Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Deputy Director Job Vacancy at Office of the Prime Minister

Job Title: Deputy Director Technical Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre

Job Description

SALARY: Competitive
TERMS OF SERVICE: One year contract, renewable
AGE: 35 Years & Above
REPORTS TO: Director, Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre
Qualification & Working experience
• Applicants should have an Honours Bachelors Degree in either Engineering, B.A Industrial Art & Design, Bsc. Agriculture from a recognised PAM, Social Science, MBA, Development Studies or any other related to Management Science from a recognised University/Institution.
• Must have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public/Administration and Management Project Planning & Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or a related field from a recognised University/Institution.
• Must have either a Certificate or Diploma in Technical Teacher Education (CTTE/DTTE) OR Certificate in Vocational Training Instruction (CVTI)
• A technical qualification in training of trainers or training of instructors for Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) would be an added advantage
• Must have a minimum of 9 (nine) years of experience in technical and vocational training, at least 3 (three) of which should have been gained at the level of programme development and management.
• Knowledge and practise of modularised training based on standards and a qualification framework for assessment
• Private and public sector experience in skills development
• Developing an employment-oriented curriculum
• Familiarity with relevant research in skill development
• Familiarity with the Northern conflict and its educational and social impact on the youth of Northern Uganda
Duties & Responsibilities
The Deputy Director Technical has direct responsibility for management of NUYDC’s training programmes, including oversight and quality assurance of programmes delivered by training partners. In particular, the Deputy Director is expected to:
• Ensure efficient implementation of all training programmes delivered by the Centre and its network of training providers
• Ensure the integrity of internal and external examinations
• Oversee the development of training curricula
• Manage processes and procedures of admissions
• Quality assure training programmes delivered by training partners
• Manage training staff

How to Apply

Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to;
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister, Postal Building, 6th floor Yusuf Lule Road P .O. Box 341, Kampala.
To reach him not later than Friday 17th August, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall

Many Jobs at FINCA Uganda Limited

Job Title: Loans Officers (Accounts Relations Officers)

Job Description

To develop and maintain a quality loan portfolio at the respective branch and to administer other financial services as available

Major Areas of Responsibility:
I. Sell of all financial products.
Develop marketing and work plan for the establishment of solid clientele base.
Identify and sensitize the potential clients in the respective area of operation.
Use the company lending Methodology to sell the products.
Refer clients that are illegible for other FINCA products to the respective departments.

II. Mobilize and retain groups.
Mobilize groups for the purpose of lending to them.
Train of group members in the FINCA Lending methodology.
Guide, monitor, and supervise SGL activities in line with SGL policy and procedure manual.

III. Process loan applications.
Evaluate and assess the credit risk of individual clients and groups by inspecting business and household of potential clients, appraise client’s business and repayment capability before disbursing loans.
Generate and submit on time accurate documentation to enable loans to be disbursed.
Maintain complete and accurate loan documentation in the office and supervise the maintenance of group record keeping process.

IV. Monitor loan/group performance.
Attend group meetings as required by methodology.
Supervise groups to ensure timely repayments, attendance of meetings, update of group records.
Maintain group cohesion.
Make recommendations on improvement of products to branch management.

V. Recover loans.
Follow up with group executives to recover both internal and external arrears.
Participate and/or hold cluster meetings.
Take individual action as per policy to recover delinquent loans.

VI. Report on the portfolio performance.
Prepare and submit reports on the number of clients, repayments, portfolio quality, loan recoveries and follow-up action on delinquent loans.

VII. Manage client relationships.
Maintain the company standard customer service in all group members.
Provide advice to clients on borrowing and loan management.
Maintain constant communication within assigned groups.
Ensure and increase client satisfaction without threatening performance goals.

Diploma in commerce/accounting/banking or related qualification.
Language of the area in which the branch is located.

Functional skills:
Ability to effectively sell FINCA products/services.
Business management skills.
Credit analysis skills.
Abilities to form teams which can work together.
Excellent public relation skills.
Well-developed ability to work and communicate.
Ability to promote, organize, and maintain groups.
Observations skills.
Managerial/professional skills:
Planning and organizing skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A team player who is also able to work independently.
Good problem-solving skills
Good negotiation skills.
Social consciousness.
Integrity and professional ethics.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their documents which should include photocopies of academic documents and testimonials, a CV with at least three reference contacts including a day time telephone (professional and not personal, including current or most recent employer) to the

Chief Executive Officer,
FINCA Uganda Limited MDI,
Plot 22, Ben Kiwanuka Street,
P.O Box 24450,

Store Keeper Jobs in Uganda at Umeme Limited

Job Title: Store Keeper

Job Description

Store Keeper

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.

Store Keeper

Job Purpose:

Responsible and accountable for Storage, Reconciliation and Issuing of materials to support company operations using appropriate procedures/systems in place for effective performance on the job

Key Responsibilities:

Verify documentation and receive material into store. Arranging material in an orderly manner within the store

Issue material against authorized Combined Requisition and Issue Voucher (CRIV).

