Programme Officer: Democratic Governance and Rule Of Law Jobs – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Organisation: The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager: Democratic Governance and Rule Of Law Program
About OSIEA:
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus
will be on pastoralism, land tenure governance, food systems and market access,
governance and anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework.
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant
democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing
together diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative
for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which
advances health rights in the region and current areas of focus include
maternal health, harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and
health rights of marginalized populations.
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer: Democratic Governance and Rule Of Law will provide technical support in
identification and fostering of effective grant making relations in a dynamic,
creative and committed manner with a focus on OSIEA’s democratic governance and
rule of law programming in the Eastern Africa region. The program officer will
particularly focus on anti-corruption programming in the region.
Key Duties and
  • Provide a bold vision for innovative work
    that will add value to the existing efforts in the region by identifying
    grant- making, operational, and advocacy strategies to advance democratic
    governance and the rule of in Eastern Africa, particularly in relation to
  • The incumbent will collaborate within and
    beyond the program team, by building partnerships beyond OSIEA, to develop
    knowledge content, identify emerging trends, and conduct strong field
    assessments employing a rights-based lens.
  • Carry out relevant legal and policy
    analysis in the region for internal and external audiences.
  • Provide support in the identification of
    capacity and institutional development opportunities in partner
    organizations (grantees).
  • Support network/coalition/alliance
    building for joint advocacy with grantees and constituents targeting
    governments, donor agencies, service providers, and the general public.
  • Oversee administrative duties within the
    program and supervision of consultants.
  • In charge of reporting and budget
    management (portfolio reviews, monitoring programme budget and expenditure
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • At least six years of relevant work
  • Broad knowledge and experience on human
    rights, democratic governance, and rule of law in the Eastern Africa
    context particularly in relation to anti-corruption.
  • Extraordinary initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Good team spirit and respectful working
    and decision-making style.
  • Integrity, diplomacy and professionalism
    will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 24th
February 2017

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