The New York Declaration mandated UNHCR to develop, initiate, through a multi- stakeholder approach, a comprehensive refugee response that protects and promotes the rights of refugees as enshrined in international law, whilst easing the pressure on the
countries of asylum.
In Uganda, given its long history of providing asylum, a comprehensive response is already being pursued under the leadership of Government and UNHCR, and the country is applying many of the principles set out in Annex I of the New York Declaration.
To facilitate strengthening of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Uganda, a Secretariat with a core mandate of Multi- Stakeholder Engagement and Management, was established as a technical body to support coordinated planning, programming and resourcing across all the pillars.
Applications are therefore invited from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill the under listed vacant positions available at the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister.
POST : Engagement Officer
DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT: 1 Year
SALARY SCALE : Project Scale
JOB REFERENCE NO : CRRFS/001/2023
REPORTS TO : Senior Development Economist
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND WORKING EXPERIENCE
The Engagement Officer will have the following;
i. Minimum Qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in Public relations, Communication, Social Sciences, Social Works and Social Administration, Development Studies or any other related field from a recognized University.
ii. Experience of at least three years’ experience in Communication, public relations, networking and Engagement in corporate or Non-Government Organizations.
Experience in Uganda’s Refugee operations is an added advantage but not a requirement
The Engagement Officer will be a Team player committed to effectively contribute to the CRRF Secretariat Core purpose, CRRF Strategic Direction (2021-2025), CRRF National Plan of Action,
CRRF Steering Group mandate and other related policies by supporting stakeholder Engagement, networking and partnerships.
In accordance with the CRRFS objectives, the Engagement Officer shall;
i. Undertake mapping of CRRF Actors,
ii. In collaboration with the communications / Outreach Advisor, Develop, update and implement a CRRF stakeholder Engagement Strategy and draw the requisite partnership
iii. Advise on the needed Improvement on the existing networking and partnership arrangements for a stronger cohesive multi- stakeholder engagement and management process,
iv. Build, support, and sustain a positive and productive relationship with Stakeholders
v. Regular updating of stakeholder’s contact information.
vi. Support Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Refugee Hosting Districts in the implementation of Sector Refugee Response Plans
vii. Any other duties as tasked by higher authorities
i. Strong interpersonal skills
ii. A team player with the ability to bridge new partnerships,
iii. Good Communication skills in writing and public speaking
iv. Ability to visualize the big picture of the CRRF Secretariat
v. Creativity in developing programs and methods for engagement
vi. Relevant Computer Skills (email, Microsoft Office, Excel etc)
Handwritten application letters be addressed to the Permanent Secretary Office of the Prime Minister, P.O. Box 341, KAMPALA.
All application letters should include personal contact addresses (phone contacts, e-mail addresses), Copies of all required academic documents, record of required work experience, a copy of the National Identity Card, a recent passport photograph of the applicant and indicate three referees.
The applicant should be a person of high moral character and integrity.
All applicants must quote the Reference Number of the post advertised, indicate the reference number on the top left hand side corner of the application letter and envelop, seal it and submit the application letter to the following physical addresses;
Human Resource Division Office -—Kampala, Level 3, Office of the Prime Minister Head Office
Closing date for receiving applications will be on the 10th February, 2023 at 5.00 pm.
Applicants should access the details of each post including person and job specifications from the OPM Website at www.opm.go.ug or OPM Headquarters First Floor Notice Board.
All services in relation to this recruitment are free of charge and equal opportunity is given to all qualified applicants.