Programme Officer NGO Jobs – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

 Programme Officer
Organisation: Forum
for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Forum for Women in
Democracy is a non-partisan Women’s rights organization operating in Uganda
with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the
1994 – 1995 Constituency Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995
Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all
areas of decision making through Capacity Development, Community Empowerment,
Policy Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer is responsible for
supporting the programme team in fundraising, developing and maintaining
relationships with stakeholders providing in technical assistance and participating
in planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and
collaborating with other departments to develop integrated programming. S/he
will focus heavily on supporting programme design, donor/partner engagement,
information management and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of various projects
  • Generate periodic reports, including programmatic and donor reports
  • Coordinate and participate in research and analysis of existing and
    emerging program and policy areas related to gender equality and women’s
    empowerment to inform programme development.
  • Generate ideas and fundraise for the organization including
    development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Take part in the development of partnerships and alliances relevant
    to the programme in particular and the organization in general.
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and
    information dissemination of FOWODE program work.
  • Ensure visibility of FOWODE programmes through contribution to FOWODE
    reports and publications and relevant local and national meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Programme Officer job must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Economics,
    Public Policy, International Development or a related field from a
    recognized University.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management is an added
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in a nongovernmental
    organization preferably in policy advocacy work
  • At least two years’ experience in project planning and management
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s economic,
    political and social dynamics, gender equality and human rights
  • Demonstrated team working qualities and ability to deliver quality
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment with
    sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent verbal, writing and communication skills
  • Policy analysis, research and advocacy skills
  • Resource mobilization skills will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply to the email below and submit
their cover letters, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic
documents to: and copy in
addressed to;
The Executive
Forum for Women in
Democracy (FOWODE)
P.O. Box 7176
Kampala. Uganda
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your
interest to work with FOWODE. However, we regret that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Wednesday, 17th April 2019 by 5.00pm. 
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