Technical Advisor for Ecological Agriculture and Value Chain Development, Uganda
Professional Background: Silke Goos is a Master of Biology and High school Teacher by profession. She worked 18 years as a teacher and for more than 5 years as a Teacher Advisor where she got further qualifications in coaching, train the trainer and communication skills. Silke worked in PNG for two years as a Vocational trainer and the last two years as a consultant in Malawi. Here she coached lecturer of an Agricultural College.
Project Partner: Agency for Integrated Rural Development (AFIRD), Nkoowe, Uganda
Assignment period: 04.09.2018 – 31.10.2020
Overall Objective of Assignment:
The Employee will be enhancing the livelihood of smallholder farming communities in different Districts of Uganda in an environmentally economically and socially sustainable way.
- AFIRD´s approach of sustainable agriculture and (small) animal husbandry in confined spaces is well documented and good practices are identified.
- AFIRD established two integrated value chains.
- A roll-out strategy for Mpigi and Mukono Districts is developed.
Technical Advisor for Organizational Development, Uganda
Professional Background: Hildegard Wipfel is a teacher by profession with additional qualifications in development of social responsibility in economics, politics, civil society, leadership training and Gender. She worked for more than 3 years in Zimbabwe and has more than 25 years of experience in development cooperation and politics including NPO management working for the Austrian Catholic Women’s Movement, Care and the Coordination office of the Austrian Bishop’s Conference for Development and Mission.
Project Partner: Project partners of the HORIZONT3000 East Africa and several partner organizations in the region
such as support to:
Independent Development Fund (IDF) in the process of strategy development.
IDF is an indigenous grant –making organization providing financial and technical support to more than 144 CSOs spread across 97 districts of Uganda contributing to areas from Human rights, Good Governance to better quality of life.
Assignment period: 23.07.2017 – 22.10.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment:
The Employee will be supporting various project partners of the HORIZONT3000 network with capacity building needs, in areas such as:
- Organisational Assessment and Development (mainly analyses, assessment and revision of internal structures and processes)
- Strategy Review and Development
- Policy Development (with a strong focus on mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues, such as gender, HIV/Aids and youth)
- Program and Project Cycle Management
- Communication (internal and external, advocacy and lobbying)
Technical Advisor for the Finance department of the Diocese of Lira, Uganda
Professional Background: Birgit is a professional Financial Controller with a Master in Business Administration. She has about 20 years working experience in the fields of Financial Controlling and Accounting as well as managerial functions in multinational companies based in Austria.
Project Partner: The Diocese of Lira covers an area of 12,030 km² with a population of 1,000,000 Catholics (about 50% of the population) organized in 6 Deaneries, 18 parishes and over 1.000 chapels where Christians meet. It is headed since 2005 by Bishop Joseph Franzelli. The diocese belongs to the ecclesiastical province of Gulu. It has a wide network of educational, health and social institutions scattered all over the diocese; one hospital, 13 health centres (categories II and III), 24 secondary and vocational schools, and some others. A new Campus of the Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has been opened at Ngetta, in Lira.
The diocese has recently consolidated its offices active in development work, namely the Departments of Caritas, Department of Health, Department of HIV/AIDS Focal Point, as well as the Departments of Social Communication (Radio Wa and TV Wa), Justice & Peace, Education and Land.
Assignment period: 23.04.2018 – 22.04.2020
Overall Objective of the Assignment: To contribute to the improvement of life conditions in Lango sub-region, with special attention to rural development, justice & peace, education and health, with a special focus on those affected by displacement and armed conflict in the region.
- Clear systems and guidelines in place for all financial procedures
- Program staff and finance staff have mutual understanding and work closely and efficiently on a regular daily basis
- Efficient and effective financial management system in place and utilized
Advisor for Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation in Kampala, Uganda
Professional Background: Beate has completed studies in psychology, holds a masters degree in Risk, Crisis and Disaster management (MSc) and is a certified psycho-social counsellor focusing on resilience and working with people with traumatic experiences. Having been engaged over 15 years as a fundraiser in an international NGO, she is an expert in donor recruitment, stewardship and fundraising communication. Additionally, she has been involved in organisational development and human resource management. Implementing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment, she has gained strategy development as well as has project management, monitoring and evaluation skills and experience.
Project Partner: The Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a national women’s rights organisation headquartered in Kampala, with local activities carried out in 14 Ugandan districts. The areas of work comprise strengthening women’s voices to speak up for gender justice, particularly in political decision making and the economic arena. FOWODE builds leadership capacities of young people to advance women’s rights. The organization promotes women effectively participating in governance, furthermore, accountability gender sensitive economic policies are promoted.
