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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Human Rights and Governance Advisor Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Human Rights and Governance Advisor 

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Deadline of this Job:
15th February 2019  

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 256 

Date Posted: 4th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has commissioned the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”. 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. Under component 2) Strengthening Human Rights, GIZ is seeking an advisor on human rights and governance. The main objective of the Component is to achieve that selected key stakeholders as well as other government institutions and civil society actors are in position to strengthen human rights, in particular those of vulnerable groups. The Human Rights Component focuses its support on fostering the Human Rights Based Approach within the National Planning Authority (NPA) in Uganda; further support to the regional structures of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC); and provide assistance to the institutional and capacity development of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC); potential partners involved in the implementation of Agenda 2030 such as Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS); as well as supporting selected civil society organisations in promoting Human Rights in Uganda; in particular for minorities and vulnerable groups.
Under the component Strengthening Human Rights, GIZ is also seeking an advisor on digitalization and human rights to support the project “Human Rights Protection in a Digital Age”.”. The project is part of a special initiative by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) called “Digital Africa”. The initiative seeks to make digitization part of the development cooperation and to achieve the SDGs even faster. The project will be implemented in line with the Principles for Digital Development and in cooperation with a civil society organisation based in Germany and national implementing partners.
Job Title: Human Rights and Governance Advisor
“Strengthening Human Rights in Uganda
Report to: Head of Component Human Rights
Duty Station: Kampala/ Uganda
Ref. No: GIZ – SHR/HRG02197
Key Responsibilities
The Human Rights and Governance Advisor will primarily focus on the support to the UHRC and EOC, but also be engaged in project activities with potential partners such as UBOS and selected civil society organisations.
The Advisor on Human Rights and Governance is responsible for;
• Technical advice to partner organizations on the human rightsbased approach and the Sustainable Development Goals.
• Managing project activities implemented in cooperation with human rights organisations and other project partners.
• Monitoring and evaluating the progress of the interventions in relation to the components indicators and input to reports.
• Research, information and knowledge management on human rights and governance.
• Liaise with human rights actors and support head of component.
Specific Tasks
Technical advice to partner organisations
• Provide strategic, programmatic and technical direction to GIZ partner institutions, in particular the UHRC, EOC and potentially UBOS as well as selected civil society organisations in order to enhance good governance and improve the promotion, protection and realization of human rights in Uganda.
• Support in formalizing and fostering cooperation with UBOS.
• Map and advise on potential new cooperations including with civil society human rights organisations in close cooperation with the GIZ Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme.
• Provide strategic guidance in the areas of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.
• Advise on project and training concepts, methodologies and capacity development measures for project partners staff.
• Strengthen synergies between Government and civil society organizations.
• Management of project activities
• Manage the UHRC and EOC cooperation with the Human Rights Component including ensuring financial and content implementation of the GIZ mandate.
• Manage cooperation with new partner organisations i.e. from civil society
• Ensuring that project activities are implemented on time, with high quality and are in line with the overall project objectives.
• Maintain repeated field visits to the regions in accordance with the requirements of the project.
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
• Monitor the implementation of the operational plan and evaluate the impact
• Support partner organisations in monitoring and evaluating their strategic objectives
• Provide regular data and analysis on the implementation progress
Research, information and knowledge management
• Responsible for monitoring the program environment through desk reviews and other means of information in order to document trends, patterns, developments and risks related to Governance and Human Rights.
• Significantly contribute to knowledge management within GIZ as well as partner institutions
Support to head of component
• Support the development and implementation of the component’s operational plan and ensuring strong involvement and participation of partner institutions.
• Replace the head of component in different meetings, e.g. development partners co-ordination meetings on human rights and other meetings on request.
• Liaise with relevant government institutions, civil society organisations and international partners with a view to creating synergies, establishing/maintaining networks and fostering positive project outcomes.
Other duties/additional tasks
• Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Head of component.
Required qualifications, competencies and experience
• Master’s Degree in any of the related fields such as Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences or Humanities.
Professional experience
• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience relating to the thematic areas of Governance and Human rights.
• Demonstrated experience working with Human Rights approaches and mechanisms such as HRBA, Equal Opportunities, Gender, Non-discrimination, administrative procedure, tribunal and policy functions of independent commissions.
• Experience with performance monitoring & evaluation (M&E) in addition to project management is required.
• Considerable work experience in the Ugandan government institution (Ministry, Local government independent institution/ commission).
• Prior CSO work experience is an asset.
• Experience in providing technical advice or advocacy is an asset.
• Previous experience in delivering professional training desirable.
Other skills and competences
• Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
• Ability to summarize complex information in an accessible manner.
• Excellent written and oral English language proficiency is required.
• Ability to work independently and manage time.
• Excellent computer skills (in particular MS Office, email and internet programs).
• Ability to work in a complex work environment, intercultural and diplomatic skills.
• Creativity, innovative thinking and the ability to adapt quickly and meet short deadlines are desirable traits.
• Flexibility and willingness to travel.
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

Job application procedure
All interested and qualifi ed persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by email: ; Tel: +256 414 231204/6. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 15th February 2019. Please note: This is a national position. Applications, CV and attachments should be in one document. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.