Nutrition Specialist USAID Project Career Jobs – FHI 360

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360 seeks to implement an anticipated USAID Uganda Feed the Future program that aims to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of households through agriculture-led economic growth. Activities will increase the institutional capacity of government institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusiness to invest in market systems and be more responsive to changes.
Job Summary: The Nutrition Specialist will oversee and provide technical leadership to promote the uptake of high impact practices to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. These practices include improved nutrition practices address malnutrition and stunting, increased uptake of family planning, management of postpartum hemorrhage and hypertension, among others. The Nutrition Advisor will play the lead role in guiding the implementation of technically sound and innovative approaches, in close collaboration with Government of Uganda stakeholders, to increase optimal nutrition and related maternal and child health, improve the quality of nutrition services, build nutrition capacities of frontline health staff, strengthen nutrition competencies in maternal child health and health teaching institutions, and strategically incorporate nutrition objective into multi-sector policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Project Nutrition Specialist job must hold a Masters (MSc) in Nutrition or related field, with an emphasis on community nutrition, public health nutrition, SBCC, or other relevant sub-specialty.
  • At least five years’ experience designing and implementing multi-sector nutrition programs.
  • Demonstrated significant expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country government staff working on nutrition and SBCC activities.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities in the fields of nutrition
  • Prior experience in the Ugandan nutrition sector desirable, including experience at the community, district, sub-national and national levels.
  • Prior field experience in the prevention of malnutrition and under-nutrition and a strong understanding of nutrition and related policies, strategies and programs.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Written and oral proficiency in English.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters and the job you are interested in, stated in the subject line of your email to Ugandafeed@fhi360.org
Deadline: Friday 22nd June 2018



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Several Data Entry Jobs – Data Clerks – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Reports to: Field Program Coordinator
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement (Hoima District).
Job Summary:  The Data Clerk will mainly enter data that is used to generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for HIJRA activities in accordance with UNHCR guidelines and procedures. He/she will actively promote data quality data standards at all points of service delivery by ensuring the generation and submission of accurate, timely, valid data to inform on quality improvement and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Entry of data into the database for asylum seekers and persons subject to our mandate implies a review of all information contained in the registration form;
  • Ensure Sector Documentation is up-to-date
  • Guide sector documentation and filing
  • Assist in data collection and monitoring for all sectors
  • Receive and review raw data on the different program activities on a daily basis
  • In charge of receiving and dealing with enquiries and requests relating to data needs
  • The incumbent also maintains the highest standards of data quality by comparing the data entered with source documents, or re-enters verified data.
  • Responsible for data entry in a timely and accurate manner into the information system and assists in the compilation of statistical information for reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Data Clerk job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science/ Information Technology.
  • Specialized training in data management, analysis and interpretation is an added advantage
  • At least two years working experience in data management/similar job
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of computer data input equipment and error resolution in data entry
  • Ability to work effectively in difficult situations
  • Commitment to refugees, flexibility and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience with the handling of confidential data and understanding of different methods of data collection
  • Previous experience with the UN in general and knowledge of UNHCR operations is an asset.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read: “Data Clerk.”
NB: Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.



United Republic of Tanzania: WRI – Chief of Party – The Tanzania Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI), Tanzania

Organization: Tetra Tech
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for the Tanzania Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI) program.

The WARIDI program is a key activity of USAID/Tanzania which seeks to achieve improvements in health, water resources management, agriculture, and climate change adaptation in Tanzania. The five-year WARIDI activity promotes state of the art approaches in the management of water-related resources and services in select districts of the Rufiji and Wami-Ruvu river basins. This position will be full time and based in Morogoro, Tanzania.

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall implementation of USAID/WARIDI. The COP provides quality assurance and quality control of all program deliverables as well as leadership, supervision, and direction to the project’s field implementation team. The COP is the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech ARD, GOT and other partners and provides overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP also provides comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program.

