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YUMBE DISTRICT SERVICE COMMISSION

The Republic of Uganda                   JOB VACANCIES

ADVERTISEMENT NO.1 FY 2020/2021

Applications are invited from suitable qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacancies in Yumbe District Local Government. Applications shall be submitted in triplicate on PSC Form 3 (revised 2008) together with 3 recent colored passport size photographs and certified copies of academic documents (transcripts and Certificates, National Identity Cards, Registration and Practicing Licenses and other relevant documents) should reach the Secretary, District Service Commission Yumbe, P.O. Box 1, Yumbe not later than 19th February 2021. Hand written applications accompanied with curriculum vitae, copies of academic documents and three passport size photos can also be accepted. Application Form (PSC Form 3) can be obtained from the Secretary DSC Yumbe, or any nearby District, or Public Service Commission, Kampala. You are advised to indicate the accurate reference number specified against each vacancy/post. Serving officers should route their applications through responsible Officer or heads of department.

The Detailed advert is available on the district notice board or the job descriptions and person specifications for the posts advertised can be obtained on the ministry of public service website http://www.publicservice.go.ug

Job Title:                                   Chief Finance Officer

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/01/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U1 E

Reports to:                                Chief Administrative Officer

Responsible for:                        Senior Finance Officer (Revenue and Budget)

Senior Accountant (Expenditure and Accounts)

Key Functions

  • Supervising the collection of revenue;
  • Preparing books of accounts and accounting records;
  • Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of the District;
  • Preparing and coordinating budgets and work plans for the District Local Government through the Budget Desk;
  • Reconciling bank statements to iron out discrepancies with cash books;
  • Preparing financial statements and reports;
  • Answering audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary;
  • Providing technical support to Council on financial matters;
  • Planning, supervising and assessing the performance of staff in the Department of Finance;
  • Reviewing and identifying alternative sources of revenue generation;
  • Coordinating the procurement and payment for goods and services provided to the District Administration; and
  • Enforcing adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

EITHER: An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in either Commerce (Accounting option) or Business Administration (Accounting option) or Business Studies (Accounting option) or Finance and Accounting plus full Professional Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE from a recognized University/institution.

OR Full professional qualification in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognised Institution and accredited by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) plus a minimum of a Post graduate diploma in Financial Management or Business Administration from a recognised awarding institution.

(ii) Experience

At least nine (9) years of experience in accounting three (3) of which should have been served at the level of Principal Finance Officer in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

(iii) Competences

  • Financial Management; Planning, Budgeting and coordinating; Accountability; Problem solving and Decision Making; Communication; Concern for quality and standards; Ethics and Integrity; and Time management.

Job Title:                                   District Engineer

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/02/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U1 E

Reports to:                                Chief Administrative Officer

Responsible for:                        Senior Civil Engineers

Senior Assistant Engineering Officer (Mechanical).

Key Functions

  • Providing technical advice and guidance to stakeholders;
  • Preparing technical specifications of contracts;
  • Supervising all the technical works in the District;
  • Preparing work plans and budgets for the technical works in the District;
  • Approving buildings and other structural plans;
  • Developing and maintaining water and sanitation systems; and
  • Enforcing engineering and works policies.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications:

  • Should hold an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution.
  • Should also have a Masters in an engineering discipline.
  • Should be a registered Engineer with Uganda Engineers Registration Board (UERB).

(ii) Experience:

At least nine (9) years in a civil engineering job three of which should have been at the level of Principal Engineer (Civil) in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

(iii) Competences

  • Project management; Human resource management; Information technology; Accountability; Concern for quality and standards; Ethics and integrity; Leadership; and Time management

Job Title:                                     District Planner

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/03/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U1E

Reports to:                                Chief Administrative Officer

Supervises:                            Senior Planner

Key Functions

  • Formulating, developing and coordinating District development strategies, plans and budgets;
  • Preparing and disseminating performance standards and indicators for the district to users;
  • Providing Technical support to Departments in preparation and production of District Development Plans;
  • Developing District investment priorities;
  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating performance of District Development Plans programs and projects;
  • Maintaining District Management Information System;
  • Developing and maintaining an up-to-date district data bank;
  • Appraising National and District Policy;
  • Producing minutes of Technical Planning Committee.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Statistics, Quantitative Economics, and Population studies from a recognized Institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in any of the above fields is a must;
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Management or Public Administration or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University/Institution is an added advantage.

