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Programme Coordinator NGO Job Careers - Restless Development

Job Title:     Programme Coordinator
Organisation: Restless Development
Project Name: Big Idea Programme
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
 Gross Annual: UGX 41,832,822

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 Big Idea Programme:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing an exciting youth-led advocacy, research and accountability initiative, implemented in partnership with a major development agency. The programme will promote youth-led social accountability by improving young people’s leadership, life-skills, technical knowledge on civic issues, policy, advocacy and research, so that they are better prepared to actively engage with their leaders. The programme will also see the creation of District Youth Working Groups to strengthen platforms for young people to voice their concerns, lead advocacy and accountability efforts, and meaning fully engage with district leaders. In total, the programme will be implemented in 10 districts of Uganda: Moroto, Napak, Kotido and Nakapiripirit Districts in northeastern Uganda; Gulu, Nwoya, Pader and Abim Districts of northern Uganda; and Kamuli and Iganga Districts in the East.

Job Summary: The Programme Coordinator, Big Idea Programme will coordinate project activities in Kamuli and Iganga Districts. The incumbent will manage the implementation of the youth-led social accountability programme. S/he will work closely with one programme officer and 40 research team members.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and Delivery: Supported by Programme Manager and working with the Programme Officers: 50%
·         Take responsibility for effective preparation, implementation and management and monitoring of the youth accountability programme
·         Take lead role in sensitization of key youth actors on the programme
·         Take lead in the establishment of the District Youth Working Groups (DYWGs) where they do not currently exist
·         Take lead in selection and recruitment of the youth researchers
·         Support the training of researchers on data-driven advocacy curriculum and sustainable development goals
·         Offer technical support in the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best practices internationally and nationally
·         Support the research teams during field work, including ensuring their welfare throughout the research process and providing guidance on technical aspects of the research
·         Assist with editing the research outputs and facilitate research teams to edit and check final reports before dissemination
·         The incumbent will support the research teams advocacy work by leading the coordination of quarterly district youth working group meetings as platforms for dialogue between young people, decision makers and other youth sector actors at the district level
·         Take lead role in following up on commitments made by decision makers
·         Ensure all reporting requirements are met and submitted on time to the Programme Manager
Partnership Development Management: 15%
·         Working closely with the Programme Manager to identify, develop and manage relevant programme partnerships with government, donors, NGOs and other key youth sectors
·         Support activities, meetings, and other events to raise the profile of the programme
·         Represent Restless Development in key forums/platforms and meetings in the two districts
·         Work closely with Programme Manager to ensure dissemination of research findings at the National level through the National Youth Working Group
·         Identify and cultivate opportunities to leverage additional funding for the district youth working group with support from Restless Development’s Fundraising and Partnerships Unit
·         Support development of donor expenditure reports
People Management and Development: 15%
·         Ensure that all staff have clear performance objectives and development plans
·         Continually support and supervise outputs of the programme officers through line management, support visits and performance reviews
·         Support youth researchers in solving genuine challenges and communicate to programme manager as necessary
·         Line manage and performance manage programme officer
Financial planning and Management: 15% Work closely with the Programme Manager and finance unit to:
·         Track the project budget and develop quarterly financial reports
·         Ensure that financial management is undertaken according to Restless Development Policy and procedures
·         Lead on generation of regular updates and reports as required
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 ideal applicant for the Restless Development Programme Coordinator  job opportunity must hold a graduate -level degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience
·         A minimum of three years of experience managing similar programmes
·         Previous experience in designing and delivery of youth-led research and youth-led advocacy programme
·         Prior experience managing and reporting against programme budgets
·         Previous exposure and experience managing staff, including line and performance management
·         Previous experience in writing briefs and other materials for external audiences is preferred
·         Prior experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including participatory research approaches is desired
·         Previous experience in Advocacy programmes is an added advantage
·         Proven ability to identify, develop and manage local/national/regional partnerships
·         Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
·         Excellent organizational skills and methodological approach to programme management
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
·         Excellent budget management skills
·         Fluency in written and spoken English
·         Excellent IT skills
·         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.

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

Deadline: 26th August, 2016

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