Project Officer NGO Career Jobs – VSO

Job Title:       Project Officer
Organization: VSO
Duty Station: Hoima, Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 40,000,000
Reports to: Programme
Manager Livelihoods (PM-L)
About VSO:
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development
organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing
countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills,
build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change
lives and make the world a fairer place.
Key Duties and
Project Support:
The Project Officers will support/lead
implementation of SCOPE field based activities in geographical location to
ensure: all activities are implemented according to agreed annual, quarterly
and monthly work plans and budgets working closely with SCOPE VSO volunteers,
VSO staff and partners; EC project delivers against timeframes and project output
and outcome targets/objectives 
Input into development of SCOPE annual work plan
and budget. With the PM-L, develop and monitor quarterly and monthly work plans
and budgets for geographical location.
Provide weekly updates on project progress to
PM-L and (volunteers, staff, partners) highlighting any deviations against
plans and budgets with solutions to overcome.
Actively participate in SCOPE monthly Grants
Management Meetings (GMM) and quarterly project review meetings
Build and strengthen partnerships with and
between SCOPE partners and volunteers to ensure delivery of project objectives
while ensuring application of VSO people first principles in the partnership
Carry out support supervision visits and on job
coaching to SCOPE partners and volunteers within geographical location to
ensure quality standards and mitigate risks
Coordinate and work closely with SCOPE VSO
volunteers and staff in ensuring delivery of project objectives
Identify, maintain and strengthen relationships
with key stakeholders in geographical location to support project start up;
strengthen project impact and sustainability
Represent VSO at events and meetings as
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Compile and submit activity and monthly reports
to PM-L with emphasis on lessons learnt, good practices, success stories and
achievements of project outcome and output targets as well as deviations and
Support delivery of SCOPE communications plan
including documentation of areas of good practice and case studies for
publicity, visibility and replication
Support partners in geographical location with
compiling monthly reports
Ensure all project documentation and reports are
up-to-date as per VSO guidelines and donor requirements for location
Input into donor reports as needed
Logistics and Administration:
Support and organise project meetings,
activities and events according to work plans and in line with VSO policies and
With SCOPE Sub Grants Officer, the incumbent
will support partners to actualise procurement and financial policies and
ensure compliance with VSO and donor requirements
Grant Management: Support in monthly monitoring of expenditure
against budgets and activities against work plans communicating any areas of
variance to PM-L with suggested corrective actions; Input into quarterly budget
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably old a
Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Business Administration or other
equivalent experience
At least three years of relevant experience of
implementing youth livelihood, projects with a particular focus on vocational
training and enterprise development
Previous exposure and experience in financial
management, including budgeting, monitoring and managing expenditure
Ability to do simple M&E measurements and
Oral and written fluency in English, with
confidence in communicating to a wide range of audiences
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft
Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative,
flexibility with ability to coach and motive others
Experience of working with and understanding the
challenges faced by young people in rural Uganda.
Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid license
Practical experience gained within a volunteering
NGO context is desired
Previous exposure and experience of working with
international volunteers is an advantage
Previous experience of working with Vocational
Training Institutions.
Prior experience within oil and gas industry and
or trades
Fluent in local language of Hoima
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the web link below.
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