NGO Career Jobs – Programme Support Officer (PSO) at ZOA International

Organization: ZOA
Funding Source: Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Advisor (PGA)
About US:
ZOA is an International
Non-Governmental Organisation working in Uganda since 1998. Its mission is to
assist in rebuilding the livelihoods of peoples who are affected by human
conflict or natural disaster. We operate in 15 countries in Africa and Asia.
Our community based programme in Uganda concentrates on Food Security,
Livelihoods/Economic Development, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Vocational
Training, Education and Peace Building and is implemented in close cooperation
with local organizations and local government.
Job Summary:  The Programme Support Officer (PSO) will
render support in the Programme Areas by assisting/leading in the preparation
of high quality project proposal, ensure smooth implementation of the Programme
Areas and effective monitoring and evaluation of the ZOA Uganda programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will write project proposals (i.e. programme narrative) to
    institutional and private donors in collaboration with District Management
    Team (DMT), Head of Programme Advisor Department (PAD), Manager General
    Affairs (MGA) and Country Director (CD);
  • Ensure
    donor compliance throughout the project life cycle for projects;
  • Lead
    and/or support the programme staff in the utilisation of monitoring &
    evaluation systems and in effective monitoring & evaluation;
  • Send
    high quality donor reports with thorough project and impact analysis in
    accordance with specific donor requirements;
  • Technically
    support the Country Director, the Programme Advisor and the Programme
    Managers in developing and executing an effective communication and
    (social) media strategy;
  • Mentor
    and support programme staff and staff of partner organisations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in humanitarian development, social science or other relevant field;
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in the NGO sector, including two years
    in a similar position, preferably in the sectors Livelihoods & Food
    Security/Economic Development, WASH, Education, Peacebuilding.
  • Proven
    successful experience in writing reports and proposals for institutional
    (e.g. EU, USAID etc.) and private donors;
  • Excellent
    command of spoken and written English;
  • Willingness
    to take initiative and work independently with minimal guidance;
  • Being
    an inventive, creative person;
  • Being
    a motivator for the team and the beneficiaries;
  • Computer
    literacy skills in MS Office, knowledge of SPSS is an added advantage;
  • Prior
    experience in communication, (social) media engagement
Personal Competencies:
  • Written
    convey clear, relevant and correct information in writing, adjusts writing
    style to objectives and target group.
  • Innovation: Think and act creatively; see chances
    for renewing/initiating of new strategies, products, services, markets and
    ways of thinking.
  • Project
    Cycle Management:
    identify, formulate, implement & evaluate assigned projects within the
    logical framework approach.
  • Information
    important information in complex surroundings full of information and
    connect between data.
How to Apply: 
ZOA encouraged all suitably
qualified Christians to send an application letter together with curriculum
vitae (max 3 pages), names and contacts of three referees of which one is your
pastor or priest, to: Please clearly
indicate the position title in the subject of the E-mail.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 7th August 2015 and
invited for interview.
Deadline: 2nd August 2015.
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