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Senior Procurement Officer Job Opportunity – Medequip Limited

Organisation: Medequip Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Medequip Limited is one of the leading distributors of medical equipment, supplies and consumables in Uganda, especially imaging and radiology, critical care, surgical, and medical furniture.
Job Summary: The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the timely procurement of goods and services for the Company, ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality.  All purchases shall be in accordance with Company standard practices, and all mandatory laws of the Sovereign Country. The Officer will promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaison with the external supplier community and CompanyDepartments. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the Company and staff in all aspects of purchasing.
  • Ensures that all purchasing is in compliance with regulations and laws related to purchasing practices and in accordance with Company standard practices.
  • Prepares and develops bid documents and supplier bid lists to obtain competitive quotations on commodities and services.
  • Promotes the Purchasing section as an effective resource for addressing Supply Management issues.
  • Keeps constantly apprised of economic / business situations as they affect purchasing policy; makes recommendations to adequately meet those changing conditions.
  • Develops and updates department procedures and recommends changes to related college standard practices; interprets policies and procedures to the Company and staff in their need to purchase supplies and services.
  • Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative purchasing.
  • Solicits information regarding a variety of commodities by telephone, facsimile, interview or written requests ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality.
  • Reviews tenders and purchase award documentation with respect to quality, suitability, delivery and pricing.
  • Responsible for awarding a contract with consensus from the respective department.
  • Responsible for the development and administration of the awarded contract.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation on all solicitations, responses, purchases, contracts, correspondence and related follow up.
  • Expedites outstanding purchase orders to ensure delivery requirements are met.
  • Promotes and develops contact and liaison with the external supplier community and the Company.
  • Interviews current suppliers to improve levels of service and new suppliers to develop and establish new sources of supply.
  • Collects and reports statistics to measure commodity and/or supplier performance.
  • Prepares reports to ensure compliance with related laws and regulations..
  • Coordinates and resolves problems with end user departments and suppliers.
  • Assist in resolving Accounts Payable invoice discrepancies and variances after Accounts Payable make initial inquiry.
  • Assists Shipping and Receiving with shipment /transportation related discrepancies and variances.
  • Performs other related duties such as special assignments and annual major objectives as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must be a certified Professional Purchaser accreditation and/or Business Degree,
  • Three years of experience in International Procurement.
  • Maintains confidentiality of purchasing and financial information.
  • Ensures compliance with standard practices, regulations and statutes.
  • Core Performance Competencies for all employees of the Company :
  • Building Rapport – developing good relationships; getting along well with people and putting them at ease.
  • Client/Customer Awareness – exemplifying excellent customer service skills.
  • Interpersonal Relations – recognizing the “people” aspect of issues and the need for positive relationships; produces good results through interaction with others.
  • Listening Skills – attentive hearing; demonstrating understanding from what has been expressed.
  • Organizing/Planning Ability – problem solving and time management skills; meeting as well as working under deadlines; goal setting based on priorities.
  • Personal Work Ethic – meeting as well as working under deadlines; setting high standards for oneself.
In addition, to the Core Competencies identified as being required by all Company  staff, the following competencies are also integral to the position:
  • Attention to Detail – Checking for accuracy in one’s work; controlling/eliminating errors; showing concern for all areas of a task, however small.
  • Analytical Skills – Collecting, comparing and relating data from different sources; identifying issues; anticipating problems.
  • Integrity – can be trusted to perform duties in a proper and honest manner.
  • Computer Skills – using appropriate computer skills and knowledge, ranging from data entry to systems analysis, to achieve work goals.
  • Consultative Skills – Giving effective professional advice to meet the identified needs of the client/customer.
  • Team Skills – being able to work collaboratively with others in a participative management environment; working independently as well as working on a team.
  • Written Skills – Conveying information accurately in an appropriate written format; expressing oneself effectively in writing.
All candidates are encouraged to hand deliver their applications with updated CVs to our address below;
Block 29 – Plot 1521 Mawanda Rd
P.O Box 23350 Kampala. Uganda
Tel: +256 414 530166

Deadline: 11th May 2018


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7 No Experience Trainee Store Manager Job Opportunities – Pepstore Uganda

