Thursday, 14 June 2012

Nursing Assistant Job Vacancy at Integrated Health Care (IHC-MS)

Job Title: Nursing Assistant

Job Description

- Dispensing
- Drug administration
- Making drug requisition
- Making and keeping both financial and non-financial records (Receipting for treatment, and recording all sales made in the sales book)
- Receiving and nursing patients
- Organizing the doctors table
- Making daily reports and handing over at the end of the duty
- Observing medical ethnics, clients charter and standard operation procedure
- Bed making
- Dump dusting
- Weekly moping
- Any other duties that may be assigned to you by the supervisor and doctor in-charge

How to Apply

The Human Resource Manager
Integrated Health Care Medical Services (IHC-MS)
Tel: 0414-580475
Deadline for application is Tuesday 19th June, 2012
Only shortlisted candidated will be contacted either by email or phone by friday
Interviews will be conducted on Saturday 23/06/2012
Start date 25/06/2012

Technical Officer Job Vacancy at Stop Malaria

Job Title: Technical Officer

Job Description

Location : Kampala

Reporting to: Chief of Party

The STOP Malaria project (SMP) is a flagship project of USAID/PMI Uganda. The project aims to increase the coverage and use of key life-saving malaria interventions in support of the National Malaria Control Strategy in order to significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality from malaria in Uganda. The project was implemented in 34 highly malarious districts over a 5 year period which started in October 2008. SMP offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (the leading agency), Malaria Consortium, Infectious Disease Institute, Communication for development Foundation Uganda

Major purpose
The Malaria Technical officer will be responsible for working with the districts in Central region that are supported by the Stop Malaria Project to implement facility and community based malaria control activities. The position is also responsible for ensuring the timely and acceptable implementation of the SMP work plan in the region districts of the project. The position will require frequent travel in the Central Region districts of the project.

Specific responsibilities

1. Assist with implementing the following interventions and activities in Hoima Region:
a. ANC LLIN distribution systems
b. Campaign LLIN distributions
c. Training health workers on increased intermittent preventive treatment uptake among pregnant women
d. Training health workers on the diagnosis of malaria using both RDTs and microscopy

e. Training health workers on management of severe malaria at pre-referral and referral levels
f. Improved treatment seeking behaviour of carers of children with febrile illnesses
g. Improved support and supervision of malaria control interventions at district level

2. Organise and represent the STOP Malaria Project at district level technical meetings
3. Participate in district support supervision and Clinical audits

4. Assist with the planning/ organizing and chairing of Regional SMP quarterly Review meetings with the district leadership.
5. Carry out additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.


• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health related or social science field.
• Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of malaria control
• At least 2 years experience of working with district health systems in Uganda
• Fluency in English – both written and spoken. Familiarity with Luganda is an added advantage.
• Experience of working in communicable disease control, preferably malaria control
• Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme;
• Proven experience in training of trainers and health supervisors.

How to Apply

Please deliver copies of your CV, academic transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programmes, Plot 15 Binayomba Avenue, Bugolobi (same street as Royal suites and Ambrossoli International School) Attn: HR Manager. The deadline for receiving applications will be 5:00pm, Monday June 25th 2012.

Senior Operations Officer Job Vacancy at World Bank

Job Title: Senior Operations Officer

Job Description

Local Term 2 year renewable Appointment
Location: Kampala, Uganda
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 Fiduciary 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 reports, 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 multi-cultural 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 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.

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Tracing Field Officer (M/F) Jobs at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Job Title: Tracing Field Officer (M/F)

Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC has an immediate opening for the following position:

Title: Tracing Field Officer (M/F)

Duty Stations: Kampala with regular field trips in the country

Main responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the ICRC Protection Assistant, ensure the adequate delivery of tracing services to the refugee communities and the Ugandan population, in partnership with the Uganda Red Cross Society by:
• Monitoring the exchange of Red Cross Messages between refugees and their families, as well as detainees and their families;
• Facilitating the re-establishment and maintaining of family links through phone calls for refugees;
• Registering and following-up the Unaccompanied Minors in the refugee communities, and whenever possible, organizing family reunifications of Unaccompanied Minors with their families;
• Providing constant support to the volunteers and staff members of the Ugandan Red Cross Society;
• Networking with relevant local/regional authorities and humanitarian actors.

