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Facilitator, National Engagement Strategy (NES) Uganda – Land and equity movement in Uganda

POST: Facilitator, National Engagement Strategy (NES) Uganda

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, LEMU

LOCATION: Kampala

JOB PURPOSE: To be the focal person coordinating the general implementation of the National Engagement Strategy (NES) in Uganda. To coordinate between the NES institutional frameworks including the NES Host, the Steering Committee, the Thematic Groups, and the National Land Forum.

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The National Engagement strategy in Uganda (NES Uganda) brings together various
local and international organisations, private sector and research institutions working on
land and natural resource governance in the country. The platform is hosted by Land
and Equity Movement Uganda (LEMU) and coordinated by a steering committee. This
strategy has been developed by platform members to guide championing of land reforms
in the country. The goal of the strategy is to promote people centred land governance
through policy and practice change in adherence to Uganda’s Vision 2040. The strategy
seeks to strengthen multi stakeholder platform for engagements in championing laws
and policy formulation and implementation that promote people centred land
governance.

THE ROLE AND TASKS OF THE NES FACILITATOR

The NES facilitator has two main responsibilities:

1. Facilitating the work of NES/MSP platform and enhancing it, specific tasks
include:

• Support the governance of the Platform and facilitate compliance with international
benchmarks

• Overseeing and coordinating the institutional life of the platform including through the
organisation of and reporting on platform and other NES-related meetings;

• Ensuring proper communication flow and knowledge sharing within the platform (e.g.
mailing lists, e-bulletins, on-line repository for knowledge products, shared calendar
of events, etc.);

• Linking strategically with global and regional CBIs (Commitment Based Initiatives)
with impact in the facilitated NES country. Promote and support capacity building
activities for members of the platforms;

• Increasing the visibility of NES process and related initiatives and activities at
national level through proper communications strategy and means (e.g. NES/MSP
website, logo, etc.) so to increase its inclusiveness and political credibility;

• Facilitating civil society members’ dialogue with governmental institutions and private
sector where possible;

• Establishing new strategic alliances with potential partners from civil society,
intergovernmental organisations, government and public institutions and international
financial partners;

• Ensuring proper linkages with other national processes and initiatives on land so to
avoid overlaps and work on potential synergies; and

• Organise sharing and joint planning sessions with international ILC members (both
CSOs and IGOs) and Strategic Partners with a presence in the country.

2. Managing and coordinating the implementation of the annual NES action plan.

Specific tasks include:

• Facilitating the formulation of the annual NES framework and workplan, including
organising face to face meetings with all involved members and keeping such
meetings focused on joint interests;

• Ensuring a timely implementation of activities in line with yearly action plan timeline;

• Developing and implementing an M&E system –that is contributing to ILC’s system
and takes advantage of existing tools;

• Ensuring adequate quarterly reporting on NES activities to NES Steering Committee,
implementing partners and ILC Secretariat;

• Developing a sustainable financial model and supporting and coordinating
fundraising efforts by NES SC members, including liaising with potential donors
(among which ILC Strategic Partners) and drafting of proposals; and

• Taking care of administrative duties, including management of financial agreements,
and ensuring that all members have access to relevant administrative information.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The post holder will be a qualified Ugandan, with the following attributes:

• Education – A Bachelors degree in Law, Social Science or any relevant discipline
• At least 5 years of experience in the land sector in Uganda.
• Experience of coordination or facilitation of similar working mechanisms
• Three (3) years’ experience in development and management is also critical.
• Understanding of safeguarding and gender values and principles.
• Strong background in resource mobilization
• Good rapport with stakeholders including Governments and Donors
• Proven and Developed computer skills in work processing and spreadsheets.
• Integrity, honesty
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• One year, renewable if funds are available.
• The facilitator will be working part time 60% (about 3 days in a week)

APPLICATION PROCESS

All correspondence should be addressed to LEMU’S Executive Director, via e-mail
to info@land-in-uganda.org or hand delivered to our offices located on plot 4795,
off Ntinda Kiwatule Road, opposite Victorious Primary School. Applications will be considered until 27th November 2020. Applicants should submit an up to date
curriculum vitae (Maximum 3 pages), a cover letter and names/contacts of three referees.

Please DO NOT attach any academic papers. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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