Project Officer Dutch NGO Careers – Terre des Hommes

Job Title:     Project Officer
Organisation: Terre des Hommes  
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, rescues
children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can
continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes Netherlands
in Africa focuses within the Child Exploitation Theme on Sexual Exploitation of
Children, the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration,
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and on Child Protection in
Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des
Hommes Netherlands develops and implements programmes, through local partners.
As part of its multi-year strategic plan (2016-2020) Terre des Hommes
Netherlands plans to increase its support to comprehensive Programs addressing
Child Exploitation in Africa.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer is responsible for providing technical substantive, organizational and
administrative support in the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting
of projects and / or country programmes in line with defined objectives and
quality. The post holder is expected to build capacity and support partners to
deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with
Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ strategy, policies and procedures, and as per
partner contracts as entered between Terre des Hommes Netherlands and the
partners. S/he will also be expected to strengthen good coordination with
partners and relevant networks. The Project Officer Uganda works within the
Country Team (CT) for Uganda, and receives hierarchical leadership from the
Program Development Manager (PDM) to whom he/she reports. He/she will, in close
collaboration and consultation with the country and regional team, advise and
act on the development, implementation and monitoring of the various projects
under the child protection programme in Uganda. This will be done in close collaboration
with, and support to, the project partners in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate company policy:
  • Coordinates and checks the execution of
    the work taking the necessary improvement measurements and informing
    affected partners .
  • Keenly analyse the project partners’
    context and operational, organisational and project management,
    participate in planning of proposed projects, budgets, and evaluate
    whether the proposed project is in line with Terre des Hommes Netherlands’
    policies,Country strategy and laid–down selection criteria such as
    formulated within the Calls for Proposals.
  • Prepare the necessary documentation for
    approval of new and on-going partnerships and project proposals according
    to the Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ guidelines
  • Advise whether or not to give the proposal
    further consideration and discuss the analysis with the country team, and
    others as appropriate, in preparation for final decision making.
Programme results for the partner and programme portfolio:
  • Support and monitor the project partners
    through regular communications and programme visits at least once per
    quarter and ensure that programme and finance commitments as per partner
    contracts are being fulfilled. Liaise with the Finance and Administration
    Officer regarding budgets and expenditure.
  • Ensure that all scheduled partner and
    project reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered and
    verified in a timely and that they are of good quality, according to Terre
    des Hommes Netherlands’ standards, analyse the received information and
    compile the necessary reports to Country team.
  • Support the Marketing and Communication
    Officer at the Regional Office with information and materials for
    marketing and communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
  • Inform relevant
    persons/organisations/institutions on support given to project partners,
    project activities and expected results. Maintain the database and
    regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all
Capacity building of partners:
  • Identify together with project partners
    areas for further improvement on management and/ or programme quality of
    project partners and define frameworks, procedures and indicators oriented
    towards improved organisational and project management.
  • Guide/provide continuous coaching to
    project partners, give capacity building training and give direction so
    that they improve on quality of work, efficiency, effectiveness of the
    desired outputs and sustainability of results.
  • Safeguard project quality by maintaining
    an overview of supported projects and evaluating the quality of work and
    results. Ensure that project partners follow the terms and conditions of
    the signed agreements; facilitate them to keep track of key factors in
    project management, implementation and monitoring of results.
Maintaining contacts:
  • Maintains internal and external work
    contacts. If necessary, maintains contacts with relevant parties regarding
    their own area of interest.
  • When delegated, actively participate in
    relevant meetings and maintain TdH NL presence in networks.
Improve workflows:
  • As part of a team, translate developments
    and situation specific information into thematic and country annual and
    strategic policies.
  • To assist in the continuous assessment of
    child protection needs and gaps in the country in order to ensure that
    these are appropriately reflected in project strategies and interventions.
  • To identify new trends and developments in
    the area of child exploitation.
  • As and when relevant, coordinate
    activities of assigned consultants for specific tasks, such as evaluation,
  • Perform any other duties as relevant for
    the country programme as ass and as can reasonably be expected from the
    position, in consultation with the country team.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Bachelor’s
    degree in development studies, project management, child rights or
    relevant fields
  • At least three years of experience in a
    similar position
  • Experience with Child Rights based
    programming is an advantage
  • Experience with Lobby & Advocacy
  • Proven experience in capacity building of
    civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of and experience in project
    cycle management, including the use of Theory of change and other planning
  • Experience with financial management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills-
    written and orally
  • Planning, organizing, cooperation,
    performance oriented,
  • High degree of taking initiative and
    working independently
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send a motivation letter
and curriculum vitae via e-mail to: clearly
demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position.. Applicants
must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Uganda.
Deadline: 22nd
January 2018

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