Technical Advisor Civil Society (Rural Development) CUSP Programme Jobs – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: CUSP Coordinator
Ref No: GIZ – HUB3MR/0318
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.
Job Summary: The Technical Advisor Civil Society (Rural Dev’t), Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP)/ Strengthening Governance and Civil Society Programme will be responsible for:
  • The support of civil society in the thematic area of rural development in close coordination with the line manager and the thematic coordinator for rural development in the PRUDEV Programme.
  • Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of activities on district level in line with the mandate of the programme and the PRUDEV programme.
  • Representation of the programme together with the line manager in close cooperation with all relevant actors active in the field and the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strategic conceptual work:
  • Support a strategic alignment of the Hub together with the line management.
  • Establish partnerships with CSO organizations and CSO platforms working on rural development topics and advise.
  • Tasked with mapping of existing CSOs and CSO platfoims on different perspectives in the rural development sectors at the district level.
  • Establish partnerships with governmental actors and advise in cooperation with the thematic advisors.
  • Create platforms and fora for exchange and initiate processes as well as mechanisms for consultation.
  • Closely cooperate with the thematic advisors in the rural development programme with regards to network in the sector, knowledge exchange and change projects.
  • Cooperate closely with the technical advisors in the decentralized Hubs in Gulu and Kampala as well as embedded advisors in networks on rural development topics.
  • Maintain close cooperation with all team members.
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement in policy dialogs.
  • Regular travel is required.
Communication:
  • 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.
  • Provide input for communication material and develop ideas for communication materials.
Administration and Reporting:
  • Support programme activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • Supportthe reporting according to EU standards.
  • Provide timely input to M&E and reporting requirements.
  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political Science, Social Science, or Development Studies.
  • At least three years of professional experience in participation of civil society and/or the rural development sector.
  • Professional experience in communication for development is an added value.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and data analysis.
  • Working experience with civil society organizations or governmental institutions.
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German is an added value.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Professional experience in results based management.
  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required.
  • Able to work independent, responsible and target oriented.
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: recruitment-uganda@giz.de. Only those applications quoting a reference number (check beginning of this advert) as the subject heading will be accepted.
Deadline: 8th April 2018


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