Entry Level Project Officer – Safe Water Project Careers – ChildFund International

Organisation: ChildFund International
Funding Source: Proctor and Gamble (P&G)
Duty Station:  Wakiso and
Kyankwanzi, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Programme Manager
About US:
International is an international non-profit organization founded over seventy
years ago. ChildFund provides help to deprived, excluded and vulnerable
children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to become
young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to
their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions
participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of
About Project:
has received funding to implement the Safe Drinking water project. The project
will be implemented for three years in Wakiso and Kyankwanzi Districts. It focuses
on the use of Proctor and Gamble (P&G) purifiers of water at household and
institutional level. The project team will engage the community at household
level, village health team members, Sub-county and District leaders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares work plans and budgets in
    coordination and with support from regional and local partner (LP) teams.
  • In charge of ensuring budget execution,
    monitoring and reporting.
  • The job holder will organize project
    planning/performance review meetings at community, sub-county and district
    levels for information dissemination and realignment of processes and
  • Offers technical support to the community and
    LP teams on issues concerning project implementation
  • Builds the capacity of and provides supervision
    to project community volunteers (VHTs)
  • Represents ChildFund in relevant fora on
    matters of safe water interventions.
  • Actively monitors and evaluates and supports
    actual implementing of activities at project sites to ensure planned
    objectives are met.
  • Prepares reports and presents to the
    immediate supervisor and stakeholders on quarterly basis
  • Regularly interacts with community representatives
    and direct beneficiaries to discuss progress of the interventions.
  • Keenly tracks project indicators using agreed
    upon tools and formats.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned from
    time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Diploma
    in Environmental Health, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Adult and Community
    Education, Development Studies or related fields
  • Additional qualification in Project
    Management is essential.
  • Broad working knowledge in rural community
    based water and sanitation initiatives
  • At least two years of post-qualification
    experience in related work in a Child-focused institution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Good decision making skills and abilities
  • Demonstrable aptitude for teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to stay in a rural setting
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle.
  • Good computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
interested candidates should send their applications including detailed
Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three
professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The
National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda
Email: hr@uganda.childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office
located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NB: While we appreciate every response to this
advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 22nd January, 2016 by 2:00 PM
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