Call for Resumes - Uganda

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 15 January 2021
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Closing on 14 February 2021

Job Description

DAI is an employee-owned international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Uganda Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability (SSPA) Activity

Accountability and Anti-Corruption Advisor/Component Lead – Location Uganda

Background: DAI seeks qualified candidates for a recently released USAID (in cooperation with UKAID)-funded activity to: improve the government of Uganda’s responsiveness to citizens, service delivery, and stewardship of resources through strengthened accountability, deepened public participation and oversight, and reduced corruption in Uganda’s public service sectors. SSPA will strengthen public sector leadership and accountability for results in targeted sectors, support citizen and civil society engagement on corruption, and support the rewards and sanctions standards under the Ministry of Public Service, norms, and behaviors that enable the abuse of public office for private gain. The projected start date of the program is April 2021 and employment is contingent upon award and decisions of the prime contractor.

The three main objectives of the SSPA Activity are:

Objective 1: Increased citizen voice, coalition building, and public engagement with government to reduce corruption and increase accountability

Objective 2: Strengthened local government and municipality systems and practices for improved public accountability

Objective 3: Improved key systems, practices, standards, and norms of target national anti-corruption and accountability institutions.

Cross-cutting


Responsibilities:

§ Strengthen the accountability role of the following potential actors: the Inspectorate of Government (IG), the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), the Public Procurement and Disposal Authority (PPDA), and the Parliament Public Accounts Committees (PACs) in coordination with other state bodies. Internal staff performance management, planning, budgeting, financial management, and monitoring for accountability are all crucial, underlying institutional capacities to consider.

§ Support strengthening of public administrative standards and sanctions within the Ministry of Public Service (MoPS) and/or various service commissions, along with mechanisms such as whistleblowing in the context of civil service.

§ Potentially, support institutions with the role of investigation and prosecution of corruption, including the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and the judiciary.

§ Participate in Problem-Driven Iterative Analysis (PDIA) to select stakeholders, entry-points and priority activities in close consultation with the government

§ Lead Objective 3 inputs while working closely with other program objectives, including demand-side advocacy efforts and local level service delivery improvements to ensure mutually reinforcing efforts or coalitions around key themes or activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree or higher in political science, law, international studies, economics or a related field.

· Substantial technical expertise and successful track record in advising government officials on transparency and accountability systems and processes at the national level (and with their deconcentrated entities at subnational level).

· Technical understanding in at least one or more the following areas highly preferred: strengthening public administration to prevent, mitigate or sanction corruption within the public service; the role of accountability systems – such as through state auditing and inspectorate services – in reducing opportunities for corruption; and/or the role of judicial institutions in deterring or prosecuting corruption.

· At least five (5) years of experience as a Program Director, Team Leader, Senior Technical Advisor or equivalent leadership position in the implementation of USAID, UK or other international donor projects.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively, responsively, and collaboratively with government counterparts, including one or more of the following: public/civil service ministries, commissions or directorates; inspectorate entities; audit authorities; procurement authorities; and parliament oversight committees.

· Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a wide range of diverse staff and stakeholders

· Strong communication skills – both written and oral – in English required

· Knowledge of Problem-Driven Iterative Analysis approaches or related, including Thinking and Working Politically and/or applied Political Economy Analysis.

Qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter to recruitment_UgandaSSPA@dai.com or via the DAI website. Only short-listed candidates will receive notice requesting additional information.

About the Organization

DAI delivers development. We do it in many of the world's most demanding environments, by integrating a broad range of disciplines. Over 40 years, our employee owners have built a forward-looking company — one that combines innovative thinking, deep technical knowledge, and professional project management. We approach our work with passion, analytical rigor, and open minds. By freely sharing what we learn, we have built a reputation as thought leaders who translate good ideas into action and action into results. Our global team of 1,500 development professionals welcomes each opportunity to solve a new problem, no matter how difficult. That's how DAI has earned the trust of the clients, partners, and people who work alongside us all over the world. DAI Advancing Human Prosperity SM

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