Programme Manager – Civic & Political Affairs Job Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)




Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Component
Manager
About DGF:
Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established by eight of Uganda’s
International Development Partners including Austria, Denmark, EU, Ireland,
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK 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 – Civic & Political Affairs will be tasked with reviewing project
proposals, monitoring partner project implementation and providing timely
technical support and quality assurance to implementing partners.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide a contextual analysis of national and
international key developments in the Civic and political affairs sector and
recommend best practices to be adopted
·        
Actively contribute to the design of calls for
proposals, review the submitted proposals and select competent partners for
funding under the sector in line with DGF terms and conditions
·        
The incumbent will receive, review and monitor
partner work plans and budgets and ensure compliance to DGF financial and
programmatic guidelines
·        
Regularly monitor and evaluate partner project
implementation and provide technical guidance and quality assurance to partners
regarding implementation of the projects
·        
Manage the disbursements of funds to partners
and review their financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF partner
financial guidelines
·        
Carry out partner needs’ assessment and design
strategies for building the capacity of civic & voter education partners in
the relevant thematic area
·        
Receive, record and review partner progress
reports as well as provide feedback to partners regarding the performance of
their projects
·        
Provide guidance to Component Manager/Deputy
Component Manager on the program interventions as well as programmatic
direction
·        
Build and maintain functional working
relationships with key stakeholders including state and non-state partners
·        
Prepare annual and quarterly work plans for the
subcomponent and report on the sub component’s performance in line with the DGF
log frame
·        
Actively promote and monitor the mainstreaming
of crosscutting issues such as gender equality into the activities of
implementing partners.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate must hold an advanced
University degree in Political Science, Law, Human Rights or any other relevant
field
·        
Additional training in Project planning and
management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation
·        
At least five years’ experience working with
Political Parties, Civil Society Organisations
·        
Excellent track record of maintaining
constructive relations with partners and managing financial and technical
support
·        
Competencies: Result-Based
Management, programme design and implementation, capacity development,
organisational development and Monitoring and evaluation, Strategy &
Planning, Leadership & Team building, Collaboration & Partnership,
Decision Making, Contract Management & Budgeting, Program Knowledge, Reporting
& Documentation
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with updated curriculum
vita including 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 via email to: 
reception@futureoptionsug.com
NB: Please include the
title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the
email.
Deadline: 28th October 2016 by
5:00pm
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