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National Program Manager(YLP) Job at Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
National Program Manager(YLP)

Jobs at:
Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development

Deadline of this Job:
18th August 2011, 11:00am

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Govemment of Uganda is implementing the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP), under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The main objective of the Programmes is to empower the target youth and women to hamess their socioeconomic potential and increase self- employment opportunities and income levels. The Programmes provide revolving funds to finance small enterprises initiated by the groups of youth and women in various sectors of the economy.
The implementation of the Programmes is mainstreamed into the govemment stmctures at the national and local govemment levels with support from Technical Support Team (TST) based at the National and Regional levels.
The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, invites applications from qualified Ugandans to fill vacant position in the Technical Support Team of the Programmes as follows:
JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Title: National Program Manager(YLP)
Report to: Permanent Secretary
Duty Station: Headquarters-kampla
Terms: One year contract: renewable based on performance
Job Purpose
To provide leadership in the continuous development, management, coordination and control of the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Technical Support Team (TST).
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide day-today supervision and coordination of Proramme implementation
  • Develop and institute programme management systems, procedures, and plans.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual work plans and budgets for the Programme.
  • Provide periodic progress reports to the stakeholders on Programme implementation and performance.
  • Coordinate the periodic review of operations and management policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure proper and timely accountability for all resources under the Programme.
  • Manage the performance of members of Technical Support Team.
  • Promote and market the Programme as a Government of Uganda Programme.
  • Coordinate feedback and responses to the various stakeholders of the Programme.
  • Submit performance and financial reports to the National Technical Working Committee.
  • Review performance reports and compile issues for-action

  • Serve as the Secretary to the National Technical Working Committee (NTWC).
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Applicants must be Ugandans possessing the following:
  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or Business Administration from a recognized University.
  • A Master's Degree in Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Social Sciences, Project Planning, Development Studies or Business Administration from a recognized University.
  • At least five years’ relevant experience.
  •  Good understanding of the Social Development Sector and Strategic Management.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Should be self-motivated with strong organizational and planning skills
  • Computer Literacy is a must.
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should submit their applications to; Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security- Registry) on second Floor Plot-2, Simbamanyo House, George Street P.O Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda. Application deadline is 18th August 2011, 11:00am