Earn 61m Annually as Programme Manager – Youth Think Tank Programme at Restless Development

Organization: Restless
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Programmes Manager
Salary: Gross Annual
UGX 61,648,332
Development is the global leader in youth-led development with approaches that
reach over 450,000 young people weekly across 8 countries in Africa and Asia,
and engages 350 youth organisations from around the world. Since 1985, we have
demonstrated that young people are critical actors in development, and can
drive positive change at local, national and international levels in the areas
of sexual and reproductive health, livelihoods and civic participation. Our
model is bottom-up and holistic, focusing on individual leadership change
amongst young people as well as systematic changes in policy and practice
towards a more supportive environment for youth-led development.
Development Uganda will coordinate all activities relating to the new exiting
regional youth engagement programme implemented in partnership with a major
international donor, which will support the establishment of a regional Youth
Think Tank. The programme will facilitate youth-led research focused on youth
economic opportunities, with the aim of feeding into important and emerging
policy and development agendas.
 The Programme Manager will
mainly oversee the strategic and operational planning, lead networking and
partnership efforts relating to the new programme. Additionally the Programme
Manager will support another youth focused programme and will represent Restless
Development in with a range of stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme Delivery 40%
Manage the design, planning, delivery and review
of all programme activities.
Conducting the over-sight of programme monitoring,
evaluation and reporting, working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation
and Research Manager.
Work in liaison with the funding partner to
finalize the design of the new youth led research and related activities and
manage its coordination.
Actively coordinate the development of training,
and other relevant materials drawing on best practice internally, nationally
and regionally
Coordinate the youth-led research on economic
opportunities for youth including the dissemination and publication working
closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation and Research Manager
Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of
programme progress to enable continual programme review and improvement
Manage the development of annual programme plans
for your programme
2. Networking and Partnership Management
Identify, develop and manage relevant programme
partnerships with government, donors, NGOs and other key stakeholders
Manage the development of the programme network
and coordinate capacity building of youth and partners in meaningful and accountable
youth engagement
Oversee activities, meetings, events to raise the
profile of the programme
Represent Restless Development in key
forums/platforms and meetings
3. Financial Management and Reporting 15%
In charge of the effective budget management in
accordance with organisational financial procedure and donor requirements
Support development of donor budgets and programme
expenditures reports
Support development of annual programme budgets
and quarterly reforecasts
Ensure that value for money is obtained in all
4. Personnel Management and
Capacity-Building 15%
Facilitate effective implementation of personnel
policies and procedures to and by all staff in your Unit.
Make sure that all staff have clear performance
objectives and development plans
Continually support and supervise the outputs of
programme unit staff through line management and performance reviews
Line manage and performance manage the Programme
Deputise head of operations management duties for
the Kampala office as required
Contribute to staff capacity-building initiatives
5. Other Duties: 5% Perform any
other duties as required
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should hold a Graduate-level
Degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent work experience
Past experience in designing and delivering youth
engagement programmes, with a particular focus on youth led-research and
youth-led advocacy
Prior experience managing and reporting against
programme budgets
Past exposure and experience managing staff,
including line and performance management
A minimum of three or more years’ experience
managing similar programmes
Proven ability to identify, develop and manage
local/national/regional partnerships
Detailed knowledge and understanding of
contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic
opportunities for youth, sexual and reproductive health and civic participation
Possess the ability to analyse problems and make
sound operational decisions
Excellent organisational skills and a
methodological approach to programme management
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(written and verbal)
Excellent budget management skills
Fluency in written and spoken English essential
Excellent IT skills
Past experience producing written briefings and
other materials for external audiences
Past experience with Monitoring and Evaluation
systems and research, including participatory research approaches is desired
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their completed application
forms, download
, to: ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the vacancy job
title Uganda – Programme Manager
19th June 2015

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