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Akilah Institute Campus Communications Manager Job Vacancy

Organisation Description:

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. 

We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalised learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on  the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position:  

The Campus Communications Manager will play a key role in executing Akilah’s communications strategy at our Kigali Campus. He or she will be responsible for managing day-to-day campus communications operations and logistics.

The Campus Communications Manager will work closely with our headquarters in Hong Kong and the Digital Marketing Manager to develop and execute a marketing and communications plan for an international organization. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from event planning to public relations to communications coaching.

This position is ideal for professionals with a background in communications, marketing, and/or operations. He or she should be meticulous, highly organized, creative, an excellent communicator, and a self-starter. We’re a fast-paced organization looking for someone who can adapt and learn quickly.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda & the Campus Communications Manager reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.

Roles and responsibilities:

Campus Communications Liaison

  • Serve as on-campus point-of-contact for communications needs
  • Advise colleagues re: communications/marketing protocol and direct requests to the appropriate person on the communications team
  • Oversee content collection for Akilah’s bi-monthly internal newsletter
  • Facilitate on-campus implementation of large-scale communications projects, such as new marketing campaigns and updates to existing communications materials
  • Manage work-study students
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of campus events
  • Provide content for social media and the Akilah blog as needed
  • Contribute to communications/marketing brainstorming and strategy sessions
  • Support the development of communications materials and editorial products, including newsletters, brochures, reports, and blog posts
  • Work with the Communications Team to elevate the Akilah brand by identifying strategic outlets, audiences, and partners

New Student Recruitment

  • Provide communications feedback, support, and training to recruitment officers
  • Check in regularly with recruitment to solicit new recruitment needs and provide feedback on existing processes and messaging

Public Relations  

  • Pitch stories to local reporters and news outlets
  • Maintain an updated list of local news outlets and contacts
  • Inform media contacts of upcoming events and announcements

Event Support  

  • Help organize on-campus events, such as open houses and official visits
  • Provide support during Akilah’s graduation ceremony
  • Help coordinate Akilah’s presence and involvement at external events in Rwanda

Desired skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • At least five years of professional experience in communications, marketing, or a related field
  • A masters degree in communications / marketing will be an added advantage
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in digital technologies, such as Google Drive
  • Self-driven and results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s education and living/working in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Experience in project management, particularly large-scale, long-term projects
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Result oriented, superior attention to detail and comfort operating in a fast-paced environment  with accountability to results.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding targets. Must be flexible and able to pivot quickly to meet changing needs of the department
  • Ability to exercise both individual and collaborative decision-making.
  • A strong social media presence in Rwanda / East Africa
  • Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Rwanda Scouts Association National Executive Commissioner Job Vacancy

The Scout Movement is an educational movement for young people, based on voluntary services; it is a Movement, which remains non-political and does include all religions. It is open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and scout method   as conceived   by the Founder, Baden Powell.

Established in Rwanda since 1968, the RSA is a National Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered by the Rwanda Governance Board and operating according to the Law No. 20/2000 of 26 July 2000 as amended by the Law No. 4/2012 of 17/02/2012, governing the organization and functioning of national non- governmental organizations.  

Vacancy Announcement

Title: National Executive Commissioner            

Employer: Rwanda Scouts Association

Reports to: Chief Commissioner

Location: Kigali, with frequent travels to the field

Post Type: Full time

Contract length: One-year renewable

To fulfill its mission, RSA is seeking a highly qualified and dynamic person to fill the position of National Executive Commissioner.


 Reporting to the Chief Commissioner, the National Executive Commissioner (NEC) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for RSA staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of RSA activities countrywide, core programs and their implementation.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:           

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local programs and activities.
  • Actively engage, energize and support the RSA District Boards, volunteers, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the National Board, the National Council, partners, funders, and other constituents.
  • Collect and collate reports as prepared by various committees for presentation to the National Board, National Council and other organs of the RSA. 

