2 Program Officer NGO Job Placements – Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF)

Job
Title:        
 Program Officer (2 Job
Placements)
Organization:
Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Uganda Youth and
Adolescents Health Forum is a dynamic and leading youth led and youth serving
health and human rights organization that works to advance sexual and
reproductive health and rights for young people, enhance gender equality and
promote economic empowerment and young people’s meaningful participation.
UYAHF’s envisions a
generation where young people are pro-active and meaningfully participate in
national development processes and our overall goal is to empower adolescent
girls and young women to live quality lives with equity, dignity and
opportunities to realize their full potential.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will be responsible for;
ensuring effective and timely planning and execution of program and project
work plans, delivering and documentation of results and sharing of lessons
learnt with relevant partners and in relevant advocacy spaces. Additionally,
the officer will coordinate and lead on efforts to strengthen of UYAHF’s
national and district level advocacy efforts in meeting organizational goals.
The Program Officer
will work within UYAHF’s programming mandate and goal of reaching the most
vulnerable adolescent girls and young women and supporting them with
opportunities to realize their full potential.
The Ideal candidate
for this position will use their passion for youth empowerment, their
innovation, program management skills, their knowledge of advocacy and
communications to adequately coordinate our regional programs and our partners
including working directly with and collaborating with the district
authorities, CSOs, youth organizations, schools, health centers among others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Program and
campaigning
·       
Work
closely with the Programme Manager and the advocacy team to develop and implement
innovative programmatic advocacy and accountability projects and approaches
that amplify the voices of young people in policy and decision making,
including hard to reach populations of adolescents and youths.
·       
Implement
innovative advocacy campaigns at the grassroots that can generate demand,
access and utilization of SRHR and enhance gender equality among young people.
·       
Convene
national and district leaders, CSOs partners, the private sector and youth led
organizations to advocate for investments in young people’s health and
well-being as a development priority.
·       
Build
capacity and leadership of young people and youth led organizations to advocate
for their rights and development priorities, through UYAHF’s policy advocacy
and accountability programs.
·       
Develop
and share annual, quarterly and monthly structured work plans, highlighting;
key advocacy and action that UYAHF can take advantage of to enhance its
advocacy functions and meet the health and well-being needs of young people.
·       
Support
the communication team with writing regular activity blogs and reports,
profiling of UYAHF’s advocacy wins, collection of audio visual Information,
designing content for IEC material on different SRHR topics, including; family
planning, comprehensive sexuality education, gender equality, menstruation
hygiene and management, abortion, maternal and child health etc.
·       
Participate
in field activities to collect content including taking pictures/videos,
writing stories, developing media press briefs/content, and updating the organizational
social media spaces.
·       
Liaise
with stakeholders on the design, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy
strategy including with UYAHF partners, young people and other target groups,
consultants and donors amongst others.
Coordination
functions
·       
Plan and
manage program and activities at the regional office(s) and in the field
·       
Participate
in budgeting, work plan development, implementation and regular reviews to
monitor and evaluate progress
·       
Ensure
regular and effective communication and coordination with UYAHF’s regional
partners and regularly liase with the Kampala office.
·       
Lead on
all advocacy, research and training activities at the regional office and take
lead on timely data collection and reporting.
·       
Come up
with new and creative programing approaches and activities to promote
organizational goals and ensure that young people are at the center.
·       
Establish
new funding opportunities for organizational sustainability through creating
strategic partnerships and actively participating in resource mobilization
efforts.
·       
Promote
organizational publicity and visibility
·       
Represent
the organization at various strategic meetings, conferences and workshops both
at regional and national level.
·       
Prepare
weekly and monthly reports on all activities conducted and prepare monthly
newsletter updates working with the advocacy and communication team.
Internal advocacy
functions
·       
In
coordination with the program team, manage the information flow between UYAHF
and her partners including; establishing systems and processes and promoting
knowledge management.
·       
Consult
and network with relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure that their key
advocacy needs are met, in compliance with agreed standards, policies and
priorities.
·       
Provide
support to UYAHF partners and beneficiaries at national and district level to
design and implement their advocacy activities in line with agreed program
standards (i.e. branding guidelines and templates).
·       
Liaise
with UYAHF partners and stakeholders to collect information and document
program results and impact of UYHAFA work on their work.
External
communication
·       
Respond
to enquiries from external stakeholders including media, individuals and other
organizations, usually via telephone and email, in a timely manner and in
consultation with the program manager and the team leader.
·       
Responsibility
for assigned adhoc duties
·       
Perform
any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree required in the fields of community psychology,
social sciences, public health, gender studies, journalism or any course in the
field of development and human rights. A post graduate degree in any of the
above fields will be an added advantage
·       
A minimum
of four years of relevant work experience in the field of project coordination,
program management, advocacy and campaigning, social behavioral change
communication development, with relevant knowledge around sexual and
reproductive health and rights, gender equality, human rights and youth
empowerment.
·       
You
believe in the power of young people as leaders who can influence social
change.
·       
Strong
understanding of advocacy and campaign tactics for policy change at local,
national, and regional levels.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in use of Microsoft package i.e Word, Excel, power point and other
computer programs & software. Knowledge in illustrator and video editing
software will be an added advantage
·       
Sound
social media experience including experience in developing and implementing
social media strategies, designing newsletters and campaigns.
·       
Exceptional
verbal and written communications skills in English, additional ability to
speak any of the local languages.
·       
Ability
to multi-task effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight
deadlines and conduct work independently
·       
Pro-active
and Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, resourcefulness in solving
problems and independent and strong leadership skills.
·       
You are
a critical and analytical thinker and you enjoy establishing and maintaining
relationships.
·       
You have
experience with co-creation and training facilitation.
·       
Able to
travel in Uganda and international and deal with both communication and collaboration.
·       
Women
and young people are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send an updated resume/CV (3 pages Max) with a motivation/cover
letter (2 pages Max) and two reference letters, to: info@uyahf.com and copy apiowinnie@uyahf.com.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  18th
June 2020
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