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Several No Experience Customer Service Jobs – Enterprise Bankers – Barclays Bank UK

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station: Ndeeba, Kampala, Uganda
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 primary purpose of the role in Enterprise Banking is customer acquisition and service in line with the Bank’s compliance guidelines. The incumbent will be responsible for business development both with new customers and with existing customers where they are expected to increase “wallet share.” The jobholder will also be charged with ensuring appropriate introductions to the Relationship Manager where Enterprise Banking clients require specialist advice and support. He /she will also serves as an integral member of the Business Banking/Retail Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will be the primary focal contact for the opening of Enterprise Banking accounts, following the Bank’s recruitment policies and procedures.
  • Grow portfolio profitability by identifying new and existing customer potential including sales opportunities and new product promotion initiatives.
  • Determine the products and solutions that are most effective in meeting customers’ needs and be able to sell these at short notice both reactively and proactively.
  • Proactively generate customer interest in products and services either by face-to-face (in branch and client visits), or telephone contact including following up leads provided by colleagues.
  • Originate and initiate client credit applications to the commercial credit team in line with the existing Barclays Africa SME lending guidelines. Clear delivery of lending decisions, demonstrating ownership of the decision, and exploration of alternative solutions to ensure appropriate matching of client needs is critical.
  • Carry out customer meetings that have well defined call objectives, desired outcomes and a well-constructed plan.
  • Actively communicate all key messages to customers including agreed service standards, negotiated pricing, relationship team contact points
  • Handle and find amicable solutions to all customer complaints
  • Achieve and seek to exceed all agreed sales and servicing targets.
  • Serve as an active member of the Business Banking/Retail team, supporting branch based staff and others in the delivery of excellent customer service.
  • Plan a personal campaign of sales activity around promotions or initiatives to meet personal objectives and targets.
  • Consult customer owners/managers on financial/ credit issues and general business practice/ideas.
  • Research, create and follow up on a target list for potential new business
  • Work closely with Relationship Managers, Associate Relationship Managers and Credit Managers to ensure that credit applications for new and existing facilities are correctly prepared in accordance with existing policies/guidelines
  • Embrace and support the management of change.
  • Update/maintain Customer Information and Contact History records.
  • Responsible for the continuous development of self and proactively share learning with others.
  • Responsible for recording and maintaining personal performance records.
  • In charge of control of the quality of the portfolio, using available triggers and adherence to Risk management guidelines and policies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the Enterprise Banker Jobs should be well versed with the Bank’s core set products
  • For Complex products, will have a detailed knowledge of the requirements of the more sophisticated customers
  • Exhaustive working knowledge of the products and services available in the SME Banking Sector is also required
  • Working knowledge of the Barclays Africa & Middle East Change Governance Framework will be highly preferred
  • Self-sufficiency in personal management in order to ensure that targets are achieved, through effective planning and monitoring of performance.
  • The applicant should possess good working knowledge of the challenges faced by a range of different businesses, and of the environment in which SME businesses operate.
  • Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Strong selling and negotiation Skills
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Good relationship Skills
  • Credit Risk Skills
  • Team Skills
  • Excellent communications 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:

Beauty Spa Manager Job Opportunity – Hammam Spa & Saloon (Fairway Hotel)

