NGO Jobs – Project Officer at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)

Job Title: Project Officer
Job Purpose: Providing effective and efficient support to the implementation of the Youth Livelihoods programme (YLP)
Duty Station: Arua, Lira, Pader, Moroto, Soroti, Uganda
Organisation: Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Development and Delivery:
  • Manage implementation of all aspects of the programme in their respective geographical areas, including detailed work planning and implementation and monitoring together with programme staff and implementing institution.
  • Develop and maintain detailed plans for projects, producing them in a variety of formats as necessary to suit different audiences.
  • Provide appropriate and timely updates to key stakeholders including the Country Director, Deputy Country Director, and Programme Managers on project implementation.
  • Compile and maintain a risks and issues log at project level.
  • Maintain project management templates, produce guidance and support documents.
In particular, take responsibility for:
  • Supporting volunteers in the various assignments on the project.
  • Identify areas of good practice for sharing
  • Ensuring linkages and referral systems are in place.
2. Internal Reporting: Compile reports and information on the project(s)/programme, developing and enforcing protocols for storage and use of information.
3. Logistics and Administration:
  • Support and organise key project(s)/programme meetings and events.
  • Maintain records – set up and maintain project files, establishing document control procedures.
  • Maintain quality register, other registers and logs as necessary.
4. Grant Management: Support in the effective monitoring of donor grant allocated to project, ensuring appropriate reporting in place.
5. Monitoring and Evaluation:
Ensure programme documentation is collected and maintained in such a way to assist donor reporting and the M&E requirements of the programme
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:  
  • Project Co-ordination: Experience of co-ordinating, planning and reporting systems; experience of project co-ordination. Ability to actively support a project team to manage competing work priorities. Time management skills. Strong organisation skills.
  • Knowledge of programme management standards, tools and techniques applicable to the project.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact, discretion and sensitivity.
  • Self motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility.
  • Decision making Sound judgement and the confidence to take independent action; a high degree of initiative and persistence combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize complex information, use initiative in seeking solutions
  • Communication: Ability to build productive working relationships, influence and engage others. Excellent interpersonal skills, working effectively with others, listening, understanding and achieving appropriate results.
  • Information Technology and Numeracy: Demonstrably numerate; confident, experienced and accurate when dealing with financial and other performance information.
  • Proficient knowledge of Information Technology and excellent working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area and minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
  • Experience of managing successful projects.
  • Experience of working in global teams and use of appropriate communication tools.
How to apply: 
Please Visit this Job’s website and express interest after reviewing Job requirements
and Send your application and copy of CV to:
Deadline: 12th April, 2013

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