NGO Jobs – Programme Manager: Research, Advocacy and Communications at ANPPCAN

Kampala with
periodic travel upcountry
The African Network for the Prevention
and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Uganda Chapter is a
national child focused organization working to protect and promote the rights
of children with particular focus on preventing and redressing violations of
children’s rights.

  The job holder will be responsible for
initiating and executing appropriate research and information activities to
support ANPPCAN’s advocacy work. Responsible for ensuring ANPPCAN’s effective
engagement within the legislative and policy arena so engender positive legal
and policy outcomes for the promotion of the rights of children in Uganda.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To identify
    and plan for the research, advocacy and information needs for the
  • To undertake
    research and mobilize and analyze appropriate information for enhancing
    the awareness and advocacy role for the organization.
  • To regularly
    disseminate relevant information through the media, the ANPPCAN resource
    centre and other relevant for a so as to enhance respect and promotion of
    children’s rights.
  • To maintain
    effective links with and build the capacity of the media in ensuring
    effective coverage and advocacy for the rights of children.
  • To initiate
    and engage with legislative and policy processes and spearhead /
    effectively participate in alliances that are necessary for engendering
    appropriate laws and policies for the protection of the rights of children
    in Uganda.
  • Ensure
    efficient, effective and timely implementation of research information and
    advocacy activities as per the work-plans.
  • Work with the
    head of programs to respond and address donor requirements of projects of
    the department
  • Ensure the
    visibility of ANPPCAN and her work at all levels.
  • To participate
    in the mobilization of resources for the programmes of the organization
    through the development of relevant proposals and undertaking any other
    relevant resource mobilization activities.
  • Discharge
    management functions as may be delegated

Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of a
    Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Mass Communication, Social
    Development and/or a relevant subject from a recognized institution. Post
    graduate qualifications in finance management, human rights, project
    planning and management an added advantage.
  • At least 4
    years experience working in the area of research, advocacy, communications
    and public relations of which 2 years are in a management/supervisory
  • Experience in
    the conception, design and management of advocacy strategies and
  • Previous
    experience of working in a media house.
  • Excellent
    proven interpersonal and communication skills and strong research,
    information management and networking skills.
  • Excellent
    analytical, evaluation and report writing skills.
  • Solid
    experience with various classic and modern communication channels from
    print over electronic to social media.
  • Hands on
    experience in proposal writing, budgeting and budget management.
  • Good
    interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
    environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to
    work as part of team and provide leadership, supervision and support to
  • A high level
    of computer proficiency
Age limit: 27-40 years

to Apply:
All Interested job applicants should fill
in and submit a Vacancy Application Form which is available on the website
and send their applications via E-mail address –

Monday 20th May, 2013 5pm

While we thank all applicants for your
interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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