4 Project Engineering Assistant Job Placements – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets. Now, with additional funding support by the Islamic Development Bank, REA intends to integrate planned new electricity capacity into the national grid, increase rural access rate to electricity in the North, North-Eastern [Apac, Kole, Lira, Dokolo, Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Soroti, Katakwi, Tororo], and South-Western[Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Mitooma, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Ibanda, Isingoro, Mbarara, Kyenjojo,Kabarole, Kamwenge] regions of the country and contribute towards increasing the interconnection between Uganda and Rwanda.
Job Summary: The Project Engineering Assistant will represent REA on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that works are properly done by the contractors and are adequately supervised. S/he will represent REA at the project site, confirm the progress of construction and ensure quality and workmanship compliance and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assisting with the overall field contract management, administration and coordination on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure the contractor’s activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with schedule, design specifications and contractual requirements.
  • Supervise construction work for quality compliance
  • Also, the Project Engineering Assistant will ensure supply and use of quality materials as per the contract
  • Ensure adherence to construction standards and good engineering practices during installation
  • Review and recommend change orders and or instructions
  • Audit poles delivered to site
  • Maintain a daily work log
  • Oversee and coordinate the entire value chain including suppliers, subcontractors and key stakeholders to mitigate any risks.
  • Prepare test protocols, schedule and facilitate network pre-commissioning and commissioning.
  • Facilitate site meetings and handover of completed network.
  • Conduct periodic defects liability inspections/audits, generate snag lists and follow-up correction of snags.
  • Report on progress, commitment and performance of the supervision consultant.
  • Ensure participation of key stakeholders during implementation of the project including the local community and service providers.
  • Any other duties as specified by the Head ofDepartment.
  • The Project Engineering Assistant shall be resident in the project area

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Project Engineering Assistant must hold a Diploma in Electrical Engineering; a BSc. in Electrical Engineering will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of working experience in power line construction.
  • A valid class B ERA installation permit will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in power system commissioning and maintenance practices.
  • Computer literate and able to use Ms. Office applications for project management and report writing.
  • A valid driving license
  • Age: Below 40 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) to:
The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 25th May 2018 by 4:00PM



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No Experience Graduate Trainee Job Opportunities (French Speaking) – Crystal Clear Software Ltd.

Organisation: Crystal Clear Software Ltd.
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Net Monthly Salary UGX 400,000/= with chance of recruitment as full time staff after 1 year
Languages: French is mandatory 
Crystal Clear Software Ltd. specializes in the development, marketing, sales, training and support of a micro-finance software product called “Loan Performer”.
Job Summary: The Graduate Trainee will train and assist end-users (customers) in our software “LOAN PERFORMER.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Implement Loan Performer
·         Train end-users in Loan Performer
·         Assist/support end-users in Loan Performer
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Graduate Trainee job must hold a Bachelor of Arts in IT, Business Studies, Accounting or its equivalent.
·         No experience is required
·         Knowledge of SQL Server and Accounting is an added advantage.
·         Ability to communicate comfortably in French and / or Spanish is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters via email to: hro@ccs.co.ug or bring hardcopies to Crystal Clear Software Ltd, 3rd Floor King Fahd Plaza, 52 Kampala Rd, Kampala. Tel: 0414-231739.
Deadline: 10th June 2018


Operations Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Dwelling Places (DP)

Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource Manager
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.
Job Summary:    The Operations Officer will provide operational and technical support in the following areas but not limited to, General maintenance, constructions, general repairs, security, devotions, vehicles, volunteer’s program with effectiveness and efficiency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Ensure that all DP Vehicles, generators are managed and well maintained.
·         Supervise the use of logbooks, develop and share weekly travel schedules to ensure fuel and funds are efficiently used.
·         Ensure a staff travel policy is developed and implemented. Supervise routine cleaning of cars
Maintenance and Construction:
·         Supervise the maintenance of furniture, equipment, vehicles;
·         Ensure all premises are properly maintained. Supervise all construction work at hand occasionally participating in the work, being present at the site at least once weekly to ensure construction progress
·         Maintain a work-log for tasks & activities accomplished each day.
Repairs: Maintain an updated list of renovations, repairs, broken equipment and liaise with departments to ensure timely responses
Devotions: Ensure DP staff and children are spiritually supported through organizing daily devotions, prayer retreats, inviting preachers and ensuring staff participate in devotions. 
·         Ensure the general security of all DP premises and assets is improved.
·         Recruit credible security service, sensitize staff on security measures required for the security of the organization.
Requisitions: Raise administrative requisitions and follow up to ensure funds are gotten in time as needed.
Supervision: Supervise all administrative functions and stand in for the HR/Administrative Manager in controlling all HR/administrative functions.
Work plans and Budgets:
·         Participate in the preparation and management of work plans, budgets and reviews
·         Assist in budget allocation and expense management for all the operational activities of the organisation.
·         Ensure that operational activities are executed within allotted budget and timelines.
Reporting: Write administration reports in a timely manner.
·         Support in organization of special events e.g. seminars, workshops, retreats and other staff related functions.
·         Conduct regular operational reviews and audits for preventive maintenance hold regular meetings with staff to discuss operational updates, ideas and issues while ensuring operational complaints are handled and resolved accurately and quickly.
·         Provide excellent client service in order to build and maintain strong relationship with the children parents and the general public
·         Assist the HR office in recruitment, selection, placement, orientation and retention of staff
·         Supervise the driver, security guards, casual workers and other volunteers
·         Participate in the purchase of inventory and other office necessities supervise and monitor inventory usage.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in business management.
·         Three years’ experience in the Administration/Project planning, Human resources or accounting profession
·         The applicant must be born again and must be in alignment with the values, vision and mission of Dwelling places in general
·         Fluency in written and spoken English
·         Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
·         Ability to negotiate and reach an acceptable compromise/solution amongst all levels in the organization
·         Computer proficiency in MS office suite and outlook.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
·         A pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter and letter of recommendation from previous employer
·         Two passport size photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe Police Station between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or email to: hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 22nd June 2018



United Republic of Tanzania: INVESTMENT PROMOTION ADVISOR

Organization: DAI Global
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

1). Background

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub’s strategy is geared towards attracting and facilitating new investments and technology to promote trade within the East African Countries and other global markets especially the U.S under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This will lead to the creation of new jobs and increase the region’s competitiveness.

The Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) is a statutory body established in 1997 through an Act of Parliament (Tanzania Investment Act No. 26 of 1997) with the main objective of promoting investments in Tanzania**. TIC** is responsible for facilitating the implementation of new investment projects, providing after care services for new and existing investments in Tanzania, as well as organizing investment promotion activities both locally and internationally. It is an agency within the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments of the Government of Tanzania. The core functions of TIC include policy advocacy, investment promotion and investment facilitation which includes investor tracking and after care services.

The Hub’s mandate is to improve Tanzania’s investment climate and generate both foreign and domestic investment. A key element of this requires the support to the Government of Tanzania’s investment regulation and promotion agency, the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC). The Hub would like to bring on board an Investment Promotion Advisor for a 12 month period to provide technical and institutional support to the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) to improve its investment promotion strategy and framework.

2). Objectives:

Under the supervision of the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) Executive Director, the Investment Promotion Advisor will work to assist the Government of Tanzania to increase private sector investment carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the current status of agriculture and agribusiness investment and technology attraction to the country’s economy, and develop proposals to significantly improve investment climate in Tanzania. To achieve this objective, the advisor will based on the international best practices develop proposals for further improvement of the legal framework for attracting investments into the country, as well as analyze scenarios of economic liberalization with an assessment of their impact on various segments of the economy and society. This will support the Parliament to engage in policy discussions with the Executive branch during legislative work, complement and add to agenda proposed by the executive agencies.

The advisor will also support to strengthen capacities of members of Parliament and specialists of government agencies in the field of attracting investments, as well as raise awareness of the general public about the reforms in this area. This will help Parliament to facilitate a platform to test policy proposals, identify better methods and institutional ways to advance the agenda, and generate new ideas. At the same time, such fora will better inform stakeholders about reforms undertaken by the Government and build ownership over its results among stakeholders. The framework’s overall intent is to structure and develop capacity of the TIC to attract and support successful private investment in key sectors such as agriculture and agri-processing. The investment framework will also contribute to an improved business enabling environment by helping increase Tanzania’s ranking on key business climate indicator indices, such as World Bank Doing Business indicators (DB).

