Entry Level Project Officer Job Opportunities – Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)



Job
Title:              
 Project
Officer
Organisation: Agency
for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) 
Duty Station: Kyagegwa,
Uganda
Reports to: Field
Coordinator

About US:
ACTED (Agency for
Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization
created in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a
strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to
non-discrimination and transparency principles. ACTED’s vocation is to support
vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in the construction of a
better future. The programmes implemented by ACTED in Africa, Asia, Middle East
and Latin America/Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations
affected by wars, natural catastrophes and/or economic and social crisis. ACTED
has been present in Uganda since 2007, and currently implements its
interventions in Karamoja, WestNile, South West and Northern Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Project Officer is responsible for
assisting the daily Programme implementation of ACTED activities in Kyegegwa
District (Kyaka II refugee settlement) and the surrounding host community. The
Project Officer being based in the area office, with daily travel to activity
locations, his main and most important objective will be to undertake community
based activities to ensure the delivery of the agreed project objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Activity Planning:
·        
Draft
and coordinate weekly and monthly work plans and share with the field
coordinator according to weekly/monthly objectives
·        
Maintain
relevant files of all activity plans, beneficiary lists, and other records
·        
Coordinate
with group leaders in all activity planning processes and ensure maximum
participation
·        
Consult
and coordinate with staffs of other development projects to ensure efficiency
in resource use and strong synergy in planning and implementation for maximum
impact
Activity
Implementation:
·        
Carry
out the mobilization, sensitization, identification and registration of group
project beneficiaries
·        
Identify,
train and support community based facilitators, from within the beneficiary
community
·        
Carry
out profiling of all the beneficiary groups and group members selected to
benefit under the programme
·        
Organize
and conduct all planned trainings in a professional and quality manner
·        
Support
the tree nursery group executive committees in areas of business development,
coordination, lobbying and advocacy,
·        
Mentor
community based facilitators and model beneficiaries in areas of leadership,
management, good agricultural practices.
·        
Carry
out needs assessments and communicate any development needs to the senior
officer while copying the project officer.
·        
Support
the beneficiaries to fully participate in the cash for work activities
·        
Ensure
cash transfers are made in a compliant manner, including following up with all
beneficiaries, liaising with project manager and supporting all methods used to
mitigate fraud
Reporting:
·        
Compile
and submit quality daily, weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner.
·        
Provide
briefs of all external engagements including meetings and other functions
·        
Document
best practices, success stories and share with the line manager
·        
Ensure
quality photographic documentation is included in all reports (including upload
of a minimum of 10 pictures per week onto project whatsapp group)
Networking with
relevant stakeholders:
·        
Attend
all relevant stakeholder meetings especially at the sub-county and district
levels including coordination meetings, budget conferences, etc
·        
Coordinate
with all other livelihoods working groups/ partners in your area of work to
eliminate duplication of activities
·        
Incorporate
documented innovations into the implementation so as to improve programme
quality and strategy
.
·        
Be
effective partnership manager with field level stakeholders
Asset Management:
·        
Ensure
all assets entrusted under your custody are safe and secure
·        
Update
logistics officer and the senior field officer/project officer on state of the
motorcycles in use on regular basis
·        
Ensure
accurate filling and timely sub-mission of log books to logistics
·        
Ensure
data in the laptops are regularly backed up for safety



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
applicant for the ACTED Project Officer job placement should possess a Diploma
or Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture-related field
·        
Two
years of experience with NGO in similar field
·        
Knowledge
of Permaculture will be a strong advantage
·        
Languages
fluency in English, Kiswahili and local language
·        
Local
recruits from Kyegegwa district will be prioritized for this recruitment 

How to Apply:
 All suitably qualified and interested
candidates are invited to send their applications accompanied by detailed CV
and daytime telephone numbers of three professional referees to
Uganda.jobs@acted.org. The subject line should read Project Officer

Deadline: 18th June 2018 by 5.00pm

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