Technical Advisor – Gender & Youth, CUSP Non-profit Careers – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Component
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.
About BMZ CUSP Programme:
The German Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme
“Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co funded by the
European Union. The main objective of the programme is that selected state and
civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the
compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency,
accountability, efficient and effective management and political participation)
in their respective areas of responsibility. Structurally, the programme
focuses on 3 main areas: 1) Strengthening External Audit 2) Strengthening Human
Rights and 3) Strengthening Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP).
The third area is substantially co-funded by the European Union (EU).
Job Summary: The
Technical Advisor on Gender and Youth will be responsible for;
  • Mainstreaming of Gender in all projects of CUSP and within the CUSP
  • Promoting needs of women, youth and minorities in all three
  • Advancement of a mentoring programme for women and youth
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
conceptual work:
  • Support a strategic alignment of the components to gender equality
    as a cross-cutting issue.
  • Support development of gender focused organisations and women’s
  • Support institutional capacity development together with other team
  • Advise and support a leadership programme for youth and women
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement with regards to gender and
    youth in different sectors (governance, water, energy and agricultural
    sectors) at
  • GIZ advisor for HIV and gender mainstreaming in the country office
  • Ensure timely and smooth communication between programme partners
    and within the programme.
  • Support internal and external representation of the programme in
    coordination with the line management.
  • Close coordination within all relevant actors of the programme.
Administration and
  • Support programme activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • Support the reporting according to EU standards.
  • Good communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Contribute to M&E as well as reporting requirements.
  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the GIZ BMZ Project job placement must hold a
    University Degree in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political
    Science, Social Science, Development Studies, Gender Studies.
  • At least three years of professional experience in gender and youth
    within civil society.
  • Experience from governmental structures and their interaction with
    the civil society.
  • Experience from CSO networks and/or formal/informal participation
    processes is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and to multi task/fast-track
  • High level of integrity, honesty and professionalism.
  • Analytical, judgmental and effective listening skills.
  • Supervisory, coaching, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection
    and data analysis.
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German is an added
  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different
    stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and
  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required.
  • Able to work independent, responsible and target oriented.
  • Competencies: Campaign planning and execution; Public policy
    formulation and analysis skills; Research and analytical skills; Policy
    analysis and formulation skills/ knowledge; Interpersonal skills; People
    management skills; Building and nurturing social movements, networks and
    coalitions; Critical writing and oral communication; Negotiation and
    mediation; Self-driven, innovative and result oriented; Extensive
    relationship management
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 “Technical Advisor – Gender & Youth,
CUSP, Governance and Civil Society Programme” will be accepted. Application and
CV should be in one document.
Deadline: 7th June 2018
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