Job Title: GUSO Programme Coordinator
Organisation: Restless Development
Project Name: Get up Speak Out programme (GUSO)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
Salary: UGX 41,832,822 Gross Annual
Restless Development is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on becoming the global banner carrier for youth-led development; demonstrating at the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead role in development. Over the past five years, Restless Development has more than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and has been repeatedly cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development by the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and others.
Restless Development is leading community initiatives that empower young people to adopt safe sexual reproductive behaviours, participate in decision making processes and generate sustainable livelihoods. One of those initiatives is dance4life. Based on positive experience from the implementation of dance4life within the United For Health Tomorrow (UFHT) and Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) programmes, Restless Development will be working with other SRH&R alliance partners and dance4life International to design the Get up Speak Out programme (GUSO). The five year programme will target young people in and out of school with an integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights, Civic Participation and livelihoods, and will be implemented through a peer educator model in Jinja and Mayuge districts.
Job Summary: The Programme Co-ordinator will provide project leadership to the programme development phase. The incumbent will also be responsible for leading the development of Restless Development GUSO 5 year programme, as well as the annual plan for 2016, working very closely with SRHR alliance members and other relevant partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme development and reporting: 30% Working closely with the Programme Manager:
· Lead programme design, review, and implementation
· Offer technical support to Programme officers to ensure that all programmes are designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated within Restless Development quality standards;
· Identify and develop learning within programmes and facilitate the sharing of this learning with partners, across programmes and externally as appropriate;
· Oversee the selection and recruitment of peer educators
· The incumbent will plan and deliver adequate training for the peer educators.
· Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design;
· Work closely with the M&E department to track programme progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
· Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the programme M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
Peer Educator Support: 20%
· The incumbent will design and implement an effective support structure for the peer educators.
· Provide adequate support to and supervision of peer educators through field officers throughout the programme.
· In charge of promoting and encouraging appropriate behaviour and ensuring compliance with safety, security and behavioural policies.
Partnership Management: 15% Directly and through management of the Programme officers:
· Identify, develop and manage relevant programme partnerships with government, donor, alliance members, NGOs and other key stakeholders.
· Communicate and coordinate with dance4life international program manager in the Netherlands (over email and skype)
· Lead and participate in all programme events to raise the profile of the organization
· Lead on partnership relations with other alliance members.
· The incumbent will represent Restless Development in local and national forums and platforms
· Identify appropriate stakeholders and partners for programme delivery as and when required
· Ensure MoUs with key partner organisations are in place and operational;
· Ensure that key staff at the District Government and Sub-County Offices have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the Restless Development programme;
· Identify opportunities for joint activities with district government staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
· Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the relevant District and sub county officials;
Financial planning and Management: 15% Working closely with the Finance Unit:
· Lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the programme budget;
· Support development of donor expenditure reports;
· Support development of annual programme budgets and quarterly reforecasts;
· Ensure that financial transactions are in line with Restless Development policies and procedures.
· Ensure financial policy and procedure is adhered to during expenditure and accountability of funds
· Ensure that value for money is achieved
People Management and development 15%
· Ensure that all staff, peer educators and researchers have clear performance objectives and development plans. .
· Supervise Programme Officers, ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities.
· Support, mentor and coach the Project Officers as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
· Implement an effective performance management system in line with organisational performance and development guidelines.
· Ensure that programme officers work together to share learning and to exchange skills.
Other Duties as Required 5%: Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the Restless Development GUSO Programme Coordinator vacancy must hold a Graduate-level Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience.
· At least three years of experience in programme design and management, including proven experience of managing large and complex programmes relating to adolescent sexual reproductive health, livelihoods and/or civic participation
· Demonstrated ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including with consortia.
· Good understanding and practical experience of youth development in Uganda
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills
· Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
· Ability to work with young people
· Strong team player able to work under own initiative
· Willingness to travel to rural areas as required
· A strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development and dance4life
· 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 organisation and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
· Proven adherence to the 4 main GUSO programme principles and values:
o Working from a positive rights-based approach towards youth sexuality.
o Young people’s structural and meaningful engagement
o Inclusiveness of vulnerable groups
o Focus on gender power relations and gender transformative programming
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed application, form, download here and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the vacancy job title as Uganda - GUSO Programme Coordinator.
Deadline: 16th September 2016
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