Uganda’s thrust for sustainable development has been demonstrated by its Vision 2040, which is fully aligned to all the three (social, economic, and environmental) dimensions of sustainable development. Launched in 2013, the Vision aims at transforming Uganda from a predominantly rural and low-income country to a competitive upper middle-income country within 30 years. It is actualized through the Comprehensive National Development Planning Framework (CNDPF) articulated through three ten-year and six five-year National Development Plans. 

Uganda is currently implementing the third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/21-2024/25 of twenty programmes together with their Programme Implementation Action Plans (PIAPs). One of the major shifts in the NDPIII is the change from a disjointed sector approach to a more coherent programme approach to implementation, which is seen as an opportunity to improve collaboration among actors, reduce duplication of efforts and exploit synergies based on competitive advantage of the respective contributing stakeholders. 

The NDP 3 emphasizes the need to promote the implementation of the National Partnership Policy as one of its reforms for effective implementation. OPM is tasked to promote the partnership policy among the several players to align their activities for the effective implementation of the Plan. The programme approach also necessitated the reorganization and restructuring of the way partners relate with government. 

A Development Finance Assessment (DFA) for Uganda by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) with support from UNDP in 2019 shows that an increasingly complex and diversified development finance landscape is emerging, with implications on the government’s approach towards development finance mobilisation and management. Not only have new donors emerged, but also new forms of private finance are increasingly present. Joint accountability mechanisms have also been negatively affected by the significant reduction in budget support arrangements in 2012, with more development financing being directly channelled to beneficiaries through private sector and civil society. At the same time, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis have created multiple macro and micro-level risks and vulnerabilities domestically and externally, posing fiscal and external financing gaps that have implications for debt sustainability and the entire financing landscape. 

Against this background, and for Government of Uganda to make a steadfast step towards its commitments articulated in the Vision 2040 and NDP III, Government and its partners are devising new approaches to improve the development cooperation architecture and ensure effective partnership between Government and other development actors. One of these channels is through the revitalization of the National Partnership Forum (NPF) and the preparation of a Joint results and Accountability Framework that will guide partnership dialogue.

The objective of the consultancy is to support Government and its partners to agree on and prepare a Joint results and Accountability Framework (JAF) that meets the criteria prescribed by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation to guide national partnership dialogue.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted directly in the UNDP Quantum system following this link: http://supplier.quantum.partneragencies.org using the profile you may have in the portal. In case you have never registered before, you can register a profile using the registration link shared via the procurement notice and following the instructions in guides available in UNDP website: https://www.undp.org/procurement/business/resources-for-bidders.  Do not create a new profile if you have worked with UNDP before in the past. Use the forgotten password feature in case you do not remember the password or the username from previous registration. If you already have a supplier profile, please login to the Supplier Portal, then search for the negotiation using the reference number UNDP-UGA-00055, following the instructions in the user guide.

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send an email to: ug.procurement@undp.org for any inquiries.

NOTE: Only Applications received through the Quantum system will be considered for this consultancy assignment.


Devoirs et responsabilités


  1. Review existing literature to identify gaps and areas that need to be strengthened in the JAF.
  2. Based on lessons from the past JAF and experiences from other countries, propose a draft framework with indicators, targets, data sources, responsibilities and assumptions that meet the SMART criteria for monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Work with the technical Task Team to propose a feasible criterion for monitoring and reviewing progress of implementation of the framework.
  4. Develop an indicator matrix for all the proposed JAF indicators with clear definitions, frequency of data collection, measurement approach, data sources, responsibility centers among others.
  5. Engage and consult the relevant stakeholders to articulate a framework that strengthens the mutual trust among the government and its partners for constructive dialogue on national development issues.
  6. Facilitate joint discussions between Government and partners to ensure achieve consensus on the parameters, indicators and targets for the relevant partners. 



Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Positive, constructive attitude and consistently approaches work with energy.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback.

Core Competencies

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Leadership:  Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade, and transform
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Gender: Displays gender sensitivity and promotes gender equality in all aspects of work, Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situation
  • Time Management: Ability to work on multiple opportunities across products and sectors while working to deadlines and managing time effectively.
  • Partnership and Networking: Ability to build the relations and to develop a network of relevant external contacts, as well as internally across different teams.
  • Analytical and Research Skills: Including  ability to analyse company reports, sector data, and relevant political events
  • Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Qualifications et expériences requises


• Minimum of a master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, International Development, or any other closely related fields of study from a recognized university. A PhD will be an added advantage.


• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in leading development cooperation and financing related assignments in developing countries, with vast experience beyond Uganda. 

• Experience in external engagements and collaborations with a critical government and non-government institutions in development cooperation and partnership.

• Experience with national development strategy processes in developing countries. 

• Excellent facilitation skills.