Program Officer at Uganda Cancer Society – UCS

Application ends: February 15, 2023

Job Description

Program Officer

The Program Officer will conceptualize, plan and implement the UCS’s programs. In collaboration with the Executive Director, s/he assumes the responsibility for UCS representation, donor liaison, communications with stakeholders, facilitating the work of UCS through partner organizations and UCS program development.

Location: Kampala
Type of Employment: Contract renewable based on availability of funds
Reports to: Executive Director (ED)

a. Identify and build relationships with Government, Civil Society and other relevant stakeholders that are critical to Cancer Control
b. Represent the organization at relevant networks, workshops, seminars and policy events
c. Develop ideas and projects for formal collaboration with relevant stakeholders
d. Identify and track emerging opportunities through the UCS Resource Mobilization strategy and Strategic Plan
e. Coordinate lesson learning from monitoring and evaluation of the Organization’s programme Portfolio and support sharing of best practice.
f. Coordinate overall programme portfolio to ensure key performance indicators are met and
programme impact is in line with Strategic Plan
g. Maintaining a strong brand for the UCS, including impactful and fit for- publications purpose, web site and social media information.
h. Coordinating media and public affairs activities to promote the legal and policy positions of UCS
i. Managing the publication and promotion of UCS materials, including design and printing
j. Ensuring that the UCS communication outputs are of a high standard, respond to the needs of the target audience, and are delivered within agreed budget and timelines.
k. Managing relations with UCS Members.
l. Monitoring and Evaluation of UCS Programs.
m. Lead the implementation of UCS Advocacy Strategy.


BA/BSc degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Development studies or other relevant

a. 2-3 years’ experience in Program development and implementation
b. Experience in project management with a proven track record of delivering on objectives
c. A strong background in monitoring and evaluation
d. Experience of developing and implementing media and advocacy campaigns
e. Knowledge and understanding of human rights, in particular vulnerable persons
f. Knowledge of the environment in which non-governmental organizations operate

a. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
b. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
c. Ability to work calmly under pressure and within a small dynamic team
d. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
e. Ability to manage a complex workload and meet tight deadlines
f. Standard office ICT skills, including social media management
g. An interest in learning new skills and sharing them with others

Those interested should send their resumes and application letters to addressed to: The Executive Director and the subject line
should be for the position applied for. Applications should be sent not later than 15th February
2023, 5:00pm.

Any applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.