International NGO Jobs – Programme Coordinator (My Voice, My Rights) at Restless Development

Organisation: Restless
Reports to: Programme
Manager– Restless Development
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Salary: Gross Annual; UGX 36,756,388
About US:
Development is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on
becoming the 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
Coordinator will oversee the My Voice My Rights, a new exciting programme aimed
at increasing the number of young people living in rural Uganda who have access
to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) & youth-friendly health services
through mobilisation, coordination and capacity building of youth and youth-led
organisations, and joint advocacy campaigns. The Programme Coordinator will
work with the support of Programme Officers to deliver the programme and play a
crucial role in building the capacity of staff and partner organisations. The
Programme Coordinator will actively engage with the 
programme on a
day-to-day basis to including hands on support to, and capacity building of,
programme officers team leaders and volunteers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Development, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting 30%
Support the Program Manager with programme design
and identifying appropriate stakeholders and partners for programme delivery as
and when required
Regularly update project stakeholders on project
progress, including the reporting of medical and safety and security incidents.
Gather data and produce a project report in
accordance with the programme M&E framework
The incumbent will support Team Leaders and
volunteers to produce case studies capturing impact and complete learning tools
including the KAP survey
Offer timely technical support to Programme officers
to ensure that all programmes are designed, implemented, monitored and
evaluated within Restless Development quality standards;
Identify and develop learning within programmes and
facilitate the sharing of this learning with partners, across programmes and
externally as appropriate;
Manage the selection and recruitment of team leaders
and volunteers;
Ensure proper planning, delivery and evaluation of
eight key trainings per cycle of volunteers (Preplacement, Team Leader
Induction, Team Leader Foundation, General Foundation, Mid-Term Review,
Debrief, Team Leader Debrief, and Action at Home) ensuring that set quality
standards are met
Ensure effective delivery of the completion of
Action at Home for ICVs and its attendant requirements.
Work in liaison with other programme coordinators for increased sharing and
learning Volunteer support 20%
Offer adequate support to and supervision of
volunteers through field officers and the Team Leaders throughout the
In charge of promoting and encouraging appropriate
behaviour and ensuring compliance with safety, security and behavioural
Ensure that all volunteers have a copy of both the
learning journals and the active citizenship packs
Supporting Team Leaders to promote learning amongst
volunteers on global, cross-cultural and intercultural issues through the
delivery of training and learning tools and supporting youth led and on-placement
training throughout the program
Relationship and Partnership Management: 15%
Directly and
through management of the Programme officers:
Work effectively and with Team Leaders (both
national & UK) and act as a representative of
Restless Development -ICS in the community and
partners at all times.
The incumbent will support host home and placement
organization hosting volunteers with promoting learning, cross-cultural engagement
and relationship building and the achievement of ICS development objectives
Build and maintain on-going partnerships with
leading NGOs and district governments;
Ensure MoUs with key partner organisations are in
place and operational;
Ensure that key staff at the District Government and
Sub-County Offices have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the
Restless Development programme;
Identify opportunities for joint activities with
district government staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
Prepare and send quarterly reports to the relevant
District officials;
Represent Restless Development in key
forums/platforms and meetings;
Manage the creation and maintenance of social media
tools for ICS on the national scale and contribute to global ICS communication
People Management and Development: 15%
Ensure that all staff and volunteers have clear
performance objectives and development plans.
Mentor and supervise Programme Officers, ensuring
that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles
and responsibilities.
Support, mentor and coach the Project Officers as
part of their professional development and support them to be highly effective
in their work.
Implement an effective performance management system
in line with organizational performance and development guidelines.
Ensure that programme officers work together to
share learning and to exchange skills.
Financial Planning & Management: 15%
Working closely with the Programme
Manager and the Finance Unit:
Steer developing, managing and regularly reviewing
the programme budget;
Support development of donor expenditures reports;
Support development of annual programme budgets and
quarterly reforecasts;
Ensure that financial transactions are in line with
Restless Development policies and procedures.
Other: 5%
Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays
for which time off in lieu can be taken
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Graduate-level Degree in
relevant field of study or equivalent work experience.
At least two to three years’ experience of working
with and providing support young people from a wide range of backgrounds
Substantial experience of working cross-culturally
and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and
learning between cultures
Working knowledge of community development issues
Significant experience of working in a supervisory
Demonstrated ability to promote self-awareness, learning
and development among individuals.
Prior experience in managing and reporting against
programme budgets.
Significant experience managing staff, including
line and performance management.
Proven ability to identify, develop and manage
local/national partnerships.
Excellent organisational skills and a methodological
approach to programme management.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to motivate staff to align behind a shared
vision and objectives.
Highly organised, with excellent planning,
prioritisation and problem-solving skills.
literacy i.e. competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel).
Fluency (written and spoken) in English.
Prior experience working in a youthful,
multicultural environment is desired
Past experience as a volunteer with Restless
Development or other organization is an added advantage
The individual must be results orientated, highly
self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed
application, form, download
and send it to:, stating the
vacancy job title Uganda – Programme Coordinator (My Voice, My Rights).
Deadline: Monday 14th September 2015 by
5pm (East Africa Time)

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