EXTERNAL ADVERT February 2018

KASESE DISTRICT SERVICE COMMISSION

EXTERNAL ADVERT

VACANCIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts that exist in the service of Kasese District Local Government and Kasese Municipal Council.

Applications should be submitted in triplicate on PSF Form 3 (Revised 2008) to the Secretary District Service Commission P.O. Box 250, Kasese to reach him not later than 20th March 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Application forms are obtainable from the Chief Administrative Officer’s Office, Secretaries of District Service Commissions or the Public Service Commission and the District Website. Hand written applications with detailed curriculum vitae are also acceptable.

Applications should bear the title and Reference Number of the post applied.

Applicants who are serving officers should route their applications through their Heads of Department who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay

Applicants should attach to each of the three application forms or hand written application forms or hand written application letters three (3) sets of certified photocopies of their certified certificates, testimonials and three (3) of their recent passport size photographs.

Serving applicants should attach copies of letter(s) of appointment, confirmation and promotion if any, where applicable.

Applicants can also view the Job Descriptions and Specifications from the District website www.kasese.go.ug or www.elibrary.kasese.go.ug.

 FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 District Finance Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/01/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale         :       U1E

Reports to  :                 Chief Administrative Officer

Responsible for :           Senior Finance Officer (Revenue and Budget)

Senior Accountant (Expenditure and Accounts)

Type of appointment:   Permanent and Pensionable

 Job Purpose          :                 To provide guidance and technical support, to the Management on proper management and accountability for the financial resources of the District in the accordance with the financial laws;

 Key Duties:

  • Collection of Revenue supervised;
  • Books of accounts and accounting records prepared;
  • Financial transactions verified and sanctioned;
  • Budgets and work plans prepared and coordinated;
  • Financial statements and reports prepared;
  • Audit queries answered;
  • Technical support to Council on financial matters provided through the Chief Administrative
  • Officer;
  • Revenue sources reviewed and alternatives identified;
  • Procurement and prompt payments for goods and services timely done;
  • Staff in the Finance Department supervised and performance assessed; and
  • Financial policy, regulations and professional practices enforced.

 Qualification:

 EITHER : An Honors Bachelors 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.

Experience

At least nine (9) years 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.

Competences

  • Financial Management;
  • Planning, Budgeting and coordinating;
  • Good interpersonal skills
  1. Job Title:                    Assistant Tax Officer

Job Ref:                               KSE/DSC/156/02/2018

No. of posts:                        One             

Salary Scale:                      U6

Reports to:                        Urban Treasurer

Job Purpose

To assess and collect taxes from tax payers.

Key Functions

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

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

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 Education Assistant G.II (Grade III Teacher)

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/03/2018

          No. of posts          :                  Twenty (20)

Salary Scale :                U7

Reports to  :                 Senior Education Assistant

Type of appointment:   Probation

 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:

  • To prepare the schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the approved curriculum on termly
  • and weekly basis.
  • 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

Qualification:

  • Minimum of a Grade III teaching Certificate or the equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports

Competences

 Guidance and counseling skills,

  • Pedagogical skills,
  • Psychological skills,
  • Child development skills,
  • Computer Literacy,
  • Record keeping,
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Environment and Primary Healthcare,

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

 1. Job Title :                 Senior Agricultural Engineer (Water for production)

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/05/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale :                U3

Reports to  :                 Principal Agricultural Officer

Responsible for :           Agricultural Engineer

Type of appointment:   Permanent and pensionable

 Job Purpose          :                 To initiate, develop and advise on agricultural technology transfer and adaptability in areas of soil and water conservation, agricultural engineering, water harvesting and irrigation.

Duties:

  • Systems for suitable utilization of land and water Resources initiated and developed;
  • Strategies for utilization and engineering technologies that enhance land and water productivity
  • developed;
  • Technical guidance to farmers and district leaders on sustainable land adaption of engineering
  • technologies provided;
  • Mechanisms/systems for integrated, improved land, soil and water management and irrigation
  • supported and developed;
  • District data on land use, soil conservation, farming systems and irrigation potential compiled and
  • analyzed;
  • Linkages with research for securing and adapting appropriate technologies established; and
  • District staff advised on recent developments in water harvesting and management of fragile soils

Qualification:

Should have an Honors BSc. Degree in Agriculture Engineering or mechanical engineering plus a minimum of a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural/Farm Planning from a recognized Institution/university.

