Program Officer Membership NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Job Title:      Program Officer Membership
Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Program
Associate- Membership
About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network
(UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to
mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in
East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing
demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for
young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks
constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the
apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond
to the needs of the youth across the region.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer Membership will be in charge of daily operation and management of the
organisation programmes and engagements with a set of pre-defined performance
targets. The main responsibility is to ensure that programmes engagements
produce the specified outputs as outlined in the Annual Work Plans and national
Strategy and timely production of all reports both progress and financial.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Membership growth and
development: 30%          
  • Work
    in liaison with other programme officers, design and oversee the rollout
    of a secretariat programme implementation framework that will ensure
    member organisations gradually take up the mantle of programme
    implementation up to the level of 50 percent by end of 2018
  • Develop
    an implementation framework to roll out the ongoing membership and
    partnership development strategy to benefit all members organisation that
    require the same.
  • Support
    member organisations to mainstream cross-cutting issues and inclusiveness
    including gender and persons with disability in their programming work
 Member organisations profiling (20%):
  • Ensure
    that all UYONET member organisations are fully profiled on the Network
    website (
  • Ensure
    that all UYONET member organisations have active face book and twitter
    accounts and their capacity to use the same is built.
  • Every
    programme best practice, report or policy paper is published on the
    internet as a minimum and widely disseminated to all stakeholders.
Partnership Development and fundraising
  • Develop
    a partnership strategy for members.
  • Convene
    at least two partnership conferences involving development partners,
    Government and member organisations to appraise them on the implementation
    of the National Strategy
  • Craft
    and implement innovative resource mobilisation strategies to sufficiently
    raise funds to implement the National Strategy.
  • Support
    member organisations raise resources for their programming work and are
    able to account as follows;
  • Support
    UYONET member Organizations nd submit fundable proposals to potential
    sources by the end of 2018
  • At
    least 10 of the 20 member organisations are supported to form effective
    partnerships through consortia and realise funding to implement their
    programme work by end of 2018
Monitoring Evaluation
Reporting & Learning 15%         
  • Participate
    actively in contributing to monthly documentation of “success stories” and
    other anecdotal information to demonstrate results/impact of initiatives
    undertaken by member organisations and enhance the overall quality of
    performance reports to constituents
  • Together
    with the programme manager, develop indicators and protocols for
    monitoring progress in implementation of program interventions and
    capacity building initiatives and generate the necessary progress reports
  • Institute
    regular interfaces with member organisations to review and reflect on
    progress and results in order to identify, mitigate challenges and learn
    lessons for improved program delivery in advocacy
  • Work
    with other Programme officers and managers, to produce quarterly and
    annual work plan performance reports
Human Resource management 5%
  • Line
    manage the membership associate and volunteers and interns in the
  • Support
    volunteers assigned to members.
Other (5%)
  • Perform
    any other duty from time to time that may be assigned to him by the
    Executive Director
  • Other
    duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for
    which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development
    Studies or related
  • Experience
    in leadership programming and certificate in leadership is an added advantage
  • Working
    with networks, alliances and membership organisations is a must!
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with people at all
    levels, and of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills, including report writing, and
    writing for and understanding of different audiences and sensitivity for
    different cultural contexts
  • Excellent
    time management and organisational skills, with the ability to multitask
    and prioritise as required to deliver tasks on time
  • Proficiency
    in the use of Microsoft Office software, including databases Desirable:
  • Demonstrates
    the ability to exercise sound judgment, identify problems and devise
    practical solutions for continuous improvement,
  • Previous
    experience of working in a youthful, multi-cultural environment and with
    networks, u Knowledge of online social platforms for marketing and
  • 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 UYONET mission and values.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email
to with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 29th January 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by
31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.

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