Saturday, 21 July 2018

4 Job Opportunities At Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)- Field Training Officer (FTO)

About US:
Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali, Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support (AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production.This program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest handling and access to microfinace.

About WFP Program:
It’s from this background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.

Job Summary:   The Field Training Officer (FTO) will work with the Program Manager to effectively implement the project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop training manual on cassava, maize and beans agronomy
  • Conduct mobilization for farmers and other stakeholders to participate in planned project activities
  • To train farmers in agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing for cassava, maize, beans and other grains including sorghum
  • To train farmers in savings and lending Associations (VSLAs) methodology
  • Implement climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions in small scale irrigation, tree planting and energy saving cook stoves
  • To establish and strengthen Rural producer Organizations
  • Support in the strengthening of Satellite Collection Points (SCPs) management committees
  • To mentor the Producer Rural Organizations in bulking and collective marketing
  • Participate in sensitization programmes including distribution of maize, beans and climate change related information
  • Actively participate in the periodic meetings and events by OPM and UNHCR and other key project stakeholders.
  • Document processes during farmer engagements and document change stories
  • Monitor the progress of interventions in maize and beans value chains
  • Develop weekly, monthly plans and produce activity, weekly, monthly reports and change stories for monthly newsletter
  • Perform any other roles as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor Education requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agro-ecology and other related fields in a recognized University. A master degree or postgraduate diploma in agriculture with bias in crop husbandry or agribusiness is an added advantage
  • Two to three years of practical experience in cassava, maize and beans agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing
  • Experience in on-farm trainings
  • Experience working with refugees is an added advantage
  • Proven on farm demonstrative extension
  • Good report writing skills and speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability  to speak fluently in Runyankole/Rukiga, Kinyabwisha and Kiswahili is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as per developed work plans and budget
  • Willingness to travel frequently to rural areas using a motorcycle
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information and value chain development concepts

How to Apply:
Application should be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28, Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Email to: Applications sent through other e-mails other than the one indicated in this job advert shall not be considered.

Deadline: 23rd July 2018

Job Opportunity At TechnoServe- Procurement and Administrative Assistant

About US:
TechnoServe (TNS) is an international non-profit international development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.

Job Summary:  The Procurement and Administrative Assistant is responsible for conducting specific procurement activities under the supervision of the Operations Coordinator. Working closely with Feed the Future Producer Organizations Activity program team and Finance, the Procurement assistant is instrumental in supporting Feed the Future Producer Organizations Activities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Carry out market surveys for frequently purchased items in relation to SLAs (Enter SLA Data ready for analysis, prepare evaluation reports, draft SLAs for selected vendors).
·         Participate in Supplier information verification, due diligence, workshop visits.
·         Design a Database tracker for long term contracts: Leases, Internet, SLAs.
·         Handling Procurement filing for both electronic and hard copy documents.
·         Assist the management and office staff with procurement activities, as required;
·         Implementing tendering processes for procurements requiring open tender process. Issue Request for Quotations, proposals, and tender documents, participate in the analysis process, draft contract/LPOs, issue LPOs.
·         Maintaining appropriate databases to track and manage running contracts.
·         Ensure that correct documentation for procurement and contracts are completed and filed to TNS procurement standards and policies.
·         Update the procurement master list from time to time.
·         Work with Program managers to ensure contract terms are observed by contractors, constantly making follow ups and providing necessary amendments for contracts.
·         Ensure timely and accurate payment processing and documentation.
·         Support the Drivers as necessary to ensure that vehicle repairs, insurance and payments are made on time and in accordance with TNS policy.
·         Provide support in monthly vehicle and fuel reporting as may be required.
·         Assets
·         Responsible for logging all new TNS assets in TNS Uganda program in the asset register and ensuring the appropriate coding and tagging are placed on each item. Regularly updates asset register with changes and new acquisitions.
·         Ensure all lost, damaged, sold, stolen (or other) items re properly recorded in with an approved form, ensure any necessary supplement documentation is completed.
·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe (TNS) Procurement and Administrative Assistant job opportunity should preferably hold a Degree in procurement and Logistics Management/ Procurement and Purchasing;
·         A minimum of two years of experience doing related work
·         Strong organizational skills;
·         Ability to interact effectively with personnel.
·         Excellent oral and written English skills.
·         Computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
·         A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
·         Ability to learn fast. A clear understanding of procurement ethics is essential.
·         Experience working with producer organizations;
·         Prior and proven experience on USAID-funded programs;
·         Strong communication and facilitation skills and ability to establish good working relationships

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via Email only to the Human Resources Manager: Please include an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references with the job title in the subject line of your email and on the application letter.

