National UN Youth Volunteer Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Education Officer, UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education UN Volunteer will  be hosted by the UNICEF in Uganda in its Gulu office, which overseas UNICEF programme in the North and North West Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the Education Officer, UNICEF Gulu and overall technical guidance of Education Specialist (Adolescent Development) based at Kampala, the UN Youth Volunteer will:
·         Actively contribute to the Education programme through interventions that create opportunities for adolescents to voice their priorities, promote education and provide recommendations to decision makers.
·         Offer technical support to school clubs and social network groups of vulnerable adolescents in the community.
·         Participate in advocacy activities designed to influence government and other stakeholders prioritize education
·         Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
·         Participate in task forces/ working groups and provide feedback
·         Contribute to the development of human interest stories, news, information sharing in support to education programmatic work
·         Support in communication/advocacy efforts: contribute to the development of innovative communication tools (infographic) to inform on emerging issues
·         Participate in the promotion of innovative, cost effective and affordable models for improved learning achievement
·         Support drafting of regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
·         UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
·         Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the impact of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
·         Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
·         Build relationships with a wide range of Youth Organizations, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support and/or participate in community-driven voluntary activities; reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking; raise awareness in communities that will increase knowledge of issues pertaining to the UNV programme’s mandate and tis role in supporting the Mission mandate;
·         Encourage, mobilize and support co-workers and fellow UN Volunteers to better understand the connections between the UNV programme’s engagement within the Mission and voluntary action;
·         Contribute articles/write-ups/stories on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
·         Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
·         The quality of learning and learning outcomes of the disadvantaged children (ethnic minority children, children with disabilities, migrant children) are improved.
·         School Clubs functioning effectively.
·         Advocacy action plan with focus on prioritization of Early Learning, learning outcomes and life skills for behaviour change and HIV prevention and
·         Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
·         A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education job opportunity should have two years of experience in the area of education or related field is an advantage;
·         Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
·         Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
·         Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
·         Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
·         Keen interest in and/or knowledge of education development issues, particularly education of refugee children.
·         Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
·         Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
·         Fluency in spoken and written English language is required;
·         Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
·         UN Youth Advocates must be between 18 and 24 years for the whole duration of their assignment.
·         Qualified candidates from the refugee hosting districts in West Nile Region will be given preference.
·         Integrity and professionalism:demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
·         Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
·         Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
·         Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
·         Teamwork and respect for diversity:ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working.
·         Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
·         Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
NB: United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.



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Finance Manager – Business Services NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Director
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:The Finance Manager – Business Services will assume a leadership role in providing excellent transactional, administrative and compliance (statutory, tax) support services to the Organisation. The Manager will also strengthen and improve the finance and accounting function, processes and procedures, internal controls and provision of information for management decision making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Payments, Payroll & Statutory compliance
  • Prepare monthly National society program payroll (wide) by 20th of the month to ensure payroll is disbursed by 26th of the month;
  • Ensure timely submission of statutory deductions to the relevant authorities (URA, NSSF, and Local Government);
  • Monitor and follow up staff with salary advances regularly and provide report to the Finance Director by 5th of the following month;
  • Compute terminal benefits for the exiting staff in line with the Staff Standing regulations;
  • Ensure all payments being processed have adequate support documents and timely and proper filed in accordance with URCS policy;
  • Maintain a system for handling all suppliers’ invoices, demand / fee notes and payment requisitions in line with URC established credit policies;
  • Ensure timely disbursements of funds to the field.
Management of Accountabilities
  • Keenly verify authenticity of accountability documents and process financial transactions for URC in line with URC policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements;
  • Monitor the working advance balances and follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for in a timely manner;
  • Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances and other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are kept to nil on the lowest level possible;
  • Accurate, complete and timely submission of accountabilities from respective staff;
  • Existence of a standard checklist with 100% compliance for all accountabilities;
  • Ensure reconciliations of receivable and accounts payables every end of month;
  • Ensure proper filing of all accountability documents;
Accounting Procedures & Processes: Support the Finance Director with special assignments and workflow process improvements;
  • To ensure that staff development is carried out as below;
  • Staff training: ensure adequate training of self and all direct reports;
  • Self-Assessment: On a regular basis, prepare and submit an assessment of own performance on the key performance indicators for all activities set out above;
  • Succession Planning: Select and prepare staff to take over own role in one’s absence and ensure proper handover before taking planned leave.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Finance Manager – Business Services job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline from a reputable institution;
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • At least five years of supervisory experience in the areas of financial accounting and reporting gained in a professional practice;
  • Experience in NAVISION Systems Accounting Package is added advantage.
  • High level of financial discipline and integrity;
  • Strong interpersonal supervisory, customer service and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS is essential. 
  • Familiarity with the rules and regulations governing USAID funding is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet;
  • Knowledge in community based targeting methodology;
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm



