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Program Officer (UWEP) Job at Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Officer (UWEP)

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: Program Officer (UWEP)
Report to: Manager Projects
Duty Station: Regional Field Office
Terms: Two year contract: renewable based on performance
Job Purpose:
To provide technical, managerial and administrative support to the Local Governments and link the Local Governments operations to the National Programme Management.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support the preparation of Local Government work plans and budgets.
  • Provide implementation support to the programme activities at the local governments level.
  • Review project funding requests submitted by the Local Governments.
  • Coordinate the participation of key Stakeholders in Programme activities.
  • Monitor the performance of projects financed and ensure timely production of performance reports.
  • Make follow-up on corrective recommendations made, in order to ensure timely implementation.
  •  Liaise with relevant sector specialists to provide support to the local governments in the preparation and implementation various youth projects.
  • Report any potential violation of Programme guidelines to the National Programme Manager.
  • Facilitate and coordinate preparation and submission of progress reports by the Local Governments.
  • Participate in capacity building for the local government stakeholders.
  •  Any other duties assigned from time to time.
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
Applicants must be Ugandans possessing the following:
  • Development Studies, Business Administration or a related field from a recognized University.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience in administration and management.
  • Should be familiar with local governments operations and systems.
  • Should be familiar with preparation and appraisal of small and micro-enterprises/projects.
  • Should be self-motivated with strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Should have good interpersonal and communication 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