Link Community Development Project Officer Jobs in Uganda

Link Community Development Project Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • This 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
    decisions.

    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
    guidelines.
  • 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.

    Person Specification
    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
    design.
  • 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
    challenging environment.
  • 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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