Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Technician Job Vacancy at The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI)

Job Title: Technician – Physio-Chemical Analysis

Job Description

Technician – Physio-Chemical Analysis (Re -advertised

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) is one of the Public Agricultural Research Institutes established by the National Agricultural Research Act, 2005. The Institute is mandated to undertake Research of strategic nature and of national importance in Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture under the policy guidance of National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans for the positions below:

Technician – Physio-Chemical Analysis (Re -advertised)
Department: Water Quality Section – Kajjansi ARDC Reporting to: Head, Water Quality Age Limit: 25-45 years
Location: Salary Scale:
Minimum Qualifications:

•    Ordinary Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry) supported by at least Credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English at O-level and a combination at A-level that includes Chemistry and Biology.

•    Additional qualifications in Water Quality, Environmental Science, Analytical and Industrial Chemistry are strong added advantages.

•    Minimum of two years relevant working experience gained from a reputable institution.

•    Demonstrated ability in the use of appropriate analytical equipment (e.g. AAD, GLC, HPLC, Auto-Analysers, etc).

How to Apply

Applications accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials, and names of three referees should be addressed to the: Director, National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, P.O. Box 343, Jinja or physically deliver your application at NaFIRRI head office on Plot 39/45 Nile Crescent near the Railway Terminal (Pier) Jinja. Closing date is Friday 6th July 2012. Only short listed applicants will be responded to and invited for interviews at short notice. Applicants not receiving a response within one week of the closing date should regard their applications as not successful. INTENDING APPLICANTS SHOULD GET MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE VACANCIES FROM OUR WEBSITE www.firi.go.ug AND CLICK ON VACANCIES.

NaFIRRI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.

Medical Jobs in Uganda at MRC/UVRI Uganda

Job Title: Medical Officer

Job Description

Medical Officer

MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Medical Officer
The MRC/UVRI Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organisations and has been operational in Uganda since 1988. It is a centre of excellence in research, conducting large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, biological and immunological research and behavioural studies which have generated a wealth of research results to inform policy and practice. The Entebbe Mother and Baby Study is a birth cohort, within which children are now at school age. Current studies within th§ cohort are investigating how prenatal and early-life exposures relate to the risk of allergy-related diseases in school-age children.

The Unit therefore invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the position of MEDICAL OFFICER. The successful clinician will join a team of clinical and research staff at the Entebbe Hospitals and Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Job purpose:

To work with the mothers and their children participating in the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study. The project is based in Entebbe, and run in collaboration with the Entebbe Hospitals. The successful applicant will be involved in collecting clinical research data about the participants, and in providing health care for them.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The work will involve care, investigation and follow up of the mothers and their children and collection of research data.

Education, Skills and Experience needed:

•    MB ChB degree with at least two years of clinical hospital practice, including experience of paediatrics.
•    Proficiency in Luganda.

•    Postgraduate training in paediatrics or in epidemiology and research methods would be an advantage but is not necessary.

•    Certificate in Good Clinical Practice is an added advantage

Terms and conditions:

Successful applicants will serve an initial a 2-year contract which is renewable based on performance and funding.. Other terms and conditions for the post are within the MRC salary scales and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The post provides an excellent opportunity for study/ introduction to research.

Location: The position will be based at Entebbe’

Start date: August 2012.

How to Apply

Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of two (2) referees should either be addressed to:

The Human Resources & Administration Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS Uganda Virus Research Institute P. 0. Box 49, Entebbe

Or sent by email: mrc@mrcuganda.org

Closing date for applications: Friday, 22nd June 2012

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alison Elliott (+417 704000).

Senior Operations Officer Job Vacancy at The World Bank

Job Title: Senior Operations Officer

Job Description

Senior Operations Officer

Local Term a 2-year renewable Appointment

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Senior Operations Officer

The World Bank’s Country Office in Uganda is seeking a high caliber locally-recruited Senior Operations Officer for the Uganda program to be based in Kampala. Uganda is among the seven largest country programs in Africa and has an active portfolio consisting of both projects and analytical activities. In order to support the management of this diverse program, the Operations Officer will assist the Country Manager, working closely with the Fiduciary Team at the Country Office and the Country Program Coordinator, based in Washington DC.

Duties and Accountabilities

(i)    Portfolio Coordination/Monitoring:

•    Play a key role in coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the Uganda Portfolio to ensure quality and documented results.

•    Manage existing portfolio monitoring systems effectively to follow-up programs and activities across sectors, in close liaison with the Task Teams and client implementation teams.

