Project Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mental Health Uganda

Organisation: Mental
Health Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Mental Health Uganda
is a non-government disabled people’s organization that works with people with
mental health problems.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will mainly entail
fundraising, capacity building of groups of persons living with mental
disabilities, and partnership building and collaborations at national and local
grassroots groups in a dynamic, creative and committed manner with an emphasis
on integration through a rights based approach.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in developing a resource mobilization plan
    highlighting priority areas relating to MHU objectives, grant concept
    papers and proposals
  • Assess Programme effectiveness and identify opportunities for new
  • Plan, oversee and ensure high quality and timely Programme
  • Support capacity development initiatives of grassroots groups
    through training, monitoring of progress, and mentoring;
  • Support network/coalition/alliance-building for joint advocacy at
    national and grassroots groups and constituents;
  • Attend partners and coalitions meetings;
  • Provide coordination and innovation in managing grassroots groups
    with a focus on community integration;
  • Support communities to identify priority areas and participate in
    budgeting processes at the local level;
  • Develop and spearhead periodic advocacy campaigns/ initiatives on
    the emerging mental health issues;
  • Documentation of success stories, lessons learnt, and sustainability
    mechanisms to work as benchmarks for future project intervention.
  • Participate in Programme learning, knowledge generation and
  • Prepare and submit reports on activities, programs and as directed
    by the supervisor;
  • Carry out any other assignment given by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in social work, Development
    Studies, Community development Community psychology or project management
    with a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in a civil society
    organisation. A post graduate education in any of the related fields will
    be an advantage.
  • A good understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons
    with Disabilities and substantive knowledge of disability rights.
  • Demonstrated experience volunteering or work with people with mental
  • Demonstrated knowledge on mental health rights (desirable).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Experience in working with community-based groups in Uganda.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Integrity, team work, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the country.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should email a one page motivation letter and resume as
one document and addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager,
Mental Health Uganda at subject line “Project
Officer.” The Motivation letter must include a description of how the candidate
fulfills the criteria under the person specification. The Letter must also
include your salary expectations and the details of 2 suitable referees who can
comment on the candidate’s ability. Interviews are expected to take place in
January. He/ she should be ready to start 1st February. The successful
candidate will receive a two year contract subject to renewal upon a
satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Persons with disabilities
are highly encouraged to apply including those with a living experience of mental
Deadline: 28th December 2018
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