Programme Partnership Officer DINU Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Programme Partnership Officer
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
Partnership Officer will be responsible for coordinating DINU implementing
partners to strengthen the horizontal and vertical linkages through encouraging
well designed interventions complementary to each other; to realize a holistic
stream of programme benefits to the target beneficiaries in the districts.
He/she should support the mapping of DINU and other development partners’
interventions to facilitate harmonized planning and reporting. His/her
interaction with partners will be based on DINU communication guidelines and
with support from the programme’s technical assistance team. He/she will
perform the duties under direct supervision of and in close consultation with
the Regional Coordinator, PMU as well as in cooperation with the Technical
Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure
    that DINU implementing partners manage their components/grants in line with
    the 11th EDF guidelines and that grant activities and their locations are
    complementing those that are planned under other DINU objectives.
  • Conduct
    frequent field monitoring visits to project sites to oversee performance
    of DINU partners and provide recommendations to the PMU on how to improve
    the effectiveness of the grant actions.
  • Review
    DINU implementing partners’ reports and conduct activity verifications at
    project sites to ascertain whether they offer value for money; and where
    appropriate, recommend actions to improve implementation.
  • Maintain
    a strong and interactive relationship with implementing partners through
    joint planning and review meetings as well as organizing periodic joint
    monitoring of their projects with government authorities.
  • Assist
    the Regional Coordinator in ensuring timely submission of implementing
    partners’ plans and progress reports; extracting inputs from them for use
    in DINU progress reporting to OPM and the PMU/TA-office
  • Ensuring
    that cross cutting issues of HIV, Gender, environmental conservation 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 a post graduate degree in a relevant area: Public
    Management, Public Finance, Public Administration, Political or Social
    Services, Development Studies, or any other relevant area.
  • Honours
    Bachelors’ degree in any of the following areas: Social Works and Social
    Administration, Rural Development, Social Sciences, Economics or a related
    field from a recognized university.
  • At
    least five years of working experience in public administration,
    decentralization, community development, with special emphasis on local
    governance and local institutions in rural development areas of Uganda.
  • 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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