Wednesday, 18 April 2012

GRAAP II Program Manager Job Vacancy at Heartland Alliance

 Job Title: GRAAP II Program Manager
Closing date: 17 Jun 2012 THE ORGANIZATION Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is the largest service-based human rights organization in the United States, with over 1,000 employees in Chicago and around the world. Heartland Alliance is currently implementing programs in 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years Heartland Alliance has developed a position as a global leader in health, rights and protections programming for sexual minority populations in the Global South. In Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Heartland Alliance is working closely with and supporting local LGBT organizations to address the needs of specific sexual minority populations. THE PROGRAM Great Lakes Regional Anti-Trafficking Protection Partnership ( GRAPP ) Program Manager provides management oversight of a regional anti-trafficking project to strengthen government and civil society collaboration and engagement in providing protection and resettlement services to victims of trafficking in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ). GRAPP II marks the second phase of GRAPP , and builds on three years of trafficking programming in the region. The project will coordinate closely with key government ministries, international stakeholders and civil society, and includes the provision of direct services to victims of trafficking and the management of a trafficking shelter center in Uvira, DRC . THE POSITION The Program Manager position is based in Bujumbura, Burundi, and requires frequent travel to South Kivu, the DRC . This position is contingent upon funding from an external donor. Final funding decisions will be made by the donor in the coming 2 – 4 months.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 GRAPP Program Management (80%)
• Oversee program launch, including hiring project staff as necessary
• Manage all project staff, including a clinical mental health supervisor, mental health counselors, project coordinators, and shelter staff
• Oversee and ensure the timely implementation of key project activities
 • Ensure compliance with all programmatic and financial requirements, including the preparation and submission of timely donor reports
 • Oversee management and implementation support to local and international partners
• Provide updates to the Great Lakes Regional Director regarding service issues, strategic planning and other management issues
• Develop and maintain working relationships with government entities, non-governmental organizations, grassroots groups, and civic associations and other key stakeholders, in particular the Ministry of Labor in Burundi, the Ministry of Mines in the DRC , the ILO and UNODC
 • Manage preparation of the monthly administrative and program report, and assure sub-grantee compliance with reporting requirements
• Consistently measure project performance with stated goals and objectives
• Assure compliance with Heartland Alliance personnel policies
• Regular travel to Uvira, the DRC to ensure management oversight of the shelter center
• Perform all other duties as assigned; Program Development (20%)
• Assist in preparation of project proposals for external donors, including coordinating with potential local partners, developing budgets, and drafting narratives

 Education and/or Experience:
3 years project management experience. Preferred experience managing USG grants. Knowledge or experience with counter trafficking programming, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Language Skills: Fluency in French strongly preferred; multi-cultural experience required.

How to apply: To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit: *Please note that we do not consider resumes sent by email, fax or postal mail.

UNDAF International Consultant Job Vacancy In Uganda

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

How to Apply;

New Vision June Internships Open

The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited invites applications for internships for june to August 2012 intake.all students interested in internships with NVPPLC should submit the following documents no matter no matter no later 30th April 2012

  • Internship application letter 
  • Introduction letter from the university
  • Copy of the university Identity card
  • O and A’level pass slips 
  • University results from first year

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Please be specific on your area of interest when applying .

All applications should be addressed to
The Chief Human Resource Officer
The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited
P.O BOX 9815,

Project Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Oikocredit

Job Title: Project Officer

Job Description

Our client Oikocredit is one of the world’s largest sources of private funding to the microfinance sector. We also provide credit to trade cooperatives, fair trade organizations and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world and is seeking to recruit a result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;

Reporting to: Country Manager – Uganda

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Solicit business from potential clients.
* Ensure that the clients service the loans in accordance with the loan agreement.
* Visit the clients for purposes of monitoring and to uncover additional needs.
* Liaise with all members of the projects team to ensure that projects move efficiently between appraisal, approval, disbursal and monitoring stages.
* Corresponding with, guiding and responding to enquiries of loan applicants.
* Guide loan applicants in preparing loan documents according to Oikocredit’s requirements.
* Analyze business proposals and feasibility studies including financial ratios, indicators and experiences that guide the management in making informed decisions.
* Prepare detailed in-house proposals for approval by the Credit Committee.
* Facilitate the loan documentation and preparation of contracts (agreements, debentures, mortgages, guarantees, etc) for funds disbursement.
* Responsible for building a strong portfolio within the region.
* Assist other officers in accomplishing required tasks in projects work especially sensitivity analysis, financial analysis and projections.
* Marketing Oikocredit by telephone, personal visits, email, exhibitions, conference, road shows, etc.
* Representing the regional office and networking with other relevant organizations when and where required.
* Undertaking any other duty or task assigned by the Country Manager or the Regional Manager from time to time.


* Degree in BAdmin, Eco, BCom (Finance) with CPA (U).
* 7 years in credit analysis with a financial institution.
* Team player, confident, articulate, good communication skills

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.

Many Jobs at American Embassy

Job Title: Chauffeur; FP-BB; FSN-3 (Multiple vacancies)

Job Description

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Number: 014/2012

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
CLOSING DATE: May 1, 2012
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 45 hours/week


“The American Embassy is seeking individuals for the position of Chauffeur in the General Services Office (GSO).”

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with dispatcher’s instructions to transport Embassy personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.  Education required: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.
2.   Work Experience required:  Two years of chauffeur experience is required.
3. Language required:  Level II (Limited knowledge) in both written and spoken) English is required.
4.  Knowledge required:  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Must have local driver’s license appropriate to type of vehicle operated.

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.


1.  Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support.  The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
• Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
• Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

2.  US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
• US Citizen; and,
• EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
3.  Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:
• Is a U.S. citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
• Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
• Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity
4.  Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies a  direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  An MOH is:
• Not an EFM; and,
• Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
• Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member.  A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
• Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
• Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
• Is locally resident; and,
• Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).


The US Mission in Kampala) provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

How to Apply

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

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