SEPSPEL JOB- GOMBA AND WAKISO

SUSTAINABLE OUTCOME (SOCY) PROJECT
Date 24th /Mar/16

Background:

SEPSPEL evolved from Busia Private Sector Promotion Centre, which was established in 1998 by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a GoU/UNDP programme which ended in 2002.
In 2003 SEPSPEL registered as a company limited by guarantee. SEPSPEL’s Vision is “A prosperous and poverty free society” and mission” To empower the vulnerable people to attain improved standards of living on a sustainable basis”. The organization has operations in 22 Districts of Uganda. We target Vulnerable Households with interventions including; Livelihoods, Education, Child Protection, Health, Water and Sanitation. We also build the capacities of the Private Sector through trainings, mentorship and on job coaching. In Partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), we will be implementing two OVC projects; Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) and DREAMS Wakiso and Gomba Districts.
SEPSPEL is now looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Project Manager (1)
Reports to: Micro Finance and Business Development Advisor,
Office Location: Wakiso
Contract period: One year fixed contract (Could be Renewable).
Job summary; Project Manager will lead a multi-disciplinary team responsible for identifying and addressing the socio-economic needs of poor people. S/He will be responsible for the overall administrative and technical management of project activities, ensuring the project meets its objectives and targets. S/he directly supervises Field Supervisors, Youth Empowerment Officers and the M&E Officer, and indirectly supervises a team of Field Offices and Field Agents. The PM develops operational plans, monitors their execution, and prepares periodic project performance reports
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Planning and coordination of SOCY project activities.
• Develop annual operational plans in line with PSP and SILC methodology and over see their implementation
• Represent the project and the entire SEPSPEL to the Districts and in other forums
• Organize and schedule project staff and other relevant stakeholders and also liaising and coordinating with the district officials in line with the project
• Developing monthly activity plans and overseeing their implementation
2. Ensuring quality in project implementation
• Mapping project areas and define Field officers/Agents’ operating areas
• Conducting spot checks on District supervisors, field agents and SILC groups in the field
• Providing technical assistance and backstopping to field supervisors and agents during implementation of their field activities
• Analyzing MIS reports and translate them into management decisions to improve the program
• Supporting the formation of SILC(VSLA) groups
• Overseeing field agent certification and PSP(Private Service Providers) launches
3. Staff supervision and development
• Conducting staff training needs assessment
• Coordinating staff trainings
• Approve and monitor individual staff work plans
• Participating in monitoring and evaluation of all project activities
• Compiling an updated monthly monitoring schedule for all the groups formed by field agents
• Managing annual staff appraisals in collaboration with the HR Focal point person.
4. Documentation and reporting on project activities
• Ensuring field supervisors and field agents submit timely, complete and accurate reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
• Preparation and submission of project work plans and reports regularly.
• Documentation of project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories

Job Requirements
– Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Development studies, Business Administration, Microfinance or any other related field
– A post graduate training in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage.
– Atleast 3 years experience and practical knowledge of micro finance and community based micro financing approaches,
– Experience with USAID funded projects for vulnerable communities will be of advantage.
– Ability to provide technical support to SILC groups ,groups engaged in Income Generating activities and youth groups
– Adequate knowledge on community market access initiatives and marketable skills development.
– Must be aged between 25-35 years old
– Ability to ride a motorcycle with a Valid motorcycle permit

