Technical Advisor Civil Society (Rural Development) CUSP Programme Jobs – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: CUSP Coordinator
Ref No: GIZ – HUB3MR/0318
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International operations in
Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and other national
and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of
the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Technical
Advisor Civil Society (Rural Dev’t), Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme
(CUSP)/ Strengthening Governance and Civil Society Programme will be
responsible for:
  • The support of civil society in the
    thematic area of rural development in close coordination with the line
    manager and the thematic coordinator for rural development in the PRUDEV
  • Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and
    Reporting of activities on district level in line with the mandate of the
    programme and the PRUDEV programme.
  • Representation of the programme together
    with the line manager in close cooperation with all relevant actors active
    in the field and the region.
Key Duties and
Strategic conceptual work:
  • Support a strategic alignment of the Hub
    together with the line management.
  • Establish partnerships with CSO
    organizations and CSO platforms working on rural development topics and
  • Tasked with mapping of existing CSOs and
    CSO platfoims on different perspectives in the rural development sectors
    at the district level.
  • Establish partnerships with governmental
    actors and advise in cooperation with the thematic advisors.
  • Create platforms and fora for exchange and
    initiate processes as well as mechanisms for consultation.
  • Closely cooperate with the thematic
    advisors in the rural development programme with regards to network in the
    sector, knowledge exchange and change projects.
  • Cooperate closely with the technical
    advisors in the decentralized Hubs in Gulu and Kampala as well as embedded
    advisors in networks on rural development topics.
  • Maintain close cooperation with all team
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement in
    policy dialogs.
  • Regular travel is required.
  • Ensure timely and smooth communication
    between programme partners and within the programme.
  • Support internal and external
    representation of the programme in coordination with the line management.
  • Provide input for communication material
    and develop ideas for communication materials.
Administration and Reporting:
  • Support programme activities, outputs and
  • Supportthe reporting according to EU
  • Provide timely input to M&E and
    reporting requirements.
  • Take over administrative tasks for a
    smooth implementation of the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a University
    Degree in a relevant field, preferably in Law, Political Science, Social
    Science, or Development Studies.
  • At least three years of professional
    experience in participation of civil society and/or the rural development
  • Professional experience in communication
    for development is an added value.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative
    research, data collection and data analysis.
  • Working experience with civil society
    organizations or governmental institutions.
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge
    of German is an added value.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to
    negotiate between different stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft
    Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Professional experience in results based
  • Self-drive, creativity, and
    problem-solving capacity are required.
  • Able to work independent, responsible and
    target oriented.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to:
Only those applications quoting a reference number (check beginning of this
advert) as the subject heading will be accepted.
Deadline: 8th April 2018
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