COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (1)

One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a University network of Schools of Public Health and Schools of Veterinary that are located in seven countries namely; Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda with the regional secretariat located in Kampala Uganda, at the Makerere University School of Public Health Annex in Kololo.
OHCEA received a 5 year sub award for implementation of activities funded through University of Minnesota on an award from USAID for the implementation of the One Health Workforce Project (OHW). This project will facilitate Government Led, University Driven, Network Supported Coordination and collaboration across all levels of the human and animal health sectors
essential to meet the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) vision for “a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases.”
As part of the plan to implement the network and project objectives, OHCEA is in the process of recruiting qualified individuals to fill the following positions. These positions
will be based at the Regional Secretariat at Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala, Uganda.

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (1)

Under the supervision of the Regional Manager Technical of OHCEA, the Communications Officer will undertake the planning, development and delivery of internal and external communications for the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Network as well as be responsible for the development of proactive and effective communications, which
will include drafting website updates, new releases, member bulletins, brochures and other written materials used in the promotion of the network’s brand identity and public image and execution of communication.

The Communications Specialist Accountabilities: He/She will be accountable for the following:

  • Support communication objectives and communication plans.
  • Compose, edit, design and produce publications such as newsletters and correspondence.
  • Write news releases, speeches, articles as well as work with the programme manager to provide appropriate information packages for the different audiences
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for network functions and events.
  • Manage the composition, editing, design, recording and production of publications of documents such as quarterly newsletters, brochures, supplements, journals, annual reports and audio – visual recordings.
  • Coordinate, integrate, and manage information contributed to the website, including website content generation, update and coordination of the website maintenance in liaison with the website administration.
  • Coordinate the organization of open days, exhibitions, visits and support with any other special events of the network.
  • Assist with communications strategy audit and review as and when determined.
  • Respond to email and phone requests to provide information and resolve any concerns or issues regarding the network.
  • Assist with various special projects as requested to ensure the network operates effectively and meets business requirements.
  • Manage media contacts and continuously provide newsworthy information to the media
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Requires an understanding of inter-related work processes to be able to adapt to differing assignments.
  • Provides routine information to coordinate the assignments and work procedures of others.
  • Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with members, nonmembers, complainants and colleagues.
  • Is familiar with and draws on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements.
  • Experience in donor relationship
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Computer skills to produce effective reports, documents and presentations, as required.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications principles, guidelines and best working practices.
  • Adaptable to set and prioritize work with varying exceptions. Able to work with diverse personalities and styles.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Internet search and navigation skills
  • Skills in social media use
  • In – depth knowledge of national and international trends, conditions and developments related to communication and public relations, as well as knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • University education with a focus on professional writing, journalism, communications, public relations or equivalent work-related experience.
  • A Masters Degree or higher/equivalent in Mass communication or related fields
  • Minimum five years development communications, journalism or public relations experience.
  • At least four years working experience in leading the Communications for International NGOs.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit an application letter, a detailed CV, academic transcripts and three professional referees, to:

NB:
a) Candidates MUST be willing to work and live in Uganda with frequent travels within the region. Candidates that speak French are encouraged to apply.
b) The salaries for all the positions are competitive.
c) All positions are available on 1st February, 2016
d) The deadline for submission of applications is 18th December, 2015 at 5:00pm.
e) Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
f) All applications should be delivered to the addresses below with all relevant attachments:

Physical Address:
The Dean
Makerere College of Health Sciences School of Public Health,
Mulago Hospital Complex
Room 215, 2nd Floor
By E-mail to : dean@musph.ac.ug

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Future Opportunities – Students

Deloitte East Africa

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, acrossfour (4) countries of the region: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopiaand Tanzania.

A career in Deloitte offers you the opportunity to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment and participate in a range of “diversity and inclusion” initiatives.You willget the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career in the Ugandan market . Leverage your talent by applying for this exciting opportunity.

As an Associate, you will be a valuable resource in one of our departments in Uganda, focusing on the following:

  • Assist in planning work on assigned segments ofany of the following functions: audit, financial advisory, enterprise risk services, tax services, consulting and internal client services;
  • Execute detailedfunction procedures, including reviewing transactions, documents, records, reports and procedures and conductingrelevant tests which are sufficient in scope to support professional opinions as to the fair representation of client interests;
  • Assist in the collation of data, preparation ofreports and analytical reviews, as necessary;
  • Prepare work papers which record and summarisefunction procedures performed and ensure that working papersare filed per approved firm guidelines;
  • Assist in developing recommendations for corrective action/improvement;
  • Ensure assigned work is completed within agreed time frame and carried out per approved methodologies and standards and within agreed budgets;
  • Keep the manager updated on any issues arising from the assignment;
  • Assist with administration tasks such as filing and updating of client files; and
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the function.

As the ideal team player, you should posses the following attributes:

    • Have at least an Upper Second class honours degree;
    • Have at least17 points at ‘A’ Level;
    • Have a 1 st Grade in ‘O’ Level (with credit 3 in English and Mathematics) or equivalent;
    • Demonstratestrong communication, numerical and analytical skills;
    • Be willing to work under supervision and learn new skills quickly; and
    • Be result oriented and able to meet tight deadlines.