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (1)
Reports to: SEPSPEL M&E Focal Point person
Office Location: Wakiso
Contract period: One year fixed (Could be Renewable).
Job Summary: The SOCY M&E officer will be responsible for the maintenance of project data systems, the accurate and timely entry of project-related data, the production of reports that lead to sound management decisions, conducting field monitoring visits and leading the project team to fulfill general M&E function.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Work with the Project manager and M&E Focal point person to design and disseminate SOCY M&E framework
• Support the project team to set monthly and quarterly targets
• Organize and store data forms submitted from the field
• Maintain the SILC Management Information System (MIS)
• Enter and clean data in the MIS
• Produce standard reports to track project, agent and group performance
• Produce other reports as requested by the project manager
• Capture Agent Intake Survey data in an Excel format
• Maintain the Agent Management Table
• Maintain other databases as required, and produce periodic reports
• Support the project team in documenting and reporting success stories
• Provide technical input towards the project implementation to ensure the project activities address the set objectives
Job Requirements
– Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics, Social sciences, Development studies, Business Administration, Microfinance or any other related field
– Atleast 2 years experience and practical knowledge in M&E position
– A post graduate training in M&E is desirable
– Experience in SILC methodology is added advantage
– Previous experience with data entry
– Previous experience working in a development project environment
– Excellent skills in computer packages such as excel and other databases
– Knowledge of savings/SILC group programming helpful
– Must be aged between 25-35 years old
Job Title: Accountant (1)
Reports to; Finance and Administrative Manager (FAM)
Office Location: Wakiso
Contract period: One year fixed contract (Could be Renewable).
Job Summary: The project accountant will be responsible for project budgeting, asset management and general financial management and reporting.
Specific Duties:
• Ensure smooth cash flow to finance project activities and operations
• Manage transaction processing systems which produce information for the control of planned activities and operations;
• Ensure legality and regularity in the use of funds;
• Ensure value for money in all financial transactions
• Make and submit timely financial Reports in line with donor, SEPSPEL and the International Accounting Standards.
• Manage a computerized financial system for the projects
• File and submit statutory returns including but not limited to Payee, NSSF, and Local service tax
• Prepare monthly Bank reconciliation statements for all the bank accounts by the 5th day of every month to be authenticated by the CEO and be filed.
• Lead the project audit process both internal and external
• Maintain up to date staff monthly payroll
• Maintain up-to-date asset register for the projects
• Build the capacity of staff on the required Company and donor accounting guidelines and procurement processes

Job Requirements
– Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Commerce , Microfinance, accounting and any related field.
– Atleast 4 years experience and practical knowledge in accounting and finance in a bussy environment
– A professional course in finance i.e CPA and CCA at least level 2.
– Previous experience working in a development project environment
– Excellent skills in computer packages such as excel and Bush-soft, Tally, QuickBooks etc is a must.
– Must be aged between 25-37 years old
Job Title: Project Supervisors-Household Economic Strengthening (3)
Reports to: Project Manager,
Office Location: Wakiso with frequent travel to Gomba
Contract period: One year fixed contract (Could be Renewable).
Summary job description:
The Project Supervisor Household Economic Strengthening is responsible for supervising field agents and ensuring the quality of the SILC groups they form; developing FA skills and certifying them as PSPs; overseeing their work as PSPs and organizing them into networks.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
1. Promote the project and the PSP-SILC to community stakeholders
2. Support the recruitment process for field agents
3. Train field agents in SILC Model
4. Monitor, coach and provide feedback to FAs to develop their skills in SILC methodology
5. Ensure the quality of SILC groups through regular field visits and spot checks
6. Organize and facilitate project events with local leaders, agents and groups, as needed
7. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of agent reporting
8. Review data collection forms and MIS reports and take action
9. Verify stipends due to agents
10. Work with project manager to Certify and launch PSPs
11. Organize and oversee PSP networks

Required qualifications, experience and skills:
• Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Social work and any other related field
• Previous experience working with community-based projects
• Previous experience with savings group programming is helpful
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Fluency in one or more languages of the operating area
• Willingness to be based in the field and to travel long distances
• Ability to ride a motorcycle
• Valid motorcycle permit
• Must be aged between 25-35 years old

Job Title: Youth Empowerment Officer (2)
Reports to: Project Manager,
Office Location: Wakiso/ Gomba
Contract period: One year fixed Contract (could be renewable).
Job Summary: The project officer –Youth empowerment is responsible for Implementing and promoting SEPSPEL’s Vulnerable Children and youth Protection Policies and Procedures in line with the SOCY methodology.
Duties and responsibilities
– Create community based networks that increase care and protection for vulnerable children and youth
– Create and nurture strategic partnerships with relevant structures (informal and formal) that increase wellbeing of vulnerable children, youth and their families
– Spearhead psychosocial support responses to vulnerable children and youth
– Stimulate socio economic growth of youth and their families through several project integrated approaches
– Increase resilience and assertiveness amongst adolescents and youth through life skills support programs in communities
– Foster relevant responses to HIV/AIDS, cancer, environmental concerns at family and community level
– Stimulate functional referral lines that enhance critical services for vulnerable children, youth and their families

