Research Administrator @ MakSPH-CTCA

MakSPH-CTCA is searching for an Administrator for a research project Administrator on TB- Tobacco integration using mHealth approach. This position serves as the key link for the project team and project partners. This position will provide the research Team administrative support to ensure smooth implementation of the research project.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  1. Provide overall administrative support to the project, working closely to support the project coordinator
  2. Arrange and secure logistics for project activities
  3. Monitor the budget expenditure in close collaboration with the project coordinator
  4. Ensure proper accountability of all funds dispatched.
  5. Support the research team in undertaking procurements, contract drafting, MoU drafting and other financial modalities.
  6. Draft project financial requests in time
  7. Ensure logistical preparation and readiness of research team in case of field activities.
  8. Work with the FMU to draft financial reports as required by the accounting cycle.
  9. Support the coordinator in communication of related activities.
  10. Lead the organization of team meetings and workshops as requested by the coordinator.
  11. Maintenance of proper study accounts and records (computerized and manual) related to budget, receipts and payments.
  12. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure reconciliation of the expenditures and budget lines on a quarterly basis
  13. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure that all services provided to the study are paid for.
  14. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure inventory and supplies control.
  15. Ensure high degree of confidentiality as regards research records

 

  1. Ensure that all project properties are secure, in good condition and used only for project work
  2. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

The required candidate should have the following qualifications:

 

  1. Minimum of a University degree from a recognized university
  2. At least 2 years of work experience in a similar organization.
  3. Experience in working with a research organization for at least 2 years
  4. Experience in basic financial accounting, human resource management, procurement, research and records keeping.

Remuneration

An attractive salary commensurate to the experience and qualifications will be offered

Research Project Overview

MakSPH-CTCA in collaboration with Ministry of Health Uganda, East Tennessee State University and WHO are implementing an implementation Science Research project to integrate tobacco cessation services into TB programs using mHealth specifically text messages. The goal of the project is to use mHealth solutions to integrate tobacco control into TB programmes to improve TB treatment outcomes in Uganda. The primary objective is to support TB patients to quit tobacco use. The secondary objectives are: a) To train health workers on mHealth solutions for TB-Tobacco integration; b) To assess the period that participants take to quit tobacco use; c) To support TB patients to adhere to TB treatment. This is a 3-year project that will be implemented in hospitals in Uganda.

Application submission

To apply for this position please submit in confidence a resume and a cover letter that details why you are a good fit for this career position to bakairak@ctc-africa.org, copy nyamurungik@ctc-africa.org

Timelines: Deadline is March 27th, 2017

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PC Technician @ GDIT

Job Description

Provides installation; maintenance and troubleshooting support of information systems applications and related peripheral hardware.

1. Monitors and responds to hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

2. Installs and configures applications software and related hardware (such as desktops; servers; and related peripherals like printers; scanners; drives; monitors and video teleconferencing hardware).

3. Provides software and system troubleshooting and support.

4. Provides technical support and training to end-users.

5. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

6. Participates in special projects as required.
Associates Degree in a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience.

Security Plus certification or an equivalent DoD 8570 Certification
1-3 years of directly related experience supporting information systems operations.

Typical duties include: ? Maintaining an inventory of installed software; managing software licensing; and creating policies and procedures for upgrades ? Working with hardware and software vendors to verify timely product delivery and ensuring that new equipment is installed and ready to operate on schedule ? Analyzing and making recommendations for hardware and software standardization ? Creating user accounts and managing access control based on company policies
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Future Opportunities – Students @ Deloitte

Job Description

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, across four (4) countries of the region: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and 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 will get 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 of any of the following functions: audit, financial advisory, enterprise risk services, tax services, consulting and internal client services;
  • Execute detailed function procedures, including reviewing transactions, documents, records, reports and procedures and conducting relevant 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 of reports and analytical reviews, as necessary;
  • Prepare work papers which record and summarise function procedures performed and ensure that working papers are 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 least 17 points at ‘A’ Level;
  • Have a 1st Grade in ‘O’ Level (with credit 3 in English and Mathematics) or equivalent;
  • Demonstrate strong 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
  • The candidate should be below 25 years old.

To the successful candidate, the firm will offer a highly energised team environment composed of individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.

