Programme Associate Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights NGO Jobs – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Officer Sexual Reproductive Health 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 Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights will support the Programme
officer in implementing all programmes relating to SRH&R and ensure that
all objectives are achieved. S/he will work to ensure and maintain linkages
with all programme activities the organisation is implementing in line with
SRH&R. S/he will actively participate in the development of the programme
strategy implementation and monitoring.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Strategy,
Implementation and Coordination (30%)       
  • Support
    project regular narrative and financial reporting particularly on the
    actions that will be implemented by UYONET in the spirit of the
    partnership agreement between UYONET and Donors
  • Support
    timely submission of quarterly and annual reports to Donors that include
    narrative progress updates and financial reports in a timely and quality
  • Lead
    in implementing SRH&R programmes in line with the national development
    goals and Strategic Framework of UYONET
  • Support
    all programme development, priorities and ensuring quality review of the
    work plans, resources and the implementation schedules
  • Take
    lead in developing of Organisational Operational Plan.
  • Participate
    in planning of achievable and sustainable strategies for future SRH&R
    programme expansion
Fundraising, Partnership
Development & Management (20%):
  • Support
    programme sustainability by mainstreaming innovative aspects of the
    project into UYONET other ongoing governance interventions as well as
    devise mechanisms to further UYONET’s engagement in SRH&R programmes.
  • Ensure
    that the contractual terms between UYONET and Donors are adhered to
    throughout the entire project/programme duration.
  • Participate
    in fundraising activities for the organisation, preparing concept notes
    and proposal for key programme donors showcasing all our different
  • Build
    and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders including
    relevant Line Ministries at national, provincial and community levels
  • Participate
    in the relevant progress meetings underpinning the programmes
  • Disseminate
    communication materials about the programmes in collaboration with the
    Monitoring and evaluation unit.
Financial Planning and
Management of Donor Budgets (20%):
  • Ensure
    efficient grant management of all programmes by taking a lead on
    developing, managing and regularly reviewing the programme budgets,
    monitoring spending to ensure they are within the budgets.
  • Ensure
    all budget holders are conducting budget tracking .developing and
    reviewing of financial reports relating to programmes as required
  • Support
    the finance team to manage the donor budgets and organisational financial
  • Ensure
    procurement and financial policies and procedures are adhered to by the
    team and others.
Monitoring, learning and
reporting (20%):
  • Liaise
    with programme Officers to implement the M&E functions of the ongoing
    SRH&R Programme
  • Lead
    on the development of the programme narrative reports of all programmes
    with inputs from the programmes team and the Monitoring and Learning Unit
    for final submission.
  • Provide
    relevant information for effective communications with donors and partners
    in collaboration with head of programs, programme manager and executive
Other (5 %): 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 graduate degree in a relevant field of study
  • At
    least three years’ experience in development sector in an African context,
    including good knowledge of advocacy and policy engagement.
  • Knowledge
    of sexual and reproductive health rights, leadership development, and
    governance is an Added advantage.
  • Three
    years’ experience in programme design and management including proven
    experience of managing large programmes relating to youth development
  • 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.
  • Interpersonal
    Skills, written and verbal communication skills..
  • Previous
    work experience in Uganda and Knowledge of national languages.
  • A
    clear 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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