3). Tasks:

The Investment Promotion Advisor will be expected to perform the following:

  1. Develop proposals from investors, private and public sector stakeholders for further improvement of the legal framework for attracting investments into the country, as well as analyze scenarios of economic liberalization with an assessment of their impact on various segments of the economy and society.

  2. Analyze and develop proposals for further improvement of the institutional framework for attracting foreign investment (support in refining criteria and procedures for administrative decisions with respect to investment screening and approval; support to the process of clarifying roles and accountabilities between different levels of government and among agencies; support to monitoring of progress against KPIs of the economy)Support in formulation of medium-term economic development scenarios, economic liberalization policies, and assessment of their impact on various segments of the economy and society, development of measures to minimize their possible negative impact (Strengthen the capacity of national partners to use the results of economic analysis in medium-term planning, forecasting and results management).

  3. TIC’s contributions to the analysis of policy and regulatory constraints to agriculture and agribusiness investment profitability, competitiveness and attractiveness, with a focus on the analysis that makes transparent the costs and benefits of relevant policies and regulations.

  4. Analyze and develop proposals for further improvement of the national legislation in the sphere of attracting foreign investments (systematization and institutionalization of investment policy measures to reduce the cost of doing business and encourage the flow of investment into the country; studying international best practices in the field of business and investment related legislation, developing proposals in close coordination with stakeholders to adapt legislation, and submitting these proposals to the Government).

  5. Work closely with relevant government ministries and agencies to identify and address internal challenges affecting the effective conclusion of investment deals and follow up with TIC to address these.

  6. Strengthen capacities of members of Parliament and specialists of government agencies in the field of attracting investments, as well as raise awareness of the general public about the reforms in this area.

  7. Support measures on improvement of skill of key government agencies in the sphere of investment attraction (organize training events, seminars to strengthen the capacity of national partners in attracting foreign investments; organize round-tables, seminars to discuss analytical materials prepared)

  8. Support dialogue platform participated by national and international partners to discuss and validate key reform proposals (conduct investment forums to identify problems and find solutions; assess progress in investment attraction at meetings with investors, and develop proposals to accelerate reforms where necessary).

  9. Provide leadership and support to review and ensure implementation of the strategic plan developed by the TIC.

  10. Provide technical support in the planning and development of the investment promotion activities including but not limited to events such as trade and investment missions, conferences and workshops organized by TIC or other relevant government bodies.

  11. Support in the development of linkages with private sector partners in the region e.g. producers, traders and associations that will act as investment catalysts within the priority sectors.

  12. Maintain an up to date database of potential investors into the key sectors of focus in Tanzania and follow up regularly for investment opportunities.

  13. Provide advisory services to Tanzanian businesses in the key sectors of focus to become investment ready, through business model and product advice, investor linkages and deal facilitation.

  14. Coordinating with TIC investment promotion team and the overseas Embassies and Consulates investment promotion teams to ensure accurate and up to date information on investment opportunities in Tanzania is relayed globally. Develop tools for all aspects of TIC’s communication platforms including: web sites (writing, editing and proofreading site content), email, social media, events etc updating and development of existing and new TIC staff on content management and strategy. Assist relevant TIC departments on production of appropriate investor outreach materials.

  15. Build capacity of TIC staff to be able to review investment projects, track investor interest and follow up post investment.

  16. Attend regional trade and investment events and represent TIC and the Hub where required.

4). Deliverables:

The Investment Promotion Advisor shall be expected to:

· Support the TIC in attracting new investments in the key sectors of agribusiness and agro-processing, textile and leather.

· Support the TIC in the creation of proposals for improvement of national legislations

· Perform a review of the current investment promotion materials used by TIC and help develop improved materials.

· Develop a business development tool to help TIC staff track investment opportunities and follow up.

· Organize training events, seminars to strengthen the capacity of national partners in attracting investments.

· Dialogue platform conducted to discuss and validate reform proposals.

5). Reporting:

The Investment Promotion Advisor shall report to the Executive Director – Tanzania Investment Commission, and the Hub’s Deputy Chief of Party – Technical.

