Entry Level Programme Officer, My Voice My Rights Job Careers – Restless Development

Organization: Restless
Development
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Gross Annual Salary: UGX
15,519,635 gross per annum
Reports to: Programme
Coordinator
About US:
Restless Development (Uganda) is an International NGO established to
address the challenges faced by young people in Uganda by placing young people
at the forefront of change and development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth
to live healthy and productive lives, fully supported by those around them. Our
programming focuses on three core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health
and rights, youth civic participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
About My Voice My Rights
Programme:
Restless Development is implementing the My Voice My Rights, a new
exciting programme aimed at increasing the number of young people living in
rural Uganda who have access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) &
youth-friendly health services through mobilisation, coordination and capacity
building of youth and youth-led organisations, and joint advocacy campaigns in
Jinja, Mayuge and Kampala Districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation (50%)
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Offer support in the planning and implementation
of capacity building plans for CBOS and partner organisations.
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Coordinate youth-led research and facilitate
sharing of learning with partners, across programmes and externally as
appropriate.
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Plan and support dissemination of Sexual Reproductive
and Health Rights (SRHR) information that respond to the local context
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Support the mapping of CBOs and build their
capacity to understand the value of integrating youth-centred sexuality
education into their youth programming through training and mentorship
·        
Offer support in the training of Health Service
Providers and teachers to offer youth friendly services, ensuring that
increased demand among young people is met by high quality supply.
·        
Support knowledge building of Youth Councillors
on ASRHR and relevant government policies and train them on how to effectively
capture the views of young people and communicate these issues through official
platforms to strengthen their advocacy
·        
Support the establishment of district
coordination structures which will serve as a communication platform for
advocates4action to regularly engage with decision makers
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Organise advocacy meetings with district and
national level stakeholders.
·        
Support Advocates4action to participate in local
processes in relation to SRHR.
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Assist in the recruitment and training of
advocates
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Regularly monitor and evaluate project progress
on regular basis to ensure that programmes are on track and challenges are
dealt with.
·        
Collect and share case studies with the M&E
and communication team
·        
Support the development of monthly progress and
donor reports
Partner Relationships and Support (20%)
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Ensure that District Local Governments and other
partners have a clear understanding of Restless Development programme.
·        
Identify opportunities for joint activities with
District Local Government staff and other development partners.
·        
Represent Restless Development Uganda at
external meetings with government and NGO partners as required.
·        
Ensure that all necessary capacity assessments
are carried out and analysed prior to entering into any new partnerships.
·        
Build a Partner Capacity Building Programme with
and for all partners in the Amplify Change Project, including a corresponding
monitoring and review element for each partner.
Financial Planning & Management (15%)
·        
Ensure appropriate use and accounting of funds
in accordance to Restless Development guidelines and policies.
·        
Support the development and regular review of
the programme budget. Support the development of annual programme budgets and
quarterly reforecasts.
Volunteer Management and Support (10%)
·        
Set clear performance objectives for peer
educators and monitor their performance on a regular basis.
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Support, mentor and coach peer educators to help
them be highly effective in their work.
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Support peer educators and partners to share
learning and to exchange skills.
Other duties (5%)
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Fulfil other reasonable duties and
responsibilities, as requested by the Programme Coordinator.
·        
Occasionally work on weekends and holidays for
which time off in lieu can be taken.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the Restless Development
Programme Office My Voice My Rights should hold a Degree in relevant field of
study.
·        
One year experience in relevant field (sexual
and reproductive health, youth livelihoods, education and/or working with young
people).
·        
Previous exposure and experience in training and
programme management.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of
contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic
opportunities for youth, sexual and reproductive health and civic
participation.
·        
Excellent verbal and written communications
skills.
·        
Highly organised, with excellent planning,
prioritisation and problem-solving skills.
·        
Show commitment to the values, aims and methods
of Restless Development.
·        
Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel).
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Fluency (written and spoken) in English.
·        
Previous experience in youth reproductive health
programmes within an NGO is desired
·        
Working knowledge of relevant national and
international frameworks and strategies in 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 who wish to join
Restless Development in the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
here
, and send it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org.
Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 7th December 2016
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