NGO Jobs – Programme Manager for Youth Engagement at Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Component Manager
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 Manager for Youth Engagement will be responsible for the
implementation of the DGF’s Youth Strategy, in particular through the provision
of support to DGF partners working on youth issues and the mainstreaming of
youth concerns in other projects across the DGF. The Programme Manager will
take a lead role in managing DGF’s relations with partners focused on youth
issues, ensuring that projects are on track, actively monitoring implementation
and promoting mutual learning and sharing of best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical analysis of key
    developments affecting young people’s participation and representation in
    democratic governance processes.
  • Works closely with key stakeholders
    working on youth-related issues, particularly the Ministry of Gender,
    Labor and Social Development, the National Youth Council, CSOs/NGOs and
    other development partners.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of
    the DGF’s Youth Strategy and in the formulation of the DGF’s objectives
    and priorities on youth issues post 2016.
  • Ensure good working relationships with
    partner organisations aimed at sound project implementation.
  • Provide capacity development support to
    partners as/if needed.
  • Ensure that partners comply with the
    “Finance & Administration Manual” and “Partnership
    Manual” of the DGF during project implementation.
  • Actively promote information sharing and
    mutual learning among partners working on youth issues, and between
    youth-related interventions and other DGF-supported projects.
  • Report on the indicators, milestones and
    targets for youth interventions as per the DGF’s objectives and as
    specified in the DGF log frame.
  • In charge of monitoring project progress
    and achievement of milestones and targets as per the projects’ log frames
    and monitoring frameworks.
  • Ensure that a comprehensive evaluation of
    DGF’s youth-related interventions is carried out in a timely manner.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned
    career vacancy should hold an advanced degree, preferably at Masters’
    level, particularly in the areas of development studies, not- for-profit
    management, law, human rights and/or political science.
  • Qualifications in project and programme
    management & administration, financial management, monitoring and
    evaluation or related topics would be a distinct advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in
    working with young women and men and on the specific issues they face, preferably
    in the governance field and, successful track record in maintaining
    constructive relations with partners and managing financial and technical
  • Competencies of Results Based Management,
    Programme design and implementation, Capacity development and
    organisational development, Monitoring and Evaluation.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an application letter and a CV along with
the contacts of three professional referees to: The Director, Executive
Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building,
Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by courier or email to:
Deadline: 30th March 2015 by 5PM
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