Deadline:  8th August 2018

Job Opportunities At United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda-Administrative Management Assistant (Salary 63 millions)

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador. 

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps 

Job Summary: The Administrative Management Assistant serves on the USAID/Uganda Executive Office (EXO) team and reports to the Supervisory Executive Officer. The incumbent is responsible for executing a full range of travel, human resources and administrative duties on behalf of the Executive Office. S/he serves as the Mission point of contact and subject matter expert for all travel-related matters. In addition, s/he conducts a variety of personnel actions in support of the human resources function. The incumbent also handles all administrative requirements of the Executive Office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Travel Management (35%)
·         Coordinate travel-related logistics for Mission personnel, ensuring that the fare basis, routing and itineraries are compliant with travel regulations and use the most direct and cost effective routes.
·         Serve as the Mission’s in-house expert for E2, USAID’s travel management application.
·         Prepare travel authorizations for all Mission domestic and international travel, such as departure, reassignment, transfer, emergency, or medical evacuation.
·         Provide information on entry and departure requirements, such as visas and medical requirements.
·         Assists the Mission in the coordination of travel and logistics arrangements for official visitors, temporary duty (TDY) visitors and other guests to the Mission.
·         Issue and route electronic country clearances (eCC) and other access requests for TDY visitors and guests to the Mission.
·         Serve as the Mission liaison with a variety of internal and external contacts related to Mission travel, such as the Embassy travel office, USAID/Washington, and travel industry contacts.
·         Confirm itineraries, coordinate updates to travel plans, and serve as the focal point for resolving Mission travel issues.
·         Compose travel related correspondence and documents, such as invitation letters or cables.
·         Maintain trackers and data related to domestic and international travel; compiles reports of travel data as requested.
·         Maintain office files related to Mission travel.
·         Advise the Mission staff on policies and procedures regarding official travel, USG travel regulations, airline regulations, host government rules and practices.
Human Resources (45%)
·         Support the administration of Agency and Embassy award and recognition programs. Collect and process award nominations, maintain award rosters, and coordinate with the Office of Financial Management on payment for monetary awards.
·         Process incoming and outgoing employees, including arrival/departure cables, Mission notices, and check-in/check-out forms and procedures.
·         Maintain the Mission’s staffing pattern, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
·         Support Mission recruitment activities, including screening applications, coordinating interviews, administering testing, and processing selected candidates.
·         Compose human resources related correspondence, documents and reports.
·         Maintain various personnel files, trackers and databases.
·         Provide guidance to staff on human resources policies and procedures.
Administrative (20%)
·         Coordinate day-to-day administrative operations on behalf of the EXO team, including scheduling, logistics, supply, and maintenance requests.
·         Provide administrative and coordination support for special events, including partners meetings, training sessions and other external meetings. Provide logistics support during events held both at the Mission and off-site.
·         Prepare routine correspondence and non-technical documents, such as letters, memoranda, cables, country clearances, and requisitions.
·         Maintain various office lists, trackers and databases, such as the Mission phone list and the TDY tracker.
·         Maintain and update filing system for the office. Retrieves information from files when needed.
·         Ensure that EXO staff and supervisors properly submit timekeeping data.
·         Provide administrative coordination between the EXO team and the broader Mission.
·         Provide back-up support to the Front Office, as necessary.
·         Occasionally travel regionally to provide field support to technical teams during site visits.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·         The applicants for the US Embassy Administrative Management Assistant job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or the host-country equivalent in a relevant field, such as administration, business, management, human resources, or other related field is required.
·         At least three years of progressively responsible work experience in a travel, human resources or administration related field is required.
·         The incumbent must possess strong knowledge of standard office procedures and practices. Working knowledge of practices and local laws pertaining to travel and/or human resources. General understanding of the nature and goals of USAID and/or foreign assistance programming. Skills and Abilities:
·         Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully as part of a team.
·         Ability to work independently to organize and execute a variety of activities simultaneously.
·         Must have strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
·         A high degree of tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and initiative for effectiveness is required.
·         Ability to work successfully under pressure and within difficult time constraints.
·         Competence in using various computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs, database programs, and web-based programs.
·         Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) spoken and written English language proficiency is required.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
·         A signed DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, Download It Here
·         Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
·         A Curriculum Vitae/Resume
·         Copies of Academic Transcripts
·         Names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.

Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 27th July 2018

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

Job Opportunity At AutoCAD- Network Design Technician

Our client offers telecom and fiber connection solutions. They have vacancies for candidates with background in Network Design (AutoCAD & Arch card) for their various projects across the country.

