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Research Officer Dutch Embassy Jobs – Wageningen UR Uganda

Organisation: Wageningen UR Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Wageningen UR Uganda Ltd works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development. Wageningen UR Uganda is part of Wageningen University and Research, under the unit Centre for Development Innovation. Wageningen UR Uganda is implementing a 4-year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed. The project is implemented in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.
Job Summary: The Research Officer will support the Chief of party in the day-to-day coordination of the research project, safe-guarding scientific rigor, liaising with key stakeholders and provide (maize) agronomic knowledge on farming systems and climate smart agriculture.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the Chief of Party to prepare a detailed work plan for the research project to collect, analyse, and present data to evaluate performance tools and experiments and informed decision-making on the planned experiments
  • Geographically map maize varieties and traits of these varieties for drought resistance using variety release data, past performance and possibly trials and review performance in these zones
  • Collect qualitative data on agronomy, climate smart agriculture, production risks, post-harvest handling and losses, storage for maize and farming systems, gender disaggregated.
  • Map maize value chain actors and available quality grading for maize produce (literature review, linking with existing projects, and traders)
  • Map existing agricultural insurance products and organizations that are active in the agricultural insurance sector
  • Engage with seed companies that are interested to participate in the research project
  • Engage with organizations that are interested to provide insurance products to smallholder farmers
  • When relevant conduct trials/demos in collaboration with participating organizations
  • Liaise with the CIMMYT-DTMASS project, seed companies, Makerere University and others on agreed action plans and share progress of the research and other related information with the stakeholders
  • Organize and provide logistic support for all research data collection activities
  • Support MSc students conducting research
  • Write monthly and quarterly updates and annual reports
  • Contribute to the design and conducting surveys and special studies across the zones to and supervise field data collection.
  • Collaborate with Coordinators and zonal experts in conducting spot checking and routine monitoring especially during the time that surveys and other research activities are ongoing.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of data collection tools to be used for the research project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agronomy / crop science with experience in the agricultural sector
  • At least five years’ relevant maize agronomic work experience
  • Technical experience in managing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Proven interest in conducting agricultural related research
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills directly related to the work in the seed and/or maize sector, including excellent writing skills;
  • Capacity to produce high quality reports
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in word processing, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, internet use
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team, excellent interpersonal skills, analytical and attentive to detail;
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Uganda;
  • Experience in climate smart agriculture, social inclusion and gender is a strong added benefit
  • Previous experience in the Uganda seed sector is an added benefit.
How to Apply:
All suitably and qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs (max. 6 pages) to
NB: DO NOT attach certificates or academic qualification.
Deadline: 4th March 2018

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Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Insurers Association (UIA)

