Director of Sports Employment Opportunity – GEMS Cambridge International School

Organisation: GEMS Cambridge International School
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Year 13 operator in the world, educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. Teachers at GEMS schools access our world famous global teacher network, helping to secure the recruitment and retention of our best staff while ensuring the strongest possible academic outcomes for our students. Now in its 5th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes, including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13.
Job Summary: The Director of Sports, who is or who aspires to be, an outstanding practitioner in the classroom. We want a teacher who is willing and adept at personalising learning for every student; who believes passionately in the education of the whole child and therefore fully embraces the GEMS core values that characterise our school. You will be required to fully contribute to, and lead where appropriate, our extensive extra-curricular programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an education/teaching degree OR degree and teaching qualification/license is essential
  • A proven track record in securing the highest possible educational outcomes for your students
  • Coaching qualifications in a range of sports.
  • The ability/experience to teach the IGCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums
  • A wholehearted commitment to supporting the enrichment of school life beyond the classroom.
  • An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including a competitive salary, comprehensive medical insurance and an annual flight allowance.
All candidates should email their updated CVs, letters of application and a recent photograph stating which post you are interested in on the subject line when applying to: recruitment_cik@gemsedu.com
Deadline: Monday, 29th January 2018


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Fresher Customer Service Jobs – Savings Officers – EFC Uganda Limited (MDI)

Organization: EFC Uganda Limited (MDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Branch Manager/ Savings and Other Financial Services Manager.
EFC Uganda Limited (MDI) is a leading deposit taking Microfinance Company supervised by the Bank of Uganda and it provides financial services to micro and small size enterprises (MSEs). Its major purpose is to provide increased access to specialized financial services for entrepreneurs while contributing to wealth creation, improvement of living conditions and development of the Ugandan private sector.
Job Summary: The Savings Officer will develop and maintain EFC’ s customer savings portfolio through professional customer management and proper business relations with existing and potential customers to promote EFC’s various products and services while meeting both client & employer expectations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, attract and retain savings customers;
  • Keep track of market competitor savings rates to ensure that EFC’s offerings are always the best, in comparison.
  • Devise, and keep a regular updated potential customer field visitation roster in order to assess savings activities and performance;
  • Actively participate in various marketing, Brand representation and research activities to support the growth of the savings portfolio.
  • Tasked with the identification of potential customers for cross selling opportunities;
  • Being attentive to the needs and expectations of customers and opportunities so as to improve services offerings thus ensuring that customer stated expectations are fulfilled and that responsible internal resources are performing the required follow-ups;
  • Performing various support function follow-up activities to enhance the savings products;
  • Maintaining and continually registering improved results by adhering to standards and guidelines as well as recommending ways of improving services offerings;
  • Submitting monthly savings statistics and reports as required and stated;
  • Submitting quarterly summary reports on overall savings portfolio performance;
  • Performing any other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Reporting Officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in business related studies or Marketing & Public Relations;
  • At least two years’ relevant financial institution experience required;
  • Self-Starter;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build rapport with customers;
  • Excellent sales and marketing skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and be adaptable.
  • The Savings Officer role requires good practical knowledge of handling new and existing deposit business in the financial services sector and the foresight to see how the intricate day-to-day business activities are inter- linked with other operational activities in support of the achievement of the vision and mission of EFC.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest explaining their motivation for the position applied for together with their Curriculum Vitae, three professional references and copies of academic certificates/diplomas. The complete applications must be sent via E-mail only to: HR_OFFICER@efcug.com.
NB: The job title should be included in the subject of each application.
Deadline: 27th January 2018


