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08 August 2016

3 Fresher Programme Officer NGO Job Opportunities - Restless Development

Organisation: Restless Development 
Project Name: Girls Advocacy Alliance Project (GAA)
Duty Station: Kamuli, Tororo and Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Gross Annual: UGX 13,223,077

About US:
Restless Development is the global leader in youth-led development. Our award winning youth-led approach reaches over 450,000 young people weekly across 8 countries in Africa and Asia, and engages 350 youth organization from around the world. Since 1985, we have demonstrated that young people are critical actors in the development, and can drive positive change at local, national and international levels in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, livelihoods and civic participation. Our model is bottom up and holistic, focusing on individual leadership change amongst young people as well as systematic changes in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for youth-led development.

About GAA Project:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project in partnership with Plan Uganda and Terres Des Hommes. The programme willpromote a youth-led approach to building capacity of CSOs and generate evidence that will be used to engage with key decision makers and hold them accountable on girls’ economic and protection rights.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer will support the Girls Advocacy Alliance Project by managing all field implementation of the programme, liaise with the research teams and coordinate with the key programme actors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and delivery 40% Supported by a Programme Coordinator, the Project Officer will:
  • The incumbent will lead sensitization of key youth actors on the programme;
  • The jobholder will also lead selection and mapping of research teams, CSOs and private sector partners;
  • Lead training of research teams, CSOs partners, private sector partners and VSLA Network Champions;
  • Offer support in the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best practices;
  • Offer technical assistance to the research teams during field work;
  • Support research teams to edit and review the research outputs, including final reports before dissemination;
  • Support the research team’s advocacy work by coordinating the private sector engagement and District Youth Working group meetings
  • Coordinate quarterly private sector engagement meetings and dialogues
Safety and welfare of research team and logistics 30%
  • Work closely with research teams to develop monthly programme work plans
  • Keep regular communication with research teams and provide backstopping logistical support when necessary
  • Support welfare of research teams, and follow up on issues as required
  • The jobholder will develop checklist of items to support travels and field activities
  • Coordinate all logistical support for the research teams
  • Develop logistical checklist to guide activities and activities support
  • The jobholder will take lead in the procurement of all programme items
  • Ensure that safety and security measures are in place and are adhered to at all times
  • Keep consistent detailed records of logistical aspects of the programme
  • Keep in constant communication with research team and programme coordinator
  • Lead on logistical arrangements for recruitment, training, community consultations and dialogues, private sector engagement, travels, research and other programme related activities
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to youth researchers
Financial planning and Management: 15%
  • Support research teams to manage funds for field work
  • The jobholder will make payments for programme related activities and keep accurate records of financial expenditure
  • Manage project budgets
  • Ensure that financial management adheres to Restless Development policies ad procedures
  • Support the programme Coordinator in tracking the project budget
  • Provide regular updates to the programme coordinator as required.
Monitoring and Evaluation: 10%
  • Track the project progress and feedback from key programme stakeholders
  • Document change stories and learning to inform the programme
  • The incumbent will gather evidence, facts and other relevant data to support programme documentation
  • Establish and maintain database for the project
  • Support the programme coordinator to update Restless Development on project progress and seek advice as necessary
Other Duties as Required 5%
  • Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Restless Development Programme Officer jobs must hold Bachelor’s degrees in relevant field of study
  • At least one year experience of implementing programmes
  • Previous experience of making logistical arrangement for organizing events and meetings
  • Prior experience in asset management and procurement
  • Previous finance management experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, and Word
  • Ability to solve problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Previous experience in budget management is desired
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • The individual must be results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organization and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
  • Desirable:  Lusoga, Ateso or Luo speaking candidates for these locations i.e. Kamuli, Lira and Tororo

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an filled application form, download here, to Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 18th August, 2016

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