Uganda: Administration Officer-01 Vacancy Based in Kaabong (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 25 May 2018

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps implements high quality- analytical work in tough environments. We’ve been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently manage a range of programs in Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions with funding from a host of donors. In October 2017, Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4 districts in Karamoja (Amudat, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong), the Apolou Activity.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps is looking for an Administration Officer to support all office administration duties in Kaabong Office. The Administration Officer will be responsible for the smooth running of all administration functions to support Mercy Corps Field Operations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Facilitate the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work of the Mercy Corps office and program support operations;

· Enforce adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by support staff;

· Handling and supporting with all field recruitment hire in Kaabong.

· Managing the filing process of all HR information (Personnel Records Keeping).

· Handling Staff orientation at the field and ensuring all new hires have the necessary workspace.

· Responsible for the smooth running of the following office functions: receiving visitors and ensuring they are going to the right offices

· Responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements for Mercy Corps guests and staff in Kaabong.

· Ensuring all photocopiers, printers, scanners, mail services, telephones etc are running within the office and any calls for repairs or maintenance needed are properly reported to the right department focal persons.

· Oversees cleaners, gardeners that will maintain office premises are cleaned and general cleanliness is maintained.

· Oversee the smooth flow of routine, administrative work in Kaabong office is in compliance with mercy corps field administration manual and national staff policy handbook.

· Responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of office supplies to include stationery, consumables and cartridges/tonner.

· Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission

· Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.

· Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning:

· As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

· Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience with office administration; computer skills are required, must be an independent thinker with strong organizational skills;

• Must possess a minimum of a degree in preferably Business Administration/ Public, Social Work, Education, or other related field.

• Demonstrated excellence in administration, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including staff training, motivation, and discipline

• Good writing and communications skills.

• Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

• Good negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.

• Strong ability to innovatively solve problems

SUCESSFUL FACTORS:

· The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building. S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your online application to the Senior HR and Legal Manager by clicking on the following link https://www.fuzu.com/campaigns/administrative-officer-01-vacancy-based-in-kaabong-mercycorps. Clearly state your salary requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees 1 of whom should have been your direct supervisor), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 25th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Experience Customer Service Jobs – Personal Bankers – Barclays Bank UK


Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station: Kireka, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Branch Manager
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The Personal Banker will deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs through selling & cross-selling of all Barclays Africa Retail products & services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                             
Sales to Retail Banking Customers: 50%
  • Actively participate in specific product campaigns by ensuring that the products are explained to customers.
  • Agree, meet and exceed targets for specific sales campaigns.
  • Maintain own sales performance statistics for management information usage.
  • Own and manage personal product & channel sales targets to contribute towards the outlet sales objectives.
  • Refer to the appropriate area of delivery for specialist product help or advice (e.g. Schemes or Home Loans) when uncertain about the product delivery or application process. Respond directly to the customer.
  • Build effective relationships with branch staff to ensure that non-sales staff refer customers to the Personal Banker when they identify a particular product or service need.
  • In integrated branches, build effective relationships with Customer Advisors to ensure that they refer standard customers who become eligible for Prestige products and services.
  • Responsible for complete account opening documentation together with customers and submit to the Branch Manager for review before submitting to operations for processing.
  • Call customers when their accounts have been opened, generate welcome pack letters and send to customers.
  • When selling loans to Retail prestige customers, complete the financial analysis and statement review on customer accounts. Where customers do not meet the minimum criteria, advise the customer, verbally or in writing as the customer requires. Report such denials to the Branch Manager on a daily basis.
2. Operational Rigour and Compliance with KYC Requirements: 20%
  • Ensure accuracy of each new account application, loan document, Barclaycard application and bank account mandate change. Personal Bankers are held personally accountable for accuracy and quality of these and supporting documents that they complete and submit.
  • The Barclays Bank Personal Banker will also achieve operational rigour excellence in all aspects of procedures and processes personally undertaken to ensure green audit.
  • Follow the Retail end to end account opening ensuring new accounts are authorized and KYC compliant. Escalate any items that exceed the agreed service level time lines or where there are unresolved KYC requirements, to the Branch Manager.
  • Comply with all general Barclays operational risk & rigour requirements e.g. KYC and anti-money laundering regulations.
  • Occasionally, assist the Branch Manager to open and close cashier tills at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Carry out snap checks as allocated by the Branch Manager.
3. Provision of Customer Service: 15%
  • Own customer queries and complaints around account opening, loans and card applications and resolve in a timely manner. Escalate any unresolved queries, or queries not resolved in a short period of time to the Prestige Branch Manager.
  • Build relationships with internal service providers (Operations and KYC Helpdesk) to ensure a quick turnaround time of escalated queries and complaints.
  • Guide customers to the appropriate delivery channel to meet their needs e.g. cashiers, drop boxes, ATM etc.
  • Advise customers as soon as cheque books, cards and other account items are ready for collection. Follow up with customers that have not collected the items within a reasonable time.
  • Advise customers as soon as new loans are approved and encourage draw-downs on the new loans.
  • When the branch is busy walk the queues- resolve quick inquires and direct customers to the correct counters.
  • Restocks merchandising materials (pamphlets, forms) in the Prestige Branch and advise the Branch Manager if supplies are running low.
  • The Barclays Bank Personal Banker will work closely with the Branch Manager/BOM, open and close Cashier tills at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Authorise cashier transactions above their teller limits when called upon.
  • Serve as the cash custodian for the Branch. This involves checking cashier cash levels throughout the day, restocking cashiers or repatriating excess funds, and reordering cash from the external provider based on daily limits as set out.
  • Identify and participant in community initiatives to support as part of Barclays community initiatives (such as Make a Difference Day, Local community initiative, Financial Literacy)
  • Significantly contribute ideas to support the community initiatives agenda in the branch.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Barclays Bank Personal Banker should hold a good University degree or diploma or relevant experience in a front-line banking sales/marketing/service environment
  • Competitor product sales experience is an added advantage
  • The applicant should have comprehensive knowledge of the Bank’s products, services and policies including standard tariffs.
  • Possess a good understanding of overall Retail goals & objectives, including the branch’s objectives growth of sales, cost control and income contribution
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the sales process
  • A working knowledge of the procedure manuals
  • A thorough knowledge of the bank’s internal departments, systems & procedures as well as risk & rigour requirements
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation e.g. KYC, Anti-Money laundering, banking code, service standards, health & safety standards etc
  • Excellent planning & organization skills
  • Very strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good questioning skills
  • Good PC skills
  • Good numeracy & analytical skills
  • Good selling/influencing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Listening skills
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.



Uganda: Re-Advertised- Project Coordinator -Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA-Ugandan Only)

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 May 2018

NRC has been active in Uganda since September 2014 implementing projects such as Education, Livelihoods and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH). ICLA has been confined to Kampala for the unban refugees but now expanding to West Nile and South Western Uganda,
Currently, NRC is running Programs for Sudanese refugees in Adjumani, Yumbe, Arua and most recently Hoima, Kyangwali Refugee Settlement for the DR Congo Refugees.

Job description •

· Undertake regular visits to settlements, local authorities, and partners (as and when security allows) and government officials to identify needs and provide support through legal assistance, capacity building and advocacy.

