Programs Manager Non-profit Careers – Reach a Hand Uganda

Job Title:      Programs
Organization: Reach
a Hand Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Reach a Hand Uganda
is a youth centered organisation focusing on youth empowerment programs with
emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change
Communication, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness
and prevention. The Reach A Hand mission is to empower young people in Uganda
aged 12-24 years with complete information, skills and tools to enable them to
live healthy, focused and productive lives.
Job Summary:  The Programs Manager will work in a highly
complex operating environment with important programs and partnership
engagements and/or representations. S/He is the principle adviser and manager
on all RAHU Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Livelihoods and Skills Development
as well as HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention matters. S/He is responsible for
the day-to-day management of all RAHU programs. S/He will supervise the
Programs staff, consultants and technical officers as assigned by the Chief of
Staff. The Programs Manager provides strategic technical and programmatic
leadership for RAHU in the area of expertise to ensure that RAHU remains
abreast of its  technical guidelines and
programme policies. S/He analyses country as well as specific RAHU
office/cluster trends and contributes to strategic action in response to these,
contributing to the monitoring of RAHU substantive areas being firmly placed
within national development frameworks and programmes, including the
achievement of international goals for example UN’s Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) and African Union’s Agenda 2063.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the development of RAHU models and theories of change that
    will detail the strategic approach proposed to achieve the different
    programs objectives and their impacts.
  • Lead multi-phased implementation of RAHU programs and of tactics to
    reach our target audience.
  • Ensure effective new and emerging vehicles for youth programming and
    dissemination of information that will increase engagement of adolescents
    and youth in their SRH Wellbeing as well as mobilize their voices in
    advocacy efforts.
  • Work closely with the Communications and Advocacy department to
    ensure documentation of the most successful elements of the youth
    mobilization work in support of amplification of the programs among key
    audiences, including donors and allies.
  • Seek engagement strategy that influences attitudes on youth access
    to sexual and reproductive health and identify opportunities to shift
    policy debates on these issues.
  • Identify creative opportunities for our target audience to develop
    content/ ideas themselves for the programs in order to elicit youth
    engagement and representation.
  • A demonstrated commitment and understanding of the principles of
    youth engagement and participation and how this translates at an
    organisational level.
  • A capacity to work independently, work to appropriate timelines and
    demonstrate problem solving abilities.
  • Capacity to work with a range of external partner organisations also
    engaged in youth participation activities.
  • An understanding of the present policy context in relation to youth
  • Exceptional skills in communicating and working with young people in
    a health or related setting.
  • Work with the RAHU team including partners and board members to
    plan, develop and align youth engagement program strategies and
    interventions across programs with the divisional strategic priorities.
  • Work closely with the Finance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,
    and the Communications and Advocacy departments to promote the spirit of
    teamwork and uniform achievement of the organization’s goals and big

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an Advanced degree in Public
    Health from a recognized university or other field directly related.
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible professional
    experience in the substantive areas.
  • Proven experience in youth empowerment programming.
  • Up-to-date on state-of-the art knowledge/trends.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and
    programme management experience.
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to
    produce demonstrable results.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Field experience is strongly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development
  • Understanding of Human Rights dimensions of RH/FP and gender.
  • Basic understanding of health economics/health financing.
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development
  • Familiarity and knowledge of health/reproductive health programming
    with humanitarian and resilience angles
How to Apply:
All candidates
should upload their applications with updated CVs either in PDF or Microsoft
Word format with your contact information, academic certificates, nationality
and 3 work related references at the link below.
Deadline: 8th January 2019.
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