Organisation: Pepstore Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Entebbe, Mukono, Jinja, Mbale, Masaka and Mbarara, Uganda
Pepstore Uganda deals in clothing and footwear, homeware, FMCG, cellular and airtime products and also offers a range of other services such as cash-backs, Capfin (for loans), funeral policies, cross-border money transfers, selected bill payments, Flash electricity tokens and many more.
Job Summary: The Trainee Store Manager will undergo a structured training programme as well as on-the-job training in order to become competent for the position of a Store Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Increase sales by ensuring good customer service, maintenance of the store image, presentation and promotion of stock, stock management and correct pricing of products.
  • Stock loss is minimised through compliance with security measures, stock and cash handling procedures.
  • Drive a low cost business according to company standards.
  • Ensure administrative duties within the store are in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Management of team – training, coaching and performance management of team members while maintaining the company culture.
  • Adhoc projects and duties

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should have completed tertiary institution or have higher qualifications
  • Retail experience will be advantageous
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. MS Office – basic
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Uganda Citizen
  • Personal Competencies required: Honesty; Passion & Resourcefulness; Service Orientation; Leadership; Coaching; Communication; Problem assessment and problem solving; Building and maintaining relationships; Stress tolerance
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs of maximum 3 pages with no attachments to: ugaps1@pepstores.com


Service and Technology Manager Employment Opportunity – MTN-Uganda

Organisation: MTN-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Technology Solutions
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.
Job Summary: The Service and Technology Manager plays a leadership role to the presales technical function which offers daily and direct technical know-how/ product knowledge and solutions options and advisory support to the sales team. Also helps in building support efficiencies for a better post sales customer experience for corporate voice solutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide expertise in Solution Development and Systems Management of Sales Engineering function within MTN Business
  • Lead the solutions team to provide Pre/Post Sales Technical support to the lesser Skilled Sales force tasked with acquisition and CRM
  • Harness the Development of Technical Solutions for the Corporate Customers based on     information gathered by Account Mangers
  • Assist in Bid and Proposal preparation (Handling all Technical Aspects)
  • Manage the day to day operations of the solutions team including pre and post-sales support/ product demonstrations to enhance growth of revenue
  • Preparation and Delivery of Technical presentations to the various target Markets based on the Overall Sales Strategies
  • Provide Corporate Sales Training on New Products and services to Account Managers and Corporate Clients

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the MTN Uganda Service and Technology Manager job opportunity placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in ICT/ Electrical/Telecoms Engineering /Computer Science Degree (BSc/Masters level)
  • Business qualification is relevant.
  • ICT Industry Certifications are relevant- Preferred qualifications CISSP, MCSE, CCNA or any other industry Certifications
  • Five years of experience in a Sales environment handling Technical solutions delivery and support.
  • Strong understanding of technology services & infrastructure IP Networks, Data Centers and Cloud Services
  • Successful track record in developing solutions and Supporting Enterprise Solutions and Presales
  • Must have a valid driver’s License Class B as a minimum with at least 1 year driving experience with a Manual Car
  • Flexibility and ability to work anywhere in the Country at short notice as the Job requires to achieve business objectives
  • Commitment to the Organization
  • Leadership, Coaching and Developing
  • Managing Accountability
  • Teamwork & Experience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic and business goals   orientation
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem   Solving
  • Strong interpersonal and   communication skills
  • Ability to function under pressure
  • Knowledge of the market and industry
  • In-depth understanding of technology and services
  • Product development
  • Operational management

NB:
 Please note that presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead to criminal prosecution.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O. Box 24624, Kampala, Uganda (MTN Nyonyi Gardens)
Deadline: 30th April 2018


TB/HIV Coordinator NGO Jobs – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda

