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Programmes Director

National Association Of Women’S Organizations In Uganda (NAWOU)

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted February 23, 2021.

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Job Title Programmes Director ]
Organisation National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda
Duty Station Kampala, Uganda
Reports to Executive Director
About US
The National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda NAWOU is an
umbrella organisation of women founded and women led organisations that
registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation NGO in 1993. Its membership
category is District Networks, which are clusters of women’s Community Based
Organisations CBOs, Faith Based Organisations FBOs and NGOs, national
NGOs, nationally registered FBOs and women’s professional bodies.
Job Summary The Programmes Director will provide leadership and
management to NAWOU and its members in the development of programme and
project designs and plans, capacity building; and facilitate the
implementation of interventions in a manner that empower members, partners,
communities, and local institutions. The Programme Director deputises the
Executive Director in programme related activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate strategic planning, program development, review and evaluation
processes in line with the NAWOU strategic Plan
Provides technical guidance in the development of strategic plans and
Reviews and ensures alignment of program priorities, strategies and plans
to the broader NAWOU strategies and plans
Provides and coordinate national level input and participation in the
national program processes, strategies and plans
Coordinates program and project reviews and evaluation
Guides and coordinates the development of organizational annual plans and
Guides and coordinates the review of annual plans, development of half-year
plans and budgets
Participates and takes lead in the development and planning of alternative
development models
Guide program operational planning, implementation and monitoring
processes in line with the NAWOU strategic plans
Coordinate and ensure the development of quarterly, half-year and annual
program work plans and budgets by all Programme units
Provide technical guidance in program planning and implementation
Conduct field level visits to program areas to provide support supervision
and guide program implementation
Approve program concepts and plans
Guide and coordinate organizational annual planning processes
Ensure alignment of annual plans and budgets to the NAWOU strategic plan
and international strategies and priorities
Share and disseminate program plans and budgets within the organization
Guide the implementation of annual plans in line with the NAWOU strategic
Reviews consolidate and shares program reports within and outside the
organization for shared learning
Enforce adherence to program-specific procedures for requisition and
reporting expenditures in accordance with the NAWOU Finance Policy, Financial
Management Frameworks and International Financial Reporting System
Approve program concepts and financial requests
Review program expenditures from the respective Program Officers, to ensure
conformity to the NAWOU Finance Policy and donor/ partner obligations
Monitor and account for program and project spend and variance reports
Review and approve/recommend for approval implementing programmatic plans
and financial requests
Provide quality assurance to program-related communication to both
internal and external stakeholders of NAWOU
Receive and reviews all project and program reports
Submit and forward all project reports to donors and other stakeholders
Develop guidelines for reporting and documentation of alternative models
Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the Directorate and build the
capacity of program and non-program staff in line with the organizational
strategy and policies
Set performance targets and appraise the program team in line with the
NAWOU Human Resource HR Manual and other organizational policies and
Monitor performance and achievement of set targets for the program team
Motivate and provide feedback to the program team in line with the HR
Manual and other organizational policies and procedures
Conduct training needs analysis, and recommend relevant training for staff
being line managed
Set up an enabling environment for staff performance, recognition and
Participate in the review of staff job descriptions, and performance
Coordinate and account for resource mobilization in the directorate in
line with the NAWOU fundraising strategy
Participate and contribute to the identification of program funding gaps,
priorities and opportunities
Contribute to the development of funding concepts and proposals
Consolidate, review and submit funding concepts and proposals to potential
Review project and donor reports before submission to the ED
Follow up funding proposals with donor agencies and partners
Monitor and account for the implementation of and reporting on program
implementation initiatives
Provide leadership in Networking and building strategic alliances in line
with organizational strategies and policies
Participate in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances
Represent NAWOU and participate in network and alliance meetings, events
and fora at national, regional and international levels
Ensure effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders
including partners
Plan and coordinate periodic national and regional network’s forums
Coordinate follow up actions arising from the partner’s forums
Initiate and nurture networks and alliances with academia, and research
Contribute to strategic decision making through Senior Management Meetings
and support to the board on request
Attend and participate in NAWOU Senior management and, on request, NAWOU
board meetings
Provide feedback on Management decisions to staff line managed
Implement and follow up the implementation of Senior Management Key actions
within the Program Unit
Provide periodic program reports and issues to Management meetings
Provide leadership in partner identification, appraisal and capacity
building processes
Guide program staff in partner identification, capacity assessments and
capacity building
Conduct program support and monitoring visits to network members
Develop and lead the implementation and monitoring of the NAWOU partnership
policy, strategy and plans, and membership charter
Identify program-related knowledge needs for NAWOU and its partners,
coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the
NAWOU knowledge management KM Strategy
Define key program information requirements of stakeholders and develop
mechanisms for the periodic provision of this information
Represent the organization / Directorate in various program-related
knowledge sharing and learning forums, document and share feedback with the
Champion and track the use of program-related knowledge in NAWOU and
amongst its partners
Track trends in contemporary rights programming and program management
practices, document and provide advice/ recommendations on key developments to
NAWOU Management
Key Results:
Approved work plans and budgets
Quarterly work plans
Approved concepts
Effective implementation of the strategic plan
Quality program reports
Approved and update strategic plans
Programme activities aligned with the strategic plan priorities
Annual review of the strategic plan
Compliance with established policies
Timely execution of program activities
Effective program execution
Quality reports produced timely
Quality reports submitted to donors timely
Up-to-date staff job descriptions
Learning and development needs of staff identified
Staff adequately developed and trained
Staff performance objectives
Performance appraisals for all staff conducted timely
Quality reports produced timely
Funding concepts turned into proposals
Successful proposals submitted to funders
NAWOU activities adequately funded
Up-to-date database of networks and partnerships
Effective representation of NAWOU
Actions from partner meetings effectively implemented
Timely programme reporting to the Executive Director
Action plans implemented effectively
Up-to-date database of network members
Monitoring reports
Capacity development plans for members
List of members trained and supported
Effective representation of NAWOU
Documented program management practices
Trends on contemporary rights programming
Best practices shared with other stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development
Studies or management
Master’s degree in Development Studies or management from a recognized
Project planning and management
Human Rights-Based Approach
Gender analysis and mainstreaming
Participatory approaches and methodologies
Governance, Civic empowerment and accountability
Monitoring and evaluation
Essential Experience A minimum of 5 years working experience, with at least
3 at management level in program management in an NGO with a bias towards the
poverty and women rights
Strategic planning and management
Poverty and women rights analysis
Human Rights-Based Approach to Development
Staff and partner capacity development
Communication and public relations
Resource Mobilization and Monitoring
Networking and collaboration
Program reviews, monitoring and evaluation
People management skills
Budgeting and Finance Management skills
Program management skills
Performance management
Funding proposal development
Planning and Budgeting
Activism skills
Maturity and a high level of integrity
Networking and stakeholder management skills
Public Policy formulation and analysis
PLEASE NOTE Programme Director section, is for only women applicants
How to Apply
All candidates should submit online applications, CVs, copies of academic
documents and details of at least two 2 referees Attached together in PDF at
the link below.
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Deadline: 26 th February 2021

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