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Plan International Kampala, Uganda
21/05/2019
Date:  17-May-2019 Location:  kampala, 102, UG Company:  Plan International The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.   The Opportunity This is an exciting time for Plan International as we embark on a new strategy for 2017-2021. Our global strategy defines who we are, why we exist, the change we want to see in the world and how we will contribute to making change happen. It underpins everything we do, guiding all our work in all parts of the federation. To achieve greater change in children’s lives we will dramatically transform how we operate and we need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to steer our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to transform the lives of 100 million girls globally.  The role of Country Director is a truly influential position that comes with full accountability for Plan International’s operations and results. You will help to realise our vision by shaping and implementing Plan International’s strategy at a country level. Your talents as a leader and communicator will inspire Plan International employees and volunteers while engaging partners, government, local communities and our other stakeholders. And, on an operational level, you will bring a focused approach to key responsibilities such as risk management, income growth, the disbursement of project funds and the oversight of projects.   As Country Director you will lead a high performing team to deliver Plan International’s programme and influencing work, creating positive change for girls through advocacy and campaigns and ensuring that we are able to respond to the emergency and development needs of the most marginalised children.   You will drive transformative change, ensuring that the country operating model is fit for purpose, that we have the right funding mix to achieve our ambition and our organisational values are truly embedded. With a demonstrable commitment to gender equality, you will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do, working with your team to build a culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality.   Plan International commenced operations in Uganda in 1992 and since has been supporting children, especially the most marginalised, to realise their full potential. With an increasing focus on the remote communities in the North, East and Central regions of the country, our work helps more than 400,000 children to access quality and inclusive education, protection from all forms of abuse, improving maternal and neonatal child health and supporting their transition to young adulthood.   At present Plan Uganda implements a portfolio of approximately 16.5 million Euros every year of which 75% is from grants from both bilateral and multilateral donors e.g. UNICEF, GAC, the Dutch, Norwegian, Japanese and Danish Governments, ECW and DFAT and 25% from sponsorship funding.   Plan International Uganda currently has programme operations in 3 of the 4 regions of the country with 9 field offices including a significant refugee response programme for the South Sudanese refugees entering Northern Uganda.   The Country Director is accountable for the management and leadership of a team of over 250 staff with a Country Leadership Team of seven, whom report directly to the Country Director.   As part of the broader organizational effort to transform Plan International Uganda to achieve greater impact, Plan Uganda will soon be going through a transformational change and strategy development process which will require the leadership of the Country Director and strong experience in change management.    Do you have what it takes?   Your deep understanding of child rights and gender in development and knowledge of the concepts of sustainable community development and of participatory approaches and practice in development and humanitarian interventions will be essential. You will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do from staffing, to programing and influencing, to ways of working. You will work with your team to bring about the right culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality. You will lead a motivated team, ensure legal compliance, and be ready and able to respond to emergency and development needs of the most marginalised children, especially girls. You will have proven networking and negotiation skills with governmental and non-governmental actors including strong diplomatic and communication skills, including through mass-media in order to influence decision-makers and key stakeholders.   Appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Uganda or a comparable environment.  Please follow this link for a full role profile and person specification; https://www.dropbox.com/s/b6wdbxd64orup89/CD%20Uganda%20Role%20Profile%20V1.docx?dl=0     Location:Kampala, Uganda Type of Role: 5 Year FTC Reports to:  Sub-Regional director Grade: Competitive salary and benefits package Closing Date: 2nd June 2019   E arly application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion. https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/kampala-Country-Director-Uganda-102/530222301/?locale=en_GB
Unicef Kampala, Uganda
21/05/2019
Fixed Term Appointment
Job no:  522321 Work type:  Fixed Term Appointment Location:  Uganda Categories:  Child Protection UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child,  a safe home Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. Watch this video to connect to our mission  https://youtu.be/1n3WU86XUQA How can you make a difference? Under the Supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (Reducing Vulnerability of Children to abuse, violence and exploitation), the specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes. H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.  The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Support to programme/project development and planning Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results Technical and operational support to programme implementation Networking and partnership building Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field. A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The technical competencies required for this post are; Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action and Applying technical expertise. View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Advertised:   17 May 2019  E. Africa Standard Time Applications close:   07 Jun 2019 11:55 PM  E. Africa Standard Time http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/522321/child-protection-specialist-p3-51310-kampalauganda
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Kampala, Uganda
19/05/2019
Full time
Finance Officer-Kampala-National Position   Finance Officer-Kampala - Norwegian Refugee Council The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.  The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs    Job description Responsibilities:  • Support the Finance Coordinator in Kampala in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis  • Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Country Offices are able to close on agreed upon deadlines  • Review financial reports and documents from the field offices and insure that they are timely received.  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.  • Prepare a trip report for each assignment and submit to FC and FM  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.  • Assist in yearend closing and audit document preparation  • Participate in and facilitate country finance workshops and training as required;  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications  • In collaboration with Finance Coordinator and Support Coordinator development of area master support budget  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor. Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience  • 3 year of INGO experience is a plus  • CPA2 qualification is added advantage  • Knowledge of Agresso is added advantage. Education field Finance / Economics Education level Academy college / University Personal qualities • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail  • Very strong financial analysis skills  • High integrity  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity  • Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint We offer Contract up to December 2019, with possibility of extension depending on funding.  Duty Station in Kampala  Salary accordingly to NRC structure. Related documents Fin Officer JD   https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?company_id=23109900&oppdragsnr=4084680699