Organization: Uganda Insurers Association (UIA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Committee of the Association
Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) was founded in 1965 by insurance companies to promote the development and expansion of sound insurance and reinsurance activities in Uganda. UIA works to advance the interests of insurance and reinsurance companies by adopting a common strategy that encourages and promotes close cooperation, the exchange of business among members, builds on knowledge through research, influences the enactment of favorable legislation and represents the views of the membership to Government, quasi-government and private bodies.
Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for planning, direction, supervision and control of:-
  • Activities assigned to the Secretariat for purposes of meeting the obligations of the Association as provided by its Constitution and bye- laws.
  • Qualitative and quantitative goals and objectives established by the Executive Committee.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, recommend and implement policies, plans, budgets and control systems designed to achieve the Association’s objectives and priorities as specified by the Executive Committee.
  • Implement the approved organization structure, personnel policies and the operational and financial control and reporting systems;
  • Provide strategic leadership, guidance and supervision to Secretariat staff to enable timely and effective accomplishment of approved Association’s action programmes and budgets in order to achieve the Association’s objectives.
  • Periodically prepare operating and financial reports as feedback arising from Executive Committee approved policies, activity programs and instructions delegated to the Secretariat for action.
  • Maintain high level contacts at Policy and Chief Executive Officer level with national, regional and international public and private organizations to ensure effective achievement of the objectives of the Association.
  • Prepare and submit for Executive Committee consideration and approval, audited accounts and annual reports.
  • Draw up annual training and development programmes for staff based on performance appraisal outcomes.
  • Recommend staff actions to the Executive Committee regarding recruitment, promotions, disciplinary action, salary increases, reassignment, termination, etc. in accordance with the existing staff terms and conditions of service.
  • Co-ordinate the membership of the Association, promote public relations and networking with other organizations whose activities interface with those of the Association
  • Mobilize resources for funding of the Association’s activities in consultation with the Executive Committee and as provided for by the Constitution and Bye-Laws of the Association
  • Organize and prepare for General Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and implement decisions and resolutions taken.
  • Guide and actively participate in the lobby and advocacy with relevant Ministries, Authorities and stakeholders for interventions necessary to the growth and development of the insurance market
  • Supervise the efficient and effective delivery/provision of all support services and facilities required for the proper running of the Secretariat and the Executive Committee.
  • And effect all related duties connected to those herein above stated and as assigned by the Executive Committee from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Degree in Law, Insurance, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, Finance and Banking or its equivalent in related fields. A post graduate or insurance professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Five years of experience in a management position preferably in the private sector.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic and relevant certificates plus contact addresses of three professional referees (including e-mail and day time telephone contacts) to:
The Hon. Secretary,
Uganda Insurers Association
Plot 24A, Acacia Avenue – Kololo
P.O. Box 8912, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 2nd March 2018 by 5:00pm

Fresher UN Best Interest Determination (BID) Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS-LICA-BID (002)
Vacancy Notice: UNHCR/UGANDA/LICA/002/2018
Reports to: Administrative/Finance Associate Assistant
Duty Station: Kyangwali, Uganda
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Best Interest Determination (BID) Associatewill greatly enhance the ability of UNHCR to ensure that this casework is done in an expedited manner. BID Management Overall BID co-ordination and management in Kampala is a Child Protection activity, under the overall supervision of the Senior Protection Officer (Community Based) Yoko Iwasa, and the direct supervision of the ICMC BID Specialist in Kampala. The ICMC BID Specialist based in Kampala will coordinate and monitor BID activities in Kampala. The ICMC BID Specialist will support the Units with all activities including reviewing of BID reports, case management and follow up and convening of the BID panel.The BID Associate will present his/her cases in front of the BID panel, which meets on a monthly basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct BID casework including:
  • Conduct interviews with refugee children and other members of the family to determine the best interest of the child and complete Best Interest Determination (BID) and, when appropriate, Best Interest Assessment (BIA) reports.
  • Conduct home visits with refugee families as part of the BID process.
  • Provide counselling to refugees, explaining the BID and BIA processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes.
  • The incumbent will also ensure proper monitoring and followup of cases including updating proGres database and any internal monitoring and tracking systems are regularly updated with the necessary events.
  • Implement Child Protection policies, BID and BIA procedures, and existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from respective Community Service, Protection and Resettlement colleagues.
  • Work closely with relevant child protection partners to include all the information available on the child in the BID report;
  • Generate BID forms from proGres;
  • Ensure that BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR protection principles as well as best international practice.
  • Present cases and attend BID panels on a monthly basis;
  • Conduct additional assessment on BID cases as per recommendation by the BID panel;
  • Prepare BID Addendum for BIDs which were completed more than one year ago;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports;
Key Performance Indicators: The BID Associate will be required to prepare monthly quantitative progress reports during the assignment. A final report covering the entire period of his/her assignment is compulsory. The report shall contain a description of activities and the data collected regarding of cases referred, number of BIDs and BIA conducted, number of BIDs presented to BID panels, number of deferred BID cases and any follow ups on case management that may have been carried out by the BID Associate.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR  Best Interest Determination (BID) Associate job vacancy should possess an academic degree in relevant area (e.g. social work, child development, social science, education, public administration etc.);
  • At least two years of related work experience in relevant work area (e.g. as a social worker, child counsellor, community development worker, educator, conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with family reunification, working with refugees in a resettlement context etc.);
  • Excellent drafting skills in English is required. French and Swahili would be a great asset.
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by UNHCRs principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Broad knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination and resettlement as well as UNHCR Best Interest Determination Guidelines.
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights and community based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially child interviewing skills highly desirable.
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of mental and physical development of children as well as International Convention on Child Rights.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;
  • Experience giving advice on resettlement guidelines / policy highly desirable;
  • Experience in the area of refugee resettlement conducting refugee resettlement assessments and submissions highly desirable.
  • Broad knowledge and awareness of the importance of preventing fraud and ways to mitigate risks.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018

