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Job Title:      Project Officer
Organization: Saferworld UK 
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.

Job Summary:  The Project Officer will support the effective delivery of the project ‘strengthening inclusive development and equal access to resources for marginalised groups in northern Uganda’, and will be responsible for the regular day-to-day implementation, documentation, and operations of project activities. The project seeks to contribute to greater inclusion and more equitable access to resources, the benefits of development, and realisation of natural resource rights for poor and marginalised youth, women and men in Uganda. This position is based in Gulu with regular travel to Kampala and other parts of the country.         

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the effective delivery of the project and take responsibility for the day-to-day implementation, documentation and operation of project activities;
  • Assist the project coordinator in coordinating work with partners to deliver timely and high quality activities, including training, consultation, research and analysis;
  • Assist with the delivery of training, including designing, facilitating or co-facilitating where necessary;
  • Build and maintain strong relations with staff in partner organisations who are working on project implementation;
  • Ensure timely completion of internal reporting requirements and contribute to the completion of donor reports;
  • Assist with the development and regular revision of project work plans for Saferworld staff and partners;
  • Monitor project budgets on a monthly basis in coordination with colleagues to ensure optimum expenditure of funds and timely and accountable financial reporting by local partners.
Build and maintain effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s work in Uganda;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with project partners;
  • Contribute to the strengthening of Saferworld’s coordination with other civil society organisations, national and international peacebuilding actors in Uganda;
  • Represent Saferworld at external meetings, and promote lessons learnt from the organisation’s work.
Ensure regular liaison and information sharing with other parts of Saferworld
  • Contribute to cross-organisational learning and sharing, including drafting pieces for the weekly internal news;
  • Ensure effective communication of project activities, results and lessons learnt within Saferworld, including contributing to organisational outcome harvesting workshops and biannual reporting.
Support ongoing monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the project’s work
  • In collaboration with the research, monitoring, evaluation and learning coordinator, monitor the impact of Saferworld’s work in Uganda and participate in regular debriefings and lesson learning sessions with Saferworld and partners;
  • Maintain a database of project outcomes;
  • Coordinate staff and donor monitoring visits and evaluations as appropriate;
  • Write timely and accurate activity reports and support the project manager in the drafting of donor reports.          

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Saferworld Project Officer job must hold a recognised first degree or professional qualification in either: peace and conflict studies, social sciences or development studies or equivalent relevant experience;
  • At least two to three years of experience working on peace and/or governance issues in a non- governmental organisation;
  • A good understanding of peace, governance, and conflict sensitivity, and an active interest in the workings of civil society;
  • Knowledge and experience of working on gender-sensitive programming would be an advantage;
  • A good understanding of conflict sensitive programming is desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of project administration, planning and implementation;
  • Experience with peacebuilding and land-related projects would be an advantage;
  • Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars is desirable.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
  • Ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups;
  • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision;
  • Good report-writing skills with excellent written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and team working skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of internet for research;
  • Skills in participatory approaches to research and programming.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete application form, download here and send to Please cite the reference as UgPO1

Deadline: 24th February 2019

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