Programme Officer NGO Careers – NUDIPU

Job Title:      Programme Officer
Organization: National Union
of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About US:
The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an
umbrella organization promoting the rights of Persons with disabilities in
Uganda with the vision of having ‘Dignity for every person with disability.’
NUDIPU exists to advocate for the rights of PWDs in a unified voice for
improved livelihoods.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The Programme officer will be responsible
    for the implementation of project activities on employment of PWDs by
    ensuring that activities are being carried out in accordance with the
    approved proposal and annual implementation plans
  • Develop policy briefs on employment of
    PWDs
  • Carry out media campaign on employment
    (organize Press conferences, TV/Radio talk shows, spot messages on
    Employment of PWDs)
  • Conducting joint awareness meetings with
    Human Resource Managers Association (HRMA), Federation of Uganda Employers
    (FUE), Public Sector Commission (PSC) and Ministry of Gender, Labour and
    Social Development (MGLSD) on employment of PWDS.
  • Carry out mentoring session with employers
    on how to employ PWDs, holding follow up meetings with HRMA to review
    progress collaboration on employment of PWDs,
  • Engaging 10 District Service Commissions
    on employment of PWDs,
  • Conduct joint advocacy events such as
    employer of the year award and document success stories on employment of
    PWDs and market a business-case for employing PWDs and advocating for
    affirmative action in public sector
  • Lobby for changes in legislation, plans,
    policies and service delivery to facilitate the employment of PWDs
  • Raise public awareness on the Rights and
    Responsibilities of PWDs
  • Actively participate in all fundraising
    initiatives
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a bachelor’s degree in Social sciences or Social Works and Social
    Administration or Community Adult Education or development studies and or
    any other related humanities.
  • At least three years’ experience working
    with membership organizations, NGOs and has good understanding of
    development dynamics.
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Demonstrate ability to build teams
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in databases, power point, Excel and Ms Word
  • Knowledge and experience of working with
    local communities and PWDS
  • Fundraising skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their
cover letters, copies of academic transcripts and resumes to the “Executive
Director” either via post to: NUDIPU, P.O. Box 8567 Kampala OR Physically
to NUDIPU offices on Plot 530, Bukoto-Kisaasi Road,
NB: Applicants are
advised to clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating the position
applied for.
Deadline: 23rd
September, 2016

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