Technical Advisor – Accountability Mechanism CUSP Program Jobs – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Component
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 BMZ CUSP Programme:
The German Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme
“Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co funded by the
European Union. The main objective of the programme is that selected state and
civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the
compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency,
accountability, efficient and effective management and political participation)
in their respective areas of responsibility. Structurally, the programme
focuses on 3 main areas: 1) Strengthening External Audit 2) Strengthening Human
Rights and 3) Strengthening Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP).
The third area is substantially co-funded by the European Union (EU).
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor on Accountability
Mechanism (CUSP) will be responsible for:
  • Advancement of a Quality Assurance Mechanism for CSOs
  • Promoting the social accountability tools for CSOs.
Job Summary: The
Technical Advisor on Gender and Youth will be responsible for;
  • Mainstreaming of Gender in all projects of CUSP and within the CUSP
  • Promoting needs of women, youth and minorities in all three
  • Advancement of a mentoring programme for women and youth
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
conceptual work:
  • Support the assessment, the development, introduction and
    dissemination for social accountability tools (e.g. QuAM),
  • Support institutional capacity development to network platforms
    (e.g. DENIVA) together with other team members.
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement with regards to social
    accountability instruments in different sectors (governance, water, energy
    and agriculture sectors) at national and district level.
  • Support stakeholder conferences with government participation to
    share findings and develop action plans.
  • 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.
  • Close coordination within all relevant actors of the programme.
Administration and
  • Support programme activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • Support the reporting according to EU standards.
  • Good communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Contribute to M&E as well as reporting requirements.
  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in a relevant field,
    preferably in Law, Political Science, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • At least three years of professional experience in civil society.
  • Experience from governmental structures and their interaction with
    the civil society.
  • Experience from CSO networks and/or formal/informal participation
    processes is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and to multi task/fast-track
  • High level of integrity, honesty and professionalism.
  • Analytical, judgmental and effective listening skills.
  • Supervisory, coaching, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data collection
    and data analysis.
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German is an added
  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different
    stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and
  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem-solving capacity are required.
  • Able to work independently, 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: Please note: Only those
applications with the subject heading “TA – Accountability Mechanism, CUSP,
Governance and Civil Society Programme” will be accepted. Application and CV
should be in one document.
Deadline: 14th June 2018
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