Diakonia Programme Officer Jobs in Uganda

Diakonia Programme Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • 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.

    Knowledge, Skills & Competences

  • 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


    Overall Job Purpose

  • 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.

    Essential Duties & 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

  • Performs other related duties and functions as requested


  • A Programme Officer may be assigned additional responsibility to lead a project in which Diakonia is the lead organization within a consortium of donor organizations.

  • The designated Programme Officer will be the main coordinator for all implementing partners and beneficiaries, ensuring project implementation is in line with the contract, work plan and budget


  • Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies or related field

  • Training in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Training in statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

  • Details of experience

  • At least 3 years relevant experience from a non-profit organization

    How to Apply

  • All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply online on www.futureoptions.org or by email: 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.

  • Applications should be received by 5:00pm on the 30th November 2020.

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Application deadline: 2020-11-30

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