Program Manager, Economic Governance Employment Opportunity – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Organisation: The
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
About US:
The Open Society
Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on pastoralism,
land tenure governance, food systems and market access, governance and
anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in
the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together
diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative for Eastern
Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which advances
health rights in the region and current areas of focus include maternal health,
harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and health rights of
marginalized populations.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager, Economic Governance will
be responsible for the execution and advancement of the economic governance
program and will directly manage a specific portfolio of work within the
program. He/she will provide leadership in grant making in this program as well
as build relationships with strategic partners and ensure adherence to policies
and procedures. The job holder will oversee the development and implementation
of the program’s strategies and work plans as well as the budget. He/she will
be responsible for overseeing and managing staff within the program and will
ensure integration and synergies within and across OSIEA’s other themes and
program areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide a bold vision for innovative
    work that will add value by identifying grant-making, operational, and
    advocacy strategies to promote economic governance in Eastern Africa in
    alignment with the OSIEA strategic plan.
  • Coordinate and serve as the key focal
    point on economic governance programing within OSIEA.
  • Conduct relevant legal and policy
    analysis for internal and external audiences.
  • Write, edit or commission reports and
    advocacy documents on the key economic governance issues.
  • Engage with civil society actors, attend
    meetings, solicit and evaluate grant proposals, follow-up with grantees
    and potential grantees. Conduct site visits as necessary.
  • Coordinate meetings, conferences,
  • Conduct advocacy in collaboration with
    grantees and constituents targeting governments, donor agencies, service
    providers, and the general public.
  • Scan the external environment to ensure
    programme relevance.
  • Represent OSIEA at key functions and
    meetings related to the economic governance program.
  • Develop partnerships with the rest of
    the program staff in the identification and evaluation of emerging and key
    development trends and priorities in a particular region.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an advanced
  • Ten years work experience, with an
    understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective
    management of a complex institution.
  • At least five years of program
    management experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of key economic
    governance issues in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Experience in grant making.
  • Demonstrable belief and commitment to
    human rights and economic justice for all persons.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to provide specialized advice
    and professional guidance to external contacts.
  • Capacity for increased initiative,
    independent action and program level responsibility.
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and
    capacity to think strategically.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous
    projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and close
    attention to detail.
  • Integrity, teamwork, diplomacy and
    professionalism will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 16th August 2019
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