Programme Officer Advocacy job at Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)


Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)

Programme Officer Advocacy job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 08 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)

Job Details:

The job holder is responsible for executing PELUM’s advocacy initiatives and interventions in accordance with organisational strategic objectives. S/he is responsible for planning, coordinating, executing and reporting on all PELUM’s advocacy activities in collaboration with other programme staff. This post belongs to the Advocacy Department.

Specific tasks for the position are provided here below;
• Programme Planning, development and implementation
• Participate in the design / development of PELUM’s advocacy programmes and projects.
• Participate in the review of the strategic plan programmes ensuring continued relevance in a changing environment.
• Development and implementation of the Advocacy department’s annual, quarterly work plans and related reviews.
• Make appropriate arrangements and prepare logistics for meetings, trainings and other activities.
• Policy and Advocacy
• Support the Programme Manager & management team to develop, implement and periodically review
• PELUM Uganda’s advocacy strategy in line with the PELUM’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.
• Identify and articulate emerging advocacy issues and concerns pertinent to PELUM Uganda’s work in conjunction with other programme team members.
• Build strategic lobbying and advocacy coalitions with like-minded agencies including; members to advance specific policy agendas in relation to PELUM Uganda’s strategic objectives
• Establish and maintain/nurture strategic relationships with line government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as private sector so as to positively influence key policies, programmes and practices in the sector.
• Document stories of change and best practices in the area of policy advocacy processes and practice change.
• Participate in local, sub-national, national, regional and international policy advocacy related engagements and processes that are related to PELUM Uganda’s strategic objectives.
• Mobilize and work with other PELUM Uganda’s technical team members to promote PELUM’s positions on key policy and programme issues at national and regional level.
• Build the capacity of PELUM Uganda staff and Member Organisations in policy and advocacy work.
• Keep PELUM Uganda staff and members informed about developments in agricultural policy and practice that have a bearing on their work.
• Participate in conducting evidence-based research on PELUM Uganda programmatic areas to inform advocacy initiatives
• Other Key Responsibilities
• Support in organizing national and local dialogues in PELUM Uganda programmatic areas
• Create awareness on Agriculture related policies and regulatory frameworks.
• Review Agriculture and Natural resource management related policies to identify gaps and initiate engagement processes.
• Participate in national budget reviews and analysis of Agricultural financing and generate issues for engagement and advocacy in collaboration with other like-minded networks and Member Organisations.
• General responsibilities
• Participate in the organisation’s key events and represent the organisation in relevant fora.
• Provide advocacy related technical guidance to other Staff.
• Support and participate in other programme area activities when required.
• Support preparation of high-quality programmes activity quarterly and annual reports.
• Identify existing and potential funding opportunities, and participate in the technical aspects of project proposal development processes in collaboration with the Advocacy Programme Manager.
• Participate in defining programme and financial objectives, targets and monitoring processes and collect, collate and share relevant project information in line with the programme M&E framework.
• Participate in the documentation and sharing of learnings from programme implementation.
• Participate in the technical aspects for project proposal development process for the Advocacy component.
• Facilitate donor visits and assessments as necessary.
• Ensure that resources under your care are properly deployed and utilised.
• Participate in departmental reporting in liaison with the Programme Manager Advocacy
• In addition to individual respective tasks, all PELUM employees are expected to:
• Participate in research agendas and ensure that findings inform programme designs.
• To adhere to our organizational values and to actively promote their application amongst colleagues.
• To undertake tasks in a creative, self-driven and innovative fashion.
• Participate in raising resources for building PELUM Uganda’s reserves.
• Ensure that all activities are implemented in a gender sensitive manner.
• Adhere to PELUM's policies, procedures, and performance expectations in all functions.
• To identify and implement additional tasks/ ideas of benefit to the organization (whether directly linked to one’s job or not).
• Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Personal specifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Mass Communication, Human Rights, Environmental Management, agriculture or any other relevant degree in humanities. Training and proven experience in Agriculture and/or Natural resources management or its key aspects will be highly considered.
• A Post graduate training preferably in Project Planning & Management, Advocacy and policy analysis and research is an added advantage.
• Technical skills
• Advocacy programming using participatory approaches and tools, Knowledge of current national and international affairs related to PELUM Uganda’s programmatic areas (specifically Agroecology, market & business development and Natural Resource Management), Excellent negotiation and communication skills,
• Policy engagement/analysis and campaign skills, Human rights-based approaches to community development,
• coalition and alliance building as well as networking with advocacy pressure groups.
• Industry experience
• At least 3 years’ work experience in advocacy work in the agricultural sector. Project management, working with local and central government authorities, in-depth knowledge of national regional and international
• Agriculture regimes, policies and laws. Good research, documentation analytical and reporting competencies, budget tracking and monitoring abilities and coordination skills with experience in media management, social media influencing and public relations.
• Personal qualities
• Ability to think and operate strategically and creatively. Flexible, self-starter, team player, attention to detail.
• Communication and interpersonal skills Lobbying and political skills: persuasive, diplomatic and articulate. Ability to communicate clearly and work
• independently yet cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a number of long-distance working relationships.

Application procedure

If you believe you have the requisite qualifications for the position, please tender in your cover letter highlighting your suitability for the position, CV, Copies of relevant certificates, testimonials and contacts of 3 referees addressed to:
• The Country Coordinator,
• PELUM Uganda Country Board,
• Plot 41, Factory Road Ntinda
• P.O Box, 35804, Kampala.
Applications should also be sent via email to pelum@pelumuganda.org  and copied to
christinekabagenyi@pelumuganda.org 
The Deadline for submission is 8th April, 2022 at 05:00pm EAT. For any inquiries and/or clarifications, please contact the above addresses provided.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
If you have not heard from us by 23rd April, 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful

Date Posted: 2022-04-01

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