NGO Jobs – Programme Officer, Local Accountability at Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Uganda
A number of International
Development Partners in Uganda have established a joint Democratic Governance
Facility (DGF) to manage a coherent, harmonized and coordinated multi-donor
support. It is based upon three components: Deepening Democracy; Rights,
Justice and Peace; and Voice& Accountability. The objective of the Voice
& Accountability Component is to strengthen the accountability and
transparency of service providers at state and local government level. It aims
to empower citizens at national and sub-national levels to monitor public
services voice concerns about the quality or integrity of service delivery and
influence sustainable institutional development in areas where service
provision needs to be improved.

The Programme
Officer for Local Accountability will concentrate on strengthening Local
Accountability Networks and Partnerships throughout Uganda in order to improve
monitoring, analysis and advocacy related to improving the quality and
integrity of public service delivery.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage
    the day-to-day working relationship with DGF programme partners and
  • Provide
    up-to-date information and insights on accountability and the fight
    against corruption at local and national level, including current policy
    processes, legislation, institutional frameworks and ongoing interventions
    by other state and non-state actors.
  • Play
    a lead role in planning and implementing DGF’s strategy for strengthening
    downward accountability related to service delivery.
  • Develop
    strong and constructive relationships with key relevant governance and
    development actors, including development partners, CSO, state
    accountability institutions, the media, etc.
  • Promote
    best practice in bottom-up accountability and anti-corruption programming
    approaches by DGF and its various partners and stakeholders
  • Participate
    in the development of work plans and budgets by DGF and its partners.
  • Review
    and provide comments to management on narrative & financial reports
    received from partners, summarising results, challenges and lessons
    learned and produce interesting ‘case stories’
  • Provide
    capacity building support to partners, as required;
  • Ensure
    compliance with all technical, administrative and financial rules and
    procedures of the DGF.
  • Ensure
    that ‘cross-cutting’ issues (such as gender, youth & land) are
    addressed adequately during planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Manage
    the monitoring & evaluation of all programmes in the area of
    ‘Local Accountability’, including regular field visits to assess the
    progress of implementation and the integrity of management processes.
  • Undertake
    any other assignments as delegated by the Component Manager.
to apply: 
All applications should
send a detailed CV with a cover letter and three (3) work related referess
clearly marked: “DGF – Program Officer”. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only the selected will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda
Attn.: The Director
28th June, 2013

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