Public Relations Associate @ Bridge International Academies

About the Role.

We are looking for someone to support Bridge through external communications. The role will include telling the Bridge story across all channels, creating content, and strengthening communications with journalists, stakeholders and opinion leaders.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of all mass communications channels and the ability to design content that optimises news and social media. They will be an extremely effective written communicator, a planner, creative, and able to plug into an international Communications team. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.

The PR and Communications team is the hub for all press and media work that comes into the organisation or goes out from it. It works proactively to generate positive media coverage for all activities and campaigns. It delivers media plans and develops opportunities both proactively and re actively to service a huge array of media/journalists that make contact for comment, information and sign-posting on day to day events and upcoming issues. The team is responsible for developing a comprehensive media approach including statements and press releases to feature/audio visual material and campaign packs. It also continually monitors and evaluates all media coverage gained.

We strive for top performance and excellence in all that we do. We are committed to building positive staff and stakeholder engagement, a high public profile, strong reputation and a world-class brand.

The Public Relations Officer reports into the Uganda PR Manager who is based in Kampala.

What You Will Do :

contribute to media team’s role of delivering media coverage and ensuring that all communication is of an appropriate high standard, consistent Bridge’s brand and key messages.
Help deliver the agreed departmental strategy, plans and standards.
To work effectively with other teams and departments in promoting communications work, policies, campaigns and publications.
Key Relationships – Internal

Work closely with other colleagues in the media team to implement media
Liaises with staff in other Bridge directorates, to ensure clarity of key messages.
Key Relationships – External

The media across all mediums in a given geographical area
Work with individuals and representatives from a range of agencies, media organisations and suppliers.
Proactively work to develop contacts in relevant external organisations in order to assist with stakeholder management.
Main Responsibilities :

Perform well in the role of media assistant by carrying out tasks as assigned by the line manager to agreed standards and deadlines and meeting corporate standards of customer service.
Carry out research through a range of sources, including the Internet, Intranet, publications and other external contacts, including government bodies, organisations and other charities, in order to obtain relevant information that can contribute to communications strategies.
Work within short term and long term media plans as conveyed by the team.
Analyse and present research findings in a written or verbal format, including preparing briefing notes, press releases, operation notes, summarising papers and publications and making recommendations in order to contribute to the agreed departmental strategy plans and standards.
Draft and produce written correspondence such as press releases, quotes, operational notes, letters, reports and other documents as required, using word processing, databases and spreadsheets to required standards.
Undertake specific communications projects as necessary.
Responsibilities for all Communications as Staff

Actively participate in regular department and team meetings, contributing to strategy, discussions and decisions which will be beneficial to Bridge’s communications activities.
Maintain an awareness of own and others’ Health and Safety and comply with Bridge’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.
Take personal responsibility for keeping up to date with Bridge work to end cruelty to children, including securing updates on project and service developments and general Bridge news.
What you should Have:

A Degree in PR/Communication/Marketing or any related field.
Experience working in a busy Press Office or in the Media.
Proven ability to produce material for external audiences such as Press Releases, Marketing materials or digital materials to a high standard.
An awareness of the media and political landscape both locally and nationally.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders including the media.
Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with individuals and achieve objectives through excellent relationships.
Experience of collecting data from various sources, and ability to analyse and present findings clearly for internal and external communications including for press releases.
Proven ability to prioritize and organise own workload effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines.
Well-developed ability to work well with others as part of a team, providing support as required, and build and maintain effective working relationships.
Understanding and experience of using digital media and social media channels.
Personal characteristics:

Ambitious with a determination to succeed
A confident and motivated self-starter who can operate independently with guidance
Positive can do attitude
Team Player
A commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care.
Commitment to apply Bridge’s values and behaviours to all aspects of work.
Willingness to work flexibly in approach to work and work time requirements.
You`re Also:

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
A networking mastermind– You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
A customer advocate– Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today

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Procurement Officer @ Bridge international Academies

Supply Chain at Bridge
A unique Supply Chain challenge awaits the right person. At Bridge, you get to be involved in buying a very large and diverse category of materials, including construction, curriculum, academy, marketing, IT and office materials, along with other bric-a-brac. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets and one of a kind requirements make this role unlike most others you will encounter.

