Programme Coordinator, Research International NGO Jobs – Restless Development

Job Title:         Programme Coordinator, Research
Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Kampala,
Gross Annual Salary: UGX
44,846,917 per annum
Reports to: International
Research Manager
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 GRP Programme:
The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a consortium of
implementers, including Cafedirect Producers Foundation (CPF), KENVO (Kijabe
Environmental Volunteers), MasterCard Labs, WeFarm, and Restless Development.
Through this project, all implementers are working together to enhance youth
participation in agricultural activities. Restless Development, in particular,
will be working towards two goal areas: 1) providing youth engagement capacity
building to Producer Organizations (POs) connected to Cafedirect and 2)
incentivizing youth to engage with digital tools for agricultural information
and market access. Under the first goal area, Restless Development will assess
each PO on their youth engagement strategy and then, based on this, will
provide training and mentorship to address any identified gaps. Under the
second goal area, Restless Development will train Youth Ambassadors from our
Youth Groups to mobilize other youth to use the tool, disseminating data from
the tools and collecting feedback on youth perspectives of using the tools.
Job Summary: The Programme
Coordinator, Research will actively engage with implementation partners, POs,
and Youth Ambassadors, as well as any Programme Officers that might be hired,
on a day-to-day basis, providing ongoing support and capacity building. The
Programme Coordinator, Research will be responsible for ensuring the quality
implementation of the project components under both goal areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Programme Development, Management, and Reporting: 35% Working
closely with the International Research Manager to coordinate and rigorously
plan all field activities, staying on top of the field plan timeline and
targets as agreed to with CPF:
Under Goal Area 1:
  • Lead
    PO youth engagement assessment for each PO and design targeted
    training material to cover specific identified gaps;
  • Provide
    PO representatives with specific youth engagement training as well as
    handbooks and reference materials on youth-engagement strategies; and
  • Provide
    ongoing mentorship to POs on putting youth-engagement policies into
    practice as well as troubleshooting any areas of difficulty.
Under Goal Area 2:
  • Identify
    and train Youth Ambassadors in digital agricultural tools, mobilizing them
    to spread the use of these tools in their communities; and
  • Work
    closely with the digital tool partners (MasterCard Labs and WeFarm) and
    Youth Ambassadors on community-based dissemination of real-time data in
    youth-friendly packaging;
  • Guide
    the Youth Ambassadors on collecting feedback on youth experiences
    of engaging with the digital tools.
Partnership Management: 20% Directly, and in close
collaboration with the International Research Manager:
  • Communicate
    and coordinate regularly with all GRP partners (CPF, KENVO, MasterCard
    Labs, and WeFarm);
  • Work
    closely with MasterCard Labs and WeFarm on the logistics and
    practicalities of rolling their tools out in Uganda;
  • Take
    part in strategy discussions with GRP partners in order to harmonize
    concurrent field activities and ensure high quality delivery against
    goals and objectives; and
  • Participate
    and represent Restless Development in regular check-ins with partners.
  • Donor
PO and Youth Ambassador Support: 20% Working closely with
CPF and other Restless Development Programmes to:
  • Support
    CPF to identify PO representatives;
  • Take
    PO representatives through the cycle of engaging on youth policy, building
    their capacity and helping them troubleshoot along the way;
  • Collaborate
    to identify Youth Ambassadors to promote digital tools from among RD
    youth groups;
  • Capacity
    build Youth Ambassadors to support the collective action of youth around
    in evidence-based decision-making and to capture data around youth
    perspectives on using the tools.
Financial Planning and Management: 15% Working closely with the
Finance Unit to lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the
programme budget, including:
  • Supporting
    the development of donor expenditure reports;
  • Supporting
    development of annual programme budgets and quarterly reforecasts;
  • Ensuring
    that financial transactions are in line with Restless Development policies
    and procedures, including processes related to expenditure and
    accountability of funds: and
  • Ensuring
    that value for money is achieved.
Other: 10% Other
duties and additional project activities, as required. Occasionally
working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Restless
    Development Programme Coordinator, Research should hold a graduate-level
    Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    programme design and management, including proven experience of managing
    large and complex programmes relating to youth engagement, agricultural
    livelihoods development, and research;
  • Strong
    proven experience designing and managing related research;
  • Proven
    adherence to the 2 main GRP programme goals under Restless Development’s
    • Supporting young people’s structural and meaningful engagement
    • Incentivizing young people to adopt digital technologies in agriculture;
  • Proven
    ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a
    variety of actors, including with consortia;
  • Broad
    knowledge, understanding and practical experience of youth development in
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent
    problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions;
  • Ability
    and strong motivation to work with young people;
  • Good
    team player able to work under own initiative;
  • Willingness
    to travel to regionally and to rural areas, as required; and
  • A
    strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development, as well
    as to the overall project goals.
  • 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
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 6th March 2017

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