Programs Officer Job Placement –

Job Title:          Programs
Duty Station:  Kampala,Uganda
About US: is a collaborative
cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories
on water and environment in the Nile River Basin of Africa through data-based
multimedia storytelling. We are a project under Water Journalists Africa, the
largest network of water journalists on the African continent.
Job Summary:  With support from the JRS Biodiversity
Foundation, InfoNile is seeking a skilled Programs Officer based in Uganda to
help plan and coordinate InfoNile programs working with journalists across the
Nile Basin countries, build partnerships with media houses and other
organizations/individuals, and monitor the impact of InfoNile/Water Journalists
Africa activities. Tasks will include coordinating data and science journalism
trainings, managing story grant programs for journalists, leading the
development of an online web portal for journalists and scientists, managing
the creation of in-depth data journalism projects involving journalists in
different countries, and developing M&E systems to analyze the impact of
these programs. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and
Develop and coordinate all InfoNile programs
alongside the Directors, including trainings for journalists and story grant
programs – from strategic ideation stage to managing logistics and necessary
accountabilities, for instance, of inter-country workshops, and develop ideas
for new programs in accordance with the strategic plan;
Generate ideas and lead the development of a new
online web portal connecting journalists and scientists including managing the
development of online training modules;
Assist in editing journalist grantees’ stories
and providing support and mentorship to journalists throughout the reporting
Manage the creation of in-depth multimedia data
journalism projects involving journalists in different countries;
Secure partnerships with media houses,
organizations or freelance journalists in the region – to share content and for
other opportunities;
Manage current InfoNile/WJA partnerships;
Mobilize journalists in the region to join the
Water Journalists Africa network for continuing opportunities;
Manage the InfoNile/Water Journalists Africa
network over relevant platforms;
Create and manage databases of contacts, program
participants, stories published through grants, etc.
Support on writing project proposals and
mobilizing for new sources of funding through grants, innovative business schemes,
Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation
strategies to track the reach and impact of programs
Work with the Directors to develop a
comprehensive M&E plan and systems
Create and implement relevant tools such as
surveys and other strategies to measure impact
Analyze data and report Key Performance
Prepare programs reports for funders
incorporating analysis from evaluations.

Skills and Experience:
Residency in Uganda
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
At least two years’ experience coordinating
programs for NGOs (preferred)
Experience developing and implementing
monitoring and evaluation systems (preferred)
Experience developing programs and writing
project proposals (preferred)
Broad and diverse networks with media houses and
journalists in your country/region
Knowledge, experience and interest in issues of
water and the environment in the Nile Basin
Experience working in/with journalists and the
media (preferred)
Be a strong self-starter and able to work independently
and with self-initiative
Detail-oriented and strong critical thinking
Basic skills in data analysis and statistics
Visionary and strategic thinking skills
Strong communications and writing skills
Fluency in English
Fluency in at least one other Nile Basin
language (Swahili, French, Arabic, Amharic, Kinyarwanda) (preferred)
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying
to this position, please send a cover letter (max 1 page) and your CV via email
NB: Tentative starting date is
1st December 2019.
Deadline: 16th November 2019
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