Fontes/Refactory is looking for a Job Placement Programme Coordinator!

by Ryan Humbert on 03/12/2019 No comments

Job Placement Program Coordinator – Refactory

..are you passionate about reducing youth unemployment in Uganda? you have experience in guiding and coaching youth towards improving their careers?

..are you exceptional in connecting with students and knowing their aspirations for the future? you have professional communication skills and are you able to professionally deal with industry partners?

..are you curious about the future of work and how the digital economy is changing this at a global level?

Refactory is looking for an experienced person with a strong interest in youth empowerment and who can easily connect with students. He/she must present excellent career counselling skills.

One of the key objectives of Refactory is to ensure all students end up in meaningful employment. Key to achieving this goal, focusing on making opportunities from the sector known to the students and preparing them to succeed in the application processes is the main task of  the Job Placement Programme Coordinator. The position will be contracted through Fontes Foundation, which shares its premises with Refactory. The JPP Coordinator will report to the Refactory Coordinator at Fontes Foundation, and works in close collaboration with the Partnerships Manager at Refactory.

Application deadline: 06.01.2020

About Refactory

Refactory is an initiative that seeks to address the shortage of skilled software developers in Uganda and youth unemployment. Refactory was established with support from the Norwegian Government and implemented by three partners; Clarke International University (CIU), Laboremus Uganda Ltd and Fontes Foundation. Read more about Refactory here.


  • Coach students on career direction, roles and career paths in the tech industry
  • Develop personalized or group workshops on CV writing, LinkedIn profile improvement, interview skills, communication skills, work etiquette and other seminars with the help of Fontes Foundation, Laboremus and CIU
  • Establish partnerships with relevant employers. This includes pro-actively seeking out organisations that hire large numbers of tech graduates and establish strong partnerships with them
  • In cooperation with the Refactory Partnerships Manager, effectively manage JPP partners and ensure they are followed up in a professional way
  • Manage the JPP platform and ensure postings for jobs and internships are frequently shared
  • Manage other requests for talent such as from professional HR agencies
  • Organise a Career Day twice a year with different activities for industry partners and students 
  • Document all program activity, track student placement in jobs and internships, analyse data and prepare periodic reports
  • Develop the JPP Programme towards a revenue-generating aspect of Refactory. Participate in the development of the business model, pricing strategies and execute pilots
  • Manage the Refactory alumni database, organise periodic alumni events and ensure they stay engaged. Keep supporting alumni as they advance in their careers

 Skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience
  • Experience in mentoring/coaching young people
  • Excellent and professional communications skills (both written and verbal), with basic knowledge of customer care
  • Some previous exposure to recruitment processes in the private sector
  • Basic experience from the IT/software development sector in order to know the main roles in software development projects
  • Organized and able to follow through and prioritize tasks
  • Self-starter who takes initiatives and sees opportunities
  • Knowledge and network in the IT/tech sector in Uganda is an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral English and Luganda skills

 Are you the one we are looking for?

Applications for this position are closed!

Ryan HumbertFontes/Refactory is looking for a Job Placement Programme Coordinator!