Program Officer NGO Jobs – SEATINI

Job Title:   Program Officer
Organisation: Southern
and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Country Director
About US:
Southern and Eastern
Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)- Uganda is a Pan
African Civil Society Organization founded in 2001, with a major aim to
strengthen stakeholders’ capacity to influence trade, tax, and related policies
and processes through research, advocacy, training and information sharing.
Over the years, SEATINI-Uganda has, through working with stakeholders, both
State and Non-State Actors, lobbied and contributed to efforts to promote
Regional Integration, Continental Unity and meaningful integration of Africa in
general and Uganda in particular in the global economy.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will lead in
implementation and reporting of all the activities under the project. She/he
will work closely with programme assistants, programme stakeholders and other
staff from the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead in the development technical proposals for the programme.
  • Manage the program budget and ensure regular communication with the
    Accountant and Country Director on all budget matters.
  • Develop and implement programme annual plans and strategies in line
    with the organizational work plan and strategic plan.
  • Undertake Policy Analysis and Research to facilitate results-based
    advocacy and campaigns.
  • Lead in documentation of best practices from the Lessons learned out
    of implementations of this project in the form of policy briefs,
    analytical papers, Newsletters, and online platform updates
  • Proactively organize and engage in advocacy campaigns so as to
    advance the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Identify, establish, strengthen, join local, National, Regional and
    Global Networks and Alliances so as to maximize impact at all levels.
  • Engage with the Country Director and M& E officer to undertake
    periodic reviews, conduct Monitoring, Evaluation and learning of the
    Program Area to enhance its implementation
  • Effectively ensure that all project activities are undertaken on
    schedule and where flexibilities are technically required are adequately
    communicated and approvals thought from the relevant parties on time
  • Participate in all organizational and project related meetings and
    organization development activities
  • Represent the organization in partners meetings as assigned by the
    Country Director
  • Undertake any other duties as maybe assigned by the Country Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health,
    Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Law from a recognized
    University. A Masters or Post Graduate diploma will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of experience in research and advocacy; project
    management, implementation, design and evaluation preferably with a
    reputable organization. Knowledge in Trade, Health and related policies
    and processes is desirable.
  • A thorough knowledge of program management, evaluation, reporting
    and budgeting; An excellent knowledge of capacity development issues in
    areas of Health, Trade and Economics. Prior knowledge on Public Private
    Partnerships in the Health Sector, New Aid Architecture and the Global
    Financing Facility; Trade Agreements and Health linkages is highly sought.
  • Strong organizing, work planning and scheduling skills, capable of
    handling large volumes of assignments accurately and thoroughly while
    balancing several complex agendas.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and ability to
    produce well written reports.
  • Ability to respond to generate innovative, practical solutions to
    challenging situations, with tact and emotional maturity without losing
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with
    people at all levels in the organization in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge in
    any other official language will be an additional advantage.
Core Competencies
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Communication
  • Respect for organizational, intercultural and ethical values
  • Learning and Innovation
  • Resource mobilization and fundraising
How to Apply:
If your career
aspirations match this role, please hand deliver your application letter and CV
with three Referees to the Country Director through the Human Resource, SEATINI
Uganda, Plot 806, Block 213, Bukoto-Kisasi Road – Kampala, OR by Email to:
Deadline: Friday 28th February 2019 by 17:00 hrs.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
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