Project Officer NGO Careers – Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Job Title:  Project Officer
Organisation: Habitat
for Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About HFHI:
Habitat for Humanity
International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The
purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of
conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and
religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for
Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational
Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in
Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for
our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe,
the Middle East and Africa work.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will be overseeing Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s programmes for HIV and
other vulnerable children in the respective Communities. The position calls for
a high level of; collaboration, networking at local and District level. The
Community OVC support worker is a member of the HFHU OVC program Team and
reports to the OVC Program Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Managing
    all aspects of program implementation and ensuring consistency of approach
    in the target communities.
  • Provide
    psychosocial counselling to HIV/AIDS orphans and their families.
  • Educate
    HFHU targeted communities about HIV/AIDS care and prevention.
  • In
    charge of ensuring the OVC programme is carried out within the approved
    budget, on schedule and according to the approved plan.
  • Ensuring
    a high standard of financial accountability for the program
  • Responsible
    for the formation of  OVC support
    groups and skills building
  • Ensure
    ongoing monitoring and evaluation of OVC programme activities and
  • Identify
    and document OVC families that are in need of shelter and other house
    related services.
  • Provision
    of leadership and support to sub-county and lower level community members
    engaged in the program activities.
  • Ensure
    participation in advocacy initiatives for OVC.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Project Officer vacancy should preferably hold a Diploma
    in social work or its equivalent (additional qualifications are an added
  • Proven
    field based experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS, OVC or related programs.
  • A
    minimum of three years of NGO project/program related implementation and
    management preferably within the HIV/AIDS sector.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS/OVC programming/debates and
    knowledge of similar programs in the country.
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision.
  • Significant
    experience in networking, advocacy and lobbying with the local level
    government and other organizations.
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills in English/local language.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, a detailed CV including
telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional
referees. Applications should be submitted by email to:
The Human Resource Department
at the E-mail address below;
Email to:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 31st July 2015

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