Uganda: Technical Expert/Programme Manager Lobby and Advocacy

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Who we are

Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.

What we do

Terre des Hommes focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes develops and implements programmes, through local partners in 14 countries in Asia and East Africa through local partners.

Our approach

Terre des Hommes addresses the above mentioned issues through four types of interventions: prevention of worst forms of child-exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children; and provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims.

This position within the organisation

This position was identified in the context of a large grant by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands for a five year during programme: the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA). The purpose of this programme is to influence governments, the private sector, the general public and Civil Society Organisations, to bring about equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. The GAA is implemented in alliance with Plan Netherlands (lead partner) and DCI/Ecpat. Terre des Hommes is responsible for the coordination of the alliance teams in the Philippines, Uganda and Kenya.

The Technical Expert Lobby & Advocacy of TdH will report functionally to the Programme Manager – Strategic Partnerships in the Programme Implementation Unit in The Hague (the Netherlands), and for daily coordination of his/her work to the Regional Representative in Nairobi. He/she will work closely with the Programme, Finance and Administration Officer in Uganda, the Country Manager of Kenya and Ethiopia, the Regional PME Advisor and the Thematic Expert for the region, most of which are based in Kenya.

The TE/L&A – Africa will also work directly with four Alliance Programme Teams in Africa and will coordinate the Alliance Programme Team of Uganda.

Objectives of the position:

The goal of this position is to ensure timely and qualitative implementation of the GAA-programme of TdH in East Africa.

Specific objectives:

  1. Provide guidance (and where necessary support) to Terre des Hommes staff and implementing partners for the delivery of Terre des Hommes’ GAA programme in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and the East African region.

  2. Build the lobby & advocacy capacity and where necessary other areas of expertise such as advocacy on gender issues and advocacy with the private sector of TdH programme staff and implementing partners, in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya for the timely and effective implementation of the GAA programme.

  3. Provide up to date information about the implementation of the GAA programmes across the region and inform staff about developments of the overall GAA programme

  4. Manage the TdH GAA programme in Uganda.

  5. Coordinate and represent the Alliance Programme Team of Uganda.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

re 1. Programme Support

  • On behalf of TdH, contribute to the development of the advocacy policy and advocacy messages of the Alliance in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and the East African region.

  • Inform and advise (and if necessary assist) the TdH Country Managers of Kenya and Ethiopia about the implementation of the GAA programme in their countries in line with GAA policy and briefings.

  • Ensure consistency and links between the GAA programme at international, Africa regional and country-level.

  • Ensure consistency of TdH-programmes with other alliance members.

re 2. Capacity Development

  • Build the L&A capacity of TdH staff (CMs, Thematic Expert, PME Advisor) and the implementing partners in line with the GAA Capacity Development Strategy.

  • Build the capacity of TdH staff and partners on economic empowerment strategies and working with the private sector, and provide advice regarding these issues, where necessary.

  • Mainstream a gender-equality approach into all TdH-GAA L&A aspects in Africa (from design to evaluation);

  • Provide TdH with current information regarding policies and debates about Child-Rights, gender equality and private sector engagement.

re. 3 Coordination and monitoring

  • Inform the PM-SP in the Netherlands about TdH’s contribution to the GAA outcomes at the national and regional programme levels.

  • Review the quarterly monitoring reports of TdH in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

  • Inform the GAA Programme Committee in The Netherlands about the progress, challenges and risks regarding the implementation of the programme in East Africa.

  • Link GAA with other relevant L&A initiatives.

re. 4 Programme Management GAA Uganda and Coordination of the Alliance Programme Team

  • Manage the GAA programme of TdH in Uganda.

  • Represent TdH and the GAA Alliance in the country (e.g. vis- a vis the Dutch embassy)

  • Coordinate the Alliance Programme Team of Uganda.

  • Manage the communication and logistics of the Alliance Programme Team of Uganda.

re. 5 Management of the Regional Africa programme

  • Manage the regional GAA programme; participate in the Alliance Team for this programme on behalf of TdH.

Representation of TdH NL in the EAC processes or AU, if needed.