 (ii) Experience:

 Should have 3 years working experience at a level of agriculture Engineer in government or

equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

(iii) Competences

  • Project management;
  • Accountability;
  • Ethics and Integrity;
  • Communication;
  • Concern for quality and standards; and
  • Time management.
  1. Job Title :                 Fisheries Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/06/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One (1)

Salary Scale :                U4

Reports to  :                 Senior Fisheries Officer

Responsible for :           Assistant Fisheries Officer.

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                 To support the increase and sustainable fish production from natural water bodies and fish farming.

Duties:

  • Quality of fish from natural water bodies and fish farming controlled;
  • Fish diversity conserved from natural water bodies and fish farming;
  • Fisheries regulations enforced in liaison with Stakeholders;
  • Quality and Quantity fry fish supplied to fish farmers;
  • Fish at landing sites and fish markets inspected; and
  • Fish folk training in improved fish farming practices.

Qualification:

An Honors Degree of Bachelor of Science in Botany and Zoology, Fisheries or Aquatic Biology from a recognized University or institution..

 Competences

  • Project management;
  • Communicating effectively;
  • Concern for quality and standards; and
  • Time management.Job Title :                 Assistant Veterinary Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/07/2018

          No. of posts          :                  Seven (7)

Salary Scale :                U5

Reports to  :                 Animal Husbandry Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

Job Purpose         :                 To increase animal production and productivity

Duties:

  • Livestock, other domestic animals and poultry treated and vaccinated;
  • Farmers trained on modern animal husbandry methods and animal nutrition;
  • Increased number of animal products registered;
  • Data on livestock and poultry collected and documented; and
  • Quarantine enforced

Qualification:

  • A Diploma in Animal Health, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Husbandry or Ranch Management from a recognised Institution.

MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 Records Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/08/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One (1)

Salary Scale :                U4

Reports to  :                 Senior Records Officer

Responsible for :           Assistant Records Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose         :                 To maintain the records in the Registry and Resource Centre in an accessible form to end users.

 Duties:

  • Records received, registered and classified;
  • Files opened for keeping classified information and closed when due;
  • Information and mails routed to officers responsible for action;
  • Records and record systems periodically audited in the district;
  • Information in the registry and resource centre organised and administered;
  • Confidential matters handled as prescribed;

 Qualification:

An Honours Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognised Institution;

 Competences

Records and Information Management;

  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Information Communications Technology;
  • Communication; and
  • Time Management.
  1. Job Title :                 Senior Office Supervisor

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/09/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale         :       U5

Reports to  :                 Senior Assistant Secretary (Administration)

Responsible for :           Office Supervisor

Type of appointment:   Permanent and Pensionable

Job Purpose          :                 To supervise and facilitate cleaning of office environment, security and provide office stationery and equipment.

 Duties:

  • Office premises, furniture and equipment maintained in good condition;
  • Distribution and use of office equipment, furniture and stationery coordinated;
  • Work plans and budgets prepared and produced;
  • Utility bills promptly paid;
  • Inventory of issued office equipment and materials kept and maintained;
  • Inventory of office assets and properties maintained;
  • Security of office premises, equipment and vehicles coordinated; and
  • Requirements of user departments identified and determined

Qualification:

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 six (6) years of experience, three (3) of which must

have been at Office Supervisor level in a public or reputable private organization.

(ii) Experience

Experience of three (3) years as Office Supervisor in a Public or Private reputable organization.

