Trocaire Program Officer – Humanitarian Jobs in Uganda

Trocaire Program Officer – Humanitarian Jobs in Uganda

Programme Management and Development

  • Develop and manage the programmes under the Humanitarian strategy and country transition phase out in collaboration with 4 partners and any additional partners that may come on board based on the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Responsible for the effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation (including facilitating external evaluations) and reporting on programmes in line with country programme transition plan for a smooth programme closure by 2021/22 , partner exit budgets, work plans, agreed standards and donor requirements;

  • Promote humanitarian principles and relevant legal frameworks (refugee law in particular) in the implementation of humanitarian program.

  • Promote, capture and disseminate learning from partners and programmes, and ensure that this informs future Trócaire programme development in different countries.

  • Ensure effective management of any other new (short term) Humanitarian projects funded that may occur e.g. small funds from Irish embassy or any other donor.

  • Monitor and Track partner activity phase out plans.

  • Ensure accurate records for the projects are kept in line with Trócaire and donor guidelines.
    Ensure accurate project closures and in accordance with Trócaire guidelines.

    Programme Quality

  • Lead on the technical quality of the country programme with regard to Humanitarian work.

  • Realise Trócaire’s principles by acting in line with Trócaire partnership approach, and by promoting and supporting partners’ adherence to jointly agreed accountability, safeguarding participants, financial regulations, and other standards, as these emerge.

  • Keep up-to-date with development issues and trends, with regard to Uganda and Humanitarian programming more generally.

    Financial Management

  • In close co-operation with the relevant roles in the finance and funding teams, prepare, manage and monitor budgets relating to both the Humanitarian programmes and partner-led expenditure.

  • Ensure timely transfers to Partners in accordance with agreed Trócaire standards.

  • Deliver the programme within agreed budgets or instigate budget revisions according to evolving needs, in line with Trócaire’s finance guidelines and procedures.

  • Update relevant risk registers and monitor them in conjunction with CMT.

  • Carry out pro-active partner financial monitoring, in co-operation with the Programme Accountants.

  • In collaboration with the Programme Accountant, ensure that all project files are complete with no missing finance / programme documents

    Managing effective relationships with partners

  • Manage relationships with Trócaire’s partner organisations in line with the principles and standards set in our Partnership Policy, guidance and tools, and in agreement with the Programme Director.

  • Work with partners to regularly assess the quality of the relationship, ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that any shortcomings are addressed.

  • Invest in partners’ capacities, by jointly identifying Partner phase
    out and sustainability needs, developing plans to strengthen such capacities, identifying sources of support, and allocating resources. This can be through a facilitator or by direct provision of specific capacity strengthening support.

  • Support partners in accessing the tools and support required to successfully implement their annual and quarterly plans.

  • Ensure partners are visited on a regular basis and that visits are used as an opportunity to monitor but also to build partner capacity
    Internal and external representation.

  • In co-ordination with the Country Representative and/or Programme Director develop, nurture and sustain relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders especially at local levels, including local government, local networks, Caritas Uganda and other agencies working in/on Uganda.

  • Provide relevant updates of our work to key stakeholders in various fora especially at settlement and district levels.

  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for fundraising and other communication, including publications, media briefings, education, etc.

    Communications and Advocacy

  • Prepare regular humanitarian situation updates (SITREPs) as per agreed schedule and format.

  • Promote, capture and disseminate learning from partners and programmes, and ensure that this informs future programme development e.g. case studies, photos, testimonies etc;


  • Participate in planning and review meetings.
    Participate in Lamwo District INGO Coordination network meetings.

    Any other tasks which may, in the opinion of the Programme Director be appropriate for this level of responsibility.


    Experience and Qualifications

  • Third level qualification in: Social Science, Development/Humanitarian Studies, or a related area.

  • Minimum five years of working in an international or local organisation in Uganda or abroad.

  • Minimum five years of working in humanitarian programming.

  • Experience of working in Refugee response.
    Experience of capacity building with local partners.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.

  • Highly organized, with excellent planning, prioritization and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent PCM skills including design of projects including M&E systems.

  • Excellent English writing skills especially report writing skills.

  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Trocaire Program Officer – Humanitarian Jobs in Uganda

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