(ii) Experience

Should have a minimum of 9 years working experience in planning, 3 of which should have been Served as a Principal planner in Government or equivalent level of experience in a reputable organization.

(iii) Competences

(a) Technical

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating; Policy Management; Project management; Information Communication Technology (ICT);

(b) Behavioral

  • Concern for quality and standards; Results orientation; Teamwork; Communicating Effectively;

Job Title:                                    Inspector of Schools 

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/04/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                           U4 

Reports to:                            Senior Inspector of Schools

Job Purpose

To inspect and support the enforcement of educational standards.

Key Functions

  • Carrying out periodic inspection of schools;
  • Providing support supervision to teachers;
  • Monitoring teachers’ performance;
  • Enforcing minimum educational standards;
  • Preparing inspection reports; and
  • Providing guidance and counseling to teachers.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

Should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree with Education from a recognized university or institution. 

(ii) Competences

  • Records and information management; Planning, organ sing and coordinating. Communication; Networking; Concern for quality and standards; Assertiveness and self-confidence; and Teamwork.

Job Title:                                   Office Supervisor

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/05/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U6

Reports to:                            Senior Office Supervisor

Responsible for:                     Assistant Office Supervisor

Job Purpose

To assist in office maintenance and provision of office utilities and consumables.

Key Functions

  • Distributing office furniture, equipment and stationery;
  • Undertaking the follow up on payment of utility bills;
  • Preparing inventory of items issued to users;
  • Supervising lower Support staff;
  • Organizing venues for meetings and office functions;
  • Maintaining the office telephone directory; and
  • Facilitating the maintenance of office premises, furniture and equipment.

Person Specifications

  1. Qualifications

Either a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes including credits in Mathematics and English Language plus a diploma in Office Management from a recognized awarding institution, OR a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes including credits in Mathematics and English Language plus three (3) years at Office Supervisor level in a public or reputable private organization.

  1. Experience

Should have working experience of three (3) years as Assistant Office Supervisor in a Public or Private reputable organization.

  1. Competences
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordination; Records and Information Management; Accountability; Concern for quality and standards; Communication; and Time management. 

Job Title:                                   Assistant Accountant

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/07/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U6

Reports to:                                Senior Assistant Accountant

Job Purpose: 

To perform routine and basic accounting work involving carrying out initial data entry, sorting documents, filing and keeping custody of accounting and financial transaction records.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To prepare voucher according to payment requested.
  • To assign invoice numbers to transactions for further processing.
  • To record and capture data on the system.
  • To provide information on Electronic Funds Transfer and, execute payments to beneficiaries. 
  • To prepare payment advice forms, receive-non tax revenue collections, imprest, compile returns and prepare monthly accountability.
  • To post vote books and subsidiary ledgers.
  • To receive, sort, file accountability returns and keep custody of accounting documents.

Key Result Areas

  • Payment vouchers accurately relate to payment requests
  • Error free data recorded in the system.
  • Payments executed accurately and timely to the satisfaction of clients/beneficiaries.
  • Accurate decisions made on basis of properly prepared vote books and subsidiary ledgers. 
  • Availability and easy access to complete, accurate accounting documents.

Person Specification

  1. Qualifications

A Diploma in Accounting. or Business Studies/Administration with Accounting obtained from a recognized awarding Institution or Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education plus a certificate in preprofessional Accounting qualification like: Accounts Technician Certificate (ATC) or, Certificate in Accounting Technician (CAT) awarded from recognized professional body accredited by Institute of Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).

Job Title:                                   Driver

Number of Vacancies:              4

Reference Number:                YDLG/08/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                           U8

Reports to:                            Officer assigned 

Job Purpose

To drive and maintain Local Government vehicle in accordance with the transport policy; and as directed by the supervising officer.

Key Functions

  • Driving vehicles for official duty and assignments;
  • Carrying out basic maintenance and cleanliness of the vehicle;
  • Reporting major technical mechanical faults to the supervising officer;
  • Maintaining basic records regarding the vehicles as instructed; and
  • Ensuring the safety of the vehicle while on duty.

