Jobs – Project Officer – YELG Project at VSO International

Job Title: Project Officer – YELG ProjectJobs

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Job Summary: The Project Officer will primarily offer effective and efficient management of the YELG livelihoods project

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Project Development, Delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation:
  2. Logistics and Administration:
  3. Grant Management: Support in the effective monitoring of donor grant allocated to project, ensuring appropriate reporting in place.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Ensure project documentation is collected and maintained in such a way to assist donor reporting and the M&E requirements of the programme
  5. Project Development, Delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Oversee the implementation of all aspects of the project, including detailed work planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans to deliver on the project objectives, so that the YELG groups are economically sustainable.
  • Monitor progress against targets, and provide appropriate and timely updates to key stakeholders, including the Programme Manager, Deputy Country Director, and Country Director.
  • Responsible for budget planning and monitoring of finances, ensuring VSO’s financial and procurement requirements are adhered to by the project.
  • Develop specifications for procurement of external services or MOU with partner organisations which deliver on the project objectives.
  • Compile and maintain a risks and issues log at project level.
  • Maintain project management templates, produce guidance and support documents.
  • Take responsibility to identify areas of good practice for sharing
  • Also, ensuring linkages and referral systems are in place.
  • Support and organise key project meetings and events.
  • Maintain records – set up and maintain project files, establishing document control procedures.  Maintain quality register, other registers and logs as necessary.
  • Oversee implementation of all aspects of the project, including detailed work planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans to deliver on the project objectives, so that the YELG groups are economically sustainable.
  • Monitor progress against targets, and provide appropriate and timely updates to key stakeholders, including the Programme Manager, Deputy Country Director, and Country Director.
  • Responsible for budget planning and monitoring of finances, ensuring VSO’s financial and procurement requirements are adhered to by the project.
  • Develop specifications for procurement of external services or MOU with partner organisations which deliver on the project objectives.
  • Compile and maintain a risks and issues log at project level.
  • Maintain project management templates, produce guidance and support documents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in social studies, development, business administration or agriculture with at least 2 years work experience
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Past exposure and experience of working with grassroots community organizations and facilitating them to develop their own solutions.
  • Skills and experience in delivering relevant soft skills (Group dynamics, and enterprise / business support)

Working with young people: Experience of working with, and understanding the challenges faced by young people in northern Uganda.

Livelihoods Projects: Understanding approaches to delivering on sustainable livelihoods and experience of delivering livelihoods projects.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to Apply by visiting the web link below.

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