USAID Consultancy Careers – Regional Strategy Writer – QED Group, LLC

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: February 12-March 30, 2018 (25 days LOE)
The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About USAID/Uganda MEL Program:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.
Job Summary: The Regional Strategy Writer will be supporting the Regional Strategy for Northern Uganda for USAID/Uganda to ensure a Regional Stakeholder Platform in Northern Uganda for the sub-regions of West Nile, Acholi, and Lango.  In support of the platform, USAID/Uganda has facilitated consultations at the regional and sub-regional levels to assist and support the creation of a locally-led and owned Regional Development Strategy, identifying priorities and potential areas for investment.  Parallel to these consultations, the USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program (The Learning Contract) has provided desk reviews and research to support the development of the strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • USAID/Uganda and the Learning Contract seek an experienced writer to compile, organize and draft the regional strategy, based upon the results of consultations and research. 
  • The Strategy Writer will:
  • Review the available inputs, problem analysis, and theory of change, and revise and incorporate as needed; Summarize problem analysis and context, drawing from external and USAID or Learning Contract commissioned research, prioritization exercises, consultations, and desk reviews;
  • The jobholder will consult with USAID, the Learning Contract, researchers from Gulu University, the Steering Committee; interview external experts, and other stakeholders, and propose and adjust a strategy outline;
  • Invite and work alongside guest experts, as available, to assist in drafting the strategy, including interviewing said experts to generate chapter text, revising expert generated chapter text, and consolidating expert generated chapter drafts;
  • Draft sample chapters for Steering Committee, USAID, and Learning Contract review;
  • Prepare and present a revised outline which articulates the regional vision, goal, objectives, results framework, indicators and targets;
  • Produce a draft strategy, including a catalogue of investment opportunities and further research or feasibility studies suggested; and subsequently,
  • Produce a final regional strategy, including previously listed components, as appropriate.
Deliverables (Time Lines)
  • Draft sample chapters for Steering Committee, USAID, and Learning Contract review; (Two weeks after start date)
  • Prepare and present a revised outline which articulates the regional vision, goal, objectives, results framework, indicators and targets; (Two weeks after start date)
  • Produce a draft strategy, including a catalogue of investment opportunities and further research or feasibility studies suggested; (Three weeks after start date)
  • Produce a final regional strategy, including previously listed components, as appropriate.  (Five weeks after start date)
Following strategy composition, the Strategy Writer may be asked to compose or assist in the composition of the strategic investment plan.
The Strategy Writer must be available to work with Learning Contract staff, within Learning Contract deadlines, respond to USAID comments with appropriate revision, and work with the Northern Uganda Regional Forum Steering Committee and their stakeholders to put words to text – communicating their ideas in a compelling document which espouses their vision, goals, and plans for action. The Strategy Writer will report to the Learning Contract Research and Learning Advisor, or other key point of contact for Learning Contract support to USAID’s regional development efforts. The Strategy Writer will work closely with the Learning Contract Senior Strategy Advisor for Northern Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate must hold a University degree
  • Excellent oral and especially strong written communication skills in English
  • Skills in analysis and experience developing strategies (results frameworks, theories of change, goals and objective statements and identifying indicators).
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability, resourcefulness, and initiative to identify and gather relevant data
  • Willingness to work with local government officials and development partners to achieve stakeholder goals
  • Strong time management skills
  • Local language skills are an asset
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their CV, cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here, expressing interest to thelearningcontract.recruit@gmail.com with the title mentioned in the subject line.
Deadline: 31st January 2018 by 5:00pm Ugandan Time


