Earn over 64m as Programme Manager – Women’s Empowerment at Trócaire

Manager – Women’s Empowerment

Organisation: Trócaire

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 64,628,902
to UGX 95,052,741

Reports to:
Programme Director

About US:

Trócaire is one of
Ireland’s leading INGO’s, with over 40 years’ of experience in international
development. Trócaire works through a partnership approach and is a member of
worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the
history of the organisation as we continue to roll out our most recent
strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin planning for beyond this period.

Job Summary:  The role of the Programme Manager – Women’s
Empowerment is to provide overall direction and management to the Uganda
Women’s Empowerment Programme. There is a strong focus on the providing
capacity building support to partners especially in the areas of SASA! Faith,
response and advocacy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management and Development

  • Lead and assume accountability for the successful delivery of
    outcome 3.2 of Trócaire’s Strategic Plan and respective delivery of
    related outcomes in the different projects funded by Trócaire, Irish Aid
    or external institutional donors.
  • Work in close collaboration with relevant staff and partners,
    responsible for the effective design, implementation, monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting on all grants and overall programme, in line with
    agreed standards and donor requirements;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Advisor manage programme M&E
    through implementation of results frameworks and logic models, risk
    matrix, monitoring plan and evaluation processes.
  • Actively research areas for innovation and incorporate areas of
    innovation into proposal processes.
  • Promote, capture and disseminate learning from partners and
    programmes, and ensure that this informs future programme development;
  • Contribute proactively to the successful implementation of
    integrated programming in Uganda.
  • Provide regular updates on programme to relevant Trócaire teams at
  • Ensure accurate records for the programme maintained in line with
    Trócaire and donor guidelines.

Programme Quality

  • Provide high quality technical advice/support/ and capacity building
    to partners on SGBV, gender equality, and gender transformative
  • Lead on the technical quality of the country programme in terms of
    women’s empowerment in accordance with the Trócaire’s Global Framework on
    Women’s Empowerment through phased approaches, the use of best practice
    programming principles, models and methodologies, and overall leveling up
    of programming over time.
  • Provide technical support to staff and partners on SGBV advocacy
    including when required provision of formal training.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Officer – Women’s Empowerment,
    provide technical support to staff and partners on SASA Faith including
    when required provision of formal training. Adjust methodology in line
    with needs of different target groups (including survivors of SGBV, men,
    boys and girls).
  • Provide technical support to staff and partners on women’s
    empowerment especially in terms of how to integration Women’s empowerment
    as a process in the Resource Use and Rights Programme and Humanitarian
    Response Programmes.
  • Lead on the delivery of thematic programmatic research and ensuring
    the recommendations of research projects are incorporated into country
  • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of SGBV, women’s
    empowerment and gender issues in Uganda and regionally, in line with all
    thematic areas of Trócaire’s country strategic plan.
  • Provide training and learning opportunities for staff on Women’s
  • Keep up-to-date with issues and trends, with regard to and Women’s

Managing effective
relationships with partners

  • Develop, nurture and manage relationships with Trócaire’s partner
    organisations in line with the principles and standards set in our
    Partnership Policy, guidance and tools, and in agreement with the
    Programme Manager;
  • Actively manage a portfolio of partner organisations, including
    partner communication, contracts and information management.
  • Support accountable and strategic relationships with partners and
    enhancing partner capacity at an institutional and programmatic level
  • Lead in rolling out a Partner Capacity Assessment process with
    partners and support them in addressing identified capacity needs.
  • Promote and support partners’ adherence to jointly agreed
    accountability, safeguarding participants, and other standards, as these
  • Review and critically assess project and programme proposals on a
    timely basis to guarantee timely disbursement of funds.
  • Monitor ongoing implementation of partner projects through quarterly
    field visits and learning activities.
  • Offer timely review and provide feedback to partners on all reports.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Advisor support partners to have
    effective results-based M&E systems in place to gather, manage and
    analyse quality gender-sensitive data to assess project progress and
    programme impact which will contribute to quality reporting, increased
    accountability, strengthened visibility and continual programme
  • Consider new partnerships that ensure creative and dynamic
    programming through new contacts and field visits with a focus on
    cultivating partnerships with women led organisations.
  • In collaboration with the CMT conduct biannual partner portfolio
  • File all Trócaire monitoring reports and partner documentation on
    the Salesforce in a timely, consistent and organized manner.

