Saturday, 21 April 2012

Assistant Planner Job Vacancy at Uganda Human Rights Commission

Job Title: Assistant Planner
Ref No: UHRC/HQ 12/2012
Age: 28 to 40
Years reports to : Commissioner Planner

Qualifications, competences and skills

  • Honors Degree in the following fields Bachelors of quantitative economics , Bachelors of science in statistics or bachelors of Statistics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in project planning and management or post graduate diploma in monitoring and Evaluations 
  • Information Technology ICT and computer skills including knowledge of Excel , ms word ,data analysis packages spss 
  • Competences in periodic assessments and project reviews 
  • Full knowledge of the public sector out put budgeting tools 
  • Competences in planning , organizing , coordinating project reviews financial management , results orientation , team work 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills

Key functions

  • Carry out regular , timely data collection , analysis interpretation and dissemination of data related to the function of the communication 
  • Establish , organize and maintain a sound data bank and electronic data processing systems 
  • Compile and consolidate periodic progress 
  • Liaise with directorates and units in the preparations of budgets 

How to Apply;
To forward two copies of their own applications with detailed with detailed CV’s Including two 2 referees with reliable , telephone / email addresses
Attach two photo copies of academic and professional certificates

The closing Date is Friday 27th April 2012
Applications should be addressed to and physically delivered to;
The secretary to the Commission , Uganda Human Rights Commission Rights
Plot 20/22/24 Buganda Road , P.O BOX 4929

Monitor Publications Jobs - Business Manager Advertising Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Business Manager Advertising
Reports to : Advertising Manager

Main responsibilities

  • Design Implement strategies that grow the sector section , as well as customer retention and revenue growth 
  • Design work plans that exploit the market place and guide the sales team in their day to day sales 
  • Carries out regular sales meeting staff to review sales progress and maintain good employee retention 
  • Mentor and coach the team and regulary carry out list review and discuss with business executives 
  • Maintain close liaison with departments and make monthly sales reports to the advertising manager 
  • Coordinate activities with advertising managers and achieve the team work in the department and enhance the cross functional potential 

Qualifications and experience

  • A bachelors Degree in any related business environment or sales management
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage 
  • Computer literacy in power point , spread sheet and word will be an added advantage 
  • Strong customer focus and business acumen 

How to Apply ;
If you believe you are the ideal candidate , please submit your applications , detailed CV and academic documents with day time telephone number telephone number by 28th april 2012 to the
Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications , Monitor
Publications ltd P.O Box 12141 Kampala Uganda
. Uganda email

Monitor Publications April 2012 Jobs - Brand Manager Job Vacancy in Kampala

Job Title: Brand Manager – Print ,Nie , Digital and Publications
Main Responsibilities
Develop brand plans for assigned plans
Responsible for the commercial success of young of young readers produ ct NIE
Coordinator various promotional activities and campaigns for MPL Products
Generates activity evaluation reports
Evaluates brand sponsorships for relevant events and activities inline with he brand profiles
A bachelors in Business Administration , marketing or equivalent
Professional qualifications will be added advantage
At least 3 years experience working with brands
Computer literacy especially in power point word and spread sheets
Innovation and creativity
Ability to develop and communicate clearly
Very strong interpersonal skills

How to Apply ;
If you believe you are the ideal candidate , please submit your applications , detailed CV and academic documents with day time telephone number telephone number by 28th april 2012 to the
Human Resource Manager , Monitor publications , Monitor
Publications ltd P.O Box 12141 Kampala Uganda

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) Jobs - Clinical Quality Assurance Manager Job Vacancy

Job Description

Take a front seat role in the family planning and reproductive health revolution in Uganda.  Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is the largest and fasting growing organization of its type in the country, preparing for a period of rapid expansion with support from the UK and US governments. We aim to save and improve many thousands of Ugandan lives.  We are looking for a proactive, experienced and strategically-minded individual, to ensure clinical Clinical Qualityin delivery of MSU’s wide array of multi-donor projects, including its combined $38 million 5-year LTM family planning programme.  This role reports into the Medical Development Director.
MSU is a client-centred and results-oriented social enterprise. We deliver high quality, effective and sustainable family planning and reproductive health interventions across every district of Uganda. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2011, safely delivered 35,000 babies and contributed 4% points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate (now at 26% for modern methods).  MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007.  Leading clinical management at MSU, this role will further our mission, and you will adhere to MSU’s core values:

Job Title: Clinical Quality Assurance Manager
Reporting to the Medical Development Director

Reporting to the Medical Development Director, the Clinical Quality Assurance Manager’s (‘QAM’)’s main role is to relentlessly pursue the highest Quality of clinical excellence across all MSU service delivery points.  Working with both MSU’s channel leaders, the QAM will manage a small team of QA officers to ensure standardisation of clinical best practice across the programme.  A key performance indicator will be the delivery of world class Clinical Quality Technical Audit scores across the entire MSU programme.  This person is expected to be able to interface comfortably with key external stakeholders and donors as well as MSU directors, managers, private healthcare providers and clinical field teams.

