Fresher Project Assistant Non-profit Jobs – Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD)

Job Title:      Project Assistant
Organization: Uganda
National Association of the Deaf (UNAD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Uganda National
Association of the Deaf (UNAD) is a Non-Governmental and non-profit
Organization registered under the Uganda NGO registration statutes of 1989. It
was established in 1973 as an umbrella organization for all Deaf associations
and groupings in Uganda. UNAD envisions ‘Dignity for every Deaf person in
Uganda’, and its Mission is to ‘Build capacities of Deaf people, promote sign
language, advocate for the rights and lobby for access to services by Deaf
people in Uganda.’
About Project:
UNAD has entered
into a 3 year partnership with Deaf Child worldwide – the International arm of
the UK Deaf Children Society – to implement the “Ye, Kisoboka” (Yes, It is
possible) Project with the aim of improving the livelihoods of at least  150 vulnerable Deaf youth, aged 15 to 24yrs
in greater Kampala so as to enable them to lead independent lives through
provision of vocational skills training and connection into the job-world
through internships and practicums as well as rallying behind potential
employers to absorb Deaf youth into the formal and informal labour market.
Job Summary:  The Project Assistant is responsible for the
day to day implementation of the Project. He/ she is directly responsible for
the various volunteers, trainers, trainees, mentees and other personnel that
will be engaged in the implementation of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close liaison with the Project Officer, develop Annual
    Activity Plans & Budgets
  • In liaison with the PO, place qualified deaf youth to established
    job and internship opportunities
  • Regular follow ups and monitoring of deaf trainees, mentees and
  • Mobilize beneficiaries & partners of the project in communities
  • Facilitate partnerships with potential vocational institutions and
  • Maintain Project equipment & machinery in a good order
  • Maintain good communication with UNAD Secretariat & the
  • Facilitate effective partnerships with relevant partners &
    stakeholders such the government, private sector, other NGOs, school
    authorities etc.
  • Write timely periodical narrative reports to Project Coordinator
    & UNAD
  • Develop and maintain a project data bank
  • Ensure adherence to policy guidelines of UNAD by both staff &
    partners of the project in particular the Child Protection Policy,
    Financial guidelines among others
  • Promote the use of Sign Language & other issues of deaf children
    in particular & deaf people in general
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff, partners & stakeholders
  • Develop and write fundable proposals for Project sustainability

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences,
    development or related equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in donor funded project
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Word, Excel, Power point, internet
  • Knowledge of Participatory methodologies & Excellent
    Facilitation skills
  • Basic Knowledge of Uganda Sign Language an added advantage
  • Team Player
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications together with
copies of academic testimonials and a detailed CV with at least 2 references.
Applications either by post or physically in a sealed envelope addressed to:
The Executive Director, Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) P.O. Box
7339, Kampala.
Applicants who wish
to send their applications by email can send them to and
copy in All
applications received beyond the stipulated date and time will automatically be
NOTE: UNAD is an
equal opportunity employer, Women and persons with Disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 6th September 2018
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