Programme Finance

  • In collaboration with the Programme Accountants, prepare manage and
    monitor grant and partner budgets and ensure timely budget expenditure and
    value for money ensuring compliance with financial norms and standards.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Accountants ensure timely transfers
    to Partners in accordance with agreed Trócaire standards.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Accountant support the
    commission and management of audits for grants and projects.
  • Develop relevant grant risk registers and monitor them in
    conjunction with the CMT.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Accountant, ensure that all
    project files are complete with no missing finance / programme documents

Representation with
Internal and External Actors

  • In collaboration with the CD and/or PM, develop, nurture and sustain
    relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders,
    including local government, national networks and other agencies working
    in/on Uganda This will include other Caritas/CIDSE agencies;
  • In collaboration with the CD, BDGM and/or PM, develop, nurture and
    sustain relationships with relevant bi-lateral agencies and multi-lateral
    agencies seeking opportunities for programme funding, where applicable;
  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the
    programme is well understood, and that information is available for
    fundraising and other communication, including publications, media
    briefings, education, etc. This includes within Uganda to promote
    integration and with the wider organisation. This may involve participation
    in sessions/events with technical advisors, working groups, etc., as
    agreed with the relevant manager.

Staff Management

  • Lead on the recruitment of all staff in the Women’s Empowerment team
    and support other recruitments in Trócaire Uganda.
  • Manage the Women’s Empowerment staff (currently 1 Programme Officer)
    using Trócaire’s performance management system, ensuring team members are
    clear on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop staff capacities, by jointly identifying needs, developing
    plans to strengthen capacities, and identifying sources of support.
  • Actively manage staff to ensure annual and monthly plans are
    developed and followed that are in line with the programme and CSP needs.
  • Manage relationships and maintain oversight of consultancies and
    technical partners.

Communications and

  • Promote, capture and disseminate learning from partners and
    programmes, and ensure that this informs future programme development e.g.
    case studies, photos, testimonies.
  • Contribute, where appropriate, to advocacy and information work in
    support of Trócaire and partners efforts, with relevant stakeholders in
    the country or globally.


  • Participate in planning and review meetings.
  • Any other tasks which may, in the opinion of the Programme Director
    be appropriate for this level of responsibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold a third level qualification in: Social
    Science, Development Studies, or a related area.
  • At least five years of working in an international or local
    organisation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Minimum three years of working in working in Gender, GBV prevention
    and response, social behaviour change approaches, and women’s economic
  • Experience in gender analysis/gender mainstreaming.
  • Experience of working in a partnership arrangement with civil
    society organisations and the use of participatory approaches to
  • Excellent writing skills with proven experience in designing and
    writing strategies.
  • Gender analysis/mainstreaming skills.
  • Proven results-based management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills,
    particularly in promoting organisational learning.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and problem-solving
  • Good financial skills, particularly in designing and managing
  • Excellent report writing skills and an aptitude for designing
    projects and proposals.
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Data Analysis skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and
    with internet/email.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to gender equality and an ability to
    influence and engage others to support gender issues.
  • Capable of working efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.


  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area is desirable, or
    significant experience beyond that outlined above.
  • Experience of working with faith based institutions
  • Experience of designing and managing grants for key institutional
  • Excellent research, analytical and critical evaluation skills.
  • Digital data collection skills
  • Spoken Acholi, Ateso and/or Kumam

NB: This
position is open to Ugandan nationals or those with the right to work in Uganda

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 28th August 2019

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