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09 September 2016

Programme Officer Non-profit Jobs - Restless Development

Job Title:    Programme Officer
Organisation: Restless Development
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Programme Coordinator
Salary: UGX 14,258,585 gross Annual

About US:                                   
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.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer will manage an exciting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Programme in Karamoja. Working with Assistant Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer will be fully responsible for the on-ground programme preparations, implementation including monitoring and evaluation. This officer will support the community peer educators.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Implementation, Management & Monitoring: 25%
·         Take lead in the direct implementation of the project by managing volunteers outputs through monthly work plans
·         Ensure that all volunteer M & E forms are collected and delivered on a timely basis
·         Carry out support and supervision to monitor volunteer activities
·         Secure programme support materials through partner organisations
·         Ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures from volunteers are in line with Restless Development policies and systems
Programme Preparation: 20%
·         Assist the Assistant Coordinator in the effective preparation of the programme by supporting the programme planning processes
·         Support in the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers
·         Take a lead role in community and sub-county sensitisation
·         Support the programme coordinator in ensuring MOUs with schools, sub counties and health centres are in place
·         Carry out risk and security assessment
Support to Partnerships: 15%
·         Ensure that key staff at the Sub-County Offices understand Restless Development programme and that we are leveraging partnerships for effective programme delivery and sustainability
·         Support the Coordinator and volunteers in building relationships at sub-county levels through leading regular coordination
·         Identify opportunities for joint activities with sub county government staff and other CSOs
·         Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the sub-county and partner organizations
Line manage and build the capacity of volunteers: 15%
·         Support and supervise the outputs of the volunteers through performance management processes in line with Restless Development standards
·         Hold regular minuted line management meetings (at least fortnightly) with volunteers with clear action points for follow up during support and supervision visits
·         Build supportive relationship with volunteers where genuine challenges are raised and discussed openly, and communicated to Programme Coordinator
·         Identify capacity-building needs in for the volunteers and design appropriate measures to address them
Financial Planning & Management: 10%
·         Support the volunteers in managing field based activities finances
·         Participate in annual programme budgets planning
·         Ensure volunteers adhere to Restless Development Uganda financial policies
·         Ensure all funds are accounted for with proper documentation
·         Ensure volunteers provide accurate narrative reports of funds spent to allow prompt reporting
Other: 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 Programme Officer job must possess a Diploma or Degree in relevant field of study (SRH, education, working with young people)
·         At least one year experience in relevant field (sexual and reproductive health, sustainable agriculture, education and/or working with young people)
·         Previous exposure and experience in training and programme management
·         Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills
·         Fluency in written and spoken English
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary development issues particularly those related to young people in the field of HIV/AIDS, health and livelihoods
·         A strong personal commitment to the values, aims and methods of Restless Development
·         Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
·         Previous experience working in Karamoja is desired
·         Previous experience in youth reproductive health programmes within an NGO
·         Knowledge of relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the areas of youth empowerment, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, education and poverty issues.
·         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 organisation and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed application, form, download here and send it to:, stating the vacancy job title as Uganda - Programme Officer.

Deadline: 16th September 2016

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