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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

M&E Specialist - Food Security - Karamoja, Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:27:00 AM
Summary
Nascent Solutions (Nascent) seeks a M&E Specialist to lead monitoring, evaluation, and learning aspects of an anticipated 5-year Food for Peace project in Karamoja, Uganda, funded by USAID. The project seeks to employ a holistic approach to building resilience of communities through integrated food security, nutrition, and livelihoods initiatives shaped by a deep understanding of community and household stresses and shocks in Karamoja. The position will be based in Karamoja.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight in support of monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities per the project's performance monitoring plan (PMP);
  • Design and operationalize M&E systems and procedures for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements;
  • Facilitate data analysis, interpretation of results, and use of products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets;
  • Lead regular Data Quality Assessments;
  • Build core competencies of M&E staff in data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in data synthesis and use of data for decision-making;
Skills and Attributes
  • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background, and at least six years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan (please see the USAID-Food for Peace M&E and Reporting Policy and Guidance for the components of an M&E plan).
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
  • Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
  • Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other languages, as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in physically and mentally challenging conditions.
About Nascent Solutions
Nascent Solutions is an international development organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the vulnerable in rural Africa to achieve self-sufficiency. We work closely with stakeholders, partners, and target communities to develop interventions geared towards translating their knowledge and resources into durable solutions. Our focus areas are food security and nutrition, public health, education, and the protection of the rights of the woman and child.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send CV and cover letter by 27 March 2017 to admin@nascents.orgPlease note that position is contingent upon award. a

Gender Advisor - Food Security - Karamoja, Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:27:00 AM
Summary
Nascent Solutions (Nascent) seeks a Senior Gender Advisor to lead crucial aspects of an anticipated 5-year Food for Peace project in Karamoja, Uganda, funded by USAID. Reporting to the project’s Chief of Party, the Karamoja-based Senior Gender Advisor is responsible for leading gender integration across all project aspects.
The project seeks to employ a holistic approach to building resilience of communities through integrated food security, nutrition, and livelihoods initiatives shaped by a deep understanding of community and household stresses and shocks in Karamoja.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct a gender analysis to determine gender gaps in food security, nutrition, and livelihoods;
  • Develop a gender action plan to effectively integrate gender equality and social inclusion into program objectives and strategies, M&E plan, workplans, and activities, including mitigation measures to address gender gaps identified in gender analysis, indicators to measure progress, and a messaging strategy for gender and social inclusion-related communications;
  • Assist in the design of activities that target women and other underrepresented groups, and encourage participation of women in male-dominated fields;
  • Develop tools and metrics to track impacts on women and girls;
  • Provide gender-related training and capacity building for program staff and partners;
  • Act as the focal person for linking project efforts to promote gender equality and social inclusion, and engage organizations focusing on women, girls and members of traditionally disadvantaged groups.
Skills and Attributes
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of five years of progressively increasing responsibility in gender issues within international development projects;
  • In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming;
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure effective integration of gender and youth concerns throughout the project’s duration;
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to gender integration and empowerment;
  • Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other languages, as required;
  • Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in physically and mentally challenging conditions.
About Nascent Solutions
Nascent Solutions is an international development organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the vulnerable in rural Africa to achieve self-sufficiency. We work closely with stakeholders, partners, and target communities to develop interventions geared towards translating their knowledge and resources into durable solutions. Our focus areas are food security and nutrition, public health, education, and the protection of the rights of the woman and child.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send CV and cover letter by 27 March 2017 to admin@nascents.orgPlease note that position is contingent upon award.

Chief of Party - Food Security - Karamoja, Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:27:00 AM
Nascent Solutions (Nascent) seeks a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated 5-year Food for Peace project in Karamoja, Uganda, funded by USAID. Reporting to Nascent’s Executive Director, the Chief of Party is responsible for defining the project’s overall strategy and direction, managing and developing relationships with government and other stakeholders, developing clear operational plans for execution, and directing personnel and finances.
The project seeks to employ a holistic approach to building resilience of communities through integrated food security, nutrition, and livelihoods initiatives shaped by a deep understanding of community and household stresses and shocks in Karamoja.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the achievement of project objectives, development of strategic plans, annual work plans, and overall management of award implementation according to USAID guidelines;
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of program approaches;
  • Lead team in ensuring proper coordination among local government, country-wide initiatives, community partners, NGOs and other key stakeholders;
  • Represent Nascent in-country and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and key stakeholders;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant administrative, human resources, procurement and financial policies and procedures;
  • Work with M&E staff to ensure M&E frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked;
  • Mentor, support, and supervise and management a diverse team and align their efforts to ensure, rapid, sustainable results.
Skills and Attributes
  • Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field;
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects;
  • Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition;
  • Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners;
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming;
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other languages, as required;
  • Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in physically and mentally challenging conditions.
About Nascent Solutions
Nascent Solutions is an international development organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the vulnerable in rural Africa to achieve self-sufficiency. We work closely with stakeholders, partners, and target communities to develop interventions geared towards translating their knowledge and resources into durable solutions. Our focus areas are food security and nutrition, public health, education, and the protection of the rights of the woman and child.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send CV and cover letter by 27 March 2017 to admin@nascents.orgPlease note that position is contingent upon award.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Fundraising Manager / Project Officer - WWF Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  2:11:00 AM

