Advisory services

Mr. John-Mary Kauzya
Chief of Governance and Public Administration Branch

Kauzya, John-Mary

Telephone: +1 212/963-1973
Fax: +1 212/963-9681
Nationality: Uganda
Languages: English, French, Luganda, Runyankore



Mr. John-Mary Kauzya is an Adviser on Governance Systems and Institutions in the Division for Public Economics and Public Administration at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Prior to joining the United nations, he worked as a Lecturer at Makerere University, and at the Uganda Management Institute where he worked initially as Assistant lecturer, consultant, Head of Division and then as the Deputy Director of the Institute beginning with October 1995 up to July 1999 when he joined the UN.

Backed by in-depth knowledge in governance, public administration and management, and strategic planning, he has proven successful practical experience in: management and administration, management training and consultancy, and strategic planning. The consultancies he has carried out have been in the field of: writing programmes and advising governments on good governance (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Liberia), local governments strategic planning (Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa), organisational auditing, evaluation and restructuring, corporate planning, training needs assessment, job evaluation and writing job descriptions, and facilitation of high level problem solving workshops.

Qualifications: He holds a PhD in law specialising in Public Administration and Management (Doctorat en droit: Administration et gestion public) from Sorbonne (Universite de Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne), a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Liverpool. He has attended several Universities and higher Institutions of learning including, the University of Grenoble III, the University of Clermont Ferrand, the International Institute of Public Administration of Paris, Makerere University, and the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria.

Area of specialization:

Governance capacity assessment and programme design, human resource management, training programmes design, delivery and evaluation, organisational auditing and restructuring, institutional development, Civil service reform, decentralisation, policy analysis and planning, general management and administration, strategic corporate planning.


1999 - present   Adviser in Governance Systems and Institutions, UN/DESA, New York
1995 - 1999   Deputy Director, Uganda Management Institute, Kampala
1994 - 1999   Part-time lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
1994 - 1995   Head of Department, Uganda Management Institute
1988 - 1994   Lecturer, Uganda Management Institute
1983 - 1988   Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Public Administration, Kampala
1983 - 1987   Teaching Assistant, Makerere University, Kampala


1994 - Doctorat (Public administration and management), Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
1992 - Diplôme (Administration publique), Institut International d'Adminstration Publique (Paris), France
1992 - Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées (Administration et gestion publique), Universite Paris 1 Pantheon sorbonne, France
1990 - Certificate (Training of trainers), UNIDO (Kampala), Uganda
1990 - Certificate (Small enterprises development consultancy), Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Nigeria
1988 - Certificate (Development learning and change), Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1988 - Masters degree (Public administration), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1985 - Diplôme (Approfondie de la langue française), Universite de Clermont Ferrand, France
1985 - Diploma (Diplôme supérieur d'aptitude à l'enseignement), University de Grenoble III, France
1982 - Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Makerere University, Uganda


Uganda Association for Public Administration and Management;
African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM);
Founder Member of the "Association pour les Francophones Ougandais" (Afro)


Some Positive Effects of Corruption? , Journal of the Uganda Management Institute, 1997

Action-Oriented Leadership for Africa's Development , Journal of the Uganda Management Institute, 1997

Vers une nouvelle Constitution en Ouganda , Afrique Contemporaine (La documentation Francaise), 1994

Public Enterprises Boards in Uganda , Joan Corkey etal (Eds), 1994

The Nature and Impact of a Corrupted Communication System on the Public Service of Uganda , The Journal of the Uganda Institute of Public Administration, Kampala., 1988