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Director of Research Employment Opportunity – National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Duty Station: National Coffee Research, Uganda
Reports to: Director General NARO
The National Agricultural Research Organization is established by the National Agricultural Research Act, 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction for publicly funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organization is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with seven national and nine zonal semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance.
Job Summary:  The Director of Research will serve as the Head of the National Coffee Research Institute and will be responsible for providing professional, technical and administrative Leadership necessary for implementing the institute mandate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manage the implementation of Research and ensure the prompt delivery of adequate and quality research outputs,
  • Provide leadership in priority setting as a requisite for the implementation of research programs.
  • Provide policy advice on appropriate technologies and information for responsible agricultural practice;
  • Develop and implement a strategy on Resource Mobilization to enable the institute have additional funding for research and staff remuneration;
  • Formulate and implement strategic plans, research programs and annual budget in line with approved government policies;
  • Implement effective financial management policies and systems for tracking, monitoring and reporting financial performance against budget to ensure proper management and accountability of funds;
  • Implement effective human resource management policies and systems;
  • Develop effective communication, publicity and advocacy programs to ensure that role of the Institute is recognized by the public;
  • Putting in place participatory approaches and methods to monitor and evaluate the performance and impact of the Institute’s research activities and technologies;
  • Work closely with private sector to bring technology and research applications to the marketplace with a view to enhancing commercialization and availability of appropriate technologies to a wide array of stakeholders;
  • Monitor challenges in the operating environment to ensure that the Institute complies with relevant legislation as well as agricultural and environmental laws including other relevant policies and guidelines;
  • Ensure that research projects and program comply with National and sector development plans and strategies;
  • Participate up to 25 percent of his/her time in scientific research activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a PhD in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Biophysical Sciences or Agricultural Economics
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in Livestock or agricultural research planning or management.
  • Equivalent experience obtained from a related field is acceptable
  • A proven record in research evidenced by at least five peer reviewed publications in the last five years.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the role of agricultural research to poverty reduction
  • Excellent leadership, negotiations and communication skills including demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams.
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate staff towards the achievement of strategic objectives and goals.
  • Excellent working relationships with national, regional and international research institutions/centers as well as development partners and private agencies.
  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding and ability to uphold provisions of the Leadership Code Act, 2002.
  • The applicant should have served in a research, academic or related reputable research institution at a senior research/management level and above.
  • Age limit: Below 55 years
NB:  This is a re-advertisement so those who applied earlier needn’t apply again.
All interested applicants should submit a hard copy of the application with a detailed curriculum vitae prefaced with a statement of not more than 250 words explaining why he or she considers oneself a suitable candidate for the job. He/She should provide names, day-time telephone numbers, e-mail and physical addresses of 3 (three) respectable referees who are able to provide a candid opinion on his/her professional abilities, personal attributes and suitability for appointment to this position. The application letter, CV, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials should be submitted to:
National Agricultural Research Organization,
Plot 11-13, Lugard Avenue,
Deadline: 31st August 2018



