Program Manager USAID Project Jobs – National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Job Title:   Program Manager
Organisation: National Democratic Institute
(NDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The National Democratic Institute, or National Democratic
Institute for International Affairs, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization
that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness
of democratic institutions.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager should be an expert civic
organizer with experience working with civil society networks to serve a
program lead in Uganda. The Program Manager would be responsible for
implementing NDI’s component of a USAID-funded program under the Consortium for
Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS). NDI’s program will focus
on improving citizens’, notably youth and women, access to electoral processes
ahead of and during the Presidential, Parliamentary, and Local government
elections in February 2021.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
                 
Oversee program design, implementation, and
monitoring and evaluation in relation to program objectives;
                 
Cultivate and maintain collaborative
relationships and communication with donors to ensure programmatic goals are
achieved and operational and reporting requirements are respected;
                 
Coordinate with domestic partners in the
implementation of programming;
                 
Liaise with local civil society organizations
and international organizations who are focusing on gender analysis and women’s
political participation to better understand women’s participation and  the barriers women face;
                 
Serve as NDI’s 
representative at local and international conferences and meetings and
assists with NDI’s public outreach;
                 
Regularly prepare written reports to DC that
monitor political developments surrounding the electoral process and provide
analysis and updates on activities;
                 
Oversee the project’s budget and expenses in
country, take responsibility for advances to fund mission activities, maintain
office expenses and local staff’s salaries, and oversee the submission of
financial reconciliation statements;
                 
Manage grants issued to local partners; provide
technical assistance to partners to ensure good financial management practices,
to increase organizational capacity, and to provide skills necessary to carry
out their projects.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
                 
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent educational background; advanced degree in a field of study related
to international development or management, gender studies or a related subject
preferred;
                 
At least eight years of experience working in
political environments or international development; on electoral and political
processes; including serving on and coordinating observation missions for
elections and/or referenda; Experience with an international NGO working with
USAID, UNDP, and/or EU funding preferred;
                 
Experience in program design, strategic
planning, and monitoring and evaluation;
                 
Proven ability to manage budgets and to lead and
manage a multi-national staff effectively; familiarity with Quicken preferred;
                 
Strong interpersonal, communication, and networking
skills, cultural sensitivity, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain
professional relationships with all levels of staff, US and foreign government
personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers;
                 
Outstanding ability to effectively transfer
skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor, and consultant;
                 
High degree of organization and attention to
details;
                 
Ability to analyze political dynamics, and to
collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
                 
Ability to identify, define, and effectively and
innovatively resolve problems or respond to opportunities;
                 
Ability and willingness to travel to locations
which are often remote and difficult to reach;
                 
Knowledge of USAID processes and practices;
                 
Experience working and living in Africa
preferred;
                 
Fluent in written and spoken English;
familiarity with  Luganda and other local
languages a plus;
                 
Working knowledge of PC-based word processing,
and familiarity with Google software and applications including Google Drive,
Calendar, Gmail, etc.
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.
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