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Fresher Field Officer Job – Whave Uganda

Station: Kamuli / Nakaseke

About Us:

Whave is a social enterprise registered in Uganda. We work with communities, government authorities, social organisations and NGOs, to find and demonstrate solutions to poverty and conservation issues. Our team includes both local and international experts with professional capabilities ranging from engineering to social science.

We are currently seeking candidates to fill the role of Field Officer under our Safe Water Security Programme in Nakaseke and Kamuli. Applicants are invited to email us at recruitment@whave.org. All applications should include a CV and a cover letter including why this position interests you, how your previous experience is relevant and why you think you can achieve good results.

Field Officer Role

The role as a Field Officer will be to assist in the implementation of Whave’s project in Kamuli / Nakaseke to improve access to safe water in rural areas. As the role will involve a lot of interaction with local community good Lusoga or Luganda is essential.

The main tasks of the Field Officer will be to develop strong relationships with communities, local politicians and civil servants and to clearly communicate on WASH issues:

  • Establishing / reactivating water and sanitation committees including providing relevant training
  • Making agreements to provide preventive maintenance services for water sources
  • Overseeing technical work by local technicians
  • Improving community sanitation and hygiene, particularly in the safe water chain
  • Liaising with local officials from the district and sub-counties and developing local by-laws
  • Ensuring compliance to by-laws
  • Develop secure saving options for by-law water user fees

The Field Officer is also expected to provide admin support in addition to the above duties. This includes sharing your skills with other members of the team, general administration and keeping of accounts.

Skills and requirements

Successful applicants must have adequate skills and experience suitable for the tasks described above, including:

  • High level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Degree level education
  • Experience and understanding in community development and local government structures
  • Good Lusoga or Luganda
  • Adequate computer skills such as knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Preferably the ability to ride a motorbike

Working hours and conditions will be standard, with scope for flexibility to suit individual circumstances. Remuneration will be on a negotiation basis, depending on your skills and experience.

 

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A’level Team Assistant / Administrative Assistant – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: RSCE/GJO/LL/005/11-2016

Grade: GS-4

About RSCE:

The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Within limits of delegated authority, the Team Assistant / Administrative Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

Provide office support and carry out administrative functions:

  • Drafts responses to routine correspondence
  • Supports the team in reviewing documents and edit texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards formats
  • Offers support in the implementation of operational strategies of the team within the service line by focusing on full compliance of administrative activities with RSCE rules, regulations, policies and strategies and the provision of inputs to the service line’s administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures.
  • Quickly responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries and as necessary refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.
  • Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the team within the service line by maintaining contact with visitors and staff, make arrangement of appointments and meeting including meeting room reservation.
  • Assist the team within the service line with leave monitoring and maintaining leave and absences.
  • Maintains files and records relevant to the team within the service line; maintenance of office stationary supplies and any other related tasks.
  • Actively participates in relevant training for administrative staff.
  • Ensures effective administrative and logistical support by assisting support services provided to all RSCE staff and staff of the client missions.
  • Actively contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of the service line by providing administrative support and specialized assistance to more senior staff in the assigned area of responsibility

General Administration

  • Performs data entry functions.
  • Prepares processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff.
  • Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
  • Maintains up-to-date the team files (both paper and electronic).
  • Coordinates extensively with service line and liaises frequently RSCE and client mission staff.
  • Performs other related administrative duties, as required.
  • Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff based at the Entebbe Support Base, Regional Service Centre-Entebbe, and in UN peace operations. Visitors and representatives from Permanent Missions, UN Common System and other international organizations, NGOs, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Team Assistant / Administrative Assistant job should have completed a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Certificate or diploma in the field of administration, finance, human resources or related area is an advantage.
  • At least four years’ experience in administrative services, finance, human resources or related area.
  • One year experience working in an international organization is desirable.
  • Advanced computer knowledge (MS Office, Outlook)
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Personal Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g. work programme, human resources, database management, etc; ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations; Ability to communicate with clients both verbally and in writing on a range of administration-related issues; thorough knowledge of information management system requirements and usage; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Planning & 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 for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • 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.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications the following documents:

  • The United Nations Personal History form (P-11), Download Here; This should be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports / appraisals

The applicants with the completed documents are strongly encouraged to apply via e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check beginning of this advert) and Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org

Deadline: 27th December 2016

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Fresher O’level USAID Community Based Trainer NGO Jobs (7) – SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Project Name: USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes/DREAMs Project

Reports to: Field Assistant

Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda (Sub-counties of Lakwana, Bungatira, and Bardege)

About US:

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.