2 Program Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
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, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Mercy Corps is starting a new program in consortium with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to pilot the market systems development approach to refugee response. The project aims to support 5,000 beneficiaries, including 3,500 refugees and 1,500 host community members, while indirectly benefiting the households of each of these beneficiaries to reach at least 20,000 South Sudanese and Ugandans in the Palabek settlement in Lamwo through the adaptation of agricultural practices that improve productivity and production. Given the reality that refugees arriving in Uganda have few to no assets and lack means for income generation, this kind of program supports immediate food security needs while providing refugees with the tools and experience to forge a sustainable future for themselves in Uganda. The program further acknowledges that economic resilience of the host community will help them better cope with negative effects of the refugee influx. By facilitating private business expansion among host communities, the program will support expanding consumer markets and access to employment among refugees and host community. The project will adopt a market systems development approach, working to leverage the private sector to provide inputs to farmers; offtake goods from production; as well as provide agricultural and post-harvest handling training so farmers can use agricultural land effectively and earn an income.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will support implementation of the livelihoods/market development component which will include support for farmers and farmer groups; evouchers or cash for agricultural inputs; formation and support for income generating activities and market linkages to ensure sustainable incomes are developed. Additional support will also be needed on entrepreneurship, trade and Innovation Centre development. As needed, program officers will be expected to support all interventions of the program. Specific activities will include strengthening relationships with existing community structures, assessing beneficiaries based on vulnerability criteria; mobilizing community members for assessments and registration of beneficiaries; development of platform for evouchers or other platform for access to agricultural inputs; implementation of evoucher and input distributions; post-distribution monitoring; overseeing agriculture extension trainers and other mentorship for IGAs. S/he will be a creative, action-oriented problem solver with strong experience in partnership management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Tasked with the planning, developing and implementing humanitarian cash transfer activities
  • Work in liaison with the Program Manager, mobilize community members, taking care to identify those who fit the pre-established vulnerability criteria, for registration and other activities.
  • Support and lead community sensitization activities around livelihoods activities in the Palabek Refugee Settlement. Identify specific topic areas of information needed and develop clear communications plans to effectively disseminate information.
  • Support development of platform to implement evouchers or other platform to distribute agricultural inputs with linkages to local traders.
  • Support identification and development of IGA groups and entrepreneurs/traders; support development of specific IGA and business plan; cash grants and ongoing support.
  • Support development of strategy and implementation of capital grants to IGA groups, traders and enterprises for livelihood activities along with ongoing support.
  • Coordinate with other field teams as needed to ensure continuity in the programs.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Under guidance of Program Manager and M&E Officer, participate in any market assessment and baseline/endline data gathering needs.
  • Support the development of vulnerability criteria and beneficiary registration tool.
  • Work closely with supervisor to capture data for measuring output and impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of information from the field. Specific data collection would include post-distribution monitoring and after action reviews for key activities. Continuous improvement of activities will be expected based on this information.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Update and maintain proper filing system.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Three to four years of related work experience.
  • Background EITHER in humanitarian response activities, preferably in livelihoods OR Market Systems Development/M4P/market facilitation a MUST.
  • Strong community mobilization experience a must.
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.
  • Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
  • Organization will prioritize candidates from Acholi or with extensive experience in Acholi.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of West Nile.
  • S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
  • S/he will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps and the objectives of this program.
  • They will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem solving
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 January 2018


No Experience Admin – Program Assistant Job Opportunities – Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

Organisation: Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Program Manager
Ref No.: EAGC/UG/HR/2018-002
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Rwanda. Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within the Eastern Africa Region and beyond. Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Managing incoming and outgoing information in the Country office to ensure accurate database for future reference and speedy retrieval.
  • Maintaining an efficient and up-to-date EAGC filing system that is secure, accurate and easy to retrieve. This involves maintaining programs files, CPC papers, donors’ reports, programs annual reports and work-plans in soft and hard copies.
  • Assisting the Country Program Manager in preparing Country Programs Committee papers or papers for any other meeting.
Procurement & Logistical Support:
  • Offer logistical support to the team for both local and international travel.
  • Giving information to staff, members, partners and all stakeholders on upcoming events/meetings to assist in their planning and attendance.
  • Liaising with relevant staff in head office, external organizations etc. to effectively arrange meetings, prepare agendas and draft minutes to ensure timely and accurate communication to participants.
  • Ensure proper procurement procedures are adhered to at all times, including maintaining of vendor contracts, lease agreements, and any other service contracts as may be required.
  • Provide support in procurement at Country level and assist in raising requisitions, sourcing for quotations, developing bid analsyis and follow up with the Program Administration manager to ensure LPO’s are sent to suppliers on time.
General Office Administration
  • Ensuring smooth running of the office in the absence of the Country Programs Manager.
  • Organizing for office stationery, handling simple procurement requests and issue correct documentation.
  • Support organization of EAGC activities e.g. business fair, summit, conferences, members forums and workshops.
  • Liaise with facilities as necessary with regards to office requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Program Assistant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, training in Secretarial or related field.
  • Previous experience in providing administrative and logistical support
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point),
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and the capacity for multi-tasking
  • Problem solving skills
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications demonstrating how their qualifications & experience match our requirements. It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: hr@eagc.org
Deadline: 26th January 2018


