Project Officer- Karamoja job at Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development Uganda (ACORD-U)


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Project Officer- Karamoja job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 May 2022

Hiring Organization: ACORD-U

Job Details:

Job Description for the Project Support Officer – ACORD-Enabel Skills Development Project - Karamoja
Job Purpose
To provide technical and professional planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities. The PO will be responsible for all ACORD-Enabel project implementation processes in the assigned district.
Relationship with others
Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator the Project Officer-Enabel will work in collaboration with ACORD Uganda staff in various departments/projects in the assigned district and the Country office, Abim Technical Institute focal staff, Enabel Karamoja Regional office, other Enabel partners, and LGs.

Key responsibilities
1. Project Design and Planning
• In collaboration with Project Coordinator, prepare project and period specific work plans, concept notes and budgets to guide implementation
• Support the identification and design of appropriate strategies tailored for implementing project activities
• Support the identification of suitable partners to work with.
• Support to organize and conduct planning meetings with partners and beneficiaries
• Identify development needs of communities in the area of operation for project improvement or development of ideas for future projects
2. Project implementation:
• Build capacity of target communities through orientation on project to enable them participate in implementation
• Participate in design and implementation of advocacy and lobby events for government and other stakeholder support and adoption of skills development
• Mobilize and organize beneficiaries, partners and other stakeholders for training and participation in project activities.
• Liaise with and establish contacts with subject matter specialists to work with during implementation.
3. Monitoring evaluation and knowledge management
• Work with M&E Officer at the Head Office to finalize the Enabel Project Baseline for the trainees.
• Develop and disseminate a collection of good practices of our work within and outside the project area.
• Support the development of tools including key questions, means of verification, indicators and analysis matrix to monitor the results of project implementation.
• Participate in project evaluation when necessary.
4. Organizational support and representation of ACORD
• Liaise with the Project Coordinator to represent ACORD on all appropriate fora within the project area as agreed, including all related stakeholder group meetings such as sector meetings in the district
• Ensure that local government, NGO partners and beneficiaries have clear understanding of ACORD-Enabel project’s goal, expected outcomes, activities and other important information on the project.
5. Reporting and communication
• Ensure that the Project Coordinator is updated on the progress of all activities under your charge through regular briefing and meetings
• Prepare and provide project reports (internal and external) in a timely and accurate manner including activity, monthly, quarterly and specific donor reports.
6. General responsibilities
• Perform other related tasks as requested by the Project Coordinator, Programme Development and Partnership Coordinator, the Director of Programs or management.


Person specification
• Degree in the field of social sciences, education, or degree related to development
• Post graduate qualification in Vocational skills development will be of added advantage
• Knowledge of area of operation is an added advantage
• Minimum of two (2 ) years relevant working experience on projects related to youth development, skills development, community training
• Able to assess socioeconomic and political situations and able to act in a diplomatic way in delicate situations
• Competence in Windows, MS Office programs and email
• Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local communities
• Experience of working collaboratively with local government, training institutions and NGO partners and a commitment to working through partnerships
• Ability to manage stress, work in large multicultural teams
• Commitment to and understanding of ACORD’s mission, vision, values and principles
• Capacity building and training skills

Application procedure

Send CV and Application Letter to hr@acorduganda.org to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-05-13

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