Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Various Jobs at UNFPA

Jobs at UNFPA
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) South Sudan is looking for professionals with substantive experience in advancing development programs Women Reproductive Health, Population and Development, Adolescent Youth. You will be part of a dynamic effort in assisting UNFPA in leading on advice and support to the Government of South Sudan, National Alliances and Networks in Civil Society organizations.
Experienced South Sudanese professionals subscribing to the values of the United Nations with knowledge about how the United Nations works will have an advantage.
You will be someone who is a self starter, able to see through initiatives and bring energy, drive, ideas and innovation to the work of UNFPA in South Sudan. You will be a person who works well in a multi disciplinary setting, across different sectors and management levels. You should have a track record of achieving results, a believer in teamwork and a strong communicator. You will be skilled in partnership and networking.
A full job description of the position of:
Personal Assistant to the Representative.
HIV/AIDS Programme Analyst.
National Programme Officer (M&E)
Administrative / Finance Associate.
Programme Assistant.
Can be downloaded from the following website: under current vacancies.
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity, and a healthy work life balance. UNFPA is committed to maintain balanced gender distribution of the positions and therefore encourage women to apply.
How to apply:
Should be sent to;
Should be less than 10MB. (This includes the Cover letter, CV, P11 and supporting documents.
The subject of the email should clearly reflect the position you are applying for.
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2012
NOTE: There is no application processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Statistician Job Vacancy at Rakai Health Sciences Program


Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical service delivery. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research activities. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill a vacant position based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below;
STATISTICIAN (1 position)
The Statistician will have the primary responsibility for constructing data files for analysis/modeling, performing statistical analysis, and preparing tables and figures to present the results.
S/he will work closely with the Principal Investigators, and Study Coordinators.
Successful performance in this role will be evidenced by meeting program milestones, and maintaining productive relationships with all partners and stakeholders.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Construct data files for analysis.
Conduct statistical analysis of data using STATA and SPSS
Technically interpret results of statistical analysis.
Skillfully present study information for both oral and written formats
Work with the Data team to support the planning, development of data collection tools, protocol development, including sample size/ power calculations), analysis plan preparation and review, data quality reviews, review of tables and figures.
Collaborate with the principal investigators and Study Coordinators to complete joint scientific reports and overviews, including review of such reports to ensure accuracy and clarity.
Collaborate on training and mentoring about data analysis among the data team as appropriate.
Collaborate with Data Managers to test the validity of the data and ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection processes
Masters degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Economics or other field with emphasis on quantitative analysis
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a statistician
A minimum of 2 years experience in a research environment
Expertise in statistical methods and interpretation
Excellent computer skills including statistical analysis packages (Stata, SAS, SPSS), databases, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, email
Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
Excellent writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
Understanding of management information systems in the health sector
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and teams
Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced environment and with a unique attention to detail.
Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work, Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized, Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Fluent in both English and Luganda languages., Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Kalisizo -Rakai District
Experience: 2

How to apply:
Please send your application letter, copies of testimonials and certificates and detailed CV with contact information for three professional references to the address given below not later than 31″ August 2012:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279, KALISIZO or P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE
E-mail: (Not more than 5MB).
Please note that the Rakai Health Sciences Program does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

Data Management Officer Job Vacancy at Rakai Health Sciences Program


Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical service delivery. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research activities. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill a vacant position based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below;
Experienced Data Management officers are required to work on different clinical and epidemiological studies. The successful candidates will join a dedicated research team in Kalisizo, Rakai; but may occasionally be required to work at another station in Entebbe. The work will include routine data management activities, data entry application designs and routine analysis of data entry.
Honours degree Statistics or B. Sc (MES, QE).
Experience in data management using either Fox Pro or Ms Access for at least 2 years.
Experience in field data collection methods.
Analysis using STATA or SPSS will be an added advantage.
Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work, Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized, Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Fluent in both English and Luganda languages., Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Kalisizo -Rakai District
How to apply:
Please send your application letter, copies of testimonials and certificates and detailed CV with contact information for three professional references to the address given below not later than 31″ August 2012:

