Program Manager Democratic Governance Employment Opportunity – ActionAid

Organisation: ActionAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programs
and Policy Director
About US:
ActionAid is an
International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia,
Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve
social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people
living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s
organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.
Job Summary:  The Programme Manager – Democratic Governance
will lead the design, development and implementation of Programmes and projects
in people’s action for democratic governance in accordance with the 5th
Strategy Paper and overall ActionAid Uganda aspirations, policies and goals.
This role will strengthen AAU in Programme development for the thematic area,
build staff and partner capacity along the thematic area, mobilise resource and
grow the program, create synergies with other thematic areas and ensure
rootedness and connectedness of the theme issues from local, national, to
regional and international. The role is expected to identify issues within the
thematic area that need policy influencing and engagement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the ActionAid Program Manager Democratic
    Governance job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Humanities
    or any other related field
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification and training in human
    rights-based approaches, law, human empowerment , democracy and governance
    is an added advantage.
  • At least six years of relevant work experience three of these should
    have been at similar managerial level in a reputable organisation.
  • Experience in managing social accountability and advocacy for people-centred service delivery programmes
  • Experience with anti-corruption and budget advocacy campaigns
  • Feminist analysis and programming
  • Gender and women rights analysis and programming 
  • Extensive knowledge in proposal development
  • Programme development and design skills
  • Networking and coalition/movement building
  • Critical writing and analysis
  • Research and data management techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Research, policy analysis, advocacy and campaigning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • People management and transformative leadership skills
  • Ability to manage partnerships through technical guidance and
    capacity building
  • Ability to establish critical working relationships
  • Ability to promote and safeguard AAU policies
  • Ability to conduct power analysis
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies
of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which
shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be
hand delivered or sent by email to addressed to:
The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda
Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box
676 Kampala. Uganda.
All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in
the subject line.
Deadline:  21st December 2018
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