Job requirement
– Good knowledge and understanding of Child Protection and youth policies in Uganda
– Should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Social Works, Development studies, Human Rights or other related fields.
– At least two years working experience in Child Protection and youth empowerment interventions
– Should have Basic counseling skills to strengthen effective response
– No record of involvement in child abuse
– Should be able to ride a motorcycle with a valid Class A permit
– Must be willing to settle within project area
– Must be aged between 22-35 years old
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include the following documentation:
i. Application letter clearly specifying the position, salary history and duty station
ii. A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
iii. Copies of certified Academic Transcripts and any relevant trainings
iv. Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.
Address your application to:
The Chief Executive Officer
South Eastern Private Sector Promotion Enterprise Limited
(SEPSPEL)

P.O BOX 62 Busia,Uganda,
Plot 10 Ogoola Road
Hand deliver your application to any of the SEPSPEL offices below:
1. Jinja office: Gabula Road opposite Crisis Pregnancy Centre,
2. Bugiri Office,near Gilgal Guest House
3. Iganga Regional office, Kaliro Road near Sterling Construction offices/Mutukula Market
4. Busia head Office, opposite Madibira P/S.
OR send an email to sepspel@gmail.com (Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and include all documents in one attachment.
Closing date: 19th April, 2016 at 2.00 PM (East Africa standard time)
NOTE: SEPSPEL is an all inclusive and non discriminative organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Any form of lobbying will automatically lead to disqualification.

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Jobs at SEPSPEL

JOBS AT SEPSPEL
South Eastern Private Sector Promotion Enterprise Limited (SEPSPEL) is a Non for Profit Company Limited by guarantee that was incorporated in 2003. SEPSPEL evolved from Busia Private Sector Promotion Centre, which was established in 1998 by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a GoU/UNDP programme. It is one of the eleven (11) then District Private Sector Promotion Centres (DPSPCs) which were established throughout Uganda to promote private sector development, under the Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP)’s Country Cooperation Framework (CCF 1 and 2) that ended in 2002.
Under the auspices of CARE International in Uganda, SEPSPEL is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions in a 5 year USAID Funded project; “Sustainable Responses for Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children and their Households Program (SCORE), that will be implemented in three Districts ( Bugiri, Mayuge and Namayengo). The main goal of the project is to decrease the vulnerability of critically and moderately vulnerable children (VC) and their households in the 3 districts.
1. JOB TITLE: PROJECT COORDINATOR.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Project Coordinator will lead a multi-disciplinary team responsible for identifying and addressing the socio-economic needs of vulnerable children and their households. The Core areas of activities will include income generation, food security, nutritional improvement, child protection and facilitating linkages for relevant support services.
Duties and responsibilities
• Monitor, evaluate, control, supervise and coordinate all project activities.
• Ensure that the project is on course at all times
• Provide backup support to the Project Staff to ensure that they are meeting the assigned project targets.
• Plan out project activities to bring out ease and flow in the projects tasks.
• Prepare routine status reports and present them to CEO.
• Identify, monitor, and respond to the potential project risks.
Job requirement
• Proven track record in managing highly successful development projects;
• A Bachelors degree in Management, Social Sciences, Business Administration , or related field; a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management will be added advantage.
• Good interpersonal and excellent writing and editing skills
• Experience in project planning, proposal development, Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Experience with USAID funded food security, nutrition and child protection projects for vulnerable communities will be an added advantage.
• Significant experience in development programs aimed at empowering vulnerable populations, preferably orphans and vulnerable children.
• Familiarity with reporting and planning procedures for international donors.
• Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize project tasks;
• High level of resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, advocacy skills;
• Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills;
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Must be aged between 28-35 years old.
2. JOB TITLE: FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION OFFICER

Reporting to the Project Coordinator the primary role of this position will be to ensure that vulnerable children and their households are supported to become more food secure and that the nutritional needs of vulnerable children are met through dietary diversity and adopting hygienic and healthy practices among other interventions. The job holder will support organized groups of vulnerable households to increase their crop production, enlightening them on the need to strike a balance between nutritional and economic values of certain crops as well as enhance post harvest handling practices and optimal utilization of crop yields. You will also link these groups to existing food security related ventures supporting and them to exploit other existing livelihood improvement initiatives.
Duties and responsibilities
• Work with community groups to develop a methodology and put in place a system for monitoring food security and Livelihood situation among the vulnerable households
• Increase awareness of target group on infant feeding practices, hygiene, balanced diet and cooking demonstrations.
• Ensure dissemination of context specific information on food utilization and good nutrition practices as availed by the Ministry of Health and other programs to VC households.
• Provide support to Community Development Facilitators on sustainable Farmer Field Schools approach, plan with communities around the production cycle of their chosen enterprise and provide training on demand in line with SCORE Framework.
• Perform additional assignments and responsibilities as assumed or requested by supervision
Job requirement
• A Minimum of a Diploma in agricultural and food/nutrition, Agri business or any other related field.
• A Bachelors Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage.
• 2-5 years demonstrable experience in working in food/nutrition security programs.
• Experience with USAID funded food security and nutrition projects for vulnerable communities will be an added advantage.
• Knowledge of the Farmer field schools approach is a requirement
• Ability to provide technical support to community group in improved agricultural practices and carrying out needs assessment processes with participatory approaches.
• Knowledge of the national food and nutrition security strategy as well as agriculture development programmes such as NAADS.
• Good knowledge on behavioral change communication on nutritional and feeding practices.
• Must be aged between 25-35 years old