  • Carry out Lobby and Advocacy activities on behalf of TdH at the East-African regional level, if needed.

  • Provide input about the TdH regional programme to the lead of the Regional Alliance Team and participate in all relevant meetings of the Regional Alliance Team, under the leadership of Plan.

Expected Key Results

  1. GAA programme of TdH in Eastern Africa is implemented as planned; planning is adjusted yearly to accommodate new insights.

  2. Programme staff of implementing partners of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Eastern Africa has adequate Lobby & Advocacy capacity to implement the GAA-programme.

  3. Lobby & Advocacy interventions and a gender-equality approach are embedded in all thematic policies of TdH in Eastern Africa.

  4. TdH in Eastern Africa has gained relevant experience in working with the private sector to combat child exploitation.

  5. The GAA programme of Uganda is managed, well coordinated with Plan and delivers as agreed.


  • Knowledge about Child Rights/Human Rights Issues and Gender-Equality in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and/or the (East-)African regional level.

  • Good understanding of the UN Compact project and other ongoing CSO initiatives directed towards the private sector.

  • Preferably knowledge about Economic Empowerment strategies for girls and young women in Eastern-Africa.

  • Knowledge about Gender & Development approaches.

  • Knowledge about the AU and other Regional Economic Commissions and departments that are concerned with Child Rights.


  • Programme Management, pref. of Advocacy Programmes

  • Excellent communication skills, .i.e. structured thinking and presentation

  • Team-building, networking and alliance building skills

  • Excellent written and verbal command of English language

  • Analytical skills, preferably with focus on policy-analysis and stakeholder-analysis


  • Considerable experience of at least three years in Lobby & Advocacy on Child Exploitation in Uganda and pref. also Kenya, Ethiopia and/or at the (Eastern-)African regional level, preferably with an (I)NGO;

  • Minimum of five years of programme management in an (I)NGO;

  • Networking with other Human Rights organisations, relevant government departments;

  • Experience in embedding a gender-equality approach;

  • Experience in working with the private sector.


  • Results-oriented

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Quality – oriented

  • Cooperation minded

  • Able to plan and organize

  • Independent worker

  • Initiative

Our offer

We offer a challenging and responsible position in a result driven, professional organisation staffed by individuals dedicated and determined to prevent and fight child exploitation. We offer a competitive salary in accordance with the labour market, together with a comprehensive package of secondary benefits, including health insurance, child education allowance, travel allowance, etc.

How to apply:

How to apply

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to the Regional Finance and Admin Manager at:, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Wednesday, 31st January 2017 . For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

Only Ugandan nationals or those with permanent residence and permit to work in Uganda should apply.

Note that due to the expected large response only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The selection procedure will also include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.

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Uganda: Health Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

Position: Health Coordinator
Reports to: Deputy Director of Programmes
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Scope of work
This is a senior management position responsible for overseeing all aspects of IRC’s health programs in Uganda. As the focal point for the health program in Uganda the Health Coordinator (HC) will ensure the implementation of quality health care programing in all project sites in Uganda. The Health Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC strategic objectives and the country program strategy action plan (SAP) for the health sector. The Health Coordinator supervises the Deputy Health Coordinator and field based Health Managers, and reports to the Country Director. Technical support will be received from the New York and London based Technical Advisors. The position is based in Kampala with regular trips to IRC’s programs throughout Uganda at least 40% of the time.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with other health program colleagues and the Country Director, oversee the implementation of health projects implemented by IRC Uganda including the maternal and child health projects in Acholi and Karamoja regions, the refugee health program as well as any other health projects.
  • Provide technical supervision of and guidance to all IRC health projects. Extend technical support and supervision to the IRC’s implementing partners as needed.
  • Ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Ministry of Health and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.
  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of all health projects are met with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) follow up, including any required operational research, with technical support from the Health Information Management research teams in New York as needed.
  • Set up a system for documenting IRC health program outcomes and outputs in collaboration with the grants unit and the Country Director.
  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Uganda.
  • Provide technical support to the health program for program design, proposal development and reporting, ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning, working in conjunction with the Grants Unit, and the Country Director.


