YWCA—YMCA Global Program Manager Jobs in Uganda

YWCA—YMCA Global Program Manager Jobs in Uganda

Job Details

  • YWCA—YMCA Global (YGlobal) is an organization for development and solidarity.

  • We are owned by the Norwegian YWCA-YMCA and the YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway, and work in partnership with our sister organizations in the World Alliance of YMCAs and World YWCA.

  • Our vision, together building global justice and peace emphasizes our belief that ii we work together we can create a better world for everyone.

  • The main target group for YGlobal's work in Uganda are children, youth and young adults aged 18-35 years.

  • We consider young people core to global development and our work strengthens the voice of young people, both men and women, so that they can influence unjust policies and contribute to democmtisation of power structures.

  • YGlobal works on four main thematic areas: Just Peace, Gender Equality, Reduced inequalities, and Climate Action.

  • The topics are chosen because they are important to our target group, have a distinct rights-based focus, and are inionned by the thematic priorities of the World YWCA and the World Alliance of YMCAS.

  • YGlobal has since September 2016 implemented a UNSCR 1325 project in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement.

  • Stromme Foundation (SF) is an important premier in implementation of the project,

    Reporting to Program Advisor in Osio Office

    Duty Station Kiryandogo with regular travel to Kampala

    Position Scope

  • The Program Manager is responsible for supporting and supervising the project team in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, to ensure that YGlobal Uganda Program reaches the set goal and outcomes.

  • He/she will have responsibility to coordinate and lead country processes to expand the program’s budget and geographical coverage.

  • In this position, successful candidate is also expected to follow up administrative issues with relevant ministries/stakeholders to ensure that YGlobal as an organization, staff and assets are always complying with relevant local laws.

  • Furthermore, the Program Manager has the responsibility and mandate to execute specific proiect related duties and the authority to make the necessary decisions to carry out the tasks given this position.

    Key Roles

  • Ensure that the overall program activities are consistent with YGlobal‘s mission, thematic areas and approaches.

  • Ensuring that YGlobal’s holistic approach towards development draws synergies from all project components in a way that forms a value chain that transforms project participants towards a better living situation.

  • In close cooperation with project officers and volunteers, increase the quality in all aspects of the project such as the actual program, the financial reporting, narrative reports, etc.

  • Ensure quality and submit periodic reports to OPM, UNHGR, YGlobal and
    the funding partners.

  • Strengthen the capacities of the project officers and volunteers and ensure that they continuously develop their competence and capacity.

  • Promote teamwork and strengthen delivery as one across the proiect components.

  • Develop funding proposals to different funding agencies.

  • Networking with like-minded NGOs, and firms.

  • Create platforms for exchange and encourage partner organizations both locally and regionally to network more actively

  • Budget monitoring and management.


  • A relevant higher education within Humanities, Social Sciences or Development Studies.

  • At least 5 years of working experience in a similar position.

  • Experience of working with Refugees is an added advantage

  • Experience of working with Gender issues is an added advantage

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

    Personal Specifications

  • A creative individual who possesses energy, self-confidence, and flexibility; thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment

  • Demonstrated appreciation of psychosocial support and Livelihoods development of the poor

  • Should he adaptable, be a good team player and of high integrity

  • Possess and aware of own leadership qualities and able to mentor/inspire other people.

  • Good coordination and facilitation skills

  • Should be willing and able to travel as required

    Person Specifications

  • Sound knowledge of social, economic and political situation of South Sudan.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to deliver results on time

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Excellent negotiation and relationship management

  • Analytical and anticipating

  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and budgets

  • Communicate clearly and effectively

  • Demonstrate flexibility and understanding

  • A sense of fairness, transparency and rigor integrity and integrity

  • Proactive and able to take initiative

  • Qualified South Sudan and hdigaies are encouraged to apply.

    Job Education Requirements

  • Higher education

    Job Experience Requirements

  • 5 years

    How to Apply

  • If you believe you fit the above profile, please e-mail your application to:

  • icteastafrica@stromme.org with a copy to richard@yglobal.no .

  • Subject line should be in format of either Application-Finance and Administration Officer or Application- Program Manager accordingly, please attach electronic copies/ scanned copies of your curriculum vitae, application letter, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, photocopies of relevant testimonials and contacts of three referees by 26th January 2020

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