2 Project Officer NGO Job Opportunities – World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B)

Organisation: World
Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B)
Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station:  Bugiri and Mbale, Uganda
About US:
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B)
is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned
and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care
they need to grow into healthy adults.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will provide
overall technical and management oversight to the project which includes
managing district based partner relations and ensuring technical excellence and
sound management. The incumbent will represent the Project Manager to Local
Government and other key stakeholders. He/She shall be responsible for managing
implementation of the project activities in Bugiri or Mbale.
Key Duties and
Programme Development and Implementation:
Provide overall technical and management
oversight for project district activities which includes managing district
based partner relations and ensuring technical excellence and sound management
Inculcate results-based management and planning
approaches to help ensure that targets are met in a timely fashion and that
barriers to high quality programming are identified and resolved
Work in liaison with the procurement, finance
and/or other administrative or operational teams to ensure that processes are
well understood and that bottlenecks are resolved to avoid programming delays
Liaise and work closely with schools, Local
Government and relevant Sectors in the development, roll out, assessment,
revision of models to promote harmonization with national policies
Training and Development:
Plan and coordinate the implementation of
platforms to prevent in-school girls (aged 15-20) from dropping out together
with Prevention and Economic Empowerment Clubs (PEECs).
Plan and coordinate the implementation of
platforms to respond to girls (aged 15-20) who have dropped out of school
Provide support for girls supported by the
project and their families to join VSLAs and other platforms for economic
Work closely with partner CSOs and relevant
district departments to ensure mapping, identification and effective support
for target girls and families.
Plan and coordinate the strengthening of
facility- community referral systems in line with case management approach and
the case management actors to strengthen linkage and access to basic services
by households and adolescent girls.
Representation, Networking and Advocacy:
Represent World Education/Bantwana in technical
district program-related meetings, OVC meetings, and other collaborative
The incumbent will strengthen collaboration within
formal and non- formal child protection service providers to ensure
comprehensive service delivery to vulnerable households.
Actively promote synergies across programs and
partners through collaboration and technical exchange visits between teams
Project monitoring, documentation and reporting:
Work closely with the M&E team in tracking
and reporting related targets
Prepare and submit monthly/quarterly/annual
district reports detailing periodic activities and outcomes
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the Project Officer jobs must
hold Post Graduate Degrees
At least three to five years’ experience in
community development, OVC, health, social welfare, development studies, gender
studies or education.
Previous exposure and experience implementing
community health activities in the field with a focus on adolescent girls and
young women preferred.
A confident self-starter who displays
initiative, creativity and strategic thinking
Broad knowledge and understanding of gender
dynamics and issues affecting girls’ education and adolescent development
Experience or willingness to tackle sensitive
subjects concerning girls’ education, early marriage, teen pregnancy with
community members, schools, caregivers, local authorities, etc.
Experience working as part of a multi program
Good knowledge of administrative requirements,
budgeting and fiscal management in support of sub awards and contracts.
Good knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets
and databases is required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required
Proven skills and experience leading/working
across technical teams, networking, facilitation and strategic thinking
Good knowledge of case management, community-
facility linkages, integration of multiple programmes, national child policies
and programmes.
High levels of integrity and commitment to
growing leadership and management skills
Ability to work effectively in collaboration
with diverse groups of people
Excellent verbal and written communication
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies
(e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection
and analysis methodologies.
Previous exposure to planning and managing
surveys, developing data collection tool, and data quality
Experience managing and providing ongoing
training to M&E field officers.
Ability to facilitate and serve as a project
liaison for evaluations.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Fluent in oral and written English and excellent
writing skills
Ability to work in a challenging environment,
under high pressure and ability to cope with tight deadlines;
Ability to work both independently and
collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) are encouraged to apply via E-mail only
be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Hiring Manager at
Deadline: 31st
October, 2016 by 1:00pm
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