Programme Associate Membership Non-profit Jobs - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer- Membership

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary:  The Programme Associate Membership will support the programme manager membership in the daily operation and management of the organisation programmes and engagements with a set of pre-defined performance targets. The main responsibility is to ensure that programmes engagements produce the specified outputs as outlined in the Annual Work Plans and national Strategy and timely production of all reports both progress and financial.
           
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Membership growth and Development. 30%          
  • Support the rollout of a secretariat programme implementation framework that will ensure member organisations gradually take up the mantle of programme implementation up to the level of 50 percent by end of 2018
  • Take lead on developing an implementation framework to roll out the ongoing membership and partnership development strategy to benefit all members organisation that require the same.
  • Support member organisations to mainstream cross-cutting issues and inclusiveness including gender and persons with disability in their programming work
Member organisations profiling (20%):
  • Ensure that all UYONET member organisations are fully profiled on the Network website (www.uyonet.or.ug)
  • Ensure that all UYONET member organisations have active face book and twitter accounts and their capacity to use the same is built.
  • Every programme best practice, report or policy paper is published on the internet as a minimum and widely disseminated to all stakeholders.
Partnership Development and fundraising: 30% 
  • Take lead on convening at least two partnership conferences involving development partners, Government and member organisations to appraise them on the implementation of the National Strategy
  • Support implementation of innovative resource mobilisation strategies to sufficiently raise funds to implement the National Strategy.
  • Support member organisations to develop fundable proposals to potential donors/sources to implement their programme work by end of 2018
  • Monitoring Evaluation Reporting & Learning 15% Support monthly documentation of “success stories” and other anecdotal information to demonstrate results/impact of initiatives undertaken by member organisations and enhance the overall quality of performance reports to constituents
  • Coordinate regular interfaces with member organisations to review and reflect on progress and results in order to identify, mitigate challenges and learn lessons for improved program delivery in advocacy
  • Work with other Programme officers and managers, to produce quarterly and annual work plan performance reports
Other (5%):
  • Perform any other duty from time to time that may be assigned to him by the Executive Director
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant field
  • Three years’ work experience is highly recommended
  • Experience in leadership programming and certificate in leadership
  • Working with networks, alliances and membership organisations is a must!
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with people at all levels, and of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing, and writing for and understanding of different audiences and sensitivity for different cultural contexts
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with the ability to multitask and
  • prioritise as required to deliver tasks on time
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software, including databases
  • Demonstrates the ability to exercise sound judgment, identify problems and devise practical solutions for continuous improvement, u Experience of working in a youthful, multi-cultural environment and with networks, n Knowledge of online social platforms for marketing and communications
  • 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 UYONET mission and values.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to applications@uyonet.or.ug with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.


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