Technical Project Staff / Programme Advisor NGO Careers – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
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, with the objective of
“reducing or preventing violence, fostering understanding and contributing
towards sustainable and just peace in cooperation with local partners. In 2015,
CPS Uganda started its programme ‘Support for the Participatory Transformation
of Land Conflicts in Northeastern Uganda’ in the two sub-regions of Karamoja
and Teso. Based on a Multi-Stakeholder-Process in each sub-region, a total of
13 Interest Groups (IGs) formed with the aim to share expertise, better
understand land issues and jointly work on the non-violent prevention or
transformation of land conflicts. 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.
Job Summary: The Programme
Advisor will join a dynamic team in Karamoja and Teso to support the
implementation of this programme, drawing on their expertise, and knowledge
about cross-cutting regional and national dynamics. The Programme Advisor is
responsible for executing all daily
operational tasks specifically assigned to the Programme Advisor. The incumbent will be accompanying, advising,
and supporting Interest Groups in their work to address various types of land
conflicts. The jobholder will also be guiding CPS staff and partners on the
topic of formal land management systems. The incumbent will actively be 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. The
jobholder will also be aontributing
to the prevention of violence and transformation of land conflicts towards
participatory land management in the region. The incumbent will play a
role in maintaining a good flow of
communication and information between all involved institutions and CPS
partners and GIZ
Key Duties and
Management and Coordination:
  • Identifies
    the needs of key actors for the non-violent transformation of land
    conflicts and develops strategies on how to address these needs
  • Promotes
    dialogue, networking, and collaboration of Interest Group member
    organisations with that of other relevant actors
  • Supports Interest Groups and other
    partners in conceptualizing, planning, implementing and documenting
    training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other project
  • Conducts assessments and studies as well
    as compiles information relevant to the CPS programme
  • Supports
    Interest Groups in strengthening their internal processes and their
    capacities to effectively address land issues
  • Supports
    planning, monitoring and controlling of expenses for project activities in
    accordance with GIZ CPS policies and procedures
  • Supports
    in addressing organisational and management needs of the CPS programme
    contributes to PME&L processes of CPS
Communication and Networking:
  • Builds
    and maintains good relationships with all important stakeholders on land
    issues in Northeastern Uganda with a special focus on Karamoja sub-
  • Provides
    technical support to national and international experts
  • Provides
    local knowledge and expertise to deepen the team’s understanding of the
  • Supports
    colleagues with translation services from/to Ngakarimojong
  • Contributes
    to the sound cooperation and collaboration between and among the CPS teams
    of 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: Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Programme
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant must 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 of professional experience in conflict
    transformation or development work related to land
  • Knowledge
    of non-violent conflict transformation approaches
  • Knowledge
    on formal land management systems and experience in working on land issues
    would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder and dialogue
    processes and the application of participatory methods and
  • Excellent
    facilitation, presentation and negotiation and networking skills
  • Good
    working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong
    managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness
    to travel regularly
  • Work
    experience in Karamoja and familiarity with the cultural and
    socio-political context of North eastern Uganda with a special on Karamoja
  • Excellent
    language skills in English and Ngakarimojong
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Ability
    to work in diverse multicultural teams
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs and a one page letter addressing the applicant’s
motivation by email to
Deadline: 29th August
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