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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Technical Advisor -Fort Portal Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: GIZ

Deadline of this Job:
19th May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Fort Portal , East Africa

Date Posted: 6th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft fϋr 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 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, focusses on: 1) promotion of a conducive legal and institutional environment for civil society, 2) improving the participation of civil society in policy processes, especially at sub-national level, and 3) support to civil society organisations (CSOs) in organizational development, improved service delivery and representation of interests of their constituencies.
To achieve these goals, the programme supports state and non-state actors both at national and sub-national level to promote a productive dialogue on the role of civil society and to integrate civil society perspectives more effectively into policy processes.
The programme components (2) foster political participation and (3) capacity development for CSOs will primarily be implemented at the subnational level through ofices in Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Kabale, Kampala, Mbale, Mbarara and Moroto and cooperate closely with the other programme component (1) creating an enabling environment at the national level.
GIZ is now recruiting 4 (four) technical advisors to support the programme in Strengthening Governance in Uganda.
Job Title: Technical Advisor for Organisational Development and Participation of Civil
Society Organisations CUSP, Governance and Civil Society Programme
Reports to: CUSP Coordinator Mobile Teams SSW
Job Location: Fort Portal and surrounding districts
Ref. No GIZ – TAOD&PP/051945.

Areas of Responsibility
In close coordination with an international Development Advisor in Fort Portal, the technical advisor will be
responsible for:
• Organizational development of CSOs, e.g. on topics like strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, income diversii cation, CSO management and membership orientation.
• Advising CSOs and district authorities (DAs) in Fort Portal and surrounding districts on how to improve participation of CSOs in policy processes.
• Enabling CSOs to participate in the policy dialogue, represent the interests of their members and to fulifll their role as independent actors more effectively.
• Planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities in Fort Portal and surrounding areas in line with the mandate of the programme.
• Representation of the programme together with the line manager in close cooperation with all relevant actors active in the field and the region.
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to;
Specific Tasks
Strategic conceptual work
• Support a strategic alignment of the Programme’s engagement in the South-West of Uganda.
• Establish partnerships with CSOs and CSO platforms and identify potential areas of cooperation.
• Establish partnerships with District Local Government oficials and identify potential areas of cooperation.
• Identify entry points for CSOs’ participation in domestic policy processes and Local Government service delivery processes.
• Cooperate closely with the Technical Advisors/ Development Advisors in the South-West of Uganda and if required the advisors in the other decentralized ofices and respective GIZ Programmes to implement the portfolio wide approach.
Operational work
• Map the CSO landscape and stakeholders in Fort Portal and surrounding districts.
• Provide technical support to the development and implementation of Change Projects with partners from CSOs and local governments.
• Provide technical advice in organizational development, capacity development and meaningful participation of civil society organizations.
• Provide technical advice to DAs and CSOs in the practice-oriented design of consultation and dialogue processes between state and civil society.
• Support selected CSOs in strengthening their networking, creation of platforms and fora for exchange and initiate processes as well as mechanisms for consultation.
• Provide technical advice on mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including Gender and women empowerment.
• Ensure a regular, transparent and pro-active communication between the Fort Portal and Kampala based team.
• Ensure an open, timely and smooth communication with programme partners and respective GIZ partner programmes.
• Support the internal and external representation of the programme in coordination with the PR advisor of the programme and the line management.
• Provide input to and develop ideas for communication materials and forward to the PR advisor of the programme.
• Ensure visual documentation of activities.
Administration and Reporting
• Support the reporting according to EU standards.
• Active participation in the monitoring of the programme and exchanging experiences and lessons learnt with other colleagues.
• Management of the office’s petty cash box.
• Handling smaller procurements and transport refunds for partners.
• Take over other small administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the programme.
• Plan and organise regular travels to Kampala.

• University Degree in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political Science, Social Science or Development Studies.
• Driving license class B and willingness to regularly conduct multi-day duty trips.

Professional experience
Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in organisational development and civil society participation.
Minimum 3 years working experience with civil society organizations and governmental institutions.
Experienced and/or being able to work in an intercultural team.
Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and data analysis.
Experience in the design and steering of change processes.
Experience in the design and facilitation of workshops and trainings.
Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of Lutooro 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-oriented project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required.
Able to work independent, responsible and target oriented in a remotely managed position.
Advanced knowledge of gender integration and mainstreaming strategies in the local context. Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
All interested and qualii ed persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their applicat ion 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 19th May 2019. Please note: These are national positions. Application and CV should be in one document including the relevant attachments. Please indicate the reference number and job location for the position. 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.

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