Base of Operation: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Period of Performance: 12 Months

6). Eligibility:

  1. A post graduate degree in economics, business or any related social science field.

  2. At least 10 years in a senior management role within the private sector and or government institution and at least 8 years relevant industry experience.

  3. Demonstrated understanding of the role of the government investment promotion agencies and how they operate.

  4. Good knowledge of cost effective investment promotion strategies and tools benchmarked by international standards.

  5. Experience in directing, coordinating and/or providing leadership on investment related policy issues regionally or internationally.

  6. Highly networked individual in the local and international investment space at both private sector and government level.

  7. Extensive and demonstrable technical & practical experience in value chain development, quality assurance, market development, research and development in key sectors such as agribusiness and agro processing, textile and leather.

  8. Proven record of successful implementation of partnerships, key account management, cost effective business processes and innovations projects in previous assignments.

  9. Demonstrated understanding of the trade and investment environment in Tanzania.

  10. Methodical research skills with analytical capabilities in collecting, distilling and interpreting data.

  11. An innovative and pragmatic problem solver with demonstrable skills for prioritization and organization of tasks.

  12. Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work in a team and sell new ideas and innovations.

  13. Excellent English report writing and communication skills.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send documents requested below to RecruitmentTIH@eatradehub.org by June 4, 2018, 11.59pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send complete package by the deadline will be eligible.

Visit http://www.eatradehub.org/opportunities to view the scope of work, other documentation and learn more about the Hub.

The application submitted should have:
i. Curriculum Vitae (not more than 5 pages) which should include Three (3) referees. (Note: references listed should be from supervisors or other individuals who reviewed prior consultancy work completed).
ii. Cover letter highlighting past relevant experience
iii. At least one sample assessment or a deliverable that is similar to this assignment conducted in the applicant’s past areas of work.
iv. A copy of the highest awarded education certificate
v. Filled USAID biodata form

Clearance and Delivery Officer USAID GHSC-PSM Project Jobs – Chemonics International Inc.

Organization: Chemonics International Inc.
Project Name: USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) Project
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Clearance and Delivery Specialist
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world for over 40 years.
About USAID GHSC-PSM Project:
Global health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is a multi-billion dollar USAID funded program. The project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures lifesaving commodities to partner countries. Supporting key global health initiatives in HIV/AIDS, HIV, reproductive health, maternal and child health and Zika, the project encompasses three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics; systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management; and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities.
Job Summary: The Clearance and Delivery (C&D) Officer will support activities targeted at improving customs clearance and delivery of goods procured by the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Chain Management program in addition to providing day to day support related to customs clearance activities, monitoring deliveries and liaising with local partners to ensure objectives are met.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Work with the C&D Specialist to ensure timely submission of NDA application for Verification Certificates and waivers requests to Ministry of Health as well as obtaining approvals from the suppliers Local Technical Representatives
·         Ensure timely delivery of all required and approved clearing documents to the clearing agents and the appointed 3pl copies through close consultation with the Deliver/Return team
·         Keenly monitor and coordinate the relevant parties to ensure coordinated delivery of goods by the shipping agents.
·         Verify the count and acceptability of received products once cleared from the customs and delivered to the warehouse prior to storage within warehouses
·         Participate in data entry and tracking of orders as well as shipments processes to ensure visibility including final delivery date visibility
·         Ensure that all records relating to a shipment are properly referenced and filed in a systematic manner
·         Identify special or reoccurring delivery problems and propose solutions to the Country team
·         Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the USAID GHSC-PSM Clearance and Delivery Officer career opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, procurement. Supply Chain, Business Administration or Pharmacy.
·         Three years of experience in international procurement clearing and delivery of health commodities.
·         Knowledge and understanding of the Uganda public health system.
·         Strong teamwork and team-building skills
·         Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
·         Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills as well as attention to detail
·         Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply:
Deadline: 28th May 2018



Uganda: Consultant for Short-term to Seasonal River Flow Forecasting System for Nile Basin – Preparatory Phase

Organization: Nile Basin Initiative
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 30 May 2018

1. Introduction

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is an intergovernmental partnership led by 10 Member States. The partnership was established on 22nd February 1999 and is guided by a Shared Vision Objective: ‘To achieve sustainable socio-economic development through equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin Water resources’.

