Non-profit Careers – Programme Officer – Civic and Voter Education at Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About DGF:
Eight of Uganda’s international
Development Partners have established a joint Democratic Governance Facility
(DGF) to manage coherent, harmonized and coordinated multi-donor support to
state and non-state actors aimed at enhancing democratic governance in Uganda.
It  is based upon three components:
Deepening Democracy; Rights, Justice and Peace; and Voice & Accountability.
Job Summary: The
Programme Officer – Civic and Voter Education will be responsible for the
increase in Ugandan women and men’s knowledge and information of their civic
rights and responsibilities to enable them to actively participate in
democratic processes, particularly elections.The Programme Officer (PO) will
take a lead role in managing DGF’s relations with existing civic education partners,ensuring
that projects remain on track, actively monitoring implementation and promoting
mutual learning and sharing of best practices. In particular, the PO will
report on achievements and shortcomings of the civic education programme
against the DGF objectives and logframe indicators. The PO will coordinate and
facilitate the independent external evaluation of the civic education programme
that is scheduled to take place in January and February 2015, ensuring that
results are disseminated and recommendations integrated into the planning for
voter education and engagement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Responsible for the general
management of civic and voter education partnerships:
Actively promote information sharing and
mutual learning among partners, and between civic and voter education
interventions and other related DGF-support projects, in particular those
around elections (media and public debate, electoral observation, support to
the Electoral Commission etc).
2. Monitoring and Evaluation: Undertake regular field visits to partners to
accompany and monitor activity implementation, project progress and achievement of milestones and
targets as per the projects’ log frames and monitoring frameworks;
3. Context analysis and
stakeholder relations:
Propose
possible adjustments to voter education and engagement interventions, in line
with DGF objectives, strategies and available resources, particularly as the
2016 electoral campaign progresses.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold advanced academic qualifications relevant to
    the position, preferably at Masters’ level, particularly in the areas of
    education, communication for development and social change, non-for-profit
    management, development studies, law, human rights and/or political
    science.
  • Additional
    qualifications in project and program management & administration,
    financial management, monitoring and evaluation or related topics would be
    a distinct advantage.
  • At
    least five years’ experience and well documented good track record in program management,  capacity development, civic
    and/or voter education programming, adult education and/or communication
    for development at management level, preferably in the area of governance,
    human rights and/or accountability.
  • Significant
    experience in grant-making, partnerships and capacity building.
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send an
application letter and a CV along with the contacts of three professional
referees to: The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond
Trust Building, Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by courier or email:
reception@futureoptionsug.com
Deadline: 29th November 2014 by 5PM
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