About USAID Better Outcomes Project:

SOS Children’s Villages Gulu under Family Strengthening Program, with support from USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs/DREAMs Project has got an extension to new sub counties of Lakwana, Bungatira and Bardege. Through our Family strengthening program (FSP), our community work in Gulu District focuses on children at risk of losing parental care. The FSP is a sustainable and innovative community based methodology that empowers orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) from within their natural family environment. The project intends to ensure that more OVCs, youth and their care givers access and utilize core services to improve Health, Nutrition, Education and psychosocial wellbeing  and reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect.

About USAID BETTER OUTCOMES Project:

SOS Children’s Villages Gulu under Family Strengthening Program, with support from USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs/DREAMs Project has got an extension to new sub counties of Lakwana, Bungatira and Bardege. Through our Family strengthening program (FSP), our community work in Gulu District focuses on children at risk of losing parental care. The FSP is a sustainable and innovative community based methodology that empowers orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) from within their natural family environment. The project intends to ensure that more OVCs, youth and their care givers access and utilize core services to improve Health, Nutrition, Education and psychosocial wellbeing  and reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for community mobilization and sensitization on Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA) Methodology.
  • In charge of networking with community local leaders at Village and sub county level.
  • Mentoring and training of Groups in VSLA methodology, Financial Literacy and Selection, Planning and Management of Income Generating Activities.
  • Routine collection of VSLA data.
  • Routine monitoring and support supervision for VSLAs.
  • In charge of preparation of monthly and weekly work plans.
  • Preparation of project progress reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the USAID Community Based Trainer jobs should hold O-Level Certificates (6 Passes) or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in community development, Mobilization, Training or Facilitation
  • Knowledge of area local language
  • Ability and willingness to ride a bicycle.
  • Knowledge of the local socio-economic environment.
  • Must be a person with a good moral character in the local area.
  • The applicant must be a resident from the specified sub county.
  • Working knowledge of VSLA Methodology is an added advantage.
  • Possession of a letter of recommendation from Chairpersons of L.C 1 and L.C 3 is a MUST.
  • Recommendation letter(s) from Previous Employer(s) is a great asset
  • Age: Above 21 years

Note: Specify the Sub County of preference in the subject of your applicationletter (Lakwana, Bungatira, and Bardege)

How to Apply:

All applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three professional references. Please submit your written application indicating in the subject line the position title, all copies of submitted academic papers MUST be certified. Address your application to:

The Human Resource Coordinator,

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, AbaitaAbabiri,

P.O Box 27510,

Kampala. Uganda

E-mail to: jobs@sosuganda.org or hand deliver to SOS Gulu office behind Pece Stadium.

Deadline: 11th November, 2016 by 4:00pm

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Several Fresher Project Assistants (Education) – Build Africa

About us
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and Livelihood improvement. ‘ BALI currently works in 13 districts with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa invites applicants from suitably qualified candidates for the following primary education school focused projects.

Project Assistant-Education (2 posts)
Station: Kumi and Masindi
Duration; Fixed term – 12 months
Purpose of the position:

The Project Assistant is responsible for project activity implementation to include school and community mobilization, training, community partnership liaison, data capture and reporting. S/he will contribute to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) function and will report to the Project Officer.
Person Specifications –

  • Proven experience in community mobilization approaches
  • Proven experience and technical knowledge of managing community based projects Knowledge in data collection approaches,
    methocls”-and tools
  • Relevant degree (Education, Development Studies, Social work and Community based development with at least 2 years related work experience on development projects, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience of direct working -with communities and children
  • Awareness of Child Safeguarding issues
  • A person of high integrity that will follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and corruption.

