Several Canadian Non-profit Project Officer Job Opportunities - Raising the Village International (RTV)

Organization: Raising the Village International (RTV)
Duty Station:  Kisoro and Kanungu, Uganda

About US:
Raising The Village International (RTV) is a Canadian non-profit organization which works in works with hard to reach “last-mile” villages in Uganda focused on ending extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity, nurturing income-generation activities and building local capacity, while moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency.
                                         
Job Summary: The Project Officer works directly with our Project Villages from project selection to completion, and supports all aspects of the RTV Programme. Project Officers travel frequently to assigned villages to facilitate all aspects of our approach including community meetings, training, data collection and implementation. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Project Officer works with RTV project partners, prospective villages, coordinates with third parties, and supports all aspects of project as follows:
Assessments and Data Collection:
  • Conduct the initial project visits for prospective visits
  • Complete the preliminary assessment report identifying key priorities of community members
  • Create the recommendations and content for discussion with team for project selection
  • Conduct the full community assessment and populate necessary data for design and load into Dropbox including; Stakeholder Assessment, Risk and Issues document, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, Logframe, Workplan and Budget
  • Project Viability Models and additional plans
  • The jobholder will document key contact information of (LC3, LC1, CDO, and specific individuals)
  • Tasked with community mapping and needs prioritization
  • Conduct Household income surveys and village data surveys for Design and M&E Team
  • Complete photographs and sharing for data repository
  • Create a five-year plan community vision document
  • Conduct project review with the RPS, OM, NPO, and peer review for approval


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Raising The Village Project Officer job opportunity should preferably hold University Degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Community Development, or related fields
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in community development programs, and a demonstrated long-term passion for community development
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, etc
  • Project management at a village level experience
  • Energetic and physically able to hike on high terrain, ability to travel 80% of time
  • Fluency in local languages (Lufumbira/Lukiga & Lunyankole) must be highlighted in the application/CV.
Desired Skills:

  • Organizes workload effectively while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English, and team player
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and two references to: recruitment@raisingthevillage.org

NB:
  • PDF documents are preferred, and include all relevant information in your letter or CV, no other documents should be forwarded to the hiring committee.
  • Please indicate your position of interest in your email or subject line.
  • Resumes received after the deadline will still be considered in a future round.
Deadline: 28th November 2017

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