Fresher Programme Officer International NGO Jobs – Restless Development

Job Title:       Programme Officer
Organization: Restless Development
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
 Salary: UGX 20,044,868
About US:
Restless Development (Uganda) is an International NGO established to
address the challenges faced by young people in Uganda by placing young people
at the forefront of change and development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth
to live healthy and productive lives, fully supported by those around them. Our
programming focuses on three core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health
and rights, youth civic participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
About Project:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls
Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project, implemented in partnership with Plan
International Uganda and Terres Des Hommes. The programme promotes a youth-led
approach to building capacity of CSOs and generates evidence that is used to
engage with key decision makers and hold them accountable on protection of
girls’ economic rights. The programme is being implemented in the six districts
of Kamuli, Buyende, Lira, Alebtong, Tororo and Bukedea. We are recruiting for
an officer who will be based in Tororo to support operations in Tororo and
Bukedea.
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer will oversee field implementation of the programme, liaise with the
research teams and coordinate with key programme actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme preparation and delivery 40%: Supported by a
Programme Coordinator, the Project Officer will:
        
Lead
sensitization of key youth actors on the programme;
        
Lead
selection and mapping of research teams, CSOs and private sector partners;
        
Lead
training of research teams, CSOs partners, private sector partners and VSLA
Network Champi
ons;
        
Support
the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best
practices;
        
Provide
technical assistance to the research teams during field work;
        
Support
research teams to edit and review the research outputs, including final

reports before dissemination;
        
Support
the research team’s advocacy work by coordinating the private sector engagement
and District Youth Working group meetings
        
Coordinate
quarterly private sector engagement meetings and dialogues
        
Safety and welfare of research team and
logistics 30%
        
Work
with research teams to develop monthly programme work plans
        
Keep
regular communication with research teams and provide backstopping logistical
support when necessary
        
Support
welfare of research teams, and follow u
p on issues as required
        
Develop
checklist of items to support travels and field activities
        
Coordinate
all logistical support for the research teams
        
Develop
logistical checklist to guide activities and activities support
        
Lead
on procurement of all p
rogramme items
        
Keep
consistent detailed records of logistical aspects of the programme
        
Ensure
that safety and security measures are in place and are adhered to at all times
        
Keep
in constant communication with research team and programme coordinator
        
Lead on logistical arrangements for recruitment,
training, community consultations and dialogues, private sector engagement,
travels, research and other programme related activities
        
Provide
ongoing support and mentorship to youth researchers
Financial planning and Management 15%
        
Support
research teams to manage funds for field work
        
Make
payments for programme related activities and keep accurate records of
financial expenditure
        
Manage
project budgets
        
Ensure
that financial management adheres to Re
stless Development policies ad
procedures
        
Assist
the programme Coordinator in tracking the project budget
        
Provide
regular updates to the programme coordinator as required.
Monitoring and Evaluation 10%
        
Track
the project progress and feedback from k
ey programme stakeholders
        
Document
change stories and learning to inform the programme
        
Gather
evidence, facts and other relevant data to support programme documentation
        
Establish
and maintain contact database for the project’s stakeholders
        
Support
the programme coordinator to update Restless Development on project progress
and seek advice as necessary
Other Duties as Required 5%
        
Other
duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which time off in
lieu can be taken



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
        
The
applicant for the Restless Development
Programme Officer job opportunity
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
relevant field of study
        
At
least one year experience of implementing programmes
        
Experience
of making logistical arrangement for organizing events and meetings
        
Experience
in asset management
and procurement
        
Experience
of finance management
        
Effective
verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
        
Excellent
organizational skills
        
Excellent
computer skills including Excel, and Word
        
Ability
to solve problems and make sound oper
ational decisions
        
Excellent
budget management skills
        
Fluency
in written and spoken English
        
Experience in budget management
        
Experience in research and advocacy
        
Experience in working in a multi-cultural
environment
        
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
organization and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and
values.
        
Japhadhola, Ateso or Luo speaking candidates are
desired
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
Restless Development in the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
here
, and send it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 12th March 2018
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