5 Program Officer Job Opportunities - Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organisation: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project Name: Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP)
Duty Station:  Central, Northern, Western, Eastern and Karamoja, Uganda
Reports to:  Manager Projects

About US:
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) is implementing the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP), an initiative of the Government of Uganda that is aimed at improving access to financial services by women entrepreneurs and equipping them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition and marketing of their products and services. The Programme will be implemented under three components namely; Capacity and Skills Development, Women Enterprise Fund for projects and Institutional Support.

Job Summary: The Program Officers in-charge of Regions will coordinate UWEP implementation at the Regional level with implementing partners and other key stakeholders

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Oversee Programme Planning and Implementation:
  • Initiate, plan, and coordinate with districts within specified regions on implementation of UWEP.
  • Organize and conduct regional review meetings to assess progress with Programme implementation
  • Offer technical guidance to districts on selection, appraisal and approval of Women Groups.
  • Prepare Programme quarterly and annual progress/performance and ensure timely submission.
  • Actively participate in drafting/development of Programme guidelines and other key documents such as training tools, recovery strategy among others.
  • Take part in the development of plans and budgets for the Programme.
  • Carry out the verification exercise for both files submitted by districts and on implementation sites to ensure compliance with Programme Guidelines
  • Regularly review the District annual work plans on UWEP activities.
2. Monitoring and Support Supervision:
  • Carry out periodic spot checks on Programme implementation sites to avoid quack groups.
  • Conduct technical support supervision to assess the performance of Programme
  • Make follow-up on corrective recommendations made, in order to ensure that there are effected on time.
  • Handling of specific complaints raised within the region
  • Actively contribute to drafting technical and financial proposals to secure funding for the programme
3. Build and maintain stakeholder relations:
  • Coordinate the participation of key stakeholders in UWEP activities.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key contacts in strategic partner organizations
  • Maintains an information database on key ongoing initiatives within the region and builds partnerships.
  • Support sharing of information between Ministry and other line institutions/stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relations
  • Coordinate the participation of key stakeholders in UWEP activities.
4. Reporting:
  • Provides relevant information and documentation on UWEP to the Project Manager.
  • Actively facilitate and coordinate production various Programme reports.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Manager Projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Manager Projects vacancy should preferably hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Social Sciences/Statistics/ Development studies or relate field from a recognized University. Possession of a Post graduate certificate in development planning, monitoring and evaluation or business administration is an added advantage
  • Possession of a Diploma in law or certificate will also be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in Programme Planning, implementation and management/administration.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Possess basic knowledge on gender and women related issues
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in the use of one or more common database packages
  • Capacity to conceptualize programme interventions
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging way
  • Able to work as part of a team in a co-operative and supportive way,
  • Self-motivated and strong organizational and planning skills
  • Competencies: Computer Literacy, Report writing, Team work, Planning, Organizing and coordinating, networking, Good interpersonal and Communication skills, Ethics and integrity

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send hand deliver their applications to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Developments,
Plot 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline is 27th May 2016 by 3:00pm

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