Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Careers at Abt Associates - Technical Specialist 10/ Field Coordinator

Job Title:  Technical Specialist 10/ Field Coordinator (11163)

Job Req ID: 11163

Employer: Abt Associates

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 3rd Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Based on agreed project master plan, coordinate with project technical and administrative colleagues and relevant District Officials to ensure development of detailed implementation plan for the District;
Maintain liaison activities between IRS Project and local government officials;
Support District and Local Government Officials to conduct Micro-Planning sessions;
Support District and Local Government Officials in the identification and recruitment of spray personnel (e.g., supervisors, data collectors and data entry clerks, store keepers, wash persons, team leaders, spray operators and security guards);
Assist District and Local Government Officials in the identification and preparation of physical infrastructure (e.g., parish level stores, soak pits and bathing areas) to support upcoming spray operations;
Ensure timely reporting the supervisor on any areas of concern which could negatively affect the planned spray operations.
Support the District and Local Government Officials to conduct training activities as required for spray personnel (e.g., TOT, refresher courses);
In coordination with the Sr. Logistics Manager and District Officials, ensure timely distribution of required materials and equipment to district and parish stores in advance of spray activities;
Work closely with District Officials, ensure that all agreed IEC/BCC activities are conducted in a timely manner, and that communities are well prepared to receive spray teams;
Ensure timely provision of project resources which may be required to ensure smooth implementation of spray activities (e.g., funds for fuel for supervision and other resources as may be agreed at the planning stage).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The candidate should have six or more years’ experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply:  
 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Not for Profit Sector with Abt Associates should visit the e-recruitment website below to express their interest in this vacancy.

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Transport/Fleet Assistant at SWT Tanners in Uganda

Job Title: Transport/Fleet Assistant

Employer: SWT Tanners

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 5th Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure motor vehicles and trailers are not overloaded.
Make sure that all vehicles will operate within speed limits.
Monitor vehicles and trailers, including hired vehicles and trailers are kept fit and serviceable in keeping with the current legislation.
Monitor defect recording and reporting systems and ensure drivers report promptly and defect or symptoms or defects that could prevent the safe operations of vehicles and or trailers, and that any defects are promptly recorded in writing.
Maintain records of all driver defects reports, all safety inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to vehicles and trailers and these are made available on request.
Compile and submit Intermediate reports to management on non-compliance and report any observations relating to the daily operations of goods vehicles.
Recommendation to management of disciplinary action where required for failing to operate within the set guidance.
Carry out driving license and qualification checks.
Keep up to date with advancements affecting the operation of goods vehicles.
Monitor and assess vehicle operations incentive schemes if applicable.
Negotiate/liaise with contractors and suppliers.
Motor vehicles - administrate purchase/allocate/dispose
Perform any other duties required by the role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant should hold a good Diploma or Bachelor in Transport and Logistics Management.
Possess clean driver’s license.
A minimum of three or more years’ experience in the transport industry
At least two/three years transport management experience
Knowledge of all aspects of transport management
Working knowledge in business planning and managing budgets
Health & Safety and Hygiene legislation
Transport legislation
Leadership & negotiation skills
High level of written and verbal communication skills (including presentations)
High level of literacy and numeracy
Excellent inter-personal skills
Management skills; time management, training, coaching, networking, planning, organization, problem solving and multi-tasking
Computer literacy skills i.e. IT including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.

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Zonal Operations- Associate Manager at Greenlight Planet

Job Title: Zonal Operations- Associate Manager

Employer: Greenlight Planet

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 3rd Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Partner regional sales team to manage and work with distribution partners: District Stock Points, Sunking Business Associates (SBA) and Sunking Business Managers (SBM)
Assess, evaluate and induct them into GLP system,
Manage all aspects of contracts with them, handle their grievances and provide resolutions,
Periodically audit them, and
Manage their exits as and when required.
Monitor KPIs, TAT, service levels, SOP compliance, etc. for the Area Stock Points
Ensure monthly stock-take and reconciliation of distributor inventories
Ensure use of GTrack, a tool developed by Greenlight for operational efficiency encompassing distribution operations, inventory management, stock movements, etc.
Compile and submit various reports on secondary and tertiary sales, sales returns, etc. and support zonal sales team with smart analytics
Assist the Distribution Operations Manager with demand forecasting on a monthly basis
Support regional sales teams in administering various schemes and subsequent pay-outs via mobile-money, banks, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate qualification (MBA-preferably Operations) from a Premier institution APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) would be an added bonus
At least four to six years’ experience in Supply Chain Management with expertise in sales and distribution operations companies.
Past exposure and experience of working with distributors / stockists / stock points.
Prior experience of working in rural markets or working with FMCG / Pharma / product distribution companies would be an added benefit.
Good working knowledge and hands on experience of distribution operations including understanding of logistics (warehousing & physical distribution, including reverse logistics, GRN/GI processes), commercial / Fiscal knowledge, local taxation, entry taxes, other statutory requirements, etc.
Knowledge and hands on experience of appointing & inducting distribution partners, carrying out audits, evaluations, checks, handling grievances, managing exits, etc.
Ability to manage and work with distribution partners, customers, sales teams and other functions
Possess the ability to connect with people, excellent communication skills (including local language proficiency) & high energy
Ability to deploy operations SOPs
Working knowledge of MS Excel, VBA, other reporting tools and formats (MS Access knowledge would be an added advantage)
Past experience in basic data / business analysis

