2 ActionAid Jobs – Programme Officer — Governance

Organisation: ActionAid Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ActionAid:
ActionAid is an
International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia,
Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor
and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the
injustices and the inequity that cause it. ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a national
development organization registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local
Board.
Job Summary:  The
Programme Officer — Governance will take lead in governance issues, plan, and
manage development interventions while working with Partners and other development
actors in accordance with the Governance Unit Plan and Country Strategic Paper.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
  • Provide support on contextual analysis, identification of information
    needs and support the process of research and policy analysis to inform
    the thematic policy
  • Plan, implement, and monitor program activities, prepare and submit
    periodic reports that address community priority, Just and Democratic
    Governance issues in line with the Unit Plan and program development in
    line with Country Strategy Paper.
  • Offer support in the identification, appraising and selection of
    strategic partners and nurture such partnership in line with thematic
    strategy, MU principles and guidelines on partnerships
  • Participate in the design of capacity plans for staff and partners
    implementing Just and Democratic Governance Activities in line with the
    Country Strategic Paper.
  • Develop and Maintain Linkages and provide technical support to local
    and national organisations, movements, networks and coalitions on Just and
    democratic governance initiatives in line with Country Strategy Paper.
  • Engage in local, national and international policy advocacy and
    campaigns work in line with Country Strategy Paper
  • Develop a database of Just and democratic Governance Programme,
    monitor and document the performance and learning’s from the programme.
  • Support in the identification and storage of thematic and programme
    knowledge needs for the program and its partners, in line with MU
    Knowledge Management strategy.
Qualifications, Skills &
Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences,
    humanities, Laws or any other related field from a recognized institution
  • A certificate in project planning and management is an added
    advantage.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant working experience from a recognized
    institution, preferably an NGO
  • Good understanding and knowledge of; HRBA programming, Monitoring
    and Evaluation, Governance accountability and community empowerment,
    Fundraising and resource mobilization
  • Demonstrated passion to work for human dignity,
  • Exhibit commitment to Actionaid values
  • Planning and Budgeting skills
  • Good communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Very vibrant and Spirit Activism
  • Bold, Confident, openness and willingness to learn,
  • Patient and tolerant person,
  • Aware of the concept of citizenship,
  • Demonstrated awareness of the Uganda context on Governance and
    Democratic issues
  • Accountable and trustworthy
  • Self-driven and willing to work extra hours
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with this prestigious NGO, ActionAid should be addressed and
delivered to: The HROE Director, ActionAid Uganda, Plot no. 2514/2515 Ggaba
Road, Opposite Kampala International University or send to P.O. Box 676
Kampala, Uganda or via Email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org
NB: We will respond only to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants
will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are
especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15th
November, 2013 by 5:00 PM

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