Programme Officer – Partners in Population and Development

Partners in Population and
Development
, is intergovernmental alliance of 25 developing
countries seeks to assist each other and other developing countries in
addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights, including fam­ily
planning and HIV/AIDS through South-South collaboration. PPD’s key strategies
include senior level advocacy and policy dialogue, capacity building, sharing
experiences and good practices and building strategic partnerships
POSITION: Programme
Officer, PPO Africa Regional Office
GRADE: National
Professional, DUTY STATION: Kampala, Uganda
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: Two
year contract initially, renewable depending on funding availability
Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Regional Director, Africa Regional Office,
the Programme Officer will:
  1. Manage the formulation
    of project proposals for collaborative inter- country exchange in the
    areas of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, population and development,
    including completing substantive com­ponents and budget estimates, and
    processing of proposals for donor funding;
  2. Manage designated
    projects using result-based management and prepare reports for donors and
    other external agencies, in conjunction with the Regional Director and
    other team members;
  3. Work with other staff
    to develop communications materials, both printed and in electronic forms
    including programme overviews, newsletters, the PPD ARO website,
    brochures, annual reports, ar­ticles, press releases, meeting reports,
    etc. used to promote the PPD ARO’s programmes tor audiences including
    policy makers, networks and external donors;
  4. Assist in networking
    with other organizations and individuals, includ­ing the promotion of
    electronic bulletin boards, electronic mailing lists, blogs, etc.;
  5. Perform related duties
    assigned by the Regional Director, PPD Africa Regional Office.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters degree in
    Communications, Population, Global Public Health, International
    Development or related discipline;
  • At least 5 years of
    experience in the area of communications and fundraising, including some
    experience with international organiza­tion;
  • An ability to
    multi-task and coordinate work and communications at a distance and
    asynchronously.
  • Computer expertise in
    MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Expertise with the internet, particularly
    with accessing information and electronic forms of networking;
  • Demonstrated ability
    in managing grants and programs for government, CSOs and private
    donors;
Additional Qualifications Desired:
  • Bilingual in French
    and English (both oral and written);
  • International work
    experience
NB: Those candidates whose
degrees do not have Accounts/Finance op­tion and do not have evidence of
progress on professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA, ICSA
should NOT bother to apply. 
More Information:
Please consult the PPD ARO
website for the full job description and the full list of mandatory and desired
qualifications for both positions. This information can be found online at: http://ppdafrica.org/jobsy2012.pdf
 
How to apply:
Please deliver hard copies of a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and
three references to
Davidson Okot,
Finance and Administration
Officer,
Partners in Population and
Development Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO),
Plot 9, Colville Street,
Statistics House, 3rd Floor Suite/Room 3.2,
Kampala, Uganda.
In addition, please send electronic applications to aro@ppdafrica.org . For electronic
copies, please send only a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and three
references as one single Microsoft Word document. Please do not send copies of
certificates, diplomas, etc.
CLOSING DATE: The two positions will be open until April 9, 2012 and shortlist will
displayed on Population Secretariats’ notice board on April 16, 2012.
Interviews will be conducted at
PPDARO Offices on May 2, 2012.

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