Location Kampala, Uganda
Project: Livelihood Programme (UKAID Funded)
Trócaire is an Irish development organisation that works through local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of Building Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights and Gender. Trócaire’s programmes in Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with regular travel to Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The programme officer will have a primary responsibility for managing a strong and innovative livelihoods programme. This will include facilitating advocacy, providing technical support to partners, programme monitoring, securing co-financing and training partners. S/he will also play a role in supporting Trócaire’s wider efforts to mainstream gender and HIV in all aspects of its work, champion resource rights
work and sustainable agriculture. S/he will also contribute to the wider organisational processes for fund raising, team building, country strategic reflection processes, etc. S/he will facilitate organisational activities-outreach of the Uganda programme and contribute to overall management of office.
1. Programme Management and Development:
Implement Trócaire’s Sustainable Livelihood programme ensuring complementarity with Trócaire’s strategic plan, the Uganda Country Strategy Plan and organisational policies.
Prepare Programme Proposal Documents, Project summaries and annual programme reviews.
Provide appropriate technical and financial support, advice and direction to partners in all aspects of project cycle management.
Review new and existing proposal applications from partners with a view to recommending them for funding.
Identify projects suitable for co-financing and assist with the preparation of submissions to various donors.
Ensure accurate filing and tracking system are in place for monitoring partner finances, key documents and reports, including keeping the Document Library and Agresso up to date.
Develop the new programmes in line with the country strategy and other organisational policies.
2. Programme Quality:
Develop and implement a Results Based monitoring and evaluation strategy for the programme.
Conduct regular monitoring visits to partners and ensure that reports are written on each visit and shared with the Programme Manager and or Country Director.
Provide leadership in ensuring that Gender and HIV are mainstreamed into the programme
Identify and promote opportunities for scaling up sustainable agriculture
Contribute to organisational learning through systematic documentation, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of information with other staff working in the region and the relevant Programme teams.
Constructively support partners’ management of projects in the various stages of project cycle management, from project appraisal to reporting.
In collaboration with the Programme Accountant and Finance and Admin Manager monitor partners’ financial reports and ensure that regular partner audits take place.
3. Advocacy, Policy and Communications:
Support partners to engage in policy development and advocacy where appropriate and build alliances between partners and international advocacy networks. Especially in relation to resource rights
Maintain strong links with Trócaire’s Communications, Campaigns and Development Education departments to assist in briefing the media and the public on Trócaire’s work in Uganda.
Facilitate state and national level advocacy initiatives and networking with government and CSO stakeholders.
The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to livelihoods/ food security/ rural development
Skills and Experience:
At least ten years experience working in the development sector.
At least 3 years experience of programme management
At least 2 years experience gained in a partnership context with an international organization
Experience of a livelihood security programme and knowledge of food security practices, land rights, DRR and identifying and addressing vulnerability.
Significant experience of working in partnership/ capacity building of local institutions.
Demonstrated experience of managing institutional donor grants, donor proposal development and securing institutional funds.
Proven ability to manage and build capacity of partner organisations.
Knowledge of gender and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming in livelihoods projects and programmes
Good understanding and experience of project/programme management cycle, and participatory appraisal techniques.
Good understanding of financial management systems and budget monitoring and reporting.
Demonstrated knowledge of analysis and writing.
Good written and oral communications in English.
Sympathetic to working with the local church and the Caritas confederation
Ability to work in inter-cultural and inter-religious environments
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Availability to work outside normal hours and travel extensively within the state as necessary
A proven commitment to gender equality
A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision
Deep commitment to social justice.
How to Apply:
All suitable candidates should send a maximum 4 page CV with an application to Trocaire via E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Programme Officer, Sustainable Livelihood” in the subject of your email application.
NB: The length of CV should not exceed 3 pages (A4 size page, 12 size font and 1 inch margin in all 4 sides of the page). Please send a copy of the Microsoft Word version of your CV. The covering letter should not exceed 250 words. In the cover letter, please highlight why you are the best candidate for this position.
Deadline: 25th October, 2013