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Monday, April 30, 2018

Technical Expert Job at DVV International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Expert

Jobs at:
DVV International

Deadline of this Job:
not later than Friday 11th May, 2018 at 05:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
DVV International is a German International NGO working to promote adult education and development worldwide. The Uganda Country Office works in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). DVV International Supports the Ministry to establish an integrated adult education system in Uganda. Currently DW International secured funding from the European Union to implement a 3 year project entitled “Green Livelihood Opportunities through Local Service Delivery Optmisation” (GLOServe), in partnership with Namayingo, Mpigi, lganga and Nwoya districts and MGLSD as an associate. DW international is seeking to recruit qualified, competent and highly motivated individuals to fill the following vacant position;

Position: Technical Expert
Location: Kampala with 30-40% travel to mentioned districts
Reports to: Country Director, Uganda
Salary Range: 46,800,000 to 57,200,000 Uganda Shillings per annum (gross) plus medical and life insurance, based on proven experience.

Purpose of the Position:
The Technical Expert is taking major responsibility to ensure that the objectives of the GLOServe project are reached. This would include technical support to the existing, overarching ICOLEW programme of which GLOServe forms a part. The technical expert will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with EU guidelines, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans and reports as required. DW international therefore intends to hire an individual for the GLOServe project period 2018-2020.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall management and coordination of GLOServe Project
  • Capacity building of staff, of project implementing districts
  • Monitoring and support supervision of project implementing partners to ensure timely, effective and efficient implementation of the project annual plans according to guidelines
  • Establish a functional project M&E system and ensure utilization of the information from the M&E databases as per agreed schedule.
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual reports of the programme and grant activities according to EU and DW international guidelines.
  • Maintain and effectively manage strategic partnerships and collaboration with implementing partners
  • Ensure partner review and reflection events are held on a regular basis.
  • Ensure annual plans and budgets are developed in line with EU/DVV International budgeting guidelines and timelines.
Qualifications: Education/knowledge/technical skills and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Environment, Adult an Community Education, Development Studies, Social Science or any field related to environment from a reputable institution is required;
  • Five years plus project management and coordination experience, including working in partnership with especially local governments;
  • Experience in implementing innovative livelihoods projects with emphasis on agriculture, environmental aspects and non-formal livelihood skills and business skills training;
  • Experience in value chain market assessment and processes desired;
  • Experience in conducting training needs assessment, designing training programmes and facilitating participatory training workshops for experts an community facilitators;
  • Knowledge and use of participatory approaches, e.g. PRA, Reflect and other to conduct studies, design M&E systems, etc;
  • Knowledge and implementation of adult literacy projects is an added advantage.
  • Prior experience in working with EU funded projects is also an additional advantage;
Job application procedure
Qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via e-mail their complete applications (Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information of 3 professional referees) not later than Friday 11th May, 2018 at 05:00pm addressed to; The Country Director,
DVV international — Uganda
Plot 26, Wampewo Avenue, 4th Floor, Bakwanye House (Opposite Hotel Africana)
P.0 Box 11380, Kampala
For more details on DW international’s global work visit our website:
DVV international is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, any form canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only shortlisted ones will be contacted.