Earn over 85m annually as Senior Programmes Quality Manager at Restless Development

Organization: Restless Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Gross Annual Salary: UGX 85,416,975 gross per annum
Reports to: Head of Operations
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.
Job Summary: The Senior Programmes and Quality Manager will provide governance and Direction. In this exciting new role, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all Restless Development Uganda’s innovative, youth-led programmes adhere to organisational quality standards and deliver results. The successful candidate will take charge of programmes leadership and planning, personnel management and support organisational strategic fundraising and effective finance management across all programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Programme Leadership and Planning 45 % Working closely with the Head of Operations, Programme Managers in each region and Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager, specific responsibilities include:
  • Leading programme design, development and innovation efforts for Restless Development Uganda
  • Leading development of annual programme goals, expected outcomes, outputs, targets and define success of the different projects.
  • Leading a collaborative effort to define programme delivery approaches and performance criteria while ensuring that programmes are aligned with Restless Development’s Programme Quality standards, the National Strategic Plan and the relevant Ugandan Government policies and programmes
  • Performing over-sight of programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting, working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation and Research Manager, including taking the lead on the development of the National Progress Reports.
  • Document evidence of good practice for both internal and external learning Take full responsibility of programme risk management by analyzing data, anticipating, identifying and mitigating risk factors.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Operations to establish and manage operational systems and staff structures required to successfully and efficiently achieve programme outcomes
  • Develop new and review existing programme material to align with programme goals and Restless Development quality standards.
Contribute to organisational strategy and direction 15%
  • Serve as a member of the Organisation’s Leadership Team, upholding organisational values and acting as a role model at all times
  • The jobholder will represent programme team in strategy development processes and ensure critical outcomes are properly represented and prioritized.
  • Support development of strategic partnerships, including representing Restless Development at relevant public events
  • Prepare and submit regular reports on programme performance for the leadership Team and national board to inform decision making
  • Act as the primary liaison for programme quality issues with the international Programme Quality Unit and other Restless Development offices, sharing best practice and coordinating support in priority areas.
Personnel Management 15% Work with the Head Of Operations to accomplish human resource objectives by:
  • Recruiting, selecting, and orienting programme staff
  • Line management of Programme Managers
  • Designing and leading training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff in the Programmes Unit and others
  • Take charge of the performance management cycle for programme staff while ensuring that all staff in the Programmes Unit have up to date performance objectives and career development plans and that Line Management and Performance Management meetings are happening.
  • Ensuring programme teams adhere to organisational policies and practices
  • Strengthening internal systems and processes for shared learning between the different programme teams and across the organization
Contribute to fundraising and partnership efforts 10% Working closely with the Country Director and the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager:
  • Contribute to programme design for new proposals and coordinate input from Programme Managers
  • Develop budgets, negotiate contracts and contribute to management of external partners
  • Support compliance with current donor agreements, including timely reporting
  • Contribute to the development of reports and PR materials to support the profile and visibility of Restless Development
Ensure effective financial management 10% Working closely with the Country Director and the Leadership Team:
  • Manage the development of annual budgets for all programme units in line with the national and global strategy and ensure programmes meet reforecast requirements at all time.
  • Support Programme Managers to regularly monitor their unit budget
  • Ensure Restless Development finance policy is adhered to by programme staff
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 applicants for the Restless Development Senior Programmes Quality Manager should possess a Graduate-level Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant national and international frameworks in the areas of youth livelihoods, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and civic engagement
  • At least five years of proven leadership experience in international development designing and implementing programmes
  • Previous experience of supporting youth-led and youth-focused programming across thematic areas relevant to Restless Development
  • Prior exposure and experience in managing a team, including distance management
  • Previous exposure and experience in designing and developing multi-year funding proposals for a range of donors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent partnership skills, including experience of working in coalitions
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to present complex information concisely
  • Capacity to lobby, influence and represent Restless Development at all levels
  • Show commitment to the organisation’s mission and values
  • Previous experience producing written briefings and other materials for external and internal audiences is desired
  • Previous exposure and experience with Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including participatory research approaches
  • The individual must be results orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • 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: 26th January 2018
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