Job Title: Project Officer – We are Able! (2 Entry Level Job Positions)
Organisation: ZOA Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Hub Manager – West Nile
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.
Job Summary: The Project Officer – We are Able! with support from the Hub Manager – is responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation of project activities under the We are Able! programme in Uganda.
We are Able! aims to see People with Disabilities (PWDs) improving their right to food and land security by creating an enabling environment at grassroots level. We are Able! is a consortium of 6 partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitates and participates in meetings between people with disabilities, DPO leaders and local CSOs and development partners for the benefit of target group in the sub counties of operation;
- Work with other consortium members at District level with the aim of ensuring disability inclusion in local governance, planning and budgeting process;
- 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, SWASA and any related fields;
- Two years of experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
- Experience in working with people with disabilities;
- A valid motorcycle riding Permit Class A is necessary (this will be checked at interview stage, with a practical test)
- Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability;
- Proven experience working in the above context is a must;
- Having worked in a project in collaboration with a partner is an added advantage;
- Excellent spoken and written command of English;
- Knowledge of local language is an asset.
- Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see https://www.zoa-international.com/corporate-identity/);
- 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:
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via:
CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and a Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.
Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. An assessment may be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered.