Fresher Project Officer Non-profit Jobs – Link Community Development

Job
Title:            
 Project
Officer
Organisation: Link
Community Development
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About US:
Link Community
Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to
transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural
areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in
1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million
children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide
governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and
support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the
most marginalised children.
Job Summary:  The project officer provides essential support
to a project, working with the Programme Manager and other team members to
achieve project success. He/she will support Link Community Development Uganda
align its focus to a changing context, and deliver quality basic education
programmes. He/she is required to report progress toward the achievement of
project goals, objectives and interventions using indicators in the project
documents. The Project Officer is the key locally based project contact for
Link Uganda STEAR Project. He/She will implement the project activities in line
with prepared work plans, budgets and the approved fund/project proposal.
He/she is responsible for planning, monitoring, and timely delivery of projects
activities while maintaining close consultations with the Programme Manager.
The Project Officer
makes collective decisions as a member of programme team on day to day
implementation of authorized Programme. Decisions that require consultation
with the supervisor/ Programme Director include major operational decision,
policies/procedural changes and financial decisions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Take
lead in field based assessment and selection of project beneficiaries.
·        
Compile
monthly, quarterly, and annual field reports according to the organization and
donor guidelines.
·        
Maintain
crucial project documents which track project progress. File all project
documents in an appropriate database or library, and ensure that all documents
are accurate.
·        
Identify
Problems or Risks that could affect the progression of the project and
communicate in a timely manner these items with the Project Manager, and work
to identify potential solutions.
·        
Closely
monitoring the project schedule and deadlines for each project task; regularly
check that every deadline is still possible, and report any potential delays to
the Project Manager.
·        
Provide
timely, effective and efficient delivery of Link Uganda planned programmes in the
field.
·        
Identify,
and effectively manage field based relationships, ensuring regular engagement,
networking, collaboration and coordination with key strategic partners in
government, and the relevant stakeholders for realization of the programme /
project objectives.
·        
Promote
internal lesson-learning within Link Uganda team to ensure effective knowledge
management on cross-cutting thematic issues.
·        
Ensure
timely, and accountable field narrative reports of programme/project activities
in compliance with the organization and donor requirements.
·        
Raise
the profile and visibility of LCD and its activities through supporting the
production and dissemination of appropriate IEC materials.
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned to you from time to time in line with your work by
your line managers.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Development studies or
related field
·        
Two
years of experience implementing programs in the development sector.
·        
Proven
budget management experience coupled with experience in implementing and
working in accordance with corporate structures, policies and practices.
·        
Extensive
knowledge of project design and implementation.
·        
Demonstrated
experience with participatory approaches to development, including capacity
building of local and government institutions.
·        
Experience
of using monitoring and evaluation tools (including surveys, questionnaires,
and interviews) and methods for supporting project management and analysing
progress.
·        
Proven
ability to deliver impact through working with vulnerable communities as part
of a multi-cultural, international team.
·        
Experience
of developing detailed project reports to ensure accountability and
transparency to project partners and other stakeholders
·        
Experience
of working with NGOs engaged in education development and programming
·        
Training
design, mentoring, and capacity building experience.
·        
Demonstrated
experience in community mobilization, capacity to engage community and all
levels of education stakeholders to promote right to and access to quality
education.
·        
High
level of professional and ethical conduct, and awareness and experience of
implementing child safeguarding policies and procedures.
·        
Ability
to communicate complex technical and sensitive information to a wide audience
in simple and engaging terms.
·        
Experience
in writing, editing and preparing communications materials, including layout
and design.
·        
Highly
articulate with demonstrable abilities in writing and publication.
·        
Advanced
skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word.
·        
Excellent
written and spoken English.
·        
Skills
in project planning, management, and implementation. Highly organised with
attention to detail and a proven ability to deliver results with minimal
supervision in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
·        
A strong
team player, able to support others to achieve.
·        
Willingness
to adapt to a changing environment.
·        
Must be
dynamic, creative, and passionate about delivering positive change in the
world.
·        
Motorcycle
riding skills, with a valid license or ready to learn how to ride.
Desirable
·        
A
postgraduate degree in a relevant field (Project Planning and Management,
Education, Monitoring and Evaluation skills).
·        
Understanding
of the National and international education sector.
·        
Familiarity
with digital data collection methods (e.g. Kobo Collect, Open Data Kit-ODK etc)
an advantage.
·        
Two
years of relevant experience in the development sector.
·        
Fluency
in locally used languages preferred.
·        
Familiarity
with supporting research.
·        
Knowledge
of Ms Office packages
·        
Familiarity
and competence in use of social media for development.
·        
Ability
to driver will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send an application form, Download
Here
and an equal opportunities monitoring form, Download
Here
to josephine@lcduganda.org with the subject line “Project Officer,
Uganda Application”
If asked for
interview, candidates should bring documentation with them to show that they
are fit for the role. This may include evidence from prior roles, evidence of
police checks, or relevant certificates. Please be aware that we will undertake
independent verification of this documentation.
Deadline: 19th July 2019
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