Organisation: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)  
Reports to: Care and Treatment Manager
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres of Excellence and international program offi ces in 11 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and North America.
Job Summary: The TB/HIV Coordinator will develop strategies for coordinating the technical working group on paediatric TB
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop a strategic framework that enhances improved documented paediatric TB case finding, notification, management and related linkages from community to health facility level
  • Develop strategies for coordinating periodic retooling exercise in terms of human resource planning and systems and operational working areas
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of strategies for Integration of paediatric TB diagnosis, prevention and management
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and networks with implementing partners to advocate for a comprehensive, relevant and harmonized interventions in the planning , implementation, monitoring and supervision of paediatric TB services
  • Develop and monitor the implementation and evaluation of the Paediatric TB capacity building plan
  • Formulate a strategy for monitoring the integration of paediatric TB activities with other programs specifically paediatric HIV care, child health and maternal health
  • Formulate strategies for monitoring the integration and implementation of quality improvement and control procedures in the implementation of paediatric TB services at heath facility level to improve on service delivery
  • Keenly review the existing M & E framework and prove technical support in the developing of paediatric TB indicators and related appropriate reporting procedures then follow up integration of these indicators
  • Periodically Compile and share reports on the paediatric TB core outputs
  • Develop strategies to organize and conduct operation research

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s in Public Health with an M.B.Ch.B degree and registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council and health systems management training.
  • Three years of experience in managing TB related programs with (2) years relevant working experience preferably in health development
  • Team and communication skills
  • Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.
All candidates should email their applications to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org which should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references; and should be emailed or hand delivered. You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. An approved Medical Check-up report from a recommended health centre for successful candidates is a requirement at entry. Applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 72052 Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th April 2018

Fresher Procurement Officer Job Opportunities -Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)

Organization: Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in Uganda with 34 networked branches and eight contact offices countrywide, an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act, 2003.     
Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will be expected to execute Pride’s Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) activities regarding all equipment, stationery, service and works contracts in line with PPDA, Prides’ policies and the corporate plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide end users on all individual procurement and disposal methods and practices;
  • Liaise with staff and compile all procurement requirements for the Company;
  • Ensure preparation of solicitation documents for procurements and disposal;
  • Participate in evaluation of bids
  • Active participate in preparing, issuing and monitoring of approved contracts;
  • Guide the suppliers on procurement procedures;
  • Verify documentation relating to procurement and organize the same for easy use by all interested parties;
  • Verify deliveries against orders to confirm rightful quantities, quality and price.
  • Verify documentations for completeness before payments are made.
  • Liaise with Finance department to ensure prompt payment for delivered goods and services
  • Liaise with and maintain good relationships with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services;
  • Assist in preparation of periodic procurement and disposal reports to management and PPDA Authority;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Pride Procurement Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply chain Management or in any other related field.
  • Should possess 2 principal passes at A’ level
  • Should possess credits and /or passes in Maths and English at O’ Level.
  • A minimum of two years of working experience in handling procurement or in a related field.
  • The ideal candidate should be organized, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The desired candidates should be self-driven, self-confident, proactive, compliant, disciplined, diligent efficient with high Integrity.
  • Age: Below 30 years
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the: Head Human Capital Management, Pride Micro-finance Limited, Victoria Office Park, Block B,  Plot 6 -9, Ben Kiwanuka Okot Close, P.O. Box 7566, Kampala, Uganda.
The complete applications should include a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates/ transcripts, postal address, current salary, salary expectation, letters of recommendation from 3 referees and a daytime telephone contacts.
NB: All applicants are advised to deal directly with Pride, and canvassing is strictly not allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates from Northen Uganda are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 30th April 2018


