Programme Coordinator – International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme Job Placement – Restless Development

Programme Coordinator – International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme Job Placement – Restless Development

Job Title:       Programme Coordinator – International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme

Organization: Restless Development

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: Programmes Manager (SRHR Goal)

Salary: UGX. 45,120,770 gross per annum

About US:

Restless Development (Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic participation and youth employment and livelihoods.

Job Summary:  The Programme Coordinator – International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme he will coordinate our work with young people in Jinja and Kayunga Districts delivering and inspiring a volunteer-led programme focused on youth sexual reproductive health in, engaging young people that are part of our International Citizen Service (ICS) Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Programme Preparation and delivery (50%) Supported by the Programme Manager and working with the programme officers,

  • Take responsibility for the effective preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the programme.
  • Ensure the International Citizens Service programme reflects Restless Development programme quality standards, and the ICS minimum standards
  • Take a lead role in the selection and recruitment of programme officers, team leaders and volunteers.
  • Lead in sensitisation and risk assessments of target communities including the identification of host homes for all volunteers (UK and Ug Volunteers living together) in line with Restless Development and ICS guidelines.
  • Lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of eight key trainings per cycle of volunteers (Pre-placement, Team Leader Induction, Team Leader Foundation, General Foundation, Mid-Term Review, Debrief, Team Leader Debrief, and Action at Home) ensuring that set quality standards are met.
  • Take responsibility of volunteer and field staff safety and welfare, through training volunteers and staff in Safety and welfare, risk assessment, management and reporting.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met and submitted on time to the Programme Manager
  • Manage staff and volunteer outputs through monthly work pans, field visits and attendance at community events organised by volunteers.
  • Ensure effective communication between Restless Development units through line management meetings and monthly reports.
  • Secure programme support materials and services from partner organisations and local government departments.
  • Strategic guidance and support for team leader and volunteer activity to ensure integration of organisational quality principles.
  • Facilitate innovation with in the team.

Partnership Development Management (15%)

  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders.
  • Develop quarterly programme narrative reports and review quarterly financial reports, as well as leading on annual programme reports and internal programme reports.
  • Lead on partnership events and activities to raise the profile of the programme.
  • Work with research teams to ensure the effective sharing of research findings with key Restless Uganda CLT members.
  • Develop communication materials about the programme in collaboration with the Communications Assistant Coordinator.
  • Support the development of donor expenditure reports.

People Management and Development (15%)

  • Ensure that all staff and volunteers have clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Ensure all volunteers have a copy of both the learning journals and the active citizenship packs
  • Continually support and supervise the outputs of the programme officers through line management and performance reviews
  • Line and performance manage the programme officers.
  • Build capacity of staff as required
  • Provide all ICVs with a ‘Menu of Opportunities’ to support them in completing an Action at Home project during Action at Home Training
  • Monitor completion of Action at Home for ICVs and ensure all ICVs complete an Action at Home survey and report within six months of the end of placement
  • Oversee all programme officers’ and volunteers’ emerging incidents while ensuring effective communication with line manager and UK support team

Financial Planning and Management (15%) Work closely with the Programme Manager and Finance unit to:

  • Track the project budget and develop quarterly financial reports
  • Ensure that financial management is undertaken according to Restless Development policy and procedures
  • Lead on generation of regular updates and reports as required

Other duties as required (5%): Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends, late night in case of volunteer incidents and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Restless Development ICS Programme Coordinator job opportunity must hold a graduate-level Degree in relevant field of study (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Social work, social sciences, development studies, working with young people) or equivalent work experience. Post graduate studies are an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience managing similar programmes
  • Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent organisational skills and a methodological approach to programme management
  • Significant experience designing and delivering youth engagement programmes, with a particular focus on youth sexual reproductive health and livelihoods.
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential and excellent IT skills
  • Experience working in a youthful, multicultural environment including welfare provision
  • Risk mitigation, response and management.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic opportunities for youth, sexual and reproductive health and civic participation

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download here, and send it to Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 9th August 2018 by 5:00pm

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