Thursday, 12 April 2012

Finance/Administrative Deputy Chief of Party Job Vacancy in Uganda at Management Sciences for Health

Job Title: Finance/Administrative Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description


The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management and accountability requirement of the District Basted HIV/TB Program in Uganda. S/he also serves as the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the project and assists the Project Director with project management (including operations, human resources finance management, and team building), assessing project progress against benchmarks, organizing monthly staff meetings, and supervising project support functions. The Finance/Administrative Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for ensuring that the Project functions efficiently in all financial and administrative matters, and supervise the Administration & Operations Specialist and the NGO Development Advisor to develop and monitor finance and operations aspects of the project. S/he will provide oversight to all subcontract management issues. Additionally, s/he collaborates with the Project Director in assuring that all technical activities under the Project are implemented in a timely and effective manner and in compliance with the terms of the Project contract. S/he will also contribute technical assistance to the institutional capacity building and performance improvement activities of the collaborating partners. The Finance/Administrative Deputy Chief of Party is knowledgeable of and adheres to MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.



Oversee and supervise the NGO Development and finance and operational aspects of the project.

Ensure that the project’s internal management, budgeting, procurement, financial contracting and personnel systems operate smoothly and are consistent with USAID and MSH policies, rules, and procedures.

Collaborates with the Project Director in managing progress of Project activities and assuring that performance goals are met by monitor the quality of the work and financial management of all subcontractors, partners, and collaborating agencies under this contra. Act in place of Chief of Party in his or her absence.

Participate as part of the senior management team in all meetings with USAID, MOH at all levels, and other organizations as needed.

Serve on the MSH Senior Management Team to participate in joint operations and shared program discussions.

Interact regularly with operational and technical staff in the U.S.-based home office.


1. Advanced degree in public health or management.
2. Extensive experience managing public health programs.
3. Experience in managing grants or contracts for NGOs
4. Knowledge of USAID or other USG assistance policies and procedures.
5. Extensive experience in international development programs in Uganda and other African countries.
6. Experience with HIV/AIDS & TB projects preferred.
7. Excellent planning, management and organizational skills.
8. Proven, effective leadership skills. Superior ability in developing effective interpersonal relationships, negotiation and conflict management.
9. Fluent in English.

How to Apply

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Please go to our website . Search under Employment Opportunites, job number 12-4723.

Deadline April 27, 2012

Security Coordinator Job Vacancy at CNOOC Uganda Limited

Job Title: Security Coordinator

Job Description

Our Client CNOOC Uganda Limited is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the above vacancy;

Reports to: QHSE Department Manager

Primary Function:

In charge of security operations at Lake Albert operations sites, within and around the office premises as well as the expatriates’ residences, and transit security arrangement; ensure the security of company property, employees/residents are safe by implementing proper security plans and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensure that there are security guards for property/individuals at both the company offices and expatriates’ residences.
* Ensure effective security management including the daily routine security operations under the guidance and leadership of the site/premise operations manager and QHSE Manager.
* Develop and maintain a list of appropriate police jurisdiction contacts.
* Manage and Monitor the Office and Residence security coordinators in order to enforce security programs.
* In liaison with the Admin & Support Manager, implement security and various safety improvement programs; in order to provide benefit to the company assets, employees/residents and visitors.
* Provide training and development to all security personnel and lay down certain standard orders for the security procedures.
* Coordinate with police stations and other security organs, fire stations and hospitals.
* Deployment of security personnel during their shifts in liaison with Site/Operations manager.
* Ensure and inspect serviceability of the firefighting equipment and fire tenders periodically.
* Inspect entry and exit of the personnel, materials and equipment at the start and end of duty.
* Monitoring of security equipment and ensuring that they’re in good working condition and report the same to your line manager.
* Responsible for planning, developing and implementing various security plans and programs, e.g. crisis management, physical security, information protection, emergency responses and incident management.
* Provide proper advice and counseling to your line manager on the various security policies and practices.
* Any other duties as may be assigned by the Administration Manager.


* A minimum of an A’ level certificate.
* Knowledge in the field of Security.
* At least 5 years of experience working in security related areas with ample training
* Worked in reputable security organization (s).
* Understanding of the oil E &P.
* ŸStrong organizational, planning and communication skills.
* ŸStrong service consciousness.
* ŸStrong logical analysis capability.
* ŸAbility to operate security related equipment.
* Good command of both written and spoken English.
*  Excellent team player.
* Highly motivated and achievement orientated.