(iii) Competences

  • Planning, Organizing and Coordination;
  • Records and Information Management
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Time management
  1. Job Title :                 Parish Chief

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/10/2018

          No. of posts          :                  Ten

Salary Scale :                U5

Reports to  :                 Sub County Chief

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                           To carry out the overall administration and management of a Parish Unit in the Local Government

Duties:

  • Performance reports on Parish operations prepared;
  • Revenue in the Parish collected and accounted for;
  • Work Plans and Budgets for the operation of the Parish prepared;
  • National and Local Government policies and programmes implemented and Council bye-laws
  • enforced in the parish;
  • Parish Community mobilized for developmental programmes;
  • Technical support to Parish Council provided;
  • Parish Council minutes recorded and resolutions disseminated to the relevant authorities;
  • Government and District Projects and programmes implemented at the parish; and
  • Law and order in a parish coordinated and maintained.

Qualification:

Diploma in Public Administration and Management, Social and Social Administration, Development Studies or Business Administration.

 (ii) Competences:

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating;
  • Mobilization skills;
  • Records Management;
  • Communication effectively;

 Job Title  :             Law Enforcement Officer

Job Ref:                                 KSE/DSC/156/11/2018 

No of posts   :                       One

Salary Scale        :            U6

Reports To        :            S   enior Law Enforcement Officer

Responsible For                        :            Assistant Law Enforcement Officer

Job Purpose

To maintain law and order and enforce regulations in the Municipality.

Key Functions

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

Qualifications:

          “O” Level Education plus a Diploma in Law with formal training in policing and Criminal

Investigation activities from a recognized institution

Experience

          Four year’s experience in Law enforcement activities.

Competences

          Evidence act training skills;

          Communicating effectively;

          Self confidence;

          Ethics and Integrity;

          Time management; and

          Physical fitness

  1. Job Title :                 Assistant Inventory Management Officer

          Ref                                 KSE/DSC/156/12/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One (1)

Salary Scale :                U5

Reports to  :                 Inventory Management Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                           To receive, issue and record stores in the organisation.

Duties:

  • Receiving, keeping, retrieving and issuing stores in accordance with the established procedures
  • Receiving and compiling requisition orders
  • Verifying invoices against GRNs
  • Posting and maintaining stores records
  • Stock taking and stock inspection.

Qualifications

 A Diploma in Stores / supplies Management or Procurement  or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.l

Competences

  • Records and information management
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordination
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Accountability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Time management
  1. Job Title  :             Law Enforcement Assistant

Ref:                                                                   KSE/DSC/156/13/2018

No. of posts                                      :              Two (2)

Salary Scale                               :             U8

Reports To                                 :              Assistant Law Enforcement Officer

Job Purpose

To enforce law and order in the Municipality.

Key Functions

  • Enforcing adherence to regulations and by-laws by the public;
  • Supporting the Tax/Revenue department by arresting tax defaulters;
  • Carrying out operations as authorized by the T.C;
  • Investing and prosecuting the criminals.

Qualificatio

O” Level Education plus a Diploma in Law with formal training in policing and Criminal

Investigation activities from a recognized institution

(ii)        Competences:

          Evidence act training skills;

          Communicating effectively ; Time management; and Physical fitness,

  1. Job tittle: Askari

          Job Ref                 KSE/DSC/156/14/2018

          No of posts           Two (2)

Salary Scale:           U8

Reports to:             Office Supervisor

Job purpose:          To provide security services to the organization

Key duties 

 Checking and properly locking premises at the close of the day

  • Apprehending and questioning suspects for proper identification
  • Directing visitors to the reception for more information
  • Reporting theft case and preparing reports to the authorities
  • Patrolling premises to ensure maximum security
  • Maintaing security of government vehicles
  • Keeping security at important entry points

Qualifications

O’Level certificate with training in security

 WORKS DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 District Engineer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/15/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale         :       U1E

Reports to  :                 Chief Administrative Officer

Responsible for :           Senior Civil Engineers

Senior Assistant Engineering Officer (Mechanical).

Type of appointment:   Permanent and Pensionable

 Job Purpose          :                 To coordinate and manage all engineering and technical works in the District..

Key Duties:         

  • 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.

Qualification:

  • 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).

 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.

Competences

 Project management;

 Human resource management;

 Information technology;

 Accountability;

 Concern for quality and standards;

 Ethics and integrity;

 Leadership; and

 Time management.