Finance Officer Charity Jobs – Saferworld UK

Organization: Saferworld UK 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.
Job Summary: The Finance Officer will ensure the smooth and efficient management of the financial systems. The post-holder will support the Finance Manager and other team members in operating a strong financial control environment in our Kampala office, including maintaining comprehensive and accurate financial records and other book-keeping and banking tasks. The post requires working closely with the Uganda and Sudan team members and our partners under the guidance of the Finance Manager, and Finance team in London.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Receive and process payments to and from suppliers, staff and any other providers of goods and services to the organisation
  • Process staff payment requests and supplier, service providers’ invoices ensuring compliance with Saferworld and donor agencies rules and regulations.
  • Receive and review partner organisation fund requests and their accountabilities and forward them for approval.
  • Write cheques for approved cheque payment vouchers.
  • Review payment supporting documents to ensure that they are in line with authorisation levels and structure, tax invoices match purchase orders, delivery notes and goods received notes.
  • Follow up on receipts from suppliers and service providers on all payments made through electronic banking.
  • Process all staff claims within a week after receipt of the approved claims.
  • Consolidate all cash requirements and forward to the Finance Manager to prepare the country programme fund requirements.
Capture all financial data in Saferworld’s accounting software
  • Check for accuracy, completeness and coding before transactions are entered into the computerised accounting system.
  • Enter all paid transactions and staff accountabilities into the system.
  • Stamp “PAID” on all payment vouchers that have been entered into the system.
  • Maintain proper filing of payment vouchers in a timely and accurate manner and ensure that all supporting documents are attached.
  • Conduct regular bank transactions
  • Prepare and deliver bank instructions
  • Identify and document all queries in relation to our dealings with the bank and submit them to the Finance Manager
Prepare and submit financial reports
  • Prepare a monthly receipts reconciliation statement.
  • Prepare and submit all statutory returns, such as, PAYE, NSSF and LST.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare and submit the monthly financial expenditure report for the country programme.
  • Analyse and interpret management reports for project teams enabling them to make informed decisions.
  • Provide detailed information on salary and cash advances to the Regional HR/Ops Administrator.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts to ascertain accuracy of transactions posted and the accuracy of the balances. Submit a monthly balance sheet reconciliation schedule.
  • Receive and review partner financial requests and reports.
  • Conduct partner support visits to build the capacity of partners in sound financial management systems.
Manage project cash and valuables
  • Ensure the safe custody of money in line with Saferworld finance policies and procedures
  • Reconcile all cash received and paid out.
  • Receive and issue a receipt for any cash deposits received
  • Pay out cash for all approved petty cash payments
  • Keep safe storage of cash, cheque books and stubs, receipt books and any other valuable documents.
Participate in the internal and external audit exercises
  • Plan and prepare full and detailed financial schedules for internal and external audits, ensuring that the auditors receive the necessary support and information.
  • Quickly respond to all audit queries to ensure audit objectives are met and implement audit recommendations as may be directed by the Finance Manager.
  • Maintain a complete audit trail of all relevant documents under your safekeeping from inception to completion
Perform other relevant tasks assigned by management: Contribute towards the review and development of the project’s internal controls and accounting system to support continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective employee for the Saferworld Finance Officer must hold a Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business administration, business studies or management with specialisation in finance or accounting.
  • Graduate or part-qualified member of a recognised accounting body e.g. ACCA or CPA
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting procedures and principles.
  • Three years’ experience of working in finance, administration and/or procurement in a relevant field in NGOs or INGOs
  • Experience of using accounting software especially, QuickBooks
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • A positive problem-solving approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • A willingness to promote the work of Saferworld and develop collaborative work with others
  • Show commitment to working in a non-partisan manner
  • A commitment to learning and being open to new ideas and approaches
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete application form, download here and send to jobs@saferworld.org.uk with the subject line as Finance Officer.
Deadline: 4th February 2018