Person Specifications

Qualifications

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a pass in English Language.
  • Valid Driving Permit of Class C or D

Job Title:                                   Education Assistant

Number of Vacancies:              25

Reference Number:                YDLG/09/01/20-21

Reports to:                            Senior Education Assistant

Salary Scale:                          U7

Job Purpose

To teach, examine and assess learners’ progress on an on-going basis in order to ensure functional literacy, numeracy and basic communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To prepare the schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the approved curriculum on termly and weekly basis. ii.
  • To conduct lessons and remedial work according to the set timetable.
  • To participate in setting, administering and marking internal and external examinations.
  • To carry out continuous assessment and evaluation of pupils’ performance.
  • To prepare and select appropriate learning aids/materials for classroom teaching.
  • To keep and maintain class records /inventory (Registers, records of work, progress reports and equipment)
  • To guide and counsel pupils.
  • To participate in class meetings.
  • To serve as classroom teacher.
  • To participate in co - curricula activities and community activities.
  • To conduct any other duties assigned that are related to the profession.

Person Specification:

  1. Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Grade III teaching Certificate or the equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports
  1. Competencies:
  2. Guidance and counseling skills; Pedagogical skills; Psychological skills; Child development skills; Computer Literacy; Record keeping; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Environment and Primary Healthcare; Safety and Precautionary measures; and Support for Special Needs students.

Job Title:                                   Senior Agricultural Officer

Number of Vacancies               1

Reference Number:                YDLG/10/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U3

Reports to:                            Principal Agricultural Officer

Job Purpose                              

To provide advisory services to farmers on new agricultural methods and technologies and to implement planned programmes.

Key Functions

  • Participating in planning and budgeting for the Agriculture sub-sector;
  • Implementing agricultural plans, programmes and activities;
  • Writing Implementation reports for the sub-sector;
  • Training staff and farmers on new technologies and methods on farming, disease and pest control;
  • Sensitizing people on natural disasters;
  • Monitoring and evaluating staff performance;
  • Promoting proper agricultural land utilization; and
  • Monitoring the supply and use of agricultural inputs.

 Person Specifications

  1. Qualifications

An Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture or Agricultural Extension Services from a recognized University/Institution. A possession of a Postgraduate qualification in the above will be an added advantage.

  1. Experience:

At least three (3) years working experience with farmers and farms in Government at the level of an Agricultural Officer or equivalent level of experience from a reputable Organization.

  1. Competences
  2. Planning; Organizing and coordinating; Communication; Concern for Quality and Standards; Time management

Job Title:                                  Assistant Tax Officer

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/11/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U6

Reports to:                            Urban Treasurer

Job Purpose

To assess and collect taxes from tax payers.

Key Outputs

  • Tax payers assessed;
  • Taxes collected; and
  • Taxable property established and enumerated.

Key Functions

  • Assessing Tax payers in the Urban Council;
  • Collecting Taxes within the Urban Council; and
  • Establishing and enumerating Taxable property in the Urban Council.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

  • A Minimum of a Diploma with a bias either in Accounting or, Financial Management or, Business Studies/Administration with Accounting and/or Financial Management as a subject obtained from a recognised awarding Institution.

(ii) Competences

  • Financial Management; Ethics and integrity; Assertiveness and self-confidence; Communicating effectively; Public relations and customer care; and Timed management.

Job Title:                                   Law Enforcement Officer

Number of Vacancies:              1

Reference Number:                YDLG/12/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U6

Reports to:                            Senior Law Enforcement Officer

Responsible for:                        Assistant Law Enforcement Officer

Job Purpose

To maintain law and order and enforce regulations in the Municipality/Town Council.

Key Functions

  • Enforcing national laws and Council by-laws;
  • Detecting, arresting, preparing charge sheets and prosecuting law breakers;
  • Sensitizing the public on crime prevention; and
  • Protecting life and property of eth residents. Person Specifications

Person Specifications

  1. Qualifications:

“O” Level Education plus a Diploma in Law with formal training in policing and Criminal Investigation activities from a recognized institution

  1. Experience

Four years’ experience in Law enforcement activities.

  1. Competences
  2. Evidence act training skills; Communicating effectively; Self-confidence; Ethics and Integrity; Time management; and Physical fitness

Job Title:                                   Medical Officer `

Number of Vacancies:              02

Reference Number:                YDLG/13/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U4

Reports to:                                Senior Medical Officer

Job Purpose

To provide and maintain curative and preventive health care services in accordance with National Health Service standards.

