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Friday, February 17, 2017

Fund Management Experts for Eastern and Southern Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  4:44:00 AM

NIRAS has a diverse portfolio of fund management programmes in Asia and Africa, and we are continuously looking for skilled and experienced fund and finance experts to our new and existing assignments. We design, implement and evaluate both grant and challenge funds, and also run several programmes with credit and loan facilities. Currently, we welcome experts with experience particularly in renewable energy, agribusiness and vocational education and training (TVET) to submit their CVs to our expert roster.

Qualifications required

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.
-Master’s degree in finance, business administration or any of the above listed technical fields. 
-At least 10 years of professional experience in fund management. 
-Experience in Eastern and Southern Africa is an advantage.

Professional experience required

Solid experience among others in the following aspects of fund management: 
- formulation of fund management programmes; 
- design of fund management mechanisms and selection/award procedures; 
- setting up disbursement, financial management and oversight systems; 
- developing risk mitigation strategies and managing diverse risks; 
- monitoring, evaluation, learning and dissemination; 
- capacity building of stakeholders and beneficiaries; 
- attracting external financiers and funders.

Duration

Short and long-term assignments

Commencement

2017 onwards

Deadline For Applications

2017-05-31

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Monday, February 13, 2017

US CDC Project Accounts Assistant Jobs at Ministry of Health (MoH)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  12:02:00 AM

Job Title:     Project Accounts Assistant
Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Funding Source: United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Accountant

About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.

Job Summary: The Project Accounts Assistant will carry out basic accounting processes involving preparing books of accounts and keeping custody of accounting transaction records.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will be providing custody for accounting records and documents
Processing Statutory returns and keeping records thereof
Posting financial transactions, cashbooks and subsidiary ledgers to General ledger and updating books of accounts
Preparing Pay Change report forms and reconciling payroll transaction reports
Capturing transactions into the commitment control register
Providing custody of cash and imprest and effecting payments; and
Preparing draft monthly reconciliation reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the CDC Project Accounts Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Financial Management or Business Studies/ Administration from a recognized awarding Institution.
Professional Accounting Qualification (ATC or CAT) awarded from recognized Institution and accredited by the Institute of Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) will be an added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience in managing Project funds, PEPFAR Funded Projects would be of added advantage
Knowledge of Accounting Packages like quick books, Navision etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial Management.
A team Player with good communication and interpersonal skills.
High financial integrity and ethics.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity card.  All applications should bear the title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am - 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Deadline: 17th February, 2017

Senior Advisor Supply Chain Management Job Opportunity at Ministry of Health (MoH)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  12:01:00 AM

Job Title:     Senior Advisor Supply Chain Management
Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Funding Source: United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner Pharmacy Division

About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.

Job Summary: The Senior Advisor Supply Chain Management will serve as the senior advisor to the Pharmacy Division on supply chain management/logistics for an AIDS-Free Generation

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Tasked with coordinating and supporting the MOH in the national quantification efforts to limit stock outs in commodities, supplies, ARVS in the Republic of Uganda
Developing a national computerized database, overseeing the ordering and packaging process, monitor levels and provides weekly reports to decision-makers
Regularly tracking the movement of goods into the country, through depots, ready for dispatch and the arrival of shipments
Responsible for monitoring supply chain performance and make sure targets are met; recommends corrective actions where necessary
Identifying blockages in the supply chain system and makes recommendations to decision-makers to address and reduce delays in the system
Developing and coordinating trainings to health workers that are directly involved in SCM for logistics management and providing technical support to a broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and facilities that provide for HIV&AIDS prevention services.
Preparing periodic (weekly, monthly and annual) reports and submission to relevant authorities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the CDC Senior Advisor Supply Chain Management career opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy
Possession of a degree in logistics and supply chain management or masters of business administration
Being a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is an added advantage
A minimum of ten years of relevant working experience as a pharmacist, five of which should be managing logistics of HIV& AIDS supplies
Extensive experience in a Public health system, with excellent organizational and analytical skills
Good management and communication skills both oral and written
Good interpersonal relationships
Team work building
Well versed with current national and global trends for HIV&AIDS policies and practices.
Demonstrated leadership and supervision, team work, networking, communication & writing skills
Familiarity with commonly used computer packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet
Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR programs

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity card.  All applications should bear the title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am - 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Deadline: 17th February, 2017

Manager Rehabilitation & Recoveries Jobs at Stanbic Bank Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  12:00:00 AM

Job Title:         Manager Rehabilitation & Recoveries
Organisation: Stanbic Bank
Job ID: 21142
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn owned by Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking and financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking group focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group ranked by assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank in Uganda by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of banking services through two business units; Personal and Business Banking (PBB), and Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB).

