Monday, 30 July 2012

Training Evaluation and Research Specialist Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute Uganda

Job Title: Training Evaluation and Research Specialist

Job Description

Training Evaluation and Research Specialist

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has been developed based on • an international partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to build capacity in Africa • for the delivery of sustainable, high quality HIV/AIDS care and prevention through training and research.

A need has arisen for IDI to recruit a Training Evaluation and Research Specialist in the Training Department as follows;

Main Role of position:

Provide leadership and daily oversight for internal monitoring, and evaluation of training activities and design and implementation of evaluations of educational/training interventions

Specific Roles:

Internal monitoring and evaluation of training activities

In collaboration with other technical officers, take lead and guide development and monitoring of departmental annual and quarterly work plans
Ensure availability of updated needs assessment; monitoring and evaluation tools for both classroom and onsite training activities.
Manage and maintain a quality assurance and control system to ensure accuracy, integrity and validity of training departmental data
Ensure timely electronic filing and storage of training data; including proper day to day management of the Management Information System for Training (MIST)
Produce monthly and quarterly progress report s of implementation of core training and project activities.
Reporting and Compliance:

Maintain an updated departmental reports monitor for both training core departmental and project activities
Coordinate with technical officers and program M&E officers within the department to ensure that timely preparation of reports according to expected guidelines
Review all programme reports for quality and consistency with grant sub agreements
Produce departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and progress reports on quarterly basis as well as other periodic and adhoc departmental reports
Establish tool for tracking reporting requirements for various core and training project activities
Training/Education Research design, analysis and reporting:

Support the design of training/education research interventions; including proposal development support
Lead and coordinate development/adaptation of data collections tools and data management systems of training/education intervention projects
Lead and support analysis of data from training/education intervention projects.

Maintain database of training research projects conducted to date Building capacity for data management; monitoring and evaluation

Lead and coordinate all trainings for data management; and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases programs for both internal and external trainees

Maintain and update database of resource persons for supporting data management; and Monitoring and evaluation trainings.

Ensure quality implementation of data management; and monitoring and evaluation training including review and continuous updating of course to meet needs of trainees

Maintain updated training curricula for data management; monitoring and evaluation
The ability to work both independently and in a team setting is critical, as is the ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

A basic degree in statistics or health/medicine or education with a Masters in epidemiology; health systems research; public health; and or management information systems
Broad and appropriate experience or training in educational evaluation, measurement, statistics, quantitative and/or qualitative research; report writing; writing for publication; with at least 1 to 2 years conducting research and evaluations is required.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Prior experience working with health sector especially in the area of HIV/AIDS and or other infectious diseases
Familiarity with existing Ministry of Health Management Information Systems.
Successful track record in designing, implementing, and managing “ program evaluations;
Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines (i.e. proposal deadlines)
Familiarity with software such as SPSS; STATA; ORACLE and My SQL
Excellent training, communication (writing and oral), and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may e-mail, or hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
Applications should reach us not later than Wednesday, August 8,2012.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Country Representative Job Vacancy at Sense International

Job Title: Country Representative

Job Description

Country Representative

Sense International is the leading global charity supporting deafblind people in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We work with local organisations and governments to identify deafblind people and provide them with appropriate educational, health and vocational services to enable them to participate in and contribute to their communities. In order to ensure a lasting and sustainable impact we invest in local professionals and organisations, influence governments and advocate for change. It has its headquarters in UK, and a Regional Office in Nairobi. We are seeking to fill a vacancy for the position of Country Representative.

Reporting to the Regional Director in Nairobi, you will:

Provide strategic direction and management for the development and implementation of the services highlighted above.
Develop annual and multi-year plans and budgets for all activities, monitor implementation, and produce high quality and timely programme and financial reports.
Provide a strong oversight on the enforcement of financial systems and procedures as laid down by the organisation
Build the capacity of partner organizations through training, networking, and ensuring delivery of high quality services for deaf & blind people.
Spearhead advocacy work for the engagement of government and NGOs to mainstream programmes for deafblind people in their work; foster the development of a network of parents, deafblind people, and professionals for the provision of
You will demonstrate the following attributes:

