Deputy Programme Manager Job Vacancy at Department for International Development (DFID)

Reports to: Programme Manager
The Department for International Development (DFID) is leading the British Government’s fight against world poverty.
Our client DFID Uganda seeks to recruit a dynamic and adaptable individual to join its Country team. DFID Uganda is seeking a resourceful, experienced professional to fill in the following job vacancy.
Job Purpose: To deliver and administer programmes in support of DFID Uganda’s strategic objectives which include contributing to policy discussions, the influencing agenda and meeting corporate communications and reporting requirements.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Make contributions to strategic level policy discussions.
·         Effectively manage a range of large and complex programmes, ensuring results and value for money.
·         Effectively use DFID systems to manage projects, monitor progress and risks, evaluate and report on project results.
·         Contribute to the design and appraisal of new projects/programmes and provide procedural guidance in accordance with DFID procedures.
·         Manage all operational/implementation aspects of programme management, determine priorities and agree on ways of working with lead advisers.
·         Attend conferences, workshops and meetings on behalf of/in the absence of Lead Adviser and clarify DFID’s policy objectives when required.
·         Provide information to the Departmental Finance Officer that will feed into financial corporate returns and operate DFID Finance systems accurately and on a timely basis.
·         Ensure all information on the DFID system for the projects managed is accurate and can be easily understood.
·         Work closely with the wider programme management team to provide inputs and advice when required.
·         Work closely with the Government of Uganda and other development partners in-country to identify problems or obstacles and develop and implement practical solutions.
·         Ensure and Support Communications and Corporate Compliance.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·         A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration or equivalent.
Preferred:  Qualifications in Project Management and Administration.
·         A Minimum of 5 years experience managing Programmes or projects.
Knowledge and Skills:
·         Excellent knowledge of Project Cycle Management
·         Strong financial management knowledge and experience.
·         Ability to work effectively as part of a team to deliver results.
·         Ability to see through delegated decisions.
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         A self-starter
·         Knowledge of the Growth or Wealth Creation Sectors
·         DFID Key
·         Planning and Delivery of Work
·         Analysis and use of information
·         Communicating with Others
·         Working with Others
·         Decision Making.
How to apply: 
DFID is an accredited investor in people and is committed to supporting its staff to achieve their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and professional development for the successful candidate, along with an attractive remuneration package. The work environment is dynamic and busy but pleasant.
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability.
For more information about this vacancy and the work of DFID in Uganda visit:
Note: To apply please fill in the application form and the Positive Action Approach form which are available on the DFID Uganda.
To apply please fill in the application form and the Positive Action Approach form which are available on the DFID UgandA.
The completed forms must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV with the names and contact information of 3 work related referees.
Hand-deliver the application to the aikan offices or email them as attachments to  (Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB).
Closing date for submission is 4:30pm on Friday, 24th August, 2012 While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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