Program Management and coordination

  • Program design and project proposal formulation in RSA’s priority areas.
  • Manage program activities, oversee and/or implement RSA’s Action Plan.
  • Manage the organization development process specific to roles and functions of RSA.
  • Develop medium and short-term strategic and operational plans with necessary details and ensure the realization of such plans.
  • Perform any other function at the strategic or managerial level necessary for the realization of RSA Mission and objectives.
  • Develop terms of Reference for volunteers, interns, and consultant and perform induction function and have them productively engaged.
  • Manage the strategic public relations strategy for RSA including dissemination of information.
  • Conceptualize and transform broad RSA Vision, Mission and objectives into workable concepts, programs, and project activities.
  • Strategic development of corporate image & networking. 
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to the staff, experts, and consultants to ensure that all engaged personnel works towards the organization’s objectives.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Lead resource mobilization strategy and ensure appropriate use of the organization’s resources;
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion while simultaneously retiring financial dependency.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Qualifications and Requirements:

The NEC will be thoroughly committed to Rwanda Scouts Association’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include but not limited to:

  • Advanced degree, ideally in Development Studies, Project Management, Education, Social Sciences or any related field.
  • At least five years of proven managerial ability at senior level in a reputable organization with adequate exposure in corporate governance, strategic planning, financial management, coaching, administration, negotiation, and marketing.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Being a Scout and having worked for a youth-led/oriented organization is a valuable advantage.

How to applyOnly soft copies are accepted.

RSA is committed to safeguarding and protection of children, young people, and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to diversity and gender across all layers of the association. 

USAID Soma Umenye Short-Term Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy

Title: Short-Term Administrative Assistant

Project: USAID Soma Umenye

Project Summary

USAID Soma Umenye is recruiting for a Short term Administrative Assistant, USAID Soma Umenye is a five-year project that aims to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Covering all 30 districts of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Boad (REB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Soma Umenye will contribute to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and the Government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grade students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed in future schooling and, later, in the modern workplace. This position requires someone willing to start work immediately.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfill office management duties including, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, and others as required.
  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of project administration including arranging travel, processing travel clearances, and fielding consultants.
  • Maintain transport booking arrangement for project staffs including checking weekly vehicle log book.  
  • Maintain and stock office supplies and process supply orders from the Procurement and Logistics Specialist.
  • Label and maintain all administrative files including travel clearances/itineraries, visa requests, consultant transport, and lodging information, and all other non-accounting related documentation.
  • Ensure the proper filing and archiving of all relevant administrative, contractual, personnel, technical and programmatic documents both via electronic files and hard copy files.
  • Organize and manage project report/resource library and project equipment, monitoring and tracking staff material/equipment use.
  • Provide administrative support to the Operations Director, Chief of Party, and other management.
  • Prepare reports of meetings convened or attended by project management.
  • Take meeting minutes for all team meetings and distribute to team members.
  • Assist Administrative Manager in hosting project visitors and arranging meeting details.
  • Answer inquires and supply available project information from other Chemonics projects, USAID staff and other development projects as necessary.
  • Prepare travel, event and personnel calendars, and contact lists for distribution.
  • Deliver adequate, timely administrative and logistical support to the technical team, as needed.
  • Fulfill other administrative functions, as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Certificate/diploma in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as administrative assistant, receptionist, or related position; USAID experience desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.

Level of Effort and Location of Assignment

This is a short-Term position and the location of the assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.


The short -Term Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Director of Operations or his/her designee.