2 Programme Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Restless Development

Organization: Restless Development
Duty Station: Jinja and Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
 Salary: UGX 48,249,519 /= and UGX 45,120,770 /=
Restless Development (Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
Job Summary: The Programme Coordinator will oversee the successful delivery of this initiative in one of the regions – Karamoja or Eastern Uganda – working closely with 1 programme officers and 20 young researchers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and delivery: 50%
  • Supported by programme manager and working with the programme officers:
  • Take responsibility for effective preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the Youth Power in Governance programme in their region.
  • Take lead role in sensitization of key actors on the programme
  • Take lead role in the selection and mapping of young researchers, youth-led and youth-serving CBOs and other relevant stakeholders from local government structures
  • Support the training of young researchers
  • Take a lead role in training CBOs partners on youth-led research, advocacy, and youth engagement
  • Support the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best practices
  • Support young researchers during field work including ensuring their welfare throughout the research process and providing guidance and technical aspects of the research
  • Support young researchers to edit and review the research outputs
  • Work closely with the communications teams to ensure final reports’ content is accurate and the design appropriate for dissemination
  • Support young researchers on their advocacy work by facilitating spaces for their engagement with local government officials and other CBO partners
  • Offer mentorship support to the young researchers during their research, advocacy efforts and the civic education programme
  • Oversee all M&E processes of the programme, including ensuring timely programme reports
Partnership Development Management 15%
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders
  • Develop quarterly programme narrative reports and review quarterly financial reports, as well as leading on annual programme reports and internal programme reports
  • Plan and coordinate quarterly engagement meetings with district government officials and lead on following up commitments and actions from engagements with different stakeholders
  • Lead on partnership events and activities to raise the profile of the programme
  • Work with programme officers and research teams to ensure dissemination of the research findings at district and regional level
  • Work with the programme officers to coordinate quarterly youth working group meetings, district coalition meetings and community consultations, including supporting follow up activities as required
  • Develop communication materials about the programme in collaboration with the communications assistant coordinator
  • Support the development of donor expenditure reports
People Management and Development 15%
  • Ensure that the programme officer has clear performance objectives and development plans
  • Continually support and supervise the programme officer through line management, support visits and performance reviews
  • Support young researchers in solving genuine challenges and communicate to programme manager as necessary
  • Line manage and performance manage the programme officer
Financial planning and Management 15: Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Restless Development Programme Coordinator job opportunity must hold a graduate level degree
  • Three years of experience managing similar programmes including significant experience in designing and delivery of youth-led research and youth-led advocacy programme
  • Experience managing and reporting against programme budgets
  • Experience managing staff, including line and performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and manage local/national/regional partnerships
  • Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent organizational skills and methodological approach to programme management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Previous experience in writing briefs and other materials for external audiences
  • Experience in M&E systems and research
  • Experience in lobby and advocacy programmes
  • The individual must be results oriented, highly self-motivated, have demonstrated analytical skills and be comfortable with a rapidly changing environment.
  • The successful individual will also be able to establish strong working relationships with staff in Uganda and internationally.
  • The successful candidate will be personally committed to Restless Development Uganda’s mission and values.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download here, and send it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 30th April 2018


Uganda: Senior HR & Admin Officer

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 09 May 2018

Job Summary: To provide overall (technical) HR support to senior management, lead the HR/Admin team, lead in workforce planning, benefits administration, training and development, and HR administrative services. She/He will direct in attracting, developing and retaining high calibre staff, and ensuring the consistent and efficient implementation of AAH-I HR policies and procedures and best practices across the country program.

Duties & Responsibilities

HR strategy and objectives:

  • Link HR key objectives and priorities to Country strategic objectives through developing HR key performance indicators in order to develop an informed and accountable HR management.
  • Coordinate HR practices and priorities across the Country program in order to provide and reinforce the recruitment and ongoing development of a competent and efficient workforce.
  • Advise senior management on legal, staff development and performance management issues;
  • Participate in discussions about structure, organizational development and change initiatives in line with the Organisation strategic objectives.

HR planning, monitoring and reporting:

  • Reinforce HR planning with all AAH Uganda programmes;
  • Monitor all Human resource activities in alignment with the HR strategic objectives;
  • Compiling HR monthly reports and submit to the Country Director and the Regional Human Resource Manager (AAH-I HQ).

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)

  • Manage the development and maintenance of the Human Resources software/systems; and web sites.

Training and Development

  • Define all Human Resources training programs, and assigns the authority / responsibility of Human Resources and managers within those programs. Provides necessary career development guides and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, and standardized reports.
  • Lead the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and employee development programs.
  • Establish an in-house employee training system that addresses Organizations’ training needs including; training needs assessment, new employee orientation, management development, maximized output cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and knowledge transfer.
  • Assist managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
  • Assists with the development of and monitor the spending of the corporate training budget.

