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Project Officer, Land Rights Career Jobs - PELUM Uganda

Organisation: PELUM Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
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,
PELUM Uganda
Plot 155, Kira Road, Kamwokya
P.O.Box 35804, Kampala

E-mail to: pelumuganda@pelumuganda.org and copy to pelumuganda@yahoo.com

Deadline: Friday 16th September 2016 by 5.00 pm.

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