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No Experience Student Logistics Intern Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
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.
Intern’s Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Record keeping and Filing
  • Maintain vehicle administrative files
  • Track vehicle expenses
  • Compute fuel consumption reports
  • Conduct weekly vehicle inspection
  • Maintain Kampala movement board
  • Maintain database for Motorcycle expenses and repairs.
  • Well maintained Vehicle files
  • Organized fuel consumption reports and vehicle log sheets

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Logistics Intern job opportunity should be a Bachelor’s Student of Logistics and supply chain management or Transport and Logistics Management preferably in second year.
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Negotiation
  • Keen to details
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Planning & Organizational skills
  • Numerical and analytical skills
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 27th August 2018



3 Fresher Field Collections Officer (Private Sector Loans) Job Opportunities – Platinum Credit (U) Ltd

Organisation: Platinum Credit (U) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Platinum Credit (U) Ltd is a subsidiary of Platcorp Holdings Ltd which operates as a holding company and through its subsidiaries provides emergency loans to individuals in the East African region. They are a leading Regional Micro Finance Company providing emergency loans to employed individuals in Eastern Africa with a branch network in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Platinum Credit (U) Ltd has introduced a new product available to formally employed persons working in the Private Sector.
Job Summary:   The Field Collections Officer(Private Sector Loans) will carry out collections activities for Private Sector Loans
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Achieving collections targets.
  • Visiting customers at their workplace/home to persuade/cause them to pay.
  • Letter dunning.
  • Skip Tracing.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Platinum Credit Field Collections Officer (Private Sector Loans) job position must hold a Degree in a relevant field.
  • One year of experience in a similar position/ any other collections related role preferably in financial institution.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed CVs (in Ms Word format) and testimonials (in PDF format) to the address below; (total email size should not exceed 2MB)
The Human Resource Manager,
Send your application to: info@platinumcredit.co.ug 
Deadline: 4th September 2018



Off – Grid Business Development Specialist USAID Grant Jobs – Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Organization: Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (“Power Africa Uganda Accelerator”) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The goal of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator is to facilitate 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of additional generation capacity and one million new connections in Uganda by 2020. This target is aligned with the Government of Uganda’s target of increasing generation capacity to 2,500 MW by 2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Job Summary:  The Off-Grid Business Development Specialist will support to off-grid energy companies (“clients”) throughout Uganda by providing technical assistance, business development, and management services to enhance sales, marketing, financial, and managerial performance. The Off-Grid Business Development Specialist will be a relationship manager, technical assistance provider and general problem-solver for off-grid companies looking to establish or build their business in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify and interview potential clients for support under the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator.
  • Interview prospective clients both at the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator’s offices and at their places of business, explaining how project can benefit them.
  • Support and provide guidance to private sector enterprises in defining their business needs.
  • Identify support services that are most beneficial, practical, and cost effective for client business growth.
  • Provide market intelligence, including feasibility studies, regulatory analysis, and market research.
  • Facilitate introductions to investors / financiers or local / international partners
  • Participate in the review and evaluation of grant proposals.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and statements of work aimed at improving business performance, skills development, and capital investment for clients.
  • Capacity building of client staff on marketing, consumer awareness, and other skills.
  • Identify, prepare, organise and update all relevant documentation internally.
  • Undertake any activities as are necessary to implement and meet the objectives of the project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Power Africa Off – Grid Business Development Specialist job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business management, business administration, economics, renewable energy, or a related field; MBA preferred.
  • At least ten years’ experience in Business Development, Market Development, or a related position.
  • Knowledge of sales, entrepreneurship, business planning, and financial management.
  • Proven experience with SMEs in the off-grid energy sector.
  • Self-starter who can work independently within a team of professionals.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and training skills.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and report drafting skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (only by e-mail) to info@pauesa.org. Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including at least three professional references.
Deadline: 31st August 2018
NB: While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Please indicate position title in the subject of the Email.



United Republic of Tanzania: Support Development of a Strategy on Regional Nutrition Forum and Knowledge Sharing for the East, Central and Southern Africa Region Health Community

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

Background

Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN focal points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works.

