Programme Manager – Civic & Political Affairs Job Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Component
About DGF:
Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established by eight of Uganda’s
International Development Partners including Austria, Denmark, EU, Ireland,
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK to manage coherent, harmonized and
coordinated multi-donor support to state and non-state actors aimed at
enhancing democratic governance in Uganda. It is based upon three components:
Deepening Democracy; Rights, Justice and Peace; and Voice & Accountability.
Job Summary: The Programme
Manager – Civic & Political Affairs will be tasked with reviewing project
proposals, monitoring partner project implementation and providing timely
technical support and quality assurance to implementing partners.
Key Duties and
Provide a contextual analysis of national and
international key developments in the Civic and political affairs sector and
recommend best practices to be adopted
Actively contribute to the design of calls for
proposals, review the submitted proposals and select competent partners for
funding under the sector in line with DGF terms and conditions
The incumbent will receive, review and monitor
partner work plans and budgets and ensure compliance to DGF financial and
programmatic guidelines
Regularly monitor and evaluate partner project
implementation and provide technical guidance and quality assurance to partners
regarding implementation of the projects
Manage the disbursements of funds to partners
and review their financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF partner
financial guidelines
Carry out partner needs’ assessment and design
strategies for building the capacity of civic & voter education partners in
the relevant thematic area
Receive, record and review partner progress
reports as well as provide feedback to partners regarding the performance of
their projects
Provide guidance to Component Manager/Deputy
Component Manager on the program interventions as well as programmatic
Build and maintain functional working
relationships with key stakeholders including state and non-state partners
Prepare annual and quarterly work plans for the
subcomponent and report on the sub component’s performance in line with the DGF
log frame
Actively promote and monitor the mainstreaming
of crosscutting issues such as gender equality into the activities of
implementing partners.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate must hold an advanced
University degree in Political Science, Law, Human Rights or any other relevant
Additional training in Project planning and
management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation
At least five years’ experience working with
Political Parties, Civil Society Organisations
Excellent track record of maintaining
constructive relations with partners and managing financial and technical
Competencies: Result-Based
Management, programme design and implementation, capacity development,
organisational development and Monitoring and evaluation, Strategy &
Planning, Leadership & Team building, Collaboration & Partnership,
Decision Making, Contract Management & Budgeting, Program Knowledge, Reporting
& Documentation
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with updated curriculum
vita including contacts of three professional referees to: The Director, Future
Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O.
Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda via email to:
NB: Please include the
title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the
Deadline: 28th October 2016 by
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