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Uganda: Livestock Trainee-One vacancy based in Kotido (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The USAID-funded Karamoja Food and Nutrition Security Activity – APOLOU, is program focused on improving the food and nutrition security of most vulnerable households in Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, and Amudat districts of Karamoja. To realize this goal, the Activity’s purposes are grounded in social and behavior change; and support gender-transformative and resilience outcomes:

  1. Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and Nutrition security
  2. Improved health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under five, and adolescent girls
  3. Improved WASH conditions
  4. Adolescent girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods through improved capacities and strengthened market systems.

The agriculture sector of the Apolou livelihood interventions are geared towards improving farmer incomes at household level by tapping into the opportunities in the agro inputs/output markets through sustainable market linkages, and creating a community-led Ag Extension system tailored to the Karamoja context. Mercy Corps Apolou in collaboration with the local government and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Industry and Fishery designed a community-led extension approach using using agriculture village agents who will be operationalized as a private agriculture extension service providers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

§ In the course of the Graduate trainee program, graduate trainee’s will get an opportunity to translate their knowledge and skill gained from school into the real-world

§ During the 12-month program, the trainee will have the opportunities to work alongside with Livestock technical experts and senior managers and take part in the livestock value chain improvement initiatives of Apolou to tackle critical issues facing the Livestock sector in Karamoja region

§ During the Graduate trainee period, the graduate trainee will enhance her/his community dialogue and mobilization skills

§ In the course of the Graduate trainee program, trainees will develop proficiency in written and oral communication skills for professional audiences such as co-workers, government stakeholders and non-professional audiences like community stakeholders/beneficiaries.

§ Trainees will gain hands on experience in sensitization of farmers for adoption of behaviors and practices (e.g Herd health) geared towards improved food and Nutrition security, with insight of the adult education approach/ Extension methodologies

§ In the Graduate trainee programing, trainees will enhance her/his knowledge and skill on work plan development, report writing and primary data collection

GRADUATE TRAINEE’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate the capacity to understand the experience and perspectives of other people and use this as a basis for productive relationships
  • Promote herd health at the community level
  • Work with community animal health workers and PVPs in the herd health program
  • Supervise and participate in the herd health program
  • Participate in identifying training needs, production constraints and devising ways forward
  • Prepare timely monthly progress report by providing data to support tasks accomplished in the work plan and submit to livestock Manager
  • Participate in sector meetings,
  • Coordinate and work closely with the district production department and sub-county authorities to ensure they are informed about the program activities through courtesy visits to the sub-county headquarters of program operation and production department at the districts
  • Support the Livestock sector in the overall implementation of all livestock activities, participate in the development of follow on activities and perform any other task as required.

DELIVERABLES:

  • Actively participate in Apolou Livestock sector work planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora
  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned activities in the required format and submit to the Livestock Manager
  • Document and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with Mercy Corps policies

IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary medicine, Animal production or a closely related field and should have graduated at most 2 years ago
  • Should have excellent command of English Language, both verbal and Written, and proficiency in Ng’akaramojong, Pokot and Swahili is desired
  • Should be a self-starter, able to work in teams and independently, proactive and open to learning
  • He/She must be willing to work in rural settings in Karamoja region and interact freely with the program clients.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.
  • Flexibility and desirous to take on additional roles and responsibilities as opportunities and needs arise
  • Knowledge of the local environment and fluency in languages like Pokot, Kiswahili and Ngarikaramajong will be an added advantage

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Kotido is secure with access to basic amenities. The position is based in Kotido district and the incumbent will spend part of the week there but the position requires up to (60%) travel within the Kaabong, Moroto and Amudat districts of the Apolou operations areas in Karamoja region.

Mercy Corps graduate trainee and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Ethics and Integrity

All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to a disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Tuesday, 21st August, 2018. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for.** Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Uganda: Logistics Officer Based in Kaabong (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006 and directly implements programs in the northern Districts of Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kaabong, Kotido, and Abim with funding from USAID’s, Food for Peace (FFP), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Over the past years Mercy Corps Uganda has experienced significant growth that has resulted in the expansion into new districts and the development of more innovative alliances with international and national NGOs. Working in transitional environments, Mercy Corps is working in two regions of northern Uganda. Previously assisting IDPs and integrating well-targeted short-term humanitarian assistance, the country program is moving towards larger longer term programs that facilitate market-based approaches within a wide range of activities (livelihoods, peace building, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and economic development) Mercy Corps takes a very integrated approach to ensure the greatest and most sustainable impact

