Field Program Manager Job Placement – International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Job Title:    Field Program Manager
Organisation: International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Funding Source: Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Manager
About US:
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables
governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to
promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We
contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can
live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.
About Program:
IDLO, with the financial support of the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is currently undertaking the inception of
a 5-year Community Justice Program (CJP) that seeks to enhance the
accessibility, quality and sustainability of justice services delivered for
rural, vulnerable and marginalised communities in Uganda. The CJP, to be
rolled-out once the country office set-up is completed, will focus on
legally-empowering grassroots communities, and enhancing the capacity of duty
bearers at the community level to provide the most vulnerable and marginalised
citizens with quality legal knowledge and legal aid to uphold their basic
rights, challenge their grievances in an equitable manner, and obtain effective
justice remedy and reparation or compensation from both formal and informal
justice mechanisms.
Job Summary: The Field
Program Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management:
  • Manage
    the day-to-day prog
    ram implementation and issues, including: work
    planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, and ensure that
    all phases of the project are consistent with the project design and
    delivery schedule;
  • Oversee
    the timely identification and screening of program contractors and
    employees as well as the processing of contracts and review of
  • Supervise
    the preparation, organization and implementation of programmatic
    activities, including ove
    rseeing CJP’s events.
  • Oversee
    the review, selection and contracting of sub-grants;
  • Ensure
    the maintenance of a database of all CJP sub-grants including funding
    applications, pre-screening reports, pre-grant assessments, funding
    approval reports/minutes
    , progress reports and sub-grants
    disbursements, etc.
  • Supervise
    the implementation of supported interventions by state institutions within
    JLOS including ensuring effective coordination with the JLOS Secretariat,
    submission and approval of CJP-related JL
    OS Annual Workplans and
    provision of timely support to JLOS institutions in line with the
  • Effectively
    lead the team by providing clear direction, addressing development, and
    performance management through ongoing dialogue, and mentoring; foste
    a teamwork approach in meeting objectives and goals; address possible
    conflicts in a positive and constructive manner; encourage initiative and
    maintain effective working relationships within a multi-cultural setting.
  • Coordination
    of work and inform
    ation between IDLO headquarters and the country
    office with regard to the CJP.
  • Manage
    all aspects of CJP internal and donor reporting including drafting and
    provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission
    of financial and narrat
    ive reports; highlighting the value and
    impact the program/activity brings.
  • Identify
    project and team successes and lead documentation for internal and
    external information sharing.
  • Serve
    as the primary focal point between IDLO and the experts engaged
    IDLO for the implementation of the CJP, including ensuring that their
    deliverables are within the framework of the IDLO’s strategic objectives,
    donor policies and agreed program of work;
Program Budgeting and Resources Management:
  • Collaborate
    and co
    mmunicate regularly with the IDLO HQ Finance Department and
    HQ program counterpart in order to build accurate financial forecasts,
    including reviewing financial reports and identifying areas of overor
    under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues;
  • Ensure
    effective adherence to the IDLO policies in all aspects of CJP-related
    procurement including ensuring the establishment and implementation of the
    CJP Annual Procurement Plan.
  • Conduct
    research on legal, political, social, and eco
    nomic events, trends,
    and/or developments relating to the program; respond to internal and
    external requests for such research;
  • Supervise
    any desk research carried out by the Program team for purposes of input
    into the development of new proposals, conce
    pt notes, briefing
    notes, summary status reports, donor narrative reports, and mission
Program Representation:
  • Represent
    IDLO in program events, and under the guidance of the supervisor, build
    relationships with donors, UN agencies, gover
    nment institutions;
    CSO’s and other stakeholders in the rule of law field, through meeting and
    the preparation of reports and briefs;
  • Serve
    as the primary coordinator for IDLO with beneficiaries, JLOS and other
    external stakeholders that are implementing
    CJP projects in Uganda;
  • Under
    the guidance of the Supervisor and IDLO Regional Program Manager, build
    relationships and liaise with donors, other international organizations,
    beneficiaries, and other external stakeholders;

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Law is required with
    advanced degree in law preferable. Post-graduate qualific
    ations in
    law, human rights, project management, gender studies, development and/or
    monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • Six
    years of significant relevant professional experience including but not
    limited to working in/with the j
    ustice, law and order sector in
  • Demonstrable
    experience in capacity development, program management, and/or project
    office management preferably in large rule of law, governance and/or
    access to justice programs/projects with progressively increased
  • Previous
    nce in managing/implementing sub-project awards;
  • Experience
    in report writing, program/project design, budget development, financial
    forecasting and use of monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Previous
    experience working with both state and non-state actors in Ugan
    within the JLOS sector will be a significant advantage
  • Extensive
    knowledge of the political, social, cultural and economic context in
    Uganda including constitutional, policy, legislative and institutional
    reforms as well as strong understanding of regional and international law
    (including strong unde
    rstanding of African legal frameworks with an
    ability to apply such frameworks successfully in program development and
  • Demonstrable
    project cycle management skills inclusive of workplan, timelines,
    deliverables, reporting and budget track
  • Strong
    problem-solving and analytical skills with a high-degree of personal and
    professional organization;
  • Ability
    to respond rapidly to ad hoc requests, meet tight deadlines and ensure
    tact and diplomacy when engaging with prominent public figure
    without losing focus on the objectives and priorities;
  • Demonstrated
    professional flexibility and adaptability, as well as track-record of
    self-initiative and professional independence;
  • Proven
    leadership skills as a team leader and team player;
  • Excellent communication skills, both
    written and oral.
  • Strong
    sense of integrity and ethics and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
  • Languages: Fluent oral and written English is
    required. Fluency in Kiswahili, Luganda or other popularly spoken local
    languages will be a significant advantage.
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our
website at the link below and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form
(PHF), resume and cover letter.
Deadline: 12th March, 2018
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