How to Apply

Office Manager USAID Non-profit Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reports to: Human Resource Manager
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage day-to-day office operations;
  • Coordinate the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment for the office. Receive all NXP procured, ensure that they are engraved, distributed to end users, and that the Inventory Log is complete, up to date and that all NXPs are managed as per JSI and USAID policies;
  • Manage and oversee JSI’s registration in Uganda and ensure compliance with company registration requirements;
  • Ensure JSI’s Operations Manual is up-to-date and policies understood and followed by staff;
  • Oversee office upkeep in terms of needed repairs and daily cleaning;
  • Ensure that staff are well set up and comfortable in the office and surrounding premises;
  • Manage the office storage system including detailed record keeping of inventory levels, and monitoring of use by staff as appropriately required;
  • Coordinate all logistical support for staff and consultants including office set ups, hotel accommodations and conference bookings;
  • Liaise with travel agents to obtain reservations and tickets for all project related in – country and international travel;
  • Coordinate with staff to create and maintain administrative files for the office, keeping them consistent and in an orderly manner;
  • Create and manage JSI welcome packages for visitors;
  • Prepare and manage welcome materials for new staff including: orientation package, staff ID cards, business cards, office keys, and colleague contact information;
  • Produce and track all Mission travel concurrence requests and approvals;
  • Serve as a liaison with office landlord, assisted by the Director of Finance & Administration and / or the Chief of Party, when necessary;
  • Manage various service contracts in coordination with the Director of Finance & Administration for the office, including security, drinking water supply, generator maintenance, etc;
  • Responsible for communicating with appropriate authorities regarding obtaining the VAT tax exemption certificate; and
  • Undertake any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as required by the Director of Finance & Administration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Office Manager USAID RHITES-N Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field, with at least seven years of office management experience in an international organization or multinational company;
  • Experience in inventory management;
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and supervisory skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with an international NGO preferred;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 21st September 2018

Terms of References for the Review of the RAHPC Strategic Plan 2019-2023

The Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC) is a statutory body established under the RAHPC Act N°46/2012 of 14/01/2013 and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The (RAHPC) overall aim is to promote, support and regulate allied health professions in Rwanda. It intends to protect the public interest through regulating the professional standards of practice, conduct, and ethics of registered allied health professionals in the country.

This carries with it the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the rules, honor and dignity of the health profession; ensuring compliance with the principles of morality, integrity and dedication essential to the practice of the profession; and ascertaining that all its registrants comply with the professional requirements, laws and regulations governing the health profession

  1. Introduction

The Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC) referred to as the Council, is a statutory body established under the RAHPC Law N°46/2012 of 14/01/2013 and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the healthcare professions. The Council is mandated to regulate the allied health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to education, training and registration, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing Professional Development (CPD), and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

This carries with it the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the rules, honor and dignity of the medical profession; ensuring compliance with the principles of morality, integrity and dedication essential to the practice of the profession; and ascertaining that all its members comply with the professional requirements, laws and regulations governing the medical profession.

The Council reviews continually its strategic direction guided by a vision and vision that is translated into strategic objectives in the implementation of its legal mandate.  

The Council opted to begin with a five-year strategic plan beginning in 2014 and ending in 2018, immediately after its enactment in 2013.

  1. scope of work

The scope and focus of the consultancy are to provide technical, strategic and facilitation support to enable the development of a renewed strategic plan for the Council, under overall supervision of Registrar who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

  1. description of the assignment
  • After an initial review of council’s policies documents, relating to structure, finances, staff, management, history, activities, projects and policies, aimed at identifying the current status of the organization, the consultant will develop an analysis framework and work plan to guide the assessment.
  • S/he will conduct a thorough, though focused assessment of the Council’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats, with a view to identifying appropriate strategic options for the 2019-2023 operational period.
  • The assessment will include a review of strategic plan in particular goals and sub objectives, existing strategic plan(s), and related reports.
  • Based on the analysis of the Council’s internal environment, s/he will provide a needs assessment, a capacity gap analysis and recommendations for the strengthening of the institution.
  • The consultant will also: 1) Conduct individual interviews with key stakeholders, and 2) facilitate in-depth focus group/facilitated discussions, to identify the current status, future challenges and individual recommendations.
  • The use of participatory processes is expected. Critical reflection by staff, Board members and stakeholders is integral to this strategic planning initiative. As such, the Consultant is expected to provide for active and meaningful engagement of the Council staff members, partners and other stakeholders, including other relevant government representatives.
  • It is expected that data will be analysed using a rigorous and transparent analysis framework, summarized and presented back to the Council to aid in prioritization of strategic directions. A key aspect of the consultancy is preparation for and facilitation of strategic planning workshop with the Council’s Board members and staff.
  • All data and the results of the workshop will be consolidated into a draft and finalized strategic document, including analysis and the presentation of metrics using a Theory of Change model and/or a balanced scorecard approach.
  • The strategic plan will:
    • Define/clarify mission, vision, values, objectives and strategy
    • Define strategic priorities and action plans
    • Develop more effective communication and collaboration
    • Develop an effective internal evaluation mechanism
    • Propose a financial reporting system
  1. Roles and responsibilities

