Regional Project Officer needed at Q-Sourcing Servtec in Uganda


Job Title:   Regional Project Officer

Organisation: Q-Sourcing Servtec

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Q-Sourcing Servtec. is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. They are recruiting on behalf of one of their National-based clients.

Job Summary:  The Regional Project Officer will work very closely with the Regional Director, Regional Programme Coordinator (RPC) as well as the program staff in Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Somaliland. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of projects and related activities and contribute to further refine the Organization’s strategy and its effective implementation. The RPO has the responsibility to manage the projects, contribute to the development of its programs and fundraising activities, maintaining contact with stakeholders, including donors, members, partners and others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To facilitate and contribute to the organization’s program development, implementation and general overview of all regional projects.
  • Coordinate the implementation of regional projects including planning, contracting, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • To identify opportunities for fundraising and to suggest ideas for new programs and initiatives, often working closely with the Programme Development and Fundraising Officer to develop new concepts / proposals.
  • To establish communication and collaborate with researchers, technical experts, knowledge
  • institutes and grass roots experts;
  • To contribute to all organization’s publications, reports, public statements and proposals;
  • Ensure, in close collaboration with the Communications Officer, effective co-ordination between the broad base of the Organization’s staff, Members, and allies in the Horn of Africa;
  • To ensure the network’s sustainability by communicating effectively in collaboration with the Communications Officer with all the members and to identify possible new members for the Organization.
  • To contribute to the development of policy papers, statements and briefings required for the organization’s advocacy, as well as occasional contribution to public statements, press releases, and other outreach communications;
  • Planning, reporting and supervising the proper use of the budget allocated and ensuring alongside the Finance Department the proper documentation and use of all the funds expended in support of the organization’s programming throughout the Horn of Africa;
  • To monitor in-person, during frequent field visits throughout the Horn of Africa, the progress of projects in course, conduct contextual analysis, and relate these backs to the Kampala Secretariat;
  • To continue to build systems for increasing the efficiency and visibility of the Organization’s programming in the Horn of Africa, including but not limited to project start-up (‘Grants Opening’), development of project-based Operational Plans and Implementation Timelines, and the maintenance of the Organization’s reporting systems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a strong academic background, with Masters-level education
  • Strong combination of studies and work experience in the fields of women, human rights and development in the African context, East and Horn of Africa and/ or /Middle East & North Africa;
  • Have experience and understanding of project cycle management, including monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, technical and financial reporting;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Horn of Africa, specifically, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Good understanding of the Horn of Africa political and social context, and knowledge of the regional and international mechanisms/dynamics influencing the region;
  • Previous exposure to international and/or multicultural /multilingual environment –Able to function effectively within a multi-cultural team;
  • Have the willingness to travel regularly often around the region, often in areas affected by conflict or instability.
  • Previous exposure to international and/or multicultural /multilingual environment –Able to function effectively within a multi-cultural team;

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability and experience in staff management and capacity building preferable;
  • Strong sense of initiative and creativity is desirable;
  • Curiosity, willingness to ‘learn while doing’ and a strong and genuine interest in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Horn women and girls and their strengths and challenges, is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong communication, networking and advocacy skills;
  • Strong writing skills – fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite, with
  • Knowledge of other regional languages an added value;
  • Flexibility and ability to shift priorities based on changes of context;
  • Ugandans and those having residence in Uganda are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a comprehensive CV and certified copies of academic documents by e-mail to

Note:  Please kindly mark your application as “Application_ Regional Project Officer” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: 17th October 2018

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