Finance and Administration Manager NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:Head of Support Services
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 and Administration Manager main objective is to provide efficient and effective financial and administrative management according to DRC’s internal and donor procedures, as per the Operations Handbook. The position will work under the NURI Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management Interventions and be responsible for all aspects of financial management and control, including effective financial reporting in a timely, accurate, relevant and informative manner and will also manage the project audit. She/he will be responsible for the general administrative duties including HR, procurement and logistics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To maintain cashbooks as recommended and ensure timely submission.
  • Monitor systems for financial operations in all field offices in accordance with the Global DRC Operations Handbook and Local Finance Manual and donor regulations, including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record-keeping and compliance.
  • Maintain banking relations, plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of DRC NURI project.
  • To monitor the petty cash handled by the finance staff.
  • Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Area Managers and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Area Managers.
  • Develop and maintain local office policies and procedures and provide training for all issues related to local financial matters.
  • Analyze compensation packages, taxation requirements and human resource policies for local staff to ensure that DRC has adequately planned for of local staff compensation and benefits.
  • Oversee management of insurance coverages for DRC staff and properly.
  • To ensure timely payment of salaries, and all suppliers/partners’ invoices by finance.
  • To supervise the preparation of vouchers and related invoices.
  • To ensure cash counts cash are at least done once per week with the admin/finance officer, and at the end of each month before closing accounts.
  • To monitor cash flow and liquidity of the NURI project.
  • To prepare quality financial reports for HQ review and ensure timely submission to the donors.
  • To compile the accounting and financial data for the monthly report.
  • To prepare the monthly accounting report as required by the DRC Uganda, regional office and HQ.
  • To maintain a timely and proper organization of the accounting supporting documents into files according to DRC requirements.
  • To report on Support Services Key Performance Indicators.
Budget, Financial Management and Control:
  • To ensure that financial and administrative related information is accurate and is well maintained. This includes an overall planning, budget and control of expenditures for shared operational costs, but also coordination of budgeting and expenditure related to programme implementation.
  • To prepare the cash transfer’s request for HQ whenever needed.
  • To update and share regularly the financial documents, allowing an accurate/timely/safe financial management of the programme.
  • Implement all relevant financial control tools within the country programme.
Management, Monitoring & Capacity Building:
  • Supervise administration tasks in NURI project. This includes human resources, IT, procurement and logistics.
  • To train, support, supervise and monitor the finance staff ensuring that HQ/donor procurement guidelines are followed.
  • To organize the administrative work and distribute administrative tasks.
  • To report on administrative achievements to the Head of Support Services.
  • To supervise internal and external audits and implements corrective actions related to the DRC standards for operations.
  • Lead in training plan and training needs assessments as part of improving compliance with DRC standards. This includes on-the-job training, instructions and relevant follow up measures, as well as the design and conduct of more topic-bound training sessions.
  • Lead in systems development and roll out of systems already developed in close cooperation and coordination with DRC’s Regional office and headquarters. This includes tools for monitoring shared expenditures.
  • Act as the DRC Uganda Code of Conduct and accountability focal point.
  • To share and coordinate the administration and finance information with the Head of Support Services and other senior staff.
  • Where needed to attend the meetings organized internally as well as those arranged by relevant donors and NGOs on administration and finance.
  • Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Support Services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance and Administration Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial, Accounting, Commerce – mandatory
  • Professional qualification ACCA, CPA or similar – mandatory
  • Post graduate degree is desirable
  • Eight years of relevant work experience in INGOs with a focus on financial management.
  • Five years relevant experience in a developing country.
  • Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda.
  • Proven ability in the implementation of large-scale programs.
  • Experience with cash transfer programs, particularly cash for work.
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cope with heavy workloads and to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent management, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited supervision
  • Strong information technology skills.
  • Experience working with an ERP system is desirable.
  • Languages: Excellent Communication skills in English required.         
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th August 2018


Uganda: Clinical Officer

Organization: Relief International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 13 Aug 2018

JOB ADVERT

Position:

Clinical Officers (COs)-**2 positions**.

Location:

Health Posts in Isingiro District

(Kyaka II).

Reports to:

Medical Coordinator.

Application Deadline: Monday Aug 13th 2018 at 5:00 PM

ABOUT RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Summary:

The clinical officer (CO) is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients at the health post. The CO carries out consultations of outpatient cases, facilitates timely referrals, provides health education, and engages the community. CO is responsible for supervision of health services in the facility and providing on-job training to subordinates. CO prepares and submits reports, and participates in operational research.

Essential Position Responsibilities and Duties:

· Assess patients, make diagnoses, prescribe treatment, and recommend referral when needed.

· Coordinate and supervise all day-to-day activities in the health facility

· Be on-call 24 hours and coordinate referral of emergency cases to higher level facilities.

· Manage and supervise the performance of the direct reports, including nurses, midwives, lab assistant, registrar, and dispenser.

· Mentor, coach and build the capacity of direct reports.

· Ensure availability of sufficient drugs and other medical equipment to enable the health facility to run effectively.

· Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventive health.

· In collaboration with the nurses, prepare and communicate duty rosters to ensure smooth and uninterrupted provision of health services.

· Write monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the District Health Office.

Clinical Officers

· Carry out operational research in the catchment area to improve quality of health services.

· Participate in Continuing Professional Development activities.

· Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

· A Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized institution

· Licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

· At least 3 years of experience in similar or higher position.

Skills and Competencies:

· Strong planning and coordination skills

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to effectively manage, supervise, and build the capacity of staff

· Strong command of both written and spoken English

· Computer literate, with ability to use Microsoft Office

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

ü Inclusiveness

ü Transparency and Accountability

ü Agility and Innovation

ü Collaboration

ü Sustainability

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

1. Your application must include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  2. Letter of Interest (application cover letter)

  3. Photocopies of documents showing your credentials/qualifications for this position, if applicable

2. Address your application stating the position you are applying for to:

The Human Resource Officer,

Relief International Office, Uganda.

