Fresher Project Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities – Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKF)

Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was
established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. AKF is a private,
not-for-profit international development agency that seeks to provide long-term
solutions to society’s problems. AKF brings together human, financial, and
technical resources to address challenges faced by the poorest and most
marginalised communities in the world. AKF has a special focus on investing in
human potential, expanding opportunity, and improving the overall quality of
life, especially for women and girls. AKF’s primary areas of focus are;
Education; Early Childhood Development (ECD); Health and Nutrition; Civil
Society; Agriculture and Food Security; and Economic Inclusion.
About Project:
To rapidly respond
to the COVID -19 global crisis, the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKF) will
strategically address the emerging needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s).
The project will be implemented through partnership with Disabled Person’s
Organisations (DPOs) that are primarily focused on enhancing the rights of
women, youth, and children with disabilities.
The project seeks to
slow down the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its effects on PWDs and their households
by rapidly responding to immediate necessities and providing important health,
gender equality, social inclusion, and rights messaging.
Job Summary:  AKF seeks a highly experienced Project officer
who will work with a team for a period of 5months, starting 15th July and
ending November, to provide overall day-to-day leadership and contribute to the
technical direction of the project ensuring achievement of project goals and
deliverables. The Project officer will play a critical role in coordinating all
project partners and providing significant day to day support to ensure that
agreed targets and deliverables are met including proper reporting, financial
management and compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Develop
and execute workplans and activities derived from the project’s goals, agreed
targets and deliverables.
·       
Maintain
effective and regular communication with all implementing partners, including
national and local government stakeholders.
·       
Work
closely with the Project Manager to provide day to day supervision of project
activities and project partners to ensure efficient and effective project
implementation.
·       
Provide
input in the development, implementation and regular review and revision of the
project’s risk management plan.
·       
Provide
regular project progress and results, success stories and lessons learnt, and
flag risks or areas of concern through timely weekly and monthly reports to the
Project Manager.
·       
Work
with the M&E team, and partners to support M&E activities such as the
baseline and end-line surveys, focus group discussions etc.
·       
Collaborate
with partners, community leaders and members, to deliver the program on the
ground.
·       
Perform
other relevant duties as and when assigned, by the Project Manager, and Senior
Management Team.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Project Officer – Gender and Civil Society Response to
COVID -19 job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g. Gender
Studies, Development Studies, Social sciences, Project Management, or other
related degree.
·       
Two
years of relevant experience in gender equality and social inclusion
programming community engagement, social and other development project
activities. Experience working with Civil Society and Community Based Organisations
will be an added advantage.
·       
Strong
community mobilization skills are required.
·       
Training
and facilitation skills are desired.
·       
Team
player with the ability to work within a multi-cultural environment.
·       
Working
knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
How to Apply:
All candidates
interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a two-page
cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact
information of three professional referee. E-mail these documents to
recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Project Officer in the subject line. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th July 2020
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