Programme Advisor Non-profit Jobs - GIZ

Job Title:    Programme Advisor
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator

About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

About CPS:
Civil Peace Service (CPS) of GIZ is an independent German programme within the field of international cooperation. It is funded directly through grants from its commissioning party, the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). The objective of CPS is “to reduce or prevent violence, foster understanding and contribute towards sustainable, just peace in cooperation with local partners.”  The programme is implemented following a participatory and process-oriented approach, involving a broad array of stakeholders to be able to prevent or constructively engage in the transformation of land conflicts. Initial focus is on the building of capacities of CSOs in the IGs, conflict analyses and building stakeholder consensus and collaboration especially with government institutions and traditional leadership.

Job Summary: The Programme Advisor will support the implementation of this programme, drawing on their expertise, and knowledge about crosscutting regional and national dynamics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the programme
  • In charge of accompanying, advising, and supporting CPS partners in their work to address various types of land conflicts
  • Significantly contributing to the further development of the CPS programme ‘Support for the Participatory Transformation of Land Conflicts in Northeastern Uganda’ as part of the CPS team
  • In charge of analysing, recommending and ensuring the strategic and practical involvement of traditional structures in the CPS programme in Teso sub-region
  • Significantly contributing to the prevention and transformation of land conflicts towards participatory land management in the region maintaining a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and CPS partners and GIZ processing technical aspects and further developing their own area of responsibility in accordance with the specified quality standards
  • Management and Coordination:
  • Conducts assessments, studies and compiles and documents information and data relevant for the CPS programme
  • Supports in identifying the needs of relevant stakeholders for the non-violent transformation of land conflicts in the project region and develops strategies on how to address these needs
  • Actively promotes dialogue, networking, and collaboration of Interest Group member organisations and other relevant actors
  • Offers support to Interest Groups and other partners in conceptualizing, planning, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other project activities
  • Supports the other Programme Advisers in carrying out their work in Karamoja and Teso supports in planning, monitoring and controlling of expenses for project activities in accordance with the prevailing provisions supports in addressing organisational and management needs of the CPS programme coordinates and assists in preparing relevant activities during the studies and the workplace assessments in regard to the placements of future advisers of CPS programme and conducts other activities required for implementing these components
  • Documents program activities and writes reports, proposals and analyses - making these available in central locations
  • Communication and Networking:
  • Develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders on land issues in Northeastern Uganda with a special focus on Karamoja sub-region
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with traditional institutions and actors in Karamoja sub-region provides technical support to national and international experts
  • Actively contributes to the knowledge management system of CPS
  • Provides local knowledge and expertise to other programme advisers and the coordinator
  • Supports international experts with translation and interpretation services from Ngakarfmojeng to English
  • Ensures sound cooperation, collaboration and utilisation of synergies within the CPS team in Karamoja and Teso stays up-to date and informs the CPS team about relevant social and political debates and developments in Uganda with a special on Karamoja and Teso
  • Other duties/additional tasks:  The technical professional performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Programme Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a University degree on or related to Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, or Social Sciences (equivalent to BA or MA)
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience in conflict transformation or development work
  • Broad working knowledge of non-violent conflict transformation approaches experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder and dialogue processes excellent facilitation, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Previous experience in the application of participatory methods and approaches strong networking skills good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness to travel regularly familiarity with the cultural and socio-political context of Northeastern Uganda with a special on Karamoja sub-region excellent language skills in English and Ngakarimojong (knowledge in Ateso would be an added advantage)
  • Previous experience in working on land issues would be a distinct advantage work experience in Karamoja would be a distinct advantage
  • Willingness to broaden own knowledge and skills as required by the assigned tasks
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision ability to work in diverse multicultural teams

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including 2 pages max for cover letter and 3 pages max for CV to the Human Resources Department, GIZ Offices, Plot 23 Nakasero Road, Kampala. Uganda

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