Perform regular stock counts to compare physical balance and minimum stock levels.

Report on stock status.

Reconcile variances between physical and Sun Inventory System

Raise stock movement forms to replenish stocks Identify & report obsolete items.

Required Qualifications:

A Diploma preferably in Stores Management Experience:

At least 2 years relevant working 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 recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug. 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 the Office of the Prime Minister - Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Finance Officer, UK-PCDP

Job Description

Finance Officer, UK-PCDP
Vacancies: 01(One)
Duty Station: Gulu
Salary: Attractive
Terms: 1(one) year contract, renewable
Age: 30 and above
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Qualifications and work experience
1. Honors degree in Commerce, Business Administration(Accounting or Finance Option), Accounting, Finance, or related field from a recognized university/institution
2. A post graduate qualification in Financial Management or a related field is an added advantage.
3. A Full accounting qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA, CIMA is a must
4. At least 5 years of practical experience in financial management or related accounting duties in a busy public or private organization.
5. Experience in financial management of donor funded programmes and GoU systems & procedures
1. Demonstratable ability to prepare & interpret financial statements and books of accounts, including management accounts
2. High level of interpersonal and management skills & ability to work with teams at all levels.
3. High analytical capacity, thoroughness, accuracy & attention to detail
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Carry out the day-to-day financial operations of the project in consultation with the Programme Coordinator;
2. Analyze quarterly and annual budgets of the implementing Partners
3. Monitor and report on financial trends of implementing partners and the Programme, and provide advice on replenishment requests.
4. Produce within agreed time frames and in standard formats, monthly financial statements and financial management reports for management decision making.
5. Assist the Programme Coordinator in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports, for presentation to the Programme Steering Committee, and other relevant parties.
6. Assist the Programme Coordinator to put in place and implement adequate internal controls for management of project financial resources to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and economic use of the resources.
7. Assist the Programme Coordinator to evaluate PCDP financial performance of implementing Partners against set targets for the determination of expenditure priorities and the timely replenishment of funds.
8. Assist the Programme Coordinator to manage disbursement of all funds to implementing partners (according to approved workplans).
9. Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the Programme Coordinator.

How to Apply

Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to;
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister, Postal Building, 6th floor Yusuf Lule Road P .O. Box 341, Kampala.
To reach him not later than Friday 17th August, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall

Corporate Services Manager Job Vacancy at The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust


Job Description

The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark to support agribusiness initiatives in the country. In particular it is to support the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty reduction through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.

The vision of aBi Trust is of “competitive private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to “promote private sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth creation in the country”. The aBi Trust achieves its mission and vision through interrelated sub-components. The subcomponents are:

1. Value chain development leading to improved performance efficiency of actors and value chains, including trade-related Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) (with focus on value chain and specific service providers).
2. Financial Services development leading to expansion of financial services by supporting agribusiness in order to increased availability and use of financial services.
3. Gender for Growth leading to gender equality integration and mainstreaming in all aBi activities.

The Corporate Services Manager will be responsible for Human Resource Management and Administration with reference to the Managing Director. S/he will ensure that proper HR procedures, policies and compliance are being followed and staff satisfaction is achieved. S/he will also manage administrative matters such as staff management, activities, facility management, and information services to maximize the strategic use of resources.
REPORTS TO: Managing Director

1. Human Resources

• Develop, implement and revise the human resource policies of aBi Trust to ensure, competitiveness in the industry and compliance with employment related laws and regulations of the country;
• Responsible for the overall Human resources function to include updating organogram, leave administration, maintaining an updated staff register, drafting employee contracts, salary scales and reviews, medical insurance cover, staff welfare, staff retention ,reward system, promotion policies, succession plan procedures, training capacity needs and oversee the overall staff management performance system;
• Coordinate hiring of administrative staff, including developing job descriptions and job advertisements, screening, interviewing candidates, reference checks, and appointment procedures in a timely manner;
• Ensure, in collaboration with department heads that staff appraisals are carried out in accordance with the aBi Trust HR Policy Manual;
• Serve as a resource for team leaders in handling employee issues, assist in counseling employees, problem solving and consensus building;
• Develop the human resource management and supervision skills for management staff;
• Participate in the management meetings to recommend, institutionalize appropriate HR management processes and development of policies and procedures.

2. Administration

• Manage the corporate functions within the organisation including governance, information technology, strategic and business planning;
• Provide appropriate administrative support to the Trust such as place adverts and calls for concept in the media;
• Manage as necessary, policies and procedures of the Trust’s operations and identify opportunities for improved efficiency, quality service delivery;
• Oversee the procurement plans and ensure compliance with aBi Procurement Manual;
• Mentor and supervise the administration officer, IT officer, administration assistant, receptionist, office assistants and drivers, in cooperation with the Administration Officer.