Assignment period: 23.04.2018 – 22.04.2020
Overall Objective of the Assignment: Contribute to increased financial sustainability of FOWODE through increased and diversified funding.
- FOWODE’s local resource mobilisation strategy and implementation strengthened.
- Additional sources of organisational funding identified and tapped into.
- Efficient budget and fundraising processes strengthened.
- FOWODE’s management capacities in developing and implementing its strategic plan improved.
Partners for Community Health and Development Organization (PACHEDO), Gulu, Uganda
Professional background: Clemens Griesauer is a water engineer. He studied water management at the University of Applied Life Sciences in Vienna and at Cranfield University. He worked as project manager for a rural water supply project in Ethiopia. Recently he worked as a social worker in Vienna and was active in civil society organisations in the field of solidarity economy.
Project Partner: Partners for Community Health and Development Organization (PACHEDO) is a Ugandan national not for profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It was founded in 2007 and currently operates in 11 districts of northern and north eastern Uganda: Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, Lira, Kole, Oyam, Alebtong, Soroti, Amuria, Katakwi and Moroto.
PACHEDO’s mission is to contribute to community health, social protection and community development by direct service provision to empower children, women and youth in impoverished, conflict and disaster affected areas to live their full potential. It operates in the thematic areas community health, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods and advocacy and empowerment.
Assignment period: 23.10.2017 – 22.10.2019
Overall objective: Innovations that enhance linkages between environmental health and development contribute to improved access and utilisation of sustainable safe water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and waste management services in disadvantaged communities of northern Uganda.
Expected results: PACHEDO staff has advanced capacities (knowledge and skills) regarding WASH technology options necessary for planning, designing and implementing WASH and waste management projects/interventions at household, institutional and community level.
PACHEDO applies a WASH policy framework defining the organisation’s niche.
PACHEDO has established a (basic) M&E system to keep track of assessment records, construction work and WASH and waste management projects.
PACHEDO staff has established functional local (WASH) networks and has linked up with other actors to engage in resource mobilization, research, coordination.
Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC), Kampala, Uganda
Professional Background: Nina Baltes is a business economist, certified coordinator in international project management and holds a master degree in evaluation. Her extensive experience was gained through various professional engagements with international development agencies, both in the UK and Germany as well as internationally in Africa and Latin America. It spans across different thematic areas in the field of development cooperation such as health, child rights and protection, education and vocational training, good governance and anti-corruption but also emergency assistance and disaster preparedness. Her latest professional engagement in policy consulting deepened her knowledge and experience of public health issues in resource-poor settings. Overall, her work is fed by her passion for people-centred, efficient and effective programmes and policies contributing to lasting social impact.
Project Partner: The Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC) is a community-based NGO. It was established in 1987 by local Christian communities with the support of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa to assist and empower the low-resourced and impoverished areas of Kampala. KCCC mobilises the community for holistic and integrated community-based development projects that focus on existing community strength and resources, look at the root causes of existing problems (e.g. HIV/Aids and TB), and promote community participation and contribution while ensuring that innovative and effective organisational development is undertaken. KCCC’s health projects seek to address the health and psychosocial needs of individuals and families, particularly the poor and those affected by HIV/Aids, TB, STDs and malaria. KCCC provides a comprehensive range of services at its clinic and through outreach activities. Together with associate specialists and professionals, it offers clients and patients a variety of medical services and care with utmost confidentiality and client-focused services.
Assignment period: 23.10.2017 – 22.10.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: Contribution to SDG 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), target 3 (end epidemics of AIDS, TB, Malaria, NTDs …) by improving the health status of the population in Kamwokya (suburb of Kampala)
- The administration of KCCC is strengthened and updated; all activities and processes are state of the art.
- The HIV/Aids and TB Program Management is improved and fully aligned with the Ugandan national HIV/Aids and TB programs.
- Logistics and Procurement systems are complete, updated and fulfil audit standards.
Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) East Africa
Professional Background: Anne Sablotny holds degrees in Educational Science and Rural Development and is based in Kampala to support the further development and outreach of the ERI program. Prior to her assignment with Horizont3000 she worked in Zimbabwe, Nepal and India in the fields of rural livelihoods, gender and child rights.
Project Partner: Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) East Africa
The Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) approach is a strategic approach which strengthens the capacity of farmers to identify market opportunities and to develop competitive agricultural enterprises while maintaining household food security at household and community level. Key to this approach is that it empowers farmer groups and associations to make profitable agricultural production and marketing decisions, based on actual market demand. In order to overcome poverty and achieve income security in the long-term, domestic as well as international markets are of crucial importance. At the same time, income security must not compromise food security. The ERI approach therefore helps farmers to balance food and cash crop production through easily applicable decision-support methods.
