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Monday, July 17, 2017

District Coordinator for Moroto and Napak Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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District Coordinator for Moroto and Napak

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31st July 2017

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Title: District Coordinator for Moroto and Napak
Reports to: Team Leader/ Project Management
Job Location: Moroto/Karamoja
Contract Duration: Start as soon as possible - Dec 2018
The GIZ Reform of the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Programme (RUWASS) is looking for a full-time District Coordinator for Moroto and Napak, based in Moroto
The Reform of the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (RUWASS) is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ RUWASS implements the Technical Assistance Facility of the TGAD Drought Resilience Initiative (IDDRSI) in Karamoja. The main goal of the facility is to strengthen the capacities of the District Local Governments with regard to spatial planning. The support is part of the wider support of GIZ in Karamoja with regard to climate sensitive water resources management in cooperation with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and the Office of the Prime Minister(0PM). GIZ is looking for an experienced District Coordinator for Moroto and Napak who performs the following responsibilities:
The District Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Technical Assistance Facility (IGAD component) as well as coordinating activities in the Water component in Moroto and Napak, hence
  • Managing and coordinating all related project activities with both districts, including coordination as well as communication with Local Government (at all working levels) and other relevant partners,
  •  Ensuring that activities are targeting the indicators of technical Assistance Facility, focusing on participatory spatial and investment planning at District and user-group level
  •  As ToT, he/she advises, trains and supports the District authorities in understanding and implementing IGAD knowledge management and planning tools, erg. 3W and Di-Monitoring, GIS to develop land use plans and selected watershed activities,
  • Organising stakeholder events related to land use planning
  • Supporting Local Governments in the development and implementation of Local Subsidies
  • Cooperating with the Natural Resources Officer to reach the indicators of the water component within the area of operation,
  • Is responsible to guarantee information flow from management to
  •  Is an advisory to management on programme activities field and all important stakeholders — and vice versa ,
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • University degree in an area that is related to the project/ programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field (equivalent to BA or MBA)
  • At least 2 years‘ professional experience in a comparable position, preferably in Karamoja
  •  Basic knowledge in land-use planning (GIS/GPS) and practical experience in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methodology
  •  Experience in working with District Local Governments in Karamoja Region
Other knowledge, additional competences
a) Technical
  •  Strategic thinking and results orientation
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong managerial and organizational competence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/ appointed officials or other decision-makers
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
b) Behavioral
  • integrity, concern for quality and standards, leadership
  • Teamwork, intercultural competence and high frustration tolerance
  • Understanding of the role of a technical advisor
  •  good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  •  Very good knowledge of English language, Ngakarimojong working language is a strong asset
  • Driving license for motor cycle is an added advantage
    Willingness to work in remote villages and to travel regularly
  • Willingness to up-skilling own capacities/capabilities as required by the tasks to be performed ~ corresponding measures are agreed with management
Duty Station is GIZ Office in Moroto District, with frequent field visits to Moroto and Napak Districts of Karamoja and others as required. The District Coordinator is deputized by any of the other District Coordinators or NRM Officer.
Job application procedure
All qualified and interested persons individuals should submit their applications to the Human Resources Department or send email to  . The deadline for submission is 31st July 2017