Earn 111m annually as Head of Programmes and Partnerships at Restless Development

of Programmes and Partnerships
Organization:   Restless Development
 Kampala, Uganda
Salary:                 UGX 111,328,239
gross annual and 8% housing allowance
Start date
:  23 March
of Contract:  
 1 year renewal depending on
:     Ideally, you would have the right to work in
Uganda but in some cases Restless Development will support applications for the
relevant permit/VISA to work in
:     Hub Director
:     3
Programme Managers, Fundraising & Partnerships Manager and a Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning Manager
   National travel will be required including to
rural areas. Potential for International travel
Restless Development:
We know young people have the power to solve the
challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked. We
are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those
challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or
prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of
people in their communities.
Approach to Safeguarding
Restless Development considers the welfare and
protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an
organizational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or
strategic objectives. We recognize that safeguarding is everyone’s
responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and  partners to ensure we protect the communities
in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.
the Role
Building on 20 years of experience working with
young people in Uganda, Restless Development Uganda puts youth leadership at
the centre of integrated and holistic programmes addressing issues identified
by young people and communities. Over the past 3 years, we have reached more than
75,000 young people. We are currently present in 26 districts in Northern,
North-Eastern, Central, and Eastern regions of the country. We have 68 staff
members across our 3 offices (Kampala, Jinja, and Moroto) and placed with
members in other districts. Currently we have 350 active young leaders (peer
educators, advocates, and researchers) implementing our work on the ground and
an alumni network of more than 1,200.
Restless Development Uganda works with young people
to ensure access for all to decent jobs and essential public services, for a
productive and dignified life. We use evidence generated by young people to
influence decision making spaces to solve the biggest challenges we all face.
Our Hub has specific expertise in delivering
youth-led research to inform key stakeholders and influence decisions on the
issues that matter to the young people we reach.
Restless Development Uganda seeks to recruit a
dynamic, inspired and innovative leader to be our Head of Programmes and
Partnerships. This role leads all of our work connected to programming
including context analysis, programme design, resource mobilisation,
evaluations and learning as well as engagement with key strategic partners such
as Government, donors and other actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead the large Programmes & Partnership Unit,
ensuring Managers deliver their areas of work to a high standard – Programme
Management, Evaluations & Learning and Business Development
Ensure linkages and learning across the Programmes
& Partnerships Unit and which are shared with the Leadership team to
support decision making
Be an effective member of the Senior Leadership team
working with Head of Restless Development Uganda and Hub Director as well as
the Uganda Leadership team of Senior Managers and Managers
and Resource Mobilization (40%)
Build strategic partnerships with Local and National
Government, Bilateral donors, Trusts and
Foundations, Corporates and Private sector to
support Restless Development Uganda’s strategy
Connect, learn and share with Youth focused
organizations to understand the challenges and successes of the Youth Sector in
Work with the Fundraising & Partnerships Manager
develop and deliver a
Business Development strategy including long term cultivation plans for
current and potential donors and partners
ensure high quality
proposals are submitted to donors that follow Restless Development’s
business principles and model
and oversee implementation of programmes (20%)
Develop programme designs based Restless Development
Programme Quality Framework, using evidence and learning from previous
programmes as well as an understanding of the Ugandan context
Ensure strategic input into inception workshops to
support the translation of successful proposals into effective work plans,
ensuring deliverables, including outputs, outcomes, impact and learning, are delivered
in line with proposals
Support the Programme Managers to deliver their
Programmes in line with proposals and Restless Development Programme Quality
Framework and to ensure the programmes are continually learning and adapting
their approaches
Lead the Annual Programme review and planning
process to ensure impactful programmes
Integrate Dynamic Accountability and Gender
transformation into all programme work plans
of Evaluations and Learning (20%)
Ensure learnings from using the Restless Model are
shared externally
Use the learnings from current and past programmes
to contribute to programme design and adaptive programming
Oversight of the evaluation process and generation
of learning for all programmes in the Hub and ensure cross-Hub sharing and
We are looking for people with the right
competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal
qualities consistent with our Values.
Competency: What we expect of the Head of Programmes and Partnerships
Strategic Thinking
Shapes long-term organisational strategy
Develops and influences external strategic partners
to position us as leaders and experts of youth development
Innovation an adaptability
Fosters a climate of innovation and continuous
Takes risks, embraces change & aligns
organisational vision in a changing world
Creates new opportunities and scales up innovation
for greater impact
Links strategy to a series of clearly actionable
initiatives, taking into account the impact on all parts of the organization
Leadership and management
Develops and supports leadership throughout the Hub
People Development
Creates a culture of continuous growth, role
modelling the development of others and ensuring Performance Management is
delivered at all levels
Sought for advice by managees, peers and leaders and
resolves managerial conflict,
Distils strategy into concise practical messages
Influences decision makers and represents the
organisation in formal settings
Establishes a culture of trust and integrity and
continually challenges organisations’
managers to enhance their talent management
Maintains and ensures a clear direction for the organisation
with highly focused priorities and outcomes.
Drives a performance culture across the organisation
giving teams space and authority to deliver objectives whilst, resolutely
holding them accountable for outcomes.
Enables the organisation to remain focussed on core
priorities irrespective of external challenges.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Graduate level degree in relevant field of study, or
equivalent work experience
Proven leader with at least three years’ management
experience in programme design and development, partnerships and strategic
At least 5 years of experience in the development
sector, NGO experience preferred.
Understanding of the Programme cycle, MEL systems and
use of data and evidence for learning and development in design processes.
Experience in institutional partnership building and
development, relationship management, fundraising and consortium experience
Experience of distance management
Knowledge of relevant national and international
strategies and frameworks in the areas of youth empowerment, sexual
reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, livelihoods and other poverty related global
development priorities preferred.
Excellent written and fluent English
Excellent IT,  interpersonal, written and verbal
communication skills.
Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities
employer and encourages people from diverse
backgrounds to apply.
We Do For You
We are proud to commit to a transparent global
salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global
and Culture
At Restless Development, we’re proud that the
strength and integrity of our Values has been recognized by staff,
beneficiaries, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a
culture of recognizing and celebrating both our Values and our global
achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.
It goes without saying that we work hard, at
Restless Development. We also recognize the importance of helping staff to
maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:
24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays
and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up
to a maximum of 28 days).
Birthday Leave
Flexible working hours.
Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or
adoption leave, and other leave allowances.
Restless Development is proud to be an employer who
recognizes potential and invests in the development of its staff. We are committed
to the professional development of our staff through:
Empowering opportunities to work on significant
projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job.
Regular performance management.
Training and development opportunities, including
supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and
receive agency updates, receive training, and socialize.
to Apply:
All interested and qualified candidates please send
a completed application form to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org
Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or
cover letters.
Please note that Restless Development does not
charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview,
meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
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