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Chemonics Kampala, Uganda
14/11/2019
Full time
Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development organization, seeks a Collaborating, Learning, & Adapting (CLA) Director for the anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda. This activity will aim to improve youth learning outcomes (P1-P4 reading in local language and English), while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will improve learning outcomes, address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country. Responsibilities include: Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities supporting the achievement of Activity goals and objectives, such as special studies, pauses and reflection activities, after action reviews, briefings, and communities of practices, learning events and/or seminars; Oversee all Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) tasks, ensuring that ICYD’s data processing environment is responsive to USAID and PEPFAR reporting and learning requirements; Oversee all communications efforts to share programmatic approaches and collaborate where possible with key in-country actors, including other USAID/Uganda activities; Develop tools and resources to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve the project and build capacity for integrating and adapting to lessons learned and changes in project context. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as international affairs, communications, knowledge management, organizational development, or relevant discipline); Minimum seven years of experience working in capacity building, management consulting, and/or organizational development, with at least five years of experience working on a USG-funded project; Demonstrated experience with USAID’s CLA approach required; Strong qualitative and quantitative skills with demonstrated experience in data collection, data analysis, data quality assessments, and performance monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of education, OVC, and health programs preferred; Excellent written and oral English abilities required; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Actual hiring is contingent on Chemonics being awarded the activity and on USAID approval. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data. For more information, please read the EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice here: https://chemonics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EU-Recruiting-Data-Privacy-Notice-12.2018.pdf Learn more...
Chemonics Kampala, Uganda
14/11/2019
Full time
Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development organization, seeks an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Technical Director for the anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda. This activity will aim to improve youth learning outcomes (P1-P4 reading in local language and English), while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will improve learning outcomes, address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to OVC service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country. Responsibilities include: In close collaboration with relevant program staff, the OVC Technical Director provides overall technical oversight and guidance to OVC service delivery and capacity building of local partners. The OVC Technical Director will: Oversee key interventions for OVCs, including HIV and gender-based violence prevention and response, linkages to clinical services, education support services, and economic strengthening initiatives; Oversee use of education subsidies and economic strengthening interventions that enable families to meet school-related expenses; Support the use of a case management approach to ensuring service delivery to vulnerable children; Ensure Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) services are delivered according to PEPFAR and/or USAID/Uganda guidance; Work with the CLA Director to support collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) to drive quality improvement among local OVC partners; Develop and implement (or support implementation of) plan to build the technical capacity of local OVC partners to serve as prime USAID award holders; Oversee strengthening of pre-service institutions to improve newly qualified social workers’ ability to successfully support OVCs and address child protection and child abuse, among other related issues. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in social sciences (e.g. social work, management, child development), public health, or related field; Minimum seven years of experience in technical direction of international programming that works to improve child protection, health, and safety; Experience building the capacity of and providing technical assistance to local partner organizations, especially those in the health and social welfare sectors; Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV/AIDS, social services management, and child welfare in the Ugandan context, including familiarity PEPFAR DREAMS approach and with Journeys curriculum for HIV and violence prevention; Minimum five years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, including direct supervision and evaluation of professional staff/consultants and management and oversight of multiple concurrent project activities and deliverables; Excellent written and oral English abilities required;  Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Actual hiring is contingent on Chemonics being awarded the activity and on USAID approval. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data. For more information, please read the EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice here: https://chemonics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EU-Recruiting-Data-Privacy-Notice-12.2018.pdf Learn more...