It is particularly important that the post holder is able to sustain a close, sustained and collaborative partnership with operational staff in the support office and field, so that the highest clinical Quality standards remain a focus of operational activities.   In particular, this post holder will ensure his team members are well integrated into the work and planning of the Operations and the Private Sector Partnerships teams.
Your role will be to ensure:
•    Clinical Quality Assurance: Responsible for the clinical standards, protocols and policies and standardisation of Reproductive Health services provided by MSU country programmes.
•    Training: Responsible for increasing the capacity of MSU, including Blue Star providers, to deliver high Quality reproductive health services through the development and implementation of a capacity strengthening and technical assistance programme
•    Innovation: Facilitate and support the development of clinical innovations for RH services
•    Clinical Governance: Responsible for clinical governance is maintained
•    Project Management:  Ensure MDT’s work is aligned to project requirements, meeting targets and working to budget
•    Maintenance of own professional knowledge and skills
•    As the Director’s alternate, able to well represent MSU externally
•    Leadership: Management of the QA team
Skills and Experience

•    Fully qualified Medical doctor, with current  full registration in Uganda
•    An advanced degree in a health related discipline and/or project management
•    Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
•    At least 5 years’ post-qualification experience in reproductive health
•    At least 2 years’ team leadership/management experience
•    Experience of coaching and training other health professionals
•    Experience of working overseas, particularly in the developing world
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Computer literate
•    Excellent English, written and spoken
•    Other Ugandan languages
•    Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload
•    Ability to manage conflicting priorities, with good organisational skills
•    Prioritisation of own workload
•    Ability to handle a steep learning curve
•    Comfortable working in an international/cross-cultural setting

How to Apply

Application Details: Interested applicants should submit an application letter together with their detailed curriculum vitae only to the postal or email addresses below. This MUST reach MSU by close of business 4 May 2012. Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resource and Administration Manager
Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P. O. Box 10431, Kampala – Uganda quoting ‘Clinical Quality Assurance Manager 2012’
(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)
No Telephone Calls Please.

Finance and Administration Officer Job Vacancy at Independent Medico Legal Unit

Closing date: 30 Apr 2012

The Independent Medico-legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance and human rights NGO that seeks to promote human rights by advocating for legal and policy reforms, monitoring government adherence to human rights, rehabilitating victims of torture, forensic investigation and documentation of torture cases for legal redress, and capacity building of key stake-holders. The Independent medico-legal unit’s vision is a Just World free from Torture. IMLU’s mission is To Promote and Safeguard the Rights of all against Torture by Holding the State Accountable.

Location Nairobi with frequent travel Position reports to Executive Director Duration 1 year renewable based on performance and availability of funds Required Immediate
We are looking for a highly organized, motivated person to lead our financial, administrative and human resource functions
 • Manage the Finance and Administration department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by IMLU’s and donors’ governance regulations.
• Ensure that all policies and procedures are in compliance with Kenyan laws and /or funding source requirements and that all such laws and requirements are respected and consistently followed.
• Establish and maintain strong internal financial controls, and ensure compliance
• Maintain appropriate accounting records and ensure timely backup of computerized accounting data.
 • Lead the Organization’s financial planning and provide guidance and assistance to other heads of department and individual program Managers on budgeting issues.
• Monitor cash flow and expenditure against budget and resources available.
 • Provide the Board of Directors, Executive Director and program staff with monthly account statements, budget –expenditure reports and other management reports and analysis pertinent to all grants and unrestricted funds, and prepare annual financial report
• Audit management
• Leadership in departmental planning and execution
 • Line management of finance and administration staff
• Provide support to the management team in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits, performance appraisal, compliance with labour laws and regulations, and employee relations and security.
 • Provide leadership in policies and procedures review and improvement
 University degree preferably in accounting, business administration, finance, economics
 CPA (K) or equivalent
  4 years relevant working experience preferably in an NGO setting
 Strong financial and administration background
 Good numerical, analytical and writing skills
 Excellent computer skills, preferably Ms Excel, Quickbooks, MS Word, Power Point)
 Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks
 Shows integrity and commitment, and excellent communication skills
 Observes confidentiality
 Experience in managing multiple donor grants and understanding of major donor requirements
 Ability and experience in working in and providing team support How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: If you believe you have the talent we are looking for, have passion and commitment to human rights and your experience and qualification matches the above, you are invited to send your application letter and CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to: with the subject matter FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER by 4 pm, 30th April 2012
Note: Only email applications will be accepted, only successful candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to disqualification. IMLU is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other ground for discrimination.

Marketing Volunteers Job Vacancy in Uganda at Dynamo Theatre Company

Job Title: Marketing Volunteers

Job Description

Dynamo Theatre Company is looking for capable marketeers to work with the team to market the “Season 4″ productions to audiences and to sponsors. We are looking for hardworking and ambitious individuals who love what they do and will do the best to see “Season 4″ a success.

