Programme Advisor Job Placement – GIZ

 Programme Advisor
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of
Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for
the German government and other national and international, public and private
sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between
the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Programme Advisor is responsible for executing all daily operational tasks accompanying,
advising, and supporting Interest Groups in their work to address various types
of land conflicts advising CPS staff and partners on the topic of formal land
management system contributing to the further development of the CPS programme
‘Support for the Participatory Transformation of Land Conflicts in
North-eastern Uganda’ as part of the CPS team contributing to the prevention of
violence and transformation of land conflicts towards participatory land management
in the region maintaining a good flow of communication and information between-
all involved institutions and CPS partners and GIZ
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management and coordination
  • Identifies
    the needs of key actors for the non-violent transformation of land
    conflicts and develops strategies on how to address these needs
  • Promotes
    dialogue, networking, and collaboration of Interest Group member
    organisations with that of other relevant actors
  • Supports
    Interest Groups and other partners in conceptualising, planning,
    implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team
    meetings and other project activities
  • Conducts
    assessments and studies, as well as compiles information relevant to the
    CPS programme
  • Supports
    Interest Groups in strengthening their internal processes and their
    capacities to effectively address land issues
  • Supports
    planning, monitoring and controlling of expenses for project activities in
    accordance with GIZ. CPS policies and procedures
  • Supports
    in addressing organisational and management needs of the CPS programme contributes
    to PM&E processes of CPS
Communication and Networking:
  • Builds
    and maintains good relationships with all important stakeholders on land
    issues in Northeastern Uganda with a special focus on Karamoja sub-region
  • Provides
    technical support to national and international experts
  • Provides
    local knowledge and expertise to deepen the team’s understanding of the
  • Supports
    colleagues with translation services from/to Ngakarimojong
  • Contributes
    to the sound cooperation and collaboration between and among the CPS teams
    of Karamoja and Teso
  • Stays
    up-to date and informs the CPS team about relevant social and political
    debates and developments in Uganda with a special on Karamoja and Teso
Other duties/additional tasks:
Performs other duties and tasks
at the request of the Programme Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a university degree in or related to Peace and Conflict
    Studies, Law, or Social Sciences (equivalent to BA or MA) profound
    expertise on land and resource management
  • Three
    years’ professional experience in conflict transformation or development
    work related to land and resource management
  • Knowledge
    of non-violent conflict transformation approaches
  • Previous
    experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder and dialogue processes and
    the application of participatory methods and approaches
  • Excellent
    facilitation, presentation and negotiation and networking skills
  • Good
    working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong
    managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness
    to travel regularly
  • Work
    experience in Karamoja and familiarity with the cultural and socio-political
    context of North eastern Uganda with a special on Karamoja sub-region
  • Excellent
    language skills in English and Ngakarimojong
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Ability
    to work in diverse multicultural teams
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3
pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) addressing the applicant’s motivation
by email to: Please note: Only those applications
with the subject heading “Program Advisor CPS” will be accepted. Application
and CV should be in one document.
Deadline: 14th January 2018

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