Job for Programme Officer at Ministry of Water and Environment

Job for Programme Officer at Ministry of Water and Environment

Vacancy title:
Programme Officer

Jobs at: 
Ministry of Water and Environment

Deadline of this Job: 
not later than 5.00pm 4th May 2018

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

1. Background;
The Ministry of Water and Environment is implementing the Farm income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation (FIEFOC) Programme (Project 2). The project’s specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development

The project consists of four components namely Agriculture infrastructure development, Agri business development, integrated natural resources, management and project management The Ministry of Water and Environment is the execution /Fancy in collaboration with ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal industry. A National Project coordination unit (NPCU) housed in the Ministry of water and Environment coordinates the activities of the project

The Ministry of water and Environment therefore wishes to recruit a qualified person to provide technical support to the project as specified below.

Job Title: Programme Officer

  • Reports to: National Coordinator Farm Income Enhancement and forestry Conservation (FIEFOC)
  • Location and operations: The officer will be based in Kampala with frequent travels upcountry,
  • Terms of appointment: Two (2) Year contract (renewable to satisfactory performance)

Job Purpose
To manage the project information

  • communication-networking activities in close cooperation with components and other stakeholders in order to achieve development objectives. H/She shall provide guidance to the local governments (LG’s) to ensure that the activities under the project are adequately executed in line with project objectives and standards

Key Result Areas:

  • Development t and implementation of the project Communication Strategy
  • Preparation of information to update the Project / MWE Website
  • Development of information, Education and Communication (IEO) materials for the Media, public and stakeholders including project documentaries‘ press releases and briefs,

Duties and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Component Coordinators and the NPCU team, the Programme Officer will carry out the following tasks:

  • Develop and supervise the Communication Strategy in line with the Project Development Objective;
  • Coordinate the development and production of information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials (fliers, media supplements, project updates, newsletters etc.) in liaison with the various project start, component heads and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely dissemination;
  • Support the LGs in the work-plan implementation and reporting through regular mentoring visits, including meetings with District Technical Support Teams (DTSTs); document he best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base of the achievements of the results.
  • Collaborate with implementation partners, support interactions with project component units and provide timely and appropriate interventions to address implementation issues and bottlenecks;
  • Participating and effectively represent the Project in internal and external meetings related to the implementation of the project.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding a honours degree in Social Sciences, Arts, Public Relations; Economics or equivalent from recognized
  • A Master’s degree in Development communication or Social development
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communication at a senior position in public or private organizations, international agencies or other reputable Organizations,
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer usage especially MS Office

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration commensurable with Qualifications and Experience

Job application procedure 
All applications must be accompanied with recent 3 pass port photos and CVs detailing work experience, present position current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications Applicants must also include contact details (Day telephone contact and e-mail) of three (3) referees

Applications addressed to
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment, Old port bell Road Luzira. P.O. Box 20026, Kampala, should be delivered to the ministry not later than 5.00pm 4th May 2018

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2 Responses to "Job for Programme Officer at Ministry of Water and Environment"

  1. Mulelengi sarah   July 13, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Good work done communities people are appreciative

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  2. Mulelengi sarah   July 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Water is averyful resource

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