Project Officer NGO Job Placements – Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL)

 Project Officer
Organisation:  Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international
NGO committed to stopping child exploitation. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes
Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child
victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance,
shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting
highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our
prevention activities. We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness
on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of
abuse and exploitation of children.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer is responsible for
providing substantive, organizational and administrative support in the
preparation and execution of projects and / or programs. He/She is responsible
for implementing the operational policy and coordinating daily work; To ensure
that the programme of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Uganda is developed,
maintained and implemented at agreed levels of volume and quality, and meets
with the defined country objectives. To ensure that the project partners
deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with
Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ strategy, policies and procedures, and as per
partner contracts as entered into between Terre des Hommes Netherlands and the
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordinate Organisational policy adherence
Coordinates and checks the execution of the work
in the policy area where he/she is responsible, taking the necessary
improvement measurements and informing affected parties.
Analyse the project partners’ context and
operational, organisational and project management.
participate in conducting context analysis of
proposed projects, including budgets, and evaluate whether the proposed project
is in line with Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ policies, strategy and laid–down
selection criteria such as formulated within the Calls for Proposals.
Prepare the necessary documentation for approval
of new and on-going partnerships and project proposals according to the Terre
des Hommes Netherlands’ guidelines and formats.
Advise whether or not to give the proposal
further consideration and discuss the analysis with the country team, and
others as appropriate, in preparation for final decision making.
Programme results for the partner and programme portfolio
Support and monitor the project partners through
regular communications and programme visits at least once per quarter
Ensure that programme and finance commitments as
per partner contracts are being fulfilled. Liaise with the Finance and
Administration Manager regarding budgets and expenditure.
Ensure that all scheduled partner and project
reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered timely and that
they are of good quality, according to Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ standards
Support the Marketing and Communication Officer
at the Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and
communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
Maintain the database and regularly update
project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.
Capacity building of partners
Apply Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ tools in
organisational assessment, M&E and capacity building.
Identify together with project partners areas
for further improvement on management and/ or programme quality of project
partners and define frameworks, procedures and indicators oriented towards
improved organisational and project management.
Guide project partners, give capacity building
training and give direction so that they improve on quality of work,
efficiency, effectiveness of the desired outputs and sustainability of results.
Safeguard project quality by maintaining an
overview of supported projects and evaluating the quality of work and results.
Ensure that project partners follow the terms
and conditions of the signed agreements; facilitate them to keep track of key
factors in project management, implementation and monitoring of results.
Continuous coaching of partners on appropriate
use of project management software as used by Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Maintaining contacts
Maintains internal and external work contacts.
If necessary, maintains contacts with relevant
parties regarding their own area of interest.
When delegated, participate in relevant meetings
and networks.
Improve workflows
Identifies possibilities for improvement of working
methods and procedures.
Continues making improvements in working methods
and procedures.
Has an active contribution to the continuous
process of quality improvement for the provision of services on the specified
policy area.
As part of a team, translate developments and
situation specific information into thematic and country annual and strategic
To assist in the continuous assessment of child
protection needs and gaps in the country in order to ensure that these are
appropriately reflected in project strategies and interventions.
To identify new trends and developments in the
area of child exploitation.
Generate an individual implementation work-plan
in line with agreed-on objectives
As and when relevant, coordinate activities of
assigned consultants for specific tasks, such as research, etc.
Perform any other duties as relevant for the
country programme and as can reasonably be expected from the position, in
consultation with the country team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a
relevant field, such as development cooperation, child rights,, social work.
Education , community psychology etc.
At least five years of experience in a similar
Experience with Child Rights based programming
is an advantage
Experience with Lobby & Advocacy
Proven experience in capacity building of civil
society organisations
Knowledge of and experience in project cycle
management, including the use of logical framework, theory of change and other
planning tools
Experience of working with Child labour and
education initiatives
Experience with financial management
Showing the initiative to take action and get
the job done before that is asked of you.
Plans and organises own work in a logical way.
Works in a goal-oriented manner and within a
framework aimed at achieving results.
Works together at own initiative to make a
contribution to the achievement of shared objectives.
How to Apply:
All candidates should please send their motivation letters
and curriculum vita by e-mail to:- recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly
demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position.
NB: Note that due to the expected large response only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection procedure will also
include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.
Deadline: 28th February 2020
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