The NBI provides a unique medium for the countries of the Nile Basin to move toward a cooperative process to realize tangible benefits in the basin and build a solid foundation of trust and confidence. The Nile Council of Ministers [Nile-COM] serves as the highest decision-making body of the NBI. The Nile-COM is supported by the NBI Technical Advisory Committee [Nile-TAC], which is composed of two senior officials from each member country.

NBI is managed from three Centers. The first Centre at Entebbe, Uganda, forms the NBI Secretariat (Nile-SEC) and was launched in September 1999. It has a coordinating role across the Nile Basin, supports the platform for Basin-wide dialogue, and provides and manages an interactive, intelligent, basin knowledge base and promotes Water resources management. Another Centre at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENTRO) and a third Centre at Kigali, Rwanda (NELSAP-CU) both manage the facilitation of cooperative water resources development in their respective sub-regions.

NBI Core Functions: the NBI performs three core functions:

· Building Cooperation. The NBI main objective is to facilitate, support and nurture cooperation amongst the Nile Basin countries to promote timely and efficient joint actions required for securing benefit from the common Nile Basin water resources

· Water Resource Management. The NBI provides member countries with analytic tools and a shared information system that will enable monitoring and the sustainable management of the basin.

· Water Resource Development. The NBI assists member countries to identify development opportunities and prepare projects and seek investments. Development programs are focused on power trade and generation, agriculture and watershed management.

To achieve the Shared Vision Objective, NBI prepared a 10 year strategy. The 10 year strategy identifies six strategic priorities (referred to as ‘Goals’) which NBI’s activities will focus on over the coming 10 years. The strategic priorities are: water security, energy security, food security, environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation, and strengthening transboundary water governance.

The 10 year strategy is implemented through five year strategic plans (for Nile-SEC: Basin Wide Program) of NBI centers.

2. Background

Under Goal 5 of the strategy, with the financial and technical support of the WB through the NCoRe project, the Nile-SEC intends to develop a short term to seasonal river flow forecasting system.

The Nile Basin, with an area of over 3.2 million km2, is source of livelihoods to over 250 million people residing within the basin boundary. The basin area stretches over 11 countries and, thus, making the Nile one of the most shared river basins in the world; it is one of the world’s five rivers that are shared by 9 to 11 countries. The Nile Basin stream flow patterns are influenced by the variations in climate and topography/altitude. The Blue Nile is highly seasonal with most of its flow occurring between July and September, while the White Nile flow is stable over the year. The Nile Basin, compared to other large river basins, has relatively low runoff coefficient. Water quality is generally influenced by human activities and urban areas and industrial activities are the main influencing factors.

The upper parts of the Nile Basin are characterized by mountain ranges and steep slopes. In the middle reaches there are large plateau regions, while the lower parts have wide flood plains and ultimately the huge Nile Delta.

The Nile basin has such a huge size, diversity in climate, complexity of hydrology, potentially diverse user needs, and experiences extreme events including droughts, floods. The Nile Basin river flow forecast system is expected to comprise a number of different approaches, models and system components. It is also about providing information about volume of stream flow that can be expected at a particular point in the river network of a basin in advance. The lead time could range from few days to seasons. The forecast system will have a web-interface so that the forecast information is easily disseminated through the NBI Integrated Knowledge Portal.

The river flow forecasting of the NB will be used for operational decision making. It shall help managing the releases from water storage facilities thereby conserve water; improve planning decisions on cropping; improve safety of water infrastructure, and provides opportunities to extract water during local flow peaks.

The Nile-SEC intends to employ the services of an individual consultant to support the development of the conceptual design of the forecast system based on user needs. This document presents the terms of reference for an individual consultant that will be contracted by Nile-SEC to support in user needs assessment and development of the conceptual design.

3. Objective

The specific objective of the consultancy is to establish user needs/requirements and develop design specifications of the Nile Basin short to long range river flow forecast system. This contributes to a higher level objective, i.e. to ensure that the forecast system meets user needs for long term practical use by the target users.

4. Approach

The forecast system is planned to be developed in two stages. First, in the preparatory phase, the user needs shall be established and a conceptual design of the system developed. Second, following the completion of the preparatory phase, after validation of user needs and the conceptual design, the full forecast system shall be developed.

