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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.



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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



Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator NGO Job Placements – Plan International


Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Manager – Child Protection
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components of Plan International Uganda’s emergency response. S/he will need to coordinate with other Emergency Response team members and Plan International Uganda staff, especially in implementation management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assessment
·         Provide sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment
·         Carry out initial rapid assessment of current situation in collaboration with local specialists and affected population; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources
·         Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency (including, but not limited to- depending on the context – the forms of violence, exploitation and abuse in relation to sexual violence, HIV/Aids, children associated with fighting forces, separated children, child trafficking and other relevant circumstances affecting child vulnerability to violence, exploitation and abuse)
·         Highlight protection issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific Plan International actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
·         Represent Plan International Uganda to child and other protection clusters, stakeholders and
·         Governmental and non – Governmental agencies for the purposes of the protection aspects of the assessment.
·         Assess in – country resources, human, material and financial for response with relevant staff and agencies and assist in capacity building of national staff.
·         Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.
Program Design
·         Define aims and objectives of the overall child protection programme.
·         Work in close collaboration with national and International Child Protection actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting a child protection specific 3Ws.
·         Work in close collaboration with Child Protection actors, develop a realistic evidence – based, Child Protection program plan, including both programmatic and advocacy activities (results oriented).
·         Design most appropriate child protection interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
·         Ensure that issues of gender, education, DBR and conflict sensitivity are factored into the programme design.
·         Ensure Plan International guidelines and UN Child Protection cluster standards are considered and any departures documented.
·         Work in close collaboration with other programmes specialists to ensure that emergency interventions build upon each other and link in to longer term programming.
·         Develop a Child Protection Programme plan, concept papers and proposals in respect of the above.
Response Management and Implementation
·         Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non – governmental.
·         Provide technical guidance to Plan International Uganda for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance (legal and social) to vulnerable children and their families.
·         Make frequent field visits to all affected response areas to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training or other.
·         Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for child protection interventions.
·         Support the monitoring and reporting of child protection concerns and violations of child rights commitments embodied in the UNCRC, resolution 1612 and other legal instruments.
·         Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.
Response Reporting & Evaluation
·         Evaluate the implementation of Plan International Child Protection activities and draft recommendations for improved programme design.
·         Draft child protection interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response for both donor and internal purposes.
Information and Co –ordination
·         Provide regular updates to Emergency Response Manager and emergency team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
·         Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s)
·         Represent Plan International Uganda and non – governmental groups as needed and agreed with the team leader.
·         Render support in the implementation of and represent Plan International Uganda in child protection coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
·         Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
Human Resources and Administration: Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan International Uganda staff, partners and other key stakeholders on child protection and/or related issues.
Key Result Areas:  
·         Support establishment or strengthening of networks with KCCA, government line departments / ministries, international bodies and groups plus other stakeholders at City national and International levels.
·         Facilitate strategic linkages and collaborations with other departments in and outside Plan, local authorities, coalitions, and service providers to foster integration and ensure collaborated efforts for Safer Cities for Girls Global program in line with the project goal.
·         Project implementation planning and management in coordination with project implementing partners
·         Project budget and procurement management
·         Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
·         Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
·         Project risk management
·         Human resource management and development
·         Ensure Plan’s Safe guarding Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Plan International Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, International Law, Political Science or a related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
·         Previous experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness,  crisis/emergency relief management or other related areas. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset.
·         All protection specialists will have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC).
·         At least five years (of which at least 3 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection, humanitarian affairs, human rights and related fields.
·         Three to five years of humanitarian aid experience
·         Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
·         Knowledge of Plan International Uganda policies and procedures, sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO code of conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
·         Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International Uganda’s core values and humanitarian principles.
·         Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
·         Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self – assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
·         People skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
·         Communication skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate
·         clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan  International Uganda. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
·         Fluency in English
·         Multiple language skills desirable
·         Fluent with the local language specifically Lugbara Aringa, Dinka
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 1st June 2018



Uganda: Program Assistant – 01 Vacancy Based in Kotido (Open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 25 May 2018

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps drives high quality, analytical work in tough places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently manage a breadth of programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions with funding from a basket of donors. We partner with a range of private, public and civil society actors to systemically broaden opportunity for people across northern Uganda.

