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The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council is a semi autonomous Health Professional Regulatory body under the MOH established by Uganda Nurses and Midwives Act, 1996 to regulate and supervise the provision of quality Nursing and Midwifery services to the public. Its mandate is to set and regulate standards of nursing and midwifery training and practice and provide professional guidance for public safety. In order to effectively fulfill its mandate, the Council seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Job Title               : Internal Auditor

Department       : Audit

Duty Station       : Kampala

Salary Scale        : UNMC 4

Reports to           : Governing Council

Job Purpose       : To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the policies, procedures and standards by which the Council’s physical, human and technological resources are managed

Key Result Areas:

The Internal Audit function is an independent and objective unit responsible for:

  1. To work with the Council and Management in ensuring  that systems are in place, to identify, analyze and mitigate all risks;
  2. To Plan, organize and conduct the internal audit function including preparation of audit plans for different departments;
  3. To report to the Audit Committee of the Council and top management on policies, programmes and activities of the department
  4. To Liaise with the external Auditors to ensure that areas of concern and audit issues are identified and attended to
  5. To make recommendations on the systems and procedures that need attention and monitoring management response and implementation
  6. To review the internal audit control procedures and systems to assess their equity and compliance
  7. To audit revenue collection for accountability purposes
  8. To audit procurements and payments in line with accounting and financial procedures and regulations
  9. To conduct manpower audit in line with the approved budgets and work plans
  10. To review and advise on the Council’s accounting systems in line with the internal controls
  11. To monitor the expenditure of the Council in line with the budgetary provisions and financial regulations
  12. To conduct any reviews/tasks requested by the Council or Registrar as may be required from time to time
  13. To prepare and submit audit reports to relevant authorities
  14. Any other tasks as may be assigned

Person specifications:

Qualifications:

EITHER an Honors Degree in Accounting or Auditing from a recognized University

OR: Full professional qualifications in Accounting or Auditing from recognized institution

Experience:

-          Must have served as an Internal Auditor in a busy organization for not less than 3 years

Competencies  :

The incumbent must possess the following:

  1. Sound and contemporary financial management skills
  2. Practical knowledge and skills in computer packages in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel)
  3. Concern for quality and standards
  4. Exhibit a high level of ethics and integrity
  5. Good communication skills
  6. Time management

Post:                      Procurement Officer

Duty Station:      Kampala

Salary Scale:       UNMC 4

Reports to:         Finance and Administration Manager

Job Purpose:      To facilitate a transparent process of procurement and disposal of Council goods and services

Key Result Areas:

i)                    To develop and review appropriate systems, procedures and guidelines for procurement of goods and services

ii)                   To participate in planning and budgeting processes of the Council

iii)                 To provide secretarial duties to the Contract and Evaluation Committee meetings

iv)                 To liaise with Heads of Department to identify procurement needs and develop procurement plans

v)                  To prepare periodical reports for the procurement and disposal processes and submitting them to relevant authorities

vi)                 To liaise with suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of goods and services

vii)               To liaise with the Line Supervisor and Accounting Officer in identification of persons to the various Evaluation Committees

viii)              To provide timely advice to the Accounting Officer, Procurement and Disposal Committee and members of the Council on matters pertaining to procurement and disposal

ix)                 To evaluate procurement requirements and recommending the most appropriate procurement and disposal procedure

x)                  To advise end users on development of procurement specifications

xi)                 To prepare draft bid documents and procurement plans and submitting them to senior management

xii)               To organize and verify documents relating to procurement and disposal for use by the interested parties

xiii)              To compile schedules of procurement requirements

xiv)             Any other duty assigned from time to time

Person’s specifications:

EITHER An Honors Bachelors Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from a recognized awarding institution

OR A Bachelors Degree in a Non- Supply Chain Management discipline, preferably in Economics, Business Administration, or Commerce with a Post graduate Diploma in Procurement Management recognized from awarding institution

OR Full professional qualification in supply chain management (CIPS) plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement Management from a recognized awarding institution

Certification with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies is an added advantage

Experience and core competencies

At least 3 years experience in a busy organization;

Key Competencies:

The applicant must exhibit the following competencies:-

i)                    High level of integrity, confidentiality, integrity and ethical behavior

ii)                   Ability to work as a team player

iii)                 Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure

iv)                 Should be knowledgeable in ICT

v)                  Good interpersonal skills

vi)                 Market Research skills

vii)               Time management

viii)              Excellent communication skill both oral and written

ix)                 Ethics and integrity

Post:                      Regional Supervisor

Duty Station:      Moroto and Kabale

Salary Scale:       UNMC 4

Reports to:         Deputy Registrar

Job Purpose:      To coordinate UNMC activities to ensure public safety within the respective areas of the office jurisdiction

Key Result Areas:

i)                    To participate general supervision and regulation  over all the nursing and midwifery professionals and health facilities, Health Training Institutions for nurses and midwives in the region

ii)                   To participate in the investigation charges of malpractice, negligence or misconduct against a professional and make a full report to the Supervisor of the facts and circumstances of the charges

iii)                 To maintain and update database in relation to nursing and midwifery professions in the region

iv)                 To network and coordinate activities of District Health Supervisory Authorities in the region

v)                  To report the name of any nursing and midwifery professional convicted of an offence and the nature of the offence committed as soon as the conviction comes to your knowledge

vi)                 To report the death of any registered nurse or midwife as soon as information on death comes to your knowledge

vii)               To inspect all nursing and midwifery health facilities in the region  applying for registration and renewal of operational license and advise on their suitability to offer the health services

viii)              To inspect any nursing or midwifery health facility with Enforcement Officer if necessary to certify whether provisions of the Nurses and Midwives Act are being complied with

ix)                 To circulate information relating to all licensed nursing and midwifery health units in the region to the relevant authorities

x)                  To disseminate information from the head office to the relevant stakeholders in the region

Person’s specifications:

  1. A Bachelors of Nursing Science Degree from a recognized awarding institution
  2. A diploma in any leadership and or management science will be an added advantage
  3. The Applicant MUST have a valid Practicing License in nursing and midwifery professions

Experience and core competencies

At least 3 years experience in a large and busy organization at the level of a Nursing Officer;

Key Competencies:

i)                    The candidate must possess a high level of integrity and professionalism

ii)                   Ability to work as a team player

iii)                 Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure

iv)                 Should be knowledgeable in ICT

v)                  Good interpersonal skills

vi)                 An effective time manager

vii)               Excellent communication skill both oral and written

All interested applicants should submit their applications with the relevant testimonials, certificates and at least three referees two of whom should be professional and one personal by 27th JUNE 2016  at 5:00 pm to the address below;

The Registrar,  

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council,

P.O Box 4046, Kampala