• Identify knowledge gaps and needs of target beneficiaries, partners and other key stakeholders relevant to ICLA thematic areas.
• Identify external resources as required in consultation with ICLA Project Management Team (PMT).
• In consultation with the ICLA Regional Adviser, develop and implement a training schedule and organize all logistical needs and support.
• Conduct trainings and induction to new staff joining NRC and local partners on ICLA.
• Compile ICLA activity reports.
• Develop best practice documentation on methodologies and techniques.
• Facilitate training and awareness sessions on ICLA thematic areas.
• Budget and administrative responsibility for geographic and/or thematic areas as within the ICLA project identified.
• Implementation of the ICLA project in accordance with agreement applicable to the grant from the donor(s) and NRC principles and ways of work.
• Identify national staff to implement the projects objectives.
• Ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.
• Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the project and materials based on observations and discussions with the ICLA staff and the Project Management Team.
• Prepare monthly summary reports for programme report.
• Document technical issues and questions, and report to the PMT.
• Communicate with and obtain necessary agreements and understanding from local authorities and partners in the areas of responsibility in line with the NRC protocol for communication.
• Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant external actors in the areas of responsibility as determined by the PMT.
• Communicate and coordinate work and tasks with the donor, the UN system in general, UNHCR in particular in the areas of responsibility determined by the PMT.
• Contribute to the development of NRC’s country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector as directed by the PMT.
• Guide and delegate tasks to NRC personnel associated with the organization’s ICLA activities.
• Assess needs for capacity building among staff.

How to apply:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3820140789&company_id=23109900&Link_source_id=&use_position_site_header=0&culture_id=EN

Administration Officer International NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
About USAID Apolou Project:
Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4 districts in Karamoja (Amudat, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong), the Apolou Activity.
Job Summary: The Administration Officer will support all office administration duties in Kaabong Office. The Administration Officer will be responsible for the smooth running of all administration functions to support Mercy Corps Field Operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Facilitate the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work of the Mercy Corps office and program support operations; Enforce adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by support staff; Handling and supporting with all field recruitment hire in Kaabong.
·         Managing the filing process of all HR information (Personnel Records Keeping).
·         Handling Staff orientation at the field and ensuring all new hires have the necessary workspace.
·         Responsible for the smooth running of the following office functions: receiving visitors and ensuring they are going to the right offices
·         Responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements for Mercy Corps guests and staff in Kaabong.
·         Ensuring all photocopiers, printers, scanners, mail services, telephones etc are running within the office and any calls for repairs or maintenance needed are properly reported to the right department focal persons.
·         Oversees cleaners, gardeners that will maintain office premises are cleaned and general cleanliness is maintained.
·         Oversee the smooth flow of routine, administrative work in Kaabong office is in compliance with mercy corps field administration manual and national staff policy handbook. Responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of office supplies to include stationery, consumables and cartridges/tonner.
·         Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
·         Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
·         As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·         The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Administration Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/ Public, Social Work, Education, or other related field.
·         Three years of experience with office administration
·         Good computer skills are required, must be an independent thinker with strong organizational skills
·         Demonstrated excellence in administration, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including staff training, motivation, and discipline
·         Good writing and communications skills.
·         Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
·         Good negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.
·         Strong ability to innovatively solve problems
·         The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
·         S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
·         Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their online applications to the Senior HR and Legal Manager by clicking the link below. Please clearly state your salary requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates.
Deadline:  25th May 2018



Social Franchise Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Population Services International (PSI) Uganda