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Programme Officer Job Vacancy at Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihood Recovery Programme (ALREP)


Job Description

The Government of Uganda has received a contribution from the 10th European Development Fund of €20 million towards the Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihood Recovery Programme (ALREP). The Programme is intended to restore the productive capacity and livelihoods of the rural population in the sub-regions of Acholi, Lango and Teso, and as such contributes to the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) of the Government of Uganda. ALREP has a duration of 4 years.
ALREP is implemented under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) operates as the technical and management support unit to OPM with Liaison office in OPM premises in Kampala and a Programme office in Gulu.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a vacant post in the Programme Management Unit as specified below:



The Programme Officer (Agriculture & Enterprise Development) will provide strategic direction and systematic planning, supervision, monitoring and reporting on all agriculture and agri-business related interventions under ALREP.
• Develop an overall intervention strategy for agriculture and agribusiness components of ALREP in line with the Financing Agreement;
• Identify suitable agricultural and agribusiness interventions based on existing policies, district development plans and best practices, and ensure their timely and quality execution;
• Undertake regular visits to the Districts and communities to support the implementation of activities under ALREP to ensure adherence to implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules and sector standards and norms;
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in preparing and supervising of agriculture and agri-business oriented tenders and calls for proposals and subsequent (grant) contracts;
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in monitoring and reporting of programme outputs and results in line with the NULEP’s monitoring tools and guidelines;
• Build capacity of District Local Governments and implementing partners to technically execute, monitor and report on (grant) contracts;
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in preparing annual and quarterly work plans, budgets and reports for ALREP;
• Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator ALREP.
• A Ugandan national with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Rural Development or a related field;
• A Masters degree in Agribusiness or related field;
• Qualifications/training in project planning, monitoring and Evaluation;
• A minimum of 6 years relevant professional experience in the agricultural sector at community level with farmer groups and organizations in a wide range of institutional environments;
• At least 3 years in a senior position in community livelihoods improvement projects/programmes;
• Experience in labour intensive interventions and Farmer Field School methodologies;
• Experience in project planning and monitoring;
• Experience with agricultural financing, value chain analysis and development, and public/private sector partnerships will be a of added advantage;
• Experience with donor funded programmes and EDF procedures will be an added advantage.
• Analytical, participatory and communication skills;
• Inter-personal and team-building skills;
• Computer skills in MS Word and Excel;
• Willingness to travel widely within the project area;
• Knowledge of the local language(s) will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed.
To: The Permanent Secretary
Att: ALREP application
Office of the Prime Minister
Postel Building, 6th Floor
Yusuf Lule Road
P.O. Box 341, Kampala

To reach him not later than Friday, 27th April 2012
Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

Pius Bigirimana

International Consultant Job Vacancy in Uganda at UNDP


Job Description

Location : Kampala, UGANDA Application Deadline : 26-Apr-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required :

English   Starting Date :

(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jun-2012

Duration of Initial Contract : 80 days over a 4 month period Expected Duration of Assignment : 80 days over a 4 month period



The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Uganda sets out the strategic focus of the UN’s collaboration with the Government of Uganda from 2010 to 2014. It articulates the jointly agreed development objectives between the UN and the Government of Uganda for a stronger harmonization and coherence of UN assistance in Uganda UNDAF adopts a Human Rights based strategy, in line with the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Action Plan.  UNDAF is a high level framework, implemented through the programming instruments of agencies, funds and programmes.

The Ugandan Government requested at the end of 2010 that the UN in Uganda becomes a self starter for the Delivering as One approach. The UNCT has set a priority for the development of a One Programme for the next UNDAF programme cycle (2015).

The 2012 mid-term review of the UNDAF is recommended:

* As a venue for consultation and feedback with national development planning authorities;
* To give strategic recommendations on how the UN in Uganda should start working towards Delivering as One with the current UNDAF and for the development of a One Programme for UN Uganda in 2015, and
* Desk review of achievement of the two and half years of UN agencies toward the UNDAF

Objectives and Key Questions

The mid-term review will assess the continued relevance of the strategic framework and consider any reorientation. It is done to track progress of UNDAF results at the UNDAF outcomes and agency outcome levels.  Agencies will track their progress and that of their Joint Programmes, against the specific agency level programming instruments. This will be used to inform the progress against the UNDAF outcomes, agency outcomes and outputs.

