Data Engineering Developer International Jobs – Living Goods (LG)

Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi Kenya
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary:  The exceptionally qualified Data Engineering Developer will help us model, organize, transform, validate, secure, and catalog this personal health data, supplemented with public data and data from our partners. Putting this data in the right form, with the right tools, is essential to our ability to grow and improve, and ultimately to serve our clients. You’ll be a good fit if you can handle all aspects of data engineering, from establishing data pipelines to supporting visualization technologies for analysts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and administer our database environment, which includes SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and CouchDB. Configure database instances, recommend physical data models, and optimize for performance.
  • Manage our data pipelines, ensuring that the right data lands in the right place at the right time. Create and monitor systems for data transformation and validation.
  • Work closely with our data analysts, software developers, operations teams, and partners, who are the producers and consumers of data. Help them choose the right data and deliver systems to support them.
  • Write technical documentation, including data catalogs, standards, and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Data Engineering Developer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from a top academic program, or equivalent experience.
  • Three or more years of professional software development experience, preferably in Python.
  • Previous experience using and administering relational and non-relational database platforms, and mastery of at least one (preferably SQL Server).
  • Strong analytic skills, especially related to reasoning about data sets. Preferably a successful history of extracting value from disconnected data sets.
  • Knowledge of data visualization technologies and platforms.
  • Great English communication skills.
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.
NB: Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link below.



25 Entry Level Community Health Supervisor Job Opportunities – Living Goods (LG)

Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Upcountry Locations (Eastern, and Central (Outside of Kampala Regions)
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
If you are a natural entrepreneur and leader who loves working with people, creating an impact in health and selling life-saving products, you could be Living Goods’ next Community Health Supervisor!  We are looking for public health, clinicians, community health and Business Management professionals. Apply to join the Living Goods Field Operations Team! Living Goods supports a network of over 2800 Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Uganda who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary:  As part of the Community Health Management Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Workers (CHWs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.  The Community Health Supervisor must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar for how a social enterprise can improve health impacts in a sustainable way. A prerequisite to this role is a 6-week paid Community Health Supervision Training Program, which will immerse you in our community health care model.  Successful graduates will have the opportunity to gain a full time role as part of the Living Goods team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
CHWs Support and Motivation
·         Motivate CHWs in-field to achieve health and sales targets. Work to support strong performers, to increase effectiveness of medium performers, and increase or remove poor performers.
·         Ensure all CHWs are delivering impact in the communities both through remote checks and through in-field checks (esp. diagnosis and treatment)
·         Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support CHWs sales goals.
·         Lead monthly In Service meeting of CHWs.
·         Support the management of Branch financial operations and ensure that the books balance:
o   Cash matches sales on a daily basis.
o   Support the management and maintenance of inventory.
o   Support operations to keep costs as low as possible.
o   Support the management of relations between Living Goods and the implementing partner organizations.
o   Work closely with the Ministry of Health and the County Government.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Community Health Supervisor job placement should have proven success as a CHW, entrepreneur, business manager, or health professional.
·         Clinical health degree or diploma preferred.
·         Degree or Diploma in clinical, community or Health related areas
·         Degree or Diploma in Business related areas
·         Two years of experience in health/community related work
·         Management experience a plus.
·         Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
·         Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Luganda.
·         Fluency in Lusoga, and Lugisu a plus.
·         Ability to relocate up country a must.
·         Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
·         Proficiency with Word and Excel and general computer proficiency.
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link below.



Canadian Non-profit Jobs – Procurement Officer – Raising The Village (RTV)

Organization: Raising The Village (RTV)  
Potential Duty Stations: Kanungu, Uganda
Raising The Village works with hard to reach “last-mile” villages in Uganda. RTV tackles extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income generation activities and building local credit and capacity to move communities toward economic self-sufficiency. Through a multi-faceted, community-prioritized methodology, RTV catalyzes entire villages during its 6-month implementation. Currently with 3 offices and over 30 staff in Uganda, RTV is on a growth trajectory to transform development practice in “last mile” villages. In 2017, we directly impacted over 36,000 beneficiaries across 47 villages.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer plays an important role within RTV. This position ensures that RTV is making wise purchases of goods or services to improve beneficiary livelihoods. The procurement and logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services and will also be responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic services and goods for the organization in a timely manner and within budget.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Negotiate pricing and supply contracts for better deals
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are of high quality
  • Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Develop procurement policies and procedures in accordance with international standards;
  • Work with the program and planning and evaluation teams to develop a procurement pipeline based on project designs
  • Perform other duties as requested by management;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • At least two years of experience as a procurement officer or related position.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policies, and systems.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to build relationships and work effectively within teams;
  • Able to travel 30% of the time to RTV field operations;
  • Ability to travel at least 30% to RTV field operation Districts.
All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and two references to: recruitment@raisingthevillage.org

