The Senior Policy Specialist will be responsible for achieving project success through implementing policy interventions under the objectives of the project including:
Identifying and building Government of Uganda MDAs and IAOs knowledge, skills and attitudes to support their ability to design and implement policy and perform their mandates
Providing technical design and capacity building and training tasks that focus on strengthening MDAs and IAOs to develop, design, and implement policy that relates to the agriculture sector
Serving as the point of contact for/working with GOU counterparts to ensure policy, legal and regulatory action plans are implemented as planned.
A Master’s Degree in public policy, public administration, international relations or other related field.
Minimum 5 years of mid- to senior-level international development management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities is required, including working with USAID-funded projects, implementing complex donor-funded projects with multiple activities, and direct knowledge of Uganda’s policy environment.
Excellent track record of achieving results in similar types of activities with a demonstrated high level of technical, analytical writing, and interpersonal skills
Experience working with senior government officials at central and local levels and building consensus among diverse actors is required;