Medical Officer/Site Study Coordinator Charity Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to:  Project Leader
Position Code: MO318
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary:  The Medical Officer/Site Study Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the smooth conduct of the GDM study; however, he/she may be called upon to support other studies under the NCD theme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities at the Masaka field site
  • Track and order supplies/consumables for the site teams
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants as appropriate
  • Administer research related interviews, questionnaires or checklists and collect data
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of data collected by site team by checking checklists/ questionnaires regularly
  • Draw blood samples from patient/study participants as appropriate
  • Interpret lab results and provide referral where lab results dictate so
  • Ensure that GCP guidelines are followed in the conduct of study procedures and activities
  • Provide support to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital staff to screen, diagnose and treat research participants as appropriate
  • Provide clinical support to other staff and health workers
  • Provide clinical mentorship for healthcare workers providing clinical care at the site in liaison with the Masaka District Health Office or the Ministry of Health.
  • Facilitate site team trainings
  • Supervise other members of the Masaka field site in the performance of their tasks
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Project Leader/NCD theme leader.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold an MBChB degree or equivalent clinical qualifications with 1 or more years’ experience working in a research setting.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate qualifications in public health, epidemiology or other related field will be an added advantage.
  • Research practice or human subject training e.g. GCP is highly desirable
  • Experience in conducting research in a population-based setting
  • Clear understanding of how to screen, diagnose and treat common diseases and how to apply appropriate referral protocols
  • Computer Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good writing and communication skills
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed to NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: Medical Officer – MO318. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 30th March 2018

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2 Fresher Junior Software Developer Job Placements – DEI Technologies International Ltd

Organisation: DEI Technologies International Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
DEI Group of Companies International Ltd is an international company established in 1999 in Uganda. Its core business is mining. It also owns DEI Technologies International Ltd.
Job Summary: The Junior Software Developer will help grow our team and deliver software solutions to our awesome users . As a junior developer, you will be working alongside an existing team of senior and intermediate developers. Projects will range from small, distinct pieces of work to long term program engagements. You will be expected to quickly learn the programming languages and frameworks in place, and work with your designated Senior Developer mentor to deliver great quality features on assigned projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
         Development of new software and web applications: modify and enhance existing software and web applications for clients within expected time, quality and completion metrics
         Active participation in scoping, design, and pricing exercises as part of the development team
         Testing of software and ensuring that completed work correctly meets requirements, and is in accordance with agreed designs
         Work in conjunction with other developers on development projects and ensure that your work is compatible with, and does not duplicate the work of others

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent
         One year experience in software development
         The ideal candidate should have experience in developing with one (ideally two) of the following languages ( PHP, Javascript, SQL, CSS, HTML)
         Excellent written and oral communication
         Sense of when to escalate a problem, or ask for assistance
         Problem solving and follow through
         Pragmatic and thorough
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications by hand delivery to our Liaison Office in Kabalagala, Selina Plaza next to MTN Building Room TB 39
NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 29th March 2018.

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Uganda: Human Resource Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

Job Description

Human Resource Assistant

Relationship: Reports to Area Program Manager

Job Purpose: Ensure the smooth running of the office in relation to all administrative and human resources processes; ensuring that office administrative resources are used appropriately and in conformity with DRC/Donor Guidelines and policies.

Incumbent Tasks/Responsibilities


  • Monitor any changes in national laws related to DRC/DDG operations, e.g. Labour Law.
  • Perform general clerical duties, including photocopying, filing and mailing
  • Routinely re-order office supplies
  • Manage the filing, storage and security of documents, including HR files, project assets, consumables, etc.; ensure all documents are filed according to the guidelines in Operations Handbook
  • Maintain a tracking system for all communications (in-coming and out-going) by receiving and forwarding to the responsible staffs, and circulating from DRC/DDG staffs to external parties.
  • Chair weekly meetings and send minutes to Kampala

