ZOA Senior Project Officer – Education, Pending Funding Jobs in Uganda

ZOA Senior Project Officer – Education, Pending Funding Jobs in Uganda

  • ZOA is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands.

  • ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents.

  • At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust.

  • Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

  • In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat).

  • ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.

    About the Position

  • The Senior Project Officer, with support from the Project Manager, is responsible for the day to day planning, and implementation of activities under the specific ZOA project(s) assigned to him/her.

    Project(s) Specific

  • Has high level of integrity and ensures child safeguarding and protection in planning and implementation of all project activities and pro-actively monitors and reports (potential) concerns in line with ZOA Child Protection Policy;

  • Ensures high-level implementation of education activities and ensures the project builds upon achievements of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) funded Harvest Opportunities for Pupils in Emergencies project in 2019;

  • Actively contributes to capacity building of the local implementing partner PALM Corps and pro-actively coordinates with other ECW Consortium.

    Major Responsibilities

    Tasks, Responsibilities, Results


  • Implements project activities in line with the workplan to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;

  • Supports possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;

  • Accounts timely for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;

  • Ensures project outputs are consistent with project proposals, log frames and in line with quality standards and country policies;

  • Oversees and ensures implementation is in line with standards and policies of both ZOA and government of Uganda;

  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.


  • Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;

  • Identify, document lessons learned and
    best practices;

  • Prepare and submit well written success stories;

  • Contribute to project reports or implementation plans as required by supervisor;

  • Collect monitoring data according to ZOA’s systems and activities in the project;

  • Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings.


    Knowledge & Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in (Special Needs) Education, Development Studies or other related relevant field;

  • At least 2 – 3 years of successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;

  • Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability;

  • Understanding of the local context, culture, and language(s);

  • Experience with implementing projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;

  • Having worked in a project in collaboration with a partner is an added advantage;

  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.


  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;

  • Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;

  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;

  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.


  • Flexibility and adaptability;

  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;

  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment;

  • Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work.

    How to Apply

  • All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications to

  • ugandavacancies@zoa.ngo.

  • Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.

  • Deadline: 17th January, 2020. Indicate only “Application Senior Project Officer - Education” on the subject line.

  • Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

    Note Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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