Programme Coordinator – International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme Job Placement – Restless Development

Organization: Restless
Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Programmes
Manager (SRHR Goal)
Salary: UGX.
45,120,770 gross per annum
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.
Job Summary:  The Programme Coordinator – International
Citizen Service (ICS) Programme he will coordinate our work with young people
in Jinja and Kayunga Districts delivering and inspiring a volunteer-led
programme focused on youth sexual reproductive health in, engaging young people
that are part of our International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Preparation and delivery (50%)
by the Programme Manager and working with the programme officers,
  • Take responsibility for the effective
    preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the programme.
  • Ensure the International Citizens
    Service programme reflects Restless Development programme quality
    standards, and the ICS minimum standards
  • Take a lead role in the selection and
    recruitment of programme officers, team leaders and volunteers.
  • Lead in sensitisation and risk
    assessments of target communities including the identification of host
    homes for all volunteers (UK and Ug Volunteers living together) in line
    with Restless Development and ICS guidelines.
  • Lead the planning, delivery and
    evaluation of eight key trainings per cycle of volunteers (Pre-placement,
    Team Leader Induction, Team Leader Foundation, General Foundation,
    Mid-Term Review, Debrief, Team Leader Debrief, and Action at Home)
    ensuring that set quality standards are met.
  • Take responsibility of volunteer and
    field staff safety and welfare, through training volunteers and staff in
    Safety and welfare, risk assessment, management and reporting.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are
    met and submitted on time to the Programme Manager
  • Manage staff and volunteer outputs
    through monthly work pans, field visits and attendance at community events
    organised by volunteers.
  • Ensure effective communication between
    Restless Development units through line management meetings and monthly
  • Secure programme support materials and
    services from partner organisations and local government departments.
  • Strategic guidance and support for team leader
    and volunteer activity to ensure integration of organisational quality
  • Facilitate innovation with in the team.
Development Management (15%)
  • Build and maintain effective
    partnerships with all key stakeholders.
  • Develop quarterly programme narrative
    reports and review quarterly financial reports, as well as leading on
    annual programme reports and internal programme reports.
  • Lead on partnership events and
    activities to raise the profile of the programme.
  • Work with research teams to ensure the
    effective sharing of research findings with key Restless Uganda CLT
  • Develop communication materials about
    the programme in collaboration with the Communications Assistant
  • Support the development of donor expenditure reports.
People Management
and Development (15%)
  • Ensure that all staff and volunteers
    have clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Ensure all volunteers have a copy of
    both the learning journals and the active citizenship packs
  • Continually support and supervise the
    outputs of the programme officers through line management and performance
  • Line and performance manage the
    programme officers.
  • Build capacity of staff as required
  • Provide all ICVs with a ‘Menu of
    Opportunities’ to support them in completing an Action at Home project
    during Action at Home Training
  • Monitor completion of Action at Home for
    ICVs and ensure all ICVs complete an Action at Home survey and report
    within six months of the end of placement
  • Oversee all programme officers’ and volunteers’
    emerging incidents while ensuring effective communication with line
    manager and UK support team
Financial Planning
and Management (15%)
closely with the Programme Manager and Finance unit to:
  • Track the project budget and develop
    quarterly financial reports
  • Ensure that financial management is
    undertaken according to Restless Development policy and procedures
  • Lead on generation of regular updates
    and reports as required
Other duties as
required (5%):
Other duties as
required. Occasionally working on weekends, late night in case of volunteer
incidents and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Restless Development ICS Programme Coordinator
    job opportunity must hold a graduate-level Degree in relevant field of
    study (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Social work, social
    sciences, development studies, working with young people) or equivalent
    work experience. Post graduate studies are an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience managing similar programmes
  • Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent organisational skills and a methodological approach to
    programme management
  • Significant experience designing and delivering youth engagement
    programmes, with a particular focus on youth sexual reproductive health
    and livelihoods.
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential and excellent IT
  • Experience working in a youthful, multicultural environment
    including welfare provision
  • Risk mitigation, response and management.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues
    particularly those related to economic opportunities for youth, sexual and
    reproductive health and civic participation
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in
the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 9th August 2018 by 5:00pm
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