Project Officer Jobs at Raising The Village (RTV)

Job Title:        Project Officer (5 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Raising The Village (RTV)

Duty Station: Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kanungu, Uganda

About US:

Raising The Village  International (RTV) is a Canadian non-profit organization focused on ending extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income-generation activities and building local capacity, while moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit

Job Summary:  The Project Officer works within a cluster team and reports to a Team Lead. RTV Project Officers work to implement RTV methodologies throughout the implementation and transition phase of a partner village and cluster. They work in collaboration with various stakeholders, including government officials, community members, suppliers amongst others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project Management and Expense Reporting

  • Report every Friday on completed and upcoming activities and key deliverables to Team Lead
  • Debrief once a week with other staff regarding key issues, areas of success and areas in need of improvement to brainstorm possible solutions and next steps;
  •  Identify key issues and risks for projects during project reporting;
  • Complete weekly financial request and submissions to the finance officer;
  • Prepare office accountability and ensure bi-weekly submission for receipts to
  • Deputy/District Head
  • Create forecasted monthly plan of activities as related to the project workplan on the 3rd week of every month o Support the Programs Director as requested on project specific activities

Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Officers support the Planning and Evaluation team in data collection, reporting and analysis providing feedback and recommendations to the Deputy/District Head, and the programs team.

Administration and Coordination:

  • Complete photographs and sharing for data repository
  • Review and understand project designs and provide feedback where required
  • Conduct project design review meetings with respective partner villages and provide feedback as required to update project designs and budgets prior to implementation;
  • Develop implementation and transition workplans
  • Participate in staff meetings as required Implementation and Facilitation:
  • On-going Management of Workplan and Budget
  • Management of infrastructure programs
  • Completion of training and facilitation programs
  • Implementation of programming
  • Implement community management and training
  • Monitor performance of programs and maintenance
  • Identification of risks and issues
  • Conduct on-going interviews of leadership and community on performance, participation, and perceptions
  • Track and review on-going financial reports and progress

Transition Role

  • Establishing and maintaining the integrity of community project
  • Ensure the outcome and adaptability of the activities introduced in the community are continued
  • Implement transitional phase as per the workplan
  • Support community members as required for adoption and compliance to RTV’s projects and methodologies
  • Provide suggestions to management on potential activities that need to be redone, reviewed or introduced to ensure sustainability of RTV projects, methodologies and improvement in the lives of community members
  • Note: Other requirements as might be required by their direct supervisor and/or management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Raising The Village (RTV) Project Officer job vacancy must hold a University Degree in Business, Economics, Community Development, or related fields
  • Three years of work experience in community development programming, and a demonstrated long-term passion for community development.
  • Organizes workload effectively while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Strong training &facilitation skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Project management at a village level experience
  • Energetic and physically able to hike on high terrain, ability to travel 80% of time
  • Able to work independently to accomplish tasks, but also as part of a team to achieve mutual goals and objectives.
  • Able to think outside of the box to provide plausible solutions to issues and challenges
  • Strong work ethic, flexible, and able to build relationships with various stakeholders most notably colleagues, and community members.
  • Fluent in local languages where RTV works

How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and two references as one document to:

Please note:

  • Properly formatted PDF or Word documents are preferred.
  • Indicate the position you are applying for and the district you are interested to work in in the subject line,  for instance “Name –Project officer – Rukungiri District”

Deadline: 12th November 2018

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