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Programme Officer Operations Section - Governance Team Careers - European Union (EU)

Organisation: European Union (EU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About EU:
The European Union (EU) is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since then, a huge single market has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer Operations Section - Governance Team will be responsible for the efficient development, management, monitoring and reporting of projects and programmes in the field of Accountability (Anti-corruption, oversight, oil sector, etc). Overall follow up of governance issues, in support of section colleagues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Management and Programming of EU resources in relevant areas:
  • Guide the team leader and assist in development of programmes
  • Management and monitoring of ongoing projects and programmes under Team Leader’s supervision
  • Provide input to general policy and programming documents
  • Provide input to regular and ad-hoc reports
  • Actively participate in internal and external evaluations
  • Support and conduct policy dialogue (under the Team Leader's or Head of Cooperation's supervision) and coordination with all relevant ministries, agencies, donors, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders in the areas of governance, decentralisation conflict resolution and democratic participation.
  • Implement, ensure and / or monitor the proper implementation and / or application of EU policies and programmes in the area of good governance and accountability. Participate as mandated in key groups regarding good governance and accountability (Accountability and PFM Working Groups)
  • Regularly report on intelligence gained as regards good governance; especially actions of the government that are directly related to EU actions.
  • Actively contribute to the programming, identification and appraisal in close cooperation with the beneficiary institution(s) in Uganda, if and when such programmes are decided in the programming process;
  • Management of all stages of the Project Cycle financed from the EDF, including preparation, in cooperation with the Finance and Contracts Section, monitor ongoing projects including on the-spot monitoring when required, follow up on the progress reports on projects and propose action if and when needed.
  • Maintain contacts with other donors active in Uganda. Give an “operational visa” on documents where required, update information on projects in the CRIS/ARES databases.
  • Ensure the follow-up of the implementation of projects and the performance of project managers and partners, monitor contractual obligations (via periodic reviews, audits, reporting and assistance, etc.) and gather and handle external expertise.
  • Deal with horizontal activities, consultation and networking aspects of the projects, including providing support to national and local authorities as well as to selected NGOs and other non-state actors, with regard to the preparation and implementation of projects under her/his responsibility, in order to ensure their relevance, sound definition and effectiveness;
2. Reporting and analysis of developments in relevant area:
  • Keenly monitor and report on developments
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and seminars, and provide timely reporting
  • Maintain and develop key contacts
3. Visibility in relevant area:
  • Actively participate in meetings, seminars, workshops, etc., under the Team Leader’s or Head of Cooperation's supervision
  • Prepare presentations, briefing notes, speaking points etc
  • Participate in donor coordination, reviews and sector working groups
  • Support external missions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3 years) in International Relations
  • Master degree in relevant area
  • One year of relevant experience in working on development projects in Uganda; experience in governance area in Uganda
  • Previous experience with EU in Uganda is an asset.
  • Knowledge of languages
  • Proficient use of English
  • Basic knowledge of French
  • Working knowledge of IT tools
  • Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to work in a team; ability to respect deadlines, ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • Minimum physical requirements

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates seeking to join the European Union Delegation in Uganda should send an application letter, a completed EU Standard Curriculum Vitae, download here, that must include three relevant referees, reference letter(s) of previous employment(s)and  copies of education and training certificates addressed to:

Head of Delegation
European Union
Delegation to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers, 15th floor
Plot 17-23 Hannington Road
Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

NB: Please clearly indicate: Application – Temporary Programme Officer, Governance and Human Rights Section in the subject of the E-mail.

Deadline:  20th May, 2016 by 13:30 Hours

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