AKF Project Officers, In Their Hands Project Jobs in Uganda

AKF Project Officers, In Their Hands Project Jobs in Uganda


Position Description

  • The ITH programme will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with In their Hands Company (ITH CO), and Triggerise Limited who will together provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services (SRHR) to adolescent girls (15-19) in Kampala and Arua, through immersive engagement with girls and their communities as well as through a user-centric digital platform (ITH platform for a period of 12 months. AKF seeks highly motivated Project officers with hands-on SRHR experience who will be based in Arua and Kampala and will be engaged for a period of 11 months starting May 2021 and ending March 2022.

  • The Project Officer will contribute to the technical direction of the project through supporting the project implementation planning processes including project start up activities, building and formalizing partner engagement, supervision of all field staff, training, and mentorship as well as well as project risk management. The Project officer will ensure significant day to day support to project staff, to ensure that agreed targets and deliverables are met including proper reporting, financial management and compliance.

    Key responsibilities

  • Develop and execute workplans and activities derived from the project’s goals, agreed targets and deliverables.

  • Directly supervise a team of 6 community engagement facilitatiors.

  • Training of community engagement facilitators, group leaders and community groups.

  • Maintain effective and regular communication with all implementing partners, including national and local government stakeholders.

  • Work closely with the Project Manager to provide day to day supervision of project activities and project partners to ensure efficient and effective project implementation.

  • Provide input in the development, implementation and regular review and revision of the project’s risk management plan.

  • Provide regular
    project progress and results, success stories and lessons learnt, and flag risks or areas of concern through timely weekly and monthly reports to the Project Manager.

  • Works with MERL Teams to design and deliver baseline and end line surveys to document stakeholder attitude and practice changes

  • Collaborate with partners, community leaders and members, to deliver the program on the ground.

  • Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned, by the Project Manager, and Senior Management Team.

  • Develops well-conceived and evidenced-based learning and documentation resource briefs on AKF key approaches.

    Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Communications project Management or any other related degree.

  • At least 2 to 4years’ relevant experience in SRHR, youth, gender equality and social inclusion programming community engagement, social and other development project activities.

  • Experience working with Civil Society and Community Based Organizations will be an added advantage.

  • Strong community mobilization skills are required.

  • Training and facilitation skills are desired.

  • Team player with the ability to work within a multi-cultural environment.

  • Knowledge of the local language is desirable.

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AKF Project Officers, In Their Hands Project Jobs in Uganda



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