•    Monitor the implementation of various activities financed through grants, outside the main lending program, including the Analytical and Advisory Assistance/Economic Sector Work and Trust Funds supported activities.

•    Provide both the Country Director and the Country Manager with regular assessments of portfolio performance status, with recommendations on necessary follow-up actions to improve performance.

(ii)    Quality Assurance:

•    Work with task teams in ensuring Quality at Entry, Supervision and Exit for the Bank supported program.

•    Provide leadership and advisory support in all phases of operations, including problem solving on complex issues of implementation.

•    Identify the major implementation issues which may affect
portfolio quality and highlight them for the Country Manager in a timely manner and with proposed remedies or appropriate actions on how to address them.

•    Chair the quarterly Project Coordinators’ Forum which links Bank and client teams on matters of program implementation and performance monitoring.

•    Play a lead role in preparing, organizing and managing the process for Country Portfolio Performance Reviews, internally and with Government. Prepare the issues paper and action plans for such reviews, in consultation with the Fiduciaiy team and the task teams in the Bank and in Government.

•    Play an active role in overseeing quality by reviewing documents (including ISR, ICRs, ESW/AAA, TF proposals and Board packages) and correspondence for Country Manager and/or Country Director’s action.

•    Inform the task teams on emerging Bank instruments and changes to the Bank’s operational policies.

•    Respond or contribute to information requests by Bank management and or external clients relating to the portfolio and related activities.    >

•    Provide inputs to and/or prepare diverse operational products/ outputs (e.g. sector and country briefings, including for Spring and Annual Meetings, background repons, case studies, portfolio performance reviews, etc.).

Selection Criteria:

•    A minimum of a Masters Degree from a recognized institution in a relevant field/discipline (such as economics, development planning, finance, business administration, engineering, or equivalent) and 8 years of relevant professional and operational support experience;

•    Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical
concepts into practical approaches for Bank operational work;

•    Familiarity with macroeconomic and/or operational issues and broad understanding of links to sector policies.

•    Capability to assess policy issues and interrelationships of sector, macroeconomic and country strategies;

•    Task and project management skills, including Monitoring and Evaluation;

•    Broad understanding of Uganda’s political economy, the country’s development issues and cultural factors; .

•    A good understanding of Bank operational policies, practices and procedures will be an advantage.

•    Demonstrated strategic skills and ability to link macro and sectoral issues in an integrated way;

•    A drive and commitment for results through team work and consultation and good work ethics;

•    Ability to take initiative and work independently without much supervision;

•    Ability to operate in a mature manner and sensitively in multicultural and in multi-disciplinary teams environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

•    Strong report writing and communication skills. A proven ability to write brief and clear analytical reports and concise discussion notes requiring strong written and oral communication skills in English;

How to Apply

For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at www.worldbank.org/careers. Click on > employment opportunities > professional/ technical staff opportunities – current vacancies > job # 121364.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date is 17th June 2012.

Programme Assistants Job Vacancy at The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Job Title: Programme Assistants (NUDIPU)

Job Description

Programme Assistants

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Job Adverts for Programme Assistants (NUDIPU)
The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an umbrella organization for all disability categories in Uganda. NUDIPU is implementing the an initiative code named “WE CAN MANAGE” PWDs’ Savings and Credit Project targeting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their Caretakers. NUDIPU is seeking to recruit two (2) dynamic and visionary persons to position of Programme Assistant to spearhead the project in Busia and Pallisa district respectively.

The Programme Assistant shall be based at the district of operation and will be responsible for the direct implementation of the project. He/she will be reporting to the Programme Officer who will supervise him/her in collaboration with the respective District Union Chairperson.

Specific requirements/competences:

• Familiarity with lobbying, advocacy, partnership building and gender mainstreaming approaches.

• Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of basic Microsoft packages.

• Ability to support the Project to reach out to the target group to access secure savings and loans in accordance with laid procedures.

• Proven ability to develop, motivate and lead WCM groups to self-reliance through provision of quality and timely technical guidance and support.

• Practical experience in project related work and use of facts based implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation.

• Knowledge in use of publicity, promotional and information dissemination mechanisms.

• Familiarity with resource mobilization strategies and skills in resource utilization in accordance with the planned activities and accepted procedures.

• Ability to communicate (oral and written) effectively for a variety of audience: staff,
donors, government and other partners including community members.

• Ability to build the capacity of others. Competence to provide technical assistance to counterparts as well as designing and conducting training programs including allocation of operational zones/areas to subordinates.

• Good reporting skills and ability to share the reports with the relevant stakeholders as well as maintaining an updated record keeping system.

