Job: Programme Officer
Organization: Stromme Foundation (SF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Stromme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian international non-Governmental Organisation. From its Head Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF works through a field structure comprising of Regional and Country Offices in East and West Africa, and Asia to implement projects in the areas of creating Employment and lob opportunities, promoting inclusive Education (IE) and strengthening the capacity of local communities. SF‘s field structure works closely with local partners in implementing projects and programmes.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer will be responsible tor; ensuring effective and timely planning and execution of project work plans; delivering and documenting results; and sharing lessons learned with relevant partners and in relevant advocacy spaces. Additionally, the Programme Officer will coordinate and lead efforts to strengthen SFEA’s national and district level advocacy efforts to meet organisational goals. The Programme Officer will work within SFEA’s programming mandate and goal of reaching the most vulnerable adolescent girls, boys and young women and supporting them with opportunities to realise their full potential. The Programme Officer will use her/his passion for adolescent empowerment, innovation, project management skills, her/his knowledge of advocacy to adequately coordinate projects and our partners including working directly with, and collaborating, with the district authorities, CSOs, youth organisations, schools, among others. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Technical Area Specialist and the Education Manager to develop and implement innovative adolescent empowerment programmes that amplify the voices to young people in policy and decision making in West Nile.
- Develop and share annual, quarterly, and monthly structured work plans, highlighting; key outputs, challenges, and action that SFEA can take advantage of to entrance its advocacy functions and meet the health and well-being needs of young people.
- Support the Communications & Marketing team with writing regular activity reports, profiling SFEA advocacy wins. collection of audio-visual Information, designing content for various programme materials and various other tasks.
- Participate in field activities to collect content including taking pictures/videos and writing stories.
- Liaise with stakeholders on the design, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy strategy including with SFEA partners. young people and other target groups, local government, and others.
- Liaise with the Business Development team to raise funds for the organisation through proposal development and other fundraising options.
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.
- Conduct training for implementing partners on data collection methodologies.
- Conduct data quality checks in the field to ensure accuracy and completion of survey questionnaires.
- Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings, and make relevant recommendations on a regular basis.
- Monitor the sustainability oi the projects results.
- Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the PMEAL Adviser and Officer.
- Participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the program manager/officer in preparing relevant reports.
- Assist partners’ M&E and Protect officers with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
- Plan and manage protect and activities at the regional office(s) and in the field
- Participate in budgeting, work plan development, implementation, and regular reviews to monitor and evaluate progress.
- Ensure regular and effective communication and coordination with SFEA’s regional partners and regularly liaise with the Kampala office and Norwegian Head Office.
- Participate in Community dialogue. advocacy issues organised by partners in West Nile and take part in research and training activities at the regional office and take lead on timely data collection and reporting.
- Come up with new and creative programming approaches and activities to promote organisational goals and ensure that young people are at the centre.
- Promote organisational publicity and visibility by participating in all District sector meetings, OPM meetings, UNHCR meetings and other network meetings.
- Represent the organization at various strategic meetings, conferences, and workshops both at regional and national level.
- in coordination with the programme team. manage the information flow between SFEA and her partners including establishing systems and processes and promoting knowledge management.
- Consult and network with relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure that their key advocacy needs are met, in compliance with agreed standards, policies and priorities.
- Liaise with SFEA partners and stakeholders to collect information and document program results and impact.
Finance and Administration
- Budget development. monitoring budget utilisation and programme expenditure, programme implementation and results, and Budget development.
- Ensuring that all disbursements are undertaken in line with principles of sound financial and technical project cycle management.
- Follow up partner’s budget utilization against output and activities.
- Will lead the field team and represent Stromme Foundation in any official events.
Partner Capacity Building
- With the Technical Area Specialist and Education Manager, carry out capacity needs assessment and develop annual and yearly capacity building plans to improve functionality of partners and ensure they feature in the overall Unit plan. ~ With guidance of the technical Area Specialist, implement the capacity building plan for Animators and supervisors, and assess results to ensure real development of the program.
- Regularly monitor and give partners staff specific to Bonga technical assistance to ensure increased adherence to guidelines and principles, more effectiveness and higher efficiency.
- Conduct basic Bonga Trainings and refreshers for Animators Supervisors and overseeing staff of the program. After the first year of implementation oversee partner staff in training of animators and ensure quality.
- Ensure inter partner learning through documentation of good practices, exchange visits, and sharing of information.
- Participate in knowledge networks that add value to the programme, and involve partners, these may be workshops organized by non-partner organizations, discussion groups, participatory research, and so on.
Synergy And Sustainability
- Guided by the Technical Area Specialist, integrate Community Managed Savings Groups and food security into Bonga interventions and oversee quality implementation, its growth and development.
- Ensure that direct Bonga interventions results relate to other programmes towards a holistic approach; for example, that adolescent mothers start IGAs, can save money to support their children in schools as well as improved household wellbeing. You will be required to demonstrate through stories and quantitative reports.
- Ensure that life skills training includes cross cutting issues of gender, psychosocial support, environment management, inclusion, Peace building, HIV/AIDS, and Children’s rights.
- Ensure that skills translate into lifelong practices for the partners and beneficiaries.
- Contribute to team and organizational activities such as team building exercises, unit meetings, General staff meetings and any other relevant R0 meetings and events.
- Learn and continually participate in the improving of SFEA’s Education programmes, strategy, and guidelines.
- Lend support to the Education Manager and Economic inclusion Specialist, Technical Area-Specialist, Regional Programme Manager, and the Regional Director as needs arise.
- Respond to enquiries from external stakeholders including individuals and other organizations, usually via telephone and email, in a timely manner and in consultation with the programme manager and the team leader. Personal Qualities
- Well organised, highly motivated, innovative, can manage numerous deadlines, positive altitude, can work with multiple strong personalities, responsible, independent, and able to overcome challenges.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, education, and development studies.
- A post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation or experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be added advantage.
- At least three years of working experience in a refugee with national or international NGO implementing through local NGOs.
- Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.
- Considerable experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
- Fluency in English and any other local languages in North Western Uganda
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an application, Curriculum vitae, and Contacts of three referees addressed to;
Tile Regional Director
Plot 1, Kololo Hill Drive, PO Box 27200 Kampala.
Email to: email@example.com with the subject line of which post you are applying.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 5th March 2021
- Address Uganda