AAR Japan Project Officer Jobs in Uganda

AAR Japan Project Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • The Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator and is responsible to oversee the project implementation and monitor the activities carried out in Kyangwali refugee settlement.

  • The person will be based in Hoima office, supervising field activities carried out in Kyangwali, providing guidance to field staff, and reporting to supervisors.

  • The person may occasionally have business trips to Kampala.

    Scope of work for Project Officer:

  • Supervise and provide guidance to subordinates and other field staff to implement project activities smoothly

  • Assist in monitoring daily expenditure to ensure project budgets are spent within acceptable limits and timelines

  • Coordinate with targeted schools, partner organizations and local authorities to carry out relief activities

  • Monitor progresses of project activities and report to supervisors on a regular basis

  • Collect and share any relevant information through attending coordination meetings and consultative meetings to represent AAR Japan

  • Coordinate and supervise locally-hired contractors and temporary assistant staff for the project in lieu of Programme Coordinator

  • Provide assistance to designing projects and administering project evaluation aligned with the logical framework of the project

  • Perform any other duties if requested by supervisors

    Experience Required:

  • More than 3 years of experience in the field of Project Management/Coordination in NGO sector

  • More than 5 years of experience in emergency relief activities in aid organizations

  • Experience in implementing projects related to education, especially education in emergency

  • Experience in facilitation for workshops and/or seminars

  • Experience in promoting girls' education (preferred)

    Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field

  • Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda
    and able to station in Hoima/Kikuube

  • Excellent PC literacy including word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)

  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent at working as a part of the team, especially reporting to supervisor in a timely manner

  • High integrity, self-driven, able to work under challenging circumstances, and able to complete assignments with tight deadlines under minimal supervision.

  • Solid drafting/reporting skills

  • Culturally sensitive and high level of diplomacy

  • Respect punctuality

    Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Swahili, French or other local languages widely spoken among DRC refugees is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Interested individuals should submit their application to

  • aar.uganda.hr@gmail.com by 4th September 2020 COB.

    No paper application will be accepted.

  • The Subject Name for the email shall be: “Project Officer_Your Full Name”

  • Cover Letter (Shall not exceed one A4 page)
    The title of the attachment shall be: “Cover Letter_Project Officer_Your Full Name”

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    The title of the attachment shall be: “CV_Project Officer_Your Full Name”

  • Copy of academic and work certificates

    Note: Only shortlisted candidate shall be notified individually for further selection stage.


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