Programme Quality Assurance Manager Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 Programme Quality Assurance
Organisation:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Grants management
Understand and ensure compliance with DRC and
donor program policies and procedures
Direct and assist in setting of overall
strategic priorities and tasks of the grants management team in collaboration
with the Grants Management Coordinator
Ensure kick-off, midterm and closure meetings
are held for all grants – and improve organizational effectiveness by
overseeing and coordinating Programme review/audit process and operational
plans to ensure quality, coherence and impact of the DRC Uganda program and
follow through on effective and timely resolution of matters arising.
Enforce efficient and compliant grants
management processes (enhancing use of RAP, GMS, and other planning and
management tools)
Coordination of grants processes of high
strategic importance with RO Grants Team and HQ focal persons.
Planning and management of fundraising processes
in close collaboration with Head of Programme (HoP), Sector Leads and Field
Teams (incl. lead or coordination of fundraising processes, writing, review and
quality assurance of proposals as per need)
Contribute to building and maintaining good
donor relations under the leadership of CD
Produce and update Country Engagement Strategy
(donors and other external stakeholders)
Communication & advocacy:
Prioritize and plan communications efforts with
the Communications Specialist – including documentation of best practices, stories
from the field, and news articles aimed at improving DRC’s visibility
Support to CD in engagement in policy and
advocacy efforts in Uganda including through back up on representation in INGO
and CRRF forums as needed.
Provide strategic advice on monitoring
evaluation accountability learning and Programme quality as per the DRC
Programme Quality Strategy.
Provide a critically analysis of program
strategies and approaches and facilitate appropriate changes to ensure program
outcomes are sustainable.
Direct and assist in setting of overall
strategic priorities and tasks of the MEAL team
Coordinate and produce key baselines, midlines,
end lines, evaluations, surveys meeting the expected standards, in close
collaboration with RO MEAL specialist and HoP.
Oversee the effective operationalization of the
MIS system and improve the system based
Support Programme teams in establishing
knowledge creation and sharing and learning loops, through for instance
production of case studies, presentation of key results for monitoring and
evaluation activities, and facilitation of learning and capitalization
Oversee and drive special efforts towards higher
achievement of CHS standards
Design and lead the delivery of proactive
strategic program quality capacity building plan to support the development of
stronger partnership with local NGOs, designing and implementing capacity
building initiatives and mobilizing resources for training, coaching and
mentoring, as appropriate
Lead the REDSS engagement for DRC in Uganda and
in enhancing the durable solutions agenda in close coordination with CD, HoP
and EUTF Consortium Coordinator
Oversee current and future private sector
partnerships / strategic collaboration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) Programme Quality Assurance Manager job must hold a first degree or
equivalent in statistics, research methodology, social sciences, or other
relevant qualification, and possess strong analytical abilities.
Master’s degree in International Development,
Economics, Project management or closely related field i.e. in the areas of
research, assessment, monitoring, learning, and capacity development/transfer
or a combined professional qualification. Relevant work experience may be
Minimum of 8 years “hands-on” working experience
in designing learning, and monitoring systems; 3 years at strategic level in
similar role, including field experience and/or with institutional donors.
good understanding and networking of the
Humanitarian and Development Donors in Uganda
Strong experience in writing proposals,
developing programs, understanding and experience of leading and developing
consortium proposals, managing partner grants
Proven experience in effectively coordinating
with national governments, international and national NGO partners.
Strong understanding of various stakeholders in
Uganda including the Government Institutions, UN Agencies and NGOs is
Good understanding refugee frameworks including
CRRF, REHOPE, and Settlement Transformative Agenda, and development and
humanitarian issues in Uganda
Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a
strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
Ability to multi-task and cope with competing
demands under tight deadlines.
Identify priority activities and assignments,
adjust priorities as required.
Aptitude and openness to change, with an ability
to lead change management
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online applications at the
link below.
Deadline: 29th February 2020

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