Programme Manager- Upholding Human Rights Employment Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Programme
and Learning 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- Upholding Human Rights primarily reviews project proposals, monitors
partner project implementation and provides technical support and quality
assurance to implementing partners.
Key Duties and
Develop and update the ‘Upholding Human Rights’
Area of Intervention (AoI) theory of change and logical framework and align it
with the overall DGF logical framework and theory of change.
Provide a contextual analysis of local, national
and international key developments in the Human Rights sector and recommend
best practices to be adopted.
Participate in designing calls for proposals,
reviewing the submitted proposals and 
budgets; and select competent partners for funding under the Human
Rights AoI specifically, and within Spheres 1-3 (as and when called upon), in
line with DGF terms and conditions.
Receive record and review partner narrative and
financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF partner financial guidelines;
provide feedback to partners regarding the performance of their projects and
oversee disbursements of funds to partners.
Receive, review and monitor partner work plans
and budgets and ensure compliance to DGF financial and programmatic guidelines.
Monitor and evaluate partner project
implementation and provide technical guidance and quality assurance to partners
regarding implementation of the projects.
Conduct partner needs assessments and design
strategies for building the capacity of partners in the relevant thematic area.
Provide advice and updates to the Deputy
Programme and Learning Manager and Programme Learning 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
AoI and report on the sub component’s performance in line with the DGF log
Document and keep track of the performance,
achievements and results of partners in the AoI; and prepare periodic reports
to DGF on the performance, achievements and results of partners in the AoI
Ensure continuous reflection and learning
amongst partners in the AoI; and support identification of needs and learning
amongst DGF partners in all the spheres on areas related to human rights.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a good university
degree in a relevant subject e.g. areas of law, political science, social
science, development studies or related area. An advanced degree preferred.
At least five years’ experience working with
governance issues, government/ state institutions and civil society
Previous exposure and experience in project
planning and management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.
Track record of maintaining constructive
relations with partners and managing financial and technical support.
Competencies of result based management,
programme design and implementation, budget development, capacity development/
organizational development, monitoring and evaluation, and Good knowledge of
Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation approaches.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Systematic and structured approach to work.
Results-oriented and resilient – working well
under pressure; and delivers results with minimum supervision.
Keen attention to detail and ability to produce
high quality work.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates must send their
applications enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates
along with the names and contacts of three referees. Applications should be
sent by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail to The Director Executive
Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Center, Kampala
Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 0393 265028/9, 0414-231204/206 Email: (Please include the title of the position for
which you are applying in the subject line of the email).
Deadline: 30th
October 2017 by 5:00pm
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