Employment and Consultancy

  • Establish and lead the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire AAH Uganda workforce in compliance with the legal provisions of the country.
  • Participate in interviewing during recruitment processes for candidate and chair any employee selection committees and/or meetings.
  • Participate in the development of JDs and contracts for employees joining AAH programmes.
  • Develop and implement induction programs for new employees in collaboration with Project Managers.

Employee Relations

  • Formulate and recommend Human Resources policies and objectives for the Organization with regard to employee relations.
  • Partner with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, regulations and labour related laws to the employees.
  • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  • Manage employee communication and feedback through such avenues as Organization meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, face to face meetings, and Intranet use.
  • Monitor and advise managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline system of the Organization.
  • Monitor the implementation of a performance improvement process with nonperforming employees.
  • Review employee appeals through the Organizations’ complaint and grievance handling procedures.
  • Review, guide, and approve management recommendations for employment terminations.
  • Lead the implementation of Organization safety and health programs and monitor the tracking of Organizations’ Safety and Health-required data.

Compensation and Benefits Management

  • Participate in adjustment and improvement of the Organization wage and salary structure where needed, pay policies, and oversee the variable pay systems within the Organization.
  • Lead competitive market research to establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
  • Coordinate Organization use of insurances, pension administration, and other staff benefits.

Legal responsibilities

  • Lead Organization compliance with all existing government, labor and legal requirements of the country.
  • Direct the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws. Serves as the primary contact with the labour department and other government agencies.
  • Protects the interests of employees and the Organization in accordance with Organizations’ Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.
  • Liaise with the organization's legal consultant on all matters related to or require legal interpretation and reports to the management.

Expected Outcomes

  • HR standard procedures are achieved first time right
  • Staffs have SMART objectives and performance reviews done on time.
  • Employee relation issues are handled first time right
  • Recruitments follow through the recruitment plan timelines
  • Country management is briefed on new Labour laws implications
  • Periodic HR reports are delivered on time
  • Office seating arrangement meets the demands of the programme
  • Office security and maintenance of furniture and fittings evident
  • Timely contract confirmations, renewal, issue of notice and separation.
  • Staff records are accurate and up to date
  • Training needs analysis done immediately after the objective setting/performance review process
  • All new staff oriented.
  • Succession plans for key positions are developed and maintained

Professional qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, or any other related filed.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology plus a Post Graduate qualification in a similar field from a recognized institution.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • Sound knowledge of Ugandan Labour laws
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar position.

Additional Skills & Competences

  • A team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • A good command of both written and spoken English
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Excellent Management, planning and organizing skills
  • Committed to just workplace ethics, coaching, mentoring and developing others
  • Able to build and develop capacity of others
  • Commitment to the organizational values

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 9 May, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Fresher UN Resettlement Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Position Number: UNOPS 26
Vacancy Notice Number: UNOPS-030/2018
Reports to: Senior Programme Officer
Post Grade: LICA 6             
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: Overall Resettlement co-ordination and management in Uganda is under the authority and supervision of the Senior Resettlement Officer, Julia Zajkowski. Routine management of resettlement activities is primarily accomplished through two Resettlement Officers who divide responsibilities along geographic lines. The Resettlement Officer in Kampala (Gemma Woods), manages and supports resettlement activities in the urban center of Kampala and covers Sub Office Hoima and Sub-Offices in Northern Uganda (Adjumani, Arua, Moyo and Yumbe). The Resettlement Officer in Sub-Office Mbarara (Elizabeth Chege), manages resettlement activities in the settlements of Nakivale, Kyaka, Oruchinga and Rwamwanja.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct interviews with refugees in the resettlement process, taking detailed histories of events in the country of asylum and country of origin
  • Assess cases against requirements of 1951 Refugee Convention and resettlement criteria and analyse protection needs, resettlement needs and refugee claims
  • Produce high quality and persuasive RRFs for submission to resettlement countries
  • Conduct counselling with refugees in the resettlement process, including counselling against fraud
  • Update proGres and physical files appropriately with action taken on cases
  • The incumbent will also correctly identify and flag cases which require additional support / follow up by other units and refer cases as needed
  • Perform any other tasks as required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The Resettlement Associate will be required to complete 5 RRFs per week for submission to the reviewing officer.
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs
  • Awareness of the importance of preventing fraud and ways to mitigate risks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Resettlement Associate job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (e.g. social sciences, law, etc.)
  • At least two years of work experience in relevant work area (e.g. conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, working with refugees in a resettlement context etc.)
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially skills interviewing vulnerable persons-highly desirable.
  • Experience giving advice on resettlement guidelines / policy – highly desirable;
  • Previous experience in the area of refugee resettlement – conducting refugee resettlement assessments and submissions – highly desirable
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English is required.
All interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 29th April 2018


