Western Region of Uganda and refugee settlements.
  • Experience with managing teams and working in partnerships
  • Strong social and communication skills for team management as well as for liaising with external stakeholders;
  • Facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English, preferably able to speak in one of the local languages
  • Problem solving skills, able to deal independently with field work related issues
  • Result oriented
  • Strong computer and report writing skills
  • MUST have knowledge on how to ride a motorbike and have a valid license class A.
  • Show commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential”

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply by uploading an English CV consisting of maximum two pages, and answer our questionnaire (please note that a cover letter is not requested) through the following hyperlink:


Deadline: 9th December 2018

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