  1. Job Title :                 Engineering Assistant (Electrical)

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/16/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale :                U7

Reports to  :                 Assistant Engineering Officer – Electrical

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                           To carry out routine maintenance, repair and calibration of hospital and medical equipment.

Duties:

  • Routine maintenance, repair and calibration of hospital and medical equipment provided;
  • Inventory of medical equipment within the hospital updated and maintained; and
  • Technicians and Artisans trained in medical equipment repair and maintenance.

Qualification:

 Should have O’ Level plus craft course (Electrical Installation).

ii) Competences

  • Records Management
  • Time management; and
  • Concern for quality and standards.
  1. Job Title :                 Borehole Maintenance Technician

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/17/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale :                U7

Reports to  :                 Assistant Engineering Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

Duties:

  • Servicing Boreholes
  • Training and supervising local pump mechanics
  • Enforcing Community Based maintenance system
  • Preparing status periodic reports

Qualification:

  • ‘A’ level plus a certificate in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution
  1. Job Title     :                 Driver

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/18/2018.

          No. of posts          :                  Four (4)

Salary Scale :                U8

Reports to  :                 Officer Assigned

Type of appointment:   Probation

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

Duties:

  • Vehicle driven as assigned;
  • Vehicle cleaned, maintained and minor repairs carried out;
  • Major mechanical faults reported;
  • Basic vehicle records maintained; and
  • Vehicle safely kept.

Qualification:

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a pass in English Language.

Valid Driving Permit of Class C or D.

Competences

 Basic Knowledge of mechanical and vehicle maintenance;

  • Clean driving record;
  • Public Relations and Customer Care;
  • Time Management; and

TRADE, INDUSTRY AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

  1. 1. Job Title :                 Tourism Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/19/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale         :                 U4

Reports to  :                 District Commercial Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                 To promote tourism and t initiatives/ campaigns with the aim of generating and increasing revenue.

Duties:

  • Preparing tourist or visitor information
  • Producing promotional material and displays
  • Managing budgets
  • Writing reports, business plans and press releases
  • Making presentations
  • Maintaining statistical and financial records
  • Undertaking day to day centre management and administration
  • Liaising with Local businesses and the media
  • Carrying out market research

Qualification:

  • Should have an Honors’ Degree in either Languages, Tourism and Travel, Leisure and Hospitality, Business Studies or Marketing from a recognized education and training institution
  • At least 1  year working experience with museums or in any commercial area of sales, marketing and retailing.

Competences

  • IT skills
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating
  • Strategic thinking
  • Networking and teamwork

 

KASESE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

 WORKS DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 Assistant Engineering Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/20/2018.

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale :                U5

Reports to  :                 Sen. Asst. Engineering Officer (Water)

Type of appointment:   Probation

 Job Purpose          :                 To install and support the provision of clean and safe water as well as sanitation facilities in the Municipality.

Duties:

  • Work plans and budgets prepared;
  • Water and sanitation facilities supervised;
  • Communities sensitized and supported; and
  • Data on the status of water and sanitation collected.

Qualification:

Should hold a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution;

(ii) Competences

  • Project Management;
  • Records and information management ;
  • Time management; and
  • Concern for quality and standard

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

 Job Title :                 Veterinary Officer

          Ref.             :                 KSE/DSC/156/21/2018

          No. of posts          :                  One

Salary Scale :                U4

Reports to  :                 Senior Veterinary Officer

Responsible for :           Assistant Veterinary Officer

Type of appointment:   Probation

Job Purpose         :                 To control animal diseases, treat sick animals and carry out better animal production activities.

Duties:

  • Occurrence and spread of animal diseases controlled;
  • Sick animals treated and animal owners advised in handling sick animals;
  • Leaders, Administrators and animal owners trained and guided for better animal production;
  • Livestock markets and holding grounds inspected;
  • Processors and handlers of food and by-products of animal origin inspected and advised; and
  • Farmers guided in pasture management, structure construction and farm management

Qualification:

A Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized University

Competences

  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Planning organizing and coordinating;
  • Accountability;
  • Diagnose and treat animals;
  • Ethics and integrity;
  • Time management; and

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