Organisation: Hammam Spa & Saloon
Duty Station: Fairway Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
Hammam Spa & Saloon provides the best services to ensure their clients have an opportunity to renew their spirit and nurture their natural beauty with dedicated professionals.
Job Summary:  The Beauty Spa Manager is responsible for the commercial success of the spa and saloon and will also manage the daily operations including personnel, finances, marketing, and the services offered.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Mentor, supervise and lead a spa team – The spa manager is responsible for coaching their spa staff team members and ensuring that they are adequately trained to carry out their respective jobs. As well as arranging rotas so that the spa is effectively staffed at all times, the spa manager is responsible for motivating  their team into providing an exceptional service to their clients at all times.
  • Achieve financial targets relating to spa revenue – The spa manager is responsible for ensuring that spa membership sales, retail product and treatment sales are all in line with budgeted expectations.
  • Understand commercial stats and figures – Because the spa manager is ultimately running a business they will need to understand profit and loss statements, be able to effectively interpret KPIs and provide accurate sales forecasts and reports.
  • Ensure the spa is clean, safe and tidy – One of the spa manager’s key roles is to ensure the spa is spotlessly clean throughout, tidy and above all else safe. They must keep abreast of health and safety legislation, protocols and be able to carry out an effective risk assessment of the spa.
  • Monitoring stock levels – Spas need a surprising amount of stock to operate ranging from towels, robes, slippers, skincare products etc. The Spa Manager will need to ensure that the spa can effectively cater for their customers whether it be in providing them with complimentary refreshments or products so that therapists can deliver their booked treatments
  • Delivering Top Service standards – The spa manager will be responsible for driving service standards within the spa so that all customers are treated to the very best service from the moment they arrive at the spa to when they leave.
  • Proactive in promoting the spa – The Spa Manager will be fully expected to become involved in marketing the spa and promoting its services by developing publicity opportunities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Three to five years of experience in managing a spa preferably at a hotel or a specialist healthcare club
  • Good business acumen and commercial awareness
  • An ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Great people skills, ability to get on with a wide range of different personalities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High standards of personal hygiene and grooming
  • A good understanding of what constitutes excellent customer service
  • Age: 35-45 years
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters and updated CVs via email to ugandanjobline@gmail.com with the subject line quoted as “Spa Manager.”
NB: Please also kindly include your salary expectation in the cover letter.



Fresher Finance Assistant NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Reports to: Area Manager
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  The Finance Assistant will facilitate the efficient and effective financial operation of DRC operational office. She/he will ensure compliance with all DRC Operations Handbook Manual (OHB) alongside donor policies, procedures, guidelines and rules. She/he will seek and receive policy guidance/ instructions and support from Programme Manager on their respective areas of responsibilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support in the preparation of the budget.
  • Implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Establish the Fund requirements, and maintain adequate cash levels in the bank and submits cash flow forecast every 25th of the month to the Senior Finance Officer.
  • Makes Bank payments, process approved payments of supplier / service provider invoices on the basis of complete documentation
  • Responsible for the management of Monthly cash books. Prepares weekly cashbooks’ with complete documentations for all the projects for review by Finance Officer before sharing with the Senior Finance Officer every Friday of the week.
  • Provides the financial review of all Order Requests (OR) and Request for payments in accordance to the set limit in the DRC, Uganda internal Delegation of Authority and running budget line balance.
  • Supports the Finance Officer to verify approved payment Vouchers for all payments in accordance to the set limit in the DRC, Uganda internal Delegation of Authority and running budget line balance.
  • Ensure Program Manager reviews/carries out physical cash count reconciled at the end of the week (Friday) and that Cash counts are filled in Kampala for review by Senior Finance Officer the following Monday together with the weekly updated cashbook.
  • Ensure month end cash counts are properly done and submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala by 1st of every month and month end cash books are submitted to Senior Finance Officer 2nd of every month.
  • Prepares Monthly bank reconciliation and send end of month Bank statement to DRC Country office in Kampala by the 2nd of every month.
  • Ensure scanning of cover sheets and supporting documents and sees that proper filing is done in accordance with donor requirements and/ or DRC OHB manual.
  • Ensure copies of project files and related documents are submitted to DRC Country office, Kampala for back up storage in both hard and soft copies with Maximum of two months delay for each month.
  • Keep copies of all documents submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala in file for reference in soft copy.
  • Monitor project budgets closely and advice program Manager/Project coordinators on any issues of concern.
  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly and annual DRC and donor reports preparation.
  • Confirm that full accountabilities (documentations) are obtained for all expenditures and validity of claims all financial claims.
  • Support the Finance Officer to prepare schedules for all taxes withheld or paid on a monthly basis where relevant and submit to Senior Finance Officer for verification before submission to the relevant authorities.
  • Supporting Finance and Programme Managers to adequately prepare for both internal and independent audits.
  • Responsible for banking activities.
  • Ensure the safeguarding of all available funds.
  • Reconcile the accounts payables.
  • Reconcile the accounts receivables/advances and Issue receipts for all the funds received.
  • Ensure contracts are respected and paid for according to agreed terms of payments.
  • Monitor fuel costs for all fleet and equipment.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Uphold the DRC’s Code of Conduct.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Assistant job placement should hold a Degree in Finance or Accounting and final or Part certification in CPA or ACCA
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in finance or accounting in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proven management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices. Knowledge of working in challenging environments
Applications should be in English and include the following:
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to recruitment@drcuganda.org. Please clearly indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 22nd July 2018 by 5:00 pm


