Programme Associate Policy and Governance NGO Jobs – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Officer Policy and Governance
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 Policy and Governance 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:
Implementation and
Coordination (40%)
  • Play
    a supportive role in providing technical support on all programme
    development and implementation schedules
  • Support
    the Programme Officer in the development of Organisational Operational
  • Plan
    appropriate, achievable and sustainable strategies for future programme
  • Working
    closely with the programme Officer Policy Governance Leadership and
    Rights, liaise with the programme, finance and M & L team to ensure
    timely development of financial reports relating to programme reports
Fundraising, Partnership
Development & Management (20%)
  • Support
    the programme management team in fundraising activities for the
    organisation, preparing concept notes and proposal for key programme
  • Sustain
    effective partnerships with all key stakeholders including relevant Line
    Ministries at national and community levels
  • Participate
    in the relevant progress meetings underpinning the programmes
  • Participate
    in partnership activities and communication to raise the profile of the
    programmes and secure leverage and other commitments of support
  • Disseminate
    communication materials about the programmes in collaboration with the
    Monitoring and evaluation unit.
Financial Planning and
Management of Donor Budgets (20%):
  • Support
    developing, managing regular reviewing of programme budgets and reviewing
    of financial reports relating to programmes as required
  • Ensure
    procurement and financial policies and procedures are adhered to by the
    team and others.
  • Support
    Component Financial/ Budgeting Management for effective budget utilization
    to ensure timely reporting and accountabilities
Monitoring, learning and
reporting (20%):
  • Work
    closely with the Monitoring and Learning Unit in M&L processes,
    including analysis of data collected and dissemination of results to
    ensure continual programme improvement.
  • Open
    and maintain appropriate programme files to ensure appropriate filing and
    availability of documentation required for internal and external communications,
    accountability, audits, evaluation purposes and reporting
  • Participate
    to develop the programmes monthly, Narrative Work plan and budgets with
    the supervisor and compile monthly progress implementation reports on sub
    grant project implementation with partners
Other: Other duties as required, sometimes
requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant field of
  • At
    least five years’ experience in development sector in an African context,
    including good knowledge of advocacy and policy engagement.
  • Knowledge
    of Policy, leadership development, governance is a must.
  • Minimum
    of three years’ experience in programme design and management including
    proven experience of managing large programmes relating to youth
    development initiatives
  • Strong
    partnership development and networking skills
  • Excellent
    numeracy skills with experience in budget development and management
  • Excellent
    understanding of project cycle management
  • Excellent
    report writing skills particularly donor reporting.
  • Fluent
    in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent
    IT, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills..
  • Previous
    work experience in Uganda and Knowledge of the national languages.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of contemporary development issues and trends
    in youth health sectors
  • Experience
    of performance managing people
  • Experience
    of managing multi-site implementation works
  • Experience
    in handling budgets and finances.
  • The
    individual must be results oriented, highly self-motivated and have
    demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Must
    be able to lead and inspire a team of strong programme officers
  • 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 missions 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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