Program Officer Livelihood NGO Careers – Share An Opportunity (SAO) Uganda

Job Title:    Program Officer Livelihood

Organisation: Share An Opportunity (SAO) Uganda

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Share An Opportunity (SAO) Uganda is a Christian child centered Non-government organization. It envisions a holistically developed child within the community.


Job Summary:  The organization seeks to recruit a Project Officer Livelihoods for the Child Centred Community Development project being implemented in Lotuke and Awach sub-counties,  Abim District.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to implementing partners to enhance performance and quality assurance, share knowledge and build capacity.
  • Coordinate activities of the Self Help Groups using the Rights Based Approach to enable por and marginalized women to identify root causes for their poverty, plan and implement viable activities towards self reliance.
  • Work closely with different stakeholders like politicians and technical personnel, making sure that they do understand the objective of the project and why they are supposed to be part of project cycle implementation.
  • Implement project activities that promote disability inclusion.
  • Participate in the preparation of funding project proposals, budgets and activity work plans and align them with the objectives of SAO Uganda and relevant development partners.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Self Help Group community development approach is implemented in community projects and institutions according to recommended guidelines.
  • Carry out regular visits to all beneficiary sites to assess program performance in line with the budgets, work plans and advise the partners accordingly.
  • Support community structures to come up with action plans which later give them direction in terms of the operations in achieving their set objective.
  • Develop effective follow up tools, data bank, reporting formats and indicators for use in the project.
  • Ensure that participatory baseline surveys and rural appraisals are carried out as the basis for Community Development project designs and support project staff to formulate and develop quality proposals in a participatory manner with key stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Development studies, Social Sciences or equivalent in a development related field.
  • At least three years of experience preferably in a NGO setting
  • Capacity to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Capacity to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • The job holder must be a hardworking, spiritually mature, focused and trustworthy individual that upholds a high sense of integrity and accountability and commitment to the vision, mission, values and aspirations of SAO Uganda.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding permit is a MUST.
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Fluency in the local language of the area shall be added advantage.
  • Good knowledge and experience of the SHG approach to development.
  • Ability to develop quality work plans, budgets and reports.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications.
  • Ability to collect, enter and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of the local language of the project area is a MUST


How to Apply:

All candidates should send an application, resume and recommendation letter from either your pastor or reverend to:


The National Director,

Share an Opportunity Uganda,

P.O. Box 23408 Kampala.


Applications may also be sent electronically to: or hand-delivered to the SAO offices on Abim Lira Highway in Orwamuge Town council and our Head Offices on Plot No. 1448, Kitala Zone, Kanyanya.


Deadline: 30th April 2021


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