NB: Please properly formatted PDF or Word documents are preferred. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Resumes received after the deadline will still be considered in a future round.


School Counsellor Jobs – GEMS Cambridge International School

Organization: GEMS Cambridge International School
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala offers the National Curriculum for England.  The school offers excellent facilities set in a modern campus in one of Kampala’s most prestigious new developments. As well as being a great place to work, our school is situated on a beautiful site in view of Lake Victoria where the sun shines all year round but rain provides a welcome interlude. Teachers in Kampala enjoy an excellent lifestyle as well as extensive travel opportunities within the Pearl of Africa and beyond.
Job Summary:  The School Counsellor will be providing caring and professional counseling services on variety of issues relating to our primary and secondary students. It is the aim to work with students throughout the school to develop and improve the academic studies, career readiness and mental health of all students. The post holder will encourage students to discuss emotions and experiences and develop personal or social competencies through a comprehensive, preventive and developmental counseling program. The goal is to ensure that students will become productive and happy. This individual must value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students. You will join a close-knit and supportive team of teachers and allied professionals. You will also enjoy the benefits of working in a beautiful and peaceful environment in the suburbs of Kampala.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BA or MA in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling,
  • Three to five years of post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in working with children and young people
  • Sound judgment and emotional intelligence
  • Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Sound judgment and emotional intelligence
  • Proven working experience in school counseling (desirable not essential)
Organizational qualities:
  • Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Provide group or individual responsive services
  • Implementing a school counseling program that promotes students’ success
  • Ensuring equitable access to opportunities and curriculum for all students
  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Professional Bodies that you’ve been affiliated with
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Perform assessments, interpret tests and study student records
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to assist in making outcomes measurable
  • Complete regular reports on progress
  • Advocacy skills
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool 
  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources
  • Computer literacy skills
All candidates who wish to join the GEMS Cambridge International School should email their updated CVs, letters of application and a recent photograph stating the position title in the subject line to:  recruitment_cik@gemsedu.com
Deadline: Friday 29th June 2018



Christian University Jobs in Uganda : Risk Management Officer

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a Risk Management Framework for the University
  • Develop the Enterprise Risk Management Policy for the University
  • Liaise with departmental heads in ensuring completion of departmental risk

Registers

  • Develop risk management system and train departmental risk champions on its implementation
  • Liaise with department and division heads on the adequacy of proposed actions in management of risk areas highlighted in internal audit reports
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the University’s internal control framework in addressing risks and accomplishing the stated goals and objectives
  • Monitor implementation of action plans to ensure risk mitigation efforts are proceeding as required.
  • Monitor and report on compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Proactively identify emerging risks and report the same to management and Audit and Risk management committee
  • Responsible for the monitoring and mitigation of all risks within the University.
  • Developing business continuity plans to limit risks
  • Establishing and quantifying the organisation’s ‘risk appetite’, i.e. the level of risk they are prepared to accept;
  • Any other duty assigned by Management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Commerce or Management from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Commerce or Management from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Professional qualification in ACCA or CPA or CIA.
  • A certificate in ISO 31000 Risk Management is an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years work experience two of which must be performing similar tasks

OR

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Commerce or Management from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have a professional qualification in ACCA or CPA or CIA.
  • A certificate in ISO 31000 Risk Management is an added advantage
  • At least two (2) years post professional qualification work experience performing similar tasks
  • In-depth understanding of Risk Management systems and procedures
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills
  • Proven knowledge of current Risk Management techniques and best practices.
  • Integrity and reliability
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Must have advanced computer skills in MS Office, Accounting software like SAP and FOCUS.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports.
  • Demonstrate high standards of integrity, ethics, objective judgment and independence
  • Should be a mature and committed 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,