The East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) is an intergovernmental organization that was established in 1974 to foster cooperation in health in the region. Its mandate is to promote and encourage efficiency and relevance in the provision of health services through advocacy, capacity building, coordination, inter-sectoral collaboration, and harmonization of health policies and programs. The nine active member states of the ECSA-HC are Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Apart from the 9 member states, ECSA-HC has been working with other countries located in the East and Southern Africa region including Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Seychelles, Namibia and Somalia to address the health challenges in the region. ECSA-HC works within the mandate given by the Conference of Health Ministers’ and member states. Through the cluster of Non Communicable Diseases, Food Security and Nutrition (NFSN), ECSA-HC taps into regional and international expertise to promote sharing of experiences and best practices, identifying priorities, building capacity of member states and advocating for improved policies and programmes that contributes to the reduction of the burden of malnutrition in the region.

Since the launch of Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement, 8 out of 9 ECSA-HC member states have joined. These countries are: Eswatini, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Countries in the region have also developed multi-sectoral nutrition policies, strategies and plans in addition to implementing a number of nutrition specific as well as sensitive actions to tackle the existing nutrition challenges. Undernutrition, increasing overweight and obesity rates in both children and adults, stunting prevalence of (>20%) in 8 of the countries and micronutrient deficiency in children under five and pregnant and lactating women are still public health concerns of particular interest. Countries in the region continue to make good progress; for example, both Kenya and Lesotho are working towards the establishment of nutrition Multi Sector Platform (MSP) 1 Despite these and many other successes, the burden of malnutrition in the region, remains high. While some countries are on track, others are lagging behind in the implementation of nutrition actions. This could be attributed to limited repackaging, sharing of good practices and scaling up of knowledge, lessons and evidence resulting from implementation of these actions among countries within the region. Thus, nutrition coordination and knowledge management are identified as important aspects in addition to continued political will and prioritization of nutrition on all agendas.

Through this TA support, it is envisioned that by creating a strategy for holding a regional nutrition forum and identifying a framework to mobilize resources, this will help bridge the above gap and will facilitate learning between member states and subsequently foster increased collaboration and knowledge management in support of addressing common regional nutrition challenges and scaling up nutrition.

Objectives of the TA

Overall objective

The overall purpose of this TA is to provide short term support for the development of a strategy including resource mobilization framework for the ECSA-HC annual learning events. The strategy will include a proposed action plan responsive to the ECSA-HC’s strategic vision, objectives, and results-orientation.

Specific objectives

  1. To review existing country specific food and nutrition security policies; identify gaps and areas of synergy for scaling up multi-sectoral nutrition programmes that can be resolved through regional knowledge sharing platform;

  2. To develop a detailed strategy for improved synergy on scaling up multi-sectoral nutrition programmes through annual learning forums including a donor/ development partner/ government engagement plan with key contact persons including a detailed risk matrix and;

  3. To identify other funding opportunities internationally, regionally and locally and provide recommendations for next steps.

Expectations

This technical assistance is expected to contribute significantly to the initiation of regional nutrition forum and knowledge sharing platforms within ECSA-HC regions. The main outcome will be enhanced planning, prioritization, financing and coordination of multi-sectoral nutrition interventions within the region.

Specifically, the TA support will:

  1. Generate lessons on the effectiveness of the multi-sectoral nutrition coordination through the regional platform.

  2. Develop strategy in facilitating resource mobilization for nutrition coordination and knowledge sharing among countries in the region.

Scope of Work

The consultant will be expected to undertake the following activities and produce the listed deliverables:

Specific objective 1: To review existing country specific food and nutrition security policies; identify gaps and areas of synergy for scaling up multi-sectoral nutrition programmes that can be resolved through regional knowledge sharing platform.

Activities

· Summarize the overall goals and activities of the assignment, including deliverables in this contract, through consultation with ECSA and Nutrition International.

· Conduct a desk review of food and nutrition security policies and identify the barriers hindering scaling-up multi-sectoral nutrition programme in ECSA countries.

· Review the vision, goal and objectives of existing food and nutrition policies in the ECSA countries and identify potential opportunities to effectively influence scaling-up multi-sectoral nutrition programmes.

· Based on the above task, prepare at least 3 case studies to show case theory of change for an effective influence on multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programs drawing on lessons learned from any of the 13 countries.

