14 June 2017

Network Development Team Leader NGO Jobs - Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) Network

Job Title:        Network Development Team Leader
Organisation: Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) Network
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

About US:
The Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) Network is a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose purpose is “to serve as a platform for MARPs voices through facilitating coordinated response at national level in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The Network Development Team Leader will primarily be responsible for developing MNL’s membership structure, making it operational, building and maintaining partnerships. S/he will manage and own MNL’s Advocacy strategy.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Partnerships Management:
  • Keenly review, update and operationalise MNL’s partnership strategy
  • Build formal and informal networks with government and non-government partners.
  • Build and maintain excellent networks and working relations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Map existing and potential network members and research areas of network expansion.
  • Prepare reports and updates about the member networks for the executive team.
  • Create detailed annual, monthly & weekly plans for advocacy/engagement activities.
  • Reporting and reviewing success and challenges to enable swift remedial action
  • Work in liaison with Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to evaluate performance and use lessons to refine the project and disseminate results.
  • Tasked with preparing problem analysis framework and identify paths to influence stakeholders and key messages.
  • Identify new partners to develop new, holistic and sustainable projects
  • Facilitate transfer of information from partners to support advocacy, education and other initiatives.
Network Development:
  • In charge of identifying and securing funding and resource opportunities to support departmental activities.
  • Coordinate developmental fundraising activities and events relating to the department.
  • Assess applications for partnerships in line with MNL policy and funding criteria, and work with Programmes Team on negotiating project proposals.
  • Manage the long term development of grants and funding for existing and new projects.
  • Support network events where necessary including webinars, face to face workshops, Conferences, etc.
  • Develop and implement MNL’s Programmes and network Development strategy.
  • Ensure advocacy activities are properly budgeted, documented and information is entered or stored effectively to facilitate effective monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support and participate in internal and external audit requirements.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job Abide by all MNL Policies, Regulations and Procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Network Development Team Leader job placement should hold an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education or any other related discipline.
  • Hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or International Development.
  • Possession of a Post Graduate diploma in related discipline is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively with this diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent team player and able to work well with other teams.
  • Possession of good managerial skills.
  • Previous exposure and experience of designing, managing and implementing community based projects and budgets in line with donor requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the impact of community based projects and monitor progress in the field.
  • Strong analytical skills to monitor project success and outcomes.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Highly creative, enthusiastic and motivated approach
  • Organized and pro-active, able to work on projects independently.
  • Team player with adaptable and pragmatic approach to work
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to learn new programs quickly.
  • Knowledge of WordPress or similar would be an advantage.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Experience working in an NGO.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, copies of academic and employment record documents and CVs / resumes to:

The Human Resource Office,
Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) Network Secretariat,
Plot 81, Bukoto Street-Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 3803, Kampala

 Or e-mail to: info@marps.net copy amubiru@marps.net;

Deadline: 15th June, 2017 by 5:00pm

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