3 RTI International NGO Job Careers – Regional Coordinators

Organization: RTI International
Duty Station: Gulu, Arua and Kitgum, Uganda
About RTI:
In 1958, the idea of Research Triangle Park (RTP) was born with the guidance and support of government, education, and business in North Carolina. As RTP expanded and prospered after its inception, so did RTI. Growing from a handful of scientists in central North Carolina in 1959 to a staff of more than 3,700 in more than 75 countries today, RTI is now one of the world’s leading independent, nonprofit research and development organizations.
About GAPP:
RTI is implementing a Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance (GAPP) Program which is a five-year governance program designed to increase citizen participation, institutional accountability and local governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, the GAPP Program will focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2) Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other non-state actors (NSAs) through grants and technical assistance to improve voice and accountability.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Serve as the project’s resident representative in assigned districts and as a regional liaison to the project headquarters office in Kampala.
  • Actively coordinate and support the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of GAPP activities in assigned districts, as detailed in the work plan.
  • Assist in ensuring quality and oversee the work of grantees (in coordination with the Grants Manager), subcontractors and consultants working in assigned districts.
  • Compile and produce reports, other written materials, and data for monitoring and evaluation as required by the Kampala office.
  • Actively coordinate with partner LGs, CSOs, and other NSAs.                                 
  • Help to foster integration and coordination among component activities.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned including reporting by the Local Government Expert or Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The incumbents should possess master’s degrees in related field with three or more years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s degree and six years’ experience.
  • Good working knowledge of and experience with local governments, CSOs, and/or other NSAs in Uganda.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Strong organization, oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to travel frequently to partner local governments (including districts, sub counties and parishes) as needed.
  • Language fluency in English is required; knowledge of other local languages is preferred.
How to Apply:  
All candidates who desire to join should send their application letter (maximum one page). The candidates should specify which region they are applying for. The applications must also include detailed curriculum vitae, and three professional references, including your professional relationship with that person, the person’s telephone number and an email address. Submit applications to applications@uganda-gapp.rti.org.
Deadline: 11th July, 2014

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