Fresher Programme Officer International NGO Job Placements – Xavier Project

Job Title:   Programme Officer

Xavier Project

Duty Station:
Kampala,  Uganda

Salary: Ush 2,400,000 – Ush 3,000,000 per month gross

About US:

Xavier Project is an
international NGO registered in Kenya, Uganda and the UK employing 28 full time
staff members and 30 community workers across the three locations. The main
features of our work are the realisation of pioneering interventions that are
implemented through the principles of community ownership. Xavier Project´s
approach involves building holistic partnerships with refugee led organisations
(RLOs) across East Africa through which we promote community-led learning,
community capacity-strengthening and enterprise development. We act as
facilitators, supporting the RLOs to deliver education services and scale-out
enterprise within their communities. We currently support six RLOs in six
different locations in Kenya and Uganda. Through community-led solutions, we
aspire to provide more refugee children with access to quality learning,
delivered in environments that are safe and inclusive, and foster social,
emotional and extra-curricular learning. This is done through various
innovative programmes such as tablet-based learning programme for primary
school children, online-based learning programme for out-of-school youth or
outreach programme aiming to improve the access of refugee children with
disabilities to quality education.

About the Project:

Xavier Project is
looking to recruit for the position of Programme Officer in our Uganda office
who will predominantly work within our education programmes. The Programme
Officer will be based in Kampala but will be required to make regular
short-term field trips to our other two locations – Imvepi refugee settlement,
northern Uganda and Rwamwanja refugee settlement, southwestern Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Supporting the Programme Lead in all stages
of programming including design, planning, implementation and evaluation

·       Providing supervision and support to field

·       Contributing to the design of effective
strategies to address challenges encountered during the life of the programmes

·       Delivering a range of administration tasks
including basic accountability, procurement, record maintenance, etc.

·       Organising and attending implementation and
monitoring field trips

·       Producing reports, action plans and other
relevant documents

·       Conducting basic research activities

·       Promoting local leadership and community-led

·       Active participation in promoting Xavier
Project’s vision and mission

·       Any other duties assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate should have Tertiary
education in relevant field

·       Experience and good understanding of working
in the education sector

·       Strong interpersonal skills and empathy,
particularly with regards to working with vulnerable people

·       Willingness to travel within Uganda

·       Experience working with budgets, work plans
and reports

·       Knowledge of procurement processes

·       Fluency in both spoken and written English

·       Excellent knowledge of MS Office

·       Reliability and self-reliance

·       Ability to work in a team

·       Motivation to cultivate and share knowledge

·       Responsible and systematic work approach

·       Enthusiasm and self-initiative

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates please apply online at the link below


Complete online
form. In addition, please submit your CV to and use your
name and the job title “Programme Officer Uganda” in the email subject. Please
do not send any other documents at this stage. As the selection of applicants
will be conducted on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as
possible. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Xavier Project is an
equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of
religion, race, colour, origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. This
is a secure form and your application will only be read by Xavier Project’s
selection panel for this position and the Xavier Project Human Resources

Deadline: 24th
August 2020

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