Email: UgandaRecruitment@ri.org (you must indicate the position in the subject line of email).

Regional Supervising Engineer NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
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 Regional Supervising Engineer will be responsible for technical quality assurance and due diligence of all Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management activities in the region. These include ensuring appropriateness and quality of actual works as well as of training of communities, particularly Project Management Committees. On technical issues s/he will work with and report to the Project Engineer or Project Water Engineer as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare engineering drawings, designs, BOQs and supervise the construction of all projects in the sub region
  • Conduct technical assessments as and when required and monitor the quality and quantity of materials used for projects
  • Coordinate project activities with the District Focal persons from the Engineering departments in the districts
  • Ensure very high standard of technical screening of projects jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plans for approval by the District Technical Planning Committees (DTPC)
  • Undertake identification and training of competent contractors and masons in order to achieve high quality structures in the project operational areas;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of public works infrastructure projects in close collaboration with the Regional Manager and Engineering Assistants;
  • Ensure the right structures for instance vented drifts and culverts are constructed in the identified bottlenecks and ensure value for money
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payment certificates for contractors after completion of works.
  • Liaise with the district engineering team, the projects engineer and the project water engineer to assess the quality of infrastructure projects 
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team
  • Participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of completed projects
  • Together with the Engineering Assistants, work on project technical reports
Staff development and management:
  • Responsible for Engineering staff development including target setting and performance appraisal.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Participate in quarterly OPM and District monitoring, project reviews and evaluations.
Reporting: Provide engineering data and information for preparation of donor reports e.g monthly Highlights, quarterly and Annual reports.
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally
  • Reports to the Regional Project Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Supervising Engineer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Five years of post-graduate relevant work experience;
  • Four years of work experience from a least-developed country.
  • Experience from 3 projects as Engineer.
  • Relevant experience with agricultural related rural infrastructure;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts, preferably Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th August 2018



Regional Supervising Engineer Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
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 Regional Supervising Engineer will be responsible for technical quality assurance and due diligence of all Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management activities in the region. These include ensuring appropriateness and quality of actual works as well as of training of communities, particularly Project Management Committees. On technical issues s/he will work with and report to the Project Engineer or Project Water Engineer as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare engineering drawings, designs, BOQs and supervise the construction of all projects in the sub region
  • Conduct technical assessments as and when required and monitor the quality and quantity of materials used for projects
  • Coordinate project activities with the District Focal persons from the Engineering departments in the districts
  • Ensure very high standard of technical screening of projects jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plans for approval by the District Technical Planning Committees (DTPC)
  • Undertake identification and training of competent contractors and masons in order to achieve high quality structures in the project operational areas;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of public works infrastructure projects in close collaboration with the Regional Manager and Engineering Assistants;
  • Ensure the right structures for instance vented drifts and culverts are constructed in the identified bottlenecks and ensure value for money
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payment certificates for contractors after completion of works.
  • Liaise with the district engineering team, the projects engineer and the project water engineer to assess the quality of infrastructure projects 
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team
  • Participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of completed projects
  • Together with the Engineering Assistants, work on project technical reports
Staff development and management:
  • Responsible for Engineering staff development including target setting and performance appraisal.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Participate in quarterly OPM and District monitoring, project reviews and evaluations.
Reporting: Provide engineering data and information for preparation of donor reports e.g monthly Highlights, quarterly and Annual reports.
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally
  • Reports to the Regional Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Supervising Engineer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Five years of post-graduate relevant work experience;
  • Four years of work experience from a least-developed country.
  • Experience from 3 projects as Engineer.
  • Relevant experience with agricultural related rural infrastructure;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts, preferably Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th August 2018
              