The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279, KALISIZO or P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE
E-mail: (Not more than 5MB)
Please note that the Rakai Health Sciences Program does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Finance and Administration Manager Jobs at Build Africa

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager (FAM)

Build Africa is a dynamic charity working in rural Uganda and Kenya, with headquarters in the UK. We combine learning and earning opportunities which offer children and their families’ long-term solutions to poverty. Our vision is for every young person in Africa to fulfill their potential and to make a difference to their community. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) has operated in Uganda since 1996. The Country Office is located in Kampala, with two field offices in Kumi and Masindi.
BAU is seeking to recruit an experienced and motivated individual as Finance and Administration Manager (FAM).
Job Profile: This post is accountable for the quality of Build Africa Uganda’s support services to include Finance, administration & ICT. The post is responsible for the disbursement of donor and BAU funds ensuring strict compliance with all financial and budgetary procedures. It will also be responsible for compliance to donor/BAU procurement and logistics policy. As a member of BAU’s Senior Management Team (SMT), the post holder will play a key role in the overall leadership and direction of Build Africa Uganda, acting as a role model for staff. An essential requirement for the role is to work with the Country Director to define and provide regular reporting suitable for senior management. The post is located in Kampala with significant travel to the field and occasional travel to other Build Africa locations, including Kenya.
Authorities and relationships: Supervise office administrator, Finance officer, and Provide technical supervision to field office Finance & Administration Assistants; Full membership of BAU’s SMT, playing a supportive team role in the management of BAU; To work closely with programme staff, whether in Kampala or the field offices, to ensure that all financial transactions and controls, are guided by a strong understanding of BAU’s programme operations; To ensure that all financial reports are consistent with programmatic events and reports; To serve BAU’s Board, preparing papers for Board and Committee meetings and attending these meetings; To Respond to requests for information from BAUK and to take part in such activities covering all BA locations as may be authorised by BAU’s Country Director. Develop a good working relationship with BAUK’s Director of Resources.
Key accountabilities:
Budget development, monitoring and reporting.
Financial accounting and reporting.
Internal financial controls and policy compliance.
Staff development and performance of Finance and Administration Officers.
Procurement to ensure value for money and compliance to procurement procedures.
Governance to ensure tax and legal compliance requirements that the organisation is subject to.
Any other duty as assigned by the Line Manager.
A Bachelor of Commerce or related degree from a recognised University with an Accounting bias.
A minimum of at least five years’ experience with an NGO in Accountancy, Financial Management, Audit and Procurement.
Possession of professional qualifications like ACCA, CPA will be an added advantage.
A person of high integrity that will model BAU's core values.
Budgeting, budgetary control, and audit skills; procurement and administration management; effective communication skills; works well with staff, even those that they do not directly supervise; a client orientation to service provision; a good coach, able to train staff; team player, flexible, and able to contribute significantly to the dynamics of the senior management team; a proactive approach, able to see opportunities for improvements and to suggest ideas; a person of high integrity.
Experience: 5

How to apply:
Applicants should submit their CV and cover letter to
Closing date for applications is September, 7th 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Principal Human Resource Officer Jobs at Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL)

