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Vacancy Announcement: No. VN/PBR/2014/05 - Chief of Field Office, Fort Portal

Post: Chief of Field Office, Fort Portal

Grade: NOD

Duty Station: Kampala

Type and Duration of Appointment: Fixed-Term Appointment (One year with possible extension) 

Purpose of the post:

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Coordination and Emergency, with the support from Programme Chiefs based in Kampala, the incumbent is responsible for provision of leadership and guidance in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national level programme of cooperation as it pertains to the area served by the Zonal office, including emergencies, ensuring consistency with the national level strategies and objectives; Represent UNICEF in meetings with local authorities as well as multi-lateral, bilateral agencies and NGOs; Negotiate and advocate programme goals and strategies and identify strategic alliances, and influence District Development Plans and budgets to facilitate achievement of programme results; Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and counterpart accountability; Ensure effective management of the zonal office through proper leadership, planning, control, organisation and motivation of staff in accordance with UNICEF personnel rules and regulations, financial policies and procedures to develop and administer the current country programme.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Attributes:

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in social development, management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Familiarity and experience in coordination with other UN agencies, government and NGO partners.
  • Experience in emergencies.
  • Experience in management of staff, logistics and financial assets required.
  • Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
    Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results 
     Functional Competencies (Required): Leading and Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Applying Technical Expertise; Planning and Organizing

Eligibility Criteria:

  • ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered. 
  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  •  Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report. 
  • If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_MukasaApplication.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment. 
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Closing date for applications is 24 March 2014.  Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist, UNICEF Kampala, Uganda, Plot 9, George Street, PO Box 7047,
Kampala Uganda
Via email to:



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