Project Officer Non-profit Jobs – Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Job Title:    Project Officer
Organisation: Habitat for
Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: VHG Manager
About Us:
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 play the lead role of overseeing Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s
project activities for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC). The
position calls for a high level of integrity, collaboration, networking at
local and District level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Managing all aspects of project implementation and ensuring consistency
of approach in the target communities:
  • Tasked with the provision of leadership
    and support to sub-county and lower level community members engaged in the
    project activities
  • Carry out community meetings to identify
    and document OVC families that are in need of shelter and other house
    related services
  • Support the already existing groups and
    formation of caregivers’ initiatives and skills building
Tasked with training in life skills and resilience:
  • Educate caregivers and older children in
    Succession Planning
  • Educate caregivers and older OVC in WASH,
    and Malaria
  • Psychosocial counseling to orphans and
    Households affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Educate HFHU targeted communities about
    HIV/AIDs care and prevention.
Training in livelihood security: Training households in
knowledge on fruit tree growing
Reporting and M&E:
  • Ensuring the OVC activities are carried
    out within the approved plans and budget and on
  • 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.
  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of OVC
    project activities and monthly reporting
  • Actively participate in advocacy
    initiatives for OVC
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should at least hold a
    Diploma in social work or its equivalent (additional qualifications are an
    added advantage).
  • A minimum of three years of NGO
    project/program related implementation and management preferably within
    the HIV/AIDS sector.
  • Proven field based experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS, OVC or related programs.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    HIV/AIDS/OVC programming/debates and knowledge of similar programs in the
    country.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
    skills in English/local language.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Previous experience in networking,
    advocacy and lobbying with the local level government and other
    organizations.
  • Ability to work and live in rural setting
  • Proven field experience in monitoring and
    evaluation of community projects.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and evidence
    of a valid rider’s license.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
    skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • High level of integrity and ability to
    make bold and timely decision.
  • Ability to communicate in the local
    language of the community.
  • Ability to work under a deadline and
    pressure
  • Ability to take initiatives to advance the
    program
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply by
sending a cover letter, a detailed CV and copies of relevant academic
credentials via email addressed to: The Human Resource Department. The position
applied for should be indicated in the subject line of the E-mail.
Email to:
noffice@hfhuganda.org
Deadline: 15th
September 2017

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