Program Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Institute for Social Transformation (IST)

Job Title:  Program Officer
Organisation: Institute
for Social Transformation (IST)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Institute for Social
Transformation (IST) is a Non-Governmental Organization that promotes justice
and inclusive approaches to development in Eastern Africa. IST’s thematic
focus: Transformational Leadership and Learning, Equitable gender relations,
and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Economic Empowerment. The Institute
does training of individuals, institutions, and communities to enable them to
initiate, and sustain change processes. Local knowledge and experience on the
root causes of poverty, gender inequality and poor leadership play a key role
in providing information on actions to be undertaken. Our work is based on the
philosophy of Paulo Freire. The essence of the approach centres on the ability
of groups and individuals to read their reality from the perspective of the
root causes of their problems and then to take action and control to change
their lives for the better.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will be part of a highly
efficient and motivated team. By virtue of this position the officer will be
involved in program development, co-ordination of capacity and movement
building initiatives, strategic workshops and consultations; resource
development, maintaining and building partnerships with all stakeholders
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Conduct
capacity building trainings for market women and other stakeholders, community
sensitization outreaches, and media engagements
·       
Research
and contribute to the quarterly e-newsletter publication
·       
Contribute
to documentation
·       
Strengthen
and support community structures of rights champions to mobilize the community
to prevent VAW, and support survivors
·       
Initiate
and provide support to economic, social enterprises
·       
Produce
regular progress reports and analysis of activities as required
·       
Strengthen
networking with key local government, CSOs, Media, Police, women groups,
religious and cultural institutions and other relevant stakeholders
·       
Contribute
to resource mobilization efforts
·       
Provide
accountability for funds disbursed for program activities at all times
·       
Contribute
to the overall health and growth of the organization
·       
Other
tasks as assigned by the Executive Director




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development
studies, Gender Studies, Development Economics
·       
Three to
five years’ experience is required in development training with content
expertise in women’s rights, leadership development and economic empowerment.
·       
Knowledge
and experience of Training for transformation, and GALS methodology is added
advantage
·       
Strong
interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible in a
team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people
·       
Strong
written and oral communication skills
·       
Strong
analytic and problem-solving skills
·       
Knowledge
of program evaluation and communicating impact
·       
Excellent
planning, organizational, multitask and time management skills
·       
Ability
to contribute to resource mobilization efforts
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested participants, send your application addressed to the
Executive Director with a clear reference to Job Application for Program
Officer to the email: [email protected] , Cc:
[email protected]
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 22nd June 2020 by 5:00pm
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