07 August 2017

Fresher Assistant Programme Officer (UWEP) Jobs - Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer in-Charge

About Us:
The Government of Uganda is implementing the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP), under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The main objective of the Programmes is to empower the target youth and women to harness their socio-economic potential and increase self- employment opportunities and income levels. The Programmes provide revolving funds to finance small enterprises initiated by the groups of youth and women in various sectors of the economy. The implementation of the Programmes is mainstreamed into the government structures at the national and local government levels with support from Technical Support Team (TST) based at the National and Regional levels.

Job Summary: The Assistant Programme Officer (UWEP) will provide support in coordinating Programme at the Regional level with key stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Initiate, plan, and coordinate with districts within specified regions on implementation of UWEP.
  • Offer timely administrative support to the Programme activities.
  • Verify group application files.
  • Render support in the review of the District annual work plans on UWEP activities.
  • Assist in conducting periodic spot checks on Programme implementation at project sites.
  • Tasked with coordinating the participation of key stakeholders in UWEP activities.
  • Assist in maintaining information database on key ongoing initiatives within the region and builds partnerships.
  • Assist in analysing reports from each enterprise project
  • In charge of preparing monthly beneficiary report on enterprise implementation.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the production of various Programme reports for the Region.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the National Programme Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan who holds an Honours Bachelors Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration or a related field from a recognized University.
  • One year of related work experience
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their applications to:

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry)
2nd Floor, Plot. 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 18th August 2017 by 11:00am

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