2 European Union Project Careers – Programme Officer at Restless Development

Organisation: Restless
Funding Source: European
Reports to: Programme
Gross annual Salary: UGX
Duty Station: Uganda
About Restless:
Restless Development is taking
up the position of global banner carrier for youth-led development;
demonstrating at the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and
must play a lead role in development. Over the past five years Restless
Development has more than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and
has been repeatedly cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development
by the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and others.
Job Summary: The
Programme Officers will oversee an exciting Youth Livelihood Programme in
Karamoja and be responsible for the on-ground programme preparations,
implementation including monitoring and evaluation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme Preparation,
implementation and Monitoring 35%:
Working with the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officers will:
  • Assist
    in the planning and implementation of the sustainable Livelihood project
    for Karamoja youth.
  • Plan
    and deliver a comprehensive community sensitisation and identify target
    youth groups
  • Support
    the recruitment and training of volunteer peer educators
  • Work
    in liaison with the peer educators to support networks such as local
    business associations and SACCOS to support youth enterprises
  • Actively
    support volunteer peer educators to design and implement work plans the
    target communities
  • Monitor
    and evaluate project progress on regular basis to respond to opportunities
    and challenges
  • Ensure
    that volunteers collect appropriate monitoring data and report on time
2. People Performance
management and development 20%
  • Manage
    volunteer outputs through monthly work plans
  • Ensure
    that all volunteer community placements have work plans
  • Technically
    support and supervise the outputs of the volunteer peer educators through
    monthly support and mentorship visits to them
  • Provide
    discipline, care and guidance in an approachable, supportive and helpful
    way to all volunteers on an equal basis to ensure their safety and
  • Compilation
    of security and risk assessments reports
  • Ensure
    that VPE uphold health and safety policies
  • Manage
    and offer follow up support on VPE incidents and emergency issues
  • Be
    the contact person in dealing with arising issues in the communities
  • Follow
    Restless Development Health and Safety Procedures in case of emergency
3. Networking and partnership:
  • Ensure
    that key staff at the District Local Government and Sub-County Offices
    have a clear understanding of Restless Development programme
  • Identify
    opportunities for joint activities with District Local Government staff
    (e.g. shared workshops )
  • Identify
    opportunities for joint activities with development agencies with in
    related fields within the district
  • Represent
    Restless Development Uganda at meetings with government and NGO partners
    as required
4. Volunteer Management,
Support and Welfare:  15%
  • Carry
    out community risk assessment to identify the key risks, how they can be
    mitigated and managed.
  • Ensure
    volunteers and volunteer peer educators are trained in the health and
    safety procedures
  • Ensure
    that volunteers and volunteer leaders understand and adhere to the code of
  • Quickly
    report all volunteer incidents in line with Restless Development health
    & safety policies and procedures
  • Provide
    discipline, care and guidance in an approachable, supportive way to all the
  • Support
    volunteers in managing challenges faced in the communities.
5. Finance management: 10%
  • Ensure
    appropriate use and accounting of funds by volunteer leaders and
  • Ensure
    adherence to Restless Development Uganda’s financial policies by
  • Ensure
    all finances are accounted for in time according to Restless Development
    Uganda`s financial policies
6. Other: 5%: carry out any other duties as required.
Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be
taken .
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should be a
    graduate with a degree in relevant field of study
  • A
    minimum of two or more years’ experience in relevant field (Education,
    Livelihood and working with young people)
  • At
    least two years’ experience in managing training and programme design
  • Past
    exposure and experience in training and programme management
  • Excellent
    IT, written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English
  • A
    good understanding of contemporary development issues particularly those
    related to young people Karimojongs in the field of livelihoods and
  • A
    strong personal commitment to and willingness to uphold the values, aims
    and methods of Restless Development
  • Possess
    the ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Karimojong
    speaking is highly preferred
  • The
    individual 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 candidates are encouraged
to send a completed application form, download
, to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org.
Please note we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes or covering letters
Deadline: 28th November 2014
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