Project Officer, Land Rights Career Jobs – PELUM Uganda




Organisation: PELUM Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
PELUM Uganda was founded in 1995 and has been working to improve the
livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming
communities, by fostering ecological land use management. PELUM Uganda is a
network of 56 member organizations involved in rural development in Uganda. We:
Share skills and knowledge about good practices and techniques, Undertake
research and demonstration projects and advocate for policies that better
support small-scale farmers. Through these approaches, we are increasing
farmers’ ability to improve their livelihoods. PELUM Uganda is part of a
12-country-strong association of civil society organizations in eastern, central
and southern Africa.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer, Land Rights will provide strategic leadership in terms of planning;
implementation and management of land rights and to ensure overall Right to
Food land component project goals are achieved.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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Take lead and support the implementation of
tasked land rights project in order to achieve the intended objectives and
outcomes in a cost effective and sustainable manner as stipulated in the project
designs.
·        
Ensure the establishment of an effective M&E
and learning system for the Land Rights project
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Work closely with the project partners,
development partner and management team to ensure effective and efficient
implementation of project activities
·        
Ensure that cross cutting themes such as Gender,
HIV&AIDS, Climate Change form part and parcel of the land rights project
·        
Formulate viable linkages for advocacy,
standardization and up scaling of land rights work, with Local governments,
non-governmental institutions and development partners.
·        
Coordinate capacity building for staff and
partners in areas of land rights
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Ensure PELUM Uganda is informed of policies
processes that relate to land rights
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Coordinate representation of PELUM Uganda in
strategic partner engagements relating to land rights
·        
The incumbent will organize platforms for
engagement on land rights between partners from both the private and public
sectors
·        
Actively participate and represent PELUM Uganda
in relevant events organized by the project partners and other strategic
partners
·        
Initiate joint planning, implementation, review
and monitoring of activities with the project partners
·        
Engage in broader PELUM Uganda’s programme and
administration initiatives like fundraising
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Project Officer, Land Rights should
preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the humanities. Possession of a
post-graduate qualification in management, monitoring and Evaluation or project
planning and management is an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of five years of hands on experience
in similar positions preferably having worked in land-rights related projects
·        
Previous exposure and experience in project
delivery and accountability mechanisms
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Previous experience working at national and
local levels including working within the NGO sector and a strong background in
initiating and implementing programmes.
·        
Prior experience of managing a multi partner
project
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Excellent track record of successful land rights
project implementation
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of key issues
within the land sector
·        
Evidence of knowledge management / documentation
for varied audiences
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Honesty and high degree of integrity
·        
Highly organized, reliable attention to detail
and ability to work independently when needed
·        
Good team builder and player
·        
Mature work practices, highly motivated,
demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to respond positively to mentoring
and direction
·        
Demonstrable effective written skills including
the ability to prepare plans, reports and proposals
·        
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to
absorb information quickly
·        
Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines,
prioritize workload and multitask
·        
Excellent communication and inter-personal
skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with colleagues, partners, external actors and allies.
·        
Ability to represent and articulate the
organization’s philosophy at various fora
·        
Effective public relations and public speaking
skills, research and program development skills
·        
Computer literacy skills are mandatory
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter giving reasons why
you are suitable for the post with updated CV, copies of all relevant
certificates, testimonials and contacts of three professional  referees, should be sent to:
The Country Coordinator,
PELUM Uganda
Plot 155, Kira Road, Kamwokya
P.O.Box 35804, Kampala
E-mail to: pelumuganda@pelumuganda.org
and copy to pelumuganda@yahoo.com
Deadline: Friday 16th September
2016 by 5.00 pm.
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