Programme Partnership and Governance Officer EDF DINU Program Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme 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
Partnership and Governance Officer will support the strengthening and reform of
appropriate institutional and governance systems that enable both best practice
and best value to be applied at local level in a sustainable manner within the
local capacity constraints and design and develop alternative local governance
arrangements that follow best practice but that allow local (or community)
level planning, budgeting and ownership whilst financial management,
procurement and contract management services may be carried out by a different
level of the government agencies. On day-to-day operation, he/she will perform
the duties under direct supervision of and in close consultation with the
National Programme Coordinator DINU, the PMU as well as in cooperation with the
Technical Advisors of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked
    with assessing capacity and needs of key local and national stakeholders
    and partners involved in the local governance process in relation to the
    requirements of the DINU programme, objectives and components
  • Providing
    technical support to local governments as required on local governance
    issues, including identification of interventions and translating them
    into fundable activities under DINU based on various implementation
    modalities, including Call-for-Proposals and grant mechanisms
  • Developing
    and/or contributing to training materials, manuals and best practice
    guides on local governance processes; Support coordination and partnership
    building with private sector, government, media and Civil Society
    Organizations (CSOs) to encourage public participation and citizen
    engagement in decision making, planning, implementation and monitoring of
    local government policies and programs, particularly those concerned with
    service delivery; Support the process of providing capacity development
    and technical assistance to key local implementing partners implementing
    governance related activities under DINU; Propose and oversee other
    administrative and logistical aspects related to capacity development and
    advocacy activities; Contribute to program monitoring, evaluating, and
    periodic reporting, including activity/work plan development related to
    the governance components of DINU
  • Support
    in the preparation of key documents for various PMU and Project Steering
    Committee meetings etc.
  • Assist
    in the organization of key DINU-events (i.e. training seminars, workshops,
    conferences etc.) and partnership meetings related to the governance
    components and activities under DINU, including preparing draft programme,
    list of participations, hand-outs and materials /presentations etc. Liaise
    and network with development partners, local and national government
    entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community in fora
    where governance issues are discussed;
  • 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; Support to the design and implementation of technical and
    organizational capacity and partnership building activities targeted at
    increasing the capacity of local CSO’s to demand better local government
    transparency and service delivery. Promote methods and approaches of
    leveraging and strengthening Village Development Committees (VDCs) and
    District Development Committees (DDCs) in planning, oversight and
    communication with citizens; Provide technical inputs to the coordination
    and partnering of the governance programmes and components implemented in
    the beneficiary districts by DINU PMU and implementing partners and
    support DINU in its engagements with the local governments and officials
    where required;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the
    National Programme Coordinator.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a post graduate degree in a relevant area: Public
    Management, Public Finance, Public Administration, Political or Social
    Services, Development Studies, or any other relevant area.
  • Honours
    Bachelors’ degree in any of the following areas: Social Works and Social
    Administration, Rural Development, Social Sciences, Economics or a related
    field from a recognized university.
  • Qualifications/Training
    in project planning and management related to governance issues
  • Seven
    years of working experience in public administration, decentralization,
    local governance, community development, with special emphasis on local
    governance and local institutions in rural development areas of Uganda, of
    which 5 years in a senior function in a reputable development institution,
    or a public organization;
Personal Competencies:
  • Experience
    and knowledge of providing capacity development and technical assistance
    to local governments in rural development areas through measurable
    competency-based and participatory approaches
  • Experience
    of supporting capacity building of CSOs for greater advocacy and
    government accountability and ideally also proven experience of (EU)
    grants management (i.e. Call-for-Proposals)
  • Conversant
    with Public Financial Management with focus on budgeting, governance and
    service delivery in a local development context
  • Strong
    knowledge and skills in advocating service provision
    accountability/transparency and community engagement, preferably in a
    rural development context
  • Ability
    to communicate and interact with various audiences, national, regional and
    local, stakeholders, including public and private actors;
  • A
    team player with ggood interpersonal, communication, public relations and organizational
    skills;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to deliver results; strong analytical, planning, monitoring, and
    problem-solving skills; ability to conceptualize program interventions and
    establish its links and partnerships with relevant areas of work;
  • Ability
    to plan and deliver multiple activities/deliverables in a complex and
    time-pressing circumstances with high levels of precision and quality;
    ability to communicate complex issues in a concise and engaging way;
  • Fluent
    in English, with an excellent command of written English, and the ability
    to effectively communicate information, policies, and/or procedures
  • Excellent
    computer skills
  • Willingness
    to travel to project areas
  • 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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