Project Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mental Health Uganda

Job
Title:            
 Project
Officer
Organisation: Mental
Health Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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
    projects;
  • Plan, oversee and ensure high quality and timely Programme
    implementation;
  • 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
    management;
  • 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
    disabilities
  • 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 mhu@mentalhealthuganda.org 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
disability.
Deadline: 28th December 2018
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