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Head of Facility

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Head of the DGF Facility Management Unit (HoF) is the overall daily manager of approximately 50 staff member and leads the facility’s overall programme and financial management according to a delegated mandate and authority provided by the Steering Committee and ultimately the Board composed of the Heads of the seven development partners supporting the DGF.

The DGF wishes to have a strong focus on – and learn from – its variety of partnerships with both state and non-state partners. Driving and managing analysis and learning for adaptability and setting priorities is therefore essential in the job as head of the facility, just as proactive coordinating with partners is highly relevant to ensure the facility’s relevance and effectiveness. On a daily basis, the HoF works in close collaboration with the Senior Management Team and with guidance from the Chair and co-chair of the Steering Committee


Facility leadership
1. Under the strategic guidance of the Board and the SC, lead the FMU in developing implementation strategies to achieve DGF II vision and objectives.
2. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the overall governance context in Uganda.
3. Encourage synergies between the different Spheres and Areas of Interventions.
4. Ensure effective communication of DGF’s results in close cooperation with the SC.
5. Ensure the development of cooperative relationships among DGF partners, as well as between DGF and its partner organizations.
6. Represent DGF at a technical level with relevant high-level state and non-state stakeholders.
7. Ensure due attention to cross-cutting program priorities, in particular gender and youth.
Facility management
1. Oversee the management of the entire DGF intervention portfolio, in line with approved procedures.
2. Act as a Secretary to the SC delegating responsibilities to SMT members where appropriate.
3. Lead the implementation of SC and Board decisions within the FMU.
4. Oversee the process of identifying, selecting, contracting and supporting partners, as per the DGF partnership, program and financial management guidelines.
5. Effectively report on DGF’s progress, lessons learned and challenges to the SC and the Board.
6. Ensure rigorous financial management through effective budgeting, monitoring, auditing, and reporting.
7. Manage the assessment, documentation, and communication of program-level results.
8. Undertake risk management, including through the reporting of suspected misuse of funds to SC and Danida.
9. Manage regular Value for Money assessments and reporting to the SC
10. Oversee the implementation of cross-cutting interventions (gender, youth, capacity building).
Management of the FMU staff
1. Provide leadership and strategic direction and effective management of the Facility Management Unit (FMU) staff.
2. Responsible for the direct management of three international Programme and Learning Managers, an international Head of Finance and Administration, a Corporate and Capability Manager the Human Resource Manager, the Political Economy Analyst and the Financial Risk and Compliance managers and of the entire DGF interventions, finance and administration staff (indirect reports).
3. Responsible for recruiting national FMU staff in consultation with the appropriate line managers.
4. Ensure a dynamic, productive and cooperative working environment across the FMU.
5. Ensure that effective human resource policies and practices, including performance appraisal and staff development, are implemented.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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