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to express their interest by clicking the web link below.

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Job Opportunities at Spear Motors - Customer Care Officer

Job Title:  Customer Care Officer

Employer: Spear Motors

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 3rd Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Offer cordial customer service to the company’s Clients
Update and maintain an effective customer complaint management system and coordinate complaints handling closely with the Service Advisors
Maintain company customer service standards by following up customer complaints for resolution
Conduct regular workshop visits to check and oversee customer service standards
Consult with clients on issues related to services provided by the company particularly with regard to customer service standards
Obtain adequate feedback from clients for analysis and review and revert accordingly
Analyze and review assessments, comments and complaints from clients for improvements and appropriate action
Advise Service Manager and Sales Director on customer service standards and client’s assessment and feedback
Carry out customer care sensitization programs for all staff aimed at general improvement of customer service
Make recommendation to Service Manager, Parts Manager and Sales Director on customer care issues
Make periodic reviews and submit reports to the Service Manager and Sales Director on customer service issues

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The Customer Care Officer should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
Detailed knowledge of Customer Management principles
A minimum of four or more years’ experience in Customer Service in a diverse environment
Professional training in Customer Service
Proficiency in computer use, including social medial
Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communication skills
Team Leader skills
Self driven

How to Apply:

If you are suitably qualified, send your application and relevant certificates to this address:
The Human Resource Manager
Spear Motors Ltd
Plot M248, Nakawa
P.O Box 1350, Kampala, Uganda.

Drivers Jobs at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title: Driver – 2 posts

Job Grade: GL-3

Job Announcement Number: RSCE-2014-TPT-GS-001

Employer: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Application Deadline: 10th Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:


Under the direction and supervision of the MTO/OIC Dispatch, the driver will perform the following tasks:
Operate all categories of vehicles including Flatbed cargo truck up to 16 ton (Kerax PLS trucks), within and outside the mission area as instructed by MTO/OIC Dispatch.
Responsible for the daily inspection of the UN vehicle (prior to start and after start) all oil level, water and coolant levels, etc.
Keep the UN vehicle in good condition, cleaned up in the exterior and in the interior.
Daily staff transportation driving buses with up to 30 seat capacity Ad-hoc transportation duties as assigned by MTO/OIC Dispatch such as driving delegations and VIPs, assistance to non-MONUSCO entities if approved by administration and tasked through the MTO.
Driving in a professional and safe manner any vehicle he/she operates adhering to MONUSCO rules and regulations governing the use of vehicles and applying defensive driving techniques.
Quickly reporting any damage resulting from an incident or accident to the Security and TPT-DDR Unit within 24 hours and following the established process.
Ensure that passengers and cargo are entitled under MONUSCO rules and regulations to travel in the MONUSCO vehicle
Ensure that the vehicle’s maintenance schedule is adhered to and that vehicle is in proper operation condition. Report immediately any mechanical malfunction in the vehicle to the workshop.
Ensure that the vehicle is kept in a clean safe condition by daily cleaning of the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) given in his/her care.
Responsible for both the security of the UN Vehicle he operates passengers and its load.
Perform any other duties as required in Transport Dispatch Unit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The candidates for the United Nations Driver jobs should have completed High school with diplomas or equivalent.
Attained formal driver training, hold a valid national driving licence including class B C, D and E (heavy trucks and buses) license
Technical training as Motor Vehicle Technician (National Technician Certificate or equivalent) is highly desirable.
Three or more years of truck driving or bus driving experience is required
Language Proficiency; English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written French is an added advantage.

Personal Competencies:

1. Professionalism: Ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipate next steps.
2. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.          
3. Planning and Organisation: 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 for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently..

