Governance Specialist NGO Career Jobs – Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Organization: Inter-Religious
Council of Uganda (IRCU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary General
About US:
The
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is a national Faith-Based
Non-Government Organization comprising of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church
of Uganda, the Uganda Orthodox Church, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches. IRCU’s
Vision is: ‘a divinely peaceful, united, prosperous Uganda where all people
enjoy full health and freedoms for the common good.’ The Council implements a
range of programs namely HIV/AIDS and Public Health, Gender Based Violence
Prevention, Peace, Justice and Governance.
Job Summary:  The Governance Specialist will support IRCU in
the coordination and provision of technical support, and contribute to
developing thematic governance issues in line with IRCU strategy and other
policies; and link the organization with other internal and external
stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Strengthen the IRCU capacity to implement a
strategic and well – defined governance programme
·        
Build the capacity of teams and partners to engage
in , advocacy activities and participate in advocacy campaigns/ work in line
with the strategic objectives of IRCU
·        
Identify internal and external fora and
opportunities for networking, sharing the IRCU program experiences and learning
as required by the IRCU philosophy, and build mechanisms for incorporating such
experiences and lessons in all the directorate publications.
·        
Significantly contribute to IRCU-level policy making
corporate interests and functions in line with organizational strategies and policies
·        
Mobilize resources required to implement innovative
projects designed to realize the strategic objectives of IRCU.
·        
Maintain, monitor and control communication between
IRCU and stakeholders in line with the organizational communication policy and
strategy.
·        
Coordinate and facilitate the participation of IRCU
policy dialogue: (produce monthly policy briefs, strategic issue papers and
periodical updates on publication of important reports
·        
Participate as necessary in policy dialogue with
Government, development partners and other forums.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Secretary
General.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidates for the Governance Specialist
vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in Peace, Conflict Studies, Human rights
& Good governance, Law, International relations, or any social sciences.
PhD in any social sciences or related field shall be of added advantage
·        
Additional trainings in Human Rights, Conflict
Resolution, Public Speaking and International policies on Peace, Justice and
Governance.
·        
At least six years’ experience in development in a
governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in multi-cultural
setting.
·        
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of
IRCU.
·        
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
·        
Strong advocacy, lobbying and networking skills.
·        
Good organizational, attention to detail and
coordination skills; ability to work calmly under the stress of conflicting
deadlines and assignments.
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Microsoft Office applications
experience (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher)
·        
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the IRCU’s values
and ethical standards.
Note: Evidenced work experience shall
be required for all positions. Female qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply.
How to Apply: 
The candidates
should send an application letter with certified copies of academic certificates/
transcripts and a letter of recommendation from his/her leader of Church/
Mosque/place of worship to the address below:
The Secretary
General,
Inter-Religious
Council of Uganda,
Namirembe Hill,
Plot 884,
Centenary Road,
P.O. Box 7502, Kampala,
Uganda.
Deadline: Monday, 28th September, 2015 by
5:00p.m.
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