The mid-term review will address the specific concerns and questions:

* Progress towards expected results:  What progress was realized and how has this contributed towards the realization of UNDAF Outcomes, Agency Outcomes and Outputs? What are the main factors that contributed to the realization or non-realization of the UNDAF outcomes, Agency outcomes and outputs (issues and challenges)? Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of implementing UNDAF 2010-2014 and the extent to which its goals, expected results and strategies are being met.  Showcase specific districts where UN made strong impact on indicators at district-level.
* Relevance of expected results:  To what extent are the UNDAF Outcomes, Agency Outcomes and Outputs still relevant to Uganda?    What are the other areas of concern/issues that are within the UN mandate but are not reflected in the UNDAF that should be considered by the UN in Uganda, if any (agency/JP activities and results)? What are the best practices and success stories in the realization of the UNDAF from 2010 to mid-2012?  Assess the contribution of the current joint programmes to the achievement of the UNDAF.  How have the joint programmes maximized the comparative advantage of the UN in effectively and efficiently delivering the UNDAF? Asses and provide recommendation on necessary revisions to the Outcome, agency outcomes, outputs and indicators. Identify new opportunities for convergence and synergies across agency programmes, joint programmes and M&E activities.
* Design and implementation strategy:  To what extent have the cross-cutting strategies, with a special focus on human rights-based approach; partnerships, resource mobilization and allocations, sustainability mechanisms and the UNDAF M&E Plan been implemented?
*  Review the risks and assumptions of the UNDAF and recommend adjustments, if necessary. Are there any necessary revisions to UNDAF results, programme approach, cross-cutting strategies, partnerships, resource mobilization and allocations and the UNDAF M&E Plan?
* What are the recommendations for follow-up in the remaining period of the current UNDAF and towards a development of a One programme in the following UNDAF cycle? What are the specific milestones towards DaO?

Consulting Team

This assignment will be done by a team of two people: one international consultant and one national consultant. The International Consultant will be the primary applicant for this job, and as such is required to choose a national counterpart/partner based on the required qualifications. Proposal for this assignment to be submitted by the international consultant should represent the team’s proposal following format and requirements stated below under the application preocedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
The consultants are expected to:

Present and discuss an Inception Report with the Joint UN M&E Team.  This report should include, but not limited to:

* Interpretation of the Terms of Reference
* Detailed Work Plan Schedule – based on the draft schedule prepared by the M&E Team
* Detailed Data Collection Methodology – based on the draft methodology and MTR road map prepared by the     M&E Team
* Data Collection Tools – based on the draft data collection prepared by the M&E Team

Conduct desk review – collect and analyze:

*  Data submitted by UN agencies and programmes through the tools
* Agency and programme annual work plans, reports, studies and other pertinent documents
* Progress against the UNDAF results (Outcomes, Agency Outcome, Outputs) and indicators.
* 2010 and 2011 UNDAF Annual Review Reports and other related documents

Conduct participatory processes in the review:

* Meet with the JUNT M&E group members, other programme staff and heads and deputy heads to solicit input and feedback into the review
* Conduct field visits to validate reported results in the 2010 and 2011 UNDAF AR reports in specific area
* Conduct agency, programme and thematic workshops with UN agencies and partners at Kampala and field levels to validate the road map for the DaO.
* Get the perceptions of Government, development and civil society partners on UN in Uganda (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, comparative advantage).

Analyze the links, synergies and convergence based on the mapped out activities of UN agencies and programmes,

Involve senior management of the UN to:

* Discuss findings with the RCO during the review process
* Present and discuss findings with the PMT and the UNCT

Document best practices/success stories from agencies on how they have increased efficiency and effectiveness in UN development activities such as, but not limited to:

* Achieving collective UNDAF results
* UNCT engagement in the national development strategy
* Effectiveness of joint programmes and joint programming in achieving UNDAF results, etc.