Deliverables:

· Detailed methodology and work plan for the TA.

· Inception workshop with ECSA-HC and key stakeholders held

· Stakeholder consultation report submitted.

· Report on the policy review

· Case studies.

Specific objective 2: To develop a detailed strategy for improved synergy on scaling up multi-sectoral nutrition programmes through annual learning forums including a donor/ development partner/ government engagement plan with key contact persons including a detailed risk matrix

Activities

· Desk review of ECSA-HC strategy, work plan, funding model, and pipeline of interventions to better understand the needs and desired outcome.

· Conduct a comprehensive analysis of potential donors to assess the feasibility of securing multi-year and thematic funding.

· Map nutrition and food security donors, development partners, governments’ strategic areas of interest and explore opportunities for partnerships (and mobilizing and leveraging resources).

· Develop a plan for pursuing new donors (traditional and non-traditional) and obtaining funding for the ECSA-HC work.

· Develop objectives for fundraising, methods, tactics and focus (bilateral, private sector, public funding, foundations)

· Recommend ways to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors (past, present and future).

Deliverables

· Status report on comprehensive analysis of potential donors.

· Strategy for annual learning forums including a donor/ development partner/ government engagement plan with resource mobilization and risk matrix; developed and validated.

Specific objective 3: To identify other funding opportunities internationally, regionally and locally and provide recommendations for next steps.

Activities

· Together with ECSA-HC, identify other funding platforms.

· Provide recommendations for sustaining resource mobilization towards the continuation of the regional nutrition coordination forum and knowledge management platforms following completion of this TA.

· Dissemination of recommendations to the ECSA's DJCC, HMC and other platforms

Deliverables:

· Status report on other funding platforms

· Final report including recommendations of next steps.

Use of deliverables

The deliverables under this TA will be primarily used by ECSA-HC, Ministries of Health and Nutrition and Dietetics Units/institutions of the member countries. Specifically the deliverables will be used as below:

  1. To create a strategy that will be used in the setting up of regular nutrition coordination forum and knowledge sharing platform.

  2. Identify potential donors of the regional nutrition forum and knowledge sharing platform.

  3. Better coordination and execution of multi-sectoral nutrition programmes within ECSA region.

Duty Station/Location

The consultant will be based at ECSA-HC for activities that require physical presence e.g. stakeholder consultations and meetings. The consultant will also be expected to travel to selected countries for data collection and engagement with SUN Focal Points. When travel is not required, the consultant can work remotely from home country.

Timeline

This TA support would be for 140 days, spread over 9 months, from November 2018 to July 2019. Specific Level of Effort (LoE) will be agreed upon in consultation with ECSA and NI.

Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

  1. The Manager NCDs, Food Security and Nutrition at ECSA HC will be the contact person for purposes of coordinating this assignment. The Director General is responsible for approving the final product and any other matters related to the consultancy.

  2. NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

  3. Nutrition International will be responsible for the coordination of technical guidance and quality assurance of the work being delivered by the Consultant

Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. Consultants are required to indicate how they will ensure that gender equality considerations are included in the provision of TA including deliverables. To support this, NI has developed the below listed tools. Examples of integration of consideration for gender equality could include, but are not limited to; ensuring government departments responsible for women are included in discussions and decision making wherever possible, gender sensitive indicators are included, emerging data is sex disaggregated, and relevant documentation related to gender is reviewed.

Profile/qualifications of the consultant

Education

Post graduate degree in Health, Nutrition, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.

Professional Experience:

· More than 10 years’ experience in international development and/or the design, managing of nutrition or health related programmes.

· Familiarity with nutrition programs or initiatives in ECSA region or other parts of Africa.

· Experience in working with government institutions, public service, international organisations or equivalent.

  • Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills.

· Strong client handling and analytical thinking skills, including the ability to work confidently across a variety of stakeholders and levels.

· Prior engagement working with the SUN movement an added advantage

· Strong facilitation and capacity development skills

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines.

Language Skills

· Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following by email to TechnicalAssistance@nutritionintl.org before close of business 7th September 2018 EST (Ottawa, Canada).