Qualifications:

* A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline including water resources management/engineering, water hydraulic engineering, public health engineering, environmental management, natural resources management, or rural development;

* A minimum of twelve (12) years of managerial experience in international development, preferably as Chief of Party on large USAID programs of similar magnitude and complexity in East Africa;

* Demonstrated experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), governance, livelihoods, Private Public Partnerships to provide WASH services in urban and rural settings;

* Strong communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to engage a wide range and levels of organizations and stakeholders;

* Strong ability managing disagreements with the client, project subcontractors, and other key stakeholders in a professional manner;

* Proven team building and leadership skills commensurable for a large (75+) team of Tanzanian employees;

* Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in East Africa;

* Outstanding management and reporting skills;

* Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;

* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) of the English language.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* CV in reverse chronological format

* A list of at least 5 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference

How to apply:

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/2tpMgTS

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

ICT – Officer Job Opportunities – Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda

Organization: Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior ICT Officer
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is mandated to regulate, supervise, monitor and control the business of Insurance in Uganda.
Job Summary: The ICT – Officer will provide operational support to the Authority’s core ICT operations as well as quality first line technical support to systems users to ensure optimal performance of both system infrastructure and personnel.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures to support ICT service level agreements.
  • Maintain and communicate ICT policies and procedures throughout the Authority in accordance with best practice and appropriate standards taking into account any legal requirements.
  • Formulate ICT proposals, processes, policies for planning and business continuity plan for approval.
  • Maintain server room in a tidy manner and ensure that devices and network points are identified with  labels.
  • Repair and recover the system from hardware or software failures and implement the preventive maintenance exercises.
  • Issue right configurations to the server and workstation infrastructure and carry out scheduled health checks.
  • Prepare reports and documentation on network affecting incidents.
  • Configure security gateway with ACL on the Cisco router and routinely check the status of intrusion attempts.
  • Maintain all the registers (access, equipment) and logs (error, access) pertaining to the role and train staff on the use of existing and new technology.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda ICT – Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Three years of practical relevant experience in a reputable organisation.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications together with copies of detailed up-to-date CVs and at least three referees to:
Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim,
Lubega Chief Executive Officer,
Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda,
Plot 5 Kyadondo Road, Legacy Towers,
NB:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



2 General Nurse NGO Jobs – InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Organization: InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Community Health Services Officer
InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization established in 1988, and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU is actively involved in programs geared towards the protection and improvement of lives of disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and in the Great Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of Rights Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health (HIV&AIDS; Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management and Governance systems.
Job Summary:The General Nurse  will ensure that the health status of the population is improved through provision of better health services at the health unit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement scheduled planned activities and ensure targets are met in line with the departmental plan.
  • Conduct field visits to hospitals, homes and communities for sensitization, counseling, follow-up and assessments.
  • Screen new arrivals and self-settled refugees to establish if they have an emergency medical problem.
  • Liaise with counselors on medical/social cases.
  • Work with the Community Health Officer and ensure that the supply of drugs, sundries and medical equipment required for running the clinic is continuous and on time.
  • Ensure maintenance of records such as Drug stock cards, Daily consumption cards, Treatment records, Referral records, Equipment register, Monthly drug consumption reports, Health unit reports, Medical counseling records on individual files and Birth and death records.
  • Assist the Community Health Officer in organizing appropriate preventive health care services that promote the health of both the refugee and asylum seeker population.
  • Ensure timely transportation of patients to hospitals and imaging/lab centers.
  • Ensure timely issuance of prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Ensure effective and timely discharge of patients.
  • Manages maintenance of hygiene at the health center.
  • Arrange appointment for the doctor to make medical assessment reports for refugees and asylum seekers as requested.
  • Assist the Community Health Officer in conducting training for refugees/asylum seekers on primary health care.
  • Provide counseling on health issues to refugees/asylum seekers and project staff.
  • Ensure proper and timely requisition for medical investigations for patients and subsistence for admitted cases.
  • Carry out hospital visits and follow up on both out patients and admitted cases and give update reports.
  • Assist Community Health Officer Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual medical reports.
Support to staff & other Managers: Provide advice to staff in line with section related procedures
  • Identify, assess and develop strategies to mitigate against risks that may happen in the programs of the section.
  • Monitor the implementation of mitigation strategies against risks   as per the risk framework.
  • Ensure that the internal process and work plans are adhered to.
  • Ensure compliance to policies and procedures during designing, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) General Nurse job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Must have enrolled Nursing Certificate or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Council
  • A minimum of Four Years’ relevant work experience
  • Previous experience of working in a role with an NGO is desirable
  • Excellent understanding of broad health issues within community
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context
  • Should be a good listener and have good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, High degree of flexibility
  • Good team player and Highly self-motivated
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs and photo copies of their professional qualifications including three referees via E-mail to both recruitment@interaiduganda.org and iaurecruitment@interaiduganda.org addressed to:
Plot 1102 Block 8, Kabala Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737 Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th June 2018 by 5:00 PM



