Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) Programme Coordinator NGO Jobs – Restless Development (45m Salary)

Organization: Restless
Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
UGX 45,120,770
About US:
Restless Development
(Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by
young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and
development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive
lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three
core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic
participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
About GUSO Project:
The Get up Speak Out
(GUSO) Programme is building on the strong results and learnings of the United
For Health Tomorrow (UFHT) and Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) programmes
implemented in Jinja and Iganga between 2012 and 2015. The programme is being
implemented in partnership with the SRHR alliance partners with support from
Dance4life international. It will continue to focus on high-quality, youth-led
and evidence based projects that are at the very heart of Restless
Development’s work with young people. The five year programme is targeting
young people in and out of school with an integrated Sexual Reproductive Health
and Reproductive Rights, Civic Participation and livelihoods, and will be
implemented through a peer educator model in Jinja and Mayuge districts
Job Summary: The
Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) Programme Coordinator will actively engage with the
programme on a day-to-day basis to include hands on support to, and capacity
building of, programme officers, peer educators, researchers and stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Development and reporting 30%
closely with the Programme Manager:
  • Take responsibility for effective programme design, review,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation within Restless Development
    quality standards
  • Identify and develop learning within programmes and facilitate the
    sharing of this learning with partners, across programmes and externally
    as appropriate;
  • Oversee the selection and recruitment of peer educators
  • Plan and deliver adequate training for the peer educators.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact
    of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in
    program reviews and design;
  • Work together with M&E department to track programme progress
    based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the
    programme M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements
    of the project.
  • Partnership development and Management
  • Directly and through management of the Programme officers:
Identify, develop
and manage relevant programme partnerships with government, donor, alliance
members, NGOs and other key stakeholders. 15%
  • Communicate and coordinate with dance4life international program
    manager in the Netherlands (over email and skype)
  • Lead and participate in all programme events to raise the profile of
    the organisation
  • Lead on partnership relations with other alliance members.
  • Represent Restless Development in local and national forums and
  • Identify appropriate stakeholders and partners for programme
    delivery as and when required
  • Ensure MoUs with key partner organisations are in place and
  • Ensure that key staff at the District Government and Sub-County
    Offices have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the
    Restless Development programme;
  • Identify opportunities for joint activities with district government
    staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the relevant District and
    sub county officials;
Financial planning
and management 15%
closely with the Finance Unit:
  • Lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the programme
  • Support development of donor expenditure reports;
  • Support development of annual programme budgets and quarterly
  • Ensure that financial transactions are in line with Restless
    Development policies and procedures.
  • Ensure financial policy and procedure is adhered to during
    expenditure and accountability of funds
  • Ensure that value for money is achieved
People Management
and development 15%
  • Ensure that all staff, peer educators and researchers have clear
    performance objectives and development plans. .
  • Line Manage Programme Officers, ensuring that they are clear on the
    change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Support, mentor and coach the Project Officers as part of their
    professional development and help them to be highly effective in their
  • Implement an effective performance management system in line with
    organisational performance and development guidelines.
  • Ensure that programme officers work together to share learning and
    to exchange skills.
Peer educator
support 20%
  • Design and implement an effective support structure for the peer
  • Provide adequate support to and supervision of peer educators
    through field officers throughout the programme.
  • Promoting and encouraging appropriate behaviour and ensuring
    compliance with safety, security and behavioural policies.
Other 5%: Other duties as required. Occasionally
working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Restless Development Get Up Speak Out
    (GUSO) Programme Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Graduate-level
    Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Three years of experience in programme design and management,
    including proven experience of managing large and complex programmes
    relating to adolescent sexual reproductive health, livelihoods and/or
    civic participation
  • Proven adherence to the 4 main GUSO programme principles and values:
  • Working from a positive rights-based approach towards youth
  • Young people’s structural and meaningful engagement
  • Inclusiveness of vulnerable groups
  • Focus on gender power relations and gender transformative
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships
    with a variety of actors, including with consortia.
  • Good understanding and practical experience of youth development in Uganda
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound
    operational decisions
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas as required
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development
    and dance4life
  • The individual must be results orientated, highly self-motivated and
    have demonstrated analytical skills. The successful candidate will thrive
    in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing organisation
    and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in
the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, 
, and send it to Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs,
resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 9th May 2018
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