Job title:                                Programmes Manager 

Organisation:                      Deaf Link Uganda (DLU)

Reporting to:                       Executive Director

Responsible for:                 Programme development, implementation & Supervision.

Position Overview

DLU is seeking a Program Manager to support its programming work. The program aims to improve the welfare of Deaf Persons in the targeted areas of operation in Uganda. As Programmes Manager, you will manage DLU’s intervention programmes (i.e. designing/development, ensuring appropriate implementation and supervision) so as to advance the welfare of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. Working with Programmes Assistants, your management skills and knowledge are vital to ensure that programmes deliver high-quality services with meaningful improvement in beneficiaries’ lives.

The Programme Manager is responsible for: planning, implementing and designing the programmes and proactively monitoring progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action to achieve positive results in areas of responsibility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all programme activities and be the main contact person for the Programmes Assistants and Field staff
  • Ensure Programme activities comply with DLI policies as well as those of Partner organizations (if applicable);
  • Responsible for overseeing Programme development and execution of deliverables;
  • Develop work plans planning, budgets and monitoring processes;
  • Submit activity reports, meeting minutes and financial reports on regular basis to the Executive Director.
  • Involvement in the preparation and submission of annual activity-based budgets as well as monthly and quarterly reports;
  • Lead the Programmes team, follow up on all activities and coordinate work with consultants and volunteers;
  • Ensures close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements.
  • Employ resourcefulness in Programmes design, implementation and monitoring. Identify and implement creative solutions in consultation with the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong management skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups, especially at grassroots levels;
  • High literacy and numeracy skills for written and verbal communication skills required for report writing;
  • Computer literacy and ability to use the organisation Social Media as a platform for advocacy and networking;
  • Fluency in Uganda Sign Language (USL) and knowledge of the Deaf Community is a bonus. NOTE: If not skilled in USL, motivation and interest to learn sign language.
  • Proactive, results/service-oriented.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Arts, Development Studies or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with a non-government organisation(s) of proven integrity and good character especially in the stewardship of resources, transparency and accountability
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

N.B. Position is Part Time with possibility of Full Time opening with satisfactory performance and availability of funds.


An attractive package with benefits will be paid to the successful candidate

Application Procedure:

Please send your job application, curriculum vitae (including three referees), copies of academic certificates and transcripts to:

Closing date to receive applications: 14 March 2022

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DLU is an equal opportunity employer committed to improving the welfare of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Uganda.