NGO Jobs – Programme Officer at Mental Health

Organization: Mental
Health Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Mental Health Uganda (MHU) is a
national, membership, indigenous, (NGO) of people with and survivors of mental
illness started in 1997 to ensure that ‘people with and survivors of mental
illness in society are embraced with respect and enjoy their human rights as
other citizens.’
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Programme Officer will take lead in fundraising;
  • Work
    closely with field officers to plan for timely implementation of project
    activities;
  • Ensure
    timely reporting to the ED and relevant partners;
  • In
    charge of Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Building
    the capacity of local level groups in local level advocacy, and human
    rights promotion and protection;
  • Actively
    support communities to identify priority areas and participate in the
    national budgeting process at local level;
  • Responsible
    for the documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and
    sustainability mechanisms to work as bench marks for future project
    interventions;
  • Attend
    partners and coalition meetings;
  • Actively
    participate in coalition district and national level advocacy events;
  • Build,
    forge and strengthen working partnerships;
  • Perform
    any other duty as assigned by the Executive Director
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor of Arts preferably in social sciences,
    development studies, Counselling, Psychology, community studies, project monitoring and management.
  • At
    least five years’ experience and knowledge in implementing health rights
    programmes.
  • Past
    experience in project result oriented management, fundraising, partnership
    building and strengthening, networking, and communication is a
    requirement.
  • The
    applicant should be computer literate with good knowledge of major
    computer packages that enable him/her accomplish his role with minimum
    support.
  • Previous
    work with vulnerable persons especially persons living with disabilities
    is an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
should hand-deliver their applications with a letter of motivation with copies
of academic transcripts, detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant
certificates and testimonials plus contact addresses of three professional
referees; to the Office of the Executive Director, Mental Health Uganda, Plot
56, Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya, P.O. Box 16725, Wandegeya- Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th January 2015.

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