Project Officer – Lake Victoria Gold Project Jobs – Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

Organization: Fairtrade
Africa (FTA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL)
About US:
Fairtrade Africa
(FTA) is the umbrella network organisation representing Fairtrade certified
producers and workers in Africa. It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern
& Central Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and
North Africa. Established in 2005, FTA aims to effectively represent producers
and workers within the International Fairtrade system and provide services to
them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods. The FTA Board
directs policy and strategic development of the organisation.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will be the Local Liaison
for the implementation of the ACL Project and support local monitoring
activities within the overall Lake Victoria Gold Programme (herein referred to
as ‘The Projects’). This will entail mainly:
Coordinating and
supporting the implementation of the Projects’ activities in close cooperation
with all local implementing partners in Uganda.
Continuously monitor
progress and collection of data from ASM sites in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Overall
programme coordination for the ACL Project in Uganda based on a joint country
programme and workplan.
                    
The
co-development, constant review and support of the local implementation
strategy with the Project Managers of the ACL Project and the Lake Victoria
Gold Programme.
                    
Monitoring
the implementation of the projects plans and activities at field level with
diverse stakeholders, both local and international.
                    
Data
collection at respective ASM sites and regular update and reporting against the
Projects ESG Monitoring Framework.
                    
Supporting
the in-country programme team to deliver optimal results and flagging areas
where more action is needed.
                    
(Co)-organisation
of in-country workshops, planning and review meetings with implementing
partners and assisting in the reporting.
                    
Facilitate
shared learning and joint initiatives in regards to programme implementation in
country.
                    
Establish
and maintain stakeholder relations, including relations with the government
departments in all tiers (local and administrative) as well as key CSO’s and
development agencies / networks to enhance stakeholder engagement in the
project.
                    
Project
representative at local level and liaison for the Gold category in Uganda.
                    
Conduct
regular monitoring of Improvements and collection of data from beneficiaries,
partners and other stakeholders in the Projects.
                    
Support
annual planning of the ACL Project and the Lake Victoria Gold Programme lead by
respective Project Managers in collaboration with project partners and relevant
stakeholders.
                    
Travel
in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and occasionally internationally will be required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
applicant must hold a graduate level degree with at least 3 years relevant work
experience (required).
                    
Demonstrable
experience in coordinating projects, supporting work plan development and
implementation (required).
                    
Demonstrable
experience working with consortia of project partners and proven record in
effective multi-stakeholder engagement in projects (required).
                    
Demonstrable
experience in designing project monitoring frameworks, facilitating reviews and
in collection of data (required).
                    
Experience
in social development, formalisation of community groups/ rural enterprise
development (required).
                    
Experience
with Artisanal and Small-scale Miners or in Child Protection programmes
(desired).
                    
Excellent
written and spoken English and working knowledge of Swahili.
                    
A proven
track record in Project Management (planning, monitoring & report writing,
etc.)
                    
Strong
administrative and planning skills.
                    
Community
engagement, alliance building, negotiation and mobilisation skills
                    
Microsoft
Office computer skills.
                    
Proactive
and can-do attitude.
                    
Result
oriented, and able to use their initiative to reach objectives set.
                    
Able to
handle varied, demanding and complex tasks.
                    
Ability
to work independently.
                    
Willing
and capable of travel across East Africa.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 22nd April 2019
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