Global Platform Manager/Trainer NGO Career Jobs – ActionAid

Global Platform Manager/Trainer NGO Career Jobs – ActionAid

Job Title:        Global Platform Manager/Trainer

Organisation: ActionAid

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Training4Change (Denmark) Director of Programmes AAU

About US:

ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.

About GPs:

The Global Platforms (GPs) are a global network of youth training hubs for empowerment and activism. The key mandate of GPs is to equip youth with the confidence, knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to engage with decision makers. The first GPs started in Tanzania and Denmark in 2009 and as of present has expanded to nine training centers in Kenya, Jordan, Palestine, Myanmar, El Salvador, Ghana, Denmark, Bangladesh and Zambia. The platforms foundation is experiential and participatory learning techniques, which have evolved through inspiration from great educational thinkers like Paulo Freire and John Dewey. The GPs are an extension of Action Aid’s strong experience providing formal and non-formal training using participatory methods.

Job Summary:   The Global Platform Manager/Trainer will provide overall strategic leadership towards the achievement of the Global Platform set targets. Additionally the role will manage the staff team of the Platform and support in facilitating and conducting innovative trainings and capacity development for ActionAid, ActionAid Partners, other INGOs, youth groups and individuals to lead social, political and economic changes as appropriate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Strategy Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of the Global Platform concept in Uganda
  • Lead to formulate and update the Platform’s strategies
  • Design the annual objectives and plan of the Platform
  • Participate in annual plans and budget process
  • Effectively participate in SMT meetings

Networking and Partnership Development

  • Formulate strategic partnerships and networks with (I)NGO and related institutions to promote GP Business modalities, within the agreed AADK Framework
  • Ensure that the GP is proactive to facilitate the required capacity development for AAU partners;
  • Identify potential partners in the country/region with whom longer term programme partnerships can be developed.
  • Maintain relation to confirmed partners such as Restless Development
  • Maintain regular contact with line manager in AADK;

Knowledge Management and Communications

  • Develop key communications materials (online and offline) to promote GP amongst identified and potential partners in Uganda and beyond;
  • Develop change stories, success stories and lessons learnt
  • Provide guidance and support to development of project concept notes, proposals that focus on youth engagement.

Training Delivery

  • Deliver capacity development initiatives, trainings and evaluations based on the GP’s six steps of training
  • Develop, conduct and organize trainings at the Global Platform within the Global Platform framework, e.g. Global Campaign, Global Volunteers and Youth and Governance.
  • Supervise sessions for the various courses at the platform within the areas of e.g. youth and female empowerment, democracy, human rights based approach, and entrepreneurship
  • Support other initiatives at the Platform such as preparation of volunteers and interns from abroad.
  • Develop training manuals, course scripts and detailed evaluations of each course, contributing to the development of Training for Change’s courses and methodologies
  • Facilitate and maintain relationships with relevant partners and places for practice, research and field trips, arranging excursions with partners.

Financial and Resource Management

  • Develop annual and quarterly work plans, budgets for the GP;
  • Financial reporting to AADK as well as AAU
  • Ensure full and judicious utilization of funds to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop and adopt cost effective strategies and systems to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure preparedness and coordination of all audits

Child Protection and feminist leadership Responsibilities

  • Lead in streamlining AAU child protection practices into all communication of the Platform
  • Coach team on child protection and feminist leadership issues
  • Practice child protection regulations, feminist leadership and support staff compliance to the policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the ActionAid Global Platform Manager/Trainer job placement must hold a Master’s Degree with at least 3 years’ working experience with young people.
  • Ability to develop strategies and plans
  • Knowledge of peer to peer learning, participatory training methods and action research
  • Ability to design and deliver training programmes
  • Experience in financial management
  • High degree of tenacity and interest in youth work in Uganda
  • Ability to establish objectives, specific targets and goals
  • Ability to plan and work effectively on several tasks as the same time
  • Ability to develop cooperation among team members and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to develop strong leadership and management skills
  • Integrity
  • Passion for working with young people
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance.
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Peoples management skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Innovativeness
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to abide by a set of rules or a promise that limits access or places restrictions on the release of certain types of information.
  • Negotiation skills Involves being able to discuss and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement
  • Teamwork Ability to work with several associates
  • People management Ability to build a strong team,  motivate teamwork and manage a diverse team effectively towards achievement of set goals
  • Integrity Quality of being honest and accountable
  • Good Communication skills Ability to make very clear, coherent verbal and written presentations in English at meetings and for reporting and proposal development

How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to addressed to: The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.

NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in the subject line.

Deadline:  5th July 2018

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