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National Medical Director US Non-profit Jobs – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Organisation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Program Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care Foundation is registered in Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to date operates in 15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country wide.
Job Summary:  The National Medical Director directly oversees all medical activities at AHF-Uganda Cares supported and owned facilities within the country program. He/ she is the team lead for the medical department, directly supervises Regional Medical Directors, Program Pharmacist, Program Nurse and Laboratory Services Coordinator and takes the direct responsibility of ensuring strong cohesive teams at national, regional and site level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • As senior manager, he/she oversees AHF medical Country operations in all the designated regional sites and supports the Regional Medical Directors to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the regions.
  • Works closely with HIV Prevention program to ensure an effective linkage system for clients tested into the continuum of care and treatment
  • Attends key technical partners’ meetings and provides feedback to management through the Country Program Director – Commits 40 hours monthly to see patients with complicated cases and prepare cases for discussion and learning purpose
  • Ensures standard quality of clinical services at all AHF supported sites in the program
  • Provides periodic comprehensive support supervision, using the tools provided by AHF-Uganda Cares and Ministry of Health.
  • Supports the Program Pharmacist to ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with good pharmacy practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must be a Medical Doctor from a recognizable institution. Should hold additional qualification either in Health Systems Management or Public Health or Human resource will be an added advantage
  • Registration with the medical and dental practitioner’s council is a must.
  • A minimum of ten years of medical/health service experience preferred with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  • Five years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment; two years minimum of administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skill Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting required.
  • Experience in quality management and assurance practices desired.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their applications (Cover Letter and CV Only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning position applied for and job location in the subject line. The email should not be larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Deadline: 28th September 2018

WASH Officer DSW Project Jobs – Action for Health Uganda (A4HU)

Organisation: Action for Health Uganda (A4HU)
Reports to:Project Manager- Sanitation Programs
Action for Health Uganda (A4HU) is a youth empowerment organization dedicated to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in socio-economic development and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights (SRHR). A4HU was registered in October 2017 as a new entity to take over the operations of DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) in Uganda. For the past 18 years DSW has supported the implementation of a portfolio of projects to improve sexual and reproductive health of young people in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees behaviour activities in the field, i.e. schools, communities and health staff;
  • Conducts trainings in health and hygiene;
  • Monitors WASH infrastructure including operation and maintenance;
  • Organizes school hygiene competitions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BA degree in social science or community development or equivalent
  • At least three years of relevant experience in working with a non for profit organisation or a reputable community based organisation preferably working with young people
  • Experience and knowledge in implementing a Water and Sanitation Project (WASH) is a MUST
  • Experience in training and creative facilitation.
  • Knowledge of local Government development structures and policies
  • Experience working with rural communities especially community mobilization and networking
  • Experience of working with youths groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team work and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent computer skills
If you are interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter indicating salary expectation with the reference “(job title)” to: jobs@a4huganda.org addressed to the Human Resource & Admin Manager
Deadline: 25th September 2018
NB:Ideal start date: ASAP. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

UN Women Driver Job Vacancy

Agency: UN Women

Title: Driver (Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID: 18647


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Rwanda Country Office works alongside other UN agencies to support the Government of Rwanda in achieving national development priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international development aspirations. The Government of Rwanda has demonstrated great commitment towards promoting gender equality and promoting evidence based decision making.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UN Women country office and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission. The Driver will provide protocol service basic administrative and clerical support to the UN Women Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provide reliable and secure driving services

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

2.Provide proper use of vehicle

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs;
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3.Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle

  • Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

4.Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

5.Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills, as required.


  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle
  • Timely inputs to logs and records

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and conditions;
  • Good defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Completion of secondary ordinary level education is required;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.


At least 5 years of experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record


  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of protocol and etiquette skills is an asset.

How to apply

UN Women Programme Analyst Job Vacancy

Agency: UN Women

Title: Programme Analyst (Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID: 18645


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Agriculture remains central to the Rwandan economy.  More than 30% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly 50% of all exports are generated from Agriculture sector.  The Sector is a priority in the government’s long-term vision to transition to a Lower middle -Income Country by 2030 and Higher Middle-Income Country by 2050. The strategy of the Government of Rwanda intends to move away from a low production, subsistence based to a market -oriented agriculture that increases rural income, improves livelihood security and quality of life of all rural population.  Agriculture sector employs the majority of Rwandan workers (68%), with women representing 79% of the total agricultural labor Force. There is however a big gender gap in agriculture in terms of access to extension services, access to market and other agriculture driven income opportunities which remain more accessible for men than women.