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Managers, the Logistics Officer is responsible for the overall Logistics Management of the Kotido Office. In charge of the Kotido Logistics department, the Logistics Officer will make sure that all programs in the field are fully supported timely and accurately in all type of logistics needs. The Logistics Officer is the key person for all the Kotido/Abim Logistics arrangements, coordination. In addition this position will be required to perform other program support logistical duties, such as arranging flights, transportation, lodging, etc… as the need arises.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager, the following functions are performed:

  1. Fleet management:

  2. Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy. Ensure that all vehicles have proper on-board vehicle documentation. Maintain administrative vehicle files for each vehicle.

  3. Continuous tracking of vehicle log-sheets; responsible for monthly compilation of fuel consumptions.

  4. With the Head Driver, schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs. Maintain vehicle movement board daily. Oversee and ensure proper use of the vehicles.

  5. Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)

  6. Organize cleaning of vehicles.

  7. Organize regular service schedules for vehicles and maintain service schedule files.

  8. Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.

  9. Track vehicle expenses in accordance with the respective procurement policy.

  10. File Monthly Vehicle Consumables sheet for each vehicle separately.

  11. Order and maintain stock of spare parts and consumables.

  12. Manage drivers’ leave schedules ensuring smooth operation of the fleet.

  13. Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure proper tracking of drivers/Guards HR files.

  14. Ensure drivers are licensed and trained. Participate in hiring and disciplinary measures for drivers.

  15. Coordinate with drivers to ensure regular vehicle communications is in place.

  16. Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.

  17. As security focal point, coordinate with District Security officers; organize levies as needed for field trips.

  18. Ensure that security incident reports are completed and filed including all vehicles’ related incidents).

  19. Ensure that accident reports are completed and filed.

  20. Responsible for oversight of vehicle rentals including tracking of leases and payments.

  21. Asset Management

  22. Maintain the asset records for all vehicles/motorcycles in Kotido office and liaise with Kampala for a centralized Assets inventory of all MC Uganda offices

  23. Ensure all the items bought that falls under Asset category in vehicles according to MC Policies are properly registered on the Asset Register with all the required information

  24. Every month review and physically crosscheck with the drivers that all the tools are always available – any loss or damage must be reported.

  25. File Maintenance:

All logistics and operations files must be clearly maintained. These files must always be updated, organized, clearly marked, and complete. These will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Warehouse reports (including receipts, dispatches, internal waybills, and information regarding laborers and equipment), produced and filed by month

  • Manuals documentation, receipts and other important documents

  • Copies of goods received notes for all procured items purchased in Kampala or other offices and transferred to Kotido or items for Abim and any other office transiting in Kotido.

  • All vehicles’ files must be properly and clearly filed at all time and easily accessible

  • All incidents or related reports are captured and properly filed

  • Produce and file other reports as necessary.

  • Others

  • In the absence of the procurement officer and administration officer, and in coordination with the Operations Manager, provide support for all procurement and administration activities to ensure operations are done according to Mercy Corps policy.

  • Provide supervisory roles to Drivers, and Guards to ensure that they meet performance objectives through regular meetings, disciplinary actions, development planning, delegation and performance reviews.

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps.

  • Perform other tasks as requested and needed by Mercy Corps Operations in Kotido

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Logistics, procurement and/or procurement management, Asset management and security management

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement & Logistics Management ,Business Management, or related field

  • INGO/NGO experience is an advantage

  • Knowledge of the Local context of Karamoja is an advantage, including knowledge of Local Language

  • Competencies in organizational skills, ability to interact effectively with diverse personnel, adaptability to unanticipated circumstances

  • Quick thinker with ability to resolve problems fast, with minimal supervision

  • Security management and reporting is an advantage

  • Microsoft Office computer skills and experience with using email.

  • Good command of English, both oral and written.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

A clear understanding of Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing and Assets management ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with donor policies and procedures is essential.

The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.

