German GIZ NGO POAT Project Jobs – Technical Advisor

Organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
International  Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Project Name: Promotion of Accountability and
Transparency Project (PoAT)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About GIZ:
The German Federal Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned the German
Development Cooperation in 2014 to initiate the project: Promotion of
Accountability and Transparency in Uganda. The project supports in particular
the Office of the Auditor General in enhancing the effectiveness of public
sector audits in Uganda as well as strengthening the interfaces between other
accountability organisations like the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets
Authority (PPDA) and the Inspectorate of Government (IG). The project aims to
contribute to enhancement of accountability and transparency in government’s
operations by improving institutional frameworks and building capacity of staff
to’ effectively conduct their mandates and functions according to international
standards. PoAT aims to strengthen the cooperation between OAG and the
parliament and other relevant stakeholders, enhancing OAG’s compliance with
International Auditing Standards (ISSAI’s), strengthening human resource
management and development and streamlining training. Furthermore the project
supports joint trainings and workshops of OAG, PPDA and IG to strengthen
interfaces and enhancing knowledge transfer between the accountability
Job Summary: The Technical advisor supports the project
in particular in the following fields:
  • Develop
    activities to strengthen the cooperation with external stakeholders
  • Establish
    effective instruments to strengthen human resource management and
    development (job evaluations, job descriptions, training needs assessment,
    training strategy and plan, curricula).
  • Strengthen
    processes to improve the quality of audit reports.
  • Develop
    audit guidance for specialised audits (like Gender Audit and Public
    Private Partnership Audit).
  • Build
    capacity in the area of extractive industries and other relevant
  • Establish
    tracking mechanisms to follow up the adoption and implementation of audit
  • Strengthen
    cooperation and knowledge exchange with the PPDA and IG (training
    concepts, workshops, joint trainings).
Key Duties and
  • Support
    project initiatives in the areas described and cooperate with a broad
    range of target groups, including government ministries, public
    institutions, private sector and civil society
  • Assist
    in monitoring, evaluation and reporting and ensures sustainable knowledge
  • Support
    public relations and documentation (e.g. development of communication
    products) in the thematic area
  • Render
    support in preparing and implementing the coordination process and joint
    project activities and monitor project progress
  • Take
    part in identifying needs for external support and advice and work on
    policy recommendations
  • Render
    support in designing terms of reference and support in the selection and
    supervision of third parties in the course of carrying out project
    activities, including performance evaluation
  • Actively
    participate in the design, preparation and implementation of workshops,
    seminars and other events on issues related to the project
  • Ensure
    quality assurance
  • Ensure
    cooperation, maintains regular contact and dialogue with partner staff
    members; carries out public relations work and cooperates with relevant
  • Compile
    information on and ensures knowledge transfer
  • Generate
    reports and presents documents
  • Support
    in research activities and studies in accordance with project requirements
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Accounting,
    Law, Administration or related field
  • Possession
    of professional qualifications (ACCA, CPA, etc.)
  • At
    least five years of professional working experience and excellent
    knowledge in financial management, systems design and evaluation
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of 
    project and contract management
  • Possess
    the ability to demonstrate innovation and creativity
  • Past
    exposure and experience in working with national institutions, utilities
    and local governments in this field as well as with institutions that
    promote accountability and transparency is an added advantage
  • Excellent
    reporting skills
  • Very
    good working knowledge of ICT (related software, phone, fax, email, the
    internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Possess
    the ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge
  • Team
    player in multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary team
  • Ability
    to analyse and structure complex situations and to focus on results
  • Readiness
    to take on responsibility
  • Fluent
    written and oral knowledge of English
  • Knowledge
    of German and GIZ experience being an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to: or
to the Human Resources Department, GIZ Office, Kampala, Plot 23 Nakasero Road,
Deadline: 30th June
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