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:
·       
Coordinate
implementation of all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner
that leads to the attainment of the project goal and outcomes.
·       
Participate
in the identification/assessment and profiling of groups to be trained. This
includes both the already mapped and new groups to be identified.
·       
Keep
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.
·       
Regularly
develop and share monthly activity plans with the Head of Programmes.
·       
Ensure
100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and overspent.
·       
Develop
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.
·       
Mobilize,
organize and strengthen the identified and interested groups in fruit tree
planting.
·       
Develop
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.
·       
Ensure
Integration of the project activities with other internal and external
programmes including that of governments at the area program level/district.
·       
Build
the capacity of community-based facilitators to collectively engage local leaders
on identified issues.
·       
Mobilize
project participants to participate in annual agricultural events – such as the
national agricultural show in Jinja, World Food Day.
·       
Mainstream
gender, child protection, disability and sponsorship into the project
activities.
·       
Facilitate
small business development at the community level through business capacity and
skills development of the project participants.
·       
Represent
UWESO in food security meetings at the sub-county level when required.
·       
Build
strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners at the
sub-county/district level including strategically linking the groups with other
value chains.
·       
Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management.
·       
Prepare
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.
·       
Organize
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.
·       
Document
and sharing of stories of transformation/success stories and best practices on
a monthly basis to promote learning.
·       
Organize
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.
·       
Monitor
and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators as planned.
·       
Facilitate
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.
·       
Willing
to reside within the area of jurisdiction after the appointment
·       
Knowing
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:
jobs@uweso.org (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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