Pilkington Building,

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

Uganda: Learning Coordinator (For Nationals only)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 02 Jul 2018

Learning Coordinator (For Nationals Only)

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Program Manager with a technical line to the Education in Emergencies Response Programme Manager, the job holder works with the line managers to support relevant education staff in the capacity building, coordination and implementation of Teacher Professional Development activities. The activities will be implemented in Yumbe, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, and Arua in a total of 26 Accelerated Education Programmes. S/he is also responsible for monitoring programme implementation, initiating and participating in education-focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices. S/he will contribute to policy research and advocacy on education through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations, implementing partners and other institutions; playing a big role in establishing, maintaining and quality programming in the respective thematic area. The Learning Coordinator is responsible for documenting and sharing learning from the project with the Education Team

Contract Duration: Open

Contractual Status: National

Location: West Nile

Qualification and Experience;

· Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an education related field. Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development, Education, or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.

· Significant experience in teaching is desirable.

· Experience in teacher professional development is required.

· Experience in education in emergencies is desirable.

· Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in programme implementation, management and development in an I/NGO is desirable.

· Relevant experience supervising community based education projects within an I/NGO, particularly those addressing innovations in teaching and learning, effective observation/feedback is desirable.

· Extensive experience in education-related coaching/mentoring is desirable.

· Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding Policy, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.

· Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST.

Desirable

· Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

· Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

· Excellent time management and planning capacity

· Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities

· Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

· Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses

Application information;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note:

· Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

· More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.

Application closes on 2nd July 2018 at midnight Uganda time.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS44MTAxNi4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Program Officer, Education (Nationals Only)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 02 Jul 2018

Program Officer Education (3) (For Nationals Only)

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Program Manager with the job holder works with the line managers to support the capacity building, coordination and implementation of Teacher Professional Development activities. The activities will be implemented in Yumbe, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, and Arua in a total of 26 Accelerated Education Programs. S/he is also responsible for supporting and monitoring programme implementation, documentation of good practices

Contract Duration: Open

Contractual Status: National

Location: Multiple Locations (West Nile)

Qualification and Experience;

Essential

· Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Education, Development Studies, Psychology, Child Development, Child Psychology, Community Psychology, any equivalent accrued working experience in a related position

· At least 2 years’ experience in programme development and implementation with an NGO. Relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating community based child protection projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.

· Ability to interact with communities; children and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels and mobilizing them to participate in community development activities.

Desirable

· Strong planning/anticipation skills. Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail.

· Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment

· Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence others.

· Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English

· The ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy.

· Thorough – takes pride in delivering high quality work and gives a high level of attention to detail.

· Self- motivated and ability to work autonomously

· Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children

· Relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating community based child protection projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.

Application information;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note:

· Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

· More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.

Application closes on 2nd July 2018 at midnight Uganda time.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4xNTExMS4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Legal Clerk Job Opportunities – Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda

Organization: Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Officer Complaints
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is mandated to regulate, supervise, monitor and control the business of Insurance in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Legal Clerk will perform routine duties involved in court process and land transactions, and prepare a variety of forms and documents as mandated by the law.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receives, serves and files all legal Court documents.
  • Prepares affidavit of service, briefs and reviews for use in Court process.
  • Receives and registers caveats and other documents for any land transaction, registration and maintains all pertinent records for Real Estate.
  • Follows up Court process in the Insurance Appeals Tribunal and other Courts of Law, and communicates with Counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements.
  • Provides support in the maintenance of legal documents.
  • Review pending litigation and maintain a diary for the Legal Department.
  • Perform any other duty as shall be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda Legal Clerk job placement must hold a Diploma in law.
  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.
  • Three years of 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.



Uganda: Community Engagement Team Lead, USAID RHITES-E

Organization: IntraHealth International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

Job Profile Community Engagement Team Lead

Why join IntraHealth?

