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Job Title:    Programme Leader
Organization: Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is a global leader in developing innovative approaches to strengthen natural resource governance in high-risk and conflict regions. For 30 years, PAC has collaborated with partners to promote policy dialogue and solutions for sustainable development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Offer support in the implementation of the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance in 5 countries of Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. This includes:
o   Liaising and coordinating closely with the ICGLR Secretariat staff and endeavoring to achieve their full involvement in relevant PAC activities
o   Liaising and nurturing relationships with government officials in the 5 states concerned
o   Organizing and delivering technical trainings to large and small groups, in both classroom and field or office settings
o   Coordinating and liaising with relevant technical experts and consultants, including planning for and integrating their technical contributions to PAC’s overall capacity building efforts
o   Conducting stakeholder engagement and sensitization
o   Carrying out lobbying activities on a needs basis
·         Responsible for the capacity building of relevant ICGLR personnel, consultants and representatives (e.g. ICGLR Technical Unit staff, National Coordinators, Regional Steering Committee Member and the Office of the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor, etc)
·         Responsible for the capacity building of relevant state actors, private sector actors and representatives of civil society
·         Develop PAC’s capacity building programme with the direct support and in close coordination with PAC’s Partnerships & Capacity Building Coordinator
·         Ensure the responsible management of PAC’s regional office in Kampala;
o   Carrying out light financial and administrative functions on a needs basis
o   Ensuring PAC’s legal requirements are met in keeping with the national legal context
·         Actively contribute directly to PAC’s programme and organizational planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting, producing financial and narrative reports on a needs basis
·         Conduct ongoing assessments of the risks posed to PAC and to the implementation of the ICGLR RCM and OECD Guidance, and to propose and implement risk mitigation measures
·         Participate in PAC’s fundraising efforts to broaden and deepen its scope of work in East Africa
·         Actively work to integrate gender and environmental considerations into PAC’s work in the 5 target countries
·         Provide logistical and administrative support to delegations and partners visiting Uganda, including Kampala-based workshops
·         Cooperate and coordinate with members of other country or regional teams (e.g DRCongo)
·         Provide political and ∕ or security analysis of the countries under the contractor’s responsibility, and
·         Other activities on a needs basis and in discussion with the contractor’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a university degree in a relevant field.
·         At least ten years of relevant work experience including project management, in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding human rights and conflict in Africa, transparency and accountability in the extractive sector, and corporate social responsibility.
·         Previous experience working in a policy and campaigning capacity at a high-level national and/or an international level in the Ugandan and Great Lakes region of Africa.
·         Prior experience in office management for an international NGO, preferably based in Uganda.
·         Previous exposure and experience in workshop facilitation and organization involving state and civil society organizations.
·         Knowledge of the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and OECD Due Diligence would be a definite asset.
·         Prior exposure and experience in public representation, including with the media.
·         Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
·         Experience working cross-culturally in different countries.
·         Written and spoken English mandatory; fluency in Kiswahili and French would be considered an asset.
·         Ability to manage a complex workload and respect deadlines with minimal supervision.
·         Ability to work in a team.
·         Ability to travel internationally, possibly frequently, including in difficult environments.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send the following via Email to jobs@pacweb.org:
·         A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
·         An updated resume/curriculum vitae
·         The completed Supplementary Information Form, download here

Deadline: 21st November, 2016

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