Program Officer Skilling and Livelihood NGO Jobs – Faraja Africa Foundation

Job Title:  Program Officer Skilling and Livelihood

Organisation: Faraja Africa Foundation

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About Organisation:

Faraja Africa Foundation is a youth-led Non-profit International Organization founded in 2013 with a team of youth entrepreneurs and leaders enthusiastic about changing Africa, while strategically placing itself in government structures in empowering youth for development. Our mission is to prepare emerging leaders to initiate, develop, and sustain youth community and economic initiatives; while our vision is, to produce an informed economically empowered, and socially engaged youth-led society with 21st-century skills dedicated to building the African continent. Faraja (Swahili word for comfort) Africa Foundation empowers and provides young people with the needed skills to succeed. Currently, our focus is on youth leaders in areas of social entrepreneurship, leadership & civic engagement with the strong use of technology and digital tools. Providing ongoing training and coaching for youth (as future leaders) in both civic engagement and entrepreneurship, in achieving sustainable development, and their needs across Africa.


Job Summary:   We are seeking a full-time Program Officer with a specialization in skilling and livelihood programs. As a Program Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing and implementing our skilling and livelihood projects, specifically focused on providing training and support to youth during the fellowship year. Faraja Africa Foundation seeks to equip 10 million youth by 2030 with the vision, skills, and connections they need to build sustainable businesses and mentor future entrepreneurs. Our mission is to prepare emerging leaders to initiate, develop, and sustain community and youth development initiatives. With a focus on social entrepreneurship, leadership, and digital tools, we provide training, coaching, and support to youth-initiated projects across Africa.

Do you desire to add unmeasurable value to the lives of youths? We are looking for a Program Officer who can use their experiences and abilities to bring incomparable value to the youth of today who will be championing Uganda’s (and Africa’s) future through sustainable development. As a program officer, you will work with small groups of participants or give one-on-one upskilling to energetic youths all around the FAF implementing areas.


In managing partnerships and operations with foreign partner NGOs, you will assist the program team. As a result, take the lead in delivering the R&D components of superior development initiatives. Along with managing youth programs, pursuing funding and proposals, and supervising program growth, you will be a member of the team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall oversight that focuses on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the work in the directorate of Programmes.
  • Lead the conceptualization, development, implementation, and monitoring of the FAF Programmes in line with FAF/ Strategic Plan.
  • Guide the development of a policy and advocacy framework for carrying out effective policy advocacy in FAF for economic empowerment.
  • Develop and guide the implementation of the thematic areas.
  • Ensure budgeting and budget implementation and budgets are implemented in line with Organisational policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Provide quality assurance to Programme design implementation and reporting in line with FAF and donor standards.
  • Maintain oversight of all donor-funded projects in collaboration with the Resource Mobilisation Director in line with the FAF strategy.
  • Supervise, motivate, and appraise staff in the directorate to achieve set performance standards.
  • Contribute to strategic management decision-making through CMT.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in development studies, Social Work and Social Administration. A Post graduate diploma in project management or Monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in project implementation in an NGO preferably.
  • Proven expertise facilitating collaborative work with diverse partners engaged in complex projects; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with these partners and colleagues and build strong professional relationships and networks Skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to convey complex concepts clearly and concisely to help stakeholders act on the information.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate diverse tasks and facilitate relationships among multiple parties.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate across operations, program, and research teams
  • Proficiency in all programs in the Microsoft Office Suite; experience in other computer programs desired
  • Strong knowledge and experience in implementing skilling and livelihood programs, particularly for youth
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector or youth development organizations
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for youth empowerment and community development
  • Proficiency in English


How to Apply:

Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) should strictly be sent by email to as one document clearly addressed to The Hiring team. We will respond to ONLY shortlisted candidates.


Deadline: 24th June 2024 by 5:00pm


Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified WOMEN are especially encouraged to apply. Faraja Africa Foundation is an equal-opportunity Employer.


Disclaimer: Faraja Africa Foundation does not solicit money from its Applicants!


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Date Posted 2024-06-20T18:05
Valid Through 2024-06-24T17:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Faraja Africa Foundation
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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