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Project Officer International NGO Jobs – AAR Japan

 

Job
Title:        
 Project Officer

Organization: Association
for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

 

About US:

Association for Aid
and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 with a mission to help
refugees from Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political,
religious, or ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an
international NGO approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has
five main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to
persons with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4)
action against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global
issues in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60
countries. Currently, we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4
African countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, and Uganda. AAR Japan Uganda has
been operational in Bidibidi, Imvepi Palorinya refugee settlements since
September 2016 to support South Sudanese refugees.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer will work under the
direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator and is responsible to oversee
the project implementation and monitor the activities carried out in Kyangwali
refugee settlement. The person will be based in Hoima office, supervising field
activities carried out in Kyangwali, providing guidance to field staff, and
reporting to supervisors. The person may occasionally have business trips to
Kampala.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
Supervise
and provide guidance to subordinates and other field staff to implement project
activities smoothly

·        
Assist
in monitoring daily expenditure to ensure project budgets are spent within acceptable
limits and timelines

·        
Coordinate
with targeted schools, partner organizations and local authorities to carry out
relief activities

·        
Monitor
progresses of project activities and report to supervisors on a regular basis

·        
Collect
and share any relevant information through attending coordination meetings and
consultative meetings to represent AAR Japan

·        
Coordinate
and supervise locally-hired contractors and temporary assistant staff for the
project in lieu of Programme Coordinator

·        
Provide
assistance to designing projects and administering project evaluation aligned
with the logical framework of the project

·        
Perform
any other duties if requested by supervisors

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

·        
At least
three years of experience in the field of Project Management/Coordination in
NGO sector

·        
More
than 5 years of experience in emergency relief activities in aid organizations

·        
Experience
in implementing projects related to education, especially education in
emergency

·        
Experience
in facilitation for workshops and/or seminars

·        
Experience
in promoting girls’ education (preferred)

·        
Ugandan
citizen, residing in Uganda and able to station in Hoima/Kikuube

·        
Excellent
PC literacy including word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)

·        
Strong
coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders and problem-solving
skills

·        
Excellent
at working as a part of the team, especially reporting to supervisor in a
timely manner

·        
High
integrity, self-driven, able to work under challenging circumstances, and able
to complete assignments with tight deadlines under minimal supervision.

·        
Solid
drafting/reporting skills

·        
Culturally
sensitive and high level of diplomacy

·        
Respect
punctuality

·        
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English.
Knowledge of Swahili, French or other local languages widely spoken among DRC
refugees is an advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications to aar.uganda.hr@gmail.com

 

·        
The
Subject Name for the email shall be: “Project Officer_Your Full Name”

·        
Cover
Letter (Shall not exceed one A4 page)

·        
The
title of the attachment shall be: “Cover Letter_Project Officer_Your Full Name”

·        
Curriculum
Vitae (CV)

·        
The
title of the attachment shall be: “CV_Project Officer_Your Full Name”

·        
Copy of
academic and work certificates

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidate shall be notified individually for
further selection stage

 

Deadline: 4th September 2020

 

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