Programmes Director NGO Jobs – National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU)

 Job Title:    Programmes Director

Organisation: National Association of Women’s Organizations
in Uganda (NAWOU)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Executive
Director

 

About US:

The National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is an
umbrella organisation of women founded and women led organisations that
registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 1993. Its membership
category is District Networks, which are clusters of women’s Community Based
Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) and NGOs, national NGOs,
nationally registered FBOs and women’s professional bodies.

 

Job Summary:  The Programmes
Director will provide leadership and
management to NAWOU and its members in the development of programme and project
designs and plans, capacity building; and facilitate the implementation of
interventions in a manner that empower members, partners, communities, and
local institutions.  The Programme
Director deputises the Executive Director in programme related activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordinate strategic planning, program development, review and
evaluation processes in line with the NAWOU strategic Plan     

·       
Provides
technical guidance in the development of strategic plans and budgets

·       
Reviews
and ensures alignment of program priorities, strategies and plans to the
broader NAWOU strategies and plans

·       
Provides
and coordinate national level input and participation in the national program
processes, strategies and plans

·       
Coordinates
program and project reviews and evaluation

·       
Guides
and coordinates the development of organizational annual plans and budgets

·       
Guides
and coordinates the review of annual plans, development of half-year plans and
budgets

·       
Participates
and takes lead in the development and planning of alternative development
models

Guide program operational planning, implementation and monitoring
processes in line with the NAWOU strategic plans 

·       
Coordinate
and ensure the development of quarterly, half-year and annual program work
plans and budgets by all Programme units

·       
Provide
technical guidance in program planning and implementation

·       
Conduct
field level visits to program areas to provide support supervision and guide
program implementation

·       
Approve
program concepts and plans

·       
Guide
and coordinate organizational annual planning processes

·       
Ensure
alignment of annual plans and budgets to the NAWOU strategic plan and
international strategies and priorities

·       
Share
and disseminate program plans and budgets within the organization

·       
Guide
the implementation of annual plans in line with the NAWOU strategic plan

·       
Reviews
consolidate and shares program reports within and outside the organization for
shared learning

Enforce adherence to program-specific procedures for requisition and reporting
expenditures in accordance with the NAWOU Finance Policy, Financial Management
Frameworks and International Financial Reporting System 

·       
Approve
program concepts and financial requests

·       
Review
program expenditures from the respective Program Officers, to ensure conformity
to the NAWOU Finance Policy and donor/ partner obligations

·       
Monitor
and account for program and project spend and variance reports

·       
Review
and approve/recommend for approval implementing programmatic plans and
financial requests

Provide quality assurance to program-related communication to both
internal and external stakeholders of NAWOU       

·       
Receive
and reviews all project and program reports

·       
Submit
and forward all project reports to donors and other stakeholders

·       
Develop
guidelines for reporting and documentation of alternative models

Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the Directorate and build the
capacity of program and non-program staff in line with the organizational
strategy and policies 

·       
Set
performance targets and appraise the program team in line with the NAWOU Human
Resource HR Manual and other organizational policies and procedures

·       
Monitor
performance and achievement of set targets for the program team

·       
Motivate
and provide feedback to the program team in line with the HR Manual and other
organizational policies and procedures

·       
Conduct
training needs analysis, and recommend relevant training for staff being line
managed

·       
Set up
an enabling environment for staff performance, recognition and reward

·       
Participate
in the review of staff job descriptions, and performance standards

Coordinate and account for resource mobilization in the directorate in
line with the NAWOU fundraising strategy 

·       
Participate
and contribute to the identification of program funding gaps, priorities and
opportunities

·       
Contribute
to the development of funding concepts and proposals

·       
Consolidate,
review and submit funding concepts and proposals to potential donors

·       
Review
project and donor reports before submission to the ED

·       
Follow
up funding proposals with donor agencies and partners

·       
Monitor
and account for the implementation of and reporting on program implementation
initiatives

Provide leadership in Networking and building strategic alliances in
line with organizational strategies and policies 

·       
Participate
in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances

·       
Represent
NAWOU and participate in network and alliance meetings, events and fora at
national, regional and international levels

·       
Ensure
effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders including
partners

