Social Work Jobs – Programme Officer at Diakonia

Job Title: Programme

Duty Station: Karamoja or
Acholiland, Uganda
Reports to: Country

About Diakonia:
is a Swedish development organization working together with local partners for
a sustainable change for the most vulnerable people of the world. In Uganda,
Diakonia works mainly in the North Eastern Karamoja region, focusing on
improving the living standards of the most vulnerable people. Diakonia also has
strategic relations with civil society organizations in the capital Kampala,
and in other parts of Northern and North Eastern Uganda.

Job Summary: The Job holder
facilitate the
technical development of the capacities of Diakonia partners who are based in Karamoja
and or/ Northern Uganda.

Key Duties and
  • Make
    and ensure the implementation of programme activity plans
  • Make
    reports to the Senior Program officer on monthly, half annual and annual
    basis and make appropriate recommendations on the programme’s progress and
    further development.
  • Provide
    and/or coordinate technical support in Diakonia’s thematic areas, on a
    general level, to partner organizations, but more specifically towards the
    enhancement of their planning, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
    skills and practices.
  • Conduct
    regular monitoring and occasional evaluations of partner organizations
  • Assess
    proposals, work plans, and reports from partner organisations and
    recommend action
  • Co-ordinate
    partner consultation meetings for the purpose of information sharing and
  • Make
    terms of reference for consultants and other capacity building providers
    and liaise with consultants and manage the quality of their work, in
    consultation with other program staff.
  • Perform
    general administration and financial procedures of the programme, key of
    which will be ensuring that the program handling system is constantly
  • Liaise
    with Finance and Administration staff in regard to programme budgets and
  • Co-operate
    with like-minded organisations and stakeholders and participate in field
    based co-ordination meetings
  • Perform
    all other tasks in relation to the project as delegated by the Country
    representative and Senior Programme officer.
Qualifications, Skills
and Experience:
  • A
    bachelor’s degree in the humanities, education, development studies or any
    other relevant field.
  • A
    minimum of three years program management experience in a busy
    multicultural Non Governmental human rights organisation.
  • Experience
    working with rights based and conflict sensitive programming and providing
    technical support to local NGOs in programme/project management is
  • Additional
    training in project planning and management, rights based programming,
    monitoring and evaluation, communication and organizational development
    are key requisites for the job.
How to apply: 
send your CV, cover letter, with 3 work-related referees, and copies of
certificates/testimonials, to the address or e-mail below. All applications
shall be clearly marked: ‘DIAKONIA-Programme Officer’ or ‘DIAKONIA-Accounts
Officer. E-mails must not exceed 2MB. For detailed job description, visit and search for the position

Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala

Deadline: Monday 29th
April 2013 at 5 PM

we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic

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