USAID Freedom House Project Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Advisor on the Judiciary

Organization: Freedom House
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About Us:
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the
world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline
activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly
regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the
Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and
two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work
closely with the COP in overseeing the implementation of all programmatic
activities. S/he will be responsible for the technical direction and oversight
of the judicial strengthening component and related parts of the advocacy
component. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical
    direction and oversight of programmatic activities to foster constructive
    advocacy for the promotion of human rights and equal access to justice in
    Uganda;
  • Offer technical
    assistance to partner organizations to design, develop, and implement
    civic campaigns to uphold human rights and the rule of law;
  • In coordination with
    partner organizations, support the design and implementation of improved
    monitoring and reporting structures on human rights violations;
  • Monitor and evaluate
    processes, and write program reports to ensure completion of program
    objectives;
  • Offer support the COP
    to ensure programmatic compliance with USG rules and regulations;
  • In collaboration with
    the COP, develop advocacy initiatives to support freedom of expression and
    access to information in Uganda;
  • Assist the COP with
    fundraising, which includes developing concept notes, proposals, budgets,
    etc.;
  • Required to travel
    extensively to project sites within Uganda and occasionally within the
    region;
  • Perform any other
    related duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should
    possess a Bachelor’s degree in law, political science, social policy, or
    in a related social science discipline;
  • At least three years’
    experience in media advocacy and engagement on rule of law and human
    rights matters;
  • Two years of technical
    experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders including the media,
    judiciary, CSOs, and adjudication institutions in a developing country;
  • Experience working in
    Uganda;
  • Expertise in
    communications, campaign development, and/or citizen mobilization;
  • Strong interpersonal
    skills, demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working
    relationships with local partners, government officials, bilateral donors,
    as well as in-country and foreign experts;
  • Demonstrated ability
    to mobilize communities and encourage the inclusion of marginalized
    groups;
  • Demonstrated
    experience in developing activity work plans, budgets, implementing
    programmatic activities, and providing short-term technical assistance;
  • Knowledge of USAID
    rules and regulations, and other donor approaches to civil society
    development;
  • Strong ability to
    communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use
    productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Microsoft
    Excel.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter
with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary
requirements will be considered for the position)
to: FHproposals@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention:
FH Proposals, referencing 2013-004 Media Specialist Uganda. Only candidates who
have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline: 22nd October, 2013

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