Job Title: Principal Human Resource Officer

Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL) is the Country’s only Development Finance Institution with a mandate of Financing enterprises in key growth sectors of the economy in order to promote socio economic transformation of the country. UDBL seeks to recruit a dynamic individual to join its team of professionals as Principal Human Resource Officer, reporting to the Director HR and Administra­tion.
Maintain updated Human Resources policies that are in line with best practices.
Maintain close working relationships with senior managers and proactively identify and ensure prompt response to their human resources needs.
Oversee implementation of the Bank’s performance management system to ensure it is objective, equitable, transparent and merit- driven;
Champion the formulation and ensure effective implementation of strategies and plans to identify, select and hire the best talent to meet the manpower needs of the Bank;
Supervise the design and implementation of need- based, cost-effective learning and development strategies to support the Bank’s business goals and improve bank performance;
Design, implement and effective monitoring of appropriate employee reward strategies, policies and programs to enable the bank attract and retain the best talent;
Intervene and assist in resolving significant/complex disciplinary cases, appeals and related service delivery issues.
Undertake planning and forecasting of the Bank’s workforce requirement, including the tracking and monitoring of the Bank’s organization.
Oversee the implementation of health, safety and security guidelines to create a safe, secure and conducive working environment for staff.
Attend to staff welfare needs.
Act as compliance officer for UDBL’s set terms and conditions of service, monitoring compliance to HR policy and escalating cases of noncompliance.
Put in place systems for the proper management of the staff pension fund.
Participate in recruitment processes while ensuring that the recruitment procedures are complied with end to end.
Follow up on actions related to HR from staff meetings.
Bachelor's degree in Business Studies or Social Sciences from a recognised university. A relevant post graduate I Professional HR Qualifications is desirable.
At least 5 years relevant experience as a human resources professional in a large corporate or multilateral organization
Very good knowledge of the principles and practices of HRM activities withy training and facilitation skills
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; Interpersonal skills and flexibility towards people and circumstances
Planning and organisation skills; A team player, a good listener and effective communicator.
Advanced knowledge of Ugandan labour and employment legislation with people management Skills, leadership capability and self confidence.

How to apply:
Please send your application and CV to the following address no later than Friday, 24th August, 2012.
The Ag. Director HR and Administration Uganda Development Bank Limited Plot 15A, Clement Hill Road, Ruth Towers P.O. Box 7210, Kampala.
If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

External Relations Manager Job Vacancy at Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Job Title: External Relations Manager

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global net work, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance.
The core responsibility of this position is to use your: initiative, energy, persistence, results orientation, drive, integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to personal development to further MSU’s vision to become a sustainable nationwide provider of high quality, integrated reproductive health/family planning services.
Marie Stopes Uganda seeks to fill the vacant position below and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates;
Job Title: External Relations Manager
Supervisory Controls: All incumbents will work under the supervision of the Country Director or his/her designee and will be located at the Support Office in Kampala.
Physical Ability: The ability to travel within the districts of Uganda and abroad Contractual Period: TWO (2) Years
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Advocacy
The post holder will be a high level representative of the organization, shaping the perceptions of MSU among stakeholders, the Ministry of Health, development partners and other actors in the following aspects;
Represent MSU at regular foura and at high level meetings both national and regionally
Work with partners to drive forward advocacy priorities of operational importance to the organization
Manage MSU’s central relationships with development partners and the Ministry of Health

2.  New Business Development
The post holder will lead on all fundraising and new business development done by MSU. The post holder will work with members of the Senior Management Team to develop “concepts, proposals, cultivate donor relationships and negotiate with partners. The post holder will also;
Work with members of the senior management team to identify opportunities and funding needs
Author concept notes and proposals with input from multiple sources
Create budgets with support from the MSU finance team
Develop donor relationships, including securing donor meetings, organizing visits and following up on funding opportunities
Respond to donor requests
3. Communications
The post holder will work with MSU’s communications team to create corporate communications materials that represent MSU as an innovative and effective organization by;
Commissioning corporate materials as needed and manage the MSU website
 Managing and accompanying journalist visits and requests as needed, including those by the international press
Authoring press releases as needed
Putting out a quarterly newsletter
Writing stories and other material for donor and MSU publications
Be educated to a University degree level
Be completely fluent in English numerate, and a clear, concise strong writer
Have a firm track record of securing multi-million dollar funding for development programmes, especially from bilateral donors
 Be sensitive, diplomatic and engaging
Be able to travel within Uganda regularly and internationally occasionally
Have significant experience of high level representation and strong presentation skills
Be experienced in planning of advocacy campaigns and events
Be deadline driven and maintain their sense of humour under pressure
Be able to articulate complicated concepts to a variety of audiences, including potentially contentious issues
Be able to work independently and juggle multiple, pressing priorities
Have experience in dealing with press requests
Have existing relationships and connections within the Ugandan health sector (desirable)
Have basic photography skills (desirable)
Attitude/ Motivation
Pro-choice and interested in reproductive health
Committed to personal development
Pragmatic and flexible approach
Decisive and excellent judgement.
How to apply:
To apply: Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to or by post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by on Friday September 14, 2012.
Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