Job Summary: The Manager Rehabilitation & Recoveries will oversee effective and efficient recovery of the total arrears across all portfolios and achieve deliverables in terms of agreed strategy; develop and maintain relationships with other functions of the Standard Bank Group as well as other stakeholders. The incumbent will also manage staff in the Rehabilitations and Recoveries function.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Credit Risk Management:
Establish a centralised, integrated and seamless Rehabilitation and Recoveries model that supports the business objectives of the Credit function.
Ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and supervisory requirements, to protect the reputation of the Group and to avoid legal action/sanction in respect of regulatory compliance matters.
Report any breaches and exposures to the business unit head and/or the division’s Regulatory Compliance Officer.
Design, implement, monitor and maintain a long term strategic plan for (Country name) Rehabilitation and Recoveries, together with a short, medium and long term execution framework to support this vision.
Create and sustain a core competency in strategic Rehabilitation and Recoveries methodologies that enables sound collections management.
To manage and control Rehabilitation and Recoveries strategies and campaigns within the Rehabilitation and Recoveries environment with the aim of maximising collection effectiveness and efficiency.
 Strategy Management:
Design, implement, monitor and maintain a long term strategic plan for (Country name) Rehabilitation and Recoveries, together with a short, medium and long term execution framework to support this vision.
Create and sustain a core competency in strategic Rehabilitation and Recoveries methodologies that enables sound collections management.
Manage and control Rehabilitation and Recoveries strategies and campaigns within the Rehabilitation and Recoveries environment with the aim of maximising collection effectiveness and efficiency.
Operational Management:
Ensure that the correct level of specific debt provision is raised in line with regulatory requirements and the bank’s internal procedures, as well as ensuring that all set targets for the reduction/recovery of debt are met.
Control and maintain provision adequacy at the correct levels.
Reduce forward, roll rates and prevent accounts from moving into impairment bearing brackets.
Manage and give input to system developments, costs and Collection strategies through the introduction of best practice and maintaining appropriate and uniform Rehabilitation and Recoveries policies and practices across all portfolios.
Regularly monitor adherence to internal controls and enhance procedures, in need.
Accountable for collection rates to be maintained at an agreed percentage of gross monthly average assets under management.
Accountable for the net Income Statement charge to be managed within agreed budget in relation to total performing assets.
Undertake comprehensive business and financial assessments on identified businesses and/or accounts and make remedial proposals based on the available information.
Operate within delegated authority levels, and ensure that incumbents within the department also have sufficient mandate levels to ensure efficient business operations.
To utilise all rehabilitative strategies in addressing deteriorating risk accounts.
Ensure repossession of any financed items where deemed necessary in protection of the bank’s interests and ensure that laid down repossession procedures are followed.
Maintain a high level of customer service.
Any ad-hoc function delegated by the Head of Credit.
Ensure that all monthly, quarterly and annual credit risk, non-performing loan and other statutory returns/reports are properly prepared, signed off and submitted within set deadlines.
Control and monitor the outsourced recovery process.
Peruse Internal Audit reports and ensure that any shortcomings highlighted with regard to Rehabilitation and Recoveries have been sufficiently addressed.
People Management:
Establish an effective Rehabilitation and Recoveries team, ensuring that all the required functions are adequately and timely addressed.
Ensure capacity planning and succession planning is in place.
To assist Human Resources with the implementation of HR policies and people management practices such as resourcing, equity, and performance management.
Ensure that Rehabilitation and Recoveries team is competent, trained and that the correct, structure culture and leadership qualities are introduced and maintained.
Increase awareness amongst staff of any statutory governance or legislation that is applicable to the Rehabilitation and Recoveries environment through appropriate training and accreditation interventions.
Partnership
Build a sound and effective partnership model with the Head of Credit and other executives in Standard Bank.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Stanbic Bank Manager Rehabilitation & Recoveries job placement should hold a Business-oriented / Legal degree e.g B.Comm, LLB or CA(SA)
Possession of a post-graduate qualification would be an added advantage
At least three to five years’ experience in managing a Rehabilitation and Recoveries unit.
At least three to five years’ experience in a Retail risk management environment.
Sound and thorough knowledge of SBSA Credit risk management policies and procedures.
Ability to identify adverse trends and implement corrective tactics timeously.
Sufficiently computer literate to understand how systems can be leveraged to optimize business returns.
Working knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment governing financial services in the Personal and Business Banking markets.
Sound project management skills.
Ability to exercise judgment in resolving problems appropriate to the position.
Ability to work within a matrix structure whilst holding responsibility for the outcomes.
Excellent knowledge of collection systems and strategies.
Excellent presentation skills.
Good knowledge of HR policies/procedures and labour relations.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the one of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting Link below.