Fresher Administrative Assistant (UIS) Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: University ICT Services, Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Communications & Marketing
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary:   The Administrative Assistant oversee the day to-day running of the University ICT Services Directorate Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assisting the Director UIS with administrative tasks required to run the Directorate smoothly.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support to other UIS Units whenever it is needed.
  • Ensuring that the procurement processes for UIS are carried out according to the established policy and guidelines of the University relating to procurement.
  • To supervise administrative activities of UIS in line with laid down procedures and University policies, including the overseeing the helpdesk attendant, stores assistant, office cleaner, and any work-study students that may be attached to UIS.
  • To oversee the inventory management process for UIS and ensure proper stewardship for equipment that UIS is responsible for.
  • To provide logistical support for all Departmental meetings and also take minutes for these meetings.
  • Requisition and account for funds for workshops, seminars and other related activities.
  • Requisition for equipment, furniture and other supplies for the Directorate and ensure their maintenance.
  • Organizing and attending meetings when necessary.
  • Distribute evaluation forms, to staff under UIS Directorate, receiving them back, and compiling them for submission to the Human Resource Office.
  • Participating in making the work plan and budget for the Directorate.
  • Any other official duties assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from a recognized Institution of Higher learning.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of working experience performing administrative tasks.
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Power point and internet).
  • Must have experience in minute taking.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills especially when dealing with students, staff and visitors.
  • Must be a person of high integrity with an excellent work ethic.
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and be available to work after normal working hours.
  • Must be a committed and practicing Christian.
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and three references. Please attach copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Email to: jobs@ucu.ac.ug
NB: All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Deadline: 29th June 2018 by 5:00 pm



