Technical Advisor I – Governance Team Lead-NUYOK US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the
Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our
Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as
a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions
who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS is an
international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and
development work in over 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist
persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS
has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to
Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its
programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern
Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agricultural livelihoods,
health and social services and emergency response and recovery. CRS implements
its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the
Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for
maximum impact and sustainability.
Job Summary: The Technical
Advisor I – Governance Team Lead-NUYOK will provide technical advice, support,
and oversight to a range of program design and implementation issues in the
area of governance in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality
principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to the
Nuyok project teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the
poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to
determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ governance programming
is in Uganda. 
Key Duties and
  • Support the development and contribute to
    the implementation of Nuyok strategies, standards, project plans, tools
    and best practices in governance that effectively engage partners, donors,
    and governments, and ensure linkages among related activities throughout
    the project cycle. Help ensure DFSA resilience approaches related to
    governance are aligned with the GoU guiding principles and milestones.
  • Provide technical solutions to project
    teams for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best
    practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E, helping to ensure
    high- quality implementation.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives
    in governance programming for staff and partner organizations through
    helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums,
    conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, prepare
    reports, capture and share lessons learned and best practices to
    facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to the
    governance learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining effective
    communication and good relationships with, government officials,
    traditional leaders, elected representatives, partner organizations,
    national, regional, and community level food security task force leaders.
  • Participate in relevant forums and
    knowledge networks to collect and share promising practices in the area of
    governance, promote CRS’ work in Uganda, and contribute to the CRS
    learning agenda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Technical Advisor I – Governance Team Lead-NUYOK job
    placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in international
    development, public policy, political science, sociology, public
    administration, law, economics, anthropology, organizational development,
    or other related area.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant work
    experience utilizing participatory assessment, mapping and planning tools
    with communities, government representatives and elected officials,
    ideally working with an international NGO.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and
    concepts in governance standards and principles. General knowledge of
    gender equality principles and other related disciplines to ensure proper
    cross-sectoral approach.
  • Hands-on experience at the regional and
    local level in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of
    participatory governance projects and activities. Knowledge of capacity
    strengthening best practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and
    evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and
    relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil
    society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and
    regulations is a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel,
    Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management
  • Personal Skills
  • Good strategic, analytical,
    problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big
    picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong relationship management skills with
    ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct
    supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and
    cultural settings
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training,
    mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and
    results-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills and
    an ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Energetic with a positive and constructive
  • Demonstrated openness to change and the
    ability to manage complex situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication
    skills in English with ability to write technical reports. Karimojong is a
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These
are rooted in the mission, values and principles of CRS and used by each staff
member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All candidates should email a cover letter and updated CV only
  • Large files and/or
    scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application
  • All applications that
    do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
  • In the subject line of
    the email, copy and paste  GovernanceTeamlead-NUYOK
Deadline: 11th April 2018
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