Click Here

Deadline: 22nd February, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunityat Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:58:00 PM

Job Title:         Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Board of Directors

About Us:
The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body established in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999 (Chapter 145, Laws of Uganda). The Act empowers ERA to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale, Export, Import-and Distribution of electrical energy in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership through working with the Authority and staff to ensure fulfillment of ERA’s mandate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Stewardship:
Work with Authority and Staff to define and execute ERA's mission, communicate it effectively, and ensure it serves continuously as an inspiration and guide.
Develop and recommend short and long term goals, strategies and objectives to the Authority to ensure maximization of stakeholder values and the long term success of the Authority.
Work closely with and provide accountability to the Authority , and ensure that the Authority is fully informed about the ongoing business at the Secretariat.
Keenly review and report regularly to the Authority matters concerning the Authority’s progress towards achieving its goals and any material deviations from the said goals.
Work with the Authority to ensure that it is properly constituted and trained to conduct effective governance.
Staff Management, Motivation and Development:
Provide leadership and motivate staff towards fulfilling the mission of ERA.
Initiate changes and innovations at ERA.
Create a work environment that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top quality employees at all levels and ensure that effective delegation is observed.
Develop and maintain a sound and effective organizational structure and ensure that personnel systems are in place to appropriately manage the affairs of the Authority.
Ensure that there are clear roles and responsibilities and that there is an effective succession plan for all senior positions.
Ethical Standards and Accountability:
Work in liaison with the Authority to ensure adherence to ERA’s ethical standards and encourage transparent culture in which ethical policies are understood, prevent and manage ethical breaches including conflict of interest.
Identify the principle risks of the Authority and ensure the implementation of appropriate systems to mitigate/manage them.
Work closely with the Authority and staff to ensure adherence to accountability standards.
Facilitate the Board to effectively fulfill its functions as well as the various Board Committees and individual Board members.
Facilitate the Board to undertake periodic Board evaluation.
Work closely with the Board Chairman to ensure and enable the Board to fulfill its governance  and oversight function.
Partnership, Regional Cooperation and Corporate Leadership:
Work closely with other agencies in the region for efficient and reliable supply of electricity and identify potential collaboration areas in the region.
Ensure a smooth working relationship with Government Ministries and Agencies to properly coordinate, interpret and implement government policies and programs.
Ensure that effective Communication and appropriate relationships are maintained between the Authority, stakeholders and the public.
Financial Leadership:
Ensure that ERA’s budget is developed in a timely manner for consideration by the Authority. Ensure prudent financial management of ERA’s resources and adherence to prudent internal control systems.
Authorize commitments of corporate resources including contracts, transactions and Authority’s strategies, corporate plans and objectives.
Take reasonable steps to ensure that the Authority’s assets are adequately safeguarded and optimized in the best interest of all stakeholders.
Compliance Leadership:
Ensure strict adherence to the provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) Act in the procurement processes.
Ensure that all operations and activities of the Authority are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, good corporate governance principles and practices and any other policies and practices approved by the Authority.
Ensure safe and efficient operation of the Authority and compliance with the Authority’s environmental, health and safety policies, procedures and practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Law, Business Administration, Finance, or Management.
Membership of a recognized professional body will be an added advantage.
Candidates with engineering degrees must be registered with the Engineers Registration Board.
A minimum of fifteen (15) years of working experience seven (7) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a credible organization.
Extensive knowledge about the Electricity Supply Industry.
Be result oriented with very good communication skills.
Good research and analytical skills.
Good leadership skills, mentoring and coaching skills.
Age:  Between 40 - 55 years.

How to Apply:
All applicants should submit their written applications in a sealed envelope marked at the top right hand corner “Application for the position of Chief Executive Officer."
The applications should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and relevant certificates and testimonials, including a daytime telephone contact, e-mail and postal addresses of the Applicant (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three Referees.

Address them to:
The Chairman,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15 Shimoni Road,
P.O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda

Hand Deliver them to:
Office of the Secretary to the Authority,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15 Shimoni Road P. O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda

Deadline: 27th February, 2017 by 5:00 PM

Accounts Assistant Jobs at African Rural University (ARU)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:57:00 PM

Job Title:  Accounts Assistant (2 Fresher Jobs)
Organisation: African Rural University (ARU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Accountant

About US:
African Rural University (ARU) was founded in 2011 by Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT). ARU is promoting a life orientation that enables people to create their own desired circumstances, become change agents and rural entrepreneurs. The university introduces all students to technologies for creating and systems thinking techniques that enable all participants have a deep understanding and relevant skills for innovations in rural development. The African Rural University for women provides transformational education to create effective change agents and makers within an African development context.

Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant will be tasked with effective records keeping and management as stipulated in Finance Policy and guidelines

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure that all fees incomes, expense details, assets and inventory details input into the ARU financial system
Prepare authorized refund vouchers
In charge of operating the university operational account and re-banking of returned funds
Prepare monthly balance sheet schedules for the attention of Accountant
Generate accountability status reports for attention of the Accountant
In charge of managing petty cash & /cash out transactions
Filling records in an accurate and acceptable format
Prepare and submit weekly transaction status reports for verification
Tasked with the verification of the monthly inventory
Ensure that the vision, mission, and philosophy of ARU are embraced as performing the daily duties
Key Performance Indicators:
Raising and sending out invoices
Maintaining financial records and spreadsheets
Processing employee expenses
Regularly updating staff on financial matters regarding payments

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should hold a Diploma in Accountancy or Diploma in Accounting and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
At least two years’ working experience in a related field.
Proficient in the use of electronic accounting software/ systems/databases;
Competency in information technology and team player.
A thorough, professional approach to work and being able to manage your own stress
Proven ability to be discreet, diplomatic, reliable and trustworthy, and priorities tasks
Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
Ability to use Accountancy software packages, such as clean touch
Highly analytical and ability to deal with emerging issues/concerns.
An applicant should be willing to live and work in Kagadi District.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letters, updated CVs together with copies of academic transcripts and testimonials to: The University Secretary, African Rural University, P.O. Box 16253 Kampala, Plot 617, Rubaga Kibuga Block, Right-off Southern gate City Parents Basiima Campus Tel: +256-794150999 Or Main Office Kagadi Campus P.O. Box 24 Tel: +256-793150990/1/2 Kagadi District, Uganda Or E-mail your application to: hr@aru.ac.ug

Deadline: 28th February 2017 by 4:00 p.m

Logistics Officer - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:56:00 PM

Job Title:         Logistics Officer
Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner Agricultural Investment and Enterprise Development

About Us:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries established an Agricultural Investment Unit under the Department of Agricultural Investment and Enterprise Development. The major objective of the Unit is to assist in coordinating and promoting agribusiness, with emphasis on value addition and act as an initiative to link and create synergies between MAAIF (Public Policy / Regulation), the Private Sector and Development Partners on issues of promoting agribusiness and value addition.

Job Summary: The Logistics Officer will be responsible for formulation and planning matters relating to Finance, Administration and Procurement of the Agricultural Investment Unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Tasked with preparing procurement plans and budgets;
In charge of initiating procurement requisitions;
Responsible for security and safe custody of assets and materials in the unit;
Ensure timely accountability for funds and activities;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Logistics Officer job opportunity should hold an Honors Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Finance or related field from a recognized University/Institution;
Possession of a Post Graduate Qualification in the above fields is an added advantage;
At least two years’ experience in logistics and procurement management in Government or a reputable organization
Good management and leadership skills;
Demonstrated ability to adequately handle procurement and logistics;
Good financial management and budgeting skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Good planning skills;
Good negotiation skills;
Team work;
Computer/ ICT skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office packages;
Proactive with the ability to work with minimum supervision;
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written);
Computer literacy and be proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Good data collection and analysis skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic documents and submit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry, Uganda

NB: Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews and their names displayed on the Ministry website or on the MAAIF Notice Board, shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews. Applicants who shall not hear from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 3rd March 2017

Director Employment - National Library of Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:55:00 PM

Job Title:       Director
Organisation: National Library of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Library Board

About US:
The National Library of Uganda was established by the National Library Act, 2003. This Act repealed the Public Libraries Act, 1964 which had established the Public Libraries Board. The Board had been charged with the responsibility of establishing, equipping, managing and maintaining libraries in Uganda. Following the enactment of the Local Governments Act, 1997, this responsibility was decentralized to the local governments.

Job Summary: The Director will be tasked with the execution of plans and policies of the Board. The incumbent will also ensure the proper and effective planning, budgeting, execution and evaluation of the services of the library under the National Library Act, 2003.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold an honours’ first degree
Possession of a postgraduate qualifications at a masters degree level in librarian ship or information science
Qualifications and/or experience in project proposal writing and human resource management will be an added advantage
A minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in a large and well organized library, five of which must have been at senior managerial level.
Knowledge and competence in computer applications to information management
Skills in inter personal communication, teamwork building, lobbying and advocacy.
A person of high moral character and proven integrity

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, enclosing an updated curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, academic transcripts, and evidence of seniority and naming three referees, one of whom should be library and information professional should be addressed to:

The Chairperson National Library Board,
P.O. Box 4262 Kampala

Or E-mail to: adminf@nlu.go.ug / gkmulindwa@blu.go.ug  (Applications submitted electronically must be followed by a telephone call at +256 414 233633 to ensure that they have been received.)

