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Friday, July 21, 2017

Technical Officer Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Officer

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Deadline of this Job:
4th August 2017

Duty Station:
Gulu, Uganda

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Job details:
Title: Technical Officer
Reports to: Head of component, Rural Development Programme
Location: Gulu ( with frequent travels to kampala and in other districts in Northern Uganda)
Contract Duration: September 2017- July 2019
The New Rural Development Programme is looking for a full-time national Technical Officer to support the implementation of the component “Market Linkages” to be based in Gulu.
The Rural Development Programme is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft tiir Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Programme aims at improving the development of the rural economy in selected regions of Northern Uganda. The programme acts in 3 complementary fields of action 1) capacity building of public institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector for local, agricultural—based economic development, 2) improvement of the market
- and business-orientation of agricultural producers, as well as of companies and service providers along the value chain and 3) improvement of the access to demand-orientated financial services for agricultural enterprises and companies along value chains.
GIZ is looking for an experienced national technical officer to support the implementation of programme component 2. The technical officer should have experiences in agricultural development and value chain development.
The technical officer is responsible for;
  • Supporting the implementation of the project concept as outlined in the BMZ offer.
  • Supporting the identification of project partners for component
  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the programme component.
  • Supporting all activities in the field, directly working with government officials, farmers, farmer organisations, civil society organisations, and private sector actors on all aspects of agricultural and rural economic development.

Within this context, s/he fulfills the following tasks:
Coordination and monitoring
  • Supports the head of component in maintaining a good flow of communication and information between the project components, all involved institutions, private partners, other counterparts and GIZ.
  •  Assists international and national advisors with all organizational and management issues.
  •  Represents the component in sector meetings and various “Communities of Practitioners", with regard to technical discussions.
Knowledge Management
  • Assists with research activities and studies on technical areas relevant to the project.
  • Assists in drafting technical reports and assists partners in reporting, as well as making technical presentations on behalf of the component.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Supports M&E activities of the component, the programme and partners. .
    Other Duties/Additional Tasks
  • Performs other duties and tasks assigned and agreed to by GIZ.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Formal Education
  • University Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy or a related field. Professional Experience
  • At least 7 years of progressive professional experience with regard to agricultural development and market linkages working with government institutions, farmer organizations, civil society organizations and private sector actors.
  • Experience in working with development organizations, ideally with GIZ is an asset.
Other Qualifications
  • Excellent Knowledge of ICT (related software, phone, email, internet) and computer applications e.g. MS Office
  • Additional Knowledge on M&E is desired
  • Experience in Northern Uganda (including knowledge of the local languages) is an advantage.
  • Very good communication skills.
  • Self-driven and motivated to work independently.
  • Willingness to work and travel in remote areas.
  •  Willingness to up-skill own capacities/capabilities as required by tasks to be performed-corresponding measures are agreed with management.
Job application procedure
All qualified and interested persons/individuals should submit their applications to the Human Resources Department, GIZ Offices, Plot 23 Nakasero Road, Kampala or send email to  . The deadline for submission is 4th August 2017