Job Title: Project Officer (2 Job Vacancies)
Duty Station: Kasese, Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 40,000,000 p.a.
Reports to: Programme Manager Livelihoods (PM-L)
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· The Project Officers will support/lead implementation of SCOPE field based activities in geographical location to ensure: all activities are implemented according to agreed annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and budgets working closely with SCOPE VSO volunteers, VSO staff and partners; EC project delivers against timeframes and project output and outcome targets/objectives
· Input into development of SCOPE annual work plan and budget. With the PM-L, develop and monitor quarterly and monthly work plans and budgets for geographical location.
· Provide weekly updates on project progress to PM-L and (volunteers, staff, partners) highlighting any deviations against plans and budgets with solutions to overcome.
· Actively participate in SCOPE monthly Grants Management Meetings (GMM) and quarterly project review meetings
· Build and strengthen partnerships with and between SCOPE partners and volunteers to ensure delivery of project objectives while ensuring application of VSO people first principles in the partnership
· Carry out support supervision visits and on job coaching to SCOPE partners and volunteers within geographical location to ensure quality standards and mitigate risks
· Coordinate and work closely with SCOPE VSO volunteers and staff in ensuring delivery of project objectives
· Identify, maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders in geographical location to support project start up; strengthen project impact and sustainability
· Represent VSO at events and meetings as appropriate.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
· Compile and submit activity and monthly reports to PM-L with emphasis on lessons learnt, good practices, success stories and achievements of project outcome and output targets as well as deviations and risk
· Support delivery of SCOPE communications plan including documentation of areas of good practice and case studies for publicity, visibility and replication
· Support partners in geographical location with compiling monthly reports
· Ensure all project documentation and reports are up-to-date as per VSO guidelines and donor requirements for location
· Input into donor reports as needed
Logistics and Administration:
· Support and organise project meetings, activities and events according to work plans and in line with VSO policies and procedures.
· With SCOPE Sub Grants Officer, the incumbent will support partners to actualise procurement and financial policies and ensure compliance with VSO and donor requirements
Grant Management: Support in monthly monitoring of expenditure against budgets and activities against work plans communicating any areas of variance to PM-L with suggested corrective actions; Input into quarterly budget reforecasts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Business Administration or other equivalent experience
· At least three years of relevant experience of implementing youth livelihood, projects with a particular focus on vocational training and enterprise development
· Previous exposure and experience in financial management, including budgeting, monitoring and managing expenditure
· Ability to do simple M&E measurements and analysis
· Oral and written fluency in English, with confidence in communicating to a wide range of audiences
· Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft packages
· Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility with ability to coach and motive others
· Experience of working with and understanding the challenges faced by young people in rural Uganda.
· Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid license
· Practical experience gained within a volunteering NGO context is desired
· Previous exposure and experience of working with international volunteers is an advantage
· Previous experience of working with Vocational Training Institutions.
· Prior experience within oil and gas industry and or trades
· Fluent in local language of Kasese
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the web link below.
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