Programme Officer NGO Career Jobs – CBM

Title:    Programme
Organisation: CBM
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving
the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of
the world. The world is making progress in tackling poverty. However,
persons with disabilities are left behind. One in seven of us has a
disability. That is more than one billion people around the
world! 80 per cent of whom live in low middle income countries.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer
is responsible for
providing sound programmatic management to enable successful implementation and
achievement of all objectives and targets of key projects in Uganda. It demands
someone with a proactive and highly organized approach to coordination and
communication with partners, CBM offices and external stakeholders. The job
holder will ensure all CBM programming, reporting and partnership commitments
are met and will provide a critical support function for other staff within CBM
Uganda country office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project management
Coordination and oversight of all project planning, delivery, monitoring
and reporting activities of partners.
Management of all project steering committee activities, including
scheduling meetings and administration of key reference documents: work plan,
log-frame and risk register.
Conduct quarterly monitoring visits to partners, reviewing project
implementation and risks, as well as cross-cutting issues such as safeguarding
and gender equality.
Ensure that all partner project staff are properly oriented or trained
for clear and comprehensive understanding of the project
Provide each partner with a comprehensive understanding of CBM reporting
systems for both programme and finance. Emphasis should be given to quality and
Develop scheduled communication (verbal and written) with partners
regarding the status of implementation of project activities and act
accordingly to help and facilitate the resolution of all problems as they may
Support with the organization and implementation of trainings to
strengthen partner’s capacity to meet CBM and donor expectations on identified
critical project management disciplines.
Facilitate all monitoring and evaluation activities required for each
project, including data collection, needs assessment and consultative meetings
with project stakeholders.
Ensure data collected is filed properly and easily accessible for use in
project evaluations and/or in national level advocacy as well as
Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant local Government
departments in the project catchment area.
Project Planning
In collaboration with the relevant CBM stakeholders, assist CBM partners
in the writing of the new project MYP including the budget/cost plan.
Plan and conduct a multi-stakeholder planning workshop that includes
participation of organizations of persons with disabilities for finalizing the
project logical framework and related aspects required for the development of a
project MYP.
Meet with potential partners for partner assessment, selection and mutual
agreement, leading to the preparation and signing of MOU with the partner(s) after
the project MYP is approved.
Pro-actively communicate with the partner to ensure that all preparatory
steps for starting new projects have been done ahead of the start date of the
project implementation.
Selection of the new project location, prepare TOR, plan and organise for
further scoping, in collaboration with the Programme Manager and the Country
Director to confirm the new area’s needs and potentials for development.
Conduct partner assessments and evaluations using an agreed CBM standard
tools in order to identify capacity and gaps and ensure findings and
recommendations are implemented and monitored.
Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that
are stored at the project level by partners, with important/ strategic findings
(lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at CBM office with
soft copies saved on the server and share point.
Share appropriately project data to be easily accessible for use in
project evaluations as well as for evidence to be used in national level
advocacy and alliance-building.
Ensure relevant new knowledge, project lessons learned and other learning
are internalised, documented and shared with relevant CBM colleagues and
partners in the spirit of learning.
Ensure that partners are submitting statistics reports on time with
quality data
Ensure that programme monthly and quarterly reports for Uganda are
submitted to the Country Director on time
Quality Management
Ensure that processes and procedures organisationally and at individual
project staff level, meet the project requirements for proper quality
management and implementation of activities/interventions of the projects
Ensure that principles and practice of disability inclusive development
are woven through the design and implementation of the projects
Ensure that partners are developing and submitting quality reports on

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a relevant university degree in social sciences,
project management, business administration, or related field.
At least five years of professional experience in a national or
international NGO with a track record in successfully managing inclusive eye
health and community based inclusive development programmes in collaboration
with national partners.
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Experience in managing institutionally funded projects, including
consortium led projects.
Experience in evaluation and strengthening of quality and effectiveness
Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle
management, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound
understanding of budgeting and programme finance management.
Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships
and partnerships particularly with national / local governments.
Experience in working with various government/bi-lateral/major
institutional donors.
Proven good organizational and coordination skills as well as a high
level of autonomy and flexibility.
Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from
a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.
Advantage of lived experience with disability;
Experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting
disability rights a distinct advantage.
Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values
How to Apply:
candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these
qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of
motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional
references and salary expectations to
Deadline: 12th December
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