2 Project Assistant DFID Project Job Placements - Build Africa

Organisation: Build Africa
Duty Station:  Uganda

About Us:
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and Livelihood improvement. BAU currently works in 13 j districts with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa is currently implementing a number of projects from different donors.

About DFID Project:
Build Africa currently works in 13 districts in Uganda with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa’s MumsRead project is a 3 year project to be part funded with UKaid from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and will be implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts. The project targets 2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at ensuring that they are able to better support their children’s wellbeing and are playing a more impactful role in their homes and communities using new skills, including functional levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will use culturally appropriate entry point of child-care skills for young mothers to then further equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial management to enable them to take a more active role in their homes and communities, changing the' landscape for their own children and leading to a virtuous development cycle beyond the life of the project.

Job Summary:  The Project Assistant will have field level responsibility for the implementation of the MumsRead Project in Kiryandongo and Oyam districts. The job-holder will provide field level support and oversight for project implementation and will be expected to continually observe the day-to-day effectiveness of the project delivery, noting and reporting any areas where improvements are possible. With support from the PM, S/he will work on the project in carrying out the agreed project activities, including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities, and monitoring and reviewing project impact. S/he will work closely with the project partners but also collaboratively with other staff in BAU on project management, MEL and reporting to the donors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a relevant degree (Education, Gender, Development Studies, Social work and Community based development
  • Three years of related work experience on development projects, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience of direct working with communities and children
  • The applicant should have experience in community mobilization approaches with proven experience in Adult Literacy and Gender interventions^
  • Proven experience and clinical knowledge of managing community projects
  • Knowledge in data collection approaches, methods and tools
  • Should be proactive in thinking and able to question the status quo in their day to day work.
  • Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Harm Programming.
  • A person of high integrity that will follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and corruption.
  • Experience of developing and facilitating training sessions within low literacy communities
  • Effective communication and listening skills.
  • Willing to speak up and proactively raise issues
  • Good report writing and computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid riding permit
  • A good team player.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under sometimes harsh field conditions
  • Knowledge and experience of working in rural communities in Kiryandongo and Oyam is an added

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated CV/resume which should include your contact information and three professional referees, state your current salary and expectations. Send to;

The Human Resources Officer, Kampala or
Email to: recruit@build-africauganda.org

Physically submit applications to the address below;
Build Africa Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Plot 431 & 424, Central Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O Box 7224 Kampala. Tel 0414 267828

Build Africa Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road,
P.O. Box 350 Kumi. Tel 0392 769648

Build Africa Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent,
P.O. Box 66 Masindi. Tel 0465420171

Deadline: 23rd March 2018

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