BACKGROUND:
 
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a conservation organization established in 1961, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: 
  • Conserving the world's biological diversity,
  • Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and
  • Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. 
Pursuant to its global mission, WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) is seeking for an experienced and talented professionals for the following positions.
 
Fundraising Manager - 1 position (Kampala)
 
Job Summary: Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the WWF-UCO Resource Mobilization Strategy to increase revenue generation and diversify sources of income through proactive engagement of international funding agencies and development partners, government and non-government funding agencies, international and local companies, private businesses, individuals and other innovative fundraising options (i.e. digital marketing, crowd funding, membership schemes e.t.c) in line with WWF-UCO’s Strategic Plan.
 
Job Specifications:
 
The job holder should have: (1).Master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Economics with related bachelor’s degree. (2) At least 10 years proven work experience in successful fundraising and marketing for a public or private organization and /or NGO. Demonstrated skills in development of Fundraising Strategies and Resource Mobilization for public or private organization and /or NGO is an added advantage. (3) Key personal competencies: must be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication stills (oral, written, negotiation and analytical skills). Must be proactive, innovative, detail-orientated, self- motivated and able to work with multi-cultural teams.
 
Project Officer- 1 position (Kampala)
 
Job Summary: To implement, monitor and evaluate the “Oil for Development Project” and strengthen WWF UCO’s contribution towards better management of environmental and social aspects of oil and gas development in Uganda.
 
Job Specifications:
 
The job holder should have: (1). Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Social Sector Planning, Community Development or related field (2) At least 3 years demonstrated work experience in civil society engagement, organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management and research in a reputable NGO. Experience in oil and gas or extractives development is an added advantage. (3) Key personal competencies: must be a team player with excellent oral, written and analytical skills. Must be detail-orientated, self- motivated and able to work with multi-cultural teams.
 
Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded from our websitewww.panda.org/uganda.
 
Suitable Candidates should submit their cover letter (clearly marked per position), Curriculum Vitae, copies of professional/Academic documents and details of three referees to;
 
The Human Resources Officer
WWF Uganda Country Office
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo
P.O Box 8745, Kampala, Uganda. 
 
Or send them via email to kampala@wwfuganda.org; applications should not exceed 2MBs, no later than Friday, 10th March 2017, at 12:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
 
WWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.    

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Language and Cross Cultural Facilitators (LCFs) - 5 positions for Ateso (1), Runyankore / Rukiga (2), Acholi (1) and Dhopadhola (1)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:57:00 AM

Announcement Date:        Monday February 20, 2017
Closing Date:                    Monday March 6, 4:45 pm
Position Classification:     Personal Services Contract / Short term
Position reports to:           Training Manager
Location:                          Training venues in or out of Kampala, within Uganda
The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship, and sustainable development by providing trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance.  It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda  for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.
For more details about these jobs, please refer to the website https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda/contracts/
These are local hire positions and applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.
How to apply
Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information (tel and email) for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
Download statement of work
Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF Ateso” for the LCF Ateso position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.
You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

