Technical Advisor – Gender & Youth, CUSP, Governance and Civil Society Programme Employment Placement – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Component CUSP Kampala
About US:
The German Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the
Gesellschaft fϋr 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). CUSP
focuses on: (1) creating an enabling environment, (2) foster political
participation and (3) capacity building for civil society organizations (CSO).
CUSP will follow a specific approach utilising the experience already made at
the level of certain GIZ sector support and development programmes as well of
the EU National Indicative Programme (NIP).
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor – Gender & Youth,
CUSP, Governance and Civil Society Programme 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 a strategic alignment of the components to gender equality
    as a cross-cutting issue.
  • Support development of gender focussed organisations and women’s
  • Support institutional capacity development together with other team
  • Advise and support a leadership programme for youth and women
  • Advise on strengthening CSO engagement with regards to gender and
    youth in different sectors (governance, water, energy and agriculture
    sectors) on national and district level.
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming within the CUSP team and cooperate with
    the GIZ advisor for HIV and gender mainstreaming in the country office
  • 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 Science, Development Studies,
    Gender Studies.
  • Three years of professional experience in gender and youth within
    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 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 independent, responsible and target oriented.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates are invited to send their applications enclosing curriculum vitae,
academic and professional certificates along with the names and contacts of three
referees. Applications should be sent by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail
to The Director Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th
Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 0393
265028/9, 0414-231204/6; Email:
(Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the
subject line of the email).
Deadline:  12th
October 2018 by 5.00pm
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