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Kampala, Uganda
19/05/2019
Full Time/Fixed Term
Finance Clerk/Cashier-Kampala-National Postion   Finance Clerk/Cashier-Kampala - Norwegian Refugee Council The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.  The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs    Job description • Ensure that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to FA/FO in Kampala office on daily basis and in accordance with NRC financial policies and procedures.  • Ensure safe custody of an adequate amount of petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.  • Make all payments after approval by the respective managers and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents e.g. Delivery, Cash Receipt, Delegation letter, cheque copy, and etc.) of petty cash box in NRC office  • Filing and Entering into computer financial data and maintaining Cash/Bank register  • Filling (Sequential arrangement and labeling of monthly Kampala and Field files)  • Stamping (Make sure that all payments have paid stamp)  • Scanning of documents and uploaded in Citrix  • Prepare and review of payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile discrepancies  • Make sure that all documents related to income tax and withholding tax settlement are organized  • Assist in arranging finance documents during NRC Internal /external auditing  • Assist the FA/FO in collecting advices, checks and statements from the bank  • Responsible for field payments during trainings and other field activities.  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor Qualifications • Degree/Diploma in accounting or related field.  • Relevant experience  • Good computer skills (word processing, excel, internet and power point).  • Good interpersonal skills.  • Ability to work under pressure.  • Willingness to travel to sites Personal qualities • Candidate should have good communication skills and be able to adjust work pressure.  • Should be able to understand the finance and account fluctuations.  • A candidate should be tactful and of pleasant nature to work fulltime.  • Trustworthy, as they are responsible for a lot of money.  • Reliabile, reporting to work on time so that activities that depend on cash transactions are not disrupted. We offer Duty Station in Kampala  Salary according to NRC salary Grading.  Contrcat up to December 2019 with posiblity of extension depending funding  Internal candidates that meet the requirements are encouraged to apply. Related documents Cler/kCashier JD

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You remember the common love catch line “never too busy for you!” Let’s assume Mary (the girlfriend) asked if she could meet up for lunch with Peter (the boyfriend). Peter could respond – “am never too busy for you my dear” this implies that Peter can make time for Mary no matter the circumstance and this is simply because it's among his priorities likewise, if Peter is not interested in Mary, “I’m busy” would come in handy. As human beings we sometimes tend to use the “I’m busy” answer as a way out from doing something. The other scenario would be if Peter is actually busy, if he is concerned and wants to have lunch with Mary he would instead respond this way “at that time I will be meeting one of our good clients over lunch, can we do it tomorrow?” he would basically try to explain the reason why he is busy Instead of defaulting to “I’m busy” for an easy answer. The “I’m busy” response is most times a spontaneous one that people use as a filler when they don’t want to out rightly say I don’t want to do it otherwise if they did want to, they would make time maybe not at that particular moment but at the next opportune moment. You have certainly been given the “I’m busy” answer at some point or you have given it yourself as a way out of a situation at office. Everyone out there is busy when they are not working, they are attending a meeting, dealing with traffic, picking kids from school, parenting, doing house chores, maybe going to school themselves,  the list is endless. So responding that you are busy you could as well imply that the other party isn’t later on meaning that what they are talking about isn’t a priority. Remember being busy doesn’t necessarily mean being productive so do not use the “I’m busy” reason for an easy answer when confronted with a situation that requires your attention instead, talk about what you are working on that is making you busy. This will sound more professional and will be easily accepted by the other party. Everyone is busy out there someone would rather hear about how you’re managing your priorities not how your priorities are managing you. Over to you; Feel free to share your opinions in the comments for discussion, we believe that the answer to every situation is out there just that we are not expressing our opinions enough. Contributed by: Henry Mubiru Kweba. Views expressed by Jobopenings.co.ug contributors are their own.
Employers don’t put all their eggs in one basket. They normally interview a number of candidates before choosing their best then why should you a job seeker put your eggs in one basket where you make one job application and wait. You might feel you’re the ‘perfect’ candidate for this job, there is no way anyone else would have more or better experience than you, the company would be mad not to hire you, etc. All of which may well be true from your perspective, but you have no idea what is going on the other side of the interview table. It’s usually such job seekers who end up being devastated when they’ve put a pause to their job search in anticipation of securing the job they have been interviewed for. Understand that as much as you have the best experience, education, there could be someone better so set your mind to believe that as much as you might have a good chance to take up the job there could be someone better. For this reason, you should throw as many applications out there this will increase your chances of landing more interviews and eventually a job. In so doing, you could as well end up in a situation where you have multiple offers for you to choose from. Not only is this a confidence booster but it will put you in the driving seat during your job search. Regardless of how confident you feel about a role, always keep applying to other positions. If things work out, great. If they don’t, you’ll be grateful you kept going. Many job seekers pause their job search when they get interviewed. Yes, being interviewed is a good, meaning that not only has your resume got you the interview spot, but you’ve also got the skills and experience the employer needs. What you don’t know is who they are actually looking for. You won’t be the only one interviewed-yes you read it right. The competition may have been significantly reduced by the time you are shortlisted for the interview, but there could be other candidates competing for the same job, candidate who could be better than you are. Don’t assume that since the interview seemed positive, you should merely wait for an offer of employment. Don’t feel completely self-assured that you will get the job, because you do not know who else the employer is interviewing otherwise, you may wait endlessly. The “Don’t put your eggs in one basket” moral in your job search means, until you have secured your dream job offer from an employer, don’t stop applying, attending interviews and networking. We hope this article can be useful in your future job search well, do not hesitate to share your job search experience in the comments. Contributed by: Henry Mubiru Kweba.  Views expressed by  Jobopenings.co.ug  contributors are their own.
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