Despite legal rights to land and property in Rwanda, negative attitudes towards women’s land rights meant that women still face difficulties in exercising their land rights and still suffer from limited use of land to access further income and productive opportunities. Similarly, though there are no legal restrictions to Rwandan women accessing credit, in reality that access is limited by factors such as their limited financial literacy skills and lack of collaterals.

In response to these problems and persistent inequalities between men and women particularly in rural economy, special programmes have been formulated and implemented to address poverty with gender considerations ensuring that women benefit from these interventions. The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has developed a five years Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA4) as part of implementation of the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1). A new Gender Strategy for agriculture sector is also under development to ensure adequate gender mainstreaming of the PSTA4.

The UN System in Rwanda through UNDAP 1(2013-2018) has been part of the national development journey supporting

Rwanda alongside other Development Partners in achieving national development goals through the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (EDPRS 2). Besides other UN Programmes supporting rural economy, the Joint Programme entitled ‘’Accelerating Progress Towards Economic Empowerment of Rural Women ‘’ (RWEE ) has been and will continue to be key component even throughout the new UNDAP (2018-2023).  The Joint Programme implemented by  4 agencies including FAO, IFAD, UNWOMEN and WFP Is a global programme which aims to accelerate the economic empowerment of rural women by leveraging Joint action and capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength in order to generate more lasting and wider scale of improvements in the livelihoods and rights of rural women, including young women, in line with sustainable development goals.

  • Rural women’s improved food and nutrition security;
  • Rural women’s increased income opportunities to sustain their livelihoods;
  • Rural women’s enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes;
  • Improved gender responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

The structure of implementation of the Joint Programme entails that each participating agency designate a focal person who regularly follows up on the planning, implementation and day to day monitoring of the life of the Joint Programme. It is against this backdrop that UN Women Rwanda Country Office would like to recruit a competent Programme Analyst for its Economic empowerment portfolio and particularly the RWEE Joint programme.

About the Position

Reporting to the National Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment particularly the Rural Women through the Joint Programme  ‘’Accelerating Progress Towards Economic Empowerment of Rural Women in  RWANDA’’  by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation , monitoring and evaluation.  S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.  She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, other One UN participating Agencies (WFP, FAO and IFAD), Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Management of the JP-RWEE Programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities responsible to UN Women;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Advise partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;

2.Contribution to the Women`s Economic Empowerment Portfolio

  • Provide inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and interventions related to the WEE portfolio.
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WEE portfolio

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor implementation progress of programme activities and finances using results -based management tools;
  • Maintain and update UN Women Corporate monitoring and evaluation and reporting platforms;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

4.Other Coordination Related Duties

  • Provide technical support to the Senior Management on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Participate in all relevant Results Groups meetings as delegated by the Head Of office or immediate supervisor;
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases


  • Key performance indicator
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of women’s economic empowerment as a  technical area as well as familiarity with the national development agendas and gender equality
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, development economics, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 3 additional years of qualifying experience on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment in access to finance, entrepreneurship etc. is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors;
  • Experience in handling web-based monitoring and reporting platforms is an added advantage;
  • Prior experience working with UN Agencies is an asset.


  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;

How to apply

Uganda: GIS and Mapping Assistant

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

Access to basic services is essential to poverty alleviation. Better access leads to more efficient agricultural production, better market opportunities, diversification of rural economics and general improvement of living conditions is seen due to increased access to essential services like hospitals and schools.UNOPS East Africa Hub is supporting Word Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Uganda (Central and District) in understanding South Western and Karamoja Regions Road Network and Infrastructure by conducting an assessment: Rural Access to Basic Social Services using Evidence Based Decisions tools for Optimal Investments and Attainment of the SDGs.

In order to provide access to services for host communities or displaced/refugee or marginalized vulnerable populations, it is imperative that a comprehensive knowledge of the existing network, its bottlenecks, its used infrastructure and choke points are analysed and understood in order to provide smart and relevant connectivity solutions and to identify and prioritize development needs and ultimately optimize investments based on evidence. This comprehensive knowledge must be coupled with accessibility to other infrastructure and social services (School, Hospitals, Markets.. etc) to understand the services available to these populations. Knowledge and infrastructure will be express on maps.

