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Programme Partnership and Governance Officer

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The designated person shall support the strengthening and reform of appropriate institutional and governance systems that enable both best practice and best value to be applied at local level in a sustainable manner within the local capacity constraints and design and develop alternative local governance arrangements that follow best practice but that allow local (or community) level planning, budgeting and ownership whilst financial management, procurement and contract management services may be carried out by a different level of the government agencies. On day-to-day operation, he/she will perform the duties under direct supervision of and in close consultation with the National Programme Coordinator DINU, the PMU as well as in cooperation with the Technical Advisors of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.

Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed


  1. Assessing capacity and needs of key local and national stakeholders and partners involved in the local governance process in relation to the requirements of the DINU programme, objectives and components
  2. Providing technical support to local governments as required on local governance issues, including identification of interventions and translating them into fundable activities under DINU based on various implementation modalities, including Call-for-Proposals and grant mechanisms
  3. Developing and/or contributing to training materials, manuals and best practice guides on local governance processes;
  4. Support coordination and partnership building with private sector, government, media and Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) to encourage public participation and citizen engagement in decision making, planning, implementation and monitoring of local government policies and programs, particularly those concerned with service delivery;
  5. Support the process of providing capacity development and technical assistance to key local implementing partners implementing governance related activities under DINU;
  6. Propose and oversee other administrative and logistical aspects related to capacity development and advocacy activities;
  7. Contribute to program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting, including activity/work plan development related to the governance components of DINU
  8. Support in the preparation of key documents for various PMU and Project Steering Committee meetings etc.
  9. Assist in the organization of key DINU-events (i.e. training seminars, workshops, conferences etc.) and partnership meetings related to the governance components and activities under DINU, including preparing draft programme, list of participations, handouts and materials /presentations etc.
  10. Liaise and network with development partners, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community in fora where governance issues are discussed;
  11. Provide coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and launch of the Callfor- Proposals relating to governance interventions and their implementation/operational guidance at the district and community levels;
  12. Support to the design and implementation of technical and organizational capacity and partnership building activities targeted at increasing the capacity of local CSO’s to demand better local government transparency and service delivery.
  13. Promote methods and approaches of leveraging and strengthening Village Development Committees (VDCs) and District Development Committees (DDCs) in planning, oversight and communication with citizens;
  14. Provide technical inputs to the coordination and partnering of the governance programmes and components implemented in the beneficiary districts by DINU PMU and implementing partners and support DINU in its engagements with the local governments and officials where required;
  15. Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the National Programme Coordinator.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Partnerships; Programme management; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Office of the Prime Minister- Uganda

GovernmentalCompany size: 500-1000 people

Article 108 A of the Constitution mandates the Prime Minister to: (i) Be the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and be responsible for coordination and implementation of Government Policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. (ii) Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him or her by the President or as may be conferred on him or her by the Constitution or by law.

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