Human Resources

  • Maintain confidential, accurate and up to date records of all staff (i.e. personnel information and management systems)
  • Maintain an updated Staff Database including tracking contract dates and extensions
  • Ensure staff management and follow up for the office: record staff absences, overtime, holidays, contracts, contract renewals and end of contract documents and payments, explain policies to staff and implement procedures
  • Track staff leave and support Supervisors in ensuring leave planning is done
  • Maintain the HR filing system, including update of all paperwork
  • Prepare office payroll, tax and social insurance documentation on a monthly basis for checking and authorisation by Area Program Manager, and ensure timely payment of these
  • Prepare recruitment planner to acquire authorization for every position and ensure a transparent and fair recruitment procedure in liaison with Area Manager and HR Kampala
  • Prepare all casual/Volunteer contracts with guidance and support from Kampala HR and maintain records of all contract related information; and ensure those are paid on a timely basis.
  • Maintain Administrative guidelines and update if procedure changes
  • Ensure compliance with all DRC/Donor HR and Admin procedures and liaise with Area Manager and Kampala HR unit for support in attaining this.


  • Ensure that all finance/admin/HR procedures are carried out according to DRC standards and in a transparent way
  • Supervise Guards, office attendant and Housekeeping staff and manage their schedules, leave planning and other HR needs
  • Take initiative to ensure targets are prioritized and achieved before stated deadlines.
  • Ensure that a good relations with the district authorities are fully maintained

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 5th April 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Private Sector Specialist USAID UHSS Project Careers – Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.
About USAID UHSS Project:
The purpose of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) project is to strengthen the health system by improving leadership and accountability for achieving results across public and private health systems at national, regional, district, and local levels. The activity seeks to strengthen central-level stewardship and district-level management of the health system; support initiatives that increase domestic financing for health; identify and implement interventions that improve efficient use of key health resources; and strengthen state and non-state community systems for improved quality health services.
Job Summary: The Private Sector Specialist will be responsible for leading private sector engagement activities for the project. S/He will design and lead implementation of public-private partnerships, policy interventions in support of the private sector. As delegated, s/he will represent private sector needs and capabilities on government technical working groups and actively involve private sector stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Conduct research on the health private sector in Uganda, including its level of partnership with the government and its financial contribution to health financing.
  • Document the governance structure for the private sector and analyze strengths, weaknesses, and gaps.  Make recommendations for improvement.
  • Lead/facilitate to the improvement of the existing institutional and regulatory framework to promote the development of private sector engagement and increase accountability for results.
  • Develop appropriate approaches to reinforce partnerships between the government and private sector health providers to better meet the needs of Ugandans.
  • Lead capacity development activities in public-private partnerships with both the government and the private sector.
  • Support the government and the private sector to create twinning partnerships between regional health facilities and private sector facilities.
  • Help the MOH develop (or review) and implement a system to contract out services to improve efficiency and quality, and to reach remote areas.
  • In collaboration with the Health Economist, support MOH in promoting private sector investment in the Ugandan health sector
  • Create or reinforce working groups designed to increase collaboration between the public agencies (health and non-health) and the private health sector.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should for the USAID Project Private Sector Specialist career placement must be Ugandans who hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, Project Management, Health Economics, Health Policy or MBA
  • At least 10 years of work experience in private sector engagement or experience in developing and managing partnerships, including brokering public-private partnerships.  Proven experience in capacity building in leadership, planning and management.
  • Previous experience in managing projects funded by international donors, in particular USAID.
  • Proven ability to foster and develop relationships with various organizations and stakeholders in the private and government sectors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health management and health systems.
  • Strong quantitative skills, including financial in order to measure increased investments in health due to public-private partnerships.
  • Ability to navigate in a complex and dynamic environment to work within established and emerging governance structures and understanding of policy environments.
  • Strong knowledge and relationships within the Ugandan private sector.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with proven experience in developing PowerPoint presentations and reports.
NB: This position is contingent upon award.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt Associates in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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Uganda: Project Manager, Innovation

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

Living Goods was born out of the spirit of innovation. A decade ago, after accompanying Avon saleswomen in rural African villages, Chuck Slaughter created Living Goods using community health workers to sell medicines and lifesaving products door-to-door. Seven years later, we replicated Living Goods in Kenya. The following year, we expanded to Zambia and Myanmar.

But innovation at Living Goods is more than expansion. It’s also invention.

That’s why we worked with software and biotech partners to create smart phone aps for community health workers to conduct health screenings and treat common ailments at the household level. In Kenya, community health workers are now testing new techniques, like paperless clinic referrals, biosensors to track infant growth, and HIV self-testing kits. In Uganda, they’re testing new self-injectable contraceptives.

