Forum for Women in Democracy Program officer - Jobs in Uganda

Forum for Women in Democracy Program officer - Jobs in Uganda

Job purpose:

The Program Officer will implement and support FOWODE’s policy work on Gender and Economic

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning and management of projects.

  • Ensure effective implementation of program activities according to set targets and timelines.

  • Prepare periodic specific work plans, reports and budgets to guide project implementation.

  • Develop the organisation fame work for policy formulation, analysis and strategy.

  • Contribute to the organisational framework for policy formulation, analysis and strategy.

  • Support the implementation of policy analysis /decisions of the GEJ program and develop conceptual and methodological frameworks and detailed implementation plans for policy decisions emanating from the organisation to external /internal parties.

  • Guide stakeholders in critical policy analysis and constructive contribution to policy formulation.

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of programme activities.

  • Contribute to the development of indicators for assessing progress of projects and the programme.

  • Develop program, progress, donor and other reports.

  • Develop and disseminate a collection of good practices of our work.

  • Generate ideas and fundraise for the organisation including development of concept notes and proposals.

  • Co-ordinate research and analysis of existing and emerging program and policy areas at both national and local government level related to gender equality and economic justice.

  • Coordinate policy engagement activities with government stakeholders at the national and local levels.

  • Play a role in advocacy on issues arising from research and policy analysis and on the broad organisational areas of governance and economic policy.

  • Take part in the development of partnerships and alliances relevant to the program in particular and the organisation in general.

  • Organize and coordinate planning meetings with partners and beneficiaries.

  • Represent FOWODE at different forums ensuring the partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders have clear understanding of FOWDE’s vision, mission, goals and strategy.

  • Based on research findings and sound analysis, contribute to regional/national policy discourse.

  • Work with the Communication unit to develop work related stories for the print and electronic media.

  • Develop
    and disseminate a collection of good practices of our work.

  • Supervise and support Field Officers (FOs) to effectively carry out their duties.

  • Monitor the performance of FOs and conduct their performance appraisals for FOs.

    Experience, Skills & Competencies

  • At least 3 years’ working experience in a non-governmental organization preferably in policy advocacy work.

  • Keen understanding of the country’s macro and micro economic dynamics; analytical and conceptual skills and ability to translate these into program development.

  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of economic governance and development issues.

  • Track record of effective research in the field of policies and laws.

  • Substantial experience in policy formulation, advocacy and advise in the areas of gender budgeting.

  • Experience of influencing state actors on policy issues.

  • Ability to complete succinct policy briefs as well as lengthy reports.

  • Excellent public speaking skills.

  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and power point.

    Educational requirements

  • A Bachelors’ degree and/or Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics with a background in gender, development and /or public policy, from a recognized University.

  • Masters’ degree in related field in an added advantage.

    To Apply

    All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to:

    Applications should be sent not later than Tuesday, 27th September 2022 at 5.00pm. Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.

    For more information and job application details, see; Forum for Women in Democracy Program officer - Jobs in Uganda

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