Entry Level Jobs – Programme Officer at Restless Development

Programme Officer
Organisation: Restless
  Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Coordinator
Gross Annual Salary: UGX 11,760,348
About Restless: 
Development is a youth-led international development agency currently working
in Africa and South Asia. In Uganda, Restless Development has been supporting
youth-led development for over 15 years. We focus on three key areas of young
people’s lives: livelihoods; sexual and reproductive health; and civic
participation. All of our programmes are designed, implemented and monitored
and evaluated by young people.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer will
support an exciting new programme in the north that builds on our successful
Youth Empowerment Programme (2010-13), Restless Development will partner
Reproductive Health Uganda to increase demand for, and supply of, sexual and
reproductive health information and services for Karimojong youth. The
programme will train young Karimojong to lead community initiatives promoting
safe sex and health service uptake. Over three years these youth will empower their
peers in schools and youth groups to make informed sexual and reproductive
health choices, delivering a tailored curriculum including a focus on gender
roles and gender-based violence as well as supporting livelihoods development
Programme Officer will play a key role in programmes management, including
training and supporting volunteers while overseeing their overall welfare.
He/she will support effective management of programme finances and will support
development and management of partnerships at sub-county level.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Programme management
  • Oversight of the welfare of peer educators
  • Training and capacity-building of peer educators
  • Partnership development and management
  • Financial management
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Management 30%
Working closely with the Assistant Programme
  • Technically support and supervise peer educator activities
    through supporting development, implementation and regular monitoring of
    work plans
  • Support peer educators to use monitoring and evaluation
    tools and send data collected on a timely basis and in an appropriate
  • Assist the peer educators to review and reflect on their
    progress, providing regular feedback and follow up support as required
  • Ensure peer educators have the required materials for the
    delivery of their work
  • Actively coordinate regular field visits to meet with peer
    educators and community stakeholders to ensure programme objectives and
    minimum standards are being met
2. Oversight
of the welfare of peer educators 30%
closely with the Assistant Programme Coordinator:
  • Support peer educators to conduct and review risk
  • Offer pastoral support in a professional and timely manner
    to all peer educators
  • Carry out placement visits every month to provide support,
    supporting peer educators to identify and address any challenges
  • Ensure peer educators uphold Restless Development’s safety
    and security policy and procedures at all times
3. Training
and capacity building of peer educators 15%
closely with the Assistant Programme Coordinator:
  • Support in the design and delivery of all formal volunteer
    training (i.e. at foundation, refresher and debrief), including supporting
    development of training schedules
  • Technically support annual review of all peer educator
    training curricula
  • Ensure effective monitoring and review of all training
    conducted for peer educators, taking action on feedback provided
  • Support peer educators to access capacity-building support
    from local partners including through exchange and exposure visits
4. Partnership
development and management 10%
closely with the Assistant Programme Coordinator:
  • Take lead in annual community sensitisation activities in
    the target communities with support from local government
  • Technically support the development and management of
    programme partnerships at Sub-county
  • Ensure that key staff at the Sub-county understand
    Restless Development’s programmes, including providing monthly updates on
    programme implementation and ensuring participation at meetings and events
    as requested
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for joint activities
    with Sub-County staff
  • Support the development and strengthening of the RHU and
    Restless Development partnership
5. Financial
Management 10%
  • Ensure peer educators adhere to Restless Development
    organisational policy and procedure
  • Ensure volunteers account for funds in a timely manner
    with required documentation
  • Provide accurate and timely reports on funds spent to Head
Other 5%:
Perform any other duties as required. Occasionally working on
weekends, for which time off in lieu can be taken
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma or Degree
    in a relevant subject (e.g. development, social science, health promotion)
    or equivalent experience
  • At least one year experience in relevant field (sexual and
    reproductive health, sustainable agriculture, education and/or working
    with young people)
  • Working knowledge of relevant national strategies and
    frameworks in the areas of youth civic engagement, health, and
  • Past experience in training and programme management
  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent financial management skills, including
    experience in budget management
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential (with
    ability to speak at least one language spoken in Karamoja desirable)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of contemporary
    development issues particularly those related to young people in the field
    of HIV/AIDS, health and livelihoods
  • Possess the ability to analyse problems and make sound
    operational decisions
  • A strong personal commitment to the mission and values of
    Restless Development
  • Preferable
  • Past experience as a volunteer with Restless Development
    or another organization
  • Experience leading training and capacity-building
    initiatives with young people
  • The applicant must be results orientated, highly
    self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural
    environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and
    be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to visit the recruitment
website and download the relevant Application pack for this particular Job. You
will fill the relevant application form (found in Application Pack) and forward
it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org
on completion.
Click Here (Click
On the Uganda Programme Officer) -> Download Application Pack
Sunday 29th June 2014
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