Uganda: Knowledge Management/Learning Officer – Uganda

Organization: Panagora Group
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 24 May 2018

Knowledge Management/Learning Officer – Uganda

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a KM/Learning Officer for an anticipated USAID-funded health system and HIV/AIDS project in Uganda. Applicants are required to have experience working with USAID and must demonstrate an understanding of the health sector in Uganda. This is a full-time position located in Uganda.

Responsibilities of the KM/Learning Officer will include:

· Lead knowledge management, learning and adaptation activities

· Generate, review and disseminate knowledge management and learning products such as case studies, success stories, blogs, etc.

· Develop mechanisms for sharing knowledge among project staff and with local stakeholders

· Build capacity of project staff on learning and adaptation

· Support relevant monitoring and evaluation activities related to the work plan developed by the subcontractor

· Conduct a formative assessment and stakeholder network analysis (identify current stakeholder structure, identify collaboration points, bridges, community leaders) to inform development of KM/CLA Plan

· Work with short-term technical assistance to develop and implement a KM/CLA Plan, including ongoing CLA practiced identified in the plan

· Conduct semi-annual reflections on performance against the work plan

· Work with short-term technical assistance to develop mechanisms to share best practices within public sector and between public and private sector

· Support short-term technical assistance by facilitating organizational development in 8 districts in Acholi region that will lead to achieving relevant donor mandated targets and objectives

· Support targeted capacity building for DHTs and RHITES N Acholi staff

· Support short-term technical assistance in activities related to youth engagement, private sector participation, and capacity building

Qualifications:

· A master’s degree in strategic information-related areas including applied research, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, public health, or related field

· Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in CLA, knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation

· Prior experience with USAID projects, preferably in the public health sector

· Prior experience or familiarity with health or health systems programming

· Strong management and communication skills, including excellent writing ability in English

· Strong attention to detail

· Fluency in English

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to connect@panagoragroup.net with the position title in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

Administrative Officer Irish Aid ESP Programme Jobs – Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project Name: Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme
Funding Source: Irish Aid
Reports to: RTSU Coordinator
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) of Uganda, through its Programme Management Unit (PMU) is implementing Phase two (ESPII) of the Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme. The goal of ESP is to reduce chronic’ poverty and improve life chances for poor men, women and children in Uganda. The programme aims to embed a national social protection system, including social assistance for the poorest and most vulnerable, as a core element of Uganda’s national planning and budgeting processes.
Job Summary: The Administrative Officer will provide administrative support to the RTSU staff and ensure the smooth implementation of the program. The incumbent will be in charge of overall office management, Logistic, fleet management and assets management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing procurement support to regional office and PMU
  • Maintain sufficient stocks of consumables and stationery
  • Maintaining RTSU procurement and admin Files and ensuring safekeeping of office and program records
  • Supporting payment processes, procurement processes by completing necessary paperwork on timely basis
  • Ensuring program vehicles are in good mechanical condition including repairs, services, fuel reconciliations and efficiency report
  • Updating and managing fixed asset registers
  • Supervise drivers on day to day basis
  • Perform and support office in all admin tasks related to smooth running of regional office
  • Any other duties as required by the team to support programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a First Class Degree in either of the following disciplines: Social sciences, Development studies, Public Administration or Business administration
  • A minimum of three years of experience in provision of operations client (services support in a busy and reputable organization.
All candidates should send their application letters, updated CVs and certified evidence of all relevant qualifications to the address below;
P.O. Box 9092, Kampala. Uganda
Email to:pila2consultants@gmail.com;  
Deadline: Monday, 7th May 2018 by 5:00p.m.