• A Masters degree in Human Resources Management, MBA or Executive MBA with a bias on Human resources
• Minimum of 8 years of professional work experience across all HR and Administration disciplines including staff performance appraisals, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training &development, conflict resolution ,office management, procurement, motor vehicle management in a reputable organization.
• Membership to the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda and other related Human resource bodies is an added advantage.

• Leadership and people management skills
• Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to a diverse audience.
• Plan, organize and prioritize work
• Assign and supervise the work of others
• Demonstrate the highest level of ethical behavior and confidentiality
• Exhibit outstanding commercial and strategic business insight.
• Diplomatic and negotiation skills.
• A structured approach to dealing with complex and variable work environments in an independent manner.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.

How to Apply

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their application together with an updated CV and at least three (3) suitable referees and telephone contacts to the Managing Director, aBi Trust, Plot 37 Nakasero Road, 4th Floor Nakasero Towers, P. O. Box 29851 Kampala; or send by email less than 2MB to; csm@abitrust.com. Closing date for receiving applications is 13th August 2012.

Nutrition Specialist Jobs at FHI 360 in Uganda

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist, IMAM and NACS- Uganda

Job Description

Position: Nutrition Specialist, IMAM and NACS- Uganda

Organization: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)/FHI 360

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda with in-country and international travel as required (up to 25% time).

Position Summary: The Nutrition Specialist, Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Specialist will provide nutrition technical support to USAID/Uganda, the government of Uganda and implementing partners. The technical support will focus on IMAM and NACS. However, the Specialist will work closely with other FANTA staff in-country to implement the FANTA work plan and may support other initiatives.

The Specialist will work to strengthen capacities of partners in IMAM and NACS, using a health systems strengthening (HSS) approach. The Specialist will coordinate in-country IMAM and NACS technical support provided by FANTA, in close coordination and communication with USAID/Uganda.

The Specialist will participate in FANTA’s global CMAM, NACS and nutrition capacity development initiatives and discussions upon request.

Education: Master’s degree in nutrition, nursing, medicine, public health, or related field

Requirements: 5-10 years experience
• Experience in building capacity of partner organizations
• Knowledge of health systems strengthening theory and approache
• Excellent written and spoken English is required
• Ability to solve problems creatively,
• Ability to multi-task and work as a member of a team.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a variety of tasks with accuracy
• Excellent facilitation skills
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with government partners, UN agencies, PVOs, and other partners.
• Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email resume with cover letter and salary history referencing position to: xx@fhi360.org. Deadline for receipt is August 10, 2012.

We thank all individuals for their interest in FHI 360, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Individuals responding to job postings are considered applicants if you meet the following criteria: (1) have expressed interest through the Internet, email or other related technologies, (2) are considered by the FHI 360 for a particular position, (3) possess the basic qualifications for the position and (4) do not at any point remove yourself from consideration.

Technical Specialists Jobs at Tetra Tech ARD


Job Description

Tetra Tech ARD (http://www.tetratechard.com/) is accepting expressions of interest from qualified local and regional candidates for a range of technical specialist and administrative positions needed to staff the anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FTF) Value Chain Project in Uganda. The project will focus on two intermediate results: 1) Increased crop productivity in FTF focus districts and 2) Increased access to competitive markets (domestic, regional and international). These results will be achieved through increased use of farm management practices, increased use of high quality agricultural inputs, increased access to production and market support services, improved market linkages and improved post-harvest handling. The project will focus on the three value chains identified in the Uganda Feed the Future (FTF) Strategy- coffee, maize, and beans.

Tetra Tech ARD seeks candidates for the following positions: *Agronomists specializing in enhanced production of targeted value chain products (coffee, maize, beans)  *Producer and Local Organization Capacity Building Specialist  *Marketing Specialist *Food Security and Nutrition Specialist *Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist *Financial Officer

Qualifications: *Master’s degree in a related field of expertise preferred, or at least 7 years of technically relevant experience; *A minimum of 7 years of work experience in the field of interest (production, post-harvest handling, processing, marketing, business development, Producer Association capacity development, M&E, financial management); *Prior experience working on agricultural production or value chain development projects funded by USAID or by other major donors. At least five years’ experience preferred; *Professional, relevant experience in Uganda is essential, regional experience also highly preferred; *Fluency in English language (reading, speaking and writing); *Local (Ugandan) language skills essential; *Private sector agribusiness experience (management, production, etc.) highly desirable.

How to Apply

To apply: https://careers.ardinc.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.asp…

In addition to a collaborative and family-friendly work environment, Tetra Tech ARD values diverse, energetic, and enthusiastic team players who are committed to high levels of performance and who are dedicated to providing superior services at all levels of the firm.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process: * A cover letter explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity * A current CV in reverse chronological format

Please let us know where you saw our ad.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations – in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.