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer CFPA Program Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
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, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Mercy Corps is starting a new program in consortium with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to pilot the market systems development approach to refugee response. The project aims to support 5,000 beneficiaries, including 3,500 refugees and 1,500 host community members, while indirectly benefiting the households of each of these beneficiaries to reach at least 20,000 South Sudanese and Ugandans in the Palabek settlement in Lamwo through the adaptation of agricultural practices that improve productivity and production. Given the reality that refugees arriving in Uganda have few to no assets and lack means for income generation, this kind of program supports immediate food security needs while providing refugees with the tools and experience to forge a sustainable future for themselves in Uganda. The program further acknowledges that economic resilience of the host community will help them better cope with negative effects of the refugee influx. By facilitating private business expansion among host communities, the program will support expanding consumer markets and access to employment among refugees and host community. The project will adopt a market systems development approach, working to leverage the private sector to provide inputs to farmers; offtake goods from production; as well as provide agricultural and post-harvest handling training so farmers can use agricultural land effectively and earn an income.
Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will be responsible for tracking, monitoring and evaluating the program’s activities. This position is a key role in Mercy Corps’ program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and learning unit. The position holder will be responsible for submitting donor reports and additional reports as needed. The position holder will support the program team in planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring quality in line with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. The position holder will report to the Program Manager and be under the technical guidance of the Senior Country MEL and Communication Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the initial start-up period of any new program by leading the implementation of a more detailed assessment activities and initial workplan refinement phase, making sure to include key beneficiaries and stakeholders, in close partnership with the Program Manager.
  • Lead the development of the M&E framework and Indicator Plan to be submitted to supervisor for review.
  • Generate and implement M&E tools for all assessments and program implementation needs, in close coordination with full program team and continually engaged in field activities.
  • Coordinate baseline and endline assessments, case studies, post-distribution monitoring, after action reviews and other monitoring activities in area of operation.
  • Draft and lead the finalization of all donor reporting requirements, in coordination with Program Manager and Senior MEL Officer.
  • Maintain an up to date database that reflects progress (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators, in line with both organizational standards and the donor’s database.
  • Build the capacity of all team members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, and facilitate periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information that feeds into programming and learning.
  • Actively participate in all implementation, providing advice and feedback for quality results at any point, as needed.
  • Work closely with Director of Programs, Program Manager, Program Officers and other staffs to ensure that activities are implemented on plan and progress towards targets is not compromised.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to credit Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor or representatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field.
  • Three years of program monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of concepts and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle, results chain and frameworks, participatory monitoring.
  • Should be able to lead the design and implementation of surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
  • Must have perfect writing and analytical skills.
  • Should have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread.
  • In addition to Microsoft Excel, the candidate should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data management software including Microsoft Access, SPSS, STATA.
  • Must be fluent both spoken and written English. Local language skills is a plus.
  • Residents of Acholi are encouraged to apply. Residents and those with experience in Acholi Region are highly encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of West Nile.
  • S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
  • S/he will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps and the objectives of this program. They will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem solving.
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 January 2018


Fresher Social Media and Public Relations Executive Job Opportunities – Mukwano Group of Companies

Organization: Mukwano Group of Companies
Job Ref: MIUL/SMPRE/15/01/2018
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing Manager
The Mukwano Group of Companies is the leading manufacturer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in the Great Lakes region, producing a wide range of market leader brands in soaps, edible cooking oils and fats, detergents, beverages, personal care products and plastics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing a social media strategy under guideline of Marketing Manager
  • Monitor the social talks about any positive or negative feedback about the Company and then follow up with relevant feedback. Encourage individuals for positive feedback and try to appease unhappy customers.
  • The Social Media and Public Relations Executive will be updating social media sites – website, social platform pages like You Tube, Facebook, Twitter etc. on a daily basis with timely and positive message representing our mission, vision and core values.
  • Tasked with monitoring trends and encouraging adoption of social media tools.
  • Monitoring the social talks on all types of media (electronic, print etc) and report any information about the company.
  • Develop brand and industry related stories, news items and tips from internal and external sources for posting on website and social media pages.
  • Tasked with implementing and overseeing social media campaigns.
  • Write interesting articles or blog postings on topics relevant to the Company or industry, identifying and developing blog posts, recruiting and developing other bloggers and blog editors.
  • Measure the effectiveness of different social media channels manager using tools like twitter counter, Google analytics etc. to measure click – through and traffic activity.
  • Engage in industry conferences, chats, blogs, wikis, video sharing etc. to promote corporate messaging and increase brand awareness.
  • Provide feedback on public opinions, complaints and conversations surrounding the brand in the public sphere.
  • Educate staff on the importance of social media; promote social media activities internally as well as the implementation of new technologies and campaigns.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Mukwano Social Media and Public Relations Executive job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Information Technology or any other related field.
  • At least two years of related work experience in managing social media channels, maintaining and designing websites.
  • Ability to work independently, effective communication skills, excellent customer care skills, sound decision making skills and ability to work in the field.
  • Integrity, flexible, good interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Should have a positive attitude, results focused, creative, innovative, can work for long hours under pressure with minimum supervision
All those interested in working with Mukwano Group should send their applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials, L.C 1 letter, National ID and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating contact details of three (3) referees should to be sent via post or hand delivered to: The Human Resource Department, Mukwano Group of Companies, P. O. Box 2671, Kampala, Uganda. E-mail applications can also be sent to: recruitment@mukwano.com. Please clearly quote the job reference as subject of your E-mail. Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
NB: Only successful candidates will be shortlisted and contacted not later than one week after deadline.
Deadline: 27th January 2018



