ZOA Senior Project Officer 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 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.


ZOA – Uganda is seeking to recruit a Senior Project Officer who will be responsible for implementation, monitoring and supervision of project field activities mainly focusing on youth agribusiness skills development in Yumbe.


S/He will build the capacity of the POs to carry out training of TOTs and Youth. S/he will work closely with OPM, UNHCR and local leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (sub-county agricultural officers, community development officers, LCs, RWCs, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to youth enterprise development.


The Senior Project Officer will ensure that the approved activities are implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed plans.


Major responsibilities:


  • Facilitate in the implementation of youth skills development through training of youth groups in ERI/PAED approach
  • Supervise Project officers to carry out the PAED, VSLA and business skills training for the selected youth groups and build their capacity through mentoring and coaching.
  • Organizing weekly field planning meetings with Project officers to guide routine implementation
  • Working closely with OPM, UNHCR and other actors in actively addressing youth skills development in production, processing and marketing issues.
  • Works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (Sub-county agricultural officers, Community development officers, LCs, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) over Agribusiness development
  • Represent the Project in Zonal livelihood working group meetings.
  • Monitor and compile the report on the project progress on a monthly, quarterly basis and carry out monthly Project Implementation Plan reviews
  • Provide relevant information and
    data for writing quarterly and annual reports
  • Stimulates good team spirit and Christian Values among field staff and partners
  • Document and submit quarterly stories on individual youth’s progress in the community
  • Implements activities as described in the project proposal based on ZOA’s country policy
  • Perform any other role assigned by the Supervisor


    Qualifications and Experience:


  • Minimum 4 years professional work experience in Agribusiness development work.
  • Degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture or any other related field.
  • Work experience in a refugee setting is a plus.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability.
  • Competence in Agribusiness planning and profitability analysis.
  • Knowledge of West Nile context and language spoken in West Nile is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge on Participatory Agro-Enterprise Development (PAED) is a plus.


    Additional Requirements:


  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to work in an environmentally harsh area
  • Self-motivator, having the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Able to give transparent accountability
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid driving/riding license (must)


    How to Apply:


    ZOA Uganda is, therefore, looking for a mature person who is able to integrate and express Christian values like love and inclusiveness in rehabilitation work.

    All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, attributes, and abilities should send their applications including a cover letter, updated CV (with three professional referees) of which should be your recent supervisor/ employer and pastor/ priest addressed to ZOA Uganda to [email protected].

    The subject of your email should include Senior Project Officer ABSYR – AGRIBUSINESS.


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