Project Officer – Gender and Equity Budgeting Jobs – Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJPC)

Job Title:    Project Officer –
Gender and Equity Budgeting

Organisation: Uganda
Joint Christian Council (UJPC)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Programme Officer Gender

About US:

Uganda Joint Christian
Council is a faith based ecumenical organization that was established in 1963
and registered as a trustee under the trustees’ incorporation Act. Its current
membership comprises the church of Uganda, the Roman Catholic Church and the
Uganda Orthodox Church, which together constitute about 78% of Uganda’s
population. UJCC was established after Uganda’s independence in 1962 at a time
when the country was undergoing a transition politically, economically and
socially. Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) is an associate and affiliated
to All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and the World Council of Churches
(WCC).

About Project:

With funding DGF,
UJCC is supporting two Local Governments in Lango Region (Lira and Amolatar
Districts) in strengthening their capacity develop and implement Gender and
Equity responsive plans and budgets in line with the Public Finance Management
Act (2015) and to ensure that government laws, policies and regulations are
implemented effectively in the local governments.

Job Summary:   The Project Officer – Gender and Equity
Budgeting will support the districts on gender mainstreaming in Public
Financial Management. S/he will also support the review of the district
development plans and budgets to ensure that they are gender and equity
responsive. The Project Officer – Gender and Equity Budgeting will also work
closely with the external consultants hired to review and develop district
development plans. S/he shall support initiatives to develop capacity of
district and sub county staff to interpret and implement the key provisions of
Public Finance Management Act.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Gender
mainstreaming in district and sub county plans and budgets

  • Coordinate the development and implement training materials and
    programmes on gender- responsive budgeting by linking with the PFMA
  • Develop capacity of local government departments on
    gender-responsive budgeting linked with the Public Finance Management Act
    by using the gender sensitive budgeting materials and manuals to help
    staff to apply principles and concepts of gender responsive monitoring,
    planning and budgeting
  • Provide ongoing support to selected districts and sub counties to
    conduct results-based sector budget review and integrate the analysis in
    the budget review and planning process.
  • Support Uganda Joint Christian Council in review and development of
    relevant guidelines for gender responsive programming.

Capacity
development

  • Identify and develop capacity of local government gender staff on
    gender responsive budgeting linking with the PFM.
  • Work with external consultants to provide guidance to local
    government departments to conduct gender analysis within respective
    departments.
  • Coach and mentor district and sub county staff on gender analysis
    and budgeting, integration of gender issues in policies and plans, and on
    monitoring progress.

Documentation and
knowledge management

  • Document the process of consultation and participation with
    Technical Planning Committees of local governments, Ministries and
    Agencies.
  • Coordinate development of gender budget knowledge products.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing, guidance and promote exchange of
    skills.          

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Public Administration and
    Management, Economics, Finance or Development and Gender Studies
  • A minimum of five years of professional experiences in gender
    sensitive budgeting
  • Good understanding and relevant working experiences on public
    finance management reforms in Uganda.
  • Experience in social science qualitative and quantitative research
    and resource mobilization.
  • Experiences in providing quality advices and capacity development
    for government institutions
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • Fluency in English    

Competencies

Knowledge
Management and Learning

  • Ability to generate timely and results based reports
  • Actively work towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning
    plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to policy
    development and monitoring, gender and statistics, training, advocacy and
    capacity development
  • Sound knowledge of local government structures and regulation
  • Sound knowledge of local government planning and budgeting processes

Leadership and
Self-Management

  • Focuses on result and responds responsively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive,
    constructive attitude
  • Remains calms, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Good team player and willing to take on additional responsibilities        

How to Apply:

All candidates are
strongly encouraged to hand deliver their 
applications to Uganda Joint Christian Council Secretariat Office at
Plot 1554, Block 15 Gogonya Bypass – Nsambya, P.O Box 30154, Kampala,
Telephone: +256-414-580-088. Applications should be addressed to the Executive
Secretary, Uganda Joint Christian Council.

Deadline: 11th July 2019 by 5:00 PM

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