A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of program activities is necessary.
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How to apply:

Applications: Submit your online application to the Senior HR and Legal Manager by clicking on the following link https://www.fuzu.com/campaigns/logistics-officer-based-in-kaabong-mercycorps , Clearly state your salary requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Monday, June 18th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Uganda: Consultancy-Technical, financial and capacity building support to implementation of community-level interventions using standardised and integrated packages (iCCM, MNH KFCPs) (11 Months)- Ugandan Nationals Only

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 May 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Health Manager, the consultant will provide technical support to District Health Teams in the 7 Karamoja districts of Abim, Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong, Napak, Nakapiripirit and Moroto where iCCM has been established, strengthen community health information systems with a bias on VHT reporting, build VHT, Health workers and DHT capacity to implement quality iCCM programs

Background:

Though Uganda has made progress in reducing child mortality, 90,000 children still die every year in the country, mainly due to preventable and treatable conditions. The main killers of children below five years of age are malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and infections such as HIV that account for more than 40 per cent of under-five deaths. Undernutrition also remains an important contributor to poor outcomes in maternal, newborn and child health. While the prevalence of stunting has decreased from 33 per cent to 29 per cent between 2011 and 2016 (UDHS), there are an estimated 1,850,000 stunted children in the country. During the same period, underweight and wasting also declined from 14 per cent to 11 per cent and from 5 per cent to 4 per cent, respectively.

The Uganda Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan (UMRSP), 2014/15-2019/20, the midterm review noted with concern that the current scope and scale of malaria interventions have less effect on malaria transmission and this is likely to affect their ability to achieve the goals of the strategic plan. As a recommendation, mass action is being proposed as a strategy to combat malaria at community and household level by increasing community engagement and ownership for the prevention and control of malaria. This has further pointed to the need for the NMCP to ensure that malaria interventions are embedded in, and supported through, a strong enabling environment and that all planning and implementation efforts are truly decentralized including up to the community

The iCCM intervention has been effective in improving access to the services, bringing lifesaving treatment nearer the grass root and ensuring children under five suffering from malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia receive treatment within 24 hours of onset of the illness in line with sustainable development goal 3.

Following the launch of the iCCM strategy in 2010, the iCCM programme is being implemented in 62 districts in Uganda with support from key partners namely UNICEF, WHO, CIDA, Global Fund, Malaria Consortium and IRC. The UNICEF support towards iCCM in 50 districts is detailed below:

  • DFID- UNICEF partnership supports 23 districts for all components of iCCM namely training, supervision & monitoring and iCCM commodities (Gulu, Agago, Pader, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro, Kole, Apac, Oyam, Amuru, Otuke, Alebtong, Kaberamaido, Dokolo, Amolatar, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Kaabong, Napak, Amudat and Nakapiripirit).

  • UNICEF procures and supplies non-malaria iCCM commodities to 26 Global Fund-supported districts. These include Luwero, Pallisa, Amuria, Soroti and Serere,Sheema, Rubirizi, Bushenyi, Kamwenge and Kasese, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Maracha and Nebbi , Wakiso, Masaka, Kalungu, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Mpigi, Butambala, Gomba, Kiruhura, Rakai, Lyantonde.
  • Through regular resources, UNICEF supports iCCM implementation in Ntungamo district.

    With funding from DFID, UNICEF in partnership with WHO and Malaria Consortium will support the implementation of a 5-year programme to strengthen Uganda’s response to Malaria. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to the reduction in morbidity and mortality due to malaria and other common childhood illnesses in Karamoja and Mid-Northern regions of Uganda.

    Since the ICCM programme requires continued and intensive supportive supervision and on-site mentorship, UNICEF Uganda has planned three consultancies.

  • one consultancy for 7 districts in Karamoja region
  • one consultancy to cover nine districts 8 Northern and one South western Uganda districts, namely Gulu, Amuru, Agago, Pader, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro, and Ntungamo
  • and one consultancy to support eight districts in Northern and Eastern Uganda namely Kole, Apac, Oyam, Otuke, Alebtong, Dokolo, Amolatar and Kaberamaido.

  • Purpose of the assignment:

    The purpose of this assignment is to address priority health systems gaps and improve the quality of iCCM implementation in the 7 districts of Karamoja. The consultant will work in collaboration with the 7 UNICEF supported districts of Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Kaabong, Napak, Amudat and Nakapiripirit.

