Programme Officer, Women and Leadership Programme – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Forum for Women in Democracy is a women’s
nongovernmental organization based in Kampala.
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:
Participate in the planning, management and
monitoring of projects, with a focus on the Women and Leadership Programme.
Ensure effective implementation of program
activities according to set targets and timelines.
Prepare period specific work plans and budgets
to guide project implementation and fulfill FOWODE’s Mission and Vision.
Contribute to the broader objectives of FOWODE
and engage in guidance and training of staff and partners in gender and
Prepare periodic reports, including donor
reports that are in sync with the organization strategy.
Develop and disseminate a collection of good
practices of our work.
Coordinate and participate in research and
analysis of existing and emerging program and policy areas on both national and
local governments related to gender equality and economic development.
Play a role in policy analysis, advocacy and networking
around issues arising from research and policy analysis.
Generate ideas and fundraise for the
organization including development of concept notes and proposals.
Supervise and support Field Officers to
effectively execute their duties.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree and/or Master’s degree in Gender Studies, development and Public Policy,
with a background in Sociology, Economics, Development or Statistics from a
recognized university.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and
Management is an added advantage
At least three (3) years working experience in a
nongovernmental organization preferably in democracy and governance work.
Keen understanding of the country’s political
and social dynamics; analytical and conceptual skills and ability to translate
this into program development.
Track record of effective research in the field
of policies and laws
Substantive knowledge and understanding of
gender equality issues and more broadly human rights, leadership and
Experience of influencing state actors at
national and local level on policy issues
Ability to complete succinct policy briefs as
well as lengthy reports
Good public speaking skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of
relevant academic documents to
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.
Dead line: 22nd
November 2019
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