Competencies:

  • Experience of organising and supporting the facilitation of training sessions
  • Organised with strong attention to detail for accuracy
  • Effective communication and listening skills.
  • Willing to speak up and proactively raise issues ‘
  • Good report writing and computer skills 5 including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid riding permit
  • A good team player who shows creativity 3 and innovation.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision. .
  • Ability to work under sometimes harsh field Conditions

Job application procedure
Your CV/resume should include your contact information and 3 work-related references.
You should clearly state your current salary and expectations
Build Africa Uganda is an equal employer, we therefore encourage female and people with disabilities to apply. Please note; All post require The use of motorcycles.
Send to:
The Human Resources Officer
Kampala and Email us at recruit@build-africauganda.org
Or
Physically submit applications to the address below; Build Africa Uganda~ Kampala (Head Office), Plot 5431 8424, Central Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O. Box 57224 Kampala. Tel: 0414 267828
Or
Build Africa Uganda
Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road, PO. BOX 350 Kumi. Tel 0392769648 Build Africa Uganda — Masindi, P.O. Box 66, Plot Kabalega Crescent, Masindi, Tel: 0465420171

Deadline for applications — 14th November 2016

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for more information, you can visit our website www.build-africa.org

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Fresher Diploma Legal Assistant Job (3) – War Child Canada

Title: Legal Assistant (3 Position)
Reports to: Legal Officer
Duty Stations: Arua, Rwamwanja and Koboko
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension.

Job details:
War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. in Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides LegalAid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.

War Child Canada has recieved funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.

The Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth ninning of the daily activities of War Child Canada’s Legal Aid Clinic, including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Required qualification, knowledge and skills:

  • The candidate must have a Diploma in Law (Degree in Law is an added advantage)
  • Must possess at least two years working experience in a related field
  • Fluency in local languages and an excellent working knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Profound knowledge on Child Protection, SGBV and the general legal system of Uganda
  • Proficiency in Computer packages such as (MS word Excel Power point and Data base)
  • Ability/willingness to learn to ride a motor cycle.

Job application procedure
The Application Package must include:

  • Detailed CV.
  • Cover Letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address.
  • Photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational).
  • Contact information of at least three professional referees.

Note: Clearly indicate position and location you are applying for.

Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices: Kampala: 2nd floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road. Kansanga. (Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland:) Kiryandongo: Panyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Adjumani: Pakele
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building.

Note: Qualified female and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
War Child Canada recruits with a fair, transparent and competitive process in line with our organizational policy. Any lobbying will automatically terminate candidacy. Thank you for your Interest in War Child Canada.

Deadline of this Job: 5:00 PM 28th Oct 2016

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Fresher NGO Protection Officer Jobs (5) – War Child Canada

Reports to: Project Manager

Duty Station: Kokobo, Arua, Rwamwanja, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Uganda

About US:

War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act. This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.

About Project:

War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.

Job Summary: The Protection Officer will be responsible for delivering a safe from the start SGBV programme for South Sudanese refugees and host communities This position is field-based and requires an enthusiastic community-focused individual who is resilient to adversities and committed to child protection and working with and for survivors and persons at risk of SGBV.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the War Child Canada Protection Officer placement must hold a good university degree preferably in Law, Community Development, Education, Psychology, Health Sciences, Political Science or a related field.
  • One year of professional experience working with community, preferably refugees and SGBV.
  • Working knowledge of excel, word and email applications.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of issues important to women and children affected by war.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in local languages relevant to listed field location and an excellent working knowledge of spoken and written English.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational) andcontact information of at least three professional referees. Please clearly indicate position and location for which you are applying.

Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their ApplicationPackages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices:

Kampala: 2nd Floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga. (Please ensureapplications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland.

Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.

Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.

Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building

Adjumani: Pakele

Deadline: 28th October, 2016 by 5PM

 

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6 Fresher Community Affairs Assistant Jobs – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Principal Corporate Outreach and Communications Officer

About US:

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.

About ADB UREAP:

The Government of Uganda received a loan from the African Development Bankfor the implementation of the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project (UREAP). The Rural Electricity Access Project is one of several projects designed to achieve the target set in Rural Electrification Strategy and Plan (RESP-2), which aims to increase access to electricity in rural areas from 7% to 26% by 2022. The objective of the project is to provide access to electricity and enhance economic growth in rural areas of the country. Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Executing Agency for the project, under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD).

