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Monday, May 15, 2017

Programme Officer Job at National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda ( NUDIPU ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Officer

Jobs at:
National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda ( NUDIPU )

Deadline of this Job:
30th, May. 2017 at 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Organization: National Unionist Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU),
Vacancies: 1
Position: Programme officer
Location: Kampala
Report to: Head at Programmes, Human Rights
The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), is an umbrella organization promoting the rights of Persons with disabilities in Uganda with the vision of having ‘a Dignity for every person with disability’. NUDIPU exist to advocate for the rights of PWDs in a unified voice tor improved livelihoods.
NUDIPU has received funds from USAID to implement a three years protect ‘to support Participation of People with disabilities in local government of Buikwe, Mukono and Kayunga District”.
NUDIPU is seeking to recruit a competent Ugandan to fill the position of programme officer.
Specific tasks and responsibilities:
The successful candidates will among other tasks;
  •  Build the capacity of councilors for persons with disabilities and disability councils in the districts of Kayunga, Mukono 
  • Build the capacity of leaders of Disabled Peoples Organizations in Kayunga, Mukono and Buikwe
  • Organize and conduct exchange learning visits for councilors of persons with disabilities of Kayunga, Mukono, and Buikwe
  • Conduct meetings for DPOs leaders and Councilors tor Persons with disabilities and local CSOs and development partners based in Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe.
  • Conduct meetings between councilors of persons with disabilities and leaders of DPOs with district technical planning committee members of the districts of Kayunga, Mukono and Buikwe
  • Ensure disability inclusion in local governance planning and budgeting processes
Qualifications required:
  • A bachelor‘s degree in Social Sciences or Social Works and Social Administration or Community Adult Education or development studies and or any other related humanities. A relevant master degree in policy and governance issues is desirable.
  •  The Ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with membership organizations, NGOs and has good understanding of local governance and development dynamics.
Skills and Competencies required:
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Demonstrate ability to build teams
  •  Must be computer literate in the following packages; database, power point, Excel and Ms Word
  •  Knowledge and experience of working with local communities and PWDS
  •  Fundraising skills
Job application procedure
interested candidates should submit their cover letters, copies ot academic transcripts and resumes to the “Executive Director", not later than 30th, May. 2017 at 5:00pm; EITHER by post to:
P.0.BOX 8567 Kampala
OR: Physically at; NUDIPU Offices on Plot 530,
Bukoto—Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179
Applicants are advised to clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating the position applied for. Qualified Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: “NUDIPU is an equal opportunity employer"