    Key Tasks:

  • Quarterly VHT review meetings are conducted, and VHT reports are compiled, analyzed and shared with the DHOs, MoH and other stakeholders through DHIS2, on a quarterly basis.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize and participate in district specific quarterly health program performance review meetings
  • Support review of each of the districts, health facilities and VHT supply management capacity; identify bottlenecks and possible solutions to ensure proper supply chain management of the iCCM commodities provided through UNICEF and NMS using designed tools. National Medical Stores is expected to take full responsibility of warehousing and distribution to the districts up to the last mile (health facilities).
  • Coordinate with the respective DHOs/DHT, UNICEF District Focal Officers (DFO’s) as well as UNICEF Technical Officers for adequate and timely delivery of ICCM commodities provided by UNICEF and NMS.
  • Support establishment of strong quality assurance teams at district, health facility and community level for monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the iCCM program to ensure quality of the services being delivered and ensure integration of the program into the general health system.
  • Coordinate and facilitate refresher training of health workers with a focus on iCCM supply chain management in collaboration with the Medicines Management Supervisors in iCCM implementing districts especially those under DFID-UNICEF support.
  • Plan, organise and conduct refresher trainings for all the VHTs and VHT Peer Supervisors/ iCCM VHTs in UNICEF supported districts and address bottlenecks and challenges identified in VHT iCCM implementation.
  • Support IMCI-ICATT trainings for health workers across the 7 districts.
  • Conduct field monitoring with emphasis and focus on end-user monitoring to ensure quality assurance and continued functionality of ICCM through holding focus group discussions, individual and key informant interviews.
  • Support iCCM stakeholder’s meetings to ensure quality quarterly progress update on iCCM implementation in different regions with reference to success stories, lessons learnt, challenges and constraints and how to overcome the obstacles.
  • Support selected district health teams to supervise and mentor HSD and health facility teams on malaria management and EPR.
  • Support UNICEF in identifying funding gaps for proposal development for iCCM programming and leveraging of resources.
  • Support the UNICEF iCCM team in data analysis and regular reporting.
  • To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, public health or a related subject
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in ICCM or community based health programming.
  • Should command respect from district officials
  • Should have a good understanding of the power related dynamics at district and community levels
  • Strong analytical and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Should have good logic and analytical skills
  • Should have good writing skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512838

    Several No Experience Data Collection Jobs – APOLOU Enumerators – Mercy Corps

    Organization: Mercy Corps
    Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
    About USAID Apolou Program:
    In October 2017, Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4 districts in Karamoja, the Apolou Activity. The Activity has four purposes with cross cutting themes of gender and youth and resilience: 1) Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security, 2) Improved health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under five, and adolescent girls, 3) Improved WASH conditions and 4) Adolescent girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods through improved capacities and strengthened market systems. Apolou is implemented by a consortium of actors led by Mercy Corps, including Save the Children, Whave Solutions, four local partners (KAPDA, AIDI, NARWOA and Riam Riam) and Tufts University’s Feinstein International Centre (FIC).
    Job Summary: The APOLOU Enumerator will gather valuable data from the community within the program geographical areas of Kotido, Abim, Kaabong, and Amudat Districts.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Attend assessment orientations as required
    • Conduct field assessments as instructed
    • Complete data collection instruments as instructed and Submit/Hand in completed surveys on time
    • Keep the data collection instruments (Mercy Corps assets) secure & in good condition
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring positive recognition to Mercy Corps and not to endanger Mercy Corps mission.
    • Report all problems to the supervisor and communicate with supervisor on a consistent basis
    • Enter data into the Mercy Corps database

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Apolou Enumerator job opportunity should a  Diploma /Degree or certificate in relevant field.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including probing techniques
    • Previous experience in Data collection using tablets/ smart phones is an advantage.
    • Candidates should use good interview techniques including probing and protect respondent’s privacy, and be able to collect qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Candidates with good mobile data collection skills and knowledge of Ngakarimojong are highly preferred.
    • Excellent computer skills, specifically in MS Word, MS Excel
    • Attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in time
    • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
    • Good community mobilization skills
    • Ability to translate information/ text from English to the local respective languages.
    • Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Ngakarimojong or Ethur is a must.
    • Ensure ethical standards
    Duration: April 2018 – December 2018
    All candidates should submit their applications in the hardcopy form to the field offices of Mercy corps in Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Amudat. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees) and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. The application envelope should include the location/District you are applying for.
    Deadline:  13th April 2018