Cost Control Engineer Oil & Gas Jobs – CNOOC Uganda Limited

Organization: CNOOC Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
CNOOC Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is a major national oil company in China. CNOOC Uganda limited is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas. China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) specializes in offshore upstream exploration and production.
Job Summary: The Cost Control Engineer will be responsible for cost control during the project phases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Execute all cost control aspects of the project.
  • Establish the project cost management system including preparation and maintenance of the project cost break-down structure in liaison with the appropriate functions managers.
  • Develop project cost estimates including additional scope and/or variations.
  • Maintain the cost trend register and preparation of monthly forecasts and variance logs.
  • Collect and arrange construction cost data, and establish a sound expense filing system and database.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely project cost reports, verifying cost performance against plan, and identifying areas of potential budget overrun and implementing corrective action.
  • Support internal and partners’ project cost review and approval processes.
  • Proactively identify issues that could affect project costs, perform project cost risk analysis and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Support the preparation of resource/man-hour plans for the project.
  • Produce and maintain annual budget cost estimates submitted for annual work program.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the CNOOC Uganda Cost Control Engineer job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, Project management, Finance or related field.
  • Three years of experience working in developing detailed cost reports and estimates.
  • Broad knowledge of advanced international project management and finance.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of project accounting and cost control processes and software.
  • Good skills of the office software especially Excel.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding oil & gas engineering.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and application letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: Please DO NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.
Deadline: 26th February 2018

Fresher Information Technology (IT) Assistant Job Opportunities – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.
Job Summary:  The Information Technology (IT) Assistant will provide technical software, hardware and network problem hands-on resolution to all computer users by performing question/problem diagnosis and guiding users through step-by-step solutions; clearly communicate technical solutions in a user-friendly, professional manner; provide one-on-one end-user training as needed; troubleshoot network/printer problems and be able to provide network solutions to more complex end-user problems; conduct hardware and software inventory database maintenance and reporting; and perform related work as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID RHITES-E Project Information Technology (IT) Assistant) job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • Two years’ experience in providing end-user phone support for current PC desktop and application software, installing, upgrading, troubleshooting and administering Windows versions of Microsoft Office Suite, and other IntraHealth standard software (e.g. Windows, MS Outlook, Chrome,) .
  • Knowledge of Desktop operating systems, various software applications and basic hardware for the PC; principles and theories of network systems and management; Internet technologies and products; basic understanding of electrical safety procedure.
  • Prior working experience in NGOs set up
  • Knowledge of eHealth systems such as DHIS2 & Open MRS is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure with limited supervision and take initiative.
  • Solid training skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service oriented outlook
  • Good team player.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references to this E-mail address:
Deadline: 2nd March 2018

