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About UNDP in Uganda
Although UNDP has been in Uganda for over almost 50 years, its formal relationship with the Government of Uganda began with the signing of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement.
This agreement, which was signed on 29 April 1977, defines 'the basic conditions under which UNDP and its executing agencies shall provide assistance to the government in carrying out its projects, and under which the projects shall be undertaken'.
The basic agreement notes in particular that any assistance should be furnished and received in accordance with the relevant and applicable resolutions and decisions of the competent UNDP organs and subject to the availability of the necessary funds to the UNDP.
The Resident Representative in the country has full responsibility and ultimate authority on behalf of the UNDP Administrator for the programme in all its activities in the country. This includes full accountability and compliance with existing audit requirements.
As Uganda's partner of choice for development knowledge sharing, building and strengthening national capacities, UNDP continues to ensure that the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals remains a top priority on the national agenda. Already, its head lining consultations on the Post 2015 Agenda with both Government and Civil Society Organisations to help plan for the future we want.
The UNDP Uganda Country Office is comprised of a Programme team which carries out activities identified in the current Country Programme Action Plan in the form of annual work plans; while the implementation of these activities is made possible though the support and facilitation of an Operations team.
Although priorities have evolved over the years, UNDP's commitment to Uganda continues to be to empower lives and build a resilient nation.
Since 1977, our focus has been on building the skills and expertise of the Uganda government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens and to develop better policies, improve development and economic planning and improve delivery of better services to reduce social and economic inequality and empower the people of Uganda.
We aim to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that provide innovative grassroots driven solutions that empower Ugandans and increase resilience at the individual, community, and national level.
Currently, we work with more than 5 government ministries – Finance and Economic Planning; Tourism; Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries; Trade and Industry; Water and Environment; Local Government; and Foreign Affairs - to ensure that the needs of ordinary people are at the centre of policy and planning processes.
UNDP contributes to Uganda’s development through two key programmatic goals: i) Accountable democratic governance; ii) poverty reduction. These are rooted in the broad thematic areas of growth and poverty reduction, accountable democratic governance, energy and the environment, crisis prevention and recovery, policy advocacy, gender equality, and HIV and AIDS.
Preventing crisis and enabling recovery
Since 2011, UNDP has focused on strengthening peace and reconciliation initiatives in the conflict–affected region of Northern Uganda. It is working to enable formerly displaced communities to not only settle back safely into their homes, but also gain access to basic social services like health and education and the skills to be economically productive. As a result:
Environmental protection and ensuring sustainability
UNDP is working towards ensuring that natural and energy resources are used and managed in a sustainable manner and helping to contribute to growth and poverty reduction. Results include:
Building a democratic society
UNDP is working with the Government to put in place policies and institutions that are participatory and inclusive of both women and men, improve rule of law, and deliver high-quality services. As a result:
The Decision Makers
Under the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) between the Government of Uganda and UNDP all decision are made by the Resident Representative on behalf of the agency and by the Minister for Finance, and Economic Planning on behalf of the Government.
The UNDP Uganda Country Office is comprised of a Programme team under the leadership of the Country Director a.i, Ms. Almaz Gebru; while the implementation of these activities is made possible through the support and facilitation of an Operations team headed by the Deputy Country Director in charge of Operations, Mr. Safiou Esso Ouro-Doni.
How many are we?
The UNDP Uganda Country Office has a total of 121 staff including UNVs.
Current consultants to be updated soon.