Assignment Period: 03.04.2017 – 02.04.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: the Technical Advisor will be instrumental in creating broad awareness of the potentials of ERI and training a pool of experts with a profound understanding of ERI methods and principles. Sensitisation and training of key staff in ERI will provide the basis for further ERI projects and the scaling out of ERI. Apart from building human resources, the Technical Advisor will contribute to strategy development for Enabling Rural Innovation within HORIZONT3000.
- Mainstreaming/cross-cutting issues (gender, etc.) are systematically integrated in the ERI training materials, such as visual aids and training manuals.
- Experiences and results from implementing the ERI approach have been documented, systematized and disseminated, thereby contributing to its visibility.
- The ERI programme is made more popular as an innovative brand/approach for rural development, thereby contributing to its extension.
Radio Pacis, Arua/Uganda
Professional Background: Michael Dornetshuber is an electrical engineer. He studied social economics at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and he worked in the last 15 years for BBM – Procurement Company of MIVA as a project manager in East Africa. Besides his project work he constantly worked to improve the internal digital organization of BBM. He was part of the team setting up a knowledge platform and a project management system.
Project Partner: Radio Pacis is owned and operated by Arua catholic Diocese. It provides quality programming in local languages to a community that has little access to other information platforms such as Internet, television or newspapers. The areas served by Radio Pacis are largely without electricity or clean water. The listeners predominantly use small battery powered radios or phones to listen to Radio Pacis. Arua Diocese Media Centre, including Radio Pacis, operates on the belief that radio is a medium that can facilitate the formation of conscience and awareness among listeners where they can encounter the world. By providing reliable, credible and constructive information as well as messages of peace, mercy and love, the radio is a powerful means of transformation.
Assignment period: 1.05.2017 – 30.04.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: Train the two IT administrators. Improve the technicians’ knowledge about how to maintain, repair and get the best performance from the equipment in place at Radio Pacis.
- Improved use of servers and intranet for the storage and protection of digital property, particularly music archive
- Improved use of accounting software
- Improved use of desktop publishing software in printing services
- Practical solutions for an adequate and stable internet supply with good protection against virus
- Design and implementation of a replacement schedule for aging equipment and software.
PALM Corps, Arua/Uganda
Professional Background: Jacqueline holds a Bachelor degree in Export-oriented management and a Master degree in International Relations with focus on Terrorism and Insurgencies. She worked for several years in the construction sector focusing on Internal Auditing, Project management and Commercial management of construction sites. In addition, she is currently completing a degree in Advanced Terrorism Studies and the qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
Project Partner: PALM Corps was registered in 2015 with the NGO board and is a sister company to PALM Business Consult and Agric supplies Ltd. The organization operates in the West Nile region of Uganda and focuses on offering innovative solutions in the areas of agriculture, education and public health.
Assignment Period: 01.05.2017 – 30.04.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: The overall objective of the assignment is strengthening the organizational capacity of PALM Corps so that service delivery to rural communities and disadvantaged people can be improved.
- Policies and operating procedures of PALM Corps are developed, presented to board/management for approval and finally operationalized (HR manual, Financial manual, Strategic plan, Communication strategy)
- Visibility, networking and communication capacities of PALM Corps are improved
- The quality of financial and technical reports of PALM Corps are enhanced
Cultural Research Centre Jinja, Uganda
Professional Background: Manuel Lackmaier was born in Hall in Tirol, Austria. He studied Nonprofit-, Social- and Health Care Management at the Management Center Innsbruck. During that time he worked with ubuntu, the cultural initiative of SOS Children’s Villages. After he has completed his Bachelor’s programme, he did his Master’s Degree in Global Studies at the University of Graz. While studying Global Studies he travelled to Uganda several times. Manuel once worked with Uganda Youth Development Link in Kampala and also conducted his research for his final thesis in Uganda. After graduating from university Manuel worked in the field of cultural- and museum management at the Castle Hasegg / Hall Mint for two years in his hometown.
Project Partner: Cultural Research Centre is a Church based organization established by the Diocese of Jinja in 1997 to research, document and preserve the culture of the Basoga. It has 7 permanent staff members. The Centre has had a strong networking relationship with the Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda in the area of Heritage Education and Community Museum Development.
Assignment period: 01/05/2017 - 30/04/2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: Capacity is built up among CRC team concerning effective dissemination of Basoga cultural patterns and knowledge. Capacity is built up to improve the documentation of the CRC.
- The service delivery at CRC has improved.
- The documentation at CRC has improved.
