UN Jobs – Programme Officer – Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer – Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy will be tasked with
providing advisory services and ensure programme quality assurance support with
emphasis on synchronization of RLCD related activities with other activities of
the Inclusive Governance portfolio (IE and PSSR programmes) under a matrix
reporting arrangement in order to ensure complementarity and mutual
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Contributing to evidence based generation and advocacy through the
following actions:
The incumbent will provide quality support to
analytical works to support evidence based decision-making in the pursuance of
good governance
Offer technical support to the processes of
policy reform toward a rule-law-rooted democracy in Uganda;
Provision of timely and relevant technical and
operational information in preparation of UNDP CO’s participation in
inter-agency and other development group meetings, focusing on issues of
thematic and institutional linkages and coordination
Contributing to good programme design and management through the
following actions:
Provision of Quality Assurance support during
programme planning, implementation and progress monitoring and reporting
Assist the processes of adoption and application
of RBM and Transformational Development Approach (TDA) methods and tools at
sub-national level;
Provision of quality input to the RLCD Team
Leader for the design and formulation of the RLCD components of the IG
Portfolio, translating UNDP priorities and strategies into local interventions;
and coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies;
Actively contribute to continuous monitoring and
assessment of the programme impact (intended or non-intended/positive or
negative), with special attention to potential perverse effects to political,
social and economic governance including human rights corruption, in order to
inform strategy readjustments;
Rigorously contribute to continuous risk
assessment, analysis and management; identification of operational and
financial problems; development of solutions and participation in programme
audit planning, implementation and follow up; and Ensure full compliance to
audit recommendations;
Performance, if required, of functions of
Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval and participation in
recruitment processes for programme assistants and below.
Undertake other duties assigned by the RLCD Team
Contributing to the nurturing of strategic partnerships at the field
level through the following actions:
Render support to targeted Local Governments
toward identification, mobilization and engagement of key stakeholders (CSOs,
CBOs, Social Networks, Community leadership) at the district level to ensure
broad ownership of the programme at the local level – and report on the extent
of stakeholders’ ownership of development strategies promoted by UNDP;
Actively seeking collaboration, complementarity
with other UN agencies and international partners operating at the district
level; and
Provision of sound contribution to knowledge
networks and communities of practice
Support the development/reform of the justice
and legal systems, including by advising national counterparts and providing
Offer technical guidance to programme partners
in the area of constitutionalism and rule of law;
Actively contribute to the identification and
maintenance of contacts and effective relations with national rule of law
institutions, legal professional bodies and civil society organizations
including women’s groups, non-governmental organizations.
Contributing to provision of top quality input to knowledge building
and periodic reports on RLCD programme through the following actions:
Provision of periodic analysis and presentation
on programme implementation and lessons learned in the CO;
Prepare and send regular updates on programme
component activities, outputs and outcomes as input to aggregate RLCD programme
Guide on and prepare complex legal research and
analysis; and prepare outputs such as thematic reports and assessments, policy
documents and guidelines, and participate in legislative reviews and drafting
of commentaries;
Coordinate periodic rule of law project
performance reports and responsible for their dissemination;
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Programme Officer – Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy career placement
should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.  Master’s
degree in Law, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Sciences or
related field will be added advantage
At least three to five years of progressive
relevant work experience at the national or international level involving:
Skills and experience in legal, research,
analysis and policy formulation project implementation, advocacy monitoring and
evaluation in the practice areas of rule of law, access to justice and human
Previous experience with Government of Uganda, a
multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory.
Computer literacy skills i.e. experience in the
usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience
in handling of web-based information management systems.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s
values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic
goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a
learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
Actively works towards continuing personal
learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan
and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Ability to lead strategic planning,
results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize
Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage
contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis,
reporting and cost-recovery
Ability to implement new systems and affect
staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Strong IT skills, Atlas
Excellent knowledge of financial rules and
regulations, accounting
Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide
and Toolkit
Management and Leadership:
Builds strong relationships with clients,
focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a
positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates good oral and written communication
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to
manage complexities
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 1st
December 2016

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