USAID RTI International Non-profit Careers – Programme Officer – National Accountability and Policy

Organisation: RTI International
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of
this 5 year program is to increase participation accountability and local
governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP 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) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at
the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda,
the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program Officer – National Accountability and
Policy will render support to the National Accountability and Policy Advisor
(NAPA) in implementing activities under Component one of the Program which
entail national-level work with the Parliament of Uganda’s Public Accounts
Committee (PAC) and Local Government Accounts Committee (LGAC), the Public
Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA), the Office of the Auditor
General (OAG) and the sub-grantees feeding directly into the Component results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical and operational guidance
    to help the national audit institutions improve the quality of their
    audits.
  • Technical and operational assistance to
    help targeted accountability committees of Parliament clear their backlog
    of audit reports
  • Support the NAPA in providing technical
    assistance in the design of mechanisms to improve the ability of
    Parliament, PPDA and OAG to support local governments’ responsiveness to
    audit findings and recommendations.
  • The incumbent will be supporting efforts
    to build the internal capacity(ies) of the national oversight agencies in
    performing their mandates
  • Supporting collaboration among the
    national accountability institutions.
  • Supporting efforts to promote LG policy
    reform and implementation for improved financing, accountability,
    participation and service delivery
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in a related field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    working with Parliament or Parliamentary support programs
  • Detailed working knowledge and
    understanding of the budget and accountability mechanisms in Uganda, and
    the current challenges therein
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding
    of parliamentary processes and politics, and experience dealing with
    Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff
  • Exceptional research and analysis skills
  • Possess the ability to write and analyze
    professional reports
  • Policy analysis skills will be a definite
    advantage
  • Fluency in English
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
updated CVs with three professional referees and a cover letter to: applications@uganda-gapp.rti.org
 and indicate the Position Title in the
subject title. E-mail applications should not exceed 2MB. Only short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline:  10th
May, 2015
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