UWEP Careers – National Programme Coordinator at Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry of
Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Uganda Women
Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Commissioner
Gender and Women Affairs, MGLSD
About US:
The Ministry of
Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has a mandate of to mobilize and
empower communities to harness their potential, while protecting the rights of
vulnerable population groups. The Ministry promotes issues of labour
productivity and employment, social protection, gender equality, equity, human
rights, culture and empowerment; overall, the Ministry aims to achieve a better
standard of living, equity and social cohesion;
About UWEP:
The Uganda
Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) is an initiative of the Government of
Uganda that is aimed at improving access to financial services by women
entrepreneurs and equips them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition
and marketing of their products and services.
Job Summary:  The National Programme Coordinator will provide
leadership in the continuous development, management, coordination and control
of the UWEP and technical support team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will develop and institute Programme
management systems, tools, procedures and plans.
Provide technical information and advice to
stakeholders for UWEP matters.
Coordinate the periodic review of UWEP operational
and management policies.
Prepare quarterly and annually work plans and
budgets for the UWEP.
Ensure proper and timely accountability for all
resources under the UWEP
Manage the performance of members of Technical
Support Unit (TSU)
Actively promote and market UWEP as a Government of
Uganda Programme
Manage feedback and responses related to the
implementation of the programme from the beneficiaries, stakeholder and
Send performance and financial reports to the
Programme Steering Committee (PSC).
Serve as the secretary of the Programme Steering
Committee (PSC).
Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the
Commissioner Gender and Women Affairs.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold an
Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics,  Economic
Policy and Planning, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business
Administration/Public Administration from a recognized University.
Possession of a Master’s Degree in any of the
following fields: Economics, Economic Policy and Planning / Social Sciences,
Development Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration from a
recognized University.
A minimum of five years’ experience in Social
Development related field with the implementation and the management of
Programmes or Skills Development programme or Community development programme.
Computer literacy skills
Broad knowledge and understanding of the Social
Development Sector and Strategic Management
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
High degree of ethics and integrity.
How to Apply:
All applicants
for the above jobs should attach three sets of certified photocopies of their
certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials. Applications should be
addressed to:  Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and delivered to the
Security Registry (2nd floor) Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social
Development, Simbamanyo House, George Street OR Post to Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Gender, Labour and Social Development, P. O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 26th October 2015 by
3:00 PM
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