The Consultant will be responsible for:

  1. Preparation of a work plan and an appropriate Assessment Framework
  2. Actively engaging with staff, Board members and other stakeholders through the use of participatory processes
  3. Production of deliverables in accordance with the requirements and timeframes of the Terms of Reference.
  1. expected deliverables

The consultant will provide the following deliverables:

  • An Analysis Framework based on these Terms of Reference
  • Facilitation of the  workshops
  • A strategic plan document including:
    • Executive summary
    • Background
    • Internal and External analysis
    • Strategic priorities
    • Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities (using Theory of Change and/or Organizational Balanced Scorecard and/or similar methodology)
    • Strategic plan
  1. duration of the assignment

30 working days starting from 3rd week of September 2018

  1. REQUIRED Qualifications & EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Project Planning, Economics , Business Administration, relevant health sciences or any relevant qualifications
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in consultancy with Excellent knowledge and understanding of strategic Planning process
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English
  • Excellent research, analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • The Consultant shall have knowledge of and/or proven expertise in:
  • Participatory approaches in conducting research and facilitating strategic planning processes
  • Familiarity with the Theory of Change approach and building organizational balanced scorecards
  • Strategic planning document preparation
  • Consultant CV and other supportive Evidence
  • Technical proposal, comprising proposed methodology and work plan;
  • Financial proposal
  • There shall be call for quotations referring to procurements procedures  
  • The application shall be in a well-sealed envelope and submit to the Procurement Office not later than 17th September 2018.
  • The application shall be addressed to:

The Registrar,
Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC)
4 KG 632 ST-Rugando/Kimihurura.

Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

  1. payment schedule.

The evaluation consultant will produce the following deliverables:





Payment Schedule

Contract signing

Analysis Framework

Consultant clarifies timing and methods

Last week of September


Strategic  planning workshop

Well defined goals , vision and missions

1st Week of October


Draft Strategic plan document

Comments well Written into the documents

3rd of October 2018


Strategic plan final document

Revised document including:

·        Executive summary

·        Background

·        Internal and External analysis

·        Strategic priorities

·        Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities (using Theory of Change and/or Organizational Balanced Scorecard and/or similar methodology)

·        Strategic plan

Last week of October 2018


NDAHIRIWE Jean Baptiste 
Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council

No Experience Administration Intern Job Opportunities – FIG Consult Limited (Photography Company)

