Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit Career Jobs – Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: IDDRSI
About Us:
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa
was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and
Development (IGADD) which was  founded in
1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between
1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic
hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although individual countries made
substantial efforts to cope with the situation and received generous support
from the international community, the magnitude and extent of the problem
argued strongly for a regional approach to supplement national efforts.
Job Summary: The
Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU), will be
charged with the overall responsibility for the unit, including its leadership,
day to day management and the execution of the activities and functions of the
Key Duties and
Direct and oversee the day to day management of
the CBDFU and provide overall coordination, and leadership of the activities
and staff of the unit.
Assisted by the staff of the CBDFU, prepare work
plans and budget for activities of the unit
Work closely with relevant officials in national
and local governments in the 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South
Sudan) on all matters related to the planning and implementation of activities
related to the implementation of IDDRSI in cross-border areas
Coordinate the formulation, execution and
monitoring of cross-border integrated development plans
Provide harmonized and coordinated technical
support in programming, knowledge management and capacity building and related
activities, as may be required (by governments, development partners and
non-state actors ) to facilitate cross-border cooperation and enhance
Link the local and national IDDRSI coordination
centers relevant to the cross-border area with with the regional coordination
Through the IGAD Secretraiat (IDDRSI Platform
Coordination Unit), report to the affected countries and the IDDRSI Platform
Steering Committee.
Implement decisions as may be assigned by the
IDDRSI Platform Project Steering Committee
Monitor and facilitate compliance with the
implementation, legal, financial and technical requirements of the project.
Undertake the monitoring and evaluation of
performance indicators and outcomes against the targets of the project.
Maintain active and effective contact with local
authorities, development agencies, community organisations, sector heads,
coordination centres and any other stakeholders relevant to the implementation
of the drought resilience initiative in each of the 4 countries
Identify issues of relevance to cross-border
development and make arrangements to discuss possibilities for improving
cross-border cooperation to enahance the implementation of IDDRSI
Submit quarterly progress reports to the IGAD
Secretariat and to the relevant centres in the 4 countries
Facilitate the mapping of partners contributing
to the resilience agenda and form alliances with them rallying them to
effectively support the national Platform, national level coordination
mechanisms, initiatives and processes relevant to resilience thereby enhancing
Ensure that information relevant to coordination
of resilience initiatives at the country level is collected, collated, analyzed
and disseminated effectively. This will foster an upward momentum and mobility
in terms of quality of programming and resource utilization through evidence
based information, best practices and lessons learnt on the implementation of
the interventions at national and regional levels
Facilitate Regional Capacity development and
learning and help promote and facilitate coherence and effectiveness among
research and capacity building centres of excellent in the country, as
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
post graduate degree in socio-economics, agricultural sciences, rural
development, international relations and other related disciplines with
suitable experience in drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods interventions
applicable to resilience building and sustainable development of drylands
Studies of regional cooperation, integration or
conflict resolution; Monitoring and Evaluation and experience in project
management will be an added advantage
At least five years hands-on experience in
national, organizations programme leadership and coordination;
Sound knowledge of and experience with the
policies and procedures employed by the various development partners active in
the region will be an advantage.
Proven excellent understanding and several years
experience of spatial and territorial planning at both planning and operational
Proven experience in integrated rural
development, land use planning and use the service of GIS, M&E carry extra
preferential advantage.
Knowledge of resilience, climate change and
related issues;
Innovation and networking;
Knowledge of the issues in the 4 countries
sharing a common border in the Karamoja Cluster
Ability to mobilise and coordinate a wide range
of partners is critical;
Evidence of being a goal driven dynamic
animator, with a proven track record of successful completion of assigned tasks
Good Communication and interpersonal skill;
A good knowledge of computer applications;
Ability to prepare concise, timely, analytical
and informative documentation.
Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the
Karamoja Cluster is an advantage
Familiarity with the systems and procedures in
the country of assignment would be an added advantage
Fluency in English and a working knowledge of
any of the local languages spoken in cross-border areas of the Karamoja Cluster
is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who meet the profile
of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated
above  should send their applications
accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CVs, copies of both academic and
professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and
telephone numbers).
The applications should be addressed to:
The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,
P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti; and send via E-mail to
the following E-mail address: hr@igad.int, with a copy to bedru.muzein@giz.de
Deadline: 25th
November, 2016

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