Senior Programme Officer NGO Jobs – Xavier Project

 

Job Title:    Senior Programme Officer

Organisation: Xavier
Project

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Salary: Ush
3,000,000-4, 000,000 per month gross (experience dependent)

 

About US:

Xavier Project is an
international NGO registered in Kenya, Uganda and the UK which specialises in
building holistic partnerships with Refugee-Led Organisations (RLO) in refugee
hosting areas. Xavier Project is a facilitator ensuring greater community
ownership and self-reliance over humanitarian and development projects. We
strengthen the RLOs’ capacity to design multi-year strategic plans to implement
and manage pioneering community-led interventions which address core problems
in their own communities.

 

Job Summary:  Xavier Project is looking to recruit for the
position of ‘Senior Programme Officer’ to join our Uganda office’s enterprise
team and coordinate our on-going activities in Rwamwanja Settlement. The Senior
Programme Officer will be based in Kampala but will be required to make regular
field trips (once every 4-6 weeks) to Rwamwanja refugee settlement,
southwestern Uganda. Given the wide range of on-going and planned projects in
Rwamwanja, we require a highly experienced and adaptive individual who will
understand the broader strategy to support these diverse operations.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Providing
supervision and support to field staff and our partner refugee-led
organisations

·       
Organising
and delivering workshops with partner refugee-led organisations 

·       
Contributing
to the design of effective strategies to address challenges encountered during
the life of the programmes

·       
Delivering
a range of administration tasks including basic accountability, procurement,
record maintenance, etc.

·       
Organising
and attending implementation and monitoring field trips

·       
Producing
reports, action plans and other relevant documents to share with Xavier Project
staff and other key stakeholders 

·       
Conducting
basic research activities

·       
Promoting
local leadership and community-led solutions through participation in various
networks, forums and other advocacy opportunities

·       
Active
participation in promoting Xavier Project’s vision and mission

·       
Any
other duties assigned

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must have tertiary education in relevant field

·       
Experience
and good understanding of working in the education and/or livelihoods sector
(particularly concerning agriculture)

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills and empathy, particularly with regards to working with
vulnerable people

·       
Willingness
to travel within Uganda

·       
Experience
of working with budgets, work plans and reports

·       
Knowledge
of procurement processes

·       
Fluency
in both spoken and written English language

·       
Excellent
knowledge of MS Office

·       
Reliability
and self-reliance

·       
Ability
to work in a team

·       
Motivation
to cultivate and share knowledge

·       
Responsible
and systematic work approach

·       
Enthusiasm
and self-initiative

 

Desired Features:

·       
Strong
understanding of the challenges faced by refugees and other marginalised
communities in East Africa

·       
A good
understanding of the meaning of localisation in development and successful
implementation of community-based development models

·       
Fieldwork
experience in challenging contexts

·       
Experience
working with a diverse team of people from different backgrounds

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should
complete an online form at the link below. In addition, please submit your CV
along with one piece of writing (or video) to demonstrate your written/spoken
communication skills to jobs@xavierproject.org and use your name and the job
title “Senior Programme Officer Rwamwanja” in the email subject. Please note
that only the CVs of long-listed candidates will be read so include the most
relevant information from your CV in the application form.

 

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Deadline: 16th February 2021.

 

NB: As the selection
of applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply
as soon as possible. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be
contacted.

 

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