The USAID’s Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja is a two-year Conflict Management and Mitigation Project that will apply a people-to-people peace building approach to enhance the capacity of institutional structures to address underlying social, economic, ecological, and governance issues at risk of fueling conflict in Karamoja Sub-region. The project will be implemented in Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, and Moroto. The Program Assistant will directly work with the program staff based in Moroto and will work with both management and Program staff in Karamoja to ensure activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality.

Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting in the implementation of the Project at the community level. S/he will be in constant contact with stake holders and targeted communities to ensure full participation and implementation. The Program Assistant will keep informed of conflict and political dynamics on management on appropriate strategic positioning. S/he will regularly represent Mercycorps at coordination meetings and play a role in donor outreach.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Prepare paper work for trainings and workshops related to the Project;

· Submit reports as specific events, field trips and meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps;

· Participate in the partners’ community meetings/activities and report to the Manager;

· In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize the project approaches and methodologies.

· Prepare weekly movement plans and submit to Logistics team;

· Support the team in filing program documents;

· Write reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required.

· Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission

· Visit project sites regularly to provide appropriate technical assistance, monitor and oversee activities.

· Participate in peace and conflict-related coordination meetings and professionally represent Mercy Corps in these meetings;

· Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least a Diploma in conflict management/peace building or another social science.
  • Three years’ experience managing conflict management or other capacity building related projects preferably with NGOS.

· Work experience with stakeholders including the private sector, government, youth and women groups.

· Work experience in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.

  • Skills to successfully communicate and initiate and maintain positive relationships with beneficiary’s community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Experience or working in Karamoja region, with strong contextual knowledge of Karamoja cultures.
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft applications.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote locations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts.

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your online application to the Senior HR and Legal Manager by clicking on the following link. https://www.fuzu.com/campaigns/program-assistant-01-vacancy-based-in-moroto-mercycorps. Clearly state your salary requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees 1 of whom should have been your direct supervisor), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 25th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

2 Entry Level Producer Radio Job Vacancies – 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) Producers Radio job placement must hold a Degree in Mass Communication or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in a fast moving radio.
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.



Uganda: Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) Project Manager

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

Background
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Yemen (EAY) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Tanzania and Yemen. The EAY Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.

The MMC is a leading source for independent and high quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration. Through the provision of credible evidence and expertise on mixed migration, the MMC aims to support agencies, policy makers and practitioners to make well-informed decisions, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to contribute to protection and assistance responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in the sector responding to mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights, protection and assistance.

The MMC is part of, and governed by DRC. While its institutional link to DRC ensures MMC’s work is grounded in operational reality, it acts as an independent source of data, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration for policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and the broader humanitarian sector. The position of the MMC does not necessarily reflect the position of DRC.

The MMC focuses on five core regions: Eastern Africa & Yemen, North Africa & Southern Mediterranean, West Africa, Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean and Asia. The 30 staff members of MMC are based in Geneva and Copenhagen and in its regional hubs Amman, Dakar, Nairobi, Tunis and Kabul, where it works in close cooperation with regional partners, stakeholders and donors. Through the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) 100 monitors are collecting data on mixed migration in over 20 countries across different migration routes globally, conducting over 10,000 in-depth interviews with refugees and migrants on the move annually.

Mixed Migration
Mixed migration refers to cross-border movements of people including refugees fleeing persecution and conflict, victims of trafficking and people seeking better lives and opportunities. Motivated to move by a multiplicity of factors, people in mixed flows have different legal statuses as well as a variety of vulnerabilities. Although entitled to protection under international human rights law, they are exposed to multiple rights violations along their journey. Those in mixed migration flows travel along similar routes, using similar means of travel – often travelling irregularly and wholly or partially assisted by migrant smugglers.

