Project Officer NGO Careers – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Job Title:         Project Officer
Organisation: Action Africa
Help International (AAH)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Humanitarian
Programme Coordinator
About US:
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa
Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders
in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with
refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in
Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of
sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.
Action Africa Help Uganda (AAH U) has received funding from United
Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) to implement programmes from the in the
District of Lamwo (Palabek Refugee Settlement).
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will provide essential support administrative and technical with other
team members to ensure operation and timely implementation of various planned
project activities, and fulfill the necessary management requirements in line
with donor and AAH guidelines.
Key Duties and
coordinated plans with the teams to support the implementation of the
project in a timely manner.
of work plans and operation plans for various elements/ components of the
project on half yearly basis and an annual.
regular visits to the field to understand the ground situation and take necessary
actions for improvement in quality of community mobilization and support
activities of the project so that they are implemented in line with set donor
and AAH guidelines.
networks and linkages with the key actors in the field with in the settlements
and host community areas (Local Government representatives, LC Representatives,
etc) in line with project/settlement coordination and AAH guidelines.
support in the preparation of training materials and manuals and help to
conduct necessary training and workshops at different levels as and when
required in the process of implementation of the projects.
provision of field reports and monitoring data sheets to the monitoring and
evaluation assistant by data clerks and village heath teams.
and monitor the preparation of regular project progress and activity reports
(monthly, quarterly and annual) in line with AAH and donor guidelines.
and undertake the documentation of good practices and synthesis of lessons
learned, and ensure that these are reflected in improved training and project
management tools.
the M&E Assistant, Data Clerks and community mobilizers (community
based extension workers, VHTs, Community Social Workers) in obtaining and
documenting success stories, new articles, inputs to reports etc in line with
AAH and donor guidelines.
Action Africa Help in various interagency and stakeholder forums
including various working groups at settlement and district level workshops,
seminars, meetings of adhoc and thematic nature in line with settlement
management and coordination guidelines.
monitor deadlines for project tasks and check regularly that every
deadline is still possible, and report any potential delays in line with
project management guidelines.
Key Result Areas:
monthly/quarterly/six-monthly and annual progress reports compiled with
clear performance indicators
field level support and monitoring visits done
data is collected as per the quality on timely basis, based on the M&E
framework and data tools.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Action Africa Help
Uganda (AAH U) Project Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and
dietetics, public administration, international development, Development
least three years of related experience related to humanitarian assistance and
development programmes and/or projects, with non-government agencies
with specific working experience in a refugee settlement.
experience in Project Management will be an asset; working experience in
community based projects/ activities will be an advantage.
exposure and experience in program administration, operating procedures,
oversight and monitoring
to work with database applications
of project funding procedures and guidelines
problem-solving skills.
diplomatic skills and sensitivity to the range of different cultural
be willing to live and work in rural areas and demonstrate resilience to work
in hardship conditions.
in Word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications
to work effectively as a team member and independently,
to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short
deadlines in a fast-pace work environment
experience in budget and financial management
written and verbal communication skills
critical and creative thinking and analytical skills
in written and spoken English
to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider permit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at
least three suitable referees and their telephone contacts, a letter from an
Area local Council Representative and send address them to;
Senior Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: (Please indicate the role you are applying for
in the subject line of your application.)
NB: Applications can be
hand delivered to the district offices and the nearest Action Africa Help
Deadline: 28th October
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