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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
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- UNDP Uganda Jobs: A Program Associate (only Ugandan Nationals) is being sought to supervise and oversee the Sustainable Land Management project activities. Background The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is implementing the project "Enabling environment for sustainable land management (SLM) to overcome land degradation in some of Uganda’s Cattle Corridor Districts, namely Kamuli and Nakasongola. The overall goal of the project is Sustainable Land Management providing the basis for economic development, food security and sustainable livelihoods while restoring the ecological integrity of the Cattle Corridor ecosystem. This objective will be achieved through strengthening the policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks to support sustainable land and charcoal management in the cattle corridor, use of Knowledge as a basis for land use planning and improvement of dry land farming and pastoralism, and, facilitation of Local economic development through diversification and access to finance and insurance. For details on this assignment and mode of application, please visit the jobs section of UNDP's Uganda website. Or click on this link directly: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=49341 15 hours ago
- UNDP Uganda Jobs: National Consultant to formulate the Uganda Foreign Service Bill and Uganda Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (UIDIA) Bill - as part of UNDP's support to Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Background Objective XXVIII of the National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy of the Constitution of Uganda (1995) provides a Constitutional basis for Uganda’s foreign policy. However, there is no enabling law. In addition there is no existing law giving effect to the establishment of the Uganda Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs. Foreign policy currently relies on uncoordinated mandates provided for under various Instruments. These, include: the National Development Plan (2010/11 – 2014/15); Presidential Manifestos; Security Sector Framework; the Ministry Strategic Investment Plan (2009/10 – 2013/14); ICT Policy and Master Plan; Human Resource Development Policy; Diaspora Strategic Business Plan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has decided to engage services of one Individual consultant to carry out thorough review of various literatures on Uganda’s foreign policy and the institutional framework and formulate bills to provide legal basis for Foreign Service and UIDIA. Duties and Responsibilities: The objective of the assignment is to develop a Uganda Foreign Service Bill, which when enacted into law will operationalize the Constitutional Provisions on foreign policy; To develop the UIDIA Bill to give effect to the establishment of the UIDIA. For details on assignment and application procedure, please visit UNDP Uganda website under jobs section: http://www.ug.undp.org/content/uganda/en/home/operations/jobs.html 15 hours ago
- UNDP Uganda Jobs: Consultancy to develop curriculum on justiciability of economic, social, and cultural rights for the Judicial Studies Institute (JSI) Uganda. For details, check out: http://www.ug.undp.org/content/uganda/en/home/operations/jobs.html 16 hours ago
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