Project Officer NGO Job Careers – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Job Title:      Project Officer
Organization: Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programmes
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a National Non-Government organization which
was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to
needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980s and the
HIV/AIDS pandemic. Its vision is to have “a society where all children live a
full life “and a mission to” promote survival, development, participation &
protection of orphans& vulnerable children in Uganda.”
About Project:
General Food
Assistance and Nutrition in Refugee Settlements is a World Food Funded Project
and will be implemented by Hunger Fighters in Consortium with UWESO in
Oruchinga, Nakivale and Kyangwali refugee settlements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
implementation of all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner
that leads to the attainment of the project goal and outcomes.
in the identification/assessment and profiling of groups to be trained. This
includes both the already mapped and new groups to be identified.
records of all project activities including project assets under custody/use,
beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and
monitoring reports, lists of children benefiting from the project.
develop and share monthly activity plans with the Head of Programmes.
100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and overspent.
activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and
report on activity and budget management.
Map or
identify key stakeholders/actors in the targeted community(s) to work with or
support in the implementation of the planned field activities h) Community
engagement and advocacy.
Take the
overall lead in the coordination of field level activities.
organize and strengthen the identified and interested groups in fruit tree
the capacity of each group to improve production and productivity of selected
enterprise(s) through demonstrations and training on the technical aspects of
livelihoods and nutrition.
Integration of the project activities with other internal and external
programmes including that of governments at the area program level/district.
the capacity of community-based facilitators to collectively engage local leaders
on identified issues.
project participants to participate in annual agricultural events – such as the
national agricultural show in Jinja, World Food Day.
gender, child protection, disability and sponsorship into the project
small business development at the community level through business capacity and
skills development of the project participants.
UWESO in food security meetings at the sub-county level when required.
strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners at the
sub-county/district level including strategically linking the groups with other
value chains.
Reporting and knowledge management.
high-quality progress reports, both narrative and quantitative information.
Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high-quality standards and
are always submitted on time as per UWESO and donor requirements.
and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings with project
participants to address keys issues that will be emerging from the community
related to the project and child well-being issues.
and sharing of stories of transformation/success stories and best practices on
a monthly basis to promote learning.
quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to reflect on progress
on project activities and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces
and opportunities for action-learning and debate.
and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators as planned.
monitoring processes of the project activities with partners and communities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social work and Social Administration,
Development Studies, Social Sciences, Project Planning & Management or any
other related field.
Three years’
experience working with community-based projects.
to reside within the area of jurisdiction after the appointment
the local language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their applications with copies of
academic transcripts, detailed CVs, contact addresses of three professional
referees to:
Human Resource
Officer, Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent,
Kamwokya, P.O. BOX 8419, Kampala. Tell: 0392 777 448
Or Email to: (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of
maximum size – 5MB)
Deadline: 11th December, 2019 by 5 pm.
NB: We
shall respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews will be
done formally.
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