Minimum required knowledge and experience:
• University degree
• Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar field
• Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; Kinyarwanda, Swahili and French would be an important asset
• Good computer skills

• Excellent organizational skills
• Sense of responsibility and ability to take initiative and to work independently
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility and resistance to stress
• Ability to represent the ICRC during meetings with external stakeholders (local/regional authorities; humanitarian actors)
• Good reporting skills
• Be able to travel within Uganda on a regular basis for prolonged periods up to two weeks

What we offer:
• A challenging and rewarding work environment to somebody who is motivated and open-minded. Salary according to the salary scale of the organization.

Interested candidates will have to send their application with a detailed CV indicating postal and phone contacts, copies of training and working certificates and minimum two referees.

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed before Friday 6 July to the Protection Coordinator in a sealed envelope and delivered at the following ICRC office address: ICRC Kampala office P.O. Box 4442 on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kampala from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 5pm. Mention “Tracing Field Officer” in your title. For applications hand delivered, please make sure you register your application and receive a reference number.

Only applications that fulfil the criteria stated will be considered. Applicants who are not contacted within 30 days of the deadline (06.07.12) should consider their application not successful.

Logistics Coordinator Technical Programs Support Jobs at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator Technical Programs Support (Kampala) – Re advertised

Job Description

Logistics Coordinator Technical Programs Support (Kampala) – Re advertised
Overall Responsibility:
The Logistics Coordinator, Technical Programs support has overall responsibility for planning and coordination of SURE Program assistance to Ministry of Health technical programs.

S/he promotes collaboration and best practices in supply-chain management of program commodities with priority on essential system change, harmonization/integration, logistics information management and building program capacity to reduce wastage, optimize resource use and achieve increased availability and supply-chain efficiency of program commodities.

S/he is responsible for maintaining effective communication with the SURE program team, key stakeholders and relevant Ministry of Health departments.

The position reports to the Technical Advisor – Supply Chain Operations.

In addition the job holder will:
• Contribute technical and administrative inputs into the design and implementation of assessments of commodity supply chain management systems to identify resources and gaps which can be addressed by SURE Program.
• Take leadership in the development and implementation of work plans and reporting on the status of implementation of technical assistance activities
• Support the Quantification and Procurement planning unit (QPPU) to efficiently respond to program requests for supply-chain management assistance.
• Support the establishment and management of systems to monitor program commodity supply-chains whilst assuring data quality and utilization particularly at central level
• Advise the Ministry of Health on policy changes affecting supply chain for technical programs.
• Support the Ministry of Health to integrate vertical supply and information systems into integrated National pharmaceutical management and Information systems
• Manage performance of the program support team, identify capacity gaps, mentor and equip staff with the skills and knowledge required to accomplish their responsibilities.

1) Basic degree in a health field such as pharmacy, medicine, public health; a master’s degree in public health or business majoring in health systems and supply chain management,

2) At least 5 years experience in providing pharmaceutical management technical assistance especially in supply chain management, at central and health facility level preferably in sub Saharan Africa,

3) Experience in pharmaceutical/health systems strengthening is preferred,

4) Comprehensive understanding of the Ugandan public health system is an advantage, USAID supported programs experience is an added advantage,

5) Demonstrated analytical skills with computerized packages and familiarity with common PSM tools,

6) Excellent presentation skills,

7) Strong organizational, leadership, administrative, communication and reporting skills,

8)Flexibility and adaptation to changing priorities and shifting deadlines,

9) A proven ability to work as part of a team but self-managing of own time.

