Deputy Programme & Learning Manager (DPLM) Employment Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)


Job Title:    Deputy Programme &
Learning Manager (DPLM)

Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)

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 country. It is funded by Austria, Denmark, European Union, Ireland, the
Netherlands Norway and Sweden.


Job Summary:  The Deputy Programme & Learning Manager
(DPLM) will oversee the day-to-day management of the team of currently 5
Programme Managers and 1 project officer. S/he oversees the team’s interaction
with partners to ensure professional project development, implementation and
accountability. S/he provides advice and quality assurance regarding the
implementation of the thematic sphere 1 strategies, individual work plans and
team budgets in line with the Sphere strategic priorities. The DPLM is the line
manager of the Programme Managers (PM) and Programme Officer and provides
thematic expertise guidance to team members.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

direction and delegate responsibility to staff, provide ownership of tasks
while holding them accountable. Give performance feedback to the Program
Managers and Programme Officer(s) and ensure that they are motivated and
competent to perform according to expectations

communication at all times with the PLM on all activities, issues, plans,
needs, etc. within the sphere

that the sphere unit is working closely with the Corporate Capability Unit to
identify needs, coordinate support to partners, and plan. With the
Organizational Development Advisor, ensure that partner needs assessment /
organizational capacity assessments are conducted and ensure strategies for
building the capacity of partners in the relevant thematic areas are designed.
With the gender and youth advisor, ensure application of gender and youth
strategies and gender focus in Sphere 1 interventions by DGF and its partners.

work with the DPLMs and PLMs of the other two spheres to ensure coordination of
work, especially that which crosses spheres and support to partners which may
be managed under an PM under one sphere but which have activities under
multiple spheres

technical assistance and support to the PMs and implementing partners in areas
related to government responsiveness


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold an advanced university degree in a relevant subject
(human rights, political science, development studies, law, management, public
administration, peace & conflict studies, or related area)

At least
seven years of experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in the
delivery of governance sector programmes

skills and representational capabilities are essential as well as demonstrated
competencies in team management


How to Apply:

Please email your
Application letter, Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses, and
telephone contact details of three (3) work related referees to,

Please clearly
indicate the Job title in the email subject line. Do not attach academic

Address your
applications to;


The Head of

Governance Facility,

P. O. Box 8772, Kampala
– Uganda.


Deadline: 3rd January 2021 


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