IITA Multi-stakeholder Engagement Specialist Jobs in Uganda

IITA Multi-stakeholder Engagement Specialist Jobs in Uganda


  • Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.

  • The three-year grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.

  • IITA is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria, and in Uganda, permanent offices are in Namulonge and Kampala respectively.

  • IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization, whose focus is on transforming African agriculture through Agricultural Research for Development as well as Partnership for Development and is governed by the Board of Trustees.

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Mutltistakeholder
    Engagement Specialist
    for the DINU Project.

  • The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo town – Lango sub region working in all the seven districts.

  • The position will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Establish and strengthen productive partnerships with public (district) and private sector
    partners to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing.

    • Organize regular planning and review meetings with all stakeholders and implementing
    partners and participate in policy dialogues and consultations with policy makers.

    • Lead continuous advocacy dialogues to engage key stakeholders at various levels

    • Facilitate multi-stakeholder discussions coordinated by IITA

    • Provide necessary contributions to preparation of stakeholder and consultation plans

    • Support the project team to deliver public consultation events

    • Provide contribution to preparation of consultation reports and presentations

    • Support the project team in preparation and delivery of stakeholder workshops

    • Lead identification and mapping of stakeholders and audiences

    • Building and maintaining issue-based partnerships and coalitions with the private sector,
    donors and partners

    Mobilizing resources (including but not limited to financial) from private sector

    • Identifying emerging modalities for funding, assessment of their current usage and
    potential for the future

    • Providing inputs to outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and donors

    • Identifying best practices and lessons learned directly linked to resource mobilization and partnership-building activities

    • Link the project with other initiatives in the country such as TAAT and AGRA

    • Assist the project manager in the oversight of project’s financial administration and
    management

    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Educational Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in International Development, Social Science and agricultural policy studies with experience of at least five years in a related field

    Core Competencies

    • Strong partnership development skills

    • Strong networking, team building, organizational, communication, public speaking and
    inter-personal skills

    • Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, civil society, women’s
    groups, donors and public entities

    • Ability to establish partnerships and alliances and mobilize resources for scaling and
    sustainability

    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural
    environment.

    • Demonstrated communication, networking, computer, and organizational skills and ability to prepare high quality reports.

    • Ability in stakeholder and partner engagement and policy dialogue with emphasis to district engagement.

    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.

    How to Apply

  • Applications, which must include covering letter, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

    The Country Representative, IITA – Uganda.
    P.O. Box 7878, Kampala.

  • OR hand deliver to plot 15B East Naguru Road, OR Send by

  • E-mail to J.Anyango@cgiar.org

  • Please indicate position applied for on the right-hand corner of envelope or in subject line for emails.


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