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Technical proposal: not exceeding ten (10) pages, describing the consultant’s understanding of the task, proposed methodology, responsibilities of key stakeholders and detailed work plan that breaks down activities and deliverables with associated timelines. Applicants are requested to indicate the Level of Effort (LoE) for each activity. Financial proposal: including daily fee rate, costed TA activities e.g. workshops including suggested number of trips/days in-country and any other expenses required to fulfill the terms of the consultancy (meetings, materials, etc.
  • NB: Submissions without technical and financial proposals will not be reviewed.

Partnership Manager US Non-profit Jobs – StrongMinds Uganda (SMU)

Organisation: StrongMinds Uganda (SMU)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director (ED)
StrongMinds Uganda (SMU) is a national not-for-profit NGO affiliated to StrongMinds US. StrongMinds is a young dynamic rapidly growing organization whose focus is to “Treat Depression at Scale in Africa “one of the silent killers. Since inception about two and half years ago, SMU has treated well over 7,000 patients. In pursuit of its goal and 2017 annual objectives and impact, SMU is doubling the size of its Uganda based work-force.
Job Summary:  The Investments and Partnerships Manager will be a driver of growth within the organization and will lead on building relationships with the private sector in Uganda and pro-actively seek out new potential partners and donors, developing innovative ways to diversify our funding stream, along with maintaining relationships with diverse strategic partners already in place including government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, trusts and foundations. This role will partner with the ED to manage existing donor partnerships in-country. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Partnership Manager is responsible for contributing to the strategic development of StrongMinds Uganda’s partnership approach within development as well as humanitarian programming. He/she is responsible for operationalizing the country program’s Partnership Framework including development of the Partnership Policy, Strategy and Guidelines. He/she will be responsible for supporting the effective execution and implementation of these documented approaches by rendering technical support. The Partnership Manager, in collaboration with the ED and the Mental Health Trainer (MHT) will be responsible for rolling out the capacity strengthening efforts within the country program by supporting and coordinating capacity strengthening of partners and coordinating staff capacity strengthening within the partnership field to relevant staff groups at both country and field office level.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
 The ideal candidate should hold relevant qualifications and experience
All candidates should send a sample of their technological portfolios, short cover letter and detailed CV to info@strongminds.org
Deadline: 24th August 2018 



Fresher Project Officer – Global Fund Malaria Grant Career Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
About Global Fund Malaria Grant Project:
World vision Uganda in collaboration with TASO Uganda will implement a global fund Malaria grant for 3 years to support existing initiatives in malaria control through vector control, integrated case management, building resilient sustainable systems for health and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in in the districts of Wakiso, Gomba, Butambala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Masaka, Rakai, Kyotera, Bukomansimbi, Mukono, Kampala, Mubende and Mityana.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Global Fund Malaria Grant will support the project manager to coordinate all project activities at district and community levels and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Engage schools and institutions in scaling up malaria interventions
  • Facilitate integration of malaria talking points into all programs of the clergy
  • Plan for refresher trainings for DHMT, VHTs and supervisors on new iCCM guidelines
  • Organize and participate in quarterly support supervision for health facilities and VHTs
  • Mobilize communities towards better malaria preventive measures
  • Organize training of private sector HRH in IMM and HMIS
  • Conduct community dialogues, films and sports events for malaria prevention, treatment and management
  • Provide necessary technical guidance to district and community partners during the course of the project
  • Ensure that all Malaria grant and other related deliverables are achieved according to DIP
Documentation, Monitoring, Reporting, accountability and Evaluation
  • Work closely with the Project Manager in the preparation of quality project reports
  • Oversee the rollout of the Malaria grant data collection process at the community and health facility level
  • Maintain records of activity implementation as approved by the PM
  • Prepare for and participates in project monitoring and evaluations
  • Organize learning and accountability meeting (reelection meetings)
  • Prepare Monthly work plans and reports
  • Conduct quality checks of all the monitoring data and ensure filling and entry into specific database.
  • Document lessons learned, promising practices and case studies from the project sites.
Networking and Collaboration
  • Identify and build district and community strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with actors to support planning and implementation of Malaria project activities
  • Effectively engage and Network with district local government structures and any other agencies to promote community ownership and Sustainability of Interventions.
  • Actively participate in relevant district engagements to position World Vision as a strategic partner in malaria programing
  • Manage any project assets in line with WV and donor policies
  • Support Partners and Sub Grantees to adhere to WV finance and Asset Management policies.
  • Manage and account for allocated monies in line with WV and donor policies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Officer – Global Fund Malaria Grant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, environmental health, medicine, public health, Nutrition or any related discipline.
  • At least two years of related experience in working in Malaria programing
  • Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures
  • Broad knowledge and understanding the social determinants of health and community dynamics.
  • Knowledge of community based Malaria prevention, treatment and management services
  • Strong interpersonal communication, networking and coordination skills.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th August 2018