Chemonics Kampala, Uganda
14/11/2019
Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development organization, seeks an Education Technical Director for the anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda. This activity will aim to improve youth learning outcomes (P1-P4 reading in local language and English), while ensuring that children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. Specifically, this activity will improve learning outcomes, address primary school retention, provide technical assistance to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) service providers, and employ high-impact local partnerships to accomplish the activity’s objectives. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country. Responsibilities include: In close collaboration with relevant program staff, the Education Technical Director provides overall technical oversight and guidance to program work related to: building on recent early grade reading (EGR) support to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES); addressing primary school retention through a combination of family, community, and school-based interventions; and delivering effective technical assistance and support to MOES and other public/private institutions to progressively transition EGR in-service training from donor support. The Education Technical Director will: Provide technical oversight of ICYD’s efforts to strengthen learning outcomes for children and youth; Develop and oversee the implementation of ICYD’s EGR approach at scale, building from Uganda’s recent successes and addressing constraints to progress; Contribute to the adaptation and/or expansion the Journeys curriculum to meet the needs of all target districts in HIV and violence prevention; Provide technical oversight of ICYD’s efforts to improve school retention, including design of interventions intended to strengthen education subsidies, social welfare referral network strengthening, sensitization of caregivers, and teacher training; Oversee strengthening of pre-service institutions to improve newly qualified teachers’ ability to increase student learning outcomes; Work with the CLA Director to support collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) among counterparts to drive quality improvement in learning outcomes and school retention. Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in education, international development, or related field required; Master’s Degree in education policy, planning, curriculum development or reading instruction preferred; A minimum seven years of experience in technical direction of international programming that works to improve early grade reading and/or primary school retention; Prior experience with the development of, or overseeing the development of, early grade reading materials, teacher training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and student assessments; experience with school-related gender-based violence and positive discipline training preferred; A minimum five years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, including direct supervision and evaluation of professional staff/consultants and management and oversight of multiple concurrent project activities and deliverables; Familiarity with Journeys curriculum for HIV and violence prevention, social welfare referral systems, and PEPFAR/OVC programming;  Excellent written and oral English abilities required; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Actual hiring is contingent on Chemonics being awarded the activity and on USAID approval. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data. For more information, please read the EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice here: https://chemonics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EU-Recruiting-Data-Privacy-Notice-12.2018.pdf Learn more...
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Kyangwali, Uganda
14/11/2019
Full time
Finance Officer –Kyangwali..Open to Ugandan Nationals Only Uganda, Norwegian Refugee Council The Finance Officer will on a monthly basis support the Area and Country offices in internal reporting and account analysis. Perform accounts payable accounting function including receiving and matching invoices, account coding, preparation of disbursements and accounts payable related record keeping. Application deadline: 27/11/2019 Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council Town/city: Kikube District Title: Finance Officer –Kyangwali Full-time/part-time: Full-time Employment type: Contract Percentage of full-time: 100 Webcruiter ID: 4157932340 Positions: 1 Start date: 30/11/2019   Social sharing : Duties and responsibilities Support the Area Manager in Kyangwali in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Area 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 Finance Coordinator and Finance Manager. 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 AM and Field Coordinator development of area master support budget Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting.   Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.  Three (3) years’ progressive experience in financial management, budget monitoring, audit compliance, and risk management.  Familiar with3 year of INGO experience is a plus.   CPA2 qualification is added advantage. Knowledge of Aggresso is added advantage. 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 We can offer 12 Months contract with possibility of extension subject to funds. We highly encourage female candidates to apply. Learn more...

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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.
More than 80% percent of applications are discarded or ignored at first glance well, we know you want your application to be part of the 20%. Here is why your application can miss being among the 20%; Use of non-standard CV formats There are normally standard CV formats, if you use the non-standard format recruiters may get confused trying to find information about you on your CV, don’t get overly creative in designing your CV simply use the standard formats. All employers are looking for is information about you, and they should be able to find this easily on your CV. Spelling, grammar and/or punctuation errors Many recruiters assume that an application filled with spelling, grammar and/or punctuation errors means the person’s work execution will likely be the same. With these kinds of mistakes your application will most likely find it’s way in the dust bin. Always try to proof read your applications and or CV before submission or ask a friend to. Unexplained gaps in your work history As long as you explain what you were doing during a time gap on your CV there isn’t as big of a deal. Maybe you went back to school for your master’s degree, then include the additional degree and related dates in your Education section. Don’t leave work history gaps that aren’t explained. Unexplained gaps in your work history can lead your applications to the bin. Lack of the minimum required years of experience and skills If the minimum number of years of experience required for a position is 5+, you might be able to get away with only three years of experience. But if you have much less than that, you should think twice before applying for the position. Lack of the minimum required years of experience and skills may get your application out rightly binned. Don’t apply for a customer relations manager positions if you are not a people person or you can’t handle customer complaints. Concentrate your applications for roles that closely match your experience and skills. We hope this helps to turn the 80%,20% figures around.  We’d love to see the day where only 20 percent of applications end up in the bin instead. Contributed by: Henry Mubiru Kweba.  Views expressed by  Jobopenings.co.ug  contributors are their own.
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