Programme Officer (UWEP) Job Opportunities – 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,
Reports to: Manager Projects
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 Programme
Officer (UWEP) will primarily provide technical, managerial and administrative
support to the Local Governments and link the Local Governments operations to
the National Programme Management.
Key Duties and
  • Support the preparation of Local
    Government work plans and budgets.
  • Provide implementation support to the
    programme activities at the local governments level.
  • The incumbent will also review project
    funding requests submitted by the Local Governments.
  • Coordinate the participation of key
    Stakeholders in Programme activities.
  • The jobholder will monitor the performance
    of projects financed and ensure timely production of performance reports.
  • Make follow-up on corrective
    recommendations made, in order to ensure timely implementation.
  • Work closely with relevant sector
    specialists to provide support to the local governments in the preparation
    and implementation various youth projects.
  • Report any
    potential violation of Programme guidelines to the National Programme
  • Facilitate and coordinate preparation and
    submission of progress reports by the Local Governments.
  • Actively participate in capacity building
    for the local government stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan who holds
    an honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development
    Studies, Business Administration or a related field from a recognized
  • A Masters Degree in Business
    Administration, Economics, Social Sector Planning, Monitoring and
    Evaluation, Social Sciences, Project Planning and Management or
    Development Studies.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant
    experience in administration and management.
  • Should be familiar with local governments
  • Familiarity with preparation and appraisal
    of small and micro-enterprises/projects.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong
    organizational and planning skills.
  • Possess 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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