Projects Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Job Title:    Projects Officer
Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of
Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network
– is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan,
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995,
the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn
region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting
women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating
women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala,
Uganda and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Projects
Officer will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
of the SIHA project currently in the region, through a series of activities and
grassroots capacity building, project mentoring and evaluation as well as the
conducting of local-level advocacy, awareness, and education activities.
Specific project documentation will be made available to the PO upon agreement
The PO will be SIHA’s main contact point for all elements of the projects
occurring in and around Uganda in addition to being involved in regional
activities as requested by the SIHA Secretariat.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure efficient and effective
    implementation of project tasks;
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate Projects
    activities particularly in Uganda and ensuring effective outputs;
  • Provide financial management, ensuring
    transparency and accuracy in financial reporting;
  • Refine and monitor the project
    implementation time line, suggesting modifications as necessary;
  • Work closely with SIHA’s Regional Director
    (RD) and Regional Programmes Officer (RPO) and other SIHA programme staff;
  • Work closely with SIHA’s local-level
    partners in the project, supporting them in the implementation of the
    project or as otherwise requested by the SIHA Secretariat;
  • Uphold donor and SIHA reporting
    requirements in reference to the project;
  • Ensure adequate stakeholder connections
    are established in Uganda, and that project activities can be safely
    shared with various stakeholders;
  • Facilitate for the planning of all SIHA
    public and stakeholder events;
  • Facilitate the conduct of any and all
    necessary SIHA research work in Uganda.
  • Act as SIHA’s contact for Uganda, alerting
    Regional SIHA Secretariat staff in Kampala to regional activities, events,
    political/social trends, and opportunities for furthering SIHA’s core
    objectives in Uganda and across the Horn of Africa;
  • Facilitate visits to the field from SIHA
    Secretariat staff, assisting with necessary logistic arrangements;
  • Participate, as requested, in SIHA
    meetings, trainings, events;
  • Liaise regularly with SIHA member
    organizations in Uganda, providing SIHA’s Regional Secretariat with
    updates and other information as needed;
  • Perform any other duties as deemed
    necessary by SIHA or SIHA’s member organizations in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a University-level education in human rights, women’s rights, project
    management, development / humanitarian studies, gender studies, law, or a
    related field;
  • Previous experience working in the human
    rights / non-governmental organization sector, with ability to provide
    relevant references;
  • Strong experience in working grassroots
    community and ability to lead community based projects is essential
  • The candidate for this position should have
    strong knowledge and understanding of Uganda Political and economic
    context particularly Northern Uganda; West Nile and Karamoja regions .
    Added advantage is knowledge of and interest in the Horn of Africa, Sudan,
    South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Show commitment to women’s rights and the
    principles of gender equality and interest in social movements is
    essential, with proven track-record on right-based programming and
    grassroots project management combined with field work experience being a
    precondition for shortlisting.
  • Show commitment to women at the grassroots
    level and their essential role in promoting the improvement of conditions
    for women and girls across the Horn of Africa.
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of quantitative
    and qualitative research methods, ability to collect and document
    information is central in to this post.
  • Multi-tasking skills with ability to put
    in extra hours during peak periods of activity;
  • Proven knowledge of local-level political
    / social / cultural dynamics;
  • Proven knowledge of local-level
    stakeholders, persons of influence, and the ability to liaise with these
    actors in reference to SIHA work in the region;
  • Ability to travel within Uganda and abroad
    as required;
  • Punctual, attentive, and enthusiastic;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
C.V., contact details for three professional references, application letter and
two samples of writing, preferably proposals you have written, to
Please enter ‘Application Materials: SIHA Project Officer” in the subject
Deadline: 9th January 2018

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