Note that:

Prior work experience is not a requirement; and

Thecandidate should be below 25 years old.

    To the successful candidate, the firm will offer ahighly energised team environment composed of individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.
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The World Bank – Education Specialist/Economist – 152523

The World Bank Group serves 48 client countries in the Africa Region (AFR). Clients range from low income countries among them many fragile and conflict states to a small but growing number of middle income countries (MICs) but with weak human development indicators. Average annual per capita income varies widely and inequalities persist in most AFR countries, with most of the Region’s people living in poverty. The Bank’s strategy in AFR is focused on two pillars – competitiveness and employment, and vulnerability and resilience – and a foundation – governance and public-sector capacity.

The  Education Sector Unit for Eastern and Southern Africa  is responsible for policy, analytical and operational work in the education sector in the sub-region. The unit currently has a portfolio of IDA projects, Trust Funds and major studies and technical assistance products in IDA  and middle-income countries.  The portfolio spans the full spectrum of the education sector from early childhood education to higher education and research. The unit  is committed to delivering high quality technical products to support education development in the Bank’s client countries, and to do so in a manner that builds capacity through collaborative interactions with country counterparts.

The unit’s core goals are to  (i) expand coverage of early childhood development in a cost-effective manner (ii) ensure universal completion of quality primary/basic education (iii)  improve learning outcomes, particularly in reading, mathematics and science and (iv) expand access to and quality of secondary, TVET and higher education, with a focus on applied sciences, engineering and technology and strengthening the links between post-basic education systems and labor markets. The unit is also developing innovative approaches to education, including the use of ICT to expand access and improve quality and results-based modalities for Bank projects. It tries to achieve these goals through education sector interventions (financial and analytical) and through interventions in other sectors that influence education outcomes, as well as through partnership activities with a variety of partners.

The World Bank financed/managed project portfolio in the education sector in Uganda is growing rapidly. By the end of July 2016, the portfolio is estimated to be around US$400m, with six distinct operations covering four sub-sectors (basic, secondary, skills, and higher education).  All the operations have elements of support on improving access, quality, equity and relevance of education.  Financed by the Global Partnership for Education Fund, the US$100m operation in primary education is focused on improving teacher and school effectiveness.  There is also a US$100m IDA-financed skills development operation focused on enhancing the capacity of institutions to deliver high quality, demand-driven training programs in target sectors. There is an ongoing analytical program to support the Government in developing its next Education Sector Strategic Plan.

 

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Education Specialist/Economist will work under the supervision of the Education Practice Manager. S/he  will support the daily management of the Uganda education portfolio and is expected to be responsible for the following tasks and duties:
• Provide support to respective governments and implementing agencies to help identify and resolve implementation problems and bottlenecks, advance progress of various activities and components, based on a thorough understanding of the development objectives and design of the project.  Specific focus on monitoring of budgets and implementation progress of major activities and components. Identify monthly key milestones to be met by the government and the Bank across all components and implementing agencies.
• Participate in the formulation and facilitate the implementation of Annual Work Plans (AWP) and procurement plans and assist as needed with the review of requests for IDA’s ‘no objection’ on key planning documents, reports and others as needed. Ensure that the results frameworks are updated every six months and help the government to use the results framework to guide project implementation.
• In close coordination with the Procurement Specialist and Financial Management Specialist and under the supervision of the TTLs, contribute to the efficient processing of all procurement requests and withdrawal applications.
• Monitor and provide advisory support to task teams on the adherence to World Bank’s operational policies and quality requirements in technical and fiduciary due diligence. In addition, the candidate may contribute to development of pipeline projects and the mobilization of resources and expertise for its realization.
• Provide inputs to the preparation of diverse operational products/outputs (e.g., projects briefs, portfolio performance reviews, Trust Fund (TF) Grant Fund Request  (GFR), Grant Report Monitoring (GRM) and closing reports, Back to Office Reports, Aide Memoires, Implementation Summary Reports (ISRs), activity completion reports, etc.).
• Interact with government counterparts, local education group, and other partner organizations (civil society organizations, academia, etc.) on project related issues as required by the task team.
• Participate in missions and in discussions regarding advice to borrowers and grant recipients.
• Participate in review meetings and represent the education teams in relevant Bank-wide initiatives.
• Other duties and tasks as specified by the Practice Manager, and the relevant project Task Team Leaders or whoever they may designate.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

• Education:  At least a Masters degree in Education/ Economics/Business or relevant field.
• Experience:  A minimum of 7 years of relevant international work experience is required, preferably in Uganda.  Familiarity with World Bank operations, including preparation and implementation support for projects, is highly desirable. Knowledge in Bank operational policies and systems (including SAP, operations portal, Business Warehouse), Trust Fund policies, and GPE policies and procedures would be a plus.
• Good understanding of the main issues, dynamics and evolution of the education sector in Uganda or in other countries.
• Strong client orientation and proven ability to work with government agencies, ability to identify problems, provide technical support, build consensus and arrive at solutions. Ability to coordinate and work across different govt. departments.
• High levels of energy, initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements.
• Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to country and management requests, and set priorities for self and others.
• Must have proficiency in English and excellent writing skills.