2 Nutrition Officer Non-profit Jobs – Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII)

Organization: Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII)
Project Name:The Livestock for Livelihoods Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII) is an indigenous, not-for-profit non-governmental center of excellence, established in 2005 with the aim of undertaking research and innovations development on agriculture and food systems to ensure sustainable increase in farmers’ income, food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability in Eastern and Central Africa. AfrII envisions small holder farmers enjoying increased incomes and assured of food and nutrition security and the organization’s mission is to undertake agricultural research and innovations that transform the lives and incomes of small holder farmers while ensuring food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability.
Africa Innovations Institute and Farm Africa are implementing a four year project by working with local civil society, SMEs, cooperatives and farmer organizations to develop market systems that support livestock services and enterprises for 21,000 women, contributing to women’s economic empowerment, reduced poverty and improved nutrition of women and children. The project will address market failures in animal health and breeding services to improve livestock productivity, build capacity and assets of herders, establish trade and enterprise opportunities and improve household nutrition practices through behavioral change. It will demonstrate how nutrition interventions can build on women’s economic empowerment to contribute to both increased income and improved household nutrition
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that the nutrition activities of the project are implemented according to the project manual
  • Work closely with district officials and liaising with local government and Non-Governmental Organization partners on issues critical to the project
  • Prepare and manage work plans to ensure that all project activities are well executed
  • Conduct regular support supervisory visits to communities to ensure quality of project activities and support identification and documentation of quality success stories
  • Participate in project monitoring activities to provide an overview of the situation on the ground in order to estimate the immediate needs of the population within the area of operations and select the most appropriate intervention strategy;
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using donor formats; including weekly updates and monthly reports
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other Farm Africa staff for the smooth running of the project
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the project coordinator (AfrII)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Nutrition Officer job placement must hold a University degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health nutrition or any other closely related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Added advantage: Masters ‘degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Agricultural sciences or any other closely related discipline or additional credentials or certificates in specific sector-related topics such as community Nutrition
  • At least three years of experience working in Nutrition program/project implementation preferably in a senior position in Non-Government Organization.
  • Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle
  • Excellent understanding of best practice Nutrition approaches in community development
  • Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.
  • Excellent skills in training, mentoring and supporting communities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different background
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Karimojong is an advantage.
Hand deliver 1 page cover letter, an updated CV (maximum 4 pages), photocopies of relevant academic credentials, names and contacts for three professional referees to include your current employer/ supervisor. Applicants must register their applications upon delivery to;
Africa Innovations Institute
Plot 1544, Koire Close off Old Kira Road, Bukoto,
NB:AfrII is an equal opportunities employer, so these positions are open to all who have the legal right to work in Uganda without employer sponsorship. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.



Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluatin Officer

Organization: Opportunity International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Job Title: M&E Officer – Uganda

Reports to: Senior Programme Manager

Based in: Kampala, Uganda

GET MORE CHILDREN INTO BETTER SCHOOLS

This role will be the M&E focal point for Opportunity International’s £2.5 million Girls Education Challenge (GEC) Project, known in Uganda as Empowerment for Girls’ Education (EGE). This UKAID funded project focuses on supporting girls to transition through key stages of schooling to enable them to complete a full cycle of education. The project aims to reduce the number of girls dropping out of school through a combination of teacher capacity building, life-skills training and targeted use of financial services alongside raising awareness about the value of girls’ education and lifting educational standards through school governance improvement. The project is implemented by a consortium of seven partners with diverse skills and expertise from education, finance, youth empowerment and other development sectors.

The M&E Officer will work closely with consortium partners M&E contact persons and the Education Finance (EduFinance) team of Opportunity International. EduFinance works to increase the number of children accessing to quality education, by improving the quality of teaching, school leadership and learning environment in Affordable Private Schools.

EduFinance provides access to financial services for affordable private schools and parents and builds the capacity of school leaders and teachers in low income countries. EduFinance works in 17 countries worldwide and is growing rapidly.

