Programme Coordinator NGO Job Careers – Restless Development

Job
Title:   
 Programme Coordinator
Organisation:
Restless Development
Project Name: Big Idea
Programme
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
 Gross Annual: UGX 41,832,822
About US:
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.
About Big
Idea Programme:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing an exciting youth-led
advocacy, research and accountability initiative, implemented in partnership
with a major development agency. The programme will promote youth-led social
accountability by improving young people’s leadership, life-skills, technical
knowledge on civic issues, policy, advocacy and research, so that they are
better prepared to actively engage with their leaders. The programme will also
see the creation of District Youth Working Groups to strengthen platforms for
young people to voice their concerns, lead advocacy and accountability efforts,
and meaning fully engage with district leaders. In total, the programme will be
implemented in 10 districts of Uganda: Moroto, Napak, Kotido and Nakapiripirit
Districts in northeastern Uganda; Gulu, Nwoya, Pader and Abim Districts of
northern Uganda; and Kamuli and Iganga Districts in the East.
Job Summary: The Programme
Coordinator, Big Idea Programme will coordinate project activities in Kamuli
and Iganga Districts. The incumbent will manage the implementation of the
youth-led social accountability programme. S/he will work closely with one
programme officer and 40 research team members.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and Delivery: Supported by Programme
Manager and working with the Programme Officers: 50%
·        
Take
responsibility for effective preparation, implementation and management and
monitoring of the youth accountability programme
·        
Take
lead role in sensitization of key youth actors on the programme
·        
Take
lead in the establishment of the District Youth Working Groups (DYWGs) where
they do not currently exist
·        
Take
lead in selection and recruitment of the youth researchers
·        
Support
the training of researchers on data-driven advocacy curriculum and sustainable
development goals
·        
Offer
technical support in the development of training and other relevant materials
drawing on best practices internationally and nationally
·        
Support
the research teams during field work, including ensuring their welfare
throughout the research process and providing guidance on technical aspects of
the research
·        
Assist
with editing the research outputs and facilitate research teams to edit and
check final reports before dissemination
·        
The
incumbent will support the research teams advocacy work by leading the
coordination of quarterly district youth working group meetings as platforms
for dialogue between young people, decision makers and other youth sector
actors at the district level
·        
Take
lead role in following up on commitments made by decision makers
·        
Ensure
all reporting requirements are met and submitted on time to the Programme
Manager
Partnership Development Management: 15%
·        
Working
closely with the Programme Manager to identify, develop and manage
relevant programme partnerships with government, donors, NGOs and other key
youth sectors
·        
Support
activities, meetings, and other events to raise the profile of the programme
·        
Represent
Restless Development in key forums/platforms and meetings in the two
districts
·        
Work
closely with Programme Manager to ensure dissemination of research findings at
the National level through the National Youth Working Group
·        
Identify
and cultivate opportunities to leverage additional funding for the district
youth working group with support from Restless Development’s Fundraising and
Partnerships Unit
·        
Support
development of donor expenditure reports
People Management and Development: 15%
·        
Ensure
that all staff have clear performance objectives and development plans
·        
Continually
support and supervise outputs of the programme officers through line
management, support visits and performance reviews
·        
Support
youth researchers in solving genuine challenges and communicate to
programme manager as necessary
·        
Line
manage and performance manage programme officer
Financial planning and Management: 15% Work closely with the
Programme Manager and finance unit to:
·        
Track
the project budget and develop quarterly financial reports
·        
Ensure
that financial management is undertaken according to Restless Development
Policy and procedures
·        
Lead
on generation of regular updates and reports as required
Other Duties as Required 5%: Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends
for which time off in lieu can be taken
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal applicant for the Restless Development Programme Coordinator  job opportunity must hold a graduate -level degree in relevant field of study or
equivalent work experience
·        
A
minimum of three years of experience managing similar programmes
·        
Previous
experience in designing and delivery of youth-led research and youth-led
advocacy programme
·        
Prior
experience managing and reporting against programme budgets
·        
Previous
exposure and experience managing staff, including line and performance
management
·        
Previous
experience in writing briefs and other materials for external audiences is
preferred
·        
Prior
experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including
participatory research approaches is desired
·        
Previous
experience in Advocacy programmes is an added advantage
·        
Proven
ability to identify, develop and manage local/national/regional partnerships
·        
Ability
to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
·        
Excellent
organizational skills and methodological approach to programme management
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(written and verbal)
·        
Excellent
budget management skills
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English
·        
Excellent
IT skills
·        
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.
How to
Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled
application form, download here, to
ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs,
resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 26th
August, 2016
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