• Plot 2, Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya
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Head of Programs (1 Position based at Head Office and Reports to the Chief Executive Officer)

About Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a National Non-Government Organization which was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to support and care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Its vision is to have “Healthy Children living in a peaceful world of Opportunity “and mission is “Shriving to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and youth for them to survive and thrive.”

Job Title: Head of Programs (1 Position based at Head Office and Reports to the Chief Executive Officer)

The main output of the department is quality program delivery.

Core Functions.

  • Design and implement program priority areas in line with the UWESO Strategic Plan and Mandate.
  • Plan and budget for programs in line with the Strategic and Business plans
  • Monitor and evaluate UWESO Programs in line with the knowledge management policy framework and donor requirements.
  • Build and maintain relations with stakeholders in line with the stakeholder management policy and guidelines
  • Build capacity of partners and district teams in line with the capacity building policy and guidelines.
  • Manage and promote quality program delivery and reporting.
  • Review and monitor implementation of program audit recommendations
  • Organise and link team members to programme trainings.
  • Source for funding opportunities for the programme strategic areas – develop and/or review concept notes and proposals.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Humanities/ any other related technical field, with3 to 5 years of hands on experience in program management.
  • Experience in networking and coordination, planning and implementing campaigns and events that drive influence and stakeholder engagement.
  • Demonstrable leadership within a networked environment
  • Superior communication and writing skills with the ability to translate complex issues into a level appropriate for the general population and policy makers.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Excellent representation and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
  • Partnership building and management
  • Ability to work with children and facilitating child participation is desired.
  • Experience in developing large proposals for donors and developing funding strategies.


  1. Fill in the application form: https://forms.office.com/r/dVHfpHfNx7
  2. Send your cover letter and resume or CV to jobs@uweso.org.  as one attachment of at most 10 MB in PDF Format.
  3. Email Subject header should contain the job title and names in that order.
  4. Deadline: 23rd March 2023


Precious Ekinamushabire

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