Programme Manager Job Opportunity – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Organisation:  Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
About US:
The Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF) is a multi-donor funding mechanism aimed at
strengthening governance,
promoting and protecting human rights, enhancing access to justice, and improving
accountability in Uganda by working with state and non-state institutions at
national, regional and district levels throughout the country. It is funded by
Austria, Denmark, European Union, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Job Summary:   To strengthen the impact of our work through
effective and results-based programme management. 
We are looking for a
competent programme manager that can add value to the areas of interventions
that guide the work of our implementing partners.
The position will
support State and Non-State actors working on promotion and strengthening of democratic
processes that strengthen Citizens – State relationships in Uganda. The incumbent
will contribute to improving government accountability & responsiveness
to citizens, including in electoral processes; diversification of political
engagement; representation and recognition of women and youth in leading
political positions and as election candidates; and participatory decision-making.
The position is line managed by the Deputy Programme & Learning Manager
within the FMU structure detailed on the DGF website.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Provide a contextual analysis of national and
international key developments regarding democratic processes that strengthen
citizen-state relationships and to recommend best practices and interventions
to be adopted by DGF and its partners;
·       Critically review and process project
proposals and funding requests in a collaborative manner;
·       Ensure Partners compliance with the DGF
partner financial and programme guidelines;
·       Monitor and evaluate partners’ project
implementation with respect to achieving impact and provide technical and
strategic guidance and quality assurance to implementation of the projects
·       Review partners programme and financial
reports and provide guidance for effective project implementation
·       Participate in building the capacity of
partners working towards improving political processes that strengthen citizen
– state relationships in Uganda
·       Provide advice to Programme and Learning
Manager/Deputy Programme and Learning Manager on the program interventions as
well as programme adaption
·       Contribute to the design of calls for proposals,
review the submitted proposals and selection of competent partners for funding
in line with DGF terms and conditions
·       Build and maintain functional and
partner-focused working relationships with key stakeholders including state and
non-state implementing partners and other relevant institutions/actors
·       Promote and monitor mainstreaming of gender,
youth and Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) as crosscutting issues in project
·       Support application of adaptive planning
approaches in project implementation ensuring continuous reflection and
learning of the FMU and implementing partners to inform changes in project
·       Support collaborations and cross learning
within the FMU and amongst DGF partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold an advanced
university degree (master level from a recognised university) in a relevant subject
(public administration, political science, social science, development studies
or related area).
·       At least five years’ experience progressively
working in a project management role for government / state institutions, civil
society organisations or international organisations.
·       Experience in the role of overseeing or
managing grants to partners is required.
·       Experience in the area of democratic
governance, with demonstrated background and
·       technical expertise in the following areas;
·       Political accountability;
·       Government responsiveness (at local and
central level);
·        Partnership and engagement with government
·       Competencies in partnership management,
including project proposal assessment, budget review, impact monitoring and
capacity development/ organizational development.
·       Experience in Problem-Driven Iterative
Adaptation (PDIA), Human Rights Based Approach
·       (HRBA), and other methodologies for
programming will be an asset/s.
·       Experience in
working in a multi-cultural environment, with international performance
·       High integrity
and honesty;
·       Systematic and
structured a
pproach to work
& ability to manage multiple priorities;
·       Ability to work
well under pressure and deliver results with limited supervision;
·       Attention to
detail and ability to produce high quality work;
·       Strong
communication and interpersonal skills
·       Evidence-based
programming experience;
·       Monitoring and
evaluation competences on a high level
How to Apply:
A contact details of
three (3) work related referees to;  Please clearly indicate the job title in the
email subject line. 

Please do not attach
academic documents. Address your applications to; The Head of Facility,
Democratic Governance Facility, P. O. Box 8772, Kampala – Uganda.

While we thank all
applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 
Any form of lobbying
will lead to automatic disqualification. DGF is an equal opportunity employer. 
Female Candidates
Are Encouraged To Apply
Deadline: 4th June 2020
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