Abt Associates Chief of Party - Uganda Revenue Mobilization for Development - Jobs in Uganda

Abt Associates Chief of Party - Uganda Revenue Mobilization for Development - Jobs in Uganda


Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries.

We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation.

Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.

In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the field of international development, seeks a qualified Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Uganda Revenue Mobilization for Development (DRM4D).

The goal of the DRM4D activity is to increase domestic revenue mobilization (both tax and non-tax) and thereby create the fiscal space for public spending and investments in service delivery and other priority areas.

The activity will support interventions that enhance predictability and fairness in the tax system, reduce the costs and burdens of tax compliance, and create platforms and opportunities for public-private dialogue on both the mobilization and use of public resources.

At the sub-national level, the activity will support interventions aimed at expanding tax and non-tax revenue options for selected local governments. The project will also engage with the Government of Uganda (GOU) on opportunities for investing the increased revenue into poverty reducing sectors such as health, education and agriculture.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations and who strive to improve the lives of people worldwide. This position is conitngent upon award.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and technical support specifically for project staff and subcontractors
  • Serve as the team’s chief liaison with USAID and is responsible for establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with stakeholders spanning the public sector, private sector,
    and civil society in Uganda and with other development partners and USAID implementers
  • Collaboratively creates and implements a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Monitors the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal control
  • Direct the activities of the Security Focal Points and/or Country Risk Manager and will collaborate with the Global Security Office in the implementation and application of the Global Security Policy
  • Serve as the Chair of the Security Management Team and conduct SMT meetings once every eight weeks

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
  • Graduate degree in public finance, economics, public policy, law, or other relevant field
  • Substantial international development experience, including substantial experience working with public sector, private sector and civil society stakeholders in a developing country context
  • Direct experience with managing and implementing donor-funded tax or fiscal reform activities of similar scale and political complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams to achieve development outcomes and business results
  • Strong command of tax and revenue policy, as well as tax and revenue administration concepts and practices
  • Previous work experience in Uganda or East Africa is very desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required (English)
  • Previous work experience with USAID desirable

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Abt Associates Chief of Party - Uganda Revenue Mobilization for Development - Jobs in Uganda

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