Programme Officer NGO Jobs – Stromme Foundation (SF)

 

Job Title:    Programme Officer

Organisation: Stromme
Foundation (SF)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Stromme Foundation
(SF) is a Norwegian international non-Governmental Organisation. From its Head
Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF works through a field structure comprising
of Regional and Country Offices in East and West Africa, and Asia to implement
projects in the areas of creating Employment and lob opportunities, promoting
inclusive Education (IE) and strengthening the capacity of local communities.
SF‘s field structure works closely with local partners in implementing projects
and programmes.

 

Job Summary:  The Programme Officer will be responsible tor;
ensuring effective and timely planning and execution of project work plans;
delivering and documenting results; and sharing lessons learned with relevant
partners and in relevant advocacy spaces. Additionally, the Programme Officer
will coordinate and lead efforts to strengthen SFEA’s national and district
level advocacy efforts to meet organisational goals. The Programme Officer will
work within SFEA’s programming mandate and goal of reaching the most vulnerable
adolescent girls, boys and young women and supporting them with opportunities
to realise their full potential. The Programme Officer will use her/his passion
for adolescent empowerment, innovation, project management skills, her/his
knowledge of advocacy to adequately coordinate projects and our partners
including working directly with, and collaborating, with the district
authorities, CSOs, youth organisations, schools, among others. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme
Development

       
Work
closely with the Technical Area Specialist and the Education Manager to develop
and implement innovative adolescent empowerment programmes that amplify the
voices to young people in policy and decision making in West Nile.

       
Develop
and share annual, quarterly, and monthly structured work plans, highlighting;
key outputs, challenges, and action that SFEA can take advantage of to entrance
its advocacy functions and meet the health and well-being needs of young
people.

       
Support
the Communications & Marketing team with writing regular activity reports,
profiling SFEA advocacy wins. collection of audio-visual Information, designing
content for various programme materials and various other tasks.

       
Participate
in field activities to collect content including taking pictures/videos and writing
stories.

       
Liaise
with stakeholders on the design, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy
strategy including with SFEA partners. young people and other target groups,
local government, and others.

       
Liaise
with the Business Development team to raise funds for the organisation through
proposal development and other fundraising options.

       
Monitoring
and Evaluation

       
Monitor
and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.

       
Conduct
training for implementing partners on data collection methodologies.

       
Conduct
data quality checks in the field to ensure accuracy and completion of survey
questionnaires.

       
Prepare
informative field reports, identify shortcomings, and make relevant
recommendations on a regular basis.

       
Monitor
the sustainability oi the projects results.

       
Report
monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities
to the PMEAL Adviser and Officer.

       
Participate
in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the program
manager/officer in preparing relevant reports.

       
Assist
partners’ M&E and Protect officers with M&E tools and in supporting
them in their use.

Coordination
functions

       
Plan and
manage protect 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 SFEA’s regional
partners and regularly liaise with the Kampala office and Norwegian Head
Office.

       
Participate
in Community dialogue. advocacy issues organised by partners in West Nile and
take part in research and training activities at the regional office and take
lead on timely data collection and reporting.

       
Come up
with new and creative programming approaches and activities to promote
organisational goals and ensure that young people are at the centre.

       
Promote
organisational publicity and visibility by participating in all District sector
meetings, OPM meetings, UNHCR meetings and other network meetings.

       
Represent
the organization at various strategic meetings, conferences, and workshops both
at regional and national level.

       
in
coordination with the programme team. manage the information flow between SFEA
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.

       
Liaise
with SFEA partners and stakeholders to collect information and document program
results and impact.

Finance and
Administration

       
Budget
development. monitoring budget utilisation and programme expenditure, programme
implementation and results, and Budget development.

       
Ensuring
that all disbursements are undertaken in line with principles of sound
financial and technical project cycle management.

       
Follow
up partner’s budget utilization against output and activities.

       
Will
lead the field team and represent Stromme Foundation in any official events.

Partner Capacity
Building

       
With the
Technical Area Specialist and Education Manager, carry out capacity needs
assessment and develop annual and yearly capacity building plans to improve
functionality of partners and ensure they feature in the overall Unit plan. ~
With guidance of the technical Area Specialist, implement the capacity building
plan for Animators and supervisors, and assess results to ensure real
development of the program.

       
Regularly
monitor and give partners staff specific to Bonga technical assistance to
ensure increased adherence to guidelines and principles, more effectiveness and
higher efficiency.

       
Conduct
basic Bonga Trainings and refreshers for Animators Supervisors and overseeing
staff of the program. After the first year of implementation oversee partner
staff in training of animators and ensure quality.

       
Ensure
inter partner learning through documentation of good practices, exchange
visits, and sharing of information.

       
Participate
in knowledge networks that add value to the programme, and involve partners,
these may be workshops organized by non-partner organizations, discussion
groups, participatory research, and so on.

Synergy And
Sustainability

       
Guided
by the Technical Area Specialist, integrate Community Managed Savings Groups
and food security into Bonga interventions and oversee quality implementation,
its growth and development.

       
Ensure
that direct Bonga interventions results relate to other programmes towards a
holistic approach; for example, that adolescent mothers start IGAs, can save
money to support their children in schools as well as improved household
wellbeing. You will be required to demonstrate through stories and quantitative
reports.

       
Ensure
that life skills training includes cross cutting issues of gender, psychosocial
support, environment management, inclusion, Peace building, HIV/AIDS, and
Children’s rights.

       
Ensure
that skills translate into lifelong practices for the partners and
beneficiaries.

Others

       
Contribute
to team and organizational activities such as team building exercises, unit
meetings, General staff meetings and any other relevant R0 meetings and events.

       
Learn
and continually participate in the improving of SFEA’s Education programmes,
strategy, and guidelines.

       
Lend
support to the Education Manager and Economic inclusion Specialist, Technical
Area-Specialist, Regional Programme Manager, and the Regional Director as needs
arise.

       
Respond
to enquiries from external stakeholders including individuals and other
organizations, usually via telephone and email, in a timely manner and in consultation
with the programme manager and the team leader. Personal Qualities

       
Well
organised, highly motivated, innovative, can manage numerous deadlines,
positive altitude, can work with multiple strong personalities, responsible,
independent, and able to overcome challenges.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

       
The
applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of social sciences,
economics, education, and development studies.

       
A post
graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation or experience in Monitoring and
Evaluation will be added advantage.

       
At least
three years of working experience in a refugee with national or international
NGO implementing through local NGOs.

       
Experience
in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based
management systems.

       
Considerable
experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.

       
Fluency
in English and any other local languages in North Western Uganda

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an application, Curriculum vitae, and Contacts of three referees
addressed to;

 

Tile Regional
Director

Stromme Foundation,

Plot 1, Kololo Hill
Drive, PO Box 27200 Kampala.

 

Email to: [email protected] with the subject line of which post you are
applying.

 

NB:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to
automatic disqualification.

 

Deadline: 5th March 2021 

 

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