Project Officer-Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme Non-profit Careers – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
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.
About BMM Project:
The Better Migration
Management (BMM) programme is a cooperation between the European Commission and
the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It
is financed by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa (Horn
of Africa Window). The programme is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft
for Internationale Zusammenartieit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with six other
European and International agencies and based on a comprehensive and holistic
approach towards migration management. The overall objective is to improve
migration management in the region, and in particular to address the
trafficking in Humans (ToH) and the Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) within and from
the Horn of Africa. Three regional offices ensure the timely and coordinated
implementation in the region. They are located in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa),
‘Sudan (Khartoum) and Kenya (Nairobi). The programme is steered and coordinated
through its HQ office in Belgium (Brussels)
Job Summary:  The Project Officer-Better Migration
Management (BMM) Programme will  support
a newly established national office in Uganda (Kampala) GIZ BMM and should be a
national expert with experience in project management, monitoring and
evaluation and protection, as well as with strong implementation skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implementing BMM project activities to
    build capacity in migration management and protection mechanisms for
    victims of human trafficking and vulnerable migrants in Uganda ‘
  • Building and maintaining relationships
    with Ugandan partners in government and civil society and with BMM
    implementing partners (IOM. UNODC)
  • Facilitating cooperation and
    coordination of programme stakeholders relevant to activities in Uganda
  • Maintaining a good flow of communication and
    information between all involved institutions and counterparts and BMM HQ
Management and
  • Plans, coordinate, implements and
    monitors project activities and other task required for implementing
    programme components, with guidance of the BMM HQ
  • Responsible for documenting training
    events, workshops, forums, meetings and other project activities with the
    partner institution
  • Responsible for preparing budgets and
    monitoring expenses for project activities in accordance with the
    prevailing provisions Assists the project with administrational and
    management issues
  • Regularly consults with BMM HQ
  • Helps identify the needs of partner
    government institutions and NGOs
  • Participates in formulating project
    action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system
  • Contributes knowledge, ideas, feedback
    and lessons learned to the programme team for continuous teaming,
    improvement and innovation.
Communication and
  • Develops and maintains contact with all
    important stakeholders
  • Provides technical assistance to local
    and international experts
  • Ensures knowledge management by
    collecting, processing and distributing relevant information, monitors
    communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs and
    civil society through analyses oi the media, direct dialogue,
    participation in meetings and seminars etc.
  • Promotes and represents the programme,
    its activities and the organization in relevant for a
duties/additional tasks
  • The Project Officer Performs other duties
    and tasks at the request of management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the GIZ Project
    Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a
    relevant discipline such as social or political sciences, law,
    international relations or similar discipline
  • At least five years of relevant
    professional experience
  • GIZ experience is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and
    managing activities, events and projects
  • Demonstrated strong communication and
    report writing skills
  • Experience coordinating multiple
  • Knowledge of migration, border
    management and/or protection issues in the Horn of Africa is a distinct
  • Good working knowledge of ITC
    technologies (related software. phone, email, the Internet) and computer
    applications (erg. MS Office)
  • Willingness to travel (abroad) regularly
    and for extended periods
  • Fluency in English is a must; knowledge
    of German is an added advantage
  • Willingness to up skill as required by
    the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with
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: Please note: Only those
applications with the subject heading “Project Officer-BMM” will be accepted.
Application and CV should be in one document.
Deadline: 21st June 2018
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