Earn over 3.5m monthly as In-house Consultant at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Job Title:   In-house Consultant
Organisation: Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: 3,500,000 –
4,500,000 UGX per month inclusive of allowances.
About JICA:
JICA is one of the largest
bilateral development organizations in the world, implementing Japanese
Official Development Assistance which provides bilateral aid in the form of
Technical Cooperation, Japanese ODA Loans and Grant Aid. In Uganda, JICA has
been working on promotion of Economic Growth through Infrastructure
Development, Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction through Social
Job Summary: The
In-house Consultant will be a member of the Economic Infrastructure team in
JICA Uganda office. As a member of the team, the successful candidate will take
part in reviewing and formulating the country assistance policy, formulating
projects, supervising development studies and project progress, supporting
project appraisals as well as conducting loan operations and administrative arrangements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collect
    information on Government of Uganda and other Development Partners (DP’s)
    activities through participating in DP’s and Sector Working Group meetings
    in Economic Infrastructure sectors;
  • Offer
    guidance on Economic Infrastructure sector to JICA Uganda office and
    initiate or participate in discussions in order to review and update the
    country assistance policy;
  • Actively
    support formulation of studies and projects through dialogs with the
    government, DP’s and other stakeholders;
  • Take
    part in project missions for fact findings, appraisals, and coordination
    or negotiation with the government or other agencies;
  • Intuitively
    review procurement documents for consultants and contractors on loan
    projects to ensure compliance with JICA procurement guidelines and prepare
    comments and follow up correspondence for the team;
  • Actively
    support disbursement operations on loan projects by the team to ensure
    appropriate project progress
  • Monitor
    project progress through meetings with relevant ministries and agencies,
    conducting site visits, and reviewing project progress reports, provide
    advice to improve the progress, and follow up the actions to be taken.
  • Participate
    in the team and office activities including portfolio reviews and review
    of the country assistance policy;
  • Provide
    technical support to other sector teams in formulation, implementation and
    supervision of projects, if necessary;
  • Provide
    administrative support such as arranging meetings, drafting letters,
    making necessary support to headquarter missions; and
  • Perform
    any other related duties assigned by JICA Uganda office.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Energy,
    Business Administration or equivalent. Students with more than five years’
    professional experience who will graduate from a Masters course in the
    mentioned areas within a year may be considered.
  • At
    least five years’ experience working in the Economic Infrastructure Sector
  • Working
    experience in program/project management and administration with
    development partners or a related organization would be an added
  • Excellent
    English ability
  • Computer
    literacy skills including Microsoft office
  • Excellent
    organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive
    attitude to enhance teamwork
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their filled Application Forms, (CV Form), download
, and send them via E-mail to: ug_uso_rep@jica.go.jp.
Deliver physically to:
Senior Representative, JICA
Uganda Office
4th Floor, Course View Towers
Plot 21, Yusuf Lule Road,
Nakasero, Kampala Uganda,
Deadline: 22th December, 2014 by 17:00 Hours   

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