Functional Responsibilities

The GIS and Mapping Assistant working under Assessment and GIS Expert, will be required to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:-

  1. Assist the UNOPS Assessment and GIS expert to produce a clear and transparent georeferenced information database and maps;
  2. Assist in verification and recording of all field data from surveyors; manage data related to road network, services and infrastructures (health, schools, market, water points, and other social facilities)
  3. Assist in gathering, integrating existing spatial data, determining how best the information can be displayed using GIS and in producing map template;
  4. Assist in analyzing data with spatial analysis for the accessibility and infrastructures mapping undertaken (analysis of satellite image, production of list of GPS coordinate for the villages, facilities, critical points etc)
  5. Assist in making the Rural Access Index calculation, in producing and printing maps following the instruction of the Assessment and GIS expert
  6. Assist in monitoring and evaluation of assessments;

Other responsibilities:

  1. Contribute in intermediate and final reports;
  2. Assist the Assessment and GIS expert to provide trainings in the use of GIS tools;
  3. Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Manager and team;

Final Product

  • Counties/Region/East Africa dataset on accessibilities, infrastructures, facilities

  • A georeferenced dataset (layers of information on infrastructure)

  • List of critical points with GPS coordinates verified by the surveyors

  • List of infrastructure

  • Road networks

  • Analyzed and mapped GPS trace of the inspected roads

  • Summarized statistics on data collected and analyzed (nb of houses, nb of critical points, nb water cross path…)

  • Organized collection of georeferenced pictures/photos

  • Organized list of electronically filled forms with GPS coordinate of visited infrastructures

  • Maps and schematics services/facilities assessment;

  • Information sheet on infrastructures/road sections/facilities/services

Interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills; resourceful, pro-active, maturity of judgement and behavior skills;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective work relationship with subordinates and peers to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work well under stress, meet deadlines;
  • Self-motivated, ability to take on leadership and ownership of actions, and provide flexible and effective solutions to challenging situations;
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to constant change;
  • Willingness to learn and openness to suggestions for self-improvement


  1. Secondary education is required ;
  2. Relevant professional diploma or Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information management, Computer Science or any related area may be accepted in lieu of relevant years of experience (respectively).


  • Secondary education completed and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Geospatial, spatial analysis and mapping is required;
  • Experience in use on android smartphone and its apps, computer software or its equivalent is desired;
  • Experience in collecting electronic Geomapping data and in using tools in a multi-faceted program as well as using Management Information Systems (MIS) is required;
  • Experience in field collection is desired;
  • Skills in Geospatial/ terrain analysis, Geographic Information System, ArcGIS,Spatial and Geographical database acknowledgement are essential;
  • Previous UN/NGO experience is an asset


  • Fluency in written and oral English required


  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Effective Communication: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
  2. Contract level: LICA 5
  3. Contract duration: Short-Term ICA -Maximum duration 3 months**This is a local post. As such, it is only open to Ugandans or persons with valid residence permits.**

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.**East Africa Hub** Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

How to apply:

Please click below link to apply

2 Fresher Project Officer – SHR Job Opportunities – Action for Health Uganda (A4HU)

Organisation: Action for Health Uganda (A4HU)
Reports to:Project Manager
Action for Health Uganda (A4HU) is a youth empowerment organization dedicated to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in socio-economic development and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights (SRHR). A4HU was registered in October 2017 as a new entity to take over the operations of DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) in Uganda. For the past 18 years DSW has supported the implementation of a portfolio of projects to improve sexual and reproductive health of young people in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer – SHR will support, project design, implementation, monitoring, reporting and capacity-building initiatives. Responsible for activities in 50 Youth Clubs and 5 YECs and the wider community; ensures timely planning and implementation of the program; submits activity reports to the A4HU Project Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Organizational Development
  • Development of recommendations for strategic, cost-effective and sustainable structures and processes of programming & resource mobilization within the organization
  • Support the development of strategies, procedures and guidelines to identify and secure partnerships with individuals, institutions and organizations which are positioned to effectively complement and support resource mobilization and project/programme implementation
  • Support the development of training and coaching programs with regard to resource mobilization & programming
  • Support the development and implementation of quality standards for proposals & reports
  • Support the Project Manager in the implementation of organisational policies and procedures
  • Support the Project Manager in developing training and coaching programmes with regard to community work
  • Coordinate and monitor youth clubs and Youth Empowerment Centers including the development of clear goals / targets
  • support negotiation of partnership arrangements and budgets; coordinate teaming agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other institutional agreements with partners
  • Monitor progress of project implementation against work plans and budgets
  • Ensure in coordination with the youth clubs timely and quality results of project implementation and reporting (narrative and financial) (to donors and according to guidelines and procedures)
  • Ensure impact assessments are conducted regularly
  • Support resource mobilization efforts to ensure funds for projects  are available
  • Operational responsibilities
  • Generate and review reports for quality control.
  • In cooperation and coordination with other team identify and engage with new strategic partners as well as with new potential donors
  • In cooperation and coordination with other officers strengthen and maintain relationships with current partners and donors
  • Represent the organisation in interactions with international donor organizations, governments, foundations, and the private sector
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a BA degree in social science or community development or equivalent
  • At least three years of relevant experience in working with a non for profit organisation or a reputable community based organisation preferably working with young people
  • Knowledge in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is a MUST
  • Experience in designing youth programmes.
  • Experience in training and creative facilitation.
  • Knowledge of local Government development structures and policies
  • Experience working with rural communities especially community mobilization and networking
  • Experience of working with youths groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team work and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent computer skills
If you are interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter indicating salary expectation with the reference “(job title)” to: jobs@a4huganda.org addressed to the Human Resource & Admin Manager
Deadline: 25th September 2018
NB:Ideal start date: ASAP. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Manager of Student Services and Affairs Job Vacancy

