Senior Project Officer Canadian Non-profit Jobs – Raising the Village International (RTV)

Job Title:      Senior Project Officer
Organization: Raising the Village International (RTV)
Duty Station:  Kisoro / Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Program
Director and Programs Director
About US:
Raising The Village International (RTV) is a Canadian non-profit
organization which works in works with hard to reach “last-mile” villages in
Uganda focused on ending extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of
scarcity, nurturing income-generation activities and building local capacity,
while moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency.
                                          
Job Summary: The Senior Project
Officer will work with RTV project partners, prospective villages, staff
members, and coordinates with parties, and supports all aspects of project
through its development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Weekly Activities
        
Report weekly plan of activities and key
deliverables to RPS every Friday for coming week
        
Review weekly plans and activities and key
deliverables for review with RPS
        
Debrief with RPS on progress on specific tasks
on Wednesday, and every Friday full project report (covering deliverables, key
issues and risks, key activities in villages under portfolio)
        
Identify key issues and risks for projects
during project reporting
        
Prepare
Kisoro/Kanungu office accountability and ensure bi-weekly (by 14th
and 28th) submission to head office of records and receipts for portfolio.
KEY OUTPUTS: Weekly
Report and Status Updates for portfolio of personnel
Quarterly and Annual
Activities
        
Collect and Create Monitoring and Evaluation
content for M&E team on a regular and timely basis
        
Ensure the completion of Monitoring and
Evaluation content for M&E team by staff responsible
KEY OUTPUTS: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Data Reporting
Project Specific Activities
Assessment:
        
Coordinate contacts and planning of initial
project visits and prepare budgets
        
Conduct the initial project visits for
prospective visits, and resolve any challenges pertaining to visit
        
Create the recommendations and content for
discussion with team for project selection
        
Conduct the full community assessment and
populate necessary data for design and load into dropbox
        
Collect additional information and document key
contact information of (LC3, LC1, CDO, and specific individuals) and manage
relationships as a primary point of contact
Data Collection:
        
Identify recommendations of key initiatives and
their priority
        
Coordinate, plan, budget, and schedule key
initiatives and data collection activities
        
Complete Work plan , Budget and  Project Viability Models and additional plans
and load into dropbox
        
Complete program designs, and act as first line
of review and Conduct project review with the RPS, OM, NPO, and peer review for
approval
Implementation:
        
On-going Management of Workplan, Budget, and
Reporting of portfolio
        
Management of infrastructure programs
        
Sourcing, management, and completion of training
and facilitation programs
        
Implementation of programming and act as a first
level of officer escalation and resolution
        
Monitor performance of programs and maintenance
of portfolio
        
Identification and addressing of risks and
issues in portfolio
        
Project reporting at the weekly, monthly, and
quarterly levels
Project Management and Expense
Reporting
        
Conduct on-going interviews of leadership and
community on performance, participation, and perceptions
        
Track and review on-going financial reports and
progress
        
Complete necessary reporting for government and
grants
        
Oversee on-going growth and development
programming
Monitoring and Evaluation:
        
Collection of monitoring and evaluation data on
a timely basis of portfolio
        
Analysis of data and recommendations to RPS and
program team of changes, revisions, and additions
        
Review, validation and reporting of data
collected
Methodology
        
On-going contributions and designs to
Methodology and Development for enhancements
        
Submission of requests to the methodology and
development team
        
Implementation of Methodology and Development
pilots



Qualifications and Education
Requirements
        
The ideal candidate for the Raising the Village
(RTV) Senior Project Officer job placement must hold a University Degree
in  Business Statistics, Project planning
and Development, Community Development, or related fields
        
Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in Project
planning and Management will be an added advantage.
        
At least five years of related working
experience, with three years at a senior management level.
        
Experience in project design and budgeting 
        
Strong English verbal and written
        
Fluent in local languages (Lufumbira/Lukiga)
        
Strong communication skills and team player
        
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Computer
skills
        
Project management at a village level with
implementation experience
        
Strong organizational skills
        
Energetic and physically able to hike on high
terrain, ability to travel for field work 80% of time
        
Self-starter
Personal and Skills Development
        
The Candidate should be able to complete
Performance Self – Assessment for June and December cycles
        
Complete staff performance reviews every
December
        
Develop skills and attend training on 2 focus
areas of: (health, agriculture, income-generation, education, infrastructure,
networking, programming, languages, etc.
        
Provide input in skills development of team
members under management
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of
application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and two
references as one document to: recruitment@raisingthevillage.org
NB:
  • Properly formatted PDF
    or Word documents are preferred.
  • Please indicate your
    position of interest in your email or subject line.
  • Resumes received after
    the deadline will still be considered in a future round.
Deadline: 19th March 2018
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