Senior Technical Director NGO Job Careers – RTI International

Job Title:       Senior Technical Director

RTI International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:   Chief of Party

About US:

RTI International
has been working in Uganda since 1991 across governance, education, and health
sectors. RTI implemented the Governance, Accountability, Participation and
Performance (GAPP) Project (2012-2019) with joint funding from USAID and DFID,
and currently implements an extension to GAPP with funding from DFID. RTI
pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the
foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development.

Job Summary:  The Senior Technical Director will provide
primary support to the functions of the Chief of Party (COP) in supervising and
assuring the quality of technical activities, including management and
oversight of technical staff.  With the
COP, the Senior Technical Director will be responsible for ensuring that the
technical assistance provided under the project is strategic, coherent,
consistent and supports the achievement of project objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       In close collaboration with COP, provides
overall technical leadership and quality assurance for long- and short-term
technical assistance and activities necessary to achieve objectives, expected
results, and products expected under the Contract.

·       Develops and adapts technical strategies,
approaches, and activities to achieve objectives, and applies and
contextualizes global best practices and learning to the Ugandan setting.

·       Ensures SSPA technical objective activities
are integrated to strengthen SSPA partnerships, learning, value for money, and

·       Provides supervisory oversight to senior
technical staff and helps facilitate and coordinate their work with senior
government, civil society counterparts and other key stakeholders at national
and subnational levels.

·       Provides technical approval for grantee
scopes of work and supervises the staff member providing technical oversight of
the work undertaken by grantees and local subcontractors.

·       Supports COP and project staff with the
drafting and production of project materials, including the technical reports,
training materials, and communications/policy briefs as well as ensures
technical quality and relevance for SSPA stakeholders and clients.

·       Together with the COP and other Directors,
supervises the implementation of workplan activities under the Contract to
ensure that performance schedules are observed and outputs are completed
according to schedule.

·       Together with the COP, supports the
preparation of annual work plans and Activity Monitoring and Evaluation and
Learning Plans (AMELP), and champions collaborating, learning and adapting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
degree in public policy, governance and human rights, public administration,
economics, law or other related fields and 12 years of experience.

·       At least 8 years of progressive experience in
the implementation and management of international donor, including USAID- and
DFID, funded democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) programming.

·       Substantial knowledge and experience related to
strengthening accountability and anticorruption systems in Uganda.

·       Experience and expertise in a combination of
the following technical areas: civil society strengthening and network
building; and integrated governance for strengthening service delivery.

·       Technical understanding in Uganda in one or
more the following areas highly preferred: capacity development; leadership and
management; gender equity and social inclusion; youth participation; governance
and decentralisation; natural resource governance in refugee districts; and
wildlife crime related corruption.

·       Experience in providing technical assistance
to local partners, organizations and grantees.

·       Ability to work effectively, responsively,
and collaboratively with government counterparts such as GOU ministries and
anticorruption institutions, development and private sector partners, civil
society organizations, private sector and academic/research institutions. 

·       Excellent personnel and program management,
oral and written communication, and organizational skills.

·       Demonstrated commitment to working
collaboratively and respectfully within team and cross-cultural settings.

·       Senior management experience and in-depth
knowledge and familiarity with USAID and/or DFID rules and regulations and
reporting requirements considered desirable.

·       Professional proficiency in spoken and
written English is required.

How to Apply:

All Qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below

Click here

Deadline: 3rd April 2020

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