Organization: Population Services International (PSI) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing and Social Franchise Manager
Population Services International (PSI) Uganda is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
Job Summary:   The Social Franchise Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of PSIU’s Social Franchising strategies and activities with the goal of growing the Franchise business performance. He/She provides marketing support and business advisory services with the view to evolve the current social franchising of PSIU services into a sustainable Social Enterprise. The Social Franchise Coordinator works cross-functionally within PSIU Social franchise(s) to maximize effectiveness and outcomes, and works closely with multiple stakeholders to ensure internal team members understand and effectively execute franchise strategy. Working alongside the Marketing and Social Franchise Manager, he/she proactively identifies challenges to Franchise development and ensures that the right internal and external resources and mechanisms are in place to overcome and mitigate them.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Manages all in-office coordination, follow up with franchises and communication with field staff;
·         Contract management with franchises;
·         Development of franchise communication and knowledge management;
·         Support teams to ensure that the improved Business Systems Value Proposition Pillar is rolled out;
·         New clinic recruitment;
·         Franchise fees and loan payment tracking;
·         Drive demand creation innovations to increase traffic flow to the Social Franchise networks;
·         CMS integration with business concepts;
·         Coordinate capability development interventions for the different franchise partners and staff members;
·         Co-ordinate with franchise owners to coordinate and implement end-to-end (plan, test, execute, measure and refine) activities to deliver increased customer value and retention;
·         Develop payment and billing dash boards, analyze and track payment data and offer billing support;
·         Drive analytics and actionable insights to support service and usage uplift;
·         Actively contribute to the monthly reporting process for senior management;
·         Drive ROI for demand creation activities to ensure sustainable and continuous improvement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant must hold a degree in Business (BAAES/Marketing) or relevant subject or field (e.g, Finance, public administration or health, strategic account management, marketing, medicine, finance, B/P administration, etc.
·         Three years of experience working at a supervisory level;
·         Background in Social Franchise;
·         Understanding of local health care and small and medium enterprises systems is a plus;
·         External and internal experiences a plus;
·         Experience in business analysis and financial modeling;
·         Proficient with MS Office applications especially Excel and Power Point;
·         Ability to deliver commercial value;
·         Account and relationship management skills.
·         Key personal competences:
·         Influencing / negotiation skills; Ability to understand both internal and customer perspectives to be able to build a win-win strategy for financial and value-based negotiation;
·         Working Across Boundaries; thinks and acts beyond one’s silo – bridges team, functional, divisional and/or geographical boundaries;
·         Strategic Thinking; Visualizes the way forward, identifying opportunities that add value to the work and to the business;
·         Project Management; Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery;
·         Productive Communication; Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in an impactful manner;
·         Strategic Business Management; Ability to set strategic plans, consider execution tradeoffs and continuously adjust approaches to maximize business performance.
All candidates are encouraged to send their updated resumes (CVs), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PSI Uganda Office Reception, addressed to the People and Culture Manager, PSI Uganda, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale-Kololo, P.O. Box 8082 Kampala.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00 pm



Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Non-profit Careers – BRAC International


Organisation: BRAC International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Job Summary: The Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) will manage the implementation of a Graduation pilot programme on behalf of BRAC Uganda. Key responsibilities of the role will comprise of supervising and monitoring the field operation activities, capacity building of staff, as well as ensuring control and effective use of allocated budget for programme operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Oversee all aspects of implementation of the key Graduation interventions and related activities including participant trainings, asset package identification and delivery, life skills coaching, formation of savings groups, health care support and social integration.
·         Supervise and monitor field operation activities through frequent field visits for smooth implementation of all programme activities.
·         Keenly monitor all front-line staff, as well as coordinate with BRAC staff for expertise on agriculture/livelihoods, technical, health, finance and logistics.
·         Organize and conduct training, material development and process documentation of the training, as well as input on monitoring and knowledge management for the pilot
·         Serve as a representative of the project and support at all external activities including but not limited to technical donor reviews, implementation partner and stakeholder meetings, and relevant learning events, among others.
·         Report directly to the CR on each implementation activity, using documentation process/templates
·         Manage potential external technical consultants and partners to ensure high quality outputs.
·         Ongoing reviews of programme implementation areas and selection of branches, developing yearly targets, recruitment of staff, staff setup and training,
·         Formulate proposals related to the programme and lead teams in key areas of project design, including budget development, proposal writing, identifying and developing new funding sources.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the BRAC International Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) job placement should hold a Master’s Degree in Development Studies/Economics/ Anthropology/Sociology, with concentration/major in Development Studies/Sociology.
·         Five years of experience in different development sectors working towards the improvement of livelihoods of ultra poor and marginal people through implementing integrated development interventions including microfinance and agricultural and off­-farm.
·         Good management and pedagogical skills in the income generation, agriculture, food security and livelihood development program.
·         Capacity to manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
·         Strong capacity building/training facilitation skills and experience.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with different stakeholders.
·         Capacity building of ultra poor and local farmer organizations and market actors, dealers.
·         Good report writing skills, and experience in conducting surveys.
·         Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
·         Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
·         Strong financial/budget management skills required.
·         The ability to coordinate effective team work and to work effectively within a team.
·         Strong conceptual, creative and analytical skills and be responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
·         Computer skills (Microsoft office, Photoshop).
·         Experience of project proposal development/project management/coordination in establishing and managing TUP projects/livelihoods projects, including monitoring, evaluation, administration, finance, and logistics, in complex and challenging environments.
·         Technical knowledge on microfinance, food security, livelihood, nutrition, social protection, gender and diversity and environmental issues, and participatory approaches.
·         Direct involved on identify income generating activities and marketing related intervention for smallholder farmers/ultra poor through Market development approaches.
·         Development of training materials for facilitating marketing and other technical training related to income generation activities, marketing as well as organized, coordinated and facilitated different training for staff & counterpart.
·         High level of expertise in representation and negotiation with Government, Donors, partners and other stakeholders.
·         Ability to adapt or change priorities and take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work.
·         Broad grasp of socio-economic policy issues with respect to food security and livelihood development in rural setting.
·         The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team.
·         Ability to conduct work in a professional and fair manner, and building relations with local authorities as a representative of BRAC.
·         Quality to manage local staff in a mature and impartial manner and addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 030/18 in the subject bar.



