Programme Officer Career Vacancy – Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

Job Title:     Programme Officer
Organization: Partners in Population and Development (PPD)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Director
About US:
Partners
in Population and Development (PPD) is a southern-led and southern-run
Inter-Governmental alliance consisting of 26 developing countries that was
founded during the International Conference on Population and Development
(ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. PPD was formed to expand and strengthen
South-South collaboration between and among the developing countries in
addressing issues of reproductive health and rights, including family planning
and HIV/AIDS, population and development in the context of achieving the ICPD
goals. PPD Africa Regional Office was founded in 2007 as part of the global
south south inter-governmental alliance and links 14 African member countries
of PPD. PPD ARO’s mission is to provide a platform for the promotion of and
resource mobilization for reproductive health, population and development in
Africa through four mission elements: policy and funding advocacy;
accountability for sexual reproductive health and rights commitments;
networking and building strategic southern partnerships; and sharing of
experiences and good practices through south – south cooperation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under the supervision of the Regional Director, Africa Regional Office,
the Programme Officer will:
  • Offer technical support in the management and
    smooth implementation of programs;
  • Oversee the formulation of project proposals
    for collaborative inter-country exchange in the areas of reproductive
    health, population and development, including completing and processing of
    proposals for donor funding;
  • Manage designated projects using result-based
    management and prepare reports for donors and other external agencies, in
    conjunction with other team members;
  • The incumbent will offer assistance in developing
    communication materials, both printed and in electronic forms, including
    programme overviews, newsletters, PPD ARO website materials, brochures,
    annual reports, articles, press releases, meeting reports, etc, used to
    promote the PPD ARO’s programmes for audiences including policy makers,
    networks and external donors.
  • Render support in networking with other
    organizations and individuals, including the promotion of electronic
    bulletin boards, electronic mailing lists, blogs, etc;
  • Assist in organizing inter-country
    meetings/workshops and collaborative south-south activities;
  • Actively facilitate the sharing of knowledge
    on reproductive health, population and development and related issues with
    network members;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Regional Director, PPD Africa Office.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in public health, population studies, communications, International
    Development or related disciplines;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience with two years
    of working in the areas of designing, implementing and managing
    reproductive health, family planning, population and development programmes,
    communication and fundraising, including some experience with
    international organization;
  • demonstrated ability to multi-task and
    coordinate work and communications at a distance and asynchronously;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of various
    government systems, operations, budgeting, accountability and reporting
    mechanisms;
  • Ability to liaise with MOH officials and
    dignitaries, NGOs, networks and development partners;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills with multiple/external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability in managing grants and
    programmes for government, CSOs and private sector;
  • Computer expertise in MS Word, Excel, and
    PowerPoint. Expertise with the internet, particularly with accessing
    information and electronic forms of networking
How to Apply: 
All
suitably qualified candidates should submit hard copy applications including a
cover letter, resume, three (3) professional referees, and copies of academic
certificates and testimonials. E-mail applications should be send with the
position title as subject of E-mail to: bsemusambwa@ppdsec.org with the
position title in the subject line of your e-mail. Please address your
applications to:
The
Regional Director,
PPD
Africa Regional Office, Statistics House,
3rd
Floor and Room 3.2.
Plot
9 Colville Street,
P.O.
Box 2666 Kampala, Uganda,
Deadline: 5th February, 2016
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