Senior Technical Advisor 1 (Grade J – Project Management) NGO Careers – RTI International

Organisation: RTI
International
Duty Station: Arua,
Uganda

About US:

RTI International is
one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the
human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than
3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in
more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education
and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international
development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and
laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide on-site technical support and assistance in the design,
    development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training and
    technical assistance programming and project activities to about 5-8
    district local governments and their respective lower local governments.
  • To attend council sessions and providing technical support to local
    governments on how to conduct council business by following the Standard
    Rules of Procedure.
  • To attend council committee meetings and build the capacity of
    council committees in budget scrutiny, allocation of resources and monitoring.
  • To mentor political teams on record keeping and documentation.
  • To identify policy issues that impede on performance of LGs in local
    councils development
  • To provide technical support to Local Governments Accounts
    Committees (LGPACs).
  • To train and mentor DRPs including coordinating and overseeing the
    DRPs in supporting lower local governments in thematic area.
  • To provide mentoring support to district chairpersons and executive
    committee members.
  • To nurture the development of the district service commission.
  • To coordinate component 1 and 2 activities in the target local
    governments in related area.
  • Maintain regular contacts and communication with local government
    officials in the assigned local government providing on the spot,
    demand-driven technical assistance.
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate local government
    strengthening interventions especially focused on leadership development
    and local council development.
  • Support and/or undertake monitoring and evaluation data collection
    activities in target districts.
  • As needed facilitate, coordinate, and participate in district
    specific evaluations, conferences, seminars, or other activities related
    to the program.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as requested by the Local Government
    Program Manager or Deputy Chief of Party.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree and 6 years of experience
    or a 
    Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbal and written with
    provable conflict management skills
  • Ability to work independently, within and outside of normal hours
    sometimes
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to travel within the GAPP districts and work well with
    public officers
  • Dependability, reliability and high integrity
How to Apply:
all suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online
at the link below.
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