Job Title: Project Officer, Land Rights
Organisation: PELUM Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
PELUM Uganda was founded in 1995 and has been working to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities, by fostering ecological land use management. PELUM Uganda is a network of 56 member organizations involved in rural development in Uganda. We: Share skills and knowledge about good practices and techniques, Undertake research and demonstration projects and advocate for policies that better support small-scale farmers. Through these approaches, we are increasing farmers’ ability to improve their livelihoods. PELUM Uganda is part of a 12-country-strong association of civil society organizations in eastern, central and southern Africa.
Job Summary: The Project Officer, Land Rights will provide strategic leadership in terms of planning; implementation and management of land rights and to ensure overall Right to Food land component project goals are achieved.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Take lead and support the implementation of tasked land rights project in order to achieve the intended objectives and outcomes in a cost effective and sustainable manner as stipulated in the project designs.
· Ensure the establishment of an effective M&E and learning system for the Land Rights project
· Work closely with the project partners, development partner and management team to ensure effective and efficient implementation of project activities
· Ensure that cross cutting themes such as Gender, HIV&AIDS, Climate Change form part and parcel of the land rights project
· Formulate viable linkages for advocacy, standardization and up scaling of land rights work, with Local governments, non-governmental institutions and development partners.
· Coordinate capacity building for staff and partners in areas of land rights
· Ensure PELUM Uganda is informed of policies processes that relate to land rights
· Coordinate representation of PELUM Uganda in strategic partner engagements relating to land rights
· The incumbent will organize platforms for engagement on land rights between partners from both the private and public sectors
· Actively participate and represent PELUM Uganda in relevant events organized by the project partners and other strategic partners
· Initiate joint planning, implementation, review and monitoring of activities with the project partners
· Engage in broader PELUM Uganda’s programme and administration initiatives like fundraising
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The Project Officer, Land Rights should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the humanities. Possession of a post-graduate qualification in management, monitoring and Evaluation or project planning and management is an added advantage.
· A minimum of five years of hands on experience in similar positions preferably having worked in land-rights related projects
· Previous exposure and experience in project delivery and accountability mechanisms
· Previous experience working at national and local levels including working within the NGO sector and a strong background in initiating and implementing programmes.
· Prior experience of managing a multi partner project
· Excellent track record of successful land rights project implementation
· Broad knowledge and understanding of key issues within the land sector
· Evidence of knowledge management / documentation for varied audiences
· Honesty and high degree of integrity
· Highly organized, reliable attention to detail and ability to work independently when needed
· Good team builder and player
· Mature work practices, highly motivated, demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to respond positively to mentoring and direction
· Demonstrable effective written skills including the ability to prepare plans, reports and proposals
· Excellent analytical skills and the ability to absorb information quickly
· Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines, prioritize workload and multitask
· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, external actors and allies.
· Ability to represent and articulate the organization’s philosophy at various fora
· Effective public relations and public speaking skills, research and program development skills
· Computer literacy skills are mandatory
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter giving reasons why you are suitable for the post with updated CV, copies of all relevant certificates, testimonials and contacts of three professional referees, should be sent to:
The Country Coordinator,
Plot 155, Kira Road, Kamwokya
P.O.Box 35804, Kampala
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com
Deadline: Friday 16th September 2016 by 5.00 pm.
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