Programme Associate Leadership Development NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Officer – Leadership Governance and Rights
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 Programme
Associate Leadership Development will lead and coordinate all leadership
programming and enabling us to continue to position young people to build a
stronger youth movement in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Leadership
    academy: 40 %
  • Support
    coordination of all programs under the Leadership Academy including
    scheduling and attending planning, evaluation meetings, social media
  • Support
    the implementation Academy programs and proposals to mobilize resources
    for its continuity
  • Participate
    in the overall organisational design, planning, and execution of broad
    programs in relation to Leadership Academy
  • Support
    timely submission of quarterly as well as all progressive reports related
    to the Leadership Academy activities to Donors
Alumni engagement: 25%
  • Develop
    and alumni engagement strategy
  • Participate
    in the leadership academy alumni activities, ensuring that such activity
    contributes to the UYONET strategic objectives
  • Lead
    in managing alumni records and working with colleagues to ensure effective
    data management
Leadership development: 30% 
  • Participate
    in Developing leadership training materials and support leadership training
  • Develop
    a network of resource persons and organizations that can contribute
  • expertise
    and participate in the ongoing leadership and training activities of the
    leadership development.
  • Researches
    and establishes a databank of leadership training resources that can serve
    as a Go-To resource for staff members and volunteers leading programs on
  • Serves
    as a source of information regarding leadership development and training
    for UYONET and its wider network.
Other (5%):
  • Perform
    any other duty from time to time that may be assigned to him/her 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 Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences,
    Development Studies or related field
  • Certificate in Leadership is an added advantage
  • Previous
    experience in leadership programming and certificate in leadership
  • An
    understanding of alumni needs and interests, and a creative approach to
    how these can be met
  • 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
  • Understands the leadership challenge in Uganda
    and passionate about solving this challenge
  • Is knowledgeable in qualitative and
    quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness and efficiency of training
    programs and in achieving established
    program goals.
  • Demonstrates
    the ability to exercise sound judgment, identify problems and devise practical
    solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Experience of working in a youthful,
    multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of online social platforms for marketing and communications
  • 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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