Fresher Programme Officer International NGO Jobs – Restless Development

Job Title:       Programme
Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
 Salary: UGX
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 GAA Project:
Restless Development Uganda is
implementing an exiting 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 Lira
to support operations in Lira and Alebtong.
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 Champions;
  • Support
    the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best
  • 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
    closely 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 up 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 programme 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
  • 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 Restless Development policies ad
  • Assist
    the programme Coordinator in tracking the project budget
  • Provide
    regular updates to the programme coordinator as required. •
Monitoring and Evaluation 10%
  • Keenly
    track the project progress and feedback from key 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
  • Previous
    experience of making logistical arrangement for organizing events and
  • 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 operational decisions
  • Excellent
    budget management skills
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English
  • Japadhola,
    Ateso or Luo speaking candidates are desired
  • Experience
    in budget management
  • Previous
    experience in research and advocacy
  • Experience
    in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 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.
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
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 9th May 2018
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