Project Officer NGO Job Careers – Penal Reform International

Job Title:       Project
Organisation: Penal
Reform International
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Penal Reform
believes in a fair and effective criminal justice system where offenders are
held to account, sentences are proportionate, and the primary purpose of prison
is rehabilitation not retribution. We want to see:
  • A reduction in unnecessary imprisonment
    through greater use of non-custodial alternatives
  • The improvement of prison conditions and
    the prevention of torture and ill-treatment
  • Child-friendly criminal justice systems
    which use detention only as a last resort
  • Proportionate and gender-sensitive
    responses to women offending
  • The abolition of the death penalty and
    the introduction of humane alternative sanctions.
Job Summary:    The Project Officer will create awareness
and accountability for human rights violations in the country, develop a toll
for sustained human rights observance thereby creating a basis for reform.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure systematic and timely monitoring and documentation oi human
    rights violations in line with international and regional standards.
  • Conducting fact-finding missions to target regions.
  • Advocacy at national regional and international level.
  • Writing and publicizing reports, briefing papers, letters, press
    releases, and submissions to national, regional and international bodies
    based on the findings.
  • Developing a lobbying and advocacy plan for effective and timely
    engagement with government officials, Inter-governmental agencies and the
    press on key human rights violations and key findings.
  • Develop a dissemination strategy.
  • Monitoring legislative and/or policy developments related to
    detainees’ rights.
  • Establish linkages with relevant governmental agencies and civil
    society organisations for effective implementation of the project.
  • Ensure strategic and ample visibility of interventions.
  • Manage Performance coordinate and monitor the work of the project
    team as well as setting performance indicators.
  • Prepare annual and quarterly project progress reports to the highest
  • Represent the organisation at different meetings organised by PRI
    partners as may be assigned.
  • Ensure proper use and care of all assets belonging to the
  • Establish linkages with other projects of the organisation
  • Supervise and mentor the project team.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree in International Human Rights, Law or related field. A post graduate qualification will be an
    added advantage.
  • Five years of working experience in human rights work at senior
  • Strong field research and documentation skills,
  • Ability to produce excellent written material under tight deadlines,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Report writing, analysis, editing skills,
  • Proficiency in the use of the MS Office, internet applications,
    social media tools and management information systems.
  • Good public relations,
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to build a
  • Strong managerial/leadership skills.
  • Results oriented, Self-motivated, Dedicated, Hardworking,
    Flexibility, Ready to handle impromptu demands in real time, High sense of
    innovation, Honesty, Integrity.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their cover letters (max 1 Page) describing the reasons for applying
for the particular position and relating to the content of this announcement.
Curriculum Vitae detailing educational history and work experience. All
applications should be sent to:
Deadline: 8th March 2019 
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