A track record in managing delivery of community based services for marginalised communities.
A strong track record in policy advocacy and capacity building of partners to enhance their effectiveness in the provision of services, especially for disabled persons.
Strong writing skills in generating funding proposals and reporting to donors and other stakeholders
Sensitivity to vulnerable people in general and disability in particular.
Ability to develop long term plans and budgets and to efficiently manage development programmes.
High integrity and transparency in all aspects of management.
Creativity and sound judgement are essential, as are computer skills. Knowledge of sign language is desirable.
The post will involve frequent travel and you will spend considerable time with deaf &blind people and their families, partner organisations and Government departments throughout the country.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and application letter addressed to the Regional Director of Sense International (East Africa) on
You must state your current salary, along with the reasons for your interest. Please also provide your day time telephone contact. In addition, please send a paper of not more than 500 words explaining your understanding of the key services needed by deafblind people and how they should be delivered. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 10 August 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For further information about Sense International, please visit our website at
Sense International is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Accounts Officer Job Vacancy at MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit

Job Title: Accounts Officer

Job Description

Accounts Officer

The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS. The Unit is a centre of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. The finance section comprises 7 staff and accounts for the annual funding from both the MRC (UK) and other international donors. The Unit is based at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe and invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the position of:

Accounts Officer

Job purpose: To support the accounts managers by entering accounting transactions into the Navision financial system and producing monthly control account reconciliations in regards to the purchase and sales ledgers, cash book, grants, payroll and inventory systems.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Entering journals in the accounting system (Navision) and ensuring entries are correctly coded using the Unit expense code and cost centres.
Observance and compliance with accounting SOP’s in all accounting entries.
Monthly reconciliation of Bank and petty cash accounts, sales and purchase ledger balances.
Prepare periodic financial reports for grant project leaders and donors in regards to expenditure and staff salary costs.
Making petty cash payments, checking of claims, filing of receipts and imprest reimbursement.
Prepare and submit monthly returns/remittances due to NSSF and URA as per statutory requirements including VAT.
Assisting in the bi annual stock takes and reconciling book to physical stock reports.
Maintain and ensure the safe custody of financial records and documents.
Provide support during internal and project audits by availing requested documentation.
Education, Skills and Experience needed

Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration (Honors) is essential.
Part Professional Accountant qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CPA) desirable.
Work experience in the accounts office of a large scale organisation as intern or employee. Enthusiasm, professional attitude and aptitude to learn quickly are as essential as any previous experience since graduating.
Knowledge and working with MS Dynamics Navision ERP packages (Desirable), MS Office programs Word, Excel, Power Point essential.
New and recent (within the last 2 years) graduates are encouraged to apply.
Terms and conditions:

Successful applicants will serve a 2 year contract with a possibility of renewal inclusive of a 6 months’ probation. Other terms and conditions for the post are specified in the MRC staff code. A good salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

Location: The position will be based in Entebbe with occasional travel to Kyamulibwa & Masaka Field Stations.

Start date: As soon as possible

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. O. Box 49 Entebbe
Or sent by email:
Closing date for applications: 10th August 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Receiving Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Umeme Limited

Job Title: Receiving Officer

Job Description

Receiving Officer

Umeme is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.

As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to engage employees with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions below.

Receiving Officer

Ref: REF No UM/CM/03/07/12

Job Purpose:

Responsible for planning and receiving materials in an efficient and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Plan efficient receiving of goods with the Procurement section.

Match delivery documents to goods received and reconcile with Purchase Order (PO) before raising a Goods Received Note (GRN).

Raise GRN according to the PO and delivery documents Register GRN in numerical sequence and co-ordinate inspection of goods received for compliance with technical and user specification.

Prepare daily status report of all receipts Review document control registers to confirm that all documents are fully and properly filed.

Deliver the GRN copy to Stores accounting office for posting and further processing

Required Qualifications:

A Diploma in Stores Management or other Business related discipline


At least 2years relevant work experience in a busy Stores environment

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging positions, please send your application together with detailed curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Manager Umeme at Lugogo plot 5C 3rd Street Industrial Area or e-mail Applications should be received by 5:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012.
UMEME. is an equal opportunity employer. Influence-peddling will lead to automatic disqualification.

