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Programme Officer

True North
Category : Others Salary : $ Experience(s) :  Year


About True North

Job Title:                                             Programme Officer

Reports to:                                         Programme Coordinator

Department:                                      Programmes

Duty Station:                                      Kampala, Head Office

The Role

The Programme Officer shall support the Programme Coordinator and be part of the programmes team and shall provide support in planning, budgeting and implementation of the MasterCard Foundation Higher Education Access Programme activities in all regions of operation. She/he has to ensure that high quality work is done in the delivery of services towards achieving the objectives of the programme.

Key Performance Areas/Accountabilities Key Responsibilities
Planning, Budgeting and Implementation
  • Actively participate in the Programme Planning process
  • Participate in the programme budgeting process
  • Ensure that programme specific activities are effectively and efficiently implemented as per programme calendar
  • Assist in identifying programme requirements through research, feedback and interaction with beneficiaries and key stakeholders
  • Actively participate in the beneficiary identification process
  • Ensuring proper follow-up for proper implementation of outlined activities among different stakeholders
  • Bring to the attention of the supervisor in a timely manner any issues that would affect the effective implementation of programme activities for urgent attention
Networking, Advocacy and  Stakeholder Management
  • Assist in the organizing of regular meetings with both internal and external stakeholders to foster positive relationships
  • Actively participate in the designing and implementation of effective advocacy strategies
  • Participate in networking, advocacy and building support systems for programme sustainability within the regions of programme implementation
  • Assist with the development of public relations and communication strategies to support program goals and increase awareness about the programme
Documentation, Replication and Mainstreaming
  • Ensure clear documentation of programme success stories as well as filing and maintaining all programme documents in both soft and hard copy
  • Prepare and submit good quality reports to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner
  • Collect useful and relevant information and maintain an up to date databank that can be used in programme quality improvement
  • Assist the Chapter with the documentation and sharing of lessons learned and replicate sound practices
Monitoring and Evaluation, and reporting
  • Actively participate in the monitoring of programme activities
  • Contribute to  quality and timely programme reporting
  • Support provision of feedback to stakeholders
Finance, Accountability, Procurement and Human Resource Processes
  • Make timely requests and accountability for all funds advanced to you
  • Maintain a high standard of stewardship and accountability for all funds and assets entrusted to you
  • Ensure safety of all assets under your charge and report all faults to administration
  • Liaise with the administration team for logistics on programme activities as may be required
  • Prepare performance plans and participate in performance evaluations and appraisals as scheduled
  • Adhere to all FAWEU Policies and Procedures
Others Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisor from time to time



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Adult and Community Education or related field is essential
  • Post Graduate Training in Project Planning and Management is essential
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Statistical Packages, and Database) is essential



  • At least three years’ experience in programming in an international or local NGO work environment in a similar position, one of which should have been in Uganda
  • Experience working on girls’ education and development issues will be of an added advantage




  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of project planning and management
  • Demonstrated capacity building skills
  • High standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their performance (both results and behaviors) with a view to continuous learning and growing
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others to achieve results with strong people leadership skills and abilities
  • A commitment to girls and women empowerment as a route to development
  • Builds relationships –ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts and application in organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • An excellent understanding of the concepts and practices of participatory development approaches
  • Budget Management skills
  • Excellent Communication skills

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