Program Officer (Development) German NGO Jobs – GIZ

Officer (Development)
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Jinja,
Reports to: Project
Ref. No:
Program Officer – Development
About US:
The Deutsche
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the
Federal republic of Germany with International operations in Uganda. GIZ
Implements commissions for the German government and other national and
international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the
international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Government of Uganda.
About RFBCP Project:
The German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the
Gesellschatt fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GlZ) with the “Responsible
Fisheries Business Chain Project (RFBCP) which is part of the Global Program on
Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture, funded under the special initiative “One
World No Hunger.” The overall objective of the program is to ensure food
security and to reduce poverty by increasing fish supply and income. RFBCP is
concentrating on sustainable fisheries management of Nile perch at Lake Victoria.
Its three main areas of activity are: improvement of the artisanal fisheries
leading to better access to fisheries products and employment opportunities,
promotion of sustainable fisheries and reduction of illegal, unreported and
unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer (Development) is
responsible for the supervision of the timely and efficient planning,
implementation and monitoring of RFBCP activities, coordination of partners and
programmatic activities, timely and quality reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management and
  • Planning, coordination and implementation of project activities
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual work plans and budgets,
    including mile stones
  • Implementation of activities as indicated in work plans
  • Preparation of concept papers, technical documents and presentations
  • Preparation of detailed budgets for project activities and
    supervision/control of the timely provision of funds, materials and
    services for the implementation of project activities
  • Backstopping / advising of partners and grantees on technical issues
  • Provision of technical inputs and facilitation of meetings with
    project partners
  • Monitoring and evaluation of partners activities
  • Writing of reports and project documentations
  • Local, regional / national coordination meetings with government and
    development partners
  • Identifying the needs for assistance and funding of partner
    institutions and NGOs
  • Contributes knowledge, ideas, feedback and lessons learned to the
    programme team for continuous learning, improvement and innovation.
Communication and
  • Develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders
  • Provides technical assistance to local and international experts
    engaged by RFBCP
  • Ensures knowledge management by collecting, processing and
    distributing relevant information
  • Promotes and represents the programme, its activities and the
    organisation in relevant fora
duties/additional tasks:
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Project leader

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Rural
    Development Studies, Economics, Project Management, Business
    Administration or other relevant areas.
  • Three years of relevant professional experience
  • GIZ experience is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in organizing and managing activities / projects
  • Demonstrated strong communication and report writing skills
  • Experience in coordinating multiple stakeholder
  • Good working knowledge of the technologies (related software, phone,
    email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified portraits are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their
application and CV to the Human Resource Department through
Please note: only those applications quoting the reference number indicated for
each position as the subject heading will be accepted. Application and CV
should be in one document. No other attachment is required at this stage
Deadline: 2nd August 2018
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