Organization: FIG Consult Limited (Photography Company)
Duty Station: Kyanja, Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FIG Consult Limited is recruiting for its client. They develop and implement graphic design and commercial photography concepts, creating graphic design and photography solutions. Their products include; corporate photography, product photography, events, business portraits, conferences, buildings and property, food photography, logo design & branding, brochures, packaging, display posters and signage, banners, business cards, calendars, flyers, letterheads, notepads and all other stationery.
Job Summary:  The Administration Intern will support the Photography Company by providing office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Provide general administrative and clerical support including data entry, mailing, scanning and faxing.
·         Maintain hard copy filing system.
·         Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails.
·         Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices and recordkeeping systems.
·         Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
·         Provides information by answering questions and requests.
·         Run company’s errands as needed.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         The Intern will support the company in photography and documentation as required  to meet photo needs which include but not limited to photos for corporate photography, product photography, events, business portraits, conferences, buildings and property, food photography, logo design & branding, brochures, packaging, display posters and signage, banners, business cards, calendars, flyers, letterheads, notepads and all other stationery.
·         Draft and submit photography plans collected from clients to the Lead Photographer for approval before shooting and ensure that Team Leader checks all content is included before submission.
·         To issue contact sheets within 48 hours of photo shoot and select from every documented event any photography job they are assigned.
·         Regularly email with the team providing updates on consigned projects, completed weekly assignment sheets and should stay up to date with other photo needs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
·         The applicant should have a passion for photography. No experience is required but applicants who have worked in similar environments have an added advantage.
·         Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
·         Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
·         Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
·         Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
·         Reporting skills
·         Administrative writing skills
·         Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information , Professionalism, Problem Solving, Verbal Communication
·         Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
·         Ability to prioritize projects and strong problem solving skills
·         Good research skills and attention to detail
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Age: Below 25 years
NB: Applicants who live and work in and around Kyanja have an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications to ugandanjobline@gmail.com with the subject line indicated as “Administration Intern” and attach the following; a cover letter (include salary expectation and place of residence) and updated CV.
The Chief Executive Officer,
FIG Consult Limited,
P.O. Box1247, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 14th September 2018
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. In case you are not contacted within 1 week after application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Principal Employment Opportunity – Uganda Christian University

Organisation: Uganda Christian University
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Vice Chancellor
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary:  The Principal UCU Mbale University College will provide overall leadership and technical guidance (spiritual, academic, and administrative) in the management and operations of the UCU Mbale University College. The Principal is the Chief Academic, administrative and Financial Executive Officer of the College with immediate oversight for the College Secretary, the Academic Registrar, and for all Heads of Department. The Principal is appointed by the Chancellor of the University and reports to the College Governing Council immediately but his/her reports go through the Vice Chancellor to the University Council.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Upholding the Christian Identity of the University: The Principal shall be responsible, under the authority of the Vice Chancellor and the Bishops of the Church of Uganda (Eastern Region), to uphold the Christian identity of the University. He/She shall: promulgate, apply and enforce the instruments of Identity by regular circulation, by seeking assent or acknowledgement annually from staff members and affirmation of respect of the same from students.
  • Planning The Principal shall work with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that the College remains in excellent standing as a Constituent College of UCU observing the UOTIA and complying with National Council for Higher Education lawful provisions, and shall ensure that the College is current with the University’s Strategic Plan with respect to facilities, human resources, academic and other programs to fulfill the administrative and academic quality.
  • Budgeting: Coordinates the annual business planning, budgeting and development of the College.
  • Staffing The Principal shall work with the Vice Chancellor to maintain adequate staffing: academic, administrative, support staff and group workers and ensure that proper evaluation and staff discipline, morale and welfare are preserved.
  • Community Life: Responsible for the worship of the College Community and especially for the overall welfare of UCU-Mbale Campus students.
  • Quality Assurance: Oversees the quality, content, organization and administration of Instructional programs at the College.
  • Chief Accounting Officer : serves as chief Accounting officer for the college and is therefore responsible for the management and administration of the College estate, finances and financial resources and all Academic affairs; and shall manage the Budget and account for budgetary provisions.
  • College Records: Responsible for ensuring proper up-to-date records (e.g. Human Resource, Financial, Estate) of all aspects of the College operations. Inter-Campus Communication:
  • Responsible for ensuring smooth flow of information between the College and the UCU Main Campus, and outside the College to other organizations.
  • Policies and Statutes: Responsible for implementation of all University Policies and Statutes as set by the University Council and the University Management.
  • Public Relations: Shall be the chief public relations spokesperson for the College, projecting a positive image with the public to promote understanding and to protect the image of the College.
  • Revenue Resourcing: Responsible for engaging in such activities as will increase the revenue/income for the College.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher learning with at least five years teaching in a higher education institution. A PHD will be an added advantage.
  • Should demonstrate working knowledge of management and control of a higher education institution gained from at least 5 years’ experience, three of which as a Head of Department.
  • Should have the ability to effectively coach and develop subordinates, and a passion to mentor young people.
  • A committed and practicing Christian believer who wholeheartedly (exanimo) affirms the University Instruments of Identity and whose manner of life is attested to as exemplary.
  • A member of the Church of Uganda (Anglican) or of a jurisdiction of the Anglican Communion in communion with the Church of Uganda.
  • If married, the “husband of one wife” (or wife of one husband), and upholding an exemplary standard of Christian marriage.
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate the management team.
  • Familiar with the universities and other Tertiary institutions Act, 2001 (UOTIA and the amended versions and the National Council for higher education (NCHE) requirements
  • Excellent analytical abilities and an eye for detail combined with a desire for continuous improvement. .
  • Demonstrate high standards of integrity, ethics, objective judgments and independence.
  • Age: 45- 60 years
The Search Committee invites qualified applicants to make hard copy and! or electronic submissions (Letter of application; comprehensive curriculum vitae; a personal statement about the call the applicant feels and vision they have for this job; contacts of three credible and competent referees, and copies of your academic and professional development documentation) to: The Secretary, Search Committee for the Position of Principal, Mbale University College, Uganda Christian University P. 0. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 21st September 2018

