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

Others:

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:
hr@futureoptions.org. 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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