Program Associate Job Opportunities – International Republican Institute (IRI)  

Organisation: International
Republican Institute (IRI)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
For more than 30
years, the International Republican Institute (IRI) has worked in challenging
environments, offering programmatic operational support in emerging
democracies, as well as closed, post-conflict and transitioning political
situations. Within the framework of democracy development, IRI has implemented
political party, youth, gender equality, information communication technology,
polling, civil society, election monitoring, and voter education programs.  In all, activities have been conducted in more
than 80 countries with integrated programmatic and operational components. 

Job Summary: The
Program Associate (PA) will support development and implementation of IRI
programs in Uganda and Great lakes region on full-time basis. S/he will work as
part of IRI’s program team and support developing program strategy, drafting
program reports and budgets, organizing and implementing program activities,
and conducting program monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The Program
Associate will report directly to the Resident Program Director (RPD).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Monitor
and report on political developments in Uganda and the Great Lakes region.
·       
Assist
program staff with design, development, and implementation of programs.
·       
Make
logistical and substantive arrangements for programs such as training seminars,
conferences, and other programs.
·       
Ensure
that expenditures remain within budget allocations and comply with donor
regulations.
·       
Assist
program staff with the development of weekly reports, quarterly reports, and
proposals.
·       
Provide
efficient and timely action on administrative and financial matters, written
assignments and submission of reports;
·       
Update
and maintain program resource files and program participants’ contacts for
purposes of monitoring and evaluation and internal reporting;
·       
Cultivate
relationships and communicate with relevant government officials, local
partners, and members of the diplomatic and donor community on behalf of
his/her supervisor, and represent IRI at public functions as requested;
·       
Work in
concert with IRI M&E and program personnel to monitor and evaluate the
performance of IRI and partner organizations program activities, identifying
successes and failures and recommending program adjustments accordingly;
·       
Travel
from time-to-time, independently and/or as part of a team, to various locations
throughout Great Lakes region to support IRI’s programmatic objectives; and
·       
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the RPD or his/her immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field;
·       
Three
years of experience in democracy, rights and governance sector; work on
political party strengthening and civil society advocacy is a bonus;
·       
Fluency
in English required, fluency in French strongly desired;
·       
Computer
proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
·       
Promoting
meaningful participation of all citizens in the political systems, including
women, youth, and other traditionally marginalized groups.
·       
Harnessing
the comparative advantages of media and technology to promote citizen
understanding and engagement and transparent political competition.
·       
Facilitating
the ability of elected political actors to fulfill their responsibilities to
citizens through better governance practices.
·       
Promoting
competitive and representative multi-party political systems.
All candidates
should send their updated CVs and cover letters to lpetricevic@iri.org



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