4Mi – Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative
MMC’s flagship data collection tool is the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi). Started in 2014, 4Mi is a field level, low-cost and continuous, data gathering mechanism focusing on those in mixed migration flows (and involved with mixed migration as ‘smugglers’/facilitators) along particular route of migration, in selected countries of origin and destination. The primary instrument has been the use of an in-depth questionnaire survey through the use of smart phone technology with cloud-based uploading of completed questionnaires in real time and location-tagged through GPS documentation.

The overall aim of 4Mi is to support an improved knowledge base for policy response and protection response to mixed migration. 4Mi data is used to inform research and analysis, policy development and programmatic responses. To increase understanding of realities on ground and protection gaps etc. and through this improve protection of those in mixed migration flows where increasing levels of abuse, neglect, hardship and death face men, women and children caught in mixed migration flows.

Key Responsibilities
The specific objectives of the Project Manager will be to lead and support the 4Mi programme run out of the MMC East Africa & Yemen, to establish a continually improved knowledge base for protection response to mixed migration and better inform public policy. However, this role will also advise the MMC global team on expansions and strengthening of 4Mi programming across the world. Some of the key activities will be as follows:

Daily 4Mi operations and staff management

  • To oversee the operations and management of the 4Mi project in the EAY region and outside regions (such as Southern Africa, North Africa and Europe), related to the flows from the Horn and East Africa (primarily flows from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia)
  • Management and daily supervision of the Nairobi-based team of 4Mi staff (currently: 2 ICT officers, 2 project officers)
  • Manage, together with the project team, a network of field monitors in different countries using digital technology to survey mixed migration.
  • To identify partners, key informants, contacts and other interlocutors critical to the success of this project and establish close working relations with relevant existing mixed migration-related agencies in different countries.
  • Monitor and responsibly manage the 4Mi budgets and ensure timely and regular donor reporting.
  • In coordination with the MMC Coordinator, maintain donor relations with 4Mi donors and expand the donor base for 4Mi East Africa.
  • Expand 4Mi project in EAY region and along major routes out of the region.

Analysis and presentation of 4Mi data

  • Lead on improving and revising the 4Mi programme and methodology (including, but not limited to, recruitment of monitors in the field, developing a training manual for monitors, defining geographical position of monitors, respondent selection and survey design) and, ensure the methodology of 4Mi is regularly reviewed with respect to increasing its reliability and voracity.
  • Ensure timely, regular updates of 4Mi data in infographics and mappings on the 4Mi website.

Lead a revision process of the 4Mi website

  • To manage and organize data and be adept at analysis and interpretation of data for use in infographics, website presentation as well as text analysis (for electronic and hard copy use)
  • Regular written analysis in short articles and longer research papers based on the data produced by 4Mi is an essential output of the 4Mi team: the project manager is expected to be able to perform well in this regard and manage others in the team also tasked to work in this area.
  • Present 4Mi data and outcomes at international conferences and keep abreast of new developments and ongoing debates on migration data.

About you
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead the country team. You enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the regional Programmes and building strong relationships with the regional team.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
  • Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • A master’s degree graduates with at least 5-7 years’ experience in an international context (with an NGO, an international organization or a research organization).
  • Proven record in analysis, survey methodology and design, and written or infographic based end product use of data gathering processes.
  • Technical architecture of data networks
  • On-line visualization and communication
  • Experience in migration and ICT may be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Strong experience in survey modules
  • Proven track record in team management.
  • Strong ability to make rapid assessments and sound judgments with little support.
  • Excellent communication skills and problem solving skills are also very desirable.
  • A well-motivated, organized self-starter who can work independently.
  • Skills in terms of reporting and drafting are essential.
  • Strong and proven interest in migration
  • He/she must be able to travel a significant period (30-40%) of the time in this role.

DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

Conditions

Availability: 15th June 2018

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda (Nairobi for Kenyan nationals). The project manager is expected to travel 30-40% of the time.