But innovation at Living Goods is more than invention. It’s also transformation.

That’s why we’re broadening our model from equipping and educating community health workers to transforming the entire system of community health. We’re now partnering closely with Ministries of Health, helping them incorporate mobile technology, collect and analyze data, stock essential medicines, train and coach supervisors in best practice performance management, and help to guide and incentivize community health workers to be as impactful as they can be.

We’re also transforming the way community health is financed. In global conferences and forums, we’re leading conversations about results-based financing and contracting. Locally, we’re advising county governments on strategies like pay for performance and financial incentives that motivate both health workers and managers.

The Opportunity

We’ve created a dedicated team led by a new Global Innovations Director to provide catalytic leadership. The Innovations team will work closely with the country teams to lead the innovation agenda. One arm of the team will focus on radical innovation to transform community health – called LGX. Another arm runs the Innovation Network, a Gates-funded incubation lab that tests community health technologies. The third arm of team is the Innovation Experiment Program. Led by the Senior Manager, Global Innovation, this arm will lead programmatic, financing and technology innovations. The Senior Manager oversees the Project Manager, Innovation in Uganda.

Design experiments – You will develop experiments and workplans for new programs, technologies and processes- that can improve efficiency and health impact.

Manage experiments – You will coordinate experiments to test new programs, technologies, and processes. You will work with field teams, partners, and other departments. You will draw insights, identify challenges, and make adjustments needed to ensure success.

Contribute to the idea pipeline – collaborate with colleagues to generate ideas that will make the biggest difference, collating ideas top down, bottom up including input from clients and Community Health Workers.

Manage your team– You will guide and motivate the Innovation Coordinator and Innovation Analyst. Ensure that you work as a team to deliver experiments against the approved design plan, overcome challenges, and monitor and report frequently against success criteria.

Share lessons learned – Share widely what we learn (successes and failures), helping not just Living Goods but also the field of community health, ministries of health, and other community health organizations all around the world

Your background

Project management skills. You have a bachelor’s degree and 4+ years experience managing projects in emerging markets. You like to get things done in a structured, methodical way. You are driven to use data to find solutions and inform decision-making.

Passion for community health. Ideally, you have experience working in public health or health technologies. If not, you are steadfastly committed to improving health of low income people globally.

Curiosity.** You wonder a lot. You love to day- dream about solutions to problems. You are good at conceptualizing. You like to design things. You read a lot and know what is happening around the world, and new ideas in difference contexts spark your creative juices.

Collaborative. You know how to motivate people to think differently and to help others set priorities and work towards goals.

Strategic. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.

Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Project Manager Innovation through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

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District Based Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: HRH Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The District Based Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts of support. She/he will coordinate with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure that all technical guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, TB, maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and other primary care services. She/he will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provides technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported districts assigned.
  • Improves the quality of and access to MNCH, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition  services in project-supported sites by adopting and institutionalizing quality improvement and Site Improvement and Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches
  • Assists in setting up and running special clinical services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
  • Coordinates and participates in capacity building of district and site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal trainings.
  • Provides technical guidance to the district teams for annual and quarterly work plan development
  • Manages project finances and other resources related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the Foundation finance guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.
  • Participate in process of data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T
  • Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership and other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Project Program Officer job opportunity should hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT and HIV care programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ARTand MNCH services at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 30th March 2018

Uganda: Warehouse Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018


General Description of the Role:

The Warehouse Assistant will carry out the three-fold role of handling of Goods-In, Storage and Stock Control as well as handling Goods-out of the warehouse.

Goods In

  • Loading and unloading goods from delivery vans or lorries
  • Checking that the correct quantity and type of goods have been received
  • Recording any damaged, missing or faulty goods
  • Signing the delivery form, once satisfied that the goods are complete and issuing Goods Received Note accordingly
  • Moving the goods to the correct area in the warehouse, either manually or using mechanical handling equipment
  • Labeling goods.

Storage & Stock Control

  • Allocating storage space to goods
  • Relocating and re-stacking goods to make space for a new delivery
  • Keeping records (often both manually and computerized) of goods, their location and quantity
  • Undertaking stock taking as and when scheduled
  • Re-ordering if stock levels fall too low.

