The International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities Resident Programme Manager Uganda Local Governance Programme - VNG International Jobs

The International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities Resident Programme Manager Uganda Local Governance Programme - VNG International Jobs


Closing date: 22 Sep 2019

VNG International are experts in strengthening local government in developing countries and countries in transition. Local governments play a key role in the provision of basic services including water, waste management, health care and housing and thereby they have a profound impact on areas such as safety, food security, rule of law and women’s rights.

That is how VNG International's projects contribute in a sustainable way to better futures for people, communities and countries.

In Uganda, VNG International is implementing (amongst others) the Inclusive Decisions at Local Level programme (IDEAL 2017-2021) that works on the involvement of citizens in local governance in seven countries facing fragility or conflict (Burundi, Mali, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda).

The participation of citizens contributes to inclusive and transparent decision-making, improving local governance and the delivery of basic services.

Our drive and expertise is to support local governments in building bridges with all their citizens - including marginalised groups.

For the programme in Uganda, VNG International is looking for a new Resident Programme Manager, whose tasks are defined as follows:

  • To represent VNG International and VNG International’s Inclusive Decisions At Local Level Programme (IDEAL) and network on behalf of the organisation and the programme in Uganda.
  • To coordinate the implementation of all VNG International activities of IDEAL in Uganda, report on results and develop further programming based on lessons learned.
  • To act as expert for technical assistance for the beneficiaries.

    The minimum qualifications for this posting are:

    Education:

  • Relevant completed
    higher educational background (law, political sciences, governance, public administration or an equivalent).

    Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant practical working experience in the local government sector in Uganda;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with the formulation, implementation and monitoring of donor-funded capacity development programmes for local governments;
  • Experience with working in a politically sensitive environment; experience in fragile states is considered to be an asset;
  • Experience in and able to build and sustain a network in Uganda of people, organizations, and partners in sectors relevant for the implementation of IDEAL in Uganda; already having a local government network is considered to be an asset;
  • Experience with gender and sustainability is considered to be an asset.

    Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of English;
  • Excellent Project Cycle Management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Excellent social, communication and networking skills, both oral as in writing;
  • Eye for conflict-sensitivity, gender-sensitivity and sustainability;
  • Pro-active and representative attitude;
  • Analytic and content-oriented;
  • Correct in administration;
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office);
  • Able to work independently;
  • Willingness to travel within Uganda and, infrequent, outside Uganda;
  • Gender sensitive.
  • For the detailed Terms of Reference, including activities to be performed and required outputs, please refer to our website: https://www.vng-international.nl//sites/default/files/Vacature%20IDEAL%2...

    How to Apply:

    Qualified individuals can apply for the position of Resident Programme Manager IDEAL Uganda by sending an email with CV and motivation letter to Bo Altena, Project Manager IDEAL Uganda, at Bo.Altena@VNG.nl, under reference of "IDEAL Resident Programme Manager Uganda", before the 22nd of September 2019.

    For more information, visit our website www.vng-international.nl.

    The International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities Resident Programme Manager Uganda Local Governance Programme - VNG International Jobs

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