M&E OFFICER ROLE

The M&E Officer will be in charge ensuring that accurate and timely information for tracking project performance against set outputs, outcomes and impact indicators is collected from schools participating in the EGE project and other Opportunity International’s Education Quality program in Uganda.

This will involve:

· Designing tools for data collection activities, including observation checklists, focus group discussion survey schedules and interview questionnaires.

· Working with M&E officers in partner organization to standardize data collection tools across the project

· Collecting information from among others school proprietors, teachers, learners and parents

· Monitoring project activities including classroom activities, trainings, cluster meetings, girls’ club activities.

· Drafting project reports

The M&E Coordinator will periodically report on the state of project performance to Opportunity International and its partners.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Qualifications

· Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an education field is a necessary requirement for this position.

· A master’s degree or equivalent such as post graduate diploma in education, research, statistics, or social sciences will be an added advantage

Experience

· At least 5 years’ experience of practicing or leadership in an educational establishment or organisation.

· At least 3 years’ experience in M&E or research involving education.

· Experience in writing case studies and reports on best practices.

Required Skills:

· Fluency in English and at least 2 local languages.

· Use of Realtime ICT data collection tools such as in digital surveys and classroom observation.

· Good data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills.

· Good communication and facilitation skills.

· Willingness to travel regularly across the country using public transport.

· Flexibility to work on multiple projects, adjusting priorities based on need.

· Honest and direct in communication and business practice.

· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

· Commitment to organizational values (commitment, humility, respect, integrity, stewardship, and transformation).

CONTRACT TYPE

· Full time, fixed term up to March 2020.

LOCATION

· Kampala, Uganda. But the role will involve frequent travel across the country.

COMPENSATION

· Dependent on performance track record.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

· None

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

· Up to 70% required annually.

· Able to travel at short notice and with high flexibility.

How to apply:

Interested eligible candidates should submit a letter of interest and updated CV by email to aburrows@opportunity.org. The deadline for submission of applications is 31st July 2018 17.00 GMT. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and a quick recruitment process may be implemented.

Regional Project Coordinator Employment Opportunity – AIDS Information Centre (AIC)

Organization: AIDS Information Centre (AIC)
Reports to: Regional Project Coordinator
AIDS Information Centre (AIC) is a national Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children. AIC is one of the Sub Recipient CSO implementing the USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, The consortium partners for the Better Outcomes Project include: World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) as the prime partner; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), Mercy Corps, Youth Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The project targets 6 districts of Northern Uganda, these include: Arua, Kitgum, Gulu, Apac, Lira and Oyam.
Job Summary:  The District Coordinator ARUA will ensure Orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services, advocate for increased and improved core services for OVC, youth, and their caregivers by Local governments, CSOs and informal community structures and ensure improved coordination of community-based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure Orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services
  • Ensure Increased Temporary Consumption Support (TCS)
  • Advocate for increased Savings and Credit Opportunities and Opportunities for Growing Income and Assets
  • Champion Group-Based Education and Support Programming
  • Ensure Local governments, CSOs and informal community structures increase and improve core services for OVC, youth, and their caregivers
  • Advocate for increased planning and coordination for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased financing for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased staffing levels and higher-performing workforce for OVC, youth and their caregivers
  • Increased use of Evidence in OVC Programming at Local Government Level
  • Improved Quality Service Models and Delivery Mechanisms for OVC, Youth and their Caregivers
  • Improved coordination of community-based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care.
  • Improved Referral Systems and Linkages between Community-Based Clinical and Socio-Economic 
  • Improved Models for Integrating Clinical and Socio-Economic Services for Very Young OVC and their Caregivers
  • Put in place improved models for youth and care givers
  • Write monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for the district.
  • Support partners in developing tools for allowing smooth monitoring of activities.
  • Facilitate document processes, models, best practices and lessons learnt are integrated into activities implemented.
  • Advocate to local authorities community’s needs, and rising awareness on vulnerability identified.
  • Ensure reports (oral and writing) describe in details and with the maximum accuracy the situation faced at field level.
  • Ensure concerned people and particularly within line management are always timely updated on the status of the project.
  • Annual and other work plans and budgets for the district prepared and submitted to headquarters for approval
  • Human, financial and other AIC resources in the regional well utilised, managed and properly accounted for
  • Awareness of the need for and usefulness of AIC services created and maintained in the region
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in in Development studies, Social sciences, psychology, public health
  • Post graduate training in Project planning and Management is added advantage
  • Four years of working experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation in local government sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical support to project implementation.
  • Should have communication, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • A team player and an effective training facilitator.
Applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact and details of at least 3 referees to the addresses below indicating their salary expectations.
The Human Resource Officer, AIC Uganda
Deadline: 24th July, 2018 by 5:00 pm



