Project Officer, Land Rights Career Jobs – PELUM Uganda

Organisation: PELUM Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
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
Ensure the establishment of an effective M&E
and learning system for the Land Rights project
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
Ensure PELUM Uganda is informed of policies
processes that relate to land rights
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
Actively participate and represent PELUM Uganda
in relevant events organized by the project partners and other strategic
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
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
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
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
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:
and copy to
Deadline: Friday 16th September
2016 by 5.00 pm.
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