Position Overview

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a Manager of Student Affairs who will be responsible for creating and preserving an environment conducive to all students’ well-being and to the promotion of the University’s equity agenda. S/he will oversee UGHE’s student offerings and services, ensuring that each student has the tools and support for success personally, professionally, and academically.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of experience as a student affairs champion in a higher education setting. S/he must be committed to engaging collaboratively with faculty and students to respond effectively and empathetically to concerns. The Manager will interact with students, faculty, staff, and, on occasion, external partners at all levels, across time zones and cultures.


Programmatic Leadership and Development

  • Serve as the representative for student affairs in any events in which UGHE students are engaged
  • Lead the development of new programs and facilities related to student services and student experience, with deep attention to fostering an environment that enhances the students’ educational opportunities through an exceptional living and learning experience
  • Develop short and long term strategic goals for UGHE’s Office of Student Affairs, ensuring alignment with UGHE’s core mission and vision
  • Establish and foster a student culture where diversity is honored and where students learn to respect differences, to take responsibility for their actions, and to exercise leadership and community engagement, while also ensuring that all students are supported according to the equity values at the core of UGHE’s mission
  • Develop formal and informal systems for receiving and addressing student feedback
  • Report student feedback to University leadership and ensure timely implementation of solutions
  • Proactively identify, as well as provide direction and management, to University leadership in response to any campus crises or emergency related to students’ well-being

Administration and Supervision

  • Manage budget for the Office of Student Affairs
  • Serve as the primary supervisor and mentor for staff members working in student and residential life


  • Degree in higher education, student services/affairs, counselling, social work, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education, program administration, or counseling activities. Experience in multicultural education, community engagement, and/or leadership development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, administrative skills, and the capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs team
  • A passion for providing and supporting an environment in which all students can thrive and a deep commitment to the mission of the University as well as a vision for increased excellence in the student experience required
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in project management and/or program creation, design, and implementation, particularly in a fast-paced, startup environments
  • Proven ability to manage through crises with discretion and a sense of responsibility and respect for students, families, and the institution
  • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to work with and represent the student experience to faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders
  • Experience in multicultural working environment required; experience working in low and middle income countries preferred
  • Fluency in English required; French and Kinyarwanda language skills desired
  • This position will require working beyond traditional hours

How to apply:

