Program Officer Kyaka II NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:    Program Officer

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station:  Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 13 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom, and FCA’s operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.


Job Summary:  The Program Officer will assist the Area Manager to effectively achieve program goals and deliver on its outputs and work plan for Kyaka II. Working under the direction of the Area Manager, the Program Officer will ensure the achievement of set objectives in relation to the FCA Kyaka program and will be responsible for ensuring overall planning, implementation and management of program activities in Kyaka II.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • In conjunction with the Area Manager, coordinate and execute program activities in timely and accurate manner
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals, budget preparation and expense management activities for all projects under your supervision
  • Develop new approaches and innovations to improve overall program performance especially in relation to both Humanitarian and development projects and any other assigned program responsibilities
  • Support project officers, manage and monitor project activities and prepare reports to head office in time.
  • Provide guidance and maintain frequent communications with program team and key stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of program Team through studying, sharing and guiding the respective program team on the relevant internal and donor policies, best practices, standards and recommendations for quality planning and execution of program activities
  • In respect of the projects, conduct program reviews, analyze, troubleshoot program challenges and prepare reports to management.
  • Participate in new business acquisition activities including being part of proposal development teams aimed at resource mobilization.
  • Represent FCA in coordination meetings and workshops relevant to your overall responsibilities and as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Closely work with the M&E team to design relevant data collection tools, agree on program monitoring strategies, prepare for evaluations, learning and dissemination program outcomes to relevant stakeholders
  • Track financial performance of the different projects and ensure monthly BCR are reviewed and costed accordingly.
  • Conduct regular project reviews for all projects and ensure implementation is on track and in line with the donor requirements and guidelines.
  • Ensure that end of project evaluations are planned and executed on time.
  • Participate in coordinating external visitors; including preparing itinerary and conducting field visits with them.
  • Prepare periodic work plans and budgets in liaison with the Area Manager
  • Make regular field visits to project sites within the Program area to assess progressing made and advise on any remedial steps that needs to be undertaken.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Area Manager or his/her designate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church AID Program Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Project Management, Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies, Social works and administration, or Business Administration. Postgraduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management and Humanitarian Studies is an added advantage.
  • Experience in refugee context, humanitarian minimum standards and approaches
  • At least five years of work experience in similar setting especially refugee operations
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent team management and budget management
  • Experience with major institutional donors and UN partnerships (ECHO, UNHCR, PRM)


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact, addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Roche Close – Off Tank Hill Rd, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Kampala. Email applications should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to Please do not attach academic documents when you apply online


Deadline: 9th June 2021.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


N.B: Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all times & all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks. FCA does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


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