Strategy Writer

Job Locations UG-Kampala
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
2/28/2018

Overview

USAID/Uganda is supporting a Regional Stakeholder Platform in Northern Uganda for the sub-regions of West Nile, Acholi, and Lango.  In support of the platform, USAID/Uganda has facilitated consultations at the regional and sub-regional levels to assist and support the creation of a locally-led and owned Regional Development Strategy, identifying priorities and potential areas for investment.  Parallel to these consultations, the USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program (The Learning Contract) has provided desk reviews and research to support the development of the strategy.

Responsibilities

USAID/Uganda and the Learning Contract seek an experienced writer to compile, organize and draft the regional strategy, based upon the results of consultations and research.

 

The Strategy Writer will:

  • Review the available inputs, problem analysis, and theory of change, and revise and incorporate as needed; Summarize problem analysis and context, drawing from external and USAID or Learning Contract commissioned research, prioritization exercises, consultations, and desk reviews;
  • Consult with USAID, the Learning Contract, researchers from Gulu University, the Steering Committee; interview external experts, and other stakeholders, and propose and adjust a strategy outline;
  • Invite and work alongside guest experts, as available, to assist in drafting the strategy, including interviewing said experts to generate chapter text, revising expert generated chapter text, and consolidating expert generated chapter drafts;
  • Draft sample chapters for Steering Committee, USAID, and Learning Contract review;
  • Prepare and present a revised outline which articulates the regional vision, goal, objectives, results framework, indicators and targets;
  • Produce a draft strategy, including a catalogue of investment opportunities and further research or feasibility studies suggested; and subsequently,
  • Produce a final regional strategy, including previously listed components, as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • University degree
  • Strong oral and especially strong written communication skills in English
  • Skills in analysis and experience developing strategies (results frameworks, theories of change, goals and objective statements and identifying indicators).
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability, resourcefulness, and initiative to identify and gather relevant data
  • Willingness to work with local government officials and development partners to achieve stakeholder goals
  • Strong time management skills
  • Local language skills are an asset

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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