The river flow forecast system shall be developed on based available and proven technologies adapted to the Nile Basin. Further, it shall be developed integrating data and information inputs that are expected to be available over long term to avoid disruption of the forecast generation duet to interruption of data services from third parties.

5. Scope of work

The scope of work shall include all data/information collection, consultation with relevant stakeholders, analysis and development of the conceptual design of the river flow forecast system. The tasks of the consultant include, but not limited, to the following:

a) Work Package 1: Review of available forecast systems

· Review the concept note on Nile Basin river flow forecast system prepared by Nile-Sec to understand the rationale and scope of the river flow forecast System. Refine the concept note based on discussion with Nile-SEC to ensure the concept note remains up to date and integrates most recent information on river flow forecast system development. The concept note shall be used for communication of the concept, development process and uses of the forecast system with potential users.

· Prepare technical background document on worldwide available and uses of short – range (up to 10 days lead time) and medium to long range (season) river flow forecast systems. As part of this task, the consultant shall first develop a typology of river flow forecast systems taking in to account key factors, such as technologies used, data needs, flexibility, forecast information they generate, lead time. The background document will be used to inform selection of approaches, methods and components for the Nile Basin river flow forecast system. The document should provide comparative analyses on the advantages and disadvantages of the available river flow forecast systems, and data needs and availability. It should also consider the challenges and gaps, and what need to take into account. The consultant shall submit the background document, improve based on client feedbacks and resubmit final version.

· Prepare a survey questionnaire to gather information on current practices in the Nile Basin countries in the use of river flow forecast systems. The questionnaire shall be discussed together with Nile-SEC and, when finalized, shall be used to document types of river flow forecasting approaches and technologies used in Nile Basin countries and NBI centers (ENTRO and NELSAP-CU).

· Administer the survey together with Nile-SEC (Nile-SEC shall support in identification and communication of national stakeholders), compile and analyze the information collected and develop the baseline assessment report on use of river flow forecast system in Nile Basin countries and NBI centers. Nile basin specific limitations and operational conditions shall be defined and considered.

b) Work Package 2: User Needs assessment

The river flow forecast system shall be developed to meet user expectations and needs. In this regard, establishing the user needs is the key building blocks of the process for the development of the forecast system. The consultant shall be responsible for designing appropriate process (questionnaire, user engagement format, etc) for gathering user needs and development of the user requirement specs to be used to drive the design of the forecast system. Key tasks are:

· Prepare questionnaire/template for gathering user needs/requirements;

· Assist client in planning the regional needs assessment workshop, including setting agenda, workshop concept note, facilitating discussions and documenting discussion outcomes;

· Carry out a structured user needs assessment during the workshop; document the user needs and validate with the users during workshop;

· Ensure proper consolidation and integration of the user needs and requirements, for various spatial and temporal scales, with deep understanding of the related water management functions;

· After the workshop, develop a user needs/requirements specs doc and submit the same to client. The consultant shall refine the needs/requirements specs doc to the client accommodating the client’s comments.

c) Work Package 3: Conceptual design and terms of reference

· Based on the user needs specs determined above, the consultant shall prepare a conceptual design of the forecast system. The conceptual design shall be reviewed by the client and stakeholders. The consultant shall improve the conceptual design to reflect feedbacks from the client and its stakeholders. The design shall include, at a minimum, the following:

· Detailed description of the types of uses for which the forecast system that shall employed for.

· Overall architecture of the forecast system: taking into account the user needs and the specific characteristics of the various identified uses of the system, the architecture shall elaborate the functional design of the forecast system. The Nile Basin may have different forecast systems (e.g. multi-functionality system) depending on the sub-basins need. The consultant shall provide expert opinion on the best system design that meets the wide range of requirements.

· Description of the components of forecast system; with sufficient technical details

· Design specifications for the river flow forecasting system based on international standard.

· Description of specification of data inputs and sources of data

· Other elements of the conceptual design as identified early in the assignment.

· Work the client to develop a work flow and plan for establishing a new river forecasting system.

· The consultant shall prepare detailed terms of reference for the development of river flow forecast system which must include the scope of work, budget and the deliverables and their timing.

How to apply:

Interested qualified individual Consultants are advised to download the full Terms of Reference for this assignment from http://nilebasin.org/index.php/consultancies and to submit the following as part of their application.

