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Programme Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Programme & Learning Manager, the Programme Manager is expected to have strong capability in supporting state and non- state actors in promoting democratic governance work in Uganda. The Programme Manager will participate in relevant programme analytical work; project proposal and budget development; monitoring partner project implementation and providing technical support; and ensuring quality assurance to the DGF supported work of the implementing partners.

Responsibilities

  1. Develop and update the theory of change for high level outcome 1 “strengthened democratic processes that respond to citizens’ rights” and align it with the overall DGF results framework and theory of change.
  2. Provide a contextual analysis of national and international key developments related to civic and political affairs and recommend best practices to be adopted.
  3. Contribute to the design of calls for proposals; participate in review of submitted proposals and selection of competent partners for funding in line with DGF terms and conditions.
  4. Oversee the disbursements of funds to partners and review their financial reports to ensure compliance to DGF partner financial guidelines.
  5. Receive, review and monitor partner work plans and budgets and ensure compliance to DGF financial and programmatic guidelines.
  6. Monitor partner project implementation and provide technical guidance and quality assurance to partners regarding implementation of the projects.
  7. Receive, record, and review partner progress reports as well as provide feedback to partners regarding the performance of their projects.
  8. Manage the relationship between DGF and IPs, including ensuring consistency in interaction/ messaging and support across all teams.
  9. Assist the Organizational Development Advisor and relevant subject matter experts in conducting partner organizational assessment and design strategies for building the capacity of partners in the relevant areas.
  10. Review partner’s procurement requests in a timely manner to ensure they adhere to DGF procedures.
  11. Provide advice to the Programme & Learning Manager (PLM) and DPLM on the interventions as well as Sphere direction.
  12. Build and maintain robust working relationships with key stakeholders including state and non-state partners.
  13. Contribute to the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans for the Sphere and report in line with the DGF results framework and M&E Strategy.
  14. Promote and monitor the mainstreaming of crosscutting issues such as gender and youth into the activities of implementing partners.
  15. In alignment with the HR manual, maintain confidentiality about DGF and DGF implementing partners.
  16. Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Compliance; Partnerships; Programme management; Project preparation and planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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