IT infrastructure Job Vacancy at MTN Uganda

Job Title: IT infrastructure

MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications company in Uganda, providing public payphones, fixed lines, fax’data, Internet and mobile GSM services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer that is currently expanding, and seeks to recruit competent individual to fill the vacant position of Manager - IT infrastructure.
The position reports to the Senior manager- Infrastructure.
Main purpose of the job is
To develop and manage all system operations for the Group Information Technology (IT), and ensure thatadequate capacity, system availability and excellent user support is provided. Work with and manage service vendor counterparts to ensure service infrastructure service delivery goals and objectives are achieved.
Prime responsibilities of the job:
Deliver and manage technology infrastructure for all tests and production environments.
Ensure the effective project management of infrastructure projects (new) to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery.
Help drive architectural improvements and standardization for all the infrastructure environments in a timely and reputable  choice of networking infrastructure; hardware; monitoring software and associated application infrastructure (e.g. web servers; application servers and database servers)
Develop and enhance automated processes to release new solutions into the live environment in a timely, repeatable fashion. Define annual budgets and forecasts for infrastructure spend.
Ensure that infrastructure related disaster recovery and business continuity components are implemented, tested and audited against policy and guidelines.
Support the recruitment of key talent for staff appointments where required.
Analyze and consider various options available and choose the best option.
Contribute towards continuous improvement through the implementation of best practice.
Determine best means of reading the organizational goals/missions within the parameters provided by management
Bachelor's Degree in Degree in an IT related field.
5 year's experience: a minimum of 3 years in an infrastructure environment with 2 years supervisory/management experience.
Training in GSM, IT security, ITIL,  business continuity, business risk management, coperate governance and general governance.
Financial acumen
ITIL standards
Problem solving
Project budgeting
Project communication planning and management
Project management
Project prioritization
Service level agreement management

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates originals are to be presented at the interview) with names and addresses of three referees addressed to the:
Recruitment Officer, MTN Uganda, P.O. Box 24624, Kampala,
Deadline for submission: Friday 24 August 2012.
Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted

Creative Manager Job Vacancy at Taloso Workshop

Job Title: Creative Manager

Job Description

Taloso Workshop is a retail bead and craft store based in Muyenga, Kampala. We specialise in the production of unique jewellery and stock exclusive locally made and imported beads, arts and crafts.

The position is a great opportunity for a creative person who has knowledge and experience in designing and making beaded jewellery, arts and crafts. The role is to support the development of our unique and up and coming retail store and move it in a positive creative direction that will see the production of unique and exclusive products for both a local and international market.

Day to day responsibilities will include assisting in the production, mending and re-production of jewellery, arts and crafts, point of contact sales, and the coordination of in store and out of store activities. Entry level salary will be given with increase determined on willingness to expand the business and generate sales.

Individual Requirements:
Positive, pro-active and goal orientated person who can accomplish tasks
General management skills
Knowledge of marketing processes and retail sales
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Excellent command of English with any other languages a bonus
Most important of all, a fun, inviting yet professional attitude

How to Apply

Interested persons should provide:

A one page covering letter outlining skills and experience for position
Simple resume
Three references
Any higher education certificates relating to position

Interested persons should submit the above no later than Friday August 31st, 2012 at 5PM by email to (Please submit using subject heading: Creative Manager Application)

Persons that match the needs of the position will be contacted for an interview.

