Sekundierung ExpertIn im Wassersektor Uganda als Liaison Officer für die Development Partners Group

Contract partner: MWE - Ministry of Water and EnvironmentCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 530.000,00Project start: 01.04.2017End: 30.10.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall purpose of the assignment is to support the Development Partners (DPs) organised in the Water and Sanitation Sector Development Partners Group (WSSDPG) in achieving an effective and coordinated collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and within the sector.

Expected results

This will facilitate effective achievement of the planned sector outcome and efficient use of the resources made available, while contributing to improvement of alignment, harmonisation, accountability and transparency for the remaining period of the Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) until 2018 and for the preparation and inception of a possible successor arrangement of sector support.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The expert primarily supports the WSSDPG Chair in liaison between Development Partners, MWE and other sector stakeholders in Uganda.


The Development Partners Liaison Advisor will support the Development Partners organised in the WSSDPG in achieving an effective and coordinated collaboration with the MWE and the sector. In addition, he will liaise closely with the MWE on policy and programme development; implementation of sector priorities; support to Development Partners by providing capacities for JWESSP monitoring and follow-up; support to strategic developments in the sector.


The WSSDPG supporting the sector have from time to time required additional consultancy support in preparation of meetings, assistance in reporting as well as support to prepare minutes from the WSSDPG. Since 2006, Austria has funded a consultancy for the above role which has made significant contribution to the smooth coordination between the DPG and the MWE. In order to streamline activities related to the layout of the JWESSP and to the sector setup in the remaining period of the programme (2016-2018) and to prepare for a possible successor programme, additional input is required to support the coordination among the Development Partners and with the Government of Uganda. For that matter, the recent Mid-Term Review proposed to include a DP Liaison Advisor.

project number2269-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
modalityDonor country personnel
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 1, Democracy: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.