Democratic Governance Facility Programme Manager – Sphere Jobs in Uganda

The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) is a multi-donor funding mechanism aimed at

strengthening governance, promoting and protecting human rights, enhancing access to justice, and improving accountability in Uganda by working with state and non-state institutions at national, regional and district levels throughout the country. It is funded by Austria, Denmark, European Union, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Democratic Governance Facility Programme Manager – Sphere Jobs in Uganda


  • Provide a contextual analysis of national and international key developments regarding civic and political affairs to recommend best practices and interventions to be adopted
  • Review and process project proposals and funding requests
  • Ensure Partners compliance with the DGF partner financial and programme guidelines
  • Monitor and evaluate partners’ project implementation and provide technical guidance and quality assurance to implementation of the projects
  • Review partners reports and provide guidance for effective reporting
  • Participate in building the capacity of partners working towards improving political
    processes that strengthen citizen-state relations.
  • Provide advice to Programme and Learning Manager/Deputy Programme and Learning
    Manager on the program interventions as well as programmatic direction
  • Contribute to the design of calls for proposals, review the submitted proposals and selection of competent partners for funding in line with DGF terms and conditions
  • Build and maintain functional and partner-focused working relationships with key
    stakeholders including state and non-state implementing partners and other relevant
  • Promote and monitor mainstreaming of gender, youth and Human Rights Based Approach
    (HRBA) as crosscutting issues in project activities
  • Support application of adaptive planning approaches in project implementation ensuring
    continuous reflection and learning of the FMU and implementing partners to inform changes
    in project implementation
  • Support collaborations and cross learning with in DGF Programme Management Unit and
    amongst DGF partners.


  • An advanced university degree (master level from a recognised university) in a relevant
    subject (public administration, political science, social science, development studies or
    related area).
  • Minimum of five years’ experience progressively working in a project management role for government /
    state institutions or civil society organisations. Experience in the role of overseeing or managing sub-grants to partners is preferred.
  • Experience in the area of democratic governance, with demonstrated background and
    technical expertise in the following areas;
  • Electoral Processes
  • Political Parties Engagement and Coordination
  • Parliamentary operations
  • Civic and women and youth Engagement in political processes
  • Participatory Decision-Making, women, youth and HRBA
  • Advocacy, research and M&E
  • Competencies in result based management, programme and budget design and
    implementation, capacity development/ organizational development. Experience in
    Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA), Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), and
    other methodologies for programming is an asset.
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • High integrity and honesty.
  • Systematic and structured approach to work.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver results with minimum supervision.
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality work.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Research experience
  • Monitoring and evaluation competences on a high level

    How to apply

    Suitably qualified candidates interested in the above positions should send their application letters, and CVs including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three work related referees to:

    Please clearly indicate the job title in the email subject line. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.

    Address your applications to:

    The Head of Facility
    Democratic Governance Facility
    P. O. Box 8772,
    Kampala - Uganda.

    Closing date: Thursday, 22 August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Democratic Governance Facility Programme Manager – Sphere Jobs in Uganda

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