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Program Director (PD) for the Gender and Economic Policy Programme NGO Jobs - Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Organisation: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Forum for Women in Democracy is a non-partisan Women’s rights organization operating in Uganda with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 – 1995 Constituency Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through Capacity Development, Community Empowerment, Policy Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.

Job Summary: The Program Director (PD) for the Gender and Economic Policy Programme will play a focal role at FOWODE as the head of one of its two programs. The PD is mandated to think strategically and innovatively for the program and ensure that the program remains highly visible and current In addition, the role requires that the officer is able to fundraise for the program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Provide strategic direction and technical support to the program
·         Ensure alignment of the program's work to the organizational strategy
·         Identify innovations to propel the program and ensure it remains current and relevant
·         Actively participate in monitoring and evaluation of programme activities and take appropriate steps to ensure that the programme achieves excellent results
·         Ensure the timely development and submission of program narrative reports
·         Identify fundraising opportunities for the program and together with the team raise funds for the program
·         Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the program in particular and the organization in general
·         Mentor and supervise the program officers working in the program
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage
·         A certificate in program planning and management will also be an added advantage
·         At least five years’ experience in a Non-governmental organization
·         A minimum of three years experience in program management
·         Skills in strategic planning and management
·         Policy analysis, research and advocacy skills and experience
·         Previous experience in fundraising
·         Clear thinking with conceptual and analytical skills
·         Good facilitation / training skills
·         Computer literacy skills with working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint
·         Good knowledge and appreciation of women’s rights and gender

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, updated CVs with copies of academic documents to: kato@fowode.org and copy in patricia.munabi@fowode.org addressed to:

The Executive Director
Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
P.O. Box 7176, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 25th November, 2016

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