Reporting: This position reports to the MMC Regional Coordinator and guided by the MMC Global strategy for 4Mi data collection and analysis.

Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension, subject to funding.

Contract: Level A13 Salary, benefits and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. For national candidates, competitive salary and benefits are offered in accordance with the National staff salary scale and terms of employment.

Commitments
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

How to apply:

Application
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 1st June 2018

Social Franchise Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Population Services International (PSI) Uganda

Organization: Population Services International (PSI) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing and Social Franchise Manager
Population Services International (PSI) Uganda is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
Job Summary:   The Social Franchise Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of PSIU’s Social Franchising strategies and activities with the goal of growing the Franchise business performance. He/She provides marketing support and business advisory services with the view to evolve the current social franchising of PSIU services into a sustainable Social Enterprise. The Social Franchise Coordinator works cross-functionally within PSIU Social franchise(s) to maximize effectiveness and outcomes, and works closely with multiple stakeholders to ensure internal team members understand and effectively execute franchise strategy. Working alongside the Marketing and Social Franchise Manager, he/she proactively identifies challenges to Franchise development and ensures that the right internal and external resources and mechanisms are in place to overcome and mitigate them.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Manages all in-office coordination, follow up with franchises and communication with field staff;
·         Contract management with franchises;
·         Development of franchise communication and knowledge management;
·         Support teams to ensure that the improved Business Systems Value Proposition Pillar is rolled out;
·         New clinic recruitment;
·         Franchise fees and loan payment tracking;
·         Drive demand creation innovations to increase traffic flow to the Social Franchise networks;
·         CMS integration with business concepts;
·         Coordinate capability development interventions for the different franchise partners and staff members;
·         Co-ordinate with franchise owners to coordinate and implement end-to-end (plan, test, execute, measure and refine) activities to deliver increased customer value and retention;
·         Develop payment and billing dash boards, analyze and track payment data and offer billing support;
·         Drive analytics and actionable insights to support service and usage uplift;
·         Actively contribute to the monthly reporting process for senior management;
·         Drive ROI for demand creation activities to ensure sustainable and continuous improvement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant must hold a degree in Business (BAAES/Marketing) or relevant subject or field (e.g, Finance, public administration or health, strategic account management, marketing, medicine, finance, B/P administration, etc.
·         Three years of experience working at a supervisory level;
·         Background in Social Franchise;
·         Understanding of local health care and small and medium enterprises systems is a plus;
·         External and internal experiences a plus;
·         Experience in business analysis and financial modeling;
·         Proficient with MS Office applications especially Excel and Power Point;
·         Ability to deliver commercial value;
·         Account and relationship management skills.
·         Key personal competences:
·         Influencing / negotiation skills; Ability to understand both internal and customer perspectives to be able to build a win-win strategy for financial and value-based negotiation;
·         Working Across Boundaries; thinks and acts beyond one’s silo – bridges team, functional, divisional and/or geographical boundaries;
·         Strategic Thinking; Visualizes the way forward, identifying opportunities that add value to the work and to the business;
·         Project Management; Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery;
·         Productive Communication; Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in an impactful manner;
·         Strategic Business Management; Ability to set strategic plans, consider execution tradeoffs and continuously adjust approaches to maximize business performance.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their updated resumes (CVs), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PSI Uganda Office Reception, addressed to the People and Culture Manager, PSI Uganda, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale-Kololo, P.O. Box 8082 Kampala.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00 pm



Uganda: Junior Accountant

Organization: Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

Title: Junior Accountant

Duty Station: Kampala with field missions (Arua and Gulu)

Closing Date: June 6th, 2018

Period: 15 months

Starting date: July 1st, 2018

Objective: ensure adherence to AVSI’s and donors financial and administrative procedures regarding two projects funded by AICS (Agenzia Italiana Cooperazione allo Sviluppo)

