Programme Associate Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights NGO Jobs - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

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 Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights will support the Programme officer in implementing all programmes relating to SRH&R and ensure that all objectives are achieved. S/he will work to ensure and maintain linkages with all programme activities the organisation is implementing in line with SRH&R. S/he will actively participate in the development of the programme strategy implementation and monitoring.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Strategy, Implementation and Coordination (30%)       
  • Support project regular narrative and financial reporting particularly on the actions that will be implemented by UYONET in the spirit of the partnership agreement between UYONET and Donors
  • Support timely submission of quarterly and annual reports to Donors that include narrative progress updates and financial reports in a timely and quality manner.
  • Lead in implementing SRH&R programmes in line with the national development goals and Strategic Framework of UYONET
  • Support all programme development, priorities and ensuring quality review of the work plans, resources and the implementation schedules
  • Take lead in developing of Organisational Operational Plan.
  • Participate in planning of achievable and sustainable strategies for future SRH&R programme expansion
Fundraising, Partnership Development & Management (20%):
  • Support programme sustainability by mainstreaming innovative aspects of the project into UYONET other ongoing governance interventions as well as devise mechanisms to further UYONET’s engagement in SRH&R programmes.
  • Ensure that the contractual terms between UYONET and Donors are adhered to throughout the entire project/programme duration.
  • Participate in fundraising activities for the organisation, preparing concept notes and proposal for key programme donors showcasing all our different approaches.
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders including relevant Line Ministries at national, provincial and community levels
  • Participate in the relevant progress meetings underpinning the programmes
  • Disseminate communication materials about the programmes in collaboration with the Monitoring and evaluation unit.
Financial Planning and Management of Donor Budgets (20%):
  • Ensure efficient grant management of all programmes by taking a lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the programme budgets, monitoring spending to ensure they are within the budgets.
  • Ensure all budget holders are conducting budget tracking .developing and reviewing of financial reports relating to programmes as required
  • Support the finance team to manage the donor budgets and organisational financial systems.
  • Ensure procurement and financial policies and procedures are adhered to by the team and others.
Monitoring, learning and reporting (20%):
  • Liaise with programme Officers to implement the M&E functions of the ongoing SRH&R Programme
  • Lead on the development of the programme narrative reports of all programmes with inputs from the programmes team and the Monitoring and Learning Unit for final submission.
  • Provide relevant information for effective communications with donors and partners in collaboration with head of programs, programme manager and executive director.
Other (5 %): Other duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off can be taken.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a graduate degree in a relevant field of study
  • At least three years’ experience in development sector in an African context, including good knowledge of advocacy and policy engagement.
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health rights, leadership development, and governance is an Added advantage.
  • Three years’ experience in programme design and management including proven experience of managing large programmes relating to youth development initiatives
  • Strong partnership development and networking skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills with experience in budget development and management
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management
  • Excellent report writing skills particularly donor reporting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Interpersonal Skills, written and verbal communication skills..
  • Previous work experience in Uganda and Knowledge of national languages.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues and trends in youth health sectors
  • Experience of performance managing people
  • Experience of managing multi-site implementation works
  • Experience in handling budgets and finances.
  • The individual must be results oriented, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Must be able to lead and inspire a team of strong programme officers
  • 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 missions 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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