Project Officer NGO Career Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Project Officer
Organisation: Finn Church
Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About FCA:
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation
organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in
humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an
alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming
one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to
continue working until people in need of assistance can make their own living
and fulfil their basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and
justice.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will support the Humanitarian Coordinator in implementation, monitoring
and reporting of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland funded project
“Education in Emergencies Assistance to South Sudanese refugee children in
Pagrinya and Bidibidi refugee settlements in West Nile Region, Uganda”.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Support the Humanitarian Coordinator in
    implementing FCA EiE project in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Uganda 0
    Establish, coordinate and be responsible for high quality Education in
    Emergency programmatic work.
  • Work in liaison with the Humanitarian
    Coordinator to initiate and coordinate the planning of activities to
    ensure optimum utilization of project resources.
  • The incumbent will plan, implement and
    coordinate project activities within Bidibidi refugee settlement and
    surrounding communities.
  • Work in close cooperation with the
    relevant local authorities, community leaders, relevant civil society and
    non-governmental organization collaborating, implementing partners and
    other stakeholders where appropriate in order to achieve the project
    objectives and facilitate project implementation.
  • The incumbent will also collect and
    tabulate on regular basis field data on project activities carried out and
    undertake assessment using participatory approaches for all rights holders
    to determine the relevance and impact of the project activities.
  • Regularly visit all rights holders sites
    where project activities are undertaken, check on progress and identify
    challenges, offer support as directed by the Humanitarian Coordinator in
    line with the project objectives.
  • Actively promote active participation of
    community, local leaders, rights holders and intermediaries in the
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities
    as required.
  • Support the Humanitarian Coordinator to
    prepare periodical work plans and reports on project activities and
    achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project
    documents.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church
    Aid (FCA) Project Officer job placement should hold a University degree or
    equivalent in Education, Special Needs Education, Social Sciences, SWSA,
    Development Studies or other closely related fields.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    working with an NGO; one of which should be in a Humanitarian program
    related to field operations
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    implementing and monitoring Education in Emergency projects with a special
    focus on Special Needs Education.
  • Proven experience in community
    mobilization and awareness- raising.
  • The incumbent must have prior experience
    with data collection, and report writing.
  • Basic understanding of humanitarian
    approaches and standards.
  • Experience in networking and working with
    local government, international actors and UN agencies.
  • Highly flexible and capable of working and
    living in difficult circumstances in a multi-cultural context
  • Willing to reside in Bidibidi refugee
    settlement and possession of a valid motorcycle license.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Finn Church Aid
(FCA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their short
applications and updated CVs to: Admin.Ugaco@kua.fi. Please address your
application to:  The Country Manager,
Finn Church Aid (FCA), Uganda program, Plot 2409 Kiwafu Estates – Kansanga,
Kiwafu Rd, P.O. Box 21826, Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 18th April 2017

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