2 Project Assistant DFID Project Job Placements – Build Africa

Organisation: Build Africa
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Us:
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in
Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and
Livelihood improvement. BAU currently works in 13 j districts with its field
programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
Build Africa is currently implementing a number of projects from different
About DFID Project:
Build Africa currently works in 13 districts in Uganda with its field
programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
Build Africa’s MumsRead project is a 3 year project to be part funded with
UKaid from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID)
and will be implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts. The project targets
2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at ensuring that they are able
to better support their children’s wellbeing and are playing a more impactful
role in their homes and communities using new skills, including functional
levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will use culturally appropriate
entry point of child-care skills for young mothers to then further equip them
with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial management to
enable them to take a more active role in their homes and communities, changing
the’ landscape for their own children and leading to a virtuous development
cycle beyond the life of the project.
Job Summary:  The Project Assistant will have field level
responsibility for the implementation of the MumsRead Project in Kiryandongo
and Oyam districts. The job-holder will provide field level support and
oversight for project implementation and will be expected to continually
observe the day-to-day effectiveness of the project delivery, noting and
reporting any areas where improvements are possible. With support from the PM,
S/he will work on the project in carrying out the agreed project activities,
including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities, and monitoring
and reviewing project impact. S/he will work closely with the project partners
but also collaboratively with other staff in BAU on project management, MEL and
reporting to the donors

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    relevant degree (Education, Gender, Development Studies, Social work and Community
    based development
  • Three years of related work experience on
    development projects, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience of direct working with
    communities and children
  • The applicant should have experience in
    community mobilization approaches with proven experience in Adult Literacy
    and Gender interventions^
  • Proven experience and clinical knowledge
    of managing community projects
  • Knowledge in data collection approaches,
    methods and tools
  • Should be proactive in thinking and able
    to question the status quo in their day to day work.
  • Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict
    sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Harm Programming.
  • A person of high integrity that will
    follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and
  • Experience of developing and facilitating
    training sessions within low literacy communities
  • Effective communication and listening
  • Willing to speak up and proactively raise
  • Good report writing and computer skills
    including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid
    riding permit
  • A good team player.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under sometimes harsh
    field conditions
  • Knowledge and experience of working in
    rural communities in Kiryandongo and Oyam is an added
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated
CV/resume which should include your contact information and three professional
referees, state your current salary and expectations. Send to;
The Human Resources Officer, Kampala or
Email to: recruit@build-africauganda.org
Physically submit applications to the address below;
Build Africa Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Plot 431 & 424, Central
Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O Box 7224 Kampala. Tel 0414 267828
Build Africa Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road,
P.O. Box 350 Kumi. Tel 0392 769648
Build Africa Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent,
P.O. Box 66 Masindi. Tel 0465420171
Deadline: 23rd March 2018
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