8 No Experience Field Monitor – Cash Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Team Leaders
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 Field Monitor – Cash will mobilize community for distribution, set up distribution according to World Vision and donor (WFP) standard distribution procedures and provide end user monitoring and accurate documentation on all commodity distributions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Community mobilization and registration
  • Community mobilization and coordination of food distribution activities at the FDPs in liaison with the Food Management Committee and Local leaders.
  • Mobilize community members in target areas for sensitization on project goal and selection criteria.
  • Work closely with local leaders to conduct beneficiary identification using approved selection criteria.
  • Conduct registration and verification of identified beneficiaries using LMMS.
  • Distribute LMMS identification cards to all registered beneficiaries.
  • Carry out distribution in compliance with WV and Donor guidelines and standards
  • Prepare food request based on the approved food distribution plan.
  • Notify beneficiaries about impending food distribution well in advance to ensure timely and full participation.
  • Liaise with warehouse staff on distribution planning and commodities dispatching from Warehouse to distribution centers.
  • Ensure that all commodities arriving at the FDP are properly accounted for.
  • Scrutinize all waybills for commodities arriving at the distribution centers. Ensure that the commodities are of correct quantities and quality as manifested on the waybill. Immediately record all quantities delivered short (missing), quantities lost in transit and quantities damaged if any. All observations must be recorded immediately. Commodities must carefully be counted during off-loading.
  • At the distribution center, commodities must be stacked in an organized manner, by commodity type to facilitate easy distribution. Stack commodities to the dot (no scooping except for vegetable oil).
  • Return all excess commodities received at FDP to the warehouse using Return to Store waybill.
  • Perform random weighing of the commodities offloaded from the truck to ascertain that they are of correct weight as indicated in the waybill.
  • Supervise food distribution in a manner that will ensure all targeted beneficiaries receive all the planned commodities and in their rightful rations.
  • Conduct caucus meeting with FMCs and local leaders to agree on roles and responsibilities during distribution.
  • Conduct pre-distribution meeting to sensitize and inform beneficiaries about commodities in the food basket, ration sizes, nutrition and hygiene messages and any other issues to be communicated to them. Give beneficiaries an opportunity to ask question for clarification.
  • Ensure that appropriate crowd control measure is in place at the distribution point at all times.
  • Ensure all beneficiaries are processed to receive food using LMMS.
  • Ensure there is orderly lining, receiving food and sharing.
  • Conduct random weighing of rations received by beneficiaries to establish whether they are getting rightful rations.
  • Provide proper accountability of commodities distributed at the food distribution point.
  • Prepare all necessary forms related to food distribution i.e. sign receipt waybill, fill in the truck inspection report, random weighing form, distribution center visit report, certificate of food receipt and distribution, loss damage reports etc.
  • Print out the distribution list from the LMMS. Ensure that distribution list tally with manual reports.
  • Ensure all forms and reports are completely filled and reviewed and approved by relevant staff.
  • Ensure commodity forms and reports are filed according to agreed filing format.
Supervision of Food Management and Complaints Help Desk Committees
  • Mobilize and supervise beneficiaries to the elect FMC and CHD committee members in each FDP.
  • Organize and conduct training of FMCs and CHD committee members on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide adequate resources which can help them perform their function well.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Field Monitor – Cash job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a University in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Past experience preferable with a busy NGO or UN agency, in food commodities handling tracking and accounting. Prior experience with WV CTS system and or UN WFP Compass system is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of operation of LMMS and other similar software system.
  • Knowledge of major donor regulations pertaining to relief food commodities tracking accounting and reporting.
  • This position requires a person who is self starter, who can accomplish the task with minimal or no supervision. He/she should be able to manage a team of staff as well as cooperate with other units. He/she must be keen on details and well organized individual.
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: 24th June 2018



Uganda: Data Preparedness Delegate

Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 04 Jul 2018

The Netherlands Red Cross helps to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands we do this with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial aid. Together we act before, during and after natural and man-made disasters to meet the needs and to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

510 is a self-organizing data innovation initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Our vision is that smart use of (big) data will help towards faster and more (cost) effective humanitarian aid at a global level. Contributing to open data, data analyses and capacity building in governments and NGOs are essential to increase the understanding of humanitarian data. We want to shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and to put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.

510 has opened a vacancy for a:

Data Preparedness Delegate – Uganda

Kampala 32-40 hours p/w, 12 months

Background

The 510 initiative was established early 2016 and has grown since into a team of 50 core and project staff, graduates, students, trainees and volunteer data experts with diverse backgrounds. The team is developing data and digital solutions for both international and domestic humanitarian aid. Our main results are published on 510.global.

510 works together with all departments of the Netherlands Red Cross, as well as with different teams in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), other Red Cross National Societies, Universities in The Netherlands and abroad, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), national governments and through the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI) with other NGOs and businesses.

We work in virtual teams using a fully digital collaboration environment, which enables us to bridge time differences and physical distances and to continuously work together on some of the most difficult humanitarian challenges. However, we also greatly value the opportunity to work together in a face-to-face setting, which is possible in our office in The Hague.

We invite data literate, bright and creative people, with a hands-on mentality and technical skills to join our team. All our team members should be highly self-motivated to improve the way humanitarian aid is delivered.

