Earn over 39m annually as Programme Coordinator North at Restless Development

Organisation: Restless Development
Duty Station: Kotido, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager Moroto
Salary: UGX 39,555,138 Gross Annual
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 North will manage a
programme for Karamoja youth which focuses on sustainable livelihood and youth
employment. This programme will engage out of school youth in different income
generating activities. The Programme Coordinator will work with the support of
two Programme Officers and a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme design,
Preparation , implementation, and monitoring: 30%
  • Through management of the Programme Officers
    and Volunteer Peer Educators:
  • Identify communities and youth groups to
    benefit from the project
  • Take a lead role in the recruitment,
    training, placement, management and support of volunteer peer educators
  • Oversee the identifying of livelihood service
    providers who will be trained to engage young people more effectively
  • Ensure participation of young people in local
    decision making processes relating to youth livelihood
  • Create synergy with government programmes
    addressing youth livelihoods
  • Take overall responsibility for the effective
    preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the sustainable
    livelihood programme.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met and
    submitted on time to the Programme Manager
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and support
    of advocate4action.
  • Ensure volunteers and staff follow all
    reporting procedures
  • Take responsibility of volunteer and field
    staff safety and welfare
2. Networking,
Partnership Development, and Donor Management: 20%
  • Identify and manage partnerships with leading
    NGOs and district governments
  • Raise Restless Development’s profile with
    government and NGO partners
  • Support activities that facilitate the participation
    of young people, community adults and employers in Local Government
    processes related to youth livelihood
  • Prepare and send quarterly reports to the
    local government and other programme partners
  • Build, strengthen and manage partnerships
    that support the programme and support your team to develop strategic
    partnerships at local levels
  • Represent Restless Development Uganda at
    meetings with government and NGO partners as required
  • Organize monthly meetings with District
    officials and support the Programme Officer in sub-county relationship
  • Actively participate in the preparation of
    the donor annual reports
  • Coordinate the support required from UGAPRIV
    in developing the Vocational Skills training for young people
3. People Management and
Development: 15%
  • Facilitate effective implementation of
    personnel policies and procedures to and by all staff in your Unit.
  • Ensure 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
  • Provide support to the team in solving
    genuine challenges and communicate to Programme Manager as necessary
  • Line manage and performance manage the
    Programme and M&E officers.
  • Build capacity of staff as required
4. Financial Planning
& Management: 20%
Working closely with the Programme Manager and the
Finance Unit at Head Office
  • Lead in developing, managing and regularly
    reviewing the programme budget
  • Support the development of donor expenditures
  • Support the development of annual programme
    budgets and quarterly reforecasts
  • Ensure that value for money is obtained
  • Ensure financial policy and procedure is
    adhered to by the team
5. Office Management: 10%
Working closely with the Programme Manager
  • Lead on communications with Moroto Field
    Office, coordinating support for the project
  • Ensure safety and security policy is adhered
    to, acting as focal point for risk management in the Kotido
  • Provide weekly security updates to the
    Programme Manager
  • Ensure office and assets are safe and secure
    at all times
6. Other: 5% Other
duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which
time off in lieu can be taken ▪
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Restless
    Development Programme Coordinator North job opportunity should hold a Graduate
    level qualification (Degree, Masters) in relevant field of study
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    relevant field (Education, Livelihood and working with young people)
  • Three years’ experience in managing training
    and programme design
  • Proven ability to lead both high-level
    strategic and hands-on operational work
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    contemporary development issues particularly those related to young people
    in the field of youth livelihood and employment and young people leading
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel)
  • Excellent organisational skills and
    methodological approach to programme management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to analyse problems and make
    sound operational decisions
  • Previous experience in youth employment and
    livelihood within an NGO setting is desired
  • Previous experience working in Karamoja or
    Northern Uganda is an added advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • The individual must be results orientated,
    highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a
    multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing
  • Show personal commitment to the values of
    Restless Development
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed
application, form, download
and send it to: ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the
vacancy job title Uganda – Programme Coordinator North.
Deadline: 17th February 2016 by 5:30 pm (East Africa Time)

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