Project Officer Non-profit Jobs – International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Job Title:         Project Officer
Organization: International
Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The International
Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit
organization founded in 1987. Based in Arlington, VA – this organization helps
develop and provides assistance and support for elections in new and emerging
democracies.
Job Summary:
The Project Officer will support the USAID funded Citizen’s Access to Political
and Electoral Processes (CAPE) project in Uganda. Under the direction and
supervision of the Project Director/Voter Education Advisor, the Project
Officer will provide technical and operation support to the IFES-Uganda field
office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Remain
informed and updated on all political and election related developments;
·       
Support
implementation of activities based on approved workplan(s), budgeting, and
other relevant framework;
·       
Coordinate
with IFES’ CEPPS partners and other USAID implementing partners, and
participate in roundtables or other events per Program Advisor’s guidance;
·       
Contribute
to regular programmatic reports to donors and IFES HQ, including quarterly
performance reports;
·       
In
conjunction with other IFES field staff, support and guide IFES’ partner CSOs
in accomplishing their reporting requirements to IFES, and act as field liaison
between CSOs and IFES
·       
Constantly
monitor the work of IFES’ partner CSOs and provide technical support to ensure
adherence with the strict implementation timelines and delivery of quality
work;
·       
lead
project logistics for organizing events as necessary in coordination with the
Finance Manager and other staff as necessary. This includes logistical and
operational support to training, workshops, roundtables, or conferences as
applicable;
·       
Support
the drafting of requests for proposals, scopes of work necessary for programmatic
activities; participate in evaluations for purposes of selecting vendors and/or
sub-awardees, as applicable;
·       
Contribute
regularly to monitoring & evaluation data collection;
·       
Maintain
crucial project documents which track project progress, file all project
documents in an appropriate database, ensure that all documents are accurate;
·       
Identify
any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project,
communicate these items with the Project Director, and work to identify
potential solutions;          
·       
Closely
monitor the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task, raise
potential delays with the Project Director;
·       
Contribute
to IFES’ technical documents, policy briefs and papers, as necessary;
·       
Ensure
branding, marking, and reporting expectations are well planned and met;
·       
Maintain
and develop productive working relationships with partner organizations;
·       
Other
duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English language, political
science, international relations or related field required;
·       
Four
years of experience working with international NGOs on implementation of
international technical assistance programs;
·       
The
ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight
deadlines;
·       
The
ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;
·       
Excellent
reporting and document handling skills;
·       
Excellent
communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and
administrative staff to identify and resolve issues;
·       
Willingness
to adhere to all principles of confidentiality;
·       
Must
value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment;
·       
Ability
to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness;
·       
Ability
to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity.
·       
Solid
knowledge of the local context and political developments in Uganda;
·       
Experience
working on USAID-funded programs; prior experience with democracy and
governance programming is preferred;
·       
Demonstrated
professional experience and knowledge in election administration preferred;
·       
Training/facilitation
skill/qualification is an advantage;
·       
Proficiency
in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.
·       
Language
Skills
:  Fluency in English required.
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants should apply online at the link below.
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