Program Manager Job Placement – TRAC FM

Job Title:  Program Manager
Organisation: TRAC
FM (Duma Works)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Duma Works is
changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently
connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make
finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and
job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform
that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital
process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African
continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used
DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates.
They are recruiting for a valuable client, a distribution and finance company
that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and
businesses in Uganda.
About Client:
TRAC FM engages
radio listeners in East-Africa in meaningful public debate on matters
concerning their relationship with government, public services, and the private
sector. TRAC FM reaches out to even the most remote and excluded citizens through
the use of basic mobile phones, interactive radio talk-shows, and innovative
online software. Data from radio-poll results and additional statistics are
used to structure, represent and amplify people’s voices during radio debates
and used for strategic advocacy campaigns.
Job Summary:  TRAC FM is attracting a new Program Manager
for our Kampala office. This job will put the successful candidate in a
leadership position to manage and execute new and running TRAC FM programs in
Uganda. It involves managing projects with our current NGO/CSO partners,
keeping good relations with our radio partners, training new radio hosts and
attracting new potential partners to set up new programs. A special focus will
be on our upcoming ‘Common Matters 2’ program. This 2-year program will cover a
variety of thematic areas including Land rights, fair land compensation,
disability rights and post-LRA transitional justice. The position of Program
Manager requires you to have a wide field of interest. Not only do you have to
assist our CSO/NGO partners to come up with sharp, relevant, and clear
poll-questions and advocacy strategies, you will also have to maintain friendly
but professional relationships with the radio stations we work with. Helping
stations improve their talk-shows and making sure listeners are engaged in
meaningful debates is key to a successful campaign. One of the most important
aspects in the TRAC FM process is the strategic design of Advocacy Campaign
Plans (ACPs). ACP’s are the blueprint for any TRAC FM advocacy campaign and
cover mission statements, partnerships, key statistics of the thematic area and
a lobbying strategy where collected data is effectively used to meaningfully
impact the existing narrative within a certain issue. The strategy should be designed
to reach the right decision makers and ultimately advance the campaign
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
strategic advocacy campaign designs with partner CSOs
good, clear and strong relationships with our 20 radio partners
and reporting on targets of running projects
new partnerships in Uganda
with local Ugandan staff (4 staff members)
events and making presentations
up program budgets and targets
graphic design of info-graphics and PR material
across Uganda to give training and set up projects
a strong online presence for the organization
to and strategizing with HQ management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
applicant must hold an academic degree (MA), preferably in a relevant field
such as Business studies, Media studies, international relations, social
At least
2 years of relevant work experience
and self-motivated
with the African continent and it’s socio-political challenges.
position as Program Manager is versatile and requires an all-round person how
can combine strategic planning, team/partner management, innovative solutions,
diligent reporting, general oversight and pro-active acquisition of new
programs and proposals. We are looking for a candidate who:
proven experience in program management
with project planning and M&E
with report and proposal writing
and a good communicator
of financial management
build and effectively manage a team
Able to
follow-up and request for instructions from head-office
talented and fluent in both speaking and writing in English
Has an
entrepreneurial spirit, looking for opportunities to expand TRAC FM’s scope
Has an
affinity with and experience in journalism, new media, and advocacy
Is a
digital native (good ICT skills- Social media, MS office, google drive etc)
Has an
affinity with graphic design (for infographics and reports)
Finally, the Program
Manager is expected to attract new partnerships, raise funds, write proposals
and successfully participate in events and conferences. Good networking skills
are a must. An established network in the (Ugandan) media and/or NGO sector are
a plus.
How to Apply:
To apply online click here or send
your Cover Letter and detailed CV to marking the
subject as “3428”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3428 Barack Obama,
+2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will
not go through.
N.B. You will
receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over
SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be
patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us
understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you apply
and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move
forward with you application.
Deadline: Friday, 31st August 2018
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