Programme Manager Job Placement – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Job Title:  Programme Manager
Organisation:  Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Reports to: Deputy
Programme and Learning Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF) is a multi-donor funding mechanism aimed at
strengthening governance, promoting and protecting human rights, enhancing access
to justice, and improving accountability in Uganda by working with state and
non—state institutions at national, regional and district levels throughout the
Job Summary:  The Programme Manager is expected to have
strong capability in supporting state and non- state actors in promoting
democratic governance work in Uganda. The Programme Manager will participate in
relevant programme analytical work; project proposal and budget development;
monitoring partner project implementation and providing technical support; and
ensuring quality assurance to the DGF supported work of the implementing
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and update the theory of change for high level outcome 1
    “strengthened democratic processes that respond to citizens’ rights”
    and align it with the overall DGF results framework and theory of change.
  • Provide a contextual analysis of national and international key
    developments related to civic and political affairs and recommend best
    practices to be adopted.
  • Contribute to the design of calls for proposals; participate in
    review of submitted proposals and selection of competent partners for
    funding in line with DGF terms and conditions.
  • Oversee the disbursements of funds to partners and review their
    financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF partner financial
  • Monitor and provide support to partner project implementation
  • Manage the relationship between DGF and lPs. including ensuring
    consistency in interaction/ messaging and support across all teams.
  • Assist the Organizational Development Advisor and relevant subject
    matter experts in conducting partner organizational assessment and design
    strategies for building the capacity of partners in the relevant areas.
  • Review partner’s procurement requests in a timely manner to ensure
    they adhere to DGF procedures.
  • Provide advice to the Programme & Learning Manager (PLM) and
    DPLM on the interventions as well as Sphere direction.
  • Build and maintain robust working relationships with key
    stakeholders including state and non-state partners.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans for
    the Sphere and report in line with the DGF results framework and M&E
  • Promote and monitor the mainstreaming of crosscutting issues such as
    gender and youth into the activities of implementing partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced University degree in Political
    Science, Social Science, Law, Development studies, Human Rights or related
  • Experience in project planning and management, financial management,
    monitoring and evaluation. Experience in managing (sub) grants to national
    state institutions and national NGOs preferred.
  • At least five years of experience of analysing and working with
    governance issues, relevant government/state institutions, political
    parties, and civil society organizations.
  • Track record of maintaining constructive relations with partners and
    managing financial and technical support.
  • Competencies of result based management, programme design and
    implementation, budget development, capacity developmentl organisational
    development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong governance subject matter analytical capacity, Strategic
    Planning, Leadership & Team building, Collaboration & Partnership,
    Strong Decision Making, Contract Management & Budgeting, Programme
    Knowledge and Reporting & Documentation.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters with three work- related
referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications should be marked:
“Programme Manager – DGF”. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be
People Performance
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O. Box 12405
Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 20th July 2018 by 5pm
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