  • Provide supportive supervision to the Deputy Health Coordinator, Health Managers, and other health program staff to develop work plans for implementation of approved grants. Support the field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and community.
  • Participate in grant opening, midterm review and grant closing meetings for all health grants and ensure that the same process is implemented in the field
  • In collaboration with program and grants staff, set up a budget tracking system and review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for health programs on a monthly basis with staff.
  • Participate in the development of staff development plans for project staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and contribute to the training of health staffs (mentoring, on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings).
  • Review performance of health staff in the field and provide supportive approaches to address issues identified.
  • Develop/organize training opportunities to build the capacity of the health staff and local partners in order to transfer skills. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Oversee the implementation of health sector priorities, ensuring that program growth is in line with country SAP.
  • Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.

Representation and Advocacy

  • In coordination with the Country Director, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Uganda including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as required.
  • Assist in organizing donor site visits by supporting field staff in the smooth design and implementation of agendas and visit activities.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Advanced Master’s degree in relevant field required, Masters in Public Health preferred. Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing, management/coordinating health programs in a wide range of contexts such as developing/ under developed countries, refugee settings, natural disaster etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in design and use of project design tools, project/grant management tools, data collection and monitoring and evaluation systems. Capacity to adapt health programming and organizational structure in a continuously changing context

  • Experience in situation analysis, health assessments and program implementation. Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership.

  • Previous experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting.

  • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, EU, US donors, internationals and national NGOs and government agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring and team building. Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A dynamic and flexible individual with ability to multi task and who can work under pressure and acts as a team player;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel, power-point presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security policy.

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for as the subject to theHuman Resource and Administration department, International Rescue Committee at :


log onto: l

Deadline: Friday January 20, 2017 COB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal opportunity Employer.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. n>

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Uganda: Chief of Party, Uganda – until August 2017

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 29 Jan 2017

About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to**: children by choice, not chance.**

The Role:

The Chief of Party (CoP) will lead the USAID-funded Long Term Family Planning (LTFP) Bridge activity project. The LTFP project is implemented to provide measurable improvement in access to affordable voluntary family planning at health facility and community levels. By addressing gaps in service provision and helping to meet the current demand for contraception, LTFP affords access to high-quality FP services to those most in need, especially vulnerable women and men in rural and disadvantaged communities, young people and those living in poverty with financial and social barriers to accessing services.

While the key responsibilities outlined below relate to all programmatic activities the post will have significant additional responsibilities for the successful delivery of the LTFP project, as outlined in the below section.

This is a currently vacant position and is a high priority requirement – please do apply as soon as possible. The assignment will last up until the end of August 2017.

About you:

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • USAID Chief of Party experience
  • Demonstrable experience in managing U.S. Government and other donor funded programming (health and family planning programming a distinct advantage
  • Proven knowledge and experience applying U.S. Government assistance rules and regulations, including family planning compliance
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with U.S. Government and development partners
  • Extensive international work experience with demonstrable success working in a senior management role (preferably developing countries) and will have had experience of growing the business
  • Proven general management experience in operationally demanding and challenging environments (to include recruitment, training and supervision of teams)
  • Proven experience of change management, including identifying required change, leading the change programme and ensuring change is embedded and sustained
  • Experience designing and delivering strategic and annual business plans
  • Financial management experience, including internal controls and accountability, ideally managing an enterprise or organisation that keeps an annual balance sheet and whose financial performance is tracked though profit and loss accounts
  • Strong experience managing organisations with clearly defined output indicators and demonstrated capability to improve their bottom line
  • Demonstrable experience of generating, tracking and analysing management information and client data to inform management decision-making
  • Previous experience identifying and sharing best practice and encouraging innovation within dispersed teams
  • Proven experience of building lasting relationships with key external stakeholders, e.g. government or donor stakeholders in order to deliver tangible results

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition you will have the right to work in the UK and be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: Uganda

Closing date: 29th January 2017 (midnight GMT). Please note that this is an URGENT requirement so we will interview on a rolling basis. Please ensure to apply as soon as possible if you’re interested.

Salary: £ competitive p/a.

All nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please click this link to apply :—until-august-2017-299478.html

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