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). The joint Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)/ Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) degree, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, our medical students will pursue a joint MBBS and MGHD degree.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Fresher Psychosocial Counsellor Job Careers – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Psychosocial Counsellor provides a range of psychosocial assessments, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services for individuals, groups, and/or families, as appropriate. As necessary, the Psychosocial Counsellor also works on a referral arrangement with other professionals within and/or outside RLP in the provision of psychosocial and legal interventions to clients. The Psychosocial Counsellor also provides technical support to RLP in relation to psychosocial work through an active contribution in defining psychosocial priorities on research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer social rehabilitation to victims of torture, sexual violence and those that present with common and severe mental disorders
  • Carry out psychological assessment of individual, families and communities
  • Offer psychological counseling to individuals, families, groups and communities of refugees with common and severe mental disorders
  • Keeping an updated database for the clients handled
  • Coordinate the different Refugee Support Groups including children clubs
  • Collect data about clients through interview, case history, psychosocial tests and/ or observational techniques, and evaluate data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  • Explain to clients the relevant internal procedures as well as client obligations in regard to nature and scope of specific interventions, accurate and complete disclosure of information necessary to determine the intervention.
  • Actively participate in the testimony taking exercise for the clients.
  • Conduct home visits to clients to monitor their recovery process.
Documentation and Records management
  • Carry out general assessment of all clients on matters relating to complaints and other issues that may arise in regard to their stay in the community(s).
  • Understand and explain to clients the RLP mandate in regard to services available and make appropriate external referrals to identified partners on issues outside of the mandate
  • Provide counseling and psychosocial support to clients, including to those whose needs may not necessarily fall within the RLP mandate.
  • Independently and/or as part of a team undertake psychosocial related research with the bid to publish findings on psychological and psychosocial related issues among refugees and forced migrants in general;
  • Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussions or using approved data selection technique;
  • Identify and prepare research training materials, tools as necessary for the execution of specific research project.
  • Prepare timely intervention reports, including maintaining and updating the data base of all managed clients.
  • Consult with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to client records, rights, and responsibilities.
  • Consult with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
  • Follows up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery
  • Participate in the review of psychosocial issues and program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in, lead, and/or coordinate training sessions and workshops to enhance psychosocial skills of staff and/or client groups
  • In liaison with the clinical psychologist, and as necessary, provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
  • Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; explain treatment plans, discharge plans, follow-up care programs, and provide therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services to clients as possible.
  • Build capacity of forced migrants and key stakeholders to respond to psychological and mental health issues
  • Actively engage in training of staff on mental Health issues

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Psychosocial Counsellor job opportunity must have experience in use of essential psychological therapies like CBT, NET, Family and Play Therapy
  • Experience in community work with social/ psychological rehabilitation among vulnerable groups
  • Experience engaging with key partners on mental health issues
  • Member of the Uganda Counselling Association or affiliation to any recognized counselling body
  • Ability to give timely report on activities undertaken
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Creative and innovative skills
  • Expertise in working with children
  • Ability to think and write conceptually, convincingly and strategically
  • Ability to engage in advocacy at both local and national level
  • Great interpersonal skills and high level of self-motivation
  • Excellent computer skills with good communication and presentation skills.
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vita in one file not exceeding 2MBs electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
NB: The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: 28th September 2018

Uganda: Programme Officer (DTM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 24 Sep 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer (DTM)

Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 September 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech

Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Uganda is a country of origin, transit and destination of migrants. In addition, the country is currently hosting over 1.4 million refugees, the largest refugee population in the African continent. IOM works actively within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and with government counterparts to serve migrants and refugees and strengthen the capacity of the Government of Uganda to manage migration.

Uganda is one of the countries benefiting from the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and managed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). IOM is one the main implementing partners for the programme along with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Expertise France, Italian State Police, Société de Conseil et de Service du Ministère de L'Intérieur (CIVIPOL) and the British Council.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (BMM), and in close coordination with the Regional Office (RO) for the East and Horn of Africa, the successful candidate will coordinate and implement the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities, and contribute to strengthening the tracking and monitoring of displaced persons (internal and cross-border) and migrants, developing the programme capacity to analyse root causes of movement, and access to services across Uganda.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and supervise the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) response under the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme in Uganda, implementing all DTM components that might be deemed necessary (mobility tracking, flow monitoring, surveys and registrations).

  2. Ensure the timely production of all reporting and outputs of data collection, on behalf of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to be shared with various audiences.

  3. Ensure the provision of timely, accurate and adequate information to all relevant stakeholders on an ad hoc and regular basis regarding movements, new displacements, and protection trends while paying special attention to situation of vulnerable groups like the children, elderly and disabled.

  4. Coordinate field data collection on the humanitarian situation of Displaced Persons and through existing regional DTM focal points, data enumerators, and explore linkages with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) in the field.

  5. Implement cross-border flow monitoring activities at transit points, linking flow monitoring in Uganda with neighbouring countries.

  6. Support the nexus between humanitarian and development needs and durable solutions by providing technical information and data on the root causes of displacement in areas of origin, access to services, phases of displacement, etc. to be used for development-focused interventions around livelihoods and durable solutions.

  7. Assist with strengthening the referral mechanism for specific and community-level protection cases / issues in collaboration with United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dealing with protection of vulnerable groups and through existing mechanisms, e.g. Protection / Child Protection (CP), Gender Based Violence (GBV) sector working groups.

  8. Organize appropriate training for DTM teams on a variety of issues including protection, multi-sectoral analysis, data collection, technological solutions to strengthen data collection, data protection, etc.

