District Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – GIZ

Job Title:          District Coordinator
Organization: GIZ
Project Name: The Reform of
the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (RUWASS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader
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.
The Reform of the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme
(RUWASS) is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ RUWASS implements the Technical
Assistance Facility of the IGAD Drought Resilience Initiative (IDDRSI) in
Karamoja. The main goal of the facility is to strengthen the capacities of the
District Local Governments with regard to spatial planning. The support is part
of the wider support of GIZ in Karamoja with regard to climate sensitive water
resources management in cooperation with the Ministry of Water and Environment
(MWE) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Job Summary: The District
Coordinator is primarily responsible for the implementation of the Technical
Assistance Facility (IGAD component) as well as coordinating activities in the
Water component in Moroto and Napak,
Key Duties and
  • Tasked with managing and coordinating all
    related project activities within both districts, including coordination
    as well as communication with Local Government (at all working levels) and
    other relevant partners,
  • Ensure that all activities are targeting
    the indicators of the Technical Assistance Facility focusing on
    participatory spatial and investment planning at District and user-group
  • As ToT, the jobholder advises, trains and
    supports the District authorities in understanding and implementing IGAD
    knowledge management and planning tools, e.g. 3W and Di-Monitoring, GISto
    develop land-use plans and selected watershed activities,
  • Tasked with organising stakeholder events
    related to land use planning
  • Supporting Local Governments in the
    development and implementation of Local Subsidies
  • Cooperating with the Natural Resources
    Officer to reach the indicators of the water component within the area of
  • Responsible to guarantee information flow
    from management to field and all im-portant stakeholders – and vice versa
  • Serves as an advisory to management on
    programme activities
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a University degree
    in an area that is related to the project/ programme objectives, with a
    focus on a relevant field (equivalent to BA or MBA)
  • A minimum of two years of professional
    experience in a comparable position, preferably in Karamoja
  • Basic knowledge in land-use planning
    (GIS/GPS) and practical experience in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Previous experience in working with
    District Local Governments in Karamoja Region
  • Technical – Strategic thinking and results
  • Good planning, organizing and coordinating
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong managerial and organisational
    competency and skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for
    facilitating relationships with elected/ appointed officials or other
  • Group facilitation skills for use with
    community workshops
  • High degree of integrity, concern for
    quality and standards, leadership
  • Teamwork, intercultural competence and
    high frustration tolerance Understanding of the role of a technical
  • Proficiency in the use of ITC technologies
    (related software, phone, e-mail, internet) and computer applications
    (e.g. MS Office)
  • Possession of a clean and valid driving
    licence for motor cycle is an added advantage
  • Willingness to work in re mote villages
    and to travel regularly
  • Willingness to up-skilling own
    capacities/capabilities as required by the tasks to be performed –
    corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Excellent knowledge of English language,
    Ngakarimojong working language is a strong asset
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs and a one-page cover letter addressing the
applicant’s motivation by email to
Deadline: 31st July 2017
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