• Good networking and advocacy skills to promote the Project activities and NUDIPU activities effectively.

Qualifications required:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Development studies, Adult Education, Community Development, Economics, Education or any other related disciplines. Experience in working with Disability based organisations and/or rural communities as well as knowledge of the local language will be of added advantage. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications, copies of academic transcripts and detailed CVs including day-time telephone contacts of at least 3 referees specifically addressed to the “Executive Director”, not later than Friday 22 June 2012 at 5:00pm; EITHER by post to: NUDIPU, P.O.BOX 8567 Kampala OR: Physically at; NUDIPU on Plot 530, Bukoto-Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179.

Candidates should clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating the position applied for and district of preference.

NUDIPU is an equal opportunities employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Aircraft mechanics Jobs at Direct Maintenance


Job Description


Direct Maintenance an EASA 145 Organisations based in the Netherlands and with stations around the globe, invites applications from suitably qualified LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS and AIRCRAFT MECHANINCS for Line Maintenance positions at our newly established Line Stations at Entebbe Uganda.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Must be a Citizen of Uganda,

• Engineers must hold a current and valid EASA Part66 Maintenance Licence, with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in the position within a Certified Line Maintenance operation,

• Must have the appropriate Aircraft Type endorsement within their Part-66 AML,

• Must work well in a team based operation,

• Must be a self starter with the abilities to work on their own initiative if and when required,

• Mechanics must have finished basic aviation training and, minimum of 3 years experience in aircraft maintenance and preferably commenced or be currently undertaking recognised Part-66 training.

How to Apply

Please forward before Saturday, 30th of June 2012 the following documentation, in PDF Colour scanned format to Douglas Madamombe – dmadamombe@directaviation.aero; or Frank Daams – fdaams@directaviation.aero

Full and detailed CV,

Part 66 AML,

Basic training certificates,

Type training certificates for all airframe and powerplant(s) outlined within the AML,


Experience records/release letters displaying CRS on applicable type,

Written references from employers from within the past 24 months.

All applications once received will be acknowledged, however, only applicants who meet the qualifying criteria will be contacted to arrange further advancement.

Jobs at Uganda Telecom Limited - Product and Services Development Manager Job Vacancy


Job Description


Uganda Telecom
Are you a highly motivated, self-driven individual with ambition, character and right attitude? Are you a team player willing to grow through the ranks and advance your career? If you are out there, then Uganda Telecom, the leading Communications provider in Uganda is looking for you to fill one of the positions below.
Exciting Careers with Uganda Telecom

Reporting to: Head of Marketing

The successful candidates will demonstrate
• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills which will facilitate effective working relationships

• Good leadership skills

. • Strong analytical skills and the ability to recognize trends and opportunities and plan/execute action to exploit business opportunities

• Personal commitment to meet or exceed all targets and objectives

• Ability to present compelling business cases for major investment in marketing

• Ability to work with teams and lead teams to achieve business objectives

• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

• Experience working with and managing relationships with external agencies and 3rd party agencies

• Utmost professional integrity

• Confidentiality and impartiality

Applicants must have

• A Postgraduate degree in IT, Marketing or Commerce

• At least 5 (five) years of relevant experience in a similar role in a fast paced telecommunications or FMCG sector

• Experience in Product based on segments’ needs development

• A good understanding of pricing and profitability models

Added Advantage
• To develop marketing communications strategy for routes to market, budget requirements and time to market

• To perform and manage the analysis of competitive services offering

• To develop strategic and tactical plans so as to achieve business objectives. Including development and implementation of product Iqunch plans and all relevant technical requirements to support product initiatives

• To adhere to the agreed UTL guidelines so as to ensure effective product planning, introduction and post launch evaluations.

• To produce reports about Product profitability reviews, KPI packs and change influences

• To embrace the principles of accelerating growth

How to Apply

Applications from suitably qualified candidates

should be submitted to:
The Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer

Uganda Telecom Rwenzori Courts P.O Box 7171

Kampala. Or recruifment@utl.co.ug

Closing Date: 19th June 2012 at 17.00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Manager VAS and Techonology Innovations Job Vacancy at Uganda Telecom


Job Description


Reporting to Information Systems Manager The successful candidates will demonstrate:

• Strong knowledge of the existing networks (service nodes, transmission and access, wireless) and information, Computing and communication technologies and services.

• Strong knowledge of ICT technological trends and associated services

• Knowledge of strategic planning and strong analytical skills to the development of long/short term plans.