Chief Financial Officer Employment Opportunity – Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI)

Organization: Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (1996) Ltd (KPI) which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in the East African Region, has an exciting and a rare senior management vacancy to fill. The successful candidate will play a major role in shaping the future growth of KPI and the pharmaceutical sector within industrial Promotional Services (IPS), the for profit part of AKDN.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and Implement the finance strategy for the Company.
  • Review financial policies, procedures and controls in collaboration with senior management and advise on improvements to ensure high level of consistent financial performance.
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts to support business decisions and possible outcomes to support business decisions.
  • Take the lead on preparation of annual budgets/board meetings.
  • Close collaboration with the IPS Group Finance to achieve synergies.
  • Report to and work with the CEO on all financial matters, a key member of the senior leadership team to drive performance and strategy.
  • Overseeing the Finance and IT Function to ensure integrity.
  • Focus on the management development of the Finance team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/finance or related field from a recognized university
  • Qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or ACCA
  • Membership with the relevant professional body
  • Seven years of financial experience in the manufacturing sector with up to 3 years at senior management level.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or FMCG sector preferred.
  • Good understanding of computerized financial systems, preferably SAP
  • Results-driven personality eager to partner with upper management to organize, plan and achieve company financial goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a team player.
  • A highly ethical and moral individual.
  • Fully conversant with Uganda Tax Laws and IFR Standards.
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications to: Head of Human Resources/Administration by email to info@kpi.co.ug
Deadline: 14th September 2018

Finance Manager US Non-profit Careers – Freedom House

Organisation: Freedom House
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit.  With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will be responsible for financial and administrative functions according to the regulations, policies and procedures of donors, the Ugandan government and the organization in support of Freedom House’s programs in Uganda.  This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the Chief of Party.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Act as liaison with Freedom House headquarters finance and program staff on finance and grant compliance issues.
  • Maintain the integrity and ensure accuracy of all financial data including reviewing and posting entries to General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • In coordination with the Senior Grants Manager, technical specialists and headquarters program and finance staff, assist with financial and grant compliance component of subgrants programs including assessment of subgrant applications, assisting in creation of subgrant documentation and monitoring of financial reporting.
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements.
  • Monitor cash flow, burn rate, and Freedom House’s program financial status.
  • Ensure all accounting records and systems are in compliance with funder requirements as well as requirements of the Ugandan government.
  • Prepare of an annual audit required by local authorities.
  • Support the management of the effective functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with the landlord, vendors and other service providers in the most cost effective manner.
  • Assist with maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field.
  • Six to eight years of experience with grants compliance monitoring, in particular USG grants compliance.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word and QuickBooks Preferred.
  • Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department.
  • Prior experience working with the financial and grant compliance aspect of sub-grant programs.
  • Experience mentoring local organizations to build their financial and organizational capacity strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ugandan accounting and financial laws.
  • Knowledge of USG financial and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of all accounting principles, GAAP, and automated accounting systems.
  • Ability to analyze financial information efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to effectively write reports, maintain documentation, and complete required forms.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.
  • Authorization to work in Uganda.
All candidates who wish to join Freedom House should send their online applications with an updated resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary.  Candidate cover letters should specifically address how their previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications listed above.
Deadline: 30th August 2018

