Fresher Assistant Project Officer NGO Jobs – National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU)

Job Title:    Assistant Project

Organisation: National
Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Program

About US:

The National
Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is an umbrella
organisation of women founded and women led organisations that registered as a
Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 1993. Its membership category is
District Networks, which are clusters of women’s Community Based Organisations
(CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) and NGOs, national NGOs, nationally
registered FBOs and women’s professional bodies. NAWOU is one of the most
grounded women’s organisations in Uganda as its members can be found across the
country. NAWOU is also one of the oldest Ugandan women’s organisations as it
was originally founded as the National Council for Women in the 1960’s.

Job Summary:  The Assistant Project Officer will provide
leadership in the field delivery of the project in Luweero district with the
aim of building viable businesses for women working in cooperatives and
increasing incomes.  The function
supports the target groups to build their understanding of business and human
rights, promoting the rights of women as well as ensuring that the women in
these cooperatives and the stakeholders uphold business and human rights
principles, while gender equality in agri-business is promoted.  The Assistant Project Officer will be
responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for the
project in Luwero districts. S/He will ensure that the project meets its
targets in the planning, implementation, coordination, and reporting of field

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, process and implement activities in line with the project
    narrative, logical framework and monitoring frameworks
  • Prepare periodic project reports in line with organizational and
    donor reporting guidelines 
  • Manage and report on finances for activities at field level and
    petty cash for field operations
  • Support member organisations and district networks in your area of
    work to design and strengthen advocacy initiatives relating to
  • Ensure proper administration of project field office based in Luwero
    District in collaboration with other project implementing partners as well
    as balancing work in the field and at the Secretariat.
  • Collect and produce project stories of change for project reporting
    and sharing on media platforms
  • Carry out project monitoring and evaluation with support from the
    monitoring and evaluation team, using appropriate tools designed by the
    organization to keep track of project deliverables and progress.
  • Provide training and continuous support visits and mentoring of
    project beneficiaries and partner organisations in agri-business
  • Represent NAWOU in steering committee meetings, review meetings and
    local government meetings related to the project and relevant sectors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a degree in agriculture, agri-business,
    economics or a related field
  • At least two years of relevant working experience preferably in an
    INGO or NGO.
  • Experience working with rural communities
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing agri-business
    projects and initiatives
  • Research and policy advocacy skills
  • Ability to work independently, with local government, civil society
    and communities
  • The candidate must possess good communication and mobilization
  • Must be proficient in computer i.e. MS. Word, Excel, use of internet,
    Power point and other computer applications
  • Ability to interpret project and program documents, and roll out the
    work plan
  • A goo background in working with cooperatives is an added advantage
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is an added advantage
  • Fluency in Luganda

How to Apply:

All candidates
should email a cover letter and current CV to Please include
Assistant Project Officer in the subject line of your email. No email be
heavier than 2MBs. Due to the high number of applications we anticipate
receiving, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 3rd October 2019

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