- The administration system at CRC has improved.
Julia Pereira Dias
Justice Centre Uganda (JCU), Kampala, Uganda
Professional Background: Julia Pereira Dias has a background in International Environmental Policy and Human Rights. For the last ten years she has worked extensively in Latin America and Asia in a variety of projects for gender, human rights, social movements, coastal and natural resource management, eventually focusing on M&E and results based management as a tool for successful projects in any field of action.
Partner Organisation: The Justice Centres Uganda were established 2009 under the Justice Law and Order Sector with the objective to promote the rights of vulnerable communities through provision of quality human rights based legal aid, legal rights awareness, community outreach, empowerment and advocacy.
Four JCU with close to 60 staff in various locations within Uganda cover all districts of the country. The Centres also offer psycho social support to address the root causes of human and other rights violations and generally strengthen civil society.
See more on: www.justicecentres.go.ug
Assignment Period: 31/10/2016 – 31/10/2019
Overall Objectives of Assignment: The TA project's objective is the capacity building of JCU staff in monitoring and evaluation, focusing on the creation and implementation of an M&E system that embraces the participatory planning and monitoring of impacts. Existing M&E plans will be revised and possibly adapted to the partner organization's long term needs and objectives.
- Work with the JCU management to review JCU M&E system.
- Build capacity of JCU management to integrate M&E in JCU work plans.
- Build the capacity of the JCU team on impact reporting including accurate reporting, recording and storing information.
- Support JCU to review and improve M&E work plan and tools.
Uganda Children's Centre (UCC), Kampala, Uganda
Professional Background: Gunda Stegen holds a Masters degree in Educational Science and Protestant Theology from Universities in Germany; she has a post-graduation degree in Crisis- and Conflict-Intervention and in prior to her assignment with Horizont 3000 been working for the last 10 years in various (I)NGOs in South Sudan. Her focus has been on the repatriation and reconciliation process of displaced people, the resettlement and income generation of South Sudanese in their territory of origin, the reconstruction of educational institution offering functional adult education and rural community development.
Partner Organisation: UCC is a registered NGO formed in 1998 by a group of experienced social works to harness community needs and demands through providing direct services to disadvantaged urban out of school children commonly known as street children in Kampala. Their influx being alarming, the vacuum between beneficiaries and service providers left many needs unattended to – creating a vicious circle of social problems. It started with a drop in centre in 2003, offering Formal Education Sponsorship, Apprenticeship Program, Recreation, Nutrition, and Medical Care, to vulnerable children and young people in Kampala Slums. By October 2008, UCC opened a new centre centralizing Administration, Vocational workshops (computer, electrical installation & electronics, hairdressing, tailoring, carpentry and catering) and the Rehabilitation home (Transit home) ready to give shelter to 50 children. UCC organizes community workshops to keep communities around the centre informed about the social issues in the community.
Assignment Period: 01/12/2016 – 31/12/2018
Overall Objectives of Assignment: improve the performance and sustainability of UCC by facilitating the implementation of UCC’s strategic plan.
- All operations at UCC are efficient and effective and fit within the strategic plan.
- Sufficient and sustainable resources for operation of UCC are acquired and all support mechanisms have improved.
- Scope and quality of programmes at UCC have expanded and improved.
- Visibility of UCC enhanced.
- Enhanced collaborations and partnerships for sustainability service delivery.
Kawempe Home Care (KHC), Kampala
Professional Background: Agnes is a nurse and she holds a Bachelors degree in Social Management. She has worked in hospitals and home care services in Germany. Between 2005 and 2008 she has worked in Sarh and N'Djaména in Chad for the German Development Service. Her focus has been organization and administration in a hospital and the mainstreaming HIV/AIDS policy of the German Development Service in Chad. Afterwards, she has worked in Niamey/Niger about organizational development and project management with NGOs and self-help-groups in the field of HIV/AIDS.
Partner Organization: Kawempe Home Care (KHC) is a community based Organisation established in July 2007 to provide comprehensive holistic care and support to vulnerable people with Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Cancer. Kawempe Home Care operates in Kawempe division in Kampala. KHC provides treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS, TB and Cancer, counselling services, home based care, nutritional support, palliative care and support of families. KHC also carries out community and social support activities through its community volunteers in support of patients, caretakers of patients, orphans and vulnerable children.
Assignment Period: 19/9/2015 – 18/9/2019
Overall Objectives of Assignment: To build capacity of KHC M&E staff to efficiently run a high quality M&E system.
- Knowledge building and knowledge sharing through research, programme monitoring and evaluation.
- monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies.
- Improved information Management and decision making using available monitoring data, programme / project implementation.