2 Big Lottery Fund UK Project Officer Job Placements – ADD International

Organisation: ADD
International
Funding Source: Big Lottery
Fund UK 
Duty Station: Jinja and
Omoro, Uganda
Reports: Programmes Manager,
ADD International Uganda programme
About Us:
ADD International fights for independence, equality and opportunity for
disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia.  We work with local, regional and national
groups run by and for persons with disabilities, known as Disabled People’s
Organisations or DPOs. We work with people with all types of impairments in
areas of extreme poverty, regardless of religious or ethnic background. Whether
it is visual, hearing or mobility impairments, neurological conditions,
intellectual disabilities, albinism or more, we believe it is not the
impairment, but the barriers in society, that limit people from reaching their
full potential.
Over the last few years ADD International has developed a clear
organisational theory of change that captures our rights based approach. We
have invested in a robust monitoring and evaluation system and are developing a
learning culture across the organisation. We have documented good practice and
are building on our extensive experience of building the capacity of Disabled
People’s Organisations. We have played a key role in making sure the
Sustainable Development Goals are inclusive of people with disabilities and are
now working to make sure that they are effectively implemented at a national
level.
Job Summary:   The
Project Officer will primarily ensure efficient, effective and timely
implementation of the Sustainable Livelihoods project by  coordinating collaboration and capacity
building for Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) partners, local government
and other stakeholders, ensuring conformity to the partnership agreement,
project design, ADD International’s global and country strategies, theory of
change, frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, communications and
publicity, as well as donor contract.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Support the capacity building of disabled people’s organisations for
effective implementation of the sustainable livelihood projects:
  • Actively participate in participatory
    capacity assessments for partner DPO using ADD International’s core tools:
    Three Circles (organisational capacity assessment), Gender Assessment
  • Provide continuous training, mentoring,
    and management support to DPO partners on identified areas of gaps and
    weaknesses as part of Capacity Building support to DPO
  • Work closely with DPO partners to identify
    community based DPOs to participate in the project using the agreed
    criteria
  • Guide partner DPO to conduct participatory
    capacity assessments for each community DPO using ADD International’s core
    tools: Three Circles (organisational capacity assessment) Gender
    Assessment)
  • Based on the capacity assessments, work
    with the partner DPO to facilitate a participatory process of developing
    Capacity Building plans for each community based DPO clearly stipulating
    ADD and partner contributions, roles and responsibilities
  • Oversee the identification and engagement
    of external resource persons/ institutions (e.g. for training,
    information, advice) in the execution of community DPO capacity building
    programmes in consultation with partner DPOs and manager programme
    implementation
  • Support development of Partnership
    Agreements/ MOUs by DPOs and other partners (in collaboration with
    the  Programme Manager, CD and FAM)
    to clarify roles, expectations and obligations of ADD International and
    partners during joint programme/project implementation
  • Maintain and ensure regular communication
    with DPOs on joint project implementation, reflection and learning,
    opportunities for engagement with powerholders, and other areas of mutual
    interest
  • Take part in the development of project
    annual and quarterly plans for the sustainable livelihoods project and
    contribute to development of the ADD Annual Operational plans.
  • Support the empowerment of individual
    People with Disabilities (PWDs) and their households participating in the
    Sustainable Livelihoods for People with Disabilities project
  • Guide DPO partners and stakeholders in
    identification of PWD and beneficiary households and ensure the
    identification is in conformity with the defined and approved criteria
  • Work closely with DPO to ensure
    multi-stakeholders’ consultations/involvement in the development of
    households’ livelihood enhancement plans
  • Ensure partners and staff implement PWD
    household livelihoods plans in line with approved plans
  • Ensure that DPO partners implement the
    beneficiaries’ feedback loop; and support problem-solving during instances
    of disagreement/conflict between the partner organisations and project
    beneficiaries during project implementation, with support from the
    Programmes Manager, and escalate where necessary
Participate in campaigns to reduce stigma,  change social norms and increase public
awareness of the rights, needs and potentials of PWDS:
Maintain an
updated list of project beneficiaries disaggregated by gender, disability and
other demographic characteristics
Support project monitoring learning and evaluation:
  • Support partners and project staff to use
    the ADD International and project specific MEL tools for gathering data
    and evidence which contribute to learning and accountability processes.
  • Work with partners and project staff to
    document lessons learned, and good practices on sustainable livelihoods
    projects for internal and external sharing and application within ADD
    International’s current and future projects
  • Support the MEL and Programmes Manager to
    plan and co-facilitate quarterly reflection meetings of ADD International
    staff and partners
  • Compile detailed activity reports
  • Participate in joint learning forums for
    ADD International staff, partner organizations and other stakeholders for
    regular exchange of information, reflect on practice and methodologies.
Participate in project networking and collaboration:
  • Work in liaison with partner organisations
    to carry out stakeholder mapping in the specific project locations as the
    basis of networking, collaboration, influencing and securing external
    support to the project
  • Represent ADD and the sustainable
    livelihood project in field-based engagements with government institutions
    and civil society networks for learning and leveraging the influence of
    ADD International
  • Engage with mainstream NGOs implementing
    livelihood programmes for disability inclusion purposes in consultation
    with the Programme Manager
Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding:
  • Support project partners and staff to
    mainstream vulnerable adult and child safeguarding in planning,
    implementation and review of the livelihood project by;
  • Tasked with facilitating participatory
    adult, child safeguarding training and competency assessments with partner
    organizations with support of the Programme Manager and Child Safeguarding
    Focal point and make recommendations for improvement, and agree action
    plans
  • Guide DPOs to implement approved action plans
    to improve child and vulnerable adult safeguarding practice for the
    sustainable livelihood project
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ADD International
    Project Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Humanities, Social Sciences, Community or Development studies from a
    recognised university/institute, and for PWD, equivalent demonstrated
    knowledge and experience (specialism in one of ADD International’s
    programme areas is an added advantage)
  • At least three years’ experience with
    duties related to programme implementation, capacity building.
  • Previous experience in promotion of human
    rights of vulnerable people
  • Demonstrated experience of networking and
    collaboration with civil society and government at district and community
    level
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender
    sensitivity in programmes, including of issues related to violence against
    women and girls
  • Familiarity with capacity building
    processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited
    supervision
  • Ability to document and communicate in
    English
  • Proven interpersonal and networking skills
    to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Personal integrity and an ethical approach
    to work
  • Knowledge of the local language is an
    added advantage
  • Specialism in livelihoods is desired
  • Additional training in child/ vulnerable
    adult safeguarding is an added advantage
  • Prior work experience in organisations
    working with persons with disabilities.
  • Training/qualification in gender in
    development is an added advantage
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    issues facing persons with disabilities in Uganda and/or a lived
    experience of disability is desired
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send the
following attachments by email:
  • Updated resume / CV (max 2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (max 2 pages), please
    state your current or most recent salary
  • Completed equal opportunities form, Download
    Here
  • The names, contact numbers of 2 referees
    (please state if you are not happy for them to be contacted at this
    stage).
Please send your application to the Head of Finance and Administration,
Uganda Programme office: First Floor, Plot 32, Kanjokya Street, email info@add-uganda.org
Deadline: Wednesday 12th
July 2017 

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