Al-Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development Jobs in Uganda

The Al Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment (KACE)’s vision is to promote a peaceful democratic and truly multi-cultural Sudan, where all people are equal in dignity, rights and opportunities.

KACE raises awareness about human rights in Sudan, particularly shrinking space for civil and political rights, through a number of advocacy and human rights documentation initiatives and cultural programming.

Al-Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development Programme Manager Jobs in Uganda



  • Ensure KACE’s programs, activities and policy work are aligned with KACE’s vision;
  • Facilitate strategic visioning and planning;
  • Oversee programme development and implementation, ensuring that programme targets are met;
  • Help coordinate organization-wide procedures and work to improve existing processes for maximum clarity, efficiency and success;
  • Monitor projects carried out by other program staff and provide support as needed to programmatic staff;
  • Oversee the work of the HoACS and ensure implementation
  • Lead programme evaluation and staff performance reviews twice per year;
  • Assist with internal communication, attending to staff needs, ensuring any problems are resolved;
  • Build strong relationships with employees and oversee their progress, noting any issues or successes;
  • Keep the Executive Director abreast on work climate (employee wellbeing, project statuses, new proposals etc.);
  • Perform public outreach functions as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director; and
  • Travel as needed within the East and Horn of Africa and outside the region.

    Fundraising and Financial management

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop new areas of work and income, including by developing concept notes and proposals;
  • Proactively research and identify viable opportunities for funding and develop proposals and other outputs for submission to existing and potential donors;
  • Manage budgets, submit receipts, track expenditures, and draft budgetary reports;
  • Compile information for periodic programmatic reports to funders and draft grant reports;
  • Manage a donor database, ensure that all grant materials, including proposal and contract documents are appropriately filed and ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time;
  • Work with the Finance Manager to ensure that appropriate financial forecasts and budgets are produced on a monthly basis to ensure that good decisions on the allocation of resources can be made; and
  • Review and ensure all audit functions for the organisation are completed and reviewed by senior management.


  • Collaborate with like-minded NGOs, including by identifying and joining relevant coalition efforts;
  • Draft material, including shadow reports, international human rights analysis for regional and country reports, advocacy materials, press releases
    on advocacy efforts, and advocacy letters;
  • Maintain and grow KACE’s network of programmatic partners; and
  • Work with other grassroots groups and HoACS members in developing and implementing a human rights advocacy plan using documentation on civic space produced by local activists.


    Critical core competencies for successful performance in this role are:

  • An energetic leader with excellent communication skills, highly-developed writing skills and interpersonal savvy;
  • Results/action-oriented, with strong project management skills;
  • Organizational and political agility; developed negotiation skills;
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, commitment to diversity and trust;
  • Able to successfully navigate a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong strategic/financial analysis skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and work effectively with personnel at all levels; and
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise a high level of discretion in handling sensitive situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred;
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience in a progressive role in a human rights organisation;
  • Background in advocacy before regional and international human rights mechanisms desirable;
  • Knowledge of and experience working in human rights in the East and Horn of Africa, preferably civic space;
  • Knowledge of and experience producing credible human rights documentation;
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally;
  • At least one year experience working and living in a developing country;
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English, Arabic language skills desirable;
  • Experience and or knowledge of Sudan's politics, history, culture, and human rights preferred.
  • Proven track record of driving organizational change and transformation through influence, supervision of and collaboration with key staff members;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate remotely with colleagues outside Uganda;
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and experience managing budgets.

    How to apply

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: [email protected] Include “Programmes Manager (name)” in the title of the email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1st June.

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