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Clinton Health Access Initiative Kampala, Uganda
25/03/2020
Full time
Senior Software Developer INCD Country : Uganda City : Kampala Type : Full Time Program (Division)   Country Programs - Uganda Overview The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org Program Background: In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics. The eHealth program objective is to ensure the right person has the right data in good time. We work with CHAI teams and External partners to design and build tools that work with other systems to fill the information systems gaps in collecting and disseminating data.  Purpose of the Position:  He/She will be involved in every part of the software lifecycle from requirements discussion to development, testing, releasing, and deployment. He/She will support the Infectious and Non-Communicable disease program to build user-friendly, well-documented, scalable, and sustainable software systems that support CHAI’s focus areas in Uganda. The position will require a minimum of 40 hours a week, but additional flexibility may be required of him/her in order to meet targets. He/She will be expected to embrace these challenges, learn fast, and deliver great results. • Propose novel technology solutions to address key challenges in Uganda’s Health sector • Create complex, high-quality software tools based on demanding user-requirements • Use the latest tools and techniques including agile development and pair programming • Discuss design, scalability, interoperability and other issues encountered with the team • Participate in code reviews, bug tracking, project management with the rest of the team • Generating quality technical documentation and user training on software tools developed Responsibilities The Senior Software Developer INCD will work within the CHAI Infectious and non-Communicable Disease team to perform the following duties: Responsibilities : Develop and maintain the data management system that enables transmission of Early Infant Diagnosis data from facilities doing Point of Care testing to update the Early Infant Diagnosis dashboard. Develop and maintain a business management system to support the daily payment tracking and transaction approvals. Develop and maintain an HIV Drug Resistance module on the Viral Load Laboratory Information Management Systems and report to the Anti-Retroviral Therapy 3 rd  line committee. Conduct system maintenance for the Electronic Infant follow up platform, while trouble-shooting and fixing system bugs Develop Quality Assurance test suites for all systems developed or enhanced. Perform any other responsibilities as assigned Qualifications • Bachelor degree, preferably with an IT focus • 4+ years prior work experience in Software Development (working with multiple programming languages and frameworks) • Excellent knowledge and experience with object oriented programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#, C++, etc) and working experience with multiple other programming languages. • Experience in the design and use of relational databases i.e. SQL (pregerably PostgreSQL or MySQL) and OO (scalable design patterns) skills. • Experience working with software Frameworks (Spring, .NET, Angular Django, Ruby on Rails or other MVCs), Version Control Systems and best practices (GIT), and “RESTfu” API design and implementation.Excellent testing practices (TDD, Code Reviews, UAT, etc.) • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms, including performance considerations in software development • Experience working with, or an interest in Agile Methodologies, such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum • Ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a multi-cultural, collaborative environment • Talent for translating user requirements into user-centric, scalable, and sustainable end products • Skilled at quickly learn new code bases and adjust to established teams and development practices • Commitment to details and designing work plans that meet deadlines and client expectations • Interest in continuous learning and a passion for suggesting innovative ways to improve the development process Compenencies: • Understand the complete software development life cycle, i.e. from developing a proof of concept to supporting the finished project • Understand basic Project Management concepts, limited practical experience, typically requires some assistance • Understands relevant program environment including goals and partner landscape • Performs basic analytical tasks in support of project management • Gathers and reviews data/ information; validates data/ information integrity • Provides professional advice within a defined program area or function • Work with supervisor to prioritize work requirements • Take a comprehensive, logical and data driven approach to problem solving • Understands identified discrete issues or problems • Synthesize ‘so what’ implications • May supervise small-sized team • May manage day-to-day activities of support staff • Coordinate and establish credibility with internal and junior level external stakeholders • Creates basic project budget with reasonable assumptions • Ensures appropriate posting of accounting information Learn more...  
DAI Uganda
25/03/2020
DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments. Deputy Chief of Party Location: Sub-Saharan Africa Location: Uganda Job Code: 5055 Description Deputy Chief of Party, Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity   DAI seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity. The Activity is a five-year project to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of households through agriculture-led inclusive economic growth. Inclusivity refers to the active participation and engagement of all actors looking to participate in the market system, including the poor, women, youth, ethnic minorities, or other marginalized groups who are often excluded – or exploited – by traditional market systems. The Activity will contribute to the Global Food Security Strategy Uganda Country Plan goal of reducing hunger, malnutrition, poverty and the USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2016-2021, a 5-year goal of strengthening Uganda’s systems to accelerate inclusive education, health and economic outcomes. The DCOP will support all aspects of technical implementation, maintain communication and momentum among teams, and oversee activity operations, including grants management, progress reporting, and administrative matters. S/he will serve as the secondary point of contact with USAID/Uganda and assume the COP responsibilities in the absence of the COP. Responsibilities: With the Chief of Party, provide leadership and oversight to all aspects of technical implementation, including designing and leading implementation of technical strategies and activities to meet the Activity’s objectives; Support annual work planning development process, implementation of workplan activities, and delivery of annual targets; Supervise Kampala- and regionally-based Partnership Managers to ensure coherent technical implementation and coordinate resources across implementation zones;   With the Chief of Party, identify issues and risks related to program implementation and guide appropriate program adjustments; Serve as a key liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, implementing partners, program stakeholders, national and regional policymakers and economic agencies, private sector entities, and civil society organizations. Oversee multiple activities simultaneously, including hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising local personnel; Ensure compliance with local labor laws, USAID policies, and DAI policies and procedures.  Qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant field of study such as rural and agricultural development, agricultural economics, agribusiness and/or business development, and social science or a related field, OR a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with, at least, 5 years of development experience relevant to the SOW. At least 8 years (10 years for a Bachelor’s degree) of progressively increasing responsibility in managing diverse teams and operational functions including public-private partnerships development, grants program management, and adaptive programming for activities of similar scope, size and complexity. Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective working relations with government officials, private sector stakeholder and local CSOs. At least five years of experience working in related fields in Africa, preferably East Africa. Interested candidates should send their CV to  IAMrecruitment@dai.com  with ‘DCOP’ in the subject line. Ugandan candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more...