Accounts Assistant World Bank DRDIP Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Funding Source: World Bank 
Project Name: Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Accountant
The Government of Uganda has received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which include; Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; Sustainable Environmental Management; Livelihoods Program; and Project Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.
Job Summary: The Accounts assistant will be a team player committed to effectively contribute to achieving the DRDIP goals particularly by supporting the finance unit to provide updates of budget execution. The incumbent will assist the Project Accountant in the preparation of Financial statements and other Financial documents in line with the agreed guidelines satisfactory to IDA and other participating stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and maintain all source documents and records relating to the project payment transactions and receipts
  • Maintain the DRDIP Cash book in the financial Accounting System (Sun) on a daily basis.
  • Prepare Bank reconciliations on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare and maintain the Fixed Assets register of the Project Assets.
  • Assist the Accountant in preparation for both External and Internal Audit Activities
  • Ensure timely payment of service providers, project activity allowances, salaries and any statutory deductions, promptly reporting any challenges in the payment system to the Project Coordinator.
  • Following up of staff accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding accountabilities.
  • Chronological filling of documents with adequate reference to ensure ease of retrieval
  • Proactively support the District DRDIP Project Focal Accountants Office
  • Assist the Accountant in preparation of financial statements and Interim Financial Reports within agreed time frames and in compliance with standard formats
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Bank DRDIP Project Accounts Assistant job opportunity should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a recognized University
  • Professional Course in Accountancy (level Il ACCA or CPA), is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years and above practical work experience in financial management or related accounting duties.
  • Experience in donor funded projects will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong writing, communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate including accounting packages and well versed in the use of excel
  • Age: 25 years and above
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road P. O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3,d Floor, Office of the Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00pm.

Programme Assistant UN Job Opportunities – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Organisation: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Representative
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations’ human rights efforts. We offer leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights.
Job Summary: The Programme Assistant provides programme support services ensuring quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The programme Assistant works in close cooperation with other OHCHR staff to exchange information and to support programme delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Substantive support to the implementation of the OHCHR country programme through:
  • Render support in the collection, analysis and reporting on human rights information
  • Assist in designing monitoring tools, indicators and collecting data
  • Participate with Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant Uganda authorities, opposition groups, civil society and other stakeholders for the purpose of information-gathering, advocacy and capacity-building
  • Record cases of human rights violations in the OHCHR database
  • Monitor trends of human rights violation on print and electronic media
  • Support reporting activities on donor contributions
  • Contribute to regular report on activities
Support specific OHCHR country programme activities relating to training and advocacy:
  • Responsible for the organization and administrative arrangements of training activities and workshops.
  • Identify, develop and prepare necessary information, advocacy and training materials.
Records and archives Management:
  • Provide advisory services to programme staff with the management of files
  • Establish a system for maintaining sensitive records of OHCHR

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Programme Assistant job opportunity should have completed Secondary Education – preferably with specialized certification in Programming or monitoring and evaluation
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience (programmatic and administrative) at the national or international level, preferably in the field of social sciences, human rights and development.
  • Previous experience in the use of computers and office software (MS Word, Excel and Power point) and in handling of web based information systems.
  • Language: Fluency in English, with good communications skills and drafting ability.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Ability to implement administrative policies/principles, preferably related to project/programme implementation. Affinity with budgeting and accounting. Knowledge of UN activities preferable. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Calm in stressful situations.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision, solicits input by genuinely valuing other’s ideas and expertise, is willing to learn from others. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience, demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 1st March 2018

Senior Procurement Officer Job Placement – SolarNow

Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Manager
About SolarNow:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 47 branches throughout Uganda, 12 more branches in Kenya, and employs over 800 people.
Job Summary: The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the timely procurement of goods and services for SolarNow Services Uganda, ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality. All purchases shall be in accordance with Solar Now standard practices and all state laws. The incumbent will promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaison with the external supplier community and SN departments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supplier Identification:
  • Find and review potential suppliers of stock items to be bought locally and internationally to ensure quality products from suppliers under good terms, e.g. Credit. and present your review in a structured report to enable effective decision making.
  • Procurement Projects: Review opportunities for improving Procurement, such as changing local supplier or moving to bulk purchase of an item
Stock Management:
  • Forecasting: Review and understand past and future stock movements at SolarNow, through which you work on accurate forecasting of order requirements for products sourced internationally.
  • Payment Planning: You review order requirements to enable accurate cash requirement planning across months, you further ensure that cash requirement is within constraints given by finance
Order Management:
  • Overview: Track all orders made against key requirements set in the order overview to enable accurate tracking of orders and supplier management. You identify key trends in the data tracked and share ideas with your manager for improvements.
  • Order Placement: Get quotations from suppliers for orders, based on the forecast, and ensure accurate paperwork to place orders within a risk free Procurement environment.
  • Order Production, Inspection and Shipping: You work with the supplier and chosen shipping agents to ensure no delays and correct paperwork during the order process.
  • Review of shipping in a structured report to enable effective decision making. Use the information from shipping reports to actively identify alternatives
Management and Coaching.
  • Reporting: Prepare weekly report on time to enable accurate tracking of your work and the Procurement team
  • Quality Assurance: Review work done by Junior Officers to ensure it meets requirements.
  • Performance Monitoring: Track and review the performance of Junior Officers to ensure optimal team performance
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Support the development of Junior Officers through