  • Their most recent CV
  • A 2 page technical proposal elaborating their technical approach, methodology and work plan for carrying out the assignment
  • A financial proposal

iApplications addressed to the Executive Director shouls be sent to watervacancy@nilebasin.org with a copy to embonye@nilebasin.org not later than 30th May 2018 at 1700 EAT clearly indicating the title of this assignment in the subject of the mail.

Senior Operations & Administration Officer UK NGO Jobs – Farm Africa

Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance & Administration Coordinator
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement.
Job Summary: The Senior Operations & Administration Officer will be responsible for providing a high standard of operational and administrative support to Farm Africa’s country office and project teams in Uganda. Farm Africa has a rapidly growing project portfolio in Uganda, and the post-holder will play a lead role in supporting the country office and field offices in areas including procurement, logistics, security management, IT, finance and facilities management. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Country office in Kampala, where they will report to the Finance & Administration Coordinator. In addition, they will be required to travel to field offices on a regular basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Procurement
  • With support from the Finance & Administration Coordinator (FAC) lead the procurement process for new projects starting up in Uganda
  • Provide ongoing procurement support to project teams, particularly with regards to items that need to be sourced from Kampala
  • Create and maintain a list of pre-authorised suppliers for Uganda Country Office (UCO)
Assets and Insurance
  • Create a maintain a database of all Farm Africa vehicles and motorbikes in Uganda, and ensure that they are comprehensively insured at all times
  • With oversight from the FAC, take day to day responsibility for keeping health, workers compensation and all risks insurance policies up to date – adding new staff and assets as required
  • Maintain UCO asset register, and keep an up-to-date record of asset registers for each project office
  • Work closely with field teams to ensure that fuel tracking and analysis reports are prepared and shared on a monthly basis
Administration & Logistics
  • Provide general practical administrative support to facilitate the efficient running of the UCO
  • Organise hotels and transport for visitors
  • Provide support with recruitment, including organising interviews, facilitating tests and collecting references and certificates
  • Provide wide-ranging administrative and practical support to the Country Director & FAC as reasonably required
  • Coordinate the process of renewing NGO certificates and work permits for oversea staffs
  • Work closely with field offices to improve and streamline systems, processes and policies
  • Maintain high standard of filling systems at UCO
  • Responsible for facilities management of UCO
  • Ensure that security policies, protocols and procedures are disseminated to all country offices and operationalised
  • Oversee the procurement of and contracting of security companies where required – both in Kampala and for field offices
  • Share relevant security and incident reports with field staff as appropriate
  • Ensure that all staff members, visitors and properties are safe and well protected
IT Support
  • Procurement of laptops and other related equipment for all FA staff in Uganda
  • Ensure that all new laptops are fully configured with relevant software downloaded
  • Act as first point of contact for IT enquires from field staff
Information Management
  • Play a lead role in promoting the use of information sharing systems such as Yammer and SharePoint within the Uganda team
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of reporting deadlines for all Uganda projects, proactively coordinating the process to ensure timely submission
  • Ensure that all key documents for Farm Africa Uganda are correctly stored on SharePoint
  • Collate and maintain accurate leave and absence records for all Farm Africa Uganda staff
Finance Support
  • Manage petty cash for the UCO
  • Conduct monthly petty cash reconciliations
  • Act as a bank agent
  • Responsible for filing hard and soft copies of financial documents including invoices, payment confirmations and receipts

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Senior Operations & Administration Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years’ experience of providing administrative and/or logistical support within a busy office
  • Excellent IT skills, with the ability to pick up new software and programmes quickly
  • Experience of information management and using Microsoft Excel or Access to manage and store data
  • Experience of leading or supporting procurements of both high and low value items
  • Excellent organisational skills, with demonstrable ability to establish systems and processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Honesty and Integrity
Desirable:
  • Working for an INGO
  • Experience of HR administration
  • Experience of managing office facilities
  • Experience of coordinating logistics and travel within Uganda and the region
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including ‘Senior Operations & Administration Officer in the subject line.
NB: Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the interview process.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 18th June2018 at Farm Africa’s country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 5th June 2018 by 5.00pm EAT


Fresh Graduate Jobs – Graduate Trainee (Programmer) – Crystal Clear Software Ltd.