3. JOB TITLE: LIVELIHOOD OFFICER
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Livelihood Officer will be responsible for supporting Vulnerable Children and their households to engage in activities to improve household income in a variety of agricultural and other value chains.

Duties and responsibilities
– Conduct value chain analyses to identify market opportunities and private sector linkages suited to target beneficiaries;
– Provide supervision and backstopping of Community Development Facilitators to enable them provide customized trainings in the areas related to economic strengthening of vulnerable communities.
– Provide target beneficiaries with opportunities to participate in entrepreneurship and vocational training as well value-chain and other market-based opportunities by coordinating and linking with other programs and implementers conducting economic, agricultural, and nutrition development programs.
– Conduct and/or facilitate training in business development skills, market assessments, financial management and group savings and lending.
– Establish and foster good relations with NGOs, community-based organizations, and government partners.
– Perform additional assignments and responsibilities as assumed or requested by supervision.
Job Requirement
– Extensive knowledge of micro finance and community based micro financing approaches,
– A Minimum of a Diploma in development studies, Business Administration, Microfinance or any other related filed.
– A Bachelors Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage.
– 2-5 years demonstrable experience in working in livelihood programs.
– Experience with USAID funded livelihood projects for vulnerable communities will be of advantage.
– Knowledge of the Farmer field schools approach is a requirement
– Ability to provide technical support to community group Income Generating activities and carrying out needs assessment using participatory approaches
– Adequate knowledge on community market access initiatives and marketable skills development.
– Must be aged between 25-35 years old

4. JOB TITLE: CHILD ADVOCACY AND PROTECTION OFFICER
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Child Protection and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for Implementing and promoting SEPSPEL’s Vulnerable Children Protection Policies and Procedures.

Duties and responsibilities
– Ensure that the rights of vulnerable children in the project area are protected.
– Provide information and advice on the protection of VC.
– Support and raise awareness of the protection of VC in the communities and among the stake holders.
– Keep abreast of developments and understand the latest information on child protection, confidentiality and other legal issues that impact on the protection of VC and their House Holds (HHs).
– Establish and maintain contact with local statutory agencies including the Police and Community Development Department.
– Establish partnerships and working relations with NGOs and other development partners in the area of operation.
– Maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken and liaise with the statutory agencies and ensure they have access to all necessary information.
– Perform additional assignments and responsibilities as assumed or requested by supervision.
Job requirement
– Good knowledge and understanding of Child Protection- Rights and responsibilities, Guiding principles, and Rings of responsibilities.
– Should have a minimum of a diploma in Social Sciences, Human Rights or related other related fields.
– A Bachelors Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage
– Minimum experience of at least two years in Child Protection Projects
– Should be aware of the laws and policies that govern the protection of children.
– Should have Basic counseling skills to strengthen effective response
– Community mobilization skills and monitoring skills.
– Should have some relevant experience in child protection related work
– No track record of involvement in child abuse
– Must be aged between 25-35 years old

5. JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Duties and Responsibilities
– Ensures that proper financial procedures and systems are operational and maintained
– To receive and process all invoices, expense forms and requests for payment.
– Verify calculations and input codes into the accounts system in an accurate manner.
– To deal with daily transactions for the petty cash and ensure that reconciliations are completed periodically.
– To ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner.
– Produce timely, quality, and accurate financial reports and practices, including preparation of monthly financial reports using the application of appropriate Accounting Systems
– Prepare budgets, amendments and forecasts
– Prepare donor financial reports in line with donor reporting requirements
– Ensure reconciliation between management information and ledger records
– Prepare and present annual financial statement up to external audits.

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