3 Fresher Programme Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Restless Development

Organisation: Restless Development 
Girls Advocacy
Alliance Project (GAA)
Kamuli, Tororo
and Lira, Uganda
UGX 13,223,077
Restless Development is the
global leader in youth-led development. Our award winning youth-led approach
reaches over 450,000 young people weekly across 8 countries in Africa and Asia,
and engages 350 youth organization from around the world. Since 1985, we have
demonstrated that young people are critical actors in the 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.
GAA Project:
Restless Development Uganda
is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project in
partnership with Plan Uganda and Terres Des Hommes. The programme willpromote a
youth-led approach to building capacity of CSOs and generate evidence that will
be used to engage with key decision makers and hold them accountable on girls’
economic and protection rights.
The Programme
Officer will support the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project by managing all field
implementation of the programme, liaise with the research teams and coordinate
with the key programme actors.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and
delivery 40%
by a Programme Coordinator, the Project Officer will:
  • The incumbent will lead sensitization of key
    youth actors on the programme;
  • The jobholder will also lead selection and
    mapping of research teams, CSOs and private sector partners;
  • Lead training of research teams, CSOs
    partners, private sector partners and VSLA Network Champions;
  • Offer support in the development of training and other
    relevant materials drawing on best practices;
  • Offer technical assistance to the research
    teams during field work;
  • Support research teams to edit and review
    the research outputs, including final reports before dissem
  • Support the research team’s advocacy work by
    coordinating the private sector engagement and District Youth Working
    group meetings
  • Coordinate quarterly private sector
    engagement meetings and dialogues
Safety and welfare of
research team and logistics 30%
  • Work closely with research teams to develop
    monthly programme work plans
  • Keep regular communication with research
    teams and provide backstopping logistical support when necessary
  • Support welfare of research teams, and
    follow up on issues as requir
  • The jobholder will develop checklist of
    items to support travels and field activities
  • Coordinate all logistical support for the
    research teams
  • Develop logistical checklist to guide
    activities and activities support
  • The jobholder will take lead in the procurement
    of all programme items
  • Ensure that safety and security measures are
    in place and are adhered to at all times
  • Keep
    consistent detailed records of logistical aspects of the programme
  • Keep in constant communication with research
    team and programme coordinator
  • Lead on logistical arrangements for recruitment,
    training, community consultations and dialogues, private sector
    engagement, travels, research and other programme related activities
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to
    youth researchers
Financial planning and
Management: 15%
  • Support research teams to manage funds for
    field work
  • The jobholder will make payments for
    programme related activities and keep accurate records of financial
  • Manage project budgets
  • Ensure that financial management adheres to
    Restless Development po
    ad procedures
  • Support the programme Coordinator in
    tracking the project budget
  • Provide regular updates to the programme
    coordinator as required.
Monitoring and Evaluation: 10%
  • Track the project progress and feedback from
    key programme stakeholders
  • Document change stories and learning to
    inform the programme
  • The incumbent will gather evidence, facts
    and other relevant data to support programme documentation
  • Establish and maintain database for the project
  • Support the programme coordinator to update
    Restless Development on project progress and seek advice as necessary
Other Duties as Required 5%
  • Other duties as required, including occasional
    work on weekends for which time off in lieu can
    be taken
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Restless Development
    Programme Officer jobs must hold Bachelor’s degrees in relevant field of
  • At least one year experience of implementing
  • Previous experience of making logistical
    arrangement for organizing events and meetings
  • Prior experience in asset management and procurement
  • Previous finance management experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication
    and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel,
    and Word
  • Ability to solve problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Previous
    experience in budget management is desired
  • Experience
    in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 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 organization and be personally
    committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
  • Desirable: 
    Lusoga, Ateso or Luo speaking candidates for these locations i.e. Kamuli,
    Lira and Tororo
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send an filled application form, download
, to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note that we DO NOT
accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
18th August, 2016
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