Finance Officer International Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Reports to: Area/Base 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 Officer will provide efficient and effective financial management according to DRC’s internal and donor procedures, as per the Operations Handbook. The position will work under the NURI Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management Interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement financial policies and procedures in accordance with DRC Operational Handbook.
  • Assist with preparation of program and operational budgets.
  • Liquidity management: establish monthly fund requirements and maintain adequate liquidity (cash) levels in the bank and cash safe. Subsequently, submits cash flow forecast every 25th of the month to the Senior Finance Officer based at the Kampala coordination office.
  • Maintain updated bank mandates and list of authorized signatories and ensure the area Internal Delegation of Responsibility and Authority is consistently updated.
  • Provide the financial review of all Purchase Requests (PR) and request for payments in accordance to the set limit in the area Internal Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.
  • Verifies payment vouchers for all payments in accordance to the set limit the area Internal Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping i.e. management of monthly cash books:
  • Prepares consolidated weekly cashbooks with complete documentations for all the projects for review by Area Manager every Friday of the week.
  • Submits on bi-monthly basis cashbooks and corresponding cash and bank reconciliation to Kampala coordination office as per the quarterly cashbook submission calendar.
  • Ensure month end cash counts are done and submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala by 30th of every month and month end cash books accompanied by bank reconciliations are submitted to Senior Finance Officer 1st of every month.
  • Together with Area Manager, ensure physical cash count is carried out 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.
  • Confirm that full accountabilities (documentations) are obtained for all expenditures and validity of claims all financial claims.
  • Ensures timely submission of scanned vouchers to Kampala coordination office.
  • Monitor project budgets closely and advice Area manager/project coordinators on any issues of concern.
  • Maintains overview of balance sheet items (X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.82, X.83) and ensure there is no outstanding item older than a month. Responsible for banking activities and ensure the safeguarding of all available funds.
  • Reconcile the accounts payables.
  • Reconcile the accounts receivables and advances and issue receipts for all the funds received.
  • Monitor and ensure rent and fuel deposits are amortized on a monthly basis.
  • 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.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual DRC and donor reports.
  • Supporting finance and Area Managers to adequately prepare for both internal and external audits.
  • Support the supply chain team in asset management by provision of financial data necessary for updating asset lists.
  • Act as the focal contact for financial queries in the area.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements regarding financial management.
  • Train staff on compliance with DRC internal financial controls tools.
  • Support program teams’ and managers’ in building staff capacity in financial management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Officer job placement should hold a Degree in Accounting, Commerce
  • Professional qualification ACCA, CPA or similar
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in relevant field INGO or other agencies experience in financial management.
  • Proven ability in the implementation of large-scale programs.
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cope with heavy workloads and to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of computers: word processing, database management packages.
  • Languages: Excellent Communication skills in English required. Knowledge of Alur, Lugbara, Luo, Madi and other local languages widely spoken in Northern Uganda is an advantage.              
All DRC staff should master the 5 core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
  • Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th August 2018



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


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



Several Fresher Protection Assistant NGO Job Vacancies – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Reports to: Protection Sub-Sector Officers; Community Services and Development Officer
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 Protection Assistant is responsible for the implementation of all protection and community Services activities in the assigned DRC target areas in accordance with the DRC Program Handbook.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Protection Assistant job placement should hold a University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least two years of 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 NonGovernmental 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.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
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: 18th July 2018 by 5:00 pm



Administrative Assistant UK Charity Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Mulago, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Leader
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary:  The Administrative Assistant will provide overall support for the smooth running of the ICC/MET project activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures timely allocation of facilities including transport for project use
  • Ensuring availability of petty cash for project refunds and reconciling it with the Project Administrator.
  • Tracks all project procurements for items and supplies, confirms receipt in liaison with the Procurement Officer.
  • Manages project stores and reconciles supplies balances at every end of month with the Project lead.
  • Responsible for all project related travels and works with concerned individuals to ensure timely arrangements for bookings and facilitation.
  • Ensures all project assets are tagged and securely kept and reconciles list quarterly together with the project lead.
  • Ensures all project expenses meet available financial and accounting procedures and accounts for all project expenses in a timely manner.
  • Ensures a healthy communication between the project and the Entebbe and Mengo station administrations for all requests and suggestions.
  • Helps with the planning and preparation for all project training initiatives.
  • Represent the project in the station Management meetings
  • Supervises the Office Attendant (where available) while ensuring optimum performance and annual evaluation
  • Responsible for Project staff welfare in consultation with the project lead supports orientation of new staff on the project in liaison with the project lead

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Administrative Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in degree in Business Administration or a related field with an additional qualification in Procurement and supply chain management.
  • Basic accounting knowledge is an added advantage.
  • One year of experience working in a large international or research organization supporting project implementation.
  • Should have knowledge of using Navision ERP
  • Must have people, financial and logistical management skills
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: AA618. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 13th July 2018