GIZ Uganda Technical Advisor – Political Participation Jobs

GIZ Uganda Technical Advisor – Political Participation Jobs


Organization details

  • The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co-funded by the European Union.

  • The main objective of the programme is that selected state and civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency, accountability, efficient and effective management and political participation) in their respective areas of responsibility.

    Structurally, the programme focuses on 3 main components

  • Strengthening Accountability

  • Strengthening Human Rights/ Digital Africa

  • Strengthening Civil Society.

    In the area of civil society support GIZ, co-funded by the EU, focuses on

  • creating an enabling environment,

  • foster political participation

  • capacity building for civil society organizations (CSO).
  • CUSP is following a specific approach utilizing the experience already made at the level of certain GIZ sector support and development programmes as well of the EU National Indicative Programme (NIP).

    The programme component

  • creating an enabling environment cooperates closely with the other programme components

  • foster political participation

  • capacity building for CSOs which will be primarily be implemented through the hubs in Kampala, Gulu, Mbale and three mobile hubs.

    Knowledge, Skills & Competences

  • Language skills: very good command of English language (spoken and written).
  • Knowledge of local languages in Northern Uganda is an added advantage

  • Strong ability to work within a team and follow a common goal.

    Key Responsibilities

    The advisor on political participation on national level will be responsible for:

  • Day to day organization with focus on political participation on national level in close coordination with the line manager.

  • Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of activities on national level in line with the mandate of the programme.

  • Representation of the programme together with the line manager in close cooperation with all relevant actors active in the field and the region.

    Specific Tasks

    Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

    Strategic conceptual work

  • Mapping of existing CSOs and CSO platforms on different perspectives and sectors.

  • Establish partnerships with OPM (Office of Prime Minster), the NPA (National
    Planning Authority) as well as with other ministries.

  • Establish partnerships with CSO organizations and CSO platforms.

  • Establish partnerships between governmental and CSO organization as well as with CSO platforms.

  • Launch fora and processes as well as mechanisms for consultation.

  • Advise and support the advisors in the decentralized Hubs in Kampala, Gulu and Mbale on political participation.

  • Implement innovative advisory services strengthening CSO engagement with regards to political participation in different sectors (governance, water, energy and agriculture sectors).

  • Advise on the development of internal policies, guidelines and manuals in CSOs/networks to strengthen their internal governance, work processes and networking on political participation.

    Communication

  • Ensure timely and smooth communication between programme partners and within the programme.

  • Internal and external representation of the programme in coordination with the line management.

    Administration and Reporting

  • Support programme activities, outputs and outcomes.

  • Support the reporting according to EU standards.

  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the programme.

    Qualifications

  • University Degree (minimum MSc or MA) in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political Science, Social Science, Development Studies.

    Details of experience

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in participation of civil society

  • Knowledge in results-based management.

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and data analysis.

  • Working experience in civil society organizations or governmental institutions.

  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German is an added value.

  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different stakeholder groups.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required.

  • Able to work independent, responsible and target oriented.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; GIZ Uganda Technical Advisor – Political Participation Jobs

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