Provide options for One programme road map and options from other contexts on DaO befitting Uganda

Key Deliverables

The consultants will submit the following written products:

* A draft Inception report as outlined above in responsibilities
* One or two success stories to be included in the Resident Coordinator’s Annual Report 2012 as separate Annexes to the final report according to a given format that show cases specific districts where UN made strong impact on indicators at district-level.;
* Road Map for Delivering as One with recommendations on how to realign the second term of the current UNDAF to achieve the road map based on the annual reviews already done for 2010 and 2011 and the current 2012 agencies activities
* A final UNDAF Midterm Review Report according to the standard format and a report for the UNCT. The proposed outline of the report is as follows:

Objectives of the review

* Methodology and process followed
* Major findings (results achieved, constraints, lessons learned and recommendations) – make distinct and comparative analyses of joint programmes and agency programmes vis-à-vis the UNDAF
* Follow-up actions for 2013 and beyond: suggested road map for the development of a One UN Programme

Observations Report that documents the review process so that the process can be improved in the succeeding UNDAF reviews

As annexes to the final report:

* An updated UNDAF M&E Matrix
* Updated and/or revised UNDAF Review Tools (matrices)
* List of Documents reviewed
* Matrix of UN activities
* List of agencies, implementing partners and staff consulted during the review process

Duration and timing:

The Consultants will be engaged for a total of 80 working days over a four month working period (June to September 2012).  The consultancy is residential; the international consultant is required to stay in the country for the duration of the assignment.

* A work plan/inception report will be submitted by 08 June 2012 and presented to JUNT M&E on the 15th of June 2012 (as basis for first payment of 20%).
* The first draft of the UNDAF mid-term review report will be submitted by 31 August 2012 and presented to the JUNT M&E (and other programme staff) by 07 September 2012 (as basis for second payment of 40%).
* The second and third drafts may be submitted within a week and two weeks after the first draft.  A semifinal draft will be presented and discussed with the PMT and/or UNCT by 19 September 2012 for final comments and endorsement.
* The final UNDAF Annual Review report (as basis for final payment of 40%) with complete annexes: success stories and updated M&E matrix, and the updated M&E Calendar Tracking tool will all be due on the 01 October 2012.


The UNDAF annual review will be led by the JUNT on M&E, which reports to the UN Programme Management Team.   The consultants will be directly supervised by the RCO M&E Specialist.


* Advanced academic  background in social sciences/studies
* Experience in field research; excellent qualitative research skills
* Capacity to undertake independent work and produce high quality reports
* Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to conceptualize
* Politically astute and culturally sensitive

Required Skills and Experience
Education (for both International and National Consultants):

* Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences


* Specific for international: Relevant experience and knowledge on UN reform and the Delivering as One agenda, specific knowledge on experiences from pilot countries and self starter countries in One Programmes
* Specific for national: At least 10 years relevant experience and knowledge on Uganda or other African  development issues, both in the field and national level

Work experience for both consultants:

* Solid knowledge of the UN system including the UN agencies
* 10 years experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters
* 10 years experience with conducting research using different methodologies and tools, especially participatory processes
* Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems

International Consultant:

* Experience working in Uganda
* Knowledge of policy frameworks in Uganda
* Knowledge of Uganda political and social culture, policies/laws and programmes is an asset

National Consultant:

* Familiarity with the UNDAF, UN agencies, mandates, programmes and activities
* Solid knowledge of the UN system including the UN agencies and policy frameworks in Uganda
* Experience working with the UN

Language Requirement:

* Fluency and excellent command of written and spoken English is a necessity.

Application Procedure – applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

Job Proposal:

* Letter of Interest
* Explanation as to why you consider yourself and your national counterpart suitable for the assignment (if applicant has no national counterpart, please indicate how and when the national counterpart will be selected; please note that a new job proposal will have to be submitted that incorporates the national counterpart’s views and logistical requirements)
* A brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment

Personal CVs (of both international and national)

* Highlighting past experience in similar projects.
* Work references – contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees.

Financial Proposal

* Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee, lump sum fee with break down of detail cost elements or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment (e.g. travel costs, translation interpretation, etc).   A percentage of the total cost will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables as identified in ‘Key Deliverables’

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the technical and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

How to Apply

How to Apply