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

JOB SUMMARY;

IntraHealth seeks a Community Engagement Team Lead for the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). RHITES-E is a five-year (May 22, 2017 – May 21, 2022) Activity implemented by an IntraHealth International-led consortium, which includes The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), the Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) and Medic Mobile. The purpose of USAID RHITES-E is to increase utilization of high quality health services for approximately 5.3 million Ugandans living in 23 districts in Eastern Uganda.

The Community Engagement Team Lead reports to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will work principally to develop a community engagement strategy, create a community engagement unit and oversee the implementation of the same. The Community Engagement Team Lead will work to functionalize community health strategy in the RHITES-E catchment; support all Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) initiatives; and the Gender Youth and Social Inclusion docket. The Community Engagement Team Lead will support the creation of a linkage platform with accompanying tools (including digital) to facilitate linkages between community and health facility structures. The Community Engagement Team Lead will support all community quality improvement interventions and develop an operating framework for community health to support the implementation of integrated services of the following services: HIV/AIDS, Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning; Nutrition; Malaria; Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion. She/he will in collaboration with the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Director develop a community health monitoring, evaluation and learning plan and oversee the implementation of the same.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop a community engagement strategy for the 25 districts and health facilities in the RHITES-E catchment
  • Lead a team of community engagement specialists to ensure high performance and achievement of all deliverables.
  • Collaboratively with the MOH and the district structures develop an operating framework and community quality improvement strategy to support the implementation of integrated services
  • Support district level stakeholders to strengthen community health information systems and reporting and community use of data for health system improvements.
  • Support the capacity building and ongoing technical assistance to sub grants that include civil society, faith-based and community-based organizations.
  • Support RHITES-E, districts, health facilities and communities to generate evidence and foster a culture of data use to improve programming and advocate for support.
  • Strengthen community systems to facilitate linkage and referral and ensure that targets are reached.
  • Maintain close collaboration with other implementing partners, CBOs, and private health sector stakeholders to leverage opportunities for collaboration, avoid duplication and ensure programmatic alignment.
  • Lead report writing for all community engagement interventions on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.
  • Represent the Activity at coordination meetings with development partners and stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by the DCOP/COP.**EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS**

  • Master’s Degree required; Advanced degree preferred in, Public Health, Community Health or Health systems.

  • At least 10 years of experience including 5 years in a supervisory role.

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience for GOU or international donor-funded projects

  • Familiarity with the GOU’s health systems and community health system strategies.

  • Advocacy experience and skills to articulate the need for community health systems strengthening.

  • Proven ability to assess and manage complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment meeting competing deadlines.

  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.

  • Strong verbal and written English language skills with experience in report writing and presentations to large and diverse stakeholders.

  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Power Point. Experience with social media as a tool for advocacy and community building is desirable.

COMPETENCIES

  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen – Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication – Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behaviors.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

How to apply:

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1

Fresher Payments and Reconciliation Supervisor Jobs – FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI)

Organization: FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Banking Services
FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) was the first licensed micro-finance deposit taking institution in Uganda, and part of a global network which serves over 1,000,000 clients in 22 countries. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money transfer services in Uganda, one of the most competitive and dynamic microfinance markets in the world.
Job Summary:  The Payments and Reconciliation Supervisor’s position is mainly a leadership role.  The candidate will supervise a team in Banking Services at Head Office.  As such, the incumbent supervises all the Payments and Reconciliation officers to ensure:
  • Settlement and reconciliation of payment transactions and general account proofing.
  • The bank receives timely and appropriate values while minimizing payment exposures in line with the institutional policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with monitoring daily reconciliations and reviewing of account Nostros in line with the Banking policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring daily reconciliations and reviewing of suspense accounts in line with the Banking policies and procedures.
  • Manage and supervise the Payments and Reconciliation Officers and maintain high levels of staff productivity.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of internal controls in line with FINCA Uganda set policies and procedures.
  • Advise business on the corrective entries to be passed in line with the Banking policies and procedures.
  • Guide the account users on the adherence to the policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Professional qualification – ACCA or CPA
  • Two years of work experience in a Financial/Banking Sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Speed and accuracy processing skills.
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to work with computer
  • Knowledge about Banking and Credit management will be an added advantage.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so wish to take up these roles  in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates to: ug_jobs@fincaug.org 
Deadline: 29th June 2018