Project Assistant International NGO Jobs – Build Africa (BA)

Job
Title:           
 Project Assistant
Organization: Build Africa (BA)
Duty Station: Oyam, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
Build Africa (BA) is an International NGO that believes in
the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the
education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way. We
partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school
without vital basic skills. Our unique approach then helps parents and teachers
to create sustainable, effective schools and to nurture their children’s
learning.
About UKaid Project:
Build Africa’s Change the Story project is a 3-year project
part funded by UKaid from the UK Government’s Department for International
Development (DFID) and is being implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts.
The project targets 2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at
ensuring that they are able to better support their children’s wellbeing and
are playing a more impactful role in their homes and communities using new
skills, including functional levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will
use appropriate entry points of child-care skills for young mothers to then
further equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial
management to enable them to take a more active role in their homes and
communities, changing the landscape for their own children and leading to a
virtuous development cycle beyond the life of the project.  We therefore seek to recruit a suitably
qualified person for the position of Project Assistant.
Job Summary:  The Project Assistant will have field level
responsibility for the implementation of the Change the Story Project in Oyam
district. The job-holder will provide field level support and oversight for
project implementation and will be expected to continually observe the day-to-day
effectiveness of the project delivery, noting and reporting any areas where
improvements are possible. With support from the Project Manager, S/he will
work on the project in carrying out the agreed project activities, including
monitoring and supervising delivery of literacy and numeracy lessons by
Community Based Trainers, organizing community engagement meetings and
dialogues and participating in monitoring and reviewing project impact. S/he
will work closely with the project partners but also collaboratively with other
staff in BAU on project management and reporting to the donors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant should have proven experience in
community mobilization approaches with proven experience in Adult Literacy and
Gender interventions
·       
Proven experience and technical knowledge of
managing community projects
·       
Knowledge in data collection approaches, methods
and tools
·       
Relevant degree (Education, Gender, Development
Studies, Social work and Community based development with at least 3 years
related work experience on development projects, preferably with an INGO.
·       
Experience of direct working with communities
and children
·       
Should be proactive in thinking and able to
question the status quo in their day to day work.
·       
Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict
sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Harm Programming.
·       
A person of high integrity that will follow
BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and corruption.



Competencies:
·       
Experience of developing and facilitating
training sessions within low literacy communities
·       
Effective communication and listening skills.
·       
Willing to speak up and proactively raise issues
·       
Good report writing and computer skills
including Microsoft Excel and Word.
·       
Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid
riding permit
·       
A good team player.
·       
Creativity and innovation.
·       
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
·       
Strong analytical skills
·       
Ability to work under sometimes harsh field
conditions
·       
Knowledge of the local language in Oyam District
(Leb-Lango) is an added advantage
How to Apply:
·       
Your CV/resume should include your contact
information and 3 work-related references.
·       
Cover letter should clearly state your current
salary and expectations
Build Africa Uganda is an equal employer; we therefore
encourage females to apply.
Send your application to:
recruitment.uganda@street-child.co.uk
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Physically submit applications to the address below;
Street Child Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Tibeyarirwa
Crescent, Off Bukasa Road, Muyenga
OR
Build Africa Uganda- Masindi Office, Plot 2 Kabalega
Crescent, P.O. Box 66 Masindi
Deadline: 13th March
2020 by 1.00pm
NB: Only Shortlisted
Candidates will be contacted.
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