Programme Manager Policy, Governance, Leadership and Rights CSO Career Jobs - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programs

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 Manager Policy, Governance, Leadership and Rights will take a lead on overseeing the overall all programmes relating to leadership development, policy advocacy, governance and rights and ensuring that all objectives are achieved. S/he will work to ensure and maintain linkages with all programme activities the organisation is implementing. S/he will oversee programme strategy and implementation, monitoring, leading a team of talented young staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Strategy, Implementation and Coordination (30%)       
  • Using a consultative approach, design and develop programmes in line with the national development goals and Strategic Framework
  • Manage all programme development, priorities and ensuring quality review of the work plans, resources and the implementation schedules
  • Coordinate the development of Organisational Operational Plan.
  • Plan appropriate, achievable and sustainable strategies for future programme expansion
  • Develop and incorporate programme sustainability strategies into the existing and future programmes.
  • Working closely with the head of programs, liaise with the programme, finance and M & L team to ensure timely development of financial reports relating to programme reports
Fundraising, Partnership Development & Management (20%):
  • Take active role 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
  • Utilise management for Impact to provide feedback and guidance to Government Ministries for programme strengthening and integration.
  • Participate in the relevant progress meetings underpinning the programmes
  • Lead on partnership activities and communication to raise the profile of the programmes and secure leverage and other commitments of support
  • Develop and disseminate communication materials about the programmes in collaboration with the Monitoring and evaluation unit.
Serve as active member of the UYONET Management Committee:
  • Take active role in the development and regular review of programme operational plan.
  • Ensure timely documentation and dissemination of key findings from programme to inform learning and presenting to the Management Committee.
  • Play key role in the strategic planning and reviews process in coordination with the other programme team and immediate stakeholders.
  • Provide regular updates on partnerships underpinning the programme
  • Provide guidance and expertise on programme issues to Management Committee and broader organisation as required.
  • Provide detailed information and linking finance and programmes 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%):
  • Lead on the development of the programme narrative reports of all programmes with inputs with from the programmes team and the Monitoring and Learning Unit for final submission.
  • Lead on all donor reporting for the programmes
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Learning Unit in M&L processes, including analysis of data collected and dissemination of results to ensure continual programme improvement.
  • Lead on communications with donors and partners in collaboration with head of programs and executive director.
Human Resources Management and Capacity Building (10%)
  • Ensure effective personnel and performance management of the programme officers and associates under the component.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety Plan is in place and captures information for all catchment areas.
  • Line and performance manage team, serving as role model at all times
  • Ensure OHR policy and procedure are adhered to by team and others
Other: 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 Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or a related field
  • At least five 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 a must.
  • At least 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.
  • Excellent IT, interpersonal, 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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