Project Officer- SUPREME job at ZOA


Project Officer- SUPREME job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 August 2022

Hiring Organization: ZOA

Job Details:

Job Title: Project Officer- SUPREME (3 Months Maternity Cover)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Location: West Nile-Rhino Camp
Purpose of the position
ZOA is looking for a Project Officer - Livelihoods (maternity cover) for a livelihoods project being implemented in Terego and Madi Okollo districts, West Nile.
The appointment will be for September to November (3 months)
ZOA may also consider applicants for additional roles or extend the contract beyond this time
The SUPREME project's overall objective is to increase access to decent employment for refugees and host communities. Project outputs include (1) Financial inclusion and social cohesion among Saving & Development Clusters (SDC) increased (2) Sustainable agricultural value chain and nonagricultural enterprises developed and (3) Young women and men from SDC member households are linked to private sector employment.
The PO will mobilize the Savings and Development Clusters (SDCs) (farmer groups) and train them on agribusiness ensuring they adopt the methodology for higher incomes. The PO supports the community volunteers (Village Agents) in monitoring and collecting data from the SDCs ensuring that the project indicators are reported on a monthly basis.
Place in organization
The PO reports to the Project Coordinator (field coordination) and works in close coordination with the MEAL Officer. The PO supports other project team members and community volunteers in implementation.
Responsibilities and main activities
• Implements project activities in line with the project proposal to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
• Supports community volunteers (Village Agents) in day to day implementation;
• Accounts timely for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;
• Oversees and ensures implementation is in line with standards and policies of both ZOA and government of Uganda;
• 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.
Human Resource Management
• The Project Officer does not supervise any staff as a direct supervisor. However, Project Officer will work and oversee the work of community volunteers. They may be asked to check attendance records, training quality delivery and provide day to day support to volunteers.
Procurement and finance
• Initiate timely purchase requisition of project goods/services;
• Ensure expenses are in line with approved budget;
• Provide appropriate codes for expenses.
Characteristics of Role
The PO SUPREME will be based at Rhino Camp in West Nile region. Regular field visits to the project locations/schools supported will take place.
Regular visits to the ZOA office in Arua are anticipated, which may necessitate overnight stays in Arua. Visits to other locations may also be requested for coordination, training and learning.
The role is 1.0 FTE (40 hrs/ week). Working hours are outlined in the ZOA Uganda Conditions of Service. Some flexibility on working hours may be required, e.g. for travel at weekends, or during reporting times.

Knowledge & Experience:
• Degree in the Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, development studies and related fields; Specialized training as TOT in ERI, VSLA and FFS methodology is a plus.
• At least 2 years successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
• Working experience in a humanitarian setting is an added advantage;
• Experience with large project funded by institutional donors;
• Understanding of the local context, culture, and languages;
• Excellent spoken and written command of English.
• Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
• Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
• Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
• Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
• Able to ride a motorbike in field conditions, holding a valid driving license. This will be checked with a practical test during the interview process.
• High level of personal integrity
• 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;
• Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see )

Application procedure

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.

Date Posted: 2022-07-25




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