Reporting to: Operation Manager and Country Representative

S**pecific Duties:**

  • Ensure that project procurements procedures and accountability documents meet donor compliance requirements;
  • Provide the field administration with the necessary support to ensure appropriate AVSI administrative, financial and logistics systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered;
  • Support field sites in the timely preparation of projected expenditures each month (cash book management) and prepare monthly Financial Planning and reports using both NAVISION and donor primanota;
  • Support Programme Managers in accurate budget control and financial management at project sites are in line with relevant project proposals;
  • Support partner administrations in the adherence to donor requirements and procedures and if necessary provide technical assistance;
  • Prepare interim and end of the project financial reports;
  • Oversee budgets revision/realignments for submission to donors and provide advice and assistance where necessary;
  • Ensure that an overview of project spending and financial reporting is maintained and provide advice and assistance whenever required;
  • Translate all the necessary accounting documents;

Essential requirements:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or equivalent
  • Proficient knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • Proficient knowledge of the standard IT software
  • Strong capacities of financial management and planning
  • Leadership and training skills
  • Managing and organizational skills

Desirable requirements:

· Previous experience with NGO

How to apply:

How to apply:

Send your CV (in the format you can find in the previous section) by email to humanresource@avsi.org Please, specify in the subject of the mail the code of the position you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Code: 2218-JUNACC-UGA

Include also:

  1. Name, position and contacts (telephone and mail) of two referees.
  2. First date of availability to take up place in the field.

10 Marketing Executive Job Opportunities – 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) Marketing Executive job placement must hold a Degree in Marketing, B. Com, BBA (marketing option)
  • Three years’ experience in a busy marketing environment or a related industry.
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.



National UN Youth Volunteer Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Education Officer, UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education UN Volunteer will  be hosted by the UNICEF in Uganda in its Gulu office, which overseas UNICEF programme in the North and North West Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the Education Officer, UNICEF Gulu and overall technical guidance of Education Specialist (Adolescent Development) based at Kampala, the UN Youth Volunteer will:
·         Actively contribute to the Education programme through interventions that create opportunities for adolescents to voice their priorities, promote education and provide recommendations to decision makers.
·         Offer technical support to school clubs and social network groups of vulnerable adolescents in the community.
·         Participate in advocacy activities designed to influence government and other stakeholders prioritize education
·         Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
·         Participate in task forces/ working groups and provide feedback
·         Contribute to the development of human interest stories, news, information sharing in support to education programmatic work
·         Support in communication/advocacy efforts: contribute to the development of innovative communication tools (infographic) to inform on emerging issues
·         Participate in the promotion of innovative, cost effective and affordable models for improved learning achievement
·         Support drafting of regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
·         UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
·         Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the impact of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
·         Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
·         Build relationships with a wide range of Youth Organizations, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support and/or participate in community-driven voluntary activities; reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking; raise awareness in communities that will increase knowledge of issues pertaining to the UNV programme’s mandate and tis role in supporting the Mission mandate;
·         Encourage, mobilize and support co-workers and fellow UN Volunteers to better understand the connections between the UNV programme’s engagement within the Mission and voluntary action;
·         Contribute articles/write-ups/stories on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
·         Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Key Result Areas:
·         The quality of learning and learning outcomes of the disadvantaged children (ethnic minority children, children with disabilities, migrant children) are improved.
·         School Clubs functioning effectively.
·         Advocacy action plan with focus on prioritization of Early Learning, learning outcomes and life skills for behaviour change and HIV prevention and
·         Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
·         A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education job opportunity should have two years of experience in the area of education or related field is an advantage;
·         Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
·         Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
·         Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
·         Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
·         Keen interest in and/or knowledge of education development issues, particularly education of refugee children.
·         Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
·         Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
·         Fluency in spoken and written English language is required;
·         Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
·         UN Youth Advocates must be between 18 and 24 years for the whole duration of their assignment.
·         Qualified candidates from the refugee hosting districts in West Nile Region will be given preference.
Personal Competencies:
·         Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
·         Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
·         Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
·         Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
·         Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working.
·         Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
·         Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
NB: United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 23rd May 2018