Programme Officer Swedish NGO Jobs – Diakonia


Job Title:    Programme Officer

Organization:  Diakonia

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organization which supports and works with around 400 local partner organizations in 25 countries. In Uganda, Diakonia works in the Northern and North- eastern Uganda, mainly in the Karamoja and Acholi regions focusing on voice giving, promoting active citizenship, as well as the protection and realization of human rights and dignity of marginalized girls, boys, women and men.


Job Summary:  The Programme Officer will provide key support in planning, formulating and implementing the operations of assigned country programme work-plan and budget. Make payments and monitor expenditures as well as provide technical and management oversight on programme activities implemented by partner organizations to ensure compliance with funding and Global Diakonia requirements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Programme Planning & Development 

·         Support in research for the design and development of the country programme operational plan in compliance with global and regional strategic priorities

·         Support in research and preparation of concept notes and proposals to support in implementation of the resource mobilization plan

·         Participate in planning and developing the country office work plan and budget based on the approved programmatic approach by translating priorities into local interventions

·         Assessment of partners and partner proposals

·         Coordinate organizations’ capacity aimed at identifying gaps and the development of capacity strengthening plans

·         Preparation of partner organizations’ funding agreements in compliance with policy guidelines and procedures

·         Provide technical support in the development of partner work plan, budget and payment schedule

·         Provide input in the preparation and of programme guidelines and manuals to guide partner organizations in effective implementation of programme activities

Strategic Program Management

·         Support partner organizations to develop effective projects reporting systems that ensure all steps of the project cycle are accomplished

·         Monitor implementation of partner projects to ensure that agreed deliverables are produced satisfactorily according to plans in compliance with policy guidelines

·         Undertake field visits to evaluate and identify operational issues, problems and risks, ensure compliance to policy guidelines and take timely corrective action

·         Review and quality assure partner reports and prepare narrative reports to back donors

·         Ensure compliance to Diakonia’s PME guidelines at all stages of the project cycle and ensure all supporting documents are uploaded in FixIT

·         Provide partners with technical assistance through mentoring, training and workshops to develop their capacity to implement development initiatives

·         Support partners to develop exit strategies to ensure sustainability after project completion

·         Prepare project learning reports


Performs other related duties and functions as requested


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·         The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies or related field

·         Training in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Training in statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

·         A minimum of three years of relevant experience from a non-profit organization

·         Demonstrates consistency in upholding integrity and ethics

·         Acting as a team player and facilitating team work

·         Effective communications and interpersonal skills

·         Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point

·         Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

·         Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;

·         Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views

·         Good knowledge of national/official language of the Country Office

·         Ability to understand and speak English is highly desirable


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply online via email to: Applicants should submit an application letter, a CV along with the contacts of three professional referees and copies of academic documents. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Deadline: 30th November 2020.


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