The Project: Innovative Approaches to Response Preparedness (IARP)

Worldwide, extreme events aggravated by climate change lead to an increase in disasters and suffering. The impact of these events could be reduced and sometimes avoided if plans and funding were in place to take well-targeted, cost-efficient and early action based on climate and weather forecasts. The programme therefore builds capacity in Forecast-based Financing (FbF), supported by Data Preparedness and Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in early action, through systems development, piloting and iteration. The programme builds on the capacities of Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS), and Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in the three innovative approaches to provide early action that reduces risks of people at risk of a forecasted disaster, in particular the most vulnerable, including refugees. The three National Societies will implement the programme together with the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC, lead) in partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (Climate Centre), 510 Data Initiative (510), the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and British Red Cross (BRC), and in close collaboration with various stakeholders.

Purpose of the position

The main purpose of the position is to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to establish a data team, by understanding the operating model of the NLRC based 510 team, and to copy the best practices and systems into the URCS data team. This includes support on Strategy, Business model, Finance, HR, Marketing and Communication. This is a training and capacity building component of the position.

Additionally, the data preparedness delegate will actively support the implementation of the IARP project activities within the first year, working together closely with the URCS data team lead. The data preparedness delegate identifies which of the project activities can be performed by the data team in URCS, and which need specific expertise or capacity of 510. This position serves as the interface between both data teams, and ensures that project activities are delivered with high quality and within the project planning.

Position within the project

As a Country Data project lead, you will be part of the core team of 510, at the NLRC (Netherlands Red Cross). You will be housed within the Uganda Red Cross Society. Your HR responsibilities lie with the 510 team lead. Your project responsibilities are to the IARP project lead in 510, with headquarters in the Hague. As the duty station for this position is Uganda, where NLRC has a country office, responsibilities regarding your day-to-day presence in-country lie with the NLRC Country Representative for Uganda, for example security. You are providing in-country support to the URCS. The in-country activities are executed in close collaboration with NLRC Project Manager for IARP, the URCS counterpart, geo-information officer, University of Makerere, IARP technical advisors in Uganda.

Project activities

  • Inventory of existing NS data needs and data availability

  • Identifying data gaps of priority to the NS

  • Map data availability and needs with stakeholders

  • Build relationships with data providers / stakeholders

  • Identify barriers and possible solutions for data sharing and work with management on how to address them

  • Identify most appropriate platform for data sharing

  • Upload open data to data sharing platforms

  • Collect missing data through innovative approaches (e.g. Missing Maps)

  • Data search using INFORM indicator framework

  • Improve the INFORM indicator framework and make it country specific for the Forecast based Financing system

  • The risk dashboard / mapping is discussed with the national society leadership to make decisions on the priority areas for the Forecast based Financing system

  • Collect data on historical drought and flood events, via secondary data and directly with government institutions and partners

  • In cooperation with the climate centre support FbF teams in identifying reliable forecasts and setting thresholds for danger level using GIS and other innovative approaches

  • Support local data team in planning for and conducting mapping exercises of FbF target areas

  • Support FbF teams in using digital solutions for beneficiary lists and distributions

  • Support FbF teams in developing innovative approach to SOPs

  • Validate Hazard Impact Curve with technical experts nationally and internationally

  • Assess current state of IT with KRCS

  • Implement IT improvement plan in prioritized branches

  • Workshops on data literacy with KRCS and government and humanitarian partners

  • Implement basic geo-information analysis (GIS) capacity

  • Train volunteers and staff in mobile data collection

  • Integrate data analysis and visualization in NS disaster management operations

  • Contribute to documentation and reporting

Responsibilities

Capacity Building

  • Assess existing data and IT capacities within the NS and map these against a blueprint of the 510 data team

  • Co-develop a strategy for how to set up the data team within the NS and identify priorities

  • Support with growing the team, by linking to universities (Makerere) and by attracting volunteers

  • Support with setting up tools and systems that allow the data team to collaborate digitally

  • Co-organize with the data team a data literacy training of Uganda Red Cross leadership

  • Review the data responsibility policy with the data team, and set up the basic processes to protect data

    Qualifications

    Essential:

  • A University degree in preferably science, technology, engineering or mathematics (e.g. computer science, econometrics, artificial intelligence, (applied) mathematics, (applied) physics, astronomy, technology management, geo-information sciences)

  • Demonstrable experience (1-2 years) in project management in emergency or development programming

  • Experience in working in projects and with partners at a distance

  • Experience in the humanitarian work of Red Cross National Societies and the internal processes relevant for the region

  • Track record showing the capacity to use data to improve processes, operations and decision-making.

