Link Community Development Project Officer Jobs in Uganda
Link Community Development Project Officer Jobs in UgandaThis position is a Programme position, the project officer provides essential support to a project, working with the Programme Manager and other team members to achieve project success. He/she will support Link Community Development Uganda align its focus to a changing context, and deliver quality basic education programmes.
He/she is required to report progress toward the achievement of project goals,
objectives and interventions using indicators in the project documents.
The Project Officer is the key locally based project contact for Link Uganda STEAR Project. He/She will implement the project activities in line with prepared work plans, budgets and the approved fund/project proposal.
He/she is responsible for planning, monitoring, and timely delivery of projects
activities while maintaining close consultations with the Programme Manager.
The Project Officer makes collective decisions as a member of programme team on day to day
implementation of authorized Programme.
Decisions that require consultation with the supervisor/
Programme Director include major operational decision, policies/procedural changes and financial
Indicative Areas of Key Responsibilities
Take lead in field based assessment and selection of project beneficiaries.
Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual field reports according to the organization and donor
Maintain crucial project documents which track project progress. File all project documents in an
appropriate database or library, and ensure that all documents are accurate.
Identify Problems or Risks that could affect the progression of the project and communicate in a timely manner these items with the Project Manager, and work to identify potential solutions.
Closely monitoring the project schedule and deadlines for each project task; regularly check that every deadline is still possible, and report any potential delays to the Project Manager.
Provide timely, effective and efficient delivery of Link Uganda planned programmes in the field.
Identify, and effectively manage field based relationships, ensuring regular engagement, networking, collaboration and coordination with key strategic partners in government, and the relevant stakeholders for realization of the programme / project objectives.
Promote internal lesson-learning within Link Uganda team to ensure effective knowledge
management on cross-cutting thematic issues.
Ensure timely, and accountable field narrative reports of programme/project activities in compliance with the organization and donor requirements.
Raise the profile and visibility of LCD and its activities through supporting the production and dissemination of appropriate IEC materials.
Any other duties assigned to you from time to time in line with your work by your line managers.
Experience and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Development studies or related field with at least 2 years of
experience implementing programs in the development sector.
Proven budget management experience coupled with experience in implementing and working in
accordance with corporate structures, policies and practices.
Extensive knowledge of project design and implementation.
Demonstrated experience with participatory approaches to development, including capacity
building of local and government institutions.
Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools (including surveys, questionnaires, and
interviews) and methods for supporting project management and analysing progress.
Proven ability to deliver impact through working with vulnerable communities as part of a multicultural, international team.
Experience of developing detailed project reports to ensure accountability and transparency to project partners and other stakeholders
Experience of working with NGOs engaged in education development and programming
Training design, mentoring, and capacity building experience.
Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, capacity to engage community and all
levels of education stakeholders to promote right to and access to quality education.
A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (Project Planning and Management, Education,
Monitoring and Evaluation skills).
Understanding of the National and international education sector.
Familiarity with digital data collection methods (e.g. Kobo Collect, Open Data Kit-ODK etc) an advantage.
At least 2 years’ relevant experience in the development sector.
Skills And Attribute
High level of professional and ethical conduct, and awareness and experience of implementing child safeguarding policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate complex technical and sensitive information to a wide audience in simple
and engaging terms.
Experience in writing, editing and preparing communications materials, including layout and
Highly articulate with demonstrable abilities in writing and publication.
Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Skills in project planning, management, and implementation. Highly organised with attention to
detail and a proven ability to deliver results with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and
A strong team player, able to support others to achieve.
Willingness to adapt to a changing environment.
Must be dynamic, creative, and passionate about delivering positive change in the world.
Motorcycle riding skills, with a valid license or ready to learn how to ride.
Fluency in locally used languages preferred.
Familiarity with supporting research.
Knowledge of Ms Office packages
Familiarity and competence in use of social media for development.
Ability to driver will be an added advantage
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th July 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Link Community Development Project Officer Jobs in Uganda
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