The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co-funded by the European Union. The main objective of the programme is that selected state and civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the compliance with human rights and governance principles in their respective areas of responsibility. Structurally, the programme focuses on 3 main components: 1) Strengthening External Audit 2) Strengthening Human Rights and 3) Strengthening Civil Society. In the area of civil society support GIZ, co-funded by the EU, focuses on: 1) promotion of a conducive legal and institutional environment for civil society, 2) improving the participation of civil society in policy processes, especially at sub-national level, and 3) support to civil society organisations (CSOs) in organizational development, improved service delivery and representation of interests of their constituencies.
To achieve these goals, the programme supports state and non-state actors both at national and sub-national level to promote a productive dialogue on the role of civil society and to integrate civil society perspectives more effectively into policy processes.
The programme components (2) foster political participation and (3) capacity development for CSOs will primarily be implemented at the subnational level through offices in Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Kabale, Kampala, Mbale, Mbarara and Moroto and cooperate closely with the other programme component (1) creating an enabling environment at the national level.
GIZ is now recruiting 4 (four) technical advisors to support the programme in Strengthening Governance in Uganda.