Jobs at Bioversity International - Administrative Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Bioversity International undertakes, encourages and supports research and other activities aimed at improving the well being of present | and future generations of people by enhancing conservation and the deployment of agricultural biodiversity on farms and in forests, with | special emphasis on the needs of developing countries. The organization is active in over 100 countries worldwide, and has more than | 300 staff working from some 20 country offices. It is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

For further information on Bioversity International, consult the Web page at

On behalf of the Smallholder Pigs Value Chain Develop (SPVC) Project,

Bioversity is seeking for qualified candidates for the following positions:

Administrative Assistant

Under the supervision of a SPVC Project Coordinator and based at the Bioversity Kampala Office, the

Administrative Assistant is expected to carry out the following duties:

Keeping records of expenditures and payments, contrasting those to the amounts budgeted;
Liaising with internal and external agencies to prepare requests for quarterly expenses and request fijr transfer of funds;
Taking on project specific roles such as verification of field expenses on projects, preparing payment requests;
Preparing SPVC project Purchase Orders for office supplies and equipment and oversee distribution;
Coordinating local and international travel for the SPVC project staff, students, consultants, and visitors by:
              :- preparing the TAs and ensuring that the correct per diem rates have been included,

              :- preparing and paying any travel advance required

              :- organizing for airport transfers

              :-  organizing for accommodation

              :- organizing for ticket reimbursement when required

             :- preparation of travel expense reports

Maintaining efficient filing systems (electronic and hard copy);
Receiving, screening, logging, routing and attending phone calls;
Drafting routine correspondence;
Prepare financial reports and facilitate audit preparations;
Supervise the driver/messenger;
Organizing SPVC project staff meetings and seminars;
Assisting in organizing SPVC project workshops (travel, accommodation and food of workshop participants, arrange for meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment, workshop materials, transport, etc.);
Performing other duties related to the SPVC project activities that may be assigned by the Project leader.
Essential qualifications and competencies:

Secondary school education supplemented by office training.

At least 3 years working experience in a similar role preferably with an international organization, NGO or large businesses.

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Sound knowledge of standard office procedures.

Strong interpersonal, communications and teamwork skills; courtesy, tact and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of cultural and national backgrounds.

Well developed skills in personal organization, priority setting, problem ‘solving and accuracy.

Excellent English Language Skills, both verbally and in writing, and in Luganda as well;

How to Apply

Terms and conditions: Bioversity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The contract will be for one year but may be renewable.
Applications addressed to the Regional Coordinator, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and.the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to:; copied to
Application deadline: August 10,2012.

Jobs at Tullow Oil Uganda - Field Asset Manager Job Vacancy

Job Title: Field Asset Manager

Job Description

Field Asset Manager

Tullow Uganda Operations  Ltd is an operating division of Tullow Oil Pic, one of the largest global independent oil and gas exploration companies with 120 licenses in over 23 countries and operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Our headquarters are in London and we employ over 1,000 staff worldwide.

As Tullow prepares to move to the development phase of its Operations in Uganda, we are seeking to recruit for the following position.

Job Title: Field Asset Manager

Department: Operations & Production

Job Purpose: To provide leadership in the field in terms of Coordination of all field activities in accordance with the short-term activity schedule, commensurate with the 90-day Integrated Activity Plan (IAP), Ensuring that all activities are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, avoiding unsafe conditions as result of simultaneous operations, maintaining a positive relationship with the communities as well as being the Field Emergency Response Coordinator.

To manage all field operations activities and facilities to agreed standards and pre-established procedures including, but not limited to Tullow camps, crude storage facilities, lay down yards, warehouses and material storage areas, well sites, well test sites and hydrocarbon plants.
Manage the implementation and operation of the Permit to Work System.
To assist in the development and implementation of the Ugandan Operations Management System.
Liaise with Development Team based Operations Readiness & Assurance Lead Coordinator to align deliverables and expectations.
To develop field operations standards which will apply to: Field Hydrocarbon Process plants and in-field production systems, o Well Test sites and Exploration & Appraisal Drilling camps
Ensure all applicable field operations and hydrocarbon production operations activities are conducted in compliance with the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and other relevant legislation.
Ensure production operations standards comply with Tullow Management Policies.
Introduce field operations standards to support operational readiness in the production phase.
To assist in the development of the Operations team competency management system to agreed standards, ensuring that a competency development plan is in place to enable the nationalisation of the field operations & production operations teams in a timely manner.
To develop and implement contingency plans to address non-conformances to operations compliance.
Provide oversight of management of all field based sub-contractors and to ensure that services provided are in line with applicable standards and quality and f„ are delivered in. time.
Act as a Champion for Safety and ensure the Tullow Safety Rules and Tullow Values are fully implemented and adhered to.


