CARE INTERNATIONAL IN UGANDA
CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the centre of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for 50 years and in 2019/2020, we improved the lives of 2.6 million people (60% women). Our goal for the next five years is to reach ten million people, through our gender transformative, resilience building, and lifesaving programs. CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to fill up the position of:
The project Liaison Officer (PLO) is a member of the project team and is responsible for ensuring effective coordination and communications across the project. The PLO will be required to understand the project needs, plans and stakeholders well, be good at organizing, coordination, collaboration and communications. The PLO will ensure effective liaison with government of Uganda (GOU) partners and stakeholders, coordinate and follow up actions from project meetings, workshops and conferences and ensure proper communications and visibility for the project. This PLO will support the project team to ensure proper engagement of the media, and in policy and advocacy and to ensure that critical project events and visits are properly managed.
Candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email:(email@example.com) clearly indicating the Job title in the email subject. The deadline for submitting CVs is 4th November, 2020. For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150.
|CARE INTERNATIONAL IN UGANDA JOB DESCRIPTION|
|Job Position Title||Project Liaison Officer|
|Job Grade and Step||TBD|
|Program/Project||WEE/GATES-funded WECs Facility|
|Duty Station/travel time||Kampala with frequent field travels|
|Immediate Supervisor||GATES Project Manager|
|Status of JD||X||New||Revised||No Change|
|Date submitted to HR||October 2020|
|Name of Job Holder|
|Date of Hire|
CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to defending the dignity of people. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the centre of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for over 50 years, and in 2019/2020, CARE improved lives of 2.6 million people (62% women). Our ambition for the next five years is to reach 10 million people, through our life-saving, resilience building and gender transformative programs. CARE Uganda current portfolio is approximately $8 million annually, funded through a combination of institutional donors like the European Union, ECHO, DANIDA, ADA, UN Agencies like UNFPPA and UNWOMEN, foundations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and private donations. CARE Uganda’s new business plan (2021-2025) aims to grow the annual portfolio to approximately $10-12 million, reaching 10 million people by 2025. The portfolio will focus on Livelihoods, Climate Resilience, GBV, SRH and Emergency. In addition to gender equality, resilience and inclusive governance which is the core of CARE programming, the new business plan pays attention to disaster preparedness, urban programming, and humanitarian-development nexus.
CARE International in Uganda with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is launching a new initiative to “Test and Build Women Empowerment Collectives (WECs) in Uganda”. The primary outcome of the initiative is to support strategic policy, regulatory and programmatic initiatives that will advance government buy-in to drive the scale up of a WECs agenda in Uganda. Through this initiative, CARE will identify and strengthen key entry points in the policy and programming space that the GoU can leverage to build momentum around scaling WECs in Uganda. To do this, CARE is partnering with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) and Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The initiative will contribute to policy and enabling environment, and management execution capacity levers by driving forward the following key areas: enhancing nonprudential supervision of Self Help Groups (SHGs) through UMRA Registration Guidelines, development of a comprehensive SHGs policy framework, and transforming large scale livelihood platforms into a comprehensive WECs platform through research and evidence based documentation. In addition, this program will support research and generation of robust evidence in order to provide clarity on all the WECs across the country and a baseline for governments future WECs programming.
To achieve this overarching goal, this initiative will advance five specific objectives:
The Program Liaison Officer (PLO) is a member of the program team and is responsible for ensuring effective coordination and communications across the program. this will require the PLO to understand the program needs, plans and stakeholders well. It will also require the PLO to be good at organising, coordination, collaboration and communications. The PLO will ensure effective liaison with government of Uganda (GOU) partners and stakeholders, coordinate and follow up actions from program meetings, workshops and conferences and ensure proper communications and visibility for the program. This PLO will support the program team to ensure proper media engagement and engagement in policy and advocacy and to ensure that critical program events and visits are properly managed.
The PLO is responsible for ensuring effective liaison with GOU partners in this program including Uganda
Microfinance Regulatory Authority’s (UMRA), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
(MoFPED) Self-Help Group (SHG), PROFIRA and Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP), as well as other relevant GOU stakeholders who are not direct partners in this program. This will require the PLO to properly understand how the GOU works, the protocols and standard operating procedures. It will also require the PLO to be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with these relevant GOU partners and stakeholders to allow for smooth liaison throughout the life of the program.
Responsibility #2: Coordination & Follow Actions of Meetings, Workshops, Conferences (25%).
The PLO is responsible for ensuring proper coordination and follow up of actions from key program meetings (including steering committee (SC) and project management unit (PMU) meetings), workshops and conferences. This will require the PLO to have basic understanding of the program and its different aspects in order to be able to conceptualize, understand and steer the coordination of different meetings, workshops and conferences. This will require the PLO to be conversant with organising and facilitating meetings, including virtual meetings as has become the new normal given the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. It will also require the PLO to be able to meticulously, courteously and yet firmly follow through the actions from these meetings, workshops and conferences with different partners and stakeholders to ensure that all actions and implemented within agreed timescales.
The PLO is responsible for ensuring robust communications and visibility for the program, ensuring that program communications and visibility plan is in place and communications and visibility materials are of high quality and meeting the donor, GOU and CARE rules and regulations for communications. This will require the PLO to be conversant with communications and visibility guidelines of GOU, donor and CARE. It will also require the PLO to be conversant with various communications and visibility tools and technology including digital tools and ICT. The PLO is responsible for media engagement to ensure that the media of appropriately engaged in the communications and visibility of the program, and this will include mainstream and social media. This will require the PLO to establish appropriate media engagement strategies and to be conversant with social engagement strategies, rules and regulations.
The PLO will support the program team in advocacy and policy engagement, by constantly researching and exploring strategic opportunities and bringing to the attention of the program manager and advisors. This will require the PLO to understand the context of women empowerment and financial inclusion in Uganda as a way to know where to search for the opportunities. The PLO will support the program team to prepare and engage in various advocacy and policy technical working groups, platforms and alliances. The PLO will support the program team to follow through the engagements, discussions and consultations related to advocacy and policy engagement to ensure meaningful engagement of the program in relevant advocacy and policy engagement opportunities.
The PLO is responsible for managing high level program logistics, field visits and visitors to ensure effective use of program resources including time, money and expertise. This will require the PLO to maintain a calendar of critical program events and visitors and a standing log of critical program procurements and to ensure that the program team are updated on progress and obstacles that they need to unblock. The PLO will ensure that the critical logistics required for program field visits and visitors are properly organised and effectively delivered with zero delays and waste.
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