Deloitte in Uganda is part of Deloitte East Africa, the DTTL member firm in Kenya. Our commitment to offering the very best in audit and assurance, financial advisory, consulting and taxation services is reflected in the staff we employ. Over 40 professional staff resident in Uganda (90% of whom are Ugandans) and over 400 professional staff in our 4 East Africa Region offices led by 16 partners provide our clients with the high calibre and consistency of service demanded by our international firm; service you can depend on to match the highest international standards.
Requisition code: EAU-64397-RS

Secretary @ WHO

Job Description

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: /16/FT810

Title: SECRETARY

Grade: G4

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: 12 Months Renewable

Date: 19 December 2016

Application Deadline: 15 January 2017
(9 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Organization unit:

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
* Purpose of the Position

As Secretary the incumbent will ensure the smooth flow of work as related to clerical activities, coordinating actions with other support staff in the team and in consultation and collaboration with the Assistant to the WHO Representative.

* Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objectives

Country Office Support Units have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

* Organizational context

The incumbent works on the basis of general instructions, own experience and precedents, following WHO CO-specific procedures and practices, rules and regulations, to ensure smooth work flow in the assigned area of work. The incumbent is encouraged to seek guidance for unusual issues. Most of the work is controlled for correctness and appropriateness by the incumbent. Work is reviewed on an ad hoc basis by supervisors for meeting expectations and overall quality; correspondence is signed or cleared by originator. The incumbent is relied upon to brief colleagues on WCO specific administration procedures and practices.

Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:
GENERAL
1. Oversee and monitor the information flow, screening, sorting and analyzing, identifying areas which need action.
2. Receive visitors and telephone calls with tact and discretion and acts according to the nature and urgency of each including redirecting as appropriate.
3. Provide background information for appointments with official visitors and/or staff members.
4. Register, classify and route incoming correspondence, documents and other material.
5. Act as a secretary to the Administration Staff meetings and Local Contracts Review Committee.
6. Track suppliers’ invoices paid and follow-up on receipts for VAT claims.
7. Process requests for office supplies by units/staff, issue and update inventory cards/bins.
8. Support CSU staff on photocopying relevant background and supporting documents, receipts and invoices for managed attachments, suppliers’ evaluations, VAT claims as well as background documents for DI accountabilities.
9. Liaise with suppliers to obtain monthly statements and follow-up on all payments outstanding.
10. In collaboration with CSU staff, monitor deadlines, reminding staff members of pending issues and ensuring that correspondence and queries are responded in a timely manner.

CORRESPONDENCE
11. Draft general or administrative correspondence on own initiative or on the basis of instructions; finalize correspondence/reports for signature/clearance.
12. Verify that outgoing correspondence is presented in accordance with WHO and department styles and checking language, grammar and accuracy prior to submitting for signature and clearance.
13. Ensure incoming correspondence and requests are in line with instructions, WHO standard rules, practices and procedures; editing and correcting them as necessary in terms of adequacy of supporting documents, background materials, logical flow of information and grammar; prior to their submission for signature or clearance of relevant authority.
14. Maintain filing systems of administrative documents and supplier contracts, ensuring that all activities supported are traceable and accessible as required.

MEETING ADMINISTRATION
15. Support the organization of team and departmental meetings, workshops, seminars including developing list of participants, preparing letters of invitation, reservation of meeting rooms and hotel accommodation, dispatching of materials and liaising with participants and others involved.
16. Prepare presentations using Power Point and other software packages on own initiative or on the basis of instructions.
17. Schedule weekly tea and ad hoc meetings, according to schedules and need, taking and preparation of minutes.

OTHER
18. Act on other positions in the CSU department when other colleagues are away.
19. Perform other related duties required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work.

Achievement Activities Include: Timely and high-quality output and results to support the achievement of the objectives of the unit, and enable effective program implementation in the region.

With whom and for what purpose does the job require contacts?

Within unit/division WHO Representative, Operations Assistant To discuss assignments, obtain and give information, provide support;
Within Organization at duty station Staff at all levels I the CSU, other clusters and departments, and administrative, financial and other services To exchange information as related to travel arrangements, meetings, etc.
Within Organization outside duty station Counterparts in partners Organization/institutions To exchange information as related to travel arrangements, meetings etc.
Outside the Organization Visitors and participants to meetings
To give/obtain information and provide secretarial support during meetings

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:- Completion of secondary school education and/or equivalent technical or commercial education.
Desirable:- Training in typing/secretarial tasks and/or in a clerical field is desirable.
Skills:
Competencies : Generic
*1. Knowing and managing yourself
*2. Producing results
*3. Fosters integration and team work
4. Moving forward in changing environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills:-
The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through in-house courses, on-the-job training or self-training. He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

IT Skills
Work requires the use of word processing or other software packages, and standard office equipment. Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software. Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset. Work requires the use of word processing facilities to create, edit, format and print correspondence and documents, spreadsheet and visual presentation software; extensive use of e-mail and scheduling software to improve communication both internally and externally, Oracle/GSM for administrative matters.

