Head of Programme Non-profit Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:        Head of Programme
Organization: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and
development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA
has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years,
working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT
Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security,
humanitarian response, and civil society development.
Job Summary: The Head of
Programme will coordinate programme and project activities, achieve programme
objectives and maximize synergy. The Head of Programme is part of the
management team at the country office and has joint responsibility with the
Country Director for strategic development and fundraising. The Head of
Programme plays a key role in quality assurance and smooth implementation of
the country programme. The Head of Programme has the responsibility for
management of the programme team, delegates work and ensures that policies,
formats, procedures and systems are known and implemented correctly. The Head
of Programme is overall responsible for meeting internal and external
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
People Management:
Supervise and manage the Programme Team, through
mentoring, dialogue and capacity development.
Make sure that deadlines are met and procedures
(policies, guidelines and formats inclusive of risk management) are followed.
Plan and prioritise work in the Programme team
and ensure clear division of labour between employees on the team.
Management Team member
Member of the country office management team
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Actively contribute to development of
strategies, policies and annual planning.
Programme and project planning, implementation
and finalisation
Overall responsible for the timely
implementation of the Country Programme in accordance with the DCA Programme
and Project Manual.
Support and supervise project employees in
country programme and project planning, implementation and finalisation, with a
specific focus on quality and learning.
Ensure implementation of crosscutting
commitments (Gender, RBA, Religion and Development etc.) and synergy within the
country programme and across projects.
Humanitarian Action
Ensure proactive humanitarian response capacity
through direct implementation and working with partners – specifically on cash
transfer capacity and use of mobile technology -, and that humanitarian
projects are implemented rapidly to Save Lives. Where possible ensure link to
development activities in the Country Programme.
Act as the focal point for Core Humanitarian
Standards in the country office
Ensure DCA participation in UN clusters and
response network.
Networking, Advocacy and lobby
Actively participate in relevant networks,
including the ACT Alliance and the ACT Forum Nationally/Regionally, working
groups, donor meetings etc.
Support and supervise project staffs active
engagement and contribution to DCA global advocacy as well as partner’s
advocacy efforts as per Country Programme objectives and DCA International
Fundraising/Proposal Development: 
Work in close cooperation with the global funding officer lead
the programme team in developing innovative and relevant project
ideas/proposals, which respond to community needs and donor interests.
Programme Budget/ Financial management”
With input from the finance team, ensure
programme/project budget consumption is on track, regularly updated and reflect
programme decisions.
Monitor programme financial consumption in
collaboration with POs and FO.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in development studies, peace and reconciliation, emergency response or
a related field.
A minimum of eight years of relevant experience
at senior management level.
Thorough theoretical and practical experience
managing development programmes within the sectors of Right to Food and Active
Citizenship. Experience with direct implementation in humanitarian response,
including cash-based interventions and digital solutions.
Confirmed experience, both theoretically and in
practice, in project cycle management, mainstreaming gender equality, applying
rights-based approach and promoting accountability mechanisms.
Broad working knowledge and experience of
advocacy and networking.
Excellent interpersonal and communication
skills, and experience in working with partners – both civil society and
private sector.
Strong analytical skills and capacity for
strategic planning.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
handwritten applications with a detailed CV indicating email and phone
contacts, copies (not originals) of academic and work certificates, indicating
a minimum of three professional referees to the email below.
E-mail to: application@ppg.co.ug
Deadline: 1st
December 2017
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