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree in Bachelors in Procurement and supply Chain management, Procurement and Logistics or similar field.
  • Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation is a must.
  • Client/Customer Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Listening Skills
  • Organizing/planning ability
  • Personal work ethic
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Integrity
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team work and relation building ability
  • Excellent communication skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to with their updated CVs (no other documents).
Deadline: 2nd March 2018

No Experience Finance and Administration Assistant ABSYR Jobs – ICCO Cooperation

Organisation: ICCO Cooperation
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Program Coordinator ABSYR
About ICCO:
ICCO was established in 1964 and became a cooperation in 2012. The founding members of ICCO Cooperation are Edukans, the Protestant Church of The Netherlands (Kerk in Actie) and the association Prisma. Within a coherent programmatic framework, ICCO Cooperation offers worldwide financial support, lobby and brokerage services to local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, churches, and networks that work on sustainable economic development, democracy and peace, access to basic services, food security and climate mitigation. ICCO Cooperation seeks to end poverty and injustice and who are committed to creating a world where people can live in dignity and security.
About ABSYR Program:
The Agri-Business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context (ABSYR) program is a three year program aimed to increase the socio-economic well-being of youth in Yumbe district (refugees and host community) through skilling in agriculture, agribusiness and life skills. The program is carried out in a consortium with two other INGOs (ZOA and War Child Holland) and led by ICCO Cooperation. Apart from the overall management, ICCO will be responsible for the formation of youth into successful cooperatives or producer organizations and building private sector linkages for value chain support and coaching.
Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Assistant is responsible for preparing all the supporting documents of payments after verification and submitting them for approval and support the administrative tasks as described in these responsibilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Finance Support:
  • Act as a bank agent
  • Support the finance department by delivering and withdrawal of Cheques
  • Deposit all cash.
  • Responsible to collect the couriers from the bank,
  • Maintain mobile money for transactions where no bank is available
  • Daily checkout of cash transactions and reports weekly to the Program Coordinator and Finance Manager for verification and approval.
  • Keep records of office expenses up to date for weekly verification.
  • In charge of finance documents and ensuring they are in safe custody and easily accessible by finance team.
Payment and document processing
  • Adequate classifications of Finance documents.
  • Receipt and registration of invoices to pay.
  • Prepare supporting documents for payment of invoices by cheque and transfer order.
  • Tasked with the verification of supporting documents for cash expenditures.
  • Numbering of accounting documents (Bank/cash payments)
  • Booking monthly financial reports into all solutions system after verification
  • Issue travel advances to staff.
  • Monitors the reconciliation of travel advances &accountabilities and submit to the Finance officer for review
Petty Cash Management:
  • In charge of keeping petty cash and issuing it as approved by authorized personnel.
  • Count Petty cash on a monthly basis in presence of the Project Coordinator
  • Summarize and report all petty cash vouchers
  • Carry out stock management including local procurement following OCCO’s procurement manual and guidelines
  • Work with administrator to develop and maintain a property tracking system for all equipment and ensure that they are listed in the inventory.
  • Track monthly vehicles’ fuel consumption and provide a detailed table
Key Result Areas:
  • Finance Support
  • Payment and document
  • Petty Cash Management
  • Administration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Finance and Administration Assistant job must hold a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Administration or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge of computer and accounting software;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and communication, including intercultural communication;
  • Excellent language skills in English;
  • Stress management and ability to multitask;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • A good team player.
Personal Competencies:
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and result driven
  • Being an open and reliable person with high integrity
  • Keen attention to detail
  • A good team player
  • Ability to connect with people of different backgrounds
  • Ability to transfer skills
  • Affinity with ICCO’s values and operating principles
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs of not more than 3 pages, a motivational letter and contact details of 3 professional referees to as only email applications shall be considered and no email should exceed 2MB. All applications should be clearly marked: “Finance and Administration Assistant ABSYR”
Deadline: 2nd March 2018

