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Project Coordinator Civic & Political Space Non-profit Careers – ActionAid

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Policy Advocacy and Campaigns
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.
Job Summary:   The Project Coordinator Civic & Political Space will be responsible for Successful execution of the project including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The coordinator will be responsible for building partnership for collaborative response to shrinking civic and political space in Uganda with the wider Civic Society HRDs, Government and activists.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the implementation of the shrinking political space project.
  • Build networks in local, national and international fora to support the project.
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the project policy, advocacy and campaign’s agenda in line with ALPS, M&E frameworks and guidelines.
  • Lead the documentation and quality assurance of the project activities in line with the project strategy and other guidelines.
  • Identify staff and partners knowledge needs on shrinking political space in line with the AAU Knowledge Management (KM) Strategy
  • Lead in building capacity of Civil Society to withstand, respond and pushback Civil and Political Space.
  • Support resource mobilization for shrinking for civic and political space in line with Organizational policies, donor guidelines, and Procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the ActionAid Project Coordinator Civic & Political Space job placement must hold relevant qualifications and experience
All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in the subject line.
Deadline:  17th August 2018



Uganda: Protection Officer-Community Services

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

Job title: Protection Officer-Community Services

Reporting to: Team Leader- Protection

Direct reports: Team Leader- Protection

Location: Kyaka II, travels within the settlement and outside where necessary

Authorization level: (the amount this position is approved to spend without approval from manager)

Overall purpose of the role:

Oversee the implementation and monitoring of the activities of the community services sub sector in line with DRC Goal, and Values

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks related to PSNs & EVIs.
  • Work closely with the other programme components to maximize programme output and impact
  • Assist in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee laws on the rights of vulnerable persons.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to community-based mechanisms in Kyaka operational area as needed
  • Overs see the protection assessment and verification exercise for PSNs and ongoing risks analysis to design adequate responses.
  • Promote and support Youth initiatives for their development aspirations
  • Maintain close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the refugee settlement; provide capacity building, meetings to improve community-based protection in the settlement.
  • Monitoring and guiding sector effective & timely implementations and coordination of activities.
  • Support in budget monitoring for the community services sub sector.
  • Develop work plans, budget proposals for the sector.
  • Advocate for the refugee services/ support at inter-partner and multisector level.
  • Support systems and operational procedures of home and out of home care programs of PSNs, and Elderly.
  • Support innovative problem solving of strategy development to address complex issues relating to self-reliance and wellbeing of the community.
  • Writing sector reports (internal and external basing on donor specification
  • Support the Protection and Community Service coordinator to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different zones

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Solid skills in Assessments, supervisory skills, team player, community Mobilization, and report writing
  • Good Proposal writing skills
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills in MS packages: Excel, Word, Outlook mail
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.

Education:

  • A University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. 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.

  2. 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 by 23rd August 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No Experience Project Trainee Non-profit Job Careers – ActionAid

Reports to: Project Officer WPC
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide mediations, psychosocial support services/counselling to client and initiate strategies to resolve the conflicts
  • Prepare and submit quality, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual reports in line SURGE project Work plan and budget
  • Implement outreach activities towards realization of social norm change towards prevention and response to Gender Based Violence

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the ActionAid Project Trainee job placement must hold relevant qualifications and experience
All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in the subject line.
Deadline:  17th August 2018



2 Legal Officer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Works and Transport

Organization: Ministry of Works and Transport
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Policy and Legal Advisor
The Ministry of Works and Transport is implementing the Strengthening Sector Coordination, Planning and ICT Project. The Strengthening Sector Coordination and ICT Project (SSCP) aims at ensuring effective and efficient Coordination, Planning and Monitoring, Strengthening the Information Technology and Information systems in the Ministry of Works and Transport.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct research for legislative and policy reform.
  • Collect data and prepare reports on legal mailers.
  • Prepare programs for consultation with the public and civil society to promote the public participation in the process of strengthening Air, Rail, Road and Maritime laws.
  • Preparation of Public education programs on transport laws/ policies.
  • In liaison with the Attorney General’s Chambers handles cases in respect to the Ministry and prepares publications on transport legislation.
  • Preparation of draft report on implementation of legal measures initiatives and briefs on the status of cases involving the Ministry.
  • Ensure proper documentation of dissemination reports and review reports pertaining to the legal department.
  • Provide advice on different legal issues and assist in drafting legal opinions and other briefing documents.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Law degree from a recognized university/ institution
  • Post graduate Diploma in legal practice from Law Development Centre.
  • Proficiency in Computer operations especially MS Office.
  • A minimum of three years of legal work experience
  • Analytical Ability
  • Results Oriented
  • Team work
  • Decision making skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Logical reasoning and sound judgement
  • Innovation
Applicants should submit in their application letters with three latest passport photographs, a copy of the National Identity Card, Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of Academic documents. All applications should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport and delivered to the Security Registry Ministry Headquarters. Note: Only shortlisted applicants will he contacted. Late submissions shall not be accepted.
Deadline: 17th August 2018



