Program Support Officer – DYNAMIC
Deadline of this Job:
23rd February 2018
Reports to: Assistant Country Director-Programmes and Programme Director
Salary: UGX 11m Gross
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
About GOAL DYNAMIC Programme:
DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15 – 24 living in peri-urban and rural areas within eight districts of northern Uganda over five years. Through an innovative, market facilitation approach, DYNAMIC will promote long-term efficiency in existing agricultural systems. Youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of Ugandan youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical skills, knowledge and market information that directly respond to business opportunities in the agricultural sector. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize appropriate (formal and informal) financial services. DYNAMIC’s design recognizes that youth are a diverse age group requiring tailored interventions to fit their stage in life and transition into the workforce. In particular, DYNAMIC will ensure that participating youth, particularly young women, are engaging in appropriate, safe, and productive economic opportunities.
The Program Support Officer (PSO), DYNAMIC will provide support to the DYNAMIC program both at head office (Kampala) and at field level, and in particular, to act as a direct liaison for the program with all GOAL departments and the SMT at Kampala level as managed by the ACDP and the PD. This liaison function is particularly important for ensuring the full integration of DYNAMIC into GOAL, given DYNAMIC’s consortium structure and location principally in the northern region. The PSO will report to both the ACDP and the DYNAMIC PD, who will work hand-in-hand in the development and supervision of PSO work plans. The PSO will also work closely with the DYNAMIC Deputy Program Director,Program Managers, the Administration and Communication Coordinator (ACC, based in Lira), technical Advisors within DYNAMIC’s Program Management Unit based in Lira and the GOAL Uganda Livelihoods Advisor and Senior PSO based in Kampala. The PSO will be a focal point for liaison across GU departments and with consortium counterparts on tasks that support DYNAMIC program implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Partnership Pipeline Management
- Management of Partner Onboarding Processes
- Tracking Partner and MasterCard reporting
- Administrative and Program Integration Support.
- Representation and Networking
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Program Support Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
- Previous work experience with livelihood programs in Uganda
- Experience of market-based development program
- Broad knowledge and understanding of and experience with related programming and policy related to youth development, participation, gender, and child protection
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not attach certificates, indicate the job title in the subject line.