Programme Officer – Livelihood iSAVE NGO Jobs – National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Organization: National
Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Programme Manager – Livelihood
About US:
The National Union
of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an umbrella organization promoting
the rights of Persons with disabilities in Uganda with the vision of having
‘Dignity for every person with disability.’ NUDIPU exists to advocate for the
rights of PWDs in a unified voice for improved livelihoods.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer – Livelihood iSAVE will
spearhead the implementation of livelihood programmes by offering technical
expertise in line with NUDIPU’s strategy and policies to realize NUDIPU’s goal.
The Project holder is responsible for facilitating NUDIPU’s efforts to design
and implement livelihood activities to improve the realization of the rights of
PWDs. S/he will facilitate organizational capacity building of district unions
(DU) and its membership; implement and sustain Livelihood activities and ensure
that the iSAVE Programme serves as a learning and advocacy platform for
inclusion of PWDs. This job will belong to the Livelihood Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Planning,
development and implementation
  • Participate in the development of projects and programmes and review
    meetings       as appropriate
    including initiating of new concepts/ideas.
  • Implement programme activities in compliance with agreed guidelines.
  • Develop and implement the department’s periodic work plans.
  • Participate in review of the plans & programmes to ensure
    relevance in the rapidly changing environment.
  • Ensure programme deliverables meet quality standards and proactively
    guidance from relevant experts.
  • Write programme reports and document lessons to facilitate learning
    & review Programme Assistant reports
  • Mobilize partners, stakeholders and members to participate in NUDIPU
  • Support and participate in the advocacy activities and events for
    the organisation.
  • Participate in defining programme and financial objectives, targets
    and monitoring processes (collect, collate and share relevant project
    information) in line with the programme and organisational M&E
  • Identify thematic advocacy issues through programme implementation.
  • Identify existing and potential funding opportunities and
    participate in the technical aspects of project proposal development
  • Participate in raising of resources to build NUDIPU reserves
  • Conduct research in relevant pertinent issues to build a body of
    knowledge and influence change at various levels and the findings to
    inform programme design.
Capacity Building
  • Identify and propose member organisations to be considered for
    capacity building opportunities and launch programme in consultation with
    the Membership Development Officer.
  • Execute the application of Programme models (including research,
    initial capacity building and customization of models/ methodologies in
    national plans budgeting etc) for members and staff.
  • Supervise day to day Programme operations such as Mobilisation of
    beneficiaries of iSAVE into savings and credit groups, capacity building
    of groups for self-sustenance and linkages to other service providers.
  • Execute capacity building activities (assessments, selection,
    inception meetings, Induction, mobilization, trainings, learning visits,
    and technical backstopping and mentorships / monitoring and support
    supervision) for member organisations and other partners in the areas of
  • Prepare training content and materials for the capacity building
    including: concept notes budgets, and other support documents.
  • Identify and procure potential resource persons to support
    facilitation of capacity building activities where necessary in
    consultation with the Livelihood Manager.
  • Prepare reports on implemented capacity building activities.
  • Conduct Maturity assessments of i-SAVE groups to inform the needs,
    decision and actions on groups and linkages to banks and financial
  • Facilitate district working group to carry out a supervisory and
    monitoring role.
  • Support District Union Executive Committee (EC) meetings, office
    running costs and group start up kits in operation Districts and equipping
    DU offices to deliver.
  • Regular Financial Monitoring Support visits.
Other tasks and
  • Participate in the organisation’s key events and represent the
    organisation in relevant foras.
  • Provide technical guidance, couching and mentoring to staff and
  • Support and participate in other programme area activities when
  • Ensure that resources under his/her care are properly deployed and
  • Identify existing and potential funding opportunities, and
    participate in the technical aspects of project proposal development
    processes in collaboration with the supervisor.
  • Participate in defining programme and financial objectives, targets
    and monitoring processes and collect, collate and share relevant project
    information in line with the programme M&E framework.
  • Participate in the documentation and sharing of learnings from
    programme implementation and identify thematic advocacy issues and forward
    them to the advocacy Team.
  • Ensure vulnerable people (aged, youth, women & children)
    participate in NUDIP activities.
  • Undertake all necessary actions to protect and promote the image and
    brand of NUDIPU
  • Carry out own administrative functions including timely filing and
    the use of Word for the production of own correspondences and reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics,
    and Social Sciences or in any related field. Post graduate in Business
    Management or any relevant field is desirable. Training in Project
    Management and Planning is a must.
  • Ability to mobilize and utilize resources.
  • Knowledge in Livelihood or Economic Empowerment.
  • Financial Literacy.
  • Knowledge of Project planning and implementation, research and
    documentation. Disability and Human Rights.
  • Training/facilitating skills.
  • Three years of experience in working with membership organizations,
    preferably at management level and has good understanding of development
  • Experience of working with local communities and PWDS.
  • Knowledge of advocacy
  • Experience in managing grants.
  • Experience in working with an international/interdisciplinary team.
  • Management skills
  • Strong experience in leading and managing projects.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with various internal
    and external stakeholders. Demonstrate ability to build teams and a Team
    player with positive attitude, flexible mind, and good coaching and
    motivational skills.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Personal qualities
  • Proactive. Continuous improvement mindset. Excellent analytical and
    problem-solving skills. Open to change and ability to work in a growing
    and complex organizational structure. Keen sense of ethics, integrity and
    commitment to NUDIPU’s mandate. Paying attention to details. Able to
    multitask. Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload
    effectively and delegate.
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions.
  • Strong coaching skills and ability to provide effective feedback.
  • Comfortable working in multi-cultural settings. Strong Writing
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work with colleagues, stakeholders
    and donors.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their capability statements,
CVs and two professional referees to the “Executive Director” either via post
to: NUDIPU, P.O. Box 8567 Kampala OR Physically to NUDIPU offices on Plot 530,
Bukoto-Kisaasi Road,
Applicants are advised to clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating
the position applied for.
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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