• The ability to provide leadership and guidance as a strategic mentor to colleagues and employees:

• Excellent writing skills lot both conceptual and detailed maloiiul with an articulate and compelling verbal slyle.

• To be a highly effective manager of people and operations.

• Excellent interpersonal skills. Collaborates easily with others.

.• The ability to create a climate of trust and transparency with stakeholders.

DW and Bl Strategy, and solution loadrnap

■ To make reviews on sub secfional and business requests foi VAS and Technology Innovations and makes recommendations.

■ To oversee the daily operational activities of VAS and Technology innovations.

■ To plan and evaluate the work of professional, technical and other support staff

■ To ensure that the daily, weekly and monthly business reports are delivered in time

■ To prepare monthly Information Services reports to the Head Information Services.
■ To contribute to Information Service processes development for all the line sub-units

■ To implement the developed Information Services processes in liaison with other units

■ Capacity and HR planning of the sub section in consultation with Head Information Services

■ Capacity planning of all Business, Operational and related Support Systems

■ To ensure the team is motivated to deliver high quality and state of the art services

■ To coordinate preparation and manage the Budget (CAPEX & OPEX) for the section

■ To ensure appropriate IS staff placements and equitable distribution of workload

■ To manage staff performance management

■ Regular Staff appraisals

• Effective negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills.

• Able to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of personal computers, telecommunications and information technology

Applicants must have:

• Engineering degree in telecommunications, electrical engineering, computer and automatism technology or any related fields.,

• Postgraduate level in a related field is an added advantage

• At least 5 years’ experience in the ICT industry particularly in an operational and planning role, 2 of which should have been spent in a senior position

• Postgraduate qualification in project planning and management

• Proven track record of Achievements at a managerial level

Duties & Responsibilities:

■ To contribute towards the development of an Information Services Strategy which is in line with the overall Company Strategy;

■ To establish written policies and procedures for VAS and Technology Innovation sub section that is inline with information technology acquisition and utilization

■ To budget for sub section

■ To establish Bl Objectives and goals and j confinuesly work with senior management to ensure the objectives are inline with business expectations and meet the needs of the customer

■ To participate in the development of Business innovations standards
• To benchmark VAS strategy with the key leading Service providers globally e.g. BT, Deutch Telecom etc

■ To design, . develop, deploy and support standard online Transaction Processing(OliP) applications- that interface with Oracle, My-SQL databases

■ To design, develop, deploy .and support reports based on Oracle, MySQL and /or MS-SQL database

■ To ensure that all OSS/BSS are operational within the agreed SLAs

■ To provide leadership around DW and Bl projects, including development of

■ Work out strategies to ensure continuous Performance improvement

■ Monitor staff and Sectional performance

■ Set realistic, challenging and achievable targets

■ To ensure appropriate IS staff skills to enable efficient OSS/BSS management

■ Coordinate development of staff Personal Development Plan

■ Develop IS and other Business Staff Training plan

■ Ensure appropriate staff placements and equitable distribution of workload

■ To contribute to Information Service processes development for all the line sub-units

■ To implement the developed Information Services processes in liaison with other units

How to Apply

Applications from suitably qualified candidates

should be submitted to:
The Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer

Uganda Telecom Rwenzori Courts P.O Box 7171

Kampala. Or recruifment@utl.co.ug

Closing Date: 19th June 2012 at 17.00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Business Intelligence Reports Developer Job Vacancy at Uganda Telecom


Job Description


Reports to Manager VAS and Technology Innovations

The successful candidates will demonstrate:

• Excellent  interpersonal and communication skills, combined with an ability to fit in a dynamic teamwork and elaboration

• General understanding of application maintenance, development, and change management methodologies

• Highly developed analytical thinking skills

• Highly developed analytical, verbal and written communications skills

• Ability to role model and manage customers and fellow team members

• Flexible attitude to working times/ arrangements

• Strong analytical, verbal, and writing communications skills

• Ability to role model and manage customers and fellow team members

• Flexible attitude to working times/ arrangements

• Ability to work under tight deadlines and ability to respond to high-priority situations.
• Able to produce excellent results under pressure

Applicants must have:

• Bachelors Degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field is strongly preferred.

• Minimum 1 year of direct Bl and Data Warehouse.

• Extensive expertise with business intelligence tools (Microsoft solution preferred); designing, reporting and delivering analytical solutions; data management and warehousing, and the strategic use of information.

• Proven knowledge of at least one high-level programming language like C/ C++, Java, and Visual Basic is required. Scripting languages e.g. Perl and Python; in addition to advance shell scripting

« Proven Experience with MS Sharepoinf technology, Linux / UNIX

• Proven knowledge of reporting and application server technologies e.g. working with Crystal Reports, BART, JBOSS, and Oracle AS.