No Experience Operations Trainee NGO Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Graduate trainee’s responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support, as part of the operations team to prepare for events, new staff orientation and other major meetings managed by operations.
  • Assist in preparation of purchase orders, collection of quotes and drafting of QAs, and submit to proper department.
  • Review and make price comparisons from pre-qualified bidders for product specifications to determine best purchases.
  • Prepare and complete orders/items for delivery or pickup according to swap schedule (load, pack, prepare waybill and store release forms).
  • Perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high for audits.
  • Coordinating travel of MCU staff; booking flights, hotels, etc. – when required.
  • Prepare and submit contractor time sheets/ completion reports.
  • Track deliveries and make sure field offices receive exactly what was ordered from suppliers.
  • Undertake operational/administrative tasks in support of the team.
  • Monitor booking vehicle and meeting room booking arrangements in relation to calendared events and meetings and liaise with relevant staff to organize necessary support.
  • Ensure an updates and comprehensive procurement pre-qualified list of service providers.
  • Discreet and diplomatic handling of confidential matters and information.
  • Collect and send invoices to appropriate department for payment handling.
  • Follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Run errands in town (postal services, pick up supplies).
  • Assist in preparing monthly expenditure payments and submitting them for payment. Track and organize payments/contracts (inform supervisor of submission, payment, completion etc).
  • Assist peers as required (coordinate meetings, training, etc.)
  • Receive and process warehouse stock products (pick, unload, label, store). Perform physical checks of items/order to ensure appropriate items were delivered.
  • Answer supplier and external vendor inquiries about order changes or cancellations and check requisition orders for accuracy.
  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimize space utilization

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Operations Trainee job opportunity should hold a degree or its equivalent in supply chain management, accounting, logistics, business administration or related field.
  • Proficiency in computer software, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • No prior experience is required at this time.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Creative, proactive problem-solver who remains calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in working in a similar field in the future.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 21st August 2018



Uganda: Technical Experts (Uganda)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

We're looking for Technical Experts (Uganda)

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets.

USAID/Uganda is planning a new $10-25M program, the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity, which will seek to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of Ugandan households through agricultural-led inclusive economic growth. With a focus on creating efficiencies in cross-market functions, the Activity will facilitate sustainable market improvements that influence systemic changes and create opportunities for more inclusive market actor engagement. The Activity will use a market systems approach to drive change through increasing institutional capacity and creating and aligning incentives at three key entry points: market actor organizations, the agro-industry and agribusinesses, and government institutions and agencies. Consequently, the Activity will strengthen key elements of the agricultural market that support new firm entry and firm growth in pursuit of consistent and inclusive provision of competitive goods and services demanded by actors. The Activity will also strengthen enabling environment systems and structures that enhance public sector investment in development and create opportunities for others to engage, particularly the private sector.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TechnoServe is looking for diverse Technical Experts with knowledge, skills, and experience at the nexus of inclusive agriculture and business in the following areas:

  • Agricultural market systems. Preference for experience in market systems for commodities, staple crops, and nutritious foods (e.g. maize, beans, bananas, sorghum, millet, pulses, livestock, coffee, etc.)

  • Supply and distribution of improved agricultural inputs

  • Smallholder contract farming or outgrower schemes

  • Strengthening organization of market actors, e.g. by strengthening producer organizations (POs), village agent associations, traders' associations, women's groups, youth groups, etc.

  • Transformation and upgrading of commodities, including post-harvest handling, movement, conditioning and storage, and processing/ manufacturing

  • Increasing quality of and smallholder/ PO access to services, including finance, market information, extension, and business development services

  • Effective integration of women and youth into agricultural market systems

You will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, business, or related area. Master's degree preferred.

