NGO Entry Level Careers – Programmes Officer – Leadership Academy at UYONET

Organisation: Uganda Youth
Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading
umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement
in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was
started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform
for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people.
Since inception, UYONET has been positioning the youth to play a leading role
in nation building by enhancing their visibility in policy and governance
processes across East Africa and providing the necessary infrastructure for
information sharing and networking through youth empowerment programmes. With a
membership of over 40 youth organizations, UYONET is now at the apex of youth
programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the diverse
needs of the youth across the region.
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer – Leadership Academy will be responsible for the day-to-day managing of
the UYONET/IRI Leadership Academy engagements, ensuring that the academy
produces the specified results outlined in the Annual Work plans and National
Strategy documents.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the NGO career
    vacancy should hold a good first university degree in any discipline from
    a recognised institution of higher learning.
  • Additional training in project/programme
    management is an added advantage
  • The applicant should have at least two
    years’ experience of managing structured leadership/political training
    programmes in either an academic or civil society setting.
  • Be a team player and leader, capable of
    steering the programme team towards the requisite results including the
    development of instructional materials, branded items, coordination of the
    faculty members and post academy alumni engagements.
  • Highly competent in analyzing and
    producing programme reports that are designed to draw learning and inform
  • Possess the ability to develop and manage
    effective, sustainable and robust partnerships with development actors,
    academy trainees and political parties
  • Competently informed and analytic about
    Uganda’s contemporary governance situation and youth civic participation
  • Highly enthusiastic and proficient in the
    use of diverse social media platforms for engagement, advocacy and
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to:
Chairman, Board of Directors
Uganda Youth Network
P.O. Box 33268 Kampala, Uganda
Tel. 256 312 276944
E-mail applications can be sent
Deadline: 24th
October, 2014

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