Senior Personal Secretary Job Placement – Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC)

Organisation: Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commission Chairperson
Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) envisions “a Uganda with Financially Sustainable Local Governments that provide Efficient and Effective Services.” LGFC exists in order: “to Ensure Effective Mobilisation and Equitable Distribution of Financial Resources for Service Delivery in Local Governments.”
Job Summary:  The Senior Personal Secretary will provide Secretarial, administrative, office managerial and public relations services to the commission
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides secretarial services which includes:
  • In conjunction with relevant officers, drawing up and monitoring appointments and programmes;
  • Taking dictation, transcribing and presenting accurate and error free work;
  • Attending to callers, either in person or on telephone;
  • Receive and Disseminate correspondences, mails and other information for the office plus making and following up on appointments;
  • Ensure timely responses to inquiries and correspondences to and from office;
  • Receiving incoming email and supervising the dispatch of outgoing email.
  • Organizing meetings, taking minutes and conveying the decisions of such meetings to the relevant offices;
  • Carries out researches, prepares and writes articles and press statements for the Chairperson for the media;
  • Ensuring that the relevant documents for meetings and speeches are produced on time and properly organized;
  • Drafting letters of routine nature
Provides Office Managerial services which includes:
  • Ensuring cleanliness and orderliness of the office;
  • Managing records in accordance with established security and records management procedures;
  • Requisitioning and managing office stationery and equipment.
  • Supervising the Secretarial and Office Assistants
Key Performance Indicators:
  • High quality secretarial services provided
  • High quality office managerial service provided

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Senior Personal Secretary should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Secretarial Studies IB.SES), or equivalent qualifications from a recognized awarding institution;
  • An additional qualification in office management and or public relations, mass communication is an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience as Personal Secretary is required.
  • Computer skills using several Micro-office packages such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Database Management.
  • Knowledge of using various office machines like fax, photocopiers and audio equipment;
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili or French or Germany or Arabic
  • Knowledge of Records and Information Management;
  • Ethnics and Integrity
  • Concern for standards
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Public Relations and Customer Care
  • Team Work
  • Confidentiality; and
  • Time Management.
Application should be submitted to the Secretary, Local Government Finance Commission, P. O. Box 23143, Kampala. Uganda



5 Fresher Project Officer Job Opportunities – Straight Talk Foundation (STF)

Organization: Straight Talk Foundation (STF)
Straight Talk Foundation (STF) is a health communications National Non Governmental Organisation that was founded in 1993. For the past 25 years it has been the leading provider of various social and behavior change communication programs to various stakeholders in Uganda. The organization has immense experience in the use of modern communication program approaches in addressing diverse health and development issues. STF implements activities through print, radio and face to face communication. Its programs and interventions target young people as its primary audience, while parents and teachers are its secondary audience. STF utilises highly effective behaviour change communication models and combines mass media and face to face community outreach and mobilization programs.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will be responsible for implementation of field level STF programme operations in line with the set performance targets and STF policies and standards. The job holder also supports community orientations and mobilization in line with the STF policies. The role holder interfaces with both in-school and out-of-school young people and other stakeholders on a day-today basis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Straight Talk Foundation (STF) Project Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education or related field.
  • A minimum of two years of working experience in development programmes of managing project operations is essential.
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in, Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery.
  • Possession of demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills is a MUST.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to operate a motorcycle.
All candidates are encourages to apply online with a copy of updated CV and a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three professional referees addressed to;
The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Plot 4, Acacia Avenue, Kololo,
P.O Box 22366, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: straighttalkjobs@gmail.com clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line.
Deadline: 27th July 2018 by 05:00pm Ugandan Time.



