Programme Officer Governance & Community Development European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Regional
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer Governance & Community Development will work in liaison with the local
government authorities in the beneficiary districts in participatory planning
for strengthening institutional capacity in several thematic areas such as
participatory planning and budgeting that is gender responsive; responsive and
effective people-centered service delivery. The officer will be responsible for
community mobilization, designing appropriate trainings to enable communities
in the programme areas as to increase their business skills in developing
profitable businesses. He/she will perform the duties under direct supervision
of and in close consultation with the Regional Coordinator DINU, PMU as well as
in cooperation with the Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing
    technical guidance to the implementing departments-of the local
    governments in the development and implementation of capacity building
    work plans in line with DINU programme guidelines and the district
    development plans.
  • Work
    in consultation with the local government and other responsible
    authorities in the communities to identify, train and monitor the
    effective involvement of communities in DINU implementation based on a
    participatory approach.
  • Prepare
    reference materials for training of the community-based project management
    communities at community level to contribute to attaining a sustainable
    management, operation and maintenance of various investments implemented
    under DINU
  • Support
    planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of programs and
    programmatic interventions in the local governance area as per approved
    work plans, tracking use of financial resources;
  • Ensure
    that the district focal point officers for DINU are well orientated on the
    project selection and prioritization criteria and on guidelines for
    programme implementation;
  • Participate
    in the sector coordination activities organized at the district and
    regional levels aimed at harmonization of interventions by the different
    development actors.
  • Provide
    coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and
    launch of the call for proposals relating to governance interventions and
    their implementation/operational guidance at the district and community
  • Contribute
    to program monitoring, evaluating and periodic reporting;
  • Providing
    technical support to the target communities to strengthen the demand side
    of governance at the local level; Governments and civil society on local
    economic development;
  • Ensure
    that cross-cutting issues of HIV, Gender, environment and good governance
    are integrated into project design, planning, implementation and
    monitoring and evaluation;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold an Honours Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences,
    Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, rural
    development, Economics or any other related field;
  • Postgraduate
    qualification in any of the above fields;
  • At
    least five years of working experience in development organizations, in
    the areas of local governance, community development, decentralization
    management, local government finance, customary land management, policy
    and research or advocacy
  • Experience
    with donor funded programmes especially EDF procedures will be an added
Personal Competences:
  • Knowledge
    of decentralization governance, public finance management practices, land
    management or advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda.
  • A
    self-motivated, result-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the
    ability to work under minimal supervision, with a high sense of duty and
    during long and irregular hours;
  • Excellent
    analytical, participatory and communication skills, both orally and in
  • Public
    speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Fully
    computer literate;
  • Willingness
    to travel widely within the project area;
  • Knowledge
    of the local language(s) will be an added advantage.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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