Project Officer Jobs – Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK)

Job Title:   Project Officer  
Organization:  Eastern
Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK) Kituo cha Katiba
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programmes Director
About US:
Kituo cha Katiba:
Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK) is implementing a
project on electoral reform and justice in Uganda, aimed at enhancing electoral
democracy in the country. The project involves 3 major components: monitoring compliance
by the Attorney General with the orders of a 2019 Supreme Court public interest
litigation (PIL) case that challenged the Attorney General’s non-compliance
with the orders of the same court made in Presidential Election Petition No.1
of 2016 and awareness creation about the PIL case; a comprehensive study of the
electoral reforms proposed by the Supreme Court in the (above) 2016
Presidential Election Petition; and a critical review of the 2016 parliamentary
election judgements to ascertain their consistency and legal basis with a view
of improving future adjudication of electoral disputes.
Job Summary: KcK
seeks to employ a full time Project Officer to offer programmatic technical
support to the effective implementation of the project.  Under the overall guidance of the Executive
Director and direct supervision of the Programmes Director, the Project Officer
will undertake the implementation of the project activities to achieve the
intended outcomes and outputs. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Officer shall have the following
duties and responsibilities:
general, in collaboration with the Programme Manager, oversee the program
management and coordination and the Project related activities;
Planning; in collaboration with the Programme Manager,  undertake periodic planning for implementation
of the project activities (Operational Planning, )
in  the development of project proposals
and project documentation related to the project under implementation;
collaboration with the Programmes Manager, develop both activity specific and
quarterly project work plan;
the project team in all aspects of the programme implementation and development
as requested.
assist in the setup and participate in project events
(meetings/workshops/trainings) with the various targeted actors;
other program administration tasks as and when necessary
transparency, ethical conduct and efficiency in project implementation
on project activities as requested by the Project Manager and according to
project timeframes including preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual
Monitoring and Evaluation-Implement the project M & E plan in a
professional manner.
part in various periodic meetings of the Project review.
the project team in the reviewing and redesigning of the various potential
interventions in consultation with the Project Manager and other actors to
respond to changes in the implementation of the project.
/document lessons learnt and intervention model;
the Communications officer in the production of communications tools: video
clips, leaflet, press release/ press kit, database.
other duties as may be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant must hold a University Degree in law or relevant social science.
postgraduate qualification in the same shall be an added advantage.
Three years
of experience in project design, management and implementation of good
governance/electoral democracy/human rights related projects.
professional and personal integrity;
 Excellent interpersonal skills;
of excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; and
attention to detail; and the ability to concurrently handle multiple
to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and implementing agencies;
monitoring and evaluation skills desirable;
to work both independently and collaboratively in a team;
cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
adaptability in a diversity characterized working environment;
strong oral, presentation and written communication skills;
and social media competent with ability to communicate project milestones on
such forums.
High proficiency in
spoken and written English
 High proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint etc,) and excellent web navigation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should submit applications via email to and copied to
Applications should
application letter with 2 work referees and their contact details;
A resume
summarizing qualifications and experience;
NOTE: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. KcK is committed to achieving
workforce diversity. All applications will be treated with the strictest
Deadline: 30th April 2020
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