(AutoCAD) Network Design Technician Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation of the network system design of documents for each planned installation within the Monitoring Business Unit
  • Reviews all installation orders and posts all documents related to each order on the company’s internal database
  • Orders necessary installation supplies for each installation planned
  • Develops network and antenna system designs
  • Ensures that installation documentation is correct, complete and completed on time
  • Reviews work, addresses questions, and assists with all aspects of design plans
  • Provides necessary information as requested by Technical Support and Repair Center
  • Completes projects or other duties as assigned or required

Qualifications for the (AutoCAD) Network Design Technician Job

  • Qualifications in a related technical Diploma/Degree
  • Qualifications in Network Design- Auto CAD / Archicard
  • Must be good at Design Work
  • Have good knowledge of computer applications
  • Experience in a Telecom company
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work
  • Excellent customer service

How to Apply

Qualified  candidates  should  send  their  CV’s  quoting  relevant  skills  and  experience  to

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Opportunity At Brites management-Security guards (5 Posts)

No of Positions: 5
Salary: Kshs. 21,000/-

Security Guards Job Responsibilities

  • Welcoming visitors with courtesy as well as checking them
  • Patrolling various parts of the property
  • Respond to any emergency calls
  • Monitor security cameras and alarms
  • Ensure security in the premises
  • Direct visitors where appropriate
  • Keep visitor’s records
  • Observing and reporting any strange situation around the place of work
  • Check and monitor that all the rules on security are being adhered to
  • Maintain order among staff
  • Performing other special responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications for the Security Guards Job

  • Previous work experience as a guard
  • Flexible to work in alternate shifts
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience checking VIP guests
  • Ability to work under tight schedules
  • 2 years’ experience in the field of security
  • Good communication skills
  • Passionate and dedicated to their work

How to Apply

If you meet the above measures send CV urgently to

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Opportunity At Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust-Business Development Officer

Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust (RWMT) is a charitable organisation operating in rural Rarieda sub-county in Siaya County. The organisation began as a grass-root CBO in 2003 to assist orphaned children and youth with a focus on community empowerment and development.
We are currently seeking to recruit talented, progressive and team-oriented individuals to fill the following vacant position i.e.
Job Responsibilities
  • Shop Management by ensuring the shop is always open and in operation.
  • Record keeping & Financial Management by maintaining all the books of accounts and stock movement.
  • Marketing and Customer care services by handling all relevant marketing activities including online marketing.
  • Partnership, Networking and collaboration by ensuring strong partnership with all the relevant stakeholder.
  • Rafiki Values and Ethics by instilling  the values of RWMT to project beneficiaries.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in the Saturday Psycho-Social Support, for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and build the community’s capacity to eventually run the Saturday PSS on their own.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time and which are related to the achievement of RWMT’s mission and vision.
  • At least a Diploma in a Business related field.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in a similar position.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computer
Other competencies:
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills with the ability to build harmonious relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Must have developed good intercultural orientation and strong public relations skills.
  • Have knowledge working with children in poor conditions.

Business Solution Centre Assistant

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing
Purpose Of The Position:
To maintain the business arm of RTRC and its operations.
Job Responsibilities
  • Manage the Business Solution Centre by ensuring the Centre is always opened, clean and operational with all machines in working condition in liaison with ICT  staff.
  • Record keeping & Financial Management by maintaining accurately all books of accounts and the enquiries register.
  • Marketing and Customer care services by handling all inquiries pertaining to Business
  • Solution center and keeping all the records of activities done including client follow up.
  • Partnership, Networking and collaboration by with all the relevant stake holders.
Rafiki Values and Ethics
  • Share and instill the values of RWMT to the project beneficiaries.
  • Keep and maintain the name of RWMT in high esteem and respect to the community.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in the Saturday Psycho-Social Support, for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and build the community’s capacity to eventually run the Saturday PSS on their own.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time and which are related to the achievement of RWMT’s mission and vision.
  • Proficiency in ICT
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in a similar position.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computer
Other competencies:
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills with the ability to build harmonious relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Must have developed good intercultural orientation and strong public relations skills.
  • Have knowledge working with children in poor conditions.

How to Apply

Only those who can demonstrate all required competencies will be considered. Interested candidates are requested to email the following to, by 31 July 2018.
  • cover letter stating the position for which you are applying, along with current remuneration or last remuneration if currently not employed,
  • three paragraph motivation statement and why you feel you meet the requirements,
  • three references and
  • C.V.
IMPORTANT: All four (4) above mentioned steps must be followed. Applications not following all steps will automatically be disqualified. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. All applicants should bring a personal commitment to community development. Applicants should take time to reflect and make sure they resonate strongly with Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust’s vision and mission before considering to apply.