Development Worker (m/w/d) 'Strengthening Governance and Civil Society' in Uganda, Mbale

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Community & Social Services

NGO, NPO & Charity USh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

Support civil society organizations in the effective use of participatory processes/methods, including digital formats

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

  •  Job-ID: V000052008
  •  Location: Mbale
  •  Assignment period: 02/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
  •  Field: Governance
  •  Type of employment: full-time
  •  Application deadline: 11/06/2022

Job description

Within the next 30 years, Uganda wants to develop towards a middle-income country. To achieve this, it needs to overcome several bottlenecks that are hampering the country's socio-economic development and are being addressed in the program "Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda". The component on civil society is the "Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme" which is co-funded by the EU with and has the objective of strengthening the capacity of civil society in Uganda. In order to achieve the objectives, government and civil society actors at national and sub-national levels will be strengthened in their organisational capacities. This is done through three areas of action: 1) promoting regulatory and operational frameworks for civil society organizations, 2) strengthening the meaningful and structured participation of civil society in inclusive subnational and national policy development processes, and 3) improving the responsiveness, sustainability, and resilience of civil society organizations. Particular attention is paid to the implementation of the human rights-based approach and the cross-cutting issues of gender, youth, refugees, inclusion and digitalization.


Your tasks

  •  Support civil society organizations in the effective use of participatory processes/methods, including digital formats
  •  Strengthen the capacities of state actors such as district administrations and other subnational administrative structures (e.g. in terms of facilitation and moderation skills, methodology, and use of guidelines) to improve the quality of setting up and facilitating participatory processes for citizen inclusion and dialogue forums
  •  Support civil society organizations in monitoring the National Development Plan, as well as adherence to the human rights-based approach of the Parish Development Model
  •  Strengthen digital skills of civil society organizations and pilot innovative digital participation formats
  •  Support civil society organizations in using evidence-based tools (e.g. position papers) and in implementing and applying social accountability methodologies to generate evidence-based inputs in relevant consultation and participation processes and respective dialogue formats
  •  Strengthen the thematic and methodological expertise of civil society organizations, with a focus on gender inclusive governance, participation formats and LNOB, including digital competences and skills.
  •  Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations in areas such as accountability, management and leadership skills, cooperation, and networking, through tailored interventions at organizational and individual level and taking into account different needs and priorities.
  •  Advising and strengthen civil society organizations in resource mobilization, including philanthropic approaches, social entrepreneurship, and other innovative sustainable approaches.

Your profile

  •  Master/Diploma level degree in social or political sciences, or a comparable education degree, or particularly strong practical experience in the civil society sector.
  •  At least two years of professional experience in organizational development and political participation.
  •  Confident personality with a high level of frustration tolerance, and flexibility and experience in working in intercultural teams.
  •  Pro-active communication style to stay in regular exchange with colleagues in other (remote) locations.
  •  Practical working experience in developing countries, especially in Southern Africa.
  •  High inter- and socio-cultural sensitivity.
  •  Fluent in English speaking and writing.
  •  Class B driver's license.

Location information

You will be working with a variety of partner organizations and therefore be based at the Hub office in Mbale (Eastern Uganda) and not embedded/attached to a selected partner organization. Thus, there is no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with any specific organization. The climate in Mbale: Tropical weather, wet or dry depending on the season. Items of daily needs are available in Mbale or in the capital Kampala. Medical care is available, but on international level it is limited, even in the capital. Mbale has different schools and kindergardens - international schools are only available in Kampala.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.


Notes

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.


For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact us at: map@giz.de

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.


Our benefits

  •  We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.
  •  Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.
  •  Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.
  •  As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.
  •  As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).
  •  To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany.
  •  We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid.
  •  We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top.
  •  You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.

To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany. As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance). Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network. We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid. You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks. We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners. Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course. We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top. As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.


About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation.



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