Executive Director Job Vacancy at Alliance Uganda

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance supports communities to meet the challenges of HIV and AIDS and build healthier communities. Our vision is a world in which people do not die of AIDS. Since 1994, the Alliance and its partners have supported over 3,000 projects, in over 40 countries, reaching millions of people.

The Alliance’s LO model emphasises local leadership and governance of organisations. In light of this, the Alliance seeks to recruit an Executive Director (ED) to head its operations in Uganda. The ED’s primary focus in the initial stages of this assignment will be to lead the transition of the Uganda Country Office into an independent Linking Organisation which will be nationally led, with a locally recruited Board of Directors.

The Executive Director’s overall responsibility is strategic leadership, development and effective operation of Alliance Uganda. . The ED manages senior staff, provides leadership on policy matters and strategy development, resource mobilisation, partnership development and advocates on key HIV issues at national and international levels with stakeholders. The ED is also responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of organisational policies, procedures and systems such as HR systems including staff management and development. S/he will report initially to the Alliance Secretariat in Brighton and after the transition will report directly to the Board of Directors.
How to apply:

How to Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to outlining how you meet the requirements of this post. For further information, including the job description and person specification, please visit our website and click on “jobs”.
Application deadline: Monday 10 September 2012 at 09.00 (Ugandan time) Interviews expected: Week commencing 24 September 2012
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

Jobs at AAR Health Services (U) - Medical Claims Assesor Job Vacancy


Job Description

There is a vacancy for the above position.

Purpose of the position:

This position is responsible for assessing claims for validity in terms of Scheme Rules and Regulations, using discretion and a degree of reasoning to be able to make a choice whether to accept or reject the claim.

• Confirm membership number, Service Provider’s practice number. Ascertain whether membership and Service Provider’s number are valid and corresponds with the names of claim documents.

• Check the Service Provider’s claims history.

• Determine what is settled and what must be processed for payment.

• If there is a book keeping error reflected on the claim the assessor must place the claim on hold to the Medical Claims Administrator.

• Assessor must at this stage apply the necessary pending/rejection reasons and place notes

• These rejections will in future generate system letters. In the event that a system generated letter is not available, the Assessor should produce a letter as per pre-determined format

• All letters are attached to the appropriate rejected claims and sent to the Claims Administrator for checking and signing

• Respond to benefit and account queries by writing a letter or with a telephone call

• Respond to internal queries and handling of erroneous payments

• Capture claims master information: received date, dates of service, authorization number (if claims was pre-authorized), member number, service provider number, payee type, diagnosis.

• Capture Claim details/line information: tariff code, claimed amount, quantity, adjustments, discounts, levy

• Capture claims reference information: Batch number, invoice date and referral number (id claims is a referral)

• Confirm that claim has been processed against right benefit type

• Apply the scheme rules when capturing a claim

• Identify claims to be placed on hold and refer to the appropriate staff of authority for investigation. These claims are handed back to the assessor for processing once the investigation is completed

• Detect any fraudulent charges e.g. duplication of services, overpricing of items/medicines and changing of dates

• Claims Assessor must at this stage indicate the necessary rejection statements e.g. duplication of services, charges outside normal trend, overpricing of medicines etc.

• 100 lines of Hospitalization claims assessed in 8.5 hours

• 200 lines of outpatient claims assessed in 8.5 hours

• Timely and accurate processing of claims based on pre-determined standards

• Claims should be ready for payment not later than 5 days from date received

• Handling of client queries completely and accurately first time round

• Efficient and accurate problem solving

• Satisfied members and suppliers of service and scheme

 Registered nurse
 ICT Competency

• Proven team player, good inter-personal skills, and ability to build personal and impartial relationships.
• Posses strong communication, administrative and customer service skills.
• Confidentiality.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, kindly forward your application letter with the attaching documents to the HR Office or email by latest 7th September 2012.