Fresher Project Officer – Extractives Governance Non-profit Jobs – ActionAid

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Extractives Governance Coordinator
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.
Job Summary: The Project Officer – Extractives Governance will support the implementation of the Extractives Governance work in line with statutory requirements and AAI/AAU policies
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and implement project activities at the community, Sub County, district and regional level in line with the Project objectives, CSP mission priorities, AAI strategies and global campaign processes
  • Support the institutional and programme capacity building initiatives of community members and partners to implement Project activities in line with Project Plans, budget and AAU Partnership Policy
  • Participate in the mobilization of resources to address existing funding gaps at the LRP and Cluster 
  • Collect, collate, analyse and prepare periodic project reports that address community priority accountability and social justice.
  • Promote and protect the image and values of AAU.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the ActionAid Project Officer – Extractives Governance job placement must hold relevant qualifications and experience
All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in the subject line.
Deadline:  17th August 2018



Fresher Registered Midwife NGO Job Careers – Medical Teams International

Organization: Medical Teams International
Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The Medical Teams International Registered Midwife job must hold a Diploma in Midwifery from a reputably recognized Institution;
·         Registration with Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council.
·         Valid Practicing License is a Must
·         Two years of work experience.
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and Curriculum Vitae including work related references to; recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.
Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.
NB: Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for. Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 19th July 2018 by 5:00PM



United Republic of Tanzania: Dietician Advisor – Volunteer in Tanzania (Canadians Only)

Organization: Cuso International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Location Kigoma, Tanzania

Start Date Sep – Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

As the Dietician Advisor, you will support the efforts of the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) in improving their knowledge of translating the science of nutrition into everyday information about food to improve the health and well-being of patients and clients. With the help of RHMT members, you will be able to provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition. Your work will also include enhancing the use of evidence coupled with good judgment about the clients' or communities’ unique values and circumstances to determine guidance and recommendations. You will work in a variety of settings, but the majority of the time you will be working with the department of nutrition in the region.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Provide advisory services to the RHMT so that it is able to provide dietary services in accordance with local guidelines, laws and regulations

-Help the RHMT in developing nutrition plans and implement interventions based on the health status of patients and communities

-Support in the delivery of client nutrition recommendations to physicians, nurses and aides

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field

Essential Professional Background:

-At least two years of related experience

-Excellent interpersonal skills

-Experience with data entry and data analysis

-Strong problem solving, project management and organization skills

https://goo.gl/JyKyNX

How to apply:

https://goo.gl/JyKyNX

United Republic of Tanzania: Information Technology Advisor (Canadians Only)

Organization: Cuso International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

City Shinyanga, Tanzania

Start Date Sep – Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

This placement will support the efforts aimed at strengthening the capacity of the AGAPE AIDS CONTROL PROGRAM (AACP) in the area of Information Tecnology. The IT specialist will help the organization to develop good approaches to integrate IT into project activities, ensuring systems are consistently used and implemented an individual who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people.

The IT advisor will support the development of IT plan to integrate the IT in the implementation of AGAPEs strategic plan. In that perspective, the advisor will identify gaps and share knowledge about good practices that could help to promote AGAPEs mission, vision, values and strategic priorities within and outside the organization.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Identify needs and opportunities across the project's technical components to be addressed through ICT solutions

-Develop approaches to integrate ICT into project activities, ensuring systems are consistently used and implemented

-Design and implement technology-enabled programming based on established ICT standards and procedures

-Build capacity of staff, partners, and grantees to use ICT tools to achieve project objectives

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in computer science or a related field preferred

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in applying technology to international development, education, or organizational development

Essential Professional Background:

  • Experience working with technology vendors and consultants

  • Experience designing and implementing databases and mobile technology preferred

  • Experience working on international donor-funded projects strongly preferred

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

How to apply:

https://goo.gl/JK8qKd

Earn 5.7 million monthly as Infrastructure Development Officer (School Management) at Enabel