How to Apply

All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email:
Deadline for submission: June 29, 2012 at 12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job Vacancy at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – secondment ( Kampala)

Job Description

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – secondment ( Kampala)

Reports to: General Manager, Joint Medical Stores
Technical Advisor Supply Chain Operations, SURE
Overall Responsibility
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist is a secondment from the SURE program to Joint Medical Stores. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for establishing a monitoring and evaluation framework, monitor performance of key business functions and regularly update JMS on the status of implementation.

S/he will work with all functional heads of department to develop appropriate indicators, targets and methods for collecting information on support activities and performance, and assist with analysis for evidence-based decision making for JMS improvements.

In addition M&E Specialist will:
• Assess information needs with support from JMS technical managers to determine key issues and requirements of the M&E framework and system.
• Provide technical guidance, in the design of the M&E system including design of assessments, data collection tools, collection of data from the JMS clients when required, data management, data quality and utilization of information.
• Provide technical support in the development of a monitoring and evaluation database that is integrated with the business intelligence tools and JMS’ enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
• Provide technical leadership in development of key M&E documents and materials including strategic plans, M&E plans, SOPs, and ensuring that they are monitored and regularly updated
• Prepare periodic reports required by the JMS and other stakeholders that support effective decision making.
• Support JMS management to identify capacity building needs in monitoring and evaluation for JMS’ key business function staff; train selected staff in M&E

1)Masters degree in Public Health, Statistics, Demography, or related field

2) At least 5 years M&E experience in a health related field preferably in a busy private sector medium sized business organization

3)Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical packages such as Microsoft Project, SPSS, stata

4) Experience in working with business intelligence tools and analysis of business performance information based on performance Monitoring Plans is a requirement

5) Familiarity with supply chain management concepts and indicators is an advantage

6) Experience in working in the pharmaceutical sector especially in warehouse environment will be an added advantage

7) Capacity building/training experience is an advantage

8) Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to make presentations

9) Ability to effectively write/edit reports

10) Ability to multi-task and effectively motivate team members to meet deadlines.

How to Apply

All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email:
Deadline for submission: June 29, 2012 at 12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

Logistics Officer Job Vacancy at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title: Logistics Officer – Ministry of Health technical programs support ( Kampala)

Job Description

Logistics Officer – Ministry of Health technical programs support ( Kampala)

Reports to: Logistic coordinator

Overall Responsibility:

The Logistics Officer will provide technical assistance in collaboration with the Pharmacy Division to the ministry of health’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen the pharmaceutical management of malaria commodities for both public and private not for profit (PNFP) sectors. This technical assistance is also aimed at improving the capacity of the NMCP in performance monitoring of the malaria commodities supply chain.

In addition the Logistics Officer will:
1. Support the strengthening of the malaria commodities supply system for both public and PNFP sector.
2. Assist NMCP to monitor and analyse malaria commodities pipeline at all levels of the supply system.
3. Support the NMCP and quantification and procurement planning unit (QPPU) in conducting annual quantifications and procurement plans for malaria commodities.
4. Support PMI in coordinating pre storage in-country logistics for PMI supported malaria commodities.
5. Support the preparation and monitoring of the Global Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) plans for malaria commodities.
6. Support the collection and analysis of supply chain management data on indicators for malaria commodities and prepare periodical performance reports.


1)A degree in pharmacy, training in pharmaceutical supply chain management will be an added advantage

2) Work experience in providing supply chain management technical assistance is preferred

3) Experience with medicines supply chain management information systems is an advantage

4) Experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system and prior experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage

5) Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals

6) Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines

7) Strong organizational, administrative, communication and reporting skills

8) Strong teamwork and team-building skills

9) Fluent in English language including ability to write lucid technical reports

10) Computer skills in Microsoft office

How to Apply

All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email:
Deadline for submission: June 29, 2012 at 12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.