 

Key Functions

  • Diagnosing, treating and managing patients;
  • Promoting public health practices in the community;
  • Participating in research activities and health data collection; and
  • Participating in continued professional development.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

  • Must have an MB.Ch.B or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.

(ii) Competences

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating; Concern for quality and standards; Communication; Ethics and integrity; Time management; Team building; Information management; Report writing; and Accountability.

Job Title:                                   Clinical Officer

Number of Vacancies:              01

Reference Number:                YDLG/14/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U5 med

Reports to:                                Senior Clinical Officer

Key Functions

  • Diagnosing, treating and managing patients;
  • Conducting health education to patients;
  • Participating in research activities;
  • Participating in Continuous Professional Development activities; and
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

  • Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from recognized Institution
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

 (ii) Competences

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating; Concern for quality and standards; Communication; Ethics and integrity; Self-control and stress management; and Time management.

Job Title:                                   Assistant Nursing Officer (Midwifery)

Number of Vacancies:              01

Reference Number:                YDLG/15/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                          U5

Reports to:                            Nursing Officer

Responsible for:                     Enrolled Midwife 

Job Purpose   

To facilitate deliveries and provide nursing care to mothers and their babies. 

Key Functions

  • Receiving patients, register admissions, deliveries, discharges and deaths;
  • Carrying out antenatal care and identifying high risk cases for referral;
  • Providing care during labour with emphasis to prevention of complications to mother and baby;
  • Providing care during puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection;
  • Sensitizing mothers about benefits of breast feeding and recommended diet;
  • Participating in bedside nursing procedures as a member of the caring team;
  • Participating in Doctors/Clinical officers ward rounds;
  • Requisitioning and accounting for medical supplies and sundries;
  • Carrying out HRM functions such as training and staff performance appraisal; and
  • Compiling daily ward reports and hand over to in-coming shift.

Person Specifications

Qualifications

  • Must be trained at a Registered Midwife level from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

Competences

  • Guidance and counseling; Concern for quality and standards for midwifery care;

Communication; Self-control and Stress management; Ethics and integrity; and

Time management.

Job Title:                                   Enrolled Nurse

Number of Vacancies:              07

Reference Number:                YDLG/16/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U7 Med

Reports to:                                Nursing Officer

Responsible for:                     Nursing Assistant and Support Staff

Key Functions

  • Receiving, registering and preparing patients for diagnosis;
  • Providing quality nursing care and treatment to patients;
  • Observing and keeping proper records about the patients;
  • Participating in Doctors/Clinical Officers Ward rounds;
  • Participating in bedside nursing procedures as a member of the caring team;
  • Preparing patients for meals and participate in serving them;
  • Maintaining a clean and healthy environment for the patients;
  • Supervising and appraising Nursing Assistants and support staff;
  • Sensitizing patients and their attendants about basic health care practices; and
  • Compiling and submitting daily nursing care service activity reports.

Person Specifications

(i) Qualifications

  • Must have Enrolled Nursing Certificate from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

(ii) Competences

  • Guidance and counseling; Concern for quality and standards of nursing care; Ethics and integrity; and Time management.

Job Title:                                   Enrolled Midwife

Number of Vacancies:              07

Reference Number:                YDLG/17/01/20-21

Salary Scale:                             U7 med

Reports to:                                Nursing Officer (Midwifery)

Responsible for:                        Nursing Assistant, Nursing Trainees and Support Staff

Key Functions

  • Receiving patients, registering admissions, discharges and deaths;
  • Providing care during labour with emphasis on keeping proper records, use of drugs and prevention of complications to mother and baby;
  • Providing care during puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection;
  • Sensitizing mothers about benefits of breast feeding and recommended diet;
  • Participating in bedside nursing procedures as a member of the caring team;
  • Participating in Doctors/Clinical officers ward rounds;
  • Observing and compiling daily ward reports for the attention of the relevant authorities;
  • Preparing patients for meals and participate in serving them;
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment for the patients; and
  • Carrying out Ante-natal care.

Person Specifications

i) Qualifications

  • Must have an Enrolled Midwifery Certificate from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

ii) Competencies

  • Guidance and counseling; Concern for quality and standards; Ethics and integrity; Self-control and Stress management; and Time management.