    Finance Officer USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

    Organisation: Caritas International
    Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
    Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
    Job Summary: The Finance Officer will ensure adequate stewardship of agency resources and sound financial reporting in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Caritas Kotido policies and procedures, local laws and donor requirements. His/her mayor responsibilities would include but not limited to managing bank & petty cash operations, cash receipts, receivables, prepayments & payables.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • The incumbent examines financial documents such as invoices, vouchers, advance requests, expense reports, and purchase orders to ensure the completeness, accuracy, reasonability and validity of financial data.
    • Maintains, monitors, and disburses funds from the project bank account(s) in accordance with Caritas Kotido Diocese financial policies and procedures.
    • Ensures that accounting documents are filed on a timely basis, proper accounting records are maintained and compatible with standard accounting practice of Caritas Kotido Diocese and donor guidelines.
    • Regularly monitors and reconciles supplier statements on regular basis and ensures timely settlement of bills.
    • Tasked with the preparation of monthly bank reconciliation.
    • Monitors and reconciles travel expenses and project expenses to individual advances to ensure they are liquidated in a timely manner.
    • Codes, tracks, and processes vendor invoices, consultant invoices and travel advances for payments on a timely basis.
    • Posting entries into the accounting system on a daily basis.
    • Assist the accountant and Finance Manager in preparation of monthly financial reports, accruals and projections, and any other financial reports.
    • Develops detailed activity reports and expenditure analysis per program to be shared with the Finance Manager and program staff.
    • Work with the accountant and Finance Manger to develop annual budgets for program activities and office costs.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, or Business Administration
    • Any CPA (U) qualification would be an added advantage.
    • At least three years relevant experience in financial analysis and reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting.
    • Extensive knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations would be an added advantage.
    • Previous experience with non-profit organization or faith based organisation is required
    • Broad knowledge and understanding of maintenance of ledger entries, books keeping skills and bank reconciliations.
    • Computers skills including use of spread sheets and/or accounting packages
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.
    • Knowledge of internal controls and their application
    • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy;
    • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision.
    • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
    P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
    P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
    Deadline: 16th February 2018


    Several Fresher SILC Officer NGO Jobs – Caritas International

    Organisation: Caritas International
    Reports to: Livelihoods Programmes Manager
    Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
    Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
    Job Summary: The SILC Officers will be responsible for overseeing and providing technical support to all relevant SILC activities implemented by Caritas Kotido Diocese within each of their respective sub counties within the district. They will also oversee the 5 SILC Supervisors in the district sub-counties
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Support the coordination and monitoring of SILC activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
    • Manage community mobilization for SILC including field agent selection process and self-selection process for the establishment of SILC groups
    • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
    • Responsible for training and oversight of field agents on SILC methodology, responsibilities, and group mentorship
    • Monitor progress of SILC groups through regular structured visits, provide ongoing support to field agents who take over the facilitation of SILC groups.
    • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
    • Coordinate, monitor, and report on volunteer activities and maintain good records.
    • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, Bachelor of Commerce and/or microfinance.
    • Two to five years of work experience in community development and mobilization.
    • Computer literate.
    • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse group.
    • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
    • Ability to communicate in the local dialect of Abim.
    • Possession of a valid riding license is a must.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
    P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
    P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
    Deadline: 16th February 2018


    Gender Officer USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

    Organisation: Caritas International
    Reports to: Foundation Programs Manager
    Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
    Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
    Job Summary: The Gender Officer (GO) is responsible for supporting all Gender activities and gender inclusive programming promotion. S/he will serve as the lead officer in identifying gender-based constraints facing women and men in the target communities and steering program activities to directly address these issues. The Gender Officer will take primary responsibility to advocate for greater attention to gender perspectives, by providing the necessary technical support to gender integration throughout the operational areas. The GO will support the implementing team with gender mainstreaming and analysis throughout the program period.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Assist the NUYOK team in ensuring the distinct roles and constraints of men, women, girls and boys of targeted households are understood and addressed by assessing the gender equity across gender lines in project participation and benefits.
    • Act as a contact person in gender mainstreaming of the programme and provide guidance on gender perspectives in all aspects of the program.
    • Assume primary responsibility in monitoring, evaluating data quality for gender disaggregation and reporting, as well as documentation of successes and failures in the program.
    • Collect qualitative/quantitative data in program operational areas on a regular basis, on gender perspectives to provide a holistic picture of gender mainstreaming.
    • Take a lead in providing technical support to the implementing team to build skills and develop effective strategies to conducting gender analysis engaging men.
    • Address gender inequality at the household and community levels in order to improve the business opportunities for female-lead households.
    • With the program team develop project specific gender action plan as per the program gender strategy/action plan.
    • Assist and lead the implementation team in ensuring that plans developed by the community consider the different needs and interests of both sexes and contribute towards creation of new opportunities for women and girls.
    • Ensure that all trainings on and facilitation of M&E processes include awareness on gender equality, equity and integration of gender responsive programming.
    • Any other duties assigned and specific to the programme.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in gender and development, women’s studies, masculinity studies, sociology, law or a related field
    • At least three years of professional experience in the field of gender and development
    • Familiarity with tools of gender mainstreaming, including gender analysis
    • First-hand knowledge of gender dynamics in Karamoja is a must, as well as a basic understanding of the gender legal and policy framework in Uganda
    • Show commitment to women’s rights, human rights and social justice
    • Working knowledge and experience in GBV prevention and response
    • Demonstrated skills in networking, collaboration, education, community consultations and organizational development
    • A strong team player with good communication and diplomatic skills
    • Very good analytical and information management skills
    • Good organizational skills and ability to work under/manage stress
    • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving
    • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
    • Skill in maintaining professional internal and external relationships
    • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information both for the staff and the organization.
    • Previous experience working on any USAID funded program is an added advantage.
    • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
    P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
    P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
    Deadline: 16th February 2018