Goods Out

  • Picking goods that have been ordered
  • Keeping records of goods which have been picked / requested out
  • Preparing despatch notes and labels
  • Moving and stacking goods ready for delivery, either by hand or using machinery.

General Responsibilities

  • Compliance with security procedures and health & safety
  • Maintaining the warehouse in a tidy state and clearing away packing material and debris
  • Using computerized systems and any other technology to record goods movement.
  • Integrate best practices in handling warehouse materials.

In addition to these duties, the Warehouse Assistant may have the additional responsibility for:

  • Liaising with manufacturers, distributors and suppliers
  • Arranging carriage or actually delivering goods to the Kyaka II Office sub offices
  • Quality control of goods in and/or goods out
  • Maintenance of stable conditions or temperatures (e.g. for perishable food items, chemicals or drugs).

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 5th April 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda Project Careers – Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About Project:
The Safe and Inclusive Cities Programme seeks to contribute to the development of a diverse and strong civil society in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe which influences urban governance and development processes and contributes to making cities safe and inclusive for young women and men (age 15-25). The programme is funded by DANIDA starting in 2018 and will be implemented in partnership with local civil society organisations focusing on 1) reducing urban violence and conflict affecting young women and men, 2) increasing young women and men’s access to decent work, and 3) increasing young women and men’s influence in urban governance and planning on safety and economic opportunities.
Job Summary: The M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda is responsible for implementation of project M&E Frameworks. The jobholder supports work planning for project baselines, on-going monitoring of implementation mid-term reviews and final evaluation. He/ she will also be responsible for documentation and learning in the project
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Together with other Programme Unit / project team members, coordinates and supports the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives for the Safer Cities Project and other projects being implemented in Kampala Urban programme.
  • Coordinates and leads development of projects indicators, monitoring frameworks, tools and guidelines.
  • Leads development and design of all researches within the projects, working closely with the Project Coordinators, MER Manager, Programme Unit  Manager and technical specialists’ team.
  • Leads and supports the design and delivery of major evaluation and monitoring initiatives, including project baselines within the Programme Unit.
  • As a member of the project teams, advises management and programme staff on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation & research within the Programme Unit.
  • Facilitates training and development activities and provides coaching and mentoring for Plan International project teams and implementing partners staffs on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning aspects.
  • Facilitates organisational learning by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external project information on monitoring, evaluation & research.
  • Prepares M&E quarterly progress reports on the projects’ monitoring, evaluation & research initiatives for internal and external use.
  • Supports Implementing Partner staff to manage project data base and other MEL aspects within their organisations.
  • Support management in all monitoring and documentation related project activities.
  • Support the utilisation of the corporate M & E system within the Programme Unit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda job opportunity must hold a  Post-Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, , Human Rights  or any other related field and  first degree in a relevant field
  • Additional training at Post-Graduate level in project planning and management.
  • Ten years’ experience in working with youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of youth / community engagement for  urban safety, and economic empowerment interventions, preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Experience in urban policy and advocacy issues with and for young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks is an added advantage
  • Experience in managing consortiums of partners and implementing projects with partners, partners’ capacity building and CSO strengthening.
  • Experience managing large, complex donor projects, at senior technical management  level
  • Proven success in engaging city level stakeholders, especially city authorities, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments, community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
  • Partnership management and capacity building of partners
  • Knowledge of youth development related policies and strategies
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender equality
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
  • Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 30th March 2018

Uganda: Livelihoods Officer (Market Development)

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 02 Apr 2018

23 March 2018

Terms of Reference

Livelihood Officer (Market development)

Duty Station:

This position is based in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement and will be providing support to the implementation of DRC Program. The job is field based with frequent movement within the project Area.

Position and Reporting Line:

The Livelihood Officer reports to the Livelihoods Coordinator with a technical reporting line to the Livelihood Manager in Kampala.

General Objectives

The post refers to a trained DRC staff with vast knowledge of the contextual area of operation and responsible for the day to day operations in the beneficiary communities.

