Basic Needs UK in Uganda Field Operations Officer Jobs in Uganda

Basic Needs UK in Uganda Field Operations Officer Jobs in Uganda

Basic Needs UK in Uganda (BNUU) is a National Organization committed to supporting access to quality Mental Health Services in Uganda through in service training of health workers, research, advocacy and raising awareness about mental health issues in communities. With funding from Comic Relief through Network for Africa, BNUU is implementing a 3 years community mental health and development project in Agago District to strengthen mental health service delivery in the District. BNUU therefore seeks to recruit competent and qualified candidate to fill in the following positions.


  • To organise and facilitate activities between BasicNeeds, partners and the User groups.
    • To organise and facilitate activities with various stakeholders working at sub county and district level.
    • To support user groups in local level advocacy initiatives at sub county and District level.
    • To animate community level meetings with people with mental illness.
    • To facilitate the formation of Self Help Groups owned and managed by stabilised poor People with Mental Disorders and their carers.
    • Animate Community awareness raising meetings and train SHGs to do the same.
    • Lead in the development of programme IEC materials in consultation with the Programme Manager.
    • To organise and facilitate stakeholder related workshops and meetings for and with partners working at sub county and district level.
    • To ensure all project activities are well documented and saved on the server and in hard copy.
    • To comply with all BasicNeeds policies and procedures as detailed in the various management bulletins and policy
    • To ensure cordial relations with all partners and stakeholders in the field of mental health and development.


  • Academic level of working and thinking;
    • Bachelor degree in community development, social work or any related degree
    • Active knowledge of English and Acholi languages (verbally and written)
    • Minimum of 2 years of relevant working, capacity building and partnerships experience (thematic area/change management, team leadership)
    • Knowledge of and experience in partnerships practices; and capacity building initiatives and participatory techniques.
    • Proven management capacity
    • Knowledge and skills:
    • Broad knowledge of and insight into theories relevant to development in the field of structural poverty alleviation

    How to Apply

    Basic Needs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate any individual or group of persons on the ground of sex, gender and disability. BNUU believes in equal treatment of all people with dignity and respect.

    Please submit your CV and Cover Letter Only to the Program Manager on email: or deliver in BNUU office located at St Bakhita Vocational Training Center, Kalongo Town Council not later than 25th September, 2019 by 5:00pm

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