    Livestock Officer Charity Jobs – Caritas International

    Organisation: Caritas International
    Reports to: Livelihoods Programmes Manager
    Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
    Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
    Job Summary: The Livestock Officer will be responsible for livestock programme activities in the NUYOK Programme. S/he will be working with the livestock farmers, veterinary officers, veterinary para-professionals, veterinarians without borders (VWB) and community animal health workers through proper livestock programming and planning. S/he will work with the vet techs as needed and will report to the Livelihoods Program Manager.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Work closely with the project team to identify and pilot interventions that improve the productivity and competitiveness of the livestock industry.
    • Develop work plans and budget and required reports.
    • Monitor and evaluate all livestock related activities in target households.
    • Supervise livestock agents.
    • Actively promote preservation and storage of local agricultural and industrial biproducts.
    • Support businesses and youth groups to develop new livestock-related businesses, such as feed block manufacture, apiculture, silage production, milk distribution, and fattening activities.
    • Work closely with livestock health companies and service providers
    • Work closely with district veterinary offices and veterinary extension workers. The Livestock Officer will support initiatives to improve herd composition.
    • The livestock officer will foster good calf management practices, including creep feeding, milking frequency and calf-pen hygiene.
    • Conduct on-site field visits regularly to monitor progress of activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the programmes’ economic and social impacts to the community
    • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations;
    • Provide data in support of team’s submission of timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation.
    • Identify, assess and develop networks and strategies for potential private, public and civil society sector partnership with NUYOK program
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Caritas Kotido and to not jeopardize its mission.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The applicant must hold a degree in either of the following; Livestock production and management, Animal Production Technology and Management and Veterinary Medicine.
    • At least two to five years of experience with NGOs/FBOs in livestock production activities especially in a rural or pastoral community.
    • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of partners; private sector, government and civil society.
    • Exhibit skills in team work, holding community consultations and organizational development;
    • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
    • Willingness to work in the field with livestock producers, community animal health workers, kraal leaders, businesses in the value chain and communities
    • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
    P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
    P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
    Deadline: 16th February 2018


    Administrative Assistant USAID NUYOK Project Jobs – Caritas

    Organisation: Caritas Kotido Diocese
    Reports to: Administration Manager
    Caritas Kotido Diocese was established in 1991 as the social services and development arm of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido. Caritas Kotido Diocese operates under the registered Trustee of Kotido Diocese and uses the Certificate of Incorporation of “Kotido Diocese” as a corporate body under the name “THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF KOTIDO DIOCESE.”
    Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
    Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant will provide support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our field office’s general administrative activities.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Ensures reception and orientation of incoming visitors
    • Receives and dispatches incoming telephone calls and manages contact database
    • Manages appointments for the program management team
    • Manages and maintains records for the field office outgoing/incoming courier
    • Manages the use of office meeting room
    • Assist in drafting outgoing correspondences
    • Assists with filing for the field office
    • Assists in preparation of conferences/workshops
    • Assists in data entry when needed
    • Proofread, edit and photocopy documents as needed
    • Provide logistical support for meetings, training workshops, and field trips
    • Write and distribute meeting minutes, including conference call meetings when needed
    • Maintain office supplies for office as required.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The applicant should preferably hold a professional diploma in secretarial studies, Human Resource management, and Business Administration.
    • One to two years experience working in an office environment in a clerical or administrative role.
    • Previous experience with a local or international NGO is an added advantage
    • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
    • Experience with typing/word processing, data entry into online databases and forms, and working with various office equipment.
    • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems. Proficient in Word.
    • Good time management skills with ability to work on multiple tasks
    • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.
    • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
    P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
    P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
    Deadline: 16th February 2018


