International NGO Jobs – Head of Programme at DanChurchAid (DCA)

Organisation: DanChurchAid (DCA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Regional Representative
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based Danish INGO working closely wiih
church-based as well as secular NGOs in Uganda. DanChurchAid has supported
emergency relief and development programmes in Uganda – including Karamoja,
since 1979. DanChurchAid works with partner organisations through a
gender-inclusive rights-based approach.
Job Summary:  The
DanChurchAid Head of Programme will ensure the leadership and coordination of
implementation of DCA programmes in the Great Lakes region, which includes four
areas of focus: active citizenship, right to food, SRHR as well as humanitarian
response. The programmes are composed of projects implemented by currently 20
local partner organisations. The DCA programmes are currently under revision
and the Head of Programme will play a key role in the design of the new country
programme. The Head of Programme will also supervise and support the programme
staff in all aspects of the programme development and implementation, and will
be part of the Regional Office management team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build a strong programme team by providing
    support in the form of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching
    and supervision to all programme staff.
  • Work closely with the programme team and
    other colleagues, support organisational development of partner
    organisations, facilitate training and enhance quality of project design,
    implementation and management, as well as compliance to back donor
  • Ensure that synergies and lessons learned
    are shared and used within and across the different objectives of the
  • Actively coordinate the development and
    implementation of the DCA Country Programme in close cooperation with the
    Regional Representative and the programme officers.
  • Provide quality assurance of all programme
    and project work, including development of project proposals, fundraising
    and reporting to back donors in accordance with DCA policies and procedures.
  • Secure a strong mainstreaming of
    rights-based approach, accountability and gender equality perspectives
    within the programme and projects.
  • Maintain an overview of DCA partnership
    portfolio as well as of DCA work with partners on accountability and
    transparency commitments (HAP/Core Humanitarian Standard).
  • Actively contribute to further
    programmatic / structural integration of the ACT Alliance Uganda Forum.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbent should possess a good
    Master’s degree in a field relevant to DCA’s work
  • Ten or more years’ experience working with
    international development programmes.
  • Past experience with emergency response
    and/or advocacy is an asset.
  • Significant experience in leading,
    coaching, coordinating and supervising a team.
  • Proven capacity to prioritize tasks, plan
    and organize team efforts to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills, and experience in working with a partner based approach.
  • Excellent analytical skills and capacity
    for strategic planning.
  • Past experience, both theoretically and in
    practice, in project cycle management, mainstreaming gender equality,
    applying rights- based approach and promoting accountability mechanisms.
  • Be patient, flexible, pro-active, self-motivated
    and able to work independently.
  • The incumbent should have these management
    values of being Respectful, Participatory, Strategic and Vision driven,
    Efficient and Accountable.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to e-mail their updated CVs and
cover letters to the address below. Please clearly mark in subject field or on
envelope: “DCA Head of Programme.”
People Performance Group, Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405,
Kampala Uganda
NB: Attachments must not fill more than 2 MB.
Deadline: 3rd May, 2015
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