Human Resource Manager US Non-profit Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Senior Human Resources Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Establish recruiting and hiring plans and procedures for EGPAF offices in liaison with HR officers and line managers
·         Manage employee orientation process, onboarding and the first 90-days including probation period tracking.
·         In liaison with the SHRM, Manage the performance management system, driving focus on performance management, annual and mid-year reviews.
·         Make communications on all internal policies and procedures as well as external regulations and applicable labour laws to ensure compliance.
·         Manage administration of personnel benefits and compliance with tax laws, including employee terms & conditions of service, salaries & benefits, employment contracts, and leave records.
·         Participate in the supervision and performance of Site Based Staff to ensure that the Foundation get values for money.
·         Review HR returns/reports by HRO’S for accuracy   before sharing with relevant stakeholders – WFN/Halogen etc.
·         Review Leave management and ensure timely processing in the leave management system.
·         Manage and ensure correctness and completion of HR records and documentation including Personnel files, organization charts and databases. Ensure Audit ready records and files.
·         Assist in Employee relations related to Staff Welfare management and other related HR initiatives
·         Carry out regular field trips to project offices to monitor and review human resource and administrative procedures and assist project staff, where appropriate.
·         Reliever to SHR Manager.
·         Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Human Resource Manager job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s or preferably advanced degree in human resource management, organization development, organizational psychology or similar.
·         Additional professional certification in HRM preferred.
·         Must be a member of the HR Uganda body
·         Seven to ten years of experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience as an HR manager
·         Extensive experience in multi-cultural, multi-national and multi-site non-profit organizations preferred.
·         Expertise in national labour law, employment legislation & employment practices.
·         NGO and international donor/grantee compliance experience a plus.
·         Excellent interpersonal, communications, customer service, consulting, coaching and organizational skills, with a track record of driving change and innovation.
·         Strong problem solver with strong business skills and strategic acumen, organizational diagnostic skills, analytical skills, and excellent team-building skills.
·         High level of confidentiality
·         High energy and maturity with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities.
·         Both strategic and tactical: able to lead in a ‘role up your sleeves’ manner that is perceived to be people-centric and effective.
·         Culturally astute, respectful and tolerant, able to promote and support diversity in the workplace, and able to gain the trust and respect of peers.
·         Fluency in English and at least one local language.
·         Willingness to travel regularly to field offices, with occasional international travel.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 27th July 2018



4 Entry Level Field Training Officer (FTO) Job Vacancies – Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)

Organization: Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Reports to: Project Manager
Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali, Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support (AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production.This program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest handling and access to microfinace.
It’s from this background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.
Job Summary:   The Field Training Officer (FTO) will work with the Program Manager to effectively implement the project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop training manual on cassava, maize and beans agronomy
  • Conduct mobilization for farmers and other stakeholders to participate in planned project activities
  • To train farmers in agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing for cassava, maize, beans and other grains including sorghum
  • To train farmers in savings and lending Associations (VSLAs) methodology
  • Implement climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions in small scale irrigation, tree planting and energy saving cook stoves
  • To establish and strengthen Rural producer Organizations
  • Support in the strengthening of Satellite Collection Points (SCPs) management committees
  • To mentor the Producer Rural Organizations in bulking and collective marketing
  • Participate in sensitization programmes including distribution of maize, beans and climate change related information
  • Actively participate in the periodic meetings and events by OPM and UNHCR and other key project stakeholders.
  • Document processes during farmer engagements and document change stories
  • Monitor the progress of interventions in maize and beans value chains
  • Develop weekly, monthly plans and produce activity, weekly, monthly reports and change stories for monthly newsletter
  • Perform any other roles as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor Education requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agro-ecology and other related fields in a recognized University. A master degree or postgraduate diploma in agriculture with bias in crop husbandry or agribusiness is an added advantage
  • Two to three years of practical experience in cassava, maize and beans agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing
  • Experience in on-farm trainings
  • Experience working with refugees is an added advantage
  • Proven on farm demonstrative extension
  • Good report writing skills and speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability  to speak fluently in Runyankole/Rukiga, Kinyabwisha and Kiswahili is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as per developed work plans and budget
  • Willingness to travel frequently to rural areas using a motorcycle
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information and value chain development concepts
Application should be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28, Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional references.
Email to: humanresource@krcug.org. Applications sent through other e-mails other than the one indicated in this job advert shall not be considered.