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Contact UNDP UgandaInquiries Phone: (+256) 41 7 112100
Email: email@example.com Fax: (+256) 41 4 344 801
- JOBS: Consultant - Technical Assistance on Strengthening Assistance on Leadership and Coordination Capacity for Gender Mainstreaming Across the Government of Uganda. Background With support from the Department for International Development, UK (DFID), UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), has been coordinating the implementation of a four-year Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UNJPGE) since 2011. The overall objective of the assignment is: To provide technical support towards strengthening the leadership and coordination capacity of MGLSD in regards to gender mainstreaming across its departments and government sectors. Deadline to apply: October 10th 2014. For details on how to apply, visit: http://www.ug.undp.org/content/uganda/en/home/operations/jobs.html Monday AT 07:47 AM
- JOBS at GIZ: Technical Expert – Climate Finance Readiness Programme & PREEEP Programme Background The necessity of preparing for impacts of global warming and for avoiding more dangerous levels of greenhouse gas emissions will require a concerted mobilisation of financial resources and effective, efficient and transparent management. The background for this position is thus twofold: on the one hand it entails the preparation of Uganda for climate finance, focusing specifically on international funds, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF). On the other hand it focuses on support for the implementation of the global carbon markets programme. Firstly, a variety of international climate funds are now available, including e.g. the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Adaptation Fund (AF), and most recently the soon-to-be-active Green Climate Fund (GCF). However, accessing such Funds has been a challenge for many developing countries, specifically in terms of planning, institutional preparation, access, effective spending and implementation and private sector engagement. Against this background the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) entrusted Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and KfW Development Bank with the implementation of the Climate Finance Readiness Programme (CF Ready), which is currently being implemented in 10 countries, including Uganda, until 2018. The CF Ready Programme is currently working with the Government of Uganda to evaluate and plan for access to international climate funds, considering especially the role of the National Designated Authority (NDA) and of the implementing entities at national, regional and international levels. At the same time the Programme aims to strengthen institutional coordination on climate finance issues. Secondly, Uganda is one of the countries that is supported by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear safety (BMUB) to implement a global carbon markets programme with a goal of promoting the utilization of flexible mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism and Programme of Activities. This aimed to assist actors at government level and the private sector to exploit opportunities presented by the carbon market. The programme in Uganda is implemented by the GIZ Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PREEEP) programme. The Technical Expert will be contracted by GIZ to coordinate and manage activities of the BMZ financed CF Ready programme and support BMUB activities in PREEEP. The expert will serve this contract on a 50 by 50 basis where he/she will support the BMUB programme activities of the PREEEP at 50 percent and the other 50 percent support will be to the CF Ready programme. Responsibilities The Technical Expert shall work in fulfillment of the following tasks and responsibilities. Main tasks for the CF Ready Programme; the Technical Expert shall; - Manage CF Ready activities in Uganda in accordance with the project goals with guidance from the GIZ CF Ready Team and in close coordination with the national GIZ Programmes and KfW. - Assist the conceptualization of and implement climate finance readiness support and capacity building measures in Uganda, based on ongoing support, working with the relevant partner institutions (incl. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), Climate Change Department (CCD), National Planning Authority (NPA) and others) and with international Consultants. - Support the national climate finance structure and governance; this will include institutional arrangements in the establishment and capacity building for key implementing institutions including, e.g. a National Designated Authority (NDA). - Facilitate coordination between the relevant partner institutions regarding climate finance issues (e.g. through convening) and develop partnerships with the institutions - Coordinate activities of the Programme with other regional institutions (incl. East African Community (EAC), East African Development Bank (EADB)), multilateral institutions (incl. UNDP, World Bank and its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, FAO) and other donors (incl. DFID, USAID). - Provide logistical support for support measures, including the organization of meetings, workshops and visits by mission teams. Required qualifications, competences and experience • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Financial Management Services • First degree in an environment related course or professional qualification in climate change, environment or natural resource management • Good understanding of international bilateral and multilateral climate funds including GEF, the AF, the CIFs and the GCF, among others, ideally with a knowledge of access requirements (including fiduciary standards and environmental and social safeguards). • Good knowledge about international climate discussions and relevant international frame works e.g. UNFCCC Professional experience • 5 years experience in project finance, strategic planning and management • Very good understanding of the institutional framework in Uganda on climate change Send application to Head of Human Resources Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH GIZ Office Kampala P.O. Box 10346 Kampala Uganda www.giz.de Deadline: Not later than Friday 10th October 2014. Contract duration: November2014 – November 2015 Monday AT 07:36 AM
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