Earn Over 66m annually as Project Advisor at SaferWorld


Nationality:
Ugandan
Location:  Kampala, Uganda
Budget responsibility:
Activity budgets as relevant, within the overall ACCS project
Reporting
to: Project Manager (ACCS)
Key Relationships:
In Uganda: Project Coordinator (ACCS), Administrator/Finance
Officer,
Head of S/Sudan and Great Lakes programme
Internationally:
Policy, Advocacy and Communications teams and Organisational Development Unit
in London
Salary range:  UG Shs 5,500,000/= – 6,500,000/= gross per
month plus benefits
For More Details On this Job: Visit http://www.saferworld.org.uk/about/jobs
and click on Project Advisor – Uganda for details.
Saferworld Project Background:
Saferworld
is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and
reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. The
Uganda Programme is managed by the Head of S/Sudan and Great Lakes Programme,
based in Saferworld’s office in Kampala.Saferworld’s Uganda programme aims to
contribute to more effective responses to community peace and security needs by
national and international actors, through working on conflict-sensitive
development and community security issues, particularly in Northern Uganda and
Karamoja.
Currently,
the biggest project in Saferworld’s Uganda programme is the Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity
(ACCS)
, which focuses on strengthening the ability of key stakeholders in
the UK DFID-funded Post Conflict
Development Programme
(PCDP) for Northern Uganda to effectively address the
drivers of conflict and contribute to building peace through their
interventions. Consequently, the geographic focus of the ACCS project is targeted
districts in Northern Uganda and to some extent, Karamoja.
Job Purpose:
The Project Adviser will take the lead on providing high quality conceptual and
methodological input for Saferworld’s ACCS team, and ensuring high quality
written outputs, including advocacy briefings, issue papers, research reports
and lessons learned documents.
Duties & Responsibilities:  
a.   
Lead
on designing and implementing conflict analysis and research methodologies and conceptual
frameworks
Detail
actions:
·        
Design
conceptual and analytical framew
orks for specific
pieces of conflict analysis and research
·        
Lead on
implementation of such research processes as appropriate
·        
Maintain
collaborative and mutual learning relationships with ACCS project team, ACCS partners
and
Saferworld’s
designated Senior Conflict Adviser in London
b.    Lead on developing an advocacy
strategy and producing high quality written advocacy outputs
Detail
actions:
·        
Monitoring
policy debates within Uganda and internationally to identify advocacy and
policy input
opportunities, drawing on ACCS programme
activities
·        
Writing,
editing and/or commissioning policy briefs, issue papers, lessons learned
documents and other
written products to ensure ACCS
activities are impacting on policy decisions within Uganda and policy thinking
internationally
·        
With the
ACCS project team, identify thematic and methodological learning from the
project that can be
shared with national and international
policy makers
·        
Maintain
collaborative relationship with Advocacy team in London
c.    Contribute to development and
implementation of the ACCS project work plans and strategies
Detail
actions:
·        
Under
leadership of the Project Manager, contribute to quarterly and annual planning
for ACCS activities –
within Saferworld and with consortium
and external partners as applicable
·        
Support
implementation of ACCS activities as necessary, including research, advocacy
events, training
workshops and providing input on
strategies and work plans of partners
d.    Contribute to developing
monitoring and evaluation systems and products
Detail
actions:
·        
Contribute
(with ACCS Project Coordinator and Project Manager) to deepening and expanding
systems for
monitoring project progress and impact, and
collecting appropriate information for this purpose
e.     Assist in representing Saferworld within the
consortium and externally
Detail
actions:
·        
In
consultation with the Project Manager, represent Saferworld, as delegated, in
meetings and workshops
with project stakeholders and donors,
including civil society organisations, local government bodies, decision-making
bodies on the Peace and Recovery Plan for Northern Uganda, etc
f.      Assist
in donor reporting and fundraising
Detail
actions:
·        
Contribute
to funding proposals an
d donor reports to the project donor
Qualifications, Skills &
Experience:
Essential
requirements:  
·        
A
Master’s Degree in development studies, international relations, peace and
conflict studies, or a relevant
political or social
science discipline – or equivalent professional experience
·        
A minimum
of th
ree
years relevant conflict prevention, conflict sensitivity, peacebuilding or
development experience working with governments, non-governmental organisations
and/or research institutions,  preferably
in Uganda
·        
Demonstrated
participatory research and met
hodological design experience on
peace, conflict and/or development issues
·        
Excellent
research and writing skills in English with proven ability to pay attention to
details and stick to
deadlines
·        
Good
knowledge of conflict and security issues in Ugand
a,
especially the areas targeted under the PRDP and relevant policy frameworks as
well as the way government decision-making processes work
·        
Good
understanding of and experience in engaging with civil society and governments,
networking and
capacity building.
·        
Ability
to work on his/her own, with proven track record of working effectively as part
of a team with
demonstrated organisational skills.
·        
Good
communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a non-partisan
manner

appreciating cultural and ethnic diversity.
Desirable
Requirements:
·        
Facilitation
or training skills would be an advantage
·        
Direct
experience working on the PRDP at a policy or programming level would be an
advantage
Terms and Conditions
Annual salary range;
UGX 66,000,000/= – 78,000,000/=gross, plus benefits
Leave
entitlement:  28 days per  year and public holidays
Benefits:  Medical insurance
How to Apply:
Please
send an application comprising a detailed CV and cover letter, citing the
reference U PA, to recruitment@saferworld.org.uk
 by 29
October 2012.

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