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Development Worker

Job Title:   Development Worker (m/f/d) “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society” Uganda   

Organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

According to its Vision 2040, Uganda wants to develop into a middle-income country in the coming years. To achieve this, the country needs to overcome several challenges that are hampering its socio-economic development. The “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda” programme aims at supporting relevant state and non-state actors to better fulfil their roles regarding accountability, principles of good governance and human rights. The “Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme” which is co-funded by the EU is part of the Governance programme and strengthens the capacity of civil society in Uganda and focuses on three intervention areas: 1) promoting regulatory and operational frameworks for civil society organizations, 2) strengthening the meaningful and structured participation of civil society in inclusive subnational/ national policy development processes, and 3) improving the responsiveness, sustainability, and resilience of civil society organizations. The programme pays particular attention to the human rights-based approach (including gender, youth and inclusion of persons with disabilities) as well as digitalization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strengthening the thematic and methodological expertise of civil society organizations with a focus on gender inclusive governance, participatory processes and leaving no one behind
  • Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations in areas such as accountability, management/leadership skills, cooperation, and networking through tailored interventions at organizational and individual level and considering different needs and priorities
  • Supporting civil society organizations in the effective use of participatory processes/methods including digital formats
  • Supporting civil society organizations in gathering evidence-based advocacy on the implementation of the National Development Plan, as well as a human rights-based approach to the Parish Development Model

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in social or political sciences or another relevant field
  • First professional experience in organizational development and working with civil society organizations
  • Proven advisory skills and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Practical working experience in developing countries, experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is an asset
  • Working proficiency in English

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join GIZ should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 12th September 2023


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