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Monday, July 17, 2017

Planer for Rural Development Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Planer for Rural Development

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Deadline of this Job:
31st July 2017

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Salary band 4 - Professional Z1 Planer for Rural Development
Reports to: Team Leader
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 Planer for Rural Development, 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 IGAD 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 (OPM).
GIZ is looking for an experienced Planer for Rural Development with expertise in spatial planning. The position is based in Moroto.
The Planer for Rural Development is responsible for the implementation of the IGAD component (Technical Assistance Facility of the IGAD Drought Resilience Initiative (lDDRSI)) of GIZ RUWASS in all seven districts of Karamoja. This includes, but may not be limited to:
  •  Leading the introduction of IGAD's GIS based knowledge management and planning tools
  • Leading capacity building activities for district local governments, technical staff and GIZ staff(incl. trainings, training of trainers)
  • Supporting the interdisciplinary team, including technical advisors for the district offices, with regard to strategic planning and implementation in the context of rural development
  • Supporting the District Local Governments in the integration of sectorial investment plans (e.g. water resources management, rangeland management) into district planning processes
  •  Supervising the activity implementation in all 7 Districts of the operational area, including follow-up of local subsidies
  •  Providing professional advice to partners and cooperating with important stakeholders
  • Supporting the team leader in coordination with government authorities and development partners in the region
  • Guaranteeing innovation and knowledge management
  •  Documentation, reporting and mapping of results
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • University degree in Geography, rural development, land use planning, spatial planning, environmental planning, environmental governance, engineering or a related field
  • A postgraduate qualification in management is an added advantage
  • At least 7 years of progressive professional experience with regard to government planning processes in Uganda, especially local governments
  •  Strong knowledge of and experience in using GL5 based land
  • use planning tools(ad-vantage: 3W, Di Monitoring)and practical experience in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Profound experience in working with District Local Governments and multi-stakeholder processes
  • Experiencing leading small teams
  • Experience in the Karamoja Region (including knowledge of the local languages) as well as working with International / Development Organisations is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, e-mail, internet) and computer applications (ego MS Office, Power Point, Excel)
  • Very good knowledge of English language, Ngakarimojong is a strong asset
  •  Willingness to work and travel in remote areas
  • Driving license for motor bikes is an added advantage
  •  Willingness to up-skill own capacities/capabilities as required by tasks to be per-formed -corresponding measures are agreed with management
Duty Station is GIZ Office in Moroto District, with frequent field visits to Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Kotido, Kaabong and Amudat Districts of Karamoja.
The Planner for Rural Development is deputized by any of the District Coordinators.
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