    Uganda: MCHN Officer – Community Behavior Change – 1 Vacancy based in Moroto (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: Mercy Corps
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 06 Feb 2018

    PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

    Mercy Corps does high-quality, analytical work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development programs in the Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions of Uganda with funding from USAID, DFID and ECHO, among others. Apolou (“Growth” in Nga’karimojong) is a 5-year USAID funded DFSA activity operating in the four districts of Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Amudat. Apolou has four objectives grounded in social behaviour change and supports gender-transformative and resilience outcomes:

    1. Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security.

    2. Improved health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under five and adolescent girls.

    3. Improved WASH conditions.

    4. Adolescent girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods through improved capacities and strengthen market systems.

    GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

    The primary focus of the MCHN Officer for Community Behavior Change (CBC) will be to support the roll out of the MCA strategy to program coverage districts. CBC activities will focus on the enabling environment around the caregiver, targeting husbands, elders, community opinion leaders and other influential persons to speed progress towards positive gender and health behavior changes. The officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the CBC component of the Apolou behavior change strategy and will have supervisory responsibility for activities in Kotido and Kaabong.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Program

    · Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of MCG activities including; mentorship, support supervision and managerial support to CBCAs of Kotido and Kaabong, spending approximately an equal amount of time between the two field offices.

    · Sensitize and advocate for the male engagement strategy to relevant stakeholders including local government, Sub-county officials, elders, implementing partners and foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders.

    · Support the CBC Manager in the development of activity plans and a reporting format for the CBC sector with special focus on Kotido and Kaabong.

    · Contribute in the development of training curriculum, project tools, and IEC materials; facilitate nutrition related trainings for CBCAs e.g. Gender, IYCF and other ENA/EHA components as well as support with staff capacity building.

    · Support rollout of module trainings to male change agents, as a direct trainer and backstop supporter to CBCAs.

    · Supervise the activities and performance of CBCAs in Kotido and Kaabong; conduct routine team meetings, adhere to performance reviews timelines, troubleshoot challenges and standardize implementation approaches.

    · Empower community members, MCAs and HBCs to lead community dialogues promoting positive maternal and child health behaviors and gender equality.

    · Support in troubleshooting of challenges faced by CBCAs, standardizing implementation approaches and ensuring technical quality.

    · Working closely with MCHN manager and broader MCHN team to coordinate overall activities ans day-to-day operations and logistics to maximize use of resources and ensure complementary programming

    · Provide oversight to the CBCAs in regards to adhering to procurement, finance and security policy and procedures, ensuring proper documentation of processes.

    · Identify and document best practices to share with the team, KFNSA partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

    Partnership Management:

    · Establish and maintain productive working relationship with partner organizations, working together to develop complementary monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management structures wherever possible.

    · Liaise with partners to coordinate and maximize influence at local and regional forums.

    · Establish and maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and district leaders, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.

    · Collaboratively represent the health activities of Apolou together with partner’s organizations like Save the Children, Whave at relevant local government and civil society organizations.

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

    · Provide ongoing support to CBCAs in monitoring, evaluation and learning.

    · Take responsibility for data collection, data archiving, quality assurance, quality control, and communicating to MELC focal person on Kotido and Kaabong activities.

    · Oversee the program filing system and ensure that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

    · At least 3 years of related professional experience.

    · Bachelors’ degree in public health or related field.

    · Community Behaviour Change implementation experience is a plus

    · Demonstrated skills in data collection, verification and documentation

    · Proven skills in networking, team-building, community consultations and organizational development;

    · Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills

    · Willingness to consider new perspectives, promote gender equality and engage in advanced gender training

    · Ability to ride a motorcycle and he/she should be in possession of a valid driving/riding license

    · Proven knowledge and capacity in using computer basic applications Ms word, Excel and internet

    · In-depth knowledge of the social, cultural and economic context of Karamoja a plus

    · Fluency in Nga’Karamojong a plus

    How to apply:

    Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for**.** Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.