Programs Lead Job – Imagine Her

Job Title:    Programs Lead

Organisation: Imagine Her

Duty Station:  Seguku-Katale, Wakiso, Uganda


About US:

Imagine Her is a local non-profit working with communities to accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth as active leaders and social entrepreneurs creating sustainable solutions within their communities. Our purpose is to accessibly provide young vulnerable women and youth with a robust innovation skills and essential resources to create sustainable social ventures and social impact in Uganda and we envision a world where Ugandan women, girls, and youth are actively harnessing their potential, by initiating and advancing innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing needs in their communities.


We work through community partnerships to target women and youth significantly marginalized and vulnerable due to poverty, the growing education-to-employment gap, geography, and the social constructs of gender. We implement a human-centered impact model that equips these community members with the skills they need to respond to the most critical challenges they face. The guiding principle of our model is that those we work with decide what they want to do, and choose the support and resources that they need to do it.

We achieve this through two-pronged approaches that accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth in Uganda as described below;

  • Social Enterprise & Innovation Incubator: We invest in young women and youth as builders of transformative solutions to the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow (Climate Change, Food Security, Health & Education Disparities). We do this through the provision of practical tools and training. Our model is designed as a 3-month accelerated MBA-style training program that empowers women and youth to develop an idea, build a model, and test it using design thinking methodology and principles of adaptive leadership. After this, participants receive mentoring and start-up financial support, to support them to build their own businesses or social ventures.
  • Becoming: Becoming is an all-year-round program that creates opportunities for young girls to develop their potential in leadership and realization of their sexual and reproductive rights at a tender age. The program goes beyond developing the leadership skills of young girls through community service projects and adaptive leadership, by improving access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. It also supports young girls’ academic and learning needs through experiential and digital learning opportunities delivered through a design thinking curriculum and mentorship.


Job Summary:  The Programs Lead is a critical role in developing, overseeing, and implementing the organization’s programs. The Programs Lead will focus on strategic planning, financial management and critically works towards maintaining and building on relationships with various stakeholders in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. The position reports directly to the Director of Operations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Leadership, Performance Management, and Strategy (60%)

  • Develop, in collaboration with the managerial team, the organizational annual strategic plan and oversee its effective implementation.
  • Provide leadership to and manage the operations of programs Associates and oversee the recruitment of programs volunteers
  • Support and participate in the Monitoring and Evaluation of programs for learning and Impact measurement.

Financial management (30%)

  • Lead the development of programs budgets and financial reports
  • Provide oversight for Social Enterprise & Innovation Incubator Program recoverable grants analysis, disbursement and provide strategies to ensure full recovery of funds
  • Manage programs budgets with -/+5% Budget Vs Actual spending
  • Liaise with the Financial Controller on issues of financial procedure compliance, and audits.

Partnerships (10%)

  • Foster effective partnerships with the local government and other like-minded institutions across all districts where the organization is delivering its programs.
  • Lead in the identification, recruitment, onboarding, and build lasting relationships with corporate companies, peer organizations, and communities to participate in tailored accelerated projects
  • Host and coordinate donor visits with combined program knowledge, hospitality, and active listening.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Admin, Education, Social Sciences, Business Admin, and any related field of study. A postgraduate in Project Planning and Management and a master’s in the related fields are an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in social enterprise and NGO with progressive levels of management
  • Knowledge: Familiar with nonprofit initiatives and social enterprise concepts
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
  • Track record of successfully supporting employee development, staff retention and growth, and supervision.
  • Experience in using modern digital tools for documentation and project management.
  • Should be flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities
  • Willingness to travel across various regions of the country where the organization has operations.
  • Eagerness to learn, grow and see how all programs, including administrative and operational tasks, contribute to the organization’s larger mission.


Personal Qualities

Imagine Her is a small nonprofit organization working with communities to accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth as active leaders and social entrepreneurs creating sustainable solutions within their communities.


We’re looking for someone who can get their sleeves rolled up and their hands dirty. Someone who is kept up at night trying to find answers to the world’s most intractable problems and willing to make some errors along the way. We need an individual willing to share what they know and learn as they go – not afraid to take a step back and think about a problem. We’re looking for an expert with drive and heart. And we need someone who can do all those things, in some of the hardest places, and still have a lot of fun.


Reports: Director of Operations

Contract: 1-Year Renewable


How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter as A SINGLE FILE to


Deadline: 28th October 2022

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