Job Title: Project Officer (3 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Platform for Labour Action (PLA)
Duty Station: Iganga, Kaliro and Bugiri Districts, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Rights Social Protection and Accountability
Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national human rights civil society organization that was founded in 2000. PLA focuses on human rights and seeks to promote and protect the rights of the vulnerable and marginalised workers through empowerment of communities and the individual. Our target population include children in exploitative forms of work, children at risk of exploitation, informal sector workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, women and youth and workers earning below UGX. 300,000/= per month.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will initiate, plan and directly implement the project activities including working with stakeholders, community structures, project staff in accordance with the PLA child protection policies and procedures. The incumbent will coordinate, direct, control, supervises and implements all advocacy related issues and programmes of PLA. In relation to national laws and policies, international labour standards and other human rights instruments
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Initiate, plan and directly implement the activities under the Project within Greater Kampala Metropolitan area. A schedule of the project activities is found in project documents
- Supervise and work with the project assistants, volunteers and interns in the delivery of their duties
- Compile project based narrative progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis and share the same with the Manager Rights Social Protection and Accountability
- Represent the organisation at external strategic and network meetings in line with the Project activities when assigned
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports as well as activity reports for each of the activities conducted under the project.
- Attend and participate in weekly, monthly staff, donor meetings as well as programmatic review meetings
- Build relationships with community partners, such as schools and other NGOs, to provide formal and non-formal educational options for children in child labour
- Develop and implement new programmes to further the mission of PLA and the Child Labour department as appropriate.
- Remain current on issues of child labour and best practices in the field; maintain networks and share information within the child rights community and internally with staff.
- Attend to any other duty as may be assigned in line with the job description
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Counseling and Community Development
- Post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management
- Three years of experience; work in NGO advantageous preferably for organization working with vulnerable children
- Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency issues in timely manner.
- Demonstrated analytical, creativity and innovation skills.
- Ability to adopt to PLA’s values of Professionalism, Commitment to work, Transparency and Accountability, Team work, Respect for Human Rights and Zero Tolerance of Corruption.
- Counseling skills
- Community mobilization quickly building relationships with diverse individuals/groups
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong interest in protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized children
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an application in writing, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to [email protected];
Not later than 16th April 2021. Handwritten applications can be delivered to Plot 14 Martyrs Line Ntinda off Kira Road P.O Box 9714 Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 16th April 2021