Organisation: Crystal Clear Software Ltd.
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Net Monthly Salary UGX 400,000/= with chance of recruitment as full time staff after 1 year
Crystal Clear Software Ltd. specializes in the development, marketing, sales, training and support of a micro-finance software product called “Loan Performer”.
Job Summary: The Graduate Trainee (Programmer) will primarily maintain Loan Performer source code
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Write source code according to specifications
·         Debug source code and write corrections.
·         Report on progress made

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Graduate Trainee (Programmer) must hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or the equivalent from a recognized university
·         No experience is required
·         Able to develop software
·         Passionate about software development
·         Good communication skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters via email to: hro@ccs.co.ug or bring hardcopies to Crystal Clear Software Ltd, 3rd Floor King Fahd Plaza, 52 Kampala Rd, Kampala. Tel: 0414-231739.
Deadline: 10th June 2018



Director TV & Radio Services Employment Opportunity – Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)


Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was founded as a result of the “Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004”, which merged the operations of Uganda Television (UTV) and Radio Uganda. It started broadcasting on November 16, 2005.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Director TV & Radio Services job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Mass Communication, Journalism, Public relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, Broadcasting and any other related field.
  • Postgraduate degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and any other related or Management Qualification is a must.
  • Specialized training in Radio and Television Production.
  • Ten years’ experience in Broadcast operations of which 6 years must have been at supervisory level in a reputable organization.
How to Apply: 
If you believe you have the above skills and experience and desire to join the UBC in the aforementioned capacity, please apply by sending a detailed C.V, copies of certified testimonials addressed to: Managing Director, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast House, Plot 17-19 Nile Avenue, P.O. Box 2038, Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Please clearly indicate position title on the envelope. The applications should be delivered to the Recruitment Secretariat at the UBC Administration Block.



2 Mechanical Engineer Job Placements – Eskom


Organization: Eskom
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reference Number: MECENG/2018/05
Eskom Uganda Limited is a subsidiary company of Eskom Enterprises based in South Africa. Our business is operating and maintaining Nalubaale and Kiira hydroelectric Power Stations. Their mission is to be the “Centre of Excellence in Power Concession Management.”
Job Summary: The Mechanical Engineer will provide engineering designs, asset care and technical solutions
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Execution of design work by:
·         Participating and contributing in design work with stakeholders by providing technical inputs, user requirement specifications and costing.
·         Perform design analysis on design alternatives to aid design decisions.
Contribution to the integrity of the asset base:
·         Developing life cycle plans for the systems responsible for.
·         Formulate maintenance strategies for the system responsible for and ensure that they are updated as required.
·         Provide solutions to engineering problems by analysing trends and root causes in order to propose new procedures or modifications.
·         Make recommendations on reducing technical risks, improve asset reliability through plant health assessments, trending of incidents, analysis of data and monitoring plant.
·         Identify and propose plant modifications and upgrades.
Performs technical studies by:
·         Conducting project feasibility studies and scoping of projects.
·         Initiating areas of research and participate in research to identify prospective solutions to business challenges
·         Consults on discipline related issues by addressing quires of technical matters from stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Eskom Electrical Engineer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
·         Registered Engineer with the Uganda Engineers Registration Board
·         Three years of engineering experience in electricity power generation
·         Integrity
·         Results driven
·         Innovative
·         Safety consciousness
·         Power plant systems and technology knowledge
·         Design codes and standards
·         Technical problem solving skills.
·         Analytical skills
·         Communication and presentation skills
·         Technical report writing and knowledge on industrial safety standards
·         Leadership
·         Good inter personal skills and a team player
·         Coaching and mentorship
·         Project management skills
·         Technical problem solving skills.
·         Plant life cycle planning skills
·         Negotiation skills
·         Visual acuity,
·         Colour vision and distinction
·         Eye/hand/feet coordination
·         Physical strength
·         Agility
·         Hearing
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested are encouraged to send their application letters, copies of academic certificates and updated CVs including three professional referees electronically addressed to;
The Human Resources Manager,
Eskom Uganda Limited (EUL),
Nalubaale Power Station,
P.O. Box 942, Jinja, Uganda
Deadline: 31st May 2018