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Programme Officer IT NGO Job Opportunities - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Job Title:      Programme Officer IT
Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer IT will lead and coordinate all leadership programming and enabling us to continue to position young people to build a stronger youth movement in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Implementation and Coordination (70%)
  • To adopt a proactive approach and responsibility in providing ICT support, advice and one to one training to staff and beneficiaries.
  • To install, maintain, upgrade and repair a wide range of ICT equipment.
  • Rectify problems relating to the malfunction of ICT equipment including software.
  • Respond to ICT Support requests in a timely fashion to ensure minimum disruption.
  • Assist with computer recycling and arrange for the safe disposal of used toner cartridges.
  • Assist with the administration of the telephone system.
  • Assist with the ICT computer club at lunchtimes in the Learning Resource Centre.
  • Install and upgrade both systems and application software as required adhering to all licensing regulations.
  • Maintain the school’s ICT Online room booking system
  • To maintain an inventory of computer hardware and software (including licences).
  • Perform preventive maintenance duties on items of ICT hardware, including the cleaning of equipment.
  • Report any suspected security breaches to the ICT Systems Manager
  • To monitor and maintain general ICT consumable stock to ensure adequate supplies are available in a timely and cost effective manner ensuring Best Value at all times.
  • To monitor and keep a log of all breakdowns and alterations to the network.
  • To assist with the design and maintenance of the UYONETl’s intranet, web site and digital
Fundraising and partnership 20%:
  • Take active participation in fundraising for UYONET engagements through use of ICT technology
  • Disseminate relevant information to partners, beneficiaries and potential members of UYONET
Other 10%: Other duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a graduate degree in relevant field of study
  • At least five years’ experience in development sector in an African context, including good knowledge of advocacy and policy engagement.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in programme design and management including proven experience of managing large programmes relating to youth development initiatives
  • Knowledge of Policy, leadership development, governance is a must.
  • Strong partnership development and networking skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills with experience in budget development and management
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management
  • Excellent report writing skills particularly donor reporting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent IT, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills..
  • Preferable
  • Previous work experience in Uganda and national languages.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues and trends in youth health sectors
  • Most brand managers must have obtained at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant major and a few years of marketing experience prior to being hired.
  • Strong leadership skills and excellent communication skills are also required to manage and work with a branding team.
  • The individual must be results oriented, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Must be able to lead and inspire a team of strong programme officers
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and be personally committed to UYONET missions and values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.

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