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Monday, April 2, 2018

Technical Advisor Civil Society (Water) Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor Civil Society (Water)

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
12th April 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme "Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda’, co-funded by the European Union. The main objective of the programme is that selected state and civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency, accountability, efficient and effective management and political participation) in their respective areas of responsibility. ‘Structurally, the programme focuses on 3 main components: 1) Strengthening External Audit 2) Strengthening Human Rights and 3) Strengthening Civil Society.
In the area of civil society support GIZ, co-funded by the EU, focuses on: (1) creating an enabling environment, (2) foster political participation and (3) capacity building for civil society organizations (CSO). CUSP will follow a specific approach utilizing the experience already made at the level of certain GlZ sector support and development programmes as;
The programme components (2) foster political participation and (3) capacity building for CSOs will primarily be implemented through the hubs in Kampala, Gulu and Mbale and cooperate closely with the other programme component (1) creating an enabling environment
GlZ is seeking for qualified and experienced Technical Advisors to fill the following 4 positions for the Gulu hub:
Job title: Technical advisor civil society (water) civil society in Uganda support programme (CUSP)/ strengthening governance and civil society programme
Reports to: CUSP Coordinator hub 2 Gulu
Location. Gulu
A. Areas of Responsibility
The technical advisor will be responsible for:
  • The support of civil society in the thematic area water in close coordination with the line manager and the thematic coordinator for water in the ENWASS Programme.
  • Planning, implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of activities on district level in line with the mandate of the programme and the ENWASS programme.
  • Representation of the programme together with the line manager in close cooperation with all relevant actors active in the field and the region.
B. Tasks
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Strategic conceptual work:
  • Support a strategic alignment of the Hub together with the line management.
  • Establish partnerships with CSO organizations and CSO platforms working on water topics and advise.
  • Mapping of existing CSOs and CSO platforms on different perspectives in the water sectors at the district level.
  • Establish partnerships with the Ministry of Water, Environment and Water Authority and advice in cooperation with the thematic advisors.
  • Create platforms and for a for exchange and initiate processes as well as mechanisms for consultation.
  • Closely cooperate with the thematic advisors in the water programme with regards to network in the sector, knowledge exchange and change projects.
  • Cooperate closely with the technical advisors in the decentralized Hubs in Kampala and Mbale as well as embedded advisors in networks on water topics.
  • Maintain close cooperation with all team members. 
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement in policy dialogs.
  • Regular travel is required.

  • Ensure timely and smooth communication between programme partners and within the programme.
  • Support internal and external representation of the programme in coordination with the line management.
  • Provide input for communication material and develop ideas for communication materials.

Administration and Reporting:
  • Support programme activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • Support the reporting according to EU standards.
  • Provide timely input to M&E and reporting requirements.
  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the programme.
C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • University Degree in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political Science, Social Science or Development Studies.
Professional experience
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in participation of civil society and/or the water sector.
  • Professional experience in communication for development is an added value.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and data analysis.
  • Working experience with civil society organizations or governmental institutions.
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German is an added value.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Professional experience in results based management.
  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required. '
  • Able to work independent, responsible and target oriented.
Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV to the Human Resource Department through not later than 12th April 2018. Please note: This is a national position. Only those applications quoting the reference number indicated for each position as the Subject heading will be accepted. Application and CV should be in one document. No other attachments are required at this stage.