Fresher Admin Diploma Jobs – Program Assistant – Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Job Title:   Program Assistant  
Organization:  Whitaker
Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)
Duty Station:   
Reports to: Business
Skill Officer
About US:
Whitaker Peace &
Development Initiative (WPDI) is an international Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO) founded by artist, social activist, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace
and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker, with the goal of helping fragile
communities affected by conflict, fragility and vulnerability transform into
peaceful, resilient and productive communities. To achieve this objective in
line with the Sustainable Development Goals proclaimed by the United Nations,
WPDI empowers young women and men from vulnerable and fragile places as peace
leaders and agents of positive transformation in their countries and
communities. An ambitious organization, WPDI collaborates with a range of local
and international, public and private partners to pursue its mission.
Job Summary: The
Program Assistant will support the day-to-day-smooth running of WPDI programs
implemented in the Karamoja sub-region including at the Community Learning
Center in Moroto.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
the Program Coordinator in the implementation and planning of WPDI programs in
the Karamoja sub-region;
office administrative support including organization and facilitation for
internal meetings, drafting agendas, and taking minutes;
the Program Coordinator in administrative-related functions, including but not
limited to ordering supplies and securing program materials/supplies as needed;
to the collection and monitoring of evaluation data from Program participants,
and support the production of program evaluation materials;
records of the graduates from WPDI trainings in Conflict Resolution Education,
Information and Communication Technology, business and arts & crafts and
the Community Learning Center in Karamoja and in schools;
that the WPDI database of graduates in all trainings is updated on a regular
record of all surveys disseminated to program participants and contributing to
the summary evaluation of the surveys;
the preparation/organization and delivery of WPDI trainings and activities
organized at the Community Learning Center in Moroto and at the community
to the drafting of monthly, interim and annual reports;
the maintenance of WPDI Community Learning Center in Moroto;
periodic inventory verification of assets of the office and Community- Learning
presence at WPDI office during working hours by receiving visitors, answering
phone calls, receiving /recording mails and general correspondences.
the organization and coordination of the missions of WPDI’s representatives in
out any additional activities that may be assigned by the Program Coordinator
of WPDI in Karamoja.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant must hold a Diploma in Office management or relevant field
minimum of two to three years of work experience directly related to the duties
and responsibilities specified.
ability to work efficiently, under pressure, and in multicultural environment,
must be a team player, and able to work with a diverse team of youth,
communicate with sensitivity and respect
Language: Excellent written and spoken English,
Ngakarimojong, Pokot and Leb Thur
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants, who hold Uganda citizenship, are invited
to submit a cover letter (in English and referencing the Job Announcement)
accompanied by a full resume stating details of educational qualifications and
working experience, home and office telephone numbers, and a writing sample in
English by email below:
E-mail to:
Deadline: 17th April 2020 by 5:00pm
NB: Due to the high
volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No
academic certificates should be attached; these will be required during
interviews. WPDI is an equal employment organization; female candidates who
meet the above selection criteria are encouraged to apply.
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