Bachelor’s degree or an HND/HNC in relevant engineering discipline.


5-10 .years overall experience in Oil and Gas production operations activities, with minimum of 3 years in an onshore hydrocarbon producing environment.
Proven leadership experience in an overseas environment.
Proven ability in leading the improvement of one or more hydrocarbon process operations in an onshore environment.
Experience of working in a safety case environment (desirable)
Other Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

Professional approach to work at all times with excellent team working skills.
Knowledge of EHS management systems.
Budget preparation and management.
Risk assessments.
General contractor management.
Developing and mentoring people in hydrocarbon operations.

How to Apply

Application forms can be down loaded from the aikan website or picked up from the aikan offices.
The completed application form must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV and cover letter. 0
Hand-deliver the application to the aikan offices or email them as attachments to
Closing date for submission is 4:30pm on Wednesday 8th August, 2012.
Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Business Analyst Jobs in Uganda at Nile Breweries Limited

Job Title: Business Analyst

Job Description


Nile Breweries Limited is a leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of SABMiller (one of the largest brewing groups in the world), also recognized as the best employer in Uganda in 2004,2005 and 2009. The Company seeks to recruit a highly motivated, results oriented professional to work with the IT team.


Key Responsibilities:

To define, design and enhance computer solutions for any computer applications that are used in the business and to ensure optimal resource utilization and integrity of information:

Plan for, and ensure Organization data security and integrity is maintained
Maintain & Upgrade ITGC/SARBOX Policies/Procedures.
Evaluate present applications and determines future needs.
Ensure that hardware and software standards are maintained for easy user support
Train users on simple hardware do’s and Don’ts for proper usage of systems and basic maintenance.
Troubleshoot end user problems as they are presented and support users on a multi-user database and user administration on the network
Maintain an Inventory of all IT equipment and software licenses

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
Specialized database administration training & qualifications i.e SQL, ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco certification.
LAN/WAN Training & Qualification in common networking skills.
At least three years post qualification experience in the IT environment.
Work experience in an FMGC will be an added advantage
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
Team player and with a high level of integrity and confidentiality.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send their CV to Human Resources Manager,
Nile Breweries Limited
P.O. Box 762
The undersigned on or before Tuesday, 7th August 2012. CV should include details of email addresses (if any), present position, current remuneration, addresses of three referees and copies of testimonials.
Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Driver/Messenger Jobs in Uganda at Bioversity International

Job Title: Driver/Messenger

Job Description


Bioversity International undertakes, encourages and supports research and other activities aimed at improving the well being of present | and future generations of people by enhancing conservation and the deployment of agricultural biodiversity on farms and in forests, with | special emphasis on the needs of developing countries. The organization is active in over 100 countries worldwide, and has more than | 300 staff working from some 20 country offices. It is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

For further information on Bioversity International, consult the Web page at


Under the supervision of the SPVC Project Coordinator and day-to-day supervision of the Administrative Assistant and based at the Bioversity Kampala Office, the Driver/messenger is expected to carry out the following duties:

•    Ensure that vehicles under the job holder’s custody are in good mechanical condition at all times.

•    Ensure cleanliness of the interior office premises and the vehicles at all times.

•    Maintain accurate and updated vehicle movement records.

•    Provide handy services to the office (tea, photocopying and binding etc)

•    Participate or lend a hand during the field activities.

Essential qualifications and competencies:

•    0 level education certificate, good English, both written and spoken.

•    Posses a valid driving license for at least three classes e.g. DL, CM and B.

•    Posses a valid passport.

•    Willingness to drive extensively within and outside Uganda.

•    The job holder should have at least 2 years experience as a driver for an international, regional or sub regional donor funded organization.

•    Good interpersonal, communications and teamwork skills; courtesy & tact and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of cultural and national backgrounds.

Desirable qualifications and competencies:

•    Fluency in Luganda is a considerable advantage

•    Basic mechanics skills is highly desirable

Terms and conditions: Bioversity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The contract will be for one year but may be renewable.

How to Apply

Applications addressed to the Regional Coordinator, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and.the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to:; copied to
Application deadline: August 10,2012.