Programme Officer Governance European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Programme Officer Governance
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer Governance will be responsible for assisting the local governments in
the beneficiary region in strengthening institutional capacity in several
thematic areas such as participatory planning and budgeting; responsive and effective
people-centered service delivery; local government financial management and
conflict mitigation and conflict prevention and supporting advocacy
engagements. He/she will perform the duties under direct supervision of and in
close consultation with the Regional Coordinator DINU, PMU as well as in
cooperation with the Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing
    technical guidance to the implementing departments in MOLG and the Local
    Governments in identifying, prioritizing, planning, implementation and
    commissioning of activities under the Governance components of the DINU
    programme and its objectives as to ensure that they comply with the
    minimum standards of service delivery;
  • Support
    planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of programs and
    programmatic interventions in the local governance area as per approved
    work plans, tracking use of financial resources;
  • Support
    partner organizations mapping and needs assessment and identifying and facilitating
    the planning of relevant mitigation mechanisms in accordance with
    community priorities and building local democracy strategies;
  • Engage
    in coordination of programme planning and implementation with partners,
    executing agencies and government counterparts;
  • Provide
    coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and
    launch of the call for proposals relating to governance interventions and
    their implementation/operational guidance at the district and community
    levels;
  • Contribute
    to program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting;
  • Providing
    technical support to the target communities to strengthen the demand side
    of governance at the local level; Government agencies and civil society on
    local economic development;
  • Support
    advocacy engagements to influence building local democracy practice and
    policies in favor of vulnerable, excluded and poor people in line with the
    DINU objectives;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably
hold a postgraduate qualification in any of the above fields;
  • Bachelors’
    degree in Economics, Public Administration, Development Studies, Social
    Administration and Social Policy, Political Science or a related field;
  • A
    minimum of 5 years, of experience in local governance, community
    development mobilization, decentralization management, local government
    finance, customary land management, policy and research or advocacy
 Personal Competences:
  • Knowledge
    of decentralization governance, public finance management practices, land
    management or advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda.
  • A
    self-motivated, result-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the
    ability to work under minimal supervision, with a high sense of duty and
    during long and irregular hours;
  • Excellent
    analytical, participatory and communication skills, both orally and in
    writing;
  • Public
    speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Fully
    computer literate;
  • Willingness
    to travel widely within the project area;
  • Knowledge
    of the local language(s) will be an added advantage.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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