·       
Plan and
coordinate periodic national and regional network’s forums

·       
Coordinate
follow up actions arising from the partner’s forums

·       
Initiate
and nurture networks and alliances with academia, and research institutions

Contribute to strategic decision making through Senior Management
Meetings and support to the board on request        

·       
Attend
and participate in NAWOU Senior management and, on request, NAWOU board
meetings

·       
Provide
feedback on Management decisions to staff line managed

·       
Implement
and follow up the implementation of Senior Management Key actions within the
Program Unit

·       
Provide
periodic program reports and issues to Management meetings

Provide leadership in partner identification, appraisal and capacity
building processes

·       
Guide
program staff in partner identification, capacity assessments and capacity
building

·       
Conduct
program support and monitoring visits to network members

·       
Develop
and lead the implementation and monitoring of the NAWOU partnership policy,
strategy and plans, and membership charter

Identify program-related knowledge needs for NAWOU and its partners,
coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the
NAWOU knowledge management (KM) Strategy       

·       
Define
key program information requirements of stakeholders and develop mechanisms for
the periodic provision of this information

·       
Represent
the organization / Directorate in various program-related knowledge sharing and
learning forums, document and share feedback with the team

·       
Champion
and track the use of program-related knowledge in NAWOU and amongst its
partners

·       
Track
trends in contemporary rights programming and program management practices,
document and provide advice/ recommendations on key developments to NAWOU
Management

 

Key Results:

·       
Approved
work plans and budgets

·       
Quarterly
work plans

·       
Approved
concepts

·       
Effective
implementation of the strategic plan

·       
Quality
program reports

·       
Approved
and update strategic plans

·       
Programme
activities aligned with the strategic plan priorities

·       
Annual
review of the strategic plan

·       
Compliance
with established policies

·       
Timely
execution of program activities

·       
Effective
program execution

·       
Quality
reports produced timely

·       
Quality
reports submitted to donors timely

·       
Up-to-date
staff job descriptions

·       
Learning
and development needs of staff identified

·       
Staff
adequately developed and trained

·       
Staff
performance objectives

·       
Performance
appraisals for all staff conducted timely

·       
Quality
reports produced timely

·       
Funding
concepts turned into proposals

·       
Successful
proposals submitted to funders

·       
NAWOU activities
adequately funded

·       
Up-to-date
database of networks and partnerships

·       
Effective
representation of NAWOU

·       
Actions
from partner meetings effectively implemented

·       
Timely
programme reporting to the Executive Director

·       
Action
plans implemented effectively

·       
Up-to-date
database of network members

·       
Monitoring
reports

·       
Capacity
development plans for members

·       
List of
members trained and supported

·       
Effective
representation of NAWOU

·       
Documented
program management practices

·       
Trends
on contemporary rights programming

·       
Best practices
shared with other stakeholders

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies
or management

·       
Master’s
degree in Development Studies or management from a recognized institution

·       
Project
planning and management

·       
Human
Rights-Based Approach

·       
Gender
analysis and mainstreaming

·       
Participatory
approaches and methodologies

·       
Governance,
Civic empowerment and accountability

·       
Monitoring
and evaluation

·       
Essential
Experience   A minimum of 5 years working
experience, with at least 3 at management level in program management in an NGO
with a bias towards the poverty and women rights

·       
Strategic
planning and management

·       
Poverty
and women rights analysis

·       
Human
Rights-Based Approach to Development

·       
Staff and
partner capacity development

·       
Communication
and public relations

·       
Resource
Mobilization and Monitoring

·       
Networking
and collaboration

·       
Program
reviews, monitoring and evaluation

·       
People
management skills

·       
Budgeting
and Finance Management skills

·       
Program
management skills

·       
Performance
management

·       
Funding
proposal development

·       
Planning
and Budgeting

·       
Activism
skills

·       
Maturity
and a high level of integrity

·       
Networking
and stakeholder management skills

·       
Public
Policy formulation and analysis

 

PLEASE NOTE Programme Director section, is for only
women applicants

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should submit online applications, CVs, copies of academic
documents and details of at least two (2) referees Attached together in PDF at
the link below.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 26th
February 2021

 

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