Humanitarian Support Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities – Hunger Fighters Uganda (HFU)

Organisation: Hunger
Fighters Uganda (HFU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Programme
About US:
Hunger Fighters
Uganda (HFU) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization initiated in
2008, pursuing a vision of A hunger and Malnutrition free Uganda. HFU is
engaged in activities of fighting hunger in Uganda with a local, national and
global perspective. The organisation programmes are focused on a goal of
creating empowered food secure communities. The main areas of work are
Agriculture and sustainable livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security,
Humanitarian support, Research, Advocacy and Capacity Development. At the core
of fighting hunger, the organization considers gender and sustainable
environmental conservation as important crosscutting issues.
Job Summary:  The Humanitarian Support Officer will advance
Hunger Fighters Uganda Development and Humanitarian Support Programming,
partnerships and response emergencies and disasters. Support and provide
leadership to the Humanitarian Support Programme Unit, policy formulation
and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and
implementation by assisting field managers in the setting up, implementation
and evaluation of humanitarian Support programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Head of
Area Office, the Humanitarian Support Officer will concentrate on the following
  • Work in liaison with the Head of
    Programmes, makes day-to-day decisions to contribute to the development,
    implementation and smooth running of the Humanitarian Support Unit and
  • Providing a wide range of
    administrative, financial and programmatic support to the Humanitarian
    Support Unit.
  • Mainstream gender, protection and
    accountability mechanisms in HFU’s humanitarian support partnership
  • Support the Sub Office and Field Offices
    in the in implementation of the HFU medium and short term Humanitarian
    Support Programme Development Strategy.
  • Support transformation of human
    resources through capacity development initiatives in the area of
    humanitarian response.
  • Efficiency, Effectiveness,
    Accountability and Transparency in programme and project implementation.
  • Measuring Change, quality and impact
    through an effective Monitoring and Evaluation strategy.
  • Establish clear roles, responsibilities
    and required actions for addressing protection and other sensitive issues
    encountered in the field and establish transparent resolution mechanisms.
  • Initiate and manage partnership for
    interest unit development and ensure inter unit collaborations.
  • Ensure effective implementation of
    General Food Assistance distributions in the two settlements of Nakivale
    and Oruchinga in collaboration with WFP, OPM and other partners.
  • Fundraise for the humanitarian support
    programme interventions.
  • Specific Personal and Functional
  • Displays ability to identify the main
    hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and
    implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and
    the full range of humanitarian assistance tools.
  • Demonstrates the ability to design,
    implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient
    programmes deploying different humanitarian and emergency intervention
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret
    basic data in the context of HFU specialized fields to contribute to
    technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Displays ability to translate
    understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted
    conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific
  • Develops thorough recommendations using
    multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to
    strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and
    nutrition security programmes.
  • Displays ability to build strong
    external partnerships and networks regularly with key external partners
    using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s
    unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships with
  • Be politically agile and adaptable by
    demonstrating the ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of
    evolving partner circumstances and expectations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Hunger
    Fighters Uganda (HFU) Humanitarian Support Officer job placement must hold
    a university degree in humanitarian response or other related discipline,
  • Master’s degree level preferably in
    Social Sciences, Development Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, Public
    Health Nutrition, Rural Development are an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience in
    humanitarian or related sector
  • Extensive experience with grants
  • Knowledge of-Sphere Standards and Core
    Humanitarian Standards
  • Proven experience in Monitoring and
  • Proficiency in computer and use of ICT
    communication tolls.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications (including copies of certificates and updated
CVs indicating at least 2 referees), should be hand delivered to Hunger
Fighters Uganda offices along Hoima Road, about 200metres Off the Kampala
Northern bypass, Next to Africa Oil Station. Letters of applications should be
addressed to: The Head of Human Resources, Hunger Fighters Uganda, P.O Box,
28175, Kampala, Uganda.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 9th June 2018 by 01:00pm
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