SIDA Social Work Careers – Project Officer – SRH & GBV at UYONET

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Project: SIDA Ni-Yetu Youth Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Programme Manager
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. Since inception,
UYONET has been positioning the youth to play a leading role in nation building
by enhancing their visibility in policy and governance processes across East
Africa and providing the necessary infrastructure for information sharing and
networking through youth empowerment programmes.
About
SIDA Project:
In
partnership with PLAN Uganda, through SIDA funding, UYONET is implementing the
Ni Yetu Youth Project. The Ni-Yetu’ Youth Program, is a program which
integrates promotion of Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and
prevention of Gender Based Violence among young people. It is being implemented
in five districts of Tororo, Kamuli, Lira, Alebtong and Kampala for three and
half years. ‘Ni-Yetu’ is a Swahili word which literally stands for ‘it is ours’
and was carefully selected by youth representatives to demonstrate youth
identification and ownership for the program. The program seeks to place young
people at the center of policy influence at both local and national levels,
builds capacities of youth actors in governance and accountability as well as
organizes and empowers district youth networks as active civil society
platforms effectively responding to the needs of young people.
Job
Summary:
The Project Officer – Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based
Violence (SRH&GBV) will provide SRH and GBV technical support to the
Ni-Yetuprogramme, specifically, to give the project policy advocacy technical
leadership and strategy in programme coordination and delivery. The incumbent
is responsible for the day-to-day planning, execution and reporting on all
Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence (SRH&GBV) activities on
the project and of ensuring that the Ni Yetu Youth Programme exceeds the
specified results as outlined in the Project Documents, Work plans and UYONET
National Strategy.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Develop standardized SRH/GBV implementation tools,
policies and guidelines/strategies.
·        
Ensure that gender transformatory programming is
part of all the outputs of the project.
·        
In charge of building linkages from the
project/organization to national and international gender and GBV alliances.
·        
Design and implement the advocacy tasks of the
project
·        
Develop detailed annual project implementation,
M&E plans and budgets.
·        
Represent and link UYONET and the project
externally with partners, government and other agencies/alliances at district
and national level on SRHR/GBV related issues.
·        
In charge of preparing  and disseminating quality project reports to
programme manager as per donor / project monitoring & evaluation plan
requirements
·        
Guarantee that all project documentation is
organized and well maintained for accountability purposes
·        
Actively monitor and document SRHR/GBV
interventions showing outcomes, lessons learnt and best practices.
·        
Manage project resources efficiently and
effectively in accordance with UYONET policies and guidelines and in accordance
with grant conditions.
·        
Organize regular performance review meetings to
assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy
with the key project stakeholders
·        
Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and
participation at all stages of the project implementation
·        
Identify and participate in operational research
related to the project including SRH/GBV intervention.
·        
Ensure that the Child Protection Policy and
Guidelines code of conduct is adhered to on the project implementation.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold Bachelor’s
Degrees in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender Study, Sociology or
related fields. Possession of a Diploma in Project Management and Planning is
an added advantage.
·        
The Project Officer should possess a minimum of
three years of proven experience working with adolescents/youths in
management/coordination of Adolescent/Youth SRH/GBV interventions in strictly
civil society settings.
·        
Three years’ experience in working with adolescents/youths,
programme development and gender equality.
·        
Three years’ experience in management/coordination
of Gender related/GBV interventions preferably with an International
Non-Governmental Organization
·        
Past experience in gender related programming and
advocacy.
·        
Working knowledge of coalitions and networks on
gender.
·        
Possess excellent project management and team
leadership skills
·        
Skills in developing training materials and
facilitating trainings
·        
Detailed knowledge of gender related Policies and
strategies
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication skills.
·        
Working knowledge in implementation of rights
based programming including principles of gender equality
·        
Demonstrated skill and experience in report
writing, development of concepts, methodologies and techniques, including
participatory methodologies, gender approaches and budget management
·        
Proven ability to meet deadlines and work
cooperatively with partners and manage partner relationships effectively
·        
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures,
ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
·        
Ability to develop synergies and integration of
the different aspects of the project.
·        
Proven ability of working with adolescent/youth on
Gender equality related issues
·        
Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft
software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel
spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including a
cover letter and CV by either hard or soft copy should and addressed to;
The Chairman,
Board of Directors
Uganda Youth
Network,
P.O. Box
33268 Kampala. Uganda.
Tel. 256 392
276944
E-mail
to:
jobs@uyonet.or.ug
NB:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 20th June, 2015. The selected candidate is
expected to start work immediately. Applications should not include academic
documents.
Deadline:
1st June, 2015

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