Project Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)

Organization: Uganda
Women’s Network (UWONET)
Funding Source: Democratic Governance facility (DGF)
Duty Station:
Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator Women’s Leadership and Democratic Governance
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Network (UWONET) is an advocacy and lobbying coalition of national women’s
organisations, institutions and individuals in Uganda formed in 1993. Uganda
Women’s Network membership comprises of 16 national women’s Organisations and
individuals. UWONET stands to promote and enhance networking, collective
visioning and action among membership and different actors working towards
development and the transformation of unequal gender relations in Uganda.  UWONET focuses on influencing policy changes
in respect to women in governance and decision-making, Gender Based violence,
and economic empowerment. UWONET also works towards networking with various
stakeholders, documentation and sharing information as well as capacity
building of women’s organisations.
About DGF Project:
implementing a project on women and youth empowerment for leadership and
women’s rights with support from the Democratic Governance facility (DGF).  The project is three years and is being
implemented under a consortium arrangement with three national  women’s rights based organisations and these
are; Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE); Action for Development (ACFODE);
the Women’s Democracy Network-Uganda Chapter (WDN-U).  The project is three years and is implemented
in 45 districts of Uganda including; Busia, Butaleja, Wakiso, Buikwe, Mukono,
Namayingo, Kibuuku, Bukedea, Mbale, Mityana, Mubende, Kiboga,  Apac, Oyam, Kaberamaido, Rakai,  Amolator, Kalangala, Kibale, Masaka , Kanungu
and Kabale,  Luuka, Namutamba, Kamuli,
Mayuge, Bugiri, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Omoro, Luwero, Mpigi, Nakaseka, Katakwi,
Serere, Kumi, Lamwo, Agago, Yumbe, Nebbi, Koboko ,  Adjumani, Moyo, Zombo, Arua
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure effective and efficient project
    implementation as per plans and expected outputs and outcomes
  • Document all activities under the
    project, successes, best practices, lessons learnt, challenges and
  • Develop policy documents i.e. policy
    briefs and newsletters in respect to the project
  • Ensure effective utilization of
    resources and accountability
  • Support in participatory planning
    processes for implementation of the project
  • Assist 
    Project  Coordinator  in 
    preparation  of  progress 
    reports  (quarterly,  annual, 
    final) and respond to the queries related to project.
  • Other responsibilities as directed by
    Programme Coordinator and Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Project Officer (Women and Youth
    Empowerment for Leadership and Women’s Rights) must hold a Degree in law
    or political science, Development studies, Local Governance, gender and
    women’s rights and any other related field. Masters in either field will
    be of added advantage.
  • Five years’ experience in working on gender,
    women’s rights and political representation and local governance.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    political and geographically structure of Uganda
  • Demonstrable experience of producing
    high-quality, credible and learning-focused project results.
  • Ability to produce analytical and
    concise reports.
  • Must be an excellent team player with
    networking abilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project
    management (including project cycle, logical framework and participatory
  • Previous experience in qualitative and
    quantitative research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience in data
    software and management systems an advantage
  • Flexible and a good team player
  • Effective communication (spoken and
    written)  and time management
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Must be willing to travel extensively
    within and outside the region as may be required.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including; 
a motivational cover letter, Copy of CV with 3 updated contact details
of referees, copies of educational certificate to the Executive Director via
email: OR  hand
delivery Plot 710, Block 216, Mirembe Close, Buuye Kigowa, Ntinda. Kampala.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. The selected candidate must be
ready to start work immediately.
Deadline: 18th June 2018 by 5:00pm
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