Job Summary: The Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for disseminating project information, sensitize, mobilize and coordinate community involvement and participation during project design and implementation, with the aim of achieving the project objectives, smooth project implementation and enhancing initial connections. The community affairs officer will coordinate day-to-day stakeholder participation geared towards smooth project implementation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for the following duties;

  • In charge of the implementation of the social aspects of the project within the project areas, through community sensitization and information dissemination on the project’s objectives.
  • Increase community awareness of REA projects, including connections initiatives and any other project interventions.
  • The jobholder will enhance community participation during project design and implementation
  • Mobilize and coordinate community involvement during project implementation
  • Sensitize communities on the productive use of energy and issues of health and safety when using electricity
  • Provide marketing support to the service providers in the different service territories.
  • Support the wayleaves office in addressing disputes over wayleaves rights, land ownership and tree cutting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field including; Communications and Media, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Social Work and Development Studies.
  • At least two years’ experience in outreach related programs.
  • Public speaking ability in the English language and additional local languages
  • Computer literate and able to used Ms. Office applications for report writing.

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified Ugandans should send their applications including; a cover letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered to: The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope, Kampala – Uganda.

NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th October 2016

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Fresher Diploma Field Officer Job – GiveDirectly Uganda

GiveDirectly Uganda Jobs

Duty Station: Lamwo, Uganda

Reports to: Associate Field Manager

About US:

GiveDirectly is an international non-profit organization that currently operating in Kenya and Uganda that aims to help people living in extreme poverty by making unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone. GiveDirectly is driving a re-evaluation of the norms underlying international philanthropy with a provocative model: We deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than traditional, top-down approaches.  GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art technologies and business processes to deliver transfers securely, efficiently, and transparently.

Job Summary: The Field Officer (Lamwo) will play a critical day-to-day role in delivering GiveDirectly’s gold-standard cash transfer product to donors and recipients. The Field Officer will carry out and support a variety of field activities, depending on his / her team assignment and GiveDirectly’s needs on any given day. In short, the Field Officer will be responsible for executing the recipient surveys and associated processes that facilitate GiveDirectly’s unique cash transfer model, from enrollment of recipients to sending actual transfers. The role will reward high-quality judgment on operational questions and challenges, work ethic, communication skills, and a strong commitment to GiveDirectly’s mission and model.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • The jobholder will meet with the village elders and guides to understand village boundaries
  • In charge of coordinating with team members, visit every household in the village
  • Complete census surveys with accurate data
  • Explain GiveDirectly’s program to eligible households
  • Provide cell phones and SIM cards as necessary
  • The Field Officer will identify and eliminate ineligible households
  • Explain safety and readiness information to recipients
  • Ensure someone in the household is ready to operate the phone to access transfers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the GiveDirectly Field Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field.
  • Previous working experience in the field with vulnerable communities (1-2 years minimum)
  • Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of integrity
  • Keen interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Patience and good judgment in resolving recipient problems
  • Computer and mobile device data entry ability or experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physical fitness and ability to cope with difficult weather conditions or terrain
  • Fluency in Acholi and English

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

Click Here

NB: Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS. GiveDirectly does not request for any form of payment from an applicant.

Deadline: 4th November, 2016

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Fresher Project Support Officer Job – Finn Church Aid (FCA) Uganda

 About US
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organization and the second biggest organization in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations. FCA has received funds from UNICEF to implement a project aimed at improving the quality of Education in seven districts namely; (Adjumani, Moyo, Kibale, Nebbi, Yumbe, Zombo, Koboko).
FCA now seeks applications from suitable candidates to fill the following positions
Project Support Officer (01 Position)
Duty station: Kampala but with frequent travels to the field Project Support Officer will be responsible for supporting the project coordinator to undertake project activities. He or she will be accountable to the Project Coordinator and will from time to time work with her or her office to ensure proper project implementation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in planning, developing, supervising, implementing and coordinating the project within the project area of operation
  • Liaise and consult regularly with the M & E Officer to ensure effective implementation
  • Prepare periodic work plan in liaison with Project Coordinator
  • Make regular field visits to the project area of operation to assess project progress
  • Assists the Project Coordinator in supervising project staff and taking appropriate action to ensure efficient and effective performance
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors degree in Education, Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences and any other related discipline.
  • Qualification in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Computer Literate and proficiency in project planning and management software applications
  • At least three (3) years’ experiences in community work of education projects with a reputable public body or NGO.
Personal Attributes:
  • High integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with rigorous deadlines.

    Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organization, supervisory, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication as well as team building and negotiation skills. ‘
  • Knowledge of one of the focal languages
  • Willing to reside in Adjumani and possession of a valid motorcycle riding license)
Job application procedure
Applications should be hand delivered or sent by email, addressed to: The Country Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Program, P.0. BOX 21826 Kampala. Please send your short application and CV to: Admin.Ugaco@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi
Deadline: Not later than 25th October 2016.
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Fresher Community Affairs Assistant Jobs (6) – RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY

Employer: RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY

Project Title: UGANDA RURAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT

Loan No.: 2000130014082,

Project ID.: P-UG-FAO-006
BACKGROUND

The Republic of Uganda received a loan from the African Development Bank for the implementation of the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project (UREAP). The Rural Electricity Access Project is one of several projects designed to achieve the target set in Rural Electrification Strategy and Plan (RESP-2), which aims to increase access to electricity in rural areas from 7% to 26% by 2022. The objective of the project is to provide access to electricity and enhance economic growth in rural areas of the country. Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Executing Agency for the project, under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMO).

The UREAP has 4 components:

  1. Grid extensions and last mile connections through construction of distribution networks;
  2. Project Administration and Management;
  3. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building which will be implemented in collaboration with the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), and aims to offer technical assistance to strengthen the institution to determine the cost of service and affordability of the tariff; and
  4. Environment and Social management, which includes the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and the Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP); and cooperate social responsibility (tree planting in the project area).

Under component 2 of the project, the Project Implementation Unit will be reinforced through recruitment of additional staff in the following positions: Electrical Engineers, Accountant, Procurement Officer, Environmentalist, Social expert. Way-leaves Officer, Outreach Officers.

Upon review of the project management and supervision requirements, the Agency proposes recruitment as detailed below:

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ASSISTANT (6)

Reporting /Purpose:

The Project Community Affairs Assistant shall work under the Project Management Unit (PMU) but will work under close supervision of the Principal Corporate Outreach and Communications Officer of the Agency. He/she shall be resident in the project areas. The primary purpose will be to disseminate project information, sensitize, mobilize and coordinate community involvement and participation during project design and implementation, with the aim of achieving the project objectives, smooth project implementation and enhancing initial connections.

The community affairs officer will coordinate day-to-day stakeholder participation geared towards smooth project implementation. The respective officer shall be resident in the project areas as below:

1) Lot 1: Central Service Territory
2) Lot 2: Central Service Territory
3) Lot 3: North Eastern Service Territory
4) Lot 4: Eastern Service Territory
5) Lot 5: Eastern Service Territory
6) Lot 7: North-North Western Service Territory

The Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for the following duties;Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the social aspects of the project within the project areas, through community sensitization and information dissemination on the project’s objectives.
  • Increase community awareness of REA projects, including connections initiatives and any other project interventions.
  • Enhance community participation during project design and implementation
  • Mobilize and coordinate community involvement during project implementation
  • Sensitize communities on the productive use of energy and issues of health and safety when using electricity
  • Giving marketing support to the service providers in the different service territories.
  • Assist the wayleaves office in addressing disputes over wayleaves rights, land ownership and tree cutting.
  • The community affairs assistant shall be resident in the project area

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field including; Communications and Media, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Social Work and Development Studies.
  • Experience of at least two (2) years in outreach related programs.
  • Public speaking ability in the English language and additional local languages
  • Computer literate and able to used Ms. Office applications for report writing.

Duration of Services:

Two (2) years

The applicant shall clearly state in their application, the Lots and the respective regions where intend to work.

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants should submit their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to:-

The Executive Director

Rural Electrification Agency

Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,

House of Hope

Kampala – Uganda

All applications should be received not later than 17:00 Hours (local time) on 28th October 2016