Living Earth Foundation UK Oil Project Careers – Placement Officer

Organisation: Living Earth Uganda (LEU)
Project Name: Improving Access to youth employment in
Western Uganda
Funding Source: DFID and European Union
Duty Station:  Hoima, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About LEU:
Living Earth Uganda (LEU) a natural resources and environmental
management NGO based in Uganda in partnership with Living Earth Foundation, UK,
have secured funding from European Union and DFID to deliver a project titled
Jobs and Oil: Improving Access to women’s and youth employment in Western
Uganda. The project is designed to support communities affected by the incoming
oil and gas industry in Hoima and Buliisa Districts, Western Uganda and at
national policy level.
Job Summary: The LEU
Placement Officer will be responsible for all matters pertaining to the
placement, tracing and follow up, research, monitoring and evaluation of the
progress of all students identified for job placement(internship or/and
apprenticeship) under the project.
Key Duties and
  • Identification, assessment and selection
    of students to be enrolled on the job placement programme.
  • Responsible for the identification,
    assessment and selection of job placement areas as per the project
  • Organise orientation for managers of
    selected placement areas about the programme.
  • Review and evaluate the progress made in
    implementation and keep detailed records of the process, the status and
    results of the placement.
  • Work closely with the vocational training
    institutes, and other relevant stakeholders, to generate participatory
    ownership for the efficient and effective implementation ofthe job
    placement programme.
  • Establish links and work closely with
    other agencies that are involved in promoting job placement/on job support
    particularly in the project area.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may
    be assigned by the Project manager from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess a first
    degree in Education, Social Works and Social Administration, Development
    studies or any other relevant field. Qualifications or experience in the
    field of BTVET is an added advantage.
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    NGO work preferably supporting/dealing in education and vocational
    training or youth livelihoods
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Possess skills in report writing, and
  • Skills in inter-personal relations to
    promote understanding and co-operation amongst diverse stakeholders. .
  • Ability to work in a rural environment and
    frequent field travels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication
    (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to speak fluently the local
  • Good working knowledge of computer
    programmes including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle, with a
    clean permit
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified job seekers should send their applications and
resumes to: The attention of the Executive Director, Living Earth Uganda, Plot
11 Tayali Drive, Hoima Town and Plot 409, Canon Njuba Road Nakulabye, P. O. Box
28694. Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to
copied to
Deadline: Friday, 15th August 2014 by 5PM
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