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in agricultural market systems development or agribusiness. Preference for at least some experience working in the private sector.

  • Experience implementing USAID projects preferred.

  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges and opportunities facing women and youth in agricultural market systems.

  • Strong project management and analytical skills.

  • Experience working in similar Sub-Saharan African contexts; experience working in Uganda strongly preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills and good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint).

  • Excellent English skills.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aHd5bGxpZS45MTU4My4zODMwQHRlY2hub3NlcnZlLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Agro-Processing Specialist (Uganda)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 01 Sep 2018

We're looking for an Agro-Processing Specialist (Uganda)

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities.

USAID/Uganda is planning a new $10-25M program, the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity, which will seek to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of Ugandan households through agricultural-led inclusive economic growth. With a focus on creating efficiencies in cross-market functions, the Activity will facilitate sustainable market improvements that influence systemic changes and create opportunities for more inclusive market actor engagement. The Activity will use a market systems approach to drive change through increasing institutional capacity and creating and aligning incentives at three key entry points: market actor organizations, the agro-industry and agribusinesses, and government institutions and agencies. Consequently, the Activity will strengthen key elements of the agricultural market that support new firm entry and firm growth in pursuit of consistent and inclusive provision of competitive goods and services demanded by actors. The Activity will also strengthen enabling environment systems and structures that enhance public sector investment in development and create opportunities for others to engage, particularly the private sector.

POSITION DESCRIPTION The Agro-Processing Specialist will drive the design, implementation, and client relationship management of agro-processor-level interventions which will increase transformation and upgrading of agricultural commodities in Uganda.

You will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Economics, Business or related area, or equivalent experience in food market systems. Master's degree preferred.

  • At least 5-7 years' professional experience in food market systems, including experience working in the private sector. Deep private sector experience, including in a manufacturing setting, preferred.

  • Deep understanding of the food processing sector, with knowledge of relevant topics, such as: food production and processing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), worker safety, finance for growing businesses, and food systems value chain development.

  • Proven track record in providing technical and/or business solutions to food processors, with experience implementing or advising on smallholder sourcing models.

  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and youth issues in agriculture or market systems.

  • Strong project management and analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

  • Professional experience working in Sub-Saharan African contexts; experience working in Uganda strongly preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills and good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint).

  • Excellent English skills.

Instructions

We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Click "Apply Now" to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

How to apply:

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Stores Manager Non-profit Careers – Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU)

Organization: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU)
Duty Station: Kisubi, Wakiso, Uganda
Reports to:Head of Finance
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (for people with disability) was established in 2006 as a private non-profit, non-governmental organization and is supported by CBM (Christian Blind Mission). CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre on Entebbe Road provides Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation, mainly for children with disability.
Job Summary:  The Stores Manager is responsible for participating in and overseeing the ordering, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing of equipment, sundries, materials and supplies for various departments. He / she performs a variety of receiving activities; stores and distributes supplies and equipment; maintains inventory and stock records; and perform related work as required. This position involves data entry and very physical work that may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving heavy objects, equipment and/or supplies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Graduate Degree in Stores and supply Chain management, or Procurement with a bias in Stores and supply Chain management. Related training in Medical Technology and certified training in Stores/ supply chain
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point)           
  • Preferable to have Medical Stores background.
  • At least three years of hands-on experience in receiving, stocking, and delivering medical supplies at management level
  • Profound knowledge of warehousing activities, store operations, and inventory management practices
  • Familiarity with operating computerized recordkeeping systems           
  • Ability to prepare and keep correct and current medical store records
  • Ability to interact and work with all staff members and medical personnel, in a helpful manner
  • Outstanding knowledge of governmental and international agency regulations and procedures
  • Perform Color Determination, Carrying, Climbing, Pulling and/or Pushing for long hours. Ability to operate a limited access facility
NB: Capable People with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications (detailed CV with cover letter plus copies of academic qualifications) to The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development, P.O. Box 46 Kisubi, Uganda or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org
Deadline: Tuesday 14th August, 2018 by 5:00pm