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: email@example.com. 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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