Early Generation Seed (EGS) and Policy Coordinator Dutch Embassy Project Jobs – Wageningen UR Uganda

Organisation: Wageningen UR Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Wageningen UR Uganda Ltd works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development. Wageningen UR Uganda is part of Wageningen University and Research, under the unit Centre for Development Innovation. Wageningen UR Uganda is implementing a 4 year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed. The project is implemented in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.
Job Summary: The Early Generation Seed (EGS) and Policy Coordinator will support innovative and new ways to address bottlenecks in the EGS system and seed sector policy environment. The coordinator will report to the Chief of Party and work in close collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party, NARO holding Ltd Foundation Seed Unit manager, NARO Sec, breeders, and NSCS on improving the EGS system. The ISSD Plus project works with NARO on coordination of production and marketing of foundation seed of legumes and other selected crops; pilot a pre-booking system and a tractability system that will track quantities and quality of foundation seed produced. In addition, the project will also support some decentralised foundation seed production as a business (provide business support) and work with Local Seed Businesses to produce and market foundation seed for selected crops. The coordinator is responsible for operationalising outcome 3 of the ISSD plus project: increasing access to quality early generation seed. The coordinator will also support and strengthen seed sector stakeholders’ governance and facilitate public-private sector collaboration to enhance seed quality assurance systems and operationalisation of the QDS system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Early generation seed
  • Together with Chief Of Party and business consultant work with NARO to establish sustainable EGS production solutions
  • Support the development of a tracing system for EGS production and sale
  • Support the development of an external quality control system for EGS production
  • Development of a pre-order and advance system for EGS
  • Track production figures of EGS and compile seasonal report
  • Set up and monitor initiatives with ZARDIs and LSBs to produce and market foundation seed
  • Support and mobilise the initiatives towards increased access to and availability of foundation seed at zonal and national level
  • Prepare annual and quarterly works plans for component 3 of the ISSD Plus project and prepare quarterly and annual reports on progress towards achieving outcomes, outputs and activities.
Public sector and policy coordination
  • Organization of national seed sector stakeholder meetings
  • Support public sector organisations to increase their effectiveness and efficiency in specific supportive tasks in the seed value chain;
  • Support the development and implementation of diversified seed quality assurance mechanisms (registration, accreditation, certification, quality declared seed);
  • Support awareness raising and capacity building on the implementation of seed regulations at national and zonal level;
  • Closely collaborate with MAAIF (NSCS, NARO, etc.) in the development of innovative approaches supporting public- private partnerships in seed sector development;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in crop sciences preferable with an orientation towards seed science
  • A combination of Degree in crop Science and MBA is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ work experience in the seed sector in Uganda
  • Three years’ experience working with or in collaboration with NARO on early generation seed provision
  • Proven ability to understand business principles and (local) seed business operations
  • Demonstrated ability in stakeholder management (across different levels) and working with small-scale farmers
  • Affinity with capacity development and institutional change processes;
  • A strong interest in linking theory with policy and practice;
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Computer literate, excellent in word processing, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, internet use, website content management systems and statistical packages
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team, excellent interpersonal skills, analytical and attentive to detail
  • Ability to analyse issues and problems systematically, gather broad and balanced input, draw sound conclusions and translate them in monitoring strategies and documentation
  • Willingness to travel widely within the country.
  • Ugandan nationality
How to Apply:
All suitably and qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs (max. 6 pages) to
NB: DO NOT attach certificates or academic qualification.
Deadline: 4th March 2018