  • Living in – or willing to move to – the Uganda

    Skills and experience

    Essential:

  • Has considerable experience with working in a data team

  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian aid

  • Experience in bridging the gap between end users in an organization and a team of technical experts from different disciplines

  • Strong interpersonal and advising skills, amongst which a clear talent for influencing and guiding of colleagues and others directly

  • Experience with providing trainings to users ranging from operations to management

  • Excellent command of English language (written and verbally)

Desirables

  • Work experience in an international development or humanitarian setting, especially with disaster risk management

  • Experience in working within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is of added value

  • In depth experience in any of the following subject matters: data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, data literacy, GIS, or programming

Competencies

  • Self confidence

  • Strong listening and feedback skills

  • Being able to communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbally)

  • Result (and quality) oriented

  • Capable to work independently and to set clear goals and priorities

  • Being trustworthy

How to apply:

Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Sophia van Maanen before 29 June 2018 to: https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/104973/data-preparedness-delegate-uganda.html

For more information about the position, you can contact Maarten van der Veen at mvanderveen@redcross.nl.

An initial assessment of candidates short-listed is part of the selection procedure.

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Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated

UN Finance Associate Jobs Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Analyst
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
Job Summary:  The Finance primarily delivers quality financial services to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures. S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines, providing support and guidance to the CO and UNFPA-supported projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Supports the monitoring of programme financial performance for all core and non-core resources by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results. Detects potential over/ under expenditure problems and proposes remedial action.
·         Develops tools and mechanisms for effective and efficient monitoring of programme and project budgets, coordinates compilation of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to HQ/RO/SRO on a continuous basis.
·         Interprets financial policies and procedures and provides guidance and training to staff and project managers. Strives to identify ways in which programme financial needs can be met within existing policies.
·         Assists in the management of the Country Office budget by budget formulation, controlling allotments, monitoring expenditures, and preparing revisions according to the needs of the Country Office.
·         Maintains an effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up, and processes financial transactions in an accurate and timely way.
·         Reviews and monitors charges for common services and cost recovery taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represents UNFPA’s interests in related negotiations and agreements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Finance Associate job opportunity should have completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.
·         A minimum of six years of relevant experience in administration, finance or office management.
·         Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.
·         Business acumen – Independently gathers, analyses, and interprets data and information from a wide range of sources using appropriate analytical tools and professional standards. Identifies warning signs based on financial analysis, probes for clarification or points of concern and presents findings.
·         Implementing management systems – Maintains information/databases on system design features and develops system components. Makes recommendations relative to work-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems design.
·         Client orientation – Establishes effective relationships with internal and external clients, actively supports the interests of the client and researches potential solutions to client needs. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule and addresses client needs and deadlines promptly and appropriately.
·         Languages: Fluency in English is required. A working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian is an asset.
N.B: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 28th June 2018



Burundi: Field Security Officer – Great Lakes Sub-Region

Organization: CARE
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations in the region as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region. CARE is developing a new and innovative way of working across borders at the sub-regional level that aims to increase and multiply our impact in the 4 CARE presence countries in the Great lakes sub region.

The Field Security Officer (FSO), will work under the supervision of Regional Security Manager (RSM) is mainly responsible for assisting CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Great Lakes sub-region (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda) in the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to, promoting staff safety and security awareness, professional approaches, preparedness and management, in support of program implementation. S/he will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region in ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

If you possess at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in assisting humanitarian or development organization in safety and security programs, demonstrable skills on Safety and security management in information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting. The location of the position will be based in one of the 4 Great Lakes Sub Regional CARE Country Offices (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda). This will be a national staff position and will conform to the salary scale, employment regulations and other conditions of the hosting CARE office and country.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to ecsarecruitment@care.org by July 3, 2018. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse