Deadline of this Job: 25 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
Requisition ID: req31650
Job Title: Ambulance Driver
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Imvepi, Uganda
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.
The Ambulance Driver is responsible for maintaining the vehicle in good condition and perform activities as per the Job description in accordance to the fleet policies and procedures.
• Inspect and record the condition of the vehicle on a daily basis and prepare weekly maintenance checklist.
• Ensure timely servicing and maintenance of IRC vehicles (complete service request forms and maintain service maintenance records), report to Supply Chain Management any mechanical problems.
• Ensure vehicle is insured and all legal documents are in order at all times, inform Supply Chain Management three weeks in advance of any renewals due (i.e. insurance, road license, etc.).
• Conduct daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.
• Drive Patients, Care givers and staff in a safe and courteous manner to during referrals.
• Operate HF and VHF mobile radio equipment.
• Maintain cleanliness of interior/exterior of vehicle.
• Give accurate reconciliation within the given period.
• Obey IRC vehicle policy and operating procedures at all times (use of logbook, no drinking and driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry and so on).
• Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisors.
• Minimum Ordinary Level (Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE) and Valid driver’s license with classes C1 & D1
• Minimum of two (2) years’ driving experience preferably with NGOs.
• Certificate in defensive driving is an added advantage.
• Able to pass the IRC driving test.
• Demonstrated teamwork skills.
• Skilled in administering First Aid and CPR.
• Experience driving an ambulance or other emergency response vehicles is an added advantage
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel skills.
• Willingness to travel to 'insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda's security policy.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Please note:
• This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
• Please attach a valid driving license on your application form.
• Deadline for receiving applications is October 3rd 2022.
Standards of Professional Conduct
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
• To manage, coordinate and oversee the movement, distribution and storage of materials, goods, supplies and transport services for the company.
• Participate actively in the definition and update of annual project planning and budgets through the definition/revision of the company supply chain strategy.
• Manage supply and logistics contracts for maximum value extraction.
• Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to reduce operating costs and improve transport and distribution needs.
• Ensure efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
• Plan and monitor inbound and outgoing deliveries for the company.
• Maintain inventory integrity, process controls, procedures, and systems throughout the logistics network.
• Monitor stock levels and re-order new stock as appropriate.
• Plan and organize the transfer of goods and materials from suppliers.
• Prepare Logistics and support plans, deployment timelines to ensure non disruption of travel activities.
• Prepare import and export materials transportation plan, supervision of the implementation of the plan.
• Analyze data from the IVMs system and make recommendations to Management.
• Conduct analysis of vehicle status and make recommendations for timely replacement.
• Manage vehicle related costs on fuel, repairs and maintenance and ensure vehicle repairs and maintenance are performed in accordance with set standards.
• Drive the embedment of safety culture in execution of logistics operations.
• Prepare monthly vehicle related costs capturing fuel, maintenance, repairs, driver behavior and all other Fleet management data.
• Provide Leadership, mentor and oversee the development and performance of staff under your supervision.
• Any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics/Supply Chain, or other relevant master’s degree.
• A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics/Supply Chain, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Engineering OR other relevant degree.
• Minimum 8 years relevant working experience in a busy organisation.
• Proven experience in all technical areas of supply chain operations including procurement, logistics, transport/distribution.
• Experience in managing and supervising others in logistics and procurement functions.
• Good knowledge of Oil & Gas Operations.
• Good communication skills.
• Good leadership skills.
• Extremely organized and analytical.
• Possess strong negotiating skills.
Deadline of this Job: 23 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
Data Quality Assurance Officer
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.
The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:
1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan government and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to: support improved basic education for Ugandan children; address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families; and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.
Safe learning environments (SLE) are fundamental to a do no harm approach in education programming. SLE contribute to the ultimate goal of the USAID Education Policy, which is that all children and youth have access to safe, quality, relevant education that helps them gain literacy, numeracy, and social emotional skills. ICYD will conduct annual Safe Learning Environments Assessments in a sample of 250 project-supported schools located in 35 districts in order to ascertain whether there are improvements in school safety as a result of Journeys Plus activities implemented by ICYD. The data from SLE Assessments will be used to report on status of ICYD indicator ES. 1-51: Number of learning environments supported by USG assistance that have improved safety conditions according to locally defined criteria. ICYD will also use the results of the SLE assessments to determine how best to target interventions aimed at ensuring that children and youth are protected, safe, and healthy in their homes, communities, and learning environments. The SLE Assessment will consist of three instruments: 1. Learner questionnaire, 2. School personnel questionnaire, and 3. Questionnaire for School Management Committee/caregivers.
Overview of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)
Research the world over has shown that the ability to read is one of the most fundamental skills for learning, particularly at the early grades of primary education. The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) measures key skills that are necessary for children to read fluently and comprehend text. They are tested based on research regarding a comprehensive approach to reading acquisition across languages. The test is conducted orally and one-on-one with pupils.
ICYD Cohort 3 Baseline
To capture data prior to launch of reading interventions in Cohort 3 districts, ICYD will conduct a baseline reading assessment from October to November 2022. The baseline assessment will use the EGRA tool to measure reading levels and will test a representative sample of schools targeted by ICYD in Cohort 3 Leblango and LebAcoli speaking districts (Agago, Gulu, Kwania, Oyam, Apac, Kitgum, Lira, Dokolo, Kole and Omoro). The reading assessment will target pupils in P2. Data from this baseline will be used to measure progress over the project’s five-year period. The results of the baseline will be shared with USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports and other donors working in education. The baseline assessment will consist of four critical instruments: 1) A standardized literacy test, based on key foundational skills that a child needs to master to be able to read fluently, and adapted to Leblango and LebAcoli; 2) Learner context tool; 3) Teacher interview; and 4) Headteacher interview.
ICYD will recruit two (2) Data Quality Assurance Officers who will be responsible for planning and facilitating training of supervisors and assessors, guiding field teams during data collection to adhere to the set procedures, daily upload of data collected, ensuring security of the equipment assigned to the team, and preparation and submission of a fieldwork report.
The Data Quality Assurance Officers will be contracted for a maximum period of 25 working days (October – November 2022). All honoraria and expenses will be paid by ICYD.
** Please note that this is a local temporary position. Eligibility is limited to Ugandan nationals**
• Participate in the planning meeting to review EGRA data collection tools;
• Provide active leadership and participation in assessor training, including preparation and recording of gold standards to be used during IRRs and uploading of tools on to the tablets for all teams;
• Ensure that with the help of supervisors, all teams have necessary supplies and equipment needed to undertake both electronic and paper data collection;
• Organize transport for each team to get to the school before lessons start for the day. Program hired vehicles will be available for this purpose;
• Ensure that data is collected in a standard fashion by making routine spot checks/team audits to ensure that the teams are in their assigned areas and that the sampled respondents are actually the people who are being interviewed;
• Complete “assessor observation checklist” for each assessor once during the first week of field work, then sporadically after that.
• Quickly communicate any problems arising to the ICYD M&E team;
• Routinely check assessments for completeness and errors.
• Provide guidance to the teams using the compiled data reports from the quality checks
• Participate in team daily debrief sessions.
o Collect the tablets, ensure that they are in good working order, and they are charged for the next day’s field work
o Count and review the material used during the day and see what needs to be replenished,
o Review progress made on the routes assigned and if necessary, restructure according to needs,
• Collect all completed consent forms and UPLOAD all data onto the cloud
Experience, Education and Skills
The minimum qualifications are:
• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Economics, Statistics or Education
• Previous experience facilitating EGRA or other data collection trainings.
• Previous experience as an EGRA Supervisor preferred.
• Other research experience with public and/or private education preferred.
• Experience managing diverse teams of data collectors/assessors.
• Previous experience using electronic data collection software.
• Fluency in English and Leblango or LebAcoli required. Please indicate language fluency in your application
Deadline of this Job: 15 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Posting Title : Logistics Officer, P3
Job Code Title : Logistics Officer
Department/ Office : Department Of Operational Support
Location : Entebbe
Posting Period : 16 September 2022-15 October 2022
Job Opening Number : 22-Log-Dos-188937-R-Entebbe (R)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Forward Support Deployment Hub (FSDH) of the Logistics Division, Office of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Operational Support based in the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe. The Logistics Officer at this level reports to the Chief of Movement Operations and Freight Forwarding Unit of FSDH or designated official. The post is based in FSDH located in Entebbe, Uganda.
The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to client entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions. The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary -General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, Procurement Division, Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Global Service Center, the Enabling and Outreach Service and the Umoja Coordination Service.
The Logistics Division performs a central role in the implementation of end-to-end supply chain management across the United Nations operations. The Division provides direction and advice on logistical matters, manages, monitors and assesses the delivery of strategic transportation and support services, and directs the delivery of transportation and specialist support services in the functional areas of air transport, ground transport, engineering, medical and supply, inclusive of fuel, rations and general supplies and security equipment.
The Forward Support and Deployment Hub (FSDH) is located in Entebbe, it is structured into three cells: the Air Support Cell, the Movement Operations and Freight Forwarding Support Cell and the Regional Deployment Stock Cell. The FSDH aims to enhance the operational and administrative effort through the implementation of policies and technical guidance provided by OSCM; and coordination, management, and monitoring of logistics and supply chain management operation for efficient, responsive, and reliable support to regional and ad- hoc operational requirements.
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Prepares logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new peacekeeping missions. Develops logistical plans for existing missions. Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of missions. Develops and implements methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans. Formulates mission specific Standard Operating Procedures.
• Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, materiel, contracts and personnel. Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of peacekeeping cargoes and personnel.
• Coordination of Global Freight Forwarding and ad hoc contracts in support of client freight transportation requirements.
• Assists in establishing efficient surface movement and 3PL contracts for UN Owned Equipment and ad hoc requirements in support of client logistics operations
• Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
• Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in a field mission.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Coordinates logistics activities with procurement, finance, human resources, policy and other substantive units. Follows up on legal and financial aspects of the mission. Develops and implements DOS logistics support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benefit of all functional units.
• Prepares reports on personnel and materiel movements and other operational logistics issues.
• Participates in technical survey missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries
• Identifies plans and manages special logistics operations.
• Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
• Prepares contingency plans and logistics preparedness reviews.
• Coordinates logistics operations with other UN agencies, military and other organisations in the field.
• Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Knowledge of supply chain operations, contract management, planning, policies, procedures and programs. Ability to develop and apply supply chain and logistics plans. Ability to provide technical procedural advice in a broad range of supply and logistics areas. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, public administration, engineering, supply chain, logistics or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job Specific Qualifications
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land/air transport, logistics operations, supply chain, or related area, in military, commercial or international organizations, is required.
• Experience in working in or in support of a United Nations common system field presence, (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable. Languages
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in English, both oral and written is required; Knowledge of another
• UN official language is desirable.
• Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
• Special Notice
• This position is funded by the Support Account. The Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
• Applicants from troop and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Operational Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.
• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application
Project Procurement Specialist job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Deadline of this Job: 03 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Project Procurement Specialist
Introduction The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP) implement a nutritionagriculture linked project. This grant supports a fiveyear Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project (UMFSNP) and is supervised by the World Bank. The overall objective of the grant is to support the Government through Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries in its efforts to: Increase food & nutrition security, raise agricultural productivity, and improve rural incomes.
The project is implemented by MAAIF, MOH, MOES, MOLG, OPM and District Local Governments of Kabale, Ntungamo, Isingiro, Bushenyi, Kasese, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Arua, Nebbi, Kiryandongo, Namutumba, Iganga, Bugiri, Maracha and Yumbe. The project objective is to increase production and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods and utilization of communitybased nutrition services in smallholder households in project areas with the key components being;
• Delivery of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Services at Primary School and Community Levels
• Strengthening Capacity to Deliver Nutrition Interventions
• Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Generation.
• The Uganda Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project (UMFSNP) wishes to recruit procurement specialist to support project implementation.
The Ministry invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for this position.
Applicants should fill Public Service Commission (PSC) Form 3 (2008) in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic certificates, appointment letters, two referees, one of whom must be a current or previous employer and most recent passport photographs.
Deadline of this Job: 01 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Job Title: Loading Supervisor (01 Position), Kampala
Reporting To Dispatch Manager, The Successful Candidate Will;
Key Result Areas:
• Tally up goods loaded and reconcile with loading order,
• Check that goods loaded on trucks comply with customer specifications.
• Carry tally sheets to Sales Office for invoicing.
• Supervise, monitor and guide Loading Assistants.
• Sign off the goods dispatched note.
• Any other duties assigned by Dispatch Manager
Job Ref. No. MIUL/LS/KLA
Educational Qualifications And Experience
• Ordinary Diploma in any business-related discipline.
• 2 years of relevant experience is required.
Skills & Professional Attributes Required
• Effective Verbal and written communication.
• Professional personal presentation.
• Customer service orientation skills.
• Considerable ability to adhere to prescribed routines and practices; and compose effective and accurate correspondence.
• Dealing with non-routine matters, such as special projects, with minimum specific instructions.
• Decision making skills is required.