Fresher Sexual/Gender Based Violence Case Worker NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
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 Sexual/Gender Based Violence Case worker will provide case management services to SGBV survivors. She/he also supports the protection sector in quality implementation of the SGBV thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and community services components.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • She/he will conduct all steps of the case management process: Intake, assessment and engagement, case planning, supported referrals, developing practical skills, case review, building client capacity.
  • Liaise with other stake holders for the integration of the survivors back into community and enhance access to livelihood opportunities for SGBV survivors to support their healing and reintegration process.
  • Conduct routine visits to the protection/safe houses and asses the needs of the survivors under safe keeping and the general state of safe houses.
  • Ensure up-to-date filing and documentation of SGBV cases in line with UNHCR and DRC standard tools.
  • Input the SGBVIMS on a daily/weekly basis and produce monthly reports from the same to share with UNHCR.
  • Attend to protection concerns of persons of concern, provide SGBV survivors with information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support services to survivors. Determine the need for therapeutic psychosocial or psychiatric support for further referral to specialized service providers.
  • Working with ‘at risk’ young people, their families, community, to strengthen community based interventions.
  • Ensure that all the GBV interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SGBV- related projects and interventions in the area of jurisdiction (Rhino camp refugee settlement).
  • In collaboration with the protection team, she/he will proactively contribute to quality and timely writing of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Sexual/Gender Based Violence Case worker job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, guidance and counseling, social work and social administration, social sciences, development studies, or relevant fields.
  • Two years’ experience working with SGBV survivors and especially in a humanitarian setting and/or advocacy programs is added advantage.
  • Professional training in gender mainstreaming is desirable.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugee operations with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology and case management processes.
  • Good understanding of SGBV referral pathways
  • Knowledge of Arabic and any other languages commonly spoken in the operation area is desirable.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness campaigns
  • Good computer skills especially Microsoft packages.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the context of operation and UNHCR funded projects desired.
  • Excellent command of English and ability to work with minimum supervision.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 28th January 2018 by 5:00pm


Uganda: Health Financing Expert

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

Options is seeking a Health Financing Expert to provide technical expertise and leadership to a regional programme focused on reducing high fertility rates and improving sexual reproductive health outcomes in Uganda. The programme aims to increase the uptake of modern contraception in Uganda and will be implemented in different regions, targeting both public and private providers and aligned to national policy and plans.

The Health Financing Expert will lead the design, implementation and management of a voucher scheme and support the programme to increase both access and quality of Family Planning (FP) services in private and public providers. The programme will include outreach and voucher schemes. Main responsibilities will be managing the voucher programme and providing oversight to the voucher management unit.

Main duties:

The main duties of this role will include some or all the below items, the final scope of work will be confirmed upon successful tendering.

  • Design a subsidised family planning voucher scheme delivered through a regulated and quality assured social franchise suited to local contexts
  • Supervise a voucher management unit to manage the voucher scheme across 6 regions (in select districts).
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the voucher scheme.
  • Work with key stakeholders, including government health authorities and partners, to review implementation progress, discuss achievements and barriers, and ensure synergies.
  • Provide technical expertise to define the voucher scheme’s benefits package and related reimbursement rates.
  • Advise on Voucher distribution and claims processing procedures

Person specification

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Experience of voucher programmes for FP/MNH – experience with vouchers for Adolescent Health a plus
  • Experience of managing health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa – preferably Uganda
  • Experience of managing social franchise or similar programmes
  • Knowledge of designing capacity building solutions
  • Knowledge of Demand Side Financing programmes
  • Knowledge of purchasing mechanisms
  • Knowledge of health financing
  • Strong client and external liaison skills, including experience of engagement with the government at national and sub national levels.
  • A postgraduate qualification in Public Health/Reproductive Health/Health Economics
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential.

How to apply:

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience and why you feel you are suited to this role, to opportunities@options.co.uk. Please state the role in the subject line.
  • Closing date for applications is 26th January 2018
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received, interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.