Project Officer UK NGO Jobs – Saferworld

Job Title:      Project Officer
Organization: Saferworld
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Saferworld is an
independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and
build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve
their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies
and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through
supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our
conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice
services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact
of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive
political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and
accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will support the effective
delivery of the project ‘strengthening inclusive development and equal access
to resources for marginalised groups in northern Uganda’, and will be
responsible for the regular day-to-day implementation, documentation, and
operations of project activities. The project seeks to contribute to greater
inclusion and more equitable access to resources, the benefits of development,
and realisation of natural resource rights for poor and marginalised youth,
women and men in Uganda. This position is based in Gulu with regular travel to
Kampala and other parts of the country.         
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the
effective delivery of the project and take responsibility for the day-to-day
implementation, documentation and operation of project activities;
  • Assist the project coordinator in coordinating work with partners to
    deliver timely and high quality activities, including training,
    consultation, research and analysis;
  • Assist with the delivery of training, including designing,
    facilitating or co-facilitating where necessary;
  • Build and maintain strong relations with staff in partner
    organisations who are working on project implementation;
  • Ensure timely completion of internal reporting requirements and
    contribute to the completion of donor reports;
  • Assist with the development and regular revision of project work
    plans for Saferworld staff and partners;
  • Monitor project budgets on a monthly basis in coordination with
    colleagues to ensure optimum expenditure of funds and timely and
    accountable financial reporting by local partners.
Build and maintain
effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s work in Uganda;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with project
  • Contribute to the strengthening of Saferworld’s coordination with
    other civil society organisations, national and international
    peacebuilding actors in Uganda;
  • Represent Saferworld at external meetings, and promote lessons
    learnt from the organisation’s work.
Ensure regular
liaison and information sharing with other parts of Saferworld
  • Contribute to cross-organisational learning and sharing, including
    drafting pieces for the weekly internal news;
  • Ensure effective communication of project activities, results and
    lessons learnt within Saferworld, including contributing to organisational
    outcome harvesting workshops and biannual reporting.
Support ongoing
monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the project’s work
  • In collaboration with the research, monitoring, evaluation and
    learning coordinator, monitor the impact of Saferworld’s work in Uganda
    and participate in regular debriefings and lesson learning sessions with
    Saferworld and partners;
  • Maintain a database of project outcomes;
  • Coordinate staff and donor monitoring visits and evaluations as
  • Write timely and accurate activity reports and support the project
    manager in the drafting of donor reports.          

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Saferworld Project Officer job must hold
    a recognised first degree or professional qualification in either: peace
    and conflict studies, social sciences or development studies or equivalent
    relevant experience;
  • At least two to three years of experience working on peace and/or
    governance issues in a non- governmental organisation;
  • A good understanding of peace, governance, and conflict sensitivity,
    and an active interest in the workings of civil society;
  • Knowledge and experience of working on gender-sensitive programming
    would be an advantage;
  • A good understanding of conflict sensitive programming is desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of project administration, planning and
  • Experience with peacebuilding and land-related projects would be an
  • Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars is
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
  • Ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups;
  • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision;
  • Good report-writing skills with excellent written and spoken
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and team working skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of internet for research;
  • Skills in participatory approaches to research and programming.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete
application form, download
 and send to
Please cite the reference as UgPO1
Deadline: 24th February 2019
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