Project Officer Canadian NGO Jobs – Raising The Village (RTV)

Job Title:        Project Officer
Organisation: Raising
The Village (RTV)
Duty Station: Kisoro
/ Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Team
Lead
About US:
Raising The
Village  International (RTV) is a Canadian non-profit organization focused
on ending extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity,
nurturing income-generation activities and building local capacity, while
moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency.  
Job Summary:  The RTV Project Officers work to implement RTV
methodologies throughout the implementation and transition phase of a partner
village and cluster.  RTV’s work focuses
on improving household livelihoods, bringing people out of extreme poverty, and
therefore the work focuses largely on agriculture, livestock, water and
sanitation, health, Financial Literacy Trainings, Village Savings and Loans,
etc. They work in collaboration with various stakeholders, including government
officials, community members, suppliers amongst others.  The main focus is as follows:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implementation and
Facilitation
  • Development and management of workplans and budgets;
  • Coordination and facilitation of various training activities;
  • Implementation of programming as per project designs;
  • Monitor performance of programs and maintenance through follow-up
    community visits;
  • Identification of risks and issues and provide recommendations;
  • Conduct regular meetings with leadership and community members on
    performance, participation, and perceptions of RTV based projects;
  • Work with procurement officer to procure various materials
    (agriculture, livestock, etc.) for project purposes;
  • Responsible to verify goods prior to distribution and
    implementation.
Transition Role
  • Establishing and maintaining the integrity of community projects;
  • Ensure the outcome and adaptability of the activities introduced in
    the community are continued;
  • Implement transitional phase as per the workplan;
  • Support community members as required for adoption and compliance to
    RTV’s projects and methodologies;
  • Provide suggestions to management on potential activities that need
    to be redone, reviewed or introduced to ensure sustainability of RTV
    projects, methodologies and improvement in the lives of community members;
Reporting and
Administration
  • Report every Friday on completed and upcoming activities and key
    deliverables to Team Lead;
  • Debrief once a week with other staff regarding key issues, areas of
    success and areas in need of improvement to brainstorm possible solutions
    and next steps;
  • Identify key issues and risks for projects during project reporting;
  • Complete weekly financial request and submissions to the finance
    officer;
  • Prepare office accountability and ensure bi-weekly submission for
    receipts to Deputy/District Head;
  • Create forecasted monthly plan of activities as related to the
    project workplan;
  • Take photographs and share for data repository;
  • Conduct project design review meetings with respective partner
    villages and provide feedback as required to update project designs and
    budgets prior to implementation;
  • Develop implementation and transition workplans;
  • Participate in staff meetings
Monitoring and
Evaluation:
  • Project Officers support the Planning and Evaluation team in data
    collection, reporting and analysis providing feedback and recommendations
    to the Deputy/District Head, and the programs team.
Note: Other requirements as might be required by
their direct supervisor and/or management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Raising The Village (RTV) Project Officer job vacancy must hold a University Degree in Business, Economics,
    Community Development, or related field.
  • At least two years of work experience in community development
    programming, and a demonstrated long-term passion for community
    development.
Preferred Technical Skills
  • Organizes workload effectively while remaining aware of changing
    priorities and competing deadlines;
  • Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration
    special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and
    multiple reporting relationships;
  • Strong training and facilitation skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English;
  • Fluent in local languages where RTV works;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite;
  • Project management at a village level experience;
  • Experience working at community levels and to support their
    development;
  • Energetic and physically able to hike on high terrain, ability to
    travel 85% of time;
  • Able to work independently to accomplish tasks, but also as part of
    a team to achieve mutual goals and objectives;
  • Able to think outside of the box to provide plausible solutions to
    issues and challenges;
  • Strong work ethic, flexible, and able to build relationships with
    various stakeholders most notably colleagues, and community members.
How to Apply:
All candidates must
complete and upload their updated CVs in one PDF document to this form: Project
Officer with Raising The Village
Deadline: 6th March 2019
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