Associate Job Careers – CivSource Africa

Job Title:      Associate
Organization: CivSource
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Associate
About US:
CivSource Africa
will help support and mediate the relationships between donors and African
civil society. They promote philanthropy that is well-informed and responsive
to the needs of African civil society, while meeting donor
requirements.  CivSource Africa will also support efforts of
strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of African civil society
Job Summary:  The Associate will support the set-up of the
CivFund. In addition, s/he will be responsible for the development and
implementation of interventions under the CivFund that will largely focus on
strengthening civil society efforts to more effectively champion human rights
and social justice, as well as address obstacles to free participation. Working
closely with the Senior Associate, the Associate will keep abreast with
developments in the context related to funding and philanthropy (local and
international), as well as specific issues related to effective civil society
participation. The Associate may also be requested to present workshops and
seminars, take on special projects and other initiatives as required, develop
and manage relationships with colleagues and engage in other activities that
generally serve CivSource Africa’s mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Program development and planning providing thought leadership in
    thematic areas of focus, and contributing to development of annual and
    quarterly work plans.
  • Grants management: participate in the design of a system for grants
    management, and oversee the administration of grants to ensure accurate
    and efficient collection and reporting of grants data.
  • Program implementation and performance: Ensure implementation of
    programs and activities under your direct responsibility. Strive to
    implement activities in accordance with workplans in particular, ensure
    regular and consistent support to grantees including review of their
    proposals, reports and participating in their key events and/or
    activities. Provide reports and /or other forms of documentation and/or
    updates on activities as required.
  • Monitoring support to grantees: in coordination with colleagues on
    the program team, conduct due diligence and site visits for current and
    prospective grantee organisations; monitor the use of funds by current
    grantees; grant performance
  • Manage client relations on program issues: in close liaison with the
    Senior Associate, manage client relations related to your portfolio. This
    includes maintaining regular communication (e.g. through regular emails,
    conference calls and program reports), providing updates on the context
    and key program issues, providing critical feedback to international
    program staff on grant making decisions and recommendations; identifying
    and recommending grantees that align with clients’ programmatic
  • Exercise field leadership: by networking and collaborating with
    donors and NGOs working in relevant fields; attend relevant forums,
    meetings and conferences. Contribute to the development of the context
    tracker, situation analysis and other key CivSource Africa documents.
  • Networking and Alliance building: Build and maintain alliances and
    partnerships with other organizations. Engage and network with donors and
    NGOs working in relevant fields in Uganda; attend relevant forums,
    meetings and conferences that will enhance program quality

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven years of professional experience working in the fields of
    international development and/or human rights in Uganda;
  • Prior experience with grant making or grants management;
  • Ability to work across a range of programmatic issue areas; specific
    experience in the areas of human rights, economic development, women’s
    rights, reproductive health, and/or children’s rights a plus;
How to Apply:
Please send your CV
and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
People Performance
Plot B Kitante
Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405
Email to:
Deadline: 14th April 2019
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