Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Decentralization Strengthening Specialist candidates for a USAID-funded programme in Uganda. Candidates must be Ugandan Nationals currently living in Uganda.
The Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) Programme will improve the results and sustainability of decentralized service delivery, with initial emphasis on health and HIV/AIDS services, at Local Government levels in Uganda through: (1) improving coordination among all USAID supported partners at the district level, (2) strengthening the capacity of districts and sub-counties to plan, budget, implement/coordinate, monitor and evaluate decentralized services, (3) provision of grants to districts to complement resources needed for effective and efficient management of programs and services, and (4) facilitating strategic innovations to improve district leadership and sustainable financing of health, HIV/AIDS and other social sector services.
The Specialist serves as a technical advisor on all technical assistance provided to districts related to management and governance. The Specialist ensures quality control of technical assistance provided by Regional Offices and issues guidance to Regional Decentralization Managers and Specialists. The Specialist will take a lead role in managing process of adapting District Resource Management Reference Manuals and developing new ones and will maintain a library of lessons learned and relevant tools available from the in-country partners as well as tools used in other countries. Specific Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the DS Director, serve as the liaison between regional Decentralization Strengthening (DS) Team and Kampala based team
Manage the overall TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE quality control program, ensuring all technical assistance provided aligns with SDS objectives and providing guidance to regional DS specialists to monitor quality of TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE provided to districts
Manage the day to day responsibilities required to support the integration of the national level IPs technical assistance activities with SDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Strategy and Plan
Manage the overall process of adapting the existing District Resource Management Reference Manual (DRMRM) and developing new ones as in relevant technical areas
Coordinate and at times develop training and staff development programs to ensure SDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Strategy Objectives can be carried out by SDS staff at the central and regional level
Coordinate and maintain a central office library of lessons learned from regional /district technical assistance
Provide input to all reports and work plans as required by the DS Team Leader
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree 7+ years of experience in public administration, finance, organizational development and community development Experience strengthening decentralization for promotion improvements in local government governance, management and system strengthening
Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE in at least two of the following areas: coordination, planning, budgeting, human resource management, leadership & governance, financial management & procurement
Experience in staff development modalities, training assessments and developing training manuals Knowledge of best practices and lessons learned in local governance and service delivery Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in English Special Instructions
Please send CVs to Recruitment.Health@CardnoEM.com with "Uganda SDS DS Specialist" in the subject line for prompt consideration.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2011