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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Programme Officer Job at Ministry of Local Government - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Officer

Jobs at:
Ministry of Local Government

Deadline of this Job:
13th October 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Ministry of Local Government has been identified as one of the implementing partners for the Development initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) project, which is one of the vehicles tor executing the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme in Uganda. The general objective of the DINU Programme is to consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty, under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic development.
Programme Implementation for the Governance Sub-Component of DINU The Ministry of Local Government is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Governance Sub Component under DINU Program. However, the sub-component has activities implemented by the Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC), Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA) and the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU). At the Ministry of Local Government, the Governance Sub Component of DINU will be executed through the Project Support Team (PST). Accordingly, the Ministry is looking for a competent Programme officer to loin this team.
The Programme Officer
The selected Programme Officer should possess the following qualifications:
  • Education requirements: an advanced degree either in Development Economics, Business Management, Public Administration, Public Financial Management or Social Development
  •  Experience: at least 8 years working experience and good understanding of Decentralization and Local Governance, Managing of Grants, and Supporting Social Service Delivery Systems at the local level.
  •  Skills: Communication Skills, Computer Skills (Understanding of Ms Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Self-driven, Good interpersonal skills,
    The selected candidate should be able to travel and work extensively within the country.
Expected tasks
The Programme Officer
who shall report to the Coordinator, Programme Support Team (PST) and shall be responsible for:
Providing technical expertise on the activities under Governance components of the DINU executed by the PST on behalf of the Ministry. This will include:
  • Defining scope, nature, inputs, outputs and timely qualitative and quantitative delivery tor all activities under the sub component;
  • Providing technical guidance to the implementing departments in MOLG and the LGs in identifying, prioritizing, planning, implementation and commissioning of activities under the Governance components of the DINU project to ensure that they comply with the minimum standards cl service delivery;
  • Supporting the preparation of solicitation documents tor the tenders that shall be awarded for the infrastructure services that will be delivered under the project;
  • Working in conjunction with sector ministries, departments and agencies to ensure that the activities under the project in the Local Governments (LGs) are adequately executed in line with project objectives and standards;
  • Monitor implementation of the program activities in line with the overall service delivery framework of Government;
  • Compiling and submitting progress reports on results achieved and challenges of the Governance Sub Component to the Steering and Management Committees for the Program;
  • Developing and implementing the monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for the project, ensure there are appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for activities and results; and oversee its implementation, including tracking of results, lessons and risks;
  1. Supporting the LGs in the implementation of investment projects through regular mentoring visits. This shall include site visits, meetings with LG staff in charge of executing the projects, contractors and management committees;
  2. Providing technical advice on situational analysis and identification of interventions to improve the legislative and regulatory framework for decentralized service delivery in Northern Uganda;
  3.  Providing technical support to the target communities to strengthen the demand side of governance at the local level; Governments and civil society on local economic development.
  4. Supervising consultants, who shall be engaged on the project in the PST;
  5. Assisting in the preparation and review of various program documents.
  6.  Participating and effectively representing the Ministry in internal and external meetings related to the implementation of the project.
  7. Attending to any other duties as may be assigned by Coordinator PST or other superiors within the Ministry.
Remuneration: Attractive
Type of engagement: Contract for one year but renewable based on satisfactory performance.
Job application procedure
To be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government, 2nd Floor Southern wing, Worker’s House
P.O.BOX 7037 Kampala Uganda