Project Officer NGO Job Vacancies – International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Job Title:    Project Officer

Organization: International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR)

Duty Station: Uganda


About US:

The International
Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Uganda is part of an International
Development, training, and research institution that was established back in
1960 empowering rural communities and organizations to end extreme poverty and


About the Project:

IIRR is implementing
a project on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land
Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management
approaches in Karamoja between September 2020-February 2022. The project aims
to increase production through climate-resilient production techniques, and
also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce
vulnerability to food insecurity. A strong emphasis is on rehabilitating
degraded ecosystems and ecosystem services through the restoration of degraded
landscapes, agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agricultural practices, natural
regeneration, and sound pasture management. The project puts target specific
activities towards women and youth, who are among the most vulnerable, to ensure
equality of participation and remove underlying vulnerabilities in Karamoja


Job Summary:  During project implementation, the Project
Officer Agro-pastoral Farmer Field Schools/Integrated Watershed Management is
expected to apply the concepts of integrated Natural Resources Management
(INRM) and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) to build community capacities to
sustainably manage land and water resources, and promote a more productive
landscape in the target districts through Farmer Field Schools/ Agro-pastoral
Farmer Schools and Watershed Management approaches


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

You will
implement project activities and provide technical support to project
implementation issues for the project, provide leadership to the APFS team,
align with IIRR program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and
IIRR’s best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to
the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and support will contribute to the
effective, adaptive, and innovative implementation of the project.

the Project Manager to plan, coordinate, implement, supervise, monitor, and
evaluate all project activities in line with the approved project documents and
signed cooperation agreement

and train the APFS facilitators in project-related programs

watershed activities in the two districts

and supervise all APFS facilitators to ensure efficient and effective delivery
of the project

weekly, monthly biannually, and annually work plans and budgets in consultation
with the Project Manager to ensure appropriate utilization of project resources

and submit quality and timely reports as required from time to time by Project

in developing project M&E system and report on the progress and quality of
completed and on-going project activities

closely with PM to visit beneficiaries in project sites to determine and verify
project implementation against project standards and donor requirements

the organization efforts in resource mobilization and any other assignments

IIRR in forums, workshops, meeting, and other related assignments

lessons learned, good practices, and success stories


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural
Resources Management, Agriculture, Development Studies or a related field

At least
three years of relevant work experience ideally with an international NGO

of technical principles and concepts in integrated natural resources management
(INRM), Sustainable Land Management practices, and watershed approach

in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), GIS, Web Conferencing
Applications and good report writing skills

respect, and practice the organization’s shared vision, mission, and values,
including mutual respect, equity, and justice; honesty, and transparency

to communicate clearly and demonstration of good interpersonal skills with
strong training skills, meeting & facilitation; coaching skills are
essential for capacity building of project staff and beneficiaries

integrity and initiative-taking and positive attitude towards learning and

computer knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, Powerpoint & e-mail.

knowledge of budget management

riding license and ability to ride a motorcycle

to establish strong relationships with the local leaders, community, and
government representatives will be vital

analytical skills with focus on detail

to work effectively under stressful conditions

technical writing skills

facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

resourceful and results-oriented

to speak the local language is an added advantage


How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply for this job by sending an email with an application letter
and CV to


IIRR is an equal
opportunity employer. We will respond to short-listed candidates only. All
applications should be sent electronically.


Deadline: 10th November 2020


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