National Consultant – Local Coordinator in Uganda

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JOB DETAIL

Result of Service
1. Participate in weekly meetings with the ITC project management to provide updates, monitor progress, and ensure deliverables are executed on time by all parties involved. 2. Organise and participate in bi-monthly meetings with the donor to timely communicate the developments of the project and discuss the roadmap and other issues that may arise. Deliver Minutes of the meetings. 3. Organise and participate in trimestral institutional meetings (Ministries, Guilds, UCC and others as required), delivering minutes of the meetings. 4. Coordinate presence of EU and other Institutions at the Premiere by 30 August 2024. 5. Prepare and give the speech to represent the project at the Premiere by 30 August 2024. 6. Gather data and prepare a presentation with Season 2 online training results, Call for Entry and registration results to present to the donor and other institutions by 30 September 2024. 7. Assist the Media Advisor in the compilation of the Grand Finale guest list, including guests from institutional partners, donor, ministries and industry (provide guest list & contacts/database of suggested people to invite) by 30 October 2024. 8. Coordinate with the communication lead and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the promotion of the Grand Finale event graphics and videos and other promotional materials are approved by the donor by 30 October 2024. 9. Gather data and prepare a presentation with Season 2 Business Incubation and pitching camp results to present to the donor and other institutions by 30 November 2024. 10. Gather data and prepare a presentation with Season 2 production incubation and talent development bootcamp results to present to the donor and other institutions by 31 December 2024. 11. Coordinate with the communication lead and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the Premiere event graphics and videos and other promotional materials are approved by the donor by 31 January 2025. 12. Assist the Media Advisor in the compilation of the Premiere guest list, including guests from institutional partners, donor, ministries and industry (provide guest list & contacts/database of suggested people to invite) by 31 January 2025. 13. Coordinate with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that TV show credits and other promotional materials are approved by the donor by 31 January 2025. 14. Coordinate with the strategic advisor to ensure outreach partner is on point with schedule for the screenings around the country (provide screening schedule) by 31 January 2025. 15. Coordinate with the logistics coordinator to ensure the broadcasting schedule is presented to the EU by 28 February 2025. 16. Gather data from the team and draft the annual report project assessment and evaluation delivered by 28 February 2025. 17. Coordinate presence of EU and other Institutions at the Premiere by 28 February 2025. 18. Prepare and give the speech to represent the project at the Premiere by 28 February 2025. 19. Coordinate the Regional Exhibition Premiere at the grass-root level through the local cinema halls (Bibanda) by 28 February 2025. 20. Gather data from the team and draft the annual report project assessment and evaluation delivered by 31 March 2025.
Work Location
Home-Based, with possibility of travel within Uganda
Expected duration
01.08.2024 – 31.03.2025
Duties and Responsibilities
BACKGROUND: Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint technical cooperation agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in charge of the sustainable promotion of trade and in particular of exports from developing countries and economies in transition. The goal of the ITC is to make businesses in developing countries more competitive in global markets, accelerate economic development and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, the organization contributes to the creation of jobs at the level of segments of agricultural value chains and promising services, especially for young people and women. This post is located within the Women, Youth and Vulnerable Communities (WYVC) section in the Division of Sustainable and Inclusive Trade (DSIT). OBJECTIVE: Funded by the European Union delegation in Uganda, the new “Opportunities are Here” project will provide young talents in front of and behind the camera with tailored mentoring, networking opportunities, and media exposure, and generate new trade capacity and export opportunities in the film sector in Uganda. The project primarily targets young creatives in Uganda and is designed to incubate and accelerate their talents through specialised training in the film industry giving participants the opportunity to acquire competencies and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace, locally, regionally and internationally. This job description relates to The Opportunities are Here (OaH) in the film industry in Uganda, which requires a Local Coordinator to be assigned to the project. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Associate Programme Officer, and in close cooperation with the OAH team, the Consultant will carry out the following duties: 1. Project coordination: • Participate in weekly meetings with the ITC project management to provide updates, monitor progress, and ensure deliverables are executed on time by all parties involved, addressing and escalating issues as they arise. • Organise regular meetings with the donor and the institutions. • Monitor the project risk framework and provide local insight on risks to the ITC management team. • Obtain the necessary approvals in a timely manner to ensure deadlines are met. 2. Public relations: • Be the spokesperson for the project in Uganda and represent the project in all relevant meetings. • Write speeches and speaking notes, as required. Always seek approval for such materials. • Compile mailing/guests lists including relevant industry and institutional stakeholders. • Participate to communications activities and events. • Always ensure that the donor and ITC are appropriately and well represented in communication, events and broadcasts. 3. Advocacy and policy coordination, institutional relationship management: • Facilitate coordination with government counterparts and represent the project in discussions with public bodies and participate in bimonthly institutional meetings (Ministries, Guilds, UCC, URSB). • Act as focal point for the donor. • Participate in monthly meetings with the EU (donor) to timely communicate the developments of the project. • Present reports about the project to the donor and other relevant partners. • Circulate minutes of meetings attended to ITC management team. • Gather research and information related to policy development, legislation and new projects related to the creative and film industries. • Identify synergies and complementarities with other initiatives. • Analyse and communicate data, providing ITC management with strategic information that can be used to shape institutional planning, policy formation, and decision-making in support of the film Industry in Uganda. 4. Reporting: • Manage data collection for the project and compile the narrative and results of the annual report in accordance with donor requirements. The Consultant is obliged to provide full access to ITC external and internal auditors to documents and information. In addition, the contractor shall comply with any audit undertaken in line with the financial regulations and rules of the United Nations. Copyright Clause: The Consultant has to ensure that s/he has obtained the necessary permissions with regard to intellectual property rights required to perform his/her services under this consultancy contract and for the subsequent dissemination by ITC in any form. Documentary proof is to be submitted to ITC. Should any license fee be due for the use of copyrighted materials of third parties, the Consultant shall request prior written permission from ITC. S/he has further to ensure to obtain accreditation to event(s), if required. ITC champions workforce diversity, inclusion, gender equality and gender parity and considers all qualified persons – of all genders – equally, including those with disabilities, without discrimination or prejudice of any kind.
Qualifications/special skills
Undergraduate degree (BA/BSC or other) in Media, Communication, Public Relations, Political Science or related field. Extensive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree. At least 5 years of professional experience in institutional development, public relations or creative industries is required. Experience in project management is required. Experience working in Uganda is required. Experience working outside of Africa is desirable. Experience in the film sector is desirable. Experience in advocacy work is desirable. Ability to manage cross-functional teams and skilled in project management, crisis management, organisation and administration of information and communication to teams and senior leadership required. Skills in public relations, public speaking, writing for official purposes are required. Knowledge of the creative industries is required. Knowledge on the film industry is desirable.
Languages
Advanced knowledge of English is required. Another Ugandan language is an asset.
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Kampala, Uganda
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