Specific tasks:

Coordination/ Representation

  • Under the supervision of the Livelihoods Coordinator, coordinate with stakeholders, DRC livelihood related linkages representing the organization within its internal guidelines/standards and those of donors/partners in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all Livelihood related meetings with the District Local Governments, lower local governments, and other stakeholders
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Contribute and actively participate in internal and sector coordination meetings

Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in the livelihood thematic areas, with key focus on market development and cash based interventions
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to analysis
  • Develop market-based interventions and tools to guide market development
  • Provide key accountability, documentation and assessments to guide cash based interventions
  • Responsible for day to day activity implementation (with cash based interventions being a core activity) through efficient and effective ways
  • Contribute to the design of capacity building syllabi and materials and effectively implement the trainings at all levels
  • Manage the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood and cash activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the sector and with Management
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the area of livelihoods

Staff management

  • Supervise and mentor Livelihood Assistants in the district of jurisdiction, providing hands-on and real time training to ensure growth and development in performance of the Assistants
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability. Provide technical and informed programmatic leadership for the livelihood staff members and community based mechanisms in Kyaka II operational area as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for staff under direct supervision and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs – mentoring – through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers

Logistics /Finance

  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different activity locations.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their timely execution
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies in the right quantity and quality
  • Contribute to grants management of all livelihood projects through management of day to day project expenditures with strict adherence to internal finance policies and donor guidelines

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 4 years experience working with market and community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing cash based interventions
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kiswahili a key asset)
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Desirable: experience working with or implementing ECHO projects

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 2nd April 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CSO Grants Officer USAID Non-profit Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program, this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The CSO Grants Officer will be responsible the financial and sub-contract management of grants from the funds received under the project. S/he is responsible for grant monitoring and capacity building of recipients including internal control procedures; allowable costs/cost principles under USAID regulations; equipment and real Property Management; Period of availability of funds; S/he will effectively administer sub-grants to enhance the project’s activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Work with Grantees to complete legal incorporation, System for Award Management registrations, and dedicated bank accounts for grant funds.
  • Work with grantees to prepare and complete their cost proposals during the application process to ensure compliance with USAID and URC financial rules and regulations.
  • Maintain well-organized and updated files and records on each sub-grantee
  • Routinely monitor and review sub-grantees progress in meeting targets/ deliverables and providing documentation of expenditures in line with sub-grant requirements
  • Review activities reports from sub grantees to ensure compliance.
  • Facilitate timely release of sub-grantees funding and reimbursement.
  • Analyze the monthly financial reports of each grant, including: Checking the supporting documentation of each grant report (invoices, receipts, quotations, etc.);
  • Providing and reconciling grants bank statements for each monthly/quarterly report;
  • Verifying that monthly spending and cumulative spending is consistent with the approved budget for each grant; and confirming that the counterpart report complies with the general budget of the project.
  • Support improvement of sub-grantees financial capacity through regular coaching/monitoring.
  • Follow up and review of sub-grantee accountabilities and reports for direct site support activities.
  • Draft periodic reports for the Director, Financial Management & Operations and provide recommendations to improve grant performance.
  • Provide accounting and finance support to grants through site visits and scheduled meetings; visit field sites on a regular basis to monitor financial-related activities.
  • Develop and manage a database (physical and electronic files) to maintain information on the selection process, contracts, contract modifications and reports for all grants.
  • Provide regular feedback to Director Financial Management and Operations, COP and Deputy Chief of Party on sub-grantee progress.
  • Update and maintain the project tracker for sub-grantee progress monthly.
  • Develops materials and provides training and oversight to facilitate the preparation of reports Participate in internal audits and reviews, as required, to ensure compliance with URC standards, donor requirements, and generally accepted accounting practices
  • Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program and partner staff in these policies
  • Responsible for grant monitoring and capacity building of recipients in the following areas wherever applicable:
  • Internal control procedures;
  • Allowable costs/cost principles under USAID regulations;
  • Cash management systems;
  • Equipment and Real Property Management;
  • Period of availability of funds;
  • Procurement standards;
  • Program Income;
  • Reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB Project TB CSO Grants Officer job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree in Business, Management, Finance, Administration, or other related field.
  • Eight years of relevant experience managing the financial and administrative components of grants, grants-under-contract, subcontracts, preferably in donor-funded programs in the health sector.
  • Experience with sub granting to Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations and districts required.
  • Previous experience with USAID contracting and grant mechanisms, with demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial and management systems, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
NB: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it here.
Deadline: 30th March 2018 by 5:00 pm