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Package: UGX 5,700,000 and UGX 6,500,000
Enabel (Belgian development agency, formerly BTC), together with different Government Ministries, are implementing the bilateral co-operation between Uganda & Belgium.
Job Summary:  The Infrastructure Development Officer (School Management) will strengthen school management of the 5 National Teachers’ Colleges (Kabale, Kaliro, Mubende, Muni and Unyama). She/he will operate within the TTE team and will work under the direct supervision of the Institutional Development International Expert. She/he will work closely with the counterpart of the Teacher & instructor Education & Training Department (TIET) of the MoES and other relevant authorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
To strengthen the Human Resource management of the 5 NTCs
  • Formulate and implement a strategy to strengthen HR management in the Colleges, especially related to the following issues: time on task, accountability and allowances; staff appraisal and career management of Public servants; Teachers‘ code of conduct and professionalism
  • Contribute to the dissemination and implementation of national policies/related to the management of the teaching workforce
  • Support social dialogue through the implementation of a twofold consultation framework (local/ national levels) were the different stakeholders can plan together ways forward to enhance their performance
  • Coordinate with the different institutions and partners involved in the Colleges to ensure the sustainability of the changes To support the Academic management of the 5 NTCs
  • Coordinate an initial assessment on the general academic management of the Colleges
  • Based on the findings of the study, develop and implement a strategy to enhance academic management of the Colleges. especially in the following areas: reporting mechanism, academic staff and students administration, school practice, assessment and examination, academic resources, timetable assessment and examination, academic resources, timetable development, relation with the institutional environment
  • Based on an evaluation of a software experimented in 2 colleges, propose a strategy to digitalise school management in the NTCs and other TIET institutions
To contribute to the support institutional development of the 5 NTCs
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the NTCs’ capacity development plan
  • Contribute to the projects strategies to strengthen the Colleges‘ school management capacities in the area of ICT management, asset management, strategic management and internal communication
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Teacher Training Education Project
  • Participate in the Results Based framework implemented in the NTCs (preparation of the reviews, support to the Committees for planning, budgeting and monitoring maintenance activities)
  • Contribute to the capitalization of the project’s experience to help the TIET department and its partners to transfer them to the other TIET institutions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ENABEL Infrastructure Development Officer (School Management) must hold a Master’s Degree in Education or Public Administration or other relevant field related to institutional Development in the Education Sector. Additional qualification considered as an asset
  • Seven years of experience in the education sector, preferably in institutional Development and/or Teacher Education.
  • Experience in HR or Academic management in education institutions
  • Proven relevant experience in coordinating various stakeholder
  • Experience in contributing to the development of national policies or sector strategies
  • Good communicator and team-player.
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing.
  • No objection to working overtime and undertaking field missions.
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their hard copy applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) of 4 pages maximum and copies of relevant academic documents with names of at least 3 professional referees; their emails and telephone contacts to:
The Human Resource Officer;
Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace P.O. Box 40131, Kampala.
NB:Clearly indicate in your application Letter the position(s) you are interested in.



Uganda: Protection Assistants

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Terms of Reference

Protection Assistant

Duty Station:

This position is based in Kyaka II and will be providing support for the implementation of DRC Program. The jobs will periodic travel to the project areas.

Position and Reporting Line:

The Protection Assistant is responsible and reports to the protection sub sector officers; Community services and development officer,

General Objective:

The Protection Assistant is directly responsible for the implementation of all protection and community Services activities in the assigned DRC target areas in accordance with the DRC Program Handbook.

Specific Tasks:

  • Responsible for the implementation of day-to-day activities of the protection sector inclusive-protection, SGBV, Legal and community services.
  • Organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the laws on human rights
  • Maintain close contacts with community structures, offering technical support and close supervision in case management at village level.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for refugees particularly PSNs, i.e. Elderly, Pregnant mothers, Unaccompanied and separated children.
  • In collaboration with protection Officers develop and follow-up up paper work to smoothen activity deliverables i.e. purchase requisitions.
  • Reporting on activities implemented on a weekly basis, and monthly.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues relating to the safety and the wellbeing in the community.
  • Conduct routine assessment in the community for proper planning and activity implementation
  • Creation/Strengthening community structures (SGBV, Child protection, local judicial courts)

Support management team to:

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Monitoring activity implementation/work plan, budget, objectives and out put
  • Ensuring that cross cutting issues as identified by the organization are integrated into programme activities
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Essential:

  • A University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.

Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.

Preferable:

  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

How to apply:

How to Apply

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 by 11th July 2018 5:00 pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.