Program Specialist – Education

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:56:00 AM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2017- 002
Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.
See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.
Announcement Date:        Monday February 27, 2017
Closing Date:                    Monday March 13, 4:45 pm
Position Classification:     Personal Services Contract, full time, 40 hours/week
Position reports to:           Program Manager, Education
Location:                          Peace Corps Uganda office, Kampala
For more details about this job, please refer to the website https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda/contracts/
This is a local hire position and applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.
Basic Function of Position:
This position supports the Peace Corps Uganda’s Primary Literacy Project, implemented by the Education Sector, and works as part of a team with all members of the Programming and Training and Administrative Units. The Literacy Project aims to assist Ugandan Pupils gain access to literacy through teachers trained in literacy teaching techniques, access to culturally relevant learning resources and safe schools
Responsibilities include: Coordination and serving as a liaison between Peace Corps Uganda staff and Volunteers and Literacy implementing partners, which includes collaboration with MOES and other stakeholders. Also provides technical leadership, and monitoring Volunteer projects for quality assurance and alignment to the project plan, data collection, reporting and evaluation.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist the Education Program Manager with Project Development and Management (approximately 30% of the time)
Assist in planning, developing, maintaining, managing and implementing Peace Corps literacy projects that reflect and serve the needs of Uganda as ascribed by the Ministry of Education, National DEAR Day (Drop Everything and Read), Uganda Spelling Bee in Local Language, and Teach to LEAD (Leadership in Education teacher workshop).
  • Assist in developing assignments for Volunteers through site identification visits and other relevant activities, and in maintaining contacts with potential sponsoring agencies to assure that prospective sites meet the minimum criteria for safety and security, workable job assignment, and viable housing situations for Volunteers.
  • Assist in preparing documentation for the Peace Corps Primary Literacy Project that conforms to the mission, goals and standards of Peace Corps. Those include:
  • An annual work plan for PCU approval with activities and budget in line with promoting reading work for PCV trainers.
  • Semi-annual and annual activity reports to Peace Corps Washington and partners.
  • Other interim or special reports and data as determined for projects reflecting the collaboration between Peace Corps and MOES.
  • Assists with Project Status Reports (PSRs)
  • Weekly news Bulletins shared with partners and Volunteers
  • Submit reports on large scale literacy initiatives.
  • Assist in planning, implementing and monitoring funded activities in conformance with relevant Peace Corps Washington policies and rules.
Coordination of Partnership (approximately 15% of the time)
Liaise between PC-Uganda and key literacy partners in Uganda on literacy goals and approaches.
  • Assist the Program Manager on advising and coordinating overall strategic directions between PC-Uganda, PCVs, and literacy partners.
  • Facilitate the collaboration and continuous dialogue among Peace Corps, MOES, key literacy partners in Uganda; the Program Specialist Education will stay informed and assess potential for creative and appropriate ways to partner with literacy partners and communicate those to relevant parties for agreement.
  • Assist Program Manger to launch, call and chair meetings of partnership stakeholders including MOES, Peace Corps, and other international and local NGO implementers.
Assist with Pre-Service and In-Service Training (approximately 20% of the time)
Participate as team member to prepare Trainees/Volunteers to be a valuable member of their Ugandan communities. S/he will:
  • Serve as a contributing designer and trainer for Trainees/Volunteers on teaching Literacy and making literacy instructional materials for pre-service and in-service trainings.
  • Provide on-going literacy technical support to Trainees/Volunteers.
  • Assist in evaluating pre-service and in-service training events.
Assist with Project Monitoring and Evaluation (approximately 10% of the time)
Implementing effective project monitoring and evaluation activities, specifically Early Grade Reading Assessment and Teacher Training assessments for reporting towards standard indicators in the Project Framework.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual monitoring documents.
  • Prepare site monitoring visit reports, and review those of other team members as appropriate, and literacy project evaluation reports.
Assist with Volunteer Support (approximately 20% of the time)
Assist with and travel throughout the country to provide advice and support to Volunteers who are working on literacy and document activities and results in regular site visit reports that are submitted to the Program Manager.
  • Serve as primary point of contact [“Champion”] and support for minimum 20 Volunteers.
  • Keep the Safety & Security Manager informed of any safety and security concerns at a Volunteer’s site.
  • Review Volunteer Reports and render constructive feedback in a timely manner
Other Duties and Activities (approximately 5% of the time)
Perform other duties as assigned
Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures.  Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD).  Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files.  Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Acts as duty officer, as needed.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.
The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace  Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters  or  perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.  Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor.  The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Education or related degree.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English language.
  • Experience as an Educator in Uganda with minimum three years teaching, or related, experience.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision; good organization and time management skills;
  • Willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
  • Ability to work regularly from Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Preferred:
    • National level certification as a teacher (Uganda, USA or other).
    • One year or more of teacher training experience.
    • One year experience working with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private businesses.
Position Elements
  • Supervision Received: Supervised by the Education Program Manager. For new, difficult, or unusual tasks, supervisors give directions on objectives and suggested procedures. The Program Specialist – Education is expected to take the initiative to meet established deadlines, and document and communicate procedures to the Program Manager.
  • Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Foreign Affairs Manual 3) instructions provided by the Program Managers and the Programming and Training Officer. 4) Ugandan Curriculum for PTC and Primary schools.
  • Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities. The Program Specialist – Education is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
  • Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Program Managers, Programming and Training Director, Training Manager. Country Director and Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.
  • Supervision Exercised: None
  • Length of contract: One year, renewable upon good performance and funding availability.
How to apply
Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information (tel and email) for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_PS Education” for the Program Specialist – Education position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.
You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

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