08 August 2017

Programme Officer (YLP) 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, Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Manager

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 (YLP) will provide technical, managerial and administrative support to the Local Governments and link the Local Governments operations to the National Programme Management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • 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.
  • Regularly 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 Manager.
  • Facilitate and coordinate preparation and submission of progress reports by the Local Governments. .
  • 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 University.
  • Also, the applicant must hold 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 years’ experience in administration and management.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of local governments operations
  • Familiarity with preparation and appraisal of small and micro-enterprises/projects.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong 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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