Program Officer

Organization: Days for Girls
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Uganda
Application Code: G03-Nat
Job Function: Partnership Development, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Maternal and Reproductive Health, Women and Girls

About

Days for Girls Uganda's mission is to create a more dignified, free, and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. This mission is powered by our three-tier model offering locally made, high-quality washable menstrual hygiene kits, reproductive health education training, and women-led enterprise development. Our current priorities include strengthening our program delivery through regular evaluation, assessment and refresher trainings of our program staff, creation of follow-up support resources for program participants, and improved monitoring and evaluation systems. Our aim is to fully prove our model to allow for scale, replication, and adaption to expand to other countries in 2017 and 2018.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will support our trainers to plan, implement, and deliver our innovative training programs in our office and across the country. Days for Girls anticipates offering enterprise development trainings in Kampala and educational trainings across the country in regions as diverse as Karamoja, Masindi, Aura, Kabale, and more. The fellow will work closely with the Country Director to coordinate with partners, organize training logistics, deliver training material, and train contract-basis trainers. S/he will also work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to collect relevant program data through tools including surveys, interviews, photographs, and other media. Finally, s/he will provide capacity building support to our in-country team and strengthen the operational systems of the organization on the ground.

Responsibilities

  • Support partnership development and relationship management
    • Work with the Program Manager to identify and recruit new partners
    • Strengthen relationships with existing partners
  • Plan, implement, and deliver training programs (including reproductive health training and entrepreneurship training) throughout the country
    • Oversee program logistics, including organizing transportation and scheduling
    • Communicate with schools and partner organizations
    • Develop program agenda
    • Ensure team has all materials to run program; create teaching materials when necessary
    • Assist with facilitation of training programs
  • Analyze and improve organizational systems, including workflow procedures, internal and external communication strategies, and change management
  • Provide enterprise development support and resources to Days for Girls Enterprises

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong teaching/facilitation abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Highly organized
  • Sufficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Proactive leader
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% within the country
  • Experience teaching or creating lesson plans
  • Passionate about sexual and reproductive health

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A living stipend of $550/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

Living and Working in Uganda: Fellows are provided with housing and utilities during the fellowship year. Housing arrangements vary based on the placement organization and location within the country and are subject to change. All housing will meet GHC safety standards. Fellows at Days for Girls are housed in a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda. National fellows have the option to remain in their own housing and receive a supplemental housing stipend.

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/