Programme Officer Non-profit Jobs – Restless Development

Job Title:    Programme Officer
Organisation: Restless
Development
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Programme Coordinator
Salary: UGX 14,258,585 gross
Annual
About US:                                   
Restless 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
Officer will manage an exciting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Programme in
Karamoja. Working with Assistant Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer
will be fully responsible for the on-ground programme preparations,
implementation including monitoring and evaluation. This officer will support the
community peer educators.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Programme Implementation, Management & Monitoring: 25%
·        
Take
lead in the direct implementation of the project by managing volunteers outputs
through monthly work plans
·        
Ensure
that all volunteer M & E forms are collected and delivered on a timely
basis
·        
Carry
out support and supervision to monitor volunteer activities
·        
Secure
programme support materials through partner organisations
·        
Ensure
monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures from volunteers are in
line with Restless Development policies and systems
Programme Preparation: 20%
·        
Assist the Assistant Coordinator in the
effective preparation of the programme by supporting the programme planning
processes
·        
Support in the recruitment, selection and
training of volunteers
·        
Take a lead role in community and sub-county
sensitisation
·        
Support
the programme coordinator in ensuring MOUs with schools, sub counties and
health centres are in place
·        
Carry
out risk and security assessment
Support to Partnerships: 15%
·        
Ensure that key staff at the Sub-County Offices
understand Restless Development programme and that we are leveraging
partnerships for effective programme delivery and sustainability
·        
Support the Coordinator and volunteers in
building relationships at sub-county levels through leading regular
coordination
·        
Identify opportunities for joint activities with
sub county government staff and other CSOs
·        
Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the
sub-county and partner organizations
Line manage and build the capacity of volunteers: 15%
·        
Support and supervise the outputs of the
volunteers through performance management processes in line with Restless
Development standards
·        
Hold regular minuted line management meetings
(at least fortnightly) with volunteers with clear action points for follow up
during support and supervision visits
·        
Build supportive relationship with volunteers
where genuine challenges are raised and discussed openly, and communicated to
Programme Coordinator
·        
Identify
capacity-building needs in for the volunteers and design appropriate measures
to address them
Financial Planning & Management: 10%
·        
Support the volunteers in managing field based
activities finances
·        
Participate in annual programme budgets planning
·        
Ensure volunteers adhere to Restless Development
Uganda financial policies
·        
Ensure all funds are accounted for with proper
documentation
·        
Ensure
volunteers provide accurate narrative reports of funds spent to allow prompt
reporting
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 Officer job must possess
a Diploma or Degree in relevant field of study (SRH, education, working with
young people)
·        
At least one year experience in relevant field
(sexual and reproductive health, sustainable agriculture, education and/or
working with young people)
·        
Previous exposure and experience in training and
programme management
·        
Excellent IT, written and verbal communication
skills
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary
development issues particularly those related to young people in the field of
HIV/AIDS, health and livelihoods
·        
A strong personal commitment to the values, aims
and methods of Restless Development
·        
Ability to analyse problems and make sound
operational decisions
·        
Previous
experience working in Karamoja is desired
·        
Previous
experience in youth reproductive health programmes within an NGO
·        
Knowledge
of relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the
areas of youth empowerment, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, education and poverty
issues.
·        
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
organisation and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and
values.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a completed application, form, download here and send it to:
ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the vacancy job title as Uganda –
Programme Officer.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016
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