Customer Service Representative Job Opportunities – Medequip (U) Limited

Organisation: Medequip (U) Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer & Sales Executive 
Medequip  (U) 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 Customer Service Representative will mainly ensure customer service requests, queries and payments are actioned, processed and recorded accurately and in a timely manner at the front counter and call Centre. This role also involves administrative tasks and Support to the Customer Service Team, and also to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention and to meet their expectations       
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Provides guidance and assistance to the Company and staff in all aspects in Customer Service
·         The Customer Service Representative will improve Customer Service Experience, create engaged customers and facilitate organic growth
·         Open and Maintain Customer Accounts by recording account information
·         Set a clear mission and deploy strategies focused towards that mission
·         Deliver Quality information and services face-to-face, telephone and email to both internal and external customers
·         Proactively assist in the completion of data entry as directed/requested based on current procedures and deadlines.
·         Maintain and update information/data on the knowledge base
·         Provide support and accurate and timely responses to requests for information both written and verbal
·         The Customer Service Representative will mainly monitor Procedures to improve performance in administrative and workflow processes in conjunction with the customer service team and system requirements
·         Resolve product or service problems by clarifying the customers complaint; determining the cause of the problem; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction adjustment; following up to ensure resolution.
·         Maintain Financial Accounts by processing customer adjustments
·         Recommend potential products or services to management by collecting customer information and analyzing customer needs
·         Actively contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
·         Manage large amounts of incoming calls
·         Generate Sales leads
·         Identify and Assess Customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction
·         Build Sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication
·         Provide accurate; valid and complete information by using the right methods/Tools
·         Meet Personal/team sales targets and call handling quotas
·         The Customer Service Representative will also handle complaints provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution
·         Keep records of customer interactions, process customer accounts and file documents
·         Follow communication procedures, guidelines and policies
·         Resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail or social media
·         Utilize computer technology to handle high call volumes
·         The Customer Service Representative will also compile Reports on overall customer Satisfaction
·         Makes recommendations for the customer
·         Maintains documentation of customer contact and account updates
·         Create and maintain a list/database of prospect clients
·         Performs other related duties such as special assignments and annual major objectives as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Customer Service Representative must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Marketing or any relevant degree
·         One year of experience in a related field
·         Additional Certifications and other professional development experience
·         Data Entry & Management Skills
·         Familiar with CRM Systems and practices
·         Proficiency in at least three different local Languages and any additional International Language except English will be an added advantage
·         Working Knowledge of customer service software, databases and tools. 
·         Customer Orientation and Ability to adapt/Respond to different types of characters
·         Proven Customer Support/Service and people skills experience
·         Tenacity to handle rejection and continue with a positive attitude when reaching next potential customer
·         Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills
·         Ability to multi task, prioritize and manage time effectively
·         Knowledge of sales process from initiation to close
·         Strong phone contact handling skills and active listening
·         Territorial management aptitude 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to forward their applications to; medequip.humanresource@gmail.com and copy; medequip.deepak@gmail.com and melad.nashat@gmail.com
Deadline: 10th September 2018