Experience:
At least 2 to 4 years of experience as a professional Secretary.
Desirable:- Experience in administrative support in WHO or another UN agency is an asset.
Languages:
Working knowledge of French would be an added advantage
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: http://www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Currently accepting applications
Deadline: 15th Jan 2017

Curriculum Writer @ Bridge International Academies

Description

Overview

Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of families living on less than 180 Ksh/day.

Bridge has 63 academies in Uganda educating 12,000 children. Bridge utilizes a research-proven, scripted-learning education methodology coupled with big data (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) to profitably deliver high quality education at less than 540 Ksh per child per month.

Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.

About the Position:

We have a small Boston office and a large Nairobi office with expert curriculum writers in math, science, English, social studies, and early childhood education. Our Ugandan academic team needs a dedicated individual with experience in primary education in Uganda to help adapt our current Kenyan curriculum for use in Uganda.

Imagine you’ve compiled a four months of fantastic science curriculum. We receive data that suggests we should cut 20% of our content across the board. You now need to figure out a way to make this happen for your science curriculum that’s efficient, consistent, and, most importantly, preserves the instructional quality of your work. If this puzzle excites you, read on.

What will this job involve?

  • Combing through our current textbooks and lessons from a Ugandan perspective
  • Writing new content for textbooks, scripting objective-driven lessons, and creating aligned and rigorous assessments. This could involve working on curriculum for English, math, science, social studies, and/ or religious education depending on your skills and experience
  • Getting into the field once per week to test samples of our curriculum in our current Bridge academies

Besides the above, what would make you a good fit? 

  • A commitment to expanding educational quality and access in East Africa and a belief in the effectiveness of scripted curriculum
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working in primary education in Uganda
  • Fluency in English (Luganda and other local language a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills – this position will involve daily remote collaboration with our Boston office
  • Flexibility, ability to process and respond to new information quickly, and excellent attention to detail

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Lead Generator @ Barclays

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Job Description

Role Profile

Job Title: Lead Generator

Business Area/Division: Retail

 

Department / Function

Level 1

Retail

Corporate Title/Job Grade

NC

Department/Function

Level 2

Reports into (job title)

Team Leader/ Branch Manager/ Sales manager

Location

Uganda

About Barclays

At Barclays, we recruit based on merit and are committed to promoting diversity throughout our organisation

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website http://www.barclays.com

Overall Role PurposeKey Accountabilities & approximate time split (&)

To achieve agreed sales targets in line with the business objectives through pro-active selling of Bank’s consumer lending/ Retail asset and credit card products.

Key Success Measures / Key Performance Indicators

Experience and Qualifications

Competencies:

· Good verbal and written communication

· Networking

· Good selling / influencing skills

  • Presentation skills
  • Listening skills

Knowledge & Expertise:

Essential

o A Lead Generator needs to match customer needs to product and service offerings provided by the Bank, recognize sales opportunities and carry-out-pro-active selling. They should have the ability to close a sale.

o Problem-solving around queries and complaints is largely prescribed.

o A good understanding of overall Retail goals & objectives, including the outlet’s objectives growth of sales, cost control and income contribution.

o A thorough understanding of the sales process

o A working knowledge of the procedure manuals

o A good working knowledge and understanding of relevant of legislation e.g KYC , Anti-Money laundering, banking code, service standards, health & safety standards etc.

o A thorough knowledge of the bank’s internal departments, systems & procedures as well as risk & rigour requirements.

Preferred

· Some knowledge of competitor products and services offered to high net-worth customers.

Experience & Qualifications:

Essential

· First degree or diploma or relevant experience in a front-line banking sales/marketing/service environment.

· Role requires pro-active sales generation and the role holder will be required to spend a lot of time in the field making sales pitches to potential customers.

Preferred

· Competitor product sales experience

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

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.