• Proficiency in Data Warehouse technologies (Design aspects of Data Warehouse, ETL, Data integration etc) and Business Inteligence

• At least 4 years of experience with application architecture and solution development with JEE(J2EE) or NET

Duties & Responsibilities

• Define, articulate, and deliver the information, reporting, and analytical needs of the key stakeholder groups. , Analyze and prioritize needs.

• Establish Bl Objectives and goals and continuously work with Senior Management to ensure the objectives are in line with business expectations and meet the needs of the customers.

• Delivering insightful presentations to inform optimal business decisions across a variety of commercial functions

• Performs any other duty that may be assigned from time to time, by IT Management

How to Apply

Applications from suitably qualified candidates

should be submitted to:
The Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer

Uganda Telecom Rwenzori Courts P.O Box 7171

Kampala. Or recruifment@utl.co.ug

Closing Date: 19th June 2012 at 17.00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Ware House Manager Job Vacancy at Tibbett & Brittten International Ltd


Job Description

TIBBETT & BRITTEN INTERNATIONAL LTD-UGANDA BRANCH a leading Logistics Company in the DHL Group is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidate for the position of:


Reporting to the CONTRACT OPERATIONS MANAGER -UGANDA, the successful applicant will be based in Kampala and will be accountable for the following duties:

♦  Maximize the performance of the operation by directing the daily, weekly and monthly activities;

♦  Provide effective leadership and management to the operational and administration teams

♦  Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

♦  Deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

♦  Direct activities to ensure a safe, secure, clean and fair work environment for team members

♦  Warehouse Equipment and Machines management

♦  Ability to translate, analyze and deliver customer needs through effective operations

♦  To plan, co-ordinate, supervise and report upon the work activities of a team; providing effective communication, leadership, motivation, training & development,

♦  Manage all disciplinary and grievance issues in line with HR policy

♦  Organize and lead the focus on improved productivity levels

♦  Deliver team member performance reviews, development and/or succession planning as appropriate

♦  Work in collaboration with other DHL sites to maximize efficiencies and best practice

This position calls for a person with the following qualifications & Skills:

♦ Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field or equivalent professional qualification

♦ Computer literacy a must

♦ 5 years experience working in a logistics and distribution company.

♦ 4 years experience of team management

♦ Excellent interpersonal, leadership, motivation, & planning skills

♦ Knowledge of Health & Safety is a requirement.

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please forward your application letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Office, Tibbett & Britten International -Uganda Branch, located in DHL offices Luzira Port Bell or email dscuahr@dhl.com. so as to reach the office not later than 22 June, 2012.

Accountant Job Vacancy at Tibbett & Britten International Ltd

Job  Title: Accountant ( 1 Post)

Job Description

Accountant ( 1 Post)
Reporting to the FINANCE MANAGER – UGANDA,

The successful applicant will be based in Kampala and will be accountable for the following duties:

♦ Monthly financial reporting and interpretation of results including variance analysis.

♦ Ensuring that the company complies with tax/tax related issues according to the Uganda laws and communicate all tax issues to head office. This is in conjunction with Finance Manager.

♦ Filling tax returns to URA and ensure that tax receipts are collected and kept safely.

♦ Oversee the Uganda debtor’s collections and suppliers payments and ensure timeliness of collections and payments.

♦ Oversee clients invoicing and ensure all jobs done are billed.

♦ Ensure that all the transactions are posted correctly in the general ledger.

♦ Monitor and ensure compliance to accounts processes and procedures.(SOP)

♦ Consolidate budgets for different contracts and ensure capex items in the budgets are purchased as per prescribed procedures.

♦ Maintain a Uganda local assets list.

This position calls for a person with the following qualifications & Skills:

♦ University Degree in Commerce, Statistics, Economics or any related disciplines.

♦ Professional Qualification – ACCA or CPA

♦ Good understanding of costing and general accounting

♦ 3 years relevant experience in finance at management level

♦ Good numerical and analytical.

♦ Work experience in FMCG industry will be an added advantage


Only Short listed Candidates will be contacted ^ A current CV including an application letter and copies of certificates must be submitted.

References are required. Independent reference checks will be carried out.

Original Certificates will be required for verification during the interview.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will not be short-listed

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please forward your application letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Office, Tibbett & Britten International -Uganda Branch, located in DHL offices Luzira Port Bell or email dscuahr@dhl.com. so as to reach the office not later than 22n“ June, 2012.