Jobs at Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation in Uganda


Job Title: Specialist/Program Officer, Kampala
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2012

About ICCO & Kerk in Actie ICCO is a faith-based Dutch organization for international development cooperation. Kerk in Actie works on behalf of the Protestant Church and local congregations in The Netherlands. Their passion is to end poverty and injustice in service of a full and dignified life for all. In a spirit of equality, co-responsibility and respect for diversity, the organization seeks to cooperate on the basis of shared values and principles. Their core values are justice, compassion and stewardship. ICCO and Kerk in Actie have integrated their international work. They facilitate financial advice, lobby, and brokerage services to local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, churches and networks that work for sustainable economic development, enhancing democracy and peace, food security and climate mitigation. ICCO and Kerk in Actie bring together enterprising people. They work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in partnerships with civil society organizations, including development organizations, companies and knowledge institutions. In this way they seek to help people to be(come) economically independent. ICCO and Kerk in Actie have seven regional offices and several country offices spread around the world. The Global Office is based The Netherlands. We collaborate in alliances with several partners in The Netherlands (ICCO Alliantie), Europe and worldwide (ACT Alliance). The Central and Eastern Africa region has a regional office in Kampala, Uganda and sub offices in South Sudan, Juba and Eastern DRC, Bukavu. The Central and East Africa Region has programs running in eight countries including; Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.

Mission Talent has been tasked by ICCO Uganda with providing an exclusive search for the position of a Specialist/Programme Officer: Conflict Transformation and Democratisation.

Objective of the Job The job objective is to contribute to regional development processes by facilitating multi-actor, multi-level program and support strategic relations and alliances within the framework of ICCO Alliance Strategic Plan.

Responsibility The CT & D Program Officer and Specialist is responsible for the relation between ICCO and partners/programme coalitions and other alliances in the region. As a Specialist, s/he will be responsible for providing advice to other Program Officers in CT & D program development and CT & D main streaming in all programs.

Tasks As Program Officer CT & D

    Identifying and facilitating of partner organisations, programs and program coalitions by applying the 4 ICCO strategic roles in the programmatic approach: strategic financing, lobby, advocacy, capacity building and brokerage;
    Assessing of program and project proposals and institutions; preparing of funding decisions;
    Monitoring and evaluation of ongoing contracts between ICCO/Kerk in Actie and local partner organisations;
    Facilitating of capacity building, advocacy and necessary expert knowledge in the programmes;
    Contributing to learning, exchange and knowledge-sharing;
    Contributing to policy development and contribute to the development of the (regional) annual plans;
    Contributing to communication regarding activities and policies of ICCO & Kerk in Actie and partners in North and South;
    Contributing to applications for funding by other sources;
    Coordinating with other relevant alliances in the region (members of Northern alliance, APRODEV, ACT, others.) As CT & D Specialist for the region
    Support to program development for CT & D within the region;
    Advising CT & D Program Officers on:
    Strategies for the approach to Conflict Transformation including empowerment of target groups to contribute to processes of Conflict Transformation at the local level and/or contribute to policy making;
    Strategies for democratization in particular participation at local level and accountability;
    The use of programmatic approach in the area of CT&D.
    Advising Program Officers in other thematic areas on:
    Applying CT&D to other thematic programs, such as Fair Economic Development and Food and Nutrition Security;
    Possibly provide advisory services to other regional offices in the area of CT & D and program development;
    Advising on Lobby and advocacy in the area of CT & D in the region. Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    Requirements
    Substantial knowledge and experience in approaches to conflict transformation;
    Considerable knowledge and experience in democratisation;
    Knowledge and experience in stimulating program development in the area of CT & D;
    Experience in assessing proposals and monitoring and evaluation of programs by partner organisations or program coalitions;
    Demonstrated advisory skills;
    Excellent language skills in English and French;
    Experience in fundraising and proposal writing;
    Knowledge of development issues and cooperation;
    Basic knowledge of financial aspects on funding organizations;

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted to Ketso Mpesela via email to applications@missiontalent.com stating ICCO-CTD-Uganda/+your surname in the subject line.

Kindly follow these guidelines:
Attach your CV (in English) and a covering letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role; Draft your CV and Covering Letter in a WORD formatted documents (not PDF or RTF); Please do not add any additional documentation in your initial application; Your subject line must state ICCO-CTD-Uganda/'your surname'

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by Mission Talent for follow-up.


Deadline: 31st Oct 2012


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