Programme Officer – Resource Use and Rights Irish NGO Jobs – Trócaire

Organization: Trócaire
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Programme Manager – Resource Rights
About US:
Trócaire is one of
Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International
Development. Trócaire works through local partners and being the development
arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as
Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation
as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin
planning for beyond this period.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support to
Programme Partners (50%)
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with partner staff.
  • Build technical capacity of partners on sustainable agriculture
    through on-the-job training, monitoring visits, workshops, exchange visits
    and formal technical training.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Manager build the technical
    capacity of partners on VSLA and GALS through on-the-job training,
    monitoring visits, workshops, exchange visits and formal technical
    training.
  • Support partner staff to develop project proposals, budgets and work
    plans that meet programme objectives.
  • Mentor and guide partner staff in planning, implementation,
    documentation and monitoring of activities especially sustainable
    agriculture activities.
  • Build organisational capacity of partners through the Trócaire
    Partner Capacity Assessment and support process ensuring plans are drafted
    and implemented effectively.
  • Lead implementation of partner capacity assessments and ensure
    partner capacity building plans are drafted and implemented effectively.
  • Support partners to adopt a women’s empowerment approach to all
    project activities.
  • Support partner organisations to comply with Trócaire’s Child
    Protection and Safeguarding for International Programmes policies through
    policy development and roll-out.
Monitoring and
Evaluation (15%)
  • In coordination with the Programme Manager ensure timely and
    accurate M&E of activities to ensure the partner projects remain on
    track and aligned to the programme outcomes and targets.
  • Provide guidance and support to partners on the effective use of
    Results Based Management.
  • Ensure all assigned partners are using the programme M&E
    guidance including the global indicators.
  • Conduct quarterly field visits to all assigned partners (average
    4-6), ensuring project activities are on track and providing support and
    feedback on implementation. Visits should average 5-7 days.
  • Ensure accurate records for the projects are kept in line with
    Trócaire and donor guideline in both hard and soft form including
    Salesforce.
  • Provide logistical support for relevant programme activities and
    events.
  • Document and share learning with partners, Trócaire staff and
    externally where appropriate.
  • Collect case studies and provide content demonstrating the impact of
    the projects for donor reports and other publications.
  • Provide administrative support to the Programme Manager as required,
    including for summaries, contracts, project closure and partner and
    project files.
Financial
Management (15%)
  • In conjunction with the Programme Accountant, review partner budgets
    and financial reports and ensure compliance with Trócaire and donor
    policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Accountant monitor the Trócaire
    Minimum Requirements for Partners for all designated partners.
  • Monitor budget expenditure on a monthly basis for Institutional
    Funded grants you are assigned to.
  • Preparation and timely transfer of grants to partners.
  • Conduct join monitoring visits with the finance team.
Administration and
Knowledge Management (10%)
  • Ensure accurate records for the projects are kept in line with
    Trócaire and donor guideline in both hard and soft form including
    Salesforce.
  • Provide logistical support for relevant programme activities and
    events.
  • Document and share learning with partners, Trócaire staff and
    externally where appropriate.
  • Collect case studies and provide content demonstrating the impact of
    the projects for donor reports and other publications.
  • Provide administrative support to the Programme Manager as required,
    including for summaries, contracts, project closure and partner and
    project files.
Others:
  • Participate in team meetings, programme annual review meetings and
    any other meetings as required. Undertake any other responsibilities
    assigned by the country management team or Programme Manager – Resource
    Rights.
  • Provide guidance to other programmes on issues related to
    sustainable agriculture and other technical areas as assigned by the
    programme manager.
  • Networking with other INGOs, Church structures and other local NGOs
    as assigned by the Programme Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Trocaire Programme Officer – Resource Use and
    Rights job must hold a third level qualification in: Agriculture, Social
    Science, Development Studies, or a related area.
  • At least five years of experience working in an international or
    local organisation in Uganda or abroad.
  • Minimum three years of working in Sustainable Agriculture
    programming especially agro-ecological approaches.
  • Experience working on VSLAs or similar programming
  • Minimum three years working in a partnership focused organisation.
  • Sustainable agriculture especially agro-ecological approaches
  • Capacity-building and accompaniment skills
  • Proven results-based management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills,
    particularly in promoting organisational learning.
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and
    problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills and an aptitude for designing
    projects and proposals.
  • Good financial skills, particularly in designing and managing
    budgets.
  • Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and
    with internet/email.
  • Capable of working efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Commitment to Trócaire’s Vision, Mission and Values and an
    understanding of a partnership approach to development.
  • Sympathetic understanding of the Catholic Church’s role in relief
    and development.
  • Ability to work with women and men from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated and active commitment to gender equality and Women’s
    Empowerment and an ability to influence and engage others to support gender
    issues.
  • Ability to work to deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn on-the-job, and an interest in learning about the
    context, issues and strategies of Trócaire’s programming in Uganda
  • Willingness to travel frequently in country.
  • Able to work irregular hours on an occasional basis.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take initiative.
  • Strong team player who is able to establish solid working
    relationships with colleagues in country as well as in Head Office.
  • Clear understanding of policy issues impacting sustainable
    agriculture in Uganda
  • General understanding of resource rights and economic empowerment in
    Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Trócaire should send their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 21st February 2019
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