3 Project Officer Non-profit Job Vacancies – Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Organisation: Habitat
for Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: VGH
Manager
About US:
Habitat for Humanity
International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The
purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of
conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and
religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for
Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational
Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in
Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for
our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe,
the Middle East and Africa work.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer  will play the lead role of overseeing Habitat
for Humanity Uganda’s project activities for Orphans and other Vulnerable
Children (OVC). The position calls for a high level of integrity, collaboration
and networking at Local and District Level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Overseeing all aspects of program implementation and ensuring
    consistency of approach in the target communities.
  • Provision of leadership and support to sub-county and lower level
    community members engaged in the project activities.
  • Conduct community meetings to identify and document OVC families
    that are in need of shelter and other house related services.
  • Conduct family assessments of the identified families to benefit in
    shelter support.
  • Support the already existing groups and formation of caregiver’s
    initiatives and skills building.
  • Support the construction supervisor in all house construction
    processes.
  • Increasing Resilience by building key life skills.
  • Educate caregivers and older children in succession planning &
    Inheritance Rights.
  • Educate caregivers and older OVC in Water Hygiene & Sanitation
    (WASH).
  • Educate caregivers Malaria preventive and Adolescent Reproductive
    Health (ASRH)
  • Educate targeted communities about HIV/AIDs care and prevention.
  • Psychosocial counselling to orphans and households affected by
    HIV/AIDS
  • Training in livelihood security
  • Educate the caregivers in Street Business School (SBS) Skills.
  • Ensure youth are trained in vocational skills.
  • Reporting and Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability & Learning
    (MEAL)
  • Ensuring the activities are carried out within the approved budget,
    on schedule and according to the approved plan.
  • Ensuring a high standard of financial accountability for the project
    activities
  • Formation & support of the existing groups and Skills building
  • Identify and develop a data base of the OVC families that are in
    need of shelter & vocational skills training and other house related
    services.
  • Participate in advocacy initiatives for OVC at all district levels.
  • Conduct community feedback meetings.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in social work or its equivalent
    (additional qualifications are an added advantage).
  • Three years of NGO project/program related implementation and
    management preferably within the HIV/AIDs/ Housing Sector.
  • Proven field based experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS, OVC, or
    related programs.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS/OVC
    programming/Livelihood approaches and knowledge of similar programs in the
    country.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English/local
    language.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in networking, advocacy and lobbying with the local level
    government and other organizations.
  • Ability to work and live in rural setting



Personal Attributes:
  • High level of Integrity
  • Open to learning
  • Able to build positive professional relationship
  • Proven field experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability
    & learning of community projects.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and evidence of a valid rider’s
    licence.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to plan, implement, track the annual targets & Report.
  • Ability to make bold and timely decision.
  • Ability to communicate in the local language of the community.
  • Ability to work under a deadline and pressure
  • Ability to take initiatives to advance the program
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, a
detailed CV and copies of relevant academic credentials via email addressed to:
The Human Resource Department. The position applied for should be indicated in
the subject line of the E-mail.
Email to: noffice@hfhuganda.org
Deadline: 5th July 2019
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