  9. Organize and participate in field visits to areas of population movements, to collect information through community assessments, focus group discussions and individual interviews.

  10. Ensure the maintenance of organized database(s) and reporting mechanisms for all information collected on population movements directly collected by DTM.

  11. Facilitate the integration of protection/gender issues and attention to specific women/girl's and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all DTM activities.

  12. Uphold the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across all DTM data management, sharing and dissemination activities. Bring issues of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor.

  13. Participate in relevant interagency meetings (Government, UN, I/NGOs, other partners), including sector, working groups and task force meetings to represent DTM and follow up on resulting action points and recommendations; take and share meeting minutes with relevant units/colleagues.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Social Science, Information Management, Disaster Risk Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Relevant professional experience in the field is required;

• Experience in Information Management or Disaster Risk management is required;

• Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;

• Experience in project management and implementation;

• Experience in data collection and providing training on data collection and management;

• Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;

• Experience in the development and implementation of population database a distinct advantage;

• Working experience in the region is an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling

environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 September 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 11.09.2018 to 24.09.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/213 (P) – Programme Officer (DTM) (P2) – Kampala, Uganda (55644919) Released

Posting: Posting NC55644938 (55644938) Released

Several Manager of District Jobs – EarthEnable Uganda

Organization: EarthEnable Uganda
Duty Station: Positions available in districts throughout Eastern Uganda, Uganda
Reports to: Uganda Managing Director
At EarthEnable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could come from any part of the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean, dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and dignity in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.
EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across EastAfrica. 65% of Ugandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many who need it.
EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floorsthat are 70% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished.
Job Summary:  We are looking for an experienced and organized District Manager who will lead day-to-day operations in and strategize for scaling within a district. The job will involve overseeing office and field operations (in construction and sales), managing the district budget, and providing regular input to the district team as well as senior management to hone and improve EarthEnable’s service delivery within the district. The primary role of the District Manager is to coordinate the work of the district team, and to build their capacity for even higher achievement. This District Manager will receive supervision and guidance from the Uganda Managing Director. This is a field-oriented leadership position, with a consistent blend of office and fieldwork. The successful candidate will be willing to get his or her hands dirty and work closely with masons and sales reps, while having an eye for the bigger picture and growth projections of the company. We are looking for someone who is adept at detailed planning, a quick learner, and an entrepreneurial self- starter.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning and Execution
·         Work with Uganda Managing Director to develop scale strategy and set operational, sales, and financial targets for the district
·         Manage execution of strategy in marketing, sales, construction and ensure strategies are aligned and coordinated across departments to avoid inconsistencies or overlap in work streams within the district
·         Take ownership of all district-specific projects and deliverables
·         Get out to customer sites to ensure adequate communication of messages and efficient construction procedures at least once a week
·         Actively seek the support of department managers for systems development, team capacity building, and problem solving
·         Ultimate profit and loss responsibility for the district: drive revenue to cover operational costs, working closely with the finance department to analyze budgets and actuals across various units
·         Ensure fiscal responsibility in all the district’s budgets and spending, prioritizing cost cutting and cost saving
·         Together with the district staff and senior management, set targets for all departments
·         Ensure that the district is reaching those targets
·         Report regularly to the senior management team, including participation in management meetings at the head office
·         Build capacity of the district staff to lead their functions independently through active management, teaching, and support

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         5+ years of experience with at least 2-5 years of experience in a management role (general management preferred) – entry level candidates should not apply
·         Experience in at least two different functions (sales and marketing, finance, construction, customer care, etc.)
·         A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, project management, logistics and operations, or engineering
·         Passionate about EarthEnable’s impact and committed to making a difference in the lives of rural Ugandans
·         Clear communication skills
·         Excellent managerial skills with a strong drive to develop the capacity of others and to motivate them
·         Strong teaching skills and patience as a manager, coach, and teacher, analytical and critical thinker with a strong ability to problem-solve and to coach others to do so
·         Able to make clear reports and presentations both to lower-level staff and senior managers
·         Strong knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) Flexible and adaptable; equally comfortable in a rural village building a floor, at an office training staff, and in the Mayor’s office.
·         Ability to work on and keep track of a variety of tasks at the same time; excellent time management skills
·         Experience with a social enterprise or for-profit companies preferred
·         Ability to work highly independently
·         Positive, can-do attitude
·         Honest and responsible
·         Fluent in Luganda or Lusoga and English
All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below and include in their  cover letters, please state what excites you most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it.