Entry Level Program Graduate Trainee NGO Jobs – ActionAid Uganda (AAU)

Organisation: ActionAid
Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Manager Policy
Advocacy & Campaigns
Salary +Benefits: UGX
1,000,000 Gross Monthly; Plus Medical Insurance for 1
About US:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50
countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission
is to work with the poor and the ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a national development
organization registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local Board.
Job Summary: The Program
Graduate Trainee will be tasked with implementing programmes for identification
of community poverty issues, plan, and manage development interventions while
working with Partners and other development actors in accordance with the Local
Rights Strategic Plan and Country Strategic Plan. 
Key Duties and
Plan, implement, and monitor programme activities prepare and submit
periodic reports that address community priority poverty issues in line with
the LRP plans and Country Strategy Paper:
  • Implement
    programme activities as laid down in the annual plans.
  • Conduct
    periodic monitoring visits and produce reports on field programme activity
    implementation at the LRP.
  • Identify
    Local rights community priorities through PRRPs; Community
    meetings; child focused days and utilize in planning for annual
  • Identify
    community and district level advocacy issues to inform national and
    international policy influencing.
  • Consolidate
    community priorities and draw strategic and implementation plans
    during planning and budgeting periods.
  • Identify
    alternative models, documentation of lessons learnt from the existing
    models and popularize best practices.
  • Deliberately
    drum up CSO support towards advocacy and influencing issues
    affecting communities within the LRP.
  • Prepare
    activity reports, monthly, quarterly, half, year plans and share with
    wider Action Aid family.
Support the institutional and programme capacity building initiatives
of partners to implement Programme activities in line with the partnership
MOU’s, LRP plans and the Country Strategy Paper:
  • Work
    closely with the partnership officer, support in the identification of
    partner capacity gaps and the development of partner growth and
    development plans.
  • Conduct
    Support visits to partners and reviews their reports, in line with their
    plans, budgets and funding guidelines
  • Actively
    participate in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of partner
    capacity development plan- through partner visits; Partner
    appraisals; organizational Self-Assessments.
  • Identify
    partner funding gaps in line with the partnership funding guidelines;
    respond to call for proposals by submitting concept notes.
  • Support
    partners Institutional development processes e.g. support to hold
    AGMs, register with sub-county and district authorities and ensure
    functioning of governance structures.
Participate in the mobilization of resources to addressing existing
funding gaps at the LRP:
  • Identify
    funding gaps within the LRP/Partner areas of focus, generate concepts and
    proposals in line with LRP strategy and CSP
  • Present/submit
    concept papers for funding and keep track of the status
  • Review
    partner proposals and align them to community needs and priorities (during
    planning and budgeting, review proposals) in line with LRP strategy and
    CPS IV
  • Ensure
    proper contract management in respect to the signed MoUs and
    adherence to financial policies and procedures
  • Carry
    out periodic Project monitoring visits and produce reports in line with
    the donors requirements
Plan, Implement, evaluate and report on child sponsorship activities
within the LRP in accordance to the sponsorship Policy and Communications
  • Coordinate
    sponsorship planning meetings and organize the Pre-message collection.
  • Organize
    community sensitization meetings for CIs and partners, PRRPs with parents
    and children-child days.
  • Build
    the capacity and supervise community workers for quality, timely and
    sponsor communications child messages and community reports.
  • Follow-up
    on missing cases and respond to queries from the sponsorship unit.
  • Collect
    new profiles for submission to the funding affiliates.
  • Prepare
    facilitation for Community Intermediaries to enable successful collection
    of child messages.
  • Sensitize
    communities on AAU sponsorship mechanism
  • Carry
    out photo updates.
  • Produce
    periodical sponsorship reports (Community Newsletters and Progress
    reports) to supporters- collection of relevant case studies and photos
    from the communities
  • Develop
    a supporter communication plan and share with sponsorship unit.
  • Map
    out areas for AAU’s poverty priority interventions.
Promote AAU image and provide technical support to stakeholders in line
with the Organizational mission vision and values:
  • Participate
    in the district and sub-county planning processes.
  • Participate
    and represent the Local rights office in all stakeholder meetings.
  • Undertake
    poverty analysis and service delivery reviews to inform the district
  • Share
    plans and budgets, reports with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure
    that partners disburse the resources they receive from AAU

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Aid
    International Program Graduate Trainee job placement should preferably
    hold a University Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, or
    equivalent from a recognized institution; a post graduate qualification in
    M&E or any field will be an added advantage
  • One to two years of relevant working
    experience from a recognized institution, preferably an NGO
  • Excellent planning and budgeting skills;
  • Good capacity building skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Good community mobilization and
    facilitation skills;
  • Good team player;
  • High degree of confidence, openness and
    willingness to learn;
  • Self-driven; Ability to work in community
  • Knowledge of Local Language (Alur)
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle is a MUST.
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their
application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at
least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer.
The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to
Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and
Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road,
Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly
indicate the position title in the subject line.
Deadline: 25th September
2017 by 5:00pm
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