Refugee Response Coordinator USAID GAPP Project Jobs – RTI International



Job Title:        Refugee Response Coordinator
Organisation: RTI
International
Funding Source: USAID and
DFID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of
this seven year program is to increase participation accountability and local
governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP will
focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government
accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2)
Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning
systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other
non-state actors (NSAs) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at
the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda,
the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Job Summary: The Refugee
Response Coordinator will liaise and work directly with the
GAPP component leaders and coordinate with national agencies, such as
Office of the Prime Minister, Parliament of Uganda, Ministry of Finance
Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED), Ministry of Local Government
(MOLG), development and other partners, in the response to the refugee crisis.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Take part in and nurture platforms where
    Local Governments can interface with the central government, particularly
    the Office of the Prime Minister, Parliament of Uganda and Ministry of
    Finance Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED), for a coordinated,
    holistic, and sustainable refugee response in local governments;
  • Nurture integration of implementing
    partners’ plans in local government plans to reduce parallel systems for
    refugee coordination and service delivery;
  • Work closely with sector working groups,
    coordination committees, central government agencies and local governments
    to identify emerging needs on LG refugee response and tap into existing
    implementers and GAPP’s delivery network of technical experts at national
    and local levels for solutions;
  • Work closely with Civil Society
    organizations to increase visibility for the concerns of both refugee
    hosting and non-hosting communities;
  • Engage in advocacy for consideration of
    increased financial transfers to LGs that are hosting refugee communities
    as well as refugee populations that are not in camps;
  • Act as the focal point within GAPP for the
    strengthening of the LG refugee response thematic area, working closely
    with GAPP components leaders to implement related project activities
  • Harness resources toward leadership and
    conflict prevention and mitigation for local government leaders in refugee
    hosting districts;



  • Serve as an organizer and facilitator of
    various fora on refugee response issues, provide capacity building and
    technical assistance to government and civil society stakeholders;
  • Serve as a technical monitor for all
    grants to CSOs to support GAPP refugee interventions; Provide substantial
    input to GAPP work planning and programmatic reporting, monitoring and
    evaluation in the technical area of responsibility, draw lessons learned
    and success stories; Supervise Refugee Response Specialist based in Arua.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Master’s degree and six years of experience in Governance or
    Humanitarian Assistance Sector.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    working processes within central government, local governments and
    Parliament
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills
  • Previous experience with USAID reporting
    is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV including three work related
referees and cover letter to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to:
applications@uganda-gapp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB. The applicants
must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.
Deadline: 18th August
2017
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