Samasource Kampala, Uganda
25/03/2020
Full time
IT Specialist Kampala, Uganda   Contracted to Full Time   Samasource - East Africa   Experienced  SHARE About the Job: The incumbent will ensure that the system hardware, operating systems, software systems and related procedures adhere to organizational values and enabling staff to effectively perform their duties. The incumbent will receive instruction and guidance on new assignments with a reasonable amount of supervision in day to day work. Key Responsibilities: Ensure that virus protection software is installed on all PCs and are updated regularly Manage all communications and connection solutions including workstation connectivity, LANs & WAN to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications Participate in planning and implementation of IT policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance is consistent with organization goals, industry best practice and regulatory requirements Coordinate with business application functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives Deploying workstations, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems and all host security systems Manage all operating systems and end-user software Ensure integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, servers and databases in accordance with business needs and industry best practices regarding privacy, security and regulatory compliance Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights and storage allocations Perform regular network and security audits and document the same Perform and test routine system back-ups and restores Minimum Qualifications:  Degree in IT, Computer Science or Computer Engineering from a recognized University Professional qualifications: Systems administration/System Engineering, Certification in Microsoft MCSE/MCTIP, CCNA Minimum of 3 years of practical experience in a reputable organization Working technical knowledge of network, PC and platform operating systems Extensive application, support experience and working technical knowledge of current system software, protocols and standards including firewalls and active directory Experience in LAN administration, software and hardware troubleshooting and data maintenance About Samasource: 25% of the Fortune 50 trust Samasource to deliver secure, high-quality training data and validation for the technology teams driving humanity forward. From self-driving cars to smart hardware, Samasource fuels AI. Founded over a decade ago, we’re experts in image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, AR/VR, biotech, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Our staff are driven by a mission to expand opportunity for low-income people through the digital economy, and our social business model has helped lift over 50,000 people out of poverty. Featured in Forbes: How to Train Your AI Dragon (Safely, Easily, and Without Bias) Samasource Press Page Our Culture: Samasource is quite unique. We are a technology company with a social mission. People that thrive in a high growth environment, love working on the bleeding edge of technology, and really care about having a positive impact on the world are a great fit for the Samasource culture. Our core values are grit, integrity, humanity, and GTD (Get Things Done). At Samasource, we pride ourselves in being a diverse and equal opportunity employer. Learn more...
IRC Yumbe, Uganda
18/03/2020
Full time Regular Position
Requisition ID:  req8614 Job Title:  WPE SOCIAL WORKERS Sector:  Gender Employment Category:  Regular Employment Type:  Full-Time Open to Expatriates:  No Location:  Yumbe, Uganda Job Description BACKGROUND Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( www.rescue.org ) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC works in 12 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kotido, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Kaabong, Amudat, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Yumbe, and Kampala. The IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program has been operational in Yumbe district since August 2016. The WPE program in Yumbe district provides life-saving services to conflict-affected and displaced women and girls, including gender based violence (GBV) survivors, through a Women’s and Girls’ Centers located in all five zones of the BidiBidi settlement. Refugee and host community women and girls are provided with a safe space to access case management and psychosocial support and to attend skills-building and socio-economic empowerment activities. SCOPE OF WORK The WPE Social Worker (SW) will be providing case management and psychosocial support to refugee and host community women and girls in Yumbe District, specifically in BidiBidi settlement. He/She will provide women and girls access to information, services, and build informal support networks with other women at the Women Center and via mobile services. The SW will provide case management services to survivors of GBV, as well as psychosocial support and counseling to clients and support with non-GBV cases. The SW will employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the client’s wishes are respected, and her safety and confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case management process. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Work with WPE Response Officer to develop and oversee activities for women and girls in refugee and host- communities.   Identify and implement timely, survivor-centered and age-appropriate case management services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the WPE team and in the Women Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).   Identify available services and coordinate referrals based on the wishes and consent of the survivor.    Advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide additional confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes and GBV guiding principles.      Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.   Support the development and utilization of an zone-specific referral pathway for GBV cases.    Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and at the Women Centers.    Support capacity building and coordination activities in zone settings, including by delivering training sessions to local partner organizations on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, etc.   Maintain a positive relationship with Women Committee(s), WPE volunteers and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the WPE mobile team and they play an active role in the referral pathway. Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in GBV programming.  Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.   Develop and maintain work plans to achieve target indicators  Collect data through GBV and non-GBV management tools and systems.  Attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested by senior staff. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Position reports to:  WPE Response Officer Position directly supervises:  WPE Women Committees and Community Based Volunteers Indirect reporting:  WPE Manager Other internal and/or external contacts: Internal:  Close coordination with IRC Protection, M&E, Finance, HR, and Operations  External:  Close collaboration with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part of the urban survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) referral system PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. Qualifications        University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology,                      psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.)     At least 2 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly with refugees.   Experience supervising psychosocial programs, providing psychosocial support or case management, and/or working on gender based violence (GBV) and women’s empowerment.  Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.  Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.    Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.    Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.    Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.  Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.  High standard of spoken and written English.     Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.     Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. Learn more...