|Job Title:||Programme Development Officer|
|Reporting to:||Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Leadership Team|
|Location:||Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. Travel also required.|
|Contract Type||1 year contract, renewable up to 3 years|
|Start Date:||Q1 2021|
|The Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Registered Charity number MDLG/FBO/0346) is a religious and apostolic Institute of local origin. “Sisters Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Juba” is their official title. In Uganda they are called “Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Moyo”, as their main centre is Moyo town, Arua Diocese. They are a Catholic, local congregation of religious women founded in 1954 by the late Bishop Sixtus Mazzoldi in Juba, South Sudan.
Viatores Christi (VC) is a Dublin-based development organisation working within faith-based international development. VC works with over 30 partners across a range of sectors and countries. VC addresses needs through development and humanitarian assistance interventions and recruits, trains and places skilled personnel. VC works with partners to help provide access to health, education and livelihoods to local project stakeholders. VC partners with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to provide access to Irish Aid/Misean Cara funding and to support capacity building. VC is now working with SHS to recruit, train and support a Programme Development Officer and provide technical assistance in the setting up of an SHS Development Office as part of the SHS strategic plan.
The SHS require a suitably qualified Programme Development Officer to work as part of the Country Management Team. His/her role is to help ensure that SHS develops and maintains effective donor, foundation and trust partnerships as well as close coordination with both Misean Cara and VC in Kampala and Dublin ensuring the effective coordination, writing, monitoring and development of fund-raising proposals relevant to the office’s strategic objectives. A main focus of the country development officer is to set up a SHS Central development office in Kampala to streamline improve coordination of activities in SHS programmes across East Africa.
|The VC appointed Programme Development Officer will undertake the start-up and implementation of a regional development office for the SHS congregation in Kampala. The role will involve capacity building through workshops, mentorship and hands-on training of the SHS sisters involved in the implementation of projects throughout the region. Areas of capacity building will include needs assessment, research methodologies, proposal writing, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.|
|The Programme Development Officer reporting to a senior SHS sister and in line with the SHS contract will be responsible for the following tasks over a period of 36 months (initial 12 month contract, renewable):
|Reporting / Relationships Structures|
|The successful candidate will be based at the SHS Headquarters in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the local director Sr. Alice Jurugo Drajea SHS and the leadership team based in Kampala.|
|Salary & Benefits|
|Remuneration: 53 million UGX Gross per year depending on experience paid locally
Accommodation is provided pro-bono if required