 

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

For further details and to apply, please go to http://www.worldbank.org/careers and under “current job openings” seek vacancy number 152523. Deadline is December 14, 2015. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Living Goods empowers micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-changing products to the doorsteps of the underserved. We are a pioneering, dynamic and highly impactful social enterprise and are entering a period of exciting expansion. Living Goods is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to support this development and to implement strong marketing plans at the branch, community health worker, and consumer level.

As the Marketing Coordinator for Uganda, you will develop and implement all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for Uganda. Reporting to the Director of Field Operations, you will be a key contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Responsibilities

 

Point of sales branding and marketing activities

  • Ensure great Living Goods visibility including developing and implementing relevant merchandising at Ugandan branches and agent level.
  • Develop successful marketing activities throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS campaigns, outdoor events, new product launch plans…
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of the activities on the ground including support to sales team and training team
  • Liaise with outside providers to ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Measure success of activities both on performance and return on investment

 

Products and analysis

  • Support analytics to measure success of our ranges and marketing activities
  • Support the product team to improve our portfolio performance: help develop testing in Uganda and support launch of any innovation

 

Partnerships

  • Help manage marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs including on the ground implementation, monitoring and relationships with partners

 

Testing

  • Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on LG’s objectives

 

Communication

  • Develop content & stories from the field to support Living Goods’ social media strategy
  • Design and execute a media strategy for Uganda to strengthen Living Goods awareness in country

 

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

 

Living Goods has been featured in The New York TimesNBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington PostCheck out these articles and more on our press page.

 

Life at Living Goods

Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you willthrive at Living Goods. See http://www.livinggoods.org/principles.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

http://www.livinggoods.org

follow us @Living_Goods

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communications.
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in marketing and/or trade marketing.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Adobe a plus.

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Technology/IT Manager

Living Goods is seeking a Technology/IT Manager to join our team in Kampala. We believe that mobile is an increasingly powerful and positive disruptive force in enabling our agents to provide effective community health service and drive impact.

As the Technology/IT Manager you will pioneer and implement game-changing innovations while managing Living Goods’ mission critical mobile tools, data management systems and software needs. Working with our Nairobi-based tech team, you will lead our Kampala technology team in piloting multiple innovations to use mobile technology to improve diagnosis and treatments by agents, monitor and evaluate impact, solve last mile distribution problems, and track product and inventory. You will provide management leadership in the IT projects though coordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities.
Responsibilities

  • Support Living Goods Uganda’s IT technology strategy implementation, pioneering innovative mobile/tech solutions and applications to drive our growth, expansion and impact.
  • Establish and implement appropriate IT project management plan and infrastructure and undertake continuous coordination and monitoring of the project activities to assess progress against planned delivery.
  • Establish appropriate IT quality assurance and control standards and ensure compliance
  • Manage the Living Goods’ in-country technology team, cultivating the growth of existing talent and bringing in new skills and experience where necessary.
  • Support product management and product design for all technology products, whether developed in-house at Living Goods or developed by vendors, ensuring effective communication across actors.
  • Oversee development of innovative mobile marketing tools and platforms, e.g. data collection, training support, field sales force management, mobile money, customer financing, incentive systems, smart phone and tablet apps, GIS etc.
  • Support management of all Living Goods management information systems including: LG’s data warehouse and reporting tools, website, accounting software, point of sale system, and Salesforce database.
  • Prepare and disseminating project reports on a regular basis to internal and external users.
  • Work with department heads, end users and stakeholders to understand their needs and develop creative and effective solutions.
  • Contribute to overall organizational tech strategy.

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of the poor.

 

Living Goods has been featured in The New York TimesNBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

http://www.livinggoods.org

follow us @Living_Goods

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • University degree required, preference to candidates with Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Business degrees.
  • 5+ years experience leading or implementing technology strategy for organizations with large teams, with in depth exposure to: mobile-based systems, accounting systems, and CRMs.
  • At least 3 years experience managing multi-stakeholder IT projects or programs.
  • Experience leading and managing software application development for web or mobile platforms as well as developing database systems.
  • Very strong project management skills, comfortable with managing complex project in one or more: SQL, PHP, Python, JavaScript, web-development and health systems development.

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Marketing/Sales and Customer Service

SafeBoda is hiring in Uganda! Join the Community. Spread the word. Looking for marketing/sales and operations people. Minimum requirements:

1. 2+ years experience with a leading company in marketing/sales and customer service

2. Great Communicator, Hard-Working and a Problem Solver

3. Bachelors Degree from a leading university

If interested please send:

a 1) CV and 2) Cover Letter to info@safeboda.com