Programme Officer, Women and Leadership Programme NGO Jobs – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Job Title:    Programme Officer, Women and Leadership Programme

Organisation: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Forum for Women in Democracy is a women’s non-governmental organization based in Kampala.


Job Summary:  The Programme Officer, Women and Leadership Programme is responsible for supporting the programme team in fundraising; developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders; participating in planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and collaborating with other departments to develop integrated programming. S/he will focus heavily on supporting programme design, donor/partner engagement, information management and reporting.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in the planning, implementation and management of FOWODE projects.
  • Prepare work plans and budgets to guide project implementation
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of program activities including development of indicators to assess progress.
  • Develop program, progress, donor and other reports.
  • Generate ideas and participate in fundraising for the organization.
  • Participate in research, policy analysis and advocacy and contribute to regional/national policy discourse.
  • Develop partnerships and alliances relevant to the program and represent FOWODE in different fora.
  • Develop work related stories and document best practices for print and electronic media.
  • Supervise Field Officers


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Gender Studies, development and Public Policy, with a background in Sociology from a recognized university.
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in a nongovernmental organization preferably in democracy and governance work.
  • Keen understanding of the country’s political and social dynamics; analytical and conceptual skills and ability to translate there into program development.
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of gender equality issues and more broadly human rights, leadership and governance.
  • Experience of influencing state actors at national and local level on policy issues
  • Ability to complete succinct policy briefs as well as lengthy reports
  • Good public speaking skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to: [email protected]

Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.


We do appreciate your interest to work with FOWODE however, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: Wednesday, 14th April 2021 at 5.00pm


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