Mine Action Program Specialist, UNDP, Kampala

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Organizatio: UNDP

Location: Kampala

Last Date: January 25th

UNDP Kampala is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to fill the post of Program Specialist.

Qualifications and competencies:

· At least 5 years work experience and knowledge of

(a) general development issues in post-conflict settings;

(b) project management, capacity development and administration

(c) managing multi-stakeholder programme development processes including coordination, developing working partnerships and learning processes;

(d) working in an international development agency. · Advanced university degree in Social Science, International Relations, Development and Policy Studies, Political Science or other development related areas or equivalency.

· Experience in developing capacity in post-conflict countries;

· Solid understanding of mine action and development concepts, and related practices, in both post-conflict and development settings in Africa,

· Prior work experience in Uganda a nd knowledge of the Northern Uganda conflict and recovery context will be an asset.

· Works effectively in a delicate and complex environment;

· Able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;

· Capacity to build strong and enduring alliances and partnerships at all levels;

· Excellent oral and written communication skills;

· Proven ability to direct and manage teams/organizations, involving development of longterm strategies, mobilization of resources, programme integration and decentralization; and

· Very good computer skills.

Submission of applications:

The detailed description of duties and responsibilities and the detailed Terms of Reference is available at the Country Office Website www.undp.or.ug/ and interested candidates are strongly advised to visit the website for further information.

Qualified candidates are invited to send an updated resume containing details of educational and professional qualifications and work experience and at least three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from current or previous employer, addressed to:

The Resident Representative
United Nations Development Programme
15B Clement Hill Road,

P.O. BOX 7184,

Kampala – Uganda
Applications can be e-mailed to registry.ug[at]undp.org, quoting the positions reference: 00050470UGA/08/002/GEN

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is 25 January at 12.00pm (East Africa Time).

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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