Entry Level Roaming Engineer Jobs – Nokia

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The Nokia Roaming Engineer will provide 1st line troubleshooting of roaming related failures, complaints and reporting on roaming
·         Execute Work orders and assist IREG operations with regards to roaming on the network
·         Perform roaming tests (IR24, IR32, IR35, IR50, IR60 and IR85) for different technologies, implement and debug the roaming configuration
·         Implement, operate and maintain roaming related platforms
·         Check and update the Roaming SIM database
·         Analyze system reports and alarms; make diagnoses as input for continuous improvement
·         Take part in inter-departmental projects relating to roaming

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Nokia Roaming Engineer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in IT / Telecom / Electrical / Computer Engineering
·         One to three years of relevant work experience
·         General GSM, GPRS, UMTS and LTE knowledge. .
·         Experience in the telecommunications domain.
·         Good knowledge of CCITT CC7 signaling protocols.
·         MSC/VLR/SGSN / MME / HLR / STP experience with bias to Huawei technologies
·         Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols is an advantage
·         Excellent Team worker
·         Effective Communication and assertive
·         Committed to Quality
·         Methodical and able to treat several problems autonomously
·         Customer Minded
·         Hardworking and Self-driven, working under minimum supervision
All candidates who wish to join Nokia in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.



Several No Experience Student Internship Jobs (American Center) – United States Embassy / US Mission

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-023
Open to: Ugandan Students
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Intern will support the U.S. Mission’s American Center for a period of six months. The incumbent will assist with the administration of the American Center. The intern would be responsible for assisting American Center event planning, computer use monitoring, responding to basic public inquiries, scheduling appointments, processing membership cards, and managing the circulation desk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         The American Center US Embassy Intern will also assist with circulation desk tasks, including processing membership cards, checking out collection materials, and accepting returns.
·         Answer basic questions regarding American Center services from callers or walk-in clients.
·         Ensure that Staff American Center information table is availed at public events and respond to basic public inquiries.
·         Add new materials to the existing collection, including magazines and DVDs.
·         Keenly monitor computer usage in the American Center.
·         Sort book, DVDs, magazines and other items according to established procedure and return them to shelves or other designated storage areas.
·         The American Center US Embassy Intern will also be keeping the space and its collection tidy.
·         Act as a back up to the American Center Assistant.
·         Other jobs as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for US Embassy Internship jobs should have completed senior six and currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution with good academic standing (official transcripts and a letter from the registrar will be required).
·         Previous participation in at least ten different American Center programs.
·         The American Center US Embassy Intern should have general knowledge of administrative and office procedures.
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
·         Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and perform under pressure. 
·         Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), and digital literacy required.
·         Language:  English fluency (reading/writing/speaking) is required.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.