Fresher Program Graduate Trainee International NGO Jobs – ActionAid Uganda (AAU)

Job Title:        Program Graduate Trainee

Organisation: ActionAid Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary: UGX 1,000,000 Gross
Monthly; Plus Medical Insurance for one person
Reports to: Cluster LRP Coordinator
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 implement 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 Responsibilities:
Plan, implement, and monitor programme activities prepare and submit
periodic reports that address community priority poverty issues in line with
the LRP plans and 5th Strategy Paper
  • Implement programme activities as laid
    down in the annual plans.
  • Carry out 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 programmes.
  • 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.
  • Produce 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 5th Strategy Paper.
  • Together 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
  • Participate in the implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation of partner capacity development planthrough
    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 5th Strategy
  • 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 5th strategy
  • Ensure proper contract management in
    respect to the signed MoUs and adherence to financial policies and
  • 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
  • Carry out photo updates.
  • Produce periodical sponsorship reports
    (Community Newsletters and Progress reports) to supporterscollection 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
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 planning.
  • Share plans and budgets, reports with
    relevant stakholders
  • Ensure that partners disburse the
    resources they receive from AAU publically.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Program Graduate Trainee must 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
  • Personal Competencies: Planning
    and Budgeting skills; Capacity building skills; Good Communication and
  • Skills; Community mobilization
    and facilitation skills; Team player; Confidence, openness and willingness
    to learn; Self-driven; Ability to work in community setting
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 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:  26th February 2018
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