About the role

As a Procurement Officer at Bridge, you will be required to work long hours, to challenge conventional market pricing mechanisms, continuously research the market and find better ways to achieve the least cost delivered prices within tight timelines. A non-conventional thinker, you will challenge every existing condition with a view to getting the best deal from the market. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to move at the shortest notice. Never one to accept the status quo, you will get the job done no matter what.

What You Will Do

  • Requirements Generation: Work with user departments to determine their procurement needs. Conduct market research data to identify potential vendors. Review all Purchase Requisitions for completeness and accuracy and assist with corrections as needed.
  • Solicitation: Creation of solicitation documents (RFQ/RFP). Development of all evaluation criteria. Identify appropriate vendors for solicitation. Compile vendor questions, liaise with end users for all answers and communicate back to vendors. Manage item sampling and site surveys when required. Receive and track all vendor response.
  • Evaluation and Award Decisions: Review and track all vendor responses and provide master summary. Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of all proposals. Manage technical analysis with end user, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies. Utilize evaluation results to create competitive range of best proposals. Communicate notices to unsuccessful bidders. Engage vendors in negotiations in order to identify and achieve significant cost savings for BIA.
  • Award of Contract: All approved award decision information to be transferred into resulting contract and/or Navision LPO. Work with the legal team to develop appropriate legal documentation. Confirm all quantities, item descriptions, prices, delivery timelines and payment terms are included correctly on award document. Facilitate distribution of award to vendor.
  • Post Award Contract Administration: Coordination of inspection/acceptance process between procurement, end user and vendor. Ensure accurate and timely delivery of products and services. Manage all post-award vendor issues. Maintain comprehensive documentation of ALL phases of each procurement action. Audit finalized procurement files for completeness and accuracy. Execute LPO/contract modifications as needed
  • Electronic Systems (Navision/Sharepoint): Utilization of appropriate NAVISION reporting tools. Generate NAVISION reports and analyse results, highlighting spending trends, vendor trends and other r

Professional Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
  • Acute attention to details
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning and organization skills

What You Should Have

  • 3-5 years working in a procurement role in a busy working environment (Required)
  • A relevant University Degree
  • Post graduate qualification in Purchasing and Supply Management
  • In some cases, experience may be substituted for academic or professional certifications.

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Finance Assistant @ University Research Co.

Job Description

Finance Assistant

Hours: 40 hrs/week

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

Reports to: Finance Officer

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Division & Project Overview:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The USAID SUSTAIN Project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services selected regional referral and general hospitals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Finance Assistant will support the development of timely financial reports, ensure compliance with USAID and URC regulations, and verify expenditure vouchers and receipts.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of financial reports, including:
    • Field financial reports-including copies of all bank statements, bank reconciliations, cash journals, Transfer sheets, Personal Advance Balance Reports, Grand Summary Sheets, supporting payment vouchers, petty cash journal and summarized expenditure reports
    • Expenditure reports
    • Travel expense statements for staff and consultants
  • Verify original vouchers and receipts and obtain the appropriate certifications
  • Manage petty cash accounts, including ensuring the maintenance of an appropriate level of petty cash in safe deposit
  • Prepare per diems and other travel advances for project staff
  • Together with the finance team, ensure that all costs in the project adhere to USAID/URC regulations, and are allowable, reasonable and allocable

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree in accounting or comparable certifications/qualifications
  • At least 5 years experience in accounting and general financial management of USAID programs preferred

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • At least two years’ experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

To Apply:

For more details regarding the job descriptions, please view them on our website: http://www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities. Please do not submit applications through the website. Use the provided avenues below.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 4th November 2016 at 12:00 pm addressed to:

Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru

Kampala, UGANDA

E-mail: hr-uganda@urc-chs.com

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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Driver @ Makerere SPH

Makerere University School of Public Health Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management. Suitable candidates are being sought to fill the position of Driver at the School of Public Health, Department of Health, Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM)

 

Position: Driver (2)

Job Description

  • Transport staff and visitors as instructed.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo at all times
  • Ensure maximum safety and security of vehicle and accessories under his/her charge
  • Monitor condition of vehicle and promptly report the condition to supervisor.
  • Promptly deliver mail, equipment and supplies
  • Maintain accurate vehicle records of all trips, fuel fill ups, time and millage readings
  • Report any accident the vehicle gets involved in to the supervisor and police as required
  • Assessing vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance needs and promptly reporting them to the Departmental Manager
  • Assist staff with entering, exiting and adherence to vehicle safety standards and help them with any luggage.
  • Observe all laws and guidelines for vehicle control policy of Makerere University
  • Carry out any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

  • Must possess at least advanced level education
  • A clean and valid driving permit, classes B, E, DM, DL
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and defensive driving shall be an added advantage
  • At least 4 years working experience in a busy and reputable organization
  • Having the knowledge of using a logbook
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and signs
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal relations, patience, time keeping and courtesy

 

Information on Submission of Applications:

  • Candidates should submit a copy of their driving license, curriculum vitae along with a cover letter and official copies of educational transcripts addressed to the Chair, HPPM Department MakSPH and delivered to Mrs. Adikini Anne J. Oketch in Room 16, ground floor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago Hospital Complex.
  • All applications must be received not later than 24th February, 2017.
  • Please provide a reliable 12 hour phone contact.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  No Canvassing

WHO Geneva-based Internships

WHO offers 6-12 weeks internships with a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO and global health. To be considered for a internship, applications are accepted before February 28. The application process is very simple and requires filling a questionnaire that covers your education, current studies, language skills and experience.

The details can be perused at : WHO Internships

Deadline: 28th February

Communications officer @ ChildFund International

Vacancy title:
Communications officer

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
3rd February, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala

Job details:
For over seventy years, ChildFund international has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.

ChildFund Uganda is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
ChildFund Uganda seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following position:

JOB SUMMARY: To provide strong and strategic communications direction and support to ChildFund Uganda, through the management of the communications function that is focused to send the essential communications needs of ChildFund Uganda. This will include: overseeing the production of key communications resources for donor and public engagement; positioning ChildFund with in-country and international media and manage internal communications processes which support and advance the strategic goals of ChildFund and its core functions.

KEY RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategy development: Support the development and implementation of an integrated and effective communication strategy with internal and external stakeholders of ChildFund for building of a high-performance communications function that is managed, structured and focused for productive and quality work. Provide support in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies for internal and external communication.
  • Internal Communications Management: Ensure that key internal communications messages and products of ChildFund are skillfully developed and articulated for meeting their objectives.
  • Donor/Public Engagement: Manage the planning and production of compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print and video) for effective donor and public engagement by ChildFund — both in Country and internationally as appropriate.
  • Media Communications Management: Ensure positive portrayal of ChildFund in the media. Promoting the interests of ChildFund.
  • Advocacy: Collaborate with advocacy colleagues to define key issues, messaging, and communications channels for public advocacy initiatives and oversee the development of advocacy – oriented communications products.
  • Management of information flow between ChildFund with its external and internal stakeholders.
  • Promotion of Child Fund’s image. Carry out periodic ChildFund image audits and design strategies to enhance the image in line with the findings.
  • Manage Child Fund’s National Public Events.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEGDE AND SKILLS

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications or closely related area
  • A Masters ‘Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication would be an added advantage.
  • Extensive computer proficiency.
  • A minimum of three (3) years hands on experience in a similar position is an advantage
  • Must be a clear, fast thinker who can define action plans and implement them.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong facilitation and documentation skill
  • Interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Strong people management and mentoring skills
  • Excellent Public Relations skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Completes tasks in a timely, cost effective way
  • Ability to take fast decisions.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple-tasks and work under pressure.
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Should be proactive

Job application procedure
if you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email daytime telephone contacts to:

The National Director ChildFund International

P.0 BOX 3342 KAMPALA

Email: ugandahr@childfund.org

 

OR Hand delivers to Child fund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala

NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer. Application Deadline: 3rd February, 2017