Programme Officer Policy and Governance CSO Career Jobs – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Manager Policy Governance Leadership 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
Officer 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%)
  • Take
    lead on all programme development, priorities and ensuring quality review
    of the work plans, resources and the implementation schedules
  • Support
    the Programme Manager in the development of Organisational Operational
  • Plan
    appropriate, achievable and sustainable strategies for future programme
  • Working
    closely with the programme Manager 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
  • Build
    and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders including relevant
    Line Ministries at national and community levels
  • Participate
    in the relevant progress meetings underpinning the programmes
  • Lead
    on partnership activities and communication to raise the profile of the
    programmes and secure leverage and other commitments of support
  • Develop
    and disseminate communication materials about the programmes in
    collaboration with the Monitoring and evaluation unit.
Serve as active member of the
UYONET Leadership Team:
  • Take
    active role in the development and regular review of programme operational
  • Ensure
    timely documentation and dissemination of key findings from programme to
    inform learning and presenting to the Management Committee.
  • Play
    key role in the strategic planning and reviews process in coordination
    with the other programme team and immediate stakeholders.
  • Provide
    regular updates on partnerships underpinning the programme
  • Provide
    detailed information and linking finance and programmes 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
  • 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%):
  • Lead
    on all donor reporting for the programmes
  • 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.
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 Science, Development Studies or related field of
  • At
    least five years’ experience in development sector in an African context,
    including good knowledge of advocacy and policy engagement.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in programme design and management including
    proven experience of managing large programmes relating to youth
    development initiatives
  • Knowledge
    of Policy, leadership development, governance is a must.
  • 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.
  • Preferable
  • Previous
    work experience in Uganda and having knowledge of the 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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