How to Apply

Senior Health Finance Advisor Job Vacancy in Uganda at Futures Group

Job Title :Senior Health Finance Advisor
Closing date: 17 May 2012 About Us Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management. Position Summary Futures Group is seeking a Senior Health Finance Advisor who will provide leadership, direction, and content to health finance policy in Kenya, including strategy development, technical analysis, stakeholder consultation, and writing of reports and briefs. Responsibilities require knowledge of health finance issues in Kenya and in East Africa, as well as of state-of-the-art innovations in the domain area. The incumbent of this position will report to the Program Director of the Health Policy Project’s Kenya field program. Location for this position is Nairobi, Kenya. No expatriate benefits are associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities
 • Participates in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy in Kenya
 • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Kenya and more broadly in East Africa, in order to inform technical support activities under the HPP Kenya Field Program. This includes frequent interaction with the Government of Kenya stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
• Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into approaches
 • Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use. Represents the company with others in the professional community and in the regional countries.
 • Participates and guides the health sector in preparation of the Medium Term Expenditures Framework and resource bidding process.
• Provides assistance to others on matters related to topic area of research and evaluation and applies relevant methodologies to programmatic issues of importance
 • Supervises short-term local consultants in Kenya assigned to health finance activities
 • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Kenyan and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision
 • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
• Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundation or other donor solicitation as requested by the company or supervisor
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned Qualifications The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
• Significant experience in health finance and health economics in the context of Kenya and/or East Africa
 • Advanced degree in health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance
 • Experience: With Masters-level qualification in health economics: 7-8 years of experience required, with at least 3-4 years in Kenya. With Doctoral-level qualification in health economics: 3-4 years of experience required, with at least 2-3 years in Kenya.
 • Significant knowledge of Government of Kenya planning and budgeting processes.
• Fluency in English required
 • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research
• Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area
 • Appropriate computer skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data
 • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is not required, but will be an added advantage
• Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
 • Ability and willingness to travel and implement studies on a national and international basis Physical Demands
 • Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility Work Environment
• Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements. All applications for this position should be submitted online at via the Careers page. Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

How to apply:
All applications for this position should be submitted online at via the Careers page.

International Potato Center Jobs - Communication & Training Specialist Job Vacancy

Job Title:  Communication & Training Specialist

Closing date: 22 Apr 2012

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit an innovative communications specialist with experience in developing effective communication materials and in designing and implementing training programs with adults. The position will serve a new 3 year effort focused on capacity strengthening of African advocates to mobilize resources for massive investment in the dissemination of pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato and training change agents in how to effectively design and implement such programs. The position: The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative, launched by CIP and over 26 partners in October 2009, has an ambitious goal of improving the lives of at least 10 million African households by 2020 through the effective production and expanded use of sweetpotato. Evidence has clearly demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties are an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, an essential vitamin for health. Building a cadre of trained African champions for utilizing orange-fleshed sweetpotato as an entry point for tackling widespread vitamin A deficiency and a cadre of trained development agents to successfully promote and disseminate these materials is at the core of this effort. This position requires working in collaboration with technical experts to develop training materials and courses specifically targeting development specialists and working with national program partners to establish their capacity to conduct those courses on an annual basis. In addition, the position requires developing effective written and non-written materials to assist in the advocacy effort aimed at specific and diverse target groups. The position will be based at CIP’s Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The project has five target countries: Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso
. Duties and Accountabilities:
• Lead the design and implementation of the communication strategy, in close collaboration with advocacy specialists and country teams
• Develop innovative and quality communication and training materials in collaboration with technical experts

• Organize and lead training-of-trainer programs and develop capacity of national partners to implement training programs
 • Assist technical experts in the design of toolkits for resource mobilization, sweetpotato project management, and sweetpotato production and utilization
 • Backstop country teams with guidelines and advice for working with local and regional media organizations to ensure the incorporation of key messages and develop a database of media and design contacts
• Manage the content of the Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal, including quality control, and train stakeholders on its use
• Assist in the editing of project reports Selection Criteria:
 • Master’s or PhD in communication, marketing, education, or extension with at least 3 years of experience developing and implementing communication or training programs;
• Demonstrated skill in designing communication and training materials
• Excellent ability to verbally explain new concepts and motivate learning
 • Excellent writing skills in English
 • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse partnerships;
 • Ability to multi-task effectively
 • Fluency in English and good working knowledge of Portuguese is required. Knowledge of Kiswahili is desired.

 • Must be a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country Conditions: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Employment contract will be for a two and a half year-term, with a three month probation period. Salary will be regionally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience. CIP provides additional benefits, including employer-paid medical, life and disability insurance. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth

 How to apply:

Applicants should apply by email, sending a letter of motivation, a full C.V., and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to Virginia Contreras Smith at and copy to Adiel Mbabu ( The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

 Screening of applications will begin on 22nd of April and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, only short listed candidates will be contacted.