Staffing Changes at the Facility Management Unit

Some staffing changes have taken place at the Facility Management Unit (FMU) in the recent past. Soren Skou Rasmussen, who joined the DGF in the position of Programme and Learning Manager for Sphere 1 (democratic processes that build citizen-state relationships) in 2016, has decided to leave the DGF and retire in Denmark. Soren will be dearly missed, not only as a person, but also for his thought provoking contributions to shaping and implementing the DGF programme. DGF wishes him all the best in whatever and wherever his retirement will lead him to.

Adam Olsson was seconded by the Swedish Embassy to the DGF as Bilateral Associate Expert Gender Equality. Adam has worked for almost 2 years at the DGF in supporting our staff as well as partners on strengthening theory and practice on gender issues, and his work is much appreciated. Adam is moving on to work at the Swedish Embassy in Kampala and will still be in close reach. We wish him all the best of luck in his new position.

At the same time, we are happy to announce that five new staff have joined the FMU to execute different roles:

  1. Sophia Irepu joins the DGF in the position of Programme Manager under Sphere 2. She comes with a strong background and significant experience of over ten years in development work managing, implementing and monitoring programmes in civil society institutions. She joins DGF from Restless Development where she worked as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Manager. She has also worked in several capacities in programme management in her previous employments. She holds a B.A Social Sciences and an Msc. Project Management.
  1. Flavia Nalubega Ssamula joins the DGF in the position of Communication & Multimedia Officer. She holds strong background and experience in communication work obtained from civil society and media organisations. She joins the DGF from ActionAid International where she has been working as an Ag. Communications Officer. Flavia has also been a staff writer and editor for the organisation, and her experience will be useful towards ensuring that results from DGF-supported work are effectively documented and communicated. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Journalism and Communication.
  1. Evah Maureen Nalugwa Kabanda joins the DGF in the position of Programme Manager under Sphere 3. She comes with nine years’ experience in designing and implementing programmes in the areas of access to justice and human rights. Her experience will undoubtedly be useful in many of DGF’s interventions related to human rights, access to justice and the rule of law. She joins the DGF from the Uganda Law Society where she has been a Manager In-charge of the Pro Bono Programme. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.
  1. Boniface Ojok joins the DGF in the position of Programme Manager under Sphere 3. He holds over ten years’ experience of working in the areas of conflict and transitional justice (TJ). He is a seasoned researcher, having conducted several researches on conflict, post conflict, and transitional justice. In the past, Boniface has worked in various capacities in conflict and transitional justice with the University of Birmingham, the Institute of Justice & Reconciliation, and Gulu NGO Forum. His experience will be instrumental in shaping DGF’s conflict and transitional justice interventions. He holds a B.A Social Sciences, Master of Arts in Internal Peace Studies, and Master of Management.
  1. Angella Tusiime joins the DGF as a Communication & Multimedia Officer providing cover for Flavia who is currently on maternity leave. She brings with her seven years’ experience in communication and public relations work obtained from media organisations and NGOs. Angella’s experience will be very useful in implementing DGF communication activities and plans. She joins DGF from Fireworks Advertising Group where she has been working as a Public Relations Executive. She holds a B.A in Journalism and Communication.