Organizational Development Advisor Employment Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Job Title:         Organizational Development Advisor
Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Corporate Capability
Manager (CCM)
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 Organizational
Development Advisor (ODA) will work with the sphere and finance teams
(Programme and Learning Managers (PLMs), Deputy Programme & Learning
Managers (PLMs), Programme Managers (PMs), Head of Finance & Administration
(HoFA), and Finance Managers (FMs) to assess, diagnose, plan, and implement
strategic organizational development interventions to improve implementing
partners’ capacity to design, manage, and implement project interventions. The
ODA will support the CCM to strengthen and facilitate internal OD activities in
the FMU.
Key Duties and
Keenly review and redesign corporate strategies,
policies, and procedures linked to areas of organisational development.
Determine the most effective way of providing OD support to partners.
Work closely with the spheres, finance teams and
Implementing Partners (IP’s) to ensure adequate capacity is built in both IP’s
technical and organizational areas.
With the IP’s, analyse their OD needs; identify
performance gaps required to meet organizational development needs and propose
appropriate OD interventions.
Work closely with PMs to ensure a consistent
approach to partners. Ensure PMs are aware of any interactions with
Implementing partners.
Working with the PMs and M&E team, ensure
appropriate data collection and analysis of organizational capacity assessments
or other OD related activities.
Ensure all commitments to partners are agreed
upon with the PMs and DPLMs before communicating them to partners.
Provide expertise and process consultation to
IPs on effective change management of organization development interventions.
Develop, adapt or revise participatory
organizational capacity assessment tool(s) to be used to understand DGF partner
OD needs.
Drive execution of Learning & Development core
and critical initiatives in IPs e.g. strategy formation, systems development,
organizational structures, leadership and management, resources mobilisation
and human resource management and hereunder specific capacity building
Provide lead technical direction / technical
assistance in design and planning for capacity related activities for IPs.
If identified as part of the OD methodology,
facilitate training events using adult learning principles and practices;
demonstrates the ability to utilize a range of targeted knowledge- and
skill-building programs/courses supporting employee training and development.
With the PLMs, ensure relevant communities of
practice are developed and strengthened through identification of learning
opportunities to ensure professional expertise and advice on all aspects of
knowledge management as required.
Keep up-to-date with regional developments in
capacity development/ civil society strengthening.
Review relevant reports, evaluations and other
internal and external resources as necessary to improve program design and

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a university
degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Organizational Development or
other relevant field. Advanced degree preferred.
At least five years in managing or providing
technical guidance to civil society strengthening or capacity development
programmes and strategic OD interfacing with CSOs.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate work within
the organization and within a partner’s organization.
Previous experience in organizational capacity
assessments and evaluations – developing tools, implementing, development of
capacity development plans, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in
using OD / capacity assessment tools and institutional strengthening plans.
Strong understanding of existing OD services
within Uganda and the ability to determine the best way to provide support to
Experience in developing trainings for a broad
range of CSOs (nascent to experienced) that cover a broad range of OD areas.
Experience in adult learning principles and
Resilience – working well under pressure and
ability to manage multiple priorities
Attention to detail and ability to produce high
quality work.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates must send their
applications enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates
along with the names and contacts of three referees. Applications should be
sent by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail to The Director Executive
Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Center, Kampala
Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 0393 265028/9, 0414-231204/206
Email: (Please include the title of the position
for which you are applying in the subject line of the email).
Deadline: 30th
October 2017 by 5:00pm
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