Deadline: 10th March, 2017

Senior Programme Officer – Technical Services - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:54:00 PM

Job Title:         Senior Programme Officer – Technical Services
Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner Agricultural Investment and Enterprise Development

About Us:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries established an Agricultural Investment Unit under the Department of Agricultural Investment and Enterprise Development. The major objective of the Unit is to assist in coordinating and promoting agribusiness, with emphasis on value addition and act as an initiative to link and create synergies between MAAIF (Public Policy / Regulation), the Private Sector and Development Partners on issues of promoting agribusiness and value addition.

Job Summary: The Senior Programme Officer – Technical Services will coordinate and implement policies, strategies and plans for promotion of agribusiness value addition and access to agricultural credit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
In charge of coordinating and promoting agribusiness value addition initiatives between MAAIF, the Private Sector and Development Partners.
Supporting SMEs and farmers in formulating project proposals to access agricultural credit facilities.
Supporting SMEs and farmers throughout the processes of accessing agricultural credit facilities and following up on successful applicants
Creating awareness about agricultural credit facilities available to the Private Sector.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Commissioner Agricultural Investment and Enterprise Development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Senior Programme Officer – Technical Services job opportunity should hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agri-business Management from a recognized University/Institution.
Possession of a Masters’ Degree in Agricultural Economics or a related field from a recognized University/Institution;
At least three (3) years working experience at Program Officer in the area of agribusiness value addition or agricultural credit at in Government or a reputable organization
Previous experience and knowledge in Finance and Banking is an added advantage.
Good managerial, organizing and coordinating skills
Good leadership, managerial and planning skills;
Strategic thinking;
Knowledge generation and management skills;
Good presentation and report writing skills
Good policy formulation, Planning, Organizing and coordinating skills;
Excellent research and analytical skills;
Highly proactive with the ability to work with minimum supervision;
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written);
Computer literacy and be proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Project proposal writing skills;
Good interpersonal and team work skills
Good financial management and budgeting skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic documents and submit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry, Uganda

NB: Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews and their names displayed on the Ministry website or on the MAAIF Notice Board, shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews. Applicants who shall not hear from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 3rd March 2017

Data Manager, Kampala Office

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:52:00 PM
Whave is a Ugandan social enterprise focused primarily on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, particularly in developing services for rural areas. We work with communities, government, and civil society organisations. Our team includes both local and international experts with professional capabilities ranging from engineering to social science.
We are currently seeking candidates to fill the role of Data Manager, based in Kampala, to take charge of data collection, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of our projects across the country.
Applicants are invited to email us a CV and covering letter to recruitment@whave.org. Please describe in your covering letter, why this post interests you, the skills you have and how your previous experience and training is relevant.
Job Description
The Data Manager will be based in the Kampala office with substantial travel to Whave’s field offices around the country. The role will include:
• Co-ordinating and scheduling the monitoring and evaluation of all water sources and their communities
• Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation protocols to meet Whave’s data requirements
· Tracking data submissions to ensure quality and train enumerators
· Use data to produce outputs for funders, government officials, mechanics and communities
· Ensure any functionality issues of the water sources that Whave maintains are quickly solved
· Procure water quality testing supplies and materials necessary for completing monitoring
· Conduct research into project relevant topics, determine strategies and solutions for Whave to better achieve its aims.
Skills and requirements
Successful applicants must have adequate skills and experience suitable for the tasks described above, including:
· Education to degree level or higher in engineering, computer science or related subject
· Excellent organisational skills, logistics, scheduling and communications
· Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and publishing programmes
· Ability and experience of managing local staff/contractors and finances
· Engineering and techno-economic analysis desirable
· Social and cultural sensitivity; people and team-working skills
· Practical mobile monitoring experience desirable
· Preferable experience in rural areas of developing countries
· Ability to create and manage a database is highly desirable
Working hours and conditions will be standard, with scope for flexibility to suit individual circumstances. Remuneration will be suitable for an early career professional, with allowances for home visits (if expatriate) and health insurance. Both Ugandan nationals and foreign applicants will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants are invited to email us a CV and covering letter to recruitment@whave.org. Please describe in your covering letter, why this post interests you, the skills you have and how your previous experience and training is relevant.

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