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should submit their applications which should include the following documents:
Updated Curriculum Vitae
The United Nations Personal History form (P-11), download here
Copies of educational certificate(s) and a copy of National Driving License Class B, C, D, and E.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number and the Job Title and send to: rsce-hrs-recruitmentservices@un.org
Or send to: RSCE, Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road, P.O Box 710. Entebbe. Uganda.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number and the Job Title.
Application received after the established deadline will not be considered.

NB: All applicants MUST indicate the Job Opening # for which they are applying, on the subject line in the email or on the sealed envelope, e.g. RSCE-2014-TPT-GS-001, GL-3.

Careers at ZOA International - Agriculture Advisor

Job Title:  Agriculture Advisor

Employer: ZOA International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 10th Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Offer quality assurance on field implementation of agricultural and livelihoods projects and support & coach field staff to address constraints
Develop agricultural curricula for on-farm trainings and establish most appropriate extension models to reach out to farmer groups
Actively support development of program plans and program strategy towards food security, agriculture and livelihoods
Develop agribusiness and private sector development strategy and take initiatives to establish private partnerships with agro value actors and pilot agribusiness innovation
Offer an up-to-date information on developments in agro-business development in Uganda and define areas of intervention for ZOA Uganda
Support & coach establishment of M&E framework for livelihoods projects, development sampling tools, analysis of data and writing of monitoring reports
Steer the practical action research projects on farming systems and skills adoption and review  data analysis & reporting process of external surveys
Review and edit project implementation tools and donor progress reports
Take lead in developing project proposals in the agricultural and livelihoods sector and identify external partners to cooperate with in the process
Represent ZOA Uganda in stakeholder platforms to promote ZOA’s approach and network  with external agencies or donors to identify fund raising opportunities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The candidate must also hold a good Master’s degree in relevant sector
At least four years of work experience in livelihoods or agricultural development, including at least one year in a field based position
Past experience and knowledge of farm business development and of linking farmers to markets
Technical knowledge of relevant sub sectors and themes, including: Food Security and livelihood assessments, Integrated Soil Fertility Management, the use of modern farm inputs including fertilizers and agrochemicals and farmer-based research & development.
The applicant should be a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA
The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA
Past exposure and experience with rural extension models and subsistence farmer groups in East Africa
Proven strong writing and analytical skills
Good communication and facilitation skills
Excellent command of English
Critical mind-set and interest to explore innovations
Coaching and mentoring skills
Able to take initiatives and work with limited supervision
Willingness travel frequently in Uganda

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply directly via the web link at the top of the vacancy notice at the weblink below. The uploaded CV’s should be not more than 5 pages in length are appreciated. Please include the contact details of references to previous positions held not older than five years.

NB: If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mr. Wil Omlo HR Director, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.nl.


Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Business Development Officer Jobs in Uganda at World Vision

Job Title:  Business Development Officer

Employer: World Vision

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 10th Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Programme Development Division in the acquisition of new grants and monitoring opportunities by researching on donor websites, newspaper postings and through Support Offices.
Take lead in proposal development in selected areas of World Vision Uganda’s work during the designing of new projects and redesigning of existing ones.
Work with World Vision Uganda technical specialists and Support Offices to develop high quality, innovative proposals
Act as overall coordinator between Support Offices, partners, Quality Assurance and Integrated Programmes during the design process until project start up.
Intuitively review and improve concepts to proposal level
Initiate new proposals based on relevant calls for proposals
Develop and maintain strong relationships with principal donors and understand donor’s emerging priorities
Support the Division in identifying strategic partners to strengthen World Vision Uganda’s position in bidding for new awards
Identify other strategic partnerships in Uganda and conduct due diligence exercises for partners involved in new proposal development. Ensure that partner relations are maintained and improved.
Build and strengthen networks and partnerships with strategically identified stakeholders to improve learning, influence competitiveness and visibility to realize sustainable impact on Child Well-being Aspirations
Strengthen and expend networking with   government, donor, and NGO and UN bodies to coordinate WV’s work with theirs.
Offers technical support in proposal development according to donor specifications and WVU strategic sector focus.
Support the processes of resource mobilization to execute WVU Strategy
Provide management support in proposal writing, forming consortia and follow up with donors.
Identify, market opportunities and monitor donor trends and for growing grant funding from governments and multilaterals in collaboration with the Regional Resources Acquisition and management Team Leader and the support offices

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant should preferably hold a good University Degree in Management, Development, or related field. Possession of a Master’s Degree in a development field highly desirable;
At least four years’ experience, preferably within World Vision
Past exposure and experience in project design and writing proposals to a high standard.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of major donors’ perspectives, requirements and standards.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.